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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222776/culture-of-rat-mesencephalic-dopaminergic-neurons-and-application-to-neurotoxic-and-neuroprotective-agents
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Stephen D Skaper, Massimo Barbierato, Vanni Ferrari, Morena Zusso, Laura Facci
Dopaminergic neuronal cell degeneration is the principal characteristic feature of the neuropathology of Parkinson disease. Cultures of mesencephalic neurons are widely used as a source of dopaminergic neurons for the study of mechanisms implicated in dopaminergic cell death and for the evaluation of potential dopaminergic neuroprotective agents, including neurotrophic factors. This chapter presents a detailed protocol for the preparation of rat mesencephalic cell cultures and their application to evaluating the effect of the dopaminergic neurotoxin 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium and the neuroprotective action of brain-derived neurotrophic factor...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221855/toll-like-receptor-4-regulates-anxiety-like-behavior-and-darpp-32-phosphorylation
#2
T Femenia, Y Qian, T Arentsen, H Forssberg, R Diaz Heijtz
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) play a crucial role in early innate immune responses to inflammatory agents and pathogens. In the brain, some members of the TLR family are expressed in glial cells and neurons. In particular, TLR4 has been involved in learning and memory processes, stress-induced adaptations, and pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders. However, the role of TLR4 in emotional behaviors and their underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. In this study, we investigated the role of TLR4 in emotional and social behavior by using different behavioral approaches, and assessed potential molecular alterations in important brain areas involved in emotional responses...
December 5, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218768/relationships-between-serum-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-concentration-and-parameters-for-health-scores-in-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Mitsugu Hachisu, Masahiro Hashizume, Hisashi Kawai, Hirohiko Hirano, Motonaga Kojima, Yoshinori Fujiwara, Shuichi Obuchi, Kazushige Ihara
AIM: Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) have been implicated in the progression of neuronal survival, phenotyping differentiation and maintenance of various neurons, as well as neurogenesis. We studied how BDNF affects health parameters of older adults by carrying out a health examination of community-dwelling older adults. METHODS: We measured the serum BDNF concentration of 898 older adults aged 65-84 years who participated in regional health examinations in the Tokyo area and also measured various parameters, such as the thickness of the quadriceps femoris, percentage of body fat, body mass index, grip strength, frequency of walking, and use of sleeping drugs and steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs...
December 8, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217995/the-alteration-of-irisin-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-axis-parallels-severity-of-distress-disorder-in-bronchial-asthma-patients
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Magdolna E Szilasi, Krisztian Pak, Laszlo Kardos, Viktoria E Varga, Ildiko Seres, Angela Mikaczo, Andrea Fodor, Maria Szilasi, Gabor Tajti, Csaba Papp, Rudolf Gesztelyi, Judit Zsuga
Distress disorder (a collective term for generalized anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder) is a well-known co-morbidity of bronchial asthma. The irisin-brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) axis is a pathway that influences several neurobehavioral mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of distress disorder. Thus, the aim of the present study was to quantify the serum irisin and BDNF concentrations in order to investigate the possible link between the irisin/BDNF axis and distress disorder in an asthma patient cohort...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217494/regulation-of-the-kynurenine-metabolism-pathway-by-xiaoyao-san-and-the-underlying-effect-in-the-hippocampus-of-the-depressed-rat
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Jiajia Wang, Xiaofang Li, Shugui He, Lijun Hu, Jiewen Guo, Xiangning Huang, Jinqing Hu, Yaoqun Qi, Bin Chen, Dewei Shang, Yuguan Wen
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Xiaoyao San (XYS) is a classic Chinese herbal formula for treatment of depression. The present study aimed to investigate the antidepressant effects of XYS in a rat model of chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) and the underlying mechanisms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A CUMS rat model of depression was established via 4 weeks of unpredictable stimulation. Then the rats were orally administered paroxetine and XYS for 2 weeks with continued stress...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217485/developmental-origins-of-adult-health-and-disease-the-metabolic-role-of-bdnf-from-early-life-to-adulthood
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Despina D Briana, Ariadne Malamitsi-Puchner
Accumulating evidence suggests that the origins of adult disease may occur during fetal life. Thus, the concept of "developmental programming" has been introduced and supported by epidemiological and experimental data. This concept supports the idea that the nutritional and hormonal status during pregnancy could interfere in metabolism control. The mechanisms responsible for this "developmental programming" remain poorly documented. Current research indicates that neurotrophins and particularly brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) may play a crucial role in this process...
