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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798722/autonomic-neuropathy-and-albuminocytologic-dissociation-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-as-the-presenting-features-of-primary-amyloidosis-a-case-report
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Jingjing Li, Yi Li, Hongbing Chen, Shihui Xing, Huiyu Feng, Dawei Liu, Dilong Wang, Jinsheng Zeng, Yuhua Fan
OBJECTIVE: Primary amyloidosis is a disease with a poor prognosis and multi-organ involvement. Here, we report the clinical and pathological features of a patient with primary amyloidosis featuring autonomic neuropathy as the initial symptom and albuminocytologic dissociation in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). METHODS: The patient was a 60-year-old Chinese male with numbness, orthostatic hypotension, and gastrointestinal symptoms. For diagnosis, we performed an electromyogram (EMG), lumbar puncture, Bence Jones protein urine test, serum electrophoresis blood test, sural nerve and rectal membrane biopsies, transthyretin (TTR) gene sequencing, and bone marrow puncture...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762097/a-missense-variant-p-ala117ser-in-the-transthyretin-gene-of-a-han-chinese-family-with-familial-amyloid-polyneuropathy
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Qian Chen, Lamei Yuan, Xiong Deng, Zhijian Yang, Shengwang Zhang, Sheng Deng, Hongwei Lu, Hao Deng
Familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) is a dominantly inherited disorder. This study aims to explore the genetic features of a Han Chinese family with FAP, characterized by bloating, alternating diarrhea and constipation, and weakness in his feet. Amyloid presented histologically in the vessel walls of hepatic portal area and nerves of the surgically excised liver specimens from the proband by hematoxylin and eosin staining. Amyloid deposition was further confirmed with Congo red treatment. A c.349G>T transversion (p...
July 31, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760679/amelioration-of-amyloid-%C3%AE-induced-retinal-inflammatory-responses-by-a-lxr-agonist-to901317-is-associated-with-inhibition-of-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-and-nlrp3-inflammasome
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Chunyan Lei, Ru Lin, Jiaming Wang, Lifei Tao, Xinyu Fu, Yiguo Qiu, Bo Lei
Amyloid β (Aβ) is a pathogenic peptide associated with many neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. The retinal inflammation in response to Aβ is implicated in the pathogenesis of several ocular diseases including age-related macular degeneration, Alzheimer's-related optic neuropathy and glaucoma. In the present study, we found that a single intravitreal injection of oligomeric Aβ1-40 in mouse activated the NLRP3 inflammasome and the NF-κB signaling, induced the production of inflammatory cytokines including TNF-α and IL-6...
July 29, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716239/acquired-transthyretin-amyloidosis-after-domino-liver-transplant-phenotypic-correlation-implication-of-liver-retransplantation
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Eli Muchtar, Martha Grogan, Surendra Dasari, Paul J Kurtin, Morie A Gertz
Reports of acquired ATTRm in domino liver transplant (DLT) recipients are infrequent and the approach to management is unknown. We describe two patients, an inherited ATTRm patient who underwent liver transplant and his liver recipient who developed acquired ATTRm 8years following transplantation. The clinical manifestations of amyloidosis were similar between patients and consisted of peripheral neuropathy, diarrhea and weight loss. Following liver transplantation, the DLT donor went into remission for 4years, but eventually progressed and died...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681964/a-shared-comparison-of-diabetes-mellitus-and-neurodegenerative-disorders
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Mahmoud Morsi, Ahmed Maher, Ahmed Metwally, Omnia Abo-Elmagd, Dina Johar, Larry Bernstein
Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is one of the most common diseases in the world population, associated with obesity, pancreatic endocrine changes, cardiovascular disease, renal glomerular disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral neuropathy, neurodegenerative disease, retinal disease, sleep apnea, some of which are bundled into the metabolic syndrome. The main characteristic of this disease is hyperglycemia, and often with albuminuria. Nevertheless, the classic features, with ketoacidosis in the extreme, are only a first layer of description of this condition...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678039/familial-amyloid-polyneuropathy
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David Adams, Cécile Cauquil, Céline Labeyrie
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Transthyretin familial amyloid polyneuropathy is the most disabling hereditary polyneuropathy of adult onset because of a point mutation of transthyretin gene. This review updates our knowledge about natural history of the disease, phenotypes, diagnosis tools for small and large fibers involvement, expert's consensus for both symptomatic and asymptomatic follow-up, and treatment's research. RECENT FINDINGS: Access to TTR gene sequencing permit diagnosis and first reports of the disease in nonendemic countries (EU countries, United States, China, India)...
