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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917185/ghrelin-and-hypothalamic-npy-agrp-expression-in-mice-are-affected-by-chronic-early-life-stress-exposure-in-a-sex-specific-manner
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K Y Yam, S R Ruigrok, I Ziko, S N De Luca, P J Lucassen, S J Spencer, A Korosi
Early-life stress (ES) is a risk factor for metabolic disorders (e.g. obesity) with a notoriously higher prevalence in women compared to men. However, mechanisms underlying these effects remain elusive. The development of the hypothalamic feeding and metabolic regulatory circuits occurs mostly in the early sensitive postnatal phase in rodents and is tightly regulated by the metabolic hormones leptin and ghrelin. We have previously demonstrated that chronic ES reduces circulating leptin and alters adipose tissue metabolism early and later in life similarly in both sexes...
September 7, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915981/transcutaneous-electrical-acupoint-stimulation-improves-the-outcomes-of-in-vitro-fertilization-a-prospective-randomized-and-controlled-study
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Fan Qu, Fang-Fang Wang, Yan Wu, Jue Zhou, Nicola Robinson, Paul J Hardiman, Jie-Xue Pan, Yi-Jing He, Yu-Hang Zhu, Han-Zhi Wang, Xiao-Qun Ye, Ke-Lin He, Long Cui, Hong-Li Zhao, Ying-Hui Ye
OBJECTIVES: To explore whether transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) can improve the outcomes of in vitro fertilization (IVF). DESIGN: A prospective, randomized, and controlled study. SETTING: IVF center in a university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Four hundred and eighty-one infertile patients with bilateral tubal blockage who were referred for IVF. Patients were randomized into four groups. INTERVENTION: TEAS was administered for 30min, respectively, at 24h before TVOR and two hours before ET...
September 2017: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914594/salivary-neuropeptides-stress-and-periodontitis
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Hady Haririan, Oleh Andrukhov, Michael Böttcher, Eleonore Pablik, Gernot Wimmer, Andreas Moritz, Xiaohui Rausch-Fan
BACKGROUND: Scientific evidence for psychological stress as a risk factor for periodontitis is fragmentary relying mostly on either questionnaire-based or biomarker studies. The aim of this study was to investigate Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor, Substance P, Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide (VIP), Neuropeptide Y (NPY), Calcitonin Gene Related Peptide and Adrenomedullin as well as cortisol in saliva and serum in periodontal health and disease combined with different aspects of stress and possible associations with clinical parameters...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914170/the-investigation-of-the-effects-of-topiramate-on-the-hypothalamic-levels-of-fat-mass-obesity-associated-protein-and-neuropeptide-y-in-obese-female-rats
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Işınsu Alkan, Berrin Zuhal Altunkaynak, Gamze Altun, Erkan Erener
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study is to investigate the effects of topiramate on the fat mass/obesity-associated protein (FTO) and on the neuropeptide Y (NPY) level in the hypothalamus depending on the recently increased prevalence of obesity. METHOD: In this study, twenty-four female rats were divided into four equal groups: Non-obese control, obese control, non-obese topiramate, and obese topiramate. Obese groups were fed with a 40% high-fat diet. At the end of the 9th week, the drug treatment started and the subjects were treated with topiramate once a day for 6 weeks...
September 15, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894112/perinatal-malnutrition-leads-to-sexually-dimorphic-behavioral-responses-with-associated-epigenetic-changes-in-the-mouse-brain
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Daniel Nätt, Riccardo Barchiesi, Josef Murad, Jian Feng, Eric J Nestler, Frances A Champagne, Annika Thorsell
Childhood malnutrition is a risk factor for mental disorders, such as major depression and anxiety. Evidence shows that similar early life adversities induce sex-dependent epigenetic reprogramming. However, little is known about how genes are specifically affected by early malnutrition and the implications for males and females respectively. One relevant target is neuropeptide Y (NPY), which regulates both stress and food-intake. We studied maternal low protein diet (LPD) during pregnancy/lactation in mice...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893558/the-effects-of-chronic-testosterone-administration-on-body-weight-food-intake-and-fat-weight-were-age-dependent
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Takeshi Iwasa, Toshiya Matsuzaki, Mayila Yiliyasi, Kiyohito Yano, Minoru Irahara
Previously, we showed that chronic testosterone administration increased body weight (BW) and food intake (FI), but did not alter fat weight, in young female rats. To examine our hypothesis that the effects of androgens on BW, FI and body composition might be age-dependent, the effects of chronic testosterone administration were evaluated in rats of different ages; i.e., young and middle-aged rats. Although chronic testosterone administration increased BW gain, FI, and feed efficiency in both young and middle-aged rats, it increased visceral fat weight in middle-aged rats, but not in young rats...
