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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676731/oxytocin-functions-as-a-spatiotemporal-filter-for-excitatory-synaptic-inputs-to-vta-dopamine-neurons
#1
Lei Xiao, Michael F Priest, Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy
The experience of rewarding or aversive stimuli is encoded by distinct afferents to dopamine (DA) neurons of the ventral tegmental area (VTA). Several neuromodulatory systems including oxytocin regulate DA neuron excitability and synaptic transmission that process socially meaningful stimuli. We and others have recently characterized oxytocinergic modulation of activity in mouse VTA DA neurons, but the mechanisms underlying oxytocinergic modulation of synaptic transmission in DA neurons remain poorly understood...
April 20, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675583/do-alcohol-related-ampa-type-glutamate-receptor-adaptations-promote-intake
#2
F Woodward Hopf, Regina A Mangieri
Ionotropic glutamate receptors (AMPA, NMDA, and kainate receptors) play a central role in excitatory glutamatergic signaling throughout the brain. As a result, functional changes, especially long-lasting forms of plasticity, have the potential to profoundly alter neuronal function and the expression of adaptive and pathological behaviors. Thus, alcohol-related adaptations in ionotropic glutamate receptors are of great interest, since they could promote excessive alcohol consumption, even after long-term abstinence...
April 20, 2018: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674592/synaptic-transmission-from-subplate-neurons-controls-radial-migration-of-neocortical-neurons
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Chiaki Ohtaka-Maruyama, Mayumi Okamoto, Kentaro Endo, Minori Oshima, Noe Kaneko, Kei Yura, Haruo Okado, Takaki Miyata, Nobuaki Maeda
The neocortex exhibits a six-layered structure that is formed by radial migration of excitatory neurons, for which the multipolar-to-bipolar transition of immature migrating multipolar neurons is required. Here, we report that subplate neurons, one of the first neuron types born in the neocortex, manage the multipolar-to-bipolar transition of migrating neurons. By histochemical, imaging, and microarray analyses on the mouse embryonic cortex, we found that subplate neurons extend neurites toward the ventricular side of the subplate and form transient glutamatergic synapses on the multipolar neurons just below the subplate...
April 20, 2018: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673237/panax-notoginseng-saponins-a-review-of-its-mechanisms-of-antidepressant-or-anxiolytic-effects-and-network-analysis-on-phytochemistry-and-pharmacology
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REVIEW
Weijie Xie, Xiangbao Meng, Yadong Zhai, Ping Zhou, Tianyuan Ye, Zhen Wang, Guibo Sun, Xiaobo Sun
Panax notoginseng (Burk) F. H. Chen , as traditional Chinese medicine, has a long history of high clinical value, such as anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidation, inhibition of platelet aggregation, regulation of blood glucose and blood pressure, inhibition of neuronal apoptosis, and neuronal protection, and its main ingredients are Panax notoginseng saponins (PNS). Currently, Panax notoginseng (Burk) F. H. Chen may improve mental function, have anti-insomnia and anti-depression effects, alleviate anxiety, and decrease neural network excitation...
April 17, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671709/regulation-of-the-neuroligin-1-gene-by-clock-transcription-factors
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Lydia Hannou, Erika Bélanger-Nelson, Emma K O'Callaghan, Julien Dufort-Gervais, Maria Neus Ballester Roig, Pierre-Gabriel Roy, Jean-Martin Beaulieu, Nicolas Cermakian, Valérie Mongrain
NEUROLIGIN-1 (NLGN1) is a postsynaptic adhesion molecule involved in the regulation of glutamatergic transmission. It has been associated with several features of sleep and psychiatric disorders. Our previous work suggested that transcription of the Nlgn1 gene could be regulated by the transcription factors CLOCK and BMAL1 because they bind to the Nlgn1 gene promoter in vivo. However, whether CLOCK/BMAL1 can directly activate Nlgn1 transcription is not yet known. We thus aimed to verify whether CLOCK/BMAL1, as well as their homologs NPAS2 and BMAL2, can activate transcription via the Nlgn1 promoter by using luciferase assays in COS-7 cells...
