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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332255/profiling-attention-and-cognition-enhancing-drugs-in-a-rat-touchscreen-based-continuous-performance-test
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Zhiyong Ding, Jordan W Brown, Lynne E Rueter, Eric G Mohler
RATIONALE: A novel rodent continuous performance test (CPT) was developed as one of the goals of the NEWMEDS (Novel Methods leading to New Medications in Depression and Schizophrenia) consortium to improve its translatability to the CPT test used in human subjects. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study is to investigate the effects of attention and cognition enhancing drugs in rodent CPT. METHODS: A single cohort of rats were trained to asymptotic performance in the test...
January 13, 2018: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331800/nucleus-accumbens-mu-opioid-receptors-regulate-context-specific-social-preferences-in-the-juvenile-rat
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Caroline J W Smith, Kevin B Wilkins, Sara Li, Maxwell T Tulimieri, Alexa H Veenema
The μ opioid receptor (MOR) in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) is involved in assigning pleasurable, or hedonic value to rewarding stimuli. Importantly, the hedonic value of a given rewarding stimulus likely depends on an individual's current motivational state. Here, we examined the involvement of MORs in the motivation to interact with a novel or a familiar (cage mate) conspecific in juvenile rats. First, we demonstrated that the selective MOR antagonist CTAP administered into the NAc reduces social novelty preference of juvenile males, by decreasing the interaction time with the novel conspecific and increasing the interaction time with the cage mate...
December 30, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330386/on-the-detection-of-cerebral-metabolic-depression-in-experimental-traumatic-brain-injury-using-chemical-exchange-saturation-transfer-cest-weighted-mri
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Tsang-Wei Tu, Wael G Ibrahim, Neekita Jikaria, Jeeva P Munasinghe, Jaclyn A Witko, Dima A Hammoud, Joseph A Frank
Metabolic abnormalities are commonly observed in traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients exhibiting long-term neurological deficits. This study investigated the feasibility and reproducibility of using chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) MRI to detect cerebral metabolic depression in experimental TBI. Phantom and in vivo CEST experiments were conducted at 9.4 Tesla to optimize the selective saturation for enhancing the endogenous contrast-weighting of the proton exchanges over the range of glucose proton chemical shifts (glucoCEST) in the resting rat brain...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329879/mir-134-modulates-chronic-stress-induced-structural-plasticity-and-depression-like-behaviors-via-downregulation-of-limk1-cofilin-signaling-in-rats
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Cuiqin Fan, Xiuzhi Zhu, Qiqi Song, Peng Wang, Zhuxi Liu, Shu Yan Yu
Increasing evidence has suggested that depression is a neuropsychiatric condition associated with neuroplasticity within specific brain regions. However, the mechanisms by which neuroplasticity exerts its effects in depression remain largely uncharacterized. In the present study we show that chronic stress effectively induces depression-like behaviors in rats, an effect which was associated with structural changes in dendritic spines and synapse abnormalities within neurons of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC)...
January 9, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329057/chronic-corticosterone-induced-depression-mediates-premature-aging-in-rats
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Xiaoxian Xie, Qichen Shen, Lingyan Ma, Yangyang Chen, Binggong Zhao, Zhengwei Fu
BACKGROUND: Stress hormones such as corticosterone (CORT) play an essential role in the development of depression. Chronic CORT administration has been shown to induce dysfunction in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis leading to depression, which was in turn associated with accelerated aging. However, the effect of CORT administration on aging remains unclear. METHODS: Rats were acclimatized for 1 week and then injected daily with CORT (40mg/kg) or vehicle (n = 10 each) for 21 consecutive days...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326893/treadmill-exercise-ameliorates-social-isolation-induced-depression-through-neuronal-generation-in-rat-pups
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Jung-Wan Cho, Sun-Young Jung, Sang-Won Lee, Sam-Jun Lee, Tae-Beom Seo, Young-Pyo Kim, Dae-Young Kim
Social isolation is known to induce emotional and behavioral changes in animals and humans. The effect of treadmill exercise on depression was investigated using social isolated rat pups. The rat pups in the social isolation groups were housed individually. The rat pups in the exercise groups were forced to run on treadmill for 30 min once a day from postnatal day 21 to postnatal day 34. In order to evaluate depression state of rat pups, forced swimming test was performed. Newly generated cells in the hippocampal dentate gyrus were determined by 5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine (BrdU) immunohistochemistry...
December 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326058/sleep-architecture-is-altered-in-the-reserpine-induced-fibromyalgia-model-in-ovariectomized-rats
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Alberto Hernandez-Leon, Alonso Fernández-Guasti, Adrián Martínez, Francisco Pellicer, María Eva González-Trujano
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a musculoskeletal chronic pain syndrome with various concomitant symptoms like sleep disorders. FM patients are mainly women and menopause might play an important role in the altered processing of somatosensory information. Adverse effects and moderated efficacy of drugs promote treatment discontinuation by patients. Animal models of FM report pain and depression-like behaviors, but none of them have explored sleep disturbance as possible marker in the preclinic diagnostic. The aim of this study was to investigate alterations of the sleep architecture in the reserpine (RES)-induced FM model in ovarectomized (OVX) rats...
