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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621357/computational-investigation-of-the-human-sod1-mutant-cys146arg-that-directs-familial-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
#1
E Srinivasan, R Rajasekaran
The genetic substitution mutation of Cys146Arg in the SOD1 protein is predominantly found in the Japanese population suffering from familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (FALS). A complete study of the biophysical aspects of this particular missense mutation through conformational analysis and producing free energy landscapes could provide an insight into the pathogenic mechanism of ALS disease. In this study, we utilized general molecular dynamics simulations along with computational predictions to assess the structural characterization of the protein as well as the conformational preferences of monomeric wild type and mutant SOD1...
June 16, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579973/conflicting-role-of-mycobacterium-species-in-multiple-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Davide Cossu, Kazumasa Yokoyama, Nobutaka Hattori
Mycobacterium is a genus of aerobic and acid-fast bacteria, which include several pathogenic organisms that cause serious diseases in mammals. Previous studies have associated the immune response against mycobacteria with multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic demyelinating disease of the central nervous system with unknown etiology. The role of mycobacteria in the pathological process has been controversial and often conflicting. We provide a detailed review of the mycobacteria that have been linked to MS over the last three decades, with a focus on Mycobacterium bovis bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine for human and oral exposure to Mycobacterium avium subsp...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576565/the-expression-of-vdr-mrna-but-not-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-surprisingly-decreased-after-vitamin-d-treatment-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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Zeinab Shirvani-Farsani, Majid Pahlevan Kakhki, Bahar Naghavi Gargari, Roozita Doosti, Abdorreza Naser Moghadasi, Amir Reza Azimi, Mehrdad Behmanesh
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the expression levels of vitamin D receptor (VDR) and NF-κB mRNAs in vitamin D (VD) supplemented multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. METHODS: RRMS patients received 50,000 IU vitamin D3/week as an intra-muscular injection for 2 months. Blood samples were obtained from 30 MS patients before and after VD supplementation and 32 healthy individuals, and then VDR and NF-κB mRNA levels were measured by real time PCR method and analyzed with independent and paired t-tests...
May 30, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539871/protein-quality-control-and-the-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-frontotemporal-dementia-continuum
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Hamideh Shahheydari, Audrey Ragagnin, Adam K Walker, Reka P Toth, Marta Vidal, Cyril J Jagaraj, Emma R Perri, Anna Konopka, Jessica M Sultana, Julie D Atkin
Protein homeostasis, or proteostasis, has an important regulatory role in cellular function. Protein quality control mechanisms, including protein folding and protein degradation processes, have a crucial function in post-mitotic neurons. Cellular protein quality control relies on multiple strategies, including molecular chaperones, autophagy, the ubiquitin proteasome system, endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-associated degradation (ERAD) and the formation of stress granules (SGs), to regulate proteostasis. Neurodegenerative diseases are characterized by the presence of misfolded protein aggregates, implying that protein quality control mechanisms are dysfunctional in these conditions...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493107/beyond-immunomodulation-the-regenerative-role-for-regulatory-t-cells-in-central-nervous-system-remyelination
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REVIEW
Veronique E Miron
Central nervous system regeneration after injury can occur in the form of remyelination, the reinstatement of myelin around axons which restores axon health and function. However, remyelination often fails in chronic neurological diseases, such as progressive multiple sclerosis. The lack of currently approved pro-remyelination therapies highlights the need to elucidate the cellular and molecular mechanisms underpinning this regenerative process. Whereas some T lymphocyte subsets such as Th1 and Th17 are implicated in inducing myelin injury, a recent study by Dombrowski et al...
June 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468939/modelling-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-progress-and-possibilities
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REVIEW
Philip Van Damme, Wim Robberecht, Ludo Van Den Bosch
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disorder that primarily affects the motor system and presents with progressive muscle weakness. Most patients survive for only 2-5 years after disease onset, often due to failure of the respiratory muscles. ALS is a familial disease in ∼10% of patients, with the remaining 90% developing sporadic ALS. Over the past decade, major advances have been made in our understanding of the genetics and neuropathology of ALS. To date, around 20 genes are associated with ALS, with the most common causes of typical ALS associated with mutations in SOD1, TARDBP, FUS and C9orf72 Advances in our understanding of the genetic basis of ALS have led to the creation of different models of this disease...
