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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183178/mimicking-horseradish-peroxidase-and-nadh-peroxidase-by-heterogeneous-cu-2-modified-graphene-oxide-nanoparticles
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Shan Wang, Rémi Cazelles, Wei-Ching Liao, Margarita Vázquez-González, Amani Zoabi, Raed Abu-Reziq, Itamar Willner
Cu(2+)-ion-modified graphene oxide nanoparticles, Cu(2+)-GO NPs, act as a heterogeneous catalyst mimicking functions of horseradish peroxidase, HRP, and of NADH peroxidase. The Cu(2+)-GO NPs catalyze the oxidation of dopamine to aminochrome by H2O2 and catalyze the generation of chemiluminescence in the presence of luminol and H2O2. The Cu(2+)-GO NPs provide an active material for the chemiluminescence detection of H2O2 and allow the probing of the activity of H2O2-generating oxidases and the detection of their substrates...
February 14, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153305/synthesis-of-pb-nanowires-au-nanoparticles-nanostructure-decorated-with-reduced-graphene-oxide-for-electrochemical-sensing
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Wenhao Dong, Yipeng Ren, Yanyan Zhang, Yuan Chen, Cong Zhang, Zhixue Bai, Rui Ma, Qiang Chen
Graphene sheets are a sp(2)-hybridized carbon material that offer extraordinary electrical conductivity and excellent thermal and mechanical properties. They are expected to find use in a wide variety of applications. In this study, a new novel electrocatalyst, a Pb nanowires-Au nanoparticles nanocomposite decorated with reduced graphene oxide (rGO-Pb NWs-Au NPs), was successfully synthesized by an effective and simple approach. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Raman spectroscopy were employed to observe the as-prepared nanomaterial...
April 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142338/toxicity-assessment-of-molindone-hydrochloride-a-dopamine-d2-d5-receptor-antagonist-in-juvenile-and-adult-rats
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Gopala Krishna, Gopa Gopalakrishnan, Saryu Goel
Neuroleptic drug molindone hydrochloride is a dopamine D2/D5 receptor antagonist and it is in late stage development for the treatment of impulsive aggression in children and adolescents who have attention deficient/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This new indication for this drug would expand the target population to include younger patients, and therefore, toxicity assessments in juvenile animals were undertaken in order to determine susceptibility differences, if any, between this age group and the adult rats...
January 31, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117839/the-genetic-overlap-between-mood-disorders-and-cardiometabolic-diseases-a-systematic-review-of-genome-wide-and-candidate-gene-studies
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REVIEW
A T Amare, K O Schubert, M Klingler-Hoffmann, S Cohen-Woods, B T Baune
Meta-analyses of genome-wide association studies (meta-GWASs) and candidate gene studies have identified genetic variants associated with cardiovascular diseases, metabolic diseases and mood disorders. Although previous efforts were successful for individual disease conditions (single disease), limited information exists on shared genetic risk between these disorders. This article presents a detailed review and analysis of cardiometabolic diseases risk (CMD-R) genes that are also associated with mood disorders...
January 24, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108358/neurochemical-and-metabolic-effects-of-acute-and-chronic-alcohol-in-the-human-brain-studies-with-positron-emission-tomography
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REVIEW
Nora D Volkow, Corinde E Wiers, Ehsan Shokri-Kojori, Dardo Tomasi, Gene-Jack Wang, Ruben Baler
The use of Positron emission tomography (PET) to study the effects of acute and chronic alcohol on the human brain has enhanced our understanding of the mechanisms underlying alcohol's rewarding effects, the neuroadaptations from chronic exposure that contribute to tolerance and withdrawal, and the changes in fronto-striatal circuits that lead to loss of control and enhanced motivation to drink that characterize alcohol use disorders (AUD). These include studies showing that alcohol's reinforcing effects may result not only from its enhancement of dopaminergic, GABAergic and opioid signaling but also from its caloric properties...
