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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037828/chemogenetic-modulation-of-cholinergic-interneurons-reveals-their-regulating-role-on-the-direct-and-indirect-output-pathways-from-the-striatum
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Patrick Aldrin-Kirk, Andreas Heuer, Daniella Rylander Ottosson, Marcus Davidsson, Bengt Mattsson, Tomas Björklund
The intricate balance between dopaminergic and cholinergic neurotransmission in the striatum has been thoroughly difficult to characterize. It was initially described as a seesaw with a competing function of dopamine versus acetylcholine. Recent technical advances however, have brought this view into question suggesting that the two systems work rather in concert with the cholinergic interneurons (ChIs) driving dopamine release. In this study, we have utilized two transgenic Cre-driver rat lines, a choline acetyl transferase ChAT-Cre transgenic rat and a novel double-transgenic tyrosine hydroxylase TH-Cre/ChAT-Cre rat to further elucidate the role of striatal ChIs in normal motor function and in Parkinson's disease...
October 13, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749900/increase-of-autonomic-nerve-factors-in-epicardial-ganglionated-plexi-during-rapid-atrial-pacing-induced-acute-atrial-fibrillation
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Yang Li, Yan-Mei Lu, Xian-Hui Zhou, Ling Zhang, Yao-Dong Li, Jiang-Hua Zhang, Qiang Xing, Bao-Peng Tang
BACKGROUND The cardiac autonomic nervous system plays an essential role in epicardial ganglionated plexi (GP) regulation of atrial fibrillation onset and progression. To date, the activity of GP and the function of the cardiac autonomic nervous system are not well understood. The aim of this study was to determine alterations in epicardial GP cholinergic nerve, adrenergic nerve, and nerve growth factor expression using rapid atrial pacing to induce atrial fibrillation in canines. MATERIAL AND METHODS Nine healthy adult beagles were divided into two groups: the pacing experimental group (n=6) and the sham-operation control group (n=3)...
July 27, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717348/the-synergistic-effect-of-microwave-radiation-and-hypergravity-on-rats-and-the-intervention-effect-of-rana-sylvatica-le-conte-oil
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Wei Sun, Yudan Yang, Hongmei Yu, Luowei Wang, Su Pan
AIM: The phenomena of hypergravity and microwave radiation are widespread, which cause more and more concern for the hazards to human health. The aim of this study was to investigate the synergistic effect of microwave radiation and hypergravity on rats and observe the protective effect of Rana sylvatica Le conte oil. METHODS: Rats were exposed to microwave radiation and hypergravity, and the rat weight, the climbing pole height, serum enzyme activities, blood urea nitrogen concentration, and total antioxidant capacity were detected...
April 2017: Dose-response: a Publication of International Hormesis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656644/activation-of-gsk-3-disrupts-cholinergic-homoeostasis-in-nucleus-basalis-of-meynert-and-frontal-cortex-of-rats
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Yue Wang, Qing Tian, En-Jie Liu, Li Zhao, Jie Song, Xin-An Liu, Qing-Guo Ren, Xia Jiang, Juan Zeng, Yu-Tao Yang, Jian-Zhi Wang
The cholinergic impairment is an early marker in Alzheimer's disease (AD), while the mechanisms are not fully understood. We investigated here the effects of glycogen synthase kinse-3 (GSK-3) activation on the cholinergic homoeostasis in nucleus basalis of Meynert (NBM) and frontal cortex, the cholinergic enriched regions. We activated GSK-3 by lateral ventricular infusion of wortmannin (WT) and GF-109203X (GFX), the inhibitors of phosphoinositol-3 kinase (PI3-K) and protein kinase C (PKC), respectively, and significantly decreased the acetylcholine (ACh) level via inhibiting choline acetyl transferase (ChAT) rather than regulating acetylcholinesterase (AChE)...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472866/innervation-of-the-syrinx-of-the-zebra-finch-taeniopygia-guttata
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Macarena Faunes, João F Botelho, J Martin Wild
In songbirds, the learning and maintenance of song is dependent on auditory feedback, but little is known about the presence or role of other forms of sensory feedback. Here, we studied the innervation of the avian vocal organ, the syrinx, in the zebra finch. Using a combination of immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence and neural tracing with subunit B of cholera toxin (CTB), we analysed the peripheral and central endings of the branch of the hypoglossal nerve that supplies the syrinx, the tracheosyringeal nerve...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300775/protective-effects-of-fucoidan-on-a%C3%AE-25-35-and-d-gal-induced-neurotoxicity-in-pc12-cells-and-d-gal-induced-cognitive-dysfunction-in-mice
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Hengyun Wei, Zixiang Gao, Luping Zheng, Cuili Zhang, Zundong Liu, Yazong Yang, Hongming Teng, Lin Hou, Yuling Yin, Xiangyang Zou
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a chronic neurodegenerative disease which contributes to memory loss and cognitive decline in the elderly. Fucoidan, extracted from brown algae, is a complex sulfated polysaccharide and potential bioactive compound. In this study, we investigated whether fucoidan protects PC12 cells from apoptosis induced by a combination of beta-amyloid 25-35 (Aβ25-35) and d-galactose (d-Gal), and improves learning and memory impairment in AD model mice. The results indicated that fucoidan could inhibit the release of cytochrome c from the mitochondria to cytosol and activation of caspases, and increase the expression of apoptosis inhibitor proteins (IAPs), including livin and X-linked IAP (XIAP) in PC12 cells damaged by Aβ25-35 and d-Gal-induction...
