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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142143/dha-supplementation-improves-cognitive-function-via-enhancing-a%C3%AE-mediated-autophagy-in-chinese-elderly-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial
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Yan-Ping Zhang, Yinyin Lou, Jing Hu, Rujuan Miao, Fei Ma
BACKGROUND: Higher docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) intake is inversely correlated with relative risk of Alzheimer's disease. The potential benefits of DHA supplementation in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) have not been fully examined. OBJECTIVE: Our study aimed to assess the effect of a 24-month DHA supplementation on cognitive function and amyloid beta (Aβ)-mediated autophagy in elderly subjects with MCI. METHODS: This was a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in Tianjin, China...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138799/lychee-seed-extract-protects-against-neuronal-injury-and-improves-cognitive-function-in-rats-with-type-ii-diabetes-mellitus-with-cognitive-impairment
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Yong Tang, Chonglin Yu, Jianming Wu, Haixia Chen, Yuan Zeng, Xiuling Wang, Le Yang, Qibing Mei, Shousong Cao, Dalian Qin
Lychee seed is a traditional Chinese medicine and has many beneficial effects such as modulation of blood sugar and lipids, antioxidation, antivirus and antitumor. Studies have indicated that type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) share common biological mechanisms including insulin resistance, impaired glucose metabolism, β‑amyloid (Aβ) formation, oxidative stress and presence of advanced glycation end products (AGEs). The present study investigated the effects of lychee seed extract (LSE) on neuroprotection, cognitive function improvement and possible underlying mechanisms in a rat model of T2DM with cognitive impairment...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138750/markers-of-alzheimer-s-disease-in-primary-visual-cortex-in-normal-aging-in-mice
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Luis Fernando Hernández-Zimbrón, Montserrat Perez-Hernández, Abigail Torres-Romero, Elisa Gorostieta-Salas, Roberto Gonzalez-Salinas, Rosario Gulias-Cañizo, Hugo Quiroz-Mercado, Edgar Zenteno
Aging is the principal risk factor for the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The hallmarks of AD are accumulation of the amyloid-β peptide 1-42 (Aβ42) and abnormal hyperphosphorylation of Tau (p-Tau) protein in different areas of the brain and, more recently reported, in the visual cortex. Recently, Aβ42 peptide overproduction has been involved in visual loss. Similar to AD, in normal aging, there is a significant amyloid deposition related to the overactivation of the aforementioned mechanisms. However, the mechanisms associated with visual loss secondary to age-induced visual cortex affectation are not completely understood...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134771/detection-of-%C3%AE-amyloid-by-sialic-acid-coated-bovine-serum-albumin-magnetic-nanoparticles-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Seyedmehdi Hossaini Nasr, Hovig Kouyoumdjian, Christiane Mallett, Sherif Ramadan, David C Zhu, Erik M Shapiro, Xuefei Huang
The accumulation and formation of β-amyloid (Aβ) plaques in the brain are distinctive pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Designing nanoparticle (NP) contrast agents capable of binding with Aβ highly selectively can potentially facilitate early detection of AD. However, a significant obstacle is the blood brain barrier (BBB), which can preclude the entrance of NPs into the brain for Aβ binding. In this work, bovine serum albumin (BSA) coated NPs are decorated with sialic acid (NP-BSAx -Sia) to overcome the challenges in Aβ imaging in vivo...
November 14, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132541/novel-treatment-strategies-using-tio2-nanowired-delivery-of-histaminergic-drugs-and-antibodies-to-tau-with-cerebrolysin-for-superior-neuroprotection-in-the-pathophysiology-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Aruna Sharma, Preeti K Menon, Ranjana Patnaik, Dafin F Muresanu, José V Lafuente, Z Ryan Tian, Asya Ozkizilcik, Rudy J Castellani, Herbert Mössler, Hari S Sharma
More than 5.5 million Americans of all ages are suffering from Alzheimer's disease (AD) till today for which no suitable therapy has been developed so far. Thus, there is an urgent need to explore novel therapeutic measures to contain brain pathology in AD. The hallmark of AD includes amyloid-beta peptide (AβP) deposition and phosphorylation of tau in AD brain. Recent evidences also suggest a marked decrease in neurotrophic factors in AD. Thus, exogenous supplement of neurotrophic factors could be one of the possible ways for AD therapy...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129626/clinical-significance-of-the-serum-biomarker-index-detection-in-children-with-henoch-schonlein-purpura
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Narangerel Purevdorj, Yun Mu, Yajun Gu, Fang Zheng, Ran Wang, Jinwei Yu, Xuguo Sun
OBJECTIVE: To explore a panel of serum biomarkers for laboratory diagnosis of pediatric Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP). METHODS: The blood white blood cells (WBC) and serum levels of serum amyloid A (SAA), interleukin 6 (IL-6), immunoglobulin A (IgA), immunoglobulin G (IgG), immunoglobulin M (IgM), immunoglobulin E (IgE), C-reactive protein (CRP), complement component 3 (C3), complement component 4 (C4), and ASO (anti-streptolysin O) were detected in 127 patients with Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP), 110 cases of septicemia patients, and 121 healthy volunteers...
