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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429734/neuroprotective-pentapeptide-cn-105-is-associated-with-reduced-sterile-inflammation-and-improved-functional-outcomes-in-a-traumatic-brain-injury-murine-model
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Daniel T Laskowitz, Haichen Wang, Tony Chen, David T Lubkin, Viviana Cantillana, Tian Ming Tu, Dawn Kernagis, Guanen Zhou, Gary Macy, Bradley J Kolls, Hana N Dawson
At present, there are no proven pharmacological treatments demonstrated to improve long term functional outcomes following traumatic brain injury(TBI). In the setting of non-penetrating TBI, sterile brain inflammatory responses are associated with the development of cerebral edema, intracranial hypertension, and secondary neuronal injury. There is increasing evidence that endogenous apolipoprotein E(apoE) modifies the neuroinflammatory response through its role in downregulating glial activation, however, the intact apoE holoprotein does not cross the blood-brain barrier due to its size...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400803/pretreated-quercetin-protects-gerbil-hippocampal-ca1-pyramidal-neurons-from-transient-cerebral-ischemic-injury-by-increasing-the-expression-of-antioxidant-enzymes
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Bai Hui Chen, Joon Ha Park, Ji Hyeon Ahn, Jeong Hwi Cho, In Hye Kim, Jae Chul Lee, Moo-Ho Won, Choong-Hyun Lee, In Koo Hwang, Jong-Dai Kim, Il Jun Kang, Jun Hwi Cho, Bich Na Shin, Yang Hee Kim, Yun Lyul Lee, Seung Min Park
Quercetin (QE; 3,5,7,3',4'-pentahydroxyflavone), a well-known flavonoid, has been shown to prevent against neurodegenerative disorders and ischemic insults. However, few studies are reported regarding the neuroprotective mechanisms of QE after ischemic insults. Therefore, in this study, we investigated the effects of QE on ischemic injury and the expression of antioxidant enzymes in the hippocampal CA1 region of gerbils subjected to 5 minutes of transient cerebral ischemia. QE was pre-treated once daily for 15 days before ischemia...
February 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392416/aminochrome-induces-microglia-and-astrocyte-activation
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Cleonice C Santos, Fillipe M Araújo, Rafael S Ferreira, Vanessa B Silva, Juliana H C Silva, Maria S Grangeiro, Érica N Soares, Érica Patricia L Pereira, Cleide S Souza, Silvia L Costa, Juan Segura-Aguilar, Victor Diogenes A Silva
Aminochrome has been suggested as a more physiological preclinical model capable of inducing five of the six mechanisms of Parkinson's Disease (PD). Until now, there is no evidence that aminochrome induces glial activation related to neuroinflammation, an important mechanism involved in the loss of dopaminergic neurons. In this study, the potential role of aminochrome on glial activation was studied in primary mesencephalic neuron-glia cultures and microglial primary culture from Wistar rats. We demonstrated that aminochrome induced a reduction in the number of viable cells on cultures exposed to concentration between 10 and 100μM...
April 6, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382596/liraglutide-improves-water-maze-learning-and-memory-performance-while-reduces-hyperphosphorylation-of-tau-and-neurofilaments-in-app-ps1-tau-triple-transgenic-mice
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Shuyi Chen, Jie Sun, Gang Zhao, Ai Guo, Yanlin Chen, Rongxia Fu, Yanqiu Deng
The purpose of this study was to explore how liraglutide affects AD-like pathology and cognitive function in APP/PS1/Tau triple transgenic (3 × Tg) Alzheimer disease (AD) model mice. Male 3 × Tg mice and C57BL/6 J mice were treated for 8 weeks with liraglutide (300 μg/kg/day, subcutaneous injection) or saline. Levels of phosphorylated tau, neurofilaments (NFs), extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK), and c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) in brain tissues were assessed with western blots. Fluoro-Jade-B labeling were applied to detect pathological changes...
