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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155261/the-phosphodiesterase-4-inhibitor-fcpr16-attenuates-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats-subjected-to-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion-and-reperfusion
#1
Jiajia Chen, Hui Yu, Jiahong Zhong, Hongfang Feng, Haitao Wang, Yufang Cheng, Zhengqiang Zou, Chang Huang, Zhongzhen Zhou, Wenhua Zheng, Jiangping Xu
Current phosphodiesterase-4 (PDE4) inhibitors exert beneficial effects in central nervous system diseases via anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic properties, but many of them are plagued by side effects like nausea and emesis. FCPR16, a novel PDE4 inhibitor synthesized in our lab, has potential anti-inflammatory property. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the effects of FCPR16 in a rat model of ischemic stroke and evaluate its emetogenic potential. Our results showed that FCPR16 treatment improved neurological function, reduced cerebral infarct volume, and attenuated brain histological changes in rats subjected to middle cerebral artery occlusion and reperfusion (MCAO/R)...
November 16, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155260/selective-autophagy-the-new-player-in-the-fight-against-neurodegenerative-diseases
#2
REVIEW
Ming-Yue Wu, Ju-Xian Song, Sheng-Fang Wang, Cui-Zan Cai, Min Li, Jia-Hong Lu
Autophagy is the lysosome-mediated bulk degradation of cellular components for material recycling to maintain cellular homeostasis. Autophagy was initially regarded as a nonselective process, however, recent evidence indicates that this process can in fact be highly selective, especially for targeting and degrading organelles, invading pathogens and protein aggregates. Recent studies have revealed an intrinsic connection between selective autophagy and neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease...
November 16, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155259/polyi-c-model-of-schizophrenia-in-rats-induces-functional-brain-changes-detected-by-mri-irreversible-by-aripiprazole-treatment
#3
Eva Drazanova, Jana Ruda-Kucerova, Lucie Kratka, Katerina Horska, Regina Demlova, Zenon Starcuk, Tomas Kasparek
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: One of the hallmarks of schizophrenia is altered brain structure, potentially due to antipsychotic treatment, the disorder itself or both. It was proposed that functional changes may precede the structural ones. In order to understand and potentially prevent this unwanted process, brain function assessment should be validated as a diagnostic tool. METHODS: We used Arterial Spin Labelling MRI technique for the evaluation of brain perfusion in several brain regions in a neurodevelopmental poly(I:C) model of schizophrenia (8 mg/kg on a gestational day 15) in rats taking into account sex-dependent effects and chronic treatment with aripiprazole (30 days), an atypical antipsychotic acting as a partial agonist on dopaminergic receptors...
November 16, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137928/camkii%C3%AE-expression-in-a-mouse-model-of-nmdar-hypofunction-schizophrenia-putative-roles-for-igf-1r-and-tlr4
#4
O M Ogundele, C C Lee
Schizophrenia (SCZ) is a neuropsychiatric disorder that is linked to social behavioral deficits and other negative symptoms associated with hippocampal synaptic dysfunction. Synaptic mechanism of schizophrenia is characterized by loss of hippocampal N-Methyl-d-Aspartate Receptor (NMDAR) activity (NMDAR hypofunction) and dendritic spines. Previous studies show that genetic deletion of hippocampal synaptic regulatory calcium-calmodulin dependent kinase II alpha (CaMKIIα) cause synaptic and behavioral defects associated with schizophrenia in mice...
November 11, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128415/the-p38-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-regulates-%C3%AE-amyloid-protein-internalization-through-the-%C3%AE-7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-in-mouse-brain
#5
Kai-Ge Ma, Jia Lv, Wei-Na Yang, Ke-Wei Chang, Xiao-Dan Hu, Li-Li Shi, Wan-Ying Zhai, Hang-Fan Zong, Yi-Hua Qian
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one of the most devastating neurodegenerative disorders. Intracellular β-amyloid protein (Aβ) is an early event in AD. It induces the formation of amyloid plaques and neuron damage. The α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7nAChR) has been suggested to play an important role in Aβ caused cognition. It has high affinity with Aβ and could mediate Aβ internalization in vitro. However, whether in mouse brain the p38 MAPK signaling pathway is involved in the regulation of the α7nAChR mediated Aβ internalization and their role in mitochondria remains little known...
