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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214749/impairment-in-the-mesohippocampal-dopamine-circuit-following-exposure-to-the-brominated-flame-retardant-hbcdd
#1
Camille Pham-Lake, Elizabeth B Aronoff, Chad R Camp, Aimee Vester, Sam J Peters, W Michael Caudle
Many chemicals have been used to increase the safety of consumer products by reducing their flammability and risk for ignition. Recent focus on brominated flame retardants, such as polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) has shown them to contribute to neurobehavioral deficits in children, including learning and memory. As the manufacture and use of PBDEs have been reduced, replacement chemicals, such as hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) have been substituted. Our current study evaluated the neurotoxicity of HBCDD, concentrating on dopaminergic innervation to the hippocampus...
March 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213878/cotransfecting-norepinephrine-transporter-and-vesicular-monoamine-transporter-2-genes-for-increased-retention-of-metaiodobenzylguanidine-labeled-with-iodine-131-in-malignant-hepatocarcinoma-cells
#2
Yanlin Zhao, Xiao Zhong, Xiaohong Ou, Huawei Cai, Xiaoai Wu, Rui Huang
Norepinephrine transporter (NET) transfection leads to significant uptake of iodine-131-labeled metaiodobenzylguanidine ((131)I-MIBG) in non-neuroendocrine tumors. However, the use of (131)I-MIBG is limited by its short retention time in target cells. To prolong the retention of (131)I-MIBG in target cells, we infected hepatocarcinoma (HepG2) cells with Lentivirus-encoding human NET and vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT2) genes to obtain NET-expressing, NET-VMAT2-coexpressing, and negative-control cell lines...
February 17, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192111/effects-of-progesterone-administered-after-mptp-on-dopaminergic-neurons-of-male-mice
#3
Nadhir Litim, Marc Morissette, Thérèse Di Paolo
Progesterone neuroprotection of striatal dopamine (DA) in male mice lesioned with 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) was previously reported when administered before MPTP or an hour after. A dose of MPTP to induce a partial lesion was used to model early stages or prodromal Parkinson. We hypothesized that brain DA can be restored by progesterone administered early (24 h) or later (5 days) after MPTP. Male mice received 4 injections of MPTP (8 mg/kg) and progesterone (8 mg/kg) once daily for 5 days started 24 h or 5 days after MPTP...
February 10, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161459/peptide-microarray-based-characterization-of-antibody-responses-to-host-proteins-after-bacille-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-vaccination
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REVIEW
Davide Valentini, Martin Rao, Lalit Rane, Sayma Rahman, Rebecca Axelsson-Robertson, Rainer Heuchel, Matthias Löhr, Daniel Hoft, Susanna Brighenti, Alimuddin Zumla, Markus Maeurer
BACKGROUND: Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is the world's most widely distributed vaccine, used against tuberculosis (TB), in cancer immunotherapy, and in autoimmune diseases due to its immunomodulatory properties. To date, the effect of BCG vaccination on antibody responses to host proteins has not been reported. High-content peptide microarrays (HCPM) offer a unique opportunity to gauge specific humoral immune responses. METHODS: The sera of BCG-vaccinated healthy adults were tested on a human HCPM platform (4953 randomly selected epitopes of human proteins) to detect specific immunoglobulin gamma (IgG) responses...
February 2, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094812/putative-presynaptic-dopamine-dysregulation-in-schizophrenia-is-supported-by-molecular-evidence-from-post-mortem-human-midbrain
#5
T D Purves-Tyson, S J Owens, D A Rothmond, G M Halliday, K L Double, J Stevens, T McCrossin, C Shannon Weickert
The dopamine hypothesis of schizophrenia posits that increased subcortical dopamine underpins psychosis. In vivo imaging studies indicate an increased presynaptic dopamine synthesis capacity in striatal terminals and cell bodies in the midbrain in schizophrenia; however, measures of the dopamine-synthesising enzyme, tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), have not identified consistent changes. We hypothesise that dopamine dysregulation in schizophrenia could result from changes in expression of dopamine synthesis enzymes, receptors, transporters or catabolic enzymes...
