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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981196/social-defeat-stress-induces-depression-like-behavior-and-alters-spine-morphology-in-the-hippocampus-of-adolescent-male-c57bl-6-mice
#1
Sergio D Iñiguez, Antonio Aubry, Lace M Riggs, Jason B Alipio, Roseanna M Zanca, Francisco J Flores-Ramirez, Mirella A Hernandez, Steven J Nieto, David Musheyev, Peter A Serrano
Social stress, including bullying during adolescence, is a risk factor for common psychopathologies such as depression. To investigate the neural mechanisms associated with juvenile social stress-induced mood-related endophenotypes, we examined the behavioral, morphological, and biochemical effects of the social defeat stress model of depression on hippocampal dendritic spines within the CA1 stratum radiatum. Adolescent (postnatal day 35) male C57BL/6 mice were subjected to defeat episodes for 10 consecutive days...
December 2016: Neurobiology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981195/sex-differences-in-subcellular-distribution-of-delta-opioid-receptors-in-the-rat-hippocampus-in-response-to-acute-and-chronic-stress
#2
Sanoara Mazid, Baila S Hall, Shannon C Odell, Khalifa Stafford, Andreina D Dyer, Tracey A Van Kempen, Jane Selegean, Bruce S McEwen, Elizabeth M Waters, Teresa A Milner
Drug addiction requires associative learning processes that critically involve hippocampal circuits, including the opioid system. We recently found that acute and chronic stress, important regulators of addictive processes, affect hippocampal opioid levels and mu opioid receptor trafficking in a sexually dimorphic manner. Here, we examined whether acute and chronic stress similarly alters the levels and trafficking of hippocampal delta opioid receptors (DORs). Immediately after acute immobilization stress (AIS) or one-day after chronic immobilization stress (CIS), the brains of adult female and male rats were perfusion-fixed with aldehydes...
December 2016: Neurobiology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981194/differences-in-frontal-and-limbic-brain-activation-in-a-small-sample-of%C3%A2-monozygotic-twin-pairs-discordant-for-severe-stressful-life-events
#3
Detre A Godinez, Kateri McRae, Jessica R Andrews-Hanna, Harry Smolker, Marie T Banich
Monozygotic twin pairs provide a valuable opportunity to control for genetic and shared environmental influences while studying the effects of nonshared environmental influences. The question we address with this design is whether monozygotic twins selected for discordance in exposure to severe stressful life events during development (before age 18) demonstrate differences in brain activation during performance of an emotional word-face Stroop task. In this study, functional magnetic resonance imaging was used to assess brain activation in eighteen young adult twins who were discordant in exposure to severe stress such that one twin had two or more severe events compared to their control co-twin who had no severe events...
December 2016: Neurobiology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981193/acute-stress-does-not-affect-risky-monetary-decision-making
#4
Peter Sokol-Hessner, Candace M Raio, Sarah P Gottesman, Sandra F Lackovic, Elizabeth A Phelps
The ubiquitous and intense nature of stress responses necessitate that we understand how they affect decision-making. Despite a number of studies examining risky decision-making under stress, it is as yet unclear whether and in what way stress alters the underlying processes that shape our choices. This is in part because previous studies have not separated and quantified dissociable valuation and decision-making processes that can affect choices of risky options, including risk attitudes, loss aversion, and choice consistency, among others...
December 2016: Neurobiology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981192/forced-treadmill-exercise-can-induce-stress-and-increase-neuronal-damage-in-a-mouse-model-of-global-cerebral-ischemia
#5
Martina Svensson, Philip Rosvall, Antonio Boza-Serrano, Emelie Andersson, Jan Lexell, Tomas Deierborg
Physical exercise is known to be a beneficial factor by increasing the cellular stress tolerance. In ischemic stroke, physical exercise is suggested to both limit the brain injury and facilitate behavioral recovery. In this study we investigated the effect of physical exercise on brain damage following global cerebral ischemia in mice. We aimed to study the effects of 4.5 weeks of forced treadmill running prior to ischemia on neuronal damage, neuroinflammation and its effect on general stress by measuring corticosterone in feces...
