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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148061/endocannabinoids-modulate-gq-11-protein-coupled-receptor-agonist-induced-vasoconstriction-via-a-negative-feedback-mechanism
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Olga Karpińska, Marta Baranowska-Kuczko, Monika Kloza, Hanna Kozłowska
OBJECTIVES: The endocannabinoid (eCB) system centrally and peripherally regulates cardiovascular parameters, including blood pressure, in health and disease. The relationship between Gq/11 protein-coupled receptor activation, regulation of eCBs release (mainly 2-arachidonoylglycerol) and subsequent CB1 receptor activation was initially observed in the central nervous system. Here, we review the latest findings from systemic physiological studies which include for the first time data from pulmonary arteries...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146975/disturbance-in-plasma-metabolic-profile-in-different-types-of-human-cytomegalovirus-induced-liver-injury-in-infants
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Wei-Wei Li, Jin-Jun Shan, Li-Li Lin, Tong Xie, Li-Li He, Yan Yang, Shou-Chuan Wang
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection in infants is a global problem and the liver is a target organ of HCMV invasion. However, the mechanism by which HCMV causes different types of liver injury is unclear, and there are many difficulties in the differential diagnosis of HCMV infantile cholestatic hepatopathy (ICH) and extrahepatic biliary atresia (EHBA). We established a non-targeted gas chromatography-mass spectrometry metabolomics method in conjunction with orthogonal partial least squares-discriminate analysis based on 127 plasma samples from healthy controls, and patients with HCMV infantile hepatitis, HCMV ICH, and HCMV EHBA to explore the metabolite profile of different types of HCMV-induced liver injury...
November 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138105/adrenergic-receptor-agonists-modulation-of-dopaminergic-and-non-dopaminergic-neurons-in-the-ventral-tegmental-area
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Kamil Pradel, Tomasz Blasiak, Wojciech B Solecki
The ventral tegmental area (VTA) neuronal population consists of dopaminergic (DAergic) and non-DAergic neurons (mainly GABAergic), the activity of which is intertwined with VTA behavioural functions. Both DAergic and GABAergic neurons in the VTA have been shown to express adrenergic receptors (ARs) and respond to AR stimulation. The aim of the present study was to demonstrate the effects of selective AR agonists on DAergic and non-DAergic neuronal activity in the central and lateral parts of the VTA using in vivo electrophysiological recording combined with microiontophoretic drug application in anaesthetized rats...
November 11, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134498/vasoplegic-shock-treated-with-methylene-blue-complicated-by-severe-serotonin-syndrome
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Betty S Chan, Therese Becker, Angela L Chiew, Ahmed M Abdalla, Tom A Robertson, Xin Liu, Michael S Roberts, Nicholas A Buckley
INTRODUCTION: Management of severe vasoplegic shock in overdose can be very challenging. We describe a case of severe refractory vasodilatory shock in poisoning where methylene blue (MB) was used with success. However, the patient subsequently developed severe Serotonin Syndrome (SS) as a result of an interaction between serotonergic drugs and MB. CASE REPORT: A 15-year-old male developed severe vasoplegic shock 1.5 hours after overdosing on several different medications including quetiapine slow release, quetiapine immediate release, desvenlafaxine slow release, venlafaxine, amlodipine, ramipril, fluoxetine, promethazine and lithium...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Toxicology: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132094/antidepressants-for-irritable-bowel-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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Agnieszka Kułak-Bejda, Grzegorz Bejda, Napoleon Waszkiewicz
BACKGROUND: According to the multifactorial etiology of Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), psychological factors play an important role. It is possible that antidepressant therapy may be more effective for patients with IBS. The aim of this study was a systematic review of the best available antidepressant therapies for IBS. METHODS: The databases Medline, PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register for randomized controlled trials were searched for studies published before September 2016...
