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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634551/mechanisms-and-consequences-of-dopamine-depletion-induced-attenuation-of-the-spinophilin-neurofilament-medium-interaction
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Andrew C Hiday, Michael C Edler, Asma B Salek, Cameron W Morris, Morrent Thang, Tyler J Rentz, Kristie L Rose, Lisa M Jones, Anthony J Baucum
Signaling changes that occur in the striatum following the loss of dopamine neurons in the Parkinson disease (PD) are poorly understood. While increases in the activity of kinases and decreases in the activity of phosphatases have been observed, the specific consequences of these changes are less well understood. Phosphatases, such as protein phosphatase 1 (PP1), are highly promiscuous and obtain substrate selectivity via targeting proteins. Spinophilin is the major PP1-targeting protein enriched in the postsynaptic density of striatal dendritic spines...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627426/neurodegenerative-signaling-factors-and-mechanisms-in-parkinson-s-pathology
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REVIEW
Poonam Goswami, Neeraj Joshi, Sarika Singh
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic and progressive degenerative disorder of central nervous system which is mainly characterized by selective loss of dopaminergic neurons in the nigrostrial pathway. Clinical symptoms of this devastating disease comprise motor impairments such as resting tremor, bradykinesia, postural instability and rigidity. Current medications only provide symptomatic relief but fail to halt the dopaminergic neuronal death. While the etiology of dopaminergic neuronal death is not fully understood, combination of various molecular mechanisms seems to play a critical role...
June 13, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625786/drug-induces-depression-like-phenotypes-and-alters-gene-expression-profiles-in-drosophila
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Ming-Di Jiang, Ya Zheng, Jia-Lin Wang, Yu-Feng Wang
BACKGROUND: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a severe mental illness that affects more than 350 million people worldwide. However, the molecular mechanisms of depression are currently unclear. Studies suggest that Drosophila and humans have similar depression-like symptoms under pressure. In this research, we choose Drosophila melanogaster as the animal model to explore the molecular mechanisms that trigger depression. RESULTS: We found that feeding D. melanogaster with the medium containing Levodopa or Chlorpromazine could induce depression-like phenotypes in both behavioral and biochemical biomarkers, including significantly decreased food intake, mating frequency, serotonin (5-HT) concentration, and increased malondialdehyde (MDA) concentration as well as reduced activity of superoxide dismutase (SOD)...
June 15, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623717/baicalein-exerts-anti-neuroinflammatory-effects-to-protect-against-rotenone-induced-brain-injury-in-rats
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Xue Zhang, Yulin Yang, Lida Du, Wen Zhang, Guanhua Du
Baicalein, a major bioactive flavone constituent isolated from Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi, has been shown to be neuroprotective in several Parkinson's disease (PD) animal models. Since neuroinflammation has been known to play a critical role in the pathogenesis of PD, potential explanation for the neuroprotective action of anti-PD compounds involves among others reduced inflammation. Our study investigated that one of the mechanisms of protection afforded by baicalein in rotenone-induced parkinsonian rats was associated with anti-inflammatory action and explored its underlying mechanism in vivo and in vitro...
June 14, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622913/targeting-urate-to-reduce-oxidative-stress-in-parkinson-disease
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REVIEW
Grace F Crotty, Alberto Ascherio, Michael A Schwarzschild
Oxidative stress has been implicated as a core contributor to the initiation and progression of multiple neurological diseases. Genetic and environmental factors can produce oxidative stress through mitochondrial dysfunction leading to the degeneration of dopaminergic and other neurons underlying Parkinson disease (PD). Although clinical trials of antioxidants have thus far failed to demonstrate slowed progression of PD, oxidative stress remains a compelling target. Rather than prompting abandonment of antioxidant strategies, these failures have raised the bar for justifying drug and dosing selections and for improving study designs to test for disease modification by antioxidants...