January 8, 2018: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325855/gating-of-long-term-potentiation-ltp-in-the-thalamocortical-auditory-system-of-rats-by-serotonergic-5-ht-receptors
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Karen K Y Lee, Chloe N Soutar, Hans C Dringenberg
The neuromodulator serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) plays an important role in controlling the induction threshold and maintenance of long-term potentiation (LTP) in the visual cortex and hippocampus of rodents. Serotonergic fibers also innervate the rodent primary auditory cortex (A1), but the regulation of A1 plasticity by 5-HT receptors (5-HTRs) is largely uncharted. Thus, we examined the role of several, predominant 5-HT receptor classes (5-HT1ARs, 5-HT2Rs, and 5-HT3Rs) in gating in vivo LTP induction at A1 synapses of adult, urethane-anesthetized rats...
January 8, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325311/-effects-of-trimetazidine-a-myocardial-metabolism-agent-on-regulating-5-hydroxytrytamine-system-of-rats-with-myocardial-infarction-and-or-depression
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Objective: 5-Hydroxytrytamine (5-HT) system was reported to be associated with myocardial infarction (MI) and depression. The aim of the present study was to study the effect of trimetazidine on 5-HT in MI and/or depression rats. Methods: Ninety rats were divided into three groups: trimetazidine, sertraline and saline groups (n=30 in each group), and pretreated with trimetazidine, sertarline, or saline, respectively, by gavage once a day for 4 weeks. Thereafter, each group was further divided into three subgroups: MI subgroup, depression subgroup, and MI+ depression subgroup...
January 1, 2018: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324369/early-life-social-stress-and-resting-state-functional-connectivity-in-postpartum-rat-anterior-cingulate-circuits
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Benjamin C Nephew, Marcelo Febo, Wei Huang, Luis M Colon-Perez, Laurellee Payne, Guillaume L Poirier, Owen Greene, Jean A King
INTRODUCTION: Continued development and refinement of resting state functional connectivity (RSFC) fMRI techniques in both animal and clinical studies has enhanced our comprehension of the adverse effects of stress on psychiatric health. The objective of the current study was to assess both maternal behavior and resting state functional connectivity (RSFC) changes in these animals when they were dams caring for their own young. It was hypothesized that ECSS exposed dams would express depressed maternal care and exhibit similar (same networks), yet different specific changes in RSFC (different individual nuclei) than reported when they were adult females...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323042/mitochondrial-protective-and-anti-apoptotic-effects-of-rhodiola-crenulata-extract-on-hippocampal-neurons-in-a-rat-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Jun-Mei Wang, Ze-Qiang Qu, Jin-Lang Wu, Peter Chung, Yuan-Shan Zeng
In our previous study, we found that the edible alcohol extract of the root of the medicinal plant Rhodiola crenulata (RCE) improved spatial cognition in a rat model of Alzheimer's disease. Another study from our laboratory showed that RCE enhanced neural cell proliferation in the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus and prevented damage to hippocampal neurons in a rat model of chronic stress-induced depression. However, the mechanisms underlying the neuroprotective effects of RCE are unclear. In the present study, we investigated the anti-apoptotic effect of RCE and its neuroprotective mechanism of action in a rat model of Alzheimer's disease established by intracerebroventricular injection of streptozotocin...
December 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321989/antidepressant-like-effects-of-gan-mai-dazao-tang-via-monoamine-regulatory-pathways-on-forced-swimming-test-in-rats
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Hsiang-Ling Huang, Swee-Ling Lim, Kuan-Hung Lu, Lee-Yan Sheen
Depression is a highly prevalent and recurrent mental disorder that impacts all aspects of human life. Undesirable effects of the antidepressant drugs led to the development of complementary and alternative therapies. Gan-Mai-Da-Zao-Tang (, gān mài dà zǎo tang) is a traditional herbal formula commonly used for the treatment of depression, but lack of scientific proof on its mechanism. It consisted of Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch. (licorice), Triticum aestivum L. (wheat) and Zizphus jujuba Mill. (jujube)...
January 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317595/hippocampal-metabolic-differences-implicate-distinctions-between-physical-and-psychological-stress-in-four-rat-models-of-depression
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Lanxiang Liu, Xinyu Zhou, Yuqing Zhang, Juncai Pu, Lining Yang, Shuai Yuan, Libo Zhao, Chanjun Zhou, Hanping Zhang, Peng Xie
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a heterogeneous and multi-factorial disorder, and the underlying molecular mechanisms remain largely unknown. However, many studies have indicated that the molecular mechanisms underlying depression in response to different stress may differ. After screening, 28-30 rats were included in each model of depression (chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS); learned helplessness (LH); chronic restraint stress (CRS); or social defeat (SD)). Non-targeted gas chromatography-mass spectrometry was used to profile the metabolic changes in the hippocampus...
