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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919537/neuroprotective-effect-of-curcumin-i-in-copper-induced-dopaminergic-neurotoxicity-in-rats-a-possible-link-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Abdellatif Abbaoui, Hicham Chatoui, Omar El Hiba, Halima Gamrani
Numerous findings indicate an involvement of heavy metals in the neuropathology of several neurodegenerative disorders, especially Parkinson's disease (PD). Previous studies have demonstrated that Copper (Cu) exhibits a potent neurotoxic effect on dopaminergic neurons and triggers profound neurobehavioral alterations. Curcumin is a major component of Curcuma longa rhizomes and a powerful medicinal plant that exerts many pharmacological effects. However, the neuroprotective action of curcumin on Cu-induced dopaminergic neurotoxicity is yet to be investigated...
September 14, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918840/neuroprotective-effects-of-eexenatide-in-a-rotenone-induced-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Dürdane Aksoy, Volkan Solmaz, Türker Çavuşoğlu, Ayfer Meral, Utku Ateş, Oytun Erbaş
BACKROUND: Several studies suggest an association between Parkinson's disease (PD) and type 2 diabetes mellitus; these 2 diseases are both known to affect the common molecular pathways. As a synthetic agonist for the glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor, exenatide has been evaluated as a neuroprotective agent in multiple animal models. Rotenone models of PD have great potential for the investigation of PD pathology and motor and nonmotor symptoms, as well as the role of gene-environment interactions in PD causation and pathogenesis...
September 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913005/chaperone-based-therapies-for-disease-modification-in-parkinson-s-disease
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REVIEW
Erik L Friesen, Mitch L De Snoo, Luckshi Rajendran, Lorraine V Kalia, Suneil K Kalia
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder and is characterized by the presence of pathological intracellular aggregates primarily composed of misfolded α-synuclein. This pathology implicates the molecular machinery responsible for maintaining protein homeostasis (proteostasis), including molecular chaperones, in the pathobiology of the disease. There is mounting evidence from preclinical and clinical studies that various molecular chaperones are downregulated, sequestered, depleted, or dysfunctional in PD...
2017: Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905328/lessons-learned-from-protein-aggregation-toward-technological-and-biomedical-applications
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César L Avila, Silvina Chaves, Sergio B Socias, Esteban Vera-Pingitore, Florencia González-Lizárraga, Cecilia Vera, Diego Ploper, Rosana Chehín
The close relationship between protein aggregation and neurodegenerative diseases has been the driving force behind the renewed interest in a field where biophysics, neurobiology and nanotechnology converge in the study of the aggregate state. On one hand, knowledge of the molecular principles that govern the processes of protein aggregation has a direct impact on the design of new drugs for high-incidence pathologies that currently can only be treated palliatively. On the other hand, exploiting the benefits of protein aggregation in the design of new nanomaterials could have a strong impact on biotechnology...
September 13, 2017: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904554/plants-derived-neuroprotective-agents-cutting-the-cycle-of-cell-death-through-multiple-mechanisms
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Taiwo Olayemi Elufioye, Tomayo Ireti Berida, Solomon Habtemariam
Neuroprotection is the preservation of the structure and function of neurons from insults arising from cellular injuries induced by a variety of agents or neurodegenerative diseases (NDs). The various NDs including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's diseases as well as amyotropic lateral sclerosis affect millions of people around the world with the main risk factor being advancing age. Each of these diseases affects specific neurons and/or regions in the brain and involves characteristic pathological and molecular features...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904388/protective-efficacy-of-phosphodiesterase-1-inhibition-against-alpha-synuclein-toxicity-revealed-by-compound-screening-in-luhmes-cells
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Matthias Höllerhage, Claudia Moebius, Johannes Melms, Wei-Hua Chiu, Joachim N Goebel, Tasnim Chakroun, Thomas Koeglsperger, Wolfgang H Oertel, Thomas W Rösler, Marc Bickle, Günter U Höglinger
α-synuclein-induced neurotoxicity is a core pathogenic event in neurodegenerative synucleinopathies such as Parkinson's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, or multiple system atrophy. There is currently no disease-modifying therapy available for these diseases. We screened 1,600 FDA-approved drugs for their efficacy to protect LUHMES cells from degeneration induced by wild-type α-synuclein and identified dipyridamole, a non-selective phosphodiesterase inhibitor, as top hit. Systematic analysis of other phosphodiesterase inhibitors identified a specific phosphodiesterase 1 inhibitor as most potent to rescue from α-synuclein toxicity...
