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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822786/leptin-is-essential-for-spinal-microglial-activation-and-neuropathic-pain-after-preganglionic-cervical-root-avulsion
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Kai-Ting Chang, Yi-Lo Lin, Chi-Te Lin, Chen-Jei Hong, May-Jywan Tsai, Wen-Cheng Huang, Yang-Hsin Shih, Yi-Yen Lee, Henrich Cheng, Ming-Chao Huang
AIMS: Preganglionic cervical root avulsion (PCRA) affects both the peripheral and central nervous systems and is often associated with neuropathic pain. Unlike peripheral nerve injuries (PNI), central lesions caused by disruption of cervical roots from the spinal cord following PCRA contribute to the generation of neuropathic pain. Leptin is involved in the development of neuropathic pain after PNI by affecting neurons. However, whether leptin is involved in microglial activation leading to neuropathic pain after PCRA is unknown...
August 16, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821925/cystic-degeneration-of-the-tibial-nerve-magnetic-resonance-neurography-and-sonography-appearances-of-an-intraneural-ganglion-cyst
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Cláudio Régis Sampaio Silveira, Clarissa Gadelha Maia Vieira, Brenda Machado Pereira, Luiz Holanda Pinto Neto, Avneesh Chhabra
Extra- and intraneural ganglion cysts have been described in the literature. The tibial nerve ganglion is uncommon and its occurrence without intra-articular extension atypical. The pathogenesis of cystic degeneration localized to connective and perineural tissue secondary to chronic mechanical irritation or idiopathic mucoid degeneration is hypothesized. Since the above pathology is extremely rare and the magnetic resonance imaging examination detects the defining characteristics of the intrinsic alterations of the tibial nerve, the authors illustrate such a case of tibial intaneural ganglion cyst with its magnetic resonance neurography and sonography appearances...
August 18, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818455/adipose-derived-stromal-cells-enhance-auditory-neuron-survival-in-an-animal-model-of-sensory-hearing-loss
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Philipp Schendzielorz, Maike Vollmer, Kristen Rak, Armin Wiegner, Nashwa Nada, Katrin Radeloff, Rudolf Hagen, Andreas Radeloff
BACKGROUND: A cochlear implant (CI) is an electronic prosthesis that can partially restore speech perception capabilities. Optimum information transfer from the cochlea to the central auditory system requires a proper functioning auditory nerve (AN) that is electrically stimulated by the device. In deafness, the lack of neurotrophic support, normally provided by the sensory cells of the inner ear, however, leads to gradual degeneration of auditory neurons with undesirable consequences for CI performance...
August 14, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817571/automated-segmentation-of-mouse-oct-volumes-asimov-validation-clinical-study-of-a-light-damage-model
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Bhavna Josephine Antony, Byung-Jin Kim, Andrew Lang, Aaron Carass, Jerry L Prince, Donald J Zack
The use of spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) is becoming commonplace for the in vivo longitudinal study of murine models of ophthalmic disease. Longitudinal studies, however, generate large quantities of data, the manual analysis of which is very challenging due to the time-consuming nature of generating delineations. Thus, it is of importance that automated algorithms be developed to facilitate accurate and timely analysis of these large datasets. Furthermore, as the models target a variety of diseases, the associated structural changes can also be extremely disparate...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815909/proximal-neuropathy-and-associated-skeletal-muscle-changes-resembling-denervation-atrophy-in-hind-limbs-of-chronic-hypoglycaemic-rats
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Vivi F H Jensen, Anne-Marie Molck, Henrik Soeborg, Jette Nowak, Melissa Chapman, Jens Lykkesfeldt, Ingrid B Bogh
Peripheral neuropathy is one of the most common complications of diabetic hyperglycaemia. Insulin-induced hypoglycaemia (IIH) might potentially exacerbate or contribute to neuropathy as hypoglycaemia also causes peripheral neuropathy. In rats, IIH induces neuropathy associated with skeletal muscle changes. Aims of the present study were to investigate the progression and sequence of histopathologic changes caused by chronic IIH in rat peripheral nerves and skeletal muscle, and whether such changes were reversible...