January 18, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092083/role-of-dopamine-d2-d3-receptors-in-development-plasticity-and-neuroprotection-in-human-ipsc-derived-midbrain-dopaminergic-neurons
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Federica Bono, Paola Savoia, Adele Guglielmi, Massimo Gennarelli, Giovanna Piovani, Sandra Sigala, Damiana Leo, Stefano Espinoza, Raul R Gainetdinov, Paola Devoto, PierFranco Spano, Cristina Missale, Chiara Fiorentini
The role of dopamine D2 and D3 receptors (D2R/D3R), located on midbrain dopaminergic (DA) neurons, in the regulation of DA synthesis and release and in DA neuron homeostasis has been extensively investigated in rodent animal models. By contrast, the properties of D2R/D3R in human DA neurons have not been elucidated yet. On this line, the use of human-induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) for producing any types of cells has offered the innovative opportunity for investigating the human neuronal phenotypes at the molecular levels...
January 14, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090348/changes-in-hba1c-and-circulating-and-adipose-tissue-androgen-levels-in-overweight-obese-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-in-response-to-electroacupuncture
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E Stener-Victorin, M Maliqueo, M Soligo, V Protto, L Manni, E Jerlhag, M Kokosar, A Sazonova, C J Behre, M Lind, C Ohlsson, K Højlund, A Benrick
AIM: Insulin sensitivity is ~40% lower in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) than in controls. We tested the hypothesis that 5 weeks of electroacupuncture treatment improves glucose regulation and androgen levels in overweight/obese women with PCOS. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seventeen women with PCOS, aged 18 to 38 years, with a body mass index (BMI) ≥25 kg/m(2) and diagnosed with PCOS were included in this experimental and feasibility study and subjected to five weeks of electroacupuncture treatments three times/week...
December 2016: Obesity Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049057/nanoporous-pdcu-alloy-as-an-excellent-electrochemical-sensor-for-h2o2-and-glucose-detection
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Hongxiao Yang, Zhihong Wang, Chencan Li, Caixia Xu
Nanoporous (NP) PdCu alloy is easily fabricated by dealloying PdCuAl ternary alloy in dilute sulfuric acid. Selectively dissolving Al from PdCuAl alloy generates the three-dimensional uniform nanosponge architecture with narrow ligament size distribution. Benefitting from the unique nanoporous architecture and the alloying effect, the as-made NP-PdCu exhibits outstanding sensing performance towards the detection of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and glucose. Compared with NP-Pd and commercial Pd/C catalysts, the NP-PdCu alloy presents high sensitivity, wide linear range of 0...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007490/gut-brain-nutrient-sensing-in-food-reward
#9
Ari Shechter, Gary J Schwartz
For the past several decades, vagal and hormonal gut-brain negative feedback signaling mechanisms that promote satiety and subsequent suppression of food intake have been explored. In addition, a separate positive feedback process termed "appetition," involving postoral signaling from the gut to the brain, has been shown to promote food intake and produce flavor-nutrient preference conditioning. Afferent fibers emerging from the vagus nerve form the main pathway by which information is relayed from the abdominal viscera to the hindbrain and eventually other higher brain regions involved in food intake...
December 20, 2016: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995639/glucose-rich-diet-aggravates-monocrotophos-induced-dopaminergic-neuronal-dysfunction-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Chinnu Salim, P S Rajini
The present study aimed to obtain insights into the mechanism(s) by which glucose-rich diet aggravates monocrotophos (MCP)-induced dopaminergic neuronal dysfunction in Caenorhabditis elegans. In this study, we exposed three different strains of worms (wild-type N2, CB1112 (cat-2(e1112)II, tyrosine hydroxylase-deficient mutant, catecholamine absent) and the transgenic BZ555 (egls1-dat-1p::green fluorescent protein [GFP]) (in which bright GFP is tagged to the dopamine neuronal soma and processes) grown and maintained in normal nematode growth medium or 2% glucose enriched-nematode growth medium to MCP (0...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988368/conditioned-flavor-preferences-in-animals-merging-pharmacology-brain-sites-and-genetic-variance
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Richard J Bodnar
The elucidation of the behavioral, neurochemical, neuroanatomical and genetic substrates mediating the development of conditioned flavor preferences (CFP) is one of the multi-faceted scientific contributions that Dr. Anthony Sclafani has made to the study of food intake. This review summarizes the results of thirty-five publications over nearly twenty years of collaborations between the Sclafani and Bodnar laboratories. This includes the different approaches employed to study the orosensory (flavor-flavor) and post-ingestive (flavor-nutrient) processes underlying CFP including its acquisition (learning) and expression...
