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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885333/astragalus-polysaccharide-suppresses-6-hydroxydopamine-induced-neurotoxicity-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Haifeng Li, Ruona Shi, Fei Ding, Hongyu Wang, Wenjing Han, Fangli Ma, Minghua Hu, Chung Wah Ma, Zebo Huang
Astragalus membranaceus is a medicinal plant traditionally used in China for a variety of conditions, including inflammatory and neural diseases. Astragalus polysaccharides are shown to reduce the adverse effect of levodopa which is used to treat Parkinson's disease (PD). However, the neuroprotective effect of Astragalus polysaccharides per se in PD is lacking. Using Caenorhabditis elegans models, we investigated the protective effect of astragalan, an acidic polysaccharide isolated from A. membranaceus, against the neurotoxicity of 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA), a neurotoxin that can induce parkinsonism...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883274/impact-of-the-chronic-omega-3-fatty-acids-supplementation-in-hemiparkinsonism-model-induced-by-6-hydroxydopamine-in-rats
#2
Alexandre Sales Barros, Rafael Yuri Gouveia Crispim, Juliana Cavalcante Uchoa, Ricardo Basto Souza, Jonatas Cavalcante Lemos, Gerardo Cristino Filho, Mirna Marques Bezerra, Thales Fontenele Moraes Pinheiro, Silvânia Maria Mendes de Vasconcelos, Danielle Silveira Macêdo, Glauce Socorro de Barros Viana, Lissiana Magna Vasconcelos Aguiar
Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by a progressive degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra. The neuronal degeneration may result from the convergence of a number of different pathogenic factors, including apoptosis, excitotoxicity and oxidative stress. Many studies emphasize the importance of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω-3 PUFAs) in vital processes such as maintenance of the properties of cell membranes and the participation in signal transduction and biodynamic activity of neuronal membranes...
November 24, 2016: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867274/pharmacognostical-analysis-and-protective-effect-of-standardized-extract-and-rizonic-acid-from-erythrina-velutina-against-6-hydroxydopamine-induced-neurotoxicity-in-sh-sy5y-cells
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Aline H Silva, Francisco Noé Fonseca, Antônia T A Pimenta, MaryAnne S Lima, Edilberto Rocha Silveira, Glauce S B Viana, Silvânia M M Vasconcelos, Luzia Kalyne A M Leal
BACKGROUND: Erythrina velutina is a tree common in the northeast of Brazil extensively used by traditional medicine for the treatment of central nervous system disorders. OBJECTIVE: To develop a standardized ethanol extract of E. velutina (EEEV) and to investigate the neuroprotective potential of the extract and rizonic acid (RA) from E. velutina on neuronal cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The plant drug of E. velutina previously characterized was used for the production of EEEV...
October 2016: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864045/influence-of-chronic-l-dopa-treatment-on-immune-response-following-allogeneic-and-xenogeneic-graft-in-a-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#4
Ludivine S Breger, Korbinian Kienle, Gaynor A Smith, Stephen B Dunnett, Emma L Lane
Although intrastriatal transplantation of fetal cells for the treatment of Parkinson's disease had shown encouraging results in initial open-label clinical trials, subsequent double-blind studies reported more debatable outcomes. These studies highlighted the need for greater preclinical analysis of the parameters that may influence the success of cell therapy. While much of this has focused on the cells and location of the transplants, few have attempted to replicate potentially critical patient centered factors...
November 15, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853890/neuroprotective-potential-of-curcumin-in-combination-with-piperine-against-6-hydroxy-dopamine-induced-motor-deficit-and-neurochemical-alterations-in-rats
#5
Shamsher Singh, Puneet Kumar
AIM AND OBJECTIVE: 6-hydroxy dopamine (6-OHDA) is a neurotoxin which on intranigral administration produces severe nigrostriatal damage with motor and cognitive deficit in animals. Curcumin (CMN) in combination with bioenhancer piperine (PP) in 6-hydroxydopamine-induced Parkinsonian rats was used to investigate the antioxidant, neuromodulatory and neuroprotective mechanisms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hemi-Parkinson's rat model was developed with intranigral infusion of 6-OHDA (8 μg/2 μl, once, unilaterally), treatment with CMN (25 and 50 mg/kg) and combination of PP (2...
