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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444138/the-evolution-of-neuropeptide-signalling-insights-from-echinoderms
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Dean C Semmens, Maurice R Elphick
Neuropeptides are evolutionarily ancient mediators of neuronal signalling that regulate a wide range of physiological processes and behaviours in animals. Neuropeptide signalling has been investigated extensively in vertebrates and protostomian invertebrates, which include the ecdysozoans Drosophila melanogaster (Phylum Arthropoda) and Caenorhabditis elegans (Phylum Nematoda). However, until recently, an understanding of evolutionary relationships between neuropeptide signalling systems in vertebrates and protostomes has been impaired by a lack of genome/transcriptome sequence data from non-ecdysozoan invertebrates...
April 21, 2017: Briefings in Functional Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434803/genetic-dissection-of-the-planarian-reproductive-system-through-characterization-of-schmidtea-mediterranea-cpeb-homologs
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Labib Rouhana, Junichi Tasaki, Amir Saberi, Phillip A Newmark
Cytoplasmic polyadenylation is a mechanism of mRNA regulation prevalent in metazoan germ cells; it is largely dependent on Cytoplasmic Polyadenylation Element Binding proteins (CPEBs). Two CPEB homologs were identified in the planarian Schmidtea mediterranea. Smed-CPEB1 is expressed in ovaries and yolk glands of sexually mature planarians, and required for oocyte and yolk gland development. In contrast, Smed-CPEB2 is expressed in the testes and the central nervous system; its function is required for spermatogenesis as well as non-autonomously for development of ovaries and accessory reproductive organs...
April 20, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433253/neuropeptide-s-increases-motor-activity-and-thermogenesis-in-the-rat-through-sympathetic-activation
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Takuya Ensho, Keiko Nakahara, Yoshihiro Suzuki, Noboru Murakami
The central role of neuropeptide S (NPS), identified as the endogenous ligand for GPR154, now named neuropeptide S receptor (NPSR), has not yet been fully clarified. We examined the central role of NPS for body temperature, energy expenditure, locomotor activity and adrenal hormone secretion in rats. Intracerebroventricular (icv) injection of NPS increased body temperature in a dose-dependent manner. Energy consumption and locomotor activity were also significantly increased by icv injection of NPS. In addition, icv injection of NPS increased the peripheral blood concentration of adrenalin and corticosterone...
April 13, 2017: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418087/traumatic-stress-induced-persistent-changes-in-dna-methylation-regulate-neuropeptide-y-expression-in-rat-jejunum
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S Sagarkar, S Mahajan, A G Choudhary, C D Borkar, D M Kokare, A J Sakharkar
BACKGROUND: Stress-induced chronic neuropsychiatric conditions such as anxiety are often co-morbid with gastrointestinal malfunctions. While we find enduring anxiety-like symptoms following minimal traumatic brain injury (MTBI) in rats, gastrointestinal consequences of MTBI remain elusive. METHODS: In this study, we examined the effects of MTBI on a major gut peptide, neuropeptide Y (NPY) and gut motility. DNA methylation was studied as a possible epigenetic mechanism operative in the regulation of NPY expression in the gut...
April 18, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416501/protocol-for-a-placebo-controlled-within-participants-crossover-trial-evaluating-the-efficacy-of-intranasal-oxytocin-to-improve-pain-and-function-among-women-with-chronic-pelvic-musculoskeletal-pain
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Joshua A Rash, Kirsti Toivonen, Magali Robert, Maryam Nasr-Esfahani, John F Jarrell, Tavis S Campbell
INTRODUCTION: This protocol presents the rationale and design for a trial evaluating the efficacy of intranasal oxytocin in improving pain and function among women with chronic pelvic musculoskeletal pain. Oxytocin is a neuropeptide traditionally recognised for involvement in labour, delivery and lactation. Novel evidence suggests that oxytocin decreases pain sensitivity in humans. While oxytocin administration has been reported to lower pain sensitivity among patients experiencing chronic back pain, headache, constipation and colon pain, no research has evaluated the association between intranasal oxytocin and chronic pelvic musculoskeletal pain...
