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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336493/the-central-mechanism-of-risperidone-induced-hyperprolactinemia
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Wei-Wei Sun, Lin-Yu Li, Xu-Feng Huang, Yan-Chuan Shi, He-Qin Yang, Zhi-Yuan Song, Shu Lin
Risperidone is known to increase prolactin secretion in treating mental illness patients. This side-effect is thought to be mediated via central signaling pathway. However, the exact pathway involved between risperidone and hyperprolactinemia are still unknown. Therefore, we have treated mice with risperidone and investigate the central mechanisms. The present study showed that in risperidone treated group, the level of the serum prolactin significantly increased, which was consistent with increased positive prolactin staining in pituitary gland...
March 20, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303372/ellagic-acid-ameliorates-learning-and-memory-deficits-in-a-rat-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease-an-exploration-of-underlying-mechanisms
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Zahra Kiasalari, Rana Heydarifard, Mohsen Khalili, Siamak Afshin-Majd, Tourandokht Baluchnejadmojarad, Elham Zahedi, Ashkan Sanaierad, Mehrdad Roghani
RATIONALE: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder with irreversible loss of intellectual abilities. Current therapies for AD are still insufficient. OBJECTIVE: In this study, the effect of ellagic acid on learning and memory deficits was evaluated in intrahippocampal amyloid beta (Aβ25-35)-microinjected rats and its modes of action were also explored. METHODS: AD rat model was induced by bilateral intrahippocampal microinjection of Aβ25-35 and ellagic acid was daily administered (10, 50, and 100 mg/kg), and learning, recognition memory, and spatial memory were evaluated in addition to histochemical assessment, oxidative stress, cholinesterases activity, and level of nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-κB), Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), and nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2)...
March 16, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296277/effect-of-icariin-in-combination-with-daily-sildenafil-on-penile-atrophy-and-erectile-dysfunction-in-a-rat-model-of-bilateral-cavernous-nerves-injury
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Y Xu, H Xin, Y Wu, R Guan, H Lei, X Fu, Z Xin, Y Yang
The commonly utilized phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors do not lead to satisfactory penile erection after radical prostatectomy mainly because of insufficient nitric oxide drive from the damaged cavernous nerves. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and mechanisms of icariin in combination with daily sildenafil on neurogenic erectile dysfunction and penile atrophy in a rat model of bilateral cavernous nerves injury. Sixty male Sprague-Dawley rats injected with 5-ethynyl-2-deoxyuridine (50 mg/kg) at postnatal day 1 for the purpose of tracking endogenous stem cells in penis...
March 10, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270754/interaction-effect-of-social-isolation-and-high-dose-corticosteroid-on-neurogenesis-and-emotional-behavior
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Jackie N-M Chan, Jada C-D Lee, Sylvia S P Lee, Katy K Y Hui, Alan H L Chan, Timothy K-H Fung, Dalinda I Sánchez-Vidaña, Benson W-M Lau, Shirley P-C Ngai
Hypercortisolemia is one of the clinical features found in depressed patients. This clinical feature has been mimicked in animal studies via application of exogenous corticosterone (CORT). Previous studies suggested that CORT can induce behavioral disturbance in anxious-depressive like behavior, which is associated with suppressed neurogenesis. Hippocampal neurogenesis plays an important role in adult cognitive and behavioral regulation. Its suppression may thus lead to neuropsychiatric disorders. Similar to the effects of CORT on the animals' depression-like behaviors and neurogenesis, social deprivation has been regarded as one factor that predicts poor prognosis in depression...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268636/neural-representation-of-different-mandarin-tones-in-the-inferior-colliculus-of-the-guinea-pig
#5
Fei Peng, Nan Xia, Xing Wang, Xiao L Zheng, Yi Zhou, Xing Y Fan, Wen S Hou
Mandarin speech has four different tones and the coding mechanism underlying tone identification still remain unclear. Here in the inferior colliculus (IC) of anesthetized guinea pigs, we recorded single neuron activities to one word with four tones using tungsten electrode. Peri-stimulus time histograms (PSTHs) and inter-spike-interval (ISI) were used to evaluate the neural response. The results showed that PSTHs grouped into frequency band reflected the spectrotemporal patterns of different tones; average population PSTHs matched envelops of different tones; and the peaks of histogram of ISIs in three time segments exhibited a displacement which reflected the profile of fundamental frequency (F0)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262852/repeated-acute-oral-exposure-to-cannabis-sativa-impaired-neurocognitive-behaviours-and-cortico-hippocampal-architectonics-in-wistar-rats
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A Imam, M S Ajao, O B Akinola, M I Ajibola, A Ibrahim, A Amin, W I Abdulmajeed, Z A Lawal, A Ali-Oluwafuyi
The most abused illicit drug in both the developing and the developed world is Cannabis disposing users to varying forms of personality disorders. However, the effects of cannabis on cortico-hippocampal architecture and cognitive behaviours still remain elusive.  The present study investigated the neuro-cognitive implications of oral cannabis use in rats. Eighteen adult Wistar rats were randomly grouped to three. Saline was administered to the control rats, cannabis (20 mg/kg) to the experimental group I, while Scopolamine (1 mg/kg...
