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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330881/cocaine-and-hiv-1-tat-disrupt-cholesterol-homeostasis-in-astrocytes-implications-for-hiv-associated-neurocognitive-disorders-in-cocaine-user-patients
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Bianca Cotto, Kalimuthusamy Natarajaseenivasan, Kimberly Ferrero, Leroy Wesley, Matthew Sayre, Dianne Langford
Cholesterol synthesis and clearance by astrocytes are tightly regulated to maintain constant levels within the brain. In this context, liver X receptors (LXRs) are the master regulators of cholesterol homeostasis in the central nervous system (CNS). Increasing levels of cholesterol in astrocytes trigger LXR activation leading to the transcription of target genes involved in cholesterol trafficking and efflux, including apolipoprotein E, cytochrome P450 enzymes, sterol regulatory binding protein, and several ATP-binding cassette transporter proteins...
January 13, 2018: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329410/1918-h1n1-influenza-virus-replicates-and-induces-pro-inflammatory-cytokine-responses-in-extra-respiratory-tissues-of-ferrets
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Emmie de Wit, Jurre Siegers, Jacqueline M Cronin, Sarah Weatherman, Judith van den Brand, Lonneke M Leijten, Peter van Run, Lineke Begeman, Henk-Jan van den Ham, Arno C Andeweg, Trenton Bushmaker, Dana P Scott, Greg Saturday, Vincent J Munster, Heinz Feldmann, Debby van Riel
Background: The 1918 Spanish H1N1 influenza pandemic was the most severe recorded influenza pandemic with an estimated 20-50 million deaths worldwide. Even though it is known that influenza viruses can cause extra-respiratory tract complications-which are often severe or even fatal- the potential contribution of extra-respiratory tissues to the pathogenesis of 1918 H1N1 virus infection has not been studied comprehensively. Methods: Here, we performed a time course study in ferrets inoculated intranasally with 1918 H1N1 virus, with special emphasis on the involvement of extra-respiratory tissues...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323725/serum-igg-antibodies-from-healthy-subjects-up-to-100-years-old-react-to-jc-polyomavirus
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Ilaria Bononi, Elisa Mazzoni, Silvia Pietrobon, Marco Manfredini, Elena Trregiani, Marika Rossini, Francesca Lotito, Giovanni Guerra, Paola Rizzo, Fernanda Martini, Mauro Tognon
JC polyomavirus (JCPyV) was identified in 1971 in the brain tissue of a patient (J.C.) affected by the progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). JCPyV encodes for the oncoproteins large T antigen (Tag) and small t-antigen (tag). These oncoproteins are responsible of the cell transformation and tumorigenesis in experimental animals. JCPyV is ubiquitous in human populations. After the primary infection, which is usually asymptomatic, JCPyV remains lifelong in the host in a latent phase. Its reactivation may occur in heathy subjects and immunocompromised patients...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322494/common-primary-and-secondary-causes-of-headache-in-the-elderly
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Tara L Sharma
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Headache in the elderly, defined as individuals aged 65 and older, although less prevalent than younger individuals, can present as a diagnostic challenge, given the increase in potentially fatal diseases within this population. METHODS: These individuals require a complete history, neurological examination, and assessment of potential secondary causes of headaches. RESULTS: Secondary causes include temporal or giant cell arteritis, subdural hematomas, central nervous system (CNS) tumors, strokes, and CNS infections...
