Characterization of the origins of astrocyte response to injury using the dopaminergic neurotoxicant, 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine.

@article{OCallaghan1990CharacterizationOT,
  title={Characterization of the origins of astrocyte response to injury using the dopaminergic neurotoxicant, 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine.},
  author={James P O'Callaghan and Diane Bemis Miller and John F. Reinhard},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={1990},
  volume={521 1-2},
  pages={73-80}
}
We used the dopaminergic neurotoxicant, 1-methyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP), as a tool to characterize the origins of astroglial response to injury. Radioimmunoassay of the astrocyte protein, glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), was used to quantify the astrocyte reaction to MPTP. Assays of neuron-localized proteins and of dopamine were used to assess neuronal damage caused by MPTP. A single administration of MPTP (12.5 mg/kg, s.c.) to the C57BL/6J mouse resulted in more than a 3-fold… CONTINUE READING

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