Chronic gliosis induced by loss of S-100B: knockout mice have enhanced GFAP-immunoreactivity but blunted response to a serotonin challenge.


Serotonin (5-HT) can induce a release of intraglial S-100B and produce a change in glial morphology. Because S-100B can inhibit polymerization of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), we hypothesize that glial reactivity may reflect the loss of intraglial S-100B. Adult male transgenic S-100B homozygous knockout (-/-) mice (KO) and wild-type CD-1 (WT) mice… (More)