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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907116/rnai-mediated-functional-analysis-of-bursicon-genes-related-to-adult-cuticle-formation-and-tanning-in-the-honeybee-apis-mellifera
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Claudinéia Pereira Costa, Moysés Elias-Neto, Tiago Falcon, Rodrigo Pires Dallacqua, Juliana Ramos Martins, Marcia Maria Gentile Bitondi
Bursicon is a heterodimeric neurohormone that acts through a G protein-coupled receptor named rickets (rk), thus inducing an increase in cAMP and the activation of tyrosine hydroxylase, the rate-limiting enzyme in the cuticular tanning pathway. In insects, the role of bursicon in the post-ecdysial tanning of the adult cuticle and wing expansion is well characterized. Here we investigated the roles of the genes encoding the bursicon subunits during the adult cuticle development in the honeybee, Apis mellifera...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904494/anti-apoptotic-effect-of-shudipingchan-granule-in-the-substantia-nigra-of-rat-models-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Qing Ye, Xiao-Lei Yuan, Jing He, Jie Zhou, Can-Xing Yuan, Xu-Ming Yang
Levodopa is the gold-standard treatment for Parkinson's disease. However, although it alleviates the clinical symptoms, it cannot delay the progressive apoptosis of dopaminergic neurons or prevent motor complications in the long term. In the present study, we investigated the effect of Shudipingchan granule on neuronal apoptosis in a rat model of Parkinson's disease, established by injecting 6-hydroxydopamine into the substantia nigra pars compacta and ventral tegmental area. We then administered levodopa (20 mg/kg intraperitoneally, twice daily) with or without Shudipingchan granule (7...
October 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900791/robust-graft-survival-and-normalized-dopaminergic-innervation-does-not-obligate-recovery-in-a-pd-patient
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Jeffrey H Kordower, Christopher G Goetz, Yaping Chu, Glenda M Halliday, Daniel A Nicholson, Timothy Musial, David J Marmion, A Jon Stoessl, Vesna Sossi, Thomas B Freeman, C Warren Olanow
OBJECTIVE: The main goal of dopamine cell replacement therapy in Parkinson's disease (PD) is to provide clinical benefit mediated by graft survival with nigrostriatal reinnervation. We report a dichotomy between graft structure and clinical function in a patient dying sixteen years following fetal nigral grafting. METHODS: A 55-year-old levodopa-responsive woman with PD received bilateral putamenal fetal mesencephalic grafts as part of an NIH-sponsored double-blind sham-controlled trial...
November 30, 2016: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893609/swimming-exercise-reduces-preference-for-a-high-fat-diet-by-increasing-insulin-sensitivity-in-c57bl-6-mice
#4
Hai-Jun Wang, Hong-Tao Yang, Wei Chen
The present study examined the effect of 4-week swimming training on the preference for a high-fat diet and insulin sensitivity in mice. C57BL/6 J mice were placed on either a low-fat diet or a choice diet (with both low-fat and high-fat diets available) for 6 weeks. During this period, a group of mice on the free-choice diet were randomly selected to receive a 4-week swimming exercise intervention. Mice that received the swimming exercise intervention showed a reduced preference for the high-fat diet as well as a slower rate of weight gain...
January 1, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893607/acupuncture-does-not-protect-against-1-methyl-4-phenyl-1-2-3-6-tetrahydropyridine-induced-damage-of-dopaminergic-neurons-in-a-preclinical-mouse-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Hui-Jun Yang, Yu Gao, Ji Young Yun, Young Eun Kim, Gwanhee Ehm, Ji Yeon Lee, Min-Yung Yoon, Young-Shin Lee, Han-Joon Kim, Beomseok Jeon
Acupuncture treatment, a complementary and alternative medicine, is associated with a suggested neuroprotective effect in previous preclinical studies of Parkinson's disease (PD); however, results from human clinical trials have been mixed or unsuccessful. Recent systematic reviews of translational neuroprotective studies showed that the supposed efficacy is confounded by low methodological quality, particularly by a lack of randomization and concealed allocation. We sought to replicate previous experimental findings with a study design that mitigates the introduction of bias, including randomization, blinded outcome measures, sham acupuncture application, and allocation concealment by blinded neurotoxin administration...
