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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713264/white-matter-changes-related-gait-and-executive-function-deficits-associations-with-age-and-parkinson-s-disease
#1
Jennifer Sartor, Kristina Bettecken, Felix P Bernhard, Marc Hofmann, Till Gladow, Tobias Lindig, Meltem Ciliz, Mara Ten Kate, Johanna Geritz, Sebastian Heinzel, Marije Benedictus, Philip Scheltens, Markus A Hobert, Walter Maetzler
Background: White matter changes (WMC) are a common finding among older adults and patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), and have been associated with, e.g., gait deficits and executive dysfunction. How the factors age and PD influence WMC-related deficits is, to our best knowledge, not investigated to date. We hypothesized that advanced age and presence of PD leads to WMC-related symptoms while practicing tasks with a low complexity level, and low age and absence of PD leads to WMC-related symptoms while practicing tasks with a high complexity level...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713263/the-frequency-dependent-aerobic-exercise-effects-of-hypothalamic-gabaergic-expression-and-cardiovascular-functions-in-aged-rats
#2
Yan Li, Ziqi Zhao, Jiajia Cai, Boya Gu, Yuanyuan Lv, Li Zhao
A decline in cardiovascular modulation is a feature of the normal aging process and associated with cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) such as hypertension and stroke. Exercise training is known to promote cardiovascular adaptation in young animals and positive effects on motor and cognitive capabilities, as well as on brain plasticity for all ages in mice. Here, we examine the question of whether aerobic exercise interventions may impact the GABAergic neurons of the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) in aged rats which have been observed to have a decline in cardiovascular integration function...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713262/effects-of-strength-training-and-anabolic-steroid-in-the-peripheral-nerve-and-skeletal-muscle-morphology-of-aged-rats
#3
Walter Krause Neto, Wellington de A Silva, Adriano P Ciena, Ricardo Aparecido Baptista Nucci, Carlos A Anaruma, Eliane F Gama
Thirty male 20-month-old Wistar rats were divided into groups: IC-initial control (n = 6), FC-final control (n = 6), AC-anabolic hormone control (n = 6), ST-strength trained (n = 6) and STA-strength trained with anabolic hormone (n = 6). All groups were submitted to adaptation, familiarization and maximum load carrying test (MLCT). Strength training (6-8×/session with loads of 50%-100% MLCT, 3×/week and pause of 120 s) was performed in ladder climbing (LC) for 15 weeks. The administration of testosterone propionate (TP) was performed 2×/week (10 mg/kg) in animals in the AC and STA groups...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713261/age-related-decline-in-the-variation-of-dynamic-functional-connectivity-a-resting-state-analysis
#4
Yuanyuan Chen, Weiwei Wang, Xin Zhao, Miao Sha, Ya'nan Liu, Xiong Zhang, Jianguo Ma, Hongyan Ni, Dong Ming
Normal aging is typically characterized by abnormal resting-state functional connectivity (FC), including decreasing connectivity within networks and increasing connectivity between networks, under the assumption that the FC over the scan time was stationary. In fact, the resting-state FC has been shown in recent years to vary over time even within minutes, thus showing the great potential of intrinsic interactions and organization of the brain. In this article, we assumed that the dynamic FC consisted of an intrinsic dynamic balance in the resting brain and was altered with increasing age...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701950/cerebrospinal-fluid-a%C3%AE-43-is-reduced-in-early-onset-compared-to-late-onset-alzheimer-s-disease-but-has-similar-diagnostic-accuracy-to-a%C3%AE-42
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Camilla Lauridsen, Sigrid B Sando, Ina Møller, Guro Berge, Precious K Pomary, Gøril R Grøntvedt, Øyvind Salvesen, Geir Bråthen, Linda R White
