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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081026/the-effect-of-nebulized-glycopyrrolate-on-posterior-drooling-in-patients-with-brain-injury-two-cases-of-different-brain-lesions
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Zee-Ihn Lee, Kwang Jae Yu, Dae Hee Lee, Seong Kyung Hong, Seung Beom Woo, Jong Min Kim, Donghwi Park
Posterior drooling, which can lead to substantial respiratory morbidity, including unexplained lung diseases and recurrent pneumonia, is an important issue in the rehabilitation unit. There are various treatment options for posterior drooling, including pharmacologic therapy, oral motor or behavioral therapy, biofeedback, local glandular injection of botulinum toxin, irradiation, and surgery. Among them, nebulized glycopyrrolate has the following advantages: It is noninvasive and is relatively free of central adverse effects because it does not cross the blood-brain barrier unlike other anticholinergics...
January 9, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079313/postischemic-inflammation-in-acute-stroke
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REVIEW
Simone Vidale, Arturo Consoli, Marco Arnaboldi, Domenico Consoli
Cerebral ischemia is caused by arterial occlusion due to a thrombus or an embolus. Such occlusion induces multiple and concomitant pathophysiological processes that involve bioenergetic failure, acidosis, loss of cell homeostasis, excitotoxicity, and disruption of the blood-brain barrier. All of these mechanisms contribute to neuronal death, mainly via apoptosis or necrosis. The immune system is involved in this process in the early phases after brain injury, which contributes to potential enlargement of the infarct size and involves the penumbra area...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079139/blood-occludin-level-as-a-potential-biomarker-for-early-blood-brain-barrier-damage-following-ischemic-stroke
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Rong Pan, Kewei Yu, Theodore Weatherwax, Handong Zheng, Wenlan Liu, Ke Jian Liu
Concern about intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is the primary reason for withholding tPA therapy from patients with ischemic stroke. Early blood brain barrier (BBB) damage is the major risk factor for fatal post-thrombolysis ICH, but rapidly assessing BBB damage before tPA administration is highly challenging. We recently reported that ischemia induced rapid degradation of tight junction protein occludin in cerebromicrovessels. The present study investigates whether the cleaved occludin is released into the blood stream and how blood occludin levels correlate to the extent of BBB damage using a rat model of ischemic stroke...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078626/time-course-investigation-of-blood-brain-barrier-permeability-and-tight-junction-protein-changes-in-a-rat-model-of-permanent-focal-ischemia
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Peng Liu, Rui Zhang, Danyang Liu, Jinling Wang, Chunling Yuan, Xuemei Zhao, Yinjie Li, Xuefei Ji, Tianyan Chi, Libo Zou
Permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion (pMCAO) is an animal model that is widely used to simulate human ischemic stroke. However, the timing of the changes in the expression of tight junction (TJ) proteins and synaptic proteins associated with pMCAO remain incompletely understood. Therefore, to further explore the characteristics and mechanisms of blood-brain barrier (BBB) damage during cerebral ischemic stroke, we used a pMCAO rat model to define dynamic changes in BBB permeability within 120 h after ischemia in order to examine the expression levels of the TJ proteins claudin-5 and occludin and the synaptic proteins synaptophysin (SYP) and postsynaptic density protein 95 (PSD95)...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065781/ischemic-brain-injury-new-insights-on-the-protective-role-of-melatonin
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REVIEW
Eva Ramos, Paloma Patiño, Russel J Reiter, Emilio Gil-Martín, José Marco-Contelles, Esther Parada, Cristobal de Los Rios, Alejandro Romero, Javier Egea
Stroke represents one of the most common causes of brain's vulnerability for many millions of people worldwide. The plethora of physiopathological events associated with brain ischemia are regulate through multiple signaling pathways leading to the activation of oxidative stress process, Ca(2+) dyshomeostasis, mitochondrial dysfunction, proinflammatory mediators, excitotoxicity and/or programmed neuronal cell death. Understanding this cascade of molecular events is mandatory in order to develop new therapeutic strategies for stroke...
