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By Rami Kaminski MD Founder and medical director TIIPS
Hayato Umehara, Roberta Fabbri, Gustavo Provensi, M Beatrice Passani
Histaminergic neurons in the hypothalamic tuberomamillary nucleus (TMN) establish connections with virtually all brain areas. Recent evidence suggests that feeding-related motivation is correlated with the activation of a subpopulation of histamine neurons in the ventral TMN that project to hypothalamic and subcortical areas controlling feeding behaviour. Oleoylethanolamide (OEA) is a hypophagic lipid-amide released by the small intestine in response to daily fat intake that indirectly activates hypothalamic oxytocin-neurons in the paraventricular (PVN) and supraoptic (SON) nuclei...
November 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
Jenni Kononoff Vanhanen, Saara Nuutinen, Mervi Tuominen, Pertti Panula
The brain histamine system has been implicated in regulation of sensorimotor gating deficits and in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome. Histamine also regulates alcohol reward and consumption via H3 receptor (H3R), possibly through an interaction with the brain dopaminergic system. Here, we identified the histaminergic mechanism of sensorimotor gating and the role of histamine H3R in the regulation of dopaminergic signaling. We found that H3R knockout mice displayed impaired prepulse inhibition (PPI), indicating deficiency in sensorimotor gating...
May 2016: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Gessynger Morais-Silva, Mariane Ferreira-Santos, Marcelo T Marin
Ethanol abuse potential is mainly due to its reinforcing properties, crucial in the transition from the recreational to pathological use. These properties are mediated by mesocorticolimbic and nigrostriatal dopaminergic pathways and neuroadaptations in these pathways seem to be responsible for addiction. Both pathways are modulated by other neurotransmitters systems, including neuronal histaminergic system. Among the histamine receptors, H3 receptor stands out due to its role in modulation of histamine and other neurotransmitters release...
May 15, 2016: Behavioural Brain Research
Marco Contreras, María E Riveros, Maricel Quispe, Cristián Sánchez, Guayec Perdomo, Fernando Torrealba, José L Valdés
The histaminergic system is one component of the ascending arousal system which is involved in wakefulness, neuroendocrine control, cognition, psychiatric disorders and motivation. During the appetitive phase of motivated behaviors the arousal state rises to an optimal level, thus giving proper intensity to the behavior. Previous studies have demonstrated that the histaminergic neurons show an earlier activation during the appetitive phase of feeding, compared to other ascending arousal system nuclei, paralleled with a high increase in arousal state...
2016: PloS One
Elise Gondard, Christelle Anaclet, Hidéo Akaoka, Rui-Xian Guo, Mei Zhang, Colette Buda, Patricia Franco, Hidehito Kotani, Jian-Sheng Lin
Long-term abolition of a brain arousal system impairs wakefulness (W), but little is known about the consequences of long-term enhancement. The brain histaminergic arousal system is under the negative control of H3-autoreceptors whose deletion results in permanent enhancement of histamine (HA) turnover. In order to determine the consequences of enhancement of the histaminergic system, we compared the cortical EEG and sleep-wake states of H3-receptor knockout (H3R-/-) and wild-type mouse littermates. We found that H3R-/-mice had rich phenotypes...
May 2013: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
María Eugenia Riveros, María Inés Forray, Fernando Torrealba
Appetitive behaviours occur in a state of behavioural and physiological activation that allows the optimal performance of these goal-directed behaviours. Here, we tested the hypothesis that histamine neurons under the command of the infralimbic cortex are important to provide behavioural activation. Extracellular histamine and serotonin were measured by microdialysis of the medial prefrontal cortex in behaving rats in parallel with a picrotoxin microinjection into the infralimbic cortex. The injection aroused the rats behaviourally, increased histamine release and decreased serotonin levels...
