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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810246/gper-agonist-g1-attenuates-neuroinflammation-and-dopaminergic-neurodegeneration-in-parkinson-disease
#1
Jing Guan, Beibei Yang, Yi Fan, Ji Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Epidemiological studies have shown that women of reproductive age have much less possibility of developing Parkinson disease (PD) than men. The beneficial effect of estrogen also has been well-described in both culture and animal models of PD. G protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER) is a membrane-associated estrogen receptor, and displayed a neuroprotective role in a mouse model of PD. Since GPER is highly expressed in microglia, we speculate that GPER mediates the neuroprotective function of estradiol through suppressing the neuroinflammation of PD...
August 16, 2017: Neuroimmunomodulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808887/chronic-silymarin-quercetin-and-naringenin-treatments-increase-monoamines-synthesis-and-hippocampal-sirt1-levels-improving-cognition-in-aged-rats
#2
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/28807678/metformin-lowers-%C3%AE-synuclein-phosphorylation-and-upregulates-neurotrophic-factor-in-the-mptp-mouse-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#3
Nikita Katila, Sunil Bhurtel, Sina Shadfar, Sunil Srivastav, Sabita Neupane, Uttam Ojha, Gil-Saeng Jeong, Dong-Young Choi
In spite of the massive research for the identification of neurorestorative or neuroprotective intervention for curing Parkinson's disease (PD), there is still lack of clinically proven neuroprotective agents. Metformin, a common anti-hyperglycemic drug has been known to possess neuroprotective properties. However, specific mechanisms by which metformin protects neurons from 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) neurotoxicity remain to be elucidated. In this study, we assessed the neuroprotective effects of metformin in the subchronic MPTP model of PD, and explored its feasible mechanisms for neuroprotection...
August 11, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807675/substantial-protection-against-mptp-associated-parkinson-s-neurotoxicity-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-by-anti-cancer-agent-su4312-via-activation-of-mef2d-and-inhibition-of-mao-b
#4
Baojian Guo, Shengquan Hu, Chengyou Zheng, Hongyu Wang, Fangcheng Luo, Haitao Li, Wei Cui, Xifei Yang, Guozhen Cui, Shinghung Mak, Tony Chung-Lit Choi, Edmond Dik-Lung Ma, Yuqiang Wang, Simon Ming Yuen Lee, Zaijun Zhang, Yifan Han
We have previously demonstrated the unexpected neuroprotection of the anti-cancer agent SU4312 in cellular models associated with Parkinson's disease (PD). However, the precise mechanisms underlying its neuroprotection are still unknown, and the effects of SU4312 on rodent models of PD have not been characterized. In the current study, we found that the protection of SU4312 against 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium ion (MPP(+))-induced neurotoxicity in PC12 cells was achieved through the activation of transcription factor myocyte enhancer factor 2D (MEF2D), as evidenced by the fact that SU4312 stimulated myocyte enhancer factor 2 (MEF2) transcriptional activity and prevented the inhibition of MEF2D protein expression caused by MPP(+), and that short hairpin RNA (ShRNA)-mediated knockdown of MEF2D significantly abolished the neuroprotection of SU4312...
August 11, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806219/selective-activation-of-basal-forebrain-cholinergic-neurons-attenuates-polymicrobial-sepsis-induced-inflammation-via-the-cholinergic-anti-inflammatory-pathway
#5
Qian Zhai, Dengming Lai, Ping Cui, Rui Zhou, Qixing Chen, Jinchao Hou, Yunting Su, Libiao Pan, Hui Ye, Jing-Wei Zhao, Xiangming Fang
OBJECTIVES: Basal forebrain cholinergic neurons are proposed as a major neuromodulatory system in inflammatory modulation. However, the function of basal forebrain cholinergic neurons in sepsis is unknown, and the neural pathways underlying cholinergic anti-inflammation remain unexplored. DESIGN: Animal research. SETTING: University research laboratory. SUBJECTS: Male wild-type C57BL/6 mice and ChAT-ChR2-EYFP (ChAT) transgenic mice...
