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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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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...
November 30, 2016: 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...
November 28, 2016: 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
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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
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Nathan Lawlor, Joshy George, Mohan Bolisetty, Romy Kursawe, Lili Sun, Sivakamasundari V, 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 diabetes (T2D). Cellular heterogeneity impedes precise understanding of the molecular components of each islet cell type that govern islet dysfunction, particularly the less abundant delta and gamma/pancreatic polypeptide (PP) cells. Here, we report single cell transcriptomes for 638 cells from non-diabetic (ND) and T2D human islet samples...
November 18, 2016: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864139/evening-morning-peroxiredoxin-2-redox-oligomeric-state-changes-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-red-blood-cells-correlation-with-polysomnographic-and-metabolic-parameters
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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...
November 15, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844089/-biomarkers-for-dementia-and-other-neurodegenerative-diseases-current-developments
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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)...
November 14, 2016: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826106/differential-spread-of-anoxic-depolarization-contributes-to-the-pattern-of-neuronal-injury-after-oxygen-and-glucose-deprivation-ogd-in-the-substantia-nigra-in-rat-brain-slices
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Rashika N Karunasinghe, Angus C Grey, Ravindra Telang, Srdjan M Vlajkovic, Janusz Lipski
Anoxic depolarization (AD) is an acute event evoked by brain ischemia, involving a profound loss of cell membrane potential and swelling that spreads over susceptible parts of the gray matter. Its occurrence is a strong predictor of the severity of neuronal injury. Little is known about this event in the Substantia Nigra, a midbrain nucleus critical for motor control. We tested the effects of oxygen and glucose deprivation (OGD), an in vitro model of brain ischemia, in rat midbrain slices. AD developed within 4min from OGD onset and spread in the Substantia Nigra pars reticulata (SNr), but not through the Substantia Nigra pars compacta (SNc)...
November 5, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825820/the-upregulation-of-immune-responses-in-tyrosine-hydroxylase-th-silenced-litopenaeus-vannamei
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Ratchaneegorn Mapanao, Chin-Chyuan Chang, Winton Cheng
Catecholamines (CAs) play a crucial role in maintaining physiological and immune homeostasis in invertebrates and vertebrates under stressful conditions. Tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) is the first and rate-limiting enzyme in CA synthesis. To develop an effective CA-related immunological defense system against stress and pathogen infection, various criteria, were evaluated in TH double-stranded (ds) RNA-injected white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei. Specifically, the relative transcript quantification of TH, dopamine β-hydroxylase (DBH), crustacean hyperglycemic hormone (CHH), and other immune-related genes; TH activity in the haemolymph; and the estimation of l-dihydroxyphenylalanine (l-DOPA), glucose, and lactate levels in the haemolymph were examined...
February 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822713/dexamethasone-alters-the-appetite-regulation-via-induction-of-hypothalamic-insulin-resistance-in-rat-brain
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Ragitha Chruvattil, Shreya Banerjee, Sarmi Nath, Jatin Machhi, Gitika Kharkwal, Mange Ram Yadav, Sarita Gupta
Elevated levels of glucocorticoid, a steroid hormone released in response to stress, have been implicated in the pathophysiology of diabetes, which is now known to extend its effect on brain functions. Hence, we aimed to investigate the status of brain insulin signaling in response to dexamethasone (a synthetic glucocorticoid) treatment in female Charles Foster rat. This model exhibited pronounced hyperinsulinemia and glucose intolerance with loss in appetite and body weight. Immunoblotting of insulin receptor (INSR)-PI3kinase-AKT demonstrated reduced insulin signaling in hypothalamus but no change in hippocampus, cortex, and cerebellum in dexamethasone-treated rats as compared to vehicle-treated rats, signifying the diversity of distribution and function of insulin in different brain regions...
