The investigation of brain growth retardation in rat fetus


Erdogdu G., Yavin E.

BIOCHEMICAL ARCHIVES, vol.15, no.1, pp.69-74, 1999 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Journal Name: BIOCHEMICAL ARCHIVES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.69-74

Abstract

We have investigated the activation of the mitogen-activated protein kinases ERK1 and ERK2 in fetal rat brain following induction of ischemia. This treatment rapidly increases the phosphorylation of MAP kinase levels after induction appears to reach a maximum at 2 hrs recirculation time. The ischemic effect on fetal brain might lead to mitogen-activated protein kinase activation and subsequent protein phosphorylation.