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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053906/serum-complement-levels-in-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis
#1
Yaqing Shu, Chen Chen, Yin Chen, Yue Xu, Yanyu Chang, Rui Li, Xiaobo Sun, Lisheng Peng, Zhengqi Lu, Wei Qiu
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between serum complement and anti-NMDAR encephalitis. METHODS: Serum complement (C3, C4, CH50), immunoglobulins (IgG, IgM, and IgA) and C-reactive protein (CRP) were evaluated in 40 anti-NMDAR encephalitis patients, and 40 controls. Follow-up evaluations of 11 out of the 40 anti-NMDAR encephalitis patients were conducted 6 months after admission. Modified Rankin scale (mRS) scores and clinical and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) parameters were evaluated in anti-NMDAR encephalitis patients...
October 20, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053777/movement-disorders-with-neuronal-antibodies-syndromic-approach-genetic-parallels-and-pathophysiology
#2
Bettina Balint, Angela Vincent, Hans-Michael Meinck, Sarosh R Irani, Kailash P Bhatia
Movement disorders are a prominent and common feature in many autoantibody-associated neurological diseases, a group of potentially treatable conditions that can mimic infectious, metabolic or neurodegenerative disease. Certain movement disorders are likely to associate with certain autoantibodies; for example, the characteristic dyskinesias, chorea and dystonia associated with NMDAR antibodies, stiff person spectrum disorders with GAD, glycine receptor, amphiphysin or DPPX antibodies, specific paroxysmal dystonias with LGI1 antibodies, and cerebellar ataxia with various anti-neuronal antibodies...
September 25, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052618/a-role-for-prefrontal-cortical-nmda-receptors-in-murine-alcohol-heightened-aggression
#3
Emily L Newman, Miho Terunuma, Tiffany Wang, Nishani Hewage, Matthew B Bicakci, Stephen J Moss, Joseph F DeBold, Klaus A Miczek
Alcohol is associated with nearly half of all violent crimes committed in the United States; yet, a potential neural basis for this type of pathological aggression remains elusive. Alcohol may act on NMDA receptors (NMDARs) within cortical circuits to impede processing and to promote aggression. Here, male mice were characterized as alcohol-heightened (AHAs) or alcohol non-heightened aggressors (ANAs) during resident-intruder confrontations after self-administering 1.0 g/kg alcohol (6% w/v) or water. Alcohol produced a pathological-like pattern of aggression in AHAs; these mice shifted their bites to more vulnerable locations on the body of a submissive animal, including the anterior back and ventrum after consuming alcohol...
October 20, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050165/-ovarian-tumor-associated-with-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis-a-report-of-15-cases
#4
X M Li, H Y Jiang, Y F Wang, W Qiu, Y Wang, H T Wu
Objective: To summarize the clinical features of patients with ovarian tumor and anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor(NMDAR) encephalitis, and to explore the influence of operation patterns on the prognosis. Methods: The clinical information of patients with ovarian tumor and anti-NMDAR encephalitis in The 3rd Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University and The Zhujiang Hospital of Southern Medical University were collected and analyzed. Results: There were 15 patients were enrolled in this study, with the average age of 24...
