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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723348/central-serotonin-attenuates-lps-induced-systemic-inflammation
#1
Clarissa M D Mota, Caroline Rodrigues-Santos, Rodrigo A R Fernández, Ruither O G Carolino, José Antunes-Rodrigues, Janete A Anselmo-Franci, Luiz G S Branco
Serotonin (5-HT) is a neuromodulator involved in several central-mediated mechanisms, such as endocrine processes, behavior, and sleep. Dysfunction of the serotonergic system is mainly linked to psychiatric disorders, but emerging evidence suggests that immune system activation may also alter brain 5-HT signaling. However, whether central 5-HT modulates systemic inflammation (SI) remains unknown. For this purpose, male Wistar rats (280-350 g, 8-9 weeks) were submitted to the experimental protocols beginning between 9 and 10 AM with the performance of injections...
July 16, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709913/upregulation-of-neuronal-kynurenine-3-monooxygenase-mediates-depression-like-behavior-in-a-mouse-model-of-neuropathic-pain
#2
Geoffroy Laumet, Wenjun Zhou, Robert Dantzer, Jules D Edralin, XiaoJiao Huo, David P Budac, Jason C O'Connor, Anna W Lee, Cobi J Heijnen, Annemieke Kavelaars
Pain and depression often co-occur, but the underlying mechanisms have not been elucidated. Here, we used the spared nerve injury (SNI) model in mice to induce both neuropathic pain and depression-like behavior. We investigated whether brain IL-1 signaling and activity of kynurenine 3-monoxygenase (KMO), a key enzyme for metabolism of kynurenine into the neurotoxic NMDA receptor agonist quinolinic acid, are necessary for comorbid neuropathic pain and depression-like behavior. SNI mice showed increased expression levels of Il1b and Kmo mRNA in the contralateral side of the brain...
July 11, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698117/letter-to-the-editor-childhood-maltreatment-severity-is-associated-with-elevated-c-reactive-protein-and-body-mass-index-in-adult-with-schizophrenia-and-bipolar-diagnoses
#3
LETTER
Jianbo Liu, Yuqiong He, Xuerong Luo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 8, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698116/effects-of-early-life-adversity-on-immune-function-are-mediated-by-prenatal-environment-role-of-prenatal-alcohol-exposure
#4
Charlis Raineki, Tamara S Bodnar, Parker J Holman, Samantha L Baglot, Ni Lan, Joanne Weinberg
The contribution of the early postnatal environment to the pervasive effects of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) is poorly understood. Moreover, PAE often carries increased risk of exposure to adversity/stress during early life. Dysregulation of immune function may play a role in how pre- and/or postnatal adversity/stress alters brain development. Here, we combine two animal models to examine whether PAE differentially increases vulnerability to immune dysregulation in response to early-life adversity. PAE and control litters were exposed to either limited bedding (postnatal day [PN] 8-12) to model early-life adversity or normal bedding, and maternal behavior and pup vocalizations were recorded...
July 8, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698115/interleukin-17-selectively-predicts-better-outcomes-with-bupropion-ssri-combination-novel-t-cell-biomarker-for-antidepressant-medication-selection
#5
Manish K Jha, Abu Minhajuddin, Bharathi Gadad, Tracy L Greer, Taryn L Mayes, Madhukar H Trivedi
BACKGROUND: Interleukin 17 (IL-17) is produced by highly inflammatory Th17 cells and has been implicated in pathophysiology of depression. IL-17 putatively disrupts the blood brain barrier and affects dopamine synthesis whereas dopamine has been shown to decrease Th17 cell-mediated immune response. Nevertheless, whether IL-17 can predict differential treatment outcome with antidepressants modulating dopaminergic transmission is unknown. METHODS: IL-17 and other T cell and non-T cell markers (Th1, Th2 and non-T cell markers) were measured with the Bioplex Pro™ human cytokine 27-plex kit in the Combining Medications to Enhance Depression Outcomes (CO-MED) trial participants who provided baseline plasma and were treated with either bupropion plus escitalopram (bupropion-SSRI), escitalopram plus placebo (SSRI monotherapy), or venlafaxine plus mirtazapine (n=166)...
