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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245000/does-traumatic-brain-injury-hold-the-key-to-the-alzheimer-s-puzzle
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Robert E Becker, Dimitrios Kapogiannis, Nigel H Greig
INTRODUCTION: Neurodegenerative disorders have been a graveyard for hundreds of well-intentioned efforts at drug discovery and development. Concussion and other traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) share many overlapping pathologies and possible clinical links. METHODS: We searched the literature since 1995 using MEDLINE and Google Scholar for the terms concussion, AD, and shared neuropathologies. We also studied a TBI animal model as a supplement to transgenic (Tg) mouse AD models for evaluating AD drug efficacy by preventing neuronal losses...
December 12, 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244218/person-specific-contribution-of-neuropathologies-to-cognitive-loss-in-old-age
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Patricia A Boyle, Lei Yu, Robert S Wilson, Sue E Leurgans, Julie A Schneider, David A Bennett
OBJECTIVE: Mixed neuropathologies are the most common cause of dementia at the population level, but how different neuropathologies contribute to cognitive decline at the individual level remains unknown. We quantified the contribution of nine neuropathologies to cognitive loss at an individual level. METHODS: Participants (n=1,079) came from 2 longitudinal clinical-pathologic studies of aging. All completed 2+ cognitive evaluations (maximum = 22), died and underwent neuropathologic examinations to identify Alzheimer's disease (AD), other neurodegenerative diseases, and vascular pathologies...
December 15, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243326/three-dimensional-ultrasound-cranial-imaging-and-early-neurodevelopment-in-preterm-growth-restricted-infants
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Glenda McLean, Catherine Hough, Arvind Sehgal, Michael Ditchfield, Graeme R Polglase, Suzanne L Miller
AIM: Fetal growth restriction (FGR) is associated with increased perinatal morbidity, mortality and long-term neurodevelopmental sequelae. The objective of this study was to examine whether information about early neurodevelopmental deficits was evident using three-dimensional head ultrasound and developmental assessments in preterm infants with FGR, compared with appropriate for gestational age (AGA) infants in the early post-natal period. METHODS: Twenty preterm FGR infants weighing <10th centile and born between 28 and 32 weeks were compared with age-matched AGA infants...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242310/approaches-to-neuromodulation-for-schizophrenia
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REVIEW
Judith M Gault, Rachel Davis, Nicola G Cascella, Elyn R Saks, Iluminada Corripio-Collado, William S Anderson, Ann Olincy, John A Thompson, Edith Pomarol-Clotet, Akira Sawa, Zafiris J Daskalakis, Nir Lipsman, Aviva Abosch
Based on the success of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for treating movement disorders, there is growing interest in using DBS to treat schizophrenia (SZ). We review the unmet needs of patients with SZ and the scientific rationale behind the DBS targets proposed in the literature in order to guide future development of DBS to treat this vulnerable patient population. SZ remains a devastating disorder despite treatment. Relapse, untreated psychosis, intolerable side effects and the lack of effective treatment for negative and cognitive symptoms contribute to poor outcome...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240990/wnt-signaling-loss-accelerates-the-appearance-of-neuropathological-hallmarks-of-alzheimer-s-disease-in-j20-app-transgenic-and-wild-type-mice
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Cheril Tapia-Rojas, Nibaldo C Inestrosa
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative pathology characterized by aggregates of amyloid-β (Aβ) and phosphorylated tau protein, synaptic dysfunction, and spatial memory impairment. The Wnt signaling pathway has several key functions in the adult brain and has been associated with AD, mainly as a neuroprotective factor against Aβ toxicity and tau phosphorylation. However, dysfunction of Wnt/β-catenin signaling might also play a role in the onset and development of the disease. J20 APPswInd transgenic (Tg) mouse model of AD was treated i...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239824/the-evolution-of-cerebrovascular-changes-in-k%C3%A3-hlmeier-degos-disease-an-11-year-follow-up-case-report
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Louie Ye, Ernest Lekgabe, Alpha Tsui, Frank Gaillard
Köhlmeier-Degos disease is rare idiopathic vasculopathy, the exact pathogenesis of which remains unclear. Here, we review pertinent literatutre and present a case of a Köhlmeier-Degos disease with central nervous system involvement followed-up over 11 years with various neuroimaging modalities. Evolution of neurovascular and neuropathological changes over an extended time period has not been previously described.
