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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924264/neurocognitive-and-behavioral-functioning-in-adolescents-with-sleep-disordered-breathing-a-population-based-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-study
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S S Frye, J Fernandez-Mendoza, S L Calhoun, J Gaines, M D Sawyer, F He, D Liao, A N Vgontzas, E O Bixler
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) has been associated with neurocognitive and behavioral problems in young children; however, this association is less studied in adolescents. Evidence suggests that obesity plays a key role in the development of SDB, although its relative association with neurobehavioral functioning remains unclear. We examined whether SDB and obesity are associated with neurocognitive and behavior problems in adolescents. SUBJECTS/METHODS: 421 adolescents (17...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923025/intrafamilial-phenotypic-heterogeneity-in-a-taiwanese-family-with-a-mapt-p-r5h-mutation-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Hui-Chi Lin, Chin-Hsien Lin, Pei-Lung Chen, Shih-Jung Cheng, Pei-Hao Chen
BACKGROUND: Frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous neurodegenerative disorder characterized by deficits in executive function that frequently overlaps with parkinsonism and motor neuron disorders. Several genes have been identified to cause autosomal dominant forms of FTD, including the gene coding for the protein associated with microtubule tau (MAPT). While most reported pathogenic mutations in MAPT occur in exons 9-13, few families have been reported with mutations outside of this region...
September 18, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922151/dickkopf-3-dkk3-improves-amyloid-%C3%AE-pathology-cognitive-dysfunction-and-cerebral-glucose-metabolism-in-a-transgenic-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Li Zhang, Caixian Sun, Yaxi Jin, Kai Gao, Xudong Shi, Wenying Qiu, Chao Ma, Lianfeng Zhang
Dysfunctional Wnt signaling is associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD), and activation of the Wnt signaling pathway inhibits AD development. Dickkopf 3 (Dkk3) is a modulator of the Wnt signaling pathway and is physiologically expressed in the brain. The role of Dkk3 in the pathogenesis of AD has not been evaluated. In the present study, we determined that Dkk3 expression was significantly decreased in brain tissue from AD patients and the AD transgenic mouse model APPswe/PS1dE9 (AD mice). Transgenic mice with brain tissue-specific Dkk3 expression were generated or crossed with AD mice to study the effects of Dkk3 on AD...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919555/disturbances-of-systemic-and-hippocampal-insulin-sensitivity-in-macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-mif-knockout-male-mice-lead-to-behavioral-changes-associated-with-decreased-psa-ncam-levels
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Ana Djordjevic, Biljana Bursać, Nataša Veličković, Ljupka Gligorovska, Djurdjica Ignjatović, Mirko Tomić, Gordana Matić
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a multifunctional cytokine well known for its role in inflammation enhancement. However, a growing body of evidence is emerging on its role in energy metabolism in insulin sensitive tissues such as hippocampus, a brain region implicated in cognition, learning and memory. We hypothesized that genetic deletion of MIF may result in the specific behavioral changes, which may be linked tо impairments in brain or systemic insulin sensitivity by possible changes of the hippocampal synaptic plasticity...
September 14, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919076/mitochondrial-priming-by-cd28
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Ramon I Klein Geltink, David O'Sullivan, Mauro Corrado, Anna Bremser, Michael D Buck, Joerg M Buescher, Elke Firat, Xuekai Zhu, Gabriele Niedermann, George Caputa, Beth Kelly, Ursula Warthorst, Anne Rensing-Ehl, Ryan L Kyle, Lana Vandersarren, Jonathan D Curtis, Annette E Patterson, Simon Lawless, Katarzyna Grzes, Jing Qiu, David E Sanin, Oliver Kretz, Tobias B Huber, Sophie Janssens, Bart N Lambrecht, Angelika S Rambold, Edward J Pearce, Erika L Pearce
T cell receptor (TCR) signaling without CD28 can elicit primary effector T cells, but memory T cells generated during this process are anergic, failing to respond to secondary antigen exposure. We show that, upon T cell activation, CD28 transiently promotes expression of carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1a (Cpt1a), an enzyme that facilitates mitochondrial fatty acid oxidation (FAO), before the first cell division, coinciding with mitochondrial elongation and enhanced spare respiratory capacity (SRC). microRNA-33 (miR33), a target of thioredoxin-interacting protein (TXNIP), attenuates Cpt1a expression in the absence of CD28, resulting in cells that thereafter are metabolically compromised during reactivation or periods of increased bioenergetic demand...
