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Isoflurane produces antidepressant effects inducing BDNF-TrkB signaling in CUMS mice
Zhang, Sha-Sha1; Tian, Yu-Hua1; Jin, Song-Jun2; Wang, Wen-Cheng3; Zhao, Jing-Xin1; Si, Xiao-Ming1; Zhang, Li4; Xu, Hong5; Jin, Jing-Yu1
Corresponding AuthorJin, Jing-Yu(
AbstractRationale The volatile anesthetic isoflurane is suggested to produce a rapid and robust antidepressive effect in preliminary clinical trials. Recently, isoflurane was found to activate the tropomyosin receptor kinase B (TrkB) signaling which is the underlying mechanism of the rapid antidepressant ketamine. Objective Our study investigated the effect of isoflurane anesthesia on chronic unpredictable mild stressed (CUMS) model in mice and verified the role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)/TrkB/ the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling in the antidepressant effect of isoflurane. Methods We employed the CUMS model of depression to assess the rapid antidepressant effect of isoflurane by the forced swimming test (FST), the sucrose preference test (SPT), and the novelty suppressed feeding test (NSFT). The protein expression of BDNF and TrkB/protein kinase B (PKB or Akt)/mTOR was determined through Western blot. The dendritic spine density in the hippocampus and medial prefrontal cortex (PFC) was measured by the Golgi staining. Results A brief burst-suppressing isoflurane anesthesia rapidly reversed the behavioral deficits caused by CUMS procedure, normalized the expression of BDNF and further activated the TrkB signaling pathway in CUMS-induced stressed mice in both prefrontal cortex (PFC) and hippocampus (HC). All of those behavioral and proteomic effects were blocked by K252a, a selective receptor inhibitor of TrkB. Isoflurane significantly promoted the formation of dendritic spines in both medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), CA1, CA3, and DG of the hippocampus. Conclusion Our study indicates that isoflurane exerts a rapid antidepressant-like effect in CUMS depression animal model, and the activation of BDNF/TrkB signaling pathway plays an indispensable role in the biological and behavioral antidepressant effects of isoflurane. A single exposure to isoflurane could repair synaptic damage caused by chronic stimulation.
KeywordIsoflurane Rapid antidepressant activity Chronic unpredictable mild stressed Brain-derived neurotrophic factor Tropomyosin receptor kinase B Dendritic spine density
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Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[31272397] ; Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province[ZR2011CM041] ; Qingdao Postdoctoral Application Research Project
WOS Research AreaNeurosciences & Neurology ; Pharmacology & Pharmacy ; Psychiatry
WOS SubjectNeurosciences ; Pharmacology & Pharmacy ; Psychiatry
WOS IDWOS:000494045800021
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Corresponding AuthorJin, Jing-Yu
Affiliation1.Qingdao Univ, Sch Pharm, Dept Pharmacol, Dengzhou Rd, Qingdao 266021, Shandong, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Oceanol, Key Lab Expt Marine Biol, Qingdao 266071, Shandong, Peoples R China
3.Qingdao Municipal Ctr Dis Control & Prevent, Dept Immunizat Program, Qingdao 266033, Shandong, Peoples R China
4.Qingdao Univ, Expt Ctr Undergrad Pharm, Sch Pharm, Qingdao 266021, Shandong, Peoples R China
5.Qingdao Univ, Affiliated Hosp, Sch Stomatol, Dept Orthodont, Qingdao 266003, Shandong, Peoples R China
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Zhang, Sha-Sha,Tian, Yu-Hua,Jin, Song-Jun,et al. Isoflurane produces antidepressant effects inducing BDNF-TrkB signaling in CUMS mice[J]. PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY,2019,236(11):3301-3315.
APA Zhang, Sha-Sha.,Tian, Yu-Hua.,Jin, Song-Jun.,Wang, Wen-Cheng.,Zhao, Jing-Xin.,...&Jin, Jing-Yu.(2019).Isoflurane produces antidepressant effects inducing BDNF-TrkB signaling in CUMS mice.PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY,236(11),3301-3315.
MLA Zhang, Sha-Sha,et al."Isoflurane produces antidepressant effects inducing BDNF-TrkB signaling in CUMS mice".PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY 236.11(2019):3301-3315.
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