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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210212/differential-behavioral-and-neurobiological-effects-of-chronic-corticosterone-treatment-in-adolescent-and-adult-rats
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Jitao Li, Xiaomeng Xie, Youhong Li, Xiao Liu, Xuemei Liao, Yun-Ai Su, Tianmei Si
Adolescence is a critical period with ongoing maturational processes in stress-sensitive systems. While adolescent individuals show heightened stress-induced hormonal responses compared to adults, it is unclear whether and how the behavioral and neurobiological consequences of chronic stress would differ between the two age groups. Here we address this issue by examining the effects of chronic exposure to the stress hormone, corticosterone (CORT), in both adolescent and adult animals. Male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were injected intraperitoneally with CORT (40 mg/kg) or vehicle for 21 days during adolescence (post-natal day (PND) 29-49) or adulthood (PND 71-91) and then subjected to behavioral testing or sacrifice for western blot analyses...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192174/does-genetic-bdnf-deficiency-in-rats-interact-with-neurotransmitter-control-of-prepulse-inhibition-implications-for-schizophrenia
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Maarten van den Buuse, Davina Biel, Kathrin Radscheit
Several studies have suggested a role of BDNF in the development of schizophrenia. For example, post-mortem studies have shown significantly reduced levels of BDNF protein expression in the brain of schizophrenia patients. We investigated the relationship between reduced levels of BDNF in the brain and the regulation of prepulse inhibition (PPI), a behavioral endophenotype of schizophrenia. We used BDNF heterozygous mutant rats which display a 50% decrease of mature BDNF protein levels. Previously, we observed normal baseline PPI and responses to the dopamine D1/D2 receptor agonist, apomorphine, in these rats...
February 9, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167133/nmda-receptor-adjusted-co-administration-of-ecstasy-and-cannabinoid-receptor-1-agonist-in-the-amygdala-via-stimulation-of-bdnf-trk-b-creb-pathway-in-adult-male-rats
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Ghorbangol Ashabi, Mitra-Sadat Sadat-Shirazi, Solmaz Khalifeh, Laleh Elhampour, Mohammad-Reza Zarrindast
Consumption of cannabinoid receptor-1 (CB-1) agonist such as cannabis is widely taken in 3,4- methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) or ecstasy users; it has been hypothesized that co-consumption of CB-1 agonist might protect neurons against MDMA toxicity. N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors regulate neuronal plasticity and firing rate in the brain through Tyrosine-kinase B (Trk-B) activation. The molecular and electrophysiological association among NMDA and MDMA/Arachidonylcyclopropylamide (ACPA, a selective CB-1 receptor agonist) co-consumption was not well-known...
February 3, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164368/bdnf-induced-endocannabinoid-release-modulates-neocortical-glutamatergic-neurotransmission
#4
Mason L Yeh, Rajamani Selvam, Eric S Levine
Endocannabinoids (eCBs) and neurotrophins, particularly brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), are potent neuromodulators found throughout the mammalian neocortex. Both eCBs and BDNF play critical roles in many behavioral and neurophysiological processes and are targets for the development of novel therapeutics. The effects of eCBs and BDNF are primarily mediated by the type 1 cannabinoid (CB1) receptor and the trkB tyrosine kinase receptor, respectively. Our laboratory and others have previously established that BDNF potentiates excitatory transmission by enhancing presynaptic glutamate release and modulating NMDA receptors...
February 6, 2017: Synapse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030799/resveratrol-induced-antinociception-is-involved-in-calcium-channels-and-calcium-caffeine-sensitive-pools
#5
Xiaoyu Pan, Jiechun Chen, Weijie Wang, Ling Chen, Lin Wang, Quan Ma, Jianbo Zhang, Lichao Chen, Gang Wang, Meixi Zhang, Hao Wu, Ruochuan Cheng
Resveratrol has been widely investigated for its potential health properties, although little is known about its mechanism in vivo. Previous studies have indicated that resveratrol produces antinociceptive effects in mice. Calcium channels and calcium/caffeine-sensitive pools are reported to be associated with analgesic effect. The present study was to explore the involvement of Ca2+ channel and calcium/caffeine-sensitive pools in the antinociceptive response of resveratrol. Tail-flick test was used to assess antinociception in mice treated with resveratrol or the combinations of resveratrol with MK 801, nimodipine, CaCl2, ryanodine and ethylene glycol tetraacetic acid (EGTA), respectively...