May 1, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467828/dominant-protection-from-hla-linked-autoimmunity-by-antigen-specific-regulatory-t-cells
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Joshua D Ooi, Jan Petersen, Yu H Tan, Megan Huynh, Zoe J Willett, Sri H Ramarathinam, Peter J Eggenhuizen, Khai L Loh, Katherine A Watson, Poh Y Gan, Maliha A Alikhan, Nadine L Dudek, Andreas Handel, Billy G Hudson, Lars Fugger, David A Power, Stephen G Holt, P Toby Coates, Jon W Gregersen, Anthony W Purcell, Stephen R Holdsworth, Nicole L La Gruta, Hugh H Reid, Jamie Rossjohn, A Richard Kitching
Susceptibility and protection against human autoimmune diseases, including type I diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and Goodpasture disease, is associated with particular human leukocyte antigen (HLA) alleles. However, the mechanisms underpinning such HLA-mediated effects on self-tolerance remain unclear. Here we investigate the molecular mechanism of Goodpasture disease, an HLA-linked autoimmune renal disorder characterized by an immunodominant CD4(+) T-cell self-epitope derived from the α3 chain of type IV collagen (α3135-145)...
May 11, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467798/mechanism-of-oxidative-stress-p38mapk-sgk1-signaling-axis-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-eae
#8
Liang Wang, Bin Li, Mo-Yuan Quan, Lin Li, Yuan Chen, Guo-Jun Tan, Jing Zhang, Xiao-Peng Liu, Li Guo
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS), a complex disease associated with multifocal demyelination of the central nervous system and poorly understood etiology. It has been previously indicated that many factors, including oxidative stress and p38MAPK-SGK1 pathway, contribute to the pathogenesis of MS. METHODS: This study, using an experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) model system, was aimed at investigating the molecular mechanisms determining interaction p38MAPK-SGK1 pathway and oxidative stress in MS pathogenesis...
April 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459188/the-actin-cytoskeleton-in-sma-and-als-how-does-it-contribute-to-motoneuron-degeneration
#9
Niko Hensel, Peter Claus
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) are neurodegenerative diseases with overlapping clinical phenotypes based on impaired motoneuron function. However, the pathomechanisms of both diseases are largely unknown, and it is still unclear whether they converge on the molecular level. SMA is a monogenic disease caused by low levels of functional Survival of Motoneuron (SMN) protein, whereas ALS involves multiple genes as well as environmental factors. Recent evidence argues for involvement of actin regulation as a causative and dysregulated process in both diseases...
April 1, 2017: Neuroscientist: a Review Journal Bringing Neurobiology, Neurology and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458392/il-17-triggered-downregulation-of-mir-497-results-in-high-hif-1%C3%AE-expression-and-consequent-il-1%C3%AE-and-il-6-production-by-astrocytes-in-eae-mice
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Kai Shan, Rongrong Pang, Chenhui Zhao, Xiaomei Liu, Wenxing Gao, Jing Zhang, Dan Zhao, Yingwei Wang, Wen Qiu
Interleukin 17 (IL-17) is increasingly recognized as a key factor that contributes to the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS) and its experimental mouse autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) model. However, the roles and regulatory mechanisms of IL-17-induced pro-inflammatory cytokine production in EAE mice remain largely unclear. In this study, the expression of IL-17, hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α), IL-1β, IL-6 and microRNA-497 (miR-497), as well as their intrinsic associations, was investigated using EAE model mice and cultured astrocytes exposed to IL-17 in vitro...
