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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431436/enhanced-tearing-by-electrical-stimulation-of-the-anterior-ethmoid-nerve
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Mark Brinton, Andrea L Kossler, Zara M Patel, James Loudin, Manfred Franke, Christopher N Ta, Daniel Palanker
Purpose: Electrical neurostimulation enhances tear secretion, and can be applied to treatment of dry eye disease. Using a chronic implant, we evaluate the effects of stimulating the anterior ethmoid nerve on the aqueous, lipid, and protein content of secreted tears. Methods: Neurostimulators were implanted beneath the nasal mucosa in 13 New Zealand white rabbits. Stimulations (2.3-2.8 mA pulses of 75-875 μs in duration repeated at 30-100 Hz for 3 minutes) were performed daily, for 3 weeks to measure changes in tear volume (Schirmer test), osmolarity (TearLab osmometer), lipid (Oil-Red-O staining), and protein (BCA assay, mass spectrometry)...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431278/intranasal-oxytocin-does-not-modulate-jumping-to-conclusions-in-schizophrenia-potential-interactions-with-caudate-volume-and-baseline-social-functioning
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Fernando Caravaggio, Philip Gerretsen, Wanna Mar, Jun Ku Chung, Eric Plitman, Shinichiro Nakajima, Julia Kim, Yusuke Iwata, Raihaan Patel, M Mallar Chakravarty, Gary Remington, Ariel Graff-Guerrero, Mahesh Menon
BACKGROUND: Patients with schizophrenia (SCZ) tend to sample less information when making a decision, jumping to conclusions (JTC) without sufficient evidence. This "JTC bias" may be a trait marker of the disease and may not improve with antipsychotic treatment. We conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to test whether intranasal oxytocin could reduce JTC in stable, medicated patients with SCZ and healthy controls (HCs). We also explored whether striatal volume, clinical symptoms, and baseline social functioning (SF) was related to JTC performance...
March 31, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430384/pharmacokinetics-of-concentrated-naloxone-nasal-spray-over-first-30%C3%A2-minutes-post-dosing-analysis-of-suitability-for-opioid-overdose-reversal
#3
Gill Mundin, Rebecca McDonald, Kevin Smith, Stephen Harris, John Strang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Lack of non-injectable naloxone formulations has impeded widespread take-home provision for the prevention of heroin/opioid overdose deaths. For non-injectable formulations that are finally being investigated, rapid onset of action and sufficient bioavailability will be vital. We present analysis of data from a study of concentrated naloxone nasal spray formulations. Our aims are: to assess 1) pharmacokinetic properties and 2) suitability for overdose reversal in terms of naloxone absorption within 30 minutes post-dosing...
April 21, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430000/neuroprotective-and-regenerative-roles-of-intranasal-wnt-3a-administration-after-focal-ischemic-stroke-in-mice
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Zheng Zachory Wei, James Ya Zhang, Tammi M Taylor, Xiaohuan Gu, Yingying Zhao, Ling Wei
Wnt signaling is a conserved pathway involved in expansion of neural progenitors and lineage specification during development. However, the role of Wnt signaling in the post-stroke brain has not been well-elucidated. We hypothesized that Wnt-3a would play an important role for neurogenesis and brain repair. Adult male mice were subjected to a focal ischemic stroke targeting the sensorimotor cortex. Mice that received Wnt-3a (2 µg/kg/day, 1 h after stroke and once a day for the next 2 days, intranasal delivery) had reduced infarct volume compared to stroke controls...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429673/hydroxytyrosol-attenuates-lps-induced-acute-lung-injury-in-mice-by-regulating-autophagy-and-sirtuin-expression
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X Yang, T Jing, Y Li, Y He, B Wang, W Zhang, Y Xiao, W Wang, J Zhang, J Wei, R Lin
BACKGROUND: Recently, the effects of hydroxytyrosol on autophagy during acute lung injury (ALI) have drawn increasing attention. OBJECTIVE: We explored the underlying molecular mechanisms by which hydroxytyrosol exerts its anti-inflammatory effects in a murine model of ALI by up-regulating autophagy. METHODS: Male BALB/c mice, challenged with intranasal instillations of LPS, were treated with or without hydroxytyrosol (HT, 100 mg/kg, intragastrically) 1 h prior to LPS exposure...
