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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212563/progression-of-motor-deficits-in-glioma-bearing-mice-impact-of-cnf1-therapy-at-symptomatic-stages
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Eleonora Vannini, Federica Maltese, Francesco Olimpico, Alessia Fabbri, Mario Costa, Matteo Caleo, Laura Baroncelli
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most aggressive type of brain tumor. In this context, animal models represent excellent tools for the early detection and longitudinal mapping of neuronal dysfunction, that are critical in the preclinical validation of new therapeutic strategies. In a mouse glioma model, we developed sensitive behavioral readouts that allow early recognizing and following neurological symptoms. We injected GL261 cells into the primary motor cortex of syngenic mice and we used a battery of behavioral tests to longitudinally monitor the dysfunction induced by tumor growth...
February 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211486/motor-phenotype-is-not-associated-with-vascular-dysfunction-in-symptomatic-huntington-s-disease-transgenic-r6-2-160-cag-mice
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A Di Pardo, A Carrizzo, A Damato, S Castaldo, E Amico, L Capocci, M Ambrosio, F Pompeo, C De Sanctis, C C Spinelli, A A Puca, P Remondelli, V Maglione, C Vecchione
Whereas Huntington's disease (HD) is unequivocally a neurological disorder, a critical mass of emerging studies highlights the occurrence of peripheral pathology like cardiovascular defects in both animal models and humans. The overt impairment in cardiac function is normally expected to be associated with peripheral vascular dysfunction, however whether this assumption is reasonable or not in HD is still unknown. In this study we functionally characterized the vascular system in R6/2 mouse model (line 160 CAG), which recapitulates several features of human pathology including cardiac disease...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207863/identification-of-age-dependent-motor-and-neuropsychological-behavioural-abnormalities-in-a-mouse-model-of-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-ii
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Hélène F E Gleitz, Claire O'Leary, Rebecca J Holley, Brian W Bigger
Severe mucopolysaccharidosis type II (MPS II) is a progressive lysosomal storage disease caused by mutations in the IDS gene, leading to a deficiency in the iduronate-2-sulfatase enzyme that is involved in heparan sulphate and dermatan sulphate catabolism. In constitutive form, MPS II is a multi-system disease characterised by progressive neurocognitive decline, severe skeletal abnormalities and hepatosplenomegaly. Although enzyme replacement therapy has been approved for treatment of peripheral organs, no therapy effectively treats the cognitive symptoms of the disease and novel therapies are in development to remediate this...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203480/a-novel-immunosuppressor-5r-5-hydroxytriptolide-alleviates-movement-disorder-and-neuroinflammation-in-a-6-ohda-hemiparkinsonian-rat-model
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Ruijun Su, Min Sun, Wei Wang, Jianliang Zhang, Li Zhang, Junli Zhen, Yanjing Qian, Yan Zheng, Xiaomin Wang
Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the most common age-related neurodegenerative diseases. Promising therapies for PD still need to be explored. Immune dysfunction has been found to be involved in PD pathogenesis. Here, a novel immunosuppressor, (5R)-5-hydroxytriptolide (LLDT8), was used to treat 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-induced hemiparkinson rats. We found that oral administration of LLDT8 significantly alleviated apomorphine-induced rotations at a dose of 125 µg/kg, and improved performance in cylinder and rotarod tests at a lower dose of 31...
February 2017: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202327/synthesis-and-evaluation-of-anticonvulsant-properties-of-new-n-mannich-bases-derived-from-pyrrolidine-2-5-dione-and-its-3-methyl-3-isopropyl-and-3-benzhydryl-analogs
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Sabina Rybka, Jolanta Obniska, Anna Rapacz, Barbara Filipek, Paweł Żmudzki
The aim of this paper was to describe the synthesis of a library of 28 new 1,3-substituted pyrrolidine-2,5-dione as potential anticonvulsant agents. The anticonvulsant activity was evaluated using three acute models of seizures in mice (MES-maximal electroshock, scPTZ-subcutaneous pentylenetetrazole, and 6Hz-psychomotor seizure tests). The neurotoxicity was determined by rotarod test. The most promising compound was found to be N-[{morpholin-1-yl}-methyl]-3-benzhydryl-pyrrolidine-2,5-dione (15), as it was active in the MES (ED50=41...
