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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819811/circulating-extracellular-vesicles-in-the-aging-process-impact-of-aerobic-exercise
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Karine Bertoldi, Laura Reck Cechinel, Bruna Schallenberger, Giana Blume Corssac, Samuel Davies, Irene Clemes Külkamp Guerreiro, Adriane Belló-Klein, Alex Sander R Araujo, Ionara Rodrigues Siqueira
Our aim was to investigate transitory and delayed exercise effects on serum extracellular vesicles (EVs) in aging process. Male Wistar rats of 3-, 21-, and 26-month old were allocated into exercised and sedentary groups. The exercise protocol consisted in a daily moderate treadmill exercise (20 min daily during 2 weeks). Trunk blood was collected 1 and 18 h after the last exercise session, and circulating EVs were obtained. CD63 levels and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity were used as markers of exosome, a subtype of EVs...
August 17, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816110/reduced-beta-amyloid-sensitivity-for-platelet-monocyte-aggregates-in-edta-blood-of-alzheimer-patients
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Michaela Defrancesco, Josef Marksteiner, Christian Humpel
Alzheimer´s disease (AD) is a severe neurodegenerative brain disorder characterized by beta-amyloid plaques, Tau pathology, inflammation, neurodegeneration, and cerebrovascular dysfunction. Besides that, alterations in monocytes and platelets have been reported in the blood of Alzheimer patients. In the present study, we measured circulating levels of platelet-monocyte aggregates in EDTA blood of cognitively healthy participants and 40 AD patients, and examined their changes induced by stimulation with beta-amyloid peptides...
August 17, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815614/resveratrol-for-alzheimer-s-disease
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REVIEW
Christine Sawda, Charbel Moussa, R Scott Turner
The amyloid hypothesis suggests that the progressive accumulation and deposition of central nervous system (CNS) amyloid with aging is the proximate cause of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Thus, targeting molecular mechanisms of aging may be a viable treatment approach. Caloric restriction prevents diseases of aging, including AD, in animal models, perhaps by activation of sirtuins. The sirtuins (e.g., mammalian SIRT1) are deacetylases that link energy balance (NAD(+) /NADH) to regulation of gene transcription. Resveratrol is a potent activator of SIRT1, and thus may mimic caloric restriction to prevent diseases of aging...
August 16, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814675/retinal-amyloid-pathology-and-proof-of-concept-imaging-trial-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Yosef Koronyo, David Biggs, Ernesto Barron, David S Boyer, Joel A Pearlman, William J Au, Shawn J Kile, Austin Blanco, Dieu-Trang Fuchs, Adeel Ashfaq, Sally Frautschy, Gregory M Cole, Carol A Miller, David R Hinton, Steven R Verdooner, Keith L Black, Maya Koronyo-Hamaoui
BACKGROUND: Noninvasive detection of Alzheimer's disease (AD) with high specificity and sensitivity can greatly facilitate identification of at-risk populations for earlier, more effective intervention. AD patients exhibit a myriad of retinal pathologies, including hallmark amyloid β-protein (Aβ) deposits. METHODS: Burden, distribution, cellular layer, and structure of retinal Aβ plaques were analyzed in flat mounts and cross sections of definite AD patients and controls (n = 37)...
August 17, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812438/acute-formaldehyde-exposure-induced-early-alzheimer-like-changes-in-mouse-brain
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Xudong Liu, Yuchao Zhang, Ruliu Wu, Meng Ye, Yuqing Zhao, Jun Kang, Ping Ma, Jinquan Li, Xu Yang
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a serious, common, global disease, yet its etiology and pathogenesis are incompletely understood. Although an association between AD and exposure to air pollutants has been discussed, the effects of pollutants on the functioning of the brain remain unclear. The indoor environment is where exposure to formaldehyde (FA) can occur. Whether exposure to FA contributes to the development of AD needs to be investigated. To determine the objective, C57BL/6 mice were exposed daily to FA (0, 0...