December 2016: Neurobiology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981191/emergence-in-extinction-of-enhanced-and-persistent-responding-to-ambiguous-aversive-cues-is-associated-with-high-maoa-activity-in-the-prelimbic-cortex
#6
Guillaume L Poirier, Natsuko Hitora-Imamura, Carmen Sandi
There is a great deal of individual variability in the emotional outcomes of potentially traumatic events, and the underlying mechanisms are only beginning to be understood. In order to further our understanding of individual trajectories to trauma, its vulnerability and resilience, we adapted a model of fear expression to ambiguous vs perfect cues in adult male rats, and examined long-term fear extinction, 2, 3, and 50 days from acquisition. After the final conditioned fear test, mitochondrial enzyme monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) function was examined...
December 2016: Neurobiology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981190/stress-induced-neuroinflammatory-priming-a-liability-factor-in-the-etiology-of-psychiatric-disorders
#7
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Matthew G Frank, Michael D Weber, Linda R Watkins, Steven F Maier
Stress and glucocorticoids (GCs) have universally been considered to be anti-inflammatory, however in recent years, stress and GCs have been found to exert permissive effects (immunological priming) on neuroinflammatory processes. This phenomenon of priming is characterized by prior stress or GC exposure potentiating the neuroinflammatory response to a subsequent immune challenge. A considerable body of evidence is discussed here that supports this permissive effect of stress and GCs. In light of this evidence, a mechanism of neuroinflammatory priming is proposed involving a signal cascade in the brain involving danger-associated molecular patterns (HMGB-1) and inflammasomes (NLRP3), which results in an exaggerated or amplified neuroinflammatory response and subsequently, the amplification of the physiological and behavioral sequelae of this response (i...
October 2016: Neurobiology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981189/untangling-the-gordian-knot-of-hiv-stress-and-cognitive-impairment
#8
REVIEW
Arielle N Valdez, Leah H Rubin, Gretchen N Neigh
As individuals live longer with HIV, this "graying of the HIV epidemic" has introduced a new set of challenges including a growing number of age and inflammation-related diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, cancer, and dementia. The biological underpinnings of these complex and co-morbid diseases are not fully understood and become very difficult to disentangle in the context of HIV and aging. In the current review we examine the contributions and interactions of HIV, stress, and cognitive impairment and query the extent to which inflammation is the linchpin in these dynamic interactions...
October 2016: Neurobiology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981188/maternal-immune-activation-epigenetically-regulates-hippocampal-serotonin-transporter-levels
#9
Sonali N Reisinger, Eryan Kong, Deeba Khan, Stefan Schulz, Marianne Ronovsky, Stefanie Berger, Orsolya Horvath, Maureen Cabatic, Angelika Berger, Daniela D Pollak
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is one of the most debilitating psychiatric diseases, affecting a large percentage of the population worldwide. Currently, the underlying pathomechanisms remain incompletely understood, hampering the development of critically needed alternative therapeutic strategies, which further largely depends on the availability of suitable model systems. Here we used a mouse model of early life stress - a precipitating factor for the development of MDD - featuring infectious stress through maternal immune activation (MIA) by polyinosinic:polycytidilic acid (Poly(I:C)) to examine epigenetic modulations as potential molecular correlates of the alterations in brain structure, function and behavior...
October 2016: Neurobiology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981187/the-microbiome-a-key-regulator-of-stress-and-neuroinflammation
#10
REVIEW
Kieran Rea, Timothy G Dinan, John F Cryan
There is a growing emphasis on the relationship between the complexity and diversity of the microorganisms that inhabit our gut (human gastrointestinal microbiota) and health/disease, including brain health and disorders of the central nervous system. The microbiota-gut-brain axis is a dynamic matrix of tissues and organs including the brain, glands, gut, immune cells and gastrointestinal microbiota that communicate in a complex multidirectional manner to maintain homeostasis. Changes in this environment can lead to a broad spectrum of physiological and behavioural effects including hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activation, and altered activity of neurotransmitter systems and immune function...
