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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161255/neurogenic-mediators-contribute-to-local-edema-induced-by-micrurus-lemniscatus-venom
#1
Luciana Lyra Casais-E-Silva, Catarina Teixeira
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Micrurus is one of the four snake genera of medical importance in Brazil. Coral snakes have a broad geographic distribution from the southern United States to Argentina. Micrurine envenomation is characterized by neurotoxic symptoms leading to dyspnea and death. Moreover, various local manifestations, including edema formation, have been described in patients bitten by different species of Micrurus. Thus, we investigated the ability of Micrurus lemniscatus venom (MLV) to induce local edema...
November 21, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157825/1-6-di-o-caffeoyl-%C3%AE-d-glucopyranoside-a-natural-compound-from-callicarpa-nudiflora-hook-impairs-p2y12-and-thromboxane-a2-receptor-mediated-amplification-of-platelet-activation-and-aggregation
#2
Jianjiang Fu, Xiaocui Zhu, Wei Wang, Hong Lu, Zhoumiao Zhang, Ting Liu, Huanjun Xu, Huizheng Fu, Shuangcheng Ma, Yuehua Luo
BACKGROUND: Platelet activation and subsequent accumulation at sites of vascular injury perform a central role in thrombus formation, which is believed to be the trigger of several cardiovascular diseases, such as atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction and strokes. In this sense, the search for agents that are capable of blocking platelets aggregation has important implications for these diseases. Callicarpa nudiflora (C. nudiflora) Hook is a traditional Chinese medicine herb for eliminating stasis to subdue swelling and hemostasis...
December 1, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156533/serotonin-induces-peripheral-antinociception-via-the-opioidergic-system
#3
Danielle Aguiar Diniz, Júlia Alvarenga Petrocchi, Larissa Caldeira Navarro, Tâmara Cristina Souza, Marina Gomes Miranda E Castor, Igor Dimitri Gama Duarte, Thiago Roberto Lima Romero
PURPOSE: Studies conducted since 1969 have shown that the release of serotonin (5-HT) in the dorsal horn of the spinal cord contributes to opioid analgesia. In the present study, the participation of the opioidergic system in antinociceptive effect serotonin at the peripheral level was examined. METHODS: The paw pressure test was used with mice (Swiss, males from 35 g) which had increased pain sensitivity by intraplantar injection of PGE2 (2 μg). Serotonin (250 ng), administered locally to the right paw of animals, produces antinociception in this model...
November 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156344/neurotransmitter-changes-in-rat-brain-regions-following-glyphosate-exposure
#4
María-Aránzazu Martínez, Irma Ares, José-Luis Rodríguez, Marta Martínez, María-Rosa Martínez-Larrañaga, Arturo Anadón
The effects of glyphosate oral exposure (35, 75, 150 and 800mg/kg bw, 6 days) on brain region monoamine levels of male Wistar rats were examined. Glyphosate-treated rats (35, 75, 150 and 800mg/kg bw, 6 days), had no visible injury, i.e., no clinical signs of dysfunction were observed. After last dose of glyphosate, serotonin (5-HT), dopamine (DA) and norepinephrine (NE) and its metabolites levels were determined in the brain regions striatum, hippocampus, prefrontal, cortex, hypothalamus and midbrain, by HPLC...
November 17, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154107/aripiprazole-in-treatment-of-gilles-de-la-tourette-syndrome-new-therapeutic-option
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REVIEW
Piotr Janik, Natalia Szejko
Aripiprazole is a dopamine D2- and serotonin 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)1A receptor partial agonist and 5-HT2A receptor antagonist primarily used for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or depression with psychotic ideation. However, recently a number of new possible indications have been suggested, among them Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (GTS). In two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies in children and adolescents with GTS has been confirmed the efficacy of aripiprazole in tic reduction...
