Rapid alterations in neuroimmune gene expression after acute ethanol: Timecourse, sex differences and sensitivity to cranial surgery
© 2019 Elsevier B.V. Prior work has established that that an acute ethanol challenge mimicking high intensity alcohol consumption increased IL-6 and suppressed IL-1β and TNFα mRNA in intoxication, with the opposite pattern seen in withdrawal. These experiments utilized Sprague-Dawley rats to further extend these results across time course (from 45 min to 6 h after ethanol), sex, and central versus peripheral expression. Furthermore, these data show that cannulation surgery may selectively modify the central neuroimmune response to ethanol. These findings highlight a unique plasticity of IL-6 that is specific to central structures and responsive to alterations by environmental factors.
Journal of Neuroimmunology
Gano, Anny; Mondello, Jamie E.; Doremus-Fitzwater, Tamara L.; and Deak, Terrence, "Rapid alterations in neuroimmune gene expression after acute ethanol: Timecourse, sex differences and sensitivity to cranial surgery" (2019). Faculty Articles Indexed in Scopus. 135.