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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445874/erythropoietin-treatment-exacerbates-moderate-injury-after-hypoxia-ischemia-in-neonatal-superoxide-dismutase-transgenic-mice
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R Ann Sheldon, Christine Windsor, Byong Sop Lee, Olatz Arteaga Cabeza, Donna M Ferriero
The neonatal brain is highly susceptible to oxidative stress as developing endogenous antioxidant mechanisms are overwhelmed. In the neonate, superoxide dismutase (SOD) overexpression worsens hypoxic-ischemic injury due to H2O2 accumulation in the brain. Erythropoietin (EPO) is upregulated in 2 phases after HI, early (4 h) and late (7 days), and exogenous EPO has been effective in reducing the injury, possibly through reducing oxidative stress. We hypothesized that exogenous EPO would limit injury from excess H2O2 seen in SOD1-overexpressing mice, and thus enhance recovery after HI...
April 27, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445769/evidence-for-mast-cell-mediated-zinc-homeostasis-increased-labile-zinc-in-the-hippocampus-of-mast-cell-deficient-mice
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Rachel H Kennedy, Amen Wiqas, James P Curley
The dentate gyrus of the hippocampus is a site of adult neurogenesis, and is also known to contain one of the highest concentrations of labile brain zinc (Zn), thought to aid in learning and memory by supporting neurogenesis. At the same time, it is known that unbound Zn, when present at excessive levels, decreases the formation of new neurons. Since mast cells contain Zn transporters capable of moving this essential element across their plasma membrane, as well as Zn-rich granules that are dispelled upon secretion, we reasoned that mast cells contribute to Zn homeostasis in this area of the brain, as they are found in greatest numbers in and around the dentate gyrus...
April 23, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433741/loss-of-the-neurodevelopmental-gene-zswim6-alters-striatal-morphology-and-motor-regulation
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David J Tischfield, Dave K Saraswat, Andrew Furash, Stephen C Fowler, Marc V Fuccillo, Stewart A Anderson
The zinc-finger SWIM domain-containing protein 6 (ZSWIM6) is a protein of unknown function that has been associated with schizophrenia and limited educational attainment by three independent genome-wide association studies. Additionally, a putatively causal point mutation in ZSWIM6 has been identified in several cases of acromelic frontonasal dysostosis with severe intellectual disability. Despite the growing number of studies implicating ZSWIM6 as an important regulator of brain development, its role in this process has never been examined...
April 19, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431519/semi-automatic-synthesis-and-biodistribution-of-n-2-18-f-fluoropropionyl-bis-zinc-ii-dipicolylamine-18-f-fp-dpazn2-for-ad-model-imaging
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Fuhua Wen, Dahong Nie, Kongzhen Hu, Ganghua Tang, Shaobo Yao, Caihua Tang
BACKGROUND: Phosphatidylserine (PS)-targeting positron emission tomography (PET) imaging with labeled small-molecule tracer is a crucial non-invasive molecule imaging method of apoptosis. In this study, semi-automatic radiosynthesis and biodistribution of N-(2-(18)F-fluoropropionyl)-bis(zinc(II)-dipicolylamine) ((18)F-FP-DPAZn2), as a potential small-molecule tracer for PET imaging of cell death in Alzheimer's disease (AD) model, were performed. METHODS: (18)F-FP-DPAZn2 was synthesized on the modified PET-MF-2V-IT-I synthesizer...
April 21, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427058/dietary-selenium-or-zinc-supplementation-restores-brain-lipid-composition-and-membrane-fluidity-in-protein-undernourished-rats
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Olusegun L Adebayo, Bamidele A Salau, Rajat Sandhir, Gbenga A Adenuga
Studies have shown that protein undernutrition (PU) modifies the membrane lipid composition in the intestine and liver, as well as in plasma and other areas. However, there is limited information on the effect of PU on synaptosomal membrane lipid composition and fluidity and the protective role of selenium (Se) and zinc (Zn), which is a major focus of the present study. For 10 weeks, rats were fed diets containing 16% casein, which constituted the adequate protein diet, or 5% casein, representing the PU diet...
