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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215162/gut-brain-axis-role-of-lipids-in-the-regulation-of-inflammation-pain-and-cns-diseases
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Roberto Russo, Claudia Cristiano, Carmen Avagliano, Carmen De Caro, Giovanna La Rana, Giuseppina Mattace Raso, Roberto Berni Canani, Rosaria Meli, Antonio Calignano
The human gut is a composite anaerobic environment with a large, diverse and dynamic enteric microbiota, represented by more than 100 trillion microorganisms, including at least 1000 distinct species. The discovery that a different microbial composition can influence behavior and cognition, and in turn the nervous system can indirectly influence enteric microbiota composition, has significantly contributed to establish the well-accepted concept of gut-brain axis. This hypothesis is supported by several evidence showing mutual mechanisms, which involve the vague nerve, the immune system, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis modulation and the bacteria-derived metabolites...
February 16, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205624/the-small-molecule-auten-99-autophagy-enhancer-99-prevents-the-progression-of-neurodegenerative-symptoms
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Tibor Kovács, Viktor Billes, Marcell Komlós, Bernadette Hotzi, Anna Manzéger, Anna Tarnóci, Diána Papp, Fanni Szikszai, Janka Szinyákovics, Ákos Rácz, Béla Noszál, Szilvia Veszelka, Fruzsina R Walter, Mária A Deli, Laszlo Hackler, Robert Alfoldi, Orsolya Huzian, Laszlo G Puskas, Hanna Liliom, Krisztián Tárnok, Katalin Schlett, Adrienn Borsy, Ervin Welker, Attila L Kovács, Zsolt Pádár, Attila Erdős, Adam Legradi, Annamaria Bjelik, Károly Gulya, Balázs Gulyás, Tibor Vellai
Autophagy functions as a main route for the degradation of superfluous and damaged constituents of the cytoplasm. Defects in autophagy are implicated in the development of various age-dependent degenerative disorders such as cancer, neurodegeneration and tissue atrophy, and in accelerated aging. To promote basal levels of the process in pathological settings, we previously screened a small molecule library for novel autophagy-enhancing factors that inhibit the myotubularin-related phosphatase MTMR14/Jumpy, a negative regulator of autophagic membrane formation...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199883/acetyl-l-carnitine-protects-dopaminergic-nigrostriatal-pathway-in-6-hydroxydopamine-induced-model-of-parkinson-s-disease-in-the-rat
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Siamak Afshin-Majd, Keyhan Bashiri, Zahra Kiasalari, Tourandokht Baluchnejadmojarad, Reza Sedaghat, Mehrdad Roghani
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a movement disorder and the second most common neurodegenerative disease worldwide in which nigrostriatal dopaminergic neurons within substantia nigra pars compacta (SNC) are lost, with clinical motor and non-motor symptoms including bradykinesia, resting tremor, rigidity, stooping posture and cognitive deficits. This study was undertaken to evaluate the neuroprotective potential of acetyl-l-carnitine (ALC) against unilateral striatal 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-induced model of PD and to explore some involved mechanisms...
February 12, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193519/thiamine-deficiency-induces-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-oxidative-stress-in-human-neurons-derived-from-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Xin Wang, Mei Xu, Jacqueline A Frank, Zun-Ji Ke, Jia Luo
Thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency (TD) plays a major role in the etiology of Wernicke's encephalopathy (WE) which is a severe neurological disorder. TD induces selective neuronal cell death, neuroinflammation, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and oxidative stress in the brain which are commonly observed in many aging-related neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), Parkinson's disease (PD), Huntington's disease (HD) and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). However, the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms remain unclear...
February 11, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167258/protective-effect-of-nrf2-are-activator-isolated-from-green-perilla-leaves-on-dopaminergic-neuronal-loss-in-a-parkinson-s-disease-model
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Yuta Masaki, Yasuhiko Izumi, Atsuko Matsumura, Akinori Akaike, Toshiaki Kume
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by a selective loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra (SN), and oxidative stress is thought to contribute to the pathogenesis. The nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2)-antioxidant response element (ARE) pathway, which is a cellular defense system against oxidative stress, is a promising target for therapeutics aimed at reducing neuronal death in PD. Previously, we have isolated 2',3'-dihydroxy-4',6'-dimethoxychalcone (DDC) from green perilla leaves as an activator of the Nrf2-ARE pathway...