January 17, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046395/su-f-t-590-modeling-ptv-dose-fall-off-for-cervical-cancer-sbrt-treatment-planning-using-vmat-and-step-and-shoot-imrt
#6
A Brito Delgado, D Cohen, T Eng, A Gutierrez
PURPOSE: Due to the high dose per fraction in SBRT, dose conformity and dose fall-off are critical. In patients with cervical cancer, rapid dose fall-off is particularly important to limit dose to the nearby rectum, small bowel, and bladder. This study compares the target volume dose fall-off for two radiation delivery techniques, fixed-field IMRT & VMAT, using non-coplanar beam geometries. Further comparisons are made between 6 and 10MV photon beam energies. METHODS: Eleven (n=11) patients were planned in Pinnacle3 v9...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044943/forgotten-but-not-gone-new-developments-in-the-understanding-and-treatment-of-tardive-dyskinesia
#7
Jonathan M Meyer
The broad use of atypical antipsychotics was expected to dramatically reduce the prevalence and incidence of tardive dyskinesia (TD), but data show that TD remains an important challenge due the persistent nature of its symptoms and resistance to numerous treatment modalities, including antipsychotic discontinuation. Recent insights on genetic risk factors and new concepts surrounding pathophysiology have spurred interest in the possibility of targeted treatment for TD. As will be reviewed in this article, the number of evidence-based strategies for TD treatment is small: only clonazepam, amantadine, ginkgo biloba extract, and the vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT2) inhibitor tetrabenazine have compelling data...
December 2016: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986625/gz-793a-inhibits-the-neurochemical-effects-of-methamphetamine-via-a-selective-interaction-with-the-vesicular-monoamine-transporter-2
#8
Justin R Nickell, Kiran B Siripurapu, David B Horton, Guangrong Zheng, Peter A Crooks, Linda P Dwoskin
Lobeline and lobelane inhibit the behavioral and neurochemical effects of methamphetamine via an interaction with the vesicular monoamine transporter-2 (VMAT2). However, lobeline has high affinity for nicotinic receptors, and tolerance develops to the behavioral effects of lobelane. A water-soluble analog of lobelane, R-N-(1,2-dihydroxypropyl)-2,6-cis-di-(4-methoxyphenethyl)piperidine hydrochloride (GZ-793A), also interacts selectively with VMAT2 to inhibit the effects of methamphetamine, but does not produce behavioral tolerance...
December 13, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966075/protective-effect-of-curcumin-by-modulating-bdnf-darpp32-creb-in-arsenic-induced-alterations-in-dopaminergic-signaling-in-rat-corpus-striatum
#9
Pranay Srivastava, Yogesh K Dhuriya, Richa Gupta, Rajendra K Shukla, Rajesh S Yadav, Hari N Dwivedi, Aditya B Pant, Vinay K Khanna
Earlier, protective role of curcumin in arsenic-induced dopamine (DA)-D2 receptor dysfunctions in corpus striatum has been demonstrated by us. In continuation to that, the present study is focused to decipher the molecular mechanisms associated with alterations in dopaminergic signaling on arsenic exposure in corpus striatum and assess the protective efficacy of curcumin. Exposure to arsenic (20 mg/kg, body weight p.o. for 28 days) in rats resulted to decrease the expression of presynaptic proteins-tyrosine hydroxylase and VMAT2 while no effect was observed on the expression of DAT in comparison to controls...
