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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913166/dose-dependent-effect-of-donepezil-administration-on-long-term-enhancement-of-visually-evoked-potentials-and-cholinergic-receptor-overexpression-in-rat-visual-cortex
#1
Mira Chamoun, Marianne Groleau, Menakshi Bhat, Elvire Vaucher
Stimulation of the cholinergic system tightly coupled with periods of visual stimulation boosts the processing of specific visual stimuli via muscarinic and nicotinic receptors in terms of intensity, priority and long-term effect. However, it is not known whether more diffuse pharmacological stimulation with donepezil, a cholinesterase inhibitor, is an efficient tool for enhancing visual processing and perception. The goal of the present study was to potentiate cholinergic transmission with donepezil treatment (0...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Physiology, Paris
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911815/nicotinic-receptors-in-mouse-prefrontal-cortex-modulate-ultraslow-fluctuations-related-to-conscious-processing
#2
Fani Koukouli, Marie Rooy, Jean-Pierre Changeux, Uwe Maskos
The prefrontal cortex (PFC) plays an important role in cognitive processes, including access to consciousness. The PFC receives significant cholinergic innervation and nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) contribute greatly to the effects of acetylcholine signaling. Using in vivo two-photon imaging of both awake and anesthetized mice, we recorded spontaneous, ongoing neuronal activity in layer II/III in the PFC of WT mice and mice deleted for different nAChR subunits. As in humans, this activity is characterized by synchronous ultraslow fluctuations and neuronal synchronicity is disrupted by light general anesthesia...
December 2, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909459/a-case-of-ileus-in-a-patient-with-schizophrenia-under-paliperidone-palmitate-treatment
#3
Serdar Süleyman Can, Esra Kabadayı
Constipation is a side effect of antipsychotic drugs that have high affinity for muscarinic cholinergic receptors. In addition, ileus is an important side effect of antipsychotic treatment, with potentially morbid and mortal consequences if early detection fails. In this report, a colonic ileus case is described in a patient with schizophrenia under the treatment of paliperidone palmitate. Consequently, complete physical examination and close screening of side effects are recommended when antipsychotics are prescribed...
November 2016: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890007/a-current-perspective-on-the-inhibition-of-cholinesterase-by-natural-and-synthetic-inhibitors
#4
Anzer A Shah, Showkat A Ganie, Mohammad A Kamal, Tanveer Ali Dar
Majority of the observed cognitive and behavioral changes in Alzheimer's diseaseare postulated to be due to the deficiencies in cholinergic pathways of the brain. Enhancement of cholinergic transmission may thus stimulate the cholinergic receptors or prolong the availability of acetylcholine in synaptic cleft and hence improve the Alzheimer's disease associated symptoms. Of these two, the inhibition of cholinesterases (Acetylcholinesterase and Butyrylcholinesterase) by cholinesterase inhibitors is suggested to be a promising strategy...
November 23, 2016: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886263/nicotinic-and-opioid-receptor-regulation-of-striatal-dopamine-d2-receptor-mediated-transmission
#5
Aphroditi A Mamaligas, Yuan Cai, Christopher P Ford
In addition to dopamine neuron firing, cholinergic interneurons (ChIs) regulate dopamine release in the striatum via presynaptic nicotinic receptors (nAChRs) on dopamine axon terminals. Synchronous activity of ChIs is necessary to evoke dopamine release through this pathway. The frequency-dependence of disynaptic nicotinic modulation has led to the hypothesis that nAChRs act as a high-pass filter in the dopaminergic microcircuit. Here, we used optogenetics to selectively stimulate either ChIs or dopamine terminals directly in the striatum...
November 25, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883993/stimulation-of-the-nonneuronal-cholinergic-system-by-highly-diluted-acetylcholine-in-keratinocytes
#6
Francesca Uberti, Claudio Bardelli, Vera Morsanuto, Sabrina Ghirlanda, Andrea Cochis, Claudio Molinari
The physiological effects of acetylcholine on keratinocytes depend on the presence of nicotinic and muscarinic receptors. The role of nonneuronal acetylcholine in keratinocytes could have important clinical implications for patients with various skin disorders such as nonhealing wounds. In order to evaluate the efficacy of highly diluted acetylcholine solutions obtained by sequential kinetic activation, we aimed to investigate the effects of these solutions on normal human keratinocytes. Two different concentrations (10 fg/mL and 1 pg/mL) and formulations (kinetically activated and nonkinetically activated) of acetylcholine were used to verify keratinocyte viability, proliferation, and migration and the intracellular pathways involved using MTT, crystal violet, wound healing, and Western blot compared to 147 ng/mL acetylcholine...
