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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911340/dementia-predictors-in-parkinson-disease-a-validation-study
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Julius Bm Anang, Takashi Nomura, Silvia Rios Romenets, Kenji Nakashima, Jean-Francois Gagnon, Ronald B Postuma
In a prospective study, we recently discovered 8 clinical predictors of dementia in Parkinson's disease. Here, we validate these dementia predictors using two additional prospective cohorts (n = 134). After a 3.6-year follow-up, 35/134 developed dementia (7.2% per year). When confirming individual variables, 5/8 were significantly associated with dementia in the validation cohort. These included age, male sex, baseline RBD, orthostatic hypotension, and MCI. Bilateral onset, hallucinations and falls/freezing did not significantly predict dementia; however, point estimates of OR were all >1...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905363/-sleep-disorders-in-the-early-stage-of-parkinson-s-disease-in-untreated-patients
#2
N A Amosova, I G Smolentseva, P M Guseinova, O A Maslyuk, E L Gavrilov
Disorders of sleep and wakefulness occur in about 60-98% of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). The majority of research on the scale and nature of the disorders was performed in patients treated with antiparkinsonian drugs, and, therefore, the true picture of sleep disorders was interfering with side effects of therapy. The spectrum of these disorders in PD patients is broad and includes insomnia, parasomnia and hypersomnia. The main symptoms of insomnia are difficulty in maintaining sleep, associated with nocturia, rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD), night cramps, akinesia and tremor...
2016: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900364/analysis-of-intrapatient-heterogeneity-uncovers-the-microevolution-of-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus
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Donghyun Park, Hee Jae Huh, Yeon Jeong Kim, Dae-Soon Son, Hyo-Jeong Jeon, Eu-Hyun Im, Jong-Won Kim, Nam Yong Lee, Eun-Suk Kang, Cheol In Kang, Doo Ryeon Chung, Jin-Hyun Ahn, Kyong Ran Peck, Sun Shim Choi, Yae-Jean Kim, Chang-Seok Ki, Woong-Yang Park
Genome sequence analysis of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) variants from patient specimens has revealed the evolutionary dynamics and mechanisms of pathogenesis of the virus. However, most studies have analyzed the consensus sequences of MERS-CoVs, precluding an investigation of intrapatient heterogeneity. Here, we analyzed non-consensus sequences to characterize intrapatient heterogeneity in cases associated with the 2015 outbreak of MERS in South Korea. Deep-sequencing analysis of MERS-CoV genomes performed on specimens from eight patients revealed significant intrapatient variation; therefore, sequence heterogeneity was further analyzed using targeted deep sequencing...
November 2016: Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899666/structures-of-human-srp72-complexes-provide-insights-into-srp-rna-remodeling-and-ribosome-interaction
#4
Matthias M M Becker, Karine Lapouge, Bernd Segnitz, Klemens Wild, Irmgard Sinning
Co-translational protein targeting and membrane protein insertion is a fundamental process and depends on the signal recognition particle (SRP). In mammals, SRP is composed of the SRP RNA crucial for SRP assembly and function and six proteins. The two largest proteins SRP68 and SRP72 form a heterodimer and bind to a regulatory site of the SRP RNA. Despite their essential roles in the SRP pathway, structural information has been available only for the SRP68 RNA-binding domain (RBD). Here we present the crystal structures of the SRP68 protein-binding domain (PBD) in complex with SRP72-PBD and of the SRP72-RBD bound to the SRP S domain (SRP RNA, SRP19 and SRP68) detailing all interactions of SRP72 within SRP...
November 29, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899228/the-recombinant-n-terminal-domain-of-spike-proteins-is-a-potential-vaccine-against-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-mers-cov-infection
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Lan Jiaming, Yao Yanfeng, Deng Yao, Hu Yawei, Bao Linlin, Huang Baoying, Yan Jinghua, George F Gao, Qin Chuan, Tan Wenjie
The persistent public health threat of infection with the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) highlights the need for an effective MERS-CoV vaccine. Previous studies have focused mainly on the receptor-binding domain (RBD) on the spike protein of MERS-CoV. Herein, we investigated the immunogenicity and protective potential of the recombinant N-terminal domain (rNTD) of spike proteins as a vaccine candidate. BALB/c mice vaccinated with 5 or 10μg of rNTD protein demonstrated a significant humoral immune response (serum IgG and neutralizing activity)...
