Expression of Caveolin-1 in Rat Urinary Bladder with Cyclophosphamide-Induced Cystitis

Sun-Ouck Kim, Seung Hee Song, Seung-Chul Lee, Kyung A Cho, Ho Song Yu, In Sang Hwang, Eu Chang Hwang, Dongdeuk Kwon
2012 International Neurourology Journal  
The purposes of this study were to investigate the effect of cyclophosphamide (CYP)-induced inflammatory cystitis on caveolin 1 in rat urinary bladder and to determine the role of these molecules in the bladder dysfunction that occurs in inflammatory change in rat urinary bladder. Female Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into control (n=30) and experimental (n=30) groups. Cystitis in experimental group was induced by intraperitoneal injection of CYP (200 mg/kg). The control group underwent an
more » ... raperitoneal saline injection. After 3 days, urodynamic studies were done to measure the contraction interval and contraction pressure. The expression and cellular localization of caveolin 1 were determined by Western blot and immunofluorescent study in rat urinary bladder. In cystometrograms, the contraction interval (minute) was significantly increased in the CYP-induced cystitis rats (15.8±1.5) than in the control group (6.3±0.5) (P<0.05). Conversely, the average contraction pressure (mmHg) was significantly higher in the CYP-induced cystitis rats (15.6±1.7) than in the control group (11.3±0.5) (P<0.05). Caveolin 1 was expressed in the capillaries, arteriols and venules. The protein expression of caveolin 1 was significantly decreased in the CYP-induced cystitis rats (P<0.05). Inflammatory change of urinary bladder maybe causes a significant change in the expression of caveolin 1. These findings suggest that caveolin 1 might have a functional role in the bladder dysfunction related with cystitis in rat urinary bladder.
doi:10.5213/inj.2012.16.4.169 pmid:23346482 pmcid:PMC3547177 fatcat:tpe6ytyotjawjmzadvgqdk746y