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Urology. 2019 Jan;123:297.e1-297.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2018.09.020. Epub 2018 Sep 28.

Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound Influences the Myogenic Differentiation of Muscle Satellite Cells in a Stress Urinary Incontinence Rat Model.

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1
Molecular Biology Laboratory of Andrology Center, Peking University First Hospital, Peking University, Beijing, China.
2
Department of Urology, First Hospital Affiliated to Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China.
3
Molecular Biology Laboratory of Andrology Center, Peking University First Hospital, Peking University, Beijing, China. Electronic address: xinzc@bjmu.edu.cn.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To investigate the therapeutic effect of low intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) in a stress urinary incontinence (SUI) rat model and its influence on myogenic satellite cells.

METHODS:

Fifty Sprague-Dawley rats underwent vaginal distension and bilateral ovariectomy mimicking partum injury and menopause to construct SUI models, which were further randomized into 100 mW/cm2 LIPUS, 200 mW/cm2 LIPUS, 300 mW/cm2 LIPUS, and none-treatment control subgroups with 10 rats per subgroup. Ten rats served as mock operation control. Leak point pressure and bladder capacity were recorded 1 week after LIPUS treatment. Immunofluorescence staining and Western blot were performed to examine histological changes, myodifferentiation, and signaling pathway.

RESULTS:

Here,we found the leak point pressure and bladder capacity were restored in 200 mW/cm2 LIPUS and 300 mW/cm2 LIPUS groups, but not in 100 mW/cm2 LIPUS group. More robust striated muscle regeneration was observed in 200 mW/cm2 LIPUS group comparing with the SUI none-treatment group. Moreover, we found LIPUS activated the myodifferentiation of muscle satellite cells, which is correlated to p38 phosphorylation level.

CONCLUSION:

LIPUS restored the leak point pressure and bladder capacity, and activated satellite cell myodifferentiation in SUI rat model.

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