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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533741/adulthood-exposure-to-lipopolysaccharide-exacerbates-the-neurotoxic-and-inflammatory-effects-of-rotenone-in-the-substantia-nigra
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Chun Huang, Li Zhu, Huan Li, Fu-Guo Shi, Guo-Qing Wang, Yi-Zheng Wei, Jie Liu, Feng Zhang
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most neurodegenerative disorder with a regional decrease of dopamine (DA) neurons in the substantia nigra (SN). Despite intense exploration, the etiology of PD progressive process remains unclear. This study was to investigate the synergistic effects of systemic inflammation of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and neurotoxicity of rotenone (ROT) on exacerbating DA neuron lesion. Male SD adulthood rats received a single intraperitoneal injection of LPS. Seven months later, rats were subcutaneously given ROT five times a week for consecutive 4 weeks...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526446/thymoquinone-exerts-neuroprotective-effect-in-animal-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Seyedeh Shohreh Ebrahimi, Shahrbanoo Oryan, Esmael Izadpanah, Kambiz Hassanzadeh
Oxidative stress plays an important role in both the initiation and progression of Parkinson's disease (PD). Rotenone, an environmental toxin, induces oxidative stress and impact mitochondrial dynamics, including fission and fusion. Thymoquinone (TQ) has been reported to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory characteristics in vitro and in vivo. TQ scavenges free radicals so prevents cell damage against oxidative agents. To evaluate the efficacy of TQ in the management of PD, male Wistar rats (8-10 months) received rotenone...
May 16, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520686/clinical-correlates-to-assist-with-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-diagnosis-insights-from-a-novel-rodent-repeat-concussion-model
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Gretchen M Thomsen, Ara Ko, Megan Y Harada, Annie Ma, Livia Wyss, Patricia Haro, Jean-Philippe Vit, Pablo Avalos, Navpreet K Dhillon, Noell Cho, Oksana Shelest, Eric J Ley
INTRODUCTION: Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative disease linked to repetitive head injuries. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy symptoms include changes in mood, behavior, cognition, and motor function; however, CTE is currently diagnosed only postmortem. Using a rat model of recurrent traumatic brain injury (TBI), we demonstrate rodent deficits that predict the severity of CTE-like brain pathology. METHODS: Bilateral, closed-skull, mild TBI was administered once per week to 35 wild-type rats; eight rats received two injuries (2×TBI), 27 rats received five injuries (5×TBI), and 13 rats were sham controls...
June 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508173/neuroprotective-effects-of-lycium-barbarum-polysaccharide-on-focal-cerebral-ischemic-injury-in-mice
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Peng Zhao, Ru Zhou, Xiao-Yun Zhu, Gang Liu, Yu-Ping Zhao, Peng-Sheng Ma, Wei Wu, Yang Niu, Tao Sun, Yu-Xiang Li, Jian-Qiang Yu, Zhong-Ming Qian
Increasing evidence demonstrates inflammation contributes to neuronal death following cerebral ischemia. Lycium barbarum polysaccharide (LBP) has been reported to prevent scopolamine-induced cognitive and memory deficits. We recently indicated that LBP exerts neuroprotective effect against focal cerebral ischemic injury in mice via attenuating the mitochondrial apoptosis pathway. The aim of this study was to investigate the neuroprotective effects of LBP against the behavioral dysfunction induced by focal cerebral ischemia injury in mice...
May 15, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505350/evidence-of-altered-trigeminal-nociception-in-an-animal-model-of-fibromyalgia
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Masoud Nazeri, Mohammad-Reza Zarei, Amin-Reza Pourzare, Hamid-Reza Ghahreh-Chahi, Fatemeh Abareghi, Mohammad Shabani
Objective. : Fibromyalgia (FM) is a debilitating chronic condition that significantly affects quality of life. A strong association has been demonstrated between FM and chronic pain in the trigeminal region in clinical studies. This study was performed to evaluate the response to acute and chronic noxious stimuli applied to the facial region. Methods. : Adult male Wistar rats (250-270 g, N = 10 for each group) were used in the current study. A subchronic swim stress model was used as the animal model of FM...