December 4, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216762/protective-effect-of-astaxanthin-on-acute-cerebral-infarction-in-rats
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Yu Nai, Hong Liu, Xizhuang Bi, Hongyu Gao, Chao Ren
The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of astaxanthin and its possible mechanisms on acute cerebral infarction (ACI) in rat model. Male Sprague Dawley rats were randomly divided into sham group, model group, and astaxanthin-treated groups (20, 40, and 80 mg/kg). Neurological examination, the ratio of cerebral edema, and histopathology changes were assessed. Moreover, some oxidative stress markers were obtained for biochemical analysis, and the expression of neurotrophic factors gene was detected by real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) method...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215199/neurotrophically-induced-mesenchymal-progenitor-cells-derived-from-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-enhance-neuritogenesis-via-neurotrophin-and-cytokine-production
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Rachel M Brick, Aaron X Sun, Rocky S Tuan
Adult tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are known to produce a number of bioactive factors, including neurotrophic growth factors, capable of supporting and improving nerve regeneration. However, with a finite culture expansion capacity, MSCs are inherently limited in their lifespan and use. We examined here the potential utility of an alternative, mesenchymal-like cell source, derived from induced pluripotent stem cells, termed induced mesenchymal progenitor cells (MiMPCs). We found that several genes were upregulated and proteins were produced in MiMPCs that matched those previously reported for MSCs...
December 7, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209390/the-mechanism-of-anti-epileptogenesis-by-levetiracetam-treatment-is-similar-to-the-spontaneous-recovery-of-idiopathic-generalized-epilepsy-during-adolescence
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Hiroki Kikuyama, Tadahito Hanaoka, Tetsufumi Kanazawa, Yasushi Yoshida, Takafumi Mizuno, Hirotaka Toyoda, Hiroshi Yoneda
Objective: The anti-epileptogenic drug levetiracetam has anticonvulsant and anti-epileptogenesis effects. Synergy between cell death and inflammation can lead to increased levels of apoptosis inhibitory factors and brain-derived neurotrophic factor, aberrant neurogenesis and extended axon sprouting. Once hyperexcitation of the neural network occurs, spontaneous seizures or epileptogenesis develops. This study investigated whether the anti-epileptogenic effect of levetiracetam is due to its alternate apoptotic activity...
November 2017: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207913/generation-of-dopamine-secreting-cells-from-human-adipose-tissue-derived-stem-cells-in-vitro
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Mohammad Hasan Soheilifar, Arash Javeri, Hossein Amini, Masoumeh Fakhr Taha
Several studies have demonstrated the differentiation of human adipose tissue-derived stem cells (hADSCs) to neuronal and glial phenotypes, but directing the fate of these cells toward dopaminergic neurons has not been frequently reported. The aim of the present study was to investigate dopaminergic specification of hADSCs in vitro. ADSCs were isolated from subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue and were characterized. For dopaminergic differentiation, a cocktail of sonic hedgehog, fibroblast growth factor 8, basic fibroblast growth factor and brain-derived neurotrophic factor were used under a low serum condition...
