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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062370/treadmill-exercise-alleviates-motor-deficits-and-improves-mitochondrial-import-machinery-in-an-mptp-induced-mouse-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Jung-Hoon Koo, Joon-Yong Cho, Ung-Bae Lee
Alpha-synuclein (α-Syn) accumulation is significantly correlated with motor deficits and mitochondrial dysfunction in Parkinson's disease (PD), but the molecular mechanism underlying its pathogenesis is unclear. In this study, we investigated the effects of treadmill exercise on motor deficits and mitochondrial dysfunction in the 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-induced mouse model of PD. Treadmill exercise inhibited dopaminergic neuron loss by promoting the expression of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) and dopamine transporter (DAT) and seemed to improve cell survival by reducing α-Syn expression...
January 3, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042771/oxidative-stress-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-and-antioxidants-regulate-expression-levels-of-micrornas-in-parkinson-s-disease
#2
Kedar N Prasad
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a slow progressive neurodegenerative disease associated with abnormal function of extrapyramidal system. Although several biochemical and genetic defects have been identified, increased oxidative stress and chronic inflammation are one of the earliest events that initiate and promote PD. Oxidative stress also participates in impaired non-motor symptoms.The levels of microRNAs that are evolutionarily conserved single-stranded non-coding RNAs of approximately 22 nucleotide in length are altered in PD...
January 2, 2017: Current Aging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041945/knockdown-transgenic-lrrk-drosophila-resists-paraquat-induced-locomotor-impairment-and-neurodegeneration-a-therapeutic-strategy-for-parkinson-s-disease
#3
Diana Quintero-Espinosa, Marlene Jimenez-Del-Rio, Carlos Velez-Pardo
Leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) has been linked to familial and sporadic Parkinson's disease. However, it is still unresolved whether LRRK2 in dopaminergic (DAergic) neurons may or may not aggravate the phenotype. We demonstrate that knocking down (KD) the Lrrk gene by RNAi in DAergic neurons untreated or treated with paraquat (PQ) neither affected the number of DAergic clusters, tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) protein levels, lifespan nor locomotor activity when compared to control (i.e. TH/+) flies. KD transgenic Lrrk flies dramatically increased locomotor activity in presence of TH enzyme inhibitor alpha-methyl-para-tyrosine (aMT), whereas no effect on lifespan was observed in both fly lines...
December 29, 2016: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028643/parkinson-s-a-syndrome-rather-than-a-disease
#4
REVIEW
Nataliya Titova, C Padmakumar, Simon J G Lewis, K Ray Chaudhuri
Emerging concepts suggest that a multitude of pathology ranging from misfolding of alpha-synuclein to neuroinflammation, mitochondrial dysfunction, and neurotransmitter driven alteration of brain neuronal networks lead to a syndrome that is commonly known as Parkinson's disease. The complex underlying pathology which may involve degeneration of non-dopaminergic pathways leads to the expression of a range of non-motor symptoms from the prodromal stage of Parkinson's to the palliative stage. Non-motor clinical subtypes, cognitive and non-cognitive, have now been proposed paving the way for possible subtype specific and non-motor treatments, a key unmet need currently...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028361/characterization-of-smooth-muscle-enteric-nerve-interstitial-cells-of-cajal-and-fibroblast-like-cells-in-the-gastric-musculature-of-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
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Kyung Sik Park, Kwang Bum Cho, Il Seon Hwang, Jae Hyung Park, Byung Ik Jang, Kyeong Ok Kim, Sung Woo Jeon, Eun Soo Kim, Chang Sik Park, Joong Goo Kwon
AIM: To investigate histologic abnormalities in the gastric smooth muscle of patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). METHODS: Full-thickness gastric specimens were obtained from patients undergoing surgery for gastric cancer. H&E stain and Masson's Trichrome stain were performed to assess the degree of fibrosis. Immunohistochemical staining using various antibodies was also performed [antibodies against protein gene product 9.5 (PGP9.5), neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS), vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP), neurokinin-1 (NK1) receptor, c-Kit, and platelet-derived growth factor receptor-alpha, (PDGFRα)]...