April 2018: Journal of Biological Rhythms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670518/on-the-physiological-modulation-and-potential-mechanisms-underlying-parieto-occipital-alpha-oscillations
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REVIEW
Diego Lozano-Soldevilla
The parieto-occipital alpha (8-13 Hz) rhythm is by far the strongest spectral fingerprint in the human brain. Almost 90 years later, its physiological origin is still far from clear. In this Research Topic I review human pharmacological studies using electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) that investigated the physiological mechanisms behind posterior alpha. Based on results from classical and recent experimental studies, I find a wide spectrum of drugs that modulate parieto-occipital alpha power...
2018: Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670355/elevated-peripheral-blood-glutamate-levels-in-major-depressive-disorder
#7
Masatoshi Inoshita, Hidehiro Umehara, Shin-Ya Watanabe, Masahito Nakataki, Makoto Kinoshita, Yukiko Tomioka, Atsushi Tajima, Shusuke Numata, Tetsuro Ohmori
Purpose: There is growing evidence that glutamatergic signaling may be involved in major depressive disorder (MDD). In regard to peripheral blood glutamate changes in MDD, inconsistent findings have been reported. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate whether blood glutamate levels differed between MDD patients and control participants. Materials and methods: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of 12 association studies between blood glutamate levels and MDD in a total of 529 MDD patients and 590 controls...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668918/glutamatergic-signaling-drives-ketamine-mediated-response-in-depression-evidence-from-dynamic-causal-modeling
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Jessica R Gilbert, Julia S Yarrington, Kathleen E Wills, Allison C Nugent, Carlos A Zarate
Background: The glutamatergic modulator ketamine has rapid antidepressant effects in individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar depression. Thus, modulating glutamatergic transmission may be critical to effectively treating depression, though the mechanisms by which this occurs are not fully understood. Methods: This double-blind, crossover, placebo-controlled study analyzed data from 18 drug-free MDD subjects and 18 heathy controls who received a single intravenous infusion of ketamine hydrochloride (0...
April 13, 2018: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668872/microglial-pruning-of-synapses-in-the-prefrontal-cortex-during-adolescence
#9
Allyson P Mallya, Hui-Dong Wang, Han Noo Ri Lee, Ariel Y Deutch
Exaggerated synaptic elimination in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) during adolescence has been suggested to contribute to the neuropathological changes of schizophrenia. Recent data indicate that microglia (MG) sculpt synapses during early postnatal development. However, it is not known if MG contribute to the structural maturation of the PFC, which has a protracted postnatal development. We determined if MG are involved in developmentally specific synapse elimination in the PFC, focusing on adolescence. Layer 5 PFC pyramidal cells (PCs) were intracellularly filled with Lucifer Yellow for dendritic spine measurements in postnatal day (P) 24, P30, P35, P39, and P50 rats...
April 13, 2018: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666637/recovery-of-chronic-stress-triggered-changes-of-hippocampal-glutamatergic-transmission
#10
Min Lin, Gonglin Hou, Ying Zhao, Ti-Fei Yuan
Chronic stress results in neurochemical, physiological, immune, molecular, cellular, and structural changes in the brain and often dampens the cognition. The hippocampus has been one major focus in studying the stress responsivity and neural mechanisms underlying depression. Both acute and chronic stress stimuli lead to dynamic changes in excitatory transmission in the hippocampus. The present study examined the potential effects of spontaneous recovery after chronic stress on spatial memory function and glutamatergic transmission in the hippocampus...
2018: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665767/nano-cuo-impairs-spatial-cognition-associated-with-inhibiting-hippocampal-ltp-via-affecting-glutamatergic-neurotransmission-in-rats
#11
Xiaoliang Li, Wei Sun, Lei An
Manufactured metal nanoparticles and their applications are continuously expanding because of their unique characteristics while their increasing use may predispose to potential health problems. Several studies have reported the adverse effects of copper oxide nanoparticles (nano-CuO) relative to ecotoxicity and cell toxicity, whereas little is known about the neurotoxicity of nano-CuO. The present study aimed to examine its effects on spatial cognition, hippocampal function, and the possible mechanisms. Male Wistar rats were used to establish an animal model, and nano-CuO was administered at a dose of 0...
