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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210958/does-global-astrocytic-calcium-signaling-participate-in-awake-brain-state-transitions-and-neuronal-circuit-function
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Celia Kjaerby, Rune Rasmussen, Mie Andersen, Maiken Nedergaard
We continuously need to adapt to changing conditions within our surrounding environment, and our brain needs to quickly shift between resting and working activity states in order to allow appropriate behaviors. These global state shifts are intimately linked to the brain-wide release of the neuromodulators, noradrenaline and acetylcholine. Astrocytes have emerged as a new player participating in the regulation of brain activity, and have recently been implicated in brain state shifts. Astrocytes display global Ca(2+) signaling in response to activation of the noradrenergic system, but whether astrocytic Ca(2+) signaling is causative or correlative for shifts in brain state and neural activity patterns is not known...
February 16, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209424/changes-in-sympathetic-neurovascular-function-following-spinal-cord-injury
#2
Hussain Al Dera, James A Brock
The effects of spinal cord injury (SCI) on sympathetic neurovascular transmission have generally been ignored. This review describes changes in sympathetic nerve-mediated activation of arterial vessels to which ongoing sympathetic activity has been reduced or silenced following spinal cord transection in rats. In all vessels studied in rats, SCI markedly enhanced their contractile responses to nerve activity. However, the mechanisms that augment neurovascular transmission differ between the rat tail artery and mesenteric artery...
February 11, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209389/physical-stability-of-highly-concentrated-injectable-drugs-solutions-used-in-intensive-care-units
#3
M Closset, J D Hecq, L Soumoy, J Simar, E Gonzalez, L Charlet, C Declave, P Gillet, L Galanti
BACKGROUND: The intensive care department of the institution use drug solutions within higher concentration to avoid fluid overload. The purpose of the study is to prove the physical stability of different injectable drugs within high concentration (amiodarone 25mg/mL, isosorbide 0.60mg/mL, lorazepam 0.16mg/mL, noradrenalin 0.120 and 0.240mg/mL, salbutamol 0.06mg/mL and sodium valproate 12mg/mL) to ensure the patients safety. METHODS: Five of 30 or 50mL polypropylene syringes were prepared for each solution under aseptic conditions and stored at room temperature...
February 13, 2017: Annales Pharmaceutiques Françaises
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202248/possible-role-of-adrenoceptors-in-the-hypothalamic-paraventricular-nucleus-in-corticotropin-releasing-factor-induced-sympatho-adrenomedullary-outflow-in-rats
#4
Shoshiro Okada, Naoko Yamaguchi
AIMS: A functional interaction between the corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) system and noradrenergic neurons in the brain has been suggested. In the present study, we investigated the interrelationship between the central CRF-induced elevation of plasma catecholamines and adrenoceptor activation in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus (PVN) using urethane-anesthetized rats. MAIN METHODS: In rats under urethane anesthesia, a femoral venous line was inserted for infusion of saline, and a femoral arterial line was inserted for collecting blood samples...
February 9, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195341/left-ventricular-systolic-function-is-associated-to-sympathetic-nervous-activity-and-markers-of-inflammation-in-cirrhosis
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Raquel Yotti, Cristina Ripoll, Yolanda Benito, Maria Vega Catalina, Jaime Elízaga, Diego Rincón, Francisco Fernández-Avilés, Javier Bermejo, Rafael Bañares
: An accurate evaluation of cardiac function in patients with cirrhosis remains a challenge. We used robust echocardiographic indices to characterize LV systolic function and its relationship to activation of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and inflammation in 59 patients cirrhosis and 59 age-matched controls. Aditionally, in eleven patients we withdrew betablockers and diuretics and used phenylephrine and albumin infusion to evaluate the response to acute afterload and preload changes (interventional substudy)...
