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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100828/an-integrated-modelling-framework-for-neural-circuits-with-multiple-neuromodulators
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Alok Joshi, Vahab Youssofzadeh, Vinith Vemana, T M McGinnity, Girijesh Prasad, KongFatt Wong-Lin
Neuromodulators are endogenous neurochemicals that regulate biophysical and biochemical processes, which control brain function and behaviour, and are often the targets of neuropharmacological drugs. Neuromodulator effects are generally complex partly owing to the involvement of broad innervation, co-release of neuromodulators, complex intra- and extrasynaptic mechanism, existence of multiple receptor subtypes and high interconnectivity within the brain. In this work, we propose an efficient yet sufficiently realistic computational neural modelling framework to study some of these complex behaviours...
January 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097486/the-therapeutic-effectiveness-of-delayed-fetal-spinal-cord-tissue-transplantation-on-respiratory-function-following-mid-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
#2
Chia-Ching Lin, Sih-Rong Lai, Yu-Han Shao, Chun-Lin Chen, Kun-Ze Lee
Respiratory impairment due to damage of the spinal respiratory motoneurons and interruption of the descending drives from brainstem premotor neurons to spinal respiratory motoneurons is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality following cervical spinal cord injury. The present study was designed to evaluate the therapeutic effectiveness of delayed transplantation of fetal spinal cord (FSC) tissue on respiratory function in rats with mid-cervical spinal cord injury. Embryonic day-14 rat FSC tissue was transplanted into a C4 spinal cord hemilesion cavity in adult male rats at 1 week postinjury...
January 17, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096577/the-effect-of-atrial-natriuretic-peptide-infusion-on-intestinal-injury-in-septic-shock
#3
Ghada F Elbaradey, Nagat Sayed Elshmaa, Hossam Hodeib
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The aim of this study is to assess the effect of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) on intestinal ischemia-reperfusion injury in septic shock. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled, observer-blinded study was carried out in surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU), University Hospital. Forty adult patients in septic shock were randomly divided into two groups, control group (Group C) received normal saline and ANP group (Group A) patients received ANP in the form of 1...
October 2016: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091757/-renal-protection-in-intensive-care-myths-and-facts
#4
S John
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common and severe complication in patients on the intensive care unit with a significant impact on patient mortality, morbidity and costs of care; therefore, renal protective therapy is most important in these severely ill patients. AIM OF THE REVIEW: Many renal protective strategies have been postulated during the last decades, which are sometimes still in place as a kind of "myth" but which are not always proven by evidence-based "facts"...
January 13, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091572/a-computational-psychiatry-approach-identifies-how-alpha-2a-noradrenergic-agonist-guanfacine-affects-feature-based-reinforcement-learning-in-the-macaque
#5
S A Hassani, M Oemisch, M Balcarras, S Westendorff, S Ardid, M A van der Meer, P Tiesinga, T Womelsdorf
Noradrenaline is believed to support cognitive flexibility through the alpha 2A noradrenergic receptor (a2A-NAR) acting in prefrontal cortex. Enhanced flexibility has been inferred from improved working memory with the a2A-NA agonist Guanfacine. But it has been unclear whether Guanfacine improves specific attention and learning mechanisms beyond working memory, and whether the drug effects can be formalized computationally to allow single subject predictions. We tested and confirmed these suggestions in a case study with a healthy nonhuman primate performing a feature-based reversal learning task evaluating performance using Bayesian and Reinforcement learning models...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089640/catecholamines-are-produced-by-ascidian-immune-cells-the-involvement-of-pka-and-pkc-in-the-adrenergic-signaling-pathway
#6
Andressa de Abreu Mello, Jéssica Fernandes de Souza, Rodrigo Nunes da Fonseca, Silvana Allodi, Cintia Monteiro de Barros
The stress response is a complex mechanism, which includes changes in the immune system to enable organisms to maintain homeostasis. The neurohormones dopamine, noradrenaline (NA) and adrenalin are responsible for the physiological modulations that occur during acute stress. In the present study, we analyzed the effects of NA on the immune system specific to nitric-oxide (NO) production by subpopulations of immune cells (hemocytes) of the ascidian Phallusia nigra. We also investigated the capability of immune cells to produce catecholamine (CA)...
