The Effect of Clusterin(SGP-2) to the Stress on the Salivary Glands of Rats

스트레스가 백서 타액선조직내의 clusterin(sulfated glycoprotein-2) 변화에 미치는 영향

  • 정운봉 (경희대학교 치과대학 구강내과학 교실 . 구강병리학 교실) ;
  • 조한국 (경희대학교 치과대학 구강내과학 교실 . 구강병리학 교) ;
  • 홍정표 (경희대학교 치과대학 구강내과학 교실 . 구강병리학 교실)
  • Published : 1997.06.01


Generally, the major causative factor of halitosis is thought to be a sulfated compounds. Clusterin, a sulfated glycoprotein-2(SGP-2), composed of two disulfide linked subunits. It is conceivable that clusterin might be one of candidated causing halitosis. We assume that clusterin found in the salivary glands under stress conditions might examine clusterin in the salivary glands under stress conditions. For this study, 24 rats were divided into 2 group : 1)18 rats of group I were bathed in cold water for 30 seconds twice a day 2) 6 rats of group II were selected as a control. The animals were sacrified at day 0,3,5,7,10, and 14 of the experiment and the submandibular glands and parotid glands were removed. RNAs were purified from the salivary glands and the transcription of clusterin in the glands was measured by Northern blot analysis. The specimens of the salivary glands were subjected to Hematoxillin-Eosin and PAS stainings and examined under the light microscope. The findings were as follows : 1. In group I, clusterin was expressed remarkably in the submandibular glands at day 5 but in the parotid glands remarkably at day 3 day slightly at day 7. 2. No significant histologic change was found in the salivary glands except that acini were slightly apart from each other under the cold stress condition.