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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318835/improvement-in-mismatch-negativity-generation-during-d-serine-treatment-in-schizophrenia-correlation-with-symptoms
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Joshua T Kantrowitz, Michael L Epstein, Migyung Lee, Nayla Lehrfeld, Karen A Nolan, Constance Shope, Eva Petkova, Gail Silipo, Daniel C Javitt
BACKGROUND: Deficits in N-methyl-d-aspartate-type (NMDAR) function contribute to symptoms and cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia. The efficacy of NMDAR agonists in the treatment of persistent symptoms of schizophrenia has been variable, potentially reflecting limitations in functional target engagement. We recently demonstrated significant improvement in auditory mismatch negativity (MMN) with once-weekly treatment with d-serine, a naturally occurring NMDAR glycine-site agonist. This study investigates effects of continuous (daily) NMDAR agonists in schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorder...
March 17, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315524/a-cellular-mechanism-for-inverse-effectiveness-in-multisensory-integration
#2
Torrey Ls Truszkowski, Oscar A Carrillo, Julia Bleier, Carolina Ramirez-Vizcarrondo, Molly McQuillan, Christopher P Truszkowski, Arseny S Khakhalin, Carlos D Aizenman
To build a coherent view of the external world, an organism needs to integrate multiple types of sensory information from different sources, a process known as multisensory integration (MSI). In a prior study (Felch et al. 2016) we showed that the temporal dependence of MSI in the optic tectum of Xenopus laevis tadpoles is mediated by the network dynamics of the recruitment of local inhibition by sensory input. This was one of the first cellular-level mechanisms described for MSI. Here we expand this cellular level view of MSI by focusing on the principle of inverse effectiveness, another central feature of MSI stating that the amount of multisensory enhancement observed inversely depends on the size of unisensory responses...
March 18, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315268/sigma-1-receptor-antagonists-a-new-class-of-neuromodulatory-analgesics
#3
Cristina Sánchez-Fernández, José Manuel Entrena, José Manuel Baeyens, Enrique José Cobos
The sigma-1 receptor is a unique ligand-operated chaperone present in key areas for pain control, in both the peripheral and central nervous system. Sigma-1 receptors interact with a variety of protein targets to modify their function. These targets include several G-protein-coupled receptors such as the μ-opioid receptor, and ion channels such as the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR). Sigma-1 antagonists modify the chaperoning activity of sigma-1 receptor by increasing opioid signaling and decreasing NMDAR responses, consequently enhancing opioid antinociception and decreasing the sensory hypersensitivity that characterizes pathological pain conditions...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303894/an-excessive-increase-in-glutamate-contributes-to-glucose-toxicity-in-%C3%AE-cells-via-activation-of-pancreatic-nmda-receptors-in-rodent-diabetes
#4
Xiao-Ting Huang, Chen Li, Xiang-Ping Peng, Jia Guo, Shao-Jie Yue, Wei Liu, Fei-Yan Zhao, Jian-Zhong Han, Yan-Hong Huang, Yang-Li, Qing-Mei Cheng, Zhi-Guang Zhou, Chen Chen, Dan-Dan Feng, Zi-Qiang Luo
In the nervous system, excessive activation of NMDA receptors causes neuronal injury. Although activation of NMDARs has been proposed to contribute to the progress of diabetes, little is known about the effect of excessive long-term activation of NMDARs on β-cells, especially under the challenge of hyperglycemia. Here we thoroughly investigated whether endogenous glutamate aggravated β-cell dysfunction under chronic exposure to high-glucose via activation of NMDARs. The glutamate level was increased in plasma of diabetic mice or patients and in the supernatant of β-cell lines after treatment with high-glucose for 72 h...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303025/targeting-glutamate-signalling-in-depression-progress-and-prospects
#5
REVIEW
James W Murrough, Chadi G Abdallah, Sanjay J Mathew
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is severely disabling, and current treatments have limited efficacy. The glutamate N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) antagonist ketamine was recently repurposed as a rapidly acting antidepressant, catalysing the vigorous investigation of glutamate-signalling modulators as novel therapeutic agents for depressive disorders. In this Review, we discuss the progress made in the development of such modulators for the treatment of depression, and examine recent preclinical and translational studies that have investigated the mechanisms of action of glutamate-targeting antidepressants...
