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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638409/differential-fasting-plasma-glucose-and-ketone-body-levels-in-ghrko-versus-3xtg-ad-mice-a-potential-contributor-to-aging-related-cognitive-status
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Chelsea M Griffith, Lauren N Macklin, Andrzej Bartke, Peter R Patrylo
Cognitive function declines with age and appears to correlate with decreased cerebral metabolic rate (CMR). Caloric restriction, an antiaging manipulation that extends life-span and can preserve cognitive function, is associated with decreased glucose uptake, decreased lactate levels, and increased ketone body (KB) levels in the brain. Since the majority of brain nutrients come from the periphery, this study examined whether the capacity to regulate peripheral glucose levels and KB production differs in animals with successful cognitive aging (growth hormone receptor knockouts, GHRKOs) versus unsuccessful cognitive aging (the 3xTg-AD mouse model of Alzheimer's disease)...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633495/estradiol-protects-against-cardio-respiratory-dysfunctions-and-oxidative-stress-in-intermittent-hypoxia
#2
Sofien Laouafa, Alexandra Ribon-Demars, François Marcouiller, Damien Roussel, Aida Bairam, Vincent Pialoux, Vincent Joseph
Study Objectives: We tested the hypothesis that estradiol (E2) protects against cardio-respiratory disorders and oxidative stress induced by chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) in adult female rats. Methods: Sprague-Dawley female rats (230-250g) were ovariectomized (OVX) and implanted with osmotic pumps delivering vehicle (Veh) or E2 (0.5 mg/kg/day). After 14 days of recovery, the rats were exposed to chronic CIH (21%-10% O2 - 8 hours/day - 10 cycles/hour) or room air (RA)...
June 19, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624653/giant-ring-mitochondria-in-a-patient-with-heart-failure-and-cerebral-white-matter-disease-due-to-mt-tl1-mitochondrial-gene-mutation
#3
Brian A Houston, Daniel P Judge, Emily Brown, Marc Halushka, Lili A Barouch
BACKGROUND: The presence of giant ring mitochondria on endomyocardial biopsy is rarely reported and does not have a well-defined differential diagnosis. METHODS: We report the case of a 54-year-old man with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and left ventricular hypertrophy, initially thought to have an infiltrative cardiomyopathy. RESULTS: The patient was found to have extensive vacuolization caused by the presence of giant ring mitochondria on endomyocardial biopsy...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624490/bioenergetics-dysfunction-mitochondrial-permeability-transition-pore-opening-and-lipid-peroxidation-induced-by-hydrogen-sulfide-as-relevant-pathomechanisms-underlying-the-neurological-dysfunction-characteristic-of-ethylmalonic-encephalopathy
#4
Gabriela Miranda Fernandez Cardoso, Julia Tauana Pletsch, Belisa Parmeggiani, Mateus Grings, Nícolas Manzke Glanzel, Larissa Daniele Bobermin, Alexandre Umpierrez Amaral, Moacir Wajner, Guilhian Leipnitz
Hydrogen sulfide (sulfide) accumulates at high levels in the brains of patients with ethylmalonic encephalopathy (EE). In the present study, we evaluated whether sulfide could disturb energy and redox homeostasis, and induce mitochondrial permeability transition (mPT) pore opening in rat brain aiming to better clarify the neuropathophysiology of EE. Sulfide decreased the activities of citrate synthase and aconitase in rat cerebral cortex mitochondria, and of creatine kinase (CK) in rat cerebral cortex, striatum and hippocampus supernatants...
June 14, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623709/the-mechanism-of-neuroprotective-action-of-natural-compounds
#5
REVIEW
Agnieszka Wąsik, Lucyna Antkiewicz-Michaluk
Disturbance of cerebral redox homeostasis is the primary cause of human neurodegenerative disorders, such as Parkinson's disease or Alzheimer's disease. Well known experimental research demonstrates that oxidative stress is a main cause of cell death. A high concentration of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species leads to damage of a lot of proteins, lipids and also DNA. Synthetic compounds used for the treatment in the neurodegenerative diseases failed to meet the hopes they had raised and often exhibit a number of side effects...
