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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927263/molecular-and-cellular-basis-of-neurodegeneration-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#1
Sangyun Jeong
The most common form of senile dementia is Alzheimer's disease (AD), which is characterized by the extracellular deposition of amyloid beta-peptide (Abeta) plaques and the intracellular formation of neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) in the cerebral cortex. Tau abnormalities are commonly observed in many neurodegenerative diseases including AD, Parkinson's disease, and Pick's disease. Interestingly, tau-mediated formation of NFTs in AD brains shows better correlation with cognitive impairment than Abeta plaque accumulation; pathological tau alone is sufficient to elicit frontotemporal dementia, but it does not cause AD...
September 20, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927249/gut-microbiota-obesity-and-metabolic-disorders
#2
Alessandro Federico, Marcello Dallio, Rosa DI Sarno, Valentina Giorgio, Luca Miele
Obesity, diabetes and metabolic disorders represent hugely significant problems concerning the health in Western countries and the study of gut microbiota in metabolic pathologies is part of this framework. Diet effects on intestinal microbial composition and its role in pathogenetic mechanisms responsible for both obesity and systemic, hepatic and adipose tissue inflammation, represent at the moment one of this mostpromising topic in gastroenterology research. Gut health safety is essential, but it needs to be further explored in order to understand and interrupt the pathogenetic mechanisms, which support a large number of diseases...
December 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927215/effect-of-fibrin-glue-injection-into-the-cavernous-sinus-for-hemostasis-during-transcavernous-surgery-on-the-cerebral-venous-draining-system
#3
Terushige Toyooka, Naoki Otani, Kojiro Wada, Arata Tomiyama, Hideaki Ueno, Kazuya Fujii, Takuji Yamamoto, Yasuaki Nakao, Kentaro Mori
BACKGROUND: The extradural temporopolar transcavernous approach can be used to treat central skull base pathologies, but control of bleeding from the opened cavernous sinus is essential. Oxidized cellulose cotton packing and fibrin glue injection can be used, but the effect on the postoperative venous draining pattern remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To investigate changes in the venous drainage pattern immediately after transcavernous surgery with and without fibrin glue injection into the bleeding cavernous sinus...
April 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927214/direct-anastomosis-using-occipital-artery-for-additional-revascularization-in-moyamoya-disease-after-combined-superficial-temporal-artery-middle-cerebral-artery-and-indirect-bypass
#4
Ken Kazumata, Hiroyasu Kamiyama, Hisayasu Saito, Katsuhiko Maruichi, Masaki Ito, Haruto Uchino, Naoki Nakayama, Satoshi Kuroda, Kiyohiro Houkin
BACKGROUND: The posterior cerebral artery (PCA) is involved in approximately 30% of moyamoya disease (MMD) cases. However, there have been insufficient reports describing revascularization techniques in the posterior portion of the brain, particularly of direct anastomosis. OBJECTIVE: To perform a technical assessment in patients with MMD who underwent either occipital artery (OA)-PCA bypass or OA-middle cerebral artery (MCA) bypass. METHODS: A total of 428 revascularization procedures in 368 patients were retrospectively assessed by reviewing clinical charts and radiological data...
April 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927212/fluorescein-guided-neuroendoscopy-for-intraventricular-lesions-a-case-series
#5
Alessandro Fiorindi, Alessandro Boaro, Giulia Del Moro, Pierluigi Longatti
BACKGROUND: The benefits of neuroendoscopy in the pathological diagnosis of intra- and paraventricular tumors have already been shown in many neurosurgical studies. However, most authors agree that neuroendoscopic biopsies are not infrequently inconclusive due to small or inadequate samples, prompting the need for new diagnostic strategies. OBJECTIVE: To describe a technique not previously reported in the literature, combining neuroendoscopy with angiofluorescein guidance for the pathological diagnosis of intra- and paraventricular tumors...
