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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917718/olfactory-toxicity-in-rats-following-manganese-chloride-nasal-instillation-a-pilot-study
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Melanie L Foster, Deepa B Rao, Taylor Francher, Samantha Traver, David C Dorman
Following inhalation, manganese travels along the olfactory nerve from the olfactory epithelium (OE) to the olfactory bulb (OB). Occupational exposure to inhaled manganese is associated with changes in olfactory function. This pilot study evaluated two related hypotheses: (a) intranasal manganese administration increases OE and OB manganese concentrations; and (b) intranasal manganese exposure impairs performance of previously trained rats on a go-no-go olfactory discrimination (OD) task. Male Fischer 344 rats were trained to either lever press ("go") in response to a positive conditioned stimulus (CS+: vanillin) or to do nothing ("no go") when a negative conditioned stimulus (CS-: amyl acetate) was present...
September 13, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917708/type-2-diabetes-mellitus-balb-c-mice-are-more-susceptible-to-granulomatous-amoebic-encephalitis-immunohistochemical-study
#2
Maritza Omaña-Molina, Raquel Sanchez-Rocha, Dolores Hernandez-Martinez, Miriam Romero Grijalva, Citlaltepetl Salinas-Lara, Miriam Rodriguez-Sosa, Imelda Juarez-Avelar, Lizbeth Salazar-Villatoro, Arturo Gonzalez-Robles, Adolfo Rene Mendez-Cruz, Patricia Aley-Medina, Jesus Espinosa-Villanueva, Ismael Castelan-Ramirez, Jacob Lorenzo-Morales
Granulomatous amoebic encephalitis (GAE) is a chronic, difficult to resolve infection caused by amphizoic amoebae of the genus Acanthamoeba, which in most cases occurs in immunosuppressed persons or with chronic diseases such as diabetes. In this study, we describe the early events of A. culbertsoni infection of GAE in diabetic mice model. Diabetes was induced in male BALB/c mice, with a dose of streptozotocin (130 mg/kg). Healthy and diabetic mice were inoculated via intranasal with 1 × 10(6) trophozoites of A...
September 13, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914166/repeated-iron-soot-exposure-and-nose-to-brain-transport-of-inhaled-ultrafine-particles
#3
Laurie E Hopkins, Emilia A Laing, Janice L Peake, Dale Uyeminami, Savannah M Mack, Xueting Li, Suzette Smiley-Jewell, Kent E Pinkerton
Particulate exposure has been implicated in the development of a number of neurological maladies such as multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, and idiopathic Parkinson's disease. Only a few studies have focused on the olfactory pathway as a portal through which combustion-generated particles may enter the brain. The primary objective of this study was to define the deposition, uptake, and transport of inhaled ultrafine iron-soot particles in the nasal cavities of mice to determine whether combustion-generated nanoparticles reach the olfactory bulb via the olfactory epithelium and nerve fascicles...
January 1, 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904198/type-1-interferon-signalling-to-dendritic-cells-limits-murid-herpesvirus-4-spread-from-the-olfactory-epithelium
#4
Clara Lawler, Philip G Stevenson
Murid Herpesvirus-4 (MuHV-4) is a B cell-tropic gamma-herpesvirus that can be studied in vivo Despite viral evasion, type 1 interferons (IFN-I) limit its spread. After MuHV-4 inoculation into footpads, IFN-I protect lymph node subcapsular sinus macrophages (SSM) against productive infection; after peritoneal inoculation, they protect splenic marginal zone macrophages; and they limit MuHV-4 replication in the lungs. While invasive infections can test specific aspects of host colonization, it is important also to understand natural infection...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890054/home-cage-odors-spatial-cues-elicit-theta-phase-gamma-amplitude-coupling-between-olfactory-bulb-and-dorsal-hippocampus
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Roberta Ribas Pena, Daniel de Castro Medeiros, Leonardo de Oliveira Guarnieri, Julio Boriollo Guerra, Vinícius Rezende Carvalho, Eduardo Mazoni Andrade Marçal Mendes, Grace Schenatto Pereira, Márcio Flávio Dutra Moraes
The brain oscillations may play a critical role in synchronizing neuronal assemblies in order to establish appropriate sensory-motor integration. In fact, studies have demonstrated phase-amplitude coupling of distinct oscillatory rhythms during cognitive processes. Here we investigated whether olfacto-hippocampal coupling occurs when mice are detecting familiar odors located in a spatially restricted area of a new context. The spatial olfactory task (SOT) was designed to expose mice to a new environment in which only one quadrant (target) contains odors provided by its own home-cage bedding...