July 8, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698114/response-to-xuerong-luo-et-al-letter-to-the-editor
#6
LETTER
Monica Aas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 8, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694011/the-relationship-between-salivary-c-reactive-protein-and-cognitive-function-in-children-aged-11-14years-does-psychopathology-have-a-moderating-effect
#7
Alexis E Cullen, Ben M Tappin, Patricia A Zunszain, Hannah Dickson, Ruth E Roberts, Naghmeh Nikkheslat, Mizan Khondoker, Carmine M Pariante, Helen L Fisher, Kristin R Laurens
Elevated C-reactive protein (CRP), a non-specific biomarker of systemic bodily inflammation, has been associated with more pronounced cognitive impairments in adults with psychiatric disorders, particularly in the domains of memory and executive function. Whether this association is present in early life (i.e., the time at which the cognitive impairments that characterise these disorders become evident), and is specific to those with emerging psychiatric disorders, has yet to be investigated. To this end, we examined the association between salivary CRP and cognitive function in children aged 11-14years and explored the moderating effect of psychopathology...
July 8, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690034/interplay-of-inflammatory-gene-expression-in-pericytes-following-japanese-encephalitis-virus-infection
#8
Cheng-Yi Chang, Jian-Ri Li, Yen-Chuan Ou, Shih-Yi Lin, Ya-Yu Wang, Wen-Ying Chen, Yu-Hui Hu, Ching-Yi Lai, Chen-Jung Chang, Chun-Jung Chen
Neuroinflammation is a pathological hallmark and has been implicated in the pathogenesis of Japanese encephalitis. Although brain pericytes show regulatory effects on neuroinflammation, their involvement in Japanese encephalitis-associated neuroinflammation is not understood. Here, we demonstrated that brain microvascular pericytes could be an alternative cellular source for the induction and/or amplification of neuroinflammation caused by Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) infection. Infection of cultured pericytes with JEV caused profound production of IL-6, RANTES, and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2)...
July 6, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690033/schisantherin-a-attenuates-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-neuronal-injury-in-rats-via-regulation-of-tlr4-and-c5ar1-signaling-pathways
#9
Yun Wei Shi, Xiao Chuan Zhang, Chen Chen, Miao Tang, Zhi Wei Wang, Xin Miao Liang, Fei Ding, Cai Ping Wang
Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) and C5aR1 (CD88) have been recognized as potential therapeutic targets for the reduction of inflammation and secondary damage and improvement of outcome after ischemia and reperfusion (I/R). The inflammatory responses which induce cell apoptosis and necrosis after I/R brain injury lead to a limited process of neural repair. To further comprehend how these targets function in I/R state, we investigated the pathological changes and TLR4 and C5aR1 signaling pathways in vitro and in vivo models of I/R brain injury in this study...
July 6, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676351/bidirectional-brain-gut-interactions-and-chronic-pathological-changes-after-traumatic-brain-injury-in-mice
#10
Elise L Ma, Allen D Smith, Neemesh Desai, Lumei Cheung, Marie Hanscom, Bogdan A Stoica, David J Loane, Terez Shea-Donohue, Alan I Faden
OBJECTIVES: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has complex effects on the gastrointestinal tract that are associated with TBI-related morbidity and mortality. We examined changes in mucosal barrier properties and enteric glial cell response in the gut after experimental TBI in mice, as well as effects of the enteric pathogen Citrobacter rodentium (Cr) on both gut and brain after injury. METHODS: Moderate-level TBI was induced in C57BL/6 mice by controlled cortical impact (CCI)...
July 1, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676350/the-effects-of-interleukin-6-neutralizing-antibodies-on-symptoms-of-depressed-mood-and-anhedonia-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-multicentric-castleman-s-disease
#11
Yu Sun, Dai Wang, Giacomo Salvadore, Benjamin Hsu, Mark Curran, Corey Casper, Jessica Vermeulen, Justine M Kent, Jaskaran Singh, Wayne C Drevets, Gayle M Wittenberg, Guang Chen
Cytokines, including interleukin-6 (IL-6), modulate neuronal plasticity and stress coping. Depressive symptoms and major depressive disorder (MDD) have been associated with changes in cytokines and their signaling. The current study examined the effect of IL-6 monoclonal antibody administration on depressive symptoms in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or multicentric Castleman's disease (MCD). The data were obtained from two phase 2, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials designed to test the efficacy of sirukumab in RA (N=176) or of siltuximab in MCD (N=65), and were analyzed post hoc to investigate the effects of these IL6 antibodies on depressive symptoms...
