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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458097/topographical-memory-analyzed-in-mice-using-the-hamlet-test-a-novel-complex-maze
#1
Lucie Crouzier, Damien Gilabert, Mireille Rossel, Françoise Trousse, Tangui Maurice
The Hamlet test is an innovative device providing a complex environment for testing topographic memory in mice. Animals were trained in groups for weeks in a small village with a central agora, streets expanding from it towards five functionalized houses, where they can drink, eat, hide, run, interact with a stranger mouse. Memory was tested by depriving mice from water or food and analyzing their ability to locate the Drink/Eat house. Exploration and memory were analysed in different strains, gender, and after different training periods and delays...
February 16, 2018: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454675/targeting-immune-driven-opioid-analgesia-by-sigma-1-receptors-opening-the-door-to-novel-perspectives-for-the-analgesic-use-of-sigma-1-antagonists
#2
Miguel Á Tejada, Ángeles Montilla-García, Rafael González-Cano, Inmaculada Bravo-Caparrós, M Carmen Ruiz-Cantero, Francisco R Nieto, Enrique J Cobos
Immune cells have a known role in pronociception, since they release a myriad of inflammatory algogens which interact with neurons to facilitate pain signaling. However, these cells also produce endogenous opioid peptides with analgesic potential. The sigma-1 receptor is a ligand-operated chaperone that modulates neurotransmission by interacting with multiple protein partners, including the μ-opioid receptor. We recently found that sigma-1 antagonists are able to induce opioid analgesia by enhancing the action of endogenous opioid peptides of immune origin during inflammation...
February 15, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454581/emerging-roles-of-microglial-cathepsins-in-neurodegenerative-disease
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REVIEW
Jessica R Lowry, Andis Klegeris
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one of the leading causes of dementia, and its prevalence is expected to increase dramatically due to the aging global population. Microglia-driven neuroinflammation may contribute to the progression of AD. Microglia, the immune cells of the central nervous system (CNS), become chronically activated by the pathological proteins of AD including amyloid-β peptides (Aβ). Such adversely activated microglia secrete mediators that promote inflammation and damage neurons. Cathepsins are proteases that are expressed by all brain cell types, and most of them are found both intra- and extra-cellularly...
February 15, 2018: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453425/chronic-treatment-with-fluoride-affects-the-jejunum-insights-from-proteomics-and-enteric-innervation-analysis
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Aline Salgado Dionizio, Carina Guimarães Souza Melo, Isabela Tomazini Sabino-Arias, Talita Mendes Silva Ventura, Aline Lima Leite, Sara Raquel Garcia Souza, Erika Xavier Santos, Alessandro Domingues Heubel, Juliana Gadelha Souza, Juliana Vanessa Colombo Martins Perles, Jacqueline Nelisis Zanoni, Marília Afonso Rabelo Buzalaf
Gastrointestinal symptoms are the first signs of fluoride (F) toxicity. In the present study, the jejunum of rats chronically exposed to F was evaluated by proteomics, as well as by morphological analysis. Wistar rats received water containing 0, 10 or 50 mgF/L during 30 days. HuC/D, neuronal Nitric Oxide (nNOS), Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide (VIP), Calcitonin Gene Related Peptide (CGRP), and Substance P (SP) were detected in the myenteric plexus of the jejunum by immunofluorescence. The density of nNOS-IR neurons was significantly decreased (compared to both control and 10 mgF/L groups), while the VIP-IR varicosities were significantly increased (compared to control) in the group treated with the highest F concentration...
February 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450561/cognitive-performance-of-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-on-sacubitril-valsartan-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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R De Vecchis, C Ariano, G Di Biase, M Noutsias
BACKGROUND: Sacubitril, a neprilysin inhibitor in the combination molecule sacubitril/valsartan, slows down degradation of endogenous natriuretic peptides, thereby enhancing their beneficial cardiovascular effects. However, sacubitril might also promote neuronal dysfunction and cognitive impairment in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) treated with sacubitril/valsartan, due to possible neprilysin inhibition at the level of Central Nervous System. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was undertaken to detect the effects exerted by sacubitril/valsartan on cognitive function in CHF patients...
