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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325900/orexin-b-modulates-synaptic-transmission-of-rod-bipolar-cells-in-rat-retina
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Gong Zhang, Xiao-Hua Wu, Guo-Zhong Xu, Shi-Jun Weng, Xiong-Li Yang, Yong-Mei Zhong
Orexin-A, -B play a crucial role in arousal and feeding by activating two G-protein-coupled receptors: orexin receptor 1 (OX1R) and orexin receptor 2 (OX2R). Orexins, along with orexin receptors, are expressed in retinal neurons, and they have been shown to differentially modulate excitatory AMPA receptors of amacrine and ganglion cells in the inner retina. In this work we report that orexin-B modulates the activity of rod bipolar cells (RBCs) located in the outer retina of rat. Intravitreal injection of orexin-B increased the amplitude of the scotopic electroretinographic b-wave, a reflection of RBC activity, recorded in vivo...
January 8, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324898/the-etomidate-analog-et-26-hcl-retains-superior-myocardial-performance-comparisons-with-etomidate-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Xingxing Liu, Haibo Song, Jun Yang, Cheng Zhou, Yi Kang, Linghui Yang, Jin Liu, Wensheng Zhang
OBJECTIVE: (R)-2-methoxyethyl1-(1-phenylethyl)-1H-imidazole-5-carboxylate hydrochloride (ET-26 HCl) is a novel etomidate analogue. The purpose of this study was to characterize whether ET-26 HCl could retain the superior myocardial performance of etomidate in vivo and in vitro. METHODS: In vivo, the influence of ET-26 HCl and etomidate on the cardiac function of dogs was confirmed using echocardiography and electrocardiogram. In vitro, a Langendorff preparation was used to examine direct myocardial performance in isolated rat hearts, and a whole-cell patch-clamp technique was used to study effects on the human ether-a-go-go-related gene (hERG) channel...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297466/multi-neuron-intracellular-recording-in-vivo-via-interacting-autopatching-robots
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Suhasa B Kodandaramaiah, Francisco J Flores, Gregory L Holst, Annabelle C Singer, Xue Han, Emery N Brown, Edward S Boyden, Craig R Forest
The activities of groups of neurons in a circuit or brain region are important for neuronal computations that contribute to behaviors and disease states. Traditional extracellular recordings have been powerful and scalable, but much less is known about the intracellular processes that lead to spiking activity. We present a robotic system, the multipatcher, capable of automatically obtaining blind whole-cell patch clamp recordings from multiple neurons simultaneously. The multipatcher significantly extends automated patch clamping, or 'autopatching', to guide four interacting electrodes in a coordinated fashion, avoiding mechanical coupling in the brain...
January 3, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288665/intact-calcium-signaling-in-adrenergic-deficient-embryonic-mouse-hearts
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Jessica N Peoples, David G Taylor, Alexander N Katchman, Steven N Ebert
Mouse embryos that lack the ability to produce the adrenergic hormones, norepinephrine (NE) and epinephrine (EPI), due to disruption of the dopamine beta-hydroxylase (Dbh-/-) gene inevitably perish from heart failure during mid-gestation. Since adrenergic stimulation is well-known to enhance calcium signaling in developing as well as adult myocardium, and impairments in calcium signaling are typically associated with heart failure, we hypothesized that adrenergic-deficient embryonic hearts would display deficiencies in cardiac calcium signaling relative to adrenergic-competent controls at a developmental stage immediately preceding the onset of heart failure, which first appears beginning or shortly after mouse embryonic day 10...
December 27, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282212/musclemotion-a-versatile-open-software-tool-to-quantify-cardiomyocyte-and-cardiac-muscle-contraction-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Luca Sala, Berend J van Meer, Leon T Tertoolen, Jeroen Bakkers, Milena Bellin, Richard P Davis, Chris N Denning, Michel A Dieben, Thomas Eschenhagen, Elisa Giacomelli, Catarina Grandela, Arne Hansen, Eduard Holman, Monique R Jongbloed, Sarah M Kamel, Charlotte D Koopman, Quentin Lachaud, Ingra Mannhardt, Mervyn P Mol, Diogo Mosqueira, Valeria V Orlova, Robert Passier, Marcelo C Ribeiro, Umber Saleem, Godfrey Smith, Francis L L Burton, Christine L Mummery
Rationale: There are several methods to measure cardiomyocyte (CM) and muscle contraction but these require customized hardware, expensive apparatus and advanced informatics or can only be used in single experimental models. Consequently, data and techniques have been difficult to reproduce across models and laboratories, analysis is time consuming and only specialist researchers can quantify data. Objective: Here we describe and validate an automated, open source software tool (MUSCLEMOTION) adaptable for use with standard laboratory- and clinical imaging equipment that enables quantitative analysis of normal cardiac contraction, disease phenotypes and pharmacological responses...
