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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915917/translocation-of-molecular-chaperones-to-the-titin-springs-is-common-in-skeletal-myopathy-patients-and-affects-sarcomere-function
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Andreas Unger, Lisa Beckendorf, Pierre Böhme, Rudolf Kley, Marion von Frieling-Salewsky, Hanns Lochmüller, Rolf Schröder, Dieter O Fürst, Matthias Vorgerd, Wolfgang A Linke
Myopathies encompass a wide variety of acquired and hereditary disorders. The pathomechanisms include structural and functional changes affecting, e.g., myofiber metabolism and contractile properties. In this study, we observed increased passive tension (PT) of skinned myofibers from patients with myofibrillar myopathy (MFM) caused by FLNC mutations (MFM-filaminopathy) and limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type-2A due to CAPN3 mutations (LGMD2A), compared to healthy control myofibers. Because the giant protein titin determines myofiber PT, we measured its molecular size and the titin-to-myosin ratio, but found no differences between myopathies and controls...
September 15, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903781/transmission-of-%C3%AE-synuclein-containing-erythrocyte-derived-extracellular-vesicles-across-the-blood-brain-barrier-via-adsorptive-mediated-transcytosis-another-mechanism-for-initiation-and-progression-of-parkinson-s-disease
#2
Junichi Matsumoto, Tessandra Stewart, Lifu Sheng, Na Li, Kristin Bullock, Ning Song, Min Shi, William A Banks, Jing Zhang
Parkinson's disease (PD) pathophysiology develops in part from the formation, transmission, and aggregation of toxic species of the protein α-synuclein (α-syn). Recent evidence suggests that extracellular vesicles (EVs) may play a vital role in the transport of toxic α-syn between brain regions. Moreover, increasing evidence has highlighted the participation of peripheral molecules, particularly inflammatory species, which may influence or exacerbate the development of PD-related changes to the central nervous system (CNS), although detailed characterization of these species remains to be completed...
September 13, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882191/effects-of-sustained-i-c-v-infusion-of-lupus-csf-and-autoantibodies-on-behavioral-phenotype-and-neuronal-calcium-signaling
#3
Minesh Kapadia, Dunja Bijelić, Hui Zhao, Donglai Ma, Ljudmila Stojanovich, Milena Milošević, Pavle Andjus, Boris Šakić
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a potentially fatal autoimmune disease that is often accompanied by brain atrophy and diverse neuropsychiatric manifestations of unknown origin. More recently, it was observed that cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from patients and lupus-prone mice can be neurotoxic and that acute administration of specific brain-reactive autoantibodies (BRAs) can induce deficits in isolated behavioral tasks. Given the chronic and complex nature of CNS SLE, the current study examines broad behavioral performance and neuronal Ca(2+) signaling in mice receiving a sustained infusion of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from CNS SLE patients and putative BRAs (anti-NR2A, anti-ribosomal P, and anti-α-tubulin)...
September 7, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877763/alzheimer-s-disease-pathological-lesions-activate-the-spleen-tyrosine-kinase
#4
Jonas Elias Schweig, Hailan Yao, David Beaulieu-Abdelahad, Ghania Ait-Ghezala, Benoit Mouzon, Fiona Crawford, Michael Mullan, Daniel Paris
The pathology of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by dystrophic neurites (DNs) surrounding extracellular Aβ-plaques, microgliosis, astrogliosis, intraneuronal tau hyperphosphorylation and aggregation. We have previously shown that inhibition of the spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk) lowers Aβ production and tau hyperphosphorylation in vitro and in vivo. Here, we demonstrate that Aβ-overexpressing Tg PS1/APPsw, Tg APPsw mice, and tau overexpressing Tg Tau P301S mice exhibit a pathological activation of Syk compared to wild-type littermates...
September 6, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877758/neuron-loss-and-degeneration-in-the-progression-of-tdp-43-in-frontotemporal-lobar-degeneration
#5
Ahmed Yousef, John L Robinson, David J Irwin, Matthew D Byrne, Linda K Kwong, Edward B Lee, Yan Xu, Sharon X Xie, Lior Rennert, EunRan Suh, Vivianna M Van Deerlin, Murray Grossman, Virginia M-Y Lee, John Q Trojanowski
Frontotemporal lobar degeneration with TDP-43 inclusions (FTLD-TDP) is associated with the accumulation of pathological neuronal and glial intracytoplasmic inclusions as well as accompanying neuron loss. We explored if cortical neurons detected by NeuN decreased with increasing TDP-43 inclusion pathology in the postmortem brains of 63 patients with sporadic and familial FTLD-TDP. Semi-automated quantitative algorithms to quantify histology in tissue sections stained with antibodies specific for pathological or phosphorylated TDP-43 (pTDP-43) and NeuN were developed and validated in affected (cerebral cortex) and minimally affected (cerebellar cortex) brain regions of FTLD-TDP cases...
