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Distinct Increased Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor Type 5 (mGluR5) in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy With and Without Hippocampal Sclerosis

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Autor(es):
Kandratavicius, Ludmyla [1, 2] ; Rosa-Neto, Pedro [3] ; Monteiro, Mariana Raquel [1] ; Guiot, Marie-Christine [4] ; Assirati, Jr., Joao Alberto [5] ; Carlotti, Jr., Carlos Gilberto [5] ; Kobayashi, Eliane [2] ; Leite, Joao Pereira [1]
Número total de Autores: 8
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[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto Med Sch, Dept Neurosci & Behav, BR-14049900 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[2] McGill Univ, Montreal Neurol Inst, Dept Neurol & Neurosurg, Montreal, PQ H3A 2B4 - Canada
[3] McGill Univ, Translat Neuroimaging Lab, Dept Neurol & Neurosurg, Douglas Res Inst, Montreal, PQ - Canada
[4] McGill Univ, Dept Pathol, Montreal Neurol Inst, Montreal, PQ - Canada
[5] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Surg, Ribeirao Preto Med Sch, BR-14049900 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 5
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: HIPPOCAMPUS; v. 23, n. 12, p. 1212-1230, DEC 2013.
Citações Web of Science: 23
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Metabotropic glutamate receptor type 5 (mGluR5) upregulation in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) and the correlation of its expression with features of hippocampal sclerosis (HS) remains unclear. Here we characterized mGluR5 immunoreactivity in hippocampus, entorhinal cortex (EC), and subiculum of TLE specimens with confirmed HS, with neocortical TLE (non-HS) and necropsy controls. We correlated mGluR5 immunoreactivity with neuronal density, mossy fiber sprouting, astrogliosis (GFAP), and dendritic alterations (MAP2). TLE specimens showed increased mGluR5 expression, which was most pronounced in the EC, subiculum, CA2, and dentate gyrus outer molecular layer. Increased mGluR5 expression was seen in hippocampal head and body segments and was independent of neuronal density, astrogliosis, or dendritic alterations. Positive correlation between mGluR5 expression with mossy fiber sprouting and with MAP2 in CA3 and CA1 was found only in HS specimens. Negative correlation between mGluR5 expression with seizure frequency and epilepsy duration was found only in non-HS cases. Specimens from HS patients without previous history of febrile seizure (FS) showed higher mGluR5 and MAP2 expression in CA2. Our study suggests that mGluR5 upregulation is part of a repertoire of post-synaptic adaptations that might control overexcitation and excessive glutamate release rather than a dysfunction that leads to seizure facilitation. That would explain why non-HS cases, on which seizures are likely to originate outside the hippocampal formation, also exhibit upregulated mGluR5. On the other hand, lower mGluR5 expression was related to increased seizure frequency. In addition to its role in hyperexcitability, mGluR5 upregulation could play a role in counterbalance mechanisms along the hyperexcitable circuitry uniquely altered in sclerotic hippocampal formation. Inefficient post-synaptic compensatory morphological (dendritic branching) and glutamatergic (mGluR5 expression) mechanisms in CA2 subfield could potentially underlie the association of FS with HS and TLE. (c) 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 07/56721-7 - Neurotrofinas na epilepsia do lobo temporal associada ou não a comorbidades psiquiátricas e no modelo animal de lítio-pilocarpina
Beneficiário:Ludmyla Kandratavicius
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 05/56447-7 - Pesquisa através de imagens por ressonância magnética de alto campo destinadas a estudos em humanos
Beneficiário:João Pereira Leite
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa CINAPCE - Temático