November 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237520/-patterns-of-brain-injury-in-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging-recommendations-on-classification
#7
Jian Mao
Although there are unified criteria for the clinical diagnosis and grading of neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), clinical features and neuropathological patterns vary considerably among the neonates with HIE due to birth asphyxia in the same classification. The patterns and progression of brain injury in HIE, which is closely associated with long-term neurodevelopment outcomes, can be well shown on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), but different sequences may lead to different MRI findings at the same time...
December 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237486/transplantation-of-dental-pulp-stem-cells-improves-long-term-diabetic-polyneuropathy-together-with-improvement-of-nerve-morphometrical-evaluation
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Maiko Omi, Masaki Hata, Nobuhisa Nakamura, Megumi Miyabe, Shogo Ozawa, Hitoshi Nukada, Masami Tsukamoto, Kazunori Sango, Tatsuhito Himeno, Hideki Kamiya, Jiro Nakamura, Jun Takebe, Tatsuaki Matsubara, Keiko Naruse
BACKGROUND: Although previous reports have revealed the therapeutic potential of stem cell transplantation in diabetic polyneuropathy, the effects of cell transplantation on long-term diabetic polyneuropathy have not been investigated. In this study, we investigated whether the transplantation of dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) ameliorated long-term diabetic polyneuropathy in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats. METHODS: Forty-eight weeks after STZ injection, we transplanted DPSCs into the unilateral hindlimb skeletal muscles...
December 13, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234418/effects-of-acupuncture-on-alzheimer-s-disease-in-animal-based-research
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REVIEW
Sunjung Park, Jun-Hwan Lee, Eun Jin Yang
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a chronic neurodegenerative disease characterized by the accumulation of amyloid beta (Aβ) plaques, neurofibrillary tangles, and severe functional deficits in the brain. The pathogenesis and treatment of AD remain topics of investigation and significant global socioeconomic issues. The effect of complementary medicine has been investigated in managing AD. Acupuncture, a form of therapy practiced for more than 3000 years, has shown positive effects on several neurological disorders including AD...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233469/olfactory-dysfunctions-in-drug-na%C3%A3-ve-parkinson-s-disease-with-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Jin-Woo Park, Do-Young Kwon, Ji Ho Choi, Moon-Ho Park, Ho-Kyoung Yoon
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of olfactory function is valuable for the detection of pre-motor state of Parkinson's disease (PD). PD patients have an increased risk of associated dementia and one-third of PD patients have mild cognitive impairment (MCI) at the time of diagnosis. However, the characteristics of olfactory dysfunction in PD-MCI patients are unclear. This study examined the relationship between olfactory dysfunction and cognitive function in drug-naïve PD at the time of diagnosis with the patterns of olfactory function in PD-MCI patients using the Korean version of the Sniffin' stick test II (KVSS II)...
November 14, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230022/trained-innate-immunity-a-salient-factor-in-the-pathogenesis-of-neuroimmune-psychiatric-disorders
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A P Salam, A Borsini, P A Zunszain
Historically, only cells of the adaptive immune system have been considered capable of retaining memory for infectious challenges. Recently, however, cells of the innate immune system have been shown to be capable of displaying long-term functional memory following a single immunostimulatory challenge, leading to enhanced production of proinflammatory molecules upon other subsequent, and temporally distant, immunostimulatory challenges. This effect has been termed 'trained innate immunity', and is underwritten by stable epigenetic changes in immune and metabolic pathways...
