Muhamad Rasjad Indra, Cakra Parindra Gasmara
  MNJ, pp. 47-51  


Background. UCAO (Unilateral Cerebral Artery Occlusion) is a stroke induction method by ligating mice’s carotid artery for 45 minutes. Thus giving a hypoxic condition similar to stroke attacks to human. This method is less complicated and far more efficient. MMP-9 is a stroke marker which is assayed by ELISA from the blood of test animal.
Objective. To prove UCAO method is capable to raise MMP-9 concentration in mice’s blood.
Methods. This research was an experimental laboratory research with post-test only controlled group design. 8 male rats (8-10 weeks) were divided into 2 groups. A day after the treatment group had been induced to stroke, both group were tested to measure the MMP-9 blood concentration through ELISA.
Results. In this research, UCAO method had increased MMP-9 blood concentration in treatment group, compared to the control group. It is proved by the statistic tests, Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis, which showed a significant increase in treatment group (p < 0.05).
Conclusion. UCAO method is accepted as a method to create an ischemic stroke mice model.


ischemic stroke; ischemic stroke mice model; ischemic stroke induction method; UCAO; MMP-9

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