Hyperglycemia increased brain ischemia injury through extracellular signal-regulated protein Kinase

ArticleinPathology - Research and Practice 202(1):31-6 · February 2006with2 Reads
DOI: 10.1016/j.prp.2005.10.002 · Source: PubMed
This study was to examine the alterations in the phosphorylation of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) family in transient brain ischemia under a hyperglycemia and to highlight the molecular mechanisms by which hyperglycemia exacerbates brain damage resulting from stroke. Extracellular signal-regulated protein kinase (ERK) expression was studied in rats subjected to global brain ischemia with pre-ischemic normoglycemic (CIN) and hyperglycemic (CIH) conditions. In another group, the hyperglycemic ischemic rats were pretreated with ERK inhibitor U0126 (U0126). Increased phospho-ERK1/2 immunoreactive neurons in the cingulate cortex and hippocampal CA3 were detected in CIN after ischemia and reperfusion. The numbers of phospho-ERK1/2-positive neurons were further increased significantly in CIH compared to the CIN. Pretreatment with U0126 in CIH rats significantly decreased ERK1/2 immunoreactive cells. Western blot analyses confirmed that phospho-ERK1/2 increased significantly after 30 min ischemia and reperfusion compared to non-ischemic controls in both the CIN and CIH groups. The increase of phospho-ERK1/2 was more prominent in the CIH than in the CIN group after 3 and 6h of reperfusion. Treatment with U0126 significantly reduced phospho-ERK1/2 in the CIH group. The findings presented here suggest that ERK1/2 may play a role in mediating neuronal cells death under hyperglycemic condition.
    • "The pathogenesis of tau pathologies needs to be clarified. Phosphorylation of Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) and extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1 and 2 (ERK1/2) induced by hyperglycemia exacerbates ischemia-induced brain injuries (Farrokhnia et al. 2005; He et al. 2003; Kurihara et al. 2004; Li et al. 2001), whereas inhibition of ERK1/2 and JNK signaling pathways reduces the ischemic brain damage in normo-or hyperglycemic conditions (Guan et al. 2005; Namura et al. 2001; Zhang et al. 2006). The increase in phosphorylated ERK1/2 is also observed in AD-affected brains. "
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