May 1, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445677/overexpression-of-the-cytokine-baff-and-autoimmunity-risk
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Maristella Steri, Valeria Orrù, M Laura Idda, Maristella Pitzalis, Mauro Pala, Ilenia Zara, Carlo Sidore, Valeria Faà, Matteo Floris, Manila Deiana, Isadora Asunis, Eleonora Porcu, Antonella Mulas, Maria G Piras, Monia Lobina, Sandra Lai, Mara Marongiu, Valentina Serra, Michele Marongiu, Gabriella Sole, Fabio Busonero, Andrea Maschio, Roberto Cusano, Gianmauro Cuccuru, Francesca Deidda, Fausto Poddie, Gabriele Farina, Mariano Dei, Francesca Virdis, Stefania Olla, Maria A Satta, Mario Pani, Alessandro Delitala, Eleonora Cocco, Jessica Frau, Giancarlo Coghe, Lorena Lorefice, Giuseppe Fenu, Paola Ferrigno, Maria Ban, Nadia Barizzone, Maurizio Leone, Franca R Guerini, Matteo Piga, Davide Firinu, Ingrid Kockum, Izaura Lima Bomfim, Tomas Olsson, Lars Alfredsson, Ana Suarez, Patricia E Carreira, Maria J Castillo-Palma, Joseph H Marcus, Mauro Congia, Andrea Angius, Maurizio Melis, Antonio Gonzalez, Marta E Alarcón Riquelme, Berta M da Silva, Maurizio Marchini, Maria G Danieli, Stefano Del Giacco, Alessandro Mathieu, Antonello Pani, Stephen B Montgomery, Giulio Rosati, Jan Hillert, Stephen Sawcer, Sandra D'Alfonso, John A Todd, John Novembre, Gonçalo R Abecasis, Michael B Whalen, Maria G Marrosu, Alessandra Meloni, Serena Sanna, Myriam Gorospe, David Schlessinger, Edoardo Fiorillo, Magdalena Zoledziewska, Francesco Cucca
BACKGROUND: Genomewide association studies of autoimmune diseases have mapped hundreds of susceptibility regions in the genome. However, only for a few association signals has the causal gene been identified, and for even fewer have the causal variant and underlying mechanism been defined. Coincident associations of DNA variants affecting both the risk of autoimmune disease and quantitative immune variables provide an informative route to explore disease mechanisms and drug-targetable pathways...
April 27, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440186/the-double-roles-of-the-prostaglandin-e2-ep2-receptor-in-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Xu Luo, Qiquan Zhu, Jie Zhang, Qin Huang, Zongyi Xie, Yuan Cheng
Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), a subtype of stroke, brings high morbidity and mortality to human beings. Multiple studies indicate that neuroinflammation, excitotoxicity, oxidative stress, cytotoxicity resulted from the degradation products of blood clot play vital roles in ICH-induced secondary brain injury, which contributes to deterioration of neurological outcome. Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), a type of prostanoids commonly up-regulated in these progresses, is known to modulate numerous cellular and molecular processes and involve in various diseases, including ICH, cerebral ischemic, Alzheimer's disease (AD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) etc...
April 24, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433998/interferon-%C3%AE-1a-modulates-expression-of-rage-but-not-s100a12-and-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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Gholamreza Asadikaram, Saam Noroozi, Hossein Ali Ebrahimi Meimand, Mojgan Sanjari, Nahid Zainodini, Hossein Khoramdelazad, Nader Shahrokhi, Mohammad Kazemi Arababadi
OBJECTIVES: Interferon-β 1a (IFN-β 1a) is a common strategy therapy for multiple sclerosis (MS) with unknown mechanisms. S100A12 (S100 calcium-binding protein A12) is a damage-associated molecular pattern molecule which binds to its receptor, RAGE (receptor for advanced glycation end products), and activates nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB). NF-κB is transcribed from proinflammatory molecules, which may participate in the pathogenesis of MS. Therefore, the aims of this study were to compare mRNA levels of S100A12, RAGE, and NF-κB in newly diagnosed MS patients with healthy controls and determine whether IFN-β 1a therapy affects the expression of the molecules...
