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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228834/anti-collapsing-response-mediating-protein-5-antibody-positive-paraneoplastic-perioptic-neuritis-without-typical-neurological-symptoms
#1
Nozomi Igarashi, Hiromasa Sawamura, Toshikatsu Kaburaki, Makoto Aihara
A 68-year-old male presented with blurred vision in both eyes. Ophthalmoscopy revealed bilateral prominent disc swelling and vitritis. No systematic neurological symptoms were observed. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed bilateral meningeal enhancement of the optic nerve. Small cell carcinoma was found, and antibodies against collapsing response-mediating protein-5 (CRMP-5) were detected in the serum. Ophthalmological manifestations disappeared during a decrease in tumour size with treatment for the malignancy...
February 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117739/affinin-spilanthol-isolated-from-heliopsis-longipes-induces-vasodilation-via-activation-of-gasotransmitters-and-prostacyclin-signaling-pathways
#2
Jesús Eduardo Castro-Ruiz, Alejandra Rojas-Molina, Francisco J Luna-Vázquez, Fausto Rivero-Cruz, Teresa García-Gasca, César Ibarra-Alvarado
Heliopsis longipes roots have been widely used in Mexican traditional medicine to relieve pain, mainly, toothaches. Previous studies have shown that affinin, the major alkamide of these roots, induces potent antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities. However, the effect of H. longipes root extracts and affinin on the cardiovascular system have not been investigated so far. In the present study, we demonstrated that the dichloromethane and ethanolic extracts of H. longipes roots, and affinin, isolated from these roots, produce a concentration-dependent vasodilation of rat aorta...
January 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074593/microtubule-associated-protein-map-1b-novel-paraneoplastic-biomarker-running-head-map-1b-igg-novel-paraneoplastic-biomarker
#3
Avi Gadoth, Thomas J Kryzer, Jim Fryer, Andrew McKeon, Vanda A Lennon, Sean J Pittock
To report the identification of microtubule associated protein (MAP)1B as the antigen of the previously described PCA-2 antibody, its frequency and clinical, oncological and serological associations. Methods Archival serum or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) specimens were available from 96 of 118 consecutive PCA-2-IgG-seropositive patients identified 1993-2016. The autoantigen, defined in mouse brain lysate by western blot and mass spectrometry, was confirmed by dual immunohistochemical staining using commercial antibodies...
January 11, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044206/collapsin-response-mediator-protein-2-high-resolution-crystal-structure-sheds-light-on-small-molecule-binding-post-translational-modifications-and-conformational-flexibility
#4
Matti Myllykoski, Anne Baumann, Kenneth Hensley, Petri Kursula
Collapsin response mediator protein 2 (CRMP-2) is a neuronal protein involved in axonal pathfinding. Intense research is focusing on its role in various neurological diseases. Despite a wealth of studies, not much is known about the molecular mechanisms of CRMP-2 function in vivo. The detailed structure-function relationships of CRMP-2 have also largely remained unknown, in part due to the fact that the available crystal structures lack the C-terminal tail, which is known to be a target for many post-translational modifications and protein interactions...
April 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025028/ifcc-approved-hplc-reference-measurement-procedure-for-the-alcohol-consumption-biomarker-carbohydrate-deficient-transferrin-cdt-its-validation-and-use
#5
François Schellenberg, Jos Wielders, Raymond Anton, Vincenza Bianchi, Jean Deenmamode, Cas Weykamp, John Whitfield, Jan-Olof Jeppsson, Anders Helander
Carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT) is used as a biomarker of sustained high alcohol consumption. The currently available measurement procedures for CDT are based on various analytical techniques (HPLC, capillary electrophoresis, nephelometry), some differing in the definition of the analyte and using different reference intervals and cut-off values. The Working Group on Standardization of CDT (WG-CDT), initiated by the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC), has validated an HPLC candidate reference measurement procedure (cRMP) for CDT (% disialotransferrin to total transferrin based on peak areas), demonstrating that it is suitable as a reference measurement procedure (RMP) for CDT...
