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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439512/the-influence-of-inflammation-and-nerve-damage-on-the-neurochemical-characterization-of-calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-like-immunoreactive-cgrp-li-neurons-in-the-enteric-nervous-system-of-the-porcine-descending-colon
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Krystyna Makowska, Slawomir Gonkowski
The enteric nervous system (ENS), localized in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract, regulates the functions of the intestine using a wide range of neuronally-active substances. One of them is the calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), whose participation in pathological states in the large intestine remains unclear. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the influence of inflammation and nerve damage using a double immunofluorescence technique to neurochemically characterize CGRP-positive enteric nervous structures in the porcine descending colon...
February 12, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325915/in-vivo-nonspecific-immunomodulatory-and-antispasmodic-effects-of-common-purslane-portulaca-oleracea-linn-leaf-extracts-in-icr-mice
#2
Elena S Catap, Markyn Jared L Kho, Maria Rexie R Jimenez
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Portulaca oleracea (common purslane) is used in traditional medicine to cure various illnesses. However, its immune-protective properties and antispasmodic effects still need more pharmacological data if the plant will be utilized in herbal and drug formulations. Therefore, the present study determined the capacity of this plant species to modulate nonspecific immune responses and to confirm its antispasmodic activity in vivo in ICR mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Phagocytic activity of peritoneal macrophage, splenic lymphocyte proliferation and plasma lysozyme levels were measured in mice that were immunosuppressed using cyclophosphamide and treated with the ethyl acetate extract of Portulaca oleracea...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305058/altered-gastrointestinal-motility-in-an-animal-model-of-lesch-nyhan-disease
#3
Maria G Zizzo, Monica Frinchi, Domenico Nuzzo, Hyder A Jinnah, Giuseppa Mudò, Daniele F Condorelli, Francesco Caciagli, Renata Ciccarelli, Patrizia Di Iorio, Flavia Mulè, Natale Belluardo, Rosa Serio
Mutations in the HGPRT1 gene, which encodes hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase (HGprt), housekeeping enzyme responsible for recycling purines, lead to Lesch-Nyhan disease (LND). Clinical expression of LND indicates that HGprt deficiency has adverse effects on gastrointestinal motility. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate intestinal motility in HGprt knockout mice (HGprt¯). Spontaneous and neurally evoked mechanical activity was recorded in vitro as changes in isometric tension in circular muscle strips of distal colon...
December 20, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299689/segmental-differences-in-the-non-neuronal-cholinergic-system-in-rat-caecum
#4
Sandra Bader, Martin Diener
Acetylcholine is not only a neurotransmitter but is also produced by several non-neuronal cell types with barrier or defence function. One of the non-neuronal tissues with expression of the key enzyme for production of acetylcholine, the choline acetyltransferase (ChAT), is the colonic surface epithelium, which releases acetylcholine after contact with the short-chain fatty acid propionate produced physiologically in the colonic lumen during the microbial fermentation of carbohydrates. Despite the fact that the caecum is the largest fermentation chamber in non-ruminant mammals, nothing is known about the expression and function of a non-neuronal cholinergic system in this part of the large intestine, which was addressed in the present study...
January 3, 2018: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288022/variable-expression-of-gfp-in-different-populations-of-peripheral-cholinergic-neurons-of-chatbac-egfp-transgenic-mice
#5
T Christopher Brown, Cherie E Bond, Donald B Hoover
Immunohistochemistry is used widely to identify cholinergic neurons, but this approach has some limitations. To address these problems, investigators developed transgenic mice that express enhanced green fluorescent protein (GFP) directed by the promoter for choline acetyltransferase (ChAT), the acetylcholine synthetic enzyme. Although, it was reported that these mice express GFP in all cholinergic neurons and non-neuronal cholinergic cells, we could not detect GFP in cardiac cholinergic nerves in preliminary experiments...
