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Serotonergic system in hypoxic ventilatory response in unilateral rat model of Parkinson's disease.

Journal of biomedical science (2017-03-30)
Kryspin Andrzejewski, Katarzyna Kaczyńska, Małgorzata Zaremba
ABSTRACT

Malfunctioning of the serotonergic system in Parkinson's disease may contribute to non-motor symptoms such as respiratory complications. Thus the aim of our study was to investigate the role of serotonin 5-HT Wistar rats were lesioned unilaterally with double 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) injection to the right medial forebrain bundle (MFB). Before lesion and two weeks later animals were put in whole body plethysmography chamber and exposed to hypoxia (8% O Degeneration of the nigrostriatal pathway augmented response of tidal volume and minute ventilation to hypoxia. DOI administration in control and lesion state caused a significant rise in normoxic respiratory rate and minute ventilation. Yet, ventilatory response of these parameters to hypoxia was attenuated. Post-DOI magnitude of HVR in lesioned state was decreased in compare to pre-lesion control. Subsequent ketanserin injection reverted DOI-induced respiratory effects. We demonstrated that 6-OHDA treatment decreased the content of serotonin in the injured striatum and on both sides of the brainstem, leaving the concentration of noradrenaline on unchanged level. These observations showed that damage of the nigrostriatal system initiates changes in the serotonergic system, confirmed by reduced concentration of serotonin in the striatum and brainstem, which affects the magnitude of respiratory response to hypoxia after activation of 5-HT

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6-Hydroxydopamine hydrochloride, ≥97% (titration), powder