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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906756/optic-neuritis-the-eye-as-a-window-to-the-brain
#1
Thomas M Jenkins, Ahmed T Toosy
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acute optic neuritis is a common clinical problem, requiring a structured assessment to guide management and prevent visual loss. The optic nerve is the most accessible part of the central nervous system, so optic neuritis also represents an important paradigm to help decipher mechanisms of damage and recovery in the central nervous system. Important developments include the advent of optical coherence tomography as a biomarker of central nervous system axonal loss, the discovery of new pathological antibodies, notably against aquaporin-4 and, more recently, myelin oligodendrocyte protein, and emerging evidence for sodium channel blockade as a novel therapeutic approach to address energy failure in neuroinflammatory disease...
November 30, 2016: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905992/variable-sensitivity-to-complement-dependent-cytotoxicity-in-murine-models-of-neuromyelitis-optica
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Yiting Liu, Danielle E Harlow, Katherine S Given, Gregory P Owens, Wendy B Macklin, Jeffrey L Bennett
BACKGROUND: Studies of neuromyelitis optica (NMO), an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (CNS), have demonstrated that autoantibodies against the water channel aquaporin-4 (AQP4) induce astrocyte damage through complement-dependent cytotoxicity (CDC). In developing experimental models of NMO using cells, tissues or animals from mice, co-administration of AQP4-IgG and normal human serum, which serves as the source of human complement (HC), is required. The sensitivity of mouse CNS cells to HC and CDC in these models is not known...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904495/higher-frequency-of-brain-abnormalities-in-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-patients-without-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
#3
Li-Na Gu, Min Zhang, Hui Zhu, Jing-Yao Liu
Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder often co-exists with primary Sjögren's syndrome. We compared the clinical features of 16 neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder patients with (n = 6) or without primary Sjögren's syndrome (n = 10). All patients underwent extensive clinical, laboratory, and MRI evaluations. There were no statistical differences in demographics or first neurological involvement at onset between neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder patients with and without primary Sjögren's syndrome...
October 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884934/chronic-neuropathic-pain-severity-is-determined-by-lesion-level-in-aquaporin-4-antibody-positive-myelitis
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George Tackley, Domizia Vecchio, Shahd Hamid, Maciej Jurynczyk, Yazhuo Kong, Rosie Gore, Kerry Mutch, Mark Woodhall, Patrick Waters, Angela Vincent, Maria Isabel Leite, Irene Tracey, Anu Jacob, Jacqueline Palace
IMPORTANCE: Chronic, intractable neuropathic pain is a common and debilitating consequence of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) myelitis, with no satisfactory treatment; few studies have yet to explore its aetiology. OBJECTIVE: To establish if myelitis-associated chronic pain in NMOSD is related to the craniocaudal location of spinal cord lesions. METHOD: (1) Retrospective cohort of 76 aquaporin 4-antibody (AQP4-Ab)-positive patients from Oxford and Liverpool's national NMOSD clinics, assessing current pain and craniocaudal location of cord lesion contemporary to pain onset...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847726/neuromyelitis-optica-masquerading-as-lumbosacral-radiculopathy-a-case-report
#5
Seungyeon Kim, Bumsun Kwon, Jinwoo Park, Hojun Lee, Hyojun Kim, Dayun Park, Kiyeun Nam
Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) is a demyelinating syndrome of the central nervous system. This case report describes a 31-year-old woman whose electromyography revealed radiculopathy in the left L5-S1 spinal segment without anatomical abnormalities on lumbosacral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). She was diagnosed with NMOSD based on gadolinium contrast whole spine and brain MRI and anti-aquaporin-4 antibody findings. Her peripheral nervous system might have been damaged during the early course of NMOSD...
