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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511693/antagonistic-action-on-nmda-glun2b-mediated-currents-of-two-peptides-that-were-conantokin-g-structure-based-designed
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Edwin A Reyes-Guzman, Nohora Vega-Castro, Edgar A Reyes-Montaño, Esperanza Recio-Pinto
BACKGROUND: The GluN2B subunit of the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAr) modulates many physiological processes including learning, memory, and pain. Excessive increase in NMDAr/GluN2B activity has been associated with various disorders such neuropathic pain and neuronal death following hypoxia. Thus there is an interest in identifying NMDAr antagonists that interact specifically with the GluN2B subunit. Recently based on structural analysis between the GluN2B subunit and conantokin-G, a toxin that interacts selectively with the GluN2B subunit, we designed various peptides that are predicted to act as NMDAr antagonists by interacting with the GluN2B subunit...
May 16, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506292/normobaric-hypoxia-overnight-impairs-cognitive-reaction-time
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Stephan Pramsohler, Stefan Wimmer, Martin Kopp, Hannes Gatterer, Martin Faulhaber, Martin Burtscher, Nikolaus Cristoph Netzer
BACKGROUND: Impaired reaction time in patients suffering from hypoxia during sleep, caused by sleep breathing disorders, is a well-described phenomenon. High altitude sleep is known to induce periodic breathing with central apneas and oxygen desaturations, even in perfectly healthy subjects. However, deficits in reaction time in mountaineers or workers after just some nights of hypoxia exposure are not sufficiently explored. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the impact of sleep in a normobaric hypoxic environment on reaction time divided by its cognitive and motoric components...
May 15, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490320/astaxanthin-protects-astrocytes-against-trauma-induced-apoptosis-through-inhibition-of-nkcc1-expression-via-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
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Mingkun Zhang, Zhenwen Cui, Hua Cui, Yong Wang, Chunlong Zhong
BACKGROUND: Astaxanthin (ATX) is a carotenoid pigment with pleiotropic pharmacological properties that is seen as a possible drug for treating cerebral ischemic injury and subarachnoid hemorrhage. Na(+)-K(+)-2Cl(-) co-transporter-1 (NKCC1), an intrinsic membrane protein expressed by many cell types, is activated by various insults, leading to the formation of cell swelling and brain edema. We previously established that ATX attenuated brain edema and improved neurological outcomes by modulating NKCC1 expression after traumatic brain injury in mice...
May 10, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482811/retraction-note-to-dose-dependent-changes-in-neuroinflammatory-and-arachidonic-acid-cascade-markers-with-synaptic-marker-loss-in-rat-lipopolysaccharide-infusion-model-of-neuroinflammation
#4
Matthew Kellom, Mireille Basselin, Vasken L Keleshian, Mei Chen, Stanley I Rapoport, Jagadeesh S Rao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 9, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482798/retraction-note-to-chronic-nmda-administration-to-rats-increases-brain-pro-apoptotic-factors-while-decreasing-anti-apoptotic-factors-and-causes-cell-death
#5
Hyung-Wook Kim, Yunyoung C Chang, Mei Chen, Stanley I Rapoport, Jagadeesh S Rao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 9, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446154/effects-of-escitalopram-and-paroxetine-on-mtorc1-signaling-in-the-rat-hippocampus-under-chronic-restraint-stress
#6
Mi Kyoung Seo, Cheol Min Choi, Roger S McIntyre, Hye Yeon Cho, Chan Hong Lee, Rodrigo B Mansur, Yena Lee, Jae-Hon Lee, Young Hoon Kim, Sung Woo Park, Jung Goo Lee
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have suggested that the activation of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling may be related to antidepressant action. Therefore, the present study evaluated whether antidepressant drugs would exert differential effects on mTOR signaling in the rat hippocampus under conditions of chronic restraint stress. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to restraint stress for 6 h/days for 21 days with either escitalopram (10 mg/kg) or paroxetine (10 mg/kg) administered after the chronic stress procedure...
