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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137271/environmental-conditions-differentially-affect-neurobehavioral-outcomes-in-a-mouse-model-of-sepsis-associated-encephalopathy
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Mu-Huo Ji, Hui Tang, Dan Luo, Li-Li Qiu, Min Jia, Hong-Mei Yuan, Shan-Wu Feng, Jian-Jun Yang
Brain dysfunction remains a common complication after sepsis development and is an independent risk factor for a poorer prognosis and an increased mortality. Here we tested the hypothesis that the behavioral outcomes after lipopolysaccharides (LPS) administration are exacerbated by an impoverished environment (IE) and alleviated by an enriched environment (EE), respectively. Mice were randomly allocated in a standard environment (SE), an EE, or an IE for 4 weeks after LPS or normal saline (NS) administration...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136779/juglanin-ameliorates-lps-induced-neuroinflammation-in-animal-models-of-parkinson-s-disease-and-cell-culture-via-inactivating-tlr4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Fang-Xue Zhang, Ren-Shi Xu
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common neuro-degenerative disorder, and novel therapeutic targets are required for the treatment of PD. Juglanin is a natural compound extracted from the crude Polygonum aviculare, exhibiting anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-cancer activities. In our study, PD in mice was induced by systemic LPS treatment as evidenced by enhanced α-synuclein and reduced tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), which were reversed by juglanin treatment. Moreover, juglanin administration attenuated LPS-caused behavioral and memory impairments and reduced LPS-induced enhancement of neuro-degenerative markers, including amyloid β (Aβ) and p-Tau...
November 7, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114910/n-acetylcysteine-attenuates-the-cuprizone-induced-behavioral-changes-and-oligodendrocyte-loss-in-male-c57bl-7-mice-via-its-anti-inflammation-actions
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Lin Zhang, Shuqin Xu, Qingjun Huang, Haiyun Xu
Previous animal studies have linked white matter damage to certain schizophrenia-like behaviors in cuprizone (CPZ)-exposed mouse. Mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress, neuroinflammation, and oligodendrocyte loss coexist in the brain of such mice. The aim of this study was to examine effects of the antioxidant N-acetylcysteine (NAC) on CPZ-induced behavioral changes and concurrent oligodendrocyte loss, oxidative stress, and neuroinflammation in these animals. Male C57BL/6 mice were given intraperitoneal saline or NAC at doses of 100, 200, and 400 mg/kg/day for 2 weeks; animals were fed a CPZ-containing diet (0...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110365/magnetic-resonance-imaging-features-of-canine-gliomatosis-cerebri
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Daniela Schweizer-Gorgas, Diana Henke, Anna Oevermann, Johann Lang, Marc Vandevelde, Frank Steffen
A retrospective, case series study was undertaken to identify magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) characteristics of gliomatosis cerebri in dogs. Fourteen dogs were included by review of histopathological records and contemporaneous MRI. On MRI, all lesions presented as ill-defined, intraaxial lesions within the left and right forebrain hemispheres with involvement of white and gray matter. Lesions presented as hyperintense areas on T2-weighted and FLAIR sequences and as hypointense or isointense areas on T1-weighted images, with mild parenchymal contrast enhancement in three dogs...
November 6, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110208/expression-of-gas1-in-mouse-brain-release-and-role-in-neuronal-differentiation
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Elizabeth Bautista, Natanael Zarco, Nicolás Aguirre-Pineda, Manuel Lara-Lozano, Paula Vergara, Juan Antonio González-Barrios, Raúl Aguilar-Roblero, José Segovia
Growth arrest-specific 1 (Gas1) is a pleiotropic protein that induces apoptosis of tumor cells and has important roles during development. Recently, the presence of two forms of Gas1 was reported: one attached to the cell membrane by a GPI anchor; and a soluble extracellular form shed by cells. Previously, we showed that Gas1 is expressed in different areas of the adult mouse CNS. Here, we report the levels of Gas1 mRNA protein in different regions and analyzed its expressions in glutamatergic, GABAergic, and dopaminergic neurons...
