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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351587/heat-exposure-induces-oxidative-stress-and-dna-damage-in-the-male-germ-line
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Brendan J Houston, Brett Nixon, Jacinta H Martin, Geoffry N D E Iuliis, Elizabeth G Bromfield, Kristen E McEwen, R John Aitkena
The reproductive consequences of global warming are not currently understood. In order to address this issue we have examined the reproductive consequences of exposing male mice to a mild heat stress. For this purpose, adult male mice were exposed to an elevated ambient temperature of 35°C under two exposure models. The first involved acute exposure for 24 hours, followed by recovery periods of between 1 day and 6 weeks. The alternative heating regimen involved a daily exposure of 8 hours for periods of 1 or 2 weeks...
January 17, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345055/npas4-deficiency-interacts-with-adolescent-stress-to-disrupt-prefrontal-gabaergic-maturation-and-adult-cognitive-flexibility
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Chloe Page, Jonathan Alexander, Ryan Shepard, Laurence Coutellier
Healthy cognitive and emotional functioning relies on a balance between excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmission in the prefrontal cortex. This balance is largely established during early postnatal and adolescent developmental periods by maturation of the γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) system, including increased density of parvalbumin cells and perineuronal nets. Genetic and/or environmental factors during adolescence can disrupt GABAergic maturation and lead to behavioral dysfunction in adulthood. The present study examined the interaction between chronic mild stress during adolescence and genetic deficiency of neuronal PAS domain 4 (Npas4), a brain-specific transcription factor that regulates inhibitory neurotransmission and that contributes to adolescent prefrontal GABAergic maturation...
January 18, 2018: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343269/microglial-activation-mediates-chronic-mild-stress-induced-depressive-and-anxiety-like-behavior-in-adult-rats
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Ya-Lin Wang, Qiu-Qin Han, Wen-Qing Gong, Dong-Hui Pan, Li-Zheng Wang, Wei Hu, Min Yang, Bing Li, Jin Yu, Qiong Liu
BACKGROUND: Depression is a heterogeneous disorder, with the exact neuronal mechanisms causing the disease yet to be discovered. Recent work suggests it is accompanied by neuro-inflammation, characterized, in particular, by microglial activation. However, microglial activation and its involvement in neuro-inflammation and stress-related depressive disorders are far from understood. METHODS: We utilized multiple detection methods to detect the neuro-inflammation in the hippocampus of rats after exposure to chronic mild stress (CMS)...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341943/beneficial-effect-of-chronic-treatment-with-extracts-from-rhodiola-rosea-l-and-curcuma-longa-l-on-the-immunoreactivity-of-animals-subjected-to-a-chronic-mild-stress-model
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Liliya V Vasileva, Kremena Е Saracheva, Mariya V Ivanovska, Atanaska P Petrova, Emir Sucouglu, Mariana A Murdjeva, Damyanka P Getova-Spasova
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have suggested increased levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines in depression. AIM: The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of extracts from Rhodiola and Curcuma on immunoreactivity of animals subjected to a chronic mild stress (CMS) model followed by lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Male Wistar rats (n=56) divided in 7 groups were treated orally with: distilled water 10 ml/kg (control and CMS model groups); Rhodiola 250 mg/kg; Rhodiola 500 mg/kg; Curcuma 250 mg/kg; Curcuma 500 mg/kg, Rhodiola 250 mg/kg and Curcuma 250 mg/kg...
December 20, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339257/changes-in-the-concentrations-of-inflammatory-and-oxidative-status-biomediators-mip-1-%C3%AE-pmn-elastase-mda-and-il-12-in-depressed-patients-with-and-without-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
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Ewa A Ogłodek
BACKGROUND: Both proinflammatory cytokines and oxidative stress are considered an imbalance between the cellular production of reactive oxygen species and the antioxidant defense mechanisms. An inflammatory response that occurs in depression leads to a synergy between pro-inflammatory cytokines and oxidative stress. This synergy induces common signal transduction pathways that boost the inflammatory cascade. The object of this study was to assess the concentrations of inflammatory and oxidative status biomediators such as MIP-1α, PMN elastase, MDA, and IL-12 in depressed patients with and without posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and with PTSD alone...
