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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601832/antidepressant-effects-of-acupoint-stimulation-and-fluoxetine-by-increasing-dendritic-arborization-and-spine-density-in-ca1-hippocampal-neurons-of-socially-isolated-rats
#1
Amalia Dávila-Hernández, Sergio R Zamudio, Lucía Martínez-Mota, Roberto González-González, Eduardo Ramírez-San Juan
Given the importance of depression and the adverse effects of conventional treatment, it is necessary to seek complementary therapies. In a rat model of depression, this study aimed to assess the behavioral and morphological effects of embedding absorbable thread in acupoints (acu-catgut), and compare the results to those of fluoxetine treatment and the corresponding control groups. Therefore, depressive-like behavior was evaluated with the forced swimming test, and dendritic morphology (in the CA1 hippocampal region) with the Golgi-Cox technique and Sholl analysis...
March 27, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582396/the-effects-of-non-selective-dopamine-receptor-activation-by-apomorphine-in-the-mouse-hippocampus
#2
Luis Enrique Arroyo-García, Rubén Antonio Vázquez-Roque, Alfonso Díaz, Samuel Treviño, Fidel De La Cruz, Gonzalo Flores, Antonio Rodríguez-Moreno
Apomorphine is a dopamine receptor agonist that activates D1 -D5 dopamine receptors and that is used to treat Parkinson's disease (PD). However, the effect of apomorphine on non-motor activity has been poorly studied, and likewise, the effects of dopaminergic activation in brain areas that do not fulfill motor functions are unclear. The aim of this study was to determine how dopamine receptor activation affects behavior, as well as plasticity, morphology, and oxidative stress in the hippocampus. Adult mice were chronically administered apomorphine (1 mg/kg for 15 days), and the effects on memory and learning, synaptic plasticity, dendritic length, inflammatory responses, and oxidative stress were evaluated...
March 26, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580891/repeated-social-stress-leads-to-contrasting-patterns-of-structural-plasticity-in-the-amygdala-and-hippocampus
#3
D Patel, S Anilkumar, S Chattarji, B Buwalda
Previous studies have demonstrated that repeated immobilization and restraint stress cause contrasting patterns of dendritic reorganization as well as alterations in spine density in amygdalar and hippocampal neurons. Whether social and ethologically relevant stressors can induce similar patterns of morphological plasticity remains largely unexplored. Hence, we assessed the effects of repeated social defeat stress on neuronal morphology in basolateral amygdala (BLA), hippocampal CA1 and infralimbic medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC)...
March 23, 2018: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576115/inhibition-of-rhoa-reduces-propofol-mediated-growth-cone-collapse-axonal-transport-impairment-loss-of-synaptic-connectivity-and-behavioural-deficits
#4
M L Pearn, J M Schilling, M Jian, J Egawa, C Wu, C D Mandyam, M J Fannon-Pavlich, U Nguyen, J Bertoglio, M Kodama, S K Mahata, C DerMardirossian, B P Lemkuil, R Han, W C Mobley, H H Patel, P M Patel, B P Head
BACKGROUND: Exposure of the developing brain to propofol results in cognitive deficits. Recent data suggest that inhibition of neuronal apoptosis does not prevent cognitive defects, suggesting mechanisms other than neuronal apoptosis play a role in anaesthetic neurotoxicity. Proper neuronal growth during development is dependent upon growth cone morphology and axonal transport. Propofol modulates actin dynamics in developing neurones, causes RhoA-dependent depolymerisation of actin, and reduces dendritic spines and synapses...
April 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413766/radiofrequency-electromagnetic-radiation-exposure-effects-on-amygdala-morphology-place-preference-behavior-and-brain-caspase-3-activity-in-rats
#5
Sareesh Naduvil Narayanan, Nirupam Mohapatra, Pamala John, Nalini K, Raju Suresh Kumar, Satheesha B Nayak, P Gopalakrishna Bhat
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the changes in amygdala morphology and emotional behaviors, upon exposure to chronic RF-EMR in adolescent rats. Four weeks old male albino Wistar rats were exposed to 900 MHz (power density:146.60 μW/cm2) from a mobile phone in silent-mode for 28 days. Amygdala morphology was studied using cresyl violet, TUNEL and Golgi-Cox staining. Place preference behavior was studied using light/dark chamber test and following this brain caspase-3 activity was determined. Number of healthy neurons was decreased in the basolateral amygdala and cortical amygdala but not in the central amygdala after RF-EMR exposure...
