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Treatment of Central Nervous System (CNS) Ischemia with a Prostaglandin Derivative, PGBx.
Annual rept. 1-12 Jan 86,
UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD
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The effect of PGBx on motor function was studied in a rabbit spinal cord ischemia model. Conscious rabbits were exposed to lumbar spinal cord ischemia for 25 min and the motorneurological scores followed for 48 hrs. PGBx provided by Dr. Devlin, Philadelphia, PA was administered in 6 doses of 2 mgkg each, starting 1 hr after reperfusion. Motorneurological function of hindlimbs was scored from 0-5 0complete paralysis 5normal each hr for 12 hr and at 24 and 48 hr. In the first study, n15, a PGB - sodium salt batch was used and enhanced recovery of motor functions was observed in the second study n14 a new PGBx sodium salt batch was used and no significant effect on recovery of motor functions was observed. Since the exact composition of each PGBx batch is not known, we cannot exclude the possibility that the variability between the experiments is the result of quantitative and qualitative difference in the oligomer composition of PGBx. We strongly feel that continuation of this project would be only with specific active oligomers, e.g., PGB1 - trimer.
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