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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729832/the-role-of-microglia-in-retinal-neurodegeneration-alzheimer-s-disease-parkinson-and-glaucoma
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Ana I Ramirez, Rosa de Hoz, Elena Salobrar-Garcia, Juan J Salazar, Blanca Rojas, Daniel Ajoy, Inés López-Cuenca, Pilar Rojas, Alberto Triviño, José M Ramírez
Microglia, the immunocompetent cells of the central nervous system (CNS), act as neuropathology sensors and are neuroprotective under physiological conditions. Microglia react to injury and degeneration with immune-phenotypic and morphological changes, proliferation, migration, and inflammatory cytokine production. An uncontrolled microglial response secondary to sustained CNS damage can put neuronal survival at risk due to excessive inflammation. A neuroinflammatory response is considered among the etiological factors of the major aged-related neurodegenerative diseases of the CNS, and microglial cells are key players in these neurodegenerative lesions...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715596/influence-of-physical-exercise-on-%C3%AE-amyloid-%C3%AE-synuclein-and-tau-accumulation-an-in-vitro-model-of-oxidative-stress-in-human-red-blood-cells
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C Iofrida, S Daniele, D Pietrobono, J Fusi, F Galetta, M L Trincavelli, U Bonuccelli, F Franzoni, C Martini
A common pathological feature of neurodegenerative disorders (NDs), such as Alzheimer's (AD) and Parkinson's (PD) diseases, is the abnormal accumulation and misfolding of specific proteins, primarily α-synuclein (α-syn), β-amyloid1-42 (Aβ) and tau, in brain and in peripheral tissues too. Oxidative stress has been proved to be involved in NDs at various levels and, in particular, in such protein alterations, on the contrary physical activity is emerging as a counteracting factor in NDs. In the present work, the content of Aβ, α-syn and tau in red blood cells (RBCs) derived from ten endurance athletes (ATHL) and ten sedentary volunteers (SED) were compared before and after in vitrooxidative stress treatment...
July 1, 2017: Archives Italiennes de Biologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711405/a-unique-glycan-isoform-of-transferrin-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-a-potential-diagnostic-marker-for-neurological-diseases
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Kyoka Hoshi, Hiromi Ito, Yuka Matsumoto, Kiyoshi Saito, Takashi Honda, Yoshiki Yamaguchi, Yasuhiro Hashimoto
BACKGROUND: cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is sequestered from blood by the blood-brain barrier and directly communicates with brain parenchymal interstitial fluid, leading to contain specific biomarkers of neurological diseases. SCOPE OF REVIEW: CSF contains glycan isoforms of transferrin (Tf): one appears to be derived from the brain and the other from blood. MAJOR CONCLUSIONS: CSF contains two glycan-isoforms; brain-type Tf and serum-type Tf...
July 12, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702523/implications-of-peptide-assemblies-in-amyloid-diseases
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Pu Chun Ke, Marc-Antonie Sani, Feng Ding, Aleksandr Kakinen, Ibrahim Javed, Frances Separovic, Thomas P Davis, Raffaele Mezzenga
Neurodegenerative disorders and type 2 diabetes are global epidemics compromising the quality of life of millions worldwide, with profound social and economic implications. Despite the significant differences in pathology - much of which are poorly understood - these diseases are commonly characterized by the presence of cross-β amyloid fibrils as well as the loss of neuronal or pancreatic β-cells. In this review, we document research progress on the molecular and mesoscopic self-assembly of amyloid-beta, alpha synuclein, human islet amyloid polypeptide and prions, the peptides and proteins associated with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, type 2 diabetes and prion diseases...
July 12, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698377/monomeric-and-fibrillar-%C3%AE-synuclein-exert-opposite-effects-on-the-catalytic-cycle-that-promotes-the-proliferation-of-a%C3%AE-42-aggregates
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Sean Chia, Patrick Flagmeier, Johnny Habchi, Veronica Lattanzi, Sara Linse, Christopher M Dobson, Tuomas P J Knowles, Michele Vendruscolo
The coaggregation of the amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) and α-synuclein is commonly observed in a range of neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. The complex interplay between Aβ and α-synuclein has led to seemingly contradictory results on whether α-synuclein promotes or inhibits Aβ aggregation. Here, we show how these conflicts can be rationalized and resolved by demonstrating that different structural forms of α-synuclein exert different effects on Aβ aggregation. Our results demonstrate that whereas monomeric α-synuclein blocks the autocatalytic proliferation of Aβ42 (the 42-residue form of Aβ) fibrils, fibrillar α-synuclein catalyses the heterogeneous nucleation of Aβ42 aggregates...