April 21, 2017: Current Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425451/ifn%C3%AE-protects-neurons-from-damage-in-a-murine-model-of-hiv-1-associated-brain-injury
#6
Victoria E Thaney, Alan M O'Neill, Melanie M Hoefer, Ricky Maung, Ana B Sanchez, Marcus Kaul
Infection with human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) causes brain injury. Type I interferons (IFNα/β) are critical mediators of any anti-viral immune response and IFNβ has been implicated in the temporary control of lentiviral infection in the brain. Here we show that transgenic mice expressing HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein 120 in their central nervous system (HIVgp120tg) mount a transient IFNβ response and provide evidence that IFNβ confers neuronal protection against HIVgp120 toxicity. In cerebrocortical cell cultures, neuroprotection by IFNβ against gp120 toxicity is dependent on IFNα receptor 1 (IFNAR1) and the β-chemokine CCL4, as IFNAR1 deficiency and neutralizing antibodies against CCL4, respectively, abolish the neuroprotective effects...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424686/mucosal-and-systemic-immune-responses-to-influenza-h7n9-antigen-ha1-2-co-delivered-intranasally-with-flagellin-or-polyethyleneimine-in-mice-and-chickens
#7
Li Song, Dan Xiong, Hongqin Song, Lili Wu, Meihua Zhang, Xilong Kang, Zhiming Pan, Xinan Jiao
Consecutive cases of human infection with H7N9 influenza viruses since 2013 in China have prompted efforts to develop an effective treatment. Subunit vaccines introduced by intranasal administration can block an infection at its primary site; flagellin (fliC) and polyethyleneimine (PEI) have been shown to be potent adjuvants. We previously generated the hemagglutinin (HA)1-2-fliC fusion protein consisting of the globular head domain (HA1-2; amino acids 62-284) of HA fused with Salmonella typhimurium fliC. In the present study, we investigated its effectiveness of both flagellin and PEI as mucosal adjuvants for the H7N9 influenza subunit vaccine...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424564/new-developments-in-the-management-of-narcolepsy
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Vivien C Abad, Christian Guilleminault
Narcolepsy is a life-long, underrecognized sleep disorder that affects 0.02%-0.18% of the US and Western European populations. Genetic predisposition is suspected because of narcolepsy's strong association with HLA DQB1*06-02, and genome-wide association studies have identified polymorphisms in T-cell receptor loci. Narcolepsy pathophysiology is linked to loss of signaling by hypocretin-producing neurons; an autoimmune etiology possibly triggered by some environmental agent may precipitate hypocretin neuronal loss...
2017: Nature and Science of Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423949/intranasal-chitosan-g-hp%C3%AE-cd-nanoparticles-of-efavirenz-for-the-cns-targeting
#9
Aarti Belgamwar, Shagufta Khan, Pramod Yeole
Incompetence of antiretrovirals (ARV) in complete eradication of HIV from the CNS is the biggest issue in neuro-AIDS treatment. The ineffectiveness is largely due to the poor penetration of ARV. Hence, the present study is attempted to enhance the CNS uptake of efavirenz (EFV) by designing intranasal EFV nanoparticles (EFV-NPs). EFV-NPs were fabricated using chitosan-g-HPβCD by ionic gelation method and optimized using quadratic response surface methodology (RSM) employing two-factor, five-level circumscribed central composite design...
April 19, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423682/rip3-deficiency-ameliorates-inflammatory-response-in-mice-infected-with-influenza-h7n9-virus-infection
#10
Yu-Lin Xu, Hai-Lin Tang, Hao-Ran Peng, Ping Zhao, Zhong-Tian Qi, Wen Wang
Influenza H7N9 virus infection causes an acute, highly contagious respiratory illness that triggers cell death of infected cells and airway epithelial destruction. RIP3 is a key regulator of cell death responses to a growing number of viral and microbial agents. This study aimed to investigate the role of RIP3 in inflammation of influenza H7N9 virus infection. Here, RIP3 knock out (RIP3-/-) mice and littermate wild type mice were infected intranasally with influenza H7N9 virus (A/Fujian/S03/2015) to determine the contribution of RIP3 to the inflammatory response of influenza H7N9 virus infection...