September 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903492/editor-s-highlight-nlrp3-is-required-for-inflammatory-changes-and-nigral-cell-loss-resulting-from-chronic-intragastric-rotenone-exposure-in-mice
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Eileen M Martinez, Alison L Young, Yash R Patankar, Brent L Berwin, Li Wang, Katharine M von Herrmann, Jaclyn M Weier, Matthew C Havrda
Complex interactions between genetic and environmental factors are widely believed to underlie the incidence and progression of Parkinson's disease (PD). Rotenone is a naturally occurring metabolic toxin employed as an insecticide and piscicide identified as a risk factor for the development of PD in agricultural workers. The Nlrp3 inflammasome is an intracellular mediator that can initiate an inflammatory cascade in response to cellular stress. Reports by others indicating that NLRP3 expression was detectable in tissues obtained from Alzheimer's disease patients and that the PD-associated protein α-synuclein could activate inflammasomes in cultured glial cells, prompted us to test the prediction that Nlrp3 was required for the development of Parkinson's-like changes resulting from rotenone exposure in mice...
September 1, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902670/neuroprotective-effects-of-coenzyme-q10-on-paraquat-induced-parkinson-s-disease-in-experimental-animals
#8
Hanan Naeim Attia, Yousreya Aly Maklad
Parkinson's disease (PD) affects ∼1-2% of the elderly population. Development of a neuroprotective therapy that may be initiated early in the course of the disease to retard/prevent disease progression is highly desirable. This study aimed to investigate prophylactic treatment with coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) before paraquat (PQ) exposure, a herbicide known to increase the risk for PD, to attain neuroprotection. In addition, therapeutic intervention with CoQ10 in mice already exposed to PQ (24 h) might halt ongoing neurodegeneration and behavioural deterioration...
September 11, 2017: Behavioural Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900002/modeling-parkinson-s-disease-pathology-by-combination-of-fibril-seeds-and-%C3%AE-synuclein-overexpression-in-the-rat-brain
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Poonam Thakur, Ludivine S Breger, Martin Lundblad, Oi Wan Wan, Bengt Mattsson, Kelvin C Luk, Virginia M Y Lee, John Q Trojanowski, Anders Björklund
Although a causative role of α-synuclein (α-syn) is well established in Parkinson's disease pathogenesis, available animal models of synucleinopathy do not replicate the full range of cellular and behavioral changes characteristic of the human disease. This study was designed to generate a more faithful model of Parkinson's disease by injecting human α-syn fibril seeds into the rat substantia nigra (SN), in combination with adenoassociated virus (AAV)-mediated overexpression of human α-syn, at levels that, by themselves, are unable to induce acute dopamine (DA) neurodegeneration...
September 12, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899330/rem-sleep-behaviour-disorder-not-just-a-bad-dream
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REVIEW
Elie Matar, Simon Jg Lewis
Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behaviour disorder (RBD) is a parasomnia characterised by the loss of the normal atonia during the REM stage of sleep, resulting in overt motor behaviours that usually represent the enactment of dreams. Patients will seek medical attention due to sleep-related injuries or unpleasant dream content. Idiopathic RBD which occurs independently of any other disease occurs in up to 2% of the older population. Meanwhile, secondary RBD is very common in association with certain neurodegenerative conditions...
