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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936709/taurine-counteracts-the-neurotoxic-effects-of-streptozotocin-induced-diabetes-in-rats
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Greice Caletti, Ana P Herrmann, Rianne Remus Pulcinelli, Luiza Steffens, Ana Moira Morás, Priscila Vianna, José Artur Bogo Chies, Dinara Jaqueline Moura, Helena Maria Tanhauser Barros, Rosane Gomez
Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease associated with oxidative stress, damage to biomolecules such as DNA, and neuroinflammation. Taurine, a sulfur-containing amino acid widespread in the brain, has neuroprotective properties that might prevent tissue injury and DNA damage induced by chronic hyperglycemia. We evaluated the effects of chronic taurine treatment on oxidative stress parameters, DNA damage and inflammatory markers in the frontal cortex, and hippocampus of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats...
September 21, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918494/betaine-in-the-brain-characterization-of-betaine-uptake-its-influence-on-other-osmolytes-and-its-potential-role-in-neuroprotection-from-osmotic-stress
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Leena S Knight, Quinn Piibe, Ian Lambie, Christopher Perkins, Paul H Yancey
Betaine (N-trimethylglycine), a common osmolyte, has received attention because of the number of clinical reports associating betaine supplementation with improved cognition, neuroprotection and exercise physiology. However, tissue analyses report little accumulation of betaine in brain tissue despite the presence of betaine/GABA transporters (BGT1) at the blood brain barrier and in nervous tissue, calling into question whether betaine influences neuronal function directly or indirectly. Therefore, the focus of this study was to determine what capacity nervous tissue has to accumulate betaine, specifically in the hippocampus, a region of the brain associated with learning and memory and one that is particularly susceptible to damage (e...
September 16, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916270/understanding-taurine-cns-activity-using-alternative-zebrafish-models
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Nathana J Mezzomo, Barbara D Fontana, Allan V Kalueff, Leonardo J G Barcellos, Denis B Rosemberg
Taurine is a highly abundant "amino acid" in the brain. Despite the potential neuroactive role of taurine in vertebrates has long been recognized, the underlying molecular mechanisms related to its pleiotropic effects in the brain remain poorly understood. Due to the genetic tractability, rich behavioral repertoire, neurochemical conservation, and small size, the zebrafish (Danio rerio) has emerged as a powerful candidate for neuropsychopharmacology investigation and in vivo drug screening. Here, we summarize the main physiological roles of taurine in mammals, including neuromodulation, osmoregulation, membrane stabilization, and antioxidant action...
September 12, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879772/brain-membrane-proteome-and-phosphoproteome-reveal-molecular-basis-associating-with-nursing-and-foraging-behaviors-of-honeybee-workers
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Bin Han, Yu Fang, Mao Feng, Han Hu, Yue Hao, Chuan Ma, Xinmei Huo, Lifeng Meng, Xufeng Zhang, Fan Wu, Jianke Li
The brain is a vital organ in regulating complex social behaviors of honeybees including learning and memory. Knowledge of how brain membrane proteins and their phosphorylation underlie the age-related behavioral polyethism is still lacking. A hitherto age-resolved brain membrane proteome and phosphoproteome were reported in adult worker bees from two strains of honeybee (Apis mellifera ligustica): Italian bee (ITB) and Royal Jelly bee (RJB), a line selected from ITB for increased RJ outputs over 4 decades...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870788/effect-of-brain-tumor-presence-during-radiation-on-tissue-toxicity-transcriptomic-and-metabolic-changes
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Janice A Zawaski, Omaima M Sabek, Horatiu Voicu, Hon-Chiu Eastwood Leung, M Waleed Gaber
PURPOSE: Radiation therapy (RT) causes functional and transcriptomic changes in the brain; however, most studies have been carried out in normal rodent brains. Here, the long-term effect of irradiation and tumor presence during radiation was investigated. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Male Wistar rats ∼7 weeks old were divided into 3 groups: sham implant, RT+sham implant, and RT+tumor implant (C6 glioma). Hypofractionated irradiation (8 or 6 Gy/day for 5 days) was localized to a 1-cm strip of cranium starting 5 days after implantation, resulting in complete tumor regression and prolonged survival...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840535/chronic-exposure-to-%C3%AE-alanine-generates-oxidative-stress-and-alters-energy-metabolism-in-cerebral-cortex-and-cerebellum-of-wistar-rats
