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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225480/nmda-receptor-subunit-and-camkii-changes-in-rat-hippocampus-by-congenital-hcmv-infection-a-mechanism-for-learning-and-memory-impairment
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De Wu, Li Yang, Xiaosong Bu, Jiulai Tang, Xiaocheng Fan
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of congenital human cytomegalovirus infection on the expression levels of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NRs) and Ca/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) in the hippocampal neurons of neonatal Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats. Pregnant SD rats were divided into an experimental group and a control group (n=10 in each group). Spatial learning and memory of the offspring of SD rats were evaluated using the Morris water-maze test. Pathological studies of hippocampus sections were carried out...
February 20, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225161/treatment-of-experimental-status-epilepticus-with-synergistic-drug-combinations
#2
Jerome Niquet, Roger Baldwin, Lucie Suchomelova, Lucille Lumley, Roland Eavey, Claude G Wasterlain
During status epilepticus (SE), synaptic γ-aminobutyric acid A receptors (GABAA Rs) become internalized and inactive, whereas spare N-methyl-d-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) assemble, move to the membrane, and become synaptically active. When treatment of SE is delayed, the number of synaptic GABAA Rs is drastically reduced, and a GABAA agonist cannot fully restore inhibition. We used a combination of low-dose diazepam (to stimulate the remaining GABAA Rs), ketamine (to mitigate the effect of the NMDAR increase), and valproate (to enhance inhibition at a nonbenzodiazepine site) to treat seizures in a model of severe cholinergic SE...
February 22, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224975/intraperitoneal-infusion-of-neutral-ph-superoxidized-solution-in-rats-evaluation-of-toxicity-and-complications-on-peritoneal-surface-and-liver
#3
Abbas Aras, Erbil Karaman, Serkan Yıldırım, Özkan Yılmaz, Remzi Kızıltan, Kamuran Karaman
BACKGROUND Superoxidized water (SOW) is known to be a potent disinfectant. The aim of this study was to evaluate the toxicity and complications on the peritoneal surface and liver after infusion of pH-neutral SOW into the peritoneal cavity of rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty Wistar-Albino rats weighing 250-300 g were randomly divided into 3 groups (10 rats/group). Group1 (control group) rats received single dose of 10 mg/kg saline solution intraperitoneally. Group 2 (single-dose group) rats received a single dose of 10 mg/kg pH-neutral SOW intraperitoneally...
February 22, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224616/critical-cholangiocarcinogenesis-control-by-cryptochrome-clock-genes
#4
Ali Mteyrek, Elisabeth Filipski, Catherine Guettier, Malgorzata Oklejewicz, Gijsbertus T J van der Horst, Alper Okyar, Francis Lévi
A coordinated network of molecular circadian clocks in individual cells generates 24-hour rhythms in liver metabolism and proliferation. Circadian disruption through chronic jet lag or Per2 clock gene mutation was shown to accelerate hepatocarcinoma development in mice. Since divergent effects were reported for clock genes Per and Cry regarding xenobiotic toxicity, we questioned the role of Cry1 and Cry2 in liver carcinogenesis. Male WT and Cry1(-/-) Cry2(-/-) mice (C57Bl/6 background) were chronically exposed to diethylnitrosamine (DEN) at ZT11...
February 22, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224418/dietary-restriction-reduces-blood-lipids-and-ameliorates-liver-function-of-mice-with-hyperlipidemia
#5
Hai-Tao Gao, Wen-Zhao Cheng, Qian Xu, Lin-Xiang Shao
Dietary restriction (DR) can delay senescence, prolong lifespan of mammals and improve their learning-memory activity. The purpose of the study was to explore the effects of DR on hypolipidemic action and liver function of mice with hyperlipidemia. To investigate these effects, hyperlipidemia mouse models were established with high-fat diet (HFD) (34% of energy), then randomly divided into HFD group, DR30% group and DR50% group. Mice in DR30% and DR50% group were respectively supplied with HFD as much as about 70% and 50% of the consumption of HFD in the mice of HFD group...
