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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213878/cotransfecting-norepinephrine-transporter-and-vesicular-monoamine-transporter-2-genes-for-increased-retention-of-metaiodobenzylguanidine-labeled-with-iodine-131-in-malignant-hepatocarcinoma-cells
#1
Yanlin Zhao, Xiao Zhong, Xiaohong Ou, Huawei Cai, Xiaoai Wu, Rui Huang
Norepinephrine transporter (NET) transfection leads to significant uptake of iodine-131-labeled metaiodobenzylguanidine ((131)I-MIBG) in non-neuroendocrine tumors. However, the use of (131)I-MIBG is limited by its short retention time in target cells. To prolong the retention of (131)I-MIBG in target cells, we infected hepatocarcinoma (HepG2) cells with Lentivirus-encoding human NET and vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT2) genes to obtain NET-expressing, NET-VMAT2-coexpressing, and negative-control cell lines...
February 17, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213524/g-protein-coupled-receptor-kinase-2-grk-2-regulates-serotonin-metabolism-through-the-monoamine-oxidase-amx-2-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#2
Jianjun Wang, Jiansong Luo, Dipendra K Aryal, William C Wetzel, Richard Nass, Jeffrey L Benovic
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) regulate many animal behaviors. GPCR signaling is mediated by agonist-promoted interactions of GPCRs with heterotrimeric G proteins, GPCR kinases (GRKs) and arrestins. To further elucidate the role of GRKs in regulating GPCR-mediated behaviors, we utilized the genetic model system Caenorhabditis elegans. Our studies demonstrate that grk-2 loss-of-function strains are egg-laying defective and contain low levels of serotonin (5-HT) and high levels of the 5-HT metabolite 5-hydroxyindole acetic acid (5-HIAA)...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212939/cannabis-exacerbates-depressive-symptoms-in-rat-model-induced-by-reserpine
#3
Yasser A Khadrawy, Hussein G Sawie, Omar M E Abdel-Salam, Eman N Hosny
Cannabis sativa is one of the most widely recreational drugs and its use is more prevalent among depressed patients. Some studies reported that Cannabis has antidepressant effects while others showed increased depressive symptoms in Cannabis users. Therefore, the present study aims to investigate the effect of Cannabis extract on the depressive-like rats. Twenty four rats were divided into: control, rat model of depression induced by reserpine and depressive-like rats treated with Cannabis sativa extract (10mg/kg expressed as Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol)...
February 14, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205135/apium-graveolens-extract-influences-mood-and-cognition-in-healthy-mice
#4
Phetcharat Boonruamkaew, Wanida Sukketsiri, Pharkphoom Panichayupakaranant, Wijittra Kaewnam, Supita Tanasawet, Varomyalin Tipmanee, Pilaiwanwadee Hutamekalin, Pennapa Chonpathompikunlert
Apium graveolens is a food flavoring which possesses various health promoting effects. This study investigates the effect of a sub-acute administration of A. graveolens on cognition and anti-depression behaviors via antioxidant and related neurotransmitter systems in mice brains. Cognition and depression was assessed by various models of behavior. The antioxidant system of glutathione peroxidase (GPx), % inhibition of superoxide anion (O2(-)), and lipid peroxidation were studied. In addition, neurochemical parameters including acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and monoamine oxidase-type A (MAO-A) were also evaluated...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204887/determination-of-monoamine-neurotransmitters-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio-by-gas-chromatography-coupled-to-mass-spectrometry-with-a-two-step-derivatization
#5
Alvaro Aragon, Jessica Legradi, Ana Ballesteros-Gómez, Juliette Legler, Martin van Velzen, Jacob de Boer, Pim Leonards
A sensitive analytical method for the determination of monoamine neurotransmitters (MNTs) in zebrafish larvae was developed using gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry. Six MNTs were selected as target compounds for neurotoxicity testing. MNTs underwent a two-step derivatization with hexamethyldisilazane (HDMS) for O-silylation followed by N-methyl-bis-heptafluorobutyramide (MBHFBA) for N-perfluoroacylation. Derivatization conditions were optimized by an experimental design approach. Method validation showed linear calibration curves (r (2) > 0...
