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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106567/fractional-anisotropy-and-mean-diffusion-as-measures-of-dopaminergic-function-in-parkinson-s-disease-challenging-results
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Niklas Lenfeldt, Johan Eriksson, Björn Åström, Lars Forsgren, Susanna Jakobson
BACKGROUND: Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) has been purported as an imaging technique to assess dopaminergic degeneration in Parkinson's disease. OBJECTIVE: To test if fractional anisotropy (FA) and mean diffusion (MD) in the basal ganglia as measured by DTI correlates with dopaminergic function as measured by dopamine transporter (DAT) and dopamine D2-receptor (D2R) SPECT. METHODS: One-hundred and eleven patients with Parkinson's disease (71±10 years) and thirty-one controls (68±7 years) performed DTI, DAT and D2R SPECT at baseline and four follow-ups (1-year: 89 patients/zero controls; 3-year: 72/11; 5-year: 48/17; and 8-year: 13/13)...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104627/mappi-dat-data-management-and-analysis-for-protein-protein-interaction-data-from-the-high-throughput-mappit-cell-microarray-platform
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Surya Gupta, Veronic De Puysseleyr, José Van der Heyden, Davy Maddelein, Irma Lemmens, Sam Lievens, Sven Degroeve, Jan Tavernier, Lennart Martens
: Protein-protein interaction (PPI) studies have dramatically expanded our knowledge about cellular behaviour and development in different conditions. A multitude of high-throughput PPI techniques have been developed to achieve proteome-scale coverage for PPI studies, including the microarray based Mammalian Protein-Protein Interaction Trap (MAPPIT) system. Because such high-throughput techniques typically report thousands of interactions, managing and analysing the large amounts of acquired data is a challenge...
January 18, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103482/synaptic-plasticity-onto-dopamine-neurons-shapes-fear-learning
#3
Marco Pignatelli, George Kwabena Essien Umanah, Sissi Palma Ribeiro, Rong Chen, Senthilkumar Senthil Karuppagounder, Hau-Jie Yau, Stephen Eacker, Valina Lynn Dawson, Ted Murray Dawson, Antonello Bonci
Fear learning is a fundamental behavioral process that requires dopamine (DA) release. Experience-dependent synaptic plasticity occurs on DA neurons while an organism is engaged in aversive experiences. However, whether synaptic plasticity onto DA neurons is causally involved in aversion learning is unknown. Here, we show that a stress priming procedure enhances fear learning by engaging VTA synaptic plasticity. Moreover, we took advantage of the ability of the ATPase Thorase to regulate the internalization of AMPA receptors (AMPARs) in order to selectively manipulate glutamatergic synaptic plasticity on DA neurons...
January 18, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096460/occupancy-of-the-zinc-binding-site-by-transition-metals-decreases-the-substrate-affinity-of-the-human-dopamine-transporter-by-an-allosteric-mechanism
#4
Yang Li, Felix P Mayer, Peter S Hasenhuetl, Verena Burtscher, Klaus Schicker, Harald H Sitte, Michael Freissmuth, Walter Sandtner
The human dopamine transporter (DAT) has a tetrahedral Zn(2+)-binding site. Zn(2+)-binding sites are also recognized by other first row transition metals. Excessive accumulation of manganese or of copper can lead to Parkinsonism due to dopamine deficiency. Accordingly, we examined the effect of Mn(2+), Co(2+), Ni(2+) and Cu(2+)on transport-associated currents through DAT and DAT-H193K, a mutant with a disrupted Zn(2+)-binding site. All transition metals - but Mn(2+) - modulated the transport cycle of wild type DAT with affinities in the low µM range...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094812/putative-presynaptic-dopamine-dysregulation-in-schizophrenia-is-supported-by-molecular-evidence-from-post-mortem-human-midbrain
#5
T D Purves-Tyson, S J Owens, D A Rothmond, G M Halliday, K L Double, J Stevens, T McCrossin, C Shannon Weickert
The dopamine hypothesis of schizophrenia posits that increased subcortical dopamine underpins psychosis. In vivo imaging studies indicate an increased presynaptic dopamine synthesis capacity in striatal terminals and cell bodies in the midbrain in schizophrenia; however, measures of the dopamine-synthesising enzyme, tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), have not identified consistent changes. We hypothesise that dopamine dysregulation in schizophrenia could result from changes in expression of dopamine synthesis enzymes, receptors, transporters or catabolic enzymes...
