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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541476/7-8-dihydroxyflavone-ameliorates-cognitive-and-motor-deficits-in-a-huntington-s-disease-mouse-model-through-specific-activation-of-the-plc%C3%AE-1-pathway
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Gerardo García-Díaz Barriga, Albert Giralt, Marta Anglada-Huguet, Nuria Gaja-Capdevila, Javier G Orlandi, Jordi Soriano, Josep-Maria Canals, Jordi Alberch
Huntington's disease (HD) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease with motor, cognitive and psychiatric impairment. Dysfunctions in HD models have been related to reduced levels of striatal brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and imbalance between its receptors TrkB and p75(NTR). Thus, molecules with activity on the BDNF/TrkB/p75 system can have therapeutic potential. 7,8-Dihydroxyflavone (7,8-DHF) was described as a TrkB agonist in several models of neuro-degenerative diseases, however, its TrkB activation profile needs further investigation due to its pleiotropic properties and divergence from BDNF effect...
May 24, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534086/neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase-modulation-of-intracellular-ca-2-handling-overrides-fatty-acid-potentiation-of-cardiac-inotropy-in-hypertensive-rats
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Chun Li Jin, Ming Zhe Yin, Jin Chul Paeng, Seunggyun Ha, Jeong Hoon Lee, Peng Jin, Chun Zi Jin, Zai Hao Zhao, Yue Wang, Keon Wook Kang, Chae Hun Leem, Jong-Wan Park, Sung Joon Kim, Yin Hua Zhang
Cardiac neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) is an important molecule that regulates intracellular Ca(2+) homeostasis and contractility of healthy and diseased hearts. Here, we examined the effects of nNOS on fatty acid (FA) regulation of left ventricular (LV) myocyte contraction in sham and angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced hypertensive (HTN) rats. Our results showed that palmitic acid (PA, 100 μM) increased the amplitudes of sarcomere shortening and intracellular ATP in sham but not in HTN despite oxygen consumption rate (OCR) was increased by PA in both groups...
May 22, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532842/effects-of-diet-and-arginine-treatment-during-the-luteal-phase-on-ovarian-no-pgc-1%C3%AE-signaling-in-ewes
#3
Yi-Xuan Guo, Hai-Tao Nie, Ling-Wei Sun, Guo-Min Zhang, Kai-Ping Deng, Yi-Xuan Fan, Feng Wang
The aim of this study was to determine whether arginine (Arg) supplementation of malnourished ewes affects the expression of key NO/PGC-1α signaling pathway genes in the ovary. On Day 6-15 of the estrous cycle, 24 multiparous Hu sheep (BW = 43.56 ± 1.53 kg) were randomly assigned to three groups: control group (CG; n = 6), restriction group (RG; n = 9) and l-arginine group (AG; n = 9), and administered Arg treatment (or vehicle) three times per day. The ewes were slaughtered at the end of treatment, and blood samples and ovaries were collected for analysis...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523289/core-canonical-pathways-involved-in-developing-human-glioblastoma-multiforme-gbm
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Somiranjan Ghosh, Sisir Dutta, Gabriel Thorne, Ava Boston, Alexis Barfield, Narendra Banerjee, Rayshawn Walker, Hirendra Nath Banerjee
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common and aggressive type of the primary brain tumors with pathologic hallmarks of necrosis and vascular proliferation. The diagnosis of GBM is currently mostly based on histological examination of brain tumor tissues, after radiological characterization and surgical biopsy. The ability to characterize tumors comprehensively at the molecular level raises the possibility that diagnosis can be made based on molecular profiling with or without histological examination, rather than solely on histological phenotype...
