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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721054/neuroprotective-effects-of-curdione-against-focal-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats
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Xing-Jie Li, Li Liang, Hong-Xia Shi, Xiao-Ping Sun, Jing Wang, Lian-Sheng Zhang
BACKGROUND: Curdione is one of the most highly concentrated component of the active constituents in E-zhu, which has been reported to possess a variety of activities. However, the pharmacologic neuroprotective activity of curdione has not been evaluated. The present study aimed to investigate the protective effect of curdione on focal cerebral ischemia reperfusion-induced injury in rats and further exploring the underlying mechanisms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult male Sprague Dawley rats were subjected to middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) surgery for 2 h, followed by reperfusion stage...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720484/long-term-enzyme-replacement-therapy-improves-neurocognitive-functioning-and-hippocampal-synaptic-plasticity-in-immune-tolerant-alpha-mannosidosis-mice
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Stijn Stroobants, Markus Damme, Ann Van der Jeugd, Ben Vermaercke, Claes Andersson, Jens Fogh, Paul Saftig, Judith Blanz, Rudi D'Hooge
Alpha-mannosidosis is a glycoproteinosis caused by deficiency of lysosomal acid alpha-mannosidase (LAMAN), which markedly affects neurons of the central nervous system (CNS), and causes pathognomonic intellectual dysfunction in the clinical condition. Cognitive improvement consequently remains a major therapeutic objective in research on this devastating genetic error. Immune-tolerant LAMAN knockout mice were developed to evaluate the effects of enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) by prolonged administration of recombinant human enzyme...
July 15, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717598/development-rate-rather-than-social-environment-influences-cognitive-performance-in-australian-black-field-crickets-teleogryllus-commodus
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Caitlin L Anderson, Michael M Kasumovic
Cognitive functioning is vital for enabling animals of all taxa to optimise their chances of survival and reproductive success. Learning and memory in particular are drivers of many evolutionary processes. In this study, we examine how developmental plasticity can affect cognitive ability by exploring the role the early social environment has on problem solving ability and learning of female black field crickets, Teleogryllus commodus. We used two learning paradigms, an analog of the Morris water maze and a novel linear maze, to examine cognitive differences between individuals reared in two acoustic treatments: silence or calling...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716085/the-protective-effect-of-fermented-curcuma-longa-l-on-memory-dysfunction-in-oxidative-stress-induced-c6-gliomal-cells-proinflammatory-activated-bv2-microglial-cells-and-scopolamine-induced-amnesia-model-in-mice
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Cheong-Su Eun, Jong-Soon Lim, Jihye Lee, Sam-Pin Lee, Seun-Ah Yang
BACKGROUND: Curcuma longa L. is a well-known medicinal plant that has been used for its anti-cancer, neuroprotective, and hepatoprotective effects. However, the neuroprotective effect of fermented C. longa (FCL) has not been reported. Therefore, in this study, the effectiveness of FCL for the regulation of memory dysfunction was investigated in two brain cell lines (rat glioma C6 and murine microglia BV2) and scopolamine-treated mice. METHODS: C. longa powder was fermented by 5% Lactobacillus plantarum K154 containing 2% (w/v) yeast extract at 30 °C for 72 h followed by sterilization at 121 °C for 15 min...
July 17, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713958/lipo%C3%A2-prostaglandin-e1-modifies-cognitive-impairment-in-rats-with-vascular-cognitive-impairment-by-promoting-angiogenesis-via-the-vegf-vegfr-pathway
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Bohui Liu, Suping Zhang, Xifeng Xiong, Li Ling, Rui He, Muzhen Wang, Wanqing Deng, Zhihe Liu, Yi Li
The pathological mechanism of vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) involves ischemic lesions in the hippocampus. Prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) serves roles in the promotion of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression, angiogenesis and enhances blood flow to ischemic regions. However, the effect of PGE1 on cognitive function in VCI rats and the underlying mechanism are unknown. In the current study, learning and memory function in VCI rats treated by lipo‑PGE1 injection was assessed through Morris Water Maze test...
