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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342421/the-relation-between-plasma-%C3%AE-synuclein-level-and-clinical-symptoms-or-signs-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Michalina Malec-Litwinowicz, Andrzej Plewka, Danuta Plewka, Edyta Bogunia, Michał Morek, Andrzej Szczudlik, Michał Szubiga, Monika Rudzińska-Bar
INTRODUCTION: Parkinson disease (PD) is the common neurodegenerative disease. α-Synuclein (ASN), main aggregating protein in neural cells of CNS in PD, was found in peripheral fluids. Testing ASN in plasma is potential test for diagnose PD, but previous studies are controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate if plasma ASN level may be a valuable biomarker, is the level of plasma ASN concentration different in various motor subtypes of diseases, is there a relation between the level of plasma ASN and the severity of motor symptoms...
November 21, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342318/optical-structural-analysis-of-individual-%C3%AE-synuclein-oligomers
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Juan Alberto Varela, Margarida Rodrigues, Suman De, Patrick Flagmeier, Sonia Gandhi, Christopher M Dobson, David Klenerman, Steven Lee
Small aggregates of misfolded proteins play a key role in neurodegenerative disorders. Such species are difficult to study due to the lack of methods capable of resolving these heterogeneous aggregates, which are smaller than the optical diffraction limit. We demonstrate here an all-optical fluorescence microscopy method to characterise the structure of individual protein-aggregates based on the fluorescence anisotropy of dyes such as thioflavin-T, and show that this technology is capable of studying oligomers in human biofluids such as cerebrospinal fluid...
January 17, 2018: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342113/mitochondria-oxidative-stress-and-the-kynurenine-system-with-a-focus-on-ageing-and-neuroprotection
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REVIEW
Katalin Sas, Elza Szabó, László Vécsei
In this review, the potential causes of ageing are discussed. We seek to gain insight into the main physiological functions of mitochondria and discuss alterations in their function and the genome, which are supposed to be the central mechanisms in senescence. We conclude by presenting the potential modulating role of the kynurenine pathway in the ageing processes. Mitochondrial dynamics are supposed to have important physiological roles in maintaining cell homeostasis. During ageing, a decrease in mitochondrial dynamics was reported, potentially compromising the function of mitochondria...
January 17, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341888/protection-against-the-neurotoxic-effects-of-%C3%AE-amyloid-peptide-on-cultured-neuronal-cells-by-lovastatin-involves-elevated-expression-of-%C3%AE-7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptors-and-activating-phosphorylation-of-protein-kinases
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Liang Zhao, Yan Xiao, Jin Xiu, Long-Chun Tan, Zhi-Zhong Guan
The treatment of neurodegenerative diseases with statins has drawn increasing attention, but the related molecular mechanisms remain elusive. To examine the pleiotropic cholesterol-independent effects of statins in connection with the treatment of Alzheimer disease, we probed the influence of lovastatin on the metabolism of amyloid precursor protein (APP) , expression of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs), and activity of mitogen-activated protein kinase in primary cultured neurons and SH-SY5Y cells over-expressing human APP670/671...
January 13, 2018: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341886/regulation-of-hsf1-protein-stabilization-an-updated-review
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REVIEW
Chao Huang, Jingjing Wu, Li Xu, Jili Wang, Zhuo Chen, Rongrong Yang
Heat shock factor 1 (HSF1) is a transcriptional factor that determines the efficiency of heat shock responses (HSRs) in the cell. Given its function has been extensively studied in recent years, HSF1 is considered a potential target for the treatment of disorders associated with protein aggregation. The activity of HSF1 is traditionally regulated at the transcriptional level in which the transactivation domain of HSF1 is modified by extensive array of pos-translational modifications, such as phosphorylation, sumoylation, and acetylation...
