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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911305/nitrosylation-of-vesicular-transporters-in-brain-of-amyloid-precursor-protein-presenilin-1-double-transgenic-mice
#1
Ying Wang, Zhu Zhou, Hua Tan, Shenghua Zhu, Yiran Wang, Yingxia Sun, Xin-Min Li, Jun-Feng Wang
Nitric oxide can attack thiol groups of cysteine residues in proteins and induce protein cysteine S-nitrosylation. Cholinergic and glutamatergic systems are dysregulated in Alzheimer's disease. Vesicular acetylcholine transporter (VAChT) and vesicular glutamate transporter 1 (VGLUT1) are important in packaging acetylcholine and glutamate into vesicles, which is an important step for neurotransmission. Previously we found that VAChT and VGLUT1 can be nitrosylated and that S-nitrosylation of these transporters inhibits vesicular uptake of acetylcholine and glutamate...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909858/distribution-and-morphology-of-cholinergic-cells-in-the-branchial-epithelium-of-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#2
Peter C Zachar, Wen Pan, Michael G Jonz
Acetylcholine is an excitatory neurotransmitter important for oxygen sensing in mammals. A cholinergic mechanism in the fish gill has been implicated in the hyperventilatory response to acute hypoxia; however, the identity and distribution of acetylcholine-containing cells in the gills is poorly defined. We test the hypothesis that cholinergic cells are present in the gill filament epithelium in zebrafish (Danio rerio), a model vertebrate for which oxygen chemoreceptors are well characterized, and that these cells would receive nervous innervation...
December 2, 2016: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906081/vacht-overexpression-increases-acetylcholine-at-the-synaptic-cleft-and-accelerates-aging-of-neuromuscular-junctions
#3
Satoshi Sugita, Leland L Fleming, Caleb Wood, Sydney K Vaughan, Matheus P S M Gomes, Wallace Camargo, Ligia A Naves, Vania F Prado, Marco A M Prado, Cristina Guatimosim, Gregorio Valdez
BACKGROUND: Cholinergic dysfunction occurs during aging and in a variety of diseases, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). However, it remains unknown whether changes in cholinergic transmission contributes to age- and disease-related degeneration of the motor system. Here we investigated the effect of moderately increasing levels of synaptic acetylcholine (ACh) on the neuromuscular junction (NMJ), muscle fibers, and motor neurons during development and aging and in a mouse model for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)...
October 5, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889925/deletion-of-the-vesicular-acetylcholine-transporter-from-pedunculopontine-laterodorsal-tegmental-neurons-modifies-gait
#4
Helena Janickova, Kaie Rosborough, Mohammed Al-Onaizi, Ornela Kljakic, Monica S Guzman, Robert Gros, Marco A M Prado, Vania F Prado
Postural instability and gait disturbances, common disabilities in the elderly and frequently present in Parkinson's disease (PD), have been suggested to be related to dysfunctional cholinergic signalling in the brainstem. We investigated how long-term loss of cholinergic signalling from mesopontine nuclei influence motor behaviours. We selectively eliminated the vesicular acetylcholine transporter (VAChT) in pedunculopontine and laterodorsal tegmental nuclei cholinergic neurons to generate mice with selective mesopontine cholinergic deficiency (VAChT(E)(n1-Cre-flox/flox) )...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826198/high-expression-of-muscarinic-acetylcholine-receptor-3-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#5
Lingfu Zhang, Dianrong Xiu, Jun Zhan, Xiaokun He, Limei Guo, Jilian Wang, Ming Tao, Wei Fu, Hongquan Zhang
AIMS: Recent studies showed that muscarinic acetylcholine receptor 3 (M3), as a muscarinic acetylcholine receptor family member that plays an important role in normal physiological function, is engaged in cancer progression. However, the role of M3 in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is not known. The aim of this study is to investigate the expression and prognostic value of M3 in patients with PDAC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The localization and expression of M3 in PDAC were examined by immunohistochemistry...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796869/zinc-transporter-3-znt3-as-an-active-substance-in-the-enteric-nervous-system-of-the-porcine-esophagus
#6
Joanna Wojtkiewicz, Krystyna Makowska, Ewa Bejer-Olenska, Sławomir Gonkowski
Zinc transporter 3 (ZnT3), a member of the SLC 30 zinc transporter family, is involved in the transport of zinc ions from the cytoplasm into synaptic vesicles or intracellular organelles. The aim of the present study was to investigate for the first time the percentage of ZnT3-like immunoreactive (ZnT3-LI) neurons in the enteric nervous system (ENS) of the porcine esophagus and denotation of their neurochemical coding. Routine double- and triple-immunofluorescence labeling of cervical, thoracic, and abdominal fragments of esophagus for ZnT3 with protein gene product (PGP 9...
