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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227007/identification-of-blood-biomarkers-for-use-in-point-of-care-diagnosis-tool-for-alzheimer-s-disease
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E Jammeh, P Zhao, C Carroll, S Pearson, E Ifeachor, E Jammeh, P Zhao, C Carroll, S Pearson, E Ifeachor, C Carroll, E Jammeh, E Ifeachor, S Pearson, P Zhao
Early diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is widely regarded as necessary to allow treatment to be started before irreversible damage to the brain occur and for patients to benefit from new therapies as they become available. Low-cost point-of-care (PoC) diagnostic tools that can be used to routinely diagnose AD in its early stage would facilitate this, but such tools require reliable and accurate biomarkers. However, traditional biomarkers for AD use invasive cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis and/or expensive neuroimaging techniques together with neuropsychological assessments...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226695/creation-of-a-whole-brain-short-association-bundle-atlas-using-a-hybrid-approach
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M Guevara, C Roman, J Houenou, D Duclap, C Poupon, J-F Mangin, P Guevara, M Guevara, C Roman, J Houenou, D Duclap, C Poupon, J-F Mangin, P Guevara, J-F Mangin, C Roman, D Duclap, C Poupon, J Houenou, P Guevara, M Guevara
The Human brain connection map is far from being complete. In particular the study of the superficial white matter (SWM) is an unachieved task. Its description is essential for the understanding of human brain function and the study of pathogenesis triggered by abnormal connectivity. In this work we expanded a previously developed method for the automatic creation of a whole brain SWM bundle atlas. The method is based on a hybrid approach. First a cortical parcellation is used to extract fibers connecting two regions...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226594/novel-measure-of-the-weigh-distribution-balance-on-the-brain-network-graph-complexity-applied-to-schizophrenia
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J Gomez-Pilar, J Poza, A Bachiller, P Nunez, C Gomez, A Lubeiro, V Molina, R Hornero, J Gomez-Pilar, J Poza, A Bachiller, P Nunez, C Gomez, A Lubeiro, V Molina, R Hornero, J Gomez-Pilar, A Bachiller, C Gomez, J Poza, P Nunez, A Lubeiro, V Molina, R Hornero
The aim of this study was to assess brain complexity dynamics in schizophrenia (SCH) patients during an auditory oddball task. For this task, we applied a novel graph measure based on the balance of the node weights distribution. Previous studies applied complexity parameters that were strongly dependent on network topology. This could bias the results, as well as making correction techniques, such as surrogating process, necessary. In the present study, we applied a novel graph complexity measure derived from the information theory: Shannon Graph Complexity (SGC)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224622/slc2a3-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-and-duplication-influence-cognitive-processing-and-population-specific-risk-for-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Sören Merker, Andreas Reif, Georg C Ziegler, Heike Weber, Ute Mayer, Ann-Christine Ehlis, Annette Conzelmann, Stefan Johansson, Clemens Müller-Reible, Indrajit Nanda, Thomas Haaf, Reinhard Ullmann, Marcel Romanos, Andreas J Fallgatter, Paul Pauli, Tatyana Strekalova, Charline Jansch, Alejandro Arias Vasquez, Jan Haavik, Marta Ribasés, Josep Antoni Ramos-Quiroga, Jan K Buitelaar, Barbara Franke, Klaus-Peter Lesch
BACKGROUND: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common, highly heritable neurodevelopmental disorder with profound cognitive, behavioral, and psychosocial impairments with persistence across the life cycle. Our initial genome-wide screening approach for copy number variants (CNVs) in ADHD implicated a duplication of SLC2A3, encoding glucose transporter-3 (GLUT3). GLUT3 plays a critical role in cerebral glucose metabolism, providing energy for the activity of neurons, which, in turn, moderates the excitatory-inhibitory balance impacting both brain development and activity-dependent neural plasticity...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224318/chemical-angioplasty-with-spasmolytics-for-vasospasm-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Aleš Hejčl, Filip Cihlář, Vojtěch Smolka, Petr Vachata, Robert Bartoš, Jan Procházka, Jiří Cihlář, Martin Sameš
BACKGROUND: Clinically symptomatic vasospasm leading to delayed ischemic neurological deficits occurs in up to 30% of patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Vasospasm can result in a serious decline in clinical conditions of patients with SAH, yet the algorithm for vasospasm treatment and prevention remains unclear. Intra-arterial administration of vasodilators is one of the modalities used for vasospasm therapy. METHODS: Over the last 7 years, we have treated 27 female and 7 male patients with vasospasm using intra-arterial administration of either nimodipine or milrinone; all had suffered aneurysm rupture...
