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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772261/maternal-immune-activation-with-staphylococcal-enterotoxin-a-produces-unique-behavioral-changes-in-c57bl-6-mouse-offspring
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Ruthy Glass, Sara Norton, Nicholas Fox, Alexander W Kusnecov
Stimulation of the immune system during pregnancy, known as maternal immune activation (MIA), can cause long-lasting neurobiological and behavioral changes in the offspring. This phenomenon has been implicated in the etiology of developmental psychiatric disorders, such as autism and schizophrenia. Much of this evidence is predicated on animal models using bacterial agents such as LPS and/or viral mimics such as Poly I:C, both of which act through toll-like receptors. However, fewer studies have examined the role of direct activation of maternal T-cells during pregnancy using microbial agents...
May 14, 2018: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770579/cholinesterase-targeting-by-polyphenols-a-therapeutic-approach-for-the-treatment-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Nasimudeen R Jabir, Fayaz Rahman Khan, Shams Tabrez
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive irreversible neurodegenerative disorder characterized by excessive deposition of β-amyloid (Aβ) oligomers, and neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs), comprising of hyperphosphorylated tau proteins. The cholinergic system has been suggested as the earliest and most affected molecular mechanism that describes AD pathophysiology. Moreover, cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEIs) are the potential class of drugs that can amplify cholinergic activity to improve cognition and global performance and reduce psychiatric and behavioral disturbances...
May 16, 2018: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763648/autism-spectrum-disorder-classification-diagnosis-and-therapy
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REVIEW
Samata R Sharma, Xenia Gonda, Frank I Tarazi
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) refers to a group of neurodevelopmental disorders including autism, Asperger's syndrome (AS) and pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). The new diagnostic criteria of ASD focuses on two core domains: social communication impairment and restricted interests/repetitive behaviors. The prevalence of ASD has been steadily increasing over the past two decades, with current estimates reaching up to 1 in 36 children. Hereditary factors, parental history of psychiatric disorders, pre-term births, and fetal exposure to psychotropic drugs or insecticides have all been linked to higher risk of ASD...
May 12, 2018: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760666/candyflipping-and-other-combinations-identifying-drug-drug-combinations-from-an-online-forum
#4
Michael Chary, David Yi, Alex F Manini
Novel psychoactive substances (NPS) refer to synthetic compounds or derivatives of more widely known substances of abuse that have emerged over the last two decades. Case reports suggest that users combine substances to achieve desired psychotropic experiences while reducing dysphoria and unpleasant somatic effects. However, the pattern of combining NPS has not been studied on a large scale. Here, we show that posts discussing NPS describe combining nootropics with sedative-hypnotics and stimulants with plant hallucinogens or psychiatric medications...
2018: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758967/multi-subject-subspace-alignment-for-non-stationary-eeg-based-emotion-recognition
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Xin Chai, Qisong Wang, Yongping Zhao, Xin Liu, Dan Liu, Ou Bai
Emotion recognition based on EEG signal is a critical component in Human-Machine collaborative environments and psychiatric health diagnoses. However, EEG patterns have been found to vary across subjects due to user fatigue, different electrode placements, and varying impedances, etc. This problem renders the performance of EEG-based emotion recognition highly specific to subjects, requiring time-consuming individual calibration sessions to adapt an emotion recognition system to new subjects. Recently, domain adaptation (DA) strategies have achieved a great deal success in dealing with inter-subject adaptation...
April 22, 2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757463/depression-related-behavioural-and-neuroendocrine-changes-in-the-spontaneously-diabetic-torii-sdt-fatty-rat-an-animal-model-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Katsuya Sakimura, Tatsuya Maekawa, Kazuo Sasagawa, Yukihito Ishii, Shin-Ichi Kume, Takeshi Ohta
Depression is one of the most common psychiatric diseases and is commonly comorbid with type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). However, the pathophysiology underlying the depressive state in DM remains poorly understood. Animal models are useful tools to investigate the association between depression and DM. In the present study we investigated whether the Spontaneously Diabetic Torii (SDT) fatty rat, a novel animal model of type 2 DM, shows depression-related features. We assessed depression-like behaviour, hyperactivation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, and neurotransmitter levels in the brain...
