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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177659/effects-of-ferulic-acid-on-oxidative-stress-heat-shock-protein-70-connexin-43-and-monoamines-in-hippocampus-of-pentylenetetrazole-kindled-rats
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Abdelaziz M Hussein, Khalid M Abbas, Osama A Abulseoud, Elhussainy Mohamed Abouelez Elhussainy
The present study investigated the effects of ferulic acid on pentylenetetrazole (PTZ)-induced seizures, oxidative stress markers (malondialdhyde (MDA), catalase (CAT) and reduced glutathione (GSH)), connexin (Cx) 43, heat shock protein (Hsp) 70 and monoamines (serotonin (5HT) and norepinephrine (NE) levels in a rat model of PTZ-induced kindling. Sixty Sprague Dawley rats were divided into 5 equal groups, a) normal group, b) FA group: normal rats received FA at a dose of 40 mg/kg daily, c) PTZ group: rats received PTZ at a dose of 50 mg/kg i...
February 3, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129327/prolonged-activation-of-the-htr2b-serotonin-receptor-impairs-glucose-stimulated-insulin-secretion-and-mitochondrial-function-in-min6-cells
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Luis Rodrigo Cataldo, María L Mizgier, Roberto Bravo Sagua, Fabián Jaña, César Cárdenas, Paola Llanos, Dolores Busso, Pablo Olmos, José E Galgani, José L Santos, Víctor A Cortés
AIMS: Pancreatic β-cells synthesize and release serotonin (5 hydroxytryptamine, 5HT); however, the role of 5HT receptors on glucose stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS) and the mechanisms mediating this function is not fully understood. The aims of this study were to determine the expression profile of 5HT receptors in murine MIN6 β-cells and to examine the effects of pharmacological activation of 5HT receptor Htr2b on GSIS and mitochondrial function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: mRNA levels of 5HT receptors in MIN6 cells were quantified by RT qPCR...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095756/low-dose-acute-vanillin-is-beneficial-against-harmaline-induced-tremors-in-rats
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Al Asmari Abdulrahman, Kunnathodi Faisal, Ali Al Amri Meshref, Mohammed Arshaduddin
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of pretreatment with low doses of vanillin, a flavoring agent used as a food additive, on harmaline-induced tremor in rats. METHODS: Sprague Dawley rats (110 ± 5 g) were divided into groups of six animals each. Vanillin (6.25 mg, 12.5 mg, and 25 mg/kg) was administered by gavage to different groups of rats, 30 minutes before the induction of tremor. Harmaline (10 mg/kg, i.p.) was used for the induction of tremor. The latency of onset, duration, tremor intensity, tremor index, and spontaneous locomotor activity were recorded...
March 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090679/effect-of-prucalopride-on-intestinal-gas-tolerance-in-patients-with-functional-bowel-disorders-and-constipation
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Carolina Malagelada, Adoración Nieto, Sara Mendez, Anna Accarino, Javier Santos, Juan-R Malagelada, Fernando Azpiroz
BACKGROUND: Patients with functional bowel disorders develop gas retention and symptoms in response to intestinal gas loads that are well tolerated by healthy subjects. Stimulation of 5HT-4 receptors in the gut has both prokinetic and antinociceptive effects. AIM: To determine the effect of prucalopride, a highly selective 5HT-4 agonist, on gas transit and tolerance in women with functional bowel disorders complaining of constipation. METHODS: Twenty-four women with functional bowel disorders complaining of constipation were included in the study...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067625/pituitary-adenylate-cyclase-activating-polypeptide-pacap-has-neuroprotective-function-in-dopamine-based-neurodegeneration-developed-in-two-parkinsonian-models
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G Maasz, Z Zrinyi, D Reglodi, D Petrovics, A Rivnyak, T Kiss, A Jungling, A Tamas, Z Pirger
It has been observed that pituitary-adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) rescued DAergic neurons from neurodegeneration and improved motor alterations induced by 6-hydroxy-dopamine (6-OHDA) in rat parkinsonian models. Recently we investigated the molecular background of the neuroprotective effect of PACAP in DA-based neurodegeneration using rotenone-induced snail and 6-OHDA-induced rat models of Parkinson's disease. The behavioural activity, monoamine (DA and serotonin), metabolic enzyme (S-COMT, MB-COMT and MAO-B) and PARK7/DJ-1 protein contents were measured before and after PACAP-treatment in both models...
