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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637099/aggregation-and-phosphorylation-of-%C3%AE-synuclein-with-proteinase-k-resistance-in-focal-%C3%AE-synucleinopathy-predominantly-localized-to-the-cardiac-sympathetic-nervous-system
#1
Nei Fukasawa, Takahiro Fukuda, Masato Nagaoka, Tohru Harada, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Masahiro Ikegami
Aggregates of α-synuclein, a major component of Lewy bodies (LBs) and Lewy neurites (LNs), are distributed throughout the nervous system, including the central nervous system (CNS), sympathetic ganglia, enteric nervous system (ENS), cardiac and pelvic plexuses, submandibular gland, adrenal medulla and skin, in incidental Lewy body disease (ILBD), Parkinson's disease (PD), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), and pure autonomic failure (PAF) [1-3]. Here we report focal α-synucleinopathy predominantly localized to the cardiac sympathetic nervous system (SNS)...
June 21, 2017: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622212/a-retrospective-study-of-pimavanserin-use-in-a-movement-disorders-clinic
#2
Joseph H Friedman
Pimavanserin, a 5-HT2A inverse agonist, was commercially released in the United States in April 2016 for the treatment of Parkinson disease psychosis. No "naturalistic" treatment results have yet been published. Charts from the movement disorders clinic were reviewed for all patients who received this drug as treatment for psychosis associated with primary parkinsonism due to α-synucleinopathies. Data of 10 patients with idiopathic Parkinson disease, including 1 with a long history of schizophrenia, 4 with dementia with Lewy bodies, and 1 with multiple-system atrophy, were reviewed...
June 16, 2017: Clinical Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611062/selective-imaging-of-internalized-proteopathic-%C3%AE-synuclein-seeds-in-primary-neurons-reveals-mechanistic-insight-into-transmission-of-synucleinopathies
#3
Richard J Karpowicz, Conor M Haney, Tiberiu S Mihaila, Raizel M Sandler, E James Petersson, Virginia M-Y Lee
Direct cell-to-cell transmission of proteopathic alpha-synuclein (α-syn) aggregates is thought to underlie the progression of neurodegenerative synucleinopathies. However, the specific intracellular processes governing this transmission remain unclear because currently-available model systems are limited. For example, in cell culture models of α-syn-seeded aggregation, it is difficult to discern intracellular from extracellular exogenously applied α-syn seed species. Herein, we employed fluorescently labeled α-syn preformed fibrils (pffs) in conjunction with the membrane-impermeable fluorescence quencher trypan blue to selectively image internalized α-syn seeds in cultured primary neurons and to quantitatively characterize the concentration dependence, time course, and inhibition of pff uptake...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596752/the-retina-in-multiple-system-atrophy-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#4
REVIEW
Carlos E Mendoza-Santiesteban, Iñigo Gabilondo, Jose Alberto Palma, Lucy Norcliffe-Kaufmann, Horacio Kaufmann
BACKGROUND: Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a rare, adult-onset, rapidly progressive fatal synucleinopathy that primarily affects oligodendroglial cells in the brain. Patients with MSA only rarely have visual complaints, but recent studies of the retina using optical coherence tomography (OCT) showed atrophy of the peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) and to a lesser extent the macular ganglion cell layer (GCL) complex. METHODS: We performed a literature review and meta-analysis according to the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses guidelines for studies published before January 2017, identified through PubMed and Google Scholar databases, which reported OCT-related outcomes in patients with MSA and controls...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595550/new-tracers-and-new-perspectives-for-molecular-imaging-in-lewy-body-diseases
#5
Matteo Bauckneht, Dario Arnaldi, Flavio Nobili, Dag Aarsland, Silvia Morbelli
The term Lewy body diseases (LBDs) refers to a subset of neurodegenerative disorders that share the accumulation of the so-called Lewy bodies (LB) including: Parkinson's disease (PD), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), and PD later characterized by the occurrence of dementia (PDD). Moreover, multiple system atrophy (MSA) and idiopatic Rem Sleeping behaviour disorders (RBD) complete the group of synucleinopathies and have also common symptoms with respect to LBDs. The clinical diagnosis of LBDs can be challenging for physicians, particularly in the early stages of disease...
