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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087150/apelin-protects-against-nmda-induced-retinal-neuronal-death-via-an-apj-receptor-by-activating-akt-and-erk1-2-and-suppressing-tnf-%C3%AE-expression-in-mice
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Yuki Ishimaru, Akihide Sumino, Daiki Kajioka, Fumiya Shibagaki, Akiko Yamamuro, Yasuhiro Yoshioka, Sadaaki Maeda
Glutamate excitotoxicity mediated by N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptors is an important cause of retinal ganglion cell death in glaucoma. To elucidate whether apelin protects against retinal neuronal cell death, we examined protective effects of exogenous and endogenous apelin on neuronal cell death induced by intravitreal injection of NMDA in the retinas of mice. An intravitreal injection of NMDA induced neuronal cell death in both the retinal ganglion cell layer and inner nuclear layer, and reduced the amplitudes of scotopic threshold response (STR) in electroretinography studies...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078633/benzodiazepine-use-and-risk-of-developing-alzheimer-s-disease-a-case-control-study-based-on-swiss-claims-data
#2
Fabienne A Biétry, Alena M Pfeil, Oliver Reich, Matthias Schwenkglenks, Christoph R Meier
BACKGROUND: A possible association between benzodiazepine use and Alzheimer's disease (AD) has been hypothesized in previous studies. OBJECTIVES: Using claims data from the Helsana Group, a large Swiss health insurance provider, we examined the association between previous benzodiazepine use and the risk of AD. METHODS: We conducted a matched case-control study and identified 1438 incident AD cases between 2013 and 2014 based on recorded first-time use of drugs used to treat AD [i...
January 11, 2017: CNS Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077092/phylogenetic-analysis-of-ionotropic-l-glutamate-receptor-genes-in-the-bilateria-with-special-notes-on-aplysia-californica
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Justin B Greer, Sawsan Khuri, Lynne A Fieber
BACKGROUND: The neurotransmitter L-Glutamate (L-Glu) acting at ionotropic L-Glu receptors (iGluR) conveys fast excitatory signal transmission in the nervous systems of all animals. iGluR-dependent neurotransmission is a key component of the synaptic plasticity that underlies learning and memory. During learning, two subtypes of iGluR, α-Amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid receptors (AMPAR) and N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDAR), are dynamically regulated postsynaptically in vertebrates...
January 11, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073836/ionotropic-glutamate-receptors-activate-cell-signaling-in-response-to-glutamate-in-schwann-cells
#4
Wendy M Campana, Elisabetta Mantuano, Pardis Azmoon, Kenneth Henry, Michael A Banki, John H Kim, Donald P Pizzo, Steven L Gonias
In the peripheral nervous system, Schwann cells (SCs) demonstrate surveillance activity, detecting injury and undergoing trans-differentiation to support repair. SC receptors that detect peripheral nervous system injury remain incompletely understood. We used RT-PCR to profile ionotropic glutamate receptor expression in cultured SCs. We identified subunits required for assembly of N-methyl-d-aspartic acid (NMDA) receptors (NMDA-R), α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid receptors, and kainate receptors...
January 10, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073324/3-methoxy-aroylhydrazones-free-radicals-scavenging-anticancer-and-cytoprotective-potency
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Nadya Hristova-Avakumova, Krassimira Yoncheva, Boryana Nikolova-Mladenova, Trayko Traykov, Georgi Momekov, Vera Hadjimitova
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the capability of newly designed 3-methoxy derivatives of salicylaldehyde benzoylhydrazone to influence the oxidative stress processes and to test their in vitro cytotoxicity. METHODS: We have used chemiluminescent and spectrophotometric model systems containing different types of reactive oxygen species (OH(●), OCl(─) and O2(─●)). The hydrazones effect on the viability of Hep-G2, HEK-293 and SH-SY5Y cell lines was determined via MTT assay...
