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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040676/dysbindin-promotes-progression-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-via-direct-activation-of-pi3k
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Cheng Fang, Xin Guo, Xing Lv, Ruozhe Yin, Xiaohui Lv, Fengsong Wang, Jun Zhao, Xuebiao Yao, Yong Chen
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) represents a biggest challenge in clinic oncology due to its invasiveness and lack of targeted therapeutics. Our recent study showed that schizophrenia susceptibility factor dysbindin exhibited significant higher level in serum of PDAC patients. However, the functional relevance of dysbindin in PDAC is still unclear. Here, we show that dysbindin promotes tumor growth both in vitro and in vivo by accelerating the G1/S phase transition in cell cycle via PI3K/AKT signaling pathway...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036731/rethinking-body-ownership-in-schizophrenia-experimental-and-meta-analytical-approaches-show-no-evidence-for-deficits
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Albulena Shaqiri, Maya Roinishvili, Mariia Kaliuzhna, Ophélie Favrod, Eka Chkonia, Michael H Herzog, Olaf Blanke, Roy Salomon
Schizophrenia is a severe psychiatric disorder, in which patients experience an abnormal sense of self. While deficits in sensorimotor self-representation (agency) are well documented in schizophrenia, less is known about other aspects of bodily self-representation (body ownership). Here, we tested a large cohort (N = 59) of chronic schizophrenia patients and matched controls (N = 30) on a well-established body illusion paradigm, the Full Body Illusion (FBI). In this paradigm, changes in body ownership are induced through prolonged multisensory stimulation, in which participants are stroked on their back while seeing the stroking on the back of a virtual body...
July 25, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033856/possible-facilitative-effects-of-repeated-anodal-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-on-functional-outcome-1-month-later-in-schizophrenia-an-open-trial
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Zui Narita, Takuma Inagawa, Kazuki Sueyoshi, Crystal Lin, Tomiki Sumiyoshi
Recent research on neuromodulation techniques, such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), for the treatment of schizophrenia has mainly focused on psychotic symptoms. We aimed to determine whether repetitive tDCS is efficacious in improving determinants of outcome, such as cognitive function, daily living skills, and depressive mood in patients with schizophrenia. Twenty-eight patients underwent tDCS (2 mA × 20 min) two times per day for 5 consecutive days. The anodal electrode was placed over the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex while the cathodal electrode was placed over the right supraorbital region...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021765/enhancing-neuroplasticity-to-augment-cognitive-remediation-in-schizophrenia
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REVIEW
Carol Jahshan, Yuri Rassovsky, Michael F Green
There is a burgeoning need for innovative treatment strategies to improve the cognitive deficits in schizophrenia. Cognitive remediation (CR) is effective at the group level, but the variability in treatment response is large. Given that CR may depend on intact neuroplasticity to produce cognitive gains, it is reasonable to combine it with strategies that harness patients' neuroplastic potential. In this review, we discuss two non-pharmacological approaches that can enhance neuroplasticity and possibly augment the effects of CR in schizophrenia: physical exercise and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021759/effects-of-gladiolus-dalenii-on-the-stress-induced-behavioral-neurochemical-and-reproductive-changes-in-rats
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David Fotsing, Gwladys T Ngoupaye, Agnes C Ouafo, Stephanie K J Njapdounke, Yongabi A Kenneth, Elisabeth Ngo Bum
