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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241709/regulation-of-pleiotrophin-and-fyn-in-the-striatum-of-rats-undergoing-l-dopa-induced-dyskinesia
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Gimena Gomez, Mariano D Saborido, María A Bernardi, Oscar S Gershanik, Irene R Taravini, Juan E Ferrario
L-DOPA is the gold standard pharmacological therapy for symptomatic treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD), however, its long-term use is associated with the emergence of L-DOPA-induced dyskinesia (LID). Understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms of LID is crucial for the development of newer and more effective therapeutic approaches. In previous publications, we have shown that Pleiotrophin (PTN), a developmentally regulated trophic factor, is up-regulated by L-DOPA in the striatum of dopamine denervated rats...
December 11, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241651/distinct-roles-of-prelimbic-and-infralimbic-probdnf-in-extinction-of-conditioned-fear
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Wei Sun, Xiaoliang Li, Lei An
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) has been investigated for its positive role in regulation of fear acquisition and memory. The precursor of BDNF, proBDNF, has been identified as different protein from its mature form. The prelimbic (PL) and infralimbic (IL) sub-regions of the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) are functionally distinct in fear behavior. However, the role of PL and IL proBDNF in fear memory is unclear. Here, through the infusion of cleavage-resistant proBDNF and its antibody, we identified the dissociable roles of PL and IL proBDNF in fear expression and extinction memory as well as explored proBDNF's potential mechanism of action...
December 11, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205667/the-effect-of-postnatal-manganese-exposure-on-the-nmda-receptor-signaling-pathway-in-rat-hippocampus
#3
Lei Wang, HuanHuan Fu, Bin Liu, XiaoYan Liu, WeiWei Chen, XiaoDan Yu
Overexposure to manganese (Mn) is associated with neurological disorders in children. Evidence indicated that N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor signaling pathway was critical for neurobehavioral function. However, whether NMDA receptor signaling pathway contributes to Mn-induced neurotoxicity remains unknown. In this study, newborn Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to four groups exposed to 0, 10, 20, and 30 mg/kg of Mn2+ by intraperitoneal injection (n = 10/group: five males and five females)...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187078/maternal-fluoride-exposure-during-gestation-and-lactation-decreased-learning-and-memory-ability-and-glutamate-receptor-mrna-expressions-of-mouse-pups
#4
Z Sun, Y Zhang, X Xue, R Niu, J Wang
Previous investigations demonstrated that high fluoride (F) exposure may adversely affect the neurodevelopment and learning and memory ability. However, whether maternal F exposure during gestation and lactation can influence the learning, memory ability, and glutamate receptor expressions of offspring has not yet been elucidated. Hence, in the present study, maternal mice were exposed to F (25, 50, or 100 mg/L sodium fluoride (NaF) in drinking water) during gestation and lactation. Results showed that exposure to 100 mg/L NaF significantly enhanced the number of total arm entries and working memory errors of offspring in the radial arm maze test compared to the control group...
January 2018: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185359/gualou-guizhi-decoction-reverses-brain-damage-with-cerebral-ischemic-stroke-multi-component-directed-multi-target-to-screen-calcium-overload-inhibitors-using-combination-of-molecular-docking-and-protein-protein-docking
#5
Juan Hu, Wen-Sheng Pang, Jing Han, Kuan Zhang, Ji-Zhou Zhang, Li-Dian Chen
Stroke is a disease of the leading causes of mortality and disability across the world, but the benefits of drugs curative effects look less compelling, intracellular calcium overload is considered to be a key pathologic factor for ischemic stroke. Gualou Guizhi decoction (GLGZD), a classical Chinese medicine compound prescription, it has been used to human clinical therapy of sequela of cerebral ischemia stroke for 10 years. This work investigated the GLGZD improved prescription against intracellular calcium overload could decreased the concentration of [Ca2+]i in cortex and striatum neurone of MCAO rats...
