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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149884/predictors-of-early-onset-post-ischemic-stroke-depression-a-cross-sectional-study
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Guilin Meng, Xiaoye Ma, Lei Li, Yan Tan, Xiaohui Liu, Xueyuan Liu, Yanxin Zhao
BACKGROUND: Post-stroke depression (PSD) seriously affects the rehabilitation of nerve function and quality of life. However, the pathogenesis of PSD is still not clear. This study aimed to investigate the demographic, clinical, and biochemical factors in patients with PSD. METHODS: Patients with an acute ischemic stroke, who met the inclusion criteria at Shanghai Tenth People's Hospital from April 2016 to September 2016, were recruited for this study. The stroke severity was assessed using the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS), and the mental state was assessed using Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), Hamilton Depression Scale (HAMD), and Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HAMA) at 1 week of admission...
November 17, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149825/dopamine-agonists-and-neurodegenerative-disorders
#2
Saba Khanam, Yasir Hasan Siddique
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by the loss of dopaminergic neurons within the substantia nigra pars compacta. Despite of many researches, there is still no cure for this disease. Levodopa is first line treatment of PD, but the long term use of it leads to motor impairments and dyskinesias. The dopamine agonists are the preferred choice for the treatment of PD. They are neuroprotective in nature but also have side effects. In this review, we highlighted the metabolism of dopamine, different types of dopamine agonists with their properties and possible side effects...
November 17, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149620/the-dopamine-d4-receptor-gene-birth-weight-maternal-depression-maternal-attention-and-the-prediction-of-disorganized-attachment-at-36-months-of-age-a-prospective-gene%C3%A3-environment-analysis
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Justin Graffi, Ellen Moss, Alexia Jolicoeur-Martineau, Gal Moss, Vanessa Lecompte, Katherine Pascuzzo, Vanessa Babineau, Cathryn Gordon-Green, Viara R Mileva-Seitz, Klaus Minde, Roberto Sassi, Meir Steiner, James L Kennedy, Helene Gaudreau, Robert Levitan, Michael J Meaney, Ashley Wazana
BACKGROUND: Efforts to understand the developmental pathways for disorganized attachment reflect the importance of disorganized attachment on the prediction of future psychopathology. The inconsistent findings on the prediction of disorganized attachment from the dopamine D4 receptor (DRD4) gene, birth weight, and maternal depression as well as the evidence supporting the contribution of early maternal care, suggest the importance of exploring a gene by environment model. METHODS: Our sample is from the Maternal Adversity, Vulnerability, and Neurodevelopment project; consisting of 655 mother-child dyads...
November 14, 2017: Infant Behavior & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146502/protracted-motivational-dopamine-related-deficits-following-adolescence-sugar-overconsumption
#4
Fabien Naneix, Florence Darlot, Véronique De Smedt-Peyrusse, Jean-Rémi Pape, Etienne Coutureau, Martine Cador
Adolescence represents a critical period characterized by major neurobiological changes. Chronic stimulation of the reward system during adolescence might constitute an important factor of vulnerability to pathological development. Increasing evidences suggest that adolescent overconsumption of sweet palatable foods impact reward-based processes. However, the neurobiological bases of these deficits remain poorly understood. Previous studies have demonstrated motivational deficits for palatable foods after sweet diet exposure during adolescence that might involve the dopamine (DA) system, a central actor in incentive processes...
November 13, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146426/determination-of-phthalic-acid-esters-in-water-samples-using-core-shell-poly-dopamine-magnetic-nanoparticles-and-gas-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#5
Javier González-Sálamo, Bárbara Socas-Rodríguez, Javier Hernández-Borges, Miguel Ángel Rodríguez-Delgado
In this work, the first application of core-shell poly(dopamine) magnetic nanoparticles as sorbent for the extraction of a group of eleven phthalic acid esters of interest (i.e. diethyl phthalate (DEP), dipropyl phthalate (DPP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), bis-isopentyl phthalate (DIPP), bis-n-pentyl phthalate (DNPP), benzylbutyl phthalate (BBP), dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP), di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP), diisononyl phthalate (DINP) and diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP)) and one adipate (bis (2-ethylhexyl) adipate, DEHA) from different water samples (Milli-Q, mineral, tap, pond and waste water) is proposed...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145734/two-dopaminergic-genes-drd4-and-slc6a3-are-associated-with-body-mass-index-in-a-colombian-sample-of-young-adults
#6
Yeimy González-Giraldo, Martha L Trujillo, Diego A Forero
Obesity is becoming an epidemic in Latin American countries. Genetic analyses of endophenotypes for obesity, such as body mass index (BMI), are quite useful for research. In this study, we analysed two functional polymorphisms in the dopamine receptor 4 (DRD4) and dopamine transporter (SLC6A3) genes. A sample of 232 Colombian young subjects were recruited and evaluated for BMI. Two functional polymorphisms in the DRD4 and SLC6A3 and genes were genotyped by PCR and electrophoresis. A significant association was found between BMI and the polymorphisms in DRD4 and SLC6A3 genes...