December 13, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965546/spatial-and-temporal-distribution-of-dopaminergic-neurons-during-development-in-zebrafish
#10
Yuchen Du, Qiang Guo, Minghui Shan, Yongmei Wu, Sizhou Huang, Haixia Zhao, Huarong Hong, Ming Yang, Xi Yang, Liyi Ren, Jiali Peng, Jing Sun, Hongli Zhou, Shurong Li, Bingyin Su
As one of the model organisms of Parkinson's disease (PD) research, the zebrafish has its advantages, such as the 87% homology with human genome and transparent embryos which make it possible to observe the development of dopaminergic neurons in real time. However, there is no midbrain dopaminergic system in zebrafish when compared with mammals, and the location and projection of the dopaminergic neurons are seldom reported. In this study, Vmat2:GFP transgenic zebrafish was used to observe the development and distribution of dopaminergic neurons in real time...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924069/retrograde-trafficking-of-vmat2-and-its-role-in-protein-stability-in-non-neuronal-cells
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Qiuzi Wu, Hongfei Xu, Wei Wang, Fei Chang, Yu Jiang, Yongjian Liu
Increasing evidence suggests that the impaired neuroprotection of vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT2) contributes to the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease. That has been linked to aberrant subcellular retrograde trafficking as strongly indicated by recent genomic studies on familial Parkinson's diseases. However, whether VMAT2 function is regulated by retrograde trafficking is unknown. By using biochemistry and cell biology approaches, we have shown that VMAT2 was stringently localized to the trans-Golgi network and underwent retrograde trafficking in non-neuronal cells...
November 2016: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917309/deutetrabenazine-in-tics-associated-with-tourette-syndrome
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Joseph Jankovic, Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, Cathy Budman, Barbara Coffey, Tanya Murphy, David Shprecher, David Stamler
BACKGROUND: Deutetrabenazine, an inhibitor of vesicular monoamine transporter type 2 (VMAT2) depletes presynaptic dopamine and is useful in the treatment of hyperkinetic movement disorders. This study explored the safety, tolerability, and preliminary efficacy of deutetrabenazine in adolescents with moderate-to-severe tics associated with Tourette syndrome (TS). METHODS: In this open-label study of 12-18-year-old patients with TS-related tics, deutetrabenazine was titrated up to 36 mg/day over 6 weeks to adequately suppress tics without bothersome adverse effects (AEs), followed by maintenance at optimal dose for 2 weeks...
2016: Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917116/preliminary-evidence-of-apathetic-like-behavior-in-aged-vesicular-monoamine-transporter-2-deficient-mice
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Aron Baumann, Carlos G Moreira, Marta M Morawska, Sophie Masneuf, Christian R Baumann, Daniela Noain
Apathy is considered to be a core feature of Parkinson's disease (PD) and has been associated with a variety of states and symptoms of the disease, such as increased severity of motor symptoms, impaired cognition, executive dysfunction and dementia. Apart from the high prevalence of apathy in PD, which is estimated to be about 40%, the underlying pathophysiology remains poorly understood and current treatment approaches are unspecific and proved to be only partially effective. In animal models, apathy has been sub-optimally modeled, mostly by means of pharmacological and stress-induced methods, whereby concomitant depressive-like symptoms could not be ruled out...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913432/von-economo-neurons-and-fork-cells-a-neurochemical-signature-linked-to-monoaminergic-function
#14
Anke A Dijkstra, Li-Chun Lin, Alissa L Nana, Stephanie E Gaus, William W Seeley
The human anterior cingulate and frontoinsular cortices are distinguished by 2 unique Layer 5 neuronal morphotypes, the von Economo neurons (VENs) and fork cells, whose biological identity remains mysterious. Insights could impact research on diverse neuropsychiatric diseases to which these cells have been linked. Here, we leveraged the Allen Brain Atlas to evaluate mRNA expression of 176 neurotransmitter-related genes and identified vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT2), gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor subunit θ (GABRQ), and adrenoreceptor α-1A (ADRA1A) expression in human VENs, fork cells, and a minority of neighboring Layer 5 neurons...
