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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921719/inflammation-alters-ampa-stimulated-calcium-responses-in-dorsal-striatal-d2-but-not-d1-spiny-projection-neurons
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Carissa D Winland, Nora Welsh, Alberto Sepulveda-Rodriguez, Stefano Vicini, Kathleen A Maguire-Zeiss
Neuroinflammation precedes neuronal loss in striatal neurodegenerative diseases and can be exacerbated by the release of proinflammatory molecules by microglia. These molecules can affect trafficking of AMPARs. The preferential trafficking of calcium-permeable versus impermeable AMPARs can result in disruptions of [Ca(2+) ]i and alter cellular functions. In striatal neurodegenerative diseases, changes in [Ca(2+) ]i and L-type voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs) have been reported. Therefore, the present study sought to determine whether a proinflammatory environment alters AMPA-stimulated [Ca(2+) ]i through calcium-permeable AMPARs and/or L-type VGCCs in dopamine-2 and dopamine-1 expressing striatal spiny projection neurons (D2 and D1 SPNs) in the dorsal striatum...
September 16, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919062/progress-and-challenges-in-anti-obesity-pharmacotherapy
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Daniel H Bessesen, Luc F Van Gaal
Obesity is a serious and growing worldwide health challenge. Healthy lifestyle choices are the foundation of obesity treatment. However, weight loss can lead to physiological adaptations that promote weight regain. As a result, lifestyle treatment alone typically produces only modest weight loss that is difficult to sustain. In other metabolic diseases, pharmacotherapy is an accepted adjunct to lifestyle. Several anti-obesity drugs have been approved in the USA, European Union, Australia, and Japan including sympathomimetics, pancreatic lipase inhibitors, GABAA receptor activators, a serotonin 2C receptor agonist, opioid antagonist, dopamine-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists...
September 14, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916137/oxytocin-induces-penile-erection-and-yawning-when-injected-into-the-bed-nucleus-of-the-stria-terminalis-involvement-of-glutamic-acid-dopamine-and-nitric-oxide
#3
Fabrizio Sanna, Jessica Bratzu, Antonio Argiolas, Maria Rosaria Melis
Oxytocin (5-100ng), but not Arg(8)-vasopressin (100ng), injected unilaterally into the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST) induces penile erection and yawning in a dose-dependent manner in male rats. The minimal effective dose was 20ng for penile erection and 5ng for yawning. Oxytocin responses were abolished not only by the oxytocin receptor antagonist d(CH2)5Tyr(Me)(2)-Orn(8)-vasotocin (1μg), but also by (+) MK-801 (1μg), an excitatory amino acid receptor antagonist of the N-methyl-d-aspartic acid (NMDA) subtype, SCH 23390 (1μg), a D1 receptor antagonist, but not haloperidol (1μg), a D2 receptor antagonist, and SMTC (40μg), an inhibitor of neuronal nitric oxide synthase, injected into the BNST 15min before oxytocin...
September 12, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912087/endocannabinoid-mechanism-in-amphetamine-type-stimulant-use-disorders-a-short-review
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Hang Su, Min Zhao
Recent evidence shows that the endocannabinoid system is involved in amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) use disorders. To elucidate the role of the endocannabinoid system in ATS addiction, we reviewed results of studies using cannabinoid receptor agonists, antagonists as well as knockout model. The endocannabinoid system seems to play a role in reinstatement and relapse of ATS addiction and ATS-induced psychiatric symptoms. The molecular mechanisms of this system remains unclear, the association with dopamine system in nucleus accumbens is most likely involved...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901722/%C3%AE-6-subunit-containing-nicotinic-receptors-mediate-low-dose-ethanol-effects-on-ventral-tegmental-area-neurons-and-ethanol-reward
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Scott C Steffensen, Samuel I Shin, Ashley C Nelson, Stephanie S Pistorius, Stephanie B Williams, Taylor J Woodward, Hyun Jung Park, Lindsey Friend, Ming Gao, Fenfei Gao, Devin H Taylor, M Foster Olive, Jeffrey G Edwards, Sterling N Sudweeks, Lori M Buhlman, J Michael McIntosh, Jie Wu
Dopamine (DA) neuron excitability is regulated by inhibitory GABAergic synaptic transmission and modulated by nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs). The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of α6 subunit-containing nAChRs (α6*-nAChRs) in acute ethanol effects on ventral tegmental area (VTA) GABA and DA neurons. α6*-nAChRs were visualized on GABA terminals on VTA GABA neurons, and α6*-nAChR transcripts were expressed in most DA neurons, but only a minority of VTA GABA neurons from GAD67 GFP mice...