Background: Amyloid beta 1-43 (Aβ43) may be a useful additional biomarker for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease (AD). We have investigated cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) levels of Aβ43 in patients with early-onset AD in contrast to levels in late-onset AD. For comparison, in addition to the 'core' biomarkers, several other analytes were also determined [YKL-40, neurofilament light (NF-L), glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), and progranulin]. Material and Methods: Cerebrospinal fluid samples were obtained from patients with early-onset AD (age ≤ 62, n = 66), late-onset AD (age ≥ 68, n = 25), and groups of cognitively intact individuals (age ≤ 62, n = 41, age ≥ 68, n = 39)...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701949/editorial-the-metabolic-inflammatory-axis-in-brain-aging-and-neurodegeneration
#6
EDITORIAL
Fei Yin, Jia Yao, Roberta D Brinton, Enrique Cadenas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701948/microglial-activation-in-traumatic-brain-injury
#7
REVIEW
Cornelius K Donat, Gregory Scott, Steve M Gentleman, Magdalena Sastre
Microglia have a variety of functions in the brain, including synaptic pruning, CNS repair and mediating the immune response against peripheral infection. Microglia rapidly become activated in response to CNS damage. Depending on the nature of the stimulus, microglia can take a number of activation states, which correspond to altered microglia morphology, gene expression and function. It has been reported that early microglia activation following traumatic brain injury (TBI) may contribute to the restoration of homeostasis in the brain...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701947/protein-restricted-diets-for-ameliorating-motor-fluctuations-in-parkinson-s-disease
#8
REVIEW
Luxi Wang, Nian Xiong, Jinsha Huang, Shiyi Guo, Ling Liu, Chao Han, Guoxin Zhang, Haiyang Jiang, Kai Ma, Yun Xia, Xiaoyun Xu, Jie Li, Jing Y Liu, Tao Wang
Levodopa is considered to be the most effective symptomatic drug for Parkinson's disease (PD). As the disease progresses, however, the patients are likely to experience a reduced response to levodopa and develop motor fluctuations (i.e., end-of-dose wearing off and unpredictable "on-off"). Protein-rich diets and elevated plasma concentrations of large neutral amino acids have been proved to impair the therapeutic effect of levodopa by reducing its absorption and influx into the brain. On the other hand, the protein-restricted diets including low-protein diet (LPD), protein-redistribution diet (PRD) and PRD with use of low-protein products can all improve the efficacy of levodopa in patients with motor fluctuations...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690540/the-role-of-microglia-in-prion-diseases-a-paradigm-of-functional-diversity
#9
REVIEW
Juliane Obst, Emilie Simon, Renzo Mancuso, Diego Gomez-Nicola
Inflammation is a major component of neurodegenerative diseases. Microglia are the innate immune cells in the central nervous system (CNS). In the healthy brain, microglia contribute to tissue homeostasis and regulation of synaptic plasticity. Under disease conditions, they play a key role in the development and maintenance of the neuroinflammatory response, by showing enhanced proliferation and activation. Prion diseases are progressive chronic neurodegenerative disorders associated with the accumulation of the scrapie prion protein PrP(Sc), a misfolded conformer of the cellular prion protein PrP(C)...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690539/neurimmirs-and-postoperative-delirium-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-total-hip-knee-replacement-a-pilot-study
#10
Rui Dong, Lingling Sun, Yayuan Lu, Xi Yang, Mian Peng, Zongze Zhang
Objective: Postoperative delirium (POD) is a frequent complication after surgery and its occurrence is associated with poor outcomes. The pathophysiology of this complication is not clear, but identification of risk factors is important for positive postoperative outcomes. The purpose of this study was to investigate the associations between the preoperative expression levels of microRNA (miR)-146a, miR-125b, and miR-181c in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum and the development and severity of POD. Methods: Forty elderly patients aged 65 years old and older admitted for elective total hip/knee replacement under spinal anesthesia...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680398/trem2-dap12-complex-regulates-inflammatory-responses-in-microglia-via-the-jnk-signaling-pathway
#11
Li Zhong, Zhen-Lian Zhang, Xinxiu Li, Chunyan Liao, Pengfei Mou, Tingting Wang, Zongqi Wang, Zhe Wang, Min Wei, Huaxi Xu, Guojun Bu, Xiao-Fen Chen