January 1, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891688/possible-role-of-calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-in-trigeminal-modulation-of-glomerular-microcircuits-of-the-rodent-olfactory-bulb
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Federica Genovese, Hanke Gwendolyn Bauersachs, Ines Gräßer, Janina Kupke, Laila Magin, Philipp Daiber, Julika Nakajima, Frank Möhrlen, Karl Messlinger, Stephan Frings
Chemosensation in the mammalian nose comprises detection of odorants, irritants and pheromones. While the traditional view assigned one distinct sub-system to each stimulus type, recent research has produced a more complex picture. Odorants are not only detected by olfactory sensory neurons but also by the trigeminal system. Irritants, in turn, may have a distinct odor, and some pheromones are detected by the olfactory epithelium. Moreover, it is well established that irritants change odor perception and vice versa...
November 27, 2016: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884068/silver-nanoparticle-exposure-in-pregnant-rats-increases-gene-expression-of-tyrosine-hydroxylase-and-monoamine-oxidase-in-offspring-brain
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Seyed Reza Fatemi Tabatabaie, Babak Mehdiabadi, Najmeh Mori Bakhtiari, Mohammad Reza Tabandeh
CONTEXT: Maternal exposure to silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) affects neurobehavioral reflexes and spatial memory formation in offspring. Although the transmission of AgNPs into the brain has been reported, its toxic effect on dopamine metabolism in the brain of offspring has not been studied so far. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the expression levels of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) and monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) genes in the brain of offspring exposed in utero to various concentrations of AgNPs...
November 24, 2016: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882828/morinda-citrifolia-mitigates-rotenone-induced-striatal-neuronal-loss-in-male-sprague-dawley-rats-by-preventing-mitochondrial-pathway-of-intrinsic-apoptosis
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S Narasimhan Kishore Kumar, Jayakumar Deepthy, Uthamaraman Saraswathi, Mohan Thangarajeswari, Sathyamoorthy Yogesh Kanna, Pannerselvam Ezhil, Periandavan Kalaiselvi
OBJECTIVES: Parkinson disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder affecting mainly the motor system, as a result of death of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta. The present scenario of research in PD is directed to identify novel molecules that can be administered individually or co-administered with L-Dopa to prevent the L-Dopa-Induced Dyskinesia (LID) like states that arise during chronic L-Dopa administration. Hence, in this study, we investigated whether Morinda citrifolia has therapeutic effects in rotenone-induced Parkinson's disease (PD) with special reference to mitochondrial dysfunction mediated intrinsic apoptosis...
November 24, 2016: Redox Report: Communications in Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879654/early-antipsychotic-treatment-in-juvenile-rats-elicits-long-term-alterations-to-the-dopamine-neurotransmitter-system
#9
Michael De Santis, Jiamei Lian, Xu-Feng Huang, Chao Deng
Prescription of antipsychotic drugs (APDs) to children has substantially increased in recent years. Whilst current investigations into potential long-term effects have uncovered some alterations to adult behaviours, further investigations into potential changes to neurotransmitter systems are required. The current study investigated potential long-term changes to the adult dopamine (DA) system following aripiprazole, olanzapine and risperidone treatment in female and male juvenile rats. Levels of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), phosphorylated-TH (p-TH), dopamine active transporter (DAT), and D₁ and D₂ receptors were measured via Western blot and/or receptor autoradiography...
November 22, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877177/comparative-transcriptomic-analyses-of-differentially-expressed-genes-in-transgenic-melatonin-biosynthesis-ovine-hiomt-gene-in-switchgrass
#10
Shan Yuan, Cong Guan, Sijia Liu, Yanhua Huang, Danyang Tian, Xin Cui, Yunwei Zhang, Fuyu Yang
Melatonin serves pleiotropic functions in prompting plant growth and resistance to various stresses. The accurate biosynthetic pathway of melatonin remains elusive in plant species, while the N-acetyltransferase and O-methyltransferase were considered to be the last two key enzymes during its biosynthesis. To investigate the biosynthesis and metabolic pathway of melatonin in plants, the RNA-seq profile of overexpression of the ovine HIOMT was analyzed and compared with the previous transcriptome of transgenic oAANAT gene in switchgrass, a model plant for cellulosic ethanol production...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876560/subcutaneous-rotenone-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease-dose-exploration-study
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Zhen-Nian Zhang, Jing-Si Zhang, Jun Xiang, Zhong-Hai Yu, Wen Zhang, Min Cai, Xiang-Ting Li, Ting Wu, Wen-Wei Li, Ding-Fang Cai
Subcutaneous administration of rotenone has recently attracted attention because of its convenience, simplicity and efficacy in replicating features of Parkinson's disease (PD) in animal models. However, the wide range of doses reported in the literature makes it difficult to evaluate the effectiveness of this technique objectively. The aim of the present study was to identify the optimum dose of subcutaneous rotenone for establishing a model of PD. We injected male Wistar rats subcutaneously with one of three doses of rotenone (1...