November 9, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128414/mapping-of-the-prenatal-and-postnatal-methamphetamine-effects-on-d1-like-dopamine-m1-and-m2-muscarinic-receptors-in-rat-central-nervous-system
#6
Vladimir Farar, Paulina Valuskova, Maria Sevcikova, Jaromir Myslivecek, Romana Slamberova
Methamphetamine (MA) is worldwide known drug with high potential for addiction that causes dopamine, noradrenaline and serotonin release. MA is also able to increase acetylcholine levels in adult rodents. The aim of this study was to map changes in D1-like dopamine receptors (DR), M1 and M2 muscarinic receptors (MR), and the total number of MR (M1-M5 MR) in the CNS of rats exposed to MA prenatally and in adulthood. Rat mothers were exposed to MA (5mg/kg s.c.) or saline during the entire gestation period and their male offspring were administered in adulthood with single MA (1mg/kg) or saline injection...
November 9, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126875/molecular-mechanisms-of-astrocyte-neuron-signaling
#7
EDITORIAL
Christian Henneberger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 7, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122692/blockade-of-platelet-activating-factor-receptor-attenuates-abnormal-behaviors-induced-by-phencyclidine-in-mice-through-down-regulation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb
#8
The-Vinh Tran, Se Jin Park, Eun-Joo Shin, Hai-Quyen Tran, Ji Hoon Jeong, Choon-Gon Jang, Yu Jeung Lee, Seung-Yeol Nah, Toshitaka Nabeshima, Hyoung-Chun Kim
Accumulating evidence suggests that neuroinflammation is one of the important etiologic factors of abusive and neuropsychiatric disorders. Platelet-activating factor (PAF) is potent proinflammatory lipid mediat1or and plays a pivotal role in neuroinflammatory disorders through the specific PAF receptor (PAF-R). Phencyclidine (PCP) induces a psychotomimetic state that closely resembles schizophrenia. Here, we investigated the role of PAF-R in the abnormal behaviors induced by PCP in mice. Repeated treatment with PCP resulted in a significant increase in PAF-R gene expression in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) and in the hippocampus...
November 7, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122691/sexually-diergic-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-responses-to-selective-and-non-selective-muscarinic-antagonists-prior-to-cholinergic-stimulation-by-physostigmine-in-rats
#9
Marissa A Smail, Jessica L Soles, Tracy E Karwoski, Robert T Rubin, Michael E Rhodes
Central cholinergic systems regulate the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis differentially in males and females (sexual diergism). We previously investigated the role of muscarinic receptors in this regulation by administering physostigmine (PHYSO), an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, to male and female rats pretreated with scopolamine (SCOP), a nonselective muscarinic antagonist. SCOP pretreatment enhanced adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and corticosterone (CORT) responses in both sexes; males had greater ACTH responses while females had greater CORT responses...
November 7, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122693/vitamin-a-improves-the-symptoms-of-autism-spectrum-disorders-and-decreases-5-hydroxytryptamine-5-ht-a-pilot-study
#10
Min Guo, Jiang Zhu, Ting Yang, Xi Lai, Xiao Liu, Juan Liu, Jie Chen, Tingyu Li
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are complicated neurodevelopmental disorders. Many studies have demonstrated that children with autism have multiple nutritional deficiencies and increased serum 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) levels. In our previous study, 77.9% of autistic children were found to have vitamin A deficiency, and the concentration of vitamin A was negatively associated with the CARS score. In the present study, we sought to test whether vitamin A supplementation could improve autistic symptoms and decrease serum 5-HT levels...
