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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307018/the-role-of-tryptophan-metabolism-in-postpartum-depression
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Kai-Ming Duan, Jia-Hui Ma, Sai-Ying Wang, ZhengDong Huang, YingYong Zhou, HeYa Yu
The Postpartum depression (PPD) is the most common postpartum psychiatric disorder, afflicting approximately 10%-20% of new mothers. Clinical symptoms of the PPD include depressive disorder, agitation, insomnia, anxiety and confusion, resulting in an increase in suicidal tendencies, thereby having significant impacts on the puerpera, newborn and their family. A growing body of data indicate a role for alterations in tryptophan metabolism in the PPD. The metabolism of tryptophan produces an array of crucial factors that can differentially regulate key physiological processes linked to the PPD...
January 6, 2018: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277417/reprint-of-contrasting-effects-of-vortioxetine-and-paroxetine-on-pineal-gland-biochemistry-in-a-tryptophan-depletion-model-of-depression-in-female-rats
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M Franklin, N Hlavacova, Y Li, I Bermudez, A Csanova, C Sanchez, D Jezova
We studied the effects of the multi-modal antidepressant, vortioxetine and the SSRI, paroxetine on pineal melatonin and monoamine synthesis in a sub-chronic tryptophan (TRP) depletion model of depression based on a low TRP diet. Female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomised to groups a) control, b) low TRP diet, c) low TRP diet+paroxetine and d) low TRP diet+vortioxetine. Vortioxetine was administered via the diet (0.76mg/kg of food weight) and paroxetine via drinking water (10mg/kg/day) for 14days. Both drugs resulted in SERT occupancies >90%...
December 23, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247559/rice-histone-deacetylase-10-and-arabidopsis-histone-deacetylase-14-genes-encode-n-acetylserotonin-deacetylase-which-catalyzes-conversion-of-n-acetylserotonin-into-serotonin-a-reverse-reaction-for-melatonin-biosynthesis-in-plants
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Kyungjin Lee, Hyoung Yool Lee, Kyoungwhan Back
In plants, melatonin production is strictly regulated, unlike the production of its precursor, serotonin, which is highly inducible in response to stimuli, such as senescence and pathogen exposure. Exogenous serotonin treatment does not greatly induce the production of N-acetylserotonin (NAS) and melatonin in plants, which suggests the possible existence of one or more regulatory genes in the pathway for the biosynthesis of melatonin from serotonin. In this report, we found that NAS was rapidly and abundantly converted into serotonin in rice seedlings, indicating the presence of an N-acetylserotonin deacetylase (ASDAC)...
December 16, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219316/from-the-promiscuous-asenapine-to-potent-fluorescent-ligands-acting-at-a-series-of-aminergic-g-protein-coupled-receptors
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Candide Hounsou, Corinne Baehr, Vincent Gasparik, Doria Alili, Abderazak Belhocine, Thiéric Rodriguez, Elodie Dupuis, Thomas Roux, André Mann, Denis Heissler, Jean-Philippe Pin, Thierry Durroux, Dominique Bonnet, Marcel Hibert
Monoamine neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, histamine and noradrenaline have important and varied physiological functions and similar chemical structures. Representing important pharmaceutical drug targets, the corresponding G protein coupled receptors (termed aminergic GPCRs) belong to the class of cell membrane receptors and share many levels of similarity as well. Given their pharmacological and structural closeness, one could hypothesize the possibility to derivatize a ubiquitous ligand to afford rapidly fluorescent probes for a large set of GPCRs to be used for instance in FRET-based binding assays...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149453/melatonin-and-serotonin-mediators-in-the-symphony-of-plant-morphogenesis
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Lauren A E Erland, Mukund R Shukla, Amritpal S Singh, Susan J Murch, Praveen K Saxena
Melatonin and serotonin are important signaling and stress mitigating molecules that play important roles across growth and development in plants. Despite many well-documented responses, a systematic investigation of the entire metabolic pathway (tryptophan, tryptamine and N-acetylserotonin) does not exist, leaving many open questions. The objective of this study was to determine the responses of Hypericum perforatum (L.) to melatonin, serotonin and their metabolic precursors. Two well characterized germplasm lines (#4 and 112) created by mutation and a haploid breeding program were compared to wildtype to identify specific responses...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144157/the-influence-of-sunlight-exposure-on-hospitalization-in-emergency-psychiatry
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Andrea Aguglia, Antonio Borsotti, Francesco Cuniberti, Gianluca Serafini, Mario Amore, Giuseppe Maina
OBJECTIVE: Environmental conditions during early life may affect individual vulnerability to both physiological changes as well as psychiatric conditions, especially in those with a genetic susceptibility. Among all factors, sunlight exposure intensity has a crucial effect on affecting circadian functions high-risk individuals. A potential explanation of this relation is that excessive sunlight exposure is able to impair biological mechanisms, possibly through the dysregulation of serotonin and/or melatonin production/metabolism...
