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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918510/acquired-hepatocerebral-degeneration-ahd-a-peculiar-neurological-impairment-in-advanced-chronic-liver-disease
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A Pigoni, F Iuculano, C Saetti, L Airaghi, L Burdick, S Spreafico, M Curioni, R Lombardi, L Valenti, A L Fracanzani, S Fargion
We discuss the case of a rare and often unrecognized neurologic syndrome, called Acquired Hepatocerebral Degeneration (AHD), observed in patients with advanced liver disease and portosystemic shunts. The clinical manifestations can be very heterogeneous and in our case included a combination of cerebellar and extrapyramidal signs, arisen in a period of few days. Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) showed, in T1-weighted images, diffuse bilateral hyper intensities in basal ganglia and biemispheric brain and cerebellar cortices, resembling paramagnetic deposits...
September 16, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914791/quercetin-attenuates-manganese-induced-neuroinflammation-by-alleviating-oxidative-stress-through-regulation-of-apoptosis-inos-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-ho-1-nrf2-pathways
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Entaz Bahar, Ji-Ye Kim, Hyonok Yoon
Manganese (Mn) is an essential trace element required for the development of human body and acts as an enzyme co-factor or activator for various reactions of metabolism. While essential in trace amounts, excessive Mn exposure can result in toxic accumulations in human brain tissue and resulting extrapyramidal symptoms called manganism similar to idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD). Quercetin (QCT) has been demonstrated to play an important role in altering the progression of neurodegenerative diseases by protecting against oxidative stress...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912720/a-single-angiotensin-ii-hypertensive-stimulus-is-associated-with-prolonged-neuronal-and-immune-system-activation-in-wistar-kyoto-rats
#3
Jasenka Zubcevic, Monica M Santisteban, Pablo D Perez, Rebeca Arocha, Helmut Hiller, Wendi L Malphurs, Luis M Colon-Perez, Ravindra K Sharma, Annette de Kloet, Eric G Krause, Marcelo Febo, Mohan K Raizada
Activation of autonomic neural pathways by chronic hypertensive stimuli plays a significant role in pathogenesis of hypertension. Here, we proposed that even a single acute hypertensive stimulus will activate neural and immune pathways that may be important in initiation of memory imprinting seen in chronic hypertension. We investigated the effects of acute angiotensin II (Ang II) administration on blood pressure, neural activation in cardioregulatory brain regions, and central and systemic immune responses, at 1 and 24 h post-injection...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889271/neurotoxicity-of-metal-mixtures
#4
V M Andrade, M Aschner, A P Marreilha Dos Santos
Metals are the oldest toxins known to humans. Metals differ from other toxic substances in that they are neither created nor destroyed by humans (Casarett and Doull's, Toxicology: the basic science of poisons, 8th edn. McGraw-Hill, London, 2013). Metals are of great importance in our daily life and their frequent use makes their omnipresence and a constant source of human exposure. Metals such as arsenic [As], lead [Pb], mercury [Hg], aluminum [Al] and cadmium [Cd] do not have any specific role in an organism and can be toxic even at low levels...
2017: Advances in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889267/inflammatory-activation-of-microglia-and-astrocytes-in-manganese-neurotoxicity
#5
Ronald B Tjalkens, Katriana A Popichak, Kelly A Kirkley
Neurotoxicity due to excessive exposure to manganese (Mn) has been described as early as 1837 (Couper, Br Ann Med Pharm Vital Stat Gen Sci 1:41-42, 1837). Extensive research over the past two decades has revealed that Mn-induced neurological injury involves complex pathophysiological signaling mechanisms between neurons and glial cells. Glial cells are an important target of Mn in the brain, both for sequestration of the metal, as well as for activating inflammatory signaling pathways that damage neurons through overproduction of numerous reactive oxygen and nitrogen species and inflammatory cytokines...
2017: Advances in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889261/manganese-and-developmental-neurotoxicity
#6
Roberto Lucchini, Donatella Placidi, Giuseppa Cagna, Chiara Fedrighi, Manuela Oppini, Marco Peli, Silvia Zoni
Manganese (Mn) is an essential metal that plays a fundamental role for brain development and functioning. Environmental exposure to Mn may lead to accumulation in the basal ganglia and development of Parkinson-like disorders. The most recent research is focusing on early-life overexposure to Mn and the potential vulnerability of younger individuals to Mn toxicity also in regard to cognitive and executive functions through the involvement of the frontal cortex.Neurodevelopmental disturbances are increasing in the society, and understanding the potential role of environmental determinants is a key for prevention...
