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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643167/microbiome-probiotics-and-neurodegenerative-diseases-deciphering-the-gut-brain-axis
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REVIEW
Susan Westfall, Nikita Lomis, Imen Kahouli, Si Yuan Dia, Surya Pratap Singh, Satya Prakash
The gut microbiota is essential to health and has recently become a target for live bacterial cell biotherapies for various chronic diseases including metabolic syndrome, diabetes, obesity and neurodegenerative disease. Probiotic biotherapies are known to create a healthy gut environment by balancing bacterial populations and promoting their favorable metabolic action. The microbiota and its respective metabolites communicate to the host through a series of biochemical and functional links thereby affecting host homeostasis and health...
June 22, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643042/oct-in-alzheimer-s-disease-thinning-of-the-rnfl-and-superior-hemiretina
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João Paulo Cunha, Rita Proença, Arnaldo Dias-Santos, Rita Almeida, Helena Águas, Marta Alves, Ana Luísa Papoila, Carlota Louro, António Castanheira-Dinis
BACKGROUND: Peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (pRNFL) and internal macular layer thinning have been demonstrated in Alzheimer's disease (AD) with optical coherence tomography (OCT) studies. The purpose of this study is to compare the pRNFL thickness and overall retinal thickness (RT) in AD patients with non-AD patients, using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and determine the sectors most characteristically affected in AD. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed to determine the pRNFL and overall macular RT thicknesses in AD and non-AD patients, attending a tertiary hospital center...
June 22, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637397/ursolic-acid-derivatives-for-pharmaceutical-use-a-patent-review-2012-2016
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Hidayat Hussain, Ivan R Green, Iftikhar Ali, Ikhlas A Khan, Zulfiqar Ali, Abdullah M Al-Sadi, Ishtiaq Ahmed
Ursolic acid (UA), belongs to a group of pentacyclic triterpenoids and is known to possess some very interesting biological properties. Protocols have been developed in order to synthesize bioactive UA analogs which have resulted in numerous ursolic acid analogs being synthesized during the period 2012-2016. Ursolic acid and its analogues can be employed to treat various cancers, inflammatory diseases, diabetes, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and AIDS to mention but a few...
June 21, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635419/multimodal-imaging-gd-nanoparticles-functionalized-with-pittsburgh-compound-b-or-a-nanobody-for-amyloid-plaques-targeting
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Jonathan Pansieri, Marie Plissonneau, Nathalie Stransky-Heilkron, Mireille Dumoulin, Laurence Heinrich-Balard, Pascaline Rivory, Jean-François Morfin, Eva Toth, Maria Joao Saraiva, Eric Allémann, Olivier Tillement, Vincent Forge, François Lux, Christel Marquette
AIM: Gadolinium-based nanoparticles were functionalized with either the Pittsburgh compound B or a nanobody (B10AP) in order to create multimodal tools for an early diagnosis of amyloidoses. MATERIALS & METHODS: The ability of the functionalized nanoparticles to target amyloid fibrils made of β-amyloid peptide, amylin or Val30Met-mutated transthyretin formed in vitro or from pathological tissues was investigated by a range of spectroscopic and biophysics techniques including fluorescence microscopy...
June 21, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634451/berberine-ameliorates-diabetes-associated-cognitive-decline-through-modulation-of-aberrant-inflammation-response-and-insulin-signaling-pathway-in-dm-rats
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Qingjie Chen, Ran Mo, Ninghua Wu, Xin Zou, Cai Shi, Jing Gong, Jingbin Li, Ke Fang, Dingkun Wang, Deshen Yang, Kaifu Wang, Juan Chen
Background: Memory-impairment was one of the common characteristics in patients with diabetes mellitus. The release of chronic inflammation mediators and insulin resistance in diabetic brain gave rise to the generation of toxic factor Aβ42 which was the marker of Alzheimer's disease. In addition, the impairment of memory in diabetes mellitus was also correlated predominantly with uptake/metabolism of glucose in medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC). Previously, anti-inflammation and hypoglycemic effects of berberine (BBr) have been described in peripheral tissues...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633346/tetramethylpyrazine-reverses-intracerebroventricular-streptozotocin-induced-memory-deficits-by-inhibiting-gsk-3%C3%AE
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Fen Lu, Xu Li, Wei Li, Ke Wei, Yong Yao, Qianlin Zhang, Xinliang Liang, Jiewen Zhang
Brain dysfunction, especially cognitive impairment, is one of the main complications in Alzheimer's disease (AD), which threatens the health of 46.8 million people worldwide. At present, the pathogenesis of cognitive dysfunction is only partially understood, and effective therapies for memory loss in AD remain elusive. Tetramethylpyrazine (TMP) is one of the major bioactive compounds purified from Chuanxiong, a Chinese herb used for the treatment of neurovascular and cardiovascular diseases. The neuroprotective properties of TMP are evident in some neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson's disease...
