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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930747/quantification-of-bisoprolol-and-metoprolol-in-simultaneous-human-serum-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-samples
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Ali Sigaroudi, Martina Kinzig, Oliver Wahl, Christoph Stelzer, Michael Schroeter, Uwe Fuhr, Ulrike Holzgrabe, Fritz Sörgel
BACKGROUND: Bisoprolol and metoprolol are moderately lipophilic, beta(1)-selective betablockers reported to cause adverse effects in the central nervous system (CNS), such as sleep disturbance, suggesting that both drugs may reach relevant concentrations in the brain. CNS beta(2)-receptor blockade has been suspected to be related to such effects. The higher molecular size of bisoprolol (325 Dalton) and the higher beta(1)-selectivity compared to metoprolol (267 Dalton) would suggest a lower rate of CNS effects...
September 21, 2017: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924920/age-dependent-alpha-synuclein-accumulation-and-phosphorylation-in-the-enteric-nervous-system-in-a-transgenic-mouse-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Chong-Bin Zhong, Qian-Qian Chen, Caroline Haikal, Wen Li, Alexander Svanbergsson, Meike Diepenbroek, Jia-Yi Li
The enteric nervous system (ENS) controls the function of the gastrointestinal tract and has been implicated in various diseases, including Parkinson's disease (PD). PD is a neurodegenerative disease with Lewy bodies (LBs) and Lewy neurites (LNs) as the main pathological features. In addition to the typical motor symptoms in PD, attention has been drawn to non-motor symptoms, such as constipation, implying dysfunction of the ENS. In the present study, we characterized the age-dependent morphological alterations and aggregation of α-synuclein (α-syn), the primary protein component in LBs and LNs, in the ENS in an α-syn transgenic mouse model...
September 18, 2017: Neuroscience Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922165/the-gastrointestinal-brain-axis-in-humans-as-an-evolutionary-advance-of-the-root-leaf-axis-in-plants-a-hypothesis-linking-quantum-effects-of-light-on-serotonin-and-auxin
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Lucio Tonello, Bekim Gashi, Alessandro Scuotto, Glenda Capello, Massimo Cocchi, Fabio Gabrielli, Jack A Tuszynski
Living organisms tend to find viable strategies under ambient conditions that optimize their search for, and utilization of, life-sustaining resources. For plants, a leading role in this process is performed by auxin, a plant hormone that drives morphological development, dynamics, and movement to optimize the absorption of light (through branches and leaves) and chemical "food" (through roots). Similarly to auxin in plants, serotonin seems to play an important role in higher animals, especially humans. Here, it is proposed that morphological and functional similarities between (i) plant leaves and the animal/human brain and (ii) plant roots and the animal/human gastro-intestinal tract have general features in common...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Integrative Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912251/neuro-immune-interaction-and-the-regulation-of-intestinal-immune-homeostasis
#4
Simon Verheijden, Guy E Boeckxstaens
Many essential gastrointestinal functions, including motility, secretion and blood flow are regulated by the autonomic nervous system (ANS), both through intrinsic enteric neurons and extrinsic (sympathetic and parasympathetic) innervation. Recently identified neuro-immune mechanisms, in particular the interplay between enteric neurons and muscularis macrophages, are now considered to be essential for fine-tuning peristalsis. These findings shed new light on how intestinal immune cells can support enteric nervous function...
September 14, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892253/host-microbe-interaction-in-the-gastrointestinal-tract
#5
Aimée Parker, Melissa Lawson, Laura Vaux, Carmen Pin
The gastrointestinal tract is a highly complex organ in which multiple dynamic physiological processes are tightly coordinated while interacting with a dense and extremely diverse microbial population. From establishment in early life, through to host-microbe symbiosis in adulthood, the gut microbiota plays a vital role in our development and health. The effect of the microbiota on gut development and physiology is highlighted by anatomical and functional changes in germ-free mice, affecting the gut epithelium, immune system, and enteric nervous system...