Gladiolus dalenii is a plant commonly used in many regions of Cameroon as a cure for various diseases like headaches, epilepsy, schizophrenia, and mood disorders. Recent studies have revealed that the aqueous extract of G. dalenii (AEGD) exhibited antidepressant-like properties in rats. Therefore, we hypothesized that the AEGD could protect from the stress-induced behavioral, neurochemical, and reproductive changes in rats. The objective of the present study was to elucidate the effect of the AEGD on behavioral, neurochemical, and reproductive characteristics, using female rats subjected to chronic immobilization stress...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993740/pharmacological-augmentation-of-psychosocial-and-remediation-training-efforts-in-schizophrenia
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REVIEW
Philip D Harvey, Michael Sand
Pharmacological approaches to cognitive enhancement have received considerable attention but have not had considerable success in improving their cognitive and functional targets. Other intervention strategies, such as cognitive remediation therapy (CRT), have been shown to enhance cognitive performance but have not been found to improve functional outcomes without additional psychosocial interventions. Recently, several studies have attempted to enhance the effects of CRT by adding pharmacological interventions to the CRT treatments...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981875/predicting-response-to-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-using-structural-magnetic-resonance-imaging-a-multisite-machine-learning-analysis
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Nikolaos Koutsouleris, Thomas Wobrock, Birgit Guse, Berthold Langguth, Michael Landgrebe, Peter Eichhammer, Elmar Frank, Joachim Cordes, Wolfgang Wölwer, Francesco Musso, Georg Winterer, Wolfgang Gaebel, Göran Hajak, Christian Ohmann, Pablo E Verde, Marcella Rietschel, Raees Ahmed, William G Honer, Dominic Dwyer, Farhad Ghaseminejad, Peter Dechent, Berend Malchow, Peter M Kreuzer, Tim B Poeppl, Thomas Schneider-Axmann, Peter Falkai, Alkomiet Hasan
Background: The variability of responses to plasticity-inducing repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) challenges its successful application in psychiatric care. No objective means currently exists to individually predict the patients' response to rTMS. Methods: We used machine learning to develop and validate such tools using the pre-treatment structural Magnetic Resonance Images (sMRI) of 92 patients with schizophrenia enrolled in the multisite RESIS trial (http://clinicaltrials...
August 31, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972576/the-effects-of-ketamine-on-dopaminergic-function-meta-analysis-and-review-of-the-implications-for-neuropsychiatric-disorders
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REVIEW
M Kokkinou, A H Ashok, O D Howes
Ketamine is a non-competitive antagonist at the N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor. It has recently been found to have antidepressant effects and is a drug of abuse, suggesting it may have dopaminergic effects. To examine the effect of ketamine on the dopamine systems, we carried out a systematic review and meta-analysis of dopamine measures in the rodent, human and primate brain following acute and chronic ketamine administration relative to a drug-free baseline or control condition. Systematic search of PubMed and PsychInfo electronic databases yielded 40 original peer-reviewed studies...
October 3, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969932/targeted-neural-network-interventions-for-auditory-hallucinations-can-tms-inform-dbs
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Joseph J Taylor, John H Krystal, Deepak C D'Souza, Jason Lee Gerrard, Philip R Corlett
The debilitating and refractory nature of auditory hallucinations (AH) in schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders has stimulated investigations into neuromodulatory interventions that target the aberrant neural networks associated with them. Internal or invasive forms of brain stimulation such as deep brain stimulation (DBS) are currently being explored for treatment-refractory schizophrenia. The process of developing and implementing DBS is limited by symptom clustering within psychiatric constructs as well as a scarcity of causal tools with which to predict response, refine targeting or guide clinical decisions...