November 7, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802964/chronic-hyperprolactinemia-evoked-by-disruption-of-lactotrope-dopamine-d2-receptors-impacts-on-liver-and-adipocyte-genes-related-to-glucose-and-insulin-balance
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Guillermina Maria Luque, Felicitas Lopez-Vicchi, Ana Maria Ornstein, Belen Brie, Catalina De Winne, Esteban Fiore, Maria Ines Perez Millan, Guillermo Mazzolini, Marcelo Rubinstein, Damasia Becu-Villalobos
We studied the impact of high prolactin titers on liver and adipocyte gene expression related to glucose and insulin homeostasis, in correlation with obesity onset. To that end we used mutant female mice that selectively lack dopamine type 2 receptors (D2Rs) from pituitary lactotropes (lacDrd2KO) which have chronic high prolactin levels associated with increased body weight, marked increments in fat depots, adipocyte size, and serum lipids, a metabolic phenotype which intensifies with age. LacDrd2KO mice of two developmental ages, 5 and 10 months were used...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778639/hyperinsulinemia-and-insulin-resistance-in-dopamine-%C3%AE-hydroxylase-deficiency
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Amy C Arnold, Emily M Garland, Jorge E Celedonio, Satish R Raj, Naji N Abumrad, Italo Biaggioni, David Robertson, James M Luther, Cyndya A Shibao
CONTEXT: Dopamine β-hydroxylase (DBH) deficiency is a rare genetic disorder characterized by failure to convert dopamine into norepinephrine. These patients have absence of sympathetic adrenergic function, predisposing to orthostatic hypotension. DBH deficient mice exhibit hyperinsulinemia, lower plasma glucose levels, and insulin resistance due to loss of tonic sympathetic inhibition of insulin secretion. The impact of DBH deficiency on glucose homeostasis in humans is unknown. CASE DESCRIPTION: We describe the metabolic profile of an adolescent female DBH deficient patient...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749534/effects-of-cabergoline-on-blood-glucose-levels-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-a-double-blind-controlled-clinical-trial
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Adele Bahar, Zahra Kashi, Ezzatossadat Daneshpour, Ozra Akha, Shahram Ala
BACKGROUND: Cabergoline is a long-acting agonist of dopamine, which has a high affinity to dopamine receptors (type 2). Treatment using a dopaminergic agonist reduces hypothalamic stimulation that increases during liver gluconeogenesis, lipids synthesis, and insulin resistance. Our aim was to evaluate the effects of cabergoline on blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). METHODS: This study was a double-blind, controlled clinical trial in patients with type 2 DM...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745776/composite-resin-reinforced-with-silver-nanoparticles-laden-hydroxyapatite-nanowires-for-dental-application
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Miao Ai, Zhiyun Du, Siqi Zhu, Hongjuan Geng, Xu Zhang, Qing Cai, Xiaoping Yang
OBJECTIVE: The object is to find a functional one-dimensional nanofibrous filler for composite resin, which is able to provide both efficient reinforcement and high antibacterial activity. METHODS: Hydroxyapatite (HA) nanowires were synthesized via hydrothermal technique using calcium oleate as the precursor. Polydopamine (PDA)-coated HA (HA-PDA) nanowires were prepared by soaking HA nanowires in dopamine (DA) aqueous solution. Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs)-laden HA (HA-PDA-Ag) nanowires were prepared via reduction reaction by adding silver nitrate and glucose into HA-PDA suspensions in DI water...
October 10, 2016: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27724964/sinomenine-activates-astrocytic-dopamine-d2-receptors-and-alleviates-neuroinflammatory-injury-via-the-cryab-stat3-pathway-after-ischemic-stroke-in-mice
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Jing Qiu, Zhongjun Yan, Kai Tao, Yansong Li, Yuqian Li, Jingchen Li, Yushu Dong, Dayun Feng, Huisheng Chen
BACKGROUND: Astrocyte-mediated neuroinflammation plays a critical role in ischemic stroke-induced secondary cerebral injury. Previous studies have suggested that the dopamine D2 receptor (DRD2) acts as a key target in regulating the neuroinflammatory response. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms are still unknown, and effective DRD2 agonists are lacking. In the present study, we examined the anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects of sinomenine (Sino), a monomeric compound with potential immunoregulatory properties in nervous system...
October 10, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27719928/metabolomic-analyses-of-banana-during-postharvest-senescence-by-1-h-high-resolution-nmr
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Yunfei Yuan, Yupeng Zhao, Jiali Yang, Yueming Jiang, Fei Lu, Yongxia Jia, Bao Yang
Banana is a tropical fruit widely accepted by people over the world. Its chemical composition is critical for its organoleptic properties and nutritional value. In this work, the metabolite changes during postharvest senescence were investigated using NMR spectroscopy. The 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopic information revealed the primary and secondary metabolites in banana fruit, including organic acids, amino acids, carbohydrates and phenolics. Bananas at five senescence stages showed similar chemical profiles, but the levels of the individual compounds varied to a large extent...
