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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895165/rats-with-a-missense-mutation-in-atm-display-neuroinflammation-and-neurodegeneration-subsequent-to-accumulation-of-cytosolic-dna-following-unrepaired-dna-damage
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Hazel Quek, John Luff, KaGeen Cheung, Sergei Kozlov, Magtouf Gatei, C Soon Lee, Mark C Bellingham, Peter G Noakes, Yi Chieh Lim, Nigel L Barnett, Steven Dingwall, Ernst Wolvetang, Tomoji Mashimo, Tara L Roberts, Martin F Lavin
Mutations in the ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T)-mutated (ATM) gene give rise to the human genetic disorder A-T, characterized by immunodeficiency, cancer predisposition, and neurodegeneration. Whereas a series of animal models recapitulate much of the A-T phenotype, they fail to present with ataxia or neurodegeneration. We describe here the generation of an Atm missense mutant [amino acid change of leucine (L) to proline (P) at position 2262 (L2262P)] rat by intracytoplasmic injection (ICSI) of mutant sperm into oocytes...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893434/neuroinflammatory-and-cognitive-consequences-of-combined-radiation-and-immunotherapy-in-a-novel-preclinical-model
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Gwendolyn J McGinnis, David Friedman, Kristina H Young, Eileen Ruth S Torres, Charles R Thomas, Michael J Gough, Jacob Raber
BACKGROUND: Cancer patients often report behavioral and cognitive changes following cancer treatment. These effects can be seen in patients who have not yet received treatment or have received only peripheral (non-brain) irradiation. Novel treatments combining radiotherapy (RT) and immunotherapy (IT) demonstrate remarkable efficacy with respect to tumor outcomes by enhancing the proinflammatory environment in the tumor. However, a proinflammatory environment in the brain mediates cognitive impairments in other neurological disorders and may affect brain function in cancer patients receiving these novel treatments...
November 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882122/gan-dan-liang-yi-tang-alleviates-p-chlorophenylalanine-induced-insomnia-through-modification-of-the-serotonergic-and-immune-system
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Yuan Hu, Yu-Nin Wang, Gang-Qiang Zhang, Xian-Zhe Dong, Wan-Wan Liu, Ping Liu
Gan-Dan-Liang-Yi-Tang (GDLYT) is a Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been historically used for the treatment of insomnia. However, investigations into its pharmacological ingredients and the mechanism underlying its sedative and hypnotic effects remain limited. The present study reported the detailed mechanisms underlying the sedative and hypnotic effects of GDLYT. Kunming mice were administered GDLYT at various sub-hypnotic doses, which underwent sodium pentobarbital treatment test, pentetrazole induced convulsant studies and p-chlorophenylalanine (PCPA) induced insomnia model...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871154/neuroprotection-of-dexmedetomidine-against-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats-involved-in-inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-inflammation-response
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Lijun Wang, Haiyan Liu, Ligong Zhang, Gongming Wang, Mengyuan Zhang, Yonghui Yu
Dexmedetomidine is an α2-adrenergic receptor agonist that exhibits a protective effect on ischemia-reperfusion injury of the heart, kidney, and other organs. In the present study, we examined the neuroprotective action and potential mechanisms of dexmedetomidine against ischemia-reperfusion induced cerebral injury. Transient focal cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury was induced in Sprague-Dawley rats by middle cerebral artery occlusion. After the ischemic insult, animals then received intravenous dexmedetomidine of 1 µg/kg load dose, followed by 0...
November 25, 2016: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851995/key-clinical-benefits-of-neuroimaging-at-7t
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Siegfried Trattnig, Elisabeth Springer, Wolfgang Bogner, Gilbert Hangel, Bernhard Strasser, Barbara Dymerska, Pedro Lima Cardoso, Simon Daniel Robinson
The growing interest in ultra-high field MRI, with more than 35.000 MR examinations already performed at 7T, is related to improved clinical results with regard to morphological as well as functional and metabolic capabilities. Since the signal-to-noise ratio increases with the field strength of the MR scanner, the most evident application at 7T is to gain higher spatial resolution in the brain compared to 3T. Of specific clinical interest for neuro applications is the cerebral cortex at 7T, for the detection of changes in cortical structure, like the visualization of cortical microinfarcts and cortical plaques in Multiple Sclerosis...
