We investigated the metabolic outcome of different coping strategies in 129S6/SvEvTac (129Sv) and C57BL/6Ntac (Bl6) strains. Two different batches of male 129Sv and Bl6 mice were used. One batch was not subjected to any behavioral manipulations (home cage control; HCC), whereas the other batch was treated with saline for 11 days and exposed after every treatment to the motor activity measurement (repeated motility tested; RMT). Bl6 RMT mice displayed a robust increase in number of rearings during repeated testing. 129Sv RMT mice experienced significant loss of body weight, but showed enhanced weight gain in HCC batch compared to Bl6. Serum metabolites (acylcarnitines, amino acids, biogenic amines, hexoses, glycerophospholipids and sphingolipids) were determined with AbsoluteIDQ p180 kit. Results of the metabolomic study revealed prominent peculiarities between strains in two different conditions. Comparison of both batches of mice demonstrated that in Bl6 biogenic amines (acetyl-ornithine, alpha-amionadipic acid, carnosine) and lysophosphatidylcholine PC(16:1/0:0) dominated. However in 129Sv acylcarnitine C5 clearly dominated, indicating shift towards short-chain acylcarnitines. Stable strain-specific ratios also emerged for both lines, ratio of glycine/PC ae C38:2 for Bl6 and ratios of C5/C0 as well as PC(16:0/0:0)/PC(16:1/0:0) for 129Sv. The described metabolic changes probably reflect different behavioral coping strategies of 129Sv and Bl6 mice.
Scientific Reports – Springer Journals
Published: Feb 21, 2018
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