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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094765/selective-antagonism-of-muscarinic-receptors-is-neuroprotective-in-peripheral-neuropathy
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Nigel A Calcutt, Darrell R Smith, Katie Frizzi, Mohammad Golam Sabbir, Subir K Roy Chowdhury, Teresa Mixcoatl-Zecuatl, Ali Saleh, Nabeel Muttalib, Randy Van der Ploeg, Joseline Ochoa, Allison Gopaul, Lori Tessler, Jürgen Wess, Corinne G Jolivalt, Paul Fernyhough
Sensory neurons have the capacity to produce, release, and respond to acetylcholine (ACh), but the functional role of cholinergic systems in adult mammalian peripheral sensory nerves has not been established. Here, we have reported that neurite outgrowth from adult sensory neurons that were maintained under subsaturating neurotrophic factor conditions operates under cholinergic constraint that is mediated by muscarinic receptor-dependent regulation of mitochondrial function via AMPK. Sensory neurons from mice lacking the muscarinic ACh type 1 receptor (M1R) exhibited enhanced neurite outgrowth, confirming the role of M1R in tonic suppression of axonal plasticity...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091723/changes-in-the-severity-and-subtype-of-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-admitted-to-a-specialist-neuromedical-icu-over-a-25%C3%A2-year-period
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C J Taylor, N P Hirsch, D M Kullmann, Robin S Howard
We report a retrospective review of 110 patients with acute Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) admitted to a specialised intensive care unit (ICU) in a tertiary referral centre over a 25 year period, the start of which coincided with the widespread introduction of plasma exchange (PE) and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG). The results were analysed by comparing 52 patients admitted in the first decade (1991-2000; Group 1) with 58 patients admitted between 2001-2014 (Group 2). Patients in both groups were comparable with respect to age and sex, and had a similar incidence and range of ICU complications...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091556/vegf-b-promotes-recovery-of-corneal-innervations-and-trophic-functions-in-diabetic-mice
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Guohu Di, Xiaowen Zhao, Xia Qi, Songmei Zhang, Lu Feng, Weiyun Shi, Qingjun Zhou
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-B possesses the capacity of promoting injured peripheral nerve regeneration and restore their sensory and trophic functions. However, the contribution and mechanism of VEGF-B in diabetic peripheral neuropathy remains unclear. In the present study, we investigated the expression and role of VEGF-B in diabetic corneal neuropathy by using type 1 diabetic mice and cultured trigeminal ganglion (TG) neurons. Hyperglycemia attenuated the endogenous expression of VEGF-B in regenerated diabetic corneal epithelium, but not that of VEGF receptors in diabetic TG neurons and axons...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081461/bdnf-gene-delivery-mediated-by-neuron-targeted-nanoparticles-is-neuroprotective-in-peripheral-nerve-injury
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Cátia D F Lopes, Nádia P Gonçalves, Carla P Gomes, Maria J Saraiva, Ana P Pêgo
Neuron-targeted gene delivery is a promising strategy to treat peripheral neuropathies. Here we propose the use of polymeric nanoparticles based on thiolated trimethyl chitosan (TMCSH) to mediate targeted gene delivery to peripheral neurons upon a peripheral and minimally invasive intramuscular administration. Nanoparticles were grafted with the non-toxic carboxylic fragment of the tetanus neurotoxin (HC) to allow neuron targeting and were explored to deliver a plasmid DNA encoding for the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in a peripheral nerve injury model...
March 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078310/polg2-deficiency-causes-adult-onset-syndromic-sensory-neuropathy-ataxia-and-parkinsonism
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Lionel Van Maldergem, Arnaud Besse, Boel De Paepe, Emma L Blakely, Vivek Appadurai, Margaret M Humble, Juliette Piard, Kate Craig, Langping He, Pierre Hella, François-Guillaume Debray, Jean-Jacques Martin, Marion Gaussen, Patrice Laloux, Giovanni Stevanin, Rudy Van Coster, Robert W Taylor, William C Copeland, Eric Mormont, Penelope E Bonnen
OBJECTIVE: Mitochondrial dysfunction plays a key role in the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative disorders such as ataxia and Parkinson's disease. We describe an extended Belgian pedigree where seven individuals presented with adult-onset cerebellar ataxia, axonal peripheral ataxic neuropathy, and tremor, in variable combination with parkinsonism, seizures, cognitive decline, and ophthalmoplegia. We sought to identify the underlying molecular etiology and characterize the mitochondrial pathophysiology of this neurological syndrome...
