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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109979/interferon-ifn-induced-protein-35-ifi35-negatively-regulates-ifn-%C3%AE-phosphorylated-stat1-rig-i-cxcl10-ccl5-axis-in-u373mg-astrocytoma-cells-treated-with-polyinosinic-polycytidylic-acid
#1
Kyogo Shirai, Taku Shimada, Hidemi Yoshida, Ryo Hayakari, Tomoh Matsumiya, Kunikazu Tanji, Manabu Murakami, Hiroshi Tanaka, Tadaatsu Imaizumi
Interferon (IFN)-stimulated genes (ISGs) exert multiple functions in immune system. IFN-induced protein 35 (IFI35) is a member of ISGs, and has been suggested to regulate innate immune reaction. However, the physiological functions and pathological roles of IFI35 in the central nervous system are not characterized well. In the present study, we found that the expression of IFI35 was induced by a Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3) ligand polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid (poly IC) in U373MG human astrocytoma cells. Knockdown of IFI35 using RNA interference resulted in increased expression of IFN-β, phosphorylated STAT1 (P-STAT1), retinoic acid-inducible gene-I (RIG-I), CXCL10 and CCL5 induced by poly IC...
January 18, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109978/structural-brain-alteration-in-survivors-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-with-chemotherapy-treatment-a-voxel-based-morphometry-and-diffusion-tensor-imaging-study
#2
Liwei Zou, Lianzi Su, Jiajia Xu, Li Xiang, Longsheng Wang, Zhimin Zhai, Suisheng Zheng
OBJECTIVE: To assess structural brain changes in survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with chemotherapy treatment by combining voxel-based morphometry (VBM) and tract-based spatial statistics (TBSS). METHODS: 28 ALL patients (mean age: 40.71±8.58 years, years since diagnosis: 7-38) and 20 age-matched control subjects (mean age: 42.95±6.39 years) selected in this study with 3D T1 and diffusion tensor imaging acquired on a 3.0T Siemens MRI scanner. The ALL group had a history of chemotherapy treatment and off-therapy at least for 3 years was enrolled...
January 18, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109977/c-fos-expression-in-the-parabrachial-nucleus-following-intraoral-bitter-stimulation-in-the-rat-with-dietary-induced-zinc-deficiency
#3
Akiyo Kawano, Shiho Honma, Chizuko Inui-Yamamoto, Akira Ito, Hitoshi Niwa, Satoshi Wakisaka
Zinc deficiency causes various symptoms including taste disorders. In the present study, changes in expression of c-Fos immunoreactivity in neurons of the parabrachial nucleus (PBN), one of the relay nuclei for transmission of gustatory information, after bitter stimulation to the dorsal surface of the tongue were examined in zinc-deficient rats. Experimental zinc-deficient animals were created by feeding a low-zinc diet for 4 weeks, and showed the following symptoms of zinc deficiency: low body weight, low serum zinc content and behavioral changes to avoid bitter stimulation...
January 18, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104351/the-sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-1-agonist-sew2871-reduces-tau-ser262-phosphorylation-in-rat-hippocampal-slices
#4
Frédéric St-Cyr Giguère, Suzanne Attiori Essis, Laure Chagniel, Marc Germain, Michel Cyr, Guy Massicotte
Recent studies indicate that Tau phosphorylation can be modulated by the compound FTY720-P, a global sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor (S1PR) agonist. The present work compared the effects of more selective S1PR agonists on Tau properties, using rat hippocampal slices as model system. Whereas Tau phosphorylation was not modified by the S1PR3 agonist CYM5541, Tau-Ser262 phosphorylation was significantly decreased by treatment with the S1PR1 agonist SEW2871. This effect appears to be quite restricted, as no changes in phosphorylation were elicited by the agonist on Tau-Ser199/202, Tau-Ser396 and Tau-Ser404 residues...