December 14, 2016: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984698/simultaneous-voltammetric-measurements-of-glucose-and-dopamine-demonstrate-the-coupling-of-glucose-availability-with-increased-metabolic-demand-in-the-rat-striatum
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Samantha K Smith, Christie A Lee, Matthew E Dausch, Brian M Horman, Heather B Patisaul, Gregory S McCarty, Leslie A Sombers
Cerebral blood flow ensures delivery of nutrients, such as glucose, to brain sites with increased metabolic demand. However, little is known about rapid glucose dynamics at discrete locations during neuronal activation in vivo. Acute exposure to many substances of abuse elicits dopamine release and neuronal activation in the striatum; however, the concomitant changes in striatal glucose remain largely unknown. Recent developments have combined fast-scan cyclic voltammetry with glucose oxidase enzyme modified carbon-fiber microelectrodes to enable the measurement of glucose dynamics with subsecond temporal resolution in the mammalian brain...
January 17, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979380/central-administration-of-neuropeptide-y-differentially-regulates-monoamines-and-corticosterone-in-heat-exposed-fed-and-fasted-chicks
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Mohammad A Bahry, Vishwajit S Chowdhury, Hui Yang, Phuong V Tran, Phong H Do, Guofeng Han, Hiromi Ikeda, John F Cockrem, Mitsuhiro Furuse
Recently, we demonstrated that brain neuropeptide Y (NPY) mRNA expression was increased in heat exposed chicks. However, the functions of brain NPY during heat stress are unknown. This study was conducted to investigate whether centrally administered NPY affects food intake, rectal temperature, monoamines, stress hormones and plasma metabolites in chicks under high ambient temperatures (HT). Five or six-day-old chicks were centrally injected with 0, 188 or 375pmol of NPY and exposed to either HT (35±1°C) or a control thermoneutral temperature (CT; 30±1°C) for 3h whilst fed or fasted...
December 6, 2016: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966885/high-fat-diet-induced-deficits-in-dopamine-terminal-function-are-reversed-by-restoring-insulin-signaling
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Steve C Fordahl, Sara R Jones
Systemically released insulin crosses the blood-brain barrier and binds to insulin receptors on several neural cell types, including dopaminergic neurons. Insulin has been shown to decrease dopamine neuron firing in the ventral tegmental area (VTA), but potentiate release and reuptake at dopamine terminals in the nucleus accumbens (NAc). Here we show that prolonged consumption of a high fat diet blocks insulin's effects in the NAc, but insulin's effects are restored by inhibiting protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B, which supports insulin receptor signaling...
January 3, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914942/is-there-a-role-for-ghrelin-in-central-dopaminergic-systems-focus-on-nigrostriatal-and-mesocorticolimbic-pathways
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REVIEW
Alicia Stievenard, Mathieu Méquinion, Zane B Andrews, Alain Destée, Marie-Christine Chartier-Harlin, Odile Viltart, Christel C Vanbesien-Mailliot
The gastro-intestinal peptide ghrelin has been assigned many functions. These include appetite regulation, energy metabolism, glucose homeostasis, intestinal motility, anxiety, memory or neuroprotection. In the last decade, this pleiotropic peptide has been proposed as a therapeutic agent in gastroparesis for diabetes and in cachexia for cancer. Ghrelin and its receptor, which is expressed throughout the brain, play an important role in motivation and reward. Ghrelin finely modulates the mesencephalic dopaminergic signaling and is thus currently studied in pathological conditions including dopamine-related disorders...
February 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893588/suite-pet-ct-neuroimaging-for-the-diagnosis-of-parkinson-s-disease-statistical-parametric-mapping-analysis
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Ruimin Wang, Baixuan Xu, Zhe Guo, Tong Chen, Jinming Zhang, Yingmao Chen, Haiyan Zhu
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the topographical distribution of dopamine transporter (DAT), dopamine D2 receptor, and glucose metabolism in Parkinson's disease (PD) using PET/computed tomography (CT) scanning and statistical parametric mapping (SPM) analysis. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Seventy-four patients (58 PD patients and 16 normal controls) underwent DAT, D2 receptor, and glucose brain PET/CT scans using C-methyl-N-2-β-carbomethoxy-3-β-(4-fluorophenyl) tropane (C-β-CFT), C-raclopride (C-RAC), and fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) radiotracers for the respective scans...