December 1, 2016: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836486/immunochemical-localization-of-vesicular-monoamine-transporter-2-vmat2-in-mouse-brain
#15
Rachel A Cliburn, Amy R Dunn, Kristen A Stout, Carlie A Hoffman, Kelly M Lohr, Alison I Bernstein, Emily J Winokur, James Burkett, Yvonne Schmitz, William M Caudle, Gary W Miller
Vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT2, SLC18A2) is a transmembrane transporter protein that packages dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine, and histamine into vesicles in preparation for neurotransmitter release from the presynaptic neuron. VMAT2 function and related vesicle dynamics have been linked to susceptibility to oxidative stress, exogenous toxicants, and Parkinson's disease. To address a recent depletion of commonly used antibodies to VMAT2, we generated and characterized a novel rabbit polyclonal antibody generated against a 19 amino acid epitope corresponding to an antigenic sequence within the C-terminal tail of mouse VMAT2...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821772/emulating-proton-induced-conformational-changes-in-the-vesicular-monoamine-transporter-vmat2-by-mutagenesis
#16
Dana Yaffe, Ariela Vergara-Jaque, Lucy R Forrest, Shimon Schuldiner
Neurotransporters located in synaptic vesicles are essential for communication between nerve cells in a process mediated by neurotransmitters. Vesicular monoamine transporter (VMAT), a member of the largest superfamily of transporters, mediates transport of monoamines to synaptic vesicles and storage organelles in a process that involves exchange of two H(+) per substrate. VMAT transport is inhibited by the competitive inhibitor reserpine, a second-line agent to treat hypertension, and by the noncompetitive inhibitor tetrabenazine, presently in use for symptomatic treatment of hyperkinetic disorders...
November 22, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819145/dopamine-depleters-in-the-treatment-of-hyperkinetic-movement-disorders
#17
REVIEW
Joseph Jankovic
Abnormal involuntary movements often improve in response to anti-dopaminergic drugs. In contrast to classic neuroleptics that block dopamine receptors, drugs that deplete presynaptic dopamine by blocking vesicular monoamine transporter type 2 (VMAT2) seem to be safer and have little or no risk of tardive dyskinesia. This is one reason why there has been a recent emergence of novel VMAT2 inhibitors. Areas covered: Since the approval of tetrabenazine, the classic VMAT2 inhibitor, in the treatment of chorea associated with Huntington disease (HD), other VMAT2 inhibitors (e...
December 2016: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771535/protective-effects-of-a-herbal-extract-combination-of-bupleurum-falcatum-paeonia-suffruticosa-and-angelica-dahurica-against-mptp-induced-neurotoxicity-via-regulation-of-nuclear-receptor-related-1-protein
#18
Yeomoon Sim, Gunhyuk Park, Hyeyoon Eo, Eugene Huh, Pil Sung Gu, Seon-Pyo Hong, Youngmi Kim Pak, Myung Sook Oh
Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the progressive neurodegenerative diseases of whose condition is characterized by dopaminergic neuronal cell loss and dysfunction in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc) and the striatum. Recent studies have demonstrated that the nuclear receptor-related 1 protein (Nurr1) is critical of dopaminergic phenotype induction in mesencephalic dopaminergic neurons. Further, Nurr1 engages in synthesizing and storing dopamine through regulating levels of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), dopamine transporter (DAT) and vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT2)...
January 6, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764160/csf-biomarkers-and-its-associations-with-18f-av133-cerebral-vmat2-binding-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-preliminary-report
#19
Rui Gao, Guangjian Zhang, Xueqi Chen, Aimin Yang, Gwenn Smith, Dean F Wong, Yun Zhou
OBJECTIVE: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers, such as α-synuclein (α-syn), amyloid beta peptide 1-42 (Aβ1-42), phosphorylated tau (181P) (p-tau), and total tau (t-tau), have long been associated with the development of Parkinson disease (PD) and other neurodegenerative diseases. In this investigation, we reported the assessment of CSF biomarkers and their correlations with vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT2) bindings measured with 18F-9-fluoropropyl-(+)-dihydrotetrabenazine (18F-AV133) that is being developed as a biomarker for PD...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736960/fuzzy-decision-making-approach-to-identify-optimum-enzyme-targets-and-drug-dosage-for-remedying-presynaptic-dopamine-deficiency
#20
Kai-Cheng Hsu, Feng-Sheng Wang
Model-based optimization approaches are valuable in developing new drugs for human metabolic disorders. The core objective in most optimal drug designs is positive therapeutic effects. In this study, we considered the effects of therapeutic, adverse, and target variation simultaneously. A fuzzy optimization method was applied to formulate a multiobjective drug design problem for detecting enzyme targets in the presynaptic dopamine metabolic network to remedy two types of enzymopathies caused by deficiencies of vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT2) and tyrosine hydroxylase (TH)...
2016: PloS One
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