Reduced Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide Fluorescence and Cortical Blood Flow in Ischemic and Nonischemic Squirrel Monkey Cortex. 1. Animal Preparation, Instrumentation, and Validity of Model
Reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH) fluorescence was recorded from an avascular area on the squirrel monkey cortex prior to, during, and after focal incomplete ischemia. By using the instrumentation described, stable recordings were obtained free from hemoglobin artifact and with only minimal photodecomposition. Pentobarbital was compared to urethane and halothane as the anesthetic agent and was found acceptable for these types of studies in the dosages used. NADH levels were constant prior to ischemia, increased during ischemia, returned to pre-ischemic levels after restoration of blood flow, and then increased greatly at death produced by anoxia. The use of the infrared microscope for semiquantitative measurements of cortical blood flow throughout the duration of these acute studies was investigated and found to be reliable.
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