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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814872/microrna-expression-profiles-in-chronic-epilepsy-rats-and-neuroprotection-from-seizures-by-targeting-mir-344a
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Xixia Liu, Yuhan Liao, Xiuxiu Wang, Donghua Zou, Chun Luo, Chongdong Jian, Yuan Wu
MicroRNA (miRNA) is believed to play a crucial role in the cause and treatment of epilepsy by controlling gene expression. However, it is still unclear how miRNA profiles change after multiple prolonged seizures and aggravation of brain injury in chronic epilepsy (CE). To investigate the role of miRNA in epilepsy, we utilized the CE rat models with pentylenetetrazol (PTZ) and miRNA profiles in the hippocampus. miRNA profiles were characterized using miRNA microarray analysis and were compared with the rats in the sham group, which received 0...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805209/neuropeptide-s-induces-acute-anxiolysis-by-phospholipase-c-dependent-signaling-within-the-medial-amygdala
#2
Thomas Grund, Inga D Neumann
Neuropeptide S (NPS) is an important anxiolytic substance of the brain. However, the signaling pathways downstream of NPS receptor (NPSR) activation, underlying the behavioral effect of NPS, remain largely unknown. Here, we show that bilateral microinfusion of NPS (0.2 nmol/0.5 μl) into the medial amygdala (MeA) of male adult Wistar rats reduced anxiety-related behavior on both, the elevated plus-maze and the open field. Moreover, as shown in amygdala tissue micropunches intracerebroventricular infusion of NPS (1 nmol/5 μl) I) evoked phosphorylation and synthesis of CaMKIIɑ in relation to reference protein beta-tubulin representing Ca(2+) influx, and II) induced phosphorylation of mitogen-activated protein kinase ERK1/2...
August 14, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801114/effects-of-curcumin-on-short-term-spatial-and-recognition-memory-adult-neurogenesis-and-neuroinflammation-in-a-streptozotocin-induced-rat-model-of-dementia-of-alzheimer-s-type
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Taysa B Bassani, Joelle M Turnes, Eric L R Moura, Jéssica M Bonato, Valentín Cóppola-Segovia, Silvio M Zanata, Rúbia M M W Oliveira, Maria A B F Vital
Curcumin is a natural polyphenol with evidence of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties. Recent evidence also suggests that curcumin increases cognitive performance in animal models of dementia, and this effect would be related to its capacity to enhance adult neurogenesis. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that curcumin treatment would be able to preserve cognition by increasing neurogenesis and decreasing neuroinflammation in the model of dementia of Alzheimer's type induced by an intracerebroventricular injection of streptozotocin (ICV-STZ) in Wistar rats...
August 8, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800326/intracerebroventricular-streptozotocin-induces-obesity-and-dementia-in-lewis-rats-rat-model-of-dementia-associated-with-obesity
#4
Konstantin Bloch, Irit Gil-Ad, Alexey Vanichkin, Shay Henry Hornfeld, Nickolay Koroukhov, Michal Taler, Pnina Vardi, Abraham Weizman
BACKGROUND: Animal models of dementia associated with metabolic abnormalities play an important role in understanding the bidirectional relationships between these pathologies. Rodent strains develop cognitive dysfunctions without alteration of peripheral metabolism following intracerebroventricular administration of streptozotocin (icv-STZ). OBJECTIVE: We aimed to estimate the effect of icv-STZ on cognitive functions and peripheral metabolism in Lewis rats, which are rarely used for the induction of cognitive abnormalities...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799896/neurosecretory-protein-gl-stimulates-food-intake-de-novo-lipogenesis-and-onset-of-obesity
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Eiko Iwakoshi-Ukena, Kenshiro Shikano, Kunihiro Kondo, Shusuke Taniuchi, Megumi Furumitsu, Yuta Ochi, Tsutomu Sasaki, Shiki Okamoto, George E Bentley, Lance J Kriegsfeld, Yasuhiko Minokoshi, Kazuyoshi Ukena
Mechanisms underlying the central regulation of food intake and fat accumulation are not fully understood. We found that neurosecretory protein GL (NPGL), a newly-identified neuropeptide, increased food intake and white adipose tissue (WAT) in rats. NPGL-precursor gene overexpression in the hypothalamus caused increases in food intake, WAT, body mass, and circulating insulin when fed a high calorie diet. Intracerebroventricular administration of NPGL induced de novo lipogenesis in WAT, increased insulin, and it selectively induced carbohydrate intake...
