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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336494/minocycline-reduces-inflammatory-parameters-in-the-brain-structures-and-serum-and-reverses-memory-impairment-caused-by-the-administration-of-amyloid-%C3%AE-1-42-in-mice
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Michelle Lima Garcez, Francielle Mina, Tatiani Bellettini-Santos, Franciellen Gonçalves Carneiro, Aline Pereira da Luz, Gustavo Luis Schiavo, Matheus Scopel Andrighetti, Maylton Grégori Scheid, Renan Pereira Bolfe, Josiane Budni
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder and the most common type of age-related dementia. Cognitive decline, beta-amyloid (Aβ) accumulation, neurofibrillary tangles, and neuroinflammation are the main pathophysiological characteristics of AD. Minocycline is a tetracycline derivative with anti-inflammatory properties that has a neuroprotective effect. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of minocycline on memory, neurotrophins and neuroinflammation in an animal model of AD induced by the administration of Aβ (1-42) oligomer...
March 20, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329785/beet-root-juice-an-ergogenic-aid-for-exercise-and-the-aging-brain
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Meredith Petrie, W Jack Rejeski, Swati Basu, Paul J Laurienti, Anthony P Marsh, James L Norris, Daniel B Kim-Shapiro, Jonathan H Burdette
Background: Exercise has positive neuroplastic effects on the aging brain. It has also been shown that ingestion of beet root juice (BRJ) increases blood flow to the brain and enhances exercise performance. Here, we examined whether there are synergistic effects of BRJ and exercise on neuroplasticity in the aging brain. Methods: Peak metabolic equivalent (MET) capacity and resting-state magnetic resonance imaging functional brain network organization are reported on 26 older (mean age = 65...
November 9, 2016: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328228/reversible-morphological-control-of-cholecystokinin-tetrapeptide-amyloid-assemblies-as-a-function-of-ph
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Frédéric Gobeaux, Florence Porcher, Rajeev Dattani
Most amyloid assemblies are seen as irreversible and exhibit polymorphism because their assembly is kinetically controlled and different structures are trapped during the aggregation process. However, in the specific case of peptide hormones, formation of amyloid assemblies for storage purposes has been reported. This suggests a strict control of assembly and the ability to disassemble upon hormone secretion. In the present work, we have sought to test these assertions with a short peptide, the cholecystokinin (or gastrin) tetrapeptide (CCK-4), that has been found in both gastrointestinal tract and central nervous system, and whose sequence is shared by a large number of hormones...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294697/efficacy-of-low-level-laser-therapy-in-subjective-tinnitus-patients-with-temporomandibular-disorders
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Nermin Demirkol, Aslihan Usumez, Mehmet Demirkol, Fatih Sari, Cihan Akcaboy
OBJECTIVE AND BACKGROUND: Tinnitus is an apparent sound, perceived in the ear with no stimulus. It has been described as a sound originating from the brain. It affects 17% of the general population. Etiological factors for tinnitus include temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ, TMD) and Costen's syndrome. The aim of treatment is to eliminate the tinnitus or at least decrease its apparent volume. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total, 46 patients referred to our department with bilateral subjective tinnitus with TMDs were selected for this study...
March 14, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291539/the-role-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-its-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-in-stroke-patients
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REVIEW
Dariusz Kotlęga, Barbara Peda, Agnieszka Zembroń-Łacny, Monika Gołąb-Janowska, Przemysław Nowacki
Stroke is the main cause of motoric and neuropsychological disability in adults. Recent advances in research into the role of the brain-derived neurotrophic factor in neuroplasticity, neuroprotection and neurogenesis might provide important information for the development of new poststroke-rehabilitation strategies. It plays a role as a mediator in motor learning and rehabilitation after stroke. Concentrations of BDNF are lower in acute ischemic-stroke patients compared to controls. Lower levels of BDNF are correlated with an increased risk of stroke, worse functional outcomes and higher mortality...
March 6, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284447/cognitive-disorders-in-children-s-hydrocephalus
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REVIEW
Dorota Zielińska, Anna Rajtar-Zembaty, Anna Starowicz-Filip
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Hydrocephalus is defined as an increase of volume of cerebrospinal fluid in the ventricular system of the brain. It develops as a result of cerebrospinal fluid flow disorder due to dysfunctions of absorption or, less frequently, as a result of the increase of its production. Hydrocephalus may lead to various cognitive dysfunctions in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In order to determine cognitive functioning in children with hydrocephalus, the authors reviewed available literature while investigating this subject...
February 24, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283319/oxytocin-the-sweet-hormone
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Gareth Leng, Nancy Sabatier
Mammalian neurons that produce oxytocin and vasopressin apparently evolved from an ancient cell type with both sensory and neurosecretory properties that probably linked reproductive functions to energy status and feeding behavior. Oxytocin in modern mammals is an autocrine/paracrine regulator of cell function, a systemic hormone, a neuromodulator released from axon terminals within the brain, and a 'neurohormone' that acts at receptors distant from its site of release. In the periphery oxytocin is involved in electrolyte homeostasis, gastric motility, glucose homeostasis, adipogenesis, and osteogenesis, and within the brain it is involved in food reward, food choice, and satiety...