January 13, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341798/phenolic-constituents-and-inhibitory-effects-of-hibiscus-sabdariffa-l-sorrel-calyx-on-cholinergic-monoaminergic-and-purinergic-enzyme-activities
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Ganiyu Oboh, Taiwo M Adewuni, Adedayo O Ademiluyi, Tosin A Olasehinde, Ayokunle O Ademosun
This study revealed the effect of phenolic extract from Hibiscus sabdariffa L. (sorrel) calyx on acetylcholinesterase (AChE), butyrylcholinesterase (BChE), monoamine oxidase (MAO), and ecto-5' nucleotidase (E-NTDase) activities as well as pro-oxidant-induced oxidative damage in rat brain in vitro. Sorrel extract inhibited AChE (EC50 = 46.96 µg/mL), BChE (EC50 = 40.38 µg/mL), MAO (EC50 = 43.69 µg/mL), and E-NTDase (EC50 = 40.52 µg/mL) and stimulated Na+/K+-ATPase (EC50 = 22.01 µg/mL) activities. The phenolic extract also reduced Fe2+- (EC50 = 22...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341438/natural-antisense-transcripts-in-diseases-from-modes-of-action-to-targeted-therapies
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REVIEW
Elżbieta Wanowska, Magdalena Regina Kubiak, Wojciech Rosikiewicz, Izabela Makałowska, Michał Wojciech Szcześniak
Antisense transcription is a widespread phenomenon in mammalian genomes, leading to production of RNAs molecules referred to as natural antisense transcripts (NATs). NATs apply diverse transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulatory mechanisms to carry out a wide variety of biological roles that are important for the normal functioning of living cells, but their dysfunctions can be associated with human diseases. In this review, we attempt to provide a molecular basis for the involvement of NATs in the etiology of human disorders such as cancers and neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases...
January 17, 2018: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341323/test-retest-reliability-and-longitudinal-analysis-of-automated-hippocampal-subregion-volumes-in-healthy-ageing-and-alzheimer-s-disease-populations
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Amanda Worker, Danai Dima, Anna Combes, William R Crum, Johannes Streffer, Steven Einstein, Mitul A Mehta, Gareth J Barker, Steve C R Williams, Owen O'daly
The hippocampal formation is a complex brain structure that is important in cognitive processes such as memory, mood, reward processing and other executive functions. Histological and neuroimaging studies have implicated the hippocampal region in neuropsychiatric disorders as well as in neurodegenerative diseases. This highly plastic limbic region is made up of several subregions that are believed to have different functional roles. Therefore, there is a growing interest in imaging the subregions of the hippocampal formation rather than modelling the hippocampus as a homogenous structure, driving the development of new automated analysis tools...
January 16, 2018: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341019/mri-in-the-study-of-animal-models-of-neurodegenerative-diseases
#9
Nyoman D Kurniawan
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an important tool to study various animal models of degenerative diseases. This chapter describes routine protocols of T 1-, T 2-, and T 2*-weighted and diffusion-weighted MRI for rodent brain and spinal cord. These protocols can be used to measure atrophy, axonal and myelin injury and changes in white matter connectivity.
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340929/s-adenosyl-methionine-and-transmethylation-pathways-in-neuropsychiatric-diseases-throughout-life
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Jin Gao, Catherine M Cahill, Xudong Huang, Joshua L Roffman, Stefania Lamon-Fava, Maurizio Fava, David Mischoulon, Jack T Rogers
S-Adenosyl methionine (SAMe), as a major methyl donor, exerts its influence on central nervous system function through cellular transmethylation pathways, including the methylation of DNA, histones, protein phosphatase 2A, and several catecholamine moieties. Based on available evidence, this review focuses on the lifelong range of severe neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases and their associated neuropathologies, which have been linked to the deficiency/load of SAMe production or/and the disturbance in transmethylation pathways...
January 16, 2018: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340710/production-of-plant-derived-polyphenols-in-microorganisms-current-state-and-perspectives
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REVIEW
Lars Milke, Jennifer Aschenbrenner, Jan Marienhagen, Nicolai Kallscheuer
Plants synthesize several thousand different polyphenols of which many have the potential to aid in preventing or treating cancer, cardiovascular, and neurodegenerative diseases. However, plants usually contain complex polyphenol mixtures impeding access to individual compounds in larger quantities. In contrast, functional integration of biosynthetic plant polyphenol pathways into microorganisms allows for the production of individual polyphenols as chemically distinct compounds, which can be synthesized in large amounts and can be more easily isolated...
