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ApoE myelin

Grégory Operto, Raffaele Cacciaglia, Oriol Grau-Rivera, Carles Falcon, Anna Brugulat-Serrat, Pablo Ródenas, Rubén Ramos, Sebastián Morán, Manel Esteller, Nuria Bargalló, José Luis Molinuevo, Juan Domingo Gispert
BACKGROUND: The ε4 allele of the apolipoprotein E gene (APOE-ε4) is the strongest genetic factor for late-onset Alzheimer's disease. During middle age, cognitively healthy APOE-ε4 carriers already show several brain alterations that resemble those of Alzheimer's disease (AD), but to a subtler degree. These include microstructural white matter (WM) changes that have been proposed as one of the earliest structural events in the AD cascade. However, previous studies have focused mainly on comparison of APOE-ε4 carriers vs noncarriers...
May 24, 2018: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
Jo Mailleux, Silke Timmermans, Katherine Nelissen, Jasmine Vanmol, Tim Vanmierlo, Jack van Horssen, Jeroen F J Bogie, Jerome J A Hendriks
Objective: We aimed to determine the role of the low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLr) in neuroinflammation by inducing experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in ldlr knock out mice. Methods: MOG35-55 induced EAE in male and female ldlr -/- mice was assessed clinically and histopathologically. Expression of inflammatory mediators and apolipoprotein E (apoE) was investigated by qPCR. Changes in protein levels of apoE and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) were validated by western blot and ELISA, respectively...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
Massimo Barbierato, Mila Borri, Laura Facci, Morena Zusso, Stephen D Skaper, Pietro Giusti
Acute-phase response is a systemic reaction to environmental/inflammatory insults and involves hepatic production of acute-phase proteins, including serum amyloid A (SAA). Extrahepatically, SAA immunoreactivity is found in axonal myelin sheaths of cortex in Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), although its cellular origin is unclear. We examined the responses of cultured rat cortical astrocytes, microglia and oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) to master pro-inflammatory cytokine tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α and lipopolysaccaride (LPS)...
September 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
Loïc Dayon, Seu Ping Guiraud, John Corthésy, Laeticia Da Silva, Eugenia Migliavacca, Domilė Tautvydaitė, Aikaterini Oikonomidi, Barbara Moullet, Hugues Henry, Sylviane Métairon, Julien Marquis, Patrick Descombes, Sebastiano Collino, François-Pierre J Martin, Ivan Montoliu, Martin Kussmann, Jérôme Wojcik, Gene L Bowman, Julius Popp
BACKGROUND: Hyperhomocysteinemia is a risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia, including Alzheimer disease (AD). Homocysteine (Hcy) is a sulfur-containing amino acid and metabolite of the methionine pathway. The interrelated methionine, purine, and thymidylate cycles constitute the one-carbon metabolism that plays a critical role in the synthesis of DNA, neurotransmitters, phospholipids, and myelin. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that one-carbon metabolites beyond Hcy are relevant to cognitive function and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) measures of AD pathology in older adults...
June 17, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
Irena Lavrnja, Kosara Smiljanic, Danijela Savic, Aleksandra Mladenovic-Djordjevic, Katarina Tesovic, Selma Kanazir, Sanja Pekovic
Increased evidence suggests that dysregulation of cholesterol metabolism may be a key event contributing to progression of multiple sclerosis (MS). Using an experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) model of MS we revealed specific changes in the mRNA and protein expression of key molecules involved in the maintaining of cholesterol homeostasis in the rat spinal cord: 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme-A reductase (HMGCR), apolipoprotein E (ApoE) and cholesterol 24-hydroxylase (CYP46A1) during the course of disease...
June 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
Emilie L Castranio, Anais Mounier, Cody M Wolfe, Kyong Nyon Nam, Nicholas F Fitz, Florent Letronne, Jonathan Schug, Radosveta Koldamova, Iliya Lefterov
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is strongly linked to an increased risk of developing dementia, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy and possibly Alzheimer's disease (AD). APOEε4 allele of human Apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene is the major genetic risk factor for late onset AD and has been associated with chronic traumatic encephalopathy and unfavorable outcome following TBI. To determine if there is an APOE isoform-specific response to TBI we performed controlled cortical impact on 3-month-old mice expressing human APOE3 or APOE4 isoforms...
