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Yijun Pan, Jennifer L Short, Stephanie A Newman, Kwok H C Choy, Durgesh Tiwari, Christopher Yap, Danielle Senyschyn, William A Banks, Joseph A Nicolazzo
Epidemiological evidence suggests that people with bipolar disorder prescribed lithium exhibit a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD) relative to those prescribed other mood-stabilizing medicines. Lithium chloride (LiCl) reduces brain β-amyloid (Aβ) levels, and the brain clearance of Aβ is reduced in AD. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to assess whether the cognitive benefits of LiCl are associated with enhanced brain clearance of exogenously-administered Aβ. The brain clearance of intracerebroventricularly (icv) administered125 I-Aβ42 was assessed in male Swiss outbred mice administered daily oral NaCl or LiCl (300 mg/kg for 21 days)...
March 12, 2018: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
Sanye Soroldoni, Ítalo Braga Castro, Fiamma Abreu, Fabio Andrei Duarte, Rodrigo Brasil Choueri, Osmar Olinto Möller, Gilberto Fillmann, Grasiela Lopes Leães Pinho
Sources, occurrence, composition and dynamics of antifouling paint particles (APPs) were assessed in Patos Lagoon estuary (PLE), Southern Brazil. Ten areas including boatyards, a marina and artisanal fishing harbors were identified in the estuarine system as potential sources of APPs. The APPs generated in these areas were highly heterogeneous considering the size, shape and composition. Based on an estimate of antifouling paint usage and amount of boats in each studied area, artisanal fishing harbors could be the main source of particles to PLE...
March 2, 2018: Water Research
I A Kuznetsov, A V Kuznetsov
We develop a mathematical model that enables us to investigate possible mechanisms by which two primary markers of Alzheimer's disease (AD), extracellular amyloid plaques and intracellular tangles, may be related. Our model investigates the possibility that the decay of anterograde axonal transport of amyloid precursor protein (APP), caused by toxic tau aggregates, leads to decreased APP transport towards the synapse and APP accumulation in the soma. The developed model thus couples three processes: (i) slow axonal transport of tau, (ii) tau misfolding and agglomeration, which we simulated by using the Finke-Watzky model and (iii) fast axonal transport of APP...
February 2018: Proceedings. Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
Katalin Völgyi, Kata Badics, Fernando J Sialana, Péter Gulyássy, Edina Brigitta Udvari, Viktor Kis, László Drahos, Gert Lubec, Katalin Adrienna Kékesi, Gábor Juhász
Intracellular β-amyloid (Aβ) accumulation is an early event in Alzheimer's disease (AD) progression. Recently, it has been uncovered that presenilins (PSs), the key components of the amyloid precursor protein (APP) processing and the β-amyloid producing γ-secretase complex, are highly enriched in a special sub-compartment of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) functionally connected to mitochondria, called mitochondria-associated ER membrane (MAM). A current hypothesis of pathogenesis of Alzheimer's diseases (AD) suggests that MAM is involved in the initial phase of AD...
February 22, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
Alicia Delrivo, Carolina Aloisio, Marcela R Longhi, Gladys Granero
We propose an in vitro permeability assay by using a modified lipid membrane to predict the in vivo intestinal passive permeability of drugs. Two conditions were tested, one with a gradient pH (pH 5.5 donor/pH 7.4 receptor) and the other with an iso-pH 7.4. The predictability of the method was established by correlating the obtained apparent intestinal permeability coefficients (P app ) and the oral dose fraction absorbed in humans (f a ) of 16 drugs with different absorption properties. The P app values correlated well with the absorption rates under the two conditions, and the method showed high predictability and good reproducibility...
February 15, 2018: AAPS PharmSciTech
Papungkorn Sangsawad, Sittiruk Roytrakul, Kiattawee Choowongkomon, David D Kitts, Xiu-Min Chen, Guangtao Meng, Eunice C Y Li-Chan, Jirawat Yongsawatdigul
Korat-chicken breast and thigh were subjected to heating at 70, 100 or 121 °C for 30 min and simulated in vitro gastrointestinal digestion. At 70 or 100 °C heating, digests of breast possessed higher ACE inhibitory activity than those of thigh. The highest ACE inhibitory activity was found in the digest of breast cooked at 70 °C (B/H-70), whereas breast heated at 121 °C (B/H-121) exhibited the lowest. The 1-kDa permeate of the B/H-70 digest revealed higher permeability through colorectal adenocarcinoma monolayers and ACE inhibitory activity than did B/H-121...
