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Michael Fenech
The key to preventing brain aging, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and Alzheimer disease (AD) via vitamin intake is first to understand molecular mechanisms, then to deduce relevant biomarkers, and subsequently to test the level of evidence for the impact of vitamins in the relevant pathways and their modulation of dementia risk. This narrative review infers information on mechanisms from gene and metabolic defects associated with MCI and AD, and assesses the role of vitamins using recent results from animal and human studies...
November 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138746/a-novel-encephalopathy-in-a-thiamine-deficient-dog-resembling-human-wernicke-s-disease-with-atypical-mri-pattern
#2
Floriana Gernone, Mario Ricciardi
Thiamine is a water-soluble vitamin, which participates in several vital metabolic pathways involved in energy metabolism and neurotransmitter synthesis of mammals. In companion animals thiamine deficiency is classically associated with signs of diffuse encephalopathy and lesions on brainstem nuclei and mesencephalic colliculi evident on magnetic resonance imaging. This paper describes a novel clinical presentation in a thiamine-deficient dog showing multifocal, central and peripheral nervous and cardiovascular system alterations...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137928/camkii%C3%AE-expression-in-a-mouse-model-of-nmdar-hypofunction-schizophrenia-putative-roles-for-igf-1r-and-tlr4
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O M Ogundele, C C Lee
Schizophrenia (SCZ) is a neuropsychiatric disorder that is linked to social behavioral deficits and other negative symptoms associated with hippocampal synaptic dysfunction. Synaptic mechanism of schizophrenia is characterized by loss of hippocampal N-Methyl-d-Aspartate Receptor (NMDAR) activity (NMDAR hypofunction) and dendritic spines. Previous studies show that genetic deletion of hippocampal synaptic regulatory calcium-calmodulin dependent kinase II alpha (CaMKIIα) cause synaptic and behavioral defects associated with schizophrenia in mice...
November 11, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126171/copy-number-variant-in-the-region-of-adenosine-kinase-adk-and-its-possible-contribution-to-schizophrenia-susceptibility
#4
Hiroki Kimura, Itaru Kushima, Akira Yohimi, Branko Aleksic, Norio Ozaki
Background: Adenosine kinase (ADK) is supposed to be a schizophrenia (SCZ) susceptibility gene based on the findings that ADK is an enzyme that catalyzes transfer of the gamma-phosphate from ATP to adenosine, which interacts with dopamine and glutamate, neurotransmitters. However, no reports of SCZ cases with loss of function variants in the ADK region have been published. In our previous study investigating copy number variants (CNV) in SCZ, we detected a CNV in the ADK region in one of 1699 SCZ patients...
November 6, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121520/effects-of-growth-hormone-releasing-hormone-gene-targeted-ablation-on-ghrelin-induced-feeding
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Lucia Recinella, Sheila Leone, Claudio Ferrante, Annalisa Chiavaroli, Rugia Shohreh, Chiara Di Nisio, Michele Vacca, Giustino Orlando, Roberto Salvatori, Luigi Brunetti
Impairment of growth hormone (GH) signaling has been associated with increased feeding and adiposity. The gastric hormone ghrelin, in addition to its GH-secretagogue effects, stimulates food intake after both central and peripheral administration. In the present study we further investigated the feeding regulatory role of the ghrelin-GH axis in a mouse model of isolated GH deficiency due to targeted ablation of the GH-releasing hormone (GHRH) gene [GHRH knockout (GHRHKO)]. We evaluated the effects of intracerebroventricular ghrelin administration on feeding behavior, related hypothalamic neuropeptides and neurotransmitters, and serum ghrelin levels in mice homozygous for GHRHKO allele (-/-) and heterozygous (+/-) control animals...
November 6, 2017: Growth Hormone & IGF Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120167/understanding-the-inflammatory-tissue-reaction-to-brain-implants-to-improve-neurochemical-sensing-performance
#6
Steven M Wellman, Takashi D Y Kozai
Neurochemical sensing probes are a valuable diagnostic and therapeutic tool that can be used to study neurodegenerative diseases involving deficiencies in neurotransmitter signaling. However, implantation of these biosensors can elicit a harmful tissue response that alters the neurochemical environment within the brain. Transmission of chemical messengers via neurons is impeded by a barrier-forming glial scar that occurs within weeks after insertion followed by progressive neurodegeneration, attenuating signal sensitivity...
November 9, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118709/piccolo-promotes-vesicle-replenishment-at-a-fast-central-auditory-synapse
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Tanvi Butola, Carolin Wichmann, Tobias Moser
Piccolo and Bassoon are the two largest cytomatrix of the active zone (CAZ) proteins involved in scaffolding and regulating neurotransmitter release at presynaptic active zones (AZs), but have long been discussed as being functionally redundant. We employed genetic manipulation to bring forth and segregate the role of Piccolo from that of Bassoon at central auditory synapses of the cochlear nucleus-the endbulbs of Held. These synapses specialize in high frequency synaptic transmission, ideally poised to reveal even subtle deficits in the regulation of neurotransmitter release upon molecular perturbation...