October 2016: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844165/myelin-oligodendrocyte-glycoprotein-mog-autoantibodies-as-potential-markers-of-severe-optic-neuritis-and-subclinical-retinal-axonal-degeneration
#6
Joachim Havla, T Kümpfel, R Schinner, M Spadaro, E Schuh, E Meinl, R Hohlfeld, O Outteryck
Antibodies against conformation-dependent epitopes of myelin-oligodendrocyte-glycoprotein (MOG-abs) are present in subgroups of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), recurrent optic neuritis (rON), multiple sclerosis (MS), and anti-NMDAR encephalitis. Using optical coherence tomography (OCT) we assessed whether MOG-abs might serve as potential marker of retinal axonal degeneration. We investigated a clinically heterogeneous cohort of 13 MOG-abs-positive patients (4 MOG-abs-positive rON, 4 MOG-abs-positive adult MS, 3 MOG-abs-positive relapsing encephalomyelitis, 2 MOG-abs-positive aquaporin-4-abs-negative NMOSD)...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823947/coexisting-neuronal-autoantibodies-among-children-with-demyelinating-syndromes
#7
Hikmet Kıztanır, Gonca Bektaş, Edibe Pembegül Yıldız, Tuğçe Aksu Uzunhan, Burak Tatlı, Nur Aydınlı, Mine Çalışkan, Meral Özmen
OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence and clinical relevance of neuronal autoantibodies in children with demyelinating syndromes. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study including 31 consecutive children with demyelinating syndromes. Four patients with N-Methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis, 32 patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome, 13 children with benign childhood epilepsy, and 28 healthy children were used as controls. Prior to initiating immunomodulatory therapy, serum samples were tested for antibodies against NMDAR, α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid receptor (AMPAR) 1, AMPAR2, leucine-rich glioma-activated protein 1, contactin-associated protein 2, gamma-aminobutyric acid B receptors, paraneoplastic ma antigen 2 (PNMA2/Ta), Yo, Ri, Hu, CV2, amphiphysin, and aquaporin-4 by indirect immunofluorescence assays...
November 4, 2016: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806869/serum-specam-1-and-svcam-1-levels-are-associated-with-conversion-to-multiple-sclerosis-in-patients-with-optic-neuritis
#8
Alicja Kalinowska-Łyszczarz, Sławomir Michalak, Mikołaj A Pawlak, Jacek Losy, Wojciech Kozubski
Platelet-Endothelial-Cell-Adhesion-Molecule-1 (PECAM-1) and Human-Vascular-CAM-1 (VCAM-1) are adhesion molecules involved in leukocyte-endothelial interaction. In our study serum levels of sPECAM-1 and sVCAM-1 were measured (ELISA) in twenty-nine patients during their first monosymptomatic optic neuritis (ON) episode. Anti-aquaporin-4-antibodies (AQP4-IgG) were detected with the cell-based assay. Patients were followed for seven years, during which 16/24 AQP4-IgG (-) patients developed MS and 2/5 AQP4-IgG (+) patients developed NMO...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802825/mog-igg-in-nmo-and-related-disorders-a-multicenter-study-of-50-patients-part-3-brainstem-involvement-frequency-presentation-and-outcome
#9
Sven Jarius, Ingo Kleiter, Klemens Ruprecht, Nasrin Asgari, Kalliopi Pitarokoili, Nadja Borisow, Martin W Hümmert, Corinna Trebst, Florence Pache, Alexander Winkelmann, Lena-Alexandra Beume, Marius Ringelstein, Oliver Stich, Orhan Aktas, Mirjam Korporal-Kuhnke, Alexander Schwarz, Carsten Lukas, Jürgen Haas, Kai Fechner, Mathias Buttmann, Judith Bellmann-Strobl, Hanna Zimmermann, Alexander U Brandt, Diego Franciotta, Kathrin Schanda, Friedemann Paul, Markus Reindl, Brigitte Wildemann
BACKGROUND: Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibodies (MOG-IgG) are present in a subset of aquaporin-4 (AQP4)-IgG-negative patients with optic neuritis (ON) and/or myelitis. Little is known so far about brainstem involvement in MOG-IgG-positive patients. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the frequency, clinical and paraclinical features, course, outcome, and prognostic implications of brainstem involvement in MOG-IgG-positive ON and/or myelitis. METHODS: Retrospective case study...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802824/mog-igg-in-nmo-and-related-disorders-a-multicenter-study-of-50-patients-part-4-afferent-visual-system-damage-after-optic-neuritis-in-mog-igg-seropositive-versus-aqp4-igg-seropositive-patients
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Florence Pache, Hanna Zimmermann, Janine Mikolajczak, Sophie Schumacher, Anna Lacheta, Frederike C Oertel, Judith Bellmann-Strobl, Sven Jarius, Brigitte Wildemann, Markus Reindl, Amy Waldman, Kerstin Soelberg, Nasrin Asgari, Marius Ringelstein, Orhan Aktas, Nikolai Gross, Mathias Buttmann, Thomas Ach, Klemens Ruprecht, Friedemann Paul, Alexander U Brandt
BACKGROUND: Antibodies against myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG-IgG) have been reported in patients with aquaporin-4 antibody (AQP4-IgG)-negative neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD). The objective of this study was to describe optic neuritis (ON)-induced neuro-axonal damage in the retina of MOG-IgG-positive patients in comparison with AQP4-IgG-positive NMOSD patients. METHODS: Afferent visual system damage following ON was bilaterally assessed in 16 MOG-IgG-positive patients with a history of ON and compared with that in 16 AQP4-IgG-positive NMOSD patients...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788616/distinctive-characteristics-of-early-onset-and-late-onset-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders
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Lin-Jie Zhang, Li-Na Yang, Ting Li, Jing Wang, Yuan Qi, Da-Qi Zhang, Chun-Sheng Yang, Li Yang
OBJECTIVES: Little is known about patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) as defined by onset age. This study aimed to analyze the different demographic, clinical, laboratory, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) characteristics in early-onset (≤ 50 years) NMOSD (EONMOSD) and late-onset (> 50 years) NMOSD (LONMOSD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We enrolled 142 patients with NMOSD from Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, Tianjin, China, and categorized them into two groups according to the age of onset: EONMOSD and LONMOSD...