September 7, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877965/tests-of-the-sorption-and-olfactory-fovea-hypotheses-in-the-mouse
#6
David Michael Coppola, Brittaney E Ritchie, Brent A Craven
The spatial distribution of receptors within sensory epithelia (e.g. retina and skin) is often markedly non-uniform to gain efficiency in information capture and neural processing. By contrast, odors, unlike visual and tactile stimuli, have no obvious spatial dimension. What need then could there be for either nearest-neighbor relationships or non-uniform distributions of receptor cells in the olfactory epithelium (OE)? Adrian (1942; 1950) provided the only widely debated answer to this question when he posited that the physical properties of odors, such as volatility and water solubility, determine a spatial pattern of stimulation across the OE that could aid odor discrimination...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868140/bioconductor-workflow-for-single-cell-rna-sequencing-normalization-dimensionality-reduction-clustering-and-lineage-inference
#7
Fanny Perraudeau, Davide Risso, Kelly Street, Elizabeth Purdom, Sandrine Dudoit
Novel single-cell transcriptome sequencing assays allow researchers to measure gene expression levels at the resolution of single cells and offer the unprecendented opportunity to investigate at the molecular level fundamental biological questions, such as stem cell differentiation or the discovery and characterization of rare cell types. However, such assays raise challenging statistical and computational questions and require the development of novel methodology and software. Using stem cell differentiation in the mouse olfactory epithelium as a case study, this integrated workflow provides a step-by-step tutorial to the methodology and associated software for the following four main tasks: (1) dimensionality reduction accounting for zero inflation and over dispersion and adjusting for gene and cell-level covariates; (2) cell clustering using resampling-based sequential ensemble clustering; (3) inference of cell lineages and pseudotimes; and (4) differential expression analysis along lineages...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862781/effects-of-lateral-olfactory-tract-stimulation-on-fos-immunoreactivity-in-vasopressin-neurons-of-the-rat-piriform-cortex
#8
Chiharu Tsuji, Takahiro Tsuji, Andrew Allchorne, Gareth Leng, Mike Ludwig
In the main olfactory system, odours are registered at the main olfactory epithelium, then processed at the main olfactory bulb (MOB) and subsequently by the anterior olfactory nucleus (AON), the piriform cortex (PC) and the cortical amygdala. Previously, we reported populations of vasopressin neurons in different areas of the rat olfactory system, including the MOB, accessory olfactory bulb (AOB) and the AON and showed that these are involved in the coding of social odour information. Utilizing immunohistochemistry and a transgenic rat in which an enhanced green fluorescent protein reporter gene is expressed in vasopressin neurons (eGFP-vasopressin), we show here a population of vasopressin neurons in the PC...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860658/modification-of-the-response-of-olfactory-receptors-to-acetophenone-by-cyp1a2
#9
Masashi Asakawa, Yosuke Fukutani, Aulaphan Savangsuksa, Keiich Noguchi, Hiroaki Matsunami, Masafumi Yohda
Olfaction is mediated by the binding of odorant molecules to olfactory receptors (ORs). There are numerous proteins in the nasal mucus, and they contribute to olfaction through various mechanisms. Cytochrome P450 (CYP) family members are known to be present in the olfactory epithelium and are thought to affect olfaction by enzymatic conversion of odorant molecules. In this study, we examined the effects of CYPs on the ligand responses of ORs in heterologous cells. Among the CYPs tested, co-expression of CYP1a2 significantly affected the responses of various ORs, including MOR161-2, to acetophenone...
