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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432986/the-effects-of-thymoquinone-on-hippocampal-cytokine-level-brain-oxidative-stress-status-and-memory-deficits-induced-by-lipopolysaccharide-in-rats
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Rahimeh Bargi, Fereshteh Asgharzadeh, Farimah Beheshti, Mahmoud Hosseini, Hamid Reza Sadeghnia, Majid Khazaei
OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to determine the protective effects of thymoquinone (TQ) on brain tissues oxidative stress status, hippocampal cytokine level, and learning and memory deficits induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in rats. METHODS: Animals were randomly divided into the following groups and treated: (1) Control (saline), (2) LPS (1mg/kg i.p.), (3-5) 2, 5 or 10mg/kg TQ extract 30min before LPS injection. The treatment was started since two weeks before the behavioral experiments and continued during the behavioral tests (LPS injected 2h before each behavioral experiment)...
April 19, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430606/ketamine-administered-pregnant-rats-impair-learning-and-memory-in-offspring-via-the-creb-pathway
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Xinran Li, Cen Guo, Yanan Li, Lina Li, Yuxin Wang, Yiming Zhang, Yue Li, Yu Chen, Wenhan Liu, Li Gao
Ketamine has been reported to impair the capacity for learning and memory. This study examined whether these capacities were also altered in the offspring and investigated the role of the CREB signaling pathway in pregnant rats, subjected to ketamine-induced anesthesia. On the 14th day of gestation (P14), female rats were anesthetized for 3 h via intravenous ketamine injection (200 mg/Kg). Morris water maze task, contextual and cued fear conditioning, and olfactory tasks were executed between the 25th to 30th day after birth (B25-30) on rat pups, and rats were sacrificed on B30...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430602/fluoxetine-attenuates-the-impairment-of-spatial-learning-ability-and-prevents-neuron-loss-in-middle-aged-appswe-psen1de9-double-transgenic-alzheimer-s-disease-mice
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Jing Ma, Yuan Gao, Lin Jiang, Feng-Lei Chao, Wei Huang, Chun-Ni Zhou, Wei Tang, Lei Zhang, Chun-Xia Huang, Yi Zhang, Yan-Min Luo, Qian Xiao, Hua-Rong Yu, Rong Jiang, Yong Tang
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have been reported to increase cognitive performance in some clinical studies of Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, there is a lack of evidence supporting the efficacy of SSRIs as cognition enhancers in AD, and the role of SSRIs as a treatment for AD remains largely unclear. Here, we characterized the impact of fluoxetine (FLX), a well-known SSRI, on neurons in the dentate gyrus (DG) and in CA1 and CA3 of the hippocampus of middle-aged (16 to 17 months old) APPswe/PSEN1dE9 (APP/PS1) transgenic AD model mice...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429887/effects-of-aluminium-on-long-term-memory-in-rats-and-on-sirt1-mediating-the-transcription-of-creb-dependent-gene-in-hippocampus
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Dongying Yan, Cuihong Jin, Yang Cao, Lulu Wang, Xiaobo Lu, Jinghua Yang, Shengwen Wu, Yuan Cai
Epidemiological investigations have shown that aluminium (Al) is an important neurotoxicant which can be absorbed by organisms via various routes. Previous studies have confirmed that exposure to Al could cause neurodegenerative diseases, decline CREB phosphorylation and then down-regulate the transcription and protein expression of its target genes including BDNF. However, recent studies revealed that CREB activation alone was far from enough to activate the expression of long-term memory (LTM) related genes; there might be other regulatory factors involved in this process...
