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Inactivation of Prefrontal Cortex Delays Emergence From Sevoflurane Anesthesia.

Front Syst Neurosci 2021 9;15:690717. Epub 2021 Jul 9.

Department of Anesthesiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States.

Studies aimed at investigating brain regions involved in arousal state control have been traditionally limited to subcortical structures. In the current study, we tested the hypothesis that inactivation of prefrontal cortex, but not two subregions within parietal cortex-somatosensory barrel field and medial/lateral parietal association cortex-would suppress arousal, as measured by an increase in anesthetic sensitivity. Male and female Sprague Dawley rats were surgically prepared for recording electroencephalogram and bilateral infusion into prefrontal cortex ( = 13), somatosensory barrel field (N = 10), or medial/lateral parietal association cortex ( = 9). Read More

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Sevoflurane Modulates AKT Isoforms in Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells. An Experimental Study.

Curr Issues Mol Biol 2021 Jun 2;43(1):264-275. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, School of Medicine, "Grigore T. Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 700115 Iasi, Romania.

(1) Background: Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a highly aggressive tumor, associated with high rates of early distant recurrence and short survival times, and treatment may require surgery, and thus anesthesia. The effects of anesthetic drugs on cancer progression are under scrutiny, but published data are controversial, and the involved mechanisms unclear. Anesthetic agents have been shown to modulate several molecular cascades, including PI3K/AKT/mTOR. Read More

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Gut microbiota mediates cognitive impairment in young mice after multiple neonatal exposures to sevoflurane.

Aging (Albany NY) 2021 06 28;13(12):16733-16748. Epub 2021 Jun 28.

Department of Anesthesiology, First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China.

Multiple exposures to anesthesia may increase the risk of cognitive impairment in young children. However, the mechanisms underlying this neurodevelopmental disorder remain elusive. In this study, we investigated alteration of the gut microbiota after multiple neonatal exposures to the anesthetic sevoflurane and the potential role of microbiota alteration on cognitive impairment using a young mice model. Read More

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Inhibiting PDE7A Enhances the Protective Effects of Neural Stem Cells on Neurodegeneration and Memory Deficits in Sevoflurane-Exposed Mice.

eNeuro 2021 Jul-Aug;8(4). Epub 2021 Jul 7.

Department of Anesthesiology, Quanzhou First Hospital Affiliated to Fujian Medical University, Quanzhou, Fujian 362000, China

Sevoflurane is widely used in general anesthesia, especially for children. However, prolonged exposure to sevoflurane is reported to be associated with adverse effects on the development of brain in infant monkey. Neural stem cells (NSCs), with potent proliferation, differentiation, and renewing ability, provide an encouraging tool for basic research and clinical therapies for neurodegenerative diseases. Read More

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Lidocaine and bupivacaine as part of multimodal pain management in a C57BL/6J laparotomy mouse model.

Sci Rep 2021 May 25;11(1):10918. Epub 2021 May 25.

Centre for Surgical Research, University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich, Sternwartstrasse 6, 8091, Zurich, Switzerland.

While the use of local anesthesia as part of multimodal pain management is common practice in human and veterinarian surgery, these drugs are not applied routinely in rodent surgery. Several recommendations on the use of local anesthesia exist, but systematic studies on their efficacy and side effects are lacking. In the present study, male and female C57BL/6J mice were subjected to a sham vasectomy or a sham embryo transfer, respectively. Read More

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Exposure to sevoflurane results in changes of transcription factor occupancy in sperm and inheritance of autism.

Biol Reprod 2021 May 12. Epub 2021 May 12.

Department of Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine, 615 Michael St, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA.

One in 54 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Read More

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Aging-Related Neural Disruption Might Predispose to Postoperative Cognitive Impairment Following Surgical Trauma.

J Alzheimers Dis 2021 ;81(4):1685-1699

Department of Anesthesiology, Pain and Perioperative Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China.