August 16, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812126/myocardial-iodine-concentration-measurement-using-dual-energy-computed-tomography-for-the-diagnosis-of-cardiac-amyloidosis-a-pilot-study
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Virgile Chevance, Thibaud Damy, Vania Tacher, François Legou, Fourat Ridouani, Alain Luciani, Hicham Kobeiter, Alain Rahmouni, Jean-François Deux
OBJECTIVE: To measure myocardium iodine concentration (MIC) in patients with cardiac amyloidosis (CA) using dual-energy computed tomography (DECT). METHODS: Twenty-two patients with CA, 13 with non-amyloid hypertrophic cardiomyopathies (CH) and 10 control patients were explored with pre-contrast, arterial and 5-minute DECT acquisition (Iomeprol; 1.5 mL/kg). Inter-ventricular septum (IVS) thickness, blood pool iodine concentration (BPIC), MIC (mg/mL), iodine ratio and extra-cellular volume (ECV) were calculated...
August 10, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811138/intermittent-hypoxia-training-powerful-non-invasive-cerebroprotection-against-ethanol-withdrawal-excitotoxicity
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REVIEW
Marianna E Jung, Robert T Mallet
Ethanol intoxication and withdrawal exact a devastating toll on the central nervous system. Abrupt ethanol withdrawal provokes massive release of the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate, which over-activates its postsynaptic receptors, causing intense Ca(2+) loading, p38 mitogen activated protein kinase activation and oxidative stress, culminating in ATP depletion, mitochondrial injury, amyloid β deposition and neuronal death. Collectively, these mechanisms produce neurocognitive and sensorimotor dysfunction that discourages continued abstinence...
August 12, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810189/hydroxy-substituted-trans-cinnamoyl-derivatives-as-multifunctional-tools-in-the-context-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#8
Angela De Simone, Manuela Bartolini, Andrea Baschieri, Kim Y P Apperley, Huan Huan Chen, Melissa Guardigni, Serena Montanari, Tereza Kobrlova, Ondrej Soukup, Luca Valgimigli, Vincenza Andrisano, Jeffrey W Keillor, Manuela Basso, Andrea Milelli
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a multifactorial pathology that requires multifaceted agents able to address its peculiar nature. In recent years, a plethora of proteins and biochemical pathways has been proposed as possible targets to counteract neurotoxicity. Although the complex scenario is not completely elucidated, close relationships are emerging among some of these actors. In particular, increasing evidence has shown that aggregation of amyloid beta (Aβ), glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK-3β) and oxidative stress are strictly interconnected and their concomitant modulation may have a positive and synergic effect in contrasting AD-related impairments...
July 25, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804999/diversity-of-astroglial-responses-across-human-neurodegenerative-disorders-and-brain-aging
#9
Isidro Ferrer
Astrogliopathy refers to alterations of astrocytes occurring in diseases of the nervous system, and it implies the involvement of astrocytes as key elements in the pathogenesis and pathology of diseases and injuries of the central nervous system. Reactive astrocytosis refers to the response of astrocytes to different insults to the nervous system, whereas astrocytopathy indicates hypertrophy, atrophy/degeneration and loss of function and pathological remodeling occurring as a primary cause of a disease or as a factor contributing to the development and progression of a particular disease...
