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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226825/effect-of-temperature-on-sleep-regulation-in-an-animal-epilepsy-model
#1
Asmaa Ajwad, Farid Yaghouby, Dillon Huffman, Bruce O'Hara, Sridhar Sunderam, Asmaa Ajwad, Farid Yaghouby, Dillon Huffman, Bruce O'Hara, Sridhar Sunderam, Dillon Huffman, Farid Yaghouby, Asmaa Ajwad, Bruce O'Hara, Sridhar Sunderam
Besides recurring seizures, disordered sleep is common in individuals with epilepsy and may present as reduced sleep depth, altered proportions of different stages of sleep, intermittent arousal, and other phenomena. Sleep loss can in turn precipitate seizures, thus sustaining a vicious cycle. It is well known that changes in ambient temperature elicit thermoregulatory responses that alter the dynamics of sleep. As a first step toward therapeutic sleep modulation for epilepsy, we assessed the effect of elevated ambient temperature on sleep dynamics and seizure yield in the chronic pilocarpine mouse model of temporal lobe epilepsy...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225153/the-effects-of-c5ar1-on-leukocyte-infiltration-following-pilocarpine-induced-status-epilepticus
#2
Melissa J Benson, Silvia Manzanero, Karin Borges
This study aimed to determine the role C5aR1 plays in mediating immune responses acutely after pilocarpine-induced status epilepticus (SE), specifically those of brain-infiltrating leukocytes. Three days following pilocarpine SE, we determined by flow cytometry the brain immune cell phenotypes and measured key proinflammatory and antiinflammatory cytokine expression by infiltrating leukocytes and microglia in C5aR1-deficient and wild-type mice. Absence of C5aR1 reduced by 47% the numbers of Ly6G(+) neutrophils in the brains of No-SE mice and decreased neutrophil entry after SE to levels found in wild-type brains that did not undergo SE (No-SE)...
February 22, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222338/effect-of-synaptic-adhesion-like-molecule-3-on-epileptic-seizures-evidence-from-animal-models
#3
Jie Li, Ling Chen, Na Wang, Guohui Jiang, Yuqing Wu, Yi Zhang
Axonal sprouting and synaptic reorganization are the primary pathophysiological characteristics of epilepsy. Recent studies demonstrated that synaptic adhesion-like molecule 3 (SALM3) is highly expressed in the central nervous system and plays important roles in neurite outgrowth, branching, and axon guidance, mechanisms that are also observed in epilepsy. However, the expression of SALM3 in the epileptic brain and the effect of SALM3 in the pathogenesis of epilepsy remain unclear. The aims of this study were to investigate SALM3 expression in rat models of epilepsy and to explore the functional significance of SALM3 in epilepsy...
February 17, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214985/melatonin-alleviates-the-epilepsy-associated-impairments-in-hippocampal-ltp-and-spatial-learning-through-rescue-of-surface-glur2-expression-at-hippocampal-ca1-synapses
#4
Yue Ma, Xiaolong Sun, Juan Li, Ruihua Jia, Fang Yuan, Dong Wei, Wen Jiang
Epilepsy-associated cognitive impairment is common, and negatively impacts patients' quality of life. However, most antiepileptic drugs focus on the suppression of seizures, and fewer emphasize treatment of cognitive dysfunction. Melatonin, an indolamine synthesized primarily in the pineal grand, is reported to be neuroprotective against several central nervous system disorders. In this study, we investigated whether melatonin could reverse cognitive dysfunction in lithium-pilocarpine treated rats. Chronic treatment with melatonin (8 mg/kg daily for 15 days) after induction of status epilepticus significantly alleviated seizure severity, reduced neuronal death in the CA1 region of the hippocampus, improved spatial learning (as measured by the Morris water maze test), and reversed LTP impairments, compared to vehicle treatment...
February 18, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212985/nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-in-clinical-and-experimental-epilepsy
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Beatrice Mihaela Radu, Florin Bogdan Epureanu, Mihai Radu, Paolo Francesco Fabene, Giuseppe Bertini
Current antiepileptic drugs have limited efficacy and provide little or no benefits in 30% of the patients. Given that a role for brain inflammation in epilepsy has been repeatedly reported in recent years, the potential of anti-inflammatory drugs should be explored in depth, as they may provide new therapeutical approaches in preventing or reducing epileptogenesis. Here, we review preclinical (both in vivo and in vitro) and clinical epilepsy studies in which nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), i...
