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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220503/downregulation-of-survivin-contributes-to-cell-cycle-arrest-during-postnatal-cardiac-development-in-a-severe-spinal-muscular-atrophy-mouse-model
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Lei Sheng, Bo Wan, Pengchao Feng, Junjie Sun, Frank Rigo, C Frank Bennett, Martin Akerman, Adrian R Krainer, Yimin Hua
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is the leading genetic cause of infant mortality, characterized by progressive degeneration of spinal-cord motor neurons, leading to atrophy of skeletal muscles. However, accumulating evidence indicates that it is a multi-system disorder, particularly in its severe forms. Several studies delineated structural and functional cardiac abnormalities in SMA patients and mouse models, yet the abnormalities have been primarily attributed to autonomic dysfunction. Here, we show in a severe mouse model that its cardiomyocytes undergo G0/G1 cell-cycle arrest and enhanced apoptosis during postnatal development...
December 6, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218323/sap97-binding-partner-cript-promotes-dendrite-growth-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Lei Zhang, Angela Marie Jablonski, Jelena Mojsilovic-Petrovic, Hua Ding, Steven Seeholzer, Ian Paterson Newton, Inke Nathke, Rachael Neve, JinBin Zhai, Yuan Shang, Mingjie Zhang, Robert Gordon Kalb
The dendritic tree is a key determinant of neuronal information processing. In the motor system, the dendritic tree of spinal cord neurons undergoes dramatic remodeling in an activity-dependent manner during early postnatal life. This leads to the proper segmental spinal cord connectivity that subserves normal locomotor behavior. One molecular system driving the establishment of dendrite architecture of mammalian motor neurons relies on AMPA receptors (AMPA-Rs) assembled with the GluA1 subunit, and this occurs in an NMDA receptor (NMDA-R)-independent manner...
November 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217500/peripheral-neuropathy-as-a-complication-of-diabetic-ketoacidosis-in-a-child-with-newly-diagnosed-diabetes-type-1-case-report
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Marta Baszyńska-Wilk, Marta Wysocka-Mincewicz, Anna Świercz, Jolanta Świderska, Magdalena Marszał, Mieczysław Szalecki
BACKGROUND: Neurological complications of diabetic ketoacidosis are considered to be very serious clinical problem. The most common complication is cerebral edema. However this group includes also less common syndromes such as ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke, cerebral venous and sinus thrombosis or very rare peripheral neuropathy. CASE REPORT: We present a case of 9-year old girl with new onset type 1 diabetes, diabetic ketoacidosis, cerebral edema, multifocal vasogenic brain lesions and lower limbs peripheral paresis...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217155/pleiotropic-neuropathological-and-biochemical-alterations-associated-with-myo5a-mutation-in-a-rat-model
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Kerstin K Landrock, Patti Sullivan, Heidi Martini-Stoica, David S Goldstein, Brett H Graham, Shinya Yamamoto, Hugo J Bellen, Richard A Gibbs, Rui Chen, Marcello D'Amelio, George Stoica
In this study, we analyze the neuropathological and biochemical alterations involved in the pathogenesis of a neurodegenerative/movement disorder during different developmental stages in juvenile rats with a mutant Myosin5a (Myo5a). In mutant rats, a spontaneous autosomal recessive mutation characterized by the absence of Myo5a protein expression in the brain is associated with a syndrome of locomotor dysfunction, altered coat color, and neuroendocrine abnormalities. Myo5a encodes a myosin motor protein required for transport and proper distribution of subcellular organelles in somatodendritic processes in neurons...
December 4, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216908/clinical-and-neuropathological-features-of-als-ftd-with-tia1-mutations
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Veronica Hirsch-Reinshagen, Cyril Pottier, Alexandra M Nicholson, Matt Baker, Ging-Yuek R Hsiung, Charles Krieger, Pheth Sengdy, Kevin B Boylan, Dennis W Dickson, Marsel Mesulam, Sandra Weintraub, Eileen Bigio, Lorne Zinman, Julia Keith, Ekaterina Rogaeva, Sasha A Zivkovic, David Lacomis, J Paul Taylor, Rosa Rademakers, Ian R A Mackenzie
Mutations in the stress granule protein T-cell restricted intracellular antigen 1 (TIA1) were recently shown to cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) with or without frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Here, we provide detailed clinical and neuropathological descriptions of nine cases with TIA1 mutations, together with comparisons to sporadic ALS (sALS) and ALS due to repeat expansions in C9orf72 (C9orf72+). All nine patients with confirmed mutations in TIA1 were female. The clinical phenotype was heterogeneous with a range in the age at onset from late twenties to the eighth decade (mean = 60 years) and disease duration from one to 6 years (mean = 3 years)...
