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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228347/exposure-of-mice-to-1-2-dichloropropane-induces-cyp450-dependent-proliferation-and-apoptosis-of-cholangiocytes
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Xiao Zhang, Cai Zong, Lingyi Zhang, Edwin Garner, Shigeyuki Sugie, Chinyen Huang, Wenting Wu, Jie Chang, Toshihiro Sakurai, Masashi Kato, Sahoko Ichihara, Shinji Kumagai, Gaku Ichihara
1, 2-Dichloropropane (1, 2-DCP) has been used as a paint remover in the industry. The International Agency for Research on Cancer reclassified this compound recently to Group 1 (carcinogenic to humans) based on epidemiological studies of cholangiocarcinoma among offset-color proof-printing workers exposed to 1, 2-DCP in Japan. Two-year rodent carcinogenicity bioassays demonstrated that 1, 2-DCP induced tumors in liver and lung, but not in bile duct. The present study was designed to assess the toxic effects of 1, 2-DCP on proliferation and apoptosis in mice bile duct and the role of cytochrome P450 (CYP450) in any such effect...
December 7, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228118/where-is-the-tmt-gc-ms-analyses-of-fox-feces-and-behavioral-responses-of-rats-to-fear-inducing-odors
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Olivier Rampin, Nathalie Jerôme, Audrey Saint-Albin, Christian Ouali, Frank Boué, Nicolas Meunier, Birte L Nielsen
TMT (2,5-dihydro-2,4,5-trimethylthiazoline) is known as a component of fox feces inducing fear in rodents. However, no recent chemical analyses of fox feces are available, and few studies make direct comparisons between TMT and fox feces. Fox feces from 3 individuals were used to prepare 24 samples to be analyzed for the presence of TMT using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). When TMT was added in low amounts (50-2000 nmol/g), TMT was detected in 10 out of 11 samples. When no TMT was added, TMT was detected in only 1 out of 13 samples...
December 8, 2017: Chemical Senses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227963/the-development-of-a-specific-pathogen-free-spf-barrier-colony-of-marmosets-callithrix-jacchus-for-aging-research
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Corinna N Ross, Steven Austad, Kathy Brasky, Celeste J Brown, Larry J Forney, Jonathan A Gelfond, Robert Lanford, Arlan Richardson, Suzette D Tardif
A specific pathogen free (SPF) barrier colony of breeding marmosets (Callithrix jacchus) was established at the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies. Rodent and other animal models maintained as SPF barrier colonies have demonstrated improved health and lengthened lifespans enhancing the quality and repeatability of aging research. The marmosets were screened for two viruses and several bacterial pathogens prior to establishing the new SPF colony. Twelve founding animals successfully established a breeding colony with increased reproductive success, improved health parameters, and increased median lifespan when compared to a conventionally housed, open colony...
December 7, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227211/babesia-occurrence-in-rodents-in-relation-to-landscapes-of-mainland-southeast-asia
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Anamika Karnchanabanthoeng, Serge Morand, Sathaporn Jittapalapong, Bernard Carcy
The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationships between habitat structure and Babesia spp. occurrence in rodents in mainland Southeast Asia. Of 1439 rodents and insectivores investigated, the protist Babesia was found in only 81 individuals (5.6% of the micromammals investigated) with Babesia microti U.S. type the more prevalent (4.1%), followed by the B. microti Kobe type (1.2%), and by the very rare Babesia BiCM002 (0.04%). We used georeferenced data of rodents analyzed for Babesia infection and land cover maps produced for the seven study sites in Thailand, Cambodia, and Lao PDR, where they were collected...
December 11, 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226682/first-evaluation-of-radioiodinated-flavonoids-as-necrosis-avid-agents-and-application-in-the-early-assessment-of-tumor-necrosis
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Jiajia Liang, Ziping Sun, Dongjian Zhang, Qiaomei Jin, Lingqiao Cai, Lin Ma, Wei Liu, Yicheng Ni, Jian Zhang, Zhiqi Yin
A rapid and accurate identification of necrotic tissues is of great importance to define disease severity, predict prognosis and monitor responses to therapies. To seek necrosis-avid agents with clinically translational potential, we first evaluated the necrosis avidity of flavonoids in rodent models of muscular, myocardial and tumoral necrosis. In this study, the necrosis avidity of eight radioiodinated 5,7-dihydroxyflavones was tested by ex vivo gamma counting, histochemical staining, and autoradiography in mouse models of ethanol-induced muscular necrosis...