November 16, 2016: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844282/morphological-changes-in-a-severe-model-of-parkinson-s-disease-and-its-suitability-to-test-the-therapeutic-effects-of-microencapsulated-neurotrophic-factors
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C Requejo, J A Ruiz-Ortega, H Bengoetxea, A García-Blanco, E Herrán, A Aristieta, M Igartua, J L Pedraz, L Ugedo, R M Hernández, J V Lafuente
The unilateral 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) lesion of medial forebrain bundle (MFB) in rats affords us to study the advanced stages of Parkinson's disease (PD). Numerous evidences suggest synergic effects when various neurotrophic factors are administered in experimental models of PD. The aim of the present work was to assess the morphological changes along the rostro-caudal axis of caudo-putamen complex and substantia nigra (SN) in the referred model in order to test the suitability of a severe model to evaluate new neurorestorative therapies...
November 14, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835779/berberine-protects-against-6-ohda-induced-neurotoxicity-in-pc12-cells-and-zebrafish-through-hormetic-mechanisms-involving-pi3k-akt-bcl-2-and-nrf2-ho-1-pathways
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Chao Zhang, Chuwen Li, Shenghui Chen, Zhiping Li, Xuejing Jia, Kai Wang, Jiaolin Bao, Yeer Liang, Xiaotong Wang, Meiwan Chen, Peng Li, Huanxing Su, Jian-Bo Wan, Simon Ming Yuen Lee, Kechun Liu, Chengwei He
Berberine (BBR) is a renowned natural compound that exhibits potent neuroprotective activities. However, the cellular and molecular mechanisms are still unclear. Hormesis is an adaptive mechanism generally activated by mild oxidative stress to protect the cells from further damage. Many phytochemicals have been shown to induce hormesis. This study aims to investigate whether the neuroprotective activity of BBR is mediated by hormesis and the related signaling pathways in 6-OHDA-induced PC12 cells and zebrafish neurotoxic models...
November 4, 2016: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829983/melatoninergic-system-in-parkinson-s-disease-from-neuroprotection-to-the-management-of-motor-and-nonmotor-symptoms
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Josiel Mileno Mack, Marissa Giovanna Schamne, Tuane Bazanella Sampaio, Renata Aparecida Nedel Pértile, Pedro Augusto Carlos Magno Fernandes, Regina P Markus, Rui Daniel Prediger
Melatonin is synthesized by several tissues besides the pineal gland, and beyond its regulatory effects in light-dark cycle, melatonin is a hormone with neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Melatonin acts as a free-radical scavenger, reducing reactive species and improving mitochondrial homeostasis. Melatonin also regulates the expression of neurotrophins that are involved in the survival of dopaminergic neurons and reduces α-synuclein aggregation, thus protecting the dopaminergic system against damage...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826109/the-significance-of-rotational-behavior-and-sensitivity-of-striatal-dopamine-receptors-in-hemiparkinsonian-rats-a-comparative-study-of-lactacystin-and-6-ohda
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Jolanta Konieczny, Anna Czarnecka, Tomasz Lenda, Kinga Kamińska, Lucyna Antkiewicz-Michaluk
A growing body of evidence indicates that impairment of the ubiquitin-proteasome (UPS) system in the substantia nigra (SN) plays an important role in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD). The aim of our study was to compare two unilateral rat models, one produced by intranigral administration of the UPS inhibitor lactacystin or the other induced by 6-OHDA, in terms of their effect on the amphetamine- and apomorphine-induced rotational behavior, striatal dopamine (DA) D1 and D2 receptor sensitivity and tissue levels of DA and its metabolites...
November 5, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825825/changes-in-sk-channel-expression-in-the-basal-ganglia-after-partial-nigrostriatal-dopamine-lesions-in-rats-functional-consequences
#10
Christiane Mourre, Christine Manrique, Jeremy Camon, Sabrine Aidi-Knani, Thierry Deltheil, Nathalie Turle-Lorenzo, Gaelle Guiraudie-Capraz, Marianne Amalric
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease originating from the loss of dopamine (DA) neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNC). The small-conductance calcium-activated potassium (SK) channels play an essential role in the regulation of midbrain DA neuron activity patterns, as well as excitability of other types of neurons of the basal ganglia. We therefore questioned whether the SK channel expression in the basal ganglia is modified in parkinsonian rats and how this could impact behavioral performance in a reaction time task...
