Neural Plasticity / 2016 / Article / Fig 4

Research Article

Activation of Sphingosine 1-Phosphate Receptor 1 Enhances Hippocampus Neurogenesis in a Rat Model of Traumatic Brain Injury: An Involvement of MEK/Erk Signaling Pathway

Figure 4

Activation of S1PR1 triggered MEK/Erk pathway phosphorylation in hippocampus at 7 days after TBI. (a) WB was performed to determine hippocampal S1PR1, pMEK, tMEK, pErk, and tErk expression in groups of sham, TBI+Vehicle, TBI+SEW, and TBI+SEW+VPC group ( in sham and in other groups). (b, c, and e) The level of S1PR1, pMEK, and pErk significantly increased after trauma. SEW2871 induced further upregulation of S1PR1, pMEK, and pErk. However, the effect was attenuated by administration of VPC23019. (d, f) Neither S1PR1 agonism nor antagonism had effect on tMEK and tErk expression in hippocampus after TBI. versus sham group; versus TBI+Vehicle group or TBI+SEW+VPC group.