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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638321/membrane-guanylate-cyclase-catalytic-subdomain-structure-and-linkage-with-calcium-sensors-and-bicarbonate
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Sarangan Ravichandran, Teresa Duda, Alexandre Pertzev, Rameshwar K Sharma
Membrane guanylate cyclase (MGC) is a ubiquitous multi-switching cyclic GMP generating signaling machine linked with countless physiological processes. In mammals it is encoded by seven distinct homologous genes. It is a single transmembrane spanning multi-modular protein; composed of integrated blocks and existing in homo-dimeric form. Its core catalytic domain (CCD) module is a common transduction center where all incoming signals are translated into the production of cyclic GMP, a cellular signal second messenger...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627408/developmental-exposure-to-glyphosate-based-herbicide-and-depressive-like-behavior-in-adult-offspring-implication-of-glutamate-excitotoxicity-and-oxidative-stress
#2
Daiane Cattani, Patrícia Acordi Cesconetto, Mauren Kruger Tavares, Eduardo Benedetti Parisotto, Paulo Alexandre De Oliveira, Carla Elise Heinz Rieg, Marina Concli Leite, Rui Daniel Schröder Prediger, Nestor Cubas Wendt, Guilherme Razzera, Danilo Wilhelm Filho, Ariane Zamoner
We have previously demonstrated that maternal exposure to glyphosate-based herbicide (GBH) leads to glutamate excitotoxicity in 15-day-old rat hippocampus. The present study was conducted in order to investigate the effects of subchronic exposure to GBH on some neurochemical and behavioral parameters in immature and adult offspring. Rats were exposed to 1% GBH in drinking water (corresponding to 0.36% of glyphosate) from gestational day 5 until postnatal day (PND)-15 or PND60. Results showed that GBH exposure during both prenatal and postnatal periods causes oxidative stress, affects cholinergic and glutamatergic neurotransmission in offspring hippocampus from immature and adult rats...
June 13, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612258/downregulated-glia-interplay-and-increased-mirna-155-as-promising-markers-to-track-als-at-an%C3%A2-early-stage
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Carolina Cunha, Catarina Santos, Cátia Gomes, Adelaide Fernandes, Alexandra Marçal Correia, Ana Maria Sebastião, Ana Rita Vaz, Dora Brites
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease of unknown cause. Absence of specific targets and biomarkers compromise the development of new therapeutic strategies and of innovative tools to stratify patients and assess their responses to treatment. Here, we investigate changes in neuroprotective-neuroinflammatory actions in the spinal cord of SOD1 (G93A) mice, at presymptomatic and symptomatic stages to identify stage-specific biomarkers and potential targets. Results showed that in the presymptomatic stage, there are alterations in both astrocytes and microglia, which comprise decreased expression of GFAP and S100B and upregulation of GLT-1, as well as reduced expression of CD11b, M2-phenotype markers, and a set of inflammatory mediators...
June 13, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612133/brain-specific-serum-biomarkers-predict-neurological-morbidity-in-diagnostically-diverse-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-patients
#4
Alicia K Au, Michael J Bell, Ericka L Fink, Rajesh K Aneja, Patrick M Kochanek, Robert S B Clark
BACKGROUND: Unexpected neurological morbidity in Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICUs) remains high and is difficult to detect proactively. Brain-specific biomarkers represent a novel approach for early detection of neurological injury. We sought to determine whether serum concentrations of neuron-specific enolase (NSE), myelin basic protein (MBP), and S100B, specific for neurons, oligodendrocytes, and glia, respectively, were predictive of neurological morbidity in critically ill children...
June 13, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605426/biomarkers-of-cerebral-injury-and-inflammation-in-pediatric-tuberculous-meningitis
#5
Ursula K Rohlwink, Katya Mauff, Katalin A Wilkinson, Nico Enslin, Emmanuel Wegoye, Robert J Wilkinson, Anthony A Figaji
Background: Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) leads to death or disability in half the affected individuals. Tools to assess severity and predict outcome are lacking. Neuro-specific biomarkers could serve as markers of the severity and evolution of brain injury, but have not been widely explored in TBM. We examined biomarkers of neurological injury (neuromarkers) and inflammation in pediatric TBM and their association with outcome. Methods: Blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of children with TBM and hydrocephalus taken on admission and over 3 weeks were analysed for neuromarkers S100B, neuron-specific enolase (NSE) and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), and multiple inflammatory markers...