December 2018: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167323/prefrontal-cortical-specific-differences-in-behavior-and-synaptic-plasticity-between-adolescent-and-adult-mice
#6
Xanthippi Konstantoudaki, Kleanthi Chalkiadaki, Elisavet Vasileiou, Katerina Kalemaki, Domna Karagogeos, Kyriaki Sidiropoulou
Adolescence is a highly vulnerable period for the emergence of major neuropsychological disorders and is characterized by decreased cognitive control and increased risk-taking behavior and novelty seeking. The prefrontal cortex (PFC) is involved in the cognitive control of impulsive and risky behavior. Although the PFC is known to reach maturation later than other cortical areas, little information is available regarding the functional changes from adolescence to adulthood in PFC , particularly compared to other primary cortical areas...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161964/suicidal-ideation-in-systemic-lupus-erythematous-nr2a-gene-polymorphism-clinical-and-psychosocial-factors
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R I Buji, N A Abdul Murad, L F Chan, T Maniam, M S Mohd Shahrir, M Rozita, A S Shamsul, R Mohamad Hussain, N Abdullah, R Jamal, N R Nik Jaafar
Background Systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) patients are a high-risk population for suicide. Glutamatergic neurosystem genes have been implicated in the neurobiology of depression in SLE and suicidal behaviour in general. However, the role of glutamate receptor gene polymorphisms in suicidal behaviour among SLE patients remains unclear in the context of established clinical and psychosocial factors. We aimed to investigate the association of NR2A gene polymorphism with suicidal ideation in SLE while accounting for the interaction between clinical and psychosocial factors...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139560/the-mammalian-circadian-clock-exhibits-chronic-ethanol-tolerance-and-withdrawal-induced-glutamate-hypersensitivity-accompanied-by-changes-in-glutamate-and-trkb-receptor-proteins
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Jonathan H Lindsay, Rebecca A Prosser
BACKGROUND: Alcohol tolerance and withdrawal-induced effects are criteria for alcohol use disorders listed by the DSM-V. Although tolerance and withdrawal have been studied over many decades, there is still uncertainty regarding mechanistic distinctions that characterize these different forms of ethanol (EtOH)-induced plasticity. Previously, we demonstrated that the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) circadian clock develops both acute and rapid tolerance to EtOH inhibition of glutamate-induced circadian phase shifts...
November 15, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114206/controversial-effects-of-d-amino-acid-oxidase-activator-daoa-g72-on-d-amino-acid-oxidase-dao-activity-in-human-neuronal-astrocyte-and-kidney-cell-lines-the-n-methyl-d-aspartate-nmda-receptor-hypofunction-point-of-view
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Vinita Jagannath, Zacharias Faidon Brotzakis, Michele Parrinello, Susanne Walitza, Edna Grünblatt
Dysfunction of D-amino acid oxidase (DAO) and DAO activator (DAOA)/G72 genes have been linked to neuropsychiatric disorders. The glutamate hypothesis of schizophrenia has proposed that increased DAO activity leads to decreased D-serine, which subsequently may lead to N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor hypofunction. It has been shown that DAOA binds to DAO and increases its activity. However, there are also studies showing DAOA decreases DAO activity. Thus, the effect of DAOA on DAO is controversial. We aimed to understand the effect of DAOA on DAO activity in neuron-like (SH-SY5Y), astrocyte-like (1321N1) and kidney-like (HEK293) human cell lines...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099938/nyx-2925-is-a-novel-nmda-receptor-specific-spirocyclic-%C3%AE-lactam-that-modulates-synaptic-plasticity-processes-associated-with-learning-and-memory
#10
M Amin Khan, David R Houck, Amanda L Gross, Xiao-Lei Zhang, Cassia Cearley, Torsten M Madsen, Roger A Kroes, Patric K Stanton, Jeffrey Burgdorf, Joseph R Moskal
Background: N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDAR) are one member of a family of ionotropic glutamate receptors that play a pivotal role in synaptic plasticity processes associated with learning and have become attractive therapeutic targets for diseases such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and neuropathic pain. NYX-2925 ((2S, 3R)-3-hydroxy-2-((R)-5-isobutyryl-1-oxo-2,5-diazaspiro[3.4]octan-2-yl)butanamide) is one member of a spiro--lactam-based chemical platform that mimics some of the dipyrrolidine structural features of rapastinel (formerly GLYX-13: threonine-proline-proline-threonine) and is distinct from known NMDAR agonists or antagonists such as D-cycloserine, ketamine, MK-801, kynurenic acid or ifenprodil...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075536/neural-plasticity-associated-with-hippocampal-pka-creb-and-nmda-signaling-is-involved-in-the-antidepressant-effect-of-repeated-low-dose-of-yueju-pill-on-chronic-mouse-model-of-learned-helplessness
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Zhilu Zou, Yin Chen, Qinqin Shen, Xiaoyan Guo, Yuxuan Zhang, Gang Chen
