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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933595/phosphoproteome-based-kinase-activity-profiling-reveals-the-critical-role-of-map2k2-and-plk1-in-neuronal-autophagy
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Lei-Lei Chen, Yong-Bo Wang, Ju-Xian Song, Wan-Kun Deng, Jia-Hong Lu, Li-Li Ma, Chuan-Bin Yang, Min Li, Yu Xue
Recent studies have demonstrated that dysregulation of macroautophagy/autophagy may play a central role in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders, and the induction of autophagy protects against the toxic insults of aggregate-prone proteins by enhancing their clearance. Thus, autophagy has become a promising therapeutic target against neurodegenerative diseases. In this study, quantitative phosphoproteomic profiling together with a computational analysis was performed to delineate the phosphorylation signalling networks regulated by 2 natural neuroprotective autophagy enhancers, corynoxine (Cory) and corynoxine B (Cory B)...
September 21, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922400/protein-folding-misfolding-and-aggregation-the-importance-of-two-electron-stabilizing-interactions
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Andrzej Stanisław Cieplak
Proteins associated with neurodegenerative diseases are highly pleiomorphic and may adopt an all-α-helical fold in one environment, assemble into all-β-sheet or collapse into a coil in another, and rapidly polymerize in yet another one via divergent aggregation pathways that yield broad diversity of aggregates' morphology. A thorough understanding of this behaviour may be necessary to develop a treatment for Alzheimer's and related disorders. Unfortunately, our present comprehension of folding and misfolding is limited for want of a physicochemical theory of protein secondary and tertiary structure...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903492/editor-s-highlight-nlrp3-is-required-for-inflammatory-changes-and-nigral-cell-loss-resulting-from-chronic-intragastric-rotenone-exposure-in-mice
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Eileen M Martinez, Alison L Young, Yash R Patankar, Brent L Berwin, Li Wang, Katharine M von Herrmann, Jaclyn M Weier, Matthew C Havrda
Complex interactions between genetic and environmental factors are widely believed to underlie the incidence and progression of Parkinson's disease (PD). Rotenone is a naturally occurring metabolic toxin employed as an insecticide and piscicide identified as a risk factor for the development of PD in agricultural workers. The Nlrp3 inflammasome is an intracellular mediator that can initiate an inflammatory cascade in response to cellular stress. Reports by others indicating that NLRP3 expression was detectable in tissues obtained from Alzheimer's disease patients and that the PD-associated protein α-synuclein could activate inflammasomes in cultured glial cells, prompted us to test the prediction that Nlrp3 was required for the development of Parkinson's-like changes resulting from rotenone exposure in mice...
September 1, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882310/studying-tau-protein-propagation-and-pathology-in-the-mouse-brain-using-adeno-associated-viruses
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Susanne Wegmann, Rachel E Bennett, Ana S Amaral, Bradley T Hyman
The progressive spread of pathological brain lesions containing aggregated tau protein is a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. In AD, this process follows a distinct pattern along neuronal connections from the entorhinal cortex to hippocampal areas and further on through the limbic system. In other tauopathies, the spread of tau appears less hierarchical throughout the brain, and also nonpathological tau is reported to cross-synaptic connections in the brain. To be able to study the process of cell-to-cell transport of tau and the associated neurotoxicity in the brain in vivo, adeno-associated virus-mediated expression of tau can be used to express different forms of tau in distinct brain areas in rodent models...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877262/the-er-retention-protein-rer1-promotes-alpha-synuclein-degradation-via-the-proteasome
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Hyo-Jin Park, Daniel Ryu, Mayur Parmar, Benoit I Giasson, Nikolaus R McFarland
Abnormal accumulation of α-synuclein (αSyn) has been linked to endoplasmic-reticulum (ER) stress, defective intracellular protein/vesicle trafficking, and cytotoxicity. Targeting factors involved in ER-related protein processing and trafficking may, therefore, be a key to modulating αSyn levels and associated toxicity. Recently retention in endoplasmic reticulum 1 (RER1) has been identified as an important ER retrieval/retention factor for Alzheimer's disease proteins and negatively regulates amyloid-β peptide levels...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869766/vaccination-strategies-in-tauopathies-and-synucleinopathies