2017: Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107098/corticosteroid-induced-dendrite-loss-and-behavioral-deficiencies-can-be-blocked-by-activation-of-abl2-arg-kinase
#8
Lauren P Shapiro, Mitchell H Omar, Anthony J Koleske, Shannon L Gourley
Stressor exposure induces neuronal remodeling in specific brain regions. Given the persistence of stress-related illnesses, key next steps in determining the contributions of neural structure to mental health are to identify cell types that fail to recover from stressor exposure and to identify "trigger points" and molecular underpinnings of stress-related neural degeneration. We evaluated dendrite arbor structure on hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neurons before, during, and following prolonged exposure to one key mediator of the stress response - corticosterone (cortisol in humans)...
October 26, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29088992/circadian-profiling-of-amino-acids-in-the-scn-and-cerebral-cortex-by-laser-capture-microdissection-mass-spectrometry
#9
Jean-Michel Fustin, Sachise Karakawa, Hitoshi Okamura
The suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) is an extremely robust self-sustained oscillator, containing virtually the same molecular clock present in other tissues in the body but, in addition, endowed with tight intercellular coupling dependent on multiple neurotransmitter systems that allow the SCN to function as the "master clock." Several studies on the circadian SCN transcriptome have been published and compared with the transcriptome of other tissues, but the recent focus shift toward the circadian metabolome and the importance of small molecules for circadian timekeeping has so far been limited to macroscopic tissues such as the liver...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Biological Rhythms
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/29060243/arytenoid-cartilage-feature-point-detection-using-laryngeal-3d-ct-images-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Nandakishor Desai, Aravinda S Rao, Paari Palaniswami, Dominic Thyagarajan, Marimuthu Palaniswami
Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that results in progressive degeneration of nerve cells. It is generally associated with the deficiency of dopamine, a neurotransmitter involved in motor control of humans and thus affects the motor system. This results in abnormal vocal fold movements in majority of the Parkinson's patients. Analysis of vocal fold abnormalities may provide useful information to assess the progress of Parkinson's disease. This is accomplished by measuring the distance between the arytenoid cartilages during phonation...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058703/metabolic-shift-induced-by-systemic-activation-of-t-cells-in-pd-1-deficient-mice-perturbs-brain-monoamines-and-emotional-behavior
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Michio Miyajima, Baihao Zhang, Yuki Sugiura, Kazuhiro Sonomura, Matteo M Guerrini, Yumi Tsutsui, Mikako Maruya, Alexis Vogelzang, Kenji Chamoto, Kurara Honda, Takatoshi Hikida, Satomi Ito, Hongyan Qin, Rikako Sanuki, Keiichiro Suzuki, Takahisa Furukawa, Yasushi Ishihama, Fumihiko Matsuda, Makoto Suematsu, Tasuku Honjo, Sidonia Fagarasan
T cells reorganize their metabolic profiles after being activated, but the systemic metabolic effect of sustained activation of the immune system has remained unexplored. Here we report that augmented T cell responses in Pdcd1(-/-) mice, which lack the inhibitory receptor PD-1, induced a metabolic serum signature characterized by depletion of amino acids. We found that the depletion of amino acids in serum was due to the accumulation of amino acids in activated Pdcd1(-/-) T cells in the lymph nodes. A systemic decrease in tryptophan and tyrosine led to substantial deficiency in the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine in the brain, which resulted in behavioral changes dominated by anxiety-like behavior and exacerbated fear responses...
October 23, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058403/traced-on-the-timeline-discovery-of-acetylcholine-and-the-components-of-the-human-cholinergic-system-in-a-primitive-unicellular-eukaryote-acanthamoeba-spp
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Abdul Mannan Baig, Zohaib Rana, Sumayya Tariq, Salima Lalani, H R Ahmad
Acetylcholine (ACh) is the neurotransmitter of cholinergic signal transduction that affects the target cells via muscarinic (mAChR) and nicotinic (nAChR) cholinergic receptors embedded in the cell membrane. Of the cholinergic receptors that bind to ACh, the mAChRs execute several cognitive and metabolic functions in the human central nervous system (CNS). Very little is known about the origins and autocrine/paracrine roles of the ACh in primitive life forms. With the recent report of the evidence of an ACh binding mAChR1 like receptor in Acanthamoeba spp...