December 22, 2016: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042198/age-worksite-location-neuromodulators-and-task-performance-in-the-ant-pheidole-dentata
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Ysabel Milton Giraldo, Adina Rusakov, Alexandria Diloreto, Adrianna Kordek, James F A Traniello
Social insect workers modify task performance according to age-related schedules of behavioral development, and/or changing colony labor requirements based on flexible responses that may be independent of age. Using known-age minor workers of the ant Pheidole dentata throughout 68% of their 140-day laboratory lifespan, we asked whether workers found inside or outside the nest differed in task performance and if behaviors were correlated with and/or causally linked to changes in brain serotonin (5HT) and dopamine (DA)...
September 2016: Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033684/cellular-reactions-and-compensatory-tissue-re-organization-during-spontaneous-recovery-after-spinal-cord-injury-in-neonatal-mice
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Rishab S Chawla, Mark Züchner, Maria Mastrangelopoulou, François M Lambert, Joel C Glover, Jean-Luc Boulland
Following incomplete spinal cord injuries, neonatal mammals display a remarkable degree of behavioral recovery. Previously, we have demonstrated in neonatal mice a wholesale re-establishment and reorganization of synaptic connections from some descending axon tracts (Boulland et al., 2013). To assess the potential cellular mechanisms contributing to this recovery, we have here characterized a variety of cellular sequelae following thoracic compression injuries, focusing particularly on cell loss and proliferation, inflammation and reactive gliosis, and the dynamics of specific types of synaptic terminals...
December 29, 2016: Developmental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025094/serotonergic-mechanisms-of-trigeminal-meningeal-nociception-implications-for-migraine-pain
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Erkan Kilinc, Cindy Guerrero-Toro, Andrey Zakharov, Carmela Vitale, Max Gubert-Olive, Ksenia Koroleva, Arina Timonina, Liliana L Luz, Irina Shelukhina, Raisa Giniatullina, Fatma Tore, Boris V Safronov, Rashid Giniatullin
Serotonergic mechanisms play a central role in migraine pathology. However, the region-specific effects of serotonin (5-HT) mediated via multiple types of receptors in the nociceptive system are poorly understood. Using extracellular and patch-clamp recordings, we studied the action of 5-HT on the excitability of peripheral and central terminals of trigeminal afferents. 5-HT evoked long-lasting TTX-sensitive firing in the peripheral terminals of meningeal afferents, the origin site of migraine pain. Cluster analysis revealed that in majority of nociceptive fibers 5-HT induced either transient or persistent spiking activity with prevailing delta and theta rhythms...
December 23, 2016: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002451/investigating-the-potential-signaling-pathways-that-regulate-activation-of-the-novel-pkc-downstream-of-serotonin-in-aplysia
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Carole A Farah, Bryan Rourke, Unkyung Shin, Larissa Ferguson, María José Luna, Wayne S Sossin
Activation of the novel PKC Apl II in sensory neurons by serotonin (5HT) underlies the ability of 5HT to reverse synaptic depression, but the pathway from 5HT to PKC Apl II activation remains unclear. Here we find no evidence for the Aplysia-specific B receptors, or for adenylate cyclase activation, to translocate fluorescently-tagged PKC Apl II. Using an anti-PKC Apl II antibody, we monitor translocation of endogenous PKC Apl II and determine the dose response for PKC Apl II translocation, both in isolated sensory neurons and sensory neurons coupled with motor neurons...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980071/a-pkm-generated-by-calpain-cleavage-of-a-classical-pkc-is-required-for-activity-dependent-intermediate-term-facilitation-in-the-presynaptic-sensory-neuron-of-aplysia
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Carole A Farah, Margaret H Hastings, Tyler W Dunn, Katrina Gong, Danay Baker-Andresen, Wayne S Sossin
Atypical PKM, a persistently active form of atypical PKC, is proposed to be a molecular memory trace, but there have been few examinations of the role of PKMs generated from other PKCs. We demonstrate that inhibitors used to inhibit PKMs generated from atypical PKCs are also effective inhibitors of other PKMs. In contrast, we demonstrate that dominant-negative PKMs show isoform-specificity. A dominant-negative PKM from the classical PKC Apl I blocks activity-dependent intermediate-term facilitation (a-ITF) when expressed in the sensory neuron, while a dominant-negative PKM from the atypical PKC Apl III does not...