February 15, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203149/gene-gene-environment-interactions-of-serotonin-transporter-monoamine-oxidase-a-and-childhood-maltreatment-predict-aggressive-behavior-in-chinese-adolescents
#6
Yun Zhang, Qing-Sen Ming, Jin-Yao Yi, Xiang Wang, Qiao-Lian Chai, Shu-Qiao Yao
Gene-environment interactions that moderate aggressive behavior have been identified independently in the serotonin transporter (5-HTT) gene and monoamine oxidase A gene (MAOA). The aim of the present study was to investigate epistasis interactions between MAOA-variable number tandem repeat (VNTR), 5-HTTlinked polymorphism (LPR) and child abuse and the effects of these on aggressive tendencies in a group of otherwise healthy adolescents. A group of 546 Chinese male adolescents completed the Child Trauma Questionnaire and Youth self-report of the Child Behavior Checklist...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197177/two-step-production-of-monoamines-in-monoenzymatic-cells-in-the-spinal-cord-a-different-control-strategy-of-neurotransmitter-supply
#7
REVIEW
Mengliang Zhang
Monoamine neurotransmitters play an important role in the modulation of sensory, motor and autonomic functions in the spinal cord. Although traditionally it is believed that in mammalian spinal cord, monoamine neurotransmitters mainly originate from the brain, accumulating evidence indicates that especially when the spinal cord is injured, they can also be produced in the spinal cord. In this review, I will present evidence for a possible pathway for two-step synthesis of dopamine and serotonin in the spinal cord...
December 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195139/altered-insula-connectivity-under-mdma
#8
Ishan C Walpola, Timothy Nest, Leor Roseman, David Erritzoe, Amanda Feilding, David J Nutt, Robin L Carhart-Harris
Recent work with noninvasive human brain imaging has started to investigate the effects of 3, 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) on large-scale patterns of brain activity. MDMA, a potent monoamine-releaser with particularly pronounced serotonin- releasing properties, has unique subjective effects that include: marked positive mood, pleasant/unusual bodily sensations and pro-social, empathic feelings. However, the neurobiological basis for these effects is not properly understood, and the present analysis sought to address this knowledge gap...
February 14, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192111/effects-of-progesterone-administered-after-mptp-on-dopaminergic-neurons-of-male-mice
#9
Nadhir Litim, Marc Morissette, Thérèse Di Paolo
Progesterone neuroprotection of striatal dopamine (DA) in male mice lesioned with 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) was previously reported when administered before MPTP or an hour after. A dose of MPTP to induce a partial lesion was used to model early stages or prodromal Parkinson. We hypothesized that brain DA can be restored by progesterone administered early (24 h) or later (5 days) after MPTP. Male mice received 4 injections of MPTP (8 mg/kg) and progesterone (8 mg/kg) once daily for 5 days started 24 h or 5 days after MPTP...
February 9, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191981/multifunctional-thin-films-and-coatings-from-caffeic-acid-and-a-cross-linking-diamine
#10
Mariagrazia Iacomino, Julieta I Paez, Roberto Avolio, Andrea Carpentieri, Lucia Panzella, Geppino Falco, Elio Pizzo, Maria E Errico, Alessandra Napolitano, Aranzazu Del Campo, Marco d'Ischia
The exploitation of easily accessible and nontoxic natural catechol compounds for surface functionalization and coating is attracting growing interest for biomedical applications. We report herein the deposition on different substrates of chemically stable thin films by autoxidation of 1 mM caffeic acid (CA) solutions at pH 9 in the presence of equimolar amounts of hexamethylenediamine (HMDA). UV-visible, mass spectrometric, and solid state (13)C and (15)N NMR analysis indicated covalent incorporation of the amine during CA polymerization to produce insoluble trioxybenzacridinium scaffolds decorated with carboxyl and amine functionalities...