January 10, 2017: Redox Report: Communications in Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070654/anesthesia-management-of-cesarean-section-in-parturient-with-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis-a-case-report
#6
Zhimin Liao, Xiaoqin Jiang, Juan Ni
A 24-year-old woman at 29 weeks' gestation, and with psychiatric symptoms, was admitted to hospital and diagnosed as having anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis. After 4 weeks of immunotherapy with little effect, an emergency cesarean section was performed at 33(+4) weeks gestation under general anesthesia. The parturient was intubated after rapid sequence induction with etomidate, remifentanil and succinylcholine. Anesthesia was maintained with sevoflurane and remifentanil. Except for low weight, the infant was normal at birth...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069922/mechanisms-of-nmda-receptor-and-voltage-gated-l-type-calcium-channel-dependent-hippocampal-ltp-critically-rely-on-proteolysis-that-is-mediated-by-distinct-metalloproteinases
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Grzegorz Wiera, Daria Nowak, Inge Van Hove, Piotr Dziegiel, Lieve Moons, Jerzy W Mozrzymas
: Long-term potentiation (LTP) is widely perceived as a memory substrate and in the hippocampal CA3-CA1 pathway, distinct forms of LTP depend on N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors (nmdaLTP) or L-type voltage-gated calcium channels (vdccLTP). Long-term potentiation is also known to be effectively regulated by extracellular proteolysis that is mediated by various enzymes. Herein, we investigated whether in mice hippocampal slices these distinct forms of LTP are specifically regulated by different metalloproteinases (MMPs)...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069373/memantine-attenuates-cell-apoptosis-by-suppressing-the-calpain-caspase-3-pathway-in-an-experimental-model-of-ischemic-stroke
#8
Bin Chen, Guoxiang Wang, Weiwei Li, Weilin Liu, Ruhui Lin, Jing Tao, Min Jiang, Lidian Chen, Yun Wang
Ischemic stroke, the second leading cause of death worldwide, leads to excessive glutamate release, over-activation of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR), and massive influx of calcium (Ca(2+)), which may activate calpain and caspase-3, resulting in cellular damage and death. Memantine is an uncompetitive NMDAR antagonist with low-affinity/fast off-rate. We investigated the potential mechanisms through which memantine protects against ischemic stroke in vitro and in vivo. Middle cerebral artery occlusion-reperfusion (MCAO) was performed to establish an experimental model of ischemic stroke...
January 6, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064424/gender-related-hippocampal-proteomics-study-from-young-rats-after-chronic-unpredicted-mild-stress-exposure
#9
Lin-Na Ning, Teng Zhang, Jiang Chu, Na Qu, Li Lin, Ying-Yan Fang, Yan Shi, Peng Zeng, Er-Li Cai, Xiao-Ming Wang, Qun Wang, You-Ming Lu, Xin-Wen Zhou, Qi Zhang, Qing Tian
Clinical data have shown women are more susceptible to depression. This study was performed to identify differentially regulated proteins from hippocampus in chronic unpredicted mild stress (CUMS)-exposed male and female young rats. After 7 weeks of CUMS, depressed male (M-D) and female rats (F-D) and unstressed male (M-C) and female controls (F-C) were studied. By proteomics analysis, 74 differential proteins in F-C/M-C, 79 in F-D/M-D, 77 in F-D/F-C, and 32 in M-D/M-C were found. Further, the synapse-related proteins, cytoskeleton protein tau, and stress-related kinases in hippocampus were assayed by Western blotting...
January 7, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063892/an-intraocular-drug-delivery-system-using-targeted-nanocarriers-attenuates-retinal-ganglion-cell-degeneration
#10
Lei Zhao, Guojun Chen, Jun Li, Yingmei Fu, Timur A Mavlyutov, Annie Yao, Robert W Nickells, Shaoqin Gong, Lian-Wang Guo
Glaucoma is a common blinding disease characterized by loss of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). To date, there is no clinically available treatment directly targeting RGCs. We aim to develop an RGC-targeted intraocular drug delivery system using unimolecular micelle nanoparticles (unimNPs) to prevent RGC loss. The unimNPs were formed by single/individual multi-arm star amphiphilic block copolymer poly(amidoamine)-polyvalerolactone-poly(ethylene glycol) (PAMAM-PVL-PEG). While the hydrophobic PAMAM-PVL core can encapsulate hydrophobic drugs, the hydrophilic PEG shell provides excellent water dispersity...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063222/astrocytic-ip3-rs-contribution-to-ca-2-signalling-and-hippocampal-ltp
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Mark William Sherwood, Misa Arizono, Chihiro Hisatsune, Hiroko Bannai, Etsuko Ebisui, John Lawrence Sherwood, Aude Panatier, Stéphane Henri Richard Oliet, Katsuhiko Mikoshiba
Astrocytes regulate hippocampal synaptic plasticity by the Ca(2+) dependent release of the N-methyl d-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) co-agonist d-serine. Previous evidence indicated that d-serine release would be regulated by the intracellular Ca(2+) release channel IP3 receptor (IP3 R), however, genetic deletion of IP3 R2, the putative astrocytic IP3 R subtype, had no impact on synaptic plasticity or transmission. Although IP3 R2 is widely believed to be the only functional IP3 R in astrocytes, three IP3 R subtypes (1, 2, and 3) have been identified in vertebrates...