July 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713618/vanillin-and-4-hydroxybenzyl-alcohol-attenuate-cognitive-impairment-and-the-reduction-of-cell-proliferation-and-neuroblast-differentiation-in-the-dentate-gyrus-in-a-mouse-model-of-scopolamine-induced-amnesia
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Yang Hee Kim, Joon Ha Park
4-Hydroxy-3-methoxybenzaldehyde (vanillin) and 4-hydroxybenzyl alcohol (4-HBA) are natural phenolic compounds, which present in many plants and have diverse biological properties. In this study, we examined effects of vanillin and 4-HBA on learning and memory function, cell proliferation, and neuroblast differentiation in the hippocampal dentate gyrus in a mouse model of scopolamine-induced amnesia. Scopolamine (SCO; 1 mg/kg/day, intraperitoneally), vanillin, and 4-HBA (40 mg/kg/day, orally) were administered for 28 days...
June 2017: Anatomy & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711656/upregulation-of-cdh1-signaling-in-the-hippocampus-attenuates-brain-damage-after-transient-global-cerebral-ischemia-in-rats
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Bo Zhang, Kai Wei, Xuan Li, Rong Hu, Jin Qiu, Yue Zhang, Wenlong Yao, Chuanhan Zhang, Chang Zhu
Cerebral ischemia is a major cause of brain dysfunction. The E3 ubiquitin ligase anaphase-promoting complex and its coactivator Cdh1 have been reported to be involved in the regulation of neuronal survival, differentiation, axonal growth and synaptic development in the central nervous system. However, its role in the ischemic brain and the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of Cdh1 overexpression on the ischemic rat brain by direct intra-hippocampal injection of lentivirus-delivered Cdh1 before transient global cerebral ischemia reperfusion...
July 12, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711564/role-of-estrogen-and-levodopa-in-1-methyl-4-pheny-l-1-2-3-6-tetrahydropyridine-mptp-induced-cognitive-deficit-in-parkinsonian-ovariectomized-mice-model-a-comparative-study
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Satyndra Kumar Yadav, Shivani Pandey, Babita Singh
Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the most common neurodegenerative disease found in the aging population. Currently, many studies are being conducted to find a suitable and effective cure for PD, with an emphasis on the use of herbal plants. In this study, the neuroprotective effects of estrogen was evaluated in the 1-methyl-4-phe-nyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) model of PD with cognitive deficit and compared to Levodopa (LD), a well reported neuroprotective agent used for treating PD. Twenty-four Swiss albino mice were randomly divided into four groups: Control, MPTP, MPTP+LD and MPTP+estrogen...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706608/the-effects-of-melilotus-officinalis-extract-on-expression-of-daxx-nfkb-and-vegf-genes-in-the-streptozotocin-induced-rat-model-of-sporadic-alzheimer-s-disease
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Niloofar Bazazzadegan, Marzieh Dehghan Shasaltaneh, Kioomars Saliminejad, Koorosh Kamali, Mehdi Banan, Hamid Reza Khorram Khorshid
BACKGROUND: Possible mechanisms of Alzheimer Disease (AD) such as inflammation and oxidative stresses in the brain led us to investigate potential AD therapeutics of Melilotus officinalis, an herbal extract, with possible role as an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant agent. Among different genes which had important role in Sporadic AD (SAD), three genes including DAXX, NFkB and VEGF have shown significant statistical diversity in the brains of Alzheimer patients. METHODS: These genes were chosen to be investigated for neuroprotective effects of the extract by comparing the expression level in the hippocampus of Sporadic AD (SAD) rat model using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) in the treated and untreated groups...