June 3, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131548/diversity-of-thermogenic-capacity-predicts-divergent-obesity-susceptibility-in-a-wild-rodent
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Xue-Ying Zhang, Wei Shen, Ding-Zhen Liu, De-Hua Wang
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study was to examine whether wild rodents exhibit diverse obesity susceptibility and what factors predispose subjects to this divergence in response to a high-fat diet (HFD). METHODS: Sixty male and female Brandt's voles (Lasiopodomys brandtii) were fed an HFD for 8 weeks, and the upper (obesity prone [OP]) and lower (obesity resistant [OR]) one-third for mass gain were selected. Energy budgets and pathologic changes were measured...
November 13, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128909/central-noradrenergic-activity-affects-analgesic-effect-of-neuropeptide-s
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Kei Jinushi, Tetsuya Kushikata, Takashi Kudo, Girolamo Calo, Remo Guerrini, Kazuyoshi Hirota
BACKGROUND: Neuropeptide S (NPS) is an endogenous neuropeptide controlling anxiolysis, wakefulness, and analgesia. NPS containing neurons exist near to the locus coeruleus (LC) involved in the descending anti-nociceptive system. NPS interacts with central noradrenergic neurons; thus brain noradrenergic signaling may be involved in NPS-induced analgesia. We tested NPS analgesia in noradrenergic neuron-lesioned rats using a selective LC noradrenergic neurotoxin, N-(2-chloroethyl)-N-ethyl-2-bromobenzylamine (DSP-4)...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128414/mapping-of-the-prenatal-and-postnatal-methamphetamine-effects-on-d1-like-dopamine-m1-and-m2-muscarinic-receptors-in-rat-central-nervous-system
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Vladimir Farar, Paulina Valuskova, Maria Sevcikova, Jaromir Myslivecek, Romana Slamberova
Methamphetamine (MA) is worldwide known drug with high potential for addiction that causes dopamine, noradrenaline and serotonin release. MA is also able to increase acetylcholine levels in adult rodents. The aim of this study was to map changes in D1-like dopamine receptors (DR), M1 and M2 muscarinic receptors (MR), and the total number of MR (M1-M5 MR) in the CNS of rats exposed to MA prenatally and in adulthood. Rat mothers were exposed to MA (5mg/kg s.c.) or saline during the entire gestation period and their male offspring were administered in adulthood with single MA (1mg/kg) or saline injection...
November 9, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126628/effect-of-transportation-on-the-sympatho-adrenal-system-responses-in-horses
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Pietro Medica, Giuseppe Bruschetta, Cristina Cravana, Adriana Ferlazzo, Esterina Fazio
The objective of current study was to evaluate the effect of transportation stress on the circulating adrenaline (A), noradrenaline (NA) and dopamine (DA) responses of stallions, according to the different distances. Forty-two stallions were studied before and after road transportation of 100, 200 and 300km, for a period of 1-3h. An increase in plasma A after 100km (P<0.001) was observed. A similar result was seen in plasma NA after 100km (P<0.001), and 300km (P<0.001). Increases in plasma DA after 100 and 200km (P<0...
October 25, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125001/hypoxia-due-to-positive-pressure-ventilation-in-edwards-syndrome-a-case-report
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Sun Kyung Hoon, Seung-Woo Kang, Sang-Hyun Kwak, Joungmin Kim
Edwards' syndrome also known as trisomy 18 is a congenital disorder associated with cardiovascular issues including ventricular septal defect (VSD), atrial septal defect (ASD) and patent duct arteriosus (PDA). An emergency colostomy was performed on a neonate born with an imperforate anus. Pre-operative transthoracic echocardiography showed presence of VSD, a patent foramen ovale (PFO) or ASD. Even though the baby had a good general condition and optimal peripheral oxygen saturation (SpO2), during positive pressure ventilation, she suffered severe hypoxia (50% SpO2)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118839/acute-angle-closure-glaucoma-a-potential-blind-spot-in-critical-care
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Anna Petsas, George Chapman, Richard Stewart
We report a case of a 69-year-old gentleman who developed an acutely painful eye with loss of visual acuity whilst on the critical care unit. He was admitted three days previously with an infective exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease requiring invasive mechanical ventilation. In addition, he received intravenous antibiotics, steroids, nebulised bronchodilators and intravenous aminophylline, together with noradrenaline for blood pressure support. On development of visual symptoms, an emergency ophthalmology review diagnosed acute angle closure glaucoma...
