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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781993/murine-salivary-functional-assessment-via-pilocarpine-stimulation-following-fractionated-radiation
#1
Jomy J Varghese, Isaac L Schmale, Mollie Eva Hansen, Shawn D Newlands, Danielle S W Benoit, Catherine E Ovitt
Hyposalivation is commonly observed in the autoimmune reaction of Sjögren's syndrome or following radiation injury to the major salivary glands. In these cases, questions remain regarding disease pathogenesis and effective interventions. An optimized technique that allows functional assessment of the salivary glands is invaluable for investigating exocrine gland biology, dysfunction, and therapeutics. Here, we present a step by step approach to performing pilocarpine stimulated saliva secretion, including tracheostomy and the dissection of the three major murine salivary glands...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780020/a-rare-case-of-blebharitis-phthiriasis-palpebrarum
#2
Fatma Altınsoy, Oktay Alver, Selim Doğanay
A six-year-old male patient was admitted to our hospital due to itching and scalding crusts that persisted 10-15 days in both eyes. Upon biomicroscopic examination, 5-6 semi-translucent, yellowish brown living lice attached to the upper eyelashes and a large number of eggs were observed. Following application of pilocarpine hydrochloride (Pilomann 2%, Bausch-Lomb) and topical proparacaine hydrochloride (Alcaine 0.5%, Alcon), the paralyzed parasites and eggs were manually removed by pulling with forceps. The lice were identified as adult forms of pubic louse, Pthirus pubis, and its eggs...
March 2018: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774448/the-expression-alteration-of-bc1-rna-and-its-interaction-with-eukaryotic-translation-initiation-factor-eif4a-post-status-epilepticus
#3
Xiangchang Zeng, Wenjing Zong, Qing Gao, Siyu Chen, Lulu Chen, Guirong Zeng, Weihua Huang, Zhenyu Li, Chang Zeng, Yuanyuan Xie, Xiaohui Li, Bo Xiao, Dongsheng-Ouyang, Kai Hu
Abnormal dendritic sprouting and synaptic remodelling are important pathological features of temporal lobe epilepsy. BC1 RNA is a translation repressor involved in the regulation of the dendritic protein synthesis and mRNA transport, which is essential for dendritic development and plasticity. The expression alteration of BC1 RNA in the pilocarpine induced epilepsy model remains unknown. It is unclear if the interactions between BC1 RNA and eukaryotic initiation factor 4A (eIF4A) exists in this model. The purpose of this study was to investigate the expression changes of BC1 RNA and its interactions with eIF4A post-status epilepticus (SE)...
May 17, 2018: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772217/altered-activity-and-information-flow-in-the-default-mode-network-of-pilocarpine-induced-epilepsy-rats
#4
Yan Cui, Shuang Yu, Tianjiao Zhang, Yangsong Zhang, Yang Xia, Dezhong Yao, Daqing Guo
Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is considered a brain activity disorder that is likely related to allomnesia and conscious disturbance. In rodents, TLE epileptiform discharges can be triggered by systemic administration of a dose of pilocarpine. However, how these pilocarpine-induced epileptiform discharges generate and propagate through the whole brain has not been well studied. In this study, we sought to assess alterations of activity and information flow in the default mode network (DMN) during TLE epileptiform discharges in pilocarpine-induced TLE rats...
May 14, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766029/seizure-suppressant-and-neuroprotective-effects-of-encapsulated-bdnf-producing-cells-in-a-rat-model-of-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#5
Chiara Falcicchia, Giovanna Paolone, Dwaine F Emerich, Francesca Lovisari, William J Bell, Tracie Fradet, Lars U Wahlberg, Michele Simonato
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) may represent a therapeutic for chronic epilepsy, but evaluating its potential is complicated by difficulties in its delivery to the brain. Here, we describe the effects on epileptic seizures of encapsulated cell biodelivery (ECB) devices filled with genetically modified human cells engineered to release BDNF. These devices, implanted into the hippocampus of pilocarpine-treated rats, highly decreased the frequency of spontaneous seizures by more than 80%. These benefits were associated with improved cognitive performance, as epileptic rats treated with BDNF performed significantly better on a novel object recognition test...
