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Therefore purchase malegra dxt plus 160mg with visa erectile dysfunction middle age, new gene products may not after transient ischemia is that protein synthesis inhibitors be expressed buy malegra dxt plus 160mg lowest price erectile dysfunction song. Histologic characteristics of necrotic cell death block delayed death of neurons (8–10). Thus, depending are cytoplasmic and nuclear swelling, loss of integrity of cell on the duration and severity of ischemia, stroke may pro- organelles, rupture of the cell membrane, and dissolution duce cell death with features of necrosis or apoptosis. In vivo, necrotic cell death is often accompanied by intense inflammation with recruitment of inflammatory cells. This inflammatory response can injure MECHANISMS OF NECROTIC CELL DEATH adjacent normal cells. The characteristics of programmed cell death and necrosis are summarized in Table 92. The primary pathologic mechanism in stroke is the deple- tion of energy stores; however, considerable evidence indi- cates that excitatory amino acids (EAAs) exacerbate ischemic NATURE OF NEURONAL DEATH IN injury. EAAs such as glutamate are released by approxi- CEREBRAL ISCHEMIA mately 40% of all synapses in the central nervous system (11). Under physiologic conditions, EAAs participate in In ischemia, a mismatch between energy supply and de- many neurologic functions, including memory, movement, mand may result in energy failure. Without adequate en- sensation, cognition, and synaptic plasticity (12,13). How- ergy, protein synthesis cannot occur, and the genes that ever, EAAs can also have a pathologic effect. EAA-mediated execute programmed cell death may not be expressed. The toxicity was first demonstrated by Olney and co-workers predominant histologic feature of stroke is infarction. In- (14) by peripheral administration of an EAA agonist that farction is synonymous with necrosis (i. These neurons contain high concentrations of and inflammation are present). Choi (15) demonstrated that micro- cerebral artery occlusion model in the rat, loss of glucose molar extracellular glutamate and other EAAs produce rapid 2 utilization is rapid and complete within a few hours (5), increases in intraneuronal cytosolic Ca concentrations. Chapter 92: Molecular Pathophysiology of Stroke 1319 This increase in intracellular calcium concentration is rap- tively resistant to excitotoxic injury (24,25). These data pro- idly lethal to primary neuronal cultures. The importance vide compelling evidence that EAA-induced increases in in- of calcium entry and excitotoxicity is supported by data tracellular Ca2 are toxic to neurons in culture. A rapid and large The increase in intraneuronal Ca2 in response to extra- increase in the concentration of extracellular amino acids cellular EAAs in vitro is mediated by the opening of a recep- can be monitored by microdialysis after cerebral ischemia tor-gated ion channel, the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) (26). Although NMDA antagonists are not effective in channel (17). The NMDA channel, named after its highest- global ischemia models in which temperature is carefully affinity ligand, primarily gates calcium entry into the neu- controlled (27), a large number of studies have found that ron. Treatment with antagonists that compete with gluta- they decrease infarction volume in both permanent and mate and other EAAs for the receptor (competitive NMDA temporary middle cerebral artery occlusion models in ro- antagonists) or antagonists that bind to the ion channel dents (28). Blocking the translation of a gene that encodes itself (noncompetitive antagonists) can block calcium entry a subunit of the NMDA receptor with intraventricular in- into neurons and prevent cell death induced by glutamate jection of antisense oligonucleotides also decreases infarc- (18,19). Glycine is a co-agonist that is required in addition tion volume after middle cerebral artery occlusion in the to glutamate to open the NMDA Ca2 channel (20). These data and many other studies support the tagonists that bind to the glycine site on the NMDA recep- hypothesis that excitotoxicity contributes to ischemic injury tor also block excitotoxicity in vitro (21). These include nitric oxide synthase, cyclooxy- media following glutamate exposure (18). Conversely, inhi- genase, phospholipase A2, and calpain 1. Calpain 1 is a bition of the sodium–calcium exchanger that normally facil- calcium-activated protease that has been specifically linked itates extrusion of calcium results in an increase in neuronal to glutamate receptors in the rat hippocampus (30).