Background: Accumulating evidence has demonstrated that aging is associated with an exaggerated response to surgical trauma together with cognitive impairments. This has significant implications for the development of clinical phenotype such as perioperative neurocognitive disorders (PND), which is a common complication following surgery, especially for the elderly. However, the mechanism by which aging brain is vulnerable to surgical trauma remains to be elucidated. Read More

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January 2021

[Effect of Long-time Postnatal Exposure to Sevoflurane on Causing Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Rats].

Sichuan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban 2021 Mar;52(2):207-215

Department of Anesthesiology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China.

Objective: To investigate whether long-term exposure to inhaled sevoflurane, a volatile anesthetic, causes abnormal activities and memory impairment related to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in neonatal rats.

Methods: On postnatal day 5 (P5), Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to two sevoflurane subgroups and two control subgroups and underwent experimental intervention. The two sevoflurane (SEVO) subgroups were exposed to 3% sevoflurane for 2 h and 4 h respectively, while the two control subgroups were given pure oxygen for the same amount and duration. Read More

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Effects of smoking on the optimal effect-site concentration of remifentanil required for preventing cough during anesthetic emergence in male patients undergoing laparoscopic or robotic cholecystectomy.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Apr;100(13):e25288

Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.

Abstract: Target-controlled infusion of remifentanil is known to reduce cough effectively during emergence from general anesthesia. The effect of smoking on emergence cough remains controversial. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the effect-site concentration (Ce) of remifentanil in the male patients undergoing laparoscopic or robotic cholecystectomy for suppressing emergence cough in smokers and non-smokers. Read More

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Maternal anesthesia with sevoflurane during the mid-gestation induces social interaction deficits in offspring C57BL/6 mice.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2021 05 20;553:65-71. Epub 2021 Mar 20.

Department of Anesthesiology, First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou, 215006, China. Electronic address:

Sevoflurane anesthesia in pregnant mice could induce neurotoxicity in the developing brain and disturb learning and memory in the offspring mice. Whether it could impair social behaviors in the offspring mice is uncertain. Therefore, we assessed the neurobehavioral effect of in-utero exposure to sevoflurane on social interaction behaviors in C57BL/6 mice. Read More

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Nucleus accumbens neurons expressing dopamine D1 receptors modulate states of consciousness in sevoflurane anesthesia.

Curr Biol 2021 May 10;31(9):1893-1902.e5. Epub 2021 Mar 10.

Department of Anesthesiology, Eye & ENT Hospital, State Key Laboratory of Medical Neurobiology and MOE Frontiers Center for Brain Science, Institutes of Brain Science, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China; Department of Pharmacology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China. Electronic address:

Although general anesthesia (GA) enables patients to undergo surgery without consciousness, the precise neural mechanisms underlying this phenomenon have yet to be identified. In addition to many studies over the past two decades implicating the thalamus, cortex, brainstem, and conventional sleep-wake circuits in GA-induced loss of consciousness (LOC), some recent studies have begun to highlight the importance of other brain areas as well. Here, we found that population activities of neurons expressing dopamine D1 receptor (D1R) in the nucleus accumbens (NAc), a critical interface between the basal ganglia and limbic system, began to decrease before sevoflurane-induced LOC and gradually returned after recovery of consciousness (ROC). Read More

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The effects of the general anesthetic sevoflurane on neurotransmission: an experimental and computational study.

Sci Rep 2021 Feb 22;11(1):4335. Epub 2021 Feb 22.

Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neural Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Sezione di Fisiologia e Neuroscienze, via G. Campi 287, 41125, Modena, Italy.

The brain functions can be reversibly modulated by the action of general anesthetics. Despite a wide number of pharmacological studies, an extensive analysis of the cellular determinants of anesthesia at the microcircuits level is still missing. Here, by combining patch-clamp recordings and mathematical modeling, we examined the impact of sevoflurane, a general anesthetic widely employed in the clinical practice, on neuronal communication. Read More

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February 2021

Activation of GABAergic Neurons in the Rostromedial Tegmental Nucleus and Other Brainstem Regions Promotes Sedation and Facilitates Sevoflurane Anesthesia in Mice.

