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Behavioral Improvement and Regulation of Molecules Related to Neuroplasticity in Ischemic Rat Spinal Cord Treated with PEDF

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Autor(es):
Batista, Chary Marquez [1] ; Torres Bianqui, Leonardo Luis [1] ; Zanon, Bruno Bonganha [1] ; Aben Athar Ivo, Mauricio Menezes [1] ; de Oliveira, Gabriela Pintar [1] ; Maximino, Jessica Ruivo [1] ; Chadi, Gerson [1]
Número total de Autores: 7
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Med, Dept Neurol, Neuroregenerat Ctr, BR-01246903 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: NEURAL PLASTICITY; 2014.
Citações Web of Science: 2
Resumo

Pigment epithelium derived factor (PEDF) exerts trophic actions to motoneurons and modulates nonneuronal restorative events, but its effects on neuroplasticity responses after spinal cord (SC) injury are unknown. Rats received a low thoracic SC photothrombotic ischemia and local injection of PEDF and were evaluated behaviorally six weeks later. PEDF actions were detailed in SC ventral horn (motor) in the levels of the lumbar central pattern generator (CPG), far from the injury site. Molecules related to neuroplasticity (MAP-2), those that are able to modulate such event, for instance, neurotrophic factors (NT-3, GDNF, BDNF, and FGF-2), chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPG), and those associated with angiogenesis and antiapoptosis (laminin and Bcl-2) and Eph (receptor)/ephrin system were evaluated at cellular or molecular levels. PEDF injection improved motor behavioral performance and increased MAP-2 levels and dendritic processes in the region of lumbar CPG. Treatment also elevated GDNF and decreased NT-3, laminin, and CSPG. Injury elevated EphA4 and ephrin-B1 levels, and PEDF treatment increased ephrin A2 and ephrins B1, B2, and B3. Eph receptors and ephrins were found in specific populations of neurons and astrocytes. PEDF treatment to SC injury triggered neuroplasticity in lumbar CPG and regulation of neurotrophic factors, extracellular matrix molecules, and ephrins. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 09/14018-3 - Análise dos mecanismos de neuroplasticidade na porção lombar da medula espinal do rato submetida à lesão isquêmica fototrombótica aguda e tratada pela injeção local do PEDF
Beneficiário:Gerson Chadi
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular