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Neuroprotective Effect of Physical Exercise in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease Induced by β-Amyloid(1-40) Peptide.
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PMID:  23307759     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This study was designed to investigate the potential neuroprotective effect of exercise in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease (AD) induced by intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) injection of beta-amyloid(1-40) (Aβ(1-40)) peptide. For this aim, male Swiss Albino mice were submitted to swimming training (ST) with progressive increase in intensity and duration for 8 weeks before Aβ(1-40) administration (400 pmol/animal; 3 μl/site, i.c.v. route). The cognitive behavioral, oxidative stress, and neuroinflammatory markers in hippocampus and prefrontal cortex of mice were assessed 7 days after Aβ(1-40) administration. Our results demonstrated that ST was effective in preventing impairment in short- and long-term memories in the object recognition test. ST attenuated the increased levels of reactive species and decreased non-protein thiol levels in hippocampus and prefrontal cortex induced by Aβ(1-40). Also, Aβ(1-40) inhibited superoxide dismutase activity and increased glutathione peroxidase, glutathione reductase, and glutathione S-transferase activities in hippocampus and prefrontal cortex-alterations that were mitigated by ST. In addition, ST was effective against the increase of tumor necrosis factor-alpha and interleukin-1 beta levels and the decrease of interleukin-10 levels in hippocampus and prefrontal cortex. This study confirmed the hypothesis that exercise is able to protect against some mechanisms of Aβ(1-40)-induced neurotoxicity. In conclusion, we suggest that exercise can prevent the cognitive decline, oxidative stress, and neuroinflammation induced by Aβ(1-40) in mice supporting the hypothesis that exercise can be used as a non-pharmacological tool to reduce the symptoms of AD.
Leandro C Souza; Carlos B Filho; André T R Goes; Lucian Del Fabbro; Marcelo G de Gomes; Lucielli Savegnago; Mauro Schneider Oliveira; Cristiano R Jesse
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurotoxicity research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-3524     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurotox Res     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100929017     Medline TA:  Neurotox Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Laboratório de Avaliações Farmacológicas e Toxicológicas Aplicadas às Moléculas Bioativas - LaftamBio Pampa, Universidade Federal do Pampa, Itaqui, RS, CEP 97650-000, Brazil.
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