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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044415/morphologic-and-elemental-analysis-of-primary-melanosis-of-the-dentate-nucleus-review-and-correlation-with-neuromelanin
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Richard T Hopley, Edward Haller, Mumtaz V Rojiani, Amyn M Rojiani
Primary melanosis of the dentate nucleus is a rarely described entity with neither known cause nor definitive clinicopathologic correlation. We revisit this previously reported phenomenon by presenting one such case with a review of the pathology as well as additional investigations including elemental analysis by energy-dispersive X-ray, immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy. The lesion presented macroscopically as a sharply defined, black pigmentation that was restricted to the dentate nucleus of the cerebellum...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043558/enriched-expression-of-neutral-sphingomyelinase-2-in-the-striatum-is-essential-for-regulation-of-lipid-raft-content-and-motor-coordination
#2
Laura Hui-Ru Tan, Angela Jin-Rong Tan, Yu-Ying Ng, John Jia-En Chua, Wee-Siong Chew, Sneha Muralidharan, Federico Torta, Bamaprasad Dutta, Siu Kwan Sze, Deron R Herr, Wei-Yi Ong
Sphingomyelinases are a family of enzymes that hydrolyze sphingomyelin to generate phosphocholine and ceramide. The brain distribution and function of neutral sphingomyelinase 2 (nSMase2) were elucidated in this study. nSMase2 mRNA expression was greatest in the striatum, followed by the prefrontal cortex, hippocampus, cerebellum, thalamus, brainstem, and olfactory bulb. The striatum had the highest level of nSMase2 protein expression, followed by the prefrontal cortex, thalamus, hippocampus, brainstem, and cerebellum...
October 17, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040967/improvement-and-aggravation-of-spontaneous-unruptured-vertebral-artery-dissection
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Tomoya Shibahara, Masahiro Yasaka, Yoshiyuki Wakugawa, Koichiro Maeda, Takeshi Uwatoko, Takahiro Kuwashiro, Gregory Y H Lip, Yasushi Okada
BACKGROUND: Intracranial vertebral artery dissection (VAD) is a well-recognized cause of stroke in young and middle-aged individuals, especially in Asian populations. However, a long-term natural course remains unclear. We investigated the long-term time course of VAD using imaging findings to examine the rate and predisposing factors for improvement. METHODS: We registered 56 consecutive patients (40 males; mean age, 51.8 ± 10.7 years) with acute spontaneous VAD and retrospectively investigated neuroimaging and clinical course within 1 month and at 3 months ± 2 weeks, 6 months ± 2 weeks, and 12 months ± 2 weeks after onset to ascertain predisposing factors and time course for improvement...
October 17, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039487/functional-analysis-of-hoxa10-and-hoxb4-in-human-medulloblastoma-cell-lines
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Ricardo Bonfim-Silva, Fernanda Ursoli Ferreira Melo, Carolina Hassibe Thomé, Kuruvilla Joseph Abraham, Fábio Augusto Labre De Souza, Fernando Silva Ramalho, Hélio Rubens Machado, Ricardo Santos De Oliveira, Angelo A Cardoso, Dimas Tadeu Covas, Aparecida Maria Fontes
Medulloblastoma (MB) is a malignant childhood brain tumor which at molecular level is classified into at least four major subtypes: WNT, SHH, group C and group D differing in response to treatment. Previous studies have associated changes in expression levels and activation of certain HOX genes with MB development. In the present study, we investigate the role of HOX genes in two attributes acquired by tumor cells: migration and proliferation potential, as well as, in vivo tumorigenic potential. We analyzed UW402, UW473, DAOY and ONS-76 human pediatric MB cell lines and cerebellum primary cultures...
October 10, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038583/zdhhc13-dependent-drp1-s-palmitoylation-impacts-brain-bioenergetics-anxiety-coordination-and-motor-skills
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Eleonora Napoli, Gyu Song, Siming Liu, Alexsandra Espejo, Carlos J Perez, Fernando Benavides, Cecilia Giulivi
Protein S-palmitoylation is a reversible post-translational modification mediated by palmitoyl acyltransferase enzymes, a group of Zn(2+)-finger DHHC-domain-containing proteins (ZDHHC). Here, for the first time, we show that Zdhhc13 plays a key role in anxiety-related behaviors and motor function, as well as brain bioenergetics, in a mouse model (luc) carrying a spontaneous Zdhhc13 recessive mutation. At 3 m of age, mutant mice displayed increased sensorimotor gating, anxiety, hypoactivity, and decreased motor coordination, compared to littermate controls...