August 11, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798799/central-administration-of-1-deoxynojirimycin-attenuates-hypothalamic-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-regulates-food-intake-and-body-weight-in-mice-with-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity
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Jongwan Kim, Eun-Young Yun, Fu-Shi Quan, Seung-Won Park, Tae-Won Goo
The α-glucosidase inhibitor, 1-deoxynojirimycin (DNJ), is widely used for its antiobesity and antidiabetic effects. Researchers have demonstrated that DNJ regulates body weight by increasing adiponectin levels, which affects energy intake and prevents diet-induced obesity. However, the mechanism by which centrally administered DNJ exerts anorexigenic effects has not been studied until now. We investigated the effect of DNJ in the hypothalamus of mice with high-fat diet-induced obesity. Results showed that intracerebroventricular (ICV) administration of DNJ reduced hypothalamic ER stress, which activated the leptin-induced Janus-activated kinase 2 (JAK2)/signal transducers and activators of transcription 3 (STAT3) signaling pathway to cause appetite suppression...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792282/anti-inflammation-conferred-by-stimulation-of-cd200r1-via-dok1-pathway-in-rat-microglia-after-germinal-matrix-hemorrhage
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Zhanhui Feng, Lan Ye, Damon Klebe, Yan Ding, Zhen-Ni Guo, Jerry J Flores, Cheng Yin, Jiping Tang, John H Zhang
CD200 has been reported to be neuroprotective in neurodegenerative diseases. However, the potential protective effects of CD200 in germinal matrix hemorrhage (GMH) have not been investigated. We examined the anti-inflammatory mechanisms of CD200 after GMH. A total of 167 seven-day-old rat pups were used. The time-dependent effect of GMH on the levels of CD200 and CD200 Receptor 1 (CD200R1) was evaluated by western blot. CD200R1 was localized by immunohistochemistry. The short-term (24 h) and long-term (28 days) outcomes were evaluated after CD200 fusion protein (CD200Fc) treatment by neurobehavioral assessment...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782535/alpha-melanocyte-stimulating-hormone-induced-anorexia-in-japanese-quail-coturnix-japonica-likely-involves-the-ventromedial-hypothalamus-and-paraventricular-nucleus-of-the-hypothalamus
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Taylor Lear, Lingbin Liu, Madison O'Donnell, Betty R McConn, D Michael Denbow, Mark A Cline, Elizabeth R Gilbert
Alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH) reduces food intake in birds and mammals. The objective of this experiment was to determine effects of α-MSH on food and water intake, and hypothalamic c-Fos immunoreactivity and appetite-associated factor mRNA in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica), a species that has not undergone the same artificial selection for growth-related traits as the chicken. At 7days post-hatch, 3-h-fasted quail were intracerebroventricularly (ICV) injected into the lateral ventricle with 0 (vehicle), 0...
August 4, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782443/cerebral-a%C3%AE-40-and-systemic-hypertension
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Hannah M Tayler, Jennifer C Palmer, Taya L Thomas, Patrick G Kehoe, Julian Fr Paton, Seth Love
Mid-life hypertension and cerebral hypoperfusion may be preclinical abnormalities in people who later develop Alzheimer's disease. Although accumulation of amyloid-beta (Aβ) is characteristic of Alzheimer's disease and is associated with upregulation of the vasoconstrictor peptide endothelin-1 within the brain, it is unclear how this affects systemic arterial pressure. We have investigated whether infusion of Aβ40 into ventricular cerebrospinal fluid modulates blood pressure in the Dahl salt-sensitive rat...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771575/zl006-a-small-molecule-inhibitor-of-psd-95-nnos-interaction-does-not-induce-antidepressant-like-effects-in-two-genetically-predisposed-rat-models-of-depression-and-control-animals
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Sandra Tillmann, Vitor Silva Pereira, Nico Liebenberg, Anne Karina Christensen, Gregers Wegener
N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDA-R) antagonists and nitric oxide inhibitors have shown promising efficacy in depression but commonly induce adverse events. To circumvent these, a more indirect disruption of the nitric oxide synthase/postsynaptic density protein 95 kDa complex at the NMDA-R has been proposed. This disruption can be achieved using small molecule inhibitors such as ZL006, which has attracted attention as ischemic stroke therapy in rodents and has been proposed as a potential novel treatment for depression...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769765/mesenchymal-stem-cell-derived-extracellular-vesicles-ameliorates-hippocampal-synaptic-impairment-after-transient-global-ischemia
