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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739514/inhibition-of-blood-brain-barrier-efflux-transporters-promotes-seizure-in-pregnant-rats-role-of-circulating-factors
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Abbie C Johnson, Erica S Hammer, Sophie Sakkaki, Sarah M Tremble, Gregory L Holmes, Marilyn J Cipolla
Seizure-provoking factors circulate late in gestation during normal pregnancy, but do not readily gain access to the brain due to the protective nature of the blood-brain barrier. In particular, efflux transporters are powerful ATP-driven pumps that actively prevent unwanted compounds from entering the brain. We hypothesized that acute inhibition of efflux transporters at the blood-brain barrier would result in spontaneous seizures in pregnant rats. We further hypothesized that the blood-brain barrier protects the maternal brain from seizure by increasing expression and/or activity of p-glycoprotein (P-gp), a major efflux transporter...
July 21, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738538/diosmin-improved-cognitive-deficit-and-amplified-brain-electrical-activity-in-the-rat-model-of-traumatic-brain-injury
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Mohammad Ali Mirshekar, Hamed Fanaei, Fereshteh Keikhaei, Fatemeh Sargolzaee Javan
OBJECTIVE: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the main causes of intellectual and cognitive disabilities in humans. Clinically, it is essential to limit the progress of cognitive impairment after TBI. It is reported that diosmin has a neuroprotective effect that can limit the progress of the impairment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of diosmin on neurological score, memory, tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) level and long-term potentiation in hippocampal dentate gyrus after the injury...
July 20, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694433/antidepressant-effect-of-taurine-in-chronic-unpredictable-mild-stress-induced-depressive-rats
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Gao-Feng Wu, Shuang Ren, Ri-Yi Tang, Chang Xu, Jia-Qi Zhou, Shu-Mei Lin, Ying Feng, Qun-Hui Yang, Jian-Min Hu, Jian-Cheng Yang
Depression, a psychiatric and dysthymic disorder, severely affects the learning, work and life quality. The main pathogenesis of depression is associated with central nervous system (CNS) dysfunction. Taurine has been demonstrated to exert protective effects on the brain development and can improve learning ability and memory. Our study investigated the antidepressant-like effects of taurine pre-treatment by examining the changes in depression-like behavior, hormones, neurotransmitters, inflammatory factors and neurotrophic factors in the hippocampus of a chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS)-induced depressive rat model...
July 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693284/%C3%AE-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-secreting-intracranial-germ-cell-tumor-associated-with-high-testosterone-in-an-adult-man-a-case-report
#4
Wen-Ping Yang, Hung-Yu Chien, Yi-Chun Lin
A 38-year-old male patient presented with general weakness, polydipsia and a body weight loss of 10 kg in two years. Hypopituitarism with central hypothyroidism and central adrenal insufficiency were noted at Taipei City Hospital (Taipei, Taiwan). However, hypogonadotropic hypergonadism was also observed. The patient was diagnosed with an intracranial β-human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) secreting germ-cell tumor, and brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed that the tumor involved the pineal gland, stalk, posterior pituitary gland, right basal ganglion, hypothalamus, corpus callosum and posterior hippocampus...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683595/oxidative-stress-induced-cognitive-impairment-in-obesity-can-be-reversed-by-vitamin-d-administration-in-rats
#5
Ghazaleh Hajiluian, Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi, Ghazaleh Nameni, Parviz Shahabi, Mehran Megari-Abbasi
BACKGROUND: There is evidence that obesity leads to cognitive impairments via several markers of oxidative stress including glutathione peroxidase (GPx), superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase and malondialdehyde (MDA) in the hippocampus. Increased inflammatory markers in the brain have obesity triggering effects. In the current study we aimed to investigate the effects of vitamin D on cognitive function, nuclear factor (NF)-κB, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α concentration and markers of oxidative stress in the hippocampus of high-fat diet-induced obese rats...