April 30, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612295/neuroprotective-effect-of-creatine-and-pyruvate-on-enzyme-activities-of-phosphoryl-transfer-network-and-oxidative-stress-alterations-caused-by-leucine-administration-in-wistar-rats
#6
Elenara Rieger, Itiane Diehl de Franceschi, Thales Preissler, Clovis Milton Duval Wannmacher
Maple syrup urine disease is an autosomal metabolic disease caused by a deficiency of branched-chain α-keto acid dehydrogenase complex activity. In this disease occur the accumulation of the branched-chain amino acids leucine, isoleucine, and valine and their corresponding branched-chain α-keto acids in the tissues and body fluids. The affected patients may present psychomotor development delay and mental retardation. The pathophysiology of maple syrup urine disease is not entirely understood, but leucine seems to be the primary neurotoxic metabolite...
June 13, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606087/suppression-of-experimental-cerebral-malaria-by-disruption-of-malate-quinone-oxidoreductase
#7
Mamoru Niikura, Keisuke Komatsuya, Shin-Ichi Inoue, Risa Matsuda, Hiroko Asahi, Daniel Ken Inaoka, Kiyoshi Kita, Fumie Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: Aspartate, which is converted from oxaloacetate (OAA) by aspartate aminotransferase, is considered an important precursor for purine salvage and pyrimidine de novo biosynthesis, and is thus indispensable for the growth of Plasmodium parasites at the asexual blood stages. OAA can be produced in malaria parasites via two routes: (i) from phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP) by phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (PEPC) in the cytosol, or (ii) from fumarate by consecutive reactions catalyzed by fumarate hydratase (FH) and malate:quinone oxidoreductase (MQO) in the mitochondria of malaria parasites...
June 12, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601945/cadasil-mutant-notch3-r90c-decreases-the-viability-of-hs683-oligodendrocytes-via-apoptosis
#8
Mibo Tang, Changhe Shi, Bo Song, Jing Yang, Ting Yang, Chengyuan Mao, Yusheng Li, Xinjing Liu, Shuyu Zhang, Hui Wang, Haiyang Luo, Yuming Xu
Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) is the most common hereditary cerebral small vessel disease caused by mutations in NOTCH3. Prevailing models suggest that demyelination occurs secondary to vascular pathology. However, in zebrafish, NOTCH3 is also expressed in mature oligodendrocytes. Thus, we hypothesized that in addition to vascular defects, mutant NOTCH3 may alter glial function in individuals with CADASIL. The aim of this study was to characterize the direct effects of a mutant NOTCH3 protein in HS683 oligodendrocytes...
June 10, 2017: Molecular Biology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591739/improvement-of-mitochondrial-function-mediated-the-neuroprotective-effect-of-5-4-hydroxy-3-dimethoxybenzylidene-2-thioxo-4-thiazolidinone-in-rats-with-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injuries
#9
Mingyang Wang, Lu Feng, Ji Zheng, Junya Liu, Shujie Fan, Jun Zhao, Nan Yang, Yanyong Liu, Zhanjun Yang, Caiying Ye, Pingping Zuo
Deficits in mitochondrial function is a critical inducement in the major pathways that drive neuronal cell death in ischemic process particularly. Drugs target to improve the mitochondrial function may be a feasible therapeutic choice in treatment with ischemic diseases. In the present study, we investigated whether 5-(4-hydroxy-3-dimethoxybenzylidene)-2-thioxo-4-thiazolidinone (RD-1), a compound derived from rhodanine, could protect against ischemic neuronal damage via improving mitochondrial function. We tested the neuroprotective effect of RD-1 both in rats modeled by middle cerebral artery occlusion reperfusion in vivo and in primary cortical neurons subjected to hypoxia/reperfusion injury in vitro...