December 27, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262379/dexamethasone-induced-upregulation-of-cav3-2-t-type-ca2-channels-in-rat-cardiac-myocytes
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D Falcón, R González-Montelongo, E Sánchez de Rojas-de Pedro, A Ordóñez, J Ureña, A Castellano
Glucocorticoids are widely used to treat acute and chronic diseases. Unfortunately, their therapeutic use is associated with severe side effects. Glucocorticoids are known to regulate several ion channels in cardiac myocytes, including voltage-dependent Ca2+ channels. Low-voltage-activated T-type Ca2+ channels are expressed in ventricular myocytes during the fetal and perinatal period, but are practically absent in the adult. However, these channels can be re-expressed in adult cardiomyocytes under some pathological conditions...
December 17, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250595/comparison-of-nmda-and-ampa-channel-expression-and-function-between-embryonic-and-adult-neurons-utilizing-microelectrode-array-systems
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Darin Edwards, Frank Sommerhage, Bonnie Berry, Hanna Nummer, Martina Raquet, Brad Clymer, Maria Stancescu, James J Hickman
Microelectrode arrays (MEAs) are innovative tools used to perform electrophysiological experiments for the study of electrical activity and connectivity in populations of neurons from dissociated cultures. Reliance upon neurons derived from embryonic tissue is a common limitation of neuronal/MEA hybrid systems and perhaps of neuroscience research in general, and the use of adult neurons could model fully functional in vivo parameters more closely. Spontaneous network activity was concurrently recorded from both embryonic and adult rat neurons cultured on MEAs for up to 10 weeks in vitro to characterize the synaptic connections between cell types...
December 11, 2017: ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239964/superior-efficacy-of-lipid-emulsion-infusion-over-serum-alkalinization-in-reversing-amitriptyline-induced-cardiotoxicity-in-guinea-pig
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Shogo Tsujikawa, Tadashi Matsuura, Kotaro Hori, Takashi Mori, Miyuki Kuno, Kiyonobu Nishikawa
BACKGROUND: Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) are a major cause of fatal drug poisoning due to their cardiotoxicity. Alkalinization by sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) administration, the first-line therapy for TCA-induced cardiotoxicity, can occasionally yield insufficient efficacy in severe cases. Because most TCAs are highly lipophilic, lipid emulsion may be more effective than alkalinization. However, it remains to be determined whether lipid emulsion is more beneficial than alkalinization in reversing amitriptyline-induced cardiotoxicity...
December 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235497/pharmacological-modulation-of-kv3-1-mitigates-auditory-midbrain-temporal-processing-deficits-following-auditory-nerve-damage
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Anna R Chambers, Nadia Pilati, Pooja Balaram, Charles H Large, Leonard K Kaczmarek, Daniel B Polley
Higher stages of central auditory processing compensate for a loss of cochlear nerve synapses by increasing the gain on remaining afferent inputs, thereby restoring firing rate codes for rudimentary sound features. The benefits of this compensatory plasticity are limited, as the recovery of precise temporal coding is comparatively modest. We reasoned that persistent temporal coding deficits could be ameliorated through modulation of voltage-gated potassium (Kv) channels that regulate temporal firing patterns...
