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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092846/bdnf-overexpression-in-bladder-induces-neuronal-changes-to-mediate-bladder-overactivity
#1
Mahendra Kashyap, Subrata Pore, William C de Groat, Christopher Chermansky, Naoki Yoshimura, Pradeep Tyagi
Elevated levels of brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in urine of overactive bladder (OAB) patients support the association of BDNF with OAB symptoms, but the causality is not known. Here, we investigated the functionality of BDNF overexpression in rat bladder following bladder wall transfection of either BDNF or luciferase transgenes (10µg). A week after transfection, BDNF overexpression in bladder tissue and elevation of urine BDNF levels was observed together with increased transcript of BDNF, its cognate receptors (TrkB & p75NTR) and downstream PLCγ isoforms in bladder...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067693/newly-raised-anti-vacht-and-anti-chat-antibodies-detect-cholinergic-cells-in-chicken-embryos
#2
Tadayoshi Watanabe, Takahiro Kiyomoto, Ryosuke Tadokoro, Yuta Takase, Yoshiko Takahashi
The autonomic nervous system consists of sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves, which functionally antagonize each other to control physiology and homeostasis of organs. However, it is largely unexplored how the autonomic nervous system is established during development. In particular, early formation of parasympathetic network remains elusive because of its complex anatomical structure. To distinguish between parasympathetic (cholinergic) and sympathetic (adrenergic) ganglia, vesicular acetylcholine transporter (VAChT) and choline O-acetyltransferase (ChAT), proteins associated with acetylcholine synthesis, are known to be useful markers...
October 25, 2017: Development, Growth & Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034290/data-on-the-specificity-of-an-antibody-to-drosophila-vesicular-acetylcholine-transporter
#3
Sridhar Boppana, Hakeem O Lawal
The role of the vesicular acetylcholine transporter (VAChT) in the regulation of cholinergic neurotransmission has not been fully elucidated. Here we sought to develop a tool for studying vesicular acetylcholine transporter function, and we present data on the validation of our new anti-VAChT antibody. We show that the immunoreactivity of the antibody is not due to an artifact of secondary antibody staining, and we present two additional validation data. First, the peptide epitope used to generate the antibody is able to block the binding of the anti-VAChT antibody in vivo...
December 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901737/melatonin-improves-cognitive-deficits-via-restoration-of-cholinergic-dysfunction-in-a-mouse-model-of-scopolamine-induced-amnesia
#4
Bai Hui Chen, Joon Ha Park, Dae Won Kim, Jinseu Park, Soo Young Choi, In Hye Kim, Jeong Hwi Cho, Tae-Kyeong Lee, Jae Chul Lee, Choong-Hyun Lee, In Koo Hwang, Young-Myeong Kim, Bing Chun Yan, Il Jun Kang, Bich Na Shin, Yun Lyul Lee, Myoung Cheol Shin, Jun Hwi Cho, Young Joo Lee, Yong Hwan Jeon, Moo-Ho Won, Ji Hyeon Ahn
Melatonin is known to improve cognitive deficits, and its functions have been studied in various disease models, including Alzheimer's disease. In this study, we investigated effects of melatonin on cognition and the cholinergic system of the septum and hippocampus in a mouse model of scopolamine-induced amnesia. Scopolamine (1 mg/kg) and melatonin (10 mg/kg) were administered intraperitoneally to mice for 2 and 4 weeks. The Morris water maze and passive avoidance tests revealed that both treatments of scopolamine significantly impaired spatial learning and memory; however, 2- and 4-week melatonin treatments significantly improved spatial learning and memory...
September 27, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865207/immunohistochemical-characterization-of-the-jugular-superior-vagal-ganglion-in-the-pig
#5
W Sienkiewicz, A Dudek, A Zacharko-Siembida, M Marszałek
The study was carried out on three 4-month old female pigs. All the animals were deeply anesthetized and transcardially perfused with 4% buffered paraformaldehyde (pH 7.4). Left and right superior vagal ganglia (SVG) were collected and processed for immunofluorescence labeling method. The preparations were examined under a Zeiss LSM 710 confocal microscope equipped with adequate filter block. Neurons forming SVG were round or oval in shape with a round nucleus in the center. The majority of them (52%) were medium (M) (31-50 μm in diameter) while 7% and 41% were small (S) (up to 30μm in diameter) or large (L) (above 50 μm in diameter) in size, respectively...