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Anne K Braczynski, Jörg B Schulz, Jan-Philipp Bach
Vaccination therapies constitute potential treatment options in neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer disease or Parkinson disease. While a lot of research has been performed on vaccination against extracellular amyloid β, the focus recently shifted towards vaccination against the intracellular proteins tau and α-synuclein, with promising results in terms of protein accumulation reduction. In the current review, we briefly summarize lessons to be learned from clinical vaccination trials in Alzheimer disease that target amyloid β...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863860/discoidin-domain-receptor-inhibition-reduces-neuropathology-and-attenuates-inflammation-in-neurodegeneration-models
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Michaeline Hebron, Margo Peyton, Xiaoguang Liu, Xiaokong Gao, Ruochong Wang, Irina Lonskaya, Charbel E-H Moussa
The role of cell surface tyrosine kinase collagen-activated receptors known as discoidin domain receptors (DDRs) is unknown in neurodegenerative diseases. We detect up-regulation in DDRs level in post-mortem Alzheimer and Parkinson brains. Lentiviral shRNA knockdown of DDR1 and DDR2 reduces the levels of α-synuclein, tau, and β-amyloid and prevents cell loss in vivo and in vitro. DDR1 and DDR2 knockdown alters brain immunity and significantly reduces the level of triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells (TREM)-2 and microglia...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843020/clinicopathologic-discrepancies-in-a-population-based-incidence-study-of-parkinsonism-in-olmsted-county-1991-2010
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Pierpaolo Turcano, Michelle M Mielke, Keith A Josephs, James H Bower, Joseph E Parisi, Bradley F Boeve, Rodolfo Savica
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the discrepancies between the clinical diagnosis of parkinsonism and neuropathological findings in a population-based cohort with parkinsonian disorders. BACKGROUND: The specific clinical diagnosis of parkinsonism is challenging, and definite confirmation requires neuropathological evaluation. Currently, autopsies are seldom performed, and most brain autopsies represent atypical or diagnostically unresolved cases...
August 26, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827536/cellular-internalization-of-alpha-synuclein-aggregates-by-cell-surface-heparan-sulfate-depends-on-aggregate-conformation-and-cell-type
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Elisabet Ihse, Hodaka Yamakado, Xander M van Wijk, Roger Lawrence, Jeffrey D Esko, Eliezer Masliah
Amyloid aggregates found in the brain of patients with neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, are thought to spread to increasingly larger areas of the brain through a prion-like seeding mechanism. Not much is known about which cell surface receptors may be involved in the cell-to-cell transfer, but proteoglycans are of interest due to their well-known propensity to interact with amyloid aggregates. In this study, we investigated the involvement of plasma membrane-bound heparan and chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans in cellular uptake of aggregates consisting of α-synuclein, a protein forming amyloid aggregates in Parkinson's disease...
August 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826526/small-molecule-pet-tracers-for-imaging-proteinopathies
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Chester A Mathis, Brian J Lopresti, Milos D Ikonomovic, William E Klunk
In this chapter, we provide a review of the challenges and advances in developing successful PET imaging agents for 3 major types of aggregated amyloid proteins: amyloid-beta (Aβ), tau, and alpha-synuclein (α-syn). These 3 amyloids are involved in the pathogenesis of a variety of neurodegenerative diseases, referred to as proteinopathies or proteopathies, that include Alzheimer disease, Lewy body dementias, multiple system atrophy, and frontotemporal dementias, among others. In the Introduction section, we briefly discuss the history of amyloid in neurodegenerative diseases and describe why progress in developing effective imaging agents has been hampered by the failure of crystallography to provide definitive ligand-protein interactions for rational radioligand design efforts...
