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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898072/elevated-brain-lactate-in-schizophrenia-a-7%C3%A2-t-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-study
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L M Rowland, S Pradhan, S Korenic, S A Wijtenburg, L E Hong, R A Edden, P B Barker
Various lines of evidence suggest that brain bioenergetics and mitochondrial function may be altered in schizophrenia. On the basis of prior phosphorus-31 ((31)P)-magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), post-mortem and preclinical studies, this study was designed to test the hypothesis that abnormal glycolysis leads to elevated lactate concentrations in subjects with schizophrenia. The high sensitivity of 7 Tesla proton ((1)H)-MRS was used to measure brain lactate levels in vivo. Twenty-nine controls and 27 participants with schizophrenia completed the study...
November 29, 2016: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894892/longitudinal-functional-brain-imaging-study-in-early-course-schizophrenia-before-and-after-cognitive-enhancement-therapy
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Matcheri S Keshavan, Shaun M Eack, Konasale M Prasad, Chiara S Haller, Raymond Y Cho
OBJECTIVE: Schizophrenia is characterized by impaired -social and non social cognition both of which lead to functional deficits. These deficits may benefit from cognitive remediation, but the neural underpinnings of such improvements have not been clearly delineated. METHODS: We conducted a functional magnetic resonance (fMRI) study in early course schizophrenia patients randomly assigned to cognitive enhancement therapy (CET) or enriched supportive therapy (EST) and treated for two years...
November 25, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891188/associations-between-social-cognition-skills-and-function-and-subclinical-negative-and-positive-symptoms-in-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome
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A Vangkilde, J R M Jepsen, H Schmock, C Olesen, S Arnarsdóttir, W F C Baaré, K J Plessen, M Didriksen, H R Siebner, T Werge, L Olsen
BACKGROUND: Identification of the early signs of schizophrenia would be a major achievement for the early intervention and prevention strategies in psychiatry. Social impairments are defining features of schizophrenia. Impairments of individual layers of social competencies are frequently described in individuals with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS), who have high risk of schizophrenia. It is unclear whether and to what extent social impairments associate with subclinical negative and positive symptoms in 22q11...
2016: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890662/a-genetic-association-study-of-csmd1-and-csmd2-with-cognitive-function
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Lavinia Athanasiu, Sudheer Giddaluru, Carla Fernandes, Andrea Ivar Astri J Christoforou Reinvang Lundervold, Lars-Göran Nilsson, Karolina Kauppi, Rolf Adolfsson, Elias Eriksson, Kjetil Sundet, Srdjan Djurovic, Thomas Espeseth, Lars Nyberg, Vidar M Steen, Ole Andreassen, Stephanie Le Hellard
The complement cascade plays a role in synaptic pruning and synaptic plasticity, which seem to be involved in cognitive functions and psychiatric disorders. Genetic variants in the closely related CSMD1 and CSMD2 genes, which are implicated in complement regulation, are associated with schizophrenia. Since patients with schizophrenia often show cognitive impairments, we tested whether variants in CSMD1 and CSMD2 are also associated with cognitive functions per se. We took a discovery-replication approach, using well-characterized Scandinavian cohorts...
November 24, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884623/relationship-between-toxoplasma-gondii-seropositivity-and-acoustic-startle-response-in-an-inner-city-population
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Nick M Massa, Erica Duncan, Tanja Jovanovic, Kimberly Kerley, Lei Weng, Lauren Gensler, Samuel S Lee, Seth Norrholm, Abigail Powers, Lynn M Almli, Charles F Gillespie, Kerry Ressler, Bradley D Pearce
Toxoplasma gondii (TOXO) is a neuroinvasive protozoan parasite that induces the formation of persistent cysts in mammalian brains. It infects approximately 1.1 million people in the United States annually. Latent TOXO infection is implicated in the etiology of psychiatric disorders, especially schizophrenia (Scz), and has been correlated with modestly impaired cognition. The acoustic startle response (ASR) is a reflex seen in all mammals. It is mediated by a simple subcortical circuit, and provides an indicator of neural function...