March 1, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830730/identification-and-distribution-of-neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase-and-neurochemical-markers-in-the-neuroepithelial-cells-of-the-gill-and-the-skin-in-the-giant-mudskipper-periophthalmodon-schlosseri
#6
Giacomo Zaccone, Eugenia Rita Lauriano, Michał Kuciel, Gioele Capillo, Simona Pergolizzi, Alessio Alesci, Atsushi Ishimatsu, Yuen Kwong Ip, Jose M Icardo
Mudskippers are amphibious fishes living in mudflats and mangroves. These fishes hold air in their large buccopharyngeal-opercular cavities where respiratory gas exchange takes place via the gills and higher vascularized epithelium lining the cavities and also the skin epidermis. Although aerial ventilation response to changes in ambient gas concentration has been studied in mudskippers, the localization and distribution of respiratory chemoreceptors, their neurochemical coding and function as well as physiological evidence for the gill or skin as site for O2 and CO2 sensing are currently not known...
August 5, 2017: Zoology: Analysis of Complex Systems, ZACS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791334/normal-striatal-vesicular-acetylcholine-transporter-expression-in-tourette-syndrome
#7
Roger L Albin, Christine Minderovic, Robert A Koeppe
Considerable prior work suggests basal ganglia dysfunction in Tourette syndrome (TS). Analysis of a small number of postmortem specimens suggests deficits of some striatal interneuron populations, including striatal cholinergic interneurons. To assess the integrity of striatal cholinergic interneurons in TS, we used [(18)F]FEOBV positron emission tomography (PET) to quantify striatal vesicular acetylcholine transporter (VAChT) expression, a measure of cholinergic terminal density, in human TS and control subjects...
July 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687927/the-distribution-of-cholinergic-neurons-and-their-co-localization-with-fmrfamide-in-central-and-peripheral-neurons-of-the-spider-cupiennius-salei
#8
Ruth Fabian-Fine, Carly M Anderson, Molly A Roush, Jessica A G Johnson, Hongxia Liu, Andrew S French, Päivi H Torkkeli
The spider Cupiennius salei is a well-established model for investigating information processing in arthropod sensory systems. Immunohistochemistry has shown that several neurotransmitters exist in the C. salei nervous system, including GABA, glutamate, histamine, octopamine and FMRFamide, while electrophysiology has found functional roles for some of these transmitters. There is also evidence that acetylcholine (ACh) is present in some C. salei neurons but information about the distribution of cholinergic neurons in spider nervous systems is limited...
July 7, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686790/adipose-stem-cells-enhance-myoblast-proliferation-via-acetylcholine-and-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-1-2-signaling
#9
Roine El-Habta, Paul J Kingham, Ludvig J Backman
INTRODUCTION: In this study we investigated the interaction between adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ASCs) and myoblasts in co-culture experiments. METHODS: Specific inductive media were used to differentiate ASCs in vitro into a Schwann cell-like phenotype (differentiated adipose tissue-derived stem cells, or dASCs) and, subsequently, the expression of acetylcholine (ACh)-related machinery was determined. In addition, the expression of muscarinic ACh receptors was examined in denervated rat gastrocnemius muscles...
July 7, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680159/peptides-derived-from-the-knuckle-epitope-of-bmp-9-induce-the-cholinergic-differentiation-and-inactivate-gsk3beta-in-human-sh-sy5y-neuroblastoma-cells
#10
Marc-Antoine Lauzon, Olivier Drevelle, Nathalie Faucheux
The incidence of brain degenerative disorders like Alzheimer's disease (AD) will increase as the world population ages. While there is presently no known cure for AD and current treatments having only a transient effect, an increasing number of publications indicate that growth factors (GF) may be used to treat AD. GFs like the bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs), especially BMP-9, affect many aspects of AD. However, BMP-9 is a big protein that cannot readily cross the blood-brain barrier. We have therefore studied the effects of two small peptides derived from BMP-9 (pBMP-9 and SpBMP-9)...