September 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808912/molecular-imaging-and-updated-diagnostic-criteria-in-lewy-body-dementias
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REVIEW
Nicolaas I Bohnen, Martijn L T M Müller, Kirk A Frey
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aims of the study were to review recent advances in molecular imaging in the Lewy body dementias (LBD) and determine if these may support the clinical but contested temporal profile distinction between Parkinson disease (PD) with dementia (PDD) versus dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). RECENT FINDINGS: There do not appear to be major regional cerebral metabolic or neurotransmitter distinctions between PDD and DLB. However, recent studies highlight the relative discriminating roles of Alzheimer proteinopathies...
August 14, 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804999/diversity-of-astroglial-responses-across-human-neurodegenerative-disorders-and-brain-aging
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Isidro Ferrer
Astrogliopathy refers to alterations of astrocytes occurring in diseases of the nervous system, and it implies the involvement of astrocytes as key elements in the pathogenesis and pathology of diseases and injuries of the central nervous system. Reactive astrocytosis refers to the response of astrocytes to different insults to the nervous system, whereas astrocytopathy indicates hypertrophy, atrophy/degeneration and loss of function and pathological remodeling occurring as a primary cause of a disease or as a factor contributing to the development and progression of a particular disease...
September 2017: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803148/combustion-derived-nanoparticles-the-neuroenteric-system-cervical-vagus-hyperphosphorylated-alpha-synuclein-and-tau-in-young-mexico-city-residents
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Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas, Rafael Reynoso-Robles, Beatriz Pérez-Guillé, Partha S Mukherjee, Angélica Gónzalez-Maciel
Mexico City (MC) young residents are exposed to high levels of fine particulate matter (PM2.5), have high frontal concentrations of combustion-derived nanoparticles (CDNPs), accumulation of hyperphosphorylated aggregated α-synuclein (α-Syn) and early Parkinson's disease (PD). Swallowed CDNPs have easy access to epithelium and submucosa, damaging gastrointestinal (GI) barrier integrity and accessing the enteric nervous system (ENS). This study is focused on the ENS, vagus nerves and GI barrier in young MC v clean air controls...
August 9, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799502/mitochondrial-dynamics-and-proteins-related-to-neurodegenerative-diseases
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Athanasios Alexiou, Bilal Nizami, Faez Iqbal Khan, Georgia Soursou, Charalampos Vairaktarakis, Stylianos Chatzichronis, Vasilis Tsiamis, Vasileios Manztavinos, Nagendra Sastry Yarla, Ghulam Md Ashraf
Disruptions in the regulation of mitochondrial dynamics and the occurrence of proteins misfolding lead to neuronal death, resulting in Age-related Dementia and Neurodegenerative diseases as well as Frailty. Functional, neurophysiologic and biochemical alterations within the mitochondrial populations can reveal deficits in brain energy metabolism resulting in Mild Cognitive Impairment, abnormal neural development, autonomic dysfunction and other mitochondrial disorders. Additionally, in cases of Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease, a significant number of proteins seems to form unordered and problematic structures, leading through unknown mechanisms to pathological conditions...
August 10, 2017: Current Protein & Peptide Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797122/cross-seeding-of-prions-by-aggregated-%C3%AE-synuclein-leads-to-transmissible-spongiform-encephalopathy
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Elizaveta Katorcha, Natallia Makarava, Young Jin Lee, Iris Lindberg, Mervyn J Monteiro, Gabor G Kovacs, Ilia V Baskakov
Aggregation of misfolded proteins or peptides is a common feature of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's, prion and other diseases. Recent years have witnessed a growing number of reports of overlap in neuropathological features that were once thought to be unique to only one neurodegenerative disorder. However, the origin for the overlap remains unclear. One possibility is that diseases with mixed brain pathologies might arise from cross-seeding of one amyloidogenic protein by aggregated states of unrelated proteins...
