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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529112/myeloid-differentiation-factor-88-is-up-regulated-in-epileptic-brain-and-contributes-to-experimental-seizures-in-rats
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Na Wang, Xiong Han, Haipeng Liu, Ting Zhao, Jie Li, Yan Feng, Xiujuan Mi, Yanke Zhang, Yanan Chen, Xuefeng Wang
Accumulating evidence supports that activation of inflammatory pathways is a crucial factor contributing to the pathogenesis of seizures. In particular, the activation of interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β) system exerts proconvulsant effects in a large variety of seizure models. Myeloid differentiation factor 88 (MyD88) is a critical adaptor protein in the signaling cascade elicited by IL-1β. The present study aimed to investigate the expression pattern of MyD88 in rat models of seizures and in patients with refractory temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), and to study the role of MyD88 in epileptic seizures...
May 18, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520739/timing-dependent-ltp-and-ltd-in-mouse-primary-visual-cortex-following-different-visual-deprivation-models
#2
Yatu Guo, Wei Zhang, Xia Chen, Junhong Fu, Wenbo Cheng, Desheng Song, Xiaolei Qu, Zhuo Yang, Kanxing Zhao
Visual deprivation during the critical period induces long-lasting changes in cortical circuitry by adaptively modifying neuro-transmission and synaptic connectivity at synapses. Spike timing-dependent plasticity (STDP) is considered a strong candidate for experience-dependent changes. However, the visual deprivation forms that affect timing-dependent long-term potentiation(LTP) and long-term depression(LTD) remain unclear. Here, we demonstrated the temporal window changes of tLTP and tLTD, elicited by coincidental pre- and post-synaptic firing, following different modes of 6-day visual deprivation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505381/insulin-resistance-disrupts-the-interaction-between-akt-and-the-nmda-receptor-and-the-inactivation-of-the-camkiv-creb-pathway-in-minimal-hepatic-encephalopathy
#3
Saidan Ding, Weishan Zhuge, Jianjing Yang, Fangfang Wen, Zhu Xu, Xuebao Wang, Qichuan Zhuge
Hepatic cirrhosis-induced Minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE) has been characterized for cognitive dysfunction and central nervous system (CNS) insulin resistance (IR) has been acknowledged to be closely correlated with cognitive impairment while hepatic cirrhosis has been recognized to induce IR . Thus, this study aimed to investigate whether CNS IR occurred in MHE and induced MHE, as well as the underlying mechanism. We found IR in the MHE rats, an especially decreased level of the insulin receptor (InsR), and an increased serine phosphorylation of IRS1 in CNS...
May 15, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487251/prenatal-exposure-to-lambda-cyhalothrin-impairs-memory-in-developing-rats-role-of-nmda-receptor-induced-post-synaptic-signalling-in-hippocampus
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Yogesh K Dhuriya, Pranay Srivastava, Rajendra K Shukla, Richa Gupta, Dhirendra Singh, Devendra Parmar, Aditya B Pant, Vinay K Khanna
Effect of prenatal exposure to lambda-cyhalothrin (LCT) has been assessed on the integrity of NMDA receptors and associated post-synaptic signalling in hippocampus of developing rats. Decrease in the binding of 3H-MK 801, known to label NMDA receptors was observed in hippocampus of rats prenatally exposed to LCT (1 and 3mg/kg body weight) on PD22, compared to controls. Consistent with this, decrease in the mRNA and protein expression of NR1 and NR2B subunits of NMDA receptors was evident in rats prenatally exposed to LCT (1 and 3mg/kg body weight) on PD22...
