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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810557/role-of-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-signaling-in-autophagy-and-the-neurodegenerative-process-using-a-senescence-accelerated-mouse-prone-8-model
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Yanyong Wang, Qinying Ma, Xiaowei Ma, Zhongxia Zhang, Na Liu, Mingwei Wang
The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) kinase is an inhibitor of autophagy, which is an intracellular system involved in the degradation of long-lived proteins and organelles in lysosomes. Recent evidence suggests that the steady incline in mTOR function during aging may be associated with the cognitive decline related to aging and may also promote development of Tau pathology. At present, the senescence accelerated mouse prone 8 (SAMP8) is an experimental model that has been proposed for the study of age-related neurodegenerative changes associated with aging...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810250/cerebral-small-vessel-disease-is-associated-with-dysregulation-in-the-ubiquitin-proteasome-system-and-other-major-cellular-pathways-in-specific-brain-regions
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Marie-Françoise Ritz, Caspar Grond-Ginsbach, Felix Fluri, Manja Kloss, Markus Tolnay, Nils Peters, Stefan Engelter, Philippe Lyrer
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is characterized by periventricular white matter (WM) changes and can lead to vascular dementia, the second most common form of age-dependent dementia. The pathogenesis of the disease remains poorly understood, and studies of its molecular basis are limited. By profiling gene expression of dissected postmortem brain tissue in SVD patients and comparisons with tissue of nonneurological controls, we aimed to identify genes and processes that are involved in the pathogenesis of SVD to gain new pathogenetic insights...
August 16, 2017: Neuro-degenerative Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808887/chronic-silymarin-quercetin-and-naringenin-treatments-increase-monoamines-synthesis-and-hippocampal-sirt1-levels-improving-cognition-in-aged-rats
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F Sarubbo, M R Ramis, C Kienzer, S Aparicio, S Esteban, A Miralles, D Moranta
Polyphenols have beneficial neurological effects delaying cognitive and motor decline in aging due to their antioxidant, antiinflammatory and neuroprotective properties. These effects could be related to SIRT1 activation (implicated in synaptic plasticity, memory and inflammation) and monoaminergic synthesis modulation. In this work, we studied in old male rats, the in vivo effects of long-term administration of different polyphenols (silymarin, quercetin and naringenin; 20 mg/kg/day i.p, 4 weeks) (Sprague-Dawley, 18 months) on cognition and motor coordination...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: the Official Journal of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806742/dissociating-maternal-responses-to-sad-and-happy-facial-expressions-of-their-own-child-an-fmri-study
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Dorothea Kluczniok, Catherine Hindi Attar, Jenny Stein, Sina Poppinga, Thomas Fydrich, Charlotte Jaite, Viola Kappel, Romuald Brunner, Sabine C Herpertz, Katja Boedeker, Felix Bermpohl
BACKGROUND: Maternal sensitive behavior depends on recognizing one's own child's affective states. The present study investigated distinct and overlapping neural responses of mothers to sad and happy facial expressions of their own child (in comparison to facial expressions of an unfamiliar child). METHODS: We used functional MRI to measure dissociable and overlapping activation patterns in 27 healthy mothers in response to happy, neutral and sad facial expressions of their own school-aged child and a gender- and age-matched unfamiliar child...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801672/sample-entropy-reveals-an-age-related-reduction-in-the-complexity-of-dynamic-brain
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Yanbing Jia, Huaguang Gu, Qiang Luo
Dynamic reconfiguration of the human brain is characterized by the nature of complexity. The purpose of this study was to measure such complexity and also analyze its association with age. We modeled the dynamic reconfiguration process by dynamic functional connectivity, which was established by resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data, and we measured complexity within the dynamic functional connectivity by sample entropy (SampEn). A brainwide map of SampEn in healthy subjects shows larger values in the caudate, the olfactory gyrus, the amygdala, and the hippocampus, and lower values in primary sensorimotor and visual areas...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801169/a-single-high-dose-of-dexamethasone-increases-gap-43-and-synaptophysin-in-the-hippocampus-of-aged-rats
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Vesna Tesic, Milka Perovic, Ivan Zaletel, Mirna Jovanovic, Nela Puskas, Sabera Ruzdijic, Selma Kanazir
The administration of dexamethasone, a synthetic glucocorticoid receptor agonist, has been reported to modulate cognitive performance in both animals and humans. In the present study, we demonstrate the effects of a single high dose of dexamethasone on the expression and distribution of synaptic plasticity-related proteins, growth-associated protein-43 (GAP-43) and synaptophysin, in the hippocampus of 6-, 12-, 18- and 24-month-old rats. Acute dexamethasone treatment significantly altered the expression of GAP-43 at the posttranslational level by modulating the levels of phosphorylated GAP-43 and proteolytic GAP-43-3 fragment...