February 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224137/hmgb1-anti-hmgb1-antibodies-define-a-molecular-signature-of-early-stages-of-hiv-associated-neurocognitive-isorders-hand
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Marie-Lise Gougeon, Béatrice Poirier-Beaudouin, Jacques Durant, Christine Lebrun-Frenay, Héla Saïdi, Valérie Seffer, Michel Ticchioni, Stephane Chanalet, Helene Carsenti, Alexandra Harvey-Langton, Muriel Laffon, Jacqueline Cottalorda, Christian Pradier, Pierre Dellamonica, Matteo Vassallo
BACKGROUND: HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) persist in the post-HAART era, characterized by asymptomatic neurocognitive impairment (ANI) and mild neurocognitive disorders (MND). High mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) is a non-histone chromosomal protein widely expressed in the nucleus of all eukaryotic cells, including brain cells, which acts as a potent proinflammatory cytokine when actively secreted from immune cells. Recent reports suggested that HMGB1 acts on microglial cells to promote neuroinflammation...
February 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223978/function-and-regulation-of-the-c4-dicarboxylate-transporters-in-campylobacter-jejuni
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Marc M S M Wösten, Chris H A van de Lest, Linda van Dijk, Jos P M van Putten
C4-dicarboxylates are important molecules for the human pathogen C.jejuni, as they are used as carbon and electron acceptor molecules, as sugars cannot be utilized by this microaerophilic organism. Based on the genome analysis, C. jejuni may possess five different C4-dicarboxylate transporters: DctA, DcuA, DcuB, and two homologs of DcuC. Here, we investigated the regulation and function of various C4-dicarboxylate transporters in C. jejuni. Transcription of the dctA and dcuC homologs is constitutive, while dcuA and dcuB are both directly regulated by the two-component RacR/RacS system in response to limited oxygen availability and the presence of nitrate...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223913/neuromorphic-implementation-of-attractor-dynamics-in-a-two-variable-winner-take-all-circuit-with-nmdars-a-simulation-study
#8
Hongzhi You, Da-Hui Wang
Neural networks configured with winner-take-all (WTA) competition and N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR)-mediated synaptic dynamics are endowed with various dynamic characteristics of attractors underlying many cognitive functions. This paper presents a novel method for neuromorphic implementation of a two-variable WTA circuit with NMDARs aimed at implementing decision-making, working memory and hysteresis in visual perceptions. The method proposed is a dynamical system approach of circuit synthesis based on a biophysically plausible WTA model...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223808/n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-antibody-could-be-a-cause-of-catatonic-symptoms-in-psychiatric-patients-case-reports-and-methods-for-detection
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Ko Tsutsui, Takashi Kanbayashi, Manabu Takaki, Yuki Omori, Yumiko Imai, Seiji Nishino, Keiko Tanaka, Tetsuo Shimizu
The symptoms of catatonia have been reported to be similar to the initial symptoms of anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis. Subsequently, this autoimmune limbic encephalitis has been noticed by many psychiatrists. For a differential diagnosis of catatonic state, it is important to detect anti-NMDAR encephalitis. This encephalitis is expected to be in remission by early detection and treatment. We should be more cautious about catatonic symptoms of schizophrenia. When a patient is suspected of having encephalitis, we should screen for anti-NMDAR antibodies in cerebrospinal fluid samples using a cell-based assay...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223747/the-advantage-of-cyclosporine-a-and-methotrexate-rotational-therapy-in-long-term-systemic-treatment-for-chronic-plaque-psoriasis-in-a-real-world-practice
#10
Chong Won Choi, Bo Ri Kim, Jungyoon Ohn, Sang Woong Youn
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease. In the treatment of psoriasis, cyclosporine is commonly prescribed systemic agents. However, long-term use of cyclosporine is not recommended because of side effects such as nephrotoxicity or hypertension. OBJECTIVE: To ascertain the improved safety of rotational therapy using cyclosporine and methotrexate, we investigated the frequency of abnormal results in laboratory test after long term rotational therapy using cyclosporine and methotrexate...
