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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920753/neuroproteomics-and-systems-biology-approach-to-identify-temporal-biomarker-changes-post-experimental-traumatic-brain-injury-in-rats
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Firas H Kobeissy, Joy D Guingab-Cagmat, Zhiqun Zhang, Ahmed Moghieb, Olena Y Glushakova, Stefania Mondello, Angela M Boutté, John Anagli, Richard Rubenstein, Hisham Bahmad, Amy K Wagner, Ronald L Hayes, Kevin K W Wang
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) represents a critical health problem of which diagnosis, management, and treatment remain challenging. TBI is a contributing factor in approximately one-third of all injury-related deaths in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 1.7 million people suffer a TBI in the United States annually. Efforts continue to focus on elucidating the complex molecular mechanisms underlying TBI pathophysiology and defining sensitive and specific biomarkers that can aid in improving patient management and care...
2016: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919624/metabolic-fate-of-glucose-in-rats-with-traumatic-brain-injury-and-pyruvate-or-glucose-treatments-a-nmr-spectroscopy-study
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Katsunori Shijo, Richard L Sutton, Sima S Ghavim, Neil G Harris, Brenda L Bartnik-Olson
Administration of sodium pyruvate (SP; 9.08 μmol/kg, i.p.), ethyl pyruvate (EP; 0.34 μmol/kg, i.p.) or glucose (GLC; 11.1 μmol/kg, i.p.) to rats after unilateral controlled cortical impact (CCI) injury has been reported to reduce neuronal loss and improve cerebral metabolism. In the present study these doses of each fuel or 8% saline (SAL; 5.47 nmoles/kg) were administered immediately and at 1, 3, 6 and 23 h post-CCI. At 24 h all CCI groups and non-treated Sham injury controls were infused with [1,2 (13)C] glucose for 68 min (13)C nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra were obtained from cortex + hippocampus tissues from left (injured) and right (contralateral) hemispheres...
December 2, 2016: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916896/the-impact-of-cxcr4-blockade-on-the-survival-of-rat-brain-cortical-neurons
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José Joaquín Merino, Alba Garcimartín, María Elvira López-Oliva, Juana Benedí, María Pilar González
BACKGROUND: Chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR4) plays a role in neuronal survival/cell repair and also contributes to the progression of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. Chemokine ligand 12 (CXCL12) binds to CXCR4. In this study, we have investigated whether CXCR4 blockade by AMD3100 (a CXCR4 antagonist, member of bicyclam family) may affect neuronal survival in the absence of insult. Thus, we have measured the mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP), Bax and Bcl-2 protein translocation, and cytochrome c release in AMD3100-treated brain cortical neurons at 7 DIV (days in vitro)...
November 30, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901023/rhein-and-rhubarb-similarly-protect-the-blood-brain-barrier-after-experimental-traumatic-brain-injury-via-gp91-phox-subunit-of-nadph-oxidase-ros-erk-mmp-9-signaling-pathway
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Yang Wang, Xuegong Fan, Tao Tang, Rong Fan, Chunhu Zhang, Zebing Huang, Weijun Peng, Pingping Gan, Xingui Xiong, Wei Huang, Xi Huang
Oxidative stress chiefly contributes to the disruption of the BBB following traumatic brain injury (TBI). The Chinese herbal medicine rhubarb is a promising antioxidant in treating TBI. Here we performed in vivo and in vitro experiments to determine whether rhubarb and its absorbed bioactive compound protected the BBB after TBI by increasing ZO-1 expression through inhibition of gp91(phox) subunit of NADPH oxidase/ROS/ERK/MMP-9 pathway. Rats were subjected to the controlled cortical impact (CCI) model, and primary rat cortical astrocytes were exposed to scratch-wound model...