February 2017: Int J Sci Res Sci Eng Technol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512996/zl006-promotes-migration-and-differentiation-of-transplanted-neural-stem-cells-in-male-rats-after-stroke
#5
Dong-Liang Wang, Xiao-Dan Qian, Yu-Hui Lin, Bin-Bin Tian, Hai-Ying Liang, Lei Chang, Hai-Yin Wu, Dong-Ya Zhu, Chun-Xia Luo
New strategies must be developed to resolve the problems of stroke treatment. In recent years, stem cell-based therapy after stroke has come into the public and academic lens. Previously we have shown that uncoupling neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) from the postsynaptic density protein-95 (PSD-95) by ZL006, a small molecular compound, can ameliorate ischemic damage and promote neuronal differentiation of endogenous neural stem cells (NSCs) in focal cerebral ischemic male rats. In this study, we transplanted exogenous NSCs into the ipsilateral hemisphere of male rats in combination with ZL006 treatment after ischemic stroke...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503408/trifluoperazine-inhibits-acetaminophen-induced-hepatotoxicity-and-hepatic-reactive-nitrogen-formation-in-mice-and-in-freshly-isolated-hepatocytes
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Sudip Banerjee, Stepan B Melnyk, Kimberly J Krager, Nukhet Aykin-Burns, Sandra S McCullough, Laura P James, Jack A Hinson
The hepatotoxicity of acetaminophen (APAP) occurs by initial metabolism to N-acetyl-p-benzoquinone imine which depletes GSH and forms APAP-protein adducts. Subsequently, the reactive nitrogen species peroxynitrite is formed from nitric oxide (NO) and superoxide leading to 3-nitrotyrosine in proteins. Toxicity occurs with inhibited mitochondrial function. We previously reported that in hepatocytes the nNOS (NOS1) inhibitor NANT inhibited APAP toxicity, reactive nitrogen and oxygen species formation, and mitochondrial dysfunction...
2017: Toxicology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503149/vascular-kinin-b1-and-b2-receptors-determine-endothelial-dysfunction-through-neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase
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Thássio R R Mesquita, Gianne P Campos-Mota, Virgínia S Lemos, Jader S Cruz, Itamar C G de Jesus, Enilton A Camargo, Jorge L Pesquero, João B Pesquero, Luciano Dos Santos A Capettini, Sandra Lauton-Santos
B1- and B2-kinin receptors are G protein-coupled receptors that play an important role in the vascular function. Therefore, the present study was designed to evaluate the participation of kinin receptors in the acetylcholine (ACh)-induced vascular relaxation, focusing on the protein-protein interaction involving kinin receptors with endothelial and neuronal nitric oxide synthases (eNOS and nNOS). Vascular reactivity, nitric oxide (NO·) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation, co-immunoprecipitation were assessed in thoracic aorta from male wild-type (WT), B1- (B1R(-/-)), B2- (B2R(-/-)) knockout mice...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487985/gardenia-jasminoides-has-therapeutic-effects-on-l%C3%A2-nna%C3%A2-induced-hypertension-in%C3%A2-vivo
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Shaocheng Chen, Peng Sun, Xin Zhao, Ruokun Yi, Jun Qian, Yanhong Shi, Rui Wang
Gardenia jasminoides is a plant that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine. It has four key active components (genipin gentiobioside, geniposide, crocin 1 and crocin 2). The aim of the present study was to determine the anti‑hypertension effects of Gardenia jasminoidesin vivo. The chemical composition of Gardenia jasminoides was determined using liquid chromatography. The anti‑hypertensive effects of Gardenia jasminoides were determined by a L‑NG‑nitroarginine (L‑NNA)‑induced hypertension animal model...
June 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483592/erectile-dysfunction-in-wistar-audiogenic-rats-war-is-associated-with-increased-cavernosal-contraction-and-decreased-nnos-protein-expression
#9
Fernanda Luciano Rodrigues, Rafael S Fais, Marília G A G Pereira, Norberto Garcia-Cairasco, Rita C Tostes, Fernando S Carneiro
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that naïve Wistar audiogenic rats (WAR) display ED, which is associated with increased sympathetic-mediated contractile tone and/or decreased NO-mediated relaxation responses of the cavernous tissue. METHODS: Changes in the ratio of the maximal intracavernosal pressure/mean arterial pressure (ICP/MAP) after electrical stimulation of the right major pelvic ganglion were determined in vivo. Cavernosal contractility was induced by electrical field stimulation (EFS) and phenylephrine...
