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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315462/implications-of-cerebrovascular-atp-binding-cassette-transporter-g1-abcg1-and-apolipoprotein-m-in-cholesterol-transport-at-the-blood-brain-barrier
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Alexandra Carmen Kober, Anil Paul Chirackal Manavalan, Carmen Tam-Amersdorfer, Andreas Holmér, Ahmed Saeed, Elham Fanaee-Danesh, Martina Zandl, Nicole Maria Albrecher, Ingemar Björkhem, Gerhard M Kostner, Björn Dahlbäck, Ute Panzenboeck
Impaired cholesterol/lipoprotein metabolism is linked to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease (AD). Cerebral cholesterol homeostasis is maintained by the highly efficient blood-brain barrier (BBB) and flux of the oxysterols 24(S)-hydroxycholesterol and 27-hydroxycholesterol, potent liver-X-receptor (LXR) activators. HDL and their apolipoproteins are crucial for cerebral lipid transfer, and loss of ATP binding cassette transporters (ABC)G1 and G4 results in toxic accumulation of oxysterols in the brain...
March 14, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304309/mouse-models-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Gisela Esquerda-Canals, Laia Montoliu-Gaya, Jofre Güell-Bosch, Sandra Villegas
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that nowadays affects more than 40 million people worldwide and it is predicted to exponentially increase in the coming decades. Because no curative treatment exists, research on the pathophysiology of the disease, as well as the testing of new drugs, are mandatory. For these purposes, animal models constitute a valuable, although perfectible tool. This review takes a tour through several aspects of mouse models of AD, such as the generation of transgenic models, the relevance of the promoter driving the expression of the transgenes, and the concrete transgenes used to simulate AD pathophysiology...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298292/cellular-cholesterol-homeostasis-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Ta Yuan Chang, Yoshio Yamauchi, Mazahir Hasan, Catherine Cy Chang
Alzheimer's disease [AD] is the most common form of dementia in older adults. Currently, there is no cure for AD. The hallmark of AD is the accumulation of extracellular amyloid plaques composed of amyloid beta peptides [Abeta; especially Abeta1-42], and neurofibrillary tangles, composed of hyper-phosphorylated tau, accompanied with chronic neuroinflammation. Abeta are derived from the amyloid precursor protein APP. The oligomeric form of Abeta is probably the most neurotoxic species; its accumulation eventually forms the insoluble and aggregated amyloid plaques...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292942/the-apoe-receptors-vldlr-and-apoer2-in-central-nervous-system-function-and-disease
#4
Courtney Lane-Donovan, Joachim Herz
The low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) family has long been studied for its role in cholesterol transport and metabolism; however, the identification of apolipoprotein E4 (ApoE4), an LDLR ligand, as a genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimers disease (AD) has focused attention on the role this receptor family plays in the central nervous system (CNS). Surprisingly, it was discovered that two LDLR family members, Apolipoprotein E receptor 2 (Apoer2) and very-low-density lipoprotein receptor (Vldlr), play key roles in brain development and adult synaptic plasticity, primarily by mediating Reelin signaling...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290249/in-vitro-and-in-silico-studies-of-mangiferin-from-aphloia-theiformis-on-key-enzymes-linked-to-diabetes-type-2-and-associated-complications
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Mohamad F Mahomoodally, Simone Carradori, Azzurra Stefanucci, Adriano Mollica, Gokhan Zengin, Marie C N Picot
BACKGROUND: Mangiferin, was identified in the crude methanol extract, ethyl acetate, and n-butanol fractions of Aphloia theiformis (Vahl.) Benn. OBJECTIVE: To study the plausible binding modes of mangiferin to key enzymes linked to diabetes type 2 (DT2), obesity, hypertension, Alzheimer's disease, and urolithiasis using molecular docking. METHOD: Crystallographic structures of α-amylase, α-glucosidase, glycogen phosphorylase (GP), pancreatic lipase, cholesterol esterase (CEase), angiotensin-I-converting enzyme (ACE), acetyl cholinesterase (AChE), and urease available on the Protein Databank database were docked to mangiferin using Gold 6...
