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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032150/functional-analysis-of-schizophrenia-genes-using-geneanalytics-program-and-integrated-databases
#1
Tharani Sundararajan, Ann M Manzardo, Merlin G Butler
Schizophrenia (SCZ) is a chronic debilitating neuropsychiatric disorder with multiple risk factors involving numerous complex genetic influences. We examined and updated a master list of clinically relevant and susceptibility genes associated with SCZ reported in the literature and genomic databases dedicated to gene discovery for characterization of SCZ genes. We used the commercially available GeneAnalytics computer-based gene analysis program and integrated genomic databases to create a molecular profile of the updated list of 608 SCZ genes to model their impact in select categories (tissues and cells, diseases, pathways, biological processes, molecular functions, phenotypes and compounds) using specialized GeneAnalytics algorithms...
October 12, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981847/familial-risk-and-a-genome-wide-supported-drd2-variant-for-schizophrenia-predict-lateral-prefrontal-amygdala-effective-connectivity-during-emotion-processing
#2
Tiziana Quarto, Isabella Paparella, Davide De Tullio, Giovanna Viscanti, Leonardo Fazio, Paolo Taurisano, Raffaella Romano, Antonio Rampino, Rita Masellis, Teresa Popolizio, Pierluigi Selvaggi, Giulio Pergola, Alessandro Bertolino, Giuseppe Blasi
The brain functional mechanisms translating genetic risk into emotional symptoms in schizophrenia (SCZ) may include abnormal functional integration between areas key for emotion processing, such as the amygdala and the lateral prefrontal cortex (LPFC). Indeed, investigation of these mechanisms is also complicated by emotion processing comprising different subcomponents and by disease-associated state variables. Here, our aim was to investigate the relationship between risk for SCZ and effective connectivity between the amygdala and the LPFC during different subcomponents of emotion processing...
September 16, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965318/the-drd2-taq1a-a1-allele-may-magnify-the-risk-of-alzheimer-s-in-aging-african-americans
#3
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Kenneth Blum, Rajendra D Badgaiyan, Georgia M Dunston, David Baron, Edward J Modestino, Thomas McLaughlin, Bruce Steinberg, Mark S Gold, Marjorie C Gondré-Lewis
Alzheimer's disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys cognitive skills and the ability to perform the simplest tasks. More than 5 million Americans are afflicted with Alzheimer's; a disorder which ranks third, just behind heart disease and cancer, as a cause of death for older people. With no real cure and in spite of enormous efforts worldwide, the disease remains a mystery in terms of treatment. Importantly, African-Americans are two times as likely as Whites to develop late-onset Alzheimer's disease and less likely to receive timely diagnosis and treatment...
September 30, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964731/time-and-dose-related-effects-of-a-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonist-and-dopamine-antagonist-on-reproduction-in-the-northern-leopard-frog-lithobates-pipiens
#4
Maria Vu, Bradley Weiler, Vance L Trudeau
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) stimulates luteinizing hormone release to control ovulation and spermiation in vertebrates. Dopamine (DA) has a clear inhibitory role in the control of reproduction in numerous teleosts, and emerging evidence suggests that similar mechanisms may exist in amphibians. The interactions between GnRH and DA on spawning success and pituitary gene expression in the Northern leopard frog (Lithobates pipiens) were therefore investigated. Frogs were injected during the natural breeding season with a GnRH agonist [GnRH-A; (Des-Gly(10), D-Ala(6), Pro-NHEt(9))-LHRH; 0...
December 1, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963856/dopamine-d2-receptor-signaling-controls-inflammation-in-acute-pancreatitis-via-pp2a-dependent-akt-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
#5
Xiao Han, Bin Li, Xin Ye, Tunike Mulatibieke, Jianghong Wu, Juanjuan Dai, Deqing Wu, Jianbo Ni, Ruling Zhang, Jing Xue, Rong Wan, Xingpeng Wang, Guoyong Hu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Dopamine (DA) has multiple anti-inflammatory effects, but its role and molecular mechanism in acute pancreatitis (AP) is unclear. We investigated the role of DA signaling on inflammatory response in AP. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: We analyzed the changes of pancreatic dopaminergic system and effects of DA, antagonists and agonists of DA receptor (DRD)1 and 2 in wild-type and pancreas-specific Drd2(-/-) mice with AP (induced by caerulein and lipopolysaccharide or L-Arginine) or in pancreatic acinar cells with or without CCK stimulation...