February 21, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222617/presynaptic-calmodulin-targets-lessons-from-structural-proteomics
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Noa Lipstein, Melanie Göth, Christine Piotrowski, Kevin Pagel, Andrea Sinz, Olaf Jahn
Calmodulin (CaM) is a highly conserved Ca(2+)-binding protein that is exceptionally abundant in the brain. In the presynaptic compartment of neurons, CaM transduces changes in Ca(2+) concentration into the regulation of synaptic transmission dynamics. Areas covered: We review selected literature including published CaM interactor screens and outline established and candidate presynaptic CaM targets. We present a workflow of biochemical and structural proteomic methods that were used to identify and characterize the interactions between CaM and Munc13 proteins...
March 2017: Expert Review of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219683/the-c1q-complement-family-of-synaptic-organizers-not-just-complementary
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Michisuke Yuzaki
Molecules that regulate formation, differentiation, and maintenance of synapses are called synaptic organizers. Recently, various 'C1q family' proteins have been shown to be released from neurons, and serve as a new class of synaptic organizers. Cbln1 and C1ql1 proteins regulate the formation and maintenance of parallel fiber-Purkinje cell and climbing fiber-Purkinje cell synapses, respectively, in the cerebellum. Cbln1 also modulates the function of postsynaptic delta2 glutamate receptors to regulate synaptic plasticity...
February 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214576/amplified-induced-neural-oscillatory-activity-predicts-musicians-benefits-in-categorical-speech-perception
#8
Gavin M Bidelman
Event-related brain potentials (ERPs) reveal musical experience refines neural encoding and confers stronger categorical perception (CP) and neural organization for speech sounds. In addition to evoked brain activity, the human EEG can be decomposed into induced (non-phase-locked) response whose various frequency bands reflect different mechanisms of perceptual-cognitive processing. Here, we aimed to clarify which spectral properties of these neural oscillations are most prone to music-related neuroplasticity and which are linked to behavioral benefits in the categorization of speech...
February 15, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213435/genetics-of-synucleinopathies
#9
Robert L Nussbaum
Parkinson's disease (PD), diffuse Lewy body disease (DLBD), and multiple system atrophy (MSA) constitute the three major neurodegenerative disorders referred to as synucleinopathies because both genetic and pathological results implicate the α-synuclein protein in their pathogenesis. PD and DLBD are recognized as closely related diseases with substantial clinical and pathological overlap. MSA, on the other hand, has a distinctive clinical presentation and neuropathological profile. In this review, we will summarize the evidence linking α-synuclein to these three disorders...
February 17, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212662/marked-central-nervous-system-pathology-in-cd59-knockout-rats-following-passive-transfer-of-neuromyelitis-optica-immunoglobulin-g
#10
Xiaoming Yao, Alan S Verkman
Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (herein called NMO) is an inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system in which pathogenesis involves complement-dependent cytotoxicity (CDC) produced by immunoglobulin G autoantibodies targeting aquaporin-4 (AQP4-IgG) on astrocytes. We reported evidence previously, using CD59(-/-) mice, that the membrane-associated complement inhibitor CD59 modulates CDC in NMO (Zhang and Verkman, J. Autoimmun. 53:67-77, 2014). Motivated by the observation that rats, unlike mice, have human-like complement activity, here we generated CD59(-/-) rats to investigate the role of CD59 in NMO and to create NMO pathology by passive transfer of AQP4-IgG under conditions in which minimal pathology is produced in normal rats...