September 29, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953679/neuroleptic-malignant-syndrome-with-thyroid-disorder-an-unusual-case-report
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Fan Zhang, Parisa Kanzali, Vadim Rubin, Chris Paras, Joel Goldman
RATIONALE: Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is a life threatening neurologic emergency associated with neuroleptic or antipsychotic agent use. NMS is rarely related to thyroid disease. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of NMS in a 66-year-old male with past medical history of paranoid schizophrenia on chlorpromazine, diabetes, hypertension and asthma, who presented with a humeral fracture after a fall. Patient developed hyperpyrexia, altered consciousness, autonomic instability, elevated serum creatine kinase (CK) without rigidity...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946779/muscarinic-receptor-signaling-contributes-to-atypical-antipsychotic-drug-reversal-of-the-phencyclidine-induced-deficit-in-novel-object-recognition-in-rats
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Masanori Miyauchi, Nichole M Neugebauer, Tatsuya Sato, Hossein Ardehali, Herbert Y Meltzer
Enhancement of cholinergic function via muscarinic acetylcholine receptor M1 agonism improves cognition in some schizophrenia patients. Most atypical antipsychotic drugs, including clozapine and its active metabolite, N-desmethylclozapine, and lurasidone, enhance the release of acetylcholine in key brain regions involved in cognition (e.g. hippocampus). We determined the effect of muscarinic acetylcholine receptor M1 stimulation on novel object recognition and its contribution to the ability of atypical antipsychotic drugs to reverse the novel object recognition deficit in rats withdrawn from subchronic phencyclidine, a rodent model of cognitive impairment in schizophrenia...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940477/camp-levels-in-lymphocytes-and-cd4-regulatory-t-cell-functions-are-affected-by-dopamine-receptor-gene-polymorphisms
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Marco Cosentino, Natasa Kustrimovic, Marco Ferrari, Emanuela Rasini, Franca Marino
The neurotransmitter dopamine (DA) has prominent effects in the immune system and between the immune cells, CD4+ regulatory T lymphocytes (Treg), a specialized T cell subsets crucial for the control of immune homeostasis, are especially sensitive to DA. Dopaminergic receptors (DR) are grouped into two families according to their pharmacological profile and main second messenger coupling: the D1 -like (D1 and D5 ) which activate adenylate cyclase and the D2 -like (D2 , D3 and D4 ) which inhibit adenylate cyclase and exist in several variants, which have been associated to clinical conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, substance abuse and addiction...
September 20, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936170/affective-processing-in-non-invasive-brain-stimulation-over-prefrontal-cortex
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REVIEW
Wei Liu, Ya Shu Leng, Xiao Han Zou, Zi Qian Cheng, Wei Yang, Bing Jin Li
The prefrontal cortex (PFC) is the most frequently targeted brain region by non-invasive brain stimulation (NBS) studies. Non-invasively stimulating the PFC has been shown to both modulate affective processing and improve the clinical symptoms of several psychiatric disorders, such as depression and schizophrenia. The magnitude of the modulation depends on several factors, including the stimulation frequency, the number of stimulation sessions, and the specific sub-region of the PFC that is stimulated. Although some of the potential underlying mechanisms have been identified, the exact mechanisms that underlie these cognitive and affective changes remain unclear...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931808/electroconvulsive-therapy-induced-brain-functional-connectivity-predicts-therapeutic-efficacy-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-a-multivariate-pattern-recognition-study
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Peng Li, Ri-Xing Jing, Rong-Jiang Zhao, Zeng-Bo Ding, Le Shi, Hong-Qiang Sun, Xiao Lin, Teng-Teng Fan, Wen-Tian Dong, Yong Fan, Lin Lu
Previous studies suggested that electroconvulsive therapy can influence regional metabolism and dopamine signaling, thereby alleviating symptoms of schizophrenia. It remains unclear what patients may benefit more from the treatment. The present study sought to identify biomarkers that predict the electroconvulsive therapy response in individual patients. Thirty-four schizophrenia patients and 34 controls were included in this study. Patients were scanned prior to treatment and after 6 weeks of treatment with antipsychotics only (n = 16) or a combination of antipsychotics and electroconvulsive therapy (n = 13)...
May 11, 2017: NPJ Schizophrenia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929795/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-in-depression-and-psychosis-a-systematic-review
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Yuma Yokoi, Zui Narita, Tomiki Sumiyoshi
Transcranial direct current stimulation, one of the neuromodulation paradigms, is attracting interest as a novel method to treat various central nervous system disorders. It is safe, portable, and cost-effective, and has been applied experimentally for patients with various neuropsychiatric conditions. For the clinical importance and preliminary positive results, growing number of randomized controlled trials to patients with depression or schizophrenia are reported, followed by systematic reviews and meta-analyses...
