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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738379/neurodegeneration-neuroregeneration-and-neuroprotection-in-psychiatric-disorders
#1
Siu W Tang, Daiga M Helmeste, Brian E Leonard
Prevention of deterioration of brain function over time is important in the long-term management of chronic brain disorders such as dementia, schizophrenia, and mood disorders. Although the possibility of neurogenesis in the adult human brain is attractive, and there are psychiatric drugs proven to be effective inducers of neurogenesis in animals, we have yet to see their utility in clinical practice. The terms neurodegeneration and neuroregeneration are often used in a nonspecific manner. Neuroregeneration may mean neurogenesis, dendritogenesis, spinogenesis, or axonogenesis...
2017: Modern Trends in Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736294/enhanced-neuroprotection-of-anthocyanin-loaded-peg-gold-nanoparticles-against-a%C3%AE-1-42-induced-neuroinflammation-and-neurodegeneration-via-the-nf-kb-jnk-gsk3%C3%AE-signaling-pathway
#2
Min Ju Kim, Shafiq Ur Rehman, Faiz Ul Amin, Myeong Ok Kim
Amyloid-beta (Aβ1-42) plaques and neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) are the main hallmarks considered to be associated with neuroinflammation in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Recently, nanoparticle-based targeted drug delivery approaches have been found to be a useful tool in the neurotherapeutics field. Therefore, we examined and compared the neuroprotective effect of anthocyanins alone and anthocyanin-loaded poly (ethylene glycol)-gold nanoparticles (PEG-AuNPs) in Aβ1-42-injected mouse and in vitro models of AD...
July 20, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713238/targeting-cognitive-impairment-in-multiple-sclerosis-the-road-toward-an-imaging-based-biomarker
#3
Jeroen Van Schependom, Guy Nagels
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a neuro-degenerative and -inflammatory disease leading to physical and cognitive impairment, pathological fatigue and depression, and affecting patients' quality of life and employment status. The combination of inflammation, demyelination, and neurodegeneration leads to the emergence of MS lesions, reduced white and gray matter brain volumes, a reduced conduction velocity and microstructural changes in the so-called Normal Appearing White Matter (NAWM). Currently, there are very limited options to treat cognitive impairment and its origin is only poorly understood...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699721/comparison-of-pre-and-post-ischemic-treatment-of-telmisartan-and-nimodipine-combination-in-experimentally-induced-cerebral-ischemia
#4
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Time dependent intervention plays a crucial role in preventing neurodegeneration after ischemic insult. The intensity of excitotoxicity is greater in the secondary reperfusion phase (2-4 h) compared to the primary occlusion phase (2 h), which could be attributed to secondary elevation of excitatory amino acids (EAA) in cerebral ischemia. In the present study, we tried to assess the neuroprotective effects of telmisartan and nimodipine (TM-NM) combination on the secondary reperfusion phase. The drug treatments were made immediately after reperfusion and their effects were compared with pre-treatment...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697282/exploring-the-potential-of-natural-and-synthetic-neuroprotective-steroids-against-neurodegenerative-disorders-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Ranju Bansal, Ranjit Singh
Neurodegeneration is a complex process, which leads to progressive brain damage due to loss of neurons. Despite exhaustive research, the cause of neuronal loss in various degenerative disorders is not entirely understood. Neuroprotective steroids constitute an important line of attack, which could play a major role against the common mechanisms associated with various neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Natural endogenous steroids induce the neuroprotection by protecting the nerve cells from neuronal injury through multiple mechanisms, therefore the structural modifications of the endogenous steroids could be helpful in the generation of new therapeutically useful neuroprotective agents...