November 9, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153425/fluoroethoxy-1-4-diphenethylpiperidine-and-piperazine-derivatives-potent-and-selective-inhibitors-of-3-h-dopamine-uptake-at-the-vesicular-monoamine-transporter-2
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Emily R Hankosky, Shyam R Joolakanti, Justin R Nickell, Venumadhav Janganati, Linda P Dwoskin, Peter A Crooks
A small library of fluoroethoxy-1,4-diphenethyl piperidine and fluoroethoxy-1,4-diphenethyl piperazine derivatives were designed, synthesized and evaluated for their ability to inhibit [(3)H]dopamine (DA) uptake at the vesicular monoamine transporter-2 (VMAT2) and dopamine transporter (DAT), [(3)H]serotonin (5-HT) uptake at the serotonin transporter (SERT), and [(3)H]dofetilide binding at the human-ether-a-go-go-related gene (hERG) channel. The majority of the compounds exhibited potent inhibition of [(3)H]DA uptake at VMAT2, Ki changes in the nanomolar range (Ki = 0...
October 20, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145495/regulatory-mechanism-of-ccn2-production-by-serotonin-5-ht-via-5-ht2a-and-5-ht2b-receptors-in-chondrocytes
#7
Ayaka Hori, Takashi Nishida, Shogo Takashiba, Satoshi Kubota, Masaharu Takigawa
Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine: 5-HT) is recognized as a neurotransmitter in the central nerve system and as a regulator of systemic blood pressure in the peripheral tissues. Recently, it was reported that 5-HT2 receptors (5-HT2Rs) were expressed in cartilage tissues lacking both vessels and neurons, suggesting possible novel functions of 5-HT during cartilage development and regeneration. Our previous data indicated that CCN family protein 2/connective tissue growth factor (CCN2/CTGF) plays a central role in cartilage development and regeneration...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142310/sodium-channel-nav1-3-is-important-for-enterochromaffin-cell-excitability-and-serotonin-release
#8
Peter R Strege, Kaitlyn Knutson, Samuel J Eggers, Joyce H Li, Fan Wang, David Linden, Joseph H Szurszewski, Lorin Milescu, Andrew B Leiter, Gianrico Farrugia, Arthur Beyder
In the gastrointestinal (GI) epithelium, enterochromaffin (EC) cells are enteroendocrine cells responsible for producing >90% of the body's serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT). However, the molecular mechanisms of EC cell function are poorly understood. Here, we found that EC cells in mouse primary cultures fired spontaneous bursts of action potentials. We examined the repertoire of voltage-gated sodium channels (NaV) in fluorescence-sorted mouse EC cells and found that Scn3a was highly expressed. Scn3a-encoded NaV1...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141471/dietary-chlorogenic-acid-regulates-gut-microbiota-serum-free-amino-acids-and-colonic-serotonin-levels-in-growing-pigs
#9
Yi Wu, Wenhui Liu, Qi Li, Yafei Li, Yali Yan, Fang Huang, Xin Wu, Quancheng Zhou, Xugang Shu, Zheng Ruan
Chlorogenic acid (CGA) has many biological properties, including antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and is one of the most abundant phenolic acids available in the human diet. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of CGA on regulation of the gut microbiota, and on the levels of free amino acids and 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT, serotonin). Ninety-six healthy growing pigs were randomly assigned to two treatment groups: the Ctrl group (control group, standard feed) and the CGA group [standard feed plus 0...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141189/role-of-cyclooxygenase-inhibitors-in-diminution-of-dissimilar-stress-induced-depressive-behavior-and-memory-impairment-in-rats
#10
Tahira Perveen, Shaista Emad, Saida Haider, Sana Sadaf, Sara Qadeer, Zehra Batool, Yousra Sarfaraz, Sheeza Sheikh
Memory functions can be considerably affected by various life events and stress has shown to be a chief regulator. Different stress patterns have distinct effects on the overall functioning of the brain. Stress provokes inflammation not only in the periphery but also in the brain. Neuroinflammation causes alterations in neuronal structure and function, which eventually progress to the development of neurodegenerative diseases. Inflammatory reactions are modulated through communication between the nervous, endocrine and immune systems...
