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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711518/antagonism-of-the-5-ht6-receptor-preclinical-rationale-for-the-treatment-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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REVIEW
Inge E M de Jong, Arne Mørk
Antagonism of the 5-HT6 receptor is a promising approach for the symptomatic treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). There is compelling preclinical evidence for the procognitive potential of 5-HT6 receptor antagonists and several compounds are in clinical development, as adjunct therapy to acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AChEIs). This manuscript summarizes the scientific rationale for the use of 5-HT6 receptor antagonists as AD treatment, with some focus on the selective and high-affinity 5-HT6 receptor antagonist idalopirdine (Lu AE58054)...
July 12, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676760/combined-oral-administration-of-gaba-and-dpp-4-inhibitor-prevents-beta-cell-damage-and-promotes-beta-cell-regeneration-in-mice
#2
Wenjuan Liu, Dong Ok Son, Harry K Lau, Yinghui Zhou, Gerald J Prud'homme, Tianru Jin, Qinghua Wang
γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) or glucagon-like peptide-1 based drugs, such as sitagliptin (a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor), were shown to induce beta cell regenerative effects in various diabetic mouse models. We propose that their combined administration can bring forth an additive therapeutic effect. We tested this hypothesis in a multiple low-dose streptozotocin (STZ)-induced beta cell injury mouse model (MDSD). Male C57BL/6J mice were assigned randomly into four groups: non-treatment diabetic control, GABA, sitagliptin, or GABA plus sitagliptin...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658981/pharmacotherapy-of-alcoholism-an-update-on-approved-or-available-medications
#3
Michael Soyka, Christian A Müller
Only a few medications are available for the treatment of alcohol use disorders (AUDs). Areas covered: This paper discusses approved AUD medications, including the opioid antagonists; naltrexone and nalmefene (the latter is licensed for reduction of alcohol consumption only), the putative glutamate receptor antagonist acamprosate and the aldehyde dehydrogenase inhibitor disulfiram. It also covers off-label medications of interest, including topiramate, gabapentin, ondansetron, varenicline, baclofen, sodium oxybate and antidepressants...
June 29, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555334/prenatal-nicotine-exposure-induces-hpa-axis-hypersensitivity-in-offspring-rats-via-the-intrauterine-programming-of-up-regulation-of-hippocampal-gad67
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Xia He, Juan Lu, Wanting Dong, Zhexiao Jiao, Chong Zhang, Ying Yu, Zhaohui Zhang, Hui Wang, Dan Xu
The intrauterine programming of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis hypersensitivity is associated with chronic adult diseases. Our previous studies demonstrated the HPA-axis hypersensitivity in offspring rats induced by prenatal nicotine exposure. The goal of the present study is to further investigate the intrauterine programming mechanism. Pregnant Wistar rats were subcutaneously administered with 2.0 mg/kg day of nicotine from gestational day (GD) 9-20. A group of the pregnant rats was euthanized at GD20, and the fetal rats were extracted...
May 29, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524180/aberrant-epigenetic-regulation-of-gabrp-associates-with-aggressive-phenotype-of-ovarian-cancer
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Hye Youn Sung, San-Duk Yang, Woong Ju, Jung-Hyuck Ahn
Metastasis is a major cause of therapeutic failure in ovarian cancer. To elucidate molecular mechanisms of ovarian cancer metastasis, we previously established a metastatic xenograft mouse model using human ovarian carcinoma SK-OV-3 cells. Using gene expression profiling, we found that γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)A receptor π subunit (GABRP) expression was upregulated (>4-fold) in metastatic tissues from our xenograft mice compared with SK-OV-3 cells. Importantly, GABRP knockdown diminished the migration and invasion of SK-OV-3 cells, and reduced extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) activation while overexpression of GABRP exhibited significantly increased cell migration, invasion and ERK activation...
