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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054447/deletion-ofmst1-attenuates-neuronal-loss-andimproves-neurological-impairment-inarat-model-oftraumatic-brain-injury
#1
Di Li, Haibo Ni, Qin Rui, Rong Gao, Gang Chen
Neuronal cell death following traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a considerable contributor to neurological deficits. In our work, we explored the functions of Mammalian STE20-like kinase-1 (Mst1), a apoptosis-promoting kinase and aslo a pivotal bridgebuilder of apoptotic signaling, in the etiopathogenesis of an experimental rat model of TBI. We found that the phosphorylation level of Mst1 in injured area was significantly increased after TBI. Furthermore, we discovered that inhibition of Mst1 phosphorylation can effectively reduce neuronal cell death by inhibiting the activation of caspase 3 and suppressing the damage of DNA during TBI...
October 17, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050158/-ct-perfusion-analysis-on-the-association-of-permeability-surface-with-hematoma-and-edema-volume-in-acute-spontaneous-putaminal-and-thalamic-hematoma
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H L Xu, J C Wang, Y Zhang, S L Liu, W W He, X T Qin, G Q Cao, Y J Yang, Q C Zhuge, W J Chen
Objective: To discuss the correlation of permeability surface (PS) with hematoma and edema volume in acute spontaneous putaminal and thalamic hematoma using CT perfusion imaging. Methods: A total of 48 acute spontaneous putaminal and thalamic hemorrhage patients were enrolled in this study during October 2015 and December 2016 at the First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University. At the image slice with maximum size of hematoma, PS was measured by drawing various regions of interest (ROI) including"hot spots", perihematomal regions, outward regions, hemisphere regions and contralateral mirror regions...
October 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044654/animal-models-of-neuroinflammation-secondary-to-acute-insults-originated-outside-the-brain
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REVIEW
Mike Yoshio Hamasaki, Marcel Cerqueira César Machado, Fabiano Pinheiro da Silva
The term "neuroinflammation" has been widely used to describe a series of acute or chronic conditions that cause inflammation in the central nervous system (CNS). Neurological damage can be a consequence of direct local injury or, secondary, of systemic or even distant inflammatory processes. In this respect, animal models have been developed to better understand the pathophysiology and, possibly, to evaluate more effective methods of treatment for these disorders. Animal models that promote alterations in blood-brain barrier permeability-the activation of microglia or astrocytes, modifications in neuropeptide expression, oxidative stress, increased apoptosis, release of inflammatory mediators, leukocyte infiltration, and brain edema-are likely to involve neuroinflammation and therefore can serve as useful models for human inflammatory CNS injury...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042193/microrna-126-3p-attenuates-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-cerebral-edema-and-neuronal-injury-following-intracerebral-hemorrhage-by-regulating-pik3r2-and-akt
#4
Tianyang Xi, Feng Jin, Ying Zhu, Jialu Wang, Ling Tang, Yanzhe Wang, David S Liebeskind, Zhiyi He
MiR-126, a microRNA implicated in blood vessel integrity, angiogenesis and vascular inflammation, is markedly decreased in the sera of patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). The current study aims to evaluate the potential therapeutic effect of miR-126-3p on brain injuries in a rat model of collagenase-induced ICH. Intracerebroventricular administration of a miR-126-3p mimic significantly alleviated behavioral defects 24 h after ICH, as examined by paw placement and corner tests. ICH led to increased blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability and cerebral edema, both of which were attenuated by miR-126-3p mimic...
October 14, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039533/sirt1-activation-by-resveratrol-reduces-brain-edema-and-neuronal-apoptosis-in-an-experimental-rat-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-model
#5
Cong Qian, Jianxiang Jin, Jingyin Chen, Jianru Li, Xiaobo Yu, Hangbo Mo, Gao Chen
Early brain injury is considered to be a major risk that is related to the prognosis of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). In SAH model rats, brain edema and apoptosis have been closely related with death rate and neurological function. Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) was reported to be involved in apoptosis in cerebral ischemia and brain tumor formation through p53 deacetylation. The present study aimed to evaluate the role of SIRT1 in a rat endovascular perforation model of SAH. The SIRT1 activator resveratrol (RES) was administered 48 h prior to SAH induction and the SIRT1 inhibitor Sirtinol (SIR) was used to reverse the effects of RES on SIRT1 expression...