December 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999125/delta-band-oscillations-in-motor-regions-predict-hand-selection-for-reaching
#6
Audrey Hamel-Thibault, François Thénault, Kevin Whittingstall, Pierre-Michel Bernier
Current models hold that action selection is achieved by competitive interactions between co-existing motor representations associated with each potential action. Critically, selection via competition requires biasing signals to enable one of these alternatives to be selected. This study tested the hypothesis that selection is related to the prestimulus excitability of neuronal ensembles in which movements are encoded, as assessed through the phase of delta-band oscillations (2-4 Hz). Electroencephalography was recorded while participants performed speeded reaches toward appearing visual targets using the hand of their choice...
December 19, 2016: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930290/gamma-motor-neurons-survive-and-exacerbate-alpha-motor-neuron-degeneration-in-als
#7
Melanie Lalancette-Hebert, Aarti Sharma, Alexander K Lyashchenko, Neil A Shneider
The molecular and cellular basis of selective motor neuron (MN) vulnerability in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is not known. In genetically distinct mouse models of familial ALS expressing mutant superoxide dismutase-1 (SOD1), TAR DNA-binding protein 43 (TDP-43), and fused in sarcoma (FUS), we demonstrate selective degeneration of alpha MNs (α-MNs) and complete sparing of gamma MNs (γ-MNs), which selectively innervate muscle spindles. Resistant γ-MNs are distinct from vulnerable α-MNs in that they lack synaptic contacts from primary afferent (IA) fibers...
December 20, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927963/inhibition-of-prolyl-oligopeptidase-restores-spontaneous-motor-behavior-in-the-%C3%AE-synuclein-virus-vector-based-parkinson-s-disease-mouse-model-by-decreasing-%C3%AE-synuclein-oligomeric-species-in-mouse-brain
#8
Reinis Svarcbahs, Ulrika H Julku, Timo T Myöhänen
: Decreased clearance of α-synuclein (aSyn) and aSyn protein misfolding and aggregation are seen as major factors in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD) and other synucleinopathies that leads to disruption in neuronal function and eventually to cell death. Prolyl oligopeptidase (PREP) can accelerate the aSyn aggregation process, while inhibition of PREP by a small molecule inhibitor decreases aSyn oligomer formation and enhances its clearance via autophagy in different aSyn overexpressing cell types and in transgenic PD animal models...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927951/effects-of-the-selective-%C3%AE-5-gabaar-antagonist-s44819-on-excitability-in-the-human-brain-a-tms-emg-and-tms-eeg-phase-i-study
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Ghazaleh Darmani, Carl M Zipser, Gabriele M Böhmer, Karine Deschet, Florian Müller-Dahlhaus, Paolo Belardinelli, Matthias Schwab, Ulf Ziemann
: Alpha-5 gamma-aminobutyric acid type A receptors (α5-GABAARs) are located extrasynaptically, regulate neuronal excitability through tonic inhibition, and are fundamentally important for processes such as plasticity and learning. For example, pharmacological blockade of α5-GABAAR in mice with ischemic stroke improved recovery of function by normalizing exaggerated perilesional α5-GABAAR-dependent tonic inhibition. S44819 is a novel competitive selective antagonist of the α5-GABAAR at the GABA-binding site...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915117/from-intentions-to-actions-neural-oscillations-encode-motor-processes-through-phase-amplitude-and-phase-amplitude-coupling
#10
Etienne Combrisson, Marcela Perrone-Bertolotti, Juan Lp Soto, Golnoush Alamian, Philippe Kahane, Jean-Philippe Lachaux, Aymeric Guillot, Karim Jerbi
Goal-directed motor behavior is associated with changes in patterns of rhythmic neuronal activity across widely distributed brain areas. In particular, movement initiation and execution are mediated by patterns of synchronization and desynchronization that occur concurrently across distinct frequency bands and across multiple motor cortical areas. To date, motor-related local oscillatory modulations have been predominantly examined by quantifying increases or suppressions in spectral power. However, beyond signal power, spectral properties such as phase and phase-amplitude coupling (PAC) have also been shown to carry information with regards to the oscillatory dynamics underlying motor processes...