November 21, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884145/estimation-of-the-cool-executive-function-using-frontal-electroencephalogram-signals-in-first-episode-schizophrenia-patients
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Yi Yu, Yun Zhao, Yajing Si, Qiongqiong Ren, Wu Ren, Changqin Jing, Hongxing Zhang
BACKGROUND: In schizophrenia, executive dysfunction is the most critical cognitive impairment, and is associated with abnormal neural activities, especially in the frontal lobes. Complexity estimation using electroencephalogram (EEG) recording based on nonlinear dynamics and task performance tests have been widely used to estimate executive dysfunction in schizophrenia. METHODS: The present study estimated the cool executive function based on fractal dimension (FD) values of EEG data recorded from first-episode schizophrenia patients and healthy controls during the performance of three cool executive function tasks, namely, the Trail Making Test-A (TMT-A), Trail Making Test-B (TMT-B), and Tower of Hanoi tasks...
November 25, 2016: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876866/developmental-disruption-of-perineuronal-nets-in-the-medial-prefrontal-cortex-after-maternal-immune-activation
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John W Paylor, Brittney R Lins, Quentin Greba, Nicholas Moen, Reiner Silveira de Moraes, John G Howland, Ian R Winship
Maternal infection during pregnancy increases the risk of offspring developing schizophrenia later in life. Similarly, animal models of maternal immune activation (MIA) induce behavioural and anatomical disturbances consistent with a schizophrenia-like phenotype in offspring. Notably, cognitive impairments in tasks dependent on the prefrontal cortex (PFC) are observed in humans with schizophrenia and in offspring after MIA during pregnancy. Recent studies of post-mortem tissue from individuals with schizophrenia revealed deficits in extracellular matrix structures called perineuronal nets (PNNs), particularly in PFC...
November 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872261/comorbid-diabetes-and-depression-in-a-national-sample-of-adults-with-psychosis
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Debra L Foley, Andrew Mackinnon, Vera A Morgan, David J Castle, Anna Waterreus, Cherrie A Galletly
OBJECTIVE: People with psychosis have an elevated risk of depression and diabetes but no large-scale study has characterized their relationship. We aimed to assess this association and to evaluate possible explanatory factors. METHODS: Analysis of cross-sectional data from a national sample of 1155 people with psychosis who gave a fasting blood sample and could be tested for diabetes mellitus. The association between current diabetes mellitus and current depression was estimated using logistic regression, adjusted for age, sex and current psychotropic medication...
November 21, 2016: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870441/sexual-divergence-in-activity-dependent-neuroprotective-protein-impacting-autism-schizophrenia-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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Illana Gozes
Discovered in our laboratory, activity-dependent neuroprotective protein (ADNP) interacts with key regulatory proteins, including the chromatin remodeling complex SWI/SNF, proteins associated with RNA splicing, RNA translation, microtubule dynamics, and autophagy. ADNP regulates > 400 genes during mouse embryonic development and is essential for neural tube closure. ADNP key functions extend from mice to men, with mutations causing ADNP-related ID/autism syndrome, also known as the Helsmoortel-Van der Aa syndrome...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867940/oxytocin-receptor-oxtr-methylation-and-cognition-in-psychotic-disorders
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Tyler B Grove, Kyle J Burghardt, A Zarina Kraal, Ryan J Dougherty, Stephan F Taylor, Vicki L Ellingrod
Previous reports have identified an association between cognitive impairment and genetic variation in psychotic disorders. In particular, this association may be related to abnormal regulation of genes responsible for broad cognitive functions such as the oxytocin receptor (OXTR). Within psychotic disorders, it is unknown if OXTR methylation, which can have important implications for gene regulation, is related to cognitive function. The current study examined peripheral blood OXTR methylation and general cognition in people with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and psychotic disorder not otherwise specified (N = 101)...
