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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676228/glaucoma-pathogenesis-and-neurotrophins-focus-on-the-molecular-and-genetic-basis-for-therapeutic-prospects
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Nitin Chitranshi, Yogita Dheer, Mojdeh Abbasi, Yuyi You, Stuart L Graham, Vivek Gupta
BACKGROUND: Retinal ganglion cell (RGC) degeneration is a major feature of glaucoma pathology. Neuroprotective approaches that delay or halt the progression of RGC loss are needed to prevent vision loss which can occur even after conventional medical or surgical treatments to lower intraocular pressure. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review was to examine the progress in genetics and cellular mechanisms associated with endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, RGC dysfunction and cell death pathways in glaucoma...
April 19, 2018: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671356/extracellular-vesicles-pathogenetic-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-value-in-traumatic-brain-injury
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Stefania Mondello, Eric P Thelin, Gerry Shaw, Michelle Salzet, Carmela Visalli, Dasa Cizkova, Firas Kobeissy, Andras Buki
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Accurate classification according to injury-specific and patient-specific characteristics is critical to help informed clinical decision-making and to the pursuit of precision medicine in TBI. Reliable biomarker signatures for improved TBI diagnostics are required but still an unmet need. Areas covered: Extracellular vesicles (EVs) represent a new class of biomarker candidates in TBI. These nano-sized vesicles have key roles in cell signaling profoundly impacting pathogenic pathways, progression and long-term sequelae of TBI...
April 19, 2018: Expert Review of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655412/dental-deafferentation-and-brain-damage-a-review-and-a-hypothesis
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REVIEW
Yi-Tai Jou
In the last few decades, neurobiological and human brain imaging research have greatly advanced our understanding of brain mechanisms that support perception and memory, as well as their function in daily activities. Knowledge of the neurobiological mechanisms behind the deafferentation of stomatognathic systems has also expanded greatly in recent decades. In particular, current studies reveal that the peripheral deafferentations of stomatognathic systems may be projected globally into the central nervous system (CNS) and become an associated critical factor in triggering and aggravating neurodegenerative diseases...
April 2018: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615954/microbiome-mediated-upregulation-of-microrna-146a-in-sporadic-alzheimer-s-disease
#4
Yuhai Zhao, Walter J Lukiw
The first indication of a potential mechanistic link between the pathobiology of the human gastrointestinal (GI)-tract microbiome and its contribution to the pathogenetic mechanisms of sporadic Alzheimer's disease (AD) came a scant 4 years ago (1). Ongoing research continues to strengthen the hypothesis that neurotoxic microbial-derived components of the GI tract microbiome can cross aging GI tract and blood-brain barriers and contribute to progressive proinflammatory neurodegeneration, as exemplified by the AD-process...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608989/advances-challenges-and-promises-in-pediatric-neuroimaging-of-neurodevelopmental-disorders
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REVIEW
Haley M Bednarz, Rajesh K Kana
Recent years have witnessed the proliferation of neuroimaging studies of neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs), particularly of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and Tourette's syndrome (TS). Neuroimaging offers immense potential in understanding the biology of these disorders, and how it relates to clinical symptoms. Neuroimaging techniques, in the long run, may help identify neurobiological markers to assist clinical diagnosis and treatment. However, methodological challenges have affected the progress of clinical neuroimaging...
March 31, 2018: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602739/negative-symptoms-of-schizophrenia-new-developments-and-unanswered-research-questions
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REVIEW
Silvana Galderisi, Armida Mucci, Robert W Buchanan, Celso Arango
Negative symptoms of schizophrenia are associated with poor functional outcome and place a substantial burden on people with this disorder, their families, and health-care systems. We summarise the evolution of the conceptualisation of negative symptoms, the most important findings, and the remaining open questions. Several studies have shown that negative symptoms might be primary to schizophrenia or secondary to other factors, and that they cluster in the domains of avolition-apathy and expressive deficit...
March 27, 2018: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581538/brain-lactate-and-ph-in-schizophrenia-and-bipolar-disorder-a-systematic-review-of-findings-from-magnetic-resonance-studies
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Asli Ercan Dogan, Cagri Yuksel, Fei Du, Virginie-Anne Chouinard, Dost Öngür
Converging evidence from molecular to neuroimaging studies suggests brain energy metabolism abnormalities in both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. One emerging hypothesis is: decreased oxidative phosphorylation leading to accumulation of lactic acid from glycolysis and subsequent acidification of tissue. In this regard, integrating lactate and pH data from magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) studies in both diseases may help us understand underlying neurobiological mechanisms. In order to achieve this goal, we performed a systematic search of case-control studies examining brain lactate or pH among schizophrenia and/or bipolar patients by using MRS...
