Research Paper Volume 13, Issue 2 pp 2294—2309
Neurochemical alterations of different cerebral regions in rats with myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury based on proton nuclear magnetic spectroscopy analysis
- 1 Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Zhongnan Hospital, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
- 2 The Clinical Medical Research Center of Peritoneal Cancer of Wuhan, Clinical Cancer Study Center of Hubei Province, Key Laboratory of Tumor Biological Behavior of Hubei Province, Wuhan, China
- 3 Departments of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Tongji Hospital of Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
- 4 School of Human and Social Sciences, University of West London, London, UK
- 5 Department of Anesthesiology, The First Affiliated Quanzhou Hospital of Fujian Medical University, Quanzhou, China
- 6 Department of Orthopedics, Tongji Hospital of Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
Received: May 4, 2020 Accepted: October 27, 2020 Published: December 14, 2020https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.202250
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Background: Recent studies have demonstrated a complex and dynamic neural crosstalk between the heart and brain. A heart-brain interaction has been described regarding cardiac ischemia, but the cerebral metabolic mechanisms involved are unknown.
Methods: Male Sprague Dawley rats were randomly allocated into 2 groups: those receiving myocardial ischemia-reperfusion surgery (IR group, n =10) and surgical controls (Con group, n=10). These patterns of metabolic abnormalities in different brain regions were assessed using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (PMRS).
Results: Results assessed by echocardiography showed resultant cardiac dysfunction following heart ischemia-reperfusion. Compared with the control group, the altered metabolites in the IR group were taurine and choline, and differences mainly occurred in the thalamus and brainstem.
Conclusions: Alterations in cerebral taurine and choline are important findings offering new avenues to explore neuroprotective strategies for myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury. These results provide preliminary evidence for understanding the cerebral metabolic process underlying myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury in rats.