January 16, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093190/ghrelin-fibers-from-lateral-hypothalamus-project-to-nucleus-tractus-solitaries-and-are-involved-in-gastric-motility-regulation-in-cisplatin-treated-rats
#5
Yanling Gong, Yang Liu, Fei Liu, Shasha Wang, Hong Jin, Feifei Guo, Luo Xu
Ghrelin can alleviate cancer chemotherapy-induced dyspepsia in rodents, though the neural mechanisms involved are not known. Therefore, ghrelin projections from the lateral hypothalamus (LH) and its involvement in the regulation of gastric motility in cisplatin-treated rats were investigated with a multi-disciplined approach. Retrograde tracing combined with fluoro-immunohistochemical staining were used to investigate ghrelin fiber projections arising from LH and projecting to nucleus tractus solitaries (NTS)...
January 13, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089665/dissociation-of-morphine-analgesic-effects-in-the-sensory-and-affective-components-of-formalin-induced-spontaneous-pain-in-male-and-female-rats
#6
Lisa R Harton, Janell R Richardson, Alexander Armendariz, Arbi Nazarian
Sex differences in the analgesic effects of morphine have been previously reported in various models that represent the sensory component of pain. However, pain sensation is a complex process that consists of both sensory and affective components. It is presently unclear whether the analgesic effects of morphine between the sensory and affective components of pain are sexually dimorphic. Moreover, differences in morphine dose-response in the two components of pain have not been examined in male and female rats...
January 12, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089664/neurotensin-nts1-and-nts2-receptor-agonists-produce-anxiolytic-like-effects-in-the-22-khz-ultrasonic-vocalization-model-in-rats
#7
Floyd F Steele, Shannon C Whitehouse, Jacob S Aday, Adam J Prus
Neurotensin is a neuropeptide neurotransmitter that interacts with multiple neurotransmitter systems, including those regulating amygdalar function, via NTS1 and NTS2 receptors. Both receptors are expressed in the amygdala and agonists for NTS1 or NTS2 receptors have exhibited anxiolytic effects in animal models. Systemic adminstration of NTS1 receptor agonist PD149163 was recently shown to reduce footshock conditioned 22-kHz ultrasonic vocalizations in rats, suggesting that PD149163 produced an anxiolytic effect...
January 12, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089663/phase-dependent-activity-of-neurons-in-the-rostral-part-of-the-thalamic-reticular-nucleus-with-saccharin-intake-in-a-cue-guided-lever-manipulation-task
#8
Ryuhei Aoki, Risako Kato, Satoshi Fujita, Jun Shimada, Noriaki Koshikawa, Masayuki Kobayashi
Neurons in the rostral part of the thalamic reticular nucleus (rTRN) receive somatosensory and motor information and regulate neural activities of the thalamic nuclei. Previous studies showed that when activity in visual TRN neurons is suppressed prior to the visual stimuli in a visual detection task, the performance of the task improves. However, little is known about such changes in the rTRN preceding certain events. In the present study, we performed unit recordings in the rTRN in alert rats during a cue-guided lever-manipulation task in which saccharin was provided as a reward...
January 12, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089662/electroacupuncture-pretreatment-attenuates-spinal-cord-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-inhibition-of-high-mobility-group-box-1-production-in-a-lxa4-receptor-dependent-manner
#9
Xiao-Ling Zhu, Xin Chen, Wei Wang, Xu Li, Jia Huo, Yu Wang, Yu-Yuan Min, Bin-Xiao Su, Jian-Ming Pei
Paraplegia caused by spinal cord ischemia is a severe complication following surgeries in the thoracic aneurysm. HMGB1 has been recognized as a key mediator in spinal inflammatory response after spinal cord injury. Electroacupuncture (EA) pretreatment could provide neuroprotection against cerebral ischemic injury through inhibition of HMGB1 release. Therefore, the present study aims to test the hypothesis that EA pretreatment protects against spinal cord ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury via inhibition of HMGB1 release...
January 12, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087224/5-ht6-receptor-blockade-regulates-primary-cilia-morphology-in-striatal-neurons
#10
Matthew Brodsky, Adam J Lesiak, Alex Croicu, Nathalie Cohenca, Jane M Sullivan, John F Neumaier
The 5-HT6 receptor has been implicated in a variety of cognitive processes including habitual behaviors, learning, and memory. It is found almost exclusively in the brain, is expressed abundantly in striatum, and localizes to neuronal primary cilia. Primary cilia are antenna-like, sensory organelles found on most neurons that receive both chemical and mechanical signals from other cells and the surrounding environment; however, the effect of 5-HT6 receptor function on cellular morphology has not been examined...
