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[Effects of Helicobacter pylori infection on neural expression of stomach and spinal cord: an experiment with mice]

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection on neural expression in stomach and spinal cord, and to investigate the mechanism of functional dyspepsia after Hp infection. METHODS: Thirty-five female C57BL/6 mice were randomly divided into three groups: Group A (acute infection group, undergoing intragastric gavage of Hp suspension every other day for 3 times and then observed for 2 weeks, 15 mice), Group B (chronic infection group, undergoing intragastric gavage of Hp suspension every other day for 3 times and then observed for 2 weeks, 15 mice) and control group (undergoing intragastric gavage of normal saline every other day for 3 times and then observed for 2 weeks, 5 mice). After the observation the mice were killed and their stomachs were taken out to undergo gastric histology and bacterial colonization by HE staining and Warthin-Starry staining respectively. Their spinal cords of thoracic and lumbar segments were taken out too. Immunohistochemistry was used to detect the expression of Fos, vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP), and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) in the stomach and spinal cord. RESULTS: Three mice died 12 weeks after Hp infection. The rate of Hp colonization, mainly localized in pyloric gland region, was greater in Group B than in Group A, and was 0 in the control group. The severity of inflammation as shown by mononuclear cell infiltration, and activity of inflammation as shown by polymorphonuclear cell infiltration, in the pyloric gland region, proventriculus-glandular stomach region, and corpus gland region were more pronounced in Groups A and B, especially in Group B, than in the control group. The expression values of Fos, VIP, and CGRP in the stomach of Group A were 3.1 +/- 1.4, 4.5 +/- 1.8, and 2.4 +/- 0.8 respectively, all not significantly different from those of Group B (3.1 +/- 1.3, 3.5 +/- 1.6, and 2.2 +/- 0.8, all P > 0.05). The expression values of Fos, VIP, and CGRP in the spinal cord of Group A were 3.8 +/- 1.2, 3.2 +/- 1.5, and 2.2 +/- 0.6, all not significantly different from those of Group B (3.4 +/- 0.7, 2.6 +/- 1.2, and 2.5 +/- 1.1, all P > 0.05 for all). However, the neural expression values in both acute and chronic infection groups were significantly higher than those in the control group (2.4 +/- 0.9, 1.6 +/- 0.9, and 1.2 +/- 0.8 in stomach; and 2.0 +/- 1.6, 1.2 +/- 1.1, and 1.2 +/- 1.1 in spinal cord, P < 0.05 for all). CONCLUSION: Hp infection, both acute and chronic, induces gastric histological changes such as inflammation and activity, and enhances the Fos, VIP, and CGRP expression in stomach and spinal cord, which can be a basis for symptom generation in dyspeptic patients with Hp infection Keywords : Animals,biosynthesis,Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide,China,cytology,Dyspepsia,Female,Gastric Mucosa,Helicobacter Infections,Helicobacter pylori,Immunohistochemistry,Infection,Inflammation,innervation,isolation & purification,metabolism,methods,Mice,Mice,Inbred C57BL,microbiology,Neurons,physiopathology,Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-fos,Random Allocation,Spinal Cord,Stomach,Time,Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide,, Helicobacter,Pylori,Infection, pulsed radiofrequency denervation

Date of Publication : 2006 Jan 24

Authors : Li XB;Chen XY;Zheng Q;Peng YS;Ge ZZ;Shi Y;Liu WZ;Xiao SD;

Organisation : Department of Gastroenterology, Renji Hospital, Shanghai Institute of Digestive Diseases, Shanghai Second Medical University, Shanghai 200001, China

Journal of Publication : Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi

Pubmed Link : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16677506

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