September 8, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890052/neuropeptide-y-and-its-involvement-in-chronic-pain
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Marta Diaz-delCastillo, David P D Woldbye, Anne Marie Heegaard
Chronic pain is a serious condition that significantly impairs the quality of life, affecting an estimate of 1.5 billion people worldwide. Despite the physiological, emotional and financial burden of chronic pain, there is still a lack of efficient treatments. Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is a highly conserved endogenous peptide in the central and peripheral nervous systems of all mammals, which has been implicated in both pro- and antinociceptive effects. NPY is expressed in the superficial laminae of the dorsal horn of the spinal cord, where it appears to mediate its antinociceptive actions via the Y1 and Y2 receptors...
September 7, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889722/effects-of-central-fibroblast-growth-factor-21-fgf21-in-energy-balance
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L Recinella, S Leone, C Ferrante, A Chiavaroli, C Di Nisio, S Martinotti, M Vacca, L Brunetti, G Orlando
Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) is known as a major metabolic regulator of glucose and lipid homeostasis. Continuous intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) administration of FGF21 was found to modulate feeding and energy expenditure in rats with diet-induced obesity, suggesting a central effect by the peptide. In this context, in the present work, we studied the effects of a single central FGF21 administration (0.5-5 µg) on feeding and energy expenditure by evaluating locomotor activity, interscapular brown adipose tissue (BAT) weight, gene expression of uncoupling protein-1 (UCP-1) in BAT and plasma norepinephrine (NE) levels in Sprague-Dawley fed rats...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881823/hypertriglyceridemia-in-female-rats-during-pregnancy-induces-obesity-in-male-offspring-via-altering-hypothalamic-leptin-signaling
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Tanzil Ur Rahman, Kamran Ullah, Zhang-Hong Ke, Meng-Xi Guo, Lu-Yang Jin, Jun Ren, Yu-Zhong Zhou, Yi Cheng, Xin-Yan Dong, Hai-Yan Pang, Ting-Ting Wang, Jian-Zhong Sheng, He-Feng Huang
Maternal obesity influence the child's long-term development and health. Though, the mechanism concerned in this process is still uncertain. In the present study, we explored whether overfeeding of a high-fat diet during pregnancy in female rats altered metabolic phenotypes in an F1 generation and authenticated the contribution of hypothalamic leptin signaling. Leptin responsiveness and the number of immunopositive neurons for phosphorylated signal transducer and activator transcription 3 (pSTAT3) were analyzed...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878039/discovery-of-novel-representatives-of-bilaterian-neuropeptide-families-and-reconstruction-of-neuropeptide-precursor-evolution-in-ophiuroid-echinoderms
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Meet Zandawala, Ismail Moghul, Luis Alfonso Yañez Guerra, Jérôme Delroisse, Nikara Abylkassimova, Andrew F Hugall, Timothy D O'Hara, Maurice R Elphick
Neuropeptides are a diverse class of intercellular signalling molecules that mediate neuronal regulation of many physiological and behavioural processes. Recent advances in genome/transcriptome sequencing are enabling identification of neuropeptide precursor proteins in species from a growing variety of animal taxa, providing new insights into the evolution of neuropeptide signalling. Here, detailed analysis of transcriptome sequence data from three brittle star species, Ophionotus victoriae, Amphiura filiformis and Ophiopsila aranea, has enabled the first comprehensive identification of neuropeptide precursors in the class Ophiuroidea of the phylum Echinodermata...
