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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641333/validation-of-brain-angiotensin-system-blockade-as-a-novel-drug-target-in-pharmacological-treatment-of-neuropsychiatric-disorders
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Dominik Wincewicz, Jan J Braszko
Retreat in psychiatric drug development results in innovative medication decline that might be at least partially overcome by adjunct therapy. New evidence from clinical studies has shown a possible role for brain Renin-Angiotensin System (RAS) in both affective and psychotic disorders. Simultaneously, rapidly accumulating data from basic studies indicate effectiveness of central RAS blockade in much broader range of neuropsychiatric disease. Recent findings implicate brain RAS, especially Angiotensin II (Ang II), in neural pathophysiology of mental disorders through neuroendocrine modulation and effects on neurotransmitter release, mostly noradrenaline, acetylcholine and dopamine...
June 22, 2017: Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635140/noradrenergic-signaling-in-the-vta-modulates-cocaine-craving
#2
Wojciech Barnaba Solecki, Klaudia Szklarczyk, Kamil Pradel, Krystyna Kwiatkowska, Grzegorz Dobrzański, Ryszard Przewłocki
Exposure to drug-associated cues evokes drug-seeking behavior and is regarded as a major cause of relapse. Conditional stimulus upregulates noradrenaline (NA) system activity, but the drug-seeking behavior depends particularly on phasic dopamine signaling downstream from the ventral tegmental area (VTA). The VTA dopamine-ergic activity is regulated via the signaling of alpha1 -adrenergic and alpha2 -adrenergic receptors (α1 -ARs and α2 -ARs); thus, the impact of the conditional stimulus on drug-seeking behavior might involve NAergic signaling in the VTA...
June 21, 2017: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632132/antagonistic-modulation-of-npy-agrp-and-pomc-neurons-in-the-arcuate-nucleus-by-noradrenalin
#3
Lars Paeger, Ismene Karakasilioti, Janine Altmüller, Peter Frommolt, Jens Brüning, Peter Kloppenburg
In the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus (ARH) satiety signaling (anorexigenic) pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC)-expressing and hunger signaling (orexigenic) agouti-related peptide (AgRP)-expressing neurons are key components of the neuronal circuits that control food intake and energy homeostasis. Here, we assessed whether the catecholamine noradrenalin directly modulates the activity of these neurons in mice. Perforated patch clamp recordings showed that noradrenalin changes the activity of these functionally antagonistic neurons in opposite ways, increasing the activity of the orexigenic NPY/AgRP neurons and decreasing the activity of the anorexigenic POMC neurons...
June 20, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629966/pharmacological-characterisation-and-functional-roles-for-egg-laying-of-a-%C3%AE-adrenergic-like-octopamine-receptor-in-the-brown-planthopper-nilaparvata-lugens
#4
Shun-Fan Wu, Xiao-Min Jv, Jian Li, Guang-Jian Xu, Xiao-Yi Cai, Cong-Fen Gao
Octopamine, the invertebrate counterpart of adrenaline and noradrenaline, controls and modulates many physiological and behavioral processes in protostomes. It mediates its effects by binding to specific receptors belonging to the superfamily of G-protein coupled receptors. We report the cloning of a cDNA from the brown planthopper (Nloa2b2) sharing high similarity with members of the OA2B2 receptor class. Activation of NlOA2B2 by octopamine increased the production of cAMP in a dose-dependent manner (EC50 = 114 nM)...
June 16, 2017: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629735/chronic-fluoxetine-treatment-enhances-sympathetic-activities-associated-with-abnormality-of-baroreflex-function-in-conscious-normal-rats
#5
Ling-Zong Hong, Keh-Feng Huang, Siu-Wan Hung, Li-Te Kuo
Data regarding the effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which are a common type of antidepressants, on cardiovascular autonomic function are inconsistent. The present study was conducted to determine the effects of chronic fluoxetine, an SSRI, on blood pressure, cardiac autonomic nervous activities and baroreflex control of heart rate. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with fluoxetine (10mg/kg·day, p.o.) or saline for 14 weeks. Baroreflex function was determined by the sigmoid logistic method based on the heart rate responses to changes in blood pressure elicited by phenylephrine or sodium nitroprusside infusions...