August 10, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802560/traumatic-brain-injuries-during-development-disrupt-dopaminergic-signaling
#6
Kate Karelina, Kristopher R Gaier, Zachary M Weil
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) sustained during peri-adolescent development produce lasting neuro-behavioral changes that render individuals at an increased risk for developing substance abuse disorders. Experimental and clinical evidence of a prolonged period of hypodopaminergia after TBI have been well documented, but the effect of juvenile TBI on dopaminergic dysfunction and its relationship with substance abuse have not been investigated. In order to determine the effect of juvenile brain injury on dopaminergic signaling, female mice were injured at 21days of age and then beginning seven weeks later were assessed for behavioral sensitization to amphetamine, a drug that increases synaptic dopamine availability...
August 9, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801916/adenosine-and-dopamine-oppositely-modulate-a-hyperpolarization-activated-current-ih-in-chemosensory-neurons-of-the-rat-carotid-body-in-co-culture
#7
Min Zhang, Cathy Vollmer, Colin A Nurse
Adenosine and dopamine (DA) act as neurotransmitters or neuromodulators at the carotid body (CB) chemosensory synapse, however, their mechanisms of action are not fully understood. Using a functional co-culture model of rat CB chemoreceptor (type I) cell clusters and juxtaposed afferent petrosal neurons (PNs), we tested the hypothesis that adenosine and DA act postsynaptically to modulate a hyperpolarization-activated, cyclic nucleotide-gated (HCN) cation current (Ih ). In whole-cell recordings from hypoxia-responsive PNs, cAMP mimetics enhanced Ih whereas the HCN blocker ZD7288 (2 μm) reversibly inhibited Ih ...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801784/prior-repeated-stress-attenuates-cold-induced-immunomodulation-associated-with-browning-in-mesenteric-fat-of-rats
#8
P Vargovic, M Laukova, J Ukropec, G Manz, R Kvetnansky
Continuous exposure to cold leads to activation of adaptive thermogenesis in brown adipose tissue but also to induction of brown/beige cell phenotype in white adipose tissue. The aim of this work was to investigate whether prior exposure to immobilization (IMO) stress may affect immune response associated with adipocyte "browning" in mesenteric adipose tissue (mWAT). In the first experiment, Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed to acute (3 h) or prolonged (7 days) cold exposure (4 ± 1 °C). 7-day cold stimulated gene expression of uncoupling protein 1 and other "browning"-associated factors...
August 11, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799057/expression-patterns-of-key-sonic-hedgehog-signaling-pathway-components-in-the-developing-and-adult-mouse-midbrain-and-in-the-mn9d-cell-line
#9
Melanie Feuerstein, Enaam Chleilat, Shokoufeh Khakipoor, Konstantinos Michailidis, Christian Ophoven, Eleni Roussa
The temporal dynamic expression of Sonic Hedgehog (SHH) and signaling during early midbrain dopaminergic (mDA) neuron development is one of the key players in establishing mDA progenitor diversity. However, whether SHH signaling is also required during later developmental stages and in mature mDA neurons is less understood. We study the expression of SHH receptors Ptch1 and Gas1 (growth arrest-specific 1) and of the transcription factors Gli1, Gli2 and Gli3 in mouse midbrain during embryonic development [embryonic day (E) 12...
August 11, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796251/differential-spatial-expression-of-peripheral-olfactory-neuron-derived-bace1-induces-olfactory-impairment-by-region-specific-accumulation-of-%C3%AE-amyloid-oligomer
#10
Seung-Jun Yoo, Ji-Hye Lee, So Yeun Kim, Gowoon Son, Jae Yeon Kim, Bongki Cho, Seong-Woon Yu, Keun-A Chang, Yoo-Hun Suh, Cheil Moon
Olfactory dysfunction is a common symptom associated with neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's disease (AD). Although evidence exists to suggest that peripheral olfactory organs are involved in the olfactory dysfunction that accompanies AD pathology, the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. As confirmed using behavioral tests, transgenic mice overexpressing a Swedish mutant form of human amyloid precursor proteins exhibited olfactory impairments prior to evidence of cognitive impairment...