September 1, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918494/betaine-in-the-brain-characterization-of-betaine-uptake-its-influence-on-other-osmolytes-and-its-potential-role-in-neuroprotection-from-osmotic-stress
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Leena S Knight, Quinn Piibe, Ian Lambie, Christopher Perkins, Paul H Yancey
Betaine (N-trimethylglycine), a common osmolyte, has received attention because of the number of clinical reports associating betaine supplementation with improved cognition, neuroprotection and exercise physiology. However, tissue analyses report little accumulation of betaine in brain tissue despite the presence of betaine/GABA transporters (BGT1) at the blood brain barrier and in nervous tissue, calling into question whether betaine influences neuronal function directly or indirectly. Therefore, the focus of this study was to determine what capacity nervous tissue has to accumulate betaine, specifically in the hippocampus, a region of the brain associated with learning and memory and one that is particularly susceptible to damage (e...
September 16, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917665/improving-mitochondrial-function-significantly-reduces-metabolic-visual-motor-and-cognitive-decline-in-aged-drosophila-melanogaster
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Tobias W Weinrich, Ariathney Coyne, Thomas E Salt, Christopher Hogg, Glen Jeffery
Mitochondria play a major role in aging. Over time, mutations accumulate in mitochondrial DNA leading to reduced adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production and increased production of damaging reactive oxygen species. If cells fail to cope, they die. Reduced ATP will result in declining cellular membrane potentials leading to reduced central nervous system function. However, aged mitochondrial function is improved by long wavelength light (670 nm) absorbed by cytochrome c oxidase in mitochondrial respiration...
August 30, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912681/divergence-in-morris-water-maze-based-cognitive-performance-under-chronic-stress-is-associated-with-the-hippocampal-whole-transcriptomic-modification-in-mice
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Seung H Jung, Milene L Brownlow, Matteo Pellegrini, Ryan Jankord
Individual susceptibility determines the magnitude of stress effects on cognitive function. The hippocampus, a brain region of memory consolidation, is vulnerable to stressful environments, and the impact of stress on hippocampus may determine individual variability in cognitive performance. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to define the relationship between the divergence in spatial memory performance under chronically unpredictable stress and an associated transcriptomic alternation in hippocampus, the brain region of spatial memory consolidation...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902459/exome-sequences-of-multiplex-multigenerational-families-reveal-schizophrenia-risk-loci-with-potential-implications-for-neurocognitive-performance
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Mark Z Kos, Melanie A Carless, Juan Peralta, Joanne E Curran, Ellen E Quillen, Marcio Almeida, August Blackburn, Lucy Blondell, David R Roalf, Michael F Pogue-Geile, Ruben C Gur, Harald H H Göring, Vishwajit L Nimgaonkar, Raquel E Gur, Laura Almasy
Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness, involving disruptions in thought and behavior, with a worldwide prevalence of about one percent. Although highly heritable, much of the genetic liability of schizophrenia is yet to be explained. We searched for susceptibility loci in multiplex, multigenerational families affected by schizophrenia, targeting protein-altering variation with in silico predicted functional effects. Exome sequencing was performed on 136 samples from eight European-American families, including 23 individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder...
September 13, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900721/effects-of-per3-clock-gene-polymorphisms-on-aging-related-changes-of-the-cerebral-cortex
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Delphine Dewandre, Mercedes Atienza, Mayely P Sanchez-Espinosa, Jose L Cantero
Considerable evidence suggests that circadian rhythmicity is progressively disrupted in senescence. Among clock genes, Period3 (PER3) has been associated with circadian phenotypes, homeostatic regulation of sleep, and cognitive performance in young adults. However, the effects of PER3 genotype on aging-related changes in both cognitive function and cortical integrity remain largely unknown. To shed light into this issue, we have investigated differences in cognitive performance, patterns of cortical thickness, and cortical glucose consumption in normal elderly subjects homozygous carriers of the short (PER3(4/4), n = 32) and long repeat alleles (PER3(5/5), n = 32)...