February 17, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199899/role-of-outer-membrane-protein-t-in-pathogenicity-of-avian-pathogenic-escherichia-coli
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Hassan M A Hejair, Jiale Ma, Yingchu Zhu, Min Sun, Wenyang Dong, Yue Zhang, Zihao Pan, Wei Zhang, Huochun Yao
An outer membrane protein T (OmpT) could play a vital role in the pathogenesis of the neonatal meningitis Escherichia coli (NMEC) in human and animals. However, whether ompT plays a role in avian pathogenic E. coli (APEC) infection remains unclear. In this study we evaluated the potential of ompT in APEC pathogenesis. An ompT gene was deleted from APEC mutant strain (TW-XM) was constructed and characterized. The inactivation of ompT reduced significantly the adherence and invasion capabilities of APEC to mouse brain microvascular endothelial cell (BMEC) bEnd...
January 27, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197073/association-of-trka-and-app-is-promoted-by-ngf-and-reduced-by-cell-death-promoting-agents
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Nadia Canu, Ilaria Pagano, Luca Rosario La Rosa, Marsha Pellegrino, Maria Teresa Ciotti, Delio Mercanti, Fabiola Moretti, Valentina Sposato, Viviana Triaca, Carla Petrella, Ichiro N Maruyama, Andrea Levi, Pietro Calissano
The amyloid precursor protein (APP) interacts with the tropomyosin receptor kinase A (TrkA) in normal rat, mouse, and human brain tissue but not in Alzheimer's disease (AD) brain tissue. However, it has not been reported whether the two proteins interact directly, and if so, which domains are involved. Clarifying these points will increase our understanding of the role and regulation of the TrkA/APP interaction in normal brain functioning as well as in AD. Here we addressed these questions using bimolecular fluorescence complementation (BiFC) and the proximity ligation assay (PLA)...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184993/pathogenic-implications-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-barrier-pathology-in-neuromyelitis-optica
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Yong Guo, Stephen D Weigand, Bogdan F Popescu, Vanda A Lennon, Joseph E Parisi, Sean J Pittock, Natalie E Parks, Stacey L Clardy, Charles L Howe, Claudia F Lucchinetti
Pathogenic autoantibodies associated with neuromyelitis optica (NMO) induce disease by targeting aquaporin-4 (AQP4) water channels enriched on astrocytic endfeet at blood-brain interfaces. AQP4 is also expressed at cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)-brain interfaces, such as the pial glia limitans and the ependyma and at the choroid plexus blood-CSF barrier. However, little is known regarding pathology at these sites in NMO. Therefore, we evaluated AQP4 expression, microglial reactivity, and complement deposition at pial and ependymal surfaces and in the fourth ventricle choroid plexus in 23 autopsy cases with clinically and/or pathologically confirmed NMO or NMO spectrum disorder...
February 9, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184355/spiroplasma-eriocheiris-adhesin-like-protein-alp-interacts-with-epidermal-growth-factor-egf-domain-proteins-to-facilitate-infection
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Libo Hou, Yuhan Liu, Qi Gao, Xuechuan Xu, Mingxiao Ning, Jingxiu Bi, Hui Liu, Min Liu, Wei Gu, Wen Wang, Qingguo Meng
Spiroplasma eriocheiris is a novel pathogen found in recent years, causing the tremor disease (TD) of Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis. Like Spiroplasma mirum, S. eriocheiris infects the newborn mouse (adult mice are not infected) and can cause cataract. Adhesion-related protein is an important protein involved in the interaction between pathogen and host. In this study, the Adhesin-like Protein (ALP) of S. eriocheiris was detected on its outer membrane by using immune electron microscopy, and was found to be involved in the bacterium's infection of mouse embryo fibroblasts (3T6-Swiss albino)...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177176/electroencephalographic-discontinuity-during-sevoflurane-anesthesia-in-infants-and-children
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Laura Cornelissen, Ann M Bergin, Kimberly Lobo, Carolina Donado, Janet S Soul, Charles B Berde
BACKGROUND: Deep anesthesia in adults may be associated with electroencephalographic (EEG) suppression and higher rates of postoperative complications. Little is known about the impact of anesthetic depth on short- or long-term outcomes in pediatrics. Brain activity monitoring may complement clinical signs of anesthetic depth. This prospective observational study aimed to assess the frequency and degree of profound EEG suppression using multichannel EEG in children during sevoflurane general anesthesia...
