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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150638/the-kohlsch%C3%A3-tter-t%C3%A3-nz-syndrome-associated-gene-rogdi-encodes-a-novel-presynaptic-protein
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Donatus Riemann, Rebecca Wallrafen, Thomas Dresbach
Mutations in the human homolog of the Drosophila gene Rogdi cause Kohlschütter-Tönz syndrome. This disorder is characterised by amelogenesis imperfecta, as well as severe neurological symptoms including epilepsy and psychomotor delay. However, little is known about the protein encoded by Rogdi, and hence the pathogenic mechanisms underlying Kohlschütter-Tönz syndrome have remained elusive. Using immunofluorescence of rat cultured hippocampal neurons and brain sections we find that Rogdi is enriched at synaptic sites...
November 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138358/epileptic-pilocarpine-treated-rats-exhibit-aberrant-hippocampal-epsp-spike-potentiation-but-retain-long-term-potentiation
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Ezekiel Carpenter-Hyland, Edyta K Bichler, Mathew Smith, Robert S Sloviter, Morris Benveniste
Hippocampal neuron plasticity is strongly associated with learning, memory, and cognition. In addition to modification of synaptic function and connectivity, the capacity of hippocampal neurons to undergo plasticity involves the ability to change nonsynaptic excitability. This includes altering the probability that EPSPs will generate action potentials (E-S plasticity). Epilepsy is a prevalent neurological disorder commonly associated with neuronal hyperexcitability and cognitive dysfunction. We examined E-S plasticity in chronically epileptic Sprague-Dawley rats 3-10 weeks after pilocarpine-induced status epilepticus CA1 neurons in hippocampal slices were assayed by whole-cell current clamp to measure EPSPs evoked by Schaffer collateral stimulation...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138107/effect-of-low-frequency-electrical-stimulation-on-the-high-k-induced-neuronal-hyperexcitability-in-rat-hippocampal-slices
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Zahra Ghasemi, Nima Naderi, Amir Shojaei, Mohammad Reza Raoufy, Nooshin Ahmadirad, Javad Mirnajafi-Zadeh
Low frequency electrical stimulation (LFS) is a potential therapeutic method for epilepsy treatment. However, the effect of different LFS characteristics including the number of pulses, intensity and the time of application on its antiepileptic action has not been completely determined. In the present study, epileptiform activity (EA) was induced in hippocampal slices by high-K(+) solution which washed out after 20 min. The changes in the electrophysiological properties of CA1 pyramidal neurons were measured during and 30 min after EA using whole cell patch clamp recording...
November 11, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133176/effect-of-zonisamide-on-refractory-epilepsy-during-pregnancy-in-lamotrigine-resistant-kindled-rats
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Reza Narenji Sani, Keivan Keramati, Niloufar Saberi, Melika Moezifar, Ali Mahdavi
Drug-resistant epilepsy with uncontrolled severe seizures despite state-of-the-art medical treatment continues to be a major clinical problem. Pregnancy is a state where drug pharmacokinetic changes are more pronounced and more rapid than any other period of life. The current study investigated the effect of zonisamide (ZNS) on refractory epilepsy during pregnancy in lamotrigine-resistant kindled rats. Fifty-six lamotrigine (LTG)-resistant kindled Wistar rats were divided into five experimental (four pregnant and one non-pregnant) and 2 positive controls (pregnant and non-pregnant) groups and eight intact Wistar rats were put in the negative pregnant control group...
November 11, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115470/dimethylation-of-histone-3-lysine-9-is-sensitive-to-the-epileptic-activity-and-affects-the-transcriptional-regulation-of-the-potassium-channel-kcnj10-gene-in-epileptic-rats
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Shao-Ping Zhang, Man Zhang, Hong Tao, Yan Luo, Tao He, Chun-Hui Wang, Xiao-Cheng Li, Ling Chen, Lin-Na Zhang, Tao Sun, Qi-Kuan Hu
Potassium channels can be affected by epileptic seizures and serve a crucial role in the pathophysiology of epilepsy. Dimethylation of histone 3 lysine 9 (H3K9me2) and its enzyme euchromatic histone‑lysine N‑methyltransferase 2 (G9a) are the major epigenetic modulators and are associated with gene silencing. Insight into whether H3K9me2 and G9a can respond to epileptic seizures and regulate expression of genes encoding potassium channels is the main purpose of the present study. A total of 16 subtypes of potassium channel genes in pilocarpine‑modelled epileptic rats were screened by reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction, and it was determined that the expression ATP‑sensitive inward rectifier potassium channel 10 (Kcnj10) increased in hippocampus and insular cortex, while the expression of most of the other subtypes decreased...