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Mingyang Deng, Han Xiao, Hainan Zhang, Hongling Peng, Huan Yuan, Yunxiao Xu, Guangsen Zhang, Zhiping Hu
Recent studies have found that administration of stem cells or extracellular vehicles (EVs) derived from stem cells exert neuroprotective effects after transient global ischemia. However, the underlying mechanisms of this effect remain unclear, especially at the level of synaptic functions. In this study, we compared the suppressive effects on cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) upregulation by EVs derived from bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSC-EV), adipose tissue MSC (AdMSC-EV) and serum (serum-EV). Then we examined whether BMSC-EVs could restore functional integrity of synaptic transmission and plasticity...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768659/elucidating-the-role-of-leptin-in-systemic-inflammation-a-study-targeting-physiological-leptin-levels-in-rats-and-their-macrophages
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Elizabeth A Flatow, Evilin N Komegae, Monique T Fonseca, Camila F Brito, Florin M Musteata, Jose Antunes-Rodrigues, Alexandre A Steiner
To elucidate the role of leptin in acute systemic inflammation, we investigated how its infusion at low, physiologically relevant doses affects the responses to bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in rats subjected to 24 h of food deprivation. Leptin was infused subcutaneously (0-20 μg/kg/h) or intracerebroventricularly (0-1 μg/kg/h). Using hypothermia and hypotension as biomarkers of systemic inflammation, we identified the phase extending from 90 to 240 min post-LPS as the most susceptible to modulation by leptin...
August 2, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768549/intranasal-insulin-reverts-central-pathology-and-cognitive-impairment-in-diabetic-mother-offspring
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Juan Jose Ramos-Rodriguez, Daniel Sanchez-Sotano, Alberto Doblas-Marquez, Carmen Infante-Garcia, Simon Lubian-Lopez, Monica Garcia-Alloza
BACKGROUND: Adverse effects in diabetic mothers offspring (DMO) are a major concern of increasing incidence. Among these, chronic central complications in DMO remain poorly understood, and in extreme cases, diabetes can essentially function as a gestational brain insult. Nevertheless, therapeutic alternatives for DMO are limited. METHODS: Therefore, we have analyzed the central long-term complications in the offspring from CD1 diabetic mothers treated with streptozotozin, as well as the possible reversion of these alterations by insulin administration to neonates...
August 2, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757328/interferon-%C3%AE-causes-mood-abnormalities-by-altering-cannabinoid-cb1-receptor-function-in-the-mouse-striatum
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Georgia Mandolesi, Silvia Bullitta, Diego Fresegna, Antonietta Gentile, Francesca De Vito, Ettore Dolcetti, Francesca R Rizzo, Georgios Strimpakos, Diego Centonze, Alessandra Musella
Interferon-γ (IFN-γ) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS) and in its animal model, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). The type-1 cannabinoid receptors (CB1Rs) are heavily involved in MS pathophysiology, and a growing body of evidence suggests that mood disturbances reflect specific effects of proinflammatory cytokines on neuronal activity. Here, we investigated whether IFN-γ could exert a role in the anxiety- and depressive-like behavior observed in mice with EAE, and in the modulation of CB1Rs...
July 27, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756462/effects-of-gaba-b-receptor-positive-modulator-on-ketamine-induced-psychosis-relevant-behaviors-and-hippocampal-electrical-activity-in-freely-moving-rats
#15
Jingyi Ma, L Stan Leung
RATIONALE: Decreased GABAB receptor function is proposed to mediate some symptoms of schizophrenia. OBJECTIVES: In this study, we tested the effect of CGP7930, a GABAB receptor positive allosteric modulator, on ketamine-induced psychosis-relevant behaviors and hippocampal electrical activity in behaving rats. METHODS: Electrodes were bilaterally implanted into the hippocampus, and cannulae were placed into the lateral ventricles of Long-Evans rats...