April 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927207/surgical-approaches-to-the-temporal-horn-an-anatomic-analysis-of-white-matter-tract-interruption
#6
Paulo A S Kadri, Jean G de Oliveira, Niklaus Krayenbühl, Ugur Türe, Evandro P L de Oliveira, Ossama Al-Mefty, Guilherme C Ribas
BACKGROUND: Surgical access to the temporal horn is necessary to treat tumors and vascular lesions, but is used mainly in patients with mediobasal temporal epilepsy. The surgical approaches to this cavity fall into 3 primary categories: lateral, inferior, and transsylvian. The current neurosurgical literature has underestimated the interruption of involved fiber bundles and the correlated clinical manifestations. OBJECTIVE: To delineate the interruption of fiber bundles during the different approaches to the temporal horn...
April 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927156/activation-of-%C3%AE-adrenergic-receptor-promotes-cellular-proliferation-in-human-glioblastoma
#7
Jing-Jing He, Wen-Hua Zhang, Shi-Ling Liu, Yi-Fang Chen, Chen-Xi Liao, Qian-Qing Shen, Ping Hu
Glioblastoma multiforme is the most common and aggressive form of primary malignant brain tumor. Previous evidence demonstrates that β-adrenergic receptors (β-ARs) are closely associated with the occurrence and development of brain tumors. However, the functional role of β-ARs in human glioblastoma and the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. In the present study, by using the MTT assay, western blotting, and the reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction, it was revealed that isoproterenol (ISO), an agonist of β-ARs, promoted the proliferation of U251 cells but not U87-MG cells, and that this effect was blocked by the β-ARs antagonist propranolol...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927128/expression-of-ing4-is-negatively-correlated-with-cellular-proliferation-and-microvessel-density-in-human-glioma
#8
Bin Shao, Enzhong Liu
The present study aimed to investigate the associations of tumor inhibitor of growth 4 (ING4) with tumor cell proliferation and microvessel density (MVD) in human glioma. Semi-quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction, western blotting and immunohistochemistry (IHC) were used to detect the level of ING4 expression in normal brain tissues and glioma tissues of different pathological grades. The cell proliferation index (PI) and the level of MVD were detected using IHC, facilitating the analysis of the correlation between ING4 and cellular proliferation and MVD in human glioma...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927102/mining-the-glioma-susceptibility-genes-in-children-from-gene-expression-profiles-and-a-methylation-database
#9
Yongqiang Xi, Wanzhong Tang, Song Yang, Maolei Li, Yuchao He, Xianhua Fu
Glioma is the most common type of primary brain tumor, which is associated with a poor prognosis due to its aggressive growth behavior and highly invasive nature. Research regarding glioma pathogenesis is expected to provide novel methods of adjuvant therapy for the treatment of glioma. The use of bioinformatics to identify candidate genes is commonly used to understand the genetic basis of disease. The present study used bioinformatics to mine the disease-related genes using gene expression profiles (GSE50021) and dual-channel DNA methylation data (GSE50022)...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927088/pcdh8-inhibits-glioma-cell-proliferation-by-negatively-regulating-the-akt-gsk3%C3%AE-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
#10
Zhenkun Zong, Hui Pang, Rutong Yu, Yunqi Jiao
Protocadherin-8 (PCDH8), a member of the protocadherin superfamily of proteins, is frequently lost in numerous types of cancer. However, the role that PCDH8 serves in human glioma, and the molecular mechanisms underlying this, remain unclear. Data from the present study demonstrated that the expression levels of PCDH8 mRNA and protein were significantly decreased in human glioma tissue compared with normal brain tissue. This suggested that PCDH8 is associated with the development of glioma. Thus, the role of PCDH8 in glioma cell proliferation was investigated by silencing and overexpressing PCDH8 in U251 glioma cells...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927047/msk1-downregulation-is-associated-with-neuronal-and-astrocytic-apoptosis-following-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-rats
#11
Bo Ning, Geng Guo, Hong Liu, Lei Ning, Bao-Liang Sun, Zhen Li, Shuo Wang, Zheng-Wen Lv, Cun-Dong Fan