March 6, 2017: Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences: Official Publication of the Physiological Society of Nigeria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255031/progressive-cortical-neuronal-damage-and-extracranial-intracranial-bypass-surgery-in-patients-with-misery-perfusion
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H Yamauchi, S Kagawa, Y Kishibe, M Takahashi, T Higashi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Misery perfusion may cause selective neuronal damage in atherosclerotic ICA or MCA disease. Bypass surgery can improve misery perfusion and may prevent neuronal damage. On the other hand, surgery conveys a risk for neuronal damage. The purpose of this retrospective study was to determine whether progression of cortical neuronal damage in surgically treated patients with misery perfusion is larger than that in surgically treated patients without misery perfusion or medically treated patients with misery perfusion...
March 2, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243763/quantification-of-neuronal-density-across-cortical-depth-using-automated-3d-analysis-of-confocal-image-stacks
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Jenna G Kelly, Michael J Hawken
A new framework for measuring densities of immunolabeled neurons across cortical layers was implemented that combines a confocal microscopy sampling strategy with automated analysis of 3D image stacks. Its utility was demonstrated by quantifying neuronal density in macaque cortical areas V1 and V2. A series of overlapping confocal image stacks were acquired, each spanning from the pial surface to the white matter. DAPI channel images were automatically thresholded, and contiguous regions that included multiple clumped nuclear profiles were split using k-means clustering of image pixels for a set of candidate k values determined based on the clump's area; the most likely candidate segmentation was selected based on criteria that capture expected nuclear profile shape and size...
February 27, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241699/-effects-of-ginaton-on-nitric-oxide-and-nitric-oxide-synthase-in-patients-with-delayed-encephalopathy-after-carbon-monoxide-poisoning
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W Z Wang, H N Qi, Q M Xiao, X Gao, B Y Zhu, J Li, Y J Liu, W Li, G Y Ma, P Wang
Objective: To observe the effects of Ginaton on blood nitric oxide (NO) and nitric oxide synthase (NOS) in patients with delayed encephalopathy after acute carbon monoxide poisoning (DEACMP). Methods: A total of 116 patients with DEACMP who were treated in Emergency Department of Harrison International Peace Hospital Affiliated to Hebei Medical University from January 2012 to April 2016 were enrolled and ran-domly divided into control group and treatment group using a random number table, with 58 patients in each group...
January 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229330/the-involvement-of-the-myelin-associated-inhibitors-and-their-receptors-in-cns-plasticity-and-injury
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REVIEW
Anthony G Boghdadi, Leon Teo, James A Bourne
The limited capacity for the central nervous system (CNS) to repair itself was first described over 100 years ago by Spanish neuroscientist Ramon Y. Cajal. However, the exact mechanisms underlying this failure in neuronal regeneration remain unclear and, as such, no effective therapeutics yet exist. Numerous studies have attempted to elucidate the biochemical and molecular mechanisms that inhibit neuronal repair with increasing evidence suggesting that several inhibitory factors and repulsive guidance cues active during development actually persist into adulthood and may be contributing to the inhibition of repair...