June 16, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627294/polyphenolic-characterisation-and-bioactivity-of-an-oxalis-pes-caprae-l-leaf-extract
#6
Marisa C Gaspar, Diogo A Fonseca, Manuel J Antunes, Christian Frigerio, Nelson G M Gomes, M Vieira, Armanda E Santos, Maria T Cruz, Maria D Cotrim, Maria G Campos
The present work is focused on the characterisation of the polyphenolic content of an Oxalis pes-caprae L. leaf extract and on the evaluation of its bioactivity with particular interest on its vascular activity and antioxidant potential. The polyphenolic content was characterised by HPLC-DAD and LC-MS/MS. The vascular activity was evaluated according to the influence on the serotonergic and adrenergic systems of the human internal mammary artery (HIMA). Antioxidant and neuroprotective studies were also conducted...
June 18, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625234/-effect-of-global-end-diastolic-volume-index-guidance-fluid-resuscitation-in-elderly-patients-with-septic-shock
#7
Shuang Ma, Rumin Zhang, Shifu Wang, Meiling Zhao, Lei Wang, Yun Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of global end diastolic volume index (GEDVI) on fluid resuscitation in elderly patients with septic shock. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial (RCT) was conducted. Septic shock patients over 65 years admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Shandong Province, Zibo Central Hospital from January 2013 to December 2015 were enrolled. The patients were randomly divided into control group and observation group, 20 cases in each group...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618758/investigation-of-the-behavioral-and-neurochemical-effects-of-monosodium-glutamate-on-neonatal-rats
#8
Ayşen Çetin Kardeşler, Eyüp Başkale
BACKGROUND/AIM: The objective of this study was to investigate and analyze the behavioral and neurochemical effects of monosodium glutamate (MSG) injections at various and subsequent dosages on male Wistar rats during the neonatal period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In order to determine the behavioral and neurochemical effects of MSG, the experiment was implemented on neonatal male Wistar rats and the test was repeated for various MSG dosages. After completing the experiment, additionally, levels of dopamine, GABA, catecholamine (dopamine, noradrenaline, and adrenaline) and glutamate in the brain cells of the decapitated rats were also measured using the ELISA method...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612932/prehospital-parameters-can-help-to-predict-coagulopathy-and-massive-transfusion-in-trauma-patients
#9
J-S David, E-J Voiglio, E Cesareo, O Vassal, E Decullier, P-Y Gueugniaud, S Peyrefitte, K Tazarourte
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of prehospital parameters, including vital signs and resuscitation (fluids, vasopressor), to predict trauma-induced coagulopathy (TIC, fibrinogen <1·5 g/l or PTratio > 1·5 or platelet count <100 × 10(9) /l), and a massive transfusion (MT, ≥10 RBC units within the first 24 h). METHODS: From a trauma registry (2011-2015), in which patients are prospectively included, we retrospectively retrieved the heart rate (HR), systolic blood pressure (SBP), volume of prehospital fluids and administration of noradrenaline...
June 14, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612571/-correlation-between-serum-concentrations-of-catecholamines-and-oxygen-index-in-acute-aortic-dissection
#10
Hong Qian, Lei Du, Jing-Xiu Fan, Hui Yu, Er-Yong Zhang, Jia Hu
OBJECTIVES: To explore whether the serum concentration of adrenaline (AD) and noradrenaline (NA) elevate and its correlation with oxygenation index (OI) in the patients of acute aortic dissection (AAD). METHODS: From April 2013 to December 2013, clinical data were collected from three groups of patients (38 cases of AAD in Group A, 28 cases of ascending aortic aneurysm in Group B, and 22 cases of angina in Group C). All patients received the measurement of serum concentrations of AD, NA and endotoxin (ET)...
