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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146967/splenic-glucocorticoid-resistance-following-psychosocial-stress-requires-physical-injury
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Sandra Foertsch, Andrea M Füchsl, Sandra D Faller, Hannah Hölzer, Dominik Langgartner, Joanna Messmann, Gudrun Strauß, Stefan O Reber
Mice exposed to chronic subordinate colony housing (CSC) stress show glucocorticoid (GC) resistance of in vitro lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated splenocytes, increased anxiety and colitis. Similar effects were reported in wounded mice exposed to social disruption (SDR). Here we show that CSC exposure induced GC resistance in isolated and in vitro LPS-stimulated, but not unstimulated, splenocytes, and these effects were absent when CD11b(+) splenocytes were depleted. Moreover, re-active coping behaviour during CSC correlated with the attacks and bites received by the resident, which in turn highly correlated with the dimension of splenic GC resistance, as with basal and LPS-induced in vitro splenocyte viability...
November 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145140/fluoxetine-modulates-the-transcription-of-genes-involved-in-serotonin-dopamine-and-adrenergic-signalling-in-zebrafish-embryos
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V Cunha, P Rodrigues, M M Santos, P Moradas-Ferreira, M Ferreira
Neurotransmitters pathways in fish and mammals are phylogenetically conserved. Therefore, the environmental presence of psychopharmaceuticals, such as fluoxetine (FLU), are likely to interact with fish serotonergic, dopaminergic and adrenergic systems, affecting their response and associated biological functions. Hence, the present work aimed at evaluating the effects of FLU in the transcription of genes involved in serotonin, dopamine and adrenergic transporters and receptors signalling in early stages of Danio rerio development...
October 27, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134984/evaluation-of-neuroprotective-effect-of-hibiscus-sabdariffa-linn-aqueous-extract-against-ischaemic-reperfusion-insult-by-bilateral-common-carotid-artery-occlusion-in-adult-male-rats
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Olatunde Owoeye, Micheal Oluwatosin Gabriel
Ischaemic brain injury continues to be devastating, causing social, medical and relationship disruption. Oxidativedamage has been reported to be one of the mechanisms for brain damage following ischaemic stroke. The antioxidant activityof Hibiscus sabdariffa L. was investigated for a possible protective effect against ischaemia-induced brain damage in rats.Adult male Wistar rats (n=35) were divided into five groups of 7 rats per group. Group 1 served as control was given tapwater; Group 2: 500 mg/kg daily of Hibiscus sabdariffa L...
June 30, 2017: Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences: Official Publication of the Physiological Society of Nigeria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129557/pharmacokinetic-and-behavioural-profile-of-thc-cbd-and-thc-cbd-combination-after-pulmonary-oral-and-subcutaneous-administration-in-rats-and-confirmation-of-conversion-in-vivo-of-cbd-to-thc
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Tomáš Hložek, Libor Uttl, Lukáš Kadeřábek, Marie Balíková, Eva Lhotková, Rachel R Horsley, Pavlína Nováková, Klára Šíchová, Kristýna Štefková, Filip Tylš, Martin Kuchař, Tomáš Páleníček
Metabolic and behavioural effects of, and interactions between Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are influenced by dose and administration route. Therefore we investigated, in Wistar rats, effects of pulmonary, oral and subcutaneous (sc.) THC, CBD and THC+CBD. Concentrations of THC, its metabolites 11-OH-THC and THC-COOH, and CBD in serum and brain were determined over 24h, locomotor activity (open field) and sensorimotor gating (prepulse inhibition, PPI) were also evaluated. In line with recent knowledge we expected metabolic and behavioural interactions between THC and CBD...
November 9, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128770/ivermectin-residues-disrupt-dung-beetle-diversity-soil-properties-and-ecosystem-functioning-an-interdisciplinary-field-study
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José R Verdú, Jorge M Lobo, Francisco Sánchez-Piñero, Belén Gallego, Catherine Numa, Jean-Pierre Lumaret, Vieyle Cortez, Antonio J Ortiz, Mattia Tonelli, Juan P García-Teba, Ana Rey, Alexandra Rodríguez, Jorge Durán
Ivermectin is the most common endectocide used to control parasites affecting livestock. Short-term physiological and behavioural effects of ivermectin on dung beetles may have long-term consequences for beetle populations and ecosystem functioning. Long-term effects of the use of ivermectin can be estimated by comparing dung assemblages and ecosystem functions in areas with conventional ivermectin-treated livestock and environmentally similar areas in which livestock are not treated with veterinary medical products (organic farming)...