January 2017: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077491/sphingosine-1-phosphate-lyase-deficiency-causes-charcot-marie-tooth-neuropathy
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Derek Atkinson, Jelena Nikodinovic Glumac, Bob Asselbergh, Biljana Ermanoska, David Blocquel, Regula Steiner, Alejandro Estrada-Cuzcano, Kristien Peeters, Tinne Ooms, Els De Vriendt, Xiang-Lei Yang, Thorsten Hornemann, Vedrana Milic Rasic, Albena Jordanova
OBJECTIVE: To identify the unknown genetic cause in a nuclear family with an axonal form of peripheral neuropathy and atypical disease course. METHODS: Detailed neurologic, electrophysiologic, and neuropathologic examinations of the patients were performed. Whole exome sequencing of both affected individuals was done. The effect of the identified sequence variations was investigated at cDNA and protein level in patient-derived lymphoblasts. The plasma sphingoid base profile was analyzed...
January 11, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076385/the-effect-of-a-novel-c-820c-t-arg274trp-mutation-in-the-mitofusin-2-gene-on-fibroblast-metabolism-and-clinical-manifestation-in-a-patient
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Małgorzata Beręsewicz, Anna Boratyńska-Jasińska, Łukasz Charzewski, Maria Kawalec, Dagmara Kabzińska, Andrzej Kochański, Krystiana A Krzyśko, Barbara Zabłocka
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2A (CMT2A) is an autosomal dominant axonal peripheral neuropathy caused by mutations in the mitofusin 2 gene (MFN2). Mitofusin 2 is a GTPase protein present in the outer mitochondrial membrane and responsible for regulation of mitochondrial network architecture via the fusion of mitochondria. As that fusion process is known to be strongly dependent on the GTPase activity of mitofusin 2, it is postulated that the MFN2 mutation within the GTPase domain may lead to impaired GTPase activity, and in turn to mitochondrial dysfunction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067631/schwann-cells-are-activated-by-atp-released-from-neurons-in-an-in-vitro-cellular-model-of-miller-fisher-syndrome
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Umberto Rodella, Samuele Negro, Michele Scorzeto, Elisanna Bergamin, Kees Jalink, Cesare Montecucco, Nobuhiro Yuki, Michela Rigoni
The neuromuscular junction is exposed to different types of insults including mechanical traumas, toxins or autoimmune antibodies and, accordingly, has retained through evolution a remarkable ability to regenerate. Regeneration is driven by multiple signals that are exchanged among the cellular components of the junction. These signals are largely unknown.Miller Fisher syndrome is a variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome caused by autoimmune antibodies specific for epitopes of peripheral axon terminals. Using an animal model of Miller Fisher syndrome, we recently reported that a monoclonal anti-polysialoganglioside GQ1b antibody plus complement damages nerve terminals with production of mitochondrial hydrogen peroxide, that activates Schwann cells...
January 6, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063088/mosaicism-for-a-pathogenic-mfn2-mutation-causes-minimal-clinical-features-of-cmt2a-in-the-parent-of-a-severely-affected-child
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Katherine Schon, Olivera Spasic-Boskovic, Kim Brugger, Tracey D Graves, Stephen Abbs, Soo-Mi Park, Gautam Ambegaonkar, Ruth Armstrong
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) refers to a genetically heterogeneous group of disorders which cause a peripheral motor and sensory neuropathy. The overall prevalence is 1 in 2500 individuals. Mutations in the MFN2 gene are the commonest cause for the axonal (CMT2) type. We describe a Caucasian 5-year old girl affected by CMT2A since the age of 2 years. She presented with unsteady gait, in-turning of the feet and progressive foot deformities. Nerve conduction studies suggested an axonal neuropathy and molecular testing identified a previously reported pathogenic variant c...
