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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108196/homovanillic-acid-in-csf-of-mild-stage-parkinson-s-disease-patients-correlates-with-motor-impairment
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Alessandro Stefani, Mariangela Pierantozzi, Enrica Olivola, Salvatore Galati, Rocco Cerroni, Vincenza D'Angelo, Atticus H Hainsworth, Valentina Saviozzi, Ernesto Fedele, Claudio Liguori
In Parkinson's disease (PD), several efforts have been spent in order to find biochemical parameters able to identify the progression of the pathological processes at the basis of the disease. It is already known that advanced PD patients manifesting dyskinesia are featured by the high homovanillic acid (HVA)/dopamine (DA) ratio, suggesting the increased turnover of DA in these patients. Less clear is whether similar changes affect mild and moderate stages of the disease (between 1 and 2.5 of Hoehn & Yahr -H&Y- stage)...
January 18, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088492/pikuni-blackfeet-traditional-medicine-neuroprotective-activities-of-medicinal-plants-used-to-treat-parkinson-s-disease-related-symptoms
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Aurélie de Rus Jacquet, Mitali Arun Tambe, Sin Ying Ma, George P McCabe, Jay Hansford C Vest, Jean-Christophe Rochet
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Parkinson's disease (PD) is a multifactorial neurodegenerative disorder affecting 5% of the population over the age of 85 years. Current treatments primarily involve dopamine replacement therapy, which leads to temporary relief of motor symptoms but fails to slow the underlying neurodegeneration. Thus, there is a need for safe PD therapies with neuroprotective activity. In this study, we analyzed contemporary herbal medicinal practices used by members of the Pikuni-Blackfeet tribe from Western Montana to treat PD-related symptoms, in an effort to identify medicinal plants that are affordable to traditional communities and accessible to larger populations...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044445/the-background-signal-as-an-in-situ-predictor-of-dopamine-oxidation-potential-improving-interpretation-of-fast-scan-cyclic-voltammetry-data
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Carl J Meunier, James G Roberts, Gregory S McCarty, Leslie A Sombers
Background-subtracted fast-scan cyclic voltammetry (FSCV) has emerged as a powerful analytical technique for monitoring sub-second molecular fluctuations in live brain tissue, particularly when combined with principal component regression (PCR) for data analysis. Despite increasing utilization of FSCV, efforts to advance data analysis have been limited. It is clear that variable electrode performance renders calibration necessary for accurate quantification; however, the nature of in vivo measurements can make conventional post-calibration difficult, or even impossible...
January 3, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031268/distinct-roles-of-opioid-and-dopamine-systems-in-lateral-hypothalamic-intracranial-self-stimulation
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Soichiro Ide, Takehiro Takahashi, Yukio Takamatsu, George R Uhl, Hiroaki Niki, Ichiro Sora, Kazutaka Ikeda
BACKGROUND: Opioid and dopamine systems play crucial roles in reward. Similarities and differences in the neural mechanisms of reward that are mediated by these two systems have remained largely unknown. Thus, in the present study, we investigated the differences in reward function in both µ-opioid receptor knockout (MOP KO) mice and dopamine transporter knockout (DAT KO) mice, important molecules in the opioid and dopamine systems. METHODS: Mice were implanted with electrodes into the right lateral hypothalamus (lh)...
December 28, 2016: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012090/a-decade-of-orexin-hypocretin-and-addiction-where-are-we-now
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Morgan H James, Stephen V Mahler, David E Moorman, Gary Aston-Jones
One decade ago, our laboratory provided the first direct evidence linking orexin/hypocretin signaling with drug seeking by showing that activation of these neurons promotes conditioned morphine-seeking behavior. In the years since, contributions from many investigators have revealed roles for orexins in addiction for all drugs of abuse tested, but only under select circumstances. We recently proposed that orexins play a fundamentally unified role in coordinating "motivational activation" under numerous behavioral conditions, and here we unpack this hypothesis as it applies to drug addiction...