April 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413467/calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-protects-type-ii-alveolar-epithelial-cells-from-hyperoxia-induced-dna-damage-and-cell-death
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Hongmin Fu, Tiesong Zhang, Rongwei Huang, Zhen Yang, Chunming Liu, Ming Li, Fang Fang, Feng Xu
Hyperoxia therapy for acute lung injury (ALI) may unexpectedly lead to reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and cause additional ALI. Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is a 37 amino acid neuropeptide that regulates inflammasome activation. However, the role of CGRP in DNA damage during hyperoxia is unclear. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of CGRP on DNA damage and the cell death of alveolar epithelial type II cells (AEC II) exposed to 60% oxygen. AEC II were isolated from 19-20 gestational day fetal rat lungs and were exposed to air or to 60% oxygen during treatment with CGRP or the specific CGRP receptor antagonist CGRP8-37...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411439/neuropeptide-y-enhances-proliferation-and-prevents-apoptosis-in-rat-bone-marrow-stromal-cells-in-association-with-activation-of-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-in-vitro
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Jianqun Wu, Song Liu, Huan Meng, Tianyu Qu, Su Fu, Zhao Wang, Jianguo Yang, Dan Jin, Bin Yu
Neuropeptide Y (NPY) exhibits a critical but poorly understood regulatory signaling function and has been shown to promote proliferation, vascularization and migration in several types of cells and tissues. However, little is known about the specific role of NPY in the proliferation and apoptosis of bone marrow stromal cells (also known as bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells, BMSCs), which contain a subpopulation of multipotent skeletal stem cells. Based on BrdU incorporation tests, Cell Counting Kit-8, flow cytometry, quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blotting, we showed that NPY significantly promoted the proliferation of BMSCs in a concentration-dependent manner, with a maximal effect observed at a concentration of 10(-10)M for pro-proliferative and 10(-12)M for anti-apoptotic activities...
April 5, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401046/functional-neuroanatomy-in-panic-disorder-status-quo-of-the-research
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Thomas Sobanski, Gerd Wagner
AIM: To provide an overview of the current research in the functional neuroanatomy of panic disorder. METHODS: Panic disorder (PD) is a frequent psychiatric disease. Gorman et al (1989; 2000) proposed a comprehensive neuroanatomical model of PD, which suggested that fear- and anxiety-related responses are mediated by a so-called "fear network" which is centered in the amygdala and includes the hippocampus, thalamus, hypothalamus, periaqueductal gray region, locus coeruleus and other brainstem sites...
March 22, 2017: World Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400225/pegylated-neuromedin-u-8-shows-long-lasting-anorectic-activity-and-anti-obesity-effect-in-mice-by-peripheral-administration
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Yasushi Masuda, Satoshi Kumano, Jiro Noguchi, Kotaro Sakamoto, Hiroshi Inooka, Tetsuya Ohtaki
Neuromedin U (NMU) is a neuropeptide found in the brain and gastrointestinal tract. The NMU system has been shown to regulate energy homeostasis by both a central and a peripheral mechanism. Peripheral administration of human NMU-25 was recently shown to inhibit food intake in mice. We examined the possibility that other NMU-related peptides exert an anorectic activity by intraperitoneal (i.p.) administration. We found that rat NMU-23 and its structurally-related peptide rat neuromedin S (NMS) significantly reduced food intake in lean mice, whereas NMU-8, an active fragment of the octapeptide sequence conserved in porcine, human and mouse NMU, had no effect...
