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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927249/gut-microbiota-obesity-and-metabolic-disorders
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Alessandro Federico, Marcello Dallio, Rosa DI Sarno, Valentina Giorgio, Luca Miele
Obesity, diabetes and metabolic disorders represent hugely significant problems concerning the health in Western countries and the study of gut microbiota in metabolic pathologies is part of this framework. Diet effects on intestinal microbial composition and its role in pathogenetic mechanisms responsible for both obesity and systemic, hepatic and adipose tissue inflammation, represent at the moment one of this mostpromising topic in gastroenterology research. Gut health safety is essential, but it needs to be further explored in order to understand and interrupt the pathogenetic mechanisms, which support a large number of diseases...
December 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927102/mining-the-glioma-susceptibility-genes-in-children-from-gene-expression-profiles-and-a-methylation-database
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Yongqiang Xi, Wanzhong Tang, Song Yang, Maolei Li, Yuchao He, Xianhua Fu
Glioma is the most common type of primary brain tumor, which is associated with a poor prognosis due to its aggressive growth behavior and highly invasive nature. Research regarding glioma pathogenesis is expected to provide novel methods of adjuvant therapy for the treatment of glioma. The use of bioinformatics to identify candidate genes is commonly used to understand the genetic basis of disease. The present study used bioinformatics to mine the disease-related genes using gene expression profiles (GSE50021) and dual-channel DNA methylation data (GSE50022)...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926478/characterization-of-spontaneous-hydrocephalus-development-in-the-young-atherosclerosis-prone-mice
#3
Chuanguo Liu, Guorong Li, Pingping Wang, Yan Wang, Jie Pan
Little has been reported on whether abnormal lipid metabolism affects hydrocephalus, although congenital malformations and infectious diseases are major causal factors for hydrocephalus development. In a study on the pathogenesis of atherogenesis in mice, we unexpectedly discovered that hydrocephalus occurred in partial apolipoptotein E (apoE) and low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) double-knockout (apoE/LDLR) mice fed either chow or a high-fat and high-cholesterol diet between the ages of 4 and 12 weeks...
September 18, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925890/the-use-of-hemodynamic-and-cerebral-monitoring-to-study-pharmacodynamics-in-neonates
#4
A Smits, L Thewissen, A Dereymaeker, E Dempsey, A Caicedo, Gunnar Naulaers
BACKGROUND: Drugs acting on the cardiovascular and central nervous system often display relatively fast clinical responses, which may differ in neonates compared to children and adults. Introduction of bedside monitoring tools might be of additional value in the pharmacodynamic (PD) assessment of such drugs in neonates. METHODS: We aim to provide an overview of the frequently used monitoring tools to assess drug effects on the hemodynamic status as well as the cerebral circulation, oxygenation and cerebral metabolism in neonates...
September 18, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925731/detection-of-metabolic-pattern-following-decompressive-craniectomy-in-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-a-microdialysis-study
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Deepak Gupta, Raghav Singla, Anna T Mazzeo, Eric B Schnieder, Vivek Tandon, S S Kale, A K Mahapatra
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to detect mitochondrial dysfunction and ischaemia in severe traumatic brain injury and their relationship with outcome. METHODS: Forty-one patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) who underwent decompressive craniectomy were prospectively monitored with intracerebral microdialysis catheters (MD). Variables related to energy metabolism were studied using microdialysis. RESULTS: Twentysix patients (63...
September 19, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925476/late-onset-pompe-disease-in-a-54-year-old-sportsman-with-an-episode-of-syncope-a-case-report
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M Walczak-Galezewska, D Skrypnik, M Szulinska, K Musialik, K Skrypnik, P Bogdanski
Pompe disease is an extra-rare metabolic storage disease with deficiency of acid-alpha-glucosidase (GAA) enzyme activity, which leads to the pathologic accumulation of glycogen in target tissues (skeletal muscles, heart, brain). Clinical features and severity vary by the age of onset, rate of extent of organ involvement. In the late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD) form, essential cardiomyopathy seems to be uncommon. Muscles weakness and respiratory failure are the main symptoms of adult patient with Pompe disease...