June 9, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598212/blood-protein-biomarkers-as-diagnostic-tool-for-ischemic-stroke-a-systematic-review
#6
Thomas Monbailliu, Joline Goossens, Saϊd Hachimi-Idrissi
AIM: This systematic review provides a summary of the blood protein biomarkers that have been studied for the diagnosis of acute ischemic stroke. MATERIALS & METHODS: An extensive MEDLINE (using PubMed) and Web of Knowledge search was performed. From the 354 articles found, 42 were eligible for further analysis and 25 protein biomarkers were examined. RESULTS: Though many candidate blood-based protein biomarkers were examined, only two could significantly differentiate ischemic stroke patients from healthy controls, stroke mimics and hemorrhagic stroke patients...
June 9, 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594820/serum-proteins-mediate-depression-s-association-with-dementia
#7
Donald R Royall, Safa Al-Rubaye, Ram Bishnoi, Raymond F Palmer
The latent variable "δ" (for "dementia") uniquely explains dementia severity. Depressive symptoms are independent predictors of δ. We explored 115 serum proteins as potential causal mediators of the effect of depressive symptoms on δ in a large, ethnically diverse, longitudinal cohort. All models were adjusted for age, apolipoprotein E, education, ethnicity, gender, hemoglobin A1c, and homocysteine, and replicated in randomly selected 50% subsets. Alpha1-antitrypsin (A1AT), FAS, Heparin-binding EGF-like Growth Factor (HB-EGF), Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1), Luteinizing Hormone (LH), Macrophage Inflammatory Protein type 1 alpha (MIP-1α), Resitin, S100b, Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinase type 1 (TIMP-1), and Vascular Cell Adhesion Molecule type 1 (VCAM-1) each were partial mediators of depression's association with δ...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585188/a-possible-anti-inflammatory-effect-of-proline-in-the-brain-cortex-and-cerebellum-of-rats
#8
Vivian Strassburger Andrade, Denise Bertin Rojas, Rodrigo Binkowski de Andrade, Tomas Duk Hwa Kim, Adriana Fernanda Vizuete, Ângela Zanatta, Moacir Wajner, Carlos-Alberto Saraiva Gonçalves, Clovis Milton Duval Wannmacher
Although many studies show the toxic effects of proline, recently it has been reported some anti-inflammatory effect of this amino acid. Our principal objective was to investigate the effects of proline on the alterations caused by LPS (lipopolysaccharide) administration in the cerebral cortex and cerebellum of young Wistar rats. The animals were divided into four groups: control (0.85% saline); proline, (12.8 μmol of proline/g body weight from day 7 to 13; 14.6 μmol of proline/g body weight from day 14 to 17 and 16...
June 5, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582866/neurodegenerative-markers-are-increased-in-postmortem-ba21-tissue-from-african-americans-with-alzheimer-s-disease
#9
Sherry A Ferguson, John J Panos, Daniel Sloper, Vijayalakshmi Varma
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) presents with an earlier onset age and increased symptom severity in African Americans and Hispanics. OBJECTIVE: Although the prevalence of plaques and tangles may not exhibit ethnicity-related differences, levels of neurodegenerative proteins have not been described. METHODS: Here, levels of five proteins (i.e., S100B, sRAGE, GDNF, Aβ40, and Aβ42) and the Aβ42/Aβ40 ratio were measured in postmortem samples of the middle temporal gyrus (BA21) from age-matched African Americans and Caucasians with AD (n = 6/gender/ethnicity)...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580181/intercellular-adhesion-molecular-5-as-marker-in-hiv-associated-neurocognitive-disorder
#10
Lin Yuan, Feili Wei, Xin Zhang, Xianghua Guo, Xiaofan Lu, Bin Su, Tong Zhang, Hao Wu, Dexi Chen
Despite the use of antiretroviral drugs HIV associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) are still common in HIV-seropositive patients. Identification of HIV patients with cognitive impairment in early-stage might benefit a great deal from disease progression monitoring and treatment adjustment. Intercellular adhesion molecule-5 (ICAM5), characteristically expressed on neuron, may suppress immune functions by inhibition of T cell activation in central nervous system. Previous studies have shown that ICAM5 could be detected in patients with brain injury...
