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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210211/app-as-a-protective-factor-in-acute-neuronal-insults
#1
REVIEW
Dimitri Hefter, Andreas Draguhn
Despite its key role in the molecular pathology of Alzheimer's disease (AD), the physiological function of amyloid precursor protein (APP) is unknown. Increasing evidence, however, points towards a neuroprotective role of this membrane protein in situations of metabolic stress. A key observation is the up-regulation of APP following acute (stroke, cardiac arrest) or chronic (cerebrovascular disease) hypoxic-ischemic conditions. While this mechanism may increase the risk or severity of AD, APP by itself or its soluble extracellular fragment APPsα can promote neuronal survival...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176254/-18-fluorine-sodium-fluoride-positron-emission-tomography-a-potential-biomarker-of-transthyretin-cardiac-amyloidosis
#2
Rachelle Morgenstern, Randy Yeh, Adam Castano, Mathew S Maurer, Sabahat Bokhari
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive imaging to diagnose and quantify amyloid load, progression, and response to treatment are central for the care of patients with cardiac amyloidosis. (18)Fluorine-labeled sodium fluoride ((18)F-NaF) is a widely available radioisotope and PET imaging allows for absolute quantification of tracer uptake. METHODS: Patients with biopsy-proven transthyretin (ATTR-CA) and light-chain cardiac amyloidosis (AL) (3 ATTRwt, 2 ATTRV122I, 2 AL) and controls (n = 5), underwent (18)F-NaF PET imaging...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163147/senile-cardiac-amyloidosis-clinical-manifestations-and-non-invasive-diagnostic-approach
#3
Dimitrios Varvarousis, Kali Polytarchou, Nikolaos Daskalopoulos, Ioannis Mantas
Cardiac amyloidosis (CA) refers to an uncommon storage disease leading to restrictive cardiomyopathy and conduction abnormalities. Survival is generally poor but depends strongly on the amyloid type. Wild type transthyretin amyloidosis or senile cardiac amyloidosis (SCA) is a disease of the >60-year age group, has a relatively better prognosis among the various amyloid types and is considered to be underdiagnosed. We describe a case of a patient with clinical signs and symptoms of restrictive cardiomyopathy and a suggested diagnosis of SCA and discuss the diagnostic and therapeutic approach...
February 2, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155044/transthyretin-cardiac-amyloid-and-aortic-stenosis-in-the-elderly-the-role-of-nuclear-imaging
#4
Elisa Merli, Eleonora Del Giudice, Athanassios Antonopoulos, Gianadrea Amadei, Elisabetta Varani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154276/the-imaging-diagnosis-of-less-advanced-cases-of-cardiac-amyloidosis-the-relative-apical-sparing-pattern
#5
Koya Ono, Go Ishimaru, Miho Hayashi, Yuan Bae, Takashi Ito, Toshiyuki Izumo, Ken Murata
An early diagnosis is important for improving the prognosis of cardiac amyloidosis (CA). We herein describe the utility of two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2-D STE) in diagnosing CA at a less advanced stage. A 63-year-old woman with exertional dyspnea was suspected of having CA based on her echocardiographic and electrocardiographic findings. A myocardial biopsy was negative for amyloid deposits, while the relative apical sparing pattern was detected on 2-D STE, which was highly suggestive of CA...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152524/tafamidis-for-the-treatment-of-hereditary-transthyretin-amyloid-cardiomyopathy-a-case-report
#6
Teppei Fujita, Takayuki Inomata, Toyoji Kaida, Yuichirou Iida, Yuki Ikeda, Takeru Nabeta, Shunsuke Ishii, Emi Maekawa, Takashi Naruke, Toshimi Koitabashi, Eiji Kitamura, Yoshiki Sekijima, Junya Ako
Tafamidis meglumine is a novel medicine that has been shown to slow the progression of peripheral neurological impairment in patients with hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis (ATTR). However, the efficacy of tafamidis against ATTR-related cardiac amyloidosis remains unclear. A 72-year-old woman had cardiac hypertrophy and axonopathy in her lower legs. Endomyocardial biopsy revealed an infiltrative cardiomyopathy consistent with amyloidosis. Immunostaining and genetic studies confirmed the diagnosis of ATTR, and tafamidis was started subsequently...