January 11, 2018: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321331/germline-igm-is-sufficient-but-not-required-for-antibody-mediated-alphavirus-clearance-from-the-central-nervous-system
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Voraphoj Nilaratanakul, Jie Chen, Oanh Tran, Victoria K Baxter, Elizabeth M Troisi, Jane X Yeh, Diane E Griffin
Sindbis virus (SINV) infection of neurons in the brain and spinal cord in mice provides a model system for investigating recovery from encephalomyelitis and antibody-mediated clearance of virus from the central nervous system (CNS). To determine the roles of IgM and IgG in recovery, we compared the responses of immunoglobulin-deficient activation-induced adenosine deaminase (AID)-/-, secretory IgM (sIgM)-/- and AID-/- sIgM-/- double knock out (DKO) mice with wild-type (WT) C57BL/6 mice for disease, clearance of infectious virus and viral RNA from brain and spinal cord, antibody responses and B cell infiltration into the CNS...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319809/increased-microglial-csf1r-expression-in-the-siv-macaque-model-of-hiv-cns-disease
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Audrey C Knight, Samuel A Brill, Suzanne E Queen, Patrick M Tarwater, Joseph L Mankowski
Chronic microglial activation and associated neuroinflammation are key factors in neurodegenerative diseases including HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders. Colony stimulating factor 1 receptor (CSF1R)-mediated signaling is constitutive in cells of the myeloid lineage, including microglia, promoting cell survival, proliferation, and differentiation. In amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Alzheimers disease, CSF1R is upregulated. Inhibiting CSF1R signaling in animal models of these diseases improved disease outcomes...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319242/clinical-diversity-of-cns-cryptococcosis
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J M Koshy, S Mohan, D Deodhar, M John, A Oberoi, A Pannu
Background: Though cryptococcal meningitis (CM) is recognized as a disease of the immunocompromised, studies have implicated that it also affect immunocompetent patients. Methodology: This was a cross sectional study conducted in the Department of Medicine of a tertiary teaching institution in North India. All the patients diagnosed with CM on the basis of detection of cryptococcal antigen or the presence of capsulated budding yeast cells on India ink preparation, from April 2009 to March2015 were included in the study...
October 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315142/enteroviral-encephalitis-in-a-child-with-cns-relapse-of-burkitt-leukemia-treated-with-rituximab
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Najma Shaheen, Francis Mussai
A boy with central nervous system relapse of Burkitt leukemia developed fever and neurological symptoms and cognitive impairment. He had received multi-drug chemotherapy including rituximab. Enterovirus (EV) was detected in cerebrospinal fluid by polymerase chain reaction, and magnetic resonance imaging findings were consistent with viral infection. The patient was treated with intravenous immunoglobulin and within 1 month cleared his EV. Rituximab can cause a profound B-cell deficiency predisposing patients to infections including EV encephalitis...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313587/hereditary-haemorrhagic-telangiectasia-with-severe-anemia-and-recurrent-cns-infections
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Nrushen Peesapati, Pbpr Naidu, S Sunitha, P V Sivaram
Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasia, also known as Osler-Rendu-Weber disease is a rare autosomal dominant disorder affecting small vessels of multiple systems whose main pathological change is the presence of abnormal arteriovenous communications. Usually presents as skin and mucosal telangiectasias, epistaxis, gastrointestinal bleeding and visceral arteriovenous malformations. Although the epistaxis and gastrointestinal blood loss can result in anaemia, patients with hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia rarely presents as severe anaemia1 or CNS infections...
September 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311619/in-situ-immune-response-and-mechanisms-of-cell-damage-in-central-nervous-system-of-fatal-cases-microcephaly-by-zika-virus
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Raimunda S S Azevedo, Jorge R de Sousa, Marialva T F Araujo, Arnaldo J Martins Filho, Bianca N de Alcantara, Fernanda M C Araujo, Maria G L Queiroz, Ana C R Cruz, Beatriz H Baldez Vasconcelos, Jannifer O Chiang, Lívia C Martins, Livia M N Casseb, Eliana V da Silva, Valéria L Carvalho, Barbara C Baldez Vasconcelos, Sueli G Rodrigues, Consuelo S Oliveira, Juarez A S Quaresma, Pedro F C Vasconcelos
Zika virus (ZIKV) has recently caused a pandemic disease, and many cases of ZIKV infection in pregnant women resulted in abortion, stillbirth, deaths and congenital defects including microcephaly, which now has been proposed as ZIKV congenital syndrome. This study aimed to investigate the in situ immune response profile and mechanisms of neuronal cell damage in fatal Zika microcephaly cases. Brain tissue samples were collected from 15 cases, including 10 microcephalic ZIKV-positive neonates with fatal outcome and five neonatal control flavivirus-negative neonates that died due to other causes, but with preserved central nervous system (CNS) architecture...