February 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223727/remote-ischemic-perconditioning-prevents-liver-transplantation-induced-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats-role-of-ros-rns-and-enos
#11
Ning He, Jun-Jun Jia, Jian-Hui Li, Yan-Fei Zhou, Bing-Yi Lin, Yi-Fan Peng, Jun-Jie Chen, Tian-Chi Chen, Rong-Liang Tong, Li Jiang, Hai-Yang Xie, Lin Zhou, Shu-Sen Zheng
AIM: To investigate the underlying mechanisms of the protective role of remote ischemic perconditioning (RIPerC) in rat liver transplantation. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to sham, orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT), ischemic postconditioning (IPostC) or RIPerC. After 3 h reperfusion, blood samples were taken for measurement of alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, creatinine (Cr) and creatinine kinase-myocardial band (CK-MB). The liver lobes were harvested for the following measurements: reactive oxygen species (ROS), H2O2, mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨm) and total nitric oxide (NO)...
February 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223348/immunoactive-clostridial-membrane-vesicle-production-is-regulated-by-a-sporulation-factor
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Nozomu Obana, Ryoma Nakao, Kyoko Nagayama, Kouji Nakamura, Hidenobu Senpuku, Nobuhiko Nomura
Recently, many Gram-positive bacteria as well as gram-negative bacteria have been reported to produce MVs, but little is known regarding the regulators involved in MV formation. We found that a Gram-positive anaerobic pathogen, Clostridium perfringens, produces MVs predominantly containing membrane proteins and cell wall components. These MVs stimulated pro-inflammatory cytokine production in mouse macrophage-like cells. We suggested that MVs induced IL-6 production through the TLR2 signaling pathway. Thus, the MV could have a role in the bacteria-host interaction and bacterial infection pathogenesis...
February 21, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222697/magnesium-sulphate-attenuate-remifentanil-induced-postoperative-hyperalgesia-via-regulating-tyrosine-phosphorylation-of-the-nr2b-subunit-of-the-nmda-receptor-in-the-spinal-cord
#13
Jiehao Sun, Hai Lin, Guodong He, Wendong Lin, Jianping Yang
BACKGROUND: Remifentanil induced hyperalgesia (RIH) is characterized by stimulation evoked pain including allodynia and thermal hyperalgesia after remifentanil infusion. N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor was reported to be involved in the progress of RIH. We hypothesized that intrathecal MgSO4 could relieve hyperalgesia after remifentanil infusion via regulating phosphorylation of NMDA receptor NR2B subunit activity in this study. METHODS: Thirty two rats were randomly allocated into control group, model of RIH group, RIH plus 100ug MgSO4 group, RIH plus 300ug MgSO4 group...
February 21, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222646/effectiveness-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-and-serum-liver-enzyme-measurement-in-detection-and-classification-of-blunt-liver-trauma
#14
Da-Wei Zhao, Meng Tian, Le-Tian Zhang, Tao Li, Jie Bi, Jia-Ying He, Ying-Ying Zhang
Objective This study was performed to identify the correlation between contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and contrast-enhanced multidetector computed tomography (CE-MDCT) as well as the correlation between serum liver enzyme concentrations and CE-MDCT in classification of the severity of blunt hepatic trauma using CE-MDCT as a reference standard. Materials and methods A blunt liver trauma model was created using 20 rabbits, and CE-MDCT, CEUS, and serum liver enzyme assays were performed. A radiologist and an ultrasound physician independently evaluated the degree of liver trauma...
February 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222314/systematic-variation-of-the-benzenesulfonamide-part-of-the-glun2a-selective-nmda-receptor-antagonist-tcn-201
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Sebastian L Müller, Julian A Schreiber, Dirk Schepmann, Nathalie Strutz-Seebohm, Guiscard Seebohm, Bernhard Wünsch
GluN2A subunit containing N-methyl-d-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) are highly involved in various physiological processes in the central nervous system, but also in some diseases, such as anxiety, depression and schizophrenia. However, the role of GluN2A subunit containing NMDARs in pathological processes is not exactly elucidated. In order to obtain potent and selective inhibitors of GluN2A subunit containing NMDARs, the selective negative allosteric modulator 2 was systematically modified at the benzenesulfonamide part...
