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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539820/bifidobacterium-pseudocatenulatum-cect-7765-supplementation-restores-altered-vascular-function-in-an-experimental-model-of-obese-mice
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María D Mauricio, Eva Serna, María Leonor Fernández-Murga, Jesica Portero, Martín Aldasoro, Soraya L Valles, Yolanda Sanz, José M Vila
Aims.Bifidobacterium pseudocatenulatum CECT 7765 improves metabolic and immunological altered functions in high fat fed mice, however little is known about the effects of potential probiotics on vascular reactivity. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of a potential probiotic strain, Bifidobacterium pseudocatenulatum CECT 7765, on vascular response in obese mice. Methods. Aorta samples were obtained from mice, which were divided into three groups: a control group, receiving a standard diet; an obese group, receiving a high-fat diet; and an obese group receiving high-fat diet and a daily dose of B...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536692/wistar-kyoto-female-rats-are-more-susceptible-to-develop-sugar-binging-a-comparison-with-wistar-rats
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Helena Papacostas-Quintanilla, Víctor Manuel Ortiz-Ortega, Carolina López-Rubalcava
The hedonic component of the feeding behavior involves the mesolimbic reward system and resembles addictions. Nowadays, the excessive consumption of sucrose is considered addictive. The Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rat strain is prone to develop anxiety and addiction-like behavior; nevertheless, a lack of information regarding their vulnerability to develop sugar binging-like behavior (SBLB) and how it affects the reward system persist. Therefore, the first aim of the present study was to compare the different predisposition of two rat strains, Wistar (W) and WKY to develop the SBLB in female and male rats...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533888/neuroprotective-effects-of-melatonin-administration-against-chronic-immobilization-stress-in-rats
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Asmaa Ms Gomaa, Heba M Galal, Amal T Abou-Elgait
Chronic stress can impair brain functions and play a well-known role in the development of stress-related disorders such as anxiety. Melatonin (Mel) is a neurohormone which regulate several physiological processes including mood and behavior. This experimental study was designed to evaluate the effect of Mel on chronic immobilization stress (CIS) for 6 weeks in rats and to elucidate its possible underlying mechanisms. Twenty-eight adult male Wistar albino rats were divided into four equal groups: the control group, the Mel-treated group which was injected daily with Mel (10 mg/kg/day; IP) for 6 weeks, the stressed group which was subjected to CIS protocol daily for 6 weeks, and the Mel-treated stressed group which was injected with Mel and concurrently exposed to CIS protocol for 6 weeks...
2017: International Journal of Physiology, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527719/involvement-of-serotonin-in-the-ventral-tegmental-area-in-thermoregulation-of-freely-moving-rats
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Takayuki Ishiwata, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Benjamin N Greenwood
We have recently reported that the serotonin (5-HT) projections from the midbrain's raphe nuclei that contains 5-HT cell bodies may play a role both in heat production and in heat loss. The purpose of the present study was to clarify the involvement of 5-HT in the ventral tegmental area (VTA), where 5-HT is suggested to participate in thermoregulation, using the combined methods of telemetry, microdialysis, and high performance liquid chromatography, with a special emphasis on regulation of the body temperature (Tb) in freely moving rats...
