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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887225/substance-p-and-neurotensin-in-the-limbic-system-their-roles-in-reinforcement-and-memory-consolidation
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L Lénárd, K László, E Kertes, T Ollmann, L Péczely, A Kovács, V Kállai, O Zagorácz, R Gálosi, Z Karádi
Substance P (SP) and neurotensin (NT) are neuropeptides isolated in the periphery and in the central nervous system. They are involved in various regulatory processes in the gastrointestinal tract, in the circulatory and respiratory systems, kidney and endocrine system. In addition to the peripheral effects, SP and NT act as neurotransmitters and neuromodulators in the central nervous system, regulating various behavioural actions, such as general and motor activity, pain, food and water intake, anxiety, reward/reinforcement and memory consolidation...
September 5, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877396/neurotensin-in-the-posterior-thalamic-paraventricular-nucleus-inhibitor-of-pharmacologically-relevant-ethanol-drinking
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Surya Pandey, Preeti S Badve, Genevieve R Curtis, Sarah F Leibowitz, Jessica R Barson
Individuals prone to ethanol overconsumption may have preexisting neurochemical disturbances that contribute to their vulnerability. This study examined the paraventricular nucleus of the thalamus (PVT), a limbic structure recently shown to participate in ethanol intake. To identify individuals prone to ethanol overconsumption, we tested Long-Evans rats in behavioral paradigms and found high levels of vertical time (rearing behavior) in a novel activity chamber to be a consistent predictor of subsequent excessive 20 percent ethanol drinking under the intermittent access model...
September 6, 2017: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852050/neurotransmitters-and-neuropeptides-in-gonadal-steroid-receptor-expressing-cells-in-medial-preoptic-area-subregions-of-the-male-mouse
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Yousuke Tsuneoka, Sachine Yoshida, Kenkichi Takase, Satoko Oda, Masaru Kuroda, Hiromasa Funato
Testosterone is involved in male sexual, parental and aggressive behaviors through the androgen receptor (AR) and estrogen receptor (ER) α expressed in the brain. Although several studies have demonstrated that ERα and AR in the medial preoptic area (MPOA) are required for exhibiting sexual and aggressive behaviors of male mice, the molecular characteristics of ERα- and AR-expressing cells in the mouse MPOA are largely unknown. Here, we performed in situ hybridization for neurotransmitters and neuropeptides, combined with immunohistochemistry for ERα and AR to quantitate and characterize gonadal steroid receptor-expressing cells in the MPOA subregions of male mice...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846695/novel-and-ultra-rare-damaging-variants-in-neuropeptide-signaling-are-associated-with-disordered-eating-behaviors
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Michael Lutter, Ethan Bahl, Claire Hannah, Dabney Hofammann, Summer Acevedo, Huxing Cui, Carrie J McAdams, Jacob J Michaelson
OBJECTIVE: Eating disorders develop through a combination of genetic vulnerability and environmental stress, however the genetic basis of this risk is unknown. METHODS: To understand the genetic basis of this risk, we performed whole exome sequencing on 93 unrelated individuals with eating disorders (38 restricted-eating and 55 binge-eating) to identify novel damaging variants. Candidate genes with an excessive burden of predicted damaging variants were then prioritized based upon an unbiased, data-driven bioinformatic analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836043/expression-of-neurotensin-receptor-1-in-endometrial-adenocarcinoma-is-correlated-with-histological-grade-and-clinical-outcome
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Mikaël Agopiantz, Patricia Forgez, Jean-Matthieu Casse, Stéphanie Lacomme, Claire Charra-Brunaud, Isabelle Clerc-Urmès, Olivier Morel, Céline Bonnet, Jean-Louis Guéant, Jean-Michel Vignaud, Anne Gompel, Guillaume Gauchotte
The promalignant effects of neurotensin (NTS) are sustained in many solid tumors, including hormone-dependent cancers. As the endometrium is also subjected to hormonal regulation, we evaluated the contribution of NTS to endometrial carcinogenesis. Neurotensin receptor 1 (NTSR1) expression and NTSR1 promoter methylation (HM450) were analyzed in 385 cases of endometrial carcinoma from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). Additionally, from a series of 100 endometrial carcinomas, and 66 benign endometrium samples, NTS and NTSR1 labeling was evaluated by immunohistochemistry...
