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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670128/mitochondrial-function-in-individuals-at-clinical-high-risk-for-psychosis
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Tania Da Silva, Abbie Wu, Isabelle Laksono, Ivana Prce, Margaret Maheandiran, Michael Kiang, Ana C Andreazza, Romina Mizrahi
Alterations in mitochondrial function have been implicated in the etiology of schizophrenia. Most studies have investigated alterations in mitochondrial function in patients in which the disorder is already established; however, whether mitochondrial dysfunction predates the onset of psychosis remains unknown. We measured peripheral mitochondrial complex (I-V) function and lactate/pyruvate levels in 27 antipsychotic-naïve individuals at clinical high risk for psychosis (CHR) and 16 healthy controls. We also explored the association between mitochondrial function and brain microglial activation and glutathione levels using a translocator protein 18 kDa [18 F]FEPPA PET scan and 1 H-MRS scan, respectively...
April 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628188/dynamic-erbb4-activity-in-hippocampal-prefrontal-synchrony-and-top-down-attention-in-rodents
#2
Zhibing Tan, Heath L Robinson, Dong-Min Yin, Yu Liu, Fang Liu, Hongsheng Wang, Thiri W Lin, Guanglin Xing, Lin Gan, Wen-Cheng Xiong, Lin Mei
Top-down attention is crucial for meaningful behaviors and impaired in various mental disorders. However, its underpinning regulatory mechanisms are poorly understood. We demonstrate that the hippocampal-prefrontal synchrony associates with levels of top-down attention. Both attention and synchrony are reduced in mutant mice of ErbB4, a receptor of neuregulin-1. We used chemical genetic and optogenetic approaches to inactivate ErbB4 kinase and ErbB4+ interneurons, respectively, both of which reduce gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) activity...
April 3, 2018: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618019/differential-expression-of-synapsin-i-and-ii-upon-treatment-by-lithium-and-valproic-acid-in-various-brain-regions
#3
Hetshree Joshi, Roohie Sharma, Shreya Prashar, Joella Ho, Sharon Thomson, Ram Mishra
Introduction: Due to the heterogeneity of psychiatric illnesses and overlapping mechanisms, patients with psychosis are differentially responsive to pharmaceutical drugs. In addition to having therapeutic effects for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, antipsychotics and mood stabilizers have many clinical applications and are used unconventionally due to their direct and indirect effects on neurotransmitters. Synapsins, a family of neuronal phosphoproteins, play a key regulatory role in neurotransmitter release at synapses...
March 30, 2018: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611035/znf804a-variation-may-affect-hippocampal-prefrontal-resting-state-functional-connectivity-in-schizophrenic-and-healthy-individuals
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Yuyanan Zhang, Hao Yan, Jinmin Liao, Hao Yu, Sisi Jiang, Qi Liu, Dai Zhang, Weihua Yue
The ZNF804A variant rs1344706 has consistently been associated with schizophrenia and plays a role in hippocampal-prefrontal functional connectivity during working memory. Whether the effect exists in the resting state and in patients with schizophrenia remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the ZNF804A polymorphism at rs1344706 in 92 schizophrenic patients and 99 healthy controls of Han Chinese descent, and used resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging to explore the functional connectivity in the participants...
April 2, 2018: Neuroscience Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610762/hippocampal-pathophysiology-commonality-shared-by-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-and-psychiatric-disorders
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Soichiro Nakahara, Megumi Adachi, Hiroyuki Ito, Mitsuyuki Matsumoto, Katsunori Tajinda, Theo G M van Erp
Accumulating evidence points to the association of epilepsy, particularly, temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), with psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia. Among these illnesses, the hippocampus is considered the regional focal point of the brain, playing an important role in cognition, psychosis, and seizure activity and potentially suggesting common etiologies and pathophysiology of TLE and schizophrenia. In the present review, we overview abnormal network connectivity between the dentate gyrus (DG) and the Cornus Ammonis area 3 (CA3) subregions of the hippocampus relative to the induction of epilepsy and schizophrenia...