March 17, 2017: Nature Reviews. Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298911/autoantibodies-against-the-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-subunit-nr1-untangling-apparent-inconsistencies-for-clinical-practice
#6
REVIEW
Hannelore Ehrenreich
This viewpoint review provides an integrative picture of seemingly contradictory work published on N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor 1 (NMDAR1) autoantibodies (AB). Based on the present state of knowledge, it gives recommendations for the clinical decision process regarding immunosuppressive treatment. Brain antigen-directed AB in general and NMDAR1-AB in particular belong to a preexisting autoimmune repertoire of mammals including humans. Specific autoimmune reactive B cells may get repeatedly (perhaps transiently) boosted by various potential stimulants (e...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293172/ethanol-modulates-the-spontaneous-complex-spike-waveform-of-cerebellar-purkinje-cells-recorded-in-vivo-in-mice
#7
Guang-Jian Zhang, Mao-Cheng Wu, Jin-Di Shi, Yin-Hua Xu, Chun-Ping Chu, Song-Biao Cui, De-Lai Qiu
Cerebellar Purkinje cells (PCs) are sensitive to ethanol, but the effect of ethanol on spontaneous complex spike (CS) activity in these cells in vivo is currently unknown. Here, we investigated the effect of ethanol on spontaneous CS activity in PCs in urethane-anesthetized mice using in vivo patch-clamp recordings and pharmacological manipulation. Ethanol (300 mM) induced a decrease in the CS-evoked pause in simple spike (SS) firing and in the amplitude of the afterhyperpolarization (AHP) under current clamp conditions...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285942/small-molecule-inhibitors-of-psd95-nnos-protein-protein-interactions-suppress-formalin-evoked-fos-protein-expression-and-nociceptive-behavior-in-rats
#8
Lawrence M Carey, Wan-Hung Lee, Tannia Gutierrez, Pushkar M Kulkarni, Ganesh A Thakur, Yvonne Y Lai, Andrea G Hohmann
Excessive activation of NMDA receptor (NMDAR) signaling within the spinal dorsal horn contributes to central sensitization and the induction and maintenance of pathological pain states. However, direct antagonism of NMDARs produces undesirable side effects which limit their clinical use. NMDAR activation produces central sensitization, in part, by initiating a signaling cascade that activates the enzyme neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) and generates the signaling molecule nitric oxide (NO). NMDAR-mediated activation of nNOS requires a scaffolding protein, postsynaptic density protein 95 kDa (PSD95), which tethers nNOS to NMDARs...
March 7, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284352/raised-cerebrospinal-fluid-baff-and-april-levels-in-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis-correlation-with-clinical-outcome
#9
Bo Deng, Xiao-Ni Liu, Xiang Li, Xiang Zhang, Chao Quan, Xiang-Jun Chen
In this study, we aimed to assess the levels of B cell activating factor from the tumor necrosis factor family (BAFF) and a proliferation-inducing ligand (APRIL) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis and determine their correlation with clinical outcome. BAFF and APRIL concentrations in CSF and serum from 40 patients with anti-NMDAR encephalitis and 20 controls were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Compared with controls, the levels of both BAFF and APRIL in CSF were significantly increased in patients with anti-NMDAR encephalitis (p<0...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283559/a-rare-variant-identified-within-the-glun2b-c-terminus-in-a-patient-with-autism-affects-nmda-receptor-surface-expression-and-spine-density
#10
Shuxi Liu, Liang Zhou, Hongjie Yuan, Marta Vieira, Antonio Sanz-Clemente, John D Badger, Wei Lu, Stephen F Traynelis, Katherine W Roche
NMDA receptors (NMDARs) are ionotropic glutamate receptors that are crucial for neuronal development and higher cognitive processes. NMDAR dysfunction is involved in a variety of neurological and psychiatric diseases; however, the mechanistic link between the human pathology and NMDAR dysfunction is poorly understood. Rare missense variants within NMDAR subunits have been identified in numerous patients with mental or neurological disorders. We specifically focused on the GluN2B NMDAR subunit, which is highly expressed in the hippocampus and cortex throughout development...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283345/cystathionine-%C3%AE-synthase-derived-hydrogen-sulfide-is-required-for-amygdalar-long-term-potentiation-and-cued-fear-memory-in-rats
#11
Hai-Bo Chen, Wen-Ning Wu, Wei Wang, Xun-Hu Gu, Bin Yu, Bo Wei, Yuan-Jian Yang
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is an endogenous gaseous molecule that functions as a neuromodulator in the brain. We previously reported that H2S regulated amygdalar synaptic plasticity and cued fear memory in rats. However, whether endogenous H2S is required for amygdalar long-term potentiation (LTP) induction and cued fear memory formation remains unclear. Here, we show that cystathionine-β-synthase (CBS), the predominant H2S-producing enzyme in the brain, was highly expressed in the amygdala of rats. Suppressing CBS activity by inhibitor prevented activity-triggered generation of H2S in the lateral amygdala (LA) region...
