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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421072/dysregulated-il-1%C3%AE-secretion-in-autoinflammatory-diseases-a-matter-of-stress
#1
Sonia Carta, Claudia Semino, Roberto Sitia, Anna Rubartelli
Infectious and sterile inflammation is induced by activation of innate immune cells. Triggering of toll-like receptors by pathogen-associated molecular pattern or damage-associated molecular pattern (PAMP or DAMP) molecules generates reactive oxygen species that in turn induce production and activation of pro-inflammatory cytokines such as IL-1β. Recent evidence indicates that cell stress due to common events, like starvation, enhanced metabolic demand, cold or heat, not only potentiates inflammation but may also directly trigger it in the absence of PAMPs or DAMPs...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413400/autonomic-dysregulation-cognitive-impairment-and-symptoms-of-psychosis-as-an-unusual-presentation-in-an-anti-aquaporin-4-positive-patient
#2
Annabel M Ruiter, Jan F Meilof, Rosemarijn R J Somanje-Bolweg, Erik van Gorsel, Nynke F Kalkers
We present the unusual case of a patient with an aquaporin 4 antibody-seropositive neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder who presented with autonomic dysregulation, cognitive impairment, and symptoms of psychosis. Only a few previous cases have been described with similar psychiatric symptoms. Brain MRI showed an abnormal hyperintense T2 signal of the hypothalamus and, to a lesser extent, a minor hyperintense signal of the right optic nerve. Her symptoms and MR abnormalities improved after high-dose methylprednisolone...
January 2017: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408652/premature-ventricular-contraction-coupling-interval-variability-destabilizes-cardiac-neuronal-and-electrophysiological-control-insights-from-simultaneous-cardioneural-mapping
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David Hamon, Pradeep S Rajendran, Ray W Chui, Olujimi A Ajijola, Tadanobu Irie, Ramin Talebi, Siamak Salavatian, Marmar Vaseghi, Jason S Bradfield, J Andrew Armour, Jeffrey L Ardell, Kalyanam Shivkumar
BACKGROUND: Variability in premature ventricular contraction (PVC) coupling interval (CI) increases the risk of cardiomyopathy and sudden death. The autonomic nervous system regulates cardiac electrical and mechanical indices, and its dysregulation plays an important role in cardiac disease pathogenesis. The impact of PVCs on the intrinsic cardiac nervous system, a neural network on the heart, remains unknown. The objective was to determine the effect of PVCs and CI on intrinsic cardiac nervous system function in generating cardiac neuronal and electric instability using a novel cardioneural mapping approach...
April 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404605/proteomics-analysis-identifies-orthologs-of-human-chitinase-like-proteins-as-inducers-of-tube-morphogenesis-defects-in-drosophila
#4
Sandra G Zimmerman, Gennifer E Merrihew, Michael J MacCoss, Celeste A Berg
Elevated levels of human chitinase-like proteins (CLPs) are associated with numerous chronic inflammatory diseases and several cancers, often correlating with poor prognosis. Nevertheless, there is scant knowledge of their function. The CLPs normally mediate immune responses and wound healing, and when upregulated, they can promote disease progression by remodeling tissue, activating signaling cascades, stimulating proliferation and migration, and by regulating adhesion. We identified Imaginal disc growth factors (Idgfs), orthologs of human CLPs CHI3L1, CHI3L2, and OVGP1, in a proteomics analysis designed to discover factors that regulate tube morphogenesis in a Drosophila melanogaster model of tube formation...
April 12, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402693/heparan-sulfate-proteoglycans-regulate-autophagy-in-drosophila
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Claire E Reynolds-Peterson, Na Zhao, Jie Xu, Taryn M Serman, Jielin Xu, Scott B Selleck
Heparan sulfate-modified proteoglycans (HSPGs) are important regulators of signaling and molecular recognition at the cell surface and in the extracellular space. Disruption of HSPG core proteins, HS-synthesis, or HS-degradation can have profound effects on growth, patterning, and cell survival. The Drosophila neuromuscular junction provides a tractable model for understanding the activities of HSPGs at a synapse that displays developmental and activity-dependent plasticity. Muscle cell-specific knockdown of HS biosynthesis disrupted the organization of a specialized postsynaptic membrane, the subsynaptic reticulum (SSR), and affected the number and morphology of mitochondria...