March 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681312/foxo1-in-dopaminergic-neurons-regulates-energy-homeostasis-and-targets-tyrosine-hydroxylase
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Khanh V Doan, Ann W Kinyua, Dong Joo Yang, Chang Mann Ko, Sang Hyun Moh, Ko Eun Shong, Hail Kim, Sang-Kyu Park, Dong-Hoon Kim, Inki Kim, Ji-Hye Paik, Ronald A DePinho, Seul Gi Yoon, Il Yong Kim, Je Kyung Seong, Yun-Hee Choi, Ki Woo Kim
Dopaminergic (DA) neurons are involved in the integration of neuronal and hormonal signals to regulate food consumption and energy balance. Forkhead transcriptional factor O1 (FoxO1) in the hypothalamus plays a crucial role in mediation of leptin and insulin function. However, the homoeostatic role of FoxO1 in DA system has not been investigated. Here we report that FoxO1 is highly expressed in DA neurons and mice lacking FoxO1 specifically in the DA neurons (FoxO1 KO(DAT)) show markedly increased energy expenditure and interscapular brown adipose tissue (iBAT) thermogenesis accompanied by reduced fat mass and improved glucose/insulin homoeostasis...
2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27662028/a-combined-self-assembly-and-calcination-method-for-preparation-of-nanoparticles-assembled-cobalt-oxide-nanosheets-using-graphene-oxide-as-template-and-their-application-for-non-enzymatic-glucose-biosensing
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Haiyan Zhang, Sen Liu
Cobalt oxide (Co3O4)-based materials have been extensively investigated as efficient electrocatalysts for non-enzymatic glucose biosensing. The proper tuning the structure of Co3O4-based materials could improve sensing performances for glucose detection. Herein, we have developed a combined self-assembly and calcination method to prepare nanoparticles-assembled Co3O4 nanosheets, which exhibit good sensing performances for glucose biosensing. The Co3O4 nanosheets were prepared by the following three steps: (i) the Co(2+) modified graphene oxide (GO) was prepared by the self-assembly of Co(2+) and GO in aqueous solution firstly, and then Co(2+) modified GO film was obtained by vacuum filtration method; (ii) after calcination of Co(2+) modified GO film in N2 atmosphere, Co3O4 nanoparticles modified reduced GO (RGO) was obtained; (iii) finally, nanoparticles-assembled Co3O4 nanosheets were obtained by calcination of Co3O4 modified RGO in air to remove RGO template...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27631684/l-cysteine-capped-zns-mn-quantum-dots-for-room-temperature-detection-of-dopamine-with-high-sensitivity-and-selectivity
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Daysi Diaz-Diestra, Bibek Thapa, Juan Beltran-Huarac, Brad R Weiner, Gerardo Morell
Dopamine (DA) is one of the most important catecholamine neurotransmitters of the human central nervous system, and is involved in many behavioral responses and brain functions. Below normal DA levels in biological fluids can lead to different neurodegenerative conditions. For excess DA levels, a failure in energy metabolism is indicated. In this study, a facile room-temperature phosphorescence sensor is developed to detect DA based on l-cysteine capped Mn doped ZnS quantum dots (l-cys ZnS:Mn QDs). The QDs display a prominent orange emission band peaking at ~598nm, which is strongly quenched upon addition of DA in alkaline medium...
September 12, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27618227/hindbrain-a2-noradrenergic-neuron-adenosine-5-monophosphate-activated-protein-kinase-activation-upstream-kinase-phosphorylase-protein-expression-and-receptivity-to-hormone-and-fuel-reporters-of-short-term-food-deprivation-are-regulated-by-estradiol
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Karen P Briski, Fahaad S H Alenazi, Manita Shakya, Paul W Sylvester
Estradiol (E) mitigates acute and postacute adverse effects of 12 hr-food deprivation (FD) on energy balance. Hindbrain 5'-monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) regulates hyperphagic and hypothalamic metabolic neuropeptide and norepinephrine responses to FD in an E-dependent manner. Energy-state information from AMPK-expressing hindbrain A2 noradrenergic neurons shapes neural responses to metabolic imbalance. Here we investigate the hypothesis that FD causes divergent changes in A2 AMPK activity in E- vs...
September 12, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27583636/simultaneous-detection-of-c-fos-activation-from-mesolimbic-and-mesocortical-dopamine-reward-sites-following-naive-sugar-and-fat-ingestion-in-rats
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Julie A D Dela Cruz, Tricia Coke, Richard J Bodnar
This study uses cellular c-fos activation to assess effects of novel ingestion of fat and sugar on brain dopamine (DA) pathways in rats. Intakes of sugars and fats are mediated by their innate attractions as well as learned preferences. Brain dopamine, especially meso-limbic and meso-cortical projections from the ventral tegmental area (VTA), has been implicated in both of these unlearned and learned responses. The concept of distributed brain networks, wherein several sites and transmitter/peptide systems interact, has been proposed to mediate palatable food intake, but there is limited evidence empirically demonstrating such actions...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
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