June 15, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624654/insulin-signaling-an-opportunistic-target-to-minify-risk-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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REVIEW
Rohit Pardeshi, Nityanand Bolshette, Kundlik Gadhave, Ashutosh Ahire, Sahabuddin Ahmed, Tommaso Cassano, Veer Bala Gupta, Mangala Lahkar
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by accumulation of senile plaques, neurofibrillary tangles (NFT) and neurodegeneration. The diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the risk factors for AD pathogenesis by impairment in insulin signaling and glucose metabolism in central as well as peripheral system. Insulin resistance, impaired glucose and lipid metabolism lead to the Aβ (Aβ) aggregation, Tau phosphorylation, mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress, protein misfolding, memory impairment and also mark over Aβ transport through central to peripheral and vice versa...
May 30, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621397/new-bioactive-heteroleptic-copper-ii-carboxylates-structure-enzymatic-and-dna-binding-studies
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Afifa Mushtaq, Saqib Ali, Muhammad Tahir, Hammad Ismail, Bushra Mirza, Muhammad Saadiq, Muhammad Haleem, Muhammad Iqbal
Two new binuclear O-bridged copper(II) carboxylates with chemical formulas [Cu2(3-ClC6H4CH2COO)4(phen)2] (1) and [Cu2(3-ClC6H4CH2COO)4(bipy)2] (2) where phen = 1,10-phenanthroline and bipy = 2,2'-bipyridine have been synthesized and characterized by FT-IR, UV-Visible spectroscopy, CHN analysis and single crystal XRD. The results revealed distorted square pyramidal geometry around each copper atom of 1 and 2. The DNA interaction studies showed strong binding with Kb = 5.07 × 103 and 4.62 × 103 M-1 for 1 and 2, respectively...
June 2017: Acta Chimica Slovenica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611655/obesity-and-co-morbid-conditions-are-associated-with-specific-neuropsychiatric-symptoms-in-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Ashley H Sanderlin, David Todem, Andrea C Bozoki
Background: Neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPSs) in MCI, and midlife obesity increase the likelihood of developing Alzheimer's disease. It is unknown whether obesity or related health conditions modify the risk of NPS or severity of cognitive impairment in MCI. Methods: One hundred and thirteen subjects with MCI were assessed near the time of MCI diagnosis. The sample was divided by BMI and related disorders, type-2 diabetes (T2D) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) to measure the relationship of these groups with NPS and severity of MCI...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609678/glucocorticoid-mediated-activation-of-gsk3%C3%AE-promotes-tau-phosphorylation-and-impairs-memory-in-type-2-diabetes
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Aditi Dey, Shuai Hao, Marlena Wosiski-Kuhn, Alexis M Stranahan
Type 2 diabetes is increasingly recognized as a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, but the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. Hyperphosphorylation of the microtubule-associated protein tau has been reported in rodent models of diabetes, including db/db mice, which exhibit insulin resistance and chronically elevated glucocorticoids due to leptin receptor insufficiency. In this report, we investigated endocrine mechanisms for hippocampal tau phosphorylation in db/db and wild-type mice. By separately manipulating peripheral and intrahippocampal corticosterone levels, we determined that hippocampal corticosteroid exposure promotes tau phosphorylation and activates glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK3β)...
May 19, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608901/alleviation-of-metabolic-syndrome-by-monascin-and-ankaflavin-the-perspective-of-monascus-functional-foods
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REVIEW
Chih-Hui Lin, Tzu-Hsing Lin, Tzu-Ming Pan
The metabolites of Monascus with multiple benefits are popular subjects for the development of functional foods. The yellow pigments, monascin and ankaflavin, which are the constituent metabolites of M. purpureus, M. pilosus and M. ruber, are becoming the focus of research on Monascus. Monascin and ankaflavin are azaphilone compounds with similar structures that exhibit multiple beneficial effects including anti-inflammation, anti-oxidation, anti-diabetes, immunomodulation, attenuation of Alzheimer's disease risk factor, and anti-tumorigenic effects...
June 13, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608833/potential-of-icariin-metabolites-from-epimedium-koreanum-nakai-as-antidiabetic-therapeutic-agents
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Da Hye Kim, Hyun Ah Jung, Hee Sook Sohn, Jin Woong Kim, Jae Sue Choi
The therapeutic properties of Epimediumkoreanum are presumed to be due to the flavonoid component icariin, which has been reported to have broad pharmacological potential and has demonstrated anti-diabetic, anti-Alzheimer's disease, anti-tumor, and hepatoprotective activities. Considering these therapeutic properties of icariin, its deglycosylated icaritin and glycosylated flavonoids (icaeriside II, epimedin A, epimedin B, and epimedin C) were evaluated for their ability to inhibit protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP1B) and α-glucosidase...
June 13, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589443/metformin-a-future-therapy-for-neurodegenerative-diseases
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REVIEW
Magdalena Markowicz-Piasecka, Joanna Sikora, Aleksandra Szydłowska, Agata Skupień, Elżbieta Mikiciuk-Olasik, Kristiina M Huttunen
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a complex, chronic and progressive metabolic disease, which is characterized by relative insulin deficiency, insulin resistance, and high glucose levels in blood. Esteemed published articles and epidemiological data exhibit an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD) in diabetic pateints. Metformin is the most frequently used oral anti-diabetic drug, which apart from hypoglycaemic activity, improves serum lipid profiles, positively influences the process of haemostasis, and possesses anti-inflammatory properties...