July 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706491/early-life-exposure-to-lead-induces-cognitive-impairment-in-elder-mice-targeting-sirt1-phosphorylation-and-oxidative-alterations
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Lijie Zhang, Runqi Tu, Yawei Wang, Yazhen Hu, Xing Li, Xuemin Cheng, Yanyan Yin, Wenjie Li, Hui Huang
Pb is a potential risk factor for cognition, mainly mediated by enhanced oxidative stress. Resveratrol, a natural polyphenol with crucial anti-oxidative property, is recently implicated in preventing cognitive deficits in normal aging and neurodegenerative disorders. Its beneficial effects have been linked to sirtuin 1(SIRT1) activation. The aim of this work is to investigate the possible linkage between alterations in Pb-induced oxidative damage and cognitive impairment by prolonged treatment of resveratrol...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705715/acute-treatment-with-doxorubicin-affects-glutamate-neurotransmission-in-the-mouse-frontal-cortex-and-hippocampus
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Theresa Currier Thomas, Joshua A Beitchman, Francois Pomerleau, Teresa Noel, Paiboon Jungsuwadee, D Allan Butterfield, Daret K St Clair, Mary Vore, Greg A Gerhardt
Doxorubicin (DOX) is a potent chemotherapeutic agent known to cause acute and long-term cognitive impairments in cancer patients. Cognitive function is presumed to be primarily mediated by neuronal circuitry in the frontal cortex (FC) and hippocampus, where glutamate is the primary excitatory neurotransmitter. Mice treated with DOX (25 mg/kg i.p.) were subjected to in vivo recordings under urethane anesthesia at 24h post-DOX injection or 5 consecutive days of cognitive testing (Morris Water Maze; MWM). Using novel glutamate-selective microelectrode arrays, amperometric recordings measured parameters of extracellular glutamate clearance and potassium-evoked release of glutamate within the medial FC and dentate gyrus (DG) of the hippocampus...
July 10, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700906/vitamin-d-deficiency-impairs-neurobehavioral-development-in-male-mice
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Lin Fu, Yuan-Hua Chen, Xue Chen, Shen Xu, Zhen Yu, De-Xiang Xu
Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent especially in pregnant women and children. Several studies found that vitamin D status was negatively correlated with risk of senile neurobehavioral abnormality. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of vitamin D deficiency on neurobehavioral development in mice. In vitamin D deficiency group, dams and their male pups were fed with vitamin D deficient (VDD) diet, in which vitamin D was depleted. Anxiety-related behavior, depressive-like behavior, spatial learning and memory were measured...
July 9, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700627/network-analysis-of-exploratory-behaviors-of-mice-in-a-spatial-learning-and-memory-task
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Yusuke Suzuki, Itaru Imayoshi
The Barnes maze is one of the main behavioral tasks used to study spatial learning and memory. The Barnes maze is a task conducted on "dry land" in which animals try to escape from a brightly lit exposed circular open arena to a small dark escape box located under one of several holes at the periphery of the arena. In comparison with another classical spatial learning and memory task, the Morris water maze, the negative reinforcements that motivate animals in the Barnes maze are less severe and less stressful...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699899/xuefu-zhuyu-decoction-improves-cognitive-impairment-in-experimental-traumatic-brain-injury-via-synaptic-regulation
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Jing Zhou, Tao Liu, Hanjin Cui, Rong Fan, Chunhu Zhang, Weijun Peng, Ali Yang, Lin Zhu, Yang Wang, Tao Tang
An overarching consequence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the cognitive impairment. It may hinder individual performance of daily tasks and determine people's subjective well-being. The damage to synaptic plasticity, one of the key mechanisms of cognitive dysfunction, becomes the potential therapeutic strategy of TBI. In this study, we aimed to investigate whether Xuefu Zhuyu Decoction (XFZYD), a traditional Chinese medicine, provided a synaptic regulation to improve cognitive disorder following TBI. Morris water maze and modified neurological severity scores were performed to assess the neurological and cognitive abilities...