October 12, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028768/hydrogen-gas-treatment-improves-the-neurological-outcome-after-traumatic-brain-injury-via-increasing-mir-21-expression
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Lu Wang, Chongfa Zhao, Shuang Wu, Guanghui Xiao, Xin Zhuge, Ping Lei, Keliang Xie
Hydrogen gas (H2) exerts a beneficial effect against traumatic brain injury (TBI). miR-21 is one of the most highly expressed members of small non-coding microRNA family in mammalian cells. miR-21 can improve the neurological outcome after TBI. In the present study, we investigated whether H2 treatment could improve the neurological outcome after TBI via increasing miR-21 expression. TBI was induced by controlled cortical impact (CCI) in rats. H2 treatment was given by exposure to 2% H2 from 30 minutes to 5 hours after TBI operation...
October 12, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991676/sulfonylurea-drug-pretreatment-and-functional-outcome-in-diabetic-patients-with-acute-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Jason J Chang, Yasser Khorchid, Ali Kerro, L Goodwin Burgess, Nitin Goyal, Anne W Alexandrov, Andrei V Alexandrov, Georgios Tsivgoulis
PURPOSE: Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is associated with poor clinical outcome and high mortality. Sulfonylurea (SFU) use may be a viable therapy for inhibiting sulfonylurea receptor-1 and NCCa-ATP channels and reducing perihematomal edema and blood-brain barrier disruption. We sought to evaluate the effects of prehospital SFU use with outcomes in diabetic patients with acute ICH. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed a cohort of diabetic patients presenting with acute ICH at a tertiary care center...
October 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989143/-protective-effect-of-mitochondria-targeted-antioxidant-ss31-on-early-brain-injury-following-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-rats
#8
Jian Zhou, Zhengzheng Li, Zhenggang Chen, Kun Yang
To evaluate protective effects of SS31 on early brain injury (EBI) induced by subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) in rats.
 Methods: A total of 96 Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into 4 groups: A sham group, an SAH group, an SAH+vehicle group (SAH+V), and an SAH+SS31 group. The SAH-induced prechiasmatic cistern rat model was established in this study. Neurological deficit scores were evaluated at 24 h after SAH. The SS31 (5 mg/kg) as well as equal volume of vehicle were administrated intraperitoneally at 2 h after SAH...
September 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966265/the-endothelin-etb-receptor-antagonist-bq788-protects-against-brain-edema-after-fluid-percussion-injury-by-decreasing-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-a-expression-in-mice
#9
Shotaro Michinaga
 Brain edema is a severe morbid complication of brain injury, characterized by excessive fluid accumulation and an elevation of intracranial pressure. However, effective anti-brain edema drugs are lacking. One of the causes of brain edema is disruption of blood-brain barrier (BBB) function, which results in extravasation of intravascular fluid. After brain damage, astrocytes are activated, and astrocyte-derived vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A) is known to induce BBB dysfunction. Therefore maintaining BBB integrity by regulating astrocyte function is a potentially effective strategy for treating brain edema...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950851/the-ameliorative-effect-of-bloodletting-puncture-at-hand-twelve-jing-well-points-on-cerebral-edema-induced-by-permanent-middle-cerebral-ischemia-via-protecting-the-tight-junctions-of-the-blood-brain-barrier
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Nannan Yu, Zhenguo Wang, Yucen Chen, Juntao Yang, Xuan Lu, Yi Guo, Zelin Chen, Zhifang Xu
BACKGROUND: Cerebral edema, erupting simultaneously with severe ischemic stroke, might lead to increased intracranial pressure, cerebral herniation, and ultimately death. Studies conducted previously by our team have demonstrated the fact that bloodletting puncture at hand twelve Jing-well points (HTWP) could alleviate cerebral edema, which mainly results from the disruption of blood-brain barrier (BBB). The study, therefore, was first designed to demonstrate whether BBB-protection serves an important role in the edema-relief effect of HTWP bloodletting, based on which to research the molecular mechanism underlying...