September 13, 2017: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895569/the-effects-of-the-monoamine-stabilizer-osu6162-on-binge-like-eating-and-cue-controlled-food-seeking-behavior-in-rats
#6
K Feltmann, C Giuliano, B J Everitt, P Steensland, J Alsiö
Binge eating disorder (BED) is characterized by recurring episodes of excessive consumption of palatable food and an increased sensitivity to food cues. Patients with BED display an addiction-like symptomatology and the dopamine system might be a potential treatment target. The clinically safe monoamine stabilizer (-)-OSU6162 (OSU6162) restores dopaminergic dysfunction in long-term alcohol drinking rats and shows promise as a novel treatment for alcohol use disorder. Here, the effects of OSU6162 on consummatory (binge-like eating) and appetitive (cue-controlled seeking) behavior motivated by chocolate-flavored sucrose pellets were evaluated in non-food-restricted male Lister Hooded rats...
September 12, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894370/reversible-global-aphasia-as-a-side-effect-of-quetiapine-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#7
Ching-Fang Chien, Poyin Huang, Sun-Wung Hsieh
Quetiapine is an atypical antipsychotic agent which is also prescribed for delirium due to its anti-dopaminergic effects; aphasia is an unusual side effect associated with the drug. Here, we report the case of an 83-year-old woman who was prescribed quetiapine (50 mg per day) for delirium. Unexpected, global aphasia occurred 3 days after treatment began. Complete recovery occurred following discontinuation of the drug. A brain computed tomography scan excluded intracranial hemorrhage and the laboratory results confirmed that no exacerbation of infection or electrolyte imbalances were present...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893593/monoaminergic-neurotransmission-is-mediating-the-antidepressant-like-effects-of-passiflora-edulis-sims-fo-edulis
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Adriana S F S J Ayres, Wilton B Santos, Décio D Junqueira-Ayres, Geison M Costa, Freddy A Ramos, Leonardo Castellanos, Jovelina S F Alves, Laila Asth, Iris U de Medeiros, Silvana M Zucolotto, Elaine C Gavioli
The genus Passiflora is popularly used to treat anxiety. Recent studies showed antidepressant-like effects of two varieties of P. edulis (edulis and flavicarpa) in mice. However, the mechanisms of antidepressant actions are still unknown. Here, the effects of P. edulis fo. edulis aqueous extract (AE, 100-300mg/kg, po), and ethyl acetate (AcOEt, 25-50mg/kg, po), butanol (BuOH, 25-50mg/kg, po) and residual aqueous (25-100mg/kg, po) fractions were investigated in the mouse forced swimming test. In addition, the involvement of monoamines in the P...
September 8, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888944/the-novel-dopamine-d3-receptor-antagonists-partial-agonists-cab2-015-and-bak4-54-inhibit-oxycodone-taking-and-oxycodone-seeking-behavior-in-rats
#9
Zhi-Bing You, Jun-Tao Gao, Guo-Hua Bi, Yi He, Comfort Boateng, Jianjing Cao, Eliot L Gardner, Amy Hauck Newman, Zheng-Xiong Xi
The use of prescription opioid analgesics, particularly oxycodone, has dramatically increased, and parallels escalated opioid abuse and drug-related deaths worldwide. Understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the development of opioid dependence and expanding treatment options to counter prescription opioid abuse has become a critical public health matter. In the present study, we first evaluated the reinforcing effects of oxycodone in a rat model of self-administration and then explored the potential utility of two novel high affinity dopamine D3 receptor (D3R) antagonists/partial agonists, CAB2-015 and BAK4-54, for treatment of prescription opioid abuse and dependence...
