Different elements of the intracellular signaling messenger systems have been detected in the course of our studies in the cerebral endothelial cells. It has been shown that the synthesizing enzymes of and substrate proteins for the second messenger molecules are present in the cerebral endothelial cells, and their activity and/or amount can change in pathological circumstances, i.e., during the formation of brain oedema. Pharmacological treatments interfering with the second messenger systems proved to be effective in the prevention of brain oedema formation.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Progress in Brain Research|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
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