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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132420/substance-p-and-patterned-silk-biomaterial-stimulate-periodontal-ligament-stem-cells-to-form-corneal-stroma-in-a-bioengineered-three-dimensional-model
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Jialin Chen, Wei Zhang, Peyman Kelk, Ludvig J Backman, Patrik Danielson
BACKGROUND: We aimed to generate a bioengineered multi-lamellar human corneal stroma tissue in vitro by differentiating periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) towards keratocytes on an aligned silk membrane. METHODS: Human PDLSCs were isolated and identified. The neuropeptide substance P (SP) was added in keratocyte differentiation medium (KDM) to evaluate its effect on keratocyte differentiation of PDLSCs. PDLSCs were then seeded on patterned silk membrane and cultured with KDM and SP...
November 13, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132037/flunixin-meglumine-improves-pregnancy-rate-in-embryo-recipient-beef-cows-with-an-excitable-temperament
#2
R K Kasimanickam, J B Hall, C T Estill, J P Kastelic, C Joseph, R L Abdel Aziz, D Nak
Objectives were to determine effects of: 1) handling temperament and administration of flunixin meglumine, an inhibitor of prostaglandin F2a (PGF2a) synthesis, given at the time of embryo transfer, on pregnancy rates in beef cattle embryo transfer recipients; 2) handling temperament and flunixin meglumine on peripheral concentrations of progesterone, cortisol, substance-P, prostaglandin F metabolites (PGFM, (13,14-dihydro-15-keto-PGF2a) and isoprostane 8-epi PGF2a; and 3) flunixin meglumine treatment on proportion of non-pregnant recipient cows returning to estrus within an expected interval...
November 10, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125875/drug-abusers-have-impaired-cerebral-oxygenation-and-cognition-during-exercise
#3
Kell Grandjean da Costa, Vanessa Soares Rachetti, Weslley Quirino Alves da Silva, Daniel Aranha Rego Cabral, Daniel Gomes da Silva Machado, Eduardo Caldas Costa, Rodrigo Menezes Forti, Rickson Coelho Mesquita, Hassan Mohamed Elsangedy, Alexandre Hideki Okano, Eduardo Bodnariuc Fontes
BACKGROUND: Individuals with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) have lower baseline metabolic activity of the prefrontal cortex (PFC) associated with impairment of cognitive functions in decision-making and inhibitory control. Aerobic exercise has shown to improve PFC function and cognitive performance, however, its effects on SUD individuals remain unclear. PURPOSE: To verify the cognitive performance and oxygenation of the PFC during an incremental exercise in SUD individuals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121401/mp29-02-reduces-nasal-hyperreactivity-and-nasal-mediators-in-patients-with-house-dust-mite-allergic-rhinitis
#4
Inge Kortekaas Krohn, Ina Callebaut, Yeranddy A Alpizar, Brecht Steelant, Laura Van Gerven, Per Stahl Skov, Ahmad Kasran, Karel Talavera, Mira M Wouters, Jan L Ceuppens, Sven F Seys, Peter W Hellings
BACKGROUND: Nasal hyperreactivity (NHR) is an important clinical feature of allergic rhinitis (AR). The efficacy of MP29-02 (azelastine hydrochloride (AZE) and fluticasone propionate (FP)) nasal spray on local inflammatory mediators and NHR in AR is unknown. We tested if MP29-02 decreases inflammatory mediators and NHR in AR and if this effect is due to restoration of nasal epithelial barrier function. METHODS: A 4-week double-blinded placebo-controlled trial with MP29-02 treatment was conducted in 28 patients with house dust mite (HDM) AR...
November 9, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112508/estrogen-modulates-corneal-nociception-and-maintains-corneal-homeostasis-in-rat-eye
#5
Vinod Kumar, Vishma Pratap Sur, Rajdeep Guha, Aditya Konar, Sarbani Hazra
PURPOSE: To evaluate the role of estrogen in corneal nociception, its influence on lacrimal secretion, and development of dry eye. METHODS: Ovariectomy was performed in normal healthy female rats (OVX). Estrogen replacement was performed in a population of these rats (OVX+E). Tests for dry eye and corneal sensitivity were performed and compared with rats in proestrus (PRO) as controls. Gene expression of neuropeptides such as substance P, calcitonin gene receptor-like protein (CGRP), estrogen receptor α, TRPV1, and TRPM8 was evaluated in the cornea and trigeminal ganglion...
