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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810581/protective-effect-of-glycyrrhizin-on-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-induced-oxidative-stress-inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase-and-inflammatory-reactions-through-high-mobility-group-box-1-and-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-expression
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Xiangna Cai, Xin Wang, Jilin Li, Shuying Chen
Glycyrrhizin, which is a type of perennial leguminous caudex, has been used in various Asian countries, including P.R. China, India and Japan, for thousands of years. The present study was designed to investigate the protective effect of glycyrrhizin on myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury through oxidative stress, inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), and inflammatory reactions via high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) expression. Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into five groups: Sham; myocardial I/R injury + non-treated; myocardial I/R injury + 2 mg/kg glycyrrhizin; myocardial I/R injury + 4 mg/kg glycyrrhizin; and myocardial I/R injury + 10 mg/kg glycyrrhizin...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780602/executive-function-after-exhaustive-exercise
#2
Mizuki Sudo, Takaaki Komiyama, Ryo Aoyagi, Toshiya Nagamatsu, Yasuki Higaki, Soichi Ando
PURPOSE: Findings concerning the effects of exhaustive exercise on cognitive function are somewhat equivocal. The purpose of this study was to identify physiological factors that determine executive function after exhaustive exercise. METHODS: Thirty-two participants completed the cognitive tasks before and after an incremental exercise until exhaustion (exercise group: N = 18) or resting period (control group N = 14). The cognitive task was a combination of a Spatial Delayed-Response (Spatial DR) task and a Go/No-Go task, which requires executive function...
August 5, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770205/fatal-mycotic-aneurysm-of-the-basilar-artery-caused-by-aspergillus-fumigatus-in-a-patient-with-pituitary-adenoma-and-meningitis
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Martin Winterholler, Roland Coras, Walter Geißdörfer, Rudolf Rammensee, Philipp Gölitz, Christian Bogdan, Roland Lang
Fungal infections of the central nervous system (CNS) frequently occur in immunosuppressed patients. Here, we describe the case of an immunocompetent 64-year-old man who presented with diplopia, right-sided hemiparesis, and a mild headache after cleaning and replacing nesting boxes of wild birds during the preceding months. Lumbar puncture revealed pleocytosis, elevated protein, and lactate levels in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Initial imaging showed ischemia in the left thalamus and an enlargement of the sellar region...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768175/neuronal-stimulation-triggers-neuronal-glycolysis-and-not-lactate-uptake
#4
Carlos Manlio Díaz-García, Rebecca Mongeon, Carolina Lahmann, Dorothy Koveal, Hannah Zucker, Gary Yellen
Proper brain function requires a substantial energy supply, up to 20% of whole-body energy in humans, and brain activation produces large dynamic variations in energy demand. While local increases in cerebral blood flow are well known, the cellular responses to energy demand are controversial. During brain excitation, glycolysis of glucose to lactate temporarily exceeds the rate of mitochondrial fuel oxidation; although the increased energy demand occurs mainly within neurons, some have suggested this glycolysis occurs mainly in astrocytes, which then shuttle lactate to neurons as their primary fuel...
August 1, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761426/metabolite-changes-in-the-ipsilateral-and-contralateral-cerebral-hemispheres-in-rats-with-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion
#5
Lei Ruan, Yan Wang, Shu-Chao Chen, Tian Zhao, Qun Huang, Zi-Long Hu, Neng-Zhi Xia, Jin-Jin Liu, Wei-Jian Chen, Yong Zhang, Jing-Liang Cheng, Hong-Chang Gao, Yun-Jun Yang, Hou-Zhang Sun
Cerebral ischemia not only causes pathological changes in the ischemic areas but also induces a series of secondary changes in more distal brain regions (such as the contralateral cerebral hemisphere). The impact of supratentorial lesions, which are the most common type of lesion, on the contralateral cerebellum has been studied in patients by positron emission tomography, single photon emission computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion tensor imaging. In the present study, we investigated metabolite changes in the contralateral cerebral hemisphere after supratentorial unilateral ischemia using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy-based metabonomics...