December 12, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229845/brain-urea-increase-is-an-early-huntington-s-disease-pathogenic-event-observed-in-a-prodromal-transgenic-sheep-model-and-hd-cases
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Renee R Handley, Suzanne J Reid, Rudiger Brauning, Paul Maclean, Emily R Mears, Imche Fourie, Stefano Patassini, Garth J S Cooper, Skye R Rudiger, Clive J McLaughlan, Paul J Verma, James F Gusella, Marcy E MacDonald, Henry J Waldvogel, C Simon Bawden, Richard L M Faull, Russell G Snell
The neurodegenerative disorder Huntington's disease (HD) is typically characterized by extensive loss of striatal neurons and the midlife onset of debilitating and progressive chorea, dementia, and psychological disturbance. HD is caused by a CAG repeat expansion in the Huntingtin (HTT) gene, translating to an elongated glutamine tract in the huntingtin protein. The pathogenic mechanism resulting in cell dysfunction and death beyond the causative mutation is not well defined. To further delineate the early molecular events in HD, we performed RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq) on striatal tissue from a cohort of 5-y-old OVT73-line sheep expressing a human CAG-expansion HTT cDNA transgene...
December 11, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229308/lymphocyte-dominant-encephalitis-and-meningitis-in-simian-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-macaques-receiving-antiretroviral-therapy
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Lisa M Mangus, Sarah E Beck, Suzanne E Queen, Samuel A Brill, Erin N Shirk, Kelly A Metcalf Pate, Dillon C Muth, Robert J Adams, Lucio Gama, Janice E Clements, Joseph L Mankowski
A retrospective neuropathologic review of 30 SIV-infected pigtailed macaques receiving combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) was conducted. Seventeen animals with lymphocyte-dominant inflammation in the brain and/or meninges that clearly was morphologically distinct from prototypic SIV encephalitis and human immunodeficiency virus encephalitis were identified. Central nervous system (CNS) infiltrates in cART-treated macaques primarily comprised CD20+ B cells and CD3+ T cells with fewer CD68+ macrophages...
December 5, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228211/asymmetry-of-post-mortem-neuropathology-in-behavioural-variant-frontotemporal-dementia
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David J Irwin, Corey T McMillan, Sharon X Xie, Katya Rascovsky, Vivianna M Van Deerlin, H Branch Coslett, Roy Hamilton, Geoffrey Aguirre, Edward B Lee, Virginia M Y Lee, John Q Trojanowski, Murray Grossman
Antemortem behavioural and anatomic abnormalities have largely been associated with right hemisphere disease in behavioural-variant frontotemporal dementia, but post-mortem neuropathological examination of bilateral hemispheres remains to be defined. Here we measured the severity of post-mortem pathology in both grey and white matter using a validated digital image analysis method in four cortical regions sampled from each hemisphere in 26 patients with behavioural-variant frontotemporal dementia, including those with frontotemporal degeneration (i...
