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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762664/behavioral-and-serotonergic-changes-in-the-frontal-cortex-following-methamphetamine-self-administration
#1
Lisa M McFadden, Rebecca Cordie, Tamee Livermont, Andrew Johansen
Background: Methamphetamine (METH) use is associated with a variety of negative health outcomes including psychosis. The frontal cortex serotonin (5-HT)-2 receptors are thought to contribute to psychosis-like behaviors. This study investigated changes in serotonergic markers in the frontal cortex following METH self-administration and hallucinogenic drug-induced behavior. Methods: Consistent with previously published studies, freely-cycling male and female rats were allowed to self-administer METH (Males: 0...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715538/age-and-sex-dependent-effects-of-methamphetamine-on-cognitive-flexibility-and-5-ht-2c-receptor-localization-in-the-orbitofrontal-cortex-of-sprague-dawley-rats
#2
Emily R Hankosky, Sara R Westbrook, Rachel M Haake, Jari Willing, Lori T Raetzman, Janice M Juraska, Joshua M Gulley
Adolescents and females experience worse outcomes of drug use compared to adults and males. This could result from age- and sex-specific consequences of drug exposure on brain function and cognitive behavior. In the current study, we examined whether a history of intravenous methamphetamine (METH) self-administration impacted cognitive flexibility and 5-HT2C R localization in the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) in an age- and sex-dependent manner. Strategy shifting was assessed in male and female Sprague-Dawley rats that had self-administered METH (0...
April 28, 2018: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705343/cdk5-mediated-tau-accumulation-triggers-methamphetamine-induced-neuronal-apoptosis-via-endoplasmic-reticulum-associated-degradation-pathway
#3
Ning Xiao, Fu Zhang, Bofeng Zhu, Chao Liu, Zhoumeng Lin, Huijun Wang, Wei-Bing Xie
Overexposure to methamphetamine (METH) causes apoptosis in a number of cell types, particularly neuronal cells. However, the underlying mechanisms of METH-induced neuronal apoptosis remain to be elucidated. Accumulation of microtubule-associated protein Tau can lead to activation of multiple neurotoxic pathways, which is closely correlated with neuronal apoptosis. The aim of this study was to determine the role of Tau in METH-induced neuronal apoptosis. We determined the expression of two phosphorylated Tau proteins (serine 396 and threonine 231) in the human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells and in the hippocampus of Sprague-Dawley rats treated with vehicle or METH using western blotting, immunohistochemical staining and immunofluorescence staining...
April 26, 2018: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703999/amphetamine-maintenance-differentially-modulates-effects-of-cocaine-methylenedioxypyrovalerone-mdpv-and-methamphetamine-on-intracranial-self-stimulation-and-nucleus-accumbens-dopamine-in-rats
#4
Amy R Johnson, Matthew L Banks, Dana E Selley, S Stevens Negus
Amphetamine maintenance is effective clinically to reduce the consumption of the monoamine uptake inhibitor cocaine but not of the monoamine releaser methamphetamine, and its effectiveness in treating the abuse of other psychostimulants is not known. The mechanisms for differential amphetamine-maintenance effectiveness to treat different types of psychostimulant abuse are also not known. Accordingly, the present study compared the effects of amphetamine maintenance on abuse-related behavioral and neurochemical effects of cocaine, methamphetamine, and the "bath salts" constituent 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) in rats...
April 19, 2018: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690789/protective-effects-of-ginsenoside-rb1-against-blood-brain-barrier-damage-induced-by-human-immunodeficiency-virus-1-tat-protein-and-methamphetamine-in-sprague-dawley-rats
#5
Juan Li, Bairui Zeng, Xiao Hu, Zhen Li, Dongxian Zhang, Genmeng Yang, Jiejie Dai, Xiaofeng Zeng
Although antiretroviral therapy has helped to improve the lives of individuals infected with human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1), these patients are often still afflicted with HIV-1-associated neurocognitive disorders, which can lead to neurocognitive impairment and even dementia, and continue to hamper their quality of life. Methamphetamine abuse in HIV-1 patients poses a potential risk for HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders, because methamphetamine and HIV-1 proteins such as transactivator of transcription can synergistically damage the blood-brain barrier (BBB)...