March 16, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279752/novel-spiroimidazopyridine-derivative-sak3-improves-methimazole-induced-cognitive-deficits-in-mice
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Husain Noreen, Yasushi Yabuki, Kohji Fukunaga
Methimazole (MMI) is a first-line therapy used to manage hyperthyroidism and Graves' disease. Despite its therapeutic benefit, chronic MMI administration can lead to hypothyroidism and perturb brain homeostasis in patients, resulting in neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression and cognitive dysfunction. We recently developed the spiroimidazopyridine derivative SAK3 as cognitive enhancer; however, mechanisms underlying its activity remained unclear. Here, we show that SAK3 potentially improves cognitive impairment seen following MMI-induced hypothyroidism...
March 7, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256666/neuroprotective-effects-of-phytosterol-esters-against-high-cholesterol-induced-cognitive-deficits-in-aged-rat
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Xu Rui, Li Wenfang, Cheng Jing, Chen Meng, Ding Chengcheng, Xu Jiqu, Rong Shuang
Accumulating epidemiological and experimental studies have confirmed that a high-cholesterol diet is detrimental to cognitive performance in animal models. Phytosterols, a class of naturally occurring structural components in plant foods, have been demonstrated to possess cholesterol-lowering and antioxidant effects. Phytosterol esters (PSE) are esters of phytosterol. The aim of this study was to evaluate the neuroprotective effects of PSE on cognitive deficit induced by a cholesterol-enriched diet in aged rats, and to explore their underlying mechanisms for these effects...
March 22, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193530/calcium-binding-protein-secretagogin-characterizes-novel-groups-of-interneurons-in-the-rat-striatum
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Toshio Kosaka, Seiko Yasuda, Katsuko Kosaka
In the rat striatum numerous secretagogin (SCGN) positive neurons were scattered. They were heterogeneous in their morphological and chemical properties. We examined the colocalization of SCGN with known four interneuron markers, parvalbumin (PV), calretinin (CR), nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and choline acetyl transferase (ChAT). 60-70% of SCGN positive striatal neurons contained either PV or CR or ChAT, but none contained NOS. On the other hand the remaining 30-40% expressed none of these markers, most of which were GAD positive...
February 11, 2017: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163215/vegf-alleviates-als-csf-induced-cytoplasmic-accumulations-of-tdp-43-and-fus-tls-in-nsc-34-cells
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Shubham Shantanu, K Vijayalakshmi, S Shruthi, B K Chandrasekhar Sagar, T N Sathyaprabha, A Nalini, Trichur R Raju, Phalguni Anand Alladi
Cytoplasmic mislocalisation and aggregation of TDP-43 and FUS/TLS proteins in spinal motor neurons contribute to the pathogenesis of the highly fatal disorder amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). We investigated the neuroprotective effect of VEGF on expression of these proteins in the motor neuronal cell line NSC-34 modelled to reminisce sporadic form of ALS. We studied the expression of TDP-43 and FUS/TLS proteins after exposure to ALS-CSF and following VEGF supplementation by quantitative confocal microscopy and electron microscopy...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629890/purmorphamine-as-a-shh-signaling-activator-small-molecule-promotes-motor-neuron-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-cultured-on-nanofibrous-pcl-scaffold
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Naghmeh Bahrami, Mohammad Bayat, Abdolreza Mohamadnia, Mehrdad Khakbiz, Meysam Yazdankhah, Jafar Ai, Somayeh Ebrahimi-Barough
There is variety of stem cell sources but problems in ethical issues, contamination, and normal karyotype cause many limitations in obtaining and using these cells. The cells in Wharton's jelly region of umbilical cord are abundant and available stem cells with low immunological incompatibility, which could be considered for cell replacement therapy. Small molecules have been presented as less expensive biologically active compounds that can regulate different developmental process. Purmorphamine (PMA) is a small molecule that, according to some studies, possesses certain differentiation effects...