November 16, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141444/associations-among-obesity-inflammation-and-tryptophan-catabolism-in-pregnancy
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Maureen Groer, Dietmar Fuchs, Allyson Duffy, Adetola Louis-Jacques, Amy D'Agata, Teodor T Postolache
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate relationships among obesity in pregnancy and plasma levels of tryptophan (TRP) and kynurenine (KYN), inflammatory markers, and depressed mood. METHODS: Pregnant women ( N = 374) were enrolled, and data were collected at a mean gestation of 20 weeks in this cross-sectional study. Plasma was analyzed for TRP, KYN, neopterin, and nitrite levels. Women completed demographic and mood scales. RESULTS: There was a statistically significant inverse correlation between body mass index (BMI) and TRP and positive correlations between BMI and KYN and the kynurenine/tryptophan (KYN/TRP) ratio...
January 1, 2017: Biological Research for Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131485/in-vitro-effects-of-serotonin-melatonin-and-other-related-indole-compounds-on-amyloid-%C3%AE-kinetics-and-neuroprotection
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Ruth Hornedo Ortega, Grégory Da Costa, Ana Belén Cerezo, Ana Mª Troncoso, Tristan Richard, Mª Carmen García Parrilla
SCOPE: Amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) is the main component of senile plaques in Alzheimer's disease (AD). The inhibition of Aβ assembly, the destabilisation of Aβ aggregates and the decrease of its cytotoxicity for the prevention of neuronal death are considered neuroprotective effects. In this work, the protective effects against Aβ aggregation and cytotoxicity of eight indolic compounds: tryptophan (Tryp), tryptamine (Trpa), serotonin (Ser), tryptophol (Phol), N-acetylserotonin (Nser), 3-indoleacetic acid (3IA), tryptophan ethyl ester (Tee) and melatonin (Mel) was evaluated...
November 12, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116116/urinary-sulphatoxymelatonin-as-a-biomarker-of-serotonin-status-in-biogenic-amine-deficient-patients
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Marta Batllori, Marta Molero-Luis, Luisa Arrabal, Javier de Las Heras, Joaquín-Alejandro Fernandez-Ramos, Luis González Gutiérrez-Solana, Salvador Ibáñez-Micó, Rosario Domingo, Jaume Campistol, Aida Ormazabal, Frederic Sedel, Thomas Opladen, Basiliki Zouvelou, Roser Pons, Angels Garcia-Cazorla, Eduardo Lopez-Laso, Rafael Artuch
Melatonin is synthesized from serotonin and it is excreted as sulphatoxymelatonin in urine. We aim to evaluate urinary sulphatoxymelatonin as a biomarker of brain serotonin status in a cohort of patients with mutations in genes related to serotonin biosynthesis. We analized urinary sulphatoxymelatonin from 65 healthy subjects and from 28 patients with genetic defects. A total of 18 patients were studied: 14 with autosomal dominant and recessive guanosine triphosphate cyclohydrolase-I deficiency; 3 with sepiapterin reductase deficiency; and 1 with aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase deficiency...