December 20, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251668/perioperative-fluid-accumulation-impairs-intestinal-contractility-to-a-smilar-extent-as-peritonitis-and-endotoxemia
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José Gorrasi, Stephan M Jakob, Luis Tovar, Bruno Balsiger, Sebastian Brandt, Lukas E Bruegger, Hendrik Bracht, Jukka Takala
BACKGROUND: Perioperative resuscitation with large amounts of fluid may cause tissue edema, especially in the gut, and thereby impair its functions. This is especially relevant in sepsis where capillaries become leaky and fluid rapidly escapes to the pericapillary tissue. We assessed the effects of endotoxemia and peritonitis, and the use of high and moderate volume fluid resuscitation on jejunal contractility. We hypothesized that both endotoxemia and peritonitis impair jejunum contractility and relaxation, and that this effect is aggravated in peritonitis and with high fluid administration...
December 14, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243034/application-of-pyridostigmine-in-pediatric-gastrointestinal-motility-disorders-a-case-series
#7
Mhd Louai Manini, Michael Camilleri, Rayna Grothe, Carlo Di Lorenzo
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal (GI) motility disorders are common in children. Treatment is challenging with limited medical and surgical options. Pyridostigmine, an acetyl cholinesterase inhibitor, increases acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction promoting intestinal contractions. Little is known about the role and dosing of pyridostigmine in pediatric GI motility disorders. METHODS: We present a case series of children with GI dysmotility managed with oral pyridostigmine...
December 14, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242169/c60-fullerenes-disrupt-cellular-signalling-leading-to-trpc4-and-trpc6-channels-opening-by-the-activation-of-muscarinic-receptors-and-g-proteins-in-small-intestinal-smooth-muscles
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Dariia O Dryn, Mariia I Melnyk, Lina T Al Kury, Yuriy I Prylutskyy, Uwe Ritter, Alexander V Zholos
The effect of water-soluble pristine C60 fullerene nanoparticles (C60NPs) on receptor-operated cation channels formed by TRPC4/C6 proteins in ileal smooth muscle cells was investigated for the first time. Activation of these channels subsequent to acetylcholine binding to the expressed in these cells M2 and M3 muscarinic receptors represents the key event in the parasympathetic control of gastrointestinal smooth muscle motility and cholinergic excitation-contraction coupling. Experiments were performed on single collagenase-dispersed mouse ileal myocytes using patch-clamp techniques with symmetrical 125mM Cs+ solutions and [Ca2+]i 'clamped' at 100nM in order to isolate the muscarinic cation current (mICAT)...
December 11, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198958/inhalation-anaesthetic-isoflurane-inhibits-the-muscarinic-cation-current-and-carbachol-induced-gastrointestinal-smooth-muscle-contractions
#9
Dariia Dryn, Jialie Luo, Mariia Melnyk, Alexander Zholos, Hongzhen Hu
Gastrointestinal tract motility may be demoted significantly after surgery operations at least in part due to anaesthetic agents, but there is no comprehensive explanation of the molecular mechanism(s) of such adverse effects. Anesthetics are known to interact with various receptors and ion channels including several subtypes of transient receptor potential (TRP) channels. Two members of the canonical subfamily of TRP channels (TRPC), TRPC4 and TRPC6 are Ca2+-permeable cation channels involved in visceral smooth muscle contractility induced by acetylcholine, the primary excitatory neurotransmitter in the gut...
November 30, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193823/striated-perineal-muscles-location-of-somatic-and-autonomic-neurons-projecting-to-the-male-pig-ischiocavernous-muscle-neurochemical-features-of-the-sympathetic-subset
#10
Maddalena Botti, Luisa Ragionieri, Antonio Cacchioli, Rino Panu, Ferdinando Gazza
The location, number and size of the central and peripheral neurons innervating the ischiocavernous muscle (ICM) were studied in male pigs by means of Fast Blue (FB) retrograde neuronal tracing. Moreover the immunohistochemical properties of the sympathetic ganglia were investigated combining the double immunolabelling method. After injection of FB into the left ICM, a mean number of 245.3±134.9 labelled neurons were found in the ipsilateral ventral horn of the S1-S3 segments of the spinal cord (SC), 129.7±45...