July 6, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681199/beneficial-effects-of-liraglutide-glp1-analog-in-the-hippocampal-inflammation
#6
Andre R C Barreto-Vianna, Marcia B Aguila, Carlos A Mandarim-de-Lacerda
The brain is very sensitive to metabolic dysfunctions induced by diets high in saturated fatty acids, leading to neuroinflammation. The liraglutide has been found to have neuroprotective effects. However, its neuroprotective action in a model of palmitate-induced neuroinflammation had not yet been evaluated. Mice were intracerebroventricular (ICV) infused with palmitate and received subcutaneous liraglutide. The hippocampal dentate gyrus and CA1 regions were analyzed (morphology and inflammation-related proteins in microglia and astrocyte by confocal microscopy)...
July 5, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681096/anticonvulsant-effect-of-swertiamarin-against-pilocarpine-induced-seizures-in-adult-male-mice
#7
Xian-Hua Deng, Xiao Zhang, Jing Wang, Peng-Sheng Ma, Lin Ma, Yang Niu, Tao Sun, Ru Zhou, Jian-Qiang Yu
Epilepsy is one of the common and major neurological disorders, approximately a third of the individuals with epilepsy suffer from seizures and not able to successfully respond to available medications. Current study was designed to investigate whether Swertiamarin (Swe) had anticonvulsant activity in the pilocarpine (PILO)-treated mice. Thirty minutes prior to the PILO (280 mg/kg) injection, the mice were administrated with Swe (50, 150, and 450 mg/kg) and valproate sodium (VPA, 200 mg/kg) once. Seizures and electroencephalography (EEG) were observed, and then the mice were killed for Nissl, Fluoro-jade B (FJB) staining...
July 5, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672958/mir-16-1-expression-heat-shock-protein-70-and-inflammatory-reactions-in-astrocytes-of-mice-with-epilepsy-induced-by-encephalitis-b-virus-infection
#8
Yue Yao, Yujia Yang, Xuehua He, Xia Wang
The upregulation of miR-16-1 expression and heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) and inflammatory reaction mechanism in astrocytes of mice with epilepsy induced by encephalitis B virus infection were studied. Six-to-eight-week-old healthy male C57BL/6 mice received intraperitoneal injection of pilocarpine (320-340 mg/kg, 40 mg/ml) to induce status epilepsy. After 7 days, mice were inoculated with 100 µl Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium (DMEM) in the neck, including 6.25×23 PFU Japanese encephalitis virus P3 wild strain...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672928/mechanism-of-mongolian-medical-warm-acupuncture-in-treating-insomnia-by-regulating-mir-101a-in-rats-with-insomnia
#9
Agula Bo, Lengge Si, Yuehong Wang, Lidao Bao, Hongwei Yuan
MicroRNAs (miRNAs or miRs) and the target genes before and after warm acupuncture at the genetic level were assessed, and the cytokines and neurotransmitters related to insomnia were studied. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were used to create PCPA insomnia rat models and randomly divided into the normal, model, warm acupuncture, and drug groups. The Dinghui Acupoint, Heyi Acupoint, and Xin Acupoint were inserted in the Mongolian medicine warm acupuncture group. The differential expression profile of microRNA in the brain tissue of the insomnia rats was determined before and after Mongolian medicine warm acupuncture for establishment of miR-101a mimics and inhibitor...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670128/clinical-features-of-limbic-encephalitis-with-lgi1-antibody
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Meiling Wang, Xiaoyu Cao, Qingxin Liu, Wenbin Ma, Xiaoqian Guo, Xuewu Liu
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to analyze the clinical manifestation, course, evolution, image manifestation, and treatments of LGI1 limbic encephalitis (LE). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Studies confirmed that LE with the complex antibody of voltage-gated potassium channels is LGI1 LE. Since then, LE cases have been reported. In this study, 10 typical LE cases were searched in PubMed. These cases and one additional case, which we reported herein, were retrospectively analyzed...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667671/smaller-hippocampal-subfield-volumes-predict-verbal-associative-memory-in-pediatric-brain-tumor-survivors
#11
Alexandra L Decker, Kamila U Szulc, Eric Bouffet, Suzanne Laughlin, M Mallar Chakravarty, Jovanka Skocic, Cynthia B de Medeiros, Donald J Mabbott
The developing hippocampus is highly sensitive to chemotherapy and cranial radiation treatments for pediatric cancers, yet little is known about the effects that cancer treatments have on specific hippocampal subfields. Here, we examined hippocampal subfield volumes in twenty-nine pediatric brain tumor survivors treated with cranial radiation and chemotherapy, and thirty healthy developing children and adolescents. We also examined associations between hippocampal subfield volumes and short-term verbal memory...