June 6, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588507/neurovascular-unit-dysfunction-and-blood-brain-barrier-hyperpermeability-contribute-to-schizophrenia-neurobiology-a-theoretical-integration-of-clinical-and-experimental-evidence
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REVIEW
Souhel Najjar, Silky Pahlajani, Virginia De Sanctis, Joel N H Stern, Amanda Najjar, Derek Chong
Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder characterized by delusions, hallucinations, negative symptoms, as well as behavioral and cognitive dysfunction. It is a pathoetiologically heterogeneous disorder involving complex interrelated mechanisms that include oxidative stress and neuroinflammation. Neurovascular endothelial dysfunction and blood-brain barrier (BBB) hyperpermeability are established mechanisms in neurological disorders with comorbid psychiatric symptoms such as epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, and Alzheimer's disease...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588474/a-life-long-approach-to-physical-activity-for-brain-health
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Helen Macpherson, Wei-P Teo, Luke A Schneider, Ashleigh E Smith
It is well established that engaging in lifelong Physical activity (PA) can help delay the onset of many chronic lifestyle related and non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type two diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory diseases. Additionally, growing evidence also documents the importance of PA for brain health, with numerous studies indicating regular engagement in physical activities may be protective against cognitive decline and dementia in late life. Indeed, the link between PA and brain health may be different at each stage of life from childhood, mid-life and late life...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583443/effects-of-metformin-exposure-on-neurodegenerative-diseases-in-elderly-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Yi-Chun Kuan, Kuang-Wei Huang, Cheng-Li Lin, Chaur-Jong Hu, Chia-Hung Kao
Epidemiological evidence reveals that patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have an increased risk of neurodegenerative diseases (NDs), including dementia and Parkinson's disease (PD). The effects of metformin exposure on dementia and PD risk in patients with T2DM are unknown. We evaluated the effects of metformin exposure on the risk of dementia and PD in patients with T2DM. We performed a cohort study by using Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database. We recruited 4651 patients in the metformin cohort and a comparable number of nonmetformin controls by using propensity score matching...
June 3, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582864/transactive-dna-binding-protein-43-rather-than-other-misfolded-proteins-in-the-brain-is-associated-with-islet-amyloid-polypeptide-in-pancreas-in-aged-subjects-with-diabetes-mellitus
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Marina Leino, Svetlana N Popova, Irina Alafuzoff
A link between diabetes mellitus (DM) related islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) related amyloid-β (Aβ) has been suggested in epidemiological and clinical studies. In 2017, proof for existing interaction between type 2 DM and AD on a molecular level was provided based on research carried out in experimental animal models. We assessed aging-related neurodegenerative lesions, i.e., misfolded proteins, associated with dementia such as hyperphosphorylated τ (HPτ), Aβ, α-synuclein (αS), and phosphorylated transactive DNA binding protein 43 (pTDP43) seen in the brain and IAPP seen in the pancreas in subjects with and without DM applying immunohistochemical techniques...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582856/lipidomic-profiles-in-diabetes-and%C3%A2-dementia
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Kevin Huynh, Ralph N Martins, Peter J Meikle
Lipids are a diverse class of hydrophobic and amphiphilic molecules which make up the bulk of most biological systems and are essential for human life. The role of lipids in health and disease has been recognized for many decades, as evidenced by the early identification of cholesterol as an important risk factor of heart disease and the development and introduction of statins as a one of the most successful therapeutic interventions to date. While several studies have demonstrated an increased risk of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease (AD), in those with diabetes mellitus, the nature of this risk is not well understood...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582855/diabetes-and-alzheimer-s-disease-can-tea-phytochemicals-play-a-role-in-prevention
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Fernando W M A D Binosha, Geeshani Somaratne, Shehan Williams, Kathryn G Goozee, Harjinder Singh, Ralph N Martins
Dementia and diabetes mellitus are prevalent disorders in the elderly population. While recognized as two distinct diseases, diabetes has more recently recognized as a significant contributor to risk for developing dementia, and some studies make reference to type 3 diabetes, a condition resulting from insulin resistance in the brain. Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, and diabetes, interestingly, share underlying pathological processes, commonality in risk factors, and, importantly, pathways for intervention...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577973/membrane-lipid-therapy-a-historical-perspective-of-membrane-targeted-therapies-from-lipid-bilayer-structure-to-the-pathophysiological-regulation-of-cells
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EDITORIAL
Pablo V Escribá
Our current understanding of membrane lipid composition, structure and functions has led to the investigation of their role in cell signaling, both in healthy and pathological cells. As a consequence, therapies based on the regulation of membrane lipid composition and structure have been recently developed. This novel field, known as Membrane Lipid Therapy, is growing and evolving rapidly, providing treatments that are now in use or that are being studied for their application to oncological disorders, Alzheimer's disease, spinal cord injury, stroke, diabetes, obesity, and neuropathic pain...
June 1, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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