August 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860551/odorant-odorant-metabolic-interaction-a-novel-actor-in-olfactory-perception-and-behavioral-responsiveness
#10
Hassan-Ismail Hanser, Philippe Faure, Aline Robert-Hazotte, Yves Artur, Patricia Duchamp-Viret, Gérard Coureaud, Jean-Marie Heydel
In the nasal olfactory epithelium, olfactory metabolic enzymes ensure odorant clearance from the olfactory receptor environment. This biotransformation of odorants into deactivated polar metabolites is critical to maintaining peripheral sensitivity and perception. Olfactory stimuli consist of complex mixtures of odorants, so binding interactions likely occur at the enzyme level and may impact odor processing. Here, we used the well-described model of mammary pheromone-induced sucking-related behavior in rabbit neonates...
August 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827647/indistinguishable-odour-enantiomers-differences-between-peripheral-and-central-nervous-electrophysiological-responses
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Sophia C Poletti, Annachiara Cavazzana, Cagdas Guducu, Maria Larsson, Thomas Hummel
The ability of humans to discriminate enantiomeric odour pairs is substance -specific. Current literature suggests that psychophysical discrimination of odour enantiomers mainly depends on the peripheral processing at the level of the olfactory sensory neurons (OSN). To study the influence of central processing in discrimination, we investigated differences in the electrophysiological responses to psychophysically indistinguishable (+)- and (-)- rose oxide enantiomers at peripheral and central-nervous levels in humans...
August 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815590/juxtanodin-in-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells-expression-and-biological-activities-in-regulating-cell-morphology-and-actin-cytoskeleton-organization
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Fengyi Liang, Ji Hyun Hwang, Nicholas Weiwei Tang, Walter Hunziker
Juxtanodin (also known as ermin) was initially identified as an actin cytoskeleton-related oligodendroglial protein in the rat central nervous system. It was subsequently also found in the rat olfactory neuroepithelium, especially at the apical junctional belt of the sustentacular cells. We further examined juxtanodin expression and functional roles in the retina using fluorescence histochemistry, confocal microscopy, immuno-electron microscopy, molecular biology and cell culture. Prominent juxtanodin expression was found in the photoreceptor-supporting retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), especially in a zone corresponding to the apices of RPE cells, at the roots of the RPE microvilli, and at the base of RPE cells next to the Bruch's membrane...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800723/a-clca-regulatory-protein-present-in-the-chemosensory-cilia-of-olfactory-sensory-neurons-induces-a-ca-2-activated-cl-current-when-transfected-into-hek293
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Casilda V Mura, Ricardo Delgado, María Graciela Delgado, Diego Restrepo, Juan Bacigalupo
BACKGROUND: CLCA is a family of metalloproteases that regulate Ca(2+)-activated Cl(-) fluxes in epithelial tissues. In HEK293 cells, CLCA1 promotes membrane expression of an endogenous Anoctamin 1 (ANO1, also termed TMEM16A)-dependent Ca(2+)-activated Cl(-) current. Motif architecture similarity with CLCA2, 3 and 4 suggested that they have similar functions. We previously detected the isoform CLCA4L in rat olfactory sensory neurons, where Anoctamin 2 is the principal chemotransduction Ca(2+)-activated Cl(-) channel...
August 11, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796251/differential-spatial-expression-of-peripheral-olfactory-neuron-derived-bace1-induces-olfactory-impairment-by-region-specific-accumulation-of-%C3%AE-amyloid-oligomer
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Seung-Jun Yoo, Ji-Hye Lee, So Yeun Kim, Gowoon Son, Jae Yeon Kim, Bongki Cho, Seong-Woon Yu, Keun-A Chang, Yoo-Hun Suh, Cheil Moon
Olfactory dysfunction is a common symptom associated with neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's disease (AD). Although evidence exists to suggest that peripheral olfactory organs are involved in the olfactory dysfunction that accompanies AD pathology, the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. As confirmed using behavioral tests, transgenic mice overexpressing a Swedish mutant form of human amyloid precursor proteins exhibited olfactory impairments prior to evidence of cognitive impairment...
August 10, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735674/effect-of-mouse-strain-on-equine-herpesvirus-9-infection
#15
E El-Nahass, N El-Habashi, Kh M El-Dakhly, Y Tsuchiya, T Yanai
The infectivity of equine herpesvirus (EHV)-9 has been studied in different animal models including immunocompromised animals. The current study focused on the infectivity of EHV-9 in different mouse strains (C3H, C57BL, DBA, BALB/c-nu/nu, BALB/c and ICR) by intranasal inoculation of 2 × 10(6) plaque forming units (PFU). Various organs, including head and lungs, were collected 7 days post infection (dpi) to investigate microscopical lesions and the distribution of EHV-9 antigen. Immunopositivity of tissue sections was scored using ImageJ software...
