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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778944/activation-and-blockade-of-basolateral-amygdala-5-ht-6-receptor-produce-anxiolytic-like-behaviors-in-an-experimental-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Yi-Na Sun, Lu Yao, Li-Bo Li, Yong Wang, Cheng-Xue Du, Yuan Guo, Jian Liu
Although the basolateral amygdala (BLA) and serotonin6 (5-HT6 ) receptor are involved in modulation of anxiety, their roles in Parkinson' disease (PD)-related anxiety are still unknown. Thus we perform this study to examine the involvement of BLA 5-HT6 receptor on anxiety in unilateral 6-hydroxydopamine-induced PD rats. The lesion of the medial forebrain bundle (MFB) induced anxiety-like behaviors, and decreased the basal firing rate of BLA glutamate neurons and dopamine (DA) levels in tissues of the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), amygdala and ventral part of hippocampus (vHip) in rats...
May 17, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726781/microsurgical-anatomy-of-the-subthalamic-nucleus-correlating-fiber-dissection-results-with-3-t-magnetic-resonance-imaging-using-neuronavigation
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Abuzer Güngör, Şevki Serhat Baydın, Vanessa M Holanda, Erik H Middlebrooks, Cihan Isler, Bekir Tugcu, Kelly Foote, Necmettin Tanriover
OBJECTIVE Despite the extensive use of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) as a deep brain stimulation (DBS) target, unveiling the extensive functional connectivity of the nucleus, relating its structural connectivity to the stimulation-induced adverse effects, and thus optimizing the STN targeting still remain challenging. Mastering the 3D anatomy of the STN region should be the fundamental goal to achieve ideal surgical results, due to the deep-seated and obscure position of the nucleus, variable shape and relatively small size, oblique orientation, and extensive structural connectivity...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726751/evaluation-of-the-antiparkinsonism-and-neuroprotective-effects-of-hydrogen-sulfide-in-acute-6-hydroxydopamine-induced-animal-model-of-parkinson-s-disease-behavioral-histological-and-biochemical-studies
#3
Mohammad Sarukhani, Hashem Haghdoost-Yazdi, Ali Sarbazi Golezari, Arvin Babayan-Tazehkand, Tahere Dargahi, Nafiseh Rastgoo
INTRODUCTION: Studies have shown that hydrogen sulfide (H2 S), a gaseous neurotransmitter, has neuroprotective effect. Here, we evaluated the neuroprotective activity of H2 S in acute 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) animal model of Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: 6-OHDA was injected through stereotaxic surgery into medial forebrain bundle (MFB) of the right hemisphere to induce severe and fast degeneration in dopaminergic neurons of substantia nigra (SN). NaHS, as donor of H2 S, was daily injected at doses of 3 and 5...
May 4, 2018: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616443/changes-in-the-serum-urate-level-can-predict-the-development-of-parkinsonism-in-the-6-hydroxydopamine-animal-model
#4
Mohammad Reza Sarukhani, Hashem Haghdoost-Yazdi, Gilda Khandan-Chelarci
Epidemiological studies indicate that a higher plasma level of uric acid (UA) associates with the reduced risk of Parkinson's disease (PD). To confirm the role of UA as a biomarker for PD, we evaluated changes in the serum UA level in the 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-induced hemiparkinsonism in rat. For this purpose, 6-OHDA was administered in the medial forebrain bundle by stereotaxic surgery. According to the apomorphine-induced rotational test, the increased intensity of behavioral symptoms as a function of time was associated with the further reduction of UA level...
April 3, 2018: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608880/limitations-of-the-rat-medial-forebrain-lesion-model-to-study-prefrontal-cortex-mediated-cognitive-tasks-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Courtney Marshall, Kirsten M King, Sandhya Kortagere
Parkinson's Disease (PD) is a progressive movement disorder characterized by the loss of dopaminergic neurons in the midbrain. Besides motor impairment, PD patients exhibit non-motor symptoms that negatively impact their quality of life and often manifest prior to motor deficits. One such symptom is mild cognitive impairment (PD-MCI), which is comprised of deficits in executive function such as working memory, attention, cognitive flexibility, and spatial memory. The 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) induced unilateral medial forebrain bundle (MFB) lesion animal model successfully recapitulates PD motor impairment but is also used to assess non-motor deficits...