November 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897203/reducing-gabaa-mediated-inhibition-improves-forelimb-motor-function-after-focal-cortical-stroke-in-mice
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Claudia Alia, Cristina Spalletti, Stefano Lai, Alessandro Panarese, Silvestro Micera, Matteo Caleo
A deeper understanding of post-stroke plasticity is critical to devise more effective pharmacological and rehabilitative treatments. The GABAergic system is one of the key modulators of neuronal plasticity, and plays an important role in the control of "critical periods" during brain development. Here, we report a key role for GABAergic inhibition in functional restoration following ischemia in the adult mouse forelimb motor cortex. After stroke, the majority of cortical sites in peri-infarct areas evoked simultaneous movements of forelimb, hindlimb and tail, consistent with a loss of inhibitory signalling...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894783/comparison-of-speed-vacuum-method-and-heat-drying-method-to-measure-brain-water-content-of-small-brain-samples
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Anne Sebastiani, Tobias Hirnet, Antje Jahn-Eimermacher, Serge C Thal
BACKGROUND: A reliable measurement of brain water content (wet-to-dry ratio) is an important prerequisite for conducting research on mechanisms of brain edema formation. The conventionally used oven-drying method suffers from several limitations, especially in small samples. A technically demanding and time-consuming alternative is freeze-drying. NEW METHOD: Centrifugal vacuum concentrators (e.g. SpeedVac/speed-vacuum drying) are a combination of vacuum-drying and centrifugation, used to reduce the boiling temperature...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889640/inhibition-of-autophagy-with-bafilomycin-and-chloroquine-decreases-mitochondrial-quality-and-bioenergetic-function-in-primary-neurons
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Matthew Redmann, Gloria A Benavides, Taylor F Berryhill, Willayat Y Wani, Xiaosen Ouyang, Michelle S Johnson, Saranya Ravi, Stephen Barnes, Victor M Darley-Usmar, Jianhua Zhang
Autophagy is an important cell recycling program responsible for the clearance of damaged or long-lived proteins and organelles. Pharmacological modulators of this pathway have been extensively utilized in a wide range of basic research and pre-clinical studies. Bafilomycin A1 and chloroquine are commonly used compounds that inhibit autophagy by targeting the lysosomes but through distinct mechanisms. Since it is now clear that mitochondrial quality control, particularly in neurons, is dependent on autophagy, it is important to determine whether these compounds modify cellular bioenergetics...
November 18, 2016: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878274/regulatory-t-cells-exhibit-neuroprotective-effect-in-a-mouse-model-of-traumatic-brain-injury
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Yunhu Yu, Fang Cao, Qishan Ran, Xiaochuan Sun
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major health and socioeconomic problem as it is associated with high rates of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Regulatory T cells (Tregs) have been reported to reduce inflammatory response in several diseases, including myasthenia gravis, viral myocarditis and cerebral infarction. The present study investigated the role of Tregs in mediating neuro‑protective effects in a mouse model of TBI. Initially, Treg levels were determined, and compared between the controlled cortical impact (CCI) model for moderate TBI and the sham group, by using flow cytometry and ELISA...
November 18, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875293/attenuation-of-blood-brain-barrier-breakdown-and-hyperpermeability-by-calpain-inhibition
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Himakarnika Alluri, Marcene Grimsley, Chinchusha Anasooya Shaji, Kevin Paul Varghese, Shenyuan L Zhang, Chander Peddaboina, Bobby Robinson, Madhava R Beeram, Jason H Huang, Binu Tharakan
Blood-brain barrier (BBB) breakdown and the associated microvascular hyperpermeability followed by brain edema is a hallmark feature of several brain pathologies including traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Recent studies indicate that pro-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-1β (IL-1β) that is upregulated following traumatic injuries also promotes BBB dysfunction and hyperpermeability but the underlying mechanisms are not clearly known. The objective of this study was to determine the role of calpains in mediating BBB dysfunction and hyperpermeability and to test the effect of calpain inhibition on the BBB following traumatic insults to the brain...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873015/muscarinic-receptor-binding-changes-in-postmortem-parkinson-s-disease
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Caitlin McOmish, Geoff Pavey, Catriona McLean, Malcolm Horne, Brian Dean, Elizabeth Scarr
