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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922379/elevating-serotonin-pre-partum-alters-the-holstein-dairy-cow-hepatic-adaptation-to-lactation
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Samantha R Weaver, Allan S Prichard, Noah L Maerz, Austin P Prichard, Elizabeth L Endres, Lorenzo E Hernández-Castellano, Matthew S Akins, Rupert M Bruckmaier, Laura L Hernandez
Serotonin is known to regulate energy and calcium homeostasis in several mammalian species. The objective of this study was to determine if pre-partum infusions of 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), the immediate precursor to serotonin synthesis, could modulate energy homeostasis at the level of the hepatocyte in post-partum Holstein and Jersey dairy cows. Twelve multiparous Holstein cows and twelve multiparous Jersey cows were intravenously infused daily for approximately 7 d pre-partum with either saline or 1 mg/kg bodyweight of 5-HTP...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921532/the-morphological-characterization-of-orientation-biased-displaced-large-field-ganglion-cells-in-the-central-part-of-goldfish-retina
#2
Hideo Hoshi, Fumi Sato
The vertebrate retina has about 30 subtypes of ganglion cells. Each ganglion cell receives synaptic inputs from specific types of bipolar and amacrine cells ramifying at the same depth of the inner plexiform layer (IPL), each of which is thought to process a specific aspect of visual information. Here, we identified one type of displaced ganglion cell in the goldfish retina which had a large and elongated dendritic field. As a population, all of these ganglion cells were oriented in the horizontal axis and perpendicular to the dorsal-ventral axis of the goldfish eye in the central part of retina...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919798/comparative-effects-of-the-%C3%AF-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-derivatives-resolvins-e1-and-d1-and-protectin-dx-in-models-of-inflammation-and-pain
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Flávia Cs Fonseca, Ricardo M Orlando, Regina Mm Turchetti-Maia, Janetti Nogueira de Francischi
PURPOSE: Specialized pro-resolving lipid mediators (SPMs), also known as lipoxins, resolvins (Rvs), protectins and maresins, have been implicated in the resolution of the inflammatory process. However, a systematic comparison of their activity in the relief of inflammation and pain models is still lacking. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The effects of Rvs E1 and D1 and protectin DX (PDX) were assessed in rat paws inflamed by the standard proinflammatory stimulus carrageenan or by histamine, 5-hydroxytryptamine, substance P or prostaglandin E2...
2017: Journal of Inflammation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916137/oxytocin-induces-penile-erection-and-yawning-when-injected-into-the-bed-nucleus-of-the-stria-terminalis-involvement-of-glutamic-acid-dopamine-and-nitric-oxide
#4
Fabrizio Sanna, Jessica Bratzu, Antonio Argiolas, Maria Rosaria Melis
Oxytocin (5-100ng), but not Arg(8)-vasopressin (100ng), injected unilaterally into the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST) induces penile erection and yawning in a dose-dependent manner in male rats. The minimal effective dose was 20ng for penile erection and 5ng for yawning. Oxytocin responses were abolished not only by the oxytocin receptor antagonist d(CH2)5Tyr(Me)(2)-Orn(8)-vasotocin (1μg), but also by (+) MK-801 (1μg), an excitatory amino acid receptor antagonist of the N-methyl-d-aspartic acid (NMDA) subtype, SCH 23390 (1μg), a D1 receptor antagonist, but not haloperidol (1μg), a D2 receptor antagonist, and SMTC (40μg), an inhibitor of neuronal nitric oxide synthase, injected into the BNST 15min before oxytocin...