March 2018: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408999/hippocampal-mutant-app-and-amyloid-beta-induced-cognitive-decline-dendritic-spine-loss-defective-autophagy-mitophagy-and-mitochondrial-abnormalities-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#6
Maria Manczak, Ramesh Kandimalla, Xiangling Yin, P Hemachandra Reddy
The purpose of our study was to determine the toxic effects of hippocampal mutant APP and amyloid beta (Aβ) in 12-month-old APP transgenic mice. Using rotarod and Morris water maze tests, immunoblotting and immunofluorescence, Golgi-cox staining and transmission electron microscopy, we assessed cognitive behavior, protein levels of synaptic, autophagy, mitophagy, mitochondrial dynamics, biogenesis, dendritic protein MAP2 and quantified dendritic spines and mitochondrial number and length in 12-month-old APP mice that express Swedish mutation...
April 15, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405381/intracerebroventricular-administration-of-growth-hormone-induces-morphological-changes-in-pyramidal-neurons-of-the-hippocampus-and-prefrontal-cortex-in-adult-rats
#7
Juan David Olivares-Hernández, Fabio García-García, Israel Camacho-Abrego, Gonzalo Flores, Enrique Juárez-Aguilar
A growing body of evidence suggests that growth hormone (GH) affects synaptic plasticity at both the molecular and electrophysiological levels. However, unclear is whether plasticity that is stimulated by GH is associated with changes in neuron structure. This study investigated the effect of intracerebroventricular (ICV) administration of GH on the morphology of pyramidal neurons of the CA1 region of the dorsal hippocampus and layer III of the prefrontal cortex. Male Wistar rats received daily ICV injections of GH (120 ng) for 7 days, and they were euthanized 21 days later...
February 5, 2018: Synapse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391132/neonatal-ethanol-and-choline-treatments-alter-the-morphology-of-developing-rat-hippocampal-pyramidal-neurons-in-opposite-directions
#8
C M Goeke, M L Roberts, J G Hashimoto, D A Finn, M Guizzetti
Some of the neurobehavioral deficits identified in children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) have been recapitulated in a binge model of gestational third trimester-equivalent ethanol (EtOH) exposure, in which Sprague-Dawley rats are intragastrically intubated between post-natal day (PD) 4 and PD9 with high doses of EtOH. In this model, the ameliorating effects of choline (Chol) administration on hippocampus-dependent behaviors altered by EtOH have also been extensively documented. In the present study, we investigated the effects of EtOH (5 g/kg/day) and/or Chol (100 mg/kg/day) on morphometric parameters of CA1 pyramidal neurons by Golgi-Cox staining followed by Neurolucida tracing and analysis...
March 15, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337045/increased-dendritic-length-in-ca1-and-ca3-hippocampal-neurons-during-the-metestrus-phase-in-wistar-rats
#9
Anayeli López Mendoza, Dolores Adriana Bravo Durán, Adriana Berenice Silva Gómez
Studies have shown that changes in ovarian hormone concentrations promote natural fluctuations in the density of dendritic spines of hippocampal neurons in female Sprague-Dawley rats, without changes in dendritic length, throughout the estrous cycle. However, it is still unknown whether these fluctuations are present in other rat strains. Due to our interest in Wistar rats, the objective of the present study was to determine if there is natural dendritic remodeling in the female Wistar rat throughout the estrous cycle...
March 1, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323756/juvenile-taiep-rats-have-shorter-dendritic-trees-in-the-dorsal-field-of-the-hippocampus-without-spatial-learning-disabilities
#10
Adriana B Silva-Gómez, Dolores A Bravo-Duran, Jose R Eguibar, Carmen Cortes
Myelin mutant taiep rats show a progressive demyelination in the central nervous system due to an abnormal accumulation of microtubules in the cytoplasm and the processes on their oligodendrocytes. Demyelination is associated with electrophysiological alterations and the mutant had a progressive astrocytosis. The illness is associated with change in cytokine levels and in the expression of different nitric oxide synthase and concomitantly lipoperoxidation in several areas of the brain. However, until now there has been no detailed anatomical analysis of neurons in this mutant...