February 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871607/highly-sensitive-determination-of-atropine-using-cobalt-oxide-nanostructures-influence-of-functional-groups-on-the-signal-sensitivity
#17
Razium Ali Soomro, Ayman Nafady, Keith Richard Hallam, Sana Jawaid, Abdullah Al Enizi, Syed Tufail Hussain Sherazi, Sirajuddin, Zafar Hussain Ibupoto, Magnus Willander
This study describes sensitive determination of atropine using glassy carbon electrodes (GCE) modified with Co3O4 nanostructures. The as-synthesised nanostructures were grown using cysteine (CYS), glutathione (GSH) and histidine (HYS) as effective templates under hydrothermal action. The obtained morphologies revealed interesting structural features, including both cavity-based and flower-shaped structures. The as-synthesised morphologies were noted to actively participate in electro-catalysis of atropine (AT) drug where GSH-assisted structures exhibited the best signal response in terms of current density and over-potential value...
December 15, 2016: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864352/single-cell-transcriptomes-identify-human-islet-cell-signatures-and-reveal-cell-type-specific-expression-changes-in-type-2-diabetes
#18
Nathan Lawlor, Joshy George, Mohan Bolisetty, Romy Kursawe, Lili Sun, V Sivakamasundari, Ina Kycia, Paul Robson, Michael L Stitzel
Blood glucose levels are tightly controlled by the coordinated action of at least four cell types constituting pancreatic islets. Changes in the proportion and/or function of these cells are associated with genetic and molecular pathophysiology of monogenic, type 1, and type 2 (T2D) diabetes. Cellular heterogeneity impedes precise understanding of the molecular components of each islet cell type that govern islet (dys)function, particularly the less abundant delta and gamma/pancreatic polypeptide (PP) cells...
February 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864139/evening-and-morning-peroxiredoxin-2-redox-oligomeric-state-changes-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-red-blood-cells-correlation-with-polysomnographic-and-metabolic-parameters
#19
Amélia Feliciano, Fátima Vaz, Vukosava M Torres, Cristina Valentim-Coelho, Rita Silva, Vesna Prosinecki, Bruno M Alexandre, Ana S Carvalho, Rune Matthiesen, Atul Malhotra, Paula Pinto, Cristina Bárbara, Deborah Penque
We have examined the effects of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) on red blood cell (RBC) proteome variation at evening/morning day time to uncover new insights into OSA-induced RBC dysfunction that may lead to OSA manifestations. Dysregulated proteins mainly fall in the group of catalytic enzymes, stress response and redox regulators such as peroxiredoxin 2 (PRDX2). Validation assays confirmed that at morning the monomeric/dimeric forms of PRDX2 were more overoxidized in OSA RBC compared to evening samples. Six month of positive airway pressure (PAP) treatment decreased this overoxidation and generated multimeric overoxidized forms associated with chaperone/transduction signaling activity of PRDX2...
February 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844089/-biomarkers-for-dementia-and-other-neurodegenerative-diseases-current-developments
#20
J Wiltfang, P Lewczuk, M Otto
Cerebrospinal fluid-based neurochemical dementia diagnostics (CSF-NDD) support the early and differential diagnosis of dementia, most importantly the diagnosis of early or preclinical Alzheimer's dementia (AD). Meanwhile CSF-NDD are now recommended for improved exclusion and positive diagnostics of AD by the German national neuropsychiatry S3 dementia guidelines ( www.DGPPN.de ). Meta-analyses of independent international multicenter studies have shown that a combined CSF analysis of amyloid-beta 1-42 (Aβ 1-42, decreased), total tau proteins (increased) and phospho-tau proteins (increased) offers a sensitivity and specificity of 80-90 % for the early and differential diagnosis of AD (AD versus all other)...
December 2016: Der Nervenarzt
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