February 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019696/crmp4-inhibits-bone-formation-by-negatively-regulating-bmp-and-rhoa-signaling
#6
Basem M Abdallah, Florence Figeac, Kenneth H Larsen, Nicholas Ditzel, Pankaj Keshari, Adiba Isa, Abbas Jafari, Thomas L Andersen, Jean-Marie Delaisse, Yoshio Goshima, Toshio Ohshima, Moustapha Kassem
We identified the neuroprotein collapsing response mediator protein-4 (CRMP4) as a noncanonical osteogenic factor that regulates the differentiation of mouse bone marrow skeletal stem cells (bone marrow stromal stem cells [mBMSCs]) into osteoblastic cells. CRMP4 is the only member of the CRMP1-CRMP5 family to be expressed by mBMSCs and in osteoprogenitors of both adult mouse and human bones. In vitro gain-of-function and loss-of-function of CRMP4 in murine stromal cells revealed its inhibitory effect on osteoblast differentiation...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836492/crmp1-and-crmp4-are-required-for-proper-orientation-of-dendrites-of-cerebral-pyramidal-neurons-in-the-developing-mouse-brain
#7
Ryosuke Takaya, Jun Nagai, Wenfui Piao, Emi Niisato, Takeru Nakabayashi, Yuki Yamazaki, Fumio Nakamura, Naoya Yamashita, Papachan Kolattukudy, Yoshio Goshima, Toshio Ohshima
Neural circuit formation is a critical process in brain development. Axon guidance molecules, their receptors, and intracellular mediators are important to establish neural circuits. Collapsin response mediator proteins (CRMPs) are known intercellular mediators of a number of repulsive guidance molecules. Studies of mutant mice suggest roles of CRMPs in dendrite development. However, molecular mechanisms of CRMP-mediated dendritic development remain to elucidate. In this study, we show abnormal orientation of basal dendrites (extension to deeper side) of layer V pyramidal neurons in the cerebral cortex of CRMP4-/- mice...
January 15, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787857/micro-cali-to-study-localized-roles-of-the-semaphorin-signaling-component-crmp-in-axon-growth
#8
Yoshio Goshima, Kohtaro Takei
Elucidating the local function of proteins is essential for understanding not only the individual proteins but also the organization of the cell or even tissue as a whole. However, until now, few attempts have been made to understand local proteins function in cells because of a lack of acute inactivation technique of local proteins with high versatility. Here we describe the application of the chromophore-assisted light inactivation (CALI) method to elucidate the role of the semaphorin signaling component CRMP located within the growth cone area in axon growth and growth cone turning...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759576/paraneoplastic-optic-neuropathy-associated-with-purkinje-cell-antibody-2-in-a-patient-with-small-cell-lung-cancer
#9
Jonathan A Micieli, Edward A Margolin
Paraneoplastic optic neuropathy (PON) is a rare cause of vision loss usually associated with small cell lung cancer. Patients with this condition usually test positive for anti-collapsin response mediating protein-5 (CRMP-5). We describe a case of a 57-year-old woman with bilateral vision loss with the characteristic features of CRMP-5 PON including bilateral optic disc edema and vitreous cells. However, she was negative for anti-CRMP-5 including a negative Western blot on two occasions, but positive for Purkinje Cell Antibody (PCA)-2...
March 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754100/os-21-05-pivotal-role-of-heme-oxygenase-in-amelioration-by-nicotinamide-of-fetal-growth-restriction-associated-with-preeclampsia
#10
Hironobu Nakada, Tomofumi Fushima, Akiyo Sekimoto, Yuji Oe, Emiko Sato, Sadayoshi Ito, Hiroshi Sato, Nobuyuki Takahashi
OBJECTIVE: Preeclampsia (PE) is pregnancy-induced hypertension with proteinuria. It causes maternal death or fetal growth restriction (FGR). Although high BP can be managed with antihypertensive drugs, there is no effective treatment of FGR associated with PE. We have clarified that nicotinamide (Nam) alleviates PE-like condition and FGR induced by soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1) in mice. But the mechanism of how Nam works is unclear. Because Nam induces cytoprotective heme oxygenase 1 (HO-1), our aim is to clarify whether HO-1 contributes to therapeutic effect of Nam against FGR associated with PE...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744701/evaluation-of-an-isotope-dilution-hplc-tandem-mass-spectrometry-candidate-reference-measurement-procedure-for-total-17-%C3%AE-estradiol-in-human-serum
#11
Julianne Cook Botelho, Ashley Ribera, Hans C Cooper, Hubert W Vesper
The inaccuracy of 17-β estradiol (E2) measurements affects its use as a biomarker in patient care and research. Clinical and research communities called for accurate and standardized E2 measurements. Reference Measurement Procedures (RMPs), part of the CDC Hormone Standardization Program (HoSt), are essential in addressing this need and ensuring that methods are accurate and comparable across testing systems, laboratories, and over time. A candidate RMP (cRMP) was developed for the measurement of total E2 in serum using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) without derivatization...