August 16, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815599/the-reduction-of-intraepidermal-p2x3-nerve-fiber-density-correlates-with-behavioral-hyperalgesia-in-a-rat-model-of-nerve-injury-induced-pain
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Malik Bechakra, Barthold N Schüttenhelm, Tiziana Pederzani, Pieter A van Doorn, Chris I de Zeeuw, Joost L M Jongen
Skin biopsies from patients with neuropathic pain often show changes in epidermal innervation, although it remains to be elucidated to what extent such changes can be linked to a particular subgroup of nerve fibers and how these changes are correlated with pain intensity. Here, we investigated to what extent behavioral signs of hyperalgesia are correlated with immunohistochemical changes of peptidergic and non-peptidergic epidermal nerve fibers in a rat model of nerve injury-induced pain. Rats subjected to unilateral partial ligation of the sciatic nerve developed significant mechanical and thermal hyperalgesia as tested by the withdrawal responses of the ipsilateral footpad to von Frey hairs and hotplate stimulation...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810608/mechanism-of-microrna-21-regulating-il-6-inflammatory-response-and-cell-autophagy-in-intervertebral-disc-degeneration
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Hao Lin, Wenzhi Zhang, Tao Zhou, Wansu Li, Ziao Chen, Chaochao Ji, Chao Zhang, Fang He
This study investigated the mechanism of microRNA-21 in regulating IL-6 inflammatory response and cell autophagy in intervertebral disc degeneration. A total of 10 patients with lumbar disc herniation accompanied by nerve root pain (observation group) and 10 patients with lumbar burst fractures (control group) were selected. The nucleus pulposus tissues of the lesion were obtained during operation for cell culture. Real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was used to detect the expression of microRNA-21...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806920/specific-ion-channels-contribute-to-key-elements-of-pathology-during-secondary-degeneration-following-neurotrauma
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Ryan L O'Hare Doig, Wissam Chiha, Marcus K Giacci, Nathanael J Yates, Carole A Bartlett, Nicole M Smith, Stuart I Hodgetts, Alan R Harvey, Melinda Fitzgerald
BACKGROUND: Following partial injury to the central nervous system, cells beyond the initial injury site undergo secondary degeneration, exacerbating loss of neurons, compact myelin and function. Changes in Ca(2+) flux are associated with metabolic and structural changes, but it is not yet clear how flux through specific ion channels contributes to the various pathologies. Here, partial optic nerve transection in adult female rats was used to model secondary degeneration. Treatment with combinations of three ion channel inhibitors was used as a tool to investigate which elements of oxidative and structural damage related to long term functional outcomes...
August 14, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803382/cortical-afferent-inhibition-abnormalities-reveal-cholinergic-dysfunction-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-reappraisal
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REVIEW
Raffaele Nardone, Francesco Brigo, Viviana Versace, Yvonne Höller, Frediano Tezzon, Leopold Saltuari, Eugen Trinka, Luca Sebastianelli
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a multisystem neurodegenerative disorder affecting, besides the dopaminergic function, multiple neurotransmission systems, including the cholinergic system. Central cholinergic circuits of human brain can be tested non-invasively by coupling peripheral nerve stimulation with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) of motor cortex; this test is named short latency afferent inhibition (SAI). SAI abnormalities have been reported in PD patients with gait disturbances and many non-motor symptoms, such as visual hallucinations (VHs), REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD), dysphagia, and olfactory impairment...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799562/ophthalmic-features-of-spinocerebellar-ataxia-type-7
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A Campos-Romo, E O Graue-Hernandez, L Pedro-Aguilar, J C Hernandez-Camarena, D Rivera-De la Parra, V Galvez, R Diaz, A Jimenez-Corona, J Fernandez-Ruiz
PurposeTo analyze the relation between ophthalmologic and motor changes in spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 (SCA7).Patients and methodsThis was a case series study. Sixteen SCA7 patients underwent a comprehensive ophthalmic examination, including ocular extrinsic motility testing, color vision test, and optical coherence tomography of the optic nerve and macula. Changes in the corneal endothelium, electroretinographic patterns, and a complete neurologic evaluation using the Scale for the Assessment and Rating of Ataxia (SARA) were evaluated...