January 2017: Neurogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040792/autophagy-in-tri-o-cresyl-phosphate-induced-delayed-neurotoxicity
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Hai-Yang Xu, Pan Wang, Ying-Jian Sun, Lu Jiang, Ming-Yuan Xu, Yi-Jun Wu
The widely used organophosphorus compound tri-o-cresyl phosphate (TOCP) elicits delayed neurotoxicity characterized by progressive axonal degeneration in the spinal cord and peripheral nerves. However, the precise mechanisms of TOCP-induced delayed neurotoxicity are not clear. Because autophagy has been linked to the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases, we aimed to characterize autophagy in the progression of TOCP-induced delayed neurotoxicity. In vivo experiments using the adult hen animal model showed that autophagy in spinal cord axons and in sciatic nerves was markedly induced at the early preclinical stage of TOCP-induced delayed neurotoxicity; it was decreased as the delayed neurotoxicity progressed to the overt neuropathy stage...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038479/acute-improvement-in-intraoperative-emg-following-common-fibular-nerve-decompression-in-patients-with-symptomatic-diabetic-sensorimotor-peripheral-neuropathy-1-emg-results
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James C Anderson, D Scott Nickerson, Brian L Tracy, Roger J Paxton, Dwayne S Yamasaki
Background and Study Aims Electromyographic (EMG) recordings of the fibularis longus (FL) and tibialis anterior (TA) muscles were performed intraoperatively during common fibular nerve (CFN) nerve decompression (ND) in patients with symptomatic diabetic sensorimotor peripheral neuropathy (DSPN) and clinical nerve compression. Materials and Methods Forty-six legs in 40 patients underwent surgical ND by external neurolysis; FL and TA muscles were monitored intraoperatively. Evoked EMGs were recorded just prior to and within 1 minute after ND...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029908/pathology-of-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
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Hershel R Patel, Curtis E Margo
Ischemic optic neuropathy (ION) describes a state of hypoxic injury of the optic nerve. Clinically, ION is divided into anterior and posterior forms defined by the presence or absence of optic disc swelling, respectively. It is further classified as arteritic when secondary to vasculitis, and nonarteritic when not. The site of vascular occlusion for anterior ION from giant cell arteritis is the short posterior ciliary arteries, but mechanical vascular obstruction does not play a role in most nonarteritic cases...
January 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018685/coexistence-of-factor-vii-deficiency-and-hereditary-spastic-paraplegia-in-two-siblings
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Hortensia De la Corte-Rodriguez, E Carlos Rodriguez-Merchan, M Teresa Alvarez-Roman, Ana L Hernandez-Moreno
We present the case of two patients aged 12 years and 7 years who were referred to our hospital for factor VII deficiency inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern, who had suffered from previous multiple joint haemarthroses. They presented with fine motor symptoms and difficulty in walking. During physical examination we observed neurological symptoms (general hypotonia, muscular hypotrophy, exaggerated tendon reflexes, pes cavus, and spastic gait). Given that the symptoms were not justified by the deficiency of coagulation factor VII and on suspicion of hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), tests were carried out...
2016: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007994/axonal-neuropathy-with-neuromyotonia-there-is-a-hint
#14
Kristien Peeters, Teodora Chamova, Ivailo Tournev, Albena Jordanova
Recessive mutations in the gene encoding the histidine triad nucleotide binding protein 1 (HINT1) were recently shown to cause a motor-predominant Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy. About 80% of the patients exhibit neuromyotonia, a striking clinical and electrophysiological hallmark that can help to distinguish this disease and to guide diagnostic screening. HINT1 neuropathy has worldwide distribution and is particularly prevalent in populations inhabiting central and south-eastern Europe. With 12 different mutations identified in more than 60 families, it ranks among the most common subtypes of axonal Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy...
December 21, 2016: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005197/sbf1-mutations-associated-with-autosomal-recessive-axonal-neuropathy-with-cranial-nerve-involvement
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Andreea Manole, Alejandro Horga, Josep Gamez, Nuria Raguer, Maria Salvado, Beatriz San Millán, Carmen Navarro, Alan Pittmann, Mary M Reilly, Henry Houlden
Biallelic mutations in the SBF1 gene have been identified in one family with demyelinating Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT4B3) and two families with axonal neuropathy and additional neurological and skeletal features. Here we describe novel sequence variants in SBF1 (c.1168C>G and c.2209_2210del) as the potential causative mutations in two siblings with severe axonal neuropathy, hearing loss, facial weakness and bulbar features. Pathogenicity of these variants is supported by co-segregation and in silico analyses and evolutionary conservation...
