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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110393/nitric-oxide-production-in-the-striatum-and-cerebellum-of-a-rat-model-of-preterm-global-perinatal-asphyxia
#1
M Barkhuizen, W D J Van de Berg, J De Vente, C E Blanco, A W D Gavilanes, H W M Steinbusch
Encephalopathy due to perinatal asphyxia (PA) is a major cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality in the period around birth. Preterm infants are especially at risk for cognitive, attention and motor impairments. Therapy for this subgroup is limited to supportive care, and new targets are thus urgently needed. Post-asphyxic excitotoxicity is partially mediated by excessive nitric oxide (NO) release. The aims of this study were to determine the timing and distribution of nitric oxide (NO) production after global PA in brain areas involved in motor regulation and coordination...
January 21, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102474/anti-amnestic-effect-of-curcumin-in-combination-with-donepezil-an-anticholinesterase-drug-involvement-of-cholinergic-system
#2
Ayodele Jacob Akinyemi, Ganiyu Oboh, Sunday Idowu Oyeleye, Opeyemi Ogunsuyi
Recently, combination therapy involving cholinesterase (ChE) inhibitor with other neuroprotective agents has shown better desirable effect in the management/prevention of dementia but limited information is available on their effect with dietary polyphenols. Hence, this study sought to assess the combined pretreatment effect of curcumin, the major polyphenolic compound of turmeric (Curcuma longa) rhizomes, with donepezil, a cholinesterase inhibitor, on cognitive function in scopolamine-induced memory impairment in rats...
January 19, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092020/early-life-social-isolation-induced-depressive-like-behavior-in-rats-results-in-microglial-activation-and-neuronal-histone-methylation-that-are-mitigated-by-minocycline
#3
Hong-Tao Wang, Fu-Lian Huang, Zhao-Lan Hu, Wen-Juan Zhang, Xiao-Qing Qiao, Yan-Qing Huang, Ru-Ping Dai, Fang Li, Chang-Qi Li
Early-life stress is a potent risk factor for development of psychiatric conditions such as depression. The underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. Here, we used the early-life social isolation (ESI) model of early-life stress in rats to characterize development of depressive-like behavior, the role of microglia, levels of histone methylation, as well as expression of glutamate receptor subunits in the hippocampus. We found that depressive-like behavior was induced after ESI as determined by sucrose preference and forced swimming tests...
January 16, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092019/urb597-and-the-cannabinoid-win55-212-2-reduce-behavioral-and-neurochemical-deficits-induced-by-mptp-in-mice-possible-role-of-redox-modulation-and-nmda-receptors
#4
Angel Escamilla-Ramírez, Esperanza García, Guadalupe Palencia-Hernández, Ana Laura Colín-González, Sonia Galván-Arzate, Isaac Túnez, Julio Sotelo, Abel Santamaría
Several physiological events in the brain are regulated by the endocannabinoid system (ECS). While synthetic cannabinoid receptor (CBr) agonists such as WIN55,212-2 act directly on CBr, agents like URB597, a fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) inhibitor, induce a more "physiological" activation of CBr by increasing the endogenous levels of the endocannabinoid anandamide (AEA). Herein, we compared the pre- and post-treatment efficacy of URB597 and WIN55,212-2 on different endpoints evaluated in the toxic model produced by the mitochondrial toxin 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) in mice...
January 14, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078543/topiramate-confers-neuroprotection-against-methylphenidate-induced-neurodegeneration-in-dentate-gyrus-and-ca1-regions-of-hippocampus-via-creb-bdnf-pathway-in-rats
#5
Majid Motaghinejad, Manijeh Motevalian, Mohammad Abdollahi, Mansour Heidari, Zahra Madjd
Methylphenidate (MPH) abuse can cause serious neurological damages. The neuroprotective effects of topiramate (TPM) have been reported already, but its mechanism of action still remains unclear. The current study evaluates in vivo role of CREB/BDNF in TPM protection of the rat hippocampal cells from methylphenidate-induced apoptosis, oxidative stress, and inflammation. A total of 60 adult male rats were divided into six groups. Groups 1 and 2 received normal saline (0.7 ml/rat) and MPH (10 mg/kg) respectively for 14 days...
January 11, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070799/metabolic-alterations-and-the-protective-effect-of-punicalagin-against-glutamate-induced-oxidative-toxicity-in-ht22-cells
#6
Kavitha Pathakoti, Lavanya Goodla, Manjunath Manubolu, Tewin Tencomnao
Oxidative stress is involved in many neurological diseases, including Alzheimer's disease. Punicalagin (PC) is a hydrolysable polyphenol derived from Punica granatum and a potent antioxidant. In this study, the neuroprotective effect of PC on glutamate-induced oxidative stress was evaluated in the mouse hippocampal cell line, HT22. PC treatment protected HT22 cells from glutamate-induced cell death in a concentration-dependent manner, potentially attenuated glutamate-induced intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) and restored the mitochondrial membrane depolarization...
January 9, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063149/modulation-of-benzo-a-pyrene-induced-anxiolytic-like-behavior-by-retinoic-acid-in-zebrafish-involvement-of-oxidative-stress-and-antioxidant-defense-system
#7
Ratnalipi Mohanty, Saroj Kumar Das, Manorama Patri
Benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P) is commonly associated with oxidative stress-induced neurotoxicity. Retinoic acid (RA) has been shown to exhibit neuroprotection in brain, and disruption of RA signaling via excess or deficient RA can lead to oxidative stress. B[a]P contamination in aquatic environment has been shown to lower the internal RA level. Thus, the present study was conducted in wild-type zebrafish to ameliorate the neurotoxic effect of B[a]P by waterborne RA co-supplementation. Findings showed that B[a]P induced anxiolytic-like behavioral response, and altered antioxidant activity in zebrafish is attenuated by RA...