April 26, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420346/linoleic-acid-is-this-the-key-that-unlocks-the-quantum-brain-insights-linking-broken-symmetries-in-molecular-biology-mood-disorders-and-personalistic-emergentism
#7
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Massimo Cocchi, Chiara Minuto, Lucio Tonello, Fabio Gabrielli, Gustav Bernroider, Jack A Tuszynski, Francesco Cappello, Mark Rasenick
In this paper we present a mechanistic model that integrates subneuronal structures, namely ion channels, membrane fatty acids, lipid rafts, G proteins and the cytoskeleton in a dynamic system that is finely tuned in a healthy brain. We also argue that subtle changes in the composition of the membrane's fatty acids may lead to down-stream effects causing dysregulation of the membrane, cytoskeleton and their interface. Such exquisite sensitivity to minor changes is known to occur in physical systems undergoing phase transitions, the simplest and most studied of them is the so-called Ising model, which exhibits a phase transition at a finite temperature between an ordered and disordered state in 2- or 3-dimensional space...
April 19, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381250/transcriptional-signatures-of-steroid-hormones-in-the-striatal-neurons-and-astrocytes
#8
Marcin Piechota, Michał Korostynski, Slawomir Golda, Joanna Ficek, Danuta Jantas, Ziolkowska Barbara, Ryszard Przewlocki
BACKGROUND: The mechanisms of steroids actions in the brain mainly involve the binding and nuclear translocation of specific cytoplasmic receptors. These receptors can act as transcription factors and regulate gene expression. However, steroid-dependent transcriptional regulation in different types of neural cells is not yet fully understood. The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare transcriptional alterations induced by various steroid receptor agonists in primary cultures of astrocytes and neurons from mouse brain...
April 5, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356066/effectiveness-of-conservative-interventions-for-sickness-and-pain-behaviors-induced-by-a-high-repetition-high-force-upper-extremity-task
#9
D L Xin, J Hadrévi, M E Elliott, M Amin, M Y Harris, A E Barr-Gillespie, M F Barbe
BACKGROUND: Systemic inflammation is known to induce sickness behaviors, including decreased social interaction and pain. We have reported increased serum inflammatory cytokines in a rat model of repetitive strain injury (rats perform an upper extremity reaching task for prolonged periods). Here, we sought to determine if sickness behaviors are induced in this model and the effectiveness of conservative treatments. METHODS: Experimental rats underwent initial training to learn a high force reaching task (10 min/day, 5 days/week for 6 weeks), with or without ibuprofen treatment (TRHF vs...
March 29, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340569/an-immunohistochemical-enzymatic-and-behavioral-study-of-cd157-bst-1-as-a-neuroregulator
#10
Haruhiro Higashida, Mingkun Liang, Toru Yoshihara, Shirin Akther, Azam Fakhrul, Cherepanov Stanislav, Tae-Sik Nam, Uh-Hyun Kim, Satoka Kasai, Tomoko Nishimura, Naila Al Mahmuda, Shigeru Yokoyama, Katsuhiko Ishihara, Maria Gerasimenko, Alla Salmina, Jing Zhong, Takahiro Tsuji, Chiharu Tsuji, Olga Lopatina
BACKGROUND: Recent rodent and human studies provide evidence in support of the fact that CD157, well known as bone marrow stromal cell antigen-1 (BST-1) and a risk factor in Parkinson's disease, also meaningfully acts in the brain as a neuroregulator and affects social behaviors. It has been shown that social behaviors are impaired in CD157 knockout mice without severe motor dysfunction and that CD157/BST1 gene single nucleotide polymorphisms are associated with autism spectrum disorder in humans...
