We aimed to detect expressional profiles of intracellular cell adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB), and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) in human cerebral aneurysm, in order to investigate the effect of chronic inflammation on the pathogenesis of cerebral aneurysm. Samples from 40 cases of human cerebral aneurysms diagnosed at our hospital were selected along with 20 normal cerebral artery samples.
We sought to investigate the relationship between abnormal expression of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and pathogenesis of cerebral aneurysm. Brain tissues were collected from 36 patients with cerebral aneurysm confirmed by computer tomography with angiography or neurosurgical therapy. The control group consisted of 25 patients of similar age who had no vascular diseases, as confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging. Samples of cortical arterioles were collected.