November 16, 2017: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145474/long-3-utr-of-nurr1-mrnas-is-targeted-by-mirnas-in-mesencephalic-dopamine-neurons
#7
Luis Alberto Pereira, Roberto Munita, Marcela Paz González, María Estela Andrés
The development of mesencephalic dopamine neurons and their survival later in life requires the continuous presence of the transcription factor Nurr1 (NR4A2). Nurr1 belongs to the nuclear receptors superfamily. However, it is an orphan member that does not require a ligand to regulate the transcription of its target genes. Therefore, controlling the expression of Nurr1 is an important manner to control its function. Several reports have shown that microRNAs (miRNAs) regulate Nurr1 expression. However, Nurr1 has several splicing variants, posing the question what variants are subjected to miRNA regulation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145285/degeneration-of-paramedian-nuclei-in-the-thalamus-induces-holmes-tremor-in-a-case-of-artery-of-percheron-infarction
#8
Tz-Shiang Wei, Chun-Sheng Hsu, Yu-Chun Lee, Shin-Tsu Chang
RATIONALE: Holmes' tremor is an uncommon neurologic disorder following brain insults, and its pathogenesis is undefined. The interruption of the dento-rubro-thalamic tract and secondary deterioration of the nigrostriatal pathway are both required to initiate Holmes' tremor. We used nuclear medicine imaging tools to analyze a patient with concurrent infarction in different zones of each side of the thalamus. Finding whether the paramedian nuclear groups of the thalamus were injured was a decisive element for developing Holmes' tremor...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142341/in-house-preparation-and-quality-control-of-tc99m-trodat-1-for-diagnostic-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-computed-tomography-imaging-in-parkinson-s-disease
#9
Rakhee Vatsa, Jaya Shukla, Bhagwant Rai Mittal, Apurva Sood, Raman Kumar Joshi, Kanchan Palarwal, Priya Bhusari, Manish Modi
Purpose of Study: Loss of dopamine neurons in the brain is a characteristic feature of Parkinson's disease (PD). TRODAT-1 is a tropane derivative that binds to dopamine transporter (DAT) receptors. It can be used for noninvasive in vivo imaging of DAT receptors leading to the early detection of PD. The present study aims to optimize the in-house radiolabeling of TRODAT-1 with Tc-99 m in hospital radiopharmacy set up along with performing single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography imaging in patients with PD...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140741/comparative-in-vitro-study-of-11-c-methionine-and-11-c-deuterodeprenyl-uptake-in-three-human-glioma-cell-lines
#10
Elena Vasilskis, Ingrid Kreimerman, Silvia Olivera, Eduardo Savio, Henry Engler
AIM: To compare the uptake of (11)C-deuterodeprenyl ((11)C-DED) and (11)C-methionine ((11)C-MET) in three human glioma cell lines and study the relationship with glial fibrillary acid protein (GFAP) and monoamine oxidase B (MAO B) expression. (11)C-DED is used in positron emission tomography imaging as a marker of astrocytosis in various central nervous system pathologies. It binds irreversibly to MAO B, a glial dimeric enzyme with increased activity in some neurological pathologies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Binding and internalization studies of (11)C-MET and (11)C-DED were performed in astrocytoma grade III, glioblastoma grade IV, and radio-resistant glioblastoma grade IV cells...
