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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641214/motor-system-dysfunction-in-the-schizophrenia-diathesis-neural-systems-to-neurotransmitters
#1
R Abboud, C Noronha, V A Diwadkar
Motor control is a ubiquitous aspect of human function, and from its earliest origins, abnormal motor control has been proposed as being central to schizophrenia. The neurobiological architecture of the motor system is well understood in primates and involves cortical and sub-cortical components including the primary motor cortex, supplementary motor area, dorsal anterior cingulate cortex, the prefrontal cortex, the basal ganglia, and cerebellum. Notably all of these regions are associated in some manner to the pathophysiology of schizophrenia...
April 25, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640983/multiplexed-crispr-cas9-mediated-metabolic-engineering-of-%C3%AE-aminobutyric-acid-levels-in-solanum-lycopersicum
#2
Rui Li, Ran Li, Xindi Li, Daqi Fu, Benzhong Zhu, Huiqin Tian, Yunbo Luo, Hongliang Zhu
In recent years, the type II CRISPR system has become a widely used and robust technique to implement site-directed mutagenesis in a variety of species including model and crop plants. However, few studies manipulated metabolic pathways in plants using the CRISPR system. Here, we introduced the pYLCRISPR/Cas9 system with one or two single-site guide RNAs to target the tomato phytoene desaturase gene. An obvious albino phenotype was observed in T0 regenerated plants, and more than 61% of the desired target sites were edited...
June 22, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637045/effects-of-injection-of-gamma-aminobutyric-acid-agonists-into-the-nucleus-accumbens-on-naloxone-induced-morphine-withdrawal
#3
Betilay Topkara, Hasan R Yananli, Eren Sakallı, Mehluge Caferova
AIMS: This study was to investigate the effects of local administration of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) agonists into the nucleus accumbens (NAc) on naloxone-induced morphine withdrawal symptoms. METHODS: Bilateral guide cannulas were stereotaxically implanted in the shell or core regions of the NAc of Sprague-Dawley rats. After a recovery period, 3 morphine pellets, each consisting of 75 mg morphine base, were placed subcutaneously on the first and third days of the study with the rats under mild ether anaesthesia...
June 22, 2017: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635673/toxicity-of-naphthalene-and-benzene-on-tribollium-castaneum-herbst
#4
Nerlis Pajaro-Castro, Karina Caballero-Gallardo, Jesus Olivero-Verbel
Naphthalene and benzene are widely-used volatile organic compounds. The aim of this research was to examine the toxicological effects of naphthalene and benzene against Tribolium castaneum as an animal model. Adult insects were exposed to these aromatic compounds to assess mortality after 4-48 h of exposure. The lethal concentration 50 (LC50) for naphthalene, naphthalin, and benzene were 63.6 µL/L, 20.0 µL/L, and 115.9 µL/L in air, respectively. Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis revealed expression changes in genes related to oxidative stress and metabolism [Glutathione S-Transferase (Gst), and Cytochrome P450 6BQ8 (Cyp6bq8)]; reproduction and metamorphosis [Hormone receptor in 39-like protein (Hr39), Ecdysone receptor: (Ecr), and Chitin synthase 2 (Chs2)]; and neurotransmission [Histamine-gated chloride channel 2 (Hiscl2)] in insects exposed for 4 h to 70...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634406/enhancing-kcc2-function-counteracts-morphine-induced-hyperalgesia
#5
Francesco Ferrini, Louis-Etienne Lorenzo, Antoine G Godin, Miorie Le Quang, Yves De Koninck
Morphine-induced hyperalgesia (MIH) is a severe adverse effect accompanying repeated morphine treatment, causing a paradoxical decrease in nociceptive threshold. Previous reports associated MIH with a decreased expression of the Cl(-) extruder KCC2 in the superficial dorsal horn (SDH) of the spinal cord, weakening spinal GABAA/glycine-mediated postsynaptic inhibition. Here, we tested whether the administration of small molecules enhancing KCC2, CLP257 and its pro-drug CLP290, may counteract MIH. MIH was typically expressed within 6-8 days of morphine treatment...