October 2016: Molecular Neuropsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866942/a-review-of-molecular-genetic-studies-of-neurocognitive-deficits-in-schizophrenia
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REVIEW
Gwyneth Zai, Trevor W Robbins, Barbara J Sahakian, James L Kennedy
Schizophrenia is a complex and debilitating illness with strong genetic loading. In line with its heterogeneous symptomatology, evidence suggests genetic etiologies for the phenotypes in schizophrenia. A search across endophenotypes has pointed towards consistent findings in its neurocognitive deficits. Extensive literature has demonstrated impaired cognition including executive function, attention, and memory in schizophrenia patients when compared to healthy subjects. This review (1) provides an overview of recent studies and (2) develops an up-to-date conceptualization of genetic variations influencing neurocognitive functions in schizophrenia patients...
November 17, 2016: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866902/the-atypical-antipsychotic-olanzapine-disturbs-depotentiation-by-modulating-machrs-and-impairs-reversal-learning
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Woo Seok Song, Jin Hee Cha, Sang Ho Yoon, Young Seon Cho, Kyeong-Yeol Park, Myoung-Hwan Kim
Antipsychotic medication is an essential component for treating schizophrenia, which is a serious mental disorder that affects approximately 1% of the global population. Olanzapine (Olz), one of the most frequently prescribed atypical antipsychotics, is generally considered a first-line drug for treating schizophrenia. In contrast to psychotic symptoms, the effects of Olz on cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia are still unclear. In addition, the mechanisms by which Olz affects the neural circuits associated with cognitive function are unknown...
November 17, 2016: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866493/dietary-dha-and-health-cognitive-function-ageing
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Carlos Cardoso, Cláudia Afonso, Narcisa M Bandarra
DHA is a key nutritional n-3 PUFA and needs to be supplied by the human diet. DHA is found in significant amounts in the retinal and neuronal cell membranes due to its high fluidity. Indeed, DHA is selectively concentrated in the synaptic and retinal membranes. DHA is deemed to display anti-inflammatory properties and to reduce the risk of CVD. Consumption of larger amounts of DHA appears to reduce the risk of depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and mood disorders. Conversely, it has been shown that loss of DHA from the nerve cell membrane leads to dysfunction of the central nervous system in the form of anxiety, irritability, susceptibility to stress, dyslexia, impaired memory and cognitive functions, and extended reaction times...
November 21, 2016: Nutrition Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866272/angry-but-not-neutral-faces-facilitate-response-inhibition-in-schizophrenia-patients
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Birgit Derntl, Ute Habel
Schizophrenia is a very heterogeneous disorder with extensive impairments in cognitive as well as emotional abilities. One critical domain is response inhibition, and previous studies in schizophrenia patients have mostly observed impairments, i.e., slower inhibition. Moreover, response inhibition to socially salient stimuli has not been investigated in schizophrenia so far. Therefore, to elucidate emotion-cognition interactions by examining potential emotional effects on inhibition processes and further investigate the association of cognition with inhibition we used an emotional stop signal task in 27 schizophrenia patients and 27 gender- and age-matched controls...
November 19, 2016: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865768/regulation-of-extrasynaptic-signaling-by-polysialylated-ncam-impact-for-synaptic-plasticity-and-cognitive-functions
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REVIEW
Hristo Varbanov, Alexander Dityatev
The activation of synaptic N-methyl-d-aspartate-receptors (NMDARs) is crucial for induction of synaptic plasticity and supports cell survival, whereas activation of extrasynaptic NMDARs inhibits long-term potentiation and triggers neurodegeneration. A soluble polysialylated form of the neural cell adhesion molecule (polySia-NCAM) suppresses signaling through peri-/extrasynaptic GluN2B-containing NMDARs. Genetic or enzymatic manipulations blocking this mechanism result in impaired synaptic plasticity and learning, which could be repaired by reintroduction of polySia, or inhibition of either GluN1/GluN2B receptors or downstream signaling through RasGRF1 and p38 MAP kinase...
