Effects of Zinc Oxide on mRNA Expression of Genes in Brain Tissue of Rats

AIM: To investigate the expression of the DR4, DR5, OPG, DcR1, and DcR2 in rat brain tissue.MATERIAL and METHODS: Thirty rats were used in this study. The rats were divided into three groups as the control group (n=10),tumor group (n=10), and zincoxide (ZnO) nanoparticles (NP) treatment group (n=10). The reverse transcription polymerase chainreaction (RT-PCR) and Western Blotting methods were used to measure the expression of DR4, DR5, OPG, DcR1, DcR2 and β-actinin the brain tissues of all the three groups.RESULTS: Expression of DR4, DR5, OPG, DcR1, and DcR2 genes were decreased in the tumor group. Overexpression of DR4,DR5, OPG, DcR1, and DcR2 was observed in brain tissues of the ZnO-NP group.CONCLUSION: Increased expression of the DR4, DR5, OPG, DcR1, and DcR2 genes may play an important role in ZnO-NPtreatment of brain tumors.

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Turkish Neurosurgery
  • ISSN: 1019-5149
  • Yayın Aralığı: Yılda 6 Sayı
  • Başlangıç: 1989

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