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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723348/central-serotonin-attenuates-lps-induced-systemic-inflammation
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Clarissa M D Mota, Caroline Rodrigues-Santos, Rodrigo A R Fernández, Ruither O G Carolino, José Antunes-Rodrigues, Janete A Anselmo-Franci, Luiz G S Branco
Serotonin (5-HT) is a neuromodulator involved in several central-mediated mechanisms, such as endocrine processes, behavior, and sleep. Dysfunction of the serotonergic system is mainly linked to psychiatric disorders, but emerging evidence suggests that immune system activation may also alter brain 5-HT signaling. However, whether central 5-HT modulates systemic inflammation (SI) remains unknown. For this purpose, male Wistar rats (280-350 g, 8-9 weeks) were submitted to the experimental protocols beginning between 9 and 10 AM with the performance of injections...
July 16, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720149/heparanase-promotes-neuroinflammatory-response-during-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-rats
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Benjarat Changyaleket, Zhao Zhong Chong, Randal O Dull, Danop Nanegrungsunk, Haoliang Xu
BACKGROUND: Heparanase, a mammalian endo-β-D-glucoronidase that specifically degrades heparan sulfate, has been implicated in inflammation and ischemic stroke. However, the role of heparanase in neuroinflammatory response in subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) has not yet been investigated. This study was designed to examine the association between heparanase expression and neuroinflammation during subarachnoid hemorrhage. METHODS: Rats were subjected to SAH by endovascular perforation, and the expression of heparanase was determined by Western blot analysis and immunofluorescence in the ipsilateral brain cortex at 24 h post-SAH...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715875/acute-orexigenic-effect-of-agmatine-involves-interaction-between-central-%C3%AE-2-adrenergic-and-gabaergic-receptors
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Brijesh Gulabrao Taksande, Omi Sharma, Manish Manohar Aglawe, Mayur Bhimrao Kale, Dinesh Yugraj Gawande, Milind Janraoji Umekar, Nandkishor Ramdas Kotagale
Agmatine and GABA have been abundantly expressed in brain nuclei involved in regulation of energy homeostasis and promoting stimulation of food intake in rodents. However, their mutual interaction, if any, in the elicitation of feeding behavior is largely remains unclear. The current study provides experimental evidence for the possible interaction of agmatine, adrenergic and GABAergic systems in stimulation of feeding in satiated rats. Satiated rats fitted with intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) cannulae and were administered agmatine, alone or jointly with (a) GABAA receptor agonist, muscimol, diazepam or antagonist bicuculline and flumazenil, GABAA positive modulator, allopregnanolone or negative modulator of GABAA receptor, dehydroepiandrosterone (b) In view of the high affinity of agmatine for α2-adrenoceptors and the close association between α2-adrenoceptors and GABAergic system, the effect of their modulators on feeding elicited by agmatine/GABAergic agonists were also examined...
July 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711308/the-impact-of-scopolamine-pretreatment-on-3-iodothyronamine-t1am-effects-on-memory-and-pain-in-mice
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Annunziatina Laurino, Ersilia Lucenteforte, Gaetano De Siena, Laura Raimondi
We previously demonstrated that 3-iodothyronamine (T1AM), a by-product of thyroid hormone metabolism, pharmacologically administered to mice acutely stimulated learning and memory acquisition and provided hyperalgesia with a mechanism which remains to be defined. We now aimed to investigate whether the T1AM effect on memory and pain was maintained in mice pre-treated with scopolamine, a non-selective muscarinic antagonist expected to induce amnesia and, possibly, hyperalgesia. Mice were pre-treated with scopolamine and, after 20min, injected intracerebroventricularly (i...
July 12, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709913/upregulation-of-neuronal-kynurenine-3-monooxygenase-mediates-depression-like-behavior-in-a-mouse-model-of-neuropathic-pain
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Geoffroy Laumet, Wenjun Zhou, Robert Dantzer, Jules D Edralin, XiaoJiao Huo, David P Budac, Jason C O'Connor, Anna W Lee, Cobi J Heijnen, Annemieke Kavelaars
Pain and depression often co-occur, but the underlying mechanisms have not been elucidated. Here, we used the spared nerve injury (SNI) model in mice to induce both neuropathic pain and depression-like behavior. We investigated whether brain IL-1 signaling and activity of kynurenine 3-monoxygenase (KMO), a key enzyme for metabolism of kynurenine into the neurotoxic NMDA receptor agonist quinolinic acid, are necessary for comorbid neuropathic pain and depression-like behavior. SNI mice showed increased expression levels of Il1b and Kmo mRNA in the contralateral side of the brain...
