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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150404/stress-hormones-concentrations-in-the-normal-microenvironment-predict-risk-for-chemically-induced-cancer-in-rats
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Vitor Bonetti Valente, Flávia Alves Verza, Felipe Yudi Kabeya Lopes, Joana Zafalon Ferreira, Paulo Sérgio Patto Dos Santos, Maria Lúcia Marçal Mazza Sundefeld, Éder Ricardo Biasoli, Glauco Issamu Miyahara, Ana Maria Pires Soubhia, Mariza de Andrade, Sandra Helena Penha de Oliveira, Daniel Galera Bernabé
Evidence show that stress hormones can influence cancer progression, but its role in carcinogenesis is poorly understood. In this study, we used a new method based on oral carcinogenesis model in rats to test the hypothesis that physiological levels of stress hormones in the normal tissue microenvironment would have significant predictive value for chemically induced cancer occurrence. Male Wistar rats were submitted to a tongue biopsy for measuring not-stress induced levels of norepinephrine, corticosterone, adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in the tissue before carcinogenic induction...
November 8, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138567/resveratrol-ameliorates-chronic-unpredictable-mild-stress-induced-depression-like-behavior-involvement-of-the-hpa-axis-inflammatory-markers-bdnf-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-in-rats
#2
Xin-Hua Yang, Su-Qi Song, Yun Xu
Classic antidepressant drugs are modestly effective across the population and most are associated with intolerable side effects. Recently, numerous lines of evidence suggest that resveratrol (RES), a natural polyphenol, possesses beneficial therapeutic activity for depression. The aim of the present study was to explore whether RES exhibits an antidepressant-like effect in a depression model and to explore the possible mechanism. A depression model was established via chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS), after which the model rats in the RES and fluoxetine groups received a daily injection of RES or fluoxetine, respectively...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099059/actions-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-glucocorticoid-stress-in-neurogenesis
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Tadahiro Numakawa, Haruki Odaka, Naoki Adachi
Altered neurogenesis is suggested to be involved in the onset of brain diseases, including mental disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. Neurotrophic factors are well known for their positive effects on the proliferation/differentiation of both embryonic and adult neural stem/progenitor cells (NSCs/NPCs). Especially, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) has been extensively investigated because of its roles in the differentiation/maturation of NSCs/NPCs. On the other hand, recent evidence indicates a negative impact of the stress hormone glucocorticoids (GCs) on the cell fate of NSCs/NPCs, which is also related to the pathophysiology of brain diseases, such as depression and autism spectrum disorder...
November 2, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061165/sustained-endocrine-profiles-of-a-girl-with-wagr-syndrome
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Yui Takada, Yasunari Sakai, Yuki Matsushita, Kazuhiro Ohkubo, Yuhki Koga, Satoshi Akamine, Michiko Torio, Yoshito Ishizaki, Masafumi Sanefuji, Hiroyuki Torisu, Chad A Shaw, Masayo Kagami, Toshiro Hara, Shouichi Ohga
BACKGROUND: Wilms tumor, aniridia, genitourinary anomalies and mental retardation (WAGR) syndrome is a rare genetic disorder caused by heterozygous deletions of WT1 and PAX6 at chromosome 11p13. Deletion of BDNF is known eto be associated with hyperphagia and obesity in both humans and animal models; however, neuroendocrine and epigenetic profiles of individuals with WAGR syndrome remain to be determined. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 5-year-old girl with the typical phenotype of WAGR syndrome...
October 23, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050859/neuroprotective-effects-of-a-triple-glp-1-gip-glucagon-receptor-agonist-in-the-app-ps1-transgenic-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Jingjing Tai, Weizhen Liu, Yanwei Li, Lin Li, Christian Hölscher
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a risk factor for Alzheimer disease (AD). Previous studies have shown that the incretin hormones glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) that have anti-diabetic properties show very promising effects in animal models of AD. Glucagon (Gcg) is a hormone and growth-factor, and the Gcg receptor is expressed in the brain. Here we test the effects of a triple receptor agonist (TA), which activates GIP-1, GIP and glucagon receptors at the same time...
