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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777728/testosterone-induced-downregulation-of-migration-and-proliferation-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-by-androgen-receptor-dependent-and-independent-mechanisms
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Aulona Gaba, Mario Mairhofer, Zyhdi Zhegu, Nadja Leditznig, Ladislaus Szabo, Walter Tschugguel, Christian Schneeberger, Iveta Yotova
Recent research has emphasized the potential unfavorable effects of declining testosterone (T) levels in men and the putative beneficial effect of androgen therapy in select women. Some controversy surrounding the mechanism of action and the effects of T on endothelium remains. In this study, we evaluated the mechanism of T action on pooled primary Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells (HUVEC) of mixed gender by focusing on two important processes, proliferation and migration. In our in vitro model system, we found that only the supra-physiological dose of T affected these two processes irrespective of the ratio of male to female cells in the pools...
May 16, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775659/%C3%AE-2-receptors-in-the-lateral-parabrachial-nucleus-generates-the-pressor-response-of-the-cardiovascular-chemoreflex-effects-of-gaba-a-receptor
#2
Nafiseh Mirzaei Damabi, Gholam Reza Namvar, Fahimeh Yeganeh, Masoumeh Hatam
The lateral parabrachial nucleus (LPBN) is a pontine area involved in cardiovascular chemoreflex. This study was performed to find the effects of reversible synaptic blockade of the LPBN on the chemoreflex responses, and to find the roles of GABAA receptor and α2 -adenoreceptor (α2 -AR) in chemoreflex. It also aimed to seek possible interaction between GABA and noradrenergic systems of the LPBN in urethane-anesthetized male rats. Cardiovascular chemoreflex was activated by intravenous injection of potassium cyanide (KCN, 80 μg/kg)...
May 15, 2018: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774754/effect-of-di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-on-the-neuroendocrine-regulation-of-reproduction-in-adult-male-rats-and-its-relationship-to-anxiogenic-behavior-participation-of-gabaergic-system
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S Carbone, O J Ponzo, N Gobetto, Y A Samaniego, R Reynoso, J A Moguilevsky, R A Cutrera
The endocrine disruptor di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) is used in a variety of consumer products made with polyvinyl chloride and also in the manufacture of medical devices. DEHP disrupts reproductive tract development in an antiandrogenic manner and also may induce neurobehavioral changes. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of chronic postnatal exposure to DEHP (30 mg/kg body weight/day, orally from birth to day 60) on the neuroendocrine regulation of the gonadal axis and its impact on the anxiety-like behavior in adult male rats, as well as the probable participation of the GABAergic system in these effects...
January 1, 2018: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774428/inter-individual-differences-in-serotonin-and-glutamate-co-transmission-reflect-differentiation-in-context-induced-conditioned-50-khz-usvs-response-after-morphine-withdrawal
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Adam Hamed, Miron Bartosz Kursa
A growing body of research provides compelling evidence that in rats 50-kHz USVs are a form of expression of positive emotions. Context-induced 50-kHz USVs emission is variable among rats, indicating individual differences in contextual response bound up with pharmacological reward. The aims of this study were to: extract the most important neurotransmitters related to context-induced conditioned 50-kHz USVs response; find biological basis of existing inter-individual differences in context-induced conditioned 50-kHz USVs response; create a model of all-to-all neurotransmitters correlations...
May 17, 2018: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773202/impaired-short-term-plasticity-in-restless-legs-syndrome-a-pilot-rtms-study
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Giuseppe Lanza, Bartolo Lanuzza, Debora Aricò, Mariagiovanna Cantone, Filomena Irene Ilaria Cosentino, Rita Bella, Giovanni Pennisi, Raffaele Ferri, Manuela Pennisi
BACKGROUND: Previous studies showed an impairment of the LTP-like plasticity to TMS in restless legs syndrome (RLS). Clinically, repetitive TMS (rTMS) was effective in alleviating the sensory-motor complaints of patients, although the effects induced by low-frequency (inhibitory) rTMS have not yet been investigated. An impaired LTD-like mechanism of cortical plasticity has been hypothesized, which we have directly assessed in this pilot study. METHODS: Motor evoked potentials (MEPs) from the right first dorsal interosseus muscle were recorded at the stimulus intensity of 110% of the resting motor threshold (rMT) from 13 right-handed patients and ten age-matched right-handed healthy controls...