May 13, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490880/protective-efficacy-of-a-single-salvianolic-acid-a-treatment-on-photothrombosis-induced-sustained-spatial-memory-impairments
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Chun-Xiang Jiao, Heng Zhou, Chun-Xian Yang, Chen Ma, Yue-Xiong Yang, Rong-Rong Mao, Lin Xu, Qi-Xin Zhou
With respect to the high burden of ischemic stroke and the absence of pharmacological treatment for promoting rehabilitation, promising candidates with specific effects on long-term functional recovery are highly desired. Candidates need reasonable experimental paradigms to evaluate the long-term functional outcome focused on ischemia-induced sensorimotor and memory deficits. "Danshen", a traditional Chinese herb, has long been used to treat coronary and cerebral vascular diseases as well as dementia. Salvianolic acid A (SAA), one of the major active ingredients of Danshen, was demonstrated to be effective in protecting against cerebral ischemic injury...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487967/comparative-analysis-of-the-beneficial-effects-of-treadmill-training-and-electroacupuncture-in-a-rat-model-of-neonatal-hypoxia-ischemia
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Ha Neui Kim, Malk Eun Pak, Myung Jun Shin, Soo Yeon Kim, Yong Beom Shin, Young Ju Yun, Hwa Kyoung Shin, Byung Tae Choi
In the present study, we investigated whether treadmill training and electroacupuncture (EA) have autonomous or synergistic beneficial effects on deficits caused by neonatal hypoxia‑ischemia in Sprague-Dawley rats. For this purpose, rats subjected to hypoxia-ischemia underwent treadmill training and EA stimulation from 4 to 8 weeks of age. Conventional EA (CEA) and scalp EA (SEA) were delivered by electrical stimulation (2 Hz, 1 mA) at traditional acupoints and at the scalp to the primary motor area, respectively...
June 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487191/human-lrrk2-g2019s-mutation-represses-post-synaptic-protein-psd95-and-causes-cognitive-impairment-in-transgenic-mice
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Samuel O Adeosun, Xu Hou, Baoying Zheng, Heather L Melrose, Thomas Mosley, Jun Ming Wang
BACKGROUND: LRRK2 G2019S mutation is associated with increased kinase activity and is the most common mutation associated with late-onset PD. However, the transgenic mouse model has not recapitulated cardinal PD-related motor phenotypes. Non-motor symptoms of PD including cognitive impairments are very common and may appear earlier than the motor symptoms. The objective of this study was to determine whether human LRRK2 with G2019S mutation causes hippocampus-dependent cognitive deficits in mice Results Male (LRRK2-G2019S) LRRK2-Tg mice showed impairments in the early portion of the Two-day radial arm water maze acquisition trial as well as in the reversal learning on the third day...
May 6, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483659/the-long-non-coding-rna-neat1-is-an-important-mediator-of-the-therapeutic-effect-of-bexarotene-on-traumatic-brain-injury-in-mice
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Jianjun Zhong, Li Jiang, Zhijian Huang, Hongrong Zhang, Chongjie Cheng, Han Liu, Junchi He, Jingchuan Wu, Rami Darwazeh, Yue Wu, Xiaochuan Sun
OBJECTIVE: Bexarotene treatments exert neuroprotective effects on mice following traumatic brain injury (TBI). The present study aims to investigate the potential roles of the long noncoding RNA Neat1 in the neuroprotective effects of bexarotene. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult male C57BL/6J mice (n=80) and newborn mice (within 24 h after birth) (n=20) were used to generate a "controlled cortical impact" (CCI) model and harvest primary cortex neurons, respectively...
May 5, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472841/denudatin-a-a-dimeric-acylphloroglucinol-from-hypericum-denudatum-presents-an-antinociceptive-effect-in-mice
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Henrique Bridi, Gabriela de Carvalho Meirelles, Sérgio Augusto de Loreto Bordignon, Stela Maris Kuze Rates, Gilsane Lino von Poser
A new dimeric acylphloroglucinol, denudatin A (1), was isolated from the flowering aerials parts of Hypericum denudatum, along with the known phloroglucinols selancin A (2), hyperbrasilol A (3), uliginosin B (4), and isouliginosin B (5). The structure of 1 was elucidated using 1D, 2D NMR, and MS experiments, and by comparison with previously reported data for Hypericum dimeric acylphloroglucinols. Denudatin A (1) and selancin A (2) were administered orally to mice displaying antinociceptive activity in the hot plate test...