August 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924492/the-essentials-of-a-global-index-for-cognitive-function
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Joseph Mathew Antony, Ian Weaver, Matthew Rueffer, Najla Guthrie, Malkanthi Evans
Cognition is comprised of the faculties: perception, creativity, intuition, and ratiocination. Optimal levels of cognition are needed for independent functioning and balanced living. With an aging population that continues to grow, dietary supplements that tilt the balance towards maintenance of cognition are being marketed for vulnerable populations facing these challenges. Randomized clinical trials provide the causal inference necessary to define the efficacy of emerging nutraceuticals. Cognition testing, in particular, requires a battery of tests that encompass all brain regions involved in cognition so as to provide endpoints necessary for product validation...
2017: Translational Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923612/deceased-organ-donation-from-pediatric-donors-does-the-literature-really-help-us-implication-for-more-powerful-guidelines
#8
M Mojtabaee, F Sadegh Beigee, F Ghorbani
BACKGROUND: Brain-dead pediatric donors have always been the focus of attention because of the higher quality, utility, and possibility of their organ donation. However, donors under the age of 5 years always necessitate making more challenging management efforts, which are not clearly implied in most parts of the guidelines. METHODS: The data obtained from 79 brain-dead pediatric donors of the Organ Procurement Unit of Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Tehran, Iran, were assessed...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922966/plasma-lipids-metabolism-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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Alana C Costa, Helena P G Joaquim, Orestes Forlenza, Leda L Talib, Wagner F Gattaz
OBJECTIVES: Expression of phospholipids and related molecules could provide panels of multiple biomarkers searching for the signature of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The aim of the present study was to quantify ten phospholipids and simultaneously determine phospholipase A2 (PLA2) activity in blood of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and AD patients. METHODS: Thirty-four AD, 20 MCI and 25 controls were enrolled. The phospholipids where analysed using the AbsoluteIDQ(®) p180 Kit...
September 19, 2017: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922962/changes-in-18f-fluorodeoxyglucose-activities-in-a-shockwave-induced-traumatic-brain-injury-model-using-lithotripsy
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Afshin Andre Divani, Jenny-Ann Phan, Pascal Salazar, Karen S SantaCruz, Ornina Bachour, Javad Mahmoudi, Xiao-Hong Zhu, Martin Pomper
We present a longitudinal study of cerebral metabolism using [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) in a rat model of shockwave-induced traumatic brain injury (SW-TBI). Anesthetized rats received 5 or 10 shockwave pulses to the right anterior lateral or dorsal frontal regions using shockwave lithotripsy. Animals were scanned for FDG uptake at baseline, 3 hours post-injury, and 3 days post-injury, using a small animal PET/CT scanner. FDG uptake at all time points was quantified as the ratio of brain activity relative to peripheral activity in the left ventricle (LV) in the heart (Abrain/ALV) for the entire brain, each hemisphere, and four cortices (motor, cingulate, somatosensory, and restrosplenial)...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922832/fast-spiking-parvalbumin-interneurons-are-frequently-myelinated-in-the-cerebral-cortex-of-mice-and-humans
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J Stedehouder, J J Couey, D Brizee, B Hosseini, J A Slotman, C M F Dirven, G Shpak, A B Houtsmuller, S A Kushner
Myelination, the insulating ensheathment of axons by oligodendrocytes, is thought to both optimize signal propagation and provide metabolic support. Despite the well-established physiological importance of myelination to neuronal function, relatively little is known about the myelination of GABAergic interneurons in the cerebral cortex. Here, we report that a large fraction of myelin in mouse cerebral cortex ensheaths GABAergic interneurons, reaching up to 80% in hippocampal subregions. Moreover, we find that a very high proportion of neocortical and hippocampal parvalbumin (PV) interneurons exhibit axonal myelination...