Yueju pill is a traditional Chinese medicine formulated to treat syndromes of mood disorders. Here, we investigated the therapeutic effect of repeated low dose of Yueju in the animal model mimicking clinical long-term depression condition and the role of neural plasticity associated with PKA- (protein kinase A-) CREB (cAMP response element binding protein) and NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) signaling. We showed that a single low dose of Yueju demonstrated antidepressant effects in tests of tail suspension, forced swim, and novelty-suppressed feeding...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075179/bdnf-val66met-polymorphism-impairs-hippocampal-long-term-depression-by-down-regulation-of-5-ht3-receptors
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Rui Hao, Yu Qi, Dong-Ni Hou, Yuan-Yuan Ji, Chun-Yan Zheng, Chu-Yu Li, Wing-Ho Yung, Bai Lu, Ying Huang
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a key regulator of neuronal plasticity and cognitive functions. BDNF val66met polymorphism, a human single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the pro-domain of BDNF gene, is associated with deficits in activity-dependent BDNF secretion and hippocampus-dependent memory. However, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. Here we show that in the BDNF(Met/Met) mouse line mimicking the human SNP, BDNF expression in the hippocampus was decreased. There was a reduction in the total number of cells in hippocampal CA1 region, while hippocampal expression of mRNAs for NR2a, 2b, GluR1, 2 and GABAARβ3 subunits were up-regulated...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029433/h2o2-attenuates-igf-1r-tyrosine-phosphorylation-and-its-survival-signaling-properties-in-neuronal-cells-via-nr2b-containing-nmda-receptor
#13
Zhiwen Zeng, Dejun Wang, Uma Gaur, Liao Rifang, Haitao Wang, Wenhua Zheng
Impairment of insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) signaling plays an important role in the development of neurodegeneration. In the present study, we investigated the effect of H2O2 on the survival signaling of IGF-1 and its underlying mechanisms in human neuronal cells SH-SY5Y. Our results showed that IGF-1 promoted cell survival and stimulated phosphorylation of IGF-1R as well as its downstream targets like AKT and ERK1/2 in these cells. Meanwhile, these effects of IGF-1 were abolished by H2O2 at 200μM concentration which did not cause any significant toxicity to cells itself in our experiments...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022871/a-postmortem-analysis-of-nmda-ionotropic-and-group-1-metabotropic-glutamate-receptors-in-the-nucleus-accumbens-in-schizophrenia
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Jeremy S Lum, Samuel J Millard, Xu-Feng Huang, Lezanne Ooi, Kelly A Newell
BACKGROUND: The nucleus accumbens (NAcc) has been implicated in the pathology and treatment of schizophrenia. Recent postmortem evidence suggests a hyperglutamatergic state in the NAcc. With the present study we aimed to explore possible glutamatergic alterations in the NAcc of a large schizophrenia cohort. METHODS: We performed immunoblots on postmortem NAcc samples from 30 individuals who had schizophrenia and 30 matched controls. We examined the protein expression of primary glutamatergic receptors, including the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor (NR1, NR2A and NR2B subunits) and the group 1 metabotropic glutamate receptor (mGluR1 and mGluR5; dimeric and monomeric forms)...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience: JPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021742/neuroprotective-mechanisms-of-lycium-barbarum-polysaccharides-against-ischemic-insults-by-regulating-nr2b-and-nr2a-containing-nmda-receptor-signaling-pathways
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Zhongshan Shi, Lihui Zhu, Tingting Li, Xiaoya Tang, Yonghui Xiang, Xinjia Han, Luoxing Xia, Ling Zeng, Junhua Nie, Yongxia Huang, Chi Kwan Tsang, Ying Wang, Zhigang Lei, Zaocheng Xu, Kwok-Fai So, Yiwen Ruan
Glutamate excitotoxicity plays an important role in neuronal death after ischemia. However, all clinical trials using glutamate receptor inhibitors have failed. This may be related to the evidence that activation of different subunit of NMDA receptor will induce different effects. Many studies have shown that activation of the intrasynaptic NR2A subunit will stimulate survival signaling pathways, whereas upregulation of extrasynaptic NR2B will trigger apoptotic pathways. A Lycium barbarum polysaccharide (LBP) is a mixed compound extracted from Lycium barbarum fruit...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987794/the-excitotoxity-of-nmda-receptor-nr2d-subtype-mediates-human-fetal-lung-fibroblasts-proliferation-and-collagen-production
#16
MingJie Wang, ZiQiang Luo, Yinyan Yue, YanRui Wang, Shu Wu, ChuanDing Cao, ZhengChang Liao, XiaoHe Yu, ShaoJie Yue
Studies have suggested that endogenous glutamate and N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor have an excitotoxity role during acute lung injury. Fibroblasts play a critical role in lung development and chronic lung disease after acute lung injury. This study aims to explore the immediate role of NMDAR activation in human lung fibroblasts. The expression of NMDAR 1 subtype (NR1) and four individual NMDAR 2 (NR2) subtypes (NR 2 A to D) was measured in human fetal lung fibroblasts (HFL-1 and MRC-5). Five NMDARs expression were all detectable in two cell lines...
