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If your time is valuable, this book is for you. However, the mechanism s by which increased ET-1 production occurs are not known. To test this hypothesis, two specific aims will be addressed using primary culture of cerebral microvascular endothelial cells. To accomplish these aims, primary cell culture, molecular biological, immunoblotting, and immunoprecipitation techniques will be employed to investigate the mechanism s involved in the regulation of ET-1 production by these blood by-products.

The results from the proposed research will have important therapeutic implications for survivors of SAH, who experience complications that include paralysis, mental and physical derangement, loss of sight and hearing. Our understanding of the mechanisms underlying the consequences of SAH will make it possible for early and appropriate intervention to prevent or reduce these complications from hemorrhagic stroke. Evaluate the effects of two weeks of treatment with Constraint Induced Movement therapy CIMT combined with behavioral training of the paretic upper limb on motor recovery in patients with ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke who are initially treated within 14 days poststroke.

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Investigate reorganization of cortical motor representation using transcranial magnetic stimulation TMS after two weeks of combined CIMT and behavioral training of the paretic upper limb in patients who begin treatment within 14 days after onset of ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke. Using transcranial magnetic stimulation, investigate the relationship between changes in cortical representation and improvement in motor function of the affected upper limb in patients treated within 14 days after sustaining ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke. CIMT given daily for two weeks Studies 9 concomitant with behavioral training of the affected upper limb facilitates motor recovery relative to an equal number of sessions of traditional therapy in patients who are initially treated by day 14 after ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke.

Combined CIMT and behavioral training of the affected upper limb administered daily for 2 weeks beginning by day 14 post-stroke will increase cortical representation of the affected hand as measured by TMS. Improved motor function of the affected upper limb will be related to the post treatment increase in cortical representation on TMS. It will bring to analyses of blood and tissues derived from study patients a wealth of expertise in morphoanatomical techniques pertinent to stroke pathogenesis, and provide access to key investigators of samples of brain tissue derived from biopsy and autopsy specimens of study patients.

The core will also provide support to Project 2, the HEME Surgery trial, in which brain tissue originating from 'clot' evacuations carried out in patients with spontaneous intracerebral parenchymal hemorrhage will be carefully evaluated for both the likely etiology of hemorrhage and the tissue response to intracerebral blood, and readied for studies of differential gene expression employing qualitative, real-time RT-PCR and cDNA arrays.

The Core will store blood samples from appropriate patients for DNA analysis, and provide these to researchers following appropriate review of their investigational goals and projects. Food consumption data were collected through semiquantitative food frequency questionnaires at baseline and during follow-up in each of the cohorts. Dietary patterns are derived from the food consumption data using factor analysis, cluster analysis, and dietary indexes based on 10 Hemorrhagic Stroke prevailing dietary recommendations.

Further, using prospectively collected and stored bloods in the NHS n, during and the HPFS n, during , we propose to examine whether observed associations between dietary patterns and CHD are explained by or mediated through plasma biochemical measurements including serum lipids, thrombotic factors, antioxidants, fasting insulin, and homocysteine levels in a nested case-control design; and they propose to assess prospectively the relationship between dietary patterns and these biomarkers in the control samples.

Assays of biomarkers in the two cohorts are funded through other grants. Overall, the large size of these cohorts, the prospective design, the high follow-up rates, and the availability of archived blood specimens provide a unique opportunity to study the relationship between overall dietary patterns and cardiovascular disease in an extremely cost-efficient manner.

This would be the first study to characterize dietary patterns in large cohorts of men and women and relate dietary patterns to CHD and stroke. Finally, this project will enable evaluation of prevailing dietary recommendations in relation to both biomarkers of risk as well as clinical cardiovascular diseases. These lesions can occur sporadically, or as an autosomal dominant trait.

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Our group has recently identified the CCM1 gene, which is responsible for the majority of all familial CCMs and principally the cause for the familial form of CCMs in the Hispanic population Sahoo et al. With the discovery of the CCM1 gene, we have developed a significant insight into the pathology of this "familial stroke. We will utilize our previously successful approach for positional cloning, which employs a strong computational approach to transcript identification in order to identify positional candidates for sequencing. We believe that the resources will have accumulated and the approach we have established will allow us to identify the genes for CCM2 and CCM3.

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After identifying the genes responsible for CCM2 and CCM3, we will begin to investigate their role in the cell, and in particular, their role in the pathophysiology of CCM. These types of experiments include overall protein expression patterns in the embryo and the adult, cellular compartment localization studies, and a search for interacting proteins using the yeast two-hybrid screen.

Our ultimate objective is to aid in understanding the fundamental mechanisms responsible for different forms of familial neurovascular disease. The availability of a model, where the primary genetic determinates have been identified Studies 11 unambiguously, will greatly expedite the search for the basic mechanisms involved in "familial stroke" and to a better understanding of neurovascular disease, in general.

