Effects of triiodothyronine and propylthiouracil on regeneration of catecholaminergic nerve terminals in the paraventricular hypothalamic nucleus of the adult rat

Dennis W. Hoovler, Bang H. Hwang, Laurence Demers

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Effects of triiodothyronine and the antithyroid drug, propylthiouracil, on regeneration of catecholaminergic nerve terminals in the paraventricular hypothalamic nucleus of adult rats were studied. Lesions were produced by 6-hydroxydopamine neurotoxin and then the animals were treated with triiodothyronine or propylthiouracil inducing hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism, respectively, as determined by radioimmunoassay. Although catecholaminergic varicosities increased with time in the paraventricular hypothalamic nucleus of rats after lesion, fluorescent microscopic quantitation showed no statistical difference in their number between rats treated with triiodothyronine and the vehicle for as long as 56 days. Furthermore, electron microscopic quantitation at 56 days postlesion showed no significant difference between the triiodothyronine-treated and control rats in terms of the density, proportion, size, types of synapses, and synaptic frequency of catecholaminergic nerve terminals. There were growth cones in the paraventricular hypothalamic nucleus, suggesting growth activity after lesion. However, we found that exogenous administration of large doses of triiodothyronine at 25 μg/kg had little effect on the enhancement of regeneration of central catecholaminergic terminals after their destruction by 6-hydroxydopamine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-133
Number of pages11
JournalExperimental Neurology
Volume89
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

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Propylthiouracil
Nerve Regeneration
Paraventricular Hypothalamic Nucleus
Triiodothyronine
Oxidopamine
Antithyroid Agents
Growth Cones
Neurotoxins
Hyperthyroidism
Hypothyroidism
Synapses
Radioimmunoassay
Regeneration
Electrons
Growth

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  • Neurology
  • Developmental Neuroscience

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