The effects of a novel N-methyladamantan-1-amine derivative [(-)-MR22] with high sigma1 receptor affinity were investigated on retinal degeneration using a rat model of ischemia-reperfusion injury. The animals were anaesthetized and retinal ischemia was induced by elevating the intraocular pressure to 120 mm Hg for 45 min. The drug was injected intraperitoneally before the ischemic damage. Retinal biochemical changes, i.e. increase of lactate content and decrease of glucose and ATP were significantly inhibited by the new and selective sigma1 receptor ligand compared to the ischemic control group. The effect of (-)-MR22 was antagonized by pre-treatment with the sigma1 site antagonist. The protective effect of (-)-MR22 on ischemic retina was confirmed by the histological analysis. These findings suggest that (-)-MR22 serves as a retinal neuroprotective agent and acts as a sigma1 receptor agonist.
|Titolo:||A novel adamantane derivative attenuates retinal ischemia-reperfusion damage in the rat retina through sigma1 receptors|
|Autori interni:||BUCOLO, CLAUDIO|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Rivista:||EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHARMACOLOGY|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|