February 17, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188911/a-rational-approach-to-elucidate-human-monoamine-oxidase-molecular-selectivity
#11
Giuseppe Felice Mangiatordi, Domenico Alberga, Leonardo Pisani, Domenico Gadaleta, Daniela Trisciuzzi, Roberta Farina, Andrea Carotti, Gianluca Lattanzi, Marco Catto, Orazio Nicolotti
Designing highly selective human monoamine oxidase (hMAO) inhibitors is a challenging goal on the road to a more effective treatment of depression and anxiety (inhibition of hMAO-A isoform) as well as neurodegenerative diseases (inhibition of hMAO-B isoform). To uncover the molecular rationale of hMAOs selectivity, two recently prepared 2H-chromene-2-ones, namely compounds 1 and 2, were herein chosen as molecular probes being highly selective toward hMAO-A and hMAO-B, respectively. We performed molecular dynamics (MD) studies on four different complexes, cross-simulating one at a time the two hMAO-isoforms (dimer embedded in a lipid bilayer) with the two considered probes...
February 7, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188763/hiv-antiretroviral-drug-efavirenz-induces-anxiety-like-and-depression-like-behavior-in-rats-evaluation-of-neurotransmitter-alterations-in-the-striatum
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Giuliana Ignácio Teixeira Cavalcante, Adriano José Maia Chaves Filho, Maria Isabel Linhares, Camila Nayane de Carvalho Lima, Edith Teles Venâncio, Emiliano Ricardo Vasconcelos Rios, Francisca Cléa Florenço de Souza, Silvânia Maria Mendes Vasconcelos, Danielle Macêdo, Marta Maria de França Fonteles
Efavirenz (EFV) is an effective antiretroviral drug with a favorable pharmacokinetic profile and widely used in combination regimens to treat HIV infection. However, there are major concerns about the safety of this drug. Patients treated with EFV often experience neuropsychiatric adverse effects, which frequently lead to switching to alternative EFV-free regimens. The mechanisms involved in the central action of EFV are intrinsically unclear. Thus, this study aimed to investigate the effects of acute and subchronic (2 weeks) EFV administration in a series of behavioral tests for anxiety-like and depression-like behavior in healthy rats...
February 7, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188762/effects-of-the-5-ht6-receptor-antagonist-idalopirdine-on-extracellular-levels-of-monoamines-glutamate-and-acetylcholine-in-the-rat-medial-prefrontal-cortex
#13
Arne Mørk, Rasmus Vinther Russell, Inge E M de Jong, Gennady Smagin
Idalopirdine (Lu AE58054) is a high affinity and selective antagonist for the human serotonin 5-HT6 receptor (Ki 0.83nM) in phase III development for mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease as an adjunct therapy to acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AChEIs). We have studied the effects of idalopirdine on extracellular levels of monoamines, glutamate and acetylcholine in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) of freely-moving rats using microdialysis. Idalopirdine (10mg/kg p.o.) increased extracellular levels of dopamine, noradrenaline and glutamate in the mPFC and showed a trend to increase serotonin levels...
February 7, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188354/simultaneous-extraction-and-determination-of-monoamine-neurotransmitters-in-human-urine-for-clinical-routine-testing-based-on-a-dual-functional-solid-phase-extraction-assisted-by-phenylboronic-acid-coupled-with-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#14
Xiaoguang Sunny Li, Shu Li, Gottfried Kellermann
The major monoamine neurotransmitters, serotonin (5-HT) and catecholamines (i.e., norepinephrine (NE), epinephrine (E), and dopamine (DA)), are critical to the nervous system function, and imbalances of the neurotransmitters have been connected to a variety of diseases, making their measurement useful in a clinical setting. A simple, rapid, robust, sensitive, and specific LC-MS/MS method has been developed and validated for the simultaneous quantitation of urinary serotonin and catecholamines with low cost, which is ideal for routine clinical applications...
February 10, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188065/selective-inhibition-of-monoamine-oxidase-a-by-purpurin-an-anthraquinone
#15
Hyun Woo Lee, Hyung Won Ryu, Myung-Gyun Kang, Daeui Park, Sei-Ryang Oh, Hoon Kim
Monoamine oxidase (MAO) catalyzes the oxidation of monoamines that act as neurotransmitters. During a target-based screening of natural products using two isoforms of recombinant human MAO-A and MAO-B, purpurin (an anthraquinone derivative) was found to potently and selectively inhibit MAO-A, with an IC50 value of 2.50μM, and not to inhibit MAO-B. Alizarin (also an anthraquinone) inhibited MAO-A less potently with an IC50 value of 30.1μM. Furthermore, purpurin was a reversible and competitive inhibitor of MAO-A with a Ki value of 0...