September 26, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941738/spreading-depolarization-is-not-an-epiphenomenon-but-the-principal-mechanism-of-the-cytotoxic-edema-in-various-gray-matter-structures-of-the-brain-during-stroke
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REVIEW
Jens P Dreier, Coline L Lemale, Vasilis Kola, Alon Friedman, Karl Schoknecht
Spreading depolarization (SD) is a phenomenon of various cerebral gray matter structures that only occurs under pathological conditions. In the present paper, we summarize the evidence from several decades of research that SD and cytotoxic edema in these structures are largely overlapping terms. SD/cytotoxic edema is a toxic state that - albeit initially reversible - leads eventually to cellular death when it is persistent. Both hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke are among the most prominent causes of SD/cytotoxic edema...
September 21, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930945/effects-of-propranolol-and-clonidine-on-brain-edema-blood-brain-barrier-permeability-and-endothelial-glycocalyx-disruption-following-fluid-percussion-brain-injury-in-the-rat
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Gustav Folmer Genét, Peter Bentzer, Morten Bagge Hansen, Sisse Rye Ostrowski, Pär Ingemar Johansson
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury causes a disruption of the vascular endothelial glycocalyx layer that is associated with an overactivation of the sympathoadrenal system. We hypothesized that early and unselective beta-blockade with propranolol alone or in combination with the alfa2-agonist clonidine would decrease brain edema, blood-brain-barrier permeability and glycocalyx disruption at 24 hours after trauma. METHODS: We subjected fifty-three adult male Sprague-Dawley rats to lateral fluid-percussion brain injury and randomized infusion with propranolol (n=16), propranolol+clonidine (n=16), vehicle (n=16) or sham (n=5) for 24 hours...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925083/selective-knockout-of-astrocytic-na-h-exchanger-isoform-1-reduces-astrogliosis-bbb-damage-infarction-and-improves-neurological-function-after-ischemic-stroke
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Gulnaz Begum, Shanshan Song, Shaoxia Wang, Hanshu Zhao, Mohammad Iqbal H Bhuiyan, Eric Li, Rachel Nepomuceno, Qing Ye, Ming Sun, Michael Joseph Calderon, Donna B Stolz, Claudette St Croix, Simon C Watkins, Yinhuai Chen, Pingnian He, Gary E Shull, Dandan Sun
Stimulation of Na(+) /H(+) exchanger isoform 1 (NHE1) in astrocytes causes ionic dysregulation under ischemic conditions. In this study, we created a Nhe1(flox/flox) (Nhe1(f/f) ) mouse line with exon 5 of Nhe1 flanked with two loxP sites and selective ablation of Nhe1 in astrocytes was achieved by crossing Nhe1(f/f) mice with Gfap-Cre(ERT2) Cre-recombinase mice. Gfap-Cre(ERT2+/-) ;Nhe1(f/f) mice at postnatal day 60-90 were treated with either corn oil or tamoxifen (Tam, 75 mg/kg/day, i.p.) for 5 days. After 30 days post-injection, mice underwent transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAO) to induce ischemic stroke...
September 19, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917285/fluorescence-imaging-agents-in-tumor-resection
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REVIEW
Walter Stummer, Eric Suero Molina
Intraoperative fluorescence imaging allows real-time identification of diseased tissue during surgery without being influenced by brain shift and surgery interruption. 5-Aminolevulinic acid, useful for malignant gliomas and other tumors, is the most broadly explored compound approved for fluorescence-guided resection. Intravenous fluorescein sodium has recently received attention, highlighting tumor tissue based on extravasation at the blood-brain barrier (defective in many brain tumors). Fluorescein in perfused brain, unselective extravasation in brain perturbed by surgery, and propagation with edema are concerns...
October 2017: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912935/baicalin-attenuates-subarachnoid-hemorrhagic-brain-injury-by-modulating-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-inflammation-and-oxidative-damage-in-mice
#15
Xianqing Shi, Yongjian Fu, SongSong Zhang, Hao Ding, Jin Chen
In subarachnoid hemorrhagic brain injury, the early crucial events are edema formation due to inflammatory responses and blood-brain barrier disruption. Baicalin, a flavone glycoside, has antineuroinflammatory and antioxidant properties. We examined the effect of baicalin in subarachnoid hemorrhagic brain injury. Subarachnoid hemorrhage was induced through filament perforation and either baicalin or vehicle was administered 30 min prior to surgery. Brain tissues were collected 24 hours after surgery after evaluation of neurological scores...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905273/early-to-long-term-alterations-of-cns-barriers-after-traumatic-brain-injury-considerations-for-drug-development
#16
Beatriz Rodriguez-Grande, Aleksandra Ichkova, Sighild Lemarchant, Jerome Badaut
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of death and disability, particularly amongst the young and the elderly. The functions of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and blood-cerebrospinal fluid barrier (BCSFB) are strongly impaired after TBI, thus affecting brain homeostasis. Following the primary mechanical injury that characterizes TBI, a secondary injury develops over time, including events such as edema formation, oxidative stress, neuroinflammation, and alterations in paracelullar and transcellular transport...