November 6, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107071/role-of-tlr4-in-olfactory-based-spatial-learning-activity-of-neonatal-mice-after-developmental-exposure-to-diesel-exhaust-origin-secondary-organic-aerosol
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Nay Chi Nway, Yuji Fujitani, Seishiro Hirano, Ohn Mar, Tin-Tin Win-Shwe
Exposure to ambient air pollutants has been reported to have various adverse health impacts. Ambient particulate matter comprises primary particles released directly via engine exhaust and secondary organic aerosols (SOAs) formed from oxidative reactions of the ultrafine particle fraction of diesel exhaust (DE). Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) is well known to initiate the inflammatory cascade in the central nervous system. However, whether and how DE and DE-SOA exposure influences TLR4 signaling in the immature brain remains unclear...
October 26, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080744/effect-of-dexmedetomidine-on-rats-with-convulsive-status-epilepticus-and-association-with-activation-of-cholinergic-anti-inflammatory-pathway
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Kai-Liang Xu, Xin-Qiu Liu, Yu-Long Yao, Ming-Rong Ye, Yao-Guo Han, Tao Zhang, Gang Chen, Ming Lei
Convulsive status epilepticus (CSE) is a neurological disease with contraction and extension of limbs, leading to damage of hippocampus and cognition. This study aimed to explore the effects of dexmedetomidine (DEX) on the cognitive function and neuroinflammation in CSE rats. All rats were divided into control group, CSE group and DEX group. Morris water maze test was used to measure cognitive function. Acute hippocampal slices were made to detect long-term potentiation (LTP). Immunohistochemistry was used to determine the expression of α7-nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7-nAChR) and interleukin-1β (IL-1β)...
November 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075577/effects-of-hint1-deficiency-on-emotional-like-behaviors-in-mice-under-chronic-immobilization-stress
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Liankang Sun, Peng Liu, Fei Liu, Yuan Zhou, Zheng Chu, Yuqi Li, Guang Chu, Ying Zhang, Jiabei Wang, Yong-Hui Dang
BACKGROUND: Histidine triad nucleotide-binding protein 1 (HINT1) is regarded as a haplo-insufficient tumor suppressor and is closely associated with diverse neuropsychiatric diseases. Moreover, HINT1 is related to gender-specific acute behavior changes in schizophrenia and in response to nicotine. Stress has a range of molecular effects in emotional disorders, which can cause a reduction in brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) expression in the hippocampus, resulting in hippocampal atrophy and neuronal cell loss...
October 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067447/rage-antagonism-by-fps%C3%A2-zm1-attenuates-postoperative-cognitive-dysfunction-through-inhibition-of-neuroinflammation-in-mice
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Haibin Zhou, Ting Luo, Changwei Wei, Wenzhen Shen, Ruilin Li, Anshi Wu
Neuroinflammation triggered by surgical trauma contributes to postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD). The receptor for advanced glycation end‑products (RAGE), a multiligand inflammatory receptor, is involved in the damaging effects of various cellular processes, contributing to neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration. However, the potential role of RAGE in the acute period of POCD has not been fully investigated. C57BL/6 male mice undergoing surgery of the tibia under isoflurane anesthesia were treated with the RAGE antagonist FPS‑ZM1 or vehicle control intraperitoneally for a period of 7 days...
October 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067327/zfra-restores-memory-deficits-in-alzheimer-s-disease-triple-transgenic-mice-by-blocking-aggregation-of-trappc6a%C3%AE-sh3glb2-tau-and-amyloid-%C3%AE-and-inflammatory-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation
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Ming-Hui Lee, Yao-Hsiang Shih, Sing-Ru Lin, Jean-Yun Chang, Yu-Hao Lin, Chun-I Sze, Yu-Min Kuo, Nan-Shan Chang
INTRODUCTION: Zinc finger-like protein that regulates apoptosis (Zfra) is a naturally occurring 31-amino-acid protein. Synthetic peptides Zfra1-31 and Zfra4-10 are known to effectively block the growth of many types of cancer cells. METHODS: Ten-month-old triple-transgenic (3×Tg) mice for Alzheimer's disease (AD) received synthetic Zfra peptides via tail vein injections, followed by examining restoration of memory deficits. RESULTS: Zfra significantly downregulated TRAPPC6AΔ, SH3GLB2, tau, and amyloid β (Αβ) aggregates in the brains of 3×Tg mice and effectively restored their memory capabilities...
