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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648825/differential-control-of-dopaminergic-excitability-and-locomotion-by-cholinergic-inputs-in-mouse-substantia-nigra
#1
Jasem Estakhr, Danya Abazari, Kaitlyn Frisby, J Michael McIntosh, Raad Nashmi
Understanding how dopaminergic (DA) neurons of the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc) govern movements requires a detailed knowledge of how different neurotransmitter systems modulate DA neuronal excitability. We report a heterogeneity of electrophysiological properties between medial and lateral SNc neurons modulated by cholinergic neurotransmission. Lateral DA neurons received mainly excitatory (nicotinic or glutamatergic) mediated cholinergic neurotransmission. Medial DA neurons received predominantly GABAergic currents mediated by presynaptic nicotinic receptors or biphasic GABAergic and nicotinic neurotransmission conveyed by GABA and ACh corelease, which inhibited DA neurons...
June 20, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620274/influence-of-estrogen-modulation-on-glia-activation-in-a-murine-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#2
Francesca Siani, Rosaria Greco, Giovanna Levandis, Cristina Ghezzi, Francesca Daviddi, Chiara Demartini, Elisabetta Vegeto, Marie-Thérèse Fuzzati-Armentero, Fabio Blandini
Epidemiological data suggest a sexual dimorphism in Parkinson disease (PD), with women showing lower risk of developing PD. Vulnerability of the nigrostriatal pathway may be influenced by exposure to estrogenic stimulation throughout fertile life. To further address this issue, we analyzed the progression of nigrostriatal damage, microglia and astrocyte activation and microglia polarization triggered by intrastriatal injection of dopaminergic neurotoxin 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) in male, female and ovariectomized (OVX) mice, as well as in OVX mice supplemented with 17βestradiol (OVX+E)...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619289/validation-of-a-method-for-dose-of-the-day-calculation-in-head-neck-tomotherapy-by-using-planning-ct-to-mvct-deformable-image-registration
#3
M Branchini, C Fiorino, I Dell'Oca, M L Belli, L Perna, N Di Muzio, R Calandrino, S Broggi
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to test the feasibility and dosimetric accuracy of a method that employs planning CT-to-MVCT deformable image registration (DIR) for calculation of the daily dose for head and neck (HN) patients treated with Helical Tomotherapy (HT). METHODS: For each patient, the planning kVCT (CTplan) was deformably registered to the MVCT acquired at the 15th therapy session (MV15) with a B-Spline Free Form algorithm using Mattes mutual information (open-source software 3D Slicer), resulting in a deformed CT (CTdef)...
June 12, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619286/neuroprotective-potential-of-aloe-arborescens-against-copper-induced-neurobehavioral-features-of-parkinson-s-disease-in-rat
#4
Abdellatif Abbaoui, Omar El Hiba, Halima Gamrani
Copper (Cu) is an important trace element for the organism survival, which ensures the normal functioning of different biosystems. However, excessive levels of this heavy metal are responsible for profound physiological alterations including the central nervous system. Numerous findings sustain the involvement of heavy metals, as an environmental risk factor such as copper (Cu), in the neuropathology of Parkinson's disease (PD) which is a chronic neurodegenerative disorder that principally affects the motor system...
June 12, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609288/eff-ect-of-a-single-asenapine-treatment-on-fos-expression-in-the-brain-catecholamine-synthesizing-neurons-impact-of-a-chronic-mild-stress-preconditioning
#5
J Osacka, L Horvathova, Z Majercikova, Alexander Kiss
OBJECTIVE: Fos protein expression in catecholamine-synthesizing neurons of the substantia nigra (SN) pars compacta (SNC, A8), pars reticulata (SNR, A9), and pars lateralis (SNL), the ventral tegmental area (VTA, A10), the locus coeruleus (LC, A6) and subcoeruleus (sLC), the ventrolateral pons (PON-A5), the nucleus of the solitary tract (NTS-A2), the area postrema (AP), and the ventrolateral medulla (VLM-A1) was quantitatively evaluated aft er a single administration of asenapine (ASE) (designated for schizophrenia treatment) in male Wistar rats preconditioned with a chronic unpredictable variable mild stress (CMS) for 21 days...