February 22, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226816/neural-representation-of-different-mandarin-tones-in-the-inferior-colliculus-of-the-guinea-pig
#11
Fei Peng, Nan Xia, Xing Wang, Xiao L Zheng, Yi Zhou, Xing Y Fan, Wen S Hou, Fei Peng, Nan Xia, Xing Wang, Xiao L Zheng, Yi Zhou, Xing Y Fan, Wen S Hou, Xing Y Fan, Nan Xia, Wen S Hou, Xing Wang, Yi Zhou, Fei Peng, Xiao L Zheng
Mandarin speech has four different tones and the coding mechanism underlying tone identification still remain unclear. Here in the inferior colliculus (IC) of anesthetized guinea pigs, we recorded single neuron activities to one word with four tones using tungsten electrode. Peri-stimulus time histograms (PSTHs) and inter-spike-interval (ISI) were used to evaluate the neural response. The results showed that PSTHs grouped into frequency band reflected the spectrotemporal patterns of different tones; average population PSTHs matched envelops of different tones; and the peaks of histogram of ISIs in three time segments exhibited a displacement which reflected the profile of fundamental frequency (F0)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223925/effects-of-intermittent-alcohol-exposure-on-emotion-and-cognition-a-potential-role-for-the-endogenous-cannabinoid-system-and-neuroinflammation
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Laura Sanchez-Marin, Francisco J Pavon, Juan Decara, Juan Suarez, Ana Gavito, Estela Castilla-Ortega, Fernando Rodriguez de Fonseca, Antonia Serrano
Intermittent alcohol exposure is a common pattern of adolescent alcohol use that can lead to binge drinking episodes. Alcohol use is known to modulate the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is involved in neuronal communication, neuroplasticity, neuroinflammation and behavior. Adolescent male Wistar rats were exposed to 4-week intermittent alcohol intoxication (3 g/kg injections for 4 days/week) or saline (N = 12 per group). After alcohol deprivation, adult rats were assessed for emotionality and cognition and the gene expression of the ECS and other factors related to behavior and neuroinflammation was examined in the brain...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215844/excessive-respiratory-modulation-of-blood-pressure-triggers-hypertension
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Clément Menuet, Sheng Le, Bowen Dempsey, Angela A Connelly, Jessica L Kamar, Nikola Jancovski, Jaspreet K Bassi, Keryn Walters, Annabel E Simms, Andrew Hammond, Angelina Y Fong, Ann K Goodchild, Simon McMullan, Andrew M Allen
The etiology of hypertension, the world's biggest killer, remains poorly understood, with treatments targeting the established symptom, not the cause. The development of hypertension involves increased sympathetic nerve activity that, in experimental hypertension, may be driven by excessive respiratory modulation. Using selective viral and cell lesion techniques, we identify adrenergic C1 neurons in the medulla oblongata as critical for respiratory-sympathetic entrainment and the development of experimental hypertension...
March 7, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181066/plasma-levels-of-mir-137-and-mir-124-are-associated-with-parkinson-s-disease-but-not-with-parkinson-s-disease-with-depression
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Na Li, Xudong Pan, Jingli Zhang, Aijun Ma, Shaonan Yang, Juanjuan Ma, Anmu Xie
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small, non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression at the post-transcriptional level. Recently, it was reported that miR-137, miR-124, and miR-184 were widely expressed in the central nervous system and were vital to neuronal regulation. In this study, we detected the circulating levels of miR-137, miR-124, and miR-184 in PD patients, and explored the potential role of miR-124, miR-137, and miR-184 in the diagnosis of PD. We further described the relationship between these miRNAs and PD with depression (PD-Dep)...
February 8, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138095/long-lasting-memory-deficits-in-mice-withdrawn-from-cocaine-are-concomitant-to-neuroadaptations-in-hippocampal-basal-activity-gabaergic-interneurons-and-adult-neurogenesis
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David Ladrón de Guevara-Miranda, Carmelo Millón, Cristina Rosell-Valle, Mercedes Pérez-Fernández, Michele Missiroli, Antonia Serrano, Francisco J Pavón, Fernando Rodríguez de Fonseca, Magdalena Martínez-Losa, Manuel Álvarez-Dolado, Luis J Santín, Estela Castilla-Ortega
The cocaine addiction disorder is notably aggravated by concomitant cognitive and emotional pathology that impedes recovery. We studied whether a persistent cognitive/emotional dysregulation in mice withdrawn from cocaine holds a neurobiological correlate within the hippocampus, a limbic region with a key role in anxiety and memory but that has been scarcely investigated in cocaine addiction research. Mice were submitted to a chronic cocaine (20 mg/kg/day for 12 days) or vehicle treatment followed by 44 drug-free days...
