The effects of aluminum(III) on microtubular meshwork have been investigated using cultured murine neuroblastoma cells grown in a medium containing aluminum lactate at defined metal concentrations (10-20 microM). A role of aluminum(III) in promoting neuronal plasticity events is suggested. These events including sprouting and neurite outgrowth are associated with an increased tyrosine-tubulin (Tyr-Tub) expression, which can be due to the enhanced needs of recently formed, highly dynamic microtubules typical of neuronal plasticity. After 48 and 72 h aluminum exposure, an upregulation of Tyr-Tub expression is detected and this is concentration-dependent. A high amount of Tyr-Tub is observed also in non-treated cells, although later than in aluminum-exposed cells. Thus, it is possible that aluminum(III) accelerates neuronal plasticity events, for which Tyr-Tub is confirmed to be a useful marker.

Aluminum promotes neuronal plasticity events in a mouse neuroblastoma cell line / Farina, Vittorio; Tapparo, A; Zedda, Marco; Gadau, Sergio Domenico; Lepore, Gianluca. - In: NEUROSCIENCE LETTERS. - ISSN 0304-3940. - 312:1(2001), pp. 5-8.

Aluminum promotes neuronal plasticity events in a mouse neuroblastoma cell line.

FARINA, Vittorio;ZEDDA, Marco;GADAU, Sergio Domenico;LEPORE, Gianluca
2001

Abstract

The effects of aluminum(III) on microtubular meshwork have been investigated using cultured murine neuroblastoma cells grown in a medium containing aluminum lactate at defined metal concentrations (10-20 microM). A role of aluminum(III) in promoting neuronal plasticity events is suggested. These events including sprouting and neurite outgrowth are associated with an increased tyrosine-tubulin (Tyr-Tub) expression, which can be due to the enhanced needs of recently formed, highly dynamic microtubules typical of neuronal plasticity. After 48 and 72 h aluminum exposure, an upregulation of Tyr-Tub expression is detected and this is concentration-dependent. A high amount of Tyr-Tub is observed also in non-treated cells, although later than in aluminum-exposed cells. Thus, it is possible that aluminum(III) accelerates neuronal plasticity events, for which Tyr-Tub is confirmed to be a useful marker.
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