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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529052/prenatal-melamine-exposure-induces-impairments-of-spatial-cognition-and-hippocampal-synaptic-plasticity-in-female-adolescent-rats
#1
Lei An, Wei Sun
Developmental exposure to melamine induces long-term effects on brain and behavior in male rodents. To examine whether this prenatal event damages cognitive function in female offspring, we evaluated the behavioral effects and further attempted to investigate synaptic function. Prenatal melamine exposure (PME) was given by oral treatment to pregnant females through the whole gestational days with 400mg/day/kg bodyweight. On postnatal day (PD) 36, female offspring were assessed for spatial cognition in the Morris Water Maze (MWM) test...
May 18, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527659/curcumin-administration-suppress-acetylcholinesterase-gene-expression-in-cadmium-treated-rats
#2
Ayodele Jacob Akinyemi, Ganiyu Oboh, Adewale Oluwaseun Fadaka, Babawale Peter Olatunji, Seun Akomolafe
Curcumin, the main polyphenolic component of turmeric (Curcuma longa) rhizomes have been reported to exert anticholinesterase potential with limited information on how they regulate acetylcholinesterase (AChE) gene expression. Hence, this study sought to evaluate the effect of curcumin on cerebral cortex acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity and their mRNA gene expression level in cadmium (Cd)-treated rats. Furthermore, in vitro effect of different concentrations of curcumin (1-5μg/mL) on rat cerebral cortex AChE activity was assessed...
May 17, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511934/repeated-manganese-administration-produced-abnormal-expression-of-circadian-clock-genes-in-the-hypothalamus-and-liver-of-rats
#3
Huan Li, Ximin Fan, Ying Luo, Sheng Song, Jie Liu, Qiyuan Fan
Manganese (Mn) neurotoxicity displays non-motor dysfunction and motor impairment like Parkinson's disease (PD), and is called as Manganism. Circadian disruption is a non-motor symptom found in PD and Manganism. Clock genes are essential to drive and maintain circadian rhythm, but little is known about Mn exposure on circadian clock genes expression. Both the brain and liver are targets of Mn, we hypothesize that repeated Mn administration could affect clock gene expression in the hypothalamus and livers. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were intraperitoneally injected Mn(2+) 1mg and 5mg/kg as MnCl2·4H2O, every other day for 30 days...
May 13, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506824/hypoxia-and-nicotine-effects-on-pituitary-adenylate-cyclase-activating-polypeptide-pacap-and-its-receptor-1-pac1-in-the-developing-piglet-brainstem
#4
J Huang, K A Waters, R Machaalani
Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) and its cognate receptor 1 (PAC1), have been implicated in the pathophysiology of the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Two main risk factors for SIDS are prone sleeping and cigarette smoke exposure. Using piglet models of these risk factors, intermittent hypercapnic hypoxia (IHH-mimicking rebreathing in prone position) and nicotine (main reinforcing element of cigarettes), this study aimed to determine their effects on PACAP and PAC1 protein expression in the medulla...
May 12, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506823/hyperammonemia-compromises-glutamate-metabolism-and-reduces-bdnf-in-the-rat-hippocampus
#5
Fabiana Galland, Elisa Negri, Carollina Da Ré, Fernanda Fróes, Liliane Strapazzon, Maria Cristina Guerra, Lucas Silva Tortorelli, Carlos-Alberto Gonçalves, Marina Concli Leite
Ammonia is putatively the major toxin associated with hepatic encephalopathy (HE), a neuropsychiatric manifestation that results in cognitive impairment, poor concentration and psychomotor alterations. The hippocampus, a brain region involved in cognitive impairment and depressive behavior, has been studied less than neocortical regions. Herein, we investigated hippocampal astrocyte parameters in a hyperammonemic model without hepatic lesion and in acute hippocampal slices exposed to ammonia. We also measured hippocampal BDNF, a neurotrophin commonly related to synaptic plasticity and cognitive deficit, and peripheral S100B protein, used as a marker for brain damage...
