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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081431/clinical-characterization-of-autoimmune-encephalitis-and-psychosis
#1
Qinjian Hao, Dahai Wang, Lanting Guo, Bo Zhang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Autoimmune disorders are growing alarmingly high in prevalence across the globe. Autoimmune encephalitis has had a dramatic impact on the medical field, effectually altering diagnostic and treatment paradigms in regard to neuropsychiatric disorders. Our primary goal in conducting this study was to analyze the clinical characteristics of autoimmune encephalitis patients, with special focus on psychiatric presentations, in the West China Hospital and report patient prognoses after immunotherapy...
December 27, 2016: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077092/phylogenetic-analysis-of-ionotropic-l-glutamate-receptor-genes-in-the-bilateria-with-special-notes-on-aplysia-californica
#2
Justin B Greer, Sawsan Khuri, Lynne A Fieber
BACKGROUND: The neurotransmitter L-Glutamate (L-Glu) acting at ionotropic L-Glu receptors (iGluR) conveys fast excitatory signal transmission in the nervous systems of all animals. iGluR-dependent neurotransmission is a key component of the synaptic plasticity that underlies learning and memory. During learning, two subtypes of iGluR, α-Amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid receptors (AMPAR) and N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDAR), are dynamically regulated postsynaptically in vertebrates...
January 11, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070654/anesthesia-management-of-cesarean-section-in-parturient-with-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis-a-case-report
#3
Zhimin Liao, Xiaoqin Jiang, Juan Ni
A 24-year-old woman at 29 weeks' gestation, and with psychiatric symptoms, was admitted to hospital and diagnosed as having anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis. After 4 weeks of immunotherapy with little effect, an emergency cesarean section was performed at 33(+4) weeks gestation under general anesthesia. The parturient was intubated after rapid sequence induction with etomidate, remifentanil and succinylcholine. Anesthesia was maintained with sevoflurane and remifentanil. Except for low weight, the infant was normal at birth...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069922/mechanisms-of-nmda-receptor-and-voltage-gated-l-type-calcium-channel-dependent-hippocampal-ltp-critically-rely-on-proteolysis-that-is-mediated-by-distinct-metalloproteinases
#4
Grzegorz Wiera, Daria Nowak, Inge Van Hove, Piotr Dziegiel, Lieve Moons, Jerzy W Mozrzymas
: Long-term potentiation (LTP) is widely perceived as a memory substrate and in the hippocampal CA3-CA1 pathway, distinct forms of LTP depend on N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors (nmdaLTP) or L-type voltage-gated calcium channels (vdccLTP). Long-term potentiation is also known to be effectively regulated by extracellular proteolysis that is mediated by various enzymes. Herein, we investigated whether in mice hippocampal slices these distinct forms of LTP are specifically regulated by different metalloproteinases (MMPs)...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069373/memantine-attenuates-cell-apoptosis-by-suppressing-the-calpain-caspase-3-pathway-in-an-experimental-model-of-ischemic-stroke
#5
Bin Chen, Guoxiang Wang, Weiwei Li, Weilin Liu, Ruhui Lin, Jing Tao, Min Jiang, Lidian Chen, Yun Wang
Ischemic stroke, the second leading cause of death worldwide, leads to excessive glutamate release, over-activation of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR), and massive influx of calcium (Ca(2+)), which may activate calpain and caspase-3, resulting in cellular damage and death. Memantine is an uncompetitive NMDAR antagonist with low-affinity/fast off-rate. We investigated the potential mechanisms through which memantine protects against ischemic stroke in vitro and in vivo. Middle cerebral artery occlusion-reperfusion (MCAO) was performed to establish an experimental model of ischemic stroke...