August 26, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339018/nicotine-alleviates-chronic-stress-induced-anxiety-and-depressive-like-behavior-and-hippocampal-neuropathology-via-regulating-autophagy-signaling
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Xi Xiao, Xueliang Shang, Baohui Zhai, Hui Zhang, Tao Zhang
Recently, we reported that chronic nicotine significantly improved chronic stress-induced impairments of cognition and the hippocampal synaptic plasticity in mice, however, the underlying mechanism still needs to be explored. In the present study, 32 male C57BL/6 mice were divided into four groups: control (CON), stress (CUS), stress with chronic nicotine administration (CUS + Nic) and chronic nicotine administration (Nic). The anxiety-like behavior and neuropathological alteration of DG neurons were examined...
January 12, 2018: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334929/chronic-kidney-disease-in-sugarcane-workers-in-cameroon-a-cross-sectional-study
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Martin E Ekiti, Jean-Berthelot Zambo, Felix K Assah, Valirie N Agbor, Krystel Kekay, Gloria Ashuntantang
BACKGROUND: Agricultural workers especially in sugarcane plantations have a high risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Little is known about CKD among sugarcane plantation workers in Cameroon. This study sought to evaluate the prevalence and identify factors associated with CKD in sugarcane plantation workers in Cameroon. METHODS: We conducted an analytic cross-sectional study including 204 adult workers at the sugarcane plantation complex in Mbandjock, Cameroon; over 500 m above sea level...
January 15, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332629/psychobiological-stress-in-vital-exhaustion-findings-from-the-men-stress-40-study
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Emilou Noser, Susanne Fischer, Jessica Ruppen, Ulrike Ehlert
OBJECTIVE: Despite the increased risk for cardiovascular morbidity associated with vital exhaustion (VE), the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms remain unclear. Allostatic load may constitute the missing link between VE and cardiovascular diseases. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether men with different degrees of VE would differ in terms of allostatic load, chronic stress, and social support. METHODS: The Men Stress 40+ study sample consisted of N=121 apparently healthy men aged 40 to 75years...
February 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330970/gamma-glutamyl-transferase-activity-as-a-predictive-marker-for-severity-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-and-concomitant-hypertension
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Bozkus Fulsen
BACKGROUND: Chronic intermittent hypoxia, inflammation and oxidative stress are involved in resultant obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), which may affect numerous regulatory mechanisms that play a role in the regulation of blood pressure. Gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT) is a novel marker in the prediction of cardiovascular risk. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the correlation of serum levels of GGT with hypertension and the degree of the upper airway obstruction in subjects with OSAS...
January 13, 2018: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330163/affective-stimuli-in-behavioural-interventions-soliciting-for-health-check-up-services-and-the-service-users-socioeconomic-statuses-a-study-at-japanese-pachinko-parlours
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Naoki Kondo, Yoshiki Ishikawa
BACKGROUND: Socioeconomically vulnerable people are likely to have more health risks because of inadequate behaviour choices related to chronic social stresses. Brain science suggests that stress causes cognitively biased automatic decision making, preferring instant stress relief and pleasure (eg, smoking, alcohol use and drug abuse) as opposed to reflectively seeking health-maintenance services (eg, health check-ups). As such, hedonic stimuli that nudge people towards preventive actions could reduce health behaviour disparities...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329879/mir-134-modulates-chronic-stress-induced-structural-plasticity-and-depression-like-behaviors-via-downregulation-of-limk1-cofilin-signaling-in-rats
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Cuiqin Fan, Xiuzhi Zhu, Qiqi Song, Peng Wang, Zhuxi Liu, Shu Yan Yu
Increasing evidence has suggested that depression is a neuropsychiatric condition associated with neuroplasticity within specific brain regions. However, the mechanisms by which neuroplasticity exerts its effects in depression remain largely uncharacterized. In the present study we show that chronic stress effectively induces depression-like behaviors in rats, an effect which was associated with structural changes in dendritic spines and synapse abnormalities within neurons of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC)...