December 5, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206232/behavioral-testing-of-mice-exposed-to-intermediate-frequency-magnetic-fields-indicates-mild-memory-impairment
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Kajal Kumari, Hennariikka Koivisto, Matti Viluksela, Kaisa M A Paldanius, Mikael Marttinen, Mikko Hiltunen, Jonne Naarala, Heikki Tanila, Jukka Juutilainen
Human exposure to intermediate frequency magnetic fields (MF) is increasing due to applications like electronic article surveillance systems and induction heating cooking hobs. However, limited data is available on their possible health effects. The present study assessed behavioral and histopathological consequences of exposing mice to 7.5 kHz MF at 12 or 120 μT for 5 weeks. No effects were observed on body weight, spontaneous activity, motor coordination, level of anxiety or aggression. In the Morris swim task, mice in the 120 μT group showed less steep learning curve than the other groups, but did not differ from controls in their search bias in the probe test...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205667/the-effect-of-postnatal-manganese-exposure-on-the-nmda-receptor-signaling-pathway-in-rat-hippocampus
#12
Lei Wang, HuanHuan Fu, Bin Liu, XiaoYan Liu, WeiWei Chen, XiaoDan Yu
Overexposure to manganese (Mn) is associated with neurological disorders in children. Evidence indicated that N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor signaling pathway was critical for neurobehavioral function. However, whether NMDA receptor signaling pathway contributes to Mn-induced neurotoxicity remains unknown. In this study, newborn Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to four groups exposed to 0, 10, 20, and 30 mg/kg of Mn2+ by intraperitoneal injection (n = 10/group: five males and five females)...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204059/potential-rat-model-of-anxiety-like-gastric-hypersensitivity-induced-by-sequential-stress
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Fu-Chun Jing, Jun Zhang, Chen Feng, Yuan-Yuan Nian, Jin-Hai Wang, Hao Hu, Bao-De Yang, Xiao-Ming Sun, Jian-Yun Zheng, Xiao-Ran Yin
AIM: To establish a rat model of anxiety-like gastric hypersensitivity (GHS) of functional dyspepsia (FD) induced by novel sequential stress. METHODS: Animal pups were divided into two groups from postnatal day 2: controls and the sequential-stress-treated. The sequential-stress-treated group received maternal separation and acute gastric irritation early in life and restraint stress in adulthood; controls were reared undisturbed with their mothers. Rats in both groups were followed to adulthood (8 wk) at which point the anxiety-like behaviors and visceromotor responses to gastric distention (20-100 mmHg) and gastric emptying were tested...
November 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203848/bdnf-release-and-signaling-are-required-for-the-antidepressant-actions-of-glyx-13
#14
T Kato, M V Fogaça, S Deyama, X-Y Li, K Fukumoto, R S Duman
Conventional antidepressant medications, which act on monoaminergic systems, display significant limitations, including a time lag of weeks to months and low rates of therapeutic efficacy. GLYX-13 is a novel glutamatergic compound that acts as an N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) modulator with glycine-like partial agonist properties; like the NMDA receptor antagonist ketamine GLYX-13 produces rapid antidepressant actions in depressed patients and in preclinical rodent models. However, the mechanisms underlying the antidepressant actions of GLYX-13 have not been characterized...
December 5, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203796/aerobic-exercise-and-a-bdnf-mimetic-therapy-rescue-learning-and-memory-in-a-mouse-model-of-down-syndrome
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Martina Parrini, Diego Ghezzi, Gabriele Deidda, Lucian Medrihan, Enrico Castroflorio, Micol Alberti, Pietro Baldelli, Laura Cancedda, Andrea Contestabile
Down syndrome (DS) is caused by the triplication of human chromosome 21 and represents the most frequent genetic cause of intellectual disability. The trisomic Ts65Dn mouse model of DS shows synaptic deficits and reproduces the essential cognitive disabilities of the human syndrome. Aerobic exercise improved various neurophysiological dysfunctions in Ts65Dn mice, including hippocampal synaptic deficits, by promoting synaptogenesis and neurotransmission at glutamatergic terminals. Most importantly, the same intervention also prompted the recovery of hippocampal adult neurogenesis and synaptic plasticity and restored cognitive performance in trisomic mice...