January 6, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067279/impaired-novelty-acquisition-and-synaptic-plasticity-in-congenital-hyperammonemia-caused-by-hepatic-glutamine-synthetase-deficiency
#6
Aisa N Chepkova, Olga A Sergeeva, Boris Görg, Helmut L Haas, Nikolaj Klöcker, Dieter Häussinger
Genetic defects in ammonia metabolism can produce irreversible damage of the developing CNS causing an impairment of cognitive and motor functions. We investigated alterations in behavior, synaptic plasticity and gene expression in the hippocampus and dorsal striatum of transgenic mice with systemic hyperammonemia resulting from conditional knockout of hepatic glutamine synthetase (LGS-ko). These mice showed reduced exploratory activity and delayed habituation to a novel environment. Field potential recordings from LGS-ko brain slices revealed significantly reduced magnitude of electrically-induced long-term potentiation (LTP) in both CA3-CA1 hippocampal and corticostriatal synaptic transmission...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065779/effects-of-panax-notoginseng-ginsenoside-rb1-on-abnormal-hippocampal-microenvironment-in-rats
#7
Shiyun Wang, Minghong Li, Ying Guo, Chen Li, Lanou Wu, Xin-Fu Zhou, Yaohui Luo, Dong An, Shude Li, Haiyun Luo, Lijin Pu
: Cerebral ischemia damages central neurons, and abnormal microenvironment in ischemic condition is the key factor to the damages. The increase of local concentration of glutamic acid, the overload of Ca(2+), and the mitochondrial stress caused by release of cytochrome C are important factors of abnormal microenvironment in cerebral ischemia. In this study ginsenoside Rb1, a compound from Panax Notoginseng, was used to intervene abnormal environment of neurons in the hippocampal CA1 region in two animal models (microperfusion model and photothrombosis model)...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063222/astrocytic-ip3-rs-contribution-to-ca-2-signalling-and-hippocampal-ltp
#8
Mark William Sherwood, Misa Arizono, Chihiro Hisatsune, Hiroko Bannai, Etsuko Ebisui, John Lawrence Sherwood, Aude Panatier, Stéphane Henri Richard Oliet, Katsuhiko Mikoshiba
Astrocytes regulate hippocampal synaptic plasticity by the Ca(2+) dependent release of the N-methyl d-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) co-agonist d-serine. Previous evidence indicated that d-serine release would be regulated by the intracellular Ca(2+) release channel IP3 receptor (IP3 R), however, genetic deletion of IP3 R2, the putative astrocytic IP3 R subtype, had no impact on synaptic plasticity or transmission. Although IP3 R2 is widely believed to be the only functional IP3 R in astrocytes, three IP3 R subtypes (1, 2, and 3) have been identified in vertebrates...
January 7, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059133/prediction-of-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-glun1-ligand-binding-affinity-by-a-novel-svm-pose-svm-score-combinatorial-ensemble-docking-scheme
#9
Max K Leong, Ren-Guei Syu, Yi-Lung Ding, Ching-Feng Weng
The glycine-binding site of the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) subunit GluN1 is a potential pharmacological target for neurodegenerative disorders. A novel combinatorial ensemble docking scheme using ligand and protein conformation ensembles and customized support vector machine (SVM)-based models to select the docked pose and to predict the docking score was generated for predicting the NMDAR GluN1-ligand binding affinity. The predicted root mean square deviation (RMSD) values in pose by SVM-Pose models were found to be in good agreement with the observed values (n = 30, r(2) = 0...
January 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058580/dcf1-triggers-dendritic-spine-formation-and-facilitates-memory-acquisition
#10
Qiang Liu, Ruili Feng, Yu Chen, Guanghong Luo, Huang Yan, Ling Chen, Rongfei Lin, Yuqiang Ding, Tieqiao Wen
Dendritic spines, a special kind of structure in nerve cells, play a key role in performing cellular function. Structural abnormalities of the dendritic spine may contribute to synaptic dysfunction and have been implicated in memory formation. However, the molecular mechanisms that trigger dendritic spine loss remain unclear. Here, we show that the absence of dendritic cell factor 1 (Dcf1) appeared dendritic spines dysplasia, which in turn leads to the damage of learning and memory; in contrast, enhancing Dcf1 expression rescues dendritic spines morphology and function, indicating a pivotal role of Dcf1 in cellular function...
January 5, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056870/anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-nmdar-antibody-encephalitis-presents-in-atypical-types-and-coexists-with-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-or-neurosyphilis
#11
Kaiyu Qin, Wenqing Wu, Yuming Huang, Dongmei Xu, Lei Zhang, Bowen Zheng, Meijuan Jiang, Cheng Kou, Junhua Gao, Wurong Li, Jinglin Zhang, Sumei Wang, Yanfei Luan, Chaoling Yan, Dan Xu, Xinmei Zheng
BACKGROUND: Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis is a clinically heterogeneous disorder characterized by epileptic seizures, psychosis, dyskinesia, consciousness impairments, and autonomic instability. Symptoms are always various. Sometimes it presents in milder or incomplete forms. We report 4 cases of anti-NMDAR encephalitis with incomplete forms, 3 cases of which were accompanied by neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder or neurosyphilis respectively. CASE PRESENTATION: A 33-year-old man presented with dysarthria, movement disorder and occasional seizures...