September 13, 2017: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861757/histamine-h3-inverse-agonist-bf-2649-or-antagonist-with-partial-h4-agonist-activity-clobenpropit-reduces-amyloid-beta-peptide-induced-brain-pathology-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#17
Ranjana Patnaik, Aruna Sharma, Stephen D Skaper, Dafin F Muresanu, José Vicente Lafuente, Rudy J Castellani, Ala Nozari, Hari S Sharma
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one of the leading causes for disability and death affecting millions of people worldwide. Thus, novel therapeutic strategies are needed to reduce brain pathology associated with AD. In view of increasing awareness regarding involvement of histaminergic pathways in AD, we explored the role of one H3 receptor inverse agonist BF 2649 and one selective H3 receptor antagonist with partial H4 agonist activity in amyloid beta peptide (AβP) infusion-induced brain pathology in a rat model...
August 31, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861718/repeated-forced-swim-exacerbates-methamphetamine-induced-neurotoxicity-neuroprotective-effects-of-nanowired-delivery-of-5-ht3-receptor-antagonist-ondansetron
#18
José Vicente Lafuente, Aruna Sharma, Dafin F Muresanu, Asya Ozkizilcik, Z Ryan Tian, Ranjana Patnaik, Hari S Sharma
The possibility that stress associated with chronic forced swim (FS) may exacerbate methamphetamine (METH) neurotoxicity was examined in a rat model. Rats were subjected to FS in a pool (30 °C) for 15 min daily for 8 days. Control rats were kept at room temperature. METH was administered (9 mg/kg, s.c.) in both control and FS rats and allowed to survive 4 h after the drug injection. METH in FS rats exacerbated BBB breakdown to Evans blue albumin (EBA) by 150 to 220% and ([131])-Iodine by 250 to 380% as compared to naive rats after METH...
August 31, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856586/tio2-nanowired-delivery-of-dl-3-n-butylphthalide-dl-nbp-attenuates-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-brain-edema-formation-and-neuronal-damages-following-concussive-head-injury
#19
Lianyuan Feng, Aruna Sharma, Feng Niu, Yin Huang, José Vicente Lafuente, Dafin Fior Muresanu, Asya Ozkizilcik, Z Ryan Tian, Hari Shanker Sharma
DL-3-n-butylphthalide (DL-NBP) is one of the constituents of Chinese celery extract that is used to treat stroke, dementia, and ischemic diseases. However, its role in traumatic brain injury is less well known. In this investigation, neuroprotective effects of DL-NBP in concussive head injury (CHI) on brain pathology were explored in a rat model. CHI was inflicted in anesthetized rats by dropping a weight of 114.6 g from a height of 20 cm through a guide tube on the exposed right parietal bone inducing an impact of 0...
August 30, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856566/cold-environment-exacerbates-brain-pathology-and-oxidative-stress-following-traumatic-brain-injuries-potential-therapeutic-effects-of-nanowired-antioxidant-compound-h-290-51
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Aruna Sharma, Dafin F Muresanu, José Vicente Lafuente, Per-Ove Sjöquist, Ranjana Patnaik, Z Ryan Tian, Asya Ozkizilcik, Hari S Sharma
The possibility that traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurring in a cold environment exacerbates brain pathology and oxidative stress was examined in our rat model. TBI was inflicted by making a longitudinal incision into the right parietal cerebral cortex (2 mm deep and 4 mm long) in cold-acclimatized rats (5 °C for 3 h daily for 5 weeks) or animals at room temperature under Equithesin anesthesia. TBI in cold-exposed rats exhibited pronounced increase in brain lucigenin (LCG), luminol (LUM), and malondialdehyde (MDA) and marked pronounced decrease in glutathione (GTH) as compared to identical TBI at room temperature...
August 30, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
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