May 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591721/ginkgolide-k-attenuates-neuronal-injury-after-ischemic-stroke-by-inhibiting-mitochondrial-fission-and-gsk-3%C3%AE-dependent-increases-in-mitochondrial-membrane-permeability
#10
Xu Zhou, Hui-Ying Wang, Bin Wu, Cai-Yi Cheng, Wei Xiao, Zhen-Zhong Wang, Yu-Yu Yang, Ping Li, Hua Yang
Ginkgolide K (GK) belongs to the ginkgolide family of natural compounds found in Ginkgo biloba leaves, which have been used for centuries to treat cerebrovascular and cardiovascular diseases. We evaluated the protective effects of GK against neuronal apoptosis by assessing its ability to sustain mitochondrial integrity and function. Co-immunoprecipitation showed that Drp1 binding to GSK-3β was increased after an oxygen-glucose deprivation/reperfusion (OGD/R) insult in cultured neuroblastoma cells. This induced Drp1 and GSK-3β translocation to mitochondria and mitochondrial dysfunction, which was attenuated by GK...
May 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585188/a-possible-anti-inflammatory-effect-of-proline-in-the-brain-cortex-and-cerebellum-of-rats
#11
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/28567576/effect-of-a-trans-fatty-acid-enriched-diet-on-mitochondrial-inflammatory-and-oxidative-stress-parameters-in-the-cortex-and-hippocampus-of-wistar-rats
#12
Rafael Longhi, Roberto Farina Almeida, Leticia Ferreira Pettenuzzo, Débora Guerini Souza, Letiane Machado, André Quincozes-Santos, Diogo Onofre Souza
PURPOSE: Previously showed that dietary trans fatty acids (TFAs) may cause systemic inflammation and affect the central nervous system (CNS) in Wistar rats by increased levels of cytokines in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum (Longhi et al. Eur J Nutr 56(3):1003-1016, 1). Here, we aimed to clarifying the impact of diets with different TFA concentrations on cerebral tissue, focusing on hippocampus and cortex and behavioral performance. METHODS: Wistar rats were fed either a normolipidic or a hyperlipidic diet for 90 days; diets had the same ingredients except for fat compositions, concentrations, and calories...
May 31, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566160/bilateral-striatal-necrosis-caused-by-a-founder-mitochondrial-14459g-a-mutation-in-two-independent-japanese-families
#13
Kimitoshi Hirayanagi, Yuji Okamoto, Eriko Takai, Kunihiko Ishizawa, Kouki Makioka, Yukio Fujita, Yuka Kaneko, Makoto Tanaka, Hiroshi Takashima, Yoshio Ikeda
Bilateral striatal necrosis (BSN) has many causes and is characterized by unique clinical and neuroradiological features. Herein, we report a clinical and genetic analysis of three BSN cases from two independent Japanese families harboring a mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) 14459G>A mutation located in a coding region of the NADH dehydrogenase subunit 6 gene. In the first family, two male siblings from non-consanguineous parents exhibited similar phenotypes, with infantile-onset generalized dystonia. A third sporadic case involved a male patient with a comparatively milder phenotype characterized by juvenile-onset mild truncal ataxia and parkinsonism...
July 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557718/combination-clearance-therapy-and-barbiturate-coma-for-severe-carbamazepine-overdose
#14
Asya Agulnik, Daniel P Kelly, Rebecca Bruccoleri, Christopher Yuskaitis, Darius Ebrahimi-Fakhari, Mustafa Sahin, Michele M Burns, Daniel S Kohane
A 15-year-old female subject presented comatose, in respiratory failure and shock, after the intentional ingestion of ∼280 extended-release 200-mg carbamazepine tablets with a peak serum concentration of 138 µg/mL (583.74 µmol/L). The patient developed clinical seizures and an EEG pattern of stimulus-induced rhythmic, periodic, or ictal discharges, suggestive of significant cortical dysfunction. Due to the extremely high drug serum concentration and clinical instability, a combination of therapies was used, including lipid emulsion therapy, plasmapheresis, hemodialysis, continuous venovenous hemodiafiltration, and endoscopic intestinal decontamination...