November 26, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888574/normal-heart-in-parkinson-s-disease-is-this-a-distinct-clinical-phenotype
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J-S Kim, H-E Park, I-S Park, Y-S Oh, D-W Ryu, I-U Song, Y-A Jung, I R Yoo, H-S Choi, P H Lee, K-S Lee
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Reduction of metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) uptake has been observed in almost all patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), associated with hyposmia, orthostatic hypotension and rapid eye movement sleep behavioral disorder (RBD). In contrast, a subgroup of patients with PD with normal MIBG uptake have been reported to have milder disease and preserved cognition compared with those with lower MIBG. The aim of this study was to investigate whether non-motor manifestations of PD differ between patients with normal and abnormal myocardial MIBG uptake...
November 26, 2016: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886007/sleep-wake-profile-in-dementia-with-lewy-bodies-alzheimer-s-disease-and-normal-aging
#7
Annachiara Cagnin, Federica Fragiacomo, Giulia Camporese, Matteo Turco, Cinzia Bussè, Mario Ermani, Sara Montagnese
BACKGROUND: Alterations of the sleep-wake cycle are common features of neurodegenerative dementia. OBJECTIVES: To study differences in sleep-wake profiles in dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), Alzheimer's disease (AD), and healthy controls. METHODS: 30 DLB and 32 AD patients, and 33 healthy elderly participants were studied. Patients were evaluated for global cognitive impairment, extrapyramidal signs, fluctuations of attention, and behavioral disorders...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880010/abnormal-baseline-brain-activity-in-parkinson-s-disease-with-and-without-rem-sleep-behavior-disorder-a-resting-state-functional-mri-study
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Dan Li, Peiyu Huang, Yufeng Zang, Yuting Lou, Zhidong Cen, Quanquan Gu, Min Xuan, Fei Xie, Zhiyuan Ouyang, Bo Wang, Minming Zhang, Wei Luo
PURPOSE: To investigate the differences in spontaneous brain activity between Parkinson's disease (PD) patients with rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD), PD patients without RBD, and normal controls, which may shed new light on the neural mechanism of RBD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighteen PD patients with RBD, 16 patients without RBD, and 19 age- and gender-matched normal controls underwent clinical assessment and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) with a 3...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871184/in-vitro-evaluation-of-prebiotic-properties-derived-from-rice-bran-obtained-by-debranning-technology
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Premsuda Saman, Kieran M Tuohy, José A Vázquez, Glenn Gibson, Severino S Pandiella
The prebiotic ability of several rice bran fractions obtained by debranning (RBD) using human microbiota was studied in anaerobic batch cultures with agitation and pH-controlled. Fraction C (3.8-5% w/w pearling) from RBD increased the number of bifidobacteria and lactobacteria compared with the positive control, raftilose P95. RBD fermentation induced changes in the short-chain fatty acid (SCFA) profile. In addition, Fraction C revealed the highest growth of positive lactobacteria than commercial control. The present work illustrates the prebiotic capacity of RBD to modulate human microbiota and highlights that fraction C could be an economical source for use in human food as well as an interesting alternative to valorise a by-product of cereal industry...
November 21, 2016: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865780/rasins-genetically-encoded-intrabodies-of-activated-ras-proteins
#10
Mehmet Cetin, William E Evenson, Garret G Gross, Farzad Jalali-Yazdi, Daniel Krieger, Don Arnold, Terry T Takahashi, Richard W Roberts
K- and H-Ras are the most commonly mutated genes in human tumors and are critical for conferring and maintaining the oncogenic phenotype in tumors with poor prognoses. Here, we design genetically encoded antibody-like ligands (intrabodies) that recognize active, GTP-bound K- and H-Ras. These ligands, which use the 10th domain of human fibronectin as their scaffold, are stable inside cells and when fused with a fluorescent protein label constitutively active G12V mutant H-Ras. Primary selection of ligands against Ras with mRNA display resulted in an intrabody (termed RasIn1) that binds with a KD of 2...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855735/pareidolias-in-rem-sleep-behavior-disorder-a-possible-predictive-marker-of-lewy-body-diseases
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Taeko Sasai-Sakuma, Yoshiyuki Nishio, Kayoko Yokoi, Etsuro Mori, Yuichi Inoue
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To investigate conditions and clinical significance of pareidolias in patients with idiopathic REM sleep behavior disorder (iRBD). METHODS: This cross-sectional study examined 202 patients with idiopathic rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (66.8±8.0 yr, 58 female) and 46 healthy control subjects (64.7±5.8 yr, 14 female). They underwent the Pareidolia test, a newly developed instrument for evoking pareidolias, video-polysomnography, olfactory tests, and Addenbrooke's cognitive examination - revised...