January 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611598/early-paradoxical-increase-of-dopamine-a-neurochemical-study-of-olfactory-bulb-in-asymptomatic-and-symptomatic-mptp-treated-monkeys
#11
Christian Pifl, Harald Reither, Natalia Lopez-Gonzalez Del Rey, Carmen Cavada, Jose A Obeso, Javier Blesa
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease with both motor and non-motor manifestations. Hyposmia is one of the early non-motor symptoms, which can precede motor symptoms by several years. The relationship between hyposmia and PD remains elusive. Olfactory bulb (OB) pathology shows an increased number of olfactory dopaminergic cells, protein aggregates and dysfunction of neurotransmitter systems. In this study we examined tissue levels of dopamine (DA) and serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) and their metabolites, of noradrenaline (NA) and of the amino acid neurotransmitters aspartate, glutamate, taurine and γ-aminobutyric acid in OBs of 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) treated Macaca fascicularis in different stages, including monkeys who were always asymptomatic, monkeys who recovered from mild parkinsonian signs, and monkeys with stable moderate or severe parkinsonism...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609587/chemogenetic-modulation-of-g-protein-coupled-receptor-signalling-in-visual-attention-research
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Søren H Jørgensen, Ciarán Martin Fitzpatrick, Ulrik Gether, David D P Woldbye, Andreas T Sørensen
Attention is a fundamental cognitive process involved in nearly all aspects of life. Abnormal attention control is a symptom of many neurological disorders, most notably recognized in ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Although attentional performance and its malfunction has been a major area of investigation, it has proven difficult to accurately associate specific neuronal projections, cell types, neurotransmitter systems and receptors with distinct phenotypes owing to its complexity. In this MiniReview, we present a recently invented technology known as Designer Receptors Exclusively Activated by Designer Drugs (DREADDs)...
June 13, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603045/arctigenin-improves-vascular-tone-and-decreases-inflammation-in-human-saphenous-vein
#13
Armond Daci, Burim Neziri, Shaip Krasniqi, Raif Cavolli, Rame Alaj, Giuseppe Danilo Norata, Giangiacomo Beretta
The goal of this study was to test the effects of bioactive phenylpropanoid dibenzylbutyrolactone lignan arctigenin (ATG) in vascular tone. Human bypass graft vessel, from a saphenous vein (SV), were set up in organ bath system and contracted with potassium chloride (KCl, 40mM). Two concentration-response curves of noradrenaline (NE) (10nM-100μM) separated with an incubation period of 30min without (Control) or with ATG (3-100μM) were established. Inhibitors of nitric oxide, prostaglandins, K(+) related channels or calcium influx were used to delineate the molecular mechanisms beyond ATG effects...
June 8, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602010/closed-loop-regulation-of-arterial-pressure-after-acute-brain-death
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Kristian Soltesz, Trygve Sjöberg, Tomas Jansson, Rolf Johansson, Anders Robertsson, Audrius Paskevicius, Quiming Liao, Guangqi Qin, Stig Steen
The purpose of this concept study was to investigate the possibility of automatic mean arterial pressure (MAP) regulation in a porcine heart-beating brain death (BD) model. Hemodynamic stability of BD donors is necessary for maintaining acceptable quality of donated organs for transplantation. Manual stabilization is challenging, due to the lack of vasomotor function in BD donors. Closed-loop stabilization therefore has the potential of increasing availability of acceptable donor organs, and serves to indicate feasibility within less demanding patient groups...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598954/role-of-the-sympathetic-nervous-system-in-regulation-of-the-sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2
#15
Vance B Matthews, Rosemary H Elliot, Caroline Rudnicka, Jana Hricova, Lakshini Herat, Markus P Schlaich
BACKGROUND: The sympathetic nervous system (SNS) regulates glucose metabolism in various organs including the kidneys. The sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) mediates glucose reabsorption in renal proximal tubules and its inhibition has been shown to improve glucose control, cardiovascular and renal outcomes. We hypothesized that SNS-induced alterations of glucose metabolism may be mediated via regulation of SGLT2. METHOD: We used human renal proximal tubule cells to investigate the effects of noradrenaline on SGLT2 regulation...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597409/progression-and-persistence-of-neurotoxicity-induced-by-mdma-in-dopaminergic-regions-of-the-mouse-brain-and-association-with-noradrenergic-gabaergic-and-serotonergic-damage
#16
Giulia Costa, Micaela Morelli, Nicola Simola
The amphetamine-related drug 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) is known to induce neurotoxic damage in dopaminergic regions of the mouse brain. In order to characterize how the number of administrations influenced the severity of MDMA-induced dopaminergic damage and to describe the localization and persistence of this damage, we evaluated the changes in tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) and dopamine transporter (DAT) in different regions of the mouse brain. Moreover, we investigated whether dopaminergic damage was associated with noradrenergic, GABAergic, and serotonergic damage, by evaluating the changes in noradrenaline transporter (NET), glutamic acid decarboxylase-67 (GAD-67), and serotonin transporter (SERT)...