July 1, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676349/immunoregulatory-effect-of-mast-cells-influenced-by-microbes-in-neurodegenerative-diseases
#12
Francesco Girolamo, Coppola Cristiana Coppola, Domenico Ribatti
When related to central nervous system (CNS) health and disease, brain mast cells (MCs) can be a source of either beneficial or deleterious signals acting on neural cells. We review the current state of knowledge about molecular interactions between MCs and glia in neurodegenerative diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy. We also discuss the influence on MC actions evoked by the host microbiota, which has a profound effect on the host immune system, inducing important consequences in neurodegenerative disorders...
July 1, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669797/an-examination-of-changes-in-maternal-neuroimmune-function-during-pregnancy-and-the-postpartum-period
#13
Morgan L Sherer, Caitlin K Posillico, Jaclyn M Schwarz
There is strong evidence that the immune system changes dramatically during pregnancy in order to prevent the developing fetus from being "attacked" by the maternal immune system. Due to these alterations in peripheral immune function, many women that suffer from autoimmune disorders actually find significant relief from their symptoms throughout pregnancy; however, these changes can also leave the mother more susceptible to infections that would otherwise be mitigated by the inflammatory response (Robinson and Klein, 2012)...
June 29, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668557/adiposity-moderates-links-from-early-adversity-and-depressive-symptoms-to-inflammatory-reactivity-to-acute-stress-during-late-adolescence
#14
Jessica J Chiang, Julienne E Bower, Michael R Irwin, Shelley E Taylor, Andrew J Fuligni
Both early adversity and depression are associated with heightened inflammation. However, few studies have focused on inflammatory reactivity to psychosocial stress and examined adiposity as a potential moderator despite the fact that repeated heightened inflammatory reactivity over time is thought to contribute to low-grade chronic inflammation and that adipose tissue is a key source of pro-inflammatory cytokines. The purpose of the present study was to examine whether early adversity and depressive symptoms were related to stress-induced inflammation and whether these associations varied by total body and abdominal adiposity as measured by body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) in a sample of late adolescents...
June 28, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666938/death-of-adrenocortical-cells-during-murine-acute-t-cruzi-infection-is-not-associated-with-tnf-r1-signaling-but-mostly-with-the-type-ii-pathway-of-fas-mediated-apoptosis
#15
Ana R Pérez, Flavia Lambertucci, Florencia B González, Eduardo A Roggero, Oscar A Bottasso, Juliana de Meis, Maria T Ronco, Silvina R Villar
Earlier studies from our laboratory demonstrated that acute experimental Trypanosoma cruzi infection promotes an intense inflammation along with a sepsis-like dysregulated adrenal response characterized by normal levels of ACTH with raised glucocorticoid secretion. Inflammation was also known to result in adrenal cell apoptosis, which in turn may influence HPA axis uncoupling. To explore factors and pathways which may be involved in the apoptosis of adrenal cells, together with its impact on the functionality of the gland, we carried out a series of studies in mice lacking death receptors, such as TNF-R1 (C57BL/6-(Tnfrsf1a tm1Imx) or TNF-R1(-/-)) or Fas ligand (C57BL/6 Fas-deficient lpr mice), undergoing acute T...