April 21, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429734/neuroprotective-pentapeptide-cn-105-is-associated-with-reduced-sterile-inflammation-and-improved-functional-outcomes-in-a-traumatic-brain-injury-murine-model
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Daniel T Laskowitz, Haichen Wang, Tony Chen, David T Lubkin, Viviana Cantillana, Tian Ming Tu, Dawn Kernagis, Guanen Zhou, Gary Macy, Bradley J Kolls, Hana N Dawson
At present, there are no proven pharmacological treatments demonstrated to improve long term functional outcomes following traumatic brain injury(TBI). In the setting of non-penetrating TBI, sterile brain inflammatory responses are associated with the development of cerebral edema, intracranial hypertension, and secondary neuronal injury. There is increasing evidence that endogenous apolipoprotein E(apoE) modifies the neuroinflammatory response through its role in downregulating glial activation, however, the intact apoE holoprotein does not cross the blood-brain barrier due to its size...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419991/effect-of-melatonin-and-resveratrol-against-memory-impairment-and-hippocampal-damage-in-a-rat-model-of-vascular-dementia
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Dongfang Shen, Xiaoyan Tian, Wenxu Sang, Rongrong Song
OBJECTIVES: This study was intended to investigate whether treatment with resveratrol and melatonin alone or in combination can exert neurorestorative effects in a rat model of vascular dementia. METHODS: Briefly, male Wistar rats were subjected to permanent bilateral common carotid artery occlusion (BCCAO) by surgery. After 4 weeks, the cognitive deficits were assessed using the Morris water maze and novel object recognition tests. The biochemical parameters of oxidative stress and inflammation were also assessed...
April 19, 2017: Neuroimmunomodulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417263/rosuvastatin-attenuates-high-salt-and-cholesterol-diet-induced-neuroinflammation-and-cognitive-impairment-via-preventing-nuclear-factor-kappab-pathway
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Ibraheem Husain, Mohd Akhtar, Divya Vohora, Malik Zainul Abdin, Mohammad Islamuddin, Mohd Jawaid Akhtar, Abul Kalam Najmi
Recent attention is focused on the impact of diet on health and mental well-being. High-salt and cholesterol diet (HSCD) is known to be associated with neuroinflammation which is the predominant factor for neurodegenerative disease like Alzheimer disease (AD). In the present study, we examined the neuroprotective potential of rosuvastatin, an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor against HSCD induced neuroinflammation and cognitive impairment. Our results demonstrated that HSCD-induced cognitive impairment as determined by Morris water maze (MWM) task...
April 18, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416843/-influences-of-repeated-propofol-anesthesia-on-hippocampal-apoptosis-and-long-term-learning-and-memory-abilities-of-neonatal-rats
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Y J Wang, X Y Guo, J Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influences of repeated propofol anesthesia on the hippocampal apoptosis and the long-term learning and memory abilities of neonatal rats. METHODS: In the study, 45 male Sprague-Dawley rats, aged 7 days, were randomly divided into 3 group (n=15 each): control group (C group) that received intralipid 7.5 mL/kg intraperitioneal (IP) once a day×7 days; group propofol 1 (P1) that received propofol 75 mg/kg IP once a day×7 days; group propofol 2 (P2) that received intralipid 7...
April 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415680/long-term-neurocognitive-dysfunction-in-offspring-via-ngf-erk-creb-signaling-pathway-caused-by-ketamine-exposure-during-the-second-trimester-of-pregnancy-in-rats
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Yanan Li, Xinran Li, Cen Guo, Lina Li, Yuxin Wang, Yiming Zhang, Yu Chen, Wenhan Liu, Li Gao
Early life exposure to ketamine caused neurohistopathologic changes and persistent cognitive dysfunction. For this study, a pregnant rat model was developed to investigate neurocognitive effects in the offspring, following ketamine exposure during the second trimester. Pregnant rats on gestational day 14 (equal to midtrimester pregnancy in humans), intravenously received 200 mg/kg ketamine for 3 h. Their behavior was tested (Morris water maze, odor recognition test, and fear conditioning) at postnatal days (P25-30)...
March 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415673/camp-pka-creb-bdnf-signaling-pathway-in-hippocampus-mediates-cyclooxygenase-2-induced-learning-memory-deficits-of-rats-subjected-to-chronic-unpredictable-mild-stress
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Ying Luo, Shengnan Kuang, Huan Li, Dongzhi Ran, Junqing Yang
To investigate the mechanism of cyclooxygenase 2 (COX2) in learning and memory impairments in rats subjected to chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS), meloxicam was used intragastrically to inhibit the activity of cyclooxygenase 2. Moreover, cyclooxygenase 2 over-expressing or RNA interfere lentivirus was injected intraventricularly to increase or decrease the enzyme's expression, respectively. The body weights and sucrose consumption were used to analyze depressive behaviors, while the Morris water maze and step-down-type passive avoidance tests were carried out to evaluate the learning-memory functions...