December 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201206/combined-treatment-of-diabetic-nephropathy-with-alprostadil-and-calcium-dobesilate
#16
Lili Qin, Wenjun Qin, Jianfei Wang, Lin Lin
This study investigated the effects of alprostadil combined with calcium dobesilate on the treatment of diabetic nephropathy. We recruited 80 patients with diabetic nephropathy, who were randomly divided into experimental (n=40) and control (n=40) groups. Patients received high-quality low-protein diabetic diet intervention and subcutaneous injection of insulin to adjust blood glucose, combined with antihypertensive, antiplatelet drugs, and other comprehensive treatments. The control group received alprostadil and the experimental group received alprostadil combined with calcium dobesilate...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201187/shuyu-capsules-relieve-liver-qi-depression-by-regulating-erk-creb-bdnf-signal-pathway-in-central-nervous-system-of-rat
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Hongyan Wang, Yingquan Zhang, Helou Li, Wei Zeng, Mingqi Qiao
The purpose of this study was to investigate the possible therapeutic mechanism of Shuyu capsules in liver-qi depression. Liver-qi depression rats were prepared based on chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) and delayed constraint. Rats were gavaged with Shuyu capsule, fluoxetine, Radix Bupleuri and Radix Paeoniae Alba to constrct rat models. Body weight test, sucrose preference test and open-field test were applied to test rat models. Western blot analysis and quantitative real-time PCR was applied to determine the relative expression of extracellular signal-regulated protein kinase (ERK), cyclic AMP response element binding protein (CREB) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in hippocampus and frontal lobe tissues...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200900/genistein-attenuates-isoflurane-induced-neurotoxicity-and-improves-impaired-spatial-learning-and-memory-by-regulating-camp-creb-and-bdnf-trkb-pi3k-akt-signaling
#18
Tao Jiang, Xiu-Qin Wang, Chuan Ding, Xue-Lian Du
Anesthetics are used extensively in surgeries and related procedures to prevent pain. However, there is some concern regarding neuronal degeneration and cognitive deficits arising from regular anesthetic exposure. Recent studies have indicated that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and cyclic AMP response element-binding protein (CREB) are involved in learning and memory processes. Genistein, a plant-derived isoflavone, has been shown to exhibit neuroprotective effects. The present study was performed to examine the protective effect of genistein against isoflurane-induced neurotoxicity in rats...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200666/prevention-of-memory-impairment-and-neurotrophic-factors-increased-by-lithium-in-wistar-rats-submitted-to-pneumococcal-meningitis-model
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Lutiana R Simões, Roberta R E S Abreu, Jaqueline S Generoso, Jéssica A Goularte, Allan Collodel, Vijayasree Vayalanellore Giridharan, Anitha Christy Sigamani Arumanayagam, Samira S Valvassori, João Quevedo, Tatiana Barichello
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of lithium on brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), nerve growth factor (NGF), and glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) expression in the hippocampus and on memory in experimental pneumococcal meningitis. The mood-stabilizer lithium is known as a neuroprotective agent with many effects on the brain. In this study, animals received either artificial cerebrospinal fluid or Streptococcus pneumoniae suspension at a concentration of 5 × 109 CFU/mL...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199234/the-seed-of-zizyphus-jujuba-var-spinosa-attenuates-alzheimer-s-disease-associated-hippocampal-synaptic-deficits-through-bdnf-trkb-signaling
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Huiyoung Kwon, In Ho Jung, Ji Hyun Yi, Jae Hoon Kim, Jung Hoon Park, Seungheon Lee, Ji Wook Jung, Young Choon Lee, Jong Hoon Ryu, Dong Hyun Kim
Ziziphus jujuba is a plant, which bears fruits and seeds that are used for medicinal purposes in Traditional oriental medicine. The seed of Zizyphus jujuba var. spinosa (EZJ) has been also traditionally used for psychiatric disorders in Chinese and Korean medicines. Recent findings have indicated that EZJ improves memory impairment, a common symptom of various neurological diseases. However, the effects of EZJ on amyloid β (Aβ) toxicity, which is a main cause of Alzheimer's disease (AD), remain to be elucidated...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
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