The benefit and improved outcomes have been largely demonstrated in victims of trauma or patients suffering acute myocardial infarction.

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The role of aeromedical transport in non-traumatic hemorrhagic stroke is unknown. This is a retrospective, multi-center, cohort study designed to evaluate the outcome, interventions, and procedural care after helicopter transport in non-traumatic hemorrhagic stroke.

Helicopter-transported patients are selected from a recently completed database of stroke patients transported by on helicopter program. Thirty-day mortality will be determined using the social security death index and state death records.

Estimated sample size is patients. We believe that measurements of these factors in proximity to the event, together with measures of subclinical disease, will significantly improve the identification of those older individuals most likely to have a clinical CVD event. Plasmin-a2 Anti-plasmin Complex, and D-dimer. We will evaluate each of the chosen markers as a risk factor for three outcomes: incident coronary heart disease CHD including fatal and non-fatal 12 Hemorrhagic Stroke non-hemorrhagic stroke; and incident cancer of the breast, lung, colon and prostate.

With these data we will test two major hypotheses: 1 prediction of events is stronger when measurements are done closer in time 1 year ; and 2 changes in the levels of markers over time e. We believe that markers will be more closely associated with MI and CHD death than with other manifestations of atherosclerotic disease such as stroke. Since there is growing evidence that inflammatory markers are related to risk of cancer, the cancer comparison group will provide information as to the specificity of these markers for CHD.

It is likely our results will have important implications for prevention, diagnosis, and future therapeutic interventions in cardiovascular disease in the elderly. Hypertension is a major contributor to health disparity among minorities and a major cause for both ischemic or hemorrhagic strokes and chronic brain injury.

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Currently, the causes for most cases of essential hypertension as well as changes in brain signal tranduction pathways during hypertension are not well understood. However, an aberration in neural blood-pressure control mechanisms is known to be necessary for the persistence of raised blood pressure. Melanocortins have been implicated in autonomic control of blood pressure with gammaMSH demonstrating the highest potency in increasing blood pressure and heart rate.

This study will test the hypothesis that melanocortins function in autonomic neurons by modulating signal transduction systems that are coupled to specific neurotransmitter systems.

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The first aim is to identify changes in neural melanocortin signal transduction in stroke-prone spontaneous hypertensive rat SHR-SP brain. Hypothalamus and brain stem slices from SHR-SP and control Wistar Kyoto WKY rats will be treated with melanocortins in the presence of agonists for putative melanocortin-sensitive neurotransmitter systems adrenergic, serotonergic and dopaminergic and the phosphorylation patterns of total proteins and specific signal transduction components analyzed. The second aim will seek to characterize signaling through the melanocortin 3-receptor MC3-R in vitro.

This study will therefore provide important insights into the role and mechanism of neural melanocortin signaling system in autonomic functions and also identify neural signal transduction cascades that play a potential role in hypertension. During the first phase of the project, objectives will be assessed by conducting a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of intravenous magnesium as a neuroprotective agent in acute ischemic stroke.

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The second phase of this project will be a parallel pilot randomized, double-blind, placebocontrolled trial to evaluate the safety and explore the efficacy of intravenous magnesium in acute intracerebral hemorrhage, enrolling 40 patients. The findings of this project will have direct relevance to future treatment of acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke as well as to the design of future trials of neuroprotective agents. During the award period, in addition to serving as the principal investigator of these trials, Dr.

Kidwell will pursue in-depth didactic multidisciplinary training in biostatistics, epidemiology, clinimetrics and magnetic resonance radiology. She will be mentored by Drs. At the completion of this training, Dr. Kidwell will have acquired all requisite experience and skills to function as an independent investigator in clinical studies of novel magnetic resonance stroke imaging techniques, pivotal trials of promising therapeutic agents, and studies of the pathophysiology of acute human cerebral ischemia.

The pathologic basis of CAA-related stroke is deposition of the Amyloid B-peptide AB in cerebral vessels, and resultant degeneration of the vessel wall. We propose a multi-center, phase II pilot study of the safety, tolerability, and preliminary efficacy of NC for secondary prevention of recurrent CAA-related intracerebral hemorrhage. NC is a small molecule designed to compete with glycosaminoglycans for binding to AB. Preliminary studies have 14 Hemorrhagic Stroke demonstrated that this compound penetrates to the CNS, inhibits AB fibril formation and AB-induced cellular toxicity, and reduces severity of CAA in a transgenic mouse model without evidence for major intrinsic toxicity.

The proposed trial builds on progress by the Principal Investigator in the diagnosis and staging of CAA. Participants will be survivors of lobar hemorrhagic stroke, considered at high-risk for recurrence based on baseline gradient-echo MRI scan, or apolipoprotein-E genotype.