March 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414034/age-exacerbates-surgery-induced-cognitive-impairment-and-neuroinflammation-in-sprague-dawley-rats-the-role-of-il-4
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Zhe Li, Fang Liu, Hong Ma, Paul F White, Roya Yumul, Yanhua Jiang, Na Wang, Xuezhao Cao
Age is the most prominent risk factor for the development of postoperative cognitive dysfunction. This study investigated the potential role of anti-inflammatory interleukin (IL)-4 in age-related differences of surgery-induced cognitive deficits and neuroinflammatory responses. Both adult and aged Sprague-Dawley male rats were subjected to partial hepatectomy or partial hepatectomy with a cisterna magna infusion of IL-4. On postoperative days 1, 3, and 7, the rats were subjected to a reversed Morris water maze test...
April 14, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413319/black-ginseng-enriched-chong-myung-tang-extracts-improve-spatial-learning-behavior-in-rats-and-elicit-anti-inflammatory-effects-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Evelyn Saba, Da-Hye Jeong, Seong-Soo Roh, Seung-Hyung Kim, Sung-Dae Kim, Hyun-Kyoung Kim, Man-Hee Rhee
BACKGROUND: Chong-Myung-Tang (CMT) extract is widely used in Korea as a traditional herbal tonic for increasing memory capacity in high-school students and also for numerous body ailments since centuries. The use of CMT to improve the learning capacity has been attributed to various plant constituents, especially black ginseng, in it. Therefore, in this study, we have first investigated whether black ginseng-enriched CMT extracts affected spatial learning using the Morris water maze (MWM) test...
April 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411149/neuroprotective-effect-of-three-caffeic-acid-derivatives-via-ameliorate-oxidative-stress-and-enhance-pka-creb-signaling-pathway
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Wei Fu, Hongyan Wang, Xiuhua Ren, Hengyi Yu, Yongfang Lei, Qian Chen
This study was conducted to elucidate the neuroprotective effect of caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE), (R)-2-Hydroxy-3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl) propionic acid (Danshensu) and Curcumin, three caffeic acid derivatives which are contained in fruits, grains and certain dietary supplements. Our results showed that these compounds significantly attenuated H2O2-induced toxicity in PC12 cells in a dose-dependent manner. Furthermore, these compounds significantly improved the behavioral performance of d-gal-treated mice in both step-down avoidance test and Morris water maze test...
April 11, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408940/laser-acupuncture-exerts-neuroprotective-effects-via-regulation-of-creb-bdnf-bcl-2-and-bax-gene-expressions-in-the-hippocampus
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Yeong-Chan Yun, Dongyeop Jang, Sun-Bee Yoon, Dohyeong Kim, Dong-Hee Choi, O-Sang Kwon, Yu-Mi Lee, Daehwan Youn
Acupuncture has a positive effect on cognitive deficits. However, the effects of laser acupuncture (LA) on cognitive function and its mechanisms of action are unclear. The present study aimed to evaluate the effects of LA on middle cerebral artery occlusion- (MCAO-) induced cognitive impairment and its mechanisms of action. Transient focal cerebral ischemia was modeled in adult Sprague-Dawley rats by MCAO. After LA or manual-acupuncture (MA) treatment at the GV20 and HT7 for 2 weeks, hippocampal-dependent memory was evaluated using the Morris water maze (MWM) test...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403230/isoflurane-anesthesia-promotes-cognitive-impairment-by-inducing-expression-of-%C3%AE-amyloid-protein-related-factors-in-the-hippocampus-of-aged-rats
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Shuai Zhang, Xueyuan Hu, Wei Guan, Li Luan, Bei Li, Qichao Tang, Honggang Fan
Isoflurane anesthesia has been shown to be responsible for cognitive impairment in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and development of AD in the older age groups. However, the pathogenesis of AD-related cognitive impairments induced by isoflurane anesthesia remains elusive. Thus, this study was designed to investigate the mechanism by which isoflurane anesthesia caused AD-related cognitive impairments. Aged Wistar rats were randomly divided into 6 groups (n = 12), 1 control group (CONT) and 5 isoflurane treated (ISO) groups (ISO 0, ISO 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401370/the-research-on-the-relationship-of-rage-lrp-1-and-a%C3%AE-accumulation-in-the-hippocampus-prefrontal-lobe-and-amygdala-of-stz-induced-diabetic-rats