June 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634048/activation-volume-vs-bold-signal-change-as-measures-of-fmri-activation-its-impact-on-gaba-fmri-activation-correlation
#6
Pallab K Bhattacharyya, Micheal D Phillips, Lael A Stone, Mark J Lowe
PURPOSE: To explore the relative robustness of functional MRI (fMRI) activation volume and blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) signal change as fMRI metric, and to study the effect of relative robustness on the correlation between fMRI activation and cortical gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) in healthy controls and patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS: fMRI data were acquired from healthy controls and patients with MS, with the subjects peforming self paced bilateral finger tapping in block design...
June 17, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632130/the-laminar-organization-of-the-drosophila-ellipsoid-body-is-semaphorin-dependent-and-prevents-the-formation-of-ectopic-synaptic-connections
#7
Xiaojun Xie, Masashi Tabuchi, Matthew P Brown, Sarah P Mitchell, Mark N Wu, Alex L Kolodkin
The ellipsoid body (EB) in the Drosophila brain is a central complex (CX) substructure that harbors circumferentially laminated ring (R) neuron axons and mediates multifaceted sensory integration and motor coordination functions. However, what regulates R axon lamination and how lamination affects R neuron function remain unknown. We show here that the EB is sequentially innervated by small-field and large-field neurons, and that early-developing EB neurons play an important regulatory role in EB laminae formation...
June 20, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631579/opening-of-katp-channel-regulates-tonic-currents-from-pyramidal-neurons-in-rat-brain
#8
Zhongxia Li, Jiangping Wang, Huimin Yu, Kewen Jiang
BACKGROUND: ATP-sensitive K+ (KATP) channels couple metabolic state to cellular excitability. Activation of neuronal and astrocytic mitochondrial KATP (mitoKATP) channels regulates a variety of neuronal functions. However, less is known about the impact of mitoKATP on tonic γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) inhibition. Tonic GABA inhibition is mediated by the binding of ambient GABA on extrasynaptic GABA A-type receptors (GABAARs) and is involved in regulating neuronal excitability. METHODS: We determined the impact of activation of KATP channels with diazoxide (DIZ) on tonic inhibition and recorded tonic current from rat cortical layer 5 pyramidal cells by patch-clamp recordings...
June 20, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629847/evidence-for-m2-muscarinic-receptor-modulation-of-axon-terminals-and-dendrites-in-the-rodent-basolateral-amygdala-an-ultrastructural-and-electrophysiological-analysis
#9
Ana Fajardo-Serrano, Lei Liu, David D Mott, Alexander J McDonald
The basolateral amygdala receives a very dense cholinergic innervation from the basal forebrain that is important for memory consolidation. Although behavioral studies have shown that both M1 and M2 muscarinic receptors are critical for these mnemonic functions, there have been very few neuroanatomical and electrophysiological investigations of the localization and function of different types of muscarinic receptors in the amygdala. In the present study we investigated the subcellular localization of M2 muscarinic receptors (M2Rs) in the anterior basolateral nucleus (BLa) of the mouse, including the localization of M2Rs in parvalbumin (PV) immunoreactive interneurons, using double-labeling immunoelectron microscopy...
June 16, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626614/identification-of-two-cigads-from-caragana-intermedia-and-their-transcriptional-responses-to-abiotic-stresses-and-exogenous-abscisic-acid
#10
Jing Ji, Lingyu Zheng, Jianyun Yue, Xiamei Yao, Ermei Chang, Tiantian Xie, Nan Deng, Lanzhen Chen, Yuwen Huang, Zeping Jiang, Shengqing Shi
BACKGROUND: Glutamate decarboxylase (GAD), as a key enzyme in the γ -aminobutyric acid (GABA) shunt, catalyzes the decarboxylation of L-glutamate to form GABA. This pathway has attracted much interest because of its roles in carbon and nitrogen metabolism, stress responses, and signaling in higher plants. The aim of this study was to isolate and characterize genes encoding GADs from Caragana intermedia, an important nitrogen-fixing leguminous shrub. METHODS: Two full-length cDNAs encoding GADs (designated as CiGAD1 and CiGAD2) were isolated and characterized...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625925/vanadium-exposure-induced-striatal-learning-and-memory-alterations-in-rats
#11
Liping Sun, Keyue Wang, Yan Li, Qiyuan Fan, Wei Zheng, Hong Li
Occupational and environmental exposure to vanadium has been associated with toxicities in reproductive, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems. The knowledge on whether and how vanadium exposure caused neurobehavioral changes remains incomplete. This study was designed to investigate the changes in learning and memory following drinking water exposure to vanadium, and to conduct the preliminary study on underlying mechanisms. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed to vanadium dissolved in drinking water at the concentration of 0...