April 6, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364024/angiotensin-ii-peptide-vaccine-protects-ischemic-brain-through-reducing-oxidative-stress
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Kouji Wakayama, Munehisa Shimamura, Jun-Ichi Suzuki, Ryo Watanabe, Hiroshi Koriyama, Hiroshi Akazawa, Hironori Nakagami, Hideki Mochizuki, Mitsuaki Isobe, Ryuichi Morishita
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Medication nonadherence is one of major risk factors for the poor outcome in ischemic stroke. Vaccination is expected to solve such a problem because of its long-lasting effects, but its effect on ischemic brain damage is still unknown. Here, we focused on vaccination for renin-angiotensin system and examined the effects of angiotensin II (Ang II) peptide vaccine in permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion model in rats. METHODS: Male Wistar rats were exposed to permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion after 3× injections of Ang II peptide vaccine, and the serum or brain level of anti-Ang II antibody was examined...
March 31, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359321/the-origin-of-rosenthal-fibers-and-their-contributions-to-astrocyte-pathology-in-alexander-disease
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Alexander A Sosunov, Guy M McKhann, James E Goldman
Rosenthal fibers (RFs) are cytoplasmic, proteinaceous aggregates. They are the pathognomonic feature of the astrocyte pathology in Alexander Disease (AxD), a neurodegenerative disorder caused by heterozygous mutations in the GFAP gene, encoding glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP). Although RFs have been known for many years their origin and significance remain elusive issues. We have used mouse models of AxD based on the overexpression of human GFAP (transgenic, TG) and a point mutation in mouse GFAP (knock-in, KI) to examine the formation of RFs and to find astrocyte changes that correlate with the appearance of RFs...
March 31, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356001/atomoxetine-protects-against-nmda-receptor-mediated-hippocampal-neuronal-death-following-transient-global-cerebral-ischemia
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Joon Ha Park, Yang Hee Kim, Ji Hyeon Ahn, Soo Young Choi, Seongkweon Hong, Sung Koo Kim, Il Jun Kang, Young-Myeong Kim, Tae-Kyeong Lee, Moo-Ho Won, Choong-Hyun Lee
BACKGROUND: Atomoxetine has been widely used for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. ATX has additional abilities such as antagonistic effects on the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) and benefit effects in some animal models of neurological disorders. However, there were few studies regarding protective effects and related mechanisms of ATX against cerebral ischemic insults. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to investigate neuroprotection of ATX pretreatment and its mechanisms in the hippocampal cornu ammonis 1 (CA1) region following transient global cerebral ischemia in gerbils...
March 27, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347836/intranasal-administration-of-recombinant-netrin-1-attenuates-neuronal-apoptosis-by-activating-dcc-appl-1-akt-signaling-pathway-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-rats
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Zongyi Xie, Lei Huang, Budbazar Enkhjargal, Cesar Reis, Weifeng Wan, Jiping Tang, Yuan Cheng, John H Zhang
Neuronal apoptosis is a crucial pathological process in early brain injury after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The effective therapeutic strategies to ameliorate neuronal apoptosis are still absent. We intended to determine whether intranasal administration of exogenous Netrin-1 (NTN-1) could attenuate neuronal apoptosis after experimental SAH, specifically via activating DCC-dependent APPL-1/AKT signaling cascade. Two hundred twenty-five male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to the endovascular perforation model of SAH...
March 24, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347765/spinal-cord-injury-in-hypertonic-newborns-after-antenatal-hypoxia-ischemia-in-a-rabbit-model-of-cerebral-palsy
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Alexander Drobyshevsky, Katharina A Quinlan
While antenatal hypoxia-ischemia (H-I) is a well-established cause of brain injury, the effects of H-I on the spinal cord remain undefined. This study examined whether hypertonia in rabbits was accompanied by changes in spinal architecture. Rabbit dams underwent global fetal H-I at embryonic day 25 for 40min. High resolution diffusion tensor imaging was performed on fixed neonatal CNS. Fractional anisotropy (FA) and regional volumetric measurements were compared between kits with and without hypertonia after H-I and sham controls using Tract Based Spatial Statistics...