June 13, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620274/influence-of-estrogen-modulation-on-glia-activation-in-a-murine-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#6
Francesca Siani, Rosaria Greco, Giovanna Levandis, Cristina Ghezzi, Francesca Daviddi, Chiara Demartini, Elisabetta Vegeto, Marie-Thérèse Fuzzati-Armentero, Fabio Blandini
Epidemiological data suggest a sexual dimorphism in Parkinson disease (PD), with women showing lower risk of developing PD. Vulnerability of the nigrostriatal pathway may be influenced by exposure to estrogenic stimulation throughout fertile life. To further address this issue, we analyzed the progression of nigrostriatal damage, microglia and astrocyte activation and microglia polarization triggered by intrastriatal injection of dopaminergic neurotoxin 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) in male, female and ovariectomized (OVX) mice, as well as in OVX mice supplemented with 17βestradiol (OVX+E)...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616718/effect-of-intrastriatal-6-ohda-lesions-on-extrastriatal-brain-structures-in-the-mouse
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Birte Becker, Melek Demirbas, Sonja Johann, Adib Zendedel, Cordian Beyer, Hans Clusmann, Stefan Jean-Pierre Haas, Andreas Wree, Sonny Kian Hwie Tan, Markus Kipp
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive loss of midbrain dopaminergic neurons, resulting in motor and non-motor symptoms. The underlying pathology of non-motor symptoms is poorly understood. Discussed are pathological changes of extrastriatal brain structures. In this study, we characterized histopathological alterations of extrastriatal brain structures in the 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) PD animal model. Lesions were induced by unilateral stereotactic injections of 6-OHDA into the striatum or medial forebrain bundle of adult male mice...
June 14, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611284/activation-of-the-atf2-creb-pgc-1%C3%AE-pathway-by-metformin-leads-to-dopaminergic-neuroprotection
#8
Hojin Kang, Rin Khang, Sangwoo Ham, Ga Ram Jeong, Hyojung Kim, Minkyung Jo, Byoung Dae Lee, Yun Il Lee, Areum Jo, Chi Hu Park, Hyein Kim, Jeongkon Seo, Sun Ha Paek, Yun-Song Lee, Jeong-Yun Choi, Yunjong Lee, Joo-Ho Shin
Progressive dopaminergic neurodegeneration is responsible for the canonical motor deficits in Parkinson's disease (PD). The widely prescribed anti-diabetic medicine metformin is effective in preventing neurodegeneration in animal models; however, despite the significant potential of metformin for treating PD, the therapeutic effects and molecular mechanisms underlying dopaminergic neuroprotection by metformin are largely unknown.In this study, we found that metformin induced substantial proteomic changes, especially in metabolic and mitochondrial pathways in the substantia nigra (SN)...
May 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610743/valproate-and-sodium-butyrate-attenuate-manganese-decreased-locomotor-activity-and-astrocytic-glutamate-transporters-expression-in-mice
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James Johnson, Edward Alain B Pajarillo, Equar Taka, Romonia Reams, Deok-Soo Son, Michael Aschner, Eunsook Lee
Manganese (Mn) is an essential trace element, but chronic overexposure to this metal, either environmentally or occupationally may cause manganism, a disease analogous to Parkinson's disease. Inhibitors of histone deacetylases, such as valproic acid (VPA) and sodium butyrate (NaB) exert neuroprotective effects in various animal models of neurological disorders. Thus, the present study investigated whether VPA or NaB prevent Mn-induced neurotoxicity by assessing locomotor activities and expression of astrocytic glutamate transporters, glutamate transporter 1 (GLT-1) and glutamate aspartate transporter (GLAST), in C57BL/6 mice...