September 6, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887183/electrical-stimulation-of-the-hippocampal-fimbria-facilitates-neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase-activity-in-the-medial-shell-of-the-rat-nucleus-accumbens-modulation-by-dopamine-d1-and-d2-receptor-activation
#10
Kristina E Hoque, Shannon R Blume, Stephen Sammut, Anthony R West
The medial shell region of the nucleus accumbens (msNAc) is a key center for the regulation of goal-directed behavior and is likely to be dysfunctional in neuropsychiatric disorders such as addiction, depression and schizophrenia. Nitric oxide (NO)-producing interneurons in the msNAc are potently modulated by dopamine (DA) and may play an important role in synaptic integration in msNAc networks. In this study, neuronal NO synthase (nNOS) activity was measured in anesthetized rats using amperometric microsensors implanted into the msNAc or via histochemical techniques...
September 5, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882765/multivariate-pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-pkpd-analysis-with-metabolomics-shows-multiple-effects-of-remoxipride-in-rats
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W J van den Brink, J Elassaiss-Schaap, B Gonzalez-Amoros, A C Harms, P H van der Graaf, T Hankemeier, E C M de Lange
The study of central nervous system (CNS) pharmacology is limited by a lack of drug effect biomarkers. Pharmacometabolomics is a promising new tool to identify multiple molecular responses upon drug treatment. However, the pharmacodynamics is typically not evaluated in metabolomics studies, although being important properties of biomarkers. In this study we integrated pharmacometabolomics with pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PKPD) modeling to identify and quantify the multiple endogenous metabolite dose-response relations for the dopamine D2 antagonist remoxipride...
September 4, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880414/levodopa-treatment-and-dendritic-spine-pathology
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REVIEW
Haruo Nishijima, Tatsuya Ueno, Yukihisa Funamizu, Shinya Ueno, Masahiko Tomiyama
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder associated with the progressive loss of nigrostriatal dopaminergic neurons. Levodopa is the most effective treatment for the motor symptoms of PD. However, chronic oral levodopa treatment can lead to various motor and nonmotor complications because of nonphysiological pulsatile dopaminergic stimulation in the brain. Examinations of autopsy cases with PD have revealed a decreased number of dendritic spines of striatal neurons. Animal models of PD have revealed altered density and morphology of dendritic spines of neurons in various brain regions after dopaminergic denervation or dopaminergic denervation plus levodopa treatment, indicating altered synaptic transmission...
September 7, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874765/identification-of-neuromedin-u-precursor-related-peptide-and-its-possible-role-in-the-regulation-of-prolactin-release
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Kenji Mori, Takanori Ida, Mami Fudetani, Miwa Mori, Hiroyuki Kaiya, Jun Hino, Keiko Nakahara, Noboru Murakami, Mikiya Miyazato, Kenji Kangawa
The discovery of neuropeptides provides insights into the regulation of physiological processes. The precursor for the neuropeptide neuromedin U contains multiple consensus sequences for proteolytic processing, suggesting that this precursor might generate additional peptides. We performed immunoaffinity chromatography of rat brain extracts and consequently identified such a product, which we designated neuromedin U precursor-related peptide (NURP). In rat brain, NURP was present as two mature peptides of 33 and 36 residues...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870629/microinjection-of-the-dopamine-d2-receptor-antagonist-raclopride-into-the-medial-preoptic-area-reduces-rem-sleep-in-lactating-rats
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Luciana Benedetto, Mayda Rivas, Matias Cavelli, Florencia Peña, Jaime Monti, Annabel Ferreira, Pablo Torterolo
The medial preoptic area (mPOA) is a brain structure classically related to both non-REM (NREM) sleep and maternal behavior. Although the dopaminergic system is known to play a role in the control of the states of sleep and wakefulness, its effects within the mPOA on sleep are still not clear. Microinjection of the dopamine D2 receptor antagonist Raclopride into the mPOA has been shown to promote nursing postures in lactating dams with no effects on active maternal behavior. We hypothesized that the facilitation of nursing postures may be also associated with the promotion of NREM sleep...
September 1, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867550/neurotransmitter-switching-regulated-by-mirnas-controls-changes-in-social-preference
#15
Davide Dulcis, Giordano Lippi, Christiana J Stark, Long H Do, Darwin K Berg, Nicholas C Spitzer
Changes in social preference of amphibian larvae result from sustained exposure to kinship odorants. To understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms of this neuroplasticity, we investigated the effects of olfactory system activation on neurotransmitter (NT) expression in accessory olfactory bulb (AOB) interneurons during development. We show that protracted exposure to kin or non-kin odorants changes the number of dopamine (DA)- or gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA)-expressing neurons, with corresponding changes in attraction/aversion behavior...