August 24, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834751/neurotensin-receptor-1-identifies-a-subset-of-ventral-tegmental-dopamine-neurons-that-coordinates-energy-balance
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Hillary L Woodworth, Hannah M Batchelor, Bethany G Beekly, Raluca Bugescu, Juliette A Brown, Gizem Kurt, Patrick M Fuller, Gina M Leinninger
Dopamine (DA) neurons in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) are heterogeneous and differentially regulate ingestive and locomotor behaviors that affect energy balance. Identification of which VTA DA neurons mediate behaviors that limit weight gain has been hindered, however, by the lack of molecular markers to distinguish VTA DA populations. Here, we identified a specific subset of VTA DA neurons that express neurotensin receptor-1 (NtsR1) and preferentially comprise mesolimbic, but not mesocortical, DA neurons...
August 22, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822218/locally-produced-xenin-and-the-neurotensinergic-system-in-pancreatic-islet-function-and-%C3%AE-cell-survival
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Dawood Khan, Srividya Vasu, R Charlotte Moffett, Victor A Gault, Peter R Flatt, Nigel Irwin
Modulation of neuropeptide receptors is important for pancreatic β-cell function. Here, islet distribution and effects of the neurotensin (NT) receptor modulators, xenin and NT, was examined. Xenin, but not NT, significantly improved glucose disposal and insulin secretion, in mice. However, both peptides stimulated insulin secretion from rodent β-cells at 5.6 mM glucose, with xenin having similar insulinotropic actions at 16.7 mM glucose. In contrast, NT inhibited glucose-induced insulin secretion. Similar observations were made in human 1...
August 28, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816013/new-neurotensin-analogue-radiolabeled-by-99m-technetium-as-a-potential-agent-for-tumor-identification
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Iman Emrarian, Nourollah Sadeghzadeh, Seyed Mohammad Abedi, Saeid Abediankenari
INTRODUCTION: It has been shown that more than 75% of ductal pancreatic adenocarcinomas are overexpress neurotensin (NT) receptors. Overexpression of NT receptors has been reported in various human tumor types. Hence, a non-invasive diagnosis and staging method could be very beneficial. In this work, we describe radiolabeling and evaluation of new neurotensin analogues to target neurotensin receptor-positive tumors such as pancreatic carcinoma. METHODS: Radiolabeling was performed at 95°C for 10 min using(99m) Tc in the presence of tricine/EDDA exchange labeling...
August 16, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790113/neurotensin-receptor-1-antagonist-sr48692-improves-response-to-carboplatin-by-enhancing-apoptosis-and-inhibiting-drug-efflux-in-ovarian-cancer
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Jin Liu, Mikael Agopiantz, Joel Poupon, Zherui Wu, Pierre-Alexandre Just, Bruno Borghese, Evelyne Ségal-Bendirdjian, Guillaume Gauchotte, Anne Gompel, Patricia Forgez
PURPOSE: The high affinity receptor 1 (NTSR1) and its agonist, neurotensin (NTS), is correlated with tumor cell aggressiveness in most solid tumors. As chemo-resistance and tumor aggressiveness are often related; we decided to study the role of the NTSR1 complex within platinum-based chemotherapy responses. In an ovarian model, we studied carboplatin because it is the main standard of care for ovarian cancer (OC). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Experimental tumors and in vitro studied were performed using SKOV3 and A2780 cells treated with carboplatin, with or without a very specific NTSR1 antagonist, SR48692...