June 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
Tomonori Aikawa, Marie-Louise Holm, Takahisa Kanekiyo
The ATP-binding cassette (ABC) reporter family functions to regulate the homeostasis of phospholipids and cholesterol in the central nervous system, as well as peripheral tissues. ABCA7 belongs to the A subfamily of ABC transporters, which shares 54% sequence identity with ABCA1. While ABCA7 is expressed in a variety of tissues/organs, including the brain, recent genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified ABCA7 gene variants as susceptibility loci for late-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD). More important, subsequent genome sequencing analyses have revealed that premature termination codon mutations in ABCA7 are associated with the increased risk for AD...
February 5, 2018: Brain Sciences
Yuelong Xu, Xiuxiu Li, Xianjun Wang, Jinguo Yao, Sujing Zhuang
MicroRNA (miR)-34a was recently determined to contribute to the pathological development of Alzheimer's disease (AD). miR-34a deficiency significantly attenuates cognitive deficits in amyloid precursor protein (APP)/presenilin 1 (PS1) mice; however, its role in early AD pathology and the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. Here, we confirmed that the increase of miR-34a expression in APP/PS1 mice was earlier than the relevant AD pathological characteristics, such as amyloid-β production, amyloid plaque deposition, and cognitive deficits...
January 26, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
Xing-Long Yang, Jing-Dong Zhang, Lian Duan, Huan-Gui Xiong, Yan-Ping Jiang, Hou-Cheng Liang
Microglia activation and white matter injury coexist after repeated episodes of mild brain trauma and ischemic stroke. Axon degeneration and demyelination can activate microglia; however, it is unclear whether early microglia activation can impair the function of white matter tracts and lead to injury. Rat corpus callosum (CC) slices were treated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or LPS + Rhodobacter sphaeroides (RS)-LPS that is a toll-like receptor 4 (TLR-4) antagonist. Functional changes reflected by the change of axon compound action potentials (CAPs) and the accumulation of β-amyloid precursor protein (β-APP) in CC nerve fibers...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
Chaoqun Wang, Yikai Shou, Jie Pan, Yue Du, Cuiqing Liu, Huanhuan Wang
Globally, Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most prevalent neurodegenerative disease in the elderly population, the hallmark of which is amyloid β (Aβ) peptide. Energy metabolism and AD pathogenesis are believed to influence one another. Different cholesterol levels are thought to influence various steps in neurotoxic Aβ generation, including amyloid precursor protein (APP) proteolysis and the corresponding activities of α-, β-, and γ-secretases. In addition, cholesterol has been proved to mediate Aβ metabolism, such as its fibrillation, transportation, degradation, and clearance processes...
January 11, 2018: Nutritional Neuroscience
Tingting Zheng, Xiaoqing Wu, Xiaojie Wei, Mingkai Wang, Baorong Zhang
Amyloid precursor protein (APP) processing is central in Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathogenesis. The healthy unaffected neurons suffer the transmission of amyloid protein from pathologically affected neurons, which may play an important role in the anatomical spread of the disease. Exosomes are appropriate candidates for transmission of amyloid species, because of their potential role as "intercellular transportation". To address a role of secreted exosomes in neuronal homeostasis in AD, we harvested exosomes from the conditioned medium of HEK293-APP Swe/Ind cells...
December 22, 2017: Neurochemistry International
Masanori Tachikawa, Shirou Hirose, Shin-Ichi Akanuma, Ryo Matsuyama, Ken-Ichi Hosoya
l-Arginine is required for regulating synapse formation/patterning and angiogenesis in the developing brain. We hypothesized that this requirement would be met by increased transporter-mediated supply across the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Thus, the purpose of this work was to test the idea that elevation of blood-to-brain l-arginine transport across the BBB in the postnatal period coincides with up-regulation of cationic acid transporter 1 (CAT1) expression in developing brain capillaries. We found that the apparent brain-to-plasma concentration ratio (Kp, app) of l-arginine after intravenous administration during the first and second postnatal weeks was 2-fold greater than that at the adult stage...
December 13, 2017: Microvascular Research
Yue Wang, Pei-Pei Guan, Xin Yu, Yan-Su Guo, Ying-Jie Zhang, Zhan-You Wang, Pu Wang
Although the roles of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and prostaglandins (PGs) in regulating amyloid precursor protein (APP) cleavage and β-amyloid protein (Aβ) production have been the subjects of numerous investigations, their effects on tau phosphorylation have been largely overlooked. Using human TauP301S transgenic (Tg) mice as in vivo model, our results demonstrated that PGI2 and PGF2α mediated the effects of tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) and Zinc ions (Zn2+) on upregulating the phosphorylation of tau via the PI3-K/AKT, ERK1/2 and JNK/c-Jun signaling pathways...