September 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
Junjun Sun, Hong Zhou, Feng Bai, Zhijun Zhang, Qingguo Ren
Myelin is a lipid-rich multilamellar membrane that wraps around long segments of neuronal axons and it increases the conduction of action potentials, transports the necessary trophic support to the neuronal axons, and reduces the energy consumed by the neuronal axons. Together with axons, myelin is a prerequisite for the higher functions of the central nervous system and complex forms of network integration. Myelin impairments have been suggested to lead to neuronal dysfunction and cognitive decline. Accumulating evidence, including brain imaging and postmortem and genetic association studies, has implicated myelin impairments in Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
Andrew R Hoy, Martina Ly, Cynthia M Carlsson, Ozioma C Okonkwo, Henrik Zetterberg, Kaj Blennow, Mark A Sager, Sanjay Asthana, Sterling C Johnson, Andrew L Alexander, Barbara B Bendlin
Brain changes associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) begin decades before disease diagnosis. While β-amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles are defining features of AD, neuronal loss and synaptic pathology are closely related to the cognitive dysfunction. Brain imaging methods that are tuned to assess degeneration of myelinated nerve fibers in the brain (collectively called white matter) include diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and related techniques, and are expected to shed light on disease-related loss of structural connectivity...
2017: PloS One
Jo Mailleux, Tim Vanmierlo, Jeroen Fj Bogie, Elien Wouters, Dieter Lütjohann, Jerome Ja Hendriks, Jack van Horssen
OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the liver X receptor (LXR) ligands present in human macrophages after myelin phagocytosis and whether LXRs are activated in multiple sclerosis (MS) lesions. METHODS: We used real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and immunohistochemistry to determine expression of LXRs and their response genes in human phagocytes after myelin phagocytosis and in active MS lesions. We used gas chromatographic/mass spectrometric analysis to determine LXR-activating oxysterols and cholesterol precursors present and formed in myelin and myelin-incubated cells, respectively...
March 2018: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
Matti Myllykoski, Petri Kursula
The 2H phosphoesterase family contains enzymes with two His-X-Ser/Thr motifs in the active site. 2H enzymes are found in all kingdoms of life, sharing little sequence identity despite the conserved overall fold and active site. For many 2H enzymes, the physiological function is unknown. Here, we studied the structure of the 2H family member LigT from Escherichia coli both in the apo form and complexed with different active-site ligands, including ATP, 2'-AMP, 3'-AMP, phosphate, and NADP+. Comparisons to the well-characterized vertebrate myelin enzyme 2',3'-cyclic nucleotide 3'-phosphodiesterase (CNPase) highlight specific features of the catalytic cycle and substrate recognition in both enzymes...
2017: PloS One
Radouil Tzekov, Clint Dawson, Megan Orlando, Benoit Mouzon, Jon Reed, James Evans, Gogce Crynen, Michael Mullan, Fiona Crawford
Repetitive mild traumatic brain injury (r-mTBI) results in neuropathological and biochemical consequences in the human visual system. Using a recently developed mouse model of r-mTBI, with control mice receiving repetitive anesthesia alone (r-sham) we assessed the effects on the retina and optic nerve using histology, immunohistochemistry, proteomic and lipidomic analyses at 3 weeks post injury. Retina tissue was used to determine retinal ganglion cell (RGC) number, while optic nerve tissue was examined for cellularity, myelin content, protein and lipid changes...
2016: PloS One
Zhen Gu, Fengqiao Li, Yi Ping Zhang, Lisa B E Shields, Xiaoling Hu, Yiyan Zheng, Panpan Yu, Yongjie Zhang, Jun Cai, Michael P Vitek, Christopher B Shields
OBJECTIVE: Considering demyelination is the pathological hallmark of multiple sclerosis (MS), reducing demyelination and/or promoting remyelination is a practical therapeutic strategy to improve functional recovery for MS. An apolipoprotein E (apoE)-mimetic peptide COG112 has previously demonstrated therapeutic efficacy on functional and histological recovery in a mouse experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) model of human MS. In the current study, we further investigated whether COG112 promotes remyelination and improves functional recovery in lysolecithin induced focal demyelination in the white matter of spinal cord in mice...
April 2013: Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology
Sooyeon Lee, Stephanie Amici, Hagai Tavori, Waylon M Zeng, Steven Freeland, Sergio Fazio, Lucia Notterpek
Haploinsufficiency of peripheral myelin protein 22 (PMP22) causes hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies, a peripheral nerve lesion induced by minimal trauma or compression. As PMP22 is localized to cholesterol-enriched membrane domains that are closely linked with the underlying actin network, we asked whether the myelin instability associated with PMP22 deficiency could be mediated by involvement of the protein in actin-dependent cellular functions and/or lipid raft integrity. In peripheral nerves and cells from mice with PMP22 deletion, we assessed the organization of filamentous actin (F-actin), and actin-dependent cellular functions...
November 26, 2014: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
J A Opara, E Małecka, J Szczygiel
Traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Every year, about 1.5 million affected people die and several millions receive emergency treatment. Most of the burden (90%) is in low and middle-income countries. The costs of care depend on the level of disability. The burden of care after traumatic brain injury is caused by disability as well as by psychosocial and emotional sequelae of injury. The final consequence of brain injury is the reduction of quality of life. It is very difficult to predict the outcome after traumatic brain injury...