June 8, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585223/a-molecular-tweezer-ameliorates-motor-deficits-in-mice-overexpressing-%C3%AE-synuclein
#6
Franziska Richter, Sudhakar R Subramaniam, Iddo Magen, Patrick Lee, Jane Hayes, Aida Attar, Chunni Zhu, Nicholas R Franich, Nicholas Bove, Krystal De La Rosa, Jacky Kwong, Frank-Gerrit Klärner, Thomas Schrader, Marie-Françoise Chesselet, Gal Bitan
Aberrant accumulation and self-assembly of α-synuclein are tightly linked to several neurodegenerative diseases called synucleinopathies, including idiopathic Parkinson's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, and multiple system atrophy. Deposition of fibrillar α-synuclein as insoluble inclusions in affected brain cells is a pathological hallmark of synucleinopathies. However, water-soluble α-synuclein oligomers may be the actual culprits causing neuronal dysfunction and degeneration in synucleinopathies. Accordingly, therapeutic approaches targeting the toxic α-synuclein assemblies are attractive for these incurable disorders...
June 5, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582870/cutaneous-alpha-synuclein-from-paraffin-embedded-autopsy-specimens-in-parkinson-s-disease
#7
Christopher H Gibbons, Ningshan Wang, Roy Freeman
BACKGROUND: Parkinson disease (PD) is neurodegenerative disorder characterized by tremor, rigidity and bradykinesia and pathologically by the deposition of alpha-synuclein within different tissues. We, and others, have reported the detection of cutaneous alpha-synuclein in individuals with PD. OBJECTIVE: The goal of the present study was to detect alpha-synuclein deposition by immunohistochemical staining of skin samples in pathologically confirmed cases of PD. METHODS: Post-mortem skin biopsy samples from 11 individuals with PD, and 5 non-synucleinopathy control subjects were paraffin embedded and stained for total alpha-synuclein and protein gene product 9...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580639/mesenchymal-stem-cells-stabilize-axonal-transports-for-autophagic-clearance-of-%C3%AE-synuclein-in-parkinsonian-models
#8
Se Hee Oh, Seok Cheol Lee, Dong Yeol Kim, Ha Na Kim, Jin Young Shin, Byoung Seok Ye, Phil Hyu Lee
Genome-wide association studies have identified two loci, SNCA and the microtubule (MT)-associated protein tau, as common risk factors for Parkinson's disease (PD). Specifically, α-synuclein directly destabilizes MT via tau phosphorylation and induces axonal transport deficits that are the primary events leading to an abnormal accumulation of α-synuclein that causes nigral dopaminergic cell loss. In the present study, we demonstrated that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) could modulate cytoskeletal networks and trafficking to exert neuroprotective properties in wild-type or A53T α-synuclein overexpressing cells and mice...
June 5, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576942/wild-type-monomeric-%C3%AE-synuclein-can-impair-vesicle-endocytosis-and-synaptic-fidelity-via-tubulin-polymerization-at-the-calyx-of-held
#9
Kohgaku Eguchi, Zacharie Taoufiq, Oliver Thorn-Seshold, Dirk Trauner, Masato Hasegawa, Tomoyuki Takahashi
α-Synuclein is a presynaptic protein, the function of which has as yet to be identified, but its neuronal content increases in patients of synucleinopathies including Parkinson's disease. Chronic overexpression of α-synuclein reportedly expresses various phenotypes of synaptic dysfunction, but the primary target of its toxicity has not been determined. To investigate this, we acutely loaded human recombinant α-synuclein or its pathological mutants in their monomeric forms into the calyces of Held presynaptic terminals in slices from auditorily mature and immature rats of either sexes...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554421/the-new-diagnostic-criteria-for-parkinson-s-disease
#10
Ronald B Postuma, Daniela Berg
This chapter summarizes the advances in diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (PD) that were encapsulated in new International Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders Society diagnostic criteria for PD. Numerous changes in our understanding of PD have occurred, including our understanding of the nonmotor profile of disease, the recognition of PD as a synucleinopathy, identification of genetic causes, novel hypotheses about spread of disease, etc. These have been reflected in a new definition of PD, which includes a clinicogenetic subtype of PD, removes dementia with Lewy Bodies as an exclusion criterion against PD, and recognizes multiple stages of early disease...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552073/intrastriatal-injection-of-%C3%AE-synuclein-can-lead-to-widespread-synucleinopathy-independent-of-neuroanatomic-connectivity
#11
Zachary A Sorrentino, Mieu M T Brooks, Vincent Hudson, Nicola J Rutherford, Todd E Golde, Benoit I Giasson, Paramita Chakrabarty
BACKGROUND: Prionoid transmission of α-synuclein (αSyn) aggregates along neuroanatomically connected projections is posited to underlie disease progression in α-synucleinopathies. Here, we specifically wanted to study whether this prionoid progression occurs via direct inter-neuronal transfer and, if so, would intrastriatal injection of αSyn aggregates lead to nigral degeneration. METHODS: To test prionoid transmission of αSyn aggregates along the nigro-striatal pathway, we injected amyloidogenic αSyn aggregates into two different regions of the striatum of adult human wild type αSyn transgenic mice (Line M20) or non-transgenic (NTG) mice and aged for 4 months...
