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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452253/remote-limb-ischemic-postconditioning-protects-against-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-activating-ampk-dependent-autophagy
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Hao Guo, Lei Zhao, Bodong Wang, Xia Li, Hao Bai, Haixiao Liu, Liang Yue, Wei Guo, Zhenyuan Bian, Li Gao, Dayun Feng, Yan Qu
Remote limb ischemic postconditioning (RIPoC) is a promising adjunct treatment for cerebral ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury. However, the underlying mechanisms have not been fully elucidated yet. The present study aims to investigate potential involvement and regulatory mechanisms of autophagy in RIPoC treatment against cerebral IR injury in mice. Mice were subjected to 2 h middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) then treated with vehicle, 3-methyladenine (3-MA, an autophagy inhibitor), or compound C (an AMPK inhibitor) at the onset of reperfusion...
February 13, 2018: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452194/decompressive-craniectomy-protects-against-hippocampal-edema-and-behavioral-deficits-at-an-early-stage-of-a-moderately-controlled-cortical-impact-brain-injury-model-in-adult-male-rats
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Zonggang Hou, Runfa Tian, Feifei Han, Shuyu Hao, Weichuan Wu, Xiang Mao, Xiaogang Tao, Te Lu, Jinqian Dong, Yun Zhen, Baiyun Liu
A decompressive craniectomy (DC) has been shown to be a life-saving therapeutic treatment for traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients, which also might result in post-operative behavioral dysfunction. However, there is still no definite conclusion about whether the behavioral dysfunction already existed at an early stage after the DC operation or is just a long-term post-operation complication. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to analyze whether DC treatment was beneficial to behavioral function at an early stage post TBI...
February 13, 2018: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452165/the-beneficial-role-of-early-exercise-training-following-stroke-and-possible-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Ying Xing, Si-Dong Yang, Fang Dong, Man-Man Wang, Ya-Shuo Feng, Feng Zhang
Exercise training is a regular therapy for stroke patients in clinic. However, whether the early exercise is beneficial for stroke patients is still controversial. The review was performed in databases of OVID, PUBMED, and ISI Web of Science, from respective inception to December 2017. In this review, we summarize the effect of different exercise intensity, initiation time, and style on ischemic stroke. Moreover, the possible mechanism is also discussed. The conclusion is that the voluntary exercise is better in promoting the functional recovery following stroke compared to forced exercise; too early initiated exercise might play a harmful role following stroke, while early initiated exercise might exert benefits after stroke; mild and moderate intensity exercise training could generate better neuroprotection in comparison with high intensity exercise training; early excise training could regulate the process of brain edema, cell apoptosis, oxidative damage, stem cells and other mechanisms in order to exert neuroprotection for brain...
February 13, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452136/neuroprotective-effects-of-valproic-acid-on-brain-ischemia-are-related-to-its-hdac-and-gsk3-inhibitions
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Monalisa Ribeiro Silva, Alyne Oliveira Correia, Gabriel Cabral Alencar Dos Santos, Lucas Leimig Telles Parente, Keicy Parente de Siqueira, Danielly Gonçalves Sombra Lima, Jonathan Almeida Moura, Ana Elisa da Silva Ribeiro, Roberta Oliveira Costa, Daniel Luna Lucetti, Elaine Cristina Pereira Lucetti, Kelly Rose Tavares Neves, Glauce Socorro de Barros Viana
Valproic acid (VA) is an antiepileptic that is also used for the treatment of bipolar disorders. The objective was to evaluate the neuroprotective effects of VA on a brain ischemia model. The groups of male Wistar rats were: SO (sham-operated), ischemic and ischemic treated with VA (25, 50 and 100 mg/kg, p.o.). After anesthesia with ketamine and xilazine, the animals were subjected to clamping of carotid arteries (30 min) and reperfusion. Except for the carotid clamping, the SO group was submitted to the same procedure...
February 13, 2018: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451852/delta-opioids-neuroprotective-roles-in-preclinical-studies
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Shahid Husain
Since ancient times, opioids have been used clinically and abused recreationally. In the early stages (about 1,000 AD) of opium history, an Arab physician, Avicenna, administered opioids to control diarrhea and eye diseases. 1 Opioids have very strong pain relieving properties and they also regulate numerous cellular responses. Opioid receptors are expressed throughout the body, including the nervous system, heart, lungs, liver, gastrointestinal tract, and retina. 2-6 Delta opioid receptors (DORs) are a very attractive target from the perspective of both receptor function and their therapeutic potential...