November 25, 2016: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873015/muscarinic-receptor-binding-changes-in-postmortem-parkinson-s-disease
#7
Caitlin McOmish, Geoff Pavey, Catriona McLean, Malcolm Horne, Brian Dean, Elizabeth Scarr
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a devastating disorder, affecting approximately 2% of people aged 60 and above. It is marked by progressive neurodegeneration that has long been known to impact dopaminergic cells and circuits, but more recently the acetylcholine system has also been implicated in the complex aetiology and symptomatology of the disease. While broad changes in cholinergic markers have been described, insight into the contribution of specific acetylcholine receptors is less clear. To address this important unknown, in this study we performed [(3)H] pirenzepine, [(3)H] 4DAMP, and [(3)H] AF-DX 384 in situ radioligand binding on postmortem tissues from Brodmann's area 6, 9, 46, and the caudate putamen, from PD and matched controls to detect muscarinic M1, M3, and M1/2/4 receptors, respectively...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870427/understanding-the-broad-influence-of-sex-hormones-and-sex-differences-in-the-brain
#8
REVIEW
Bruce S McEwen, Teresa A Milner
Sex hormones act throughout the entire brain of both males and females via both genomic and nongenomic receptors. Sex hormones can act through many cellular and molecular processes that alter structure and function of neural systems and influence behavior as well as providing neuroprotection. Within neurons, sex hormone receptors are found in nuclei and are also located near membranes, where they are associated with presynaptic terminals, mitochondria, spine apparatus, and postsynaptic densities. Sex hormone receptors also are found in glial cells...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866962/distribution-of-muscarinic-acetylcholine-receptor-subtypes-in-the-murine-small-intestine
#9
Eleanor D Muise, Neeru Gandotra, John J Tackett, Michaela C Bamdad, Robert A Cowles
AIMS: Serotonin stimulates enterocyte turnover in the small intestine and studies suggest this is mediated by neuronal signaling via a cholinergic pathway. Distribution of the five known muscarinic receptor subtypes (mAChRs) in the small intestine has not been fully studied, and their role in intestinal growth is unknown. We hypothesized that mAChRs have distinct anatomic distributions within the bowel, and that mAChRs present within intestinal crypts mediate the effects of acetylcholine on the small intestinal mucosa...
November 17, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866739/an-integrated-approach-for-identifying-priority-contaminant-in-the-great-lakes-basin-investigations-in-the-lower-green-bay-fox-river-and-milwaukee-estuary-areas-of-concern
#10
Shibin Li, Daniel L Villeneuve, Jason P Berninger, Brett R Blackwell, Jenna E Cavallin, Megan N Hughes, Kathleen M Jensen, Zachary Jorgenson, Michael D Kahl, Anthony L Schroeder, Kyle E Stevens, Linnea M Thomas, Matthew A Weberg, Gerald T Ankley
Environmental assessment of complex mixtures typically requires integration of chemical and biological measurements. This study demonstrates the use of a combination of instrumental chemical analyses, effects-based monitoring, and bio-effects prediction approaches to help identify potential hazards and priority contaminants in two Great Lakes Areas of Concern (AOCs), the Lower Green Bay/Fox River located near Green Bay, WI, USA and the Milwaukee Estuary, located near Milwaukee, WI, USA. Fathead minnows were caged at four sites within each AOC (eight sites total)...
