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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140922/fingolimod-reduces-neuropathic-pain-behaviors-in-a-mouse-model-of-multiple-sclerosis-by-a-sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-1-dependent-inhibition-of-central-sensitization-in-the-dorsal-horn
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Suzanne Doolen, Tommaso Iannitti, Benjamin C Shaw, Carolyn M Grachen, Renee R Donahue, Bradley K Taylor
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune-inflammatory neurodegenerative disease that is often accompanied by a debilitating neuropathic pain. Disease-modifying agents slow the progression of MS and prevent relapses, yet it remains unclear if they yield analgesia. We explored the analgesic potential of fingolimod (FTY720), an agonist/functional antagonist at the sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1PR1), because it reduces hyperalgesia in models of peripheral inflammatory and neuropathic pain. We used a myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein 35-55 (MOG35-55) mouse model of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), modified to avoid frank paralysis and thus allow for assessment of withdrawal behaviors to somatosensory stimuli...
November 13, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137891/human-leukocyte-antigen-hla-and-gulf-war-illness-gwi-hla-drb1-13-02-spares-subcortical-atrophy-in-gulf-war-veterans
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Lisa M James, Peka Christova, Brian E Engdahl, Scott M Lewis, Adam F Carpenter, Apostolos P Georgopoulos
BACKGROUND: Gulf War Illness (GWI) is a multisystem disorder that has affected a substantial number of veterans who served in the 1990-91 Gulf War. The brain is prominently affected, as manifested by the presence of neurological, cognitive and mood symptoms. We reported previously on the protective role of six Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) alleles in GWI (Georgopoulos et al., 2016) and their association with regional brain function (James et al., 2016). More recently, we reported on the presence of subcortical brain atrophy in GWI (Christova et al...
November 9, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136091/clinical-presentation-and-prognosis-in-mog-antibody-disease-a-uk-study
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Maciej Jurynczyk, Silvia Messina, Mark R Woodhall, Naheed Raza, Rosie Everett, Adriana Roca-Fernandez, George Tackley, Shahd Hamid, Angela Sheard, Gavin Reynolds, Saleel Chandratre, Cheryl Hemingway, Anu Jacob, Angela Vincent, M Isabel Leite, Patrick Waters, Jacqueline Palace
A condition associated with an autoantibody against MOG has been recently recognized as a new inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, but the disease course and disability outcomes are largely unknown. In this study we investigated clinical characteristics of MOG-antibody disease on a large cohort of patients from the UK. We obtained demographic and clinical data on 252 UK patients positive for serum immunoglobulin G1 MOG antibodies as tested by the Autoimmune Neurology Group in Oxford. Disability outcomes and disease course were analysed in more detail in a cohort followed in the Neuromyelitis Optica Oxford Service (n = 75), and this included an incident cohort who were diagnosed at disease onset (n = 44)...
November 9, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131010/blockade-of-experimental-multiple-sclerosis-by-inhibition-of-the-acid-sphingomyelinase-ceramide-system
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Katrin Anne Becker, Ramona Halmer, Laura Davies, Brian D Henry, Regan Ziobro-Henry, Yann Decker, Yang Liu, Erich Gulbins, Klaus Fassbender, Silke Walter
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a severe and common autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system. Despite the availability of several novel treatment options, the disease is still poorly controlled, since the pathophysiological mechanisms are not fully understood. METHODS: We tested the role of the acid sphingomyelinase/ceramide system in a model of MS, i.e. experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). Mice were immunized with myelin-oligodendrocyte glycoprotein and the development of the disease was analyzed by histology, immunological tests and clinical assessment in wildtype and acid sphingomyelinase (Asm)-deficient mice...
November 6, 2017: Neuro-Signals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130124/systemic-autoimmune-diseases-complicated-with-hydrocephalus-pathogenesis-and-management
#5
REVIEW
Hexiang Yin, Junji Wei, Li Wang, Liying Cui, Renzhi Wang
Systemic autoimmune diseases (SAIDs) represent a group of syndromes involving at least two organ systems. Classical SAIDs include connective tissue diseases, vasculitis, and granulomatous diseases, many of which involve the nervous system and result in different neurological manifestations. Hydrocephalus can be a rare but lethal complication of various SAIDs, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), sarcoidosis, and primary vasculitis. However, the pathogenesis of SAIDs complicated with different types of hydrocephalus is varied and difficult to determine using the existing published data, and various manifestations and expressive forms of the conditions bring a substantial challenge to a timely clinical diagnosis and treatment...
November 12, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126826/autoimmune-neurologic-disorders
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REVIEW
Daniel B Rubin, Ayush Batra, Henrikas Vaitkevicius, Ivana Vodopivec
The practice of autoimmune neurology focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of a wide spectrum of neurological conditions driven by abnormal immune responses directed against neural tissues. These include autoimmune, paraneoplastic, post-infectious, and iatrogenic conditions. Symptoms of autoimmune neurologic disorders can be diverse and often difficult to recognize in their early stages, complicating the diagnosis. This review discusses the classification and management of common autoimmune neurological conditions, placing an emphasis on the rapid identification of autoimmune etiology and mechanism of immune dysfunction to allow for the timely institution of appropriate treatment...