September 18, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895043/effects-of-long-term-caffeine-consumption-on-the-adenosine-a1-receptor-in-the-rat-brain-an-in-vivo-pet-study-with-18-f-cpfpx
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Danje Nabbi-Schroeter, David Elmenhorst, Angela Oskamp, Stefanie Laskowski, Andreas Bauer, Tina Kroll
PURPOSE: Caffeine, a nonselective antagonist of adenosine receptors, is the most popular psychostimulant worldwide. Recently, a protective role of moderate chronic caffeine consumption against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease has been discussed. Thus, aim of the present study was an in vivo investigation of effects of long-term caffeine consumption on the adenosine A1 receptor (A1AR) in the rat brain. PROCEDURES: Sixteen adult, male rats underwent five positron emission tomography (PET) scans with the highly selective A1AR radioligand [(18)F]CPFPX in order to determine A1AR availability...
September 11, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894046/the-role-of-trophic-factors-and-inflammatory-processes-in-physical-activity-induced-neuroprotection-in-parkinson-s-disease
#12
Ewelina Pałasz, Agnieszka Bąk, Anna Gąsiorowska, Grażyna Niewiadomska
Glial cells and neurotrophins play an important role in maintaining homeostasis of the CNS. Disturbances of their function can lead to a number of nervous system diseases, including Parkinson's disease (PD). Current clinical studies provide evidence that moderate physical activity adapted to the health status of PD patients can support pharmacological treatment, slow down the onset of motor impairments, and extend the patients period of independence. Physical activity, by stimulating the production and release of endogenous trophic factors, prevents the neurodegeneration of dopaminergic neurons via inhibition of inflammatory processes and the reduction of oxidative stress...
January 4, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881616/repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-for-treatment-of-lactacystin-induced-parkinsonian-rat-model
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Maowen Ba, Guozhao Ma, Chao Ren, Xuwen Sun, Min Kong
The dysfunction of ubiquitin-proteasome system is an important pathogenesis in the neurodegenerative process of Parkinson's disease. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a noninvasive and potential method in treating Parkinson's disease. To investigate whether rTMS has neuroprotective effects in parkinsonian rat model induced by ubiquitin-proteasome system impairment, we gave rTMS daily for 4 weeks to proteasome inhibitor, lactacystin-induced parkinsonian rat model. Rotational behavior test demonstrated that rTMS obviously reduced apomorphine-induced turning number in parkinsonian rats...
August 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881039/dietary-antioxidants-and-risk-of-parkinson-s-disease-in-two-population-based-cohorts
#14
Fei Yang, Alicja Wolk, Niclas Håkansson, Nancy L Pedersen, Karin Wirdefeldt
BACKGROUND: A neuroprotective effect of dietary antioxidants on Parkinson's disease (PD) risk has been suggested, but epidemiological evidence is limited. OBJECTIVES: To examine the associations between intake of dietary antioxidant vitamins and total antioxidant capacity and risk of PD. METHODS: We prospectively assessed the relationships of dietary antioxidant vitamins C and E, ß-carotene, and total antioxidant capacity with PD risk in two population-based cohorts (38,937 women and 45,837 men)...
September 7, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875428/timed-release-of-cerebrolysin-using-drug-loaded-titanate-nanospheres-reduces-brain-pathology-and-improves-behavioral-functions-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Asya Ozkizilcik, Aruna Sharma, Dafin F Muresanu, José V Lafuente, Z Ryan Tian, Ranjana Patnaik, Herbert Mössler, Hari S Sharma
Previous studies from our laboratory show that intraperitoneal injections of 1-metyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridin (MPTP, 20 mg/kg) daily within 2-h intervals for 5 days in mice induce Parkinson's disease (PD)-like symptoms on the 8th day. A significant decrease in dopamine (DA) and its metabolites 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC) and homovanillic acid (HVA) along with a marked decrease in the number of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH)-positive cells in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc) and striatum (STr) confirms the validity of this model for studying PD...
September 5, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874056/ceruloplasmin-a-potential-therapeutic-agent-for-alzheimer-s-disease
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Ya-Shuo Zhao, Li-Hong Zhang, Pan-Pan Yu, Yu-Jing Gou, Jing Zhao, Lin-Hao You, Zhan-You Wang, Xin Zheng, Liang-Jun Yan, Peng Yu, Yan-Zhong Chang
AIMS: Ceruloplasmin (CP), as a ferrous oxidase enzyme, plays an important role in regulating iron metabolism and redox reactions. Previous studies showed that CP deficiency contributes to Parkinson's disease by increasing iron accumulation and oxidative stress in the substantia nigra. However, the role of CP in Alzheimer's disease (AD) is unclear. We hypothesized that the lack of CP gene expression would affect the pathogenesis and damage of AD by promoting abnormal iron levels and oxidative stress...