January 10, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073651/i-know-i-ve-seen-you-before-distinguishing-recent-single-exposure-based-familiarity-from-pre-existing-familiarity
#11
Sarah I Gimbel, James B Brewer, Anat Maril
This study examines how individuals differentiate recent-single-exposure-based familiarity from pre-existing familiarity. If these are two distinct cognitive processes, are they supported by the same neural bases? This study examines how recent-single-exposure-based familiarity and multiple-previous-exposure-based familiarity are supported and represented in the brain using functional MRI. In a novel approach, we first behaviorally show that subjects can divide retrieval of items in pre-existing memory into judgments of recollection and familiarity...
January 7, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065565/absence-epileptic-activity-in-wistar-albino-glaxo-rijswijk-rat-mothers
#12
Zsolt Kovács, Renáta Krisztina Lakatos, János Barna, Árpád Dobolyi
Absence epileptic activity was analyzed during pregnancy, the postpartum period and after weaning to establish alterations of seizures throughout the reproductive cycle. Wistar Albino Glaxo Rijswijk (WAG/Rij) rats were used in the study as a model of absence epilepsy and because their seizures do not interfere with rearing offspring. The number of spike-wave discharges (SWDs) was gradually elevated from the 19(th) pregnancy day to delivery. Meanwhile, the characteristics of individual SWDs did not change suggesting that SWD generation remained the same...
January 5, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063856/effectiveness-of-deferoxamine-on-ferric-chloride-induced-epilepsy-in-rats
#13
Xiang Zou, Shize Jiang, Zehan Wu, Yimin Shi, Shengyong Cai, Renqing Zhu, Liang Chen
Iron overload has been regarded as a common cause for refractory epilepsies in patients after hemorrhagic strokes. This study is to examine the potential epilepsy control effect of deferoxamine (DFO), an iron chelator, on a ferric chloride-induced epilepsy rat model. Twenty four rats were divided into 4 groups: group I is blank control group, group II is sham group with intracortical injection of saline, group III is epilepsy group with intracortical injection of iron and saline treatment, group IV is treatment group with intracortical injection of iron and DFO treatment...
January 4, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063855/low-dietary-soy-isoflavonoids-increase-hippocampal-spine-synapse-density-in-ovariectomized-rats
#14
Neil J MacLusky, Gladis Thomas, Csaba Leranth
High dietary intake of plant estrogens (phytoestrogens) can affect brain structure and function. The effects of phytoestrogen intake within the range of normal animal and human dietary consumption, however, remain uncertain. The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of the isoflavonoids present in a standard low phytoestrogen laboratory rat chow on spine synapse density in the stratum radiatum of area CA1 of the hippocampus. Weanling rats (22 days old) were fed either standard chow (Teklad 2018), a nutritionally comparable diet without soy (Teklad 2016) or a custom diet containing Teklad 2016 supplemented with the principal soy isoflavonoids, daidzein and genistein, for 40 days...
January 4, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062187/dentate-gyrus-autonomous-ictal-activity-in-the-status-epilepticus-rat-model-of-epilepsy
#15
Florian Weissinger, Matthias Wawra, Pawel Fidzinski, Mark Elsner, Hartmut Meierkord, Martin Holtkamp, Katharina Buchheim
The dentate gyrus (DG) as part of the hippocampal formation is believed to serve as a gatekeeper with strong inhibitory properties against uncontrolled propagation of neuronal activity from the entorhinal cortex and neocortical structures. In temporal lobe epilepsy, the DG becomes hyperexcitable and loses its gate function, enabling propagation of ictal activity into downstream structures such as CA3 and CA1 areas. Furthermore, the DG, apart from facilitating propagation, may also be able to autonomously generate ictal activity, but this point has remained open so far...