January 12, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088475/role-of-some-vasoactive-mediators-in-scorpion-envenomed-children-possible-relation-to-envenoming-outcome
#7
Sahar E M El-DeeK, Ayat A Sayed, Ahmed Y Nassar, Zeynab M Mohey-Eldeen, Hussein M Eldeeb, Abdel-Raheim M A Meki
Scorpion envenomation causes an autonomic storm resulting in changes in the vasoactive mediators' levels which lead to myocardial damage, cardiovascular disturbances, peripheral circulatory failure, pulmonary edema, multi-system-organ-failure and death. The study aimed to determine the circulating levels of adrenaline, noradrenaline, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE), Angiotensin II (Ang II), kallikrein enzyme, nitric oxide (NO), aldosterone, and electrolytes Na(+), K(+) and Ca(+2) in scorpion envenomed children and to evaluate the potential relation between these vasoactive mediators, the severity of scorpion envenoming and the clinical outcome of envenomed children...
January 11, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078330/pheochromocytoma-in-urologic-practice
#8
Nikhil Waingankar, Gennady Bratslavsky, Camilo Jimenez, Paul Russo, Alexander Kutikov
CONTEXT: Pheochromocytoma is regularly encountered in urological practice and requires a thoughtful and careful clinical approach. OBJECTIVE: To review clinical aspects of management of pheochromocytoma in urologic practice. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A systematic review of English-language literature was performed through year 2015 using the Medline database. Manuscripts were selected with consensus of the coauthors and evaluated using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) criteria...
February 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077337/stress-hormone-epinephrine-adrenaline-and-norepinephrine-noradrenaline-effects-on-the-anaerobic-bacteria
#9
REVIEW
Lyudmila Boyanova
Microbial endocrinology is a relatively new research area that already encompasses the anaerobes. Stress hormones, epinephrine and norepinephrine, can affect the growth of anaerobic bacteria such as Fusobacterium nucleatum, Prevotella spp., Porhyromonas spp., Tanerella forsythia and Propionibacterium acnes and can increase virulence gene expression, iron acquisition and many virulence factors of some anaerobic species such as Clostridium perfringens, Porphyromonas gingivalis and Brachyspira pilosicoli. Epinephrine and norepinephrine effects can lead to a growth increase or decrease, or no effect on the growth of the anaerobes...
January 8, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072557/expression-and-localization-of-the-at1-and-at2-angiotensin-ii-receptors-and-%C3%AE-1a-and-%C3%AE-1d-adrenergic-receptors-in-aorta-of-hypertensive-and-diabetic-rats
#10
Jessica Edith Rodríguez, Rodrigo Romero-Nava, Aldo Arturo Reséndiz-Albor, Erika Rosales-Cruz, Enrique Hong, Fengyang Huang, Santiago Villafaña
Hypertension and diabetes are multifactorial diseases that frequently coexist and exacerbate each another. During the development of diabetes, the impairment of noradrenergic and renin-angiotensin systems has been reported in the response mediated by α1-AR and AT1 receptors. Although their participation in the development of cardiovascular complications is still controversial, some studies have found increased or diminished response to the vasoconstrictive effect of noradrenaline or angiotensin II in a time-dependent manner of diabetes...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071873/cognitive-stress-reduces-the-effect-of-levodopa-on-parkinson-s-resting-tremor
#11
Heidemarie Zach, Michiel F Dirkx, Jaco W Pasman, Bastiaan R Bloem, Rick C Helmich
AIMS: Resting tremor in Parkinson's disease (PD) increases markedly during cognitive stress. Dopamine depletion in the basal ganglia is involved in the pathophysiology of resting tremor, but it is unclear whether this contribution is altered under cognitive stress. We test the hypothesis that cognitive stress modulates the levodopa effect on resting tremor. METHODS: Tremulous PD patients (n = 69) were measured in two treatment conditions (OFF vs. ON levodopa) and in two behavioral contexts (rest vs...