January 1, 2018: Toxicology and Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665406/sn56-neuronal-cell-death-after-24-h-and-14-days-chlorpyrifos-exposure-through-glutamate-transmission-dysfunction-increase-of-gsk-3%C3%AE-enzyme-%C3%AE-amyloid-and-tau-protein-levels
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Paula Moyano, María Teresa Frejo, María José Anadon, José Manuel García, María Jesús Díaz, Margarita Lobo, Emma Sola, Jimena García, Javier Del Pino
Chlorpyrifos (CPF) is an organophosphate insecticide described to induce cognitive disorders, both after acute and repeated administration. However, the mechanisms through which it induces these effects are unknown. CPF has been reported to produce basal forebrain cholinergic neuronal cell death, involved on learning and memory regulation, which could be the cause of such cognitive disorders. Neuronal cell death was partially mediated by oxidative stress generation, P75NTR and α7 -nAChRs gene expression alteration triggered through acetylcholinesterase (AChE) variants disruption, suggesting other mechanisms are involved...
April 14, 2018: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665128/a-role-for-astrocyte-derived-amyloid-%C3%AE-peptides-in-the-degeneration-of-neurons-in-an-animal-model-of-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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A Kodam, D Ourdev, M Maulik, J Hariharakrishnan, M Banerjee, Y Wang, S Kar
Kainic acid, an analogue of the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate, can trigger seizures and neurotoxicity in the hippocampus and other limbic structures in a manner that mirrors the neuropathology of human temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). However, the underlying mechanisms associated with the neurotoxicity remain unclear. Since amyloid-β (Aβ) peptides, which are critical in the development of Alzheimer's disease, can mediate toxicity by activating glutamatergic NMDA receptors, it is likely that the enhanced glutamatergic transmission that renders hippocampal neurons vulnerable to kainic acid treatment may involve Aβ peptides...
April 17, 2018: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663874/n-acetyl-cysteine-and-vitamin-d-supplementation-in-treatment-resistant-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-patients-a-general-review
#14
Flavia di Michele, Alberto Siracusano, Talamo Alessandra, Cinzia Niolu
OBJECTIVE: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a disabling mental illness for which pharmacological and psychosocial interventions are all too often inadequate. This demonstrates the need for more targeted therapeutics. Recent preclinical and clinical studies have implicated dysfunction of glutamatergic neurotransmission in the pathophysiology of OCD. Moreover there are studies suggesting that neuroimmune abnormalities may play an important role in the pathogenesis of OCD. N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) is a safe and readily available agent that would modify the synaptic release of glutamate in subcortical brain regions via modulation of the cysteine-glutamate antiporter...
April 17, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662202/stimulation-of-entorhinal-cortex-dentate-gyrus-circuitry-is-antidepressive
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Sanghee Yun, Ryan P Reynolds, Iraklis Petrof, Alicia White, Phillip D Rivera, Amir Segev, Adam D Gibson, Maiko Suarez, Matthew J DeSalle, Naoki Ito, Shibani Mukherjee, Devon R Richardson, Catherine E Kang, Rebecca C Ahrens-Nicklas, Ivan Soler, Dane M Chetkovich, Saïd Kourrich, Douglas A Coulter, Amelia J Eisch
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is considered a 'circuitopathy', and brain stimulation therapies hold promise for ameliorating MDD symptoms, including hippocampal dysfunction. It is unknown whether stimulation of upstream hippocampal circuitry, such as the entorhinal cortex (Ent), is antidepressive, although Ent stimulation improves learning and memory in mice and humans. Here we show that molecular targeting (Ent-specific knockdown of a psychosocial stress-induced protein) and chemogenetic stimulation of Ent neurons induce antidepressive-like effects in mice...