September 12, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893662/spatial-memory-related-brain-activity-in-normally-reared-and-different-maternal-separation-models-in-rats
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María Banqueri, Marta Méndez, Jorge L Arias
Early life stress comprises a wide range of adverse events that can occur in the subject's early developmental stages: from child abuse to rodent repeated maternal separation models. This study used young adult male Wistar rats that were maternally raised (AFR), maternally separated from post-natal day (PND) 1 to PND10 (MS10), or maternally separated from PND1 to PND21 (MS21), to assess the effects of maternal separation on spatial learning and memory using the Morris Water Maze (MWM). We also performed quantitative cytochrome oxidase (COx) histochemistry on some selected brain areas in order to find out whether maternal separation affects brain energy metabolism...
September 8, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883904/centella-asiatica-attenuates-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-oxidative-stress-in-a%C3%AE-exposed-hippocampal-neurons
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Nora E Gray, Jonathan A Zweig, Donald G Matthews, Maya Caruso, Joseph F Quinn, Amala Soumyanath
Centella asiatica has been used for centuries to enhance memory. We have previously shown that a water extract of Centella asiatica (CAW) protects against the deleterious effects of amyloid-β (Aβ) in neuroblastoma cells and attenuates Aβ-induced cognitive deficits in mice. Yet, the neuroprotective mechanism of CAW has yet to be thoroughly explored in neurons from these animals. This study investigates the effects of CAW on neuronal metabolism and oxidative stress in isolated Aβ-expressing neurons. Hippocampal neurons from amyloid precursor protein overexpressing Tg2576 mice and wild-type (WT) littermates were treated with CAW...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883638/mild-traumatic-brain-injury-induces-memory-deficits-with-alteration-of-gene-expression-profile
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Yawen Luo, Haiyan Zou, Yili Wu, Fang Cai, Si Zhang, Weihong Song
Repeated mild traumatic brain injury (rmTBI), the most common type of traumatic brain injuries, can result in neurological dysfunction and cognitive deficits. However, the molecular mechanisms and the long-term consequence of rmTBI remain elusive. In this study, we developed a modified rmTBI mouse model and found that rmTBI-induced transient neurological deficits and persistent impairments of spatial memory function. Furthermore, rmTBI mice had long-lasting detrimental effect on cognitive function, exhibiting memory deficits even 12 weeks after rmTBI...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883530/study-on-dose-dependent-frequency-dependent-and-accumulative-effects-of-1-5%C3%A2-ghz-and-2-856%C3%A2-ghz-microwave-on-cognitive-functions-in-wistar-rats
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Shengzhi Tan, Hui Wang, Xinping Xu, Li Zhao, Jing Zhang, Ji Dong, Binwei Yao, Haoyu Wang, Hongmei Zhou, Yabing Gao, Ruiyun Peng
Many studies have revealed the cognitive decline induced by microwave radiation. However, the systematic study on dose-dependent, frequency-dependent and accumulative effects of microwave exposure at different frequencies was lacking. Here, we studied the relationship between the effects and the power and frequency of microwave and analyzed the accumulative effects of two different frequency microwaves with the same average power density. After microwave radiation, declines in spatial learning and memory and fluctuations of brain electric activities were found in the 10 mW/cm(2) single frequency exposure groups and accumulative exposure groups...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883408/loss-of-brain-inter-frequency-hubs-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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J Guillon, Y Attal, O Colliot, V La Corte, B Dubois, D Schwartz, M Chavez, F De Vico Fallani
Alzheimer's disease (AD) causes alterations of brain network structure and function. The latter consists of connectivity changes between oscillatory processes at different frequency channels. We proposed a multi-layer network approach to analyze multiple-frequency brain networks inferred from magnetoencephalographic recordings during resting-states in AD subjects and age-matched controls. Main results showed that brain networks tend to facilitate information propagation across different frequencies, as measured by the multi-participation coefficient (MPC)...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879772/brain-membrane-proteome-and-phosphoproteome-reveal-molecular-basis-associating-with-nursing-and-foraging-behaviors-of-honeybee-workers