November 9, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127879/role-of-the-right-inferior-parietal-cortex-in-auditory-selective-attention-an-rtms-study
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Corinne A Bareham, Stanimira D Georgieva, Marc R Kamke, David Lloyd, Tristan A Bekinschtein, Jason B Mattingley
Selective attention is the process of directing limited capacity resources to behaviourally relevant stimuli while ignoring competing stimuli that are currently irrelevant. Studies in healthy human participants and in individuals with focal brain lesions have suggested that the right parietal cortex is crucial for resolving competition for attention. Following right-hemisphere damage, for example, patients may have difficulty reporting a brief, left-sided stimulus if it occurs with a competitor on the right, even though the same left stimulus is reported normally when it occurs alone...
October 16, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127850/-it-s-gym-like-g-y-m-not-j-i-m-exploring-the-role-of-place-in-the-gendering-of-physical-activity
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Stephanie E Coen, Mark W Rosenberg, Joyce Davidson
Physical activity is a highly gendered health behaviour, with women less likely than men to meet internationally accepted physical activity guidelines. In this article, we take up recent arguments on the potential of indoor spaces to illuminate processes shaping health, together with social theories of gender, to conceptualize the place of the gym as a window into understanding and intervening in wider gender disparities in physical activity. Using a triangulated strategy of qualitative methods, including semi-structured interviews, drawing, and journaling with men and women in a mid-sized Canadian city, we examine how gender influences exercise practices and mobilities in gym environments...
November 2, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125862/peptidergic-control-in-a-fruit-crop-pest-the-spotted-wing-drosophila-drosophila-suzukii
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Caroline S Gough, Grace M Fairlamb, Petra Bell, Ronald J Nachman, Neil Audsley, R Elwyn Isaac
Neuropeptides play an important role in the regulation of feeding in insects and offer potential targets for the development of new chemicals to control insect pests. A pest that has attracted much recent attention is the highly invasive Drosophila suzukii, a polyphagous pest that can cause serious economic damage to soft fruits. Previously we showed by mass spectrometry the presence of the neuropeptide myosuppressin (TDVDHVFLRFamide) in the nerve bundle suggesting that this peptide is involved in regulating the function of the crop, which in adult dipteran insects has important roles in the processing of food, the storage of carbohydrates and the movement of food into the midgut for digestion...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124885/oleoylethanolamide-the-role-of-a-bioactive-lipid-amide-in-modulating-eating-behaviour
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J Sihag, P J H Jones
Fatty acid ethanolamides are lipid mediators that regulate a plethora of physiological functions. One such bioactive lipid mediator, oleoylethanolamide (OEA), is a potent agonist of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha (PPAR-α), which modulates increased expression of the fatty acid translocase CD36 that enables the regulation of feeding behaviour. Consumption of dietary fat rich in oleic acid activates taste receptors in the gut activating specific enzymes that lead to the formation of OEA...
November 10, 2017: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122609/structural-connections-support-emotional-connections-uncinate-fasciculus-microstructure-is-related-to-the-ability-to-decode-facial-emotion-expressions
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Bethany M Coad, Mark Postans, Carl J Hodgetts, Nils Muhlert, Kim S Graham, Andrew D Lawrence
The Uncinate Fasciculus (UF) is an association fibre tract connecting regions in the frontal and anterior temporal lobes. UF disruption is seen in several disorders associated with impaired social behaviour, but its functional role is unclear. Here we set out to test the hypothesis that the UF is important for facial expression processing, an ability fundamental to adaptive social behaviour. In two separate experiments in healthy adults, we used high-angular resolution diffusion-weighted imaging (HARDI) and constrained spherical deconvolution (CSD) tractography to virtually dissect the UF, plus a control tract (the corticospinal tract (CST)), and quantify, via tissue fractional anisotropy (FAT), individual differences in tract microstructure...
