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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29906552/interleukin-33-protects-ischemic-brain-injury-by-regulating-specific-microglial-activities
#1
Qianping Luo, Yong Fan, Lili Lin, Jingjing Wei, Zuanfang Li, Yongkun Li, Susumu Nakae, Wei Lin, Qi Chen
Interleukin-33 (IL-33), a novel member of the IL-1 family, expressed in many tissue and cell types, and is involved in inflammation and immune functions. Previous studies suggest that IL-33 may play a role in ischemic stroke. We tried to investigate the role of IL-33 in cerebral ischemia-reperfusion-induced injury and its underlying mechanism. Our data indicated that IL-33 deficiency exacerbated the neurological dysfunction caused by cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury in mice and led to the formation of larger cerebral infarct volume as shown by 2,3,5-triphenyltetrazolium chloride (TTC) staining and magnetic resonance imaging...
June 12, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29905797/crucial-role-for-nox2-and-sleep-deprivation-in-aircraft-noise-induced-vascular-and-cerebral-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-gene-regulation
#2
Swenja Kröller-Schön, Andreas Daiber, Sebastian Steven, Matthias Oelze, Katie Frenis, Sanela Kalinovic, Axel Heimann, Frank P Schmidt, Antonio Pinto, Miroslava Kvandova, Ksenija Vujacic-Mirski, Konstantina Filippou, Markus Dudek, Markus Bosmann, Matthias Klein, Tobias Bopp, Omar Hahad, Philipp S Wild, Katrin Frauenknecht, Axel Methner, Erwin R Schmidt, Steffen Rapp, Hanke Mollnau, Thomas Münzel
Aims: Aircraft noise causes endothelial dysfunction, oxidative stress, and inflammation. Transportation noise increases the incidence of coronary artery disease, hypertension, and stroke. The underlying mechanisms are not well understood. Herein, we investigated effects of phagocyte-type NADPH oxidase (Nox2) knockout and different noise protocols (around-the-clock, sleep/awake phase noise) on vascular and cerebral complications in mice. Methods and results: C57BL/6j and Nox2-/- (gp91phox-/-) mice were exposed to aircraft noise (maximum sound level of 85 dB(A), average sound pressure level of 72 dB(A)) around-the-clock or during sleep/awake phases for 1, 2, and 4 days...
June 14, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29905566/-evaluation-of-neuroprotective-activity-of-complex-impact-of-magnesium-of-sulfate-lamotrygine-and-n-acetylcysteine-under-conditions-of-combined-normobaric-hypoxia-with-ligation-of-right-carotid-artery-in-rats
#3
M Samsonia, M Kandelaki, N Baratashvili
Cerebrovascular diseases of ischemic origin still remain the leading cause of death and disability of the population. In acute cerebral discirculation conditions, anaerobic glycolysis is activated, ATP formation rate decreases, the ion pumps work is disrupted and superoxide radicals are formed. Eventually, ionic asymmetry leads to the cytotoxic and vasogenic brain edema. Therefore, it is extremely important to induce simultaneous (complex) effect of medications on the key mechanisms of neuronal damage in process of survival of brain cells during acute ischemic stroke...
May 2018: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29904828/estrogen-migraine-and-vascular-risk
#4
Gianni Allais, Giulia Chiarle, Silvia Sinigaglia, Gisella Airola, Paola Schiapparelli, Chiara Benedetto
Migraine has a predilection for female sex and the course of symptoms is influenced by life stage (presence of menstrual cycle, pregnancy, puerperium, menopause) and use of hormone therapy, such as hormonal contraception and hormone replacement therapy. Hormonal changes figure among common migraine triggers, especially sudden estrogen drop. Moreover, estrogens can modulate neuronal excitability, through serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine, and endorphin regulation, and they interact with the vascular endothelium of the brain...
June 2018: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29904091/naloxone-attenuates-ischemic-brain-injury-in-rats-through-suppressing-the-nik-ikk%C3%AE-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-neuronal-apoptotic-pathways
#5
Xuan Wang, Zu-Jun Sun, Jun-Lu Wu, Wen-Qiang Quan, Wei-Dong Xiao, Helen Chew, Cui-Min Jiang, Dong Li
Although naloxone has been documented to exert neuroprotection in animal model of cerebral ischemia, the mechanism is not well understood. In this present study we investigated whether naloxone affected the mitochondrial apoptotic pathway in ischemic brain injury of rats. SD rats were subjected to a permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion surgery, and received naloxone (0.5, 1, 2 mg/kg, i.v.) immediately after ischemia. Neurological deficits were evaluated 24 h after ischemia using the McGraw Stroke Index, and then the rats were killed, and the brains were collected for further analyses...