September 2017: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801077/myocardial-amyloid-quantification-with-look-locker-magnetic-resonance-sequence-in-cardiac-amyloidosis-diagnostic-accuracy-in-clinical-practice-and-histological-validation
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Eduardo Pozo, Jose M Castellano, Anubhav Kanwar, Rajiv Deochand, Mireia Castillo-Martin, Pablo Pazos-López, Carlos González-Lengua, Keren Osman, Matthew Cham, Carlos Cordon-Cardo, Jagat Narula, Valentin Fuster, Javier Sanz
BACKGROUND: Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) has demonstrated its utility in the non-invasive diagnosis of cardiac amyloidosis (CA). Our aim was to evaluate the ability of standard Look-Locker sequences to quantify amyloid deposition in CA. METHODS AND RESULTS: Consecutive patients referred for CMR for possible CA were retrospectively evaluated. Positive cardiac biopsy and/or typical pattern of late gadolinium enhancement were required for the diagnosis of CA. Post-contrast T1 values were obtained from Look-Locker sequences, and correlated with markers of severity of disease and major events...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800459/novel-cinnamamide-dibenzylamine-hybrids-potent-neurogenic-agents-with-antioxidant-cholinergic-and-neuroprotective-properties-as-innovative-drugs-for-alzheimer-s-disease
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Jin Wang, Pei Cai, Xue-Lian Yang, Fan Li, Jia-Jia Wu, Ling-Yi Kong, Xiao-Bing Wang
By using fragments endowed with interesting and complementary properties for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD), a novel series of cinnamamide-dibenzylamine hybrids have been designed, synthesized, and evaluated biologically. In vitro assay indicated that most of the target compounds exhibited a significant ability to inhibit ChEs, strong potency inhibitory of self-induced β-amyloid (Aβ) aggregation and to act as potential antioxidants and biometal chelators. A Lineweaver-Burk plot and molecular modeling study showed that compound 7f targeted both the CAS and PAS of AChE...
August 1, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800326/intracerebroventricular-streptozotocin-induces-obesity-and-dementia-in-lewis-rats-rat-model-of-dementia-associated-with-obesity
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Konstantin Bloch, Irit Gil-Ad, Alexey Vanichkin, Shay Henry Hornfeld, Nickolay Koroukhov, Michal Taler, Pnina Vardi, Abraham Weizman
BACKGROUND: Animal models of dementia associated with metabolic abnormalities play an important role in understanding the bidirectional relationships between these pathologies. Rodent strains develop cognitive dysfunctions without alteration of peripheral metabolism following intracerebroventricular administration of streptozotocin (icv-STZ). OBJECTIVE: We aimed to estimate the effect of icv-STZ on cognitive functions and peripheral metabolism in Lewis rats, which are rarely used for the induction of cognitive abnormalities...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
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/28797721/intact-blood-brain-barrier-transport-of-small-molecular-drugs-in-animal-models-of-amyloid-beta-and-alpha-synuclein-pathology
#14
Sofia Gustafsson, Veronica Lindström, Martin Ingelsson, Margareta Hammarlund-Udenaes, Stina Syvänen
Pathophysiological impairment of the neurovascular unit, including the integrity and dynamics of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), has been denoted both a cause and consequence of neurodegenerative diseases. Pathological impact on BBB drug delivery has also been debated. The aim of the present study was to investigate BBB drug transport, by determining the unbound brain-to-plasma concentration ratio (Kp,uu,brain), in aged AβPP-transgenic mice, α-synuclein transgenic mice, and wild type mice. Mice were dosed with a cassette of five compounds, including digoxin, levofloxacin (1 mg/kg, s...
August 5, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792609/egcg-attenuates-fe-iii-induced-conformational-transition-of-%C3%AE-synuclein-and-protects-as-pc12-cells-against-fe-iii-induced-death
#15
Juan Zhao, Lihui Xu, Qingnan Liang, Qing Sun, Congheng Chen, Yuan Zhang, Yu Ding, Ping Zhou
The fibrillation and aggregation of α-synuclein (AS), along with the conformational transition from random coil to β-sheet, are the critical steps in the development of Parkinson's disease (PD). It is acknowledged that iron accumulation in the brain may lead to the fibrillation of AS. However, (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) can penetrate the blood-brain barrier, chelate metal ions and inhibit the fibrillation of amyloid proteins. Therefore, EGCG is warranted to be investigated for its potential to cure amyloid-related diseases...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790893/brain-and-peripheral-atypical-inflammatory-mediators-potentiate-neuroinflammation-and-neurodegeneration