May 19, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514338/-a-comparative-chemoreactome-analysis-of-mexidol
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I Yu Torshin, O A Gromova, I S Sardaryan, L E Fedotova
AIM: To compare mexidol with control molecules (choline alfoscerate, piracetam, glycine, semax) using chemoreactome analysis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The chemical structure of mexidol was compared to molecule metabolites extracted from the Human Metabolome Database (HMDB) and a drug database. More than 40 000 of metabolites from HMDB were used as a model of human metabolome. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: The chemoreactome analysis showed that mexidol may be (1) an agonist of acetylcholine and GABA-A receptors; (2) an anti-inflammatory agent, the effects of which are carried out by inhibiting the synthesis of pro-inflammatory prostaglandins; (3) a neurotrophic agent with neuroprotective properties; (4) a coagulation inhibitor; (5) a diabetes medication and (6) a hypolipidemic agent...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499915/early-life-stress-and-later-peer-distress-on-depressive-behavior-in-adolescent-female-rats-effects-of-a-novel-intervention-on-gaba-and-d2-receptors
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Jodi L Lukkes, Shirisha Meda, Britta S Thompson, Nadja Freund, Susan L Andersen
Early life adversity (ELA) increases the risk of depression during adolescence that may result from a decline in parvalbumin (PVB) secondary to increased neuroinflammation. In this study, we investigated depressive-like behavior following exposure to two different types of stressors that are relevant for their developmental period: 1) chronic ELA (maternal separation; MS) and 2) an acute emotional stressor during adolescence (witnessing their peers receive multiple shocks; WIT), and their interaction. We also determined whether reducing inflammation by cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibition would prevent the onset of depressive-like behavior...
May 9, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485599/enantioselective-three-step-synthesis-of-homo-%C3%AE-proline-a-donor-acceptor-cyclopropane-as-key-intermediate
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Ludwig K A Pilsl, Thomas Ertl, Oliver Reiser
An enantioselective three-step synthesis of the GABA uptake inhibitor (S)-(+)-homo-β-proline was developed. The basis for the synthesis was the enantioselective Cu(I)-catalyzed cyclopropanation of N-Boc-pyrrole, a substrate that persistently has proved to be challenging in such transformations. The cyclopropanation can be performed on a 150 mmol scale, and the two subsequent steps (i.e., hydrogenation and in situ cyclopropane-opening/double-deprotection) toward the target molecule proceed smoothly in quantitative yield without loss of enantiopurity...
May 9, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456011/neurosteroid-biosynthesis-downregulation-and-changes-in-gabaa-receptor-subunit-composition-a-biomarker-axis-in-stress-induced-cognitive-and-emotional-impairment
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REVIEW
Andrea Locci, Graziano Pinna
By rapidly modulating neuronal excitability, neurosteroids regulate physiological processes, such as responses to stress and development. Excessive stress affects their biosynthesis and causes an imbalance in cognition and emotions. The progesterone derivative, allopregnanolone (Allo) enhances extrasynaptic and postsynaptic inhibition by directly binding at GABAA receptors, and thus, positively and allosterically modulates the function of GABA. Allo levels are decreased in stress-induced psychiatric disorders, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and elevating Allo levels may be a valid therapeutic approach to counteract behavioural dysfunction...
April 29, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443033/high-gama-aminobutyric-acid-contents-involved-in-abamectin-resistance-and-predation-an-interesting-phenomenon-in-spider-mites
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Zhifeng Xu, Yanchao Liu, Peng Wei, Kaiyang Feng, Jinzhi Niu, Guangmao Shen, Wencai Lu, Wei Xiao, Jinjun Wang, Guy J Smagghe, Qiang Xu, Lin He
Abamectin has been widely used as an insecticide/acaricide for more than 30 years because of its superior bioactivity. Recently, an interesting phenomenon was identified in the carmine spider mite, Tetranychus cinnabarinus, an important pest in agriculture. The gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) contents in a laboratory abamectin resistant strain of T. cinnabarinus (AbR) were significantly increased. Decreases in activity and mRNA expression of GABA transaminase (GABA-T) were responsible for GABA accumulation in AbR mites...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440808/automated-and-manual-patch-clamp-data-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-dopaminergic-neurons
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Denise Franz, Hervør Lykke Olsen, Oliver Klink, Jan Gimsa
Human induced pluripotent stem cells can be differentiated into dopaminergic neurons (Dopa.4U). Dopa.4U neurons expressed voltage-gated NaV and KV channels and showed neuron-like spontaneous electrical activity. In automated patch clamp measurements with suspended Dopa.4U neurons, delayed rectifier K(+) current (delayed KV) and rapidly inactivating A-type K(+) current (fast KV) were identified. Examination of the fast KV current with inhibitors yielded IC50 values of 0.4 mM (4-aminopyridine) and 0.1 mM (tetraethylammonium)...
