alexa The increase in Zinc levels and upregulation of Zinc transporters are mediated by nitric oxide in the cerebral cortex after transient ischemia in the rat
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Journal of Neonatal Biology

Author(s): Patricia AguilarAlonso, Daniel MartinezFong, Nidia G PazosSalazar, Eduardo Brambila, Juan A GonzalezBarrios

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The transient occlusion of cerebral arteries causes an increase in zinc levels in the brain, which is associated with a production of nitric oxide (NO). The types of zinc transporters (ZnT) involved in zinc homeostasis in the cerebral cortex after hypoxia-ischemia are not completely known. We studied the effect of the transient occlusion (10 min) of the common carotid artery (CCA) on NO-induced zinc levels, ZnT mRNA expression, and cell-death markers in the cerebral cortex-hippocampus of the rat. Nitrites, zinc, and lipoperoxidation were quantified by colorimetric methods, ZnT expression was determined by RT-PCR, caspase-3 by ELISA and immunohistochemistry, and histopathological alterations by H&E staining. After restoration of the blood flow, the basal levels of NO and zinc increased in a biphasic manner over time, but the peaks of NO levels appeared earlier (2 h and 24 h) than those of zinc (6 h and 36 h). Upregulation of ZnT1, ZnT2, and ZnT4 mRNAs was determined after 8-h postreperfusion, but ZnT3 RNA levels were unaffected. Lipoperoxidation and caspase-3 levels were also increased, and necrosis and apoptosis were present at 24 h postreperfusion. All the effects determined were prevented by l-nitro-arginine methyl ester injected 1 h before the occlusion of the CCA. Our results suggest that the upregulation of ZnT1, ZnT2, and ZnT4 was to decrease the cytosolic zinc levels caused by NO after transient occlusion of the CCA, although this was unable to lead to physiological levels of zinc and to prevent cell damage in the cerebral cortex-hippocampus of the rat.

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