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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346650/persistence-of-zika-virus-after-birth-clinical-virological-neuroimaging-and-neuropathological-documentation-in-a-5-month-infant-with-congenital-zika-syndrome
#1
Leila Chimelli, Sheila Moura Pone, Elyzabeth Avvad-Portari, Zilton Farias Meira Vasconcelos, Andrea Araújo Zin, Daniela Prado Cunha, Nathalia Raposo Thompson, Maria Elisabeth Lopes Moreira, Clayton A Wiley, Marcos Vinicius da Silva Pone
During the Zika epidemic in Brazil, a baby was born at term with microcephaly and arthrogryposis. The mother had Zika symptoms at 10 weeks of gestation. At 17 weeks, ultrasound showed cerebral malformation and ventriculomegaly. At 24 weeks, the amniotic fluid contained ZIKV RNA and at birth, placenta and maternal blood were also positive using RT-qPCR. At birth the baby urine contained ZIKV RNA, whereas CSF at birth and urine at 17 days did not. Seizures started at 6 days. EEG was abnormal and CT scan showed cerebral atrophy, calcifications, lissencephaly, ventriculomegaly, and cerebellar hypoplasia...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346563/lc3-immunostaining-in-the-inferior-olivary-nuclei-of-cats-with-niemann-pick-disease-type-c1-is-associated-with-patterned-purkinje-cell-loss
#2
Brittney L Gurda, Jessica H Bagel, Samantha J Fisher, Mark L Schultz, Andrew P Lieberman, Peter Hand, Charles H Vite, Gary P Swain
The feline model of Niemann-Pick disease, type C1 (NPC1) recapitulates the clinical, neuropathological, and biochemical abnormalities present in children with NPC1. The hallmarks of disease are the lysosomal storage of unesterified cholesterol and multiple sphingolipids in neurons, and the spatial and temporal distribution of Purkinje cell death. In feline NPC1 brain, microtubule-associated protein 1 light chain 3 (LC3) accumulations, indicating autophagosomes, were found within axons and presynaptic terminals...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342287/to-the-brain-and-back-migratory-paths-of-dendritic-cells-in-multiple-sclerosis
#3
Maxime De Laere, Zwi N Berneman, Nathalie Cools
Migration of dendritic cells (DC) to the central nervous system (CNS) is a critical event in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS). While up until now, research has mainly focused on the transmigration of DC through the blood-brain barrier, experimental evidence points out that also the choroid plexus and meningeal vessels represent important gateways to the CNS, especially in early disease stages. On the other hand, DC can exit the CNS to maintain immunological tolerance to patterns expressed in the CNS, a process that is perturbed in MS...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319809/increased-microglial-csf1r-expression-in-the-siv-macaque-model-of-hiv-cns-disease
#4
Audrey C Knight, Samuel A Brill, Suzanne E Queen, Patrick M Tarwater, Joseph L Mankowski
Chronic microglial activation and associated neuroinflammation are key factors in neurodegenerative diseases including HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders. Colony stimulating factor 1 receptor (CSF1R)-mediated signaling is constitutive in cells of the myeloid lineage, including microglia, promoting cell survival, proliferation, and differentiation. In amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Alzheimers disease, CSF1R is upregulated. Inhibiting CSF1R signaling in animal models of these diseases improved disease outcomes...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304218/selective-vulnerability-of-brainstem-nuclei-in-distinct-tauopathies-a-postmortem-study
#5
Rana A Eser, Alexander J Ehrenberg, Cathrine Petersen, Sara Dunlop, Maria B Mejia, Claudia K Suemoto, Christine M Walsh, Hima Rajana, Jun Oh, Panos Theofilas, William W Seeley, Bruce L Miller, Thomas C Neylan, Helmut Heinsen, Lea T Grinberg
The brainstem nuclei of the reticular formation (RF) are critical for regulating homeostasis, behavior, and cognition. RF degenerates in tauopathies including Alzheimer disease (AD), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), and corticobasal degeneration (CBD). Although the burden of phopho-tau inclusion is high across these diseases, suggesting a similar vulnerability pattern, a distinct RF-associated clinical phenotype in these diseases indicates the opposite. To compare patterns of RF selective vulnerability to tauopathies, we analyzed 5 RF nuclei in tissue from 14 AD, 14 CBD, 10 PSP, and 3 control cases...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300988/nerve-biopsy-is-still-useful-in-some-inherited-neuropathies
#6