October 1, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922736/reduced-white-matter-integrity-in-borderline-personality-disorder-a-diffusion-tensor-imaging-study
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Taiga Ninomiya, Harumi Oshita, Yoshihisa Kawano, Chiharu Goto, Mai Matsuhashi, Koji Masuda, Fuku Takita, Toshihiko Izumi, Ayako Inoue, Haruka Higuma, Masayuki Kanehisa, Jotaro Akiyoshi
BACKGROUND: Borderline personality disorder (BPD) has a pervasive pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image, and emotions. BPD may be linked to an abnormal brain anatomy, but little is known about possible impairments of the white matter microstructure in BPD or their relationship with impulsivity or risky behaviors. The aims of the present study were to explore the relationship between BPD and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) parameters and psychological tests. METHODS: We evaluated 35 un-medicated BPD patients in a medication-free state and 50 healthy controls (HCs)...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922734/persistent-antidepressant-effect-of-low-dose-ketamine-and-activation-in-the-supplementary-motor-area-and-anterior-cingulate-cortex-in-treatment-resistant-depression-a-randomized-control-study
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Mu-Hong Chen, Cheng-Ta Li, Wei-Chen Lin, Chen-Jee Hong, Pei-Chi Tu, Ya-Mei Bai, Chih-Ming Cheng, Tung-Ping Su
A single low-dose ketamine infusion exhibited a rapid antidepressant effect within 1h. Despite its short biological half-life (approximately 3h), the antidepressant effect of ketamine has been demonstrated to persist for several days. However, changes in brain function responsible for the persistent antidepressant effect of a single low-dose ketamine infusion remain unclear METHODS: Twenty-four patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD) were randomized into three groups according to the treatment received: 0...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922334/common-malignant-brain-tumors-can-18f-fdg-pet-ct-aid-in-differentiation
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Nilendu C Purandare, Ameya Puranik, Sneha Shah, Archi Agrawal, Tejpal Gupta, Aliasgar Moiyadi, Prakash Shetty, Epari Shridhar, Rakesh Jalali, Venkatesh Rangarajan
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to evalute the metabolic characteristics of common malignant space-occupying lesions (SOL) of the brain and to determine the utility of fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) PET/CT in differentiating between the common types of malignant brain SOL. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients with brain SOL who were referred for an F-FDG PET/CT scan by a multidisciplinary team were included in this retrospective study. The metabolic characteristics of the brain lesions in the form of maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) along with tumor-to-background activity ratios were determined and differences were compared using nonparametric statistical tests...
September 15, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922151/dickkopf-3-dkk3-improves-amyloid-%C3%AE-pathology-cognitive-dysfunction-and-cerebral-glucose-metabolism-in-a-transgenic-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Li Zhang, Caixian Sun, Yaxi Jin, Kai Gao, Xudong Shi, Wenying Qiu, Chao Ma, Lianfeng Zhang
Dysfunctional Wnt signaling is associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD), and activation of the Wnt signaling pathway inhibits AD development. Dickkopf 3 (Dkk3) is a modulator of the Wnt signaling pathway and is physiologically expressed in the brain. The role of Dkk3 in the pathogenesis of AD has not been evaluated. In the present study, we determined that Dkk3 expression was significantly decreased in brain tissue from AD patients and the AD transgenic mouse model APPswe/PS1dE9 (AD mice). Transgenic mice with brain tissue-specific Dkk3 expression were generated or crossed with AD mice to study the effects of Dkk3 on AD...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921462/bifidobacterium-pseudocatenulatum-cect-7765-ameliorates-neuroendocrine-alterations-associated-with-an-exaggerated-stress-response-and-anhedonia-in-obese-mice
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Ana Agusti, A Moya-Pérez, I Campillo, S Montserrat-de la Paz, V Cerrudo, A Perez-Villalba, Yolanda Sanz
Obesity, besides being a problem of metabolic dysfunction, constitutes a risk factor for psychological disorders. Experimental models of diet-induced obesity have revealed that obese animals are prone to anxious and depressive-like behaviors. The present study aimed to evaluate whether Bifidobacterium pseudocatenulatum CECT 7765 could reverse the neurobehavioral consequences of obesity in a high-fat diet (HFD) fed mouse model via regulation of the gut-brain axis. Adult male wild-type C57BL-6 mice were fed a standard diet or HFD, supplemented with either placebo or the bifidobacterial strain for 13 weeks...