January 2018: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451335/mesenchymal-stem-cells-protect-against-hypoxia-ischemia-brain-damage-by-enhancing-autophagy-through-bdnf-mtor-signaling-pathway
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Zhen Zheng, Li Zhang, Yi Qu, Guoguang Xiao, Shiping Li, Shan Bao, Richard Lu, Dezhi Mu
Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a serious disease for neonates. However, present therapeutic strategies are not effective enough for treating HIE. Previous study showed that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can exert neuroprotective effects for brain damage, but its mechanism remains elusive. Using in-vitro co-culture of rat cortical primary neurons and MSCs in HI conditions, we demonstrated that MSCs help increase BDNF and autophagy markers (LC3II and Beclin1) in the cultures and decrease cells death (LDH levels)...
February 16, 2018: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451217/neuroprotective-mechanisms-of-rutin-for-spinal-cord-injury-through-anti-oxidation-and-anti-inflammation-and-inhibition-of-p38-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-pathway
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Hong-Liang Song, Xiang Zhang, Wen-Zhao Wang, Rong-Han Liu, Kai Zhao, Ming-Yuan Liu, Wei-Ming Gong, Bin Ning
Rutin has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-viral, anti-tumor and immune regulatory effects. However, the neuroprotective effects of rutin in spinal cord injury are unknown. The p38 mitogen activated protein kinase (p38 MAPK) pathway is the most important member of the MAPK family that controls inflammation. We assumed that the mechanism of rutin in the repair of spinal cord injury is associated with the inhibition of p38 MAPK pathway. Allen's method was used to establish a rat model of spinal cord injury...
January 2018: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451216/does-combined-therapy-of-curcumin-and-epigallocatechin-gallate-have-a-synergistic-neuroprotective-effect-against-spinal-cord-injury
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Jiri Ruzicka, Lucia Machova Urdzikova, Barbora Svobodova, Anubhav G Amin, Kristyna Karova, Jana Dubisova, Kristyna Zaviskova, Sarka Kubinova, Meic Schmidt, Meena Jhanwar-Uniyal, Pavla Jendelova
Systematic inflammatory response after spinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the factors leading to lesion development and a profound degree of functional loss. Anti-inflammatory compounds, such as curcumin and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) are known for their neuroprotective effects. In this study, we investigated the effect of combined therapy of curcumin and EGCG in a rat model of acute SCI induced by balloon compression. Immediately after SCI, rats received curcumin, EGCG, curcumin + EGCG or saline [daily intraperitoneal doses (curcumin, 6 mg/kg; EGCG 17 mg/kg)] and weekly intramuscular doses (curcumin, 60 mg/kg; EGCG 17 mg/kg)] for 28 days...
January 2018: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451153/effects-of-plasma-lipids-and-statins-on-cognitive-function
#9
REVIEW
Rui Li, Tian-Jun Wang, Pei-Yuan Lyu, Yang Liu, Wei-Hong Chen, Ming-Yue Fan, Jing Xu
Objective: Dementia is the fourth most common cause of death in developed countries. The relationship between plasma lipids and cognitive function is complex and controversial. Due to the increasing life expectancy of the population, there is an urgent need to control vascular risk factors and to identify therapies to prevent and treat both cognitive impairment and dementia. Here, we reviewed the effects of plasma lipids and statins on cognitive function. Data Sources: We searched the PubMed database for research articles published through November 2017 with key words including "plasma lipids," "hyperlipidemia," "hypercholesterolemia," "statins," and "cognition function...
