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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215299/zinc-interactions-with-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-related-peptide-fragments
#1
A Travaglia, D La Mendola
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a neurotrophin essential for neuronal development and survival, synaptic plasticity, and cognitive function. Dysregulation of BDNF signaling is involved in several neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease. Alteration of metal ion homeostasis is observed both in normal aging and in many neurodegenerative diseases. Interestingly, there is a significant overlap between brain areas characterized by metal ion dyshomeostasis and those where BDNF exerts its biological activity...
2017: Vitamins and Hormones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192925/two-photon-ratiometric-fluorescence-probe-with-enhanced-absorption-cross-section-for-imaging-and-biosensing-of-zinc-ions-in-hippocampal-tissue-and-zebrafish
#2
Wanying Li, Bingqing Fang, Ming Jin, Yang Tian
Zinc ion (Zn(2+)) not only plays an important function in the structural, catalytic, transcription, and regulatory of proteins, but is also an essential ionic signal to regulate brain neurotransmitters pass process. In this work, we designed and synthesized an intramolecular charge transfer-based ratiometric two-photon fluorescence probe, P-Zn, for imaging and biosensing of Zn(2+) in live cell, hippocampal tissue, and zebrafish. The developed probe demonstrated high two-photon absorption cross section (δ) of 516 ± 77 GM, which increased to 958 ± 144 GM after the probe was coordinated with Zn(2+)...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190893/metalloneurochemistry-and-the-pierian-spring-shallow-draughts-intoxicate-the-brain
#3
Jacob M Goldberg, Andrei Loas, Stephen J Lippard
Metal ions perform critical and diverse functions in nervous system physiology and pathology. The field of metalloneurochemistry aims to understand the mechanistic bases for these varied roles at the molecular level. Here, we review several areas of research that illustrate progress toward achieving this ambitious goal and identify key challenges for the future. We examine the use of lithium as a mood stabilizer, the roles of mobile zinc and copper in the synapse, the interplay of nitric oxide and metals in retrograde signaling, and the regulation of iron homeostasis in the brain...
October 2016: Israel Journal of Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170006/age-modulates-the-injury-induced-metallomic-profile-in-the-brain
#4
Stuart D Portbury, Dominic J Hare, Charlotte J Sgambelloni, David P Bishop, David I Finkelstein, Philip A Doble, Paul A Adlard
The biological transition metals iron (Fe), copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) are thought to contribute to the neuronal pathologies that occur following traumatic brain injury (TBI), and indeed our previously published work in young (3 month-old) mice clearly demonstrates a significant spatiotemporal modulation of metals following TBI. Of note, however, is the literature observation that there is both an apparent detrimental effect of aging on TBI outcomes and an alteration in metals and their various transporters with normal advancing age...
February 7, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166935/toxicoses-of-the-ruminant-nervous-system
#5
REVIEW
Gene A Niles
This article discusses the etiology, mechanism of action, clinical signs, and diagnostic tests used to identify toxic agents that affect the nervous system of ruminants. The article is not intended to be an exhaustive review of each agent, but a reference for establishing a differential diagnosis when toxic agents are suspected as the cause of central nervous system disease in ruminants. The initial focus of the article is on agents that cause brain lesions consistent with polioencephalomalacia. Other neurotoxic disease agents include bovine bonkers, urea, organophosphate, organochlorine, cyanobacteria, zinc, aluminum, phosphide, metaldehyde, strychnine, botulism, tetanus, clostridium perfringens, and poisonous plants...
March 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Food Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145600/neurological-manifestations-of-2q31-microdeletion-syndrome
#6
Nobuhiko Okamoto, Sadami Kimura, Keiko Shimojima, Toshiyuki Yamamoto
Microdeletion of 2q31 involving the HOXD gene cluster is a rare syndrome. The deletion of the HOXD gene cluster is thought to result in skeletal anomalies in these patients. HOX genes encode highly conserved transcription factors that control cell fate and the regional identities along the primary body and limb axes. We experienced a new patient with 2q31 microdeletion encompassing the HOXD gene cluster and some neighboring genes including the ZNF385B. The patient showed digital anomalies, growth failure, epileptic seizures, and intellectual disability...