June 15, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623169/mutation-of-the-inhibitory-ethanol-site-in-gabaa-%C3%AF-1-receptors-promotes-tolerance-to-ethanol-induced-motor-incoordination
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Yuri A Blednov, Cecilia M Borghese, Carlos I Ruiz, Madeline A Cullins, Adriana Da Costa, Elizabeth A Osterndorff-Kahanek, Gregg E Homanics, R Adron Harris
Genes encoding the ρ1/2 subunits of GABAA receptors have been associated with alcohol (ethanol) dependence in humans, and ρ1 was also shown to regulate some of the behavioral effects of ethanol in animal models. Ethanol inhibits GABA-mediated responses in wild-type (WT) ρ1, but not ρ1(T6'Y) mutant receptors expressed in Xenopus laevis oocytes, indicating the presence of an inhibitory site for ethanol in the second transmembrane helix. In this study, we found that ρ1(T6'Y) receptors expressed in oocytes display overall normal responses to GABA, the endogenous GABA modulator (zinc), and partial agonists (β-alanine and taurine)...
June 13, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622594/the-role-of-apitoxin-in-alleviating-propionic-acid-induced-neurobehavioral-impairments-in-rat-pups-the-expression-pattern-of-reelin-gene
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Maha H Daghestani, Manar E Selim, Yasmina M Abd-Elhakim, Enas N Said, Noura E Abd El-Hameed, Samah R Khalil, Osama S El-Tawil
The efficacy of apitoxin (bee venom; BV) in ameliorating propionic acid (PPA) -induced neurobehavioral impacts was studied. Sixty rat pups were enrolled in a split litter design to six groups: a control group, a PPA-treated group, a BV-treated group, a BV/PPA protective group, a PPA/BV therapeutic group, and a BV/PPA/BV protective and therapeutic group. Exploratory, social, locomotor, and repetitive/stereotype-like activities were assessed and prosocial, empathy, and acquired behavior were evaluated. Levels of neurotransmitter including serotonin, dopamine, and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) were determined and a quantitative analysis of Reelin gene expression was performed...
June 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621878/isolation-and-chemical-characterization-of-agelaiatoxin8-avtx8-from-agelaia-vicina-wasp-venom-and-its-biological-effects-on-gaba-neurotransmission
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Andrea B Pizzo, Renê O Beleboni, Ruither O Gomes Carolino, Luciana de Oliveira, Antonio Miranda, Joaquim Coutinho-Netto, Andréia C K Fontana, Wagner Ferreira Dos Santos
Arthropod venoms are sources of molecules that may be useful tools to investigate molecular mechanisms of putative new medicines and laboratory drugs. Here we show the effects of the compound agelaiatoxin-8 (AVTx8), isolated from Agelaia vicina venom, on γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) neurotransmission in rat brain synaptosomes. Analysis reveals that AvTx8 is composed by 14 amino acid residues with a molecular weight (MW) of 1567 Da. AvTx8 increased GABA release and inhibited GABA uptake in synaptosomes from rat cerebral cortex...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620701/chronic-cerebral-hypoperfusion-induced-synaptic-proteome-changes-in-the-rat-cerebral-cortex
#15
Katalin Völgyi, Péter Gulyássy, Mihail Ivilinov Todorov, Gina Puska, Kata Badics, Dávid Hlatky, Katalin Adrienna Kékesi, Gabriella Nyitrai, András Czurkó, László Drahos, Arpád Dobolyi
Chronic cerebral hypoperfusion (CCH) evokes mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and contributes to the progression of vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD). How CCH induces these neurodegenerative processes that may spread along the synaptic network and whether they are detectable at the synaptic proteome level of the cerebral cortex remains to be established. In the present study, we report the synaptic protein changes in the cerebral cortex after stepwise bilateral common carotid artery occlusion (BCCAO) induced CCH in the rat...