June 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740479/non-ischemic-cerebral-energy-dysfunction-at-the-early-brain-injury-phase-following-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Laurent Carteron, Camille Patet, Daria Solari, Mahmoud Messerer, Roy T Daniel, Philippe Eckert, Reto Meuli, Mauro Oddo
BACKGROUND: The pathophysiology of early brain injury following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is still not completely understood. OBJECTIVE: Using brain perfusion CT (PCT) and cerebral microdialysis (CMD), we examined whether non-ischemic cerebral energy dysfunction may be a pathogenic determinant of EBI. METHODS: A total of 21 PCTs were performed (a median of 41 h from ictus onset) among a cohort of 18 comatose mechanically ventilated SAH patients (mean age 58 years, median admission WFNS score 4) who underwent CMD and brain tissue PO2 (PbtO2) monitoring...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739363/involvement-of-cerebellum-in-leigh-syndrome-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Nitish Chourasia, Rahmat B Adejumo, Rajan P Patel, Mary Kay Koenig
BACKGROUND: Leigh syndrome is an early-onset progressive neurodegenerative disorder typically involving lesions of the bilateral basal ganglia, thalami, and brainstem. Isolated involvement of the cerebellum is uncommon. PATIENT DESCRIPTION: We present a six-year-old boy with Leigh syndrome who presented with recurrent episodes of ataxia and dysarthria. He was diagnosed with Leigh syndrome at two years of age with bilateral basal ganglia lesions on brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
September 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738878/tlr4-response-mediates-ethanol-induced-neurodevelopment-alterations-in-a-model-of-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders
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María Pascual, Jorge Montesinos, Sandra Montagud-Romero, Jerónimo Forteza, Marta Rodríguez-Arias, José Miñarro, Consuelo Guerri
BACKGROUND: Inflammation during brain development participates in the pathogenesis of early brain injury and cognitive dysfunctions. Prenatal ethanol exposure affects the developing brain and causes neural impairment, cognitive and behavioral effects, collectively known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). Our previous studies demonstrate that ethanol activates the innate immune response and TLR4 receptor and causes neuroinflammation, brain damage, and cognitive defects in the developmental brain stage of adolescents...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731183/paeoniflorin-exerts-neuroprotective-effects-against-glutamate%C3%A2-induced-pc12-cellular-cytotoxicity-by-inhibiting-apoptosis
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Ahong Chen, Hongyun Wang, Yuqin Zhang, Xiaoying Wang, Lishuang Yu, Wen Xu, Wei Xu, Yu Lin
Paeoniflorin (PF) is an active ingredient of Radix Paeoniae, which is known to exert neuroprotective effects. However, the mechanims behind the neuroprotective effects of PF are not yet fully understood. The apoptosis of neurons plays an important role in the cerebral ischemia-induced cascade response. This study aimed to investigate neuroprotective effects of PF against glutamate‑induced PC12 cellular cytotoxicity and to determine whether these effects are mediated via the inhibition of apoptosis in vitro and the activity of mitochondrial apoptosis-associated proteins in PC12 cells...
September 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713891/hypothermia-exerts-early-neuroprotective-effects-involving-protein-conjugation-of-sumo%C3%A2-2-3-in-a-rat-model-of-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion
#10
Gang Li, Xiaozhi Liu, Zhiguo Su, Dong Zhang
How hypothermia serves an early protective role against cerebral ischemia remains to be determined. The small ubiquitin‑related modifier protein (SUMO) functions as a post‑translational modification system and SUMO‑2/3 subtypes are often activated in early stress. The present study investigated changes in the protein level of SUMO using western blotting and immunocytochemistry when neurons were exposed to oxygen‑glucose deprivation (OGD) in vitro, as well as in a rat model of middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) in vivo...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709662/neonatal-aortic-arch-reconstruction-with-direct-splanchnic-perfusion-avoids-deep-hypothermia
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Muhammad Aanish Raees, Clinton D Morgan, Venessa L Pinto, Ashly C Westrick, Chevis N Shannon, Karla G Christian, Bret A Mettler, David P Bichell
BACKGROUND: Neonatal aortic arch reconstruction, typically performed with deep hypothermia and selective cerebral perfusion, leaves splanchnic organ protection dependent on hypothermia alone. A simplified method of direct in-field descending aortic perfusion during neonatal arch reconstruction permits the avoidance of deep hypothermia. We hypothesize that direct splanchnic perfusion at mild hypothermia provides improved or equivalent safety compared with deep hypothermia and may contribute to postoperative extracardiac organ recovery...
