Effect of host age upon the degree of nigrostriatal dopaminergic system recovery following cografts of adrenal medulla and pretransected peripheral nerve

Isao Date, Yusuke Yoshimoto, Takashi Imaoka, Yasuyuki Miyoshi, Tomohisa Furuta, Shoji Asari, Takashi Ohmoto

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Abstract

Accumulation of nerve growth factor (NGF) has been reported to occur at the distal stump of pretransected peripheral nerve. We performed adrenal medullary grafts or cografts of adrenal medulla and distal stump of pretransected peripheral nerve into the striatum of 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-treated young or aging mice. We subsequently compared the survivability of chromaffin cells and the degree of host dopaminergic (DA) fiber recovery in relation to host age. In both young and aging hosts, adrenal medullary chromaffin cells cografted with pretransected peripheral nerve survived better than those in adrenal grafts alone. Host DA fiber recovery, however, showed less recovery and more restriction around the grafted site in aging compared with young hosts. We conclude that pretransected peripheral nerve can enhance the survivability of cografted chromaffin cells both in young and in aging hosts, but that DA fiber recovery is more limited in aging hosts compared to young hosts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-56
Number of pages7
JournalBrain Research
Volume637
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 21 1994

Keywords

  • 1-Methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)
  • Adrenal medulla
  • Cograft
  • Nerve growth factor (NGF)
  • Neural transplantation
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Peripheral nerve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Biology

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