April 25, 2017: Endocrine Regulations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601297/outcomes-of-multimodal-management-for-sinonasal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Arnaud Paré, Pierre Blanchard, Silvia Rosellini, Anne Aupérin, Philippe Gorphe, Odile Casiraghi, Stéphane Temam, François Bidault, Philippe Page, Frédéric Kolb, François Janot, Antoine Moya Plana
BACKGROUND: Poor prognosis of sinonasal cancers (SNC) is usually due to the non-specific symptoms leading to late diagnosis with locally advanced disease. However, previous prognostic studies were often based on heterogeneous cohorts because of the scarcity of SNC. With squamous cell carcinoma being the main histological subgroup, the study aimed to perform a prognostic analysis on sinonasal squamous cell carcinoma (SNSCC) particularly, and to evaluate the oncological results of a multimodal therapy...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576659/ceftriaxone-reverses-deficits-of-behavior-and-neurogenesis-in-an-mptp-induced-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease-dementia
#7
Ming-Hong Hsieh, Wan-Yun Meng, Wen-Chieh Liao, Jun-Cheng Weng, Hsin-Hua Li, Hong-Lin Su, Chih-Li Lin, Ching-Sui Hung, Ying-Jui Ho
Hyperactivity of the glutamatergic system is involved in excitotoxicity and neurodegeneration in Parkinson's disease (PD) so that glutamatergic modulation maybe a potential therapeutic target for PD. Ceftriaxone (CEF) has been reported to increase glutamate uptake by increasing glutamate transporter expression and has been demonstrated neuroprotective effects in animal study. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of CEF on behavior and neurogenesis in the 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-induced PD rat model...
May 30, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480701/collision-and-oxidation-of-single-licoo2-nanoparticles-studied-by-correlated-optical-imaging-and-electrochemical-recording
#8
Linlin Sun, Dan Jiang, Meng Li, Tao Liu, Liang Yuan, Wei Wang, Hong-Yuan Chen
Electrochemists have witnessed the rapid development of single nanoparticle collision (SNC) in the past decade as a powerful technology to study the electrochemical activity of single nanoparticles (NPs). One of the ultimate goals of SNC is to build the structure-activity relationship in a bottom-up way, which requires the correlation between the electrochemical activity and the morphology/structure of the same individual. In the present work, we demonstrated the capability of combining surface plasmon resonance microscopy (SPRM) and conventional electrochemical recordings to correlate the size and activity of single LiCoO2 NPs...
June 6, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469157/brain-iron-chelation-by-deferiprone-in-a-phase-2-randomised-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial-in-parkinson-s-disease
#9
Antonio Martin-Bastida, Roberta J Ward, Rexford Newbould, Paola Piccini, David Sharp, Christina Kabba, Maneesh C Patel, Michael Spino, John Connelly, Fernando Tricta, Robert R Crichton, David T Dexter
Parkinson's disease (PD) is associated with increased iron levels in the substantia nigra (SNc). This study evaluated whether the iron chelator, deferiprone, is well tolerated, able to chelate iron from various brain regions and improve PD symptomology. In a randomised double-blind, placebo controlled trial, 22 early onset PD patients, were administered deferiprone, 10 or 15 mg/kg BID or placebo, for 6 months. Patients were evaluated for PD severity, cognitive function, depression rating and quality of life...