March 30, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580892/cocaine-and-amphetamine-regulated-transcript-peptide-cart-induced-reward-behavior-is-mediated-via-g-i-o-dependent-phosphorylation-of-pka-erk-creb-pathway
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Amita R Somalwar, Amit G Choudhary, Pravesh R Sharma, Nagalakshmi B, Sneha Sagarkar, Amul J Sakharkar, Nishikant K Subhedar, Dadasaheb M Kokare
Although the role of cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript peptide (CART) in modulating the mesolimbic reward pathway has been suggested, underlying cellular mechanisms have not been elucidated. Herein, we investigate the involvement of Gi/o dependent protein kinase A (PKA)/extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK)/cAMP response element binding protein (CREB) signaling in CART induced reward behavior. The rat was implanted with a stimulating electrode targeted at the lateral hypothalamus (LH)-medial forebrain bundle (MFB) and conditioned to intracranial self-stimulation (ICSS) in an operant chamber...
March 23, 2018: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572645/effects-of-the-serotonin-5-ht-1a-receptor-biased-agonists-f13714-and-f15599-on-striatal-neurotransmitter-levels-following-l-dopa-administration-in-hemi-parkinsonian-rats
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Adrian Newman-Tancredi, Mark A Varney, Andrew C McCreary
Peak-dose dyskinesia is associated with the dramatic increase in striatal dopamine levels that follows L-DOPA administration. The 'false neurotransmitter' hypothesis postulates that the latter is likely due to an aberrant processing of L-DOPA by serotonergic neurons. In keeping with this hypothesis, two highly selective 'biased agonists' of 5-HT1A receptors-namely F13714 and F15599 (NLX-101)-were recently shown to exhibit exceptionally potent anti-dyskinetic activity without impairing L-DOPA therapeutic properties despite their differential targeting of 5-HT1A receptor sub-populations...
March 23, 2018: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559901/gait-analysis-for-early-detection-of-motor-symptoms-in-the-6-ohda-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Jordi Boix, Daniela von Hieber, Bronwen Connor
Computer-supported gait analysis has proven to be effective for the comprehensive assessment of gait changes in rodent models of neurodegenerative and neurological disorders. However, full characterization of individual gait parameters is required for specific neurological or neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease (PD). Gait disturbances in particular present as the most constraining set of symptoms in PD, finally depriving patients from most activities of normal daily living. In this study, we have characterized the gait pattern abnormalities observed in two rat models of PD: the medial forebrain bundle (MFB) 6-OHDA lesion model and the striatal 6-OHDA lesion model...
2018: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528663/naltrexone-maintenance-fails-to-alter-amphetamine-effects-on-intracranial-self-stimulation-in-rats
#9
Farhana Sakloth, S Stevens Negus
Pharmacotherapy to treat stimulant use disorders continues to be an unmet medical need. Some evidence supports both the role of opioids in mediating abuse-related amphetamine effects and the potential utility of opioid antagonists as therapeutic candidates for treating amphetamine abuse. This study used intracranial self-stimulation (ICSS) to evaluate effects of exposure to and termination of naltrexone maintenance on rewarding amphetamine effects in an ICSS procedure in rats. Morphine and cocaine were included as positive and negative controls, respectively...
April 2018: Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29501514/anatomy-of-the-limbic-white-matter-tracts-as-revealed-by-fiber-dissection-and-tractography
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Raluca Pascalau, Roxana Popa Stănilă, Silviu Sfrângeu, Bianca Szabo
BACKGROUND: The limbic tracts are involved in crucial cerebral functions such as memory, emotion, and behavior. The complex architecture of the limbic circuit makes it harder to approach compared with other white matter networks. Our study aims to describe the 3-dimensional anatomy of the limbic white matter by the use of 2 complementary study methods, namely ex vivo fiber dissection and in vivo magnetic resonance imaging-based tractography. METHODS: Three fiber dissection protocols were performed using blunt wooden instruments and a surgical microscope on formalin-fixed brains prepared according to the Klingler method...