August 8, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800329/chronic-verubecestat-treatment-suppresses-amyloid-accumulation-in-advanced-aged-tg2576-a%C3%AE-ppswe-mice-without-inducing-microhemorrhage
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Stephanie Villarreal, Fuqiang Zhao, Lynn A Hyde, Daniel Holder, Thomas Forest, Marie Sondey, Xia Chen, Cyrille Sur, Eric M Parker, Matthew E Kennedy
Verubecestat is a potent BACE1 enzyme inhibitor currently being investigated in Phase III trials for the treatment of mild-to-moderate and prodromal Alzheimer's disease. Multiple anti-amyloid immunotherapies have been dose-limited by adverse amyloid related imaging abnormalities such as vasogenic edema (ARIA-E) and microhemorrhage (ARIA-H) observed in human trials and mice. Verubecestat was tested in a 12-week nonclinical study for the potential to exacerbate microhemorrhage (ARIA-H) profiles in 18-22-month-old post-plaque Tg2576-AβPPswe mice...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798684/differential-roles-of-environmental-enrichment-in-alzheimer-s-type-of-neurodegeneration-and-physiological-aging
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Vladimir V Salmin, Yulia K Komleva, Natalia V Kuvacheva, Andrey V Morgun, Elena D Khilazheva, Olga L Lopatina, Elena A Pozhilenkova, Konstantin A Shapovalov, Yulia A Uspenskaya, Alla B Salmina
Impairment of hippocampal adult neurogenesis in aging or degenerating brain is a well-known phenomenon caused by the shortage of brain stem cell pool, alterations in the local microenvironment within the neurogenic niches, or deregulation of stem cell development. Environmental enrichment (EE) has been proposed as a potent tool to restore brain functions, to prevent aging-associated neurodegeneration, and to cure neuronal deficits seen in neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders. Here, we report our data on the effects of environmental enrichment on hippocampal neurogenesis in vivo and neurosphere-forming capacity of hippocampal stem/progenitor cells in vitro...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797057/a%C3%AE-42-mediated-proteasome-inhibition-and-associated-tau-pathology-in-hippocampus-are-governed-by-a-lysosomal-response-involving-cathepsin-b-evidence-for-protective-crosstalk-between-protein-clearance-pathways
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Karen L G Farizatto, Uzoma S Ikonne, Michael F Almeida, Merari F R Ferrari, Ben A Bahr
Impaired protein clearance likely increases the risk of protein accumulation disorders including Alzheimer's disease (AD). Protein degradation through the proteasome pathway decreases with age and in AD brains, and the Aβ42 peptide has been shown to impair proteasome function in cultured cells and in a cell-free model. Here, Aβ42 was studied in brain tissue to measure changes in protein clearance pathways and related secondary pathology. Oligomerized Aβ42 (0.5-1.5 μM) reduced proteasome activity by 62% in hippocampal slice cultures over a 4-6-day period, corresponding with increased tau phosphorylation and reduced synaptophysin levels...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796260/clinical-grade-human-umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-reverse-cognitive-aging-via-improving-synaptic-plasticity-and-endogenous-neurogenesis
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Ning Cao, Tuling Liao, Jiajing Liu, Zeng Fan, Quan Zeng, Junnian Zhou, Haiyun Pei, Jiafei Xi, Lijuan He, Lin Chen, Xue Nan, Yali Jia, Wen Yue, Xuetao Pei
Cognitive aging is a leading public health concern with the increasing aging population, but there is still lack of specific interventions directed against it. Recent studies have shown that cognitive function is intimately affected by systemic milieu in aging brain, and improvement of systemic environment in aging brain may be a promising approach for rejuvenating cognitive aging. Here, we sought to study the intervention effects of clinical-grade human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hUC-MSCs) on cognitive aging in a murine model of aging...
