The Effect of Sensory Stimulation and Therapeutic Environment on Expression of BDNF after Traumatic Brain Injury in the Rat

감각 자극과 치료적 환경이 외상성 뇌손상 흰쥐의 BDNF 발현에 미치는 영향

  • Song, Ju-Min (Dept. of Physical Therapy Ulsan Science College)
  • 송주민 (울산과학대학 물리치료과)
  • Received : 2006.11.10
  • Accepted : 2007.01.22
  • Published : 2007.02.01


Purpose : The purpose of this study was to test the effect of balance training for proprioceptive and vestibular sensory stimulation and therapeutic environment on expression of BDNF after traumatic brain injury in the rat. Subject : Twelve Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned into group I and group II. After traumatic brain injury, group I was housed in standard cage for 7 days. Group II was housed in therapeutic cage after balance training for 7 days. Method : Traumatic brain injury was induced by weight drop model and after operation they were housed in individual standard cages for 24 hours. After 7th day, the rats were sacrificed and cryostat coronal sections were processed individually in goat polyclonal anti-BDNF antibody. The morphologic characteristics and the BDNF expression were investigated in injured hemisphere section from immunohistochemistry using light microscope. Result : Immunohistochemical response of BDNF in lateral nucleus, purkinje cell layer, superior vestibular nucleus and pontine nucleus appeared very higher in group II than in group I Conclusion : The present result revealed that simultaneously application of balance training for proprioceptive and vestibular sensory stimulation input and therapeutic environment in traumatic brain injured rats is enhance expression of BDNF and it is facilitates neural plasticity.