November 3, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114861/kappa-opioid-receptors-regulate-hippocampal-synaptic-homeostasis-and-epileptogenesis
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Bridget N Queenan, Raymond L Dunn, Victor R Santos, Yang Feng, Megan N Huizenga, Robert J Hammack, Stefano Vicini, Patrick A Forcelli, Daniel T S Pak
OBJECTIVE: Homeostatic synaptic plasticity (HSP) serves as a gain control mechanism at central nervous system (CNS) synapses, including those between the dentate gyrus (DG) and CA3. Improper circuit control of DG-CA3 synapses is hypothesized to underlie epileptogenesis. Here, we sought to (1) identify compounds that preferentially modulate DG-CA3 synapses in primary neuronal culture and (2) determine if these compounds would delay or prevent epileptogenesis in vivo. METHODS: We previously developed and validated an in vitro assay to visualize the behavior of DG-CA3 synapses and predict functional changes...
November 8, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108398/blockade-of-p75-neurotrophin-receptor-reverses-irritability-and-anxiety-related-behaviors-in-a-rat-model-of-status-epilepticus
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Soraya Mehrabi, Mahyar Janahamdi, Mohammad Taghi Joghataie, Mahmood Barati, Mohsen Marzban, Mahmoudreza Hadjighassem, Maryam Farahmandfar
Background: Many recent epidemiological studies have shown that epileptic patients are more likely suffer from depression, anxiety, and irritability. However, the cellular mechanisms of epilepsy-induced psychotic behaviors are not fully elucidated. Neurotrophin receptors have been suggested to be involved in epilepsy and also in psychiatric disorders. Up-regulation of p75NTR expression and activation of p75NTR signalling cascades after the seizure have been shown, but the role of the p75 receptor in epilepsy-induced psychotic behaviors has not been documented so far...
November 7, 2017: Iranian Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107199/kindling-epileptogenesis-and-panic-like-behavior-their-bidirectional-connection-and-contribution-to-epilepsy-associated-depression
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Jesús-Servando Medel-Matus, Don Shin, Raman Sankar, Andrey Mazarati
Anxiety is one of the most common comorbidities of epilepsy, which has major detrimental effects on the quality of life. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) associated with epilepsy has been receiving most attention. However, several other forms of anxiety reportedly present in patients with epilepsy, including panic disorder (PD). In this study, using an animal model of limbic epilepsy, we examined the interplay between epilepsy and panic-like behavior (PLB). Further, considering the high degree of comorbidity between depression on the one hand, and both epilepsy and PD on the other hand, we studied whether and how the presence of PLB in animals with epilepsy would affect their performance in depression-relevant tests...
October 26, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105300/inhibition-of-transient-potential-receptor-vanilloid-type-1-suppresses-seizure-susceptibility-in-the-genetically-epilepsy-prone-rat
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Sue J Cho, Michelle A Vaca, Clive J Miranda, Prosper N'Gouemo
AIMS: Intracellular calcium plays an important role in neuronal hyperexcitability that leads to seizures. One calcium influx route of interest is the transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1 (TRPV1) channel. Here, we evaluated the effects of capsazepine (CPZ), a potent blocker of TRPV1 channels on acoustically evoked seizures (audiogenic seizures, AGS) in the genetically epilepsy-prone rat (GEPR-3), a model of inherited epilepsy. METHODS: Male and female GEPR-3s were used...
November 3, 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105073/methodological-standards-and-interpretation-of-video-electroencephalography-in-adult-control-rodents-a%C3%A2-task1-wg1-report-of-the-aes-ilae-translational-task%C3%A2-force-of-the-ilae
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Shilpa D Kadam, Raimondo D'Ambrosio, Venceslas Duveau, Corinne Roucard, Norberto Garcia-Cairasco, Akio Ikeda, Marco de Curtis, Aristea S Galanopoulou, Kevin M Kelly
In vivo electrophysiological recordings are widely used in neuroscience research, and video-electroencephalography (vEEG) has become a mainstay of preclinical neuroscience research, including studies of epilepsy and cognition. Studies utilizing vEEG typically involve comparison of measurements obtained from different experimental groups, or from the same experimental group at different times, in which one set of measurements serves as "control" and the others as "test" of the variables of interest. Thus, controls provide mainly a reference measurement for the experimental test...
