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Title: Brain 3-Mercaptopyruvate Sulfurtransferase (3MST): Cellular Localization and Downregulation after Acute Stroke
Authors: ZHAO HENG
Keywords: 3-Mercaptopyruvate Sulfurtransferase, Stroke, Hydrogen Sulfide, Astrocyte, Immunohistochemistry, pMCAO
Issue Date: 7-Aug-2013
Citation: ZHAO HENG (2013-08-07). Brain 3-Mercaptopyruvate Sulfurtransferase (3MST): Cellular Localization and Downregulation after Acute Stroke. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: 3-Mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase (3MST) is an important enzyme for the synthesis of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in the brain. We present here data that indicate an exclusively localization of 3MST in astrocytes. Regional distribution of 3MST activities is even and unremarkable. Following permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion (pMCAO), 3MST was down-regulated in both the cortex and striatum, but not in the corpus collosum. It appears that the down-regulation of astrocytic 3MST persisted in the presence of astrocytic proliferation due to gliosis. Our observations indicate that 3MST is probably not responsible for the increased production of H2S following pMCAO. Therefore, cystathionine ?-synthase (CBS), the alternative H2S producing enzyme in the CNS, remains as a more likely potential therapeutic target than 3MST in the treatment of acute stroke through inhibition of H2S production.
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