November 6, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107895/evaluating-the-protective-effect-of-etazolate-on-memory-impairment-anxiety-and-depression-like-behaviors-induced-by-post-traumatic-stress-disorder
#11
Karem H Alzoubi, Zeinab Y Al Subeh, Omar F Khabour
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a neuropsychiatric disorder that develops after an individual experiences severe life-threatening traumatic stress. Etazolate is a selective phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitor that is specific for cAMP. Etazolate showed anxiolytic and antidepressant activity, and could be useful in managing PTSD co-morbidities. The current study was done to evaluate the role of etazolate in preventing PTSD induced memory impairment, anxiety and depression-like symptoms. PTSD was induced in rats using single prolonged stress model...
November 3, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102713/the-anticonvulsant-activity-and-cerebral-protection-of-chronic-lithium-chloride-via-nmda-receptor-nitric-oxide-and-phospho-erk
#12
Razieh Mohammad Jafari, Mohammad Hossein Ghahremani, Nastaran Rahimi, Amir Shadboorestan, Amir Rashidian, Jamileh Esmaeili, Shahram Ejtemaei Mehr, Ahmad Reza Dehpour
The underlying mechanisms for the neuroprotective effects of lithium chloride in neurodegenerative diseases such as seizures remain unknown. In present study the downstream signaling pathway of phospho-ERK/NMDA receptors/nitric oxide has been studied. For this purpose, acute and chronic effect of lithium in seizure animal model and the interaction of NMDA receptor antagonist (MK-801) and neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) inhibitor (7-NI) with these neuroprotection has been studied. Acute lithium administration showed pro-convulsive properties in pentylenetetrazole (PTZ)-induced seizure model while chronic treatment increased the seizure threshold significantly...
November 2, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102712/goal-directed-behavior-elevates-gamma-oscillations-in-nidopallium-caudolaterale-of-pigeon
#13
Xinyu Liu, Kun Zhao, Dongyun Wang, Yanna Ping, Hong Wan
Avian nidopallium caudolaterale (NCL), a functional analogue of mammalian prefrontal cortex, is thought to be participated to goal-directed behavior. However, few studies so far investigated local field potential (LFP) properties within this area. In this study, we recorded the LFP activity from the NCL of six pigeons when they performed a goal-directed decision-making task in a plus-maze. Spectral analysis revealed a significant LFP-power increase in the gamma-band (40-60Hz) during the decision-making process...
November 2, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097243/intra-vermis-h4-receptor-agonist-impairs-performance-in-anxiety-and-fear-mediated-models
#14
C E M Fernandes, K R Serafim, A C L Gianlorenco, R Mattioli
The neural histaminergic system modulates cognitive performance in various animal models. However, little is known about the effects of the H4 histaminergic receptor in the central nervous system. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of histaminergic H4 agonist VUF-8430 microinjection into the cerebellar vermis on the consolidation of emotional memory in mice subjected to the elevated plus maze (EPM) and inhibitory avoidance task (IAT). All experiments were performed on two consecutive days: exposure (T1 and D1) and 24h after, which we called re-exposure (T2 and D2)...
October 31, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054696/effects-of-articaine-on-3-h-noradrenaline-release-from-cortical-and-spinal-cord-slices-prepared-from-normal-and-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats-and-compared-to-lidocaine
#15
D Végh, A Somogyi, D Bányai, M Lakatos, M Balogh, M Al-Khrasani, S Fürst, E S Vizi, P Hermann
Since a significant proportion of diabetic patients have clinical or subclinical neuropathy, there may be concerns about the use of local anaesthetics. The present study was designed to determine and compare the effects of articaine, a widely used anaesthetic in dental practice, and lidocaine on the resting and axonal stimulation-evoked release of [(3)H]noradrenaline ([(3)H]NA) in prefrontal cortex slices and the release of [(3)H]NA in spinal cord slices prepared from non-diabetic and streptozocin (STZ)-induced diabetic (glucose level=22...
