Gender differences in methamphetamine-induced mRNA associated with neurodegeneration in the mouse nigrostriatal dopaminergic system.

Title

Gender differences in methamphetamine-induced mRNA associated with neurodegeneration in the mouse nigrostriatal dopaminergic system.

Creator

Dluzen Dean E; Tweed Christopher; Anderson Linda I; Laping Nicholas J

Publisher

Neuroendocrinology

Date

2003
2003-04

Description

In this report female and male CD-1 mice were treated with a neurotoxic regimen of methamphetamine (MA) to compare gender differences in striatal dopamine depletion and concordant changes in mRNA markers of the transforming growth factor-beta injury response associated with neurodegeneration. Striatal dopamine concentrations of MA-treated female mice were less depleted and significantly greater than that of identically treated males. Associated with this gender difference in striatal dopamine depletion were significantly decreased mRNA levels of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 and a trend for increased (p = 0.06) mRNA levels of glial fibrillary acidic protein within females. No statistically significant differences between MA-treated female and male mice were obtained in mRNA levels for transforming growth factor-beta, transforming growth factor-beta type 2 receptor, activin-like kinase-5 or fibronectin. These data demonstrate the presence of changes in two specific molecular markers of the transforming growth factor-beta injury response which are in accordance with gender differences in

Subject

Animals; Dopamine/metabolism; Female; Inbred Strains; Male; Messenger/drug effects; Methamphetamine/*toxicity; Mice; Neostriatum/*drug effects/metabolism; Neurodegenerative Diseases/*chemically induced/genetics; Neurotoxins/*toxicity; RNA; Sex Factors; Substantia Nigra/*drug effects/metabolism

Identifier

Rights

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Pages

232–238

Issue

4

Volume

77

Citation

Dluzen Dean E; Tweed Christopher; Anderson Linda I; Laping Nicholas J, “Gender differences in methamphetamine-induced mRNA associated with neurodegeneration in the mouse nigrostriatal dopaminergic system.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed April 21, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4719.

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