January 11, 2018: Synapse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277371/repeated-fluvoxamine-treatment-recovers-early-postnatal-stress-induced-hypersociability-like-behavior-in-adult-rats
#11
Haruko Kumamoto, Taku Yamaguchi, Kohtarou Konno, Takeshi Izumi, Takayuki Yoshida, Yu Ohmura, Masahiko Watanabe, Mitsuhiro Yoshioka
Childhood maltreatment is associated with impaired adult brain function, particularly in the hippocampus, and is not only a major risk factor for some psychiatric diseases but also affects early social development and social adaptation in later life. The aims of this study were to determine whether early postnatal stress affects social behavior and whether repeated fluvoxamine treatment reverses these changes. Rat pups were exposed to footshock stress during postnatal days 21-25 (at 3 weeks old: 3wFS). During the post-adolescent period (10-14 weeks postnatal), the social interaction test and Golgi-cox staining of dorsal hippocampal pyramidal neurons were performed...
January 2018: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178372/thc-alters-alters-morphology-of-neurons-in-medial-prefrontal-cortex-orbital-prefrontal-cortex-and-nucleus-accumbens-and-alters-the-ability-of-later-experience-to-promote-structural-plasticity
#12
Bryan Kolb, Yilin Li, Terry Robinson, Linda A Parker
Psychoactive drugs have the ability to alter the morphology of neuronal dendrites and spines and to influence later experience-dependent structural plasticity. If rats are given repeated injections of psychomotor stimulants (amphetamine, cocaine, nicotine) prior to being placed in complex environments, the drug experience interferes with the ability of the environment to increase dendritic arborization and spine density. Repeated exposure to Delta 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) changes the morphology of dendrites in medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) and nucleus accumbens (NAcc)...
March 2018: Synapse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163013/motor-areas-show-altered-dendritic-structure-in-an-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-mouse-model
#13
Matthew J Fogarty, Erica W H Mu, Nickolas A Lavidis, Peter G Noakes, Mark C Bellingham
Objective: Motor neurons (MNs) die in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a clinically heterogeneous neurodegenerative disease of unknown etiology. In human or rodent studies, MN loss is preceded by increased excitability. As increased neuronal excitability correlates with structural changes in dendritic arbors and spines, we have examined longitudinal changes in dendritic structure in vulnerable neuron populations in a mouse model of familial ALS. Methods: We used a modified Golgi-Cox staining method to determine the progressive changes in dendritic structure of hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neurons, striatal medium spiny neurons, and resistant (trochlear, IV) or susceptible (hypoglossal, XII; lumbar) MNs from brainstem and spinal cord of mice over-expressing the human SOD1G93A (SOD1) mutation, in comparison to wild-type (WT) mice, at four postnatal (P) ages of 8-15, 28-35, 65-75, and 120 days...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155038/a-novel-modernized-golgi-cox-stain-optimized-for-clarity-cleared-tissue
#14
Mustafa S Kassem, Sandra Y Y Fok, Kristie L Smith, Michael Kuligowski, Bernard W Balleine
BACKGROUND: High resolution neuronal information is extraordinarily useful in understanding the brain's functionality. The development of the Golgi-Cox stain allowed observation of the neuron in its entirety with unrivalled detail. Tissue clearing techniques, e.g., CLARITY and CUBIC, provide the potential to observe entire neuronal circuits intact within tissue and without previous restrictions with regard to section thickness. NEW METHOD: Here we describe an improved Golgi-Cox stain method, optimised for use with CLARITY and CUBIC that can be used in both fresh and fixed tissue...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129405/neurogenesis-and-morphological-neural-alterations-closely-related-to-amyloid-%C3%AE-peptide-25-35-induced-memory-impairment-in-male-rats
#15
Eleazar Ramírez, Liliana Mendieta, Gonzalo Flores, I Daniel Limón
Memory impairment by the Amyloid-β 25-35 (Aβ25-35 ) peptide in animal models has provided an understanding of the causes behind the similar deterioration that occurs in Alzheimer's disease. However, it is uncertain if a decrease of dendritic spines and neurogenesis conduces to cognitive impairment by an impairment in the retrieval of stored memory. The aim of this study was to evaluate the consequences of impairment on spatial memory caused by the administration of the Aβ25-35 peptide in the hippocampus, which is associated whit morphological changes and neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus (DG)...