February 9, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208841/assessment-of-correlation-between-sweat-chloride-levels-and-clinical-features-of-cystic-fibrosis-patients
#6
Manzoor A Raina, Mosin S Khan, Showkat A Malik, Ab Hameed Raina, Mudassir J Makhdoomi, Javed I Bhat, Syed Mudassar
INTRODUCTION: Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disorder and the incidence of this disease is undermined in Northern India. The distinguishable salty character of the sweat belonging to individuals suffering from CF makes sweat chloride estimation essential for diagnosis of CF disease. AIM: The aim of this prospective study was to elucidate the relationship of sweat chloride levels with clinical features and pattern of CF. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 182 patients, with clinical features of CF were included in this study for quantitative measurement of sweat chloride...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208029/l1-peptide-conjugated-fibrin-hydrogels-promote-salivary-gland-regeneration
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K Nam, C-S Wang, C L M Maruyama, P Lei, S T Andreadis, O J Baker
Hyposalivation contributes to dental caries, periodontitis, and microbial infections. Additionally, it impairs activities of daily living (e.g., speaking, chewing, and swallowing). Treatments for hyposalivation are currently limited to medications (e.g., the muscarinic receptor agonists pilocarpine and cevimeline) that induce saliva secretion from residual acinar cells and the use of saliva substitutes. However, given that these therapies provide only temporary relief, the development of alternative treatments to restore gland function is essential...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198441/pdi-regulates-seizure-activity-via-nmda-receptor-redox-in-rats
#8
Ji Yang Kim, Ah-Rhem Ko, Hye-Won Hyun, Su-Ji Min, Ji-Eun Kim
Redox modulation of cysteine residues is one of the post-translational modifications of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR). Protein disulfide isomerases (PDI), an endoplasmic reticulum (ER) chaperone, plays a crucial role in catalyzing disulfide bond formation, reduction, and isomerization. In the present study, we found that PDI bound to NMDAR in the normal hippocampus, and that this binding was increased in chronic epileptic rats. In vitro thiol reductase assay revealed that PDI increased the amount of thiols on full-length recombinant NR1 protein...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193596/vegf-regulates-hippocampal-neurogenesis-and-reverses-cognitive-deficits-in-immature-rats-after-status-epilepticus-through-the-vegf-r2-signaling-pathway
#9
Wei Han, Xiaojie Song, Rong He, Tianyi Li, Li Cheng, Lingling Xie, Hengsheng Chen, Li Jiang
Epilepsy is the most common chronic disease in children, who exhibit a higher risk for status epilepticus (SE) than adults. Hippocampal neurogenesis is altered by epilepsy, particularly in the immature brain, which may influence cognitive development. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) represents an attractive target to modulate brain function at the neurovascular interface and is a double-edged sword in seizures. We used the lithium-pilocarpine-induced epilepsy model in immature Sprague-Dawley rats to study the effects of VEGF on hippocampal neurogenesis in the acute phase and on long-term cognitive behaviors in immature rats following status epilepticus (SE)...
February 10, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190924/hyperglycemia-simultaneously-induces-initial-caries-development-and-enhances-spontaneous-occlusal-surface-wear-in-molar-teeth-related-to-parotid-gland-disorder-in-alloxan-induced-diabetic-rats
#10
Taiki Nishimoto, Yasushi Kodama, Tetsuro Matsuura, Kiyokazu Ozaki, Yoshihiko Taniguchi
Diabetes and salivary gland dysfunction are major factors that induce dental caries in experimental animals, but there are no reports analyzing the association of dental caries and salivary glands in an animal model of diabetes mellitus (DM). To clarify the initial development of dental caries and preceding salivary gland disorder, we performed a histopathological analysis on teeth and salivary glands in diabetic Wistar rats 7 weeks after alloxan treatment (DM group) in comparison with nondiabetic rats (Non-DM group) and functional analysis on saliva secretion during the experimental period...
