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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070115/proposal-for-a-prospective-registry-for-moyamoya-disease-in-japan
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Ken Kazumata, Masaki Ito, Haruto Uchino, Hiroshi Nishihara, Kiyohiro Houkin
The number of clinical research papers published worldwide on moyamoya disease (MMD) has increased recently. However, the majority of the literature comprises retrospective single-center studies collecting data on small numbers of patients. Several multi-center studies are ongoing in Japan; however, the current data are insufficient for comprehensively outlining the various characteristics of MMD. To enhance our knowledge on epidemiologic, vascular, and genetic aspects of MMD, a prospective multicenter registry will be established in Japan that will help to streamline clinical research as well as improve clinical treatments and long-term outcomes...
January 6, 2017: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069794/brain-ventriculomegaly-in-down-syndrome-mice-is-caused-by-pcp4-dose-dependent-cilia-dysfunction
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Matthieu Raveau, Takashi Nakahari, Sachie Asada, Keiichi Ishihara, Kenji Amano, Atsushi Shimohata, Haruhiko Sago, Kazuhiro Yamakawa
Down syndrome is a leading cause of congenital intellectual disability caused by an additional copy of the chromosome 21. Patients display physiological and morphological changes affecting the brain and its function. Previously we showed that Ts1Cje and Ts2Cje, Down syndrome mouse models carrying overlapping trisomic segments of different length, show similar ventriculomegaly and neurogenesis dysfunction leading to the hypothesis of a cause-consequence relationship between these phenotypes. However, we here discovered that Ts1Rhr Down syndrome model, carrying an even shorter trisomic segment, was sufficient to trigger ventricular enlargement and ependymal cilia beating deficiency without affecting neurogenesis...
January 9, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060313/generation-of-human-monocyte-derived-dendritic-cells-from-whole-blood
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Wilfried Posch, Cornelia Lass-Flörl, Doris Wilflingseder
Dendritic cells (DCs) recognize foreign structures of different pathogens, such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi, via a variety of pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) expressed on their cell surface and thereby activate and regulate immunity. The major function of DCs is the induction of adaptive immunity in the lymph nodes by presenting antigens via MHC I and MHC II molecules to naïve T lymphocytes. Therefore, DCs have to migrate from the periphery to the lymph nodes after the recognition of pathogens at the sites of infection...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058526/citrate-a-ubiquitous-key-metabolite-with-regulatory-function-in-the-cns
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Niels Westergaard, Helle S Waagepetersen, Bo Belhage, Arne Schousboe
Citrate is key constituent of the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle, serves as substrate for fatty acid and sterol biosynthesis, and functions as a key regulator of intermediary energy metabolism. Ursula Sonnewald had initiated studies using for the first time both proton- and (13)C-NMR to investigate metabolic processes in cultured neurons and astrocytes resulting in the important observation that citrate was specifically synthesized in and released from astrocytes in large amounts which is in keeping with the high concentration found in the CSF...
January 5, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051332/activation-of-the-central-melanocortin-system-chronically-reduces-body-mass-without-the-necessity-of-long-term-caloric-restriction
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I Côté, Y Sakarya, N Kirichenko, D Morgan, C S Carter, N Tümer, P J Scarpace
Melanotan II (MTII) is a potent appetite suppressor that rapidly reduces body mass. Given the rapid loss of anorexic response upon chronic MTII treatment, most investigations have focused on the initial physiological adaptations. However, other evidence supports MTII as a long-term modulator of energy balance that remains to be established. Therefore, we examined the chronic effects of MTII on energy homeostasis. MTII (high or low dose) or artificial cerebrospinal fluid (aCSF) was infused into the lateral ventricle of the brain of 6-month-old F344BN rats (6-7/group) over 40 days...
October 19, 2016: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045655/practical-aspects-of-the-use-of-intrathecal-chemotherapy
#6
Raquel Olmos-Jiménez, Alberto Espuny-Miró, Carlos Cárceles Rodríguez, María Sacramento Díaz-Carrasco
INTRODUCTION: Intrathecal chemotherapy is frequently used in clinical practice for treatment and prevention of neoplastic meningitis. Despite its widespread use, there is little information about practical aspects such as the volume of drug to be administered or its preparation and administration. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a literature review about practical aspects of the use of intrathecal chemotherapy. MATERIALS: Search in PubMed/ Medline using the terms "chemotherapy AND intrathecal", analysis of secondary and tertiary information sources...
