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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428702/drd4-and-dat1-vntr-genotyping-in-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
#1
Ashley Stanley, K Chavda, A Subramanian, S V Prabhu, T F Ashavaid
The dopamine receptor-D4 and the dopamine transporter have been investigated for their role in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. Reports of their genetic association with ADHD have shown mixed results. The aim of the study was to evaluate the association of variable number tandem repeats (VNTRs) of the DRD4 and DAT1 genes with ADHD in children. A pilot 1:1 case control study, with 44 clinically confirmed ADHD cases and 44 age/gender matched healthy controls, was conducted at a tertiary care centre in Mumbai...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424758/redox-related-epigenetic-mechanisms-in-glioblastoma-nuclear-factor-erythroid-derived-2-like-2-cobalamin-and-dopamine-receptor-subtype-4
#2
Matthew Scott Schrier, Malav Suchin Trivedi, Richard Carlton Deth
Glioblastoma is an exceptionally difficult cancer to treat. Cancer is universally marked by epigenetic changes, which play key roles in sustaining a malignant phenotype, in addition to disease progression and patient survival. Studies have shown strong links between the cellular redox state and epigenetics. Nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2) is a redox-sensitive transcription factor that upregulates endogenous antioxidant production, and is aberrantly expressed in many cancers, including glioblastoma...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420882/the-role-of-the-swi-snf-chromatin-remodeling-complex-in-maintaining-the-stemness-of-glioma-initiating-cells
#3
Hiroaki Hiramatsu, Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Kyousuke Kobayashi, Takeshi Haraguchi, Yasushi Ino, Tomoki Todo, Hideo Iba
Glioma initiating cells (GICs) are thought to contribute to therapeutic resistance and tumor recurrence in glioblastoma, a lethal primary brain tumor in adults. Although the stem-like properties of GICs, such as self-renewal and tumorigenicity, are epigenetically regulated, the role of a major chromatin remodeling complex in human, the SWI/SNF complex, remains unknown in these cells. We here demonstrate that the SWI/SNF core complex, that is associated with a unique corepressor complex through the d4-family proteins, DPF1 or DPF3a, plays essential roles in stemness maintenance in GICs...
April 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373127/rp5063-an-atypical-antipsychotic-drug-with-a-unique-pharmacologic-profile-improves-declarative-memory-and-psychosis-in-mouse-models-of-schizophrenia
#4
Lakshmi Rajagopal, Sunoh Kwon, Mei Huang, Eric Michael, Laxminarayan Bhat, Marc Cantillon, Herbert Y Meltzer
Various types of atypical antipsychotic drugs (AAPDs) modestly improve the cognitive impairment associated with schizophrenia (CIAS). RP5063 is an AAPD with a diverse and unique pharmacology, including partial agonism at dopamine (DA) D2, D3, D4, serotonin (5-HT)1A, and 5-HT2A receptors (Rs), full agonism at α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine (ACh)R (nAChR), and antagonism at 5-HT2B, 5-HT6, and 5-HT7Rs. Most atypical APDs are 5-HT2A inverse agonists. The efficacy of RP5063 in mouse models of psychosis and episodic memory were studied...
March 31, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361337/chronic-stressors-and-adolescents-externalizing-problems-genetic-moderation-by-dopamine-receptor-d4-the-trails-study
#5
Anna Roos E Zandstra, Johan Ormel, Pieter J Hoekstra, Catharina A Hartman
The existing literature does not provide consistent evidence that carriers of the Dopamine D4 Receptor 7-repeat allele are more sensitive to adverse environmental influences, resulting in enhanced externalizing problems, compared to noncarriers. One explanation is that the adverse influences examined in prior studies were not severe, chronic, or distressing enough to reveal individual differences in sensitivity reflected by DRD4-7R. This study examined whether the 7-repeat allele moderated the association between chronic stressors capturing multiple stressful aspects of individuals' lives and externalizing problems in adolescence...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347261/dopamine-d4-receptor-stimulation-contributes-to-novel-object-recognition-relevance-to-cognitive-impairment-in-schizophrenia
#6
Masanori Miyauchi, Nichole M Neugebauer, Herbert Y Meltzer
Several atypical antipsychotic drugs (APDs) have high affinity for the dopamine (DA) D4 receptor, but the relevance to the efficacy for the treatment of cognitive impairment associated with schizophrenia (CIAS) is poorly understood. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of D4 receptor stimulation or blockade on novel object recognition (NOR) in normal rats and on the sub-chronic phencyclidine (PCP)-induced novel object recognition deficit. The effect of the D4 agonist, PD168077, and the D4 antagonist, L-745,870, were studied alone, and in combination with clozapine and lurasidone...