November 12, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141182/optogenetic-activation-of-5-ht-neurons-in-the-dorsal-raphe-suppresses-seizure-induced-respiratory-arrest-and-produces-anticonvulsant-effect-in-the-dba-1-mouse-sudep-model
#11
Honghai Zhang, Haiting Zhao, Chang Zeng, Christa Van Dort, Carl L Faingold, Norman E Taylor, Ken Solt, Hua-Jun Feng
Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is a devastating epilepsy complication. Seizure-induced respiratory arrest (S-IRA) occurs in many witnessed SUDEP patients and animal models as an initiating event leading to death. Thus, understanding the mechanisms underlying S-IRA will advance the development of preventive strategies against SUDEP. Serotonin (5-HT) is an important modulator for many vital functions, including respiration and arousal, and a deficiency of 5-HT signaling is strongly implicated in S-IRA in animal models, including the DBA/1 mouse...
November 13, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135714/ritanserin-a-serotonin-2-receptor-antagonist-inhibits-functional-recovery-after-cerebral-infarction
#12
Kenmei Mizutani, Shigeru Sonoda, Hideaki Wakita
It has been suggested that serotonin (5-HT) may be implicated in functional recovery after stroke; however, the underlying molecular mechanisms remain unknown. Here, the role of 5-HT was verified using ritanserin, a potent 5-HT2A receptor antagonist, and protein expression and modification were analyzed to further understand the association between paralysis recovery and molecular mechanisms in the brain. Experimental cerebral cortex infarctions were induced by photothrombosis in rats. Voluntary exercise was initiated 2 days after surgery...
November 10, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134560/neurochemical-and-neurotoxic-effects-of-mdma-ecstasy-and-caffeine-after-chronic-combined-administration-in-mice
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Anna Maria Górska, Katarzyna Kamińska, Agnieszka Wawrzczak-Bargieła, Giulia Costa, Micaela Morelli, Ryszard Przewłocki, Grzegorz Kreiner, Krystyna Gołembiowska
MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine) is a psychostimulant popular as a recreational drug because of its effect on mood and social interactions. MDMA acts at dopamine (DA) transporter (DAT) and serotonin (5-HT) transporter (SERT) and is known to induce damage of dopamine and serotonin neurons. MDMA is often ingested with caffeine. Caffeine as a non-selective adenosine A1/A2A receptor antagonist affects dopaminergic and serotonergic transmissions. The aim of the present study was to determine the changes in DA and 5-HT release in the mouse striatum induced by MDMA and caffeine after their chronic administration...
November 13, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133842/serotonin-regulates-prostate-growth-through-androgen-receptor-modulation
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Emanuel Carvalho-Dias, Alice Miranda, Olga Martinho, Paulo Mota, Ângela Costa, Cristina Nogueira-Silva, Rute S Moura, Natalia Alenina, Michael Bader, Riccardo Autorino, Estêvão Lima, Jorge Correia-Pinto
Aging and testosterone almost inexorably cause benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in Human males. However, etiology of BPH is largely unknown. Serotonin (5-HT) is produced by neuroendocrine prostatic cells and presents in high concentration in normal prostatic transition zone, but its function in prostate physiology is unknown. Previous evidence demonstrated that neuroendocrine cells and 5-HT are decreased in BPH compared to normal prostate. Here, we show that 5-HT is a strong negative regulator of prostate growth...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129751/hypoglossal-motoneurons-are-endogenously-activated-by-serotonin-during-the-active-period-of-circadian-cycle
#15
Leszek Kubin, Graziella L Mann
In obstructive sleep apnea patients, contraction of lingual muscles protects the pharyngeal airway from collapse. Hypoglossal (XII) motoneurons innervate the muscles of the tongue and are themselves under wake-related excitatory drives, including that mediated by serotonin (5-HT). Estimates of endogenous 5-HT activation vary among different studies. We tested whether endogenous drive mediated by 5-HT is present in rat XII motoneurons when measured during the active period of the circadian cycle. We monitored sleep-wake states and lingual and nuchal electromyograms (EMGs) while perfusing the XII nucleus with a vehicle or a 5-HT2 receptor antagonist (mianserin, 0...