July 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642718/irinotecan-induced-gastrointestinal-dysfunction-is-associated-with-enteric-neuropathy-but-increased-numbers-of-cholinergic-myenteric-neurons
#11
Rachel M McQuade, Vanesa Stojanovska, Elizabeth L Donald, Ahmed A Rahman, Dean G Campelj, Raquel Abalo, Emma Rybalka, Joel C Bornstein, Kulmira Nurgali
Gastrointestinal dysfunction is a common side-effect of chemotherapy leading to dose reductions and treatment delays. These side-effects may persist up to 10 years post-treatment. A topoisomerase I inhibitor, irinotecan (IRI), commonly used for the treatment of colorectal cancer, is associated with severe acute and delayed-onset diarrhea. The long-term effects of IRI may be due to damage to enteric neurons innervating the gastrointestinal tract and controlling its functions. Balb/c mice received intraperitoneal injections of IRI (30 mg/kg(-1)) 3 times a week for 14 days, sham-treated mice received sterile water (vehicle) injections...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628197/vesicular-acetylcholine-transporter-vacht-overexpression-induces-major-modifications-of-striatal-cholinergic-interneuron-morphology-and-function
#12
Helena Janickova, Vania F Prado, Marco A M Prado, Salah El Mestikawy, Véronique Bernard
Striatal cholinergic interneurons (CIN) are pivotal for the regulation of the striatal network. Acetylcholine (ACh) released by CIN is centrally involved in reward behavior as well as locomotor or cognitive functions. Recently, BAC transgenic mice expressing channelrhodopsin-2 (ChR2) protein under the control of the choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) promoter (ChAT-ChR2) and displaying almost 50 extra copies of the VAChT gene were used to dissect cholinergic circuit connectivity and function using optogenetic approaches...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590490/synthesis-resolution-and-in-vitro-evaluation-of-three-vesicular-acetylcholine-transporter-ligands-and-evaluation-of-the-lead-fluorine-18-radioligand-in-a-nonhuman-primate
#13
Xuyi Yue, Hongjun Jin, Hui Liu, Zonghua Luo, Xiang Zhang, Kota Kaneshige, Hubert P Flores, Joel S Perlmutter, Stanley M Parsons, Zhude Tu
The vesicular acetylcholine transporter (VAChT) is a reliable biomarker for assessing cholinergic dysfunction associated with dementia. We recently reported three new potent and selective carbon-11 labeled VAChT radiotracers. Herein, we report the resolution with a Chiralcel OD column of three additional fluorine containing VAChT ligands in which a fluoroethoxy or fluoroethylamino moiety was substituted for the methoxy group. An in vitro competitive binding assay showed that (-)-7 had high potency for VAChT (Ki-VAChT = 0...
June 21, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553858/adrenergic-and-cholinergic-innervation-of-the-atrioventricular-valves-in-chinchilla-chinchilla-laniger
#14
Jacek Kuchinka, Monika Chrzanowska, Tadeusz Kuder
The arrangement of autonomous fibres was studied in the cardiac atrioventricular valves of small chinchillas. The dissected valves were stained entirely using the modified histochemical acetylcholine esterase technique (AChE) and the SPG-De la Torre method. Double immunocytochemical staining was also used for the expression of vesicular acetylcholine transporter (VAChT) and dopamine β hydroxylase (DBH). The study showed the presence of both cholinergic and adrenergic fibres, forming a kind of network on all cusps of both valves...
May 29, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550012/the-genetic-architecture-of-ovariole-number-in-drosophila-melanogaster-genes-with-major-quantitative-and-pleiotropic-effects
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Amanda S Lobell, Rachel R Kaspari, Yazmin L Serrano Negron, Susan T Harbison
Ovariole number has a direct role in the number of eggs produced by an insect, suggesting that it is a key morphological fitness trait. Many studies have documented the variability of ovariole number and its relationship to other fitness and life-history traits in natural populations of Drosophila However, the genes contributing to this variability are largely unknown. Here, we conducted a genome-wide association study of ovariole number in a natural population of flies. Using mutations and RNAi-mediated knockdown, we confirmed the effects of 24 candidate genes on ovariole number, including a novel gene, anneboleyn (formerly CG32000), that impacts both ovariole morphology and numbers of offspring produced...
