Kitahara, Tadashi Nara Medical University
Ito, Taeko Nara Medical University
Fukushima, Munehisa Kansai Rosai Hospital
Fukuda, Junya Tokushima University
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Uno, Atsuhiko Osaka General Medical Center
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medial vestibular nucleus
Thesis or Dissertation
Background: Unilateral labyrinthectomy (UL) causes the disappearance of ipsilateral medial vestibular nuclear (ipsi-MVe) activity and induces spontaneous nystagmus (SN), which disappears during the initial process of vestibular compensation (VC). Ipsi-MVe-activity restores in the late process of VC.
Objective: We evaluated the late process of VC after UL in rats and examined the effects of thioperamide (H3 antagonist) on VC.
Materials and methods: MK801 (NMDA antagonist)-induced Fos-like immunoreactive (-LIR) neurons in contra-MVe, which had been suppressed by NMDA-mediated cerebellar inhibition in UL-rats was used as an index.
Results: The number of MK801-induced Fos-LIR neurons in contra-MVe gradually decreased to the same level as that of sham-operated rats 14 days after UL. Thioperamide moved the disappearance of the MK801-induced Fos-LIR neurons 2 days earlier. The number of MK801-induced Fos-LIR neurons in thioperamide-treated rats was significantly decreased, compared with that of vehicle-rats on days 7 and 12 after UL. But, thioperamide did not influence the decline of SN frequency in UL-rats.
Conclusion: There findings suggested that the number of MK801-induced Fos-LIR neurons in contra-MVe was decreased in concordance with the restoration of ipsi-MVe-activity during the late process of VC after UL and that thioperamide accelerated the late, but not the initial process of VC.
Taylor & Francis
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Acta Oto-Laryngologica on 16/04/2019, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00016489.2019.1599140
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Doctor of Medical Science