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a devastating disorder, affecting approximately 2% of people aged 60 and above. It is marked by progressive neurodegeneration that has long been known to impact dopaminergic cells and circuits, but more recently the acetylcholine system has also been implicated in the complex aetiology and symptomatology of the disease. While broad changes in cholinergic markers have been described, insight into the contribution of specific acetylcholine receptors is less clear. To address this important unknown, in this study we performed [(3)H] pirenzepine, [(3)H] 4DAMP, and [(3)H] AF-DX 384 in situ radioligand binding on postmortem tissues from Brodmann's area 6, 9, 46, and the caudate putamen, from PD and matched controls to detect muscarinic M1, M3, and M1/2/4 receptors, respectively...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869558/polynitroxylated-pegylated-hemoglobin-a-novel-small-volume-therapeutic-for-traumatic-brain-injury-resuscitation-comparison-to-whole-blood-and-dose-response-evaluation
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Erik C Brockman, Travis C Jackson, C Edward Dixon, Hulya Bayir, Robert Clark, Vincent A Vagni, Keri L Janesko, Catherine Byrd, Li Ma, Carleton J C Hsia, Patrick M Kochanek
: Resuscitation with polynitroxylated pegylated hemoglobin (PNPH), a PEGylated bovine hemoglobin decorated with nitroxides, eliminated the need for fluid administration, reduced ICP and brain edema, and produced neuroprotection in vitro and in vivo vs. lactated Ringer's (LR) in experimental traumatic brain injury (TBI) plus hemorrhagic shock (HS). HYPOTHESIS: Resuscitation with PNPH will improve acute physiology vs. whole blood after TBI+HS and will be safe and effective across a wide dosage range...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865453/neurophysiology-and-regulation-of-the-balance-between-excitation-and-inhibition-in-neocortical-circuits
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Roberta Tatti, Melissa S Haley, Olivia K Swanson, Tenzin Tselha, Arianna Maffei
Brain function relies on the ability of neural networks to maintain stable levels of activity, while experiences sculpt them. In the neocortex, the balance between activity and stability relies on the coregulation of excitatory and inhibitory inputs onto principal neurons. Shifts of excitation or inhibition result in altered excitability impaired processing of incoming information. In many neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders, the excitability of local circuits is altered, suggesting that their pathophysiology may involve shifts in synaptic excitation, inhibition, or both...
September 29, 2016: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859797/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-effects-of-a-novel-dimeric-inhibitor-of-psd-95-on-excitotoxicity-and-functional-recovery-after-experimental-traumatic-brain-injury
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Jens Bak Sommer, Anders Bach, Hana Malá, Kristian Strømgaard, Jesper Mogensen, Darryl Scott Pickering
PSD-95 inhibitors have been shown to be neuroprotective in stroke, but have only to a very limited extent been evaluated in the treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that has pathophysiological mechanisms in common with stroke. The aims of the current study were to assess the effects of a novel dimeric inhibitor of PSD-95, UCCB01-147, on histopathology and long-term cognitive outcome after controlled cortical impact (CCI) in rats. As excitotoxic cell death is thought to be a prominent part of the pathophysiology of TBI, we also investigated the neuroprotective effects of UCCB01-147 and related compounds on NMDA-induced cell death in cultured cortical neurons...
November 17, 2016: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852785/dorsolateral-prefrontal-cortex-gaba-concentration-in-humans-predicts-working-memory-load-processing-capacity
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Jong H Yoon, Anthony Grandelis, Richard J Maddock
: The discovery of neural mechanisms of working memory (WM) would significantly enhance our understanding of complex human behaviors and guide treatment development for WM-related impairments found in neuropsychiatric conditions and aging. Although the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) has long been considered critical for WM, we still know little about the neural elements and pathways within the DLPFC that support WM in humans. In this study, we tested whether an individual's DLPFC gamma-aminobutryic acid (GABA) content predicts individual differences in WM task performance using a novel behavioral approach...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842522/what-is-the-impact-of-child-abuse-on-gray-matter-abnormalities-in-individuals-with-major-depressive-disorder-a-case-control-study
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Sung Jun Ahn, Sunghyon Kyeong, Sang Hyun Suh, Jae-Jin Kim, Tae-Sub Chung, Jeong-Ho Seok
BACKGROUND: Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) present heterogeneous clinical symptoms, and childhood abuse is associated with deepening of psychopathology. The aim of this study was to identify structural brain abnormalities in MDD and to assess further differences in gray matter density (GMD) associated with childhood abuse in MDD. METHODS: Differences in regional GMD between 34 MDD patients and 26 healthy controls were assessed using magnetic resonance imaging and optimized voxel-based morphometry...