December 24, 2016: Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006716/biomolecular-aspects-of-depression-a-retrospective-analysis
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Brandon N Peacock, David J Scheiderer, Gottfried H Kellermann
OBJECTIVE: The effects of psychological stress, oxidative stress, and chronic low grade inflammation on the neuro-immune connection have been implicated in the pathogenesis of depression. Thus, in the recent past, there has been a growing effort in determining the mechanism of this pathogenesis. While attempting to map out, this mechanism researchers and clinicians have searched for clinically relevant biomarkers for use in the diagnosis and for the assessment of those suffering from depression...
November 10, 2016: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984049/disruptions-in-effort-based-decision-making-and-consummatory-behavior-following-antagonism-of-the-dopamine-d2-receptor
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Cindee F Robles, Alexander W Johnson
Dopamine is known to influence motivational processes, however the precise role of this neurotransmitter remains a contentious issue. In the current study we sought to further characterize dopamine signaling in reward-based decision-making and consummatory behavior in mice, via lateral ventricle infusion of the dopamine D2 receptor antagonist eticlopride. In Experiment 1, we examined effort-based decision-making, in which mice had a choice between one lever, where a single response led to the delivery of a low value reward (2% sucrose); and a second lever, which led to a higher value reward (20% sucrose) that gradually required more effort to obtain...
October 27, 2016: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935686/neuroprotection-of-brain-cells-by-lipoic-acid-treatment-after-cellular-stress
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Sara Paradells-Navarro, María Soledad Benlloch-Navarro, María Inmaculada Almansa Frias, Ma Angeles Garcia-Esparza, Vania Broccoli, María Miranda, José Miguel Soria
We have previously observed that in vivo lipoic acid (LA) treatment induced a protective effect onto primary cortical neurons after brain injury. In an effort to better understand LA action mechanism in the brain, in the present study, we stressed brain cells in vitro and ex vivo and then analyzed by inmmunocytochemistry and biochemical assays, the changes induced by LA on cell survival and on the concentration of oxidative stress markers, such as glutathione (GSH), oxidized glutathione (GSSG), and malondialdehyde (MDA)...
December 9, 2016: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933960/novel-and-high-affinity-2-diphenylmethyl-sulfinyl-acetamide-modafinil-analogues-as-atypical-dopamine-transporter-inhibitors
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Jianjing Cao, Rachel D Slack, Oluyomi M Bakare, Caitlin Burzynski, Rana Rais, Barbara S Slusher, Theresa Kopajtic, Alessandro Bonifazi, Michael P Ellenberger, Hideaki Yano, Yi He, Guo-Hua Bi, Zheng-Xiong Xi, Claus J Loland, Amy Hauck Newman
The development of pharmacotherapeutic treatments of psychostimulant abuse has remained a challenge, despite significant efforts made toward relevant mechanistic targets, such as the dopamine transporter (DAT). The atypical DAT inhibitors have received attention due to their promising pharmacological profiles in animal models of cocaine and methamphetamine abuse. Herein, we report a series of modafinil analogues that have an atypical DAT inhibitor profile. We extended SAR by chemically manipulating the oxidation states of the sulfoxide and the amide functional groups, halogenating the phenyl rings, and/or functionalizing the terminal nitrogen with substituted piperazines, resulting in several novel leads such as 11b, which demonstrated high DAT affinity (Ki = 2...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926449/the-role-of-dopamine-in-the-pathophysiology-and-treatment-of-apathy
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T T-J Chong, M Husain
Disorders of diminished motivation, such as apathy, are common and prevalent across a wide range of medical conditions, including Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's dementia, stroke, depression, and schizophrenia. Such disorders have a significant impact on morbidity and quality of life, yet their management lacks consensus and remains unsatisfactory. Here, we review laboratory and clinical evidence for the use of dopaminergic therapies in the treatment of apathy. Dopamine is a key neurotransmitter that regulates motivated decision making in humans and other species...
