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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913965/plasma-amyloid-beta-levels-in-patients-with-different-types-of-cancer
#1
Wang-Sheng Jin, Xian-Le Bu, Yu-Hui Liu, Lin-Lin Shen, Zhen-Qian Zhuang, Shu-Sheng Jiao, Chi Zhu, Qing-Hua Wang, Hua-Dong Zhou, Tao Zhang, Yan-Jiang Wang
Several epidemiological investigations indicate that cancer survivors have a lower risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD) and vice versa. However, the associations between plasma amyloid-beta (Aβ) levels with cancer remain largely unknown. In this case-control study, 110 cancer patients, 70 AD patients, and 70 age- and gender-matched normal controls were recruited. The cancer types include esophagus cancer, colorectal cancer, hepatic cancer, and lung cancer, all of which were reported to be associated with a lower risk for AD...
December 3, 2016: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913964/intracerebroventricular-streptozotocin-as-a-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease-neurochemical-and-behavioral-characterization-in-mice
#2
Katherine Garcia Ravelli, Barbara Dos Anjos Rosário, Rosana Camarini, Marina Sorrentino Hernandes, Luiz Roberto Britto
Streptozotocin has been widely used to mimic some aspects of Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, especially in mice, several characteristics involved in the streptozotocin (STZ)-induced AD pathology are not well known. The main purpose of this study was to evaluate temporally the expression of AD-related proteins, such as amyloid-β (Aβ), choline acetyltransferase (ChAT), synapsin, axonal neurofilaments, and phosphorylated Tau in the hippocampus following intracerebroventricular (icv) administration of STZ in adult mice...
December 2, 2016: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913963/erratum-to-altered-nr4a-subfamily-gene-expression-level-in-peripheral-blood-of-parkinson-s-and-alzheimer-s-disease-patients
#3
Francesca Montarolo, Simona Perga, Serena Martire, De'sire'e Nicole Navone, Alberto Marchet, Daniela Leotta, Antonio Bertolotto
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December 2, 2016: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848175/glucocorticoids-prevent-enterovirus-71-capsid-protein-vp1-induced-calreticulin-surface-exposure-by-alleviating-neuronal-er-stress
#4
Dan-Dan Hu, Jian-Ning Mai, Li-Ya He, Pei-Qing Li, Wen-Xiong Chen, Jian-Jiang Yan, Wei-Dong Zhu, Li Deng, Dan Wei, Di-Hui Liu, Si-Da Yang, Zhi-Bin Yao
Severe hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) caused by Enterovirus 71 (EV71) always accompanies with inflammation and neuronal damage in the central nervous system (CNS). During neuronal injuries, cell surface-exposed calreticulin (Ecto-CRT) is an important mediator for primary phagocytosis of viable neurons by microglia. Our data confirmed that brainstem neurons underwent neuronophagia by glia in EV71-induced death cases of HFMD. EV71 capsid proteins VP1, VP2, VP3, or VP4 did not induce apoptosis of brainstem neurons...
November 15, 2016: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832448/developmental-exposure-to-cocaine-dynamically-dysregulates-cortical-arc-arg3-1-modulation-in-response-to-a-challenge
#5
Lucia Caffino, Giuseppe Giannotti, Francesca Mottarlini, Giorgio Racagni, Fabio Fumagalli
During adolescence, the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) is still developing. We have previously shown that developmental cocaine exposure alters mPFC's ability to cope with challenging events. In this manuscript, we exposed rats developmentally treated with cocaine to a novelty task and analyzed the molecular changes of mPFC. Rats were exposed to cocaine from post-natal day (PND) 28 to PND 42 and sacrificed at PND 43, immediately after the novel object recognition (NOR) test. Cocaine-treated rats spent more time exploring the novel object than saline-treated counterparts, suggesting an increased response to novelty...
