Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
Online ISSN : 1347-8648
Print ISSN : 1347-8613
ISSN-L : 1347-8613
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Growth Hormone–Releaser Diet Attenuates β-Amyloid(1-42)–Induced Cognitive Impairment via Stimulation of the Insulin-Like Growth Factor (IGF)-1 Receptor in Mice
Eun-Joo ShinJong Seok ChaeSeok Joo ParkSun Cheol KimKyo Hwan KooKiyofumi YamadaToshitaka NabeshimaHyoung-Chun Kim
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2009 Volume 109 Issue 1 Pages 139-143


We previously demonstrated that the growth hormone (GH)-releaser diet ameliorated β-amyloid (Aβ) (1-42)–induced memory impairment, but the underlying mechanism remained to be characterized. We show here that the GH-releaser diet significantly attenuated Aβ(1-42)-induced impairment in context-dependent conditioned fear, with a reduction in GH levels and changes in hippocampal acetylcholine, acetylcholinesterase, choline acetyltransferase, insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1, and IGF-1–receptor activity in mice. JB-1, an IGF-1–receptor antagonist, significantly blocked GH-releaser diet–mediated pharmacological actions. Our results suggest that the GH-releaser diet prevents Aβ(1-42)-induced cognitive deficits via stimulation of the hippocampal IGF-1 receptor.

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