September 12, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915572/down-regulation-of-ntcp-expression-by-cyclin-d1-in-hepatitis-b-virus-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma-has-clinical-significance
#5
Jingting Kang, Jie Wang, Jin Cheng, Zhiliang Cao, Ran Chen, Huiyu Li, Shuang Liu, Xiangmei Chen, Jianhua Sui, Fengmin Lu
The sodium-dependent taurocholate cotransporter polypeptide (NTCP) has been identified as a liver specific functional receptor for the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Previous studies indicated that the expression of NTCP may be associated with the proliferation status of hepatocytes. However, the involvement of NTCP in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells proliferation remains unclear. In this study, we confirmed that NTCP was down-regulated in HCC tumor tissues compared with that in the adjacent non-tumor tissues (P < 0...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912680/fyn-signaling-is-compartmentalized-to-dopamine-d1-receptor-expressing-neurons-in-the-dorsal-medial-striatum
#6
Khanhky Phamluong, Emmanuel Darcq, Su Wu, Samuel A Sakhai, Dorit Ron
The tyrosine kinase Fyn plays an important role in synaptic plasticity, learning, and memory. Here we report that Fyn is activated in response to 15 min D1 receptor (D1R) but not D2 receptor (D2R) stimulation specifically in the dorsomedial striatum (DMS) of mice but not in the other substriatal regions, the dorsolateral striatum (DLS), and the nucleus accumbens (NAc). Once activated Fyn phosphorylates its substrate GluN2B, and we show that GluN2B is phosphorylated only in the DMS but not in the other striatal regions...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912086/g-protein-coupled-receptor-kinase-4-induced-cellular-senescence-and-its-senescence-associated-gene-expression-profiling
#7
Pingping Xiao, Xishi Huang, Lanzhen Huang, Jing Yang, Ang Li, Ke Shen, Philip B Wedegaertner, Xiaoshan Jiang
Senescent cells have lost their capacity for proliferation and manifest as irreversibly in cell cycle arrest. Many membrane receptors, including G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), initiate a variety of intracellular signaling cascades modulating cell division and potentially play roles in triggering cellular senescence response. GPCR kinases (GRKs) belong to a family of serine/threonine kinases. Although their role in homologous desensitization of activated GPCRs is well established, the involvement of the kinases in cell proliferation is still largely unknown...
September 11, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911002/intratumor-heterogeneity-predicts-metastasis-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Fang Yang, Yucai Wang, Quan Li, Lulu Cao, Zijia Sun, Juan Jin, Hehui Fang, Aiyu Zhu, Yan Li, Wenwen Zhang, Yanru Wang, Hui Xie, Jan-Åke Gustafsson, Shui Wang, Xiaoxiang Guan
Even with the identical clinicopathological features, the ability for metastasis is vastly different among triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) patients. Intratumor heterogeneity (ITH), which is common in breast cancer, may be a key mechanism leading to the tumor progression. In this study, we studied whether a quantitative genetic definition of ITH can predict clinical outcomes in patients with TNBC. We quantified ITH by calculating Shannon index, a measure of diversity in a population, based on Myc, epidermal growth factor receptor/centromeric probe 7 (EGFR/CEP7) and cyclin D1/centromeric probe 11 (CCND1/CEP11) copy number variations (CNVs) in 300 cells at three different locations of a tumor...
September 1, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905990/the-mtor-kinase-inhibitor-everolimus-synergistically-enhances-the-anti-tumor-effect-of-the-bruton-s-tyrosine-kinase-btk-inhibitor-pls-123-on-mantle-cell-lymphoma
#9
Jiao Li, Xiaogan Wang, Yan Xie, Zhitao Ying, Weiping Liu, Lingyan Ping, Chen Zhang, Zhengying Pan, Ning Ding, Yuqin Song, Jun Zhu
Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is an aggressive and incurable malignant disease. Despite of general chemotherapy, relapse and mortality are common, highlighting the need for the development of novel targeted drugs or combination of therapeutic regimens. Recently, several drugs that target the B-cell receptor (BCR) signaling pathway, especially the Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor ibrutinib, have demonstrated notable therapeutic effects in relapsed/refractory patients, which indicate that pharmacological inhibition of BCR pathway holds promise in MCL treatment...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904232/effects-of-high-versus-moderate-intensity-training-on-neuroplasticity-and-functional-recovery-after-focal-ischemia
#10
Caroline Pin-Barre, Annabelle Constans, Jeanick Brisswalter, Christophe Pellegrino, Jérôme Laurin
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This study was designed to compare the effects of high-intensity interval training (HIT) and moderate-intensity aerobic training (MOD) on functional recovery and cerebral plasticity during the first 2 weeks after cerebral ischemia. METHODS: Rats were randomized as follows: control (n=15), SHAM (n=9), middle cerebral artery occlusion (n=13), middle cerebral artery occlusion at day 1 (n=7), MOD (n=13), and HIT (n=13). Incremental tests were performed at day 1 (D1) and 14 (D14) to identify the running speed associated with the lactate threshold (SLT) and the maximal speed (Smax)...