November 2017: Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140074/facile-and-versatile-strategy-for-construction-of-anti-inflammatory-and-antibacterial-surfaces-with-polydopamine-mediated-liposomes-releasing-dexamethasone-and-minocycline-for-potential-implants-applications
#11
Xiao Xu, Lixin Wang, Zuyuan Luo, Yaofeng Ni, Haitao Sun, Xiang Gao, Yongliang Li, Siqi Zhang, Yan Li, Shicheng Wei
Reducing early nonbacterial inflammation induced by implanted materials and infection resulting from bacterial contamination around the implant-abutment interface could greatly accelerate implant osseointegration and reduce implant failure, which would be of clinical significance. In this study, we developed a facile and versatile strategy for the construction of anti-inflammatory and antibacterial surfaces on implants, such as orthopedic/dental implants. Briefly, the surfaces of polystyrene (PS) culture plates were first coated with polydopamine and then decorated with dexamethasone plus minocycline-loaded liposomes (Dex/Mino liposomes), which was confirmed by contact angle goniometry, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and fluorescence microscopy...
November 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139105/preoperative-medical-therapy-before-surgery-for-uterine-fibroids
#12
REVIEW
Anne Lethaby, Lucian Puscasiu, Beverley Vollenhoven
BACKGROUND: Uterine fibroids occur in up to 40% of women aged over 35 years. Some are asymptomatic, but up to 50% cause symptoms that warrant therapy. Symptoms include anaemia caused by heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, dysmenorrhoea, infertility and low quality of life. Surgery is the first choice of treatment. In recent years, medical therapies have been used before surgery to improve intraoperative and postoperative outcomes. However, such therapies tend to be expensive.Fibroid growth is stimulated by oestrogen...
November 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138950/improvement-of-amperometric-transducer-selectivity-using-nanosized-phenylenediamine-films
#13
O V Soldatkina, I S Kucherenko, V M Pyeshkova, S A Alekseev, O O Soldatkin, S V Dzyadevych
In this work, we studied the conditions of deposition of a semipermeable polyphenylenediamine (PPD)-based membrane on amperometric disk platinum electrodes. Restricting an access of interfering substances to the electrode surface, the membrane prevents their impact on the sensor operation. Two methods of membrane deposition by electropolymerization were compared-at varying potential (cyclic voltammetry) and at constant potential. The cyclic voltammetry was shown to be easier in performing and providing better properties of the membrane...
November 14, 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137186/dopaminergic-dysfunction-in-mammalian-dopamine-neurons-induced-by-simazine-neurotoxicity
#14
Xueting Li, Jia Yu, Jianan Li, Yanping Wu, Baixiang Li
Many studies have shown that the pollutant simazine (6-chloro-N,N'-diethyl-1,3,5-triazine-2,4-diamine), which has been overused, inhibits the proliferation of mammalian dopaminergic cells, and affects the developmental differentiation of mammalian dopaminergic neurons. However, few studies have shown the effects of simazine on dopaminergic metabolism in these cells. Therefore, we aim to examine the metabolic effects of simazine exposure in mouse dopaminergic progenitor neurons (MN9D) at different exposure times...