April 21, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421879/dna-methylation-mechanism-of-intracellular-zinc-deficiency-induced-injury-in-primary-hippocampal-neurons-in-the-rat-brain
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Cong-Cong He, Zi-Yu Wang, Kun Tian, Wei Liu, Yi-Bo Li, Yan Hong, Li-Xia Yu, Wei Pang, Yu-Gang Jiang, Yan-Qiang Liu
OBJECTIVE: To explore Zn(2+) deficiency-induced neuronal injury in relation to DNA methylation, providing valuable data and basic information for clarifying the mechanism of Zn(2+) deficiency-induced neuronal injury. METHODS: Cultured hippocampal neurons were exposed to the cell membrane-permeant Zn(2+) chelator N,N,N',N'-Tetrakis (2-pyridylmethyl) ethylenediamine (TPEN) (2 μM), and to TPEN (2 μM) plus ZnSO4 (5 μM) for 24 hours. We analyzed intracellular Zn(2+) levels, neuronal viability, and protein/mRNA levels for DNA (cytosine-5) methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1), DNA (cytosine-5-) methyltransferase 3 alpha (DNMT3a), methyl CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2), Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), and growth arrest and DNA-damage-inducible, beta (GADD45b) in the treated neurons...
April 19, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420966/fast-and-slow-inhibition-in-the-visual-thalamus-is-influenced-by-allocating-gabaa-receptors-with-different-%C3%AE-subunits
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Stephen G Brickley, Zhiwen Ye, Xiao Yu, Catriona M Houston, Zahra Aboukhalil, Nicholas P Franks, William Wisden
Cell-type specific differences in the kinetics of inhibitory postsynaptic conductance changes (IPSCs) are believed to impact upon network dynamics throughout the brain. Much attention has focused on how GABAA receptor (GABAAR) α and β subunit diversity will influence IPSC kinetics, but less is known about the influence of the γ subunit. We have examined whether GABAAR γ subunit heterogeneity influences IPSC properties in the thalamus. The γ2 subunit gene was deleted from GABAARs selectively in the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus (dLGN)...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420950/metallothionein-copper-and-alpha-synuclein-in-alpha-synucleinopathies
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Yuho Okita, Alexandre N Rcom-H'cheo-Gauthier, Michael Goulding, Roger S Chung, Peter Faller, Dean L Pountney
Metallothioneins (MTs) are proteins that function by metal exchange to regulate the bioavailability of metals, such as zinc and copper. Copper functions in the brain to regulate mitochondria, neurotransmitter production, and cell signaling. Inappropriate copper binding can result in loss of protein function and Cu(I)/(II) redox cycling can generate reactive oxygen species. Copper accumulates in the brain with aging and has been shown to bind alpha-synuclein and initiate its aggregation, the primary aetiological factor in Parkinson's disease (PD), and other alpha-synucleinopathies...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405187/identification-of-cerebral-metal-ion-imbalance-in-the-brain-of-aging-octodon-degus
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Nady Braidy, Anne Poljak, Chris Marjo, Helen Rutlidge, Anne Rich, Bat-Erdene Jugder, Tharusha Jayasena, Nibaldo C Inestrosa, Perminder S Sachdev
The accumulation of redox-active transition metals in the brain and metal dyshomeostasis are thought to be associated with the etiology and pathogenesis of several neurodegenerative diseases, and Alzheimer's disease (AD) in particular. As well, distinct biometal imaging and role of metal uptake transporters are central to understanding AD pathogenesis and aging but remain elusive, due inappropriate detection methods. We therefore hypothesized that Octodon degus develop neuropathological abnormalities in the distribution of redox active biometals, and this effect may be due to alterations in the expression of lysosomal protein, major Fe/Cu transporters, and selected Zn transporters (ZnTs and ZIPs)...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389902/effects-of-zinc-and-n-acetylcysteine-in-damage-caused-by-lead-exposure-in-young-rats
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Taíse F Pedroso, Cláudia S Oliveira, Mariana M Fonseca, Vitor A Oliveira, Maria Ester Pereira
This study investigated the toxicity of rats exposed to lead acetate (AcPb) during the second phase of brain development (8-12 days postnatal) in hematological and cerebral parameters. Moreover, the preventive effect of zinc chloride (ZnCl2) and N-acetylcysteine (NAC) was investigated. Pups were injected subcutaneously with saline (0.9% NaCl solution), ZnCl2 (27 mg/kg/day), NAC (5 mg/kg/day) or ZnCl2 plus NAC for 5 days (3rd-7th postnatal days), and with saline (0.9% NaCl solution) or AcPb (7 mg/kg/day) in the five subsequent days (8th-12th postnatal days)...