April 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341945/translational-value-of-drug-discrimination-with-typical-and-atypical-antipsychotic-drugs
#7
Joseph H Porter, Kevin A Webster, Adam J Prus
This chapter focuses on the translational value of drug discrimination as a preclinical assay for drug development. In particular, the importance of two factors, i.e., training dose and species, for drug discrimination studies with the atypical antipsychotic clozapine is examined. Serotonin receptors appear to be an important pharmacological mechanism mediating clozapine's discriminative cue in both rats and mice, although differences are clearly evident as antagonism of cholinergic muscarinic receptors is important in rats at a higher training dose (5...
March 25, 2017: Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336436/induction-of-dopamine-d1-and-d5-receptors-in-r28%C3%A2-cells-by-light-exposures
#8
Yan Ke, Wentao Li, Zhiqun Tan, Zhikuan Yang
Dopamine is known to play an important role in the pathophysiological process of myopia development relevant to the ambient lighting, but it is still poorly understood about how lighting regulates dopamine and its interaction with dopamine receptors to mediate the pathogenic signal transduction leading to alterations of ocular globe and the pathogenesis of myopia. Many studies have highlighted changes of ocular dopamine amount in response to different lighting conditions, but little attention has been paid to the dopamine receptors during these processes...
March 20, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329817/early-life-benzo-a-pyrene-exposure-causes-neurodegenerative-syndromes-in-adult-zebrafish-danio-rerio-and-the-mechanism-involved
#9
Dongxu Gao, Chonggang Wang, Zhihui Xi, Yixi Zhou, Yuanchuan Wang, Zhenghong Zuo
There is increasing recognition of the importance of early-life environmental exposures in health disorders at later-life stages. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether early-life exposure to benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) could induce neurodegenerative syndromes at later-life stages in zebrafish. Embryos were exposed to BaP at doses of 0, 0.05, 0.5, 5, and 50 nM from early embryogenesis to 96 h post-fertilization (hpf), then transferred to clean water and maintained for 365 days. We found that BaP decreased locomotor and cognitive ability, neurotransmitter levels of dopamine, 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid and norepinephrine; and induced loss of dopaminergic neurons and resulted in neurodegeneration...
January 30, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327307/discovery-characterization-and-biological-evaluation-of-a-novel-r-4-4-difluoropiperidine-scaffold-as-dopamine-receptor-4-d4r-antagonists
#10
Daniel E Jeffries, Jonathan O Witt, Andrea L McCollum, Kayla J Temple, Miguel A Hurtado, Joel M Harp, Anna L Blobaum, Craig W Lindsley, Corey R Hopkins
Herein, we report the synthesis and structure-activity relationship of a novel series of (R)-4,4-difluoropiperidine core scaffold as dopamine receptor 4 (D4) antagonists. A series of compounds from this scaffold are highly potent against the D4 receptor and selective against the other dopamine receptors. In addition, we were able to confirm the active isomer as the (R)-enantiomer via an X-ray crystal structure.