February 1, 2017: Congenital Anomalies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137574/quantitation-of-human-metallothionein-isoforms-in-cells-tissues-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-by-mass-spectrometry
#7
J B Shabb, W W Muhonen, A A Mehus
Metallothioneins (MTs) are a family of small, highly conserved, cysteine-rich metal-binding proteins that are important for zinc and copper homeostasis, protection against oxidative stress, and buffering against toxic heavy metals. Individual human MT isoforms are candidate biomarkers for heavy metal toxicity, and selected cancers and neurodegenerative diseases. The similar antigenicity of human MT-1 and MT-2 isoforms precludes development of antibody-based assays for their individual quantitation. Metal-based MT quantitation methods do not directly measure MT isoforms...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135061/neurocytometry-flow-cytometric-sorting-of-specific-neuronal-populations-from-human-and-rodent-brain
#8
David Martin, Jiaxi Xu, Connie Porretta, Charles D Nichols
Flow cytometry has the potential to facilitate understanding of the heterogeneous responses of diverse brain cell populations to a variety of stimuli. However, existing methods of applying flow cytometry to brain tissues are each limited in certain ways. They either require genetically labeled cells to achieve separation of specific populations, are not applicable to previously fixed tissue, or are not compatible with downstream mRNA analysis. Here, we describe a group of related methods that overcome many previous limitations and allow robust sorting and downstream molecular analysis of highly enriched populations of specific neuronal and non-neuronal cells from any mammalian brain...
February 1, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126851/functional-evaluation-of-a-de-novo-grin2a-mutation-identified-in-a-patient-with-profound-global-developmental-delay-and-refractory-epilepsy
#9
Wenjuan Chen, Anel Tankovic, Pieter B Burger, Hirofumi Kusumoto, Stephen F Traynelis, Hongjie Yuan
The N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR), a ligand-gated ionotropic glutamate receptor, plays important roles in normal brain development and a wide range of neurological disorders, including epilepsy. Here, we evaluate for the first time the functional properties of a de novo GRIN2A missense mutation (p.M817V) in the pre-M4 linker in a child with profound global developmental delay and refractory epilepsy. Electrophysiological recordings revealed that the mutant GluN2A(M817V)-containing receptors showed enhanced agonist potency, reduced sensitivity to endogenous negative inhibitors (Mg2+, proton, and zinc), prolonged synaptic-like response time course, increased single channel mean open time, and increased channel open probability...
January 26, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122263/toxic-effects-of-zinc-ions-on-kinesin-potential-molecular-cause-of-impaired-intracellular-transport
#10
Konrad J Böhm
In healthy organisms the metabolism of the trace element zinc is well balanced. If this balance becomes destroyed the free zinc level might increase and cause toxic effects. The present study demonstrates that under definite conditions zinc ions are able to inhibit the ATPase activity of neuron-specific KIF5A (kinesin-1). Correspondingly, the motility activity of KIF5A also decreased. The inhibition rates have been found to depend on the magnesium ion concentration. Lowering the magnesium concentration weakens the inhibition...
February 15, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120939/genetic-association-of-rs1344706-in-znf804a-with-bipolar-disorder-and-schizophrenia-susceptibility-in-chinese-populations
#11
Shuquan Rao, Yao Yao, Joanne Ryan, Chunhui Jin, Yong Xu, Xinhe Huang, Jianxiu Guo, Yueqiang Wen, Canquan Mao, David Meyre, Fuquan Zhang
Rs1344706 in the the zinc finger protein 804A (ZNF804A) gene has been identified to be associated with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (BD) in Europeans. However, whether rs1344706 is associated with schizophrenia in Chinese populations remains inconclusive; furthermore, the association between rs1344706 and BD in Chinese populations has been rarely explored. To explore the association between rs1344706 and schizophrenia/BD in Chinese populations, we genotyped rs1344706 among 1128 Chinese subjects (537 patients with BD and 591 controls) and found that rs1344706 showed marginal allelic association with BD (P = 0...