May 6, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473802/the-subiculum-a-potential-site-of-ictogenesis-in-a-neonatal-seizure-model
#5
Xin-Xin Wang, Yong-Hua Li, Hai-Qing Gong, Pei-Ji Liang, Pu-Ming Zhang, Qin-Chi Lu
Studies have reported that the subiculum is one origin of interictal-like discharges in adult patients with temporal lobe epilepsy; however, whether the subiculum represents a site of ictogenesis for neonatal seizures remains unclear. In this study, multi-electrode recording techniques were used to record epileptiform discharges induced by low-Mg(2+) or high-K(+) artificial cerebrospinal fluid in neonatal mouse hippocampal slices, and the spatiotemporal dynamics of the epileptiform discharges were analyzed...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469561/increased-susceptibility-to-ischemic-brain-injury-in-neuroplastin-65-deficient-mice-likely-via-glutamate-excitotoxicity
#6
Yuhui Hu, Qin Zhan, Haibo Zhang, Xiaoqing Liu, Liang Huang, Huanhuan Li, Qionglan Yuan
Cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) are involved in synaptic plasticity and neuronal survival in the adult brain. Neuroplastin 65 (Np65), one member of the immunoglobulin superfamily of CAMs, is brain-specific and highly expressed in rodent forebrain. The roles of Np65 in synaptic plasticity have been confirmed, however, whether Np65 affects neuronal survival remains unknown. To address this gap, we generated, to our knowledge, the first Np65 knockout (KO) mice. By occluding middle cerebral artery to perform ischemic stroke model, we showed that Np65 KO mice exhibited more severe neurological deficits and larger infarction volume measured by TTC staining and more apoptotic cells confirmed by TUNEL staining compared to wild type (WT) mice...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462940/chronic-nicotine-alters-corticostriatal-plasticity-in-the-striatopallidal-pathway-mediated-by-nr2b-containing-silent-synapses
#7
Jianxun Xia, Allison M Meyers, Jeff A Beeler
Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. and success rates for quitting remain low. High relapse rates are attributed to pervasive nicotine-reinforced associative learning of incentive cues that is highly resistant to extinction. Why such learning is so persistent is poorly understood but may arise as a consequence of neuroadaptations in synaptic plasticity induced by chronic nicotine. We used whole-cell patch clamp recording to investigate the effect of chronic nicotine (cNIC) on synaptic plasticity in dopamine D2 receptor-expressing medium spiny neurons in the indirect, striatopallidal pathway in dorsolateral striatum...
May 2, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434791/neuronal-cells-derived-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-as-a-functional-tool-of-melanocortin-system
#8
Nobuko Yamada-Goto, Yukari Ochi, Goro Katsuura, Yui Yamashita, Ken Ebihara, Michio Noguchi, Junji Fujikura, Daisuke Taura, Masakatsu Sone, Kiminori Hosoda, Paul E Gottschall, Kazuwa Nakao
BACKGROUND: The preparation of human neurons derived from human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells can serve as a potential tool for evaluating the physiological and pathophysiological properties of human neurons and for drug development. METHODS: In the present study, the functional activity in neuronal cells differentiated from human iPS cells was observed. RESULTS: The differentiated cells expressed mRNAs for classical neuronal markers (microtubule-associated protein 2, β-tubulin III, calbindin 1, synaptophysin and postsynaptic density protein 95) and for subunits of various excitatory and inhibitory transmitters (NR1, NR2A, NR2B, GABAA α1)...
April 7, 2017: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432288/overexpression-of-human-nr2b-receptor-subunit-in-lman-causes-stuttering-and-song-sequence-changes-in-adult-zebra-finches
#9
Mukta Chakraborty, Liang-Fu Chen, Emma E Fridel, Marguerita E Klein, Rebecca A Senft, Abhra Sarkar, Erich D Jarvis
Zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) learn to produce songs in a manner reminiscent of spoken language development in humans. One candidate gene implicated in influencing learning is the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) subtype 2B glutamate receptor (NR2B). Consistent with this idea, NR2B levels are high in the song learning nucleus LMAN (lateral magnocellular nucleus of the anterior nidopallium) during juvenile vocal learning, and decreases to low levels in adults after learning is complete and the song becomes more stereotyped...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424976/the-involvement-of-nr2b-and-tau-protein-in-mg132-induced-creb-dephosphorylation
#10
Min Xie, Yuan Li, Shao-Hui Wang, Qun-Tao Yu, Xin Meng, Xiao-Mei Liao
Transcription factor cAMP response element-binding protein (CREB) plays a critical role in memory formation. Ubiquitin-proteasome system-dependent protein degradation affects the upstream signaling pathways which regulate CREB activity. However, the molecular mechanisms of proteasome inhibition on reductive CREB activity are still unclear. The current study demonstrated that MG132-inhibited proteasome activity resulted in a dose dependence of CREB dephosphorylation at Ser133 as well as decreased phosphorylation of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor subunit NR2B (Tyr1472) and its tyrosine protein kinase Fyn (Tyr416)...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421533/changes-in-the-prefrontal-glutamatergic-and-parvalbumin-systems-of-mice-exposed-to-unpredictable-chronic-stress
