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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430805/effect-of-the-glucocorticoid-receptor-antagonist-ru486-on-mk-801-induced-behavioural-sensitisation
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Emilia M Lefevre, Gregory A Medley, Timothy Reeks, Suzy Alexander, Thomas H J Burne, Darryl W Eyles
Stress is known to modulate sensitisation to repeated psychostimulant exposure. However, there is no direct evidence linking glucocorticoids and sensitisation achieved by repeated administration of the NMDA receptor antagonist MK-801. We tested the hypothesis that co-administration of RU486, a glucocorticoid receptor (GR) antagonist, prior to repeated daily MK-801 injections would block the expression of locomotor sensitisation due to its dual effects on corticosterone and dopamine. We employed a repeated MK-801 administration locomotor sensitisation paradigm in male Sprague Dawley rats...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429235/regulation-of-human-brain-microvascular-endothelial-cell-adhesion-and-barrier-functions-by-memantine
#2
Fei Wang, Zhirong Zou, Yi Gong, Dong Yuan, Xun Chen, Tao Sun
Vascular risk factors have been linked to cognitive decline and dementia in the elderly. Microvascular inflammation, especially of the endothelium, may contribute to the progression of neurodegenerative events in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Memantine, an uncompetitive N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist, is a licensed drug used for the treatment of moderate to severe AD. However, little information is available regarding its anti-inflammatory effects on the endothelium. In this study, we investigated the effects of memantine on human brain microvascular endothelial dysfunction induced by the pro-inflammatory cytokine tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428223/glutamatergic-mechanisms-involved-in-bladder-overactivity-and-pudendal-neuromodulation-in-cats
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Jamie Uy, Michelle Yu, Xuewen Jiang, Cameron Jones, Bing Shen, Jicheng Wang, James R Roppolo, William C de Groat, Changfeng Tai
The involvement of ionotropic glutamate receptors in bladder overactivity and pudendal neuromodulation was determined in α-chloralose anesthetized cats by intravenously administering MK801 (a NMDA receptor antagonist) or CP465022 (an AMPA receptor antagonist). Infusion of 0.5% acetic acid (AA) into the bladder produced bladder overactivity. In the first group of 5 cats, bladder capacity was significantly (p<0.05) reduced to 55.3±10.0% of saline control by AA irritation. Pudendal nerve stimulation (PNS) significantly (p<0...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428091/characterization-of-the-effects-of-l-4-chlorokynurenine-on-nociception-in-rodents
#4
Tony L Yaksh, Robert Schwarcz, H Ralph Snodgrass
Upon systemic administration in rats, the prodrug L-4-chlorokynurenine (4-Cl-KYN) (AV-101) is rapidly absorbed, actively transported across the blood-brain barrier, and converted in astrocytes to 7-chlorokynurenic acid (7-Cl-KYNA), a potent and specific antagonist of the GlyB co-agonist site of the NMDA receptor. We examined the effects of 4-Cl-KYN in several rat models of hyperalgesia and allodynia and determined the concentrations of 4-Cl-KYN and newly produced 7-Cl-KYNA in serum, brain and spinal cord. Adult male rats were given 4-Cl-KYN (56, 167, 500 mg/kg), the NMDA receptor antagonist MK-801 (0...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425497/single-dose-memantine-improves-cortical-oscillatory-response-dynamics-in-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Gregory A Light, Wen Zhang, Yash B Joshi, Savita Bhakta, Jo A Talledo, Neal R Swerdlow
Aberrant gamma band (30-80 Hz) oscillations may underlie cognitive deficits in schizophrenia (SZ). Gamma oscillations and their regulation by NMDA receptors can be studied via their evoked power (γEP) and phase locking (γPL) in response to auditory steady state stimulation; these Auditory Steady State Responses (ASSRs) may be biomarkers for target engagement and early therapeutic effects. We previously reported that memantine, an NMDA receptor antagonist, enhanced 2 biomarkers of early auditory information processing: prepulse inhibition (PPI) and mismatch negativity (MMN) in SZ patients and healthy subjects (HS)...
