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Fiziologichnyi Zhurnal

is a scientific journal issued by the

Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Editor-in-chief: V.F. Sagach

The journal was founded in 1955 as
1955 – 1977 "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 0015 – 3311)
1978 – 1993 "Fiziologicheskii zhurnal" (ISSN 0201 – 8489)
1994 – 2016 "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 0201 – 8489)
2017 – "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 2522-9028)

Fiziol. Zh. 2017; 63(3): 80-89


Y.Y. Zabenko, A.V. Atamas, T.A. Pivneva

    O.O. Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology of the NAN of Ukraine, Kyiv


The issue of repetitive mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) gets greater attention due to the increase of data on its neurodegenerative consequences (chronic traumatic encephalopathy, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease). The main risk factors of repetitive mild TBI are contact sports like soccer, football, box, hockey, etc as well as participance in military events. Standard life-time methods of diagnostics don’t allow to determine the effects of repetitive mild TBI on the tissue level. For this reason, experimental studies are necessary for this kind of mechanical brain injury. In addition, due to insufficient knowledge on rmTBI pathophysiology in human there remains need in effective treatments. The review presents the general characteristics of rmTBI, pathophysiology data based on experimental research, the types of models in laboratory animals, in particular, the examples of how neurodegenerative diseases after repetitive mild TBI were reproduced in transgenic models.

Keywords: repetitive mild traumatic brain injury; neurodegenerative diseases; experimental modeling.


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