January 6, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054340/fingolimod-confers-neuroprotection-through-activation-of-rac1-after-experimental-germinal-matrix-hemorrhage-in-rat-pups
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William B Rolland, Paul R Krafft, Tim Lekic, Damon Klebe, Julia LeGrand, Abby Jones Weldon, Liang Xu, John H Zhang
Fingolimod, a sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor (S1PR) agonist, is clinically available to treat multiple sclerosis and is showing promise in treating stroke. We investigated if fingolimod provides long-term protection from experimental neonatal germinal matrix hemorrhage (GMH), aiming to support a potential mechanism of acute fingolimod-induced protection. GMH was induced in P7 rats by infusion of collagenase (0.3 U) into the right ganglionic eminence. Animals euthanized at four weeks post-GMH received low or high dose fingolimod (0...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053036/pericytes-as-inducers-of-rapid-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-dependent-capillary-damage-during-ischemia
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Robert G Underly, Manuel Levy, David A Hartmann, Roger I Grant, Ashley N Watson, Andy Y Shih
: Blood-brain barrier disruption (BBB) and release of toxic blood molecules into the brain contributes to neuronal injury during stroke and other cerebrovascular diseases. While pericytes are builders and custodians of the BBB in the normal brain, their impact on BBB integrity during ischemia remains unclear. We imaged pericyte-labeled transgenic mice with in vivo two-photon microscopy to examine the relationship between pericytes and blood plasma leakage during photothrombotic occlusion of cortical capillaries...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045138/tfp5-peptide-derived-from-cdk5-activating-cofactor-p35-provides-neuroprotection-in-early-stage-of-adult-ischemic-stroke
#8
Ya-Bin Ji, Pei-Pei Zhuang, Zhong Ji, Yong-Ming Wu, Yong Gu, Xiao-Ya Gao, Su-Yue Pan, Ya-Fang Hu
Cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (CDK5) is a multifaceted protein shown to play important roles in the central nervous system. Abundant evidence indicates that CDK5 hyperactivities associated with neuronal apoptosis and death following ischemic stroke. CDK5 activity increases when its cofactor p35 cleaves into p25 during ischemia. Theoretically, inhibition of CDK5/p25 activity or reduction of p25 would be neuroprotective. TFP5, a modified 24-aa peptide (Lys254-Ala277) derived from p35, was found to effectively inhibit CDK5 hyperactivity and improve the outcomes of Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease in vivo...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031392/dce-mri-blood-brain-barrier-assessment-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Kersten Villringer, Borja E Sanz Cuesta, Ann-Christin Ostwaldt, Ulrike Grittner, Peter Brunecker, Ahmed A Khalil, Kristina Schindler, Ole Eisenblätter, Heinrich Audebert, Jochen B Fiebach
OBJECTIVE: To quantitatively evaluate blood-brain barrier changes in ischemic stroke patients using dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI. METHODS: We examined 54 stroke patients (clinicaltrials.gov NCT00715533, NCT02077582) in a 3T MRI scanner within 48 hours after symptom onset. Twenty-eight patients had a follow-up examination on day 5-7. DCE T1 mapping and Patlak analysis were employed to assess BBB permeability changes. RESULTS: Median stroke K(trans) values (0...
December 28, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011949/the-presence-of-tau-protein-in-blood-as-a-potential-prognostic-factor-in-stroke-patients
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A A Lasek-Bal, H Jedrzejowska-Szypulka, J Rozycka, W Bal, A Kowalczyk, M Holecki, J Dulawa, J Lewin-Kowalik
Tau protein is found in the blood of 40 - 50% of patients in the acute phase of a stroke, as a result of the degradation of neurons and damage to the blood-brain barrier. The aim of the study was to assess the incidence of tau protein in the blood of stroke patients, as well as to evaluate the potential impact of tau protein presence in the blood of patients on their neurological state during the first 24 hours, and their functional condition three months after the stroke. Eighty-seven patients aged 39 - 99 (42 females and 45 males) diagnosed with stroke were enrolled in the prospective study (August 2014 - April 2015)...