August 8, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767081/new-insights-in-the-design-of-bioactive-peptides-and-chelating-agents-for-imaging-and-therapy-in-oncology
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REVIEW
Anna Lucia Tornesello, Luigi Buonaguro, Maria Lina Tornesello, Franco Maria Buonaguro
Many synthetic peptides have been developed for diagnosis and therapy of human cancers based on their ability to target specific receptors on cancer cell surface or to penetrate the cell membrane. Chemical modifications of amino acid chains have significantly improved the biological activity, the stability and efficacy of peptide analogues currently employed as anticancer drugs or as molecular imaging tracers. The stability of somatostatin, integrins and bombesin analogues in the human body have been significantly increased by cyclization and/or insertion of non-natural amino acids in the peptide sequences...
August 2, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736839/the-neurotensin-nts1-receptor-agonist-pd149163-produces-antidepressant-like-effects-in-the-forced-swim-test-further-support-for-neurotensin-as-a-novel-pharmacologic-strategy-for-antidepressant-drugs
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Lawrence M Carey, Remington J Rice, Adam J Prus
Preclinical Research Neurotensin is a nonbrain penetrant neuropeptide neurotransmitter that alters dopaminergic and serotonergic neurotransmission. Previous animal behavioral studies have demonstrated that intra-ventral tegmental administration of neurotensin and system administration of the selective neurotensin NTS1 receptor agonist, PD149163 produce antidepressant-like effects in a forced swim test and a differential reinforcement of low rate task, respectively. The present study sought to expand upon these past findings by assessing systemic administration of PD149163 in a forced swim test, a primary antidepressant preclinical screening model, in mice...
July 24, 2017: Drug Development Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729827/lateral-hypothalamic-control-of-the-ventral-tegmental-area-reward-evaluation-and-the-driving-of-motivated-behavior
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Susan M Tyree, Luis de Lecea
The lateral hypothalamus (LH) plays an important role in many motivated behaviors, sleep-wake states, food intake, drug-seeking, energy balance, etc. It is also home to a heterogeneous population of neurons that express and co-express multiple neuropeptides including hypocretin (Hcrt), melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH), cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript (CART) and neurotensin (NT). These neurons project widely throughout the brain to areas such as the locus coeruleus, the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis, the amygdala and the ventral tegmental area (VTA)...
2017: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725181/impact-of-proestrus-on-gene-expression-in-the-medial-preoptic-area-of-mice
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Csaba Vastagh, Zsolt Liposits
The antero-ventral periventricular zone (AVPV) and medial preoptic area (MPOA) have been recognized as gonadal hormone receptive regions of the rodent brain that-via wiring to gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons-contribute to orchestration of the preovulatory GnRH surge. We hypothesized that neural genes regulating the induction of GnRH surge show altered expression in proestrus. Therefore, we compared the expression of 48 genes obtained from intact proestrous and metestrous mice, respectively, by quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) method...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722395/salt-removal-from-microliter-sample-volumes-by-multiple-phase-microelectromembrane-extractions-across-free-liquid-membranes
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Pavel Kubáň
A new concept for rapid and efficient salt removal from minute volumes of saline samples is presented by using multiple phase microelectromembrane extraction (μ-EME). A disposable μ-EME unit is filled with five consecutive plugs of immiscible aqueous and organic solutions; the aqueous sample forms the central phase and is encompassed by two free liquid membranes (FLMs) and two extraction solutions. Salt cations and anions migrate in opposite directions from the sample solution on application of 300 V dc electric potential, cross the neighboring FLM, and are transferred to the corresponding extraction solution...
July 25, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690201/neurotensin-receptor-1-facilitates-intracellular-and-transepithelial-delivery-of-macromolecules
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Joanna L Bird, Rachael Simpson, Driton Vllasaliu, Alan D Goddard
G protein-coupled receptors are expressed on the surface of eukaryotic cells and internalise in response to ligand binding. The actions of the hormone and neurotransmitter neurotensin (NT) are predominantly mediated by specific interactions with one such receptor, neurotensin receptor 1 (NTS1), which is upregulated in a variety of cancers, including pancreatic and breast tumours. NTS1 could therefore serve as a target for selective delivery of therapeutics. This study characterised the expression of NTS1 in HEK293 cells, as well as both polarised and non-polarised intestinal epithelial Caco-2 cells...