February 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992087/urokinase-type-plasminogen-activator-modulates-mammalian-circadian-clock-phase-regulation-in-tissue-type-plasminogen-activator-knockout-mice
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Joanna M Cooper, Ashutosh Rastogi, Jessica A Krizo, Eric M Mintz, Rebecca A Prosser
Glutamate phase shifts the circadian clock in the mammalian suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) by activating NMDA receptors. Tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA) gates phase shifts by activating plasmin to generate m(ature)BDNF, which binds TrkB receptors allowing clock phase shifts. Here we investigate phase shifting in tPA knockout (tPA(-/-) ; B6.129S2-Plat(tm1Mlg) /J) mice, and identify urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) as an additional circadian clock regulator. Behavioral activity rhythms in tPA(-/-) mice entrain to a light-dark (LD) cycle and phase shift in response to nocturnal light pulses with no apparent loss in sensitivity...
December 19, 2016: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882447/neonatal-repeated-exposure-to-isoflurane-not-sevoflurane-in-mice-reversibly-impaired-spatial-cognition-at-juvenile-age
#7
Jianhui Liu, Yanhong Zhao, Junjun Yang, Xiaoqing Zhang, Wei Zhang, Peijun Wang
Inhalation anesthetics facilitate surgical procedures in millions of children each year. However, animal studies demonstrate that exposure to the inhalation anesthetic isoflurane may cause neuronal cell death in developing brains. The long-term cytotoxic effects of sevoflurane, the most popular pediatric anesthetic, have not been compared with isoflurane. Thus, this study was designed to compare the effects of equipotent doses of these two anesthetics on neonatal long-term neurotoxicity. Postnatal 7-day-old (P7) C57/BL male mice were exposed to 1...
November 24, 2016: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878552/strength-and-aerobic-exercises-improve-spatial-memory-in-aging-rats-through-stimulating-distinct-neuroplasticity-mechanisms
#8
Thais Ceresér Vilela, Alexandre Pastoris Muller, Adriani Paganini Damiani, Tamires Pavei Macan, Sabrina da Silva, Paula Bortoluzzi Canteiro, Alisson de Sena Casagrande, Giulia Dos Santos Pedroso, Renata Tiscoski Nesi, Vanessa Moraes de Andrade, Ricardo Aurino de Pinho
Aging is associated with impaired cognition and memory and increased susceptibility to neurodegenerative disorders. Physical exercise is neuroprotective; however, the major evidence of this effect involves studies of only aerobic training in young animals. The benefits of other exercise protocols such as strength training in aged animals remains unknown. Here, we investigated the effect of aerobic and strength training on spatial memory and hippocampal plasticity in aging rats. Aging Wistar rats performed aerobic or strength training for 50 min 3 to 4 days/week for 8 weeks...
November 22, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825855/effect-of-co-administration-of-memantine-and-sertraline-on-the-antidepressant-like-activity-and-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-bdnf-levels-in-the-rat-brain
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Meysam Amidfar, Gislaine Z Réus, João Quevedo, Yong-Ku Kim, Mohammad Arbabi
A developing body of data has drawn attention to the N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonists as potential drugs for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD). We investigated the possibility of synergistic interactions between the antidepressant sertraline with the uncompetitive NMDA receptor antagonist, memantine. The present study was aimed to evaluate behavioural and molecular effects of the chronic treatment with memantine and sertraline alone or in combination in rats. To this aim, rats were chronically treated with memantine (2...
January 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816841/heavy-metals-pb-cd-as-and-mehg-as-risk-factors-for-cognitive-dysfunction-a-general-review-of-metal-mixture-mechanism-in-brain
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REVIEW
Venkatanaidu Karri, Marta Schuhmacher, Vikas Kumar
Human exposure to toxic heavy metals is a global challenge. Concurrent exposure of heavy metals, such as lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As) and methylmercury (MeHg) are particularly important due to their long lasting effects on the brain. The exact toxicological mechanisms invoked by exposure to mixtures of the metals Pb, Cd, As and MeHg are still unclear, however they share many common pathways for causing cognitive dysfunction. The combination of metals may produce additive/synergetic effects due to their common binding affinity with NMDA receptor (Pb, As, MeHg), Na(+) - K(+) ATP-ase pump (Cd, MeHg), biological Ca(+2) (Pb, Cd, MeHg), Glu neurotransmitter (Pb, MeHg), which can lead to imbalance between the pro-oxidant elements (ROS) and the antioxidants (reducing elements)...
