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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
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Zhou Yang, Long Hu, Y E Niansong, Liao Lina, Yang Xin, Jian Fan, Wang Yan, Lai Wenli
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
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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
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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
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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...
January 4, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052917/a-mutation-of-ept1-selenoi-underlies-a-new-disorder-of-kennedy-pathway-phospholipid-biosynthesis
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Mustafa Y Ahmed, Aisha Al-Khayat, Fathiya Al-Murshedi, Amna Al-Futaisi, Barry A Chioza, J Pedro Fernandez-Murray, Jay E Self, Claire G Salter, Gaurav V Harlalka, Lettie E Rawlins, Sana Al-Zuhaibi, Faisal Al-Azri, Fatma Al-Rashdi, Amaury Cazenave-Gassiot, Markus R Wenk, Fatema Al-Salmi, Michael A Patton, David L Silver, Emma L Baple, Christopher R McMaster, Andrew H Crosby
Mutations in genes involved in lipid metabolism have increasingly been associated with various subtypes of hereditary spastic paraplegia, a highly heterogeneous group of neurodegenerative motor neuron disorders characterized by spastic paraparesis. Here, we report an unusual autosomal recessive neurodegenerative condition, best classified as a complicated form of hereditary spastic paraplegia, associated with mutation in the ethanolaminephosphotransferase 1 (EPT1) gene (now known as SELENOI), responsible for the final step in Kennedy pathway forming phosphatidylethanolamine from CDP-ethanolamine...
January 3, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048972/astaxanthin-improves-cognitive-performance-in-mice-following-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Xinran Ji, Dayong Peng, Yiling Zhang, Jun Zhang, Yuning Wang, Yuan Gao, Ning Lu, Peifu Tang
[BACKGROUND]: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) produces lasting neurological deficits that plague patients and physicians. To date, there is no effective method to combat the source of this problem. Here, we utilized a mild, closed head TBI model to determine the modulatory effects of a natural dietary compound, astaxanthin (AST). AST is centrally active following oral administration and is neuroprotective in experimental brain ischemia/stroke and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) models. We examined the effects of oral AST on the long-term neurological functional recovery and histological outcomes following moderate TBI in a mice model...
December 31, 2016: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004072/-temporal-and-spatial-changes-of-%C3%AE-7nachr-and-nnos-in-cerebral-cortex-and-hippocampus-of-a%C3%AE-induced-cognitive-dysfunction-rats
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Yan-Li Wang, Li-Xia Liu, Shao-Hu Wang, Wen-Xiu Qi
The present study was to explore the temporal and spatial distributions and variations of α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7nAChR) and neuronal nitric oxide synthetase (nNOS) in cerebral cortex and hippocampus of Aβ-induced cognitive dysfunction rats. Sixty Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into six groups. Three experimental groups were intracerebroventricularly (i.c.v.) injected with condensed-amyloid beta peptides 1-42 (Aβ1-42, 2.5 µg/µL, 4 µL) and were observed on day 7 (7 d Aβ group), day 14 (14 d Aβ group) and day 21 (21 d Aβ group), respectively...
December 25, 2016: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003752/treadmill-exercise-promotes-neuroprotection-against-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-downregulation-of-pro-inflammatory-mediators
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Ying Zhang, Richard Y Cao, Xinling Jia, Qing Li, Lei Qiao, Guofeng Yan, Jian Yang
BACKGROUND: Stroke is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, which is associated with serious physical deficits that affect daily living and quality of life and produces immense public health and economic burdens. Both clinical and experimental data suggest that early physical training after ischemic brain injury may reduce the extent of motor dysfunction. However, the exact mechanisms have not been fully elucidated. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of aerobic exercise on neuroprotection and understand the underlying mechanisms...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991901/distinct-neural-mechanisms-for-the-control-of-thirst-and-salt-appetite-in-the-subfornical-organ
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Takashi Matsuda, Takeshi Y Hiyama, Fumio Niimura, Taiji Matsusaka, Akiyoshi Fukamizu, Kenta Kobayashi, Kazuto Kobayashi, Masaharu Noda
Body fluid conditions are continuously monitored in the brain to regulate thirst and salt-appetite sensations. Angiotensin II drives both thirst and salt appetite; however, the neural mechanisms underlying selective water- and/or salt-intake behaviors remain unknown. Using optogenetics, we show that thirst and salt appetite are driven by distinct groups of angiotensin II receptor type 1a-positive excitatory neurons in the subfornical organ. Neurons projecting to the organum vasculosum lamina terminalis control water intake, while those projecting to the ventral part of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis control salt intake...
