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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802145/ensemble-of-expert-deep-neural-networks-for-spatio-temporal-denoising-of-contrast-enhanced-mri-sequences
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A Benou, R Veksler, A Friedman, T Riklin Raviv
Dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) is an imaging protocol where MRI scans are acquired repetitively throughout the injection of a contrast agent. The analysis of dynamic scans is widely used for the detection and quantification of blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability. Extraction of the pharmacokinetic (PK) parameters from the DCE-MRI concentration curves allows quantitative assessment of the integrity of the BBB functionality. However, curve fitting required for the analysis of DCE-MRI data is error-prone as the dynamic scans are subject to non-white, spatially-dependent and anisotropic noise...
August 2, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796818/hypercholesterolemia-induced-cerebral-small-vessel-disease
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Peter Kraft, Michael K Schuhmann, Cornelia Garz, Solveig Jandke, Daniela Urlaub, Stine Mencl, Alma Zernecke, Hans-Jochen Heinze, Roxana O Carare, Christoph Kleinschnitz, Stefanie Schreiber
BACKGROUND: While hypercholesterolemia plays a causative role for the development of ischemic stroke in large vessels, its significance for cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD) remains unclear. We thus aimed to understand the detailed relationship between hypercholesterolemia and CSVD using the well described Ldlr-/- mouse model. METHODS: We used Ldlr-/- mice (n = 16) and wild-type (WT) mice (n = 15) at the age of 6 and 12 months. Ldlr-/- mice develop high plasma cholesterol levels following a high fat diet...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794441/tgf%C3%AE-signaling-is-associated-with-changes-in-inflammatory-gene-expression-and-perineuronal-net-degradation-around-inhibitory-neurons-following-various-neurological-insults
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Soo Young Kim, Vladimir V Senatorov, Christapher S Morrissey, Kristina Lippmann, Oscar Vazquez, Dan Z Milikovsky, Feng Gu, Isabel Parada, David A Prince, Albert J Becker, Uwe Heinemann, Alon Friedman, Daniela Kaufer
Brain damage due to stroke or traumatic brain injury (TBI), both leading causes of serious long-term disability, often leads to the development of epilepsy. Patients who develop post-injury epilepsy tend to have poor functional outcomes. Emerging evidence highlights a potential role for blood-brain barrier (BBB) dysfunction in the development of post-injury epilepsy. However, common mechanisms underlying the pathological hyperexcitability are largely unknown. Here, we show that comparative transcriptome analyses predict remodeling of extracellular matrix (ECM) as a common response to different types of injuries...
August 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775139/permeability-surface-of-deep-middle-cerebral-artery-territory-on-computed-tomographic-perfusion-predicts-hemorrhagic-transformation-after-stroke
#4
Qiao Li, Xinyi Gao, Zhenwei Yao, Xiaoyuan Feng, Huijin He, Jing Xue, Peiyi Gao, Lumeng Yang, Xin Cheng, Weijian Chen, Yunjun Yang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Permeability surface (PS) on computed tomographic perfusion reflects blood-brain barrier permeability and is related to hemorrhagic transformation (HT). HT of deep middle cerebral artery (MCA) territory can occur after recanalization of proximal large-vessel occlusion. We aimed to determine the relationship between HT and PS of deep MCA territory. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 70 consecutive acute ischemic stroke patients presenting with occlusion of the distal internal carotid artery or M1 segment of the MCA...