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Tanise Gemelli, Rodrigo Binkowski de Andrade, Denise Bertin Rojas, Ângela Zanatta, Gabriel Henrique Schirmbeck, Cláudia Funchal, Moacir Wajner, Carlos Severo Dutra-Filho, Clovis Milton Duval Wannmacher
β-Alanine occurs naturally in the human central nervous system and performs different functions. It can act as either a neurotransmitter or a neuromodulator, depletion of taurine levels and competitive antagonist of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA). The β-amino acid accumulation exerts an important biological function as delay in brain development, oxidative stress and disturbances in energy metabolism, characterized as an inborn error of metabolism classified as β-alaninemia. We evaluated the effects of the chronic administration of β-alanine on some parameters of oxidative stress and enzymes of energy metabolism in cerebral cortex and cerebellum of 21-day-old Wistar rats...
August 24, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833202/molecular-composition-and-heterogeneity-of-the-lrrc8-containing-swelling-activated-osmolyte-channels-in-primary-rat-astrocytes
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Alexandra L Schober, Corinne S Wilson, Alexander A Mongin
Volume-regulated anion channel (VRAC) is the ubiquitously expressed vertebrate Cl(-) /anion channel that is comprised of proteins belonging to the LRRC8 family and activated by cell swelling. In the brain, VRAC contributes to physiological and pathological release of a variety of small organic molecules, including the amino acid neurotransmitters glutamate, aspartate, and taurine. In the present work, we explored the role of all five LRRC8 family members in the release of organic osmolytes from primary rat astrocytes...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828605/taurine-homeostasis-and-volume-control
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Herminia Pasantes-Morales
Taurine content is high (mM) in mammalian brain. By its major role as an osmolyte, taurine contributes to the cell volume control, which is particularly critical in the brain. Taurine participates in osmotic adjustments required to maintain the organization and size of intracellular compartments. It counteracts volume fluctuations in unbalanced transmembrane fluxes of ions and neurotransmitters, preserving the functional synaptic contacts. Taurine has a key role in the long-term adaptation to chronic hyponatremia as well as in other pathologies leading to brain edema...
2017: Advances in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810965/the-benefits-and-risks-of-energy-drinks-in-young-adults-and-military-service-members
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Julianne Manchester, Inbal Eshel, Donald W Marion
INTRODUCTION: Energy drinks (EDs) have become an integral part of the young adult, athletic, and military culture. Many athletes are convinced that EDs enhance performance, and service members as well as college students frequently use EDs as stimulants to counter sleep deprivation, or to improve academic performance. However, concerns have been raised by some military leaders about potential adverse effects of EDs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A needs assessment survey of a convenience sample of military health care providers was conducted and identified EDs as a top knowledge need for those providers working in the area of traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736106/in-vivo-magnetic-resonance-approach-to-trimethyltin-induced-neurodegeneration-in-rats
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Ladislav Baciak, Zdenka Gasparova, Tibor Liptaj, Ivo Juranek
Trimethyltin (TMT) is commonly used to induce neurodegeneration in mice and rats; however, only scarce data of in vivo magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy and imaging characterizing TMT neurotoxicity are available. Our aim was to assess brain metabolite changes and brain atrophy by in vivo MR in the rat model of neurodegeneration induced by TMT. Adult male Wistar rats exposed to TMT (8mg/kg, i.p.) were used in the study. Proton MRS was applied on the dorsal hippocampus to reveal changes in neurochemical profile, and MR imaging was used to assess the volume of the entire hippocampus, ventricles and whole brain...