July 3, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646538/a-novel-attr-l32v-mutation-causes-familial-amyloid-polyneuropathy-in-a-bolivian-family
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P L Martínez-Ulloa, M Vallejo, I Corral, N García-Barragán, A Alcazar, Emma Martínez-Alonso, J Martínez-Poles, H Pian, A Jiménez-Escrig
We report a new transthyretin (ATTR) gene c.272C>G mutation and variant protein, p.Leu32Val, in a kindred of Bolivian origin with a rapid progressive peripheral neuropathy and cardiomyopathy. Three individuals from a kindred with peripheral nerve and cardiac amyloidosis were examined. Analysis of the TTR gene was performed by Sanger direct sequencing. Neuropathologic examination was obtained on the index patient with mass spectrometry study of the ATTR deposition. Direct DNA sequence analysis of exons 2, 3 and 4 of the TTR gene demonstrated a c...
June 24, 2017: Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System: JPNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632471/lenalidomide-as-a-treatment-for-relapsed-al-amyloidosis-in-an-hiv-positive-patient
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Johanna Denman, Kaveh Manavi, Mark Cook
We present a case of an HIV-positive man with systemic immunoglobulin light chain (AL) amyloid with cardiac involvement. At relapse, he was treated with lenalidomide and dexamethasone having previously developed autonomic neuropathy with bortezomib-based chemotherapy. The patient achieved a serological complete response with symptomatic improvement. After 11 cycles, lenalidomide was discontinued due to extensive ischaemia of the gastrointestinal tract. The patient remains symptomatically stable with normal levels of serum-free light chains 11 months after the treatment was discontinued...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623285/structure-of-the-human-tric-cct-subunit-5-associated-with-hereditary-sensory-neuropathy
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Jose H Pereira, Ryan P McAndrew, Oksana A Sergeeva, Corie Y Ralston, Jonathan A King, Paul D Adams
The human chaperonin TRiC consists of eight non-identical subunits, and its protein-folding activity is critical for cellular health. Misfolded proteins are associated with many human diseases, such as amyloid diseases, cancer, and neuropathies, making TRiC a potential therapeutic target. A detailed structural understanding of its ATP-dependent folding mechanism and substrate recognition is therefore of great importance. Of particular health-related interest is the mutation Histidine 147 to Arginine (H147R) in human TRiC subunit 5 (CCT5), which has been associated with hereditary sensory neuropathy...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598015/cutaneous-nerve-biomarkers-in-transthyretin-familial-amyloid-polyneuropathy
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Gigi J Ebenezer, Ying Liu, Daniel P Judge, Kelly Cunningham, Shaun Truelove, Noel D Carter, Blessan Sebastian, Kelly Byrnes, Michael Polydefkis
OBJECTIVE: To determine the utility of skin biopsies as a biomarker of disease severity in subjects with amyloid neuropathy. METHODS: Five groups of patients were studied: (1) transthyretin (TTR) familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP; n = 20), (2) TTR mutation carriers without peripheral neuropathy (TTR-noPN; n = 10), (3) healthy controls (n = 20), (4) diabetic neuropathy disease controls (n = 20), and (5) patients with light-chain (AL) amyloid (n = 2)...