May 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29493478/deep-brain-stimulation-of-the-supero-lateral-branch-of-the-medial-forebrain-bundle-does-not-lead-to-changes-in-personality-in-patients-suffering-from-severe-depression
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Bettina H Bewernick, Hannah M Kilian, Klaudius Schmidt, Ruth E Reinfeldt, Sarah Kayser, Volker A Coenen, Sebastian Markett, Thomas E Schlaepfer
BACKGROUND: Reports of changes in patients' social behavior during deep brain stimulation (DBS) raised the question whether DBS induces changes in personality. This study explored if (1) DBS is associated with changes in personality in patients suffering from treatment-resistant depression (TRD), (2) how personality dimensions and depression are associated, and (3) if TRD patients' self-ratings of personality are valid. METHODS: TRD patients were assessed before DBS (n = 30), 6 months (t2, n = 21), 2 (t3, n = 17) and 5 years (t4, n = 11) after the initiation of DBS of the supero-lateral branch of the medial forebrain bundle (slMFB-DBS)...
March 1, 2018: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29489959/chronic-treatment-with-carvacrol-improves-passive-avoidance-memory-in-a-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Hossein Haddadi, Ziba Rajaei, Hojjatallah Alaei, Somayeh Shahidani
The present study investigated the effects of carvacrol on motor and memory deficits as well as hyperalgesia in the 6-OHDA-lesioned rat model of Parkinson's disease. The animals were subjected to unilateral microinjection of 6-OHDA into the medial forebrain bundle and treated with carvacrol (25, 50 and 100 mg/kg, ip) for six weeks after surgery. The 6-OHDA-lesioned rats showed contralateral rotations towards the lesion side, which was accompanied by learning and memory deficits in a passive avoidance test and a decrease in tail withdrawal latency in a tail flick test at the end of week 6...
February 2018: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29483673/deep-brain-stimulation-for-treatment-resistant-depression-an-integrative-review-of-preclinical-and-clinical-findings-and-translational-implications
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M P Dandekar, A J Fenoy, A F Carvalho, J C Soares, J Quevedo
Although deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an established treatment choice for Parkinson's disease (PD), essential tremor and movement disorders, its effectiveness for the management of treatment-resistant depression (TRD) remains unclear. Herein, we conducted an integrative review on major neuroanatomical targets of DBS pursued for the treatment of intractable TRD. The aim of this review article is to provide a critical discussion of possible underlying mechanisms for DBS-generated antidepressant effects identified in preclinical studies and clinical trials, and to determine which brain target(s) elicited the most promising outcomes considering acute and maintenance treatment of TRD...
May 2018: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452192/graded-6-ohda-induced-dopamine-depletion-in-the-nigrostriatal-pathway-evokes-progressive-pathological-neuronal-activities-in-the-subthalamic-nucleus-of-a-hemi-parkinsonian-mouse
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Sunghee Estelle Park, Kang-Il Song, Hyungmin Kim, Seok Chung, Inchan Youn
Recent studies have established methods for establishing a rodent model that mimics progressive stages of human Parkinson's disease (PD), via injection of graded doses of 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) into regions within the nigrostriatal pathway. However, the electrophysiological characteristics of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) in this model have not been fully elucidated in this model. This study aimed to investigate changes in the neuronal activity of the STN in a graded mouse model of PD. Increasing doses of 6-OHDA were unilaterally injected into the medial forebrain bundle (MFB) to produce a hemi-parkinsonian mouse model, mimicking early, moderate, advanced, and severe stages of human PD...
May 15, 2018: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428214/the-effects-of-bilateral-continuous-and-chronic-deep-brain-stimulation-of-the-medial-forebrain-bundle-in-a-rodent-model-of-depression
#15
Stephanie Thiele, Luciano Furlanetti, Lisa-Marie Pfeiffer, Volker A Coenen, Máté D Döbrössy
BACKGROUND: Clinical trials of supra-lateral medial forebrain bundle (MFB) Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in treatment resistant major depressive patients have shown rapid and long-term benefits. OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS: The study used Flinders Sensitive Line (FSL) rats with previously identified depressive-like phenotype to assess the range of behavior modification achieved by MFB DBS. METHODS: Male FSL and wild-type Sprague-Dawley rats as Controls were tested on mood/anxiety/exploration, cognitive and motor behaviors...
