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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149713/adult-exposure-to-bisphenol-a-in-rare-minnow-gobiocypris-rarus-reduces-sperm-quality-with-disruption-of-testicular-aquaporins
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Yingying Zhang, Yongjing Guan, Ting Zhang, Cong Yuan, Yan Liu, Zaizhao Wang
Bisphenol A (BPA) is an endocrine disrupter which has adverse effects on male reproduction. Aquaporins (AQPs), well known water-selective channels, play important roles in spermatogenesis and sperm functions. However, whether AQPs participate in the process that BPA induces abnormal sperms has not been investigated to date. In the present study, adult male rare minnows Gobiocypris rarus were exposed to environmentally relevant concentrations BPA (15 and 225 μg/L) for 1, 2 and 3 weeks. Results showed that BPA exposure disrupted sperm motility, increased the percentage of abnormal sperm cells, and decreased sperm tolerance to hypotonic solution and sperm fertilization capacity...
November 8, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144890/comprehensive-analysis-of-patients-with-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-nmosd-combined-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-chb-infection-and-seropositive-for-anti-aquaporin-4-antibody
#2
Jia Liu, Li Xu, Zhuo-Lin Chen, Min Li, Huan Yi, Fu-Hua Peng
Previous research indicated the association between hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection/vaccination and the onset of demyelinating diseases. However, most of these studies were single case reports, and comprehensive data are still scarce. Here we present a comprehensive analysis of 10 patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) combined with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection and seropositive for anti-aquaporin-4 antibody (AQP4-Ab). Demographic, clinical, laboratory, neuroimaging, outcome, and follow-up data of the 10 patients were retrospectively analyzed...
November 16, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142152/indirect-proton-mr-imaging-and-kinetic-analysis-of-17-o-labeled-water-tracer-in-the-brain
#3
Kohsuke Kudo, Taisuke Harada, Hiroyuki Kameda, Ikuko Uwano, Fumio Yamashita, Satomi Higuchi, Kunihiro Yoshioka, Makoto Sasaki
PURPOSE: The feasibility of steady-state sequences for (17)O imaging was evaluated based on a kinetic analysis of the brain parenchyma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The institutional review board approved this prospective study with written informed consent. Dynamic 2D or 3D steady-state sequences were performed in five and nine participants, respectively, with different parameters using a 3T scanner. During two consecutive dynamic scans, saline was intravenously administered for control purposes in the first scan, and 20% (17)O-labeled water (1 mL/Kg) was administered in the second scan...
November 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141830/post-herpes-zoster-infection-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder
#4
Thomas Mathew, Kurian Thomas, Sonia Shivde, Shruthi Venkatesh, Smitha Mary Rockey
Neuromyelitis optica is a severe autoimmune demyelinating disease; however, the trigger for autoimmunity in an individual patient is unclear. Here, we report the case of a 48 year old female presenting with longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis in the cervical region of the spinal cord two weeks post herpes zoster infection in right C6 dermatome. Though post herpetic myelitis was provisionally diagnosed, serological evaluation revealed aquaporin-4 antibody positivity, confirming the diagnosis of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder...
November 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141825/radiculopathy-in-neuromyelitis-optica-how-does-anti-aqp4-ab-involve-pns
#5
Seungyeon Kim, Joonghyun Park, Bum Sun Kwon, Jin-Woo Park, Ho Jun Lee, Jin-Ho Choi, Kiyeun Nam
BACKGROUND: Until recently, the peripheral nervous system (PNS) had been known to be spared in multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). However, some studies of late have reported PNS damage in demyelination diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) such as MS and NMOSD. Although multiple studies have reported characteristics reminiscent of peripheral neuropathy in MS, there have been limited reports in NMOSD. To investigate the incidence and pathology of peripheral neuropathy in NMOSD, we reviewed articles describing such cases including our own case...