July 11, 2017: Medicinal Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687315/nadph-oxidase-contributes-to-streptozotocin-induced-neurodegeneration
#6
Katherine Garcia Ravelli, Barbara Dos Anjos Rosário, Andrea Rodrigues Vasconcelos, Cristoforo Scavone, Rosana Camarini, Marina S Hernandes, Luiz Roberto Britto
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the progressive loss of memory. The neurodegeneration induced by AD has been linked to oxidative damage. However, little is known about the involvement of NADPH oxidase 2 (Nox2), a multisubunit enzyme that catalyzes the reduction of oxygen to produce reactive oxygen species, in the pathogenesis of AD. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the involvement of Nox2 in memory, in AD-related brain abnormalities, oxidative damage, inflammation and neuronal death in the hippocampus in the streptozotocin (STZ)-induced AD-like state by comparing the effects of that drug on mice lacking gp91(phox-/-) and wild-type (Wt) mice...
July 4, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676261/an-assay-to-detect-dna-damaging-agents-that-induce-nucleotide-excision-repairable-dna-lesions-in-living-human-cells
#7
Reine Takatsuka, Shunsuke Ito, Shigenori Iwai, Isao Kuraoka
Biochemical risk assessment studies of chemicals that induce DNA lesions are important, because lesions in genomic DNA frequently result in cancer, neurodegeneration, and aging in humans. Many classes of DNA lesions induced by chemical agents are eliminated via DNA repair mechanisms, such as nucleotide excision repair (NER) and base excision repair (BER), for the maintenance of genomic integrity. Individuals with NER-defective xeroderma pigmentosum (XP), in which bulky DNA lesions are not efficiently removed, are cancer-prone and suffer neurodegeneration...
August 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676012/statins-and-the-brain-more-than-lipid-lowering-agents
#8
Anna Fracassi, Martina Marangoni, Pamela Rosso, Valentina Pallottini, Marco Fioramonti, Silvia Siteni, Marco Segatto
BACKGROUND: Statins represent a class of medications widely prescribed to efficiently treat dyslipidemia. These drugs inhibit 3-βhydroxy 3β-methylglutaryl Coenzyme A reductase (HMGR), the rate-limiting enzyme of mevalonate (MVA) pathway. Besides cholesterol, MVA pathway leads to the production of several other compounds, which are essential in the regulation of a plethora of biological activities, including in the central nervous system. For these reasons, statins are able to induce pleiotropic actions, and acquired increased interest as potential and novel modulators in brain processes, especially during pathological conditions...
July 3, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666800/a-novel-glp-1-gip-dual-agonist-is-more-effective-than-liraglutide-in-reducing-inflammation-and-enhancing-gdnf-release-in-the-mptp-mouse-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#9
Ziyue Yuan, Dongfang Li, Peng Feng, Guofang Xue, Chenhui Ji, Guanglai Li, Christian Hölscher
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is one of the risk factors for Parkinson's disease (PD). Insulin desensitisation has been observed in the brains of patients, which may promote neurodegeneration. Incretins are a family of growth factors that can re-sensitise insulin signalling. We have previously shown that mimetics of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) have neuroprotective effects in the 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropypridine (MPTP) mouse model of PD...
June 27, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657934/multitarget-botanical-pharmacotherapy-in-major-depression-a-toxic-brain-hypothesis
#10
Siu W Tang, Wayne H Tang, Brain E Leonard
A significant number of patients with major depression do not respond optimally to current antidepressant drugs. As depression is likely to be a heterogeneous disorder, it is possible that existing neurotransmitter-based antidepressant drugs do not fully address other pathologies that may exist in certain cases. Biological pathologies related to depression that have been proposed and studied extensively include inflammation and immunology, hypercortisolemia, oxidative stress, and impaired angiogenesis. Such pathologies may induce neurodegeneration, which in turn causes cognitive impairment, a symptom increasingly being recognized in depression...