February 3, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145535/amyloid-cardiomyopathy
#7
Lucie Karafiatova, Tomas Pika
Amyloidosis is a heterogeneous group of diseases characterized by the deposition of amyloid. It is caused by extracellular deposition of insoluble fibrils with beta-pleated sheet configuration. The protein misfolding abnormalities result in amyloid fibrils and may manifest as primary, secondary, or familial amyloidosis. Amyloid deposition can occur in multiple organs (eg, heart, liver, kidney, skin, eyes, lungs, nervous system) resulting in a variety of clinical manifestations. Cardiac involvement can occur as part of a systemic disease or as a localized phenomenon...
February 1, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132512/cardiac-light-chain-amyloidosis-the-role-of-metal-ions-in-oxidative-stress-and-mitochondrial-damage
#8
Luisa Diomede, Margherita Romeo, Paola Rognoni, Marten Beeg, Claudia Foray, Elena Ghibaudi, Giovanni Palladini, Robert Alan Cherny, Laura Verga, Gian Luca Capello, Vittorio Perfetti, Fabio Fiordaliso, G Merlini, Mario Salmona
<b>Aims: </b>The knowledge of the mechanism underlying the cardiac damage in immunoglobulin light chain (LC) amyloidosis (AL) is essential to develop novel therapies and improve patients' outcome. Although an active role of radical oxygen species (ROS) in LC-induced cardiotoxicity has already been envisaged, the actual mechanisms behind their generation remain elusive. This study was aimed at further dissecting the action of ROS generated by cardiotoxic LC in vivo and investigating whether transition metal ions are involved in this process...
January 28, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129067/radiologic-pathologic-correlation-of-primary-and-secondary-cardiomyopathies-mr-imaging-and-histopathologic-findings-in-hearts-from-autopsy-and-transplantation
#9
Hiromi Hashimura, Fumiko Kimura, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Yoshiaki Morita, Masahiro Higashi, Shintaro Nakano, Atsushi Iguchi, Kensuke Uotani, Kazuro Sugimura, Hiroaki Naito
Cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) imaging with late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) is used to detect and assess the myocardial damage seen with a variety of cardiomyopathies. Gadolinium-based contrast material accumulates in the expanded interstitial space of the myocardium. Areas with LGE correspond to replacement fibrosis, fibrofatty change, epithelioid granuloma, inflammatory cell infiltration, cardiomyocyte necrosis, and amyloid deposition-conditions that represent a focal increase in interstitial space. Areas without LGE correspond to interstitial or plexiform fibrosis, mildly degenerated cardiomyocytes, inflammatory cell infiltration, and diffuse amyloid deposition-conditions that represent diffuse increases in interstitial space...
January 27, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118115/multivariate-analysis-of-radiation-responsive-proteins-to-predict-radiation-exposure-in-total-body-irradiation-and-partial-body-irradiation-models
#10
Mary Sproull, Tamalee Kramp, Anita Tandle, Uma Shankavaram, Kevin Camphausen
In the event of a radiological or nuclear attack, advanced clinical countermeasures are needed for screening and medical management of the exposed population. In such a scenario, minimally invasive biomarkers that can accurately quantify radiation exposure would be useful for triage management by first responders. In this murine study, we evaluated the efficacy of a novel combination of radiation responsive proteins, Flt3 ligand (FL), serum amyloid A (SAA), matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9), fibrinogen beta (FGB) and pentraxin 3 (PTX3) to predict the received dose after whole- or partial-body irradiation...
January 24, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117074/light-chain-cardiac-amyloidosis
#11
REVIEW
Anit K Mankad, Isata Sesay, Keyur B Shah
Cardiac amyloidosis is an underrecognized condition, in which delays to diagnosis have great implications on management options, prognosis, and morbidity. Once cardiac tissue is infiltrated by amyloid fibrils, there is a cascade of pathologic changes that can display an array of clinical manifestations, from impaired relaxation of the ventricular myocardium to severe restrictive disease or even progressive systolic heart failure. Management is guided not only by recognizing the subtype of amyloidosis (primary, hereditary, and wild-type transthyretin amyloidosis), but also the clinical stage of the disease...