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Lou-Yan Ma, Yu-Lang Fei, Xiao-Ye Wang, Song-Di Wu, Jun-Hui Du, Mei Zhu, Long Jin, Ming Li, Hai-Long Li, Jia-Jia Zhai, Lu-Peng Ji, Ran-Ran Ma, Song-Fang Liu, Mo Li, Li Ma, Xiao-Rui Ma, Qiu-Min Qu, Ya-Li Lv
Diabetes mellitus (DM) has been regarded as an important risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD), and diabetic patients and animals have shown cognitive dysfunction. More research has shown that the amyloid-β (Aβ), which is a hallmark of AD, was found deposited in the hippocampus of diabetic rats. This Aβ accumulation is regulated by the receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) and low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein (LRP-1). However, the expression of RAGE and LRP-1 in diabetic rats is not very clear...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401317/sexual-orientation-related-differences-in-virtual-spatial-navigation-and-spatial-search-strategies
#17
Qazi Rahman, Jonathan Sharp, Meadhbh McVeigh, Man-Ling Ho
Spatial abilities are generally hypothesized to differ between men and women, and people with different sexual orientations. According to the cross-sex shift hypothesis, gay men are hypothesized to perform in the direction of heterosexual women and lesbian women in the direction of heterosexual men on cognitive tests. This study investigated sexual orientation differences in spatial navigation and strategy during a virtual Morris water maze task (VMWM). Forty-four heterosexual men, 43 heterosexual women, 39 gay men, and 34 lesbian/bisexual women (aged 18-54 years) navigated a desktop VMWM and completed measures of intelligence, handedness, and childhood gender nonconformity (CGN)...
April 11, 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400814/neuroprotective-effect-of-the-chinese-medicine-tiantai-no-1-and-its-molecular-mechanism-in-the-senescence-accelerated-mouse-prone-8
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Ying-Hong Li, Xu-Sheng Wang, Xiao-Lin Chen, Yu Jin, Hong-Bo Chen, Xiu-Qin Jia, Yong-Feng Zhang, Zheng-Zhi Wu
Tiantai No. 1, a Chinese medicine predominantly composed of powdered Rhizoma Gastrodiae, Radix Ginseng, and Ginkgo leaf at a ratio of 2:1:2 and dissolved in pure water, is neuroprotective in animal models of various cognitive disorders, but its molecular mechanism remains unclear. We administered Tiantai No. 1 intragastrically to senescence-accelerated mouse prone 8 (SAMP8) mice (a model of Alzheimer's disease) at doses of 50, 100 or 150 mg/kg per day for 8 weeks and evaluated their behavior in the Morris water maze and expression of Alzheimer's disease-related proteins in the brain...
February 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398234/down-regulated-drebrin-aggravates-cognitive-impairments-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Yan Liu, Yanfeng Xu, Ling Zhang, Lan Huang, Pin Yu, Hua Zhu, Wei Deng, Chuan Qin
The developmentally regulated brain protein drebrin (Dbn) is a functional protein involved with long-term memory formation and is widely distributed in brain neurons, especially in the dendritic spines. A noticeable decline of this protein has been found in the hippocampus and cortex of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), yet the relationship between Dbn and AD has not been fully understood. In the present study, we examined how down-regulation of Dbn impacts the progression of AD in experimental animals...
April 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397041/effects-of-nourishing-liver-and-kidney-acupuncture-therapy-on-expression-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-synaptophysin-after-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-in-rats
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Wen-Guang Xia, Chan-Juan Zheng, Xuan Zhang, Juan Wang
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of "nourishing liver and kidney" acupuncture therapy on motor and cognitive deficits, and the underlying mechanism following cerebral ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) via increasing the expression of brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and synaptophysin (SYN) in the hippocampus. Healthy adult male SD rats were randomly divided into sham operation group (n=51), model group (n=51), acupuncture group (n=51) and acupuncture control group (n=51). The middle cerebral I/R model was established...
April 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
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