January 7, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059133/prediction-of-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-glun1-ligand-binding-affinity-by-a-novel-svm-pose-svm-score-combinatorial-ensemble-docking-scheme
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Max K Leong, Ren-Guei Syu, Yi-Lung Ding, Ching-Feng Weng
The glycine-binding site of the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) subunit GluN1 is a potential pharmacological target for neurodegenerative disorders. A novel combinatorial ensemble docking scheme using ligand and protein conformation ensembles and customized support vector machine (SVM)-based models to select the docked pose and to predict the docking score was generated for predicting the NMDAR GluN1-ligand binding affinity. The predicted root mean square deviation (RMSD) values in pose by SVM-Pose models were found to be in good agreement with the observed values (n = 30, r(2) = 0...
January 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057557/anesthetics-inhibit-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase1-2-phosphorylation-via-nmda-receptor-phospholipase-c-and-protein-kinase-c-in-mouse-hippocampal-slices
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Gao Haiying, Han Mingjie, Zhang Lingyu, Wang Qingxiang, Wang Haisong, Zhang Bingxi
BACKGROUND: Extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) has been implicated in learning and memory; however, whether intravenous anesthetics modulate ERK1/2 remains unknown. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of several intravenous anesthetics on the phosphorylation of ERK1/2 in the hippocampus of adult mice. METHODS: Western blotting was used to examine cellular levels of phosphorylated and unphosphorylated ERK1/2 in mouse hippocampus slices, which were incubated with or without anesthetics including propofol, etomidate, ketamine and midazolam, a protein kinase C (PKC) activator or inhibitor, or phospholipase C (PLC) activator or inhibitor...
January 3, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057556/brain-mitochondrial-calcium-transport-origins-of-the-set-point-concept-and-its-application-to-physiology-and-pathology
#14
David G Nicholls
The transport of calcium across the inner mitochondrial membrane plays a key role in neuronal physiology and pathology. The kinetic responses of the uniporter and efflux pathways are such that a cytosolic free calcium 'set-point' can be established - above which there is net calcium accumulation into the matrix that is reversed when plasma membrane transport lowers cytosolic calcium. Pathological activation of N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor mediated sodium and calcium entry into the neuron, as occurs in stroke and spreading depression, places severe demands on both the ATP-generating and calcium loading capacities of the neuronal mitochondria as the set-point is exceeded...
January 2, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057539/effects-of-ibuprofen-on-cognition-and-nmda-receptor-subunit-expression-across-aging
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Alejandra Márquez Loza, Valerie Elias, Carmen P Wong, Emily Ho, Michelle Bermudez, Kathy R Magnusson
Age-related declines in long- and short-term memory show relationships to decreases in N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor expression, which may involve inflammation. This study was designed to determine effects of an anti-inflammatory drug, ibuprofen, on cognitive function and NMDA receptor expression across aging. Male C57BL/6 mice (ages 5, 14, 20, and 26months) were fed ibuprofen (375ppm) in NIH31 diet or diet alone for 6weeks prior to testing. Behavioral testing using the Morris water maze showed that older mice performed significantly worse than younger in spatial long-term memory, reversal, and short-term memory tasks...
