Analysis of HER-2/neu Receptor Expression and the Level of Neuronal Apoptosis in HER-2/neu Transgenic Mice during Aging

  • A. S. Solovyova
  • Yu. O. Sokolova
  • V. N. Anisimov
  • E. D. BazhanovaEmail author

We studied neuronal death in the sensorimotor cortex, hippocampus, and supraoptic and paraventricular nuclei of the hypothalamus and dynamics of HER-2/neu expression in late ontogenesis in young and old transgenic HER-2/neu mice. Wild-type FVB/N mice served as the control. The intensity of apoptosis (TUNEL) and HER-2/neu expression (Western blotting) in the same brain regions were measured. HER-2/neu was detected in the cortex, hippocampus, and hypothalamus of transgenic and wild-type mice, and its expression increased with age. The effect of HER-2/neu on the intensity of cell death in various brain regions depended on the stage of ontogenesis and animal genotype. Enhanced expression of HER-2/neu determines low rate of cell death in the studied brain regions during pathological ageing.

Key Words

HER-2/neu aging sensorimotor cortex hippocampus hypothalamus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. S. Solovyova
    • 1
  • Yu. O. Sokolova
    • 2
  • V. N. Anisimov
    • 3
  • E. D. Bazhanova
    • 2
    • 4
    • 5
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry and Biology ClusterSt. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technology, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO University)St. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Laboratory of Comparative Biochemistry of Cell FunctionI. M. Sechenov Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and BiochemistrySt. PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.Department of Carcinogenesis and Oncogerontology, N. N. Petrov National Medical Research Center of OncologyMinistry of Health of the Russian FederationSt. PetersburgRussia
  4. 4.Laboratory of Apoptosis Role in Development of Neuroendocrine SystemAstrakhan State UniversityAstrakhanRussia
  5. 5.Laboratory of Morphology and Electron Microscopy, Institute of ToxicologyFederal Medical-Biological AgencySt. PetersburgRussia

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