Anesth Analg 2021 04;132(4):e50-e55

From the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

Many general anesthetics potentiate gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) A receptors but their neuroanatomic sites of action are less clear. GABAergic neurons in the rostromedial tegmental nucleus (RMTg) send inhibitory projections to multiple arousal-promoting nuclei, but the role of these neurons in modulating consciousness is unknown. In this study, designer receptors exclusively activated by designer drugs (DREADDs) were targeted to RMTg GABAergic neurons of Vgat-ires-Cre mice. Read More

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Sevoflurane improves nerve regeneration and repair of neurological deficit in brain damage rats via microRNA-490-5p/CDK1 axis.

Life Sci 2021 Apr 26;271:119111. Epub 2021 Jan 26.

Department of Anesthesiology, Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100010, China.

Background: Sevoflurane (Sevo) is neuroprotective in brain damage, thus our objective was to further investigate the impact of Sevo treatment on nerve regeneration and repair of neurological deficit in brain damage rats by regulating miR-490-5p and cyclin-dependent kinases 1 (CDK1).

Methods: The rat middle cerebral artery occlusion model was established. miR-490-5p and CDK1 levels in brain tissues were tested. Read More

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Minimal effects from a single exposure to sevoflurane in adult male and female Sprague-Dawley rats.

Neurotoxicol Teratol 2021 Mar-Apr;84:106955. Epub 2021 Jan 16.

Division of Neurotoxicology, National Center for Toxicological Research, Food and Drug Administration, United States.

Many people undergo procedures requiring general anesthesia each day and adverse cognitive effects have been reported in response to that anesthesia. Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction (POCD) may occur in as many as 80% of adults during the first post-surgical week and can have lasting effects. Here, the cognitive and motor effects of sevoflurane exposure in Sprague-Dawley rats was examined along with body weights, blood oxygen saturation, heart rate, and body temperature. Read More

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January 2021

Sevoflurane-induced neuronal apoptosis in neonatal mice is prevented with intranasal administration of insulin.

Am J Transl Res 2020 15;12(12):8175-8184. Epub 2020 Dec 15.

Department of Neurochemistry, Inge Grundke-Iqbal Research Floor, New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities Staten Island, New York 10314, United States of America.

Concerns about the potential neurotoxicity of general anesthesia to the developing brain have been increasing in recent years. Animal studies have shown that neonatal exposure to general anesthesia causes both acute neurotoxicity and behavioral abnormalities later in life. In the present study, we observed over-activation of neuronal apoptosis in the brain of neonatal mice after a single exposure to anesthesia with sevoflurane for 6 hours at the age of 7 days. Read More

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December 2020

[Influence of fasting duration on blood volume status of pediatric patients evaluated by ultrasonic technique].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2020 Nov;100(43):3425-3430

Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, the Second Affiliated Hospital & Yuying Children's Hospital, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou 325027, China.

To evaluate the influence of preoperative fasting duration on blood volume status of pediatric patients during induction based on ultrasonic technique. One hundred and ten pediatric patients, scheduled for elective operation in the Second Affiliated Hospital & Yuying Children's Hospital, were recruited during January and October in 2018. After sedation by inhalation of sevoflurane, the maximum (expiratory) and minimum (inspiratory) diameter of inferior vena cava (IVC(max), IVC(min)) and aorta velocity-time integral (VTI) in apical five-chamber cardiac view were measured with an ultrasound machine. Read More

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November 2020

Interval-dependent neurotoxicity after multiple ketamine injections in late postnatal mice.

J Anesth 2021 02 24;35(1):93-101. Epub 2020 Nov 24.

Department of Medical Science, Chungnam National University School of Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea.

Purpose: Measuring the neurotoxic effects of multiple anesthetic exposures during neurodevelopment is complex due to the numerous factors that can affect the outcome. While we recently discovered that the interval between multiple sevoflurane exposures can affect the level of neurotoxicity, the significance of interval for other anesthetic agents is unknown. Thus, we evaluated the significance of dosing interval in the neurotoxic effects of multiple ketamine injections in postnatal day (PND) 17 mice. Read More

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February 2021

Are intrinsic neural timescales related to sensory processing? Evidence from abnormal behavioral states.

Neuroimage 2021 02 20;226:117579. Epub 2020 Nov 20.

Institute of Mental Health Research, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.

