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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421623/a-preliminary-investigation-of-the-effect-of-acute-alcohol-on-dopamine-transmission-as-assessed-by-11-c-phno
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Thulasi Thiruchselvam, Alan A Wilson, Isabelle Boileau, Bernard Le Foll
BACKGROUND: Previous positron emission tomography (PET) studies exploring the effect of acute alcohol on dopamine (DA) levels have yielded inconsistent results, with only some studies suggesting increased synaptic DA levels after an alcohol challenge. The D2 /D3 agonist radiotracer, [(11) C]-(+)-propyl-hexahydro-naphtho-oxazin ([(11) C]-(+)-PHNO), has greater sensitivity to synaptic DA fluctuation than previously used antagonist radiotracers and is in principle more suitable for imaging alcohol-induced changes in DA...
April 19, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419968/current-insights-into-pathogenesis-of-parkinson-s-disease-approach-to-mevalonate-pathway-and-protective-role-of-statins
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REVIEW
Seyed Soheil Saeedi Saravi, Seyed Sobhan Saeedi Saravi, Katayoun Khoshbin, Ahmad Reza Dehpour
Although Parkinson's disease (PD) is considered as the second most common life threatening age-related neurodegenerative disorder, but the underlying mechanisms for pathogenesis of PD are remained to be fully found. However, a complex relationship between genetic and environmental predisposing factors are involved in progression of PD. Dopaminergic neuronal cell death caused by mutations and accumulation of α-synuclein in Lewy bodies and neurites was suggested as the main strategy for PD, but current studies have paid attention to the role of mevalonate pathway in incidence of neurodegenerative diseases including PD...
April 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419642/nicotine-induced-molecular-alterations-are-modulated-by-gabab-receptor-activity
#3
Andres P Varani, Valeria T Pedrón, Amira J Aon, Christian Höcht, Gabriela B Acosta, Bernhard Bettler, Graciela N Balerio
It has been demonstrated that GABAB receptors modulate nicotine (NIC) reward effect; nevertheless, the mechanism implicated is not well known. In this regard, we evaluated the involvement of GABAB receptors on the behavioral, neurochemical, biochemical and molecular alterations associated with the rewarding effects induced by NIC in mice, from a pharmacological and genetic approach. NIC-induced rewarding properties (0.5 mg/kg, subcutaneously, sc) were evaluated by conditioned place preference (CPP) paradigm...
April 17, 2017: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412373/mechanistic-evaluation-of-tapentadol-in-reducing-the-pain-perception-using-in-vivo-brain-and-spinal-cord-microdialysis-in-rats
#4
Vijay Benade, Ramakrishna Nirogi, Gopinadh Bhyrapuneni, Saivishal Daripelli, Ganesh Ayyanki, Shantaveer Irappanavar, Ranjithkumar Ponnamaneni, Arunkumar Manoharan
Role of monoamine neurotransmitters in the modulation of emotional and pain processing in spinal cord and brain regions is not well known. Tapentadol, a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor with µ-opioid receptor agonistic activity has recently been introduced for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. The objective of the present study was to examine the effects of tapentadol on modulation of monoamines in the prefrontal cortex and dorsal horn using brain microdialysis. Tapentadol was administered intraperitoneally at 4...
April 12, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411401/expression-of-stem-cell-markers-and-dopamine-d2-receptors-in-human-and-rat-prolactinomas
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Zhichao Gao, Lin Cai, Jianglong Lu, Chengde Wang, Qun Li, Jian Chen, Xiaoxiao Song, Xianbin Chen, Linlin Zhang, Weiming Zheng, Zhipeng Su
BACKGROUND Dopamine agonists (DAs) are the first-line treatment for prolactinomas. DAs primarily target the dopamine D2 receptor (D2R). Tumor stem-like cells (TSLCs) are associated with the tolerance to radiotherapy and chemotherapy. TSLCs have also been identified in pituitary adenomas. We aimed to characterize the expression pattern of stem cell markers and D2R in human and rat prolactinomas. MATERIAL AND METHODS Human prolactinoma specimens (n=14) were obtained from patients with surgical resection. The xenograft model of rat prolactinomas was generated by endermically injecting MMQ cells, HE and PRL were confirmed by immunohistochemical staining of tumor sections, and the expression of serum PRL was measured by ELISA...
