Wentao Ke, Xiangdi Yu, Yutong Gao

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Sep 17, 2021
Science Progress
DOI :
10.1177/00368504211043763
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Science Progress, Volume 104, Issue 3, July September 2021. Numerous studies have demonstrated that anesthetics’ exposure to neonates imposes toxicity on the developing brain but the underlying mechanisms need to be further elucidated. Our present study aimed to explore the role of small conductance Ca2+ activated potassium channel type2 in memory and learning dysfunction caused by exposing neonates to sevoflurane. Postnatal day 7 Sprague Dawley rats and hemagglutinin tagged small conductance Ca2+ activated potassium channel type2 channel transfected COS 7 cells were exposed to sevoflurane and the trafficking of small conductance Ca2+ activated potassium channel type2 channels was analyzed; furthermore, memory and learning ability was analyzed by the Morris water maze test on postnatal day30–35 (juvenile period). Our results showed that sevoflurane exposure inhibited small conductance Ca2+ activated potassium channel type2 channel endocytosis in both hippocampi of postnatal day 7 rats and hemagglutinin tagged small conductance Ca2+ activated potassium channel type2 channel transfected COS 7 cells and the memory and learning ability was impaired in the juvenile period after sevoflurane exposure to neonatal rats. Herein, our results demonstrated that exposing neonates to sevoflurane caused memory and learning impairment via dysregulating small conductance Ca2+ activated potassium channel type2 channels endocytosis.

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