January 31, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185143/characterization-of-1-aminobenzotriazole-and-ketoconazole-as-novel-inhibitors-of-monoamine-oxidase-mao-an-in-vitro-investigation
#16
Abdul Naveed Shaik, Barbara W LeDuc, Ansar A Khan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: 1-Aminobenzotriazole, a known time-dependent inhibitor of cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes, and ketoconazole, a strong inhibitor of the human CYP3A4 isozyme, are used as standard probe inhibitors to characterize the CYP and/or non-CYP-mediated metabolism of xenobiotics. In the present investigation, 1-Aminobenzotriazole and ketoconazole are characterized as potent monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors in vitro using mouse, rat and human liver microsomes and S9 fractions...
February 9, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181493/natural-amines-inhibit-activation-of-human-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells-through-cxcr4-engagement
#17
Nikaïa Smith, Nicolas Pietrancosta, Sophia Davidson, Jacques Dutrieux, Lise Chauveau, Pasquale Cutolo, Michel Dy, Daniel Scott-Algara, Bénédicte Manoury, Onofrio Zirafi, Isabelle McCort-Tranchepain, Thierry Durroux, Françoise Bachelerie, Olivier Schwartz, Jan Münch, Andreas Wack, Sébastien Nisole, Jean-Philippe Herbeuval
Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDC) are specialized in secretion of type I interferon in response to pathogens. Here we show that natural monoamines and synthetic amines inhibit pDC activation by RNA viruses. Furthermore, a synthetic analogue of histamine reduces type I interferon production in a mouse model of influenza infection. We identify CXC chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) as a receptor used by amines to inhibit pDC. Our study establishes a functional link between natural amines and the innate immune system and identifies CXCR4 as a potential 'on-off' switch of pDC activity with therapeutic potential...
February 9, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181067/lack-of-association-between-maoa-uvntr-variants-and-excessive-daytime-sleepiness
#18
Filiz Ozen, Zeynep Yegin, Figen Yavlal, Zuhal Aydan Saglam, Haydar Koc, Ismet Berber
Sleep disorders are highly prevalent in the population and have dramatic health, social, and economic impacts. However, their treatments may remain symptomatic due to ignorance of molecular factors which may provide fundamental insights into the neurological bases of sleep. Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is a common complaint encountered in neurological practice with significant effects both on individuals and on society. We aimed to investigate the role of monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) as a candidate gene in EDS...
February 8, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179474/individual-differences-in-the-relative-reinforcing-effects-of-3-4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone-mdpv-under-fixed-and-progressive-ratio-schedules-of-reinforcement-in-rats
#19
Brenda M Gannon, Kayla I Galindo, Kenner C Rice, Gregory T Collins
The recreational use of designer drugs, including synthetic cathinones (bath salts), is associated with high levels of abuse and toxicity, and represents a growing threat to public health. MDPV (3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone) is a cocaine-like monoamine uptake inhibitor, and one of the most widely available and abused synthetic cathinones. The present study used male Sprague-Dawley rats to directly compare: (1) the acquisition of responding for MDPV and cocaine under a fixed ratio (FR) 1 schedule of reinforcement; (2) full dose-response curves for MDPV and cocaine under FR5; and (3) progressive ratio (PR) schedules of reinforcement...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178592/sertraline-and-venlafaxine-improves-motor-performance-and-neurobehavioral-deficit-in-quinolinic-acid-induced-huntington-s-like-symptoms-in-rats-possible-neurotransmitters-modulation
#20
Jaskamal Singh Gill, Sumit Jamwal, Puneet Kumar, Rahul Deshmukh
BACKGROUND: Huntington Disease is autosomal, fatal and progressive neurodegenerative disorder for which clinically available drugs offer only symptomatic relief. Emerging strides have indicated that antidepressants improve motor performance, restore neurotransmitters level, ameliorates striatal atrophy, increases BDNF level and may enhance neurogenesis. Therefore, we investigated sertraline and venlafaxine, clinically available drugs for depression with numerous neuroprotective properties, for their beneficial effects, if any, in quinolinic acid induced Huntington's like symptoms in rats...
November 18, 2016: Pharmacological Reports: PR
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