November 5, 2016: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814668/orexin-a-protects-human-neuroblastoma-sh-sy5y-cells-against-6-ohda-induced-neurotoxicity-involvement-of-pkc-and-pi3k-signaling-pathways
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Hamzeh Pasban-Aliabadi, Saeed Esmaeili-Mahani, Mehdi Abbasnejad
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive and selective death of dopaminergic neurons. Multifunctional neuropeptide orexin-A is involved in many biological events of the body. It has been shown that orexin-A has protective effects in neurodegenerative disease such as PD. However, its cellular mechanisms have not yet been fully clarified. Here, we investigated the intracellular signaling pathway of orexin-A neuroprotection in 6-OHDA-induced SH-SY5H cells damage as an in vitro model of PD...
November 4, 2016: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810365/treatment-of-parkinson-s-disease-in-rats-by-nrf2-transfection-using-mri-guided-focused-ultrasound-delivery-of-nanomicrobubbles
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Ling Long, Xiaodong Cai, Ruomi Guo, Ping Wang, Lili Wu, Tinghui Yin, Siyuan Liao, Zhengqi Lu
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a very common neurological disorder. However, effective therapy is lacking. Although the blood-brain-barrier (BBB) protects the brain, it prevents the delivery of about 90% of drugs and nucleotides into the brain, thereby hindering the development of gene therapy for PD. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided focused ultrasound delivery of microbubbles enhances the delivery of gene therapy vectors across the BBB and improves transfection efficiency. In the present study, we delivered nuclear factor E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2, NFE2L2) contained in nanomicrobubbles into the substantia nigra of PD rats by MRI-guided focused ultrasound, and we examined the effect of Nrf2 over-expression in this animal model of PD...
October 31, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805543/descending-serotonergic-and-noradrenergic-systems-do-not-regulate-the-antipruritic-effects-of-cannabinoids
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Zeynep Gizem Todurga, Ozgur Gunduz, Cetin Hakan Karadag, Ahmet Ulugol
BACKGROUND: For centuries, cannabinoids have been known to be effective in pain states. Itch and pain are two sensations sharing a lot in common. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this research was to observe whether the cannabinoid agonist WIN 55,212-2 reduces serotonin-induced scratching behaviour and whether neurotoxic destruction of descending serotonergic and noradrenergic pathways mediate the antipruritic effect of WIN 55,212-2. Material and methods Scratching behaviour was induced by intradermal injection of serotonin (50 µg/50 µl/mouse) to Balb/c mice...
December 2016: Acta Neuropsychiatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798112/leucine-rich-repeat-kinase-2-exacerbates-neuronal-cytotoxicity-through-phosphorylation-of-histone-deacetylase3-and-histone-deacetylation
#14
Kyung Ah Han, Wongi Seol, Hyemyung Seo, CheMyong Ko, Kwang Chul Chung
Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by slow, progressive degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra. The cause of neuronal death in PD is largely unknown, but several genetic loci, including leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2), have been identified. LRRK2 has guanosine triphosphatase (GTPase) and kinase activities, and mutations in LRRK2 are the major cause of autosomal-dominant familial PD. Histone deacetylases (HDACs) remove acetyl groups from lysine residues on histone tails, promoting transcriptional repression via condensation of chromatin...
October 25, 2016: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792255/fluorodopa-is-a-promising-fluorine-19-mri-probe-for-evaluating-striatal-dopaminergic-function-in-a-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Daijiro Yanagisawa, Keisuke Oda, Masatoshi Inden, Shigehiro Morikawa, Toshiro Inubushi, Takashi Taniguchi, Masanori Hijioka, Yoshihisa Kitamura, Ikuo Tooyama
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra projecting to the striatum. It has been estimated that approximately 80% of the striatal dopamine and 50% of nigral dopaminergic neurons are lost before the onset of typical motor symptoms, indicating that early diagnosis of PD using noninvasive imaging is feasible. Fluorine-19 ((19) F) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) represents a highly sensitive, easily available, low-background, and cost-effective approach to evaluate dopaminergic function using non-radioactive fluorine-containing dopaminergic agents...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785944/a-new-danshensu-derivative-protects-against-6-hydroxydopamine-induced-neurotoxicity-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#16
Guozhen Cui, Luchen Shan, Yang Chen, Hefeng Zhou, Yuqiang Wang, Simon Ming-Yuen Lee
We previously reported a novel danshensu derivative ([Formula: see text])-(3,5,6-Trimethylpyrazinyl) methyl-2-acetoxy-3-(3,4-diacetoxyphenyl) propanoate (ADTM), which conferred cardioprotective and anti-thrombotic effects in vitro and in vivo. Here, we examined the neuroprotective actions of ADTM on 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-induced neurotoxicity in PC12 cells 1 in vitro and zebrafish in vivo. Pretreatment with ADTM significantly inhibited 6-OHDA-induced cytotoxicity and production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in PC12 cells through Akt signaling...