September 13, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903501/sex-differential-responses-of-tumor-promotion-associated-genes-and-dysregulation-of-novel-long-noncoding-rnas-in-constitutive-androstane-receptor-activated-mouse-liver
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Nicholas J Lodato, Tisha Melia, Andy Rampersaud, David J Waxman
Xenobiotic agonists of constitutive androstane receptor (CAR) induce many hepatic drug metabolizing enzymes, but following prolonged exposure, promote hepatocellular carcinoma, most notably in male mouse liver. Here, we used nuclear RNA-seq to characterize global changes in the mouse liver transcriptome following exposure to the CAR-specific agonist ligand 1,4-bis-[2-(3,5-dichloropyridyloxy)]benzene (TCPOBOP), including changes in novel long noncoding RNAs that may contribute to xenobiotic-induced pathophysiology...
September 1, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903425/pasireotide-is-more-effective-than-octreotide-alone-or-combined-with-everolimus-on-human-meningioma-in-vitro
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Thomas Graillon, David Romano, Céline Defilles, Christophe Lisbonis, Alexandru Saveanu, Dominique Figarella-Branger, Pierre-Hugues Roche, Stéphane Fuentes, Olivier Chinot, Henry Dufour, Anne Barlier
Pasireotide is a somatostatin analog (SSA) that targets somatostatin receptor subtype 1 (SST1), SST2, SST3, and SST5 with a high affinity. Pasireotide has a better antisecretory effect in acromegaly, Cushing's disease, and neuroendocrine tumors than octreotide. In this study, we compared the effects of pasireotide to those of octreotide in vitro on meningioma primary cell cultures, both alone and in combination with the mTOR inhibitor everolimus. Significant mRNA expression levels of SST1, SST2, and SST5 were observed in 40...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903348/nuclear-receptor-nr4a1-is-a-tumor-suppressor-down-regulated-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#13
Hongmei Wu, Jiong Bi, Yan Peng, Lei Huo, Xiaobin Yu, Zhihui Yang, Yunyun Zhou, Li Qin, Yixiang Xu, Lan Liao, Yang Xie, Orla M Conneely, Jos Jonkers, Jianming Xu
The nuclear receptor (NR) superfamily contains hormone-inducible transcription factors that regulate many physiological and pathological processes through regulating gene expression. NR4A1 is an NR family member that still does not have an identified endogenous ligand, and its role in cancer is also currently unclear and controversial. In this study, we aimed to define the expression profiles and specific role of NR4A1 in the highly malignant triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), which still lacks available targeted therapies...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902853/the-human-bitter-taste-receptor-t2r38-is-broadly-tuned-for-bacterial-compounds
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Christophe Verbeurgt, Alex Veithen, Sébastien Carlot, Maxime Tarabichi, Jacques E Dumont, Sergio Hassid, Pierre Chatelain
T2R38 has been shown to be a specific bacterial detector implicated in innate immune defense mechanism of human upper airway. Several clinical studies have demonstrated that this receptor is associated with the development of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). T2R38 was previously reported to bind to homoserine lactones (HSL), quorum sensing molecules specific of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa and other gram negative species. Nevertheless, these bacteria are not the major pathogens found in CRS. Here we report on the identification of bacterial metabolites acting as new agonists of T2R38 based on a single cell calcium imaging study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902472/the-mushroom-body-d1-dopamine-receptor-controls-innate-courtship-drive
#15
Junghwa Lim, Ana I Fernandez, Samantha J Hinojos, Gissel P Aranda, Jacqueline James, Chang-Soo Seong, Kyung-An Han
Mating is critical for species survival and is profoundly regulated by neuromodulators and neurohormones to accommodate internal states and external factors. To identify the underlying neuromodulatory mechanisms, we investigated the roles of dopamine receptors in various aspects of courtship behavior in Drosophila. Here we report that the D1 dopamine receptor dDA1 regulates courtship drive in naïve males. The wild-type naïve males actively courted females regardless their appearance or mating status. On the contrary, the dDA1 mutant (dumb) males exhibited substantially reduced courtship toward less appealing females including decapitated, leg-less and mated females...