April 20, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419874/oral-administration-of-a-specific-kynurenic-acid-synthesis-kat-ii-inhibitor-attenuates-evoked-glutamate-release-in-rat-prefrontal-cortex
#6
D M Bortz, H-Q Wu, R Schwarcz, J P Bruno
Cognitive deficits represent core symptoms in schizophrenia (SZ) and predict patient outcome; however, they remain poorly treated by current antipsychotic drugs. Elevated levels of the endogenous alpha7 nicotinic receptor negative allosteric modulator and NMDA receptor antagonist, kynurenic acid (KYNA), are commonly seen in post-mortem tissue and cerebrospinal fluid of patients with SZ. When acutely or chronically elevated in rodents, KYNA produces cognitive deficits similar to those seen in the disease, making down-regulation of KYNA, via inhibition of kynurenine aminotransferase II (KAT II), a potential treatment strategy...
April 15, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419871/short-term-inhibition-of-gabaergic-ipscs-induced-by-association-of-pre-and-postsynaptic-activation-in-the-neonatal-hippocampus
#7
Megumi Taketo, Hiroko Matsuda
Activity-dependent plasticity including short and long-term depression accompanied by a reduction in transmitter release probability has been demonstrated in both inhibitory and excitatory synapses. In the neonatal hippocampus, repetitive postsynaptic depolarization is followed by presynaptic alterations of the efficacy of GABAAergic transmission. Both facilitation and inhibition have been observed, but the mechanisms underlying this plasticity have not yet been elucidated. In the present experiment, repetitive postsynaptic depolarization by itself did not cause marked alterations of spontaneous inhibitory postsynaptic currents (sIPSCs)...
April 15, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414930/antipsychotics-promote-gabaergic-interneuron-genesis-in-the-adult-rat-brain-role-of-heat-shock-protein-production
#8
Hiroo Kaneta, Wataru Ukai, Hanako Tsujino, Kengo Furuse, Yoshiyasu Kigawa, Masaya Tayama, Takao Ishii, Eri Hashimoto, Chiaki Kawanishi
Current antipsychotics reduce positive symptoms and reverse negative symptoms in conjunction with cognitive behavioral issues with the goal of restoring impaired occupational and social functioning. However, limited information is available on their influence on gliogenesis or their neurogenic properties in adult schizophrenia brains, particularly on GABAergic interneuron production. In the present study, we used young adult subventricular zone (SVZ)-derived progenitor cells expressing proteoglycan NG2 cultures to examine the oligodendrocyte and GABAergic interneuron genesis effects of several kinds of antipsychotics on changes in differentiation function induced by exposure to the NMDA receptor antagonist MK-801...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412500/the-major-neurotransmitter-systems-in-the-basolateral-amygdala-and-the-ventral-tegmental-area-mediate-morphine-induced-memory-consolidation-impairment
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Khadijeh Alsadat Sharifi, Ameneh Rezayof, Anahita Torkaman-Boutorabi, Mohammad-Reza Zarrindast
In the present study, we investigated the possible participation of the endocannabinoid system in the basolateral amygdala and NMDA or GABA-A receptor neurotransmission in the ventral tegmental area in the memory consolidation impairment induced by morphine administration. To measure memory formation, step-through type passive avoidance apparatus was used with adult male Wistar rats. The results showed that intraperitoneal (i.p.) administration of morphine (3 and 6 mg/kg) after the successful training phase had an amnestic effect and induced memory consolidation impairment...
April 12, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412329/comparison-of-pro-amnesic-efficacy-of-scopolamine-biperiden-and-phencyclidine-by-using-passive-avoidance-task-in-cd-1-mice
#10
Natalia Malikowska, Kinga Sałat, Adrian Podkowa
INTRODUCTION: Memory disorders accompany numerous diseases and therapies, and this is becoming a growing medical issue worldwide. Currently, various animal models of memory impairments are available; however, many of them require high financial outlay and/or are time-consuming. A simple way to achieve an efficient behavioral model of cognitive disorders is to inject defined drug that has pro-amnesic properties. Since the involvement of cholinergic and glutamatergic neurotransmission in cognition is well established, the utilization of a nonselective muscarinic receptor antagonist, scopolamine (SCOP), a selective M1 muscarinic receptor antagonist, biperiden (BIP), and a non-competitive N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist, phencyclidine (PCP) seems to be reliable tools to induce amnesia...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412305/memantine-improves-outcomes-after-repetitive-traumatic-brain-injury
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Zhengrong Mei, Jianhua Qiu, Sasha Alcon, Jumana Hashim, Alexander Rotenberg, Yan Sun, William P Meehan, Rebekah Mannix
Repetitive mild traumatic brain injury (rmTBI; e.g., sports concussions) is common and results in significant cognitive impairment. Targeted therapies for rmTBI are lacking, though evidence from other injury models indicates that targeting N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor (NMDAR)-mediated glutamatergic toxicity might mitigate rmTBI-induced neurologic deficits. However, there is a paucity of preclinical or clinical data regarding NMDAR antagonist efficacy in the rmTBI setting. To test whether NMDAR antagonist therapy improves outcomes after rmTBI, mice were subjected to rmTBI injury (4 injuries in 4 days) and randomized to treatment with the NMDA antagonist memantine or with vehicle...