DNAX-activating protein of 12 kDa (DAP12) is a signaling adapter protein expressed in cells that participate in innate immune responses. By pairing with different triggering receptors expressed on myeloid cell (TREM) proteins, DAP12 can mediate both positive and negative cellular responses. In particular, TREM1 acts as an amplifier of the immune response, while TREM2 functions as a negative regulator. TREM2 has also been shown to stimulate the phagocytosis of apoptotic neurons and define the barrier function in microglia...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676758/loss-of-peripheral-sensory-function-explains-much-of-the-increase-in-postural-sway-in-healthy-older-adults
#12
Eric Anson, Robin T Bigelow, Bonnielin Swenor, Nandini Deshpande, Stephanie Studenski, John J Jeka, Yuri Agrawal
Postural sway increases with age and peripheral sensory disease. Whether, peripheral sensory function is related to postural sway independent of age in healthy adults is unclear. Here, we investigated the relationship between tests of visual function (VISFIELD), vestibular function (CANAL or OTOLITH), proprioceptive function (PROP), and age, with center of mass sway area (COM) measured with eyes open then closed on firm and then a foam surface. A cross-sectional sample of 366 community dwelling healthy adults from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging was tested...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676757/greater-cortical-thickness-in-elderly-female-yoga-practitioners-a-cross-sectional-study
#13
Rui F Afonso, Joana B Balardin, Sara Lazar, João R Sato, Nadja Igarashi, Danilo F Santaella, Shirley S Lacerda, Edson Amaro, Elisa H Kozasa
Yoga, a mind-body activity that requires attentional engagement, has been associated with positive changes in brain structure and function, especially in areas related to awareness, attention, executive functions and memory. Normal aging, on the other hand, has also been associated with structural and functional brain changes, but these generally involve decreased cognitive functions. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to compare brain cortical thickness (CT) in elderly yoga practitioners and a group of age-matched healthy non-practitioners...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676756/inhibition-of-pirb-activity-by-tat-pep-improves-mouse-motor-ability-and-cognitive-behavior
#14
Ya-Jing Mi, Hai Chen, Na Guo, Meng-Yi Sun, Zhao-Hua Zhao, Xing-Chun Gao, Xiao-Long Wang, Rui-San Zhang, Jiang-Bing Zhou, Xing-Chun Gou
Paired immunoglobulin-like receptor B (PirB), a functional receptor for myelin-associated inhibitory proteins, plays an important role in axon regeneration in injured brains. However, its role in normal brain function with age has not been previously investigated. Therefore in this study, we examined the expression level of PirB in the cerebral cortex, hippocampus and cerebellum of mice at 1 month, 3 months and 18 months of age. The results showed that the expression of PirB increased with age. We further demonstrated that overexpression of PirB inhibited neurite outgrowth in PC12 cells, and this inhibitory activity of PirB could be reversed by TAT-PEP, which is a recombinant soluble PirB ectodomain fused with TAT domain for blood-brain barrier penetration...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676755/variants-in-snca-gene-are-associated-with-parkinson-s-disease-risk-and-cognitive-symptoms-in-a-brazilian-sample
#15
Clarissa L C Campêlo, Fernanda C Cagni, Diego de Siqueira Figueredo, Luiz G Oliveira, Antônio B Silva-Neto, Priscila T Macêdo, José R Santos, Geison S Izídio, Alessandra M Ribeiro, Tiago G de Andrade, Clécio de Oliveira Godeiro, Regina H Silva
Genetic susceptibility contributes to the etiology of sporadic Parkinson's Disease (PD) and worldwide studies have found positive associations of polymorphisms in the alpha-synuclein gene (SNCA) with the risk for PD. However, little is known about the influence of variants of SNCA in individual traits or phenotypical aspects of PD. Further, there is a lack of studies with Latin-American samples. We evaluated the association between SNCA single nucleotide polymorphisms (single nucleotide polymorphisms, SNPs - rs2583988, rs356219, rs2736990, and rs11931074) and PD risk in a Brazilians sample...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676754/16s-rrna-next-generation-sequencing-analysis-shows-bacteria-in-alzheimer-s-post-mortem-brain