June 15, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618758/investigation-of-the-behavioral-and-neurochemical-effects-of-monosodium-glutamate-on-neonatal-rats
#16
Ayşen Çetin Kardeşler, Eyüp Başkale
BACKGROUND/AIM: The objective of this study was to investigate and analyze the behavioral and neurochemical effects of monosodium glutamate (MSG) injections at various and subsequent dosages on male Wistar rats during the neonatal period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In order to determine the behavioral and neurochemical effects of MSG, the experiment was implemented on neonatal male Wistar rats and the test was repeated for various MSG dosages. After completing the experiment, additionally, levels of dopamine, GABA, catecholamine (dopamine, noradrenaline, and adrenaline) and glutamate in the brain cells of the decapitated rats were also measured using the ELISA method...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615815/harvesting-split-thickness-costal-cartilage-graft
#17
Sunil Gaba, Richa Gupta, Bharat Mishra, Daisy Sahni
AIM: There are few complications associated with harvesting of full thickness coastal cartilage grafts i.e., pneumothorax (0.9%), contour deformities and prolonged post-operative pain. To address these issues, authors devised special scalpel to harvest split-thickness costal cartilage grafts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Standard inframammary incision was used for harvesting rib. Incision was made directly over the desired rib. Specially designed scalpel was used to cut through the rib cartilage to the half of the thickness...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611499/lactobacillus-futsaii-cs3-a-new-gaba-producing-strain-isolated-from-thai-fermented-shrimp-kung-som
#18
Chatthaphisuth Sanchart, Onnicha Rattanaporn, Dietmar Haltrich, Pimpimol Phukpattaranont, Suppasil Maneerat
Kung-Som is a popular traditional Thai fermented shrimp product. It is rich in glutamic acid, which is the major substrate for the biosynthesis of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) by lactic acid bacteria (LAB). In the present study, LAB from Kung-Som were isolated, screened for GABA formation, and the two isolates that transform glutamic acid most efficiently into GABA were identified. Based on the API-CHL50 fermentation profile and a phylogenetic tree of 16S rDNA sequences, strain CS3 and CS5 were identified as Lactobacillus futsaii, which was for the first time shown to be a promising GABA producer...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611364/association-of-polymorphisms-in-pharmacogenetic-candidate-genes-with-propofol-susceptibility
#19
Qi Zhong, Xiangdong Chen, Yan Zhao, Ru Liu, Shanglong Yao
Significant individual susceptibility to intravenous anesthetic propofol exists. The etiology of individual variability in the response to propofol may be influenced by genetic polymorphisms in metabolic and functional pathways. With current pharmacogenetics and modern molecular biology technologies, it is possible to study the influence of genetic polymorphisms on susceptibility to propofol. When inducing general anesthesia with intravenous propofol, high individual susceptibility to propofol was found. Using Sequenom MassARRAY single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping, we identified a mutation (rs6313) in the 5HT2A gene that was correlated to individual susceptibility to propofol effect-site concentration (Cep) and onset time of propofol induction...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610974/positive-modulation-of-%C3%AE-5-gabaa-receptors-in-preadolescence-prevents-reduced-locomotor-response-to-amphetamine-in-adult-female-but-not-male-rats-prenatally-exposed-to-lipopolysaccharide
#20
Bojan Batinić, Anja Santrač, Ivan Jančić, Guanguan Li, Aleksandra Vidojević, Bojan Marković, James M Cook, Miroslav M Savić
We previously demonstrated that lipopolysaccharide (LPS) administered intraperitoneally (i.p.) to pregnant Wistar rat dams, at embryonic days 15 and 16 (E15/16), induced a decrease of baseline locomotor activity and diminished reactivity to amphetamine in adult female offspring. In the present study we aimed to assess the duration of LPS-induced maternal immune activation (MIA) and investigate possible changes in levels of main neurotransmitters in fetal brain during MIA. We hypothesized that the observed behavioral changes may be linked with MIA-induced disturbance of prenatal GABAergic system development, especially with α5 GABAA receptors (α5GABAARs), expression of which takes place between E14 and E17...
June 10, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
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