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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139105/preoperative-medical-therapy-before-surgery-for-uterine-fibroids
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REVIEW
Anne Lethaby, Lucian Puscasiu, Beverley Vollenhoven
BACKGROUND: Uterine fibroids occur in up to 40% of women aged over 35 years. Some are asymptomatic, but up to 50% cause symptoms that warrant therapy. Symptoms include anaemia caused by heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, dysmenorrhoea, infertility and low quality of life. Surgery is the first choice of treatment. In recent years, medical therapies have been used before surgery to improve intraoperative and postoperative outcomes. However, such therapies tend to be expensive.Fibroid growth is stimulated by oestrogen...
November 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120264/treatment-options-for-chorea
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H Bashir, J Jankovic
Chorea is defined as jerk-like movements that move randomly from one body part to another. It is due to a variety of disorders and although current symptomatic therapy is quite effective there are few etiology- or pathogenesis-targeted therapies. The aim of this review is to summarize our own experience and published evidence in the treatment of chorea. Areas covered: After evaluating current guidelines and clinical practices for chorea of all etiologies, PubMed was searched for the most recent clinical trials and reviews using the term 'chorea' cross referenced with specific drug names...
November 9, 2017: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119668/global-improvement-with-cariprazine-in-the-treatment-of-bipolar-i-disorder-and-schizophrenia-a-pooled-post-hoc-analysis
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Suresh Durgam, Willie Earley, Kaifeng Lu, György Németh, István Laszlovszky, Stephen Volk, Robert E Litman
INTRODUCTION: Global rating scale measures are useful for assessing the clinical relevance of patient change. Cariprazine, a dopamine D3 and D2 receptor partial agonist, is FDA-approved for the adult treatment of acute manic/mixed episodes of bipolar I disorder and schizophrenia. Post hoc evaluations of Clinical Global Impressions-Severity (CGI-S) scores from the cariprazine pivotal trials in both indications were conducted. METHODS: Data from 3 bipolar mania and 3 schizophrenia trials were pooled by indication (bipolar disorder = 1033; schizophrenia = 1466)...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114100/successful-treatment-of-severe-tardive-dyskinesia-with-valbenazine-including-a-patient-s-perspective
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Richard C Josiassen, Dawn M Filmyer, Jack Gillean, Syed Sikandar Shah, Tyler E Dietterich, Rita A Shaughnessy
BACKGROUND Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a chronic involuntary movement disorder frequently induced by dopamine receptor blockers, particularly first-generation antipsychotics. Until recently, management of TD was restricted to lowering the dose of the current medication, switching to another medication, or using off-label treatments with insufficient evidence of efficacy. Valbenazine, a vesicular monoamine transporter-2 (VMAT2) inhibitor, became the first drug to be approved by the FDA specifically for the treatment of TD...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113897/long-lasting-effects-of-chronic-win55-212-2-treatment-on-mesostriatal-dopaminergic-and-cannabinoid-systems-in-the-rat-brain
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Panagiotis Perdikaris, Martha Tsarouchi, Eleni Fanarioti, Evangelos Natsaridis, Ada Mitsacos, Panagiotis Giompres
Cannabinoid administration modulates dopamine transmission via an indirect, multisynaptic mechanism that includes the activation of cannabinoid type-1 receptor (CB1R). The present study evaluated in rodents, the effects of acute and chronic (20 days) WIN55,212-2 administration, a non-selective CB1R agonist, on dopamine uptake and synthesis in the mesolimbic and nigrostriatal dopaminergic pathways and associate them to its effects on the endocannabinoid system. The effect of spontaneous withdrawal, after different abstinence periods (7 days, 20 days), was also assessed...
November 4, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112770/interactive-effects-of-morphine-and-dopamine-receptor-agonists-on-spatial-recognition-memory-in-mice
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Yanmei Chen, Yu Fu, Yingjie Ann, Jianhong Wang, Jichuan Zhang
Both opiates and dopamine play important roles in learning and memory. Although synergistic action between these two neurotransmitters has been found, their functional roles remain unclear. Here, low dose morphine (2.5 mg/kg) and low dose dopamine receptor agonists (apomorphine: 0.05 mg/kg; SKF38393: 0.01 mg/kg; bromocriptine: 0.05 mg/kg), which have no effects on spatial recognition memory, were injected intraperitoneally into mice 30 min before a memory test in a two-trial recognition Y-maze. The Y-maze is based on the innate tendency of rodents to explore novel environments and is therefore suitable for exploring the effects of morphine on learning and memory...