January 5, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051338/activity-dependent-sulfhydration-signal-controls-nmdar-dependent-synaptic-plasticity-via-increasing-d-serine-availability
#12
Yuan-Long Li, Pei-Fei Wu, Jian-Guo Chen, Sheng Wang, Qian-Qian Han, Dan Li, Wen Wang, Xin-Lei Guan, Di Li, Li-Hong Long, Jian-Geng Huang, Fang Wang
AIMS: Reactive sulfur species (RSS) including hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and its oxydates have been raised as novel redox signaling molecules. The present study aimed at examining whether endogenous sulfhydration signal are required for long-term potentiation (LTP), a cellular model for memory. RESULTS: Here, we found that increased synaptic activity triggered sulfide generationand protein sulfhydration. Activity-triggered sulfide production was essential for N-methyl-D-aspartate subtype glutamate receptors (NMDARs)-dependent LTP via maintaining the availability of D-serine, a primary co-agonist for synaptic NMDARs...
January 4, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045032/mechanical-stress-activates-nmda-receptors-in-the-absence-of-agonists
#13
Mohammad Mehdi Maneshi, Bruce Maki, Radhakrishnan Gnanasambandam, Sophie Belin, Gabriela K Popescu, Frederick Sachs, Susan Z Hua
While studying the physiological response of primary rat astrocytes to fluid shear stress in a model of traumatic brain injury (TBI), we found that shear stress induced Ca(2+) entry. The influx was inhibited by MK-801, a specific pore blocker of N-Methyl-D-aspartic acid receptor (NMDAR) channels, and this occurred in the absence of agonists. Other NMDA open channel blockers ketamine and memantine showed a similar effect. The competitive glutamate antagonists AP5 and GluN2B-selective inhibitor ifenprodil reduced NMDA-activated currents, but had no effect on the mechanically induced Ca(2+) influx...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042872/infralimbic-glun2a-containing-nmda-receptors-modulate-reconsolidation-of-cocaine-self-administration-memory
#14
Madalyn Hafenbreidel, Carolynn Rafa Todd, Devin Mueller
Addiction is characterized by high relapse susceptibility, and relapse can be triggered by drug-associated cues. Cue presentation induces retrieval of the drug-cue memory, which becomes labile and must be reconsolidated into long-term storage. Repeated unpaired cue presentation, however, induces extinction. Cue-reactivity can be reduced by blocking reconsolidation or facilitating extinction, which are mediated by NMDA receptors (NMDArs). However, the role of NMDArs in either process following self-administration is unclear...
January 2, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039371/granular-layer-neurons-control-cerebellar-neurovascular-coupling-through-an-nmda-receptor-no-dependent-system
#15
Lisa Mapelli, Giuseppe Gagliano, Teresa Soda, Umberto Laforenza, Francesco Moccia, Egidio D'Angelo
: Neurovascular coupling (NVC) is the process whereby neuronal activity controls blood vessel diameter. In the cerebellum, the molecular layer is regarded as the main NVC determinant. However, the granular layer is a region with variable metabolic demand caused by large activity fluctuations, that shows a prominent expression of NMDA receptors (NMDARs) and nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and is therefore much more suitable for effective NVC. Here we show that, in the granular layer of acute rat cerebellar slices, capillary diameter rapidly changes following mossy fiber stimulation...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032990/iterative-focused-screening-with-biological-fingerprints-identifies-selective-asc-1-inhibitors-distinct-from-traditional-high-throughput-screening
#16
Peter S Kutchukian, Lee Warren, Brian C Magliaro, Adam Amoss, Jason A Cassaday, Gregory O'Donnell, Brian Squadroni, Paul Zuck, Danette Pascarella, J Chris Culberson, Andrew J Cooke, Danielle Hurzy, Kelly-Ann Sondra Schlegel, Fiona Thomson, Eric N Johnson, Victor N Uebele, Jeffrey D Hermes, Sophie Parmentier-Batteur, Michael Finley
N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) mediate glutamatergic signaling that is critical to cognitive processes in the central nervous system, and NMDAR hypofunction is thought to contribute to cognitive impairment observed in both schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. One approach to enhance the function of NMDAR is to increase the concentration of an NMDAR co-agonist, such as glycine or D-serine, in the synaptic cleft. Inhibition of alanine-serine-cysteine transporter-1 (Asc-1), the primary transporter of D-serine, is attractive because the transporter is localized to neurons in brain regions critical to cognitive function, including the hippocampus and cortical layers III and IV, and is co-localized with D-serine and NMDARs...
