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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055123/disruption-of-behavior-and-brain-metabolism-in-artificially-reared-rats
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Elsa L Aguirre-Benítez, Mercedes G Porras, Leticia Parra, Jacquelina González-Ríos, Dafne F Garduño-Torres, Damaris Albores-García, Arturo Avendaño, Miguel A Ávila-Rodríguez, Angel I Melo, Ismael Jiménez-Estrada, Ma Eugenia Mendoza-Garrido, César Toriz, Daniel Diaz, Elizabeth Ibarra-Coronado, Karina Mendoza-Ángeles, Jesús Hernández-Falcón
Early adverse life-stress has been associated to behavioral disorders that can manifest as inappropriate or aggressive responses to social challenges. In this study, we analyzed the effects of artificial rearing on the open field and burial behavioral tests and on GFAP, c-Fos immunoreactivity and glucose metabolism measured in anxiety related brain areas. Artificial rearing of male rats was performed by supplying artificial milk through a cheek cannula and tactile stimulation, mimicking the mother's licking to rat pups from the 4(th) postnatal day until weaning...
October 21, 2017: Developmental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054430/nmda-receptor-dependent-changes-in-c-fos-and-p-creb-signaling-following-extinction-and-reinstatement-of-morphine-place-preference
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Ali Siahposht-Khachaki, Somayeh Ezzatpanah, Yasaman Razavi, Abbas Haghparast
Neural circuitry comprising the ventral tegmental area, nucleus accumbens (NAc), prefrontal cortex (PFC) and hippocampus (HIP) has a main role in reward phenomena. Previous behavioral studies indicated that intracerebroventricular administration of AP5 (NMDA glutamate receptor antagonist) and CNQX (AMPA/kainate glutamate receptor antagonist) during the extinction and before reinstatement of morphine-induced conditioned place preference (CPP) reduced the extinction period and reinstatement of morphine-CPP. Therefore, in the present study, we tried to evaluate the effect of antagonism of NMDA glutamate receptors on the p-CREB/CREB ratio and c-fos expression in the NAc, PFC and HIP during these two phases of morphine-CPP in male adult albino Wistar rats...
October 17, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049341/inhibition-of-early-t-cell-cytokine-production-by-arsenic-trioxide-occurs-independently-of-nrf2
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Kelly R VanDenBerg, Robert A Freeborn, Sheng Liu, Rebekah C Kennedy, Joseph W Zagorski, Cheryl E Rockwell
Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is a stress-activated transcription factor that induces a variety of cytoprotective genes. Nrf2 also mediates immunosuppressive effects in multiple inflammatory models. Upon activation, Nrf2 dissociates from its repressor protein, Keap1, and translocates to the nucleus where it induces Nrf2 target genes. The Nrf2-Keap1 interaction is disrupted by the environmental toxicant and chemotherapeutic agent arsenic trioxide (ATO). The purpose of the present study was to determine the effects of ATO on early events of T cell activation and the role of Nrf2 in those effects...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047264/the-inactivation-of-erk1-2-p38-and-nf-kb-is-involved-in-the-down-regulation-of-osteoclastogenesis-and-function-by-a2b-adenosine-receptor-stimulation
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Bo Hyun Kim, Ju Hee Oh, Na Kyung Lee
A2B adenosine receptor (A2BAR) is known to be the regulator of bone homeostasis, but its regulatory mechanisms in osteoclast formation are less well-defined. Here, we demonstrate the effect of A2BAR stimulation on osteoclast differentiation and activity by RANKL. A2BAR was expressed in bone marrow-derived monocyte/macrophage (BMM) and RANKL increased A2BAR expression during osteoclastogenesis. A2BAR stimulation with its specific agonist BAY 60-6583 was sufficient to inhibit the activation of ERK1/2, p38 MAP kinases and NF-κB by RANKL as well as it abrogated cell-cell fusion in the late stage of osteoclast differentiation...
October 17, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047262/current-understanding-of-rank-signaling-in-osteoclast-differentiation-and-maturation
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Jin Hee Park, Na Kyung Lee, Soo Young Lee
Osteoclasts are bone-resorbing cells that are derived from hematopoietic precursor cells and require macrophage-colony stimulating factor and receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand (RANKL) for their survival, proliferation, differentiation, and activation. The binding of RANKL to its receptor RANK triggers osteoclast precursors to differentiate into osteoclasts. This process depends on RANKL-RANK signaling, which is temporally regulated by various adaptor proteins and kinases. Here we summarize the current understanding of the mechanisms that regulate RANK signaling during osteoclastogenesis...
