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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239531/brain-structure-working-memory-and-response-inhibition-in-childhood-leukemia-survivors
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Ellen van der Plas, Russell J Schachar, Johann Hitzler, Jennifer Crosbie, Sharon L Guger, Brenda J Spiegler, Shinya Ito, Brian J Nieman
INTRODUCTION: Survival rates for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) approach 95%. At the same time, there is growing concern that chemotherapy causes alterations in brain development and cognitive abilities. We performed MRI measurements of white and gray matter volume to explore how variation in brain structure may be related to cognitive abilities in ALL survivors and healthy controls. METHODS: The sample included 24 male ALL survivors who had completed contemporary treatment 3-11 years prior, and 21 age- and sex-matched controls...
February 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239341/adeno-associated-viral-vectors-serotype-8-for-cell-specific-delivery-of-therapeutic-genes-in-the-central-nervous-system
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Diego Pignataro, Diego Sucunza, Lucia Vanrell, Esperanza Lopez-Franco, Iria G Dopeso-Reyes, Africa Vales, Mirja Hommel, Alberto J Rico, Jose L Lanciego, Gloria Gonzalez-Aseguinolaza
Adeno-associated viruses (AAVs) have become highly promising tools for research and clinical applications in the central nervous system (CNS). However, specific delivery of genes to the cell type of interest is essential for the success of gene therapy and therefore a correct selection of the promoter plays a very important role. Here, AAV8 vectors carrying enhanced green fluorescent protein (eGFP) as reporter gene under the transcriptional control of different CNS-specific promoters were used and compared with a strong ubiquitous promoter...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239340/dopamine-induced-changes-in-g%C3%AE-olf-protein-levels-in-striatonigral-and-striatopallidal-medium-spiny-neurons-underlie-the-genesis-of-l-dopa-induced-dyskinesia-in-parkinsonian-mice
#3
Ryoma Morigaki, Shinya Okita, Satoshi Goto
The dopamine precursor, l-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (l-DOPA), exerts powerful therapeutic effects but eventually generates l-DOPA-induced dyskinesia (LID) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). LID has a close link with deregulation of striatal dopamine/cAMP signaling, which is integrated by medium spiny neurons (MSNs). Olfactory type G-protein α subunit (Gαolf), a stimulatory GTP-binding protein encoded by the GNAL gene, is highly concentrated in the striatum, where it positively couples with dopamine D1 (D1R) receptor and adenosine A2A receptor (A2AR) to increase intracellular cAMP levels in MSNs...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239334/micropet-outperforms-beta-microprobes-in-determining-neuroreceptor-availability-under-pharmacological-restriction-for-cold-mass-occupancy
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Dorien Glorie, Stijn Servaes, Jeroen Verhaeghe, Tine Wyckhuys, Leonie Wyffels, Olivier Vanderveken, Sigrid Stroobants, Steven Staelens
Both non-invasive micro-positron emission tomography (μPET) and in situ beta-microprobes have the ability to determine radiotracer kinetics and neuroreceptor availability in vivo. Beta-microprobes were proposed as a cost-effective alternative to μPET, but literature revealed conflicting results most likely due to methodological differences and inflicted tissue damage. The current study has three main objectives: (i) evaluate the theoretical advantages of beta-microprobes; (ii) perform μPET imaging to assess the impact of (beta-micro)probe implantation on relative tracer delivery (R1) and receptor occupancy (non-displaceable binding potential, BPND) in the rat brain; and (iii) investigate whether beta-microprobe recordings produce robust results when a pharmacological restriction for cold mass dose (tracer dose condition) is imposed...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238857/asiaticoside-attenuation-of-rotenone-induced-oxidative-burden-in-a-rat-model-of-hemiparkinsonism-by-maintaining-the-phosphoinositide-mediated-synaptic-integrity
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Margabandhu Gopi, Arambakkam Janardhanam Vanisree
Asiaticoside (AS), a triterpenoid saponin isolated from the Indian medicinal herb Centella asiatica is known to exert a neuroprotective effect by attenuating the neurobehavioral, neurochemical and pathological changes in animal models. However, its potential neuroprotection in rotenone-induced hemiparkinsonism which implicates phospholipid-mediated neurotransmission remains unclear. Therefore, we have investigated the neuroprotective effects of AS in rat model of ROT-infused hemiparkinsonism with respect to phosphoinositides-assisted cytodynamics and synaptic function...