#11
Ryan Shepard, Laurence Coutellier
The prefrontal cortex (PFC) is highly sensitive to the effects of stress, a known risk factor of mood disorders including anxiety and depression. Abnormalities in PFC functioning have been well described in humans displaying stress-induced depressive symptoms, and hypoactivity of the PFC is now recognized to be a key feature of the depressed brain. However, little is known about the causes and mechanisms leading to this altered prefrontal functional activity in the context of stress-related mood disorders. We previously showed that unpredictable chronic mild stress (UCMS) in mice increases prefrontal expression of parvalbumin (PV), an activity-dependent calcium-binding albumin protein expressed in a specific subtype of GABAergic neurons, highlighting a potential mechanism through which chronic stress leads to hypofunction of the PFC...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407141/sensory-deprivation-triggers-synaptic-and-intrinsic-plasticity-in-the-hippocampus
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Hila Milshtein-Parush, Samuel Frere, Limor Regev, Coren Lahav, Amit Benbenishty, Shamgar Ben-Eliyahu, Inbal Goshen, Inna Slutsky
Hippocampus, a temporal lobe structure involved in learning and memory, receives information from all sensory modalities. Despite extensive research on the role of sensory experience in cortical map plasticity, little is known about whether and how sensory experience regulates functioning of the hippocampal circuits. Here, we show that 9 ± 2 days of whisker deprivation during early mouse development depresses activity of CA3 pyramidal neurons by several principal mechanisms: decrease in release probability, increase in the fraction of silent synapses, and reduction in intrinsic excitability...
April 12, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393079/tyrosine-phosphorylation-of-nr2b-contributes-to-chronic-migraines-via-increased-expression-of-cgrp-in-rats
#13
Xiping Liang, Sha Wang, Guangcheng Qin, Jingmei Xie, Ge Tan, Jiying Zhou, Devin W McBride, Lixue Chen
Tyrosine phosphorylation of NR2B (NR2B-pTyr), a subunit of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor, has been reported to develop central sensitization and persistent pain in the spine, but its effect in chronic migraines has not been examined. We hypothesized that tyrosine phosphorylation of NR2B contributes to chronic migraines (CM) through calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) in rats. Ninety-four male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to seven inflammatory soup (IS) injections. In a subset of animals, the time course and location of NR2B tyrosine phosphorylation were detected by western blot and immunofluorescence double staining...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391945/particulate-matter-pm2-5-exposure-season-dependently-induces-neuronal-apoptosis-and-synaptic-injuries
#14
Minjun Chen, Ben Li, Nan Sang
Epidemiological studies have shown that particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5) not only increases the incidence of cardiopulmonary illnesses but also relates to the development of neurodegenerative diseases. Considering that PM2.5 is highly heterogeneous with regional disparity and seasonal variation, we investigated whether PM2.5 exposure induced neuronal apoptosis and synaptic injuries in a season-dependent manner. The results indicated that PM2.5 altered the expression of apoptosis-related proteins (mainly bax and bcl-2), activated caspase-3 and caused neuronal apoptosis...
April 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386044/foxp3-exhibits-antiepileptic-effects-in-ictogenesis-involved-in-tlr4-signaling
#15
Fa-Xiang Wang, Xiao-Yi Xiong, Qi Zhong, Zhao-You Meng, Hui Yang, Qing-Wu Yang
Inflammatory processes play critical roles in epileptogenesis but the exact mechanisms that underlie these processes are still not completely understood. In this study, we investigated the role of forkhead transcription factor 3 (Foxp3), a transcription factor that is involved in T-cell differentiation, in epileptogenesis. In both human epileptic tissues and experimental seizure models, we found significant up-regulation of Foxp3 in neurons and glial cells. Of importance, Foxp3(-/-) mice were susceptible to kainic acid-induced seizures, whereas overexpression of Foxp3 reduced acute seizure occurrence and decreased chronic seizure recurrence...
April 6, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379535/the-role-of-mir-539-in-the-anterior-cingulate-cortex-in-chronic-neuropathic-pain
#16
Mingxia Ding, Weihong Shen, Yifeng Hu
Objective. : This study explored the putative mechanisms of miRNAs in the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) in modulation of neuropathic pain induced by chronic constriction injury (CCI) of the sciatic nerve. Design and Methods.:  MiRNA microarray and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) were used to examine miRNA expression profile in the ACC after CCI of the sciatic nerve. MiRNA mimics were then used to examine the role of miR-539 in the ACC in modulation of NR2B subunit expression and neuropathic pain in rats...
