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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782883/a-new-outlook-on-cholinergic-interneurons-in-parkinson-s-disease-and-l-dopa-induced-dyskinesia
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REVIEW
Melissa M Conti, Nicole Chambers, Christopher Bishop
Traditionally, dopamine (DA) and acetylcholine (ACh) striatal systems were considered antagonistic and imbalances or aberrant signaling between these neurotransmitter systems could be detrimental to basal ganglia activity and pursuant motor function, such as in Parkinson's disease (PD) and L-DOPA-induced dyskinesia (LID). Herein, we discuss the involvement of cholinergic interneurons (ChIs) in striatally-mediated movement in a healthy, parkinsonian, and dyskinetic state. ChIs integrate numerous neurotransmitter signals using intrinsic glutamate, serotonin, and DA receptors and convey the appropriate transmission onto nearby muscarinic and nicotinic ACh receptors to produce movement...
May 18, 2018: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781786/sitagliptin-rescues-memory-deficits-in-parkinsonian-rats-via-upregulating-bdnf-to-prevent-neuron-and-dendritic-spine-loss
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Jing Li, Shuhu Zhang, Chenye Li, Mei Li, Lan Ma
OBJECTIVES: Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease with high morbidity among adults worldwide that causes tremendous trouble to people's lives. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of sitagliptin on PD and its potential mechanism. METHODS: First, the memory of rats in each group was evaluated with the Morris water maze (MWM) test and the passive avoidance test. Then, both brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) protein and mRNA levels were detected by ELISA and qPCR assays, respectively...
May 21, 2018: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780311/characteristics-of-rest-and-postural-tremors-in-parkinson-s-disease-an-analysis-of-motor-unit-firing-synchrony-and-patterns
#3
Orsalia M Agapaki, Constantinos N Christakos, Dimitrios Anastasopoulos
The neural mechanisms responsible for resting and postural tremor in Parkinson's disease (PD) have been the object of considerable study, much of it focusing on supraspinal sites. Here, we adopted an alternative approach that emphasizes motor unit (MU) firing synchrony and patterns of discharge. To explore if these could account for known features of PD tremor, we recorded the instantaneous acceleration of the upper limb of 23 PD patients at rest or while they tried to hold a stable posture together with surface EMG and single MU discharges of upper limb muscles...
2018: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778803/age-affects-reinforcement-learning-through-dopamine-based-learning-imbalance-and-high-decision-noise-not-through-parkinsonian-mechanisms
#4
Ravi B Sojitra, Itamar Lerner, Jessica R Petok, Mark A Gluck
Probabilistic reinforcement learning declines in healthy cognitive aging. While some findings suggest impairments are especially conspicuous in learning from rewards, resembling deficits in Parkinson's disease, others also show impairments in learning from punishments. To reconcile these findings, we tested 252 adults from 3 age groups on a probabilistic reinforcement learning task, analyzed trial-by-trial performance with a Q-reinforcement learning model, and correlated both fitted model parameters and behavior to polymorphisms in dopamine-related genes...
April 19, 2018: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775941/effects-of-arm-weight-on-gait-performance-in-healthy-subjects
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Hyung Suk Yang, C Roger James, Lee T Atkins, Steven F Sawyer, Phillip S Sizer, Neeraj A Kumar, Jongyeol Kim
Previous studies have investigated how additional arm weights affect gait. Although light weights (0.45 kg) seemed to elicit performance improvements in Parkinsonian patients, it was not studied how light weights affect gait parameters in healthy individuals. It is important to understand normal responses in a healthy population so that clinical effects might be better understood. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of arm weights on arm swing amplitude, gait performance, and muscle activity in healthy people...
May 15, 2018: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765175/the-impact-of-walking-speed-on-interlimb-coordination-in-individuals-with-parkinson-s-disease
#6
Cheng-Chieh Lin, Robert C Wagenaar
[Purpose] Interlimb coordination can be affected by the symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease and may result in an increased risk of falls. The purpose of the current study was to compare changes in interlimb coordination in individuals with Parkinson's disease to healthy older adults while systematically manipulating walking speed. [Subjects and Methods] Participants walked on a treadmill while systematically increasing and decreasing the walking speed between 0.22 and 1.30 m/s. Kinematic data were collected by means of a three dimensional motion capture system...