MSK (mitogen- and stress-activated protein kinase) proteins are a family of mitogen-activated protein kinases. MSKs represent a novel type of pro-survival genes, potentially enhancing the phosphorylation of Bcl2-associated agonist of cell death. However, MSK's function and expression are poorly understood in the central nervous system. In the present study, a subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) model was established in SD rats and the expression of MSK1 in the brain subsequent to experimental SAH was investigated...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926975/non-invasive-brain-stimulation-for-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorders-a-short-term-outcome-study
#12
Lázaro Gómez, Belkis Vidal, Carlos Maragoto, Lilia Maria Morales, Sheyla Berrillo, Héctor Vera Cuesta, Margarita Baez, Marlén Denis, Tairí Marín, Yaumara Cabrera, Abel Sánchez, Celia Alarcón, Maribel Selguera, Yaima Llanez, Lucila Dieguez, María Robinson
Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation (NIBS) is a relatively new therapeutic approach that has shown beneficial effects in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). One question to be answered is how enduring its neuromodulatory effect could be. Twenty-four patients with ASD (mean age: 12.2 years) received 20 sessions of NIBS over the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (L-DLPFC). They were randomized into two groups with two (G1) or three (G2) clinical evaluations before NIBS. Both groups had a complete follow-up at six months after the intervention, with the aim of determining the short-term outcome using the total score on the Autism Behavior Checklist, Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist, and the Autism Diagnostic Interview...
September 17, 2017: Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926844/atypical-presentation-of-a-pediatric-cerebellar-ganglioglioma
#13
Richard Bram, Roberta J Seidman, David Chesler
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Gangliogliomas (GGs) are rare central nervous system tumors occurring primarily in the supratentorial compartment with infratentorial instances most often involving the brain stem. Infratentorial GGs typically present with signs and symptoms of increased intracranial pressure (ICP), cranial nerve deficits, or focal cerebellar findings; rarely, these tumors have been associated with focal seizures. METHODS: In this report, we describe an atypical presentation of a cerebellar GG in a 20-month-old male who initially presented with syncope and emesis in the absence of electrographic evidence of seizures, radiographic evidence of hydrocephalus, or elevated ICP...
September 20, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926841/beneficial-combination-of-lacosamide-with-retigabine-in-experimental-animals-an-isobolographic-analysis
#14
Jarogniew J Luszczki, Mirosław Zagaja, Barbara Miziak, Maria W Kondrat-Wrobel, Katarzyna Zaluska, Paula Wroblewska-Luczka, Piotr Adamczuk, Stanislaw J Czuczwar, Magdalena Florek-Luszczki
BACKGROUND/AIM: To isobolographically determine the types of interactions that occur between retigabine and lacosamide (LCM; two third-generation antiepileptic drugs) with respect to their anticonvulsant activity and acute adverse effects (sedation) in the maximal electroshock-induced seizures (MES) and chimney test (motor performance) in adult male Swiss mice. METHODS: Type I isobolographic analysis for nonparallel dose-response effects for the combination of retigabine with LCM (at the fixed-ratio of 1:1) in both the MES and chimney test in mice was performed...
September 20, 2017: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926830/a-distinctive-ictal-amplitude-integrated-electroencephalography-pattern-in-newborns-with-neonatal-epilepsy-associated-with-kcnq2-mutations
#15
Ana Vilan, José Mendes Ribeiro, Pasquale Striano, Sarah Weckhuysen, Lauren C Weeke, Eva Brilstra, Linda S de Vries, Maria Roberta Cilio
BACKGROUND: Recurrent and prolonged seizures are harmful for the developing brain, emphasizing the importance of early seizure recognition and effective therapy. Amplitude-integrated electroencephalography (aEEG) has become a valuable tool to diagnose epileptic seizures, and, in parallel, genetic etiologies are increasingly being recognized, changing the paradigm of the workup and management of neonatal seizures. OBJECTIVE: To report the ictal aEEG pattern in neonates with KCNQ2-related epilepsy...
