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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352267/differential-susceptibility-of-striatal-hippocampal-and-cortical-neurons-to-caspase-6
#1
Anastasia Noël, Libin Zhou, Bénédicte Foveau, P Jesper Sjöström, Andréa C LeBlanc
Active cysteinyl protease Caspase-6 is associated with early Alzheimer and Huntington diseases. Higher entorhinal cortex and hippocampal Caspase-6 levels correlate with lower cognitive performance in aged humans. Caspase-6 induces axonal degeneration in human primary neuron cultures and causes inflammation and neurodegeneration in mouse hippocampus, and age-dependent memory impairment. To assess whether Caspase-6 causes damage to another neuronal system, a transgenic knock-in mouse overexpressing a self-activated form of Caspase-6 five-fold in the striatum, the area affected in Huntington disease, and 2...
January 19, 2018: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350438/astrocytic-glutamine-synthetase-is-expressed-in-the-neuronal-somatic-layers-and-down-regulated-proportionally-to-neuronal-loss-in-the-human-epileptic-hippocampus
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Ismini E Papageorgiou, Nektarios A Valous, Bernd Lahrmann, Hana Janova, Zin-Juan Klaft, Arend Koch, Ulf C Schneider, Peter Vajkoczy, Frank L Heppner, Niels Grabe, Niels Halama, Uwe Heinemann, Oliver Kann
Human mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) features subregion-specific hippocampal neurodegeneration and reactive astrogliosis, including up-regulation of the glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) and down-regulation of glutamine synthetase (GS). However, the regional astrocytic expression pattern of GFAP and GS upon MTLE-associated neurodegeneration still remains elusive. We assessed GFAP and GS expression in strict correlation with the local neuronal number in cortical and hippocampal surgical specimens from 16 MTLE patients using immunohistochemistry, stereology and high-resolution image analysis for digital pathology and whole-slide imaging...
January 19, 2018: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349851/clinical-and-molecular-implications-of-structural-changes-to-desmosomes-and-corneodesmosomes
#3
REVIEW
Akemi Ishida-Yamamoto, Satomi Igawa, Mari Kishibe, Masaru Honma
Desmosomes provide the main intercellular adhesive properties between epidermal keratinocytes. Their distribution becomes uneven in severe dermatitis, multiple allergies and metabolic wasting syndrome due to desmoglein 1 deficiency and the loss of intercellular adhesion or acantholysis. When keratinocytes differentiate from granular cells into cornified cells, desmosomes are transformed into corneodesmosomes and can provide stronger intercellular adhesion. Degradation of corneodesmosomes is a tightly regulated process involving a number of proteases and their inhibitors...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345004/epidermal-permeability-barrier-function-and-sphingolipid-content-in-the-skin-of-sphingomyelin-synthase-2-deficient-mice
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Koji Nomoto, Yurina Itaya, Ken Watanabe, Tadashi Yamashita, Toshiro Okazaki, Yoshihiro Tokudome
BACKGROUND: Sphingomyelin synthase (SMS) is an enzyme that generates sphingomyelin (SM) from ceramide (CER) and phosphatidylcholine. SM in the epidermis is a precursor of CER, an important lipid for epidermal permeability barrier function. However, the physiological role of SMS in skin is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To uncover the function of SMS in skin, we investigated sphingolipid metabolism enzyme activity in skin, SM content in the epidermis, CER content in the stratum corneum (SC) and transepidermal water loss (TEWL) as an indicator of barrier function in SMS2-knockout (KO) mice...
January 17, 2018: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340854/therapeutic-efficacy-and-safety-of-a-1927-nm-fractionated-thulium-laser-on-pattern-hair-loss-an-evaluator-blinded-split-scalp-study
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Sung Bin Cho, Boncheol Leo Goo, Zhenlong Zheng, Kwang Ho Yoo, Jin-Soo Kang, Heesu Kim
Laser- or light-assisted therapies have been used to improve the perifollicular environment by upregulating the expression of growth factors and signaling molecules for hair restoration. The aim of our study was to preclinically and clinically evaluate the therapeutic efficacy and safety of a 1927-nm fractionated thulium laser on pattern hair loss (PHL). An in vivo hairless mouse study and an in vivo human skin environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM) study were performed with different power and energy settings...