June 14, 2018: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29903927/time-course-of-cerebral-perfusion-changes-in-children-with-migraine-with-aura-mimicking-stroke
#6
K M Cobb-Pitstick, N Munjal, R Safier, D D Cummings, G Zuccoli
Hemiplegic migraine is a common cause of acute brain attack in pediatrics. MR imaging sequences useful in differentiating hemiplegic migraine from other entities include arterial spin-labeling, SWI, MRA, and DWI. There has been limited exploration on the simultaneous use of these sequences in pediatrics. We present 12 pediatric patients with acute hemiplegic migraine or migraine with aura who underwent MR imaging within 12 hours of symptom onset. Quantitative and qualitative analyses were performed on arterial spin-labeling; and qualitative analysis, on SWI and MRA sequences...
June 14, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29903733/t-cells-prevent-hemorrhagic-transformation-in-ischemic-stroke-by-p-selectin-binding
#7
Angélica Salas-Perdomo, Francesc Miró-Mur, Xabier Urra, Carles Justicia, Mattia Gallizioli, Yashu Zhao, Vanessa H Brait, Carlos Laredo, Raúl Tudela, Andrés Hidalgo, Ángel Chamorro, Anna M Planas
OBJECTIVE: Hemorrhagic transformation is a serious complication of ischemic stroke after recanalization therapies. This study aims to identify mechanisms underlying hemorrhagic transformation after cerebral ischemia/reperfusion. APPROACH AND RESULTS: We used wild-type mice and Selplg-/- and Fut7-/- mice defective in P-selectin binding and lymphopenic Rag2-/- mice. We induced 30-minute or 45-minute ischemia by intraluminal occlusion of the middle cerebral artery and assessed hemorrhagic transformation at 48 hours with a hemorrhage grading score, histological means, brain hemoglobin content, or magnetic resonance imaging...
June 14, 2018: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29903683/correlating-oxygen-delivery-during-cardiopulmonary-bypass-with-the-neurologic-injury-biomarker-ubiquitin-c-terminal-hydrolase-l1-uch-l1
#8
J Trent Magruder, Charles D Fraser, Joshua C Grimm, Todd C Crawford, Claude A Beaty, Alejandro Suarez-Pierre, Ronald L Hayes, Michael V Johnston, William A Baumgartner
OBJECTIVE: The authors sought to assess the relationship between low oxygen delivery (DO2 ) during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and a neuron-specific biomarker of neurologic injury, ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase L1 (UCH-L1). DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of patient charts and prospectively collected blood samples. SETTING: University-affiliated tertiary care hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery on CPB...
June 11, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29903393/one-year-prognosis-of-non-traumatic-cortical-subarachnoid-haemorrhage-a-prospective-series-of-34-patients
#9
R F Galiano Blancart, G Fortea, A Pampliega Pérez, S Martí, V Parkhutik, A V Sánchez Cruz, C Soriano, D Geffner Sclarsky, M T Pérez Saldaña, N López Hernández, I Beltrán, A Lago Martín
INTRODUCTION: Cortical subarachnoid haemorrhage (cSAH) has multiple aetiologies. No prospective study has reported the long-term progression of the condition. The objective of this study is to describe the clinical and aetiological characteristics of patients with cSAH and to gain insight into prognosis. METHODS: We performed a prospective, observational, multi-centre study. Data on clinical and radiological variables were collected; during a one-year follow-up period, we recorded data on mortality, dependence, rebleeding, and the appearance of dementia...
June 11, 2018: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29899693/mechanisms-of-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-treating-on-post-stroke-depression
#10
REVIEW
Xiaoqin Duan, Gang Yao, Zhongliang Liu, Ranji Cui, Wei Yang
Post-stroke depression (PSD) is a neuropsychiatric affective disorder that can develop after stroke. Patients with PSD show poorer functional and recovery outcomes than patients with stroke who do not suffer from depression. The risk of suicide is also higher in patients with PSD. PSD appears to be associated with complex pathophysiological mechanisms involving both psychological and psychiatric problems that are associated with functional deficits and neurochemical changes secondary to brain damage. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive way to investigate cortical excitability via magnetic stimulation of the brain...