January 17, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093210/neuroprotection-by-paeoniflorin-in-the-mptp-mouse-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#6
Meizhu Zheng, Chunming Liu, Yajun Fan, Pan Yan, Dongfang Shi, Yuchi Zhang
Paeoniflorin (PF) is a major bioactive ingredient in Radix Paeonia alba roots that has low toxicity and has been shown to have neuroprotective effects. Our in vitro experiments suggested that PF affords a significant neuroprotective effect against MPP(+)-induced damage and apoptosis in PC12 cells through Bcl-2/Bax/caspase-3 pathway. The objectives of the present study were to explore the potential neuroprotective effect of PF in 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1, 2, 3, 6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-treated mouse model of Parkinson's disease (PD)...
January 13, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075498/tamoxifen-and-its-active-metabolites-inhibit-dopamine-transporter-function-independently-of-the-estrogen-receptors
#7
Sarah R Mikelman, Bipasha Guptaroy, Margaret Gnegy
As one of the primary mechanisms by which dopamine signaling is regulated, the dopamine transporter (DAT) is an attractive pharmacological target for the treatment of diseases based in dopaminergic dysfunction. In this work we demonstrate for the first time that the commonly prescribed breast cancer therapeutic tamoxifen and its major metabolites, 4-hydroxytamoxifen and endoxifen, inhibit DAT function. Tamoxifen inhibits [(3) H]dopamine uptake into hDAT-N2A cells via an uncompetitive or mixed mechanism. Endoxifen, an active metabolite of tamoxifen, asymmetrically inhibits DAT function in hDAT-N2A cells, showing a preference for the inhibition of amphetamine-stimulated dopamine efflux as compared to dopamine uptake...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072417/dopaminergic-dynamics-underlying-sex-specific-cocaine-reward
#8
Erin S Calipari, Barbara Juarez, Carole Morel, Deena M Walker, Michael E Cahill, Efrain Ribeiro, Ciorana Roman-Ortiz, Charu Ramakrishnan, Karl Deisseroth, Ming-Hu Han, Eric J Nestler
Although both males and females become addicted to cocaine, females transition to addiction faster and experience greater difficulties remaining abstinent. We demonstrate an oestrous cycle-dependent mechanism controlling increased cocaine reward in females. During oestrus, ventral tegmental area (VTA) dopamine neuron activity is enhanced and drives post translational modifications at the dopamine transporter (DAT) to increase the ability of cocaine to inhibit its function, an effect mediated by estradiol. Female mice conditioned to associate cocaine with contextual cues during oestrus have enhanced mesolimbic responses to these cues in the absence of drug...
January 10, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067045/neurotoxicity-of-%C3%AE-keto-amphetamines-deathly-mechanisms-elicited-by-methylone-and-mdpv-in-human-dopaminergic-sh-sy5y-cells
#9
Maria Joao Valente, Maria Lourdes Bastos, Eduarda Fernandes, Félix Carvalho, Paola Guedes de Pinho, Marcia Carvalho
Synthetic cathinones (β-keto amphetamines) act as potent CNS stimulants similarly to classical amphetamines, which raise concerns about their potential neurotoxic effects. The present in vitro study aimed to explore and compare the mechanisms underlying the neurotoxicity of two commonly abused cathinone derivatives, 3,4-methylenedioxymethcathinone (methylone) and 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), with those of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), using undifferentiated and differentiated SH-SY5Y cells...
January 9, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062370/treadmill-exercise-alleviates-motor-deficits-and-improves-mitochondrial-import-machinery-in-an-mptp-induced-mouse-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#10
Jung-Hoon Koo, Joon-Yong Cho, Ung-Bae Lee
Alpha-synuclein (α-Syn) accumulation is significantly correlated with motor deficits and mitochondrial dysfunction in Parkinson's disease (PD), but the molecular mechanism underlying its pathogenesis is unclear. In this study, we investigated the effects of treadmill exercise on motor deficits and mitochondrial dysfunction in the 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-induced mouse model of PD. Treadmill exercise inhibited dopaminergic neuron loss by promoting the expression of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) and dopamine transporter (DAT) and seemed to improve cell survival by reducing α-Syn expression...