October 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008980/antiretroviral-treatment-with-efavirenz-disrupts-the-blood-brain-barrier-integrity-and-increases-stroke-severity
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Luc Bertrand, Levi Dygert, Michal Toborek
The introduction of antiretroviral drugs (ARVd) changed the prognosis of HIV infection from a deadly disease to a chronic disease. However, even with undetectable viral loads, patients still develop a wide range of pathologies, including cerebrovascular complications and stroke. It is hypothesized that toxic side effects of ARVd may contribute to these effects. To address this notion, we evaluated the impact of several non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTI; Efavirenz, Etravirine, Rilpivirine and Nevirapine) on the integrity of the blood-brain barrier, and their impact on severity of stroke...
December 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998795/mechanisms-of-modulation-of-brain-microvascular-endothelial-cells-function-by-thrombin
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Eugen Brailoiu, Megan M Shipsky, Guang Yan, Mary E Abood, G Cristina Brailoiu
Brain microvascular endothelial cells are a critical component of the blood-brain barrier. They form a tight monolayer which is essential for maintaining the brain homeostasis. Blood-derived proteases such as thrombin may enter the brain during pathological conditions like trauma, stroke, and inflammation and further disrupts the permeability of the blood-brain barrier, via incompletely characterized mechanisms. We examined the underlying mechanisms evoked by thrombin in rat brain microvascular endothelial cells (RBMVEC)...
December 17, 2016: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998781/tfp5-is-comparable-to-mild-hypothermia-in-improving-neurological-outcomes-in-early-stage-ischemic-stroke-of-adult-rats
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Ya-Bin Ji, Pei-Pei Zhuang, Zhong Ji, Kai-Bin Huang, Yong Gu, Yong-Ming Wu, Su-Yue Pan, Ya-Fang Hu
AIM: We compared the efficacy of a modified truncated 24-aa peptide (TFP5), derived from the cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (CDK5)-activating cofactor p35, with mild hypothermia (MH), and determined whether the efficacy of TFP5 is affected by MH. METHODS: Ischemic stroke was induced in adult male Sprague-Dawley rats for 2h. Immediately after initiating reperfusion, TFP5, MH, or the combination of the two were administrated. 48h after reperfusion, neurological outcomes were evaluated...
December 18, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957611/barrier-function-in-the-peripheral-and-central-nervous-system-a-review
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REVIEW
A K Reinhold, H L Rittner
The peripheral (PNS) and central nervous system (CNS) are delicate structures, highly sensitive to homeostatic changes-and crucial for basic vital functions. Thus, a selection of barriers ensures the protection of the nervous system from noxious blood-borne or surrounding stimuli. In this chapter, anatomy and functioning of the blood-nerve (BNB), the blood-brain (BBB), and the blood-spinal cord barriers (BSCB) are presented and the key tight junction (TJ) proteins described: claudin-1, claudin-3, claudin-5, claudin-11, claudin-12, claudin-19, occludin, Zona occludens-1 (ZO-1), and tricellulin are by now identified as relevant for nerval barriers...
January 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930990/cigarette-smoke-and-related-risk-factors-in-neurological-disorders-an-update
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REVIEW
Smilin Bell Aseervatham G, Sangdun Choi, Jayalakshmi Krishnan, Ruckmani K
Cigarette smoking is known to be harmful to health, and is considered the main cause of death worldwide, especially in India. Among the well-distinguished diseases related to smoking are, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, oral and peripheral cancers, and cardiovascular complications. However, the impact of cigarette smoking on neurocognitive and neuropathological effects, including anxiety, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, ischemic stroke, and blood-brain barrier dysfunction, still remains unclear...