October 16, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030174/growth-hormone-protects-against-kainate-excitotoxicity-and-induces-bdnf-and-nt3-expression-in-chicken-neuroretinal-cells
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C G Martinez-Moreno, T Fleming, M Carranza, J Ávila-Mendoza, M Luna, S Harvey, C Arámburo
There is increasing evidence to suggest a beneficial neuroprotective effect of growth hormone (GH) in the nervous system. While our previous studies have largely focused on retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), we have also found conclusive evidence of a pro-survival effect of GH in cells of the inner nuclear layer (INL) as well as a protective effect on the dendritic trees of the inner plexiform layer (IPL) in the retina. The administration of GH in primary neuroretinal cell cultures protected and induced neural outgrowths...
October 10, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993643/a-sexually-dimorphic-pre-stressed-translational-signature-in-ca3-pyramidal-neurons-of-bdnf-val66met-mice
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Jordan Marrocco, Gordon H Petty, Mariel B Ríos, Jason D Gray, Joshua F Kogan, Elizabeth M Waters, Eric F Schmidt, Francis S Lee, Bruce S McEwen
Males and females use distinct brain circuits to cope with similar challenges. Using RNA sequencing of ribosome-bound mRNA from hippocampal CA3 neurons, we found remarkable sex differences and discovered that female mice displayed greater gene expression activation after acute stress than males. Stress-sensitive BDNF Val66Met mice of both sexes show a pre-stressed translational phenotype in which the same genes that are activated without applied stress are also induced in wild-type mice by an acute stressor...
October 9, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969048/rna-seq-based-gene-expression-analysis-of-ovarian-granulosa-cells-exposed-to-zearalenone-in-vitro-significance-to-steroidogenesis
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Guo-Liang Zhang, Rui-Qian Zhang, Xiao-Feng Sun, Shun-Feng Cheng, Yu-Feng Wang, Chuan-Liang Ji, Yan-Zhong Feng, Jie Yu, Wei Ge, Yong Zhao, Shi-Duo Sun, Wei Shen, Lan Li
Zearalenone (ZEA) is a natural contaminant of various food and feed products representing a significant problem worldwide. Since the occurrence of ZEA in grains and feeds is frequent, the present study was carried out to evaluate the possible effects of ZEA on steroid production and gene expression of porcine granulosa cells, using RNA-seq analysis. Porcine granulosa cells were administered 10 μM and 30 μM ZEA during 72 h of culture in vitro. Following ZEA treatment the gene expression profile of control and exposed granulosa cells was compared using RNA-seq analysis...
September 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967682/differential-expression-of-micrornas-in-tm3-leydig-cells-of-mice-treated-with-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor
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Shan Gao, Chunjin Li, Ying Xu, Shuxiong Chen, Yun Zhao, Lu Chen, Yanwen Jiang, Zhuo Liu, Rong Fan, Liting Sun, Fengge Wang, Xiaoling Zhu, Jing Zhang, Xu Zhou
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a neurotrophin that can promote the development and proliferation of neurons. BDNF has been found to be involved in male reproduction. Leydig cells in testicular interstitial tissues can secrete testosterone in a luteinizing hormone-dependent manner. We showed that BDNF and its receptor TrkB were expressed in mice TM3 Leydig cells in the present study. Furthermore, BDNF can promote proliferation of mouse TM3 Leydig cells in vitro. Results of microRNA (miRNA) deep sequencing showed that BDNF can alter the expression profile of miRNAs in TM3 Leydig cells...
October 2, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963040/beta-carotene-as-a-novel-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-autistic-like-behavior-in-animal-models-of-autism
#10
Yosefa Avraham, Elliot M Berry, Marina Donskoy, Wiessam Abu Ahmad, Lia Vorobiev, Amnon Albeck, David Mankuta
Autism-affected individuals are characterized by lower plasma oxytocin and its ectoenzyme regulator CD38. Oxytocin, a hypothalamic hormone secreted upon the release of CD38, plays a role in social behavior and bonding. All-trans retinoic acid is a potent inducer of CD38 and can be used as a novel therapeutic strategy in autism. We investigated the role of beta-carotene in rescuing autistic-like behavior in BALB/c and BTBR mice. Beta-carotene derivatives are preferred as they are neither toxic nor teratogenic...
