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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812773/side-by-side-observation-of-the-interfacial-improvement-of-vertical-graphene-coated-silicon-nanocone-anodes-for-lithium-ion-batteries-by-patterning-technology
#1
Chao Wang, Fei Luo, Hao Lu, Bonan Liu, Geng Chu, Baogang Quan, Junjie Li, Changzhi Gu, Hong Li, Liquan Chen
We report that vertical graphene coating can greatly improve the electrochemical performance and the interfacial stability of silicon nanocone (SNC) anodes for lithium-ion batteries. The coating patterning technology is innovatively employed for side-by-side demonstration of the exclusive influences of graphene coating on the solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI) formation and the structural stability of the SNC electrode. The silicon nanocone-graphene (SNC-G) electrode achieves a longer cycle life (1715 cycles), higher Coulombic efficiency (average 98...
August 16, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811034/a-simple-microdroplet-chip-consisting-of-silica-nanochannel-assisted-electrode-and-paper-cover-for-highly-sensitive-electrochemiluminescent-detection-of-drugs-in-human-serum
#2
Yi Xiao, Linru Xu, Ping Li, Xiao-Chong Tang, Lian-Wen Qi
This paper describes a simple and miniaturized microdroplet chip (μchip) that is constructed with a silica nanochannel (SNC)-assisted electrode array and a hydrophobic paper cover (SNC&P-μchip). Vertically aligned SNCs with uniform pore size of 2-3 nm in diameter and negatively charged surface can significantly accelerate the mass transport of the positively charged tris(2,2'-bipyridyl) ruthenium (II), resulting in a remarkably enhanced electrochemiluminescence (ECL) signal. The SNC-assisted electrode array was coupled to a low cost paper cover to achieve simultaneous detection of six samples in 1 min...
August 29, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803956/selective-cholinergic-depletion-of-pedunculopontine-tegmental-nucleus-aggravates-freezing-of-gait-in-parkinsonian-rats
#3
Hu Xiao, Min Li, Junbin Cai, Nanxiang Li, Ming Zhou, Peng Wen, Zhengyuan Xie, Qiang Wang, Jingyu Chang, Wangming Zhang
Many patients of advanced Parkinson's disease (PD) suffer from intractable axial symptoms (severe gait and postural impairments), which were recently speculated to be more relevant to cholinergic degeneration in the brainstem than dopaminergic degeneration in the substantia nigra compacta (SNc). To investigate the role of the cholinergic cells of the pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus (PPTg) on motor deficits, especially the axial motor impairments, we measured and analyzed the gait performance of sham lesion rats, SNc dopaminergic lesion rats, PPTg cholinergic lesion rats, and combined lesion rats by using the CatWalk system...
August 10, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800615/pitx3-and-en1-determine-the-size-and-molecular-programming-of-the-dopaminergic-neuronal-pool
#4
Willemieke M Kouwenhoven, Lars von Oerthel, Marten P Smidt
Mesodiencephalic dopaminergic (mdDA) neurons are located in the ventral midbrain. These neurons form the substantia nigra (SNc) and the ventral tegmental area (VTA). Two transcription factors that play important roles in the process of terminal differentiation and subset-specification of mdDA neurons, are paired-like homeodomain transcription factor 3 (Pitx3), and homeobox transcription factor Engrailed 1 (En1). We previously investigated the single Pitx3KO and En1KO and observed important changes in the survival of mdDA neurons of the SNc and VTA as well as altered expression of pivotal rostral- and caudal-markers, Ahd2 and Cck, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797764/inflammatory-pain-assessment-in-the-arthritis-of-the-temporomandibular-joint-in-rats-a-comparison-between-two-phlogistic-agents
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Joana Cláudia Bezerra de Araújo, Delane Viana Gondim, André Luiz Cunha Cavalcante, Mario Roberto Pontes Lisboa, Gerly Anne de Castro Brito, Mariana Lima Vale
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders are a group of conditions that result in TMJ pain, which frequently limits basic daily activities. Experimental models that allow the study of the mechanisms underlying these inflammatory and pain conditions are of great clinical relevance. The aim of this study was to evaluate nociception, inflammation and participation of the macrophage/microglia cells in the arthritis of the TMJ induced by two phlogistic agents. 84 rats were divided into 2 groups: Zy, which received zymosan intra-articularly, or Cg, which received carrageenan intra-articularly...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780195/calcium-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-slowing-the-progression-of-parkinson-s-disease
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D James Surmeier, Glenda M Halliday, Tanya Simuni
Parkinson's disease is characterized by progressively distributed Lewy pathology and neurodegeneration. The motor symptoms of cPD are unequivocally linked to the degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc). Several features of these neurons appear to make them selectively vulnerable to factors thought to cause cPD, like aging, genetic mutations and environmental toxins. Among these features, Ca(2+) entry through Cav1 channels is particularly amenable to pharmacotherapy in early stage cPD patients...
