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Differential expression of Bax and Bcl-2 in the brains of hamsters infected with 263K scrapie agent

Authors
 Sang-Koo Park  ;  Seung-II Choi  ;  Jae-Kwang Jin  ;  Eun-Kyoung Choi  ;  Jae-II Kim  ;  Richard I. Carp  ;  Yong-Sun Kim 
Citation
 Neuroreport, Vol.11(8) : 1677-1682, 2000 
Journal Title
 Neuroreport 
ISSN
 0959-4965 
Issue Date
2000
MeSH
Animals ; Blotting, Western ; Brain/metabolism* ; Cricetinae ; Female ; Gene Expression ; Immunohistochemistry ; Mesocricetus ; PrPSc Proteins/chemistry* ; Proto-Oncogene Proteins/genetics ; Proto-Oncogene Proteins/metabolism* ; Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-bcl-2/genetics ; Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-bcl-2/metabolism* ; RNA, Messenger/metabolism ; Scrapie/metabolism* ; Scrapie/virology* ; bcl-2-Associated X Protein
Abstract
To study the mechanism(s) of neuronal cell death during scrapie infection, we investigated the expression of Bax and Bcl-2 in brains of hamsters infected with 263K scrapie agent. The expression of Bcl-2 mRNA was significantly decreased in the brains of 263K scrapie-infected hamsters compared with controls, whereas the expression levels of Bax mRNA were significantly increased in scrapie-infected brain. The levels of Bax and Bcl-2 proteins in brains of scrapie and control animals reflected the difference in mRNA levels. Immunoreactivity for Bax and Bcl-2 were found predominantly within neurons. In scrapie-infected brains, the number of neuronal cells positive for Bcl-2 was significantly lower in the hippocampal CA3 region and was decreased in the cerebral cortex, whereas the number of neuronal cells positive for Bax was significantly increased in both regions. The possibility that differential regulation of Bax and Bcl-2 expression may play an important role in neuronal cell death induced by scrapie infection is discussed.
Full Text
https://insights.ovid.com/pubmed?pmid=10852224
DOI
10.1097/00001756-200006050-00017
Appears in Collections:
5. Research Institutes (연구소) > Corneal Dystrophy Research Institute (각막이상증연구소) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Choi, Seung Il(최승일) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7168-8795
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/171819
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