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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427371/cause-or-compensation-altered-neuronal-ca2-handling-in-huntington-s-disease
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REVIEW
James P Mackay, Wissam B Nassrallah, Lynn A Raymond
Huntington's disease (HD) is a hereditary neurodegenerative disorder of typically middle-aged onset for which there is no disease-modifying treatment. Caudate and putamen medium-sized spiny projection neurons (SPNs) most severely degenerate in HD. However, it is unclear why mutant huntingtin protein (mHTT) is preferentially toxic to these neurons or why symptoms manifest only relatively late in life. mHTT interacts with numerous neuronal proteins. Likewise, multiple SPN cellular processes have been described as altered in various HD models...
February 9, 2018: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425730/high-and-low-nightly-running-behavior-associates-with-nucleus-accumbens-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-nmdar-nr1-subunit-expression-and-nmdar-functional-differences
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Kolter B Grigsby, Cathleen M Kovarik, George E Rottinghaus, Frank W Booth
The extent to which N-Methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors facilitate the motivation to voluntarily wheel-run in rodents has yet to be determined. In so, we utilized female Wistar rats selectively bred to voluntarily run high (HVR) and low (LVR) nightly distances in order to examine if endogenous differences in nucleus accumbens (NAc) NMDA receptor expression and function underlies the propensity for high or low motivation to voluntarily wheel-run. 12-14 week old HVR and LVR females were used to examine: 1.) NAc mRNA and protein expression of NMDA subunits NR1, NR2A and NR2B; 2...
February 6, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425490/fast-spiking-interneurons-supply-feedforward-control-of-bursting-calcium-and-plasticity-for-efficient-learning
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Scott F Owen, Joshua D Berke, Anatol C Kreitzer
Fast-spiking interneurons (FSIs) are a prominent class of forebrain GABAergic cells implicated in two seemingly independent network functions: gain control and network plasticity. Little is known, however, about how these roles interact. Here, we use a combination of cell-type-specific ablation, optogenetics, electrophysiology, imaging, and behavior to describe a unified mechanism by which striatal FSIs control burst firing, calcium influx, and synaptic plasticity in neighboring medium spiny projection neurons (MSNs)...
February 8, 2018: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422839/exercise-induced-fatigue-impairs-bidirectional-corticostriatal-synaptic-plasticity
#4
Jing Ma, Huimin Chen, Xiaoli Liu, Lingtao Zhang, Decai Qiao
Exercise-induced fatigue (EF) is a ubiquitous phenomenon in sports competition and training. It can impair athletes' motor skill execution and cognition. Corticostriatal synaptic plasticity is considered to be the cellular mechanism of movement control and motor learning. However, the effect of EF on corticostriatal synaptic plasticity remains elusive. In the present study, using field excitatory postsynaptic potential recording, we found that the corticostriatal long-term potentiation (LTP) and long-term depression (LTD) were both impaired in EF mice...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417763/combined-treatment-with-a-selective-pde10a-inhibitor-tak-063-and-either-haloperidol-or-olanzapine-at-subeffective-doses-produces-potent-antipsychotic-like-effects-without-affecting-plasma-prolactin-levels-and-cataleptic-responses-in-rodents
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Kazunori Suzuki, Akina Harada, Hirobumi Suzuki, Clizia Capuani, Annarosa Ugolini, Mauro Corsi, Haruhide Kimura
Activation of indirect pathway medium spiny neurons (MSNs) via promotion of cAMP production is the principal mechanism of action of current antipsychotics with dopamine D2 receptor antagonism. TAK-063 [1-[2-fluoro-4-(1H-pyrazol-1-yl)phenyl]-5-methoxy-3-(1-phenyl-1H-pyrazol-5-yl)pyridazin-4(1H)-one] is a novel phosphodiesterase 10A inhibitor that activates both direct and indirect pathway MSNs through increasing both cAMP and cGMP levels by inhibition of their degradation. The activation of indirect pathway MSNs through the distinct mechanism of action of these drugs raises the possibility of augmented pharmacological effects by combination therapy...
