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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143124/the-effect-of-inhibition-on-stimulus-specific-adaptation-in-the-inferior-colliculus
#1
Yaneri A Ayala, Manuel S Malmierca
The inferior colliculus is a center of convergence for inhibitory and excitatory synaptic inputs that may be activated simultaneously by sound stimulation. Stimulus repetition may generate response habituation by changing the efficacy of neuron's synaptic inputs. Specialized IC neurons reduce their response to repetitive tones, but restore their firing when a different and infrequent tone occurs, a phenomenon known as stimulus specific adaptation. Here, using the microiontophoresis technique, we determined the role of GABAA-, GABAB-, and glycinergic receptors in stimulus-specific adaptation (SSA)...
November 15, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137474/ontogenetic-development-of-sensitivity-of-the-cerebral-cortex-to-an-antagonist-of-gaba-a-receptor-bicuculline
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P Mareš, K Bernášková, H Kubová
Local application of four concentrations of bicuculline methiodide (a specific antagonist of GABA(A) receptors) was used to study a sensitivity of somatosensory cortex in four age groups of immature rats with implanted electrodes. Presence and latencies of two epileptic phenomena (focal discharges and seizures) were evaluated. Focal discharges exhibited moderate tendency to a decrease of sensitivity to bicuculline methiodide with maturation. Concentration-effect relation of incidence of focal discharges was observed only in 7- and 12-day-old but not in older animals...
November 10, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120948/parvalbumin-containing-gaba-cells-and-schizophrenia-experimental-model-based-on-targeted-gene-delivery-through-adeno-associated-viruses
#3
Marta U Woloszynowska-Fraser, Peer Wulff, Gernot Riedel
Understanding the contribution of transmitter systems in behavioural pharmacology has a long tradition. Multiple techniques such as transmitter-specific lesions, and also localized administration of pharmacological toxins including agonists and antagonists of selected receptors have been applied. More recently, modern genetic tools have permitted cell-type selective interferences, for example by expression of light-sensitive channels followed by optogenetic stimulation in behaviourally meaningful settings or by engineered channels termed DREADDS that respond to peripherally administered drugs...
December 2017: Behavioural Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114105/neuregulin-3-signaling-mediates-nicotine-dependent-synaptic-plasticity-in-the-orbitofrontal-cortex-and-cognition
#4
Luyi Zhou, Miranda L Fisher, Robert D Cole, Thomas J Gould, Vinay Parikh, Pavel I Ortinski, Jill R Turner
Neuregulin 3 (NRG3) and ErbB4 have been linked to nicotine addiction; however, the neuronal mechanisms and behavioral consequences of NRG3-ErbB4 sensitivity to nicotine remain elusive. Recent literature suggests that relapse to smoking is due to a lack of impulsive control, which is thought to be due to altered functioning within the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC). Therefore, we examined circuitry changes within this structure following nicotine application. We report that nicotine controls synaptic plasticity in the OFC through NRG3/ErbB4-dependent regulation of GABAergic inhibition...
November 7, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110937/ocean-acidification-does-not-impair-predator-recognition-but-increases-juvenile-growth-in-a-temperate-wrasse-off-co2-seeps
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Carlo Cattano, Antonio Calò, Antonio Di Franco, Roberto Firmamento, Federico Quattrocchi, Khalil Sdiri, Paolo Guidetti, Marco Milazzo
Fish behavioural effects under Ocean Acidification (OA) rely on changes expected to occur in brain function, which can be reversed by gabazine, a GABA-A antagonist. Here, using standard two-channel choice flume, we assessed OA effects on the predator recognition ability of both gabazine-treated and -untreated Symphodus ocellatus post-settlers living off CO2 seeps in the Mediterranean Sea. To estimate the post-settlers background predation risk we evaluated the density of their predator in the wild and through otolith aging techniques we assessed their post-settlement growth...