April 15, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411257/relief-of-pain-depressed-behavior-in-rats-by-activation-of-d1-like-dopamine-receptors
#6
Matthew F Lazenka, Kelen C Freitas, Sydney Henck, S Stevens Negus
Clinically significant pain often includes depression of both behavior and mesolimbic dopamine signaling. Indirect and/or direct dopamine receptor agonists may alleviate pain-related behavioral depression. To test this hypothesis, the present study compared effects of indirect and direct dopamine agonists in a preclinical assay of pain-depressed operant responding. Male Sprague-Dawley rats with chronic indwelling microelectrodes in the medial forebrain bundle were trained in an intracranial self-stimulation (ICSS) procedure to press a lever for pulses of electrical brain stimulation...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409931/1-4-18-f-fluorobenzyl-4-tetrahydrofuran-2-yl-methyl-piperazine-a-novel-suitable-radioligand-with-low-lipophilicity-for-imaging-sigma-1-receptors-in-the-brain
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Yingfang He, Fang Xie, Jiajun Ye, Winnie Deuther-Conrad, Bixiao Cui, Liang Wang, Jie Lu, Jörg Steinbach, Peter Brust, Yiyun Huang, Jie Lu, Hongmei Jia
We have designed and synthesized novel piperazine compounds with low lipophilicity as σ1 receptor ligands. 1-(4-Fluorobenzyl)-4-((tetrahydrofuran-2-yl)methyl)piperazine (10) possessed low nanomolar σ1 receptor affinity and high selectivity toward the vesicular acetylcholine transporter (>2000-fold), σ2 receptors (52-fold), adenosine A2A, adrenergic α2, cannabinoid CB1, dopamine D1, D2L, γ-aminobutyric acid A (GABAA), NMDA, melatonin MT1, MT2 and serotonin 5-HT1 receptors. The corresponding radiotracer [(18)F]10 demonstrated high brain uptake and extremely high brain-to-blood ratios in biodistribution studies in mice...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407578/a-peek-into-the-drug-development-scenario-of-endometriosis-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Luxitaa Goenka, Melvin George, Maitrayee Sen
PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE: Endometriosis is a gynaecological disease that is characterised by the presence of endometrium like tissue-epithelium and stroma that develops outside the uterine cavity, which is responsible for pelvic pain and infertility. Even though several medical therapies exist for the treatment of endometriosis, each of the drug class has its own limitations such as cost of treatment, side-effects and its short-term effect on the symptoms of endometriosis. In this review, we have attempted to summarize the current status and challenges of drug development for endometriosis...
April 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406384/lack-of-increase-in-sexual-drive-and-function-after-dopaminergic-stimulation-in-women
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Tillmann H C Krüger, Lydia Keil, Stefanie Jung, Kai G Kahl, Matthias Wittfoth, Brigitte Leeners, Uwe Hartmann
Human and animal data indicate that the dopaminergic system plays a crucial role in sexual drive and function. Using a double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover design this prototype-study investigated the effect of the D2-dopamine agonist cabergoline on sexual parameters in thirteen healthy women. Cardiovascular and genital parameters were monitored continuously. Sexual drive and function were measured using self-report sexual experience scales. In contrast to previous theories and assumptions we found that cabergoline did not alter objective and subjective sexual parameters in healthy women...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403913/brilliant-blue-g-but-not-fenofibrate-treatment-reverts-hemiparkinsonian-behavior-and-restores-dopamine-levels-in-an-animal-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#10
Enéas G Ferrazoli, Héllio D N de Souza, Isis C Nascimento, Ágatha Oliveira-Giacomelli, Telma T Schwindt, Luiz R Britto, Henning Ulrich
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder, characterized by the loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra and their projections to the striatum. Several processes have been described as potential inducers of the dopaminergic neuron death, such as inflammation, oxidative stress, and mitochondrial dysfunction. However, the death of dopaminergic neurons seems to be multifactorial, and its cause remains unclear. ATP-activating purinergic receptors influence various physiological functions in the CNS, including neurotransmission...
