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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652188/streptozocin-induced-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-results-in-decreased-density-of-cgrp-sensory-and-th-sympathetic-nerve-fibers-that-are-positively-correlated-with-bone-loss-at-the-mouse-femoral-neck
#1
Iris Abigail Enríquez Pérez, Karla Estefanía Galindo Ordoñez, Christian Emanuel Pantoja Ortiz, Arisai Martínez, Rosa Issel Acosta González, Enriqueta Muñoz Islas, Juan Miguel Jiménez Andrade
Type-1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) results in loss of innervation in some tissues including epidermis and retina; however, the effect on bone innervation is unknown. Likewise, T1DM results in pathological bone loss and increased risk of fracture. Thus, we quantified the density of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP(+)) sensory and tyrosine hydroxylase (TH(+)) sympathetic nerve fibers and determined the association between the innervation density and microarchitecture of trabecular bone at the mouse femoral neck...
June 23, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652187/hyperglycemia-induced-the-alzheimer-s-proteins-and-promoted-loss-of-synaptic-proteins-in-advanced-age-female-goto-kakizaki-gk-rats
#2
Hiranya Pintana, Nattayaporn Apaijai, Sasiwan Kerdphoo, Wasana Pratchayasakul, Jirapas Sripetchwandee, Panan Suntornsaratoon, Narattaphol Charoenphandhu, Nipon Chattipakorn, Siriporn C Chattipakorn
Although both type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and aging are related with Alzheimer's disease (AD), the effects of aging on the Alzheimer's proteins and the synaptic markers in T2DM have not been investigated. This study, we hypothesized that T2DM rats with advanced-age, aggravates the reduction of synaptic proteins and an increase in the Alzheimer's protein markers. Goto-Kakizaki rats (GK) were used as a T2DM group and wild-type rats (WT) were used as a control group. Rats in each group were categorized by age into young-adult (7 months) and advanced-age rats (12...
June 23, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648459/acute-liver-failure-is-associated-with-altered-cerebral-expression-profiles-of-long-non-coding-rnas
#3
Vinícius R Silva, Rodrigo Secolin, Raghu Vemuganti, Iscia Lopes-Cendes, Alan S Hazell
Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) represents a serious complication of acute liver failure (ALF) in which cerebral edema leading to brainstem herniation as a result of increased intracranial hypertension is a major consequence. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play a significant role in coordinating gene expression, with recent studies indicating an influence in the pathogenesis of several diseases. To investigate their involvement in the cerebral pathophysiology of ALF, we profiled the expression of lncRNAs in the frontal cortex of mice at coma stage following treatment with the hepatotoxin azoxymethane...
June 22, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648458/peripheral-nerve-injury-induces-a-transitory-microglial-reaction-in-the-rat-infralimbic-cortex
#4
Paul Chu Sin Chung, Tania Panigada, Romain Cardis, Isabelle Decosterd, Romain-Daniel Gosselin
Undeniable evidence shows that microglia in the spinal cord undergo marked reactions following peripheral injuries. However, only rare studies have investigated the possible short and long term microglial reaction in brain regions following peripheral nerve injury and its interspecies specificities. In the present study we examined microglia in subdivisions of the prefrontal cortex in mice and rats, 7days and 42days after spared nerve injury (SNI) of the sciatic nerve. We show that a bilateral increase of microglial density takes place in the infralimbic cortex in rats 7days post-injury (sham vs...
June 22, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648457/enriched-environment-promotes-remyelination-and-motor-function-recovery-through-modulation-of-hdac1-2-in-mice
#5
Jian Zheng, Weijun Ding, Baoming Li, Youjun Yang
Brain structure and functions are significantly affected by enriched environment (EE). Rodent and rhesus monkeys raised in EE will increase myelination in development, and these increase correlate with improved cognitive functions on learning and memory. However, whether and how EE influences remyelination in the adult remained undefined. Here, we used a cuprizone-induced demyelination mouse model demonstrate that EE significantly enhances remyelination. This EE-regulated remyelination is associated with improved motor skills...