June 15, 2018: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
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
#6
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/29753865/development-and-validation-of-a-rapid-rp-hplc-dad-analysis-method-for-the-quantification-of-pilocarpine-in-pilocarpus-microphyllus-rutaceae
#7
Rafael Caldas Pereira, Carla de Fátima Alves Nonato, Cicera Janaine Camilo, Henrique Douglas Melo Coutinho, Fabíola Fernandes Galvão Rodriguesa, Jianbo Xiao, José Galberto Martins da Costa
A method using high performance liquid chromatography with diode array detector (HPLC-DAD) for identification and quantification of pilocarpine in the extract of Pilocarpus microphyllus, popularly known as jaborandi. The analysis was conducted using RP-18 column (250 mm × 4.6 mm x 5 μm id) and a buffer solution composed of acidified water, phosphoric acid and triethylamine and methanol as a mobile phase in a flow rate of 1.0 mL/min and detection at 215  nm at 25 °C. Excellent linearity with r2 equal to 0...
May 10, 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749462/immunotherapy-by-targeting-of-vgkc-complex-for-seizure-control-and-prevention-of-cognitive-impairment-in-a-mouse-model-of-epilepsy
#8
Zhiliang Fan, Xiaojuan Feng, Zhigang Fan, Xingyuan Zhu, Shaohua Yin
Epilepsy is a type of refractory neurologic disorder mental disease, which is associated with cognitive impairments and memory dysfunction. However, the potential mechanisms of epilepsy are not well understood. Previous evidence has identified the voltage gated potassium channel complex (VGKC) as a target in various cohorts of patients with epilepsy. In the present study, the efficacy of an antibody against VGKC (anti‑VGKC) for the treatment of epilepsy in mice was investigated. A mouse model of lithium‑pilocarpine temporal lobe epilepsy was established and anti‑VGKC treatment was administered for 30 days...
May 9, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741535/amanita-muscaria-fly-agaric-from-a-shamanistic-hallucinogen-to-the-search-for-acetylcholine
#9
M R Lee, E Dukan, I Milne
The mushroom Amanita muscaria (fly agaric) is widely distributed throughout continental Europe and the UK. Its common name suggests that it had been used to kill flies, until superseded by arsenic. The bioactive compounds occurring in the mushroom remained a mystery for long periods of time, but eventually four hallucinogens were isolated from the fungus: muscarine, muscimol, muscazone and ibotenic acid. The shamans of Eastern Siberia used the mushroom as an inebriant and a hallucinogen. In 1912, Henry Dale suggested that muscarine (or a closely related substance) was the transmitter at the parasympathetic nerve endings, where it would produce lacrimation, salivation, sweating, bronchoconstriction and increased intestinal motility...
March 2018: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736613/inhibition-of-acid-sensing-ion-channel-3-aggravates-seizures-by-regulating-nmdar-function
#10
Qian Cao, Zhe-Man Xiao, Xi Wang, Chao Weng, Man Ding, Fan Zhu, Zu-Neng Lu
The existing data about whether acid sensing ion channels (ASICs) are proconvulsant or anticonvulsant are controversial. Particularly, acid sensing ion channel 3 (ASIC3) is the most sensitive to extracellular pH and has the characteristic ability to generate a biphasic current, but few studies have focused on the role of ASIC3 in seizure. Here we found ASIC3 expression was increased in the hippocampus of pilocarpine induced seizure rats, as well as in hippocampal neuronal cultures undergoing epileptiform discharge elicited by Mg2+ -free media...
May 7, 2018: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721308/extended-pharmacological-miosis-is-superfluous-after-glaucoma-angle-surgery-a-retrospective-study
#11
Hamed Esfandiari, Kiana Hassanpour, Mehdi Yaseri, Nils A Loewen
Background: Pilocarpine is commonly used after angle surgery for glaucoma despite a host of side effects and risks. We hypothesized that a pharmacological miosis during the first two months does not improve short- and long-term results of trabectome-mediated ab interno trabeculectomy. Methods: In this retrospective comparative 1-year case series, we compared 187 trabectome surgery eyes with (P+) or without (P-) 1% pilocarpine for two months. Primary outcome measures were the surgical success defined as intraocular pressure (IOP) ≤ 21 mmHg and decreased ≥ 20%, and no secondary glaucoma surgery...