April 7, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380590/global-differential-gene-expression-in-the-pituitary-gland-and-the-ovaries-of-pre-and-postpubertal-brahman-heifers
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L T Nguyen, A Reverter, A Cánovas, B Venus, A Islas-Trejo, L R Porto-Neto, S A Lehnert, J F Medrano, S S Moore, M R S Fortes
To understand genes, pathways, and networks related to puberty, we characterized the transcriptome of two tissues: the pituitary gland and ovaries. Samples were harvested from pre- and postpubertal Brahman heifers (same age group). Brahman heifers () are older at puberty compared with , a productivity issue. With RNA sequencing, we identified differentially expressed (DEx) genes and important transcription factors (TF) and predicted coexpression networks. The number of DEx genes detected in the pituitary gland was 284 ( < 0...
February 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378582/low-affinity-zinc-sensor-showing-fluorescence-responses-with-minimal-artifacts
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Xinhao Yan, Jin Ju Kim, Hye Sun Jeong, Yu Kyung Moon, Yoon Kyung Cho, Soyeon Ahn, Sang Beom Jun, Hakwon Kim, Youngmin You
The study of the zinc biology requires molecular probes with proper zinc affinity. We developed a low-affinity zinc probe (HBO-ACR) based on an azacrown ether (ACR) and an 2-(2-hydroxyphenyl)benzoxazole (HBO) fluorophore. This probe design imposed positive charge in the vicinity of a zinc coordination center, which enabled fluorescence turn-on responses to high levels of zinc without being affected by the pH and the presence of other transition-metal ions. Steady-state and transient photophysical investigations suggested that such a high tolerance benefits from orchestrated actions of proton-induced nonradiative and zinc-induced radiative control...
April 5, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369888/early-growth-response-1-mediated-downregulation-of-drebrin-correlates-with-loss-of-dendritic-spines
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Chulmin Cho, Ryen MacDonald, Jijun Shang, Moon Jeong Cho, Lorraine E Chalifour, Hemant K Paudel
Postsynaptic dendritic spines are structurally composed of actin cytoskeleton, which undergoes dynamic morphological changes to accommodate incoming synaptic activity. Drebrin is an actin binding protein highly expressed in dendritic spines that serves an important role in regulating spine morphology. Functionally, loss of drebrin directly correlates with deficits in learning and memory, as is the case observed in Alzheimer's disease. Despite these findings, the regulatory factor responsible for drebrin loss remains unclear...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366802/in-vivo-epr-pharmacokinetic-evaluation-of-the-redox-status-and-the-blood-brain-barrier-permeability-in-the-sod1-g93a-als-rat-model
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Stefan Stamenković, Aleksandra Pavićević, Miloš Mojović, Ana Popović-Bijelić, Vesna Selaković, Pavle Andjus, Goran Bačić
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder affecting the motor pathways of the central nervous system. Although a number of pathophysiological mechanisms have been described in the disease, post mortem and animal model studies indicate blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption and elevated production of reactive oxygen species as major contributors to disease pathology. In this study, the BBB permeability and the brain tissue redox status of the SOD1(G93A) ALS rat model in the presymptomatic (preALS) and symptomatic (ALS) stages of the disease were investigated by in vivo EPR spectroscopy using three aminoxyl radicals with different cell membrane and BBB permeabilities, Tempol, 3-carbamoyl proxyl (3CP), and 3-carboxy proxyl (3CxP)...
March 31, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351300/roles-of-zinc-fingers-and-homeoboxes-1-during-the-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-of-glioblastoma-cells
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Ryuk-Jun Kwon, Myoung-Eun Han, Youn-Jae Kim, Yun Hak Kim, Ji-Young Kim, Liangwen Liu, Woong Heo, Sae-Ock Oh
Zinc-fingers and homeoboxes 1 (ZHX1) is a nuclear transcription repressor and known to be involved in cell differentiation and tumorigenesis. However, the pathophysiological roles of ZHX1 have not been characterized in glioblastoma. We examined ZHX1 expression in glioblastoma patients' tissues and analyzed overall survival of the patients based on expression level of ZHX1. We also examined the effects of ZHX1 on proliferation and motility of glioblastoma cells. In silico analysis and immunohistochemical studies showed that the messenger RNA and protein expressions of ZHX1 were higher in the tissues of glioblastoma patients than in normal brain tissues, and that its overexpression was associated with reduced survival...
March 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344072/osteopontin-metallothionein-i-ii-interactions-in-experimental-autoimmunune-encephalomyelitis
#16
Hrvoje Jakovac, Tanja Grubić Kezele, Sandra Šućurović, Biserka Mulac-Jeričević, Biserka Radošević-Stašić
Osteopontin (OPN), an extracellular matrix (ECM) glyco-phosphoprotein, plays an important role in autoimmune-mediated demyelinating diseases, including multiple sclerosis and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). As an integrin and CD44 binding protein it participates in bidirectional communication between the ECM and target cells and affects transduction pathways that maintain neuronal and immune cell homeostasis. Its biological activity is also heavily influenced by microenvironment, which stimulates the cleavage of OPN and changes its functions...