December 11, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226587/cellular-models-for-beta-cell-function-and-diabetes-gene-therapy
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REVIEW
Alastair D Green, Srividya Vasu, Peter R Flatt
Diabetes is characterised by the destruction and/or relative dysfunction of insulin secreting beta-cells in the pancreatic islets of Langerhans. Consequently, considerable effort has been made to understand the physiological processes governing insulin production and secretion in these cells, and to elucidate the mechanisms involved in their deterioration in the pathogenesis of diabetes. To date, considerable research has exploited clonal beta-cell lines derived from rodent insulinomas. Such cell-lines have proven to be a great asset in diabetes research, in vitro drug testing, and studies of beta-cell physiology; and provide a sustainable, and in many cases, more practical alternative to the use of animals or primary tissue...
December 11, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225893/a-novel-approach-to-glycemic-control-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-partial-jejunal-diversion-pre-clinical-to-clinical-pathway
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Martin Fried, Karin Dolezalova, Adam P Chambers, Elliott J Fegelman, Robin Scamuffa, Michael L Schwiers, Jason R Waggoner, Martin Haluzik, Randy J Seeley
Objective: To explore partial jejunal diversion (PJD) via a side-to-side jejuno-jejunostomy for improved glycemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). PJD is an anatomy-sparing, technically simple surgery in comparison to the predominate metabolic procedures, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and sleeve gastrectomy (SG). Positive results in a rodent model prompted a human proof-of-concept study. Research design and methods: Pre-clinically, 71 rats were studied in a model of metabolic dysfunction induced by a high-fat diet; 33 animals undergoing one of two lengths of PJD were compared with 18 undergoing sham, 10 RYGB and 10 jejuno-ileal bypass...
2017: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225337/divergent-effects-of-acute-and-repeated-quetiapine-treatment-on-dopamine-neuron-activity-in-normal-vs-chronic-mild-stress-induced-hypodopaminergic-states
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REVIEW
Jared L Moreines, Zoe L Owrutsky, Kimberly G Gagnon, Anthony A Grace
Clinical evidence supports the use of second-generation dopamine D2 receptor antagonists (D2RAs) as adjunctive therapy or in some cases monotherapy in patients with depression. However, the mechanism for the clinical antidepressant effect of D2RAs remains unclear. Specifically, given accumulating evidence for decreased ventral tegmental area (VTA) dopamine system function in depression, an antidepressant effect of a medication that is expected to further reduce dopamine system activity seems paradoxical. In the present paper we used electrophysiological single unit recordings of identified VTA dopamine neurons to characterize the impact of acute and repeated administration of the D2RA quetiapine at antidepressant doses in non-stressed rats and those exposed to the chronic mild stress (CMS) rodent depression model, the latter modeling the hypodopaminergic state observed in patients with depression...
December 11, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225110/assessment-of-the-cerebellar-neurotoxic-effects-of-nicotine-in-prenatal-alcohol-exposure-in-rats
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Dwipayan Bhattacharya, Mohammed Majrashi, Sindhu Ramesh, Manoj Govindarajulu, Jenna Bloemer, Ayaka Fujihashi, Bailee-Ryan Crump, Harrison Hightower, Subhrajit Bhattacharya, Timothy Moore, Vishnu Suppiramaniam, Muralikrishnan Dhanasekaran
The adverse effects of prenatal nicotine and alcohol exposure on human reproductive outcomes are a major scientific and public health concern. In the United States, substantial percentage of women (20-25%) of childbearing age currently smoke cigarettes and consume alcohol, and only a small percentage of these individuals quit after learning of their pregnancy. However, there are very few scientific reports on the effect of nicotine in prenatal alcohol exposure on the cerebellum of the offspring. Therefore, this study was conducted to investigate the cerebellar neurotoxic effects of nicotine in a rodent model of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)...
