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These findings do not support an increased or decreased risk of lithium use with Alzheimer's disease when taking into account potential confounding by indication. Further investigations of the effect of lithium with dementia need to consider the influence of confounding by indication.
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Clozapine plasma level was not found to be associated with response and side effect in Chinese treatment-resistant schizophrenic patients. Various explanations were postulated for the lack of relationship observed between clozapine plasma level and response in this population.
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Enhancement of anticonvulsant actions of VPA by modafinil in the mouse MES model is a pharmacodynamic effect. Collectively, our data suggest that modafinil may be a safe and beneficial adjunct to the therapeutic effects of AEDs in human patients.
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There is collecting evidence suggesting that the process of chromatin remodeling such as changes in histone acetylation contribute to the formation of stress-related memory. Recently, the ventrolateral orbital cortex (VLO), a major subdivision of orbitofrontal cortex (OFC), was shown to be involved in antidepressant-like actions through epigenetic mechanisms. Here, we further investigated the effects of the histone deacetylase inhibitor (HDACi) valproic acid (VPA) on stress-related memory formation and the underlying molecular mechanisms by using the traditional two-day forced swimming test (FST). The results showed that VPA significantly increased the immobility time on day 2 when infused into the VLO before the initial forced swim stress on day 1. The learned immobility response to the stress was associated with increased phosphorylation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) in VLO and hippocampus on the first day. The levels of phosphorylated ERK (phospho-ERK) in VLO and hippocampus were significantly decreased when retested 24 h later. The pretreatment with intra-VLO VPA infusion further reduced the activation of ERK on day 2 and day 7 compared with the saline controls. Moreover, the VPA infusion pretreatment also induced a significantly decreased BDNF level in the VLO on day 2, whereas no change was detected in the hippocampus. These findings suggest that VPA enhance the memories of emotionally stressful events and the ERK activity is implicated in stimulating adaptive and mnemonic processes in case the event would recur.
Yorkshire swine (42-50 kg) were instrumented to measure hemodynamic parameters, intracranial pressure, and brain tissue oxygenation. A custom-designed, computer-controlled cortical impact device was used to create a TBI through a 20-mm craniotomy: 15-mm cylindrical tip impactor at 4-m/s velocity, 100-millisecond dwell time, and 12-mm penetration depth. Volume-controlled hemorrhage was started (40% blood volume) concurrent with the TBI. After 2 hours of shock, animals were randomized to one of three resuscitation groups (n = 7 per group) as follows: (1) isotonic sodium chloride solution; (2) 6% hetastarch, Hex; and (3) Hex and VPA 300 mg/kg (Hex + VPA). Volumes of Hex matched the shed blood, whereas that of the isotonic sodium chloride solution was three times the volume. VPA treatment was started after an hour of shock. After 6 hours of postresuscitation monitoring, brains were sectioned into 5-mm slices and stained with 2, 3, 5-Triphenyltetrazolium chloride to quantify the lesion size (mm) and brain swelling (percent change compared with uninjured side). Levels of acetylated histone H3 were determined to quantify acetylation, and myeloperoxidase and interleukine-1β (IL-1β) levels were measured as markers of brain inflammation.
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Fifteen patients with idiopathic generalised epilepsies were identified who had been treated with lamotrigine for 3 months or more. All patients were also treated with sodium valproate. Fourteen patients had active absences. Nine (64%) had a total or virtual cessation of absences and in a further patient they became milder and less frequent. One patient reported an increase in seizures. The effective dose of lamotrigine was 1.6-3.0 mg/kg/day in children and 25-50 mg/day in adults. Patients who responded did so after the first or second dose. Lamotrigine was well tolerated.
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Antidepressant augmentation with VPA provided substantial clinical improvement and maintenance over a relatively long-term period in a subgroup of patients with severe TRD. VPA thus deserves further exploration in large double-blind clinical trials.
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1202 cases with NTD, 38,151 population controls without any defects and 22,475 patient controls with other defects were compared in the population-based data set of the Hungarian Case-Control Surveillance of Congenital Abnormalities (HCCSCA), 1980-1996. The HCCSCA contains 542 drugs, however only those drugs were evaluated which included five or more mothers in the NTD group. Drugs with the same chemical structures were combined. In addition, only drug use in the second month of pregnancy was evaluated because it is the critical period for NTD. Of course, it is necessary to exclude different biases, mainly recall bias at the evaluation of these drugs. Of 121 chemicals, only oxytetracycline, carbamazepine and valproic acid had some association with NTD. High doses of exogenous oestrogens, clomiphene, chorionic gonadotropin, lynesterol and ergotamine also seemed to have some indirect association with NTD because their exposures occurred more frequently before the critical period of NTD due to maternal infertility.