November 6, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116181/leucine-repeat-adaptor-protein-1-interacts-with-dishevelled-to-regulate-gastrulation-cell-movements-in-zebrafish
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Xiao-Ning Cheng, Ming Shao, Ji-Tong Li, Yan-Fei Wang, Jing Qi, Zhi-Gang Xu, De-Li Shi
Gastrulation is a fundamental morphogenetic event that requires polarised cell behaviours for coordinated asymmetric cell movements. Wnt/PCP signalling plays a critical role in this process. Dishevelled is an important conserved scaffold protein that relays Wnt/PCP signals from membrane receptors to the modulation of cytoskeleton organisation. However, it remains unclear how its activity is regulated for the activation of downstream effectors. Here, we report that Lurap1 is a Dishevelled-interacting protein that regulates Wnt/PCP signalling in convergence and extension movements during vertebrate gastrulation...
November 7, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111458/low-functional-programming-of-the-creb-bdnf-trkb-pathway-mediates-cognitive-impairment-in-male-offspring-after-prenatal-dexamethasone-exposure
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Wanting Dong, Dan Xu, Zewen Hu, Xia He, Zijing Guo, Zhexiao Jiao, Ying Yu, Hui Wang
Adverse intrauterine environments can increase susceptibility to neuropsychiatric diseases that are related to cognitive impairment. In this study, we observed the cognitive impairment of male offspring rats after prenatal dexamethasone exposure (PDE) and explored the associated intrauterine programming mechanism. Pregnant Wistar rats were subcutaneously injected with 0.2mg/kg.d dexamethasone from gestational day 9 (GD9) to GD20. A cohort of the pregnant rat group was sacrificed on GD20, and the male fetal rats were collected...
October 27, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110313/sleep-problems-in-dravet-syndrome-a-modifiable-comorbidity
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Shane H Licheni, Jacinta M Mcmahon, Amy L Schneider, Margot J Davey, Ingrid E Scheffer
AIM: Many children with severe developmental and epileptic encephalopathies experience significant sleep disturbance, causing major disruption to the family's quality of life. We aimed to determine the frequency and nature of sleep problems in individuals with Dravet syndrome. METHODS: The Sleep Disturbance Scale for Children and a seizure questionnaire were distributed to the parents/guardians of 96 patients with Dravet syndrome. Sixteen patients had two nights of home oximetry...
November 7, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108020/post-conflict-opponent-affiliation-reduces-victim-re-aggression-in-a-family-group-of-captive-arctic-wolves-canis-lupus-arctos
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Martina Lazzaroni, Sarah Marshall-Pescini, Simona Cafazzo
Post-conflict affiliative interactions have been widely investigated in primates but not extensively in other species. Using the Post Conflict-Matched Control (PC-MC) comparison method, this study investigated the patterns of post-conflict opponent affiliation (POA) of a captive family group of 19 arctic wolves (Canis lupus arctos), investigating the correlation with various factors. We found that POAs occurred mainly in the non-feeding context and more often when the victim was dominant and the aggressor subordinate...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107413/modelling-firing-regularity-in-the-ventral-cochlear-nucleus-mechanisms-and-effects-of-stimulus-level-and-synaptopathy
#15
Dan F M Goodman, Ian M Winter, Agnès C Léger, Alain de Cheveigné, Christian Lorenzi
The auditory system processes temporal information at multiple scales, and disruptions to this temporal processing may lead to deficits in auditory tasks such as detecting and discriminating sounds in a noisy environment. Here, a modelling approach is used to study the temporal regularity of firing by chopper cells in the ventral cochlear nucleus, in both the normal and impaired auditory system. Chopper cells, which have a strikingly regular firing response, divide into two classes, sustained and transient, based on the time course of this regularity...