September 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864114/leptin-sirna-promotes-ovarian-granulosa-cell-apoptosis-and-affects-steroidogenesis-by-increasing-npy2-receptor-expression
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Xiaomeng Ding, Xinxin Kou, Ye Zhang, Xiaoli Zhang, Guomei Cheng, Tianming Jia
Leptin has been found to be involved in the ovarian granulosa cell apoptosis and steroidogenesis. Loss of neuropeptide Y (NPY) can correct the obesity syndrome of mutant mice lacking of leptin (ob/ob). However, the association of NPY and leptin in ovarian granulosa cells and ovarian steroidogenesis has not been investigated. Here, C57BL/6J ob/ob mice and C57BL/6J (control) mice were intraperitoneally injected with PBS, leptin (0.4μg/g bodyweight) or BIIE0246 (NPY2 receptor [NPY2R] antagonist, 30μg/kg bodyweight) every day for 15days...
August 29, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861331/alteration-of-interneuron-immunoreactivity-and-autophagic-activity-in-rat-hippocampus-after-single-high-dose-whole-brain-irradiation
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Yi-Bing Ouyang, Shoucheng Ning, John R Adler, Bruce Maciver, Susan J Knox, Rona Giffard
The effects of high dose gamma radiation on brain tissue are poorly understood, with both limited and major changes reported. The present study compared the effects of gamma irradiation on the expression of interneuron markers within the hippocampal cornu ammonis 1 (CA1) region with expression in control matched rats. This area was chosen for study because of its well-characterized circuitry. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed to 60 Gy of whole brain gamma radiation and after 24 or 48 hours, the brains were removed, fixed and sectioned to quantitate expression of parvalbumin (PV), calbindin-D28K (CB), reelin, neuropeptide-Y (NPY), and somatostatin...
June 30, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860709/%C3%AE-melanocyte-stimulating-hormone-modulates-the-central-acyl-ghrelin-induced-stimulation-of-feeding-gastrointestinal-motility-and-colonic-secretion
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Hsien-Hao Huang, Liang-Yu Chen, Ming-Luen Doong, Shi-Chuan Chang, Chih-Yen Chen
BACKGROUND: Acyl ghrelin-induced intake depends on hypothalamic neuropeptide Y and agouti-related protein (AgRP) neurotransmitters. Intracerebroventricular (ICV) injection of AgRP increases feeding through competitive antagonism at melanocortin receptors. ICV administration of α-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH), a natural antagonist of AgRP, may modulate the acyl ghrelin-induced orexigenic effect. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the modulating effect of α-MSH on the central acyl ghrelin-induced food intake, gastrointestinal motility, and colonic secretion in rats...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860091/a-quantitative-study-of-neurochemically-defined-populations-of-inhibitory-interneurons-in-the-superficial-dorsal-horn-of-the-mouse-spinal-cord
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Kieran A Boyle, Maria Gutierrez-Mecinas, Erika Polgár, Nicole Mooney, Emily O'Connor, Takahiro Furuta, Masahiko Watanabe, Andrew J Todd
Around a quarter of neurons in laminae I-II of the dorsal horn are inhibitory interneurons. These play an important role in modulating somatosensory information, including that perceived as pain or itch. Previous studies in rat identified four largely non-overlapping neurochemical populations among these cells, defined by expression of galanin, neuropeptide Y (NPY), neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) or parvalbumin. The galanin cells were subsequently shown to coexpress dynorphin. Several recent studies have used genetically modified mice to investigate the function of different interneuron populations, and it is therefore important to determine whether the same pattern applies in mouse, and to estimate the relative sizes of these populations...
August 30, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857123/evaluation-of-a-role-for-npy-and-npy2r-in-the-pathogenesis-of-obesity-by-mutation-and-copy-number-variation-analysis-in-obese-children-and-adolescents
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Evi Aerts, Ellen Geets, Laure Sorber, Sigri Beckers, An Verrijken, Guy Massa, Kim Van Hoorenbeeck, Stijn L Verhulst, Luc F Van Gaal, Wim Van Hul
Neuropeptide Y (NPY) and its G protein-coupled NPY Y2 Receptor (NPY2R) are highly expressed in orexigenic NPY/Agouti-related peptide neurons within the arcuate nucleus, a major integrator of appetite control in the hypothalamus. As NPY and NPY2R are interesting candidate genes for obesity, we hypothesized that a genetic variation in these genes might be implicated in the pathogenesis of obesity. In the first part of this study, we performed a mutation analysis of the coding region of NPY and NPY2R with high-resolution melting curve analysis...