March 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423590/neutralization-of-interleukin-17-suppresses-allergic-rhinitis-symptoms-by-downregulating-th2-and-th17-responses-and-upregulating-the-treg-response
#11
Zhao Wei Gu, Yun Xiu Wang, Zhi Wei Cao
Allergic rhinitis (AR) has long been considered to predominantly involve the actions of Th2 cells, with relatively small contributions from Th1 cells. In recent years, the discovery of Th17 and regulatory T (Treg) cells has rendered the Th1/Th2 balance paradigm more complex and expanded our understanding of the pathogenesis of AR. IL-17, a key cytokine produced by Th17 cells, is known to induce allergen-specific Th2 cell activation, eosinophil and neutrophil accumulation, and serum IgE production in asthma; all of these features may play important roles in AR...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423560/geraniin-attenuates-lps-induced-acute-lung-injury-via-inhibiting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-activating-nrf2-signaling-pathways
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Guangfa Zhu, Xi Xin, Yan Liu, Yan Huang, Keng Li, Chunting Wu
Geraniin, a typical ellagitannin isolated from Phyllanthusurinaria Linn, has been reported to have anti-inflammatory effect. The aim of the study is to investigate the therapeutic effects of geraniin on LPS-induced acute lung injury (ALI) in mice. The mice were intranasal adminisration of LPS for 12 h. Geraniin was intra-peritoneal injection 1 h after LPS treatment. The results showed that geraniin significantly attenuated LPS-induced pathological changes in the lung. Geraniin also inhibited LPS-induced macrophages and neutrophils infiltration in the lung...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423474/nasal-obstructive-disorders-impair-health-related-quality-of-life-in-adolescents-with-persistent-allergic-rhinitis-a-real-life-study
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Meritxell Valls-Mateus, Franklin Marino-Sanchez, Karen Ruiz-Echevarría, Paulina Cardenas-Escalante, Rosa Jiménez-Feijoo, Jaime Blasco-Lozano, María Teresa Giner-Muñoz, Oliver Haag, Isam Alobid, Ana María Plaza Martin, Joaquim Mullol
BACKGROUND: We previously reported a higher prevalence of nasal obstructive disorders (NOD) in pediatric patients with persistent allergic rhinitis (PER) not responding to medical treatment. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of NOD on quality of life (QoL) in this population. METHODS: Real-life prospective study including 142 patients (41 children, 6-11 yo and 101 adolescents, 12-17 yo) with moderate and severe PER. After two months of medical treatment (intranasal steroids and antihistamines) patients were asked if their symptoms had improved (yes/no) and classified accordingly in R, responders and NR, non-responders...
April 19, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422970/the-gut-microbiota-as-a-modulator-of-innate-immunity-during-melioidosis
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Jacqueline M Lankelma, Emma Birnie, Tassili A F Weehuizen, Brendon P Scicluna, Clara Belzer, Riekelt H Houtkooper, Joris J T H Roelofs, Alex F de Vos, Tom van der Poll, Andries E Budding, W Joost Wiersinga
BACKGROUND: Melioidosis, caused by the Gram-negative bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, is an emerging cause of pneumonia-derived sepsis in the tropics. The gut microbiota supports local mucosal immunity and is increasingly recognized as a protective mediator in host defenses against systemic infection. Here, we aimed to characterize the composition and function of the intestinal microbiota during experimental melioidosis. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: C57BL/6 mice were infected intranasally with B...
April 19, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421815/cross-protection-conferred-by-immunization-with-a-romph-based-intranasal-fowl-cholera-vaccine
#15
Thanya Varinrak, Pichayanut Poolperm, Takuo Sawada, Nattawooti Sthitmatee
A previous study demonstrated that a recombinant outer membrane protein H (rOmpH)-based intranasal fowl cholera vaccine elicited efficient homologous protection against Pasteurella multocida strain X-73 (A:1) in chickens. The present study aimed to determine the cross protectivity against heterologous P. multocida strains. The rOmpH was purified via electroelution and formulated with two kinds of adjuvants. The vaccine formulations in a total volume of 100 µl were 100 µg rOmpH with 3 µg of Escherichia coli enterotoxin B (LTB) or 10 µg of CpG ODN2007...
