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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190394/neuroprotective-effect-of-atremorine-in-an-experimental-model-of-parkinson%C3%A2-s-disease
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Ivan Carrera, Lucia Fernandez-Novoa, Carolina Sampedro, Ramon Cacabelos
Parkinsonian-like state was generated in mice by the administration of 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) to study the effects of Atremorine in Parkinson's disease (PD) related neuropathology and behavior deficits. This devastating disease is caused by the progressive degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra. Numerous therapeutic strategies have been developed to protect neuronal damage, although no effective treatment for PD has been validated yet. This study tested the preventive and therapeutic neuroprotective effect of Atremorine on MPTP parkinsonian mouse model...
February 10, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160151/neuromelanin-mri-is-useful-for-monitoring-motor-complications-in-parkinson-s-and-park2-disease
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Taku Hatano, Ayami Okuzumi, Koji Kamagata, Kensuke Daida, Daisuke Taniguchi, Masaaki Hori, Hiroyo Yoshino, Shigeki Aoki, Nobutaka Hattori
Parkinson's disease (PD) is caused by the loss of dopaminergic neurons. Recently, specific T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at 3 Tesla was reported to visualize neuromelanin (NM)-related contrast of dopaminergic neurons. Using NM-MRI, we analyzed whether disease severity and motor complications (MC) are associated with the degree of dopaminergic neuronal degeneration in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc) in patients with idiopathic PD (PD) and PARK2. We examined 27 individuals with PD, 11 with PARK2, and a control group of 18...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122879/18f-av-1451-positron-emission-tomography-in-alzheimer-s-disease-and-progressive-supranuclear-palsy
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Luca Passamonti, Patricia Vázquez Rodríguez, Young T Hong, Kieren S J Allinson, David Williamson, Robin J Borchert, Saber Sami, Thomas E Cope, W Richard Bevan-Jones, P Simon Jones, Robert Arnold, Ajenthan Surendranathan, Elijah Mak, Li Su, Tim D Fryer, Franklin I Aigbirhio, John T O'Brien, James B Rowe
The ability to assess the distribution and extent of tau pathology in Alzheimer's disease and progressive supranuclear palsy in vivo would help to develop biomarkers for these tauopathies and clinical trials of disease-modifying therapies. New radioligands for positron emission tomography have generated considerable interest, and controversy, in their potential as tau biomarkers. We assessed the radiotracer (18)F-AV-1451 with positron emission tomography imaging to compare the distribution and intensity of tau pathology in 15 patients with Alzheimer's pathology (including amyloid-positive mild cognitive impairment), 19 patients with progressive supranuclear palsy, and 13 age- and sex-matched controls...
January 24, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019018/contrast-mechanisms-associated-with-neuromelanin-mri
#4
Paula Trujillo, Paul E Summers, Emanuele Ferrari, Fabio A Zucca, Michela Sturini, Luca T Mainardi, Sergio Cerutti, Alex K Smith, Seth A Smith, Luigi Zecca, Antonella Costa
PURPOSE: To investigate the physical mechanisms associated with the contrast observed in neuromelanin MRI. METHODS: Phantoms having different concentrations of synthetic melanins with different degrees of iron loading were examined on a 3 Tesla scanner using relaxometry and quantitative magnetization transfer (MT). RESULTS: Concentration-dependent T1 and T2 shortening was most pronounced for the melanin pigment when combined with iron. Metal-free melanin had a negligible effect on the magnetization transfer spectra...
December 26, 2016: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004859/parkinson-s-disease-related-increase-of-t2-weighted-hypointensity-in-substantia-nigra-pars-compacta
#5
Jason Langley, Daniel E Huddleston, Jan Sedlacik, Kai Boelmans, Xiaoping P Hu
BACKGROUND: In PD, at the time of diagnosis, approximately 50% of melanized dopaminergic neurons in SNpc have died, yet ongoing neuronal death and neuromelanin release with associated neuroinflammation and microglial activation continue, as does local iron accumulation. Previous studies investigating nigral iron accumulation used T2 / T2*-weighted contrasts to define the regions of interest in the SN. Given that T2 / T2*-weighted contrasts lack sensitivity to neuromelanin and thereby SNpc, neuromelanin-sensitive MRI provides better delineation of SNpc and allows the examination of increased iron deposition in SNpc more specifically and accurately...
