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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225041/pvn-blockade-of-p44-42-mapk-pathway-attenuates-salt-induced-hypertension-through-modulating-neurotransmitters-and-attenuating-oxidative-stress
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Hong-Li Gao, Xiao-Jing Yu, Kai-Li Liu, Xiao-Lian Shi, Jie Qi, Yan-Mei Chen, Yan Zhang, Juan Bai, Qiu-Yue Yi, Zhi-Peng Feng, Wen-Sheng Chen, Wei Cui, Jin-Jun Liu, Guo-Qing Zhu, Yu-Ming Kang
The imbalance of neurotransmitters and excessive oxidative stress responses contribute to the pathogenesis of hypertension. In this study, we determined whether blockade of p44/42 MAPK pathway in the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN) ameliorates the development of hypertension through modulating neurotransmitters and attenuating oxidative stress. Dahl salt-sensitive (S) rats received a high-salt diet (HS, 8% NaCl) or a normal-salt diet (NS, 0.3% NaCl) for 6 weeks and were treated with bilateral PVN infusion of PD-98059 (0...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220841/an-agrobacterium-tumefaciens-strain-with-gamma-aminobutyric-acid-transaminase-activity-shows-an-enhanced-genetic-transformation-ability-in-plants
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Satoko Nonaka, Tatsuhiko Someya, Sha Zhou, Mariko Takayama, Kouji Nakamura, Hiroshi Ezura
Agrobacterium tumefaciens has the unique ability to mediate inter-kingdom DNA transfer, and for this reason, it has been utilized for plant genetic engineering. To increase the transformation frequency in plant genetic engineering, we focused on gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which is a negative factor in the Agrobacterium-plant interaction. Recent studies have shown contradictory results regarding the effects of GABA on vir gene expression, leading to the speculation that GABA inhibits T-DNA transfer. In this study, we examined the effect of GABA on T-DNA transfer using a tomato line with a low GABA content...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217759/frontal-gamma-aminobutyric-acid-concentrations-are-associated-with-cognitive-performance-in-older-adults
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Eric C Porges, Adam J Woods, Richard A E Edden, Nicolaas A J Puts, Ashley D Harris, Huaihou Chen, Amanda M Garcia, Talia R Seider, Damon G Lamb, John B Williamson, Ronald A Cohen
BACKGROUND: Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), the brain's principal inhibitory neurotransmitter, has been associated with perceptual and attentional functioning. Recent application of magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) provides in vivo evidence for decreasing GABA concentrations during adulthood. It is unclear, however, how age-related decrements in cerebral GABA concentrations contribute to cognitive decline, or whether previously reported declines in cerebral GABA concentrations persist during healthy aging...
January 2017: Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216893/effects-of-insecticidal-ketones-present-in-mint-plants-on-gabaa-receptor-from-mammalian-neurons
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Mariela Eugenia Sánchez-Borzone, Leticia Delgado Marin, Daniel Asmed García
BACKGROUND: The genus Mentha, an important member of the Lamiaceae family, is represented by many species commonly known as mint. The insecticidal activity of Mentha oil and its main components has been tested and established against various insects/pests. Among these, the ketone monoterpenes that are most common in different Mentha species demonstrated insect toxicity, with pulegone being the most active, followed by carvone and menthone. Considering that the GABAA receptor (GABAA-R) is one of the main insecticide targets on neurons, and that pulegone would modulate the insect GABA system, it may be expected that the insecticidal properties of Mentha ketones are mediated by their interaction with this receptor...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209926/characterization-of-the-influence-of-age-on-gabaa-and-glutamatergic-mediated-functions-in-the-dorsolateral-prefrontal-cortex-using-paired-pulse-tms-eeg
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Yoshihiro Noda, Reza Zomorrodi, Robin F H Cash, Mera S Barr, Faranak Farzan, Tarek K Rajji, Robert Chen, Zafiris J Daskalakis, Daniel M Blumberger
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)ergic and glutamatergic neurotransmissions in the prefrontal cortex decreases with age. Further, cognitive function mediated through the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) also declines with age. Although neuroimaging studies have demonstrated decreased levels of these substances, direct neurophysiological data investigating the effect of aging in the DLPFC in human subjects is lacking. The advent of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) combined with electroencephalography (EEG) has allowed for the assessment of functional neurotransmission in vivo...
