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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210849/developmental-changes-in-notch1-and-nle1-expression-in-a-genetic-model-of-absence-epilepsy
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Fariba Karimzadeh, Sayed Mostafa Modarres Mousavi, Fatemeh Alipour, Hassan Hosseini Ravandi, Stjepana Kovac, Ali Gorji
Childhood absence epilepsy (CAE) is an epilepsy syndrome with seizures occurring in the early childhood, highlighting that seizures susceptibility in CAE is dependent on brain development. The Notch 1 signalling pathway is important in brain development, yet the role of the Notch1 signalling pathway in CAE remains elusive. We here explored Notch1 and its modulator notchless homologue 1 (NLE1) expression in WAG/Rij and control rats using immunohistochemistry. Functional Notch 1 effects were assessed in WAG/Rij rats in vivo...
February 16, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208696/valproate-attenuates-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-induced-apoptosis-in-sh-sy5y-cells-via-the-akt-gsk3%C3%AE-signaling-pathway
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Zhengmao Li, Fenzan Wu, Xie Zhang, Yi Chai, Daqing Chen, Yuetao Yang, Kebin Xu, Jiayu Yin, Rui Li, Hongxue Shi, Zhouguang Wang, Xiaokun Li, Jian Xiao, Hongyu Zhang
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-induced apoptosis plays an important role in a range of neurological disorders, such as neurodegenerative diseases, spinal cord injury, and diabetic neuropathy. Valproate (VPA), a typical antiepileptic drug, is commonly used in the treatment of bipolar disorder and epilepsy. Recently, VPA has been reported to exert neurotrophic effects and promote neurite outgrowth, but its molecular mechanism is still unclear. In the present study, we investigated whether VPA inhibited ER stress and promoted neuroprotection and neuronal restoration in SH-SY5Y cells and in primary rat cortical neurons, respectively, upon exposure to thapsigargin (TG)...
February 8, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198441/pdi-regulates-seizure-activity-via-nmda-receptor-redox-in-rats
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Ji Yang Kim, Ah-Rhem Ko, Hye-Won Hyun, Su-Ji Min, Ji-Eun Kim
Redox modulation of cysteine residues is one of the post-translational modifications of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR). Protein disulfide isomerases (PDI), an endoplasmic reticulum (ER) chaperone, plays a crucial role in catalyzing disulfide bond formation, reduction, and isomerization. In the present study, we found that PDI bound to NMDAR in the normal hippocampus, and that this binding was increased in chronic epileptic rats. In vitro thiol reductase assay revealed that PDI increased the amount of thiols on full-length recombinant NR1 protein...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197553/the-role-of-sirt1-in-epileptogenesis
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Alicia M Hall, Gary P Brennan, Tiffany M Nguyen, Akanksha Singh-Taylor, Hyun-Seung Mun, Mary J Sargious, Tallie Z Baram
The mechanisms by which brain insults lead to subsequent epilepsy remain unclear. Insults, including trauma, stroke, tumors, infections, and long seizures [status epilepticus (SE)], create a neuronal state of increased metabolic demand or decreased energy supply. Neurons express molecules that monitor their metabolic state, including sirtuins (Sirts). Sirtuins deacetylate cytoplasmic proteins and nuclear histones, and their epigenetic modulation of the chromatin governs the expression of many genes, influencing neuronal properties...
January 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195743/p-gp-protein-expression-and-transport-activity-in-rodent-seizure-models-and-human-epilepsy
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Anika M S Hartz, Anton Pekcec, Emma L B Soldner, Yu Zhong, Juli Schlichtiger, Bjoern Bauer
A cure for epilepsy is currently not available, and seizure genesis, seizure recurrence, and resistance to anti-seizure drugs remain serious clinical problems. Studies show that the blood-brain barrier is altered in animal models of epilepsy and in epileptic patients. In this regard, seizures increase expression of blood-brain barrier efflux transporters such as P-glycoprotein (P-gp), which is thought to reduce brain uptake of anti-seizure drugs, and thus, contribute to anti-seizure drug resistance. The goal of the current study was to assess the viability of combining in vivo and ex vivo preparations of isolated brain capillaries from animal models of seizures and epilepsy as well as from patients with epilepsy to study P-gp at the blood-brain barrier...