May 14, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756080/-de-novo-mutations-and-rare-variants-occurring-in-nmda-receptors
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Wenshu XiangWei, Yuwu Jiang, Hongjie Yuan
A significant number of variants/mutations in the N -methyl-D -aspartate glutamatergic receptor (NMDAR) gene family ( GRIN ) have been identified along with stunning advances in the technologies of next generation of whole-exome sequencing. Mutations in human GRIN genes are distributed throughout the entire gene, from amino terminal domain to C-terminal domain, in patients with various neuropsychiatric disorders, including autism spectrum disorders, epilepsy, intellectual disability, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and schizophrenia...
April 2018: Current Opinion in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755313/individualized-functional-parcellation-of-the-human-amygdala-using-a-semi-supervised-clustering-method-a-7t-resting-state-fmri-study
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Xianchang Zhang, Hewei Cheng, Zhentao Zuo, Ke Zhou, Fei Cong, Bo Wang, Yan Zhuo, Lin Chen, Rong Xue, Yong Fan
The amygdala plays an important role in emotional functions and its dysfunction is considered to be associated with multiple psychiatric disorders in humans. Cytoarchitectonic mapping has demonstrated that the human amygdala complex comprises several subregions. However, it's difficult to delineate boundaries of these subregions in vivo even if using state of the art high resolution structural MRI. Previous attempts to parcellate this small structure using unsupervised clustering methods based on resting state fMRI data suffered from the low spatial resolution of typical fMRI data, and it remains challenging for the unsupervised methods to define subregions of the amygdala in vivo ...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753047/chromosomal-microarray-analysis-of-bulgarian-patients-with-epilepsy-and-intellectual-disability
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Valentina Peycheva, Kunka Kamenarova, Neviana Ivanova, Dimitar Stamatov, Daniela Avdjieva-Tzavella, Iliana Alexandrova, Sashka Zhelyazkova, Iliana Pacheva, Petya Dimova, Ivan Ivanov, Ivan Litvinenko, Veneta Bozhinova, Ivailo Tournev, Emil Simeonov, Vanyo Mitev, Albena Jordanova, Radka Kaneva
High resolution chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) has facilitated the identification of small chromosomal rearrangements throughout the genome, associated with various neurodevelopmental phenotypes, including ID/DD. Recently, it became evident that intellectual disability (ID)/developmental delay (DD) can occur with associated co-morbidities like epileptic seizures, autism and additional congenital anomalies. These observations require whole genome approach in order to detect the genetic causes of these complex disorders...
May 9, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752072/tar-dna-binding-protein-43-and-disrupted-in-schizophrenia-1-coaggregation-disrupts-dendritic-local-translation-and-mental-function-in-frontotemporal-lobar-degeneration
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Ryo Endo, Noriko Takashima, Yoko Nekooki-Machida, Yusuke Komi, Kelvin Kai-Wan Hui, Masaki Takao, Hiroyasu Akatsu, Shigeo Murayama, Akira Sawa, Motomasa Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Neurodegenerative diseases involving protein aggregation often accompany psychiatric symptoms. Frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) associated with TAR DNA-binding protein 43 (TDP-43) aggregation is characterized by progressive neuronal atrophy in frontal and temporal lobes of cerebral cortex. Furthermore, patients with FTLD display mental dysfunction in multiple behavioral dimensions. Nevertheless, their molecular origin for psychiatric symptoms remains unclear. METHODS: In FTLD neurons and mouse models with TDP-43 aggregates, we examined coaggregation between TDP-43 and disrupted in schizophrenia 1 (DISC1), a key player in the pathology of mental conditions and its effects on local translation in dendrites and psychiatric behaviors...
