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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309115/multifaceted-expression-of-peptidergic-modulation-in-the-feeding-system-of-aplysia
#1
Elizabeth C Cropper, Jian Jing, Ferdinand S Vilim, Michael A Barry, Klaudiusz R Weiss
Neuropeptides are present in species throughout the animal kingdom and generally exert actions that are distinct from those of small molecule transmitters. It has, therefore, been of interest to define the unique behavioral role of this class of substances. Progress in this regard has been made in experimentally advantageous invertebrate preparations. We focus on one such system, the feeding circuit in the mollusc Aplysia. We review research conducted over several decades that played an important role in establishing that peptide cotransmitters are released under behaviorally relevant conditions...
January 8, 2018: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307283/modulation-of-the-ogf-ogfr-pathway-alters-cytokine-profiles-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-and-multiple-sclerosis
#2
Michael D Ludwig, Ian S Zagon, Patricia J McLaughlin
The endogenous neuropeptide opioid growth factor, chemically termed [Met5]-enkephalin, has growth inhibitory and immunomodulatory properties. Opioid growth factor is distributed widely throughout most tissues, is autocrine and paracrine produced, and interacts at the nuclear-associated receptor, OGFr. Serum levels of opioid growth factor are decreased in patients with multiple sclerosis and in animals with experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis suggesting that the OGF-OGFr pathway becomes dysregulated in this disease...
January 1, 2018: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284375/one-week-exposure-to-a-free-choice-high-fat-high-sugar-diet-does-not-disrupt-blood-brain-barrier-permeability-in-fed-or-overnight-fasted-rats
#3
M Rijnsburger, U A Unmehopa, L Eggels, M J Serlie, S E la Fleur
OBJECTIVES: The hypothalamus lies adjacent to the third ventricle and is in close proximity with the median eminence (ME), a circumventricular organ with an incomplete blood-brain barrier (BBB) which controls direct entry of nutrients into the brain. The blood-CSF barrier of the hypothalamus shows dynamic changes upon neuroendocrine events and adjusts permeability with the tight junction (TJ) complex. It has been shown that chronic exposure to a high-fat diet (HFD) affects BBB permeability...
December 29, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248737/environmental-and-hormonal-control-of-body-color-polyphenism-in%C3%A2-late-instar-desert-locust-nymphs-role-of-the-yellow-protein
#4
Ryohei Sugahara, Seiji Tanaka
Locusts show body color polyphenism that is considered to be an adaptation to various biotic and abiotic environmental changes. In Schistocerca gregaria, wild-type late-instar nymphs growing under crowded conditions (gregarious form) develop yellow and black body coloration, whereas they assume various body colors under isolated conditions (solitarious form). Black and green body colorations are induced by the neuropeptide corazonin (Crz) and juvenile hormone (JH), respectively. To characterize the molecular mechanisms controlling body color polyphenism, we investigated factors influencing body coloration in S...
December 14, 2017: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247679/anti-leptin-receptor-antibodies-strengthen-leptin-biofunction-in-growing-chickens
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M M Lei, C K Wei, Z Chen, S Yosefi, H X Zhu, Z D Shi
Antibodies against the extracellular domains of the chicken leptin receptor were used to study the biological function of leptin in growing chickens. Both polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies were administered intramuscularly to 30-d-old Chinese indigenous Gushi pullets. Both antibody preparations increased feed intake for 6 h after injection and reduced plasma concentrations of glucose, triglycerides, and both high- and low-density lipoproteins. The antibody treatments also upregulated agouti-related peptide and neuropeptide Y in the hypothalamus and downregulated proopiomelanocortin, melanocortin 4 receptor, and leptin receptor...