November 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136889/carbon-nanostructured-films-modified-by-metal-nanoparticles-supported-on-filtering-membranes-for-electroanalysis
#15
Erica Paramo, Susana Palmero, Aranzazu Heras, Alvaro Colina
A novel methodology to prepare sensors based on carbon nanostructures electrodes modified by metal nanoparticles is proposed. As a proof of concept, a novel bismuth nanoparticle/carbon nanofiber (Bi-NPs/CNF) electrode and a carbon nanotube (CNT)/gold nanoparticle (Au-NPs) have been developed. Bi-NPs/CNF films were prepared by 1) filtering a dispersion of CNFs on a polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE) filter, and 2) filtering a dispersion of Bi-NPs chemically synthesized through this CNF/PTFE film. Next the electrode is prepared by sticking the Bi-NPs/CNF/PTFE film on a PET substrate...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136870/3d-hierarchical-bayberry-like-ni-carbon-hollow-nanosphere-rgo-hybrid-as-a-new-interesting-electrode-material-for-simultaneous-detection-of-small-biomolecules
#16
Lei Zhang, Jing Zhang
Metal-organic framework derived hierarchical bayberry-like Ni@carbon hollow nanosphere/reduced graphene oxide (Ni@CHS/rGO) hybrid was synthesized by combining a simple solvothermal reaction with a further annealing treatment. 3D hierarchical bayberry-like Ni@CHS/rGO hybrid not only offered a continuous highly conductive Ni metal and graphene matrix to facilitate the charge transfer, but also allowed uptaking and releasing of electrolytes and enchanted adsorbing of targets due to a hollow structure and introduction of graphene...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136869/facile-synthesis-of-fe3o4-pda-core-shell-microspheres-functionalized-with-various-metal-ions-a-systematic-comparison-of-commonly-used-metal-ions-for-imac-enrichment
#17
Jiebing Jiang, Xueni Sun, Yan Li, Chunhui Deng, Gengli Duan
Metal ions differed greatly in affinity towards phosphopeptides, and thus it is essential to systematically compare the phosphopeptides enrichment ability of different metal ions usually used in the IMAC techniques. In this work, for the first time, eight metal ions, including Nb(5+), Ti(4+), Zr(4+), Ga(3+), Y(3+), In(3+), Ce(4+), Fe(3+), were immobilized on the polydopamine (PDA)-coated Fe3O4 (denoted as Fe3O4@PDA-M(n+)), and systematically compared by the real biosamples, in addition to standard phosphopeptides...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136845/controlled-modification-of-electrochemical-microsystems-with-polyethylenimine-reduced-graphene-oxide-using-electrophoretic-deposition-sensing-of-dopamine-levels-in-meat-samples
#18
Karima Kahlouche, Roxana Jijie, Ioana Hosu, Alexandre Barras, Tijani Gharbi, Reda Yahiaoui, Guillaume Herlem, Marhoun Ferhat, Sabine Szunerits, Rabah Boukherroub
Microsystems play an important role in many biological and environmental applications. The integration of electrical interfaces into such miniaturized systems provides new opportunities for electrochemical sensing where high sensitivity and selectivity towards the analyte are requested. This can be only achieved upon controlled functionalization of the working electrode, a challenge for compact microsystems. In this work, we demonstrate the benefit of electrophoretic deposition (EPD) of reduced graphene oxide/polyethylenimine (rGO/PEI) for the selective modification of a gold (Au) microelectrode in a microsystem comprising a Pt counter and a Ag/AgCl reference electrode...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136829/au-pt-bimetallic-nanoparticles-decorated-on-sulfonated-nitrogen-sulfur-co-doped-graphene-for-simultaneous-determination-of-dopamine-and-uric-acid
#19
Kangning Zhang, Xiaoling Chen, Zhuang Li, Yan Wang, Sen Sun, Li'na Wang, Tong Guo, Dongxia Zhang, Zhonghua Xue, Xibin Zhou, Xiaoquan Lu
In this work, a novel nanohybrid (AuPtNPs/S-NS-GR) of well-defined Au-Pt bimetallic nanoparticles (Au-PtNPs) decorated on sulfonated nitrogen sulfur co-doped graphene (S-NS-GR) was developed. Firstly, nitrogen sulfur co-doped graphene (NS-GR) was synthesized by one-step thermal annealing method. Secondly, phenyl SO3H- group was introduced onto the surface of NS-GR via diazotization reaction, which could provide more binding sites for the formation of metal nanoparticles. Finally, Au-Pt bimetallic nanoparticles were anchored on the surface of S-NS-GR by using electrochemical deposition...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136799/ratiometric-fluorescence-and-visual-imaging-detection-of-dopamine-based-on-carbon-dots-copper-nanoclusters-dual-emitting-nanohybrids
#20
Weijie He, Rijun Gui, Hui Jin, Benqian Wang, Xiangning Bu, Yongxin Fu
In this article, blue-emitting carbon dots (CDs) were prepared via hydrothermal treatment of sodium citrate and NH4HCO3, and then combined with 3-aminophenylboronic acid (APBA) to prepare APBA modified-CDs. APBA acted as the receptor of dopamine (DA). Using bovine serum albumin (BSA) as a stabilizer and N2H4·H2O as a reducing reagent, BSA-stabilized and red-emitting copper nanoclusters (CuNCs) were prepared. By carbodiimide-activated coupling, novel nanohybrids consisting of CDs and CuNCs were constructed and exhibited dual-emitting fluorescence (FL)...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
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