April 25, 2017: Scientific Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438981/acute-inflammation-reveals-gabaa-receptor-mediated-nociception-in-mouse-dorsal-root-ganglion-neurons-via-pge2-receptor-4-signaling
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In Jeong Jang, Alexander J Davies, Nozomi Akimoto, Seung Keun Back, Pa Reum Lee, Heung Sik Na, Hidemasa Furue, Sung Jun Jung, Yong Ho Kim, Seog Bae Oh
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) depolarizes dorsal root ganglia (DRG) primary afferent neurons through activation of Cl(-) permeable GABAA receptors but the physiologic role of GABAA receptors in the peripheral terminals of DRG neurons remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the role of peripheral GABAA receptors in nociception using a mouse model of acute inflammation. In vivo, peripheral administration of the selective GABAA receptor agonist muscimol evoked spontaneous licking behavior, as well as spinal wide dynamic range (WDR) neuron firing, after pre-conditioning with formalin but had no effect in saline-treated mice...
April 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427564/inflammation-in-epileptic-encephalopathies
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Oleksii Shandra, Solomon L Moshé, Aristea S Galanopoulou
West syndrome (WS) is an infantile epileptic encephalopathy that manifests with infantile spasms (IS), hypsarrhythmia (in ~60% of infants), and poor neurodevelopmental outcomes. The etiologies of WS can be structural-metabolic pathologies (~60%), genetic (12%-15%), or of unknown origin. The current treatment options include hormonal treatment (adrenocorticotropic hormone and high-dose steroids) and the GABA aminotransferase inhibitor vigabatrin, while ketogenic diet can be given as add-on treatment in refractory IS...
2017: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424564/new-developments-in-the-management-of-narcolepsy
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REVIEW
Vivien C Abad, Christian Guilleminault
Narcolepsy is a life-long, underrecognized sleep disorder that affects 0.02%-0.18% of the US and Western European populations. Genetic predisposition is suspected because of narcolepsy's strong association with HLA DQB1*06-02, and genome-wide association studies have identified polymorphisms in T-cell receptor loci. Narcolepsy pathophysiology is linked to loss of signaling by hypocretin-producing neurons; an autoimmune etiology possibly triggered by some environmental agent may precipitate hypocretin neuronal loss...
2017: Nature and Science of Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423185/functional-identification-of-activity-regulated-high-affinity-glutamine-transport-in-hippocampal-neurons-inhibited-by-riluzole
#15
Jeffrey D Erickson
Glutamine (Gln) is considered the preferred precursor for the neurotransmitter pool of glutamate (Glu), the major excitatory transmitter in the mammalian CNS. Here, an activity-regulated, high-affinity Gln transport system is described in developing and mature neuron-enriched hippocampal cultures that is potently inhibited by riluzole (IC50 1.3 ± 0.5 μM), an anti-glutamatergic drug, and is blocked by low concentrations of 2-(methylamino)isobutyrate (MeAIB), a system A transport inhibitor. K(+) -stimulated MeAIB transport displays an affinity (Km ) for MeAIB of 37 ± 1...