November 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141819/autoimmune-aquaporin-4-induced-damage-beyond-the-central-nervous-system
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REVIEW
Dian He, Anni Zhang, Ya Li, Gang Cai, Yuan Li, Shipeng Guo
Initially, it was believed that Aquaporin-4 (AQP4)- immunoglobulin G (IgG) only affected the central nervous system (CNS), and peripheral AQP4-expressing organs were usually spared. However, in recent years, increasing evidence has demonstrated that AQP4-IgG causes damage to peripheral organs beyond the CNS such as skeletal muscle, vestibulocochlear nerves, gastrointestinal tract, blood system, kidney, lung and placenta. Recently, the term "autoimmune aquaporin-4 channelopathy" has been proposed to incorporate a wide range of diseases associated with AQP4-IgG, including neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders and AQP4-IgG-induced peripheral nerves system damage...
November 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141816/optic-neuritis-with-radiological-longitudinal-spinal-cord-involvement-and-seronegative-anti-aquaporin-antibody-evidence-from-a-case-study
#7
Abdorreza Naser Moghadasi
In recent years, not only the incidence of brain demyelinating disease has increased, but also it seems that the world is facing new forms of autoimmune diseases of the brain. Distinguishing these diseases from each other is very important, since each requires a different treatment. The new criteria that were put forward in 2015 were meant to pave the way for better diagnosis of these diseases called neuromyelitis optica spectrum disease (NMOSD). However, too much emphasis on the criteria based on the convergence and association of radiological findings with the clinical symptoms actually causes confusion in the diagnosis...
November 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141789/a-case-of-seropositive-neuromyelitis-optica-in-a-paediatric-patient-with-co-existing-acute-nephrotic-syndrome
#8
Thomas Volkman, Cheryl Hemingway
Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) and NMO spectrum disorder (NMOSD) is a rare relapsing autoimmune disease of the central nervous system constituting less than 1% of demyelinating diseases (Jeffery and Buncic, 1996). It preferentially affects the optic nerves and spinal cord, with the brain parenchyma generally spared. Demyelinating lesions are characterised by longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis (LETM) and often longitudinally extensive optic neuritis. Following the discovery of a novel pathogenic antibody, Aquaporin 4 in 2004 (Lennon et al...
November 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141393/-the-role-of-myelin-oligodendrocyte-glycoprotein-antibodies-for-detection-of-demyelinating-optic-neuritis
#9
S H Wei, Y Zhao
The incidence of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) in the Asian population is much higher than in Europe and North America. Optic neuritis is the first sign of NMOSD for some people. Identification of aquaporin 4 antibody is a milestone in the research of NMOSD and has been included in the diagnosis standard of NMOSD, but about 20% to 30% of NMOSD patients is aquaporin 4 antibody-negative. With the cell-based assays, oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibodies in demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system have aroused the attention of researchers...
November 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138038/low-dose-betamethasone-acetate-for-fetal-lung-maturation-in-preterm-sheep
#10
Augusto F Schmidt, Matthew W Kemp, Judith Rittenschober-Böhm, Paranthaman S Kannan, Haruo Usuda, Masatoshi Saito, Lucy Furfaro, Shimpei Watanabe, Sarah Stock, Boris W Kramer, John P Newnham, Suhas G Kallapur, Alan H Jobe
BACKGROUND: Antenatal steroids (ANS) are standard of care for women at risk of preterm delivery; however ANS dosing and formulation have not been adequately evaluated. The standard clinical 2-dose treatment with betamethasone-acetate+betamethasone-phosphate (Beta-P+Beta-Ac) is more effective than 2 doses of Beta-P for inducing lung maturation in preterm fetal sheep. We hypothesized that the slowly-released Beta-Ac component induces similar lung maturation to Beta-P+Beta-Ac with decreased dose and fetal exposure...
