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Sex-related differences of cAMP-specific PDE4B3 mRNA in oligodendrocytes following systemic inflammation.
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PMID:  22848007     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Sex-related differences have been observed in the incidence and severity of several neurological diseases and in sepsis in humans. Cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) has been shown to play an important role in modulating the inflammatory environment during neuroinflammation and importantly in protecting myelin from excitotoxic cell death. Considering the sexual dimorphism in the functional properties of oligodendrocytes and the importance of a systemic inflammation in the progression of multiple sclerosis, we focused on identifying possible sex-related differences in the alterations previously reported for the two phosphodiesterase4B (PDE4B) splice-variants (PDE4B2 and PDE4B3) mRNA expression during innate neuroinflammation. PDE4A, PDE4B, and PDE4D are present in oligodendrocytes and we have previously reported that PDE4B3 mRNA is readily expressed in both oligodendrocytes and neurons. In this study, we analyzed the influence of an intraperitoneal lipopolysaccharide injection on the distribution pattern and expression levels of the PDE4B mRNA splicing variants in both male and female mice brains. Clear differences were observed in PDE4B2 and PDE4B3 mRNA expression levels in males compared with females in a time-dependent manner. Furthermore, we observed that the clear downregulation of PDE4B3 mRNA was reflected in a lower percentage of oligodendrocytes positive for this transcript which correlated with a decrease in inducible cAMP early repressor expression in female corpus callosum. © 2012Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Emily M Johansson; Cristina Sanabra; Guadalupe Mengod
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Glia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1098-1136     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
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Created Date:  2012-7-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8806785     Medline TA:  Glia     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Departament de Neuroquímica i Neurofarmacologia, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques de Barcelona (CSIC), IDIBAPS, CIBERNED, Barcelona, Spain.
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