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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324797/sex-dependent-impact-of-early-life-stress-and-adult-immobilization-in-the-attribution-of-incentive-salience-in-rats
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Silvia Fuentes, Javier Carrasco, Abigail Hatto, Juan Navarro, Antonio Armario, Manel Monsonet, Jordi Ortiz, Roser Nadal
Early life stress (ELS) induces long-term effects in later functioning and interacts with further exposure to other stressors in adulthood to shape our responsiveness to reward-related cues. The attribution of incentive salience to food-related cues may be modulated by previous and current exposures to stressors in a sex-dependent manner. We hypothesized from human data that exposure to a traumatic (severe) adult stressor will decrease the attribution of incentive salience to reward-associated cues, especially in females, because these effects are modulated by previous ELS...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319574/risk-factors-of-vasopressor-induced-symmetrical-peripheral-gangrene
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Jung Woo Kwon, Min Ki Hong, Bo Young Park
BACKGROUND: Symmetrical peripheral gangrene (SPG) is an uncommon syndrome showing symmetrical gangrene in acral regions without evidence of large-vessel occlusion or vasculitis. Intravenous vasopressors are frequently used to manage hemodynamically unstable patients. There have been few reports about SPG after using inotropics. However, risk factors for SPG have not been extensively studied. Therefore, the objective of this study was to analyze several cases of SPG and identify risk factors for SPG...
January 9, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284809/evaluation-of-endocrine-parameters-as-predictor-of-major-depressive-disorder
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Soma Gupta, Amrita Mukherjee, Sangita Biswas, Smarajit Bose, Saswati Nath, Harendra Nath Das
Background: The diagnosis of the disease, major depressive disorder (MDD), entirely depends on the presence of some symptoms without any biochemical parameter to support it. Depletion of dopamine though is an established feature, is not the sole causative factor of MDD. Moreover, it has very little diagnostic value due to a short half-life. Other chemical messengers like hormones have also been found to get altered due to significant over activity of hypothalamo-pituitary axis. Literature review suggests that cortisol, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), and prolactin (PRL) are mostly altered in MDD, which can be utilized to diagnose the condition...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279457/broad-clinical-spectrum-and-diverse-outcomes-of-prolactinoma-with-pediatric-onset-medication-resistant-and-recurrent-cases
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Yoo-Mi Kim, Go Hun Seo, Yoon-Myung Kim, Jin-Ho Choi, Han-Wook Yoo
Prolactinoma is a benign tumor of the pituitary gland that rarely occurs in children and adolescents; thus, the clinical spectrum and long-term prognosis in these patients remain unknown. This study was performed to investigate the long-term outcomes of medical treatment and the prognostic factors for remission and relapse in children and adolescents with prolactinoma. Three male subjects and four female subjects between the ages of 7- and 17-years-old were included in this study. The mean initial serum prolactin level was 443 ± 251...
December 27, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241537/nucleus-accumbens-dopamine-signaling-regulates-sexual-preference-for-females-in-male-mice
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Yamit Beny-Shefer, Noga Zilkha, Yael Lavi-Avnon, Nadav Bezalel, Ilana Rogachev, Alexander Brandis, Molly Dayan, Tali Kimchi
Sexual preference for the opposite sex is a fundamental behavior underlying reproductive success, but the neural mechanisms remain unclear. Here, we examined the role of dopamine signaling in the nucleus accumbens core (NAcc) in governing chemosensory-mediated preference for females in TrpC2-/- and wild-type male mice. TrpC2-/- males, deficient in VNO-mediated signaling, do not display mating or olfactory preference toward females. We found that, during social interaction with females, TrpC2-/- males do not show increased NAcc dopamine levels, observed in wild-type males...