November 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104261/neurochemical-changes-and-c-fos-mapping-in-the-brain-after-carisbamate-treatment-of-rats-subjected-to-lithium-pilocarpine-induced-status-epilepticus
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José Eduardo Marques-Carneiro, Astrid Nehlig, Jean-Christophe Cassel, Eduardo Ferreira Castro-Neto, Julia Julie Litzahn, Anne Pereira de Vasconcelos, Maria da Graça Naffah-Mazacoratti, Maria José da Silva Fernandes
The administration of lithium-pilocarpine (LiPilo) in adult rats is a validated model reproducing the main clinical and neuropathological features of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Previous studies have shown that carisbamate (CRS) has the property of modifying epileptogenesis in this model. When treated with CRS, about 50% of rats undergoing LiPilo status epilepticus (SE) develop non-convulsive seizures (NCS) instead of convulsive ones (commonly observed in TLE). The goal of this work was to determine some of the early changes that occur after CRS administration, as they could be involved in the insult- and epileptogenesis-modifying effects of CRS...
November 1, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098710/physical-exercise-alters-the-activation-of-downstream-proteins-related-to-bdnf-trkb-signaling-in-male-wistar-rats-with-epilepsy
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Alexandre Aparecido de Almeida, Sérgio Gomes da Silva, Glauber Menezes Lopim, Diego Vannucci Campos, Jansen Fernandes, Francisco Romero Cabral, Ricardo Mario Arida
There are a considerable number of studies concerning the behavioral effects of physical exercise on the epileptic brain; however, the intracellular signaling mechanisms involved remain unclear. We investigated the effects of aerobic exercise on hippocampal levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), expression of its receptor tropomyosin receptor kinase B (TrkB), and activation of intracellular proteins related to BDNF-TrkB signaling in male Wistar rats with pilocarpine-induced epilepsy. Thirty days after the first spontaneous seizure, rats from the exercise group undertook a 30-day physical exercise program on the treadmill...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093637/structural-and-functional-alterations-at-pre-epileptic-stage-are-closely-associated-with-epileptogenesis-in-pilocarpine-induced-epilepsy-model
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Hani Kim, Yunsook Choi, Hye-Young Joung, Yun Seo Choi, Hyeon Jin Kim, Yohan Joo, Jin-Hwan Oh, Hoo Jae Hann, Zang-Hee Cho, Hyang Woon Lee
Pilocarpine-induced rat epilepsy model is an established animal model that mimics medial temporal lobe epilepsy in humans. The purpose of this study was to investigate neuroimaging abnormalities in various stages of epileptogenesis and to correlate them with seizure severity in pilocarpine-induced rat epilepsy model. Fifty male Sprague-Dawley rats were subject to continuous video and electroencephalographic monitoring after inducing status epilepticus (SE) and seizure severity was estimated by frequency and total durations of class 3 to 5 spontaneous recurrent seizures (SRS) by modified Racine's classification...
October 2017: Experimental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090925/quantitative-proteomic-analysis-to-identify-differentially-expressed-proteins-in-the-myocardium-of-epilepsy-using-itraq-coupled-with-nano-lc-ms-ms
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Peng Zhang, Li Zhang, Yongguo Li, Shisheng Zhu, Minzhu Zhao, Shijia Ding, Jianbo Li
Epilepsy is a difficult-to-manage neurological disease that can result in organ damage, such as cardiac injury, that contributes to sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). Although recurrent seizure-induced cardiac dysregulation has been reported, the underlying molecular mechanisms are unclear. We established an epileptic model with Sprague-Dawley rats, applying isobaric tags for a relative and absolute quantification (iTRAQ)-based proteomics approach to identify differentially expressed proteins in myocardial tissue...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090671/targeted-blockade-of-tarp-g8-associated-ampa-receptors-anticonvulsant-activity-with-the-selective-antagonist-ly3130481-cerc-611
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Jeffrey M Witkin, Douglas A Schober, Scott D Gleason, John T Catlow, Warren J Porter, Jon Reel, X Jin, J Hobbs, Donald Gehlert, Douglas L Gernert, Kevin M Gardinier, Akihiko S Kato, X Ping, J L Smith
6-[(1S)-1-[1-[5-(2-hydroxyethoxy)-2-pyridyl]pyrazol-3-yl]ethyl]-3H-1,3-benzothiazol-2-one (LY3130481 or CERC-611) is a selective antagonist of AMPA receptors containing transmembrane AMPA receptor regulatory protein (TARP) g-8 that is under development for epilepsy. The present study provided a broad inquiry into its anticonvulsant properties. LY3130481 was anticonvulsant in multiple acute seizure provocation models in mice and rats. In addition, LY3130481 was effective against absence seizures in the GAERS genetic model and in the Frings mouse model...
