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Título: Induction of NADPH diaphoraselnitric oxide synthase in the spinal cord motor neurons of rats following a single and multiple non-penetrative blasts
Fecha de publicación: 1999
Editorial: Murcia : F. Hernández
ISSN: 0213-3911
Materias relacionadas: CDU::6 - Ciencias aplicadas::61 - Medicina
Palabras clave: Nitric oxide
Resumen: The present study has demonstrated the induction of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate-diaphorase (NADPH-d) reactivity and nitric oxide synthase-like immunoreactivity (NOS-LI) in the ventral horn motoneurons of the spinal cord in rats subjected to a single or multiple underground, or a single surface blast. Both enzyme activities were first detected in some motoneurons in laminae V111 and IX of Rexed, 3 hours after the blast. Some NADPH-d and NOS-L1 positive neurons were also distributed in laminae V1 and V11. The number and intensity of the labelled cells appeared to increase progressively, peaking at 2-3 days after the blast but were drastically reduced thereafter, so that at 7 days after the blast only a few positive neurons were observed. In rats killed at 2 weeks and in longer surviving intervals, i.e. up to 1 month, NADPH-d/NOS reactivity in the ventral horn motor neurons had diminished. The functional significance of the transient expression of neuronal NADPH-d/NOS after the blasts remains uncertain, although from a speculative point of view, the induction of these enzymes probably would reflect an increased production of nitric oxide (NO). In view of the lack of atrophic changes in most, if not all, of motor neurons, it is suggested that the increased levels of NO production after the blast injury may be involved in a neuroprotective function.
Autor/es principal/es: Kaur, C.
Singh, J.
Moochhala, S.
Lim, M.K.
Lu, J.
Ling, E. A.
Forma parte de: Histology and histopathology
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10201/19191
Tipo de documento: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Número páginas / Extensión: 9
Derechos: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Aparece en las colecciones:Vol.14, nº 2 (1999)

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