December 13, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246492/three-steroid-binding-globulins-their-localization-in-the-brain-and-nose-and-what-they-might-be-doing-there
#6
J D Caldwell, K Londe, S D Ochs, Z Hajdu, A Rodewald, V M Gebhart, G F Jirikowski
Steroid-binding globulins (SBGs) such as sex hormone binding globulin, corticosteroid binding globulin, and vitamin-D binding protein are receiving increasing notice as being actively involved in steroid actions. This paper reviews data of all three of these SBGs, focusing on their presence and possible activity in the brain and nose. We have found all three proteins in the brain in limbic areas such as the paraventricular (PVN) and supraoptic nuclei (SON) as well as other areas of the hypothalamus, hippocampus, and medial preoptic area...
December 12, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237453/human-microglia-and-astrocytes-constitutively-express-the-neurokinin-1-receptor-and-functionally-respond-to-substance-p
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Amanda R Burmeister, M Brittany Johnson, Vinita S Chauhan, Megan J Moerdyk-Schauwecker, Ada D Young, Ian D Cooley, Alejandra N Martinez, Geeta Ramesh, Mario T Philipp, Ian Marriott
BACKGROUND: The tachykinin substance P (SP) is recognized to exacerbate inflammation at peripheral sites via its target receptor, neurokinin 1 receptor (NK-1R), expressed by leukocytes. More recently, SP/NK-1R interactions have been associated with severe neuroinflammation and neuronal damage. We have previously demonstrated that NK-1R antagonists can limit neuroinflammatory damage in a mouse model of bacterial meningitis. Furthermore, we have since shown that these agents can attenuate bacteria-induced neuronal and glial inflammatory mediator production in nonhuman primate (NHP) brain explants and isolated neuronal cells, and following in vivo infection...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232576/effects-of-oxytocin-on-cortisol-reactivity-and-conflict-resolution-behaviors-among-couples-with-substance-misuse
#8
Julianne C Flanagan, Melanie S Fischer, Paul J Nietert, Sudie E Back, Megan Moran-Santa Maria, Alexandra Snead, Kathleen T Brady
Social stress, particularly in the form of dyadic conflict, is a well-established correlate of substance use disorders (SUD). The neuropeptide oxytocin can enhance prosocial behavior and mitigate addictive behaviors. These effects may be, in part, a result of oxytocin's ability to attenuate hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis dysregulation. However, only one study to date has examined the effects of oxytocin on neuroendocrine reactivity or conflict resolution behavior among couples. Participants (N = 33 couples or 66 total participants) were heterosexual couples in which one or both partners endorsed substance misuse...
December 6, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218504/temporal-spatial-profiling-of-pedunculopontine-galanin-cholinergic-neurons-in-the-lactacystin-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Joanna L Elson, Rafael Kochaj, Richard Reynolds, Ilse S Pienaar
Parkinson's disease (PD) is conventionally seen as resulting from single-system neurodegeneration affecting nigrostriatal dopaminergic neurons. However, accumulating evidence indicates multi-system degeneration and neurotransmitter deficiencies, including cholinergic neurons which degenerate in a brainstem nucleus, the pedunculopontine nucleus (PPN), resulting in motor and cognitive impairments. The neuropeptide galanin can inhibit cholinergic transmission, while being upregulated in degenerating brain regions associated with cognitive decline...
December 7, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208684/central-npy-y5-sub-receptor-partially-functions-as-a-mediator-of-npy-induced-hypothermia-and-affords-thermotolerance-in-heat-exposed-fasted-chicks
#10
Hatem M Eltahan, Mohammad A Bahry, Hui Yang, Guofeng Han, Linh T N Nguyen, Hiromi Ikeda, Mohamed N Ali, Khairy A Amber, Mitsuhiro Furuse, Vishwajit S Chowdhury
Exposure of chicks to a high ambient temperature (HT) has previously been shown to increase neuropeptide Y (NPY) mRNA expression in the brain. Furthermore, it was found that NPY has anti-stress functions in heat-exposed fasted chicks. The aim of the study was to reveal the role of central administration of NPY on thermotolerance ability and the induction of heat-shock protein (HSP) and NPY sub-receptors (NPYSRs) in fasted chicks with the contribution of plasma metabolite changes. Six- or seven-day-old chicks were centrally injected with 0 or 375 pmol of NPY and exposed to either HT (35 ± 1°C) or control thermoneutral temperature (CT: 30 ± 1°C) for 60 min while fasted...