May 4, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472678/characterisation-of-progressive-motor-deficits-in-whisker-movements-in-r6-2-q175-and-hdh-knock-in-mouse-models-of-huntington-s-disease
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Huw Garland, Nigel I Wood, Elizabeth A Skillings, Peter J Detloff, A Jennifer Morton, Robyn A Grant
BACKGROUND: Motor dysfunction is a major component of the Huntington's disease (HD) phenotype, both in patients and animal models. Motor function in mice is usually measured using tests that involve a novel environment, or require a degree of learning, which creates potential confounds in animals, such as anxiety and/or learning. NEW METHOD: We propose that studying whisker control provides a more naturalistic way to measure motor function in HD mice. To this end we tested three strains of HD mice; R6/2 (CAG250), zQ175 and Hdh (CAG50, 150 and 250) mice...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469105/long-term-levodopa-treatment-accelerates-the-circadian-rhythm-dysfunction-in-a-6-hydroxydopamine-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Si-Yue Li, Ya-Li Wang, Wen-Wen Liu, Dong-Jun Lyu, Fen Wang, Cheng-Jie Mao, Ya-Ping Yang, Li-Fang Hu, Chun-Feng Liu
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease (PD) patients with long-term levodopa (L-DOPA) treatment are suffering from severe circadian dysfunction. However, it is hard to distinguish that the circadian disturbance in patients is due to the disease progression itself, or is affected by L-DOPA replacement therapy. This study was to investigate the role of L-DOPA on the circadian dysfunction in a rat model of PD. METHODS: The rat model of PD was constructed by a bilateral striatal injection with 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA), followed by administration of saline or 25 mg/kg L-DOPA for 21 consecutive days...
May 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468601/anticonvulsant-activity-of-caryocar-coriaceum-wittm-fixed-pulp-oil-against-pentylenetetrazol-induced-seizures
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Cleide Correia Oliveira, Clarissa Vasconcelos Oliveira, Jéssica Grigoletto, Leandro Rodrigo Ribeiro, Vinícius Rafael Funck, Letícia Meier, Michele Rechia Fighera, Luiz Fernando Freire Royes, Ana Flávia Furian, Irwin Rose Alencar Menezes, Mauro Schneider Oliveira
OBJECTIVES: Epilepsy is a common brain disease and a major worldwide public health problem. The seizures in a significant number of patients suffering from epilepsy remain inadequately controlled by currently available pharmacological treatments. Accordingly, there is a need for the discovery of new anticonvulsant approaches with improved efficacy and a better safety profile. In this context, natural products can be a valuable source of substances with potential anticonvulsant activity...
May 3, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464523/low-level-light-emitting-diode-therapy-promotes-long-term-functional-recovery-after-experimental-stroke-in-mice
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Hae In Lee, Sae-Won Lee, Nam Gyun Kim, Kyoung-Jun Park, Byung Tae Choi, Yong-Il Shin, Hwa Kyoung Shin
We aimed to investigate the effects of low-level light emitting diode therapy (LED-T) on the long-term functional outcomes after cerebral ischemia, and the optimal timing of LED-T initiation for achieving suitable functional recovery. Focal cerebral ischemia was induced in mice via photothrombosis. These mice were assigned to a sham-operated (control), ischemic (vehicle), or LED-T group [initiation immediately (acute), 4 days (subacute) or 10 days (delayed) after ischemia, followed by once-daily treatment for 7 days]...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462043/lack-of-riluzole-efficacy-in-the-progression-of-the-neurodegenerative-phenotype-in-a-new-conditional-mouse-model-of-striatal-degeneration
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Grzegorz Kreiner, Katarzyna Rafa-Zabłocka, Piotr Chmielarz, Monika Bagińska, Irena Nalepa
BACKGROUND: Huntington's disease (HD) is a rare familial autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive degeneration of medium spiny neurons (MSNs) located in the striatum. Currently available treatments of HD are only limited to alleviating symptoms; therefore, high expectations for an effective therapy are associated with potential replacement of lost neurons through stimulation of postnatal neurogenesis. One of the drugs of potential interest for the treatment of HD is riluzole, which may act as a positive modulator of adult neurogenesis, promoting replacement of damaged MSNs...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458714/antiaging-and-anxiolytic-effects-of-combinatory-formulas-based-on-four-medicinal-herbs