November 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102176/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-new-naphtho-and-quinolinocyclopentane-derivatives-as-potent-melatoninergic-mt1-mt2-and-serotoninergic-5-ht2c-dual-ligands
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Romain Duroux, Marouan Rami, Elodie Landagaray, Mohamed Ettaoussi, Daniel-Henri Caignard, Philippe Delagrange, Patricia Melnyk, Saïd Yous
We recently reported a series of naphthofuranic compounds as constrained agomelatine analogues. Herein, in order to explore alternative ethyl amide side chain rigidification, naphthocyclopentane and quinolinocyclopentane derivatives with various acetamide modulations were synthesized and evaluated at both melatonin (MT1, MT2) and serotonin (5-HT2C) receptors. These modifications has led to compounds with promising dual affinity and high MTs receptors agonist activity. Enantiomeric separation was then performed on selected compounds allowing us to identify levogyre enantiomers (-)-17g and (-)-17k as the highest (MT1, MT2)/5-HT2C dual ligands described nowadays...
December 1, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082818/studies-into-the-anxiolytic-actions-of-agomelatine-in-social-isolation-reared-rats-role-of-corticosterone-and-sex
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Wilmie Regenass, Marisa Möller, Brian H Harvey
Anxiety disorders are severely disabling, while current pharmacological treatments are complicated by delayed onset, low remission rates and side-effects. Sex is also noted to contribute towards illness severity and treatment response. Agomelatine is a melatonin (MT1/MT2) agonist and serotonin (5-HT2C) antagonist purported to be anxiolytic in clinical and some pre-clinical studies. We undertook a detailed analysis of agomelatine's anxiolytic activity in a neurodevelopmental model of anxiety, the social isolation reared rat...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065548/cadmium-disrupts-subcellular-organelles-including-chloroplasts-resulting-in-melatonin-induction-in-plants
#12
Hyoung-Yool Lee, Kyoungwhan Back
Cadmium is a well-known elicitor of melatonin synthesis in plants, including rice. However, the mechanisms by which cadmium induces melatonin induction remain elusive. To investigate whether cadmium influences physical integrities in subcellular organelles, we treated tobacco leaves with either CdCl₂ or AlCl₃ and monitored the structures of subcellular organelles-such as chloroplasts, mitochondria, and the endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-using confocal microscopic analysis. Unlike AlCl₃ treatment, CdCl₂ (0...
October 23, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991991/effects-of-ghrelin-on-nocturnal-melatonin-secretion-in-sheep-an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-approach
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K Kirsz, M Szczesna, E Molik, D A Zieba
Recent studies confirmed that pineal melatonin (MEL) secretion is regulated by ghrelin (GHRL) in seasonally reproductive sheep. The first in vivo experiment investigated whether the effect of GHRL on nocturnal secretion of MEL in sheep is mediated by type 2 serotonin receptors. Sheep ( = 16) were intravenously injected with GHRL (2.5 μg/kg of BW) and meta-Chlorophenylpiperazine (mCPP; a mixed agonist of 5-HT2B/5-HT2C receptors; 1 mg/kg BW), either combined or individually, during the short-day (SDS) and long-day (LDS) seasons...
September 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948826/hormonal-and-bone-parameters-in-pubertal-girls
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V Cirmanova, I Zofkova, P Kasalicky, V Lanska, M Bayer, L Starka, R Kanceva
Here we analyzed associations between muscles mass, total bone mineral content (BMC), lumbar spine bone density (BMD L1-L4) and serum or urine hormones in healthy peripubertal girls. Total BMC and areal BMD L1-L4, muscle mass and fat were measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). Muscle force (N) was estimated by a dynamometer. Circulating estradiol, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), 25-hydroxy vitamin D, parathyroid hormone (PTH), insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), leptin, osteocalcin, bone isoenzyme of alkaline phosphatase (bALP) and total calcium and phosphorus were quantified as the nocturnal melatonin and serotonin urinary excretion...
September 26, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901278/neuroinflammation-and-the-immune-kynurenine-pathway-in-anxiety-disorders
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Yong-Ku Kim, Sang Won Jeon
BACKGROUND: Recently, neuroinflammation and the immune-kynurenine pathway have received increased attention in the psychoimmunology field of major depressive disorder (MDD), while studies related to anxiety disorders have been very limited. OBJECTIVE: This study reviewed possible mechanisms by which stress or inflammation modulate anxiety through tryptophan metabolism and the kynurenine pathway. METHOD: Relevant literature was identified through a search of MEDLINE via PubMed...
