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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778241/dual-autonomic-inhibitory-action-of-central-apelin-on-gastric-motor-functions-in-rats
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Mehmet Bülbül, Osman Sinen
Centrally administered apelin has been shown to inhibit gastric emptying (GE) in rodents, however, the relevant mechanism has been investigated incompletely. Using male Wistar rats, we investigated the efferent pathways involved in gastroinhibitory action of central apelin. Stereotaxic intracerebroventricular (icv) cannulation, subdiaphragmatic vagotomy (VGX) and/or celiac ganglionectomy (CGX) were performed 7 days prior to the experiments. Apelin-13 was administered (30 nmol, icv) 90 min prior to GE measurement...
July 2018: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776484/corticotropin-releasing-factor-in-the-brain-and-blocking-spinal-descending-signals-induce-hyperalgesia-in-the-latent-sensitization-model-of-chronic-pain
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Wenling Chen, Yvette Taché, Juan Carlos Marvizón
Latent sensitization is a model of chronic pain in which an injury triggers a period of hyperalgesia followed by an apparent recovery, but in which pain sensitization persists but is suppressed by opioid and adrenergic receptors. One important characteristic of latent sensitization is that hyperalgesia can be triggered by acute stress. To determine whether the effect of stress is mimicked by the activation of corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) signaling in the brain, rats with latent sensitization induced by injecting complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA, 50 μl) in one hind paw were given an intracerebroventricular (i...
June 15, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775631/effect-of-central-injection-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-like-cytokine-1a-and-interferons-on-food-intake-in-chicks
#3
Tetsuya Tachibana, Yoko Ishimaru, Ryosuke Makino, Sakirul Islam Khan, Mark A Cline
In mammals, anorexia accompanying infection is thought to be mediated via cytokines including interleukins, interferons (IFNs), and tumor necrosis factor (TNF). However, there is a lack of related knowledge on birds. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to determine if cytokines are associated with reduced food intake in chicks (Gallus gallus). Specifically, we evaluated the effects of TNF-like cytokine 1A (TL1A), a member of the TNF family, interferon-α (IFN-α), and interferon-γ (IFN-γ) on food intake...
May 15, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775565/a-role-of-neuropeptide-cart-in-hyperphagia-and-weight-gain-induced-by-olanzapine-treatment-in-rats
#4
Kartik T Nakhate, Nishikant K Subhedar, Dadasaheb M Kokare
Although olanzapine is highly efficacious and most widely used second generation antipsychotic drug, the success of treatment has been hampered by its propensity to induce weight gain. While the underlying neuronal mechanisms are unclear, their elucidation may help to target alternative pathways regulating energy balance. The present study was undertaken to define the role of cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript (CART), a well-known anorexic peptide, in olanzapine-induced hyperphagia and body weight gain in rats...
May 15, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774098/establishment-of-primary-cell-culture-and-an-intracranial-xenograft-model-of-pediatric-ependymoma-a-prospect-for-therapy-development-and-understanding-of-tumor-biology
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Lorena Favaro Pavon, Tatiana Tais Sibov, Silvia Regina Caminada de Toledo, Daniela Mara de Oliveira, Francisco Romero Cabral, Jean Gabriel de Souza, Pamela Boufleur, Luciana C Marti, Jackeline Moraes Malheiros, Edgar Ferreira da Cruz, Fernando F Paiva, Suzana M F Malheiros, Manoel A de Paiva Neto, Alberto Tannús, Sérgio Mascarenhas de Oliveira, Nasjla Saba Silva, Andrea Maria Cappellano, Antonio Sérgio Petrilli, Ana Marisa Chudzinski-Tavassi, Sérgio Cavalheiro
Background: Ependymoma (EPN), the third most common pediatric brain tumor, is a central nervous system (CNS) malignancy originating from the walls of the ventricular system. Surgical resection followed by radiation therapy has been the primary treatment for most pediatric intracranial EPNs. Despite numerous studies into the prognostic value of histological classification, the extent of surgical resection and adjuvant radiotherapy, there have been relatively few studies into the molecular and cellular biology of EPNs...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769639/a-novel-cell-penetrating-peptide-protects-against-neuron-apoptosis-after-cerebral-ischemia-by-inhibiting-the-nuclear-translocation-of-annexin-a1
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Xing Li, Lu Zheng, Qian Xia, Lu Liu, Meng Mao, Huijuan Zhou, Yin Zhao, Jing Shi
Nuclear translocation of annexin A1 (ANXA1) has recently been reported to participate in neuronal apoptosis after cerebral ischemia. Prevention of the nuclear translocation of ANXA1 should therefore inhibit neuronal apoptosis and protect against cerebral stroke. Here, we found that, in the repeat III domain of ANXA1, the amino-acid residues from R228 to F237 function as a unique nuclear translocation signal (NTS) and are required for nuclear translocation of ANXA1. Intriguingly, we synthesized a cell-penetrating peptide derived by conjugating the trans-activator of transcription (Tat) domain to the NTS sequence...