2018: Neuroscience Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593508/gabaergic-control-of-nigrostriatal-and-mesolimbic-dopamine-in-the-rat-brain
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Susanne Nikolaus, Hans-Jörg Wittsack, Markus Beu, Christina Antke, Maria A De Souza Silva, Frijthof Wickrath, Anja Müller-Lutz, Joseph P Huston, Gerald Antoch, Hans-Wilhelm Müller, Hubertus Hautzel
Purpose: The present study assessed the effects of the GABAA receptor (R) agonist muscimol (MUS), and the GABAA R antagonist bicuculline (BIC) on neocortical and subcortical radioligand binding to dopamine D2/3 Rs in relation to motor and exploratory behaviors in the rat. Methods: D2/3 R binding was measured with small animal SPECT in baseline and after challenge with either 1 mg/kg MUS or 1 mg/kg BIC, using [123 I]IBZM as radioligand. Motor/exploratory behaviors were assessed for 30 min in an open field prior to radioligand administration...
2018: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580804/neurometabolite-levels-in-antipsychotic-na%C3%A3-ve-free-patients-with-schizophrenia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-1-h-mrs-studies
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REVIEW
Yusuke Iwata, Shinichiro Nakajima, Eric Plitman, Yukiko Mihashi, Fernando Caravaggio, Jun Ku Chung, Julia Kim, Philip Gerretsen, Masaru Mimura, Gary Remington, Ariel Graff-Guerrero
BACKGROUND: Studies using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1 H-MRS) have reported altered neurometabolite levels in patients with schizophrenia. However, results are possibly confounded by the influence of antipsychotic (AP). Thus, this meta-analysis aimed to examine neurometabolite levels in AP-naïve/free patients with schizophrenia. METHODS: A literature search was conducted using Embase, Medline, and PsycINFO to identify studies that compared neurometabolite levels in AP-naïve/free patients with schizophrenia to healthy controls (HCs)...
March 23, 2018: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571919/age-dependent-expression-pattern-in-the-mammalian-brain-of-a-novel-small-peptide-encoded-in-the-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome-region
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Sabrina Kragness, Mark A A Harrison, Joby J Westmoreland, Adam Burstain, Laurie R Earls
22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11DS) carries increased risk for both physical and psychiatric symptoms, including a high risk for schizophrenia. Understanding the genetic elements within the deletion region therefore has the potential to unlock the mysteries of both diseases. While most of the protein-coding genes in this region have been characterized, novel elements, such as non-coding RNAs and small Open Reading Frames (sORFs) remain unstudied. We have identified a novel, highly-conserved mouse sORF in a region of the mouse genome that is orthologous to a portion of the 22q11 deletion...
March 20, 2018: Gene Expression Patterns: GEP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567371/a-pilot-study-on-immuno-psychiatry-in-the-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome-a-role-for-th17-cells-in-psychosis
#9
Elfi Vergaelen, Carmen Schiweck, Kristof Van Steeland, Jacqueline Counotte, Wim Veling, Ann Swillen, Hemmo Drexhage, Stephan Claes
BACKGROUND: A growing body of evidence supports a role for immune alterations in Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders (SSD). A high prevalence (25% - 40%) of SSD has been found in patients with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS), which is known for T-cell deficits due to thymus hypoplasia. This study is the first to explore the association between the T-cell subsets and psychotic symptoms in adults with 22q11.2DS. METHODS: 34 individuals (aged 19-38 yrs.) with 22q11...
March 19, 2018: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566220/neuregulin-1-deficiency-modulates-adolescent-stress-induced-dendritic-spine-loss-in-a-brain-region-specific-manner-and-increases-complement-4-expression-in-the-hippocampus
#10
David J Clarke, Tariq W Chohan, Mustafa S Kassem, Kristie L Smith, Rose Chesworth, Tim Karl, Michael P Kuligowski, Sandra Y Fok, Maxwell R Bennett, Jonathon C Arnold
One neuropathological feature of schizophrenia is a diminished number of dendritic spines in the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus. The neuregulin 1 (Nrg1) system is involved in the plasticity of dendritic spines, and chronic stress decreases dendritic spine densities in the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus. Here, we aimed to assess whether Nrg1 deficiency confers vulnerability to the effects of adolescent stress on dendritic spine plasticity. We also assessed other schizophrenia-relevant neurobiological changes such as microglial cell activation, loss of parvalbumin (PV) interneurons, and induction of complement factor 4 (C4)...