May 2017: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579521/evaluation-of-s100b-blood-level-as-a-biomarker-to-avoid-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-mild-head-trauma-under-antithrombotic-medication
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A David, C Mari, F Vignaud, D Masson, L Planche, E Bord, R Bourcier, E Frampas, E Batard, H Desal
PURPOSE: The goal of this prospective study was to analyze the potential of S100B protein as a negative predictive marker for intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) after mild head trauma (MHT) in patient under antithrombotic medication. METHODS: Patients under antithrombotic medication who had MHT were consecutively included in this study. S100B blood levels were determined from samples drawn within 6hours after injury and were analyzed with the results of head CT performed within the 24hours after injury...
June 1, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571730/serum-neuronal-biomarkers-in-neonates-with-congenital-heart-disease-undergoing-cardiac-surgery
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Erin Trakas, Yuliya Domnina, Ashok Panigrahy, Tracy Baust, Patrick M Callahan, Victor O Morell, Ricardo Munoz, Michael J Bell, Joan Sanchez-de-Toledo
BACKGROUND: Newborns with congenital heart disease have associated brain damage that affects short-and long-term neurodevelopment. Several neuronal biomarkers exist that could predict brain damage. We investigated the pattern of neuron-specific enolase (NSE) and s100B levels after cardiopulmonary bypass surgery in neonates with congenital heart disease. METHODS: We completed a prospective observational study of neonates with congenital heart disease who were undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass surgery...
July 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569132/a-pilot-study-of-the-use-of-dexmedetomidine-for-the-control-of-delirium-by-reducing-the-serum-concentrations-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-neuron-specific-enolase-and-s100b-in-polytrauma-patients
#13
Yong Li, Zhi-Xin Yu, Mu-Sen Ji, Jun Yan, Yan Cai, Jing Liu, Hong-Feng Yang, Zhao-Chen Jin
BACKGROUND: Delirium is very common among patients with polytrauma, although no suitable means exist to feasibly reduce the incidence and duration of delirium in these patients. Recent reports have suggested that continuous intravenous (IV) infusions of dexmedetomidine, rather than benzodiazepine, be administered for sedation to reduce the duration of delirium in this population. However, serum neuron-specific enolase (NSE), S100 calcium binding protein B (S100B), and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels have not yet been investigated in polytrauma patients who received sedation with dexmedetomidine rather than other conventional sedatives...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566702/colitis-promotes-neuronal-differentiation-of-sox2-and-plp1-enteric-cells
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Jaime Belkind-Gerson, Hannah K Graham, Justin Reynolds, Ryo Hotta, Nandor Nagy, Lily Cheng, Michal Kamionek, Hai Ning Shi, Carol M Aherne, Allan M Goldstein
Mechanisms mediating adult enteric neurogenesis are largely unknown. Using inflammation-associated neurogenesis models and a transgenic approach, we aimed to understand the cell-source for new neurons in infectious and inflammatory colitis. Dextran sodium sulfate (DSS) and Citrobacter rodentium colitis (CC) was induced in adult mice and colonic neurons were quantified. Sox2GFP and PLP1GFP mice confirmed the cell-type specificity of these markers. Sox2CreER:YFP and PLP1creER:tdT mice were used to determine the fate of these cells after colitis...
May 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564654/high-dose-cannabidiol-induced-hypotension-after-global-hypoxia-ischemia-in-piglets
#15
Håvard T Garberg, Rønnaug Solberg, Jon Barlinn, Jose Martinez-Orgado, Else-Marit Løberg, Ola Didrik Saugstad
BACKGROUND: Cannabidiol (CBD) is considered a promising neuroprotectant after perinatal hypoxia-ischemia (HI). We have previously studied the effects of CBD 1 mg/kg in the early phase after global HI in piglets. In contrast to prior studies, we found no evidence of neuroprotection and hypothesized that higher doses might be required to demonstrate efficacy in this animal model. OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety and potential neuroprotective effects of high-dose CBD...