July 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719101/neuronal-degeneration-and-regeneration-induced-by-axotomy-in-the-olfactory-epithelium-of-xenopus-laevis
#16
A S Cervino, D A Paz, J L Frontera
The olfactory epithelium (OE) has the remarkable capability to constantly replace olfactory receptor neurons (ORNs) due to the presence of neural stem cells (NSCs). For this reason, the OE provides an excellent model to study neurogenesis and neuronal differentiation. In the present work, we induced neuronal degeneration in the OE of Xenopus laevis larvae by bilateral axotomy of the olfactory nerves. We found that axotomy induces specific- neuronal death through apoptosis between 24 and 48h post-injury. In concordance, there was a progressive decrease of the mature-ORN marker OMP until it was completely absent 72h post-injury...
July 18, 2017: Developmental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717156/patterned-arrangements-of-olfactory-receptor-gene-expression-in-zebrafish-are-established-by-radial-movement-of-specified-olfactory-sensory-neurons
#17
Xalid Bayramli, Yiğit Kocagöz, Uğurcan Sakizli, Stefan H Fuss
Spatial restriction of olfactory receptor (OR) gene expression in peripheral sense organs is a common phenomenon across species, suggesting that zonal OR expression somehow contributes to olfactory function. In zebrafish OR expression patterns reminiscent of zones occur as concentric domains with preferred diameters for different ORs. However, the function and the developmental origin of the pattern are unknown. Here we investigate olfactory sensory neuron (OSN) neurogenesis in the adult zebrafish olfactory epithelium (OE) to understand how the zonally organized OR pattern is established and maintained during the lifetime of the animal...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703738/abnormally-increased-secretion-in-olfactory-neuronal-precursors-from-a-case-of-schizophrenia-is-modulated-by-melatonin-a-pilot-study
#18
Montserrat G Cercós, Tania Galván-Arrieta, Marcela Valdés-Tovar, Héctor Solís-Chagoyán, Jesús Argueta, Gloria Benítez-King, Citlali Trueta
The alterations that underlie the pathophysiology of schizophrenia (SCZ) include the dysregulation of structural and functional properties of neurons. Among these, the secretion of neurotransmitters and hormones, which plays a key role for neuronal communication and development, is altered. Neuronal precursors from the human olfactory epithelium have been recently characterized as a reliable model for studying the etiopathogenesis of neuropsychiatric diseases. Our previous work has shown that melatonin enhances the development of morphological and functional features of cloned olfactory neuronal precursors (ONPs) from a healthy subject...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696292/acute-inflammation-regulates-neuroregeneration-through-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-in-olfactory-epithelium
#19
Mengfei Chen, Randall R Reed, Andrew P Lane
Adult neural stem cells/progenitor cells residing in the basal layer of the olfactory epithelium are capable of reconstituting the neuroepithelium even after severe damage. The molecular events underlying this regenerative capacity remain elusive. Here we show that the repair of neuroepithelium after lesioning is accompanied by an acute, but self-limited, inflammatory process. Attenuation of inflammatory cell recruitment and cytokine production by dexamethasone impairs proliferation of progenitor horizontal basal cells (HBCs) and subsequent neuronal differentiation...
July 25, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684540/suppression-of-ciliary-movements-by-a-hypertonic-stress-in-the-newt-olfactory-receptor-neuron
#20
Yoshihiko Wakazono, Takashi Sakurai, Susumu Terakawa
Olfactory receptor neurons isolated from the newt maintain a high activity of the ciliary beat. A cilium of neuron is so unique that only little is known about regulatory factors for its beat frequency. We examined the olfactory receptor neuron immersed in various extracellular media under the video-enhanced differential interference contrast (DIC) microscope. The activation of voltage-gated Ca2+ channels by K+-depolarization or by application of Ca2+ to membrane-permeabilized olfactory cells did not affect the ciliary movement, suggesting that a Ca2+ influx through the cell membrane has no direct effect on the movement...
July 5, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
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