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Transcriptome Changes in Three Brain Regions during Chronic Lithium Administration in the Rat Models of Mania and Depression

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Department of Animal Physiology, Biochemistry and Biostructure, Poznan University of Life Sciences, 60-637 Poznan, Poland
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Department of Histology and Embryology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, 60-781 Poznan, Poland
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Department of Psychiatric Genetics, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, 60-806 Poznan, Poland
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Laboratory of Neurobiology, Department of Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology, Nencki Institute, 02-093 Warsaw, Poland
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Molecular and Cell Biology Unit, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, 60-572 Poznan, Poland
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Department of Medical Genetics, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, 60-806 Poznan, Poland
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Department of Adult Psychiatry, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, 60-572 Poznan, Poland
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2021, 22(3), 1148; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijms22031148
Received: 20 December 2020 / Revised: 20 January 2021 / Accepted: 22 January 2021 / Published: 24 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Molecular Mechanisms of Mood Stabilizers)
Lithium has been the most important mood stabilizer used for the treatment of bipolar disorder and prophylaxis of manic and depressive episodes. Despite long use in clinical practice, the exact molecular mechanisms of lithium are still not well identified. Previous experimental studies produced inconsistent results due to different duration of lithium treatment and using animals without manic-like or depressive-like symptoms. Therefore, we aimed to analyze the gene expression profile in three brain regions (amygdala, frontal cortex and hippocampus) in the rat model of mania and depression during chronic lithium administration (2 and 4 weeks). Behavioral changes were verified by the forced swim test, open field test and elevated maze test. After the experiment, nucleic acid was extracted from the frontal cortex, hippocampus and amygdala. Gene expression profile was done using SurePrint G3 Rat Gene Expression whole transcriptome microarrays. Data were analyzed using Gene Spring 14.9 software. We found that chronic lithium treatment significantly influenced gene expression profile in both mania and depression models. In manic rats, chronic lithium treatment significantly influenced the expression of the genes enriched in olfactory and taste transduction pathway and long non-coding RNAs in all three brain regions. We report here for the first time that genes regulating olfactory and taste receptor pathways and long non-coding RNAs may be targeted by chronic lithium treatment in the animal model of mania. View Full-Text
Keywords: manic-like behavior; depressive-like behavior; lithium; animal model; transcriptome; brain manic-like behavior; depressive-like behavior; lithium; animal model; transcriptome; brain
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Szczepankiewicz, D.; Celichowski, P.; Kołodziejski, P.A.; Pruszyńska-Oszmałek, E.; Sassek, M.; Zakowicz, P.; Banach, E.; Langwiński, W.; Sakrajda, K.; Nowakowska, J.; Socha, M.; Bukowska-Olech, E.; Pawlak, J.; Twarowska-Hauser, J.; Nogowski, L.; Rybakowski, J.K.; Szczepankiewicz, A. Transcriptome Changes in Three Brain Regions during Chronic Lithium Administration in the Rat Models of Mania and Depression. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2021, 22, 1148. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijms22031148

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Szczepankiewicz D, Celichowski P, Kołodziejski PA, Pruszyńska-Oszmałek E, Sassek M, Zakowicz P, Banach E, Langwiński W, Sakrajda K, Nowakowska J, Socha M, Bukowska-Olech E, Pawlak J, Twarowska-Hauser J, Nogowski L, Rybakowski JK, Szczepankiewicz A. Transcriptome Changes in Three Brain Regions during Chronic Lithium Administration in the Rat Models of Mania and Depression. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2021; 22(3):1148. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijms22031148

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Szczepankiewicz, Dawid; Celichowski, Piotr; Kołodziejski, Paweł A.; Pruszyńska-Oszmałek, Ewa; Sassek, Maciej; Zakowicz, Przemysław; Banach, Ewa; Langwiński, Wojciech; Sakrajda, Kosma; Nowakowska, Joanna; Socha, Magdalena; Bukowska-Olech, Ewelina; Pawlak, Joanna; Twarowska-Hauser, Joanna; Nogowski, Leszek; Rybakowski, Janusz K.; Szczepankiewicz, Aleksandra. 2021. "Transcriptome Changes in Three Brain Regions during Chronic Lithium Administration in the Rat Models of Mania and Depression" Int. J. Mol. Sci. 22, no. 3: 1148. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijms22031148

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