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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332073/aicardi-gouti%C3%A3-res-syndrome-unusual-neuro-radiological-manifestations
#1
Ghada M H Abdel-Salam, Mohamed S Abdel-Hamid, Shaimaa A Mohammad, Sherif F Abdel-Ghafar, Doaa R Soliman, Hala T El-Bassyouni, Laila Effat, Maha S Zaki
Aicardi-Goutières syndrome (AGS) is one of the expanding group of inherited congenital infection like syndromes. Here, we describe the detailed clinical and imaging findings of two sibs with AGS. Each shows scattered periventricular intracranial calcifications, severe global delay, seizures, microcephaly and spasticity. Interestingly, chilblains were observed in the two sisters as well as their parents and a paternal uncle. The brain MRI of the older sister showed marked ventricular dilatation as a result of unusual associated porencephalic cysts...
March 23, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326463/relationship-between-selenium-lead-and-mercury-in-red-blood-cells-of-saudi-autistic-children
#2
Afaf El-Ansary, Geir Bjørklund, Alexey A Tinkov, Anatoly V Skalny, Hussain Al Dera
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. Environmental contribution to ASD is due in large part to the sensitivity of the developing brain to external exposures such as lead (Pb), and mercury (Hg) as toxic heavy metals or due to a poor detoxification ability as the phenotype of this disorder. Selenium (Se) as an antioxidant element that counteracts the neurotoxicity of Hg, and Pb, presumably through the formation of nontoxic complexes...
March 21, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321601/late-onset-melas-with-m-3243a%C3%A2-%C3%A2-g-mutation-and-its-association-with-aneurysm-formation
#3
Kun Zhu, Shuang Li, Huan Chen, Yao Wang, Miao Yu, Hongyan Wang, Weijie Zhao, Yunpeng Cao
We reported a 53-year-old with late-onset mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) accompanied by aneurysm and large vessel dilations. Most studies have focused on microangiopathy causing stroke-like episodes. We report a case to describe large vessel involvement in clinical considerations, and possible mechanisms of aneurysm formation. We recommended regular angiographic examination for patients with MELAS.
March 21, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321600/post-6-ohda-lesion-exposure-to-stress-affects-neurotrophic-factor-expression-and-aggravates-motor-impairment
#4
Phumzile Nomfundo Ngema, Musa Vuyisile Mabandla
Chronic exposure to stress amplifies locomotor deficits and exacerbates dopamine neuron loss in an animal model for Parkinson's disease. The release of neurotrophic factors such as glial cell-line derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) and neurotrophin-3 (NT-3) following neuronal injury attenuates exacerbated degeneration of these neurons. In this study, the neurotoxin 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) was injected unilaterally into the medial forebrain bundle of male Sprague Dawley rats. A subset of these rats was subjected to post-lesion restraint stress after which the effect of exposure to stress on locomotor activity (forelimb akinesia test), neurotrophic factor (GDNF and NT-3) and corticosterone concentration was assessed...
March 20, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315992/omega-3-fatty-acid-supplementation-decreases-dna-damage-in-brain-of-rats-subjected-to-a-chemically-induced-chronic-model-of-tyrosinemia-type-ii
#5
Milena Carvalho-Silva, Lara M Gomes, Giselli Scaini, Joyce Rebelo, Adriani P Damiani, Maiara Pereira, Vanessa M Andrade, Fernanda F Gava, Samira S Valvassori, Patricia F Schuck, Gustavo C Ferreira, Emilio L Streck
Tyrosinemia type II is an inborn error of metabolism caused by a mutation in a gene encoding the enzyme tyrosine aminotransferase leading to an accumulation of tyrosine in the body, and is associated with neurologic and development difficulties in numerous patients. Because the accumulation of tyrosine promotes oxidative stress and DNA damage, the main aim of this study was to investigate the possible antioxidant and neuroprotective effects of omega-3 treatment in a chemically-induced model of Tyrosinemia type II in hippocampus, striatum and cerebral cortex of rats...