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Sig- mal levels of noradrenergic proteins in the LC of human nificant increases in 5HT2A receptor binding and a decrease major depressives generic 160 mg malegra dxt plus mastercard impotence natural, 3) the ability of antidepressant medica- in 5-HIAA in major depressives dying of causes other than tion to produce effects that would be expected to reverse suicide have been reported (47 cheap malegra dxt plus 160 mg erectile dysfunction prostate,103). Two major nuclei in the brain, SEROTONERGIC CIRCUITRY AND from which the majority of brain serotonergic innervation DEPRESSION originates, are the dorsal raphe and median raphe nuclei. These nuclei provide an extensive innervation of cortical The biological basis for the indoleamine hypothesis was sim- and subcortical target areas. The dorsal and median raphe ilar to that for the catecholamine hypothesis (178). That is, nuclei give rise to separate axonal pathways to different brain reserpine depletes not only catecholamines, but also 5HT. For example, the septum and hippocampus are in- Since that time, several (but not all) studies have found nervated predominantly by the median raphe nuclei. In con- reduced levels of CSF 5-hydroxyindole acetic acid (5-HIAA) trast, the striatum and substantia nigra are innervated by in depressed patients (101,179); however, the degree of re- the dorsal raphe nuclei. Serotonergic terminals densely in- duction of CSF 5-HIAA does not correlate with severity of nervate various components of the limbic system. Oddly, many antidepressant medications, par- spread innervation of the brain by serotonergic neurons is ticularly 5HT reuptake inhibitors and monoamine oxidase the anatomic basis for the influence of 5HT on many diverse inhibitors (MAOIs), reduce CSF 5-HIAA, possibly because brain functions. Using single photon emission com- convulsive shock to rats does not appear to desensitize so- puted tomography (SPECT), Malison and associates (97) matodendritic autoreceptors, although these treatments reported a decrease in 5HT transporter availability in the enhance the responsiveness of postsynaptic 5HT receptors brainstem of living subjects with major depression. Hence, the mechanism by which different antide- of issues related to spatial resolution, it is difficult to con- pressant drugs regulate serotonergic activity appears to dif- clude from this study that the reduction in 5HT transporter fer, but the net effect of enhancing serotonergic transmission occurred in raphe nuclei and/or other brainstem nuclei is similar. These preclinical findings are consistent with the where the 5HT transporter occurs (e. Little and co-workers (90) found no significant in depressive disorders that is normalized or corrected by change in mRNA for the 5HT transporter in the dorsal antidepressant drug administration. Consistent with these findings, Bligh-Glover and colleagues (25) found no significant dif- DOPAMINERGIC CIRCUITRY AND ferences between depressed suicide victims and normal con- DEPRESSION trol subjects in [3H]paroxetine binding to the 5HT trans- porter in the entire dorsal raphe or in its constituent Since the discovery that tricyclic antidepressant drugs can subnuclei, as determined using postmortem tissues from block DA reuptake in vitro (66), and that elevation of the psychiatrically characterized subjects. An increase in radioli- functional activity of DA has antidepressant efficacy (142, gand binding to 5HT1A autoreceptors in dorsal raphe nuclei 143), there has been interest in the potential role of DA in from depressed suicide victims has been observed (166). The contribution of DA apparent contrast, a decrease in the binding potential to to emotion-laden behaviors such as reward seeking, motiva- 5HT1A receptors in the midbrain raphe nuclei has been tion, and environmental responsiveness also raises specula- observed using positron emission tomography (PET) in pa- tion that DA plays a role in the pathobiology of depression tients with familial mood disorder (38). In fact, clinical, pharmacologic, and laboratory provide evidence of morphologic abnormalities of brain- animal evidence suggests that dopaminergic neurotransmis- stem serotonergic nuclei. Underwood and associates (173) sion is decreased in depression. Lower concentrations of have demonstrated elevated numbers and densities of 5HT homovanillic acid (HVA), a DA metabolite, have been ob- neurons in the dorsal raphe of suicide victims, most of served in CSF of patients with depression, and depression- whom had major depression. In addition, Becker and col- inducing effects of DA-depleting agents or DA antagonists leagues (18) have demonstrated significantly low echogeni- have been reported (143,144,189). In contrast, agents that city of the dorsal raphe nucleus in patients with major enhance DA transmission, at least in part, such as buprop- depression using a novel transcranial ultrasound technique. Given that DA is intimately involved in pathologic involvement of brainstem serotonergic nuclei in motivational process and affect (73,167), these findings sug- depression, but the study by Underwood and associates gest that a deficiency of mesolimbic and/or mesocortical ruled out a loss of serotonergic neurons in depressed sui- DA is a leading candidate for the etiology of core symptoms cides, suggesting that the postulated hypofunction of the of depression, such as difficulty in the experience of pleasure serotonergic system is not owing to fewer serotonergic neu- (anhedonia), social isolation, loss of motivation (lack of in- rons, but dysfunction of serotonergic neurons. As is the case terest), and psychomotor retardation (190). In fact, repeated treatment of rats dysfunction or activation of mesolimbic and/or mesocorti- with antidepressant drugs results in a net enhancement of cal DA systems are implicated in psychiatric disorders, in- serotonergic transmission (24). This effect is regardless of cluding depression, schizophrenia, and psychostimulant the primary pharmacologic site of action of the drug and drug abuse disorders. However, some overlap in the pathol- includes selective 5HT transporter inhibitors, MAOIs, tri- ogy of PD and psychiatric disorders apparently occurs be- cyclic antidepressants, and electroconvulsive shock. Selec- cause cell loss in the VTA (in addition to substantia nigra) tive 5HT transporter inhibitors and MAOIs enhance sero- has been observed in patients with PD who have complica- tonergic transmission by desensitizing the somatodendritic tions of co-morbid mood and cognitive disorders (171). Chronic administra- have delineated reciprocal pathways linking various limbic Chapter 73: Neurocircuitry of Mood Disorders 1055 and cortical regions with dopaminergic brainstem nuclei. A lower density of D1 receptors induced behavioral responses (75).

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