Mathilde Duchesne, Stéphane Mathis, Laurence Richard, Corinne Magdelaine, Philippe Corcia, Sonia Nouioua, Meriem Tazir, Laurent Magy, Jean-Michel Vallat
In hereditary neuropathies, next-generation sequencing techniques are producing a vast number of candidate gene mutations that need to be verified or excluded by careful genotype-phenotype correlation analysis. In most cases, clinical acumen is still important but needs to be combined with data from nerve conduction studies and, in some cases, from nerve biopsy examinations. Indeed, characteristic clinical, electrophysiological, and sometimes pathological features may be suggestive of a particular subtype of Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281045/protein-phosphatase-2a-and-its-methylation-modulating-enzymes-lcmt-1-and-pme-1-are-dysregulated-in-tauopathies-of-progressive-supranuclear-palsy-and-alzheimer-disease
#7
Hye-Jin Park, Kang-Woo Lee, Stephanie Oh, Run Yan, Jie Zhang, Thomas G Beach, Charles H Adler, Michael Voronkov, Steven P Braithwaite, Jeffry B Stock, M Maral Mouradian
Hyperphosphorylated tau aggregates are characteristic of tauopathies including progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and Alzheimer disease (AD), but factors contributing to pathologic tau phosphorylation are not well understood. Here, we studied the regulation of the major tau phosphatase, the heterotrimeric AB55αC protein phosphatase 2 A (PP2A), in PSP and AD. The assembly and activity of this PP2A isoform are regulated by reversible carboxyl methylation of its catalytic C subunit, while the B subunit confers substrate specificity...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29272468/multiple-proteinopathies-in-familial-als-cases-with-optineurin-mutations
#8
Takashi Ayaki, Hidefumi Ito, Osamu Komure, Masaki Kamada, Masataka Nakamura, Reika Wate, Hirofumi Kusaka, Yuko Yamaguchi, Fangzhou Li, Hideshi Kawakami, Makoto Urushitani, Ryosuke Takahashi
Optineurin (OPTN) is a causative gene in familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) with transactivation response element DNA-binding protein of 43 kDa (TDP-43) protein pathology. Here, we report multiple proteinopathies in familial ALS cases with OPTN mutations. We examined the TDP-43, tau, and α-synuclein pathology of ALS cases with OPTN mutations including 2 previously reported cases (Cases 1 and 2) and 1 newly autopsied case (Case 3) that was clinically diagnosed as ALS and Parkinson disease with a heterozygous E478G OPTN mutation...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237087/type-frequency-and-spatial-distribution-of-immune-cell-infiltrates-in-cns-germinomas-evidence-for-inflammatory-and-immunosuppressive-mechanisms
#9
Pia Zapka, Evelyn Dörner, Verena Dreschmann, Noriaki Sakamato, Glen Kristiansen, Gabriele Calaminus, Christian Vokuhl, Ivo Leuschner, Torsten Pietsch
Central nervous system germinomas are characterized by a massive immune cell infiltrate. We systematically characterized these immune cells in 28 germinomas by immunophenotyping and image analysis. mRNA expression was analyzed by Nanostring technology and in situ RNA hybridization. Tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) were composed of 61.8% ± 3.1% (mean ± SE) CD3-positive T cells, including 45.2% ± 3.5% of CD4-positive T-helper cells, 23.4% ± 1.5% of CD8-positive cytotoxic T cells, 5.5% ± 0...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186496/anterior-cingulate-cortex-tdp-43-pathology-in-sporadic-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
#10
Heiko Braak, Kelly Del Tredici
Neuronal constituents of the human anterior cingulate cortex displayed morphological changes related to the 43-kDa transactive response DNA-binding protein (TDP-43) in advanced pathological stages of sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (sALS). By using nonphosphorylation-dependent TDP-43 immunocytochemistry, it was seen that the changes in susceptible pyramidal cells of the superficial cellular layers II-IIIab differed from those in the deep layers IIIc-Vb: A complete loss of nuclear TDP-43 expression (i...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186589/detergent-insoluble-proteins-and-inclusion-body-like-structures-immunoreactive-for-prkdc-dna-pk-dna-pkcs-ftl-nnt-and-aifm1-in-the-amygdala-of-cognitively-impaired-elderly-persons
#11
Jozsef Gal, Jing Chen, Yuriko Katsumata, David W Fardo, Wang-Xia Wang, Sergey Artiushin, Douglas Price, Sonya Anderson, Ela Patel, Haining Zhu, Peter T Nelson