August 11, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799222/progression-retinal-ganglion-cell-loss-in-multiple-sclerosis-is-associated-with-new-lesions-in-the-optic-radiations
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Alexander Klistorner, Elizabeth C Graham, Con Yiannikas, Michael Barnett, John Parratt, Ray Garrick, Chenyu Wang, Yuyi You, Stuart L Graham
BACKGROUND: The mechanism of retinal ganglion cell (RGC) and retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) loss in multiple sclerosis (MS) remains unknown. This study aims to investigate the association between temporal RNFL (tRNFL) thinning and disease activity in the brain determined by T2 lesions on MRI. METHODS: 55 consecutive relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) patients and 25 controls were enrolled. All patients underwent annual optical coherence tomography (OCT) and high-resolution MRI scans for tRNFL thickness and brain lesion volume analysis, respectively...
August 10, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797983/rationalisation-of-the-irrational-neuropathological-basis-of-hypothyroidism-olfaction-disorders-paradox-experimental-study
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Nazan Aydin, Leyla Ramazanoglu, Mehmet Resid Onen, Ilhan Yilmaz, Mehmet Dumlu Aydin, Konca Altinkaynak, Muhammet Calik
OBJECTIVE: Hypothyroidism is defined as an underactive thyroid gland and one of the reasons for inadequate stimulation of thyroid is dysfunction of the hormone regulating brain centers. Olfaction disorders have been considered as a problem in hypothyroidism. It has been hypothesised that olfaction disorders reduce olfactory stimulation and diminished olfactory stimulus may trigger hypothyroidism. In this study an examination was made of the thyroid hormone levels, histological features of thyroid glands and vagal nerve network degradation in an experimental animal model of olfactory bulbectomy (OBX)...
August 7, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796031/anti-yo-positive-and-late-onset-paraneoplastic-cerebellar-degeneration-associated-with-ovarian-carcinoma-a-case-report
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Dan Cui, Li Xu, Wen-Yi Li, Wei-Dong Qian
RATIONALE: Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration (PCD) is a rare nonmetastatic neurological complication often associated with ovarian, breast, and other gynecologic cancers. Anti-Yo is one of the antionconeural antibodies found in patients with PCD. It primarily emerges before a malignancy is detected. PATIENT CONCERNS: In this report, we describe an unusual case involving a patient who exhibited anti-Yo-positive PCD 1 year after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792249/induced-neural-stem-cells-as-a-means-of-treatment-in-huntington-s-disease
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Kyung-Ah Choi, Sunghoi Hong
Huntington's disease (HD) is an inherited neurodegenerative disease characterized by chorea, dementia, and depression caused by progressive nerve cell degeneration, which is triggered by expanded CAG repeats in the huntingtin (Htt) gene. Currently, there is no cure for this disease, nor is there an effective medicine available to delay or improve the physical, mental, and behavioral severities caused by it. Areas covered: In this review, the authors describe the use of induced neural stem cells (iNSCs) by direct conversion technology, which offers great advantages as a therapeutic cell type to treat HD...
August 9, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791585/transcription-factors-potential-cell-death-markers-in-parkinson-s-disease
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REVIEW
Ronglin Wang, Shaosong Yang, Tiejian Nie, Gang Zhu, Dayun Feng, Qian Yang
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease with a long preclinical phase. The continuous loss of dopaminergic (DA) neurons is one of the pathogenic hallmarks of PD. Diagnosis largely depends on clinical observation, but motor dysfunctions do not emerge until 70%-80% of the nigrostriatal nerve terminals have been destroyed. Therefore, a biomarker that indicates the degeneration of DA neurons is urgently needed. Transcription factors are sequence-specific DNA-binding proteins that regulate RNA synthesis from a DNA template...