February 4, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157651/sesamin-imparts-neuroprotection-against-intrastriatal-6-hydroxydopamine-toxicity-by-inhibition-of-astroglial-activation-apoptosis-and-oxidative-stress
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Tourandokht Baluchnejadmojarad, Monireh Mansouri, Jamileh Ghalami, Zahra Mokhtari, Mehrdad Roghani
Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the most prevalent neurodegenerative disorders in elders. Sesamin is a lignan compound and the active constituent of sesame oil with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This study was carried out to explore the mechanisms underlying sesamin effect against unilateral striatal 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) model of PD. Intrastriatal 6-OHDA-lesioned rats were pretreated with sesamin at doses of 10 or 20mg/kg/day for one week. Sesamin at a dose of 20mg/kg attenuated motor imbalance in narrow beam test, lowered striatal level of malondialdehyde (MDA) and reactive oxygen species (ROS), improved superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity, lowered striatal caspase 3 activity and α-synuclein expression, attenuated glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) immunoreactivity, depressed nigral neuronal apoptosis, and prevented damage of dopaminergic neurons using tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) immunohistochemistry...
January 31, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144826/neuroprotective-effects-and-mechanisms-of-action-of-multifunctional-agents-targeting-free-radicals-monoamine-oxidase-b-and-cholinesterase-in-parkinson-s-disease-model
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Zheng Liu, Wei Cai, Ming Lang, Ruizuo Yan, Zhenshen Li, Gaoxiao Zhang, Pei Yu, Yuqiang Wang, Yewei Sun, Zaijun Zhang
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a complex neurodegenerative disorder with multifactorial pathologies, including progressive loss of dopaminergic (DA) neurons, oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, and increased monoamine oxidase (MAO) enzyme activity. There are currently only a few agents approved to ameliorate the symptoms of PD; however, no agent is able to reverse the progression of the disease. Due to the multifactorial pathologies, it is necessary to develop multifunctional agents that can affect more than one target involved in the disease pathology...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104914/docosahexaenoic-acid-mediated-protein-aggregates-may-reduce-proteasome-activity-and-delay-myotube-degradation-during-muscle-atrophy-in-vitro
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Seung Kyun Shin, Ji Hyeon Kim, Jung Hoon Lee, Young Hoon Son, Min Wook Lee, Hak Joong Kim, Sue Ah Noh, Kwang Pyo Kim, In-Gyu Kim, Min Jae Lee
Proteasomes are the primary degradation machinery for oxidatively damaged proteins that compose a class of misfolded protein substrates. Cellular levels of reactive oxygen species increase with age and this cellular propensity is particularly harmful when combined with the age-associated development of various human disorders including cancer, neurodegenerative disease and muscle atrophy. Proteasome activity is reportedly downregulated in these disease conditions. Herein, we report that docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a major dietary omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid, mediates intermolecular protein cross-linkages through oxidation, and the resulting protein aggregates potently reduce proteasomal activity both in vitro and in cultured cells...
January 20, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057299/mechanisms-of-parkinson-s-disease-lessons-from-drosophila
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V L Hewitt, A J Whitworth
The power of Drosophila genetics has attracted attention in tackling important biomedical challenges such as the understanding and prevention of neurodegenerative diseases. Parkinson's disease (PD) is the most common neurodegenerative movement disorder which results from the relentless degeneration of midbrain dopaminergic neurons. Over the past two decades tremendous advances have been made in identifying genes responsible for inherited forms of PD. The ease of genetic manipulation in Drosophila has spurred the development of numerous models of PD, including expression of human genes carrying pathogenic mutations or the targeted mutation of conserved orthologs...
