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Doctoral Thesis
DOI
10.11606/T.42.2012.tde-13112012-120030
Document
Author
Full name
Marília Brinati Malta
Institute/School/College
Knowledge Area
Date of Defense
Published
São Paulo, 2012
Supervisor
Committee
Souza, Carolina Demarchi Munhoz de (President)
Aizenstein, Moacyr Luiz
Cespedes, Isabel Cristina
Rocha, Luiz Carlos de Sá
Viel, Tânia Araújo
Title in Portuguese
Efeitos adaptativos induzidos pelo estresse crônico imprevisível nos receptores do fator liberador de corticotrofina tipo 2 e de glicocorticóides no sistema nervoso central de ratos.
Keywords in Portuguese
Comportamento animal
Receptores de glicocorticóides
Sistema nervoso central
Abstract in Portuguese
O estresse é um fenômeno conservado e observado evolutivamente, que tem como objetivo assegurar a sobrevivência do indivíduo. Porém quando o organismo perde a capacidade de se autorregular, torna-se uma ameaça. Algumas psicopatologias, como ansiedade e depressão, sugerem o envolvimento dos sistemas CRF e noradrenérgico e de níveis elevados de GCs. Avaliamos nesse trabalho algumas alterações morfofisiológicas e comportamentais decorrentes da exposição do estresse crônico imprevisível (EI) em ratos machos. Avaliados 24 h após o último estímulo estressor, os animais submetidos ao EI apresentaram níveis elevados de corticosterona plasmática, de RNAm de CRF2 e expressão de GR em regiões encefálicas (LSi e VmH e LSi, CeA, BST e PVH, respectivamente). Essas alterações morfofisiológicas foram, em parte, decorrentes da ação de GCs e de NE. Não foram observadas alterações comportamentais quanto à anedonia e ansiedade. Dessa maneira, podemos dizer que o EI utilizado nesse estudo, foi capaz de induzir algumas alterações morfofisiológicas, porém não comportamentais.
Title in English
Effects of chronic unpredictable stress on corticotrophin releasing factor type 2 and glucococorticoid receptors in the rat brain.
Keywords in English
Animal behavior
Central nervous system
Glucocorticoid receptors
Abstract in English
While acute stress initiates neuronal responses that prepare an organism to adapt to challenges, chronic stress may lead to maladaptative responses that could result in diseases. Evidence suggests the involvement of CRF system and high corticosterone levels in stress-related psychiatric disorders such as anxiety and major depressive disorders. The aim of this work was to investigate whether chronic unpredictable stress (CUS) could modulate de CRF system, GR expression in the CNS and behavior in male rats. Results showed an increase in corticosterone plasmatic levels, CRF2 mRNA and GR expression in specific regions of the CNS (LSi e VmH e LSi, CeA, BST e PVH, respectively), associated with the limbic system at 24 h after the last stress session. The chronic treatment with an inhibitor of GCs synthesis (metyrapone) and adrenergic receptor antagonists (atenolol and phentolamine) prevented the CUS effects in CRF2 mRNA levels and GR expression. No anxiety or depression-like behavior was observed in rats submitted to CUS. We conclude that CUS cause biochemical alterations since the increase CRF2 mRNA levels and GR expression in limbic region, but these changes were not able to cause behavioral changes.
 
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