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Rui Li, Wingman Chan, Waikin Mat, Yiucheong Ho, Rigil K Yeung, Shuiying Tsang, Hong Xue
The objective of the present study was to search for medicinal-herb combinations based on Radix Bupleurum chinense DC ("B"), Rhizoma Corydalis yanhusuo WT Wang ("Y"), Caulis Polygonum multiflorum Thunb ("P"), and Flos Albizia julibrissin Durazz ("A") for antiaging, anxiolytic, and sedative effects. Application of the D-galactose induced accelerated-aging model employing male ICR mice showed that oral administration of some combinations of B, Y, P, and A significantly improved spatial memory in Y-maze test and reduced brain levels of tumor necrosis factor-α and interleukin-6 based on immunoassays and oxidative stress marker malondialdehyde, based on the thiobarbituric acid test, and the loss of whiskers, indicating antiaging and antineurodegeneration effects...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450945/bupivacaine-effectively-relieves-inflammation-induced-pain-by-suppressing-activation-of-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signalling-pathway-and-inhibiting-the-activation-of-spinal-microglia-and-astrocytes
#17
Jingliang Zhang, Xinlian Deng
The pain induced by local acute inflammation results in mild to severe discomfort, in addition to the possibility of physiological dysfunction and psychiatric disorders, such as sleep disorders and depression. However, the pathogenesis of pain is yet to be fully elucidated. In the present study, the effects of bupivacaine were explored in rat models inflammatory pain in order to investigate the anti-pain mechanism of bupivacaine. Complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) was injected into the right rear foot of the rats to establish a model of transient inflammation-induced pain...
March 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435084/optimization-of-behavioural-tests-for-the-prediction-of-outcomes-in-mouse-models-of-focal-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion
#18
Zhuoyu Wen, Xiaomeng Xu, Lili Xu, Lian Yang, Xiaohui Xu, Juehu A Zhu, Li Wu, Yongjun Jiang, Xinfeng Liu
Intraluminal middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) is the most widely used model of stroke. We aimed to predict the outcome of MCAO using a combination of fine behavioural tests for the prediction of unsuccessful surgery in mice leading to no infarction, haemorrhage and unexpected death. MCAO was performed on adult mice under the guidance of laser-Doppler flowmetry (LDF) to warrant a decrease in regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in the MCA territory. Four outcomes of MCAO were defined according to histological analysis: infarction, no infarction, haemorrhage and unexpected death (death within 24 h post-surgery)...
April 20, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432424/variations-of-isovaline-structure-related-to-activity-in-the-formalin-foot-assay-in-mice
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Timothy Fung, Yahya I Asiri, Richard Wall, Stephan K W Schwarz, Ernest Puil, Bernard A MacLeod
Current centrally acting analgesics such as opioids are associated with adverse effects that limit their use and threaten patient safety. Isovaline is a novel prototype analgesic that produces peripheral antinociception in several pain models with little or no effect on the central nervous system. The aim of this study was to establish a preliminary structure-activity relationship for isovaline derivatives by assaying efficacy in the formalin foot assay and central adverse effect profile in mice. Selected compounds were tested using the formalin foot assay to determine efficacy in reducing formalin-induced behaviors...
April 21, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421542/neural-stem-cell-transplantation-promotes-functional-recovery-from-traumatic-brain-injury-via-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-mediated-neuroplasticity
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Liu-Lin Xiong, Yue Hu, Piao Zhang, Zhuo Zhang, Li-Hong Li, Guo-Dong Gao, Xin-Fu Zhou, Ting-Hua Wang
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) induces cognitive impairments, motor and behavioral deficits. Previous evidences have suggested that neural stem cell (NSC) transplantation could facilitate functional recovery from brain insults, but their underlying mechanisms remains to be elucidated. Here, we established TBI model by an electromagnetic-controlled cortical impact device in the rats. Then, 5 μl NSCs (5.0 × 10(5)/μl), derived from green fluorescent protein (GFP) transgenic mouse, was transplanted into the traumatic brain regions of rats at 24 h after injury...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
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