January 30, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121365/research-on-the-role-of-glp-2-in-the-central-nervous-system-epk-signal-transduction-pathway-of-mice-with-vascular-dementia
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C-L Chi, S-A Zhang, Z Liu, M-X Chang, H Wang, Y Huang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of Glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2) in the central nervous system eukaryotic protein kinase (EPK) signal transduction pathway of mice with vascular dementia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We take the 3-week-old mice raised in the laboratory as the object of study in this research and then divide them into four groups in random, including sham operation group, control group, GLP-2 group, and GLP-2+ERK (extracellular-signal-regulated kinase) inhibitor intervention group, with 30 in each group...
January 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076465/the-effect-of-capsaicin-on-expression-patterns-of-cgrp-in-trigeminal-ganglion-and-trigeminal-nucleus-caudalis-following-experimental-tooth-movement-in-rats
#17
Yang Zhou, Hu Long, Niansong Ye, Lina Liao, Xin Yang, Fan Jian, Yan Wang, Wenli Lai
Objectives: The aim of this study was to explore the effect of capsaicin on expression patterns of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) in the trigeminal ganglion (TG) and trigeminal subnucleus caudalis (Vc) following experimental tooth movement. Material and Methods: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were used in this study and divided into small-dose capsaicin+force group, large-dose capsaicin+force group, saline+force group, and no force group. Closed coil springs were used to mimic orthodontic forces in all groups except for the no force group, in which springs were inactivated...
November 2016: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070120/the-protocadherin-17-gene-affects-cognition-personality-amygdala-structure-and-function-synapse-development-and-risk-of-major-mood-disorders
#18
H Chang, N Hoshina, C Zhang, Y Ma, H Cao, Y Wang, D-D Wu, S E Bergen, M Landén, C M Hultman, M Preisig, Z Kutalik, E Castelao, M Grigoroiu-Serbanescu, A J Forstner, J Strohmaier, J Hecker, T G Schulze, B Müller-Myhsok, A Reif, P B Mitchell, N G Martin, P R Schofield, S Cichon, M M Nöthen, H Walter, S Erk, A Heinz, N Amin, C M van Duijn, A Meyer-Lindenberg, H Tost, X Xiao, T Yamamoto, M Rietschel, M Li
Major mood disorders, which primarily include bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder, are the leading cause of disability worldwide and pose a major challenge in identifying robust risk genes. Here, we present data from independent large-scale clinical data sets (including 29 557 cases and 32 056 controls) revealing brain expressed protocadherin 17 (PCDH17) as a susceptibility gene for major mood disorders. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) spanning the PCDH17 region are significantly associated with major mood disorders; subjects carrying the risk allele showed impaired cognitive abilities, increased vulnerable personality features, decreased amygdala volume and altered amygdala function as compared with non-carriers...
January 10, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069353/effects-of-chronic-exposure-to-low-dose-thip-on-brainstem-neuronal-excitability-in-mouse-models-of-rett-syndrome-evidence-from-symptomatic-females
#19
Weiwei Zhong, Christopher Mychal Johnson, Ningren Cui, Hao Xing, Yang Wu, Chun Jiang
Rett Syndrome (RTT) is a neurodevelopmental disorder caused by mutations of the MECP2 gene, affecting predominantly females. One of the characteristic features of the disease is defective brainstem autonomic function. In Mecp2(-/Y) mice, several groups of brainstem neurons are overly excitable, which causes destabilization of neuronal networks for the autonomic control. We have previously shown that the extrasynaptic GABAA receptor agonist THIP relieves many RTT-like symptoms in Mecp2(-/Y) mice. Although neuronal activity is inhibited by acute THIP exposure, how a chronic treatment affects neuronal excitability remains elusive...
January 6, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063935/effects-of-spinal-cord-stimulation-on-motor-functions-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
#20
I A Solopova, I A Sukhotina, D S Zhvansky, G A Ikoeva, S V Vissarionov, A G Baindurashvili, V R Edgerton, Y P Gerasimenko, T R Moshonkina
Is it possible to regulate the functional properties of abnormally developed spinal neuronal locomotor networks using transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation? This question has been studied in twenty-eight participants (∼9 yrs) with spastic cerebral palsy, and mainly Gross Motor Function Classification System for Cerebral Palsy level III. The participants were randomly assigned to two groups. The experimental group received transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation at two spinal levels (over T11 and L1 spinous processes), combined with locomotor treadmill training, whereas the participants of the control group received locomotor treadmill training only...
February 3, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
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