March 7, 2017: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275046/self-reported-sleep-disturbance-and-incidence-of-dementia-in-ageing-men
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Maria K Luojus, Soili M Lehto, Tommi Tolmunen, Anna-Katharine Brem, Eija Lönnroos, Jussi Kauhanen
BACKGROUND: Sleep disturbance is suggested to contribute to the development of dementia. However, prospective longitudinal data from middle-aged populations are scarce. METHODS: We investigated a population-based sample of 2386 men aged 42-62 years at baseline during 1984-1989. Participants having a history of mental illnesses, psychiatric medication, Parkinson's disease or dementia within 2 years after baseline (n=296) were excluded. Difficulty falling asleep or maintaining sleep, sleep duration and daytime tiredness were enquired...
April 2017: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274859/longitudinal-lipid-profile-variations-and-clinical-change-in-alzheimer-s-disease-dementia
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Fabricio Ferreira de Oliveira, Elizabeth Suchi Chen, Marilia Cardoso Smith, Paulo Henrique Ferreira Bertolucci
Hypercholesterolemia and statin use have been unevenly associated with clinical change in Alzheimer's disease dementia. In this longitudinal study, 192 consecutive outpatients with late-onset Alzheimer's disease dementia were stratified according to APOE haplotypes, and followed for one year to investigate associations of lipid profile variations and lipophilic statin therapy with changes in cognition, caregiver burden, basic and instrumental functionality. Overall, 102 patients (53.1%) carried APOE4+ haplotypes and 90 (46...
March 6, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255864/hyperinsulinemia-and-elevated-systolic-blood-pressure-independently-predict-white-matter-hyperintensities-with-associated-cognitive-decrement-in-the-middle-aged-offspring-of-dementia-patients
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Keith A Hawkins, Nazli Emadi, Godfrey D Pearlson, Anderson M Winkler, Beth Taylor, Latha Dulipsingh, Diana King, Brian Pittman, Karen Blank
Cerebrovascular disease is an independent risk factor for dementia that may also be synergistic with Alzheimer's disease. In recent years attention has switched from cerebral infarcts to microvascular disease as the primary cause of cerebrovascular cognitive decline, with damage to the white matter the primary mechanism. Uncertainties remain regarding the risks posed by different types vascular threat, the extent to which cerebrovascular damage occurs in middle age, and whether relatively "normal" amounts of white matter damage are accompanied by meaningful degrees of cognitive decline...
March 3, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255164/cholesterol-impairment-contributes-to-neuroserpin-aggregation
#9
Costanza Giampietro, Maria Chiara Lionetti, Giulio Costantini, Federico Mutti, Stefano Zapperi, Caterina A M La Porta
Intraneural accumulation of misfolded proteins is a common feature of several neurodegenerative pathologies including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, and Familial Encephalopathy with Neuroserpin Inclusion Bodies (FENIB). FENIB is a rare disease due to a point mutation in neuroserpin which accelerates protein aggregation in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Here we show that cholesterol depletion induced either by prolonged exposure to statins or by inhibiting the sterol reg-ulatory binding-element protein (SREBP) pathway also enhances aggregation of neuroserpin proteins...
March 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246299/on-the-pathogenesis-of-alzheimer-s-disease-the-mam-hypothesis
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Estela Area-Gomez, Eric A Schon
The pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is currently unclear and is the subject of much debate. The most widely accepted hypothesis designed to explain AD pathogenesis is the amyloid cascade, which invokes the accumulation of extracellular plaques and intracellular tangles as playing a fundamental role in the course and progression of the disease. However, besides plaques and tangles, other biochemical and morphological features are also present in AD, often manifesting early in the course of the disease before the accumulation of plaques and tangles...
