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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533741/adulthood-exposure-to-lipopolysaccharide-exacerbates-the-neurotoxic-and-inflammatory-effects-of-rotenone-in-the-substantia-nigra
#1
Chun Huang, Li Zhu, Huan Li, Fu-Guo Shi, Guo-Qing Wang, Yi-Zheng Wei, Jie Liu, Feng Zhang
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most neurodegenerative disorder with a regional decrease of dopamine (DA) neurons in the substantia nigra (SN). Despite intense exploration, the etiology of PD progressive process remains unclear. This study was to investigate the synergistic effects of systemic inflammation of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and neurotoxicity of rotenone (ROT) on exacerbating DA neuron lesion. Male SD adulthood rats received a single intraperitoneal injection of LPS. Seven months later, rats were subcutaneously given ROT five times a week for consecutive 4 weeks...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529891/biomonitorization-of-iron-accumulation-in-the-substantia-nigra-from-lewy-body-disease-patients
#2
Belén Fernández, Isidro Ferrer, Fernando Gil, Sabine Hilfiker
Iron levels in the healthy human brain are known to be high in certain areas such as the substantia nigra (SN), and increase further with age. In addition, there is some evidence for a further increase in iron load in the SN of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients as compared to controls, which correlates with motor disability. Here, we have analyzed total iron levels in cells as well as mouse and human brain samples by atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS). Our data indicate that iron load is more pronounced in cells with dopaminergic features...
2017: Toxicology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529878/neuroimaging-in-pre-motor-parkinson-s-disease
#3
REVIEW
Thomas R Barber, Johannes C Klein, Clare E Mackay, Michele T M Hu
The process of neurodegeneration in Parkinson's disease begins long before the onset of clinical motor symptoms, resulting in substantial cell loss by the time a diagnosis can be made. The period between the onset of neurodegeneration and the development of motoric disease would be the ideal time to intervene with disease modifying therapies. This pre-motor phase can last many years, but the lack of a specific clinical phenotype means that objective biomarkers are needed to reliably detect prodromal disease...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527958/treadmill-exercise-produces-neuroprotective-effects-in-a-murine-model-of-parkinson-s-disease-by-regulating-the-tlr2-myd88-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
#4
Jung-Hoon Koo, Yong-Chul Jang, Dong-Ju Hwang, Hyun-Seob Um, Nam-Hee Lee, Jae-Hoon Jung, Joon-Yong Cho
Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by progressive dopamine depletion and a loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc). Treadmill exercise is a promising non-pharmacological approach for reducing the risk of PD and other neuroinflammatory disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease. The goal of this study was to investigate the effects of treadmill exercise on α-synuclein-induced neuroinflammation and neuronal cell death in 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-induced mouse model of PD...
May 17, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526930/micrornas-in-parkinson-s-disease
#5
REVIEW
Abhishek Singh, Dwaipayan Sen
Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease commonly affecting the older population. Loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra of brain leads to impairment of motor activities as well as cognitive defects. There are many underlying causes to this disease, both genetic and epigenetic, which are yet to be fully explored. Non-coding RNAs are significant part of our genome and are involved in various cellular processes. MicroRNAs, which are small non-coding RNAs having 20-22 nucleotides, are involved in many underlying mechanisms of pathogenesis of several neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson's...
May 19, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526576/carvacrol-promotes-neuroprotection-in-the-mouse-hemiparkinsonian-model
#6
L M Dati, H Ulrich, C C Real, Z P Feng, H S Sun, L R Britto
Carvacrol is a monoterpene that has been linked to neuroprotection in several animal models of neurodegeneration, including ischemia, epilepsy and traumatic neuronal injury. In this study, we investigated the effects of carvacrol (i.p.) upon the neurodegeneration induced by 6-hydroxy-dopamine unilateral intrastriatal injections in mice. We have also used the cylinder test to assess the behavioral effects of carvacrol in that model of Parkinson's disease, and immunoblots to evaluate the levels of caspase-3 and TRPM7, one of major targets of carvacrol...
