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Title: Protective effect of quinacrine on striatal dopamine levels in 6-OHDA and MPTP models of Parkinsonism in Rodents
Authors: Tariq, Mohammad
Khan, Haseeb Ahmad
Al Moutaery, Khalaf
Al Deeb, Saleh
Keywords: Parkinsonism
Oxidative stress
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Brain Research Bulletin: 54 (1); 77–82
Abstract: Recent studies provide evidence that phospholipase A2 (PLA2) may play a role in the development of experimental parkinsonism. In this investigation an attempt was made to determine a possible protective effect of quinacrine (QNC), a PLA2 inhibitor on MPTP as well as 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-induced neurotoxicity in rodents. For MPTP studies, adult male mice (C57 BL) were treated with MPTP (30 mg/kg,i.p.) daily for 5 days. QNC was injected i.p. in the doses of 0, 10, 30 and 60 mg/kg daily 30 min before MPTP in four different groups. Two other groups of mice received either vehicle (control) or a high dose of QNC (60 mg/kg). Two hours after the last injection of MPTP, striata were collected for the analysis of dopamine (DA), 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC), homovanillic acid (HVA) and glutathione (GSH). For the 6-OHDA study, male Wistar rats were infused with 6-OHDA (60 mg) in the right striatum under chloral hydrate anesthesia. The rats in different groups were treated with 0, 5, 15 and 30 mg/kg QNC (i.p.) for 4 days, while first injection was given 30 min before 6-OHDA. On day 5, rats were sacrificed and striata were stored at 280°C. Administration of MPTP or 6-OHDA significantly reduced striatal DA, which was significantly attenuated by QNC. Concomitant treatment with QNC also protected animals against MPTP or 6-OHDA-induced depletion of striatal GSH. Our findings clearly suggest the role of PLA2 in MPTP and 6-OHDA induced neurotoxicity and oxidative stress. However, further studies are warranted to explore the therapeutic potential of PLA2 inhibitors for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/6513
ISSN: 0361-9230
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