November 10, 2016: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826939/a-novel-iron-chelator-radical-scavenger-ameliorates-motor-dysfunction-and-improves-life-span-and-mitochondrial-biogenesis-in-sod1-g93a-als-mice
#6
Sagit Golko-Perez, Tamar Amit, Orit Bar-Am, Moussa B H Youdim, Orly Weinreb
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the therapeutic effect of the novel neuroprotective multitarget brain permeable monoamine oxidase inhibitor/iron chelating-radical scavenging drug, VAR10303 (VAR), co-administered with high-calorie/energy-supplemented diet (ced) in SOD1(G93A) transgenic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) mice. Administration of VAR-ced was initiated after the appearance of disease symptoms (at day 88), as this regimen is comparable with the earliest time at which drug therapy could start in ALS patients...
November 8, 2016: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817108/effects-of-neonatal-methamphetamine-and-stress-on-brain-monoamines-and-corticosterone-in-preweanling-rats
#7
Sarah A Jablonski, Devon L Graham, Charles V Vorhees, Michael T Williams
Neonatal exposure to methamphetamine (MA) and developmental chronic stress significantly alter neurodevelopmental profiles that show a variety of long-term physiological and behavioral effects. In the current experiment, Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed to one of two housing conditions along with MA. Rats were given 0 (saline), 5, or 7.5 mg/kg MA, four times per day from postnatal day (P)11 to 15 or P11 to 20. Half of the litters were reared in cages with standard bedding and half with no bedding. Separate litters were assessed at P15 or P20 for organ weights (adrenals, spleen, thymus); corticosterone; and monoamine assessments (dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine) and their metabolites within the neostriatum, hippocampus, and prefrontal cortex...
November 5, 2016: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815817/kukoamine-a-prevents-radiation-induced-neuroinflammation-and-preserves-hippocampal-neurogenesis-in-rats-by-inhibiting-activation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-ap-1
#8
Yaqiong Zhang, Lingyue Gao, Zhihua Cheng, Jiayi Cai, Yixuan Niu, Weihong Meng, Qingchun Zhao
Impaired hippocampal neurogenesis and neuroinflammation are involved in the pathogenesis of radiation-induced brain injury. Kukoamine A (KuA) was demonstrated to have neuroprotective effects through inhibiting oxidative stress and apoptosis after whole-brain irradiation (WBI) in rats. The aim of this study was to investigate whether administration of KuA would prevent radiation-induced neuroinflammation and the detrimental effect on hippocampal neurogenesis. For this study, male Wistar rats received either sham irradiation or WBI (30 Gy single dose of X-rays) followed by the immediate injection of either KuA or vehicle intravenously...
November 4, 2016: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807796/human-umbilical-cord-blood-derived-neural-stem-cell-line-as-a-screening-model-for-toxicity
#9
Rajashree Patnaik, Rabindra Nath Padhy
The aim was to investigate whether a human neural stem cell (NSC) line derived from human umbilical cord blood (hUCB) can be used for toxicity study. Toxicity of both neurotoxic environmental xenobiotics, methyl mercury chloride (CH3HgCl), lead acetate (CH3COOPb), and chlorpyrifos (CP), and non-neurotoxic insecticide, dichlorvos, as well as non-neurotoxic drugs, theophylline and acetaminophen were assessed. Additionally, differentiation of neuronal and glial cell lines derived from hUCB was elucidated. It was observed that CH3HgCl was more toxic to human NSCs in comparison to CH3COOPb and CP...
November 2, 2016: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796937/cytotoxic-effects-of-environmental-toxins-on-human-glial-cells
#10
Fiona D'Mello, Nady Braidy, Helder Marçal, Gilles Guillemin, Fanny Rossi, Mirielle Chinian, Dominique Laurent, Charles Teo, Brett A Neilan
Toxins produced by cyanobacteria and dinoflagellates have increasingly become a public health concern due to their degenerative effects on mammalian tissue and cells. In particular, emerging evidence has called attention to the neurodegenerative effects of the cyanobacterial toxin β-N-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA). Other toxins such as the neurotoxins saxitoxin and ciguatoxin, as well as the hepatotoxic microcystin, have been previously shown to have a range of effects upon the nervous system. However, the capacity of these toxins to cause neurodegeneration in human cells has not, to our knowledge, been previously investigated...
