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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092625/adrenergic-control-of-pinealocyte-chondriome-an-in-vitro-study
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B Przybylska-Gornowicz, B Lewczuk, N Ziółkowska, M Prusik
Norepinephrine released from sympathetic innervation plays the main role in the regulation of melatonin secretion in mammalian pinealocytes. The present study was conducted for the following reasons: 1) to establish whether the pinealocyte chondriome is controlled by norepinephrine, 2) to determine the effect of adrenergic stimulation on mitochondria, and 3) to characterize adrenoceptors involved in the regulation of the chondriome. The static organ culture of the pineal gland was used. The explants were incubated for 5 consecutive days in control medium and between 20:00 and 08:00 in medium with the presence of 10 μM norepinephrine - adrenergic agonist; isoproterenol - beta-adrenoceptor agonist; cirazoline, methoxamine, M-6364 - alfa1 - adrenoceptors agonists or PMA - activator of PKC...
December 1, 2016: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088894/clinical-significance-of-the-sympathetic-nervous-system-in-the-development-and-progression-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#2
Ru-Xia Liu, Qian Luo, Hui Qiao, Juan Yu, Qian-Long Zhang, Peng Wang, Yong-Gang Cao, Chang-Lin Jiang, Li-Hui Qu
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is defined as a complex disease of clinically characterized by elevated pulmonary pressure eventually resulting in right heart failure and premature death. To date, PAH still remains a life-threatening disease. Published evidence suggests that patients with PAH present profound sympathetic nervous system abnormalities and sympathetic activity has been shown to be increased. The mechanism of PAH is still complex and poorly understood. Some data have showed that adrenoceptors are involved in the process of the pathology and have different functions in the progression of PAH followed by heart failure...
January 12, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041715/evaluating-the-effectiveness-of-different-beta-adrenoceptor-blockers-in-heart-failure-patients
#3
Tien-Yu Lin, Chung-Yu Chen, Yaw-Bin Huang
BACKGROUND: According to guidelines and pivotal trials, β-blockers are associated with better survival in patients with heart failure (HF). However, the superiority of any β-blockers is still unclear. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was conducted using the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan to evaluate the effectiveness of β-blockers and compare the clinical outcomes of different β-blockers in patients with HF. We enrolled patients diagnosed with HF between 2005 and 2012...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990717/the-first-in-man-randomized-trial-of-a-beta3-adrenoceptor-agonist-in-chronic-heart-failure-the-beat-hf-trial
#4
Henning Bundgaard, Anna Axelsson, Jakob Hartvig Thomsen, Mathias Sørgaard, Klaus F Kofoed, Rasmus Hasselbalch, Natasha A S Fry, Nana Valeur, Søren Boesgaard, Finn Gustafsson, Lars Køber, Kasper Iversen, Helge H Rasmussen
AIMS: The third isotype of beta adrenergic receptors (β3 ARs) has distinctly different effects on cardiomyocytes compared with β1 and β2 ARs. Stimulation of β3 ARs may reduce cardiomyocyte Na(+) overload and reduce oxidative stress in heart failure (HF). We examined if treatment with the β3 AR agonist mirabegron increases LVEF in patients with HF. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a double-blind trial we randomly assigned 70 patients with NYHA class II-III HF and LVEF <40% at screening-echocardiography to receive mirabegron or placebo for 6 months as add-on to optimized standard therapy...
December 18, 2016: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984527/agomelatine-a-new-opportunity-to-reduce-neuropathic-pain-preclinical-evidence
#5
Chouki Chenaf, Eric Chapuy, Frédéric Libert, Fabien Marchand, Christine Courteix, Marianne Bertrand, Cecilia Gabriel, Elisabeth Mocaër, Alain Eschalier, Nicolas Authier
Antidepressants are first-line treatments of neuropathic pain but not all these drugs are really effective. Agomelatine is an antidepressant with a novel mode of action, acting as an MT1/MT2 melatonergic receptor agonist and a 5-HT2C receptor antagonist that involves indirect norepinephrine release. Melatonin, serotonin, and norepinephrine have been involved in the pathophysiology of neuropathic pain. Yet, no study has been conducted to determine agomelatine effects on neuropathic pain in animal models. Using 3 rat models of neuropathic pain of toxic (oxaliplatin/OXA), metabolic (streptozocin/STZ), and traumatic (sciatic nerve ligation/CCI [chronic constriction nerve injury]) etiologies, we investigated the antihypersensitivity effect of acute and repeated agomelatine administration...