November 6, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109352/mapping-of-kndy-neurons-and-immunohistochemical-analysis-of-the-interaction-between-kndy-and-substance-p-neural-systems-in-goat
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Hiroaki Okamura, Takashi Yamamura, Yoshihiro Wakabayashi
A population of neurons in the arcuate nucleus (ARC) coexpresses kisspeptin, neurokinin B (NKB), and dynorphin, and therefore they are referred to as KNDy neurons. It has been suggested that KNDy neurons participate in several brain functions, including the control of reproduction. The present study aimed to advance our understanding of the anatomy of the KNDy neural system. We first produced an antiserum against goat kisspeptin. After confirming its specificity, the antiserum was used to histochemically detect kisspeptin-positive signals...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108053/effect-of-band-and-knife-castration-of-beef-calves-on-welfare-indicators-of-pain-at-three-relevant-industry-ages-i-acute-pain
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D M Meléndez, S Marti, E A Pajor, D Moya, C E M Heuston, D Gellatly, E D Janzen, K S Schwartzkopf-Genswein
Three experiments evaluated the effect of band and knife castration on acute pain for the first 7 d after the procedure on 1-wk-, 2-mo-, and 4-mo-old calves. All calves were blocked by age and weight and randomly assigned to 1 of 3 treatments: sham castration (control, CT), band castration (BA), and knife castration (KN). Experiment 1 evaluated 1-wk-old Angus bull calves ( = 34; 43.0 ± 6.61 kg BW), Exp. 2 evaluated 2-mo-old Angus bull calves ( = 34; 91.5 ± 11.93 kg BW), and Exp. 3 evaluated 4-mo-old Angus bull calves ( = 35; 157...
October 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108039/effect-of-band-and-knife-castration-of-beef-calves-on-welfare-indicators-of-pain-at-three-relevant-industry-ages-ii-chronic-pain
#8
S Marti, D M Meléndez, E A Pajor, D Moya, C E M Heuston, D Gellatly, E D Janzen, K S Schwartzkopf-Genswein
Three experiments were conducted to evaluate the effects of band and knife castration on behavioral and physiological indicators of chronic pain in beef calves at 3 different ages (36 calves/age group): 1 wk of age (Exp. 1, 4 ± 1.1 d of age, 43 ± 1.1 kg BW), 2 mo of age (Exp. 2, 63 ± 2.3 d of age, 92 ± 1.7 kg BW), and 4 mo of age (Exp. 3, 125 ± 4.6 d of age, 160 ± 3.4 kg BW). In each experiment calves were randomly assigned to either sham (CT), band (BA) or knife (KN) castration. Experiments 1, 2, and 3 ended when the testicles of banded calves had sloughed off (68, 49, and 42 d, respectively)...
October 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107510/substance-p-attenuates-hypoxia-reoxygenation-induced-apoptosis-via-the-akt-signalling-pathway-and-the-nk1-receptor-in-h9c2cells
#9
Ying Xu, Qin Gu, Jian Tang, Yajun Qian, Xiao Tan, Zhuxi Yu, Chen Qu
BACKGROUND: Myocardial ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury is a major cause of morbidity and mortality associated with coronary heart disease. During I/R injury, cardiomyocytes undergo cell death including apoptosis and necrosis with increased frequency, and this leads to compensatory cardiac hypertrophy, dysfunction, ventricular remodelling, and ultimately, heart failure. Accumulating evidence indicates that substance P is cardio-protective following I/R primarily due to its potent coronary vasodilator actions...