December 19, 2016: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990615/sodium-fluoride-does-not-affect-the-working-memory-and-number-of-pyramidal-cells-in-rat-medial-prefrontal-cortex
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Zulhaini Sartika A Pulungan, Zaenal Muttaqien Sofro, Ginus Partadiredja
Fluoride is a chemical compound known to bring about fluorosis. It is thought to disrupt the central nervous system because of its ability to induce excitotoxicity and oxidative stress. Any damage of pyramidal cells in the prefrontal cortex would result in cognitive function and working memory regulation disorders. The present study aimed at investigating the effects of sodium fluoride (NaF) on the working memory and estimated total number of medial prefrontal cortex pyramidal cells of adult male rats. Thirty-two male Wistar rats were assigned into four groups, namely control and three treated groups receiving 5, 10 and 20 mg/kg BW, respectively, of oral NaF solution for 30 days...
December 18, 2016: Anatomical Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981535/remote-ischemic-preconditioning-provides-neuroprotection-impact-on-ketamine-induced-neuroapoptosis-in-the-developing-rat-brain
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W Ma, Y-Y Cao, S Qu, S-S Ma, J-Z Wang, L-Q Deng, W-J Yuan, J-H Meng
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have demonstrated that the commonly used anesthetic ketamine can acutely increase apoptosis and have long-lasting detrimental effects on cognitive function as the animal matures. Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) has been confirmed to have a cerebral protective role in animal models of brain damage. The aim of this study was to investigate whether RIPC can protect the developing brain from anesthetic-induced neurotoxicity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To investigate the protective properties of RIPC, 60 new-born Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly allocated into four groups: ketamine (20 mg/kg was diluted in saline, six times at an interval of 2 hours); RIPC (left hind row ischemia 5 min, reperfusion 5 min, a total of four cycles); ketamine + RIPC: RIPC was induced at postnatal day 5 and rats underwent the same treatment with the ketamine group after 48 hours; and saline (group vehicle)...
December 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931119/assessing-cognitive-functioning-in-als-a-focus-on-frontal-lobe-processes
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S M Gillingham, Y Yunusova, A Ganda, E Rogaeva, S E Black, D T Stuss, L Zinman
OBJECTIVE: It is generally acknowledged that at least 50% of individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) will exhibit cognitive deficits outside of the characteristic motor neuron involvement. However, a specific cognitive profile has been difficult to ascertain due to disease-related testing barriers and limitations in the sensitivity and specificity of available assessment methods. This study assessed the level of functioning of extramotor frontal cognitive processes in ALS, and the amount of change in the functioning in these processes over time as disease progresses...
December 8, 2016: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918079/high-intensity-treadmill-running-impairs-cognitive-behavior-and-hippocampal-synaptic-plasticity-of-rats-via-activation-of-inflammatory-response
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Li-Na Sun, Xiao-Long Li, Fei Wang, Jun Zhang, Dan-Dan Wang, Li Yuan, Mei-Na Wu, Zhao-Jun Wang, Jin-Shun Qi
Although appropriate exercise is beneficial for enhancing brain functions, high-intensity exercise (HIE)-induced cognitive dysfunction is causing more and more concerns nowadays. In the present study, we observed the effects of high-intensity treadmill running on the spatial learning of the adult Sprague Dawley male rats in Y-maze (n = 16 per group), and investigated its possible electrophysiological and molecular mechanisms by examining in vivo hippocampal long-term potentiation (LTP), central inflammatory responses, and JNK/p38/ERK signal pathway...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914563/differential-effects-of-testosterone-and-estradiol-on-clitoral-function-an-experimental-study-in-rats
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Paolo Comeglio, Ilaria Cellai, Sandra Filippi, Chiara Corno, Francesca Corcetto, Annamaria Morelli, Elena Maneschi, Elisa Maseroli, Edoardo Mannucci, Massimiliano Fambrini, Mario Maggi, Linda Vignozzi
INTRODUCTION: Female sexual response is a complex phenomenon in which psychological, neurologic, and vascular mechanisms and hormonal factors interact. During the arousal phase, they cooperate to increase genital blood flow, thus inducing engorgement of the clitoris and lubrication of the vagina. Regulation of vascular and non-vascular smooth muscle tone is the crucial event in the erectile process. Preclinical studies have suggested that nitric oxide (NO) is the main vasodilator neurotransmitter modulating, through the second messenger cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP), clitoral flow vessels...