December 7, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225087/activation-of-ace2-angiotensin-1-7-attenuates-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-dedifferentiation-in-a-high-fat-diet-mouse-model
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Xiuping Xuan, Fei Gao, Xiaoyi Ma, Chenghu Huang, Hongjun Deng, Shiqi Wang, Wencun Li, Li Yuan
OBJECTIVE: Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) has been identified in pancreatic islets and can preserve β cells. In this study, we aimed to examine the possible role of ACE2 and its end product, angiotensin 1-7 (A1-7), in reducing β cell dedifferentiation during metabolic stress. METHODS: First, a lineage-tracing experiment was performed to track β cells in mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD). Second, the ACE2/A1-7 axis was evaluated in the HFD mouse model. Intraperitoneal glucose tolerance tests (IPGTTs) and intraperitoneal insulin tolerance tests (IPITTs) were conducted...
December 7, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225044/fear-extinction-in-an-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-animal-model-influence-of-sex-and-estrous-cycle
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Adriano Edgar Reimer, Amanda Ribeiro de Oliveira, Juliana Belo Diniz, Marcelo Queiroz Hoexter, Euripedes Constantino Miguel, Mohammed Ragib Milad, Marcus Lira Brandão
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a neuropsychiatric condition that affects men and women equally, but with a sexually dimorphic pattern of development. Reproductive cycle events can influence symptom severity of OCD in females, indicating that ovarian hormones or their interaction with distinct neurotransmitter systems may play a role in OCD pathophysiology. Clinical studies and animal models have confirmed the importance of the serotonergic (5-HT) system in the neurobiology and treatment of OCD. Accordingly, the non-selective 5-HT2c agonist, meta-chlorophenylpiperazine (mCPP), exacerbates symptoms in untreated OCD patients...
December 7, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225040/differential-neuromodulatory-role-of-endocannabinoids-in-the-rodent-trigeminal-sensory-ganglion-and-cerebral-cortex-relevant-to-pain-processing
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Francesca Eroli, Inge C M Loonen, Arn M J M van den Maagdenberg, Else A Tolner, Andrea Nistri
Endocannabinoids are suggested to control pain, even though their clinical use is not fully validated and the underlying mechanisms are incompletely understood. To clarify the targets of endocannabinoid actions, we studied how activation of the endocannabinoid CB1 receptor (CB1R) affects neuronal responses in two in vitro preparations of rodents, namely the trigeminal sensory ganglion (TG) in culture and a coronal slice of the cerebral cortex. On TG small-medium size neurons, we tested whether submicromolar concentrations of the endogenous CB1R agonist anandamide (AEA) modulated inhibitory GABAA receptors and excitatory ATP-gated P2X3 receptors...
December 7, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224921/effects-of-acrylamide-on-oxidant-antioxidant-parameters-and-cyp2e1-expression-in-rat-pancreatic-endocrine-cells
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Jelena Marković, Milena Stošić, Danijela Kojić, Milica Matavulj
Oxidative stress is one of the principle mechanism of acrylamide-induced toxicity. Acrylamide is metabolized by cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1) to glycidamide or by direct conjugation with glutathione. Bearing in mind that up to now the effects of acrylamide on oxidative stress status and CYP2E1 level in endocrine pancreas have not been studied we performed qualitative and quantitative immunohistochemical evaluation of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1), superoxide dismutase 2 (SOD2), catalase (CAT) and CYP2E1 expression in islets of Langerhans of rats subchronically treated with 25 or 50mg/kg bw of acrylamide...
December 7, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224666/central-and-peripheral-roles-of-vasopressin-in-the-circadian-defense-of-body-hydration
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REVIEW
Claire Gizowski, Eric Trudel, Charles W Bourque
Vasopressin is a neuropeptide synthesized by specific subsets of neurons within the eye and brain. Studies in rats and mice have shown that vasopressin produced by magnocellular neurosecretory cells (MNCs) that project to the neurohypophysis is released into the blood circulation where it serves as an antidiuretic hormone to promote water reabsorption from the kidney. Moreover vasopressin is a neurotransmitter and neuromodulator that contributes to time-keeping within the master circadian clock (i.e. the suprachiasmatic nucleus, SCN) and is also used as an output signal by SCN neurons to direct centrally mediated circadian rhythms...
