Estradiol is a sex steroid hormone known to protect the brain against damage related to transient and global cerebral ischemia. In the present study, we leverage an experimental murine model of bilateral carotid artery stenosis (BCAS) to examine the putative effects of estradiol therapy on chronic cerebral hypoperfusion. We hypothesize that long-term estradiol therapy protects against white matter injury and declarative memory deficits associated with chronic cerebral hypoperfusion.

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