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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213524/g-protein-coupled-receptor-kinase-2-grk-2-regulates-serotonin-metabolism-through-the-monoamine-oxidase-amx-2-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Jianjun Wang, Jiansong Luo, Dipendra K Aryal, William C Wetzel, Richard Nass, Jeffrey L Benovic
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) regulate many animal behaviors. GPCR signaling is mediated by agonist-promoted interactions of GPCRs with heterotrimeric G proteins, GPCR kinases (GRKs) and arrestins. To further elucidate the role of GRKs in regulating GPCR-mediated behaviors, we utilized the genetic model system Caenorhabditis elegans. Our studies demonstrate that grk-2 loss-of-function strains are egg-laying defective and contain low levels of serotonin (5-HT) and high levels of the 5-HT metabolite 5-hydroxyindole acetic acid (5-HIAA)...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205418/pediatric-neuroendocrine-carcinoid-tumors-management-pathology-and-imaging-findings-in-a-pediatric-referral-center
#2
Andrew J Degnan, Shannon Tocchio, Waleed Kurtom, Sameh S Tadros
BACKGROUND: While neuroendocrine (carcinoid) tumors are increasingly recognized in the adult population, they are often not suspected in children. PROCEDURE: Retrospective review of all well-differentiated neuroendocrine (carcinoid) tumors was performed based on pathology reports from a quaternary pediatric medical center between January 2003 and June 2016. Clinical presentations, treatment approaches, imaging findings, and outcomes were reviewed and analyzed. RESULTS: A total of 45 cases of pathology-proven carcinoid tumor were reported with an average age of 14...
February 16, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198447/the-tnf-%C3%AE-antagonist-etanercept-reverses-age-related-decreases-in-colonic-sert-expression-and-faecal-output-in-mice
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Bhavik Anil Patel, Sara Fidalgo, Chunfang Wang, Leena Parmar, Kasonde Mandona, Annabelle Panossian, Melanie S Flint, Richard N Ranson, M Jill Saffrey, Mark S Yeoman
Treatment for chronic constipation in older people is challenging and the condition has a major impact on quality of life. A lack of understanding about the causes of this condition has hampered the development of effective treatments. 5-HT is an important pro-kinetic agent in the colon. We examined whether alterations in colonic 5-HT signalling underlie age-related changes in faecal output in mice and whether these changes were due to an increase in TNF-α. Components of the 5-HT signalling system (5-HT, 5-HIAA, SERT) and TNF-α expression were examined in the distal colon of 3, 12, 18 and 24-month old mice and faecal output and water content monitored under control conditions and following the administration of etanercept (TNF-α inhibitor; 1 mg Kg(-1))...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194570/genetic-and-biochemical-changes-of-the-serotonergic-system-in-migraine-pathobiology
#4
REVIEW
Claudia Francesca Gasparini, Robert Anthony Smith, Lyn Robyn Griffiths
Migraine is a brain disorder characterized by a piercing headache which affects one side of the head, located mainly at the temples and in the area around the eye. Migraine imparts substantial suffering to the family in addition to the sufferer, particularly as it affects three times more women than men and is most prevalent between the ages of 25 and 45, the years of child rearing. Migraine typically occurs in individuals with a genetic predisposition and is aggravated by specific environmental triggers. Attempts to study the biochemistry of migraine began as early as the 1960s and were primarily directed at serotonin metabolism after an increase of 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA), the main metabolite of serotonin was observed in urine of migraineurs...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178592/sertraline-and-venlafaxine-improves-motor-performance-and-neurobehavioral-deficit-in-quinolinic-acid-induced-huntington-s-like-symptoms-in-rats-possible-neurotransmitters-modulation
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Jaskamal Singh Gill, Sumit Jamwal, Puneet Kumar, Rahul Deshmukh
BACKGROUND: Huntington Disease is autosomal, fatal and progressive neurodegenerative disorder for which clinically available drugs offer only symptomatic relief. Emerging strides have indicated that antidepressants improve motor performance, restore neurotransmitters level, ameliorates striatal atrophy, increases BDNF level and may enhance neurogenesis. Therefore, we investigated sertraline and venlafaxine, clinically available drugs for depression with numerous neuroprotective properties, for their beneficial effects, if any, in quinolinic acid induced Huntington's like symptoms in rats...