May 16, 2018: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767468/central-adenosine-a-1-receptors-inhibit-cough-via-suppression-of-excitatory-glutamatergic-and-tachykininergic-neurotransmission
#7
Ahmed Z El-Hashim, Seena Mathews, Fajer Al-Shamlan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The A1 adenosine receptor is reported to mediate several excitatory effects in the airways and has inhibitory effects in the central nervous system. In this study, we investigated the role of peripheral and central A1 adenosine receptors in regulating cough and airway obstruction. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Drugs were administered to guinea pigs via the inhaled or intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) routes. Cough was induced by exposing guinea pigs to aerosolised 0...
May 16, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765479/protective-effects-of-evodiamine-in-experimental-paradigm-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#8
Dongmei Wang, Chenying Wang, Ling Liu, Sanqiang Li
Evodiamine, a major component of  Evodia rutaecarpa , has been reported to possess various pharmacological activities, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidative stress, and neuroprotective effects. Our previous study has shown that the potential effects of evodiamine on the learning and memory impairments in the transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The present study was designed to investigate neuroprotective mechanism and therapeutic potential of evodiamine against intracerebroventricular streptozotocin (ICV-STZ)-induced experimental sporadic Alzheimer's disease in mice...
June 2018: Cognitive Neurodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765330/glial-cells-are-involved-in-ang-ii-induced-vasopressin-release-and-sodium-intake-in-awake-rats
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Atalia F L Flôr, José L de Brito Alves, Maria S França-Silva, Camille M Balarini, Lucila L K Elias, Silvia G Ruginsk, José Antunes-Rodrigues, Valdir A Braga, Josiane C Cruz
It is known that circulating angiotensin II (ANG-II) acts on the circumventricular organs (CVOs), which partially lack a normal blood-brain barrier, to stimulate pressor responses, vasopressin (AVP), and oxytocin (OT) secretion, as well as sodium and water intake. Although ANG-II type 1 receptors (AT1R ) are expressed in neurons and astrocytes, the involvement of CVOs glial cells in the neuroendocrine, cardiovascular and behavioral responses induced by central ANG II remains to be further elucidated. To address this question, we performed a set of experiments combining in vitro studies in primary hypothalamic astrocyte cells (HACc) and in vivo intracerebroventricular (icv) microinjections into the lateral ventricle of awake rats...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763638/effects-of-sc99-on-cerebral-ischemia-perfusion-injury-in-rats-selective-modulation-of-microglia-polarization-to-m2-phenotype-via-inhibiting-jak2-stat3-pathway
#10
Yiping Ding, Jinhong Qian, Haiying Li, Haitao Shen, Xiang Li, Yan Kong, Zhuan Xu, Gang Chen
Inhibition of Janus kinases 2-Signal transducers and activators of transcription3 (JAK2-STAT3) pathway has been shown to exert anti-inflammatory actions. SC99, a novel specific inhibitor targeting JAK2-STAT3 pathway, has been verified to negatively modulate platelet activation and aggregation in vitro. In current study, a middle cerebral artery occlusion and reperfusion (MCAO/R) model was established in Sprague Dawley rats and primary cultured microglia was exposed to oxygen and glucose deprivation (OGD/R) in vitro...
