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Androgen correlates with expressions of ryanodine receptor 1 and voltage-gated calcium channel 1.3 in rat corpus cavernosum smooth muscle / 中华男科学杂志
National Journal of Andrology ; (12): 895-900, 2009.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-241235
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ABSTRACT
<p><b>OBJECTIVE</b>To study the expressions of ryanodine receptor 1 (RyR1) and voltage-gated calcium channel 1.3 (CaV1.3) in the corpus cavernosum smooth muscle of castrated rats and to investigate their role in androgen deficiency-related erectile dysfunction.</p><p><b>METHODS</b>Forty 8-week-old SD rats were equally randomized into Groups A (2-week sham-operation), B (4-week sham-operation), C (2-week castration), and D (4-week castration). After surgery, the levels of serum testosterone in different groups of rats were determined, and the expressions of RyR1 and CaV1.3 in the corpus cavernosum were detected by immunohistochemical staining and RT-PCR.</p><p><b>RESULTS</b>The levels of serum testosterone were significantly decreased in Groups C ([15.97 +/- 5.67] nmol/L) and D ([2.03 +/- 1.57] nmol/L) as compared with A ([90.54 +/- 20.13] nmol/L) and B ([120.35 +/- 30.32] nmol/L) (P < 0.05). RyR1 and CaV1.3 expressed in all the groups. RyR1 mRNA, CaV1.3 mRNA and their proteins were remarkably reduced in Groups C (0.51 +/- 0.24, 0.50 +/- 0.12, 120.36 +/- 25.78, 103.37 +/- 39.52, respectively) and D (0.33 +/- 0.15, 0.32 +/- 0.07, 67.39 +/- 30.54, 67.56 +/- 20.12, respectively) in comparison with A (1.53 +/- 0.25, 1.33 +/- 0.05, 300.96 +/- 135.12, 298.68 +/- 126.35, respectively) and B (1.37 +/- 0.23, 1.25 +/- 0.03, 330.38 +/- 128.59, 327.35 +/- 117.37, respectively) (P < 0.05). The androgen level was positively correlated with the expressions of RyR1 and CaV1.3.</p><p><b>CONCLUSION</b>Androgen can regulate erectile function via RyR1 and CaV1.3.</p>
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Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Main subject: Penis / Pharmacology / Rats / Male / Calcium Channels / Rats, Sprague-Dawley / Ryanodine Receptor Calcium Release Channel / Androgens / Animals / Metabolism Language: Chinese Journal: National Journal of Andrology Year: 2009 Type: Article

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Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Main subject: Penis / Pharmacology / Rats / Male / Calcium Channels / Rats, Sprague-Dawley / Ryanodine Receptor Calcium Release Channel / Androgens / Animals / Metabolism Language: Chinese Journal: National Journal of Andrology Year: 2009 Type: Article