December 7, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214211/targeted-kinase-inhibition-relieves-slowness-and-tremor-in-a-drosophila-model-of-lrrk2-parkinson-s-disease
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Amy C Cording, Nicolas Shiaelis, Stavroula Petridi, C Adam Middleton, Laurence G Wilson, Christopher J H Elliott
In a number of Drosophila models of genetic Parkinson's disease (PD) flies climb more slowly than wild-type controls. However, this assay does not distinguish effects of PD-related genes on gravity sensation, "arousal", central pattern generation of leg movements, or muscle. To address this problem, we have developed an assay for the fly proboscis extension response (PER). This is attractive because the PER has a simple, well-identified reflex neural circuit, in which sucrose sensing neurons activate a pair of "command interneurons", and thence motoneurons whose activity contracts the proboscis muscle...
2017: NPJ Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209779/central-regulation-of-brown-adipose-tissue-thermogenesis-and-energy-homeostasis-dependent-on-food-availability
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Yoshiko Nakamura, Kazuhiro Nakamura
Energy homeostasis of mammals is maintained by balancing energy expenditure within the body and energy intake through feeding. Several lines of evidence indicate that brown adipose tissue (BAT), a sympathetically activated thermogenic organ, turns excess energy into heat to maintain the energy balance in rodents and humans, in addition to its thermoregulatory role for the defense of body core temperature in cold environments. Elucidating the central circuit mechanism controlling BAT thermogenesis dependent on nutritional conditions and food availability in relation to energy homeostasis is essential to understand the etiology of symptoms caused by energy imbalance, such as obesity...
December 5, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209747/an-adverse-outcome-pathway-for-parkinsonian-motor-deficits-associated-with-mitochondrial-complex-i-inhibition
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REVIEW
Andrea Terron, Anna Bal-Price, Alicia Paini, Florianne Monnet-Tschudi, Susanne Hougaard Bennekou, Marcel Leist, Stefan Schildknecht
Epidemiological studies have observed an association between pesticide exposure and the development of Parkinson's disease, but have not established causality. The concept of an adverse outcome pathway (AOP) has been developed as a framework for the organization of available information linking the modulation of a molecular target [molecular initiating event (MIE)], via a sequence of essential biological key events (KEs), with an adverse outcome (AO). Here, we present an AOP covering the toxicological pathways that link the binding of an inhibitor to mitochondrial complex I (i...
December 5, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209177/a-new-behavioral-test-and-associated-genetic-tools-highlight-the-function-of-ventral-abdominal-muscles-in-adult-drosophila
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Marine Pons, Claire Soulard, Laurent Soustelle, Marie-Laure Parmentier, Yves Grau, Sophie Layalle
The function of the nervous system in complex animals is reflected by the achievement of specific behaviors. For years in Drosophila, both simple and complex behaviors have been studied and their genetic bases have emerged. The neuromuscular junction is maybe one of the prototypal simplest examples. A motor neuron establishes synaptic connections on its muscle cell target and elicits behavior: the muscle contraction. Different muscles in adult fly are related to specific behaviors. For example, the thoracic muscles are associated with flight and the leg muscles are associated with locomotion...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209162/characterization-of-cochlear-vestibular-and-cochlear-vestibular-electrically-evoked-compound-action-potentials-in-patients-with-a-vestibulo-cochlear-implant
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T A K Nguyen, Samuel Cavuscens, Maurizio Ranieri, Konrad Schwarz, Nils Guinand, Raymond van de Berg, Thomas van den Boogert, Floor Lucieer, Marc van Hoof, Jean-Philippe Guyot, Herman Kingma, Silvestro Micera, Angelica Perez Fornos
The peripheral vestibular system is critical for the execution of activities of daily life as it provides movement and orientation information to motor and sensory systems. Patients with bilateral vestibular hypofunction experience a significant decrease in quality of life and have currently no viable treatment option. Vestibular implants could eventually restore vestibular function. Most vestibular implant prototypes to date are modified cochlear implants to fast-track development. These use various objective measurements, such as the electrically evoked compound action potential (eCAP), to supplement behavioral information...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209158/induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-neural-stem-cell-transplantations-reduced-behavioral-deficits-and-ameliorated-neuropathological-changes-in-yac128-mouse-model-of-huntington-s-disease