January 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914011/activation-of-alpha-7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-reduces-brain-edema-in-mice-with-ischemic-stroke-and-bone-fracture
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Dingquan Zou, Man Luo, Zhenying Han, Lei Zhan, Wan Zhu, Shuai Kang, Chen Bao, Zhao Li, Jeffrey Nelson, Rui Zhang, Hua Su
Stroke is an important risk factor for bone fracture. We showed previously that bone fracture at the acute stage of ischemic stroke worsens, and activation of α-7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α-7 nAchR) improves, stroke recovery by attenuating inflammation. We hypothesized that activation of α-7 nAchR also improves the blood-brain barrier (BBB) integrity. Permanent distal middle cerebral artery occlusion (pMCAO) was performed on C57BL/6J mice followed by tibia fracture 1 day later. Mice were treated with 0...
December 2, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910074/evolutional-characterization-of-photochemically-induced-stroke-in-rats-a-multimodality-imaging-and-molecular-biological-study
#17
Nai-Wei Liu, Chien-Chih Ke, Yonghua Zhao, Yi-An Chen, Kim-Chuan Chan, David Tat-Wei Tan, Jhih-Shian Lee, You-Yin Chen, Tun-Wei Hsu, Ya-Ju Hsieh, Chi-Wei Chang, Bang-Hung Yang, Wen-Sheng Huang, Ren-Shyan Liu
Photochemically induced cerebral ischemia is an easy-manipulated, reproducible, relatively noninvasive, and lesion controllable model for translational study of ischemic stroke. In order to longitudinally investigate the characterization of the model, magnetic resonance imaging, (18)F-2-deoxy-glucose positron emission tomography, fluorescence, and bioluminescence imaging system were performed in correlation with triphenyl tetrazolium chloride (TTC), hematoxylin-eosin staining, and immunohistochemistry examinations of glial fibrillary acidic protein, CD68, NeuN, von willebrand factor, and α-smooth muscle actin in the infarct zone...
December 1, 2016: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909732/early-vegf-inhibition-attenuates-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-in-ischemic-rat-brains-by-regulating-the-expression-of-mmps
#18
Hai-Tao Zhang, Ping Zhang, Yi Gao, Chen-Long Li, Hong-Jun Wang, Ling-Chao Chen, Yan Feng, Rui-Yan Li, Yong-Li Li, Chuan-Lu Jiang
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibition has been demonstrated to be an effective strategy in preserving the integrity of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in patients with acute ischemic stroke. Loss of the BBB is the key event associated with morbidity and mortality in these patients. However, the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. In the present study, the effects of VEGF inhibition and the possible mechanism that underlies acute cerebral ischemia in rats was investigated. Following the induction of transient middle cerebral artery occlusion for a 90‑min period, either an anti‑VEGF neutralizing antibody (RB‑222; 5 or 10 µg), or IgG (control), was administered by intracerebroventricular injection at 1 h following reperfusion...
January 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909202/prediction-of-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-and-intracerebral-hemorrhagic-infarction-using-arterial-spin-labeling-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Takeya Niibo, Hajime Ohta, Shirou Miyata, Ichiro Ikushima, Kazuchika Yonenaga, Hideo Takeshima
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Arterial spin-labeling magnetic resonance imaging is sensitive for detecting hyperemic lesions (HLs) in patients with acute ischemic stroke. We evaluated whether HLs could predict blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption and hemorrhagic transformation (HT) in acute ischemic stroke patients. METHODS: In a retrospective study, arterial spin-labeling was performed within 6 hours of symptom onset before revascularization treatment in 25 patients with anterior circulation large vessel occlusion on baseline magnetic resonance angiography...
January 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907954/today-s-approach-to-treating-brain-swelling-in-the-neuro-intensive-care-unit
#20
Shreyansh Shah, W Taylor Kimberly
Brain swelling is an urgent clinical problem that frequently accompanies ischemic stroke, brain hemorrhage, and traumatic brain injury; it increases morbidity and mortality associated with them. It occurs due to failure of membrane transporters and leakage of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), resulting in combination of cytotoxic, ionic, and vasogenic edema. Currently, decompressive craniectomy and osmotherapy are the mainstays of management, but these therapies do not halt the underlying molecular cascade leading to brain swelling...
December 2016: Seminars in Neurology
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