June 27, 2017: International Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655823/can-an-fda-approved-alzheimer-s-drug-be-repurposed-for-alleviating-neuronal-symptoms-of-zika-virus
#11
Devika Sirohi, Richard J Kuhn
Zika virus caught the world by surprise by its rapid spread and frightening disease outcomes. This major epidemic motivated many scientists to focus their attention on controlling this emerging pathogen. As many as 45 vaccine candidates are being developed, but progress in the antiviral arena has been slower. In a recent article (mBio 8:e00350-17, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1128/mBio.00350-17), Costa and colleagues showed that an FDA-approved drug used to treat Alzheimer's disease may moderate Zika virus-induced neuronal damage...
June 27, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650104/alzheimer-s-disease-and-metabolic-syndrome-a-link-from-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-to-neurodegeneration
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REVIEW
Eduardo Rojas-Gutierrez, Guadalupe Muñoz-Arenas, Samuel Treviño, Blanca Espinosa, Raúl Chavez, Karla Rojas, Gonzalo Flores, Alfonso Díaz, Jorge Guevara
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia and one of the most important causes of morbidity and mortality among the aging population. AD diagnosis is made post-mortem, and the two pathologic hallmarks, particularly evident in the end stages of the illness, are amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles (NFT). Currently, there is no curative treatment for AD. Additionally, there is a strong relation between oxidative stress, metabolic syndrome (MetS) and AD. The high levels of circulating lipids and glucose imbalances amplify lipid peroxidation that gradually diminishes the antioxidant systems, causing high levels of oxidative metabolism that affects cell structure, leading to neuronal damage...
June 26, 2017: Synapse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643372/fine-tuning-perk-signaling-for-neuroprotection
#13
REVIEW
Mark Halliday, Daniel Hughes, Giovanna Mallucci
Protein translation and folding are tightly controlled processes in all cells, by proteostasis, an important component of which is the unfolded protein response (UPR). During periods of endoplasmic reticulum stress due to protein misfolding, the UPR activates a coordinated response in which the PERK branch activation restricts translation, while a variety of genes involved with protein folding, degradation, chaperone expression and stress responses are induced through signaling of the other branches. Chronic overactivation of the UPR, particularly the PERK branch is observed in the brains of patients in a number of protein misfolding neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's diseases and the taopathies...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643232/caffeine-protects-against-anticonvulsant-induced-neurotoxicity-in-the-developing-rat-brain
#14
Stefanie Endesfelder, Ulrike Weichelt, Cornelia Schiller, Marco Sifringer, Ivo Bendix, Christoph Bührer
Phenobarbital is the most commonly used drug for the treatment of neonatal seizures but may induce neurodegeneration in the developing brain. Methylxanthine caffeine is used for the treatment of apnea in newborn infants and appears to be neuroprotective, as shown by antiapoptotic and anti-inflammatory effects in oxidative stress models in newborn rodents and reduced rates of cerebral palsy in human infants treated with caffeine. We hypothesized that caffeine may counteract the proapoptotic effects of phenobarbital in newborn rats...
June 22, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641491/nicotine-and-cigarette-smoke-modulate-nrf2-bdnf-dopaminergic-signal-and-neurobehavioral-disorders-in-adult-rat-cerebral-cortex
#15
Nibedita Naha, D N Gandhi, A K Gautam, J Ravi Prakash
BACKGROUND: Nicotine and cigarette smoking (CS) are associated with addiction behavior, drug-seeking, and abuse. However, the mechanisms that mediate this association especially, the role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), dopamine (DA), and nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) signaling in the cerebral cortex, are not fully known. Therefore, we hypothesized that overexpression of BDNF and DA, and suppression of Nrf2 contribute to several pathological and behavioral alterations in adult cerebral cortex...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624183/the-neuroprotective-effect-of-perampanel-in-lithium-pilocarpine-rat-seizure-model
#16
Ting Wu, Katsutoshi Ido, Yoshihide Osada, Sadaharu Kotani, Akira Tamaoka, Takahisa Hanada
PURPOSE: Status epilepticus (SE) causes irreversible neurodegeneration if not terminated quickly. Perampanel (PER), a potent AMPA receptor antagonist, has previously been shown to terminate seizures in the lithium-pilocarpine SE model. In the present study, we assessed whether PER would also prevent neuronal damage in this model. METHODS: SE was induced in rats using lithium chloride and pilocarpine. Initiation of SE was defined as continuous seizures that exhibited as rearing accompanied by bilateral forelimb clonus (Racine score 4)...