2017: Advances in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873337/thalamic-gaba-levels-and-occupational-manganese-neurotoxicity-association-with-exposure-levels-and-brain-mri
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Ruoyun E Ma, Eric J Ward, Chien-Lin Yeh, Sandy Snyder, Zaiyang Long, Fulya Gokalp Yavuz, S Elizabeth Zauber, Ulrike Dydak
Excessive occupational exposure to Manganese (Mn) has been associated with clinical symptoms resembling idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD), impairing cognitive and motor functions. Several studies point towards an involvement of the brain neurotransmitter system in Mn intoxication, which is hypothesized to be disturbed prior to onset of symptoms. Edited Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) offers the unique possibility to measure γ-amminobutyric acid (GABA) and other neurometabolites in vivo non-invasively in workers exposed to Mn...
September 2, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860195/hypothyroidism-induced-by-loss-of-the-manganese-efflux-transporter-slc30a10-may-be-explained-by-reduced-thyroxine-production
#8
Chunyi Liu, Steven Hutchens, Thomas Jursa, William Shawlot, Elena V Polishchuk, Roman S Polishchuk, Beth K Dray, Andrea C Gore, Michael Aschner, Donald R Smith, Somshuvra Mukhopadhyay
SLC30A10 and SLC39A14 are manganese efflux and influx transporters, respectively. Loss-of-function mutations in genes encoding either transporter induce hereditary manganese toxicity. Patients have elevated manganese in blood and brain, and develop neurotoxicity. Liver manganese is increased in patients lacking SLC30A10, but not SLC39A14. These organ-specific changes in manganese were recently recapitulated in knockout mice. Surprisingly, Slc30a10 knockouts also had elevated thyroid manganese and developed hypothyroidism...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857310/orotracheal-manganese-enhanced-mri-memri-an-effective-approach-for-lung-tumor-detection
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Andrea Bianchi, Oliviero L Gobbo, Sandrine Dufort, Lucie Sancey, François Lux, Olivier Tillement, Jean-Luc Coll, Yannick Crémillieux
Lung cancer is a primary cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Timely detection of this pathology is necessary to delay or interrupt lung cancer progression, ultimately resulting in a possible better prognosis for the patient. In this context, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is especially promising. Ultra-short echo time (UTE) MRI sequences, in combination with gadolinium-based contrast agents, have indeed shown to be especially adapted to the detection of lung neoplastic lesions at submillimeter precision. Manganese-enhanced MRI (MEMRI) increasingly appears to be a possible effective alternative to gadolinium-enhanced MRI...
August 31, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828603/manganese-control-of-glutamate-transporters-gene-expression
#10
Eunsook Lee, Pratap Karki, James Johnson, Peter Hong, Michael Aschner
Manganese (Mn) is an essential trace element, serving as a cofactor for several enzymes involved in various cellular and biochemical reactions in human body. However, chronic overexposure to Mn from occupational or environmental sources induces a neurological disorder, characterized by psychiatric, cognitive, and motor abnormalities, referred to as manganism. Mn-induced neurotoxicity is known to target astrocytes since these cells preferentially accumulate Mn. Astrocytes are the most abundant non-neuronal glial cells in the brain, and they play a critical role in maintaining the optimal glutamate levels to prevent excitotoxic death...