September 11, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887374/rem-sleep-behavior-disorder-is-related-to-enteric-neuropathology-in-parkinson-disease
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Laurène Leclair-Visonneau, Thomas Clairembault, Emmanuel Coron, Séverine Le Dily, Fabienne Vavasseur, Marie Dalichampt, Yann Péréon, Michel Neunlist, Pascal Derkinderen
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) in Parkinson disease (PD) is associated with lesions and dysfunctions of the autonomic nervous system by evaluating enteric phosphorylated α-synuclein histopathology (PASH) and permeability. METHODS: A total of 45 patients with PD were included in this cross-sectional study. RBD was diagnosed on the basis of a standardized clinical interview and confirmed by polysomnography. For each patient, 5 biopsies were taken at the junction between the sigmoid and descending colon during the course of a rectosigmoidoscopy...
September 8, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887145/role-of-an-estradiol-regulatory-factor-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-hsd-in-toxoplasma-gondii-infection-and-pathogenicity
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Xiao Zhang, Jing Liu, Muzi Li, Yong Fu, Taotao Zhang, Qian Han, Qun Liu
Toxoplasma gondii is an apicomplexan parasite that infects most species of warm-blooded animals, including humans, and causes abortions and severe damage to the fetal central nervous system. During pregnancy, the prevalence of toxoplasmosis increases throughout the second and third quarter of gestation, while the hormones progesterone and estradiol simultaneously increase. Thus, it has been suggested that these hormones could affect parasite reproduction. This study was mainly focused on an estradiol regulatory factor-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (HSD) gene in T...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885302/postinfection-irritable-bowel-syndrome-the-links-between-gastroenteritis-inflammation-the-microbiome-and-functional-disease
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Ian A Downs, Olga C Aroniadis, Libusha Kelly, Lawrence J Brandt
Postinfection irritable bowel syndrome (PI-IBS) is a diarrheal disease that develops after infectious gastroenteritis (IGE). Profound alterations in the microbiota accompany IGE yet only 10% of IGE patients progress to PI-IBS. This review explores research linking IGE severity, psychological comorbidity, PI-IBS, and the microbiome in various patient populations. Selective pressures caused by inflammation and increased gastrointestinal motility during gastroenteritis can alter intestinal bacterial phyla including Bacteroidetes, Firmicutes, and Proteobacteria...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884943/xenotransplantation-of-human-intestine-into-mouse-abdomen-or-subcutaneous-tissue-novel-platforms-for-the-study-of-the-human-enteric-nervous-system
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N Nagy, N Marsiano, R S Bruckner, M Scharl, M J Gutnick, S Yagel, E Arciero, A M Goldstein, N Y Shpigel
BACKGROUND: Current efforts to develop stem cell therapy as a novel treatment for neurointestinal diseases are limited by the unavailability of a model system to study cell transplantation in the human intestine. We propose that xenograft models support enteric nervous system (ENS) development in the fetal human intestine when transplanted into mice subcutaneously or intra-abdominally. METHODS: Fetal human small and large intestine were grafted onto the small intestinal mesentery and into the subcutaneous tissue of immunodeficient mice for up to 4 months...
September 8, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883240/listeria-monocytogenes-septicemia-and-meningitis-caused-by-listeria-enteritis-complicating-ulcerative-colitis
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Takahiro Inoue, Toshinao Itani, Noriko Inomata, Kazuya Hara, Ikuhisa Takimoto, Shunya Iseki, Kensuke Hamada, Kanna Adachi, Shunsuke Okuyama, Yukari Shimada, Motohito Hayashi, Jun Mimura
An 80-year-old man, who had been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, was admitted due to a fever and bloody diarrhea and was treated with a glucocorticoid and azathioprine. After 5 days, he developed an impaired consciousness, headache, and neck stiffness. A sample of the colonic mucosa, blood cultures, and cerebrospinal fluid revealed Listeria monocytogenes infection. Intravenous ampicillin improved the symptoms of fever, bloody diarrhea, and headache without any neurological sequelae. Physicians should consider that Listeria enteritis complicating ulcerative colitis can cause septicemia and meningitis in immunosuppressed patients...