May 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764466/validity-of-shoe-type-inertial-measurement-units-for-parkinson-s-disease-patients-during-treadmill-walking
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Myeounggon Lee, Changhong Youm, Jeanhong Jeon, Sang-Myung Cheon, Hwayoung Park
BACKGROUND: When examining participants with pathologies, a shoe-type inertial measurement unit (IMU) system with sensors mounted on both the left and right outsoles may be more useful for analysis and provide better stability for the sensor positions than previous methods using a single IMU sensor or attached to the lower back and a foot. However, there have been few validity analyses of shoe-type IMU systems versus reference systems for patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) walking continuously with a steady-state gait in a single direction...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760182/alternating-modulation-of-subthalamic-nucleus-beta-oscillations-during-stepping
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Petra Fischer, Chiung Chu Chen, Ya Ju Chang, Chien-Hung Yeh, Alek Pogosyan, Damian M Herz, Binith Cheeran, Alexander L Green, Tipu Z Aziz, Jonathan Hyam, Simon Little, Thomas Foltynie, Patricia Limousin, Ludvic Zrinzo, Harutomo Hasegawa, Michael Samuel, Keyoumars Ashkan, Peter Brown, Huiling Tan
Gait disturbances in Parkinson's disease are commonly refractory to current treatment options and majorly impair patient's quality of life. Auditory cues facilitate gait and prevent motor blocks. We investigated how neural dynamics in the human subthalamic nucleus of Parkinsons's disease patients (14 male, 2 female) vary during stepping and whether rhythmic auditory cues enhance the observed modulation. Oscillations in the beta band were suppressed after ipsilateral heel strikes, when the contralateral foot had to be raised, and re-appeared after contralateral heel strikes, when the contralateral foot rested on the floor...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756356/neuroimaging-abnormalities-in-individuals-exhibiting-parkinson-s-disease-risk-markers
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Marcus Heldmann, Janna Heeren, Christine Klein, Linus Rauch, Johann Hagenah, Thomas F Münte, Meike Kasten, Norbert Brüggemann
BACKGROUND: The concept of prodromal Parkinson's disease (PD) involves variable combinations of nonmotor features and subtle motor abnormalities as a result of ongoing neurodegeneration in the brain stem including substantia nigra (SN) and abnormal findings upon transcranial sonography and nuclear imaging. Except for nuclear imaging, the predictive value of risk markers for the conversion to overt PD is low. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine whether PD risk markers are associated with changes in brain structure and to what extent cognitive changes are risk markers for PD...
May 14, 2018: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756231/susceptibility-mri-captures-nigral-pathology-in-patients-with-parkinsonian-syndromes
#10
Mechelle M Lewis, Guangwei Du, Jennifer Baccon, Amanda M Snyder, Ben Murie, Felicia Cooper, Christy Stetter, Lan Kong, Christopher Sica, Richard B Mailman, James R Connor, Xuemei Huang
BACKGROUND: Parkinsonisms are neurodegenerative disorders characterized pathologically by α-synuclein-positive (e.g., PD, diffuse Lewy body disease, and MSA) and/or tau-positive (e.g., PSP, cortical basal degeneration) pathology. Using R2* and quantitative susceptibility mapping, susceptibility changes have been reported in the midbrain of living parkinsonian patients, although the exact underlying pathology of these alterations is unknown. OBJECTIVE: The current study investigated the pathological correlates of these susceptibility MRI measures...
May 14, 2018: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755338/a-review-of-the-pedunculopontine-nucleus-in-parkinson-s-disease
#11
REVIEW
Isobel T French, Kalai A Muthusamy
The pedunculopontine nucleus (PPN) is situated in the upper pons in the dorsolateral portion of the ponto-mesencephalic tegmentum. Its main mass is positioned at the trochlear nucleus level, and is part of the mesenphalic locomotor region (MLR) in the upper brainstem. The human PPN is divided into two subnuclei, the pars compacta (PPNc) and pars dissipatus (PPNd), and constitutes both cholinergic and non-cholinergic neurons with afferent and efferent projections to the cerebral cortex, thalamus, basal ganglia (BG), cerebellum, and spinal cord...