December 22, 2016: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997036/pathological-correlations-of-f-18-av-1451-imaging-in-non-alzheimer-tauopathies
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Marta Marquié, Marc D Normandin, Avery C Meltzer, Michael Siao Tick Chong, Nicolas V Andrea, Alejandro Antón-Fernández, William E Klunk, Chester A Mathis, Milos D Ikonomovic, Manik Debnath, Elizabeth A Bien, Charles R Vanderburg, Isabel Costantino, Sara Makaretz, Sarah L DeVos, Derek H Oakley, Stephen N Gomperts, John H Growdon, Kimiko Domoto-Reilly, Diane Lucente, Bradford C Dickerson, Matthew P Frosch, Bradley T Hyman, Keith A Johnson, Teresa Gómez-Isla
OBJECTIVE: Recent studies have shown that positron emission tomography (PET) tracer AV-1451 exhibits high binding affinity for paired helical filament (PHF)-tau pathology in Alzheimer's brains. However, the ability of this ligand to bind to tau lesions in other tauopathies remains controversial. Our goal was to examine the correlation of in vivo and postmortem AV-1451 binding patterns in three autopsy-confirmed non-Alzheimer tauopathy cases. METHODS: We quantified in vivo retention of [F-18]-AV-1451 and performed autoradiography, [H-3]-AV-1451 binding assays, and quantitative tau measurements in postmortem brain samples from two progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) cases and a MAPT P301L mutation carrier...
January 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993708/subtypes-evaluation-of-motor-dysfunction-in-parkinson-s-disease-using-neuromelanin-sensitive-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Yuanyuan Xiang, Tao Gong, Junwei Wu, Jifeng Li, Yan Chen, Yongxiang Wang, Shan Li, Lin Cong, Youting Lin, Yuxiang Han, Ling Yin, Guangbin Wang, Yifeng Du
Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by the loss of neuromelanin (NM)-containing neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc), and it is divided into two motor subtypes: the postural instability gait difficulty (PIGD) and the tremor dominant (TD) subtypes. With NM-sensitive Magnetic Resonance Imaging (NM-MRI), investigators have been able to accurately detect signal attenuation in SNc of PD; however, the difference of NM loss between PIGD and TD subtypes is still unclear. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the differences in NM-MRI between PD motor subtypes...
December 16, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820685/in-vivo-assessment-of-brainstem-depigmentation-in-parkinson-disease-potential-as-a-severity-marker-for-multicenter-studies
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Stefan T Schwarz, Yue Xing, Pragya Tomar, Nin Bajaj, Dorothee P Auer
Purpose To investigate the pattern of neuromelanin signal intensity loss within the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc), locus coeruleus, and ventral tegmental area in Parkinson disease (PD); the specific aims were (a) to study regional magnetic resonance (MR) quantifiable depigmentation in association with PD severity and (b) to investigate whether imaging- and platform-dependent signal intensity variations can be normalized. Materials and Methods This prospective case-control study was approved by the local ethics committee and the research department of Nottingham University Hospitals...
November 7, 2016: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813160/subcortical-18-f-av-1451-binding-patterns-in-progressive-supranuclear-palsy
#9
Hanna Cho, Jae Yong Choi, Mi Song Hwang, Seung Ha Lee, Young Hoon Ryu, Myung Sik Lee, Chul Hyoung Lyoo
BACKGROUND: Accumulation of cortical and subcortical tau pathology is the primary pathological substrate for progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). (18) F-AV-1451, a radiotracer that binds to the pathological tau protein, may be helpful for in vivo visualization and quantitation of tau pathology in PSP. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to investigate cortical and subcortical (18) F-AV-1451 binding patterns in patients with PSP. METHODS: We recruited 14 PSP patients and compared their cortical and subcortical binding patterns in (18) F-AV-1451 positron emission tomography (PET) studies with those of 15 Parkinson's disease (PD) patients and 15 healthy controls...
