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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776015/delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-potentiates-fear-memory-salience-through-functional-modulation-of-mesolimbic-dopaminergic-activity-states
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Aurelie Fitoussi, Jordan Zunder, Huibing Tan, Steven R Laviolette
Chronic or acute exposure to delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive compound in cannabis, has been associated with numerous neuropsychiatric side-effects, including dysregulation of emotional processing and associative memory formation. Clinical and pre-clinical evidence suggests that the effects of THC are due to the ability to modulate mesolimbic dopamine (DA) activity states in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) and ventral tegmental area (VTA). Nevertheless, the mechanisms by which THC modulates mesolimbic DA function and emotional processing are not well understood...
May 18, 2018: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775777/antidepressant-potential-of-novel-flavonoids-derivatives-from-sweet-violet-viola-odorata-l-pharmacological-biochemical-and-computational-evidences-for-possible-involvement-of-serotonergic-mechanism
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Nasiara Karim, Imran Khan, Abeer Abdelhalim, Ajmal Khan, Sobia Ahsan Halim
Plant-derived natural constituents are of great interest in modern drug discovery due to their natural diversity. Viola odorata L has been traditionally used for the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. The present study was undertaken to isolate phytoconstituents including three flavonoids 5,7-Dihydroxy-3,6-dimethoxyflavone[1] 5,7,4'-trihydroxy-3',5'dimethoxyflavone [2] and 5,7,4'-trihydroxy-3'-methoxyflavone [3] from the whole plant of Viola odorata L and to investigate the antidepressant-like effects of these compounds and their possible mechanism of action using antagonists of the serotonergic, dopaminergic and adrenergic system...
May 15, 2018: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775630/the-basolateral-amygdala-dopaminergic-system-contributes-to-the-improving-effect-of-nicotine-on-stress-induced-memory-impairment-in-rats
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Elnaz Keshavarzian, Zahra Ghasemzadeh, Ameneh Rezayof
Stress seems to be an important risk factor in the beginning and continuing stages of cigarette tobacco smoking in humans. Considering that both of nicotine administration and stress exposure affect cognitive functions including memory formation, the aim of the present study was 1) to evaluate the effect of subcutaneous (s.c.) administration of nicotine on memory formation under stress and 2) to assess the possible role of the basolateral amygdala (BLA) dopamine D1 and D2 receptors in the effect of nicotine on stress-induced memory retrieval impairment...
May 15, 2018: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774058/the-role-of-dopaminergic-immune-cell-signalling-in-poststroke-inflammation
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REVIEW
Daniela Talhada, Monika Rabenstein, Karsten Ruscher
Upon ischaemic stroke, brain-resident and peripheral immune cells accumulate in the central nervous system (CNS). Interestingly, these cells express pattern specific to neurotransmitter receptors and, therefore, seem to be susceptible to neurotransmitter stimulation, potentially modulating their properties and functions. One of the principal neurotransmitters in the CNS, dopamine, is involved in the regulation of processes of brain development, motor control and higher brain functions. It is constantly released in the brain and there is experimental and clinical evidence that dopaminergic signalling is involved in recovery of lost neurological function after stroke...
2018: Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773910/the-l-type-calcium-channel-blocker-isradipine-attenuates-cue-induced-cocaine-seeking-by-enhancing-dopaminergic-activity-in-the-ventral-tegmental-area-to-nucleus-accumbens-pathway
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Nii A Addy, Eric J Nunes, Shannon M Hughley, Keri M Small, Sarah J Baracz, Joshua L Haight, Anjali M Rajadhyaksha
Previous preclinical and clinical investigations have focused on the L-type calcium channel (LTCC) as a potential therapeutic target for substance abuse. While some clinical studies have examined the ability of LTCC blockers to alter cocaine's subjective effects, very few LTCC studies have examined cocaine relapse. Here, we examined whether ventral tegmental area (VTA)-specific or systemic administration of the LTCC inhibitor, isradipine, altered cocaine-seeking behavior in a rat model. Male Sprague-Dawley rats first received 10 days of cocaine self-administration training (2 h sessions), where active lever depression resulted in delivery of a ∼0...