December 12, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240768/the-association-between-the-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-%C3%AE-4-subunit-gene-chrna4-rs1044396-and-internet-gaming-disorder-in-korean-male-adults
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Jo-Eun Jeong, Je-Keun Rhee, Tae-Min Kim, Su-Min Kwak, Sol-Hee Bang, Hyun Cho, Young-Hoon Cheon, Jung Ah Min, Gil Sang Yoo, Kyudong Kim, Jung-Seok Choi, Sam-Wook Choi, Dai-Jin Kim
The primary aim of this study was to investigate the genetic predisposition of Internet gaming disorder (IGD), and the secondary aim was to compare the results to those of alcohol dependence (AD). Two independent case-control studies were conducted. A total of 30 male participants with IGD, diagnosed according to the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) criteria, and 30 sex-matched controls participated in study 1. We designed targeted exome sequencing (TES) to test for 72 candidate genes that have been implicated in the pathogenesis of addiction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229410/pre-weaning-maternal-separation-increases-eating-later-in-life-in-male-and-female-offspring-but-increases-brainstem-dopamine-receptor-1a-and-2a-only-in-males
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Julliet Araújo de Souza, Matilde Cesiana da Silva, Rhowena Jane Barbosa de Matos, Larissa Cavalcanti do Amaral Almeida, Luana Cruz Beltrão, Felipe Leitão de Souza, Raul Manhães de Castro, Sandra Lopes de Souza
Maternal separation stress (MS) is a model of early life stress performed by the separation between dam and pups in the first days of life. This model has been associated with eating behavior and dopaminergic system abnormal phenotypes. This study aims to investigate whether maternal separation in the light or dark phase of the circadian cycle promotes phenotypic adjustments in the eating behavior and the dopamine system in both males and females. Lactating Wistar rats were separated from their litters from postnatal day 1 (PND 1) to PND 14 for 6 h in the light or dark phase of the circadian cycle...
December 8, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221813/neonatal-programming-with-testosterone-propionate-reduces-dopamine-transporter-expression-in-nucleus-accumbens-and-methylphenidate-induced-locomotor-activity-in-adult-female-rats
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Tatiana Dib, Jonathan Martínez-Pinto, Miguel Reyes-Parada, Gonzalo E Torres, Ramón Sotomayor-Zárate
Research in programming is focused on the study of stimuli that alters sensitive periods in development, such as prenatal and neonatal stages, that can produce long-term deleterious effects. These effects can occur in various organs or tissues such as the brain, affecting brain circuits and related behaviors. Our laboratory has demonstrated that neonatal programming with sex hormones affects the mesocorticolimbic circuitry, increasing the synthesis and release of dopamine (DA) in striatum and nucleus accumbens (NAcc)...
December 5, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217689/dopamine-dependent-sensitization-of-rod-bipolar-cells-by-gaba-is-conveyed-through-wide-field-amacrine-cells
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Amanda M Travis, Stephanie J Heflin, Arlene A Hirano, Nicholas C Brecha, Vadim Y Arshavsky
Vertebrate retina has the remarkable ability to support visual function under conditions of limited illumination, including processing signals evoked by single photons. Dim light vision is regulated by several adaptive mechanisms. The mechanism explored in this study is responsible for increasing the light sensitivity and operational range of rod bipolar cells, the retinal neurons operating immediately downstream of rod photoreceptors. This sensitization is achieved through the sustained dopamine-dependent GABA release from other retinal neurons...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210144/adolescent-impulsivity-as-a-sex-dependent-and-subtype-dependent-predictor-of-impulsivity-alcohol-drinking-and-dopamine-d2-receptor-expression-in-adult-rats
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Lindsey R Hammerslag, Amogh P Belagodu, Olubankole A Aladesuyi Arogundade, Angela G Karountzos, Qingrou Guo, Roberto Galvez, Brent W Roberts, Joshua M Gulley
Impulsivity is a personality trait associated with a heightened risk for drug use and other psychiatric conditions. Because impulsivity-related disorders typically emerge during adolescence, there has been interest in exploring methods for identifying adolescents that will be at risk to develop substance use disorders in adulthood. Here, we used a rodent model to assess inhibitory control (impulsive action) and impulsive decision making (impulsive choice) during adolescence (43-50 days old) or adulthood (93-100 days old) and then examined the impact of development on these impulsivity traits by re-testing rats 50 days later...