February 14, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193596/vegf-regulates-hippocampal-neurogenesis-and-reverses-cognitive-deficits-in-immature-rats-after-status-epilepticus-through-the-vegf-r2-signaling-pathway
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Wei Han, Xiaojie Song, Rong He, Tianyi Li, Li Cheng, Lingling Xie, Hengsheng Chen, Li Jiang
Epilepsy is the most common chronic disease in children, who exhibit a higher risk for status epilepticus (SE) than adults. Hippocampal neurogenesis is altered by epilepsy, particularly in the immature brain, which may influence cognitive development. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) represents an attractive target to modulate brain function at the neurovascular interface and is a double-edged sword in seizures. We used the lithium-pilocarpine-induced epilepsy model in immature Sprague-Dawley rats to study the effects of VEGF on hippocampal neurogenesis in the acute phase and on long-term cognitive behaviors in immature rats following status epilepticus (SE)...
February 10, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188855/auditory-processing-assessment-suggests-that-wistar-audiogenic-rat-neural-networks-are-prone-to-entrainment
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Hyorrana Priscila Pereira Pinto, Vinícius Rezende Carvalho, Daniel de Castro Medeiros, Ana Flávia Santos Almeida, Eduardo Mazoni Andrade Marçal Mendes, Marcio Flávio Dutra Moraes
Epilepsy is a neurological disease related to the occurrence of pathological oscillatory activity, but the basic physiological mechanisms of seizure remain to be understood. Our working hypothesis is that specific sensory processing circuits may present abnormally enhanced predisposition for coordinated firing in the dysfunctional brain. Such facilitated entrainment could share a similar mechanistic process as those expediting the propagation of epileptiform activity throughout the brain. To test this hypothesis, we employed the Wistar audiogenic rat (WAR) reflex animal model, which is characterized by having seizures triggered reliably by sound...
February 7, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182033/preliminary-screening-of-a-classical-ayurvedic-formulation-for-anticonvulsant-activity
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Arnab Dhar, Santosh Kumar Maurya, Ashish Mishra, Gireesh Kumar Singh, Manoj Kumar Singh, Ankit Seth
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is a serious and complex central nervous system disorder associated with recurrent episodes of convulsive seizures due to the imbalance between excitatory (glutamatergic) and inhibitory (GABAergic) neurotransmitters level in the brain. The available treatments are neither competent to control the seizures nor prevent progress of disease. Since ages, Herbal medicines have remained important sources of medicines in many parts of world which is evidenced through their uses in traditional systems of medicine i...
July 2016: Ancient Science of Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178853/clinical-vagus-nerve-stimulation-paradigms-induce-pronounced-brain-and-body-hypothermia-in-rats
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Lars Emil Larsen, Wouter Van Lysebettens, Charlotte Germonpré, Sofie Carrette, Sofie Daelemans, Mathieu Sprengers, Lisa Thyrion, Wytse Jan Wadman, Evelien Carrette, Jean Delbeke, Paul Boon, Kristl Vonck, Robrecht Raedt
Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is a widely used neuromodulation technique that is currently used or being investigated as therapy for a wide array of human diseases such as epilepsy, depression, Alzheimer's disease, tinnitus, inflammatory diseases, pain, heart failure and many others. Here, we report a pronounced decrease in brain and core temperature during VNS in freely moving rats. Two hours of rapid cycle VNS (7s on/18s off) decreased brain temperature by around [Formula: see text]C, while standard cycle VNS (30[Formula: see text]s on/300[Formula: see text]s off) was associated with a decrease of around [Formula: see text]C...
December 22, 2016: International Journal of Neural Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177687/curcumin-protects-neuronal-cells-against-status-epilepticus-induced-hippocampal-damage-through-induction-of-autophagy-and-inhibition-of-necroptosis
#10
Jin Wang, Yuan Liu, Xiao-Hui Li, Xiang-Chang Zeng, Jian Li, Jun Zhou, Bo Xiao, Kai Hu
Status epilepticus, the most severe form of epilepsy, is characterized by progressive functional and structural damage in the hippocampus, ultimately leading to the development and clinical appearance of spontaneous, recurrent seizures. Though the pathogenesis underlying epileptogenesis processes remains unclear, a substantial body of evidence has shown that status epilepticus acts as an important initial factor in triggering epileptogenesis. Notably, besides classical cell death mechanisms such as apoptosis and necrosis, two novel regulators of cell fate known as necroptosis and autophagy, are demonstrated to be involved in neuronal damage in various neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders...