2016: Progress in Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910188/comparing-rewarding-and-reinforcing-properties-between-bath-salt-3-4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone-mdpv-and-cocaine-using-ultrasonic-vocalizations-in-rats
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Steven J Simmons, Ryan A Gregg, Fionya H Tran, Lili Mo, Eva von Weltin, David J Barker, Taylor A Gentile, Lucas R Watterson, Scott M Rawls, John W Muschamp
Abuse of synthetic psychostimulants like synthetic cathinones has risen in recent years. 3,4-Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) is one such synthetic cathinone that demonstrates a mechanism of action similar to cocaine. Compared to cocaine, MDPV is more potent at blocking dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake and is readily self-administered by rodents. The present study compared the rewarding and reinforcing properties of MDPV and cocaine using systemic injection dose-response and self-administration models...
December 1, 2016: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908561/beyond-eye-gaze-what-else-can-eyetracking-reveal-about-cognition-and-cognitive-development
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Maria K Eckstein, Belén Guerra-Carrillo, Alison T Miller Singley, Silvia A Bunge
This review provides an introduction to two eyetracking measures that can be used to study cognitive development and plasticity: pupil dilation and spontaneous blink rate. We begin by outlining the rich history of gaze analysis, which can reveal the current focus of attention as well as cognitive strategies. We then turn to the two lesser-utilized ocular measures. Pupil dilation is modulated by the brain's locus coeruleus-norepinephrine system, which controls physiological arousal and attention, and has been used as a measure of subjective task difficulty, mental effort, and neural gain...
November 11, 2016: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882999/activation-of-ventral-tegmental-area-5-ht2c-receptors-reduces-incentive-motivation
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Lourdes Valencia-Torres, Cristian M Olarte-Sánchez, David J Lyons, Teodora Georgescu, Megan Greenwald-Yarnell, Martin G Myers, Christopher M Bradshaw, Lora K Heisler
Obesity is primarily due to food intake in excess of the body's energetic requirements, intake that is not only associated with hunger but also the incentive value of food. The 5-hydroxytryptamine 2C receptor (5-HT2CR) is a target for the treatment of human obesity. Mechanistically, 5-HT2CRs are positioned to influence both homeostatic feeding circuits within the hypothalamus and reward circuits within the ventral tegmental area (VTA). Here we investigated the role of 5-HT2CRs in incentive motivation using a mathematical model of progressive ratio (PR) responding in mice...
December 21, 2016: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860462/improved-anticancer-photothermal-therapy-using-the-bystander-effect-enhanced-by-antiarrhythmic-peptide-conjugated-dopamine-modified-reduced-graphene-oxide-nanocomposite
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Jiantao Yu, Yu-Hsin Lin, Lingyan Yang, Chih-Ching Huang, Liliang Chen, Wen-Cheng Wang, Guan-Wen Chen, Junyan Yan, Saranta Sawettanun, Chia-Hua Lin
Despite tremendous efforts toward developing novel near-infrared (NIR)-absorbing nanomaterials, improvement in therapeutic efficiency remains a formidable challenge in photothermal cancer therapy. This study aims to synthesize a specific peptide conjugated polydopamine-modified reduced graphene oxide (pDA/rGO) nanocomposite that promotes the bystander effect to facilitate cancer treatment using NIR-activated photothermal therapy. To prepare a nanoplatform capable of promoting the bystander effect in cancer cells, we immobilized antiarrhythmic peptide 10 (AAP10) on the surface of dopamine-modified rGO (AAP10-pDA/rGO)...
November 8, 2016: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859866/modelling-idiopathic-parkinson-disease-as-a-complex-illness-can-inform-incidence-rate-in-healthy-adults-the%C3%A2-pr-edigt-score
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Michael G Schlossmacher, Julianna J Tomlinson, Goncalo Santos, Bojan Shutinoski, Earl G Brown, Douglas Manuel, Tiago Mestre
Fifty-five years after the concept of dopamine replacement therapy was introduced, Parkinson disease (PD) remains an incurable neurological disorder. To date, no disease-modifying therapeutic has been approved. The inability to predict PD incidence risk in healthy adults is seen as a limitation in drug development, because by the time of clinical diagnosis ≥ 60% of dopamine neurons have been lost. We have designed an incidence prediction model founded on the concept that the pathogenesis of PD is similar to that of many disorders observed in ageing humans, i...
