Azilsartan protects against hyperglycemia-induced hyperpermeability of the blood-brain barrier

Jing Han, Hua Tang, Longfei Yao, Erliang Jin, Wanxi Pan & Shaojun Chen
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a complex metabolic disease with significant neurological complications and is reported to be closely related to the blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption. Azilsartan is an antagonist of the Angiotensin II receptor developed for the treatment of hypertension, and it has been recently reported to have neuroprotective effects. The present study aims to investigate the protective effect of Azilsartan against hyperglycemia-induced BBB disruption and its underlying mechanism. Male db/db mice were treated with...
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