December 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229531/eriodictyol-stimulates-insulin-secretion-through-camp-pka-signaling-pathway-in-mice-islets
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Abdul Hameed, Rahman M Hafizur, Nusrat Hussain, Sayed Ali Raza, Mujeeb-Ur-Rehman, Sajda Ashraf, Zaheer Ul-Haq, Faisal Khan, Ghulam Abbas, M Iqbal Choudhary
Eriodictyol, a flavonoid isolated from Lyonia ovalifolia, was found to be the most potent insulin secretagogue in our preliminary studies. Here, we explored mechanism(s) of insulin secretory activity of eriodictyol in vitro and in vivo. Mice islets and MIN6 cells were incubated in basal and stimulatory glucose containing eriodictyol with or without agonist/antagonist. Secreted insulin and cAMP contents were measured using ELISA kits. K+- and Ca2+-channels currents were recorded with patch-clamp technique. Oral glucose tolerance test and plasma insulin was evaluated in non-diabetic and diabetic rats...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225042/endogenous-dopamine-and-endocannabinoid-signaling-mediate-cocaine-induced-reversal-of-ampar-synaptic-potentiation-in-the-nucleus-accumbens-shell
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Anna E Ingebretson, Matthew C Hearing, Ethan D Huffington, Mark J Thomas
Repeated exposure to drugs of abuse alters the structure and function of neural circuits mediating reward, generating maladaptive plasticity in circuits critical for motivated behavior. Within meso-corticolimbic dopamine circuitry, repeated exposure to cocaine induces progressive alterations in AMPAR-mediated glutamatergic synaptic transmission. During a 10-14 day period of abstinence from cocaine, AMPAR signaling is potentiated at synapses on nucleus accumbens (NAc) medium spiny neurons (MSNs), promoting a state of heightened synaptic excitability...
December 7, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209230/balanced-noise-evoked-excitation-and-inhibition-in-awake-mice-ca3
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Ningqian Wang, Xiong Gan, Yun Liu, Zhongju Xiao
The hippocampus is known as a neuronal structure involved in learning, memory and spatial navigation using multi-sensory cues. However, the basic features of its response to acoustic stimuli without any behavioral tasks (conditioning) remains poorly studied. Here, we investigated the CA3 response to auditory stimuli using in vivo loose-patch recordings in awake and anesthetized C57 mice. Different acoustic stimuli in addition to broadband noise such as click, FM sound and pure tone were applied to test the response of CA3 in awake animals...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194563/cyclic-analogues-of-%C3%AE-conotoxin-vc1-1-inhibit-colonic-nociceptors-and-provide-analgesia-in-a-mouse-model-of-chronic-abdominal-pain
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Joel Castro, Luke Grundy, Annemie Deiteren, Andrea M Harrington, Tracey O'Donnell, Jessica Maddern, Jessi Moore, Sonia Garcia-Caraballo, Grigori Y Rychkov, Rilei Yu, Quentin Kaas, David J Craik, David J Adams, Stuart M Brierley
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome suffer from chronic visceral pain (CVP); however, limited analgesic therapeutic options are currently available. We have shown that α-conotoxin Vc1.1-induced activation of GABAB receptors on the peripheral endings of colonic afferents reduces nociceptive signalling from the viscera. However, the analgesic efficacy of more stable, cyclized versions of Vc1.1 on CVP remains to be determined. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Using ex vivo colonic afferent preparations, we determined the inhibitory actions of cyclized Vc1...
November 30, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193067/the-role-of-s-nitrosylation-of-kainate-type-of-ionotropic-glutamate-receptor-2-in-epilepsy-induced-by-kainic-acid
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Linxiao Wang, Yanyan Liu, Rulan Lu, Guoying Dong, Xia Chen, Wenwei Yun, Xianju Zhou
Epilepsy is a chronic brain disease affecting millions of individuals. Kainate receptors, especially kainate-type of ionotropic glutamate receptor 2 (GluK2), play an important role in epileptogenesis. Recent data showed that GluK2 could undergo post-translational modifications in terms of S-nitrosylation (SNO), and affect the signaling pathway of cell death in cerebral ischemia-reperfusion. However, it is unclear whether S-nitrosylation of GluK2 (SNO-GluK2) contributes to cell death induced by epilepsy. Here, we report that kainic acid-induced SNO-GluK2 is mediated by GluK2 itself, regulated by neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) and the level of cytoplasmic calcium in vivo and in vitro hippocampus neurons...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180954/disrupted-co-activation-of-interneurons-and-hippocampal-network-after-focal-kainate-lesion
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Lim-Anna Sieu, Emmanuel Eugène, Agnès Bonnot, Ivan Cohen
GABAergic interneurons are known to control activity balance in physiological conditions and to coordinate hippocampal networks during cognitive tasks. In temporal lobe epilepsy interneuron loss and consecutive network imbalance could favor pathological hypersynchronous epileptic discharges. We tested this hypothesis in mice by in vivo unilateral epileptogenic hippocampal kainate lesion followed by in vitro recording of extracellular potentials and patch-clamp from GFP-expressing interneurons in CA3, in an optimized recording chamber...
