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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656620/the-effect-of-recombinant-tyrosine-hydroxylase-expression-on-the-neurogenic-differentiation-potency-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#1
Gizem Turac, Gokhan Duruksu, Erdal Karaoz
OBJECTIVE: Tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) is a rate-limiting enzyme in dopamine synthesis, making the enhancement of its activity a target for ensuring sufficient dopamine levels. Rat bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (rBM-MSCs) are known to synthesize TH after differentiating into neuronal cells through chemical induction, but the effect of its ectopic expression on these cells has not yet been determined. This study investigated the effects of ectopic recombinant TH expression on the stemness characteristics of rBM-MSCs...
March 2018: Neurospine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656427/exercise-training-abrogates-age-dependent-loss-of-hypothalamic-oxytocinergic-circuitry-and-maintains-high-parasympathetic-activity
#2
Carla R Santos, Adriana Ruggeri, Alexandre Ceroni, Lisete C Michelini
Neuroanatomical studies associating neuronal tract tracing and immunohistochemistry identified reciprocal (ascending noradrenergic/descending oxytocinergic, OTergic) connections between brainstem cardiovascular nuclei and the paraventricular hypothalamic nucleus (PVN). Previous functional studies indicated that exercise training (T) augmented the expression/activity of OTergic pathway and improve the autonomic control of the heart. Knowing that ageing is associated with autonomic dysfunction and sinoaortic denervation blocked T-induced beneficial effects, we hypothesized that T was able to reduce age-dependent impairment by improving the afferent signaling to PVN and augmenting OTergic modulation of cardiovascular control...
April 14, 2018: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656363/2-pentadecyl-2-oxazoline-reduces-neuroinflammatory-environment-in-the-mptp-model-of-parkinson-disease
#3
Marika Cordaro, Rosalba Siracusa, Rosalia Crupi, Daniela Impellizzeri, Alessio Filippo Peritore, Ramona D'Amico, Enrico Gugliandolo, Rosanna Di Paola, Salvatore Cuzzocrea
Current pharmacological management of Parkinson disease (PD) does not provide for disease modification, but addresses only symptomatic features. Here, we explore a new approach to neuroprotection based on the use of 2-pentadecyl-2-oxazoline (PEA-OXA), the oxazoline derivative of the fatty acid amide signaling molecule palmitoylethanolamide (PEA), in an experimental model of PD. Daily oral treatment with PEA-OXA (10 mg/kg) significantly reduced behavioral impairments and neuronal cell degeneration of the dopaminergic tract induced by four intraperitoneal injections of the dopaminergic neurotoxin 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) on 8-week-old male C57 mice...
April 14, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656289/high-concentration-of-glial-cell-line-derived-neurotrophic-factor-protects-primary-astrocytes-from-apoptosis
#4
Yuqian Wang, Yuxia Qin, Tingwen Guo, Chuanxi Tang, Liyun Liu, Dianshuai Gao
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown that astrocytes play an important role in a variety of biological processes, so damage to astrocytes can cause a series of related diseases. Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) has always been considered a protective factor for dopamine neurons. However, it remains unclear whether GDNF has a protective effect on glial cells, especially astrocytes. In this study, we put forward the hypothesis that a high concentration of GDNF in the microenvironment of astrocytes exerts an inhibitory effect on the apoptosis of astrocytes by DNA-damaging reagents...
April 13, 2018: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656190/effect-of-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles-on-the-bioavailability-and-neurotoxicity-of-cypermethrin-in-zebrafish-larvae
#5
Meng Li, Qiong Wu, Qiangwei Wang, Dandan Xiang, Guonian Zhu
In aquatic environment, the presence of nanoparticles (NPs) has been reported to modify the bioavailability and toxicity of the organic toxicants. Nevertheless, the combined toxicity of NPs and the pesticides that were used world-widely still remains unclear. Cypermethrin (CYP), a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide, is commonly used for controlling agricultural and indoor pests. Therefore, the effects of titanium dioxide NPs (nTiO2 ) on CYP bioconcentration and its effects on the neuronal development in zebrafish were investigated in our study...