August 2, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769772/molecular-programming-of-mesodiencephalic-dopaminergic-neuronal-subsets
#7
REVIEW
Marten P Smidt
Dopamine neurons of the substantia nigra compacta (SNc) and ventral tegmental area (VTA) are critical components of the neuronal machinery to control emotion and movement in mammals. The slow and gradual death of these neurons as seen in Parkinson's disease has triggered a large investment in research toward unraveling the molecular determinants that are used to generate these neurons and to get an insight in their apparent selective vulnerability. Here, I set out to summarize the current view on the molecular distinctions that exist within this mesodiencephalic dopamine (mdDA) system and elaborate on the molecular programming that is responsible for creating such diversity...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743197/evaluation-of-parkinson-s-disease-by-neuromelanin-sensitive-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-123-i-fp-cit-spect
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Keita Kuya, Toshihide Ogawa, Yuki Shinohara, Mana Ishibashi, Shinya Fujii, Naoko Mukuda, Yoshio Tanabe
Background Both neuromelanin-sensitive magnetic resonance imaging (NmMRI) and (123)I-FP-CIT single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) (DaTSCAN) assist the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (PD). However, there have been few studies investigating a correlation between them. Purpose To correlate the utility of NmMRI and DaTSCAN and to evaluate the relationship between both imaging findings and the Unified PD rating scale part III (UPDRS III) score for the diagnosis and management of PD. Material and Methods Seventeen patients with PD who underwent both NmMRI and DaTSCAN were included...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743044/electrophysiological-and-gene-expression-characterization-of-the-ontogeny-of-nestin-expressing-cells-in-the-adult-mouse-midbrain
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Anupama Dey, Parisa Farzanehfar, Elena V Gazina, Tim D Aumann
The birth of new neurons, or neurogenesis, in the adult midbrain is important for progressing dopamine cell-replacement therapies for Parkinson's disease. Most studies suggest newborn cells remain undifferentiated or differentiate into glia within the adult midbrain. However, some studies suggest nestin+neural precursor cells (NPCs) have a propensity to generate new neurons here. We sought to confirm this by administering tamoxifen to adult NesCreER(T2)/R26eYFP transgenic mice, which permanently labelled adult nestin-expressing cells and their progeny with enhanced yellow fluorescent protein (eYFP)...
July 4, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734032/characterization-of-the-axon-initial-segment-of-mice-substantia-nigra-dopaminergic-neurons
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Cristian González-Cabrera, Rodrigo Meza, Lorena Ulloa, Paulina Merino-Sepúlveda, Valentina Luco, Ana Sanhueza, Alejandro Oñate-Ponce, J Paul Bolam, Pablo Henny
The axon initial segment (AIS) is the site of initiation of action potentials and also influences action potential waveform, firing pattern and rate. In view of the fundamental aspects of motor function and behavior that depend on the firing of substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc) dopaminergic neurons, we identified and characterized their AIS in the mouse. Immunostaining for tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), sodium channels (Nav ) and ankyrin-G (Ank-G) was used to visualize the AIS of dopaminergic neurons. Reconstructions of sampled AIS of dopaminergic neurons revealed variable lengths (12 - 60 μm) and diameters (0...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733899/6-ohda-induces-oxidation-of-f-box-protein-fbw7%C3%AE-by-chaperone-mediated-autophagy-in-parkinson-s-model
#11
Xiufeng Wang, Heng Zhai, Fang Wang
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the most common movement disorder disease, and its pathological feature is the degenerative loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra compacta (SNc). In this study, we investigated whether distinct stress conditions target F-box protein Fbw7β via converging mechanisms. Our results showed that the 6-hyroxydopamine (6-OHDA), which causes PD in animals' models, led to decreased stability of Fbw7β in DA neuronal SN4741 cells. Further experiments suggested that oxidized Fbw7β bound to heat-shock cognate protein 70 kDa, the key regulator for chaperone-mediated autophagy (CMA), at a higher affinity...