May 17, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526446/thymoquinone-exerts-neuroprotective-effect-in-animal-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#7
Seyedeh Shohreh Ebrahimi, Shahrbanoo Oryan, Esmael Izadpanah, Kambiz Hassanzadeh
Oxidative stress plays an important role in both the initiation and progression of Parkinson's disease (PD). Rotenone, an environmental toxin, induces oxidative stress and impact mitochondrial dynamics, including fission and fusion. Thymoquinone (TQ) has been reported to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory characteristics in vitro and in vivo. TQ scavenges free radicals so prevents cell damage against oxidative agents. To evaluate the efficacy of TQ in the management of PD, male Wistar rats (8-10 months) received rotenone...
May 16, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526325/expression-of-megf10-in-cholinergic-and-glutamatergic-neurons
#8
Yu Fujita, Tomoji Maeda, Koji Kamaishi, Rui Saito, Koyo Chiba, Xuefeng Shen, Kun Zou, Hiroto Komano
Multiple-EGF like domains 10 (MEGF10) is the mammalian homologue of Draper, a Drosophila phagocytosis receptor that plays an important role in synapse elimination and cell type-specific recognition. However, the expression and function of MEGF10 in the brain remain to be elucidated. Therefore, we aimed to clarify the regions and types of neurons that express MEGF10 in the brain, and to determine whether cells expressing MEGF10 possess phagocytic abilities. Our results indicated that MEGF10 is expressed in cholinergic and glutamatergic neurons of the cortex, hippocampus, and substantia nigra...
May 16, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521299/isradipine-attenuates-mptp-induced-dopamine-neuron-degeneration-by-inhibiting-up-regulation-of-l-type-calcium-channels-and-iron-accumulation-in-the-substantia-nigra-of-mice
#9
Qi-Min Wang, Yu-Yu Xu, Shang Liu, Ze-Gang Ma
The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of L-type calcium channels (LTCCs) on MPTP-induced dopamine (DA) neuron degeneration and iron accumulation in the substantia nigra (SN) of mice. By real-time PCR and western blots, we first quatified expressions of L-type Cav1.2 and Cav1.3 calcium channel α1 subunits in the SN of experimental mice treated with MPTP. We found that the expressions of Cav1.2 and Cav1.3 calcium channel α1 subunits markedly increased after MPTP treatment for 2 and 3 weeks. Secondly, we observed the effects of isradipine, a LTCC antagonist, on MPTP-induced DA neuron degeneration and iron accumulation in the SN...
May 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521141/indirect-pathway-of-caudal-basal-ganglia-for-rejection-of-valueless-visual-objects
#10
Hyoung F Kim, Hidetoshi Amita, Okihide Hikosaka
The striatum controls behavior in two ways: facilitation and suppression through the direct and indirect pathways, respectively. However, it is still unclear what information is processed in these pathways. To address this question, we studied two pathways originating from the primate caudate tail (CDt). We found that the CDt innervated the caudal-dorsal-lateral part of the substantia nigra pars reticulata (cdlSNr), directly or indirectly through the caudal-ventral part of the globus pallidus externus (cvGPe)...
May 17, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520872/glucocerebrosidase-deficiency-in-dopaminergic-neurons-induces-microglial-activation-without-neurodegeneration
#11
Federico N Soria, Michel Engeln, Marta Martinez-Vicente, Christelle Glangetas, María José López-González, Sandra Dovero, Benjamin Dehay, Elisabeth Normand, Miquel Vila, Alexandre Favereaux, François Georges, Christophe Lo Bianco, Erwan Bezard, Pierre-Olivier Fernagut
Mutations in the GBA1 gene encoding the lysosomal enzyme glucocerebrosidase (GBA1) are important risk factors for Parkinson's disease (PD). In vitro, altered GBA1 activity promotes alpha-synuclein accumulation while elevated levels of alpha-synuclein compromise GBA1 function, thus supporting a pathogenic mechanism in PD. However, the mechanisms by which GBA1 deficiency is linked to increased risk of PD remains elusive, partially because of lack of aged models of GBA1 deficiency. Since knocking-out GBA1 in the entire brain induces massive neurodegeneration and early death, we generated a mouse model of GBA1 deficiency amenable to investigate the long-term consequences of compromised GBA1 function in dopaminergic neurons...