2018: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702408/dysregulated-long-non-coding-rnas-in-the-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-mouse-model
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Yoonhyuk Jang, Jangsup Moon, Soon-Tae Lee, Jin-Sun Jun, Tae-Joon Kim, Jung-Ah Lim, Byeong-Su Park, Jung-Suk Yu, Dong-Kyu Park, Ah Reaum Yang, Kyung-Ii Park, Ki-Young Jung, Manho Kim, Keun-Hwa Jung, Daejong Jeon, Kon Chu, Sang Kun Lee
PURPOSE: To perform comprehensive profiling of long non-coding RNAs (LncRNAs) in temporal lobe epilepsy. METHODS: We performed extensive profiling of LncRNAs and mRNAs in the mouse pilocarpine model in specific brain regions, the hippocampus and cortex, and compared the results to those of the control mouse. Differentially expressed LncRNAs and mRNAs were identified with a microarray analysis (Arraystar Mouse LncRNA Expression Microarray V3.0). Then, gene ontology (GO) and pathway analysis were performed to investigate the potential roles of the differentially expressed mRNAs in the pilocarpine model...
April 13, 2018: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689295/behavioral-and-biochemical-effects-of-ethanol-withdrawal-in-zebrafish
#13
Suianny Nayara da Silva Chaves, Gabriel Felício Rocha, Bruna Patrícia Dutra Costa, Witallo Etevaldo Araújo de Oliveira, Monica Gomes Lima, Diógenes Henrique de Siqueira Silva, Caio Maximino
Chronic alcohol use induces adaptations and toxicity that can induce symptoms of anxiety, autonomic hyperarousal, and epileptic seizures when alcohol is removed (withdrawal syndrome). Zebrafish has recently gained wide attention as a behavioral model to study the neurobehavioral effects of acute and chronic alcohol use, including withdrawal. The literature, however, is very contradictory on findings regarding withdrawal effects, with some studies reporting increased anxiety, while others report no effect. A meta-analytic approach was taken to find the sources of this heterogeneity, and ethanol concentration during exposure and exposure duration were found to be the main sources of variation...
April 21, 2018: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687372/alterations-in-the-neurobehavioral-phenotype-and-znt3-cb-d28k-expression-in-the-cerebral-cortex-following-lithium-pilocarpine-induced-status-epilepticus-the-ameliorative-effect-of-leptin
#14
Hong Ni, Su-Hong Chen, Li-Li Li, Mei-Fang Jin
Zinc transporter 3 (ZnT3)-dependent "zincergic" vesicular zinc accounts for approximately 20% of the total zinc content of the mammalian telencephalon. Elevated hippocampal ZnT3 expression is acknowledged to be associated with mossy fiber sprouting and cognitive deficits. However, no studies have compared the long-term neurobehavioral phenotype with the expression of ZnT3 in the cerebral cortex following status epilepticus (SE). The aim of this study was to investigate changes in the long-term neurobehavioral phenotype as well as the expression of ZnT3 and calcium homeostasis-related CB-D28k in the cerebral cortex of rats subjected to neonatal SE and to determine the effects of leptin treatment immediately after neonatal SE...
April 23, 2018: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683209/inhibition-of-astroglial-connexin43-hemichannels-with-tat-gap19-exerts-anticonvulsant-effects-in-rodents
#15
Laura Walrave, Anouk Pierre, Giulia Albertini, Najat Aourz, Dimitri De Bundel, Ann Van Eeckhaut, Mathieu Vinken, Christian Giaume, Luc Leybaert, Ilse Smolders
Accumulating evidence shows a key function for astrocytic connexin43 (Cx43) signaling in epilepsy. However, the lack of experimental distinction between Cx43 gap junction channels (GJCs) and hemichannels (HCs) has impeded the identification of the exact contribution of either channel configurations to epilepsy. We therefore investigated whether TAT-Gap19, a Cx mimetic peptide that inhibits Cx43 HCs but not the corresponding Cx43 GJCs, influences experimentally induced seizures in rodents. Dye uptake experiments in acute hippocampal slices of mice demonstrated that astroglial Cx43 HCs open in response to the chemoconvulsant pilocarpine and this was inhibited by TAT-Gap19...