November 19, 2016: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871905/the-behavioural-and-neuroprotective-outcomes-when-670nm-and-810nm-near-infrared-light-are-applied-together-in-mptp-treated-mice
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Florian Reinhart, Nabil El Massri, Napoleon Torres, Claude Chabrol, Jenny Molet, Daniel M Johnstone, Jonathan Stone, Alim-Louis Benabid, John Mitrofanis, Cécile Moro
We have shown previously that when applied separately, 670nm and 810nm near infrared light (NIr) reduces behavioural deficits and offers neuroprotection in a MPTP (1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine) mouse model of Parkinson's disease. Here, we explored the beneficial outcomes when these NIr wavelengths were applied both together, either concurrently (at the same time) or sequentially (one after the other). Mice received MPTP injections (total of 50mg/kg) and had extracranial application of 670nm and/or 810nm NIr...
November 18, 2016: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866280/proteasome-mediated-degradation-of-tyrosine-hydroxylase-triggered-by-its-phosphorylation-a-new-question-as-to-the-intracellular-location-at-which-the-degradation-occurs
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Akira Nakashima, Yu Kodani, Yoko S Kaneko, Hiroshi Nagasaki, Akira Ota
Tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) is the rate-limiting enzyme in catecholamine biosynthesis, and its stability is a fundamental factor to maintain the level of the catecholamines in cells. However, the intracellular stability of TH determined by the degradation remains unknown; although the TH molecule phosphorylated at its Ser19 was observed in the nucleus, and the phosphorylation suspected to trigger its proteasome-mediated degradation. Computer-assisted analysis using the cNLS Mapper program predicted that two sequences of nuclear localization signals (NLS) exist in the N-terminus of TH molecule containing the phosphorylation sites Ser19, Ser31, and Ser40 (Pro(9)-Arg(38) and Lys(12)-Ile(42)): the NLS scores indicated that TH could become localized in both nucleus and cytoplasm...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864931/spatial-distribution-of-synapses-on-tyrosine-hydroxylase-expressing-juxtaglomerular-cells-in-the-mouse-olfactory-glomerulus
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Emi Kiyokage, Kazuto Kobayashi, Kazunori Toida
Olfactory sensory axons converge in specific glomeruli where they form excitatory synapses onto dendrites of mitral/tufted (M/T) and juxtaglomerular (JG) cells, including periglomerular (PG), external tufted (ET), and superficial-short axon cells. JG cells consist of heterogeneous subpopulations with different neurochemical, physiological, and morphological properties. Among JG cells, previous electron microscopic (EM) studies showed that the majority of synaptic inputs to tyrosine hydroxylase (TH)-immunoreactive neurons were asymmetrical synapses from olfactory nerve (ON) terminals...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863709/the-neuronal-basis-of-copper-induced-modulation-of-anxiety-state-in-rat
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Abbaoui Abdellatif, E L Hiba Omar, Gamrani Halima
Recently, studies have provided strong evidence indicating the involvement of trace elements in the physiopathology of psychiatric disorders, particularly anxiety. We aimed, through the present study, to describe the effect of acute exposure to Cu (10mg/kg BW) on anxiety state together with the serotoninergic and dopaminergic systems in rat by means of neurobehavioral tests (elevated plus maze, dark light box) and immunohistochemistry using anti-serotonin (5HT) and anti-tyrosine hydroxylase (TH). Our data report that Cu enhanced 5HT innervation in the dorsal raphe nucleus (DRN) together with a loss of TH expression within the ventral tegmental area (VTA), Substantia nigra compacta (SNc) and their subsequent outputs including the medial forebrain bundle (MFB) and striatum...