April 12, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400822/pacemaker-placement-in-patients-with-stroke-mediated-autonomic-dysregulation
#6
Ali A Alsaad, Christopher O Austin, Maisha T Robinson, Michael B Phillips
Lateral medullary syndrome (LMS) is an ischemic disease of the medulla oblongata, which involves the territory of the posterior inferior cerebellar artery. Lateral medullary syndrome is often missed as the cause of autonomic dysregulation in patients with recent brain stem stroke. Due to the location of the baroreceptor regulatory center in the lateral medulla oblongata, patients with LMS occasionally have autonomic dysregulation-associated clinical manifestations. We report a case of LMS-associated autonomic dysregulation...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392310/the-role-of-the-autonomic-nervous-system-in-arrhythmias-and-sudden-cardiac-death
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Sonia Franciosi, Frances K G Perry, Thomas M Roston, Kathryn R Armstrong, Victoria E Claydon, Shubhayan Sanatani
The autonomic nervous system (ANS) is complex and plays an important role in cardiac arrhythmia pathogenesis. A deeper understanding of the anatomy and development of the ANS has shed light on its involvement in cardiac arrhythmias. Alterations in levels of Sema-3a and NGF, both growth factors involved in innervation patterning during development of the ANS, leads to cardiac arrhythmias. Dysregulation of the ANS, including polymorphisms in genes involved in ANS development, have been implicated in sudden infant death syndrome...
March 31, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391987/cardiovascular-and-autonomic-reactivity-to-psychological-stress-neurophysiological-substrates-and-links-to-cardiovascular-disease
#8
REVIEW
Annie T Ginty, Thomas E Kraynak, James P Fisher, Peter J Gianaros
Psychologically stressful experiences evoke changes in cardiovascular physiology that may influence risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). But what are the neural circuits and intermediate physiological pathways that link stressful experiences to cardiovascular changes that might in turn confer disease risk? This question is important because it has broader implications for our understanding of the neurophysiological pathways that link stressful and other psychological experiences to physical health. This review highlights selected findings from brain imaging studies of stressor-evoked cardiovascular reactivity and CVD risk...
March 16, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391069/insulin-and-glucagon-in-plasma-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-in-suicide-attempters-and-healthy-controls
#9
Marie Bendix, Kerstin Uvnäs-Moberg, Maria Petersson, Viktor Kaldo, Marie Åsberg, Jussi Jokinen
Mental disorders and related behaviors such as suicidality and violence have been associated to dysregulation of e g carbohydrate metabolism. We hypothesized that patients after suicide attempt, compared to healthy controls, would have higher insulin and lower glucagon levels in plasma and cerebrospinal fluid and that these changes would be associated to violent behavior. Twenty-eight medication-free patients (10 women, 18 men), hospitalized after suicide attempt, and 19 healthy controls (7 women, 12 men) were recruited with the aim to study risk factors for suicidal behavior...
March 23, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389378/sympathetic-regulation-and-anterior-cingulate-cortex-volume-are-altered-in-a-rat-model-of-chronic-back-pain
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Sara Touj, Sébastien Houle, Djamel Ramla, Renaud Jeffrey-Gauthier, Harumi Hotta, Gilles Bronchti, Maria-Grazia Martinoli, Mathieu Piché
Chronic pain is associated with autonomic disturbance. However, specific effects of chronic back pain on sympathetic regulation remain unknown. Chronic pain is also associated with structural changes in the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), which may be linked to sympathetic dysregulation. The aim of this study was to determine whether sympathetic regulation and ACC surface and volume are affected in a rat model of chronic back pain, in which complete Freund Adjuvant (CFA) is injected in back muscles. Sympathetic regulation was assessed with renal blood flow (RBF) changes induced by electrical stimulation of a hind paw, while ACC structure was examined by measuring cortical surface and volume...