November 3, 2016: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769419/combined-in-situ-imaging-of-structural-organization-and-elemental-composition-of-substantia-nigra-neurons-in-the-elderly
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A D Surowka, M Töpperwien, M Bernhardt, J D Nicolas, M Osterhoff, T Salditt, D Adamek, M Szczerbowska-Boruchowska
Human dopaminergic system in general, and substantia nigra (SN) neurons, in particular, are implicated in the pathologies underlying the human brain aging. The interplay between aberrations in the structural organization and elemental composition of SN neuron bodies has recently gained in importance as selected metals: Fe, Cu, Zn, Ca were found to trigger oxidative-stress-mediated aberration in their molecular assembly due to concomitant protein (alpha-synuclein, tau-protein) aggregation, gliosis and finally oxidative stress...
December 1, 2016: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768782/quantitative-t1-t2-and-t2-mapping-and-semi-quantitative-neuromelanin-sensitive-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-human-midbrain
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Takashi Hashido, Shigeyoshi Saito
PURPOSE: Neuromelanin is a dark pigment granule present within certain catecholamine neurons of the human brain. Here, we aimed to clarify the relationship between contrast of neuromelanin-sensitive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and MR relaxation times using T1, T2, and T2* mapping of the lower midbrain. METHODS: The subjects were 14 healthy volunteers (11 men and 3 women, mean age 29.9 ± 6.9 years). Neuromelanin-sensitive MRI was acquired using an optimized T1-weighted two-dimensional (2D)-turbo spin-echo sequence...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756668/near-infrared-confocal-laser-reflectance-cytoarchitectural-imaging-of-the-substantia-nigra-and-cerebellum-in-the-fresh-human-cadaver
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Cletus Cheyuo, Walter Grand, Lucia L Balos
BACKGROUND: Cytoarchitectural neuroimaging remains critical for diagnosis of many brain diseases. Fluorescent dye-enhanced, near-infrared confocal in situ cellular imaging of the brain has been reported. However, impermeability of the blood-brain barrier to most fluorescent dyes limits clinical utility of this modality. The differential degree of reflectance from brain tissue with unenhanced near-infrared imaging may represent an alternative technique for in situ cytoarchitectural neuroimaging...
January 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687624/reproducibility-of-locus-coeruleus-and-substantia-nigra-imaging-with-neuromelanin-sensitive-mri
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Jason Langley, Daniel E Huddleston, Christine J Liu, Xiaoping Hu
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to assess the reproducibility of substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc) and locus coeruleus (LC) delineation and measurement with neuromelanin-sensitive MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eleven subjects underwent two neuromelanin-sensitive MRI scans. SNpc and LC volumes were extracted for each scan. Reproducibility of volume and magnetization transfer contrast measurements in SNpc and LC was assessed using intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC) and dice similarity coefficients (DSC)...
September 29, 2016: Magma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27662849/saturation-binding-of-nicotine-to-synthetic-neuromelanin-demonstrated-by-fluorescence-spectroscopy
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Robert L Haining, Travis M Jones, Aubrey Hernandez
Neuromelanin (NM) has long been considered as an aging pigment, perhaps an unavoidable and undesirable byproduct of dopaminergic neural transmission. However, NM is carefully packaged into double membrane-bound structures within cells of the substantia nigra and other neural tissues, suggesting a beneficial function to maintaining these stores. It is well established that NM is able to concentrate toxic xenobiotics within pigmented cells due to its unique chemical environment. In doing so, such agents may confer susceptibility to Parkinson's disease (PD) as illustrated by model PD-inducing neurotoxins such as methyl-phenyl-pyridinium ion...
December 2016: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27640074/rare-variants-analysis-of-cutaneous-malignant-melanoma-genes-in-parkinson-s-disease
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S J Lubbe, V Escott-Price, A Brice, T Gasser, A M Pittman, J Bras, J Hardy, P Heutink, N M Wood, A B Singleton, D G Grosset, C B Carroll, M H Law, F Demenais, M M Iles, D T Bishop, J Newton-Bishop, N M Williams, H R Morris
A shared genetic susceptibility between cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) and Parkinson's disease (PD) has been suggested. We investigated this by assessing the contribution of rare variants in genes involved in CMM to PD risk. We studied rare variation across 29 CMM risk genes using high-quality genotype data in 6875 PD cases and 6065 controls and sought to replicate findings using whole-exome sequencing data from a second independent cohort totaling 1255 PD cases and 473 controls. No statistically significant enrichment of rare variants across all genes, per gene, or for any individual variant was detected in either cohort...