April 8, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397993/the-novel-anticonvulsant-neuropeptide-and-galanin-analogue-nax-5055-does-not-alter-energy-and-amino-acid-metabolism-in-cultured-brain-cells
#10
Blanca I Aldana, Helle S Waagepetersen, Arne Schousboe, H Steve White, Grzegorz Bulaj, Anne B Walls
A large body of evidence suggests that the neuropeptide galanin plays an important role in seizure control. In line with this, it was demonstrated that the galanin analogue, NAX-5055, exerts a potent anticonvulsant activity in animal seizure models. We recently found that the NAX-5055-mediated anticonvulsant action involves modulation of both excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmission. Since homeostasis of neurotransmitters and cerebral energy metabolism are intimately linked, it was investigated whether the effects of NAX-5055 on neurotransmission involve changes in energy metabolism and in particular glucose- and amino acid metabolism...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392070/respiratory-network-stability-and-modulatory-response-to-substance-p-require-nalcn
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Szu-Ying Yeh, Wei-Hsiang Huang, Wei Wang, Christopher S Ward, Eugene S Chao, Zhenyu Wu, Bin Tang, Jianrong Tang, Jenny J Sun, Meike Esther van der Heijden, Paul A Gray, Mingshan Xue, Russell S Ray, Dejian Ren, Huda Y Zoghbi
Respiration is a rhythmic activity as well as one that requires responsiveness to internal and external circumstances; both the rhythm and neuromodulatory responses of breathing are controlled by brainstem neurons in the preBötzinger complex (preBötC) and the retrotrapezoid nucleus (RTN), but the specific ion channels essential to these activities remain to be identified. Because deficiency of sodium leak channel, non-selective (Nalcn) causes lethal apnea in humans and mice, we investigated Nalcn function in these neuronal groups...
April 19, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390968/inhibition-of-substance-p-induced-defensive-behavior-via-neurokinin-1-receptor-antagonism-in-the-central-and-medial-but-not-basolateral-nuclei-of-the-amygdala-in-male-wistar-rats
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G S Bassi, M C Carvalho, R C Almada, M L Brandão
RATIONALE: The production of unconditioned defensive behaviors has been related to the amygdala, a key component of the encephalic aversion system. Microinjection of the neuropeptide substance P (SP) in the amygdala elicits defensive behaviors via the activation of type 1 neurokinin (NK-1) receptors. However, no studies have investigated whether intra-amygdala SP/NK-1 mechanisms can elicit other types of defensive responses, such as antinociception and ultrasonic vocalizations (USVs)...
April 6, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384243/neuropeptide-s-reduces-duodenal-bicarbonate-secretion-and-ethanol-induced-increases-in-duodenal-motility-in-rats
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Wan Salman Wan Saudi, Markus Sjöblom
Alcohol disrupts the intestinal mucosal barrier by inducing metabolic and functional changes in epithelial cells. Recently, we showed that neuropeptide S (NPS) decreases duodenal motility and increases mucosal paracellular permeability, suggesting a role of NPS in the pathogenesis of disorders and dysfunctions in the small intestine. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of NPS on ethanol- and HCl-induced changes of duodenal mucosal barrier function and motility. Rats were anaesthetized with thiobarbiturate, and a 30-mm segment of the proximal duodenum with an intact blood supply was perfused in situ...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380517/surface-wetting-strategy-prevents-acute-heat-exposure-induced-alterations-of-hypothalamic-stress-and-metabolic-related-genes-in-broiler-chickens
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H Rajaei-Sharifabadi, E Greene, A Piekarski, D Falcon, L Ellestad, A Donoghue, W Bottje, T Porter, Y Liang, S Dridi
Heat stress (HS) is devastating to poultry production worldwide, yet its biology and molecular responses are not well defined. Although advances in management strategy have partially alleviated the negative impact of HS, productivity still continues to decline when the ambient temperature rises. Therefore, identifying mechanism-based approaches to decrease HS susceptibility while improving production traits is critical. Recently, we made a breakthrough by applying a surface wetting strategy and showing that it improves growth performance compared with the current conventional cooling system...
March 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380364/organization-of-circadian-behavior-relies-on-glycinergic-transmission
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Lia Frenkel, Nara I Muraro, Andrea N Beltrán González, María S Marcora, Guillermo Bernabó, Christiane Hermann-Luibl, Juan I Romero, Charlotte Helfrich-Förster, Eduardo M Castaño, Cristina Marino-Busjle, Daniel J Calvo, M Fernanda Ceriani
The small ventral lateral neurons (sLNvs) constitute a central circadian pacemaker in the Drosophila brain. They organize daily locomotor activity, partly through the release of the neuropeptide pigment-dispersing factor (PDF), coordinating the action of the remaining clusters required for network synchronization. Despite extensive efforts, the basic principles underlying communication among circadian clusters remain obscure. We identified classical neurotransmitters released by sLNvs through disruption of specific transporters...