September 6, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882823/the-antioxidant-glutathione-protects-against-enteric-neuron-death-in-situ-but-its-depletion-is-protective-during-colitis
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Isola Am Brown, Brian D Gulbransen
Enteric glia play an important neuroprotective role in the enteric nervous system (ENS) by producing neuroprotective compounds such as the antioxidant reduced glutathione (GSH). The specific cellular pathways that regulate glial production of GSH, and how these pathways are altered during, or contribute to, neuroinflammation in situ and in vivo are not fully understood. We investigated this issue using immunohistochemistry to localize GSH synthesis enzymes within the myenteric plexus and tested how the inhibition of GSH synthesis with the selective inhibitor L-Buthionine Sulfoximine (BSO) impacts neuronal survival and inflammation...
September 7, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881854/microbiota-gut-brain-axis-and-the-central-nervous-system
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REVIEW
Xiqun Zhu, Yong Han, Jing Du, Renzhong Liu, Ketao Jin, Wei Yi
The gut and brain form the gut-brain axis through bidirectional nervous, endocrine, and immune communications. Changes in one of the organs will affect the other organs. Disorders in the composition and quantity of gut microorganisms can affect both the enteric nervous system and the central nervous system (CNS), thereby indicating the existence of a microbiota-gut-brain axis. Due to the intricate interactions between the gut and the brain, gut symbiotic microorganisms are closely associated with various CNS diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, and multiple sclerosis...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879524/uptake-of-clostridial-neurotoxins-into-cells-and-dissemination
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Chloé Connan, Michel R Popoff
Clostridial neurotoxins, botulinum neurotoxins (BoNT) and tetanus neurotoxin (TeNT), are potent toxins, which are responsible for severe neurological diseases in man and animals. BoNTs induce a flaccid paralysis (botulism) by inhibiting acetylcholine release at the neuromuscular junctions, whereas TeNT causes a spastic paralysis (tetanus) by blocking the neurotransmitter release (glycine, GABA) in inhibitory interneurons within the central nervous system. Clostridial neurotoxins recognize specific receptor(s) on the target neuronal cells and enter via a receptor-mediated endocytosis...
September 7, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877967/memantine-and-ketamine-differentially-alter-nmda-receptor-desensitization
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Nathan G Glasgow, Nadezhda V Povysheva, Andrea M Azofeifa, Jon W Johnson
Memantine and ketamine are clinically useful NMDA receptor (NMDAR) open channel blockers that inhibit NMDARs with similar potency and kinetics, but display vastly different clinical profiles. This discrepancy has been hypothesized to result from inhibition by memantine and ketamine of overlapping but distinct NMDAR subpopulations. For example, memantine but not ketamine may inhibit extrasynaptic NMDARs more effectively than synaptic NMDARs. However, the basis for preferential NMDAR inhibition depending on subcellular location has not been systematically investigated...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873382/development-and-anatomy-of-the-enteroendocrine-system-in-humans
#15
Carsten Posovszky
The gastrointestinal (GI) tract exhibits an enormous surface area that consists mostly of absorptive enterocytes. Enteroendocrine cells (EECs) are found scattered along the GI tract between absorptive enterocytes and other secretory cells, and comprise around 1% of the epithelial cell population. Interestingly, they develop from the same crypt stem cell as the other absorptive or secretory cells of the gut. EECs differentiate along the crypt villus axis and are renewed every 4-6 days, and hence possess a high plasticity...