October 17, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046637/meclizine-prevents-ovariectomy-induced-bone-loss-and-inhibits-osteoclastogenesis-partially-by-upregulating-pxr
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Jiachao Guo, Weijin Li, Yingxing Wu, Xingzhi Jing, Junming Huang, Jiaming Zhang, Wei Xiang, Ranyue Ren, Zhengtao Lv, Jun Xiao, Fengjing Guo
Pregnane X receptor (PXR) which belongs to the nuclear hormone receptor superfamily plays vital roles in several biological functions, especially in the inflammatory procedure. Besides that, PXR is revealed by recent studies to have essential effects on bone tissue. As an agonist of PXR, meclizine is a piperazine-derived histamine H1 antagonist, and has been frequently used for prevention and treatment of vomiting and nausea. Because osteoclastogenesis is characterized by the activation of inflammation-related signaling pathways, we speculated that meclizine may affect formation and function of osteoclast...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038792/neuroanatomical-relationships-between-orexin-hypocretin-containing-neurons-nerve-fibers-and-nicotine-induced-c-fos-activated-cells-of-the-reward-addiction-neurocircuitry
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Ozra Dehkordi, Jed E Rose, Martha I Dávila-García, Richard M Millis, Samar Ali Mirzaei, Kebreten F Manaye, Annapurni Jayam-Trouth
Orexin/hypocretin-containing neurons in lateral hypothalamus (LH) are implicated in the neurobiology of nicotine addiction. However, the neuroanatomical relationships between orexin-neurons/nerve fibers and nicotine-activated cells within the reward-addiction neurocircuitry is not known. In the present study in mice, we first used c-Fos immunohistochemistry to identify CNS cells stimulated by an acute single injection of nicotine (NIC, 2 mg/kg, IP). Sequential double-labelling was then performed to identify the location of orexin-containing neurons and nerve fibers with respect to NIC-induced c-Fos activated cells and/or tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) immunoreactive (IR) cells of the mesocorticolimbic reward-addiction pathways...
August 2017: Journal of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037912/early-emergence-of-altered-5-ht2a-receptor-evoked-behavior-neural-activation-and-gene-expression-following-maternal-separation
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Ankit Sood, Sthitapranjya Pati, Amrita Bhattacharya, Karina Chaudhari, Vidita A Vaidya
The early stress of Maternal Separation (MS) contributes to the establishment of adult psychopathology. The serotonergic (5-HT) system is implicated during this temporal window in mediating the development of mood-related behaviors. MS is reported to evoke altered 5-HT2A receptor function in adulthood. However, the ontogeny of altered 5-HT2A receptor responsivity following MS remains unknown. Here, we examined 5-HT2A receptor agonist, DOI (1-(2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodophenyl)-2-aminopropane) (2mg/kg) evoked responses, namely stereotypical head-twitch behaviors in control and MS Sprague-Dawley rat pups at postnatal day 21 (P21)...
October 14, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037790/glucocorticoid-receptor-in-rat-nucleus-accumbens-its-roles-in-propofol-addictions
#9
Binbin Wu, Wenxuan Lin, Hong Wang, Taha Abdullah, Benfu Wang, Ying Su, Ren-Shan Ge, Qingquan Lian
Propofol has been demonstrated as a drug of abuse in humans. Our previous study indicated that dexamethasone, a potent agonist of glucocorticoid receptor (GR), inhibited propofol-maintained rat self-administration behaviors by systematic injection. However, the direct effect of GR in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) on propofol self-administration behavior has not been explored. The propofol-maintained self-administration was established in rats after a successive 3-h daily self-administration of propofol for 14days...
October 14, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037596/attenuated-chemosensory-responsiveness-of-the-grueneberg-ganglion-in-mouse-pups-at-warm-temperatures
#10
Rosolino Bumbalo, Marilena Lieber, Esther Lehmann, Ines Wolf, Heinz Breer, Joerg Fleischer
Neurons of the Grueneberg ganglion (GG) in the anterior nasal region of mice respond to a small set of odorous compounds, including given dimethylpyrazines present in mouse urine. Consequently, mouse pups living in murine colonies are presumably commonly exposed to such GG-activating substances. Since stimulation of the GG elicits alarm and stress reactions in mice, the question arises whether such a GG activation potentially inducing stress could be reduced when pups might rather feel secure in the presence of their mother...