June 22, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648456/brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-in-the-infralimbic-cortex-alleviates-inflammatory-pain
#6
Lupeng Yue, Long-Yu Ma, Shuang Cui, Feng-Yu Liu, Ming Yi, You Wan
In chronic pain, it has been reported that the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) takes important regulatory roles, and may change functionally and morphologically in result of chronic pain. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is well known as a critical modulator of neuronal excitability and synaptic transmission in the central nervous system. The aim of the present study is to investigate the role of BDNF in the infralimbic cortex and the prelimbic cortex of the mPFC in complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA)-induced inflammatory pain...
June 22, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647290/effect-of-professional-expertise-and-exposure-to-everyday-life-decision-making-on-moral-choices
#7
Maddalena Boccia, Paola Verde, Gregorio Angelino, Paolo Carrozzo, Diego Vecchi, Laura Piccardi, Stefano Colangeli, Pierluigi Cordellieri, Fabio Ferlazzo, Anna Maria Giannini
Moral sense is defined as a feeling of fairness or unfairness of an action that knowingly causes harm to people other than the subject. It is crucial in determining human behavior and becomes pivotal in operational environments. Here we assessed whether professional daily life experience in an operational environment affects moral judgment by asking 41 military pilots of the Italian Air Force (P) and 69 controls (C) to solve 40 moral dilemmas. We found that P gave more morally acceptable utilitarian responses to moral dilemmas...
June 21, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647289/dysregulation-of-mir-499-mir-708-and-mir-1908-during-a-depression-episode-in-bipolar-disorders
#8
Ewa Banach, Monika Dmitrzak-Weglarz, Joanna Pawlak, Pawel Kapelski, Aleksandra Szczepankiewicz, Aleksandra Rajewska-Rager, Agnieszka Slopien, Maria Skibinska, Piotr Czerski, Joanna Hauser
Affective disorders include unipolar disorder (UP) (depression episodes) and bipolar disorder (BP) (depression and mania episodes). Currently, no biological markers are known that can help to differentiate these disorders. However, recent studies have suggested that psychiatric disorders can be connected with small, non-coding RNA, like microRNA. The objective of this study was to analyse the expression level of three microRNAs (miR-499, miR-708, miR-1908) in bipolar and unipolar disorder during depression episodes and after entering the remission state...
June 21, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647288/gap-junctions-pannexins-and-pain
#9
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David C Spray, Menachem Hanani
Enhanced expression and function of gap junctions and pannexin (Panx) channels has been associated with both peripheral and central mechanisms of pain sensitization. At the level of the sensory ganglia, evidence includes augmented gap junction and pannexin1 expression in glial cells and neurons in inflammatory and neuropathic pain models and increased synchrony and enhanced cross-excitation among sensory neurons by gap junction-mediated coupling. In spinal cord and in suprapinal areas, evidence is largely limited to increased expression of relevant proteins, although in several rodent pain models, hypersensitivity is reduced by treatment with gap junction/Panx1 channel blocking compounds...
June 21, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645789/disruption-of-gaba-a-mediated-intracortical-inhibition-in-patients-with-chorea-acanthocytosis
#10
Raffaele Dubbioso, Marcello Esposito, Silvio Peluso, Rosa Iodice, Giuseppe De Michele, Lucio Santoro, Fiore Manganelli
Chorea-acanthocytosis (Ch-Ac) is an autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by adult-onset chorea, acanthocytes in the peripheral blood, and Huntington's disease-like neuropsychiatric symptoms. Animal studies have shown mutation-related dysregulated cortical gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA)ergic inhibitory networks in its pathophysiology. Herein we found that in patients with Ch-Ac there is a striking alteration of intracortical inhibitory circuits detected by using paired pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation protocols...