December 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765808/rapid-and-sustained-antidepressant-action-of-the-mglu2-3-receptor-antagonist-mgs0039-in-the-social-defeat-stress-model-comparison-with-ketamine
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Chao Dong, Ji-Chun Zhang, Wei Yao, Qian Ren, Min Ma, Chun Yang, Shigeyuki Chaki, Kenji Hashimoto
BACKGROUND: Similar to the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist ketamine, the metabotropic glutamate 2/3 receptor antagonist, MGS0039, shows antidepressant effects. However, there are no reports comparing these 2 compounds in the social defeat stress model of depression. METHODS: We examined the effects of MGS0039 (1 mg/kg) and ketamine (10 mg/kg) on depression-like behavior in susceptible mice after repeated social defeat stress. Protein levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, TrkB, phospho-TrkB, α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid receptor (GluA1), postsynaptic density protein 95, and dendritic spine density in selected brain regions were measured...
October 27, 2016: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765467/glutamatergic-neurotransmission-in-the-prefrontal-cortex-mediates-the-suppressive-effect-of-intra-prelimbic-cortical-infusion-of-bdnf-on-cocaine-seeking
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Bok Soon Go, Sarah M Barry, Jacqueline F McGinty
Cocaine self-administration induces dysfunctional neuroadaptations in the prefrontal cortex that underlie relapse to cocaine-seeking. Cocaine self-administration disturbs glutamatergic transmission in the nucleus accumbens that is prevented by infusion of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) into the prelimbic area of the prefrontal cortex. Intra-prelimbic infusion of BDNF decreases cocaine-seeking in a TrkB-ERK MAP kinase-dependent manner. Neuronal activity triggers an interaction between TrkB receptors and NMDA receptors, leading to ERK activation...
December 2016: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704743/research-progress-of-the-role-and-mechanism-of-extracellular-signal-regulated-protein-kinase-5-erk5-pathway-in-pathological-pain
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Li-Na Yu, Li-Hong Sun, Min Wang, Min Yan
Extracellular signal-regulated protein kinase 5 (ERK5), also known as big mitogen-activated protein kinase 1 (MAPK1), is an important member of ERK family, which is a subfamily of the large MAPK family. ERK5 is expressed in many tissues, including the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons and the spinal cord. In this review, we focus on elaborating ERK5-associated pathway in pathological pain, in which the ERK5/CREB (cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP)-response element-binding protein) pathway plays a crucial role in the transduction of pain signal and contributes to pain hypersensitivity...
2016: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27634096/fast-acting-antidepressants-rapidly-stimulate-erk-signaling-and-bdnf-release-in-primary-neuronal-cultures
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Ashley E Lepack, Eunyoung Bang, Boyoung Lee, Jason M Dwyer, Ronald S Duman
Recent preclinical and clinical studies demonstrate that three functionally different compounds, the NMDA receptor channel blocker ketamine, mGlu2/3 receptor antagonist LY341495, and NMDA receptor glycine site agent GLYX-13 produce rapid and long lasting antidepressant effects. Furthermore, these agents are reported to stimulate ERK and mTORC1 signaling in brain. Here we used rat primary cortical culture neurons to further examine the cellular actions of these agents. The results demonstrate that low concentrations of all three compounds rapidly increase levels of the phosphorylated and activated forms of ERK and a downstream target of mTORC1, p70S6 kinase, in a concentration and time dependent manner...
December 2016: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27626660/aging-triggers-a-repressive-chromatin-state-at-bdnf-promoters-in-hippocampal-neurons
#15
Ernest Palomer, Adrián Martín-Segura, Shishir Baliyan, Tariq Ahmed, Detlef Balschun, Cesar Venero, Mauricio G Martin, Carlos G Dotti
Cognitive capacities decline with age, an event accompanied by the altered transcription of synaptic plasticity genes. Here, we show that the transcriptional induction of Bdnf by a mnemonic stimulus is impaired in aged hippocampal neurons. Mechanistically, this defect is due to reduced NMDA receptor (NMDAR)-mediated activation of CaMKII. Decreased NMDAR signaling prevents changes associated with activation at specific Bdnf promoters, including displacement of histone deacetylase 4, recruitment of the histone acetyltransferase CBP, increased H3K27 acetylation, and reduced H3K27 trimethylation...