April 12, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412304/synergistic-effect-between-d-ap5-and-muscimol-in-the-nucleus-accumbens-shell-on-memory-consolidation-deficit-in-adult-male-wistar-rats-an-isobologram-analysis
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Mohammad Nasehi, Elaheh Ostadi, Fatemeh Khakpai, Mohaddeseh Ebrahimi-Ghiri, Mohammad-Reza Zarrindast
The nucleus accumbens (NAc) glutamatergic and GABAergic systems are involved in memory processes. This study was investigated the involvement of NAc shell GABAergic system on D-AP5 induced memory consolidation deficit. The elevated plus-maze (EPM) test-retest paradigm was employed to assess memory in adult male Wistar rats. The results indicated that post-training intra-NAc shell injection of bicuculline (GABAA receptor antagonist) did not alter emotional memory consolidation. However, post-training intra-NAc shell microinjection of muscimol (GABAA receptor agonist, 0...
April 12, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412220/inflammation-induced-glua1-trafficking-and-membrane-insertion-of-ca-2-permeable-ampa-receptors-in-dorsal-horn-neurons-is-dependent-on-spinal-tumor-necrosis-factor-pi3-kinase-and-protein-kinase-a
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G Wigerblad, J R Huie, H Z Yin, M Leinders, R A Pritchard, F J Koehrn, W-H Xiao, G J Bennett, R L Huganir, A R Ferguson, J H Weiss, C I Svensson, L S Sorkin
Peripheral inflammation induces sensitization of nociceptive spinal cord neurons. Both spinal tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and neuronal membrane insertion of Ca(2+) permeable AMPA receptor (AMPAr) contribute to spinal sensitization and resultant pain behavior, molecular mechanisms connecting these two events have not been studied in detail. Intrathecal (i.t.) injection of TNF-blockers attenuated paw carrageenan-induced mechanical and thermal hypersensitivity. Levels of GluA1 and GluA4 from dorsal spinal membrane fractions increased in carrageenan-injected rats compared to controls...
April 12, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404824/glycolytic-inhibition-by-2-deoxy-d-glucose-abolishes-both-neuronal-and-network-bursts-in-an-in-vitro-seizure-model
#14
Li-Rong Shao, Carl E Stafstrom
Neuronal activity is energy demanding and coupled to cellular metabolism. In this study, we investigated the effects of glycolytic inhibition with 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) on basal membrane properties, spontaneous neuronal firing, and epileptiform network bursts in hippocampal slices. The effect of glycolytic inhibition on basal membrane properties was examined in hippocampal CA1 neurons, which are not ordinarily active spontaneously. Intracellular application of 2-DG did not significantly alter the membrane input resistance, action-potential threshold, firing pattern or input-output relationship of these neurons compared with simultaneously recorded neighboring neurons without intracellular 2-DG...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404805/mutant-idh1-and-seizures-in-patients-with-glioma
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Hao Chen, Jonathon Judkins, Cheddhi Thomas, Meijing Wu, Laith Khoury, Carolina G Benjamin, Donato Pacione, John G Golfinos, Priya Kumthekar, Farhad Ghamsari, Li Chen, Pamela Lein, Dane M Chetkovich, Matija Snuderl, Craig Horbinski
OBJECTIVE: Because the d-2-hydroxyglutarate (D2HG) product of mutant isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1(mut)) is released by tumor cells into the microenvironment and is structurally similar to the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate, we sought to determine whether IDH1(mut) increases the risk of seizures in patients with glioma, and whether D2HG increases the electrical activity of neurons. METHODS: Three WHO grade II-IV glioma cohorts from separate institutions (total N = 712) were retrospectively assessed for the presence of preoperative seizures and tumor location, WHO grade, 1p/19q codeletion, and IDH1(mut) status...
