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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139560/the-mammalian-circadian-clock-exhibits-chronic-ethanol-tolerance-and-withdrawal-induced-glutamate-hypersensitivity-accompanied-by-changes-in-glutamate-and-trkb-receptor-proteins
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Jonathan H Lindsay, Rebecca A Prosser
BACKGROUND: Alcohol tolerance and withdrawal-induced effects are criteria for alcohol use disorders listed by the DSM-V. Although tolerance and withdrawal have been studied over many decades, there is still uncertainty regarding mechanistic distinctions that characterize these different forms of ethanol (EtOH)-induced plasticity. Previously, we demonstrated that the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) circadian clock develops both acute and rapid tolerance to EtOH inhibition of glutamate-induced circadian phase shifts...
November 15, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138698/soluble-epoxide-hydrolase-inhibitor-and-14-15-epoxyeicosatrienoic-acid-facilitated-long-term-potentiation-through-camp-and-camkii-in-the-hippocampus
#2
Han-Fang Wu, Yi-Ju Chen, Su-Zhen Wu, Chi-Wei Lee, I-Tuan Chen, Yi-Chao Lee, Chi-Chen Huang, Chung-Hsi Hsing, Chih-Wei Tang, Hui-Ching Lin
Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) are derived from arachidonic acid and metabolized by soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH). The role of EETs in synaptic function in the central nervous system is still largely unknown. We found that pharmacological inhibition of sEH to stabilize endogenous EETs and exogenous 14,15-EET significantly increased the field excitatory postsynaptic potential (fEPSP) response in the CA1 area of the hippocampus, while additionally enhancing high-frequency stimulation- (HFS-) induced long-term potentiation (LTP) and forskolin- (FSK-) induced LTP...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124300/xanthoceraside-modulates-nr2b-containing-nmda-receptors-at-synapses-and-rescues-learning-memory-deficits-in-app-ps1-transgenic-mice
#3
Lin Zhu, Lei Yang, Xuemei Zhao, Danyang Liu, Xiaoli Guo, Peng Liu, Tianyan Chi, Xuefei Ji, Libo Zou
RATIONALE: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by memory loss and synaptic damage. Previous studies suggested that xanthoceraside decreases glutamate-induced PC12 cell death, ameliorates memory deficits, and increases the number of dendritic spines in AD mice. These results indicated that xanthoceraside might have activities that protect synaptic plasticity. Herein, we detected the effect of xanthoceraside on synaptic function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three-month-old APP/PS1 transgenic mice were orally treated with xanthoceraside (0...
November 9, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116553/effect-of-sinomenine-on-the-morphine-dependence-and-related-neural-mechanisms-in-mice
#4
Miao Fang, Junkui Li, Daoqi Zhu, Chaohua Luo, Chan Li, Chen Zhu, Menglin Fan, Ken Kin-Lam Yung, Zhixian Mo
Evidence suggests that the dopamine receptor rate-limiting enzyme, tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), and the glutamate receptor, N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor 2B (NR2B), contribute to morphine dependence. Previous studies show that chronic exposure to morphine changes the expression of opioid receptors. In this study, we focus on the effects of sinomenine on morphine-dependent mice and its related neural mechanisms. Conditioned place preference (CPP) mouse model was established using morphine (9 mg/kg, s.c.), and their expression levels of TH and NR2B were observed by immunohistochemistry...
November 8, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107071/role-of-tlr4-in-olfactory-based-spatial-learning-activity-of-neonatal-mice-after-developmental-exposure-to-diesel-exhaust-origin-secondary-organic-aerosol
#5
Nay Chi Nway, Yuji Fujitani, Seishiro Hirano, Ohn Mar, Tin-Tin Win-Shwe
Exposure to ambient air pollutants has been reported to have various adverse health impacts. Ambient particulate matter comprises primary particles released directly via engine exhaust and secondary organic aerosols (SOAs) formed from oxidative reactions of the ultrafine particle fraction of diesel exhaust (DE). Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) is well known to initiate the inflammatory cascade in the central nervous system. However, whether and how DE and DE-SOA exposure influences TLR4 signaling in the immature brain remains unclear...