January 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853270/loss-of-nmda-receptors-in-dopamine-neurons-leads-to-the-development-of-affective-disorder-like-symptoms-in-mice
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Kamila Jastrzębska, Magdalena Walczak, Przemysław Eligiusz Cieślak, Łukasz Szumiec, Mateusz Turbasa, David Engblom, Tomasz Błasiak, Jan Rodriguez Parkitna
The role of changes in dopamine neuronal activity during the development of symptoms in affective disorders remains controversial. Here, we show that inactivation of NMDA receptors on dopaminergic neurons in adult mice led to the development of affective disorder-like symptoms. The loss of NMDA receptors altered activity and caused complete NMDA-insensitivity in dopamine-like neurons. Mutant mice exhibited increased immobility in the forced swim test and a decrease in social interactions. Mutation also led to reduced saccharin intake, however the preference of sweet taste was not significantly decreased...
November 17, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807030/aging-affects-dopaminergic-neural-mechanisms-of-cognitive-flexibility
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Anne S Berry, Vyoma D Shah, Suzanne L Baker, Jacob W Vogel, James P O'Neil, Mustafa Janabi, Henry D Schwimmer, Shawn M Marks, William J Jagust
: Aging is accompanied by profound changes in the brain's dopamine system that affect cognitive function. Evidence of powerful individual differences in cognitive aging has sharpened focus on identifying biological factors underlying relative preservation versus vulnerability to decline. Dopamine represents a key target in these efforts. Alterations of dopamine receptors and dopamine synthesis are seen in aging, with receptors generally showing reduction and synthesis demonstrating increases...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805392/discovery-of-g-protein-biased-d2-dopamine-receptor-partial-agonists
#18
Xin Chen, John D McCorvy, Matthew G Fischer, Kyle V Butler, Yudao Shen, Bryan L Roth, Jian Jin
Biased ligands (also known as functionally selective ligands) of G protein-coupled receptors are valuable tools for dissecting the roles of G protein-dependent and independent signaling pathways in health and disease. Biased ligands have also been increasingly pursued by the biomedical community as promising therapeutics with improved efficacy and reduced side effects compared with unbiased ligands. We previously discovered first-in-class β-arrestin-biased agonists of dopamine D2 receptor (D2R) by extensively exploring multiple regions of aripiprazole, a balanced D2R agonist...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798138/a-gabaergic-projection-from-the-centromedial-nuclei-of-the-amygdala-to-ventromedial-prefrontal-cortex-modulates-reward-behavior
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Dong-Oh Seo, Samuel C Funderburk, Dionnet L Bhatti, Laura E Motard, Dillan Newbold, Kasey S Girven, Jordan G McCall, Michael Krashes, Dennis R Sparta, Michael R Bruchas
: The neural circuitry underlying mammalian reward behaviors involves several distinct nuclei throughout the brain. It is widely accepted that the midbrain dopamine (DA) neurons are critical for the reward-related behaviors. Recent studies have shown that the centromedial nucleus of the amygdala (CeMA) has a distinct role in regulating reward-related behaviors. However, the CeMA and ventromedial PFC (vmPFC) interaction in reward regulation remains poorly understood. Here, we identify and dissect a GABAergic projection that originates in the CeMA and terminates in the vmPFC (VGat-Cre(CeMA-vmPFC)) using viral-vector-mediated, cell-type-specific optogenetic techniques in mice...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779245/association-between-drd2-and-drd3-gene-polymorphisms-and-gastrointestinal-symptoms-induced-by-levodopa-therapy-in-parkinson-s-disease
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M Rieck, A F Schumacher-Schuh, V Altmann, S M Callegari-Jacques, C R M Rieder, M H Hutz
Levodopa is the most used drug to treat motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease (PD). However, dopaminergic side effects such as nausea and vomiting may occur. Several evidences indicate a major role for dopamine receptors D2 (DRD2) and D3 (DRD3) in emetic activity. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship of DRD2 rs1799732 and DRD3 rs6280 gene polymorphisms with gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms induced by levodopa in PD patients. Two hundred and seventeen PD patients on levodopa therapy were investigated...
October 25, 2016: Pharmacogenomics Journal
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