May 2018: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428213/nigrostriatal-proteasome-inhibition-impairs-dopamine-neurotransmission-and-motor-function-in-minipigs
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Thea P Lillethorup, Andreas N Glud, Aage K O Alstrup, Trine W Mikkelsen, Erik H Nielsen, Hamed Zaer, Doris J Doudet, David J Brooks, Jens Christian H Sørensen, Dariusz Orlowski, Anne M Landau
Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra leading to slowness and stiffness of limb movement with rest tremor. Using ubiquitin proteasome system inhibitors, rodent models have shown nigrostriatal degeneration and motor impairment. We translated this model to the Göttingen minipig by administering lactacystin into the medial forebrain bundle (MFB). Minipigs underwent positron emission tomography (PET) imaging with (+)-α-[11 C]dihydrotetrabenazine ([11 C]DTBZ), a marker of vesicular monoamine transporter 2 availability, at baseline and three weeks after the unilateral administration of 100 μg lactacystin into the MFB...
May 2018: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406245/progress-and-challenges-in-deep-brain-stimulation-for-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
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REVIEW
Sina Kohl, Juan Carlos Baldermann
This narrative review summarizes the recent literature on deep brain stimulation for treatment resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder highlighting both progress and challenges of this novel treatment. Common targets of psychiatric deep brain stimulation involve both white matter trajectories (anterior limb of the internal capsule, inferior thalamic peduncle, and medial forebrain bundle) and grey matter subcortical nuclei (nucleus accumbens, nucleus subthalamicus, and bed nucleus of the stria terminalis) each of which have been reported with a relevant beneficial effect on obsessive-compulsive symptoms...
January 31, 2018: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369054/lack-of-paclitaxel-effects-on-intracranial-self-stimulation-in-male-and-female-rats-comparison-to-mechanical-sensitivity
#18
Luke P Legakis, John W Bigbee, S Stevens Negus
Paclitaxel is a cancer chemotherapy with adverse effects that include peripheral neuropathy, neuropathic pain, and depression of behavior and mood. In rodents, hypersensitive paw-withdrawal reflexes from mechanical stimuli serve as one common measure of paclitaxel-induced pain-related behavior. This study tested the hypothesis that paclitaxel would also depress rates of positively reinforced operant responding as a measure of pain-related behavioral depression. Male and female Sprague-Dawley rats were equipped with electrodes targeting the medial forebrain bundle, trained to lever press for electrical brain stimulation in an assay of intracranial self-stimulation (ICSS), and treated with four injections of varying paclitaxel doses (0...
January 23, 2018: Behavioural Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327199/glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-regulates-equilibrium-between-neurogenesis-and-gliogenesis-in-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease-a-crosstalk-with-wnt-and-notch-signaling
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Sonu Singh, Akanksha Mishra, Sachi Bharti, Virendra Tiwari, Jitendra Singh, Parul, Shubha Shukla
Neurogenesis involves generation of functional newborn neurons from neural stem cells (NSCs). Insufficient formation or accelerated degeneration of newborn neurons may contribute to the severity of motor/nonmotor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD). However, the functional role of adult neurogenesis in PD is yet not explored and whether glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β) affects multiple steps of adult neurogenesis in PD is still unknown. We investigated the possible underlying molecular mechanism of impaired adult neurogenesis associated with PD...
January 11, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239973/involvement-of-adenosine-triphosphate-sensitive-potassium-channels-in-the-neuroprotective-activity-of-hydrogen-sulfide-in-the-6-hydroxydopamine-induced-animal-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#20
Mohammad Reza Sarookhani, Hashem Haghdoost-Yazdi, Ali Sarbazi-Golezari, Arvin Babayan-Tazehkand, Nafiseh Rastgoo
Studies have shown that hydrogen sulfide (H2S) exerts a neuroprotective effect and may have a therapeutic value for treating neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson's disease. However, little is known about the mechanisms underlying the neuroprotective activity of H2S in vivo. Here, we evaluated the effect of glibenclamide, an ATP-sensitive potassium channel blocker, on the neuroprotective activity of H2S in the 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) animal model of Parkinson's disease. 6-OHDA was administered by stereotaxic surgery into the medial forebrain bundle...
December 12, 2017: Behavioural Pharmacology
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