June 10, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607533/cysteinyl-leukotrienes-as-potential-pharmacological-targets-for-cerebral-diseases
#10
REVIEW
Paolo Gelosa, Francesca Colazzo, Elena Tremoli, Luigi Sironi, Laura Castiglioni
Cysteinyl leukotrienes (CysLTs) are potent lipid mediators widely known for their actions in asthma and in allergic rhinitis. Accumulating data highlights their involvement in a broader range of inflammation-associated diseases such as cancer, atopic dermatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and cardiovascular diseases. The reported elevated levels of CysLTs in acute and chronic brain lesions, the association between the genetic polymorphisms in the LTs biosynthesis pathways and the risk of cerebral pathological events, and the evidence from animal models link also CysLTs and brain diseases...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607168/subthalamic-nucleus-deep-brain-stimulation-employs-trkb-signaling-for-neuroprotection-and-functional-restoration
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D Luke Fischer, Christopher J Kemp, Allyson Cole-Strauss, Nicole K Polinski, Katrina L Paumier, Jack W Lipton, Kathy Steece-Collier, Timothy J Collier, Daniel J Buhlinger, Caryl E Sortwell
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) is the most common neurosurgical treatment for Parkinson's disease motor symptoms. In preclinical models, STN DBS provides neuroprotection for substantia nigra (SN) dopamine neurons and increases brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in the nigrostriatal system and primary motor cortex. However, whether BDNF signaling in the SN participates in the neuroprotective effects of DBS remains unknown. We demonstrate that STN DBS in male rats activates signaling downstream of tropomyosin receptor kinase type B (trkB), namely phosphorylation of Akt and ribosomal protein S6, in SN neurons...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603490/antagonization-of-the-nogo-receptor-1-enhances-dopaminergic-fiber-outgrowth-of-transplants-in-a-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Stefanie Seiler, Stefano Di Santo, Lukas Andereggen, Hans R Widmer
Intrastriatal transplantation of fetal human ventral mesencephalic dopaminergic neurons is an experimental therapy for patients suffering from Parkinson's disease. The success of this approach depends on several host brain parameters including neurotrophic factors and growth inhibitors that guide survival and integration of transplanted neurons. While the potential of neurotrophic factors has been extensively investigated, repression of growth inhibitors has been neglected, despite the significant effects reported in various CNS injury models...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598194/the-use-of-neurocomputational-models-as-alternatives-to-animal-models-in-the-development-of-electrical-brain-stimulation-treatments
#13
Anne Beuter
Recent publications call for more animal models to be used and more experiments to be performed, in order to better understand the mechanisms of neurodegenerative disorders, to improve human health, and to develop new brain stimulation treatments. In response to these calls, some limitations of the current animal models are examined by using Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in Parkinson's disease as an illustrative example. Without focusing on the arguments for or against animal experimentation, or on the history of DBS, the present paper argues that given recent technological and theoretical advances, the time has come to consider bioinspired computational modelling as a valid alternative to animal models, in order to design the next generation of human brain stimulation treatments...
May 2017: Alternatives to Laboratory Animals: ATLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587876/strength-of-cholinergic-tone-dictates-the-polarity-of-dopamine-d2-receptor-modulation-of-striatal-cholinergic-interneuron-excitability-in-dyt1-dystonia
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Mariangela Scarduzio, Chelsea N Zimmerman, Karen L Jaunarajs, Qin Wang, David G Standaert, Lori L McMahon
Balance between cholinergic and dopaminergic signaling is central to striatal control of movement and cognition. In dystonia, a common disorder of movement, anticholinergic therapy is often beneficial. This observation suggests there is a pathological increase in cholinergic tone, yet direct confirmation is lacking. In DYT1, an early-onset genetic form of dystonia caused by a mutation in the protein torsinA (TorA), the suspected heightened cholinergic tone is commonly attributed to faulty dopamine D2 receptor (D2R) signaling where D2R agonists cause excitation of striatal cholinergic interneurons (ChIs), rather than the normal inhibition of firing observed in wild-type animals, an effect known as "paradoxical excitation"...
June 3, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585189/modulatory-role-of-nurr1-activation-and-thrombin-inhibition-in-the-neuroprotective-effects-of-dabigatran-etexilate-in-rotenone-induced-parkinson-s-disease-in-rats
#15
Esraa A Kandil, Rabab H Sayed, Lamiaa A Ahmed, Mai A Abd El Fattah, Bahia M El-Sayeh
Recently, it has been shown that both decreased nuclear receptor-related 1 (Nurr1) expression and thrombin accumulation are involved in the degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in Parkinson's disease (PD). The new anticoagulant dabigatran etexilate (DE) is a direct thrombin inhibitor that owns benzimidazole group, which has been proposed to activate Nurr1. In the present study, we examined the neuroprotective effects of DE in rotenone model of PD. Rotenone was injected subcutaneously at a dose of 1.5 mg/kg every other day for 21 days...