December 2016: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27619539/a-longitudinal-study-of-neuromelanin-sensitive-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Keita Matsuura, Masayuki Maeda, Ken-Ichi Tabei, Maki Umino, Hiroyuki Kajikawa, Masayuki Satoh, Hirotaka Kida, Hidekazu Tomimoto
PURPOSE: Neuromelanin-sensitive MR imaging (NMI) is an increasingly powerful tool for the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (PD). This study was undertaken to evaluate longitudinal changes on NMI in PD patients. METHODS: We examined longitudinal changes on NMI in 14 PD patients. The area and contrast ratio (CR) of the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc) were comparatively analyzed. RESULTS: The total area and CR of the SNc upon follow-up NMI were significantly smaller than those on initial NMI (from 33...
October 28, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27597825/neuromelanin-imaging-and-dopaminergic-loss-in-parkinson-s-disease
#17
Ioannis U Isaias, Paula Trujillo, Paul Summers, Giorgio Marotta, Luca Mainardi, Gianni Pezzoli, Luigi Zecca, Antonella Costa
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder in which the major pathologic substrate is a loss of dopaminergic neurons from the substantia nigra. Our main objective was to determine the correspondence between changes in the substantia nigra, evident in neuromelanin and iron sensitive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and dopaminergic striatal innervation loss in patients with PD. Eighteen patients and 18 healthy control subjects were included in the study. Using neuromelanin-MRI, we measured the volume of the substantia nigra and the contrast-to-noise-ratio between substantia nigra and a background region...
2016: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27596274/the-neuromelanin-related-t2-contrast-in-postmortem-human-substantia-nigra-with-7t-mri
#18
Jae-Hyeok Lee, Sun-Yong Baek, YoungKyu Song, Sujeong Lim, Hansol Lee, Minh Phuong Nguyen, Eun-Joo Kim, Gi Yeong Huh, Se Young Chun, HyungJoon Cho
High field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based delineation of the substantia nigra (SN) and visualization of its inner cellular organization are promising methods for the evaluation of morphological changes associated with neurodegenerative diseases; however, corresponding MR contrasts must be matched and validated with quantitative histological information. Slices from two postmortem SN samples were imaged with a 7 Tesla (7T) MRI with T1 and T2* imaging protocols and then stained with Perl's Prussian blue, Kluver-Barrera, tyrosine hydroxylase, and calbindin immunohistochemistry in a serial manner...
2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27587951/a-comparison-of-substantia-nigra-t1-hyperintensity-in-parkinson-s-disease-dementia-alzheimer-s-disease-and-age-matched-controls-volumetric-analysis-of-neuromelanin-imaging
#19
Won-Jin Moon, Ju-Yeon Park, Won-Sung Yun, Ji Yeong Jeon, Yeon Sil Moon, Heejin Kim, Ki-Chang Kwak, Jong-Min Lee, Seol-Heui Han
OBJECTIVE: Neuromelanin loss of substantia nigra (SN) can be visualized as a T1 signal reduction on T1-weighted high-resolution imaging. We investigated whether volumetric analysis of T1 hyperintensity for SN could be used to differentiate between Parkinson's disease dementia (PDD), Alzheimer's disease (AD) and age-matched controls. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study enrolled 10 patients with PDD, 18 patients with AD, and 13 age-matched healthy elderly controls...
September 2016: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27494668/neural-differentiation-in-the-third-dimension-generating-a-human-midbrain
#20
Rebecca M Marton, Sergiu P Paşca
In recent years, technological improvements in three-dimensional (3D) culture systems have enabled the generation of organoids or spheroids representing a variety of tissues, including the brain. In this issue of Cell Stem Cell, Jo et al. (2016) describe a 3D culture model of the human midbrain containing dopaminergic neurons and neuromelanin.
August 4, 2016: Cell Stem Cell
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