June 30, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699371/minocycline-attenuates-high-mobility-group-box-1-translocation-microglial-activation-and-thalamic-neurodegeneration-after-traumatic-brain-injury-in-postnatal-day-17-rats
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Dennis William Simon, Rajesh K Aneja, Henry Alexander, Michael J Bell, Hulya Bayir, Patrick M Kochanek, Robert S B Clark
In response to cell injury the danger signal high mobility group box-1 (HMGB) is released, activating macrophages by binding pattern recognition receptors. We investigated the role of the anti-inflammatory drug minocycline in attenuating HMGB1 translocation, microglial activation, and neuronal injury in a rat model of pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI). Postnatal day 17 Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to moderate-severe controlled cortical impact (CCI). Animals were randomized to treatment with minocycline (90 mg/kg, i...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698031/comparable-impediment-of-cognitive-function-in-female-and-male-rats-subsequent-to-daily-administration-of-haloperidol-after-traumatic-brain-injury
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Kristin E Free, Anna M Greene, Corina O Bondi, Naima Lajud, Patricia B de la Tremblaye, Anthony E Kline
Antipsychotic drugs, such as haloperidol (HAL), are prescribed in the clinic to manage traumatic brain injury (TBI)-induced agitation. While preclinical studies have consistently shown that once-daily administration of HAL hinders functional recovery after TBI in male rats, its effects in females are unknown. Hence, the objective of this study was to directly compare neurobehavioral and histological outcomes in both sexes to determine whether the reported deleterious effects of HAL extend to females. Anesthetized adult female and male rats received either a controlled cortical impact (CCI) or sham injury and then were randomly assigned to a dosing regimen of HAL (0...
July 8, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697571/psd-93-attenuates-amyloid-%C3%AE-mediated-cognitive-dysfunction-by-promoting-the-catabolism-of-amyloid-%C3%AE
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Linjie Yu, Yi Liu, Hui Yang, Xiaolei Zhu, Xiang Cao, Jun Gao, Hui Zhao, Yun Xu
Amyloid-β (Aβ) is a key neuropathological hallmark of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Postsynaptic density protein 93 (PSD-93) is a key scaffolding protein enriched at postsynaptic sites. The aim of the present study was to examine whether PSD-93 overexpression could alleviate Aβ-induced cognitive dysfunction in APPswe/PS1dE9 (APP/PS1) mice by reducing Aβ levels in the brain. The level of PSD-93 was significantly decreased in the hippocampus of 6-month-old APP/PS1 mice compared with that in wild-type mice. Following lentivirus-mediated PSD-93 overexpression, cognitive function, synaptic function, and amyloid burden were investigated...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697564/an-intracellular-amyloid-%C3%AE-a%C3%AE-pp-epitope-correlates-with-neurodegeneration-in-those-neuronal-populations-early-involved-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Gisela Esquerda-Canals, Joaquim Martí-Clúa, Alejandro R Roda, Sandra Villegas
The main histopathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD) are the extracellular deposition of neuritic amyloid plaques, composed of amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide, and the intracellular accumulation of neurofibrillary tangles, composed of hyperphosphorylated tau. Both traits are emulated in the 3xTg-AD mouse model. Because the relevance of this model in the bibliography and the main role of Aβ in neuronal impairment, here we have detailed the brain Aβ/AβPP distribution to subsequently quantify cellular density and intracellular burden for specific neuronal populations in the early stages of the disease...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697556/probdnf-accelerates-brain-amyloid-%C3%AE-deposition-and-learning-and-memory-impairment-in-appsweps1de9-transgenic-mice
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Jia Chen, Tao Zhang, Shusheng Jiao, Xinfu Zhou, Jinhua Zhong, Yanjiang Wang, Juan Liu, Juan Deng, Shuiping Wang, Zhiqiang Xu
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is pathologically known for the amyloid-β (Aβ) deposition, neurofibrillary tangles, and neuronal loss in the brain. The precursor of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (proBDNF) before proteolysis has opposing functions to its mature form in neuronal survival and neurite growth. However, the role of proBDNF in the pathogenesis of AD remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of proBDNF on neurons in vitro, and on learning and memory impairment and brain Aβ production in a transgenic AD mouse model (APPswePS1dE9)...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693077/-influence-of-subthalamic-nucleus-deep-brain-stimulation-on-cognition-and-acetylcholine-in-a-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Y Xie, X B Du, J Y Liang, J S Xiao, J J Zhang
Objective: To illustrate the effect of subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN-DBS)on cognitionand its underlying mechanisms in a rat model of Parkinson's disease (PD). Methods: Thirty healthy male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into 3 groups: control group (healthy rats, n=10), model group (PD rats, n=10), and stimulation group (PD rats receiving high frequency stimulation, n=10). The cognitive functionof rats was tested through Morris water maze and acetylcholine levels in cortex, hippocampus and striatum have been examined through ELISA...
July 4, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
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