July 20, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700674/effects-of-taurine-on-resting-state-fmri-activity-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Vincent Chin-Hung Chen, Tsai-Ching Hsu, Li-Jeng Chen, Hong-Chun Chou, Jun-Cheng Weng, Bor-Show Tzang
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a global behavior illness among children and adults. To investigate the effects of taurine on resting-state fMRI activity in ADHD, a spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR) animal model was adopted. Significantly decreased serum C-reactive protein (CRP) was detected in rats of Wistar Kyoto (WKY) high-taurine group and significantly decreased interleukin (IL)-1β and CRP were detected in rats of SHR low-taurine and high-taurine groups. Moreover, significantly higher horizontal locomotion was detected in rats of WKY low-taurine and SHR low-taurine groups than in those of controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694433/antidepressant-effect-of-taurine-in-chronic-unpredictable-mild-stress-induced-depressive-rats
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Gao-Feng Wu, Shuang Ren, Ri-Yi Tang, Chang Xu, Jia-Qi Zhou, Shu-Mei Lin, Ying Feng, Qun-Hui Yang, Jian-Min Hu, Jian-Cheng Yang
Depression, a psychiatric and dysthymic disorder, severely affects the learning, work and life quality. The main pathogenesis of depression is associated with central nervous system (CNS) dysfunction. Taurine has been demonstrated to exert protective effects on the brain development and can improve learning ability and memory. Our study investigated the antidepressant-like effects of taurine pre-treatment by examining the changes in depression-like behavior, hormones, neurotransmitters, inflammatory factors and neurotrophic factors in the hippocampus of a chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS)-induced depressive rat model...
July 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654759/taurine-reverses-sodium-fluoride-mediated-increase-in-inflammation-caspase-3-activity-and-oxidative-damage-along-the-brain-pituitary-gonadal-axis-in-male-rats
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Isaac A Adedara, Bolanle F Olabiyi, TeminiJesu D Ojuade, Umar F Idris, Esther M Onibiyo, Ebenezer O Farombi
Excessive exposure to fluoride is associated with male reproductive dysfunction in humans and animals. Taurine (2-aminoethane sulfonic acid) is a free intracellular β-amino acid with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective properties. However, the effect of taurine on fluoride-induced reproductive toxicity has not been reported. The present study investigated the influence of taurine on sodium fluoride (NaF)-induced functional changes along the brain-pituitary-gonadal axis in male rats. NaF was administered singly in drinking water at 15 mg·L(-1) alone or orally co-administered by gavage with taurine at 100 and 200 mg·(kg body mass)(-1) for 45 consecutive days...
June 27, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595107/application-of-1-h-nmr-spectroscopy-to-the-metabolic-phenotyping-of-rodent-brain-extracts-a-metabonomic-study-of-gut-microbial-influence-on-host-brain-metabolism
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J R Swann, I Garcia-Perez, V Braniste, I D Wilson, J E Sidaway, J K Nicholson, S Pettersson, E Holmes
(1)H NMR Spectroscopy has been applied to determine the neurochemical profiles of brain extracts from the frontal cortex and hippocampal regions of germ free and normal mice and rats. The results revealed a number of differences between germ free (GF) and conventional (CV) rats or specific pathogen-free (SPF) mice with microbiome-associated metabolic variation found to be both species- and region-dependent. In the mouse, the GF frontal cortex contained lower amounts of creatine, N-acetyl-aspartate (NAA), glycerophosphocholine and lactate, but greater amounts of choline compared to that of specific pathogen free (SPF) mice...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570965/neurochemical-evidence-based-suggested-therapy-for-safe-management-of-epileptogenesis
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Navjot Kaur, Tanveer Singh, Sandeep Kumar, Rajesh Kumar Goel
Most of the clinically available antiepileptic drugs have only antiseizure effects and are reported unable to prevent epileptogenesis. In the past decade, several drugs underwent clinical trials for management of epileptogenesis, but none of the drugs tested was found effective. One of the major lacunas is availability of appropriate preclinical approaches to delineate mechanisms of epileptogenesis. Thus, the present study attempts to suggest a neurochemistry based approach for safe management of epileptogenesis...