2018: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684471/glucocorticoid-receptors-in-the-basolateral-amygdala-mediated-the-restraint-stress-induced-reinstatement-of-methamphetamine-seeking-behaviors-in-rats
#6
Zahra Taslimi, Abdolrahman Sarihi, Abbas Haghparast
Methamphetamine (METH) addiction is a growing epidemic worldwide. It is a common psychiatric disease and stress has an important role in the drug seeking and relapse behaviors. The involvement of the basolateral amygdala (BLA) in effects of stress on the reward pathway has been discussed in several studies. In this study, we tried to find out the involvement of glucocorticoid receptors (GRs) in the BLA in stress-induced reinstatement of the extinguished METH-induced conditioned place preference (CPP) in rats...
April 20, 2018: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609134/effect-of-methamphetamine-exposure-on-the-plasma-levels-of-endothelial-derived-microparticles
#7
Azadeh Nazari, Maryam Zahmatkesh, Esmaeil Mortaz, Soheila Hosseinzadeh
BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine (Meth), a neurotoxin, induces inflammation, oxidative stress, and triggers endothelial dysfunction and cardiovascular disease which is the second cause of death among individuals with Meth-use disorder. Oxidative stress and inflammation trigger the microparticle (MP) release. These are extracellular vesicles extracted from cell surface and identified in biological fluids. MP levels alter during pathological conditions, suggesting its potential biomarker role...
March 27, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29604294/the-effect-of-n-acetylcysteine-or-bupropion-on-methamphetamine-self-administration-and-methamphetamine-triggered-reinstatement-of-female-rats
#8
Sergios Charntikov, Steven T Pittenger, Cindy M Pudiak, Rick A Bevins
N-acetylcysteine and bupropion are two promising candidate medications for treatment of substance use disorder. The effects of N-acetylcysteine or bupropion on methamphetamine self-administration of female rats are not well understood. To fill this gap, this study assessed the effects of N-acetylcysteine (0, 30, 60, or 120 mg/kg) and bupropion (0, 10, 30, and 60 mg/kg) on methamphetamine self-administration of female rats across the natural estrous cycle. Following a completed dose-response curve, responding for methamphetamine self-administration was extinguished and the effects of N-acetylcysteine or bupropion on methamphetamine-triggered reinstatement was evaluated in separate experiments...
March 28, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29579065/the-effect-of-estrogenic-compounds-on-psychosis-like-behaviour-in-female-rats
#9
Alyssa Sbisa, Maarten van den Buuse, Andrea Gogos
17β-estradiol treatment has shown benefit against schizophrenia symptoms, however long-term use may be associated with negative side-effects. Selective estrogen receptor modulators, such as raloxifene and tamoxifen, have been proposed as suitable alternatives to 17β-estradiol. An isomer of 17β-estradiol, 17α-estradiol, is considered less carcinogenic, and non-feminising in males, however little is known about its potential as a treatment for schizophrenia. Moreover, the mechanism underlying the therapeutic action of estrogens remains unclear...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576706/rhynchophylline-downregulates-phosphorylated-camp-response-element-binding-protein-nuclear-receptor-related-1-and-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-expression-in-the-hippocampus-of-ketamine-induced-conditioned-place-preference-rats
#10
Youli Guo, Chaohua Luo, Genghong Tu, Chan Li, Yi Liu, Wei Liu, Ken Kin Lam Yung, Zhixian Mo
Background: Addiction to ketamine is becoming a serious public health issues, for which there exists no effective treatment. Rhynchophylline (Rhy) is an alkaloid extracted from certain Uncaria species that is well known for both its potent anti-addictive and neuroprotective properties. Increasing evidence supports the contributions of cAMP response element binding protein (CREB), nuclear receptor-related-1 (Nurr1), and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in modulating neural and behavioral plasticity which was induced by addictive drugs...