November 7, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116500/modular-construction-of-large-non-immune-human-antibody-phage-display-libraries-from-variable-heavy-and-light-chain-gene-cassettes
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Nam-Kyung Lee, Scott Bidlingmaier, Yang Su, Bin Liu
Monoclonal antibodies and antibody-derived therapeutics have emerged as a rapidly growing class of biological drugs for the treatment of cancer, autoimmunity, infection, and neurological diseases. To support the development of human antibodies, various display techniques based on antibody gene repertoires have been constructed over the last two decades. In particular, scFv-antibody phage display has been extensively utilized to select lead antibodies against a variety of target antigens. To construct a scFv phage display that enables efficient antibody discovery, and optimization, it is desirable to develop a system that allows modular assembly of highly diverse variable heavy chain and light chain (Vκ and Vλ) repertoires...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114250/a-sensitive-method-for-detecting-peptide-specific-cd4-t-cell-responses-in-peripheral-blood-from-patients-with-myasthenia-gravis
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Sapna Sharma, Clas Malmeström, Christopher Lindberg, Sarah Meisel, Karin Schön, Martina Verolin, Nils Yngve Lycke
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune neurological disorder typified by skeletal muscle fatigue and most often production of autoantibodies against the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (AChR). The present study was undertaken to assess the extent of AChR-peptide recognition in MG patients using co-culturing (DC:TC) of autologous monocyte-derived dendritic cells (moDCs) and highly enriched CD4(+) T cells from the blood as compared to the traditional whole peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) cultures. We found that the DC:TC cultures were highly superior to the PBMC cultures for detection of reactivity toward HLA-DQ/DR-restricted AChR-peptides...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111742/increased-post-translational-lysine-acetylation-of-myelin-basic-protein-is-associated-with-peak-neurological-disability-in-a-mouse-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
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Ryan Lillico, Ting Zhou, Tina Khorshid Ahmad, Nicholas Stesco, Kiana Gozda, Jessica Truong, Jiming Kong, Ted M Lakowski, Michael Namaka
Citrullination of arginine residues is a post-translational modification (PTM) found on myelin basic protein (MBP), which neutralizes MBPs positive charge, and is implicated in myelin damage and multiple sclerosis (MS). Here we identify lysine acetylation as another neutralizing PTM to MBP that may be involved in myelin damage. We quantify changes in lysine and arginine PTMs on MBP derived from mice induced with an experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) model of MS using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111419/diagnosis-of-multiple-system-atrophy
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REVIEW
Jose-Alberto Palma, Lucy Norcliffe-Kaufmann, Horacio Kaufmann
Multiple system atrophy (MSA) may be difficult to distinguish clinically from other disorders, particularly in the early stages of the disease. An autonomic-only presentation can be indistinguishable from pure autonomic failure. Patients presenting with parkinsonism may be misdiagnosed as having Parkinson disease. Patients presenting with the cerebellar phenotype of MSA can mimic other adult-onset ataxias due to alcohol, chemotherapeutic agents, lead, lithium, and toluene, or vitamin E deficiency, as well as paraneoplastic, autoimmune, or genetic ataxias...
October 23, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110776/psychiatric-syndromes-other-than-dementia
#11
Karl Bechter, Florian Deisenhammer
There is wide variability in how psychiatry guidelines and textbooks address the question of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) diagnostics in the screening of psychiatric disorders. A United States-based textbook confirms that there is no consensus about which laboratory investigation should be routinely performed in psychiatric patients, but with respect to CSF diagnostics, the differences are even more striking. A survey among European experts showed a wide variety of opinions regarding clinical use and criteria in various countries of Europe and worldwide: some psychiatrists, mostly university hospital-based, recommended performing CSF diagnostics in every patient first experiencing severe mental illness (SMI), but especially in patients from the schizophrenia spectrum, whereas others almost never perform CSF examinations themselves and usually refer patients to neurology departments if necessary...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110638/application-of-the-2016-diagnostic-approach-for-autoimmune-encephalitis-from-lancet-neurology-to-chinese-patients
#12
Lin Li, Lin Sun, Rong Du, Yuanchu Zheng, Feifei Dai, Qiuying Ma, Jiawei Wang
BACKGROUND: A unified clinical approach to diagnose autoimmune encephalitis was published in Lancet Neurology in 2016. Purpose of our study is to examine the feasibility and reasonability of the 2016 "A clinical approach to diagnosis of autoimmune encephalitis" in China with a retrospective study. METHODS: We retrospectively collected 95 cases of autoimmune encephalitis and non autoimmune encephalitis cases with detailed clinical data from Beijing Tongren Hospital and the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI)...