September 6, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874186/age-dependent-changes-in-synaptic-plasticity-enhance-tau-oligomerization-in-the-mouse-hippocampus
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Tetsuya Kimura, Mamiko Suzuki, Takumi Akagi
The aggregation mechanism of phosphorylated tau is an important therapeutic target for tauopathies, including Alzheimer's disease, although the mechanism by which aggregation occurs is still unknown. Because the phosphorylation process of tau is involved in the trafficking of AMPA receptors, which accompanies the long-term depression (LTD) of synapses, we examined the effect of LTD-inducing low-frequency stimulation (LFS) on the formation of pathological tau aggregates in adult and aged wild-type mice. Our biochemical analysis demonstrated that LFS led to the formation of sarkosyl-insoluble (SI) tau oligomers in aged hippocampi but not in adult hippocampi in wild-type mice...
September 6, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874182/long-term-neurologic-and-cardiac-correction-by-intrathecal-gene-therapy-in-pompe-disease
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J Hordeaux, L Dubreil, C Robveille, J Deniaud, Q Pascal, B Dequéant, J Pailloux, L Lagalice, M Ledevin, C Babarit, P Costiou, F Jamme, M Fusellier, Y Mallem, C Ciron, C Huchet, C Caillaud, M-A Colle
Pompe disease is a lysosomal storage disorder caused by acid-α-glucosidase (GAA) deficiency, leading to glycogen storage. The disease manifests as a fatal cardiomyopathy in infantile form. Enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) has recently prolonged the lifespan of these patients, revealing a new natural history. The neurologic phenotype and the persistence of selective muscular weakness in some patients could be attributed to the central nervous system (CNS) storage uncorrected by ERT. GAA-KO 6neo/6neo mice were treated with a single intrathecal administration of adeno-associated recombinant vector (AAV) mediated gene transfer of human GAA at 1 month and their neurologic, neuromuscular, and cardiac function was assessed for 1 year...
September 6, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851463/rna-biology-of-disease-associated-microsatellite-repeat-expansions
#8
REVIEW
Kushal J Rohilla, Keith T Gagnon
Microsatellites, or simple tandem repeat sequences, occur naturally in the human genome and have important roles in genome evolution and function. However, the expansion of microsatellites is associated with over two dozen neurological diseases. A common denominator among the majority of these disorders is the expression of expanded tandem repeat-containing RNA, referred to as xtrRNA in this review, which can mediate molecular disease pathology in multiple ways. This review focuses on the potential impact that simple tandem repeat expansions can have on the biology and metabolism of RNA that contain them and underscores important gaps in understanding...
August 29, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851452/enhanced-exosome-secretion-in-down-syndrome-brain-a-protective-mechanism-to-alleviate-neuronal-endosomal-abnormalities
#9
Sébastien A Gauthier, Rocío Pérez-González, Ajay Sharma, Fang-Ke Huang, Melissa J Alldred, Monika Pawlik, Gurjinder Kaur, Stephen D Ginsberg, Thomas A Neubert, Efrat Levy
A dysfunctional endosomal pathway and abnormally enlarged early endosomes in neurons are an early characteristic of Down syndrome (DS) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). We have hypothesized that endosomal material can be released by endosomal multivesicular bodies (MVBs) into the extracellular space via exosomes to relieve neurons of accumulated endosomal contents when endosomal pathway function is compromised. Supporting this, we found that exosome secretion is enhanced in the brains of DS patients and a mouse model of the disease, and by DS fibroblasts...
August 29, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851427/the-frequency-and-prognostic-effect-of-tert-promoter-mutation-in-diffuse-gliomas
#10
Yujin Lee, Jaemoon Koh, Seong-Ik Kim, Jae Kyung Won, Chul-Kee Park, Seung Hong Choi, Sung-Hye Park
Mutations in the telomerase reverse transcriptase gene promoter (TERTp) are common in glioblastomas (GBMs) and oligodendrogliomas (ODGs), and therefore, have a key role in tumorigenesis and may be of prognostic value. However, the extent of their prognostic importance in various gliomas is controversial. We studied 168 patients separated into five groups: Group 1: 65 patients with ODG carrying an IDH1 or IDH2 mutation (IDH-mutant) and 1p/19q-codeletion, Group 2: 23 patients with anaplastic astrocytoma (AA), IDH-mutant, Group 3: 13 patients with GBM, IDH-mutant, Group 4: 15 patients with AA, IDH-wildtype (WT), and Group 5: 52 patients with GBM, IDH-WT...