Misfolded protein in the amygdala is a neuropathologic feature of Alzheimer disease and many other neurodegenerative disorders. We examined extracts from human amygdala (snap-frozen at autopsy) to investigate whether novel and as yet uncharacterized misfolded proteins would be detectable. Polypeptides from the detergent-insoluble, urea-soluble protein fractions of amygdala were interrogated using liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry. Among the detergent-insoluble proteins identified in amygdala of demented subjects but not controls were Tau, TDP-43, Aβ, α-synuclein, and ApoE...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186551/the-johns-hopkins-atlas-of-surgical-neuropathology-ipad-application
#12
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November 23, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155947/dementia-after-moderate-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-coexistence-of-multiple-proteinopathies
#13
Kimbra Kenney, Diego Iacono, Brian L Edlow, Douglas I Katz, Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, Kristen Dams-O'Connor, Daniel H Daneshvar, Allison Stevens, Allison L Moreau, Lee S Tirrell, Ani Varjabedian, Anastasia Yendiki, Andre van der Kouwe, Azma Mareyam, Jennifer A McNab, Wayne A Gordon, Bruce Fischl, Ann C McKee, Daniel P Perl
We report the clinical, neuroimaging, and neuropathologic characteristics of 2 patients who developed early onset dementia after a moderate-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Neuropathological evaluation revealed abundant β-amyloid neuritic and cored plaques, diffuse β-amyloid plaques, and frequent hyperphosphorylated-tau neurofibrillary tangles (NFT) involving much of the cortex, including insula and mammillary bodies in both cases. Case 1 additionally showed NFTs in both the superficial and deep cortical layers, occasional perivascular and depth-of-sulci NFTs, and parietal white matter rarefaction, which corresponded with decreased parietal fiber tracts observed on ex vivo MRI...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155968/novel-spiroplasma-spp-cultured-from-brains-and-lymph-nodes-from-ruminants-affected-with-transmissible-spongiform-encephalopathy
#14
Frank O Bastian, James Lynch, Sue Hagius, Xiaochu Wu, Greg McCormick, Donald G Luther, Philip H Elzer
Spiroplasma spp., tiny filterable wall-less bacteria, are consistently associated with the transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE). Spiral forms have been transiently isolated from TSE-affected brain tissues in SP4 growth media designed for isolation of Spiroplasma spp., but the isolate could not be propagated in SP4 media. A bacterium must grow in vitro in cell-free cultures to allow full characterization of a suspect pathogen. Here, a novel Spiroplasma sp. was isolated from scrapie- and chronic wasting disease (CWD)-affected brains and lymph nodes...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145658/characterization-of-detergent-insoluble-proteome-in-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy
#15
Jonathan D Cherry, Ahmad Zeineddin, Eric B Dammer, James A Webster, Duc Duong, Nicholas T Seyfried, Allan I Levey, Victor E Alvarez, Bertrand R Huber, Thor D Stein, Patrick T Kiernan, Ann C McKee, James J Lah, Chadwick M Hales
Quantitative proteomics of postmortem human brain can identify dysfunctional proteins that contribute to neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer disease (AD) and frontotemporal dementia. Similar studies in chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) are limited, therefore we hypothesized that proteomic sequencing of CTE frontal cortex brain homogenates from varying CTE pathologic stages may provide important new insights into this disorder. Quantitative proteomics of control, CTE and AD brains was performed to characterize differentially expressed proteins, and we identified over 4000 proteins in CTE brains, including significant enrichment of the microtubule associated protein tau...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095986/autobiography-series-from-there-to-here-a-crooked-trail-of-families-crossroads-serendipity-and-impatience
#16
James M Powers
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 31, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325172/pres-review-of-histological-features
#17
Nicholas Willard, Justin M Honce, B K Kleinschmidt-DeMasters
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome was described in 1996 as a clinical-neuroimaging entity characterized by parieto-occipital watershed-region edema without overt infarction. It has been linked to hypertension, eclampsia, immunosuppressive therapies, infections, and autoimmune disorders. The condition usually has an acute onset, presents with seizures, and ameliorates within days. There have been few neuropathological studies, but in some cases, tissue damage may be more permanent.