September 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617773/brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-facilitates-functional-recovery-from-als-cerebral-spinal-fluid-induced-neurodegenerative-changes-in-the-nsc-34-motor-neuron-cell-line
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Shanmukha Shruthi, R Sumitha, Anu Mary Varghese, S Ashok, B K Chandrasekhar Sagar, T N Sathyaprabha, A Nalini, Boris W Kramer, Trichur R Raju, K Vijayalakshmi, Phalguni Anand Alladi
BACKGROUND: The survival of motor neurons is dependent upon neurotrophic factors both during childhood and adolescence and during adult life. In disease conditions, such as in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the mRNA levels of trophic factors like brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2), and vascular endothelial growth factor are downregulated. This was replicated in our in vivo experimental system following the injection of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) of sporadic ALS (ALS-CSF) patients...
2017: Neuro-degenerative Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27610087/changes-in-myocardial-composition-and-conduction-properties-in-rat-heart-failure-model-induced-by-chronic-volume-overload
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David Sedmera, Jan Neckar, Jiri Benes, Jana Pospisilova, Jiri Petrak, Kamil Sedlacek, Vojtech Melenovsky
Volume overload leads to development of eccentric cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure. In our previous report, we have shown myocyte hypertrophy with no fibrosis and decrease in gap junctional coupling via connexin43 in a rat model of aorto-caval fistula at 21 weeks. Here we set to analyze the electrophysiological and protein expression changes in the left ventricle and correlate them with phenotypic severity based upon ventricles to body weight ratio. ECG analysis showed increased amplitude and duration of the P wave, prolongation of PR and QRS interval, ST segment elevation and decreased T wave amplitude in the fistula group...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27386656/-preventive-effect-of-different-compatibilities-of-ramulus-cinnamomi-and-radix-paeomlae-alba-in-guizhi-decoction-on-cardiac-sympathetic-denervation-induced-by-6-ohda
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Ping Jiang, Du-fang Ma, Yue-hua Jiang, Jin-long Yang, Xiang-dong Xu, Xue Wang, Hai-qing Lin, Xiao Li
OBJECTIVE: To observe the preventive effect of different compatibilities of Ramulus Cinnamomi (RC) and Radix Paeomiae alba (RPA) in Guizhi Decoction (GZD) on neurotransmitters and their rate-limiting enzymes, and neurotrophic factors of cardiac sympathetic denervation model rats induced by 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA). METHODS: Totally 54 male Wistar rats were randomly divided into 6 groups, i.e., the blank control group, the model group, the methycobal group, the 2:1 (RC/RPA) Guishao group, the 1:2 Guishao group, and the 1:1 Guishao group, 9 in each group...
May 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27221247/choline-supplementation-improves-the-lipid-metabolism-of-intrauterine-growth-restricted-pigs
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Wei Li, Bo Li, Jiaqi Lv, Li Dong, Lili Zhang, Tian Wang
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of dietary choline supplementation on hepatic lipid metabolism and gene expression in finishing pigs with intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR). Using a 2 × 2 factorial design, eight normal birth weight (NBW) and eight IUGR weaned pigs were fed either a basal diet (NBW pigs fed a basal diet, NC; IUGR pigs fed a basal diet, IC) or a diet supplemented with two times more choline than the basal diet (NBW pigs fed a high-choline diet, NH; IUGR pigs fed a high-choline diet, IH) until 200 d of age...
