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[The influence of rhAng-1 on endothelial junctions of BBB after focal cerebral ischemia/reperfusion in rats]

Hang Yu, Qing-Bo Jia, Yi-Xue Xue
Chinese Journal of Applied Physiology 2013, 29 (2): 147-52
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OBJECTIVE: This study was performed to determine whether recombinant human angiopoietin-1 (rhAng-1) decreases the permeability of the blood-brain banier (BBB) in focal cerebral ischemia and reperfusion rats, whether RhAng-1 opens the BBB by affecting tight junction associated proteins zonnula occludin-1 (ZO-1), occludin and adherens junction protein vascular endothelial (VE)-cadherin.

METHODS: The rats were divided into eight groups randomly( n = 10): (1) sham-operated group; (2) ischemia group; (3)-(5) ischemia/reperfusion (middle cerebral artery occlusion and repeifusion (MCAO/R) 12 h, 48 h, and 7 days) and 0.9% saline groups; (6)-(8) ischemia/reperfusion (MCAO/R 12 h, 48 h, and 7 days) and rhAng-1 groups. The Bee permeability was assessed by Evans blue extravasation. The messenger RNA and protein expressions of ZO-1, occludin, and VE-cadherin were determined by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction, Western blot, and immunohistochemistry assays.

RESULTS: The BBB permeability and the brain infarct volume were significantly decreased after rhAng-1 injection. The expressions of ZO-1, occludin, and VE-cadherin were increased after rhAng-1 injection.

CONCLUSION: rhAng-1 may decrease the permeability of BBB in MCAO/R rats by upregulation of ZO-1, occludin, and VE-cadherin.

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