2017: Endocrine Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873259/increased-enteric-glial-cells-in-proximal-margin-of-resection-is-associated-with-postoperative-recurrence-of-crohn-s-disease
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Yi Li, Yuanyuan Ge, Weiming Zhu, Jianfeng Gong, Lei Cao, Zhen Guo, Lili Gu, Jieshou Li
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The enteric nervous system can amplify or modulate intestinal inflammation through secretion of neuropeptides, and enteric glial cells has been implicated in the pathophysiology of Crohn's disease. The goal of the study was to search for an association between the density of neurons, neuropeptides, as well as enteric glial cells and postoperative recurrence. METHODS: The ileal proximal uninflamed section from ileocolonic sample was studied using immunohistochemistry with antibodies directed against vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP), substance P (SP), neuron-specific enolase (NES), and the glial marker protein S100...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869965/the-neuropeptide-neuromedin-u-stimulates-innate-lymphoid-cells-and-type-2-inflammation
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Christoph S N Klose, Tanel Mahlakõiv, Jesper B Moeller, Lucille C Rankin, Anne-Laure Flamar, Hiroki Kabata, Laurel A Monticelli, Saya Moriyama, Gregory Garbès Putzel, Nikolai Rakhilin, Xiling Shen, Evi Kostenis, Gabriele M König, Takashi Senda, Dustin Carpenter, Donna L Farber, David Artis
The type 2 cytokines interleukin (IL)-4, IL-5, IL-9 and IL-13 have important roles in stimulating innate and adaptive immune responses that are required for resistance to helminth infection, promotion of allergic inflammation, metabolic homeostasis and tissue repair. Group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) produce type 2 cytokines, and although advances have been made in understanding the cytokine milieu that promotes ILC2 responses, how ILC2 responses are regulated by other stimuli remains poorly understood...
September 14, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861796/preparation-and-immunostaining-of-the-myenteric-plexus-of-prion-infected-mice
#18
Laura J Ellett, Victoria A Lawson
Intracerebral inoculation of mice with the M1000 strain of mouse-adapted human prions results in the consistent accumulation of PrP(Sc) in the ileum of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) of mice with clinical signs of prion disease. The accumulation of PrP(Sc) in the ileum is accompanied by caspase activation and loss of immunoreactivity in subpopulations of neurons in the enteric nervous system. This suggests that like neurons in the central nervous system, cells in the enteric nervous system are also susceptible to prion-induced toxicity...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860653/chill-coma-in-the-locust-locusta-migratoria-is-initiated-by-spreading-depolarization-in-the-central-nervous-system
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R Meldrum Robertson, Kristin E Spong, Phinyaphat Srithiphaphirom
The ability of chill-sensitive insects to function at low temperatures limits their geographic ranges. They have species-specific temperatures below which movements become uncoordinated prior to entering a reversible state of neuromuscular paralysis. In spite of decades of research, which in recent years has focused on muscle function, the role of neural mechanisms in determining chill coma is unknown. Spreading depolarization (SD) is a phenomenon that causes a shutdown of neural function in the integrating centres of the central nervous system...
August 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857361/modulation-of-vipergic-phenotype-of-enteric-neurons-by-colonic-biopsy-supernatants-from-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-involvement-of-il-6-in-crohn-s-disease
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F Soufflet, M Biraud, M Rolli-Derkinderen, B Lardeux, C Trang, E Coron, S Bruley des Varannes, A Bourreille, M Neunlist
BACKGROUND: Neuroplastic changes in the enteric nervous system (ENS) observed during IBD might participate in physiopathological processes. Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide has been shown to be involved in intestinal inflammation and barrier functions. We aimed to investigate the modulation of VIP expression in colonic biopsies of IBD patient, the ability of soluble factors from biopsies to reproduce in vitro these modulations and identify soluble factors responsible. METHODS: VIP and cytokines mRNA expressions were assessed in colonic biopsies of healthy subjects (HS) and IBD patients from inflamed (I) and non-inflamed areas (NI)...
August 31, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
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