PubMed 23069383

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Automatically associated channels: TRP , TRPM , TRPM8

Title: The relationship between α1-adrenergic receptors and TRPM8 channels in detrusor overactivity induced by cold stress in ovariectomized rats.

Authors: Wataru Noguchi, Osamu Ishizuka, Tetsuya Imamura, Yoshiki Kurizaki, Takahiro Yamagishi, Hitoshi Yokoyama, Zhang Lei, Sudha Gautam Silwal, Osamu Nishizawa, Karl-Erik Andersson

Journal, date & volume: J. Urol., 2013 May , 189, 1975-81

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We studied whether cold stress induced detrusor overactivity in ovariectomized rats is associated with increased thermosensitive TRPM8 channel expression in the skin and whether the response could be inhibited by α1-adrenergic receptor blockade.A total of 24 Sprague-Dawley® rats at postnatal week 30 were randomly selected for ovariectomy (16) or sham ovariectomy (8). Five weeks later cystometric measurements of conscious, freely moving rats were made at room temperature (mean ± SEM 28C ± 2C) for 20 minutes. Eight ovariectomized rats were intravenously administered 1.0 mg/kg naftopidil. The other 8 ovariectomized and 8 sham operated rats were given naftopidil-free vehicle. Five minutes later they were transferred to a low temperature environment (mean 4C ± 2C) and micturition patterns were again recorded. TRPM8 channel expression in lumbar skin was estimated by real-time reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction and immunohistochemistry.TRPM8 channel mRNA and protein in the skin of ovariectomized rats were significantly higher than in sham operated rats. At room temperature micturition parameters were similar in sham operated and ovariectomized rats. At low temperature sham operated and ovariectomized rats showed cold stress induced detrusor overactivity but increased micturition frequency and decreased bladder capacity were significantly greater in ovariectomized rats. Treatment of ovariectomized rats with naftopidil inhibited cold stress induced detrusor overactivity.Cold stress induced detrusor overactivity in rats with decreased estrogen is associated with TRPM8 channel up-regulation in the skin and mediated by nerve pathways using α1-adrenergic receptors.