October 28, 2016: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855295/establishment-of-a-bleeding-score-as-a-diagnostic-tool-for-patients-with-rare-bleeding-disorders
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Roberta Palla, Simona M Siboni, Marzia Menegatti, Khaled M Musallam, Flora Peyvandi
INTRODUCTION: Bleeding manifestations among patients with rare bleeding disorders (RBDs) vary significantly between disorders and patients, even when affected with the same disorder. In response to the challenge represented by the clinical assessment of the presence and severity of bleeding symptoms, a number of bleeding score systems (BSSs) or bleeding assessment tools (BATs) were developed. The majority of these were specifically developed for patients with more common bleeding disorders than RBDs...
November 14, 2016: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853964/brain-pathway-differences-between-parkinson-s-disease-patients-with-and-without-rem-sleep-behavior-disorder
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Mina Ansari, Farzaneh Rahmani, Mahsa Dolatshahi, Atefe Pooyan, Mohammad Hadi Aarabi
PURPOSE: REM (rapid eye movement) sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is characterized by increased muscle tone and violent limb movements and is a usual symptom of the early stages of Parkinson's disease (PD). PD patients with RBD represent faster motor and cognitive dysfunction progression. However, there are limited studies on possible structural brain changes underpinning this disorder. METHODS: Diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (DMRI) was used to assess whether microstructural abnormalities in the brain of 23 RBD positive PD are detectable compared to 31 RBD negative PD...
November 16, 2016: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852786/electrophysiological-evidence-for-alternative-motor-networks-in-rem-sleep-behavior-disorder
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Marc Hackius, Esther Werth, Oguzkan Sürücü, Christian R Baumann, Lukas L Imbach
: Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) show mostly unimpaired motor behavior during REM sleep, which contrasts strongly to coexistent nocturnal bradykinesia. The reason for this sudden amelioration of motor control in REM sleep is unknown, however. We set out to determine whether movements during REM sleep are processed by different motor networks than movements in the waking state. We recorded local field potentials in the subthalamic nucleus (STN) and scalp EEG (modified 10/20 montage) during sleep in humans with PD and RBD...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826140/characterization-of-anti-mers-cov-antibodies-against-various-recombinant-structural-antigens-of-mers-cov-in-an-imported-case-in-china
#15
Wenling Wang, Huijuan Wang, Yao Deng, Tie Song, Jiaming Lan, Guizhen Wu, Changwen Ke, Wenjie Tan
The first imported case of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in China recently occurred, allowing for the characterization of antibody titers in a series of the patient's sera using the following methods based on recombinant viral structural antigens: inactivated MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV) enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), recombinant MERS-CoV spike (S, or fragments of S) ELISA, nucleoprotein (NP) ELISA and MERS S pseudovirus particle-based neutralization test (ppNT). A longitudinal profile of the infection showed that seroconversion detected by ELISAs based on the recombinant extracellular domain, S, S1 and receptor-binding domain (RBD) antigens occurred as early as neutralizing antibodies were detected by the ppNT and earlier than antibodies were detected by the inactivated MERS-CoV and N-terminal domain (NTD) ELISAs...