March 18, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303450/dr%C3%AE-1-mog-35-55-treatment-reduces-lesion-volumes-and-improves-neurological-deficits-after-traumatic-brain-injury
#6
Liu Yang, Zhijia Liu, Honglei Ren, Lei Zhang, Siman Gao, Li Ren, Zhi Chai, Roberto Meza-Romero, Gil Benedek, Arthur A Vandenbark, Halina Offner, Minshu Li
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) results in severe neurological impairments without effective treatments. Inflammation appears to be an important contributor to key pathogenic events such as secondary brain injury following TBI and therefore serves as a promising target for novel therapies. We have recently demonstrated the ability of a molecular construct comprised of the human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DRα1 domain linked covalently to mouse (m)MOG-35-55 peptide (DRα1-MOG-35-55 construct) to reduce CNS inflammation and tissue injury in animal models of multiple sclerosis and ischemic stroke...
March 16, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299627/analysis-of-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-gene-methylation-in-autistic-males-in-a-chinese-han-population
#7
Xuelai Wang, Shuang Liang, Yi Sun, Haixin Li, Fumio Endo, Mitsuyoshi Nakao, Noriko Saitoh, Lijie Wu
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopment disorder with abnormalities of social interaction, communication and repetitive behaviors. The higher prevalence of ASD in men implies a potential relationship between sex hormones and ASD etiology. The ESR2 gene encodes estrogen receptor beta (ESR2) and plays an important role during brain development. A relationship between ESR2 and ASD has been suggested by studies on single nucleotide polymorphisms and mRNA and protein expression levels in ASD patients...
March 16, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299626/efficacy-and-safety-of-escitalopram-in-treatment-of-severe-depression-in-chinese-population
#8
Tianmei Si, Gang Wang, Fude Yang, Yiru Fang, Maosheng Fang, Jijun Li, Jicheng Dong, Xinhua Shen, Jianmin Zhuo, Qing Rui, Jinan Wang, Hu Cuili
Severe depression accounts for one-third of depressed patients. Increasing severity of depression usually hinders patients from achieving remission. This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of escitalopram in acute-phase treatment of severe major depressive disorder (MDD). A total of 225 participants with severe MDD (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition criteria), with a current depressive episode and Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) score of ≥30 were enrolled...
March 15, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299625/the-effects-of-lipoic-acid-on-redox-status-in-brain-regions-and-systemic-circulation-in-streptozotocin-induced-sporadic-alzheimer-s-disease-model
#9
Mehmet Evren Erdoğan, Seval Aydın, Karolin Yanar, Murat Mengi, Ahmet Doğukan Kansu, Tamer Cebe, Ahmet Belce, Mert Çelikten, Ufuk Çakatay
While the deterioration of insulin-glucose metabolism (IGM), impaired redox homeostasis (IRH), β-amyloid accumulation was reported in Sporadic Alzheimer's Disease (SAD) model, aforementioned factors related to lipoic acid administration and anthropometric indexes (AIs) are not yet studied with integrative approach. β-amyloid accumulation, redox homeostasis biomarkers and AIs are investigated in SAD model. Streptozotocin-induced inhibition of insulin-signaling cascade but not GLUT-2 and GLUT-3 transporters takes a role in β-amyloid accumulation...
March 15, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281034/synergistic-anticonvulsant-effects-of-pregabalin-and-amlodipine-on-acute-seizure-model-of-epilepsy-in-mice
#10
Itefaq Hussain Qureshi, Azra Riaz, Rafeeq Alam Khan, Afaq Ahmed Siddiqui
Status epilepticus is a life threatening neurological medical emergency. It may cause serious damage to the brain and even death in many cases if not treated properly. There is limited choice of drugs for the short term and long term management of status epilepticus and the dugs recommended for status epilepticus possess various side effects. The present study was designed to investigate synergistic anticonvulsant effects of pregabalin with amlodipine on acute seizure model of epilepsy in mice. Pentylenetetrazole was used to induce acute seizures which mimic status epilepticus...
March 9, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281033/a-treatable-cause-of-myelopathy-and-vision-loss-mimicking-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-late-onset-biotinidase-deficiency
#11
Sanem Yilmaz, Mine Serin, Ebru Canda, Cenk Eraslan, Hande Tekin, Sema Kalkan Ucar, Sarenur Gokben, Hasan Tekgul, Gul Serdaroglu
Biotinidase deficiency is characterized by severe neurological manifestations as hypotonia, lethargy, ataxia, hearing loss, seizures and developmental retardation in its classical form. Late-onset biotinidase deficiency presents distinctly from the classical form such as limb weakness and vision problems. A 14-year-old boy presented with progressive vision loss and upper limb weakness. The patient was initiated steroid therapy with a preliminary diagnosis of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder due to the craniospinal imaging findings demonstrating optic nerve, brainstem and longitudinally extensive spinal cord involvement...