October 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038492/correlation-of-plasma-egf-with-striatal-dopamine-transporter-availability-in-healthy-subjects
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Kyoungjune Pak, Seunghyeon Shin, So Jung Kim, Keunyoung Kim, Bum Soo Kim, Seong Jang Kim, In Joo Kim
We aimed to evaluate the association between plasma epidermal growth factor (EGF) and the availability of dopamine transporter (DAT) measured from (123)I-FP-CIT single-photon emission computed tomography in healthy controls in this study. Volume of interest template was applied to measure specific binding ratios (SBRs) of caudate nucleus, putamen, and striatum representing DAT availability as follows; SBR = (target- cerebellum)/cerebellum. Plasma EGF was negatively correlated with the availabilities of both caudate nucleus (r = -0...
October 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038030/dynamic-functional-connectivity-impairments-in-early-schizophrenia-and-clinical-high-risk-for-psychosis
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Yuhui Du, Susanna L Fryer, Zening Fu, Dongdong Lin, Jing Sui, Jiayu Chen, Eswar Damaraju, Eva Mennigen, Barbara Stuart, Daniel H Mathalon, Vince D Calhoun
Individuals at clinical high-risk (CHR) for psychosis are characterized by attenuated psychotic symptoms. Only a minority of CHR individuals convert to full-blown psychosis. Therefore, there is a strong interest in identifying neurobiological abnormalities underlying the psychosis risk syndrome. Dynamic functional connectivity (DFC) captures time-varying connectivity over short time scales, and has the potential to reveal complex brain functional organization. Based on resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data from 70 healthy controls (HCs), 53 CHR individuals, and 58 early illness schizophrenia (ESZ) patients, we applied a novel group information guided ICA (GIG-ICA) to estimate inherent connectivity states from DFC, and then investigated group differences...
October 13, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037562/dandy-walker-syndrome-with-duplex-kidney-abnormalities-in-trisomy-18-a-rare-case-report
#8
Tun-Jun Wang, Yi-Ying Li, Wan-Ju Wu, Chi-Kang Lin, Chun-Kai Wang, Chen-Yu Wang, Kwei-Shuai Hwang, Her-Young Su
OBJECTIVE: Trisomy 18 is one of the major numerical chromosomal disorders. The incidence of trisomy 18 is approximately one in 6000 live births. Dandy-Walker malformation (DWM) is the most common congenital malformation of the cerebellum, with an incidence of about one in 5000 live births. The incidence of trisomy 18 associated with DWM is rare and long-term survival rate is very low. CASE REPORT: A case involving a 39-year-old pregnant female with a case of trisomy 18 associated with DWM...
October 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037138/n-acetyl-l-cysteine-in-the-presence-of-cu-2-induces-oxidative-stress-and-death-of-granule-neurons-in-dissociated-cultures-of-rat-cerebellum
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E V Stelmashook, E E Genrikhs, M R Kapkaeva, E A Zelenova, N K Isaev
Addition into the culture medium of the antioxidant N-acetylcysteine (NAC, 1 mM) in the presence of Cu2+ (0.0005-0.001 mM) induced intensive death of cultured rat cerebellar granule neurons, which was significantly decreased by the zinc ion chelator TPEN (N,N,N',N'-tetrakis(2-pyridylmethyl)ethylenediamine). However, the combined action of NAC and Zn2+ did not induce destruction of the neurons. Measurement of the relative intracellular concentration of Zn2+ with the fluorescent probe FluoZin-3 AM or of free radical production using a CellROX Green showed that incubation of the culture for 4 h with Cu2+ and NAC induced an intensive increase in the fluorescence of CellROX Green but not of FluoZin-3...