February 1, 2018: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186501/the-amygdala-as-a-locus-of-pathologic-misfolding-in-neurodegenerative-diseases
#18
Peter T Nelson, Erin L Abner, Ela Patel, Sonya Anderson, Donna M Wilcock, Richard J Kryscio, Linda J Van Eldik, Gregory A Jicha, Zsombor Gal, Ruth S Nelson, Bela G Nelson, Jozsef Gal, Md Tofial Azam, David W Fardo, Matthew D Cykowski
Over the course of most common neurodegenerative diseases the amygdala accumulates pathologically misfolded proteins. Misfolding of 1 protein in aged brains often is accompanied by the misfolding of other proteins, suggesting synergistic mechanisms. The multiplicity of pathogenic processes in human amygdalae has potentially important implications for the pathogenesis of Alzheimer disease, Lewy body diseases, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, primary age-related tauopathy, and hippocampal sclerosis, and for the biomarkers used to diagnose those diseases...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136455/lbh589-inhibits-glioblastoma-growth-and-angiogenesis-through-suppression-of-hif-1%C3%AE-expression
#19
Zhi-Gang Yao, Wen-Huan Li, Fang Hua, Hong-Xia Cheng, Miao-Qing Zhao, Xi-Chao Sun, Ye-Jun Qin, Jia-Mei Li
Glioblastoma (GBM) is an angiogenic malignancy with a highly unfavorable prognosis. Angiogenesis in GBM represents an adaptation to a hypoxic microenvironment and is correlated with tumor growth, invasion, clinical recurrence, and lethality. LBH589 (also called panobinostat) is a histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor with potent antitumor activity. In the current study, we investigated the mechanism and effects of LBH589 on GBM growth and hypoxia-induced angiogenesis in vitro and in vivo. To determine the antitumor and angiogenesis activity and mechanism of LBH589, we used cell proliferations in vitro and GBM xenografts in vivo...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136454/immediate-label-free-ex-vivo-evaluation-of-human-brain-tumor-biopsies-with-confocal-reflectance-microscopy
#20
Jennifer M Eschbacher, Joseph F Georges, Evgenii Belykh, Mohammedhassan Izady Yazdanabadi, Nikolay L Martirosyan, Emily Szeto, Catherine Y Seiler, Michael A Mooney, Jessica K Daniels, Katherine Y Goehring, Kendall R Van Keuren-Jensen, Mark C Preul, Stephen W Coons, Shwetal Mehta, Peter Nakaji
Confocal microscopy utilizing fluorescent dyes is widely gaining use in the clinical setting as a diagnostic tool. Reflectance confocal microscopy is a method of visualizing tissue specimens without fluorescent dyes while relying on the natural refractile properties of cellular and subcellular structures. We prospectively evaluated 76 CNS lesions with confocal reflectance microscopy (CRM) to determine cellularity, architecture, and morphological characteristics. A neuropathologist found that all cases showed similar histopathological features when compared to matched hematoxylin and eosin-stained sections...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
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