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5-Lipoxygenase inhibition reduces inflammation and neuronal apoptosis via AKT signaling after subarachnoid hemorrhage in rats.

Aging (Albany NY) 2021 Apr 20;13. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Department of Neurosurgery, Chongqing Emergency Center, Chongqing University Center Hospital, School of medicine, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China.

Early brain injury (EBI) is a major contributor to the high mortality and morbidity after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Inflammatory responses and neuronal apoptosis are important causes of EBI. Because 5- lipoxygenase (5-LOX) is known to be involved various central nervous system diseases, we investigated the effects of 5-LOX inhibition during EBI after SAH. Read More

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Neuroprotective effects of dexpanthenol on streptozotocin-induced neuronal damage in rats.

Drug Chem Toxicol 2021 Apr 20:1-9. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey.

Aim: Although the most common age-related neurodegenerative disease defined by memory loss is Alzheimer's disease (AD), only symptomatic therapies are present. A complex pathway for the AD pathogenesis that includes an increase in inflammation has recently been suggested. Since in previous animal experiments dexpanthenol has anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective activities, effects and role of dexpanthenol in an intracerebroventricular (ICV)-streptozotocin (STZ) induced sporadic-AD(memory impairment) animal model have been examined. Read More

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Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) affects the activity of the gonadotrophic axis in sheep.

Horm Behav 2021 Apr 16;131:104980. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Department of Animal Physiology, The Kielanowski Institute of Animal Physiology and Nutrition, Polish Academy of Sciences, 05-110 Jabłonna, Poland.

This study aimed to examine the hypothesis that BDNF modulates the activity of the gonadotrophic axis in sheep. Central infusions of BDNF were administered to sexually mature Polish Merino sheep. The sheep were randomly divided into three groups: the control group received intracerebroventricular (ICV) infusions of the vehicle, the BDNF 10 group received ICV infusions of BDNF at 10 μg/480 μL/day, and the BDNF 60 group was infused with BDNF at 60 μg/480 μL/day. Read More

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Synergistic Enhancing-Memory Effect of D-serine and RU360, a Mitochondrial Calcium Uniporter Blocker in Rat Model of Alzheimer's disease.

Behav Brain Res 2021 Apr 16:113307. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Cellular &Molecular Research Center, School of Medicine, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran; Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran; Neuroscience Research Center, School of Medicine, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran. Electronic address:

Background: Although Amyloid beta (Aβ) and N - methyl D- aspartate receptors (NMDARs are involved in Ca neurotoxicity, the function of mitochondrial calcium uniporter in cognition deficit remain uncertain. Here, we examined the effect of mitochondrial calcium uniporter (MCU) blocker, together with NMDA receptor agonist D-cycloserine (DCS) on memory impairment in a rat model of AD.

Methods: Forty adult male Wistar rats underwent stereotaxic cannulation for inducing AD by intracerebroventricular (ICV) injection of Aβ (5 μg /8 μl/rat). Read More

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Inhibition of CD38 and supplementation of nicotinamide riboside ameliorate lipopolysaccharide-induced microglial and astrocytic neuroinflammation by increasing NAD.

J Neurochem 2021 Apr 19. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Department of Neuroanatomy, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kanazawa University, 13-1 Takara-Machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, 920-8640, Japan.

Neuroinflammation is initiated by activation of the brain's innate immune system in response to an inflammatory challenge. Insufficient control of neuroinflammation leads to enhanced or prolonged pathology in various neurological conditions including multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease. Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD ) plays critical roles in cellular energy metabolism and calcium homeostasis. Read More

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HMGB1 Promotes the Release of Sonic Hedgehog From Astrocytes.

Front Immunol 2021 1;12:584097. Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Department of Immunology, School of Basic Medicine, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.

High mobility group box 1 protein (HMGB1) is known to be a trigger of inflammation in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model of multiple sclerosis (MS). However, it may play a different role in some way. Here we investigated the effect of HMGB1 on promoting sonic hedgehog (shh) release from astrocytes as well as the possible signal pathway involved in it. Read More

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Intracerebroventricular Administration of AAV9-PHP.B SYN1-EmGFP Induces Widespread Transgene Expression in the Mouse and Monkey CNS.