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Abeer Al-Gharaibeh, Rebecca Culver, Andrew N Stewart, Bhairavi Srinageshwar, Kristin Spelde, Laura Frollo, Nivya Kolli, Darren Story, Leela Paladugu, Sarah Anwar, Andrew Crane, Robert Wyse, Panchanan Maiti, Gary L Dunbar, Julien Rossignol
Huntington's disease (HD) is a genetic neurodegenerative disorder characterized by neuronal loss and motor dysfunction. Although there is no effective treatment, stem cell transplantation offers a promising therapeutic strategy, but the safety and efficacy of this approach needs to be optimized. The purpose of this study was to test the potential of intra-striatal transplantation of induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neural stem cells (iPS-NSCs) for treating HD. For this purpose, we developed mouse adenovirus-generated iPSCs, differentiated them into neural stem cells in vitro, labeled them with Hoechst, and transplanted them bilaterally into striata of 10-month old wild type (WT) and HD YAC128 mice...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208348/nuclear-migration-in-mammalian-brain-development
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REVIEW
Chiara Bertipaglia, João Carlos Gonçalves, Richard Bert Vallee
During development of the mammalian brain, neural stem cells divide and give rise to adult stem cells, glia and neurons, which migrate to their final locations. Nuclear migration is an important feature of neural stem cell (radial glia progenitor) proliferation and subsequent postmitotic neuronal migration. Defects in nuclear migration contribute to severe neurodevelopmental disorders such as microcephaly and lissencephaly. In this review, we address the cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for nuclear migration during the radial glia cell cycle and postmitotic neuronal migration, with a particular focus on the role of molecular motors and cytoskeleton dynamics in regulating nuclear behavior...
December 2, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204007/how-long-does-denervation-take-in-poliomyelitis-or-is-it-a-lifetime
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Mehmet Güney Şenol, Cengiz Kaplan, Fatih Ozdağ, Mehmet Saraçoğlu
Background and Objective: This study aims to determine the period of reinnervation in patients with poliomyelitis. This research was conducted to identify the appearance of denervation potentials in patients with poliomyelitis as indicators for reinnervation. Materials and Methods: A total of 246 male patients with poliomyelitis were assessed electrophysiologically between 1988 and 2007. The mean age was 22.8 (18-42). It has been an average of 19.9 ± 4.9 years since the beginning of complaints from the patients...
October 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201000/striatal-g%C3%AE-olf-camp-signal-dependent-mechanism-to-generate-levodopa-induced-dyskinesia-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Satoshi Goto
The motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD) result from striatal dopamine (DA) deficiency due to a progressive degeneration of nigral dopaminergic cells. Although DA replacement therapy is the mainstay to treat parkinsonian symptoms, a long-term daily administration of levodopa often develops levodopa-induced dyskinesia (LID). LID is closely linked to the dysregulation of cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) signaling cascades in the medium spiny neurons (MSNs), the principal neurons of the striatum, which are roughly halved with striatonigral MSNs by striatopallidal MSNs...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198722/a-recurrent-de-novo-nonsense-variant-in-zswim6-results-in-severe-intellectual-disability-without-frontonasal-or-limb-malformations
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Elizabeth E Palmer, Raman Kumar, Christopher T Gordon, Marie Shaw, Laurence Hubert, Renee Carroll, Marlène Rio, Lucinda Murray, Melanie Leffler, Tracy Dudding-Byth, Myriam Oufadem, Seema R Lalani, Andrea M Lewis, Fan Xia, Allison Tam, Richard Webster, Susan Brammah, Francesca Filippini, John Pollard, Judy Spies, Andre E Minoche, Mark J Cowley, Sarah Risen, Nina N Powell-Hamilton, Jessica E Tusi, LaDonna Immken, Honey Nagakura, Christine Bole-Feysot, Patrick Nitschké, Alexandrine Garrigue, Geneviève de Saint Basile, Emma Kivuva, Richard H Scott, Augusto Rendon, Arnold Munnich, William Newman, Bronwyn Kerr, Claude Besmond, Jill A Rosenfeld, Jeanne Amiel, Michael Field, Jozef Gecz
A recurrent de novo missense variant within the C-terminal Sin3-like domain of ZSWIM6 was previously reported to cause acromelic frontonasal dysostosis (AFND), an autosomal-dominant severe frontonasal and limb malformation syndrome, associated with neurocognitive and motor delay, via a proposed gain-of-function effect. We present detailed phenotypic information on seven unrelated individuals with a recurrent de novo nonsense variant (c.2737C>T [p.Arg913Ter]) in the penultimate exon of ZSWIM6 who have severe-profound intellectual disability and additional central and peripheral nervous system symptoms but an absence of frontonasal or limb malformations...
