Analysis of protein expression profile in the cerebellum of cerebral infarction rats after treadmill training

Kenmei Mizutani, Shigeru Sonoda, Nobuhiro Hayashi, Akihiko Takasaki, Hidehiko Beppu, Eiichi Saitoh, Kan Shimpo

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)


Objective: To investigate the relation between protein expression changes in the cerebellum and improvement of motor coordination in rats with cerebral infarction. Design: The rat group with treadmill training (n = 10) were compared with the rat group without treadmill training (n = 10) after 2.5 hrs of transient middle cerebral artery occlusion. Motor performance measured by the rotarod test and alteration of protein expression using two-dimensional electrophoresis based on proteomics in the cerebellum were examined. Results: In behavioral evaluation, the mean latency until falling from the rotating rod in the group with treadmill training was significantly longer (P < 0.01) than that in the group without treadmill training 24 days after surgery. As for protein expression, it was revealed by proteome analysis and Western blotting that the expression of the two protein spots, 25-kDa synaptosomal-associated protein and glial fibrillary acidic protein, were significantly enhanced in the cerebellum of rats with treadmill training than that in rats without a treadmill training. Conclusions: The 25-kDa synaptosomal-associated protein and glial fibrillary acidic protein may be related to the underlying mechanisms of improvement of motor coordination and exercise-induced angiogenesis, that is, remodeling of synaptic connections and proliferation of astroglial cells, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-114
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-02-2010


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

Cite this