January 10, 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068359/docosahexaenoic-acid-supplemented-diet-influences-the-orchidectomy-induced-vascular-dysfunction-in-rat-mesenteric-arteries
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Diva M Villalpando, Rocío Navarro, Lara Del Campo, Carlota Largo, David Muñoz, María Tabernero, Ramiro Baeza, Cristina Otero, Hugo S García, Mercedes Ferrer
Over the past few decades, the cardiovascular benefits of a high dietary intake of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), like docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), have been extensively studied. However, many of the molecular mechanisms and effects exerted by PUFAs have yet to be well explained. The lack of sex hormones alters vascular tone, and we have described that a DHA-supplemented diet to orchidectomized rats improve vascular function of the aorta. Based on these data and since the mesenteric artery importantly controls the systemic vascular resistance, the objective of this study was to analyze the effect of a DHA-supplemented diet on the mesenteric vascular function from orchidectomized rats...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066877/central-noradrenaline-transporter-availability-in-highly-obese-non-depressed-individuals
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Swen Hesse, Georg-Alexander Becker, Michael Rullmann, Anke Bresch, Julia Luthardt, Mohammed K Hankir, Franziska Zientek, Georg Reißig, Marianne Patt, Katrin Arelin, Donald Lobsien, Ulrich Müller, S Baldofski, Philipp M Meyer, Matthias Blüher, Mathias Fasshauer, Wiebke K Fenske, Michael Stumvoll, Anja Hilbert, Yu-Shin Ding, Osama Sabri
PURPOSE: The brain noradrenaline (NA) system plays an important role in the central nervous control of energy balance and is thus implicated in the pathogenesis of obesity. The specific processes modulated by this neurotransmitter which lead to obesity and overeating are still a matter of debate. METHODS: We tested the hypothesis that in vivo NA transporter (NAT) availability is changed in obesity by using positron emission tomography (PET) and S,S-[(11)C]O-methylreboxetine (MRB) in twenty subjects comprising ten highly obese (body mass index BMI > 35 kg/m(2)), metabolically healthy, non-depressed individuals and ten non-obese (BMI < 30 kg/m(2)) healthy controls...
January 9, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062507/brown-adipose-tissue-regulates-small-artery-function-through-nadph-oxidase-4-derived-hydrogen-peroxide-and-redox-sensitive-protein-kinase-g-1%C3%AE
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Malou Friederich-Persson, Aurelie Nguyen Dinh Cat, Patrik Persson, Augusto C Montezano, Rhian M Touyz
OBJECTIVE: Biomedical interest in brown adipose tissue (BAT) has increased since the discovery of functionally active BAT in adult humans. Although white adipose tissue (WAT) influences vascular function, vascular effects of BAT are elusive. Thus, we investigated the regulatory role and putative vasoprotective effects of BAT, focusing on hydrogen peroxide, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase 4 (Nox4), and redox-sensitive signaling. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Vascular reactivity was assessed in wild-type and Nox4-knockout mice (Nox4(-/-)) by wire myography in the absence and presence of perivascular adipose tissue of different phenotypes from various adipose depots: (1) mixed WAT/BAT (inguinal adipose tissue) and (2) WAT (epididymal visceral fat) and BAT (intrascapular fat)...
December 22, 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057472/glutamatergic-modulation-of-noradrenaline-release-in-the-rat-median-preoptic-area
#15
Makoto Takahashi, Yasushi Hayashi, Junichi Tanaka
The present study was carried out to investigate whether glutamatergic receptor mechanisms modulate the release of noradrenaline (NA) in the region of the median preoptic nucleus (MnPO) using intracerebral microdialysis techniques in freely moving rats. Perfusion of N-methyl-d-asparatate (NMDA, 10 and 50μM) through the microdialysis probe significantly enhanced dialysate NA concentration in the region of the MnPO. Local perfusion of the NMDA antagonist dizocilpine (MK801, 10 and 50μM) did not change the basal release of NA in the MnPO area...
