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Behavioral and monoamine changes following severe vitamin C deficiency.
J Neurochem 2013; 124(3):363-75JN

Abstract

Severe vitamin C deficiency (ascorbic acid; AA) was induced in gulo-/- mice incapable of synthesizing their own AA. A number of behavioral measures were studied before and during the deprivation period, including a scorbutic period, during which weight loss was observed in the mice. Mice were then resuscitated with AA supplements. During the scorbutic period, gulo-/- mice showed decreased voluntary locomotor activity, diminished physical strength, and increased preference for a highly palatable sucrose reward. These behaviors all returned to control levels following resuscitation. Altered trial times in subordinate mice in the tube test for social dominance in the AA-deprived mice persisted following resuscitation and may signify a depressive-like behavior in these mice. Biochemical analyses were undertaken following a second deprivation period. AA deficiency was accompanied by decreased blood glucose levels, oxidative damage to lipids and proteins in the cortex, and decreases in dopamine and serotonin metabolites in both the cortex and striatum. Given the reasonably high proportions of the population that do not consume sufficient AA in the diet, these data have important implications for physical and psychological function in the general population.

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Department of Neuroscience, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23106783

Citation

Ward, Margaret S., et al. "Behavioral and Monoamine Changes Following Severe Vitamin C Deficiency." Journal of Neurochemistry, vol. 124, no. 3, 2013, pp. 363-75.
Ward MS, Lamb J, May JM, et al. Behavioral and monoamine changes following severe vitamin C deficiency. J Neurochem. 2013;124(3):363-75.
Ward, M. S., Lamb, J., May, J. M., & Harrison, F. E. (2013). Behavioral and monoamine changes following severe vitamin C deficiency. Journal of Neurochemistry, 124(3), pp. 363-75. doi:10.1111/jnc.12069.
Ward MS, et al. Behavioral and Monoamine Changes Following Severe Vitamin C Deficiency. J Neurochem. 2013;124(3):363-75. PubMed PMID: 23106783.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Behavioral and monoamine changes following severe vitamin C deficiency. AU - Ward,Margaret S, AU - Lamb,Jonathan, AU - May,James M, AU - Harrison,Fiona E, Y1 - 2012/11/30/ PY - 2012/08/03/received PY - 2012/09/17/revised PY - 2012/10/07/accepted PY - 2012/10/31/entrez PY - 2012/10/31/pubmed PY - 2013/3/13/medline SP - 363 EP - 75 JF - Journal of neurochemistry JO - J. Neurochem. VL - 124 IS - 3 N2 - Severe vitamin C deficiency (ascorbic acid; AA) was induced in gulo-/- mice incapable of synthesizing their own AA. A number of behavioral measures were studied before and during the deprivation period, including a scorbutic period, during which weight loss was observed in the mice. Mice were then resuscitated with AA supplements. During the scorbutic period, gulo-/- mice showed decreased voluntary locomotor activity, diminished physical strength, and increased preference for a highly palatable sucrose reward. These behaviors all returned to control levels following resuscitation. Altered trial times in subordinate mice in the tube test for social dominance in the AA-deprived mice persisted following resuscitation and may signify a depressive-like behavior in these mice. Biochemical analyses were undertaken following a second deprivation period. AA deficiency was accompanied by decreased blood glucose levels, oxidative damage to lipids and proteins in the cortex, and decreases in dopamine and serotonin metabolites in both the cortex and striatum. Given the reasonably high proportions of the population that do not consume sufficient AA in the diet, these data have important implications for physical and psychological function in the general population. SN - 1471-4159 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23106783/Behavioral_and_monoamine_changes_following_severe_vitamin_C_deficiency_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/jnc.12069 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -