Journal article

LPA receptor expression in the central nervous system in health and following injury

Yona Goldshmit, Kathryn Munro, Soo Yuen Leong, Alice Pebay, Ann M Turnley

Cell and Tissue Research | SPRINGER | Published : 2010


Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) is released from platelets following injury and also plays a role in neural development but little is known about its effects in the adult central nervous system (CNS). We have examined the expression of LPA receptors 1-3 (LPA(1-3)) in intact mouse spinal cord and cortical tissues and following injury. In intact and injured tissues, LPA(1) was expressed by ependymal cells in the central canal of the spinal cord and was upregulated in reactive astrocytes following spinal cord injury. LPA(2) showed low expression in intact CNS tissue, on grey matter astrocytes in spinal cord and in ependymal cells lining the lateral ventricle. Following injury, its expression was up..

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