November 18, 2016: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166276/homovanillic-acid-and-5-hydroxyindole-acetic-acid-as-biomarkers-for-dementia-with-lewy-bodies-and-coincident-alzheimer-s-disease-an-autopsy-confirmed-study
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Satoru Morimoto, Masaki Takao, Hiroyuki Hatsuta, Yasushi Nishina, Tadashi Komiya, Renpei Sengoku, Yuta Nakano, Akiko Uchino, Hiroyuki Sumikura, Yuko Saito, Kazutomi Kanemaru, Shigeo Murayama
Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) are the two most common causes of dementia. Both pathologies often coexist, and AD patients with concomitant neocortical LB pathology (referred to as the Lewy body variant of AD) generally show faster cognitive decline and accelerated mortality relative to patients with pure AD. Thus, discriminating among patients with DLB, AD, and coincident DLB and AD is important in clinical practice. We examined levels of homovanillic acid (HVA), 5-hydroxyindole acetic acid (5-HIAA), tau, phosphorylated tau (p-tau), and beta-amyloid (Aβ) 1-42 in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) to evaluate their viability as biomarkers to discriminate among different forms of dementia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161298/correlative-analysis-of-dopaminergic-and-serotonergic-metabolism-across-the-brain-to-study-monoaminergic-function-and-interaction
#7
Françoise Dellu-Hagedorn, Aurélie Fitoussi, Philippe De Deurwaerdère
BACKGROUND: The widespread innervation of dopamine (DA) and serotonin (5-HT) systems in cortical and subcortical regions suggests that their biochemical interactions can occur in multiple regions directly or indirectly via neurobiological networks. NEW METHOD: The present study was aimed at validating a neurochemical approach of monoaminergic function based on inter-individual variability of monoamine tissue contents in various cortical and subcortical areas. We focused on monoamines metabolism and examined correlations within and between these monoaminergic systems in selected regions for the metabolites 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC) and/or homovanillic acid (HVA) and 5-hydroxyindole acetic acid (5-HIAA) alone or with respect to the turnover indexes DOPAC/DA, DOPAC+HVA/DA and 5-HIAA/5-HT...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069454/c1473g-polymorphism-in-mouse-tryptophan-hydroxylase-2-gene-in-the-regulation-of-the-reaction-to-emotional-stress
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Ekaterina Y Bazhenova, Daria V Bazovkina, Elizabeth A Kulikova, Dariya V Fursenko, Nikita V Khotskin, Daria V Lichman, Alexander V Kulikov
Neurotransmitter serotonin (5-HT) is involved in the regulation of stress response. Tryptophan hydroxylase-2 (TPH2) is the key enzyme of serotonin (5-HT) synthesis in the brain. C1473G polymorphism in Tph2 gene is the main factor defining the enzyme activity in the brain of laboratory mice. The effect of interaction between C1473G polymorphism and 30min restriction stress on the behavior in the open field test, c-Fos gene expression and 5-HT metabolism in the brain in adult male of B6-1473C and B6-1473G congenic mouse lines with high and low TPH2 activity was investigated...
January 6, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030789/the-ssri-fluoxetine-exhibits-mild-effects-on-the-reproductive-axis-in-the-cichlid-fish-cichlasoma-dimerus-teleostei-cichliformes
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Luciana S Dorelle, Rodrigo H Da Cuña, Graciela Rey Vázquez, Christian Höcht, Akio Shimizu, Griselda Genovese, Fabiana L Lo Nostro
Among the wide variety of pharmaceuticals released into the environment, Fluoxetine (FLX), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, is one of the most prescribed for the treatment of major depression. It inhibits serotonin (5-HT) reuptake at the presinaptic membrane, increasing serotonergic activity. In vertebrates, including fish, the serotonergic system is closely related to the Hypothalamic Pituitary Gonadal (HPG) axis which regulates reproduction. As FLX can act as an endocrine disrupting compound (EDC) by affecting several reproductive parameters in fish, the aim of this study was to provide an integral assessment of the potential effect of FLX on the reproductive axis of the Neotropical freshwater fish Cichlasoma dimerus...