May 3, 2018: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772497/the-role-of-the-vasopressin-system-and-dopamine-d1-receptors-in-the-effects-of-social-housing-condition-on-morphine-reward
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M L Shawn Bates, Rebeca S Hofford, Michael A Emery, Paul J Wellman, Shoshana Eitan
BACKGROUND: The association with opioid-abusing individuals or even the perception of opioid abuse by peers are risk factors for the initiation and escalation of abuse. Similarly, we demonstrated that morphine-treated animals housed with only morphine-treated animals (referred to as morphine only) acquire morphine conditioned place-preference (CPP) more readily than morphine-treated animals housed with drug-naïve animals (referred to as morphine cage-mates). However, the molecular mechanisms underlying these effects are still elusive...
April 22, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770746/-express-chronic-inflammatory-pain-decreases-the-glutamate-vesicles-in-presynaptic-terminals-of-the-nucleus-accumbens
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Chuchu Qi, Baolin Guo, Keke Ren, Han Yao, Mengmeng Wang, Tangna Sun, Guohong Cai, Haiying Liu, Rui Li, Ceng Luo, Wenting Wang, Sheng-Xi Wu
Reward system has been proved to be important to nociceptive behavior, and the nucleus accumbens (NAc) is a key node in reward circuitry. It has been further revealed that dopamine system modulates the NAc to influence the pain sensation, whereas the role of glutamatergic projection in the NAc in the modulation of chronic pain is still elusive. In this study, we used a Complete Freund adjuvant (CFA) -induced chronic inflammatory pain model to explore the changes of the glutamatergic terminals in the NAc, and we found that following the chronic inflammation, the protein level of vesicular glutamate transporters1 (VGLUT1) was significant decreased in the NAc...
January 1, 2018: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767374/the-effect-of-ca1-dopaminergic-system-on-amnesia-induced-by-harmane-in-mice
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Mohammad Nasehi, Simin Hasanvand, Fatemeh Khakpai, Mohammad-Reza Zarrindast
In the present study, the effects of bilateral injections of dopaminergic drugs into the hippocampal CA1 regions (intra-CA1) on harmane-induced amnesia were examined in mice. We used a single-trial step-down inhibitory avoidance task for the assessment of memory acquisition in adult male mice. Our data indicated that pre-training intra-peritoneal (i.p.) administration of harmane (12 mg/kg) impaired memory acquisition. Moreover, intra-CA1 administration of dopamine D1 receptor agonist, SKF38393 (0.25 µg/mouse), dopamine D1 receptor antagonist, SCH23390 (0...
May 16, 2018: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760667/a-drd2-annk1-comt-interaction-consisting-of-functional-variants-confers-risk-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-in-traumatized-chinese
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Kunlin Zhang, Li Wang, Chengqi Cao, Gen Li, Ruojiao Fang, Ping Liu, Shu Luo, Xiangyang Zhang, Israel Liberzon
Objective: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a trauma- and stress-related psychiatric syndrome that occurs after exposure to extraordinary stressors. The neurotransmitter dopamine (DA) plays important roles in neurobiological processes like reward and stress, and a link between PTSD and the dopaminergic system has been reported. Thus, the investigation of an association between PTSD and gene-gene interaction (epistasis) within dopaminergic genes could uncover the genetic basis of dopamine-related PTSD symptomatology and contribute to precision medicine...
2018: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753795/non-anesthetic-effects-of-ketamine-a-review-article-authors-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2
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REVIEW
Jabril Eldufani, Alireza Nekoui, Gilbert Blaise
Ketamine is considered a dissociative anesthetic medication, and it is a commonly administered by a parenteral route. It works mainly by blocking the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor. It inhibits the voltage-gated Na_ and K_ channels and serotonin and dopamine re-uptake; also, it affects specific receptors, such as α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4- isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA), kainate and aminobutyric acid A receptors. Ketamine appears to have particular mechanisms that are potentially involved during analgesic induction, including enhancing of descending inhibition and anti-inflammatory effects...