November 13, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845863/anti-inflammatory-effect-of-ethanolic-extract-of-sargassum-serratifolium-in-lipopolysaccharide-stimulated-bv2-microglial-cells
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Sun-Ji Oh, Eun-Ji Joung, Mi-Sung Kwon, Bonggi Lee, Tadanobu Utsuki, Chul-Woong Oh, Hyeung-Rak Kim
Sargassum serratifolium was found to contain high concentrations of meroterpenoids, having strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective activities. This study aims to investigate the anti-inflammatory mechanisms of an ethanolic extract of S. serratifolium (ESS) using lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated BV2 microglial cells and to identify the anti-inflammatory components in ESS. The level of proinflammatory cytokines was measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The expression of inflammation-related proteins and mRNA was evaluated by Western blot and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction analysis, respectively...
November 2016: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843317/effect-of-yi-nao-jie-yu-decoction-on-%C3%AE-aminobutyric-acid-type-a-receptor-in-the-hippocampus-and-serum-inflammatory-factors-in-a-rat-model-of-poststroke-anxiety
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Wen Zhang, Ruizhen Zhao, Xiaoli Li, Xia Cui, Zijun Zhao, Yingqiu Mao, Fengzhi Wu, Qisheng Tang
BACKGROUND: The Yi-nao-jie-yu decoction (YNJYD) is a herbal preparation widely used in the clinics of traditional Chinese medicine and has been recently used as an important new therapeutic agent in poststroke anxiety (PSA). The neuroendocrine-immune system plays an important role in PSA mechanisms, although the modulating effects of YNJYD remain unknown. This study investigated the potential effects of YNJYD on the neuroendocrine-immune system in a rat model of PSA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The PSA model was induced by injecting collagenase (type VII) into the right globus pallidus, accompanied by empty water bottle stimulation for 2 weeks...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825966/hypericin-inhibits-oligomeric-amyloid-%C3%AE-42-induced-inflammation-response-in-microglia-and-ameliorates-cognitive-deficits-in-an-amyloid-%C3%AE-injection-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease-by-suppressing-mkl1
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Mu Zhang, Yanyan Wang, Fei Qian, Ping Li, Xiaojun Xu
Amyloid β (Aβ) provokes severe inflammation response in the central nervous system, which is a key risk factor for the progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Anti-inflammation medications shed light on treating AD. In this study, we found hypericin is a potent anti-AD constituent through anti-inflammation. Pretreatment with hypericin (5 μM and 15 μM) significantly suppresses oligomeric Aβ42 (oAβ42)-induced expression of interleukin-1β (IL-1β), interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor α (TNF α) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and production of NO in microglia without cytotoxicity...
December 2, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821848/depression-like-phenotype-by-deletion-of-%C3%AE-7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-role-of-bdnf-trkb-in-nucleus-accumbens
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Ji-Chun Zhang, Wei Yao, Qian Ren, Chun Yang, Chao Dong, Min Ma, Jin Wu, Kenji Hashimoto
The α7 subtype of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) plays a role in the inflammation which is implicated in depression. This study was undertaken to examine the role of α7 nAChR in depression using α7 nAChR knock-out (KO) mice. Serum levels of tumor necrosis factor-α and interlukin-1β in KO mice were higher than wild-type mice, suggesting an inflammatory process in KO mice. α7 nAChR KO mice showed depression-like phenotype. Furthermore, KO mice showed increased brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and its receptor TrkB signaling, as well as increased synaptogenesis and spine density in the nucleus accumbens (NAc), although BDNF-TrkB signaling and synaptogenesis were not altered in the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus...
November 8, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818124/chrysin-promotes-attenuation-of-depressive-like-behavior-and-hippocampal-dysfunction-resulting-from-olfactory-bulbectomy-in-mice
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Carlos Borges Filho, Cristiano Ricardo Jesse, Franciele Donato, Lucian Del Fabbro, Marcelo Gomes de Gomes, André Tiago Rossito Goes, Leandro Cattelan Souza, Silvana Peterini Boeira
Chrysin is a natural flavonoid which is found in bee propolis, honey and various plants, and antidepressant-like effect of chrysin in chronically stressed mice was previously demonstrated by our group. In this work, we investigated the action of chrysin treatment (5 or 20 mg/kg) for 14 days in the depressant-like behavior and in the hippocampal dysfunction induced by olfactory bulbectomy (OB), an animal model of agitated depression. Results demonstrated that OB occasioned a depressant-like behavior in the splash test, open field test and forced swimming test...