2017: Current Topics in Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046000/cytosolic-extract-of-human-adipose-stem-cells-reverses-the-amyloid-beta-induced-mitochondrial-apoptosis-via-p53-foxo3a-pathway
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Tian Liu, Mijung Lee, Jae-Jun Ban, Wooseok Im, Inhee Mook-Jung, Manho Kim
Human adipose stem cells (hASC) have therapeutic potential for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders. Mitochondrial dysfunction is frequently observed in most neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease. We explored the therapeutic potential of hASC cytosolic extracts to attenuate neuronal death induced by mitochondrial dysfunction in an Alzheimer's disease (AD) in vitro models. Amyloid beta (Aβ) was used to induce cytotoxity in an immortal hippocampal cell line (HT22) and neuronal stem cells from the brain of TG2576 transgenic mice were also used to test the protective role of hASC cytosolic extracts...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041784/in-vitro-neuroprotective-potential-of-lichen-metabolite-fumarprotocetraric-acid-via-intracellular-redox-modulation
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Carlos Fernández-Moriano, Pradeep Kumar Divakar, Ana Crespo, M Pilar Gómez-Serranillos
The lichen-forming fungi Cetraria islandica has been largely used in folk medicines, and it has recently showed promising in vitro antioxidant effects in glial-like cells. Current work aimed at investigating the neuroprotective potential of its major isolated secondary metabolite: the depsidone fumarprotocetraric acid (FUM). H2O2 was used herein to induce oxidative stress (OS)-mediated cytotoxicity in two models of neurons and astrocytes cells (SH-SY5Y and U373-MG cell lines). We found that a pre-treatment with FUM significantly enhanced cell viability compared to H2O2-treated cells, and we selected the optimal concentrations in each model (1 and 25μg/ml, respectively) for assessing its cytoprotective mechanisms...
December 29, 2016: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004277/tauroursodeoxycholic-bile-acid-arrests-axonal-degeneration-by-inhibiting-the-unfolded-protein-response-in-x-linked-adrenoleukodystrophy
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Nathalie Launay, Montserrat Ruiz, Laia Grau, Francisco J Ortega, Ekaterina V Ilieva, Juan José Martínez, Elena Galea, Isidre Ferrer, Erwin Knecht, Aurora Pujol, Stéphane Fourcade
The activation of the highly conserved unfolded protein response (UPR) is prominent in the pathogenesis of the most prevalent neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), Parkinson's disease (PD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which are classically characterized by an accumulation of aggregated or misfolded proteins. This activation is orchestrated by three endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress sensors: PERK, ATF6 and IRE1. These sensors transduce signals that induce the expression of the UPR gene programme...
February 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977132/mk-801-dizocilpine-regulates-multiple-steps-of-adult-hippocampal-neurogenesis-and-alters-psychological-symptoms-via-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-parkinsonian-rats
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Sonu Singh, Akanksha Mishra, Neha Srivastava, Shubha Shukla
Adult hippocampal neurogenesis is directly involved in regulation of stress, anxiety, and depression that are commonly observed nonmotor symptoms in Parkinson's disease (PD). These symptoms do not respond to pharmacological dopamine replacement therapy. Excitotoxic damage to neuronal cells by N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor activation is also a major contributing factor in PD development, but whether it regulates hippocampal neurogenesis and nonmotor symptoms in PD is yet unexplored. Herein, for the first time, we studied the effect of MK-801, an NMDA receptor antagonist, on adult hippocampal neurogenesis and behavioral functions in 6-OHDA (6-hydroxydopamine) induced rat model of PD...
December 15, 2016: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874976/etidronate-rescues-cognitive-deficits-through-improving-synaptic-transmission-and-suppressing-apoptosis-in-2-vessel-occlusion-model-rats
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Wen Li, Huijuan Yuan, Yao Yu, Yuen-Ki Cheong, Guogang Ren, Zhuo Yang
Vascular dementia is a neurodegenerative disorder caused by the reduction of cerebral blood flow. It shows a progressive cognitive impairment. In our previous study, we found that etidronate (ET) showed neuroprotective effects against glutamate-injured PC12 cells. Thus, in this study, we aimed to observe the effects of ET on learning and memory impairment and the related mechanism in 2-vessel occlusion (2VO) model rats. Rats were administered a permanent bilateral common carotid artery occlusion to induce vascular dementia model...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860449/cerium-oxide-nanoparticles-in-neuroprotection-and-considerations-for-efficacy-and-safety
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Beverly A Rzigalinski, Charles S Carfagna, Marion Ehrich
Cerium oxide nanoparticles have widespread use in the materials industry, and have recently come into consideration for biomedical use due to their potent regenerative antioxidant properties. Given that the brain is one of the most highly oxidative organs in the body, it is subject to some of the greatest levels of oxidative stress, particularly in neurodegenerative disease. Therefore, cerium oxide nanoparticles are currently being investigated for efficacy in several neurodegenerative disorders and have shown promising levels of neuroprotection...