December 9, 2016: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177664/trimetazidine-potentiates-the-antiepileptic-activity-and-ameliorates-the-metabolic-changes-associated-with-pentylentetrazole-kindling-in-rats-treated-with-valproic-acid
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Amina Ahmed Sedky, Osama Mahmod Elserafy, Olfat A Hassan, Hala Salah Abdel Kawy, Amany Hasanin, Mona Hussein Raafat
Oxidative stress is implicated in epileptogenesis as well as in the metabolic changes associated with increased risk of atherosclerotic vascular disease in epilepsy. The present work investigated the impact of the antioxidants trimetazidine (TMZ) on the antiepileptic activity of valproic acid (VAP) and on the metabolic and histological changes in hippocampal, aortic and hepatic tissues associated with epilepsy and/or VPA. Rats were divided into: Non-Pentylentetrazole (PTZ) group; subdivided into: control and VPA treated groups, PTZ-treated group subdivided into: PTZ, PTZ/VPA, PTZ/TMZ, PTZ/VPA+TMZ groups...
January 29, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177659/effects-of-ferulic-acid-on-oxidative-stress-heat-shock-protein-70-connexin-43-and-monoamines-in-hippocampus-of-pentylenetetrazole-kindled-rats
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Abdelaziz M Hussein, Khalid M Abbas, Osama A Abulseoud, Elhussainy Mohamed Abouelez Elhussainy
The present study investigated the effects of ferulic acid on pentylenetetrazole (PTZ)-induced seizures, oxidative stress markers (malondialdhyde (MDA), catalase (CAT) and reduced glutathione (GSH)), connexin (Cx) 43, heat shock protein (Hsp) 70 and monoamines (serotonin (5HT) and norepinephrine (NE) levels in a rat model of PTZ-induced kindling. Sixty Sprague Dawley rats were divided into 5 equal groups, a) normal group, b) FA group: normal rats received FA at a dose of 40 mg/kg daily, c) PTZ group: rats received PTZ at a dose of 50 mg/kg i...
February 3, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176165/hemodynamic-changes-associated-with-interictal-spikes-induced-by-acute-models-of-focal-epilepsy-in-rats-a-simultaneous-electrocorticography-and-near-infrared-spectroscopy-study
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Viktoriya Osharina, Ardalan Aarabi, Mana Manoochehri, Mahdi Mahmoudzadeh, Fabrice Wallois
Interictal spikes can be generated by blocking GABAA receptor-mediated inhibition. The nature of the hemodynamic activities associated with interictal spikes in acute models of focal epilepsy based on GABA deactivation has not been determined. We analyzed systemic changes in hemodynamic signals associated with interictal spikes generated by acute models of focal epilepsy. Simultaneous ElectroCorticoGraphy (ECoG) and Near-InfraRed Spectroscopy (NIRS) recordings were obtained in vivo from adult Sprague-Dawley rat brain during semi-periodic focal interictal spikes induced by local cortical application of low doses of Penicillin G (PG) and Bicuculline Methiodide (BM) as GABA deactivation agents...
February 7, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176142/hmgb1-tlr4-axis-plays-a-regulatory-role-in-the-pathogenesis-of-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-in-immature-rat-model-and-children-via-the-p38mapk-signaling-pathway
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Weihong Yang, Jing Li, Yun Shang, Li Zhao, Mingying Wang, Jipeng Shi, Shujun Li
The HMGB1-TLR4 axis is activated in adult mouse models of acute and chronic seizure. Nevertheless, whether HMGB1 was involved in the pathogenesis of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) remains unknown. In this study, we first measured the dynamic expression patterns of HMGB1 and TLR4 in the hippocampi of a rat model and in children with MTLE, as well as the levels of TNF-α and IL-1β. In addition, HMGB1 was added to mimic the process of inflammatory response in neurons. Neuronal somatic size and dendritic length were measured by immunohistochemistry and digital imaging...
February 7, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167446/various-modifications-of-the-intrahippocampal-kainate-model-of-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-in-rats-fail-to-resolve-the-marked-rat-to-mouse-differences-in-type-and-frequency-of-spontaneous-seizures-in-this-model
#15
Rebecca Klee, Claudia Brandt, Kathrin Töllner, Wolfgang Löscher
Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is the most common type of acquired epilepsy in adults. TLE can develop after diverse brain insults, including traumatic brain injury, infections, stroke, or prolonged status epilepticus (SE). Post-SE rodent models of TLE are widely used to understand mechanisms of epileptogenesis and develop treatments for epilepsy prevention. In this respect, the intrahippocampal kainate model of TLE in mice is of interest, because highly frequent spontaneous electrographic seizures develop in the kainate focus, allowing evaluation of both anti-seizure and anti-epileptogenic effects of novel drugs with only short EEG recording periods, which is not possible in any other model of TLE, including the intrahippocampal kainate model in rats...
