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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734765/ampakines-and-morphine-provide-complementary-analgesia
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Yongjun Sun, Kevin Liu, Erik Martinez, Jahrane Dale, Dong Huang, Jing Wang
Glutamate signaling in the central nervous system is known to play a key role in pain regulation. AMPAkines can enhance glutamate signaling through α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA) receptors. previous studies have shown that AMPAkines are effective analgesic agents, and their site of action is likely in the brain. It is not known, however, if AMPAkines can provide complementary analgesia in combination with opioids, the most commonly used analgesics. Here, we show that the co-administration of an AMPAkine with morphine can provide additional analgesia, both in naïve rats and in rats that experience postoperative pain...
July 19, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731906/c1-inhibitor-treatment-decreases-renal-injury-in-an-established-brain-dead-rat-model
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Felix Poppelaars, Neeltina M Jager, Juha Kotimaa, Henri G D Leuvenink, Mohamed R Daha, Cees van Kooten, Marc A Seelen, Jeffrey Damman
BACKGROUND: Kidneys derived from brain-dead (BD) donors have lower graft survival rates compared to kidneys from living donors. Complement activation plays an important role in brain death. The aim of our study was therefore to investigate the effect of C1-inhibitor (C1-INH) on BD-induced renal injury. METHODS: Brain death was induced in rats by inflating a subdurally placed balloon catheter. Thirty minutes after BD, rats were treated with saline, low-dose or high-dose C1-INH...
July 21, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731302/lead-ii-binding-in-metallothioneins
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Daisy L Wong, Maureen E Merrifield-MacRae, Martin J Stillman
Heavy metal exposure has long been associated with metallothionein (MT) regulation and its functions. MT is a ubiquitous, cysteine-rich protein that is involved in homeostatic metal response for the essential metals zinc and copper, as well as detoxification of heavy metals; the most commonly proposed being cadmium. MT binds in vivo to a number of metals in addition to zinc, cadmium and copper, such as bismuth. In vitro, metallation with a wide range of metals (especially mercury, arsenic, and lead) has been reported using a variety of analytical methods...
April 10, 2017: Metal Ions in Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729900/unravelling-functional-neurology-a-scoping-review-of-theories-and-clinical-applications-in-a-context-of-chiropractic-manual-therapy
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Anne-Laure Meyer, Amanda Meyer, Sarah Etherington, Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde
BACKGROUND: Functional Neurology (FN), a seemingly attractive treatment approach used by some chiropractors, proposes to have an effect on a multitude of conditions but some of its concepts are controversial. OBJECTIVES AND DESIGN: A scoping review was performed to describe, in the context of chiropractic manual therapy, 1) the FN theories, and 2) its clinical applications (i.e. its indications, examination procedures, treatment modalities, treatment plans, and clinical outcomes) using four sources: i) one key textbook, ii) the scientific peer-reviewed literature, iii) websites from chiropractors using FN, and iv) semi-structured interviews of chiropractors using FN...
2017: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724776/inhibitory-circuits-of-the-mammalian-main-olfactory-bulb
#5
Shawn D Burton
Synaptic inhibition critically influences sensory processing throughout the mammalian brain, including the main olfactory bulb (MOB), the first station of sensory processing in the olfactory system. Decades of research across numerous laboratories have established a central role for granule cells (GCs), the most abundant GABAergic interneuron type in the MOB, in the precise regulation of principal mitral and tufted cell (M/TC) firing rates and synchrony through lateral and recurrent inhibitory mechanisms. In addition to GCs, however, the MOB contains a vast diversity of other GABAergic interneuron types, and recent findings suggest that, while fewer in number, these oft-ignored interneurons are just as important as GCs in shaping odor-evoked M/TC activity...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720568/serine-proteases-of-the-complement-lectin-pathway-and-their-genetic-variations-in-ischaemic-stroke
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Gohar Tsakanova, Ani Stepanyan, Karen Nahapetyan, Robert B Sim, Arsen Arakelyan, Anna Boyajyan
AIMS: The aim of the current study was to assess the proteolytic activities of collectin-bound MASP-1 and MASP-2 in the blood of patients with ischaemic stroke, as well as the association of their six genetic polymorphisms (rs3203210, rs28945070, rs28945073 in MASP1 gene and rs2273343, rs12711521, rs147270785 in MASP2 gene) with this pathology. METHODS: In total, 250 patients and 300 healthy subjects were involved in this study. MBL-associated serine protease (MASP)-1 and MASP-2 activities were measured using in-house developed immunofluorescent and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays, respectively...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717095/encephalopathy-associated-with-influenza-b-in-a-healthy-young-man
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Masaki Shimamoto, Satoshi Okada, Takeshi Terashima
A 19-year-old man presented with a fever, convulsions, and loss of consciousness at our hospital. The patient had a Glasgow Coma Scale score of 12. Influenza B virus infection was diagnosed using the rapid test kit, and an eight-fold increase in the serum levels of anti-influenza B virus antibody was confirmed using the complement fixation test. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed multifocal high-signal lesions, and an electroencephalogram showed diffuse slowing of the background activity, indicating acute encephalopathy...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716663/time-course-of-plasma-inflammatory-mediators-in-a-rat-model-of-brain-death
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Majid Esmaeilzadeh, Mahmoud Sadeghi, Roland Galmbacher, Volker Daniel, Jürgen Knapp, Hans E Heissler, Joachim K Krauss, Arianeb Mehrabi
BACKGROUND: Brain death (BD) is a donor-associated risk factor that negatively affects transplantation outcome. The inflammation associated with BD appears to have a negative effect on organ quality. Complement activation, apoptosis, and pro-inflammatory cytokine and chemokine expression are significantly increased after BD. To better understand this process, we investigated plasma chemokine and cytokine levels for 8h after BD in a rodent model. METHODS: Thirteen healthy adult male Sprague Dawley rats were intubated and mechanically ventilated...