July 22, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729727/senescent-cells-an-emerging-target-for-diseases-of-ageing
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REVIEW
Bennett G Childs, Martina Gluscevic, Darren J Baker, Remi-Martin Laberge, Dan Marquess, Jamie Dananberg, Jan M van Deursen
Chronological age represents the single greatest risk factor for human disease. One plausible explanation for this correlation is that mechanisms that drive ageing might also promote age-related diseases. Cellular senescence, which is a permanent state of cell cycle arrest induced by cellular stress, has recently emerged as a fundamental ageing mechanism that also contributes to diseases of late life, including cancer, atherosclerosis and osteoarthritis. Therapeutic strategies that safely interfere with the detrimental effects of cellular senescence, such as the selective elimination of senescent cells (SNCs) or the disruption of the SNC secretome, are gaining significant attention, with several programmes now nearing human clinical studies...
July 21, 2017: Nature Reviews. Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716587/botulinum-neurotoxin-a-promotes-functional-recovery-after-peripheral-nerve-injury-by-increasing-regeneration-of-myelinated-fibers
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Stefano Cobianchi, Jessica Jaramillo, Siro Luvisetto, Flaminia Pavone, Xavier Navarro
The injection of safe doses of botulinum neurotoxin A (BoNT/A) have been reported to be useful for the treatment of neuropathic pain, but it is still unknown how functional recovery is induced after peripheral nerve injury. We evaluated the effects of intranerve application of BoNT/A, on regeneration and sensorimotor functional recovery in partial and complete peripheral nerve injuries in the mouse. After sciatic nerve crush (SNC) and intranerve delivery of BoNT/A (15pg), axonal regeneration was measured by nerve pinch test at different days...
July 14, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710704/systemic-analysis-of-mirnas-in-pd-stress-condition-mir-5701-modulates-mitochondrial-lysosomal-cross-talk-to-regulate-neuronal-death
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Paresh Prajapati, Lakshmi Sripada, Kritarth Singh, Milton Roy, Khyati Bhatelia, Pooja Dalwadi, Rajesh Singh
Parkinson's disease (PD) is complex neurological disorder and is prevalent in the elderly population. This is primarily due to loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc) region of the brain. The modulators of the selective loss of dopaminergic neurons in PD are still not well understood. The small non-coding RNAs specifically miRNAs fine-tune the protein levels by post-transcriptional gene regulation. The role of miRNAs in PD pathogenesis is still not well characterized. In the current study, we identified the miRNA expression pattern in 6-OHDA-induced PD stress condition in SH-SY5Y, dopaminergic neuronal cell line...