March 9, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265840/characterization-of-the-ca1-pyramidal-neurons-in-rat-model-of-hepatic-cirrhosis-insights-into-their-electrophysiological-properties
#12
Mahshid Tahamtan, Iraj Aghaei, Vahid Pooladvand, Vahid Sheibani, Mohammad Khaksari, Mohammad Shabani
Although the key contributors of altering neurological function in hepatic encephalopathy are relatively well known, the electrophysiological mechanism of CA1 damage, a key vulnerable area during hyperammonemia, have not yet been defined. Therefore, here we focus on the electrophysiological mechanisms of cognitive impairments following bile duct ligation (BDL). We performed patch-clamp recordings from the CA1 pyramidal neurons in hippocampus of male Wistar rats, which underwent sham or BDL surgery. A striking electrophysiological change of hippocampal neurons in experimental model of BDL was observed in the present study...
March 7, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265839/achyranthes-aspera-attenuates-epilepsy-in-experimental-animals-possible-involvement-of-gabaergic-mechanism
#13
Gollapalle Lakshminarayanashastry Viswanatha, Marikunte V Venkataranganna, Nunna Bheema Lingeswara Prasad, Ashok Godavarthi
The present study was aimed to examine the possible anticonvulsant property of aerial parts of Achyranthes aspera using various experimental models of epilepsy in mice. Petroleum ether extract of aerial parts of A. aspera (PeAA), methanolic eAA (MeAA) and aqueous eAA (AeAA) was initially evaluated against six-hertz seizure model in mice, based on the outcomes the effective extract was further evaluated against maximal electroshock (MES) and pentylenetetrazole (PTZ) models in mice. In addition, the potent extract was evaluated against the PTZ model by co-administering with flumazenil (FMZ), and also evaluated for its effect on GABA levels in brain and NMDA-induced lethality in mice...
March 6, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261756/association-between-hyperhomocysteinemia-and-stroke-with-atherosclerosis-and-small-artery-occlusion-depends-on-homocysteine-metabolism-related-vitamin-levels-in-chinese-patients-with-normal-renal-function
#14
Guan-Hui Wu, Fan-Zhen Kong, Xiao-Feng Dong, De-Feng Wu, Qian-Zhu Guo, Ai-Rong Shen, Qing-Zhang Cheng, Wei-Feng Luo
This study was conducted to investigate the role of different homocysteine metabolism-related vitamin (HMRV) levels in the correlation between hyperhomocysteinemia (HHCY) and ischemic stroke (IS) subtypes. Three hundred and forty-eight IS patients manifesting different vascular subtypes were subclassified on the basis of HMRV deficiencies. Correlation between HHCY and IS subtypes was investigated in all the subgroups. In this study, HHCY was significantly correlated with the IS subtypes in large artery atherosclerosis (OR 1...
March 6, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258445/physio-somatic-symptoms-in-schizophrenia-association-with-depression-anxiety-neurocognitive-deficits-and-the-tryptophan-catabolite-pathway
#15
Buranee Kanchanatawan, Sunee Sirivichayakul, Supaksorn Thika, Kiat Ruxrungtham, André F Carvalho, Michel Geffard, George Anderson, Cristiano Noto, Rada Ivanova, Michael Maes
To investigate the frequency of physio-somatic symptoms (PS) symptoms in schizophrenia and their relation to positive, negative and affective symptoms; neurocognitive deficits and impairments in the tryptophan catabolite (TRYCAT) pathway. Eighty four patients with schizophrenia and 40 healthy controls were assessed using the 12 item Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Rating scale (FF) and scales for negative and positive symptoms, depression and anxiety. Cognitive functioning was tested using the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery (CANTAB)...