December 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906439/in-vitro-neural-differentiation-of-bone-marrow-stromal-cells-induced-by-hepatocyte-growth-factor-and-glial-cell-derived-neurotrophic-factor
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Q Ma, M Cai, J-W Shang, J Yang, X-Y Gu, W-B Liu, Q Yang
OBJECTIVE: Bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) have great potential for cell-based transplantation therapy in treating neurological disease. However, the best combination of various trophic factors to produce full neural differentiation of BMSCs was still unclear. In our study, we aimed to investigate the neural differentiation capacity of rat BMSCs induced by growth factors including hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) and glial cell-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF). MATERIALS AND METHODS:   Cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8) assay, BrdU cell proliferation assay and flow cytometry were implemented to evaluate whether GDNF and HGF had positive effects on the proliferation of BMSCs...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904147/penile-constitutive-nitric-oxide-synthase-expression-in-rats-exposed-to-unpredictable-chronic-mild-stress-role-of-inflammation
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T D Şahin, Y Yazır, T Utkan, S S Göçmez, D Bayramgürler
Chronic psychological stress cause erectile dysfunction (ED). Considering recent evidence that tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) levels are increased in serum of patients with ED, the present study investigated the effects of infliximab (a TNF-α blocker) on endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and neuronal NOS (nNOS) immunoreactivity of rat penile corpus cavernosum in unpredictable chronic mild stress (UCMS). Male adult rats were randomly divided into three groups (n=8 per group): Control, UCMS and UCMS+infliximab...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Impotence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900485/serum-glutathione-peroxidase-xanthine-oxidase-and-superoxide-dismutase-activities-and-malondialdehyde-levels-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Burcu Gökçe Çokal, Mustafa Yurtdaş, Selda Keskin Güler, Hafize Nalan Güneş, Ceyla Ataç Uçar, Bilal Aytaç, Zahide Esra Durak, Tahir Kurtuluş Yoldaş, İlker Durak, Hikmet Can Çubukçu
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by loss of dopaminergic (DA) neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc). Oxidative stress has been hypothesized to play a major role in the development of PD in various studies. This study assessed to investigate oxidative and anti-oxidative status in PD patients. We evaluated oxidant/antioxidant status by measuring serum malondialdehyde (MDA) levels, xanthine oxidase (XO) activities, and activities of antioxidant enzymes, namely, glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) and superoxide dismutase (SOD)...
November 30, 2016: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895098/brain-aluminium-accumulation-and-oxidative-stress-in-the-presence-of-calcium-silicate-dental-cements
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K Demirkaya, B Can Demirdöğen, Z Öncel Torun, O Erdem, E Çırak, Y M Tunca
Mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) is a calcium silicate dental cement used for various applications in dentistry. This study was undertaken to test whether the presence of three commercial brands of calcium silicate dental cements in the dental extraction socket of rats would affect the brain aluminium (Al) levels and oxidative stress parameters. Right upper incisor was extracted and polyethylene tubes filled with MTA Angelus, MTA Fillapex or Theracal LC, or left empty for the control group, were inserted into the extraction socket...
November 27, 2016: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856695/multiplex-shrna-screening-of-germ-cell-development-by-in-vivo-transfection-of-mouse-testis
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Nicholas R Y Ho, Abul R Usmani, Yan Yin, Liang Ma, Donald F Conrad
Spermatozoa are one of the few mammalian cell types that cannot be fully derived in vitro, severely limiting the application of modern genomic techniques to study germ cell biology. The current gold standard approach of characterizing single-gene knockout mice is slow as generation of each mutant line can take 6-9 months. Here, we describe an in vivo approach to rapid functional screening of germline genes based on a new nonsurgical, nonviral in vivo transfection method to deliver nucleic acids into testicular germ cells...
January 5, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849392/effects-of-nigella-sativa-on-apoptosis-and-gabaa-receptor-density-in-cerebral-cortical-and-hippocampal-neurons-in-pentylenetetrazol-induced-kindling-in-rats
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I Meral, M Esrefoglu, K A Dar, S Ustunova, M S Aydin, M Demirtas, Y Arifoglu
We investigated the effects of Nigella sativa on apoptosis and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABAA) receptor density in cerebral cortical and hippocampal neurons in a pentylenetetrazol (PTZ)-induced kindling model in rats. The PTZ kindling model was produced by injecting PTZ in subconvulsive doses to rats on days 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22 and 24 of the study into animals of PTZ treated (PTZ) and PTZ + N. sativa treated (PTZ + NS) groups. Clonic and tonic seizures were induced by injecting a convulsive dose of PTZ on day 26 of the study...
November 2016: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
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