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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523532/progressive-pathological-changes-in-neurochemical-profile-of-the-hippocampus-and-early-changes-in-the-olfactory-bulbs-of-tau-transgenic-mice-rtg4510
#1
Jieun Kim, In-Young Choi, Karen E Duff, Phil Lee
Tauopathies such as Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal lobe degeneration (FTLD-tau) dementia, characterized by pathologic aggregation of the microtubule-associated tau protein and formation of neurofibrillary tangles, have been linked to neurodegeneration and cognitive decline. The early detection of cerebral abnormalities and the identification of biological contributors to the continuous pathologic processes of neurodegeneration in tauopathies critically hinge on sensitive and reliable measures of biomarkers in the living brain...
May 18, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523531/erratum-to-ultra-high-field-proton-mr-spectroscopy-in-early-stage-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
#2
Ian Cheong, Małgorzata Marjańska, Dinesh K Deelchand, Lynn E Eberly, David Walk, Gülin Öz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 18, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523530/bag-1l-protects-sh-sy5y-neuroblastoma-cells-against-hypoxia-re-oxygenation-through-up-regulating-hsp70-and-activating-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
#3
Yun Wang, Chao Jia, Qing-Shu Li, Chun-Yu Xie, Nan Zhang, Yan Qu
BCL-2-associated athanogene-1(BAG-1) is a multifunctional and anti-apoptotic protein that was first identified as a binding partner of BCL-2. But the effects and mechanisms for BAG-1 against hypoxic damage is unclear up to now. Whether BAG-1 could protect the human brain against hypoxic damage through up-regulating 70 kDa heat shock proteins (HSP70) and PI3K/AKT pathway activation? In present study, we examined the changes of HSP70 and AKT and p-AKT protein level in SH-SY5Y cells with BAG-1L gene over-expression subjected to hypoxia/re-oxygenation injury...
May 18, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523529/s-nitrosylation-regulates-cell-survival-and-death-in-the-central-nervous-system
#4
Yoshiki Koriyama, Ayako Furukawa
Nitric oxide (NO), which is produced from nitric oxide synthase, is an important cell signaling molecule that is crucial for many physiological functions such as neuronal death, neuronal survival, synaptic plasticity, and vascular homeostasis. This diffusible gaseous compound functions as an effector or second messenger in many intercellular communications and/or cell signaling pathways. Protein S-nitrosylation is a posttranslational modification that involves the covalent attachment of an NO group to the thiol side chain of select cysteine residues on target proteins...
May 18, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512713/matairesinol-suppresses-neuroinflammation-and-migration-associated-with-src-and-erk1-2-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-in-activating-bv2-microglia
#5
Peng Xu, Meng-Wei Huang, Chen-Xi Xiao, Fen Long, Ying Wang, Si-Yu Liu, Wan-Wan Jia, Wei-Jun Wu, Di Yang, Jin-Feng Hu, Xin-Hua Liu, Yi-Zhun Zhu
Chronic neuroinflammation is a pathological feature of neurodegenerative diseases. Inhibition of microglia-mediated neuroinflammation might be a potential strategy for neurodegeneration. Matairesinol, a dibenzylbutyrolactone plant lignan, presents in a wide variety of foodstuffs. It has been found to possess anti-angiogenic, anti-oxidative, anti-cancer and anti-fungal activities. In the present study, we investigated the anti-neuroinflammation effects of matairesinol on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced BV2 microglia cells and the related molecular mechanisms...
May 17, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512712/post-translational-tubulin-modifications-in-human-astrocyte-cultures
#6
V Bleu Knight, Elba E Serrano
The cytoskeletal protein tubulin plays an integral role in the functional specialization of many cell types. In the central nervous system, post-translational modifications and the expression of specific tubulin isotypes in neurons have been analyzed in greater detail than in their astrocytic counterparts. In this study, we characterized post-translational specifications of tubulin in human astrocytes using the normal human astrocyte (NHA; Lonza) commercial cell line of fetal origin. Immunocytochemical techniques were implemented in conjunction with confocal microscopy to image class III β-tubulin (βIII-tubulin), acetylated tubulin, and polyglutamylated tubulin using fluorescent antibody probes...