June 5, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583881/altered-adenosine-2a-and-dopamine-d2-receptor-availability-in-the-6-hydroxydopamine-treated-rats-with-and-without-levodopa-induced-dyskinesia
#16
X Zhou, J Doorduin, P H Elsinga, R A J O Dierckx, E F J de Vries, C Casteels
Several lines of evidence imply alterations in adenosine signaling in Parkinson's disease (PD). Here, we investigated cerebral changes in adenosine 2A receptor (A2AR) availability in 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-lesioned rats with and without levodopa-induced dyskinesia (LID) using positron-emission tomography (PET) with [(11)C]preladenant. In parallel dopamine type 2 receptor (D2R) imaging with [(11)C]raclopride PET and behavioral tests for motor and cognitive function were performed. METHODS: Parametric A2AR and D2R binding potential (BPND) images were reconstructed using reference tissue models with midbrain and cerebellum as reference tissue, respectively...
June 2, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580093/photobiomodulation-and-the-brain-a-new-paradigm
#17
Madison Hennessy, Michael R Hamblin
Transcranial photobiomodulation (PBM) also known as low level laser therapy (tLLLT) relies on the use of red/NIR light to stimulate, preserve and regenerate cells and tissues. The mechanism of action involves photon absorption in the mitochondria (cytochrome c oxidase), and ion channels in cells leading to activation of signaling pathways, up-regulation of transcription factors, and increased expression of protective genes. We have studied PBM for treating traumatic brain injury (TBI) in mice using a NIR laser spot delivered to the head...
January 2017: Journal of Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578987/chronic-cerebral-hypoperfusion-independently-exacerbate-cognitive-impairment-within-the-pathopoiesis-of-parkinson-s-disease-via-microvascular-pathology
#18
Hongmei Tang, Yuyuan Gao, Qingxi Zhang, Kun Nie, Ruiming Zhu, Liang Gao, Shujun Feng, Limin Wang, Jiehao Zhao, Zhiheng Huang, Yuhu Zhang, Lijuan Wang
To date, the role of microvascular pathology and CHH in the development of PD-MCI is unclear. Here we investigated how cognitive impairment could be exacerbated in a mouse model of combined injury through the interaction of chronic cerebral hypoperfusion(CHH) and 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine(MPTP) toxicity damage. In the present study, C57BL/6 mouse underwent MPTP injection. Subjects were classified into PD with cognitive normal (PDCN) group and PD with mild cognitive impairment of (PD-MCI) group via Morris water maze test...
June 1, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577058/type-b-and-a-monoamine-oxidase-and-their-inhibitors-regulate-the-gene-expression-of-bcl-2-and-neurotrophic-factors-in-human-glioblastoma-u118mg-cells-different-signal-pathways-for-neuroprotection-by-selegiline-and-rasagiline
#19
Keiko Inaba-Hasegawa, Masayo Shamoto-Nagai, Wakako Maruyama, Makoto Naoi
Type B monoamine oxidase (MAO-B) in glial cells has been considered to be associated with neuronal death in Parkinson's disease. MAO-B inhibitors, rasagiline and selegiline [(-)deprenyl], protect neurons in animal and cellular models of neurodegeneration. However, the role of MAO-B itself in the regulation of cell death processing remains elusive, whereas type A MAO (MAO-A) mediates the induction of anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 genes by rasagiline and selegiline. In this paper, the involvement of MAOs in the induction of neuroprotective genes by MAO inhibitors was investigated in human glioblastoma U118MG cells expressing mainly MAO-B...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576705/the-pathogenic-lrrk2-r1441c-mutation-induces-specific-deficits-modeling-the-prodromal-phase-of-parkinson-s-disease-in-the-mouse
#20
F Giesert, L Glasl, A Zimprich, L Ernst, G Piccoli, C Stautner, J Zerle, S M Hölter, D M Vogt Weisenhorn, W Wurst
The aim of the present study was to further explore the in vivo function of the Leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2)-gene, which is mutated in certain familial forms of Parkinson's disease (PD). We generated a mouse model harboring the disease-associated point mutation R1441C in the GTPase domain of the endogenous murine LRRK2 gene (LRRK2 R1441C line) and performed a comprehensive analysis of these animals throughout lifespan in comparison with an existing knockdown line of LRRK2 (LRRK2 knockdown line). Animals of both lines do not exhibit severe motor dysfunction or pathological signs of neurodegeneration neither at young nor old age...
May 31, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
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