October 30, 2016: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773630/distribution-and-sub-types-of-afferent-fibre-in-the-mouse-urinary-bladder
#7
M S Rahnama'i, B T Biallosterski, Ph E V Van Kerrebroeck, G A van Koeveringe, J I Gillespie, S G de Wachter
AIM: Increased afferent fibre activity contributes to pathological conditions such as the overactive bladder syndrome. Nerve fibres running near the urothelium are considered to be afferent as no efferent system has yet been described. The aim of this study was to identify sub-types of afferent nerve fibres in the mouse bladder wall based on morphological criteria and analyse regional differences. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 27 bladders of six month old C57BL/6 mice were removed and tissues were processed for immunohistochemistry...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753972/os-11-05-superior-cervical-ganglionectomy-scgx-reduces-sympathetic-innervation-of-vertebrobasilar-arteries-but-does-not-affect-cerebrovascular-remodelling-in-the-adult-spontaneously-hypertensive-rat-shr
#8
Dawid Walas, Eva Von Roloff, Julian Paton
OBJECTIVE: Our hypothesis is that hypoperfusion of the brainstem is due to elevated vertebrobasilar artery resistance, triggers hypertension. We asked: is there a functional relationship between the sympathetic innervation to the vertebrobasilar system and its remodelling in the SHR? DESIGN AND METHOD: SHRs (11-12 weeks old) received either sham surgery or bilateral SCGx. Animals recovered for 14 days, were then perfused-fixed with 4% PFA and the vertebrobasilar arteries examined using both immunohistofluorecent staining of sympathetic (anti-DβH) and parasympathetic (anti-VAChT) fibres, and by cross sectional examination of vertebral and basilar arteries...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713817/vacht-overexpression-increases-acetylcholine-at-the-synaptic-cleft-and-accelerates-aging-of-neuromuscular-junctions
#9
Satoshi Sugita, Leland L Fleming, Caleb Wood, Sydney K Vaughan, Matheus P S M Gomes, Wallace Camargo, Ligia A Naves, Vania F Prado, Marco A M Prado, Cristina Guatimosim, Gregorio Valdez
BACKGROUND: Cholinergic dysfunction occurs during aging and in a variety of diseases, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). However, it remains unknown whether changes in cholinergic transmission contributes to age- and disease-related degeneration of the motor system. Here we investigated the effect of moderately increasing levels of synaptic acetylcholine (ACh) on the neuromuscular junction (NMJ), muscle fibers, and motor neurons during development and aging and in a mouse model for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)...
2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27707976/proliferation-and-survival-of-embryonic-sympathetic-neuroblasts-by-mycn-and-activated-alk-signaling
#10
Marco Kramer, Diogo Ribeiro, Marie Arsenian-Henriksson, Thomas Deller, Hermann Rohrer
: Neuroblastoma (NB) is a childhood tumor that arises from the sympathoadrenal lineage. MYCN amplification is the most reliable marker for poor prognosis and MYCN overexpression in embryonic mouse sympathetic ganglia results in NB-like tumors. MYCN cooperates with mutational activation of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK), which promotes progression to NB, but the role of MYCN and ALK in tumorigenesis is still poorly understood. Here, we use chick sympathetic neuroblasts to examine the normal function of MYCN and MYC in the control of neuroblast proliferation, as well as effects of overexpression of MYCN, MYC, and activated ALK, alone and in combination...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664582/nerve-growth-factor-induced-plasticity-in-medial-prefrontal-cortex-interneurons-of-aged-wistar-rats
#11
Pedro A Pereira, Tiago Millner, Manuel Vilela, Sérgio Sousa, Armando Cardoso, M Dulce Madeira
The medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) has been identified as a critical center for working and long-term memory. In this study, we have examined the expression of neuropeptide Y (NPY) and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) in mPFC interneurons and the density of the mPFC cholinergic and dopaminergic innervation in cognitively-impaired aged Wistar rats. We also tested the possibility that the potential age-related changes might rely on insufficient neurotrophic support. The total number of NPY- and VIP-immunoreactive neurons and the density of vesicular acetylcholine transporter (VAChT)- and tyrosine hydroxylase (TH)-immunoreactive varicosities were estimated using stereological methods...