March 7, 2017: Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism: TEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282924/autophagy-and-microglia-novel-partners-in-neurodegeneration-and-aging
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Ainhoa Plaza-Zabala, Virginia Sierra-Torre, Amanda Sierra
Autophagy is emerging as a core regulator of Central Nervous System (CNS) aging and neurodegeneration. In the brain, it has mostly been studied in neurons, where the delivery of toxic molecules and organelles to the lysosome by autophagy is crucial for neuronal health and survival. However, we propose that the (dys)regulation of autophagy in microglia also affects innate immune functions such as phagocytosis and inflammation, which in turn contribute to the pathophysiology of aging and neurodegenerative diseases...
March 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273860/microglial-function-across-the-spectrum-of-age-and-gender
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REVIEW
Jillian C Nissen
Microglia constitute the resident immunocompetent cells of the central nervous system. Although much work has focused on their ability to mount an inflammatory response in reaction to pathology, recent studies have delved into their role in maintaining homeostasis in the healthy brain. It is important to note that the function of these cells is more complex than originally conceived, as there is increasing evidence that microglial responses can vary greatly among individuals. Here, this review will describe the changing behavior of microglia from development and birth through to the aged brain...
March 4, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273337/ethanol-tlr3-and-tlr4-agonists-have-unique-innate-immune-responses-in-neuron-like-sh-sy5y-and-microglia-like-bv2
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Colleen J Lawrimore, Fulton T Crews
Ethanol (EtOH) consumption leads to an increase of proinflammatory signaling via activation of toll-like receptors (TLRs) such as TLR3 and TLR4 that leads to kinase activation (ERK1/2, p38, TBK1), transcription factor activation (NFκB, IRF3) and increased transcription of pro-inflammatory cytokines such as TNFα, IL-1β, and IL-6. This immune signaling cascade is thought to play a role in neurodegeneration and alcohol use disorders. While microglia are considered to be the primary macrophage in brain, it is unclear what if any role neurons play in ethanol-induced proinflammatory signaling METHODS: Microglia-like BV2 and retinoic acid differentiated neuron-like SH-SY5Y were treated with TLR3 agonist Poly(I:C), TLR4 agonist LPS, or EtOH for 10 or 30 minutes to examine proinflammatory immune signaling kinase and transcription factor activation using western blot, and for 24 hours to examine induction of proinflammatory gene mRNA using RT-PCR RESULTS: In BV2, both LPS and Poly(I:C) increased p-ERK1/2, p-p38, and p-NFκB by 30 minutes, whereas EtOH decreased p-ERK1/2 and increased p-IRF3...
March 8, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271054/association-of-diabetes-mellitus-and-structural-changes-in-the-central-nervous-system-in-children-and-adolescents-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Ata Pourabbasi, Mehdi Tehrani-Doost, Soqra Ebrahimi Qavam, Seyed Masoud Arzaghi, Bagher Larijani
BACKGROUND: The relationship between diabetes and academic performance have been of great interest to researchers during the year to date. Many studies have been conducted to discover this relationship during three recent decades. But, evaluation of the structural changes of brain in the context of diabetes is of paramount importance especially in children and adolescents. METHODS: This study is a systematic review conducted to investigate the structural changes in the central nervous system in children and adolescents living with diabetes...
2017: Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268526/adaptive-change-point-detection-of-dynamic-functional-connectivity-networks
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Sadia Shakil, Sheila D Keilholz, Chin-Hui Lee
This study presents a new algorithm to adaptively detect change points of functional connectivity networks in the brain. It uses scans from resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rsfMRI) which is one of the major tools to investigate intrinsic brain functionality. Different regions of the resting brain form networks that change states within a few seconds to minutes. The change points of these networks are different in normal and disordered brain functions and their understanding can help in identification of brain disorders...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264923/blood-pressure-in-healthy-humans-is-regulated-by-neuronal-no-synthase
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Husain Shabeeh, Sitara Khan, Benyu Jiang, Sally Brett, Narbeh Melikian, Barbara Casadei, Philip J Chowienczyk, Ajay M Shah
NO is physiologically generated by endothelial and neuronal NO synthase (nNOS) isoforms. Although nNOS was first identified in brain, it is expressed in other tissues, including perivascular nerves, cardiac and skeletal muscle. Increasing experimental evidence suggests that nNOS has important effects on cardiovascular function, but its composite effects on systemic hemodynamics in humans are unknown. We undertook the first human study to assess the physiological effects of systemic nNOS inhibition on basal hemodynamics...