July 11, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701075/the-effect-of-orexin-a-on-motor-and-cognitive-functions-in-a-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Zahra Hadadianpour, Farangis Fatehi, Fateme Ayoobi, Ayat Kaeidi, Ali Shamsizadeh, Iman Fatemi
OBJECTIVE:  The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of orexin-A (OX-A) and the orexin-1 receptor antagonist SB-334867 (SB) on motor and cognitive functions in a rat model of Parkinson's disease. METHODS: Parkinson was induced by intracerebroventricular (i.c.v) injection of 6- hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) (200 μg/rat). 72 h later, the treatment was initiated by i.c.v administration of SB (30 nmol/rat) and/or OX-A (0.3 nmol/rat) for 10 days. Motor functions were monitored using rotarod and hanging tests...
July 12, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698257/brain-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-resists-hypertension-via-regulating-microglial-activation
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You Li, Xiao Z Shen, Liang Li, Tuantuan V Zhao, Kenneth E Bernstein, Alan K Johnson, Patrick Lyden, Jianmin Fang, Peng Shi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Hypertension is the major risk factor for stroke. Recent work unveiled that hypertension is associated with chronic neuroinflammation; microglia are the major players in neuroinflammation, and the activated microglia elevate sympathetic nerve activity and blood pressure. This study is to understand how brain homeostasis is kept from hypertensive disturbance and microglial activation at the onset of hypertension. METHODS: Hypertension was induced by subcutaneous delivery of angiotensin II, and blood pressure was monitored in conscious animals...
July 11, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698029/critical-role-of-epha4-in-early-brain-injury-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-rat
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Ruiming Fan, Budbazar Enkhjargal, Richard Camara, Feng Yan, Lei Gong, ShengtaoYao, Jiping Tang, Yangmei Chen, John H Zhang
Early brain injury (EBI) is reported as a primary cause of mortality in subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) patients. Eph receptor A4 (EphA4) has been associated with blood-brain barrier integrity and pro-apoptosis. We aimed to investigate a role of EphA4 in EBI after SAH. One hundred and seventy-nine male adult Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into sham versus endovascular perforation model of SAH groups. SAH grade, neurological score, Evans blue dye extravasation, brain water content, mortality, Fluoro-Jade staining, immunofluorescence staining, and western blot experiments were performed after SAH...
July 8, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697556/probdnf-accelerates-brain-amyloid-%C3%AE-deposition-and-learning-and-memory-impairment-in-appsweps1de9-transgenic-mice
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Jia Chen, Tao Zhang, Shusheng Jiao, Xinfu Zhou, Jinhua Zhong, Yanjiang Wang, Juan Liu, Juan Deng, Shuiping Wang, Zhiqiang Xu
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is pathologically known for the amyloid-β (Aβ) deposition, neurofibrillary tangles, and neuronal loss in the brain. The precursor of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (proBDNF) before proteolysis has opposing functions to its mature form in neuronal survival and neurite growth. However, the role of proBDNF in the pathogenesis of AD remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of proBDNF on neurons in vitro, and on learning and memory impairment and brain Aβ production in a transgenic AD mouse model (APPswePS1dE9)...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694747/evaluation-of-central-and-peripheral-effects-of-doxepin-on-acetic-acid-induced-colitis-in-rat-and-the-involved-mechanisms
#10
Mohsen Zabihi, Valiollah Hajhashemi, Ardeshir Talebi, Mohsen Minaiyan
Anti-colitis effect of antidepressants has been demonstrated recently. Doxepin, a tricyclic antidepressant drug (TCA), with potent H1, H2, alpha1 adrenergic and muscarinic receptor blocking effects could be a good candidate for investigation for its anti-colitis activity. Moreover high prevalence of depression in patients who suffer from IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), defends this idea that adjuvant therapy with an antidepressant drug which has anti-inflammatory effect, may exert favorable effects in the control of the disease...