February 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450696/neuroprotective-effects-of-melatonin-on-experimental-allergic-encephalomyelitis-mice-via-anti-oxidative-stress-activity
#10
Ting Long, Yuan Yang, Ling Peng, Zuoxiao Li
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic auto-inflammatory disease of the central nervous system (CNS) and hard to heal. This study aimed to investigate the effect of melatonin on mice with experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), a widely used MS model, and its potential mechanism underlying the action of MT on anti-oxidative stress. Female C57BL/6 mice were injected with MOG35-55 peptide to set up the EAE model, and for detection of the effect of melatonin (10 mg/kg i.p.) on the development and progression of EAE...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450546/a-plasma-metabolomic-signature-of-the-exfoliation-syndrome-involves-amino-acids-acylcarnitines-and-polyamines
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Stéphanie Leruez, Thomas Bresson, Juan M Chao de la Barca, Alexandre Marill, Grégoire de Saint Martin, Adrien Buisset, Jeanne Muller, Lydie Tessier, Cédric Gadras, Christophe Verny, Patrizia Amati-Bonneau, Guy Lenaers, Philippe Gohier, Dominique Bonneau, Gilles Simard, Dan Milea, Vincent Procaccio, Pascal Reynier
Purpose: To determine the plasma metabolomic signature of the exfoliative syndrome (XFS), the most common cause worldwide of secondary open-angle glaucoma. Methods: We performed a targeted metabolomic study, using the standardized p180 Biocrates Absolute IDQ p180 kit with a QTRAP 5500 mass spectrometer, to compare the metabolomic profiles of plasma from individuals with XFS (n = 16), and an age- and sex-matched control group with cataract (n = 18). Results: A total of 151 metabolites were detected correctly, 16 of which allowed for construction of an OPLS-DA model with a good predictive capability (Q2cum = 0...
February 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450391/citicoline-a-neuroprotector-with-proven-effects-on-glaucomatous-disease
#12
REVIEW
Chitu Iulia, Tudosescu Ruxandra, Leasu-Branet Costin, Voinea Liliana-Mary
Citicoline is the generic name of cytidine-5'-diphosphocholine (CDP-choline), an endogenous compound that is able to increase the levels of neurotransmitters in the central nervous system by interacting with the synthesis of cellular membranes phospholipids, especially phosphatidylcholine. Exogenous Citicoline, administered by ingestion or injection, is hydrolyzed and dephosphorylated in order to form cytidine and choline, which resynthesize CDP-choline inside brain cells. It has proven neuroprotective effects in Alzheimer disease, stroke, and Parkinson's disease, as well as in glaucoma and amblyopia...
July 2017: Romanian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449807/atrial-natriuretic-peptide-acts-as-a-neuroprotective-agent-in-in-vitro-models-of-parkinson-s-disease-via-up-regulation-of-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway
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Arianna Colini Baldeschi, Eugenia Pittaluga, Federica Andreola, Simona Rossi, Mauro Cozzolino, Giuseppe Nicotera, Gianluca Sferrazza, Pasquale Pierimarchi, Annalucia Serafino
In the last decades increasing evidence indicated a crucial role of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling in development of midbrain dopaminergic (mDA) neurons. Recently dysregulation of this pathway has been proposed as a novel pathomechanism leading to Parkinson's disease (PD) and some of the molecules participating to the signaling have been evaluated as potential therapeutic targets for PD. Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) is a cardiac-derived hormone having a critical role in cardiovascular homeostasis. ANP and its receptors (NPRs) are widely expressed in mammalian central nervous system (CNS) where they could be implicated in the regulation of neural development, synaptic transmission and information processing, as well as in neuroprotection...
2018: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448108/inhibition-of-hmgb1-mediates-neuroprotection-of-traumatic-brain-injury-by-modulating-the-microglia-macrophage-polarization
#14
Tielei Gao, Zhe Chen, He Chen, Hui Yuan, Yuena Wang, Xue Peng, Can Wei, Jinxia Yang, Changqing Xu
Microglia/Macrophages have a double-edged role in secondary brain damage after traumatic brain injury (TBI) depending on polarization toward proinflammatory M1 or anti-inflammatory M2 phenotypes. Recently, high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) was found to influence the polarization of macrophages. In this study, glycyrrhizin (GL), an inhibitor of HMGB1, was used to investigate whether the inhibition of HMGB1 could modulate microglia/macrophage polarization after TBI. The results showed that treatment with GL improved the neurological function recovery, reduced the lesion volume, and inhibited the release and expression of HMGB1 after TBI...