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In this work we study the skeletal teratogenic response in rats exposed to NaVP at different embryonic stages. Crl:CD female rats were treated subcutaneously with 400 mg/Kg b.w. NaVP at presomitic stage (group II) or nearly at 2, 6, 10, 14, 18 or 22 somites (groups III-VIII). The females on group I were treated with saline and served as controls. No treatment-related effects were observed at the level of resorptions, live fetuses and fetal or placental weight. The skeletal examination showed characteristic patterns of malformations strictly related to the period of treatment. In particular, groups II and III showed a significant increase of alterations of cervical vertebrae (mainly 1st to 3rd segment) and a decrease of the frequency of extra lumbar ribs in comparison to control. Group IV showed severe abnormalities localized at the 4th to 7th cervical segment and at the level of the 1st and 2nd thoracic segments, including duplications of thoracic segments 1, 2 or 3. The fetuses of group V were characterized by several alterations of the thoracic segments distributed without a clear specificity. In group VI, the thoracic region was also affected with some specificity at the level of the segments 4th to 9th; in group VII, last thoracic and lumbar segments were affected (mainly duplications) and in group VIII only lumbo-sacral abnormalities were recorded. These results confirm the specific effect of NaVP at the level of the axial skeleton and suggest a possible interaction with the expression of genes identifying the vertebral segments.
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We created full-thickness wounds on the backs of C3H mice and then applied VPA. After 7 d, we observed marked healing and reduced wound size in VPA-treated mice. In the neo-epidermis of the wounds, β-catenin and markers for keratinocyte terminal differentiation were increased after VPA treatment. In addition, α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), collagen I and collagen III in the wounds were significantly increased. VPA induced proliferation and suppressed apoptosis of cells in the wounds, as determined by Ki67 and terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end labeling (TUNEL) staining analyses, respectively. In vitro, VPA enhanced the motility of HaCaT keratinocytes by activating Wnt/β-catenin, ERK and phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3-kinase)/Akt signaling pathways.
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Data of 39 patients (F=24 and M=15) were analysed. At week 12 compared to week 0 mean sodium valproate prescriptions were higher; aggressive behaviour as measured by the SDAS-9 improved. Non-social behaviour, apathetic behaviour, disoriented behaviour and distorted memory improved, but rebellious behaviour increased as measured by the GIP. Seven patients died during this study.
Information on the risks associated with antiepileptic drug (AED) use in pregnancy is necessary for a rational approach to the management of women of childbearing potential who have epilepsy. This reviews addresses recent reports on the risk for birth defects and impaired postnatal development attributable to prenatal exposure to AEDs.
Plasma fasting glucose, insulin, total cholesterol, triglyceride, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) levels were significantly different among BD-VPA, the BD-F, and the healthy control groups. Valproate treatment was associated with significant higher plasma insulin, triglyceride, and BMI levels as well as lower fasting glucose and HDL levels. However, these biochemical indexes did not differ significantly between the BD-F and the healthy control groups.
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Aberrant recruitment of histone deacetylases (HDACs) by the oncogenic fusion protein PML-RAR is involved in the pathogenesis of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). PML-RAR, however, is not sufficient to induce disease in mice but requires additional oncogenic lesions during the preleukemic phase. Here, we show that knock-down of Hdac1 and Hdac2 dramatically accelerates leukemogenesis in transgenic preleukemic mice. These events are not restricted to APL because lymphomagenesis driven by deletion of p53 or, to a lesser extent, by c-myc overexpression, was also accelerated by Hdac1 knock-down. In the preleukemic phase of APL, Hdac1 counteracts the activity of PML-RAR in (1) blocking differentiation; (2) impairing genomic stability; and (3) increasing self-renewal in hematopoietic progenitors, as all of these events are affected by the reduction in Hdac1 levels. This led to an expansion of a subpopulation of PML-RAR-expressing cells that is the major source of leukemic stem cells in the full leukemic stage. Remarkably, short-term treatment of preleukemic mice with an HDAC inhibitor accelerated leukemogenesis. In contrast, knock-down of Hdac1 in APL mice led to enhanced survival duration of the leukemic animals. Thus, Hdac1 has a dual role in tumorigenesis: oncosuppressive in the early stages, and oncogenic in established tumor cells.
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Arginase deficiency in untreated individuals is characterized by episodic hyperammonemia of variable degree that is infrequently severe enough to be life threatening or to cause death. Most commonly, birth and early childhood are normal. Untreated individuals have slowing of linear growth at age one to three years, followed by development of spasticity, plateauing of cognitive development, and subsequent loss of developmental milestones. If untreated, arginase deficiency usually progresses to severe spasticity, loss of ambulation, complete loss of bowel and bladder control, and severe intellectual disability. Seizures are common and are usually controlled easily.
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The objective of the study was to examine the negative impact of valproates on haemostasis and peripheral blood count in children and to analyse whether these disturbances were dependent on the dosage of valproates and drug level in blood.
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Green fluorescent protein-expressing recombinant adenovirus was propagated. The effects of various doses and exposure periods of VPA on CAR expression in human adipose stem cells were speculated by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction and adenoviral transduction rate by flow cytometry in different doses and time intervals of VPA and in combination with ViraDuctin transduction reagent.