March 29, 2018: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750035/antidepressant-medication-use-and-nasopharyngeal-cancer-risk-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Chiao-Fan Lin, Hsiang-Lin Chan, Yi-Hsuan Hsieh, Hsin-Yi Liang, Wei-Che Chiu, Yena Lee, Roger S McIntyre, Vincent Chin-Hung Chen
Background: The association between antidepressant exposure and nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) has not been previously explored. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between antidepressant prescription, including novel antidepressants, and the risk of NPC in a population-based study. Materials and methods: Data for the analysis were derived from National Health Insurance Research Database. We identified 16,957 cases with a diagnosis of NPC and 83,231 matched controls by using a nested case-control design...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743582/synaptic-phospholipids-as-a-new-target-for-cortical-hyperexcitability-and-e-i-balance-in-psychiatric-disorders
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Carine Thalman, Guilherme Horta, Lianyong Qiao, Heiko Endle, Irmgard Tegeder, Hong Cheng, Gregor Laube, Torfi Sigrudsson, Maria Jelena Hauser, Stefan Tenzer, Ute Distler, Junken Aoki, Andrew J Morris, Gerd Geisslinger, Jochen Röper, Sergei Kirischuk, Heiko J Luhmann, Konstantin Radyushkin, Robert Nitsch, Johannes Vogt
Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) is a synaptic phospholipid, which regulates cortical excitation/inhibition (E/I) balance and controls sensory information processing in mice and man. Altered synaptic LPA signaling was shown to be associated with psychiatric disorders. Here, we show that the LPA-synthesizing enzyme autotaxin (ATX) is expressed in the astrocytic compartment of excitatory synapses and modulates glutamatergic transmission. In astrocytes, ATX is sorted toward fine astrocytic processes and transported to excitatory but not inhibitory synapses...
May 9, 2018: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743531/identifying-suicide-ideation-and-suicidal-attempts-in-a-psychiatric-clinical-research-database-using-natural-language-processing
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Andrea C Fernandes, Rina Dutta, Sumithra Velupillai, Jyoti Sanyal, Robert Stewart, David Chandran
Research into suicide prevention has been hampered by methodological limitations such as low sample size and recall bias. Recently, Natural Language Processing (NLP) strategies have been used with Electronic Health Records to increase information extraction from free text notes as well as structured fields concerning suicidality and this allows access to much larger cohorts than previously possible. This paper presents two novel NLP approaches - a rule-based approach to classify the presence of suicide ideation and a hybrid machine learning and rule-based approach to identify suicide attempts in a psychiatric clinical database...
May 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742940/the-role-of-oxidative-stress-in-anxiety-disorder-cause-or-consequence
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Alessandra das Graças Fedoce, Frederico Ferreira, Robert G Bota, Vicent Bonet-Costa, Patrick Y Sun, Kelvin J A Davies
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the USA affecting 18% of the population. The cause(s) of anxiety disorders is/are not completely clear, and research in the neurobiology of anxiety at the molecular level is still rather limited. Although mounting clinical and preclinical evidence now indicates that oxidative stress may be a major component of anxiety pathology, whether oxidative stress is the cause or consequence remains elusive. Studies conducted over the past few years suggest that anxiety disorders may be characterized by lowered antioxidant defenses and increased oxidative damage to proteins, lipids and nucleic acids...
May 9, 2018: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742910/an-overview-of-animal-models-related-to-schizophrenia
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Ian R Winship, Serdar M Dursun, Glen B Baker, Priscila A Balista, Ludmyla Kandratavicius, Joao Paulo Maia-de-Oliveira, Jaime Hallak, John G Howland
Schizophrenia is a heterogeneous psychiatric disorder that is poorly treated with current therapies. In this brief review, we provide an update regarding the use of animal models to study schizophrenia in an attempt to understand its aetiology and develop novel therapeutic strategies. Tremendous progress has been made developing and validating rodent models that replicate the aetiologies, brain pathologies, and behavioural abnormalities associated with schizophrenia in humans. Here, models are grouped into 3 categories-developmental, drug induced, and genetic-to reflect the heterogeneous risk factors associated with schizophrenia...