February 12, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448100/post-ischemic-administration-of-5-methoxyindole-2-carboxylic-acid-at-the-onset-of-reperfusion-affords-neuroprotection-against-stroke-injury-by-preserving-mitochondrial-function-and-attenuating-oxidative-stress
#15
Jinzi Wu, Zhen Jin, Xiaorong Yang, Liang-Jun Yan
We previously reported that 5-methoxyindole-2-carboxylic acid (MICA) could induce preconditioning effect in the ischemic brain of rat. In the present study, we addressed the question of whether MICA could also trigger a postconditioning effect in ischemic stroke. To this end, MICA (100mgkg body weight) was injected intraperitoneally at the onset of 24 h reperfusion following 1 h ischemia in rat brain. Results indicate that stroked animals treated with MICA showed less brain infarction volume than that of vehicle-treated animals...
February 12, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447771/topographical-distribution-of-perioperative-cerebral-infarction-associated-with-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#16
Jonathon P Fanning, Allan J Wesley, Darren L Walters, Andrew A Wong, Adrian G Barnett, Wendy E Strugnell, David G Platts, John F Fraser
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is associated with a high incidence of cerebrovascular injury. As these injuries are thought to be primarily embolic, neuroprotection strategies have focused on embolic protection devices. However, the topographical distribution of cerebral emboli and how this impacts on the effectiveness of these devices have not been thoroughly assessed. Here, we evaluated the anatomical characteristics of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-defined cerebral ischemic lesions occurring secondary to TAVI to enhance our understanding of the distribution of cardioembolic phenomena...
March 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447233/notch-signaling-inhibitor-dapt-provides-protection-against-acute-craniocerebral-injury
#17
Hong-Mei Zhang, Pei Liu, Cheng Jiang, Xiao-Qing Jin, Rui-Ning Liu, Shun-Qing Li, Yan Zhao
Notch signaling pathway is involved in many physiological and pathological processes. The γ-secretase inhibitor DAPT inhibits Notch signaling pathway and promotes nerve regeneration after cerebral ischemia. However, neuroprotective effects of DAPT against acute craniocerebral injury remain unclear. In this study, we established rat model of acute craniocerebral injury, and found that with the increase of damage grade, the expression of Notch and downstream protein Hes1 and Hes5 expression gradually increased...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447077/identification-of-proteins-that-bind-to-the-neuroprotective-agent-neoechinulin-a
#18
Shinji Kamisuki, Natsumi Himeno, Yukine Tsurukawa, Tomoe Kusayanagi, Masahiro Takeno, Takashi Kamakura, Kouji Kuramochi, Fumio Sugawara
Neoechinulin A is an indole alkaloid with several biological activities. We previously reported that this compound protects neuronal PC12 cells from cytotoxicity induced by the peroxynitrite generator 3-morpholinosydnonimine (SIN-1), but the target proteins and precise mechanism of action of neoechinulin A were unclear. Here, we employed a phage display screen to identify proteins that bind directly with neoechinulin A. Our findings identified two proteins, chromogranin B and glutaredoxin 3, as candidate target binding partners for the alkaloid...
February 15, 2018: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446722/herbal-compounds-with-special-reference-to-gastrodin-as-potential-therapeutic-agents-for-microglia-mediated-neuroin%C3%AF-ammation
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Juan-Juan Li, Shun-Jin Liu, Xiao-Yu Liu, Eng-Ang Ling
BACKGROUND: Activated microglia play a pivotal role neurodegenerative diseases by producing a variety of proinflammatory mediators including tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), interleukin-1bea (IL-1β) and nitric oxide (NO) that are toxic to neurons and oligodendrocytes. METHODS: In view of the above, suppression of microglia mediated neuroinflammation is deemed a therapeutic strategy for neurodegenerative diseases. Several potential Chinese herbal extracts have been reported to exert neuroprotective effects against neurodegenerative diseases targeting specifically at the activated microglia...
February 14, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445414/effects-of-a-new-nutraceutical-combination-on-cognitive-function-in-hypertensive-patients
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Giuseppe Giugliano, Alessia Salemme, Sara De Longis, Marialuisa Perrotta, Valentina D'Angelosante, Alessandro Landolfi, Raffaele Izzo, Valentina Trimarco
Background: Chronic increased arterial blood pressure has been associated with executive dysfunction, slowing of attention and mental processing speed, and later with memory deficits. Due to the absence of a concrete therapeutic approach to this pathophysiological process, in the last decades there has been an increasing interest in the use of nutraceuticals, especially those with antioxidant properties, which own strong neuroprotective potential, that may help to improve cognitive function and to delay the onset of dementia...
2018: Immunity & Ageing: I & A
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