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Using an adenoviral vector, we induced overexpression of the plasma type of
platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase in cultured rat neurons. Neuron
s overexpressing this enzyme showed a decrease in glutamate-induced injury,
mainly, apparent as decreased apoptosis. Reduction of lipid peroxidation b
y this enzyme and protection of mitochondrial function were demonstrated, a
nd these may be the basis of the resistance to glutamate-induced neuronal i
njury that we observed. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.