May 5, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472227/cortical-nnos-nk1-receptor-neurons-are-regulated-by-cholinergic-projections-from-the-basal-forebrain
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Rhîannan H Williams, Jacqueline Vazquez-DeRose, Alexia M Thomas, Juliette Piquet, Bruno Cauli, Thomas S Kilduff
Cholinergic (ACh) basal forebrain (BF) neurons are active during wakefulness and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and are involved in sleep homeostasis. We have previously shown in adult animals that cortical neurons that express neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) and the receptor for Substance P (NK1R) are activated during non-REM (NREM) sleep in proportion to homeostatic sleep drive. Here, we show that BF neurons modulate cortical nNOS/NK1R cells. In vitro optogenetic stimulation of BF terminals both activated and inhibited nNOS/NK1R neurons...
May 2, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470537/erratum-to-o-glcnac-glycosylation-of-nnos-promotes-neuronal-apoptosis-following-glutamate-excitotoxicity
#11
Rongrong Chen, Peipei Gong, Tao Tao, Yilu Gao, Jianhong Shen, Yaohua Yan, Chengwei Duan, Jun Wang, Xiaojuan Liu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 3, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469181/expression-and-distribution-of-the-transient-receptor-potential-cationic-channel-a1-trpa1-in-the-human-clitoris-comparison-to-male-penile-erectile-tissue
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S Ückert, K Albrecht, A Bannowsky, M Sohn, M A Kuczyk, P Hedlund
The transient receptor potential cationic channel ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) is a channel protein assumed to act in various human tissues as mechano- and pain sensor and play a role in neurotransmission. The expression of TRPA has already been investigated in the human prostate and urethra, however, only very few studies have addressed the expression and distribution in the male and female genital tract. The present study aimed to investigate by means of immunohistochemistry (double-labeling technique, laser fluorescence microscopy) in the human clitoris and penile erectile tissue the localization of TRPA1 in relation to nNOS, the vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) and vesicular acetylcholine transporter (VAChT)...
May 4, 2017: International Journal of Impotence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460791/first-study-on-the-peptidergic-innervation-of-the-brain-superior-sagittal-sinus-in-humans
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Simone Sampaolo, Giovanna Liguori, Alfredo Vittoria, Filomena Napolitano, Luca Lombardi, Javier Figols, Mariarosa Anna Beatrice Melone, Teresa Esposito, Giuseppe Di Iorio
The superior sagittal sinus (SSS) of the mammalian brain is a pain-sensitive intracranial vessel thought to play a role in the pathogenesis of migraine headaches. Here, we aimed to investigate the presence and the potential co-localization of some neurotransmitters in the human SSS. Immunohistochemical and double-labeling immunofluorescence analyses were applied to paraformaldehyde-fixed, paraffin-embedded, coronal sections of the SSS. Protein extraction and Western blotting technique were performed on the same material to confirm the morphological data...
April 24, 2017: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456934/lhx9-is-required-for-the-development-of-retinal-nitric-oxide-synthesizing-amacrine-cell-subtype
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Revathi Balasubramanian, Andrew Bui, Xuhui Dong, Lin Gan
Amacrine cells are the most diverse group of retinal neurons. Various subtypes of amacrine interneurons mediate a vast majority of image forming and non-image forming visual functions. The transcriptional regulation governing the development of individual amacrine cell subtypes is not well understood. One such amacrine cell subtype comprises neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS/bNOS/NOS1)-expressing amacrine cells (NOACs) that regulate the release of nitric oxide (NO), a neurotransmitter with physiological and clinical implications in the retina...
April 29, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456767/st36-electroacupuncture-activates-nnos-inos-and-atp-sensitive-potassium-channels-to-promote-orofacial-antinociception-in-rats
#15
R T Almeida, G Galdino, A C Perez, G Silva, T R Romero, I D Duarte
Orofacial pain is pain perceived in the face and/or oral cavity, generally caused by diseases or disorders of regional structures, by dysfunction of the nervous system, or through referral from distant sources. Treatment of orofacial pain is mainly pharmacological, but it has increased the number of reports demonstrating great clinical results with the use of non-pharmacological therapies, among them electroacupuncture. However, the mechanisms involved in the electroacupuncture are not well elucidated. Thus, the present study investigate the involvement of the nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and ATP sensitive K(+) channels (KATP) in the antinociception induced by electroacupuncture (EA) at acupoint St36...
