Modelo de encefalopatia hepática induzida por tioacetamida em camundongos C57BL/6: Estudo comportamental e neuroquímico

Translated title of the contribution: A thioacetamide-induced hepatic encephalopathy model in C57BL/6 mice: A behavioral and neurochemical study

Aline Silva de Miranda, David Henrique Rodrigues, Luciene Bruno Vieira, Cristiano Xavier Lima, Milene Alvarenga Rachid, Paula Vieira Teixeira Vidigal, Marcus Vinicius Gomez, Helton José dos Reis, Cristina Guatimosim, Antônio Lúcio Teixeira

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Abstract

Objective: Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a neuropsychiatric syndrome resulting from liver failure. In the present study, we aimed to standardize an animal model of HE induced by thioacetamide (TAA) in C57BL/6 mice evaluating behavioral symptoms in association with liver damage and alterations in neurotransmitter release. Method: HE was induced by an intraperitoneal single dose of TAA (200 mg/kg, 600 mg/kg or 1,200 mg/kg). Behavioral symptoms were evaluated using the SHIRPA battery. Liver damage was confirmed by histopathological analysis. The glutamate release was measured using fluorimetric assay. Results: The neuropsychiatric state, motor behavior and reflex and sensory functions were significantly altered in the group receiving 600 mg/kg of TAA. Biochemical analysis revealed an increase in the glutamate release in the cerebral cortex of HE mice. Conclusion: HE induced by 600mg/kg TAA injection in C57BL/6 mice seems to be a suitable model to investigate the pathogenesis and clinical disorders of HE.

Translated title of the contributionA thioacetamide-induced hepatic encephalopathy model in C57BL/6 mice: A behavioral and neurochemical study
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)597-602
Number of pages6
JournalArquivos de neuro-psiquiatria
Volume68
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Behavioral changes
  • Glutamate
  • Hepatic encephalopathy
  • SHIRPA
  • Thioacetamide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Biological Psychiatry

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