April 4, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371199/nonsense-pathogenic-variants-in-exon-1-of-phox2b-lead-to-translational-reinitiation-in-congenital-central-hypoventilation-syndrome
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Jacob T Cain, Dae I Kim, Megan Quast, Winnie G Shivega, Ryan J Patrick, Chuanpit Moser, Suzanne Reuter, Myrza Perez, Angela Myers, Jill M Weimer, Kyle J Roux, Megan Landsverk
Pathogenic variants in PHOX2B lead to congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS), a rare disorder of the nervous system characterized by autonomic dysregulation and hypoventilation typically presenting in the neonatal period, although a milder late-onset (LO) presentation has been reported. More than 90% of cases are caused by polyalanine repeat mutations (PARMs) in the C-terminus of the protein; however non-polyalanine repeat mutations (NPARMs) have been reported. Most NPARMs are located in exon 3 of PHOX2B and result in a more severe clinical presentation including Hirschsprung disease (HSCR) and/or peripheral neuroblastic tumors (PNTs)...
May 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357357/optogenetic-monitoring-identifies-phosphatidylthreonine-regulated-calcium-homeostasis-in-toxoplasma-gondii
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Arunakar Kuchipudi, Ruben D Arroyo-Olarte, Friederike Hoffmann, Volker Brinkmann, Nishith Gupta
Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular parasite, which inflicts acute as well as chronic infections in a wide range of warm-blooded vertebrates. Our recent work has demonstrated the natural occurrence and autonomous synthesis of an exclusive lipid phosphatidylthreonine in T. gondii. Targeted gene disruption of phosphatidylthreonine synthase impairs the parasite virulence due to unforeseen attenuation of the consecutive events of motility, egress and invasion. However, the underlying basis of such an intriguing phenotype in the parasite mutant remains unknown...
May 2, 2016: Microbial Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356171/a-case-of-abnormally-abnormal-hypoxic-ventilatory-responses-a-novel-nparm-phox2b-gene-mutation
#13
Stefan A Unger, Maude Guillot, Donald S Urquhart
Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS) is a rare disorder associated with dysregulation of the autonomic ventilatory response to hypoxia and hypercarbia usually caused by polyalanine repeat expansion mutations in the PHOX2B gene. Non-polyalanine repeat mutations (NPARM) represent approximately 10% of cases, and usually require continuous ventilation during sleep, although our knowledge of disease progression is limited. Here we present a case with a novel NPARMCCHS mutation associated with a premature stop codon for the PHOX2B protein...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337522/pre-symptomatic-autoimmunity-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-when-does-the-disease-start
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REVIEW
Alexander Tracy, Christopher D Buckley, Karim Raza
It is well recognised that a state of autoimmunity, in which immunological tolerance is broken, precedes the development of symptoms in the majority of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). For individuals who will later develop seropositive disease, this manifests as autoantibodies directed against proteins that have undergone specific post-translational modifications. There is evidence that the induction of this autoantibody response occurs at peripheral extra-articular mucosal sites, such as the periodontium and lung...
March 23, 2017: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336525/extracellular-tdp-43-aggregates-target-mapk-mak-mrk-overlapping-kinase-mok-and-trigger-caspase-3-il-18-signaling-in-microglia
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María M Leal-Lasarte, Jaime M Franco, Adahir Labrador-Garrido, David Pozo, Cintia Roodveldt
Dysregulated microglial responses are central in neurodegenerative proteinopathies, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal lobar disease (FTLD). Pathologic TDP-43, which is typically found in intracellular inclusions, is a misfolding protein with emerging roles in ALS and FTLD. Recently, TDP-43 species have been found in extracellular fluids of patients; however, the overall implications of TDP-43-mediated signaling linked to neuroinflammation are poorly understood. Our work-the first, to our knowledge, to focus on innate immunity responses to TDP-43 aggregates-shows that such species are internalized by microglia and cause abnormal mobilization of endogenous TDP-43...