2018: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750815/abnormal-gait-pattern-emerges-during-curved-trajectories-in-high-functioning-parkinsonian-patients-walking-in-line-at-normal-speed
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Anna Maria Turcato, Marco Godi, Marica Giardini, Ilaria Arcolin, Antonio Nardone, Andrea Giordano, Marco Schieppati
BACKGROUND: Several patients with Parkinson´s disease (PD) can walk normally along straight trajectories, and impairment in their stride length and cadence may not be easily discernible. Do obvious abnormalities occur in these high-functioning patients when more challenging trajectories are travelled, such as circular paths, which normally implicate a graded modulation in the duration of the interlimb gait cycle phases? METHODS: We compared a cohort of well-treated mildly to moderately affected PD patients to a group of age-matched healthy subjects (HS), by deliberately including HS spontaneously walking at the same speed of the patients with PD...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742425/gat-3-dysfunction-generates-tonic-inhibition-in-external-globus-pallidus-neurons-in-parkinsonian-rodents
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Marine Chazalon, Elena Paredes-Rodriguez, Stéphanie Morin, Audrey Martinez, Sofia Cristóvão-Ferreira, Sandra Vaz, Ana Sebastiao, Aude Panatier, Eric Boué-Grabot, Cristina Miguelez, Jérôme Baufreton
The external globus pallidus (GP) is a key GABAergic hub in the basal ganglia (BG) circuitry, a neuronal network involved in motor control. In Parkinson's disease (PD), the rate and pattern of activity of GP neurons are profoundly altered and contribute to the motor symptoms of the disease. In rodent models of PD, the striato-pallidal pathway is hyperactive, and extracellular GABA concentrations are abnormally elevated in the GP, supporting the hypothesis of an alteration of neuronal and/or glial clearance of GABA...
May 8, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739456/estimation-of-spatio-temporal-parameters-of-gait-from-magneto-inertial-measurement-units-multicenter-validation-among-parkinson-mildly-cognitively-impaired-and-healthy-older-adults
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Matilde Bertoli, Andrea Cereatti, Diana Trojaniello, Laura Avanzino, Elisa Pelosin, Silvia Del Din, Lynn Rochester, Pieter Ginis, Esther M J Bekkers, Anat Mirelman, Jeffrey M Hausdorff, Ugo Della Croce
BACKGROUND: The use of miniaturized magneto-inertial measurement units (MIMUs) allows for an objective evaluation of gait and a quantitative assessment of clinical outcomes. Spatial and temporal parameters are generally recognized as key metrics for characterizing gait. Although several methods for their estimate have been proposed, a thorough error analysis across different pathologies, multiple clinical centers and on large sample size is still missing. The aim of this study was to apply a previously presented method for the estimate of spatio-temporal parameters, named Trusted Events and Acceleration Direct and Reverse Integration along the direction of Progression (TEADRIP), on a large cohort (236 patients) including Parkinson, mildly cognitively impaired and healthy older adults collected in four clinical centers...
May 9, 2018: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739324/zinc-and-linoleic-acid-pre-treatment-attenuates-biochemical-and-histological-changes-in-the-midbrain-of-rats-with-rotenone-induced-parkinsonism
#15
Ngala Elvis Mbiydzenyuy, Herbert Izo Ninsiima, Miriela Betancourt Valladares, Constant Anatole Pieme
BACKGROUND: Studies have suggested the supplementation of Zinc and Linoleic acid in the management of neurodegenerative disorders but none has investigated the combined effects. Little is known about the neuroprotective effects of either Zinc or Linoleic acid or their combination against development of Parkinsonism. This study was designed to investigate the neuroprotective effects of Zinc and Linoleic acid in rotenone-induced Parkinsonism in rats. METHODS: Thirty-six young adult female rats weighing 100-150 g divided into six groups were used...