August 2017: J Intensive Care Soc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116368/n-acetyl-cysteine-reverses-bio-behavioural-changes-induced-by-prenatal-inflammation-adolescent-methamphetamine-exposure-and-combined-challenges
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Twanette Swanepoel, Marisa Möller, Brian Herbert Harvey
RATIONALE: Schizophrenia is associated with prenatal inflammation and/or postnatal stressors such as drug abuse, resulting in immune-redox dysfunction. Antioxidants may offer therapeutic benefits. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to investigate N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) as a therapeutic antioxidant to reverse schizophrenia-like bio-behavioural changes in rats exposed to maternal immune activation (MIA), adolescent methamphetamine (MA) or a combination thereof...
November 8, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111577/applications-of-acupuncture-therapy-in-modulating-plasticity-of-central-nervous-system
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Ling-Yong Xiao, Xue-Rui Wang, Ye Yang, Jing-Wen Yang, Yan Cao, Si-Ming Ma, Tian-Ran Li, Cun-Zhi Liu
OBJECTIVE: Acupuncture is widely applied for treatment of various neurological disorders. This manuscript will review the preclinical evidence of acupuncture in mediating neural plasticity, the mechanisms involved. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched acupuncture, plasticity, and other potential related words at the following sites: PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), and VIP information data base. The following keywords were used: acupuncture, electroacupuncture, plasticity, neural plasticity, neuroplasticity, neurogenesis, neuroblast, stem cell, progenitor cell, BrdU, synapse, synapse structure, synaptogenesis, axon, axon regeneration, synaptic plasticity, LTP, LTD, neurotrophin, neurotrophic factor, BDNF, GDNF, VEGF, bFGF, EGF, NT-3, NT-4, NT-5, p75NTR, neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, norepinephrine, noradrenaline, dopamine, monamine...
November 7, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108985/serotonergic-neurons-mediate-the-anxiolytic-effect-of-l-dopa-neuronal-correlates-in-the-amygdala
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Emilie Faggiani, Frederic Naudet, Marcus L F Janssen, Yasin Temel, Abdelhamid Benazzouz
Anxiety in Parkinson's disease is a comorbid non-motor symptom that alters the quality of life of patients. Its neuronal substrates and those of l-Dopa treatment are still poorly known. Using different combinations of monoaminergic system lesions in the rat, we addressed the contribution of these systems in the efficacy of l-DOPA on anxiety and on the neuronal activity of basolateral amygdala (BLA), a brain structure involved in anxiety. Anxiety, locomotor activity and motor performance were assessed using the elevated plus maze, the open field and the skinner box, respectively...
November 3, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108378/preoperative-risk-factors-for-massive-blood-loss-in-adrenalectomy-for-pheochromocytoma
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Hongju Liu, Bin Li, Xuerong Yu, Yuguang Huang
Background: This retrospective analysis of patients who underwent adrenalectomy for pheochromocytoma aimed to determine preoperative risk factors for intraoperative massive blood loss. Preoperative identification of patients at high-risk of massive blood loss may be helpful in anesthesia management and preoperative preparation. Materials and Methods: The study involved data of 268 patients who had undergone pheochromocytoma surgery at the Peking Union Medical College Hospital between January 1, 2013 and October 31, 2016...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107952/hereditary-angioedema-assessing-the-hypothesis-for-underlying-autonomic-dysfunction
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Maddalena A Wu, Francesco Casella, Francesca Perego, Chiara Suffritti, Nada Afifi Afifi, Eleonora Tobaldini, Andrea Zanichelli, Chiara Cogliati, Nicola Montano, Marco Cicardi
BACKGROUND: Attacks of Hereditary Angioedema due to C1-inhibitor deficiency (C1-INH-HAE)are often triggered by stressful events/hormonal changes. OBJECTIVE: Our study evaluates the relationship between autonomic nervous system (ANS) and contact/complement system activation. METHODS: Twenty-three HAE patients (6 males, mean age 47.5±11.4 years) during remission and 24 healthy controls (8 males, mean age 45.3±10.6 years) were studied. ECG, beat-by-beat blood pressure, respiratory activity were continuously recorded during rest (10') and 75-degrees-head-up tilt (10')...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107702/intra-nasal-dopamine-alleviates-cognitive-deficits-in-tgdisc1-rats-which-overexpress-the-human-disc1-gene
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An-Li Wang, Benedetta Fazari, Owen Y Chao, Susanne Nikolaus, Svenja V Trossbach, Carsten Korth, Fernando J Sialana, Gert Lubec, Joseph P Huston, Claudia Mattern, Maria Angelica de Souza Silva
The Disrupted-in-Schizophrenia 1 (DISC1) gene has been associated with mental illnesses such as major depression and schizophrenia. The transgenic DISC1 (tgDISC1) rat, which overexpresses the human DISC1 gene, is known to exhibit deficient dopamine (DA) homeostasis. To ascertain whether the DISC1 gene also impacts cognitive functions, 14-15 months old male tgDISC1 rats and wild-type controls were subjected to the novel object preference (NOP) test and the object-based attention test (OBAT) in order to assess short-term memory (1 h), long-term memory (24 h), and attention...