July 11, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673834/enzymatic-o-glcnacylation-of-%C3%AE-synuclein-reduces-aggregation-and-increases-sds-resistant-soluble-oligomers
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Jiaming Zhang, Haozhi Lei, Yubei Chen, Yan-Tao Ma, Fang Jiang, Jieqiong Tan, Yi Zhang, Jia-Da Li
Neurodegenerative diseases including dementia with Lewy bodies, Lewy body variant of Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease are associated with the aberrant aggregation of α-synuclein, which is influenced by several post-translational modifications (PTMs). O-GlcNAcylation is one PTM that has an important role in many fundamental processes. The O-GlcNAcylation of endogenous α-synuclein at residues 53, 64, 72 and 87 has been reported in an unbiased mass spectrum analysis. The consequences of O-GlcNAcylation at residues 72 or 87 have been studied by using a synthetic α-synuclein bearing O-GlcNAcylation at threonine residue 72 or serine 87, respectively...
July 1, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672130/exposures-to-fine-particulate-matter-pm2-5-and-ozone-above-usa-standards-are-associated-with-auditory-brainstem-dysmorphology-and-abnormal-auditory-brainstem-evoked-potentials-in-healthy-young-dogs
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Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas, Luis O González-González, Randy J Kulesza, Tatiana M Fech, Gabriela Pérez-Guillé, Miguel Angel Jiménez-Bravo Luna, Rosa Eugenia Soriano-Rosales, Edelmira Solorio, José de Jesús Miramontes-Higuera, Aline Gómez-Maqueo Chew, Alexia F Bernal-Morúa, Partha S Mukherjee, Ricardo Torres-Jardón, Paul C Mills, Wayne J Wilson, Beatriz Pérez-Guillé, Amedeo D'Angiulli
BACKGROUND: Delayed central conduction times in the auditory brainstem have been observed in Mexico City (MC) healthy children exposed to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone (O3) above the current United States Environmental Protection Agency (US-EPA) standards. MC children have α synuclein brainstem accumulation and medial superior olivary complex (MSO) dysmorphology. The present study used a dog model to investigate the potential effects of air pollution on the function and morphology of the auditory brainstem...
June 30, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670273/types-and-strains-their-essential-role-in-understanding-protein-aggregation-in-neurodegenerative-diseases
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Wiebke M Wemheuer, Arne Wrede, Walter J Schulz-Schaeffer
Protein misfolding and aggregation is a key event in diseases like Alzheimer's disease (AD) or Parkinson's disease (PD) and is associated with neurodegeneration. Factors that initiate protein misfolding and the role of protein aggregation in the pathophysiology of disease pose major challenges to the neuroscientific community. Interestingly, although the accumulation of the same misfolded protein, e.g., α-synuclein is detectable in all idiopathic PD patients, the disease spectrum covers a variety of different clinical presentations and disease courses...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667178/a-new-potential-biomarker-for-dementia-with-lewy-bodies-skin-nerve-%C3%AE-synuclein-deposits
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Vincenzo Donadio, Alex Incensi, Giovanni Rizzo, Sabina Capellari, Roberta Pantieri, Michelangelo Stanzani Maserati, Grazia Devigili, Roberto Eleopra, Giovanni Defazio, Federico Montini, Agostino Baruzzi, Rocco Liguori
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether (1) phosphorylated α-synuclein (p-syn) deposits in skin nerves could be useful in differentiating dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) from different forms of dementia and (2) small fiber neuropathy (SFN) is associated with DLB. METHODS: We studied 18 well-characterized patients with DLB (11 with autonomic dysfunction), 23 patients with nonsynucleinopathy dementia (NSD; 13 with young-onset Alzheimer disease dementia, 6 frontotemporal dementia, and 4 vascular dementia), and 25 healthy controls...