To characterize the effects of VPA on BBB disruption and neural apoptosis and to determine mechanisms involved in EBI after SAH.
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AEE788 moderately and VPA strongly reduced tumor cell adhesion and growth. VPA impaired cell cycle progression and altered the expression level of the cell cycle regulating proteins cdk1, cdk2, cdk4, cyclin B, D1, cyclin E, p21, and p27. VPA also acted on the membranous, cytoplasmic, and gene expression pattern of various integrin α and β subtypes. AEE788 acted likewise, but more moderately. Combining AEE788 and VPA did not result in an additive anti-tumor effect. Signaling analysis revealed that the EGFr downstream target Akt was similarly modified in the presence of VPA or the VPA-AEE788 combination, but not influenced by AEE788 alone.
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To clarify the uptake mechanism(s) for statins, we examined whether monocarboxylate transporter (MCT) contributed to the uptake of lovastatin acid by rat cultured mesangial cells. Expression of mRNAs for MCT1, 2, and 4 was confirmed in mesangial cells. The uptake of lovastatin acid by mesangial cells increased with decreasing extracellular pH. There was clear overshooting in lovastatin acid uptake by the ATP-depleted cells in the presence, but not in the absence, of an inwardly directed H(+)-gradient. The representative MCT substrates/inhibitors inhibited the lovastatin acid uptake. In particular, the inhibition of lovastatin acid uptake by L-lactic acid at the concentration of 80 mM reached 70%, and L-lactic acid and valproic acid inhibited the uptake competitively. On preloading of mesangial cells with L-lactic acid or valproic acid, the lovastatin acid uptake was significantly stimulated. The inhibition constant of L-lactic acid for the lovastatin acid uptake was 32 mM, and this value is comparable to the Michaelis constant (>20 mM) of L-lactic acid for MCT4 described elsewhere. These results demonstrate that lovastatin acid was largely taken up by mesangial cells via MCT, and suggest that MCT4 might contribute to lovastatin acid uptake in the cells.
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Findings are based on case reports and small, mostly uncontrolled studies. Both tricyclic antidepressants (TCA) and specific serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) appear to be relatively safe in breast feeding. Antidepressants commenced in the early postpartum period may reduce depressive relapse. While prophylactic lithium appears to significantly reduce relapse of affective psychosis in the puerperium, there have been no studies of the anticonvulsants in the puerperium. Finally, high dose antipsychotics should be avoided, as they may be associated with long-term adverse sequelae in the infant.
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Teratogenic chemicals (2,3,7, 8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin [TCDD], ethyl carbamate [urethane], methylnitrosourea [MNU], or valproic acid [VA]) were given to pregnant mice to induce cleft palate (TCDD, urethane), digital defects (urethane, MNU), or exencephaly (VA). Before teratogen administration, the immune system of female mice was stimulated by intraperitoneal (IP) administration of pyran copolymer or attenuated bacillus Calmette Guérin (BCG), or by footpad injection with Freund's complete adjuvant (FCA).
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Serum concentrations of total carnitine, free carnitine and acylcarnitine were measured in forty-one epileptic patients treated with valproic acid (VPA). Among them, 14 patients were on VPA monotherapy and 27 were on VPA polytherapy. Forty-one age and sex matched healthy normal controls were also evaluated for carnitine metabolism. The mean total and free carnitine were significantly lower in both the VPA monotherapy and polytherapy groups compared with the controls. However, there were no significant differences in concentrations of carnitine between the VPA polytherapy and VPA monotherapy groups. Patients treated with VPA polytherapy had lower carnitine than those treated with VPA monotherapy. An inverse correlation was found between serum concentrations of carnitine and duration of treatment in patients treated with VPA. However, there was no significant correlations between serum concentrations of carnitine and those of VPA. Also, correlation between serum concentrations of carnitine and the activities of serum GOT and GPT was not significant. After L-carnitine supplementation in eleven patients with hypocarnitinemia, the concentrations of carnitine were significantly increased.
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Seizures of epilepsy and medication with AEDs given as either monotherapy or polytherapy affect the secretion of PRL in the pituitary, but traditional Chinese medicine therapies does not.
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VPA may diminish gonadotropin release in vitro but this effect can only be achieved after GnRH-dependent specific receptor activation. Both gonadotropins differ in their pattern of response for increasing doses of VPA.
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Schiff bases of N-methyl and N-acetyl isatin derivatives with different aryl amines have been synthesized and screened for anticonvulsant activities against maximal electroshock (MES) and subcutaneous metrazole (ScMet). N-methyl-5-bromo-3-(p-chlorophenylimino) isatin (2) exhibited anticonvulsant activity in MES and ScMet with LD50 > 600 mg kg(-1), showing better activity than the standard drugs phenytoin, carbamazepine and valproic acid. Thus, compound 2 may be chosen as a prototype for development of new anticonvulsants.