July 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590781/cognitive-impairment-in-liver-transplanted-patients-with-transthyretin-related-hereditary-amyloid-polyneuropathy
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Vanda Freitas Castro, Pedro Nascimento Alves, Ana Catarina Franco, Isabel Pavão Martins, Isabel Conceição
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Hereditary transthyretin-related amyloidosis (ATTR-FAP) is characterized by a progressive neuropathy, cardiomyopathy, nephropathy and ocular disease. More than 90% of amyloidogenic transthyretin is produced by the liver; however, this protein is also synthesized in the choroid plexus. Although some patients have transitory neurologic events, the impact on cognition is still unknown. The aim was to study the cognitive performance of ATTR-FAP V30M patients with long disease course...
June 7, 2017: Amyloid: the International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556268/incidence-of-non-amyloidogenic-mutations-in-the-transthyretin-gene-in-patients-with-autonomic-and-small-fiber-neuropathy
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Todd D Levine, Ruth J Bland Fnp
Introduction Mutations of the transthyretin (TTR) gene have been associated with polyneuropathy; the protein product has a tendency to form amyloid deposits in the peripheral nervous system. METHODS: Patients with small fiber neuropathy (SFN) with or without autonomic symptoms were given skin biopsies to assess nerve fiber density. Any patient with autonomic symptoms was assessed for autonomic neuropathy (AN). If testing revealed no clear cause of neuropathy, the TTR gene was sequenced...
May 26, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539873/pharmacological-stimulation-of-phagocytosis-enhances-amyloid-plaque-clearance-evidence-from-a-transgenic-mouse-model-of-attr-neuropathy
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Eleni Fella, Kleitos Sokratous, Revekka Papacharalambous, Kyriacos Kyriacou, Joy Phillips, Sam Sanderson, Elena Panayiotou, Theodoros Kyriakides
Hereditary ATTR V30M amyloidosis is a lethal autosomal dominant sensorimotor and autonomic neuropathy caused by deposition of aberrant transthyretin (TTR). Immunohistochemical examination of sural nerve biopsies in patients with amyloidotic neuropathy show co-aggregation of TTR with several proteins; including apolipoprotein E, serum amyloid P and components of the complement cascade. Complement activation and macrophages are increasingly recognized to play a crucial role in amyloidogenesis at the tissue bed level...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514831/hypericum-perforatum-extract-attenuates-behavioral-biochemical-and-neurochemical-abnormalities-in-aluminum-chloride-induced-alzheimer-s-disease-rats
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Zheng Cao, Fan Wang, Chunyu Xiu, Jian Zhang, Yanfei Li
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive and ultimately fatal neurodegenerative diseases. Aluminum, a neurotoxic metal, is considered as the pathological hallmark and contributing factor of AD. Hypericum perforatum extract (HPE) is a neuroprotective agent that can prevent neurodegenerative pathologies through antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and regulating neurotransmitter release in animal model of neuropathy. The present study aimed to identify the potential neuroprotective of HPE on AlCl3-induced AD rats...
July 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508289/somatic-mosaicism-with-reversion-to-normality-of-a-mutated-transthyretin-allele-related-to-a-familial-amyloidotic-polyneuropathy
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Concetta Federico, Ketty Dugo, Francesca Bruno, Anna Maria Longo, Agata Grillo, Salvatore Saccone
Familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP) is a progressive neuropathy, with onset in adulthood and high mortality. It is related to an altered transthyretin (TTR) plasma protein, mainly produced by the liver and responsible for amyloid deposit in the peripheral nervous system. SNPs in the TTR gene were associated with FAP, and the G>C substitution (NM_000371.3:c.325G>C) in the 109th codon (GAG vs CAG; NP_362.1:p.E109Q) was previously described in Sicily (Italy). Here, we report on a Sicilian family with several patients affected by FAP related to the E109Q mutation, which displayed a somatic mosaicism with the reversion to normality of the c...