November 11, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137920/serum-anti-aquaporin-4-antibody-positive-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-presenting-as-acute-eosinophilic-encephalomyelitis
#11
Toyoteru Muroishi, Kenji Sakai, Daisuke Yanase, Yoshihisa Ikeda, Tomohiko Machiya, Yuko Kato-Motozaki, Miharu Samuraki, Masahito Yamada
We report the case of a 57-year-old man with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) presenting as acute eosinophilic encephalomyelitis. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed central nervous system lesions typical of NMOSD and anti-aquaporin-4 antibodies in the serum were identified; however, eosinophilia was evident in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) at the early stage of the disease. The number of eosinophils in the CSF decreased subsequently. Although activation of eosinophils is known to be an important factor in the development of NMOSD lesions, prominent eosinophilia in the CSF at the early stage of the disease has never been reported in patients with NMOSD...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137154/two-sulfur-glycoside-compounds-isolated-from-lepidium-apetalum-willd-protect-nrk52e-cells-against-hypertonic-induced-adhesion-and-inflammation-by-suppressing-the-mapk-signaling-pathway-and-raas
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Peipei Yuan, Xiaoke Zheng, Meng Li, Yingying Ke, Yang Fu, Qi Zhang, Xiaolan Wang, Weisheng Feng
Lepidium apetalum Willd has been used to reduce edema and promote urination. Cis-desulfoglucotropaeolin (cis-DG) and trans-desulfoglucotropaeolin (trans-DG) were isolated from Lepidium apetalum Willd, and caused a significant increase in cell viability in a hypertonic model in NRK52e cells. In the hypertonic model, cis-DG and trans-DG significantly promoted the cell viability of NRK52e cells and inhibited the elevation of Na⁺ in the supernatant, inhibited the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone (RAAS) system, significantly reduced the levels of angiotensin II (Ang II) and aldosterone (ALD), and lowered aquaporin-2 (AQP2) and Na⁺-K⁺ ATP content in renal medulla...
November 12, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133107/paraneoplastic-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#13
REVIEW
Ádám Annus, Krisztina Bencsik, Izabella Obál, Zsigmond Tamás Kincses, László Tiszlavicz, Romana Höftberger, László Vécsei
Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) are demyelinating, autoimmune diseases affecting the central nervous system. Typically, recurrent optic neuritis and longitudinal extensive transverse myelitis dominates the clinical picture. In most cases NMOSD are associated with autoantibodies targeting the water channel aquaporin-4 (AQP-4). NMOSD usually present in young adults. Clinical findings suggestive of NMOSD in elderly patients should raise the suspicion of a paraneoplastic etiology. To our knowledge, we report the first case of a 66 year-old female patient with paraneoplastic NMOSD that is associated with squamous cell lung carcinoma...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131884/seizures-and-encephalitis-in-myelin-oligodendrocyte-glycoprotein-igg-disease-vs-aquaporin-4-igg-disease
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Shahd H M Hamid, Dan Whittam, Mariyam Saviour, Amal Alorainy, Kerry Mutch, Samantha Linaker, Tom Solomon, Maneesh Bhojak, Mark Woodhall, Patrick Waters, Richard Appleton, Martin Duddy, Anu Jacob
Importance: Antibodies to myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein IgG (MOG-IgG) are increasingly detected in patients with non-multiple sclerosis-related demyelination, some of whom manifest a neuromyelitis optica (NMO) phenotype. Cortical involvement, encephalopathy, and seizures are rare in aquaporin 4 antibody (AQP4-IgG)-related NMO in the white European population. However, the authors encountered several patients with seizures associated with MOG-IgG disease. Objective: To compare incidence of seizures and encephalitis-like presentation, or both between AQP4-IgG-positive and MOG-IgG-positive patients...
November 13, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129744/upregulation-of-aquaporin-3-expression-by-diterpenoids-in-euphorbia-pekinensis-is-associated-with-activation-of-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-in-the-co-culture-system-of-ht-29-and-raw-264-7%C3%A2-cells
#15
Hongli Yu, Lian Liu, Kuilong Wang, Hao Wu, Wei Wang, Xingde Zhang, Guojing Cui, Xiaobing Cui, Jianyu Huang
This study was designed to evaluate the toxic effects of diterpenoids separated from the roots of Euphorbia pekinensis, a type of widely used traditional Chinese medicine. This herb has intestinal toxicity associated with its complex diterpenoids. In this study, the diterpenoids (pekinenin A, pekinenin C, pekinenin F, pekinenin G, yuexiandajisu A, (-)-(1S)-15-hydroxy-18-carboxycembrene) elevated the expression of interleukin 1 beta and tumor necrosis factor alpha in a dose-dependent manner at doses of 6.25, 12...