January 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305727/using-population-based-hospitalization-data-to-monitor-increases-in-conditions-causing-morbidity-among-persons-who-inject-drugs
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Melissa G Collier, Mona Doshani, Alice Asher
Epidemics of opioid use and injection drug use (IDU) are associated with an increase in HIV and viral hepatitis infections and overdose deaths in the United States. Persons who inject drugs (PWID) are also at risk for serious infections caused by skin organisms introduced via IDU. We examined National Inpatient Sample hospital discharge data to determine trends in three serious infectious disease-associated conditions that primarily affect PWID in addition to HIV and viral hepatitis: infective endocarditis (IE), central nervous system (CNS) abscesses, and osteomyelitis...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298883/cell-to-cell-measles-virus-spread-between-human-neurons-dependent-on-the-hemagglutinin-and-the-hyperfusogenic-fusion-protein
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Yuma Sato, Shumpei Watanabe, Yoshinari Fukuda, Takao Hashiguchi, Yusuke Yanagi, Shinji Ohno
Measles virus (MV) usually causes acute infection, but in rare cases persists in the brain, resulting in subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE). Since human neurons, an important target affected in the disease, do not express the known MV receptors (signaling lymphocyte activation molecule (SLAM) and nectin 4), how MV infects neurons and spreads between them is unknown. Recent studies have shown that many virus strains isolated from SSPE patients possess substitutions in the extracellular domain of the fusion (F) protein which confer enhanced fusion activity...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298827/herpes-simplex-virus-infection-in-infants-undergoing-meningitis-evaluation
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Andrea T Cruz, Stephen B Freedman, Dina M Kulik, Pamela J Okada, Alesia H Fleming, Rakesh D Mistry, Joanna E Thomson, David Schnadower, Joseph L Arms, Prashant Mahajan, Aris C Garro, Christopher M Pruitt, Fran Balamuth, Neil G Uspal, Paul L Aronson, Todd W Lyons, Amy D Thompson, Sarah J Curtis, Paul T Ishimine, Suzanne M Schmidt, Stuart A Bradin, Kendra L Grether-Jones, Aaron S Miller, Jeffrey Louie, Samir S Shah, Lise E Nigrovic
BACKGROUND: Although neonatal herpes simplex virus (HSV) is a potentially devastating infection requiring prompt evaluation and treatment, large-scale assessments of the frequency in potentially infected infants have not been performed. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cross-sectional study of infants ≤60 days old who had cerebrospinal fluid culture testing performed in 1 of 23 participating North American emergency departments. HSV infection was defined by a positive HSV polymerase chain reaction or viral culture...
January 3, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297142/bacterial-infections-of-the-central%C3%A2-nervous-system
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Renu Suthar, Naveen Sankhyan
Bacterial infections of the central nervous system (CNS) continue to be an important cause of morbidity and mortality in children. The spectrum of bacterial infection of CNS includes; focal or multifocal infections like brain abscesses or subdural empyema; or more generalized or diffuse infections like pyogenic meningitis or ventriculitis. Focal and generalized infections may co-exist in an individual patient. Prompt and adequate antibiotic therapy and occasionally neurosurgical interventions are the cornerstone of effective management...
January 3, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289973/neurological-and-neuropsychological-complications-in-the-course-of-chronic-whipple-s-disease-case-report
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Izabela Dymon, Justyna Tabaka-Pradela, Katarzyna Anna Knast, Dominika Dudek, Monika Rudzińska
INTRODUCTION: Whipple's disease (WD) is a chronic, multisystemic infectious disease caused by Gram-positive bacillus Tropheryma whipplei (T.w.). Its common symptoms arise in the digestive system, however, during the infection the CNS (Central Nervous System) may also be affected. AIM: The aim of this work is to present a case report of a patient diagnosed with Whipple's disease with dominant neuropsychological and behavioural complications in the late phase. CONCLUSIONS: Whipple's disease is a rare disease with possible neurological and neuropsychiatric complications...