January 9, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321525/exploring-the-consequences-of-social-defeat-stress-and-intermittent-ethanol-drinking-on-dopamine-dynamics-in-the-rat-nucleus-accumbens
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Alex L Deal, Joanne K Konstantopoulos, Jeff L Weiner, Evgeny A Budygin
The current study aimed to explore how presynaptic dopamine (DA) function is altered following brief stress episodes and chronic ethanol self-administration and whether these neuroadaptations modify the acute effects of ethanol on DA dynamics. We used fast-scan cyclic voltammetry to evaluate changes in DA release and uptake parameters in rat nucleus accumbens brain slices by analyzing DA transients evoked through single pulse electrical stimulation. Adult male rats were divided into four groups: ethanol-naïve or ethanol drinking (six week intermittent two-bottle choice) and stressed (mild social defeat) or nonstressed...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317595/hippocampal-metabolic-differences-implicate-distinctions-between-physical-and-psychological-stress-in-four-rat-models-of-depression
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Lanxiang Liu, Xinyu Zhou, Yuqing Zhang, Juncai Pu, Lining Yang, Shuai Yuan, Libo Zhao, Chanjun Zhou, Hanping Zhang, Peng Xie
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a heterogeneous and multi-factorial disorder, and the underlying molecular mechanisms remain largely unknown. However, many studies have indicated that the molecular mechanisms underlying depression in response to different stress may differ. After screening, 28-30 rats were included in each model of depression (chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS); learned helplessness (LH); chronic restraint stress (CRS); or social defeat (SD)). Non-targeted gas chromatography-mass spectrometry was used to profile the metabolic changes in the hippocampus...
January 10, 2018: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317594/polymorphism-in-tmem132d-regulates-expression-and-anxiety-related-behavior-through-binding-of-rna-polymerase-ii-complex
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Roshan R Naik, Sergey V Sotnikov, Rebekka P Diepold, Stella Iurato, Patrick O Markt, Andrea Bultmann, Nadine Brehm, Tobias Mattheus, Beat Lutz, Angelika Erhardt, Elisabeth B Binder, Ulrike Schmidt, Florian Holsboer, Rainer Landgraf, Ludwig Czibere
TMEM132D is a candidate gene, where risk genotypes have been associated with anxiety severity along with higher mRNA expression in the frontal cortex of panic disorder patients. Concurrently, in a high (HAB) and low (LAB) trait anxiety mouse model, Tmem132d was found to show increased expression in the anterior cingulate cortex (aCC) of HAB as compared to LAB mice. To understand the molecular underpinnings underlying the differential expression, we sequenced the gene and found two single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the promoter differing between both lines which could explain the observed mRNA expression profiles using gene reporter assays...