Hum Gene Ther 2021 Apr 16. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Emory University, 1371, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

Viral vectors made from adeno-associated virus (AAV) have emerged as preferred tools in basic and translational neuroscience research to introduce or modify genetic material in cells of interest. The use of viral vectors is particularly attractive in non-transgenic species, such as non-human primates. Injections of AAV solutions into the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is an effective method to achieve a broad distribution of a transgene in the central nervous system. Read More

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Striatal TRPV1 activation by acetaminophen ameliorates dopamine D2 receptor antagonists-induced orofacial dyskinesia.

JCI Insight 2021 Apr 15. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.

Antipsychotics often cause tardive dyskinesia, an adverse symptom of involuntary hyperkinetic movements. Analysis of the U.S. Read More

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The pivotal role of pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide for lactate production and secretion in astrocytes during fear memory.

Pharmacol Rep 2021 Apr 9. Epub 2021 Apr 9.

Department of Pharmacology, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima University, 8-35-1 Sakuragaoka, Kagoshima, Kagoshima, 890-8544, Japan.

Background: Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) plays an essential role in the modulation of astrocyte functions. Although lactate secretion from astrocytes contributes to many forms of neuronal plasticity in the central nervous system, including fear learning and memory, the role of PACAP in lactate secretion from astrocytes is unclear.

Methods: The amygdala and hippocampus of PACAP (+ / +) and PACAP (-/-) mice were acquired 1 h after memory acquisition and recall in the passive avoidance test. Read More

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Melanocortin receptor-4 mediates the anorectic effect induced by the nucleus tractus solitarius injection of glucagon-like Peptide-2 in fasted rats.

Eur J Pharmacol 2021 Apr 3;901:174072. Epub 2021 Apr 3.

Key Laboratory of Shaanxi Province for Craniofacial Precision Medicine Research, Research Center of Stomatology College, Xi'an Jiaotong University, 98 Xi Wu Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710004, China; Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Xi'an Jiaotong University Health Science Center, 76 West Yan Ta Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710061, China. Electronic address:

Glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2) is secreted from enteroendocrine L-type cells of the gut and also released from preproglucagonergic (PPG) neurons in the nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS) and adjacent medial reticular nucleus of the brain stem. The neurons in the NTS express GLP-2, and the neurons send extensive projections to the hypothalamus. Recent studies show that the intracerebroventricular administration of GLP-2 significantly suppresses food intake in animals and some evidence suggest that the melanocortin receptor-4 (MC4-R) signaling in the hypothalamus is required for intracerebroventricular GLP-2-mediated inhibition of feeding. Read More

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MCOLN1 gene therapy corrects neurologic dysfunction in the mouse model of mucolipidosis IV.

Hum Mol Genet 2021 Apr 5. Epub 2021 Apr 5.

Center for Genomic Medicine and Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital Research Institute/Harvard Medical School, 185 Cambridge St., Boston, 02114 MA.

Mucolipidosis IV (MLIV) is an orphan disease leading to debilitating psychomotor deficits and vision loss. It is caused by loss-of-function mutations in the MCOLN1 gene that encodes the lysosomal transient receptor potential channel mucolipin1, or TRPML1. With no existing therapy, the unmet need in this disease is very high. Read More

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MicroRNA-138-5p Regulates Hippocampal Neuroinflammation and Cognitive Impairment by NLRP3/Caspase-1 Signaling Pathway in Rats.

J Inflamm Res 2021 26;14:1125-1143. Epub 2021 Mar 26.

Department of Anesthesiology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Nanchang, Jiangxi, 330006, People's Republic of China.

Purpose: Neuroinflammation is an essential causative factor in the pathogenesis and progression of cognitive impairment. The present study aims to evaluate the critical role of microRNA-138-5p (miR-138-5p) in hippocampal neuroinflammation and cognitive impairment through the NLRP3/caspase-1 signaling pathway in rats.

Material And Methods: We established the cognitive impairment rat model and RM (Rat microglia) microglial cellular inflammation model by intracerebroventricular (icv) injection or stimulation of lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Read More

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Rapid elevation of brain-derived neurotrophic factor production in the bilateral trigeminal ganglia by unilateral transection of the mental nerve in mice.