January 16, 2018: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340519/evaluating-the-current-state-of-the-art-of-huntington-disease-research-a-scientometric-analysis
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L A Barboza, N C Ghisi
Huntington disease (HD) is an incurable neurodegenerative disorder caused by a dominant mutation on the 4th chromosome. We aim to present a scientometric analysis of the extant scientific undertakings devoted to better understanding HD. Therefore, a quantitative study was performed to examine the current state-of-the-art approaches that foster researchers' understandings of the current knowledge, research trends, and research gaps regarding this disorder. We performed literature searches of articles that were published up to September 2016 in the "ISI Web of Science™" (http://apps...
January 11, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339765/mutations-in-bassoon-in-individuals-with-familial-and-sporadic-progressive-supranuclear-palsy-like-syndrome
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Ichiro Yabe, Hiroaki Yaguchi, Yasutaka Kato, Yasuo Miki, Hidehisa Takahashi, Satoshi Tanikawa, Shinichi Shirai, Ikuko Takahashi, Mari Kimura, Yuka Hama, Masaaki Matsushima, Shinsuke Fujioka, Takahiro Kano, Masashi Watanabe, Shin Nakagawa, Yasuyuki Kunieda, Yoshio Ikeda, Masato Hasegawa, Hiroshi Nishihara, Toshihisa Ohtsuka, Shinya Tanaka, Yoshio Tsuboi, Shigetsugu Hatakeyama, Koichi Wakabayashi, Hidenao Sasaki
Clinical diagnosis of progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is sometimes difficult because various phenotypes have been identified. Here, we report a mutation in the bassoon (BSN) gene in a family with PSP-like syndrome. Their clinical features resembled not only those of PSP patients but also those of individuals with multiple system atrophy and Alzheimer's disease. The neuropathological findings showed a novel three + four repeat tauopathy with pallido-luysio-nigral degeneration and hippocampal sclerosis...
January 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339665/novel-translational-research-methodology-and-the-prospect-to-a-better-understanding-of-neurodegenerative-disease
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Paul G Unschuld
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 16, 2018: Neuro-degenerative Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339146/microspheres-as-intraocular-therapeutic-tools-in-chronic-diseases-of-the-optic-nerve-and-retina
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Irene Bravo-Osuna, Vanessa Andrés-Guerrero, Alicia Arranz-Romera, Sergio Esteban-Pérez, Irene T Molina-Martínez, Rocío Herrero-Vanrell
Pathologies affecting the optic nerve and the retina are one of the major causes of blindness. These diseases include age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic Retinopathy (DR) and glaucoma, among others. Also, there are genetic disorders that affect the retina causing visual impairment. The prevalence of neurodegenerative diseases of the posterior segment are increased as most of them are related with the elderly. Even with the access to different treatments, there are some challenges in managing patients suffering retinal diseases...
January 12, 2018: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338754/molecular-and-functional-signatures-in-a-novel-alzheimer-s-disease-mouse-model-assessed-by-quantitative-proteomics
#16
Dong Kyu Kim, Joonho Park, Dohyun Han, Jinhee Yang, Ahbin Kim, Jongmin Woo, Youngsoo Kim, Inhee Mook-Jung
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common neurodegenerative disorder, is characterized by the deposition of extracellular amyloid plaques and intracellular neurofibrillary tangles. To understand the pathological mechanisms underlying AD, developing animal models that completely encompass the main features of AD pathologies is indispensable. Although mouse models that display pathological hallmarks of AD (amyloid plaques, neurofibrillary tangles, or both) have been developed and investigated, a systematic approach for understanding the molecular characteristics of AD mouse models is lacking...