October 18, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054697/a-novel-method-for-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-model-in-organotypic-spinal-cord-slices
#16
Jing-Jie Liu, Xiao-Yan Ding, Li Xiang, Feng Zhao, Sheng-Li Huang
This study aimed to establish a model to closely mimic spinal cord hypoxic-ischemic injury with high production and high reproducibility. Fourteen-day cultured organotypic spinal cord slices were divided into 4 groups: control (Ctrl), oxygen glucose deprived for 30min (OGD 30min), OGD 60min, and OGD 120min. The Ctrl slices were incubated with 1ml propidium iodide (PI) solution (5μg/ml) for 30min. The OGD groups were incubated with 1ml glucose-free DMEM/F12 medium and 5μl PI solution (1mg/ml) for 30min, 60min and 120min, respectively...
October 17, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037608/chemokine-ccl8-and-its-receptor-ccr5-in-the-spinal-cord-are-involved-in-visceral-pain-induced-by-experimental-colitis-in-mice
#17
Ying Lu, Bao-Chun Jiang, De-Li Cao, Lin-Xia Zhao, You-Li Zhang
Visceral hypersensitivity induced by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a clinical challenge since the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. Chemokines and their receptors have been suggested to modulate inflammatory pain and neuropathic pain. However, the exact chemokines involved in visceral pain remain to be determined. Here, we investigated the effects of spinal chemokine CCL8 and its major receptor CCR5 on the development of visceral hyperalgesia. We showed that intracolonic injection of 2,4,6-trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS) in mice produced significant colonic inflammation and visceral hypersensitivity to colorectal distension...
October 14, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032054/role-of-ethanolic-extract-of-bacopa-monnieri-against-1-methyl-4-phenyl-1-2-3-6-tetrahydropyridine-mptp-induced-mice-model-via-inhibition-of-apoptotic-pathways-of-dopaminergic-neurons
#18
Babita Singh, Shivani Pandey, Satyndra Kumar Yadav, Rajesh Verma, Surya Pratap Singh, Abbas Ali Mahdi
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease which causes rigidity, resting tremor and postural instability. The neuroprotective effects of an ethanolic extract of Bacopa monnieri (BM) were evaluated in a Parkinsonian mice model induced by the MPTP. The present study investigates the mechanisms of neuroprotection elicited by BM, an herb traditionally recognized by the Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda. An ethanolic extract of BM was co-treated with the MPTP induced mouse model of PD and was shown to significantly rescue the motor behaviour (Rotarod, Grip Strength and Foot Printing test)...
October 12, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031858/involvement-of-integrin-%C3%AE-1-fak-signaling-in-the-analgesic-effects-induced-by-glial-cell-line-derived-neurotrophic-factor-in-neuropathic-pain
#19
Hong-Jun Wang, Ge Song, Jian Liang, Yuan-Yuan Gao, Cun-Jin Wang
Treatment of neuropathic pain (NP) continues to be a clinical challenge and the underlying mechanisms of NP remain elusive. More evidence suggests that glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) has potent anti-nociceptive effects on NP, but the underlying mechanisms are still largely unknown. Recent data have shown that integrin β1 plays an important part in NP induction, and that the activity of integrin β1 signaling is associated with the phosphorylation of the conserved threonines in the cytoplasmic domain and recruitment of focal adhesion kinase (FAK) to the integrin β1 tail and phosphorylation...
October 12, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030320/atp-released-from-astrocytes-modulates-action-potential-threshold-and-spontaneous-excitatory-postsynaptic-currents-in-the-neonatal-rat-prefrontal-cortex
#20
Edward Beamer, Gergely Kovács, Beata Sperlágh
Maternal immune activation during pregnancy is a risk factor for neurodevelopmental disorders, such as schizophrenia; however, a full mechanistic understanding has yet to be established. The activity of a transient cell population, the subplate neurons, is critical for the development of cortical inhibition and functional thalamocortical connections. Sensitivity of these cells to factors released during inflammation, therefore, may offer a link between maternal immune activation and the aberrant cortical development underlying some neuropsychiatric disorders...
October 10, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
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