August 10, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791706/cholinergic-modulation-of-the-hippocampal-region-and-memory-function
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REVIEW
Juhee Haam, Jerrel L Yakel
Acetylcholine (ACh) plays an important role in memory function and has been implicated in aging-related dementia, in which the impairment of hippocampus-dependent learning strongly manifests. Cholinergic neurons densely innervate the hippocampus, mediating the formation of episodic as well as semantic memory. Here, we will review recent findings on acetylcholine's modulation of memory function, with a particular focus on hippocampus-dependent learning, and the circuits involved. In addition, we will discuss the complexity of ACh actions in memory function to better understand the physiological role of ACh in memory...
August 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789992/a-whole-brain-volumetric-approach-in-overweight-obese-children-examining-the-association-with-different-physical-fitness-components-and-academic-performance-the-activebrains-project
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Irene Esteban-Cornejo, Cristina Cadenas-Sanchez, Oren Contreras-Rodriguez, Juan Verdejo-Roman, Jose Mora-Gonzalez, Jairo H Migueles, Pontus Henriksson, Catherine L Davis, Antonio Verdejo-Garcia, Andrés Catena, Francisco B Ortega
Obesity, as compared to normal weight, is associated with detectable structural differences in the brain. To the best of our knowledge, no previous study has examined the association of physical fitness with gray matter volume in overweight/obese children using whole brain analyses. Thus, the aim of this study was to examine the association between the key components of physical fitness (i.e. cardiorespiratory fitness, speed-agility and muscular fitness) and brain structural volume, and to assess whether fitness-related changes in brain volumes are related to academic performance in overweight/obese children...
August 5, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789972/estrogen-receptor-alpha-and-beta-regulate-actin-polymerization-and-spatial-memory-through-an-src-1-mtorc2-dependent-pathway-in-the-hippocampus-of-female-mice
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Yangang Zhao, Li He, Yuanyuan Zhang, Jikai Zhao, Zhi Liu, Fangzhou Xing, Mengying Liu, Ziqi Feng, Wei Li, Jiqiang Zhang
Aging-related decline of estrogens, especially 17β-estradiol (E2), has been shown to play an important role in the impairment of learning and memory in dementias, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), but the underlying molecular mechanisms are poorly understood. In this study, we first demonstrated decreases in E2 signaling (aromatase, classic estrogen receptor ERα and ERβ and their coactivator SRC-1), mTORC2 signaling (Rictor and phospho-AKTser473) and actin polymerization (phospho-Cofilin, Profilin-1 and the F-actin/G-actin ratio) in the hippocampus of old female mice compared with those levels detected in the adult hippocampus...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780167/emotion-related-brain-structures-associated-with-trait-creativity-in-middle-children
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Kaixiang Zhuang, Yunman Xia, Jiangzhou Sun, Qunlin Chen, Dongtao Wei, Wenjing Yang, Jiang Qiu
Middle childhood is an important period for individual trait shaping, during which children are likely to generate and own their distinct neuromechanism of creative-related traits. This study used voxel-based morphometry (VBM) to identify the brain structures that underlie trait creativity (as measured by the Williams Creativity Aptitude Test) in a sample of typical developing children (aged 9-12, n=64). The results indicated that several emotion-related regions may relate to trait creativity in middle children...
August 2, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776308/susceptibility-to-soman-toxicity-and-efficacy-of-ly293558-against-soman-induced-seizures-and-neuropathology-in-10-month-old-male-rats
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James P Apland, Vassiliki Aroniadou-Anderjaska, Taiza H Figueiredo, Eric M Prager, Cara H Olsen, Maria F M Braga
Acute nerve agent exposure causes prolonged status epilepticus (SE), leading to death or long-term brain damage. We have previously demonstrated that LY293558, an AMPA/GluK1 kainate receptor antagonist, terminates SE induced by the nerve agent soman and protects from long-term brain damage, in immature rats and young-adult rats, even if administered with a relatively long latency from the time of exposure. However, susceptibility to the lethal consequences of SE increases with age, and mortality by SE induced by soman is substantially greater in older animals...
