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Title: Changes of calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II expression in dorsal root ganglia during maturation in long-term diabetes
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: F. Hernández y Juan F. Madrid. Universidad de Murcia: Departamento de Biología Celular e Histología
Citation: Histology and Histopathology, vol. 29, nº 5, (2014)
ISSN: 1699-5848
Related subjects: CDU::6 - Ciencias aplicadas::61 - Medicina
Keywords: Diabetes
Abstract: Calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) is considered one of the key intracellular signaling proteins for development of neuropathy. We analyzed the expression of total CaMKII (tCaMKII) and its alpha, beta, gamma and delta isoforms in dorsal root ganglia (DRG) in a rat model of Diabetes mellitus type I (DM1), 6 months and 1 year after diabetes induction. Diabetes was induced with streptozotocin and confirmed by measuring glucose levels and weight increase. Immunohistochemistry was performed for detection of tCaMKII and its isoforms in L4 and L5 DRGs. A significant decrease of CaMKII alpha and beta isoforms was noted 6 months after diabetes induction, while CaMKII gamma and delta were significantly decreased after 12 months in diabetic rats compared to controls. Analysis of neuronal subgroups based on the neuronal diameter revealed that the expression of alpha, beta and delta isoforms decreased only in small-diameter neurons. In conclusion, a significant decrease of specific CaMKII isoforms in small-diameter DRG neurons may suggest involvement of CaMKII alpha, beta and delta in the development of complex events responsible for the development of neuropathy in long-term diabetes during maturation. CaMKII is a part of the neuronal pathway that regulates the firing properties of excitable cells, especially neurons, and decreased CaMKII activity may be responsible for generation of aberrant signals, hyperalgesia and neuropathic pain.
Primary author: Ferhatovic, Lejla
Jelicic Kadic, Antonia
Boric, Matija
Puljak, Livia
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Number of pages / Extensions: 10
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Appears in Collections:Vol.29, nº 5 (2014)

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