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Nerve regeneration and serum levels of insulin-like growth factor-I in rats with streptozotocin-induced insulin deficiency

Ekström, Per A R LU ; Kanje, Martin LU and Skottner, Anna (1989) In Brain Research 496(1-2). p.141-147
Abstract

Peripheral nerve regeneration was studied in female Sprague-Dawley rats with streptozotocin-induced insulin deficiency. Nerve regeneration was provoked by a crush lesion on the sciatic nerve 21 days after the streptozotocin injection. The regeneration was assessed by a pinch test at different time-points after injury. The rate ofregeneration in insulin-deficient animals, 2.5 mm/day, was significantly lower than in control animals, 2.9 mm/day(P < 0.05). There was no difference in the initial delay, i.e. the period before regeneration attains a constant velocity. One group of insulin-deficient rats was treated with insulin during the regeneration period by means of implanted osmotic mini-pumps. This treatment prevented the decrease in... (More)

Peripheral nerve regeneration was studied in female Sprague-Dawley rats with streptozotocin-induced insulin deficiency. Nerve regeneration was provoked by a crush lesion on the sciatic nerve 21 days after the streptozotocin injection. The regeneration was assessed by a pinch test at different time-points after injury. The rate ofregeneration in insulin-deficient animals, 2.5 mm/day, was significantly lower than in control animals, 2.9 mm/day(P < 0.05). There was no difference in the initial delay, i.e. the period before regeneration attains a constant velocity. One group of insulin-deficient rats was treated with insulin during the regeneration period by means of implanted osmotic mini-pumps. This treatment prevented the decrease in regenerationsw. After 6 days the sciatic nerves of insulin-deficient rats had regenerated 12.3 ±0.3 mm (mean ±S.E.M.), while the corresponding value for insulin-treated rats was 15.7 ±0.6 mm (P > 0.01). The streptozotocin-treated rats were found to have a 39% reduction in the serum level of insulin-like 1 growth factor-I (IGF-I)_compared to control rats (0.33 ± 0.22 μg/ml and 0.54 ± ml respectively, (P < 0.001). Insulin treatment 1830 1732 during the regeneration period completely restored the IGF-I level back to normal. © 1989.

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Diabetes, Insulin, Insulin-like growth factor-I, Nerve regeneration, Rat, Sciatic nerve, Somatomedin, Streptozotocin
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  author       = {Ekström, Per A R and Kanje, Martin and Skottner, Anna},
  issn         = {0006-8993},
  keyword      = {Diabetes,Insulin,Insulin-like growth factor-I,Nerve regeneration,Rat,Sciatic nerve,Somatomedin,Streptozotocin},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {09},
  number       = {1-2},
  pages        = {141--147},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Brain Research},
  title        = {Nerve regeneration and serum levels of insulin-like growth factor-I in rats with streptozotocin-induced insulin deficiency},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0006-8993(89)91060-3},
  volume       = {496},
  year         = {1989},
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