May 17, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520211/aging-and-parkinson-s-disease-different-sides-of-the-same-coin
#12
REVIEW
Timothy J Collier, Nicholas M Kanaan, Jeffrey H Kordower
Despite abundant epidemiological evidence in support of aging as the primary risk factor for PD, biological correlates of a connection have been elusive. In this article, we address the following question: does aging represent biology accurately characterized as pre-PD? We present evidence from our work on midbrain dopamine neurons of aging nonhuman primates that demonstrates that markers of known correlates of dopamine neuron degeneration in PD, including impaired proteasome/lysosome function, oxidative/nitrative damage, and inflammation, all increase with advancing age and are exaggerated in the ventral tier substantia nigra dopamine neurons most vulnerable to degeneration in PD...
May 18, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516282/region-specific-iron-measured-by-mri-as-a-biomarker-for-parkinson-s-disease
#13
REVIEW
Xiaojun Guan, Xiaojun Xu, Minming Zhang
The identification of sensitive and specific biomarkers for Parkinson's disease (PD) poses an important clinical challenge. A potential biomarker for early diagnosis and disease monitoring of PD is region-specific iron. Iron accumulation in the substantia nigra pars compacta is considered a main characteristic of PD. However, questions remain, such as the relationship between nigral iron and clinical indices of PD (motor impairment or disease duration). Further, previous studies have suggested the influence of iron on other nuclei...
May 17, 2017: Neuroscience Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515413/magnetic-susceptibility-changes-in-the-basal-ganglia-and-brain-stem-of-patients-with-wilson-s-disease-evaluation-with-quantitative-susceptibility-mapping
#14
Selim Doganay, Kazim Gumus, Gonca Koc, Ayse Kacar Bayram, Mehmet Sait Dogan, Duran Arslan, Hakan Gumus, Sureyya Burcu Gorkem, Saliha Ciraci, Halil Ibrahim Serin, Abdulhakim Coskun
OBJECTIVES: Wilson's disease (WD) is characterized with the accumulation of copper in the liver and brain. The objective of this study is to quantitatively measure the susceptibility changes of basal ganglia and brain stem of pediatric patients with neurological WD using quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) in comparison to healthy controls. METHODS: Eleven patients with neurological WD (mean age 15 ± 3.3 years, range 10-22 years) and 14 age-matched controls were prospectively recruited...
May 18, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511934/repeated-manganese-administration-produced-abnormal-expression-of-circadian-clock-genes-in-the-hypothalamus-and-liver-of-rats
#15
Huan Li, Ximin Fan, Ying Luo, Sheng Song, Jie Liu, Qiyuan Fan
Manganese (Mn) neurotoxicity displays non-motor dysfunction and motor impairment like Parkinson's disease (PD), and is called as Manganism. Circadian disruption is a non-motor symptom found in PD and Manganism. Clock genes are essential to drive and maintain circadian rhythm, but little is known about Mn exposure on circadian clock genes expression. Both the brain and liver are targets of Mn, we hypothesize that repeated Mn administration could affect clock gene expression in the hypothalamus and livers. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were intraperitoneally injected Mn(2+)1mg and 5mg /kg as MnCl2•4H2O, every other day for 30 days...