March 8, 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283100/antecedent-anti-nmda-receptor-encephalitis-in-two-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
#12
A Baheerathan, W J Brownlee, D T Chard, K Shields, R Gregory, S A Trip
Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis is an autoimmune disorder characterised by psychiatric symptoms, movement disorder and seizures often evolving into a severe encephalopathy. An overlap has recently been recognised between anti-NMDAR encephalitis and inflammatory demyelinating disorders, particularly neuromyelitis optical spectrum disorder (NMOSD). In this case report, we describe two patients with an initial presentation consistent with anti-NMDAR encephalitis who have subsequently developed relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) and discuss the literature pertaining to potential overlap between NMDAR encephalitis and inflammatory demyelinating disorders...
February 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282627/anti-nmdar-encephalitis-followed-by-seropositive-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#13
REVIEW
Ye Ran, Lu Wang, Fangfang Zhang, Ran Ao, Zhao Dong, Shengyuan Yu
Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) is an inflammatory central nervous system syndrome, and encephalitis associated with anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) antibodies is an autoimmune encephalopathy. A patient with both diseases, separately or simultaneously, is rare as a clinical phenomenon, but cannot be ignored. We report the clinical characteristics and imaging features of a special case with anti-NMDAR encephalitis followed by NMOSD. We subsequently reviewed the English language literature about demyelinating disorders with anti-NMDAR encephalitis...
February 27, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280420/chronic-ca-2-influx-through-voltage-dependent-ca-2-channels-enhance-delayed-rectifier-k-currents-via-activating-src-family-tyrosine-kinase-in-rat-hippocampal-neurons
#14
Yoon-Sil Yang, Sang-Chan Jeon, Dong-Kwan Kim, Su-Yong Eun, Sung-Cherl Jung
Excessive influx and the subsequent rapid cytosolic elevation of Ca(2+) in neurons is the major cause to induce hyperexcitability and irreversible cell damage although it is an essential ion for cellular signalings. Therefore, most neurons exhibit several cellular mechanisms to homeostatically regulate cytosolic Ca(2+) level in normal as well as pathological conditions. Delayed rectifier K(+) channels (IDR channels) play a role to suppress membrane excitability by inducing K(+) outflow in various conditions, indicating their potential role in preventing pathogenic conditions and cell damage under Ca(2+)-mediated excitotoxic conditions...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277064/inhibition-of-nmda-receptor-function-with-an-anti-glun1-s2-antibody-impairs-human-platelet-function-and-thrombosis
#15
Taryn N Green, Justin R Hamilton, Marie-Christine Morel-Kopp, Zhaohua Zheng, Ting-Yu T Chen, James I Hearn, Peng P Sun, Jack U Flanagan, Deborah Young, P Alan Barber, Matthew J During, Christopher M Ward, Maggie L Kalev-Zylinska
GluN1 is a mandatory component of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) best known for their roles in the brain, but with increasing evidence for relevance in peripheral tissues, including platelets. Certain anti-GluN1 antibodies reduce brain infarcts in rodent models of ischaemic stroke. There is also evidence that human anti-GluN1 autoantibodies reduce neuronal damage in stroke patients, but the underlying mechanism is unclear. This study investigated whether anti-GluN1-mediated neuroprotection involves inhibition of platelet function...