March 31, 2018: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656188/inhibition-of-the-dopamine-transporter-as-an-animal-model-of-bipolar-disorder-mania-locomotor-response-neuroimmunological-profile-and-pharmacological-modulation
#6
Juliana R Bastos, Katherinne M Perico, Érica L Marciano Vieira, Antônio L Teixeira, Fabiana S Machado, Aline S de Miranda, Fabrício A Moreira
Inhibition of dopamine transporter (DAT) by GBR12909 has been proposed as a pharmacological model of mania related to bipolar disorder (BD). Here we tested the hypothesis that GBR12909 injection impairs habituation and induces hyperlocomotion in mice, along with changes in cytokines and neurotrophic factors levels, as observed in BD patients. We also tested if lithium carbonate, sodium valproate and aripiprazole prevent GBR12909-induced locomotion. Male Swiss mice received GBR12909 (15 mg/kg) injections and locomotor responses were quantified in an open field...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656100/extracellular-activity-of-nbad-synthase-is-responsible-for-colouration-of-brown-spots-in-ceratitis-capitata-wings
#7
Martín M Pérez, Pablo A Bochicchio, Alejandro Rabossi, Luis A Quesada-Allué
After the emergence of the Ceratitis capitata imago, the pale and folded wings are expanded and sclerotized to acquire the definitive form and to stabilize the cuticle. The wings of this fly show a specific pattern of brownish and black spots. Black spots are pigmented by melanin, whereas there was scarce information about the development of the brownish spots. N-beta-alanydopamine (NBAD) is the main tanning precursor in C. capitata body cuticle, and we hypothesized that it may be responsible for the colouration of the brownish spots...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653279/the-impact-of-auditory-white-noise-on-semantic-priming
#8
Anthony J Angwin, Wayne J Wilson, David A Copland, Robert J Barry, Grace Myatt, Wendy L Arnott
It has been proposed that white noise can improve cognitive performance for some individuals, particularly those with lower attention, and that this effect may be mediated by dopaminergic circuitry. Given existing evidence that semantic priming is modulated by dopamine, this study investigated whether white noise can facilitate semantic priming. Seventy-eight adults completed an auditory semantic priming task with and without white noise, at either a short or long inter-stimulus interval (ISI). Measures of both direct and indirect semantic priming were examined...
April 10, 2018: Brain and Language
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653250/pluripotent-stem-cell-based-therapy-for-parkinson-s-disease-current-status-and-future-prospects
#9
REVIEW
Kai-C Sonntag, Bin Song, Nayeon Lee, Jin Hyuk Jung, Young Cha, Pierre Leblanc, Carolyn Neff, Sek Won Kong, Bob S Carter, Jeffrey Schweitzer, Kwang-Soo Kim
Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the most common neurodegenerative disorders, which affects about 0.3% of the general population. As the population in the developed world ages, this creates an escalating burden on society both in economic terms and in quality of life for these patients and for the families that support them. Although currently available pharmacological or surgical treatments may significantly improve the quality of life of many patients with PD, these are symptomatic treatments that do not slow or stop the progressive course of the disease...
April 10, 2018: Progress in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652804/cerebrospinal-fluid-concentrations-of-biogenic-amines-potential-biomarkers-for-diagnosis-of-bacterial-and-viral-meningitis
#10
Aneela Taj, Nusrat Jamil
Catecholamine and serotonin are biogenic amines (BAs) that serve as neurotransmitters and play an important role in the regulation of cardinal functions that are mainly altered during central nervous system (CNS) infections. A total 92 samples of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) were classified into 4 groups based on their etiology. In these samples, BAs/neurotransmitters i.e., dopamine (DA), 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC), homovanillic acid (HVA), and 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5HIAA) were detected and quantified by high performance liquid chromatography with electrochemical detection (HPLC-EC) to determine the neurophysiology of the CNS infections by bacteria ( Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) and Neisseria meningitidis (Nm)) and herpes simplex virus (HSV)...
