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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634465/abnormal-resting-state-functional-connectivity-in-progressive-supranuclear-palsy-and-corticobasal-syndrome
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Komal Bharti, Matteo Bologna, Neeraj Upadhyay, Maria Cristina Piattella, Antonio Suppa, Nikolaos Petsas, Costanza Giannì, Francesca Tona, Alfredo Berardelli, Patrizia Pantano
BACKGROUND: Pathological and MRI-based evidence suggests that multiple brain structures are likely to be involved in functional disconnection between brain areas. Few studies have investigated resting-state functional connectivity (rsFC) in progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and corticobasal syndrome (CBS). In this study, we investigated within- and between-network rsFC abnormalities in these two conditions. METHODS: Twenty patients with PSP, 11 patients with CBS, and 16 healthy subjects (HS) underwent a resting-state fMRI study...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625346/the-role-of-the-motor-system-in-action-naming-in-patients-with-neurodegenerative-extrapyramidal-syndromes
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REVIEW
Maria Cotelli, Rosa Manenti, Michela Brambilla, Barbara Borroni
Previous studies of patients with brain damage have suggested a close relationship between aphasia and movement disorders. Neurodegenerative extrapyramidal syndromes associated with cognitive impairment provide an interesting model for studying the neural substrates of cognitive and motor symptoms. In this review, we focused on studies investigating language production abilities in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), Corticobasal Syndrome (CBS) and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). According to some reports, these patients exhibit a reduction in performance in both action and object naming or verb production compared to healthy individuals...
May 26, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602509/neurochip-an-updated-version-of-the-neurox-genotyping-platform-to-rapidly-screen-for-variants-associated-with-neurological-diseases
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Cornelis Blauwendraat, Faraz Faghri, Lasse Pihlstrom, Joshua T Geiger, Alexis Elbaz, Suzanne Lesage, Jean-Christophe Corvol, Patrick May, Aude Nicolas, Yevgeniya Abramzon, Natalie A Murphy, J Raphael Gibbs, Mina Ryten, Raffaele Ferrari, Jose Bras, Rita Guerreiro, Julie Williams, Rebecca Sims, Steven Lubbe, Dena G Hernandez, Kin Y Mok, Laurie Robak, Roy H Campbell, Ekaterina Rogaeva, Bryan J Traynor, Ruth Chia, Sun Ju Chung, John A Hardy, Alexis Brice, Nicholas W Wood, Henry Houlden, Joshua M Shulman, Huw R Morris, Thomas Gasser, Rejko Krüger, Peter Heutink, Manu Sharma, Javier Simón-Sánchez, Mike A Nalls, Andrew B Singleton, Sonja W Scholz
Genetics has proven to be a powerful approach in neurodegenerative diseases research, resulting in the identification of numerous causal and risk variants. Previously, we introduced the NeuroX Illumina genotyping array, a fast and efficient genotyping platform designed for the investigation of genetic variation in neurodegenerative diseases. Here, we present its updated version, named NeuroChip. The NeuroChip is a low-cost, custom-designed array containing a tagging variant backbone of about 306,670 variants complemented with a manually curated custom content comprised of 179,467 variants implicated in diverse neurological diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Lewy body dementia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, frontotemporal dementia, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, and multiple system atrophy...
May 17, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599675/ykl-40-chitinase-3-like-i-is-expressed-in-a-subset-of-astrocytes-in-alzheimer-s-disease-and-other-tauopathies
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Marta Querol-Vilaseca, Martí Colom-Cadena, Jordi Pegueroles, Carla San Martín-Paniello, Jordi Clarimon, Olivia Belbin, Juan Fortea, Alberto Lleó
BACKGROUND: The innate immune system is known to be involved early in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other neurodegenerative disorders. The inflammatory response in the central nervous system can be measured postmortem or through a series of inflammatory mediator surrogates. YKL-40 (also named Chitinase-3-like I) has been frequently investigated in body fluids as a surrogate marker of neuroinflammation in AD and other neurological disorders. However, the expression pattern of YKL-40 in the human brain with neurodegenerative pathology remains poorly investigated...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592456/csf-sapp%C3%AE-ykl-40-and-neurofilament-light-in-frontotemporal-lobar-degeneration
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Daniel Alcolea, Eduard Vilaplana, Marc Suárez-Calvet, Ignacio Illán-Gala, Rafael Blesa, Jordi Clarimón, Albert Lladó, Raquel Sánchez-Valle, José L Molinuevo, Guillermo García-Ribas, Yaroslau Compta, María José Martí, Gerard Piñol-Ripoll, Guillermo Amer-Ferrer, Aina Noguera, Ana García-Martín, Juan Fortea, Alberto Lleó
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical utility of 3 CSF biomarkers and their structural imaging correlates in a large cohort of patients with different dementia and parkinsonian syndromes within the spectrum of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). METHODS: We analyzed 3 CSF biomarkers (YKL-40, soluble β fragment of amyloid precursor protein [sAPPβ], neurofilament light [NfL]) and core Alzheimer disease (AD) biomarkers (β-amyloid1-42, total tau, phosphorylated tau) in patients with FTLD-related clinical syndromes (n = 159): behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia (n = 68), nonfluent (n = 23) and semantic (n = 19) variants of primary progressive aphasia, progressive supranuclear palsy (n = 28), and corticobasal syndrome (n = 21)...