December 25, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027897/relevance-of-dihydropyrimidine-dehydrogenase-and-thymidylate-synthase-in-patients-with-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasms-treated-with-5-fu-based-chemotherapy
#10
S Krug, M Boch, W Nimphius, T M Gress, P Michl, A Rinke
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy with 5-FU and Streptozotocin (STZ) is recommended as first-line treatment in patients with metastatic pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (PNEN). However, data about biomarkers involved in the 5-FU metabolism to predict response are still limited. OBJECTIVES: Evaluation of clinicopathological features and potential predictive and prognostic markers of patients with PNEN treated with 5-FU based regimens. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 41 patients with PNEN who were treated at the University Hospital Marburg between 2000 and 2013...
December 22, 2016: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012334/infarcted-mesothelial-cyst-a-case-report
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Fernando Navarro, Eric Schmieler, Walter Beversdorf
INTRODUCTION: Mesenteric and omental mesothelial cysts are rare, accounting for only 1 in 100,000 hospital admissions for abdominal pain (Tan Jane et al., 2009) [1]. They are often discovered only on CT imaging, which is frequently non-definitive in identifying an exact tissue source owing to overlapping radiographic features with other masses (Stoupis et al., 1994) [2]. The symptoms manifested by such masses are also nonspecific, favoring consideration of more frequently encountered problems in the scope of general surgery over cystic masses in the differential diagnosis...
November 15, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994633/electroacupuncture-restores-5-ht-system-deficit-in-chronic-mild-stress-induced-depressed-rats
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Dongmei Duan, Ya Tu, Xiuyan Yang, Ping Liu
Objective. The current study is designed to investigate the antidepressant efficacy of electroacupuncture (EA) treatment by evaluating its effect on the synthesis, metabolism, reuptake, and receptors of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT), so as to clarify the molecular mechanisms of EA for antidepression. Materials and Methods. Solitary combined with the chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) was used to establish the rat model with depression. The depressed rats were supplied with EA treatment for 4 weeks, and the behavior change and the following indices including 5-HT, 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA), monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A), tryptophan hydroxylase (TPH), 5-HT transporter (SERT), 5-HT1A, and 5-HT2A in hippocampus and prefrontal cortex were examined...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989269/dietary-tryptophan-depletion-in-humans-using-a-simplified-two-amino-acid-formula-a-pilot-study
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Maike Linden, Katrin Helmbold, Janina Kempf, Shabnam Sippas, Christian Filss, Karl-Josef Langen, Albrecht Eisert, Florian Daniel Zepf
BACKGROUND: Acute tryptophan depletion (ATD) is a well-established dietary method in translational brain research used to briefly lower central nervous serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)) synthesis. A simplified two amino acid ATD formula (ATDPHE/LEU) was developed while reducing the overall amount of amino acids (AAs), with the objective of administration especially in children and adolescents in future studies. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated tryptophan (TRP) influx rates across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) after dietary ATDPHE/LEU administration relative to the ATD Moja-De protocol that has been established for use in children and adolescents...
2016: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989046/valve-replacement-in-patients-with-carcinoid-heart-disease-choosing-the-right-valve-at-the-right-time
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Amit Korach, Simona Grozinsky-Glasberg, Joseph Atlan, Abeer Dabah, Karine Atlan, Ehud Rudis, Amir Elami, David J Gross, Michael J Reardon, Oz M Shapira
BACKGROUND: The prosthetic valve of choice in patients with carcinoid valve disease (CVD) remains controversial due to the limited life expectancy of patients with advanced-stage neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) on the one hand, and concerns regarding structural valve deterioration (SVD) on the other hand. METHODS: The records of 17 patients (11 females, seven males; mean age 65 ± 11 years; undergoing 18 operations) with primarily right heart failure due to CVD were reviewed...
May 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940130/simultaneous-measurement-of-monoamine-metabolites-and-5-methyltetrahydrofolate-in-the-cerebrospinal-fluid-of-children
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Tomoyuki Akiyama, Yumiko Hayashi, Yoshiyuki Hanaoka, Takashi Shibata, Mari Akiyama, Kazuyuki Nakamura, Yu Tsuyusaki, Masaya Kubota, Harumi Yoshinaga, Katsuhiro Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: We describe a new method for simultaneous measurement of monoamine metabolites (3-O-methyldopa [3-OMD], 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenylethyleneglycol [MHPG], 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid [5-HIAA], and homovanillic acid [HVA]) and 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) and its use on cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples from pediatric patients. METHODS: Monoamine metabolites and 5-MTHF were measured by high-performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection...