Neuroreport 2021 Apr 1. Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Division of Dental Anesthesiology Faculty of Dentistry & Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Research Center of Advanced Oral Science, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan.

Objectives: Previous spinal nerve injury studies have reported brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) mRNA upregulation in either the ipsilateral dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons or both the contralateral and ipsilateral DRG neurons from early period after peripheral nerve injury. This BDNF elevation induces hyperalgesia in the injured and/or uninjured sites, but this detailed mechanism remains unknown. This study aimed to investigate the BDNF mRNA expression in bilateral DRG neurons caused by unilateral nerve injury and to explore the possible mechanisms by which nitric oxide (NO) mediates BDNF production in the DRG, resulting in contralateral hyperalgesia. Read More

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Intracerebral Administration of a Ligand-ASO Conjugate Selectively Reduces α-Synuclein Accumulation in Monoamine Neurons of Double Mutant Human A30P*A53T*α-Synuclein Transgenic Mice.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Mar 13;22(6). Epub 2021 Mar 13.

Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques de Barcelona (IIBB), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), 08036 Barcelona, Spain.

α-Synuclein (α-Syn) protein is involved in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD). Point mutations and multiplications of the α-Syn, which encodes the gene, are correlated with early-onset PD, therefore the reduction in a-Syn synthesis could be a potential therapy for PD if delivered to the key affected neurons. Several experimental strategies for PD have been developed in recent years using oligonucleotide therapeutics. Read More

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Mesenchymal stem cell-conditioned medium attenuates the retinal pathology in amyloid-β-induced rat model of Alzheimer's disease: Underlying mechanisms.

Aging Cell 2021 Mar 30:e13340. Epub 2021 Mar 30.

Department of Medical Research, Chi Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan.

Amyloid-beta (Aβ) oligomer is known to contribute to the pathophysiology of age-related macular degeneration. Herein, we aimed to elucidate the in vivo and in vitro effects of Aβ application on retinal morphology in rats. Our in vivo studies revealed that intracerebroventricular administration of Aβ oligomer caused dysmorphological changes in both retinal ganglion cells and retinal pigment epithelium. Read More

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Everolimus: A potential therapeutic agent targeting PI3K/Akt pathway in brain insulin system dysfunction and associated neurobehavioral deficits.

Fundam Clin Pharmacol 2021 Mar 30. Epub 2021 Mar 30.

Department of Pharmacology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

Background: It is well accepted that PI3k/Akt signaling pathway is a potential therapeutic window which regulates metabolism and energy homeostasis within the brain, and is an important mediator of normal neuronal physiological functions. Dysregulation of this pathway results in impaired insulin signaling, learning and memory and neuronal survival.

Objectives: Elucidating the role of everolimus in intracerebroventricular (ICV) streptozotocin induced Insulin/IGF-1 dependent PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway dysregulation and associated neurobehavioral deficits. Read More

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Npas4 impairs fear memory via phosphorylated HDAC5 induced by CGRP administration in mice.

Sci Rep 2021 Mar 26;11(1):7006. Epub 2021 Mar 26.

Department of Life Science, Okayama University of Science, 1-1 Ridai-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama, 700-0005, Japan.

The relationships among neuropeptide, calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), and memory formation remain unclear. Here, we showed that the intracerebroventricular administration of CGRP impaired the traumatic fear memories, in a widely studied animal model of post-traumatic stress disorder. We found that CGRP administration suppressed fear memory by increasing neuronal PAS domain protein 4 (Npas4), phosphorylated histone deacetylase 5 (HDAC5), and protein kinase D (PKD). Read More

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Impact of intracerebroventricular enzyme replacement therapy in patients with neuronopathic mucopolysaccharidosis type II.

Mol Ther Methods Clin Dev 2021 Jun 27;21:67-75. Epub 2021 Feb 27.

Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, National Center for Child Health and Development, 2-10-1 Okura, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 157-8535, Japan.