April 16, 2018: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661379/isoflurane-disrupts-excitatory-neurotransmitter-dynamics-via-inhibition-of-mitochondrial-complex-i
#16
P I Zimin, C B Woods, E B Kayser, J M Ramirez, P G Morgan, M M Sedensky
BACKGROUND: The mechanisms of action of volatile anaesthetics are unclear. Volatile anaesthetics selectively inhibit complex I in the mitochondrial respiratory chain. Mice in which the mitochondrial complex I subunit NDUFS4 is knocked out [Ndufs4(KO)] either globally or in glutamatergic neurons are hypersensitive to volatile anaesthetics. The volatile anaesthetic isoflurane selectively decreases the frequency of spontaneous excitatory events in hippocampal slices from Ndufs4(KO) mice...
May 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660940/age-dependent-changes-to-sphingolipid-balance-in-the-human-hippocampus-are-gender-specific-and-may-sensitize-to-neurodegeneration
#17
Timothy A Couttas, Nupur Kain, Collin Tran, Zac Chatterton, John B Kwok, Anthony S Don
The greatest risk factor for developing Alzheimer's disease (AD) is aging. The major genetic risk factor for AD is the ɛ4 allele of the APOE gene, encoding the brain's major lipid transport protein, apolipoprotein E (ApoE). The research community is yet to decipher why the ApoE4 variant pre-disposes to AD, and how aging causes the disease. Studies have shown deregulated levels of sphingolipids, including decreased levels of the neuroprotective signaling lipid sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P), and increased ceramide content, in brain tissue and serum of people with pre-clinical or very early AD...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660639/elevated-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-receptor-subtype-1-and-the-association-with-abnormal-brain-function-in-treatment-resistant-depression
#18
Mao-Hsuan Huang, Mu-Hong Chen, Pei-Chi Tu, Ya Mei Bai, Tung-Ping Su, Bang-Hung Yang, Ren-Shyan Liu, Cheng-Ta Li
BACKGROUND: Major depressive disorder (MDD) patients have shown elevated plasma levels of pro-inflammatory biomarkers compared to healthy controls. We hypothesized increased serum tumor necrosis factor-alpha receptor subtype 1 (TNF-α R1) is more associated with impaired brain function in patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD) than those without TRD. METHODS: 34 MDD patients and 34 healthy subjects were recruited and we separated MDD patients to TRD group (n = 20) and non-TRD (n = 14) group...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659380/effect-of-pioglitazone-and-simvastatin-in-lipopolysaccharide-induced-amyloidogenesis-and-cognitive-impairment-in-mice-possible-role-of-glutamatergic-pathway-and-oxidative-stress
#19
Sara Thabit, Nesrine S E El Sayed
Neuroinflammation and β-amyloid (Aβ) deposition in the brain are well known characteristics of neurodegeneration. Diabetes and hypercholesterolemia are the main risk factors leading to memory loss and cognitive impairment. Recently, it was found that statins and thiazolidinediones have promising anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects that could delay neurodegeneration and neuronal loss in diabetic and hypercholesterolemic patients. The aim of the present study was to investigate the protective effect of simvastatin, pioglitazone, and their combination in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced neuroinflammation and amyloidogenesis...
April 13, 2018: Behavioural Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659185/the-cochlear-spiral-ganglion-neurons-the-auditory-portion-of-the-viii-nerve
#20
Francisco Carricondo, Bárbara Romero-Gómez
The VIII nerve is formed by sensory neurons that innervate the inner ear, i.e. the vestibular and the auditory receptors. Neurons of the auditory portion, the cochlear afferent fibers that innervate the sensory hair cells of the organ of Corti, have their somas in the cochlear spiral ganglion where two types of neurons can be distinguished. Afferent type-I neurons are the 95% of the total population. Bipolar and myelinated fibers, each one innervates only one cochlear inner hair cell (IHC). In contrast, afferent type-II neurons are only the 5% of the spiral ganglion population...
April 16, 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
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