February 23, 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238767/evaluation-of-the-cart-peptide-expression-in-morphine-sensitization-in-male-rats
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Atefeh Bakhtazad, Nasim Vousooghi, Behzad Garmabi, Mohammad Reza Zarrindast
The importance of Cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript (CART) peptide in reinforcing effects of addictive drugs specially alcohol and psychostimulants has been stablished. Involvement of CART peptide in rewarding effects of opioids in brain has recently been reported. Here we have studied the expression of CART mRNA and peptide in the reward pathway in morphine-induced sensitization phenomenon and also evaluated the peptide level fluctuations in CSF and plasma. Male Wistar rats received 7-day morphine injection (20mg/kg) and then after a 7-day washout period, a challenge dose of 10mg/kg morphine was administered and locomotor activity and oral stereotypical behaviors were recorded...
February 23, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238714/neuroprotective-effects-of-kukoamine-a-on-neurotoxin-induced-parkinson-s-model-through-apoptosis-inhibition-and-autophagy-enhancement
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XiaoLong Hu, Qi Song, Xin Li, DanDan Li, Qiao Zhang, WeiHong Meng, QingChun Zhao
Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by the loss of dopaminergic neurons in substantia nigra (SN). Our previous study demonstrated Kukoamine A to exhibit strong neuroprotective effects through anti-oxidative stress, anti-inflamation, anti-excitoxicity. In the present study, MPP(+) and MPTP-induced PD models of cell and animal were used to investigate the effects of KuA on PD. Our results demonstrated that KuA ameliorated cell loss and mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) loss, and inhibited Bax/Bcl-2 ratio and MAPKs family that were induced by MPP(+)...
February 24, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238708/brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-downregulates-immunoglobulin-heavy-chain-binding-protein-expression-after-repeated-cocaine-administration-in-the-rat-dorsal-striatum
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Jieun Kim, Ju Hwan Yang, In Soo Ryu, Eun Sang Choe
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a key molecule involved in the regulation of glutamatergic neurotransmission in response to chronic stimulation of psychostimulants. This study demonstrated that BDNF in the dorsal striatum regulates the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress response after repeated exposure to cocaine. The results showed that unilateral intracaudate infusion of BDNF (0.40, 0.75, or 1.50μg/μL) decreased the repeated cocaine-induced increase in the expression of immunoglobulin heavy chain binding protein (BiP) sensing unfolded or misfolded proteins in a dose-dependent manner...
February 23, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238294/within-subject-neural-reactivity-to-reward-and-threat-is-inverted-in-young-adolescents
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M E Thomason, H A Marusak
BACKGROUND: As children mature, they become increasingly independent and less reliant on caregiver support. Changes in brain systems are likely to stimulate and guide this process. One mechanistic hypothesis suggests that changes in neural systems that process reward and threat support the increase in exploratory behavior observed in the transition to adolescence. This study examines the basic tenets of this hypothesis by performing functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) during well-established reward and threat processing tasks in 40 children and adolescents, aged 9-15 years...
February 27, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237716/clostridium-perfringens-epsilon-toxin-induces-permanent-neuronal-degeneration-and-behavioral-changes
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Winston E Morris, Jorge Goldstein, Leandro M Redondo, Adriana Cangelosi, Patricia Geoghegan, Marcela Brocco, Fabián C Loidl, Mariano E Fernandez-Miyakawa
Clostridium perfringens epsilon toxin (ETX), the most potent toxin produced by this bacteria, plays a key role in the pathogenesis of enterotoxaemia in ruminants, causing brain edema and encephalomalacia. Studies of animals suffering from ETX intoxication describe severe neurological disorders that are thought to be the result of vasogenic brain edemas and indirect neuronal toxicity, killing oligodendrocytes but not astrocytes, microglia, or neurons in vitro. In this study, by means of intravenous and intracerebroventricular delivery of sub-lethal concentrations of ETX, the histological and ultrastructural changes of the brain were studied in rats and mice...
