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[Inhibitory effect of propentofylline on chronic prostatitis pain in rats and its mechanism].
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PMID:  23214248     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of propentofylline on the expressions of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) and TNF-alpha and its action mechanism in the rat model of chronic prostatitis pain (CPP).
METHODS: We equally randomized 30 male SD rats to groups A (sham operation), B (CPP model) and C (propentofylline intervention). After modelling, the rats in group C received intraperitoneal injection of propentofylline at 2 mg/kg, while those in groups A and B were injected intrathecally with the same dose of normal saline. At 15 days after the treatment, we examined the expressions of GFAP in the spinal cord and TNF-alpha in the prostate by immunohistochemistry.
RESULTS: The levels of GFAP and TNF-alpha were obviously lower in group A (2.56 +/- 0.16 and 1.34 +/- 0.05) than in B (16.79 +/- 0.72 and 3.46 +/- 0.05) and C (8.83 +/- 0.63 and 2.25 +/- 0.05), significantly increased in B as compared with A (P < 0.05). And the increase was markedly less in group C than in B (P < 0.05).
CONCLUSION: Propentofylline inhibits chronic prostatitis pain in the rat model by suppressing the activation of astroglia and the release of inflammatory mediators.
Authors:
Jin Zhang; Chun Liu; Yun-Tong Guo
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zhonghua nan ke xue = National journal of andrology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1009-3591     ISO Abbreviation:  Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101093592     Medline TA:  Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  chi     Pagination:  991-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Urology, The First Hospital Affiliated to Shanxi Medical University, Taiyuan, Shanxi 030001, China.
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