August 8, 2017: Neuroscience Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782874/in-vivo-imaging-reveals-mitophagy-independence-in-the-maintenance-of-axonal-mitochondria-during-normal-aging
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Xu Cao, Haiqiong Wang, Zhao Wang, Qingyao Wang, Shuang Zhang, Yuanping Deng, Yanshan Fang
Mitophagy is thought to be a critical mitochondrial quality control mechanism in neurons and has been extensively studied in neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease. However, little is known about how mitochondria are maintained in the lengthy neuronal axons in the context of physiological aging. Here, we utilized the unique Drosophila wing nerve model and in vivo imaging to rigorously profile changes in axonal mitochondria during aging. We revealed that mitochondria became fragmented and accumulated in aged axons...
August 7, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780615/a-knock-in-knock-out-mouse-model-of-hspb8-associated-distal-hereditary-motor-neuropathy-and-myopathy-reveals-toxic-gain-of-function-of-mutant-hspb8
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Delphine Bouhy, Manisha Juneja, Istvan Katona, Anne Holmgren, Bob Asselbergh, Vicky De Winter, Tino Hochepied, Steven Goossens, Jody J Haigh, Claude Libert, Chantal Ceuterick-de Groote, Joy Irobi, Joachim Weis, Vincent Timmerman
Mutations in the small heat shock protein B8 gene (HSPB8/HSP22) have been associated with distal hereditary motor neuropathy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, and recently distal myopathy. It is so far not clear how mutant HSPB8 induces the neuronal and muscular phenotypes and if a common pathogenesis lies behind these diseases. Growing evidence points towards a role of HSPB8 in chaperone-associated autophagy, which has been shown to be a determinant for the clearance of poly-glutamine aggregates in neurodegenerative diseases but also for the maintenance of skeletal muscle myofibrils...
August 5, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780535/clinical-physiological-and-pathological-characterisation-of-the-sensory-predominant-peripheral-neuropathy-in-copper-deficiency
#18
Sean W Taylor, Ruple S Laughlin, Neeraj Kumar, Brent Goodman, Christopher J Klein, Peter J Dyck, P James B Dyck
INTRODUCTION: Myelopathy is considered the most common neurological complication of copper deficiency. Concurrent peripheral neuropathy has been recognised in association with copper deficiency but has not been well characterised. OBJECTIVES: To characterise the clinical, physiological and pathological features of copper-deficient peripheral neuropathy. METHODS: Patients with simultaneous copper deficiency (<0.78 μg/mL) and peripheral neuropathy seen at the Mayo Clinic from 1985 to 2005 were identified...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776308/susceptibility-to-soman-toxicity-and-efficacy-of-ly293558-against-soman-induced-seizures-and-neuropathology-in-10-month-old-male-rats
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James P Apland, Vassiliki Aroniadou-Anderjaska, Taiza H Figueiredo, Eric M Prager, Cara H Olsen, Maria F M Braga
Acute nerve agent exposure causes prolonged status epilepticus (SE), leading to death or long-term brain damage. We have previously demonstrated that LY293558, an AMPA/GluK1 kainate receptor antagonist, terminates SE induced by the nerve agent soman and protects from long-term brain damage, in immature rats and young-adult rats, even if administered with a relatively long latency from the time of exposure. However, susceptibility to the lethal consequences of SE increases with age, and mortality by SE induced by soman is substantially greater in older animals...
August 3, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771761/metformin-protects-against-experimental-acrylamide-neuropathy-in-rats
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Samah S Oda
Preclinical Research To investigate the potential neuroprotective effects of metformin against experimental acrylamide neuropathy in rats, 24 rats were distributed into four equal groups (6 each). Group 1 was kept as a control. Group 2 (MET) was orally given metformin (200 mg/kg BW/day). Group 3 (ACR) was injected IP with acrylamide (50 mg/kg BW/day). Animals in group 4 (ACR + MET) were administered both MET and ACR at the same dose and route used in groups 2 and 3. Treatments were administered three times a week for three weeks...
August 3, 2017: Drug Development Research
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