March 24, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342333/evidence-for-the-involvement-of-heme-oxygenase-1-in-the-antidepressant-like-effect-of-zinc
#17
Luana M Manosso, Morgana Moretti, Julia M Rosa, Mauricio P Cunha, Ana Lúcia S Rodrigues
BACKGROUND: Considering that heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) and the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)-mediated pathway are involved in the pathophysiology of depression and that zinc has been shown to exert beneficial effects in the management of depression, this study investigated the influence of these targets on the antidepressant-like effect of zinc. METHODS: Mice were treated with sub-effective or effective doses of zinc chloride (ZnCl2, 10mg/kg, po), and 45min later, they received intracerebroventricular (icv) injections of sub-effective doses of either zinc protoporphyrin IX (ZnPP, 10μg/mouse, HO-1 inhibitor), cobalt protoporphyrin IX (CoPP, 0...
January 22, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338001/renin-angiotensin-system-acting-on-reactive-oxygen-species-in-paraventricular-nucleus-induces-sympathetic-activation-via-at1r-pkc%C3%AE-rac1-pathway-in-salt-induced-hypertension
#18
Qing Su, Chan-Juan Huo, Hong-Bao Li, Kai-Li Liu, Xiang Li, Qing Yang, Xin-Ai Song, Wen-Sheng Chen, Wei Cui, Guo-Qing Zhu, Xiao-Lian Shi, Jin-Jun Liu, Yu-Ming Kang
Brain renin-angiotensin system (RAS) could regulate oxidative stress in the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) in the development of hypertension. This study was designed to explore the precise mechanisms of RAS acting on reactive oxygen species (ROS) in salt-induced hypertension. Male Wistar rats were administered with a high-salt diet (HS, 8.0% NaCl) for 8 weeks to induced hypertension. Those rats were received PVN infusion of AT1R antagonist losartan (LOS, 10 μg/h) or microinjection of small interfering RNAs for protein kinase C γ (PKCγ siRNA) once a day for 2 weeks...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334855/slc30a9-mutation-affecting-intracellular-zinc-homeostasis-causes-a-novel-cerebro-renal-syndrome
#19
Yonatan Perez, Zamir Shorer, Keren Liani-Leibson, Pauline Chabosseau, Rotem Kadir, Michael Volodarsky, Daniel Halperin, Shiran Barber-Zucker, Hanna Shalev, Ruth Schreiber, Libe Gradstein, Evgenia Gurevich, Raz Zarivach, Guy A Rutter, Daniel Landau, Ohad S Birk
A novel autosomal recessive cerebro-renal syndrome was identified in consanguineous Bedouin kindred: neurological deterioration was evident as of early age, progressing into severe intellectual disability, profound ataxia, camptocormia and oculomotor apraxia. Brain MRI was normal. Four of the six affected individuals also had early-onset nephropathy with features of tubulo-interstitial nephritis, hypertension and tendency for hyperkalemia, though none had rapid deterioration of renal function. Genome wide linkage analysis identified an ∼18 Mb disease-associated locus on chromosome 4 (maximal logarithm of odds score 4...
April 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332093/pathogenic-implications-of-distinct-patterns-of-iron-and-zinc-in-chronic-ms-lesions
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Bogdan F Popescu, Josa M Frischer, Samuel M Webb, Mylyne Tham, Reginald C Adiele, Christopher A Robinson, Patrick D Fitz-Gibbon, Stephen D Weigand, Imke Metz, Susan Nehzati, Graham N George, Ingrid J Pickering, Wolfgang Brück, Simon Hametner, Hans Lassmann, Joseph E Parisi, Guo Yong, Claudia F Lucchinetti
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS) in which oligodendrocytes, the CNS cells that stain most robustly for iron and myelin are the targets of injury. Metals are essential for normal CNS functioning, and metal imbalances have been linked to demyelination and neurodegeneration. Using a multidisciplinary approach involving synchrotron techniques, iron histochemistry and immunohistochemistry, we compared the distribution and quantification of iron and zinc in MS lesions to the surrounding normal appearing and periplaque white matter, and assessed the involvement of these metals in MS lesion pathogenesis...
March 22, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
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