August 10, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794154/both-brown-adipose-tissue-and-skeletal-muscle-thermogenesis-processes-are-activated-during-mild-to-severe-cold-adaptation-in-mice
#11
Naresh C Bal, Sushant Singh, Felipe C G Reis, Santosh K Maurya, Sunil Pani, Leslie A Rowland, Muthu Periasamy
Thermogenesis is an important homeostatic mechanism, essential for survival and normal physiological functions in mammals. Both brown adipose tissue (BAT) (i.e. uncoupling protein 1 [UCP1]-based) and skeletal muscle (i.e. sarcolipin [SLN]-based) thermogenesis processes play important roles in temperature homeostasis, but their relative contributions differ from small to large mammals. In this study, we investigated the functional interplay between skeletal muscle and BAT-based thermogenesis under mild versus severe cold adaptation employing UCP1-/- and SLN-/- mice...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790021/deficient-striatal-adaptation-in-aminergic-and-glutamatergic-neurotransmission-is-associated-with-tardive-dyskinesia-in-non-human-primates-exposed-to-antipsychotic-drugs
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Catherine Lévesque, Giovanni Hernandez, Souha Mahmoudi, Frédéric Calon, Fabrizio Gasparini, Baltazar Gomez-Mancilla, Pierre J Blanchet, Daniel Lévesque
Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a potentially disabling condition encompassing all delayed, persistent, and often irreversible abnormal involuntary movements arising in a fraction of subjects during long-term exposure to centrally acting dopamine receptor-blocking agents such as antipsychotic drugs and metoclopramide. However, the pathogenesis of TD has proved complex and remains elusive. To investigate the mechanism underlying the development of TD, we have chronically exposed 17 Cebus apella monkeys to typical (11) or atypical (6) antipsychotic drugs...
August 5, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782536/immunolesion-of-melanopsin-neurons-causes-gonadal-regression-in-pekin-drakes-anas-platyrhynchos-domesticus
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H Potter, E Alenciks, K Frazier, A Porter, G S Fraley
Several light sensitive receptors have been described in the avian brain that are thought to regulate the reproductive axis independently from the eyes and pineal gland.Recently, our lab has described the presence of three of these photoneuroendocrine systems in the Pekin duck: opsin, opsin 5, & melanopsin. We set out to test the hypothesis that melanopsin receptive neurons are necessary to maintain seasonal reproductive status along with growth and development in the Pekin drake. To accomplish these goals we first investigated 50-week-old Pekin drakes that were housed in the aviary at Hope College under long day length (18 hrs lights on) conditions in floor pens...
August 4, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782388/nanotechnology-based-drug-delivery-of-ropinirole-for-parkinson-s-disease
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Emilia Barcia, Liudmila Boeva, Luis García-García, Karla Slowing, Ana Fernández-Carballido, Yaquelyn Casanova, Sofía Negro
A new drug delivery system is developed for ropinirole (RP) for the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD) consisting of biodegradable poly (D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) nanoparticles (NPs). The formulation selected was prepared with 8 mg RP and 50 mg PLGA 502. This formulation exhibited mean encapsulation efficiency of 74.8 ± 8.2%, mean particle size lower than 155 nm, the zeta potential of -14.25 ± 0.43 mV and zero-order in vitro release of RP (14.13 ± 0.17 μg/h/10 mg NPs) for 5 d...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768147/production-of-human-recombinant-phenylalanine-hydroxylase-in-lactobacillus-plantarum-for-gastrointestinal-delivery
#15
Aura María Ramírez, Alexander Rodriguez-López, Andrea Ardila, Laura Beltran, Camilo Andres Patarroyo, Adelina Del Pilar Melendez, Oscar Fernando Sánchez, Carlos Javier Alméciga-Díaz
Phenylketonuria (PKU) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by a defective phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH), which catalyzes the hydroxylation of l-phenylalanine (l-Phe) to l-tyrosine (l-Tyr) in presence of the cofactor tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4). Defective PAH causes accumulation of phenylalanine, which has neurotoxic effects and leads to dermatological, behavioral, and neurocognitive problems. Treatments for this disease consist in life-long diets that are hard for patients to keep, or supplementation with BH4...
