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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721559/anatomical-specificity-of-the-brain-in-the-modulation-of-neuroglobin-and-cytoglobin-genes-after-chronic-bisphenol-a-exposure
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Rodrigo Rodrigues da Conceição, Janaina Sena de Souza, Kelen Carneiro de Oliveira, Rui Monteiro de Barros Maciel, Marco Aurélio Romano, Renata Marino Romano, Magnus Régios Dias da Silva, Maria Izabel Chiamorela, Gisele Giannocco
The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of Bisphenol A (BPA) exposure on Neuroglobin (Ngb) and Cytoglobin (Cygb) as well as oxidative stress gene expression in the cerebellum, hippocampus, hypothalamus and cortex. Male Wistar rats were randomly divided into 3 groups: Control and two groups receiving 2 different daily BPA dosages, 5 or 25 mg/kg from postnatal day 50 (PND50) through PND90 and they were euthanized at PND105. In the cortex, we found an increase in Ngb gene expression and also in superoxide dismutase 1 and Catalase (Cat)...
July 18, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721054/neuroprotective-effects-of-curdione-against-focal-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats
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Xing-Jie Li, Li Liang, Hong-Xia Shi, Xiao-Ping Sun, Jing Wang, Lian-Sheng Zhang
BACKGROUND: Curdione is one of the most highly concentrated component of the active constituents in E-zhu, which has been reported to possess a variety of activities. However, the pharmacologic neuroprotective activity of curdione has not been evaluated. The present study aimed to investigate the protective effect of curdione on focal cerebral ischemia reperfusion-induced injury in rats and further exploring the underlying mechanisms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult male Sprague Dawley rats were subjected to middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) surgery for 2 h, followed by reperfusion stage...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710685/pericytes-extend-survival-of-als-sod1-mice-and-induce-the-expression-of-antioxidant-enzymes-in-the-murine-model-and-in-ipscs-derived-neuronal-cells-from-an-als-patient
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Giuliana Castello Coatti, Miriam Frangini, Marcos C Valadares, Juliana Plat Gomes, Natalia O Lima, Natale Cavaçana, Amanda F Assoni, Mayra V Pelatti, Alexander Birbrair, Antonio Carlos Pedroso de Lima, Julio M Singer, Francisco Marcelo M Rocha, Giovani Loiola Da Silva, Mario Sergio Mantovani, Lucia Inês Macedo-Souza, Merari F R Ferrari, Mayana Zatz
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is one of the most common adult-onset motor neuron disease causing a progressive, rapid and irreversible degeneration of motor neurons in the cortex, brain stem and spinal cord. No effective treatment is available and cell therapy clinical trials are currently being tested in ALS affected patients. It is well known that in ALS patients, approximately 50% of pericytes from the spinal cord barrier are lost. In the central nervous system, pericytes act in the formation and maintenance of the blood-brain barrier, a natural defense that slows the progression of symptoms in neurodegenerative diseases...
July 14, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704675/effect-of-single-wall-carbon-nanotubes-on-bioconcentration-and-toxicity-of-perfluorooctane-sulfonate-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio
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Yaxuan Li, Bin Men, Yi He, Haiming Xu, Meiqi Liu, Dongsheng Wang
The wide application of nanoparticles will lead its release into the aquatic environment, which may alter the bioavailability and toxicity of other contaminants to aquatic organisms. This work aimed to study the effects of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNT), and their mixture on PFOS accumulation, antioxidant defenses and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity in zebrafish. The fish was dissected after being exposed (24, 48, 72 and 96h) separately to PFOS, SWCNT and PFOS+SWCNT co-exposure...
July 10, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702365/abnormal-amyloid-%C3%AE-42-expression-and-increased-oxidative-stress-in-plasma-of-ckd-patients-with-cognitive-dysfunction-a-small-scale-case-control-study-comparison-with-alzheimer-s-disease
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G Vinothkumar, C Kedharnath, S Krishnakumar, S Sreedhar, K Preethikrishnan, S Dinesh, A Sundaram, D Balakrishnan, G Shivashekar, Sureshkumar, P Venkataraman
BACKGROUND: Cognitive dysfunction has been increasingly recognized in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Senile plaques are important pathophysiological characteristic of cognitive dysfunction. The major component of plaques is the amyloid β (Aβ) peptide released from proteolytic cleavage of amyloid precursor protein (APP). Plasma Aβ has been a focus of the growing literature on blood based biomarkers for cognitive dysfunction. Oxidative stress is prevalent in CKD and it plays an important role in cognitive dysfunction...