February 8, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176655/epigenetics-in-clinical-management-of-children-and-adolescents-with-brain-tumors
#16
Andres Morales La Madrid, Mark W Kieran
Central nervous system (CNS) tumors represent the second most prevalent group of cancers in children and adolescents, yet account for the majority of childhood cancer-related deaths and considerable morbidity among survivors, due to high-intensity non-selective standard therapies delivered to immature nervous system structures undergoing development. These tumors arise at different ages -not infrequently very early in life-, in different locations and cellular contexts, have varied cell types of origin, and have heterogeneous responses to the "classic" current therapeutic approaches...
February 3, 2017: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176436/differential-microstructural-and-morphological-abnormalities-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-s-disease-evidence-from-cortical-and-deep-gray-matter
#17
Nan-Jie Gong, Chun-Chung Chan, Lam-Ming Leung, Chun-Sing Wong, Russell Dibb, Chunlei Liu
One aim of this study is to use non-Gaussian diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) for capturing microstructural abnormalities in gray matter of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The other aim is to compare DKI metrics against thickness of cortical gray matter and volume of deep gray matter, respectively. A cohort of 18 patients with AD, 18 patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and 18 normal controls underwent morphological and DKI MR imaging. Images were investigated using regions-of-interest-based analyses for deep gray matter and vertex-wise analyses for cortical gray matter...
February 8, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170004/inflammation-and-the-neural-diathesis-stress-hypothesis-of-schizophrenia-a-reconceptualization
#18
REVIEW
O D Howes, R McCutcheon
An interaction between external stressors and intrinsic vulnerability is one of the longest standing pathoaetiological explanations for schizophrenia. However, novel lines of evidence from genetics, preclinical studies, epidemiology and imaging have shed new light on the mechanisms that may underlie this, implicating microglia as a key potential mediator. Microglia are the primary immune cells of the central nervous system. They have a central role in the inflammatory response, and are also involved in synaptic pruning and neuronal remodeling...
February 7, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168896/binge-drinking-affects-brain-oscillations-linked-to-motor-inhibition-and-execution
#19
Eduardo López-Caneda, Socorro Rodríguez Holguín, Ángeles Correas, Carina Carbia, Alberto González-Villar, Fernando Maestú, Fernando Cadaveira
INTRODUCTION: Neurofunctional studies have shown that binge drinking patterns of alcohol consumption during adolescence and youth are associated with anomalies in brain functioning. Recent evidence suggests that event-related oscillations may be an appropriate index of neurofunctional damage associated with alcoholism. However, there is no study to date that has evaluated the effects of binge drinking on oscillatory brain responses related to task performance. The purpose of the present study was to examine brain oscillations linked to motor inhibition and execution in young binge drinkers (BDs) compared with age-matched controls...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164787/factor-h-specifically-capture-novel-factor-h-binding-proteins-of-streptococcus-suis-and-contribute-to-the-virulence-of-the-bacteria
#20
Quan Li, Caifeng Ma, Yang Fu, Yanan He, Yanfei Yu, Dechao Du, Huochun Yao, Chengping Lu, Wei Zhang
Factor H (FH), a regulatory protein of the complement system, can bind specifically to factor H-binding proteins (FHBPs) of Streptococcus suis serotype 2 (SS2), which contribute to evasion of host innate immune defenses. In the present study, we aimed to identify novel FHBPs and characterize the biological functions of FH in SS2 pathogenesis. Here, a method that combined proteomics and Far-western blotting was developed to identify the surface FHBPs of SS2. With this method, fourteen potential novel FHBPs were identified among SS2 surface proteins...
March 2017: Microbiological Research
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