Neuronal Death and Neuroprotection after Stroke and Brain Trauma

P. S. Vosler, S. Chen, J. Chen

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Acute neuronal injury from stroke and traumatic brain injury (TBI) starts a sequela of both extra- and intracellular events that ultimately leads to the demise of the affected brain tissue comprising neurons, glia, and endothelial cells lining the vasculature - the neurovascular unit. This article discusses the initial insults that separate stroke from TBI, and the common factors that lead to brain cell death and neurological dysfunction. Finally, various strategies currently being tested to provide neuroprotection are discussed in relation to acute neuronal injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780123851574
ISBN (Print)9780123851581
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Astrocytosis
  • Autophagy
  • Caspases
  • Cell-based therapy
  • Cerebral ischemia
  • Neuroinflammation
  • Neuroprotection
  • Neurovascular unit
  • PARP-1
  • Preconditioning
  • Programmed cell death
  • Reactive oxygen species
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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