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REVIEW
Duraisamy Kempuraj, Ramasamy Thangavel, Govindhasamy P Selvakumar, Smita Zaheer, Mohammad E Ahmed, Sudhanshu P Raikwar, Haris Zahoor, Daniyal Saeed, Prashant A Natteru, Shankar Iyer, Asgar Zaheer
Neuroinflammatory response is primarily a protective mechanism in the brain. However, excessive and chronic inflammatory responses can lead to deleterious effects involving immune cells, brain cells and signaling molecules. Neuroinflammation induces and accelerates pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD), Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Multiple sclerosis (MS). Neuroinflammatory pathways are indicated as novel therapeutic targets for these diseases. Mast cells are immune cells of hematopoietic origin that regulate inflammation and upon activation release many proinflammatory mediators in systemic and central nervous system (CNS) inflammatory conditions...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790139/islet-amyloid-deposits-preferentially-in-the-highly-functional-and-most-blood-perfused-islets
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Sara Ullsten, Sara Bohman, Marie E Oskarsson, K Peter R Nilsson, Gunilla Westermark, Per-Ola Carlsson
Islet amyloid and beta cell death in type 2 diabetes are heterogeneous events, where some islets are affected early in the disease process whereas others remain visibly unaffected. This study investigated the possibility that inter-islet functional and vascular differences may explain the propensity for amyloid accumulation in certain islets. Highly blood perfused islets were identified by microspheres in human islet amyloid polypeptide expressing mice fed a high-fat diet for three or 10 months. These highly blood perfused islets had better glucose-stimulated insulin secretion capacity than other islets, and developed more amyloid deposits after 10 months of high-fat diet...
August 8, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782443/cerebral-a%C3%AE-40-and-systemic-hypertension
#18
Hannah M Tayler, Jennifer C Palmer, Taya L Thomas, Patrick G Kehoe, Julian Fr Paton, Seth Love
Mid-life hypertension and cerebral hypoperfusion may be preclinical abnormalities in people who later develop Alzheimer's disease. Although accumulation of amyloid-beta (Aβ) is characteristic of Alzheimer's disease and is associated with upregulation of the vasoconstrictor peptide endothelin-1 within the brain, it is unclear how this affects systemic arterial pressure. We have investigated whether infusion of Aβ40 into ventricular cerebrospinal fluid modulates blood pressure in the Dahl salt-sensitive rat...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780367/differential-effects-of-blood-insulin-and-hba1c-on-cerebral-amyloid-burden-and-neurodegeneration-in-nondiabetic-cognitively-normal-older-adults
#19
Min Soo Byun, Hyun Jung Kim, Dahyun Yi, Hyo Jung Choi, Hyewon Baek, Jun Ho Lee, Young Min Choe, Bo Kyung Sohn, Jun-Young Lee, Younghwa Lee, Hyunwoong Ko, Yu Kyeong Kim, Yun-Sang Lee, Chul-Ho Sohn, Jong Inn Woo, Dong Young Lee
We tested the hypothesis that lower insulin or higher glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels in blood are associated with increased cerebral beta amyloid (Aβ) deposition and neurodegeneration in nondiabetic cognitively normal (CN) older adults. A total of 205 nondiabetic CN older adults underwent comprehensive clinical assessment, [(11)C]Pittsburgh compound B (PiB)-positron emission tomography (PET), [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose-PET, magnetic resonance imaging, and blood sampling for fasting insulin and HbA1c measurement...
July 20, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780149/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-quinazolinone-based-hydrazones-with-potential-use-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#20
Zahra Haghighijoo, Omidreza Firuzi, Bahram Hemmateenejad, Saeed Emami, Najmeh Edraki, Ramin Miri
Discovering multifunctional agents for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is an attractive therapeutic approach. BACE1 (β-site amyloid precursor protein cleaving enzyme 1) inhibitors may play a pivotal role in treating AD. Therefore, the discovery of novel non-peptide BACE1 inhibitors with desirable blood brain barrier permeability is a favorable approach for treatment. Moreover, the antioxidant potential of a drug could serve as an added value for designing dual-acting therapeutic agents. Here, we report the design, synthesis and biological evaluation of quinazolinone-hydrazone derivatives as new multi-target candidates for the treatment of AD...
July 25, 2017: Bioorganic Chemistry
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