February 2018: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403030/striatal-neurons-directly-converted-from-huntington-s-disease-patient-fibroblasts-recapitulate-age-associated-disease-phenotypes
#6
Matheus B Victor, Michelle Richner, Hannah E Olsen, Seong Won Lee, Alejandro M Monteys, Chunyu Ma, Christine J Huh, Bo Zhang, Beverly L Davidson, X William Yang, Andrew S Yoo
In Huntington's disease (HD), expansion of CAG codons in the huntingtin gene (HTT) leads to the aberrant formation of protein aggregates and the differential degeneration of striatal medium spiny neurons (MSNs). Modeling HD using patient-specific MSNs has been challenging, as neurons differentiated from induced pluripotent stem cells are free of aggregates and lack an overt cell death phenotype. Here we generated MSNs from HD patient fibroblasts through microRNA-based direct neuronal conversion, bypassing the induction of pluripotency and retaining age signatures of the original fibroblasts...
February 5, 2018: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392776/a-homozygous-loss-of-function-mutation-in-pde2a-associated-to-early-onset-hereditary-chorea
#7
Vincenzo Salpietro, Belen Perez-Dueñas, Kosuke Nakashima, Victoria San Antonio-Arce, Andreea Manole, Stephanie Efthymiou, Jana Vandrovcova, Conceicao Bettencourt, Niccolò E Mencacci, Christine Klein, Michy P Kelly, Ceri H Davies, Haruhide Kimura, Alfons Macaya, Henry Houlden
BACKGROUND: We investigated a family that presented with an infantile-onset chorea-predominant movement disorder, negative for NKX2-1, ADCY5, and PDE10A mutations. METHODS: Phenotypic characterization and trio whole-exome sequencing was carried out in the family. RESULTS: We identified a homozygous mutation affecting the GAF-B domain of the 3',5'-cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase PDE2A gene (c.1439A>G; p.Asp480Gly) as the candidate novel genetic cause of chorea in the proband...
February 2, 2018: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29377365/neonatal-exposure-to-estradiol-increases-dopaminergic-transmission-in-nucleus-accumbens-and-morphine-induced-conditioned-place-preference-in-adult-female-rats
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Christian Bonansco, Jonathan Martínez-Pinto, Roxana A Silva, Victoria B Velásquez, Andrés Martorell, Mónica V Selva, Pedro Espinosa, Pablo R Moya, Gonzalo Cruz, María Estela Andrés, Ramón Sotomayor-Zárate
Steroid sex hormones produce physiological effects in reproductive tissues and also in non-reproductive tissues such as the brain, particularly in cortical, limbic and midbrain areas. Dopamine (DA) neurons involved in processes such as prolactin secretion (tuberoinfundibular system), motor circuit regulation (nigrostriatal system) and driving of motivated behavior (mesocorticolimbic system), are specially regulated by sex hormones. Indeed, sex hormones promote neurochemical and behavioral effects induced by drugs of abuse by tuning midbrain DA neurons in adult animals...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29374282/the-altered-supramolecular-structure-of-dopamine-d2-receptors-in-disc1-deficient-mice
#9
Taichi Onishi, Hirokazu Sakamoto, Shigeyuki Namiki, Kenzo Hirose
Disc1 is a susceptibility gene for psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia. It has been suggested that excess transmission through dopamine type 2 receptors (D2Rs) in the striatum is an underlying mechanism of pathogenesis. In this study, we used super-resolution microscopy to study the distribution of D2Rs at the nanoscale in mice lacking exons 2 and 3 of Disc1 (Disc1-deficient mice). We found that D2Rs in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) of wild-type mice form nanoclusters (~ 20,000 nm2), and that Disc1-deficient mice have larger and more D2R nanoclusters than wild-type mice...