December 1, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326743/dopamine-receptors-modulate-t-lymphocytes-via-inhibition-of-camp-creb-signaling-pathway
#11
Yan Huang, Can-Can Chen, Ting-Ting Wang, Yi-Hua Qiu, Yu-Ping Peng
OBJECTIVES: We have previously reported that dopamine D2-like receptors including D2, D3 and D4 receptors are more important in mediating modulation of T cells than dopamine D1-like receptors (D1 and D5 receptors). Here we aimed to clarify the role of D2-like receptors in regulation of differentiation and function of T lymphocyte subsets, including helper T (Th)1, Th2, Th17 and regulatory T (Treg) cells. METHODS: Lymphocytes, separated from the mesenteric lymph nodes of mice, were stimulated with concanavalin A (Con A) and treated with the D2-like receptor agonist quinpirole or the antagonist haloperidol...
December 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318261/expanded-rosarin-a-versatile-fullerene-c60-receptor
#12
Xian-Sheng Ke, Taeyeon Kim, James T Brewster, Vincent M Lynch, Dongho Kim, Jonathan L Sessler
An expanded rosarian (P3P6) with a bowl-like conformation has been prepared and characterized in a one-pot procedure that involves condensing a bispyrrole pyridine precursor (P1P2) with benzaldehyde, followed by oxidation. Single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis reveals a bowl-like conformation in the solid state with an upper rim diameter defined by the meso-phenyl substituents of ca. 13.5 Å and a depth of roughly 6.3 Å. P3P6 forms both 1:1 and 2:1 complexes with C60 in the solid state. DFT reveals similar energies for the two binding modes...
March 24, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304244/intravitreally-administered-dopamine-d2-like-and-d4-but-not-d1-like-receptor-agonists-reduce-form-deprivation-myopia-in-tree-shrews
#13
Alexander H Ward, John T Siegwart, Michael R Frost, Thomas T Norton
We examined the effect of intravitreal injections of D1-like and D2-like dopamine receptor agonists and antagonists and D4 receptor drugs on form-deprivation myopia (FDM) in tree shrews, mammals closely related to primates. In eleven groups (n = 7 per group), we measured the amount of FDM produced by monocular form deprivation (FD) over an 11-day treatment period. The untreated fellow eye served as a control. Animals also received daily 5 µL intravitreal injections in the FD eye. The reference group received 0...
January 2017: Visual Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282463/family-based-association-study-of-drd4-gene-in-methylphenidate-responded-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
#14
Patrick Wing-Leung Leung, Janice Ka Yan Chan, Lu Hua Chen, Chi Chiu Lee, Se Fong Hung, Ting Pong Ho, Chun Pan Tang, Robert K Moyzis, James M Swanson
The 48-basepair (48-bp) variable number tandem repeat (VNTR) polymorphism in exon 3 of the dopamine receptor D4 gene (DRD4) is implicated in the etiology of attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In particular, ADHD in European-ancestry population is associated with an increased prevalence of the 7-repeat (7R) allele of the exon 3 VNTR. However, it is intriguing to note that the 7R allele has been found to be of very low prevalence in the Chinese general population. In a previous case-control study, our research team had found that the 7R allele was similarly absent in Chinese ADHD children in Hong Kong...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243714/nicotine-withdrawal-induced-inattention-is-absent-in-alpha7-nachr-knockout-mice
#15
K K Higa, A Grim, M E Kamenski, J van Enkhuizen, X Zhou, K Li, J C Naviaux, L Wang, R K Naviaux, M A Geyer, A Markou, J W Young
RATIONALE: Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the USA, but quit attempts result in withdrawal-induced cognitive dysfunction and predicts relapse. Greater understanding of the neural mechanism(s) underlying these cognitive deficits is required to develop targeted treatments to aid quit attempts. OBJECTIVES: We examined nicotine withdrawal-induced inattention in mice lacking the α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) using the five-choice continuous performance test (5C-CPT)...