June 1, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553435/therapeutic-hypothermia-reduces-oxidative-damage-and-alters-antioxidant-defenses-after-cardiac-arrest
#16
Fernanda S Hackenhaar, Tássia M Medeiros, Fernanda M Heemann, Camile S Behling, Jordana S Putti, Camila D Mahl, Cleber Verona, Ana Carolina A da Silva, Maria C Guerra, Carlos A S Gonçalves, Vanessa M Oliveira, Diego F M Riveiro, Silvia R R Vieira, Mara S Benfato
After cardiac arrest, organ damage consequent to ischemia-reperfusion has been attributed to oxidative stress. Mild therapeutic hypothermia has been applied to reduce this damage, and it may reduce oxidative damage as well. This study aimed to compare oxidative damage and antioxidant defenses in patients treated with controlled normothermia versus mild therapeutic hypothermia during postcardiac arrest syndrome. The sample consisted of 31 patients under controlled normothermia (36°C) and 11 patients treated with 24 h mild therapeutic hypothermia (33°C), victims of in- or out-of-hospital cardiac arrest...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512649/purification-and-characterization-of-schwann-cells-from-adult-human-skin-and-nerve
#17
Jo Anne Stratton, Ranjan Kumar, Sarthak Sinha, Prajay Shah, Morgan Stykel, Yuval Shapira, Rajiv Midha, Jeff Biernaskie
Despite its modest capacity for regeneration, peripheral nervous system injury often results in significant long-term disability. Supplementing peripheral nervous system injury with autologous Schwann cells (SCs) may serve to rejuvenate the postinjury environment to enhance regeneration and ultimately improve functional outcomes. However, human nerve-derived SC (hN-SC) collection procedures require invasive surgical resection. Here, we describe the characterization of SCs from adult human skin (hSk-SCs) of four male donors ranging between 27 and 46 years old...
May 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506823/hyperammonemia-compromises-glutamate-metabolism-and-reduces-bdnf-in-the-rat-hippocampus
#18
Fabiana Galland, Elisa Negri, Carollina Da Ré, Fernanda Fróes, Liliane Strapazzon, Maria Cristina Guerra, Lucas Silva Tortorelli, Carlos-Alberto Gonçalves, Marina Concli Leite
Ammonia is putatively the major toxin associated with hepatic encephalopathy (HE), a neuropsychiatric manifestation that results in cognitive impairment, poor concentration and psychomotor alterations. The hippocampus, a brain region involved in cognitive impairment and depressive behavior, has been studied less than neocortical regions. Herein, we investigated hippocampal astrocyte parameters in a hyperammonemic model without hepatic lesion and in acute hippocampal slices exposed to ammonia. We also measured hippocampal BDNF, a neurotrophin commonly related to synaptic plasticity and cognitive deficit, and peripheral S100B protein, used as a marker for brain damage...
May 12, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499411/paraneoplastic-acral-vascular-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-melanoma-under-immune-checkpoint-blockade
#19
Thilo Gambichler, Stefanie Strutzmann, Andrea Tannapfel, Laura Susok
BACKGROUND: Paraneoplastic acral vascular syndrome (PAVS) is a rare phenomenon which is observed in patients with adenocarcinomas and other malignancies. Various potential pathogenic mechanisms such as tumour invasion of sympathetic nerves, hyperviscosity, hypercoagulability, vasoactive tumour-secreted substances, and immunological mechanisms have been suggested. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 60-year-old Caucasian male attended our hospital with a bulky lymph node mass in the right axilla...
May 12, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484928/comparison-of-quantitative-characteristics-of-early-post-resuscitation-eeg-between-asphyxial-and-ventricular-fibrillation-cardiac-arrest-in-rats
#20
Bihua Chen, Gang Chen, Chenxi Dai, Pei Wang, Lei Zhang, Yuanyuan Huang, Yongqin Li
BACKGROUND: Quantitative electroencephalogram (EEG) analysis has shown promising results in studying brain injury and functional recovery after cardiac arrest (CA). However, whether the quantitative characteristics of EEG, as potential indicators of neurological prognosis, are influenced by CA causes is unknown. The purpose of this study was designed to compare the quantitative characteristics of early post-resuscitation EEG between asphyxial CA (ACA) and ventricular fibrillation CA (VFCA) in rats...
May 8, 2017: Neurocritical Care
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