November 17, 2016: Current Problems in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111409/correct-diagnosis-of-wild-type-transthyretin-related-amyloidosis-followed-by-the-introduction-of-a-novel-therapy-in-a-patient-with-cardiac-wall-thickening-of-unknown-cause
#12
Naoko Sawada, Atsuko Nakayama, Masao Takahashi, Mariko Tanaka, Hiroyuki Morita, Hiroshi Akazawa, Issei Komuro
We report here the case of a 67-year-old man who was initially diagnosed with myocardial hypertrophy with progressive hypertensive heart disease. After 6 years a cardiac biopsy was conducted because of changes in the electrocardiogram and transthoracic echocardiogram results, revealing amyloid deposition. Additional genetic studies revealed no TTR gene mutations, leading to a definitive diagnosis of wild-type transthyretin-related amyloidosis (ATTR). The patient started taking diflunisal as a stabilizer which is one of the advanced therapies for ATTR, and then the heart failure symptoms and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) level improved in short-term follow-up...
February 7, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103898/the-burden-of-amyloid-light-chain-amyloidosis-on-health-related-quality-of-life
#13
Martha Bayliss, Kristen L McCausland, Spencer D Guthrie, Michelle K White
BACKGROUND: Light chain (AL) amyloidosis is a rare disease characterized by misfolded amyloid protein deposits in tissues and vital organs, and little is known about the burden of AL amyloidosis on health-related quality of life. This study aimed to quantify the burden of AL amyloidosis in terms of health-related quality of life in a diverse, community-based sample of AL amyloidosis patients. RESULTS: The SF-36v2® Health Survey (SF-36v2), a widely used generic measure of health-related quality of life (using physical and mental summary scales and subscales assessing eight aspects of functioning and well-being), was administered as an online survey of AL amyloidosis patients with AL amyloidosis (ClinicalTrials...
January 19, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102864/transthyretin-v122i-pv142i-cardiac-amyloidosis-an-age-dependent-autosomal-dominant-cardiomyopathy-too-common-to-be-overlooked-as-a-cause-of-significant-heart-disease-in-elderly-african-americans
#14
REVIEW
Joel N Buxbaum, Frederick L Ruberg
Since the identification of a valine-to-isoleucine substitution at position 122 (TTR V122I; pV142I) in the transthyretin (TTR)-derived fibrils extracted from the heart of a patient with late-onset cardiac amyloidosis, it has become clear that the amyloidogenic mutation and the disease occur almost exclusively in individuals of identifiable African descent. In the United States, the amyloidogenic allele frequency is 0.0173 and is carried by 3.5% of community-dwelling African Americans. Genotyping across Africa indicates that the origin of the allele is in the West African countries that were the major source of the slave trade to North America...
January 19, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090046/an-isolated-case-of-late-onset-amyloidogenic-transthyretin-type-familial-amyloid-polyneuropathy-associated-with-a-mutant-transthyretin-substituting-methionine-for-valine-at-position-30-showing-latent-progressive-cardiac-involvement-confirmed-by-serial-annual
#15
Chikako Sato, Tomofumi Takaya, Shumpei Mori, Kohei Hasegawa, Fumitaka Soga, Hidekazu Tanaka, Yoshiaki Watanabe, Tatsuya Nishii, Atsushi K Kono, Yukiko Morinaga, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Ken-Ichi Hirata
Late-onset amyloidogenic transthyretin (ATTR) type familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) shows features distinct from those of early-onset hereditary ATTR type FAP. We herein describe an asymptomatic 68-year-old man with late-onset ATTR type FAP whose serial annual electrocardiograms demonstrated progressive left bundle branch block. Latent but severe cardiac involvement seems to be one feature of late-onset ATTR type FAP, similar to senile systemic amyloidosis (SSA). Early differential diagnosis of late-onset ATTR type FAP from SSA is important because, currently, only the former has new therapeutic options available in Japan...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069318/right-ventricular-hypertrophy-systolic-function-and-disease-severity-in-anderson-fabry-disease-an-echocardiographic-study
#16
Francesca Graziani, Marianna Laurito, Maurizio Pieroni, Faustino Pennestrì, Gaetano Antonio Lanza, Valentina Coluccia, Antonia Camporeale, Daniela Pedicino, Elena Verrecchia, Raffaele Manna, Filippo Crea
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular (RV) involvement has been described in Anderson-Fabry disease (AFD), especially in patients with established Fabry cardiomyopathy (FC). However, few and controversial data on RV systolic function are available, and there are no specific tissue Doppler studies. METHODS: Detailed echocardiographic examinations were performed in 45 patients with AFD. FC, defined as maximal left ventricular wall thickness ≥ 15 mm, was present in 12...