March 16, 2018: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564992/the-neuropathological-study-of-myelin-oligodendrocyte-glycoprotein-in-the-temporal-lobe-of-schizophrenia-patients
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Tomoyasu Marui, Youta Torii, Shuji Iritani, Hirotaka Sekiguchi, Chikako Habuchi, Hiroshige Fujishiro, Kenichi Oshima, Kazuhiro Niizato, Shotaro Hayashida, Katsuhisa Masaki, Junichi Kira, Norio Ozaki
OBJECTIVE: Recent studies based on the neuroimaging analysis, genomic analysis and transcriptome analysis of the postmortem brain suggest that the pathogenesis of schizophrenia is related to myelin-oligodendrocyte abnormalities. However, no serious neuropathological investigation of this protein in the schizophrenic brain has yet been performed. In this study, to confirm the change in neuropathological findings due to the pathogenesis of this disease, we observed the expression of myelin-oligodendrocyte directly in the brain tissue of schizophrenia patients...
March 22, 2018: Acta Neuropsychiatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560312/relationship-between-muscarinic-m-1-receptor-binding-and-cognition-in-medication-free-subjects-with-psychosis
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Geor Bakker, Claudia Vingerhoets, Daphne Boucherie, Matthan Caan, Oswald Bloemen, Jos Eersels, Jan Booij, Thérèse van Amelsvoort
Background: It is still unclear which underlying mechanisms are involved in cognitive deficits of psychotic disorders. Pro-cognitive effects of muscarinic M1 receptor agonists suggest alterations in M1 receptor functioning may modulate these symptoms. Post mortem studies in patients with schizophrenia have shown significantly reduced M1 receptor expression rates in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) compared to controls. To date no in-vivo examinations of M1 receptor binding in relation to cognitive impairments have been done...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559384/region-specific-expression-of-nmda-receptor-glun2c-subunit-in-parvalbumin-positive-neurons-and-astrocytes-analysis-of-glun2c-expression-using-a-novel-reporter-model
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Aparna Ravikrishnan, Pauravi J Gandhi, Gajanan P Shelkar, Jinxu Liu, Ratnamala Pavuluri, Shashank M Dravid
Hypofunction of NMDA receptors in parvalbumin (PV)-positive interneurons has been proposed as a potential mechanism for cortical abnormalities and symptoms in schizophrenia. GluN2C-containing receptors have been linked to this hypothesis due to the higher affinity of psychotomimetic doses of ketamine for GluN1/2C receptors. However, the precise cell-type expression of GluN2C subunit remains unknown. We describe the expression of the GluN2C subunit using a novel EGFP reporter model. We observed EGFP(GluN2C) localization in PV-positive neurons in the nucleus reticularis of the thalamus, globus pallidus externa and interna, ventral pallidum and substantia nigra...
March 17, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29554474/impaired-social-behaviors-and-minimized-oxytocin-signaling-of-the-adult-mice-deficient-in-the-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-glun3a-subunit
#14
Jin Hwan Lee, James Ya Zhang, Zheng Zachory Wei, Shan Ping Yu
The N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) has been implicated in the pathophysiology of neurological diseases, such as schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and Alzheimer's disease (AD), whose unique clinical hallmark is a constellation of impaired social and/or cognitive behaviors. GluN3A (NR3A) is a unique inhibitory subunit in the NMDAR complex. The role of GluN3A in social behavioral activities is obscure. In this study, we sought to evaluate altered social activities in adult GluN3A knockout (KO) mice...
March 16, 2018: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29548911/involvement-of-gabaergic-bdnf-and-nox-2-mechanisms-in-the-prevention-and-reversal-of-ketamine-induced-schizophrenia-like-behavior-by-morin-in-mice
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Benneth Ben-Azu, Adegbuyi Oladele Aderibigbe, Abayomi Mayowa Ajayi, Aya-Ebi Okubo Eneni, Solomon Umukoro, Ezekiel O Iwalewa
GABAergic (Gamma-aminobutyric acid) and neurotrophic derangements have important implication in schizophrenia, a neuropsychiatric disease. Previous studies have shown that nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase (NADPH-oxidase) alters GABAergic and neurotrophic activities via inflammatory and oxidative pathways. Thus, it has been proposed that agents with anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties might be beneficial for the treatment of the disease. Morin is neuroactive bioflavonoid compound, which has been reported to demonstrate antipsychotic and anti-oxidant/anti-inflammatory activities...