October 24, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107231/influence-of-the-rdl-a301s-mutation-in-the-brown-planthopper-nilaparvata-lugens-on-the-activity-of-phenylpyrazole-insecticides
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William T Garrood, Christoph T Zimmer, Oliver Gutbrod, Bettina Lüke, Martin S Williamson, Chris Bass, Ralf Nauen, T G Emyr Davies
We discovered the A301S mutation in the RDL GABA-gated chloride channel of fiprole resistant rice brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens populations by DNA sequencing and SNP calling via RNASeq. Ethiprole selection of two field N. lugens populations resulted in strong resistance to both ethiprole and fipronil and resulted in fixation of the A301S mutation, as well as the emergence of another mutation, Q359E in one of the selected strains. To analyse the roles of these mutations in resistance to phenylpyrazoles, three Rdl constructs: wild type, A301S and A301S+Q359E were expressed in Xenopus laevis oocytes and assessed for their sensitivity to ethiprole and fipronil using two-electrode voltage-clamp electrophysiology...
October 2017: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094921/endosulfan-and-cypermethrin-pesticide-mixture-induces-synergistic-or-antagonistic-effects-on-developmental-exposed-rats-depending-on-the-analyzed-behavioral-or-neurochemical-end-points
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Belén Gómez-Giménez, Marta Llansola, Andrea Cabrera-Pastor, Vicente Hernández-Rabaza, Ana Agustí, Vicente Felipo
Exposure to pesticides has been associated with neurodevelopmental toxicity. Usually people are exposed to mixtures of pesticides. However, most studies analyze the effects of individual pesticides. Developmental exposure to mixtures of pesticides may result in additive effects or in antagonistic or synergistic effects. The aim of this work was to compare the effects of developmental exposure of rats to cypermethrin or endosulfan with the effects of its mixture on cognitive and motor function and on some underlying mechanisms...
November 13, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093348/the-role-of-dopaminergic-signaling-in-the-medial-prefrontal-cortex-for-the-expression-of-cocaine-induced-conditioned-place-preference-in-rats
#8
Fumiya Shinohara, Hironori Kamii, Masabumi Minami, Katsuyuki Kaneda
The expression phase of cocaine-induced conditioned place preference (CPP) represents a cocaine-seeking behavior triggered by contextual cues associated with the rewarding effects of cocaine. However, the exact mechanisms underlying the cocaine CPP expression remain unclear. Here, we investigated the role of dopaminergic (DAergic) transmission in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) for the expression of cocaine CPP. An intra-ventral tegmental area (VTA) injection of a cocktail of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)B and GABAA receptor agonists (baclofen and muscimol, respectively) immediately before the posttest inhibited the expression of cocaine CPP...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089046/the-novel-isoxazoline-ectoparasiticide-lotilaner-credelio%C3%A2-a-non-competitive-antagonist-specific-to-invertebrates-%C3%AE-aminobutyric-acid-gated-chloride-channels-gabacls
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Lucien Rufener, Vanessa Danelli, Daniel Bertrand, Heinz Sager
BACKGROUND: The isoxazolines are a novel class of parasiticides that are potent inhibitors of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-gated chloride channels (GABACls) and, to a lesser extent, of inhibitory glutamate-gated chloride channels (GluCls). Lotilaner (Credelio™), a novel representative of this chemical class, is currently evaluated for its excellent ectoparasiticide properties. METHODS: In this study, we investigated the molecular mode of action and pharmacology of lotilaner...
November 1, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075178/regulation-of-hippocampal-5-ht-release-by-p2x7-receptors-in-response-to-optogenetic-stimulation-of-median-raphe-terminals-of-mice
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Flóra Gölöncsér, Mária Baranyi, Diána Balázsfi, Kornél Demeter, József Haller, Tamás F F Freund, Dóra Zelena, Beáta Sperlágh
Serotonergic and glutamatergic neurons of median raphe region (MRR) play a pivotal role in the modulation of affective and cognitive functions. These neurons synapse both onto themselves and remote cortical areas. P2X7 receptors (P2rx7) are ligand gated ion channels expressed by central presynaptic excitatory nerve terminals and involved in the regulation of neurotransmitter release. P2rx7s are implicated in various neuropsychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia and depression. Here we investigated whether 5-HT release released from the hippocampal terminals of MRR is subject to modulation by P2rx7s...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061584/low-cerebral-exposure-cannot-hinder-the-neuroprotective-effects-of-panax-notoginsenosides
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Haofeng Li, Jingcheng Xiao, Xinuo Li, Huimin Chen, Dian Kang, Yuhao Shao, Boyu Shen, Zhangpei Zhu, Xiaoxi Yin, Lin Xie, Guangji Wang, Yan Liang
A bidirectional route of communication between the gastrointestinal tract and the central nervous system, termed the "gut-brain axis", is becoming increasingly relevant to treatment of cerebral damage. Panax Notoginsenoside extract (PNE) is extremely popular for prevention and treatment of cardio-cerebrovascular ischemic diseases although their plasma and cerebral exposure levels were extremely low. To date, the mechanisms underlying the neuroprotective effects of PNE remain largely unknown. In the present study, the neuroprotective effects of PNE are systematically studied via investigating the regulation of PNE on gastrointestinal microbial community and gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors...