October 27, 2016: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778037/direct-modulation-of-firing-activity-by-dopamine-d2-like-receptors-in-the-globus-pallidus-of-both-normal-and-parkinsonian-rats
#17
Yong-Cun Zhu, Yan Xue, Hui-Ling Diao, Hua Chen, Hong-Yun Liu, Xiao-Hua Han, Lei Chen
The globus pallidus occupies a critical position in the indirect pathway of the basal ganglia circuit, which regulates movement under both normal and pathological conditions. Previous studies have shown that the globus pallidus receives dopaminergic innervation from the axonal collaterals of nigrostriatal fibers. Both dopamine D1 and D2 like receptors are expressed in the globus pallidus. The present study was aimed to investigate the direct in vivo electrophysiological effects of dopamine D2 like receptors in the globus pallidus of both normal and parkinsonian rats...
October 25, 2016: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776889/a-new-target-for-parkinson-s-disease-small-molecule-serca-activator-cdn1163-ameliorates-dyskinesia-in-6-ohda-lesioned-rats
#18
Russell Dahl
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is intimately linked to Parkinson's disease (PD) pathophysiology. Disrupted intracellular calcium homeostasis is a major cause of the ER stress seen in dopaminergic neurons, leading to the cell death and subsequent loss of movement and coordination in patients. Dysfunctional calcium handling proteins play a major role in the promulgation of ER stress in PD. Specifically, compromised sarco/endoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+)-ATPase (SERCA) has been identified as a major cause of ER stress and neuron loss in PD...
October 12, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764702/contribution-of-the-nitric-oxide-donor-molsidomine-and-the-antiparkinsonian-drug-l-dopa-to-the-modulation-of-the-blood-pressure-in-unilaterally-6-ohda-lesioned-rats
#19
Elżbieta Lorenc-Koci, Anna Czarnecka, Kinga Kamińska, Joanna Knutelska, Małgorzata Zygmunt, Magdalena Dudek
BACKGROUND: Interaction between dopaminergic and nitrergic neurotransmission in the brain plays a crucial role in the control of motor function and in the regulation of blood pressure (BP). In Parkinson's disease (PD), dopaminergic denervation of the striatum leads to disturbances in the nitrergic system in the basal ganglia. Recently, it has been demonstrated that addition of a low dose of the nitric oxide donor molsidomine to l-DOPA therapy improves dopaminergic neurotransmission in the denervated nigrostriatal system and weakens dyskinesias in rodent models of the disease...
September 28, 2016: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763504/neuroprotective-effect-of-the-marine-derived-compound-11-dehydrosinulariolide-through-dj-1-related-pathway-in-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-models-of-parkinson-s-disease
#20
Chien-Wei Feng, Han-Chun Hung, Shi-Ying Huang, Chun-Hong Chen, Yun-Ru Chen, Chun-Yu Chen, San-Nan Yang, Hui-Min David Wang, Ping-Jyun Sung, Jyh-Horng Sheu, Kuan-Hao Tsui, Wu-Fu Chen, Zhi-Hong Wen
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia, and gait impairment. In a previous study, we found that the marine-derived compound 11-dehydrosinulariolide (11-de) upregulates the Akt/PI3K pathway to protect cells against 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-mediated damage. In the present study, SH-SY5Y, zebrafish and rats were used to examine the therapeutic effect of 11-de. The results revealed the mechanism by which 11-de exerts its therapeutic effect: the compound increases cytosolic or mitochondrial DJ-1 expression, and then activates the downstream Akt/PI3K, p-CREB, and Nrf2/HO-1 pathways...
October 17, 2016: Marine Drugs
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