Detrusor Overactivity in Hyperchoelsterolemia Rats

Hwancheol Son, Woo Suk Choi, Jae Seung Paick, Won Hee Park

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Many theories attempt to explain the complex etiology of overactive bladder syndrome (OAB), but the exact mechanisms of the pathophysiology have yet to be fully understood. Recent findings have suggested that hypercholesterolemia is related with detrusor overactivity (DO), which, in turn, is usually associated with OAB. The present report examines published studies that have associated hypercholesterolemia with DO to determine the grounds on which such studies were based. According to our analysis, OAB and DO are closely related with hypercholesterolemia. Furthermore, DO and OAB may be affected not just by a single factor like hypercholesterolemia, but rather by all components of metabolic syndrome. Several mechanisms, including autonomic overactivity, artherosclerosis, ischemic change, alteration of nitric oxide synthase (NOS)/NO system and increased Rho-kinase activity may have a role in the relationship between OAB and hypercholesterolemia. Further studies are warranted, however, to evaluate more about the pathophysiology of OAB.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-20
Number of pages5
JournalLUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Mar 2012


  • Animal model
  • Bladder overactivity
  • Detrusor overactivity
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Metabolic syndrome


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