June 27, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655587/involvement-of-interleukin-1-type-1-receptors-in-lipopolysaccharide-induced-sickness-responses
#16
Takashi Matsuwaki, Kiseko Shionoya, Robert Ihnatko, Anna Eskilsson, Shigeru Kakuta, Sylvie Dufour, Markus Schwaninger, Ari Waisman, Werner Müller, Emmanuel Pinteaux, David Engblom, Anders Blomqvist
Sickness responses to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) were examined in mice with deletion of the interleukin (IL)-1 type 1 receptor (IL-1R1). IL-1R1 knockout (KO) mice displayed intact anorexia and HPA-axis activation to intraperitoneally injected LPS (anorexia: 10 or 120 µg/kg; HPA-axis: 120 µg/kg), but showed attenuated but not extinguished fever (120 µg/kg). Brain PGE2 synthesis was attenuated, but Cox-2 induction remained intact. Neither the tumor necrosis factor-α (TNFα) inhibitor etanercept nor the IL-6 receptor antibody tocilizumab abolished the LPS induced fever in IL-1R1 KO mice...
June 24, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648389/stress-primes-microglial-polarization-after-global-ischemia-therapeutic-potential-of-progesterone
#17
Claudia Espinosa-Garcia, Iqbal Sayeed, Seema Yousuf, Fahim Atif, Elena G Sergeeva, Gretchen N Neigh, Donald G Stein
Despite the fact stress is associated with increased risk of stroke and worsened outcome, most preclinical studies have ignored this comorbid factor, especially in the context of testing neuroprotective treatments. Preclinical research suggests that stress primes microglia, resulting in an enhanced reactivity to a subsequent insult and potentially increasing vulnerability to stroke. Ischemia-induced activated microglia can be polarized into a harmful phenotype, M1, which produces pro-inflammatory cytokines, or a protective phenotype, M2, which releases anti-inflammatory cytokines and neurotrophic factors...
June 22, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645775/altered-populations-of-natural-killer-cells-cytotoxic-t-lymphocytes-and-regulatory-t-cells-in-major-depressive-disorder-association-with-sleep-disturbance
#18
Hideo Suzuki, Jonathan Savitz, T Kent Teague, Siva K Gandhapudi, Chibing Tan, Masaya Misaki, Brett A McKinney, Michael R Irwin, Wayne C Drevets, Jerzy Bodurka
A subset of individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD) have impaired adaptive immunity characterized by a greater vulnerability to viral infection and a deficient response to vaccination along with a decrease in the number and/or activity of T cells and natural killer cells (NKC). Nevertheless, it remains unclear which specific subsets of lymphocytes are altered in MDD, a shortcoming we address here by utilizing an advanced fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) method that allows for the differentiation of important functionally-distinct lymphocyte sub-populations...
June 20, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642092/chemokine-ccl17-is-expressed-by-dendritic-cells-in-the-cns-during-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-and-promotes-pathogenesis-of-disease
#19
Christina Ruland, Hannes Renken, Ivan Kuzmanov, Arezoo Fattahi Mehr, Kathrin Schwarte, Manuela Cerina, Alexander Herrmann, David-Marian Otte, Andreas Zimmer, Nicholas Schwab, Sven G Meuth, Volker Arolt, Luisa Klotz, Irmgard Förster, Stefanie Scheu, Judith Alferink
The CC chemokine ligand 17 (CCL17) and its cognate CC chemokine receptor 4 (CCR4) are known to control leukocyte migration, maintenance of TH17 cells, and regulatory T cell (Treg) expansion in vivo. In this study we characterized the expression and functional role of CCL17 in the pathogenesis of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). Using a CCL17/EGFP reporter mouse model, we could show that CCL17 expression in the CNS can be found in a subset of classical dendritic cells (DCs) that immigrate into the CNS during the effector phase of MOG-induced EAE...
June 19, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629758/implications-of-the-gut-microbiota-in-vulnerability-to-the-social-avoidance-effects-of-chronic-social-defeat-in-male-mice
#20
Joanna Kasia Szyszkowicz, Alex Wong, Hymie Anisman, Zul Merali, Marie-Claude Audet
Appreciable evidence suggests that perturbations within the gut microbiome and the immune system may play a key role in the pathogenesis of depression stemming from earlier stressful experiences. In the present investigation we examined whether microbial changes in cecum contents were associated with social avoidance behaviors, a feature of depression, and pro-inflammatory variations among socially stressed mice. Male C57BL/6 mice experienced social defeat or a control condition once a day for 10 consecutive days...
June 17, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
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