December 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204095/immune-disorders-in-anorexia
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REVIEW
Sylwia Małgorzata Słotwińska, Robert Słotwiński
Anorexia nervosa is a disease involving eating disorders. It mainly affects young people, especially teenage women. The disease is often latent and occurs in many sub-clinical and partial forms. Approximately from 0.3% to 1% of the population suffers from anorexia. It has been shown that patients with anorexia develop neurotransmitter-related disorders, leading to uncontrolled changes in the immune and endocrine systems. Interactions between cytokines, neuropeptides, and neurotransmitters play an important role in disease development...
2017: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201871/calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-neuroendocrine-communication-between-the-pancreas-gut-and-brain-in-regulation-of-blood-glucose
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Sayali A Pendharkar, Monika Walia, Marie Drury, Maxim S Petrov
Background: Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), a ubiquitous neuropeptide, plays a diverse and intricate role in chronic low-grade inflammation, including conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and diabetes of the exocrine pancreas. Diabetes of exocrine pancreas is characterised by chronic hyperglycemia and is associated with persistent low-grade inflammation and altered secretion of certain pancreatic and gut hormones. While CGRP may regulate glucose homeostasis and the secretion of pancreatic and gut hormones, its role in chronic hyperglycemia after acute pancreatitis (CHAP) is not known...
November 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198921/research-progress-of-capsaicin-responses-to-various-pharmacological-challenges
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REVIEW
Pompy Patowary, Manash Pratim Pathak, Kamaruz Zaman, P S Raju, Pronobesh Chattopadhyay
Capsaicin, a well known vanilloid, has shown evidence of an ample variety of biological effects which make it the target of extensive research ever since its identification. In spite of the fact that capsaicin causes health hazards in quite a few ways, yet, the verity cannot be ignored that capsaicin has several therapeutic implications. In patients with hypersensitive bladders, vesical instillation of 1 mM capsaicin markedly improved urinary frequency and urge incontinence. Again, administration of capsaicin favors an augmentation in lipid mobilization and a decrease in adipose tissue mass...
December 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195839/the-ventromedial-hypothalamic-nucleus-plays-an-important-role-in-anxiolytic-like-effect-of-neuropeptide-s
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Jin Hong Jiang, Ya Li Peng, Pei Jiang Zhang, Hong Xiang Xue, Zhen He, Xue Ya Liang, M Chang
Neuropeptide S (NPS), the endogenous neuropeptide ligand of NPSR, has been reported to regulate anxiety-related behavior involved in multiple brain regions, including amygdale, locus coeruleus and Barrington's nucleus. However, little research has been conducted on the anxiolytic-like behaviors of NPS on the hypothalamus, which was an important area in defensive behavior. Here, we investigated a role of hypothalamus in anxiolytic-like behaviors of NPS. We found that NPSR protein of mouse distributed mainly in the ventromedial hypothalamus (VMH)...
November 7, 2017: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194499/emotion-recognition-associated-with-polymorphism-in-oxytocinergic-pathway-gene-arnt2
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Daniel Hovey, Susanne Henningsson, Diana S Cortes, Tanja Bänziger, Anna Zettergren, Jonas Melke, Håkan Fischer, Petri Laukka, Lars Westberg
The ability to correctly understand the emotional expression of another person is essential for social relationships and appears to be a partly inherited trait. The neuropeptides oxytocin and vasopressin have been shown to influence this ability as well as face processing in humans. Here, recognition of the emotional content of faces and voices, separately and combined, was investigated in 492 subjects, genotyped for 25 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in eight genes encoding proteins important for oxytocin and vasopressin neurotransmission...