April 12, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400283/the-role-of-glun2b-containing-nmda-receptors-in-short-and-long-term-fear-recall
#16
Eva Mikics, Mate Toth, Laszlo Biro, Biborka Bruzsik, Boglarka Nagy, Jozsef Haller
N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptors are crucial synaptic elements in long-term memory formation, including the associative learning of fearful events. Although NMDA blockers were consistently shown to inhibit fear memory acquisition and recall, the clinical use of general NMDA blockers is hampered by their side effects. Recent studies revealed significant heterogeneity in the distribution and neurophysiological characteristics of NMDA receptors with different GluN2 (NR2) subunit composition, which may have differential role in fear learning and recall...
April 8, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398653/the-noble-gas-xenon-provides-protection-and-trophic-stimulation-to-midbrain-dopamine-neurons
#17
Jérémie Lavaur, Déborah Le Nogue, Marc Lemaire, Jan Pype, Géraldine Farjot, Etienne C Hirsch, Patrick P Michel
Despite its low chemical reactivity, the noble gas xenon possesses a remarkable spectrum of biological effects. In particular, xenon is a strong neuroprotectant in preclinical models of hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. In the present study, we wished to determine whether xenon retained its neuroprotective potential in experimental settings that model the progressive loss of midbrain dopamine (DA) neurons in Parkinson's disease (PD). Using rat midbrain cultures, we established that xenon was partially protective for DA neurons through either direct or indirect effects on these neurons...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394782/decrease-of-growth-and-differentiation-factor-10-contributes-to-neuropathic-pain-through-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-activation
#18
Long Jiang, Botao Tan, Sen Li, Li Wang, Liqiang Zheng, Yuan Liu, Zaiyun Long, Yamin Wu
Neuropathic pain is a chronic disease with hallmarks such as chronic allodynia and hyperalgesia. Previous studies have shown that the transforming growth factor-β superfamily acts as a protecting factor against neuropathic pain. In the current study, we found that growth and differentiation factor 10 (GDF10), which belongs to the transforming growth factor-β superfamily, is mainly expressed in the superficial layers of spinal dorsal horn neurons and it was dramatically downregulated after spinal nerve ligation and N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) intrathecal infusion...
April 7, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390877/effects-of-chronic-prenatal-mk-801-treatment-on-object-recognition-cognitive-flexibility-and-drug-induced-locomotor-activity-in-juvenile-and-adult-rat-offspring
#19
S Gallant, L Welch, P Martone, U Shalev
BACKGROUND: Patients with schizophrenia display impaired cognitive functioning and increased sensitivity to psychomimetic drugs. The neurodevelopmental hypothesis of schizophrenia posits that disruption of the developing brain predisposes neural networks to lasting structural and functional abnormalities resulting in the emergence of such symptoms in adulthood. Given the critical role of the glutamatergic system in early brain development, we investigated whether chronic prenatal exposure to the glutamate NMDA receptor antagonist, MK-801, induces schizophrenia-like behavioural and neurochemical changes in juvenile and adult rats...
April 6, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389811/general-anesthetic-actions-on-gabaa-receptors-in-vivo-are-reduced-in-phospholipase-c-related-catalytically-inactive-protein-knockout-mice
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Masaki Hayashiuchi, Tomoya Kitayama, Katsuya Morita, Yosuke Yamawaki, Kana Oue, Taiga Yoshinaka, Satoshi Asano, Kae Harada, Youngnam Kang, Masato Hirata, Masahiro Irifune, Mitsugi Okada, Takashi Kanematsu
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the action of general anesthetics in phospholipase C-related catalytically inactive protein (PRIP)-knockout (KO) mice that alter GABA receptor signaling. METHODS: PRIP regulates the intracellular trafficking of β subunit-containing GABAA receptors in vitro. In this study, we examined the effects of intravenous anesthetics, propofol and etomidate that act via β subunit-containing GABAA receptors, in wild-type and Prip-KO mice...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
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