Protective effect of edaravone against the ototoxicity of Pseudomonas aeruginosa exotoxin A
2006 (English)In: Acta Oto-Laryngologica, ISSN 0001-6489, Vol. 126, no 1, 15-19 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
CONCLUSION: Our findings suggest that edaravone can protect against cochlear damage caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa exotoxin A (PaExoA). OBJECTIVE: To analyze the protective effect of a free radical scavenger, edaravone, against the ototoxicity resulting from exposure of the middle ear to PaExoA. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In nine groups of albino rats the following solutions were instilled either via the tympanic membrane into the round window niche [intratympanically (i.t.)] or intravenously (i.v.): edaravone (i.v.); edaravone (i.t.); PaExoA (i.t.) + edaravone (i.t.; simultaneously); PaExoA (i.t.) + edaravone (i.t.; 1 h after); PaExoA (i.t.) + edaravone (i.t.; 24 h after); PaExoA (i.t.) + edaravone (i.v.; simultaneously); PaExoA (i.t.) + edaravone (i.v.; 1 h after); PaExoA (i.t.) + edaravone (i.v.; 24 h after); PaExoA (i.t.) + saline (i.v.). Frequency-specific (2-20 kHz) auditory brainstem responses were measured to determine hearing thresholds before and 2, 5 and 10 days after instillation. RESULTS: PaExoA had penetrated from the middle ear into the cochlea and caused hearing loss. This impairment was blocked by intratympanic injection of edaravone when given simultaneously or 1 h after the first instillation of PaExoA, or by intravenous injection of edaravone when given simultaneously. There were significant differences in protective effect between the intratympanic and intravenous routes.
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2006. Vol. 126, no 1, 15-19 p.
ADP Ribose Transferases/*toxicity, Animals, Antipyrine/administration & dosage/*analogs & derivatives/therapeutic use, Audiometry; Evoked Response, Auditory Threshold/*drug effects, Bacterial Toxins/*toxicity, Ear; Middle/drug effects, Exotoxins/*toxicity, Free Radical Scavengers/administration & dosage/*therapeutic use, Hearing Loss; Sensorineural/chemically induced/*prevention & control, Injections; Intravenous, Male, Random Allocation, Rats, Rats; Sprague-Dawley, Tympanic Membrane/drug effects, Virulence Factors/*toxicity
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-10938DOI: 10.1080/00016480510038563PubMedID: 16308249OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-10938DiVA: diva2:38706