October 29, 2016: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778246/unravelling-the-link-between-prenatal-stress-dopamine-and-substance-use-disorder
#11
Verónica Pastor, Marta Cristina Antonelli, María Eugenia Pallarés
Substance use disorder (SUD) refers to the detrimental use of psychoactive substances and it is related to a cluster of behavioural, cognitive and physiological dysfunctions indicating that the individual continues using the substance despite significant substance-related problems. Although it is one of the most prevalent neuropsychiatric diseases affecting society worldwide, the mechanism underlying the vulnerability of certain individuals is not well understood yet. It is now widely accepted that, in addition to genetic factors, environmental adversities during critical stages of development of an organism could also be considered as risk factors that contribute to SUD...
October 24, 2016: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761804/the-presence-of-the-neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase-isoform-in-the-intervertebral-disk
#12
Vitor Castania, Ana Carolina Issy, João Walter Silveira, Frederico Rogério Ferreira, Simoneide S Titze-de-Almeida, Fernando F B Resende, Nádia Rubia Ferreira, Ricardo Titze-de-Almeida, Helton L A Defino, Elaine Del Bel
Intervertebral disk degeneration is a progressive and debilitating disease with multifactorial causes. Nitric oxide (NO) might contribute to the cell death pathway. We evaluated the presence of the constitutive form of the neuronal NOS (nNOS) in both health and degenerated intervertebral disk through qPCR and immunohistochemistry. We also analyzed the potential role of nNOS modulation in the tail needle puncture model of intervertebral disk degeneration. Male Wistar rats were submitted to percutaneous disk puncture with a 21-gauge needle of coccygeal vertebras...
October 19, 2016: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738989/t2-toxin-induced-changes-in-cocaine-and-amphetamine-regulated-transcript-cart-like-immunoreactivity-in-the-enteric-nervous-system-within-selected-fragments-of-the-porcine-digestive-tract
#13
Krystyna Makowska, Slawomir Gonkowski, Lukasz Zielonka, Michal Dabrowski, Jaroslaw Calka
T-2 toxin is a mycotoxin produced by some Fusarium species, which may affect the synthesis of DNA and RNA and causes various pathological processes. Till now, the influence of T-2 toxin on the enteric nervous system (ENS) located in the wall of gastrointestinal tract has not been studied. On the other hand, cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript (CART) is one of enteric neuronal factors, whose exact functions in the intestines still remain not fully explained. The present study describes the influence of low doses of T-2 toxin on CART-positive neuronal structures in porcine stomach, duodenum, and descending colon...
October 13, 2016: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718143/concentration-of-donepezil-in-the-cerebrospinal-fluid-of-ad-patients-evaluation-of-dosage-sufficiency-in-standard-treatment-strategy
#14
Martin Valis, Jiri Masopust, Oldrich Vysata, Jakub Hort, Rafael Dolezal, Jiri Tomek, Jan Misik, Kamil Kuca, Jana Zdarova Karasova
Although some studies have described the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of donepezil in the peripheral compartment, studies focused on drug transport across the blood-brain barrier are still very rare. To our knowledge, the fluctuation in the cerebrospinal fluid concentration of donepezil after administration of the drug has not been described in the literature so far. We recruited 16 patients regularly taking a standard therapeutic dose of donepezil (10 mg per day). All patients (Caucasian race) were treated for at least three months with a stable dose of 10 mg per day prior to sample collection...
October 7, 2016: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27682474/sevoflurane-induced-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-contributes-to-neuroapoptosis-and-bace-1-expression-in-the-developing-brain-the-role-of-eif2%C3%AE
#15
Bin Liu, Junming Xia, Yali Chen, Jun Zhang
Neonatal exposure to volatile anesthetics causes apoptotic neurodegeneration in the developing brain, possibly leading to neurocognitive deficits in adulthood. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress might be associated with sevoflurane (sevo)-induced neuroapoptosis. However, the signaling pathway regulating sevo-induced neuroapoptosis is not understood. We investigated the effects of neonatal sevo exposure on ER signaling pathway activation. Seven-day-old mouse pups were divided into control (C) and sevo (S; 3 % sevo exposure, 6 h) groups...