August 29, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851422/are-exosomes-the-vehicle-for-protein-aggregate-propagation-in-neurodegenerative-diseases
#11
REVIEW
Yoon-Ju Lim, Seung-Jae Lee
Abnormal protein aggregation has been implicated in neurodegenerative processes in human neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Recently, studies have established a novel concept that protein aggregates are transmitted among neuronal cells. By extension, such interneuronal aggregate transmission has been hypothesized to be the underlying mechanism for the pathological and clinical disease progression. However, the precise mechanism of the interneuronal aggregate transmission remains ill-defined...
August 29, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807028/connectivity-not-region-intrinsic-properties-predicts-regional-vulnerability-to-progressive-tau-pathology-in-mouse-models-of-disease
#12
Chris Mezias, Eve LoCastro, Chuying Xia, Ashish Raj
Spatiotemporal tau pathology progression is regarded as highly stereotyped within each type of degenerative condition. For instance, AD has a progression of tau pathology consistently beginning in the entorhinal cortex, the locus coeruleus, and other nearby noradrenergic brainstem nuclei, before spreading to the rest of the limbic system as well as the cingulate and retrosplenial cortices. Proposed explanations for the consistent spatial patterns of tau pathology progression, as well as for why certain regions are selectively vulnerable to exhibiting pathology over the course of disease generally focus on transsynaptic spread proceeding via the brain's anatomic connectivity network in a cell-independent manner or on cell-intrinsic properties that might render some cell populations or regions uniquely vulnerable...
August 14, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28784166/fibrin-associated-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-in-a-hemorrhagic-cranial-arachnoid-cyst
#13
LETTER
Daniel Kirschenbaum, Peter Prömmel, Flavio Vasella, Eugenia Haralambieva, Ewerton Marques Maggio, Robert Reisch, Marc Beer, Ulrike Camenisch, Elisabeth J Rushing
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 7, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760161/mutation-induced-loss-of-app-function-causes-gabaergic-depletion-in-recessive-familial-alzheimer-s-disease-analysis-of-osaka-mutation-knockin-mice
#14
Tomohiro Umeda, Tetsuya Kimura, Kayo Yoshida, Keizo Takao, Yuki Fujita, Shogo Matsuyama, Ayumi Sakai, Minato Yamashita, Yuki Yamashita, Kiyouhisa Ohnishi, Mamiko Suzuki, Hiroshi Takuma, Tsuyoshi Miyakawa, Akihiko Takashima, Takashi Morita, Hiroshi Mori, Takami Tomiyama
The E693Δ (Osaka) mutation in APP is linked to familial Alzheimer's disease. While this mutation accelerates amyloid β (Aβ) oligomerization, only patient homozygotes suffer from dementia, implying that this mutation is recessive and causes loss-of-function of amyloid precursor protein (APP). To investigate the recessive trait, we generated a new mouse model by knocking-in the Osaka mutation into endogenous mouse APP. The produced homozygous, heterozygous, and non-knockin littermates were compared for memory, neuropathology, and synaptic plasticity...
July 31, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760159/generation-and-characterization-of-new-monoclonal-antibodies-targeting-the-phf1-and-at8-epitopes-on-human-tau
#15
Kevin H Strang, Marshall S Goodwin, Cara Riffe, Brenda D Moore, Paramita Chakrabarty, Yona Levites, Todd E Golde, Benoit I Giasson
Tauopathies are a group of neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, defined by the presence of brain pathological inclusions comprised of abnormally aggregated and highly phosphorylated tau protein. The abundance of brain tau aggregates correlates with disease severity and select phospho-tau epitopes increase at early stages of disease. We generated and characterized a series of novel monoclonal antibodies directed to tau phosphorylated at several of these phospho-epitopes, including Ser396/Ser404, Ser404 and Thr205...
July 31, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750658/complement-regulator-cd59-prevents-peripheral-organ-injury-in-rats-made-seropositive-for-neuromyelitis-optica-immunoglobulin-g
#16
Xiaoming Yao, Alan S Verkman
Pathogenesis in aquaporin-4 immunoglobulin G (AQP4-IgG) seropositive neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (herein called NMO) involves complement-dependent cytotoxicity initiated by AQP4-IgG binding to astrocyte AQP4. We recently reported that rats lacking complement inhibitor protein CD59 were highly susceptible to development of NMO pathology in brain and spinal cord following direct AQP4-IgG administration (Yao and Verkman, Acta Neuropath Commun 2017, 5:15). Here, we report evidence that CD59 is responsible for protection of peripheral, AQP4-expressing tissues in seropositive NMO...