January 1, 2017: Farmacia Hospitalaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039439/hypothalamic-s1p-s1pr1-axis-controls-energy-homeostasis-in-middle-aged-rodents-the-reversal-effects-of-physical-exercise
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Vagner Ramon Rodrigues Silva, Carlos Kiyoshi Katashima, Carla G Bueno Silva, Luciene Lenhare, Thayana Oliveira Micheletti, Rafael Ludemann Camargo, Ana Carolina Ghezzi, Juliana Alves Camargo, Alexandre Moura Assis, Natalia Tobar, Joseane Morari, Daniela S Razolli, Leandro Pereira Moura, José Rodrigo Pauli, Dennys Esper Cintra, Lício Augusto Velloso, Mario J A Saad, Eduardo Rochete Ropelle
Recently, we demonstrated that the hypothalamic S1PR1/STAT3 axis plays a critical role in the control of food consumption and energy expenditure in rodents. Here, we found that reduction of hypothalamic S1PR1 expression occurs in an age-dependent manner, and was associated with defective thermogenic signaling and weight gain. To address the physiological relevance of these findings, we investigated the effects of chronic and acute exercise on the hypothalamic S1PR1/STAT3 axis. Chronic exercise increased S1PR1 expression and STAT3 phosphorylation in the hypothalamus, restoring the anorexigenic and thermogenic signals in middle-aged mice...
December 26, 2016: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033275/pregnancy-complicated-with-agranulocytosis
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Hai Wang, Jiang-Li Sun, Zheng-Liang Zhang, Hong-Hong Pei
RATIONALE: Pregnancy is a complicated physiological process. Physiological leukocytosis often takes place and it is primarily related to the increased circulation of neutrophils, especially during the last trimester of pregnancy. Noncongenital agranulocytosis during pregnancy is rare and reported only occasionally, while in most of the cases, the agranulocytosis has already occurred prior to pregnancy or induced by identified factors such as antibiotics, antithyroid agents, or cytotoxic agents...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029772/oxidation-of-iron-under-physiologically-relevant-conditions-in-biological-fluids-from-healthy-and-alzheimer-s-disease-subjects
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Linh Q Lam, Bruce X Wong, Tony Frugier, Qiao-Xin Li, Steven J Collins, Ashley I Bush, Peter J Crack, James A Duce
Ferroxidase activity has been reported to be altered in various biological fluids in neurodegenerative disease, but the sources contributing to the altered activity are uncertain. Here we assay fractions of serum and cerebrospinal fluid with a newly validated triplex ferroxidase assay. Our data indicate that while ceruloplasmin, a multicopper ferroxidase, is the predominant source of serum activity, activity in CSF predominantly derives from a <10 kDa component, specifically from polyanions such as citrate and phosphate...
January 3, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017126/recent-advances-in-transcranial-focused-ultrasound-fus-triggered-brain-delivery
#10
Nidhi Nainwal
Successful delivery of therapeutic agents in the brain is very challenging, which makes treatment of various brain disorders very difficult. One of the major causes of this difficulty is the presence of physiological barriers in the brain like blood brain barrier (BBB) and blood cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) barrier. These barriers are very specific and restrict the entry of water soluble agents and ionized molecule. Only lipid soluble and small molecular size agents are allowed to enter into the brain. But there are several serious brain diseases in which the use of only conventional small molecular mass lipophilic drug is not effective...
December 22, 2016: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012089/orexin-and-alzheimer-s-disease
#11
Claudio Liguori
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most frequent age-related dementia. It prevalently causes cognitive decline, although it is frequently associated with secondary behavioral disturbances. AD neurodegeneration characteristically produces a remarkable destruction of the sleep-wake cycle, with diurnal napping, nighttime arousals, sleep fragmentation, and REM sleep impairment. It was recently hypothesized that the orexinergic system was involved in AD pathology. Accordingly, recent papers showed the association between orexinergic neurotransmission dysfunction, sleep impairment, and cognitive decline in AD...
December 24, 2016: Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999147/quantitative-profiling-of-endocannabinoids-and-related-n-acylethanolamines-in-human-csf-using-nano-lc-ms-ms
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Vasudev Kantae, Shinji Ogino, Marek Noga, Amy C Harms, Robin M van Dongen, Gerrit L J Onderwater, Arn M J M van den Maagdenberg, Gisela M Terwindt, Mario van der Stelt, Michel D Ferrari, Thomas Hankemeier
Endocannabinoids, a class of lipid messengers, have emerged as crucial regulators of synaptic communication in the central nervous system (CNS). Dysregulation of these compounds has been implicated in many brain disorders. Although some studies have identified and quantified a limited number of target compounds, a method that provides comprehensive quantitative information on endocannabinoids and related N-acylethanolamines (NAEs) in CSF is currently lacking as measurements are challenging due to low concentrations under normal physiological conditions...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997915/new-concepts-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-physiology-and-development-of-hydrocephalus
#13
Darko Orešković, Milan Radoš, Marijan Klarica
The goal of this review is the presentation of the new (Bulat-Klarica-Orešković) hypothesis of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) physiology and the ensuing new concept of hydrocephalus development in light of this hypothesis. The widely accepted classic hypothesis of CSF physiology and the traditional concept of hydrocephalus are contradicted by numerous experimental and clinical data, which consequently results in unsatisfying clinical treatment and patient recovery. Therefore, the newly presented concept of hydrocephalus development and possible future treatments are discussed...