April 23, 2018: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678455/different-behavioral-and-pathological-changes-between-epilepsy-associated-depression-and-primary-depression-models
#16
Wei-Feng Peng, Fan Fan, Xin Li, Qian-Qian Zhang, Jing Ding, Xin Wang
PURPOSE: Comorbid depression is common in patients with epilepsy. However, the epilepsy-associated depression is generally atypical and has not been fully recognized by neurologists. This study aimed to compare the behavioral and pathological changes between the chronic lithium chloride-pilocarpine rat epilepsy model (Licl-pilocarpine model) and the Chronic Unpredictable Mild Stress rat depression model (CUMS model), to evaluate for differences between epilepsy-associated depression and primary depression...
April 17, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677344/interaction-between-pilocarpine-and-ripasudil-on-intraocular-pressure-pupil-diameter-and-the-aqueous-outflow-pathway
#17
Reiko Yamagishi-Kimura, Megumi Honjo, Takashi Komizo, Takashi Ono, Akiko Yagi, Jinhee Lee, Kazunori Miyata, Tomokazu Fujimoto, Toshihiro Inoue, Hidenobu Tanihara, Junko Nishida, Takatoshi Uchida, Yuka Araki, Makoto Aihara
Purpose: To explore interactions between pilocarpine and the ROCK inhibitor, ripasudil, on IOP and pupil diameter in human eyes, and morphological and functional changes in outflow tissues in vitro. Methods: IOP and pupil diameter were measured after pilocarpine and/or ripasudil, which were topically applied in healthy subjects. Human trabecular meshwork (HTM) cells were used in a gel contraction assay, for the evaluation of phosphorylation of myosin light chain and cofilin, and immunostaining for cytoskeletal proteins...
April 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663692/profiles-of-gene-expression-in-the-hippocampal-formation-of-rats-with-experimentally-induced-brain-dysplasia
#18
Michal Kielbinski, Zuzanna Setkowicz, Kinga Gzielo, Krzysztof Janeczko
Malformations of cortical development (MCD) are a common cause of intractable seizures in humans. Among these, focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) poses an outstanding challenge. There are several subtypes of FCD that show significant variation in pathology and clinical presentation. All types exhibit disturbed cortical cytoarchitecture and increased propensity for seizures. The etiology is likely heterogenous, with mutations, specifically in genes related to mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), identified in only a subset of cases...
April 16, 2018: Developmental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625458/what-are-the-characteristics-of-primary-angle-closure-with-longer-axial-length
#19
Mengwei Li, Yuhong Chen, Zhenying Jiang, Xiaoxiao Chen, Junyi Chen, Xinghuai Sun
Purpose: To compare biometric parameters between primary angle closure with longer axial length (AL) and those with medium or shorter AL. Methods: We prospectively recruited 138 primary angle-closure patients. Low-coherence interferometry and ultrasound biomicroscopy examinations were performed before laser peripheral iridotomy and pilocarpine treatment. AL was categorized as shorter (<22.5 mm), medium (≥22.5 to <23.5 mm), or longer (≥23.5 mm). Anterior chamber depth and width (ACD and ACW), lens vault (LV), anterior vault (AV), relative AV (AV/AL), relative lens position (RLP, [ACD + 1/2 lens thickness]/AL), trabecular-ciliary angle (TCA), keratometry, and other biometric parameters were compared among different AL groups...
March 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625197/a-single-subconvulsant-dose-of-domoic-acid-at-mid-gestation-does-not-cause-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-in-mice
#20
Fanny Demars, Kristen Clark, Megan S Wyeth, Emily Abrams, Paul S Buckmaster
Harmful blooms of domoic acid (DA)-producing algae are a problem in oceans worldwide. DA is a potent glutamate receptor agonist that can cause status epilepticus and in survivors, temporal lobe epilepsy. In mice, one-time low-dose in utero exposure to DA was reported to cause hippocampal damage and epileptiform activity, leading to the hypothesis that unrecognized exposure to DA from contaminated seafood in pregnant women can damage the fetal hippocampus and initiate temporal lobe epileptogenesis. However, development of epilepsy (i...
April 3, 2018: Neurotoxicology
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