March 24, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326060/microbial-neuraminidase-induces-a-moderate-and-transient-myelin-vacuolation-independent-of-complement-system-activation
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Pablo Granados-Durán, María Dolores López-Ávalos, Manuel Cifuentes, Margarita Pérez-Martín, María Del Mar Fernández-Arjona, Timothy R Hughes, Krista Johnson, B Paul Morgan, Pedro Fernández-Llebrez, Jesús M Grondona
AIMS: Some central nervous system pathogens express neuraminidase (NA) on their surfaces. In the rat brain, a single intracerebroventricular (ICV) injection of NA induces myelin vacuolation in axonal tracts. Here, we explore the nature, the time course, and the role of the complement system in this damage. METHODS: The spatiotemporal analysis of myelin vacuolation was performed by optical and electron microscopy. Myelin basic protein-positive area and oligodendrocyte transcription factor (Olig2)-positive cells were quantified in the damaged bundles...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236860/effect-of-equipotent-doses-of-bupivacaine-and-ropivacaine-in-high-fat-diet-fed-neonatal-rodent-model
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Ying-Dong Lian, Zong-Xiang Chen, Kang-Ru Zhu, Shu-Yin Sun, Li-Ping Zhu
OBJECTIVES: The increase in the prevalence of obesity presents a significant health and economic problem. Obesity has been reported to be a major contributor to variety of chronic diseases. Childhood obesity has been rising over the past decades leading to various complications in health. Millions of infants and children undergo surgery every year on various health grounds. The present investigation was undertaken to evaluate the effect of spinal anesthesia of equipotent doses of ropivacaine and bupivacaine on over-weight neonatal rats...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236213/ethyl-pyruvate-attenuates-early-brain-injury-following-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-the-endovascular-perforation-rabbit-model-possibly-via-anti-inflammation-and-inhibition-of-jnk-signaling-pathway
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Tao Lv, Yi-Feng Miao, Yi-Chao Jin, Shao-Feng Yang, Hui Wu, Jiong Dai, Xiao-Hua Zhang
Early brain injury (EBI) following subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is the main cause to poor outcomes of SAH patients, and early inflammation plays an important role in the acute pathophysiological events. It has been demonstrated that ethyl pyruvate (EP) has anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects in various critical diseases, however, the role of EP on EBI following SAH remains to be elucidated. Our study aimed to evaluate the effects of EP on EBI following SAH in the endovascular perforation rabbit model...
February 25, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214874/heat-acclimation-regulates-the-autophagy-lysosome-function-to-protect-against-heat-stroke-induced-brain-injury-in-mice
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Junfeng Yi, Genlin He, Ju Yang, Zhen Luo, Xuesen Yang, Xue Luo
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The mechanisms underlying the protective role of heat acclimation (HA) in heat stroke (HS)-induced brain injury are still unclear. The autophagy-lysosome pathway is known to pay an important role in protecting stressed or diseased cells from death. Nevertheless, whether autophagy and lysosomes are involved in HA-mediated neuroprotection following HS exposure remains unclear. METHODS: The protective effects of HA were assessed by rectal temperature, hematoxylin-eosin staining, transmission electron microscopic analysis, terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP nick end-labeling staining, and Fluoro Jade B staining, after mice were subjected to HS...
January 18, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174030/behavioral-characterization-of-the-anterior-injection-model-of-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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S Boettinger, F Kolk, G Broessner, R Helbok, B Pfausler, E Schmutzhard, R Beer, P Lackner
BACKGROUND: The applicability of various neurological scores has not been sufficiently characterized in the anterior injection model of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Therefore this study was performed to evaluate different behavioral tests for quantifying disease severity. METHODS: Different volumes of autologous blood were injected stereotaxically into the prechiasmatic cistern of mice. Sham controls underwent the same procedure without blood injection. The following seven days after surgery, mice were evaluated for behavioral deficits by the SHIRPA score, beam balance and flex field analyses...
April 14, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167117/protection-against-alcohol-induced-neuronal-and-cognitive-damage-by-the-ppar%C3%AE-receptor-agonist-pioglitazone
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Andrea Cippitelli, Esi Domi, Massimo Ubaldi, James C Douglas, Hong Wu Li, Gregory Demopulos, George Gaitanaris, Marisa Roberto, Paul D Drew, Cynthia J M Kane, Roberto Ciccocioppo
Binge alcohol drinking has emerged as a typical phenomenon in young people. This pattern of drinking, repeatedly leading to extremely high blood and brain alcohol levels and intoxication is associated with severe risks of neurodegeneration and cognitive damage. Mechanisms involved in excitotoxicity and neuroinflammation are pivotal elements in alcohol-induced neurotoxicity. Evidence has demonstrated that PPARγ receptor activation shows anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties. Here we examine whether treatment with the PPARγ agonist pioglitazone is beneficial in counteracting neurodegeneration, neuroinflammation and cognitive damage produced by binge alcohol intoxication...