November 3, 2016: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799931/immunomodulatory-factors-galectin-9-and-interferon-gamma-synergize-to-induce-expression-of-rate-limiting-enzymes-of-the-kynurenine-pathway-in-the-mouse-hippocampus
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Alexandra K Brooks, Marcus A Lawson, Jennifer L Rytych, Kevin C Yu, Tiffany M Janda, Andrew J Steelman, Robert H McCusker
Elevated levels of circulating pro-inflammatory cytokines are associated with symptomology of several psychiatric disorders, notably major depressive disorder. Symptomology has been linked to inflammation/cytokine-dependent induction of the Kynurenine Pathway. Galectins, like pro-inflammatory cytokines, play a role in neuroinflammation and the pathogenesis of several neurological disorders but without a clearly defined mechanism of action. Their involvement in the Kynurenine Pathway has not been investigated...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796822/effects-of-shugan-jianpi-formula-on-myeloid-derived-suppression-cells-mediated-depression-breast-cancer-mice
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Yu-Tong Lu, Jie Li, Xin Qi, Ying-Xia Pei, Wen-Guang Shi, Hong-Sheng Lin
OBJECTIVE: To observe the intervention effect of Shugan Jianpi Formula (, SGJPF) on a breast cancer mouse model with depression and investigate the underlying mechanism of SGJPF in preventing the development of breast cancer. METHODS: The breast cancer model was induced by inoculation of breast cancer cells, the depression model was induced by chronic stress stimuli, and the depression cancer model was established by combining the two factors. The mice were divided into 7 groups: normal control, depression model, tumor model, depression tumor model, SGJPF, chemotherapy, and SGJPF+chemotherapy groups...
October 28, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793043/endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-induced-neuronal-inflammatory-response-and-apoptosis-likely-plays-a-key-role-in-the-development-of-diabetic-encephalopathy
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Zhouguang Wang, Yan Huang, Yi Cheng, Yi Tan, Fenzan Wu, Jiamin Wu, Hongxue Shi, Hongyu Zhang, Xichong Yu, Hongchang Gao, Li Lin, Jun Cai, Jinsan Zhang, Xiaokun Li, Lu Cai, Jian Xiao
We assumed that diabetic encephalopathy (DEP) may be induced by endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-mediated inflammation and apoptosis in central nervous system. To test this notion, here we investigated the neuronal ER stress and associated inflammation and apoptosis in a type 2 diabetes model induced with high-fat diet/streptozotocin in Sprague-Dawley rats. Elevated expressions of ER stress markers, including glucose-regulated protein 78 (GRP78), activating transcription factor-6 (ATF-6), X-box binding protein-1 (XBP-1), and C/EBP homologous protein, and phosphor-Jun N-terminal kinase (p-JNK) were evident in the hippocampus CA1 of diabetic rats...
October 26, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775476/alteration-of-selected-neurotrophic-factors-and-their-receptor-expression-in-mouse-brain-response-to-whole-brain-irradiation
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Ewa Pius-Sadowska, Miłosz Piotr Kawa, Patrycja Kłos, Dorota Rogińska, Michał Rudnicki, Boehlke Marek, Piotr Waloszczyk, Bogusław Machaliński
Ionizing radiation can significantly affect brain function in children and young adults, particularly in the hippocampus where neurogenic niches are located. Injury to normal tissue is a major concern when whole-brain irradiation (WBI) is used to treat central nervous system (CNS) tumors, and the pathogenesis of this injury remains poorly understood. We assessed the expression of selected neurotrophins (NTs) and NT receptors (NTRs) in brains of young mice after a single 10 Gy gamma-ray exposure using morphological and molecular analyses [qRT-PCR, Western blot, immunohistochemistry (IHC)] to evaluate WBI-induced injury in its acute phase...