February 13, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188763/hiv-antiretroviral-drug-efavirenz-induces-anxiety-like-and-depression-like-behavior-in-rats-evaluation-of-neurotransmitter-alterations-in-the-striatum
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Giuliana Ignácio Teixeira Cavalcante, Adriano José Maia Chaves Filho, Maria Isabel Linhares, Camila Nayane de Carvalho Lima, Edith Teles Venâncio, Emiliano Ricardo Vasconcelos Rios, Francisca Cléa Florenço de Souza, Silvânia Maria Mendes Vasconcelos, Danielle Macêdo, Marta Maria de França Fonteles
Efavirenz (EFV) is an effective antiretroviral drug with a favorable pharmacokinetic profile and widely used in combination regimens to treat HIV infection. However, there are major concerns about the safety of this drug. Patients treated with EFV often experience neuropsychiatric adverse effects, which frequently lead to switching to alternative EFV-free regimens. The mechanisms involved in the central action of EFV are intrinsically unclear. Thus, this study aimed to investigate the effects of acute and subchronic (2 weeks) EFV administration in a series of behavioral tests for anxiety-like and depression-like behavior in healthy rats...
February 7, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188762/effects-of-the-5-ht6-receptor-antagonist-idalopirdine-on-extracellular-levels-of-monoamines-glutamate-and-acetylcholine-in-the-rat-medial-prefrontal-cortex
#7
Arne Mørk, Rasmus Vinther Russell, Inge E M de Jong, Gennady Smagin
Idalopirdine (Lu AE58054) is a high affinity and selective antagonist for the human serotonin 5-HT6 receptor (Ki 0.83nM) in phase III development for mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease as an adjunct therapy to acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AChEIs). We have studied the effects of idalopirdine on extracellular levels of monoamines, glutamate and acetylcholine in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) of freely-moving rats using microdialysis. Idalopirdine (10mg/kg p.o.) increased extracellular levels of dopamine, noradrenaline and glutamate in the mPFC and showed a trend to increase serotonin levels...
February 7, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187351/identifying-binding-modes-of-two-synthetic-derivatives-of-adrenalin-to-the-%C3%AE-2c-adrenoceptor-by-using-molecular-modeling-insights-into-the-%C3%AE-2c-adrenoceptor-activation
#8
Samira Gholami, A Khalegh Bordbar, Amir Lohrasebi
Although, α2C adrenergic receptor (AR) mediates a number of physiological functions in vivo and has great therapeutic potential, the absence of its crystal structure is a major difficulty in the activation mechanism studies and drug design endeavors. Here, a homology model of α2C AR has been presented by means of multiple sequence alignment. The used templates were the latest crystal structures of the other ARs (Protein Data Bank IDs: 2R4R, 2RH1, 4GPO, 3P0G, 4BVN and 4LDO) that have 38.4% identity with the query...
February 2, 2017: Biophysical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185047/histaminergic-h1-and-h2-receptors-mediate-the-effects-of-propofol-on-the-noradrenalin-inhibited-neurons-in-rat-ventrolateral-preoptic-nucleus
#9
Yang Liu, Yu Zhang, Kun Qian, Lin Zhang, Tian Yu
The ventrolateral preoptic nucleus is a sleep-promoting nucleus located in the basal forebrain. A commonly used intravenous anesthetic, propofol, had been reported to induce sleep spindles and augment the firing rate of neurons in ventrolateral preoptic nucleus, but the underlining mechanism is yet to be known. By using patch clamp recording on neuron in acute brain slice, present study tested if histaminergic H1 and H2 receptors play a role in the effect of propofol on the noradrenalin-inhibited neurons in ventrolateral preoptic nucleus...
February 9, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174689/characterization-of-murine-polyspecific-monoamine-transporters
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Yamato Miura, Takeo Yoshikawa, Fumito Naganuma, Tadaho Nakamura, Tomomitsu Iida, Anikó Kárpáti, Takuro Matsuzawa, Asuka Mogi, Ryuichi Harada, Kazuhiko Yanai
The dysregulation of monoamine clearance in the central nervous system occurs in various neuropsychiatric disorders, and the role of polyspecific monoamine transporters in monoamine clearance is increasingly highlighted in recent studies. However, no study to date has properly characterized polyspecific monoamine transporters in the mouse brain. In the present study, we examined the kinetic properties of three mouse polyspecific monoamine transporters [organic cation transporter 2 (Oct2), Oct3, and plasma membrane monoamine transporter (Pmat)] and compared the absolute mRNA expression levels of these transporters in various brain areas...