March 24, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330464/spectral-temporal-eeg-dynamics-of-speech-discrimination-processing-in-infants-during-sleep
#11
Phillip M Gilley, Kristin Uhler, Kaylee Watson, Christine Yoshinaga-Itano
BACKGROUND: Oddball paradigms are frequently used to study auditory discrimination by comparing event-related potential (ERP) responses from a standard, high probability sound and to a deviant, low probability sound. Previous research has established that such paradigms, such as the mismatch response or mismatch negativity, are useful for examining auditory processes in young children and infants across various sleep and attention states. The extent to which oddball ERP responses may reflect subtle discrimination effects, such as speech discrimination, is largely unknown, especially in infants that have not yet acquired speech and language...
March 22, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320311/a-receptor-based-analysis-of-local-ecosystems-in-the-human-brain
#12
Skirmantas Janušonis
BACKGROUND: As a complex system, the brain is a self-organizing entity that depends on local interactions among cells. Its regions (anatomically defined nuclei and areas) can be conceptualized as cellular ecosystems, but the similarity of their functional profiles is poorly understood. The study used the Allen Human Brain Atlas to classify 169 brain regions into hierarchically-organized environments based on their expression of 100 G protein-coupled neurotransmitter receptors, with no a priori reference to the regions' positions in the brain's anatomy or function...
March 20, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288585/hypertonic-saline-attenuates-expression-of-notch-signaling-and-proinflammatory-mediators-in-activated-microglia-in-experimentally-induced-cerebral-ischemia-and-hypoxic-bv-2-microglia
#13
Wen-Xin Zeng, Yong-Li Han, Gao-Feng Zhu, Lin-Qiang Huang, Yi-Yu Deng, Qiao-Sheng Wang, Wen-Qiang Jiang, Miao-Yun Wen, Qian-Peng Han, Di Xie, Hong-Ke Zeng
BACKGROUND: Ischemic stroke is a major disease that threatens human health in ageing population. Increasing evidence has shown that neuroinflammatory mediators play crucial roles in the pathophysiology of cerebral ischemia injury. Notch signaling is recognized as the cell fate signaling but recent evidence indicates that it may be involved in the inflammatory response in activated microglia in cerebral ischemia. Previous report in our group demonstrated hypertonic saline (HS) could reduce the release of interleukin-1 beta and tumor necrosis factor-alpha in activated microglia, but the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms have remained uncertain...
March 14, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279169/effect-of-skilled-reaching-training-and-enriched-environment-on-generation-of-oligodendrocytes-in-the-adult-sensorimotor-cortex-and-corpus-callosum
#14
Silke Keiner, Fanny Niv, Susanne Neumann, Tanja Steinbach, Christian Schmeer, Katrin Hornung, Yvonne Schlenker, Martin Förster, Otto W Witte, Christoph Redecker
BACKGROUND: Increased motor activity or social interactions through enriched environment are strong stimulators of grey and white matter plasticity in the adult rodent brain. In the present study we evaluated whether specific reaching training of the dominant forelimb (RT) and stimulation of unspecific motor activity through enriched environment (EE) influence the generation of distinct oligodendrocyte subpopulations in the sensorimotor cortex and corpus callosum of the adult rat brain...
March 9, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270094/effect-of-spp1-on-nerve-degeneration-and-regeneration-after-rat-sciatic-nerve-injury
#15
Xingyu Liu, Yuhua Sun, Huaiqin Li, Yuting Li, Meiyuan Li, Ying Yuan, Shusen Cui, Dengbing Yao
BACKGROUND: Wallerian degeneration (WD) in injured peripheral nerves is associated with a large number of up- or down-regulated genes, but the effects of these changes are poorly understood. In our previous studies, we reported some key factors that are differentially expressed to activate nerve degeneration and regeneration during WD. Here, we determined the effects of secreted phosphoprotein 1 (Spp1) on WD after rat sciatic nerve injury. RESULTS: Spp1 was upregulated from 6 h to 14 days after sciatic nerve injury...