October 28, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107024/relaxant-effect-of-the-prostacyclin-analogue-iloprost-on-isolated-human-radial-artery-an-approach-for-the-reversal-of-graft-spasm
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Ersoy Engin, F İlkay Alp Yildirim, Deniz Kalelі Durman, Suat Nail Ömeroğlu, Deniz Göksedef, Önder Teskіn, Ozan Onur Balkanay, Gökhan İpek, B Sönmez Uydeş Doğan
Radial artery graft spasm in the perioperative or postoperative period of coronary bypass surgery necessitates urgent treatment due to risk of graft failure and mortality. Herein, we evaluated the effect of iloprost, a prostacyclin (PGI2) analogue, against the contractions produced by noradrenaline and potassium chloride on isolated human radial artery. Following the determination of endothelial and vascular relaxing capacities of the arteries, iloprost (10(-9)M-10(-6)M) was cumulatively applied on rings precontracted submaximally with the spasmogens...
October 26, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106496/transplantation-of-brown-adipose-tissue-inhibits-atherosclerosis-in-apoe-mice-contribution-of-the-activated-fgf-21-adiponectin-axis
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Masakazu Kikai, Hiroyuki Yamada, Noriyuki Wakana, Kensuke Terada, Keita Yamamoto, Naotoshi Wada, Shinichiro Motoyama, Makoto Saburi, Takeshi Sugimoto, Daisuke Irie, Taku Kato, Hiroyuki Kawahito, Takehiro Ogata, Satoaki Matoba
Aims: Brown adipose tissue (BAT) has been identified as an endocrine organ that maintains metabolic homeostasis; however, the effects on atherosclerosis remain undefined. Here, we investigated the effect of experimental BAT transplantation on atherosclerosis. Methods and Results: Interscapular BAT was dissected from 12-week-old wild-type mice and transplanted into the visceral cavity of 12-week-old apoE-/- mice. Oil-red O staining of whole aortas after 3 months of a high-cholesterol diet showed a significant decrease in atherosclerotic lesion area in BAT-transplanted mice by 20% compared with the sham control mice...
November 2, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101602/garcinia-mangostana-linn-displays-antidepressant-like-and-pro-cognitive-effects-in-a-genetic-animal-model-of-depression-a-bio-behavioral-study-in-the-flinders-sensitive-line-rat
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Inge Oberholzer, Marisa Möller, Brendan Holland, Olivia M Dean, Michael Berk, Brian H Harvey
There is abundant evidence for both disorganized redox balance and cognitive deficits in major depressive disorder (MDD). Garcinia mangostana Linn (GM) has anti-oxidant activity. We studied the antidepressant-like and pro-cognitive effects of raw GM rind in Flinders Sensitive Line (FSL) rats, a genetic model of depression, following acute and chronic treatment compared to a reference antidepressant, imipramine (IMI). The chemical composition of the GM extract was analysed for levels of α- and γ-mangostin...
November 3, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
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