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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419244/resolvin-d1-and-d2-reverse-lipopolysaccharide-induced-depression-like-behaviors-through-the-mtorc1-signaling-pathway
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Satoshi Deyama, Yuka Ishikawa, Kotomi Yoshikawa, Kento Shimoda, Soichiro Ide, Masamichi Satoh, Masabumi Minami
Background: Resolvin D1 (RvD1) and D2 (RvD2) are bioactive lipid mediators that are generated from docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Although recent preclinical studies suggest that these compounds have antidepressant effects, their mechanisms of action remain unclear. Methods: We investigated mechanisms underlying the antidepressant effects of RvD1 and RvD2 in lipopolysaccharide (LPS; 0.8 mg/kg, i.p.)-induced depression model mice using a tail suspension test. Results: Intracerebroventricular (i...
April 13, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417664/low-dose-systemic-scopolamine-disrupts-context-conditioning-in-rats
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Laura Luyten, Shauni Nuyts, Tom Beckers
Cholinergic neurotransmission plays a key role in learning and memory. Prior research with rats indicated that a low dose of pre-training scopolamine (0.1 mg/kg), a cholinergic receptor antagonist, did not affect cued fear conditioning, but did block renewal when injected before extinguishing a conditioned tone, opening up opportunities to pharmacologically improve exposure therapy for anxiety patients. Before translating these findings to the clinic, it is important to carefully examine how scopolamine affects contextual fear memories...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413325/the-psychopharmacological-activities-of-vietnamese-ginseng-in-mice-characterization-of-its-psychomotor-sedative-hypnotic-antistress-anxiolytic-and-cognitive-effects
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Irene Joy I Dela Peña, Hee Jin Kim, Chrislean Jun Botanas, June Bryan de la Peña, Thi Hong Van Le, Minh Duc Nguyen, Jeong Hill Park, Jae Hoon Cheong
BACKGROUND: Panax vietnamensis Ha et Grushv. or Vietnamese ginseng (VG) is a recently discovered ginseng species. Studies on its chemical constituents have shown that VG is remarkably rich in ginseng saponins, particularly ocotillol saponins. However, the psychopharmacological effects of VG have not been characterized. Thus, in the present study we screened the psychopharmacological activities of VG in mice. METHODS: VG extract (VGE) was orally administered to mice at various dosages to evaluate its psychomotor (open-field and rota-rod tests), sedative-hypnotic (pentobarbital-induced sleeping test), antistress (cold swimming test), anxiolytic (elevated plus-maze test), and cognitive (Y-maze and passive-avoidance tests) effects...
April 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413319/black-ginseng-enriched-chong-myung-tang-extracts-improve-spatial-learning-behavior-in-rats-and-elicit-anti-inflammatory-effects-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Evelyn Saba, Da-Hye Jeong, Seong-Soo Roh, Seung-Hyung Kim, Sung-Dae Kim, Hyun-Kyoung Kim, Man-Hee Rhee
BACKGROUND: Chong-Myung-Tang (CMT) extract is widely used in Korea as a traditional herbal tonic for increasing memory capacity in high-school students and also for numerous body ailments since centuries. The use of CMT to improve the learning capacity has been attributed to various plant constituents, especially black ginseng, in it. Therefore, in this study, we have first investigated whether black ginseng-enriched CMT extracts affected spatial learning using the Morris water maze (MWM) test...