November 15, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698685/targeting-crmp-4-by-lentivirus-mediated-rna-interference-inhibits-sw480-cell-proliferation-and-colorectal-cancer-growth
#12
Si-Le Chen, Shi-Rong Cai, Xin-Hua Zhang, Wen-Feng Li, Er-Tao Zhai, Jian-Jun Peng, Hui Wu, Chuang-Qi Chen, Jin-Ping Ma, Zhao Wang, Yu-Long He
The aim of the present study was to investigate the expression level of collapsin response mediator protein 4 (CRMP-4) in human colorectal cancer (CRC) tissue and to evauluate its impact on SW480 cell proliferation, in addition to tumor growth in a mouse xenograft model. Clinical CRC tissue samples were collected to detect the CRMP-4 protein expression levels using western blot and immunohistochemistry analyses. A specific small interfering RNA sequence targeting the CRMP-4 gene (DPYSL3) was constructed and transfected into an SW480 cell line using a lentivirus vector to obtain a stable cell line with low expression of CRMP-4...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643025/os-21-05-pivotal-role-of-heme-oxygenase-in-amelioration-by-nicotinamide-of-fetal-growth-restriction-associated-with-preeclampsia
#13
Hironobu Nakada, Tomofumi Fushima, Akiyo Sekimoto, Yuji Oe, Emiko Sato, Sadayoshi Ito, Hiroshi Sato, Nobuyuki Takahashi
OBJECTIVE: Preeclampsia (PE) is pregnancy-induced hypertension with proteinuria. It causes maternal death or fetal growth restriction (FGR). Although high BP can be managed with antihypertensive drugs, there is no effective treatment of FGR associated with PE. We have clarified that nicotinamide (Nam) alleviates PE-like condition and FGR induced by soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1) in mice. But the mechanism of how Nam works is unclear. Because Nam induces cytoprotective heme oxygenase 1 (HO-1), our aim is to clarify whether HO-1 contributes to therapeutic effect of Nam against FGR associated with PE...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27571910/double-trouble-para-neoplastic-anti-pca-2-and-crmp-5-mediated-small-fibre-neuropathy-followed-by-chorea-associated-with-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-evolving-radiological-features
#14
Waqar Waheed, James Boyd, Farrah Khan, Sharon L Mount, Neil M Borden, Rup Tandan
Patients with Purkinje cell cytoplasmic autoantibody type 2 (PCA-2) and collapsin response-mediator protein-5 (CRMP-5) autoantibody can present with multifocal elements of encephalomyeloneuropathy. Except for an anecdotal report, case descriptions of paraneoplastic small fibre neuropathy are lacking. We report paraneoplastic small fibre neuropathy followed by chorea associated with small cell lung cancer. A man aged 57 years with a 35 pack-year smoking history presented with painless subacute paresthesia and weight fluctuation...
August 29, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27440512/serum-cortisol-an-up-to-date-assessment-of-routine-assay-performance
#15
James M Hawley, Laura J Owen, Stephen J Lockhart, Phillip J Monaghan, Annie Armston, Carrie A Chadwick, Heather Wilshaw, Maisa Freire, Leslie Perry, Brian G Keevil
BACKGROUND: Accurate serum cortisol quantification is required for the correct diagnosis and management of adrenal pathologies. Presently, most laboratories use immunoassay to measure serum cortisol with proficiency schemes demonstrating a wide dispersion of results. Here, we investigate the effects of sex, matrix, and antibody specificity on serum cortisol quantification in 6 routine assays. METHODS: Surplus serum was obtained before disposal and the following cohorts were created: males, nonpregnant females, pregnant patients, and patients prescribed either metyrapone or prednisolone...