May 17, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527056/pathogenesis-of-chronic-cluster-headache-and-bouts-role-of-tryptamine-arginine-metabolism-and-%C3%AE-1-agonists
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G D'Andrea, G Bussone, P Di Fiore, F Perini, A Gucciardi, A Bolner, M Aguggia, G Saracco, E Galloni, G Giordano, A Leon
The aim of this study was to explore the possible role of tryptamine in the pathogenesis of chronic cluster headache along with that of adrenaline and noradrenaline (α-agonists) together with arginine metabolism in the origin of cluster bouts. Plasma levels of tyramine, tryptamine, serotonin, 5-hydroxyindolacetic acid, noradrenalin, adrenalin and the markers of arginine metabolism such as arginine, homoarginine, citrulline, ADMA and NMMA, were measured in 23 chronic cluster headache patients (10 chronic cluster ab initio and 13 transformed from episodic cluster) and 28 control subjects...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523903/dopamine-and-noradrenaline-but-not-serotonin-in-the-human-claustrum-are-greatly-reduced-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-possible-functional-implications
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Harald H Sitte, Christian Pifl, Ali H Rajput, Heide Hörtnagl, Junchao Tong, George K Lloyd, Stephen J Kish, Oleh Hornykiewicz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520722/altered-detrusor-contractility-in-mptp-treated-common-marmosets-with-bladder-hyperreflexia
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Sara Pritchard, Michael J Jackson, Atsuko Hikima, Lisa Lione, Christopher D Benham, K Ray Chaudhuri, Sarah Rose, Peter Jenner, Mahmoud M Iravani
Bladder hyperreflexia is a common non-motor feature of Parkinson's disease. We now report on the contractility of the isolated primate detrusor strips devoid of nerve input and show that following MPTP, the amplitude and frequency of spontaneous contraction was increased. These responses were unaffected by dopamine D1 and D2 receptor agonists A77636 and ropinirole respectively. Contractions by exogenous carbachol, histamine or ATP were similar and no differences in the magnitude of noradrenaline-induced relaxation were seen in detrusor strip obtained from normal and MPTP-treated common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520696/an-ovine-model-of-hyperdynamic-endotoxemia-and-vital-organ-metabolism
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Liam Byrne, Nchafatso G Obonyo, Sara Diab, Kimble Dunster, Margaret Passmore, Ai Ching Boon, Louise See Hoe, Karen Hay, Frank Van Haren, John-Paul Tung, Louise Cullen, Kiran Shekar, Kathryn Maitland, John F Fraser
BACKGROUND: Animal models of endotoxemia are frequently used to understand the pathophysiology of sepsis and test new therapies. However, important differences exist between commonly used experimental models of endotoxemia and clinical sepsis. Animal models of endotoxemia frequently produce hypodynamic shock in contrast to clinical hyperdynamic shock. This difference may exaggerate the importance of hypoperfusion as a causative factor in organ dysfunction. This study sought to develop an ovine model of hyperdynamic endotoxemia and assess if there is evidence of impaired oxidative metabolism in the vital organs...
May 17, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514831/hypericum-perforatum-extract-attenuates-behavioral-biochemical-and-neurochemical-abnormalities-in-aluminum-chloride-induced-alzheimer-s-disease-rats
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Zheng Cao, Fan Wang, Chunyu Xiu, Jian Zhang, Yanfei Li
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive and ultimately fatal neurodegenerative diseases. Aluminum, a neurotoxic metal, is considered as the pathological hallmark and contributing factor of AD. Hypericum perforatum extract (HPE) is a neuroprotective agent that can prevent neurodegenerative pathologies through antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and regulating neurotransmitter release in animal model of neuropathy. The present study aimed to identify the potential neuroprotective of HPE on AlCl3-induced AD rats...
May 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499898/antidepressant-drugs-for-beta-amyloid-induced-depression-a-new-standpoint
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Schiavone Stefania, Tucci Paolo, Mhillaj Emanuela, Bove Maria, Trabace Luigia, Morgese Maria Grazia
Mounting evidence suggests that depression represents a risk factor and an early manifestation of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Neuropsychiatric symptoms may derive from neurobiological changes in specific brain areas and may be considered prodromal of dementia. We have previously reported the depressive-like profile in rats receiving a single intracerebroventricular injection of soluble amyloid beta protein (ßA). Here, we verified the effect of different classes of antidepressants on the ßA-induced depressive behavior and on cortical monoamine levels...