July 2017: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490901/breast-cancer-and-amyloid-bodies-is-there-a-role-for-amyloidosis-in-cancer-cell-dormancy
#16
Gerald J Mizejewski
Breast cancer and Alzheimer's disease (AD) are major causes of death in older women. Interestingly, breast cancer occurs less frequently in AD patients than in the general population. Amyloidosis, the aggregation of amyloid proteins to form amyloid bodies, plays a central role in the pathogenesis of AD and other human neuropathies by forming intracellular fibrillary proteins. Contrary to popular belief, amyloidosis is a common occurrence in mammalian cells, and has recently been reported to be a natural physiological process in response to environmental stress stimulations (such as pH and temperature extremes, hypoxia, and oxidative stress)...
2017: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490654/early-skin-denervation-in-hereditary-and-iatrogenic-transthyretin-amyloid-neuropathy
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Teruaki Masuda, Mitsuharu Ueda, Genki Suenaga, Yohei Misumi, Masayoshi Tasaki, Ayane Izaki, Yukako Yanagisawa, Yasuteru Inoue, Hiroaki Motokawa, Sayaka Matsumoto, Mayumi Mizukami, Aiko Arimura, Takahisa Deguchi, Yoshihiko Nishio, Taro Yamashita, Yukihiro Inomata, Konen Obayashi, Yukio Ando
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate early skin denervation in hereditary transthyretin (TTR) amyloidosis and iatrogenic TTR amyloidosis. METHODS: We investigated intraepidermal nerve fiber density (IENFD) and clinical findings in 32 patients with hereditary TTR amyloidosis, 11 asymptomatic mutation carriers, 6 patients with iatrogenic TTR amyloidosis, and 23 healthy volunteers. RESULTS: IENFD values were reduced in patients with the V30M mutation (1.9 ± 2...
June 6, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446186/fingolimod-attenuates-experimental-autoimmune-neuritis-and-contributes-to-schwann-cell-mediated-axonal-protection
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Björn Ambrosius, Kalliopi Pitarokoili, Lisa Schrewe, Xiomara Pedreiturria, Jeremias Motte, Ralf Gold
BACKGROUND: Fingolimod, a sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor modulator with well-described immunomodulatory properties involving peripheral immune cell trafficking, was the first oral agent approved for the treatment of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. Analogous immunomodulatory treatment options for chronic peripheral autoimmune neuropathies are lacking. METHODS: We tested fingolimod in the animal model of experimental autoimmune neuritis in Lewis rat. Six to eight-week-old female rats were immunized with P2 peptide and from this day on treated with fingolimod...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425041/familial-amyloid-cardiomyopathy-masquerading-as-chronic-guillain-barre-syndrome-things-are-not-always-what-they-seem
#19
Die Hu, Ling Liu, Shuguang Yuan, Yuhong Yi, Daoquan Peng
Familial amyloid cardiomyopathy is a challenging condition that mimics many other diseases, particularly in patients with pronounced neurological presentations and unexplained or equivocal cardiac abnormalities. In this case, a 57-year-old man was admitted for outpatient cardiological evaluation of progressive right heart failure and limb paraesthesias. The patient presented with hypertension, chronic Guillain-Barre syndrome, and sick sinus syndrome. Transthoracic echocardiograms showed a thickened ventricular wall and enlarged atrium...
April 19, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412068/vitreous-amyloidosis-ocular-systemic-and-genetic-insights
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Pradeep Venkatesh, Harathy Selvan, Sundararajan Baskar Singh, Divya Gupta, Seema Kashyap, Shreyas Temkar, Varun Gogia, Koushik Tripathy, Rohan Chawla, Rajpal Vohra
PURPOSE: To report the unique clinical and surgical characteristics encountered in eyes with vitreous amyloidosis. Systemic evaluation and visual outcome after vitrectomy are discussed. A novel mutation in the transthyretin gene (TTR) in Indian patients with familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) is described. DESIGN: Retrospective, observational study. PARTICIPANTS: Ten eyes of 5 patients from 2 pedigrees with a diagnosis of vitreous amyloidosis...
July 2017: Ophthalmology
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