May 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458632/the-monoamine-brainstem-reticular-formation-as-a-paradigm-for-re-defining-various-phenotypes-of-parkinson-s-disease-owing-genetic-and-anatomical-specificity
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Stefano Gambardella, Rosangela Ferese, Francesca Biagioni, Carla L Busceti, Rosa Campopiano, Anna M P Griguoli, Fiona Limanaqi, Giuseppe Novelli, Marianna Storto, Francesco Fornai
The functional anatomy of the reticular formation (RF) encompasses a constellation of brain regions which are reciprocally connected to sub-serve a variety of functions. Recent evidence indicates that neuronal degeneration within one of these regions spreads synaptically along brainstem circuitries. This is exemplified by the recruitment of various brainstem reticular nuclei in specific Parkinson's disease (PD) phenotypes, and by retrospective analysis of lethargic post-encephalitic parkinsonism. In fact, the spreading to various monoamine reticular nuclei can be associated with occurrence of specific motor and non-motor symptoms (NMS)...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454258/locally-advanced-paranasal-sinus-carcinoma-a-study-of-30-patients
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Francesco Perri, Raffaele Addeo, Manuel Conson, Adriana Faiella, Giuseppina Della Vittoria Scarpati, Gabriella Torre, Angela Di Biase, Paola Romanelli, Carlo Buonerba, Giuseppe Di Lorenzo, Antonio Daponte, Francesco Caponigro, Salvatore Pisconti, Roberto Pacelli, Vincenzo Ravo, Paolo Muto, Raffaele Solla
Sinonasal carcinomas (SNcs) are rare neoplasms arising from the paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity. Although these tumours have a heterogeneous histology, they are commonly diagnosed as a locally advanced disease and are associated with a poor prognosis. The present retrospective study reviewed 30 patients with locally advanced SNc, who were treated with surgery followed by chemoradiotherapy or radiotherapy, or radiotherapy with or without concomitant chemotherapy between January 1999 and January 2013 at the Department of Radiation Therapy, University of Naples 'Federico II' (Naples, Italy)...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434161/can-valproic-acid-regulate-neurogenesis-from-nestin-cells-in-the-adult-midbrain
#12
Parisa Farzanehfar, Malcolm K Horne, Tim D Aumann
Degeneration of dopamine (DA) neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc) causes the motor symptoms (e.g. tremor, muscle rigidity, bradykinesia, postural instability) of Parkinson's disease (PD). It is generally agreed that replacing these neurons will provide better motor symptom relief and fewer side effects than current pharmacotherapies. One potential approach to this is up-regulating endogenous DA neurogenesis in SNc. In the present study, we conducted bioinformatics analyses to identify signalling pathways that control expression of Pax6 and Msx1 genes, which have been identified as potentially important neurogenic regulators in the adult midbrain...
April 22, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427412/lack-of-interleukin-13-receptor-%C3%AE-1-delays-the-loss-of-dopaminergic-neurons-during-chronic-stress
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Simone Mori, Shuei Sugama, William Nguyen, Tatiana Michel, M Germana Sanna, Manuel Sanchez-Alavez, Rigo Cintron-Colon, Gianluca Moroncini, Yoshihiko Kakinuma, Pamela Maher, Bruno Conti
BACKGROUND: The majority of Parkinson's disease (PD) cases are sporadic and idiopathic suggesting that this neurodegenerative disorder is the result of both environmental and genetic factors. Stress and neuroinflammation are among the factors being investigated for their possible contributions to PD. Experiments in rodents showed that severe chronic stress can reduce the number of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc); the same cells that are lost in PD. These actions are at least in part mediated by increased oxidative stress...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400256/n-oleoyldopamine-modulates-activity-of-midbrain-dopaminergic-neurons-through-multiple-mechanisms
#14
Olga A Sergeeva, Roberto De Luca, Karolina Mazur, Aissa N Chepkova, Helmut L Haas, Andreas Bauer
N-oleoyl-dopamine (OLDA) is an amide of dopamine and oleic acid, synthesized in catecholaminergic neurons. The present study investigates OLDA targets in midbrain dopaminergic (DA) neurons. Substantia Nigra compacta (SNc) DA neurons recorded in brain slices were excited by OLDA in wild type mice. In transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) knockout (KO) mice, however, SNc DA neurons displayed sustained inhibition of firing. In the presence of the dopamine type 2 receptor (D2R) antagonist sulpiride or the dopamine transporter blocker nomifensine no such inhibition was observed...
June 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400183/microstructure-thermal-properties-and-crystallinity-of-amadumbe-starch-nanocrystals
#15
Agnes Mukurumbira, Marcos Mariano, Alain Dufresne, John J Mellem, Eric O Amonsou
Amadumbe (Colocasia esculenta), commonly known as taro is a tropical tuber that produces starch-rich underground corms. In this study, the physicochemical properties of starch nanocrystals (SNC) prepared by acid hydrolysis of amadumbe starches were investigated. Two varieties of amadumbe corms were used for starch extraction. Amadumbe starches produced substantially high yield (25%) of SNC's. These nanocrystals appeared as aggregated and individual particles and possessed square-like platelet morphology with size: 50-100nm...