June 2018: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771287/term-or-preterm-cesarean-section-delivery-does-not-lead-to-long-term-detrimental-consequences-in-mice
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Morgane Chiesa, Damien Guimond, Roman Tyzio, Alexandre Pons-Bennaceur, Natalia Lozovaya, Nail Burnashev, Diana C Ferrari, Yehezkel Ben-Ari
Epidemiological studies have provided contradictory data on the deleterious sequels of cesarean section (C-section) delivery and their links with developmental brain disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorders. To gain better insight on these issues, we have now compared physiological, morphological, and behavioral parameters in vaginal, term, and preterm C-section delivered mice. We report that C-section delivery does not lead to long-term behavioral alterations though preterm C-section delivery modifies communicative behaviors in pups...
May 16, 2018: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770121/overexpression-of-thioredoxin-1-blocks-morphine-induced-conditioned-place-preference-through-regulating-the-interaction-of-%C3%AE-aminobutyric-acid-and-dopamine-systems
#7
Xiang Li, Mengbing Huang, Lihua Yang, Ningning Guo, Xiaoyan Yang, Zhimin Zhang, Ming Bai, Lu Ge, Xiaoshuang Zhou, Ye Li, Jie Bai
Morphine is one kind of opioid, which is currently the most effective widely utilized pain relieving pharmaceutical. Long-term administration of morphine leads to dependence and addiction. Thioredoxin-1 (Trx-1) is an important redox regulating protein and works as a neurotrophic cofactor. Our previous study showed that geranylgeranylaceton, an inducer of Trx-1 protected mice from rewarding effects induced by morphine. However, whether overexpression of Trx-1 can block morphine-induced conditioned place preference (CPP) in mice is still unknown...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769224/right-ventricular-dysfunction-and-long-term-risk-of-sudden-cardiac-death-in-patients-with-and-without-severe-left-ventricular-dysfunction
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Niyada Naksuk, Nicholas Tan, Deepak Padmanabhan, Krishna Kancharla, Nayani Makkar, Vidhushei Yogeswaran, Prakriti Gaba, Pranita Kaginele, David C Riley, Alan M Sugrue, Andrew N Rosenbaum, Majd A El-Harasis, Samuel J Asirvatham, Suraj Kapa, Christopher J McLeod
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular systolic dysfunction (RVD) often coexists with various cardiopulmonary diseases. However, the association between RVD and risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) has not been well studied. This study examined the risk of SCD associated with RVD in patients with heterogeneous underlying cardiac diseases. METHODS: The Mayo Clinic cardiac care unit database included 5463 consecutive patients with complete echocardiographic evaluation to assess right ventricular systolic function and RVD severity...
June 2018: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768217/integrative-characterization-of-the-r6-2-mouse-model-of-huntington-s-disease-reveals-dysfunctional-astrocyte-metabolism
#9
Niels H Skotte, Jens V Andersen, Alberto Santos, Blanca I Aldana, Cecilie W Willert, Anne Nørremølle, Helle S Waagepetersen, Michael L Nielsen
Huntington's disease is a fatal neurodegenerative disease, where dysfunction and loss of striatal and cortical neurons are central to the pathogenesis of the disease. Here, we integrated quantitative studies to investigate the underlying mechanisms behind HD pathology in a systems-wide manner. To this end, we used state-of-the-art mass spectrometry to establish a spatial brain proteome from late-stage R6/2 mice and compared this with wild-type littermates. We observed altered expression of proteins in pathways related to energy metabolism, synapse function, and neurotransmitter homeostasis...
May 15, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767950/different-benzodiazepines-bind-with-distinct-binding-modes-to-gaba-a-receptors
#10
Alshaimaa A Elgarf, David C B Siebert, Friederike Steudle, Angelika Draxler, Guanguan Li, Shengming Huang, James M Cook, Margot Ernst, Petra Scholze
Benzodiazepines are clinically relevant drugs, which bind to GABAA neurotransmitter receptors at the α+/γ2- interfaces and thereby enhance GABA induced chloride ion flux leading to neuronal hyperpolarization. However, the structural basis of benzodiazepine interactions with their high affinity site at GABAA receptors is controversially debated in the literature and in silico studies led to discrepant binding mode hypotheses. In the current study computational docking of diazepam into α+/γ2- homology models suggested that a chiral methyl group, which is known to promote preferred binding to α5-containing GABAA receptors (position 3 of the 7-membered diazepine ring), could possibly provide experimental evidence in favor of or against the so far proposed binding modes...