January 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916533/activation-of-beta-and-alpha-2-adrenoceptors-in-the-basolateral-amygdala-has-opposing-effects-on-hippocampal-prefrontal-long-term-potentiation
#6
Ee Peng Lim, Gavin S Dawe, Thérèse M Jay
Noradrenaline (NA), released by the locus coeruleus (LC), plays a key role in mediating the effects of stress on memory functions. The LC provides diffuse projections to many forebrain nuclei including the hippocampus, the prefrontal cortex (PFC), and the basolateral amygdala (BLA). These three structures are intricately interlinked. The hippocampal-prefrontal (H-PFC) pathway is involved in various cognitive functions. The first aim of this study was to examine the role of BLA in H-PFC plasticity by infusion of drugs to activate and inactivate the BLA and studying the effects on H-PFC long-term potentiation (LTP) in the rat in vivo...
January 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904493/beta-2-adrenergic-receptor-activation-enhances-neurogenesis-in-alzheimer-s-disease-mice
#7
Gao-Shang Chai, Yang-Yang Wang, Amina Yasheng, Peng Zhao
Impaired hippocampal neurogenesis is one of the early pathological features of Alzheimer's disease. Enhancing adult hippocampal neurogenesis has been pursued as a potential therapeutic strategy for Alzheimer's disease. Recent studies have demonstrated that environmental novelty activates β2-adrenergic signaling and prevents the memory impairment induced by amyloid-β oligomers. Here, we hypothesized that β2-adrenoceptor activation would enhance neurogenesis and ameliorate memory deficits in Alzheimer's disease...
October 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885499/the-effects-of-alpha-1-adrenoceptor-blockade-and-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibition-on-central-and-brachial-blood-pressure-and-vascular-reactivity-the-doxazosin-ramipril-study
#8
Andreas Jekell, Majid Kalani, Thomas Kahan
We aimed to study whether inhibition of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system has effects on vascular structure and function beyond the effects on blood pressure reduction alone. Patients with mild-to-moderate hypertension (n = 61, age 54 ± 12 years, 34% women) received the angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor ramipril 10 mg or the alpha 1-adrenoceptor blocker doxazosin 8 mg double-blind for 12 weeks. Aortic blood pressure, pulse wave velocity, and augmentation index were assessed by applanation tonometry...
November 24, 2016: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883118/cachexia
#9
A I Graul, M Stringer, L Sorbera
Cachexia is a multiorgan, multifactorial and often irreversible wasting syndrome associated with cancer and other serious, chronic illnesses including AIDS, chronic heart failure, chronic kidney disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Treatment of the patient with cachexia is currently targeted to correcting the two underlying features of the condition: anorexia and metabolic disturbances. Greater understanding of the mechanisms behind cachexia and muscle wasting have led to new therapeutic possibilities, however...
September 2016: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862262/different-effects-of-selective-%C3%AE-1-adrenoceptor-antagonists-nebivolol-or-atenolol-in-acetaminophen-induced-heptatotoxicity-of-rats
#10
Remon R Rofaeil, Maha Yehia Kamel, Walaa Yehia Abdelzaher
Acetaminophen (APAP) overdose is a common cause of acute liver failure and beta blockers are commonly used drugs in clinical practice. This study aims to evaluate the effect of two different beta blockers agents as nebivolol and atenolol against APAP-induced hepatotoxicity. Male wistar rats were treated with APAP (2 g/kg/day, p.o.) to induce hepatotoxicity. Our results showed that nebivolol and atenolol reduced heart rate and blood pressure. Nebivolol (5 mg/kg /day, p.o.) for 14 days has a hepatoprotective effect shown by significant decrease in hepatic injury parameters (serum AST and ALT) with significant suppression of hepatic malondialdehyde (MDA) and nitric oxide (NO) which were elevated with APAP administration...
November 14, 2016: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830686/-beta-adrenoceptor-mediated-cyclic-amp-signal-in-different-types-of-cultured-nerve-cells-in-normoxic-and-hypoxic-conditions
#11
M Jóźwiak-Bębenista, A Wiktorowska-Owczarek, E Kowalczyk
β-adrenergic neurotransmission is an important factor regulating brain activity such as neuronal and glial survival, plasticity, membrane transport or cellular metabolism. Intracellular β-adrenergic signaling, via a stimulatory G protein (Gs), activates two major down-stream effectors, i.e., adenylyl cyclase (AC) and cAMP-dependent protein kinase A (PKA). The aim of this work was to study the ability of endogenous (adrenaline and noradrenaline) and exogenous (isoprenaline) β-adrenergic receptor agonists to increase cAMP in different types of nerve cells...