June 15, 2014: Journal of Medicine and Life
Denise D Correa, Jaya Satagopan, Raymond E Baser, Kenneth Cheung, Elizabeth Richards, Michael Lin, Sasan Karimi, John Lyo, Lisa M DeAngelis, Irene Orlow
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to assess whether the APOE ε4 allele and other APOE single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) influence neuropsychological and neuroimaging outcomes in patients with brain tumors. METHODS: Two hundred eleven patients with brain tumors participated in the study. All patients completed standardized neuropsychological tests and provided a blood sample for APOE genotyping. Ratings of white matter abnormalities were performed on MRI scans...
July 22, 2014: Neurology
Okko T Pyykkö, Miikka Lumela, Jaana Rummukainen, Ossi Nerg, Toni T Seppälä, Sanna-Kaisa Herukka, Anne M Koivisto, Irina Alafuzoff, Lakshman Puli, Sakari Savolainen, Hilkka Soininen, Juha E Jääskeläinen, Mikko Hiltunen, Henrik Zetterberg, Ville Leinonen
BACKGROUND: The significance of amyloid precursor protein (APP) and neuroinflammation in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of soluble APP (sAPP) and amyloid beta (Aβ) isoforms, proinflammatory cytokines, and biomarkers of neuronal damage in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in relation to brain biopsy Aβ and hyperphosphorylated tau (HPτ) findings. METHODS: The study population comprised 102 patients with possible NPH with cortical brain biopsies, ventricular and lumbar CSF samples, and DNA available...
2014: PloS One
Walter Maetzler, Anja Apel, Markus Langkamp, Christian Deuschle, Sarah Selina Dilger, Johannes Georg Stirnkorb, Claudia Schulte, Erwin Schleicher, Thomas Gasser, Daniela Berg
Naturally occurring autoantibodies (NAbs) against a number of potentially disease-associated cellular proteins, including Amyloid-beta1-42 (Abeta1-42), Alpha-synuclein (Asyn), myelin basic protein (MBP), myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG), and S100 calcium binding protein B (S100B) have been suggested to be associated with neurodegenerative disorders, in particular Alzheimer's (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD). Whereas the (reduced) occurrence of specific NAbs in AD is widely accepted, previous literature examining the relation of these NAb titres between PD patients and controls, as well as comparing these levels with demographic and clinical parameters in PD patients have produced inconsistent findings...
2014: PloS One
Valerio Leoni, Claudio Caccia
Huntington's disease (HD) is an autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disorder caused by an abnormal expansion of a CAG repeat in the huntingtin gene. Neurodegeneration of striatum and cortex with a severe atrophy at MRI are common findings in HD. The expression of genes involved in the cholesterol biosynthetic pathway such as HMG-CoA reductase and the levels of cholesterol, lanosterol, lathosterol and 24S-hydroxycholesterol are reduced in the brain, striatum and cortex in several HD mouse models. Mutant huntingtin affects the maturation and translocation of SREBP and cannot up-regulate LXR...
April 11, 2014: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Jessica M Foley, David H Salat, Nikki H Stricker, Tyler A Zink, Laura J Grande, Regina E McGlinchey, William P Milberg, Elizabeth C Leritz
Possession of the apolipoprotein E4 (APOE4) allele and diabetes risk are independently related to reduced white matter (WM) integrity that may contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The purpose of this study is to examine the interactive effects of APOE4 and diabetes risk on later myelinating WM regions among healthy elderly individuals at risk of AD. A sample of 107 healthy elderly (80 APOE4-/27 APOE4+) individuals underwent structural magnetic resonance imaging/diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)...
May 2014: American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
Douglas C Dean, Beth A Jerskey, Kewei Chen, Hillary Protas, Pradeep Thiyyagura, Auttawat Roontiva, Jonathan O'Muircheartaigh, Holly Dirks, Nicole Waskiewicz, Katie Lehman, Ashley L Siniard, Mari N Turk, Xue Hua, Sarah K Madsen, Paul M Thompson, Adam S Fleisher, Matthew J Huentelman, Sean C L Deoni, Eric M Reiman
IMPORTANCE: Converging evidence suggests brain structure alterations may precede overt cognitive impairment in Alzheimer disease by several decades. Early detection of these alterations holds inherent value for the development and evaluation of preventive treatment therapies. OBJECTIVE: To compare magnetic resonance imaging measurements of white matter myelin water fraction (MWF) and gray matter volume (GMV) in healthy infant carriers and noncarriers of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) ε4 allele, the major susceptibility gene for late-onset AD...
January 2014: JAMA Neurology
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