#16
David C Emery, Deborah K Shoemark, Tom E Batstone, Christy M Waterfall, Jane A Coghill, Tanya L Cerajewska, Maria Davies, Nicola X West, Shelley J Allen
The neurological deterioration associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD), involving accumulation of amyloid-beta peptides and neurofibrillary tangles, is associated with evident neuroinflammation. This is now seen to be a significant contributor to pathology. Recently the tenet of the privileged status of the brain, regarding microbial compromise, has been questioned, particularly in terms of neurodegenerative diseases. It is now being considered that microbiological incursion into the central nervous system could be either an initiator or significant contributor to these...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674492/aberrant-intrinsic-activity-and-connectivity-in-cognitively-normal-parkinson-s-disease
#17
Deborah L Harrington, Qian Shen, Gabriel N Castillo, J Vincent Filoteo, Irene Litvan, Colleen Takahashi, Chelsea French
Disturbances in intrinsic activity during resting-state functional MRI (rsfMRI) are common in Parkinson's disease (PD), but have largely been studied in a priori defined subnetworks. The cognitive significance of abnormal intrinsic activity is also poorly understood, as are abnormalities that precede the onset of mild cognitive impairment. To address these limitations, we leveraged three different analytic approaches to identify disturbances in rsfMRI metrics in 31 cognitively normal PD patients (PD-CN) and 30 healthy adults...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674491/microglial-activation-in-the-pathogenesis-of-huntington-s-disease
#18
REVIEW
Hui-Ming Yang, Su Yang, Shan-Shan Huang, Bei-Sha Tang, Ji-Feng Guo
Huntington's disease (HD) is an autosomal dominantly inherited neurodegenerative disorder caused by expanded CAG trinucleotide repeats (>36) in exon 1 of HTT gene that encodes huntingtin protein. Although HD is characterized by a predominant loss of neurons in the striatum and cortex, previous studies point to a critical role of aberrant accumulation of mutant huntingtin in microglia that contributes to the progressive neurodegeneration in HD, through both cell-autonomous and non-cell-autonomous mechanisms...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670275/results-of-an-interdisciplinary-day-care-approach-for-chronic-tinnitus-treatment-a-prospective-study-introducing-the-jena-interdisciplinary-treatment-for-tinnitus
#19
Daniela Ivansic, Christian Dobel, Gerd F Volk, Daniel Reinhardt, Boris Müller, Ulrich C Smolenski, Orlando Guntinas-Lichius
Objective: Considering the heterogeneity of the symptoms shown by patients suffering from chronic tinnitus, there are surprisingly few interdisciplinary treatments available, and mostly available only for inpatients. In order to provide an interdisciplinary treatment, we developed a day care concept in which each patient was treated by an ENT doctor, a cognitive behavioral therapist, a specialist for medical rehabilitation and an audiologist (Jena Interdisciplinary Treatment for Tinnitus, JITT). The aim of this study was to observe the changes of tinnitus related distress due to interdisciplinary day care treatment and to determine which factors mediate this change...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670274/differentially-severe-cognitive-effects-of-compromised-cerebral-blood-flow-in-aged-mice-association-with-myelin-degradation-and-microglia-activation
#20
Gilly Wolf, Amit Lotan, Tzuri Lifschytz, Hagar Ben-Ari, Tirzah Kreisel Merzel, Pavel Tatarskyy, Michael Valitzky, Ben Mernick, Elad Avidan, Nickolay Koroukhov, Bernard Lerer
Bilateral common carotid artery stenosis (BCAS) models the effects of compromised cerebral blood flow on brain structure and function in mice. We compared the effects of BCAS in aged (21 month) and young adult (3 month) female mice, anticipating a differentially more severe effect in the older mice. Four weeks after surgery there was a significant age by time by treatment interaction on the radial-arm water maze (RAWM; p = 0.014): on the first day of the test, latencies of old mice were longer compared to the latencies of young adult mice, independent of BCAS...
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