February 16, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205280/within-and-between-session-reproducibility-of-gaba-measurements-with-mr-spectroscopy
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Maiken K Brix, Lars Ersland, Kenneth Hugdahl, Gerard E Dwyer, Renate Grüner, Ralph Noeske, Mona K Beyer, Alexander R Craven
PURPOSE: The reproducibility of the MEGA-PRESS (MEshcher-GArwood Point RESolved Spectroscopy) MR spectroscopy sequence for the measurement of gamma- aminobutyric acid (GABA) is addressed, focusing on optimizing the number of repetitions at two voxel locations in the human brain and associated possibilities in analysis tools. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two 20-min MEGA-PRESS acquisitions were run (echo time = 68 ms, repetition time = 1800 ms, repetitions = 328): one from a 21 mL volume in the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) and one from a 22 mL volume in the left Broca's area in 21 healthy male volunteers (age 32 years ± 6[SD])...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199198/the-immunological-function-of-gabaergic-system
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Chenlu Wu, Xiaobin Qin, Huihui Du, Nengzhang Li, Wenkai Ren, Yuanyi Peng
As a well-known inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, gamma-aminobutyric acid also has critical roles in immune system. Immune cells (e.g., lymphocytes, macrophages) express the components of GABAergic system, including GABA receptors, GABA transporters, and GABA metabolic enzymes. The functions of immune cells are highly impacted on GABA signaling. GABAergic components negatively regulate the immune responses, particularly the T cell-mediated immunity, via their effects on production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and activation of signal pathways, like mitogen-activated protein kinase and nuclear factor-kappaB pathways...
March 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192622/the-safety-and-efficacy-of-baclofen-to-reduce-alcohol-use-in-veterans-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Peter Hauser, Bret Fuller, Samuel B Ho, Paul Thuras, Shira Kern, Eric Dieperink
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are common among people with chronic hepatitis C (HCV) and accelerate the development of fibrosis and cirrhosis caused by HCV. Baclofen, a gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) beta-receptor agonist, differs from medications for AUDs currently approved by the United States (US) Federal Drug Administration (FDA) as it is metabolized primarily through the kidneys. The primary outcome of this study was to compare baclofen with a placebo in the percentage of days abstinent from alcohol...
February 13, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190426/reduced-somatostatin-expression-or-somatostatin-positive-gamma-aminobutyric-acid-neurons-a-shared-pathology-across-brain-disorders
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Etienne Sibille
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 15, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190421/sperm-gamma-aminobutyric-acid-type-a-receptor-delta-subunit-gabrd-and-its-interaction-with-purinergic-p2x2-receptors-in-progesterone-induced-acrosome-reaction-and-male-fertility
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Wenming Xu, Ke Wang, Yan Chen, Xiao Tong Liang, Mei Kuen Yu, Huanxun Yue, M Louise Tierney
The mechanism underlying the non-genomic action of progesterone in sperm functions and related Ca2+ mobilisation remains elusive. Herein we report the expression of gamma-aminobutyric acid type A receptor delta subunit (GABRD) in human and rodent sperm and its involvement in mediating the progesterone-induced acrosome reaction. GABRD was localised in the sperm head/neck region. A δ(392-422)-specific inhibitory peptide against GABRD blocked the progesterone-induced acrosome reaction and the associated increase in intracellular Ca2+...
February 13, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188055/the-emergency-medicine-management-of-severe-alcohol-withdrawal
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Drew Long, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
INTRODUCTION: Alcohol use is widespread, and withdrawal symptoms are common after decreased alcohol intake. Severe alcohol withdrawal may manifest with delirium tremens, and new therapies may assist in management of this life-threatening condition. OBJECTIVE: To provide an evidence-based review of the emergency medicine management of alcohol withdrawal and delirium tremens. DISCUSSION: The underlying pathophysiology of alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) is central nervous system hyperexcitation...
February 4, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186869/sedative-hypnotic-drug-withdrawal-syndrome-recognition-and-treatment
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Cynthia Santos, Ruben E Olmedo
Sedative-hypnotic drugs include gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA)ergic agents such as benzodiazepines, barbiturates, gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid [GHB], gamma-Butyrolactone [GBL], baclofen, and ethanol. Chronic use of these substances can cause tolerance, and abrupt cessation or a reduction in the quantity of the drug can precipitate a life-threatening withdrawal syndrome. Benzodiazepines, phenobarbital, propofol, and other GABA agonists or analogues can effectively control symptoms of withdrawal from GABAergic agents...
March 2017: Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186666/impaired-intracortical-transmission-in-g2019s-leucine-rich-repeat-kinase-parkinson-patients
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Viviana Ponzo, Francesco Di Lorenzo, Livia Brusa, Tommaso Schirinzi, Stefania Battistini, Claudia Ricci, Manolo Sambucci, Carlo Caltagirone, Giacomo Koch
OBJECTIVES: A mutation in leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 is the most common cause of hereditary Parkinson's disease (PD), yet the neural mechanisms and the circuitry potentially involved are poorly understood. METHODS: We used different transcranial magnetic stimulation protocols to explore in the primary motor cortex the activity of intracortical circuits and cortical plasticity (long-term potentiation) in patients with the G2019S leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 gene mutation when compared with idiopathic PD patients and age-matched healthy subjects...