January 10, 2018: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316846/acute-stress-evokes-sexually-dimorphic-stressor-specific-patterns-of-neural-activation-across-multiple-limbic-brain-regions-in-adult-rats
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Ankit Sood, Karina Chaudhari, Vidita A Vaidya
Stress enhances the risk for psychiatric disorders such as anxiety and depression. Stress responses vary across sex and may underlie the heightened vulnerability to psychopathology in females. Here, we examined the influence of acute immobilization stress (AIS) and a two-day short-term forced swim stress (FS) on neural activation in multiple cortical and subcortical brain regions, implicated as targets of stress and in the regulation of neuroendocrine stress responses, in male and female rats using Fos as a neural activity marker...
January 10, 2018: Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313138/do-psychoactive-drugs-have-a-therapeutic-role-in-compulsivity-studies-on-schedule-induced-polydipsia
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Elena Martín-González, Ángeles Prados-Pardo, Santiago Mora, Pilar Flores, Margarita Moreno
RATIONALE: Clinical studies have shown that some psychoactive recreational drugs have therapeutic applications in anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia. However, to date, there are few studies on the therapeutic potential efficacy of recreational drugs in compulsive neuropsychiatric disorders. OBJECTIVES: We explored the therapeutic potential of different psychoactive and psychedelic drugs in a preclinical model of compulsive behavior. METHODS: Outbred male Wistar rats were selected as either high (HD) or low (LD) drinkers according to their behavior in schedule-induced polydipsia (SIP)...
January 8, 2018: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311141/a-unique-homeostatic-signaling-pathway-links-synaptic-inactivity-to-postsynaptic-mtorc1
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Fredrick E Henry, Xiao Wang, David Serrano, Amanda S Perez, Cynthia J L Carruthers, Edward L Stuenkel, Michael A Sutton
mTORC1-dependent translational control plays a key role in several enduring forms of synaptic plasticity such as long term potentiation (LTP) and mGluR-dependent long term depression. Recent evidence demonstrates an additional role in regulating synaptic homeostasis in response to inactivity, where dendritic mTORC1 serves to modulate presynaptic function via retrograde signaling. Presently, it is unclear if LTP and homeostatic plasticity utilize a common route to mTORC1-dependent signaling or if each engage mTORC1 through distinct pathways...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310519/intranasal-stem-cell-treatment-as-a-novel-therapy-for-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Cora H Nijboer, Elke Kooijman, Cindy T van Velthoven, Erik Van Tilborg, Ivo A Tiebosch, Niels Eijkelkamp, Rick M Dijkhuizen, Jozef Kesecioglu, Cobi Heijnen
Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) represents a major health problem in Western society due to high mortality and morbidity, and the relative young age of patients. Currently, efficacious therapeutic options are very limited. Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) administration has been shown to improve functional outcome and lesion size in experimental models of stroke and neonatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. Here we studied the therapeutic potential of intranasally administered bone marrow-derived MSCs relatively late post-insult using a rat endovascular puncture model for SAH...
January 8, 2018: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305627/antagonism-at-the-nr2b-subunit-of-nmda-receptors-induces-increased-connectivity-of-the-prefrontal-and-subcortical-regions-regulating-reward-behavior
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Natalia Gass, Robert Becker, Markus Sack, Adam J Schwarz, Jonathan Reinwald, Alejandro Cosa-Linan, Lei Zheng, Christian Clemm von Hohenberg, Dragos Inta, Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, Wolfgang Weber-Fahr, Peter Gass, Alexander Sartorius
RATIONALE: Evidence indicates that ketamine's rapid antidepressant efficacy likely results from its antagonism of NR2B-subunit-containing NMDA receptors (NMDAR). Since ketamine equally blocks NR2A- and NR2B-containing NMDAR, and has affinity to other receptors, NR2B-selective drugs might have improved therapeutic efficiency and side effect profile. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to compare the effects of (S)-ketamine and two different types of NR2B-selective antagonists on functional brain networks in rats, in order to find common circuits, where their effects intersect, and that might explain their antidepressant action...
January 5, 2018: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302214/antidepressant-drug-paroxetine-blocks-the-open-pore-of-kv3-1-potassium-channel
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Hyang Mi Lee, Ok Hee Chai, Sang June Hahn, Bok Hee Choi
In patients with epilepsy, depression is a common comorbidity but difficult to be treated because many antidepressants cause pro-convulsive effects. Thus, it is important to identify the risk of seizures associated with antidepressants. To determine whether paroxetine, a very potent selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), interacts with ion channels that modulate neuronal excitability, we examined the effects of paroxetine on Kv3.1 potassium channels, which contribute to highfrequency firing of interneurons, using the whole-cell patch-clamp technique...
January 2018: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302206/maternal-separation-does-not-produce-a-significant-behavioral-change-in-mice
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Shawn Tan, Hin San Ho, Anna Yoonsu Song, Joey Low, Hyunsoo Shawn Je
Early life adversities together with genetic predispositions have been associated with elevated risks of neuropsychiatric disorders during later life. In order to investigate the underlying mechanisms, many chronic, early-life stress paradigms in multiple animal models have been developed. Previously, studies reported that maternal separation (MS) in the early postnatal stages triggers depression-and/or anxiety-like behaviors in rats. However, similar studies using mice have reported inconsistent behavioral outcomes...
December 2017: Experimental Neurobiology
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