February 15, 2018: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449807/atrial-natriuretic-peptide-acts-as-a-neuroprotective-agent-in-in-vitro-models-of-parkinson-s-disease-via-up-regulation-of-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway
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Arianna Colini Baldeschi, Eugenia Pittaluga, Federica Andreola, Simona Rossi, Mauro Cozzolino, Giuseppe Nicotera, Gianluca Sferrazza, Pasquale Pierimarchi, Annalucia Serafino
In the last decades increasing evidence indicated a crucial role of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling in development of midbrain dopaminergic (mDA) neurons. Recently dysregulation of this pathway has been proposed as a novel pathomechanism leading to Parkinson's disease (PD) and some of the molecules participating to the signaling have been evaluated as potential therapeutic targets for PD. Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) is a cardiac-derived hormone having a critical role in cardiovascular homeostasis. ANP and its receptors (NPRs) are widely expressed in mammalian central nervous system (CNS) where they could be implicated in the regulation of neural development, synaptic transmission and information processing, as well as in neuroprotection...
2018: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449567/systematic-analysis-of-protein-turnover-in-primary-cells
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Toby Mathieson, Holger Franken, Jan Kosinski, Nils Kurzawa, Nico Zinn, Gavain Sweetman, Daniel Poeckel, Vikram S Ratnu, Maike Schramm, Isabelle Becher, Michael Steidel, Kyung-Min Noh, Giovanna Bergamini, Martin Beck, Marcus Bantscheff, Mikhail M Savitski
A better understanding of proteostasis in health and disease requires robust methods to determine protein half-lives. Here we improve the precision and accuracy of peptide ion intensity-based quantification, enabling more accurate protein turnover determination in non-dividing cells by dynamic SILAC-based proteomics. This approach allows exact determination of protein half-lives ranging from 10 to >1000 h. We identified 4000-6000 proteins in several non-dividing cell types, corresponding to 9699 unique protein identifications over the entire data set...
February 15, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449194/prostaglandin-d2-receptor-dp1-antibodies-predict-vaccine-induced-and-spontaneous-narcolepsy-type-1-large-scale-study-of-antibody-profiling
#8
Helle Sadam, Arno Pihlak, Anri Kivil, Susan Pihelgas, Mariliis Jaago, Priit Adler, Jaak Vilo, Olli Vapalahti, Toomas Neuman, Dan Lindholm, Markku Partinen, Antti Vaheri, Kaia Palm
BACKGROUND: Neuropathological findings support an autoimmune etiology as an underlying factor for loss of orexin-producing neurons in spontaneous narcolepsy type 1 (narcolepsy with cataplexy; sNT1) as well as in Pandemrix influenza vaccine-induced narcolepsy type 1 (Pdmx-NT1). The precise molecular target or antigens for the immune response have, however, remained elusive. METHODS: Here we have performed a comprehensive antigenic repertoire analysis of sera using the next-generation phage display method - mimotope variation analysis (MVA)...
February 2, 2018: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448041/vip-changes-during-daytime-in-chicken-intrinsic-choroidal-neurons
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Bettina Hohberger, Carmen Jessberger, Matthias Zenkel, Alexandra Kaser-Eichberger, Antonio Bergua, Falk Schrödl, Winfried Neuhuber
PURPOSE: Ocular autonomic control is mediated by sympathetic and parasympathetic nerve fibres. Their interactions are complemented by primary afferent nerve fibers of and intrinsic choroidal neurons (ICN). As the vasodilatative neuropeptide, vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP), is expressed in extrinsic and intrinsic ocular neurons, it is of special interest in ophthalmic research. Since circadian changes of ocular blood flow are known in humans and birds, this study aimed at investigating VIP expression at different daytimes in chicken choroid, the preferred model species in ICN research...
February 12, 2018: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447116/amyloid-toxicity-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#10
REVIEW
Allison B Reiss, Hirra A Arain, Mark M Stecker, Nicolle M Siegart, Lora J Kasselman
A major feature of Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology is the plaque composed of aggregated amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide. Although these plaques may have harmful properties, there is much evidence to implicate soluble oligomeric Aβ as the primary noxious form. Aβ oligomers can be generated both extracellularly and intracellularly. Aβ is toxic to neurons in a myriad of ways. It can cause pore formation resulting in the leakage of ions, disruption of cellular calcium balance, and loss of membrane potential. It can promote apoptosis, cause synaptic loss, and disrupt the cytoskeleton...
