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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713286/mechanism-of-action-for-rtms-a-working-hypothesis-based-on-animal-studies
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Thangavelu Soundara Rajan, Maria F M Ghilardi, Hoau-Yan Wang, Emanuela Mazzon, Placido Bramanti, Domenico Restivo, Angelo Quartarone
Experiments in rodents have elucidated some of the molecular mechanisms underlying repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). These studies may be useful in a translational perspective so that future TMS studies in rodents can closely match human TMS protocols designed for therapeutic purposes. In the present work we will review the effects of rTMS on glutamate neurotransmission which in turn induce persistent changes in synaptic activity. In particular, we will focus on the role of NMDA and non-NMDA transmission and on the permissive role of BDNF-TrKB interaction in the rTMS induced after-effects...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709891/neuroprotective-effects-of-methyl-3-4-dihydroxybenzoate-in-a-mouse-model-of-retinitis-pigmentosa
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Jia Zhang, Di Xu, Huan Ouyang, Songhui Hu, Ang Li, Huanmin Luo, Ying Xu
Retinitis pigmentosa is a photoreceptor-degenerative disease that is currently untreatable and eventually causes blindness. Methyl 3,4 dihydroxybenzoate (MDHB) is a small molecule that exerts neuroprotective effect in vitro. The present study tests whether MDHB protects the retina of rd10 mice, a model of retinitis pigmentosa. MDHB or equal volume of vehicle was intraperitoneally injected in rd10 mice daily from postnatal day 12 (P12) to P26. Retinal morphology was evaluated by immunostaining, and retinal function by electroretinogram (ERG) and by visual behavior...
July 11, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708822/an-ancient-neurotrophin-receptor-code-a-single-runx-cbf%C3%AE-complex-determines-somatosensory-neuron-fate-specification-in-zebrafish
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Philia Gau, Andrew Curtright, Logan Condon, David W Raible, Ajay Dhaka
In terrestrial vertebrates such as birds and mammals, neurotrophin receptor expression is considered fundamental for the specification of distinct somatosensory neuron types where Traka, TrkB and TrkC specify nociceptors, mechanoceptors and proprioceptors/mechanoceptors, respectively. In turn, Runx transcription factors promote neuronal fate specification by regulating neurotrophin receptor and sensory receptor expression where Runx1 mediates TrkA+ nociceptor diversification while Runx3 promotes a TrkC+ proprioceptive/mechanoceptive fate...
July 14, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706491/early-life-exposure-to-lead-induces-cognitive-impairment-in-elder-mice-targeting-sirt1-phosphorylation-and-oxidative-alterations
#4
Lijie Zhang, Runqi Tu, Yawei Wang, Yazhen Hu, Xing Li, Xuemin Cheng, Yanyan Yin, Wenjie Li, Hui Huang
Pb is a potential risk factor for cognition, mainly mediated by enhanced oxidative stress. Resveratrol, a natural polyphenol with crucial anti-oxidative property, is recently implicated in preventing cognitive deficits in normal aging and neurodegenerative disorders. Its beneficial effects have been linked to sirtuin 1(SIRT1) activation. The aim of this work is to investigate the possible linkage between alterations in Pb-induced oxidative damage and cognitive impairment by prolonged treatment of resveratrol...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705440/inhibition-of-trkb-at-the-nucleus-accumbens-using-ana-12-regulates-basal-and-stress-induced-orexin-a-expression-within-the-mesolimbic-system-and-affects-anxiety-sociability-and-motivation
#5
Idu Azogu, Helene Plamondon
Repeated stress exposure can lead to the development of anxiety and mood disorders. An emerging biological substrate of depression and associated pathology is the nucleus accumbens (NAc), which through interactions with limbic, cognitive and motor circuits can regulate a variety of stress responses. Within these circuits, orexin neurons are involved in arousal and stress adaptability, effects proposed mediated via brain-derived neurotrophic factor signaling. This study tested the hypotheses that 1) repeated exposure to heterotypic stress alters social ability and preference and passive avoidant behaviors, 2) TrkB receptors at the NAc shell regulates stress-induced behavioral responses and orexin expression within the mesocorticolimbic system...