April 4, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360832/a-life-without-hunger-the-ups-and-downs-to-modulating-melanocortin-3-receptor-signaling
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Andrew A Butler, Clemence Girardet, Maria Mavrikaki, James L Trevaskis, Heather Macarthur, Daniel L Marks, Susan A Farr
Melanocortin neurons conserve body mass in hyper- or hypo-caloric conditions by conveying signals from nutrient sensors into areas of the brain governing appetite and metabolism. In mice, melanocortin-3 receptor (MC3R) deletion alters nutrient partitioning independently of hyperphagia, promoting accumulation of fat over muscle mass. Enhanced rhythms in insulin and insulin-responsive metabolic genes during hypocaloric feeding suggest partial insulin resistance and enhanced lipogenesis. However, exactly where and how MC3Rs affect metabolic control to alter nutrient partitioning is not known...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358321/the-influence-of-tetrodotoxin-ttx-on-the-distribution-and-chemical-coding-of-caudal-mesenteric-ganglion-camg-neurons-supplying-the-porcine-urinary-bladder
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Ewa Lepiarczyk, Agnieszka Bossowska, Jerzy Kaleczyc, Marta Majewska, Sławomir Gonkowski, Mariusz Majewski
The treatment of micturition disorders creates a serious problem for urologists. Recently, new therapeutic agents, such as neurotoxins, are being considered for the therapy of urological patients. The present study investigated the chemical coding of caudal mesenteric ganglion (CaMG) neurons supplying the porcine urinary bladder after intravesical instillation of tetrodotoxin (TTX). The CaMG neurons were visualized with retrograde tracer Fast blue (FB) and their chemical profile was disclosed with double-labeling immunohistochemistry using antibodies against tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), neuropeptide Y (NPY), vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP), somatostatin (SOM), calbindin (CB), galanin (GAL) and neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS)...
March 30, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345161/a-decrease-in-eukaryotic-elongation-factor-2-phosphorylation-is-required-for-local-translation-of-sensorin-and-long-term-facilitation-in-aplysia
#18
Patrick K McCamphill, Larissa Ferguson, Wayne S Sossin
Mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1)-dependent protein synthesis is required for many forms of synaptic plasticity and memory, but the downstream pathways important for synaptic plasticity are poorly understood. Long-term facilitation (LTF) in Aplysia is a form of synaptic plasticity that is closely linked to behavioural memory and an attractive model system for examining the important downstream targets for mTORC1 in regulating synaptic plasticity. While mTORC1 regulated protein synthesis has been strongly linked to translation initiation, translation elongation is also regulated by mTORC1 and LTF leads to an mTORC1 dependent decrease in eukaryotic elongation factor 2 (eEF2) phosphorylation...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343139/oxytocin-in-corticosterone-induced-chronic-stress-model-focus-on-adrenal-gland-function
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Dušanka Stanić, Bosiljka Plećaš-Solarović, Duško Mirković, Predrag Jovanović, Slađana Dronjak, Bojan Marković, Tea Đorđević, Svetlana Ignjatović, Vesna Pešić
Chronic stress conditions can lead to considerable and extensible changes in physiological and psychological performances, and in emergence of risk for various somatic diseases. On the other hand, the neuropeptide oxytocin is reported to increase the resistance of the organism to stress and modulate activity of autonomic nervous system. Chronic corticosterone administration is used as a rat model for a state observed in terms of chronic stress exposure, when negative feedback mechanism of hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis activity is disrupted...
March 10, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338565/corneal-nerve-morphology-sensitivity-and-tear-neuropeptides-in-contact-lens-wear
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Blanka Golebiowski, Cecilia Chao, Fiona Stapleton, Isabelle Jalbert
PURPOSE: To determine tear neuropeptide levels in contact lens wearers and non-wearers, and to examine relationships with indices of corneal innervation, tear function, and ocular discomfort. METHODS: A cross-sectional, single-visit, investigator-masked pilot study. Assessments included Ocular Comfort Index (OCI), central and mid-peripheral corneal nerve density and morphology (HRT-Rostock), corneal sensitivity (Cochet-Bonnet aesthesiometer), tear Substance P and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) concentration (ELISA), in situ tear osmolarity (TearLab), tear secretion (Phenol Red Thread), and noninvasive tear break-up time (NITBUT; Keeler Tearscope)...
April 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
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