September 21, 2016: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643369/os-11-05-superior-cervical-ganglionectomy-scgx-reduces-sympathetic-innervation-of-vertebrobasilar-arteries-but-does-not-affect-cerebrovascular-remodelling-in-the-adult-spontaneously-hypertensive-rat-shr
#12
Dawid Walas, Eva Von Roloff, Julian Paton
OBJECTIVE: Our hypothesis is that hypoperfusion of the brainstem is due to elevated vertebrobasilar artery resistance, triggers hypertension. We asked: is there a functional relationship between the sympathetic innervation to the vertebrobasilar system and its remodelling in the SHR? DESIGN AND METHOD: SHRs (11-12 weeks old) received either sham surgery or bilateral SCGx. Animals recovered for 14 days, were then perfused-fixed with 4% PFA and the vertebrobasilar arteries examined using both immunohistofluorecent staining of sympathetic (anti-DβH) and parasympathetic (anti-VAChT) fibres, and by cross sectional examination of vertebral and basilar arteries...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641830/cholinergic-circuits-in-cognitive-flexibility
#13
Vania F Prado, Helena Janickova, Mohammed A Al-Onaizi, Marco A M Prado
Cognitive flexibility, the ability to adjust behavior in response to new and unexpected conditions in the environment, is essential for adaptation to new challenges and survival. The cholinergic system is an important modulator of this complex behavior however, the exact cholinergic circuits involved in this modulation and the precise influence of acetylcholine (ACh) in the process is still not fully understood. Here we review the role of different cholinergic circuits in cognitive flexibility. Strong evidence indicates that cholinergic interneurons (CINs) from the dorsomedial striatum are essential for facilitating the establishment of a new selected strategy; an effect that seems to depend mainly on activation of muscarinic receptors...
September 15, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27596971/reappraisal-of-vacht-cre-preference-in-slow-motor-neurons-innervating-type-i-or-iia-muscle-fibers
#14
Hidemi Misawa, Daijiro Inomata, Miseri Kikuchi, Sae Maruyama, Yasuhiro Moriwaki, Takashi Okuda, Nobuyuki Nukina, Tomoyuki Yamanaka
VAChT-Cre.Fast and VAChT-Cre.Slow mice selectively express Cre recombinase in approximately one half of postnatal somatic motor neurons. The mouse lines have been used in various studies with selective genetic modifications in adult motor neurons. In the present study, we crossed VAChT-Cre lines with a reporter line, CAG-Syp/tdTomato, in which synaptophysin-tdTomato fusion proteins are efficiently sorted to axon terminals, making it possible to label both cell bodies and axon terminals of motor neurons. In the mice, Syp/tdTomato fluorescence preferentially co-localized with osteopontin, a recently discovered motor neuron marker for slow-twitch fatigue-resistant (S) and fast-twitch fatigue-resistant (FR) types...
November 2016: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27590285/variants-in-slc18a3-vesicular-acetylcholine-transporter-cause-congenital-myasthenic-syndrome
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Gina L O'Grady, Corien Verschuuren, Michaela Yuen, Richard Webster, Manoj Menezes, Johanna M Fock, Natalie Pride, Heather A Best, Tatiana Benavides Damm, Christian Turner, Monkol Lek, Andrew G Engel, Kathryn N North, Nigel F Clarke, Daniel G MacArthur, Erik-Jan Kamsteeg, Sandra T Cooper
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical and genetic characteristics of presynaptic congenital myasthenic syndrome secondary to biallelic variants in SLC18A3. METHODS: Individuals from 2 families were identified with biallelic variants in SLC18A3, the gene encoding the vesicular acetylcholine transporter (VAChT), through whole-exome sequencing. RESULTS: The patients demonstrated features seen in presynaptic congenital myasthenic syndrome, including ptosis, ophthalmoplegia, fatigable weakness, apneic crises, and deterioration of symptoms in cold water for patient 1...