January 2018: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572046/neurotoxicity-screening-of-new-psychoactive-substances-nps-effects-on-neuronal-activity-in-rat-cortical-cultures-using-microelectrode-arrays-mea
#11
Anne Zwartsen, Laura Hondebrink, Remco Hs Westerink
While the prevalence and the use of new psychoactive substances (NPS) is steadily increasing, data on pharmacological, toxicological and clinical effects is limited. Considering the large number of NPS available, there is a clear need for efficient in vitro screening techniques that capture multiple mechanisms of action. Neuronal cultures grown on multi-well microelectrode arrays (mwMEAs) have previously proven suitable for neurotoxicity screening of chemicals, pharmaceuticals and (illicit) drugs. We therefore used rat primary cortical cultures grown on mwMEA plates to investigate the effects of eight NPS (PMMA, α-PVP, methylone, MDPV, 2 C-B, 25B-NBOMe, BZP and TFMPP) and two 'classic' illicit drugs (cocaine, methamphetamine) on spontaneous neuronal activity...
March 20, 2018: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566161/regionally-specific-effects-of-oxytocin-on-reinstatement-of-cocaine-seeking-in-male-and-female-rats
#12
Rachel A Weber, Carly N Logan, Kah-Chung Leong, Joanna Peris, Lori Knackstedt, Carmela M Reichel
Background: Oxytocin reduces cued reinstatement of cocaine-seeking in male and female rats, but the underlying neurobiology has not been uncovered. The majority of effort on this task has focused on oxytocin and dopamine interactions in the nucleus accumbens core (NAcc). The NAcc is a key neural substrate in relapse and oxytocin administration in the NAcc reduces reinstatement to methamphetamine cues. Further, the NAcc has strong glutamatergic innervation from numerous regions including the prefrontal cortex (PFC)...
March 16, 2018: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550550/lactulose-attenuates-meth-induced-neurotoxicity-by-alleviating-the-impaired-autophagy-stabilizing-the-perturbed-antioxidant-system-and-suppressing-apoptosis-in-rat-striatum
#13
Xiao-Li Xie, Jie-Tao He, Zheng-Tao Wang, Huan-Qin Xiao, Wen-Tao Zhou, Si-Hao Du, Ye Xue, Qi Wang
Methamphetamine (METH) is a widely abused psychostimulant. Lactulose is a non-absorbable sugar, which effectively decreases METH-induced neurotoxicity in rat. However, the exact mechanisms need further investigation. In this study, 5-week-old male Sprague Dawley rats received METH (15 mg/kg, 8 intraperitoneal injections, 12-hour interval) or saline and received lactulose (5.3 g/kg, oral gavage, 12-hour interval) or vehicle 2 days prior to the METH administration. Compared to the control group, in the METH alone group, cytoplasmic vacuolar degeneration in hepatocytes, higher levels of alanine transaminase, aspartate transaminase and ammonia, overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and increase of superoxide dismutase activity in the blood were observed...
March 14, 2018: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545857/expression-of-micrornas-in-the-serum-exosomes-of-methamphetamine-dependent-rats-vs-ketamine-dependent-rats
#14
Hancheng Li, Chan Li, Yuting Zhou, Chaohua Luo, Jingying Ou, Jing Li, Zhixian Mo
Drug abuse is a public health and social problem. A number of studies have reported that drug addiction is associated with microRNAs (miRNAs). By comparing the expression of miRNAs in the serum exosomes of methamphetamine-dependent and ketamine-dependent rats, the aim of the present study was to provide insights into the miRNA-mediated associations between the two groups. Published results on conditioned place preference (CPP) in rats conditioned by methamphetamine and ketamine were replicated. The expression of miRNAs in serum exosomes were determined by gene-chip sequencing...
April 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29501631/methamphetamine-binge-administration-during-late-adolescence-induced-enduring-hippocampal-cell-damage-following-prolonged-withdrawal-in-rats
#15
Rubén García-Cabrerizo, Cristian Bis-Humbert, M Julia García-Fuster
A recent study from our laboratory demonstrated that binge methamphetamine induced hippocampal cell damage (i.e., impaired cell genesis) in rats when administered specifically during late adolescence (postnatal day, PND 54-57) and evaluated 24 h later (PND 58). The results also suggested a possible role for brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) regulating cell genesis and survival. This subsequent study evaluated whether these effects persisted in time as measured following prolonged withdrawal. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were treated (i...