August 3, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769863/application-of-texture-analysis-to-study-small-vessel-disease-and-blood-brain-barrier-integrity
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Maria Del C Valdés Hernández, Victor González-Castro, Francesca M Chappell, Eleni Sakka, Stephen Makin, Paul A Armitage, William H Nailon, Joanna M Wardlaw
OBJECTIVES: We evaluate the alternative use of texture analysis for evaluating the role of blood-brain barrier (BBB) in small vessel disease (SVD). METHODS: We used brain magnetic resonance imaging from 204 stroke patients, acquired before and 20 min after intravenous gadolinium administration. We segmented tissues, white matter hyperintensities (WMH) and applied validated visual scores. We measured textural features in all tissues pre- and post-contrast and used ANCOVA to evaluate the effect of SVD indicators on the pre-/post-contrast change, Kruskal-Wallis for significance between patient groups and linear mixed models for pre-/post-contrast variations in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) with Fazekas scores...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768648/c-c-chemokine-receptor-type-5-ccr5-mediated-docking-of-transferred-tregs-protects-against-early-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-after-stroke
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Peiying Li, Long Wang, Yuxi Zhou, Yu Gan, Wen Zhu, Yuguo Xia, Xiaoyan Jiang, Simon Watkins, Alberto Vazquez, Angus W Thomson, Jun Chen, Weifeng Yu, Xiaoming Hu
BACKGROUND: Despite recent evidence demonstrating a potent protective effect of adoptively transferred regulatory T cells (Tregs) in ischemic stroke, the mechanism for Treg mobilization and activation in the ischemic brain is, remarkably, unknown. This study determines the role of C-C chemokine receptor type 5 (CCR5) in mediating the docking and activation of transferred Tregs in their protection of early blood-brain barrier disruption after stroke. METHODS AND RESULTS: Adoptive transfer of CCR5(-/-) Tregs failed to reduce brain infarct or neurological deficits, indicating an indispensable role of CCR5 in Treg-afforded protection against cerebral ischemia...
August 2, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761630/s100-b-a-new-concept-in-neurocritical-care
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Omidvar Rezaei, Hossein Pakdaman, Kurosh Gharehgozli, Leila Simani, Amir Vahedian-Azimi, Sina Asaadi, Zahra Sahraei, Mohammadreza Hajiesmaeili
After brain injuries, concentrations of some brain markers such as S100B protein in serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) are correlated with the severity and outcome of brain damage. To perform an updated review of S100B roles in human neurocritical care domain, an electronic literature search was carried among articles published in English prior to March 2017. They were retrieved from PubMed, Scopus, EMBSCO, CINAHL, ISC and the Cochrane Library using keywords including "brain", "neurobiochemical marker", "neurocritical care", and "S100B protein"...
April 4, 2017: Iranian Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760594/s-oxiracetam-protect-against-ischemic-stroke-via-alleviating-blood-brain-barrier-dysfunction-in-rats
#8
Liangliang Huang, Erxin Shang, Wenxiang Fan, Xiang Li, Binbin Li, Shucheng He, Yuxin Fu, Yizhi Zhang, Yunman Li, Weirong Fang
The blood brain barrier (BBB) maintains the basic stability of the brain tissue under physiological conditions, while destroys and exaggerates brain edema and inflammatory response after ischemic stroke. In this study, we researched S-oxiracetam (S-ORC), a nootropic drug, alleviates BBB dysfunction and protects against ischemic stroke in rats. Middle cerebral artery occlusion(MCAO)/reperfusion in rats is applied to mimic ischemic stroke. One hour after reperfusion, rats are administered intravenously with different dose (0...
July 29, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757878/neuroprotective-effects-of-stem-cells-in-ischemic-stroke
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REVIEW
Weilin Xu, Jingwei Zheng, Liansheng Gao, Tao Li, Jianmin Zhang, Anwen Shao
Ischemic stroke, the most common subtype of stroke, has been one of the leading causes of mobility and mortality worldwide. However, it is still lacking of efficient agents. Stem cell therapy, with its vigorous advantages, has attracted researchers around the world. Numerous experimental researches in animal models of stroke have demonstrated the promising efficacy in treating ischemic stroke. The underlying mechanism involved antiapoptosis, anti-inflammation, promotion of angiogenesis and neurogenesis, formation of new neural cells and neuronal circuitry, antioxidation, and blood-brain barrier (BBB) protection...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753105/the-vascular-basement-membrane-in-the-healthy-and-pathological-brain
#10
Maj S Thomsen, Lisa J Routhe, Torben Moos
The vascular basement membrane contributes to the integrity of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), which is formed by brain capillary endothelial cells (BCECs). The BCECs receive support from pericytes embedded in the vascular basement membrane and from astrocyte endfeet. The vascular basement membrane forms a three-dimensional protein network predominantly composed of laminin, collagen IV, nidogen, and heparan sulfate proteoglycans that mutually support interactions between BCECs, pericytes, and astrocytes. Major changes in the molecular composition of the vascular basement membrane are observed in acute and chronic neuropathological settings...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736035/propane-2-sulfonic-acid-octadec-9-enyl-amide-a-novel-ppar%C3%AE-%C3%AE-dual-agonist-protects-against-ischemia-induced-brain-damage-in-mice-by-inhibiting-inflammatory-responses
#11
Ying Li, Lanxi Xu, Kaiyue Zeng, Zhentian Xu, Daqin Suo, Lu Peng, Tong Ren, Zhiheng Sun, Wushuang Yang, Xin Jin, Lichao Yang
Propane-2-sulfonic acid octadec-9-enyl-amide (N15), an analogue of oleoylethanolamide (OEA), is a novel PPARα/γ dual agonist. Our previous studies verified the positive effects of OEA on the acute and delayed stages of cerebral ischemia. However, it is not clear whether N15 is effective against ischemic cerebral injury. In the present study, male Kunming mice were subjected to middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). To evaluate its preventive effects, N15 (50, 100 or 200 mg/kg, ip) was administered for 3 days before ischemia...