March 3, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255864/hyperinsulinemia-and-elevated-systolic-blood-pressure-independently-predict-white-matter-hyperintensities-with-associated-cognitive-decrement-in-the-middle-aged-offspring-of-dementia-patients
#16
Keith A Hawkins, Nazli Emadi, Godfrey D Pearlson, Anderson M Winkler, Beth Taylor, Latha Dulipsingh, Diana King, Brian Pittman, Karen Blank
Cerebrovascular disease is an independent risk factor for dementia that may also be synergistic with Alzheimer's disease. In recent years attention has switched from cerebral infarcts to microvascular disease as the primary cause of cerebrovascular cognitive decline, with damage to the white matter the primary mechanism. Uncertainties remain regarding the risks posed by different types vascular threat, the extent to which cerebrovascular damage occurs in middle age, and whether relatively "normal" amounts of white matter damage are accompanied by meaningful degrees of cognitive decline...
March 3, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255863/genistein-inhibited-ammonia-induced-astrocyte-swelling-by-inhibiting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-mediated-nitric-oxide-formation
#17
Hongliang Dai, Guizhi Jia, Wei Wang, Chunguang Liang, Siyu Han, Minghui Chu, Xifan Mei
Our previous study has indicated the involvement of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) transactivation in ammonia-induced astrocyte swelling, which represents a major pathogenesis of brain edema in hepatic encephalopathy. In this study, we examined the effect of genistein, a naturally occurred broad-spectrum protein tyrosine kinase (PTK) inhibitor, on ammonia-induced cell swelling. We found that genistein pretreatment significantly prevented ammonia-induced astrocyte swelling. Mechanistically, ammonia triggered EGFR/extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) association and subsequent ERK phosphorylation were alleviated by genistein pretreatment...
March 3, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255862/investigation-of-thymol-effect-on-learning-and-memory-impairment-induced-by-intrahippocampal-injection-of-amyloid-beta-peptide-in-high-fat-diet-fed-rats
#18
Masoumeh Asadbegi, Parichehreh Yaghmaei, Iraj Salehi, Alireza Komaki, Azadeh Ebrahim-Habibi
Obesity and consumption of a high fat diet (HFD) are known to increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD). In the present study, we have examined the protective and therapeutic effects of thymol (main monoterpene phenol found in thyme essential oil) on a HFD-fed rat model of AD. Fourty adult male Wistar rats were randomly assigned to 5 groups:(n = 8 rats/group): group 1, control, consumed an ordinary diet, group 2 consumed a HFD for 8 weeks, then received phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) via intrahippocampal (IHP) injection, group 3 consumed HFD for 8 weeks, then received beta-amyloid (Aβ)1-42 via IHP injections to induce AD, group 4 consumed HFD for 8 weeks, then received Aβ1-42, and was treated by thymol (30 mg/kg in sunflower oil) daily for 4 weeks, and group 5 consumed HFD for 8 week, then received Aβ1-42 after what sunflower oil was administered by oral gavage daily for 4 weeks...
March 2, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243847/effect-of-methamphetamine-exposure-during-pregnancy-and-lactation-on-polysialic-acid-neural-cell-adhesion-molecule-expression-in-rat-s-offspring-hippocampus
#19
Fariba Baei, Aliakbar Rajabzadeh, Javad Bagheri, Zahra Jalayeri, Alireza Ebrahimzadeh-Bideskan
Pregnant women constitute about half the users of methamphetamine (MA), in whom the consumption may continue during breastfeeding. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of MA use during pregnancy and lactation on the hippocampus of pups. 35 pregnant Wistar rats were divided into seven groups, including three experimental groups daily administered with 5 mg/kg of MA (i.p.) during the prenatal and/or postnatal period (PND1-22). In addition, three sham control groups received normal saline at the same dose, and one normal control group received no interventions since early pregnancy until the end of lactation...
February 27, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243846/protective-effect-of-tropisetron-on-high-glucose-induced-apoptosis-and-oxidative-stress-in-pc12-cells-roles-of-jnk-p38-mapks-and-mitochondria-pathway
#20
Azadeh Aminzadeh
Tropisetron, a selective 5-HT3 receptor (5-HT3R) antagonist, is widely used to counteract chemotherapy-induced emesis. There is growing interest concerning the beneficial effects of tropisetron on the treatment of several diseases. This study was carried out to examine effects of tropisetron on high glucose (HG) induced apoptosis in PC12 cells as a suitable culture model for studying neuronal functions. Apoptosis was induced by HG, and cells were treated with HG in the absence and presence of tropisetron for varying periods of time...
February 27, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
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