2017: Advances in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815906/deep-gray-matter-iron-measurement-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-using-quantitative-susceptibility-mapping-relationship-with-pallidal-t1-hyperintensity
#11
Song Lee, Yoonho Nam, Jinhee Jang, Gun Hyung Na, Dong Goo Kim, Na-Young Shin, Hyun Seok Choi, So-Lyung Jung, Kook-Jin Ahn, Bum-Soo Kim
BACKGROUND: The liver is a central organ for the metabolism of iron and manganese and the places where those metals are commonly deposited overlap in the brain. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: To elucidate the relationship between pallidal T1 hyperintensity and iron deposition in the deep gray matter of liver cirrhosis patients using quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM). STUDY TYPE: Retrospective case-control study SUBJECTS: In all, 38 consecutive liver cirrhosis patients who received brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as pretransplant evaluation...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812276/arundic-acid-increases-expression-and-function-of-astrocytic-glutamate-transporter-eaat1-via-the-erk-akt-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways
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Pratap Karki, Peter Hong, James Johnson, Edward Pajarillo, Deok-Soo Son, Michael Aschner, Eunsook Y Lee
Glutamate is the major excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain, but excessive synaptic glutamate must be removed to prevent excitotoxic injury and death. Two astrocytic glutamate transporters, excitatory amino acid transporter (EAAT) 1 and 2, play a major role in eliminating excess glutamate from the synapse. Dysregulation of EAAT1 contributes to the pathogenesis of multiple neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), ataxia, traumatic brain injuries, and glaucoma. In the present study, we investigated the effect of arundic acid on EAAT1 to determine its efficacy in enhancing the expression and function of EAAT1, and its possible mechanisms of action...
August 15, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811866/preliminary-data-on-the-interaction-between-some-biometals-and-oxidative-stress-status-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-s-disease-patients
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Ioana-Miruna Balmuș, Stefan-Adrian Strungaru, Alin Ciobica, Mircea-Nicusor Nicoara, Romeo Dobrin, Gabriel Plavan, Cristinel Ștefănescu
Increased interest regarding the biometal mechanisms of action and the pathways in which they have regulatory roles was lately observed. Particularly, it was shown that biometal homeostasis dysregulation may lead to neurodegeneration including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson disease, or prion protein disease, since important molecular signaling mechanisms in brain functions implicate both oxidative stress and redox active biometals. Oxidative stress could be a result of a breakdown in metal-ion homeostasis which leads to abnormal metal protein chelation...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803850/association-of-exposure-to-manganese-and-iron-with-striatal-and-thalamic-gaba-and-other-neurometabolites-neuroimaging-results-from-the-weldox-ii-study
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Swaantje Casjens, Urike Dydak, Shalmali Dharmadhikari, Anne Lotz, Martin Lehnert, Clara Quetscher, Christoph Stewig, Benjamin Glaubitz, Tobias Schmidt-Wilcke, David Edmondson, Chien-Lin Yeh, Tobias Weiss, Christoph van Thriel, Lennard Herrmann, Siegfried Muhlack, Dirk Woitalla, Michael Aschner, Thomas Brüning, Beate Pesch
OBJECTIVE: Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) is a non-invasive method to quantify neurometabolite concentrations in the brain. Within the framework of the WELDOX II study, we investigated the association of exposure to manganese (Mn) and iron (Fe) with γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and other neurometabolites in the striatum and thalamus of 154 men. MATERIAL AND METHODS: GABA-edited and short echo-time MRS at 3T was used to assess brain levels of GABA, glutamate, total creatine (tCr) and other neurometabolites...
August 11, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801915/manganese-and-1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium-mpp-induced-neurotoxicity-indicate-differences-in-morphological-electrophysiological-and-genome-wide-alterations-implications-for-idiopathic-parkinson-s-disease
#15
Rajeswara Babu Mythri, Narayana Reddy Raghunath, Santosh Chandrakant Narwade, Mirazkar DasharathaRao Pandareesh, Kollarkandi Rajesh Sabitha, Mohamad Aiyaz, Bipin Chand, Manas Sule, Krittika Ghosh, Senthil Kumar, Bhagyalakshmi Shankarappa, Soundarya Soundararajan, Phalguni Anand Alladi, Meera Purushottam, Narayanappa Gayathri, Deepti Dileep Deobagkar, Thenkanidiyoor Rao Laxmi, Srinivas Bharath Muchukunte Mukunda
Idiopathic Parkinson's disease (iPD) and manganese-induced atypical Parkinsonism are characterized by movement disorder and nigrostriatal pathology. Although clinical features, brain region involved and responsiveness to levodopa distinguish both, differences at the neuronal level are largely unknown. We studied the morphological, neurophysiological and molecular differences in dopaminergic neurons exposed to the PD toxin 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium ion (MPP(+) ) and manganese (Mn) followed by validation in the 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) and Mn mouse models...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789954/familial-manganese-induced-neurotoxicity-due-to-mutations-in-slc30a10-or-slc39a14
#16
Somshuvra Mukhopadhyay
Over the last few years, two rare, familial diseases that lead to the onset of manganese (Mn)-induced neurotoxicity have been discovered. Loss-of-function mutations in SLC30A10, a Mn efflux transporter, or SLC39A14, a Mn influx transporter, increase Mn levels in blood and brain, and induce severe neurotoxicity. The discoveries of these genetic diseases have transformed our understanding of Mn homeostasis, detoxification, and neurotoxicity. Current knowledge about the mechanisms by which mutations in these transporters alter Mn homeostasis to induce human disease is reviewed here...