September 20, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926795/dissociable-intrinsic-functional-networks-support-noun-object-and-verb-action-processing
#16
Huichao Yang, Qixiang Lin, Zaizhu Han, Hongyu Li, Luping Song, Lingjuan Chen, Yong He, Yanchao Bi
The processing mechanism of verbs-actions and nouns-objects is a central topic of language research, with robust evidence for behavioral dissociation. The neural basis for these two major word and/or conceptual classes, however, remains controversial. Two experiments were conducted to study this question from the network perspective. Experiment 1 found that nodes of the same class, obtained through task-evoked brain imaging meta-analyses, were more strongly connected with each other than nodes of different classes during resting-state, forming segregated network modules...
September 16, 2017: Brain and Language
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926781/a-leukomyeloencephalopathy-of-unknown-origin-in-an-azawakh-dog
#17
Maria Teresa Mandara, Alice Reginato, Federica Balducci, Marco Bernardini
A diffuse bilaterally symmetrical leukomyeloencephalopathy was observed in a 6-year-old male Azawakh dog showing a slowly progressive ataxia of six months duration associated with sensory disorders. Severe bilaterally symmetrical demyelination and vacuolisation were confined to the dorsal columns along the entire spinal cord with a minor axonal degeneration. The main changes of myelin sheaths consisted in splitting and intramyelin vacuolization. Naked axons were scattered in a network of astrocytic processes and collagen fibres...
September 5, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926727/early-pregnancy-intrauterine-fetal-exposure-to-maternal-smoking-and-impact-on-fetal-telomere-length
#18
Hooman Mirzakhani, Immaculata De Vivo, J Steven Leeder, Roger Gaedigk, Carrie A Vyhlidal, Scott T Weiss, Kelan Tantisira
BACKGROUND: Reduced telomere length, or its accelerated attrition, has been implicated in aging, mortality, and several human diseases, including respiratory diseases. Age dependent manifestation of telomere-mediated disease during life span indicates the role of developmental stage in these diseases and highlights the importance of fetal developmental process in utero and at earlier life stages. Environmental determinants during developmental and later stages of life could affect telomere length...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926722/innovation-in-care-for-individuals-with-cognitive-impairment-can-reimbursement-policy-spread-best-practices
#19
Soo Borson, Joshua Chodosh, Cyndy Cordell, Beth Kallmyer, Malaz Boustani, Anna Chodos, Jatin K Dave, Lisa Gwyther, Susan Reed, David B Reuben, Stephen Stabile, Monica Willis-Parker, William Thies
There is now an unprecedented opportunity to improve the care of the over 5 million people who are living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and many more with cognitive impairment due to brain injury, systemic diseases, and other causes. The introduction of a new Medicare care planning benefit-long sought openly by advocacy organizations and clinicians and badly needed by patients and families-could greatly improve health care quality, but only if widely and fully implemented. We describe the components of this new benefit and its promise of better clinical care, as well as its potential to create a new platform for clinical and health outcomes research...
September 16, 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926646/vascular-hypoperfusion-in-acute-optic-neuritis-is-a-potentially-new-neurovascular-model-for-demyelinating-diseases
#20
Ta-Ching Chen, Chao-Yuan Yeh, Chao-Wen Lin, Chung-May Yang, Chang-Hao Yang, I-Hung Lin, Pao-Yang Chen, Jung-Yu Cheng, Fung-Rong Hu
PURPOSE: Optic neuritis is highly correlated with multiple sclerosis and is a major cause of acute visual loss and long-term neuronal degeneration. Primary cerebral hypoperfusion has been reported in brain demyelinating diseases. This study investigated whether peripapillary perfusion is changed in patients with acute optic neuritis (AON). METHODS: This three-year cohort study was conducted from September 1 2012, to August 31, 2015. Two hundred and forty-one patients with non-glaucomatous acute optic neuropathy were screened, and 42 non-highly myopic patients who had suffered their first episode of unilaterally idiopathic AON were studied...
2017: PloS One
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