February 10, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178191/mosquitocidal-activity-and-mode-of-action-of-the-isoxazoline-fluralaner
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Shiyao Jiang, Maia Tsikolia, Ulrich R Bernier, Jeffrey R Bloomquist
Mosquitoes, such as Aedes aegypti and Anopheles gambiae, are important vectors of human diseases. Fluralaner, a recently introduced parasiticide, was evaluated as a mosquitocide in this study. On Ae. aegypti and An. gambiae fourth-instar larvae, fluralaner had 24-h LC50 (lethal concentration for 50% mortality) values of 1.8 ppb and 0.4 ppb, respectively. Following topical application to adult Ae. aegypti, fluralaner toxicity reached a plateau in about 3 days, with 1- and 3-day LD50 (lethal dose for 50% mortality) values of 1...
February 6, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176341/dr-eugene-roberts
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Paul M Salvaterra, Jang-Yen Wu
This is an obituary for Eugene Roberts (1920-2016), an outstanding neurobiochemist who was the first to report on the discovery of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain, and whose research focused on the important role of GABA in human health and disease.
February 7, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163071/gaba-and-gaba-receptors-alterations-in-the-primary-visual-cortex-of-concave-lens-induced-myopic-model
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Wen Zhao, Ai-Ling Bi, Chao-Li Xu, Xiang Ye, Mei-Qing Chen, Xin-Ting Wang, Xiao-Yan Zhang, Jun-Guo Guo, Wen-Jun Jiang, Jin Zhang, Hong-Sheng Bi
Until recently most researches on myopia mechanisms have mainly been focused on the eye ball and few investigations were explored on the upper visual pathway, such as the visual cortex. The roles of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the retinal and in the upper visual pathway are inter-correlated. As the retinal glutamate decarboxylase (GAD), GABA, and the mRNA levels of GABA receptors increased during the concave lens induced myopia formation, however, whether GABA alterations also occurred in the visual cortex during the concave lens induction is still unknown...
February 2, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162920/how-does-general-anaesthesia-affect-the-circadian-clock
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Raewyn C Poulsen, Guy R Warman, Jamie Sleigh, Nicola M Ludin, James F Cheeseman
: Post-operative patients experience sleep disturbances. Animal studies demonstrate that general anaesthesia (GA) can disrupt circadian rhythms and cause changes in the molecular clock, indicating that anaesthesia contributes to post-operative circadian disruption. Here we review the effect of anaesthesia on the circadian clock and its rhythms in order to summarise current findings outline commonalities between studies and propose mechanisms by which effects may be mediated. KEY POINTS: 1) GA has strong effects on the main neurotransmitter systems linked with circadian control (Gamma aminobutyric acid/N-methyl-D-aspartate (GABA/NMDA)) and may act by interfering with light-entrainment of the clock...
December 18, 2016: Sleep Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153643/7-fluoro-1-3-diphenylisoquinoline-1-amine-reverses-the-reduction-in-self-care-behavior-induced-by-maternal-separation-stress-in-rats-by-modulating-glutamatergic-gabaergic-systems
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Ana Paula Pesarico, Suzan G Rosa, Eluza C Stangherlin, Anderson C Mantovani, Gilson Zeni, Cristina Wayne Nogueira
7-Fluoro-1,3-diphenylisoquinoline-1-amine (FDPI) is a promising isoquinoline that elicits an antidepressant-like action in rodents. In this study, an animal model of stress induced by maternal separation was used to investigate the effects of FDPI in Wistar rats of 30 and 90 days of age. It was investigated the effects of maternal separation in the self-care behavior and the contribution of glutamatergic and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)ergic systems in the FDPI action. Male Wistar rats were separated from their mothers for 3 h/day from postnatal day (PND) 1-10...
January 22, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149064/effect-of-a-12-week-yoga-therapy-program-on-mental-health-status-in-elderly-women-inmates-of-a-hospice
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Meena Ramanathan, Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani, Madanmohan Trakroo
AIM AND OBJECTIVES: This study was undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of yoga on the mental health status of elderly women inmates residing in a hospice in Puducherry. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty elderly women were randomly divided into yoga and wait-listed control group. A yoga therapy program of 60 min was given twice a week for 12 weeks. This protocol was specially designed for senior citizens, keeping in mind their health status and physical limitations that included simple warm-up and breath-body movement coordination practices (jathis and kriyas), static stretching postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayamas), and relaxation...
January 2017: International Journal of Yoga
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128481/spatial-hadamard-encoding-of-j-edited-spectroscopy-using-slice-selective-editing-pulses
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Kimberly L Chan, Georg Oeltzschner, Michael Schär, Peter B Barker, Richard A E Edden
A new approach for simultaneous dual-voxel J-difference spectral editing is described, which uses spatially selective spectral-editing pulses and Hadamard encoding. A theoretical framework for spatial Hadamard editing and reconstruction for parallel acquisition (SHERPA) was developed, applying gradient pulses during the frequency-selective editing pulses. Spectral simulations were performed for either one (gamma-aminobutyric acid, GABA) or two molecules (glutathione and lactate) simultaneously detected in two voxels...
January 27, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
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