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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430564/sensory-symptom-profiles-differ-between-trigeminal-and-thoracolumbar-postherpetic-neuralgia
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Stefanie Rehm, Moritz Groβkopf, Maria Kabelitz, Thomas Keller, Rainer Freynhagen, Thomas R Tölle, Ralf Baron
Introduction: Animal experimental evidence suggests that mechanisms of pain generation and response to treatment differ between neuropathic pain in the cephalic and the extracephalic innervation territories. Objectives: The objective of the study was to examine whether in humans an identical peripheral painful neuropathy is associated with different pain qualities and sensory abnormalities in the face as compared with the thoracic region. Methods: We retrospectively analysed epidemiological and clinical data of 639 patients with postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) in the face and at the trunk who were collected within a cross-sectional cohort survey and compared the respective sensory symptom profiles captured with the painDETECT questionnaire...
January 2018: Pain Reports (Baltimore, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241126/the-chronic-exposure-to-abamectin-causes-spatial-memory-deficit-and-depressive-behavior-in-mice
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Wellington Alves Mizael da Silva, Abraão Tiago Batista Guimarães, Mateus Flores Montalvão, Bruna de Oliveira Mendes, Aline Sueli de Lima Rodrigues, Guilherme Malafaia
It is known that abamectin (ABA), which is a component belonging to the group of avermectins, has been broadly used as biopesticide. Although its effect on non-target aquatic organisms is known, knowledge about its impacts on terrestrial animals such as mammals remains incipient. Thus, we aim at investigating the effects (phycical and neural-behavioral) from the chronic exposure (90 days) to ABA (1/10 of LD50) on Swiss and C57Bl/6J mice from both sexes. Accordingly, at the end of the experimental period the animals were subjected to the following tests: Novel Object Recognition Test (NORT), Morris Water Maze (MWM), Tail Suspension Test (TST), and Forced Swimming Test (FST)...
December 7, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187314/what-is-stressful-for-females-differential-effects-of-unpredictable-environmental-or-social-stress-in-cd1-female-mice
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Harold Dadomo, Laura Gioiosa, Jenny Cigalotti, Graziano Ceresini, Stefano Parmigiani, Paola Palanza
Stressful life events are a major factor in the etiology of several diseases, such as cardiovascular, inflammatory and psychiatric disorders (i.e., depression and anxiety), with the two sexes greatly differing in vulnerability. In humans and other animals, physiological and behavioral responses to stress are strongly dependent on gender, and conditions that are stressful for males are not necessarily stressful for females. Hence the need of an animal model of social chronic stress specifically designed for females...
December 6, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128294/behavioral-depression-is-associated-with-increased-vagally-mediated-heart-rate-variability-in-adult-female-cynomolgus-monkeys-macaca-fascicularis
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Marc N Jarczok, Julian Koenig, Carol A Shively, Julian F Thayer
INTRODUCTION: Depressive symptoms (DS) in humans are associated with decreased resting state vagal activity, but sex seems to moderate this association. Recently, in human females DS have been associated with greater or similar cardiac vagal activity compared to men in both, clinical and non-clinical samples. A previously validated animal model of behavioral depression was used in the present study to investigate the association of DS and cardiac vagal activity in non-human primates. METHODS: The root mean square of successive differences between adjacent heart beats (RMSSD) was used as an indicator of vagally-mediated heart rate variability in 24h heart rate recordings collected via telemetry in 42 adult female cynomolgus monkeys (Macaca fascicularis)...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077998/a-pilot-study-of-reduced-olfactory-bulb-volume-as-a-marker-of-ptsd-in-childhood-trauma-exposed-adult-hiv-infected-patients
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Evaristus A Nwulia, Narayan Rai, Kamyar Sartip, Maria Mananita S Hipolito, Charlee K McLean, Kyla Flanagan, Flora Hamilton, Sharon Lambert, Huynh-Nhu Le, John VanMeter, Suad Kapetanovic
Evidence suggests that olfactory bulb (OB), a key structure in odor processing, may also be involved in mechanisms of traumatic stress. In animals, chronic stress reduces OB plasticity, and olfactory bulbectomy results in stress-enhanced startle reflex and autonomic dysregulation. However, OB morphometry has not been adequately studied in the development of stress disorders following childhood trauma in humans. The researchers conducted a pilot study evaluating the relationships between OB volume, childhood trauma, and lifetime posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a sample of 16 HIV-positive individuals, 13 of whom were exposed to childhood trauma of 9 developed PTSD...