September 30, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940477/camp-levels-in-lymphocytes-and-cd4-regulatory-t-cell-functions-are-affected-by-dopamine-receptor-gene-polymorphisms
#6
Marco Cosentino, Natasa Kustrimovic, Marco Ferrari, Emanuela Rasini, Franca Marino
The neurotransmitter dopamine (DA) has prominent effects in the immune system and between the immune cells, CD4+ regulatory T lymphocytes (Treg), a specialized T cell subsets crucial for the control of immune homeostasis, are especially sensitive to DA. Dopaminergic receptors (DR) are grouped into two families according to their pharmacological profile and main second messenger coupling: the D1 -like (D1 and D5 ) which activate adenylate cyclase and the D2 -like (D2 , D3 and D4 ) which inhibit adenylate cyclase and exist in several variants, which have been associated to clinical conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, substance abuse and addiction...
September 20, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937693/genome-wide-association-study-of-alcohol-consumption-and-genetic-overlap-with-other-health-related-traits-in-uk-biobank-n-112%C3%A2-117
#7
T-K Clarke, M J Adams, G Davies, D M Howard, L S Hall, S Padmanabhan, A D Murray, B H Smith, A Campbell, C Hayward, D J Porteous, I J Deary, A M McIntosh
Alcohol consumption has been linked to over 200 diseases and is responsible for over 5% of the global disease burden. Well-known genetic variants in alcohol metabolizing genes, for example, ALDH2 and ADH1B, are strongly associated with alcohol consumption but have limited impact in European populations where they are found at low frequency. We performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of self-reported alcohol consumption in 112 117 individuals in the UK Biobank (UKB) sample of white British individuals...
October 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935933/exploring-genetic-influences-underlying-acute-aerobic-exercise-effects-on-motor-learning
#8
Cameron S Mang, Lisa M McEwen, Julia L MacIsaac, Nicholas J Snow, Kristin L Campbell, Michael S Kobor, Colin J D Ross, Lara A Boyd
The objective of the current work was to evaluate whether the effects of acute aerobic exercise on motor learning were dependent on genetic variants impacting brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF val66met polymorphism) and the dopamine D2 receptor (DRD2/ANKK1 glu713lys polymorphism) in humans. A retrospective analysis was performed to determine whether these polymorphisms influence data from our two previous studies, which both demonstrated that a single bout of aerobic exercise prior to motor practice enhanced implicit motor learning...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929131/spontaneous-eye-blink-rate-ebr-is-uncorrelated-with-dopamine-d2-receptor-availability-and-unmodulated-by-dopamine-agonism-in-healthy-adults
#9
Linh C Dang, Gregory R Samanez-Larkin, Jaime J Castrellon, Scott F Perkins, Ronald L Cowan, Paul A Newhouse, David H Zald
Spontaneous eye blink rate (EBR) has been proposed as a noninvasive, inexpensive marker of dopamine functioning. Support for a relation between EBR and dopamine function comes from observations that EBR is altered in populations with dopamine dysfunction and EBR changes under a dopaminergic manipulation. However, the evidence across the literature is inconsistent and incomplete. A direct correlation between EBR and dopamine function has so far been observed only in nonhuman animals. Given significant interest in using EBR as a proxy for dopamine function, this study aimed to verify a direct association in healthy, human adults...
September 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927418/a-systematic-review-and-integrative-approach-to-decode-the-common-molecular-link-between-levodopa-response-and-parkinson-s-disease
#10
Debleena Guin, Manish Kumar Mishra, Puneet Talwar, Chitra Rawat, Suman S Kushwaha, Shrikant Kukreti, Ritushree Kukreti
BACKGROUND: PD is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder commonly treated by levodopa. The findings from genetic studies on adverse effects (ADRs) and levodopa efficacy are mostly inconclusive. Here, we aim to identify predictive genetic biomarkers for levodopa response (LR) and determine common molecular link with disease susceptibility. A systematic review for LR was conducted for ADR, and drug efficacy, independently. All included articles were assessed for methodological quality on 14 parameters...