February 3, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157273/a-novel-animal-model-of-acquired-human-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-based-on-the-simultaneous-administration-of-kainic-acid-and-lorazepam
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Friederike Kienzler-Norwood, Lara Costard, Chinmaya Sadangi, Philipp Müller, Valentin Neubert, Sebastian Bauer, Felix Rosenow, Braxton A Norwood
OBJECTIVE: Kainic acid (KA) is a potent glutamate analog that is used to induce neurodegeneration and model temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) in rodents. KA reliably induces severe, prolonged seizures, that is, convulsive status epilepticus (cSE), which is typically fatal without pharmacologic intervention. Although the use of KA to model human epilepsy has proven unquestionably valuable for >30 years, significant variability and mortality continue to confound results. These issues are probably the consequence of cSE, an all-or-nothing response that is inherently capricious and uncontrollable...
February 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143498/neuroprotective-effects-of-intrastriatal-injection-of-rapamycin-in-a-mouse-model-of-excitotoxicity-induced-by-quinolinic-acid
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Soraya Wilke Saliba, Erica Leandro Marciano Vieira, Rebeca Priscila de Melo Santos, Eduardo Candelario-Jalil, Bernd L Fiebich, Luciene Bruno Vieira, Antonio Lucio Teixeira, Antonio Carlos Pinheiro de Oliveira
BACKGROUND: The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is a kinase involved in a variety of physiological and pathological functions. However, the exact role of mTOR in excitotoxicity is poorly understood. Here, we investigated the effects of mTOR inhibition with rapamycin against neurodegeneration, and motor impairment, as well as inflammatory profile caused by an excitotoxic stimulus. METHODS: A single and unilateral striatal injection of quinolinic acid (QA) was used to induce excitotoxicity in mice...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112032/spermidine-preconditioning-ameliorates-laurate-induced-brain-injury-by-maintaining-mitochondrial-stability
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Yi Zhang, Jie Yin, Lang Zhang, Chu-Chu Qi, Ze-Lin Ma, Li-Ping Gao, De-Gui Wang, Yu-Hong Jing
Ischemic precondition plays a protective effect during cerebral ischemia. This effect partly depends on the autophagic activity. However, whether the activity of autophagy can exert the protective effects after cerebral ischemia is unclear. In this study, rats were treated with spermidine, an activator of autophagy, and injected with sodium laurate via the internal carotid artery to stimulate cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD). The effects of the spermidine precondition on brain injury were evaluated by behavioural test, histology assay, ultrastructure observation, and autophagic-related signals...
March 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072885/functional-role-of-intracellular-calcium-receptor-inositol-1-4-5-trisphosphate-type-1-in-rat-hippocampus-after-neonatal-anoxia
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Juliane Midori Ikebara, Silvia Honda Takada, Débora Sterzeck Cardoso, Natália Myuki Moralles Dias, Beatriz Crossiol Vicente de Campos, Talitha Amanda Sanches Bretherick, Guilherme Shigueto Vilar Higa, Mariana Sacrini Ayres Ferraz, Alexandre Hiroaki Kihara
Anoxia is one of the most prevalent causes of neonatal morbidity and mortality, especially in preterm neonates, constituting an important public health problem due to permanent neurological sequelae observed in patients. Oxygen deprivation triggers a series of simultaneous cascades, culminating in cell death mainly located in more vulnerable metabolic brain regions, such as the hippocampus. In the process of cell death by oxygen deprivation, cytosolic calcium plays crucial roles. Intracellular inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptors (IP3Rs) are important regulators of cytosolic calcium levels, although the role of these receptors in neonatal anoxia is completely unknown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066149/neuroprotective-effect-of-lithium-after-pilocarpine-induced-status-epilepticus-in-mice
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Namgue Hong, Yun-Sik Choi, Seong Yun Kim, Hee Jung Kim
Status epilepticus is the most common serious neurological condition triggered by abnormal electrical activity, leading to severe and widespread cell loss in the brain. Lithium has been one of the main drugs used for the treatment of bipolar disorder for decades, and its anticonvulsant and neuroprotective properties have been described in several neurological disease models. However, the therapeutic mechanisms underlying lithium's actions remain poorly understood. The muscarinic receptor agonist pilocarpine is used to induce status epilepticus, which is followed by hippocampal damage...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
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