The brain exhibits a complex temporal structure which translates into a hierarchy of distinct neural timescales. An open question is how these intrinsic timescales are related to sensory or motor information processing and whether these dynamics have common patterns in different behavioral states. We address these questions by investigating the brain's intrinsic timescales in healthy controls, motor (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, locked-in syndrome), sensory (anesthesia, unresponsive wakefulness syndrome), and progressive reduction of sensory processing (from awake states over N1, N2, N3). Read More

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February 2021

Comparison of the Conox (qCON) and Sedline (PSI) depth of anaesthesia indices to predict the hypnotic effect during desflurane general anaesthesia with ketamine.

J Clin Monit Comput 2020 Nov 19. Epub 2020 Nov 19.

University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT, USA.

Comparison of two depth of anesthesia indices, qCON (Conox) and PSI (Sedline), during desflurane sedation and their sensitivity to random ketamine boluses in patients undergoing routine surgery. The performance of desflurane and ketamine on both indices was analyzed for 11 patients, and the ketamine sensitivity was compared with another group of 11 patients under sevoflurane and propofol.The MOAA/S was used to determine sedation level and pain. Read More

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November 2020

AMPK‑SIRT1 pathway dysfunction contributes to neuron apoptosis and cognitive impairment induced by sevoflurane.

Mol Med Rep 2021 01 17;23(1). Epub 2020 Nov 17.

Department of Thyroid and Breast Surgery, Shanghai Tenth People's Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200072, P.R. China.

The anesthetic sevoflurane (Sev) is widely used because of its low blood‑gas partition coefficient and lack of pungency. However, the application of Sevmay lead to cognitive impairment later in life. Previous results have indicated that exposure to Sev‑induced neuronal apoptosis and cognitive dysfunction in a rat model, but much work remains to elucidate the mechanism. Read More

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January 2021

Dexmedetomidine and Clonidine Attenuate Sevoflurane-Induced Tau Phosphorylation and Cognitive Impairment in Young Mice via α-2 Adrenergic Receptor.

Anesth Analg 2021 03;132(3):878-889

Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, Massachusetts.

Background: Anesthetic sevoflurane induces tau phosphorylation and cognitive impairment in young mice. The underlying mechanism and the targeted interventions remain largely unexplored. We hypothesized that dexmedetomidine and clonidine attenuated sevoflurane-induced tau phosphorylation and cognitive impairment by acting on α-2 adrenergic receptor. Read More

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The differential effects of isoflurane and sevoflurane on neonatal mice.

Sci Rep 2020 11 9;10(1):19345. Epub 2020 Nov 9.

Department of Neurology, The Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, People's Republic of China.

Previous research has shown that exposure to volatile anesthetics can induce acute neuroinflammation and neuroapoptopsis in neonatal rodents and that these events can lead to cognitive dysfunction at later stages. Isoflurane and sevoflurane are two of the most popular anesthetics used in the field of pediatrics. However, the relative impact of these two anesthetics on the developing brain at distinct time points after the induction of anesthesia has not been compared. Read More

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November 2020

Effects of early postnatal sevoflurane exposure on oligodendrocyte maturation and myelination in cerebral white matter of the rat.

Biomed Pharmacother 2020 Nov 18;131:110733. Epub 2020 Sep 18.

Department of Anaesthesiology, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China. Electronic address:

General anaesthesia may impose significant neurocognitive risks on the developing brain. As brain injury in preterm neonates has a particular predilection for cerebral white matter, we aimed to evaluate the effects of sevoflurane on oligodendrocyte maturation and myelination in a preterm-equivalent rat model. Two-day-old postnatal (P2) Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed to 3. Read More

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November 2020

Surgery, Anesthesia and Intensive Care Environment Induce Delirium-Like Behaviors and Impairment of Synaptic Function-Related Gene Expression in Aged Mice.

Front Aging Neurosci 2020 25;12:542421. Epub 2020 Sep 25.

Department of Anesthesiology, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, United States.

Objective: To establish a clinically relevant mouse model of perioperative delirium.