May 10, 2018: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747224/balance-of-go1%C3%AE-and-go2%C3%AE-expression-regulates-motor-function-via-the-striatal-dopaminergic-system
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J Baron, A Bilbao, H Hörtnagl, L Birnbaumer, S Leixner, R Spanagel, G Ahnert-Hilger, I Brunk
The heterotrimeric G-protein Go with its splice variants, Go1α and Go2α, seems to be involved in the regulation of motor function but isoform specific effects are still unclear. We found that Go1α-/- knockouts performed worse on the rota-rod than Go2α-/- and wild type (WT) mice. In Go1+2α-/- mice motor function was partially recovered. Furthermore, Go1+2α-/- mice showed an increased spontaneous motor activity. Compared to wild types or Go2α-/- mice, Go1+2α-/- mice developed increased behavioural sensitization following repetitive cocaine treatment, but failed to develop conditioned place preference...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743514/transcriptomic-integration-of-d-4-r-and-mor-signaling-in-the-rat-caudate-putamen
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Alejandra Valderrama-Carvajal, Haritz Irizar, Belén Gago, Haritz Jiménez-Urbieta, Kjell Fuxe, María C Rodríguez-Oroz, David Otaegui, Alicia Rivera
Morphine binding to opioid receptors, mainly to μ opioid receptor (MOR), induces alterations in intracellular pathways essential to the initial development of addiction. The activation of the dopamine D4 receptor (D4 R), which is expressed in the caudate putamen (CPu), mainly counteracts morphine-induced alterations in several molecular networks. These involve transcription factors, adaptive changes of MOR signaling, activation of the nigrostriatal dopamine pathway and behavioural effects, underlining functional D4 R/MOR interactions...
May 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742478/autoimmune-phenotypes-in-schizophrenia-reveal-novel-treatment-targets
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REVIEW
Emily G Severance, Faith B Dickerson, Robert H Yolken
Typical and atypical antipsychotics are the first-line treatments for schizophrenia, but these classes of drugs are not universally effective, and they can have serious side effects that impact compliance. Antipsychotic drugs generally target the dopamine pathways with some variation. As research of schizophrenia pathophysiology has shifted away from a strictly dopamine-centric focus, the development of new pharmacotherapies has waned. A field of inquiry with centuries-old roots is gaining traction in psychiatric research circles and may represent a new frontier for drug discovery in schizophrenia...
May 6, 2018: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723641/contributions-of-dopaminergic-and-non-dopaminergic-neurons-to-vta-stimulation-induced-neurovascular-responses-in-brain-reward-circuits
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Marta Brocka, Cornelia Helbing, Daniel Vincenz, Thomas Scherf, Dirk Montag, Jürgen Goldschmidt, Frank Angenstein, Michael Lippert
Mapping the activity of the human mesolimbic dopamine system by BOLD-fMRI is a tempting approach to non-invasively study the action of the brain reward system during different experimental conditions. However, the contribution of dopamine release to the BOLD signal is disputed. To assign the actual contribution of dopaminergic and non-dopaminergic VTA neurons to the formation of BOLD responses in target regions of the mesolimbic system, we used two optogenetic approaches in rats. We either activated VTA dopaminergic neurons selectively, or dopaminergic and mainly glutamatergic projecting neurons together...