January 16, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339791/the-glun2a-subunit-regulates-neuronal-nmda-receptor-induced-microglia-neuron-physical-interactions
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Ukpong B Eyo, Ashley Bispo, Junting Liu, Sruchika Sabu, Rong Wu, Victoria L DiBona, Jiaying Zheng, Madhuvika Murugan, Huaye Zhang, Yamei Tang, Long-Jun Wu
Microglia are known to engage in physical interactions with neurons. However, our understanding of the detailed mechanistic regulation of microglia-neuron interactions is incomplete. Here, using high resolution two photon imaging, we investigated the regulation of NMDA receptor-induced microglia-neuron physical interactions. We found that the GluN2A inhibitor NVPAAM007, but not the GluN2B inhibitor ifenprodil, blocked the occurrence of these interactions. Consistent with the well-known developmental regulation of the GluN2A subunit, these interactions are absent in neonatal tissues...
January 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337602/defining-the-learning-curve-for-hip-arthroscopy-a-threshold-analysis-of-the-volume-outcomes-relationship
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Nabil Mehta, Peter Chamberlin, Robert G Marx, Chisa Hidaka, Yile Ge, Danyal H Nawabi, Stephen Lyman
BACKGROUND: Hip arthroscopy has emerged as a successful option for the treatment of femoroacetabular impingement and related hip disorders, but the procedure is technically challenging. PURPOSE: To define the learning curve through which surgeons become proficient at hip arthroscopy. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; level of evidence, 3. METHODS: The authors identified hip arthroscopy procedures performed by surgeons through a New York State database (Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System) and followed those cases for additional hip surgery (total hip arthroplasty, hip resurfacing, or ipsilateral hip arthroscopy) within 5 years of the original procedure...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335828/low-but-not-high-doses-of-copper-sulfate-impair-synaptic-plasticity-in-the-hippocampal-ca1-region-in-vivo
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Abolfazl Jand, Mohammad Reza Taheri-Nejad, Masoumeh Mosleh, Mohammad Reza Palizvan
Previous studies have shown the inhibitory effect of the in vitro application of copper sulfate on hippocampal long-term potentiation. While in vivo administration of copper did not affect spatial learning and memory. To find possible answers to this controversial issue, we evaluate the effect of different doses of copper sulfate on in vivo long-term potentiation, synaptic transmission, and paired-pulse behavior of CA1 pyramidal cells. Thirty-two male Wistar rats were divided into four groups: control, 5, 10, and 15 mg of copper sulfate...
January 15, 2018: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331772/alcohol-induced-risk-behaviors-among-brazilian-nightclub-patrons-a-latent-class-analysis
#9
A Sañudo, S Andreoni, Z M Sanchez
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to identify risk behavior profiles associated with alcohol consumption among patrons during or just after departure from nightclubs in São Paulo, Brazil. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. METHODS: The study used a two-stage cluster sampling survey design. Data were collected on a probabilistic sample of nightclub patrons. Overall, 2422 patrons were interviewed at the entrance of 31 nightclubs. Latent class analysis (LCA) was used to identify risk behavior profiles with an emphasis on risky driving, fights, alcoholic blackouts, and harm and unsafe sex...
January 11, 2018: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331060/regional-hippocampal-vulnerability-in-early-multiple-sclerosis-dynamic-pathological-spreading-from-dentate-gyrus-to-ca1
#10
Vincent Planche, Ismail Koubiyr, José E Romero, José V Manjon, Pierrick Coupé, Mathilde Deloire, Vincent Dousset, Bruno Brochet, Aurélie Ruet, Thomas Tourdias
BACKGROUND: Whether hippocampal subfields are differentially vulnerable at the earliest stages of multiple sclerosis (MS) and how this impacts memory performance is a current topic of debate. METHOD: We prospectively included 56 persons with clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) suggestive of MS in a 1-year longitudinal study, together with 55 matched healthy controls at baseline. Participants were tested for memory performance and scanned with 3 T MRI to assess the volume of 5 distinct hippocampal subfields using automatic segmentation techniques...