October 26, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076975/acute-spinal-cord-injury-diminishes-silent-synapses-in-the-rat-hippocampus
#6
Yingli Jing, Fan Bai, Hui Chen, Hao Dong
Spinal cord injury (SCI) can promote profound functional modification in various brain centers. However, the question of whether SCI can affect the generation of silent synapses that regulate neuronal plasticity in the hippocampus remains unclear. In the present studies, we demonstrated that acute SCI diminished silent synapses in hippocampus of lesioned rats. Furthermore, the SCI induced decline in silent synapses appeared to require the activation of NR2B-containing N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors. Our data show that SCI impaired synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus, suggesting that this region may serve as a potential therapeutic target for meliorating impaired brain functions after SCI...
December 6, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075536/neural-plasticity-associated-with-hippocampal-pka-creb-and-nmda-signaling-is-involved-in-the-antidepressant-effect-of-repeated-low-dose-of-yueju-pill-on-chronic-mouse-model-of-learned-helplessness
#7
Zhilu Zou, Yin Chen, Qinqin Shen, Xiaoyan Guo, Yuxuan Zhang, Gang Chen
Yueju pill is a traditional Chinese medicine formulated to treat syndromes of mood disorders. Here, we investigated the therapeutic effect of repeated low dose of Yueju in the animal model mimicking clinical long-term depression condition and the role of neural plasticity associated with PKA- (protein kinase A-) CREB (cAMP response element binding protein) and NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) signaling. We showed that a single low dose of Yueju demonstrated antidepressant effects in tests of tail suspension, forced swim, and novelty-suppressed feeding...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074416/clonidine-preconditioning-improved-cerebral-ischemia-induced-learning-and-memory-deficits-in-rats-via-erk1-2-creb-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-nr2b-pathway
#8
Yanli Li, Min Yu, Bo Zhao, Yan Wang, Yunhong Zha, Zicheng Li, Lingling Yu, Lingling Yan, Zhangao Chen, Wenjuan Zhang, Xiaoli Zeng, Zhi He
Clonidine, a classical α-2 adrenergic agonists, has been shown to antagonize brain damage caused by hypoxia, cerebral ischemia and excitotoxicity and reduce cerebral infarction volume in recent studies. We herein investigate the regulatory effect and possible underlying mechanism of clonidine on learning and memory in rats with cerebral ischemia. The cerebral ischemia rat model was established by right middle cerebral artery occlusion for 2h and reperfusion for 28 days. Drugs were administrated to the rats for consecutive 7 days intraperitoneally and once again on the day of surgery...
October 23, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059133/a-phase-ib-randomized-controlled-study-to-evaluate-the-effectiveness-of-a-single-dose-of-the-nr2b-selective-n-methyl-d-aspartate-antagonist-mk-0657-on-levodopa-induced-dyskinesias-and-motor-symptoms-in-patients-with-parkinson-disease
#9
W Joseph Herring, Christopher Assaid, Kerry Budd, Ryan Vargo, Ralph S Mazenko, Christopher Lines, Aaron Ellenbogen, Leo Verhagen Metman
OBJECTIVES: Blockade of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors containing the NR2B subunit has been shown to be therapeutic in animal models of Parkinson disease (PD). However, findings with investigational NR2B receptor antagonists in PD patients have been mixed. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of the NR2B selective N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist MK-0657 on levodopa-induced dyskinesias and motor symptoms in PD patients. METHODS: A randomized, double-blind, single-dose, 2-period crossover study was conducted in 22 patients with PD and levodopa-induced peak-dose dyskinesias...
November 2017: Clinical Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042318/mechanisms-of-%C3%AE-opioid-receptor-inhibition-of-nmda-receptor-induced-substance-p-release-in-the-rat-spinal-cord
#10
Wenling Chen, Helena S Ennes, James A McRoberts, Juan Carlos Marvizón
The interaction between NMDA receptors and μ-opioid receptors in primary afferent terminals was studied by using NMDA to induce substance P release, measured as neurokinin 1 receptor internalization. In rat spinal cord slices, the μ-opioid receptor agonists morphine, DAMGO and endomorphin-2 inhibited NMDA-induced substance P release, whereas the antagonist CTAP right-shifted the concentration response of DAMGO. In vivo, substance P release induced by intrathecal NMDA after priming with BDNF was inhibited by DAMGO...