October 13, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033027/anhedonia-following-early-life-adversity-involves-aberrant-interaction-of-reward-and-anxiety-circuits-and-is-reversed-by-partial-silencing-of-amygdala-corticotropin-releasing-hormone-gene
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Jessica L Bolton, Jenny Molet, Limor Regev, Yuncai Chen, Neggy Rismanchi, Elizabeth Haddad, Derek Z Yang, Andre Obenaus, Tallie Z Baram
BACKGROUND: Anhedonia, the diminished ability to experience pleasure, is an important dimensional entity linked to depression, schizophrenia, and other emotional disorders, but its origins and mechanisms are poorly understood. We have previously identified anhedonia, manifest as decreased sucrose preference and social play, in adolescent male rats that experienced chronic early-life adversity/stress (CES). Here we probed the molecular, cellular, and circuit processes underlying CES-induced anhedonia and tested them mechanistically...
September 7, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032391/representation-of-environmental-shape-in-the-hippocampus-of-domestic-chicks-gallus-gallus
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Uwe Mayer, Rachel Bhushan, Giorgio Vallortigara, Sang Ah Lee
The hippocampus plays an important role in spatial encoding and memory across various vertebrate species. In rodents, hippocampal neurons are particularly sensitive to a change in environmental geometry. Given the similarities in function between the mammalian and avian hippocampi, we aimed to measure whether enclosures varying in geometric shape (square and rectangle) can differentially activate hippocampal cells in the domestic chick (Gallus gallus domesticus). Chicks exposed to both a square and a rectangular arena exhibited a significantly higher neural activation (as measured by c-Fos expression) than those exposed twice to just the square or just the rectangle (both of which were significantly higher in activation than a one-environment control group)...
October 14, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030271/noael-dose-of-a-neonicotinoid-pesticide-clothianidin-acutely-induce-anxiety-related-behavior-with-human-audible-vocalizations-in-male-mice-in-a-novel-environment
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Tetsushi Hirano, Shogo Yanai, Tadashi Takada, Naoki Yoneda, Takuya Omotehara, Naoto Kubota, Kiichi Minami, Anzu Yamamoto, Youhei Mantani, Toshifumi Yokoyama, Hiroshi Kitagawa, Nobuhiko Hoshi
Neonicotinoids are novel systemic pesticides acting as agonists on the nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) of insects. Experimental studies have revealed that neonicotinoids pose potential risks for the nervous systems of non-target species, but the brain regions responsible for their behavioral effects remain incompletely understood. This study aimed to assess the neurobehavioral effects of clothianidin (CTD), a later neonicotinoid developed in 2001 and widely used worldwide, and to explore the target regions of neonicotinoids in the mammalian brain...
October 10, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030218/acupuncture-suppresses-intravenous-methamphetamine-self-administration-through-gaba-receptor-s-mediation
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Yi Jeong Choi, Nam Jun Kim, Rong Jie Zhao, Da Hye Kim, Chae Ha Yang, Hee Young Kim, Young S Gwak, Eun Young Jang, Jae Su Kim, Yun Kyu Lee, Hyun Jong Lee, Sang Nam Lee, Sung Chul Lim, Bong Hyo Lee
OBJECTIVES: Methamphetamine is one of the widely abused drugs. In spite of a number of studies, there is still little successful therapy to suppress the methamphetamine abuse. Acupuncture has shown to attenuate the reinforcing effects of psychostimulant. Based on, the present study investigated if acupuncture could suppress intravenous methamphetamine self-administration behavior. In addition, a possible neuronal mechanism was investigated. MATERIALS & METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats weighing 270-300g were trained to intake food pellet...