June 20, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645788/effects-of-acute-altered-gravity-during-parabolic-flight-and-or-vestibular-loss-on-cell-proliferation-in-the-rat-dentate-gyrus
#11
Yiwen Zheng, Catherine M Gliddon, Phillip Aitken, Lucy Stiles, Marie-Laure Machado, Bruno Philoxene, Pierre Denise, Paul F Smith, Stephane Besnard
Both parabolic flight, i.e. a condition of altered gravity, and loss of vestibular function, have been suggested to affect spatial learning and memory, which is known to be influenced by neurogenesis in the hippocampus. In this study we investigated whether short alternated micro- and hyper-gravity stimulations during parabolic flight and/or loss of vestibular function, would alter cell proliferation in the hippocampal dentate gyrus of rats, by measuring the number of bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU)-incorporated cells...
June 20, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645787/striatal-hypodopamine-phenotypes-found-in-transgenic-mice-that-overexpress-glial-cell-line-derived-neurotrophic-factor
#12
Hidekazu Sotoyama, Yuriko Iwakura, Kanako Oda, Toshikuni Sasaoka, Nobuyuki Takei, Akiyoshi Kakita, Hideki Enomoto, Hiroyuki Nawa
Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) positively regulates the development and maintenance of in vitro dopaminergic neurons. However, the in vivo influences of GDNF signals on the brain dopamine system are controversial and not fully defined. To address this question, we analyzed dopaminergic phenotypes of the transgenic mice that overexpress GDNF under the control of the glial Gfap promoter in the brain. Compared with wild-type, the GDNF transgenic mice contained higher levels of GDNF protein and phosphorylated RET receptors in the brain...
June 20, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642150/inter-limb-transfer-of-kinematic-adaptation-in-individuals-with-motor-difficulties
#13
Jin Bo, Chi-Mei Lee
A previous study suggested that adults with greater motor difficulties demonstrated less adaptation under a regular error feedback schedule (gain=1:1) but reached a similar level of adaptation compared to controls when feedback was enhanced (gain=1:2). In light of these findings, the present study examined inter-limb transfer after adults adapted to visuomotor distortions with their dominant hand on either regular or enhanced feedback schedules. Results revealed that successful transfer related to the magnitude of adaptation with their dominant hand regardless of the individuals' motor abilities on the regular feedback schedule...
June 19, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642149/activated-mglur5-protects-bv2-cells-against-ogd-r-induced-cytotoxicity-by-modulating-bdnf-trkb-pathway
#14
Xinchun Ye, Lu Yu, Dandan Zuo, Liang Zhang, Jie Zu, Jinxia Hu, Jiao Tang, Lei Bao, Chengcheng Cui, Ruixue Zhang, Guoliang Jin, Kun Zan, Zuohui Zhang, Xinxin Yang, Hongjuan Shi, Zunsheng Zhang, Qihua Xiao, Yonghai Liu, Jie Xiang, Xueling Zhang, Guiyun Cui
Activated Metabotropic glutamate receptors 5(mGluR5) exhibits protective effects against ischemic brain damage, but the underlying mechanisms are not clearly known. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), as a valuable member of neurotrophic factor family, exerts its protection by combining with its high-affinity receptor tyrosine protein kinase B (TrkB). To investigate the role of activated mGluR5 against oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD)/reoxygenation (R)-mediated cytotoxicity, the cell viability, apoptosis, the release of inflammatory cytokines and accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) were evaluated in BV2 cells (Microglia cell line) with or without OGD/R exposure...
June 19, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636927/noxious-but-not-innocuous-thermal-stimuli-evoke-perk-expression-in-dorsal-horn-neurons-after-spared-nerve-injury-in-adult-rats
#15
Mohamad S Samour, Sumaiya M Shaikh, David A Mahns, Peter J Shortland
Noxious stimulation of sensory afferents evokes phosphorylated extracellular signal regulated kinase (pERK) expression in spinal cord neurons. This study investigated the expression of pERK in the dorsal horn neurons in response to innocuous and noxious cold stimuli in naïve versus spared nerve injury (SNI) rats. Noxious cold or hot stimuli (0 or 45°C) elicited pERK expression in laminae I-II whereas cooling stimuli from 32°C to 25, 15 or 5°C produced no or little pERK expression in dorsal horn neurons...