January 6, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063633/evaluation-of-myocardial-strain-in-patients-with-amyloidosis-using-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-feature-tracking
#17
Tarun Pandey, Sindhura Alapati, Vibhor Wadhwa, Mohan M Edupuganti, Pooja Gurram, Shelly Lensing, Kedar Jambhekar
PURPOSE: To study the use of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) feature tracking technique in evaluation of myocardial amyloidosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CMR scans of 28 patients with biopsy proven myocardial amyloidosis and 35 controls were reviewed. Conventional short axis, vertical long axis, and 4-chamber cine steady-state free precession images from CMR scans were used to generate radial, circumferential, and longitudinal myocardial strain maps using feature tracking software...
November 10, 2016: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061823/a-case-report-in-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-the-contrast-agent-matters-in-amyloid
#18
Marianna Fontana, Thomas A Treibel, Ana Martinez-Naharro, Stefania Rosmini, Raymond Y Kwong, Julian D Gillmore, Philip N Hawkins, James C Moon
BACKGROUND: Cardiac amyloidosis is a progressive but underdiagnosed and underappreciated cause of heart failure. In the last few years, cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) has become the gold standard for non invasive diagnosis of cardiac amyloidosis with the characteristic subendocardial late gadolinium enhancement. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a case of a patient who, in the process of aligning protocols for a trial between different centers, had a paired study with two different contrast agents, Dotarem® and MultiHance®...
January 7, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056871/lung-adenocarcinoma-expressing-receptor-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-with-primary-systemic-al-amyloidosis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#19
Shouichi Okamoto, Shinsaku Togo, Ichiro Nagata, Kazue Shimizu, Yoshika Koinuma, Yukiko Namba, Jun Ito, Toshimasa Uekusa, Kazuhisa Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Receptor for advanced glycation end-products (RAGE), a receptor for amyloids, is constitutively expressed in lungs and generally observed to be downregulated in lung cancer tissues. However, increasing levels of RAGE or serum amyloids is associated with poor outcome in lung cancer patients. We report a rare case of primary systemic amyloid light-chain (AL) amyloidosis in biopsy-proven multiple organs with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that displayed strong staining for RAGE in the tumour tissue...
January 5, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049649/hereditary-lysozyme-amyloidosis-variant-p-leu102ser-associates-with-unique-phenotype
#20
Samih H Nasr, Surendra Dasari, John R Mills, Jason D Theis, Michael T Zimmermann, Rafael Fonseca, Julie A Vrana, Steven J Lester, Brooke M McLaughlin, Robert Gillespie, W Edward Highsmith, John J Lee, Angela Dispenzieri, Paul J Kurtin
Lysozyme amyloidosis (ALys) is a rare form of hereditary amyloidosis that typically manifests with renal impairment, gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, and sicca syndrome, whereas cardiac involvement is exceedingly rare and neuropathy has not been reported. Here, we describe a 40-year-old man with renal impairment, cardiac and GI symptoms, and peripheral neuropathy. Renal biopsy specimen analysis revealed amyloidosis with extensive involvement of glomeruli, vessels, and medulla. Amyloid was also detected in the GI tract...
February 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
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