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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352087/subtype-specific-selection-for-resistance-to-fluoroquinolones-but-not-to-tetracyclines-occurs-in-campylobacter-jejuni-from-beef-cattle-in-confined-feeding-operations-in-southern-alberta-canada
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Andrew L Webb, L Brent Selinger, Eduardo N Taboada, G Douglas Inglis
Campylobacter jejuni was longitudinally isolated from beef cattle housed in four confined feeding operations (CFOs) in southern Alberta over 18 months. All of the cattle were administered a variety of antimicrobial agents (AMAs) non-therapeutically and metaphylactically during their time in the CFOs. In total, 7966 C. jejuni isolates were recovered from cattle. More animals were colonized by the bacterium after >60 days in the CFO (i.e. interim) compared to individuals upon entry at the CFO (i.e. arrival)...
January 19, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306704/neuroprotective-effect-of-acute-ethanol-intoxication-in-tbi-is-associated-to-the-hierarchical-modulation-of-early-transcriptional-responses
#2
Akila Chandrasekar, Bahar Aksan, Florian Olde Heuvel, Philip Förstner, Daniela Sinske, Rida Rehman, Annette Palmer, Albert Ludolph, Markus Huber-Lang, Tobias Böckers, Daniela Mauceri, Bernd Knöll, Francesco Roselli
Ethanol intoxication is a risk factor for traumatic brain injury (TBI) but clinical evidence suggests that it may actually improve the prognosis of intoxicated TBI patients. We have employed a closed, weight-drop TBI model of different severity (2cm or 3cm falling height), preceded (-30min) or followed (+20min) by ethanol administration (5g/Kg). This protocol allows us to study the interaction of binge ethanol intoxication in TBI, monitoring behavioral changes, histological responses and the transcriptional regulation of a series of activity-regulated genes (immediate early genes, IEGs)...
January 4, 2018: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242405/digitalis-like-compounds-restore-hnis-expression-and-iodide-uptake-capacity-in-anaplastic-thyroid-cancer
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Marika H Tesselaar, Thomas Crezee, Imke Schuurmans, Danny Gerrits, James Nagarajah, Otto C Boerman, Ilse van Engen-van Grunsven, Johannes W A Smit, Romana T Netea-Maier, Theo S Plantinga
Purpose: Anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) is a rare malignancy that accounts for 1-2% of all thyroid cancers. ATC is one of the most aggressive human cancers, with rapid growth, tumor invasion and development of distant metastases. The median survival is only 5 months and the 1-year survival is less than 20%. Moreover, as a result of severe dedifferentiation including the loss of human sodium iodide symporter (hNIS) expression, radioactive iodide (RAI) therapy is ineffective. Recently, we have demonstrated beneficial effects of autophagy activating digitalis-like compounds (DLCs) on redifferentiation and concomitant restoration of iodide uptake in RAI-refractory papillary and follicular thyroid cancer cell lines...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235097/activation-of-astrocytic-par1-receptors-in-the-rat-nucleus-of-the-solitary-tract-regulates-breathing-through-modulation-of-presynaptic-trpv1
#4
Rafiq Huda, Zheng Chang, Jeehaeh Do, Donald R McCrimmon, Marco Martina
Many of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying astrocytic modulation of synaptic function remain poorly understood. Recent studies show that G-protein coupled receptor-mediated astrocyte activation modulates synaptic transmission in the nucleus of the solitary tract (NTS), a brainstem nucleus that regulates crucial physiological processes including cardiorespiratory activity. By using calcium imaging and patch clamp recordings in acute brain slices of wild-type and TRPV1-/- rats, we show that activation of proteinase-activated receptor 1 (PAR-1) in NTS astrocytes potentiates presynaptic glutamate release on NTS neurons...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227584/npas4-deficiency-and-prenatal-stress-interact-to-affect-social-recognition-in-mice
#5
Kelsey Heslin, Laurence Coutellier
Neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorders and schizophrenia have an expansive array of reported genetic and environmental contributing factors. However, none of these factors alone can account for a substantial proportion of cases of either disorder. Instead, many gene-by-environment interactions are responsible for neurodevelopmental disturbances that lead to these disorders. The current experiment used heterozygous knock-out mice to examine a potential interaction between two factors commonly linked to neurodevelopmental disorders and cognitive deficit: imbalanced excitatory/inhibitory signaling in the cortex and prenatal stress (PNS) exposure...