February 22, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237710/extended-access-methamphetamine-self-administration-elicits-neuroinflammatory-response-along-with-blood-brain-barrier-breakdown
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Joana Gonçalves, Ricardo A Leitão, Alejandro Higuera-Matas, María Amparo Assis, Santiago M Coria, Carlos Fontes-Ribeiro, Emilio Ambrosio, Ana Paula Silva
Methamphetamine (METH) is a highly addictive psychostimulant drug that can lead to neurological and psychiatric abnormalities. Several studies have explored the central impact of METH use, but the mechanism(s) underlying blood-brain barrier (BBB) dysfunction and associated neuroinflammatory processes after chronic METH consumption are still unclear. Important findings in the field are mainly based on in vitro approaches and animal studies using an acute METH paradigm, and not much is known about the neurovascular alterations under a chronic drug use...
February 22, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237546/seasonal-variation-in-telencephalon-cell-proliferation-in-adult-female-tsinling-dwarf-skinks-scincella-tsinlingensis
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Chun Yang, Limin Wang, Xiangyang Xing, Yanyan Gao, Li Guo
In adult mammals, neurogenesis is limited to specific niches in the brain, but considerable adult neurogenesis occurs in many brain regions in non-mammalian vertebrates. Non-mammalian vertebrates provide invaluablecomparativematerial for understanding the core mechanisms ofadultneural stem cell maintenance and fate, but phylogenetic differences in adult neurogenesis remain poorly understood. Here we examine cell proliferation seasonality in the telencephalon of adult female tsinling dwarf skinks (Scincella tsinlingensis) by injecting wild animals caught in summer, autumn and spring, and animals caught in autumn and raised under winter conditions, with 5-Bromo-2'-deoxyuridine (BrdU)...
February 22, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237391/retraction-notice-to-s-allyl-cysteine-protects-against-6-hydroxydopamine-induced-neurotoxicity-in-the-rat-striatum-involvement-of-nrf2-transcription-factor-activation-and-modulation-of-signaling-kinase-cascades-frb-53-5-2012-1024-1040
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Julio César Tobón-Velasco, Genaro Vázquez-Victorio, Marina Macías-Silva, Elvis Cuevas, Syed F Ali, Perla D Maldonado, María Eva González-Trujano, Antonio Cuadrado, José Pedraza-Chaverrí, Abel Santamaría
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236519/frequency-selective-alteration-in-the-resting-state-corticostriatal-thalamo-cortical-circuit-correlates-with-symptoms-severity-in-first-episode-drug-naive-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Shaoqiang Han, X Zong, M Hu, Yangyang Yu, Xiao Wang, Zhiliang Long, Yifeng Wang, Xiaogang Chen, Huafu Chen
Schizophrenia is a prototypical disorder of brain connectivity with altered neural activity in regions extending throughout the brain. Regions, including the subcortex and cortex, present activity mainly within a specific frequency band in resting-state. Whether these altered resting-state functional connections also present frequency specificity is unknown. In the present study, empirical mode decomposition, which is a pure data-driven method suitable for nonlinear and nonstationary signals, was used to decompose blood-oxygen-level-dependent (BOLD) signals into different intrinsic frequency bands...
February 21, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235586/the-effects-of-nicotine-in-the-neonatal-quinpirole-rodent-model-of-psychosis-neural-plasticity-mechanisms-and-nicotinic-receptor-changes
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Daniel J Peterson, W Drew Gill, John M Dose, Donald B Hoover, James R Pauly, Elizabeth D Cummins, Katherine C Burgess, Russell W Brown
Neonatal quinpirole (NQ) treatment to rats increases dopamine D2 receptor sensitivity persistent throughout the animal's lifetime. In Experiment 1, we analyzed the role of α7 and α4β2 nicotinic receptors (nAChRs) in nicotine behavioral sensitization and on brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in response to nicotine in NQ- and neonatally saline (NS)-treated rats. In Experiment 2, we analyzed changes in α7 and α4β2 nAChR density in the nucleus accumbens (NAcc) and dorsal striatum in NQ and NS animals sensitized to nicotine...