2018: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29897429/anaortic-coronary-surgery-using-the-%C3%AE-circuit-is-associated-with-a-low-incidence-of-perioperative-neurological-complications
#11
Sotirios Prapas, Antonio Maria Calafiore, Konstantinos P Katsavrias, Ioannis A Panagiotopoulos, Ioannis N Linardakis, Fabrizio Tancredi, Massimiliano Foschi, Michele Di Mauro
OBJECTIVES: Our goal was to compare the observed and the expected rates of postoperative cerebrovascular accidents (CVA) in a large cohort of consecutive patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) using the ∏-circuit as a no-touch technique. METHODS: From January 2001 to May 2016, 3081 patients were consecutively submitted to an off-pump CABG operation using the ∏-circuit. A CVA was defined as a neurological deficit, lasting less (transient ischaemic attack) or more (stroke) than 24 h, diagnosed by a neurologist and confirmed by a computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging scan of the brain...
June 11, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29896434/splenectomy-fails-to-provide-long-term-protection-against-ischemic-stroke
#12
Yuanyuan Ran, Zongjian Liu, Shuo Huang, Jiamei Shen, Fengwu Li, Wenxiu Zhang, Chen Chen, Xiaokun Geng, Zhili Ji, Huishan Du, Xiaoming Hu
Splenectomy before or immediately after stroke provides early brain protection. This study aims to explore the effect of splenectomy on long-term neurological recovery after stroke, which is currently lacking in the field. Adult male rats were randomized into splenectomy or sham groups and then subjected to 90 min of middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). Spleen was removed right upon reperfusion or 3d after MCAO. Infarct volume, neurological functions, and peripheral immune cell populations were assessed up to 28d after stroke...
June 2018: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29896433/apx3330-promotes-neurorestorative-effects-after-stroke-in-type-one-diabetic-rats
#13
Tao Yan, Poornima Venkat, Michael Chopp, Alex Zacharek, Peng Yu, Ruizhuo Ning, Xiaoxi Qiao, Mark R Kelley, Jieli Chen
APX3330 is a selective inhibitor of APE1/Ref-1 redox activity. In this study, we investigate the therapeutic effects and underlying mechanisms of APX3330 treatment in type one diabetes mellitus (T1DM) stroke rats. Adult male Wistar rats were induced with T1DM and subjected to transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAo) and treated with either PBS or APX3330 (10mg/kg, oral gavage) starting at 24h after MCAo, and daily for 14 days. Rats were sacrificed at 14 days after MCAo and, blood brain barrier (BBB) permeability, ischemic lesion volume, immunohistochemistry, cell death assay, Western blot, real time PCR, and angiogenic ELISA array were performed...
June 2018: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29896429/invasion-of-peripheral-immune-cells-into-brain-parenchyma-after-cardiac-arrest-and-resuscitation
#14
Can Zhang, Nicole R Brandon, Kerryann Koper, Pei Tang, Yan Xu, Huanyu Dou
Although a direct link has long been suspected between systemic immune responses and neuronal injuries after stroke, it is unclear which immune cells play an important role. A question remains as to whether the blood brain barrier (BBB) is transiently disrupted after circulatory arrest to allow peripheral immune cells to enter brain parenchyma. Here, we developed a clinically relevant cardiac arrest and resuscitation model in mice to investigate the BBB integrity using noninvasive magnetic resonance imaging...
June 2018: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29896428/mild-therapeutic-hypothermia-protects-the-brain-from-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-through-upregulation-of-iaspp
#15
Xiangrong Liu, Shaohong Wen, Shunying Zhao, Feng Yan, Shangfeng Zhao, Di Wu, Xunming Ji
Mild therapeutic hypothermia, a robust neuroprotectant, reduces neuronal apoptosis, but the precise mechanism is not well understood. Our previous study showed that a novel inhibitor of an apoptosis-stimulating protein of p53 (iASPP) might be involved in neuronal death after stroke. The aim of this study was to confirm the role of iASPP after stroke treated with mild therapeutic hypothermia. To address this, we mimicked ischemia/reperfusion injury in vitro by using oxygen-glucose deprivation/reperfusion (OGD/R) in primary rat neurons...