July 27, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750656/oligomeric-amyloid-beta-induces-mapk-mediated-activation-of-brain-cytosolic-and-calcium-independent-phospholipase-a2-in-a-spatial-specific-manner
#17
Juan Pablo Palavicini, Chunyan Wang, Linyuan Chen, Kristen Hosang, Jianing Wang, Takami Tomiyama, Hiroshi Mori, Xianlin Han
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is histopathologically characterized by the build-up of fibrillar amyloid beta (Aβ) in the form of amyloid plaques and the development of intraneuronal neurofibrillary tangles consisting of aggregated hyperphosphorylated Tau. Although amyloid fibrils were originally considered responsible for AD pathogenesis, recent convincing evidence strongly implicates soluble oligomeric Aβ as the primary neurotoxic species driving disease progression. A third largely ignored pathological hallmark, originally described by Alois Alzheimer, is the presence of "adipose inclusions", suggestive of aberrant lipid metabolism...
July 27, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709447/cryptic-amyloidogenic-elements-in-mutant-nefh-causing-charcot-marie-tooth-2-trigger-aggresome-formation-and-neuronal-death
#18
Arnaud Jacquier, Cécile Delorme, Edwige Belotti, Raoul Juntas-Morales, Guilhem Solé, Odile Dubourg, Marianne Giroux, Claude-Alain Maurage, Valérie Castellani, Adriana Rebelo, Alexander Abrams, Stephan Züchner, Tanya Stojkovic, Laurent Schaeffer, Philippe Latour
Neurofilament heavy chain (NEFH) gene was recently identified to cause autosomal dominant axonal Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT2cc). However, the clinical spectrum of this condition and the physio-pathological pathway remain to be delineated. We report 12 patients from two French families with axonal dominantly inherited form of CMT caused by two new mutations in the NEFH gene. A remarkable feature was the early involvement of proximal muscles of the lower limbs associated with pyramidal signs in some patients...
July 14, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666471/heterogeneous-ribonuclear-protein-e2-hnrnp-e2-is-associated-with-tdp-43-immunoreactive-neurites-in-semantic-dementia-but-not-with-other-tdp-43-pathological-subtypes-of-frontotemporal-lobar-degeneration
#19
Yvonne S Davidson, Andrew C Robinson, Louis Flood, Sara Rollinson, Bridget C Benson, Yasmine T Asi, Anna Richardson, Matthew Jones, Julie S Snowden, Stuart Pickering-Brown, Tammaryn Lashley, David M A Mann
Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration (FTLD) encompasses certain related neurodegenerative disorders which alter personality and cognition. Heterogeneous ribonuclear proteins (hnRNPs) maintain RNA metabolism and changes in their function may underpin the pathogenesis of FTLD. Immunostaining for hnRNP E2 was performed on sections of frontal and temporal cortex with hippocampus from 80 patients with FTLD, stratified by pathology into FTLD-tau and FTLD-TDP type A, B and C subtypes, and by genetics into patients with C9orf72 expansions, MAPT or GRN mutations, or those with no known mutation, and on 10 healthy controls...
June 30, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659169/the-novel-compound-pbt434-prevents-iron-mediated-neurodegeneration-and-alpha-synuclein-toxicity-in-multiple-models-of-parkinson-s-disease
#20
David I Finkelstein, Jessica L Billings, Paul A Adlard, Scott Ayton, Amelia Sedjahtera, Colin L Masters, Simon Wilkins, David M Shackleford, Susan A Charman, Wojciech Bal, Izabela A Zawisza, Ewa Kurowska, Andrew L Gundlach, Sheri Ma, Ashley I Bush, Dominic J Hare, Philip A Doble, Simon Crawford, Elisabeth Cl Gautier, Jack Parsons, Penny Huggins, Kevin J Barnham, Robert A Cherny
Elevated iron in the SNpc may play a key role in Parkinson's disease (PD) neurodegeneration since drug candidates with high iron affinity rescue PD animal models, and one candidate, deferirpone, has shown efficacy recently in a phase two clinical trial. However, strong iron chelators may perturb essential iron metabolism, and it is not yet known whether the damage associated with iron is mediated by a tightly bound (eg ferritin) or lower-affinity, labile, iron pool. Here we report the preclinical characterization of PBT434, a novel quinazolinone compound bearing a moderate affinity metal-binding motif, which is in development for Parkinsonian conditions...
June 28, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
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