April 13, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399600/-stealing-as-an-impulse-control-disorder-associated-with-pramipexole-a-case-report-from-forensic-psychiatric-practice
#11
Christian Clemm von Hohenberg, Harald Dreßing
We report the case of a 48-year-old female whom we examined for legal culpability. The proband was taking the dopamine agonist pramipexole as a treatment for Parkinson's disease. In temporal association, she had committed numerous shoplifting offences.While pathological gambling, excessive shopping and hypersexuality have often been described as adverse effects of dopamine agonists, there are only few reports about impulsive stealing in this context.We discuss the synergy of the pharmacological effects with familial, biographic and social factors, suggesting a bio-psycho-social etiology...
April 2017: Psychiatrische Praxis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397836/efhd2-swiprosin-1-is-a-common-genetic-determinator-for-sensation-seeking-low-anxiety-and-alcohol-addiction
#12
D Mielenz, M Reichel, T Jia, E B Quinlan, T Stöckl, M Mettang, D Zilske, E Kirmizi-Alsan, P Schönberger, M Praetner, S E Huber, D Amato, M Schwarz, P Purohit, S Brachs, J Spranger, A Hess, C Büttner, A B Ekici, F Perez-Branguli, B Winner, V Rauschenberger, T Banaschewski, A L W Bokde, C Büchel, P J Conrod, S Desrivières, H Flor, V Frouin, J Gallinat, H Garavan, P Gowland, A Heinz, J-L Martinot, H Lemaitre, F Nees, T Paus, M N Smolka, A Schambony, T Bäuerle, V Eulenburg, C Alzheimer, A Lourdusamy, G Schumann, C P Müller
In many societies, the majority of adults regularly consume alcohol. However, only a small proportion develops alcohol addiction. Individuals at risk often show a high sensation-seeking/low-anxiety behavioural phenotype. Here we asked which role EF hand domain containing 2 (EFhd2; Swiprosin-1) plays in the control of alcohol addiction-associated behaviours. EFhd2 knockout (KO) mice drink more alcohol than controls and spontaneously escalate their consumption. This coincided with a sensation-seeking and low-anxiety phenotype...
April 11, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396166/paeoniflorin-and-liquiritin-two-major-constituents-in-chinese-herbal-formulas-used-to-treat-hyperprolactinemia-associated-disorders-inhibits-prolactin-secretion-in-prolactinoma-cells-by-different-mechanisms
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Yuanyi Wei, Lei La, Lili Wang, Robert Batey, Yuhao Li, Chunxia Wang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Paeoniflorin and liquiritin are major constituents in some Chinese herbal formulas, such as Yiru Tiaojing (YRTJ) Granule (a hospitalized preparation) and Peony-Glycyrrhiza Decoction, used for hyperprolactinemia-associated disorders. AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate the effect of paeoniflorin and liquiritin on prolactin secretion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The effect of YRTJ Granule on metoclopramide-induced hyperprolactinemia was tested in rats...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393990/-restless-legs-syndrome-long-term-follow-up-of-a-series-of-patients
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Marcelo Miranda C, Lorena Hudson A
BACKGROUND: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) affects 10% of the general population. AIM: To analyze a series of patients with a minimum follow-up period of four years, treated during an interval of 14 years. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of medical records of 200 patients assessed and followed by the authors at a private outpatient clinic. RESULTS: Fifty patients aged 25 to 90 years (34 females), who had a mean follow-up of 6,3 years (range 4-14 years), were selected...
December 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392265/norepinephrine-regulates-cocaine-primed-reinstatement-via-%C3%AE-1-adrenergic-receptors-in-the-medial-prefrontal-cortex
#15
Karl T Schmidt, Jason P Schroeder, Stephanie L Foster, Katherine Squires, Brilee M Smith, Elizabeth G Pitts, Michael P Epstein, David Weinshenker
Drug-primed reinstatement of cocaine seeking in rats is thought to reflect relapse-like behavior and is mediated by the integration of signals from mesocorticolimbic dopaminergic projections and corticostriatal glutamatergic innervation. Cocaine-primed reinstatement can also be attenuated by systemic administration of dopamine β-hydroxylase (DBH) inhibitors, which prevent norepinephrine (NE) synthesis, or by α1-adrenergic receptor (α1AR) antagonists, indicating functional modulation by the noradrenergic system...