April 30, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721507/cytogenomic-integrative-network-analysis-of-the-critical-region-associated-with-wolf-hirschhorn-syndrome
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Thiago Corrêa, Rafaella Mergener, Júlio César Loguercio Leite, Marcial Francis Galera, Lilia Maria de Azevedo Moreira, José Eduardo Vargas, Mariluce Riegel
Deletions in the 4p16.3 region are associated with Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome (WHS), a contiguous gene deletion syndrome involving variable size deletions. In this study, we perform a cytogenomic integrative analysis combining classical cytogenetic methods, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA), and systems biology strategies, to establish the cytogenomic profile involving the 4p16.3 critical region and suggest WHS-related intracellular cell signaling cascades. The cytogenetic and clinical patient profiles were evaluated...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720962/sex-differences-in-medium-spiny-neuron-excitability-and-glutamatergic-synaptic-input-heterogeneity-across-striatal-regions-and-evidence-for-estradiol-dependent-sexual-differentiation
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REVIEW
Jinyan Cao, Jaime A Willett, David M Dorris, John Meitzen
Steroid sex hormones and biological sex influence how the brain regulates motivated behavior, reward, and sensorimotor function in both normal and pathological contexts. Investigations into the underlying neural mechanisms have targeted the striatal brain regions, including the caudate-putamen, nucleus accumbens core (AcbC), and shell. These brain regions are of particular interest to neuroendocrinologists given that they express membrane-associated but not nuclear estrogen receptors, and also the well-established role of the sex steroid hormone 17β-estradiol (estradiol) in modulating striatal dopamine systems...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706863/is-there-evidence-for-a-rostral-caudal-gradient-in-fronto-striatal-loops-and-what-role-does-dopamine-play
#17
REVIEW
David A Vogelsang, Mark D'Esposito
Research has shown that the lateral prefrontal cortex (LPFC) may be hierarchically organized along a rostral-caudal functional gradient such that control processing becomes progressively more abstract from caudal to rostral frontal regions. Here, we briefly review the most recent functional MRI, neuropsychological, and electrophysiological evidence in support of a hierarchical LPFC organization. We extend these observations by discussing how such a rostral-caudal gradient may also exist in the striatum and how the dopaminergic system may play an important role in the hierarchical organization of fronto-striatal loops...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705534/increasing-kynurenine-brain-levels-reduces-ethanol-consumption-in-mice-by-inhibiting-dopamine-release-in-nucleus-accumbens
#18
Pablo Giménez-Gómez, Mercedes Pérez-Hernández, María Dolores Gutiérrez-López, Rebeca Vidal, Cristina Abuin-Martínez, Esther O'Shea, María Isabel Colado
Recent research suggests that ethanol (EtOH) consumption behaviour can be regulated by modifying the kynurenine (KYN) pathway, although the mechanisms involved have not yet been well elucidated. To further explore the implication of the kynurenine pathway in EtOH consumption we inhibited kynurenine 3-monooxygenase (KMO) activity with Ro 61-8048 (100 mg/kg, i.p.), which shifts the KYN metabolic pathway towards kynurenic acid (KYNA) production. KMO inhibition decreases voluntary binge EtOH consumption and EtOH preference in mice subjected to "drinking in the dark" (DID) and "two-bottle choice" paradigms, respectively...
April 18, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704613/regional-brain-volume-changes-following-chronic-antipsychotic-administration-are-mediated-by-the-dopamine-d2-receptor
#19
Elisa Guma, Jill Rocchetti, Gabriel A Devenyi, Arnaud Tanti, Axel Mathieu, Jason P Lerch, Guillaume Elgbeili, Blandine Courcot, Naguib Mechawar, M Mallar Chakravarty, Bruno Giros
BACKGROUND: Neuroanatomical alterations are well established in patients suffering from schizophrenia, however the extent to which these changes are attributable to illness, antipsychotic drugs (APDs), or their interaction is unclear. APDs have been extremely effective for treatment of positive symptoms in major psychotic disorders. Their therapeutic effects are mediated, in part, through blockade of D2-like dopamine (DA) receptors, i.e. the D2, D3 and D4 dopamine receptors. Furthermore, the dependency of neuroanatomical change on DA system function and D2-like receptors has yet to be explored...
April 25, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702500/future-pharmacological-therapy-in-hypertension
#20
Merrill H Stewart, Carl J Lavie, Hector O Ventura
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hypertension (HTN) is a widespread and growing disease, with medication intolerance and side-effect present among many. To address these obstacles novel pharmacotherapy is an active area of drug development. This review seeks to explore future drug therapy for HTN in the preclinical and clinical arenas. RECENT FINDINGS: The future of pharmacological therapy in HTN consists of revisiting old pathways to find new targets and exploring wholly new approaches to provide additional avenues of treatment...
April 26, 2018: Current Opinion in Cardiology
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