January 1, 2018: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742478/autoimmune-phenotypes-in-schizophrenia-reveal-novel-treatment-targets
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REVIEW
Emily G Severance, Faith B Dickerson, Robert H Yolken
Typical and atypical antipsychotics are the first-line treatments for schizophrenia, but these classes of drugs are not universally effective, and they can have serious side effects that impact compliance. Antipsychotic drugs generally target the dopamine pathways with some variation. As research of schizophrenia pathophysiology has shifted away from a strictly dopamine-centric focus, the development of new pharmacotherapies has waned. A field of inquiry with centuries-old roots is gaining traction in psychiatric research circles and may represent a new frontier for drug discovery in schizophrenia...
May 6, 2018: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740292/adolescent-gender-differences-in-cognitive-control-performance-and-functional-connectivity-between-default-mode-and-fronto-parietal-networks-within-a-self-referential-context
#17
Gabriela Alarcón, Jennifer H Pfeifer, Damien A Fair, Bonnie J Nagel
Ineffective reduction of functional connectivity between the default mode network (DMN) and frontoparietal network (FPN) during cognitive control can interfere with performance in healthy individuals-a phenomenon present in psychiatric disorders, such as depression. Here, this mechanism is studied in healthy adolescents by examining gender differences in task-regressed functional connectivity using functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and a novel task designed to place the DMN-supporting self-referential processing (SRP)-and FPN-supporting cognitive control-into conflict...
2018: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730825/-18-f-f13640-preclinical-evaluation-in-rodent-cat-and-primate-as-a-5-ht-1a-receptor-agonist-for-pet-neuroimaging
#18
Benjamin Vidal, Sylvain Fieux, Matthieu Colom, Thierry Billard, Caroline Bouillot, Olivier Barret, Cristian Constantinescu, Gilles Tamagnan, Adrian Newman-Tancredi, Luc Zimmer
Serotonin 1A receptors are known to play an important role in many psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders. Currently, all available 5-HT1A receptor PET radiopharmaceuticals that are radiolabeled with fluorine-18 are antagonists. As agonists bind preferentially to the high-affinity state of receptors, it would be of great interest to develop agonist radioligands which could provide a measure of the functional 5-HT1A receptors in pathophysiological processes. The 5-HT1A receptor agonist candidates we recently proposed had promising in vitro properties but were not optimal in terms of PET imaging...
May 5, 2018: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730508/beneficial-psychological-effects-of-novel-psychobiotics-in-diabetic-rats-the-interaction-among-the-gut-blood-and-amygdala
#19
Mohammad Morshedi, Khadijeh Bavafa Valenlia, Elaheh Sadat Hosseinifard, Parviz Shahabi, Mehran Mesgari Abbasi, Meysam Ghorbani, Abolfazl Barzegari, Saeed Sadigh-Eteghad, Maryam Saghafi-Asl
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) can lead to major complications such as psychiatric disorders which include depressive and anxiety-like behaviors. The association of the gut-brain axis in the development of such disorders, especially in T2DM, has been elucidated; however, gut dysbiosis is also reported in patients with T2DM. Hence, the regulation of the gut-brain axis, in particular, the gut-amygdala, as a vital region for the regulation of behavior is essential. Thirty-five male Wistar rats were divided into six groups...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730177/ankyrins-roles-in-synaptic-biology-and-pathology
#20
REVIEW
Katharine R Smith, Peter Penzes
Ankyrins are broadly expressed adaptors that organize diverse membrane proteins into specialized domains and link them to the sub-membranous cytoskeleton. In neurons, ankyrins are known to have essential roles in organizing the axon initial segment and nodes of Ranvier. However, recent studies have revealed novel functions for ankyrins at synapses, where they organize and stabilize neurotransmitter receptors, modulate dendritic spine morphology and control adhesion to the presynaptic site. Ankyrin genes have also been highly associated with a range of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric diseases, including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and autism, which all demonstrate overlap in their genetics, mechanisms and phenotypes...
May 3, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
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