October 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036832/neuropathological-comparison-of-adult-onset-and-juvenile-huntington-s-disease-with-cerebellar-atrophy-a-report-of%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-father-and-son
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Caitlin S Latimer, Margaret E Flanagan, Patrick J Cimino, Suman Jayadev, Marie Davis, Zachary S Hoffer, Thomas J Montine, Luis F Gonzalez-Cuyar, Thomas D Bird, C Dirk Keene
BACKGROUND: Huntington's disease (HD) is an autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disease caused by a trinucleotide (CAG) repeat expansion in huntingtin (HTT) on chromosome 4. Anticipation can cause longer repeat expansions in children of HD patients. Juvenile Huntington's disease (JHD), defined as HD arising before age 20, accounts for 5-10% of HD cases, with cases arising in the first decade accounting for approximately 1%. Clinically, JHD differs from the predominately choreiform adult onset Huntington's disease (AOHD) with variable presentations, including symptoms such as myoclonus, seizures, Parkinsonism, and cognitive decline...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Huntington's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035999/effects-on-18f-fdg-pet-ct-brain-glucose-metabolism-in-rectal-cancer-patients-undergoing-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
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Alexei M C Machado, Theara C Fagundes, Arnoldo Mafra, Rodrigo G Silva, Ana Carolina G Castro, Marcelo Mamede
PURPOSE: Retrospective study of the effects of anticancer treatment on the brain metabolism of patients diagnosed with rectal cancer based on a large and homogeneous sample of 40 paired F-FDG PET/CT volumes taken from 20 patients. The results are compared to the ones presented by related works to help elucidating the mechanisms of neurotoxicity associated to a decrease in memory, learning and motor skills. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty patients with rectal adenocarcinoma were scanned before and after neoadjuvant chemoradiation based exclusively on 5-fluorouracil and leucovorin...
October 13, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033643/dandy-walker-malformation-presenting-with-affective-symptoms
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Mert Batmaz, Zeynep Ezgi Balçik, Ürün Özer, Burcu Hamurişçi Yalçin, Şakir Özen
Dandy-Walker malformation is defined by enlarged posterior fossa, cystic dilatation of the fourth ventricle, and cerebellar hypoplasia. Although developmental delay and mental retardation are common in Dandy-Walker malformation cases, other comorbid psychiatric conditions have been rarely reported. There are limited numbers of case reports about comorbidity of bipolar disorder with Dandy-Walker malformation in the literature. Herein, a Dandy-Walker malformation case presenting affective symptoms is reported, and psychiatric symptoms which might be seen in this rare malformation are discussed along with diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up processes...
September 2017: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032150/functional-analysis-of-schizophrenia-genes-using-geneanalytics-program-and-integrated-databases
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Tharani Sundararajan, Ann M Manzardo, Merlin G Butler
Schizophrenia (SCZ) is a chronic debilitating neuropsychiatric disorder with multiple risk factors involving numerous complex genetic influences. We examined and updated a master list of clinically relevant and susceptibility genes associated with SCZ reported in the literature and genomic databases dedicated to gene discovery for characterization of SCZ genes. We used the commercially available GeneAnalytics computer-based gene analysis program and integrated genomic databases to create a molecular profile of the updated list of 608 SCZ genes to model their impact in select categories (tissues and cells, diseases, pathways, biological processes, molecular functions, phenotypes and compounds) using specialized GeneAnalytics algorithms...
October 12, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031602/microstructural-mri-basis-of-the-cognitive-functions-in-patients-with-spinocerebellar-ataxia-type-2
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G Olivito, M Lupo, C Iacobacci, S Clausi, S Romano, M Masciullo, M Molinari, M Cercignani, M Bozzali, M Leggio
Spinocerebellarataxiatype2(SCA2) is an autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disease involving the cerebellum. The particular atrophy pattern results in some typical clinical features mainly including motor deficits. In addition, the presence of cognitive impairments, involving language, visuospatial and executive functions, has been also shown in SCA2 patients and it is now widely accepted as a feature of the disease. The aim of the study is to investigate the microstructural patterns and the anatomo-functional substrate that could account for the cognitive symptomatology observed in SCA2 patients...
