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Behav Brain Res. 2017 May 1;324:58-65. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2017.01.040. Epub 2017 Jan 27.

The ameliorating effect of 1-palmitoyl-2-linoleoyl-3-acetylglycerol on scopolamine-induced memory impairment via acetylcholinesterase inhibition and LTP activation.

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1
Department of Life and Nanopharmaceutical Science, Kyung Hee East-West Pharmaceutical Research Institute, College of Pharmacy, Kyung Hee University, Kyunghee-daero 26, Dongdeamun-gu, Seoul 02447, Republic of Korea; Kyung Hee East-West Pharmaceutical Research Institute, Kyung Hee East-West Pharmaceutical Research Institute, College of Pharmacy, Kyung Hee University, Kyunghee-daero 26, Dongdeamun-gu, Seoul 02447, Republic of Korea.
2
Department of Medicinal Biotechnology, College of Health Sciences, Busan 49315, Republic of Korea.
3
Department of Medicinal Biotechnology, College of Health Sciences, Busan 49315, Republic of Korea; Institute of Convergence Bio-Health, Dong-A University, Busan 49315, Republic of Korea.
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Department of Life and Nanopharmaceutical Science, Kyung Hee East-West Pharmaceutical Research Institute, College of Pharmacy, Kyung Hee University, Kyunghee-daero 26, Dongdeamun-gu, Seoul 02447, Republic of Korea; Oriental Pharmaceutical Science, Kyung Hee East-West Pharmaceutical Research Institute, College of Pharmacy, Kyung Hee University, Kyunghee-daero 26, Dongdeamun-gu, Seoul 02447, Republic of Korea; Kyung Hee East-West Pharmaceutical Research Institute, Kyung Hee East-West Pharmaceutical Research Institute, College of Pharmacy, Kyung Hee University, Kyunghee-daero 26, Dongdeamun-gu, Seoul 02447, Republic of Korea. Electronic address: jhryu63@khu.ac.kr.

Abstract

In the present study, we investigated whether 1-palmitoyl-2-linoleoyl-3-acetylglycerol (PLAG), a component of antlers of Cervus nippon Temminck, would have memory-ameliorating properties against cholinergic blockade-induced memory impairment in mice. In the passive avoidance task to investigate the effects of PLAG on long-term memory, PLAG (10mg/kg, p.o.) administration ameliorated scopolamine-induced memory impairment. PLAG also reversed the impairments of working memory in the Y-maze task and spatial memory as shown in the Morris water maze. To identify the mechanism of the memory-ameliorating effect of PLAG, acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibition assay and the Western blot analysis were conducted. In the AChE inhibition assay, PLAG inhibited the AChE activity in mice and PLAG increased the expression levels of phosphorylated CaMKII, ERK, and CREB in the hippocampus. Additionally, long-term potentiation (LTP) of synaptic strength occurred by PLAG treatment in the hippocampal cultures. Overall, the present study suggests that PLAG reversed memory deficits in an animal model and that it affects biochemical pathways related to learning and memory.

KEYWORDS:

Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II; Extracellular signal-regulated kinase; Long-term potentiation; PLAG; cAMP response element-binding protein

PMID:
28137622
DOI:
10.1016/j.bbr.2017.01.040
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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