July 20, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726167/early-increased-bradykinin-1-receptor-contributes-to-hemorrhagic-transformation-after-ischemic-stroke-in-type-1-diabetic-rats
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Hongfei Sang, Zhongming Qiu, Jin Cai, Wenya Lan, Linjie Yu, Hao Zhang, Min Li, Yi Xie, Ruibing Guo, Ruidong Ye, Xinfeng Liu, Ling Liu, Renliang Zhang
Hemorrhagic transformation (HT) is a major complication of ischemic stroke and further deteriorates neurological outcomes. Bradykinin 1 receptor (B1R) has been proven to mediate vasculo-toxicity in various experimental models. However, its role in the development of HT after stroke remains unclear. We detected the B1R expression in brain tissues with or without HT in a rat model of cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) with type 1 diabetes, showing higher B1R expression in the hemorrhagic areas than the ischemic tissues...
July 19, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725968/microglial-mediated-pdgf-cc-activation-increases-cerebrovascular-permeability-during-ischemic-stroke
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Enming Joseph Su, Chunzhang Cao, Linda Fredriksson, Ingrid Nilsson, Christina Stefanitsch, Tamara K Stevenson, Juanjuan Zhao, Margret Ragsdale, Yu-Yo Sun, Manuel Yepes, Chia-Yi Kuan, Ulf Eriksson, Dudley K Strickland, Daniel A Lawrence, Li Zhang
Treatment of acute ischemic stroke with the thrombolytic tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) can significantly improve neurological outcomes; however, thrombolytic therapy is associated with an increased risk of intra-cerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Previously, we demonstrated that during stroke tPA acting on the parenchymal side of the neurovascular unit (NVU) can increase blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability and ICH through activation of latent platelet-derived growth factor-CC (PDGF-CC) and signaling by the PDGF receptor-α (PDGFRα)...
July 19, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722240/an-mri-hyperintense-acute-reperfusion-marker-is-related-to-elevated-peripheral-monocyte-count-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
#14
Zurab Nadareishvili, Marie Luby, Richard Leigh, Jignesh Shah, John K Lynch, Amie W Hsia, Richard T Benson, Lawrence L Latour
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption detected on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in acute ischemic stroke as a hyperintense acute reperfusion marker (HARM) is associated with upregulation of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9). Although activated leukocytes, including monocytes, are the main source of MMPs, limited data exist to support relationship between leukocyte activation and BBB disruption in patients with acute ischemic stroke. The goal of this study is to investigate the relationship between neutrophils, lymphocytes, and monocytes with BBB disruption detected as HARM (+) in patients with acute ischemic stroke...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710023/transient-brain-hypothermia-reduces-the-reperfusion-injury-of-delayed-tissue-plasminogen-activator-and-extends-its-therapeutic-time-window-in-a-focal-embolic-stroke-model
#15
Mohammadreza Zarisfi, Fatemeh Allahtavakoli, Mahsa Hassanipour, Mohammad Khaksari, Hossain Rezazadeh, Mohammad Allahtavakoli, Mohammad Mohsen Taghavi
It has been reported that restriction of reperfusion after thrombolytic therapy in ischemic stroke may reduce tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) adverse effects and extend its time window. We examined whether shortIt has been reported that restriction of reperfusion after thrombolytic therapy in ischemic stroke may reduce tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) adverse effects and extend its time window. We examined whether short-term and mild local brain cooling can prevent hyperemia and/or adverse effects of delayed tPA in rat embolic stroke model...