November 28, 2017: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186416/a-randomized-dose-ranging-study-of-neuropeptide-y-in-patients-with-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
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Sehrish Sayed, Nicholas T Van Dam, Sarah R Horn, Marin M Kautz, Michael Parides, Sara Costi, Katherine A Collins, Brian Iacoviello, Dan V Iosifescu, Aleksander A Mathé, Steven M Southwick, Adriana Feder, Dennis S Charney, James W Murrough
Background: Anxiety and trauma-related disorders are among the most prevalent and disabling medical conditions in the U.S., and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in particular exacts a tremendous public health toll. We examined the tolerability and anxiolytic efficacy of neuropeptide Y (NPY) administered via an intranasal route in patients with PTSD. Methods: Twenty-six individuals were randomized in a cross-over, single ascending dose study into one of five cohorts: 1...
November 23, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183825/chronic-intranasal-oxytocin-has-dose-dependent-effects-on-central-oxytocin-and-vasopressin-systems-in-prairie-voles-microtus-ochrogaster
#17
C D Guoynes, T C Simmons, G M Downing, S Jacob, M Solomon, K L Bales
Oxytocin (Oxt) is a neuropeptide with many functions, including modulation of social behavior(s) and anxiety. Due to its notable pro-social effects, it has been proposed as a treatment in the management of neuropsychiatric disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), schizophrenia, and social anxiety; however, effects of long-term daily treatment are still being explored. Previously, we have shown that in male prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster) exposure to Oxt during the peri-adolescent period impaired adult pair bonding in a dose-dependent fashion...
November 25, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163357/a-journey-through-the-gonadotropin-inhibitory-hormone-system-of-fish
#18
REVIEW
José A Muñoz-Cueto, José A Paullada-Salmerón, María Aliaga-Guerrero, Mairi E Cowan, Ishwar S Parhar, Takayoshi Ubuka
Gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone (GnIH) is a hypothalamic neuropeptide that belongs to the RFamide peptide family and was first identified in the quail brain. From the discovery of avian GnIH, orthologous GnIH peptides have been reported in a variety of vertebrates, including mammals, amphibians, teleosts and agnathans, but also in protochordates. It has been clearly established that GnIH suppresses reproduction in avian and mammalian species through its inhibitory actions on brain GnRH and pituitary gonadotropins...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159832/expression-and-localisation-of-rxfp3-in-human-spermatozoa-and-impact-of-insl7-on-sperm-functions
#19
S Heidari, A H Taromchi, R Nejatbakhsh, S Shokri
Insulin-like peptide 7 (INSL7) or relaxin-3 is a member of the insulin superfamily that is recently discovered. This hormone interacts with relaxin family peptide receptor 3 (RXFP3). Although recent studies of INSL7 have focused on its function in the brain as a neuropeptide, spermatozoa may be a candidate target of INSL7 due to its detection in testes and contains binding sites. Therefore, this study aims to analyse the expression and localisation of RXFP3 on human spermatozoa and to assess the effect of INSL7 on human sperm motility...
November 21, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157796/neuropeptide-s-in-the-basolateral-amygdala-mediates-an-adaptive-behavioral-stress-response-in-a-rat-model-of-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-by-increasing-the-expression-of-bdnf-and-the-neuropeptide-yy1-receptor
#20
Cohen Hagit, Vainer Ella, Zeev Kaplan, Zohar Joseph, Mathé A Aleksander
Neuropeptide S (NPS) is a regulatory peptide that has anxiolytic and arousal-promoting effects in rodents. We used an animal model of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to assess long-term behavioral effects of a single dose of NPS, microinjected into the basolateral amygdala (BLA) 1h following exposure to predator-scent stress (PSS). To elucidate the molecular mechanism by which NPS attenuates behavioral stress responses, expression levels of neuropeptide Y (NPY), NPY-Y1 receptor (NPY-Y1R), and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) were evaluated in the hippocampus...
November 17, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
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