Methods: Aged C57BL/6J mice were tested at baseline in the Y-maze novel arm preference, buried food, simple discrimination task of the attentional set-shifting test, and open field tests. They were subsequently randomized to insult (anesthesia, surgery, and Intensive Care Unit environment) or control group. Read More

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September 2020

Comparison of isoflurane, sevoflurane, and desflurane as inhalant anesthetics in prairie rattlesnakes ().

J Am Vet Med Assoc 2020 Nov;257(9):945-949

Objective: To characterize induction and recovery characteristics of 3 commonly used inhalant anesthetics in prairie rattlesnakes (): isoflurane, sevoflurane, and desflurane.

Animals: 12 healthy adult prairie rattlesnakes.

Procedures: In a randomized crossover design, snakes underwent anesthetic induction with 5% isoflurane, 8% sevoflurane, or 18% desflurane, with a washout period of ≥ 7 days between anesthetic events. Read More

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November 2020

The Estradiol Synthesis Inhibitor Formestane Diminishes the Ability of Sevoflurane to Induce Neurodevelopmental Abnormalities in Male Rats.

Front Syst Neurosci 2020 4;14:546531. Epub 2020 Sep 4.

Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, United States.

Background: In rodents, the period of increased vulnerability to the developmental effects of general anesthetics coincides with the period of age-specific organizing (masculinizing) effects of the major female sex hormone 17β-estradiol (E2) in the male brain and excitatory GABA type A receptor (GABA R) signaling. We studied whether E2 synthesis and excitatory GABA R signaling are involved in the mediation of the developmental effects of sevoflurane in male rats.

Methods: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were pretreated with the inhibitors of E2 synthesis, formestane, or the Na-K-2Cl (NKCC1) Cl importer, bumetanide, prior to sevoflurane exposure for 6 h on postnatal (P) day 4, P5, or P6. Read More

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September 2020

Efficacy of 0.5 mg/kg of propofol at the end of anesthesia to reduce the incidence of emergence agitation in children undergoing general anesthesia with sevoflurane.

J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol 2020 Apr-Jun;36(2):177-181. Epub 2020 Jun 15.

Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Background And Aims: Emergence agitation (EA) is a common transient behavioral disturbance after inhalational anesthesia and may cause harm to the patient. This study evaluated the efficacy of 0.5 mg/kg of propofol administered at the end of anesthesia to reduce the incidence of EA in children undergoing general inhalational anesthesia. Read More

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Monochromatic Blue Light Activates Suprachiasmatic Nucleus Neuronal Activity and Promotes Arousal in Mice Under Sevoflurane Anesthesia.

Front Neural Circuits 2020 18;14:55. Epub 2020 Aug 18.

Department of Anesthesiology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.

: Monochromatic blue light (MBL), with a wavelength between 400-490 nm, can regulate non-image-forming (NIF) functions of light in the central nervous system. The suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) in the brain is involved in the arousal-promoting response to blue light in mice. Animal and human studies showed that the responsiveness of the brain to visual stimuli is partly preserved under general anesthesia. Read More

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Sevoflurane prevents vulnerable plaque disruption in apolipoprotein E-knockout mice by increasing collagen deposition and inhibiting inflammation.

Br J Anaesth 2020 12 14;125(6):1034-1044. Epub 2020 Sep 14.

Department of Anesthesiology, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan, China; The Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Remodeling and Function Research, Chinese Ministry of Education, Chinese National Health Commission and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, The State and Shandong Province Joint Key Laboratory of Translational Cardiovascular Medicine, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan, China. Electronic address:

Background: Sevoflurane may reduce the occurrence of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACCEs) in surgical patients, although the mechanisms are poorly understood. We hypothesised that sevoflurane stabilises atherosclerotic plaques by inhibiting inflammation and enhancing prolyl-4-hydroxylase α1 (P4Hα1), the rate-limiting subunit for the P4H enzyme essential for collagen synthesis.

Methods: We established a vulnerable arterial plaque model in apolipoprotein E-knockout mice (ApoE) fed a high-fat diet that underwent daily restraint/noise stress, with/without a single prior exposure to sevoflurane for 6 h (1-3%; n=30 per group). Read More

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December 2020