November 1, 2017: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089052/epigenetic-control-of-epilepsy-target-genes-contributes-to-a-cellular-memory-of-epileptogenesis-in-cultured-rat-hippocampal-neurons
#16
K Kiese, J Jablonski, J Hackenbracht, J K Wrosch, T W Groemer, J Kornhuber, I Blümcke, K Kobow
Hypersynchronous neuronal excitation manifests clinically as seizure (ictogenesis), and may recur spontaneously and repetitively after a variable latency period (epileptogenesis). Despite tremendous research efforts to describe molecular pathways and signatures of epileptogenesis, molecular pathomechanisms leading to chronic epilepsy remain to be clarified. We hypothesized that epigenetic modifications may form the basis for a cellular memory of epileptogenesis, and used a primary neuronal cell culture model of the rat hippocampus to study the translation of massive neuronal excitation into persisting changes of epigenetic signatures and pro-epileptogenic target gene expression...
October 31, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29088985/anticonvulsant-effect-of-gentamicin-on-the-seizures-induced-by-kainic-acid
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Yuxiao Zhao, Ziyi Wang, Wenwen Lao, Ping Kuang, Nan Jiang, Tao Yin, Weide Lin, Hongyan Zhu, Yonghua Ji
OBJECTIVE:  Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder affecting approximately 0.5-2% of the population worldwide. Gentamicin (GM) is an aminoglycoside antibiotic used to treat several types of bacterial infections. We investigate whether the administration of GM can reduce seizures in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). METHODS: The animal model of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) was established by kainic acid (KA) intrahippocampal injection. Behavioral test and Electroencephalography (EEG) recordings were performed to detect the effects of GM on the seizures triggered by KA injection in rats...
October 31, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080472/the-expression-of-g-protein-coupled-receptor-kinase-5-and-its-interaction-with-dendritic-marker-microtubule-associated-protein-2-after-status-epilepticus
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Xiangchang Zeng, Siyu Chen, Qing Gao, Wenjing Zong, Dejian Jiang, Guirong Zeng, Luping Zhou, Lulu Chen, Wei Luo, Jian Xiao, Bo Xiao, Dongsheng Ouyang, Kai Hu
OBJECTIVE: Acute seizures induced dendritic formation and synaptogenesis promotes aberrant circuitry development and further aggravates underlying conditions towards chronic epilepsy. The G protein-coupled receptor kinase-5 (GRK5) served as a key modulator in neurogenesis and the establishment of functional neuronal circuitry. This included dendritic development, as its dysfunction could cause different central nervous system disorders, including Alzheimer's disease. However, the involvement of GRK5 in the progression of epilepsy remains unclear...
October 13, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080083/evaluation-of-metformin-effects-in-the-chronic-phase-of-spontaneous-seizures-in-pilocarpine-model-of-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Soraya Mehrabi, Nima Sanadgol, Mahmood Barati, Ali Shahbazi, Gelareh Vahabzadeh, Mitra Barzroudi, Morteza Seifi, Mazaher Gholipourmalekabadi, Fereshteh Golab
Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is a common form of drug-resistant epilepsy that sometimes responds to dietary manipulation such as the 'ketogenic diet'. Here we have investigated the effects of metformin in the rat pilocaroin model of TLE. Male rats were treated with intra peritoneal injection of pilocarpine hydrochloride, in dose of 360 mg/kg to induce status epilepticus (SE). At 45 day after induction of SE, metformin was injected intraperitoneally in dose of 250 mg/kg/day for 5 days. We show that metformin potently reduces the progression of seizures and blocks seizure-induced over-expression of brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF) and its receptor, Tropomyosin receptor kinase B (TrkB)...
October 27, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074125/status-epilepticus-triggers-long-lasting-activation-of-complement-c1q-c3-signaling-in-the-hippocampus-that-correlates-with-seizure-frequency-in-experimental-epilepsy
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Nicole D Schartz, Season K Wyatt-Johnson, Lauren R Price, Samantha A Colin, Amy L Brewster
Status epilepticus (SE) triggers a myriad of neurological alterations that include unprovoked seizures, temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), and cognitive deficits. Although SE-induced loss of hippocampal dendritic structures and synaptic remodeling are often associated with this pathophysiology, the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. Recent evidence points to the classical complement pathway as a potential mechanism. Signaling through the complement protein C1q to C3, which is cleaved into smaller biologically active fragments including C3b and iC3b, contributes to the elimination of synaptic structures in the normal developing brain and in models of neurodegenerative disorders...
October 23, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
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