March 7, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264667/identifying-the-appropriate-time-for-deep-brain-stimulation-to-achieve-spatial-memory-improvement-on-the-morris-water-maze
#16
Da Un Jeong, Jihyeon Lee, Won Seok Chang, Jin Woo Chang
BACKGROUND: The possibility of using deep brain stimulation (DBS) for memory enhancement has recently been reported, but the precise underlying mechanisms of its effects remain unknown. Our previous study suggested that spatial memory improvement by medial septum (MS)-DBS may be associated with cholinergic regulation and neurogenesis. However, the affected stage of memory could not be distinguished because the stimulation was delivered during the execution of all memory processes. Therefore, this study was performed to determine the stage of memory affected by MS-DBS...
March 7, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264664/experience-dependent-modulation-of-alpha-and-beta-during-action-observation-and-motor-imagery
#17
Paula M Di Nota, Julie M Chartrand, Gabriella R Levkov, Rodrigo Montefusco-Siegmund, Joseph F X DeSouza
BACKGROUND: EEG studies investigating the neural networks that facilitate action observation (AO) and kinaesthetic motor imagery (KMI) have shown reduced, or desynchronized, power in the alpha (8-12 Hz) and beta (13-30 Hz) frequency bands relative to rest, reflecting efficient activation of task-relevant areas. Functional modulation of these networks through expertise in dance has been established using fMRI, with greater activation among experts during AO. While there is evidence for experience-dependent plasticity of alpha power during AO of dance, the influence of familiarity on beta power during AO, and alpha and beta activity during KMI, remain unclear...
March 6, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249604/upregulation-of-the-endothelin-a-eta-receptor-and-its-association-with-neurodegeneration-in-a-rodent-model-of-glaucoma
#18
Nolan R McGrady, Alena Z Minton, Dorota L Stankowska, Shaoqing He, Hayden B Jefferies, Raghu R Krishnamoorthy
BACKGROUND: Primary open angle glaucoma is a heterogeneous group of optic neuropathies that results in optic nerve degeneration and a loss of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) ultimately causing blindness if allowed to progress. Elevation of intraocular pressure (IOP) is the most attributable risk factor for developing glaucoma and lowering of IOP is currently the only available therapy. However, despite lowering IOP, neurodegenerative effects persist in some patients. Hence, it would be beneficial to develop approaches to promote neuroprotection of RGCs in addition to IOP lowering therapies...
March 1, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193169/eeg-correlates-of-working-memory-performance-in-females
#19
Yuri G Pavlov, Boris Kotchoubey
BACKGROUND: The study investigates oscillatory brain activity during working memory (WM) tasks. The tasks employed varied in two dimensions. First, they differed in complexity from average to highly demanding. Second, we used two types of tasks, which required either only retention of stimulus set or retention and manipulation of the content. We expected to reveal EEG correlates of temporary storage and central executive components of WM and to assess their contribution to individual differences...
February 13, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178946/quantitative-analysis-of-axon-collaterals-of-single-pyramidal-cells-of-the-anterior-piriform-cortex-of-the-guinea-pig
#20
Junli Yang, Gerhard Litscher, Zhongren Sun, Qiang Tang, Kiyoshi Kishi, Satoko Oda, Masaaki Takayanagi, Zemin Sheng, Yang Liu, Wenhai Guo, Ting Zhang, Lu Wang, Ingrid Gaischek, Daniela Litscher, Irmgard Th Lippe, Masaru Kuroda
BACKGROUND: The role of the piriform cortex (PC) in olfactory information processing remains largely unknown. The anterior part of the piriform cortex (APC) has been the focus of cortical-level studies of olfactory coding, and associative processes have attracted considerable attention as an important part in odor discrimination and olfactory information processing. Associational connections of pyramidal cells in the guinea pig APC were studied by direct visualization of axons stained and quantitatively analyzed by intracellular biocytin injection in vivo...
February 8, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
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