April 19, 2017: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421631/subclinical-lower-airways-correlates-of-chronic-allergic-and-non-allergic-rhinitis
#16
Ricardo J Saranz, Alejandro Lozano, Natalia A Lozano, Marina F Ponzio, Álvaro A Cruz
The upper and lower airways behave as a physiological and pathophysiological unit. Subclinical lower airways abnormalities have been described in patients with rhinitis without asthma. These are expressed as bronchial hyperreactivity, abnormalities in lung function and bronchial inflammation, likely as a result of the same phenomenon with systemic inflammatory impact that reaches both the nose and the lungs, which for unknown reasons does not always have a full clinical expression. Patients with rhinitis are at increased risk of developing asthma; therefore most authors suggest a careful clinical evaluation and monitoring of these patients, especially if symptoms related to inflammation in the lower airways are observed...
April 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418786/evaluation-in-mice-of-the-immunogenicity-of-a-tetravalent-subunit-vaccine-candidate-against-dengue-virus-using-mucosal-and-parenteral-immunization-routes
#17
Laura Lazo Vázquez, Lázaro Gil González, Ernesto Marcos López, Yusleidi Pérez Fuentes, Lázaro Cervetto de Armas, Enma Brown Richards, Iris Valdés Prado, Edith Suzarte Portal, Karem Cobas Acosta, Melyssa Yaugel Novoa, Yaremis Romero Fernández, Gerardo Guillén Nieto, Lisset Hermida Cruz
Our group has developed a subunit vaccine candidate against Dengue virus (DENV) based on two different viral regions, the domain III of the envelope protein and the capsid protein. The chimeric proteins for each serotype (DIIIC1-4), aggregated with the oligodeoxynucleotide 39 M, form the tetravalent formulation named Tetra DIIIC. Tetra DIIIC induces a protective immune response in mice when it is inoculated by intraperitoneal route. However, if children are the main targets for a DENV vaccine, then a needle-free route of administration should be attractive and advantageous...
April 18, 2017: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418399/restoring-effects-of-oxytocin-on-the-attentional-preference-for-faces-in-autism
#18
M Kanat, I Spenthof, A Riedel, L T van Elst, M Heinrichs, G Domes
Reduced attentional preference for faces and symptoms of social anxiety are common in autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The neuropeptide oxytocin triggers anxiolytic functions and enhances eye gaze, facial emotion recognition and neural correlates of face processing in ASD. Here we investigated whether a single dose of oxytocin increases attention to faces in ASD. As a secondary question, we explored the influence of social anxiety on these effects. We tested for oxytocin's effects on attention to neutral faces as compared to houses in a sample of 29 autistic individuals and 30 control participants using a dot-probe paradigm with two different presentation times (100 or 500 ms)...
April 18, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418398/intranasal-oxytocin-enhances-intrinsic-corticostriatal-functional-connectivity-in-women
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R A I Bethlehem, M V Lombardo, M-C Lai, B Auyeung, S K Crockford, J Deakin, S Soubramanian, A Sule, P Kundu, V Voon, S Baron-Cohen
Oxytocin may influence various human behaviors and the connectivity across subcortical and cortical networks. Previous oxytocin studies are male biased and often constrained by task-based inferences. Here, we investigate the impact of oxytocin on resting-state connectivity between subcortical and cortical networks in women. We collected resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data on 26 typically developing women 40 min following intranasal oxytocin administration using a double-blind placebo-controlled crossover design...
April 18, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416501/protocol-for-a-placebo-controlled-within-participants-crossover-trial-evaluating-the-efficacy-of-intranasal-oxytocin-to-improve-pain-and-function-among-women-with-chronic-pelvic-musculoskeletal-pain
#20
Joshua A Rash, Kirsti Toivonen, Magali Robert, Maryam Nasr-Esfahani, John F Jarrell, Tavis S Campbell
INTRODUCTION: This protocol presents the rationale and design for a trial evaluating the efficacy of intranasal oxytocin in improving pain and function among women with chronic pelvic musculoskeletal pain. Oxytocin is a neuropeptide traditionally recognised for involvement in labour, delivery and lactation. Novel evidence suggests that oxytocin decreases pain sensitivity in humans. While oxytocin administration has been reported to lower pain sensitivity among patients experiencing chronic back pain, headache, constipation and colon pain, no research has evaluated the association between intranasal oxytocin and chronic pelvic musculoskeletal pain...
April 16, 2017: BMJ Open
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