September 28, 2016: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663583/brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-induces-cell-survival-and-the-migration-of-murine-adult-hippocampal-precursor-cells-during-differentiation-in-vitro
#16
Leonardo Ortiz-López, Nelly Maritza Vega-Rivera, Harish Babu, Gerardo Bernabé Ramírez-Rodríguez
The generation of new neurons during adulthood involves local precursor cell migration and terminal differentiation in the dentate gyrus. These events are influenced by the hippocampal microenvironment. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is relevant for hippocampal neuronal development and behavior. Interestingly, studies that have been performed in controlled in vitro systems that involve isolated precursor cells that were derived from the dentate gyrus (AHPCs) have shown that BDNF induces the activation of the TrkB receptor and, consequentially, might activate signaling pathways that favor survival and neuronal differentiation...
September 24, 2016: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27638511/modulation-of-postnatal-neurogenesis-by-perinatal-asphyxia-effect-of-d1-and-d2-dopamine-receptor-agonists
#17
A Tapia-Bustos, R Perez-Lobos, V Vío, C Lespay-Rebolledo, E Palacios, A Chiti-Morales, D Bustamante, M Herrera-Marschitz, P Morales
Perinatal asphyxia (PA) is associated to delayed cell death, affecting neurocircuitries of basal ganglia and hippocampus, and long-term neuropsychiatric disabilities. Several compensatory mechanisms have been suggested to take place, including cell proliferation and neurogenesis. There is evidence that PA can increase postnatal neurogenesis in hippocampus and subventricular zone (SVZ), modulated by dopamine, by still unclear mechanisms. We have studied here the effect of selective dopamine receptor agonists on cell death, cell proliferation and neurogenesis in organotypic cultures from control and asphyxia-exposed rats...
September 16, 2016: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27581037/nanomedicine-to-overcome-current-parkinson-s-treatment-liabilities-a-systematic-review
#18
Gabriel Henrique Hawthorne, Marcelo Picinin Bernuci, Mariza Bortolanza, Vitor Tumas, Ana Carolina Issy, Elaine Del-Bel
Nanoparticles might be produced and manipulated to present a large spectrum of properties. The physicochemical features of the engineered nanomaterials confer to them different features, including the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier. The main objective of this review is to present the state-of-art research in nano manipulation concerning Parkinson's disease (PD). In the past few years, the association of drugs with nanoparticles solidly improved treatment outcomes. We systematically reviewed 28 studies, describing their potential contributions regarding the role of nanomedicine to increase the efficacy of known pharmacological strategies for PD treatment...
November 2016: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27577742/the-influence-of-the-cb1-receptor-ligands-on-the-schizophrenia-like-effects-in-mice-induced-by-mk-801
#19
Marta Kruk-Slomka, Barbara Budzynska, Tomasz Slomka, Izabela Banaszkiewicz, Grazyna Biala
A growing body of psychiatric research has emerged, focusing on the role of endocannabinoid system in psychiatric disorders. For example, the endocannabinoid system, via cannabinoid CB (CB1 and CB2) receptors, is able to control the function of many receptors, such as N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors connected strictly with psychosis or other schizophrenia-associated symptoms. The aim of the present research was to investigate the impact of the CB1 receptor ligands on the symptoms typical for schizophrenia...
November 2016: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27568335/comparison-of-the-effects-of-acute-and-chronic-administration-of-tetrahydroisoquinoline-amines-on-the-in-vivo-dopamine-release-a-microdialysis-study-in-the-rat-striatum
#20
Agnieszka Wąsik, Irena Romańska, Lucyna Antkiewicz-Michaluk
The etiology of Parkinson's disease (PD) may involve endogenous and exogenous factors. 1-Benzyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline (1BnTIQ), which was shown to be neurotoxic for dopaminergic neurons, is one of such factors, thus it can be used to construct an animal model of PD. In contrast, 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline (TIQ) and 1-methyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline (1MeTIQ) produce neuroprotective effects acting as monoamino oxidase (MAO) inhibitors and free radical scavengers that reduce oxidative stress in the mammalian brain...
November 2016: Neurotoxicity Research
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