January 3, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062186/protective-effects-of-atorvastatin-against-morphine-induced-tolerance-and-dependence-in-mice
#16
Nasim Sadat Pajohanfar, Ehsan Mohebbi, Abolfazl Rad, Akbar Pejhan, Samad Nazemi, Bahareh Amin
[Background] In this study, we evaluated the effects of atorvastatin, a lipid-lowering medication on morphine-induced tolerance and dependence in mice. [Methods] Tolerance was induced by subcutaneous administration of morphine (20 mg/kg) to animals, twice a day for 9 days. Atorvastatin was given at the doses of 5, 10 and 20 mg/kg, 30 min before each morphine administration, once daily for 9 days. Hot plate test was employed to assess antinociceptive effect of morphine on days 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9. Dependence was evaluated by naloxone-precipitated withdrawal syndrome...
January 3, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057450/antiepileptic-drugs-prevent-seizures-in-hyperbaric-oxygen-a-novel-model-of-epileptiform-activity
#17
Ivan T Demchenko, Sergei Yu Zhilyaev, Alexander N Moskvin, Alexander I Krivchenko, Claude A Piantadosi, Barry W Allen
Breathing oxygen at sufficiently elevated pressures can trigger epileptiform seizures. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis that pre-treatment with FDA-approved antiepileptic drugs could prevent seizure onset in hyperoxia at 5 atmospheres absolute. We selected drugs from two putative functional categories, Na(+)-channel antagonists and GABA enhancers, each administered intraperitoneally at four doses in separate groups of C57BL/6 mice. The drugs varied in efficacy at the doses used. Of the five tested Na(+)-channel antagonists, carbamazepine and lamotrigine more than tripled seizure latency compared to values seen in vehicle controls...
January 2, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057449/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-improves-visual-acuity-in-amblyopic-long-evans-rats
#18
S Castaño-Castaño, A G Moll, M Morales, E Fernadez, F Sanchez-Santed, F Nieto-Escamez
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) has proved to increase brain cortex plasticity and different models of brain damage. In this work, we have analyzed the effects of tDCS in an experimental model of amblyopia using Long-Evans rats. Animals were monocularly deprived between 12 and 75 postnatal days and visual cortex contralateral to the deprived eye was stimulated using anodal tDCS during 8 days (20 min/day). The effects of tDCS treatment on the visual function were evaluated by using the optomotor reflex of the animals as a measure of visual acuity...
January 2, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048973/effect-of-physical-exercise-and-anabolic-steroid-treatment-on-spinal-motoneurons-and-surrounding-glia-of-wild-type-and-als-mice
#19
Roman M Kassa, Roberta Bonafede, Federico Boschi, Marina Bentivoglio, Raffaella Mariotti
Motoneuron degeneration is the hallmark of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The cause and predisposing factors for sporadic ALS are still unknown. Exposure to a specific environmental risk factors in subjects with a susceptibility genotype may increase the risk of the disease. The role of physical activity and the use of anabolic steroids are still debated in epidemiological studies on patients and murine models of ALS. To assess at the cellular level the role (beneficial or detrimental) of physical exercise and the use of anabolic steroid, we here investigated, in SOD1(G93A) (mSOD1) mice and wild-type littermates, changes in the ventral horn after regular exercise, treatment with the anabolic androgenic steroid 19-nortestosterone (nandrolone), and their combination, compared with matched control sedentary mice...
December 31, 2016: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048972/astaxanthin-improves-cognitive-performance-in-mice-following-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
#20
Xinran Ji, Dayong Peng, Yiling Zhang, Jun Zhang, Yuning Wang, Yuan Gao, Ning Lu, Peifu Tang
[BACKGROUND]: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) produces lasting neurological deficits that plague patients and physicians. To date, there is no effective method to combat the source of this problem. Here, we utilized a mild, closed head TBI model to determine the modulatory effects of a natural dietary compound, astaxanthin (AST). AST is centrally active following oral administration and is neuroprotective in experimental brain ischemia/stroke and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) models. We examined the effects of oral AST on the long-term neurological functional recovery and histological outcomes following moderate TBI in a mice model...
December 31, 2016: Brain Research
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