June 9, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590911/effect-of-%C3%AE-ethyl-%C3%AE-phenyl-butyrolactone-efbl-anticonvulsant-and-hypnotic-drug-on-mouse-brain-catecholamine-levels
#17
Lourdes A Vega Rasgado, Iván Villanueva, Fernando Vega Díaz
γ-Ethyl-γ-phenyl-butyrolactone (EFBL) is a structural combination of the anticonvulsant γ-hydroxy-γ-ethyl-γ-phenylbutyramide (HEPB) and the hypnotic γ-butyrolactone (GBL), which inherits both properties. To clarify its mechanism of action, the effects of EFBL, GBL and HEPB on dopamine (DA) and noradrenaline (NA) brain levels were investigated. Influences of chlorpromazine, phenelzine and aminooxyacetic acid were also studied. EFBL increased DA in a dose-dependent manner, remaining enhanced by 80 % over a period of 24 h and augmented NA by 54 % one hour after treatment...
June 27, 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589286/extracorporeal-cytokine-elimination-as-rescue-therapy-in-refractory-septic-shock-a-prospective-single-center-study
#18
Sigrun Friesecke, Stephanie-Susanne Stecher, Stefan Gross, Stephan B Felix, Axel Nierhaus
Sepsis is the most common cause of death in medical intensive care units (ICU). If sepsis progresses to refractory septic shock, mortality may reach 90-100% despite optimum current therapy. Extracorporeal cytokine adsorption in addition to regular therapy was studied prospectively in refractory septic shock patients on a medical ICU. Refractory shock was defined as increasing vasopressor dose required to maintain mean arterial blood pressure above 65 mmHg or increasing lactate levels despite protocol-guided shock therapy for 6 h...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588484/akrinor-tm-a-cafedrine-theodrenaline-mixture-20-1-increases-force-of-contraction-of-human-atrial-myocardium-but-does-not-constrict-internal-mammary-artery-in-vitro
#19
Benjamin Kloth, Simon Pecha, Eileen Moritz, Yvonne Schneeberger, Klaus-Dieter Söhren, Edzard Schwedhelm, Hermann Reichenspurner, Thomas Eschenhagen, Rainer H Böger, Torsten Christ, Sebastian N Stehr
Background: Intraoperative hypotension is a common problem and direct or indirect sympathomimetic drugs are frequently needed to stabilize blood pressure. Akrinor(TM) consists of the direct and the indirect sympathomimetic noradrenaline and norephedrine. Both substances are covalently bound to the phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitor theophylline, yielding theodrenaline and cafedrine, respectively. We investigated pharmacodynamic effects of Akrinor(TM) and its constituents on contractile force and tension in human atrial trabeculae and internal A...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587834/spasmogenic-effects-of-the-proteasome-inhibitor-carfilzomib-on-coronary-resistance-vascular-tone-and-reactivity
#20
Carol Chen-Scarabelli, Giovanni Corsetti, Evasio Pasini, Francesco S Dioguardi, Gagan Sahni, Jagat Narula, Mara Gavazzoni, Hemang Patel, Louis Saravolatz, Richard Knight, Riccardo Raddino, Tiziano M Scarabelli
BACKGROUND: Carfilzomib (CFZ) is a new proteasome inhibitor used for the treatment of multiple myeloma. Besides heart failure, angina and myocardial ischemia occurred following administration of CFZ, which is not contraindicated in patients with recent myocardial infarction/unstable angina excluded from the safety trials. AIM OF STUDY: To test the effects of CFZ (10(-9) to 10(-7)mol/L) on vascular tone and reactivity in the isolated rabbit heart and aorta. METHODS AND RESULTS: CFZ administered by bolus injection to the isolated heart increased coronary perfusion pressure (CPP) at all tested concentrations and mildly raised left ventricular pressure and heart rate, only at the highest concentration...
May 23, 2017: EBioMedicine
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