January 6, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050775/neuroprotective-efficacy-of-mitochondrial-antioxidant-mitoq-in-suppressing-peroxynitrite-mediated-mitochondrial-dysfunction-inflicted-by-lead-toxicity-in-the-rat-brain
#8
Arpan Kumar Maiti, Nimai Chandra Saha, Sunil S More, Ashish Kumar Panigrahi, Goutam Paul
Lead (Pb) is one of the most pollutant metals that accumulate in the brain mitochondria disrupting mitochondrial structure and function. Though oxidative stress mediated by reactive oxygen species remains the most accepted mechanism of Pb neurotoxicity, some reports suggest the involvement of nitric oxide ((•)NO) and reactive nitrogen species in Pb-induced neurotoxicity. But the impact of Pb neurotoxicity on mitochondrial respiratory enzyme complexes remains unknown with no relevant report highlighting the involvement of peroxynitrite (ONOO(-)) in it...
January 3, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005183/altered-gray-matter-volume-in-stable-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-with-subclinical-cognitive-impairment-an-exploratory-study
#9
Chunrong Wang, Yanhui Ding, Bixian Shen, Dehong Gao, Jie An, Kewen Peng, Gangqiang Hou, Liqiu Zou, Mei Jiang, Shijun Qiu
Gray matter volume deficits have been identified in cognitively impaired patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, it remains unknown whether the gray matter volume is altered in COPD patients with subclinical cognitive impairment. To determine whether any gray matter abnormalities are present in these patients, neuropsychological tests and structural MRI data were analyzed from 60 patients with COPD and 60 age-, gender-, education-, and handedness-matched normal controls (NCs). The COPD patients had similar Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) scores compared with the NCs...
December 22, 2016: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005182/aminoglycoside-increases-permeability-of-osseous-spiral-laminae-of-cochlea-by-interrupting-mmp-2-and-mmp-9-balance
#10
Dengke Li, Jianhe Sun, Lidong Zhao, Weiwei Guo, Wei Sun, Shiming Yang
The spiral ganglion neurons (SGNs) located in the Rosenthal's canal of cochlea are essential target for cochlear implant. Previous studies found that the canaliculi perforantes, small pores on the surface of the osseous spiral lamina (OSL) of the scala tympanic (ST) of cochlea, may provide communication between the cochlear perilymph and SGNs. In this study, we found that chronic treatment of aminoglycosides antibiotics, which is well known to cause sensory cell damage in the cochlea, induced significant damage of bone lining cells on the OSLs and increased the permeability of the Rosenthal's canal...
December 22, 2016: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981510/aberrant-cpg-methylation-mediates-abnormal-transcription-of-mao-a-induced-by-acute-and-chronic-l-3-4-dihydroxyphenylalanine-administration-in-sh-sy5y-neuronal-cells
#11
Zhaofei Yang, Xuan Wang, Jian Yang, Min Sun, Yong Wang, Xiaomin Wang
L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-dopa) remains the most effective drug for therapy of Parkinson's disease (PD); however, long-term use of it causes serious side effects. L-dopa-induced dyskinesia (LID) has consistently been related to L-dopa-derived excessive dopamine release, but the mechanisms have not been addressed very clear. Monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) is one of the key enzymes in dopamine metabolism and therefore may be involved in L-dopa-induced side effects. And, epigenetic modification controls MAO-A gene transcription...
December 15, 2016: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957676/injection-of-anti-probdnf-in-anterior-cingulate-cortex-acc-reverses-chronic-stress-induced-adverse-mood-behaviors-in-mice
#12
C R Yang, Y Y Bai, C S Ruan, F H Zhou, F Li, C Q Li, X F Zhou
Foraging behavior is a species-specific behavior which is considered to involve the decision making and higher cognitive functions. We previously established a novel method to detect the foraging behavior in chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS)-induced depression mice, in which the food foraging activity of mice was significantly reduced. Furthermore, it is generally assumed that the bilateral anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) is related to foraging activity in rat. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is widely expressed in many regions of the brain and is down-regulated in depressive patients...
December 12, 2016: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957675/the-importance-of-l-arginine-no-cgmp-pathway-in-tolerance-to-flunitrazepam-in-mice
#13
Sylwia Talarek, Joanna Listos, Jolanta Orzelska-Gorka, Malgorzata Jakobczuk, Jolanta Kotlinska, Grazyna Biala
The goal of the study was to investigate the effects of drugs modifying L-arginine:NO:cGMP pathway on the development of tolerance to flunitrazepam (FNZ)-induced motor impairment in mice. FNZ-induced motor incoordination was assessed on the 1st and 8th days of experiment, using the rotarod and chimney tests. It was found that (a) both a non-selective nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitor: N (G)-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) and an unselective neuronal NOS inhibitor: 7-nitroindazole (7-NI) inhibited the development of tolerance to the motor-impairing effects of FNZ in the rotarod and the chimney tests and (b) both a NO precursor: L-arginine and a selective inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5): sildenafil did not affect the development of tolerance to FNZ-induced motor impairment in mice...
December 12, 2016: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913965/plasma-amyloid-beta-levels-in-patients-with-different-types-of-cancer
#14
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
#15
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
#16
Francesca Montarolo, Simona Perga, Serena Martire, De'sire'e Nicole Navone, Alberto Marchet, Daniela Leotta, Antonio Bertolotto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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