May 9, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498273/effects-of-preoperative-psychological-interventions-on-catecholamineand-cortisol-levels-after-surgery-in-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-patients-the-randomized-controlled-psy-heart-trial
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Stefan Salzmann, Frank Euteneuer, Johannes A C Laferton, Charlotte J Auer, Meike C Shedden-Mora, Manfred Schedlowski, Rainer Moosdorf, Winfried Rief
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether preoperative psychological interventions targeting patients' expectations are capable of influencing the biological stress response after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and could thus improve recovery after heart surgery. METHODS: Randomized controlled trial with assessments 10 days before surgery, post-psychological intervention (day of hospital admission, but before surgery), postoperative (6-8 days later) and at follow-up (6 months after surgery)...
May 12, 2017: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494911/levosimendan-does-not-provide-mortality-benefit-over-dobutamine-in-adult-patients-with-septic-shock-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Sulagna Bhattacharjee, Kapil D Soni, Souvik Maitra, Dalim K Baidya
OBJECTIVES: Despite of advancement in intensive care medicine, sepsis and septic shock carry a high mortality. Levosimendan, an inodilator, may be promising for septic shock patients with myocardial dysfunction; however, firm evidence is lacking. In this meta- analysis of randomized controlled trials, levosimendan has been compared with dobutamine in adult patients with sepsis and septic shock. DESIGN: Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Intensive-care unit...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489001/noradrenaline-blockade-specifically-enhances-metacognitive-performance
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Tobias U Hauser, Micah Allen, Nina Purg, Michael Moutoussis, Geraint Rees, Raymond J Dolan
Impairments in metacognition, the ability to accurately report one's performance, are common in patients with psychiatric disorders, where a putative neuromodulatory dysregulation provides the rationale for pharmacological interventions. Previously, we have shown how unexpected arousal modulates metacognition (Allen et al., 2016). Here, we report a double-blind, placebo-controlled, study that examined specific effects of noradrenaline and dopamine on both metacognition and perceptual decision making. Signal theoretic analysis of a global motion discrimination task with adaptive performance staircasing revealed that noradrenergic blockade (40 mg propranolol) significantly increased metacognitive performance (type-II area under the curve, AUROC2), but had no impact on perceptual decision making performance...
May 10, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488261/use-of-tramadol-in-psychiatric-care-a-comprehensive-review-and-report-of-two-cases
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Ansgar Rougemont-Bücking, Franziska Gamma, Jaak Panksepp
Tramadol is widely prescribed for treating acute and chronic forms of pain. It is a weak mu-receptor opioid agonist and also increases concentrations of serotonin and noradrenaline within the limbic system of the brain. The therapeutic range of tramadol is relatively wide. Compared with other opioid agonists, there is little risk for developing tolerance and for abuse. Recent models of depression emphasise the subjective experience of a depressive mood as being, in part, a psychologically painful state. It is well established that psychological stress due to social separation/loss, disruption or be-trayal of pre-existent significant interpersonal bonds is mediated by the activation of the mammalian PANIC (separation-distress) system...
May 10, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485844/neuropeptides-and-neurotransmitters-that-modulate-thalamo-cortical-pathways-relevant-to-migraine-headache
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Rodrigo Noseda, David Borsook, Rami Burstein
Dynamic thalamic regulation of sensory signals allows the cortex to adjust better to rapidly changing behavioral, physiological, and environmental demands. To fulfill this role, thalamic neurons must themselves be subjected to constantly changing modulatory inputs that originate in multiple neurochemical pathways involved in autonomic, affective, and cognitive functions. This review defines a chemical framework for thinking about the complexity of factors that modulate the response properties of relay trigeminovascular thalamic neurons...