November 6, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108750/new-spectrum-of-the-neurologic-consequences-of-zika
#13
EDITORIAL
Marco T Medina, Marco Medina-Montoya
Zika virus infection represents a new neuropathological agent with association to a wide spectrum of neurological complications: a) Congenital Zika Syndrome by affecting the neural stem cells of the human fetal brain; b) Guillain-Barré Syndrome by an autoimmune response against peripheral myelin and/or axonal components or probable direct inflammatory reaction; c) Encephalitis/meningoencephalitis and myelitis by a direct viral inflammatory process on the central nervous system; d) Sensory neuropathy by infecting directly the peripheral neurons and causing substantial cell death and pathogenic transcriptional dysregulation; e) Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis and optic neuropathy; f) Seizures and Epilepsy and g) childhood arterial ischemic stroke by probable inflammatory reaction and endothelial injury...
November 1, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104289/inflammatory-cns-disease-caused-by-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-status-and-perspectives
#14
REVIEW
Lidia M Yshii, Reinhard Hohlfeld, Roland S Liblau
Cancer treatment strategies based on immune stimulation have recently entered the clinical arena, with unprecedented success. Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) work by indiscriminately promoting immune responses, which target tumour-associated antigens or tumour-specific mutations. However, the augmented immune response, most notably the T cell response, can cause either direct neurotoxicity or, more commonly, indirect neurotoxic effects through systemic or local inflammatory mechanisms or autoimmune mechanisms...
November 6, 2017: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103425/cancer-and-autoimmunity-paraneoplastic-neurological-disorders-associated-with-neuroblastic-tumors
#15
Wendy G Mitchell, Franz Blaes
Cancer and autoimmunity come together in paraneoplastic syndromes (PNS), which reflect the remote, not direct, effects of cancer. In the pediatric population, a variety of PNS have been described, but the most common of these rare disorders are instigated by neuroblastic tumors, such as neuroblastoma, ganglioneuroblastoma, and ganglioneuroma. The main pediatric-onset neurological PNS are ROHHAD syndrome, anti-ANNA1 (anti-Hu), and opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome. They manifest distinctive neurological features, which aid the diagnosis, though under-recognition still poses serious challenges and risks...
August 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103423/autoimmune-epilepsies
#16
Anusha K Yeshokumar, Carlos A Pardo
Autoimmune epilepsies describe clinical syndromes wherein the immune system is suspected to be involved in the pathogenesis of seizures or as a mechanism for neuronal injury following seizures. These diseases typically affect otherwise healthy children and are characterized by explosive onset of focal seizures, encephalopathy, cognitive deterioration, or other focal neurological deficits, or all of these. Traditional neurological diagnostics lack sensitivity and specificity in the diagnosis of autoimmune epilepsies, and results must be considered in the clinical context...
August 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099627/nicotine-augments-the-beneficial-effects-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-based-therapy-in-rat-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
#17
Shiva Khezri, Seyyed Meysam Abtahi Froushani, Mozhgan Shahmoradi
Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in rats through immunization with guinea pig spinal cord homogenate (GPSCH) produces a chronic disease with a relapsing pattern such as multiple sclerosis (MS) in humans. In previous studies, the immunomodulatory benefits of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and nicotine have already been determined. Thus, this research was conducted to assess the additional benefits of the combination therapy of MSCs and nicotine in a rat model of MS. EAE was induced by GPSCH and complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) in female Wistar rats...
November 3, 2017: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099544/catatonia-update
#18
Kanwarjeet Brar, Sachin S Kaushik, Steven Lippmann
Catatonia is a neuropsychiatric condition characterized by physical presentations ranging from profound immobility to excessive motor activity. Emotional aspects of catatonia vary clinically between psychomotor retardation and extreme excitability. In the past, catatonia was considered to be a variant of schizophrenia. However, the disorder actually occurs as a clinical expression of many different psychiatric, neurologic, or medical diagnoses. A prompt diagnostic evaluation should identify any underlying diseases with consideration of somatic pathologies, especially those affecting central nervous system function...
October 26, 2017: Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099057/the-c-c-chemokines-ccl17-and-ccl22-and-their-receptor-ccr4-in-cns-autoimmunity
#19
REVIEW
Stefanie Scheu, Shafaqat Ali, Christina Ruland, Volker Arolt, Judith Alferink
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS). It affects more than two million people worldwide, mainly young adults, and may lead to progressive neurological disability. Chemokines and their receptors have been shown to play critical roles in the pathogenesis of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), a murine disease model induced by active immunization with myelin proteins or transfer of encephalitogenic CD4⁺ T cells that recapitulates clinical and neuropathological features of MS...
November 2, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099039/cytokine-signaling-in-multiple-sclerosis-and-its-therapeutic-applications
#20
REVIEW
Pushpalatha Palle, Kelly L Monaghan, Sarah M Milne, Edwin C K Wan
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common neurological disorders in young adults. The etiology of MS is not known but it is widely accepted that it is autoimmune in nature. Disease onset is believed to be initiated by the activation of CD4+ T cells that target autoantigens of the central nervous system (CNS) and their infiltration into the CNS, followed by the expansion of local and infiltrated peripheral effector myeloid cells that create an inflammatory milieu within the CNS, which ultimately lead to tissue damage and demyelination...
October 13, 2017: Medical Sciences: Open Access Journal
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