December 2017: BBA Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698045/active-and-passive-responses-to-catnip-nepeta-cataria-are-affected-by-age-sex-and-early-gonadectomy-in-male-and-female-cats
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Luz Teresa Espín-Iturbe, Bernardo A López Yañez, Apolo Carrasco García, Rodolfo Canseco-Sedano, Maribel Vázquez-Hernández, Genaro A Coria-Avila
Catnip (Nepeta cataria) is a popular plant among cat owners because in about 60% of felids elicits active behaviors such as rolling over, grooming, motor activity and vocalizations. Herein, we assessed the display of active but also passive responses, such as time in sphinx-like position, and consequently hypothesized that 100% of cats respond to catnip. Accordingly, sixty domestic cats of different age (infant, juvenile, adults), sex (males, females) and gonadal status (early gonadectomized, gonadally intact) were placed in a cylindrical chamber (1...
July 8, 2017: Behavioural Processes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697947/synaptic-distribution-and-plasticity-in-primary-auditory-cortex-a1-exhibits-laminar-and-cell-specific-changes-in-the-deaf
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H Ruth Clemo, Stephen G Lomber, M Alex Meredith
The processing sequence through primary auditory cortex (A1) is impaired by deafness as evidenced by reduced neuronal activation in A1 of cochlear-implanted deaf cats. Such a loss of neuronal excitation should be manifest as changes in excitatory synaptic number and/or size, for which the post-synaptic correlate is the dendritic spine. Therefore, the present study sought evidence for this functional disruption using Golgi-Cox/light microscopic techniques that examined spine-bearing neurons and their dendritic spine features across all laminae in A1 of early-deaf (ototoxic lesion <1 month; raised into adulthood >16 months) and hearing cats...
July 1, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689713/antioxidant-defense-system-and-oxidative-status-in-antarctic-fishes-the-sluggish-rockcod-notothenia-coriiceps-versus-the-active-marbled-notothen-notothenia-rossii
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Roberta Daniele Klein, Carlos Eduardo Rosa, Elton Pinto Colares, Ricardo Berteaux Robaldo, Pablo Elias Martinez, Adalto Bianchini
Adaptive responses of antioxidant defense systems (ADS) to changes in increased levels of activity are critical, especially in Antarctic fishes. The benthopelagic marbled notothen (Notothenia rossii) shows higher spontaneous activity than the benthonic and sluggish rockcod (N. coriiceps). Therefore, we hypothesize that species-related responses of ADS would occur to counteract different rates of reactive oxygen species formation in these two Antarctic fish. Here we evaluated ADS and oxidative damage in tissues (brain, gills, liver and white muscle) of the two Antarctic fish...
August 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689712/effects-of-increasing-temperature-on-antioxidant-defense-system-and-oxidative-stress-parameters-in-the-antarctic-fish-notothenia-coriiceps-and-notothenia-rossii
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Roberta Daniele Klein, Vinicius Dias Borges, Carlos Eduardo Rosa, Elton Pinto Colares, Ricardo Berteaux Robaldo, Pablo Elias Martinez, Adalto Bianchini
Antioxidant defense system (ADS) and oxidative stress parameters were evaluated in the Antarctic fish Notothenia rossii and N. coriiceps exposed to increasing temperature. Acclimated fish were kept at 0°C or exposed to 4°C for 1day (N. rossii) or to 2 and 4°C for 1 and 6 days (N. coriiceps). Measurements were assessed in brain, gills, liver, white muscle and erythrocytes. Parameters analyzed included antioxidant capacity against peroxyl radicals (ACAP); reduced glutathione (GSH) and metallothionein-like proteins (MTLP) concentration; superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), glutathione-S-transferase (GST) and glutamate-cysteine ligase (GCL) activity; lipid peroxidation (LPO) level and protein carbonyl (PC) concentration...