March 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212683/evidence-for-benefit-of-statins-to-modify-cognitive-decline-and-risk-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Nophar Geifman, Roberta Diaz Brinton, Richard E Kennedy, Lon S Schneider, Atul J Butte
BACKGROUND: Despite substantial research and development investment in Alzheimer's disease (AD), effective therapeutics remain elusive. Significant emerging evidence has linked cholesterol, β-amyloid and AD, and several studies have shown a reduced risk for AD and dementia in populations treated with statins. However, while some clinical trials evaluating statins in general AD populations have been conducted, these resulted in no significant therapeutic benefit. By focusing on subgroups of the AD population, it may be possible to detect endotypes responsive to statin therapy...
February 17, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206976/lipid-and-alzheimer-s-disease-genes-associated-with-healthy-aging-and-longevity-in-healthy-oldest-old
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Lauren C Tindale, Stephen Leach, John J Spinelli, Angela R Brooks-Wilson
Several studies have found that long-lived individuals do not appear to carry lower numbers of common disease-associated variants than ordinary people; it has been hypothesized that they may instead carry protective variants. An intriguing type of protective variant is buffering variants that protect against variants that have deleterious effects. We genotyped 18 variants in 15 genes related to longevity or healthy aging that had been previously reported as having a gene-gene interaction or buffering effect...
February 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205173/measurement-of-mitochondrial-cholesterol-import-using-a-mitochondria-targeted-cyp11a1-fusion-construct
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Barry E Kennedy, Mark Charman, Barbara Karten
All animal membranes require cholesterol as an essential regulator of biophysical properties and function, but the levels of cholesterol vary widely among different subcellular compartments. Mitochondria, and in particular the inner mitochondrial membrane, have the lowest levels of cholesterol in the cell. Nevertheless, mitochondria need cholesterol for membrane maintenance and biogenesis, as well as oxysterol, steroid, and hepatic bile acid production. Alterations in mitochondrial cholesterol have been associated with a range of pathological conditions, including cancer, hepatosteatosis, cardiac ischemia, Alzheimer's, and Niemann-Pick Type C Disease...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205163/hybrid-in-silico-in-vitro-approaches-for-the-identification-of-functional-cholesterol-binding-domains-in-membrane-proteins
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Coralie Di Scala, Jacques Fantini
In eukaryotic cells, cholesterol is an important regulator of a broad range of membrane proteins, including receptors, transporters, and ion channels. Understanding how cholesterol interacts with membrane proteins is a difficult task because structural data of these proteins complexed with cholesterol are scarce. Here, we describe a dual approach based on in silico studies of protein-cholesterol interactions, combined with physico-chemical measurements of protein insertion into cholesterol-containing monolayers...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188218/focal-solute-trapping-and-global-glymphatic-pathway-impairment-in-a-murine-model-of-multiple-microinfarcts
#15
Minghuan Wang, Fengfei Ding, SaiYue Deng, Xuequn Guo, Wei Wang, Jeffrey J Iliff, Maiken Nedergaard
Microinfarcts occur commonly in the aging brain as a consequence of diffuse embolic events and are associated with the development of vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease. However, the manner in which disperse microscopic lesions reduce global cognitive function and increase the risk for Alzheimer's disease is unclear. The glymphatic system, which is a brain-wide perivascular network that supports the recirculation of CSF through the brain parenchyma, facilitates the clearance of interstitial solutes including amyloid β and tau...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170429/cholesterol-contributes-to-dopamine-neuronal-loss-in-mptp-mouse-model-of-parkinson-s-disease-involvement-of-mitochondrial-dysfunctions-and-oxidative-stress
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Rajib Paul, Amarendranath Choudhury, Sanjeev Kumar, Anirudha Giri, Rajat Sandhir, Anupom Borah