October 16, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031852/inhibition-of-cdk5-rejuvenates-inhibitory-circuits-and-restores-experience-dependent-plasticity-in-adult-visual-cortex
#11
Yue Li, Laijian Wang, Xinxin Zhang, Mengyao Huang, Sitong Li, Xinxing Wang, Lin Chen, Bin Jiang, Yupeng Yang
Cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (Cdk5) acts as an essential modulator for neural development and neurological disorders. Here we show that Cdk5 plays a pivotal role in modulating GABAergic signaling and the maturation of visual system. In adult mouse primary visual cortex, Cdk5 formed complex with the GABA synthetic enzyme glutamate decarboxylase GAD67, but not with GAD65. In addition to enhancement in the surface level of NR2B-containing NMDA receptors, inhibition of Cdk5 reduced the protein levels of GADs and Otx2, while leaving intact the expression of vesicular GABA transporter and subunits of GABAA or AMPA receptors...
October 13, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029433/h2o2-attenuates-igf-1r-tyrosine-phosphorylation-and-its-survival-signaling-properties-in-neuronal-cells-via-nr2b-containing-nmda-receptor
#12
Zhiwen Zeng, Dejun Wang, Uma Gaur, Liao Rifang, Haitao Wang, Wenhua Zheng
Impairment of insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) signaling plays an important role in the development of neurodegeneration. In the present study, we investigated the effect of H2O2 on the survival signaling of IGF-1 and its underlying mechanisms in human neuronal cells SH-SY5Y. Our results showed that IGF-1 promoted cell survival and stimulated phosphorylation of IGF-1R as well as its downstream targets like AKT and ERK1/2 in these cells. Meanwhile, these effects of IGF-1 were abolished by H2O2 at 200μM concentration which did not cause any significant toxicity to cells itself in our experiments...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022871/a-postmortem-analysis-of-nmda-ionotropic-and-group-1-metabotropic-glutamate-receptors-in-the-nucleus-accumbens-in-schizophrenia
#13
Jeremy S Lum, Samuel J Millard, Xu-Feng Huang, Lezanne Ooi, Kelly A Newell
BACKGROUND: The nucleus accumbens (NAcc) has been implicated in the pathology and treatment of schizophrenia. Recent postmortem evidence suggests a hyperglutamatergic state in the NAcc. With the present study we aimed to explore possible glutamatergic alterations in the NAcc of a large schizophrenia cohort. METHODS: We performed immunoblots on postmortem NAcc samples from 30 individuals who had schizophrenia and 30 matched controls. We examined the protein expression of primary glutamatergic receptors, including the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor (NR1, NR2A and NR2B subunits) and the group 1 metabotropic glutamate receptor (mGluR1 and mGluR5; dimeric and monomeric forms)...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience: JPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021742/neuroprotective-mechanisms-of-lycium-barbarum-polysaccharides-against-ischemic-insults-by-regulating-nr2b-and-nr2a-containing-nmda-receptor-signaling-pathways
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Zhongshan Shi, Lihui Zhu, Tingting Li, Xiaoya Tang, Yonghui Xiang, Xinjia Han, Luoxing Xia, Ling Zeng, Junhua Nie, Yongxia Huang, Chi Kwan Tsang, Ying Wang, Zhigang Lei, Zaocheng Xu, Kwok-Fai So, Yiwen Ruan
Glutamate excitotoxicity plays an important role in neuronal death after ischemia. However, all clinical trials using glutamate receptor inhibitors have failed. This may be related to the evidence that activation of different subunit of NMDA receptor will induce different effects. Many studies have shown that activation of the intrasynaptic NR2A subunit will stimulate survival signaling pathways, whereas upregulation of extrasynaptic NR2B will trigger apoptotic pathways. A Lycium barbarum polysaccharide (LBP) is a mixed compound extracted from Lycium barbarum fruit...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975519/developmental-exposure-to-pesticides-alters-motor-activity-and-coordination-in-rats-sex-differences-and-underlying-mechanisms
#15
B Gómez-Giménez, V Felipo, A Cabrera-Pastor, A Agustí, V Hernández-Rabaza, M Llansola
It has been proposed that developmental exposure to pesticides contributes to increasing prevalence of neurodevelopmental disorders in children, such as attention deficit with hyperactivity (ADHD) and to alterations in coordination skills. However, the mechanisms involved in these alterations remain unclear. We analyzed the effects on spontaneous motor activity and motor coordination of developmental exposure to a representative pesticide of each one of the four main chemical families: organophosphates (chlorpyrifos), carbamates (carbaryl), organochlorines (endosulfan), and pyrethroids (cypermethrin)...