March 23, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331352/skin-disorders-in-parkinson-s-disease-potential-biomarkers-and-risk-factors
#16
REVIEW
Astrid-Helene Ravn, Jacob P Thyssen, Alexander Egeberg
Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the most common neurodegenerative disorders, characterized by a symptom triad comprising resting tremor, rigidity, and akinesia. In addition, non-motor symptoms of PD are well recognized and often precede the overt motor manifestations. Cutaneous manifestations as markers of PD have long been discussed, and cumulative evidence shows an increased prevalence of certain dermatological disorders in PD. Seborrheic dermatitis is considered to occur as a premotor feature of PD referable to dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system...
2017: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314237/non-autonomous-cell-proliferation-in-the-mammary-gland-and-cancer
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REVIEW
Robert J Weber, Tejal A Desai, Zev J Gartner
Cells decide whether to grow and divide by integrating internal and external signals. Non-autonomous cell growth and proliferation occurs when microenvironmental signals from neighboring cells, both physical and secreted, license this decision. Understanding these processes is vital to developing an accurate framework for cell-cell interactions and cellular decision-making, and is useful for advancing new therapeutic strategies to prevent dysregulated growth. Here, we review some recent examples of non-autonomous cell growth in the mammary gland and tumor cell proliferation...
March 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289182/continuum-of-renin-independent-aldosteronism-in-normotension
#18
Rene Baudrand, Francisco J Guarda, Carlos Fardella, Gregory Hundemer, Jenifer Brown, Gordon Williams, Anand Vaidya
Primary aldosteronism is a severe form of autonomous aldosteronism. Milder forms of autonomous and renin-independent aldosteronism may be common, even in normotension. We characterized aldosterone secretion in 210 normotensives who had suppressed plasma renin activity (<1.0 ng/mL per hour), completed an oral sodium suppression test, received an infusion of angiotensin II, and had measurements of blood pressure and renal plasma flow. Continuous associations between urinary aldosterone excretion rate, renin, and potassium handling were investigated...
May 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288589/choroidal-infarction-in-a-glaucoma-patient-with-flammer-syndrome-a-case-report-with-a-long-term-follow-up
#19
Barbara Terelak-Borys, Iwona Grabska-Liberek, Anita Piekarniak-Wozniak, Katarzyna Konieczka
BACKGROUND: We present a long term follow-up of a young female patient with choroidal infarction, primary open angle glaucoma and Flammer syndrome. The patient had no classical risk factors for vascular occlusions, except for the presence of Flammer syndrome. The essential feature of this syndrome is primary vascular dysregulation, sometimes including vasospasm. The vessels of affected people respond more intensely to a number of stimuli, such as coldness or emotional stress. Any organ can be involved, including parts of the eye...
March 14, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286774/orthostatic-intolerance-and-postural-orthostatic-tachycardia-syndrome-in-joint-hypermobility-syndrome-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-hypermobility-type-neurovegetative-dysregulation-or-autonomic-failure
#20
Claudia Celletti, Filippo Camerota, Marco Castori, Federica Censi, Laura Gioffrè, Giovanni Calcagnini, Stefano Strano
Background. Joint hypermobility syndrome/Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, hypermobility type (JHS/EDS-HT), is a hereditary connective tissue disorder mainly characterized by generalized joint hypermobility, skin texture abnormalities, and visceral and vascular dysfunctions, also comprising symptoms of autonomic dysfunction. This study aims to further evaluate cardiovascular autonomic involvement in JHS/EDS-HT by a battery of functional tests. Methods. The response to cardiovascular reflex tests comprising deep breathing, Valsalva maneuver, 30/15 ratio, handgrip test, and head-up tilt test was studied in 35 JHS/EDS-HT adults...
2017: BioMed Research International
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