April 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412329/comparison-of-pro-amnesic-efficacy-of-scopolamine-biperiden-and-phencyclidine-by-using-passive-avoidance-task-in-cd-1-mice
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Natalia Malikowska, Kinga Sałat, Adrian Podkowa
INTRODUCTION: Memory disorders accompany numerous diseases and therapies, and this is becoming a growing medical issue worldwide. Currently, various animal models of memory impairments are available; however, many of them require high financial outlay and/or are time-consuming. A simple way to achieve an efficient behavioral model of cognitive disorders is to inject defined drug that has pro-amnesic properties. Since the involvement of cholinergic and glutamatergic neurotransmission in cognition is well established, the utilization of a nonselective muscarinic receptor antagonist, scopolamine (SCOP), a selective M1 muscarinic receptor antagonist, biperiden (BIP), and a non-competitive N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist, phencyclidine (PCP) seems to be reliable tools to induce amnesia...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411153/antagonism-of-muscarinic-acetylcholine-receptors-in-medial-prefrontal-cortex-disrupts-the-context-preexposure-facilitation-effect
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P A Robinson-Drummer, N A Heroux, M E Stanton
Cholinergic function plays a role in a variant of context fear conditioning known as the context preexposure facilitation effect (CPFE; Robinson-Drummer, Dokovna, Heroux, & Stanton, 2016). In the CPFE, acquisition of a context representation, the context-shock association, and expression of context fear occur across successive phases, usually 24hr apart. Systemic administration of scopolamine, a muscarinic acetylcholine receptor antagonist, prior to each phase (context preexposure, immediate-shock training, and testing) disrupts the CPFE in juvenile rats (Robinson-Drummer et al...
April 11, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400886/corneal-toxicity-following-exposure-to-asclepias-tuberosa
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Lauge Hjorth Mikkelsen, Hassan Hamoudi, Cigdem Altuntas Gül, Steffen Heegaard
PURPOSE: To present a case of corneal toxicity following exposure to milky plant latex from Asclepias tuberosa. METHODS: A 70-year-old female presented with blurred vision and pain in her left eye after handling an Ascepias tuberosa. Clinical examination revealed a corneal stromal oedema with small epithelial defects. The corneal endothelium was intact and folds in Descemets membrane were observed. The oedema was treated with chloramphenicol, dexamethasone and scopolamine...
2017: Open Ophthalmology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398193/mitochondrial-involvement-in-memory-impairment-induced-by-scopolamine-in-rats
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Maylin Wong-Guerra, Javier Jiménez-Martin, Gilberto L Pardo-Andreu, Luis A Fonseca-Fonseca, Diogo O Souza, Adriano M de Assis, Jeney Ramirez-Sanchez, Roberto Menéndez-Soto Del Valle, Yanier Nuñez-Figueredo
OBJECTIVE: Scopolamine (SCO) administration to rats induces molecular features of AD and other dementias, including impaired cognition, increased oxidative stress, and imbalanced cholinergic transmission. Although mitochondrial dysfunction is involved in different types of dementias, its role in cognitive impairment induced by SCO has not been well elucidated. The aim of this work was to evaluate the in vivo effect of SCO on different brain mitochondrial parameters in rats to explore its neurotoxic mechanisms of action...
April 11, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397666/-acute-monosymptomatic-anisocoria-after-removing-a-scopolamine-patch-from-a-patient
#9
Jeppe Bakkestrøm Rosenbæk
Acute anisocoria requires timely examination to rule out intracranial pathology. This case report describes a 34-year-old nurse who experienced blurred vision and unilateral mydriasis. She had no other complaints, and neurological examinations were normal. Shortly before, she had removed a scopolamine (hyoscine) patch from a patient and had following inadvertently rubbed her eye. The symptoms remitted completely within 24 hours. Knowledge of this benign phenomenon is important in order to advise patients and caregivers when handling a scopolamine patch, and in order to avoid unnecessary investigations...
January 30, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387891/evaluation-of-the-postoperative-cognitive-dysfunction-in-elderly-patients-with-general-anesthesia
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Y-L Chi, Z-S Li, C-S Lin, Q Wang, Y-K Zhou
OBJECTIVE: The present study is aimed to study the neuron-specific enolase (NSE) and S100b proteins in the evaluation of postoperative cognitive dysfunction in elderly patients with general anesthesia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 142 aged patients, who were treated with transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) surgery under general anesthesia with propofol from June 2014 to December 2015, were randomly divided into two groups. The experiment group was given scopolamine butylbromide by intramuscular injection before the operation, while the control group had no preoperative intramuscular injection...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387362/discovery-of-new-muscarinic-acetylcholine-receptor-antagonists-from-scopolia-tangutica
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Nana Du, Yanfang Liu, Xiuli Zhang, Jixia Wang, Jianqiang Zhao, Jian He, Han Zhou, Lijuan Mei, Xinmiao Liang
Scopolia tangutica (S. tangutica) is a traditional Chinese medicinal plant used for antispasmodics, anesthesia, analgesia and sedation. Its pharmacological activities are mostly associated with the antagonistic activity at muscarinic acetylcholine receptors (mAchRs) of several known alkaloids such as atropine and scopolamine. With our recent identification of four hydroxycinnamic acid amides from S. tangutica, we hypothesized that this plant may contain previously unidentified alkaloids that may also contribute to its in vivo effect...