September 13, 2017: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901387/triptolide-blocks-the-stat3-signaling-pathway-through-induction-of-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-shp-1-in-multiple-myeloma-cells
#16
Ji-Hun Kim, Byoungduck Park
Triptolide, an active component extracted from the medicinal plant Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F., has been used to treat various diseases, including lupus, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and nephritic syndrome. The present study investigated the effects of triptolide on multiple myeloma using western blotting and an electrophoretic mobility shift assay. Triptolide was found to suppress the inducible and constitutive activation of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3), which is closely associated with inflammation and tumorigenesis...
September 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895569/the-effects-of-the-monoamine-stabilizer-osu6162-on-binge-like-eating-and-cue-controlled-food-seeking-behavior-in-rats
#17
K Feltmann, C Giuliano, B J Everitt, P Steensland, J Alsiö
Binge eating disorder (BED) is characterized by recurring episodes of excessive consumption of palatable food and an increased sensitivity to food cues. Patients with BED display an addiction-like symptomatology and the dopamine system might be a potential treatment target. The clinically safe monoamine stabilizer (-)-OSU6162 (OSU6162) restores dopaminergic dysfunction in long-term alcohol drinking rats and shows promise as a novel treatment for alcohol use disorder. Here, the effects of OSU6162 on consummatory (binge-like eating) and appetitive (cue-controlled seeking) behavior motivated by chocolate-flavored sucrose pellets were evaluated in non-food-restricted male Lister Hooded rats...
September 12, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894300/striatal-dopamine-d1-type-receptor-availability-no-difference-from-control-but-association-with-cortical-thickness-in-methamphetamine-users
#18
K Okita, A M Morales, A C Dean, M C Johnson, V Lu, J Farahi, M A Mandelkern, E D London
Chronic methamphetamine use poses potentially devastating consequences for directly affected individuals and for society. Lower dopamine D2-type receptor availability has been observed in striata of methamphetamine users as compared with controls, but an analogous comparison of D1-type receptors has been conducted only on post-mortem material, with no differences in methamphetamine users from controls in the caudate nucleus and putamen and higher D1-receptor density in the nucleus accumbens. Released from neurons when methamphetamine is self-administered, dopamine binds to both D1- and D2-type receptors in the striatum, with downstream effects on cortical activity...
September 12, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894298/molecular-basis-of-dendritic-atrophy-and-activity-in-stress-susceptibility
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T C Francis, R Chandra, A Gaynor, P Konkalmatt, S R Metzbower, B Evans, M Engeln, T A Blanpied, M K Lobo
Molecular and cellular adaptations in nucleus accumbens (NAc) medium spiny neurons (MSNs) underlie stress-induced depression-like behavior, but the molecular substrates mediating cellular plasticity and activity in MSN subtypes in stress susceptibility are poorly understood. We find the transcription factor early growth response 3 (EGR3) is increased in D1 receptor containing MSNs of mice susceptible to social defeat stress. Genetic reduction of Egr3 levels in D1-MSNs prevented depression-like outcomes in stress susceptible mice by preventing D1-MSN dendritic atrophy, reduced frequency of excitatory input and altered in vivo activity...
September 12, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892416/roman-high-and-low-avoidance-rats-differ-in-their-response-to-chronic-olanzapine-treatment-at-the-level-of-body-weight-regulation-glucose-homeostasis-and-cortico-mesolimbic-gene-expression
#20
Simon S Evers, Gretha J Boersma, Kellie Lk Tamashiro, Anton Jw Scheurink, Gertjan van Dijk
Olanzapine, an antipsychotic agent mainly used for treating schizophrenia, is frequently associated with body weight gain and diabetes mellitus. Nonetheless, studies have shown that not every individual is equally susceptible to olanzapine's weight-gaining effect. Therefore, Roman high and low avoidance rat strains were examined on their responsiveness to olanzapine treatment. The Roman high avoidance rat shares many behavioral and physiological characteristics with human schizophrenia, such as increased central dopaminergic sensitivity, whereas the Roman low avoidance rat has been shown to be prone to diet-induced obesity and insulin resistance...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
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