September 2016: Molekuliarnaia Biologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823934/beta-adrenergic-signaling-affect-osteoclastogenesis-via-osteocytic-mlo-y4-cells-rankl-production
#12
Qianqian Yao, Hengxing Liang, Bo Huang, Lin Xiang, Tianlu Wang, Yi Xiong, Bo Yang, Yanjun Guo, Ping Gong
The sympathetic nervous system play a pivotal role in bone remodeling through β-adrenoceptor (β-AR). However, it is not well documented whether the β-adrenoceptor pathway has the potential to influence osteocytes. In this study, cell viability, the expression of β-AR subtypes, enzymes of catecholamine synthesis or degradation, bone-related gene and protein in osteocytic MLO-Y4 cells were investigated by β-adrenergic stimulation. Isoproterenol (ISO) promoted RANKL to OPG expression in osteocytes, as well as osteoclasts formation in osteocytes-RAW264...
November 4, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794199/long-term-treatment-with-the-beta-3-adrenoceptor-agonist-mirabegron-ameliorates-detrusor-overactivity-and-restores-cyclic-adenosine-monophosphate-camp-levels-in-obese-mice
#13
Fabiano B Calmasini, Mariana G de Oliveira, Eduardo C Alexandre, Fábio H da Silva, Carmem P V da Silva, Tuany Z Candido, Edson Antunes, Fabíola Z Mónica
AIMS: To evaluate the effects of the beta-3 adrenoceptor agonist, mirabegron in a mouse model of detrusor overactivity induced by obesity. METHODS: C57BL/6 male mice were fed with standard chow or high-fat diet for 12 weeks. Lean and obese mice were treated orally with mirabegron (10 mg/kg/day) from the last 2 weeks of diet. Cystometric evaluations, functional assays, protein expression for phosphodiesterase type 4 (PDE4), and cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) measurement were carried out...
October 29, 2016: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759071/ucp2-expression-is-associated-with-weight-loss-after-hypocaloric-diet-intervention
#14
C Cortes-Oliveira, C F Nicoletti, M A de Souza Pinhel, B A P de Oliveira, D C G Quinhoneiro, N Y Noronha, J S Marchini, W A da Silva Júnior, W S Júnior, C B Nonino
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Although energy restriction contributes to weight loss, it may also reduce energy expenditure, limiting the success of weight loss in the long term. Studies have described how genetics contributes to the development of obesity, and uncoupling proteins 1 and 2 (UCP1 and UCP2) and beta-3-adrenoceptor (ADRB3) have been implicated in the metabolic pathways that culminate in this condition. This study aimed to evaluate how the UCP1, UCP2 and ADRB3 genes influence weight loss in severely obese women submitted to hypocaloric dietary intervention...
October 19, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749467/agomelatine-a-new-opportunity-to-reduce-neuropathic-pain-preclinical-evidence
#15
Chouki Chenaf, Eric Chapuy, Frédéric Libert, Fabien Marchand, Christine Courteix, Marianne Bertrand, Cecilia Gabriel, Elisabeth Mocaër, Alain Eschalier, Nicolas Authier
Antidepressants are first-line treatments of neuropathic pain but not all of these drugs are really effective. Agomelatine is an antidepressant with a novel mode of action, acting as a MT1/MT2 melatonergic receptor agonist and a 5-HT2C receptor antagonist that involves indirect noradrenaline release. Melatonin, serotonin and noradrenaline have been involved in the pathophysiology of neuropathic pain. Yet no study has been conducted to determine agomelatine effects on neuropathic pain in animal models.Using three rat models of neuropathic pain of toxic (oxaliplatin/OXA), metabolic (streptozocin/STZ) and traumatic (sciatic nerve ligation/CCI) etiologies, we investigated the anti-hypersensitivity effect of acute and repeated agomelatine administration...