September 12, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894915/chronobiological-theories-of-mood-disorder
#16
Nevin F W Zaki, David Warren Spence, Ahmed S BaHammam, Seithikurippu R Pandi-Perumal, Daniel P Cardinali, Gregory M Brown
Major depressive disorder (MDD) remains the most prevalent mental disorder and a leading cause of disability, affecting approximately 100 million adults worldwide. The disorder is characterized by a constellation of symptoms affecting mood, anxiety, neurochemical balance, sleep patterns, and circadian and/or seasonal rhythm entrainment. However, the mechanisms underlying the association between chronobiological parameters and depression remain unknown. A PubMed search was conducted to review articles from 1979 to the present, using the following search terms: "chronobiology," "mood," "sleep," and "circadian rhythms...
September 11, 2017: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859501/is-there-a-hormonal-regulation-of-phagocytosis-at-unicellular-and-multicellular-levels-a-critical-review
#17
György Csaba
Phagocytosis is an ancient cell function, which is similar at unicellular and multicellular levels. Unicells synthesize, store, and secrete multicellular (mammalian) hormones, which influence their phagocytosis. Amino acid hormones, such as histamine, serotonin, epinephrine, and melatonin stimulate phagocytosis, whereas peptide hormones, such as adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), insulin, opioids, arginine vasopressin, and atrial natriuretic peptide decreased it, independently on their chemical structure or function in multicellulars...
September 1, 2017: Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802861/contrasting-effects-of-vortioxetine-and-paroxetine-on-pineal-gland-biochemistry-in-a-tryptophan-depletion-model-of-depression-in-female-rats
#18
M Franklin, N Hlavacova, Y Li, I Bermudez, A Csanova, C Sanchez, D Jezova
We studied the effects of the multi-modal antidepressant, vortioxetine and the SSRI, paroxetine on pineal melatonin and monoamine synthesis in a sub-chronic tryptophan (TRP) depletion model of depression based on a low TRP diet. Female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomised to groups a) control, b) low TRP diet, c) low TRP diet+paroxetine and d) low TRP diet+vortioxetine. Vortioxetine was administered via the diet (0.76mg/kg of food weight) and paroxetine via drinking water (10mg/kg/day) for 14days. Both drugs resulted in SERT occupancies >90%...
October 3, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799778/how-important-is-tryptophan-in-human-health
#19
Joanna Kałużna-Czaplińska, Paulina Gątarek, Salvatore Chirumbolo, Max Stanley Chartrand, Geir Bjørklund
Tryptophan (Trp) is an amino acid and an essential component of the human diet. It plays a crucial role in many metabolic functions. Clinicians can use Trp levels in the course of diagnosing various metabolic disorders and the symptoms associated with those diseases. Furthermore, supplementation with this amino acid is considered in the treatment of depression and sleep disorders, mainly due to the Trp relationship with the synthesis of serotonin (5-HT) and melatonin. It is also used in helping to resolve cognitive disorders, anxiety, or neurodegenerative diseases...
August 11, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793366/cadmium-induced-melatonin-synthesis-in-rice-requires-light-hydrogen-peroxide-and-nitric-oxide-key-regulatory-roles-for-tryptophan-decarboxylase-and-caffeic-acid-o-methyltransferase
#20
Kyungjin Lee, Geun-Hee Choi, Kyoungwhan Back
In plants, melatonin production is induced by stimuli such as cold and drought, and cadmium (Cd) is the best elicitor of melatonin production in rice. However, the mechanism by which Cd induces melatonin synthesis in plants remains unknown. We challenged rice seedlings with Cd under different light conditions and found that continuous light produced the highest levels of melatonin, while continuous dark failed to induce melatonin production. Transcriptional and translational induction of tryptophan decarboxylase contributed to the light induction of melatonin during Cd treatment, whereas the protein level of light-induced caffeic acid O-methyltransferase (COMT) was decreased by Cd treatment...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
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