November 21, 2017: Oncotarget
Gavirangappa Hithamani, Dhanya Kizhakayil, Krishnapura Srinivasan
In continuation of our studies on the bioaccessibility of phenolic compounds from food grains as influenced by domestic processing, we examined the uptake of phenolics from native/sprouted finger millet (Eleucine coracana) and green gram (Vigna radiata) and native/heat-processed onion (Allium cepa) in human Caco-2 cells. Absorption of pure phenolic compounds, as well as the uptake of phenolic compounds from finger millet, green gram, and onion, was investigated in Caco-2 monolayer model. Transport of individual phenolic compounds from apical compartment to the basolateral compartment across Caco-2 monolayer was also investigated...
December 2017: Journal of Biosciences
Melissa Bopp, Dangaia Sims, Stephen A Matthews, Liza S Rovniak, Erika Poole, Joanna Colgan
PURPOSE: To outline the development, implementation, and evaluation of a multistrategy intervention to promote active transportation, on a large university campus. DESIGN: Single group pilot study. SETTING: A large university in the Northeastern United States. PARTICIPANTS: University students (n = 563), faculty and staff (employees, n = 999) were included in the study. INTERVENTION: The Active Lions campaign aimed to increase active transportation to campus for all students and employees...
March 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Stephen R Mitroff, Justin M Ericson, Benjamin Sharpe
Objective The study's objective was to assess a new personnel selection and assessment tool for aviation security screeners. A mobile app was modified to create a tool, and the question was whether it could predict professional screeners' on-job performance. Background A variety of professions (airport security, radiology, the military, etc.) rely on visual search performance-being able to detect targets. Given the importance of such professions, it is necessary to maximize performance, and one means to do so is to select individuals who excel at visual search...
March 2018: Human Factors
Hong-Xin Fei, Ying-Bo Zhang, Ting Liu, Xiao-Jie Zhang, Shu-Liang Wu
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia among elderly population. Deranged β-amyloid (Aβ) trafficking across the blood-brain barrier is known to be a critical element in the pathogenesis of AD. In the vascular endothelial cells of hippocampus, Aβ transport is mainly mediated by low-density lipoprotein-associated protein 1 (LRP1) and the receptor for advanced glycation end (RAGE) products; therefore, LRP1 and RAGE endothelial cells are potential therapeutic targets for AD. In this study, we explored the effects of Formononetin (FMN) on learning and memory improvement in APP/PS1 mice and the related mechanisms...
January 2018: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
Jung-Ah Lee, Hannah Nguyen, Joan Park, Linh Tran, Trang Nguyen, Yen Huynh
Objectives: Families of ethnic minority persons with dementia often seek help at later stages of the disease. Little is known about the effectiveness of various methods in supporting ethnic minority dementia patients' caregivers. The objective of the study was to identify smartphone and computer usage among family caregivers of dementia patients (i.e., Korean and Vietnamese Americans) to develop dementia-care education programs for them. Methods: Participants were asked various questions related to their computer or smartphone usage in conjunction with needs-assessment interviews...
October 2017: Healthcare Informatics Research
Gesine Benze, Friedemann Nauck, Bernd Alt-Epping, Giuseppe Gianni, Thomas Bauknecht, Johannes Ettl, Anna Munte, Luisa Kretzschmar, Jan Gaertner
BACKGROUND: In advanced cancer, quality of life (QoL) is a major treatment goal. In order to achieve this, the identification of suffering by screening for patient-reported-outcomes (PROs, i.e., symptoms) is of utmost importance. The use of paper-pencil questionnaires is associated with significant shortcomings due to missing data, recall bias and transcription errors. Other than that, the electronic recording of PROs by mobile Health (mHealth) offers a number of advantages. The aim of this study was to test whether the routine assessment of PROs via a newly developed smartphone application (MeQoL®) is feasible...
October 26, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
Oleg I Kit, Dmitry I Vodolazhsky, Denis S Kutilin, Yaroslav S Enin, Yury A Gevorkyan, Peter V Zolotukhin, Yanis Boumber, Leonid V Kharin, Svetlana B Panina
Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in women and third most common cancer in men. Cell signaling alterations in colon cancer, especially in aggressive metastatic tumors, require further investigations. The present study aims to compare the expression pattern of proteins associated with cell signaling in paired tumor and non-tumor samples of patients with colon cancer, as well as to define the cluster of proteins to differentiate patients with non-metastatic (Dukes' grade B) and metastatic (Dukes' grade C&D) colon cancer...
December 2017: Protein Journal
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