This open-label, phase 1/2 study (JMACCT CTR JMA-IIA00350) evaluated the efficacy and safety of intracerebroventricular idursulfase beta in patients with mucopolysaccharidosis II (MPS II). Herein, we report the 100-week results. Six patients with severe MPS II aged 23-65 months were enrolled. Read More

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Brain angiotensin system: a new promise in the management of epilepsy?

Clin Sci (Lond) 2021 Mar;135(6):725-730

Laboratorio de Neuropatología Molecular, Instituto de Biología Celular y Neurociencia 'Prof. E. De Robertis' UBA-CONICET, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Paraguay 2155 3er piso (1121) Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Epilepsy is a highly prevalent neurological disease and anti-epileptic drugs (AED) are almost the unique clinical treatment option. A disbalanced brain renin-angiotensin system (RAS) has been proposed in epilepsy and several reports have shown that angiotensin II (Ang II) receptor-1 (ATR1) activation is pro-inflammatory and pro-epileptogenic. In agreement, ATR1 blockage with the repurposed drug losartan has shown benefits in animal models of epilepsy. Read More

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Central administration of insulin-like growth factor-2 suppresses food intake in chicks.

Neurosci Lett 2021 04 13;751:135797. Epub 2021 Mar 13.

Department of Bioresource Science, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Kobe University, Kobe, 657-8501, Japan.

Insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-2 is a multifunctional hormone with structural and functional similarity to IGF-1 in mammals and chickens. We previously showed that intracerebroventricular administration of IGF-1 suppresses food intake in chicks. Also, central administration of IGF-2 suppresses food intake in rats. Read More

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Role of protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B inhibitor in central insulin resistance and associated cognitive deficits.

Brain Res Bull 2021 Mar 5;171:113-125. Epub 2021 Mar 5.

Department of Pharmacology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 160012, India. Electronic address:

Background: Protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP1B) inhibitors are potential candidates for the treatment of peripheral insulin resistance and diabetes mellitus. Similar to peripheral action within the brain also, PTP1B activation impairs insulin signaling pathways. Activation of PTP1B in brain also accentuates neuroinflammation, oxidative stress and decreases neurotrophic factors in various brain dysfunctions including cognitive decline. Read More

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Brain ACE2 activation following brain aminopeptidase A blockade by firibastat in salt-dependent hypertension.

Clin Sci (Lond) 2021 Mar;135(6):775-791

Laboratory of Central Neuropeptides in the Regulation of Body Fluid Homeostasis and Cardiovascular Functions, INSERM U1050, Paris F-75231 France.

In the brain, aminopeptidase A (APA), a membrane-bound zinc metalloprotease, generates angiotensin III from angiotensin II. Brain angiotensin III exerts a tonic stimulatory effect on the control of blood pressure (BP) in hypertensive rats and increases vasopressin release. Blocking brain angiotensin III formation by the APA inhibitor prodrug RB150/firibastat normalizes arterial BP in hypertensive deoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA)-salt rats without inducing angiotensin II accumulation. Read More

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The role of central corticotrophin-releasing factor receptor signalling in plasma glucose maintenance through ghrelin secretion in calorie-restricted mice.

J Neuroendocrinol 2021 Mar;33(3):e12961

Area of Regulatory Biology, Division of Life Science, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University, Saitama, Japan.

Under severe calorie restriction (CR), the ghrelin-growth hormone axis in mice is involved in the maintenance of plasma glucose levels. Ghrelin, a stomach-derived acylated peptide, is up-regulated by the sympathetic nerve in the negative energy status. Central corticotrophin-releasing factor receptor (CRF-R) signalling stimulates the sympathetic tone. Read More

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Dysregulation of Nociceptin/Orphanin FQ and Dynorphin Systems in the Extended Amygdala of Alcohol Preferring Marchigian Sardinian (msP) Rats.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Feb 28;22(5). Epub 2021 Feb 28.

Department. of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, Via Irnerio 48, 40126 Bologna, Italy.