December 21, 2016: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997622/dexamethasone-chemotherapy-does-not-disrupt-orexin-signaling
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David E Kram, Stephanie M Krasnow, Peter R Levasseur, Xinxia Zhu, Linda C Stork, Daniel L Marks
BACKGROUND: Steroid-induced sleep disturbance is a common and highly distressing morbidity for children receiving steroid chemotherapy for the treatment of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Sleep disturbance can negatively impact overall quality of life, neurodevelopment, memory consolidation, and wound healing. Hypothalamic orexin neurons are influential wake-promoting neurons, and disturbances in orexin signaling leads to abnormal sleep behavior. A new class of drug, the orexin receptor antagonists, could be an intriguing option for sleep disorders caused by increased orexinergic output...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993536/neutrophils-are-a-major-source-of-the-epithelial-barrier-disrupting-cytokine-oncostatin-m-in-mucosal-airways-disease
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Kathryn L Pothoven, James E Norton, Lydia A Suh, Roderick G Carter, Kathleen E Harris, Assel Biyasheva, Kevin Welch, Stephanie Shintani-Smith, David B Conley, Mark C Liu, Atsushi Kato, Pedro C Avila, Qutayba Hamid, Leslie C Grammer, Anju T Peters, Robert C Kern, Bruce K Tan, Robert P Schleimer
BACKGROUND: We have previously shown that Oncostatin M (OSM) is elevated in nasal polyps of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) patients, as well as in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluids after segmental allergen challenge in allergic asthmatics. We also showed in vitro that physiological levels of OSM impair barrier function in differentiated airway epithelium. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine which hematopoietic or resident cell type(s) were the source of the OSM expressed in mucosal airways disease...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975257/in-vivo-microdialysis-of-brain-interstitial-fluid-for-the-determination-of-extracellular-tau-levels
#16
Kaoru Yamada
Tau is a microtubule binding protein highly abundant in cytoplasm of neurons. However now there is compelling evidence that it is also physiologically released in the extracellular space. Tau is detectable in culture media of various cells, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and brain interstitial fluid (ISF). Being able to measure extracellular tau levels in vivo would deep our understanding on the underlying mechanisms of physiological/pathological tau release from neurons. To meet this need, this chapter describes an in vivo microdialysis protocol and materials for the measurement of extracellular tau in ISF from freely moving mice...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975210/proteomes-their-compositions-and-their-sources
#17
Anna Kwasnik, Claire Tonry, Angela Mc Ardle, Aisha Qasim Butt, Rosanna Inzitari, Stephen R Pennington
Biological samples of human and animal origin are utilized in research for many purposes and in a variety of scientific fields, including mass spectrometry-based proteomics. Various types of samples, including organs, tissues, cells, body fluids such as blood, plasma, cerebrospinal fluid, saliva and semen, can be collected from humans or animals and processed for proteomics analysis. Depending on the physiological state and sample origin, collected samples are used in research and diagnostics for different purposes...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965544/an-exploratory-study-of-spectroscopic-glutamatergic-correlates-of-cortical-excitability-in-depressed-adolescents
#18
Charles P Lewis, John D Port, Mark A Frye, Jennifer L Vande Voort, Stephanie H Ameis, Mustafa M Husain, Zafiris J Daskalakis, Paul E Croarkin
Introduction: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) research has suggested dysfunction in cortical glutamatergic systems in adolescent depression, while proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS) studies have demonstrated deficits in concentrations of glutamatergic metabolites in depressed individuals in several cortical regions, including the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC). However, few studies have combined TMS and MRS methods to examine relationships between glutamatergic neurochemistry and excitatory and inhibitory neural functions, and none have utilized TMS-MRS methodology in clinical populations or in youth...
2016: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943232/distinct-presence-of-the-tight-junction-protein-claudin-3-in-olfactory-bulb-and-fila-olfactoria-of-the-mouse
#19
Elisabeth Eppler, Magdalena Müller-Gerbl, I Piotr Maly
The tight junction protein claudin-3 is overexpressed in diverse epithelial tumours and is associated with increased survival, progression and motility of tumour cells. Claudin-3 expression profiles are being increasingly used for diagnostic and prognostic tumour classification. Claudin-3 has been identified as a receptor for Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin, which is under consideration for selective lysis of claudin-3-expressing tumours, particularly brain metastases, and other translational medicine uses...
December 12, 2016: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931262/glymphatic-distribution-of-csf-derived-apoe-into-brain-is-isoform-specific-and-suppressed-during-sleep-deprivation
#20
Thiyagaragan M Achariyar, Baoman Li, Weiguo Peng, Philip B Verghese, Yang Shi, Evan McConnell, Abdellatif Benraiss, Tristan Kasper, Wei Song, Takahiro Takana, David M Holtzman, Maiken Nedergaard, Rashid Deane
BACKGROUND: Apolipoprotein E (apoE) is a major carrier of cholesterol and essential for synaptic plasticity. In brain, it's expressed by many cells but highly expressed by the choroid plexus and the predominant apolipoprotein in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The role of apoE in the CSF is unclear. Recently, the glymphatic system was described as a clearance system whereby CSF and ISF (interstitial fluid) is exchanged via the peri-arterial space and convective flow of ISF clearance is mediated by aquaporin 4 (AQP4), a water channel...
December 8, 2016: Molecular Neurodegeneration
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