November 13, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038583/zdhhc13-dependent-drp1-s-palmitoylation-impacts-brain-bioenergetics-anxiety-coordination-and-motor-skills
#14
Eleonora Napoli, Gyu Song, Siming Liu, Alexsandra Espejo, Carlos J Perez, Fernando Benavides, Cecilia Giulivi
Protein S-palmitoylation is a reversible post-translational modification mediated by palmitoyl acyltransferase enzymes, a group of Zn(2+)-finger DHHC-domain-containing proteins (ZDHHC). Here, for the first time, we show that Zdhhc13 plays a key role in anxiety-related behaviors and motor function, as well as brain bioenergetics, in a mouse model (luc) carrying a spontaneous Zdhhc13 recessive mutation. At 3 m of age, mutant mice displayed increased sensorimotor gating, anxiety, hypoactivity, and decreased motor coordination, compared to littermate controls...
October 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031899/synapse-formation-in-the-brain-can-be-enhanced-by-co-administering-three-specific-nutrients
#15
Richard J Wurtman
The memory impairments of early Alzheimer's disease [AD] are thought to result from a deficiency in synapses within the hippocampus and related brain regions. This deficiency could result from an acceleration in synapse turnover - perhaps caused by an endogenous neurotoxin like A-beta oligomers - or from a decrease in the production of the synaptic membrane needed to form new synapses. An AD-associated decrease in synaptogenesis almost certainly does occur, inasmuch as major decreases are also observed in the numbers of hippocampal dendritic spines, the immediate cytologic precursor of glutamatergic synapses...
October 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028150/potential-of-micrornas-as-novel-targets-in-the-alleviation-of-pathological-fear
#16
REVIEW
Conor P Murphy, Nicolas Singewald
The current treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), phobias and other anxiety disorders, remains insufficient particularly in producing long-lasting full symptom control. Dysfunctional fear processing is common in these disorders, including a deficiency in fear-inhibitory mechanisms and impairment in the ability to discriminate between safety and danger cues. Research has aimed to elucidate brain circuitries, neurotransmitters and downstream signaling pathways important in the alleviation of aberrant fear, with a specific focus on mechanisms modulating fear memory and its behavioral expression...
October 13, 2017: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023559/the-relationship-between-orexin-levels-and-blood-pressure-changes-in-patients-with-narcolepsy
#17
Mariusz Sieminski, Kamil Chwojnicki, Tomi Sarkanen, Markku Partinen
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Narcolepsy type 1 (NT1) is caused by a deficiency or absence of the neurotransmitter orexin. NT1 is also associated with a reduced nocturnal "dipping" of blood pressure (BP). The study objective was to analyze whether nocturnal BP values differed in patients depleted of orexin, versus those in whom production was preserved. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of the polysomnographic recordings, orexin levels, and BP values of patients with NT1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994543/-effect-of-tongxie-yaofang-on-endogenous-metabolites-in-serum-of-ibs-model-rats
#18
Kai Li, Hai-Xue Kuang, Yue Yin, Jie-Yu Zhang, Zhi Wang, Qiu-Yue Zhang, Jian-Wei Wang
To evaluate the effect of Tongxie Yaofang on cardiac endogenous metabolism in irritable bowel syndrome(IBS) rats by using metabolomics method, find its potential biomarkers, analyze the metabolic pathways, and explore the pharmacological effects, mechanisms of action and syndrome essence of syndrome model. Forty Wistar rats were used to establish IBS models, and then randomly divided into four groups: model control group and Tongxie Yaofang treatment groups (high, medium, low dose). Another 10 rats were used as normal group...
March 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973165/a-pathogenic-s250f-missense-mutation-results-in-a-mouse-model-of-mild-aromatic-l-amino-acid-decarboxylase-aadc-deficiency
#19
Charlotte Caine, Meytal Shohat, Jeong-Ki Kim, Koki Nakanishi, Shunichi Homma, Eugene V Mosharov, Umrao R Monani
Homozygous mutations in the aromatic l-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) gene result in a severe depletion of its namesake protein, triggering a debilitating and often fatal form of infantile Parkinsonism known as AADC deficiency. AADC deficient patients fail to produce normal levels of the monoamine neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin, and suffer a multi-systemic disorder characterized by movement abnormalities, developmental delay and autonomic dysfunction; an absolute loss of dopamine is generally considered incompatible with life...
November 15, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963041/mild-stress-induces-brain-region-specific-alterations-of-selective-er-stress-markers-mrna-expression-in-wfs1-deficient-mice
#20
A Altperery, S Raud, S Sütt, R Reimets, T Visnapuu, M Toots, E Vasar
In this work, the effect of mild stress (elevated plus maze test, EPM) on the expression of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress markers in different brain areas of wild type (WT) and Wfs1-deficient (Wfs1KO) mice was investigated. The following ER stress markers were studied: activating transcription factor 6α (Atf6α), protein kinase-like ER kinase (Perk), X-box binding protein 1 (Xbp1) and its spliced form (Xbp1s), 78-kilodalton glucose regulated protein (Grp78), 94-kilodalton glucose regulated protein (Grp94), C/EBP homologous protein (Chop)...
September 26, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
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