November 29, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074396/translocation-and-dissemination-of-botulinum-neurotoxin-from-the-intestinal-tract
#11
Yukako Fujinaga, Michel R Popoff
Botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) are potent toxins which induce flaccid paralysis by inhibiting the release of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junctions. They associate with non-toxic proteins (ANTPs or NAPs) to form complexes of various sizes which are resistant to acidic pH and protease degradation. BoNT trafficking from the digestive tract to the target neurons is still a matter of debate. BoNTs use different strategies to pass through the intestinal barrier including passage of BoNT complexes containing hemagglutinins (HAs) via M cells, HA-dependent perturbation of E-cadherin intercellular junctions between enterocytes and paracellular passage of BoNT complexes, and transcytosis of BoNT free of NAPs through certain intestinal epithelial cells...
October 23, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066379/changes-on-the-activity-of-cholinesterase-s-in-an-immunomodulatory-response-of-cattle-infected-by-listeria-monocytogenes
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Antonise M Jaguezeski, Gessica Perin, Leandro A Rhoden, Teane M A da Silva, Ricardo E Mendes, Nathieli B Bottari, Matheus D Baldissera, Vera M Morsch, Maria Rosa C Schetinger, Lenita M Stefani, Aleksandro S da Silva
The aim of this study was to evaluate whether Listeria monocytogenes infection alters the activity of cholinesterases in cattle to module their inflammatory response and neurotransmission. Thus, ten male bovines (Holstein) were divided into two groups of five animals each: uninfected (control) and L. monocytogenes infected. Blood samples were collected on days 0, 7 and 14 post-infection (PI) to evaluate the activity of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) in the blood, and seric butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) activity, as well as total protein, albumin, globulin and C-reactive protein (CPR) levels in serum...
October 21, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059716/morphological-characterization-of-the-myenteric-plexus-of-the-ileum-and-distal-colon-of-dogs-affected-by-muscular-dystrophy
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Bárbara Tavares Schäfer, Mariana Póvoa Silveira, Kelly Palombit, Cristina Eusébio Mendes, Ii Sei Watanabe, Maria Angélica Miglino, Patricia Castelucci
Duchenne-like muscular dystrophy (canine dystrophinopathy) is a hereditary degenerative disease characterized by muscle changes similar to those described for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and by alterations in the smooth muscles of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT). Some authors have suggested that these abnormalities may be associated with intestinal motility. This study analyzed the nitrergic and cholinergic neurons and P2X7 receptor expression in the myenteric plexus of the ileum and distal colon of dogs with muscular dystrophy...
October 23, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931778/the-anti-inflammatory-pathway-regulated-via-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptors-in-rat-intestinal-mesothelial-cells
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Taiki Mihara, Wataru Otsubo, Kazuhide Horiguchi, Shoma Mikawa, Noriyuki Kaji, Satoshi Iino, Hiroshi Ozaki, Masatoshi Hori
Regulation of inflammation in intestinal mesothelial cells in the abdominal cavity is important for the pathogeny of clinical conditions, such as postoperative ileus, peritonitis and encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis. Here we have examined the inflammatory effect of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and the anti-inflammatory effect of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor stimulation in rat intestinal mesothelial cells. LPS upregulated mRNA expression of interleukin-1β (IL-1β), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS)...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920040/parasympathetic-cholinergic-and-neuropeptide-mechanisms-of-migraine
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REVIEW
Nikita Mikhailov, Oleg V Mamontov, Alexei A Kamshilin, Rashid Giniatullin
CONTEXT: Migraine mechanisms remain largely uncovered for various reasons including a very high complexity of the neurophysiological mechanisms implicated in this disorder and a plethora of endogenous biologically active compounds involved in the pathological process. The functional role of parasympathetic innervation of meninges and cholinergic mechanisms of migraine are among little explored issues despite multiple evidence indirectly indicating the role of acetylcholine (ACh) and its analogues in migraine and other types of headache...