August 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793260/peripheral-elevation-of-a-klotho-fragment-enhances-brain-function-and-resilience-in-young-aging-and-%C3%AE-synuclein-transgenic-mice
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Julio Leon, Arturo J Moreno, Bayardo I Garay, Robert J Chalkley, Alma L Burlingame, Dan Wang, Dena B Dubal
Cognitive dysfunction and decreased mobility from aging and neurodegenerative conditions, such as Parkinson and Alzheimer diseases, are major biomedical challenges in need of more effective therapies. Increasing brain resilience may represent a new treatment strategy. Klotho, a longevity factor, enhances cognition when genetically and broadly overexpressed in its full, wild-type form over the mouse lifespan. Whether acute klotho treatment can rapidly enhance cognitive and motor functions or induce resilience is a gap in our knowledge of its therapeutic potential...
August 8, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790893/brain-and-peripheral-atypical-inflammatory-mediators-potentiate-neuroinflammation-and-neurodegeneration
#17
REVIEW
Duraisamy Kempuraj, Ramasamy Thangavel, Govindhasamy P Selvakumar, Smita Zaheer, Mohammad E Ahmed, Sudhanshu P Raikwar, Haris Zahoor, Daniyal Saeed, Prashant A Natteru, Shankar Iyer, Asgar Zaheer
Neuroinflammatory response is primarily a protective mechanism in the brain. However, excessive and chronic inflammatory responses can lead to deleterious effects involving immune cells, brain cells and signaling molecules. Neuroinflammation induces and accelerates pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD), Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Multiple sclerosis (MS). Neuroinflammatory pathways are indicated as novel therapeutic targets for these diseases. Mast cells are immune cells of hematopoietic origin that regulate inflammation and upon activation release many proinflammatory mediators in systemic and central nervous system (CNS) inflammatory conditions...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783058/evolution-of-diagnostic-tests-for-chronic-wasting-disease-a-naturally-occurring-prion-disease-of-cervids
#18
REVIEW
Nicholas J Haley, Jürgen A Richt
Since chronic wasting disease (CWD) was first identified nearly 50 years ago in a captive mule deer herd in the Rocky Mountains of the United States, it has slowly spread across North America through the natural and anthropogenic movement of cervids and their carcasses. As the endemic areas have expanded, so has the need for rapid, sensitive, and cost effective diagnostic tests-especially those which take advantage of samples collected antemortem. Over the past two decades, strategies have evolved from the recognition of microscopic spongiform pathology and associated immunohistochemical staining of the misfolded prion protein to enzyme-linked immunoassays capable of detecting the abnormal prion conformer in postmortem samples...
August 5, 2017: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768713/a-meta-analysis-and-review-examining-a-possible-role-for-oxidative-stress-and-singlet-oxygen-in-diverse-diseases
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REVIEW
Athinoula L Petrou, Athina Terzidaki
From kinetic data (k, T) we calculated the thermodynamic parameters for various processes (nucleation, elongation, fibrillization, etc.) of proteinaceous diseases that are related to the β-amyloid protein (Alzheimer's), to tau protein (Alzheimer's, Pick's), to α-synuclein (Parkinson's), prion, amylin (type II diabetes), and to α-crystallin (cataract). Our calculations led to ΔG(≠) values that vary in the range 92.8-127 kJ mol(-1) at 310 K. A value of ∼10-30 kJ mol(-1) is the activation energy for the diffusion of reactants, depending on the reaction and the medium...
August 2, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762306/emerging-targets-and-latest-proteomics-based-therapeutic-approaches-in-neurodegenerative-diseases
#20
Munazza Tamkeen Fatima, Zeyaul Islam, Ejaj Ahmad, Parveen Salahuddin
Protein homeostasis (proteostasis) is achieved by the interplay among various components and pathways inside a cell. Dysfunction in proteostasis leads to protein misfolding and aggregation which is ubiquitously associated with many neurodegenerative disorders, although the exact role of these aggregate in the pathogenesis remains unknown. Many neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and others are characterized by the conversion of specific proteins aggregates into protein inclusions and/or plaques in degenerating brains...
July 31, 2017: Current Protein & Peptide Science
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