July 10, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702436/paternal-physical-exercise-improves-spatial-learning-ability-by-enhancing-hippocampal-neuroplasticity-in-male-pups-born-from-obese-maternal-rats
#6
Hye-Sang Park, Tae-Woon Kim
Maternal obesity exerts negative effects on cognitive function and behavior of the offspring. In the present study, we assessed the effects of paternal physical exercise on spatial learning ability in relation with hippocampal neuroplasticity in the rat pups born from the obese maternal rats. There were four experimental groups: paternal nonexercised male pups from normal maternal rats, paternal exercised male pups from normal maternal rats, paternal nonexercised male pups from obese maternal rats, and paternal exercised male pups from obese maternal rats...
June 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699310/the-effects-of-seh-inhibitor-on-depression-like-behavior-and-neurogenesis-in-male-mice
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Qiong Wu, Hongyang Cai, Jingfang Song, Quanzhong Chang
Currently antidepressants take several weeks to be effective, which is one of the main reasons why patients with depression quit therapy. In the present study, we examine the acute and subacute effects of soluble epoxide hydolase (sEH) inhibitor (sEHI), a compound shown to have antidepressant effects, on mice. We found that acute administration of sEHI TPPU decreases immobility time in the forced swimming test and reduces latency to feed in the novelty suppressed-feeding test in adult male mice. Intraperitoneal administration of TPPU for seven days also increased interaction time of socially defeated mice in the social defeat test...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696690/a-kinome-wide-selective-radiolabeled-trkb-c-inhibitor-for-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-neuroimaging-synthesis-preclinical-evaluation-and-first-in-human
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Vadim Bernard-Gauthier, Justin J Bailey, Andrew V Mossine, Simon Klaus Lindner, Lena Vomacka, Arturo Aliaga, Xia Shao, Carole A Quesada, Phillip S Sherman, Anne Mahringer, Alexey Kostikov, Marilyn Grand'Maison, Pedro Rosa-Neto, Jean-Paul Soucy, Alexander Thiel, David R Kaplan, Gert Fricker, Björn Wängler, Peter Bartenstein, Ralf Schirrmacher, Peter J H Scott
The proto-oncogenes NTRK1/2/3 encode the tropomyosin receptor kinases TrkA/B/C which play pivotal roles in neurobiology and cancer. We describe herein the discovery of [(11)C]-(R)-3 ([(11)C]-(R)-IPMICF16), a first-in-class positron emission tomography (PET) TrkB/C-targeting radiolabeled kinase inhibitor lead. Relying on extensive human kinome vetting, we show that (R)-3 is the most potent and most selective TrkB/C inhibitor characterized to date. It is demonstrated that [(11)C]-(R)-3 readily crosses the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in rodents and selectively binds to TrkB/C receptors in vivo, as evidenced by entrectinib blocking studies...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694833/huanglian-jie-du-tang-extract-ameliorates-depression-like-behaviors-through-bdnf-trkb-creb-pathway-in-rats-with-chronic-unpredictable-stress
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Yi-Lu Ye, Kai Zhong, Dan-Dan Liu, Jing Xu, Bei-Bei Pan, Xiang Li, Yue-Ping Yu, Qi Zhang
Neuroinflammation is considered as one of the common pathogeneses of depression. Huanglian-Jie-Du-Tang (HJDT) is a traditional Chinese herbal formula. The present study investigates the antidepressant-like effect of HJDT and its possible mechanism in rats. Rats were given HJDT (2, 4, and 8 g/kg, intragastrically), paroxetine (1.8 mg/kg, intragastrically), or an equivalent volume of saline for 42 days. The depression-related behaviors, including sucrose preference test (SPT), open field test (OFT), novel objective recognition task (NORT), and forced swimming test (FST), were detected...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694020/transdifferentiation-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-bdnf-secreting-mesenchymal-stem-cells-significantly-enhance-bdnf-secretion-and-schwann-cell-marker-proteins
#10
Metzere Bierlein De la Rosa, Anup D Sharma, Surya K Mallapragada, Donald S Sakaguchi
The use of genetically modified mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is a rapidly growing area of research targeting delivery of therapeutic factors for neuro-repair. Cells can be programmed to hypersecrete various growth/trophic factors such as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF), and nerve growth factor (NGF) to promote regenerative neurite outgrowth. In addition to genetic modifications, MSCs can be subjected to transdifferentiation protocols to generate neural cell types to physically and biologically support nerve regeneration...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687235/synthesis-and-evaluation-of-26-amino-acid-methyl-ester-substituted-sarsasapogenin-derivatives-as-neuroprotective-agents-for-alzheimer-s-disease