June 2015: Behavioural Pharmacology
Pertti Panula, Saara Nuutinen
Histamine acts as a modulatory neurotransmitter in the mammalian brain. It has an important role in the maintenance of wakefulness, and dysfunction in the histaminergic system has been linked to narcolepsy. Recent evidence suggests that aberrant histamine signalling in the brain may also be a key factor in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome, Parkinson's disease and addictive behaviours. Furthermore, multiple sclerosis (MS) and experimental autoimmune encephalitis, which is an often-used model for MS, are associated with changes in the histaminergic system...
July 2013: Nature Reviews. Neuroscience
Clarice Krás Borges da Silveira, Cristiane R G Furini, Fernando Benetti, Siomara da Cruz Monteiro, Ivan Izquierdo
Findings have shown that histamine receptors in the hippocampus modulate the acquisition and extinction of fear motivated learning. In order to determine the role of hippocampal histaminergic receptors on recognition memory, adult male Wistar rats with indwelling infusion cannulae stereotaxically placed in the CA1 region of dorsal hippocampus were trained in an object recognition learning task involving exposure to two different stimulus objects in an enclosed environment. In the test session, one of the objects presented during training was replaced by a novel one...
July 2013: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
Divya Vohora, Malay Bhowmik
Histamine H3 receptor (H3R) antagonists/inverse agonists possess potential to treat diverse disease states of the central nervous system (CNS). Cognitive dysfunction and motor impairments are the hallmark of multifarious neurodegenerative and/or psychiatric disorders. This review presents the various neurobiological/neurochemical evidences available so far following H3R antagonists in the pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease (AD), attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), schizophrenia, and drug abuse each of which is accompanied by deficits of some aspects of cognitive and/or motor functions...
2012: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
Jordan W Brown, Caroline A Whitehead, Ana M Basso, Lynne E Rueter, Min Zhang
Cognitive deficits associated with schizophrenia (CDS) are implicated as a core symptom cluster of the disease and are associated with poor daily life functioning. Unfortunately, current antipsychotic agents provide little alleviation of CDS, representing a critical unmet therapeutic need. Here we investigated the effects of ABT-239 and A-431404, non-imidazole histamine H(3) receptor (H(3)R) antagonists, in animal models with relevance to CDS. As N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor hypofunction is considered an important factor in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia, acute administration of ketamine or MK-801 was used to induce cognitive impairments...
May 2013: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
Fernando Torrealba, Maria E Riveros, Marco Contreras, Jose L Valdes
Brain histamine may affect a variety of different behavioral and physiological functions; however, its role in promoting wakefulness has overshadowed its other important functions. Here, we review evidence indicating that brain histamine plays a central role in motivation and emphasize its differential involvement in the appetitive and consummatory phases of motivated behaviors. We discuss the inputs that control histaminergic neurons of the tuberomamillary nucleus (TMN) of the hypothalamus, which determine the distinct role of these neurons in appetitive behavior, sleep/wake cycles, and food anticipatory responses...
2012: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
Jean-Charles Schwartz
The third histamine receptor was discovered in 1983 by a traditional pharmacological approach, consisting of assessing the inhibitory effect of histamine on its own release from depolarized rat brain slices. The same in vitro test was used to design, in 1987, the first highly selective and potent H3-autoreceptor ligands, the antagonist thioperamide and the agonist (R)alphamethylhistamine which enhances and inhibits, respectively, the activity of histaminergic neurons in brain. The use of these research tools was instrumental in establishing the main functions of cerebral histaminergic neurons, namely their role in maintenance of wakefulness, attention, learning and other cognitive processes...
June 2011: British Journal of Pharmacology
Jian-Sheng Lin, Olga A Sergeeva, Helmut L Haas
The histaminergic system fulfills a major role in the maintenance of waking. Histaminergic neurons are located exclusively in the posterior hypothalamus from where they project to most areas of the central nervous system. The histamine H(3) receptors are autoreceptors damping histamine synthesis, the firing frequency of histamine neurons, and the release of histamine from axonal varicosities. It is noteworthy that this action also extends to heteroreceptors on the axons of most other neurotransmitter systems, allowing a powerful control over multiple homeostatic functions...