November 9, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125546/hereditary-nephrogenic-diabetes-insipidus-pathophysiology-and-possible-treatment-an-update
#16
REVIEW
Serena Milano, Monica Carmosino, Andrea Gerbino, Maria Svelto, Giuseppe Procino
Under physiological conditions, excessive loss of water through the urine is prevented by the release of the antidiuretic hormone arginine-vasopressin (AVP) from the posterior pituitary. In the kidney, AVP elicits a number of cellular responses, which converge on increasing the osmotic reabsorption of water in the collecting duct. One of the key events triggered by the binding of AVP to its type-2 receptor (AVPR2) is the exocytosis of the water channel aquaporin 2 (AQP2) at the apical membrane the principal cells of the collecting duct...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123400/comparison-of-spontaneous-brain-activity-revealed-by-regional-homogeneity-in-aqp4-igg-neuromyelitis-optica-optic-neuritis-versus-mog-igg-optic-neuritis-patients-a-resting-state-functional-mri-study
#17
Junqing Wang, Yuan Tian, Yi Shao, Hui Feng, Limin Qin, Weiwei Xu, Hongjuan Liu, Quangang Xu, Shihui Wei, Lin Ma
Objective: Many previous studies have demonstrated that neuromyelitis optica (NMO) patients have abnormalities of brain anatomy and function. However, differences in spontaneous brain activity between myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG)-IgG ON and aquaporin 4(AQP4)-neuromyelitis optica-optic neuritis (ON) remain unknown. In the current study, we investigated the brain neural homogeneity in MOG-IgG ON versus AQP4-IgG NMO-ON subjects by regional homogeneity (ReHo) method using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123132/rupturing-giant-plasma-membrane-vesicles-to-form-micron-sized-supported-cell-plasma-membranes-with-native-transmembrane-proteins
#18
Po-Chieh Chiang, Kevin Tanady, Ling-Ting Huang, Ling Chao
Being able to directly obtain micron-sized cell blebs, giant plasma membrane vesicles (GPMVs), with native membrane proteins and deposit them on a planar support to form supported plasma membranes could allow the membrane proteins to be studied by various surface analytical tools in native-like bilayer environments. However, GPMVs do not easily rupture on conventional supports because of their high protein and cholesterol contents. Here, we demonstrate the possibility of using compression generated by the air-water interface to efficiently rupture GPMVs to form micron-sized supported membranes with native plasma membrane proteins...
November 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121965/chronic-cerebral-hypoperfusion-induces-post-stroke-dementia-following-acute-ischemic-stroke-in-rats
#19
Dong Bin Back, Kyoung Ja Kwon, Dong-Hee Choi, Chan Young Shin, Jongmin Lee, Seol-Heui Han, Hahn Young Kim
BACKGROUND: Post-stroke dementia (PSD) is one of the major consequences after stroke. Chronic cerebral hypoperfusion (CCH) can induce vascular cognitive impairment and potentiate amyloid pathology. We investigated how CCH contributes to the development of PSD after stroke in the context of neuroinflammation and amyloid pathology. METHODS: We designed a unique animal model for PSD. We performed middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) surgery in rats mimicking acute territorial infarct, which was followed by bilateral common carotid artery occlusion (BCCAo) surgery mimicking CCH...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119327/pattern-of-protein-expression-in-the-epididymis-of-oligoryzomys-nigripes-cricetidae-sigmodontinae
#20
Tatiana Prata Menezes, Eric Hill, Arlindo de Alencar Moura, Marina D P Lobo, Ana Cristina O Monteiro-Moreira, Sylvie Breton, Mariana Machado-Neves
In the epididymis, epithelial cells work in a concerted manner to create a luminal environment for sperm maturation, transport, and storage. However, the cell functions may be affected by anthropogenic factors, causing negative impacts on male fertility. In our study, we describe the pattern of protein expression in the epithelium and luminal fluid from epididymis of Oligoryzomys nigripes, a South American sigmodontine rodent whose reproductive biology has been little studied. Nine animals were captured from a preserved area of Atlantic Forest, where the exposure to anthropogenic influences is minimal...
November 8, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
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