May 29, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534083/synthetic-alpha-synuclein-fibrils-cause-mitochondrial-impairment-and-selective-dopamine-neurodegeneration-in-part-via-inos-mediated-nitric-oxide-production
#12
Victor Tapias, Xiaoping Hu, Kelvin C Luk, Laurie H Sanders, Virginia M Lee, J Timothy Greenamyre
Intracellular accumulation of α-synuclein (α-syn) are hallmarks of synucleinopathies, including Parkinson's disease (PD). Exogenous addition of preformed α-syn fibrils (PFFs) into primary hippocampal neurons induced α-syn aggregation and accumulation. Likewise, intrastriatal inoculation of PFFs into mice and non-human primates generates Lewy bodies and Lewy neurites associated with PD-like neurodegeneration. Herein, we investigate the putative effects of synthetic human PFFs on cultured rat ventral midbrain dopamine (DA) neurons...
May 22, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527045/amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-like-superoxide-dismutase-1-proteinopathy-is-associated-with-neuronal-loss-in-parkinson-s-disease-brain
#13
Benjamin G Trist, Katherine M Davies, Veronica Cottam, Sian Genoud, Richard Ortega, Stéphane Roudeau, Asuncion Carmona, Kasun De Silva, Valerie Wasinger, Simon J G Lewis, Perminder Sachdev, Bradley Smith, Claire Troakes, Caroline Vance, Christopher Shaw, Safa Al-Sarraj, Helen J Ball, Glenda M Halliday, Dominic J Hare, Kay L Double
Neuronal loss in numerous neurodegenerative disorders has been linked to protein aggregation and oxidative stress. Emerging data regarding overlapping proteinopathy in traditionally distinct neurodegenerative diseases suggest that disease-modifying treatments targeting these pathological features may exhibit efficacy across multiple disorders. Here, we describe proteinopathy distinct from classic synucleinopathy, predominantly comprised of the anti-oxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase-1 (SOD1), in the Parkinson's disease brain...
July 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522732/unbiased-proteomics-of-early-lewy-body-formation-model-implicates-active-microtubule-affinity-regulating-kinases-marks-in-synucleinopathies
#14
Michael X Henderson, Charlotte Hiu-Yan Chung, Dawn M Riddle, Bin Zhang, Ronald J Gathagan, Steven H Seeholzer, John Q Trojanowski, Virginia M Y Lee
Parkinson's disease (PD) patients progressively accumulate intracytoplasmic inclusions formed by misfolded α-synuclein known as Lewy bodies (LBs). LBs also contain other proteins that may or may not be relevant in the disease process. To identify proteins involved early in LB formation, we performed proteomic analysis of insoluble proteins in a primary neuron culture model of α-synuclein pathology. We identified proteins previously found in authentic LBs in PD as well as several novel proteins, including the microtubule affinity-regulating kinase 1 (MARK1), one of the most enriched proteins in this model of LB formation...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513079/rem-sleep-behavior-disorder-in-parkinson-s-disease-and-other-synucleinopathies
#15
REVIEW
Erik K St Louis, Angelica R Boeve, Bradley F Boeve
Rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder is characterized by dream enactment and complex motor behaviors during rapid eye movement sleep and rapid eye movement sleep atonia loss (rapid eye movement sleep without atonia) during polysomnography. Rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder may be idiopathic or symptomatic and in both settings is highly associated with synucleinopathy neurodegeneration, especially Parkinson's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, multiple system atrophy, and pure autonomic failure...