May 22, 2016: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27147975/modulation-of-specific-sensory-cortical-areas-by-segregated-basal-forebrain-cholinergic-neurons-demonstrated-by-neuronal-tracing-and-optogenetic-stimulation-in-mice
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Irene Chaves-Coira, Natali Barros-Zulaica, Margarita Rodrigo-Angulo, Ángel Núñez
Neocortical cholinergic activity plays a fundamental role in sensory processing and cognitive functions. Previous results have suggested a refined anatomical and functional topographical organization of basal forebrain (BF) projections that may control cortical sensory processing in a specific manner. We have used retrograde anatomical procedures to demonstrate the existence of specific neuronal groups in the BF involved in the control of specific sensory cortices. Fluoro-Gold (FlGo) and Fast Blue (FB) fluorescent retrograde tracers were deposited into the primary somatosensory (S1) and primary auditory (A1) cortices in mice...
2016: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27027580/atrial-heterogeneous-autonomic-neural-remodeling-in-rabbits-with-experimental-atrial-fibrillation-and-the-effect-of-intervention-by-rosuvastatin
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Bei Zhang, Ximin Wang, Zhan Li, Weizong Wang, Yong Zhang, J U Liu, Yinglong Hou
BACKGROUND: The study aimed to observe the effects of pacing on the atrial effective refractory period (AERP), inducibility of atrial fibrillation (AF), and changes of atrial autonomic neural remodeling (ANR) by rosuvastatin intervention on the acute model of rapid-pacing-induced AF. METHODS: Thirty rabbits were randomly divided into a control group (C, n = 10), rapid-pacing group (P, n = 10), and rosuvastatin-intervention group (R, n = 10). AERP and inducibility of AF were measured for all groups...
June 2016: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26493465/ameliorative-potential-of-gingerol-promising-modulation-of-inflammatory-factors-and-lipid-marker-enzymes-expressions-in-hfd-induced-obesity-in-rats
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Parim Brahma Naidu, V V Sathibabu Uddandrao, Ramavat Ravindar Naik, Pothani Suresh, Balaji Meriga, Mustapha Shabana Begum, Rajesh Pandiyan, Ganapathy Saravanan
Obesity, generally linked to hyperlipidemia, has been occurring of late with distressing alarm and has now become a global phenomenon casting a huge economic burden on the health care system of countries around the world. The present study investigated the effects of gingerol over 30 days on the changes in HFD-induced obese rats in marker enzymes of lipid metabolism such as fatty-acid synthase (FAS), Acetyl CoA Carboxylase (ACC), Carnitine Palmitoyl Transferase-1(CPT-1), HMG co-A Reductase (HMGR), Lecithin Choline Acyl Transferase (LCAT) and Lipoprotein Lipase (LPL) and inflammatory markers (TNF-α and IL-6)...
January 5, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26457789/pro-nerve-growth-factor-in-the-ovary-and-human-granulosa-cells
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Sabine Meinel, Jan Blohberger, Dieter Berg, Ulrike Berg, Gregory A Dissen, Sergio R Ojeda, Artur Mayerhofer
BACKGROUND: Pro-nerve growth factor must be cleaved to generate mature NGF, which was suggested to be a factor involved in ovarian physiology and pathology. Extracellular proNGF can induce cell death in many tissues. Whether extracellular proNGF exists in the ovary and may play a role in the death of follicular cells or atresia was unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Immunohistochemistry of human and rhesus monkey ovarian sections was performed. IVF-derived follicular fluid and human granulosa cells were studied by RT-PCR, qPCR, Western blotting, ATP- and caspase-assays...
November 2015: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26453427/the-effect-of-caffeic-acid-phenethyl-ester-cape-on-metabolic-enzymes-including-acetylcholinesterase-butyrylcholinesterase-glutathione-s-transferase-lactoperoxidase-and-carbonic-anhydrase-isoenzymes-i-ii-ix-and-xii
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İlhami Gülçin, Andrea Scozzafava, Claudiu T Supuran, Hulya Akıncıoğlu, Zeynep Koksal, Fikret Turkan, Saleh Alwasel
Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) is an active component of honeybee propolis extracts. Carbonic anhydrases (CAs, EC 4.2.1.1) are widespread and intensively studied metalloenzymes present in higher vertebrates including humans as many diverse isoforms. Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) is responsible for acetyl choline (ACh) hydrolysis and plays a fundamental role in nerve impulse transmission by terminating the action of the ACh neurotransmitter at cholinergic synapses and neuromuscular junctions. Butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) is another enzyme abundantly present in the liver and released into blood in a soluble form...
December 2016: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
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