July 11, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706113/pd-l1-programmed-death-ligand-1-protects-against-experimental-intracerebral-hemorrhage-induced-brain-injury
#16
Ranran Han, Jiaying Luo, Yanchao Shi, Yang Yao, Junwei Hao
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is a neurologically destructive stroke, for which no valid treatment is available. This preclinical study examined the therapeutic effect of PD-L1 (programmed death ligand 1), a B7 family member and a ligand for both PD-1 (programmed death 1) and B7-1 (CD80), in a murine ICH model. METHODS: ICH was induced by injecting autologous blood into 252 male C57BL/6 and Rag1(-/-) mice. One hour later, ICH mice were randomly assigned to receive an intraperitoneal injection of vehicle, PD-L1, or anti-PD-L1 antibody...
July 13, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705822/focal-low-and-global-high-permeability-predict-the-possibility-risk-and-location-of-hemorrhagic-transformation-following-intra-arterial-thrombolysis-therapy-in-acute-stroke
#17
Y Li, Y Xia, H Chen, N Liu, A Jackson, M Wintermark, Y Zhang, J Hu, B Wu, W Zhang, J Tu, Z Su, G Zhu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The contrast volume transfer coefficient (K(trans)), which reflects blood-brain barrier permeability, is influenced by circulation and measurement conditions. We hypothesized that focal low BBB permeability values can predict the spatial distribution of hemorrhagic transformation and global high BBB permeability values can predict the likelihood of hemorrhagic transformation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively enrolled 106 patients with hemispheric stroke who received intra-arterial thrombolytic treatment...
July 13, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699024/transcriptome-sequencing-reveals-astrocytes-as-a-therapeutic-target-in-heat-stroke
#18
Bing Niu, Tao Zhang, Huaiqiang Hu, Bingzhen Cao
Heat-stroke is a serious form of hyperthermia with high mortality, and can induce severe central nervous system disorders. The neurovascular unit (NVU), which consists of vascular cells, glial cells, and neurons, controls blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability and cerebral blood flow, and maintains the proper functioning of neuronal circuits. However, the detailed function of each BBB component in heat-stroke remains unknown. In order to interpret alterations caused by heat stress, we performed transcriptome comparison of neuron and astrocyte primary cultures after heat treatment...
July 11, 2017: Neuroscience Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690765/novel-therapeutic-effects-of-leonurine-on-ischemic-stroke-new-mechanisms-of-bbb-integrity
#19
Qiu-Yan Zhang, Zhi-Jun Wang, De-Miao Sun, Ying Wang, Peng Xu, Wei-Jun Wu, Xin-Hua Liu, Yi-Zhun Zhu
Stroke is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally. Leonurine (also named SCM-198), a compound extracted from Herba leonuri, was effective on the prevention of various cardiovascular and brain diseases. The purpose of this study was to explore the possible therapeutic potential of SCM-198 against ischemia reperfusion injury and underlying mechanisms. In the in vivo transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAO) rat model, we found that treatment with SCM-198 could decrease infarct volume and improve neurological deficit by protecting against blood-brain barrier (BBB) breakdown...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684970/the-effects-of-chunghyul-dan-an-agent-of-korean-medicine-on-a-mouse-model-of-traumatic-brain-injury
#20
Won-Woo Choi, Kyungjin Lee, Beom-Joon Lee, Seong-Uk Park, Jung-Mi Park, Chang-Nam Ko, Youngmin Bu
Chunghyul-Dan (CHD) is the first choice agent for the prevention and treatment of stroke at the Kyung Hee Medical Hospital. To date, CHD has been reported to have beneficial effects on brain disease in animals and humans, along with antioxidative and anti-inflammatory effects. The aim of this study was to evaluate the pharmacological effects of CHD on a traumatic brain injury (TBI) mouse model to explore the possibility of CHD use in patients with TBI. The TBI mouse model was induced using the controlled cortical impact method...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
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