June 30, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652219/the-fate-of-the-brain-cholinergic-neurons-in-neurodegenerative-diseases
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Giancarlo Pepeu, Maria Grazia Giovannini
The aims of this review are: 1) to describe which cholinergic neurons are affected in brain neurodegenerative diseases leading to dementia; 2) to discuss the possible causes of the degeneration of the cholinergic neurons, 3) to summarize the functional consequences of the cholinergic deficit. The brain cholinergic system is basically constituted by three populations of phenotypically similar neurons forming a series of basal forebrain nuclei, the midpontine nuclei and a large population of striatal interneurons...
June 23, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651647/iron-oxide-nanoparticles-may-damage-to-the-neural-tissue-through-iron-accumulation-oxidative-stress-and-protein-aggregation
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Zahra Yarjanli, Kamran Ghaedi, Abolghasem Esmaeili, Soheila Rahgozar, Ali Zarrabi
BACKGROUND: In the recent decade, iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) have been proposed for several applications in the central nervous system (CNS), including targeting amyloid beta (Aβ) in the arteries, inhibiting the microglial cells, delivering drugs, and increasing contrast in magnetic resonance imaging. Conversely, a notable number of studies have reported the role of iron in neurodegenerative diseases. Therefore, this study has reviewed the recent studies to determine whether IONPs iron can threaten the cellular viability same as iron...
June 26, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649604/combined-immunotherapy-with-anti-insulin-resistance-therapy-as-a-novel-therapeutic-strategy-against-neurodegenerative-diseases
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Yoshiki Takamatsu, Gilbert Ho, Wakako Koike, Shuei Sugama, Takato Takenouchi, Masaaki Waragai, Jianshe Wei, Kazunari Sekiyama, Makoto Hashimoto
Protein aggregation is a pathological hallmark of and may play a central role in the neurotoxicity in age-associated neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Accordingly, inhibiting aggregation of amyloidogenic proteins, including amyloid β and α-synuclein, has been a main therapeutic target for these disorders. Among various strategies, amyloid β immunotherapy has been extensively investigated in Alzheimer's disease, followed by similar studies of α-synuclein in Parkinson's disease...
2017: NPJ Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649025/a%C3%AE-plaque-selective-nir-fluorescence-probe-to-differentiate-alzheimer-s-disease-from-tauopathies
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K Rajasekhar, Nagarjun Narayanaswamy, N Arul Murugan, Keith Viccaro, Hyoung-Gon Lee, Kavita Shah, Thimmaiah Govindaraju
Selective detection and staining of toxic amyloid plaques, a potential biomarker present in the Alzheimer's disease (AD) brain is crucial for both clinical diagnosis and monitoring AD disease progression. Herein, we report a coumarin-quinoline (CQ) conjugate-based turn-on near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence probe for specific detection of β-amyloid (Aβ) aggregates. CQ probe is highly sensitive and exhibits ~100-fold fluorescence enhancement in vitro upon binding Aβ aggregates with enhanced quantum yield. Furthermore, the probe has ~10-fold higher binding affinity towards Aβ aggregates (86nM) compared to commonly used Thioflavin T...
June 17, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647363/cadps2-gene-expression-is-oppositely-regulated-by-lrrk2-and-alpha-synuclein
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Julia Obergasteiger, Christa Überbacher, Peter P Pramstaller, Andrew A Hicks, Corrado Corti, Mattia Volta
The Ca(2+)-dependent activator protein for secretion 2 (CADPS2) is a member of the CAPS/CADPS protein family that plays crucial roles in synaptic vesicle dynamics. Genomic variability in the CADPS2 gene has been associated to autism spectrum disorders and Alzheimer's disease, both characterized by altered neurotransmission. Biological evidence also linked CADPS2 to Parkinson's disease (PD), as a disease-causing mutation in leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) was reported to increase CADPS2 gene and protein expression...
June 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640595/detection-and-characterization-of-small-molecule-interactions-with-fibrillar-protein-aggregates-using-microscale-thermophoresis
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Emily Fisher, Yanyan Zhao, Robert Richardson, Malgorzata Janik, Alexander K Buell, Franklin I Aigbirhio, Gergely Tóth
Neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease share the pathological hallmark of fibrillar protein aggregates. The specific detection of these protein aggregates by positron emission tomography (PET) in the patient brain can yield valuable information for diagnosis and disease progression. However, the identification of novel small compounds that bind fibrillar protein aggregates has been a challenge. In this study, microscale thermophoresis (MST) was applied to assess the binding affinity of known small molecule ligands of α-synuclein fibrils, which were also tested in parallel in a thioflavin T fluorescence competition assay for further validation...