January 26, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29361665/nucleus-accumbens-core-medium-spiny-neuron-electrophysiological-properties-and-partner-preference-behavior-in-the-adult-male-prairie-vole-microtus-ochrogaster
#10
Jaime A Willett, Ashlyn G Johnson, Andrea R Vogel, Heather B Patisaul, Lisa A McGraw, John Meitzen
Medium spiny neurons (MSNs) in the nucleus accumbens have long been implicated in the neurobiological mechanisms that underlie numerous social and motivated behaviors as studied in rodents such as rats. Recently, the prairie vole has emerged as an important model animal for studying social behaviors, particularly regarding monogamy due to their ability to form pair bonds. However, to our knowledge, no study has assessed intrinsic vole MSN electrophysiological properties, or tested how these properties vary with the strength of the pair bond between partnered voles...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359916/functional-modulation-of-voltage-gated-sodium-channels-by-a-fgf14-based-peptidomimetic
#11
Syed R Ali, Zhiqing Liu, Miroslav N Nenov, Oluwarotimi Folorunso, Aditya Kumar Singh, Federico Scala, Haiying Chen, T F James, Musaad Alshammari, Neli I Panova-Elektronova, Mark Andrew White, Jia Zhou, Fernanda Laezza
Protein:protein interactions (PPI) offer unexploited opportunities for CNS drug discovery and neurochemical probe development. Here, we present ZL181, a novel peptidomimetic targeting the PPI interface of the voltage-gated Na+ channel Nav1.6 and its regulatory protein fibroblast growth factor 14 (FGF14). ZL181 binds to FGF14 and inhibits its interaction with the Nav1.6 channel C-tail. In HEK-Nav1.6 expressing cells, ZL181 acts synergistically with FGF14 to suppress Nav1.6 current density and to slow kinetics of fast inactivation, but antagonizes FGF14 modulation of steady-state inactivation that is regulated by the N-terminal tail of the protein...
January 23, 2018: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352267/differential-susceptibility-of-striatal-hippocampal-and-cortical-neurons-to-caspase-6
#12
Anastasia Noël, Libin Zhou, Bénédicte Foveau, P Jesper Sjöström, Andréa C LeBlanc
Active cysteinyl protease Caspase-6 is associated with early Alzheimer and Huntington diseases. Higher entorhinal cortex and hippocampal Caspase-6 levels correlate with lower cognitive performance in aged humans. Caspase-6 induces axonal degeneration in human primary neuron cultures and causes inflammation and neurodegeneration in mouse hippocampus, and age-dependent memory impairment. To assess whether Caspase-6 causes damage to another neuronal system, a transgenic knock-in mouse overexpressing a self-activated form of Caspase-6 five-fold in the striatum, the area affected in Huntington disease, and 2...
January 19, 2018: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318783/tak-063-a-novel-pde10a-inhibitor-with-balanced-activation-of-direct-and-indirect-pathways-provides-a-unique-opportunity-for-the-treatment-of-schizophrenia
#13
REVIEW
Kazunori Suzuki, Haruhide Kimura
The basal ganglia regulates motor, cognitive, and emotional behaviors. Dysfunction of dopamine system in this area is implicated in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia characterized by positive symptoms, negative symptoms, and cognitive deficits. Medium spiny neurons (MSNs) are principal output neurons of striatum in the basal ganglia. Similar to current antipsychotics with dopamine D2 receptor antagonism or partial agonism, phosphodiesterase 10A (PDE10A) inhibitors activate indirect pathway MSNs, leading to the expectation of therapeutic potential for the treatment of psychosis...
January 9, 2018: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314192/parvalbumin-producing-striatal-interneurons-receive-excitatory-inputs-onto-proximal-dendrites-from-the-motor-thalamus-in-male-mice
#14
Yasutake Nakano, Fuyuki Karube, Yasuharu Hirai, Kenta Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Hioki, Shinichiro Okamoto, Hiroshi Kameda, Fumino Fujiyama
In rodents, the dorsolateral striatum regulates voluntary movement by integrating excitatory inputs from the motor-related cerebral cortex and thalamus to produce contingent inhibitory output to other basal ganglia nuclei. Striatal parvalbumin (PV)-producing interneurons receiving this excitatory input then inhibit medium spiny neurons (MSNs) and modify their outputs. To understand basal ganglia function in motor control, it is important to reveal the precise synaptic organization of motor-related cortical and thalamic inputs to striatal PV interneurons...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298990/gsk3%C3%AE-negatively-regulates-trax-a-scaffold-protein-implicated-in-mental-disorders-for-nhej-mediated-dna-repair-in-neurons
#15
Ting Chien, Yu-Ting Weng, Shu-Yung Chang, Hsing-Lin Lai, Feng-Lan Chiu, Hung-Chih Kuo, De-Maw Chuang, Yijuang Chern
Translin-associated protein X (TRAX) is a scaffold protein with various functions and has been associated with mental illnesses, including schizophrenia. We have previously demonstrated that TRAX interacts with a Gsα protein-coupled receptor, the A2A adenosine receptor (A2AR), and mediates the function of this receptor in neuritogenesis. In addition, stimulation of the A2AR markedly ameliorates DNA damage evoked by elevated oxidative stress in neurons derived from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Here, we report that glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta (GSK3β) and disrupted-in-schizophrenia 1 (DISC1) are two novel interacting proteins of TRAX...