October 27, 2016: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27772762/low-t3-syndrome-in-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-associations-with-disease-activity-and-disability
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Eun Bin Cho, Ju-Hong Min, Hye-Jin Cho, Jin Myoung Seok, Hye Lim Lee, Hee Young Shin, Kwang-Ho Lee, Byoung Joon Kim
BACKGROUND: Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) sometimes coexists with serological marker-positive, non-organ-specific autoimmune disorders. We evaluated the prevalence of thyroid dysfunction and anti-thyroid antibodies in patients with NMO spectrum disorder (NMOSD) and investigated the associations between thyroid dysfunction/autoimmunity and clinical features of NMOSD. METHODS: Forty-nine NMOSD patients with anti-aquaporin-4 antibody and 392 age- and sex-matched healthy controls were included...
November 15, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769253/the-role-of-anti-aquaporin-4-antibody-in-the-conversion-of-acute-brainstem-syndrome-to-neuromyelitis-optica
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Chen Cheng, Ying Jiang, Xiaodong Lu, Fu Gu, Zhuang Kang, Yongqiang Dai, Zhengqi Lu, Xueqiang Hu
BACKGROUND: Acute brainstem syndrome (ABS) may herald multiple sclerosis (MS), neuromyelitis optica (NMO), or occur as an isolated syndrome. The aquaporin 4 (AQP4)-specific serum autoantibody, NMO-IgG, is a biomarker for NMO. However, the role of anti-AQP4 antibody in the conversion of ABS to NMO is unclear. METHODS: Thirty-one patients with first-event ABS were divided into two groups according to the presence of anti-AQP4 antibodies, their clinical features and outcomes were retrospectively analyzed...
October 21, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761482/immunology-of-neuromyelitis-optica-during-pregnancy
#14
Vahid Davoudi, Kiandokht Keyhanian, Riley M Bove, Tanuja Chitnis
Anti-aquaporin-4 (AQP4) autoantibody plays a key role in the pathogenesis of neuromyelitis optica (NMO). Studies have shown increased relapse rates in patients with NMO during pregnancy and postpartum. High estrogen levels during pregnancy can increase activation-induced cytidine deaminase expression, which is responsible for immunoglobulin production. Additionally, sex hormones may influence antibody glycosylation, with effects on antibody function. Estrogen decreases apoptosis of self-reactive B cells, through upregulation of antiapoptotic molecules...
December 2016: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27758954/influence-of-female-sex-and-fertile-age-on-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders
#15
Nadja Borisow, Ingo Kleiter, Anna Gahlen, Katrin Fischer, Klaus-Dieter Wernecke, Florence Pache, Klemens Ruprecht, Joachim Havla, Markus Krumbholz, Tania Kümpfel, Orhan Aktas, Marius Ringelstein, Christian Geis, Christoph Kleinschnitz, Achim Berthele, Bernhard Hemmer, Klemens Angstwurm, Robert Weissert, Jan-Patrick Stellmann, Simon Schuster, Martin Stangel, Florian Lauda, Hayrettin Tumani, Christoph Mayer, Lena Zeltner, Ulf Ziemann, Ralf A Linker, Matthias Schwab, Martin Marziniak, Florian Then Bergh, Ulrich Hofstadt-van Oy, Oliver Neuhaus, Alexander Winkelmann, Wael Marouf, Lioba Rückriem, Jürgen Faiss, Brigitte Wildemann, Friedemann Paul, Sven Jarius, Corinna Trebst, Kerstin Hellwig
BACKGROUND: Gender and age at onset are important epidemiological factors influencing prevalence, clinical presentation, and treatment response in autoimmune diseases. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of female sex and fertile age on aquaporin-4-antibody (AQP4-ab) status, attack localization, and response to attack treatment in patients with neuromyelitis optica (NMO) and its spectrum disorders (neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD)). METHODS: Female-to-male ratios, diagnosis at last visit (NMO vs NMOSD), attack localization, attack treatment, and outcome were compared according to sex and age at disease or attack onset...