December 5, 2017: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198512/understanding-the-role-of-serotonin-in-female-hypoactive-sexual-desire-disorder-and-treatment-options
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Harry A Croft
BACKGROUND: The neurobiology of sexual response is driven in part by dopamine and serotonin-the former modulating excitatory pathways and the latter regulating inhibitory pathways. Neurobiological underpinnings of hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) are seemingly related to overactive serotonin activity that results in underactive dopamine activity. As such, pharmacologic agents that decrease serotonin, increase dopamine, or some combination thereof, have therapeutic potential for HSDD...
December 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198511/preliminary-evidence-for-an-association-between-variants-of-the-catechol-o-methyltransferase-comt-gene-and-premature-ejaculation
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Patrick Jern, Ada Johansson, Jana Strohmaier, Jens Treutlein, Juhana Piha, Marcella Rietschel
BACKGROUND: Studies have suggested that dopamine plays a role in the neurobiological mechanism that triggers ejaculation, leading scientists to hypothesize that dopamine-related genetic polymorphisms could contribute to symptoms of premature ejaculation (PE). AIM: To investigate associations between dopamine receptor and catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT; an enzyme involved in the catabolism of dopamine) gene-linked polymorphisms and PE. METHODS: PE status in patient groups was determined by clinical diagnosis performed by a physician specializing in sexual medicine...
December 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198499/markers-of-impaired-motor-and-cognitive-volition-in-parkinson-s-disease-correlates-of-dopamine-dysregulation-syndrome-impulse-control-disorder-and-dyskinesias
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Jared T Hinkle, Kate Perepezko, Liana S Rosenthal, Kelly A Mills, Alexander Pantelyat, Zoltan Mari, Laura Tochen, Jee Yun Bang, Medha Gudavalli, Nadine Yoritomo, Ankur Butala, Catherine C Bakker, Vanessa Johnson, Emile Moukheiber, Ted M Dawson, Gregory M Pontone
INTRODUCTION: Dopaminergic therapy in Parkinson's disease (PD) can be associated with both motoric (e.g., dyskinesias) and neuropsychiatric adverse effects. Examples of the latter include Dopamine Dysregulation Syndrome (DDS) and impulse control disorder (ICD), which are separate but related behavioral/psychiatric complications of treatment in PD. Dysregulation of volition characterizes both dyskinesias and DDS/ICD; thus, we analyzed potential disease-related correlates in a large PD cohort...
November 21, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167404/a-critical-role-for-dopamine-d5-receptors-in-pain-chronicity-in-male-mice
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Salim Megat, Stephanie Shiers, Jamie K Moy, Paulino Barragan-Iglesias, Grishma Pradhan, Rebecca P Seal, Gregory Dussor, Theodore J Price
Dopaminergic modulation of spinal cord plasticity has long been recognized but circuits affected by this system and the precise receptor subtypes involved in this modulation have not been defined. Dopaminergic modulation from the A11 nucleus of the hypothalamus contributes to plasticity in a model of chronic pain called hyperalgesic priming. Here we tested the hypothesis that the key receptor subtype mediating this effect is the D5 receptor (D5R). We find that a spinally-directed lesion of dopaminergic neurons reverses hyperalgesic priming in both sexes and that a D1/D5 antagonist transiently inhibits neuropathic pain...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163055/study-of-sex-differences-in-duloxetine-efficacy-for-depression-in-transgenic-mouse-models
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Yong Xu, Lei Ma, Wei Jiang, Yuhong Li, Gang Wang, Rena Li
Clinical evidences show sex differences in risk of developing depressive disorders as well as effect of antidepressants in depression treatment. However, whether such a sex-dependent risk of depression and efficacy of antidepressants is dependent on endogenous estrogen level remain elusive. The aim of this study is to explore the molecular mechanisms of sex differences in antidepressant duloxetine. In the present study, we used genetic knockout or overexpression estrogen-synthesizing enzyme aromatase (Ar) gene as models for endogenous estrogen deficiency and elevation endogenous estrogen, respectively, to examine the anti-depressive efficacy of duloxetine in males and females by force swimming test (FST)...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154786/sex-differences-in-high-fat-diet-induced-impairments-to-striatal-akt-signaling-and-enhanced-sensitivity-to-the-behavioral-effects-of-dopamine-d2-d3-receptor-agonist-quinpirole
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Jeremiah Ramos, Caroline Hernandez-Casner, Bryan Cruz, Katherine M Serafine
Eating a high fat laboratory chow enhances sensitivity of rats to the behavioral effects of drugs that act on dopamine systems (e.g., cocaine). Further, in male rats, eating high fat chow impairs expression of insulin signaling phosphorylated protein kinase B (pAkt), which is vital for maintaining dopamine homeostasis. Eating high fat chow enhances sensitivity of female rats to drugs that act indirectly on dopamine receptors (e.g., cocaine); however, less is known about sensitivity of females to drugs that act directly on dopamine receptors (e...