July 15, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715127/increased-aggression-and-lack-of-maternal-behavior-in-dio3-deficient-mice-are-associated-with-abnormalities-in-oxytocin-and-vasopressin-systems
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J Patrizia Stohn, M Elena Martinez, Maryam Zafer, Daniela López-Espíndola, Lauren M Keyes, Arturo Hernandez
Thyroid hormones regulate many aspects of brain development and function, and alterations in the levels of thyroid hormone action lead to abnormal anxiety- and depression-like behaviors. A complement of factors in the brain function independently of circulating levels of hormone to strictly controlled local thyroid hormone signaling. A critical factor is the type 3 deiodinase (DIO3), which is located in neurons and protects the brain from excessive thyroid hormone. Here we examined whether a local increase in brain thyroid hormone action secondary to DIO3 deficiency is of consequence for social behaviors...
July 17, 2017: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711717/phosphatidylinositol-4-phosphate-5-kinase-%C3%AE-contributes-to-toll-like-receptor-2-mediated-immune-responses-in-microglial-cells-stimulated-with-lipoteichoic-acid
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Tu Thi Ngoc Nguyen, Eunjeong Seo, Juyong Choi, Oanh Thi Tu Le, Ji Yun Kim, Ilo Jou, Sang Yoon Lee
Phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate (PIP2) is an important lipid regulator of membrane signaling and remodeling processes. Accumulating evidence indicates a link between PIP2 metabolism and Toll-like receptor (TLR) signaling, a key transducer of immune responses such as inflammation, phagocytosis, and autophagy. Microglia are immune effector cells that serve as macrophages in the brain. Here, we examined the potential role of phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate 5-kinase α (PIP5Kα), a PIP2-producing enzyme, in TLR2 signaling in microglial cells...
July 13, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709123/subclinical-white-matter-lesions-and-medial-temporal-lobe-atrophy-are-associated-with-eeg-slowing-in-a-memory-clinic-cohort
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Milica G Kramberger, Katarina Giske, Lena Cavallin, Ingemar Kåreholt, Thomas Andersson, Bengt Winblad, Vesna Jelic
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to describe the relationship between electroencephalographic (EEG) findings obtained by standardized visual analysis, subclinical white matter lesions (WML) and brain atrophy in a large memory clinic population. METHODS: Patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD, n=58), mild cognitive impairment (MCI, n=141), subjective cognitive impairment (SCI, n=194) had clinical, MRI based WML severity and regional atrophy assessments, and routine resting EEG recording...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707953/neural-correlates-of-visual-memory-in-patients-with-diffuse-axonal-injury
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Juliane Lauer, Laura Moreno-López, Anne Manktelow, Ellen L Carroll, Joanne G Outtrim, Jonathan P Coles, Virginia F Newcombe, Barbara J Sahakian, David K Menon, Emmanuel A Stamatakis
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To investigate the neural substrates of visual memory in a sample of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). We hypothesized that patients with decreased grey and white matter volume in frontal and parietal cortices as well as medial temporal and occipital lobes would perform poorly on the tests of visual memory analysed. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: 39 patients and 53 controls were assessed on tests of visual memory and learning from the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery (CANTAB)...
July 14, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706210/regulation-of-aromatase-expression-in-the-anterior-amygdala-of-the-developing-mouse-brain-depends-on-er%C3%AE-and-sex-chromosome-complement
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Carla Daniela Cisternas, Lucas Ezequiel Cabrera Zapata, María Angeles Arevalo, Luis Miguel Garcia-Segura, María Julia Cambiasso
During development sex differences in aromatase expression in limbic regions of mouse brain depend on sex chromosome factors. Genes on the sex chromosomes may affect the hormonal regulation of aromatase expression and this study was undertaken to explore that possibility. Male E15 anterior amygdala neuronal cultures expressed higher levels of aromatase (mRNA and protein) than female cultures. Furthermore, treatment with oestradiol (E2) or dihydrotestosterone (DHT) increased Cyp19a1 expression and aromatase protein levels only in female neuronal cultures...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705819/mri-of-the-swallow-tail-sign-a-useful-marker-in-the-diagnosis-of-lewy-body-dementia
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S Shams, D Fällmar, S Schwarz, L-O Wahlund, D van Westen, O Hansson, E-M Larsson, S Haller
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: There are, to date, no MR imaging diagnostic markers for Lewy body dementia. Nigrosome 1, containing dopaminergic cells, in the substantia nigra pars compacta is hyperintense on SWI and has been called the swallow tail sign, disappearing with Parkinson disease. We aimed to study the swallow tail sign and its clinical applicability in Lewy body dementia and hypothesized that the sign would be likewise applicable in Lewy body dementia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective cross-sectional multicenter study including 97 patients (mean age, 65 ± 10 years; 46% women), consisting of the following: controls (n = 21) and those with Lewy body dementia (n = 19), Alzheimer disease (n = 20), frontotemporal lobe dementia (n = 20), and mild cognitive impairment (n = 17)...