June 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042248/the-antidepressant-and-anxiolytic-like-effects-of-fluoxetine-and-clozapine-in-chronically-isolated-rats-involve-inhibition-of-hippocampal-tnf-%C3%AE
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Nevena Todorović, Dragana Filipović
Brain oxidative stress and neuroinflammation are implicated in psychiatric disorders. Thus, it is important to investigate the effects of individual psychotropic agents on antioxidative defense and proinflammatory mediators in brain regions associated with these disorders. Psychosocial stress is recognized as a threat to mental health, and the hippocampus is a primary target of stress-related damage. Chronic social isolation (CSIS) is a mild psychosocial stress used to model the pathophysiology of depression...
October 16, 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042205/postnatal-administration-of-memantine-rescues-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-decreased-hippocampal-precursor-proliferation
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Zhongke Wang, Xie He, Xiaotang Fan
Pro-inflammatory cytokine exposure in early postnatal life triggers clear neurotoxic effects on the developing hippocampus. Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) is one of the inflammatory mediators and is a potent inhibitor of neurogenesis. Memantine (MEM) is an uncompetitive N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist that has been demonstrated to increase the proliferation of hippocampal progenitor cells. However, the effects of MEM on TNF-α-mediated impairment of hippocampal precursor proliferation remain unclear...
October 16, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040650/interferon-alpha-reduces-human-hippocampal-neurogenesis-and-increases-apoptosis-via-activation-of-distinct-stat1-dependent-mechanisms
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Alessandra Borsini, Annamaria Cattaneo, Chiara Malpighi, Sandrine Thuret, Neil A Harrison, Patricia A Zunszain, Carmine M Pariante
Background: In humans, interferon-α treatment for chronic viral hepatitis is a well-recognized clinical model for inflammation-induced depression, but the molecular mechanisms underlying these effects are not clear. Following peripheral administration in rodents, interferon-α induces signal transducer and activator of transcription-1 (STAT1) within the hippocampus and disrupts hippocampal neurogenesis. Methods: We used the human hippocampal progenitor cell line HPC0A07/03C to evaluate the effects of 2 concentrations of interferon-α, similar to those observed in human serum during its therapeutic use (500 pg/mL and 5000 pg/mL), on neurogenesis and apoptosis...
October 10, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990110/effects-of-butylphthalide-on-cognitive-decline-in-diabetic-rats
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Zhiyan Tian, Jinhua Wang, Yan Wang, Miao Zhang, Yuying Zhou
Butylphthalide, a component extracted from seeds of Chinese celery, is an effective neuroprotective agent used for the treatment of ischemic stroke and dementia. Diabetes may cause central nervous system damage, and diabetes is closely associated with dementia. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of butylphthalide on cognitive impairment in a streptozotocin‑induced diabetic rat model, and the underlying mechanisms of action. A total of 30 healthy male Sprague Dawley rats were randomly divided into the following 2 groups: Normal control (NC; n=10) and diabetes model (DM) groups (n=20)...
December 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986252/uric-acid-demonstrates-neuroprotective-effect-on-parkinson-s-disease-mice-through-nrf2-are-signaling-pathway
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Ting-Ting Huang, Dong-Lin Hao, Bo-Na Wu, Lun-Lin Mao, Jin Zhang
Uric acid has neuroprotective effect on Parkinson's disease (PD) by inhibiting oxidative damage and neuronal cell death. Our previous study has shown that uric acid protected dopaminergic cell line damage through inhibiting accumulation of NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2). This study aimed to investigate its in vivo neuroprotective effect. PD was induced by MPTP intraperitoneally injection for 7 d in male C57BL/6 mice. Mice were treated with either uric acid (intraperitoneally injection 250 mg/kg) or saline for a total of 13 d...