February 4, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195036/gsk-3%C3%AE-inhibition-induced-neuroprotection-regeneration-and-functional-recovery-after-intracerebral-hemorrhagic-stroke
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Yingying Zhao, Zheng Zachory Wei, James Ya Zhang, Yongbo Zhang, Soonmi Won, Jinmei Sun, Shan Ping Yu, Jimei Li, Ling Wei
Hemorrhagic stroke is a devastating disease that lacks effective therapies. In the present investigation, we tested 6-bromoindirubin-3'-oxime (BIO) as a selective glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β) inhibitor in a mouse model of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). ICH was induced by injection of collagenase IV into the striatum of 8 to 10-week old C57BL/6 mice. BIO (8 µg/kg, i.p.) was administered following either an acute delivery (0 - 2 hr delay) or a prolonged regimen (every 48 hrs starting at 3 days postICH)...
February 14, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191785/impact-of-the-secretome-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-brain-structure-and-animal-behavior-in-a-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Fábio G Teixeira, Miguel M Carvalho, Krishna M Panchalingam, Ana J Rodrigues, Bárbara Mendes-Pinheiro, Sandra Anjo, Bruno Manadas, Leo A Behie, Nuno Sousa, António J Salgado
Research in the last decade strongly suggests that mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-mediated therapeutic benefits are mainly due to their secretome, which has been proposed as a possible therapeutic tool for the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD). Indeed, it has been shown that the MSC secretome increases neurogenesis and cell survival, and has numerous neuroprotective actions under different conditions. Additionally, using dynamic culturing conditions (through computer-controlled bioreactors) can further modulate the MSC secretome, thereby generating a more potent neurotrophic factor cocktail (i...
February 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191691/bace1-regulates-the-proliferation-and-cellular-functions-of-schwann-cells
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Xiangyou Hu, Hailong Hou, Chinthasagar Bastian, Wanxia He, Shupeng Qiu, Yingying Ge, Xinhua Yin, Grahame J Kidd, Sylvain Brunet, Bruce D Trapp, Selva Baltan, Riqiang Yan
BACE1 is an indispensable enzyme for generating β-amyloid peptides, which are excessively accumulated in brains of Alzheimer's patients. However, BACE1 is also required for proper myelination of peripheral nerves, as BACE1-null mice display hypomyelination. To determine the precise effects of BACE1 on myelination, here we have uncovered a role of BACE1 in the control of Schwann cell proliferation during development. We demonstrate that BACE1 regulates the cleavage of Jagged-1 and Delta-1, two membrane-bound ligands of Notch...
February 13, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185127/egb761-ameliorates-neuronal-apoptosis-and-promotes-angiogenesis-in-experimental-intracerebral-hemorrhage-via-rsk1-gsk3%C3%AE-pathway
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Chao Pan, Na Liu, Ping Zhang, Qian Wu, Hong Deng, Feng Xu, Lifei Lian, Qiming Liang, Yang Hu, Suiqiang Zhu, Zhouping Tang
Neuronal apoptosis after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) plays an essential role in neurological deterioration. Preclinical studies have shown that EGb761, an extract of Ginkgo biloba, is neuroprotective in some other neurological diseases with apoptosis. This study was conducted to investigate the potential neuroprotective effect of EGb761 on neuronal apoptosis in experimental ICH. A model of ICH was induced in C57BL/6 mice by injecting collagenase. EGb761 was administered for 21 days and neurologic behaviors were assessed at 1, 3, 7, 14, and 21 days after ICH...
February 9, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178592/sertraline-and-venlafaxine-improves-motor-performance-and-neurobehavioral-deficit-in-quinolinic-acid-induced-huntington-s-like-symptoms-in-rats-possible-neurotransmitters-modulation
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Jaskamal Singh Gill, Sumit Jamwal, Puneet Kumar, Rahul Deshmukh
BACKGROUND: Huntington Disease is autosomal, fatal and progressive neurodegenerative disorder for which clinically available drugs offer only symptomatic relief. Emerging strides have indicated that antidepressants improve motor performance, restore neurotransmitters level, ameliorates striatal atrophy, increases BDNF level and may enhance neurogenesis. Therefore, we investigated sertraline and venlafaxine, clinically available drugs for depression with numerous neuroprotective properties, for their beneficial effects, if any, in quinolinic acid induced Huntington's like symptoms in rats...