February 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168106/untargeted-metabolomics-approach-for-unraveling-robust-biomarkers-of-nutritional-status-in-fasted-gilthead-sea-bream-sparus-aurata
#11
Ruben Gil-Solsona, Jaime Nácher-Mestre, Leticia Lacalle-Bergeron, Juan Vicente Sancho, Josep Alvar Calduch-Giner, Félix Hernández, Jaume Pérez-Sánchez
A metabolomic study has been performed to identify sensitive and robust biomarkers of malnutrition in farmed fish, using gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) as a model. The metabolomic fingerprinting of serum from fasted fish was assessed by means of ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled to quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry. More than 15,000 different m/z ions were detected and Partial Least Squares-Discriminant analysis allowed a clear differentiation between the two experimental groups (fed and 10-day fasted fish) with more than 90% of total variance explained by the two first components...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159574/subthalamic-nucleus-deep-brain-stimulation-on-motor-symptoms-of-parkinson-s-disease-focus-on-neurochemistry
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REVIEW
A Stefani, V Trendavilof, C Liguori, E Fedele, S Galati
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has become a standard therapy for Parkinson's disease (PD) and it is also currently under investigation for other neurological and psychiatric disorders. Although many scientific, clinical and ethical issues are still unresolved, DBS delivered into the subthalamic nucleus (STN) has improved the quality of life of several thousands of patients. The mechanisms underlying STN-DBS have been debated extensively in several reviews; less investigated are the biochemical consequences, which are still under scrutiny...
January 31, 2017: Progress in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159434/-and-if-it-happened-to-children-adapting-medical-care-during-terrorist-attacks-with-multiple-pediatric-victims
#13
L Alix-Séguin, N Lodé, G Orliaguet, E Chamorro, F Kerroué, C Lorge, A Moreira
In light of the recent terrorist attacks in Europe, we need to reconsider the organization of rescue and medical management and plan for an attack involving multiple pediatric victims. To ensure quick surgical management, but also to minimize risk for on-site teams (direct threats from secondary terrorist attacks targeting deployed emergency services), it is crucial to evacuate patients in a swift but orderly fashion. Children are vulnerable targets in terrorist attacks. Their anatomical and physiological characteristics make it likely that pediatric victims will suffer more brain injuries and require more, often advanced, airway management...
January 31, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154077/homer1a-drives-homeostatic-scaling-down-of-excitatory-synapses-during-sleep
#14
Graham H Diering, Raja S Nirujogi, Richard H Roth, Paul F Worley, Akhilesh Pandey, Richard L Huganir
Sleep is an essential process that supports learning and memory by acting on synapses through poorly understood molecular mechanisms. Using biochemistry, proteomics, and imaging in mice, we find that during sleep, synapses undergo widespread alterations in composition and signaling, including weakening of synapses through removal and dephosphorylation of synaptic AMPA-type glutamate receptors. These changes are driven by the immediate early gene Homer1a and signaling from group I metabotropic glutamate receptors mGluR1/5...
February 3, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153394/effects-of-dorsal-hippocampus-catecholamine-depletion-on-paired-associates-learning-and-place-learning-in-rats
#15
Corinna Roschlau, Wolfgang Hauber
Growing evidence suggests that the catecholamine (CA) neurotransmitters dopamine and noradrenaline support hippocampus-mediated learning and memory. However, little is known to date about which forms of hippocampus-mediated spatial learning are modulated by CA signaling in the hippocampus. Therefore, in the current study we examined the effects of 6-hydroxydopamine-induced CA depletion in the dorsal hippocampus on two prominent forms of hippocampus-based spatial learning, that is learning of object-location associations (paired-associates learning) as well as learning and choosing actions based on a representation of the context (place learning)...