September 13, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27575648/colonic-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-contributes-to-visceral-hypersensitivity-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome
#16
Qingqing Qi, Feixue Chen, Wenxue Zhang, Peng Wang, Yanqing Li, Xiuli Zuo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) in brain, spinal cord and enteric nervous system is involved in visceral hypersensitivity. This study aimed to reveal the functional expression of NMDAR on mucosal cells in colon and to investigate the downstream signal pathway from colonic NMDAR activation to visceral hypersensitivity in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). METHODS: The expression of mucosal NMDAR in IBS patients and healthy controls was assessed by immunohistochemistry and western blot, and correlated with abdominal pain/discomfort scores quantified by a validated questionnaire...
August 30, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27568334/neuroprotective-effect-of-magnesium-acetyltaurate-against-nmda-induced-excitotoxicity-in-rat-retina
#17
Lidawani Lambuk, Azliana Jusnida Ahmad Jafri, Natasha Najwa Nor Arfuzir, Igor Iezhitsa, Renu Agarwal, Khairul Nizam Bin Rozali, Puneet Agarwal, Nor Salmah Bakar, Methil Kannan Kutty, Ahmad Pauzi Md Yusof, Anna Krasilnikova, Alexander Spasov, Alexander Ozerov, Nafeeza Mohd Ismail
Glutamate excitotoxicity plays a major role in the loss of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) in glaucoma. The toxic effects of glutamate on RGCs are mediated by the overstimulation of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors. Accordingly, NMDA receptor antagonists have been suggested to inhibit excitotoxicity in RGCs and delay the progression and visual loss in glaucoma patients. The purpose of the present study was to examine the potential neuroprotective effect of Mg acetyltaurate (MgAT) on RGC death induced by NMDA...
January 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27553784/the-gut-brain-axis-bdnf-nmda-and-cns-disorders
#18
REVIEW
Raeesah Maqsood, Trevor W Stone
Gastro-intestinal (GI) microbiota and the 'gut-brain axis' are proving to be increasingly relevant to early brain development and the emergence of psychiatric disorders. This review focuses on the influence of the GI tract on Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) and its relationship with receptors for N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDAR), as these are believed to be involved in synaptic plasticity and cognitive function. NMDAR may be associated with the development of schizophrenia and a range of other psychopathologies including neurodegenerative disorders, depression and dementias...
November 2016: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27494324/prenatal-cocaine-exposure-upregulates-bdnf-trkb-signaling
#19
Andres Stucky, Kalindi P Bakshi, Eitan Friedman, Hoau-Yan Wang
Prenatal cocaine exposure causes profound changes in neurobehavior as well as synaptic function and structure with compromised glutamatergic transmission. Since synaptic health and glutamatergic activity are tightly regulated by brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) signaling through its cognate tyrosine receptor kinase B (TrkB), we hypothesized that prenatal cocaine exposure alters BDNF-TrkB signaling during brain development. Here we show prenatal cocaine exposure enhances BDNF-TrkB signaling in hippocampus and prefrontal cortex (PFCX) of 21-day-old rats without affecting the expression levels of TrkB, P75NTR, signaling molecules, NMDA receptor-NR1 subunit as well as proBDNF and BDNF...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27488193/comparison-of-r-ketamine-and-rapastinel-antidepressant-effects-in-the-social-defeat-stress-model-of-depression
#20
Bangkun Yang, Ji-Chun Zhang, Mei Han, Wei Yao, Chun Yang, Qian Ren, Min Ma, Qian-Xue Chen, Kenji Hashimoto
RATIONALE: The N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonists, including R-ketamine and rapastinel (formerly GLYX-13), show rapid antidepressant effects in animal models of depression. OBJECTIVE: We compared the rapid and sustained antidepressant effects of R-ketamine and rapastinel in the social defeat stress model. RESULTS: In the tail suspension and forced swimming tests, R-ketamine (10 mg/kg, intraperitoneal (i.p.)) or rapastinel (10 mg/kg, i...
October 2016: Psychopharmacology
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