November 7, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110353/amotivation-is-associated-with-smaller-ventral-striatum-volumes-in-older-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Fernando Caravaggio, Gagan Fervaha, Yusuke Iwata, Eric Plitman, Jun Ku Chung, Shinichiro Nakajima, Wanna Mar, Philip Gerretsen, Julia Kim, M Mallar Chakravarty, Benoit Mulsant, Bruce Pollock, David Mamo, Gary Remington, Ariel Graff-Guerrero
OBJECTIVE: Motivational deficits are prevalent in patients with schizophrenia, persist despite antipsychotic treatment, and predict long-term outcomes. Evidence suggests that patients with greater amotivation have smaller ventral striatum (VS) volumes. We wished to replicate this finding in a sample of older, chronically medicated patients with schizophrenia. Using structural imaging and positron emission tomography, we examined whether amotivation uniquely predicted VS volumes beyond the effects of striatal dopamine D2/3 receptor (D2/3 R) blockade by antipsychotics...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105298/prenatal-cocaine-exposure-disrupts-the-dopaminergic-system-and-its-postnatal-responses-to-cocaine
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Elizabeth Riley, Valerie Maymi, Stephanie Pawlyszyn, Yu Lili, Irina V Zhdanova
Impaired attention is the hallmark consequence of prenatal cocaine exposure (PCE), affecting brain development, learning, memory and social adaptation starting at an early age. To date, little is known about the brain structures and neurochemical processes involved in this effect. Through focusing on the visual system and employing zebrafish as a model, we show that PCE reduces expression of dopamine receptor Drd1, with levels reduced in the optic tectum and other brain regions, except the telencephalon. Organism-wide, PCE results in a 1...
November 3, 2017: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102591/hippocampal-gene-expression-patterns-in-oxytocin-male-knockout-mice-are-related-to-impaired-social-interaction
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Virginia Meneghini Lazzari, Josi Maria Zimmermann-Peruzatto, Grasiela Agnes, Roberta Oriques Becker, Ana Carolina de Moura, Silvana Almeida, Renata Padilha Guedes, Marcia Giovenardi
Social interaction between animals is crucial for the survival and life in groups. It is well demonstrated that oxytocin (OT) and vasopressin (AVP) play critical roles in the regulation of social behaviors in mammals, however, other neurotransmitters and hormones are involved in the brain circuitry related to these behaviors. The present study aimed to investigate the gene expression of neurotransmitter receptors in the brain of OT knockout (OTKO) male mice. In this study, we evaluated the expression levels of the OT receptor (Oxtr), AVP receptors 1a and 1b (Avpr1a; Avpr1b), dopamine receptor 2 (Drd2), and the estrogen receptors alpha and beta (Esr1; Esr2) genes in the hippocampus (HPC), olfactory bulb (OB), hypothalamus (HPT) and prefrontal cortex (PFC)...
November 1, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099404/differential-effects-of-dopaminergic-drugs-on-spontaneous-motor-activity-in-the-common-marmoset-following-pretreatment-with-a-bilateral-brain-infusion-of-6-hydroxydopamine
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Kiyoshi Ando, Chiyoko Nishime, Ryo Inoue, Eiko Nishinaka, Kenji Kawai, Koji Urano, Hideki Tsutsumi
The differential effects of dopaminergic drugs with different pharmacological profiles were investigated with respect to spontaneous motor activity in the common marmoset following pretreatment with a bilateral brain infusion of 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA). Three marmosets received infusions of 6-OHDA (either 30 or 40 μg/side) into the bilateral dopamine-rich area running from the substantia nigra to the striatum. The motor activity of the 6-OHDA marmosets was compared with that of three intact marmosets...