September 28, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958685/saikosaponin-a-attenuates-perimenopausal-depression-like-symptoms-by-chronic-unpredictable-mild-stress
#11
Xue-Qin Chen, Shu-Jiao Chen, Wen-Na Liang, Miao Wang, Cheng-Fu Li, Shuang-Shuang Wang, Shu-Qi Dong, Li-Tao Yi, Can-Dong Li
Accumulating studies have shown that a traditional Chinese decoction Chaihu-Shugan-San produced the antidepressant-like effects in rodents including in perimenopausal. Previous studies and our preliminary study indicated that saikosaponin A, one of the main constituents of Chaihu-Shugan-San, enhanced brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) expression in rats. Herein, this study aimed to evaluate the antidepressant-like effects of saikosaponin A in perimenopausal rats exposed to chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS)...
September 25, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956815/barhl1-is-downregulated-in-alzheimer-s-disease-and-may-regulate-cognitive-functions-through-esr1-and-multiple-pathways
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Debmalya Barh, María E García-Solano, Sandeep Tiwari, Antaripa Bhattacharya, Neha Jain, Daniel Torres-Moreno, Belén Ferri, Artur Silva, Vasco Azevedo, Preetam Ghosh, Kenneth Blum, Pablo Conesa-Zamora, George Perry
The Transcription factor BarH like homeobox 1 (BARHL1) is overexpressed in medulloblastoma and plays a role in neurogenesis. However, much about the BARHL1 regulatory networks and their functions in neurodegenerative and neoplastic disorders is not yet known. In this study, using a tissue microarray (TMA), we report for the first time that BARHL1 is downregulated in hormone-negative breast cancers and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Furthermore, using an integrative bioinformatics approach and mining knockout mouse data, we show that: (i) BARHL1 and Estrogen Receptor 1 (ESR1) may constitute a network that regulates Neurotrophin 3 (NTF3)- and Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF)-mediated neurogenesis and neural survival; (ii) this is probably linked to AD pathways affecting aberrant post-translational modifications including SUMOylation and ubiquitination; (iii) the BARHL1-ESR1 network possibly regulates β-amyloid metabolism and memory; and (iv) hsa-mir-18a, having common key targets in the BARHL1-ESR1 network and AD pathway, may modulate neuron death, reduce β-amyloid processing and might also be involved in hearing and cognitive decline associated with AD...
September 28, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846851/the-regulation-of-pituitary-thyroid-abnormalities-by-peripheral-administration-of-levothyroxine-increased-bdnf-and-reelin-proteins-expression-in-an-animal-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Sahreh Shabani, Yaghoub Farbood, Seyyed Ali Mard, Alireza Sarkaki, Akram Ahangarpour, Layasadat Khorsandi
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is associated with decreased serum levels of thyroid hormones (THs), increased levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and decreased in protein expression of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and reelin in the hippocampus. In this study, we have evaluated the effect of subcutaneously (SC) administration of levothyroxine (L-T4) on levels of THs and TSH as well as protein expression of BDNF and reelin in AD rats. To make an animal model of AD, Beta-amyloid (Aβ) plus ibotenic acid were infused intrahippocampally (IH), and rats were treated with L-T4 and/or saline for 10 days...
August 28, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797603/chronic-traumatic-stress-impairs-memory-in-mice-potential-roles-of-acetylcholine-neuroinflammation-and-corticotropin-releasing-factor-expression-in-the-hippocampus
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Ami Bhakta, Kartheek Gavini, Euitaek Yang, Lani Lyman-Henley, Kodeeswaran Parameshwaran
Chronic stress in humans can result in multiple adverse psychiatric and neurobiological outcomes, including memory deficits. These adverse outcomes can be more severe if each episode of stress is very traumatic. When compared to acute or short term stress relatively little is known about the effects of chronic traumatic stress on memory and molecular changes in hippocampus, a brain area involved in memory processing. Here we studied the effects of chronic traumatic stress in mice by exposing them to adult Long Evan rats for 28 consecutive days and subsequently analyzing behavioral outcomes and the changes in the hippocampus...