October 6, 2016: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757816/blood-biomarkers-as-outcome-measures-in-inflammatory-neurologic-diseases
#16
Nabil K El Ayoubi, Samia J Khoury
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system. Only a few biomarkers are available in MS clinical practice, such as cerebrospinal fluid oligoclonal bands and immunoglobulin index, serum anti-aquaporin 4 antibodies, and serum anti-John Cunningham virus antibodies. Thus, there is a significant unmet need for biomarkers to assess prognosis, response to therapy, or potential treatment complications. Here we describe emerging biomarkers that are in development, focusing on those from peripheral blood...
October 18, 2016: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749786/detection-of-thyroid-abnormalities-in-aquaporin-4-antibody-seropositive-optic-neuritis-patients
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Shuo Zhao, Huanfen Zhou, Xudong Peng, Shaoying Tan, Zihao Liu, Tingjun Chen, Quangang Xu, Shihui Wei
OBJECTIVE: This study retrospectively analyzed the frequency of anti-thyroid antibodies (ATAs) and thyroid disease in patients with optic neuritis (ON). METHODS: Tests of serum thyroglobulin (TG) and thyroid peroxidase (TPO) antibodies and thyroid function were performed in 97 ON patients. Blood also was drawn to test for AQP4-Ab using cell-based and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. Comparisons of the frequencies of ATAs, thyroid diseases and thyroid function were performed based on AQP4-Ab status...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27732973/diagnostic-utility-of-systematic-aquaporin-4-antibodies-determination-in-the-first-event-of-immune-mediated-optic-neuritis
#18
Edgar Carnero Contentti, Mariana De Virgiliis, Javier Pablo Hryb, Felisa Leguizamon, Julia Celso, José Luis Di Pace, Mónica Perassolo
BACKGROUND: Antibodies against aquaporin-4 (AQP4-ab) have diagnostic and prognostic value. However, little is known to date about their utility in the first event of optic neuritis (ON). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the utility of systematic AQP4-ab determination in a retrospective cohort of patients with a first onset of ON. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients (n = 42) were tested for AQP4-ab in the following context: typical ON (TON) and atypical ON (AON)...
2016: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725883/clinical-features-and-visual-outcomes-of-optic-neuritis-in-chinese-children
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Huanfen Zhou, Wei Wang, Quangang Xu, Shaoying Tan, Shuo Zhao, Mo Yang, Chunxia Peng, Shihui Wei
Purpose. Although optic neuritis (ON) in children is relatively common, visual outcomes and factors associated with the condition have not been well documented. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical features and visual outcomes of ON in Chinese children. Methods. Patients with a first episode of ON at a tertiary neuroophthalmic centre in China were assessed and followed up for at least three months. Visual outcomes and clinical, laboratory, and neuroimaging findings were reviewed. In patients with bilateral ON, only the eyes with worse visual acuity (VA) at presentation were used for statistical analysis...
2016: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725114/different-etiologies-and-prognoses-of-optic-neuritis-in-demyelinating-diseases
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Tetsuya Akaishi, Ichiro Nakashima, Takayuki Takeshita, Kimihiko Kaneko, Shunji Mugikura, Douglas Kazutoshi Sato, Toshiyuki Takahashi, Toru Nakazawa, Masashi Aoki, Kazuo Fujihara
We compared the clinical features of optic neuritis (ON) that are frequently observed in various central nervous system demyelinating diseases, including multiple sclerosis (MS), anti-aquaporin 4 (AQP4) antibody- and anti-myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) autoantibody-related diseases. Almost all the AQP4-ON patients were female, whereas half of the MOG-ON patients were male. The ON-onset age was younger in MS-ON and was older in AQP4-ON. The ON-lesion detected using optic MRI in the acute phase was longer in MOG-ON and showed severe swelling and twisting...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Neuroimmunology
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