July 14, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700700/the-induction-of-the-transcription-factor-nrf2-enhances-the-antinociceptive-effects-of-delta-opioid-receptors-in-diabetic-mice
#15
Christina McDonnell, Sergi Leánez, Olga Pol
The involvement of heme oxygenase 1 (HO-1) in the modulation of the antinociceptive effects of opioids in type 1 diabetes has been demonstrated but the role played by the transcription factor Nrf2 in the regulation of painful neuropathy and in the effects and expression of δ-opioid receptors (DOR) in type 2 diabetes, has not been studied. In male BKS.Cg-m+/+Leprdb/J (db/db) mice, the anti-allodynic effects produced by a Nrf2 transcription factor activator, sulforaphane (SFN) administered alone and combined with two DOR agonists, [d-Pen(2),d-Pen(5)]-Enkephalin (DPDPE) and (+)-4-[(αR)-α-((2S,5R)-4-Allyl-2,5-dimethyl-1-piperazinyl)-3-methoxybenzyl]-N,N diethylbenzamide (SNC-80), were evaluated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686556/effects-of-radon-and-uv-exposure-on-skin-cancer-mortality-in-switzerland
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Danielle Vienneau, Kees de Hoogh, Dimitri Hauri, Ana M Vicedo-Cabrera, Christian Schindler, Anke Huss, Martin Röösli
BACKGROUND: Skin cancer incidence in Switzerland is among the highest in the world. In addition to exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, radon alpha particles attached to aerosols can adhere to the skin and potentially cause carcinogenic effects. OBJECTIVES: We investigated the effects of radon and UV exposure on skin cancer mortality. METHODS: Cox proportional hazard regression was used to study the association between exposures and skin cancer mortality in adults from the Swiss National Cohort...
June 16, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673739/sirtuin-3-rescues-neurons-through-the-stabilisation-of-mitochondrial-biogenetics-in-the-virally-expressing-mutant-%C3%AE-synuclein-rat-model-of-parkinsonism
#17
Jacqueline A Gleave, Lindsay R Arathoon, Dennison Trinh, Kristin E Lizal, Nicolas Giguère, James H M Barber, Zainab Najarali, M Hassan Khan, Sherri L Thiele, Mahin S Semmen, James B Koprich, Jonathan M Brotchie, James H Eubanks, Louis-Eric Trudeau, Joanne E Nash
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative movement disorder, which affects approximately 1-2% of the population over 60years of age. Current treatments for PD are symptomatic, and the pathology of the disease continues to progresses over time until palliative care is required. Mitochondria are key players in the pathology of PD. Genetic and post mortem studies have shown a large number of mitochondrial abnormalities in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc) of the parkinsonian brain. Furthermore, physiologically, mitochondria of nigral neurons are constantly under unusually high levels of metabolic stress because of the excitatory properties and architecture of these neurons...
July 1, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669546/biased-oxytocinergic-modulation-of-midbrain-dopamine-systems
#18
Lei Xiao, Michael F Priest, Jordan Nasenbeny, Ting Lu, Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy
The release of dopamine (DA) regulates rewarding behavior and motor actions through striatum-targeting efferents from ventral tegmental area (VTA) and substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc). Here, we map and functionally characterize axonal projections from oxytocin neurons in the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus to midbrain DA regions. Electrophysiological recordings of DA neurons reveal that both the application of oxytocin and optogenetic stimulation of oxytocinergic terminals suffice to increase DA neuron activity in the VTA but downregulate it in SNc...
July 19, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664290/suicide-in-adolescents-findings-from-the-swiss-national-cohort
#19
Nicole Steck, Matthias Egger, Benno G Schimmelmann, Stephan Kupferschmid
Suicide in adolescents is the second most common cause of death in this age group and an important public health problem. We examined sociodemographic factors associated with suicide in Swiss adolescents and analysed time trends in youth suicide in the Swiss National Cohort (SNC). The SNC is a longitudinal study of the whole Swiss resident population, based on linkage of census and mortality records. We identified suicides in adolescents aged 10-18 years from 1991 to 2013. A total of 2.396 million adolescents were included and 592 suicides were recorded, corresponding to a rate of 3...
June 29, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663556/desensitized-d2-autoreceptors-are-resistant-to-trafficking
#20
Brooks G Robinson, James R Bunzow, Jonathan B Grimm, Luke D Lavis, Joshua T Dudman, Jennifer Brown, Kim A Neve, John T Williams
Dendritic release of dopamine activates dopamine D2 autoreceptors, which are inhibitory G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), to decrease the excitability of dopamine neurons. This study used tagged D2 receptors to identify the localization and distribution of these receptors in living midbrain dopamine neurons. GFP-tagged D2 receptors were found to be unevenly clustered on the soma and dendrites of dopamine neurons within the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc). Physiological signaling and desensitization of the tagged receptors were not different from wild type receptors...
June 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
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