January 2017: Learning & Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965088/lanthionine-ketimine-ester-promotes-locomotor-recovery-after-spinal-cord-injury-by-reducing-neuroinflammation-and-promoting-axon-growth
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Ken Kotaka, Jun Nagai, Kenneth Hensley, Toshio Ohshima
The mammalian central nervous system (CNS) has limited regenerative ability after injury, largely due to scar formation and axonal growth inhibitors. Experimental suppression of neuroinflammation encourages recovery from spinal cord injury (SCI), yet practical means for pharmacologically treating SCI have remained elusive. Lanthionine ketimine (LK) is a natural brain sulfur amino acid metabolite with demonstrated anti-neuroinflammatory and neurotrophic activities. LK and its synthetic brain-penetrating ethyl ester (LKE) promote growth factor-dependent neurite extension in cultured cell and suppress microglial activation in animal models of neurodegeneration...
January 29, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938441/a-dual-inhibitor-of-faah-and-trpv1-channels-shows-dose-dependent-effect-on-depression-like-behaviour-in-rats
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Christian Kirkedal, Gregers Wegener, Fabricio Moreira, Sâmia Regiane Lourenco Joca, Nico Liebenberg
OBJECTIVE: The cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) and transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily V member 1 (TRPV1) are proposed to mediate opposite behavioural responses. Their common denominator is the endocannabinoid ligand anandamide (AEA), which is believed to mediate antidepressant-like effect via CB1-R stimulation and depressive-like effect via TRPV1 activation. This is supposed to explain the bell-shaped dose-response curve for anandamide in preclinical models. METHODS: We investigated this assumption by administering the dual inhibitor of AEA hydrolysis and TRPV1 activation N-arachidonoyl-serotonin (AA-5HT) into the medial prefrontal cortex of rats...
December 12, 2016: Acta Neuropsychiatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898075/maternal-high-fat-diet-prevents-developmental-programming-by-early-life-stress
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M Rincel, A L Lépinay, P Delage, J Fioramonti, V S Théodorou, S Layé, M Darnaudéry
Anxiety disorders and depression are well-documented in subjects exposed to adverse childhood events. Recently, maternal obesity and/or maternal consumption of high-fat diets (HFD) have been also proposed as risk factors for offspring mental health. Here using an animal model in rats, we explored the combinatorial effects of a maternal HFD (40% of energy from fat without impact on maternal weight; during gestation and lactation) and maternal separation (MS) in offspring. In the prefrontal cortex (PFC) of pups, MS led to changes in the expression of several genes such as Bdnf (brain derived neurotrophic factor), 5HT-r1a (serotonin receptor 1a) and Rest4 (neuron-restrictive silencer element, repressor element 1, silencing transcription factor (Rest), splicing variant 4)...
November 29, 2016: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898069/clozapine-modifies-the-differentiation-program-of-human-adipocytes-inducing-browning
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E Kristóf, Q-M Doan-Xuan, A K Sárvári, Á Klusóczki, P Fischer-Posovszky, M Wabitsch, Z Bacso, P Bai, Z Balajthy, L Fésüs
Administration of second-generation antipsychotic drugs (SGAs) often leads to weight gain and consequent cardio-metabolic side effects. We observed that clozapine but not six other antipsychotic drugs reprogrammed the gene expression pattern of differentiating human adipocytes ex vivo, leading to an elevated expression of the browning marker gene UCP1, more and smaller lipid droplets and more mitochondrial DNA than in the untreated white adipocytes. Laser scanning cytometry showed that up to 40% of the differentiating single primary and Simpson-Golabi-Behmel syndrome (SGBS) adipocytes had the characteristic morphological features of browning cells...
November 29, 2016: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863709/the-neuronal-basis-of-copper-induced-modulation-of-anxiety-state-in-rat
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Abbaoui Abdellatif, E L Hiba Omar, Gamrani Halima
Recently, studies have provided strong evidence indicating the involvement of trace elements in the physiopathology of psychiatric disorders, particularly anxiety. We aimed, through the present study, to describe the effect of acute exposure to Cu (10mg/kg BW) on anxiety state together with the serotoninergic and dopaminergic systems in rat by means of neurobehavioral tests (elevated plus maze, dark light box) and immunohistochemistry using anti-serotonin (5HT) and anti-tyrosine hydroxylase (TH). Our data report that Cu enhanced 5HT innervation in the dorsal raphe nucleus (DRN) together with a loss of TH expression within the ventral tegmental area (VTA), Substantia nigra compacta (SNc) and their subsequent outputs including the medial forebrain bundle (MFB) and striatum...