March 30, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358144/novel-conjugates-of-aminoadamantanes-with-carbazole-derivatives-as-potential-multitarget-agents-for-ad-treatment
#17
Sergey O Bachurin, Elena F Shevtsova, Galina F Makhaeva, Vladimir V Grigoriev, Natalia P Boltneva, Nadezhda V Kovaleva, Sofya V Lushchekina, Pavel N Shevtsov, Margarita E Neganova, Olga M Redkozubova, Elena V Bovina, Alexey V Gabrelyan, Vladimir P Fisenko, Vladimir B Sokolov, Alexey Yu Aksinenko, Valentina Echeverria, George E Barreto, Gjumrakch Aliev
A new group of compounds, promising for the design of original multitarget therapeutic agents for treating neurodegenerative diseases, based on conjugates of aminoadamantane and carbazole derivatives was synthesized and investigated. Compounds of these series were found to interact with a group of targets that play an important role in the development of this type of diseases. First of all, these compounds selectively inhibit butyrylcholinesterase, block NMDA receptors containing NR2B subunits while maintaining the properties of MK-801 binding site blockers, exert microtubules stabilizing properties, and possess the ability to protect nerve cells from death at the calcium overload conditions...
March 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355693/-influence-of-occupational-aluminum-exposure-on-cognitive-function-and-glutamate-receptor-protein-expression-in-workers
#18
P Ren, R Li, Y Z Yuan, X T Lu, Q Niu
Objective: To investigate the influence of occupational aluminum exposure on cognitive function and glutamate receptor protein expression in peripheral blood lymphocytes in workers and the possibility of glutamate receptor being used as a biomarker for cognitive impairment in aluminum workers. Methods: From October to December, 2014, cluster sampling was performed to select 121 workers in aluminum electrolysis workshop as exposure group and 231 workers in thermoelectric workshop and logistics department as control group...
February 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346321/growth-arrest-and-dna-damage-inducible-protein-45%C3%AE-mediated-dna-demethylation-of-voltage-dependent-t-type-calcium-channel-3-2-subunit-enhances-neuropathic-allodynia-after-nerve-injury-in-rats
#19
Cheng-Yuan Lai, Ming-Chun Hsieh, Yu-Cheng Ho, An-Sheng Lee, Hsueh-Hsiao Wang, Jen-Kun Cheng, Yat-Pang Chau, Hsien-Yu Peng
BACKGROUND: Growth arrest and DNA-damage-inducible protein 45β reactivates methylation-silenced neural plasticity-associated genes through DNA demethylation. However, growth arrest and DNA-damage-inducible protein 45β-dependent demethylation contributes to neuropathic allodynia-associated spinal plasticity remains unclear. METHODS: Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats (654 out of 659) received a spinal nerve ligation or a sham operation with or without intrathecal application of one of the following: growth arrest and DNA-damage-inducible protein 45β messenger RNA-targeted small interfering RNA, lentiviral vector expressing growth arrest and DNA-damage-inducible protein 45β, Ro 25-6981 (an NR2B-bearing N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist), or KN-93 (a calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II antagonist) were used for behavioral measurements, Western blotting, immunofluorescence, dot blots, detection of unmodified cytosine enrichment at cytosine-phosphate-guanine site, chromatin immunoprecipitation quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis, and slice recordings...
March 27, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314129/crack-cocaine-inhalation-induces-schizophrenia-like-symptoms-and-molecular-alterations-in-mice-prefrontal-cortex
#20
Lorena Bianchine Areal, Alice Laschuk Herlinger, Fabrício Souza Pelição, Cristina Martins-Silva, Rita Gomes Wanderley Pires
Crack cocaine (crack) addiction represents a major social and health burden, especially seeing as users are more prone to engage in criminal and violent acts. Crack users show a higher prevalence of psychiatric comorbidities - particularly antisocial personality disorders - when compared to powder cocaine users. They also develop cognitive deficits related mainly to executive functions, including working memory. It is noteworthy that stimulant drugs can induce psychotic states, which appear to mimic some symptoms of schizophrenia among users...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
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