February 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450953/association-of-nnos-and-rho-kinase-with-age-associated-erectile-dysfunction-in-sprague-dawley-rats
#16
Zhibo Ding, Xingjie Shen, Yunfei Li
The present study aimed to investigate the changes of Rho-associated kinase (Rho-kinase) and neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) expression in age-associated erectile dysfunction (ED) in Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats. A total of 100 intact male SD rats were divided into 20 groups according to their age (5-24 months; rats that were the same age in months were in the same group). Erectile response measurements were performed and the functional index intracavernosal pressure/mean arterial pressure (ICP/MAP) was tested, followed by detection of Rho-kinase and nNOS protein by western blot analysis...
March 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450191/targeting-neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase-by-a-cell-penetrating-peptide-tat-lk15-sirna-bioconjugate
#17
Jie Peng, Yun Rao, Xue Yang, Ji Jia, Youping Wu, Jianhua Lu, Yuanxiang Tao, Weifeng Tu
We developed a cell penetrating peptide (CPP) Tat-LK15, as a siRNA carrier to target nNOS. The feasibility, stability, efficiency and selectivity of this peptide-siRNA complex were evaluated in rat neuronal cells. We also compared the new method with conventional siRNA carrier Lipofectamine™. It was found that the CPP Tat-LK15 effectively and specifically delivered nNOS-siRNA into Rat retinal ganglia (RGC-5) cells and silenced the expression of nNOS. The CPP Tat-LK15 can conjugate with siRNA to form stable complex at a ratio of 2:1 (peptide/siRNA, w/w), which maintained stable in serum for as long as 4h...
April 24, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448515/chronic-cocaine-induces-hif-vegf-pathway-activation-along-with-angiogenesis-in-the-brain
#18
Wei Yin, Kevin Clare, Qiujia Zhang, Nora D Volkow, Congwu Du
Cocaine induces vasoconstriction in cerebral vessels, which with repeated use can result in transient ischemic attacks and cerebral strokes. However, the neuroadaptations that follow cocaine's vasoconstricting effects are not well understood. Here, we investigated the effects of chronic cocaine exposure (2 and 4 weeks) on markers of vascular function and morphology in the rat brain. For this purpose we measured nitric oxide (NO) concentration in plasma, brain neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS or NOS1), HIF-1α, and VEGF expression in different brain regions, i...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444988/inhibitory-action-of-oxytocin-on-spontaneous-contraction-of-rat-distal-colon-by-nitrergic-mechanism-involvement-of-cyclic-gmp-and-apamin-sensitive-k-channels
#19
R Wang, M T Han, X L Lv, Y A Yu, S Q Chai, C M Qu, C Y Liu
AIM: The mechanisms underlying the inhibitory effects of oxytocin (OT) on colon tone are not totally understood. We explore the mechanisms of OT on spontaneous contractility in rat distal colon and identify the mediators involved in this action. METHODS: In rat distal colon strips, mechanical activity was analysed and the production of nitric oxide (NO) in tissue loaded with the fluorochrome DAF-FM was visualized by confocal microscopy. OT receptor (OTR) expression was determined by Western blotting and immunofluorescence...
April 26, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442107/in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo-investigation-of-natural-compounds-from-seed-extract-of-mucuna-pruriens-lacking-l-dopa-for-the-treatment-of-erectile-dysfunction
#20
Natthachai Duangnin, Thanyaluck Phitak, Peraphan Pothacharoen, Prachya Kongtawelert
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the biological effects of the Mucuna pruriens (M. pruriens) seed extracts that lacked l-DOPA, which was formerly reported as the active ingredient, on erectile dysfunction (ED) both in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: Seed of M. pruriens plant that cultivated in Mae Taeng District, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand, was collected. Component of its seeds were extracted and isolated into 2 fractions using methanol, polar and nonpolar. Each fraction was investigated for phytochemicals using gas chromatography and mass spectroscopy and was screened for biological activity in vitro using three different cell lines...
March 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
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