Avtor/Urednik     Glavan, Gordana
Naslov     Intermittent l-DOPA treatment differentially alters synaptotagmin 4 and 7 gene expression in the striatum of hemiparkinsonian rats
Tip     članek
Vir     Brain Res
Vol. in št.     Letnik 1236
Leto izdaje     2008
Obseg     str. 216-24
ISSN     0006-8993
Jezik     eng
Abstrakt     Long-term use of l-DOPA in Parkinson's disease (PD) is frequently associated with side effects that are reflected in changed neurotransmitter/neuropeptide secretion in basal ganglia. These side effects could be connected with synaptotagmins (syts) because syts are involved in regulation of membrane trafficking. We have previously reported that acute l-DOPA treatment upregulated the expression of Syt 4 and Syt 7 mRNAs in hypersensitive striatum of 6-OHDA rat model for PD. Here we investigate whether intermittent l-DOPA treatment that produces behavior sensitization affects the Syt 1, Syt 2, Syt 4, Syt 7 and Syt 10 mRNAs in striatum of 6-OHDA rats killed 4 and 12 h after the last l-DOPA injection. We verified behavioral sensitization by increased intensity of contralateral turning. 6-OHDA lesion caused Syt 2 mRNA downregulation and Syt 10 mRNA upregulation in striatum, but failed to alter Syt 4, Syt 7 and Syt 1 mRNAs. Acute l-DOPA induced an increase of Syt 4 and Syt 7 mRNAs in the denervated striatum leaving the levels of Syt 1, Syt 2 and Syt 10 mRNAs unaffected. Intermittent l-DOPA treatment did not alter Syt 1, Syt 2 and Syt 10 mRNA striatal levels, suggesting that 6-OHDA-induced Syt 2 and Syt 10 mRNA changes reflect a persistent striatal abnormality caused by dopamine depletion. On contrary, intermittent l-DOPA treatment downregulated Syt 4 mRNA and prolonged the elevation of Syt 7 mRNA in the denervated striatum. We conclude that Syt 4 and Syt 7 might be specifically involved in striatal plasticity caused by repeated l-DOPA administration that accompanies sensitization.
Deskriptorji     PARKINSON DISEASE