May 9, 2018: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736737/a-novel-device-for-continuous-monitoring-of-tremor-and-other-motor-symptoms
#16
Luigi Battista, Antonietta Romaniello
The clinical assessment of Parkinson's disease (PD) symptoms is typically performed with neurological examinations and simple motor tests. However, this only takes into account the severity of motor symptoms during the length of the recording and fails to capture variations in a patient's motor state, which change continuously during the day. Most of the current methods for long-term monitoring of extrapyramidal symptoms are based on the use of a wearable magneto-inertial device that evaluates the frequential content of signals in the range of movement disorders...
May 7, 2018: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734949/a-case-of-hyperparathyroidism-associated-parkinsonism-successfully-treated-with-cinacalcet-hydrochloride-a-calcimimetic
#17
Yuichiro Ohya, Masato Osaki, Shota Sakai, Shunsuke Kimura, Chiharu Yasuda, Tetsuro Ago, Takanari Kitazono, Shuji Arakawa
BACKGROUND: Some metabolic disorders, including abnormal calcium metabolism, can develop and worsen parkinsonism. However, whether hyperparathyroidism can cause parkinsonism remains controversial. CASE PRESENTATION: An 83-year-old woman with a history of right thalamic hemorrhage and drug-induced parkinsonism, was admitted due to worsening of parkinsonian symptoms including mask-like face, bradykinesia, freezing of gait, and rigidity. She had been diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis and was being treated with prednisolone...
May 7, 2018: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733529/sensor-based-gait-analysis-in-atypical-parkinsonian-disorders
#18
Cecilia Raccagni, Heiko Gaßner, Sabine Eschlboeck, Sylvia Boesch, Florian Krismer, Klaus Seppi, Werner Poewe, Bjoern M Eskofier, Juergen Winkler, Gregor Wenning, Jochen Klucken
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Gait impairment and reduced mobility are typical features of idiopathic Parkinson's disease (iPD) and atypical parkinsonian disorders (APD). Quantitative gait assessment may have value in the diagnostic workup of parkinsonian patients and as endpoint in clinical trials. The study aimed to identify quantitative gait parameter differences in iPD and APD patients using sensor-based gait analysis and to correlate gait parameters with clinical rating scales. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Patients with iPD and APD including Parkinson variant multiple system atrophy and progressive supranuclear palsy matched for age, gender, and Hoehn and Yahr (≤3) were recruited at two Movement Disorder Units and assessed using standardized clinical rating scales (MDS-UPDRS-3, UMSARS, PSP-RS)...
May 7, 2018: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727730/dor-agonist-snc-80-exhibits-anti-parkinsonian-effect-via-downregulating-upr-oxidative-stress-signals-and-inflammatory-response-in-vivo
#19
Erfath Thanjeem Begum M, Dwaipayan Sen
The pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease exhibit imperative roles in unfolded protein response stress-induced oxidative stress and inflammation in general. Although, delta opioid receptor (DOR), has been found to represent anti-parkinsonian effect at behavioral level, its underlying mechanism remains elusive till date. In the present study the role of DOR agonist, SNC-80 and the consorted molecular mechanisms, which translates to behavioral recuperation, has been delineated. In order to mimic PD, mice were intra-peritoneally injected with MPTP, following exposure to SNC-80 and L-DOPA to elucidate amelioration of the MPTP-induced behavioral impairments...
May 1, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722326/intracerebroventricularly-administered-1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium-ion-and-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-affect-catecholaminergic-nerve-terminals-and-neurogenesis-in-the-hippocampus-striatum-and-substantia-nigra
#20
Jun-Fang Chen, Man Wang, Ying-Han Zhuang, Thomas Behnisch
Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurological disease characterized by the degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra. A highly similar pattern of neurodegeneration can be induced by 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) or 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium ion (MPP+ ), which cause the death of dopaminergic neurons. Administration of MPTP or MPP+ results in Parkinson's disease-like symptoms in rodents. However, it remains unclear whether intracerebroventricular MPP+ administration affects neurogenesis in the substantia nigra and subgranular zone or whether brain-derived neurotrophic factor alters the effects of MPP+ ...
April 2018: Neural Regeneration Research
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