December 8, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226863/associations-between-use-of-specific-analgesics-and-concentrations-of-amyloid-%C3%AE-42-or-phospho-tau-in-regions-of-human-cerebral-cortex
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Margaret E Flanagan, Eric B Larson, Rod L Walker, C Dirk Keene, Nadia Postupna, Brenna Cholerton, Joshua A Sonnen, Sascha Dublin, Paul K Crane, Thomas J Montine
Analgesics are commonly used by older adults, raising the question of whether their use might contribute to dementia risk and neuropathologic changes of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The Adult Changes in Thought (ACT) study is a population-based study of brain aging and incident dementia among people 65 years or older who are community dwelling and not demented at entry. Amyloid-β (Aβ)42 and phospho-tau were quantified using Histelide in regions of cerebral cortex from 420 brain autopsies. Total standard daily doses of prescription opioid and non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) exposure during a defined 10-year exposure window were identified using automated pharmacy dispensing data and used to classify people as having no/low, intermediate, or high exposure...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225466/korsakoff-s-syndrome-a-critical-review
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REVIEW
Nicolaas Jm Arts, Serge Jw Walvoort, Roy Pc Kessels
In this review, we present a survey on Korsakoff's syndrome (KS), a residual syndrome in patients who suffered from a Wernicke encephalopathy (WE) that is predominantly characterized by global amnesia, and in more severe cases also by cognitive and behavioral dysfunction. We describe the history of KS and its definition, its epidemiology, and the lack of consensus criteria for its diagnosis. The cognitive and behavioral symptoms of KS, which include anterograde and retrograde amnesia, executive dysfunction, confabulation, apathy, as well as affective and social-cognitive impairments, are discussed...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223682/neocortical-origin-and-progression-of-gray-matter-atrophy-in-nonamnestic-alzheimer-s-disease
#17
Jeffrey S Phillips, Fulvio Da Re, Laynie Dratch, Sharon X Xie, David J Irwin, Corey T McMillan, Sanjeev N Vaishnavi, Carlo Ferrarese, Edward B Lee, Leslie M Shaw, John Q Trojanowski, David A Wolk, Murray Grossman
Amnestic Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by early atrophy of the hippocampus and medial temporal lobes before spreading to the neocortex. In contrast, nonamnestic Alzheimer's patients have relative sparing of the hippocampus, but the pattern in which the disease spreads is unclear. We examined spreading disease in nonamnestic AD using a novel magnetic resonance imaging-based analysis adapted from pathologic staging studies, applied here to cross-sectional imaging data. We selected 240 T1-weighted scans from 129 patients with pathology confirmed by autopsy or cerebrospinal fluid, and atrophy maps were computed relative to 238 scans from 115 elderly controls...
November 21, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223528/glp-1-receptor-agonists-downregulate-aberrant-gnt-iii-expression-in-alzheimer-s-disease-models-through-the-akt-gsk-3%C3%AE-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
#18
Ying Wang, Song Chen, Zheng Xu, Suting Chen, Wenbing Yao, Xiangdong Gao
Alterations of glycoprotein glycans contribute to a wide variety of diseases. Bisecting N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) levels increased in the cerebrospinal fluid of most Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients, and the mRNA levels of N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase III (GnT-III), a glycosyltransferase responsible for synthesizing a bisecting GlcNAc residue, were found highly expressed in the brains of AD patients. In our previous studies, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and its mimetics showed neuroprotective effects...
December 6, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223504/potential-pathogenic-mechanisms-underlying-fragile-x-tremor-ataxia-syndrome-ran-translation-and-or-rna-gain-of-function
#19
REVIEW
Manon Boivin, Rob Willemsen, Renate K Hukema, Chantal Sellier
Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) is an inherited neurodegenerative disease caused by an expansion of 55-200 CGG repeats located in the FMR1 gene. The main clinical and neuropathological features of FXTAS are progressive intention tremor and gait ataxia associated with brain atrophy, neuronal cell loss and presence of ubiquitin-positive intranuclear inclusions in both neurons and astrocytes. At the molecular level, FXTAS is characterized by increased expression of FMR1 sense and antisense RNA containing expanded CGG or GGC repeats, respectively...
December 6, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222776/culture-of-rat-mesencephalic-dopaminergic-neurons-and-application-to-neurotoxic-and-neuroprotective-agents
#20
Stephen D Skaper, Massimo Barbierato, Vanni Ferrari, Morena Zusso, Laura Facci
Dopaminergic neuronal cell degeneration is the principal characteristic feature of the neuropathology of Parkinson disease. Cultures of mesencephalic neurons are widely used as a source of dopaminergic neurons for the study of mechanisms implicated in dopaminergic cell death and for the evaluation of potential dopaminergic neuroprotective agents, including neurotrophic factors. This chapter presents a detailed protocol for the preparation of rat mesencephalic cell cultures and their application to evaluating the effect of the dopaminergic neurotoxin 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium and the neuroprotective action of brain-derived neurotrophic factor...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
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