February 28, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230199/activation-of-angiotensin-ii-type-1-receptors-increases-d4-dopamine-receptor-expression-in-rat-renal-proximal-tubule-cells
#16
Luxun Tang, Shuo Zheng, Hongmei Ren, Duofen He, Chunyu Zeng, Wei Eric Wang
Both the dopaminergic and renin-angiotensin systems play important roles in the regulation of blood pressure. Our previous study showed that the stimulation of dopaminergic D4 receptors reduced angiotensin II type 1 (AT1) receptor expression in renal proximal tubule (RPT) cells. In this study, we tested whether AT1 receptors, in return, would regulate D4 receptor expression and function in RPT cells. Expression of the D4 receptor from Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) or spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) RPT cells and renal cortex tissues were determined by western blot, and Na(+)-K(+) ATPase activity was determined using an enzyme assay...
February 23, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221369/chemistry-based-molecular-signature-underlying-the-atypia-of-clozapine
#17
T Cardozo, E Shmelkov, K Felsovalyi, J Swetnam, T Butler, D Malaspina, S V Shmelkov
The central nervous system is functionally organized as a dynamic network of interacting neural circuits that underlies observable behaviors. At higher resolution, these behaviors, or phenotypes, are defined by the activity of a specific set of biomolecules within those circuits. Identification of molecules that govern psychiatric phenotypes is a major challenge. The only organic molecular entities objectively associated with psychiatric phenotypes in humans are drugs that induce psychiatric phenotypes and drugs used for treatment of specific psychiatric conditions...
February 21, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176268/no-genetic-association-between-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd-and-parkinson-s-disease-in-nine-adhd-candidate-snps
#18
Julia M Geissler, Marcel Romanos, Manfred Gerlach, Daniela Berg, Claudia Schulte
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Parkinson's disease (PD) involve pathological changes in brain structures such as the basal ganglia, which are essential for the control of motor and cognitive behavior and impulsivity. The cause of ADHD and PD remains unknown, but there is increasing evidence that both seem to result from a complicated interplay of genetic and environmental factors affecting numerous cellular processes and brain regions. To explore the possibility of common genetic pathways within the respective pathophysiologies, nine ADHD candidate single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in seven genes were tested for association with PD in 5333 cases and 12,019 healthy controls: one variant, respectively, in the genes coding for synaptosomal-associated protein 25 k (SNAP25), the dopamine (DA) transporter (SLC6A3; DAT1), DA receptor D4 (DRD4), serotonin receptor 1B (HTR1B), tryptophan hydroxylase 2 (TPH2), the norepinephrine transporter SLC6A2 and three SNPs in cadherin 13 (CDH13)...
February 7, 2017: Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138806/drd4-variants-moderate-the-impact-of-parental-characteristics-on-child-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-exploratory-evidence-from-a-multiplex-family-design
#19
Molly A Nikolas, Allison M Momany
Parental ADHD symptomatology and related impairments have been robustly associated with youth ADHD across decades of work. Notably, these factors may impede typical development of child self-regulation capabilities through both neurobiological and interpersonal processes. High heritability of estimates for the disorder further suggest that these effects are likely genetically-mediated, at least in part. Variation within the dopamine D4 receptor gene (DRD4) has been shown to moderate parental influences on youth ADHD...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138201/asenapine-for-the-control-of-physical-aggression-a-prospective-naturalist-pilot-study
#20
Jin Shi Amon, Sarah B Johnson, Rif S El-Mallakh
It has been previously purported that higher relative affinity to the dopamine D4 receptor compared to D2 (i.e., D4/D2 affinity ratio > 1) may underlie unique antiaggression potency. Asenapine is a newer antipsychotic that also has D4/D2 affinity ratio > 1. It has demonstrated efficacy in reducing acute agitation in a placebo-controlled study. We performed a prospective naturalistic, pilot, proof of concept study on an inpatient psychiatric unit. Among patients with aggression at time of admission (≥ 12 on Refined Aggression Questionnaire [RAQ], or ≥ 2 on Modified Overt Aggression Scale [MOAS]), asenapine treatment was associated with a significant reduction in total aggression as measured by the MOAS (-14...
January 26, 2017: Psychopharmacology Bulletin
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