January 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186167/in-vivo-pharmacological-evaluations-of-pilocarpine-loaded-antioxidant-functionalized-biodegradable-thermogels-in-glaucomatous-rabbits
#11
Shih-Feng Chou, Li-Jyuan Luo, Jui-Yang Lai
To alleviate oxidative stress-induced ocular hypertension, grafting of antioxidant molecules to drug carriers enables a dual-function mechanism to effectively treat glaucomatous intraocular pressure (IOP) dysregulation. Providing potential application for intracameral administration of antiglaucoma medications, this study, for the first time, aims to examine in vivo pharmacological efficacy of pilocarpine-loaded antioxidant-functionalized biodegradable thermogels in glaucomatous rabbits. A series of gallic acid (GA)-grafted gelatin-g-poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (GN) polymers were synthesized via redox reactions at 20-50 °C...
February 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177687/curcumin-protects-neuronal-cells-against-status-epilepticus-induced-hippocampal-damage-through-induction-of-autophagy-and-inhibition-of-necroptosis
#12
Jin Wang, Yuan Liu, Xiao-Hui Li, Xiang-Chang Zeng, Jian Li, Jun Zhou, Bo Xiao, Kai Hu
Status epilepticus, the most severe form of epilepsy, is characterized by progressive functional and structural damage in the hippocampus, ultimately leading to the development and clinical appearance of spontaneous, recurrent seizures. Though the pathogenesis underlying epileptogenesis processes remains unclear, a substantial body of evidence has shown that status epilepticus acts as an important initial factor in triggering epileptogenesis. Notably, besides classical cell death mechanisms such as apoptosis and necrosis, two novel regulators of cell fate known as necroptosis and autophagy, are demonstrated to be involved in neuronal damage in various neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders...
December 9, 2016: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174044/propylparaben-applied-after-pilocarpine-induced-status-epilepticus-modifies-hippocampal-excitability-and-glutamate-release-in-rats
#13
César Emmanuel Santana-Gómez, Sandra Adela Orozco-Suárez, Alan Talevi, Luis Bruno-Blanch, Víctor Manuel Magdaleno-Madrigal, Rodrigo Fernández-Mas, Luisa Rocha
Propylparaben (PPB) induces cardioprotection after ischemia-reperfusion injury by inhibiting voltage-dependent Na(+) channels. The present study focuses on investigating whether the i.p. application of 178mg/kg PPB after pilocarpine-induced status epilepticus (SE) reduces the acute and long-term consequences of seizure activity. Initially, we investigated the effects of a single administration of PPB after SE. Our results revealed that compared to rats receiving diazepam (DZP) plus vehicle after 2h of SE, animals receiving a single dose of PPB 1h after DZP injection presented 126% (p<0...
February 4, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166388/toll-like-receptor-3-deficiency-decreases-epileptogenesis-in-a-pilocarpine-model-of-se-induced-epilepsy-in-mice
#14
Adi Gross, Felix Benninger, Ravit Madar, Tomer Illouz, Kathleen Griffioen, Israel Steiner, Daniel Offen, Eitan Okun
OBJECTIVE: Epilepsy affects 60 million people worldwide. Despite the development of antiepileptic drugs, up to 35% of patients are drug refractory with uncontrollable seizures. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are central components of the nonspecific innate inflammatory response. Because TLR3 was recently implicated in neuronal plasticity, we hypothesized that it may contribute to the development of epilepsy after status epilepticus (SE). METHODS: To test the involvement of TLR3 in epileptogenesis, we used the pilocarpine model for SE in TLR3-deficient mice and their respective wild-type controls...
February 6, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154762/pilocarpine-induced-status-epilepticus-is-associated-with-changes-in-the-actin-modulating-protein-synaptopodin-and-alterations-in-long-term-potentiation-in-the-mouse-hippocampus
#15
Maximilian Lenz, Marina Ben Shimon, Thomas Deller, Andreas Vlachos, Nicola Maggio
Epilepsy is a complex neurological disorder which can severely affect neuronal function. Some patients may experience status epilepticus, a life-threatening state of ongoing seizure activity associated with postictal cognitive dysfunction. However, the molecular mechanisms by which status epilepticus influences brain function beyond seizure activity remain not well understood. Here, we addressed the question of whether pilocarpine-induced status epilepticus affects synaptopodin (SP), an actin-binding protein, which regulates the ability of neurons to express synaptic plasticity...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152425/stimulation-of-the-medial-septum-improves-performance-in-spatial-learning-following-pilocarpine-induced-status-epilepticus
#16
Darrin J Lee, Ali Izadi, Mikhail Melnik, Stacey Seidl, Angela Echeverri, Kiarash Shahlaie, Gene G Gurkoff
Temporal lobe epilepsy often leads to hippocampal sclerosis and persistent cognitive deficits, including difficulty with learning and memory. Hippocampal theta oscillations are critical in optimizing hippocampal function and facilitating plasticity. We hypothesized that pilocarpine-induced status epilepticus would disrupt oscillations and behavioral performance and that electrical neuromodulation to entrain theta would improve cognition specifically in injured rats. Rats received a pilocarpine (n=30) or saline injection (n=27) and unilateral bi-polar electrodes were implanted into the medial septum and hippocampus the following day...