January 16, 2018: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338678/supplementation-with-curcuma-longa-reverses-neurotoxic-and-behavioral-damage-in-models-of-alzheimer-s-disease-a-systematic-review
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Ianara Mendonca da Costa, Marco Aurelio de Moura Freire, Jose Rodolfo Lopes de Paiva Cavalcanti, Dayane Pessoa de Araujo, Bianca Norrara, Isleania Maria Marques Moreira Rosa, Eduardo Pereira de Azevedo, Amalia Cinthia Meneses do Rego, Irami Araujo Filho, Fausto Pierdona Guzen
BACKGROUND: The formation of senile plaques and neurofibrillary tangles of the tau protein are the main pathological mechanism of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Current therapies for AD offer discrete benefits to the clinical symptoms and do not prevent the continuing degeneration of neuronal cells. Therefore, novel therapeutic strategies have long been investigated, where curcumin (Curcuma longa) has shown some properties that can prevent the deleterious processes involved in neurodegenerative diseases...
January 16, 2018: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338427/lipid-nanoparticles-for-intranasal-administration-application-to-nose-to-brain-delivery
#18
Luigi Battaglia, Pier Paolo Panciani, Elisabetta Muntoni, Maria Teresa Capucchio, Elena Biasibetti, Pasquale De Bonis, Silvia Mioletti, Marco Fontanella, Shankar Swaminathan
The blood brain barrier is a functional barrier allowing the entry into the brain of only essential nutrients, excluding other molecules. Its structure, although essential to keep the harmful entities out, is also a major roadblock for pharmacological treatment of brain diseases. Several alternative invasive drug delivery approaches, such as transcranial drug delivery and disruption of blood brain barrier have been explored, with limited success and several challenges. Intranasal delivery is a non-invasive methodology, which bypasses the systemic circulation, and, through the intra- and extra- neuronal pathways, provides direct brain drug delivery...
January 17, 2018: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338380/transplantation-of-human-neural-progenitor-cells-reveals-structural-and-functional-improvements-in-the-spastic-han-wistar-rat-model-of-ataxia
#19
Ruslan L Nuryyev, Toni L Uhlendorf, Wesley Tierney, Suren Zatikyan, Oleg Kopyov, Alex Kopyov, Jessica Ochoa, William Van Trigt, Cindy S Malone, Randy W Cohen
The use of regenerative medicine to treat nervous system disorders like ataxia has been proposed to either replace or support degenerating neurons. In this study, we assessed the ability of human neural progenitor cells (hNPCs) to repair and restore the function of dying neurons within the spastic Han-Wistar rat (sHW), a model of ataxia. The sHW rat suffers from neurodegeneration of specific neurons, including cerebellar Purkinje cells and hippocampal CA3 pyramidal cells leading to the observed symptoms of forelimb tremor, hind-leg rigidity, gait abnormality, motor incoordination, and a shortened life span...
November 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338172/activation-of-nrf2-and-hypoxic-adaptive-response-contribute-to-neuroprotection-elicited-by-phenylhydroxamic-acid-selective-hdac6-inhibitors
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Irina N Gaisina, Sue H Lee, Navneet A Kaidery, Manel Ben Aissa, Manuj Ahuja, Natalya N Smirnova, Sushama Wakade, Arsen Gaisin, Megan W Bourassa, Rajiv R Ratan, Sergey V Nikulin, Andrey A Poloznikov, Bobby Thomas, Gregory R J Thatcher, Irina G Gazaryan
Activation of HIF-1α and Nrf2 is a primary component of cellular response to oxidative stress, and activation of HIF-1α and Nrf2 provides neuroprotection in models of neurodegenerative disorders, including ischemic stroke, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Screening a library of CNS-targeted drugs using novel reporters for HIF-1α and Nrf2 elevation in neuronal cells revealed histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors as potential activators of these pathways. We report the identification of phenylhydroxamates as single agents exhibiting tripartite inhibition of HDAC6, inhibition of HIF-1 prolyl hydroxylase (PHD), and activation of Nrf2...
January 17, 2018: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
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