January 4, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059145/a-markov-state-based-quantitative-kinetic-model-of-sodium-release-from-the-dopamine-transporter
#11
Asghar M Razavi, George Khelashvili, Harel Weinstein
The dopamine transporter (DAT) belongs to the neurotransmitter:sodium symporter (NSS) family of membrane proteins that are responsible for reuptake of neurotransmitters from the synaptic cleft to terminate a neuronal signal and enable subsequent neurotransmitter release from the presynaptic neuron. The release of one sodium ion from the crystallographically determined sodium binding site Na2 had been identified as an initial step in the transport cycle which prepares the transporter for substrate translocation by stabilizing an inward-open conformation...
January 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055236/characterization-of-vntrs-within-the-entire-region-of-slc6a3-and-its-association-with-hypertension
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Won-Tae Kim, Se-Ra Lee, Yun-Gil Roh, Seung Il Kim, Yung Hyun Choi, Mi-Hye Mun, Mi-So Jeong, Sang Seok Koh, Sun-Hee Leem
The dopamine transporter SLC6A3 (DAT1) mediates uptake of dopamine into presynaptic terminals. In addition, in previous reports, hypertensive rats were associated with DAT gene, but the genetic association with SLC6A3 and hypertension is still unknown. We examined the distribution of variable number of tandem repeats (VNTRs) and conducted polymorphic analysis of the entire region of SLC6A3. Ten VNTR regions (MS1-10) were revealed throughout the intronic and UTRs; seven VNTR regions were newly isolated and three VNTRs were previously reported...
January 5, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050585/dataset-of-the-proteome-of-purified-outer-membrane-vesicles-from-the-human-pathogen-aggregatibacter-actinomycetemcomintans
#13
Thomas Kieselbach, Jan Oscarsson
The Gram-negative bacterium Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans is an oral and systemic pathogen, which is linked to aggressive forms of periodontitis and can be associated with endocarditis. The outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) of this species contain effector proteins such as cytolethal distending toxin (CDT) and leukotoxin (LtxA), which they can deliver into human host cells. The OMVs can also activate innate immunity through NOD1- and NOD2-active pathogen-associated molecular patterns. This dataset provides a proteome of highly purified OMVs from A...
February 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038832/lignan-derivatives-from-selaginella-tamariscina-and-their-nitric-oxide-inhibitory-effects-in-lps-stimulated-raw-264-7-cells
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Le Duc Dat, Bing Tian Zhao, Nguyen Duc Hung, Jeong Hyung Lee, Byung Sun Min, Mi Hee Woo
The chemical characterization of Selaginella tamariscina leaves resulted in the isolation of five lignanoside derivatives (1-4 and 6) and one neolignan (5). These compounds include three new lignanosides, tamariscinosides D-F (1-3), and one liriodendrin (4) that were isolated for the first time from this plant, together with two known compounds, (2R,3S)-dihydro-2-(3,5-dimethoxy-4-hydroxyphenyl)-7-methoxy-5-acetyl-benzofuran (5) and moellenoside B (6). The chemical structures of these isolated compounds were determined using 1D and 2D NMR, MS, and CD spectroscopic data, and the results were compared to data previously reported in the literatures...
December 9, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038353/decellularized-adipose-tissue-microcarriers-as-a-dynamic-culture-platform-for-human-adipose-derived-stem-stromal-cell-expansion
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Claire Yu, Anna Kornmuller, Cody Brown, Todd Hoare, Lauren E Flynn
With the goal of designing a clinically-relevant expansion strategy for human adipose-derived stem/stromal cells (ASCs), methods were developed to synthesize porous microcarriers derived purely from human decellularized adipose tissue (DAT). An electrospraying approach was applied to generate spherical DAT microcarriers with an average diameter of 428 ± 41 μm, which were soft, compliant, and stable in long-term culture without chemical crosslinking. Human ASCs demonstrated enhanced proliferation on the DAT microcarriers relative to commercially-sourced Cultispher-S microcarriers within a spinner culture system over 1 month...