January 13, 2018: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330580/-lichen-ruber-planus-better-understanding-better-treatment
#11
REVIEW
L Schilling, T Vogt
Lichen ruber, also called lichen ruber planus or lichen planus (LP), is a noncontagious inflammatory skin disease. LP is the main representative and namesake of the group of lichenoid diseases, which are characterized by small papules often accompanied by severe itching. With 65% of cases, LP is primarily a disease of the mucous membranes. In 20% of the cases, the disease is found on the skin and mucous membranes; skin involvement alone is seen in only about 10% of cases. Cutaneous LP has a very favorable 1‑year prognosis of almost 80% healing as opposed to the mucosa and the adnexal organs...
January 12, 2018: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330260/race-and-socioeconomic-status-independently-affect-risk-of-major-amputation-in-peripheral-artery-disease
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Shipra Arya, Zachary Binney, Anjali Khakharia, Luke P Brewster, Phil Goodney, Rachel Patzer, Jason Hockenberry, Peter W F Wilson
BACKGROUND: Black race has been shown to be a risk factor for amputation in peripheral artery disease (PAD); however, race has been argued to be a marker for socioeconomic status (SES) rather than true disparity. The aim of this study is to study the impact of race and SES on amputation risk in PAD patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients with incident PAD in the national Veterans Affairs Corporate Data Warehouse were identified from 2003 to 2014 (N=155 647). The exposures were race and SES (measured by median income in residential ZIP codes)...
January 12, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329574/microcephaly-epidemic-related-to-the-zika-virus-and-living-conditions-in-recife-northeast-brazil
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Wayner Vieira de Souza, Maria de Fátima Pessoa Militão de Albuquerque, Enrique Vazquez, Luciana Caroline Albuquerque Bezerra, Antonio da Cruz Gouveia Mendes, Tereza Maciel Lyra, Thalia Velho Barreto de Araujo, André Luiz Sá de Oliveira, Maria Cynthia Braga, Ricardo Arraes de Alencar Ximenes, Demócrito de Barros Miranda-Filho, Amanda Priscila de Santana Cabral Silva, Laura Rodrigues, Celina Maria Turchi Martelli
BACKGROUND: Starting in August 2015, there was an increase in the number of cases of neonatal microcephaly in Northeast Brazil. These findings were identified as being an epidemic of microcephaly related to Zika virus (ZIKV) infection. The present study aims to analyse the spatial distribution of microcephaly cases in Recife (2015-2016), which is in Northeast Brazil, and its association with the living conditions in this city. METHODS: This was an ecological study that used data from reported cases of microcephaly from the State Health Department of Pernambuco (August 2015 to July 2016)...
January 12, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329196/is-the-skin-absorption-of-hydrocortisone-modified-by-the-variability-in-dosing-topical-products
#14
Daniel A Paterson, Jacqueline Hallier, Elizabeth Jenkins, Sarah F Cordery, M Begoña Delgado-Charro
Fingertip units have been proposed as a tool to standardize topical therapy with semisolid formulations. However, no studies to date have characterized the variability in dosing by patients using this concept and whether this variability ultimately affects the topical absorption of drugs. This work aimed to answer these two questions. A first study determined the dose measured, the area of spread and the area-normalized dose for a 1% hydrocortisone cream and ointment applied by members of the public using this dosing approach before and after brief counselling...
January 12, 2018: Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324755/hiv-1-co-receptor-tropism-and-liver-fibrosis-in-hiv-infected-patients
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Annalisa Saracino, Alessandro Cozzi-Lepri, Milensu Shanyinde, Francesca Ceccherini Silberstein, Silvia Nozza, Antonio Di Biagio, Giovanni Cassola, Giuseppe Bruno, Maria Capobianchi, Massimo Puoti, Laura Monno, Antonella d'Arminio Monforte
BACKGROUND: In vitro, gp120 of both X4 and R5 HIV-1 strains activates human hepatic stellate cells, but if it can promote liver fibrosis in vivo is unknown. We aimed to evaluate if patients carrying X4 or R5 strains have a different liver fibrosis (LF) progression over time. METHODS: A total of 1,137 HIV-infected patients in ICONA cohort (21% females, 7% HCV co-infected) with an available determination of HIV-1 co-receptor tropism (CRT), a Fibrosis-4 Index for Liver Fibrosis (FIB-4) <3...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323039/neuronal-injury-and-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-immunoreactivity-in-the-rat-hippocampus-in-the-early-period-of-asphyxia-induced-cardiac-arrest-under-normothermia
#16
Hyun-Jin Tae, Il Jun Kang, Tae-Kyeong Lee, Jeong Hwi Cho, Jae-Chul Lee, Myoung Cheol Shin, Yoon Sung Kim, Jun Hwi Cho, Jong-Dai Kim, Ji Hyeon Ahn, Joon Ha Park, In-Shik Kim, Hyang-Ah Lee, Yang Hee Kim, Moo-Ho Won, Young Joo Lee
Low survival rate occurs in patients who initially experience a spontaneous return of circulation after cardiac arrest (CA). In this study, we induced asphyxial CA in adult male Sprague-Daley rats, maintained their body temperature at 37 ± 0.5°C, and then observed the survival rate during the post-resuscitation phase. We examined neuronal damage in the hippocampus using cresyl violet (CV) and Fluore-Jade B (F-J B) staining, and pro-inflammatory response using ionized calcium-binding adapter molecule 1 (Iba-1), glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) immunohistochemistry in the hippocampus after asphyxial CA in rats under normothermia...
