Brain cytokines and the 5-HT system during poly I:C-induced fatigue

Toshihiko Katafuchi, Tetsuya Kondo, Sachiko Take, Megumu Yoshimura

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Abstract

Fatigue is evoked not only by peripheral factors, such asmuscle fatigue, but also by the central nervous system (CNS). For example, it is generally known that the feeling of fatigue is greatly influenced by psychological aspects, such as motivation. However, little is known about the central mechanisms of fatigue. The clinical symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are shown to include disorders in neuroendocrine, autonomic, and immune systems. On the other hand, it has been demonstrated that cytokines produced in the brain play significant roles in neural-immune interactions through their various central actions, including hypothalamo-pituitary and sympathetic activation, as well as immunosuppression. In this article, using the immunologically induced fatigue model, which was achieved by intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection of synthetic double-stranded RNAs, polyriboinosinic: polyribocytidylic acid (poly I:C) in rats, we show an involvement of brain interferon-α (IFN-α) and serotonin (5-HT) transporter (5-HTT) in the central mechanisms of fatigue. In the poly I:C-induced fatigue rats, expression of IFN-α and 5-HTT increased, while extracellular concentration of 5-HT in the medial prefrontal cortex decreased, probably on account of the enhanced expression of 5-HTT. Since the poly I:C-induced reduction of the running wheel activity was attenuated by a 5-HT 1A receptor agonist, but not by 5-HT 2 , 5-HT 3 , or dopamine D 3 receptor agonists, it is suggested that the decrease in 5-HT actions on 5-HT 1A receptorsmay at least partly contribute to the poly I:C-induced fatigue.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNeuroendocrine and Immune Crosstalk
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Inc.
Pages230-237
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)1573316237, 9781573316231
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2006

Publication series

NameAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Volume1088
ISSN (Print)0077-8923
ISSN (Electronic)1749-6632

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Fatigue
Brain
Serotonin
Fatigue of materials
Cytokines
Acids
Interferons
Rats
Serotonin Receptor Agonists
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Neurosecretory Systems
Receptor, Serotonin, 5-HT1A
Double-Stranded RNA
polyriboinosinic-polyribocytidylic acid
Immune system
Prefrontal Cortex
Intraperitoneal Injections
Neurology
Running
Immunosuppression

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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Katafuchi, T., Kondo, T., Take, S., & Yoshimura, M. (2006). Brain cytokines and the 5-HT system during poly I:C-induced fatigue. In Neuroendocrine and Immune Crosstalk (pp. 230-237). (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences; Vol. 1088). Blackwell Publishing Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1196/annals.1366.020

Brain cytokines and the 5-HT system during poly I:C-induced fatigue. / Katafuchi, Toshihiko; Kondo, Tetsuya; Take, Sachiko; Yoshimura, Megumu.

Neuroendocrine and Immune Crosstalk. Blackwell Publishing Inc., 2006. p. 230-237 (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences; Vol. 1088).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Katafuchi, T, Kondo, T, Take, S & Yoshimura, M 2006, Brain cytokines and the 5-HT system during poly I:C-induced fatigue. in Neuroendocrine and Immune Crosstalk. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, vol. 1088, Blackwell Publishing Inc., pp. 230-237. https://doi.org/10.1196/annals.1366.020
Katafuchi T, Kondo T, Take S, Yoshimura M. Brain cytokines and the 5-HT system during poly I:C-induced fatigue. In Neuroendocrine and Immune Crosstalk. Blackwell Publishing Inc. 2006. p. 230-237. (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences). https://doi.org/10.1196/annals.1366.020
Katafuchi, Toshihiko ; Kondo, Tetsuya ; Take, Sachiko ; Yoshimura, Megumu. / Brain cytokines and the 5-HT system during poly I:C-induced fatigue. Neuroendocrine and Immune Crosstalk. Blackwell Publishing Inc., 2006. pp. 230-237 (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences).
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