November 9, 2016: Emerging Microbes & Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814994/the-dementia-associated-apoe-%C3%AE%C2%B54-allele-is-not-associated-with-rapid-eye-movement-sleep-behavior-disorder
#16
Ziv Gan-Or, Jacques Y Montplaisir, Jay P Ross, Judes Poirier, Simon C Warby, Isabelle Arnulf, Stephanie Strong, Yves Dauvilliers, Claire S Leblond, Michele T M Hu, Birgit Högl, Ambra Stefani, Christelle Charley Monaca, Valérie Cochen De Cock, Michel Boivin, Luigi Ferini-Strambi, Giuseppe Plazzi, Elena Antelmi, Peter Young, Anna Heidbreder, Thomas R Barber, Samuel G Evetts, Michal Rolinski, Patrick A Dion, Alex Desautels, Jean-François Gagnon, Nicolas Dupré, Ronald B Postuma, Guy A Rouleau
The present study aimed to examine whether the APOE ε4 allele, associated with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), and possibly with dementia in Parkinson's disease (PD), is also associated with idiopathic rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD). Two single nucleotide polymorphisms, rs429358 and rs7412, were genotyped in RBD patients (n = 480) and in controls (n = 823). APOE ε4 allele frequency was 0.14 among RBD patients and 0.13 among controls (OR = 1.11, 95% CI: 0.88-1.40, p = 0.41). APOE ε4 allele frequencies were similar in those who converted to DLB (0...
October 13, 2016: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810184/caring-burden-of-rem-sleep-behavior-disorder-spouses-health-and-marital-relationship
#17
S P Lam, C C Y Wong, S X Li, J H Zhang, J W Chan, J Y Zhou, Y P Liu, M W M Yu, Y K Wing
OBJECTIVES: Idiopathic REM sleep behavior disorder (iRBD) is noxious due to the high prevalence of sleep-related injuries to patients and their bed-partners. In this study, we aimed to investigate the impact of patients' RBD symptoms on their spouses, in terms of the quality of sleep, and physical, mental and marital aspects. METHOD: A cross-sectional study comparing spouses of iRBD patients to the spouses of the age-and-sex-matched OSAS patients. RESULTS: 40 iRBD patients and their spouses (patients' age 66...
August 2016: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795425/recombinant-receptor-binding-domains-of-multiple-mers-coronaviruses-induce-cross-neutralizing-antibodies-against-divergent-human-and-camel-mers-coronaviruses-and-antibody-escape-mutants
#18
Wanbo Tai, Yufei Wang, Craig A Fett, Guangyu Zhao, Fang Li, Stanley Perlman, Shibo Jiang, Yusen Zhou, Lanying Du
: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) binds to cellular receptor dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP4) via spike (S) protein receptor-binding domain (RBD). The RBD contains critical neutralizing epitopes and serves as an important vaccine target. Since RBD mutations occur in different MERS-CoV isolates and antibody-escape mutants, cross-neutralization of divergent MERS-CoV strains by RBD-induced antibodies remains unknown. Here, we constructed four recombinant RBD (rRBD) proteins with single or multiple mutations detected in representative human MERS-CoV strains from the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 outbreaks, respectively, and one rRBD protein with multiple changes derived from camel MERS-CoV strains...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787844/characterizing-plexin-gtpase-interactions-using-gel-filtration-surface-plasmon-resonance-spectrometry-and-isothermal-titration-calorimetry
#19
Jeannine Muller-Greven, SoonJeung Kim, Prasanta K Hota, Yufeng Tong, Susmita Borthakur, Matthias Buck
Plexins are unique, as they are the first example of a transmembrane receptor that interacts directly with small GTPases, a family of proteins that are essential for cell motility and proliferation/survival. We and other laboratories have determined the structure of the Rho GTPase-binding domain (RBD) of several plexins and also of the entire intracellular region of plexin-B1. Structures of plexin complexes with Rho GTPases, Rac1 and Rnd1, and a structure with a Ras GTPase, Rap1b, have also been solved. The relationship between plexin-Rho and plexin-Ras interactions is still unclear and in vitro biophysical experiments that characterize the protein interactions of purified components play an important role in advancing our understanding of the molecular mechanisms that underlie the function of plexin...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773979/self-reported-sleep-in-older-african-americans-and-white-americans
#20
Arlener D Turner, Andrew S Lim, Sue E Leurgans, David A Bennett, Aron S Buchman, Lisa L Barnes
OBJECTIVE: Assess the relationship of self-reported sleep quality and possible sleep disorders with disability in a racially diverse sample of community-dwelling older adults. METHODS: Participants included 943 non-demented older African Americans (n=452) and Whites (n=491) from two cohort studies, the Minority Aging Research Study (MARS) and the Rush Memory and Aging Project (MAP). Participants completed a 32-item questionnaire assessing sleep quality and the possible presence of three sleep disorders (sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome [RLS] and REM behavior disorder [RBD])...
October 20, 2016: Ethnicity & Disease
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