May 2018: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29492824/inflammasome-activation-by-methamphetamine-potentiates-lipopolysaccharide-stimulation-of-il-1%C3%AE-production-in-microglia
#16
Enquan Xu, Jianuo Liu, Han Liu, Xiaobei Wang, Huangui Xiong
Methamphetamine (Meth) is an addictive psychostimulant abused worldwide. Ample evidence indicate that chronic abuse of Meth induces neurotoxicity via microglia-associated neuroinflammation and the activated microglia present in both Meth-administered animals and human abusers. The development of anti-neuroinflammation as a therapeutic strategy against Meth dependence promotes research to identify inflammatory pathways that are specifically tied to Meth-induced neurotoxicity. Currently, the exact mechanisms for Meth-induced microglia activation are largely unknown...
June 2018: Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: the Official Journal of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29476897/sex-dependent-modification-by-chronic-caffeine-of-acute-methamphetamine-effects-on-anxiety-related-behavior-in-rats
#17
Robert N Hughes, Jennifer J Hamilton
For fourteen days, male and female PVG/c hooded rats were provided continuously with either pure drinking water, or water containing caffeine in a quantity approximating a daily dose of 31.1 mg/kg. Then at intervals of 3 days, they were administered 1, 2 mg/kg methamphetamine (MA) or saline before being tested for anxiety-related behavior in a zero maze or a light/dark box, or their short-term spatial memory was assessed in a Y maze following introduction of a novel brightness change in one of the arms...
June 1, 2018: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29475448/protective-and-restorative-effects-of-the-traditional-chinese-medicine-jitai-tablet-against-methamphetamine-induced-dopaminergic-neurotoxicity
#18
Shasha Xu, Shaoang Tu, Jinlong Gao, Jia Liu, Zhirui Guo, Jinming Zhang, Xingdang Liu, Jianhui Liang, Yiyun Huang, Mei Han
BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine (METH) is a psychostimulant with high abuse liability that affects the monoamine neurotransmitter systems, particularly the dopamine system. Currently there are no effective medications for the treatment of METH abuse to restore METH-induced dopaminergic dysfunction. The Jitai tablet (JTT), a commercial traditional Chinese medicinal preparation, has been shown to modulate the dopaminergic function both in heroin addicts and in morphine-dependent rats. The purpose of this study was to investigate, in a rodent model, whether JTT can protect against METH-induced neurotoxicity, and/or restore METH-damaged dopaminergic function...
February 23, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452175/replacement-treatment-during-extinction-training-with-the-atypical-dopamine-uptake-inhibitor-jhw-007-reduces-relapse-to-methamphetamine-seeking
#19
Ashlea F Dassanayake, Juan J Canales
There are currently no approved medications to effectively counteract the effects of methamphetamine (METH), reduce its abuse and prolong abstinence from it. Data accumulated in recent years have shown that a range of N-substituted benztropine (BZT) analogues possesses psychopharmacological features consistent with those of a potential replacement or "substitute" treatment for stimulant addiction. On the other hand, the evidence that antidepressant therapy may effectively prevent relapse to stimulant seeking is controversial...
April 3, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440309/phosphodiesterase-2a-inhibitor-tak-915-ameliorates-cognitive-impairments-and-social-withdrawal-in-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-antagonist-induced-rat-models-of-schizophrenia
#20
Masato Nakashima, Haruka Imada, Eri Shiraishi, Yuki Ito, Noriko Suzuki, Maki Miyamoto, Takahiko Taniguchi, Hiroki Iwashita
The pathophysiology of schizophrenia has been associated with glutamatergic dysfunction. Modulation of the glutamatergic signaling pathway, including N -methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptors, can provide a new therapeutic target for schizophrenia. Phosphodiesterase 2A (PDE2A) is highly expressed in the forebrain, and is a dual substrate enzyme that hydrolyzes both cAMP and cGMP, which play pivotal roles as intracellular second messengers downstream of NMDA receptors. Here we characterize the in vivo pharmacological profile of a selective and brain-penetrant PDE2A inhibitor, ( N -{(1 S )-1-[3-fluoro-4-(trifluoromethoxy)phenyl]-2-methoxyethyl}-7-methoxy-2-oxo-2,3-dihydropyrido[2,3- b ]pyrazine-4(1 H )-carboxamide) (TAK-915) as a novel treatment of schizophrenia...
April 2018: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
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