April 9, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386150/characterization-of-a-novel-monoclonal-antibody-against-human-mitochondrial-ferritin-and-its-immunohistochemical-application-in-human-and-monkey-substantia-nigra
#16
Mingchun Yang, Hongkuan Yang, Hongpeng Guan, Tomoko Kato, Kenichi Mukaisho, Hiroyuki Sugihara, Kazumasa Ogasawara, Tomohiro Terada, Ikuo Tooyama
Mitochondrial ferritin (FtMt) is a novel iron storage protein with high homology to H-ferritin. Unlike the ubiquitously expressed H- and L-ferritin, FtMt is expressed in specific tissues such as the testis, heart, and brain. The function of FtMt is not fully understood; however, evidence suggests that it has a neuroprotective role in neurodegenerative diseases. We have previously reported that FtMt is expressed in catecholaminergic neurons of the monkey brainstem. To explore FtMt expression in human dopaminergic neurons, we designed a novel monoclonal antibody, C65-2, directed against human FtMt...
February 28, 2017: Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377118/single-low-doses-of-mptp-decrease-tyrosine-hydroxylase-expression-in-the-absence-of-overt-neuron-loss
#17
Gelareh Alam, Melissa Edler, Shelbie Burchfield, Jason R Richardson
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common age-related neurodegenerative disease. 1-Methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) is a prototypical neurotoxicant used in mice to mimic primary features of PD pathology including striatal dopamine depletion and dopamine neuron loss in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc). In the literature, there are several experimental paradigms involving multiple doses of MPTP that are used to elicit dopamine neuron loss. However, a recent study reported that a single low dose caused significant loss of dopamine neurons...
April 1, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369333/sirt3-protects-dopaminergic-neurons-from-mitochondrial-oxidative-stress
#18
Han Shi, Han-Xiang Deng, David Gius, Paul T Schumacker, D James Surmeier, Yong-Chao Ma
Age-dependent elevation in mitochondrial oxidative stress is widely posited to be a major factor underlying the loss of substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc) dopaminergic neurons in Parkinson's disease (PD). However, mechanistic links between aging and oxidative stress are not well understood. Sirtuin-3 (Sirt3) is a mitochondrial deacetylase that could mediate this connection. Indeed, genetic deletion of Sirt3 increased oxidative stress and decreased the membrane potential of mitochondria in SNc dopaminergic neurons...
May 15, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365874/developmental-vitamin-d-dvd-deficiency-reduces-nurr1-and-th-expression-in-post-mitotic-dopamine-neurons-in-rat-mesencephalon
#19
Wei Luan, Luke Alexander Hammond, Edmund Cotter, Geoffrey William Osborne, Suzanne Adele Alexander, Virginia Nink, Xiaoying Cui, Darryl Walter Eyles
Developmental vitamin D (DVD) deficiency has been proposed as an important risk factor for schizophrenia. Our previous study using Sprague Dawley rats found that DVD deficiency disrupted the ontogeny of mesencephalic dopamine neurons by decreasing the mRNA level of a crucial differentiation factor of dopamine cells, the nuclear receptor related 1 protein (Nurr1). However, it remains unknown whether this reflects a reduction in dopamine cell number or in Nurr1 expression. It is also unclear if any particular subset of developing dopamine neurons in the mesencephalon is selectively affected...
April 1, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363534/effects-of-amadumbe-starch-nanocrystals-on-the-physicochemical-properties-of-starch-biocomposite-films
#20
Agnes R Mukurumbira, John J Mellem, Eric O Amonsou
The influence of amadumbe starch nanocrystals (SNCs) at varying concentrations (2.5, 5 and 10%) on the physicochemical properties of biocomposite films prepared using two starch matrices, amadumbe and potato starches were investigated. Amadumbe SNCs exhibited square-like platelets morphology, typical of SNC derived from A-type starches. In general, the inclusion of SNCs significantly decreased water vapour permeability (WVP) of composite films whilst thermal stability and opacity were increased. Amadumbe starch films showed substantially high tensile strength (TS) compared to potato starch in the presence of SNCs...
June 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
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