August 3, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771976/hdac3-negatively-regulates-spatial-memory-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#16
Xiaolei Zhu, Sulei Wang, Linjie Yu, Jiali Jin, Xing Ye, Yi Liu, Yun Xu
The accumulation and deposition of beta-amyloid (Aβ) is a key neuropathological hallmark of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Histone deacetylases (HDACs) are promising therapeutic targets for the treatment of AD, while the specific HDAC isoforms associated with cognitive improvement are poorly understood. In this study, we investigate the role of HDAC3 in the pathogenesis of AD. Nuclear HDAC3 is significantly increased in the hippocampus of 6- and 9-month-old APPswe/PS1dE9 (APP/PS1) mice compared with that in age-matched wild-type C57BL/6 (B6) mice...
August 3, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771884/hmgb2-expression-is-associated-with-transition-from-a-quiescent-to-an-activated-state-of-adult-neural-stem-cells
#17
Ayaka Kimura, Taito Matsuda, Atsuhiko Sakai, Naoya Murao, Kinichi Nakashima
BACKGROUND: Although quiescent neural stem cells (NSCs) in the adult hippocampus proliferate in response to neurogenic stimuli and subsequently give rise to new neurons continuously throughout life, misregulation of NSCs in pathological conditions, including aging, leads to the impairment of learning and memory. High mobility group B family 1 (HMGB1) and HMGB2, HMG family proteins that function as transcriptional activators through the modulation of chromatin structure, have been assumed to play some role in the regulation of adult NSCs; however, their precise functions and even expression patterns in the adult hippocampus remain elusive...
August 2, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771175/association-between-mastication-the-hippocampus-and-the-hpa-axis-a-comprehensive-review
#18
REVIEW
Kagaku Azuma, Qian Zhou, Masami Niwa, Kin-Ya Kubo
Mastication is mainly involved in food intake and nutrient digestion with the aid of teeth. Mastication is also important for preserving and promoting general health, including hippocampus-dependent cognition. Both animal and human studies indicate that mastication influences hippocampal functions through the end product of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, glucocorticoid (GC). Epidemiologic studies suggest that masticatory dysfunction in aged individuals, such as that resulting from tooth loss and periodontitis, acting as a source of chronic stress, activates the HPA axis, leading to increases in circulating GCs and eventually inducing various physical and psychological diseases, such as cognitive impairment, cardiovascular disorders, and osteoporosis...
August 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770437/comparing-the-effects-of-melatonin-with-caloric-restriction-in-the-hippocampus-of-aging-mice-involvement-of-sirtuin1-and-the-foxos-pathway
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Anorut Jenwitheesuk, Seongjoon Park, Prapimpun Wongchitrat, Jiraporn Tocharus, Sujira Mukda, Isao Shimokawa, Piyarat Govitrapong
It has been suggested that age-related neurodegeneration might be associated with neuropeptide Y (NPY); sirtuin1 (SIRT1) and forkhead box transcription factors O subfamily (FOXOs) pathways. Melatonin, a hormone mainly secreted by the pineal gland, is another anti-aging agent associated with the SIRT1-FOXOs pathway. This study aimed to compare the effects of melatonin (Mel) and caloric restriction (CR) on the expression of Sirt1, FoxO1, FoxO3a and FOXOs target genes in the aging mouse hippocampus. Neuropeptide Y-knockout (NpyKO) and wild-type (WT) male mice aged 19 months were previously treated either with food ad libitum or CR for 16 months...
August 2, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766905/evidence-for-reduced-neurogenesis-in-the-aging-human-hippocampus-despite-stable-stem-cell-markers
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Kathryn J Mathews, Katherine M Allen, Danny Boerrigter, Helen Ball, Cynthia Shannon Weickert, Kay L Double
Reduced neurogenesis in the aging mammalian hippocampus has been linked to cognitive deficits and increased risk of dementia. We utilized postmortem human hippocampal tissue from 26 subjects aged 18-88 years to investigate changes in expression of six genes representing different stages of neurogenesis across the healthy adult lifespan. Progressive and significant decreases in mRNA levels of the proliferation marker Ki67 (MKI67) and the immature neuronal marker doublecortin (DCX) were found in the healthy human hippocampus over the lifespan...
August 1, 2017: Aging Cell
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