October 23, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054877/ontogeny-of-circadian-rhythms-and-synchrony-in-the-suprachiasmatic-nucleus
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Vania Carmona-Alcocer, John H Abel, Tao C Sun, Linda R Petzold, Francis J Doyle, Carrie L Simms, Erik D Herzog
In mammals, the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) of the hypothalamus coordinates daily rhythms including sleep-wake, hormone release and gene expression. The cells of the SCN must synchronize to each other to drive these circadian rhythms in the rest of the body. The ontogeny of circadian cycling and intercellular coupling in the SCN remains poorly understood. Recent in vitro studies have recorded circadian rhythms from the whole embryonic SCN. Here, we tracked the onset and precision of rhythms in PERIOD2 (PER2), a clock protein, within the SCN isolated from embryonic and postnatal mice of undetermined sex...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053192/dissociation-of-nnos-from-psd-95-promotes-functional-recovery-after-cerebral-ischaemia-in-mice-through-reducing-excessive-tonic-gaba-release-from-reactive-astrocytes
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Yu-Hui Lin, Hai-Ying Liang, Ke Xu, Huan-Yu Ni, Jian Dong, Hui Xiao, Lei Chang, Hai-Yin Wu, Fei Li, Dong-Ya Zhu, Chun-Xia Luo
Mechanisms underlying functional recovery after stroke are little known, and effective drug intervention during the delayed stage is desirable. One potential drug target, the protein-protein interaction between neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) and postsynaptic density protein 95 (PSD-95), is critical to acute ischaemic damage and neurogenesis. We show that nNOS-PSD-95 dissociation induced by microinjection of a recombinant fusion protein Tat-nNOS-N1-133 or systemic administration of a small molecule ZL006 from days 4 to 10 after photothrombotic ischaemia in mice reduced excessive tonic inhibition in the peri-infarct cortex and ameliorated motor functional outcome...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051090/comparative-one-and-two-photon-uncaging-of-mni-glutamate-and-mni-kainate-on-hippocampal-ca1-neurons
#14
Stefan Passlick, Graham C R Ellis-Davies
BACKGROUND: The light-induced release of neurotransmitters from caging chromophores provides a powerful means to study the underlying receptors in a physiologically relevant context. Surprisingly, most caged neurotransmitters, including the widely used 4-methoxy-7-nitroindolinyl (MNI)-glutamate, show strong antagonism against GABA-A receptors. Kainate has been shown to exhibit a higher efficacy at glutamate receptors compared to glutamate itself. Thus, uncaging of kainate might allow the application of the caged compound at lower, less antagonistic concentrations...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044621/protective-roles-of-hepatic-gamma-aminobutyric-acid-signaling-in-acute-ethanol-exposure-induced-liver-injury
#15
Shuanglian Wang, Shaofeng Sui, Zhiyan Liu, Cheng Peng, Jia Liu, Dan Luo, Xinhuan Fan, Chuanyong Liu, Wei-Yang Lu
Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is a consequence of heavy and prolonged alcohol consumptions. We previously demonstrated a hepatic gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) signaling system that protects the liver from toxic injury. The present study was designed to investigate the role of the hepatic GABA signaling system in the process of acute ethanol exposure-induced liver injury. Our results showed that the expression of GABA synthesizing enzyme glutamic acid decarboxylase and type A GABA receptor (GABAA R) subunits was upregulated in ethanol-treated mice compared with saline-treated controls...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030218/acupuncture-suppresses-intravenous-methamphetamine-self-administration-through-gaba-receptor-s-mediation
#16
Yi Jeong Choi, Nam Jun Kim, Rong Jie Zhao, Da Hye Kim, Chae Ha Yang, Hee Young Kim, Young S Gwak, Eun Young Jang, Jae Su Kim, Yun Kyu Lee, Hyun Jong Lee, Sang Nam Lee, Sung Chul Lim, Bong Hyo Lee
OBJECTIVES: Methamphetamine is one of the widely abused drugs. In spite of a number of studies, there is still little successful therapy to suppress the methamphetamine abuse. Acupuncture has shown to attenuate the reinforcing effects of psychostimulant. Based on, the present study investigated if acupuncture could suppress intravenous methamphetamine self-administration behavior. In addition, a possible neuronal mechanism was investigated. MATERIALS & METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats weighing 270-300g were trained to intake food pellet...