January 31, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150304/effects-of-fluid-restriction-on-measures-of-circulatory-efficacy-in-adults-with-septic-shock
#16
P B Hjortrup, N Haase, J Wetterslev, T Lange, H Bundgaard, B S Rasmussen, N Dey, E Wilkman, L Christensen, D Lodahl, M Bestle, A Perner
BACKGROUND: The haemodynamic consequences of fluid resuscitation in septic shock have not been fully elucidated. Therefore, we assessed circulatory effects in the first 24 h of restriction of resuscitation fluid as compared to standard care in intensive care unit (ICU) patients with septic shock. METHODS: This was a post-hoc analysis of the multicentre CLASSIC randomised trial in which patients with septic shock, who had received the initial fluid resuscitation, were randomised to a protocol restricting resuscitation fluid or a standard care protocol in nine ICUs...
February 1, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149418/the-role-of-adrenomedullin-in-cardiovascular-response-to-exercise-a-review
#17
Krzysztof Krzeminski
Adrenomedullin (ADM), the product of the vascular endothelial and smooth muscle cells, and cardiomyocytes, is considered to be a local factor controlling vascular tone, cardiac contractility and renal sodium excretion. The aim of this article was to review the existing data on the effect of different types of exercise on plasma ADM concentration in healthy men. The results of studies on the effect of dynamic exercise on the plasma ADM are contradictory. Some authors reported an increase in plasma ADM, while others showed a slight decrease or did not observe any changes...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140412/a-conformational-study-of-protonated-noradrenaline-by-uv-uv-and-ir-dip-double-resonance-laser-spectroscopy-combined-with-an-electrospray-and-a-cold-ion-trap-method
#18
Hiromichi Wako, Shun-Ichi Ishiuchi, Daichi Kato, Géraldine Féraud, Claude Dedonder-Lardeux, Christophe Jouvet, Masaaki Fujii
The conformer-selected ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) spectra of protonated noradrenaline were measured using an electrospray/cryogenic ion trap technique combined with photo-dissociation spectroscopy. By comparing the UV photo dissociation (UVPD) spectra with the UV-UV hole burning (HB) spectra, it was found that five conformers coexist under ultra-cold conditions. Based on the spectral features of the IR dip spectra of each conformer, two different conformations on the amine side chain were identified...
January 31, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137258/ancient-coexistence-of-norepinephrine-tyramine-and-octopamine-signaling-in-bilaterians
#19
Philipp Bauknecht, Gáspár Jékely
BACKGROUND: Norepinephrine/noradrenaline is a neurotransmitter implicated in arousal and other aspects of vertebrate behavior and physiology. In invertebrates, adrenergic signaling is considered absent and analogous functions are performed by the biogenic amines octopamine and its precursor tyramine. These chemically similar transmitters signal by related families of G-protein-coupled receptors in vertebrates and invertebrates, suggesting that octopamine/tyramine are the invertebrate equivalents of vertebrate norepinephrine...
January 30, 2017: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137184/soy-peptide-ingestion-augments-the-synthesis-and-metabolism-of-noradrenaline-in-the-mouse-brain
#20
Haruka Imai, Kazuki Moriyasu, Akane Nakahata, Motohiro Maebuchi, Takashi Ichinose, Shigeki Furuya
To examine whether edible peptide intake affects neurotransmitter metabolism in the brain, we evaluated the effect of peptides derived from soy proteins or fish collagen on free amino acids and monoamines in the mouse brain. Ingestion of soy peptides led to markedly higher levels of tyrosine, a catecholamine precursor, in the serum, and cerebral cortex compared to those following ingestion of vehicle alone or collagen peptides. Soy peptide ingestion also effectively increased 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenylethyleneglycol and normetanephrine, the principal metabolites of noradrenaline, in the cerebral cortex, hippocampus, and brainstem, whereas collagen peptides did not exert such effects...
January 30, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
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