January 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115743/adnp-nap-dramatically-increase-microtubule-end-binding-protein-tau-interaction-a-novel-avenue-for-protection-against-tauopathy
#12
Y Ivashko-Pachima, C Laura Sayas, A Malishkevich, I Gozes
Activity-dependent neuroprotective protein (ADNP), vital for brain formation and cognitive function, is mutated in autism and linked to neurodegenerative/psychiatric diseases. An eight-amino-acid peptide snippet of ADNP, NAP (NAPVSIPQ), identified as a smallest active fragment, includes the SxIP microtubule (MT) end-binding protein (EB) association motif, and enhances ADNP-EB3 interaction. Depletion of EB1 or EB3 abolishes NAP protection against zinc intoxication. Furthermore, NAP enhances Tau-MT interaction, and Tau regulates the localization and function of EB1 and EB3 in developing neuronal cells...
January 24, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108338/dietary-zinc-promotes-immuno-biochemical-plasticity-and-protects-fish-against-multiple-stresses
#13
Neeraj Kumar, K K Krishnani, Paritosh Kumar, Ashish Kumar Jha, Sanjay Kumar Gupta, N P Singh
The abiotic and biotic stress is an episode that effect on regulatory, neuro-endocrine and immune systems of animals including fish. The stress creates stimulatory and suppressive of immune system resulting in increases the incidence of infection. In view of these points, we have conducted an experiment to mitigate the stress through a nutritional approach through Zinc (Zn) supplementation in Pangasius hypophthalmus (initial weight-3.65 ± 0.75 g). Three isocaloric and isonitrogenous diets with graded levels of zinc 0, 10 and 20 mg/kg were prepared and fed to seven different groups with each in triplicate...
January 17, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106547/phenotype-dependent-interactions-between-n-acetyl-l-aspartate-and-acetyl-coa-in-septal-sn56-cholinergic-cells-exposed-to-an-excess-of-zinc
#14
Marlena Zyśk, Hanna Bielarczyk, Sylwia Gul-Hinc, Aleksandra Dyś, Beata Gapys, Anna Ronowska, Monika Sakowicz-Burkiewicz, Andrzej Szutowicz
Pyruvate dehydrogenase reaction utilizing glucose-derived pyruvate is an almost exclusive source of acetyl-CoA in different cell mitochondrial compartments of the brain. In neuronal mitochondria, the largest fraction of acetyl-CoA is utilized for energy production and the much smaller one for N-acetyl-L-aspartate (NAA) synthesis. Cholinergic neurons, unlike others, require additional amounts of acetyl-CoA for acetylcholine synthesis. Therefore, several neurotoxic signals, which inhibit pyruvate dehydrogenase, generate deeper shortages of acetyl-CoA and greater mortality of cholinergic neurons than noncholinergic ones...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096675/the-role-of-heme-oxygenase-1-ho-1-in-the-regulation-of-inflammatory-reaction-neuronal-cell-proliferation-and-apoptosis-in-rats-after-intracerebral-hemorrhage-ich
#15
Xuezheng Fan, Linshen Mu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) in the regulation of inflammatory reaction, neuronal cell proliferation and apoptosis in rats after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). METHODS: Thirty-six adult Sprague Dawley (SD) male rats were randomly divided into sham operation, ICH and zinc protoporphyrin (ZPP) group. Rats (except for the sham operation group) were given 50 μL stereotactic injection of autologous blood from the femoral artery into the caudate nucleus, to establish an ICH model...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096459/zinc-and-copper-differentially-modulate-amyloid-precursor-protein-processing-by-%C3%AE-secretase-and-amyloid-%C3%AE-peptide-production
#16
Hermeto Gerber, Fang Wu, Mitko Dimitrov, Guillermo M Garcia Osuna, Patrick C Fraering