September 2016: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27339813/crmp4-regulates-dendritic-growth-and-maturation-via-the-interaction-with-actin-cytoskeleton-in-cultured-hippocampal-neurons
#16
Caihui Cha, Jifeng Zhang, Zhisheng Ji, Minghui Tan, Sumei Li, Fengming Wu, Keen Chen, Sitang Gong, Guoqing Guo, Hongsheng Lin
CRMP family proteins (CRMPs) are critical for neurite outgrowth and maturation in the developing nervous system. However, the distinct roles of CRMP isoforms remain to be elucidated, especially in dendritic development. Here, we show that CRMP4 is sufficient and necessary for dendritic growth and maturation in cultured hippocampal neurons. Overexpression of CRMP4 promotes and genetic knockdown of CRMP4 inhibits the amount of dendritic tips, total dendritic length, spine density, and the frequency but not amplitude of miniature excitatory synaptic current...
June 2016: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27221205/standardisation-and-use-of-the-alcohol-biomarker-carbohydrate-deficient-transferrin-cdt
#17
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Anders Helander, Jos Wielders, Raymond Anton, Torsten Arndt, Vincenza Bianchi, Jean Deenmamode, Jan-Olof Jeppsson, John B Whitfield, Cas Weykamp, François Schellenberg
Carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT) is a glycoform profile of serum transferrin that increases in response to sustained high alcohol intake and over the last decades has become an important alcohol biomarker with clinical and forensic applications. However, the wide range of CDT measurement procedures has resulted in lack of uniform results and reference limits, and hampered comparison of results. In 2005, the IFCC therefore founded a special working group (WG) aiming for standardisation of CDT measurement...
August 1, 2016: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27122395/snp-miniplexes-for-individual-identification-of-random-bred-domestic-cats
#18
Ashley Brooks, Erica K Creighton, Barbara Gandolfi, Razib Khan, Robert A Grahn, Leslie A Lyons
Phenotypic and genotypic characteristics of the cat can be obtained from single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) analyses of fur. This study developed miniplexes using SNPs with high discriminating power for random-bred domestic cats, focusing on individual and phenotypic identification. Seventy-eight SNPs were investigated using a multiplex PCR followed by a fluorescently labeled single base extension (SBE) technique (SNaPshot(®) ). The SNP miniplexes were evaluated for reliability, reproducibility, sensitivity, species specificity, detection limitations, and assignment accuracy...
May 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27015090/regulation-of-gap-junction-dynamics-by-unc-44-ankyrin-and-unc-33-crmp-through-vab-8-in-c-elegans-neurons
#19
Lingfeng Meng, Chia-hui Chen, Dong Yan
Gap junctions are present in both vertebrates and invertebrates from nematodes to mammals. Although the importance of gap junctions has been documented in many biological processes, the molecular mechanisms underlying gap junction dynamics remain unclear. Here, using the C. elegans PLM neurons as a model, we show that UNC-44/ankyrin acts upstream of UNC-33/CRMP in regulation of a potential kinesin VAB-8 to control gap junction dynamics, and loss-of-function in the UNC-44/UNC-33/VAB-8 pathway suppresses the turnover of gap junction channels...
March 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26952865/mtorc1-dependent-translation-of-collapsin-response-mediator-protein-2-drives-neuroadaptations-underlying-excessive-alcohol-drinking-behaviors
#20
F Liu, S Laguesse, R Legastelois, N Morisot, S Ben Hamida, D Ron
Mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) has an essential role in dendritic mRNA translation and participates in mechanisms underlying alcohol-drinking and reconsolidation of alcohol-related memories. Here, we report that excessive alcohol consumption increases the translation of downstream targets of mTORC1, including collapsin response mediator protein-2 (CRMP-2), in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) of rodents. We show that alcohol-mediated induction of CRMP-2 translation is mTORC1-dependent, leading to increased CRMP-2 protein levels...
January 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
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