August 31, 2017: Annals of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28849877/-developmental-changes-of-neurotransmitter-properties-in-sympathetic-neurons
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P M Masliukov, A F Budnik, A D Nozdrachev
Neurochemical composition of metasympathetic nervous system is characterized by a large variation. The main part of the intramural ganglionic neurons is cholinergic. Along with cholinergic neurons, there are ganglionic neurons containing serotonin, histamine, GABA, and several peptides: cholecystokinin, dynorphin, enkephalin, galanin, gastrin-releasing peptide (bombesin in mammals), neuropeptide Y, neurotensin, somatostatin, tachykinins, neurokinin A, vasoactive intestinal polypeptide and calcitonin gene related peptide...
2017: Advances in Gerontology, Uspekhi Gerontologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28849020/inhibitory-effect-of-d3-dopamine-receptors-on-neuropeptide-y%C3%A2-induced-migration-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
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Xue-Wei Xia, Yong-Qiao Zhou, Hao Luo, Chunyu Zeng
Abnormal migration of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) serves an important role in hypertension, atherosclerosis and restenosis following angioplasty, which is regulated numerous hormonal and humoral factors, including neuropeptide Y (NPY) and dopamine. Dopamine and NPY are both sympathetic neurotransmitters, and a previous study reported that NPY increased VSMC proliferation, while dopamine receptor inhibited it. Therefore, the authors wondered whether or not there is an inhibitory effect of dopamine receptor on NPY‑mediated VSMC migration...
October 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846187/increased-fear-learning-spatial-learning-as-well-as-neophobia-in-rgs2-mice
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A Raab, S Popp, K-P Lesch, M J Lohse, M Fischer, J Deckert, L Hommers
Anxiety disorders result from a complex interplay of genetic and environmental factors such as stress. On the level of cellular signaling, regulator of G protein signaling 2 (Rgs2) has been implicated in human and rodent anxiety. However, there is limited knowledge about the role of Rgs2 in fear learning and reactivity to stress. In the present study, Rgs2(-/-) mice showed increased fear learning, male mice displayed increased contextual and cued fear learning, while females showed selectively enhanced cued fear learning...
August 28, 2017: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842183/pronounced-and-sustained-cutaneous-vasoconstriction-during-and-following-cyrotherapy-treatment-role-of-neurotransmitters-released-from-sympathetic-nerves
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Kevin M Christmas, Jordan C Patik, Sepideh Khoshnevis, Kenneth R Diller, R Matthew Brothers
Cryotherapy is a therapeutic technique using ice or cold water applied to the skin to manage soft tissue trauma and injury. While beneficial, there are some potentially detrimental side effects, such as pronounced vasoconstriction and tissue ischemia that are sustained for hours post-treatment. This study tested the hypothesis that this vasoconstriction is mediated by 1) activation of post-synaptic α-adrenergic receptors and/or 2) activation of post-synaptic neuropeptide Y1 (NPY Y1) receptors. 8 subjects were fitted with a commercially available cryotherapy unit with a water perfused bladder on the lateral portion of the right calf...
August 24, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835932/characterization-of-gabaergic-marker-expression-in-the-chronic-unpredictable-stress-model-of-depression
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Mounira Banasr, Ashley Lepack, Corey Fee, Vanja Duric, Jaime Maldonado-Aviles, Ralph DiLeone, Etienne Sibille, Ronald S Duman, Gerard Sanacora
Evidence continues to build suggesting that the GABAergic neurotransmitter system is altered in brains of patients with major depressive disorder. However, there is little information available related to the extent of these changes or the potential mechanisms associated with these alterations. As stress is a well-established precipitant to depressive episodes, we sought to explore the impact of chronic stress on GABAergic interneurons. Using western blot analyses and quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) we assessed the effects of five-weeks of chronic unpredictable stress (CUS) exposure on the expression of GABA-synthesizing enzymes (GAD65 and GAD67), calcium-binding proteins (calbindin (CB), parvalbumin (PV) and calretinin (CR)), and neuropeptides co-expressed in GABAergic neurons (somatostatin (SST), neuropeptide Y (NPY), vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) and cholecystokinin (CCK)) in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) and hippocampus (HPC) of rats...
February 2017: Chronic stress
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