October 2016: Neurobiology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981186/integrating-interleukin-6-into-depression-diagnosis-and-treatment
#11
REVIEW
Georgia E Hodes, Caroline Ménard, Scott J Russo
There is growing evidence of a relationship between inflammation and psychiatric illness. In particular, the cytokine Interleukin-6 (IL-6) has been linked to stress-related disorders such as depression and anxiety. Here we discuss evidence from preclinical and clinical studies examining the role of IL-6 in mood disorders. We focus on the functional role of peripheral and central release of IL-6 on the development of stress susceptibility and depression-associated behavior. By examining the contribution of both peripheral and central IL-6 to manifestations of stress-related symptomatology, we hope to broaden the way the field thinks about diagnosing and treating mood disorders...
October 2016: Neurobiology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981185/neuroinflammation-at-the-interface-of-depression-and-cardiovascular-disease-evidence-from-rodent-models-of-social-stress
#12
REVIEW
Julie E Finnell, Susan K Wood
A large body of evidence has emerged linking stressful experiences, particularly from one's social environment, with psychiatric disorders. However, vast individual differences emerge in susceptibility to developing stress-related pathology which may be due to distinct differences in the inflammatory response to social stress. Furthermore, depression is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, another inflammatory-related disease, and results in increased mortality in depressed patients. This review is focused on discussing evidence for stress exposure resulting in persistent or sensitized inflammation in one individual while this response is lacking in others...
October 2016: Neurobiology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830164/association-between-serum-c-reactive-protein-and-dsm-iv-generalized-anxiety-disorder-in-adolescence-findings-from-the-alspac-cohort
#13
Golam M Khandaker, Stanley Zammit, Glyn Lewis, Peter B Jones
BACKGROUND: Animal studies suggest a role of inflammation in the pathophysiology of anxiety, but human studies of inflammatory markers and anxiety disorders are scarce. We report a study of serum C-reactive protein (CRP) and generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) from the general population-based ALSPAC birth cohort. METHODS: DSM-IV diagnosis of GAD was obtained from 5365 cohort members during face-to-face clinical assessment at age 16 years, of which 3392 also provided data on serum high sensitivity CRP levels...
October 2016: Neurobiology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981184/pioglitazone-a-ppar%C3%AE-agonist-rescues-depression-associated-with-obesity-using-chronic-unpredictable-mild-stress-model-in-experimental-mice
#14
Yeshwant Kurhe, Radhakrishnan Mahesh
Pioglitazone, a peroxisome proliferator activated receptor gamma (PPARγ) agonist belonging to thiazolidinedione class, is mainly used in diabetes mellitus. Obese subjects are twice likely to become depressed than non-obese individuals. The biological mechanisms linking depression with obesity still remain poorly understood and there is immense need for better therapeutic intervention against such co-morbid disorders. The present study investigates the effect of pioglitazone on the chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) induced depression in obese mice by using behavioral tests and biochemical estimations...
June 2016: Neurobiology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981183/sex-differences-in-sleep-anhedonia-and-hpa-axis-activity-in-a-rat-model-of-chronic-social-defeat
#15
Gayle G Page, Mark R Opp, Sharon L Kozachik
Repeated bouts of a major stressor such as social defeat are well known to induce a depression phenotype in male rats. Despite strong evidence and acknowledgement that women have a two-fold lifetime greater risk of developing major depression compared to men, the inclusion of female rats in studies employing social defeat are very rare; their absence is attributed to less aggressive interactions. This study sought to compare in male and female rats the impact of repeated social defeat, three times per week for four weeks, on the development of changes in sleep architecture and continuity, sucrose preference as a measure of anhedonia, changes in body weight, and basal plasma corticosterone levels...