November 17, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865910/multi-target-directed-therapeutic-potential-of-7-methoxytacrine-adamantylamine-heterodimers-in-the-alzheimer-s-disease-treatment
#11
Zuzana Gazova, Ondrej Soukup, Vendula Sepsova, Katarina Siposova, Lucie Drtinova, Petr Jost, Katarina Spilovska, Jan Korabecny, Eugenie Nepovimova, Diana Fedunova, Martin Horak, Martina Kaniakova, Ze-Jun Wang, Ayman K Hamouda, Kamil Kuca
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder and currently there is no efficient treatment. The classic drug-design strategy based on the "one-molecule-one-target" paradigm was found to be ineffective in the case of multifactorial diseases like AD. A novel multi-target-directed ligand strategy based on the assumption that a single compound consisting of two or more distinct pharmacophores is able to hit multiple targets has been proposed as promising. Herein, we investigated 7-methoxytacrine - memantine heterodimers developed with respect to the multi-target-directed ligand theory...
November 16, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865771/cholinergic-activation-affects-the-acute-and-chronic-antinociceptive-effects-of-morphine
#12
Kinga Gawel, Ewa Gibula-Bruzda, Marcin Dziedzic, Malgorzata Jenda-Wojtanowska, Marta Marszalek-Grabska, Jerzy Silberring, Jolanta H Kotlinska
Current studies indicate that the cholinergic and opioid systems interact to modulate pain. In the present work, we investigated the influence of the cholinesterase inhibitors, donepezil (0.5; 1 or 3mg/kg, i.p.) and rivastigmine (0.03; 0.5 or 1mg/kg, i.p.), on the acute antinociceptive effects of morphine (5mg/kg, i.p.) in the hot plate test in mice. Herein, both inhibitors were found to enhance and prolong the analgesic effects of morphine without affecting latencies themselves. In an extension of this work, we determined which cholinergic receptors subtype mediates the enhancement of analgesic effects of morphine, following inhibition of cholinesterases...
November 16, 2016: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861914/a-unifying-hypothesis-for-m1-muscarinic-receptor-signalling-in-pyramidal-neurons
#13
Sameera Dasari, Corey Hill, Allan T Gulledge
Gq -coupled muscarinic acetylcholine (ACh) receptors (mAChRs) mediate two distinct electrophysiological responses in cortical pyramidal neurons: transient inhibition driven by calcium-dependent small conductance potassium ("SK") channels, and longer-lasting and voltage-dependent excitation involving non-specific cation channels. Here we examine the interaction of these two cholinergic responses with respect to their contributions to intracellular calcium dynamics, testing the unifying hypothesis that rundown of inhibitory SK responses at resting membrane potentials (RMPs) reflects depletion of intracellular calcium stores, while mAChR-driven excitation acts to refill those stores by promoting voltage-dependent entry of extracellular calcium...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859779/nicotinic-receptor-activation-augments-muscarinic-receptor-mediated-eccrine-sweating-but-not-cutaneous-vasodilatation-in-young-males
#14
Naoto Fujii, Jeffrey C Louie, Brendan D McNeely, Sarah Y Zhang, My-An Tran, Glen P Kenny
Acetylcholine released from cholinergic nerves can activate both muscarinic and nicotinic receptors; each is known to independently induce cutaneous vasodilatation and eccrine sweating in humans. However, it is not known whether the two receptors interact in order to mediate cutaneous vasodilatation and eccrine sweating. In ten young males (27 ± 6 years), cutaneous vascular conductance (CVC) and sweat rate were evaluated at intradermal microdialysis sites that were continuously perfused with either lactated Ringer (Control) or three different concentrations of nicotine (0...