January 10, 2018: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303111/chronic-implantation-of-cuff-electrodes-on-the-pelvic-nerve-in-rats-is-well-tolerated-and-does-not-compromise-afferent-or-efferent-fibre-functionality
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Jonathan J Crook, Charly Brouillard, Pedro Irazoqui, Thelma Lovick
Objective Neuromodulation of autonomic nerve activity to regulate physiological processes is an emerging field. Vagal stimulation has received most attention whereas the potential of modulate visceral function by targeting autonomic nerves within the abdominal cavity remains under-exploited. Surgery to locate intra-abdominal targets is inherently more stressful than for peripheral nerves. Electrode leads risk becoming entrapped by intestines and loss of functionality in the nerve-target organ connection could result from electrode migration or twisting...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288827/antidepressant-like-effects-of-water-extract-of-gastrodia-elata-blume-on-neurotrophic-regulation-in-a-chronic-social-defeat-stress-model
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Yu-En Lin, Shao-Ting Chou, Shih-Hang Lin, Kuan-Hung Lu, Suraphan Panyod, Yi-Syuan Lai, Chi-Tang Ho, Lee-Yan Sheen
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY RELEVANCE: Gastrodia elata Blume (GE) is a traditional Chinese medicine commonly used to treat dizziness, epilepsy, paralysis and some emotional symptoms in east Asia. We previously showed that the water extract of Gastrodia elata Blume (WGE) possesses anti-depression like effects in a forced swimming test and chronic mild stress model. AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study was to investigate the antidepressant-like effects of WGE and potential mechanisms related to brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) regulation in mice exposed to chronic social defeat stress (CSDS) model...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286104/treatment-with-shuyu-capsule-increases-5-ht1ar-level-and-activation-of-camp-pka-creb-pathway-in-hippocampal-neurons-treated-with-serum-from-a-rat-model-of-depression
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Xiao-Long Wang, Jie Gao, Xiao-Yu Wang, Xiao-Fei Mu, Sheng Wei, Ling Xue, Ming-Qi Qiao
Depressive disorder (DD) is one of the typical affective disorders with a high morbidity, high suicide rate and high recurrence rate. Dysfunction of the 5‑hydroxytryptamine 1A receptor (5‑HT1AR) in the brain may serve an important role in the pathogenesis of DD. Currently, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are the first line antidepressants with 60‑70% efficacy and severe adverse effects. Previous studies have demonstrated that Chinese herbal medicines, including the Shuyu capsule (SYC), are effective antidepressants with few side effects...
December 22, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284460/correction-to-ficus-sycomorus-extract-reversed-behavioral-impairment-and-brain-oxidative-stress-induced-by-unpredictable-chronic-mild-stress-in-rats
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Harquin Simplice Foyet, Serge Tchinda Deffo, Pascaline Koagne Yewo, Iulia Antioch, Stéphane Zingue, Emmanuel Acha Asongalem, Pierre Kamtchouing, Alin Ciobica
After the publication of this article [1] it came to our attention that Harquin Simplice Foyet was incorrectly included as Harquin Simplice Harquin Foyet. The corrected name is included in the author list. The original article was updated.
December 28, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279288/systemic-sclerosis-complicated-with-localized-scleroderma-like-lesions-induced-by-k%C3%A3-bner-phenomenon
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Ryosuke Saigusa, Yoshihide Asano, Takashi Yamashita, Takehiro Takahashi, Kouki Nakamura, Shunsuke Miura, Yohei Ichimura, Tetsuo Toyama, Takashi Taniguchi, Hayakazu Sumida, Zenshiro Tamaki, Miki Miyazaki, Ayumi Yoshizaki, Shinichi Sato
BACKGROUND: Scleroderma is a chronic disease of unknown etiology characterized by skin fibrosis and is divided into two clinical entities: systemic sclerosis (SSc) and localized scleroderma (LSc). In general, LSc is rarely complicated with SSc, but a certain portion of SSc patients manifests bilateral symmetric LSc-like lesions on the trunk and extremities. OBJECTIVE: We investigated SSc patients with LSc-like lesions to clarify the underlying pathophysiology. METHODS: Nine SSc cases complicated with LSc-like lesions were clinically and histologically characterized...
December 16, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275048/changes-in-male-rat-sexual-behavior-and-brain-activity-revealed-by-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-response-to-chronic-mild-stress
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Guotao Chen, Baibing Yang, Jianhuai Chen, Leilei Zhu, Hesong Jiang, Wen Yu, Fengchao Zang, Yun Chen, Yutian Dai
BACKGROUND: Non-organic erectile dysfunction (noED) at functional imaging has been related to abnormal brain activity and requires animal models for further research on the associated molecular mechanisms. AIM: To develop a noED animal model based on chronic mild stress and investigate brain activity changes. METHODS: We used 6 weeks of chronic mild stress to induce depression. The sucrose consumption test was used to assess the hedonic state...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
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