November 30, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871959/intracavernous-injections-in-spinal-cord-injured-men-with-erectile-dysfunction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Lucie Chochina, Florian Naudet, Clément Chéhensse, Andrea Manunta, Mireille Damphousse, Isabelle Bonan, François Giuliano
INTRODUCTION: Despite improvements in the care of patients after spinal cord injury (SCI), permanent impairment of locomotion, sensation, and autonomic function remains a major hurdle. After the acute stage of injury, recovering sexual function is a high priority. AIM: To review the efficacy of intracavernous injections (ICIs) in men with SCI and to identify prognostic factors affecting the efficacy of ICIs in this population. METHODS: Systematic review of the literature was conducted using the PubMed-Medline, Embase, EBSCO, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library databases...
July 2016: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862327/an-order-in-lewy-body-disorders-retrograde-degeneration-in-hyperbranching-axons-as-a-fundamental-structural-template-accounting-for-focal-multifocal-lewy-body-disease
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REVIEW
Toshiki Uchihara 内原 俊記
Initial clinical recognition of "paralysis agitans" by James Parkinson was expanded by Jean-Martin Charcot, who recognized additional clinical findings of his own, such as slowness (distinct from paralysis), rigidity (distinct from spasticity) and characteristic countenance. Charcot assembled these findings under the umbrella of "Parkinson disease (PD)". This purely clinical concept was so prescient and penetrating that subsequent neuropathological and biochemical evidences were ordered along this axis to establish the nigra-central trinity of PD (dopamine depletion, nigral lesion with Lewy bodies: LBs)...
November 14, 2016: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861638/propagated-but-topologically-distributed-forebrain-neurons-expressing-alpha-synuclein-in-aged-macaques
#13
Katsuo Kimura, Ken-Ichi Inoue, Yoshiyuki Kuroiwa, Fumiaki Tanaka, Masahiko Takada
In neurodegenerative disorders, such as Parkinson's disease (PD), alpha-synuclein (α-syn) accumulates to induce cell death and/or form a cytoplasmic inclusion called Lewy body (LB). This α-syn-related pathology is termed synucleinopathy. It remains unclear how α-syn accumulation expands during the progress of synucleinopathy in the human brain. In our study, we investigated the patterns of distribution and propagation of forebrain neurons expressing α-syn in aged macaques. It was found that the occurrence of α-syn-positive neurons proceeded topologically based on the midbrain dopamine pathways arising from the substantia nigra and the ventral tegmental area where they were primarily observed...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826233/the-parkinsonian-subthalamic-network-measures-of-power-linear-and-non-linear-synchronization-and-their-relationship-to-l-dopa-treatment-and-off-state-motor-severity
#14
Timothy West, Simon Farmer, Luc Berthouze, Ashwani Jha, Martijn Beudel, Thomas Foltynie, Patricia Limousin, Ludvic Zrinzo, Peter Brown, Vladimir Litvak
In this paper we investigated the dopaminergic modulation of neuronal interactions occurring in the subthalamic nucleus (STN) during Parkinson's disease (PD). We utilized linear measures of local and long range synchrony such as power and coherence, as well as Detrended Fluctuation Analysis for Phase Synchrony (DFA-PS)- a recently developed non-linear method that computes the extent of long tailed autocorrelations present in the phase interactions between two coupled signals. Through analysis of local field potentials (LFPs) taken from the STN we seek to determine changes in the neurodynamics that may underpin the pathophysiology of PD in a group of 12 patients who had undergone surgery for deep brain stimulation...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818627/differential-training-facilitates-early-consolidation-in-motor-learning
#15
Diana Henz, Wolfgang I Schöllhorn
Current research demonstrates increased learning rates in differential learning (DL) compared to repetitive training. To date, little is known on the underlying neurophysiological processes in DL that contribute to superior performance over repetitive practice. In the present study, we measured electroencephalographic (EEG) brain activation patterns after DL and repetitive badminton serve training. Twenty-four semi-professional badminton players performed badminton serves in a DL and repetitive training schedule in a within-subjects design...