December 11, 2017: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193451/retinoic-acid-signaling-regulates-the-proliferative-and-neurogenic-capacity-of-m%C3%A3-ller-glia-derived-progenitor-cells-in-the-avian-retina
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Levi Todd, Lilianna Suarez, Colin Quinn, Andy J Fischer
In the retina, Müller glia have the potential to become progenitor cells with the ability to proliferate and regenerate neurons. However, the ability of Müller glia-derived progenitor cells (MGPCs) to proliferate and produce neurons is limited in higher vertebrates. Using the chick model system, we investigate how retinoic acid (RA)-signaling influences the proliferation and the formation of MGPCs. We observed an upregulation of cellular RA binding proteins (CRABP) in the Müller glia of damaged retinas where the formation of MGPCs is known to occur...
November 27, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183691/regional-differences-of-cfos-immunoreactive-cells-in-the-preoptic-areas-in-hypothalamus-associated-with-heat-and-cold-responses-in-mice
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Yuki Uchida, Keisuke Onishi, Ken Tokizawa, Kei Nagashima
cFos expression in the preoptic area (PO), which is thermoregulatory center increased by both heat and cold exposures; however, the regional difference is unknown yet. We aimed to determine if cFos expression in the PO was regionally different between heat and cold exposures. Mice were exposed to 27, 10, or 38°C for 90min, and body temperature (Tb) was measured. cFos-immunoreactive (cFos-IR) cells in the PO were counted by separating the PO into the ventral and dorsal parts in the rostral (bregma 0.38mm), central (-0...
November 25, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165002/adrenal-dependent-and-independent-stress-induced-per1-mrna-in-hypothalamic-paraventricular-nucleus-and-prefrontal-cortex-of-male-and-female-rats
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Lauren E Chun, Jenny Christensen, Elizabeth R Woodruff, Sarah J Morton, Laura R Hinds, Robert L Spencer
Oscillating clock gene expression gives rise to a molecular clock that is present not only in the body's master circadian pacemaker, the hypothalamic suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), but also in extra-SCN brain regions. These extra-SCN molecular clocks depend on the SCN for entrainment to a light:dark cycle. The SCN has limited neural efferents, so it may entrain extra-SCN molecular clocks through its well-established circadian control of glucocorticoid hormone secretion. Glucocorticoids can regulate the normal rhythmic expression of clock genes in some extra-SCN tissues...
November 22, 2017: Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107547/camkii%C3%AE-expression-defines-two-functionally-distinct-populations-of-granule-cells-involved-in-different-types-of-odor-behavior
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Sarah Malvaut, Simona Gribaudo, Delphine Hardy, Linda Suzanne David, Laura Daroles, Simon Labrecque, Marie-Anne Lebel-Cormier, Zayna Chaker, Daniel Coté, Paul De Koninck, Martin Holzenberger, Alain Trembleau, Isabelle Caille, Armen Saghatelyan
Granule cells (GCs) in the olfactory bulb (OB) play an important role in odor information processing. Although they have been classified into various neurochemical subtypes, the functional roles of these subtypes remain unknown. We used in vivo two-photon Ca(2+) imaging combined with cell-type-specific identification of GCs in the mouse OB to examine whether functionally distinct GC subtypes exist in the bulbar network. We showed that half of GCs express Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase IIα (CaMKIIα(+)) and that these neurons are preferentially activated by olfactory stimulation...