November 14, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112197/association-of-genetic-ancestry-with-striatal-dopamine-d2-d3-receptor-availability
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C E Wiers, P C Towb, C A Hodgkinson, P-H Shen, C Freeman, G Miller, E Lindgren, E Shokri-Kojori, Ş B Demiral, S W Kim, D Tomasi, H Sun, G-J Wang, D Goldman, N D Volkow
Despite ethnic differences in allele frequencies of variants in dopaminergic genes associated with dopamine D2/D3 receptor availability (D2R), no study to date has investigated the relationship between genetic ancestry and striatal D2R. Here, we show that ancestry-informative markers significantly predict dorsal striatal D2R in 117 healthy ethnically diverse residents of the New York metropolitan area using Positron Emission Tomography (PET) with [(11)C]raclopride (P<0.0001), while correcting for age, sex, BMI, education, smoking status, and estimated socioeconomic status (ZIP codes)...
November 7, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066517/sleep-and-rem-sleep-behaviour-disorder-in-parkinson-s-disease-with-impulse-control-disorder
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Maria Livia Fantini, Michela Figorilli, Isabelle Arnulf, Maurizio Zibetti, Bruno Pereira, Patricia Beudin, Monica Puligheddu, Florence Cormier-Dequaire, Lucette Lacomblez, Eve Benchetrit, Jean Christophe Corvol, Alessandro Cicolin, Leonardo Lopiano, Ana Marques, Franck Durif
INTRODUCTION: Because the association between rapid eye movement sleep behaviour disorder (RBD) and impulse control disorders (ICDs) in Parkinson's disease (PD) has been debated, we assessed the sleep characteristics and the frequency of RBD using video-polysomnography (v-PSG) in patients with PD with versus without ICDs. METHODS: Eighty non-demented patients with PD consecutively identified during routine evaluation at three movement disorders centres were enrolled in a case-control study...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054014/sex-differences-in-behavioral-and-neurochemical-effects-of-gonadectomy-and-aromatase-inhibition-in-rats
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N Kokras, N Pastromas, D Papasava, C de Bournonville, C A Cornil, C Dalla
Aromatase inhibitors, which are widely used for the treatment of estrogen-dependent cancers, have been associated with psychiatric side effects ranging from mania to depression. In the present study, we investigated sex differences in the behavioral and neurochemical effects of aromatase inhibition on male and female, sham-operated or gonadectomized adult rats. Three weeks after surgery, rats received chronic treatment with the aromatase inhibitor letrozole or vehicle and were then subjected to the open field test, which assesses general activity...
October 10, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044586/males-with-prolactinoma-are-at-increased-risk-of-incident-cardiovascular-disease
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Konstantinos A Toulis, Tim Robbins, Narendra Reddy, Kumarendran Balachandran, Krishna Gokhale, Haren Wijesinghe, Kar Keung Cheng, Niki Karavitaki, John Wass, Krishnarajah Nirantharakumar
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the risk of incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) is increased in patients with prolactinoma. DESIGN: Population-based, retrospective, open-cohort study using The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database. PATIENTS: A total of 2233 patients with prolactinoma and 10 355 matched controls (1:5 ratio) from UK General Practices contributing to THIN were included. Sex, age, body mass index and smoking status were used as matching parameters...
January 2018: Clinical Endocrinology
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