2016: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816502/dysregulated-corticostriatal-activity-in-open-field-behavior-and-the-head-twitch-response-induced-by-the-hallucinogen-2-5-dimethoxy-4-iodoamphetamine
#16
Claudia Rangel-Barajas, Ana María Estrada-Sánchez, Scott J Barton, Robert R Luedtke, George V Rebec
The substituted amphetamine, 2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodoamphetamine (DOI), is a hallucinogen that has been used to model a variety of psychiatric conditions. Here, we studied the effect of DOI on neural activity recorded simultaneously in the primary motor cortex (M1) and dorsal striatum of freely behaving FvB/N mice. DOI significantly decreased the firing rate of individually isolated neurons in M1 and dorsal striatum relative to pre-drug baseline. It also induced a bursting pattern of activity by increasing both the number of spikes within a burst and burst duration...
February 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803994/neuronal-electrical-ongoing-activity-as-a-signature-of-cortical-areas
#17
Carlo Cottone, Camillo Porcaro, Andrea Cancelli, Elzbieta Olejarczyk, Carlo Salustri, Franca Tecchio
Brodmann's pioneering work resulted in the classification of cortical areas based on their cytoarchitecture and topology. Here, we aim at documenting that diverse cortical areas also display different neuronal electric activities. We investigated this notion in the hand-controlling sections of the primary somatosensory (S1) and motor (M1) areas, in both hemispheres. We identified S1 and M1 in 20 healthy volunteers by applying functional source separation (FSS) to their recorded electroencephalograms (EEG). Our results show that S1 and M1 can be clearly differentiated by their neuroelectric activities in both hemispheres and independently of the subject's state (i...
November 1, 2016: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793778/aav-mediated-gene-delivery-attenuates-neuroinflammation-in-feline-sandhoff-disease
#18
Allison M Bradbury, Tiffany A Peterson, Amanda L Gross, Stephen Z Wells, Victoria J McCurdy, Karen G Wolfe, John C Dennis, Brandon L Brunson, Heather Gray-Edwards, Ashley N Randle, Aime K Johnson, Edward E Morrison, Nancy R Cox, Henry J Baker, Miguel Sena-Esteves, Douglas R Martin
Sandhoff disease (SD) is a lysosomal storage disorder characterized by the absence of hydrolytic enzyme β-N-acetylhexosaminidase (Hex), which results in storage of GM2 ganglioside in neurons and unremitting neurodegeneration. Neuron loss initially affects fine motor skills, but rapidly progresses to loss of all body faculties, a vegetative state, and death by five years of age in humans. A well-established feline model of SD allows characterization of the disease in a large animal model and provides a means to test the safety and efficacy of therapeutic interventions before initiating clinical trials...
January 6, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790792/als-associated-endoplasmic-reticulum-proteins-in-denervated-skeletal-muscle-implications-for-motor-neuron-disease-pathology
#19
C M Jesse, E Bushuven, P Tripathi, A Chandrasekar, C M Simon, C Drepper, A Yamoah, A Dreser, I Katona, S Johann, C Beyer, S Wagner, M Grond, S Nikolin, J Anink, D Troost, M Sendtner, A Goswami, J Weis
Alpha-motoneurons and muscle fibers are structurally and functionally interdependent. Both cell types particularly rely on endoplasmic reticulum (ER/SR) functions. Mutations of the ER proteins VAPB, SigR1 and HSP27 lead to hereditary motor neuron diseases (MNDs). Here, we determined the expression profile and localization of these ER proteins/chaperons by immunohistochemistry and immunoblotting in biopsy and autopsy muscle tissue of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neurogenic muscular atrophies (NMAs) and compared these patterns to mouse models of neurogenic muscular atrophy...
October 28, 2016: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774060/pre-stimulus-alpha-oscillations-and-inter-subject-variability-of-motor-evoked-potentials-in-single-and-paired-pulse-tms-paradigms
#20
Zafer Iscan, Maria Nazarova, Tommaso Fedele, Evgeny Blagovechtchenski, Vadim V Nikulin
Inter- and intra-subject variability of the motor evoked potentials (MEPs) to TMS is a well-known phenomenon. Although a possible link between this variability and ongoing brain oscillations was demonstrated, the results of the studies are not consistent with each other. Exploring this topic further is important since the modulation of MEPs provides unique possibility to relate oscillatory cortical phenomena to the state of the motor cortex probed with TMS. Given that alpha oscillations were shown to reflect cortical excitability, we hypothesized that their power and variability might explain the modulation of subject-specific MEPs to single- and paired-pulse TMS (spTMS, ppTMS, respectively)...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
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