May 16, 2018: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766792/gabaa-receptors-various-stoichiometrics-of-subunit-arrangement-in-%C3%AE-1%C3%AE-3-and-%C3%AE-1%C3%AE-3%C3%AE%C2%B5-receptors
#11
Ahmad Tarmizi Che Has, Mary Chebib
GABAA receptors (GABAARs) are members of the Cys-loop ligand-gated ion channel (LGIC) superfamily, which includes nicotinic acetylcholine, glycine, and serotonin (5HT3) receptors [1,2,3,4]. LGICs typically mediate fast synaptic transmission via the movement of ions through channels gated by neurotransmitters, such as acetylcholine for nicotinic receptors and GABA for GABAARs [5]. The term Cys-loop receptors originates from the presence of a conserved disulphide bond (or bridge) which holds together two cysteine amino acids of the loop that forms from the structure of polypeptides in the extracellular domain of the receptor's subunit [6]...
May 15, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766458/cerebellar-stimulation-evoked-prefrontal-electrical-synchrony-is-modulated-by-gaba
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Xiaoming Du, Laura M Rowland, Ann Summerfelt, Fow-Sen Choa, George F Wittenberg, Krista Wisner, Andrea Wijtenburg, Joshua Chiappelli, Peter Kochunov, L Elliot Hong
Cerebellar-prefrontal connectivity has been recognized as important for behaviors ranging from motor coordination to cognition. Many of these behaviors are known to involve excitatory or inhibitory modulations from the prefrontal cortex. We used cerebellar transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) with simultaneous electroencephalography (EEG) to probe cerebellar-evoked electrical activity in prefrontal cortical areas and used magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) measures of prefrontal GABA and glutamate levels to determine if they are correlated with those potentials...
May 15, 2018: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763549/development-of-positron-emission-tomography-pet-radiotracers-for-the-gaba-transporter-1-gat-1
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Alexandra R Sowa, Allen F Brooks, Xia Shao, Bradford D Henderson, Phillip S Sherman, Janna Arteaga, Jenelle Stauff, Adam C Lee, Robert A Koeppe, Peter J H Scott, Michael R Kilbourn
In vivo PET imaging of the γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor complex has been accomplished using radiolabeled benzodiazepine derivatives, but development of specific presynaptic radioligands targeting the neuronal membrane GABA transporter type 1 (GAT-1) has been less successful. The availability of new structure-activity studies of GAT-1 inhibitors and the introduction of a GAT-1 inhibitor (tiagabine, Gabatril® ) into clinical use prompted us to reinvestigate the syntheses of PET ligands for this transporter...
May 15, 2018: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759942/tms-evoked-n100-reflects-local-gaba-and-glutamate-balance
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Xiaoming Du, Laura M Rowland, Ann Summerfelt, Andrea Wijtenburg, Joshua Chiappelli, Krista Wisner, Peter Kochunov, Fow-Sen Choa, L Elliot Hong
BACKGROUND: Animal studies suggest that synchronized electrical activities in the brain are regulated by the primary inhibitory and excitatory neurotransmitters gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and glutamate, respectively. Identifying direct evidence that this same basic chemical-electrical neuroscience principle operates in the human brains is critical for translation of neuroscience to pathological research. OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesize that the background neurochemical concentrations may affect the cortical excitability probed by transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)...
May 4, 2018: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758348/effect-of-prenatal-stress-on-%C3%A9-5-gaba-a-receptor-subunit-gene-expression-in-hippocampus-and-pilocarpine-induced-seizure-in-rats
#15
Mehrdad Nejatbakhsh, Ehsan Saboory, Morteza Bagheri
The GABAergic synapses go through structural and functional maturation during early brain development. Maternal stress alters GABAergic synapses in developing brain, which are associated with the pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric disorders in adults. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of prenatal restraint stress (PS) on pilocarpine-induced seizure and ɑ5 subunit of γ-amino butyric acid type A (GABAA ) receptor expression in hippocampus. Pregnant Wistar rats were subjected to PS at gestational days 15-17 and the pups were examined for susceptibility to seizure and ɑ5 subunit of GABAA receptor expression in hippocampus at postnatal days 14 and 21 (P14 and PND 21)...