September 19, 2017: BMC Medical Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925317/dopamine-supersensitivity-psychosis-in-schizophrenia-concepts-and-implications-in-clinical-practice
#11
Yusuke Nakata, Nobuhisa Kanahara, Masaomi Iyo
Dopamine supersensitivity psychosis (DSP) is observed in patients with schizophrenia under antipsychotic treatment, and it is characterized by rebound psychosis, an uncontrollable psychotic episode following a stable state and tardive dyskinesia. DSP, first described in patients taking typical antipsychotics in the late 1970s, sometimes appears even in patients who are treated with current atypical antipsychotics. It was recently demonstrated that DSP can have a negative impact on the long-term prognosis of schizophrenia patients and that DSP could be involved in the etiology of some cases of treatment-resistant schizophrenia...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902910/pituitary-genomic-expression-profiles-of-steers-are-altered-by-grazing-of-high-vs-low-endophyte-infected-tall-fescue-forages
#12
Qing Li, Raquel Hegge, Phillip J Bridges, James C Matthews
Consumption of ergot alkaloid-containing tall fescue grass impairs several metabolic, vascular, growth, and reproductive processes in cattle, collectively producing a clinical condition known as "fescue toxicosis." Despite the apparent association between pituitary function and these physiological parameters, including depressed serum prolactin; no reports describe the effect of fescue toxicosis on pituitary genomic expression profiles. To identify candidate regulatory mechanisms, we compared the global and selected targeted mRNA expression patterns of pituitaries collected from beef steers that had been randomly assigned to undergo summer-long grazing (89 to 105 d) of a high-toxic endophyte-infected tall fescue pasture (HE; 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890000/maternal-drd2-slc6a3-and-oxtr-genotypes-as-potential-moderators-of-the-relation-between-maternal-history-of-care-and-maternal-cortisol-secretion-in-the-context-of-mother-infant-separation
#13
Jaclyn A Ludmer, Brittany Jamieson, Andrea Gonzalez, Robert Levitan, James Kennedy, Vanessa Villani, Mario Masellis, Vincenzo S Basile, Leslie Atkinson
A mother's cortisol secretion is importantly associated with her own mental health and her infant's cortisol secretion. This study investigated the influences of maternal history of care and maternal DRD2, SLC6A3, and OXTR genotypes on maternal cortisol in the context of infant stress. A community sample of 296 mother-infant dyads completed a maternal separation at infant age 17 months. Maternal salivary cortisol, buccal cells, and self-reported history of care were collected. Multilevel models revealed that history of care had a greater influence on maternal baseline cortisol (but not cortisol trajectory) for mothers with more plasticity alleles of SLC6A3 (10R) and OXTR (G), relative to mothers with fewer or no plasticity alleles...
September 7, 2017: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883047/intrinsic-exercise-capacity-in-rats-influences-dopamine-neuroplasticity-induced-by-physical-training
#14
Patricia C R Rabelo, Nayara Abreu Coelho Horta, Letícia Maria Souza Cordeiro, Maristela O Poletini, Cândido Celso Coimbra, Raphael Escorsim Szawka, Danusa Dias Soares
The study evaluates whether the intrinsic capacity for physical exercise influences dopamine neuroplasticity induced by physical training. Male rats were submitted to 3 progressive tests until fatigue. Based on the maximal time of exercise (TE), rats were considered as low-performance (LP), standard-performance (SP) or high-performance (HP) to exercise. Eight animals from each group (LP, SP and HP) were randomly subdivided in sedentary (SED) or trained (TR). Physical training was performed during six weeks...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871191/pharmacogenetics-of-methylphenidate-in-childhood-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-long-term-effects
#15
Clara I Gomez-Sanchez, Juan J Carballo, Rosa Riveiro-Alvarez, Victor Soto-Insuga, Maria Rodrigo, Ignacio Mahillo-Fernandez, Francisco Abad-Santos, Rafael Dal-Ré, Carmen Ayuso
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder in which a significant proportion of patients do not respond to treatment. The objective of this study was to examine the role of genetic risk variants in the response to treatment with methylphenidate (MPH). The effectiveness of MPH was evaluated based on variations in the CGI-S and CGAS scales over a 12-month treatment period using linear mixed effects models. A total of 208 ADHD patients and 34 polymorphisms were included in the analysis...