February 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912874/the-anxiolytic-effect-of-essential-oil-of-cananga-odorata-exposure-on-mice-and-determination-of-its-major-active-constituents
#16
Nan Zhang, Lei Zhang, Linyin Feng, Lei Yao
BACKGROUND: Essential oil from Cananga odorata (ylang-ylang essential oil, YYO) is usually used in reducing blood pressure, improving cognitive functioning in aromatherapy in human. Few reports showed its effect on anxiety behaviors. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE: To investigate the anxiolytic effects of YYO exposure on anxiety animal models, determine the major active constituents and investigate the change of neurotransmitters after odor exposure. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: ICR mice were subjected to three anxiety models including open field, elevated plus maze and light-dark box tests after acute and chronic YYO exposure...
December 15, 2016: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898359/motherhood-and-infant-contact-regulate-neuroplasticity-in-the-serotonergic-midbrain-dorsal-raphe
#17
M Allie Holschbach, Joseph S Lonstein
The adult brain shows remarkable neuroplasticity in response to hormones and the socioemotional modifications that they influence. In females with reproductive and maternal experience, this neuroplasticity includes the birth and death of cells in several forebrain regions involved in maternal caregiving and postpartum affective state. Such plasticity in midbrain sites critical for these behavioral and emotional processes has never been examined, though. By visualizing bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) to label mitotic cells, NeuroD for neuronal precursors, and TUNEL to identify dying cells, we found that the midbrain dorsal raphe nucleus (DR, the source of most ascending serotoninergic projections) exhibited significant neuroplasticity in response to motherhood...
February 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853890/neuroprotective-potential-of-curcumin-in-combination-with-piperine-against-6-hydroxy-dopamine-induced-motor-deficit-and-neurochemical-alterations-in-rats
#18
Shamsher Singh, Puneet Kumar
AIM AND OBJECTIVE: 6-hydroxy dopamine (6-OHDA) is a neurotoxin which on intranigral administration produces severe nigrostriatal damage with motor and cognitive deficit in animals. Curcumin (CMN) in combination with bioenhancer piperine (PP) in 6-hydroxydopamine-induced Parkinsonian rats was used to investigate the antioxidant, neuromodulatory and neuroprotective mechanisms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hemi-Parkinson's rat model was developed with intranigral infusion of 6-OHDA (8 μg/2 μl, once, unilaterally), treatment with CMN (25 and 50 mg/kg) and combination of PP (2...
February 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829249/dcr3-tff3-and-midkine-are-novel-serum-biomarkers-in-small-intestinal-neuroendocrine-tumors
#19
Katarina Edfeldt, Kosmas Daskalakis, Christofer Bäcklin, Olov Norlén, Eva Tiensuu Janson, Gunnar Westin, Per Hellman, Peter Stålberg
Small intestinal neuroendocrine tumors (SI-NETs) are amine- and peptide producing neoplasms. Most patients display metastases at the time of diagnosis, they have an unpredictable individual disease course and the tumors are often therapy resistant. Chromogranin A (CgA) and 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) are the clinically most used biomarkers today, but there is a great need for novel diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers and new therapeutic targets. Sixty-nine biomarkers were screened in serum from 23 SI-NET patients and 23 healthy controls using multiplex PLA (proximity ligation assay)...
November 9, 2016: Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819195/long-term-effects-of-pre-pubertal-fluoxetine-on-behaviour-and-monoaminergic-stress-response-in-stress-sensitive-rats
#20
Nico Johan Badenhorst, Linda Brand, Brian Herbert Harvey, Susanna Maria Ellis, Christiaan Beyers Brink
OBJECTIVE: Although prescription rates of antidepressants for children and adolescents have increased, concerns have been raised regarding effects on neurodevelopment and long-term outcome. Using a genetic animal model of depression, this study investigated the long-term effects of pre-pubertal administration of fluoxetine (FLX) on depressive-like behaviour in early adulthood, as well as on central monoaminergic response to an acute stressor. We postulated that pre-pubertal FLX will have lasting effects on animal behaviour and monoaminergic stress responses in early adulthood...
November 7, 2016: Acta Neuropsychiatrica
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