January 3, 2018: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289718/a-high-fat-high-sugar-western-diet-alters-dorsal-striatal-glutamate-opioid-and-dopamine-transmission-in-mice
#16
Brandon M Fritz, Braulio Muñoz, Fuqin Yin, Casey Bauchle, Brady K Atwood
Understanding neuroadaptations involved in obesity is critical for developing new approaches to treatment. Diet-induced neuroadaptations within the dorsal striatum have the capacity to drive excessive food seeking and consumption. Five week old C57BL/6J mice consumed a high-fat, high-sugar 'western diet' (WD) or a control 'standard diet' (SD) for 16 weeks. Weight gain, glucose tolerance, and insulin tolerance were measured to confirm an obese-like state. Following these 16 weeks, electrophysiological recordings were made from medium spiny neurons (MSNs) in the medial (DMS) and lateral (DLS) portions of dorsal striatum to evaluate diet effects on neuronal excitability and synaptic plasticity...
December 28, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289596/neuronal-activity-pattern-defects-in-the-striatum-in-awake-mouse-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#17
Hui Chen, Huimeng Lei, Qunyuan Xu
Previous studies showed the loss of dopaminergic neurons directly leads to both changes in firing rate and neuronal synchrony in the striatum by pharmacogenetic approach, but physiological observation of striatal neurons in awake animal is rare up to now due to the limitation of recording methods. We use multichannel in vivo recording system, to record the activity pattern of both medium spiny projecting neurons (MSNs) and fast spiking interneurons (FSIs) in awake mouse model of Parkinson's disease (PD), created by injection of 6-hydroxyl-dopamine (6-OHDA) into dorsolateral striatum bilaterally and unilaterally...
December 29, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281030/motor-learning-and-metaplasticity-in-striatal-neurons-relevance-for-parkinson-s-disease
#18
Nadia Giordano, Attilio Iemolo, Maria Mancini, Fabrizio Cacace, Maria De Risi, Emanuele Claudio Latagliata, Veronica Ghiglieri, Gian Carlo Bellenchi, Stefano Puglisi-Allegra, Paolo Calabresi, Barbara Picconi, Elvira De Leonibus
Nigro-striatal dopamine transmission is central to a wide range of neuronal functions, including skill learning, which is disrupted in several pathologies such as Parkinson's disease. The synaptic plasticity mechanisms, by which initial motor learning is stored for long time periods in striatal neurons, to then be gradually optimized upon subsequent training, remain unexplored. Addressing this issue is crucial to identify the synaptic and molecular mechanisms involved in striatal-dependent learning impairment in Parkinson's disease...
February 1, 2018: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248613/high-frequency-stimulation-induces-ltd-of-ampa-receptor-mediated-postsynaptic-responses-and-ltp-of-synaptically-evoked-firing-in-the-dorsolateral-striatum
#19
Olga Skiteva, Ning Yao, Mona Nouhi, Karima Chergui
In the striatum, long term potentiation (LTP) and long-term depression (LTD) of glutamatergic transmission are believed to underlie motor learning and are impaired in animal models of Parkinson's disease. High frequency stimulation (HFS) is often used to induce synaptic plasticity in the brain. In the striatum, the polarity of HFS-induced plasticity is influenced by the recording conditions, which can differ between various studies. Here, we examined the ability of HFS to induce synaptic plasticity in the dorsolateral striatum in the presence of extracellular Mg2+ ions, with no GABAA receptor blocker, and without membrane depolarization during HFS...
December 14, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241709/regulation-of-pleiotrophin-and-fyn-in-the-striatum-of-rats-undergoing-l-dopa-induced-dyskinesia
#20
Gimena Gomez, Mariano D Saborido, María A Bernardi, Oscar S Gershanik, Irene R Taravini, Juan E Ferrario
L-DOPA is the gold standard pharmacological therapy for symptomatic treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD), however, its long-term use is associated with the emergence of L-DOPA-induced dyskinesia (LID). Understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms of LID is crucial for the development of newer and more effective therapeutic approaches. In previous publications, we have shown that Pleiotrophin (PTN), a developmentally regulated trophic factor, is up-regulated by L-DOPA in the striatum of dopamine denervated rats...
December 11, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
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