May 12, 2018: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752068/tlr4-in-circumventricular-neural-stem-cells-is-a-negative-regulator-for-thermogenic-pathways-in-the-mouse-brain
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Shiori Muneoka, Saki Murayama, Yousuke Nakano, Seiji Miyata
Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) recognizes bacteria-derived lipopolysaccharide (LPS). In the present study, we found that intraperitoneal LPS activated nuclear factor-κ B (NF-κB) in TLR4-expressing neural stem cells (NSCs) in the circumventricular brain regions of mice. Intracerebroventricular preadministration of low-dose TLR4 inhibitors significantly augmented hyperthermia together with the inhibition of NF-κB activation in circumventricular NSCs of LPS-inflamed animals. Moreover, intracerebroventricular administration of high-dose TLR4 inhibitors induced hyperthermia and Fos activation in circumventricular NSCs and hypothalamic neurons...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751997/modulation-of-nesfatin-1-induced-cardiovascular-effects-by-the-central-cholinergic-system
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Begum Aydin, Gokcen Guvenc, Burcin Altinbas, Nasir Niaz, Murat Yalcin
Nesfatin-1, a peptide whose receptor is yet to be identified, has been shown to be involved in the modulation of feeding, stress, and metabolic responses. Recently, increasing evidence has supported a modulatory role of nesfatin-1 in cardiovascular activity. We have previously reported that nesfatin-1 causes an increase in blood pressure in normotensive and hypotensive rats by increasing plasma catecholamine, vasopressin, and renin levels. Recent reports suggest that nesfatin-1 may activate the central cholinergic system...
May 4, 2018: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751355/targeting-of-microrna-21-5p-protects-against-seizure-damage-in-a-kainic-acid-induced-status-epilepticus-model-via-pten-mtor
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Chongyang Tang, Yunhe Gu, Haiyang Wang, Hongmei Wu, Yu Wang, Yao Meng, Zhibin Han, Yifei Gu, Wei Ma, Zhenfeng Jiang, Yuanyuan Song, Meng Na, Dunyue Lu, Zhiguo Lin
OBJECTIVE: Studies have shown that microRNAs play a role in the development of epilepsy by regulating downstream target messenger (m)RNA. The present study aims to determine the changes associated with microRNA-21-5p (miR-21-5p) during epileptogenesis in a kainic acid rat model, and to assess whether the PTEN-mTOR pathway is a target of miR-21-5p. METHOD: Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was used to examine the quantitative expressions of miR-21-5p and PTEN, and Western blotting was used to test the activity of mTOR in the acute, latent, and chronic stages of epileptogenesis...
May 4, 2018: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749502/toll%C3%A2-like-receptor-4-promotes-the-phosphorylation-of-crmp2-via-the-activation-of-rho%C3%A2-kinase-in-mcao-rats
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Xue-Bo Li, Ming-Xia Ding, Chun-Li Ding, Liang-Liang Li, Jinzhou Feng, Xiao-Jun Yu
The mechanism associated with Toll‑like receptor 4 (TLR4) in neurological injury remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to investigate the pathology of TLR4 in middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)/reperfusion rat models via the regulation of collapsin response mediator protein 2 (CRMP2) phosphorylation. The modified neurological severity score (mNSS) was applied to assess neurological recovery. Immunofluorescence and western blotting were used to detect the protein expressions of TLR4, Rho‑associated protein kinase 2 (ROCK‑II) and CRMP2 following the intracerebroventricular administration of TLR4‑specific agonist, lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and TLR4‑neutralizing antibody, the ROCK‑II specific inhibitor Y‑27632 or LPS+Y‑27632 30 min prior to MCAO...