July 1, 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666908/volumetric-modulated-dynamic-wavearc-therapy-reduces-the-dose-to-the-hippocampus-in-patients-with-pituitary-adenomas-and-craniopharyngiomas
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Megumi Uto, Takashi Mizowaki, Kengo Ogura, Yuki Miyabe, Mitsuhiro Nakamura, Nobutaka Mukumoto, Hideaki Hirashima, Masahiro Hiraoka
PURPOSE: Reducing the radiation dose to the hippocampus is important to preserve cognitive function in patients with brain tumors. The Vero4DRT system can realize a new irradiation technique, termed volumetric-modulated Dynamic WaveArc therapy (VMDWAT), which allows the safe use of sequential noncoplanar volumetric-modulated beams without couch rotation. Because VMDWAT appears to reduce the hippocampal dose in patients with pituitary adenomas and craniopharyngiomas, we performed a planning study to compare the dose distribution of volumetric-modulated arc therapy using only a coplanar arc (coVMAT) and VMDWAT...
April 13, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647536/crhr1-exacerbates-the-glial-inflammatory-response-and-alters-bdnf-trkb-pcreb-signaling-in-a-rat-model-of-global-cerebral-ischemia-implications-for-neuroprotection-and-cognitive-recovery
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Patricia B de la Tremblaye, Simon M Benoit, Sarah Schock, Hélène Plamondon
This study examined the impact of corticotropin-releasing hormone type 1 receptor (CRHR1) blockade using Antalarmin (ANT) on the expression of markers of neuroplasticity and inflammation, as well as neuroprotection and behavioral recovery following global cerebral ischemia. Male Wistar rats (N=50) were treated with ANT (2μg/2μl; icv) or a vehicle solution prior to a sham or four vessel (4VO) occlusion. Seven days post ischemia, anxiety was assessed in the Elevated Plus Maze and Open Field tests, and fear and spatial learning in a Y-Maze Passive Avoidance Task and the Barnes Maze...
June 21, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642096/pine-needle-extract-prevents-hippocampal-memory-impairment-in-acute-restraint-stress-mouse-model
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Jin-Seok Lee, Hyeong-Geug Kim, Hye-Won Lee, Won-Yong Kim, Yo-Chan Ahn, Chang-Gue Son
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The Pinus densiflora leaf has been traditionally used to treat mental health disorders as a traditional Chinese medicine. Here we examined the ethnopharmacological relevance of pine needle on memory impairment caused by stress. AIM OF THE STUDY: To elucidate the possible modulatory actions of 30% ethanolic pine needle extract (PNE) on stress-induced hippocampal excitotoxicity, we adopted an acute restraint stress mouse model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Mice were orally administered with PNE (25, 50, or 100mg/kg) or ascorbic acid (100mg/kg) for 9 days, and were then subjected to restraint stress (6h/day) for 3 days (from experimental day 7-9)...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624505/deficiency-in-ep4-receptor-associated-protein-ameliorates-abnormal-anxiety-like-behavior-and-brain-inflammation-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-disease
#15
Risako Fujikawa, Sei Higuchi, Masato Nakatsuji, Mika Yasui, Taichi Ikedo, Manabu Nagata, Kosuke Hayashi, Masayuki Yokode, Manabu Minami
Microglia are thought to play key roles in the progression of Alzheimer disease (AD). Overactivated microglia produce proinflammatory cytokines, such as tumor necrosis factor-α, which appear to contribute to disease progression. Previously, we reported that prostaglandin E2 type 4 receptor-associated protein (EPRAP) promotes microglial activation. We crossed human amyloid precursor protein transgenic mice from strain J20(+/-) onto an EPRAP-deficient background to determine the role of EPRAP in AD. Behavioral tests were performed in 5-month-old male J20(+/-)EPRAP(+/+) and J20(+/-)EPRAP(-/-) mice...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614179/molecular-hydrogen-inhalation-attenuates-postoperative-cognitive-impairment-in-rats
#16
Yuchang Xin, Huiying Liu, Peng Zhang, Liuhui Chang, Keliang Xie
Postoperative cognitive decline is a major clinical problem with high morbidity and mortality after surgery. Many studies have found that molecular hydrogen (H2) has significant neuroprotection against acute and chronic neurological injury by regulating inflammation and apoptosis. In this study, we hypothesized that H2 treatment could ameliorate the development of cognitive impairment following surgery. Adult male rats were subjected to stabilized tibial fracture operation under anesthesia. Two percent of H2 was inhaled for 3 h beginning at 1 h after surgery...