July 30, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767194/echinacoside-s-nigrostriatal-dopaminergic-protection-against-6-ohda-induced-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-through-reducing-the-accumulation-of-seipin
#16
Yajie Zhang, Hongyan Long, Fuqiong Zhou, Weina Zhu, Jie Ruan, Yang Zhao, Yan Lu
Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the most common neurodegenerative diseases. Recent epidemiological studies suggest that echinacoside (ECH), a phenylethanoid glycoside found in Cistanche deserticola, has a protective effect against the development of PD. However, the detailed mechanisms of how ECH suppresses neuronal death have not been fully elucidated. In this study, we confirmed that ECH protects nigrostriatal neurons against 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-induced endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS) in vivo and in vitro...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765907/antidepressant-like-effects-of-marasmius%C3%A2-androsaceus-metabolic-exopolysaccharides-on-chronic-unpredictable-mild-stress-induced-rat-model
#17
Jia Song, Xue Wang, Yu Huang, Yidi Qu, Lesheng Teng, Di Wang, Zhaoli Meng
Marasmius androsaceus (M. androsaceus), a medicinal fungus, has various pharmacological activities including antidepression. The present study investigated the effects of exopolysaccharides obtained during M. androsaceus submerged fermentation in a chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS)‑induced depression rat model. Similar to fluoxetine (positive drug), 4‑week administration of M. androsaceus exopolysaccharides (MEPS) at doses of 6, 30 and 150 mg/kg strongly enhanced bodyweight gain and sucrose consumption, and reduced the immobility time in forced swimming test and tail suspension test in CUMS rats...
August 2, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763878/-glabridin-attenuates-mptp-induced-parkinson-disease-by-inhibiting-extracellular-regulated-protein-kinases-signaling-pathway
#18
Y Zhao, Z N Lu
Objective: To investigate whether Glabridin had a beneficial effect on 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1, 2, 3, 6-tetrahydropyridine(MPTP) induced parkinson disease (PD) in mice, and explore the possible underlying mechanisms. Methods: Forty C57BL/6N mice were randomly assigned into control group, MPTP group, Glabridin therapy(MPTP+ GLA)group, Levodopa therapy(MPTP+ LD)group, with 10 in each group. PD model was induced by intraperitoneal administration of MPTP(20 mg/kg). The mice in MPTP+ GLA group, MPTP+ LD group and control group were gavaged by glabridin (50 mg/kg), levodopa (40 mg/kg), and equal volume of normal saline, respectively...
July 11, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760662/acute-ethanol-modulation-of-neurocircuit-function-in-the-nucleus-of-the-tractus-solitarius
#19
Michael A Aimino, Caitlin Coker, Yuval Silberman
The nucleus of the tractus solitarius (NTS) is a brain stem region critical to many physiologic processes and has been implicated in addiction to multiple classes of abused drugs, including alcohol (EtOH). That said, the mechanism by which EtOH modulates NTS neurocircuit activity is not well characterized and has yet to be examined utilizing electrophysiologic methods in mouse models of alcohol use disorders. To begin to address this gap in knowledge, we sought to use whole-cell and cell-attached recordings to determine the mechanism of acute EtOH action on GABAergic and glutamatergic neurotransmission, as well as on action potential firing in the NTS of adult male, EtOH naïve mice...
July 28, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754312/exercise-in-an-animal-model-of-parkinson-s-disease-motor-recovery-but-not-restoration-of-the-nigrostriatal-pathway
#20
M J Churchill, L Pflibsen, M D Sconce, C Moore, K Kim, C K Meshul
Many clinical studies have reported on the benefits of exercise therapy in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Exercise cannot stop the progression of PD or facilitate the recovery of dopamine (DA) neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc) (Bega et al., 2014). To tease apart this paradox, we utilized a progressive MPTP (1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetra-hydropyridine) mouse model in which we initiated 4weeks of treadmill exercise after the completion of toxin administration (i.e., restoration)...
July 25, 2017: Neuroscience
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