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Neuroprotective effects of nimodipine and nifedipine in the NGF-differentiated PC12 cells exposed to oxygen-glucose deprivation or trophic withdrawal.
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PMID:  22677442     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The goal of this study was to compare the neuroprotective properties of the L-type Ca(2+) channel blockers, nimodipine and nifedipine, using nerve growth factor (NGF)-differentiated PC12 neuronal cultures exposed to oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD) and trophic withdrawal-induced cell death. Nimodipine (1-100μM) conferred 65±13% neuroprotection upon exposure to OGD and 35±6% neuroprotection towards different trophic withdrawal-induced cell death measured by lactate dehydrogenase and caspase 3 activities. The time window of nimodipine conferred neuroprotection was detected during the first 5 hr but not at longer OGD exposures. Nifedipine (1-100μM), to a lower potency than nimodipine, conferred 30-55±8% neuroprotection towards OGD in PC12 cells and 29±5% in rat hypocampal slices, and 10±3% neuroprotection at 100μM towards trophic withdrawal-induced PC12 cell death. The ability to demonstrate that nimodipine conferred neuroprotection in a narrow therapeutic time-window indicates that the OGD PC12 model mimics the in vivo models and therefore suitable for neuroprotective drug discovery and development.
Shimon Lecht; Elena Rotfeld; Hadar Arien-Zakay; Rinat Tabakman; Henry Matzner; Rami Yaka; Peter I Lelkes; Philip Lazarovici
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of developmental neuroscience : the official journal of the International Society for Developmental Neuroscience     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-474X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
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Created Date:  2012-6-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8401784     Medline TA:  Int J Dev Neurosci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Integrated Cellular Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine Laboratory, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA.
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