September 1, 2017: Clinical EEG and Neuroscience: Official Journal of the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ENCS)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912160/dopamine-d2-receptors-modulate-pyramidal-neurons-in-mouse-medial-prefrontal-cortex-through-a-stimulatory-g-protein-pathway
#16
Sarah E Robinson, Vikaas S Sohal
Dopaminergic modulation of prefrontal cortex is believed to play key roles in many cognitive functions and to be disrupted in pathological conditions such as schizophrenia. We have previously described a phenomenon whereby dopamine D2 receptor (D2R) activation elicits afterdepolarizations (ADPs) in subcortically-projecting (SC) pyramidal neurons within L5 of the prefrontal cortex. These D2R-induced ADPs only occur following synaptic input which activates NMDA receptors (NMDARs) even when the delay between the synaptic input and afterdepolarizations is relatively long, e...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900063/-translational-research-on-neuropsychiatric-disorders-focusing-on-microglia-hypothesis
#17
Takahiro A Kato, Masahiro Ohgidani, Shigenobu Kanba
Microglia-immune cells in the brain-have recently been highlighted to understand the pathophysiology of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, and autism. In this review paper, we introduce the microglia hypothesis for psychiatric disorders. In addition, we introduce our novel translational research approach to psychiatric disorders using microglia-like (iMG) cells directly induced from human blood, these iMG cells can be produced from peripheral monocytes within two weeks using two cytokines: granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) and interleukin-34 (IL-34)...
September 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887183/electrical-stimulation-of-the-hippocampal-fimbria-facilitates-neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase-activity-in-the-medial-shell-of-the-rat-nucleus-accumbens-modulation-by-dopamine-d1-and-d2-receptor-activation
#18
Kristina E Hoque, Shannon R Blume, Stephen Sammut, Anthony R West
The medial shell region of the nucleus accumbens (msNAc) is a key center for the regulation of goal-directed behavior and is likely to be dysfunctional in neuropsychiatric disorders such as addiction, depression and schizophrenia. Nitric oxide (NO)-producing interneurons in the msNAc are potently modulated by dopamine (DA) and may play an important role in synaptic integration in msNAc networks. In this study, neuronal NO synthase (nNOS) activity was measured in anesthetized rats using amperometric microsensors implanted into the msNAc or via histochemical techniques...
November 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884727/-disturbance-of-oligodendrocyte-differentiation-in-schizophrenia-in-relation-to-main-hypothesis-of-the-disease
#19
N S Kolomeets
Increasing evidence coming from neuroimaging, molecular genetic and post-mortem studies have implicated oligodendrocyte abnormalities and compromised myelin integrity in schizophrenia. Activity-dependent myelination in adult brain is considered to be an important mechanism of neural circuit's plasticity due to the presence of a large population of oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPC) in the adult CNS. Growing evidence for impairment of oligodendrocyte differentiation has been reported in the brain of schizophrenia subjects...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866447/efficacy-of-fronto-temporal-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-for-refractory-auditory-verbal-hallucinations-in-schizophrenia-a-randomized-double-blind-sham-controlled-study
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Anushree Bose, Venkataram Shivakumar, Sri Mahavir Agarwal, Sunil V Kalmady, Sonia Shenoy, Vanteemar S Sreeraj, Janardhanan C Narayanaswamy, Ganesan Venkatasubramanian
Persistent auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH) that are refractory to antipsychotic medications are reported in about 20-30% of schizophrenia patients. Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), a non-invasive and safe neuromodulatory technique, has attracted significant interest as an add-on treatment for refractory AVH in schizophrenia. Studies examining the efficacy of tDCS for refractory AVH in schizophrenia have reported inconsistent findings. In this study, using a randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled design (RCT), we sought to examine the effect of add-on tDCS [anode corresponding to left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and cathode to left temporo-parietal junction; 2-mA, twice-daily sessions for 5-days] to treat refractory AVH in schizophrenia patients (N=25); following this RCT phase, patients that had <30% reduction in AVH severity were offered an open-label extension (OLE) active stimulation to evaluate the effect of cross-over to verum tDCS...
August 30, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
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