February 21, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272206/limbic-encephalitis-associated-with-anti-nh2-terminal-of-%C3%AE-enolase-antibodies-a-clinical-subtype-of-hashimoto-encephalopathy
#16
Toru Kishitani, Akiko Matsunaga, Masamichi Ikawa, Kouji Hayashi, Osamu Yamamura, Tadanori Hamano, Osamu Watanabe, Keiko Tanaka, Yasunari Nakamoto, Makoto Yoneda
Several types of autoantibodies have been reported in autoimmune limbic encephalitis (LE), such as antibodies against the voltage-gated potassium channel (VGKC) complex including leucine-rich glioma inactivated 1 (LGI1). We recently reported a patient with autoimmune LE and serum anti-NH2-terminal of α-enolase (NAE) antibodies, a specific diagnostic marker for Hashimoto encephalopathy (HE), who was diagnosed with HE based on the presence of antithyroid antibodies and responsiveness to immunotherapy. This case suggests that LE patients with antibodies to both the thyroid and NAE could be diagnosed with HE and respond to immunotherapy...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270751/understanding-the-role-of-gpcr-heteroreceptor-complexes-in-modulating-the-brain-networks-in-health-and-disease
#17
REVIEW
Dasiel O Borroto-Escuela, Jens Carlsson, Patricia Ambrogini, Manuel Narváez, Karolina Wydra, Alexander O Tarakanov, Xiang Li, Carmelo Millón, Luca Ferraro, Riccardo Cuppini, Sergio Tanganelli, Fang Liu, Malgorzata Filip, Zaida Diaz-Cabiale, Kjell Fuxe
The introduction of allosteric receptor-receptor interactions in G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) heteroreceptor complexes of the central nervous system (CNS) gave a new dimension to brain integration and neuropsychopharmacology. The molecular basis of learning and memory was proposed to be based on the reorganization of the homo- and heteroreceptor complexes in the postjunctional membrane of synapses. Long-term memory may be created by the transformation of parts of the heteroreceptor complexes into unique transcription factors which can lead to the formation of specific adapter proteins...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270746/effects-of-repeated-ethanol-exposures-on-nmda-receptor-expression-and-locomotor-sensitization-in-mice-expressing-ethanol-resistant-nmda-receptors
#18
Carolina R den Hartog, Meghin Gilstrap, Bethany Eaton, Daniel H Lench, Patrick J Mulholland, Gregg E Homanics, John J Woodward
Evidence from a large number of preclinical studies suggests that chronic exposure to drugs of abuse, such as psychostimulants or ethanol induces changes in glutamatergic transmission in key brain areas associated with reward and control of behavior. These changes include alterations in the expression of ionotropic glutamate receptors including N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDAR) that are important for regulating neuronal activity and synaptic plasticity. NMDA receptors are inhibited by ethanol and reductions in NMDA-mediated signaling are thought to trigger homestatic responses that limit ethanol's effects on glutamatergic transmission...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270169/molecules-in-pain-and-sex-a-developing-story
#19
REVIEW
Josiane C S Mapplebeck, Simon Beggs, Michael W Salter
Microglia are dynamic immune cells with diverse roles in maintaining homeostasis of the central nervous system. Dysregulation of microglia has been critically implicated in the genesis of neuropathic pain. Peripheral nerve injury, a common cause of neuropathic pain, engages microglia-neuronal signalling which causes disinhibition and facilitated excitation of spinal nociceptive pathways. However, recent literature indicates that the role of microglia in neuropathic pain is sexually dimorphic, and that female pain processing appears to be independent of microglia, depending rather on T cells...
March 7, 2017: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269783/modulating-the-balance-of-synaptic-and-extrasynaptic-nmda-receptors-shows-positive-effects-against-amyloid-%C3%AE-induced-neurotoxicity
#20
Yan Huang, Wei Shen, Jie Su, Bin Cheng, Dong Li, Gang Liu, Wen-Xia Zhou, Yong-Xiang Zhang
Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients suffer a disturbance in the balance between synaptic (GluN2A, mediating the protective pathway) and extrasynaptic NMDA receptors (NMDARs) (GluN2B, mediating the excitotoxic pathway), and, therefore, restoring the balance of GluN2A and GluN2B should be beneficial for AD. In this study, the GluN2B-selective antagonist, ifenprodil, and the non-selective NMDAR agonist, NMDA, had little effect on amyloid-β (Aβ)-induced long-term potentiation deficits. Enhancing the activity of GluN2A had a protective effect against Aβ, and specific activation of GluN2A and inhibition of GluN2B showed a better protective effect...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
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