July 5, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469181/expression-and-distribution-of-the-transient-receptor-potential-cationic-channel-a1-trpa1-in-the-human-clitoris-comparison-to-male-penile-erectile-tissue
#16
S Ückert, K Albrecht, A Bannowsky, M Sohn, M A Kuczyk, P Hedlund
The transient receptor potential cationic channel ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) is a channel protein assumed to act in various human tissues as mechano- and pain sensor and play a role in neurotransmission. The expression of TRPA has already been investigated in the human prostate and urethra, however, only very few studies have addressed the expression and distribution in the male and female genital tract. The present study aimed to investigate by means of immunohistochemistry (double-labeling technique, laser fluorescence microscopy) in the human clitoris and penile erectile tissue the localization of TRPA1 in relation to nNOS, the vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) and vesicular acetylcholine transporter (VAChT)...
September 2017: International Journal of Impotence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461009/reduced-vesicular-acetylcholine-transporter-favors-antidepressant-behaviors-and-modulates-serotonin-and-dopamine-in-female-mouse-brain
#17
Marina Pádua-Reis, Nayara S Aquino, Vinícius E M Oliveira, Raphael E Szawka, Marco A M Prado, Vânia F Prado, Grace S Pereira
Depression is extremely harmful to modern society. Despite its complex spectrum of symptoms, previous studies have mostly focused on the monaminergic system in search of pharmacological targets. However, other neurotransmitter systems have also been linked to the pathophysiology of depression. In this study, we provide evidence for a role of the cholinergic system in depressive-like behavior of female mice. We evaluated mice knockdown for the vesicular acetylcholine transporter (VAChT KD mice), which have been previously shown to exhibit reduced cholinergic transmission...
April 28, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421605/cholinergic-glutamatergic-co-transmission-in-striatal-cholinergic-interneurons-new-mechanisms-regulating-striatal-computation
#18
REVIEW
Ornela Kljakic, Helena Janickova, Vania F Prado, Marco A M Prado
It is well established that neurons secrete neuropeptides and ATP with classical neurotransmitters; however, certain neuronal populations are also capable of releasing two classical neurotransmitters by a process named co-transmission. Although there has been progress in our understanding of the molecular mechanism underlying co-transmission, the individual regulation of neurotransmitter secretion and the functional significance of this neuronal 'bilingualism' is still unknown. Striatal cholinergic interneurons (CINs) have been shown to secrete glutamate (Glu) in addition to acetylcholine (ACh) and are recognized for their role in the regulation of striatal circuits and behavior...
August 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420875/down-regulation-of-cholinergic-signaling-in-the-habenula-induces-anhedonia-like-behavior
#19
Seungrie Han, Soo Hyun Yang, Jin Yong Kim, Seojung Mo, Esther Yang, Ki Myung Song, Byung-Joo Ham, Naguib Mechawar, Gustavo Turecki, Hyun Woo Lee, Hyun Kim
Dysfunction of cholinergic signaling in the brain has long been believed to be associated with depressive disorders. However, the functional impact of habenular cholinergic signaling on the specified depressive behaviors is not well understood. Here, we demonstrated that the expression levels of cholinergic signaling genes (CHAT, VACHT, CHT, CHRNA3, CHRNB3 and CHRNB4) were down-regulated in a chronic restraint stress (CRS) rat model of depression, in which rats display depression-like behaviors such as anhedonia and mood despair...
April 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397704/the-influence-of-tsa-and-vpa-on-the-in-vitro-differentiation-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-neuronal-lineage-cells-gene-expression-studies
#20
Anna Fila-Danilow, Paulina Borkowska, Monika Paul-Samojedny, Malgorzata Kowalczyk, Jan Kowalski
INTRODUCTION: Epigenetic mechanisms regulate the transcription of genes, which can affect the differentiation of MSCs. The aim of the current work is to determine how the histone deacetylase inhibitors TSA and VPA affect the expression of neuronal lineage genes in a culture of rat MSCs (rMSCs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed the expression of early neuron marker gene (Tubb3), mature neuron markers genes (Vacht, Th, Htr2a) and the oligodendrocyte progenitor marker gene (GalC)...
March 27, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
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