August 8, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780912/exercise-during-pregnancy-and-its-impact-on-mothers-and-offspring-in-humans-and-mice
#15
N Ferrari, I Bae-Gartz, C Bauer, R Janoschek, I Koxholt, E Mahabir, S Appel, M A Alejandre Alcazar, N Grossmann, C Vohlen, K Brockmeier, J Dötsch, E Hucklenbruch-Rother, C Graf
Exercise during pregnancy has beneficial effects on maternal and offspring's health in humans and mice. The underlying mechanisms remain unclear. This comparative study aimed to determine the long-term effects of an exercise program on metabolism, weight gain, body composition and changes in hormones [insulin, leptin, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)]. Pregnant women (n=34) and mouse dams (n=44) were subjected to an exercise program compared with matched controls (period I). Follow-up in the offspring was performed over 6 months in humans, corresponding to postnatal day (P) 21 in mice (period II)...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776866/prenatal-androgen-receptor-activation-determines-adult-alcohol-and-water-drinking-in-a-sex-specific-way
#16
Sabine E Huber, Iulia Zoicas, Martin Reichel, Christiane Mühle, Christian Büttner, Arif B Ekici, Volker Eulenburg, Bernd Lenz, Johannes Kornhuber, Christian P Müller
Alcohol use disorders are major psychiatric disorders. Correlational studies in humans suggested organizational hormonal effects during embryonic development as a risk factor for adult alcohol dependence. Permanent changes can be induced by the activity of sex hormones, like testosterone. Here, we demonstrate a relationship between prenatal androgen receptor (AR)-activation and adult alcohol as well as water drinking in mice in a sex-dependent fashion. Prenatal AR inhibition using the antagonist flutamide decreased adult male alcohol consumption...
August 4, 2017: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752602/alterations-in-the-steroid-biosynthetic-pathways-in-the-human-prefrontal-cortex-in-mood-disorders-a-post-mortem-study
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Xin-Rui Qi, Sabina Luchetti, Ronald W H Verwer, Arja A Sluiter, Matthew R J Mason, Jiang-Ning Zhou, Dick F Swaab
Altered levels of steroids have been reported in the brain, cerebral spinal fluid and plasma of patients with mood disorders. Neuroimaging studies have reported both functional and structural alterations in mood disorders, for instance in the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC). In order to determine whether the endogenous production of steroids is altered in the ACC and DLPFC of patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) or bipolar disorder (BPD), quantitative real-time PCR was performed to detect mRNA expression level of key enzymes in the steroid biosynthetic pathways...
July 27, 2017: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647536/crhr1-exacerbates-the-glial-inflammatory-response-and-alters-bdnf-trkb-pcreb-signaling-in-a-rat-model-of-global-cerebral-ischemia-implications-for-neuroprotection-and-cognitive-recovery
#18
Patricia B de la Tremblaye, Simon M Benoit, Sarah Schock, Hélène Plamondon
This study examined the impact of corticotropin-releasing hormone type 1 receptor (CRHR1) blockade using Antalarmin (ANT) on the expression of markers of neuroplasticity and inflammation, as well as neuroprotection and behavioral recovery following global cerebral ischemia. Male Wistar rats (N=50) were treated with ANT (2μg/2μl; icv) or a vehicle solution prior to a sham or four vessel (4VO) occlusion. Seven days post ischemia, anxiety was assessed in the Elevated Plus Maze and Open Field tests, and fear and spatial learning in a Y-Maze Passive Avoidance Task and the Barnes Maze...
October 3, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614607/anatomical-and-functional-implications-of-crh-neurons-in-a-septal-nucleus-of-the-avian-brain-an-emphasis-on-glial-neuronal-interaction-via-v1a-receptors-in-vitro
#19
Gurueswar Nagarajan, Alexander Jurkevich, Seong W Kang, Wayne J Kuenzel
Previously, we showed that corticotropin releasing hormone immunoreactive (CRH-ir) neurons in a septal structure are associated with stress and the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis in birds. In this study, we focused upon CRH-ir neurons located within the septal structure called the nucleus of the hippocampal commissure (NHpC). Immunocytochemical and gene expression analyses were used to identify the anatomical and functional characteristics of cells within the NHpC. A comparative morphometry analysis showed that CRH-ir neurons in the NHpC were significantly larger than CRH-ir parvocellular neurons in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus (PVN) and lateral bed nucleus of the stria terminalis...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
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
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