Estrogen administration attenuates post-stroke depression by enhancing CREB/BDNF/TrkB signaling in the rat hippocampus

Date

2021-02-26

Authors

Jiang, Huigang
Xiao, Li
Jin, Kunlin
Shao, Bei

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0000-0002-1336-348X (Jin, Kunlin)

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Spandidos Publications

Abstract

A previous study demonstrated that 17beta-estradiol (E2), which is an antidepressant, can ameliorate post-stroke depression (PSD); however, the underlying mechanisms governing this remain largely unknown. Therefore, the present study developed a PSD model in rats, which was induced by left middle cerebral artery occlusion followed by exposure to chronic mild stress for 2 weeks. The results revealed that the activity of the cAMP response element-binding protein (CREB), a cellular transcription factor, and the associated brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)/tyrosine kinase B (TrkB) signaling were all attenuated in the hippocampus in PSD rats. The depression-like behaviors were significantly improved after treatment with E2, along with increased CREB and the BDNF/TrkB signaling activity. These results provide novel insight into the molecular basis of PSD, and suggest the potential involvement of CREB/BDNF/TrkB signaling in E2-mediated improvement of PSD in rats.

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Jiang, H., Xiao, L., Jin, K., & Shao, B. (2021). Estrogen administration attenuates post-stroke depression by enhancing CREB/BDNF/TrkB signaling in the rat hippocampus. Experimental and therapeutic medicine, 21(5), 433. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2021.9850

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