October 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686721/systemic-pd149163-a-neurotensin-receptor-1-agonist-decreases-methamphetamine-self-administration-in-dba-2j-mice-without-causing-excessive-sedation
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Amanda L Sharpe, Erika Varela, Michael J Beckstead
Methamphetamine (METH) is a psychostimulant that exhibits significant abuse potential. Although METH addiction is a major health and societal concern, no drug is currently approved for its therapeutic management. METH activates the central dopaminergic "reward" circuitry, and with repeated use increases levels of the neuromodulatory peptide neurotensin in the nucleus accumbens and ventral tegmental area. Previous studies in rats suggest that neurotensin agonism decreases METH self-administration, but these studies did not examine the effect of neurotensin agonism on the pattern of self-administration or open field locomotion...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675223/carbon-nanowalls-a-new-versatile-graphene-based-interface-for-the-laser-desorption-ionization-mass-spectrometry-detection-of-small-compounds-in-real-samples
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I S Hosu, M Sobaszek, M Ficek, R Bogdanowicz, H Drobecq, L Boussekey, A Barras, O Melnyk, R Boukherroub, Y Coffinier
Carbon nanowalls, vertically aligned graphene nanosheets, attract attention owing to their tunable band gap, high conductivity, high mechanical robustness, high optical absorbance and other remarkable properties. In this paper, we report for the first time the use of hydrophobic boron-doped carbon nanowalls (CNWs) for laser desorption/ionization of small compounds and their subsequent detection by mass spectrometry (LDI-MS). The proposed method offers sensitive detection of various small molecules in the absence of an organic matrix...
July 13, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649992/a-key-role-for-neurotensin-in-chronic-stress-induced-anxiety-like-behavior-in-rats
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Catherine P Normandeau, Ana Paula Ventura-Silva, Emily R Hawken, Staci Angelis, Calvin Sjaarda, Xudong Liu, José Miguel Pêgo, É C Dumont
Chronic stress is a major cause of anxiety disorders that can be reliably modeled preclinically, providing insight into alternative therapeutic targets for this mental health illness. Neuropeptides have been targeted in the past to no avail possibly due to our lack of understanding of their role in pathological models. In this study we use a rat model of chronic stress-induced anxiety-like behaviors and hypothesized that neuropeptidergic modulation of synaptic transmission would be altered in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST), a brain region suspected to contribute to anxiety disorders...
June 26, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595536/neuroprotective-effects-of-drug-induced-therapeutic-hypothermia-in-central-nervous-system-diseases
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Junwei Ma, Yibin Wang, Zhong Wang, Haiying Li, Zhimin Wang, Gang Chen
Cerebrovascular diseases often cause neurological deficits. Experimental studies have shown that drug-induced hypothermia alleviates brain damage and plays a neuroprotective role, thereby reducing mortality and ameliorating neurological deficits. Therefore, drug-induced hypothermia has an important research value and is further considered in the clinical setting. However, drug-induced hypothermia is also associated with side effects, such as ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, suppressed immune function, infection, electrolyte imbalance, glucose metabolism disorders, and skeletal muscle tremor...
June 6, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591806/quantitative-proteomics-of-intestinal-mucosa-from-male-mice-lacking-intestinal-epithelial-insulin-receptors
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Stina Rikke Jensen, Erwin M Schoof, Sarah E Wheeler, Henning Hvid, Jonas Ahnfelt-Rønne, Bo Falck Hansen, Erica Nishimura, Grith Skytte Olsen, Thomas Kislinger, Patricia L Brubaker
The goal of the present study was to determine whether loss of the insulin receptor alters the molecular landscape of the intestinal mucosa, using intestinal-epithelial insulin receptor knockout (IE-irKO) mice and both genetic (IRfl/fl and Villin-cre) controls. Quantitative proteomic analysis by liquid chromatography mass spectrometry was applied to jejunal and colonic mucosa from mice fed a normal chow diet and mice fed a Western diet (WD). Jejunal mucosa from IE-irKO mice demonstrated alterations in all intestinal cell lineages: Paneth, goblet, absorptive, and enteroendocrine cells...
August 1, 2017: Endocrinology
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