July 6, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634349/synuclein-impairs-trafficking-and-signaling-of-bdnf-in-a-mouse-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Fang Fang, Wanlin Yang, Jazmin B Florio, Edward Rockenstein, Brian Spencer, Xavier M Orain, Stephanie X Dong, Huayan Li, Xuqiao Chen, Kijung Sung, Robert A Rissman, Eliezer Masliah, Jianqing Ding, Chengbiao Wu
Recent studies have demonstrated that hyperphosphorylation of tau protein plays a role in neuronal toxicities of α-synuclein (ASYN) in neurodegenerative disease such as familial Alzheimer's disease (AD), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and Parkinson's disease. Using a transgenic mouse model of Parkinson's disease (PD) that expresses GFP-ASYN driven by the PDGF-β promoter, we investigated how accumulation of ASYN impacted axonal function. We found that retrograde axonal trafficking of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in DIV7 cultures of E18 cortical neurons was markedly impaired at the embryonic stage, even though hyperphosphorylation of tau was not detectable in these neurons at this stage...
June 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601604/axonal-dystrophy-in-the-brain-of-mice-with-sanfilippo-syndrome
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Helen Beard, Sofia Hassiotis, Wei-Ping Gai, Emma Parkinson-Lawrence, John J Hopwood, Kim M Hemsley
Axonal dystrophy has been described as an early pathological feature of neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Axonal inclusions have also been reported to occur in several neurodegenerative lysosomal storage disorders including Mucopolysaccharidosis type IIIA (MPS IIIA; Sanfilippo syndrome). This disorder results from a mutation in the gene encoding the lysosomal sulphatase sulphamidase, and as a consequence heparan sulphate accumulates, accompanied by secondarily-stored gangliosides...
September 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599681/brain-derived-exosomes-from-dementia-with-lewy-bodies-propagate-%C3%AE-synuclein-pathology
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Jennifer Ngolab, Ivy Trinh, Edward Rockenstein, Michael Mante, Jazmin Florio, Margarita Trejo, Deborah Masliah, Anthony Adame, Eliezer Masliah, Robert A Rissman
Proteins implicated in neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) have been identified in bodily fluids encased in extracellular vesicles called exosomes. Whether exosomes found in DLB patients can transmit pathology is not clear. In this study, exosomes were successfully harvested through ultracentrifugation from brain tissue from DLB and AD patients as well as non-diseased brain tissue. Exosomes extracted from brains diagnosed with either AD or DLB contained aggregate-prone proteins...
June 9, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587660/recommendations-for-cerebrospinal-fluid-collection-for-the-analysis-by-elisa-of-neurogranin-trunc-p75-%C3%AE-synuclein-and-total-tau-in-combination-with-a%C3%AE-1-42-a%C3%AE-1-40
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Hugo Vanderstichele, Leentje Demeyer, Shorena Janelidze, Els Coart, Erik Stoops, Kimberley Mauroo, Victor Herbst, Cindy François, Oskar Hansson
BACKGROUND: The pathophysiology of neurodegeneration is complex. Its diagnosis requires an early identification of sequential changes in several hallmarks in the brains of affected subjects. The presence of brain pathology can be visualized in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) by protein profiling. It is clear that the field of Alzheimer's disease (AD) will benefit from an integration of algorithms including CSF concentrations of individual proteins, especially as an aid in clinical decision-making or to improve patient enrolment in clinical trials...
June 6, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582864/transactive-dna-binding-protein-43-rather-than-other-misfolded-proteins-in-the-brain-is-associated-with-islet-amyloid-polypeptide-in-pancreas-in-aged-subjects-with-diabetes-mellitus
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Marina Leino, Svetlana N Popova, Irina Alafuzoff
A link between diabetes mellitus (DM) related islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) related amyloid-β (Aβ) has been suggested in epidemiological and clinical studies. In 2017, proof for existing interaction between type 2 DM and AD on a molecular level was provided based on research carried out in experimental animal models. We assessed aging-related neurodegenerative lesions, i.e., misfolded proteins, associated with dementia such as hyperphosphorylated τ (HPτ), Aβ, α-synuclein (αS), and phosphorylated transactive DNA binding protein 43 (pTDP43) seen in the brain and IAPP seen in the pancreas in subjects with and without DM applying immunohistochemical techniques...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
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