March 13, 2018: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531031/deletion-of-dopamine-d-2-receptors-from-parvalbumin-interneurons-in-mouse-causes-schizophrenia-like-phenotypes
#16
Eugenia Tomasella, Lucila Bechelli, Mora Belén Ogando, Camilo Mininni, Mariano N Di Guilmi, Fernanda De Fino, Silvano Zanutto, Ana Belén Elgoyhen, Antonia Marin-Burgin, Diego M Gelman
Excessive dopamine neurotransmission underlies psychotic episodes as observed in patients with some types of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The dopaminergic hypothesis was postulated after the finding that antipsychotics were effective to halt increased dopamine tone. However, there is little evidence for dysfunction within the dopaminergic system itself. Alternatively, it has been proposed that excessive afferent activity onto ventral tegmental area dopaminergic neurons, particularly from the ventral hippocampus, increase dopamine neurotransmission, leading to psychosis...
March 27, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29529413/correlation-between-levels-of-delusional-beliefs-and-perfusion-of-the-hippocampus-and-an-associated-network-in-a-non-help-seeking-population
#17
Rick P F Wolthusen, Garth Coombs, Emily A Boeke, Stefan Ehrlich, Stephanie N DeCross, Shahin Nasr, Daphne J Holt
BACKGROUND: Delusions are a defining and common symptom of psychotic disorders. Recent evidence suggests that subclinical and clinical delusions may represent distinct stages on a phenomenological and biological continuum. However, few studies have tested whether subclinical psychotic experiences are associated with neural changes that are similar to those observed in clinical psychosis. For example, it is unclear if overactivity of the hippocampus, a replicated finding of neuroimaging studies of schizophrenia, is also present in individuals with subclinical psychotic symptoms...
February 2018: Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29522184/pet-brain-imaging-of-%C3%AE-7-nachr-with-18f-asem-reproducibility-occupancy-receptor-density-and-changes-in-schizophrenia
#18
Dean F Wong, Hiroto Kuwabara, Andrew G Horti, Joshua M Roberts, Ayon Nandi, Nicola Casella, James Brasic, Elise M Weerts, Kelly Kitzmiller, Jenny A Phan, Lorena Gapasin, Akira Sawa, Heather Valentine, Gary Wand, Noble George, Michael McDonald, William Kem, Robert Freedman, Albert Gjedde
Background: The α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) increasingly has been implicated in normal brain physiology, as well as in neuropsychiatric disorders. The highly cortical distribution of α7-nAChR suggests a role in cognition. Methods: We expanded the first-in-human PET imaging of α7-nAChR with [18F]ASEM from five to 21 healthy non-smoking volunteers and added a feasibility study in six male patients with schizophrenia. Study aims included 1) confirmation of test-retest reproducibility of [18F]ASEM binding, 2) demonstration of specificity by competition with DMXB-A, an α7-nAChR partial agonist, 3) estimation of [18F]ASEM binding potentials and α7-nAChR density in vivo in humans, and 4) demonstrating the feasibility of studying α7-nAChR as a target for schizophrenia...
March 7, 2018: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29511299/synaptic-loss-in-schizophrenia-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review-of-synaptic-protein-and-mrna-measures
#19
REVIEW
Emanuele Felice Osimo, Katherine Beck, Tiago Reis Marques, Oliver D Howes
Although synaptic loss is thought to be core to the pathophysiology of schizophrenia, the nature, consistency and magnitude of synaptic protein and mRNA changes has not been systematically appraised. Our objective was thus to systematically review and meta-analyse findings. The entire PubMed database was searched for studies from inception date to the 1st of July 2017. We selected case-control postmortem studies in schizophrenia quantifying synaptic protein or mRNA levels in brain tissue. The difference in protein and mRNA levels between cases and controls was extracted and meta-analysis conducted...
March 6, 2018: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29496139/collecting-storing-and-mining-research-data-in-a-brain-bank
#20
Maree J Webster, Sanghyeon Kim
The Stanley Medical Research Institute Brain Collection distributes samples from specified cohorts that contain demographically matched groups of subjects with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression, as well as unaffected controls. The groups are matched by age, sex, race, postmortem interval, pH, side of brain, and mRNA quality. The samples are distributed coded so that all data must be returned in order to obtain the demographic information. The database contains more than 5000 individual data sets, as well as data from high-throughput microarray, sequencing, and proteomic studies...
2018: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
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