May 17, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508995/l-carnitine-and-acetyl-l-carnitine-roles-and-neuroprotection-in-developing-brain
#7
Gustavo C Ferreira, Mary C McKenna
L-Carnitine functions to transport long chain fatty acyl-CoAs into the mitochondria for degradation by β-oxidation. Treatment with L-carnitine can ameliorate metabolic imbalances in many inborn errors of metabolism. In recent years there has been considerable interest in the therapeutic potential of L-carnitine and its acetylated derivative acetyl-L-carnitine (ALCAR) for neuroprotection in a number of disorders including hypoxia-ischemia, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer's disease and in conditions leading to central or peripheral nervous system injury...
May 16, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508994/disease-modifying-effects-of-neural-regeneration-peptide-2945-in-the-gaers-model-of-absence-epilepsy
#8
Gabi Dezsi, Frank Sieg, Mark Thomas, Terence J O'Brien, Marieke van der Hart, Nigel C Jones
Epilepsy is a common neurological condition characterised by spontaneous recurrent seizures. Current anti-epileptic drugs are only effective and tolerated in ~70% of patients, leaving a substantial proportion of patients untreated. As such, there is a pressing need to develop new therapies. We assessed the anti-seizure activity of Neural Regeneration Peptide 2945 (NRP 2945) in the GAERS model of absence epilepsy. Drug effects on seizures were assessed using two study designs. Male adult GAERS were implanted with EEG electrodes to measure seizure frequency...
May 16, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508993/14-15-eet-suppresses-neuronal-apoptosis-in-ischemia-reperfusion-through-the-mitochondrial-pathway
#9
Hui-Xia Geng, Rui-Ping Li, Ying-Ge Li, Xiao-Qing Wang, Li Zhang, Jin-Bo Deng, Lai Wang, Jie-Xin Deng
Neuronal apoptosis mediated by the mitochondrial apoptosis pathway is an important pathological process in cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury. 14,15-EET, an intermediate metabolite of arachidonic acid, can promote cell survival during ischemia/reperfusion. However, whether the mitochondrial apoptotic pathway is involved this survival mechanism is not fully understood. In this study, we observed that infarct size in ischemia-reperfusion injury was reduced in sEH gene knockout mice. In addition, Caspase 3 activation, cytochrome C release and AIF nuclear translocation were also inhibited...
May 16, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508174/preclinical-comparison-of-mechanistically-different-antiseizure-antinociceptive-and-or-antidepressant-drugs-in-a-battery-of-rodent-models-of-nociceptive-and-neuropathic-pain
#10
Misty D Smith, Jose H Woodhead, Laura J Handy, Timothy H Pruess, Fabiola Vanegas, Erin Grussendorf, Joel Grussendorf, Karen White, Karolina K Bulaj, Reisa K Krumin, Megan Hunt, Karen S Wilcox
The series of experiments herein evaluated prototype drugs representing different mechanisms of antiseizure, antinociceptive or antidepressant action in a battery of preclinical pain models in adult male CF#1 mice (formalin, writhing, and tail flick) and Sprague Dawley rats partial sciatic nerve ligation (PSNL). In the formalin assay, phenytoin (PHT, 6 mg/kg), sodium valproate (VPA, 300 mg/kg), amitriptyline (AMI, 7.5 and 15 mg/kg), gabapentin (GBP, 30 and 70 mg/kg), tiagabine (TGB, 5 and 15 mg/kg), and acetominophen (APAP, 250 and 500 mg/kg) reduced both phases of the formalin response to ≤ 25% of vehicle-treated mice...
May 15, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508173/neuroprotective-effects-of-lycium-barbarum-polysaccharide-on-focal-cerebral-ischemic-injury-in-mice
#11
Peng Zhao, Ru Zhou, Xiao-Yun Zhu, Gang Liu, Yu-Ping Zhao, Peng-Sheng Ma, Wei Wu, Yang Niu, Tao Sun, Yu-Xiang Li, Jian-Qiang Yu, Zhong-Ming Qian
Increasing evidence demonstrates inflammation contributes to neuronal death following cerebral ischemia. Lycium barbarum polysaccharide (LBP) has been reported to prevent scopolamine-induced cognitive and memory deficits. We recently indicated that LBP exerts neuroprotective effect against focal cerebral ischemic injury in mice via attenuating the mitochondrial apoptosis pathway. The aim of this study was to investigate the neuroprotective effects of LBP against the behavioral dysfunction induced by focal cerebral ischemia injury in mice...