Hypercholesterolemia is a known contributor to the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease while its role in the occurrence of Parkinson's disease (PD) is only conjecture and far from conclusive. Altered antioxidant homeostasis and mitochondrial functions are the key mechanisms in loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra (SN) region of the midbrain in PD. Hypercholesterolemia is reported to cause oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunctions in the cortex and hippocampus regions of the brain in rodents...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164772/clinical-and-environmental-correlates-of-serum-bdnf-a-descriptive-study-with-plausible-implications-for-ad-research
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Galit Weinstein, Sarah R Preis, Alexa S Beiser, Bernhard Kaess, Tai C Chen, Claudia Satizabal, Faisal Rahman, Emelia J Benjamin, Vasan S Ramachandran, Sudha Seshadri
BACKGROUND: Brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) may play a central role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) through neurotrophic effects on basal cholinergic neurons. Reduced serum levels of BDND are observed among AD patients and may predict AD risk. Nevertheless, knowledge about factors associated with its levels in blood is lacking. OBJECTIVE: To identify clinical and demographic correlated of serum BDNF levels . METHODS: BDNF was measured from serum collected between 1992-1996 and 1998-2001 in participants from the Original and Offspring cohorts of the Framingham Study, respectively...
February 2, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153452/adenosine-receptors-modulators-of-lipid-availability-that-are-controlled-by-lipid-levels
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REVIEW
Andrea Leiva, Enrique Guzmán-Gutiérrez, Susana Contreras-Duarte, Bárbara Fuenzalida, Claudette Cantin, Lorena Carvajal, Rocío Salsoso, Jaime Gutiérrez, Fabián Pardo, Luis Sobrevia
Adenosine as well as agonists and antagonists for the four adenosine receptor subtypes (A1R, A2AR, A2BR and A3R) play a role in several key physiological and pathophysiological processes, including the regulation of vascular tone, thrombosis, immune response, inflammation, and angiogenesis. This review focuses on the adenosine-mediated regulation of lipid availability in the cell and in the systemic circulation as well in humans and animal models. Therefore, adenosine, mainly by acting on A1R, inhibits lipolysis activity, leading to reduction of the circulating fatty acid levels...
January 30, 2017: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151011/cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-glucose-tolerance-in-midlife-and-risk-of-cognitive-disorders-in-old-age-up-to-a-49-year-follow-up-of-the-helsinki-businessmen-study
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Kirsi Rantanen, Arto Y Strandberg, Veikko V Salomaa, Kaisu H Pitkälä, Reijo S Tilvis, Pentti J Tienari, Timo E Strandberg
PURPOSE: To compare midlife predictors of old age dementia with or without concomitant atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). DESIGN: In the Helsinki Businessmen Study (men born in 1919-1934, n = 3309) death certificates (n = 1885) during up to 49-year follow-up (through December 31, 2013) were screened for dementia (n = 365) and ASCVD, and categorized as 1) AD without ASCVD ("pure" AD, n = 93), 2) AD+ASCVD (n = 126), 3) Vascular dementia (VD, n = 82), 4) Other or undefined etiology (n = 64)...
February 2, 2017: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130408/hormone-deprivation-alters-mitochondrial-function-and-lipid-profile-in-the-hippocampus
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Sandra Zárate, Mariana Astiz, Natalia Magnani, Mercedes Imsen, Florencia Merino, Silvia Álvarez, Analía Reinés, Adriana Seilicovich
Mitochondrial dysfunction is a common hallmark in aging. In the female, reproductive senescence is characterized by loss of ovarian hormones, many of whose neuroprotective effects converge upon mitochondria. The functional integrity of mitochondria is dependent on membrane fatty acid and phospholipid composition, which are also affected during aging. The effect of long-term ovarian hormone deprivation upon mitochondrial function and its putative association with changes in mitochondrial membrane lipid profile in the hippocampus, an area primarily affected during aging and highly responsive to ovarian hormones, is unknown...
April 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
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