April 13, 2018: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652474/polydopamine-induced-in-situ-formation-of-metallic-nanoparticles-in-confined-microchannels-of-porous-membrane-as-flexible-catalytic-reactor
#11
Zeng Zhen, Mingfen Wen, Boxuan Yu, Gang Ye, Xiaomei Huo, Yuexiang Lu, Jing Chen
Oxidant-regulated polymerization of dopamine was exploited, for the first time, for effective surface engineering of the well-defined cylindrical pores of nuclear track-etched membranes (NTEMs) to develop novel catalytic membrane reactor. Firstly, in the presence of strong oxidant, controlled synthesis of polydopamine (PDA) with tunable particle size was achieved, allowing a homogeneous deposition to the confined pore channels of NTEMs. The PDA interfaces rich in catechol and amine groups provided enhanced hydrophilicity to promote mass transport across the membrane and abundant nucleation sites for formation and stabilization of metallic nanoparticles (NPs)...
April 13, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651972/n-3-omega-3-fatty-acids-effects-on-brain-dopamine-systems-and-potential-role-in-the-etiology-and-treatment-of-neuropsychiatric-disorders
#12
Beth Levant, Michelle Healy-Stoffel
A number of neuropsychiatric disorders, including Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and, to some extent, depression, involve dysregulation of the brain dopamine systems. The etiology of these diseases is multifactorial, involving genetic and environmental factors. Evidence suggests that inadequate levels of n-3 (omega-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) in the brain may represent a risk factor for these disorders. These fatty acids, which are derived from the diet, are a major component of neuronal membranes and are of particular importance in brain development and function...
April 12, 2018: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651136/local-tissue-manipulation-via-a-force-and-pressure-controlled-afm-micropipette-for-analysis-of-cellular-processes
#13
Phillip Roder, Carsten Hille
Local manipulation of complex tissues at the single-cell level is challenging and requires excellent sealing between the specimen and the micromanipulation device. Here, biological applications for a recently developed loading technique for a force- and pressure-controlled fluidic force microscope micropipette are described. This technique allows for the exact positioning and precise spatiotemporal control of liquid delivery. The feasibility of a local loading technique for tissue applications was investigated using two fluorescent dyes, with which local loading behaviour could be optically visualised...
April 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651049/gabaergic-inhibition-in-dual-transmission-cholinergic-and-gabaergic-striatal-interneurons-is-abolished-in-parkinson-disease
#14
N Lozovaya, S Eftekhari, R Cloarec, L A Gouty-Colomer, A Dufour, B Riffault, M Billon-Grand, A Pons-Bennaceur, N Oumar, N Burnashev, Y Ben-Ari, C Hammond
We report that half striatal cholinergic interneurons are dual transmitter cholinergic and GABAergic interneurons (CGINs) expressing ChAT, GAD65, Lhx7, and Lhx6 mRNAs, labeled with GAD and VGAT, generating monosynaptic dual cholinergic/GABAergic currents and an inhibitory pause response. Dopamine deprivation increases CGINs ongoing activity and abolishes GABAergic inhibition including the cortico-striatal pause because of high [Cl- ]i levels. Dopamine deprivation also dramatically increases CGINs dendritic arbors and monosynaptic interconnections probability, suggesting the formation of a dense CGINs network...
April 12, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650885/-fentanyl-citrate-sublingual-tablets-were-effective-in-relieving-symptoms-of-akathisia-a-case-report
#15
Takaomi Kessoku, Akihiko Kusakabe, Tetsuya Matsuura, Yasushi Honda, Asuka Yoshimi, Ayumu Goto, Haruhisa Yoshida, Akiko Sukegawa, Chiaki Hata, Yukie Saito, Yoko Miyashita, Ryoko Yashiro, Tomoya Komori, Sachiko Arai, Atsushi Nakajima, Yasushi Ichikawa
Akathisia is a condition wherein sitting calmly and quietly is impossible, with a representative complaint of restless legs. It is generally assumed to be caused by anti-dopamine activity. In severe cases, it has been known to result in suicide attempt. We reported a case of drug-induced akathisia with difficulty in oral intake, in which fentanyl citrate sublingual tablets were found to be effective in relieving symptoms. The patient was a female aged 50's who had a gastric cancer with peritoneal dissemination causing pain and vomiting...