October 2017: Journal of Traumatic Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030008/assessment-of-leukocyte-activity-in-mice-devoid-of-the-glucocorticoid-receptor-in-the-noradrenergic-system-gr-dbhcre
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Adam Roman, Justyna Kuśmierczyk, Grzegorz Kreiner, Irena Nalepa
Disturbances in brain monoamines, overactivity of the hypothalamo-pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis and pro-inflammatory tendency in the immune system are the key features of depressive disorders. Recently, several murine lines with mutations in glucocorticoid receptors (GRs) have been generated and these animals may be utilized for study depressive-like disorders. In the present study, we have investigated whether selective ablation of GRs in noradrenergic neurons affects functional properties of leukocytes and redirects them towards pro-inflammatory activity...
October 8, 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992584/ogt-related-mitochondrial-motility-is-associated-with-sex-differences-and-exercise-effects-in-depression-induced-by-prenatal-exposure-to-glucocorticoids
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Weina Liu, Hongmei Wang, Xiangli Xue, Jie Xia, Jiatong Liu, Zhengtang Qi, Liu Ji
BACKGROUND: Prenatal exposure to glucocorticoids (GCs) has been found to trigger abnormal behaviors and deleterious neurological effects on offspring both in animals and in humans. The sex differences in depression have been replicated in numerous studies across cultures, persisting throughout the reproductive years. As an X-linked gene in rodents and in humans, O-GlcNAc transferase (OGT) may provide a novel perspective for the sex differences in depression. METHODS: In the last third of pregnancy (gestational day 14-21), rats were subcutaneously administered either 0...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970177/long-lasting-effects-of-early-life-intervention-in-mice-on-adulthood-behaviour-gabaa-receptor-subunit-expression-and-synaptic-clustering
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Kelly J Skilbeck, Graham A R Johnston, Tina Hinton
Variations in the early postnatal environment of rodents produce long-term changes in responses to stress that may underlie neuropsychiatric diseases such as anxiety, depression and schizophrenia. GABAA receptors undergo marked changes in their subunit composition during this period, involving a regionally-dependent replacement of α2 with α1 subunits, the so-called α-subunit switch. In this study we examined the effects of early-life environment on adulthood GABAA receptor α1 and α2 subunit expression and the synaptic clustering of GABAA receptors...
September 29, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760765/high-sex-ratios-in-rural-china-declining-well-being-with-age-in-never-married-men
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Xudong Zhou, Therese Hesketh
In parts of rural China male-biased sex ratios at birth, combined with out-migration of women, have led to highly male-biased adult sex ratios, resulting in large numbers of men being unable to marry, in a culture where marriage and reproduction are an expectation. The aim of this study was to test the hypotheses that older unmarried men are more predisposed to depression, low self-esteem and aggression than both those who are married, and those who are younger and unmarried. Self-completion questionnaires were administered among men aged 20-40 in 48 villages in rural Guizhou province, southwestern China...
September 19, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755980/profiling-coping-strategies-in-male-and-female-rats-potential-neurobehavioral-markers-of-increased-resilience-to-depressive-symptoms
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Molly Kent, Massimo Bardi, Ashley Hazelgrove, Kaitlyn Sewell, Emily Kirk, Brooke Thompson, Kristen Trexler, Brennan Terhune-Cotter, Kelly Lambert
Coping strategies have been associated with differential stress responsivity, perhaps providing a valuable neurobiological marker for susceptibility to the emergence of depressogenic symptoms or vulnerability to other anxiety-related disorders. Rats profiled with a flexible coping phenotype, for example, exhibit increased neurobiological markers of emotional regulation compared to active and passive copers (Bardi et al., 2012; Lambert et al., 2014). In the current study, responses of male and female rats to prediction errors in a spatial foraging task (dry land maze; DLM) were examined after animals were exposed to chronic unpredictable stress (CUS)...