June 7, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584926/theory-of-mind-performance-in-parkinson-s-disease-is-associated-with-motor-and-cognitive-functions-but-not-with-symptom-lateralization
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Lisa Nobis, Katharina Schindlbeck, Felicitas Ehlen, Hannes Tiedt, Charlotte Rewitzer, Annelien A Duits, Fabian Klostermann
Next to the typical motor signs, Parkinson's disease (PD) goes along with neuropsychiatric symptoms, amongst others affecting social cognition. Particularly, Theory of Mind (ToM) impairments have mostly been associated with right hemispherical brain dysfunction, so that it might prevail in patients with left dominant PD. Fourty-four PD patients, twenty-four with left and twenty with right dominant motor symptoms, engaged in the Reading the Mind in the Eyes (RME) and the Faux Pas Detection Test (FPD) to assess affective and cognitive ToM...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579383/clinical-and-biological-phenotypes-of-frontotemporal-dementia-perspectives-for-disease-modifying-therapies
#7
S Gazzina, M A Manes, A Padovani, B Borroni
Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) is a progressive neurodegenerative condition which encompasses a group of clinically, neuropathologically and genetically heterogeneous disorders characterized by selective involvement of the frontal and temporal lobes. FTD is characterized by changes in behaviour and personality, frontal executive deficits and language dysfunction. Different phenotypes have been defined on the basis of presenting clinical symptoms, behavioural variants of FTD (bvFTD) and primary progressive aphasia (PPA), which includes nonfluent/agrammatic variant PPA (avPPA) and semantic variant PPA (svPPA)...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572021/death-certificates-data-and-causes-of-death-in-patients-with-parkinsonism
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Mariana Moscovich, Gabriela Boschetti, Adriana Moro, Helio A G Teive, Anhar Hassan, Renato P Munhoz
INTRODUCTION: Assessment of variables related to mortality in Parkinson disease (PD) and other parkinsonian syndromes relies, among other sources, on accurate death certificate (DC) documentation. We assessed the documentation of the degenerative disorder on DCs and evaluated comorbidities and causes of death among parkinsonian patients. METHODS: Demographic and clinical data were systematically and prospectively collected on deceased patients followed at a tertiary movement disorder clinic...
May 26, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566176/effects-of-age-and-glucose-levels-on-lactate-levels-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-examination-of-neurodegenerative-diseases
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Fumihito Nakano, Ken Sakushima, Reona Umeki, Ichiro Yabe, Akira Endoh, Hidenao Sasaki
Despite recent studies examining the association between neurodegenerative diseases and mitochondrial dysfunction, there are not sufficient data on factors that influence cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) lactate levels. Thus, we investigated factors that affect CSF lactate levels in neurodegenerative diseases. We extracted laboratory findings, including CSF lactate, glucose, and protein levels, and demographic and background information, including age and gender, from the electronic medical records of patients with neurodegenerative diseases in order to explore factors that have an impact CSF lactate levels...
July 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548216/pathology-of-oligodendroglia-an-overview
#10
Takashi Komori
Oligodendroglia are cells responsible for creating myelin sheaths for axons in the CNS. However, pathologies of oligodendroglia other than demyelination are not well understood due to the lack of adequate methods of characterizing pathological conditions affecting oligodendroglia in human tissue. This review discusses three major topics with the aim of clarifying some of the controversies in the study of oligodendroglia. The oligodendroglioma, a relatively indolent form of diffuse gliomas thought to originate in oligodendrocytes, has never demonstrated myelin formation on electron microscopy nor shown a constant expression of myelin-related proteins...