May 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555095/nutritional-ketosis-affects-metabolism-and-behavior-in-sprague-dawley-rats-in-both-control-and-chronic-stress-environments
#15
Milene L Brownlow, Seung H Jung, Raquel J Moore, Naomi Bechmann, Ryan Jankord
Nutritional ketosis may enhance cerebral energy metabolism and has received increased interest as a way to improve or preserve performance and resilience. Most studies to date have focused on metabolic or neurological disorders while anecdotal evidence suggests that ketosis may enhance performance in the absence of underlying dysfunction. Moreover, decreased availability of glucose in the brain following stressful events is associated with impaired cognition, suggesting the need for more efficient energy sources...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551908/-involvement-of-epigenetic-regulation-in-cerebral-cell-death-following-traumatic-brain-injury-in-a-rat-model
#16
Mona Shehadeh, Moti Ben-Shabat, Jana Livshits, Eilam Palzur
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are a major cause of mortality and disability among young adults. TBI are characterized by primary injury, the result of a mechanical impact to the cranium and a secondary injury, a series of molecular mechanism processes developing thereafter. Cerebral cells modify their gene and protein expression as a result of the injury. Epigenetic modifications have a key role as regulators of gene transcription and may simultaneously be involved in the regulation of the molecular pathways following TBI...
May 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551743/effects-of-deltamethrin-on-striatum-and-hippocampus-mitochondrial-integrity-and-the-protective-role-of-quercetin-in-rats
#17
Salim Gasmi, Rachid Rouabhi, Mohamed Kebieche, Samira Boussekine, Aya Salmi, Nadjiba Toualbia, Chahinez Taib, Zina Bouteraa, Hajer Chenikher, Sara Henine, Belgacem Djabri
The present work is to evaluate the neurotoxicity induced by pyrethroid insecticide "Deltamethrin" at 0.32 mg/kg/day in two main regions of the Wistar rat brain (hippocampus and striatum) and the protective effects of Quercetin at 10 mg/kg/day on this toxicity after 90 days of exposure. The assay of brain parameters showed that Deltamethrin caused a significant increase of mitochondrial metabolite level (proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates) and enzyme activity (glutathione S-transferase and superoxide dismutase); a decreased amount of mitochondrial glutathione level and catalase and glutathione peroxidase activities; and an increase of malondialdehyde (MDA) acid levels of the two regions...
May 27, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527718/rotenone-decreases-ischemia-induced-injury-by-inhibiting-mitochondrial-permeability-transition-in-mature-brains
#18
Evelina Rekuviene, Laima Ivanoviene, Vilmante Borutaite, Ramune Morkuniene
The mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) is thought to be implicated in brain ischemia-induced cell death. Here we sought to determine whether complex I (CI) of the mitochondrial electron transfer system may be involved in regulation of mPTP opening during ischemia and whether a specific inhibitor of this complex - rotenone can protect against ischemia-induced cell death in an experimental model of total ischemia in adult rat brains. Anesthetized Wistar rats were administered a single injection of rotenone (0...
May 17, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511953/small-conductance-ca-2-activated-k-channels-in-the-plasma-membrane-mitochondria-and-the-er-pharmacology-and-implications-in-neuronal-diseases
#19
REVIEW
Birgit Honrath, Inge E Krabbendam, Carsten Culmsee, Amalia M Dolga
Ca(2+)-activated K(+) (KCa) channels regulate after-hyperpolarization in many types of neurons in the central and peripheral nervous system. Small conductance Ca(2+)-activated K(+) (KCa2/SK) channels, a subfamily of KCa channels, are widely expressed in the nervous system, and in the cardiovascular system. Voltage-independent SK channels are activated by alterations in intracellular Ca(2+) ([Ca(2+)]i) which facilitates the opening of these channels through binding of Ca(2+) to calmodulin that is constitutively bound to the SK2 C-terminus...
May 13, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509380/amyloid-is-essential-but-insufficient-for-alzheimer-causation-addition-of-subcellular-cofactors-is-required-for-dementia
#20
REVIEW
Jeffrey Fessel
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to examine the hypotheses stating the importance of amyloid or of its oligomers in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). METHODS: Published studies were examined. RESULTS: The importance of amyloid in the pathogenesis of AD is well established, yet accepting it as the main cause for AD is problematic, because amyloid-centric treatments have provided no clinical benefit and about one-third of cognitively normal, older persons have cerebral amyloid plaques...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
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