September 20, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106975/ib-amp4-insertion-causes-surface-rearrangement-in-the-phospholipid-bilayer-of-biomembranes-implications-from-quartz-crystal-microbalance-with-dissipation
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Xiaobo Fan, Agatha Korytowski, Ali Makky, Motomu Tanaka, Michael Wink
Most antimicrobial peptides exert their rapid bactericidal activity through a unique mechanism of bacterial membrane disruption. However, the molecular events that underlie this mechanism remain partly unresolved. In this study, the frequency shift (ΔF) obtained through quartz-crystal microbalance with dissipation (QCM-D) indicated that the initial binding of Ib-AMP4 within the lipid membrane started at a critical Ib-AMP4 concentration that exceeded 100μg/ml. Circular dichroism measurements provided evidence that Ib-AMP4 occurs in a β-sheet configuration which is adapted for insertion into the lipid membrane...
October 26, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105966/the-effectiveness-of-interventions-using-relaxation-therapy-to-improve-breastfeeding-outcomes-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Nurul Husna Mohd Shukri, Jonathan C K Wells, Mary Fewtrell
Maternal psychological state is recognised to influence lactation success, largely by affecting milk ejection. Thus, increased psychological distress can disrupt milk flow and in the long-term, affect milk synthesis. Conversely, it is possible that milk ejection could be improved by using relaxation therapy during breastfeeding. We performed a systematic review to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions using relaxation therapy to improve breastfeeding outcomes and to assess the consequent impact(s) on infant growth and behaviour...
November 6, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102412/anosognosia-denial-of-illness-and-the-right-hemisphere-dominance-for-emotions-some-historical-and-clinical-notes
#18
REVIEW
Guido Gainotti
Poor disease awareness ('anosognosia') is often observed in patients with various disabilities caused by brain damage. The lack of disease awareness can be due to the disruption of specific cognitive mechanisms and the development of psychodynamic mechanisms of denial. The aim of this paper is to review how these phenomena were discovered and evolved over time and to consider the relationships between them and the right hemisphere dominance for emotions. It is not clear whether the term 'anosognosia' refers to a basic mechanism that can explain similar awareness defects in different behavioural domains or whether it must be viewed as a multifaceted phenomenon in which both the disruption of cognitive or sensorimotor mechanisms and the emergence of motivational factors can play different roles in various forms of disease unawareness and in different kinds of 'anosognosic' patients...
October 25, 2017: Consciousness and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101244/abrogated-freud-1-cc2d1a-repression-of-5-ht1a-autoreceptors-induces-fluoxetine-resistant-anxiety-depression-like-behavior
#19
Faranak Vahid-Ansari, Mireille Daigle, M Chiara Manzini, Kenji F Tanaka, René Hen, Sean D Geddes, Jean-Claude Béïque, Jonathan James, Zul Merali, Paul R Albert
Freud-1/CC2D1A represses the gene transcription of serotonin-1A (5-HT1A) autoreceptors, which negatively regulate 5-HT tone. To test the role of Freud-1 in vivo, we generated mice with adulthood conditional knockout of Freud-1 in 5-HT neurons (cF1ko). In cF1ko mice, 5-HT1A autoreceptor protein, binding and hypothermia response were increased, with reduced 5-HT content and neuronal activity in the dorsal raphe. The cF1ko mice displayed increased anxiety- and depression-like behavior that was resistant to chronic antidepressant (fluoxetine) treatment...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096370/particle-aggregates-formed-during-furfuryl-methacrylate-plasma-polymerization-affect-human-mesenchymal-stem-cell-behaviour
#20
Hanieh Safizadeh Shirazi, Nicholas Rogers, Andrew Michelmore, Jason D Whittle
Human Mesenchymal Stem cells (hMSCs) are becoming a major focus in biomedical fields. Application of in vitro expanded hMSCs to treat numerous ailments has led to a commercial emphasis on improving hMSC growth ex vivo. Production of substrate independent, novel thin films is one potential tool for production of commercial viable hMSC expansion. Plasma polymerization allow controlled chemical optimisation of large scale surface areas in a substrate independent manner. Previous study shown that plasma polymerized Furfuryl Methacrylate (ppFMA) surfaces allowed primary fibroblast cells adhesion and proliferation...
October 26, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
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