May 13, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510270/mouse-fgf8-cre-lacz-lineage-analysis-defines-the-territory-of-the-postnatal-mammalian-isthmus
#16
Charles Watson, Tomomi Shimogori, Luis Puelles
The isthmus is recognized as the most rostral segment of the hindbrain in non-mammalian vertebrates . In mammalian embryos, transient Fgf8 expression defines the developing isthmic region, lying between the midbrain and the first rhombomere, but there has been uncertainty about the existence of a distinct isthmic segment in postnatal mammals. We attempted to find if the region of early embryonic Fgf8 expression (which is considered to involve the entire extent of the prospective isthmus initially) might help to identify the boundaries of the isthmus in postnatal animals...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508315/trpc-channels-and-parkinson-s-disease
#17
Pramod Sukumaran, Yuyang Sun, Anne Schaar, Senthil Selvaraj, Brij B Singh
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disorder, which involves degeneration of dopaminergic neurons that are present in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc) region. Many factors have been identified that could lead to Parkinson's disease; however, almost all of them are directly or indirectly dependent on Ca(2+) signaling. Importantly, though disturbances in Ca(2+) homeostasis have been implicated in Parkinson's disease and other neuronal diseases, the identity of the calcium channel remains elusive...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507507/pink1-parkin-dependent-mitochondrial-surveillance-from-pleiotropy-to-parkinson-s-disease
#18
REVIEW
Francois Mouton-Liger, Maxime Jacoupy, Jean-Christophe Corvol, Olga Corti
Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the most frequent neurodegenerative disease caused by the preferential, progressive degeneration of the dopaminergic (DA) neurons of the substantia nigra (SN) pars compacta. PD is characterized by a multifaceted pathological process involving protein misfolding, mitochondrial dysfunction, neuroinflammation and metabolism deregulation. The molecular mechanisms governing the complex interplay between the different facets of this process are still unknown. PARK2/Parkin and PARK6/PINK1, two genes responsible for familial forms of PD, act as a ubiquitous core signaling pathway, coupling mitochondrial stress to mitochondrial surveillance, by regulating mitochondrial dynamics, the removal of damaged mitochondrial components by mitochondria-derived vesicles, mitophagy, and mitochondrial biogenesis...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504195/fgf18-protects-against-6-hydroxydopamine-induced-nigrostriatal-damage-in-a-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#19
Xingzhi Guo, Tingting Liu, Diandian Zhao, Xiaofeng Wang, Dongmei Liu, Yang He, Chang Shan, Yingying Kong, Weiwei Hu, Bei Tao, Lihao Sun, Hongyan Zhao, Shengtian Li, Jianmin Liu
Dopaminergic neuronal injury in the substantia nigra (SN) is a pathological hallmark of Parkinson's disease (PD). However, the underlying mechanism of this injury remains elusive. Since fibroblast growth factor 18 (FGF18) is involved in midbrain development and has been reported to protect neurons from ischemic injury, we investigated whether FGF18 exerted a protective effect on dopaminergic neurons in the SN. In vitro data showed that FGF18 significantly ameliorated the neurotoxicity of 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) through the AKT/GSK3β signaling pathway...
May 11, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502844/a-novel-approach-to-map-induced-activation-of-neuronal-networks-using-chemogenetics-and-functional-neuroimaging-in-rats-a-proof-of-concept-study-on-the-mesocorticolimbic-system
#20
Theresia J M Roelofs, Jeroen P H Verharen, Geralda A F van Tilborg, Linde Boekhoudt, Annette van der Toorn, Johannes W de Jong, Mieneke C M Luijendijk, Willem M Otte, Roger A H Adan, Rick M Dijkhuizen
Linking neural circuit activation at whole-brain level to neuronal activity at cellular level remains one of the major challenges in neuroscience research. We set up a novel functional neuroimaging approach to map global effects of locally induced activation of specific midbrain projection neurons using chemogenetics (Designer Receptors Exclusively Activated by Designer Drugs (DREADD)-technology) combined with pharmacological magnetic resonance imaging (phMRI) in the rat mesocorticolimbic system. Chemogenetic activation of DREADD-targeted mesolimbic or mesocortical pathways, i...
May 11, 2017: NeuroImage
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