January 2, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056816/optimization-of-pressure-settings-during-adaptive-servo-ventilation-support-using-real-time-heart-rate-variability-assessment-initial-case-report
#16
Teruhiko Imamura, Daisuke Nitta, Koichiro Kinugawa
BACKGROUND: Adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) therapy is a recent non-invasive positive pressure ventilation therapy that was developed for patients with heart failure (HF) refractory to optimal medical therapy. However, it is likely that ASV therapy at relatively higher pressure setting worsens some of the patients' prognosis compared with optimal medical therapy. Therefore, identification of optimal pressure settings of ASV therapy is warranted. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 42-year-old male with HF, which was caused by dilated cardiomyopathy, who was admitted to our institution for evaluating his eligibility for heart transplantation...
January 5, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053247/heterogeneous-effects-of-noradrenaline-on-spontaneous-and-stimulus-driven-activity-in-the-male-accessory-olfactory-bulb
#17
Wayne I Doyle, Julian P Meeks
Noradrenaline (NA) release has been linked to experience-dependent plasticity in many model systems and brain regions. Among these is the rodent accessory olfactory system (AOS), which is crucial for detecting and processing socially relevant environmental cues. The accessory olfactory bulb (AOB), the first site of chemosensory information processing in the AOS, receives dense centrifugal innervation by noradrenergic (NAergic) fibers originating in the locus coeruleus. Though NA release has been linked to behavioral plasticity through its actions in the AOB, the impacts of NAergic modulation on AOB information processing have not been thoroughly studied...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052866/renal-denervation-in-male-rats-with-heart-failure-improves-ventricular-sympathetic-nerve-innervation-and-function
#18
Maximilian Ichabod Pinkham, Michael T Loftus, Satya Amirapu, Sarah-Jane Guild, Gina Quill, William R Woodward, Beth A Habecker, Carolyn J Barrett
Heart failure is characterized by the loss of sympathetic innervation to the ventricles, contributing to impaired cardiac function and arrhythmogenesis. We hypothesized that renal denervation (RDx) would reverse this loss. Male Wistar rats underwent myocardial infarction (MI) or sham surgery and progressed into heart failure for four weeks before receiving bilateral RDx or sham RDx. After a further three weeks, left ventricular (LV) function was assessed and ventricular sympathetic nerve fibre density determined via histology...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052382/systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-vasoactive-drugs-for-the-treatment-of-hepatorenal-syndrome-type-1
#19
REVIEW
F J Gifford, J R Morling, J A Fallowfield
BACKGROUND: Hepatorenal syndrome type 1 (HRS1) is a functional, rapidly progressive, potentially reversible form of acute kidney injury occurring in patients with cirrhosis. Characterised by intense renal arterial vasoconstriction, it carries a very poor prognosis. There is a significant unmet need for a widely approved, safe and effective pharmacological treatment. AIM: To re-evaluate efficacy and safety of pharmacological treatments for HRS1, in the light of recently published randomised controlled trials (RCTs)...
January 4, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049949/differential-contribution-of-nerve-derived-noradrenaline-to-high-k-induced-contraction-depending-on-type-of-artery
#20
Hirotake Ishida, Shin-Ya Saito, Eita Hishinuma, Tomohisa Ishikawa
High K(+)-induced contraction of arterial smooth muscle is thought to be mediated by membrane depolarization and subsequent activation of voltage-dependent Ca(2+) channels (VDCCs). In line with this, this study found that contraction induced by 80 mM K(+) was almost abolished by nifedipine (1 µM), a VDCC inhibitor, in isolated rat aorta, and was markedly suppressed in the iliac artery. However, nifedipine (1 µM) only partially suppressed high K(+)-induced contraction in the tail artery. The contractions remaining in the arteries were further reduced by non-selective cation channel (NSCC) inhibitors, including 2-aminoethoxydiphenyl borate (2-APB) (100 µM), SK&F96365 (10 µM), and 3,4-dihydro-6,7-dimethoxy-α-phenyl-N,N-bis[2-(2,3,4-trimethoxyphenyl)ethyl]-1-isoquinolineacetamide hydrochloride (LOE908) (10 µM)...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
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