September 6, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866823/neuroprotective-effects-of-baicalein-on-acrolein-induced-neurotoxicity-in-the-nigrostriatal-dopaminergic-system-of-rat-brain
#17
Wei-Zhong Zhao, Hsiang-Tsui Wang, Hui-Ju Huang, Yu-Li Lo, Anya Maan-Yuh Lin
Elevated levels of acrolein, an α,β-unsaturated aldehyde are detected in the brain of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). In the present study, the neuroprotective effect of baicalein (a phenolic flavonoid in the dried root of Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi) on acrolein-induced neurodegeneration of nigrostriatal dopaminergic system was investigated using local infusion of acrolein in the substantia nigra (SN) of rat brain. Systemic administration of baicalein (30 mg/kg, i.p.) significantly attenuated acrolein-induced elevations in 4-hydroxy-2-noneal (a product of lipid peroxidation), N-(3-formyl-3,4-dehydropiperidino)lysine (a biomarker of acrolein-conjugated proteins), and heme-oxygenase-1 levels (a redox-regulated protein) in the infused SN, indicating that baicalein inhibited acrolein-induced oxidative stress and protein conjugation...
September 2, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861768/capsaicin-protects-against-oxidative-insults-and-alleviates-behavioral-deficits-in-rats-with-6-ohda-induced-parkinson-s-disease-via-activation-of-trpv1
#18
ZhenXiang Zhao, JianFeng Wang, LingLing Wang, XiaoMei Yao, YiLin Liu, Ye Li, Si Chen, Tao Yue, XiaoTang Wang, WenFei Yu, YiMing Liu
Increasing evidence suggests that capsaicin may play a role in modulating neuronal function and controlling motor behavior. However, the underlying mechanism is still unclear and the activation of transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) might be involved in. This study investigated the potential neuroprotective role of capsaicin in a rat model of 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-induced Parkinson's disease (PD). Capsaicin was treated intraperitoneally for the 6-OHDA induced PD rats and the locomotor activity and abnormal involuntary movements were found alleviated...
August 31, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861668/neuroprotective-activities-of-spirulina-platensis-in-the-6-ohda-model-of-parkinson-s-disease-are-related-to-its-anti-inflammatory-effects
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Francisco Arnaldo Viana Lima, Ivan Pinheiro Joventino, Francisca Pinheiro Joventino, Aline Cordeiro de Almeida, Kelly Rose Tavares Neves, Marta Regina do Carmo, Luzia Kalyne Almeida Moreira Leal, Geanne Matos de Andrade, Glauce Socorro de Barros Viana
Spirulina platensis (SPI) is a cyanobacterium, presenting anti-inflammatory and antioxidant actions. Considering the importance of inflammation and oxidative stress in Parkinson's disease (PD), SPI neuroprotective effects were evaluated in a model of PD. Male Wistar rats were divided into: sham-operated (SO), untreated 6-OHDA and 6-OHDA treated with SPI (25 and 50 mg/kg, p.o.). The 6-OHDA was injected into the right striata and SPI treatments started 24 h later for 2 weeks. The SO and untreated 6-OHDA-lesioned groups were administered with distilled water, for the same period...
August 31, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856541/glycoprotein-nmb-an-emerging-role-in-neurodegenerative-disease
#20
REVIEW
Kevin M Budge, Matthew L Neal, Jason R Richardson, Fayez F Safadi
Neurodegeneration is characterized by severe neuronal loss leading to the cognitive and physical impairments that define various neurodegenerative diseases. Neuroinflammation is one hallmark of neurodegenerative diseases and can ultimately contribute to disease progression. Increased inflammatory cytokines, such as interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-1β (IL-1 β), and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) are associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD), Parkinson's disease (PD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and multiple sclerosis (MS)...
August 30, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
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