November 15, 2016: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862224/escalating-methamphetamine-regimen-induces-compensatory-mechanisms-mitochondrial-biogenesis-and-gdnf-expression-in-substantia-nigra
#16
Neda Valian, Abolhassan Ahmadiani, Leila Dargahi
Methamphetamine (MA) produces long-lasting deficits in dopaminergic neurons in the long-term use via several neurotoxic mechanisms. The effects of MA on mitochondrial biogenesis is less studied currently. So, we evaluated the effects of repeated escalating MA regimen on transcriptional factors involved in mitochondrial biogenesis and glial-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) expression in substantia nigra (SN) and striatum of rat. In male wistar rats, increasing doses of MA (1-14 mg/kg) were administrated twice a day for 14 days...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853962/enhanced-peripheral-dopamine-impairs-post-ischemic-healing-by-suppressing-angiotensin-receptor-type-1-expression-in-endothelial-cells-and-inhibiting-angiogenesis
#17
Chandrani Sarkar, Ramesh K Ganju, Vincent J Pompili, Debanjan Chakroborty
Increased circulating catecholamines have been linked with cardiovascular anomalies as well as with peripheral vascular diseases. Although the roles of epinephrine and norepinephrine have received considerable attention, the role of the other catecholamine, dopamine, has been less studied. Since dopamine is a potent endogenous inhibitor of angiogenesis and as angiogenesis is essential for ischemic healing, we therefore studied the role played by dopamine during ischemic healing using dopamine D2 receptor knockout (KOD2) mice...
November 16, 2016: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852001/reduced-epicardial-vagal-nerve-density-and-impaired-vagal-control-in-a-rat-myocardial-infarction-heart-failure-model
#18
Matthew S Delfiner, John Siano, Ying Li, Eduard I Dedkov, Youhua Zhang
BACKGROUND: Autonomic remodeling, characterized by sympathetic activation and vagal withdrawal, contributes to heart failure (HF) progression. However, the exact mechanism(s) responsible for vagal withdrawal in HF remain(s) unclear, and whether HF causes epicardial autonomic nerve remodeling is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: Myocardial infarction (MI) was produced in 14 Sprague-Dawley rats, and 10 sham surgery rats served as the control. MI-HF was confirmed 2 months after the surgery by echocardiography and hemodynamic measurement...
October 23, 2016: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847214/monosialotetrahexosylganglioside-protect-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-through-upregulating-the-expression-of-tyrosine-hydroxylase-by-inhibiting-lipid-peroxidation
#19
Li-Mao, Yin-Juan Liao, Guang-Han Hou, Zhong-Bao Yang, Mei-Ling Zuo
To explore the new mechanism of neuroprtection of monosialotetrahexosylganglioside and providing reliable theoretical foundation and experimental evidence for the emergency treatment and rehabilitation of cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury. A rat model of cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury was constructed and intervened with monosialotetrahexosylganglioside(5mg/kg) and lipid peroxidation inhibitor U-101033E(40mg/kg). TTC straining and neurobiological function score were used to evaluate brain injury. 4-HNE and MDA content were measured to evaluate lipid peroxidation...
November 12, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844282/morphological-changes-in-a-severe-model-of-parkinson-s-disease-and-its-suitability-to-test-the-therapeutic-effects-of-microencapsulated-neurotrophic-factors
#20
C Requejo, J A Ruiz-Ortega, H Bengoetxea, A García-Blanco, E Herrán, A Aristieta, M Igartua, J L Pedraz, L Ugedo, R M Hernández, J V Lafuente
The unilateral 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) lesion of medial forebrain bundle (MFB) in rats affords us to study the advanced stages of Parkinson's disease (PD). Numerous evidences suggest synergic effects when various neurotrophic factors are administered in experimental models of PD. The aim of the present work was to assess the morphological changes along the rostro-caudal axis of caudo-putamen complex and substantia nigra (SN) in the referred model in order to test the suitability of a severe model to evaluate new neurorestorative therapies...
November 14, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
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