December 29, 2016: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028820/risk-factors-for-mortality-in-patients-with-anti-nmda-receptor-encephalitis
#17
X Chi, W Wang, C Huang, M Wu, L Zhang, J Li, D Zhou
OBJECTIVE: Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis is a severe autoimmune disorder with a mortality of 5%-7%, but few studies have focused on the predictors of death in this disease. In this study, we aim to investigate predictors and causes of death in patients with anti-NMDAR encephalitis. METHODS: In this cohort study, patients with anti-NMDAR encephalitis were enrolled at the West China Hospital of Sichuan University between June 2011 and October 2015...
December 27, 2016: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026029/anti-lgi1-encephalitis-is-associated-with-unique-hla-subtypes
#18
Tae-Joon Kim, Soon-Tae Lee, Jangsup Moon, Jun-Sang Sunwoo, Jung-Ick Byun, Jung-Ah Lim, Yong-Won Shin, Jin Sun Jun, Han Sang Lee, Woo-Jin Lee, Ah Reaum Yang, Yunhee Choi, Kyung-Il Park, Keun-Hwa Jung, Ki-Young Jung, Manho Kim, Sang Kun Lee, Kon Chu
OBJECTIVE: Autoimmune encephalitis, represented by anti-leucine-rich glioma-inactivated 1 (anti-LGI1) and anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis, has increasing clinical significance based on recent discoveries of neuronal autoantibodies. However, its immunopathogenesis is not fully understood. Here, we investigated whether autoimmune encephalitis is associated with the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) subtypes. METHODS: We compared the HLA genotypes of 11 anti-LGI1 and 17 anti-NMDAR encephalitis patients to the control groups, which consisted of 210 epilepsy patients and 485 healthy Koreans...
December 27, 2016: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018466/a-young-child-of-anti-nmda-receptor-encephalitis-presenting-with-epilepsia-partialis-continua-the-first-pediatric-case-in-korea
#19
Eun-Hee Kim, Yeo Jin Kim, Tae-Sung Ko, Mi-Sun Yum, Jun Hwa Lee
Anti-N-methyl D-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis, recently recognized as a form of paraneoplastic encephalitis, is characterized by a prodromal phase of unspecific illness with fever that resembles a viral disease. The prodromal phase is followed by seizures, disturbed consciousness, psychiatric features, prominent abnormal movements, and autonomic imbalance. Here, we report a case of anti-NMDAR encephalitis with initial symptoms of epilepsia partialis continua in the absence of tumor. Briefly, a 3-year-old girl was admitted to the hospital due to right-sided, complex partial seizures without preceding febrile illness...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017557/epileptic-phenotypes-electroclinical-features-and-clinical-characteristics-in-17-children-with-anti-nmdar-encephalitis
#20
E Haberlandt, M Ensslen, U Gruber-Sedlmayr, B Plecko, M Brunner-Krainz, M Schimmel, S Schubert-Bast, U Neirich, H Philippi, G Kurleman, M Tardieu, G Wohlrab, I Borggraefe, K Rostásy
BACKGROUND: Anti-N-methyl d-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis is a rare disorder characterized by seizures, neuropsychiatric symptoms, dyskinesia and autonomic instability. OBJECTIVE: Aim of the present study was to evaluate the seizure phenotypes and electroencephalogram (EEG) features in children with anti-NMDAR encephalitis. METHODS: Seizure types, electroclinical features and clinical characteristics of 17 children with anti-NMDAR encephalitis were analysed in a retrospective case series from nine centres in Europe...
December 5, 2016: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
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