August 5, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780169/the-pmr1-pump-in-alpha-synuclein-toxicity-and-neurodegeneration
#17
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Vassiliki Nikoletopoulou, Nektarios Tavernarakis
Proteinopathies constitute a diverse group of devastating neurodegenerative disorders, characterized by aberrant aggregation of specific proteins within neurons and in the brain parenchyma. Parkinson's disease (PD) is among the most common proteinopathies, caused by the accumulation of different species of α-synuclein and the formation of protein inclusions known as Lewy bodies. Although several mutations in the α-synuclein gene have been linked to PD, the mechanisms mediating the aggregation and toxicity of α-synuclein are not fully understood...
August 2, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762580/mnal-layered-double-hydroxide-nanoparticles-as-a-dual-functional-platform-for-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-sirna-delivery
#18
Huali Zuo, Weiyu Chen, Bei Li, Kewei Xu, Helen Cooper, Zi Gu, Zhi Ping Xu
Multifunctional nanoparticles for cancer theranosis have been widely explored for effective cancer detection and therapy. In this research, dually functionalised manganese-based layered double hydroxide nanoparticles (Mn-LDHs) have been examined as an effective anticancer drug/gene delivery system and T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) modality for brain cancer theranostics. Such Mn-LDHs have been shown to accommodate dsDNA/siRNAs and efficiently deliver to Neuro-2a cells (N2a). Mn-LDHs have also shown high biocompatibility with low cytotoxicity...
August 1, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751976/manganese-transporter-slc39a14-deficiency-revealed-its-key-role-in-maintaining-manganese-homeostasis-in-mice
#19
Yongjuan Xin, Hong Gao, Jia Wang, Yuzhen Qiang, Mustapha Umar Imam, Yang Li, Jianyao Wang, Ruochen Zhang, Huizhen Zhang, Yingying Yu, Hao Wang, Haiyang Luo, Changhe Shi, Yuming Xu, Shintaro Hojyo, Toshiyuki Fukada, Junxia Min, Fudi Wang
SLC39A14 (also known as ZIP14), a member of the SLC39A transmembrane metal transporter family, has been reported to mediate the cellular uptake of iron and zinc. Recently, however, mutations in the SLC39A14 gene have been linked to manganese (Mn) accumulation in the brain and childhood-onset parkinsonism dystonia. It has therefore been suggested that SLC39A14 deficiency impairs hepatic Mn uptake and biliary excretion, resulting in the accumulation of Mn in the circulation and brain. To test this hypothesis, we generated and characterized global Slc39a14-knockout (Slc39a14(-/-) ) mice and hepatocyte-specific Slc39a14-knockout (Slc39a14(fl/fl);Alb-Cre(+) ) mice...
2017: Cell Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747592/investigation-of-spinal-nerve-ligation-mediated-functional-activation-of-the-rat-brain-using-manganese-enhanced-mri
#20
Keun-Yeong Jeong, Ji-Hyuk Kang
To provide clear information on the cerebral regions according to peripheral neuropathy, the functional activation was investigated using manganese-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MEMRI). L5-spinal nerve ligation (SNL) was applied to the rats to induce neuropathic pain. Mechanical allodynia and thermal hyperalgesia were measured to confirm neuropathic pain induction following before and after gabapentin (GBP) treatment. The cerebral regions were investigated using a 4.7T MRI system in the sham, SNL, and GBP-treated SNL rats...
July 26, 2017: Experimental Animals
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