May 15, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508172/targeting-enolase-in-reducing-secondary-damage-in-acute-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats
#12
Azizul Haque, Mollie Capone, Denise Matzelle, April Cox, Naren L Banik
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a complex debilitating condition leading to permanent life-long neurological deficits. The complexity of SCI suggests that a concerted multi-targeted therapeutic approach is warranted to optimally improve function. Damage to spinal cord is complicated by an increased detrimental response from secondary injury factors mediated by activated glial cells and infiltrating macrophages. While elevation of enolase especially neuron specific enolase (NSE) in glial and neuronal cells is believed to trigger inflammatory cascades in acute SCI, alteration of NSE and its subsequent effects in acute SCI remains unknown...
May 15, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497346/enhanced-autophagy-contributes-to-protective-effects-of-gm1-ganglioside-against-a%C3%AE-1-42-induced-neurotoxicity-and-cognitive-deficits
#13
Ruwei Dai, Shijie Zhang, Wenjun Duan, Renrong Wei, Huifang Chen, Weibin Cai, Lei Yang, Qi Wang
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. The aggregation of Aβ peptides, Aβ1-42 in particular, is thought to be a fundamental pathogenic mechanism leading to the neuronal damage in AD. Recently, monosialoganglioside GM1 is reported to possess pivotal neuroprotection in neurodegenerative diseases. Previous studies have focused on the conformational dynamics and the biochemical interaction of the amyloid-peptide with the GM1 ganglioside, as well as the protective effect of GM1 on cognition...
May 12, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497345/retinol-vitamin-a-increases-%C3%AE-synuclein-%C3%AE-amyloid-peptide-tau-phosphorylation-and-rage-content-in-human-sh-sy5y-neuronal-cell-line
#14
Alice Kunzler, Eduardo Antônio Kolling, Jeferson Delgado da Silva-Jr, Juciano Gasparotto, Matheus Augusto de Bittencourt Pasquali, José Cláudio Fonseca Moreira, Daniel Pens Gelain
Retinoids (vitamin A and derivatives) are recognized as essential factors for central nervous system (CNS) development. Retinol (vitamin A) also was postulated to be a major antioxidant component of diet as it modulates reactive species (RS) production and oxidative stress in biological systems. Oxidative stress plays a major role either in pathogenesis or development of neurodegenerative diseases, or even in both. Here we investigate the role of retinol supplementation to human neuron-derived SH-SY5Y cells over RS production and biochemical markers associated to neurodegenerative diseases expressed at neuronal level in Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease: α-synuclein, β-amyloid peptide, tau phosphorylation and RAGE...
May 11, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497344/genipin-inhibits-lps-induced-inflammatory-response-in-bv2-microglial-cells
#15
Jianjiao Wang, Liang Chen, Zuobin Liang, Yang Li, Fei Yuan, Jie Liu, Yu Tian, Zhen Hao, Fucheng Zhou, Xuanxi Liu, Yu Cao, Yongri Zheng, Qingsong Li
Genipin, an aglycon of geniposide, has been reported to have anti-inflammatory effect. However, the anti-inflammatory activity of genipin on LPS-stimulated BV2 microglial cells has not been reported. In this study, we investigated the molecular mechanisms responsible for the anti-inflammatory activity of genipin both in vivo and in vitro. The levels of TNF-α, IL-1β, NO and PGE2 were detected by ELISA. The expression of Nrf2, HO-1, and NF-κB were detected by western blot analysis. In vivo, genipin significantly attenuated LPS-induced memory deficit in the Morris water maze and passive avoidance tasks...