September 18, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920863/white-matter-microstructure-and-cognitive-decline-in-metabolic-syndrome-a-review-of-diffusion-tensor-imaging
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Freddy J Alfaro, Anna Gavrieli, Patricia Saade, Vasileios-Arsenios Lioutas, Jagriti Upadhyay, Vera Novak
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of cardiovascular risk factors defined by the presence of abdominal obesity, glucose intolerance, hypertension and/or dyslipidemia. It is a major public health epidemic worldwide, and a known risk factor for the development of cognitive dysfunction and dementia. Several studies have demonstrated a positive association between the presence of metabolic syndrome and worse cognitive outcomes, however, evidence of brain structure pathology is limited. Diffusion tensor imaging has offered new opportunities to detect microstructural white matter changes in metabolic syndrome, and a possibility to detect associations between functional and structural abnormalities...
September 8, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920148/differential-gene-expression-profiles-and-alternative-isoform-regulations-in-gill-of-nile-tilapia-in-response-to-acute-hypoxia
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Hong Lian Li, Hao Ran Lin, Jun Hong Xia
Fish often encounters exposures to acute environmental hypoxia either spatially or temporally. Gill organ plays important roles in response to hypoxic stress in fish. Few studies focus on the molecular regulation mechanisms of gills under hypoxic stress. In this study, we investigated the transcriptomic response to 12-h acute hypoxia in gill of a hypoxia tolerant fish, Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus through RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq). We sequenced messenger RNA from three control samples and three hypoxia-treated samples...
September 18, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919908/hepatic-s6k1-partially-regulates-lifespan-of-mice-with-mitochondrial-complex-i-deficiency
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Takashi K Ito, Chenhao Lu, Jacob Khan, Quy Nguyen, Heather Z Huang, Dayae Kim, James Phillips, Jo Tan, Yenna Lee, Tuyet Nguyen, Samy Khessib, Natalie Lim, Surapat Mekvanich, Joshua Oh, Victor V Pineda, Weirong Wang, Alessandro Bitto, Jonathan Y An, John F Morton, Mitsutoshi Setou, Warren C Ladiges, Matt Kaeberlein
The inactivation of ribosomal protein S6 kinase 1 (S6K1) recapitulates aspects of caloric restriction and mTORC1 inhibition to achieve prolonged longevity in invertebrate and mouse models. In addition to delaying normative aging, inhibition of mTORC1 extends the shortened lifespan of yeast, fly, and mouse models with severe mitochondrial disease. Here we tested whether disruption of S6K1 can recapitulate the beneficial effects of mTORC1 inhibition in the Ndufs4 knockout (NKO) mouse model of Leigh Syndrome caused by Complex I deficiency...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919852/dendritic-properties-control-energy-efficiency-of-action-potentials-in-cortical-pyramidal-cells
#20
Guosheng Yi, Jiang Wang, Xile Wei, Bin Deng
Neural computation is performed by transforming input signals into sequences of action potentials (APs), which is metabolically expensive and limited by the energy available to the brain. The metabolic efficiency of single AP has important consequences for the computational power of the cell, which is determined by its biophysical properties and morphologies. Here we adopt biophysically-based two-compartment models to investigate how dendrites affect energy efficiency of APs in cortical pyramidal neurons. We measure the Na(+) entry during the spike and examine how it is efficiently used for generating AP depolarization...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
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