May 12, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501655/changes-of-auditory-event-related-potentials-in-ovariectomized-rats-injected-with-d-galactose-protective-role-of-rosmarinic-acid
#6
Deniz Kantar Gok, Enis Hidisoglu, Hakan Er, Alev Duygu Acun, Yusuf Olgar, Piraye Yargıcoglu
Rosmarinic acid (RA), which has multiple bioactive properties, might be a useful agent for protecting central nervous system against age related alterations. In this context, the purpose of the present study was to investigate possible protective effects of RA on mismatch negativity (MMN) component of auditory event-related potentials (AERPs) as an indicator of auditory discrimination and echoic memory in the ovariectomized (OVX) rats injected with D-galactose combined with neurochemical and histological analyses...
May 10, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495520/brain-uptake-of-deltamethrin-in-rats-as-a-function-of-plasma-protein-binding-and-blood-brain-barrier-maturation
#7
Manoj Amaraneni, Jing Pang, Tanzir B Mortuza, Srinivasa Muralidhara, Brian S Cummings, Catherine A White, Charles V Vorhees, Jason Zastre, James V Bruckner
Pyrethroids, including permethrin and deltamethrin (DLM), are very widely used of insecticides. It was hypothesized that lower plasma binding and increased blood-brain barrier (BBB) penetration of DLM in immature rats contribute to the higher brain concentrations of DLM and more pronounced neurotoxicity reported in this age group. The left brain of anesthetized adult rats was perfused for 2min via a carotid artery with 1μM (14)C-DLM in: 2-5% human serum albumin (HSA); plasma from adult and 15- and 21-d-old rats; and plasma from human donors of: birth-1 week, 1-4 weeks, 4 weeks-1 year, 1-3 years and adults...
May 8, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495519/the-involvement-of-autophagy-and-cytoskeletal-regulation-in-tdcipp-induced-sh-sy5y-cell-differentiation
#8
Ruiwen Li, Peijiang Zhou, Yongyong Guo, Bingsheng Zhou
Exposure and toxicity to organophosphate-based flame retardants are an increasing health concern. Neurons appear to be particularly vulnerable to the effects of these chemicals. For example, in vitro studies have shown that tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCIPP) induces apoptosis and autophagy in neural cells. In the present study, we investigated the cell biological mechanisms of TDCIPP-induced neurotoxicity using undifferentiated human SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells as a model. Interestingly, TDCIPP treatment promoted differentiation in SH-SY5Y cells, which displayed various alterations including neurite elongation, an expansion of the numbers of neurite-bearing cells, and an increase in expression of cytoskeletal components normally enriched in neurons...
May 8, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487252/capecitabine-induced-acute-toxic-leukoencephalopathy
#9
M Obadia, D Leclercq, Johanna Wasserman, D Galanaud, D Dormont, M Sahli-Amor, Dimitri Psimaras, N Pyatigorskaya, B Law-Ye
A 45-year-old woman was treated by Capecitabine (Xeloda(®)) during 6days for breast cancer with metastatic bone lesions when she presented with nausea, headaches, muscle cramps, dysarthria and swallowing disorders. A stroke was first suspected. Brain CT was normal. MRI showed bilateral and symmetric high signal intensities of deep white matter, corpus callosum and corticospinal tracts on diffusion-weighted imaging and T2 fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) sequence, similar to 5-FU acute leukoencephalopathy...
May 6, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487251/prenatal-exposure-to-lambda-cyhalothrin-impairs-memory-in-developing-rats-role-of-nmda-receptor-induced-post-synaptic-signalling-in-hippocampus
#10
Yogesh K Dhuriya, Pranay Srivastava, Rajendra K Shukla, Richa Gupta, Dhirendra Singh, Devendra Parmar, Aditya B Pant, Vinay K Khanna
Effect of prenatal exposure to lambda-cyhalothrin (LCT) has been assessed on the integrity of NMDA receptors and associated post-synaptic signalling in hippocampus of developing rats. Decrease in the binding of 3H-MK 801, known to label NMDA receptors was observed in hippocampus of rats prenatally exposed to LCT (1 and 3mg/kg body weight) on PD22, compared to controls. Consistent with this, decrease in the mRNA and protein expression of NR1 and NR2B subunits of NMDA receptors was evident in rats prenatally exposed to LCT (1 and 3mg/kg body weight) on PD22...