May 11, 2018: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758302/plasminogen-binding-inhibitors-demonstrate-unwanted-activities-on-gaba-a-and-glycine-receptors-in-human-ipsc-derived-neurons
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Lisbeth Kristensson, Anders Lundin, David Gustafsson, Jan Fryklund, Tomas Fex, Delsing Louise, Erik Ryberg
Plasminogen binding inhibitors (PBIs) reduce the risk of bleeding in hemorrhagic conditions. However, generic PBIs are also associated with an increased risk of seizures, an adverse effect linked to unwanted activities towards inhibitory neuronal receptors. Development of novel PBIs serve to remove compounds with such properties, but progress is limited by a lack of higher throughput methods with human translatability. Herein we apply human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) derived neurons in combination with dynamic mass redistribution (DMR) technology to demonstrate robust and reproducible modulation of both GABAA and glycine receptors...
May 11, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758086/cholinergic-excitation-complements-glutamate-in-coding-visual-information-in-retinal-ganglion-cells
#17
Santhosh Sethuramanujam, Gautam B Awatramani, Malcolm M Slaughter
Starburst amacrine cells release GABA and acetylcholine This study explores the coordinated function of starburst mediated cholinergic excitation and GABAergic inhibition to bistratified retinal ganglion cells, predominantly direction-selective ganglion cells (DSGCs) In rat retina, under our recording conditions, starbursts were found to provide the major excitatory drive to a sub-population of ganglion cells whose dendrites co-stratify with starburst dendrites (putative DSGCs) In mouse retina, recordings from genetically identified DSGCs at physiological temperatures reveal that ACh inputs dominate the response to small spot-high contrast light stimuli, with preferential addition of bipolar cell input shifting the balance towards glutamate for larger spot stimuli In addition, starbursts also appear to gate glutamatergic excitation to DSGCs by postsynaptic and possibly presynaptic inhibitory processes ABSTRACT: Starburst amacrine cells release both GABA and acetylcholine (ACh), allowing them to simultaneously mediate inhibition and excitation...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757463/depression-related-behavioural-and-neuroendocrine-changes-in-the-spontaneously-diabetic-torii-sdt-fatty-rat-an-animal-model-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#18
Katsuya Sakimura, Tatsuya Maekawa, Kazuo Sasagawa, Yukihito Ishii, Shin-Ichi Kume, Takeshi Ohta
Depression is one of the most common psychiatric diseases and is commonly comorbid with type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). However, the pathophysiology underlying the depressive state in DM remains poorly understood. Animal models are useful tools to investigate the association between depression and DM. In the present study we investigated whether the Spontaneously Diabetic Torii (SDT) fatty rat, a novel animal model of type 2 DM, shows depression-related features. We assessed depression-like behaviour, hyperactivation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, and neurotransmitter levels in the brain...
May 14, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757172/spectrophotometric-determination-of-triclosan-based-on-diazotization-reaction-response-surface-optimization-using-box-behnken-design
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Inderpreet Kaur, Sonal Gaba, Sukhraj Kaur, Rajeev Kumar, Jyoti Chawla
A spectrophotometric method based on diazotization of aniline with triclosan has been developed for the determination of triclosan in water samples. The diazotization process involves two steps: (1) reaction of aniline with sodium nitrite in an acidic medium to form diazonium ion and (2) reaction of diazonium ion with triclosan to form a yellowish-orange azo compound in an alkaline medium. The resulting yellowish-orange product has a maximum absorption at 352 nm which allows the determination of triclosan in aqueous solution in the linear concentration range of 0...
May 2018: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756082/altered-cortical-gaba-in-female-veterans-with-suicidal-behavior-sex-differences-and-clinical-correlates
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Andrew Prescot, Chandni Sheth, Margaret Legarreta, Perry F Renshaw, Erin McGlade, Deborah Yurgelun-Todd
Background: Suicide is a public health concern in the civilian and veteran populations. Stressful life events are precipitating factors for suicide. The neurochemical underpinnings of the association between stress/trauma and suicide risk are unclear, especially in regards to sex differences. We hypothesized that gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA), the major inhibitory neurotransmitter may be a neurochemical candidate that is critical in the association between stress and suicide risk in veterans...
April 6, 2018: Chronic Stress
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