January 2017: Neurogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003971/optic-neuropathy-and-increased-retinal-glial-fibrillary-acidic-protein-due-to-microbead-induced-ocular-hypertension-in-the-rabbit
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Jun Zhao, Tian-Hui Zhu, Wen-Chieh Chen, Shi-Ming Peng, Xiao-Sheng Huang, Kin-Sang Cho, Dong Feng Chen, Guei-Sheung Liu
AIM: To characterize whether a glaucoma model with chronic elevation of the intraocular pressure (IOP) was able to be induced by anterior chamber injection of microbeads in rabbits. METHODS: In order to screen the optimal dose of microbead injection, IOP was measured every 3d for 4wk using handheld applanation tonometer after a single intracameral injection of 10 µL, 25 µL, 50 µL or 100 µL microbeads (5×10(6) beads/mL; n=6/group) in New Zealand White rabbits...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002403/xrcc1-mutation-is-associated-with-parp1-hyperactivation-and-cerebellar-ataxia
#17
Nicolas C Hoch, Hana Hanzlikova, Stuart L Rulten, Martine Tétreault, Emilia Komulainen, Limei Ju, Peter Hornyak, Zhihong Zeng, William Gittens, Stephanie A Rey, Kevin Staras, Grazia M S Mancini, Peter J McKinnon, Zhao-Qi Wang, Justin D Wagner, Grace Yoon, Keith W Caldecott
XRCC1 is a molecular scaffold protein that assembles multi-protein complexes involved in DNA single-strand break repair. Here we show that biallelic mutations in the human XRCC1 gene are associated with ocular motor apraxia, axonal neuropathy, and progressive cerebellar ataxia. Cells from a patient with mutations in XRCC1 exhibited not only reduced rates of single-strand break repair but also elevated levels of protein ADP-ribosylation. This latter phenotype is recapitulated in a related syndrome caused by mutations in the XRCC1 partner protein PNKP and implicates hyperactivation of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase/s as a cause of cerebellar ataxia...
January 5, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998456/-temporal-and-spatial-characteristics-of-rgc-death-and-axon-degeneration-in-the-rat-model-of-nonarteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
#18
Y W Wang, T Chen, J Ma, Y Zhong
Objective: To investigate the temporal and spatial characteristics of retinal ganglion cell (RGC) death and axon degeneration in the rat model of nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (rNAION). Methods: Experimental study. The model of rNAION was induced by directly illuminating the optic nerve head with laser, after intravenous infusion with the photosensitizing agent rose Bengal. Seventy-one SD rats were randomly divided into five groups: 1-week (n=14), 2-week (n=14), 4-week (n=15) , 8-week (n=16) model group and the normal control group (n=12)...
December 11, 2016: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998451/-pay-attention-to-the-secondary-optic-neuropathy-and-the-safe-appropriate-applications-of-optic-neuroprotection
#19
Y Zhong
Secondary optic neuropathy of optic nerve abnormalities is the leading cause of persistent visual impairment. Previous ocular neuroprotection studies have proved that the nerve growth factor and other agents are of significant in the preservation of optic nerve axon and retinal ganglion cells. However, finding novel safe and effective approach as well as the appropriate applications of optic neuroprotection should be highly emphasized and would be very helpful in the treatment of optic neuropathy.(Chin J Ophthalmol, 2016, 52: 881-884)...
December 11, 2016: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986399/paranodal-lesions-in-chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy-associated-with-anti-neurofascin-155-antibodies
#20
Jean-Michel Vallat, Nobuhiro Yuki, Kenji Sekiguchi, Norito Kokubun, Nobuyuki Oka, Stéphane Mathis, Laurent Magy, Diane L Sherman, Peter J Brophy, Jérôme J Devaux
Antibodies to Contactin-1 and Neurofascin 155 (Nfasc155) have recently been associated with subsets of patients with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). Contactin-1 and Nfasc155 are cell adhesion molecules that constitute the septate-like junctions observed by electron microscopy in the paranodes of myelinated axons. Antibodies to Contactin-1 have been shown to affect the localization of paranodal proteins both in patient nerve biopsies and in animal models after passive transfer. However, it is unclear whether these antibodies alter the paranodal ultrastructure...
October 24, 2016: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
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