Heat shock proteins as markers of neural injury

Manuel F. Gonzalez, Kazuya Shiraishi, Kinya Hisanaga, Stephen M. Sagar, Mark Mandabach, Frank R Sharp

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Systemic or intracerebral injections of kainic acid induced immunoreactivity for the 72 kDa heat shock protein (HSP72) in individual neurons of the rat brain in patterns matching the known histopathology of the particular injury. HSP72 immunostaining was also induced in and around areas of infarction following experimental strokes. These results suggest that HSP72 immunocytochemistry may be used as a marker of cellular injury in the mammalian brain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-100
Number of pages8
JournalMolecular Brain Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes


  • Brain ischemia
  • Heat shock protein
  • Kainic acid
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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    Gonzalez, M. F., Shiraishi, K., Hisanaga, K., Sagar, S. M., Mandabach, M., & Sharp, F. R. (1989). Heat shock proteins as markers of neural injury. Molecular Brain Research, 6(1), 93-100. https://doi.org/10.1016/0169-328X(89)90033-8