Neuropathology changed by 3- and 6-months low-level PM2.5 inhalation exposure in spontaneously hypertensive rats

Hsiao-Chi Chuang, Hsin-Chang Chen, Pei-Jui Chai, Ho-Tang Liao, Chang-Fu Wu, Chia-Ling Chen, Ming-Kai Jhan, Hui-I Hsieh, Kuen-Yuh Wu, Ta-Fu Chen, Tsun-Jen Cheng

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Epidemiological evidence has linked fine particulate matter (PM2.5) to neurodegenerative diseases; however, the toxicological evidence remains unclear. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of PM2.5 on neuropathophysiology in a hypertensive animal model. We examined behavioral alterations (Morris water maze), lipid peroxidation (malondialdehyde (MDA)), tau and autophagy expressions, neuron death, and caspase-3 levels after 3 and 6 months of whole-body exposure to urban PM2.5 in spontaneously hypertensive (SH) rats.
Original languageEnglish
JournalParticle and Fibre Toxicology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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