November 23, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196686/resting-state-functional-mri-reveals-altered-brain-connectivity-and-its-correlation-with-motor-dysfunction-in-a-mouse-model-of-huntington-s-disease
#16
Qiang Li, Gang Li, Dan Wu, Hanbing Lu, Zhipeng Hou, Christopher A Ross, Yihong Yang, Jiangyang Zhang, Wenzhen Duan
Huntington's disease (HD) is an autosomal dominant inherited neurodegenerative disorder, and no cure is available currently. Treatment of HD is likely to be most beneficial in the early, possibly pre-manifestation stage. The challenge is to determine the best time for intervention and evaluate putative efficacy in the absence of clinical symptoms. Resting-state functional MRI may represent a promising tool to develop biomarker reflecting early neuronal dysfunction in HD brain, because it can examine multiple brain networks without confounding effects of cognitive ability, which makes the resting-state fMRI promising as a translational bridge between preclinical study in animal models and clinical findings in HD patients...
December 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196274/neuromuscular-diseases-diagnosis-and-management
#17
REVIEW
P Mary, L Servais, R Vialle
Neuromuscular diseases (NMDs) affect the peripheral nervous system, which includes the motor neurons and sensory neurons; the muscle itself; or the neuromuscular junction. Thus, the term NMDs encompasses a vast array of different syndromes. Some of these syndromes are of direct relevance to paediatric orthopaedic surgeons, either because the presenting manifestation is a functional sign (e.g., toe walking) or deformity (e.g., pes cavus or scoliosis) suggesting a need for orthopaedic attention or because orthopaedic abnormalities requiring treatment develop during the course of a known NMD...
November 28, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196142/new-transgenic-models-of-parkinson-s-disease-using-genome-editing-technology
#18
J A Cota-Coronado, S Sandoval-Ávila, Y P Gaytan-Dávila, N F Diaz, B Vega-Ruiz, E Padilla-Camberos, N E Díaz-Martínez
INTRODUCTION: Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder. It is characterised by selective loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta, which results in dopamine depletion, leading to a number of motor and non-motor symptoms. DEVELOPMENT: In recent years, the development of new animal models using nuclease-based genome-editing technology (ZFN, TALEN, and CRISPR/Cas9 nucleases) has enabled the introduction of custom-made modifications into the genome to replicate key features of PD, leading to significant advances in our understanding of the pathophysiology of the disease...
November 28, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193878/development-of-a-transendothelial-shuttle-by-macrophage-modification
#19
Johan Georg Visser, Carine Smith
One of the limiting factors in tissue regeneration, particularly in the context of chronic disease such as myodystrophy, motor neuron disease, sarcopenia and cardiovascular disease, is limited availability of stem cells. We propose employing autologous macrophages to deliver stem cells, thereby facilitating tissue regeneration, by a novel and relatively non-invasive therapeutic intervention. Circulatory monocytic cells of M1 phenotype have capacity for transendothelial migration to infiltrate damaged tissue, making them ideal delivery vehicles...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192125/endocannabinoid-specific-impairment-in-synaptic-plasticity-in-striatum-of-huntington-s-disease-mouse-model
#20
Marja D Sepers, Amy Smith-Dijak, Jeff LeDue, Karolina Kolodziejczyk, Ken Mackie, Lynn A Raymond
Huntington's disease (HD) is an inherited neurodegenerative disease affecting predominantly striatum and cortex that results in motor and cognitive disorders. Prior to a motor phenotype, animal models of HD show aberrant cortical-striatal glutamate signaling. Here, we tested synaptic plasticity of cortical excitatory synapses onto striatal spiny projection neurons (SPNs) early in the YAC128 mouse model of HD. High frequency stimulation-induced long-term depression, mediated by the endocannabinoid anandamide and cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1), was significantly attenuated in male and female YAC128 SPNs...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
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