May 26, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543767/muscle-ceroid-lipofuscin-like-deposits-in-a-patient-with-corticobasal-syndrome-due-to-a-progranulin-mutation
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Rossana Terlizzi, Maria Lucia Valentino, Anna Bartoletti-Stella, Marta Columbaro, Silvia Piras, Michelangelo Stanzani-Maserati, Marialuisa Quadri, Guido J Breedveld, Vincenzo Bonifati, Paolo Martinelli, Piero Parchi, Sabina Capellari
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May 22, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510312/the-midbrain-to-pons-ratio-distinguishes-progressive-supranuclear-palsy-from-non-fluent-primary-progressive-aphasias
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M Silsby, R Y Tweedie-Cullen, C R Murray, G M Halliday, J R Hodges, J R Burrell
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To determine the clinical utility of the midbrain-to-pons (M/P) ratio as a clinical biomarker of progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) in patients with non-fluent primary progressive aphasia syndromes. METHODS: Patients with PSP, progressive non-fluent aphasia (PNFA) and logopenic progressive aphasia (LPA) were recruited. Patients were diagnosed clinically, but pathological confirmation was available in a proportion of patients. Midbrain and pons areas were measured using Osirix Lite, a free DICOM viewer...
May 16, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507319/longitudinal-changes-of-tau-pet-imaging-in-relation-to-hypometabolism-in-prodromal-and-alzheimer-s-disease-dementia
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K Chiotis, L Saint-Aubert, E Rodriguez-Vieitez, A Leuzy, O Almkvist, I Savitcheva, M Jonasson, M Lubberink, A Wall, G Antoni, A Nordberg
The development of tau-specific positron emission tomography (PET) tracers allows imaging in vivo the regional load of tau pathology in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other tauopathies. Eighteen patients with baseline investigations enroled in a 17-month follow-up study, including 16 with AD (10 had mild cognitive impairment and a positive amyloid PET scan, that is, prodromal AD, and six had AD dementia) and two with corticobasal syndrome. All patients underwent PET scans with [(18)F]THK5317 (tau deposition) and [(18)F]FDG (glucose metabolism) at baseline and follow-up, neuropsychological assessment at baseline and follow-up and a scan with [(11)C]PIB (amyloid-β deposition) at baseline only...
May 16, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506438/prion-like-spreading-in-tauopathies
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REVIEW
Jacob I Ayers, Benoit I Giasson, David R Borchelt
Tau is a microtubule-associated protein that functions in regulating cytoskeleton dynamics, especially in neurons. Misfolded and aggregated forms of tau produce pathological structures in a number of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease (AD) and tauopathy dementias. These disorders can present with a sporadic etiology, such as in AD, or a familial etiology, such as in some cases of frontotemporal dementia with parkinsonism. Notably, the pathological features of tau pathology in these diseases can be very distinct...
April 13, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500752/which-ante-mortem-clinical-features-predict-progressive-supranuclear-palsy-pathology
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Gesine Respondek, Carolin Kurz, Thomas Arzberger, Yaroslau Compta, Elisabet Englund, Leslie W Ferguson, Ellen Gelpi, Armin Giese, David J Irwin, Wassilios G Meissner, Christer Nilsson, Alexander Pantelyat, Alex Rajput, John C van Swieten, Claire Troakes, Keith A Josephs, Anthony E Lang, Brit Mollenhauer, Ulrich Müller, Jennifer L Whitwell, Angelo Antonini, Kailash P Bhatia, Yvette Bordelon, Jean-Christophe Corvol, Carlo Colosimo, Richard Dodel, Murray Grossman, Jan Kassubek, Florian Krismer, Johannes Levin, Stefan Lorenzl, Huw Morris, Peter Nestor, Wolfgang H Oertel, Gil D Rabinovici, James B Rowe, Thilo van Eimeren, Gregor K Wenning, Adam Boxer, Lawrence I Golbe, Irene Litvan, Maria Stamelou, Günter U Höglinger
BACKGROUND: Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a neuropathologically defined disease presenting with a broad spectrum of clinical phenotypes. OBJECTIVE: To identify clinical features and investigations that predict or exclude PSP pathology during life, aiming at an optimization of the clinical diagnostic criteria for PSP. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of the literature published since 1996 to identify clinical features and investigations that may predict or exclude PSP pathology...
