The stress-related changes in the cerebral blood flow in newborn rats with intracranial hemorrhage: metabolic and endothelial mechanisms

Olga Sindeeva (Login required)
National Research Saratov State University, Russia

Ekaterina Borisova
Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

Arkady Abdurashitov
National Research Saratov State University, Russia

Ekaterina Zhinchenko
National Research Saratov State University, Russia

Artem Gekalyuk
National Research Saratov State University, Russia

Maria Ulanova
National Research Saratov State University, Russia

Aly Esmat Sharif
National Research Saratov State University, Russia

Victoria Razubaeva
National Research Saratov State University, Russia

Sergey Serov
National Research Saratov State University, Russia

Ludmila Yankovskaya
Grodno State Medical University, Belorus

Valery V. Tuchin
National Research Saratov State University, Russia
Laboratory of Biophotonics, Tomsk State University, Russia

Oxana Semyachkina-Glushkovskaya
National Research Saratov State University, Russia

Paper #2804 received 2015.12.10; revised manuscript received 2015.12.30; accepted for publication 2015.12.31; published online 2016.02.02.

DOI: 10.18287/JBPE-2015-1-4-248


Neonatal brain hemorrhages is a major problem of future generation’s health due to the high rate of cognitive disability of newborns after vascular catastrophes in the brain. Despite the public health impact of neonatal brain hemorrhages, the mechanisms underlying in these pathological processes remain unknown. Here, using a model of sound-stress-induced brain hemorrhages (per diapedesis, no per rhexis) in newborn rats and optical methods, we found that brain hemorrhages in newborn rats are accompanied by the increase in perfusion of brain tissues, which closely associated with reducing of cerebral oxygenation and increasing of nitric oxide production in both the brain tissues and blood. We assume that nitric oxide contributes the dilation of cerebral vessels during hypoxia and the increasing of cerebral blood flow in newborn rats with brain hemorrhages. Hypoxic-hyperperfusion during stress-related hemorrhages in newborn animals can be an important protective mechanism against anoxia and critical changes in cerebral hemodynamics.


speckle laser contrast imaging; oxygen saturation; stress-related intracranial hemorrhages; hypoxia; nitric oxide

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