Recent evidence suggests involvement of biometal homeostasis in the pathological mechanisms in Alzheimer's disease (AD). For example, increased intracellular copper or zinc has been linked to a reduction in secreted levels of the AD-causing amyloid-β peptide (Aβ). However, little is known about whether these biometals modulate the generation of Aβ. In the present study, we demonstrate in both cell-free and cell-based assays that zinc and copper regulate Aβ production by distinct molecular mechanisms affecting the processing by γ-secretase of its Aβ precursor protein substrate APP-C99...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091924/effects-of-acyzol-on-zinc-content-in-rat-brain-and-blood-plasma
#17
A F Yakimoskii, I I Shantyr, M A Vlasenko, M V Yakovleva
Zinc level in the blood plasma and brain of rats was studied by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Maximum amount of zinc was observed in the cerebellum (15.0±5.5 μg/mg wet tissue). Single intraperitoneal administration of a zinc donor acyzol (24 mg/kg) did not change the content of this element in the tissues. Repeated injections of acyzol (7 injections over 14 days) significantly increased zinc level in rat plasma and brain. This elevation was most pronounced in the forebrain (cortex and subcortical structures)...
January 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078567/the-c-abl-inhibitor-in-parkinson-disease
#18
REVIEW
Zhi-Hua Zhou, Yun-Fan Wu, Xue-Min Wang, Yong-Zhu Han
Parkinson's disease (PD) is an insidious onset neurodegenerative disease affecting approximately 1% of the population over the age of 65. So far available therapies for PD have only aimed at improving or alleviating symptoms, but not at slowing, preventing, and reversing the course of PD. Recently, some studies have indicated that the levels and activation of Abelson non-receptor tyrosine kinase (c-Abl, Abl1) were up-regulated in the brain tissue of patients with PD and demonstrated that c-Abl inhibitors could improve motor behavior, prevent the loss of dopamine neurons, inhibit phosphorylation of Cdk5, regulate α-synuclein phosphorylation and clearance, inhibit the tyrosine phosphorylation of parkin and decrease parkin substrate, for example, PARIS (zinc finger protein 746), AIMP2 (aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase-interacting multifunctional protein type2), FBP1 (fuse-binding protein 1), and synphilin-1...
January 11, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074227/heavy-metals-in-liver-and-brain-of-waterfowl-from-the-evros-delta-greece
#19
Maria Aloupi, Asimina Karagianni, Savas Kazantzidis, Triantaphyllos Akriotis
The concentrations of six heavy metals (cadmium [Cd], chromium [Cr], copper [Cu], manganese [Mn], lead [Pb], and zinc [Zn]) were determined in liver and brain of nine species of waterfowl from the Evros Delta, one of the most important wetlands in Greece, to assess metal contamination and potential risk to waterfowl. Significant differences among species were found for hepatic Cr, Cu, Pb, and Zn; the highest levels of all metals were found in liver of mute swans. Cd increased significantly with age in both organs of wigeon; some differences were also observed between males and females of the same species...
February 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071341/identification-of-novel-hits-as-highly-prospective-dual-agonists-for-mu-and-kappa-opioid-receptors-an-integrated-in-silico-approach
#20
Indrani Bera, Mrinal Vishwas Marathe, Pavan V Payghan, Nanda Ghoshal
Opioid agonists are used clinically for the treatment of acute and chronic pain, however, their clinical use is limited due to the presence of undesired side effects. Dual agonists, simultaneously targeting mu and kappa opioid receptors, show fewer side effects than that of selective agonists. In the present work, 2D- and 3D- Quantitative Structure Activity Relationship studies were performed on a series of aminomorphinan derivatives as dual agonists, using a wide range of descriptors. The aim of the study was to identify the structural requirements for the activity of these compounds towards mu and kappa opioid receptors and using the models, with best external predictability, for predicting the activities of new hits obtained from shape based virtual screening of drug like compounds from ZINC database...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
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