March 6, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264506/plasma-membrane-na%C3%A2-%C2%BA-coupled-citrate-transporter-slc13a5-and-neonatal-epileptic-encephalopathy
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REVIEW
Yangzom D Bhutia, Jonathan J Kopel, John J Lawrence, Volker Neugebauer, Vadivel Ganapathy
SLC13A5 is a Na⁺-coupled transporter for citrate that is expressed in the plasma membrane of specific cell types in the liver, testis, and brain. It is an electrogenic transporter with a Na⁺:citrate(3-) stoichiometry of 4:1. In humans, the Michaelis constant for SLC13A5 to transport citrate is ~600 μM, which is physiologically relevant given that the normal concentration of citrate in plasma is in the range of 150-200 μM. Li⁺ stimulates the transport function of human SLC13A5 at concentrations that are in the therapeutic range in patients on lithium therapy...
February 28, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258567/aquaporins-in-nervous-system
#15
Mengmeng Xu, Ming Xiao, Shao Li, Baoxue Yang
Aquaporins (AQPs ) mediate water flux between the four distinct water compartments in the central nervous system (CNS). In the present chapter, we mainly focus on the expression and function of the 9 AQPs expressed in the CNS, which include five members of aquaporin subfamily: AQP1, AQP4, AQP5, AQP6, and AQP8; three members of aquaglyceroporin subfamily: AQP3, AQP7, and AQP9; and one member of superaquaporin subfamily: AQP11. In addition, AQP1, AQP2 and AQP4 expressed in the peripheral nervous system (PNS) are also reviewed...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247203/discovering-the-neural-nature-of-moral-cognition-empirical-theoretical-and-practical-challenges-in-bioethical-research-with-electroencephalography-eeg
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Nils-Frederic Wagner, Pedro Chaves, Annemarie Wolff
In this article we critically review the neural mechanisms of moral cognition that have recently been studied via electroencephalography (EEG). Such studies promise to shed new light on traditional moral questions by helping us to understand how effective moral cognition is embodied in the brain. It has been argued that conflicting normative ethical theories require different cognitive features and can, accordingly, in a broadly conceived naturalistic attempt, be associated with different brain processes that are rooted in different brain networks and regions...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240353/carbamazepine-versus-phenytoin-monotherapy-for-epilepsy-an-individual-participant-data-review
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REVIEW
Sarah J Nevitt, Anthony G Marson, Jennifer Weston, Catrin Tudur Smith
BACKGROUND: This is an updated version of the original Cochrane Review published in Issue 2, 2002 and its subsequent updates in 2010 and 2015.Epilepsy is a common neurological condition in which recurrent, unprovoked seizures are caused by abnormal electrical discharges from the brain. It is believed that with effective drug treatment, up to 70% of individuals with active epilepsy have the potential to become seizure-free and go into long-term remission shortly after starting drug therapy with a single antiepileptic drug in monotherapy...
February 27, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235952/rete-mirabile-associated-with-pial-arteriovenous-fistula-imaging-features-with-literature-review
#18
Prabath Kumar Mondel, Rashmi Saraf, Uday S Limaye
A rete mirabile is a vascular network of intercommunicating small arteries or arterioles that replace the definitive adult artery supplying the brain. It supplies the brain in lower mammals but is not seen in normal human embryological development. A 26-year-old man presented with worsening tinnitus that was interfering with his sleep. On CT and digital subtraction angiography he was found to have a temporal lobe pial arteriovenous fistula with bilateral carotid and vertebral rete mirabile. The patient was offered open surgical and endovascular treatment options for pial arteriovenous fistula but he refused both and opted for conservative medical management...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226700/adaptive-change-point-detection-of-dynamic-functional-connectivity-networks
#19
Sadia Shakil, Sheila D Keilholz, Chin-Hui Lee, Sadia Shakil, Sheila D Keilholz, Chin-Hui Lee, Shella D Keilholz, Chin-Hui Lee, Sadia Shakil
This study presents a new algorithm to adaptively detect change points of functional connectivity networks in the brain. It uses scans from resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rsfMRI) which is one of the major tools to investigate intrinsic brain functionality. Different regions of the resting brain form networks that change states within a few seconds to minutes. The change points of these networks are different in normal and disordered brain functions and their understanding can help in identification of brain disorders...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211008/injected-amyloid-beta-in-the-olfactory-bulb-transfers-to-other-brain-regions-via-neural-connections-in-mice
#20
Baixuan He, Minying Zheng, Qiang Liu, Zhe Shi, Simei Long, Xilin Lu, Zhong Pei, Ti-Fei Yuan, Huanxing Su, Xiaoli Yao
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by progressive neuronal degeneration and pathological accumulation of amyloid plaques in the brain. It has been proposed that the prion-like spreading of amyloid beta (Aβ) protein could contribute to the progression of the disease. Olfactory bulb (OB) is one of the earliest brain regions affected in AD and olfaction is easily impaired prior to cognitive symptoms. However, it remains unclear whether Aβ accumulation in the OB would spread along olfactory projections to other connected brain regions and trigger further neurodegeneration...
February 16, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
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