November 9, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128806/emotional-disorders-induced-by-hemopressin-and-rvd-hemopressin-%C3%AE-administration-in-rats
#16
Sheila Leone, Lucia Recinella, Annalisa Chiavaroli, Sara Martinotti, Claudio Ferrante, Adriano Mollica, Giorgia Macedonio, Azzurra Stefanucci, Szabolcs Dvorácskó, Csaba Tömböly, Luciano De Petrocellis, Michele Vacca, Luigi Brunetti, Giustino Orlando
BACKGROUND: The endocannabinoid (eCB) system plays an important role in regulating emotional disorders, and is involved, directly or indirectly, in psychiatric diseases, such as anxiety and depression. Hemopressin, a hemoglobin α chain-derived peptide, and RVD-hemopressin(α), a N-terminally extended form of hemopressin, act as antagonist/inverse agonist and negative allosteric modulator of the cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptor, respectively. METHODS: Considering the possible involvement of these peptides on emotional behaviour, the aim of our study was to investigate the behavioural effects of a single intraperitoneal (ip) injection of hemopressin (0...
June 23, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128343/post-stroke-depression-mechanisms-and-pharmacological-treatment
#17
REVIEW
Roberto Federico Villa, Federica Ferrari, Antonio Moretti
Depression, the most frequent psychiatric disorder following ischaemic stroke, negatively affects survivals' functional outcome, response to rehabilitation and quality of life. Approximately, one-third of them are affected by post-stroke depression (PSD), making it a serious social and public health problem and anti-depressant preventive and curative therapies worth investigating. However, a two-way association between depression and stroke has been also established: stroke increases the risk of PSD, but depression is an independent risk factor for stroke...
November 8, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123483/impact-of-vortioxetine-on-synaptic-integration-in-prefrontal-subcortical-circuits-comparisons-with-escitalopram
#18
Shreaya Chakroborty, Thomas R Geisbush, Elena Dale, Alan L Pehrson, Connie Sánchez, Anthony R West
Prefrontal-subcortical circuits support executive functions which often become dysfunctional in psychiatric disorders. Vortioxetine is a multimodal antidepressant that is currently used in the clinic to treat major depressive disorder. Mechanisms of action of vortioxetine include serotonin (5-HT) transporter blockade, 5-HT1A receptor agonism, 5-HT1B receptor partial agonism, and 5-HT1D, 5-HT3, and 5-HT7 receptor antagonism. Vortioxetine facilitates 5-HT transmission in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), however, the impact of this compound on related prefrontal-subcortical circuits is less clear...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121520/effects-of-growth-hormone-releasing-hormone-gene-targeted-ablation-on-ghrelin-induced-feeding
#19
Lucia Recinella, Sheila Leone, Claudio Ferrante, Annalisa Chiavaroli, Rugia Shohreh, Chiara Di Nisio, Michele Vacca, Giustino Orlando, Roberto Salvatori, Luigi Brunetti
Impairment of growth hormone (GH) signaling has been associated with increased feeding and adiposity. The gastric hormone ghrelin, in addition to its GH-secretagogue effects, stimulates food intake after both central and peripheral administration. In the present study we further investigated the feeding regulatory role of the ghrelin-GH axis in a mouse model of isolated GH deficiency due to targeted ablation of the GH-releasing hormone (GHRH) gene [GHRH knockout (GHRHKO)]. We evaluated the effects of intracerebroventricular ghrelin administration on feeding behavior, related hypothalamic neuropeptides and neurotransmitters, and serum ghrelin levels in mice homozygous for GHRHKO allele (-/-) and heterozygous (+/-) control animals...
November 6, 2017: Growth Hormone & IGF Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121450/urethral-afferent-signalling-role-of-5-ht-paraneurons
#20
EDITORIAL
K-E Andersson
In this issue of Acta Physiologica, Kullmann et al. examined the morphology and potential role in sensory signaling of a different class of specialized cells in mouse urethral epithelium that express serotonin (5-HT), termed paraneurons.(1) They propose that the paraneurons function as important detectors and transmitters in the urethral sensory mechanisms. Signalling from the afferent nerves of the lower urinary tract (LUT) is required for sensation of pain, bladder filling, and initiation and maintenance of the micturition reflex...
November 9, 2017: Acta Physiologica
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