2017: EXCLI journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691717/interaction-between-urethane-and-cannabinoid-cb1-receptor-agonist-and-antagonist-in-penicillin-induced-epileptiform-activity
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Gokhan Arslan, Sabiha Kubra Alici, Mustafa Ayyildiz, Erdal Agar
Previous experimental studies have shown that various anesthetics alter the effects of cannabinoid agonists and antagonists on the cardiac response to different stimuli. Since no data have shown an interaction between urethane and cannabinoid signaling in epilepsy, we examined the suitability of urethane with regard to testing the effects of a cannabinoid CB1 receptor agonist and an antagonist on penicillin-induced epileptiform activity in rats. Permanent screw electrodes for electrocorticographic (ECoG) recordings, and a permanent cannula for administration of the substances to the brain ventricles, were placed into the cranium of rats...
2017: Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689880/characterization-of-crf1-receptor-antagonists-with-differential-peripheral-vs-central-actions-in-crf-challenge-in-rats
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Maiko Tanaka, Yoshiro Tomimatsu, Katsuya Sakimura, Yoshikazu Ootani, Yuu Sako, Takuto Kojima, Kazuyoshi Aso, Takahiko Yano, Keisuke Hirai
The aim of this study was to investigate peripheral and central roles of corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) in endocrinological and behavioral changes. Plasma adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) concentration was measured as an activity of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. As behavioral changes, locomotion and anxiety behavior were measured after CRF challenge intravenously (i.v.) for the peripheral administration or intracerebroventricularly (i.c.v.) for the central administration. Plasma ACTH concentration was significantly increased by both administration routes of CRF; however, hyperlocomotion and anxiety behavior were induced only by the i...
July 6, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684238/involvement-of-central-nesfatin-1-neurons-on-oxytocin-induced-feeding-suppression-in-rats
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Reiko Saito, Satomi Sonoda, Hiromichi Ueno, Yasuhito Motojima, Mitsuhiro Yoshimura, Takashi Maruyama, Hirofumi Hashimoto, Kentaro Tanaka, Yukiyo Yamamoto, Koichi Kusuhara, Yoichi Ueta
Peripheral anorectic hormones, such as peptide YY (PYY) and oxytocin (OXT), suppress food intake. A newly identified anorectic neuropeptide, nesfatin-1, is synthesized in both peripheral tissue and the central nervous system, particularly by various nuclei in the hypothalamus and brainstem. Here, we examined the effects of intraperitoneal (ip) administration of PYY3-36, OXT, and OXT analog, on nesfatin-1-immunoreactive (ir) neurons in the rat hypothalamus and brainstem, using Fos double fluorescence-immunohistochemistry...
July 3, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683365/resveratrol-alleviates-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats-by-inhibiting-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-through-sirt1-dependent-autophagy-induction
#14
Qi He, Zhenyu Li, Yueting Wang, Yanghao Hou, Lingyu Li, Jing Zhao
Resveratrol has been reported to protect against cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in rats, but the underlying mechanism is unclear. In the current study, we examined whether resveratrol ameliorates cerebral I/R injury by inhibiting NLRP3 inflammasome-derived inflammation and whether autophagy is involved in this process. In addition, we explored the role of Sirt1 in resveratrol-mediated protective effects. To answer these questions, healthy male Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed to middle cerebral artery occlusion for 1h followed by 24h reperfusion...
July 3, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682148/pharmacokinetics-of-an-intracerebroventricularly-administered-antibody-in-rats
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Yuki Noguchi, Motohiro Kato, Kazuhisa Ozeki, Masaki Ishigai
The pharmacokinetics (PK) of an antibody in the brain and the spinal cord is insufficiently understood, which is an obstacle to the discovery of antibody drugs that target diseases in the central nervous system. In this study, we focused on the elimination of IgG from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulating in the brain and the spinal cord in rats, and, in order to evaluate the influence of CSF bulk flow on the clearance of IgG, also examined the PK of inulin in CSF. To monitor their concentrations in CSF, IgG and inulin were co-administered into the lateral ventricle via a catheter, and CSF was collected from the cisterna magna via another catheter time-sequentially...