October 1, 2016: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717522/comparative-effectiveness-of-newer-medications-for-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-attributed-to-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Philipp Dahm, Michelle Brasure, Roderick MacDonald, Carin M Olson, Victoria A Nelson, Howard A Fink, Bruce Rwabasonga, Michael C Risk, Timothy J Wilt
CONTEXT: Alpha-blockers (ABs) and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors have an established role in treating male lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) attributed to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Recently, newer drugs have shown promise for this indication. OBJECTIVE: To assess the comparative effectiveness and adverse effects (AEs) of newer drugs to treat LUTS attributed to BPH through a systematic review and meta-analysis. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Ovid MEDLINE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Ovid Embase bibliographic databases (through June 2016) were hand searches for references of relevant studies...
October 4, 2016: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27701011/further-evidence-for-a-role-of-the-adrb2-gene-in-risk-for-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
#17
Michael A Hauser, Melanie E Garrett, Yutao Liu, Michelle F Dennis, Nathan A Kimbrel, Veterans Affairs Mid-Atlantic Mental Illness Research Education And Clinical Center Workgroup, Jean C Beckham, Allison E Ashley-Koch
The aim of the present study was to attempt to replicate the recently reported finding associating rs2400707 of the Adrenoceptor Beta 2, Surface (ADRB2) gene and childhood trauma on PTSD symptoms. Participants included a predominantly veteran cohort of non-Hispanic blacks (NHB; n = 949) and a pre-dominantly veteran cohort of non-Hispanic whites (NHW; n = 759). No main effects were observed for rs2400707 on PTSD diagnosis. Among the NHB participants, we observed an interaction between rs2400707 and history of childhood trauma, whereby with each additional A allele, the odds of having PTSD increased by 1...
September 17, 2016: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27582328/tunicamycin-induced-alterations-in-the-vasorelaxant-response-in-organ-cultured-superior-mesenteric-arteries-of-rats
#18
Takayuki Matsumoto, Makoto Ando, Shun Watanabe, Maika Iguchi, Mako Nagata, Shota Kobayashi, Kumiko Taguchi, Tsuneo Kobayashi
In cellular events, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress has an important role in the development of various diseases including cardiovascular diseases. Tunicamycin, an inhibitor of N-linked glycosylation, is known to be an inducer of ER stress. However, the extent to which tunicamycin affects the vasorelaxant function is not completely understood. Thus, we investigated the effect of tunicamycin on relaxations induced by various vasorelaxant agents, including acetylcholine (ACh; endothelium-dependent vasodilator), sodium nitroprusside (SNP; endothelium-independent vasodilator), isoprenaline (ISO; beta-adrenoceptor agonist), forskolin (FSK; adenylyl cyclase activator), and cromakalim [ATP-sensitive K(+) (KATP) channel activator] in organ-cultured superior mesenteric arteries of rats, which are treated with either a vehicle [dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO)] or tunicamycin (20 µg/mL for 22-24 h)...
2016: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27528004/the-role-of-g%C3%AE-o-mediated-signaling-in-the-rostral-ventrolateral-medulla-oblongata-in-cardiovascular-reflexes-and-control-of-cardiac-ventricular-excitability
#19
Richard Ang, Joel Abramowitz, Lutz Birnbaumer, Alexander V Gourine, Andrew Tinker
The heart is controlled by the sympathetic and parasympathetic limbs of the autonomic nervous system with inhibitory signaling mechanisms recruited in both limbs. The aim of this study was to determine the role of inhibitory heterotrimeric G proteins in the central nervous mechanisms underlying autonomic control of the heart and its potential role in arrhythmogenesis. Mice with conditional deletion of the inhibitory heterotrimeric G protein GαO in the presympathetic area of the rostral ventral lateral medulla (RVLM) were generated to determine the role of GαO-mediated signalling in autonomic control and electrophysiological properties of the heart...
August 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27508642/-op-2d-07-the-effects-of-alpha-1-adrenoceptor-blockade-by-doxazosin-or-ace-inhibition-by-ramipril-on-endothelial-function-in-primary-hypertension-the-dora-study
#20
A Jekell, M Kalani, T Kahan
OBJECTIVE: To study whether reducing noradrenergic sympathetic vascular tone by doxazosin or blocking the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system by ramipril will alter endothelial function in patients with uncomplicated hypertension. DESIGN AND METHOD: Mild-to-moderate hypertensive patients (age 54 ± 12 years, 34% women, blood pressure (BP) 148 ± 11/88 ± 9 mmHg) were randomized double-blind to ramipril (10 mg od, n = 33) or doxazosin (8 mg od, n = 28) for 12 weeks...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
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