October 4, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27568460/baroreflex-deficiency-aggravates-atherosclerosis-via-%C3%AE-7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-in-mice
#16
Li Chen, Dian-Hua Liu, Xin Zhang, En-Hui Zhang, Chong Liu, Ding-Feng Su, Guo-Jun Cai
OBJECTIVE: Inflammation and oxidative stress play a key role in the initiation, propagation, and development of atherosclerosis. Arterial baroreflex (ABR) dysfunction induced by sinoaortic denervation (SAD) promoted the development of atherosclerosis in ApoE(-/-) mice. The present work was designed to examine whether ABR deficiency affected inflammation and oxidative stress via α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7nAChR) leading to the aggravation of atherosclerosis in mice. METHODS AND RESULTS: ApoE(-/-) mice were fed with a high-cholesterol diet for 6weeks and half of the mice received sinoaortic denervation that destroyed ABR...
August 24, 2016: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27552219/electrical-stimulation-of-low-threshold-proprioceptive-fibers-in-the-adult-rat-increases-density-of-glutamatergic-and-cholinergic-terminals-on-ankle-extensor-%C3%AE-motoneurons
#17
Olga Gajewska-Woźniak, Kamil Grycz, Julita Czarkowska-Bauch, Małgorzata Skup
The effects of stimulation of low-threshold proprioceptive afferents in the tibial nerve on two types of excitatory inputs to α-motoneurons were tested. The first input is formed by glutamatergic Ia sensory afferents contacting monosynaptically α-motoneurons. The second one is the cholinergic input originating from V0c-interneurons, located in lamina X of the spinal cord, modulating activity of α-motoneurons via C-terminals. Our aim was to clarify whether enhancement of signaling to ankle extensor α-motoneurons, via direct electrical stimulation addressed predominantly to low-threshold proprioceptive fibers in the tibial nerve of awake rats, will affect Ia glutamatergic and cholinergic innervation of α-motoneurons of lateral gastrocnemius (LG)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27524473/reduced-expression-of-vacht-increases-renal-fibrosis
#18
Reinaldo Correia Silva, Fernanda Fernandes Terra, Yuri Felipe Guise, Marco Antônio Máximo Prado, Vânia Ferreira Prado, Meire Ioshie Hiyane, Denise Maria Avancini Costa Malheiros, Carla Maximo Prado, Niels Olsen Saraiva Camara, Tarcio Teodoro Braga
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with several other long-lasting conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases and it is a significant contributor to mortality worldwide. Obstructive kidney disease is one of the leading causes of CKD in children and may result from a wide variety of pathologic processes. Recent studies have shown that α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7 nAChR) activation in the cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway reduces production of inflammatory mediators and consequently prevents tissue injury and death...
September 2016: Pathophysiology: the Official Journal of the International Society for Pathophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27492863/maternal-lead-exposure-decreases-the-levels-of-brain-development-and-cognition-related-proteins-with-concomitant-upsurges-of-oxidative-stress-inflammatory-response-and-apoptosis-in-the-offspring-rats
#19
Shahdat Hossain, Sujan Bhowmick, Sabrin Jahan, Liza Rozario, Marzan Sarkar, Saiful Islam, Mafroz Ahmed Basunia, Azizur Rahman, Bazlul Karim Choudhury, Hussain Shahjalal
The presence of lead (Pb) in fetal brain may affect brain development-related proteins. We studied whether gestational/lactational Pb-exposure affects oxidative stress, proinflammatory response, apoptosis and levels of brain development/cognition-related proteins, including presynaptic synaptosome-associated protein-25 (SNAP-25), postsynaptic density protein-95 (PSD-95), brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF), tyrosine receptor-kinase protein B (TrkB) and vesicular acetylcholine transporter (VAChT) in the offspring...
September 2016: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27477670/rectal-prolapse-in-winnie-mice-with-spontaneous-chronic-colitis-changes-in-intrinsic-and-extrinsic-innervation-of-the-rectum
#20
Ahmed A Rahman, Ainsley M Robinson, Simon J H Brookes, Rajaraman Eri, Kulmira Nurgali
Rectal prolapse is associated with diminished anal sensitivity and rectal motor activity. Both sensory and motor functions are controlled by the extrinsic and intrinsic (enteric nervous system) innervation of the gastrointestinal tract. Studies of changes in intestinal innervation in humans and in animal models with rectal prolapse are extremely scarce. The Winnie mouse model of spontaneous chronic colitis closely represents human inflammatory bowel disease and is prone to develop rectal prolapse. We have investigated changes in the myenteric and inhibitory motor neurons and evaluated changes in the density of sensory afferent, sympathetic, and parasympathetic fibers in the rectal colon of Winnie mice with and without rectal prolapse...
August 1, 2016: Cell and Tissue Research
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