September 13, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864281/interaction-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-val66met-genotype-and-history-of-stress-in-regulation-of-prepulse-inhibition-in-mice
#16
Maarten van den Buuse, John Juan Wen Lee, Emily J Jaehne
The Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) Val66Met polymorphism results in reduced activity-dependent BDNF release and has been implicated in schizophrenia. However, effects of the polymorphism on functional dopaminergic and N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor-associated activity remain unclear. We used prepulse inhibition, a measure of sensorimotor gating which is disrupted in schizophrenia, and assessed the effects of acute treatment with the dopamine receptor agonist, apomorphine (APO), and the NMDA receptor antagonist, MK-801...
August 29, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861501/palmitoylethanolamide-modulates-gpr55-receptor-signaling-in-the-ventral-hippocampus-to-regulate-mesolimbic-dopamine-activity-social-interaction-and-memory-processing
#17
Cecilia Kramar, Michael Loureiro, Justine Renard, Steven R Laviolette
Introduction: The GPR55 receptor has been identified as an atypical cannabinoid receptor and is implicated in various physiological processes. However, its functional role in the central nervous system is not currently understood. The presence of GPR55 receptor in neural regions such as the ventral hippocampus (vHipp), which is critical for cognition, recognition memory, and affective processing, led us to hypothesize that intra-vHipp GPR55 transmission may modulate mesolimbic activity states and related behavioral phenomena...
2017: Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857746/purinergic-regulation-of-brain-catecholamine-neurotransmission-in-vivo-electrophysiology-and-microdialysis-study-in-rats
#18
Eliyahu Dremencov, Lubica Lacinova, Gunnar Flik, Joost Ha Folgering, Thomas Ifh Cremers, Ben Hc Westerink
It was previously reported that adenosine-2A (A2A) receptors interact with dopamine-2 (D2) receptors on a molecular level. The aim of the current study was to investigate the functional output of this interaction. In vivo microdialysis was used to assess the effects of an antagonist of A2A receptors, ZM 241385, and an antagonist of D2 receptors haloperidol, either alone or in combination, on brain catecholamine levels. It was found that ZM 241385 did not alter catecholamine levels by its own, but potentiated haloperidol-induced dopamine and norepinephrine release in the nucleus accumbens and prefrontal cortex, respectively...
August 31, 2017: General Physiology and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855875/therapeutic-potential-of-selectively-targeting-the-%C3%AE-2c-adrenoceptor-in-cognition-depression-and-schizophrenia-new-developments-and-future-perspective
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REVIEW
Madeleine Monique Uys, Mohammed Shahid, Brian Herbert Harvey
α2A- and α2C-adrenoceptors (ARs) are the primary α2-AR subtypes involved in central nervous system (CNS) function. These receptors are implicated in the pathophysiology of psychiatric illness, particularly those associated with affective, psychotic, and cognitive symptoms. Indeed, non-selective α2-AR blockade is proposed to contribute toward antidepressant (e.g., mirtazapine) and atypical antipsychotic (e.g., clozapine) drug action. Both α2C- and α2A-AR share autoreceptor functions to exert negative feedback control on noradrenaline (NA) release, with α2C-AR heteroreceptors regulating non-noradrenergic transmission (e...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853295/annals-express-influence-of-cytochrome-p450-genotype-on-the-plasma-disposition-of-prochlorperazine-metabolites-and-their-relationships-with-clinical-responses-in-cancer-patients
#20
Masaki Tashiro, Takafumi Naito, Yoshiyuki Kagawa, Junichi Kawakami
BACKGROUND: Oral prochlorperazine, a dopamine D2 receptor antagonist, is largely metabolized to sulfoxide, 7-hydroxylate, and N-desmethylate by cytochrome P450s (CYPs). This study evaluated the influence of CYP genotype on the plasma dispositions of prochlorperazine and its metabolites and their relationships with antiemetic efficacy and prolactin elevation in cancer patients. METHODS: Forty-eight cancer patients treated with oral prochlorperazine were enrolled...
January 1, 2017: Annals of Clinical Biochemistry
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