September 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698378/haploid-selection-within-a-single-ejaculate-increases-offspring-fitness
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Ghazal Alavioon, Cosima Hotzy, Khriezhanuo Nakhro, Sandra Rudolf, Douglas G Scofield, Susanne Zajitschek, Alexei A Maklakov, Simone Immler
An inescapable consequence of sex in eukaryotes is the evolution of a biphasic life cycle with alternating diploid and haploid phases. The occurrence of selection during the haploid phase can have far-reaching consequences for fundamental evolutionary processes including the rate of adaptation, the extent of inbreeding depression, and the load of deleterious mutations, as well as for applied research into fertilization technology. Although haploid selection is well established in plants, current dogma assumes that in animals, intact fertile sperm within a single ejaculate are equivalent at siring viable offspring...
July 25, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695280/effect-of-post-weaning-isolation-on-anxiety-and-depressive-like-behaviors-of-c57bl-6j-mice
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Qian Huang, Ying Zhou, Lin-Yun Liu
Effects of post-weaning isolation on depressive- and anxiety-like behaviors in rodents have been well studied in the past. However, few studies included both sexes in a single experiment to study the sex difference in this animal model. The present study investigated the effect of post-weaning isolation on anxiety- and depressive-like behaviors in both male and female C57BL/6 J mice. Mice were individually or grouped housed from postnatal day 21 for 5 weeks until behavioral tests began. The results showed that social isolation resulted in increased anxiety in the open field...
July 10, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527954/sex-differences-in-the-effect-of-chronic-mild-stress-on-mouse-prefrontal-cortical-bdnf-levels-a-role-of-major-ovarian-hormones
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Bhanu Chandra Karisetty, Pranav Chintamani Joshi, Arvind Kumar, Sumana Chakravarty
Depression induced by stress is affected by sex, age and hormonal status of the animal and also by duration and type of the stressors. Moreover, higher prevalence of depression and comorbidities in women than men implies the need to include the sex variable in studies on animal models of depression. The present study was therefore initiated to evaluate the effect of sex and ovarian hormones on depression-like phenotypes in mice exposed to a 21-day Chronic Variable Mild Stress (CVMS) paradigm. Adult male, intact female and, ovariectomized (OVX) female mice exposed to CVMS displayed despair behavior, a depression-like phenotype, in all the groups...
May 18, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462362/early-life-stress-leads-to-developmental-and-sex-selective-effects-on-performance-in-a-novel-object-placement-task
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Kevin G Bath, Arielle Schilit Nitenson, Ezra Lichtman, Chelsea Lopez, Whitney Chen, Meghan Gallo, Haley Goodwill, Gabriela Manzano-Nieves
Disruptions in early life care, including neglect, extreme poverty, and trauma, influence neural development and increase the risk for and severity of pathology. Significant sex disparities have been identified for affective pathology, with females having an increased risk of developing anxiety and depressive disorder. However, the effects of early life stress (ELS) on cognitive development have not been as well characterized, especially in reference to sex specific impacts of ELS on cognitive abilities over development...
December 2017: Neurobiology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324704/bxd-recombinant-inbred-strains-participate-in-social-preference-anxiety-and-depression-behaviors-along-sex-differences-in-cytokines-and-tactile-allodynia
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Caridad López-Granero, Alessandra Antunes Dos Santos, Beatriz Ferrer, Megan Culbreth, Sudipta Chakraborty, Angel Barrasa, Maria Gulinello, Aaron B Bowman, Michael Aschner
Depression and anxiety are the most common psychiatric disorders, representing a major public health concern. Dysregulation of oxidative and inflammatory systems may be associated with psychiatric disorders, such as depression and anxiety. Due to the need to find appropriate animal models to the understanding of such disorders, we queried whether 2 BXD recombinant inbred (RI) mice strains (BXD21/TyJ RI and BXD84/RwwJ RI mice) and C57BL/6 wild-type mice show differential performance in depression and anxiety related behaviors and biomarkers...