May 29, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524186/taurine-modified-ru-ii-complex-targets-cancerous-brain-cells-for-photodynamic-therapy
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Enming Du, Xunwu Hu, Sona Roy, Peng Wang, Kieran Deasy, Toshiaki Mochizuki, Ye Zhang
The precision and efficacy of photodynamic therapy (PDT) is essential for the treatment of brain tumors because the cancer cells are within or adjacent to the delicate nervous system. Taurine is an abundant amino acid in the brain that serves the central nervous system (CNS). A taurine-modified polypyridyl Ru-complex was shown to have optimized intracellular affinity in cancer cells through accumulation in lysosomes. Symmetrical modification of this Ru-complex by multiple taurine molecules enhanced the efficiency of molecular emission with boosted generation of reactive oxygen species...
May 19, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505527/amino-acid-and-acetylcholine-chemistry-in-the-central-auditory-system-of-young-middle-aged-and-old-rats
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Donald A Godfrey, Kejian Chen, Thomas R O'Toole, Abdurrahman I A A Mustapha
Older adults generally experience difficulties with hearing. Age-related changes in the chemistry of central auditory regions, especially the chemistry underlying synaptic transmission between neurons, may be of particular relevance for hearing changes. In this study, we used quantitative microchemical methods to map concentrations of amino acids, including the major neurotransmitters of the brain, in all the major central auditory structures of young (6 months), middle-aged (22 months), and old (33 months old) Fischer 344 x Brown Norway rats...
July 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460583/subchronic-low-level-intraperitoneal-injections-of-manganese-iv-oxide-and-manganese-ii-chloride-affect-rat-brain-neurochemistry
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Brian S Nielsen, Erik H Larsen, Ole Ladefoged, Henrik R Lam
Manganese (Mn) is neurotoxic and can induce manganism, a Parkinson-like disease categorized as being a serious central nervous system irreversible neurodegenerative disease. An increased risk of developing symptoms of Parkinson disease has been linked to work-related exposure, for example, for workers in agriculture, horticulture, and people living near areas with frequent use of Mn-containing pesticides. In this study, the focus was placed on neurochemical effects of Mn. Rats were dosed intraperitoneally with 0...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412885/antenatal-taurine-supplementation-in-fetal-rats-with-growth-restriction-improves-neural-stem-cell-proliferation-by-inhibiting-the-activities-of-rho-family-factors
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Yan Wang, Xiang-Wen Li, Jing Liu, Wei Fu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether antenatal taurine supplementation improves neural stem cell proliferation in rats with fetal growth restriction (FGR) through regulating the activity of Rho family factors. METHODS: FGR models were established via food restriction throughout pregnancy. Pregnant rats were randomly divided into the control group, the FGR group (given 40% of the normal daily feeding in the control group), and the Taurine group (FGR model treated with 300 mg/kg·d taurine from gestational day seven)...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411106/mass-spectrometry-imaging-shows-major-derangements-in-neurogranin-and-in-purine-metabolism-in-the-triple-knockout-3%C3%A3-tg-alzheimer-mouse-model
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Clara Esteve, Emrys A Jones, Douglas B Kell, Hervé Boutin, Liam A McDonnell
Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) can simultaneously measure hundreds of biomolecules directly from tissue. Using different sample preparation strategies, proteins and metabolites have been profiled to study the molecular changes in a 3×Tg mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. In comparison with wild-type (WT) control mice MALDI-MSI revealed Alzheimer's disease-specific protein profiles, highlighting dramatic reductions of a protein with m/z 7560, which was assigned to neurogranin and validated by immunohistochemistry...
July 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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