2016: Neuroimmunomodulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430012/zo-1-expression-is-suppressed-by-gm-csf-via-mir-96-erg-in-brain-microvascular-endothelial-cells
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Hu Zhang, Shuhong Zhang, Jilin Zhang, Dongxin Liu, Jiayi Wei, Wengang Fang, Weidong Zhao, Yuhua Chen, Deshu Shang
The level of granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) increases in some disorders such as vascular dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and multiple sclerosis. We previously reported that in Alzheimer's disease patients, a high level of GM-CSF in the brain parenchyma downregulated expression of ZO-1, a blood-brain barrier tight junction protein, and facilitated the infiltration of peripheral monocytes across the blood-brain barrier. However, the molecular mechanism underlying regulation of ZO-1 expression by GM-CSF is unclear...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424240/the-histone-acetyltransferase-gcn5-positively-regulates-t-cell-activation
#15
Beixue Gao, Qingfei Kong, Yana Zhang, Chawon Yun, Sharon Y R Dent, Jianxun Song, Donna D Zhang, Yiming Wang, Xuemei Li, Deyu Fang
Histone acetyltransferases (HATs) regulate inducible transcription in multiple cellular processes and during inflammatory and immune response. However, the functions of general control nonrepressed-protein 5 (Gcn5), an evolutionarily conserved HAT from yeast to human, in immune regulation remain unappreciated. In this study, we conditionally deleted Gcn5 (encoded by the Kat2a gene) specifically in T lymphocytes by crossing floxed Gcn5 and Lck-Cre mice, and demonstrated that Gcn5 plays important roles in multiple stages of T cell functions including development, clonal expansion, and differentiation...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409282/motor-neuron-vulnerability-and-resistance-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
#16
REVIEW
Jik Nijssen, Laura H Comley, Eva Hedlund
In the fatal disease-amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)-upper (corticospinal) motor neurons (MNs) and lower somatic MNs, which innervate voluntary muscles, degenerate. Importantly, certain lower MN subgroups are relatively resistant to degeneration, even though pathogenic proteins are typically ubiquitously expressed. Ocular MNs (OMNs), including the oculomotor, trochlear and abducens nuclei (CNIII, IV and VI), which regulate eye movement, persist throughout the disease. Consequently, eye-tracking devices are used to enable paralysed ALS patients (who can no longer speak) to communicate...
June 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408181/peptide-conjugated-nanoparticles-reduce-positive-co-stimulatory-expression-and-t-cell-activity-to-induce-tolerance
#17
Robert Kuo, Eiji Saito, Stephen D Miller, Lonnie D Shea
Targeted approaches to treat autoimmune diseases would improve upon current therapies that broadly suppress the immune system and lead to detrimental side effects. Antigen-specific tolerance was induced using poly(lactide-co-glycolide) nanoparticles conjugated with disease-relevant antigen to treat a model of multiple sclerosis. Increasing the nanoparticle dose and amount of conjugated antigen both resulted in more durable immune tolerance. To identify active tolerance mechanisms, we investigated downstream cellular and molecular events following nanoparticle internalization by antigen-presenting cells...
April 10, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401333/interactions-of-pathological-proteins-in-neurodegenerative-diseases
#18
REVIEW
Tara L Spires-Jones, Johannes Attems, Dietmar Rudolf Thal
Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTD), Lewy body disease (LBD), Parkinson's disease (PD), and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) have in common that protein aggregates represent pathological hallmark lesions. Amyloid β-protein, τ-protein, α-synuclein, and TDP-43 are the most frequently aggregated proteins in these disorders. Although they are assumed to form disease-characteristic aggregates, such as amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in AD or Lewy bodies in LBD/PD, they are not restricted to these clinical presentations...
April 11, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391791/molecular-and-metabolic-imaging-in-multiple-sclerosis
#19
REVIEW
Marcello Moccia, Olga Ciccarelli
Multiple sclerosis is a multifactorial disease with heterogeneous pathogenetic mechanisms, which deserve to be studied to evaluate new possible targets for treatments and improve patient management. MR spectroscopy and PET allow assessing in vivo the molecular and metabolic mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis. This article focuses on the relationship between these imaging techniques and the biologic and chemical pathways leading to multiple sclerosis pathology and its clinical features...
May 2017: Neuroimaging Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334918/adaptive-human-immunity-drives-remyelination-in-a-mouse-model-of-demyelination
#20
Mohamed El Behi, Charles Sanson, Corinne Bachelin, Léna Guillot-Noël, Jennifer Fransson, Bruno Stankoff, Elisabeth Maillart, Nadège Sarrazin, Vincent Guillemot, Hervé Abdi, Isabelle Cournu-Rebeix, Bertrand Fontaine, Violetta Zujovic
One major challenge in multiple sclerosis is to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms leading to disease severity progression. The recently demonstrated correlation between disease severity and remyelination emphasizes the importance of identifying factors leading to a favourable outcome. Why remyelination fails or succeeds in multiple sclerosis patients remains largely unknown, mainly because remyelination has never been studied within a humanized pathological context that would recapitulate major events in plaque formation such as infiltration of inflammatory cells...
April 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
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