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Involvement of mitochondrial pathways of apoptosis in hippocampus apoptosis in kainic acid induced epilepsy rat / 医学研究生学报
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-596653
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ABSTRACT

Objective:

To investigate the hippocampus neuron injury,mitochondrial function and mitochondrial apoptosis related protein expression in kainic acid(KA) induced epilepsy rat,and to explore the role of mitochondrial pathways of apoptosis in the neuron injury.

Methods:

KA induced epilepsy model was produced by injection of KA into the hippocampus.Forty SD rats were randomly divided into five groups control and KA group(6 h,1 d,3 d and 7 d),n=32.The concentration of Glu in hippocampus CA3 area was detected by HPLC.The apoptosis of hippocampus neurons and the concentration of free calcium ion were assayed by flow cytometry.The expression of cytochrome C and caspase-9 in hippocampus CA3 area was determined by Western blot.

Results:

①The concentration of Glu in hippocampus CA3 area was increased in the fourth day after KA injection.②The concentration of free calcium ion,mitochondrial membrane potential,and the number of apoptosis neurons was significantly changed after 6 h of KA injection.Seven days after KA injection,these changes were more significant.③The hippocampus neuron expressed low levels of cytochrome C and caspase-9,and the expression of cytochrome C and caspase-9 was dramatically increased in a time dependent manner which increased by 4.37and 3.20 fold 7 d after KA injection.

Conclusion:

Mitochondrial pathways of apoptosis involve in hippocampal neuron apoptosis in KA induced epilepsy rat.

Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Language: Chinese Journal: Journal of Medical Postgraduates Year: 2003 Type: Article
Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Language: Chinese Journal: Journal of Medical Postgraduates Year: 2003 Type: Article