August 2, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612842/gastrointestinal-inflammation-by-gut-microbiota-disturbance-induces-memory-impairment-in-mice
#17
S-E Jang, S-M Lim, J-J Jeong, H-M Jang, H-J Lee, M J Han, D-H Kim
In this study, we tested our hypothesis regarding mechanistic cross-talk between gastrointestinal inflammation and memory loss in a mouse model. Intrarectal injection of the colitis inducer 2,4,6-trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid (TNBS) in mice caused colitis via activation of nuclear factor (NF)-κB and increase in membrane permeability. TNBS treatment increased fecal and blood levels of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and the number of Enterobacteriaceae, particularly Escherichia coli (EC), in the gut microbiota composition, but significantly reduced the number of Lactobacillus johnsonii (LJ)...
June 14, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583427/cyclooxygenase-2-inhibitors-differentially-attenuate-pentylenetetrazol-induced-seizures-and-increase-of-pro-and-anti-inflammatory-cytokine-levels-in-the-cerebral-cortex-and-hippocampus-of-mice
#18
Fernanda Rossatto Temp, Joseane Righes Marafiga, Laura Hautrive Milanesi, Thiago Duarte, Leonardo Magno Rambo, Micheli Mainardi Pillat, Carlos Fernando Mello
Seizures increase prostaglandin and cytokine levels in the brain. However, it remains to be determined whether cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) derived metabolites play a role in seizure-induced cytokine increase in the brain and whether anticonvulsant activity is shared by all COX-2 inhibitors. In this study we investigated whether three different COX-2 inhibitors alter pentylenetetrazol (PTZ)-induced seizures and increase of interleukin-1β (IL-1β), interleukin-6 (IL-6), interferon-γ (INF-γ), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interleukin-10 (IL-10) levels in the hippocampus and cerebral cortex of mice...
June 3, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582770/the-protective-effect-of-epimedii-folium-and-curculiginis-rhizoma-on-alzheimer-s-disease-by-the-inhibitions-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mapk-pathway-and-nlrp3-inflammasome
#19
Zhou Lan, Guangjing Xie, Meng Wei, Ping Wang, Lvyi Chen
The purpose of the current study was to explore the effects of the water extracts of Epimedii Folium and Curculiginis Rhizoma (EX) on Aβ-induced Alzheimer's disease. Aβ1-42 was stereotaxically injected bilaterally into the dorsal hippocampus, and then the rats were orally received EX at the doses of 2 g/kg and 6 g/kg for 30 days. Behavior was monitored through Morris water maze test. The neuroprotective effect of EX were examined with methods of histochemistry and biochemistry. EX reduced the contents of pro-inflammatory cytokines tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) in hippocampus and cortex...
July 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580377/optimization-of-curvilinear-needle-trajectories-for-transforamenal-hippocampotomy
#20
David B Comber, E Bryn Pitt, Hunter B Gilbert, Matthew W Powelson, Emily Matijevich, Joseph S Neimat, Robert J Webster, Eric J Barth
BACKGROUND: The recent development of MRI-guided laser-induced thermal therapy (LITT) offers a minimally invasive alternative to craniotomies performed for tumor resection or for amygdalohippocampectomy to control seizure disorders. Current LITT therapies rely on linear stereotactic trajectories that mandate twist-drill entry into the skull and potentially long approaches traversing healthy brain. The use of robotically-driven, telescoping, curved needles has the potential to reduce procedure invasiveness by tailoring trajectories to the curved shape of the ablated structure and by enabling access through natural orifices...
February 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
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