October 12, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100462/the-role-of-substance-p-in-epilepsy-and-seizure-disorders
#10
REVIEW
Xue Feng Wang, Tong Tong Ge, Jie Fan, Wei Yang, Ran Ji Cui
A range of evidence implicates the neuropeptide substance P (SP), a member of the tachykinin family, in emotional behavior, anxiety, pain, and inflammation. Recently, SP has been implicated in susceptibility to seizures, for which a potential proconvulsant role was indicated. Indeed, antagonists of a specific SP receptor, neurokinin-1 receptor, were found to attenuate kainic acid (KA)-induced seizure activity. However, detailed mechanisms of SP regulation in epilepsy remain obscure. In this review, we summarize the present literature to expound the role of SP in epilepsy, and provide hypotheses for potential mechanisms...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089993/extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-substance-p-and-neurokinin-1-are-involved-in-the-analgesic-mechanism-of-herb-partitioned-moxibustion
#11
Zhi-Yuan Li, Yan-Ting Yang, Jue Hong, Dan Zhang, Xiao-Fei Huang, Li-Jie Wu, Huan-Gan Wu, Zheng Shi, Jie Liu, Yi Zhu, Xiao-Peng Ma
Herb-partitioned moxibustion can effectively mitigate visceral pain, a major symptom in inflammatory bowel disease, but the analgesic mechanism is still unclear. Moreover, extracellular signal-regulated kinase, substance P, and neurokinin-1 are involved in formation of central hyperalgesia. Thus, we postulated that the analgesic effect of herb-partitioned moxibustion may be associated with these factors. Accordingly, in this study, we established an inflammatory bowel disease visceral pain model in rat by enema with a mixed solution of 5% trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid and 50% ethanol...
September 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080684/chronic-social-stress-ameliorates-psoriasiform-dermatitis-through-upregulation-of-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis
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Oscar Vegas, Brian Poligone, Paul Blackcloud, Elaine S Gilmore, JoAnne VanBuskirk, Christopher T Ritchlin, Alice P Pentland, Scott A Walter, Yasmine Nousari, Francisco Tausk
Acute stress is a physiological response of an organism to adverse conditions, contributing to survival; however, persistence through time may lead to disease. Indeed, exacerbation of inflammatory conditions such as psoriasis has been reported to follow stressors in susceptible patients. Because chronic stress cannot ethically be elicited in patients under controlled laboratory conditions, we studied genetically modified mice that naturally develop psoriasiform dermatitis, and subjected them to an ethological chronic social contact stress paradigm...
October 25, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076989/biomarkers-associated-with-the-outcome-of-traumatic-brain-injury-patients
#13
REVIEW
Leonardo Lorente
This review focuses on biomarkers associated with the outcome of traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients, such as caspase-3; total antioxidant capacity; melatonin; S100B protein; glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP); glutamate; lactate; brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF); substance P; neuron-specific enolase (NSE); ubiquitin carboxy-terminal hydrolase L-1 (UCH-L1); tau; decanoic acid; and octanoic acid.
October 27, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066557/neuromedin-b-expression-defines-the-mouse-retrotrapezoid-nucleus
#14
Yingtang Shi, Ruth L Stornetta, Daniel S Stornetta, Suna Onengut-Gumuscu, Emily A Farber, Stephen D Turner, Patrice G Guyenet, Douglas A Bayliss
The retrotrapezoid nucleus (RTN) consists, by definition, of Phox2b-expressing, glutamatergic, non-catecholaminergic, non-cholinergic neurons located in the parafacial region of the medulla oblongata. An unknown proportion of RTN neurons are central respiratory chemoreceptors and there is mounting evidence for biochemical diversity among these cells. Here, we used multiplexed in situ hybridization and single-cell RNA-Seq in male and female mice to provide a more comprehensive view of the phenotypic diversity of RTN neurons...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061788/expression-of-truncated-neurokinin-1-receptor-in-childhood-neuroblastoma-is-independent-of-tumor-biology-and-stage
#15
Alexandra Pohl, Roland Kappler, Jakob Mühling, Dietrich VON Schweinitz, Michael Berger
BACKGROUND: Neuroblastoma is an embryonal malignancy arising from the aberrant growth of neural crest progenitor cells of the sympathetic nervous system. The tachykinin receptor 1 (TACR1) - substance P complex is associated with tumoral angiogenesis and cell proliferation in a variety of cancer types. Inhibition of TACR1 was recently described to impede growth of NB cell lines. However, the relevance of TACR1 in clinical settings is unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We investigated gene expression levels of full-length and truncated TACR1 in 59 neuroblastomas and correlated these data with the patients' clinical parameters such as outcome, metastasis, International Neuroblastoma Staging System (INSS) status, MYCN proto-oncogene, bHLH transcription factor (MYCN) status, gender and age...