November 6, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093669/cocaine-and-caffeine-effects-on-the-conditioned-place-preference-test-concomitant-changes-on-early-genes-within-the-mouse-prefrontal-cortex-and-nucleus-accumbens
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Javier A Muñiz, José P Prieto, Betina González, Máximo H Sosa, Jean L Cadet, Cecilia Scorza, Francisco J Urbano, Verónica Bisagno
Caffeine is the world's most popular psychostimulant and is frequently used as an active adulterant in many illicit drugs including cocaine. Previous studies have shown that caffeine can potentiate the stimulant effects of cocaine and cocaine-induced drug seeking behavior. However, little is known about the effects of this drug combination on reward-related learning, a key process in the maintenance of addiction and vulnerability to relapse. The goal of the present study was thus to determine caffeine and cocaine combined effects on the Conditioned Place Preference (CPP) test and to determine potential differential mRNA expression in the Nucleus Accumbens (NAc) and medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) of immediate-early genes (IEGs) as well as dopamine and adenosine receptor subunits...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093348/the-role-of-dopaminergic-signaling-in-the-medial-prefrontal-cortex-for-the-expression-of-cocaine-induced-conditioned-place-preference-in-rats
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Fumiya Shinohara, Hironori Kamii, Masabumi Minami, Katsuyuki Kaneda
The expression phase of cocaine-induced conditioned place preference (CPP) represents a cocaine-seeking behavior triggered by contextual cues associated with the rewarding effects of cocaine. However, the exact mechanisms underlying the cocaine CPP expression remain unclear. Here, we investigated the role of dopaminergic (DAergic) transmission in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) for the expression of cocaine CPP. An intra-ventral tegmental area (VTA) injection of a cocktail of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)B and GABAA receptor agonists (baclofen and muscimol, respectively) immediately before the posttest inhibited the expression of cocaine CPP...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074701/context-dependent-chemosensory-signaling-aggression-and-neural-activation-patterns-in-gravid-female-african-cichlid-fish
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Karen E Field, Karen P Maruska
Social animals must constantly assess their environment to make appropriate behavioral decisions. The use of various sensory modalities is imperative in this process and it is hypothesized that the highly conserved brain nuclei comprising the social decision making network (SDMN) integrates social information with an animal's internal state to elicit behavioral responses. Here, we used the highly social African cichlid fish, Astatotilapia burtoni, to investigate whether reproductively-receptive (gravid) females show contextual chemosensory signaling, social behaviors, and neural activation patterns within the SDMN...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072898/the-epstein-barr-virus-b-zip-protein-zta-recognizes-specific-dna-sequences-containing-5-methylcytosine-and-5-hydroxymethylcytosine
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Desiree Tillo, Sreejana Ray, Khund-Sayeed Syed, Mary Rose Gaylor, Ximiao He, Jun Wang, Nima Assad, Stewart R Durell, Aleksey Porollo, Matthew T Weirauch, Charles Vinson
The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) B-ZIP transcription factor Zta binds to many DNA sequences containing methylated CG dinucleotides. Using protein binding microarrays (PBMs), we analyzed the sequence specific DNA binding of Zta to four kinds of double-stranded DNA (dsDNA): (1) DNA containing cytosine in both strands, (2) DNA with 5-methylcytosine (5mC) in one strand and cytosine in the second strand, (3) DNA with 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) in one strand and cytosine in the second strand, and (4) DNA in which both cytosines in all CG dinucleotides contain 5mC...
November 10, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052842/shear-stress-upregulates-regeneration-related-immediate-early-genes-in-liver-progenitors-in-3d-ecm-like-microenvironments
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Kenichiro Nishii, Erik Brodin, Taylor Renshaw, Rachael Weesner, Emma Moran, Shay Soker, Jessica L Sparks
The role of fluid stresses in activating the hepatic stem/progenitor cell regenerative response is not well understood. This study hypothesized that immediate early genes (IEGs) with known links to liver regeneration will be upregulated in liver progenitor cells (LPCs) exposed to in vitro shear stresses on the order of those produced from elevated interstitial flow after partial hepatectomy. The objectives were: (1) to develop a shear flow chamber for application of fluid stress to LPCs in 3D culture; and (2) to determine the effects of fluid stress on IEG expression in LPCs...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037972/sex-differences-in-circuits-activated-by-corticotropin-releasing-factor-in-rats
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Madeleine Salvatore, Kimberly Wiersielis, Sandra Luz, David Waxler, Seema Bhatnagar, Debra A Bangasser
Women are more likely than men to suffer from psychiatric disorders characterized by corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) hypersecretion, suggesting sex differences in CRF sensitivity. In rodents, sex differences in the sensitivity of specific brain regions to CRF have been identified. However, regions do not work in isolation, but rather form circuits to coordinate distinct responses to stress. Here we examined whether CRF activates different circuits in male and female rats. Following central administration of CRF or artificial cerebrospinal fluid (aCSF), neuronal activation in stress-related areas was assessed using cFOS...