February 21, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235565/neural-correlates-of-social-exclusion-across-ages-a-coordinate-based-meta-analysis-of-functional-mri-studies
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Nandita Vijayakumar, Theresa W Cheng, Jennifer H Pfeifer
Given the recent surge in functional neuroimaging studies on social exclusion, the current study employed activation likelihood estimation (ALE) based meta-analyses to identify brain regions that have consistently been implicated across different experimental paradigms used to investigate exclusion. We also examined the neural correlates underlying Cyberball, the most commonly used paradigm to study exclusion, as well as differences in exclusion-related activation between developing (7-18 years of age, from pre-adolescence up to late adolescence) and emerging adult (broadly defined as undergraduates, including late adolescence and young adulthood) samples...
February 21, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235555/re-arrangements-of-gene-transcripts-at-glutamatergic-synapses-after-prolonged-treatments-with-antipsychotics-a-putative-link-with-synaptic-remodeling
#17
Elisabetta Filomena Buonaguro, Felice Iasevoli, Federica Marmo, Anna Eramo, Gianmarco Latte, Camilla Avagliano, Carmine Tomasetti, Andrea de Bartolomeis
OBJECTIVES: The postsynaptic density (PSD) represents a site of dopamine-glutamate integration. Despite multiple evidence of PSD involvement in antipsychotic-induced synaptic changes, there are no direct head-to-head comparisons of the effects at the PSD of antipsychotics with different receptor profile and at different doses after chronic administration. METHODS: Molecular imaging of gene expression was used to investigate whether chronic treatment with first and second generation antipsychotics (haloperidol, asenapine and olanzapine) may induce changes in the expression levels of PSD transcripts involved in schizophrenia pathophysiology, i...
February 21, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231468/parkinson-sac-domain-mutation-in-synaptojanin-1-impairs-clathrin-uncoating-at-synapses-and-triggers-dystrophic-changes-in-dopaminergic-axons
#18
Mian Cao, Yumei Wu, Ghazaleh Ashrafi, Amber J McCartney, Heather Wheeler, Eric A Bushong, Daniela Boassa, Mark H Ellisman, Timothy A Ryan, Pietro De Camilli
Synaptojanin 1 (SJ1) is a major presynaptic phosphatase that couples synaptic vesicle endocytosis to the dephosphorylation of PI(4,5)P2, a reaction needed for the shedding of endocytic factors from their membranes. While the role of SJ1's 5-phosphatase module in this process is well recognized, the contribution of its Sac phosphatase domain, whose preferred substrate is PI4P, remains unclear. Recently a homozygous mutation in its Sac domain was identified in early-onset parkinsonism patients. We show that mice carrying this mutation developed neurological manifestations similar to those of human patients...
February 22, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230741/high-frequency-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-rtms-improves-functional-recovery-by-enhancing-neurogenesis-and-activating-bdnf-trkb-signaling-in-ischemic-rats
#19
Jing Luo, Haiqing Zheng, Liying Zhang, Qingjie Zhang, Lili Li, Zhong Pei, Xiquan Hu
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has rapidly become an attractive therapeutic approach for stroke. However, the mechanisms underlying this remain elusive. This study aimed to investigate whether high-frequency rTMS improves functional recovery mediated by enhanced neurogenesis and activation of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)/tropomyosin-related kinase B (TrkB) pathway and to compare the effect of conventional 20 Hz rTMS and intermittent theta burst stimulation (iTBS) on ischemic rats...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229935/mice-deficient-in-l-12-15-lipoxygenase-show-increased-vulnerability-to-3-nitropropionic-acid-neurotoxicity
#20
Yan He, Rita C Akumuo, Yuan Yang, Sandra J Hewett
Considerable evidence supports a contributory role for leukocyte-type 12/15 Lipoxygenase (L-12/15 LO) in mediating hippocampal and cortical neuronal injury in models of Alzheimer's disease and stroke. Whether L-12/15 LO contributes to neuronal injury in a model of Huntington's disease (HD) has yet to be determined. HD is characterized by marked striatal neuronal loss, which can be mimicked in humans and animals by inhibition of mitochondrial complex II using 3-Nitropropionic acid (3-NP). Herein, we compared histological and behavioral outcomes between mice that were wild-type or null for L-12/15 LO following systemic injection of 3NP...
February 14, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
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