January 17, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151972/seasonal-change-in-main-alkaloids-of-jaborandi-pilocarpus-microphyllus-stapf-ex-wardleworth-an-economically-important-species-from-the-brazilian-flora
#17
David Fernandes Lima, Luiza Ianny de Lima, Jefferson Almeida Rocha, Ivanilza Moreira de Andrade, Liliana Gonçalves Grazina, Caterina Villa, Liliana Meira, Leiz Maria Costa Véras, Iábita Fabiana Sousa Azevedo, Adriele Giaretta Biase, Joana Costa, Maria Beatriz P P Oliveira, Isabel Mafra, José Roberto de Souza de Almeida Leite
Pilocarpus microphyllus Stapf ex Wardleworth (jaborandi, Rutaceae) is one of the most important Brazilian medicinal species owing to its content of pilocarpine (PIL), an alkaloid used for treating glaucoma and xerostomia. This species contains another alkaloid, epiisopiloturine (EPI), which has demonstrated effectiveness against schistosomiasis. The aim of this work was to assess seasonal changes of PIL and EPI in three populations of cultivated P. microphyllus from northeastern Brazil over one year, including the dry and rainy seasons...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128284/sensory-and-autonomic-function-and-structure-in-footpads-of-a-diabetic-mouse-model
#18
Ying Liu, Blessan Sebastian, Ben Liu, Yiyue Zhang, John A Fissel, Baohan Pan, Michael Polydefkis, Mohamed H Farah
Sensory and autonomic neuropathy affects the majority of type II diabetic patients. Clinically, autonomic evaluation often focuses on sudomotor function yet this is rarely assessed in animal models. We undertook morphological and functional studies to assess large myelinated and small unmyelinated axons in the db/db type II diabetes mouse model. We observed that autonomic innervation of sweat glands in the footpads was significantly reduced in db/db mice compared to control db/+ mice and this deficit was greater compared to reductions in intraepidermal sensory innervation of adjacent epidermis...
January 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118553/endothelial-tight-junctions-are-opened-in-cholinergic-evoked-salivation-in-vivo
#19
X Cong, Y Zhang, Q H He, T Wei, X M Zhang, J Z Zhang, R L Xiang, G Y Yu, L L Wu
Blood vessels provide the original supplies for the formation of primary saliva, which is regulated by the tight junctions (TJs) between endothelial cells. Previous studies have shown that blood flow increases with vasodilatation during cholinergic-evoked salivation. However, changes in vascular paracellular permeability and the role of endothelial TJs in salivation are unknown. Here, we established an in vivo paracellular permeability detection system and observed that the endothelial TJs were permeable to 4-kDa fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC)-dextran while impermeable to 40- and 70-kDa FITC-dextran under an unstimulated condition in mouse submandibular glands (SMGs)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117549/rebamipide-an-anti-ulcerative-drug-inhibits-induction-of-salivary-dysfunction-by-benzodiazepines
#20
Makoto Ogane, Migiwa Okubo, Masanobu Yoshikawa, Takashi Shinomiya, Eri Tsukagoshi, Mitsuru Kawaguchi
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine whether rebamipide, an anti-stomach ulcer agent, ameliorated benzodiazepine-induced hyposalivation in rat parotid gland (PG) and submandibular gland (SMG). METHODS: Saliva was collected from PG and SMG through a capillary cannula inserted into the parotid duct and sublingual papillae, respectively, every 15 min for 1 hr after stimulation with pilocarpine dissolved in physiological saline and intraperitoneally administered at 1 mg/kg...
January 24, 2017: Oral Diseases
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