May 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477375/oral-l-tyrosine-supplementation-augments-the-vasoconstriction-response-to-whole-body-cooling-in-older-adults
#16
James A Lang, Kevin A Smaller
L-tyrosine is the primary substrate for noradrenaline biosynthesis within sympathetic axon terminals. Under stressful conditions requiring increased catecholamine production, axonal L-tyrosine concentration may limit the full expression of the sympathetic effector response and this may be particularly evident in older adults. We hypothesize that oral L-tyrosine supplementation will increase the sympathetic response to whole-body cooling and muscle metaboreflex activation. In a randomized, double-blind design, eleven young (Y = 24 ± 1 years) and eleven older (O = 68 ± 4 years) participants ingested either 150 mg kg(-1) of L-tyrosine or placebo prior to commencing 30 minutes of whole-body cooling to induce a gradual decline in skin temperature from 34 to 30...
May 5, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477359/inhibitory-effect-of-the-urothelium-lamina-propria-on-female-porcine-urethral-contractility-effect-of-age
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Oladayo Seun Folasire, Russ Chess-Williams, Donna Jayne Sellers
The urethral uroepithelium has been implicated in urethral sensation and maintenance of continence. However, relatively little is known about the function of the urethral urothelium compared with that of the bladder. The aim of the study was to examine the role of the urothelium/lamina propria on contractility of the porcine urethra, along with the influence of nitric oxide, prostaglandins and ageing. Porcine urethral tissues, intact and denuded of urothelium/lamina propria, were mounted in tissue baths and contractions to noradrenaline, phenylephrine and carbachol obtained...
May 6, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473232/age-related-changes-in-immunoreactivity-for-dopamine-%C3%AE-hydroxylase-in-carotid-body-glomus-cells-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
#18
Kouki Kato, Seigo Fushuku, Yoshio Yamamoto
The purpose of this study was to investigate immunoreactivity for dopamine β-hydroxylase (DBH) and tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) in carotid body (CB) glomus cells in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR/Izm) at 4 (prehypertensive stage), 8 (early stage of developmental hypertension), 12 (later stage of developmental hypertension), and 16weeks of age (established hypertensive stage). Age-matched Wistar Kyoto rats (WKY/Izm) were used as controls. Staining properties for TH were similar between both strains at each age...
April 28, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472693/salivary-alpha-amylase-and-noradrenaline-responses-to-corticotropin-releasing-hormone-administration-in-humans
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Liubov Petrakova, Karoline Boy, Lisa Mittmann, Lars Möller, Harald Engler, Manfred Schedlowski
Salivary alpha-amylase (sAA) is a digestive enzyme mainly responsible for the hydrolysis of starch and glycogen in the oral cavity. Since the secretion of sAA is largely under the control of the sympathetic nervous system, sAA activity is also considered to be a non-invasive marker of sympathetic activation. However, the direct association between sAA activity and other sympathetic parameters remains questionable. Therefore, we employed the corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) stimulation test to pharmacologically activate the sympathetic nervous system and to analyze plasma noradrenaline response together with sAA activity...
May 1, 2017: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469071/tetrahydrobiopterin-activates-brown-adipose-tissue-and-regulates-systemic-energy-metabolism
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Yasuo Oguri, Yoshihito Fujita, Abulizi Abudukadier, Akiko Ohashi, Tsuyoshi Goto, Futoshi Furuya, Akio Obara, Toru Fukushima, Naomi Matsuo, Minji Kim, Masaya Hosokawa, Teruo Kawada, Hiroyuki Hasegawa, Nobuya Inagaki
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is a central organ that acts to increase energy expenditure; its regulatory factors could be clinically useful in the treatment of obesity. Tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) is an essential cofactor of tyrosine hydroxylase and nitric oxide synthase (NOS). Although BH4 regulates the known regulatory factors of BAT, such as noradrenaline (NA) and NO, participation of BH4 in BAT function remains unclear. In the present study, we investigate the role of BH4 in the regulation of BAT. Hph-1 mice, a mouse model of BH4 deficiency, exhibit obesity, adiposity, glucose intolerance, insulin resistance, and impaired BAT function...
May 4, 2017: JCI Insight
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