The Effect of Swimming and Minocycline on Motor Function and Expression of Bcl-2 after Spinal Cord Injury in the Rats

미노싸이클린과 수영훈련이 척수손상 흰쥐의 운동기능 및 Bcl-2발현에 미치는 영향

  • Ha, Mi-Sook (Department of Physical Therapy, Msan University) ;
  • Ha, Bae-Jin (Department of Pharmaceutical Eingineering, Silla University)
  • Published : 2009.10.30


This study was designed to investigate the effects of swimming and minocycline on motor function recovery and Bcl-2 expression after spinal cord injury (SCI) in rats. After operation, neurological motor behavior test (BBB scale) on days 1, 4, 7, 10, and 14 were tested. Western blot and immunohistochemical assessment (Bcl-2) were performed on day 14. BBB scale started to show a statistically significant difference on day 7 (p<0.05). On day 14, it showed the most significant (p<0.05) difference. Expression of Bcl-2 increased in all the experimental groups. In particular, the highest expression of Bcl-2 appeared in the swimming and minocycline groups. Based on these results, minocycline and swimming were the most effective factors in the motor behavior function and immunohistochemical assessment of SCI rats.


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