August 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685329/impairment-of-mitochondrial-integrity-and-redox-status-in-brain-regions-during-a-low-dose-long-term-exposition-of-rats-to-pyrethrino%C3%A3-ds-the-preventive-effect-of-quercetin
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Afafe Beghoul, Mohamed Kebieche, Salim Gasmi, Zeyneb Chouit, Chouaib Amiour, Asma Lahouel, Zhora Lakroun, Rachid Rouabhi, Hamadi Fetoui, Rachid Soulimani
Pyrethrinoïds are synthetic pesticides widely used in agriculture and farms to protect crops from weeds, insects, fungi, and molds. Increased and uncontrolled use of these pollutants can have harmful effects on human health via consumption of contaminated food products. In the present study, deltamethrin (DLT = 3.72 mg/kg) and Bifenthrin (BF = 2.6 mg/kg) were used during a long-term exposition in the rats to assess their effect on mitochondrial integrity and function in different brain areas (hippocampus, striatum, cortex, and cerebellum)...
July 6, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683595/oxidative-stress-induced-cognitive-impairment-in-obesity-can-be-reversed-by-vitamin-d-administration-in-rats
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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/28683425/sublethal-effects-induced-by-captopril-on-cyprinus-carpio-as-determined-by-oxidative-stress-biomarkers
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María Julieta Azalea Cortes-Diaz, Juana Rodríguez-Flores, Gregorio Castañeda-Peñalvo, Marcela Galar-Martínez, Hariz Islas-Flores, Octavio Dublán-García, Leobardo Manuel Gómez-Oliván
To our knowledge, this is the first study to evaluate captopril-induced oxidative stress in fish, and specifically in the common carp Cyprinus carpio. At present, very few studies in the international literature evaluate the sublethal effects of captopril on aquatic organisms such as fish, and available ones focus on determination of median lethal concentration in crustaceans and algae. Also, studies evaluating these effects do not make reference to the mechanism of action of this pharmaceutical or its toxicokinetics...
July 3, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683072/volume-versus-surface-based-cortical-thickness-measurements-a-comparative-study-with-healthy-controls-and-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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R Righart, P Schmidt, R Dahnke, V Biberacher, A Beer, D Buck, B Hemmer, J S Kirschke, C Zimmer, C Gaser, M Mühlau
The cerebral cortex is a highly folded outer layer of grey matter tissue that plays a key role in cognitive functions. In part, alterations of the cortex during development and disease can be captured by measuring the cortical thickness across the whole brain. Available software tools differ with regard to labor intensity and computational demands. In this study, we compared the computational anatomy toolbox (CAT), a recently proposed volume-based tool, with the well-established surface-based tool FreeSurfer...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663714/biodegradable-seeds-of-holmium-don-t-change-neurological-function-after-implant-in-brain-of-rats
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Mirla Fiuza Diniz, Diogo Milioli Ferreira, Wanderson Geraldo de Lima, Maria Lucia Pedrosa, Marcelo Eustáquio Silva, Stanley de Almeida Araujo, Kinulpe Honorato Sampaio, Tarcisio Passos Ribeiro de Campos, Savio Lana Siqueira
AIM: To evaluate the surgical procedure and parenchymal abnormalities related to implantation of ceramic seeds with holmium-165 in rats' brain. BACKGROUND: An effective method of cancer treatment is brachytherapy in which radioactive seeds are implanted in the tumor, generating a high local dose of ionizing radiation that can eliminate tumor cells while protecting the surrounding healthy tissue. Biodegradable Ho(166)-ceramic-seeds have been addressed recently. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The experiments in this study were approved by the Ethics Committee on Animal Use at the Federal University of Ouro Preto, protocol number 2012/034...
July 2017: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663091/locomotion-in-intact-and-in-brain-cortex-ablated-cats
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José Roberto López Ruiz, Luis Castillo Hernández, Braniff De la Torre Valdovinos, Nancy Elizabeth Franco Rodríguez, Judith Marcela Dueñas Jiménez, Alejandro Dueñas Jiménez, Jorge David Rivas-Carrillo, Sergio Horacio Dueñas Jiménez
The current decerebration procedures discard the role of the thalamus in the motor control and decortication only rules out the brain cortex part, leaving a gap between the brain cortex and the subthalamic motor regions. In here we define a new preparation denominated Brain Cortex-Ablated Cat (BCAC), in which the frontal and parietal brain cortices as well as the central white matter beneath them were removed, this decerebration process may be considered as suprathalamic, since the thalamus remained intact...