October 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046641/buspirone-counteracts-mk-801-induced-schizophrenia-like-phenotypes-through-dopamine-d3-receptor-blockade
#5
Sebastiano Alfio Torrisi, Salvatore Salomone, Federica Geraci, Filippo Caraci, Claudio Bucolo, Filippo Drago, Gian Marco Leggio
Background: Several efforts have been made to develop effective antipsychotic drugs. Currently, available antipsychotics are effective on positive symptoms, less on negative symptoms, but not on cognitive impairment, a clinically relevant dimension of schizophrenia. Drug repurposing offers great advantages over the long-lasting, risky and expensive, de novo drug discovery strategy. To our knowledge, the possible antipsychotic properties of buspirone, an azapirone anxiolytic drug marketed in 1986 as serotonin 5-HT1A receptor (5-HT1AR) partial agonist, have not been extensively investigated despite its intriguing pharmacodynamic profile, which includes dopamine D3 (D3R) and D4 receptor (D4R) antagonist activity...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046349/differential-regulation-of-the-rac1-gtpase-activating-protein-gap-bcr-during-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-in-hippocampal-and-cortical-neurons
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Katharine R Smith, Dipen Rajgor, Jonathan G Hanley
Brain ischemia causes oxygen and glucose deprivation (OGD) in neurons, triggering a cascade of events leading to synaptic accumulation of glutamate. Excessive activation of glutamate receptors causes excitotoxicity and delayed cell death in vulnerable neurons. Following global cerebral ischemia, hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neurons are more vulnerable to injury than their cortical counterparts, but the mechanisms that underlie this difference are unclear. Signalling via Rho-family small GTPases, their upstream Guanine nucleotide Exchange Factors (GEFs) and GTPase Activating Proteins (GAPs) is differentially dysregulated in response to OGD/ischemia in hippocampal and cortical neurons...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043770/a-novel-negative-allosteric-modulator-selective-for-glun2c-2d-containing-nmda-receptors-inhibits-synaptic-transmission-in-hippocampal-interneurons
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Sharon A Swanger, Katie M Vance, Timothy M Acker, Sommer S Zimmerman, John O DiRaddo, Scott J Myers, Christoffer Bundgaard, Cara A Mosley, Samantha L Summer, David S Menaldino, Henrik S Jensen, Dennis C Liotta, Stephen F Traynelis
N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) are ionotropic glutamate receptors that mediate excitatory synaptic transmission and have been implicated in numerous neurological disorders. NMDARs typically comprise two GluN1 and two GluN2 subunits. The four GluN2 subtypes (GluN2A-GluN2D) have distinct functional properties and gene expression patterns, which contribute to diverse functional roles for NMDARs in the brain. Here, we present a series of GluN2C/2D-selective negative allosteric modulators built around a N-aryl benzamide (NAB) core...
October 18, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042524/-autoimmune-and-epilepsy
#8
Riki Matsumoto, Mitsuhiro Sakamoto, Akio Ikeda
The recent discovery of autoimmune antibodies to the neuronal cell surface membrane and extra- or intra-cellular proteins, such as NMDAR and LGI1, shed light on a proposed new etiology of epilepsy, namely, "autoimmune epilepsy". A large part of this entity most likely belongs to a forme fruste of autoimmune (limbic) encephalitis. Seizures are usually subacute in onset and refractory to antiepileptic medications. Patients occasionally manifest multiple seizure semiologies, such as autonomic or faciobrachial dystonic seizures...
October 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040795/case-presentation-of-anti-nmda-receptor-encephalitis-in-a-4-year-old-boy
#9
Daniel A Gbadero, Emmanuel O Adegbite, Jean-Baptist LePichon, Tina M Slusher
We report a case of a 4-year-old boy from Oyo, Nigeria, presenting with prolonged seizures and coma with the subsequent development of oro-lingual-facial dyskinesia with frequent tongue thrusting, dysconjugate gaze and choreoathetoid movements of the limbs because of autoimmune encephalitis consistent with anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis.
October 6, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038420/effects-of-different-training-loads-on-emotional-state-and-mrna-and-protein-expressions-of-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-subunits-postsynaptic-density-95-and-kinesin-family-member-17-in-hippocampus-of-rats
#10
Hefei Ren, Xinyi Yu, Liren Yu, Yinguo Zhang, Hong Xie, Na Shi, Lijun Chen
BACKGROUND Emotional state can be affected by different training loads. The aim of this study was to explore the changes of rat emotional state, as well as the mRNA and protein expressions of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs), postsynaptic density 95 (PSD-95), and kinesin family member 17 (KIF-17) in the hippocampus, by long-term moderate-intensity and high-intensity training models in rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS The exercise model of SD rats was set up by treadmill running of moderate and high intensities for 4 weeks...