October 24, 2016: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771396/electroacupuncture-pretreatment-with-different-waveforms-prevents-brain-injury-in-rats-subjected-to-cecal-ligation-and-puncture-via-inhibiting-microglial-activation-and-attenuating-inflammation-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis
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Ye Chen, Yu Lei, Li-Qun Mo, Jun Li, Mao-Hua Wang, Ji-Cheng Wei, Jun Zhou
Sepsis is associated with high morbidity and mortality. This study was to investigate the protective effects of electroacupuncture (EA) pretreatment with different waveforms on septic brain injury in rats and its mechanism. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were pretreated by EA with different waveforms (continuous wave, dilatational wave, or intermittent wave) at Baihui (GV20) and Tsusanli (ST36) acupoints for 30min, and underwent cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) or sham operation. The results showed that EA pretreatment with different waveforms improved survival rate, attenuated encephaledema, brain injury, neuronal apoptosis and cognitive dysfunction, and preserved blood-brain barrier (BBB)...
October 2016: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752364/p53-regulates-disruption-of-neuronal-development-in-the-adult-hippocampus-after-irradiation
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Y-Q Li, Zw-C Cheng, Sk-W Liu, I Aubert, C S Wong
Inhibition of hippocampal neurogenesis is implicated in neurocognitive dysfunction after cranial irradiation for brain tumors. How irradiation results in impaired neuronal development remains poorly understood. The Trp53 (p53) gene is known to regulate cellular DNA damage response after irradiation. Whether it has a role in disruption of late neuronal development remains unknown. Here we characterized the effects of p53 on neuronal development in adult mouse hippocampus after irradiation. Different bromodeoxyuridine incorporation paradigms and a transplantation study were used for cell fate mapping...
2016: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737716/brain-region-and-epilepsy-associated-differences-in-inflammatory-mediator-levels-in-medically-refractory-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Kenneth I Strauss, Kost V Elisevich
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy patients have distinct immune/inflammatory cell profiles and inflammatory mediator levels in the blood. Although the neural origin of inflammatory cells and mediators has been implied, few studies have measured these inflammatory components in the human brain itself. This study examines the brain levels of chemokines (8), cytokines (14), and vascular injury mediators (3) suspected of being altered in epilepsy. METHODS: Soluble protein extracts of fresh frozen resected hippocampus, entorhinal cortex, and temporal cortex from 58 medically refractory mesial temporal lobe epilepsy subjects and 4 nonepileptic neurosurgical subjects were assayed for 25 inflammation-related mediators using ultrasensitive low-density arrays...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27732898/molecular-and-functional-characterization-of-caspase-8-from-the-big-belly-seahorse-hippocampus-abdominalis
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Minyoung Oh, Don Anushka Sandaruwan Elvitigala, S D N K Bathige, Seongdo Lee, Myoung-Jin Kim, Jehee Lee
Apoptosis is a physiological process that can also participate in host immune defense mechanisms, including tumor growth suppression along with homeostasis and maturation of immune cells. Caspases are known to be involved in cellular apoptotic signaling; among them, caspase-8 plays an important role in the initiation phase of the apoptotic death cascade. In the current study, we molecularly characterized a caspase-8 homolog (designated as HaCasp-8) from Hippocampus abdominalis. The HaCasp-8 gene harbors a 1476 bp open reading frame (ORF) that codes for a protein of 492 amino acids (aa) with a predicted molecular mass of 55 kDa...
October 11, 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720246/extra-central-nervous-system-target-for-assessment-and-treatment-in-refractory-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis
#19
David W Nauen
Anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate-type glutamate receptor autoimmune encephalitis can arise in the setting of ovarian teratoma and often responds to resection. When it occurs in the absence of tumor, failure to respond to treatment may be more likely, and affected patients often require intensive care. To further understand the mechanisms and potential management, we present findings from an autopsy conducted on a young woman who died of refractory autoimmune encephalitis of this type. Rituximab was administered 70 days before death, and both 37 and 14 days before death, CD19(+) lymphocytes were only 0...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685339/17%C3%AE-estradiol-augments-antidepressant-efficacy-of-escitalopram-in-ovariectomized-rats-neuroprotective-and-serotonin-reuptake-transporter-modulatory-effects
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Weam W Ibrahim, Marwa M Safar, Mahmoud M Khattab, Azza M Agha
The prevalence or recurrence of depression is seriously increased in women during the transition to and after menopause. The chronic hypo-estrogenic state of menopause may reduce the response to antidepressants; however the influence of estrogen therapy on their efficacy is still controversial. This study aimed at investigating the effects of combining escitalopram with 17β-estradiol on depression and cognitive impairment induced by ovariectomy, an experimental model of human menopause. Young adult female Wistar rats were subjected to either sham operation or ovariectomy...
September 26, 2016: Psychoneuroendocrinology
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