February 2018: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040533/hippocampal-phosphorylated-tau-induced-cognitive-decline-dendritic-spine-loss-and-mitochondrial-abnormalities-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#16
Ramesh Kandimalla, Maria Manczak, Xiangling Yin, Rui Wang, P Hemachandra Reddy
The purpose of our study was to understand the toxic effects of hippocampal phosphorylated tau in tau mice. Using rotarod and Morris water maze (MWM) tests, immunoblotting and immunofluorescence, Golgi-Cox staining and transmission electron microscopy, we assessed cognitive behavior, measured protein levels of mitochondrial dynamics, MAP2, total and phosphorylated tau, and quantified dendritic spines and mitochondrial number and length in 12-month-old tau mice with P301L mutation. Mitochondrial function was assessed by measuring the levels of H2O2, lipid peroxidation, cytochrome oxidase activity and mitochondrial ATP...
January 1, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039252/western-style-diet-induces-object-recognition-deficits-and-alters-complexity-of-dendritic-arborization-in-the-hippocampus-and-entorhinal-cortex-of-male-rats
#17
Kathryn S Sarfert, Melina L Knabe, Nicole S Gunawansa, Sarah N Blythe
OBJECTIVE: Research demonstrates a link between diet-induced obesity and cognitive impairments; however, no studies have utilized the Sholl analysis to assess changes in dendritic arborization as a possible cause of obesity-induced memory deficits. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a Western-style diet (WSD) on memory and dendritic complexity of male Sprague-Dawley rats. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 18) were fed either a control or WSD...
October 17, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017910/developmental-ethanol-exposure-alters-the-morphology-of-mouse-prefrontal-neurons-in-a-layer-specific-manner
#18
Emma L Louth, Hanna D Luctkar, Kayla A Heney, Craig D C Bailey
Chronic developmental exposure to ethanol can lead to a wide variety of teratogenic effects, which in humans are known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). Individuals affected by FASD may exhibit persistent impairments to cognitive functions such as learning, memory, and attention, which are highly dependent on medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) circuitry. The objective of this study was to determine long-term effects of chronic developmental ethanol exposure on mPFC neuron morphology, in order to better-understand potential neuronal mechanisms underlying cognitive impairments associated with FASD...
January 1, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988852/assessment-of-a-nutritional-supplement-containing-resveratrol-prebiotic-fiber-and-omega-3-fatty-acids-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-in-rats
#19
Sabrina Salberg, Glenn Yamakawa, Jennaya Christensen, Bryan Kolb, Richelle Mychasiuk
Children and adolescents have the highest rates of traumatic brain injury (TBI), with mild TBI (mTBI) accounting for most of these injuries. Adolescents are particularly vulnerable and often suffer from post-injury symptomologies that may persist for months. We hypothesized that the combination of resveratrol (RES), prebiotic fiber (PBF), and omega-3 fatty acids (docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)) would be an effective therapeutic supplement for the mitigation of mTBI outcomes in the developing brain. Adolescent male and female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to the supplement (3S) or control condition, which was followed by a mTBI or sham insult...
December 4, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982677/inhibiting-histone-deacetylase-2-hdac2-promotes-functional-recovery-from-stroke
#20
Ying Tang, Yu-Hui Lin, Huan-Yu Ni, Jian Dong, Hong-Jin Yuan, Yu Zhang, Hai-Ying Liang, Meng-Cheng Yao, Qi-Gang Zhou, Hai-Yin Wu, Lei Chang, Chun-Xia Luo, Dong-Ya Zhu
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability worldwide. However, current therapies that promote functional recovery from stroke are limited to physical rehabilitation. No pharmacological therapy is available. Thus, understanding the role of histone deacetylase 2 (HDAC2) in the pathophysiological process of stroke-induced functional loss may provide a novel strategy for stroke recovery. METHODS AND RESULTS: Focal stroke was induced by photothrombosis...
October 5, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
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