July 13, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700732/tissue-plasminogen-activator-mediates-deleterious-complement-cascade-activation-in-stroke
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Xue-Jun Zhao, Timothy M Larkin, Molly A Lauver, Saif Ahmad, Andrew F Ducruet
The use of intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) in the treatment of ischemic stroke is limited by its propensity to exacerbate brain edema and hemorrhage. The mechanisms underlying these deleterious effects of tPA remain incompletely understood. The purpose of this study was to delineate a pathway of tPA-mediated complement cascade activation in stroke and to determine whether complement inhibition ameliorates the adverse effects of post-ischemic tPA administration. We found that tPA promotes C3 cleavage both in vitro and in ischemic brain through a plasmin-mediated extrinsic pathway...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697557/comparison-of-different-hypotheses-regarding-the-spread-of-alzheimer-s-disease-using-markov-random-fields-and-multimodal-imaging
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Martin Dyrba, Michel J Grothe, Abdolreza Mohammadi, Harald Binder, Thomas Kirste, Stefan J Teipel
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by a cascade of pathological processes that can be assessed in vivo using different neuroimaging methods. Recent research suggests a systematic sequence of pathogenic events on a global biomarker level, but little is known about the associations and dependencies of distinct lesion patterns on a regional level. Markov random fields are a probabilistic graphical modeling approach that represent the interaction between individual random variables by an undirected graph...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688266/neural-hormonal-responses-to-negative-affective-stimuli-impact-of-dysphoric-mood-and-sex
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K Mareckova, L Holsen, R Admon, S Whitfield-Gabrieli, L J Seidman, S L Buka, A Klibanski, J M Goldstein
BACKGROUND: Maladaptive responses to negative affective stimuli are pervasive, including clinically ill and healthy people, and men and women respond differently at neural and hormonal levels. Inspired by the Research Domain Criteria initiative, we used a transdiagnostic approach to investigate the impact of sex and dysphoric mood on neural-hormonal responses to negative affective stimuli. METHODS: Participants included 99 individuals with major depressive disorder, psychosis and healthy controls...
November 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679024/multi-pronged-proteomic-analysis-to-study-the-glioma-pathobiology-using-cerebrospinal-fluid-samples
#18
Nikita Gahoi, Darpan Malhotra, Aliasgar Moiyadi, Santosh G Varma, Mayuri N Gandhi, Sanjeeva Srivastava
PURPOSE: Gliomas are one of the most aggressive and lethal brain tumors arising from neoplastic transformation of astrocytes and oligodendrocytes. In this study, we have carried out a comprehensive quantitative analysis of proteome level differences in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) across different grades of gliomas for a better understanding of glioma pathobiology. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Glioma patients were diagnosed by radiology and histochemistry- based analyses. Differential proteomic analysis of high (n = 12) and low (n = 8) grade gliomas, and control (n = 3) samples was performed by using two complementary quantitative proteomic approaches; 2D-DIGE and iTRAQ...
July 5, 2017: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675999/subduing-the-green-eyed-monster-bridging-the-psychopharmacological-and-psychosocial-treatment-perspective-in-understanding-pathological-jealousy
#19
Farah Deena Abdul Samad, Hatta Sidi, Jaya Kumar, Srijit Das, Marhani Midin, Nurul Hazwani Hatta
Human being is not spared from a broad-ranged emotional state, including being jealous. Jealousy has both affective-cognitive and behavioural-evaluative dimension where the person perceives, or experiences a real threat on a valued relationship. As this complex emotion becomes irrational and not amenable to reason, it later transforms into a dangerously 'green-eyed monster'. This perilous situation which is viewed as pathological jealousy is a form of delusion, which is maintained by a fixed and false reasoning in an originally entrusted intimate relationship...
July 4, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674983/multiple-sclerosis-basic-and-clinical
#20
Katherine Buzzard, Wing Hei Chan, Trevor Kilpatrick, Simon Murray
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common neurodegenerative disease affecting young adults in our community. It is a complex disease influenced by gender, genetic and environmental factors. MS is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system caused by aberrant immune activation resulting in damage to myelin sheaths within the brain and spinal cord and axonal loss. The demyelinating insult initially impairs the speed and efficiency of nerve cell function. In the majority of cases, this is followed by an innate endogenous repair response that can restore the myelin sheath and nerve cell function to relatively normal levels...
2017: Advances in Neurobiology
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