November 18, 2016: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177724/dose-dependent-decrease-in-mortality-with-no-cognitive-or-muscle-function-improvements-due-to-dietary-egcg-supplementation-in-aged-mice
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Brandt D Pence, Tushar K Bhattacharya, Pul Park, Jennifer L Rytych, Jacob M Allen, Yi Sun, Robert H McCusker, Keith W Kelley, Rodney W Johnson, Justin S Rhodes, Jeffrey A Woods
We have previously shown that a diet containing epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and beta-alanine is not effective in improving either cognitive or muscle function in aged (18 month) mice (Gibbons et al. Behav Brain Res 2014, Pence et al. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 2016). However, this diet reduced oxidative stress in the brain, and previous studies using longer-term interventions and other doses have documented beneficial effects in cognitive and muscle function, especially with EGCG. Here we hypothesized that a different dose of EGCG or longer feeding period would be more efficacious in improving cognition...
January 5, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167338/dissociation-between-dopaminergic-response-and-motor-behavior-following-intrastriatal-but-not-intravenous-transplant-of-bone-marrow-mononuclear-stem-cells-in-a-mouse-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Caroline Calice da Silva, Bárbara Nunes Azevedo, Denise Cantarelli Machado, Eduardo R Zimmer, Leo Anderson Meira Martins, Jaderson Costa da Costa
Parkinson's disease is characterized by the progressive loss of dopaminergic neurons from the substantia nigra, a process that leads to a dopamine deficiency in the striatum. This deficiency is responsible for the development of motor symptoms, including resting tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity and postural instability. Based on the observation of substantial neuronal death, alternatives to Parkinson's disease treatment have been studied, including cell-based therapies. The present study aimed to assess the therapeutic potential of intravenous and intrastriatal transplant of bone marrow mononuclear cells in a mouse model of Parkinson's disease...
February 3, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167230/adaptation-to-a-blood-pressure-telemetry-system-revealed-by-measures-of-activity-agility-and-operant-learning-in-mice
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Anfisa Popova, Darya Tsvirkun, Oleg Dolgov, Konstantin Anokhin, Jeffrey Alberts, Evgeniia Lagereva, Marc-Antoine Custaud, Guillemette Gauquelin-Koch, Olga Vinogradova, Alexander Andreev-Andrievskiy
INTRODUCTION: Implantable telemetry enables continuous monitoring of physiological functions in freely moving animals and can greatly complement pharmacological research. Despite its miniaturization, a sensor/transmitter constitutes 5% or more of a mouse's bodyweight. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether factors related to the presence of a probe/transmitter influence the ambulatory activity, strength, agility, or operant, motivated behaviors of this small rodent. METHODS: Adult male mice (C57BL/6N, 22-25g, 9-10weeks; implanted n=26, intact n=45) were evaluated during week-long tests, conducted three and eight weeks after surgical implantation of the PA-C10 blood pressure probe...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160299/sedative-and-motor-incoordination-effects-of-ethanol-in-mice-lacking-cd14-tlr2-tlr4-or-myd88
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Yuri A Blednov, Mendy Black, Jillian M Benavidez, Adriana Da Costa, Jody Mayfield, R Adron Harris
BACKGROUND: In our companion article, we examined the role of MyD88-dependent signaling in ethanol (EtOH) consumption in mice lacking key components of this inflammatory pathway and observed differential effects on drinking. Here, we studied the role of these same signaling components in the acute sedative, intoxicating, and physiological effects of EtOH. Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) has been reported to strongly reduce the duration of EtOH-induced sedation, although most studies do not support its direct involvement in EtOH consumption...
February 3, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143498/neuroprotective-effects-of-intrastriatal-injection-of-rapamycin-in-a-mouse-model-of-excitotoxicity-induced-by-quinolinic-acid
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Soraya Wilke Saliba, Erica Leandro Marciano Vieira, Rebeca Priscila de Melo Santos, Eduardo Candelario-Jalil, Bernd L Fiebich, Luciene Bruno Vieira, Antonio Lucio Teixeira, Antonio Carlos Pinheiro de Oliveira
BACKGROUND: The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is a kinase involved in a variety of physiological and pathological functions. However, the exact role of mTOR in excitotoxicity is poorly understood. Here, we investigated the effects of mTOR inhibition with rapamycin against neurodegeneration, and motor impairment, as well as inflammatory profile caused by an excitotoxic stimulus. METHODS: A single and unilateral striatal injection of quinolinic acid (QA) was used to induce excitotoxicity in mice...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143405/early-start-of-progressive-motor-deficits-in-line-61-%C3%AE-synuclein-transgenic-mice
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R Rabl, C Breitschaedel, S Flunkert, S Duller, D Amschl, J Neddens, V Niederkofler, E Rockenstein, E Masliah, H Roemer, B Hutter-Paier
BACKGROUND: Synucleinopathies such as Parkinson's disease or multiple system atrophy are characterized by Lewy bodies in distinct brain areas. These aggregates are mainly formed by α-synuclein inclusions, a protein crucial for synaptic functions in the healthy brain. Transgenic animal models of synucleinopathies are frequently based on over-expression of human wild type or mutated α-synuclein under the regulatory control of different promoters. A promising model is the Line 61 α-synuclein transgenic mouse that expresses the transgene under control of the Thy-1 promoter...