July 6, 2017: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681199/beneficial-effects-of-liraglutide-glp1-analog-in-the-hippocampal-inflammation
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Andre R C Barreto-Vianna, Marcia B Aguila, Carlos A Mandarim-de-Lacerda
The brain is very sensitive to metabolic dysfunctions induced by diets high in saturated fatty acids, leading to neuroinflammation. The liraglutide has been found to have neuroprotective effects. However, its neuroprotective action in a model of palmitate-induced neuroinflammation had not yet been evaluated. Mice were intracerebroventricular (ICV) infused with palmitate and received subcutaneous liraglutide. The hippocampal dentate gyrus and CA1 regions were analyzed (morphology and inflammation-related proteins in microglia and astrocyte by confocal microscopy)...
July 5, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678348/nacl-and-osmolarity-produce-different-responses-in-organum-vasculosum-of-the-lamina-terminalis-neurons-sympathetic-nerve-activity-and-blood-pressure
#17
Brian J Kinsman, Kirsteen N Browning, Sean D Stocker
Systemic or central infusion of hypertonic NaCl and other osmolytes readily stimulate thirst and vasopressin secretion. In contrast, central infusion of hypertonic NaCl produces a greater increase in arterial blood pressure (ABP) than equi-osmotic mannitol/sorbitol. Although these responses depend on neurons in the organum vasculosum of the lamina terminalis (OVLT), these observations suggest OVLT neurons may sense or respond differently to hypertonic NaCl versus osmolarity. The purpose of this study was to test this hypothesis in Sprague-Dawley rats...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676303/central-and-peripheral-administrations-of-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-suppress-food-intake-in-chicks
#18
Shoichi Fujita, Kazuhisa Honda, Daichi Hiramoto, Mei Gyu, Mika Okuda, Shungo Nakayama, Mika Yamaguchi, Takaoki Saneyasu, Hiroshi Kamisoyama
A number of studies have been made on the physiological actions of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) in mammals and birds. In mammals, the effects of central administration of IGF-1 on food intake have been examined. For example, intracerebroventricular administration of IGF-1 significantly decreased food intake in diabetic rats, but not in sheep and nondiabetic rats. The chicken is known to be a hyperglycemic animal. Like satiety hormones, plasma IGF-1 levels are elevated postprandially in chickens. In this study, we hypothesized that IGF-1 is involved in the regulation of food intake in chickens...
July 1, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675470/brain-serotoninergic-nervous-system-is-involved-in-bombesin-induced-frequent-urination-through-brain-5-ht7-receptors-in-rats
#19
Takahiro Shimizu, Shogo Shimizu, Naoki Wada, Shun Takai, Nobutaka Shimizu, Youichirou Higashi, Katsumi Kadekawa, Tsuyoshi Majima, Motoaki Saito, Naoki Yoshimura
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Psychological stress exacerbates symptoms of urinary bladder dysfunction; however, underlying brain mechanisms are unclear. We reported that centrally administered bombesin, a stress-related neuropeptide, facilitates the rat micturition reflex. Brain bombesin-like peptides modulate the serotoninergic nervous system activity under stress conditions; therefore, we examined whether brain serotonin is involved in bombesin-induced frequent urination in urethane-anesthetized (0...
July 4, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673711/activation-of-p2x3-receptors-in-the-cerebrospinal-fluid-contacting-nucleus-neurons-reduces-formalin-induced-pain-behavior-via-pag-in-a-rat-model
#20
Peng-Fei Liu, Hong-Zhi Fang, Yan Yang, Qing-Qing Zhang, Qiang-Qiang Zhou, Song-Song Chen, Fang Zhou, Li-Cai Zhang
The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)-contacting nucleus is implicated in the descending inhibitory pathway in pain processing, whereas the cellular and molecular mechanisms underpinning CSF-contacting nucleus regulating pain signals remains largely elusive. ATP is evidenced to inhibit pain transmission at supraspinal level by the mediation of the receptor P2X, wherein its subtype P2X3 is identified as the most potent. Our present experiment investigated the functionality of P2X3 receptors in CSF-contacting nucleus in the formalin-evoked inflammatory pain...
June 30, 2017: Neuroscience
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