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Ecules or to relative reduction in acetylcholinesterase-containing neurons, thus potentiating cholinergic effects. In the present study, no statistical differences were detected among the serotonin levels of the cerebral cortex in the three groups; the control, the leaded and the unleaded. However, in the hypothalamus, hippocampus, cerebellum, the serotonin level was lower in the groups exposed to
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Tylcholine receptor binding in the cerebellum and brainstem [103]. In previous studies using a mouse model of dietinduced obesity [45,46], we showed that chronic HFD feeding causes brain insulin resistance [46]. Similarly, herein we demonstrated that the HFD-fed rats had reduced levels of brain IRS-1 mRNA, which would have been sufficient to cause brain insulin resistance due to impaired transmiss
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Y effects of NDEA on insulin receptor, IGF2 receptor, and IRS-2 were muted by the chronic HFD feeding. Moreover, the main effect of NDEA, irrespective of HFD feeding, was to reduce tau gene expression, whereas chronic HFD feeding, irrespective of NDEA treatment, significantly inhibited ChAT. The only unique effect of HFD+NDEA treatment was to reduce insulin gene expression in the brain.Effects of
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Fects is clearly warranted. In this regard, guidance may be obtained from what is already known about STZ-induced diseases. STZ, like other N-nitroso compounds, causes cellular injury and disease by functioning as: 1) an alkylating agent and potent mutagen [14]; 2) an inducer of DNA adducts leading to increased apoptosis [23]; 3) a mediator of unscheduled DNA synthesis, triggering cell death [14];
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Ther hand, recent studies showed that HFD feeding causes obesity, T2DM, and cognitive impairment, but is not sufficient to cause AD [45,46]. Therefore, it's likely that chronic HFD feeding which results in peripheral insulin resistance may provide a second-hit, and that combined with low-dose nitrosamine or other environmental exposures, it may increase the severity of neurodegeneration. In the pr
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Ration have soared over the past several decades, suggesting that exposures rather than genetics dictate their etiologies. Our over-arching hypothesis is that shifts in lifestyles and economics have led us to chronically consume excess fat, and get exposed to agents that cause insulin resistance. Consideration given to potential pathogenic agents was focused by the experimental evidence showing th
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P. Chronic HFD feeding aloneTable 3 Effects of High Fat Diet and NDEA Exposure on Biomarkers of Insulin and IGF Resistance in the CerebellummRNA AbPP Tau AChE ChAT Insulin IGF-1 IGF-2 Insulin R IGF-1R IGF-2R IRS-1 IRS-2 IRS-4 LFD+VEH 7.007 ?0.828 12.230 ?1.098 2.829 ?0.178 0.701 ?0.045 0.754 ?0.048 0.957 ?0.119 12.000 ?1.800 17.090 ?1.547 5.031 ?0.525 5.677 ?0.548 5.559 ?0.411 7.701 ?0.509 0.135 ?
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F HNE were similar in the HFD+VEH and HFD+NDEA groups, and both were significantly higher than in the LFD+VEH and LFD +NDEA groups (P