#11
Ze-Dan Wang, Guo-Dong Yao, Wei Wang, Wen-Bao Wang, Shao-Jie Wang, Shao-Jiang Song
Sarsasapogenin, extracted from Anemarrhena asphodeloides Bunge., has been reported to protect neurons from H2O2-induced damage. In the current study, four series of 26-amino acid methyl ester substituted sarsasapogenin derivatives (5a-5e, 5f-5j, 6a-6e and 7a-7e) were synthesized and tested for neuroprotective activity by evaluating their neuroprotective ratio against SH-SHY5Y cell lines. Studies showed that most of the target compounds displayed better neuroprotective effects than that of sarsasapogenin. Structure-activity relationship analysis suggested that 3-methoxy derivatives (5f-5j) were more potent than other series and the phenylalanine methyl ester moiety at C-26 was important for exhibiting apparent neuroprotective activity...
July 4, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685757/social-learning-requires-plasticity-enhanced-by-fluoxetine-through-prefrontal-bdnf-trkb-signaling-to-limit-aggression-induced-by-post-weaning-social-isolation
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Éva Mikics, Ramon Guirado, Juzoh Umemori, Máté Tóth, László Biró, Christina Miskolczi, Diána Balázsfi, Dóra Zelena, Eero Castrén, József Haller, Nina N Karpova
Escalated or abnormal aggression induced by early adverse experiences is a growing issue of social concern and urges the development of effective treatment strategies. Here we report that synergistic interactions between psychosocial and biological factors specifically ameliorate escalated aggression induced by early adverse experiences. Rats reared in isolation from weaning until early adulthood showed abnormal forms of aggression and social deficits that were temporarily ameliorated by re-socialization, but aggression again escalated in a novel environment...
July 7, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683289/modulation-of-autophagy-by-bdnf-underlies-synaptic-plasticity
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Vassiliki Nikoletopoulou, Kyriaki Sidiropoulou, Emmanouela Kallergi, Yannis Dalezios, Nektarios Tavernarakis
Autophagy is crucial for neuronal integrity. Loss of key autophagic components leads to progressive neurodegeneration and structural defects in pre- and postsynaptic morphologies. However, the molecular mechanisms regulating autophagy in the brain remain elusive. Similarly, while it is widely accepted that protein turnover is required for synaptic plasticity, the contribution of autophagy to the degradation of synaptic proteins is unknown. Here, we report that BDNF signaling via the tropomyosin receptor kinase B (TrkB) and the phosphatidylinositol-3' kinase (PI3K)/Akt pathway suppresses autophagy in vivo...
July 5, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682396/nanoscale-clustering-of-the-neurotrophin-receptor-trkb-revealed-by-super-resolution-sted-microscopy
#14
Borislav Angelov, Angelina Angelova
The nanoscale organization of the tropomyosin-related kinase receptor type B (TrkB), a promising therapeutic target for severe neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders, is examined by stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy using the deconvoluted gated STED option. The performed immunofluorescence nanoscopic subdiffraction imaging of the membrane receptor localization reveals that clusters of oligomeric TrkB states and randomly organized nanodomains are formed in the membranes of differentiated human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells, which are studied as an in vitro model of neurodegeneration...
July 6, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679669/a-small-molecule-trkb-ligand-restores-hippocampal-synaptic-plasticity-and-object-location-memory-in-rett-syndrome-mice
#15
Wei Li, Alba Bellot-Saez, Mary L Phillips, Tao Yang, Frank M Longo, Lucas Pozzo-Miller
Rett syndrome (RTT) is a neurodevelopmental disorder caused by mutations in methyl-CpG-binding protein-2 (MECP2), a transcriptional regulator of many genes, including brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). BDNF levels are reduced in RTT autopsy brains and in multiple brain areas of Mecp2-deficient mice. Furthermore, experimental interventions that increase BDNF levels improve RTT-like phenotypes in Mecp2 mutant mice. Here, we characterized the actions of a small-molecule ligand of the BDNF receptor TrkB in hippocampal function in Mecp2 mutant mice...