November 18, 2016: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856130/overview-of-the-pharmacological-spasm-provocation-test-comparisons-between-acetylcholine-and-ergonovine
#15
REVIEW
Shozo Sueda, Hiroaki Kohno, Takaaki Ochi, Tadao Uraoka, Kensuke Tsunemitsu
The spasm provocation tests of ergonovine and acetylcholine have been employed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. Ergonovine acts through the serotogenic receptors, while acetylcholine acts through the muscarinic cholinergic receptors. Different mediators may have the potential to cause different coronary responses. However, there are few reports concerning the coronary response between ergonovine and acetylcholine in the same patients. Acetylcholine is supersensitive for females; spasm provoked by ergonovine is focal and proximal, whereas provoked spasm by acetylcholine is diffuse and distal...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847440/gintonin-facilitates-catecholamine-secretion-from-the-perfused-adrenal-medulla
#16
Seung-Yeol Na, Ki-Hwan Kim, Mi-Sung Choi, Kang-Su Ha, Dong-Yoon Lim
The present study was designed to investigate the characteristics of gintonin, one of components isolated from Korean Ginseng on secretion of catecholamines (CA) from the isolated perfused model of rat adrenal gland and to clarify its mechanism of action. Gintonin (1 to 30 µg/ml), perfused into an adrenal vein, markedly increased the CA secretion from the perfused rat adrenal medulla in a dose-dependent fashion. The gintonin-evoked CA secretion was greatly inhibited in the presence of chlorisondamine (1 µM, an autonomic ganglionic bloker), pirenzepine (2 µM, a muscarinic M1 receptor antagonist), Ki14625 (10 µM, an LPA1/3 receptor antagonist), amiloride (1 mM, an inhibitor of Na(+)/Ca(2+) exchanger), a nicardipine (1 µM, a voltage-dependent Ca(2+) channel blocker), TMB-8 (1 µM, an intracellular Ca(2+) antagonist), and perfusion of Ca(2+)-free Krebs solution with 5mM EGTA (a Ca(2+)chelater), while was not affected by sodium nitroprusside (100 µM, a nitrosovasodialtor)...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846219/pharmacological-fingerprints-of-contextual-uncertainty
#17
Louise Marshall, Christoph Mathys, Diane Ruge, Archy O de Berker, Peter Dayan, Klaas E Stephan, Sven Bestmann
Successful interaction with the environment requires flexible updating of our beliefs about the world. By estimating the likelihood of future events, it is possible to prepare appropriate actions in advance and execute fast, accurate motor responses. According to theoretical proposals, agents track the variability arising from changing environments by computing various forms of uncertainty. Several neuromodulators have been linked to uncertainty signalling, but comprehensive empirical characterisation of their relative contributions to perceptual belief updating, and to the selection of motor responses, is lacking...
November 2016: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846033/brush-cells-the-newly-identified-gatekeepers-of-the-urinary-tract
#18
Wolfgang Kummer, Klaus Deckmann
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: A specialized epithelial cell with chemosensory properties of taste cells known from the mouth has been newly identified in the urethra and linked to pathogen recognition. We here describe its properties and its link to defence mechanisms, showing parallels to similar sentinel cells in the respiratory and gastrointestinal tract. RECENT FINDINGS: In the urethra, slender epithelial cells with apical microvilli ('brush cells') express bitter and umami taste receptors and the downstream signalling cascade known from oropharyngeal gustation, utilizing it to monitor for bacterial products and bacterial growth facilitating conditions...
November 14, 2016: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843463/the-comparison-between-effect-of-chloralhydrate-and-diphenhydramine-on-sedating-for-electroencephalography
#19
Afagh Hassanzadeh Rad, Vahid Aminzadeh
OBJECTIVE: Electroencephalography (EEG) is the most effective diagnostic tool in distinguishing epileptic seizure. Chloral hydrate (CH) is a sedative hypnotic drug, commonly used as a method of sedation in children aged<3 yr. Furthermore, diphenhydramine (DH) is a first generation antihistaminic drug (H1 receptor blocker) with anti-cholinergic effect. In this study, we aimed to compare the effects of CH and DH on sedating for EEG. MATERIALS & METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was conducted on patients' records of aged 15-72 months undergone an EEG and required sedation...
2016: Iranian Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835950/targeted-high-throughput-sequencing-of-candidate-genes-for-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#20
Hans Matsson, Cilla Söderhäll, Elisabet Einarsdottir, Maxime Lamontagne, Sanna Gudmundsson, Helena Backman, Anne Lindberg, Eva Rönmark, Juha Kere, Don Sin, Dirkje S Postma, Yohan Bossé, Bo Lundbäck, Joakim Klar
BACKGROUND: Reduced lung function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is likely due to both environmental and genetic factors. We report here a targeted high-throughput DNA sequencing approach to identify new and previously known genetic variants in a set of candidate genes for COPD. METHODS: Exons in 22 genes implicated in lung development as well as 61 genes and 10 genomic regions previously associated with COPD were sequenced using individual DNA samples from 68 cases with moderate or severe COPD and 66 controls matched for age, gender and smoking...
November 11, 2016: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
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