March 14, 2018: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29562543/different-cognitive-frailty-models-and-health-and-cognitive-related-outcomes-in-older-age-from-epidemiology-to-prevention
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Francesco Panza, Madia Lozupone, Vincenzo Solfrizzi, Rodolfo Sardone, Vittorio Dibello, Luca Di Lena, Francesca D'Urso, Roberta Stallone, Massimo Petruzzi, Gianluigi Giannelli, Nicola Quaranta, Antonello Bellomo, Antonio Greco, Antonio Daniele, Davide Seripa, Giancarlo Logroscino
Frailty, a critical intermediate status of the aging process that is at increased risk for negative health-related events, includes physical, cognitive, and psychosocial domains or phenotypes. Cognitive frailty is a condition recently defined by operationalized criteria describing coexisting physical frailty and mild cognitive impairment (MCI), with two proposed subtypes: potentially reversible cognitive frailty (physical frailty/MCI) and reversible cognitive frailty (physical frailty/pre-MCI subjective cognitive decline)...
2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29562515/underlying-biological-processes-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-amyloidosis-versus-neurodegeneration
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Isabel Santana, Inês Baldeiras, Beatriz Santiago, Diana Duro, Sandra Freitas, Miguel Tábuas Pereira, Maria Rosário Almeida, Catarina Resende Oliveira
The amyloid cascade hypothesis proposes amyloid-β (Aβ) as the earliest and key pathological hallmark of Alzheimer's disease (AD), but this mandatory "amyloid-first pathway" has been contested. Longitudinal studies of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) patients represent an opportunity to investigate the intensity of underlying biological processes (amyloidosis versus neurodegeneration) and their relevance for progression to AD. We re-examined our cohort of amnestic MCI, grouped according to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers, aiming at establishing their prognostic value for Alzheimer-type dementia and testing the hypothetical model of biomarkers sequence, based on the amyloid cascade...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29558123/proteomics-improves-the-new-understanding-of-honeybee-biology
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Zewdu Hora, Solomon Zewdu Altaye, Abebe Jenberie Wubie, Jianke Li
The honeybee is one of the most valuable insect pollinators, which plays a key role in pollinating wild vegetation and agricultural crops, with significant contribution to world food production. Although honeybees have long been studied as model for social evolution, the molecular level of honeybee biology remained poorly understood until the year 2006. With the available honeybee genome sequence, technological advancements in protein separation, mass spectrometry, and bioinformatics, wide ranges of honeybee biology such as developmental biology, physiology, behavior, neurobiology, and immunology are explored to a new depth at molecular and biochemical levels...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29554962/neurochemical-changes-in-basal-ganglia-affect-time-perception-in-parkinsonians
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REVIEW
Francisco Magalhães, Kaline Rocha, Victor Marinho, Jéssica Ribeiro, Thomaz Oliveira, Carla Ayres, Thalys Bento, Francisca Leite, Daya Gupta, Victor Hugo Bastos, Bruna Velasques, Pedro Ribeiro, Marco Orsini, Silmar Teixeira
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease is described as resulting from dopaminergic cells progressive degeneration, specifically in the substantia nigra pars compacta that influence the voluntary movements control, decision making and time perception. AIM: This review had a goal to update the relation between time perception and Parkinson's Disease. METHODOLOGY: We used the PRISMA methodology for this investigation built guided for subjects dopaminergic dysfunction in the time judgment, pharmacological models with levodopa and new studies on the time perception in Parkinson's Disease...
March 19, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550367/contemporary-strategies-for-dissecting-the-neuronal-basis-of-neurodevelopmental-disorders
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Dong-Oh Seo, Laura E Motard, Michael R Bruchas
Great efforts in clinical and basic research have shown progress in understanding the neurobiological mechanisms of neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism, schizophrenia, and attention-deficit hyperactive disorders. Literature on this field have suggested that these disorders are affected by the complex interaction of genetic, biological, psychosocial and environmental risk factors. However, this complexity of interplaying risk factors during neurodevelopment has prevented a complete understanding of the causes of those neuropsychiatric symptoms...
March 14, 2018: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29542090/morphology-and-physiology-of-the-ascidian-nervous-systems-and-the-effectors
#13
Atsuo Nishino
Neurobiology in ascidians has made many advances. Ascidians have offered natural advantages to researchers, including fecundity, structural simplicity, invariant morphology, and fast and stereotyped developmental processes. The researchers have also accumulated on this animal a great deal of knowledge, genomic resources, and modern genetic techniques. A recent connectomic analysis has shown an ultimately resolved image of the larval nervous system, whereas recent applications of live imaging and optogenetics have clarified the functional organization of the juvenile nervous system...