December 2, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979702/chikusetsu-saponin-iva-attenuates-isoflurane-induced-neurotoxicity-and-cognitive-deficits-via-sirt1-erk1-2-in-developmental-rats
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Xi Fang, Qiang Han, Shiyong Li, Yilin Zhao, Ailin Luo
Inhalation anesthetics isoflurane may increase the risk of neurotoxicity and cognitive deficiency at postnatal and childhood. Chikusetsu saponin IVa (chIV) is a plant extract compound, which could possessed extensive pharmacological actions of central nervous system, cardia-cerebrovascular system, immunologic system and treatment and prevention of tumor. In our study, we investigated the neuroprotective effect of chIV on isoflurane-induced hippocampal neurotoxicity and cognitive function impairment in neonatal rats...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961195/choline-and-choline-alphoscerate-do-not-modulate-inflammatory-processes-in-the-rat-brain
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Seyed Khosrow Tayebati, Ilenia Martinelli, Michele Moruzzi, Francesco Amenta, Daniele Tomassoni
Choline is involved in relevant neurochemical processes. In particular, it is the precursor and metabolite of acetylcholine (ACh). Choline is an essential component of different membrane phospholipids that are involved in intraneuronal signal transduction. On the other hand, cholinergic precursors are involved in ACh release and carry out a neuroprotective effect based on an anti-inflammatory action. Based on these findings, the present study was designed to evaluate the effects of choline and choline precursor (Choline alphoscerate, GPC) in the modulation of inflammatory processes in the rat brain...
September 29, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958936/suppression-of-neuroinflammation-by-matrix-metalloproteinase-8-inhibitor-in-aged-normal-and-lrrk2-g2019s-parkinson-s-disease-model-mice-challenged-with-lipopolysaccharide
#18
Jisun Kim, Yeon-Hui Jeong, Eun-Jung Lee, Jin-Sun Park, Hyemyung Seo, Hee-Sun Kim
Microglial priming is caused by aging and neurodegenerative diseases, and is characterized by an exaggerated microglial inflammatory response to secondary and sub-threshold challenges. In the present study, we examined the effects of the matrix metalloproteinase-8 (MMP-8) inhibitor (M8I) on the brain of aged normal and leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) G2019S Parkinson's disease (PD) model mice systemically stimulated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The results indicated that Iba-1 positive microglia and GFAP-positive astrocytes, which were increased by LPS, significantly decreased by M8I in aged normal and PD model mice...
November 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958685/saikosaponin-a-attenuates-perimenopausal-depression-like-symptoms-by-chronic-unpredictable-mild-stress
#19
Xue-Qin Chen, Shu-Jiao Chen, Wen-Na Liang, Miao Wang, Cheng-Fu Li, Shuang-Shuang Wang, Shu-Qi Dong, Li-Tao Yi, Can-Dong Li
Accumulating studies have shown that a traditional Chinese decoction Chaihu-Shugan-San produced the antidepressant-like effects in rodents including in perimenopausal. Previous studies and our preliminary study indicated that saikosaponin A, one of the main constituents of Chaihu-Shugan-San, enhanced brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) expression in rats. Herein, this study aimed to evaluate the antidepressant-like effects of saikosaponin A in perimenopausal rats exposed to chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS)...
September 25, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951047/hippocampal-dose-during-linac-based-stereotactic-radiotherapy-for-brain-metastases-an-observational-study
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Alba Fiorentino, Umberto Tebano, Gianluisa Sicignano, Francesco Ricchetti, Gioacchino Di Paola, Dario Aiello, Niccolò Giaj-Levra, Rosario Mazzola, Sergio Fersino, Ruggero Ruggieri, Filippo Alongi
INTRODUCTION: Aim of the present study is to evaluate homolateral and contralateral hippocampus (H-H, C-H, respectively) dose during Fractionated Stereotactic Radiotherapy (FSRT) or Radiosurgery (SRS) for brain metastases (BM). MATERIALS & METHODS: Patients with BM<5, size≤30mm, KPS≥80 and a life expectancy>3months, were considered for SRS/FSRT (total dose 15-30Gy, 1-5 fractions). For each BM, a Flattening Filter Free (FFF) Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) plan was generated with one or two arcs...
September 23, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
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