November 16, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858347/serum-concentrations-of-mood-stabilizers-are-associated-with-memory-but-not-other-cognitive-domains-in-psychosis-spectrum-disorders-explorative-analyses-in-a-naturalistic-setting
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Nils Eiel Steen, Monica Aas, Carmen Simonsen, Ingrid Dieset, Martin Tesli, Mari Nerhus, Erlend Gardsjord, Ragni Mørch, Ingrid Agartz, Ingrid Melle, Anja Vaskinn, Olav Spigset, Ole A Andreassen
BACKGROUND: Mood stabilizers like lithium and anticonvulsants are used in bipolar and related psychotic disorders. There is a lack of knowledge of the relationship of these medications and cognition in the psychosis spectrum. We studied the association between serum concentration of mood stabilizers and cognitive performance in a well-characterized sample of bipolar and schizophrenia spectrum disorders. METHODS: Serum concentrations of valproate, lamotrigine, and lithium were analyzed for associations to performance on neuropsychological tests in six cognitive domains in individuals with bipolar disorder (n = 167) and in a combined sample of individuals with bipolar or schizophrenia spectrum disorders (n = 217)...
December 2016: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846438/mapping-autobiographical-memory-in-schizophrenia-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
J J Ricarte, L Ros, J M Latorre, E Watkins
Increasing evidence suggests that impaired autobiographical memory (AM) mechanisms may be associated with the onset and maintenance of psychopathology. However, there is not yet a comprehensive review of the components of autobiographical memory in schizophrenic patients. The first aim of this review is a synthesis of evidence about the functioning of AM in schizophrenic patients. The main autobiographical elements reviewed in schizophrenic patients include the study of overgeneral memory (form); self-defining memories (contents); consciousness during the process of retrieval (awareness), and the abnormal early reminiscence bump (distribution)...
November 9, 2016: Clinical Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837574/there-is-no-safe-threshold-for-lead-exposure-%C3%AE-literature-review
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Th Vorvolakos, S Arseniou, M Samakouri
: Lead was one of the most dangerous environmental toxic substances for a long time in western countries, and this is still the case for many places on earth today. Its neurotoxic potential is highly significant but its secure blood level concentration remains unknown. The aim of this study was to approach the above issue from the perspective of social psychiatry. A systematic search was made of Dialog and Datastar interfaces for data regarding the neuropsychiatric complications of direct or chronic exposure to lead, and a review of the relevant literature was conducted using the databases Medline, Embase, CAB Global Health and Cochrane...
July 2016: Psychiatrikē, Psychiatriki
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833522/histamine-h3-receptors-and-its-antagonism-as-a-novel-mechanism-for-antipsychotic-effect-a-current-preclinical-clinical-perspective
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REVIEW
Danish Mahmood
Histamine H3 receptors are present as autoreceptors on histaminergic neurons and as heteroreceptors on nonhistaminergic neurones. They control the release and synthesis of histamine and several other key neurotransmitters in the brain. H3 antagonism may be a novel approach to develop a new class of antipsychotic medications given the gathering evidence reporting therapeutic efficacy in several central nervous system disorders. Several medications such as cariprazine, lurasidone, LY214002, bexarotene, rasagiline, raloxifene, BL-1020 and ITI-070 are being developed to treat the negative symptoms and cognitive impairments of schizophrenia...
October 2016: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825609/cognitive-impairments-in-patients-with-first-episode-psychosis-the-relationship-between-neurophysiological-and-neuropsychological-assessments
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Isabel Morales-Muñoz, Rosa Jurado-Barba, Sara Fernández-Guinea, María José Álvarez-Alonso, Roberto Rodríguez-Jiménez, Miguel Angel Jiménez-Arriero, Gabriel Rubio
Cognitive deficits in schizophrenia have been widely reported. Neurophysiological and neuropsychological assessments have been conducted to study these impairments. Event-related potentials (ERPs) are relevant markers of cognitive deficits in schizophrenia, and reductions in specific ERP components have been found. The MATRICS Consensus Cognitive Battery (MCCB) was developed to obtain a consensus battery for the assessment of cognitive deficits in schizophrenia. Here, we aimed to study modulations of several ERP components in first episode psychosis (FEP)...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
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