June 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323008/sub-chronic-variable-stress-induces-sex-specific-effects-on-glutamatergic-synapses-in-the-nucleus-accumbens
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Anna Brancato, Dana Bregman, H Francisica Ahn, Madeline L Pfau, Caroline Menard, Carla Cannizzaro, Scott J Russo, Georgia E Hodes
Men and women manifest different symptoms of depression and under current diagnostic criteria, depression is twice as prevalent in woman. However, little is known of the mechanisms contributing to these important sex differences. Sub-chronic variable stress (SCVS), a rodent model of depression, induces depression-like behaviors in female mice only, modeling clinical evidence of higher susceptibility to mood disorders in women. Accumulating evidence indicates that altered neuroplasticity of excitatory synapses in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) is a key pathophysiological feature of susceptibility to social stress in males...
May 14, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302071/sex-differences-in-the-molecular-signature-of-the-developing-mouse-hippocampus
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Joseph L Bundy, Cynthia Vied, Richard S Nowakowski
BACKGROUND: A variety of neurological disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, major depressive disorder, dyslexia and autism, are differentially prevalent between females and males. To better understand the possible molecular basis for the sex-biased nature of neurological disorders, we used a developmental series of female and male mice at 1, 2, and 4 months of age to assess both mRNA and protein in the hippocampus with RNA-sequencing and mass-spectrometry, respectively...
March 16, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205080/assessment-of-cu-zn-edta-parenteral-toxicity-in-calves
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Luis Emilio Fazzio, Diana Esther Rosa, Sebastian Julio Picco, Guillermo Alberto Mattioli
Copper (Cu) parenteral administration is used in a beef cow-calf operations to prevent or correct Cu deficiency in bovines. At present, Zinc (Zn) salts have been incorporated to complement Cu antioxidant effect. A risk of hepatotoxicity generated by overdose is a negative consequence of injectable Cu application. Cu-Zn EDTA appears as an alternative; however, data about its toxicity is unknown. The aim of this study was to assess toxicity risk of different doses of Cu-Zn EDTA in calves. Thirty two Aberdeen Angus calves of 162 (±20) kg BW were assigned to 4 groups (n = 8), homogeneous in weight, sex, and age...
February 15, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088551/individual-and-sex-differences-in-high-and-low-responder-phenotypes
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María B Carreira, Ricardo Cossio, Gabrielle B Britton
Individual differences in responses to a novel environment are an important tool to predict predisposition to neuropsychiatric disorders. One way to examine individual differences involves classifying animals based on locomotion in a novel context. In this study we focused on individual and sex differences by categorizing female and male mice as high (HR) or low responders (LR) on the basis of open field locomotion. We then assessed whether groups differed on behavioral measures of spontaneous alternations, anxiety, depression and contextual fear conditioning...
March 2017: Behavioural Processes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017851/immediate-and-delayed-anxiety-and-depression-like-profiles-in-the-adolescent-wistar-kyoto-rat-model-of-endogenous-depression-following-postweaning-social-isolation
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Reshma A Shetty, Monika Sadananda
In order to understand links that exist between inherited risk or predisposition, brain and behavioural development, endocrine regulation and social/environmental stimuli, animal models are crucial. The Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rat has been shown to have validity as a model of adult and adolescent depression. While sex- and age-specific differences in some of the face, predictive and construct validities of the model such as depression-like behaviours have been established, anhedonia and anxiety using other induced anxiety paradigms such as elevated plus maze remain equivocal...
December 23, 2016: Behavioural Brain Research
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