October 10, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023772/negative-modulation-of-the-gabaa-%C3%AF-1-receptor-function-by-l-cysteine
#17
Andrea N Beltrán González, Florencia Vicentini, Daniel J Calvo
L-Cysteine is an endogenous Sulphur containing amino acid with multiple and varied roles in the central nervous system, including neuroprotection and the maintenance of the redox balance. However, it was also suggested as an excitotoxic agent implicated in the pathogenesis of neurological disorders such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. L-Cysteine can modulate the activity of ionic channels, including voltage-gated calcium channels and glutamatergic NMDA receptors, whereas its effects on GABAergic neurotransmission had not been studied before...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023733/tonic-inhibition-of-brown-adipose-tissue-sympathetic-nerve-activity-via-muscarinic-acetylcholine-receptors-in-the-rostral-raphe-pallidus
#18
Ellen Paula Santos da Conceição, Christopher J Madden, Shaun F Morrison
We sought to determine if body temperature and energy expenditure are influenced by a cholinergic input to neurons in the rostral raphe pallidus (rRPa), the site of sympathetic premotor neurons controlling brown adipose tissue (BAT) thermogenesis. Nanoinjections of the muscarinic acetylcholine receptor (mAChR) receptor agonist, oxotremorine, or the cholinesterase inhibitor, neostigmine (NEOS), in the rRPa of anaesthetized rats decreased cold-evoked BAT sympathetic nerve activity (SNA, nadirs: -72%, and -95%), BAT temperature (TBAT, -0...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018828/repurposing-lesogaberan-to-promote-human-islet-cell-survival-and-%C3%AE-cell-replication
#19
Jide Tian, Hoa Dang, Angela Hu, Willem Xu, Daniel L Kaufman
The activation of β-cell's A- and B-type gamma-aminobutyric acid receptors (GABAA-Rs and GABAB-Rs) can promote their survival and replication, and the activation of α-cell GABAA-Rs promotes their conversion into β-cells. However, GABA and the most clinically applicable GABA-R ligands may be suboptimal for the long-term treatment of diabetes due to their pharmacological properties or potential side-effects on the central nervous system (CNS). Lesogaberan (AZD3355) is a peripherally restricted high-affinity GABAB-R-specific agonist, originally developed for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) that appears to be safe for human use...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990517/anesthetic-agents-and-neuronal-autophagy-what-we-know-and-what-we-don-t
#20
Lili Xu, Jianjun Shen, Patrick M McQuillan, Zhiyong Hu
Numerous experimental data have demonstrated that neonatal animal exposure to commonly used anesthetic agents may cause neuronal death resulting in cognitive impairment. The underlying mechanism(s) remain elusive. Depending on the circumstances, autophagy may produce an effect that can be either protective or deleterious. Recent evidence demonstrates that this process can reduce the development of ethanol induced neurotoxicity and, as we know, ethanol has γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) agonist and N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) antagonist characteristics similar to commonly used volatile anesthetic agents...
October 9, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
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