July 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410959/the-involvement-of-bdnf-creb-signaling-pathways-in-the-pharmacological-mechanism-of-combined-ssri-antipsychotic-treatment-in-schizophrenia
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Reef Einoch, Orly Weinreb, Nina Mandiuk, Moussa B H Youdim, Warren Bilker, Henry Silver
Previous studies into the mechanism of SSRI-antipsychotic synergism in our laboratory identified unique changes in the brain, particularly in the γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-A receptor and its modulators. This study examined the role of brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)-cAMP response element binding (CREB) protein signaling pathways, including protein kinase B (AKT), glycogen synthase kinase (GSK)-3β and related molecules in the molecular response to haloperidol, fluvoxamine, combined haloperidol+fluvoxamine and clozapine treatments in rat frontal cortex, hippocampus and primary cortical neuronal cultures...
April 11, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404686/propofol-anesthesia-is-reduced-in-phospholipase-c-related-inactive-protein-type-1-knockout-mice
#17
Yoshikazu Nikaido, Tomonori Furukawa, Shuji Shimoyama, Junko Yamada, Keisuke Migita, Kohei Koga, Tetsuya Kushikata, Kazuyoshi Hirota, Takashi Kanematsu, Masato Hirata, Shinya Ueno
The GABA type A receptor (GABAA-R) is a major target of intravenous anesthetics. Phospholipase C-related inactive protein type-1 (PRIP-1) is important in GABAA-R phosphorylation and membrane trafficking. In this study, we investigated the role of PRIP-1 in general anesthetic action. The anesthetic effects of propofol, etomidate, and pentobarbital were evaluated in wild-type and PRIP-1 knockout (PRIP-1 KO) mice by measuring the latency and duration of loss of righting reflex (LORR) and loss of tail-pinch withdrawal response (LTWR)...
June 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392759/calcium-dependent-and-synapsin-dependent-pathways-for-the-presynaptic-actions-of-bdnf
#18
Qing Cheng, Sang-Ho Song, George J Augustine
We used cultured hippocampal neurons to determine the signaling pathways mediating brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) regulation of spontaneous glutamate and GABA release. BDNF treatment elevated calcium concentration in presynaptic terminals; this calcium signal reached a peak within 1 min and declined in the sustained presence of BDNF. This BDNF-induced transient rise in presynaptic calcium was reduced by SKF96365, indicating that BDNF causes presynaptic calcium influx via TRPC channels. BDNF treatment increased the frequency of miniature excitatory postsynaptic currents (mEPSCs)...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375159/local-gabaergic-signaling-within-sensory-ganglia-controls-peripheral-nociceptive-transmission
#19
Xiaona Du, Han Hao, Yuehui Yang, Sha Huang, Caixue Wang, Sylvain Gigout, Rosmaliza Ramli, Xinmeng Li, Ewa Jaworska, Ian Edwards, Jim Deuchars, Yuchio Yanagawa, Jinlong Qi, Bingcai Guan, David B Jaffe, Hailin Zhang, Nikita Gamper
The integration of somatosensory information is generally assumed to be a function of the central nervous system (CNS). Here we describe fully functional GABAergic communication within rodent peripheral sensory ganglia and show that it can modulate transmission of pain-related signals from the peripheral sensory nerves to the CNS. We found that sensory neurons express major proteins necessary for GABA synthesis and release and that sensory neurons released GABA in response to depolarization. In vivo focal infusion of GABA or GABA reuptake inhibitor to sensory ganglia dramatically reduced acute peripherally induced nociception and alleviated neuropathic and inflammatory pain...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348006/gabab-receptor-attenuation-of-gabaa-currents-in-neurons-of-the-mammalian-central-nervous-system
#20
Wen Shen, Changlong Nan, Peter T Nelson, Harris Ripps, Malcolm M Slaughter
Ionotropic receptors are tightly regulated by second messenger systems and are often present along with their metabotropic counterparts on a neuron's plasma membrane. This leads to the hypothesis that the two receptor subtypes can interact, and indeed this has been observed in excitatory glutamate and inhibitory GABA receptors. In both systems the metabotropic pathway augments the ionotropic receptor response. However, we have found that the metabotropic GABAB receptor can suppress the ionotropic GABAA receptor current, in both the in vitro mouse retina and in human amygdala membrane fractions...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
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