October 5, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975052/trichoplax-adhaerens-reveals-a-network-of-nuclear-receptors-sensitive-to-9-cis-retinoic-acid-at-the-base-of-metazoan-evolution
#17
Jan Philipp Novotný, Ahmed Ali Chughtai, Markéta Kostrouchová, Veronika Kostrouchová, David Kostrouch, Filip Kaššák, Radek Kaňa, Bernd Schierwater, Marta Kostrouchová, Zdenek Kostrouch
Trichoplax adhaerens, the only known species of Placozoa is likely to be closely related to an early metazoan that preceded branching of Cnidaria and Bilateria. This animal species is surprisingly well adapted to free life in the World Ocean inhabiting tidal costal zones of oceans and seas with warm to moderate temperatures and shallow waters. The genome of T. adhaerens (sp. Grell) includes four nuclear receptors, namely orthologue of RXR (NR2B), HNF4 (NR2A), COUP-TF (NR2F) and ERR (NR3B) that show a high degree of similarity with human orthologues...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959188/nmda-receptors-contribute-to-retrograde-synaptic-transmission-from-ganglion-cell-photoreceptors-to-dopaminergic-amacrine-cells
#18
Lei-Lei Liu, Nathan J Spix, Dao-Qi Zhang
Recently, a line of evidence has demonstrated that the vertebrate retina possesses a novel retrograde signaling pathway. In this pathway, phototransduction is initiated by the photopigment melanopsin, which is expressed in a small population of retinal ganglion cells. These ganglion cell photoreceptors then signal to dopaminergic amacrine cells (DACs) through glutamatergic synapses, influencing visual light adaptation. We have previously demonstrated that in Mg(2+)-containing solution, α-amino-3-hydroxyl-5-methyl-4-isoxazole-propionate (AMPA) receptors mediate this glutamatergic transmission...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928676/effects-of-immune-activation-during-early-or-late-gestation-on-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-measures-in-adult-rat-offspring
#19
Tasnim Rahman, Katerina Zavitsanou, Tertia Purves-Tyson, Lauren R Harms, Crystal Meehan, Ulrich Schall, Juanita Todd, Deborah M Hodgson, Patricia T Michie, Cyndi Shannon Weickert
BACKGROUND: Glutamatergic receptor [N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (NMDAR)] alterations within cortex, hippocampus, and striatum are linked to schizophrenia pathology. Maternal immune activation (MIA) is an environmental risk factor for the development of schizophrenia in offspring. In rodents, gestational timing of MIA may result in distinct behavioral outcomes in adulthood, but how timing of MIA may impact the nature and extent of NMDAR-related changes in brain is not known. We hypothesize that NMDAR-related molecular changes in rat cortex, striatum, and hippocampus are induced by MIA and are dependent on the timing of gestational inflammation and sex of the offspring...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913780/anxiolytic-like-effects-of-%C3%AE-asarone-in-a-mouse-model-of-chronic-pain
#20
Jiao Tian, Zhen Tian, Shu-Li Qin, Pu-Yu Zhao, Xun Jiang, Zhen Tian
α-asarone (ASR) is a major bioactive compound isolated from the rhizome of Acorus tatarinowii Schott and it has extensive biological effects. Clinically, anxiety disorder is a common comorbidity of chronic pain. However, limited information is available regarding the effects of ASR on chronic pain-related anxiety. This study aims to evaluate the anxiolytic effects of ASR in chronic pain mice. Chronic inflammatory pain was induced by hind-paw injection of complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA). Behavioral tests, western-blot analysis and whole-cell patch recordings were performed to evaluate the subsequent events...
December 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
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