March 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649517/effect-of-nisin-on-microbiome-brain-gut-axis-neurochemicals-by-escherichia-coli-induced-diarrhea-in-mice
#16
Zhifeng Jia, Aorigele Chen, Fuxiang Bao, Meiling He, Siming Gao, Jin Xu, Xin Zhang, Puchun Niu, Chunjie Wang
The effects of nisin on the neurochemicals, Aquaporin-3 (AQP-3) and intestinal microorganisms in the brain-gut axis of mice were analyzed by using enzyme linked immune sorbent assay (ELISA) and high throughput sequencing in this investigation, to further revealed the relationship between intestinal flora abundance in mice and neurochemicals in the brain-gut axis. Using HE staining found damage of structure of small intestine villi in the model group (Escherichia coli O1 , E. coli O1 ). Compared with normal control and ciprofloxacin groups, using ELISA showed that nisin increased the highest norepinephrine (NE) expression in the brain, expression of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) and dopamine (DA) in the duodenum, and increased the expression of AQP-3 in jejunum...
April 9, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644470/ruthenium-ii-n-alkyl-phenothiazine-complexes-as-potential-anticancer-agents
#17
Andreja Leskovac, Sandra Petrovic, Tamara Lazarevic-Pasti, Milena Krstic, Vesna Vasic
In recent years, the search for effective anticancer compounds based on transition metal complexes has been the focus of medical investigations. The synergy between the ruthenium(II) and N-alkylphenothiazine counter-ions (chlorpromazine hydrochloride, thioridazine hydrochloride and trifluoperazine dihydrochloride, respectively) through the formation of three different complexes (1-3) was investigated. We explored whether the selected counter-ions and complexes might affect redox homeostasis and genome integrity of normal human blood cells, and induce an inhibition of Na+ /K+ -ATPase and AChE at pharmacologically relevant doses...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry: JBIC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644335/neuromelanin-detection-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri-and-its-promise-as-a-biomarker-for-parkinson-s-disease
#18
REVIEW
David Sulzer, Clifford Cassidy, Guillermo Horga, Un Jung Kang, Stanley Fahn, Luigi Casella, Gianni Pezzoli, Jason Langley, Xiaoping P Hu, Fabio A Zucca, Ioannis U Isaias, Luigi Zecca
The diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (PD) occurs after pathogenesis is advanced and many substantia nigra (SN) dopamine neurons have already died. Now that therapies to block this neuronal loss are under development, it is imperative that the disease be diagnosed at earlier stages and that the response to therapies is monitored. Recent studies suggest this can be accomplished by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) detection of neuromelanin (NM), the characteristic pigment of SN dopaminergic, and locus coeruleus (LC) noradrenergic neurons...
2018: NPJ Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643708/evidence-based-review-and-appraisal-of-the-use-of-droperidol-in-the-emergency-department
#19
REVIEW
Pei-Chun Lai, Yen-Ta Huang
Droperidol is a short-acting, potent dopamine D2 antagonist that can pass through the blood-brain barrier. A black box warning was issued for droperidol by the United States Food and Drug Administration in 2001 because of a risk of development of torsades de pointes induced by QT prolongation. Many experts feel that the incidence of arrhythmia is overestimated, and low-dose droperidol is almost always used by anesthesiologists for postoperative nausea and vomiting. In this review, we used evidence-based analysis to appraise high-quality studies with a low risk of bias published after 2001 on the use of droperidol in the emergency department (ED)...
January 2018: Ci Ji Yi Xue za Zhi, Tzu-chi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643379/publisher-correction-role-of-dopamine-d2-receptor-in-stress-induced-myelin-loss
#20
Mi-Hyun Choi, Ji Eun Na, Ye Ran Yoon, Hyo Jin Lee, Sehyoun Yoon, Im Joo Rhyu, Ja-Hyun Baik
A correction to this article has been published and is linked from the HTML and PDF versions of this paper. The error has not been fixed in the paper.
April 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
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