July 11, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695670/mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-cerebral-metabolic-abnormalities-in-patients-with-mitochondrial-encephalomyopathy-subtypes-evidence-from-proton-mr-spectroscopy-and-muscle-biopsy
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Feng-Nan Niu, Hai-Lan Meng, Lei-Lei Chang, Hong-Yan Wu, Wei-Ping Li, Ren-Yuan Liu, Hui-Ting Wang, Bing Zhang, Yun Xu
AIMS: Accumulated evidence indicates that cerebral metabolic features, evaluated by proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1) H-MRS), are sensitive to early mitochondrion dysfunction associated with mitochondrial encephalomyopathy (ME). The metabolite ratios of lactate (lac)/Cr, N-acetyl aspartate (NAA)/creatine (Cr), total choline (tCho)/Cr, and myoinositol (mI)/Cr are measured in the infarct-like lesions by (1) H-MRS and may reveal metabolic changes associated with ME. However, the application of this molecular imaging technique in the investigation of the pathology of ME subtypes is unknown...
August 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682313/sphingosine-kinase-2-activates-autophagy-and-protects-neurons-against-ischemic-injury-through-interaction-with-bcl-2-via-its-putative-bh3-domain
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Dan-Dan Song, Tong-Tong Zhang, Jia-Li Chen, Yun-Fei Xia, Zheng-Hong Qin, Christian Waeber, Rui Sheng
Our previous findings suggest that sphingosine kinase 2 (SPK2) mediates ischemic tolerance and autophagy in cerebral preconditioning. The aim of this study was to determine by which mechanism SPK2 activates autophagy in neural cells. In both primary murine cortical neurons and HT22 hippocampal neuronal cells, overexpression of SPK2 increased LC3II and enhanced the autophagy flux. SPK2 overexpression protected cortical neurons against oxygen glucose deprivation (OGD) injury, as evidenced by improvement of neuronal morphology, increased cell viability and reduced lactate dehydrogenase release...
July 6, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674514/aspects-on-the-physiological-and-biochemical-foundations-of-neurocritical-care
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Carl-Henrik Nordström, Lars-Owe Koskinen, Magnus Olivecrona
Neurocritical care (NCC) is a branch of intensive care medicine characterized by specific physiological and biochemical monitoring techniques necessary for identifying cerebral adverse events and for evaluating specific therapies. Information is primarily obtained from physiological variables related to intracranial pressure (ICP) and cerebral blood flow (CBF) and from physiological and biochemical variables related to cerebral energy metabolism. Non-surgical therapies developed for treating increased ICP are based on knowledge regarding transport of water across the intact and injured blood-brain barrier (BBB) and the regulation of CBF...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670638/a-comparison-of-rapid-diagnostic-testing-by-plasmodium-lactate-dehydrogenase-and-quantitative-buffy-coat-technique-in-malaria-diagnosis-in-children
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Ifeanyi Kanayo Ifeorah, Biobele J Brown, Olugbemiro O Sodeinde
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization (WHO) considers early and rapid diagnosis as one of the strategies to control malaria. This study compared the performance of Quantitative Buffy Coat (QBC) test and the Plasmodium lactate dehydrogenase (pLDH) rapid diagnostic test (RDT) with microscopy as the gold standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study involved children ages 0-5 years who presented with a history of fever at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria...