June 27, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660358/aspartame-and-soft-drink-mediated-neurotoxicity-in-rats-implication-of-oxidative-stress-apoptotic-signaling-pathways-electrolytes-and-hormonal-levels
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Mohamed A Lebda, Kadry M Sadek, Yasser S El-Sayed
A significant association between fructose corn syrup in sweetened beverages consumption and increased risk of detrimental central nervous system effects has been recently reported. We hypothesized that the aspartame and soft drink induced disturbances in energy production and endocrine function, which play a role in the induction of brain damage. Therefore, we aimed to assess the effect of aspartame and soft drink on brain function and the link between energy status in the brain, oxidative stress and molecular pathways of apoptosis...
June 28, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659754/nadph-oxidase-isoform-2-nox2-is-involved-in-drug-addiction-vulnerability-in-progeny-developmentally-exposed-to-ethanol
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Marcela L Contreras, Erwin de la Fuente-Ortega, Sofía Vargas-Roberts, Daniela C Muñoz, Carolina A Goic, Paola A Haeger
Ethanol exposure increases oxidative stress in developing organs, including the brain. Antioxidant treatment during maternal ethanol ingestion improves behavioral deficits in rodent models of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). However, the impact of general antioxidant treatment in their adult offspring and the Specific Reactive Species (ROS)-dependent mechanism, are not fully understood. We hypothesized that pre and early postnatal ethanol exposure (PEE) modifies redox homeostasis, in particular NOX2 function during reward signaling in the mesocorticolimbic pathway, which reinforces the effects of alcohol...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655697/banana-fruit-pulp-and-peel-involved-in-antianxiety-and-antidepressant-effects-while-invigorate-memory-performance-in-male-mice-possible-role-of-potential-antioxidants
#18
Noreen Samad, Aqsa Muneer, Najeeb Ullah, Aqal Zaman, M Mazhar Ayaz, Ijaz Ahmad
The present study was aimed to investigate the anti-stress and memory enhancing effects of banana (Musa sapientum L.) fruit pulp and peel extract in male mice. Locally bred albino Wistar mice were divided into control and 2 test groups (n=10). Control rats received drinking water while test groups were treated with banana fruit pulp (600 mg/kg; oral administration) and extract of banana peel (400mg/kg; oral administration). Behavioral activities of animals were monitored 14 days post administration of banana pulp and peel extract...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653335/catlas-an-magnetic-resonance-imaging-based-three-dimensional-cortical-atlas-and-tissue-probability-maps-for-the-domestic-cat-felis-catus
#19
Daniel Stolzberg, Carmen Wong, Blake E Butler, Stephen G Lomber
Brain atlases play an important role in effectively communicating results from neuroimaging studies in a standardized coordinate system. Furthermore, brain atlases extend analysis of functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data by delineating regions of interest over which to evaluate the extent of functional activation as well as measures of inter-regional connectivity. Here, we introduce a three-dimensional atlas of the cat cerebral cortex based on established cytoarchitectonic and electrophysiological findings...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647405/docosahexaenoic-acid-promotes-oligodendrocyte-differentiation-via-ppar-%C3%AE-signalling-and-prevents-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-dependent-maturational-arrest
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A Bernardo, M L Giammarco, C De Nuccio, M A Ajmone-Cat, S Visentin, R De Simone, L Minghetti
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an essential omega-3 fatty acid known to be neuroprotective in several models of human diseases, including multiple sclerosis. The protective effects of DHA are largely attributed to its ability to interfere with the activity of transcription factors controlling immune and inflammatory responses, including the agonist-dependent transcription factor peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPAR-γ). In this study, we used primary oligodendrocyte progenitor (OP) cultures from neonatal rat brain to investigate whether DHA could influence OP maturation and directly promote myelination, as previously reported for selective PPAR-γ agonists...
June 22, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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