December 2017: Behavioural Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098189/an-update-on-non-cb1-non-cb2-cannabinoid-related-g-protein-coupled-receptors
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REVIEW
Paula Morales, Patricia H Reggio
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) has been shown to be of great importance in the regulation of numerous physiological and pathological processes. To date, two Class A G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) have been discovered and validated as the main therapeutic targets of this system: the cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CB1), which is the most abundant neuromodulatory receptor in the brain, and the cannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB2), predominantly found in the immune system among other organs and tissues. Endogenous cannabinoid receptor ligands (endocannabinoids) and the enzymes involved in their synthesis, cell uptake, and degradation have also been identified as part of the ECS...
2017: Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097596/ck2-oppositely-modulates-l-dopa-induced-dyskinesia-via-striatal-projection-neurons-expressing-d1-or-d2-receptors
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Marisol Cortés, Lauren Malave, Julia Castello, Marc Flajolet, M Angela Cenci, Eitan Friedman, Heike Rebholz
We have previously shown that casein kinase 2 (CK2) negatively regulates dopamine D1- and adenosine A2a receptor signaling in the striatum. Ablation of CK2 in D1-receptor-positive striatal neurons caused enhanced locomotion and exploration at baseline, whereas CK2 ablation in D2 receptor-positive neurons caused increased locomotion after treatment with A2a antagonist, caffeine. Since both, D1 and A2a receptors, play major roles in the cellular responses to L-DOPA in the striatum, these findings prompted us to examine the impact of CK2 ablation on the effects of L-DOPA treatment in the unilateral 6-OHDA lesioned mouse model of Parkinson's disease...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093677/levodopa-benserazide-loaded-microspheres-alleviate-l-dopa-induced-dyskinesia-through-preventing-the-over-expression-of-d1r-shp-2-erk1-2-signaling-pathway-in-a-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Ying Wan, Na Wu, Lu Song, Xijin Wang, Zhenguo Liu, Weien Yuan, Jing Gan
Background: The long-term intermittent Levodopa (L-dopa) stimulation contributes to an aberrant activation of D1 receptor (D1R) mediated extracellular signal-regulated kinases1/2 (ERK1/2) in the striatal medium spiny neurons, resulting in the occurrence of L-dopa induced dyskinesia (LID). Recently, a novel signaling pathway, D1R/Shp-2/ERK1/2, was proposed to be required for the occurrence of LID. Here we designed the study in which two different methods of L-dopa delivery [continuous dopamine stimulation (CDS) vs...
2017: Frontiers in Aging 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/29091968/computational-and-biological-evidences-on-the-serotonergic-involvement-of-setacn-antidepressant-like-effect-in-mice
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Mariana G Fronza, Lucimar M Pinto Brod, Angela Maria Casaril, Manoela Sacramento, Diego Alves, Lucielli Savegnago
A series of phenylselanyl-1H-1,2,3-triazole-4-carbonitriles with different substituents were screened for their binding affinity with serotonin transporter (SERT) and dopamine transporter (DAT) by docking molecular. 5-(4methoxyphenyl)-1-(2-(phenylselanyl)phenyl)-1H-1,2,3-triazole-4-carbonitrile (SeTACN) exhibited the best conformation with SERT even higher than fluoxetine and serotonin, suggesting a competitive inhibition. SeTACN demonstrated additional affinity to other serotonergic receptors involved in antidepressant effects: 5HT1a, 5HT2a and 5HT3...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090626/partial-volume-correction-increases-estimated-dopamine-d2-like-receptor-binding-potential-and-reduces-adult-age-differences
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Christopher T Smith, Jennifer L Crawford, Linh C Dang, Kendra L Seaman, M Danica San Juan, Aishwarya Vijay, Daniel T Katz, David Matuskey, Ronald L Cowan, Evan D Morris, David H Zald, Gregory R Samanez-Larkin