2017: African Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648459/acute-liver-failure-is-associated-with-altered-cerebral-expression-profiles-of-long-non-coding-rnas
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Vinícius R Silva, Rodrigo Secolin, Raghu Vemuganti, Iscia Lopes-Cendes, Alan S Hazell
Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) represents a serious complication of acute liver failure (ALF) in which cerebral edema leading to brainstem herniation as a result of increased intracranial hypertension is a major consequence. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play a significant role in coordinating gene expression, with recent studies indicating an influence in the pathogenesis of several diseases. To investigate their involvement in the cerebral pathophysiology of ALF, we profiled the expression of lncRNAs in the frontal cortex of mice at coma stage following treatment with the hepatotoxin azoxymethane...
June 23, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638409/differential-fasting-plasma-glucose-and-ketone-body-levels-in-ghrko-versus-3xtg-ad-mice-a-potential-contributor-to-aging-related-cognitive-status
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Chelsea M Griffith, Lauren N Macklin, Andrzej Bartke, Peter R Patrylo
Cognitive function declines with age and appears to correlate with decreased cerebral metabolic rate (CMR). Caloric restriction, an antiaging manipulation that extends life-span and can preserve cognitive function, is associated with decreased glucose uptake, decreased lactate levels, and increased ketone body (KB) levels in the brain. Since the majority of brain nutrients come from the periphery, this study examined whether the capacity to regulate peripheral glucose levels and KB production differs in animals with successful cognitive aging (growth hormone receptor knockouts, GHRKOs) versus unsuccessful cognitive aging (the 3xTg-AD mouse model of Alzheimer's disease)...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627984/diagnostic-accuracy-of-proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-and-perfusion-weighted-imaging-in-brain-gliomas-follow-up-a-single-institutional-experience
#18
Monica Anselmi, Alessia Catalucci, Valentina Felli, Valentina Vellucci, Alessandra Di Sibio, Giovanni Luca Gravina, Mario Di Staso, Ernesto Di Cesare, Carlo Masciocchi
Objectives The objective of this study was to evaluate whether proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy and perfusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are able to increase diagnostic accuracy in the follow-up of brain gliomas, identifying the progression of disease before it becomes evident in the standard MRI; also to evaluate which of the two techniques has the best diagnostic accuracy. Methods Eighty-three patients with cerebral glioma (50 high-grade gliomas (HGGs), 33 low-grade gliomas (LGGs)) were retrospectively enrolled...
June 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626543/cerebral-stroke-in-a-teenage-girl-with-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria
#19
Francesco Gervasi, Lucia D'Amelio, Antonino Trizzino, Fabrizia Ferraro, Delia Russo, Giuseppe Santangelo, Francesca Cardella, Angela Trizzino, Floriana Di Marco, Piero Farruggia
We report a case of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) in a 14 year-old girl presenting a cerebral arterial thrombosis. The initial diagnosis was carential anemia due to menarche following identification of slight macrocytic anemia, leucopenia and mild thrombocytopenia at routine blood analysis. The child was eventually referred to a children's hospital after the onset of progressive fatigue, anorexia and paleness. Severe anemia (hemoglobin 6 g/dL) with negative Coombs test, mild leucopenia (white blood cells 4...
June 1, 2017: Hematology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617696/should-hyperoxia-be-avoided-during-sepsis-an-experimental-study-in-ovine-peritonitis
#20
Xinrong He, Fuhong Su, Keliang Xie, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Katia Donadello, Jean-Louis Vincent
OBJECTIVES: Optimizing oxygen delivery is an important part of the hemodynamic resuscitation of septic shock, but concerns have been raised over the potentially deleterious effects of hyperoxia. We evaluated the impact of hyperoxia on hemodynamics, the microcirculation, and cerebral and renal metabolism in an ovine model of septic shock. DESIGN: Randomized animal study. SETTING: University hospital animal research laboratory. SUBJECTS: Fourteen adult female sheep...
June 14, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
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