May 6, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467894/potential-mechanisms-of-development-dependent-adverse-effects-of-the-herbicide-paraquat-in-3d-rat-brain-cell-cultures
#11
J Sandström, A Broyer, D Zoia, C Schilt, C Greggio, M Fournier, K Q Do, F Monnet-Tschudi
Exposure to environmental toxicants during vulnerable windows of brain development is suspected to raise the prevalence for neurological dysfunctions at later stages in life. Differentiation processes and changes in morphology, as well as a lack of physiological barriers, might be reasons that render a developing brain more susceptible to neurotoxicants than an adult. However, also the intrinsic capacity of cells to combat toxicant induced cellular stress might differ between the immature- and mature brain...
April 30, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465162/effect-of-caffeine-caffeic-acid-and-their-various-combinations-on-enzymes-of-cholinergic-monoaminergic-and-purinergic-systems-critical-to-neurodegeneration-in-rat-brain-in-vitro
#12
S F Akomolafe, A J Akinyemi, O B Ogunsuyi, S I Oyeleye, G Oboh, O O Adeoyo, Y R Allismith
Caffeine and caffeic acid are two bioactive compounds that are present in plant foods and are major constituent of coffee, cocoa, tea, cola drinks and chocolate. Although not structurally related, caffeine and caffeic acid has been reported to elicit neuroprotective properties. However, their different proportional distribution in food sources and possible effect of such interactions are not often taken into consideration. Therefore, in this study, we investigated the effect of caffeine, caffeic acid and their various combinations on activities of some enzymes [acetylcholinesterase (AChE), monoamine oxidase (MAO) ecto-nucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase (E-NTPase), ecto-5(1)-nucleotidase (E-NTDase) and Na(+)/K(+) ATPase relevant to neurodegeneration in vitro in rat brain...
April 29, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450057/environmental-neurotoxicant-manganese-regulates-exosome-mediated-extracellular-mirnas-in-cell-culture-model-of-parkinson-s-disease-relevance-to-%C3%AE-synuclein-misfolding-in-metal-neurotoxicity
#13
Dilshan S Harischandra, Shivani Ghaisas, Dharmin Rokad, Mostafa Zamanian, Huajun Jin, Vellareddy Anantharam, Michael Kimber, Arthi Kanthasamy, Anumantha Kanthasamy
Many chronic neurodegenerative disorders share a common pathogenic mechanism involving the aggregation and deposition of misfolded proteins. Recently, it was shown that these aggregated proteins could be transferred from one cell to another via extracellular nanovesicles called exosomes. Initially thought to be a means of cellular waste removal, exosomes have since been discovered to actively participate in cell-to-cell communication. Importantly, various inflammatory and signaling molecules, as well as small RNAs are selectively packaged in these vesicles...
April 24, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438537/special-issue-of-neurotoxicology-dedicated-to-the-late-toshio-narahashi-a-commentary-from-the-founding-editor-editor-in-chief-of-neurotoxicology
#14
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416395/the-early-history-of-manganese-and-the-recognition-of-its-neurotoxicity-1837-1936
#15
Paul D Blanc
The history of the biomedical recognition manganese-caused neurotoxicity mirrors changing technologies as much as it does the ontology of parkinsonism. The initial 1837 report of manganese-induced neurologic injury was made by John Couper, a university-based physician in Scotland. He made clear that the outbreak occurred among workers at the Charles Tennant bleach manufactory in the environs of Glasgow. The relatively new technology of chlorine generation using manganese accounted for the novel exposure involved...