February 14, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222249/are-non-invasive-fibrosis-markers-for-chronic-hepatitis-b-reliable-in-sub-saharan-africa
#16
Hailemichael Desalegn, Hanna Aberra, Nega Berhe, Svein Gunnar Gundersen, Asgeir Johannessen
BACKGROUND: In the absence of liver biopsy, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends non-invasive tests, such as APRI (aspartate aminotransferase to platelet ratio index) and FIB-4, to assess liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). However, these tests are not well validated in sub-Saharan Africa. Recently, a new marker, GPR (gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase to platelet ratio), was found to be more accurate in an African setting, but this needs confirmation in other cohorts...
February 21, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222226/arctic-ground-squirrel-hippocampus-tolerates-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-independent-of-hibernation-season-even-when-not-hibernating-and-after-atp-depletion-acidosis-and-glutamate-efflux
#17
Saurav Bhowmick, Jeanette T Moore, Daniel L Kirschner, Kelly L Drew
Cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) triggers a cascade of uncontrolled cellular processes that perturb cell homeostasis. The arctic ground squirrel (AGS), a seasonal hibernator resists brain damage following cerebral I/R caused by cardiac arrest and resuscitation. However, it remains unclear if tolerance to I/R injury in AGS depends on the hibernation season. Moreover, it is also not clear if events such as depletion of ATP, acidosis and glutamate efflux that are associated with anoxic depolarization are attenuated in AGS...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222150/polymorphisms-and-features-of-cytomegalovirus-ul144-and-ul146-in-congenitally-infected-neonates-with-hepatic-involvement
#18
Gangqiang Guo, Liang Zhang, Sisi Ye, Yingying Hu, Baoqing Li, Xiangwei Sun, Chenchen Mao, Jianfeng Xu, Yiping Chen, Lifang Zhang, Xiangyang Xue
Human cytomegalovirus is a significant agent of hepatic involvement in neonates. In this study, we investigated the polymorphisms and features of the viral genes UL144 and UL146 as well as their significance to congenital hepatic involvement. In 79 neonates with congenital cytomegalovirus infection and hepatic involvement, full length UL144 and UL146 were successfully amplified in 73.42% and 60.76% of cases, respectively. Sequencing indicated that both genes were hypervariable. Notably, UL144 genotype B was highly associated with aspartate aminotransferase (P = 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221789/raman-spectroscopy-reveals-selective-interactions-of-cytochrome-c-with-cardiolipin-that-correlate-with-membrane-permeability
#19
Jay P Kitt, David A Bryce, Shelley D Minteer, Joel M Harris
Permeabilization of the outer mitochondrial membrane is an integral step in apoptosis. The resulting release of pro-apoptotic signaling proteins leads to cell destruction through activation of the cysteine-aspartic protease (caspase) cascade. However, the mechanism of outer mitochondrial membrane (OMM) permeabilization remains unclear. It was recently shown that cytochrome c can induce pore formation in cardiolipin-containing phospholipid membranes leading to large dextran and protein permeability. In this work, the interaction of cytochrome c with cardiolpin-containing phospholipid vesicles, serving as models of the OMM, is investigated to probe cytochrome c-induced permeability...
February 21, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220676/cho-cells-adapted-to-inorganic-phosphate-limitation-show-higher-growth-and-higher-pyruvate-carboxylase-flux-in-phosphate-replete-conditions
#20
Vishwanathgouda Maralingannavar, Dharmeshkumar Parmar, Tejal Pant, Chetan Gadgil, Venkateswarlu Panchagnula, Mugdha Gadgil
Inorganic phosphate (Pi ) is an essential ion involved in diverse cellular processes including metabolism. Changes in cellular metabolism upon long term adaptation to Pi limitation have been reported in E. coli. Given the essential role of Pi , adaptation to Pi limitation may also result in metabolic changes in animal cells. In this study, we have adapted CHO cells producing recombinant IgG to limiting Pi conditions for 75 days. Not surprisingly, adapted cells showed better survival under Pi limitation. Here, we report the finding that such cells also showed better growth characteristics compared to control in batch culture replete with Pi (higher peak density and integral viable cell density), accompanied by a lower specific oxygen uptake rate and cytochrome oxidase activity towards the end of exponential phase...
February 21, 2017: Biotechnology Progress
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