April 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386162/neuroprotective-and-antiamnesic-effects-of-mitragyna-inermis-willd-rubiaceae-on-scopolamine-induced-memory-impairment-in-mice
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David Bougolla Pahaye, Elisabeth Ngo Bum, Germain Sotoing Taïwé, Gwladys Temkou Ngoupaye, Neteydji Sidiki, Fleur Clarisse Okomolo Moto, Nadège Kouemou, Stephanie Jacqueline Kameni Njapdounke, Gisele Nkantchoua, Antoine Kandeda, Jean Pierre Omam Omam, Veronique Mairaira, Josiane Lucie Ojong
Aim. To assess memory improvement and neuroprotective and antioxidant effects of Mitragyna inermis (M. inermis) leaf decoction on the central nervous system. Methodology. Leaf decoction of M. inermis was tested on learning and memory in normal and scopolamine-induced cognitive impairment in mice using memory behavioral tests such as the Morris water maze, object recognition task, and elevated plus maze. Oxidative stress enzymes-catalase, superoxide dismutase, and the thiobarbituric acid reactive substance, a product of lipid peroxidation-were quantified...
2017: Behavioural Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371944/influence-of-light-temperature-and-macronutrients-on-growth-and-scopolamine-biosynthesis-in-duboisia-species
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Sophie Friederike Ullrich, Andreas Rothauer, Hansjörg Hagels, Oliver Kayser
Scopolamine is used in the pharmaceutical industry as a precursor in the organic synthesis of different classes of important active substances and is extracted in large scale from field grown Duboisia plants. Previous research revealed that plant growth as well as production of scopolamine and its derivatives varies strongly depending on abiotic factors. However, only a small amount of systematic research has been done on the influence of environmental conditions on scopolamine and biomass production, so far...
April 3, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371364/muscarinic-receptors-mediate-the-endocrine-disrupting-effects-of-an-organophosphorus-insecticide-in-zebrafish
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João Gabriel Santos da Rosa, Heloísa Helena de Alcântara Barcellos, Michele Fagundes, Cristiane Variani, Mainara Rossini, Fabiana Kalichak, Gessi Koakoski, Thiago Acosta Oliveira, Renan Idalencio, Rafael Frandoloso, Angelo L Piato, Leonardo José Gil Barcellos
The glucocorticoid cortisol, the end product of hypothalamus-pituitary-interrenal axis in zebrafish (Danio rerio), is synthesized via steroidogenesis and promotes important physiological regulations in response to a stressor. The failure of this axis leads to inability to cope with environmental challenges preventing adaptive processes in order to restore homeostasis. Pesticides and agrichemicals are widely used, and may constitute an important class of environmental pollutants when reach aquatic ecosystems and nontarget species...
April 3, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364689/label-free-pharmacological-profiling-based-on-dynamic-mass-redistribution-for-characterization-and-authentication-of-hazardous-natural-products
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Hui-Peng Song, Hong Wang, Xiaoai Zhao, Ling He, Huailing Zhong, Si-Qi Wu, Ping Li, Hua Yang
Natural products are becoming increasingly popular in multiple fields involving medicines, foods and beverages. However, due to the frequent occurrence of poisoning incidents, their toxicity and safety have caused a serious concern. Here we report a method of biosensor-based two-phase pharmacological profiling (BTPP) for discovery, monitor and control of receptor-targeted natural products. BTPP uses a resonant waveguide grating biosensor for label-free and non-invasive detection of intracellular dynamic mass redistribution (DMR), a phenomenon caused by protein relocalization after receptors receiving stimulation from toxicants...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351401/cognitive-enhancing-and-antioxidant-activities-of-the-aqueous-extract-from-markhamia-tomentosa-benth-k-schum-stem-bark-in-a-rat-model-of-scopolamine
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Radu Ionita, Paula Alexandra Postu, Galba Jean Beppe, Marius Mihasan, Brindusa Alina Petre, Monica Hancianu, Oana Cioanca, Lucian Hritcu
BACKGROUND: Plants of the genus Markhamia have been traditionally used by different tribes in various parts of West African countries, including Cameroun. Markhamia tomentosa (Benth.) K. Schum. (Bignoniaceae) is used as an antimalarial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antioxidant and anti-Alzheimer agent. The current study was undertaken in order to investigate its anti-amnesic and antioxidant potential on scopolamine-induced cognitive impairment and to determine its possible mechanism of action...