January 2011: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
José Luis Valdés, Cristián Sánchez, María Eugenia Riveros, Patrizio Blandina, Marco Contreras, Paula Farías, Fernando Torrealba
Obtaining food, shelter or water, or finding a mating partner are examples of motivated behaviors, which are essential to preserve the species. The full expression of such behaviors requires a high but optimal arousal state. We tested the idea that tuberomammillary nucleus (TMN) histamine neurons are crucial to generate such motivated arousal, using a model of the appetitive phase of feeding behavior. Hungry rats enticed with food within a wire mesh box showed intense goal-directed motor activity aimed at opening the box, an increase in core temperature, a fast histamine release in the hypothalamus and an early increase in Fos immunoreactivity in TMN and cortical neurons...
June 2010: European Journal of Neuroscience
Christian R Burgess
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February 24, 2010: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
E Dere, A Zlomuzica, M A De Souza Silva, L A Ruocco, A G Sadile, J P Huston
The biogenic amine histamine is an important neurotransmitter-neuromodulator in the central nervous system that has been implicated in a variety of biological functions including thermo- and immunoregulation, food intake, seizures, arousal, anxiety, reward and memory. The review of the pertinent literature indicates that the majority of findings are compatible with the appraisal that the inhibition of histaminergic neurotransmission impairs learning and memory formation, decreases cortical activation and arousal, has a suppressive effect on behavioral measures of fear and anxiety, exponentiates the rewarding effects of drugs of abuse and intracranial brain stimulation...
December 31, 2010: Behavioural Brain Research
A Zlomuzica, D Viggiano, M A De Souza Silva, T Ishizuka, U A Gironi Carnevale, L A Ruocco, T Watanabe, A G Sadile, J P Huston, E Dere
Novelty-induced arousal has motivational effects and can reinforce behavior. The mechanisms by which novelty acts as a reinforcer are unknown. Novelty-induced arousal can be either rewarding or aversive dependent on its intensity and the preceding state of arousal. The brain's histamine system has been implicated in both arousal and reinforcement. Histamine and histamine-1-receptor (H1R) agonists induced arousal and wakefulness in humans and rodents, e.g. by stimulating cortical acetylcholine (ACh) release...
March 2008: European Journal of Neuroscience
Edgardo O Alvarez, Pablo A Alvarez
Exploration is one of most basic adaptive behavioural responses, giving the animal an important evolutionary advantage to survive in a changing environment. Inspection of novel environments might be come with motivated exploratory behaviour. In spite that this type of exploration in the rat is known for many years, little attention has been given to the intrinsic mechanisms or the brain structures that are involved in. In the present work the hippocampus, the neurotransmitter histamine, and the geometrical features of novel objects were examined in a model of conflictive and non-conflictive exploration in the rat which evaluates incentive-motivated exploration...
January 10, 2008: Behavioural Brain Research
Nino Devidze, Anna W Lee, Jin Zhou, Donald W Pfaff
It now seems possible to move beyond analyzing only the mechanisms for specific sexual behaviors to the analysis of 'generalized arousal' that underlies all motivated behaviors. Our science has advanced sufficiently to attack mechanisms linking specific motivations to these general arousal mechanisms that intrinsically activate all biologically-regulated behaviors including ingestive behaviors. Learning from the well-developed reproductive behavior paradigm, we know that sex hormone effects on hypothalamic neurons have been studied to a point where receptor mechanisms are relatively well understood, a neural circuit for a sex steroid-dependent behavior has been worked out, and several functional genomic regulations have been discovered...
June 30, 2006: Physiology & Behavior
E O Alvarez, M B Ruarte, A M Banzan
The possible role of histamine sensitive sites in hippocampus and the nucleus accumbens on memory and exploratory motivation was studied. As a model of memory, the learning of an active avoidance response to an ultrasonic tone anticipating an electric shock was used. As a model of motivation, an elevated asymmetric plus-maze with arms differing in the presence or absence of walls (APM) was used. All rats were implanted with microinjection cannulae into the ventral, dorsal hippocampus or the nucleus accumbens...
October 15, 2001: Behavioural Brain Research
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