October 13, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990868/prevention-of-recognition-memory-loss-and-moderation-of-mitochondrial-dynamic-tendency-toward-fusion-by-flavone-derivatives-in-a%C3%AE-injected-rats-a-comparison-between-two-flavonoids-with-different-polarity
#16
Farshad Arsalandeh, Fariba Khodagholi, Shahin Ahmadian, Forough Foolad, Hamed Mohammadi Kamsorkh, Mahdi Moridi Farimani, Fatemeh Shaerzadeh
Growing evidence sheds light on the use of flavonoids as the promising alternatives for the treatment of chronic conditions, including cancer and neurodegenerative disorders. Accordingly, in the present study, we aimed at evaluating the effects of oral intake of two structurally different flavonoids 5-hydroxy-6,7,4'-trimethoxyflavone (flavone 1) and 5,7,4'-trihydroxyflavone (flavone 2) on recognition memory, hippocampal protein level of immediate early gene cFos and mitochondrial dynamic markers in Amyloid β (Aβ)-injected rats...
October 9, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990606/a-combined-docosahexaenoic-acid-thyroid-hormone-protocol-upregulates-rat-liver-%C3%AE-klotho-expression-and-downstream-components-of-fgf21-signaling-as-a-potential-novel-approach-to-metabolic-stress-conditions
#17
R Vargas, B Riquelme, J Fernández, L A Videla
Liver preconditioning by a docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and triiodothyronine (T3) combined protocol underlies peroxisome-proliferator activated receptor α (PPARα)-fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) upregulation, the study of the regulatory mechanisms involved being the aim of this work. Combined DHA (daily doses of 300 mg kg-1 for 3 days)-T3 (0.05 mg kg-1 at the fourth day) administration elicited higher levels of liver DHA and serum T3, with enhanced hepatic nuclear/cytosolic PPARα ratios, upregulation of FGF21 and β-Klotho expression, and a small reduction in that of FGF receptor 1 (FGFR1), compared with the respective controls...
November 15, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976945/activation-of-nigrostriatal-dopamine-neurons-during-fear-extinction-prevents-the-renewal-of-fear
#18
Courtney A Bouchet, Megan A Miner, Esteban C Loetz, Adam J Rosberg, Holly S Hake, Caroline E Farmer, Mykola Ostrovskyy, Nathan Gray, Benjamin N Greenwood
Manipulations that increase dopamine (DA) signaling can enhance fear extinction, but the circuits involved remain unknown. DA neurons originating in the substantia nigra (SN) projecting to the dorsal striatum (DS) are traditionally viewed in the context of motor behavior, but growing data implicate this nigrostriatal circuit in emotion. Here we investigated the role of nigrostriatal DA in fear extinction. Activation of SN DA neurons with designer Gq-coupled receptors exclusively activated by designer drugs (Gq-DREADD) during fear extinction had no effect on fear extinction acquisition, but enhanced fear extinction memory and blocked the renewal of fear in a novel context; a pattern of data paralleled by cFos expression in the central amygdala...
October 4, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973125/acute-psychosocial-stress-inhibits-lh-pulsatility-and-kiss1-neuronal-activation-in-female-mice
#19
Jennifer A Yang, Christopher I Song, Jessica K Hughes, Michael J Kreisman, Ruby A Parra, Daniel J Haisenleder, Alexander S Kauffman, Kellie M Breen
Psychosocial stress, such as isolation and restraint, disrupts reproductive neuroendocrine activity. Here we investigate the impact of psychosocial stress on luteinizing hormone (LH) pulses and gene expression and neuronal activation within Rfrp and Kiss1 cells in female mice. Mice were ovariectomized (OVX) and handled daily to habituate to the tail-tip blood collection procedure. Blood was collected every 5 minutes for 180 minutes for measurement of LH. After 90 minutes, stress animals were placed into restraint devices and isolated to new cages...
November 1, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945005/differential-expression-of-myometrial-ap-1-proteins-during-gestation-and-labour
#20
Lubna Nadeem, Tali Farine, Anna Dorogin, Elzbieta Matysiak-Zablocki, Oksana Shynlova, Stephen Lye
Preterm labour (PTL) is a leading cause of perinatal mortality and postnatal morbidity. Contractions of the uterine muscle (myometrium) that determine the onset of labour depend on the expression of contraction-associated proteins (CAPs, i.e. connexin43) regulated by dimeric AP-1 transcription factors. Here, we examined subcellular (by immunoblotting) and tissue expression (by immunohistochemistry) of myometrial AP-1 proteins (cJUN, JUNB, JUND, cFOS, FOSB, FRA1, FRA2) throughout gestation and TL in different species (mouse, rat and human)...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
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