November 8, 2016: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814588/protective-effect-of-tangeritin-in-transgenic-drosophila-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Ambreen Fatima, Saba Khanam, Rahul Rahul, Smita Jyoti, Falaq Naz, Fahad Ali, Yasir Hasan Siddique
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder caused due to the loss of dopaminergic neurons in substantia nigra region of midbrain. The disease is characterized by the accumulation of alpha-synuclein into depositions known as lewy bodies. Till date there is no cure for PD but the limited number of medications may provide temporary relief from the PD symptoms. Flavonoids are a group of polyphenols found in plants. The health benefits of flavonoids have been universally accepted. Tangeritin is a pentamethoxy flavone found in the peels of Mandarin oranges (Citrus reticulata)...
January 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Elite Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793194/activation-of-the-unfolded-protein-response-and-granulovacuolar-degeneration-are-not-common-features-of-human-prion-pathology
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Vera I Wiersma, Wim van Hecke, Wiep Scheper, Martijn A J van Osch, Will J M Hermsen, Annemieke J M Rozemuller, Jeroen J M Hoozemans
Human prion diseases are fatal neurodegenerative disorders with a genetic, sporadic or infectiously acquired aetiology. Neuropathologically, human prion diseases are characterized by deposition of misfolded prion protein and neuronal loss. In post-mortem brain tissue from patients with other neurodegenerative diseases characterized by protein misfolding, including Alzheimer's disease (AD) and frontotemporal lobar degeneration with tau pathology (FTLD-tau), increased activation of the unfolded protein response (UPR) has been observed...
October 28, 2016: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785754/nuclear-accumulation-of-histone-deacetylase-4-hdac4-exerts-neurotoxicity-in-models-of-parkinson-s-disease
#18
Qimei Wu, Xiaoyu Yang, Lei Zhang, Yu Zhang, Linyin Feng
Histone deacetylase 4 (HDAC4) is a class II HDAC which is highly expressed in the brain. Previous reports have shown that HDAC4 is essential for normal brain physiology and its deregulation leads to several neurodegenerative disorders. However, it remains unclear whether dysregulation of HDAC4 is specifically involved in the development of Parkinson's disease. In this study, we demonstrate that intracellular trafficking of HDAC4 is important in regulating dopaminergic cell death. While HDAC4 normally localizes to the cytoplasm, nuclear accumulation of HDAC4 was observed in dopaminergic neurons overexpressing A53T mutant α-synuclein treated with MPP(+)/MPTP in vitro and in vivo...
October 26, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776205/investigations-on-16-arylideno-steroids-as-a-new-class-of-neuroprotective-agents-for-the-treatment-of-alzheimer-s-and-parkinson-s-diseases
#19
Ranjit Singh, Ranju Bansal
Neuroinflammatory mechanisms mediated by activated glial and cytokines (TNF-α, IL-1β) might contribute to neuronal degeneration leading to Alzheimer's (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD). Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is an inflammogen derived from the cell wall of Gram-negative bacteria, which promotes neuroinflammation and subsequent neurodegeneration. Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and testosterone have been reported as neuroprotective steroids useful for the treatment of various neurodegenerative disorders. In the present study, several 16-arylidene steroidal derivatives have been evaluated as neuroprotective agents in LPS-treated animal models...
January 18, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773573/a-caenorhabditis-elegans-model-elucidates-a-conserved-role-for-trpa1-nrf-signaling-in-reactive-%C3%AE-dicarbonyl-detoxification
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Jyotiska Chaudhuri, Neelanjan Bose, Jianke Gong, David Hall, Alexander Rifkind, Dipa Bhaumik, T Harshani Peiris, Manish Chamoli, Catherine H Le, Jianfeng Liu, Gordon J Lithgow, Arvind Ramanathan, X Z Shawn Xu, Pankaj Kapahi
Reactive α-dicarbonyls (α-DCs), like methylglyoxal (MGO), accumulate with age and have been implicated in aging and various age-associated pathologies, such as diabetic complications and neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Evolutionarily conserved glyoxalases are responsible for α-DC detoxification; however, their core biochemical regulation has remained unclear. We have established a Caenorhabditis elegans model, based on an impaired glyoxalase (glod-4/GLO1), to broadly study α-DC-related stress...
November 21, 2016: Current Biology: CB
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