May 3, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738527/defensive-effect-of-microrna-200b-c-against-amyloid-beta-peptide-induced-toxicity-in-alzheimer-s-disease-models
#15
Sayuri Higaki, Masashi Muramatsu, Akio Matsuda, Kenji Matsumoto, Jun-Ichi Satoh, Makoto Michikawa, Shumpei Niida
MiRNA molecules are important post-transcriptional regulators of gene expression in the brain function. Altered miRNA profiles could represent a defensive response against the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD). Endogenous miRNAs have lower toxic effects than other gene silencing methods, thus enhancing the expression of defensive miRNA could be an effective therapy. However, little is known about the potential of targeting miRNAs for the treatment of AD. Here, we examined the function of the miR-200 family (miR-200a, -141, -429, -200b, -200c), identified using miRNA microarray analysis of cortical tissue from Tg2576 transgenic mice...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733881/cognitive-benefits-of-angiotensin-iv-and-angiotensin-1-7-a-systematic-review-of-experimental-studies
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REVIEW
Jean K Ho, Daniel A Nation
OBJECTIVES: To explore effects of the brain renin-angiotensin system (RAS) on cognition. DESIGN: Systematic review of experimental (non-human) studies assessing cognitive effects of RAS peptides angiotensin-(3-8) [Ang IV] and angiotensin-(1-7) [Ang-(1-7)] and their receptors, the Ang IV receptor (AT4R) and the Mas receptor. RESULTS: Of 450 articles identified, 32 met inclusion criteria. Seven of 11 studies of normal animals found Ang IV had beneficial effects on tests of passive or conditioned avoidance and object recognition...
May 4, 2018: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730168/adenosine-a-2a-receptor-blockade-attenuates-spatial-memory-deficit-and-extent-of-demyelination-areas-in-lyolecithin-induced-demyelination-model
#17
Atefeh Akbari, Mohsen Khalili-Fomeshi, Manouchehr Ashrafpour, Ali Akbar Moghadamnia, Maryam Ghasemi-Kasman
In recent years, inactivation of A2A adenosine receptors has been emerged as a novel strategy for treatment of several neurodegenerative diseases. Although numerous studies have shown the beneficial effects of A2A receptors blockade on spatial memory, the impacts of selective adenosine A2A receptors on memory performance has not yet been examined in the context of demyelination. In the present study, we evaluated the effect of A2A receptor antagonist SCH58261 on spatial memory and myelination in an experimental model of focal demyelination in rat fimbria...
May 3, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729989/sustained-activation-of-jnk-induced-by-quinolinic-acid-alters-the-bdnf-trkb-axis-in-the-rat-striatum
#18
Ricardo A Santana-Martínez, Juan Carlos León-Contreras, Diana Barrera-Oviedo, José Pedraza-Chaverri, Rogelio Hernández-Pando, Perla D Maldonado
Oxidative stress secondary to excitotoxicity is a common factor in the physiopathology of a variety of neurological disorders. In response to oxidative stress, several signaling pathways, such as MAPK, are activated or inactivated. MAPK family activation must be finely regulated in time and intensity, as this pathway may either preserve cell survival or promote cell death. In the present study, the activation of MAPK in the excitotoxic injury induced by quinolinic acid (QUIN) was examined in vivo, at short and long times...
May 3, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729356/loss-of-neuronal-cd200-contributed-to-microglial-activation-after-acute-cerebral-ischemia-in-mice
#19
Yang Yang, Xiang-Jian Zhang, Cong Zhang, Rong Chen, Li Li, Junna He, Yanzhao Xie, Yanxia Chen
CD200 has been proved to play a role in immuno-inflammatory reaction. However, little information is available on CD200 in the acute stage of cerebral ischemia. We investigated the association between neuronal death and expression of CD200, and explored the relationship between CD200 and microglia in cerebral ischemic mice. Firstly, localization of CD200 expression in the normal brain tissue was detected by immunofluorescent assay. Then, focal cerebral ischemia was induced in mice by permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion (pMCAO) and then cortical tissues were collected at 6, 12, 24 and 48 h after surgery...
May 2, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728120/il-33-st2-plays-a-critical-role-in-endothelial-cell-activation-and-microglia-mediated-neuroinflammation-modulation
#20
Kelei Cao, Xiang Liao, Jiahui Lu, Shu Yao, Fengjiao Wu, Xingxing Zhu, Dongyan Shi, Shuang Wen, Lixin Liu, Hong Zhou
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-33 (IL-33) is increasingly being recognized as a key immunomodulatory cytokine in many neurological diseases. METHODS: In the present study, wild-type (WT) and IL-33-/- mice received intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) injection of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to induce neuroinflammation. Intravital microscopy was employed to examine leukocyte-endothelial interactions in the brain vasculature. The degree of neutrophil infiltration was determined by myeloperoxidase (MPO) staining...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
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