2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530339/spinogenesis-and-plastic-changes-in-the-dendritic-spines-of-spinal-cord-motoneurons-after-traumatic-injury-in-rats
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Eliseo Portilla-de Buen, Hermelinda Salgado-Ceballos, David González-Tapia, Caridad Leal-Cortés, Rodrigo Mondragón-Lozano, Stephanie Sánchez-Torres, Laura Álvarez-Mejía, Omar Fabela-Sánchez, Néstor I Martínez-Torres, Myrna M González-Ramírez, Nallely Vázquez-Hernández, Ignacio González-Burgos
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord injury (SCI) is highly incapacitating, and the neurobiological factors involved in an eventual functional recovery remain uncertain. Plastic changes to dendritic spines are closely related with the functional modifications of behavior. AIM OF THE STUDY: To explore the plastic response of dendritic spines in motoneurons after SCI. METHODS: Female rats were assigned to either of three groups: Intact (no manipulations), Sham (T9 laminectomy), and SCI (T9 laminectomy and spinal cord contusion)...
March 10, 2018: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29529266/varieties-of-self-disorder-a-bio-pheno-social-model-of-schizophrenia
#15
Louis Sass, Juan P Borda, Luis Madeira, Elizabeth Pienkos, Barnaby Nelson
The self-disorder model offers a unifying way of conceptualizing schizophrenia's highly diverse symptoms (positive, negative, disorganized), of capturing their distinctive bizarreness, and of conceiving their longitudinal development. These symptoms are viewed as differing manifestations of an underlying disorder of ipseity or core-self: hyper-reflexivity/diminished-self-presence with accompanying disturbances of "grip" or "hold" on reality. Recent revision to this phenomenological theory, in particular distinguishing primary-vs-secondary factors, offers a bio-pheno-social model that is consistent with recent empirical findings and offers several advantages: (1) It helps account for the temporal variations of the symptoms or syndrome, including longitudinal progression, but also the shorter-term, situationally reactive, and sometimes defensive or quasi-intentional variability of symptom-expression that can occur in schizophrenia (consistent with understanding some aspects of ipseity-disturbance as dynamic and mutable, involving shifting attitudes or experiential orientations)...
February 5, 2018: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29524515/mdma-assisted-psychotherapy-for-ptsd-are-memory-reconsolidation-and-fear-extinction-underlying-mechanisms
#16
REVIEW
Allison A Feduccia, Michael C Mithoefer
MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for treatment of PTSD has recently progressed to Phase 3 clinical trials and received Breakthrough Therapy designation by the FDA. MDMA used as an adjunct during psychotherapy sessions has demonstrated effectiveness and acceptable safety in reducing PTSD symptoms in Phase 2 trials, with durable remission of PTSD diagnosis in 68% of participants. The underlying psychological and neurological mechanisms for the robust effects in mitigating PTSD are being investigated in animal models and in studies of healthy volunteers...
March 7, 2018: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523342/migraine
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REVIEW
David W Dodick
Migraine is a chronic paroxysmal neurological disorder characterised by multiphase attacks of head pain and a myriad of neurological symptoms. The underlying genetic and biological underpinnings and neural networks involved are coming sharply into focus. This progress in the fundamental understanding of migraine has led to novel, mechanism-based and disease-specific therapeutics. In this Seminar, the clinical features and neurobiology of migraine are reviewed, evidence to support available treatment options is provided, and emerging drug, device, and biological therapies are discussed...
March 31, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29521408/-transdiagnostic-psychiatry-work-in-progress
#18
T A M J van Amelsvoort, M C Klaassen, O A van den Heuvel
BACKGROUND: There is an increasing awareness that the current approach to clinical thought and work in psychiatry in relation to psychiatric diagnosis, treatment and research has its limitations. This necessitates a process to reform both the clinical practice and future scientific research. One way to reform this is the transdiagnostic approach. AIM: To clarify the psychological, biological and therapeutic aspects of a transdiagnostic approach in psychiatry. METHOD: An analysis of new approaches based on recent findings from the recent literature...
2018: Tijdschrift Voor Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29503790/mechanisms-underlying-sex-differences-in-cannabis-use
#19
Katina C Calakos, Shivani Bhatt, Dawn W Foster, Kelly P Cosgrove
Purpose of the Review: Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit substance worldwide. In recent decades, highly concentrated products have flooded the market, and prevalence rates have increased. Gender differences exist in cannabis use, as men have higher prevalence of both cannabis use and cannabis use disorder (CUD), while women progress more rapidly from first use to CUD. This paper reviews findings from preclinical and human studies examining the sex-specific neurobiological underpinnings of cannabis use and CUD, and associations with psychiatric symptoms...
December 2017: Current Addiction Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29493556/behavioral-and-neuroanatomical-approaches-in-models-of-neurodevelopmental-disorders-opportunities-for-translation
#20
Jill L Silverman, Jacob Ellegood
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review highlights the invaluable contribution of in-vivo rodent models in dissecting the underlying neurobiology for numerous neurodevelopmental disorders. Currently, models are routinely generated with precision genomics and characterized for research on neurodevelopmental disorders. In order to impact translation, outcome measures that are translationally relevant are essential. This review emphasizes the importance of accurate neurobehavioral and anatomical analyses...
April 2018: Current Opinion in Neurology
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