November 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061362/efficacy-of-aprepitant-for-chop-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-vomiting-and-anorexia
#16
Mihoko Morita, Shinji Kishi, Miyuki Ookura, Yasufumi Matsuda, Katsunori Tai, Takahiro Yamauchi, Takanori Ueda
The objective of this study was to evaluate whether aprepitant in addition to 5-HT3 receptor antagonist is useful for preventing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) and anorexia in patients receiving CHOP therapy, and to evaluate the relationship between in vivo kinetics of plasma substance P and these adverse events. Patients with malignant lymphoma who received CHOP chemotherapy or THP (THP-ADR)-COP therapy were investigated for CINV and anorexia for 5 days after the start of chemotherapy. With the first course of chemotherapy, all patients received only granisetron on day1 as an antiemetic...
September 23, 2017: Current Problems in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057666/granisetron-a-review-of-pharmacokinetics-and-clinical-experience-in-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting
#17
Anastasia Spartinou, Vasileia Nyktari, Alexandra Papaioannou
Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) are major side effects of chemotherapy and a great burden to patients' quality of life. Serotonin and substance P are the major neurotransmitters involved in the pathophysiology of CINV, but in spite of new antiemetics no completely effective regime exists for its prevention or treatment. Areas covered: In this review the authors provide a detailed description of granisetron's chemistry pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, toxicity and a brief review of clinical trials involving granisetron and the management of CINV...
October 27, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056150/substance-p-and-the-neurokinin-1-receptor-the-new-crf
#18
Jesse R Schank, Markus Heilig
Substance P (SP) is an 11-amino acid neuropeptide of the tachykinin family that preferentially activates the neurokinin-1 receptor (NK1R). First isolated 85 years ago and sequenced 40 years later, SP has been extensively studied. Early studies identified a role for SP and the NK1R in contraction of intestinal smooth muscle, central pain processing, and neurogenic inflammation. An FDA-approved NK1R antagonist, aprepitant, is used clinically for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea, as the NK1R influences the activity of the brain stem emesis centers...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055101/substance-p-and-dopamine-interact-to-modulate-the-distribution-of-delta-opioid-receptors-on-cholinergic-interneurons-in-the-striatum
#19
Emily Heath, Billy Chieng, Macdonald J Christie, Bernard W Balleine
It recently been demonstrated that predictive learning induces a persistent accumulation of delta-opioid receptors (DOPr's) at the somatic membrane of cholinergic interneurons (CINs) in the nucleus accumbens shell (Nac-S). This accumulation is required for predictive learning to influence subsequent choice between goal-directed actions. The current experiments investigated the local neurochemical events responsible for this translocation. We found that (1) local administration of substance P into multiple striatal sub-territories induced DOPr translocation and (2) that this effect was mediated by the NK1 receptor, likely through its expression on CINs...
October 20, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053899/peptidergic-nerve-fibers-in-the-urethra-morphological-and-neurochemical-characteristics-in-female-mice-of-reproductive-age
#20
Christine M Barry, Esther Ji, Harman Sharma, Pauline Yap, Nicholas J Spencer, Dusan Matusica, Rainer V Haberberger
BACKGROUND: Peptidergic nerve fibers provide important contributions to urethral function. Urethral innervation of female mice is not well documented. AIMS: To determine the distribution and projection sites of nerve fibers immunoreactive for vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP), calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), substance P (SP), and neuropeptide Y (NPY) in the urethra of wild-type control mice and compare innervation characteristics between the proximal and distal urethra of young nullipara and older multipara mice...
October 20, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
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