February 15, 2018: Reviews in the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440124/sorcs1-and-sorcs3-control-energy-balance-and-orexigenic-peptide-production
#11
Aygul Subkhangulova, Anna R Malik, Guido Hermey, Oliver Popp, Gunnar Dittmar, Thomas Rathjen, Matthew N Poy, Alexander Stumpf, Prateep Sanker Beed, Dietmar Schmitz, Tilman Breiderhoff, Thomas E Willnow
SORCS1 and SORCS3 are two related sorting receptors expressed in neurons of the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus. Using mouse models with individual or dual receptor deficiencies, we document a previously unknown function of these receptors in central control of metabolism. Specifically, SORCS1 and SORCS3 act as intracellular trafficking receptors for tropomyosin-related kinase B to attenuate signaling by brain-derived neurotrophic factor, a potent regulator of energy homeostasis. Loss of the joint action of SORCS1 and SORCS3 in mutant mice results in excessive production of the orexigenic neuropeptide agouti-related peptide and in a state of chronic energy excess characterized by enhanced food intake, decreased locomotor activity, diminished usage of lipids as metabolic fuel, and increased adiposity, albeit at overall reduced body weight...
February 12, 2018: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439512/the-influence-of-inflammation-and-nerve-damage-on-the-neurochemical-characterization-of-calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-like-immunoreactive-cgrp-li-neurons-in-the-enteric-nervous-system-of-the-porcine-descending-colon
#12
Krystyna Makowska, Slawomir Gonkowski
The enteric nervous system (ENS), localized in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract, regulates the functions of the intestine using a wide range of neuronally-active substances. One of them is the calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), whose participation in pathological states in the large intestine remains unclear. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the influence of inflammation and nerve damage using a double immunofluorescence technique to neurochemically characterize CGRP-positive enteric nervous structures in the porcine descending colon...
February 12, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438738/the-ampk-pgc-1%C3%AE-signaling-axis-regulates-the-astrocyte-glutathione-system-to-protect-against-oxidative-and-metabolic-injury
#13
Xiaoxin Guo, Qi Jiang, Alessandra Tuccitto, Darren Chan, Samih Alqawlaq, Gah-Jone Won, Jeremy M Sivak
Neurons are highly sensitive to metabolic and oxidative injury, but endogenous astrocyte mechanisms have a critical capacity to provide protection from these stresses. We previously reported that the master regulator PGC-1α (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator-1α) is necessary for retinal astrocytes to mount effective injury responses, with particular regard to oxidative stress. Yet, this pathway has not been well studied in glia. PGC-1α is a transcriptional co-activator that is dysregulated in a variety of neurodegenerative diseases...
February 10, 2018: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437028/changes-in-the-peripheral-endocannabinoid-system-as-a-risk-factor-for-the-development-of-eating-disorders
#14
Anna Capasso, Walter Milano, Omar Cauli
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Eating Disorder (ED) is characterized by persistently and severely disturbed eating behaviours. They arise from a combination of long-standing behavioural, emotional, psychological, interpersonal, and social factors and result in insufficient nutrient ingestion and/or adsorption. The three main EDs are: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. We review the role of peripheral endocannabinoids in eating behaviour. DISCUSSION: The neuronal pathways involved in feeding behaviours are closely related to catecholaminergic, serotoninergic and peptidergic systems...
February 12, 2018: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436584/mitochondrial-protective-mechanism-of-simvastatin-protects-against-amyloid%C3%A2-%C3%AE-peptide-induced-injury-in-sh-sy5y-cells
#15
Yunzi Li, Qian Liu, Jing Sun, Jin Wang, Xinfeng Liu, Jing Gao
Mitochondrial dysfunction is implicated in the pathology of neuronal damage during Alzheimer's disease (AD). Previous studies suggest that simvastatin (SV) ameliorates amyloid β (Aβ)‑mediated cognitive impairment in AD patients and transgenic mice; however, the mechanisms remain unknown. To investigate the potential mechanisms by which SV protects against AD neurotoxicity, the present study used a series of cellular and molecular assays to analyze the effects of SV in an in vitro model of Aβ1‑42-induced injury...