July 29, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755985/peripheral-and-central-sites-of-action-for-anti-allodynic-activity-induced-by-the-bifunctional-opioid-npff-receptors-agonist-bn-9-in-inflammatory-pain-model
#16
Run Zhang, Biao Xu, Meng-Na Zhang, Ting Zhang, Zi-Long Wang, Geng Zhao, Guang-Hai Zhao, Ning Li, Quan Fang, Rui Wang
The activation of opioid and neuropeptide FF (NPFF) receptors plays important roles to modulate nociceptive signal in inflammatory pain states. Recently, BN-9 (Tyr-D.Ala-Gly-Phe-Gln-Pro-Gln-Arg-Phe-NH2) was pharmacologically characterized as a novel bifunctional agonist at both opioid and NPFF receptors. In the present study, the anti-allodynic activity and site(s) of action of BN-9 were assessed in a mouse model of carrageenan-induced inflammatory pain. In mice, BN-9 induced a dose-dependent anti-allodinic effect through opioid receptor at supraspinal or spinal level, and this effect was augmented by pretreatment with the NPFF receptor antagonist at the same level...
July 26, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754895/neuropeptide-y-prolongs-non-social-memory-and-differentially-affects-acquisition-consolidation-and-retrieval-of-non-social-and-social-memory-in-male-mice
#17
Johannes Kornhuber, Iulia Zoicas
Neuropeptide Y (NPY) and its receptors (especially Y1, Y2, and Y5) are highly expressed in brain regions involved in learning and memory processes. Accordingly, NPY was shown to modulate cognitive functions in rodents. Here, we investigated possible memory-enhancing effects of NPY and determined the role of the NPY system in the acquisition, consolidation, and retrieval of non-social and social memory in mice, using the object and social discrimination tests, respectively. Intracerebroventricular (icv) infusion of NPY (1 nmol/2 µl) prolonged retention of non-social (object) memory, but not of social memory...
July 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754433/a-novel-double-intra-carotid-cannulation-technique-to-study-the-effect-of-central-nutrient-sensing-on-glucose-metabolism-in-the-rat
#18
M Rijnsburger, L Eggels, J Castel, C Cruciani-Guglielmacci, M T Ackermans, S Luquet, S E la Fleur
BACKGROUND: The hypothalamus plays a key role in central nutrient sensing and glucose homeostasis. Due to its position next to the third ventricle, intracerebroventricular (ICV) injections or osmotic minipumps are widely applied techniques in studying effects of hormones and other molecules on the hypothalamus and glucose metabolism. NEW METHODS: The intracarotid catheter technique in which a catheter is placed in the carotid artery, pointing towards the brain, provides a physiological route to centrally infuse blood-borne molecules in an undisturbed animal...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754313/the-5-ht4-receptor-mediated-inhibition-of-visceral-nociceptive-neurons-in-the-rat-caudal-ventrolateral-medulla
#19
O A Lyubashina, I B Sivachenko
Activation of the serotonin type 4 (5-HT4) receptors has been reported to improve abdominal pain in patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders and reduce visceral nociception in animal models. Earlier studies have proposed that 5-HT4 agonist can produce visceral analgesia by acting at the supraspinal level, but the underlying neuronal mechanisms remain unclear. The caudal ventrolateral medulla (CVLM) is the first site for processing of visceral nociceptive signals ascending via spinal pathways and an important component of the endogenous pain modulatory system...
July 25, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753212/aav9-based-gene-therapy-partially-ameliorates-the-clinical-phenotype-of-a-mouse-model-of-leigh-syndrome
#20
I Di Meo, S Marchet, C Lamperti, M Zeviani, C Viscomi
Leigh syndrome (LS) is the most common infantile mitochondrial encephalopathy. No treatment is currently available for this condition. Mice lacking Ndufs4, encoding NADH: ubiquinone oxidoreductase iron-sulfur protein 4 (NDUFS4) recapitulates the main findings of complex I (cI)-related LS, including severe multisystemic cI deficiency and progressive neurodegeneration. In order to develop a gene therapy approach for LS, we used here an AAV2/9 vector carrying the human NDUFS4 coding sequence (hNDUFS4). We administered AAV2/9-hNDUFS4 by intravenous (IV) and/or intracerebroventricular (ICV) routes to either newborn or young Ndufs4(-/-) mice...
July 27, 2017: Gene Therapy
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