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Medina-Fernandez, Francisco J; Escribano, Begona M; Luque, Evelio; Caballero-Villarraso, Javier; Gomez-Chaparro, Jose L; Feijoo, Montserrat; Garcia-Maceira, Fe I; Pascual-Leone, Alvaro; Drucker-Colin, Rene; Tunez, Isaac (2018)

COMPARATIVE OF TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION AND OTHER TREATMENTS IN EXPERIMENTAL AUTOIMMUNE ENCEPHALOMYELITIS

Brain Res. Bull. 137():140-145
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The effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), natalizumab (nata), dimethyl fumarate (DMF) and dexamethasone (DEX) on clinical score and oxidative stress produced by a single dose of myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) in tail of Dark Agouti rats was studied. TMS (60Hz and 0.7 mT), nata (5mg/kg), DMF (15mg/kg) and DEX (300μg/kg) was applied for 21 after the administration of MOG (150μg). We estimated clinical score, as well as lipid peroxides, carbonylated proteins and reduced glutathione (GSH)/oxidized glutathione (GSSG) ratio content in brain, spinal cord and blood. MOG triggered significant increase in clinical score and in the levels of lipid peroxides and carbonylated proteins levels, but reduced GSH/GSSG ratio in brain, spinal cord and blood. Both TMS and clinical treatments, although TMS more significantly, decreased the changes caused by MOG administration. These results support the antioxidant and neuroprotective action of TMS, as well as an activity higher than other clinical treatments.