October 17, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038006/role-of-ca1-gabaa-and-gabab-receptors-on-learning-deficit-induced-by-d-ap5-in-passive-avoidance-step-through-task
#11
Mohaddeseh Ebrahimi-Ghiri, Masoumeh Rostampour, Mehdi Jamshidi-Mehr, Mohammad Nasehi, Mohammad-Reza Zarrindast
To investigate the interaction between hippocampal γ-aminobutyric acid GABAA receptor (GABAAR) or GABAB receptor (GABABR) and N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) in the acquisition of passive avoidance memory in rats, we used GABAA or GABAB agents, D-AP5 (as a NMDAR antagonist), and a combination of the mentioned drugs in a step-through task. All agents were microinjected into the intra-CA1 regions at a volume of 1 µl/rat, prior to training. GABAAR agonist muscimol (0.2 µg/rat), selective GABABR agonist baclofen (0...
October 13, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034474/altered-nmda-receptor-evoked-intracellular-ca-2-dynamics-in-magnocellular-neurosecretory-neurons-of-hypertensive-rats
#12
Meng Zhang, Javier E Stern
A growing body of evidence supports an elevated NMDA receptor-mediated glutamate excitatory function in the SON and PVN of hypertensive rats that contributes to neurohumoral activation in this disease. Still, the precise mechanisms underlying altered NMDAR signalling in hypertension remains to be elucidated. In this study, we performed simultaneous electrophysiology and fast confocal Ca(2+) imaging to determine whether an altered NMDAR-mediated changes in intracellular Ca(2+) levels (NMDAR-ΔCa(2+) ) occurred in hypothalamic magnocellular neurosecretory cells (MNCs) in renovascular hypertensive (RVH) rats...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030124/targeting-nitric-oxide-and-nmda-receptor-associated-pathways-in-treatment-of-high-grade-glial-tumors-hypotheses-for-nitro-memantine-and-nitrones
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REVIEW
Meric A Altinoz, İlhan Elmaci
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a devastating brain cancer with no curative treatment. Targeting Nitric Oxide (NO) and glutamatergic pathways may help as adjunctive treatments in GBM. NO at low doses promotes tumorigenesis, while at higher levels (above 300 nM) triggers apoptosis. Gliomas actively secrete high amounts of glutamate which activates EGR signaling and mediates degradation of peritumoral tissues via excitotoxic injury. Memantine inhibits NMDA-subtype of glutamate receptors (NMDARs) and induces autophagic death of glioma cells in vitro and blocks glioma growth in vivo...
October 10, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029785/a-single-dose-of-cocaine-potentiates-glutamatergic-synaptic-transmission-onto-locus-coeruleus-neurons
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Feipeng Zhu, Qihui Wu, Jie Li, Katarzyna Grycel, Bing Liu, Xiaoxuan Sun, Li Zhou, Ruiyin Jiao, Rui Song, Younus M Khan, Qinglong Wang, Lun Wang, Yongxin Xu, Jin Li, Bo Zhang, Zhuan Zhou
The brainstem locus coeruleus (LC), the primary norepinephrinergic (NE) nucleus in the brain, has been implicated in the abuse of drugs such as opioids. However, whether and how the LC-NE system is involved in cocaine addiction remains elusive. Here, we demonstrated cocaine-evoked synaptic plasticity of glutamatergic transmission onto LC neurons as one of the earliest traces occurring after a single injection of cocaine. Twenty-four hours after mice were injected intraperitoneally with cocaine, the evoked α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid receptor (AMPAR) mediated synaptic transmission onto LC neurons were strongly potentiated without major effect on N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) mediated synaptic transmission...