February 5, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436492/allosterism-within-delta-opioid-kappa-opioid-receptor-heteromers-in-peripheral-sensory-neurons-regulation-of-kappa-opioid-agonist-efficacy
#16
Blaine Jacobs, Miryam M Pando, Elaine M Jennings, Teresa S Chavera, William P Clarke, Kelly A Berg
There is abundant evidence for formation of G protein coupled receptor heteromers in heterologous expression systems, however, little is known of the function of heteromers in native systems. Heteromers of delta and kappa opioid receptors (DOR-KOR heteromers) have been identified in native systems. We previously reported that activation of DOR-KOR heteromers expressed by rat pain-sensing neurons (nociceptors) produces robust, peripherally-mediated antinociception. Moreover, DOR agonist potency and efficacy is regulated by KOR antagonists via allosteric interactions within the DOR-KOR heteromer in a ligand-dependent manner...
February 7, 2018: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435980/the-diabetes-drug-liraglutide-reverses-cognitive-impairment-in-mice-and-attenuates-insulin-receptor-and-synaptic-pathology-in-a-non-human-primate-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#17
Andre F Batista, Leticia Forny-Germano, Julia R Clarke, Natalia M Lyra E Silva, Jordano Brito-Moreira, Susan E Boehnke, Andrew Winterborn, Brian C Coe, Ann Lablans, Juliana F Vital, Suelen A Marques, Ana M B Martinez, Matthias Gralle, Christian Holscher, William L Klein, Jean-Christophe Houzel, Sergio T Ferreira, Douglas P Munoz, Fernanda G De Felice
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a devastating neurological disorder that still lacks an effective treatment, and this has stimulated an intense pursuit of disease-modifying therapeutics. Given the increasingly recognized link between AD and defective brain insulin signaling, we investigated the actions of liraglutide, a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analog marketed for treatment of type 2 diabetes, in experimental models of AD. Insulin receptor pathology is an important feature of AD brains that impairs the neuroprotective actions of central insulin signaling...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435768/a-multifaceted-mass-spectrometric-method-to-probe-feeding-related-neuropeptide-changes-in-callinectes-sapidus-and-carcinus-maenas
#18
Yuzhuo Zhang, Kellen DeLaney, Limei Hui, Junhua Wang, Robert M Sturm, Lingjun Li
Food intake is regulated by various neuromodulators, including numerous neuropeptides. However, it remains elusive at the molecular and cellular level as to how these important chemicals regulate internal processes and which regions of the neuronal organs are responsible for regulating the behavior. Here we report a comparative neuropeptidomic analysis of the brain and pericardial organ (PO) in response to feeding in two well-studied crustacean physiology model organisms, Callinectes sapidus and Carcinus maenas, using mass spectrometry (MS) techniques...
February 12, 2018: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435723/carvedilol-protection-against-endogenous-a%C3%AE-induced-neurotoxicity-in-n2a-cells
#19
Jia Liu, Min Wang
Mutations in amyloid precursor protein (APP) and presenilin1 result in overproduction and accumulation of β-amyloid (Aβ) peptide, which has been shown to play an important role in Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathogenesis. Carvedilol, a nonselective β-adrenergic receptor blocker used for treatment for heart failure and hypertension, has displayed its neuroprotective capacity due to its antioxidant property. In this study, we investigated whether Carvedilol has a neuronal protective effect against endogenous Aβ neurotoxicity in mouse Neuro2a (N2a) cells transfected with Swedish amyloid precursor protein (Swe-APP) mutant and Presenilin exon9 deletion mutant (N2a/Swe...
February 12, 2018: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432729/functional-characterization-and-quantitative-expression-analysis-of-two-gnrh-related-peptide-receptors-in-the-mosquito-aedes-aegypti
#20
Alireza Oryan, Azizia Wahedi, Jean-Paul V Paluzzi
To cope with stressful events such as flight, organisms have evolved various regulatory mechanisms, often involving control by endocrine-derived factors. In insects, two stress-related factors include the gonadotropin-releasing hormone-related peptides adipokinetic hormone (AKH) and corazonin (CRZ). AKH is a pleiotropic hormone best known as a substrate liberator of proteins, lipids and carbohydrates. CRZ has been shown to have roles in pigmentation, ecdysis or act as a cardiostimulatory factor although a universal function has not yet been elucidated...
February 9, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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