April 14, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410962/determinaical-disease-synthesis-of-systematic-reviews
#16
Daniel Krewski, Caroline Barakat-Haddad, Jennifer Donnan, Rosemary Martino, Tamara Pringsheim, Helen Tremlett, Pascal van Lieshout, Stephanie J Walsh, Nicholas J Birkett, James Gomes, Julian Little, Sonya Bowen, Hamilton Candundo, Ting-Kuang Chao, Kayla Collins, James A G Crispo, Tom Duggan, Reem El Sherif, Nawal Farhat, Yannick Fortin, Janet Gaskin, Pallavi Gupta, Mona Hersi, Jing Hu, Brittany Irvine, Shayesteh Jahanfar, Don MacDonald, Kyla McKay, Andrea Morrissey, Pauline Quach, Ruksana Rashid, Sabina Shin, Lindsey Sikora, Stacey Tkachuk, Mohamed K Taher, Ming-Dong Wang, Shalu Darshan, Neil R Cashman
Systematic reviews were conducted to identify risk factors associated with the onset and progression of 14 neurological conditions, prioritized as a component of the National Population Health Study of Neurological Conditions. These systematic reviews provided a basis for evaluating the weight of evidence of evidence for risk factors for the onset and progression of the 14 individual neurological conditions considered. A number of risk factors associated with an increased risk of onset for more than one condition, including exposure to pesticides (associated with an increased risk of AD, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, brain tumours, and PD; smoking (AD, MS); and infection (MS, Tourette syndrome)...
April 11, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408342/chronic-ethanol-intake-induces-partial-microglial-activation-that-is-not-reversed-by-long-term-ethanol-withdrawal-in-the-rat-hippocampal-formation
#17
Catarina Cruz, Manuela Meireles, Susana M Silva
Neuroinflammation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of several disorders. Activation of microglia leads to the release of pro-inflammatory mediators and microglial-mediated neuroinflammation has been proposed as one of the alcohol-induced neuropathological mechanisms. The present study aimed to examine the effect of chronic ethanol exposure and long-term withdrawal on microglial activation and neuroinflammation in the hippocampal formation. Male rats were submitted to 6 months of ethanol treatment followed by a 2-month withdrawal period...
April 10, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385490/manganese-exposure-facilitates-microglial-jak2-stat3-signaling-and-consequent-secretion-of-tnf-a-and-il-1%C3%AE-to-promote-neuronal-death
#18
Lifeng Yin, Qijun Dai, Peipei Jiang, Lin Zhu, Haifeng Dai, Zhigang Yao, Hua Liu, Xiaoping Ma, Lianxia Qu, Junkang Jiang
Chronic manganese (Mn) exposure can lead to neuroinflammation and neurological deficit, which resemble idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD). However, the precise mechanisms underlying Mn exposure-induced neurotoxicity remain incompletely understood. Microglia can become hyperactivated and plays a vital role in neuroinflammation and consequent neurodegeneration in response to pro-inflammatory stimuli. In the present study, we found that HAPI microglial cells exhibited increased secretion of pro-inflammatory TNF-α and IL-1β following Mn exposure in dose- and time-dependent manners...
April 3, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377118/single-low-doses-of-mptp-decrease-tyrosine-hydroxylase-expression-in-the-absence-of-overt-neuron-loss
#19
Gelareh Alam, Melissa Edler, Shelbie Burchfield, Jason R Richardson
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common age-related neurodegenerative disease. 1-Methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) is a prototypical neurotoxicant used in mice to mimic primary features of PD pathology including striatal dopamine depletion and dopamine neuron loss in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc). In the literature, there are several experimental paradigms involving multiple doses of MPTP that are used to elicit dopamine neuron loss. However, a recent study reported that a single low dose caused significant loss of dopamine neurons...
April 1, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363508/risk-factors-associated-with-the-onset-and-progression-of-alzheimer-s-disease-a-systematic-review-of-the-evidence
#20
Mona Hersi, Brittany Irvine, Pallavi Gupta, James Gomes, Nicholas Birkett, Daniel Krewski
A systematic review was conducted to identify risk factors associated with the onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Moderate and high quality systematic reviews were eligible for inclusion. Primary studies reporting on non-genetic risk factors associated with neuropathologically or clinically confirmed AD were considered. Eighty one systematic reviews reporting on AD onset and 12 reporting on progression satisfied the eligibility criteria. Four hundred and thirty-two relevant primary studies reporting on onset were identified; however, only those published between 2010 and 2012 (n=65) were included in the qualitative synthesis...
March 28, 2017: Neurotoxicology
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