December 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320678/effect-of-ceramide-tail-length-on-the-structure-of-model-stratum-corneum-lipid-bilayers
#17
Timothy C Moore, Remco Hartkamp, Christopher R Iacovella, Annette L Bunge, Clare McCabe
Lipid bilayers composed of non-hydroxy sphingosine ceramide (CER NS), cholesterol (CHOL), and free fatty acids (FFAs), which are components of the human skin barrier, are studied via molecular dynamics simulations. Since mixtures of these lipids exist in dense gel phases with little molecular mobility at physiological conditions, care must be taken to ensure that the simulations become decorrelated from the initial conditions. Thus, we propose and validate an equilibration protocol based on simulated tempering, in which the simulation takes a random walk through temperature space, allowing the system to break out of metastable configurations and hence become decorrelated from its initial configuration...
January 9, 2018: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319711/on-skin-microrelief-and-the-emergence-of-expression-micro-wrinkles
#18
G Limbert, E Kuhl
Over the course of a life time, as a result of adaptive mechanobiological processes (e.g. ageing), or the action of external physical factors such as mechanical loading, the human skin is subjected to, and hosts complex biophysical processes. These phenomena typically operate through a complex interplay, that, ultimately, is responsible for the evolutive geometrical characteristics of the skin surface. Wrinkles are a manifestation of these effects. Although numerous theoretical models of wrinkles arising in multi-layered structures have been proposed, they typically apply to idealised geometries...
January 10, 2018: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317263/keratinocyte-specific-ablation-of-ripk4-allows-epidermal-cornification-but-impairs-skin-barrier-formation
#19
Corinne Urwyler-Rösselet, Giel Tanghe, Kirsten Leurs, Barbara Gilbert, Riet De Rycke, Michiel De Bruyne, Saskia Lippens, Sonja Bartunkova, Philippe De Groote, Carine Niessen, Marek Haftek, Peter Vandenabeele, Wim Declercq
In humans, RIPK4 mutations can lead to the autosomal recessive Bartsocas-Papas and popliteal pterygium syndromes, which are characterized by severe skin defects, pterygia as well as clefting. We show here that the epithelial fusions observed in RIPK4 full KO mice are E-cadherin dependent, as keratinocyte-specific deletion of E-cadherin in RIPK4 full KO mice rescued the tail-to-body fusion and fusion of oral epithelia. To elucidate RIPK4 function in epidermal differentiation and development we generated epidermis-specific RIPK4 knockout mice (RIPK4EKO)...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315700/binding-affinity-and-decontamination-of-dermal-decontamination-gel-to-model-chemical-warfare-agent-simulants
#20
Yachao Cao, Akram Elmahdy, Hanjiang Zhu, Xiaoying Hui, Howard Maibach
Six chemical warfare agent simulants (trimethyl phosphate, dimethyl adipate, 2-chloroethyl methyl sulfide, diethyl adipate, chloroethyl phenyl sulfide and diethyl sebacate) were studied in in vitro human skin to explore relationship between dermal penetration/absorption and the mechanisms of simulant partitioning between stratum corneum (SC) and water as well as between dermal decontamination gel (DDGel) and water. Both binding affinity to and decontamination of simulants using DDGel were studied. Partition coefficients of six simulants between SC and water (Log PSC/w ) and between DDGel and water (Log PDDGel/w ) were determined...
January 7, 2018: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
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