June 19, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636929/intrinsic-functional-connectivity-alteration-of-dorsal-and-rostral-anterior-cingulate-cortex-in-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-a-resting-fmri-study
#16
Zongfeng Zhang, Qing Fan, Yajing Zhu, Ling Tan, Yongjun Chen, Rui Gao, Haiyin Zhang, Yao Li, Zeping Xiao
Cortico-striato-thalamo-cortical (CSTC) circuit has been implicated in OCD pathophysiology by converging neuroimaging findings. The anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), as an important part within CSTC circuit, plays a critical role in OCD etiology. The ACC can be divided into dorsal and rostral parts anatomically, which are involved in cognitive process and emotional function, respectively. However, the diverse function of intrinsic signals from dorsal and rostral ACC regions remains unclear in OCD study. In this work, we applied resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI) technology to investigate and differentiate the functional connectivity (FC) characteristics between dACC and rACC in unmedicated OCD patients...
June 18, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636928/neurovascular-toxicity-of-n-methyl-d-aspartate-is-markedly-enhanced-in-the-developing-mouse-central-nervous-system
#17
Sudhakar Vadivelu, Kui Xu, Vanja Tolj, Rahul Rege, Lindsay Darkins, Karthik Vishwanath
Penumbral perfusion is critical to brain viability. Proximal arterial occlusion and deep brain stroke has variable effect on cortical dysfunction. Cortical microvessel collaterals may be recruited and at times sufficient for partial parenchymal perfusion. Postnatal neural and endothelial cells are markedly vulnerable to glutamate excitotoxicity. Early vascular cell stress may promote partial protective neural preconditioning though postnatally a developmental window of the cerebral microvasculature may be particularly vulnerable to injury...
June 18, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633952/chronic-methylphenidate-regulates-genes-and-proteins-mediating-neuroplasticity-in-the-juvenile-rat-brain
#18
Emmanuel Quansah, Tiziana Sgamma, Estabraq Jaddoa, Tyra S C Zetterström
Methylphenidate (MPH) is the front-line psychostimulant medication prescribed for alleviating the symptoms associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. Here, we investigated the effects of chronic MPH (2.0mg/kg, twice daily for 15 days) exposure to young rats (20-25days old at start of treatment) on the expression of genes and proteins associated with neuroplasticity, such as activity regulated cytoskeleton-associated protein (Arc), insulin receptor substrate protein 53 (IRSp53), cell division control protein 42 (Cdc42), and actin-related protein 2 (Arp2)...
June 17, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629779/are-dopaminergic-genotypes-risk-factors-for-eating-behavior-and-obesity-in-adults
#19
Orcun Avsar, Aysegul Kuskucu, Seda Sancak, Ece Genc
Dopamine (DA) is the main modulator of the brain reward system and significantly regulates food intake. The idea that obesity is a neurobiological disease rather than a metabolic disorder, is the basis of the study. Changes in dopamine neurotransmission affect the brain reward system in a direct way. Furthermore, changes in the reward system influence the eating behavior in human. The enzymes monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) and catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) terminate the DA function by metabolizing it. In our study, the control group which included 214 individuals and 234 subjects with obesity were investigated for MAOA-u VNTR and COMT (rs4680) polymorphisms...
June 16, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629778/posture-and-gaze-tracking-of-a-vertically-moving-target-reveals-age-related-constraints-in-visuo-motor-coupling
#20
H Sotirakis, A Kyvelidou, N Stergiou, V Hatzitaki
Previously we have demonstrated that the effect of aging on posture and gaze active tracking of a visual target moving in the horizontal direction is dependent on target's complexity. In this study, we asked whether a similar phenomenon is present when tracking a visual target moving with varying complexity in the vertical direction. Ten young (22.98±2.9years) and 10 older adults (72.45±4.72years) tracked for 120s, a visual target moving vertically by shifting their bodyweight in the anterior-posterior direction...
June 16, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
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