March 28, 2017: Behavioral and Brain Functions: BBF
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326625/alantolactone-and-isoalantolactone-prevent-amyloid-%C3%AE-25-35-induced-toxicity-in-mouse-cortical-neurons-and-scopolamine-induced-cognitive-impairment-in-mice
#17
Ji Yeon Seo, Soon Sung Lim, Jiyoung Kim, Ki Won Lee, Jong-Sang Kim
Given the evidence for detoxifying/antioxidant enzyme-inducing activities by alantolactone (AL) and isoalantolactone (IAL), the purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of AL and IAL on Aβ25-35 -induced cell death in mouse cortical neuron cells and to determine their effects on scopolamine-induced amnesia in mice. Our data demonstrated that both compounds effectively attenuated the cytotoxicity of Aβ25-35 (10 μM) in neuronal cells derived from the mouse cerebral cortex. It was also found that the production of intracellular reactive oxygen species, including superoxide anion induced by Aβ25-35 , was inhibited...
March 21, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326602/synthesis-characterization-and-evaluation-of-difluoropyrido-4-3-b-indoles-as-potential-agents-for-acetylcholinesterase-and-antiamnesic-activity
#18
Malavalli Madaiah, Bidarur K Jayanna, Arakere S Manu, Maralekere K Prashanth, Hosakere D Revanasiddappa, Bantal Veeresh
Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitors are currently the most widely prescribed drugs for Alzheimer's disease. The high potential of indole compounds in medicinal chemistry led us to discover a novel series of fluoroindole compounds. The synthesis and pharmacological analysis of the difluoropyrido[4,3-b]indoles 11-34 are described. Compounds 11-34 were tested for AChE inhibition activity using a rat brain homogenate. Compounds 25-29 display a promising in vitro profile with an IC50 value range of 46-51.6 nM and show significant protective effect on scopolamine-induced amnesia...
April 2017: Archiv der Pharmazie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322837/role-of-prostanoid-ep3-1-receptors-in-mechanisms-of-emesis-and-defaecation-in-ferrets
#19
Kelvin K W Kan, Man K Wai, Robert L Jones, John A Rudd
Prostanoid EP receptor agonists are used for a number of clinical indications but may be associated with gastric disturbance. In the present studies we used the ferret and sulprostone (30µg/kg, i.p.) to investigate the role of EP3/1 receptors in mechanisms of emesis and defaecation. The emetic response was antagonized significantly by (+)-(2S,3S)-3-(2-methoxybenzylamino)-2-phenlypiperidine hydrochloride (CP-99,994; 10mg/kg, i.p.; P<0.05), but not by metoclopramide (0.3 and 3mg/kg), ondansetron (0.1 and 1mg/kg), or scopolamine (3mg/kg); promethazine (3mg/kg) potentiated emesis by approximately 82% (P<0...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322276/identifying-fast-onset-antidepressants-using-rodent-models
#20
M J Ramaker, S C Dulawa
Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide and a major contributor to the burden of suicide. A major limitation of classical antidepressants is that 2-4 weeks of continuous treatment is required to elicit therapeutic effects, prolonging the period of depression, disability and suicide risk. Therefore, the development of fast-onset antidepressants is crucial. Preclinical identification of fast-onset antidepressants requires animal models that can accurately predict the delay to therapeutic onset. Although several well-validated assay models exist that predict antidepressant potential, few thoroughly tested animal models exist that can detect therapeutic onset...
March 21, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
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