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Bin Han, Yu Fang, Mao Feng, Han Hu, Yue Hao, Chuan Ma, Xinmei Huo, Lifeng Meng, Xufeng Zhang, Fan Wu, Jianke Li
The brain is a vital organ in regulating complex social behaviors of honeybees including learning and memory. Knowledge of how brain membrane proteins and their phosphorylation underlie the age-related behavioral polyethism is still lacking. A hitherto age-resolved brain membrane proteome and phosphoproteome were reported in adult worker bees from two strains of honeybee (Apis mellifera ligustica): Italian bee (ITB) and Royal Jelly bee (RJB), a line selected from ITB for increased RJ outputs over 4 decades...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877458/ketogenic-diet-reduces-midlife-mortality-and-improves-memory-in-aging-mice
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John C Newman, Anthony J Covarrubias, Minghao Zhao, Xinxing Yu, Philip Gut, Che-Ping Ng, Yu Huang, Saptarsi Haldar, Eric Verdin
Ketogenic diets recapitulate certain metabolic aspects of dietary restriction such as reliance on fatty acid metabolism and production of ketone bodies. We investigated whether an isoprotein ketogenic diet (KD) might, like dietary restriction, affect longevity and healthspan in C57BL/6 male mice. We find that Cyclic KD, KD alternated weekly with the Control diet to prevent obesity, reduces midlife mortality but does not affect maximum lifespan. A non-ketogenic high-fat diet (HF) fed similarly may have an intermediate effect on mortality...
September 5, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874056/ceruloplasmin-a-potential-therapeutic-agent-for-alzheimer-s-disease
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Ya-Shuo Zhao, Li-Hong Zhang, Pan-Pan Yu, Yu-Jing Gou, Jing Zhao, Lin-Hao You, Zhan-You Wang, Xin Zheng, Liang-Jun Yan, Peng Yu, Yan-Zhong Chang
AIMS: Ceruloplasmin (CP), as a ferrous oxidase enzyme, plays an important role in regulating iron metabolism and redox reactions. Previous studies showed that CP deficiency contributes to Parkinson's disease by increasing iron accumulation and oxidative stress in the substantia nigra. However, the role of CP in Alzheimer's disease (AD) is unclear. We hypothesized that the lack of CP gene expression would affect the pathogenesis and damage of AD by promoting abnormal iron levels and oxidative stress...
September 6, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872625/salivary-gland-derived-bdnf-overexpression-in-mice-exerts-an-anxiolytic-effect
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Juri Saruta, Masahiro To, Masahiro Sugimoto, Yuko Yamamoto, Tomoko Shimizu, Yusuke Nakagawa, Hiroko Inoue, Ichiro Saito, Keiichi Tsukinoki
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is abundant in the hippocampus and plays critical roles in memory and synapse formation, as well as exerting antidepressant-like effects in psychiatric disorders. We previously reported that BDNF is expressed in salivary glands and affects blood BDNF content. However, the function of salivary BDNF remains unclear. The aim of this study was to generate transgenic mice overexpressing BDNF in the salivary glands. Hence, we used the Lama construct (hemagglutinin (HA)-tagged mouse Bdnf cDNA) to specifically express BDNF in mouse salivary glands...
September 5, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872356/vitamin-b6-prevents-isocarbophos-induced-vascular-dementia-in-rats-through-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-signaling
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Peng Li, Mo-Li Zhu, Guo-Pin Pan, Jun-Xiu Lu, Fan-Rong Zhao, Xu Jian, Li-Ying Liu, Guang-Rui Wan, Yuan Chen, Song Ping, Shuang-Xi Wang, Chang-Ping Hu
BACKGROUND: We have previously reported that the long-term exposure of organophosphorus induces vascular dementia (VD) in rats. As a coenzyme, vitamin B6 is mainly involved in the regulation of metabolisms. Whether vitamin B6 improves VD remains unknown. METHODS: The model of VD was induced by feeding rats with isocarbophos (0.5 mg/kg per two day, 12 weeks). The blood flow of the posterior cerebral artery (PCA) in rat was assessed by transcranial Doppler (TCD)...
September 5, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
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