January 31, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128448/chronic-infusion-of-sod1-g93a-astrocyte-secreted-factors-induces-spinal-motoneuron-degeneration-and-neuromuscular-dysfunction-in-healthy-rats
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U N Ramírez-Jarquín, F Rojas, B van Zundert, R Tapia
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a fatal neurodegenerative disease and studies in vitro show that motoneuron degeneration is triggered by non-cell-autonomous mechanisms. However, whether soluble toxic factor(s) released by mutant superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) expressing astrocytes induces death of motoneurons and leads to motor dysfunction in vivo is not known. To directly test this, healthy adult rats were treated with conditioned media derived from primary mouse astrocytes (ACM) that express human (h) SOD1(G93A) (ACM-hG93A) via chronic osmotic pump infusion in the lumbar spinal cord...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125600/conjugated-linoleic-acid-administration-induces-amnesia-in-male-sprague-dawley-rats-and-exacerbates-recovery-from-functional-deficits-induced-by-a-controlled-cortical-impact-injury
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Rastafa I Geddes, Kentaro Hayashi, Quinn Bongers, Marlyse Wehber, Icelle M Anderson, Alex D Jansen, Chase Nier, Emily Fares, Gabrielle Farquhar, Amita Kapoor, Toni E Ziegler, Sivan VadakkadathMeethal, Ian M Bird, Craig S Atwood
Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids like conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) are required for normal neural development and cognitive function and have been ascribed various beneficial functions. Recently, oral CLA also has been shown to increase testosterone (T) biosynthesis, which is known to diminish traumatic brain injury (TBI)-induced neuropathology and reduce deficits induced by stroke in adult rats. To test the impact of CLA on cognitive recovery following a TBI, 5-6 month old male Sprague Dawley rats received a focal injury (craniectomy + controlled cortical impact (CCI; n = 17)) or Sham injury (craniectomy alone; n = 12) and were injected with 25 mg/kg body weight of Clarinol® G-80 (80% CLA in safflower oil; n = 16) or saline (n = 13) every 48 h for 4 weeks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120140/lithium-chloride-promotes-neuronal-differentiation-of-rat-neural-stem-cells-and-enhances-neural-regeneration-in-parkinson-s-disease-model
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Li Qi, Yonggang Tang, Wei He, Honghua Pan, Wenxian Jiang, Lin Wang, Weilin Deng
Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the most common neural degenerative disease, affecting millions of people globally. Great progress has been made in the PD treatment, and one of the most promising one is the stem cell-based therapy. Thus, studies on the differentiation of neural stem cells (NSCs) are important to the advancement in PD therapy. In this study, we used the rat NSCs to elucidate the role of Lithium in the proliferation and differentiation of NSCs by immunostaining against Ki67 and BrdU analysis as well as immunostaining against specific neuronal markers...
January 24, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119160/evaluation-of-prepulse-inhibition-and-memory-impairments-at-early-stage-of-cirrhosis-may-be-considered-as-a-diagnostic-index-for-minimal-hepatic-encephalopathy
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Iraj Aghaei, Seyed Soheil Saeedi Saravi, Samaneh Ghotbi Ravandi, Masoumeh Nozari, Ali Roudbari, Afshin Dalili, Mohammad Shabani, Ahmad Reza Dehpour
Minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE), which represents the early stage of this condition, is not clinically apparent and is prevalent in up to 80% of patients. The poor outcomes of MHE encouraged us to identify more simple methods for early diagnosis of MHE. To this purpose, we evaluated the contemporary manifestations of motor, cognitive and sensorimotor gaiting deficits following bile duct-ligation (BDL). Male Wistar rats were undergone BDL to induce cirrhosis and locomotor, spatial learning and memory and sensorimotor gating were assessed 2, 3, and 4weeks after the operation by rotarod, Morris water-maze and prepulse inhibition (PPI) tests...
January 21, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
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