July 1, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679060/protective-effects-of-green-tea-polyphenol-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-against-sevoflurane-induced-neuronal-apoptosis-involves-regulation-of-creb-bdnf-trk-b-and-pi3k-akt-mtor-signalling-pathways-in-neonatal-mice
#16
Mei-Li Ding, Hui Ma, Yi-Gang Man, Yan-Hong Lv
Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a polyphenol in green tea is an effective antioxidant and possesses neuroprotective effects. For neurogenesis and synaptic plasticity, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and cyclic AMP response element-binding protein (CREB) are crucially involved. In this study we aimed to assess protective effects of EGCG against sevoflurane-induced neurotoxicity in neonatal mice. Distinct groups of C57BL/6 mice were given EGCG (25, 50 or 75 mg/kg b.wt) from postnatal day 3 (P3) to P21 and were subjected to sevoflurane (3 %; 6 h) exposure on P7...
July 5, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677406/tropomyosin-receptor-kinase-b-agonist-7-8-dihydroxyflavone-improves-mitochondrial-respiration-in-placentas-from-obese-women
#17
Calais S Prince, Alina Maloyan, Leslie Myatt
Maternal obesity negatively impacts the placenta, being associated with increased inflammation, decreased mitochondrial respiration, decreased expression of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), and its receptor, tropomyosin receptor kinase B (TRKB). TRKB induction by 7,8-dihydroxyflavone (7,8-DHF) improves energy expenditure in an obesity animal model. We hypothesized that TRKB activation would improve mitochondrial respiration in trophoblasts from placentas of obese women. Placentas were collected from lean (pre-pregnancy BMI < 25) and obese (pre-pregnancy BMI > 30) women at term following cesarean section delivery without labor...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670835/role-of-the-spinal-trkb-nmda-receptor-link-in-the-bdnf-induced-long-lasting-mechanical-hyperalgesia-in-the-rat-a-behavioural-study
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J L Marcos, D Galleguillos, T Pelissier, A Hernández, L Velásquez, L Villanueva, L Constandil
BACKGROUND: Intrathecal/intracisternal BDNF in rodents produces long-lasting hyperalgesia/allodynia, which implies BDNF plays a role in the establishment and maintenance of central sensitization. Both self-regeneration of endogenous BDNF and neuroplastic modifications of spinal NMDA receptors downstream TrkB signalling could be involved in such enduring hyperalgesia. We investigated to what extent BDNF by itself could participate in the generation and maintenance of mechanical hyperalgesia using pharmacological tools...
July 3, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665013/epigenetic-regulation-by-g9a-glp-complex-ameliorates-amyloid-beta-1-42-induced-deficits-in-long-term-plasticity-and-synaptic-tagging-capture-in-hippocampal-pyramidal-neurons
#19
Mahima Sharma, Tobias Dierkes, Sreedharan Sajikumar
Altered epigenetic mechanisms are implicated in the cognitive decline associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as in Alzheimer's disease (AD). AD is the most prevalent form of dementia worldwide; amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles are the histopathological hallmarks of AD. We have recently reported that the inhibition of G9a/GLP complex promotes long-term potentiation (LTP) and its associative mechanisms such as synaptic tagging and capture (STC). However, the role of this complex in plasticity impairments remains elusive...
June 30, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656112/nicotinamide-administration-improves-remyelination-after-stroke
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Congxiao Wang, Yi Zhang, Jie Ding, Zhen Zhao, Cheng Qian, Ying Luan, Gao-Jun Teng
AIMS: Stroke is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to determine whether nicotinamide administration could improve remyelination after stroke and reveal the underlying mechanism. METHODS: Adult male C57BL/6J mice were intraperitoneally (i.p.) administered with nicotinamide (200 mg/kg, daily) or saline after stroke induced by photothrombotic occlusion of the middle cerebral artery. FK866 (3 mg/kg, daily, bis in die), an inhibitor of NAMPT, and ANA-12 (0...
2017: Neural Plasticity
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