April 6, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387824/alpha-estrogen-and-progesterone-receptors-modulate-kisspeptin-effects-on-prolactin-role-in-estradiol-induced-prolactin-surge-in-female-rats
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Nayara S S Aquino, Roberta Araujo-Lopes, Patricia C Henriques, Felipe E F Lopes, Daniela O Gusmao, Candido C Coimbra, Celso R Franci, Adelina M Reis, Raphael E Szawka
Kisspeptin regulates prolactin (PRL) in an estradiol-dependent manner. We investigated the interaction between ovarian-steroid receptors and kisspeptin in the control of PRL secretion. Intracerebroventricular injections of kisspeptin-10 (Kp-10) or kisspeptin-234 (Kp-234) were performed in ovariectomized (OVX) rats under different hormonal treatments. Kp-10 increased PRL release and decreased 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacet acid (DOPAC) levels in the median eminence (ME) of OVX rats treated with estradiol (OVX+E), which was prevented by tamoxifen...
April 6, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387682/exendin-4-treatment-improves-lps-induced-depressive-like-behavior-without-affecting-pro-inflammatory-cytokines
#17
Filip Ventorp, Cecilie Bay-Richter, Analise Sauro Nagendra, Shorena Janelidze, Viktor Sjödahl Matsson, Jack Lipton, Ulrika Nordström, Åsa Westrin, Patrik Brundin, Lena Brundin
BACKGROUND: Exendin-4 is a peptide agonist of the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor, currently in clinical trials as a potential disease-modifying therapy for Parkinson's disease. In light of this, it is important to understand potential modes of action of exendin-4 in the brain. Exendin-4 is neuroprotective and has been proposed to be directly anti-inflammatory, and that this is one way it reduces neurodegeneration. However, prior studies have focused on animal models involving both neurodegeneration and inflammation, therefore, it is also possible that the observed decreased inflammation is secondary to reduced neurodegeneration...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386699/dreamlike-effects-of-lsd-on-waking-imagery-in-humans-depend-on-serotonin-2a-receptor-activation
#18
Rainer Kraehenmann, Dan Pokorny, Leonie Vollenweider, Katrin H Preller, Thomas Pokorny, Erich Seifritz, Franz X Vollenweider
RATIONALE: Accumulating evidence indicates that the mixed serotonin and dopamine receptor agonist lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) induces an altered state of consciousness that resembles dreaming. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to test the hypotheses that LSD produces dreamlike waking imagery and that this imagery depends on 5-HT2A receptor activation and is related to subjective drug effects. METHODS: Twenty-five healthy subjects performed an audiorecorded guided mental imagery task 7 h after drug administration during three drug conditions: placebo, LSD (100 mcg orally) and LSD together with the 5-HT2A receptor antagonist ketanserin (40 mg orally)...
April 7, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382543/the-role-of-beta-arrestin2-in-shaping-fmri-bold-responses-to-dopaminergic-stimulation
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Kristoffer Sahlholm, Giovanna D Ielacqua, Jinbin Xu, Lynne A Jones, Felix Schlegel, Robert H Mach, Markus Rudin, Aileen Schroeter
RATIONALE: The dopamine D2 receptor (D2R) couples to inhibitory Gi/o proteins and is targeted by antipsychotic and antiparkinsonian drugs. Beta-arrestin2 binds to the intracellular regions of the agonist-occupied D2R to terminate G protein activation and promote internalization, but also to initiate downstream signaling cascades which have been implicated in psychosis. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has proven valuable for measuring dopamine receptor-mediated changes in neuronal activity, and might enable beta-arrestin2 function to be studied in vivo...
April 5, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381994/losing-without-fighting-simple-aversive-stimulation-induces-submissiveness-typical-for-social-defeat-via-the-action-of-nitric-oxide-but-only-when-preceded-by-an-aggression-priming-stimulus
#20
Jan Rillich, Paul A Stevenson
Losing a fight (social defeat) induces submissiveness and behavioral depression in many animals, but the mechanisms are unclear. Here we investigate how the social defeat syndrome can be established as a result of experiencing aversive stimuli and the roles of neuromodulators in the process. While biogenic amines and nitric oxide (NO) are associated with reduced aggression in mammals and insects, their specific actions during conflict are unknown. Although the social defeat syndrome normally results from complex interactions, we could induce it in male crickets simply by applying aversive stimuli (AS) in an aggressive context...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
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