June 2018: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29896417/sdf-1-cxcr7-chemokine-signaling-is-induced-in-the-peri-infarct-regions-in-patients-with-ischemic-stroke
#16
Yu Zhang, Hongxia Zhang, Siyang Lin, Xudong Chen, Yu Yao, XiaoOu Mao, Bei Shao, Qichuan Zhuge, Kunlin Jin
Stromal-derived factor-1 (SDF-1, also known as CXCL12) and its receptors CXCR4 and CXCR7 play important roles in brain repair after ischemic stroke, as SDF-1/ CXCR4/CXCR7 chemokine signaling is critical for recruiting stem cells to sites of ischemic injury. Upregulation of SDF-1/CXCR4/CXCR7 chemokine signaling in the ischemic regions has been well-documented in the animal models of ischemic stroke, but not in human ischemic brain. Here, we found that protein expression of SDF-1 and CXCR7, but not CXCR4, were significantly increased in the cortical peri-infarct regions (penumbra) after ischemic stroke in human, compared with adjacent normal tissues and control subjects...
April 2018: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29896407/-campylobacter-fetus-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis-presenting-as-a-stroke
#17
Christina Petridou, Lenka Strakova, Ruan Simpson
Introduction: Campylobacter is a common pathogen of the gastrointestinal tract, but invasive disease is rare. Campylobacter fetus can play a role in osteomyelitis, meningitis and joint infection and has a prediliction for the vascular endothelium, causing mycotic aneurysms, thrombophlebitis and endocarditis. Here we present a case of prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by C. fetus and a review of the literature. Case presentation: An 85-year-old woman with a tissue aortic valve replacement and atrial fibrillation was admitted to hospital with tonic-clonic seizures, right-sided hemiparesis, facial droop and hemianopia...
May 2018: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29896082/machine-learning-classification-to-identify-the-stage-of-brain-computer-interface-therapy-for-stroke-rehabilitation-using-functional-connectivity
#18
Rosaleena Mohanty, Anita M Sinha, Alexander B Remsik, Keith C Dodd, Brittany M Young, Tyler Jacobson, Matthew McMillan, Jaclyn Thoma, Hemali Advani, Veena A Nair, Theresa J Kang, Kristin Caldera, Dorothy F Edwards, Justin C Williams, Vivek Prabhakaran
Interventional therapy using brain-computer interface (BCI) technology has shown promise in facilitating motor recovery in stroke survivors; however, the impact of this form of intervention on functional networks outside of the motor network specifically is not well-understood. Here, we investigated resting-state functional connectivity (rs-FC) in stroke participants undergoing BCI therapy across stages, namely pre- and post-intervention, to identify discriminative functional changes using a machine learning classifier with the goal of categorizing participants into one of the two therapy stages...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29895534/neurologic-outcome-predictors-in-pediatric-intracerebral-hemorrhage-a-prospective-study
#19
Giulia S Porcari, Lauren A Beslow, Rebecca N Ichord, Daniel J Licht, Jonathan T Kleinman, Lori C Jordan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Intracerebral hemorrhage is a considerable source of morbidity and mortality. This 3-center study describes outcomes of pediatric intracerebral hemorrhage and identifies 2-year neurological outcome predictors. METHODS: Children 29 days to 18 years of age presenting with intracerebral hemorrhage from March 2007 to May 2015 were enrolled prospectively. Exclusion criteria included trauma; intracranial tumor; hemorrhagic transformation of arterial ischemic stroke or cerebral sinovenous thrombosis; isolated subdural, epidural, or subarachnoid hemorrhage; and abnormal baseline neurological function...
June 12, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29895489/shengui-sansheng-san-extraction-is-an-angiogenic-switch-via-regulations-of-akt-mtor-erk1-2-and-notch1-signal-pathways-after-ischemic-stroke
#20
Bowen Liu, Cheng Luo, Zhaoguang Zheng, Zhenyan Xia, Qian Zhang, Chienchih Ke, Renshyan Liu, Yonghua Zhao
BACKGROUND: As a traditional Chinese herbal formula, Shengui Sansheng San (SSS) has been employed for stroke treatment more than 300 years. PURPOSE: We hypothesize that SSS extraction is an angiogenic switch in penumbra post-stroke, and corresponding mechanisms are investigated. METHODS: In present study, rats were subjected to permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion model (MCAo) and were treated with low, middle and high doses of SSS extraction...
May 15, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
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