October 11, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030097/transient-vimentin-expression-during-the-embryonic-development-of-the-chicken-cerebellum
#15
Vasiliki Kommata, Catherine R Dermon
Complex morphogenetic events, critical for the development of normal cerebellum foliation and layering, are known to involve type III intermediate filament protein such as vimentin expressed by Bergmann glia. The present study aimed to determine aspects of intermediate and late embryonic pattern of vimentin expression during the corticogenesis of chicken cerebellum at embryonic days 10 to 19 (E10-E19), using single and double immunohistochemistry/immunofluorescence. Vimentin expression showed partial co-localization with the glial markers GFAP and BLBP...
October 10, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028747/nervous-system-delivery-of-antilysophosphatidic-acid-antibody-by-nasal-application-attenuates-mechanical-allodynia-after-traumatic-brain-injury-in-rats
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Andreas Eisenried, Anders C N Meidahl, Michael Klukinov, Alexander Z Tzabazis, Roger A Sabbadini, J David Clark, David C Yeomans
Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) is a bioactive lipid that impacts neurological outcomes after neurotrauma by inhibiting neuroregeneration, promoting inflammation, and contributing to behavioral deficits. Blocking LPA signaling with a novel anti-LPA monoclonal antibody (mAb) is neuroprotective after traumatic brain injury (TBI) if given to injured animals whose blood-brain barrier (BBB) has been compromised. It is hypothesized that the anti-LPA mAb could improve chronic pain initiated by TBI. However, poor brain penetration after systemic application of the antibody makes access to the central nervous system (CNS) problematic in situations where the BBB is intact...
November 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028183/non-synaptic-signaling-from-cerebellar-climbing-fibers-modulates-golgi-cell-activity
#17
Angela K Nietz, Jada H Vaden, Luke T Coddington, Linda Overstreet-Wadiche, Jacques I Wadiche
Golgi cells are the principal inhibitory neurons at the input stage of the cerebellum, providing feedforward and feedback inhibition through mossy fiber and parallel fiber synapses. In vivo studies have shown that Golgi cell activity is regulated by climbing fiber stimulation, yet there is little functional or anatomical evidence for synapses between climbing fibers and Golgi cells. Here, we show that glutamate released from climbing fibers activates ionotropic and metabotropic receptors on Golgi cells through spillover-mediated transmission...
October 13, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026668/fourth-ventricle-neurocysticercosis-rigid-endoscopic-management-description-of-direct-transcerebellar-approach
#18
A Ceja-Espinosa, J A Franco-Jiménez, A Sosa-Nájera, G A Gutiérrez-Aceves, M I Ruiz-Flores
BACKGROUND: Endoscopy has gained a crucial role in high specialty neurosurgery during the last decades. At present, there are well-defined flexible neuroendoscopic procedures to treat ventricular and subarachnoid space pathologies. Neurocysticercosis is recognized as a common cause of neurologic disease in developing countries and the United States. Surgical intervention, especially cerebrospinal fluid diversion, is the key for management of hydrocephalus. In 2002, a consensus suggested that ventricular forms should be treated with endoscopy as the first option...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024720/disruptions-to-the-cerebellar-gabaergic-system-in-juvenile-guinea-pigs-following-preterm-birth
#19
Julia C Shaw, Hannah K Palliser, Rebecca M Dyson, Mary J Berry, Jonathan J Hirst
BACKGROUND: Children that are born preterm are at an increased risk of developing cognitive problems and behavioural disorders, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). There is increasing interest in the role of the cerebellum in these processes and the potential involvement of GABAergic pathways in neurodevelopmental disorders. We propose that preterm birth, and the associated loss of the trophic intrauterine environment, alters the development of the cerebellum, contributing to ongoing neurobehavioral disorders...
October 9, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024195/identification-of-zic5-as-a-survival-factor-of-prostate-and-colorectal-cancer-cells
#20
Reiko Satow, Shota Inagaki, Chiaki Kato, Makoto Shimozawa, Kiyoko Fukami
The identification of specific drug targets is very important for cancer therapy. We recently identified zinc finger protein of the cerebellum 5 (ZIC5) as a factor that promotes melanoma aggressiveness via platelet-derived growth factor D (PDGFD) expression. However, its roles in other cancer types remain largely unknown. Here we determined the roles of ZIC5 in prostate cancer (PCa) and colorectal cancer (CRC) cells. The results showed that ZIC5 was highly expressed in CRC and dedifferentiated PCa tissues, whereas little expression was observed in relevant normal tissues...
October 10, 2017: Cancer Science
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