May 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513078/peripheral-synucleinopathy-in-early-parkinson-s-disease-submandibular-gland-needle-biopsy-findings
#16
Charles H Adler, Brittany N Dugger, Joseph G Hentz, Michael L Hinni, David G Lott, Erika Driver-Dunckley, Shyamal Mehta, Geidy Serrano, Lucia I Sue, Amy Duffy, Anthony Intorcia, Jessica Filon, Joel Pullen, Douglas G Walker, Thomas G Beach
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505261/survival-and-causes-of-death-among-people-with-clinically-diagnosed-synucleinopathies-with-parkinsonism-a-population-based-study
#17
Rodolfo Savica, Brandon R Grossardt, James H Bower, J Eric Ahlskog, Bradley F Boeve, Jonathan Graff-Radford, Walter A Rocca, Michelle M Mielke
Importance: To our knowledge, a comprehensive study of the survival and causes of death of persons with synucleinopathies compared with the general population has not been conducted. Understanding the long-term outcomes of these conditions may inform patients and caregivers of the expected disease duration and may help with care planning. Objective: To compare survival rates and causes of death among patients with incident, clinically diagnosed synucleinopathies and age- and sex-matched referent participants...
May 15, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490713/phospholipase-d-is-dispensable-for-epidermal-growth-factor-induced-chemotaxis
#18
Chihoko Hirai, Shaymaa Mohamed Mohamed Badawy, Lifang Zhang, Taro Okada, Taketoshi Kajimoto, Shunichi Nakamura
α-Synuclein (α-Syn) is implicated in several neurodegenerative disorders, including Parkinson's disease, known collectively as the synucleinopathies. α-Syn is known to be secreted from the cells and may contribute to the progression of the disease. Although extracellular α-Syn is shown to impair platelet-derived growth factor-induced chemotaxis, molecular mechanism of α-Syn-induced motility failure remains elusive. Here we have aimed at phospholipase D (PLD) as a potential target for α-Syn and examined the involvement of this enzyme in α-Syn action...
May 9, 2017: Kobe Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482862/higher-levels-of-myelin-phospholipids-in-brains-of-neuronal-%C3%AE-synuclein-transgenic-mice-precede-myelin-loss
#19
Jessica Grigoletto, Katharina Pukaß, Ayelet Gamliel, Dana Davidi, Rachel Katz-Brull, Christiane Richter-Landsberg, Ronit Sharon
α-Synuclein is a protein involved in the pathogenesis of synucleinopathies, including Parkinson's disease (PD), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and multiple system atrophy (MSA). We investigated the role of neuronal α-Syn in myelin composition and abnormalities. The phospholipid content of purified myelin was determined by (31)P NMR in two mouse lines modeling PD, PrP-A53T α-Syn and Thy-1 wt-α-Syn. Significantly higher levels of phospholipids were detected in myelin purified from brains of these α-Syn transgenic mouse models than in control mice...
May 8, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476636/differential-effects-of-immunotherapy-with-antibodies-targeting-%C3%AE-synuclein-oligomers-and-fibrils-in-a-transgenic-model-of-synucleinopathy
#20
Omar El-Agnaf, Cassia Overk, Edward Rockenstein, Michael Mante, Jazmin Florio, Anthony Adame, Nishant Vaikath, Nour Majbour, Seung-Jae Lee, Changyoun Kim, Eliezer Masliah, Robert A Rissman
Disorders with progressive accumulation of α-synuclein (α-syn) are a common cause of dementia and parkinsonism in the aging population. Accumulation and propagation of α-syn play a role in the pathogenesis of these disorders. Previous studies have shown that immunization with antibodies that recognize C-terminus of α-syn reduces the intra-neuronal accumulation of α-syn and related deficits in transgenic models of synucleinopathy. These studies employed antibodies that recognize epitopes within monomeric and aggregated α-syn that were generated through active immunization or administered via passive immunization...
May 2, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
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