November 14, 2016: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832314/diets-high-in-fat-or-fructose-differentially-modulate-bone-health-and-lipid-metabolism
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Aditi Jatkar, Irwin J Kurland, Stefan Judex
Diets high in fat or carbohydrates can lead to obesity and diabetes, two interrelated conditions that have been associated with osteoporosis. Here, we contrasted the effects of a high fat (HF) versus fructose-enriched carbohydrate (CH) versus regular chow (SC) diet on bone morphology, fat content and metabolic balance in BALB/cByJ mice over a 15-week period. For 13 weeks, there were no differences in body mass between groups with small differences in the last 2 weeks. Even without the potentially confounding factor of altered body mass and levels of load bearing, HF consumption was detrimental to bone in the distal femur with lower trabecular bone volume fraction and thinner cortices than controls...
November 10, 2016: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822507/traumatic-brain-injury-stimulates-neural-stem-cell-proliferation-via-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-signaling-pathway-activation
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Xiaoting Wang, Pich Seekaew, Xiang Gao, Jinhui Chen
Neural stem cells in the adult brain possess the ability to remain quiescent until needed in tissue homeostasis or repair. It was previously shown that traumatic brain injury (TBI) stimulated neural stem cell (NSC) proliferation in the adult hippocampus, indicating an innate repair mechanism, but it is unknown how TBI promotes NSC proliferation. In the present study, we observed dramatic activation of mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) in the hippocampus of mice with TBI from controlled cortical impact (CCI)...
September 2016: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807412/fluoxetine-does-not-enhance-visual-perceptual-learning-and-triazolam-specifically-impairs-learning-transfer
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Alice K Lagas, Joanna M Black, Winston D Byblow, Melanie K Fleming, Lucy K Goodman, Robert R Kydd, Bruce R Russell, Cathy M Stinear, Benjamin Thompson
The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor fluoxetine significantly enhances adult visual cortex plasticity within the rat. This effect is related to decreased gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) mediated inhibition and identifies fluoxetine as a potential agent for enhancing plasticity in the adult human brain. We tested the hypothesis that fluoxetine would enhance visual perceptual learning of a motion direction discrimination (MDD) task in humans. We also investigated (1) the effect of fluoxetine on visual and motor cortex excitability and (2) the impact of increased GABA mediated inhibition following a single dose of triazolam on post-training MDD task performance...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806662/galantamine-and-environmental-enrichment-enhance-cognitive-recovery-after-experimental-traumatic-brain-injury-but-do-not-confer-additional-benefits-when-combined
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Patricia B de la Tremblaye, Corina O Bondi, Naima Lajud, Jeffrey P Cheng, Hannah Radabaugh, Anthony E Kline
Environmental enrichment (EE) enhances cognition after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Galantamine (GAL) is an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor that may also promote benefits. Hence, the aims of this study were to assess the efficacy of GAL alone (standard (STD) housing) and in combination with EE in adult male rats after TBI. The hypothesis was that both therapies would confer motor, cognitive, and histological benefits when provided singly, but their combination would be more efficacious. Anesthetized rats received a controlled cortical impact or sham injury and then were randomly assigned to receive GAL (1, 2, or 3 mg/kg; i...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802229/diverging-progression-of-network-disruption-and-atrophy-in-alzheimer-s-disease-and-semantic-dementia
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Jennifer Andreotti, Thomas Dierks, Lars-Olof Wahlund, Matthias Grieder
The progression of cognitive deficits in Alzheimer's disease and semantic dementia is accompanied by grey matter atrophy and white matter deterioration. The impact of neuronal loss on the structural network connectivity in these dementia subtypes is, however, not well understood. In order to gain a more refined knowledge of the topological organization of white matter alterations in dementia, we used a network-based approach to analyze the brain's structural connectivity network. Diffusion-weighted and anatomical MRI images of groups with eighteen Alzheimer's disease and six semantic dementia patients, as well as twenty-one healthy controls were recorded to reconstruct individual connectivity networks...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
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