May 11, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497343/bdnf-contributes-to-spinal-long-term-potentiation-and-mechanical-hypersensitivity-via-fyn-mediated-phosphorylation-of-nmda-receptor-glun2b-subunit-at-tyrosine-1472-in-rats-following-spinal-nerve-ligation
#16
Song Li, Jie Cai, Zhi-Bo Feng, Zi-Run Jin, Bo-Heng Liu, Hong-Yan Zhao, Hong-Bo Jing, Tian-Jiao Wei, Guan-Nan Yang, Ling-Yu Liu, Yan-Jun Cui, Guo-Gang Xing
Previously we have demonstrated that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) contributes to spinal long-term potentiation (LTP) and pain hypersensitivity through activation of GluN2B-containing N-methyl-D-aspartate (GluN2B-NMDA) receptors in rats following spinal nerve ligation (SNL). However, the molecular mechanisms by which BDNF impacts upon GluN2B-NMDA receptors and spinal LTP still remain unclear. In this study, we first documented that Fyn kinase-mediated phosphorylation of GluN2B subunit at tyrosine 1472 (pGluN2B(Y1472)) was involved in BDNF-induced spinal LTP and pain hypersensitivity in intact rats...
May 11, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497342/exploration-of-the-acetylcholinesterase-inhibitory-activity-of-some-alkaloids-from-amaryllidaceae-family-by-molecular-docking-in-silico
#17
Willian O Castillo-Ordóñez, Elvira R Tamarozzi, Gabriel M da Silva, Andrés F Aristizabal-Pachón, Elza T Sakamoto-Hojo, Catarina S Takahashi, Silvana Giuliatti
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive condition, where dementia symptoms gradually worsen. Biochemically the disease is characterized by the presence of neuritic plaques, neurofibrillary tangles, in addition to cholinergic dysfunction in the central nervous system. The role of the cholinergic neurotransmission in AD is the basis of the widely accepted cholinergic hypothesis. Some of the most relevant therapies for the treatment of the disease are based on the acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitor activity; however, these therapies are not effective to stop the disease progression, but only can temporarily slow down the worsening of dementia symptoms, and improve quality of life of patients and their caregivers...
May 11, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497341/chronic-tnf%C3%AE-exposure-induces-robust-proliferation-of-olfactory-ensheathing-cells-but-not-schwann-cells
#18
Karen L Lankford, Edgardo J Arroyo, Jeffery D Kocsis
TNFα is persistently elevated in many injury and disease conditions. Previous reports of cytotoxicity of TNFα for oligodendrocytes and their progenitors suggest that the poor endogenous remyelination in patients with traumatic injury or multiple sclerosis may be due in part to persistent inflammation. Understanding the effects of inflammatory cytokines on potential cell therapy candidates is therefore important for evaluating the feasibility of their use. In this study, we assessed the effects of long term exposure to TNFα on viability, proliferation, migration and TNFα receptor expression of cultured rat olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) and Schwann cells (SCs)...
May 11, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497340/glycogen-shunt-activity-and-glycolytic-supercompensation-in-astrocytes-may-be-distinctly-mediated-via-the-muscle-form-of-glycogen-phosphorylase
#19
Emil Jakobsen, Lasse K Bak, Anne B Walls, Ann-Kathrin Reuschlein, Arne Schousboe, Helle S Waagepetersen
Glycogen is the main storage form of glucose in the brain. In contrast with previous beliefs, brain glycogen has recently been shown to play important roles in several brain functions. A fraction of metabolized glucose molecules are being shunted through glycogen before reentering the glycolytic pathway, a phenomenon known as the glycogen shunt. The significance of glycogen in astrocyte energetics is underlined by high activity of the glycogen shunt and the finding that inhibition of glycogen degradation, under some conditions leads to a disproportional increase in glycolytic activity, so-called glycolytic supercompensation...
May 11, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488233/p2x7-participates-in-intracerebral-hemorrhage-induced-secondary-brain-injury-in-rats-via-mapks-signaling-pathways
#20
Zunjia Wen, Binbin Mei, Haiying Li, Yang Dou, Xiaodi Tian, Meifen Shen, Gang Chen
This study aimed to study the role of P2X7 in intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH)-induced secondary brain injury (SBI) and the underlying mechanisms. An autologous blood injection was used to induce ICH model in Sprague-Dawley rats, and cultured primary rat cortical neurons were exposed to oxyhemoglobin to mimic ICH in vitro. siRNA interference and over-expression of P2X7, agonists and antagonists of P2X7, p38 MAPK and ERK were exploited. The protein levels were assessed using Western blotting and immunofluorescence staining...
May 9, 2017: Neurochemical Research
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