February 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880711/curcumin-alleviates-the-functional-gastrointestinal-disorders-of-mice-in-vivo
#16
Jing Yu, Wen-Hua Xu, Wei Sun, Yi Sun, Zhi-Li Guo, Xiao-Ling Yu
Curcumin is a natural polyphenol extracted from the turmeric rhizome, which has a wide range of biological activities, but until now the effects of curcumin on the gastrointestinal peristalsis have not been fully understood. In vivo study, we observed the effects of curcumin on gastric emptying and intestinal propulsion rates of mice in normal state and in delayed state by atropine (ATR) or nitric oxide precursor L-arginine (L-Arg). An in vitro study explored the direct effects of curcumin on the intestinal contractility, but were studied through measuring spontaneous contraction of isolated jejunum of mice...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879524/uptake-of-clostridial-neurotoxins-into-cells-and-dissemination
#17
Chloé Connan, Michel R Popoff
Clostridial neurotoxins, botulinum neurotoxins (BoNT) and tetanus neurotoxin (TeNT), are potent toxins, which are responsible for severe neurological diseases in man and animals. BoNTs induce a flaccid paralysis (botulism) by inhibiting acetylcholine release at the neuromuscular junctions, whereas TeNT causes a spastic paralysis (tetanus) by blocking the neurotransmitter release (glycine, GABA) in inhibitory interneurons within the central nervous system. Clostridial neurotoxins recognize specific receptor(s) on the target neuronal cells and enter via a receptor-mediated endocytosis...
September 7, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864211/effects-of-spak-on-vascular-reactivity-and-nitric-oxide-production-in-endotoxemic-mice
#18
Chih-Chin Shih, Lin-Pin Hsu, Mei-Hui Liao, Sung-Sen Yang, Shung-Tai Ho, Chin-Chen Wu
Vasoplegia impedes therapeutic interventions to restore vascular tone, leading to severe hypotension, poor tissue perfusion, and multiple organ failure in septic shock. High levels of circulating nitric oxide (NO) play a crucial role in endotoxin-induced vascular hyporeactivity. Proinflammatory cytokines have been implicated in the induction of inducible NO synthase and overproduction of NO. Anti-inflammatory therapy can diminish NO formation and improve vascular hyporeactivity in septic shock. STE20/SPS1-realted proline/alanine-rich kinase (SPAK) has been reported to activate mitogen-activated protein kinase and contribute to intestinal inflammation...
November 5, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835900/dietary-genistein-influences-number-of-acetylcholine-receptors-in-female-diabetic-jejunum
#19
Sydney Schacht, Faisal Masood, Shawn Catmull, Robert Dolan, RussL Altabtabaee, Wade Grow, Layla Al-Nakkash
BACKGROUND: Intestinal dysfunction in the ob/ob mouse model of diabetes mimics that seen clinically. METHODS: We determined the effects of a 4-week genistein diet (600 mg genistein/kg food) on intestinal function (contractility, morphology, AChR, and motility) in female ob/ob and lean mice. RESULTS: Contractility of the jejunum in response to incrementally increasing concentrations of KCl was comparable in ob/ob females and lean controls regardless of a genistein-diet...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814067/neuro-immune-interactions-in-allergic-diseases-novel-targets-for-therapeutics
#20
Tiphaine Voisin, Amélie Bouvier, Isaac M Chiu
Recent studies have highlighted an emerging role for neuro-immune interactions in mediating allergic diseases. Allergies are caused by an overactive immune response to a foreign antigen. The peripheral sensory and autonomic nervous system densely innervates mucosal barrier tissues including the skin, respiratory tract and gastrointestinal (GI) tract that are exposed to allergens. It is increasingly clear that neurons actively communicate with and regulate the function of mast cells, dendritic cells, eosinophils, Th2 cells and type 2 innate lymphoid cells in allergic inflammation...
June 1, 2017: International Immunology
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