January 3, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056870/anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-nmdar-antibody-encephalitis-presents-in-atypical-types-and-coexists-with-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-or-neurosyphilis
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Kaiyu Qin, Wenqing Wu, Yuming Huang, Dongmei Xu, Lei Zhang, Bowen Zheng, Meijuan Jiang, Cheng Kou, Junhua Gao, Wurong Li, Jinglin Zhang, Sumei Wang, Yanfei Luan, Chaoling Yan, Dan Xu, Xinmei Zheng
BACKGROUND: Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis is a clinically heterogeneous disorder characterized by epileptic seizures, psychosis, dyskinesia, consciousness impairments, and autonomic instability. Symptoms are always various. Sometimes it presents in milder or incomplete forms. We report 4 cases of anti-NMDAR encephalitis with incomplete forms, 3 cases of which were accompanied by neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder or neurosyphilis respectively. CASE PRESENTATION: A 33-year-old man presented with dysarthria, movement disorder and occasional seizures...
January 5, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052643/regulation-of-blood-glucose-level-by-kainic-acid-in-mice-involvement-of-glucocorticoid-system-and-non-nmda-receptors
#17
Chea-Ha Kim, Soo-Hyun Park, Yun-Beom Sim, Sung-Su Kim, Jun-Sub Jung, Naveen Sharma, Hong-Won Suh
Kainic acid (KA) is a well-known excitatory neurotoxic substance. In the present study, effects of KA-injected intraperitoneally (i.p.), intracerebroventricularly (i.c.v.) or intrathecally (i.t.) on the blood glucose level were investigated in ICR mice. We found that KA administered intraperitoneally (i.p.), intracerebroventricularly (i.c.v.) or intrathecally (i.t.) increased the blood glucose and corticosterone levels, suggesting that KA-induced hyperglycemia appeared to be due to increased blood corticosterone level...
28, 2017: Chinese Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051338/activity-dependent-sulfhydration-signal-controls-nmdar-dependent-synaptic-plasticity-via-increasing-d-serine-availability
#18
Yuan-Long Li, Pei-Fei Wu, Jian-Guo Chen, Sheng Wang, Qian-Qian Han, Dan Li, Wen Wang, Xin-Lei Guan, Di Li, Li-Hong Long, Jian-Geng Huang, Fang Wang
AIMS: Reactive sulfur species (RSS) including hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and its oxydates have been raised as novel redox signaling molecules. The present study aimed at examining whether endogenous sulfhydration signal are required for long-term potentiation (LTP), a cellular model for memory. RESULTS: Here, we found that increased synaptic activity triggered sulfide generationand protein sulfhydration. Activity-triggered sulfide production was essential for N-methyl-D-aspartate subtype glutamate receptors (NMDARs)-dependent LTP via maintaining the availability of D-serine, a primary co-agonist for synaptic NMDARs...
January 4, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050793/glycine-administration-alters-mapk-signaling-pathways-and-causes-neuronal-damage-in-rat-brain-putative-mechanisms-involved-in-the-neurological-dysfunction-in-nonketotic-hyperglycinemia
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Alana Pimentel Moura, Belisa Parmeggiani, Juciano Gasparotto, Mateus Grings, Gabriela Miranda Fernandez Cardoso, Bianca Seminotti, José Cláudio Fonseca Moreira, Daniel Pens Gelain, Moacir Wajner, Guilhian Leipnitz
High glycine (GLY) levels have been suggested to induce neurotoxic effects in the central nervous system of patients with nonketotic hyperglycinemia (NKH). Since the mechanisms involved in the neuropathophysiology of NKH are not totally established, we evaluated the effect of a single intracerebroventricular administration of GLY on the content of proteins involved in neuronal damage and inflammatory response, as well as on the phosphorylation of the MAPK p38, ERK1/2, and JNK in rat striatum and cerebral cortex...
January 3, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049400/elucidating-treatment-of-alzheimer-s-disease-via-different-receptors
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Badar Ul Islam, Mohd Shahnawaz Khan, Nasimudeen R Jabir, Mohammad Amjad Kamal, Shams Tabrez
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is an irreversible multifaceted neurodegenerative disorder that gradually degrades neuronal cells. Presently, it is the most common reason for the memory loss and dementia in older individuals. It is patho-physiologically described by extracellular amyloid beta (Aβ) deposition, intracellular neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) retention, neuronal decline, and neurotransmitter system derangement. Various receptors such as nicotinic acetylcholine, N-methyl-D-aspartate, insulin, serotonin, adenosine, and histamine are actively involved in the physiological progression of AD...
January 3, 2017: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
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