January 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845230/serotonergic-modulation-of-septo-hippocampal-and-septo-mammillary-theta-activity-during-spatial-learning-in-the-rat
#16
Blanca Erika Gutiérrez-Guzmán, J Jesús Hernández-Pérez, María Esther Olvera-Cortés
Theta activity has been related to the processing of spatial information and the formation of hippocampus-dependent memory. The medial septum (MS) plays an important role in the control and coordination of theta activity, as well as in the modulation of learning. It has been established that increased serotonergic activity may desynchronize theta activity, while reduced serotonergic activity produces continuous and persistent theta activity in the hippocampus. We investigate whether serotonin acting on the medial septum could modify spatial learning and the functional relationship between septo-hippocampal and septo-mammillary theta activity...
February 15, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788626/when-pain-hurts-nociceptive-stimulation-induces-a-state-of-maladaptive-plasticity-and-impairs-recovery-after-spinal-cord-injury
#17
James W Grau, Yung-Jen Huang, Joel D Turtle, Misty M Strain, Rajesh C Miranda, Sandra M Garraway, Michelle A Hook
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is often accompanied by other tissue damage (polytrauma) that provides a source of pain (nociceptive) input. Recent findings are reviewed that show SCI places the caudal tissue in a vulnerable state that exaggerates the effects nociceptive stimuli and promotes the development of nociceptive sensitization. Stimulation that is both unpredictable and uncontrollable induces a form of maladaptive plasticity that enhances nociceptive sensitization and impairs spinally mediated learning. In contrast, relational learning induces a form of adaptive plasticity that counters these adverse effects...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773888/%C3%AE-aminobutyric-acid-suppresses-enhancement-of-hamster-sperm-hyperactivation-by-5-hydroxytryptamine
#18
Masakatsu Fujinoki, Gen L Takei
Sperm hyperactivation is regulated by hormones present in the oviduct. In hamsters, 5-hydroxytryptamine (5HT) enhances hyperactivation associated with the 5HT2 receptor and 5HT4 receptor, while 17β-estradiol (E2) and γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) suppress the association of the estrogen receptor and GABAA receptor, respectively. In the present study, we examined the regulatory interactions among 5HT, GABA, and E2 in the regulation of hamster sperm hyperactivation. When sperm were exposed to E2 prior to 5HT exposure, E2 did not affect 5HT-enhanced hyperactivation...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771531/involvement-of-cb1-and-trpv1-receptors-located-in-the-ventral-medial-prefrontal-cortex-in-the-modulation-of-stress-coping-behavior
#19
A G Sartim, F A Moreira, S R L Joca
Cannabinoid type-1 (CB1) and transient receptor potential vanilloid type-1 (TRPV1) receptors may have opposite roles in modulating neural activity and, consequently, in regulating the stress response. These receptors are widely expressed in several brain structures, including the ventral medial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC). The functional consequences of the interaction between CB1 and TRPV1, however, have scarcely been explored. Therefore, we investigated if CB1 and TRPV1 receptors located in the vmPFC would be involved in the behavioral changes induced by the stress of the forced swim test (FST)...
January 6, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751868/microfluidic-platform-for-electrophysiological-recordings-from-host-stage-hookworm-and-ascaris-suum-larvae-a-new-tool-for-anthelmintic-research
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Janis C Weeks, William M Roberts, Kristin J Robinson, Melissa Keaney, Jon J Vermeire, Joseph F Urban, Shawn R Lockery, John M Hawdon
The screening of candidate compounds and natural products for anthelmintic activity is important for discovering new drugs against human and animal parasites. We previously validated in Caenorhabditis elegans a microfluidic device ('chip') that records non-invasively the tiny electrophysiological signals generated by rhythmic contraction (pumping) of the worm's pharynx. These electropharyngeograms (EPGs) are recorded simultaneously from multiple worms per chip, providing a medium-throughput readout of muscular and neural activity that is especially useful for compounds targeting neurotransmitter receptors and ion channels...
December 2016: International Journal for Parasitology, Drugs and Drug Resistance
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