October 3, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975052/trichoplax-adhaerens-reveals-a-network-of-nuclear-receptors-sensitive-to-9-cis-retinoic-acid-at-the-base-of-metazoan-evolution
#16
Jan Philipp Novotný, Ahmed Ali Chughtai, Markéta Kostrouchová, Veronika Kostrouchová, David Kostrouch, Filip Kaššák, Radek Kaňa, Bernd Schierwater, Marta Kostrouchová, Zdenek Kostrouch
Trichoplax adhaerens, the only known species of Placozoa is likely to be closely related to an early metazoan that preceded branching of Cnidaria and Bilateria. This animal species is surprisingly well adapted to free life in the World Ocean inhabiting tidal costal zones of oceans and seas with warm to moderate temperatures and shallow waters. The genome of T. adhaerens (sp. Grell) includes four nuclear receptors, namely orthologue of RXR (NR2B), HNF4 (NR2A), COUP-TF (NR2F) and ERR (NR3B) that show a high degree of similarity with human orthologues...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959188/nmda-receptors-contribute-to-retrograde-synaptic-transmission-from-ganglion-cell-photoreceptors-to-dopaminergic-amacrine-cells
#17
Lei-Lei Liu, Nathan J Spix, Dao-Qi Zhang
Recently, a line of evidence has demonstrated that the vertebrate retina possesses a novel retrograde signaling pathway. In this pathway, phototransduction is initiated by the photopigment melanopsin, which is expressed in a small population of retinal ganglion cells. These ganglion cell photoreceptors then signal to dopaminergic amacrine cells (DACs) through glutamatergic synapses, influencing visual light adaptation. We have previously demonstrated that in Mg(2+)-containing solution, α-amino-3-hydroxyl-5-methyl-4-isoxazole-propionate (AMPA) receptors mediate this glutamatergic transmission...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956947/effects-of-intra-accumbal-administration-of-dopamine-and-ionotropic-glutamate-receptor-drugs-on-delay-discounting-performance-in-rats
#18
Justin R Yates, Michael T Bardo
Nucleus accumbens core (NAcc) has been implicated in impulsive choice, as measured in delay discounting. The role of dopamine (DA) in impulsive choice has received considerable attention, whereas glutamate (Glu) has recently been shown to be an important mediator of discounting. However, research has not examined how DA or Glu receptors in NAcc mediate different aspects of delay discounting performance, that is, (a) sensitivity to reinforcer magnitude and (b) sensitivity to delayed reinforcement. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were first trained in a delay discounting task, in which the delay to a large magnitude food reinforcer increased across blocks of trials...
October 2017: Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943883/in-silico-analysis-of-binding-interaction-of-conantokins-with-nmda-receptors-for-potential-therapeutic-use-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#19
Maleeha Waqar, Sidra Batool
BACKGROUND: The N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors are glutamate receptors that play vital roles in central nervous system development and are involved in synaptic plasticity, which is an essential process for learning and memory. The subunit N-methyl D-aspartate receptor subtype 2B (NR2B) is the chief excitatory neurotransmitter receptor in the mammalian brain. Disturbances in the neurotransmission mediated by the NMDA receptor are caused by its overexposure to glutamate neurotransmitter and can be treated by its binding to an antagonist...
2017: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins Including Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934194/arginine-vasopressin-ameliorates-spatial-learning-impairments-in-chronic-cerebral-hypoperfusion-via-v1a-receptor-and-autophagy-signaling-partially
#20
C Yang, X Zhang, J Gao, M Wang, Z Yang
Chronic cerebral hypoperfusion (CCH) is a major factor contributing to neurological disorders and cognitive decline. Autophagy activation is believed to provide both beneficial and detrimental roles during hypoxic/ischemic cellular injury. Although arginine vasopressin (AVP) has been strongly involved in many behaviors, especially in learning and memory, the effects of AVP on CCH and their molecular mechanisms remain unclear. Here, to investigate whether there was neuroprotective effects of AVP on CCH through V1a receptor (an AVP receptor) signaling, permanent bilateral carotid arteries occlusion (two vessel occlusion, 2VO) was used to establish a rat model of CCH, and hypertonic saline (5...
July 18, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
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