March 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038352/effects-of-decreased-dopamine-transporter-levels-on-nigrostriatal-neurons-and-paraquat-maneb-toxicity-in-mice
#16
Franziska Richter, Lauryn Gabby, Kimberly A McDowell, Caitlyn K Mulligan, Krystal De La Rosa, Pedrom C Sioshansi, Farzad Mortazavi, Ingrid Cely, Larry C Ackerson, Linda Tsan, Niall P Murphy, Nigel T Maidment, Marie-Françoise Chesselet
How genetic variations in the dopamine transporter (DAT) combined with exposure to environmental toxins modulate the risk of Parkinson's disease remains unclear. Using unbiased stereology in DAT knock-down mice (DAT-KD) and wild-type (WT) littermates, we found that decreased DAT caused a loss of tyrosine hydroxylase-positive (dopaminergic) neurons in subregions of the substantia nigra pars compacta at 3-4 days, 5 weeks, and 18 months of age. Both genotypes lost dopaminergic neurons with age and remaining neurons at 11 months were resilient to paraquat/maneb...
December 1, 2016: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035554/a-new-saponin-from-acanthopanax-koreanum-with-anti-inflammatory-activity
#17
Le Duc Dat, Nguyen Phuong Thao, Bui Thi Thuy Luyen, Bui Huu Tai, Mi Hee Woo, Zahid Manzoor, Irshad Ali, Young Sang Koh, Young Ho Kim
Twelve saponins were isolated from the leaves of Acanthopanax koreanum, including one new lupane-type triterpene glycoside, named acankoreoside R (1), together with 11 known triterpenoid saponins (2-12). Their structures were elucidated by 1D and 2D nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), mass spectroscopic data (MS). All of the fractions and isolated saponins were evaluated for anti-inflammatory activities in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated bone marrow-derived dendritic cells (BMDCs) by ELISA. Among them, compounds 1-5, 7, 10, and 12 showed strong inhibitions towards interleukin-12 (IL-12) production with IC50 values ranging from 1...
December 29, 2016: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035426/diagnostic-imaging-of-dementia-with-lewy-bodies-by-susceptibility-weighted-imaging-of-nigrosomes-versus-striatal-dopamine-transporter-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-a-retrospective-observational-study
#18
Koji Kamagata, Tomoya Nakatsuka, Ryuji Sakakibara, Yohei Tsuyusaki, Tomohiro Takamura, Kanako Sato, Michimasa Suzuki, Masaaki Hori, Kanako K Kumamaru, Tsutomu Inaoka, Shigeki Aoki, Hitoshi Terada
INTRODUCTION: The characteristics of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), Alzheimer's disease (AD) and amnestic mild cognitive impairment (a-MCI) overlap but require different treatments; therefore, it is important to differentiate these pathologies. Assessment of dopamine uptake in the striatum using dopamine transporter (DaT) single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is the gold standard for diagnosing DLB; however, this modality is expensive, time consuming and involves radiation exposure...
January 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034283/in-silico-studies-revealed-multiple-neurological-targets-for-the-antidepressant-molecule-ursolic-acid
#19
Rajeev K Singla, Luciana Scotti, Ashok K Dubey
BACKGROUND: Ursolic acid, a bioactive pentacyclic triterpenoid had been evaluated for its interaction with the neurological targets associated with antidepressant drugs. Current study was to mechanistically analyze the probable site of action for ursolic acid on the target proteins. METHODS: Ursolic acid has been docked with monoamine oxidase isoforms: MAO-A and MAO-B, LeuT (homologue of SERT, NET, DAT) and Human C-terminal CAP1 using GRIP docking methodology. RESULTS: Results revealed its non-selective antidepressant action with strong binding affinity towards LeuT and MAO-A proteins, which was found to be comparable with the reference ligands like chlorgyline, clomipramine, sertraline and deprenyl / selegiline...
December 29, 2016: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032302/the-1925-diphtheria-antitoxin-run-to-nome-alaska-a-public-health-illustration-of-human-animal-collaboration
#20
Basil H Aboul-Enein, William C Puddy, Jacquelyn E Bowser
Diphtheria is an acute toxin-mediated superficial infection of the respiratory tract or skin caused by the aerobic gram-positive bacillus Corynebacterium diphtheriae. The epidemiology of infection and clinical manifestations of the disease vary in different parts of the world. Historical accounts of diphtheria epidemics have been described in many parts of the world since antiquity. Developed in the late 19th century, the diphtheria antitoxin (DAT) played a pivotal role in the history of public health and vaccinology prior to the advent of the diphtheria-tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Medical Humanities
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