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Pioglitazone reduces astrocytosis in rats with brain trauma


Pilipović, Kristina; Dolenec, Petra; Župan, Željko; Župan, Gordana
Pioglitazone reduces astrocytosis in rats with brain trauma // Abstract Book, 8th Croatian Congress of Pharmacology with International Participation
Split, Hrvatska, 2016. str. 90-91 (poster, nije recenziran, sažetak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Pioglitazone reduces astrocytosis in rats with brain trauma

Autori
Pilipović, Kristina ; Dolenec, Petra ; Župan, Željko ; Župan, Gordana

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, znanstveni

Izvornik
Abstract Book, 8th Croatian Congress of Pharmacology with International Participation / - , 2016, 90-91

Skup
8th Croatian Congress of Pharmacology with International Participation

Mjesto i datum
Split, Hrvatska, 15.-18.09.2016

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Poster

Vrsta recenzije
Nije recenziran

Ključne riječi
Astrocytosis; parietal cortex; hippocampus; traumatic brain injury; pioglitazone; rat

Sažetak
Introduction: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the major public health concerns but there is still no effective therapeutic approach that could reduce the brain damage and improve patients’ clinical outcome. Commonly used hypoglycemic drug, pioglitazone, agonist of the peroxisome proliferator activated receptor γ, has shown some favorable effects in our previous studies. The purpose of this research was to investigate dose-related effects of this drug on the astrocytosis in the parietal cortex and the hippocampal regions CA2, CA3 and dentate gyrus (DG) after the lateral fluid percussion injury (LFPI) in the rat. Material and methods: Moderate TBI was induced over the left parietal cortex. Ten minutes after the trauma induction animals were injected with different doses of pioglitazone or vehicle. Additional doses were applied at various time points post-TBI. Rats were sacrificed 72 h following LFPI and their brains were prepared for histological analyses. Sham operated, vehicle treated animals were used as the control group. In order to determine the extent of astrocytosis, glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) immunohistochemistry was used. Results: TBI caused significant increase in the astrocytosis in all the investigated brain regions. Pioglitazone treatment significantly decreased GFAP immunostaining in the parietal cortex and in the DG comparing to the vehicle-treated injured animals. Conclusions: Our experimental study showed that pioglitazone had beneficial effect on astrocytosis in parietal cortex and DG 72 h after the LFPI in the rat.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Temeljne medicinske znanosti



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Ustanove
Medicinski fakultet, Rijeka