2017: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174617/mir-302-367-induced-neurons-reduce-behavioral-impairment-in-an-experimental-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Maryam Ghasemi-Kasman, Amir Shojaei, Mohammad Gol, Ali Akbar Moghadamnia, Hossein Baharvand, Mohammad Javan
In vivo reprogramming of reactive glial cells to neurons has opened a new horizon in regenerative medicine. Our previous study showed that astrocytes could be converted to neurons by the microRNA-302/367 (miR-302/367) cluster in adult brains. In this study, we investigated the possible contribution of miR-302/367-induced neurons in behavioral improvement and neural repair in an Alzheimer's disease (AD) animal model. The AD model was induced by an intracerebroventricular (i.c.v) injection of streptozotocin (STZ)...
November 24, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167350/safinamide-differentially-modulates-in-vivo-glutamate-and-gaba-release-in-the-rat-hippocampus-and-basal-ganglia
#17
Michele Morari, Alberto Brugnoli, Clarissa Anna Pisano, Salvatore Novello, Carla Caccia, Elsa Melloni, Gloria Padoani, Silvia Vailati, Marco Sardina
Safinamide has been recently approved as add-on to levodopa therapy in Parkinson's disease. In addition to inhibiting monoamine oxidase-type B, it also blocks sodium channels and modulates glutamate release in vitro. Since this property might contribute to the therapeutic action of the drug, we undertook the present study to investigate whether safinamide inhibits glutamate release also in vivo, and whether this effect is consistent across different brain areas and is selective for glutamatergic neurons. To this aim, in vivo microdialysis was used to monitor the spontaneous and veratridine-induced glutamate and GABA release in the hippocampus and basal ganglia of naive, awake rats...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093172/a-computational-analysis-of-signal-fidelity-in-the-rostral-nucleus-of-the-solitary-tract
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Alison Boxwell, David Terman, Marion Frank, Yuchio Yanagawa, Joseph B Travers
Neurons in the rostral nucleus of the solitary tract (rNST) convey taste information to both local circuits and pathways destined for forebrain structures. This nucleus is more than a simple relay, however, since rNST neurons differ in response rates and tuning curves relative to primary afferent fibers. To systematically study the impact of convergence and inhibition on firing frequency and breadth of tuning (BOT) in rNST, we constructed a mathematical model of its two major cell types: projection neurons and inhibitory neurons...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080173/methods-related-to-polyamine-control-of-cation-transport-across-plant-membranes
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Isaac Zepeda-Jazo, Igor Pottosin
Polyamines (PAs) are unique polycationic metabolites, which modulate plants' growth, development, and stress responses. As polycations, PAs interfere with cationic transport systems as ion channels and ionotropic pumps. Here, we describe the application of two techniques, MIFE to study the effects of PAs on cation fluxes in vivo and conventional patch-clamp to evaluate the PA blockage of ion currents in isolated plant vacuoles. Preparation of vacuoles for patch-clamp assays is described and solutions and voltage protocols are given, which allow separate recordings of major vacuolar channel currents and quantify their blockage by PAs...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053844/evolutionally-conserved-function-of-kisspeptin-neuronal-system-is-non-reproductive-regulation-as-revealed-by-non-mammalian-study
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Mikoto Nakajo, Shinji Kanda, Tomomi Karigo, Akiko Takahashi, Yasuhisa Akazome, Yoshihisa Uenoyama, Makito Kobayashi, Yoshitaka Oka
Kisspeptin neuronal system, which consists of a neuropeptide kisspeptin and its receptor Gpr54, is considered in mammals a key factor of reproductive regulation, so called hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis. However, in non-mammalian vertebrates, especially in teleosts, existence of kisspeptin regulation on HPG axis is still controversial. Here, we applied multidisciplinary techniques to a teleost fish, medaka and examined possible kisspeptin regulation on HPG axis. First, we generated knockout medaka for kisspeptin-related genes and found that they show normal fertility, gonadal maturation, and expression of gonadotropins...
October 18, 2017: Endocrinology
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