February 3, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167431/adeno-associated-viral-vector-mediated-preprosomatostatin-expression-suppresses-induced-seizures-in-kindled-rats
#16
Gowri Natarajan, Jeffrey A Leibowitz, Junli Zhou, Yang Zhao, Jessica A McElroy, Michael A King, Brandi K Ormerod, Paul R Carney
Somatostatin is expressed widely in the hippocampus and notably in hilar GABAergic neurons that are vulnerable to seizure neuropathology in chronic temporal lobe epilepsy. We previously demonstrated that sustained bilateral preprosomatostatin (preproSST) expression in the hippocampus prevents the development of generalized seizures in the amygdala kindling model of temporal lobe epilepsy. Here we tested whether sustained preproSST expression is anticonvulsant in rats already kindled to high-grade seizures. Rats were kindled until they exhibited 3 consecutive Racine Grade 5 seizures before adeno-associated virus serotype 5 (AAV5) vector driving either eGFP (AAV5-CBa-eGFP) or preproSST and eGFP (AAV5-CBa-preproSST-eGFP) expression was injected bilaterally into the hippocampal dentate gyrus and CA1 region...
January 7, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161868/protective-effect-of-resveratrol-on-the-brain-in-a-rat-model-of-epilepsy
#17
Zhen Li, Zhuyan You, Min Li, Liang Pang, Juan Cheng, Liecheng Wang
Accumulating evidence has suggested resveratrol as a promising drug candidate for the treatment of epilepsy. To validate this, we tested the protective effect of resveratrol on a kainic acid (KA)-induced epilepsy model in rats and investigated the underlying mechanism. We found that acute resveratrol application partially inhibited evoked epileptiform discharges in the hippocampal CA1 region. During acute, silent and chronic phases of epilepsy, the expression of hippocampal kainate glutamate receptor (GluK2) and the GABAA receptor alpha1 subunit (GABAAR-alpha1) was up-regulated and down-regulated, respectively...
February 4, 2017: Neuroscience Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161194/bumetanide-reduce-the-seizure-susceptibility-induced-by-pentylenetetrazol-via-inhibition-of-aberrant-hippocampal-neurogenesis-in-neonatal-rats-after-hypoxia-ischemia
#18
Jiang-Jian Hu, Xing-Liang Yang, Wen-Di Luo, Song Han, Jun Yin, Wan-Hong Liu, Xiao-Hua He, Bi-Wen Peng
Hypoxia-ischemia brain damage (HIBD) is one of prevalent causes of neonatal mortality and morbidity. Our data demonstrated that hypoxia-ischemia (HI) induced Na(+)-K(+)-Cl(-)-co-transporter 1 (NKCC1) increasing in hippocampus. Previous studies demonstrated that NKCC1 regulates various stages of neurogenesis. In this study, we studied the role of increased NKCC1 in regulating of HI-induced neurogenesis. HIBD model was established in 7days old Sprague-Dawley rat pup, and the expression of NKCC1 was detected by western blot and qPCR...
February 2, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157273/a-novel-animal-model-of-acquired-human-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-based-on-the-simultaneous-administration-of-kainic-acid-and-lorazepam
#19
Friederike Kienzler-Norwood, Lara Costard, Chinmaya Sadangi, Philipp Müller, Valentin Neubert, Sebastian Bauer, Felix Rosenow, Braxton A Norwood
OBJECTIVE: Kainic acid (KA) is a potent glutamate analog that is used to induce neurodegeneration and model temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) in rodents. KA reliably induces severe, prolonged seizures, that is, convulsive status epilepticus (cSE), which is typically fatal without pharmacologic intervention. Although the use of KA to model human epilepsy has proven unquestionably valuable for >30 years, significant variability and mortality continue to confound results. These issues are probably the consequence of cSE, an all-or-nothing response that is inherently capricious and uncontrollable...
February 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153424/seizure-associated-central-apnea-in-a-rat-model-evidence-for-resetting-the-respiratory-rhythm-and-activation-of-the-diving-reflex
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S M Villiere, K Nakase, R Kollmar, J Silverman, K Sundaram, M Stewart
Respiratory derangements, including irregular, tachypnic breathing and central or obstructive apnea can be consequences of seizure activity in epilepsy patients and animal models. Periods of seizure-associated central apnea, defined as periods >1s with rapid onset and offset of no airflow during plethysmography, suggest that seizures spread to brainstem respiratory regions to disrupt breathing. We sought to characterize seizure-associated central apneic episodes as an indicator of seizure impact on the respiratory rhythm in rats anesthetized with urethane and given parenteral kainic acid to induce recurring seizures...
January 31, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
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