The relatively modest spatial resolution of positron emission tomography (PET) increases the likelihood of partial volume effects such that binding potential (BPND) may be underestimated. Given structural grey matter losses across adulthood, partial volume effects may be even more problematic in older age leading to overestimation of adult age differences. Here we examined the effects of partial volume correction (PVC) in two studies from different sites using different high-affinity D2-like radioligands (18 F-Fallypride, 11C-FLB457) and different PET camera resolutions (∼5 mm, 2...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089442/extinction-of-contextual-cocaine-memories-requires-cav1-2-within-d1r-expressing-cells-and-recruits-hippocampal-cav1-2-dependent-signaling-mechanisms
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Caitlin E Burgdorf, Kathryn C Schierberl, Anni S Lee, Delaney K Fischer, Tracey A Van Kempen, Vladimir Mudragel, Richard L Huganir, Teresa A Milner, Michael J Glass, Anjali M Rajadhyaksha
Exposure to cocaine-associated contextual cues significantly contributes to relapse. Extinction of these contextual associations, which involves a new form of learning, reduces cocaine-seeking behavior, however the molecular mechanisms underlying this process remain largely unknown. We report that extinction, but not acquisition of cocaine conditioned place preference (CPP) in male mice increased Cav1.2 L-type Ca(2+) channel mRNA and protein in postsynaptic density (PSD) fractions of the hippocampus, a brain region involved in drug-context associations...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081740/spatial-working-memory-in-male-rats-pre-experience-and-task-dependent-roles-of-dopamine-d1-and-d2-like-receptors
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Mekite Bezu, Jovana Maliković, Martina Kristofova, Ephrem Engidawork, Harald Höger, Gert Lubec, Volker Korz
The dopaminergic system is known to be involved in working memory processed by several brain regions like prefrontal cortex (PFC), hippocampus, striatum. In an earlier study we could show that Levodopa but not Modafinil enhanced working memory in a T-maze only during the early phase of training (day 3), whereas the later phase remained unaffected. Rats treated with a higher dose performed better than low dose treated rats. Here we could more specifically segregate the contributions of dopamine type 1- and 2- like receptors (D1R; D2R) to the training state dependent modulation of spatial working memory by intracerebroventricular (ICV) application of a D1R-like (SKF81297) and D2R-like agonist (Sumanirole) and antagonist (SCH23390, Remoxipride) at a low and high dose through 3 days of training...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081089/evaluation-of-the-abuse-potential-of-novel-amphetamine-derivatives-with-modifications-on-the-amine-nbna-and-phenyl-eda-pmea-2-apn-sites
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Raly James Perez Custodio, Chrislean Jun Botanas, Seong Shoon Yoon, June Bryan de la Peña, Irene Joy Dela Peña, Mikyung Kim, Taeseon Woo, Joung-Wook Seo, Choon-Gon Jang, Yong Ho Kwon, Nam Yong Kim, Yong Sup Lee, Hee Jin Kim, Jae Hoon Cheong
Recently, there has been a rise in the number of amphetamine derivatives that serve as substitutes for controlled substances (e.g. amphetamine and methamphetamine) on the global illegal drug market. These substances are capable of producing rewarding effects similar to their parent drug. In anticipation of the future rise of new and similar psychoactive substances, we designed and synthesized four novel amphetamine derivatives with N-benzyl, N-benzylamphetamine HCl (NBNA) substituent on the amine region, 1,4-dioxane ring, ethylenedioxy-amphetamine HCl (EDA), methyl, para-methylamphetamine HCl (PMEA), and naphthalene, 2-(aminopropyl) naphthalene HCl (2-APN) substituents on the phenyl site...
November 1, 2017: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071217/modafinil-improves-catalepsy-in-a-rat-6-hydroxydopamine-model-of-parkinson-s-disease-possible-involvement-of-dopaminergic-neurotransmission
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Reza Vajdi-Hokmabad, Mojtaba Ziaee, Saeed Sadigh-Eteghad, Siamak Sandoghchian Shotorbani, Javad Mahmoudi
Purpose: Modafinil is a vigilance-enhancing drug licensed for narcolepsy. The use of modafinil leads to various neuromodulatory effects with very low abuse potential. A body of evidence suggested that modafinil may have anti-parkinsonian effects. This study was designed to evaluate whether modafinil could improve motor dysfunction in the 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-induced rat model of Parkinson's disease. Methods: Male Wistar rats (180-220 g, n= 98) were used in this study. Parkinsonism was induced by injection of 6-hydroxydopamine (10 μg/2μl in 0...
September 2017: Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin
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