October 10, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027020/analysis-of-ca-2-response-of-osteocyte-network-by-three-dimensional-time-lapse-imaging-in-living-bone
#15
Tomoyo Tanaka, Mitsuhiro Hoshijima, Junko Sunaga, Takashi Nishida, Mana Hashimoto, Naoya Odagaki, Ryuta Osumi, Taiji Aadachi, Hiroshi Kamioka
Osteocytes form a three-dimensional (3D) cellular network within the mineralized bone matrix. The cellular network has important roles in mechanosensation and mechanotransduction related to bone homeostasis. We visualized the embedded osteocyte network in chick calvariae and observed the flow-induced Ca(2+) signaling in osteocytes using 3D time-lapse imaging. In response to the flow, intracellular Ca(2+) ([Ca(2+)]i) significantly increased in developmentally mature osteocytes in comparison with young osteocytes in the bone matrix...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026496/the-effects-of-gestational-and-lactational-exposure-to-nonylphenol-on-c-jun-and-c-fos-expression-and-learning-and-memory-in-hippocampus-of-male-f1-rat
#16
Yu Jie, Wang Pan, Yan Wenxia, Gao Feng, He Liting, Li Wenmei, Xu Jie
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of Nonylphenol (NP) in pups from dams exposed during gestational and lactational periods on immediate early genes (c-jun, c-fos) in hippocampus and the learning and memory of F1 rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty eight pregnant dams, stratified by pregnancy date, were randomly assigned into 4 groups, which were gavaged with NP at the doses of 50 mg/kg/day, 100 mg/kg/day, 200 mg/kg/day and groundnut oil, respectively. Step-down avoidance test, and learning and memory effects of NP were evaluated on 8-weeks-old pups...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022756/soluble-guanylyl-cyclase-is-a-critical-regulator-of-migraine-associated-pain
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Manel Ben Aissa, Alycia F Tipton, Zachariah Bertels, Ronak Gandhi, Laura S Moye, Madeline Novack, Brian M Bennett, Yueting Wang, Vladislav Litosh, Sue H Lee, Irina N Gaisina, Gregory Rj Thatcher, Amynah A Pradhan
Background Nitric oxide (NO) has been heavily implicated in migraine. Nitroglycerin is a prototypic NO-donor, and triggers migraine in humans. However, nitroglycerin also induces oxidative/nitrosative stress and is a source of peroxynitrite - factors previously linked with migraine etiology. Soluble guanylyl cyclase (sGC) is the high affinity NO receptor in the body, and the aim of this study was to identify the precise role of sGC in acute and chronic migraine. Methods We developed a novel brain-bioavailable sGC stimulator (VL-102), and tested its hyperalgesic properties in mice...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021890/zebrafish-knockout-of-down-syndrome-gene-dyrk1a-shows-social-impairments-relevant-to-autism
#18
Oc-Hee Kim, Hyun-Ju Cho, Enna Han, Ted Inpyo Hong, Krishan Ariyasiri, Jung-Hwa Choi, Kyu-Seok Hwang, Yun-Mi Jeong, Se-Yeol Yang, Kweon Yu, Doo-Sang Park, Hyun-Woo Oh, Erica E Davis, Charles E Schwartz, Jeong-Soo Lee, Hyung-Goo Kim, Cheol-Hee Kim
BACKGROUND: DYRK1A maps to the Down syndrome critical region at 21q22. Mutations in this kinase-encoding gene have been reported to cause microcephaly associated with either intellectual disability or autism in humans. Intellectual disability accompanied by microcephaly was recapitulated in a murine model by overexpressing Dyrk1a which mimicked Down syndrome phenotypes. However, given embryonic lethality in homozygous knockout (KO) mice, no murine model studies could present sufficient evidence to link Dyrk1a dysfunction with autism...
2017: Molecular Autism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018356/xiao-yao-san-a-chinese-medicine-formula-ameliorates-chronic-unpredictable-mild-stress-induced-polycystic-ovary-in-rat
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Hao-Yu Sun, Quan Li, Yu-Ying Liu, Xiao-Hong Wei, Chun-Shui Pan, Jing-Yu Fan, Jing-Yan Han
Chronic stress induces endocrine disturbance, which contributes to the development of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a condition that remains a challenge for clinicians to cope with. The present study investigated the effect of Xiao-Yao-San (XYS), a traditional Chinese medicine formula used for treatment of gynecological disease, on the chronic stress-induced polycystic ovary and its underlying mechanism. Female Sprague-Dwaley rats underwent a 3 weeks chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) procedure to establish the PCOS model, followed by 4 weeks treatment with XYS (0...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017159/picrasidine-i-from-picrasma-quassioides-suppresses-osteoclastogenesis-via-inhibition-of-rankl-induced-signaling-pathways-and-attenuation-of-ros-production
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Lingbo Kong, Biao Wang, Xiaobin Yang, Hua Guo, Ke Zhang, Ziqi Zhu, Jijun Liu, Dingjun Hao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Osteoporosis is a metabolic bone disorder that tortures about millions of people worldwide. Recent study demonstrated agents derived from picrasma quassioides is a promising drug for targets multiple signaling pathways. However its potential in treatment of bone loss has not been fully understood. METHODS: The bone marrow macrophages (BMMs) were cultured and induced with M-CSF and RANKL followed by picrasidine I (PI) treatment. Then the effects of PI on osteoclast formation were evaluated by counting tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP)-positive multinucleated cells...
October 11, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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