June 14, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588483/plastic-and-neuroprotective-mechanisms-involved-in-the-therapeutic-effects-of-cannabidiol-in-psychiatric-disorders
#17
REVIEW
Alline C Campos, Manoela V Fogaça, Franciele F Scarante, Sâmia R L Joca, Amanda J Sales, Felipe V Gomes, Andreza B Sonego, Naielly S Rodrigues, Ismael Galve-Roperh, Francisco S Guimarães
Beneficial effects of cannabidiol (CBD) have been described for a wide range of psychiatric disorders, including anxiety, psychosis, and depression. The mechanisms responsible for these effects, however, are still poorly understood. Similar to clinical antidepressant or atypical antipsychotic drugs, recent findings clearly indicate that CBD, either acutely or repeatedly administered, induces plastic changes. For example, CBD attenuates the decrease in hippocampal neurogenesis and dendrite spines density induced by chronic stress and prevents microglia activation and the decrease in the number of parvalbumin-positive GABA neurons in a pharmacological model of schizophrenia...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578514/the-beneficial-effects-of-hmg-coa-reductase-inhibitors-in-the-processes-of-neurodegeneration
#18
REVIEW
Seyed Soheil Saeedi Saravi, Seyed Sobhan Saeedi Saravi, Alireza Arefidoust, Ahmad Reza Dehpour
Statins, cholesterol lowering drugs, have been demonstrated to exert beneficial effects in other conditions such as primary and progressing neurodegenerative diseases beyond their original role. Observation that statins ameliorate the neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease (PD), Alzheimer's disease (AD), multiple sclerosis (MS) and cerebral ischemic stroke, the neuroprotective effects of these drugs are thought to be linked to their anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, and anti-excitotoxic properties...
August 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577132/tangeretin-inhibits-neurodegeneration-and-attenuates-inflammatory-responses-and-behavioural-deficits-in-1-methyl-4-phenyl-1-2-3-6-tetrahydropyridine-mptp-induced-parkinson-s-disease-dementia-in-rats
#19
Jin-Song Yang, Xiao-Hong Wu, Hao-Gang Yu, Li-Song Teng
Our aim was to investigate whether tangeretin, a citrus flavonoid, was able to prevent neuroinflammation and improve dementia in 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-induced rodent model of Parkinson's disease (PD). MPTP-HCl was infused into the substantia nigra pars compacta of male Sprague-Dawley rats. Tangeretin (50, 100 or 200 mg/kg body weight) was administered orally starting 3 days prior to MPTP injection and was continued for 20 days following injection. MPTP-lesioned rats revealed motor dysfunction in bar test and rota rod tests...
June 2, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575866/catalpol-protects-synaptic-proteins-from-beta-amyloid-induced-neuron-injury-and-improves-cognitive-functions-in-aged-rats
#20
Zhiming Xia, Fengfei Wang, Shuang Zhou, Rui Zhang, Fushun Wang, Jason H Huang, Erxi Wu, Yongfang Zhang, Yaer Hu
Synapse loss is one of the common factors contributing to cognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), which is manifested by the impairment of basic cognitive functions including memory processing, perception, problem solving, and language. The current therapies for patients with cognitive disorders are mainly palliative; thus, regimens preventing and/or delaying dementia progression are urgently needed. In this study, we evaluated the effects of catalpol, isolated from traditional Chinese medicine Rehmannia glutinosa, on synaptic plasticity in aged rat models...
May 17, 2017: Oncotarget
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