Previous studies have shown that genetically selected Marchigian Sardinian alcohol-preferring (msP) rats consume excessive amounts of ethanol to self-medicate from negative moods and to relieve innate hypersensitivity to stress. This phenotype resembling a subset of alcohol use disorder (AUD) patients, appears to be linked to a dysregulation of the equilibrium between stress and antistress mechanisms in the extended amygdala. Here, comparing water and alcohol exposed msP and Wistar rats we evaluate the transcript expression of the anti-stress opioid-like peptide nociceptin/orphanin FQ (N/OFQ) and its receptor NOP as well as of dynorphin (DYN) and its cognate κ-opioid receptor (KOP). Read More

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February 2021

Neuroprotective Effect of α-Mangostin in the Ameliorating Propionic Acid-Induced Experimental Model of Autism in Wistar Rats.

Brain Sci 2021 Feb 25;11(3). Epub 2021 Feb 25.

Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, College of Pharmacy, Jazan University, Jazan 45142, Saudi Arabia.

Several studies have documented the role of hyper-activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERK) in Autism pathogenesis. Alpha-mangostin (AMG) is a phytoconstituents with anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory, and ERK inhibition properties in many diseases. Our research aims to investigate the neuroprotective effect of AMG in the rat model of intracerebroventricular-propionic acid (ICV-PPA) induced autism with a confirmation of its effect on the ERK signaling. Read More

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February 2021

Antisense oligonucleotide therapy in a humanized mouse model of duplication syndrome.

Sci Transl Med 2021 Mar;13(583)

Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

Many intellectual disability disorders are due to copy number variations, and, to date, there have been no treatment options tested for this class of diseases. duplication syndrome (MDS) is one of the most common genomic rearrangements in males and results from duplications spanning the methyl-CpG binding protein 2 () gene locus. We previously showed that antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) therapy can reduce MeCP2 protein amount in an MDS mouse model and reverse its disease features. Read More

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The regulation of food intake by insulin in the central nervous system.

J Neuroendocrinol 2021 Apr 3;33(4):e12952. Epub 2021 Mar 3.

School of Psychology, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Food intake and energy expenditure are regulated by peripheral signals providing feedback on nutrient status and adiposity to the central nervous system. One of these signals is the pancreatic hormone, insulin. Unlike peripheral administration of insulin, which often causes weight gain, central administration of insulin leads to a reduction in food intake and body weight when administered long-term. Read More

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Conifer Essential Oils Reversed Amyloid Beta1-42 Action by Modulating BDNF and ARC Expression in The Rat Hippocampus.

CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets 2021 03 2. Epub 2021 Mar 2.

Department of Biology, Faculty of Biology, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania

Background: The conifer species Pinus halepensis (Pinaceae) and Tetraclinis articulata (Cupressaceae) are widely used in traditional medicine due to their health beneficial properties.

Objective: This study aimed to investigate the mechanisms by which P. halepensis and T. Read More

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Protective effects of intracerebroventricular adiponectin against olfactory impairments in an amyloid β rat model.

BMC Neurosci 2021 Mar 2;22(1):14. Epub 2021 Mar 2.

Departamento de Fisiología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico.

Background: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by cognitive impairment that eventually develops into dementia. Amyloid-beta (Aβ) accumulation is a widely described hallmark in AD, and has been reported to cause olfactory dysfunction, a condition considered an early marker of the disease associated with injuries in the olfactory bulb (OB), the hippocampus (HIPP) and other odor-related cortexes. Adiponectin (APN) is an adipokine with neuroprotective effects. Read More

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Stimulation of brain α7-nicotinic acetylcholine receptors suppresses the rat micturition through brain GABAergic receptors.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2021 Apr 23;548:84-90. Epub 2021 Feb 23.

Department of Pharmacology, Kochi Medical School, Kochi University, Nankoku, Kochi, 783-8505, Japan.

Brain nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) reportedly suppress the micturition, but the mechanisms responsible for this suppression remain unclear. We previously reported that intracerebroventricularly administered (±)-epibatidine (non-selective nAChR agonist) activated the sympatho-adrenomedullary system, which can affect the micturition. Therefore, we investigated (1) whether intracerebroventricularly administered (±)-epibatidine-induced effects on the micturition were dependent on the sympatho-adrenomedullary system, and (2) brain nAChR subtypes involved in the (±)-epibatidine-induced effects in urethane-anesthetized male Wistar rats. Read More

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