October 29, 2017: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289900/new-advances-in-cns-immunity-against-viral-infection
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REVIEW
Monica Manglani, Dorian B McGavern
The central nervous system (CNS) is an immunologically specialized organ where restrictive barrier structures protect the parenchyma from inflammation and infection. This protection is important in preventing damage to non-renewable resident cell populations, such as neurons, responsible for functions ranging from executive to autonomic. Despite these barriers, the CNS can be infected through several entry portals, giving rise to meningitis and encephalitis. Following infection, resident cells recruit peripherally derived immune cells to sites of viral infection...
December 28, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288344/fdc-tfh-interactions-within-cervical-lymph-nodes-of-siv-infected-rhesus-macaques
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Rajnish S Dave, Ravi K Sharma, Roshell R Muir, Elias Haddad, Sanjeev Gumber, Francois Villinger, Artinder P Nehra, Zafar K Khan, Brian Wigdahl, Aftab A Ansari, Siddappa N Byrareddy, Pooja Jain
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drains via the lymphatic drainage pathway. This lymphatic pathway connects the central nervous system (CNS) to the cervical lymph node (CLN). As the CSF drains to CLN via the dural and nasal lymphatics, T cells and antigen presenting cells pass along the channels from the subarachnoid space through the cribriform plate. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) may also egress from the CNS along this pathway. As a result, HIV egressing from the CNS may accumulate within the CLN. Towards this objective, we analyzed CLNs isolated from rhesus macaques that were chronically-infected with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV)...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: the Official Journal of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287230/the-oc43-human-coronavirus-envelope-protein-is-critical-for-infectious-virus-production-and-propagation-in-neuronal-cells-and-is-a-determinant-of-neurovirulence-and-cns-pathology
#18
Jenny K Stodola, Guillaume Dubois, Alain Le Coupanec, Marc Desforges, Pierre J Talbot
The OC43 strain of human coronavirus (HCoV-OC43) is an ubiquitous respiratory tract pathogen possessing neurotropic capacities. Coronavirus structural envelope (E) protein possesses specific motifs involved in protein-protein interaction or in homo-oligomeric ion channel formation, which are known to play various roles including in virion morphology/assembly and in cell response to infection and/or virulence. Making use of recombinant viruses either devoid of the E protein or harboring mutations either in putative transmembrane domain or PDZ-binding motif, we demonstrated that a fully functional HCoV-OC43 E protein is first needed for optimal production of recombinant infectious viruses...
December 26, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286010/blood-brain-barrier-and-intrathecal-immune-response-in-patients-with-neuroinfections
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Trifon Valkov, Julieta Hristova, Tatiana Tcherveniakova, Dobrin Svinarov
Cerebrospinal fluid/serum albumin ratio is one of the most informative parameters for blood-brain barrier (BBB) integrity in cases of central nervous system (CNS) infectious diseases. Normally, CNS albumin concentration is a function of diffusion processes along with CSF drainage and resorption. In pathological processes CSF albumin levels are dependent only on the rate of CSF drainage resulting in non-linear reciprocal changes of albumin quotient (Qalb). IgG, IgA and IgM concentrations both in CSF and serum can be compared to Qalb, thus determining the intrathecal immune response...
December 1, 2017: Le Infezioni in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284418/the-aetiologies-of-central-nervous-system-infections-in-hospitalised-cambodian-children
#20
Paul Turner, Kuong Suy, Le Van Tan, Pora Sar, Thyl Miliya, Nguyen Thi Thu Hong, Vu Thi Ty Hang, Nguyen Thi Han Ny, Sona Soeng, Nicholas P J Day, H Rogier van Doorn, Claudia Turner
BACKGROUND: Central nervous system (CNS) infections are an important cause of childhood morbidity and mortality. The aetiologies of these potentially vaccine-preventable infections have not been well established in Cambodia. METHODS: We did a one year prospective study of children hospitalised with suspected CNS infection at Angkor Hospital for Children, Siem Reap. Cerebrospinal fluid specimens (CSF) samples underwent culture, multiplex PCR and serological analysis to identify a range of bacterial and viral pathogens...
December 29, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
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