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Neurotrophin 3 is increased in the spontaneously hypertensive rat.

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the noradrenergic sympathetic hyperinnervation in the spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR), a genetic model of essential hypertension, is associated with changes in neurotrophin 3 ( NT3) concentrations. METHODS: NT3 levels were measured using a sensitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in the superior cervical ganglia (SCG), heart, mesenteric artery (MA) and blood of postnatal and mature SHR and normotensive Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: NT3 levels in SHR are significantly higher in the SCG during the first 4 postnatal weeks, and in the heart and MA from 2 to 10 weeks of age, compared with levels in WKY rats. The elevated NT3 found in the sympathetic ganglia and hyperinnervated organs of SHR indicates that NT3 may play an important role in the development of hyperinnervation, possibly by enhancing the survival and/or nerve sprouting of sympathetic neurons.[1]


  1. Neurotrophin 3 is increased in the spontaneously hypertensive rat. Zhang, S.H., Rush, R.A. J. Hypertens. (2001) [Pubmed]
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