May 13, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486594/apathy-and-impulsivity-in-frontotemporal-lobar-degeneration-syndromes
#16
Claire J Lansdall, Ian T S Coyle-Gilchrist, P Simon Jones, Patricia Vázquez Rodríguez, Alicia Wilcox, Eileen Wehmann, Katrina M Dick, Trevor W Robbins, James B Rowe
Apathy and impulsivity are common and disabling consequences of frontotemporal lobar degeneration. They cause substantial carer distress, but their aetiology remains elusive. There are critical limitations to previous studies in this area including (i) the assessment of either apathy or impulsivity alone, despite their frequent co-existence; (ii) the assessment of behavioural changes within single diagnostic groups; and (iii) the use of limited sets of tasks or questions that relate to just one aspect of these multifactorial constructs...
June 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484383/when-playing-is-a-problem-an-atypical-case-of-alien-hand-syndrome-in-a-professional-pianist
#17
Arantxa Alfaro, Ángela Bernabeu, Francisco J Badesa, Nicolas García, Eduardo Fernández
Alien hand syndrome (AHS) is a neurological illness characterized by limb movements which are carried out without being aware of it. Many patients describe these movements as aggressive and some perceive a strong feeling of estrangement and go so far as to deny ownership. The sense of body ownership is the perception that parts of one's body pertain to oneself, despite it is moving or not and if movement is intentional or unintentional. These anomalous self-experiences may arise in patients with focal brain lesions and provide unique opportunities to disclose the neural components underlying self-body perception...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474385/disrupted-topological-organization-of-structural-networks-revealed-by-probabilistic-diffusion-tractography-in-tourette-syndrome-children
#18
Hongwei Wen, Yue Liu, Islem Rekik, Shengpei Wang, Jishui Zhang, Yue Zhang, Yun Peng, Huiguang He
Tourette syndrome (TS) is a childhood-onset neurobehavioral disorder. Although previous TS studies revealed structural abnormalities in distinct corticobasal ganglia circuits, the topological alterations of the whole-brain white matter (WM) structural networks remain poorly understood. Here, we used diffusion MRI probabilistic tractography and graph theoretical analysis to investigate the topological organization of WM networks in 44 drug-naive TS children and 41 age- and gender-matched healthy children. The WM networks were constructed by estimating inter-regional connectivity probability and the topological properties were characterized using graph theory...
May 5, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473694/accumulation-of-multiple-neurodegenerative-disease-related-proteins-in-familial-frontotemporal-lobar-degeneration-associated-with-granulin-mutation
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Masato Hosokawa, Hiromi Kondo, Geidy E Serrano, Thomas G Beach, Andrew C Robinson, David M Mann, Haruhiko Akiyama, Masato Hasegawa, Tetsuaki Arai
In 2006, mutations in the granulin gene were identified in patients with familial Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration. Granulin transcript haploinsufficiency has been proposed as a disease mechanism that leads to the loss of functional progranulin protein. Granulin mutations were initially found in tau-negative patients, though recent findings indicate that these mutations are associated with other neurodegenerative disorders with tau pathology, including Alzheimer's disease and corticobasal degeneration. Moreover, a reduction in progranulin in tau transgenic mice is associated with increasing tau accumulation...
May 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469972/a-wolf-in-sheep-s-clothing-an-alien-leg-in-corticobasal-syndrome
#20
Diana Angelika Olszewska, Allan McCarthy, Brian Murray, Brian Magennis, Sean Connolly, Tim Lynch
BACKGROUND: Alien limb phenomenon occurs in 50-60% of patients with corticobasal syndrome (CBS) and usually presents with an "alien hand" phenomenon. The "alien foot" presentation is rarer and may be misdiagnosed, as foot involvement can lead to erroneous localization of the clinical problem to the knee, hip, or back. Subsequently misdiagnoses such as myelopathy, radiculopathy, functional disorder, stiff leg syndrome, neuromyotonia, and painful leg moving toes syndrome may occur. CASE REPORT: We describe two patients with alien foot symptoms that resulted in multiple opinions from different specialists, multiple diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and delayed diagnosis...
2017: Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
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