December 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224110/sex-differences-in-androgen-regulation-of-metabolism-in-nonhuman-primates
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Cadence True, David H Abbott, Charles T Roberts, Oleg Varlamov
The in-depth characterization of sex differences relevant to human physiology requires the judicious use of a variety of animal models and human clinical data. Nonhuman primates (NHPs) represent an important experimental system that bridges rodent studies and clinical investigations. NHP studies have been especially useful in understanding the role of sex hormones in development and metabolism and also allow the elucidation of the effects of pertinent dietary influences on physiology pertinent to disease states such as obesity and diabetes...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224106/g-protein-coupled-estrogen-receptor-gper-and-sex-specific-metabolic-homeostasis
#16
Geetanjali Sharma, Eric R Prossnitz
Obesity and metabolic syndrome display disparate prevalence and regulation between males and females. Human, as well as rodent, females with regular menstrual/estrous cycles exhibit protection from weight gain and associated chronic diseases. These beneficial effects are predominantly attributed to the female hormone estrogen, specifically 17β-estradiol (E2). E2 exerts its actions via multiple receptors, nuclear and extranuclear estrogen receptor (ER) α and ERβ, and the G-protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER, previously termed GPR30)...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224096/origins-and-functions-of-the-ventrolateral-vmh-a-complex-neuronal-cluster-orchestrating-sex-differences-in-metabolism-and-behavior
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William C Krause, Holly A Ingraham
The neuroendocrine brain or hypothalamus has emerged as one of the most highly sexually dimorphic brain regions in mammals, and specifically in rodents. It is not surprising that hypothalamic nuclei play a pivotal role in controlling sex-dependent physiology. This brain region functions as a chief executive officer or master regulator of homeostatic physiological systems to integrate both external and internal signals. In this review, we describe sex differences in energy homeostasis that arise in one area of the hypothalamus, the ventrolateral subregion of the ventromedial hypothalamus (VMHvl) with a focus on how male and female neurons function in metabolic and behavioral aspects...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224089/cellular-mechanisms-driving-sex-differences-in-adipose-tissue-biology-and-body-shape-in-humans-and-mouse-models
#18
Kalypso Karastergiou, Susan K Fried
Sex differences in adipose tissue distribution and the metabolic, endocrine, and immune functions of different anatomical fat depots have been described, but they are incompletely documented in the literature. It is becoming increasingly clear that adipose depots serve distinct functions in males and females and have specific physiological roles. However, the mechanisms that regulate the size and function of specific adipose tissues in men and women remain poorly understood. New insights from mouse models have advanced our understanding of depot differences in adipose growth and remodeling via the proliferation and differentiation of adipose progenitors that can expand adipocyte number in the tissue or simply replace dysfunctional older and larger adipocytes...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223807/design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-deuterated-phenylpropionic-acid-derivatives-as-potent-and-long-acting-free-fatty-acid-receptor-1-agonists
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Zheng Li, Chunxia Liu, Xue Xu, Wei Shi, Huilan Li, Yuxuan Dai, Xingguang Cai, Wenlong Huang, Hai Qian
The free fatty acid receptor 1 (FFA1) is a potential target due to its function in enhancement of glucose-stimulated insulin secretion. Takeda's compound 1 has robustly in vitro activity for FFA1, but it has been suffered from poor pharmacokinetic (PK) profiles because the phenylpropanoic acid is vulnerable to β-oxidation. To identify orally available agonists, we tried to interdict the metabolically labile group by incorporating two deuterium atoms at the α-position of phenylpropionic acid. Interestingly, the differences of physicochemical properties between hydrogen and deuterium are quite small, but there are many differences in the structure-activity relationship between phenylpropionic acid series and present deuterated series...
December 5, 2017: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223540/protective-effect-of-coptisine-free-base-on-indomethacin-induced-gastric-ulcers-in-rats-characterization-of-potential-molecular-mechanisms
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Chaodan Luo, Hanbin Chen, Yongfu Wang, Guosheng Lin, Cailan Li, Lihua Tan, Ziren Su, Xiaoping Lai, Jianhui Xie, Huifang Zeng
AIMS: The aim of this study was to comparatively investigate the potential gastroprotective effect and underlying mechanisms of coptisine free base (CFB, 8-hydroxy-7, 8-dihydrocoptisine), berberine and lansoprazole against indomethacin-induced gastric ulcer in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CFB (10, 20 and 40mg/kg), berberine (20mg/kg) and lansoprazole (30mg/kg) were orally administrated to rats prior to indometacin ingestion, and gastric lesions were evaluated macroscopically and histologically, and further analyzed by ELISA, qRT-PCR and Western blot...
December 6, 2017: Life Sciences
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