September 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869277/polymorphisms-in-dopamine-associated-genes-and-cognitive-decline-in-parkinson-s-disease
#16
D Bäckström, M Eriksson Domellöf, G Granåsen, J Linder, S Mayans, E Elgh, H Zetterberg, K Blennow, L Forsgren
OBJECTIVES: Cognitive decline is common in Parkinson's disease (PD), but the underlying mechanisms for this complication are incompletely understood. Genotypes affecting dopamine transmission may be of importance. This study investigates whether genotypes associated with reduced prefrontal dopaminergic tone and/or reduced dopamine D2-receptor availability (Catechol-O-methyltransferase [COMT] Val(158) Met genotype and DRD2 C(957) T genotype) affect the development of cognitive deficits in PD...
September 4, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860974/striatal-distribution-and-cytoarchitecture-of-dopamine-receptor-subtype-1-and-2-evidence-from-double-labeling-transgenic-mice
#17
Keke Ren, Baolin Guo, Chunqiu Dai, Han Yao, Tangna Sun, Xia Liu, Zhantao Bai, Wenting Wang, Shengxi Wu
As the main input nucleus of the basal ganglion, the striatum executes different functions, including motivation, reward and attention. The functions of the striatum highly rely on its subregions that receive projections from various cortical areas and the distribution of striatonigral neurons that express D1 dopamine (DA) receptors (or D1 medium-sized spiny neurons, D1 MSNs) and striatopallidal neurons that express D2 DA receptors (or D2 MSNs). Using bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) transgenic mice, several studies have recently been performed on the spatial distribution of D1 and D2 MSNs...
2017: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854834/drd2-and-ankk1-genes-associate-with-late-onset-heroin-dependence-in-men
#18
Chang-Chih Tsou, Han-Wei Chou, Pei-Shen Ho, Shin-Chang Kuo, Chun-Yen Chen, Chang-Chih Huang, Chih-Sung Liang, Ru-Band Lu, San-Yuan Huang
OBJECTIVES: Dopamine plays an important role in reward system of heroin dependence (HD), and dopaminergic D2 receptor (DRD2) gene is a candidate for the aetiology of HD. Ankyrin repeat and kinase domain containing 1 (ANKK1) gene is proximal to DRD2 and may influence its expression. We explored whether DRD2 and ANKK1 associate with occurrence of HD, and whether the genetic variants influence personality traits in male patients with HD. METHODS: DRD2/ANKK1 polymorphisms were analysed in 950 unrelated Han Chinese male participants (601 HD patients and 349 healthy controls)...
September 25, 2017: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830816/klf15-regulates-dopamine-d2-receptor-and-participates-in-mouse-models-of-neuropathic-pain
#19
Junfei Zhou, Fang Wang, Chang Xu, Zipeng Zhou, Wei Zhang
Neuropathic pain is caused by damage to the nervous system, resulting in aberrant pain. The mechanism underlying neuropathic pain remains largely unknown. Krüppel-like factor 15 (KLF15) is a member of the Krüppel-like factor family of transcriptional factors. Here in this study, we aimed to investigate the potential role of the transcriptional factor KLF15 in neuropathic pain. The mRNA and protein levels of Klf15 were significantly increased in the neurons of mouse undergoing neuropathic pain induced by sciatic nerve chronic constrictive injury (CCI) or unilateral spared nerve injury (SNI)...
October 14, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821448/cognitive-impairment-and-gene-expression-alterations-in-a-rodent-model-of-binge-eating-disorder
#20
Anjali Chawla, Zachary A Cordner, Gretha Boersma, Timothy H Moran
Binge eating disorder (BED) is defined as recurrent, distressing over-consumption of palatable food (PF) in a short time period. Clinical studies suggest that individuals with BED may have impairments in cognitive processes, executive functioning, impulse control, and decision-making, which may play a role in sustaining binge eating behavior. These clinical reports, however, are limited and often conflicting. In this study, we used a limited access rat model of binge-like behavior in order to further explore the effects of binge eating on cognition...
October 15, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
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