June 2016: Neurobiology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981182/stress-induced-increases-in-progesterone-and-cortisol-in-naturally-cycling-women
#16
Alexandra Ycaza Herrera, Shawn E Nielsen, Mara Mather
Studies with animals of both sexes show that the adrenal glands release progesterone in addition to cortisol in response to stress. However, little is known about the progesterone response to stress in naturally cycling women. We investigated the effect of stress on estradiol, progesterone, and cortisol levels in women during the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle. We found that physical stress (the cold pressor test) had no effect on estradiol levels, but increased progesterone and cortisol. We also found positive correlations between baseline progesterone and cortisol levels, as well as between the change in progesterone and cortisol before and after water exposure in both the stress and control sessions...
June 2016: Neurobiology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981181/stress-potentiates-decision-biases-a-stress-induced-deliberation-to-intuition-sidi-model
#17
REVIEW
Rongjun Yu
Humans often make decisions in stressful situations, for example when the stakes are high and the potential consequences severe, or when the clock is ticking and the task demand is overwhelming. In response, a whole train of biological responses to stress has evolved to allow organisms to make a fight-or-flight response. When under stress, fast and effortless heuristics may dominate over slow and demanding deliberation in making decisions under uncertainty. Here, I review evidence from behavioral studies and neuroimaging research on decision making under stress and propose that stress elicits a switch from an analytic reasoning system to intuitive processes, and predict that this switch is associated with diminished activity in the prefrontal executive control regions and exaggerated activity in subcortical reactive emotion brain areas...
June 2016: Neurobiology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981180/enhancement-of-striatum-dependent-memory-by-conditioned-fear-is-mediated-by-beta-adrenergic-receptors-in-the-basolateral-amygdala
#18
Travis D Goode, Kah-Chung Leong, Jarid Goodman, Stephen Maren, Mark G Packard
Emotional arousal can have a profound impact on various learning and memory processes. For example, unconditioned emotional stimuli (e.g., predator odor or anxiogenic drugs) enhance dorsolateral striatum (DLS)-dependent habit memory. These effects critically depend on a modulatory role of the basolateral complex of the amygdala (BLA). Recent work indicates that, like unconditioned emotional stimuli, exposure to an aversive conditioned stimulus (CS) (i.e., a tone previously paired with shock) can also enhance consolidation of DLS-dependent habit memory...
June 2016: Neurobiology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981179/striatal-dopamine-d2-3-receptor-regulation-by-stress-inoculation-in-squirrel-monkeys
#19
Alex G Lee, Jordan M Nechvatal, Bin Shen, Christine L Buckmaster, Michael J Levy, Frederick T Chin, Alan F Schatzberg, David M Lyons
Intermittent mildly stressful situations provide opportunities to learn, practice, and improve coping in a process called stress inoculation. Stress inoculation also enhances cognitive control and response inhibition of impulsive motivated behavior. Cognitive control and motivation have been linked to striatal dopamine D2 and/or D3 receptors (DRD2/3) in rodents, monkeys, and humans. Here, we study squirrel monkeys randomized early in life to stress inoculation with or without maternal companionship and a no-stress control treatment condition...
June 2016: Neurobiology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981178/biological-and-psychological-predictors-of-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-onset-and-chronicity-a-one-year-prospective-study
#20
C Gandubert, J Scali, M-L Ancelin, I Carrière, A-M Dupuy, G Bagnolini, K Ritchie, M Sebanne, L Martrille, E Baccino, A Hermès, J Attal, I Chaudieu
BACKGROUND: Few studies have prospectively examined risk factors for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the aftermath of a traumatic exposure. The aim of this study is to identify the concurrent influence of psychological and biological diatheses on PTSD onset and maintenance, taking into account socio-demographic factors and psychiatric antecedents. METHODS: A total of 123 civilians (61.8% of women) recruited in emergency units, were assessed using validated instruments during the first week and then at 1, 4, and 12 months post-trauma...
June 2016: Neurobiology of Stress
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