November 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029433/h2o2-attenuates-igf-1r-tyrosine-phosphorylation-and-its-survival-signaling-properties-in-neuronal-cells-via-nr2b-containing-nmda-receptor
#15
Zhiwen Zeng, Dejun Wang, Uma Gaur, Liao Rifang, Haitao Wang, Wenhua Zheng
Impairment of insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) signaling plays an important role in the development of neurodegeneration. In the present study, we investigated the effect of H2O2 on the survival signaling of IGF-1 and its underlying mechanisms in human neuronal cells SH-SY5Y. Our results showed that IGF-1 promoted cell survival and stimulated phosphorylation of IGF-1R as well as its downstream targets like AKT and ERK1/2 in these cells. Meanwhile, these effects of IGF-1 were abolished by H2O2 at 200μM concentration which did not cause any significant toxicity to cells itself in our experiments...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026836/anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis-that-aggravates-after-acinetobacter-baumannii-pneumonia-a-case-report
#16
Cheng C Wang, Da J Li, Yi Q Xia, Kai Liu
We report an atypical case of anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis (ANMDARE). A 27-year-old man diagnosed with ANMDARE received immunotherapy and had a good recovery. However, within one month, he developed severe status epilepticus and decreased level of conscience with new hyperpyrexia and dyspnea, and was admitted to the emergency intensive care unit. Acinetobacter baumanii were found in the sputum culture; and anti-NMDAR antibodies were positive (titer: 1/80) in the cerebrospinal fluid. Repeated immunotherapy was administered with antibacterial agents, and the patient recovered except for mild psychiatric sequelae...
September 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024713/a-lack-of-glun2a-containing-nmda-receptors-confers-a-vulnerability-to-redox-dysregulation-consequences-on-parvalbumin-interneurons-and-their-perineuronal-nets
#17
Romain Cardis, Jan-Harry Cabungcal, Daniella Dwir, Kim Q Do, Pascal Steullet
The GluN2A subunit of NMDA receptors (NMDARs) plays a critical role during postnatal brain development as its expression increases while Glun2B expression decreases. Mutations and polymorphisms in GRIN2A gene, coding for GluN2A, are linked to developmental brain disorders such as mental retardation, epilepsy, schizophrenia. Published data suggest that GluN2A is involved in maturation and phenotypic maintenance of parvalbumin interneurons (PVIs), and these interneurons suffer from a deficient glutamatergic neurotransmission via GluN2A-containing NMDARs in schizophrenia...
October 10, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023630/the-hmgb1-is-increased-in-csf-of-patients-with-an-anti-nmdar-encephalitis
#18
P Ai, X Zhang, Z Xie, G Liu, X Liu, S Pan, H Wang
BACKGROUND: Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis is an autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system (CNS). Interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-17A may play important roles in the pathogenesis of this disease. High-mobility group box protein 1 (HMGB1), a small but highly conserved ubiquitous protein, is recognized to be a potent innate inflammatory mediator that can activate the nuclear factor light chain enhancer of activated B cells and release cytokines such as IL-6 and IL-17A when released extracellularly...
October 12, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019687/simulated-dynamics-of-glycans-on-ligand-binding-domain-of-nmda-receptors-reveals-strong-dynamic-coupling-between-glycans-and-protein-core
#19
Anton V Sinitskiy, Vijay S Pande
N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors, key neuronal receptors playing the central role in learning and memory, are heavily glycosylated in vivo. Astonishingly little is known about the structure, dynamics and physiological relevance of glycans attached to them. We recently demonstrated that certain glycans on the ligand binding domain (LBD) of NMDA receptors (NMDARs) can serve as intramolecular potentiators, changing EC50 of NMDAR co-agonists. In this work, we use molecular dynamics trajectories, in aggregate 86...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018191/d-serine-released-by-astrocytes-in-brainstem-regulates-breathing-response-to-co2-levels
#20
S Beltrán-Castillo, M J Olivares, R A Contreras, G Zúñiga, I Llona, R von Bernhardi, J L Eugenín
Central chemoreception is essential for adjusting breathing to physiological demands, and for maintaining CO2 and pH homeostasis in the brain. CO2-induced ATP release from brainstem astrocytes stimulates breathing. NMDA receptor (NMDAR) antagonism reduces the CO2-induced hyperventilation by unknown mechanisms. Here we show that astrocytes in the mouse caudal medullary brainstem can synthesize, store, and release D-serine, an agonist for the glycine-binding site of the NMDAR, in response to elevated CO2 levels...
October 10, 2017: Nature Communications
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