November 9, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125490/plasma-proteomic-profiles-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-defined-alzheimer-s-disease-pathology-in-older-adults
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Loïc Dayon, Jérôme Wojcik, Antonio Núñez Galindo, John Corthésy, Ornella Cominetti, Aikaterini Oikonomidi, Hugues Henry, Eugenia Migliavacca, Gene L Bowman, Julius Popp
BACKGROUND: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers of the beta-amyloid and microtubule associated protein tau metabolism have proven the capacity to improve classification of subjects developing Alzheimer's disease (AD). The blood plasma proteome was characterized to further elaborate upon the mechanisms involved and identify proteins that may improve classification of older adults developing an AD dementia. OBJECTIVE: Identify and describe plasma protein expressions that best classify subjects with CSF-defined presence of AD pathology and cerebral amyloidosis...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125073/erythrocyte-associated-amyloid-%C3%AE-as-potential-biomarker-to-diagnose-dementia
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Michele Lauriola, Giulia Paroni, Filomena Ciccone, Grazia D Onofrio, Leandro Cascavilla, Francesco Paris, Carolina Gravina, Maria Urbano, Davide Seripa, Antonio Greco
BACKGROUND: Although it is well known that Alzheimer's disease (AD) is associated with the progressive accumulation of amyloid β-peptide (Aβ) in the human brain, its pathogenic role has yet to be completely clarified. Aβ moves from the blood-brain barrier to the plasma and an increased Aβ production in brain could be associated with higher Aβ concentrations in blood. A recent study has evaluated Aβ-40 and Aβ-42 levels in human red blood cells (RBCs) with evidence of age-dependent higher Aβ concentration in RBCs...
November 10, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118338/sialidase-inhibitors-attenuate-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-a-mouse-model
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Tejas R Karhadkar, Darrell Pilling, Nehemiah Cox, Richard H Gomer
Fibrosis involves increasing amounts of scar tissue appearing in a tissue, but what drives this is unclear. In fibrotic lesions in human and mouse lungs, we found extensive desialylation of glycoconjugates, and upregulation of sialidases. The fibrosis-associated cytokine TGF-β1 upregulates sialidases in human airway epithelium cells, lung fibroblasts, and immune system cells. Conversely, addition of sialidases to human peripheral blood mononuclear cells induces accumulation of extracellular TGF-β1, forming what appears to be a sialidase - TGF-β1 - sialidase positive feedback loop...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115521/high%C3%A2-cholesterol-diet-results-in-elevated-amyloid%C3%A2-%C3%AE-and-oxysterols-in-rats
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Quanri Liu, Yu An, Weiwei Ma, Lingli Feng, Chao Wang, Yanhui Lu, Rong Xiao
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of diet cholesterol on oxysterol levels and amyloid‑β (Aβ) production in the peripheral blood and the brains of Sprague‑Dawley (SD) rats. SD rats were randomly divided into five groups and fed 0.015, 0.05, 0.2, 0.5 and 1.6% cholesterol‑containing diets for 8 weeks. The effect of the different diets on the levels of cholesterol, oxysterols [including 27‑hydroxycholesterol (OHC), 24S‑OHC, 7α‑OHC and 7β‑OHC], and the Aβ1‑40 and Aβ1‑42 peptides were examined in the plasma and the brain of the rats...
November 7, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115353/lysophosphatidylcholine-modulates-the-aggregation-of-human-islet-amyloid-polypeptide
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Yanting Xing, Emily H Pilkington, Miaoyi Wang, Cameron J Nowell, Aleksandr Kakinen, Yunxiang Sun, Bo Wang, Thomas P Davis, Feng Ding, Pu Chun Ke
Amyloid aggregation of human islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP) is a hallmark of type 2 diabetes (T2D), a metabolic disease and a global epidemic. Although IAPP is synthesized in pancreatic β-cells, its fibrils and plaques are found in the extracellular space indicating a causative transmembrane process. Numerous biophysical studies have revealed that cell membranes as well as model lipid vesicles promote the aggregation of amyloid-β (associated with Alzheimer's), α-synuclein (associated with Parkinson's) and IAPP, through electrostatic and hydrophobic interactions between the proteins/peptides and lipid membranes...
November 8, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113362/plga-nanoparticles-modified-with-a-bbb-penetrating-peptide-co-delivering-a%C3%AE-generation-inhibitor-and-curcumin-attenuate-memory-deficits-and-neuropathology-in-alzheimer-s-disease-mice
#12
Na Huang, Shuai Lu, Xiao-Ge Liu, Jie Zhu, Yu-Jiong Wang, Rui-Tian Liu
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, characterized by the formation of extracellular senile plaques and neuronal loss caused by amyloid β (Aβ) aggregates in the brains of AD patients. Conventional strategies failed to treat AD in clinical trials, partly due to the poor solubility, low bioavailability and ineffectiveness of the tested drugs to cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Moreover, AD is a complex, multifactorial neurodegenerative disease; one-target strategies may be insufficient to prevent the processes of AD...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111270/4-substituted-sampangine-derivatives-novel-acetylcholinesterase-and-%C3%AE-myloid-aggregation-inhibitors
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Ke-Lin Chen, Ling Gan, Zhen-Hua Wu, Jin-Fang Qin, Wen-Xia Liao, Huang Tang
A series of 4- substituted sampangine derivatives (4-aminoalkylaminosampangine Ar-NH(CH2)nNR1R2) has been designed, synthesized, and tested for their ability to inhibit acetylcholinesterase (AChE), butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) and β-myloid (Aβ) aggregation. The synthetic compounds exhibited high AChE inhibitory activity and a significant in vitro inhibitory potency toward the self-induced Aβ aggregation. While, treatment of SH-SY5Y cells overexpressing the Swedish mutant form of human β-amyloid precursor protein (APPsw) with derivatives was associated with significant reduction of Aβ42 secretion levels...
October 27, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107850/inflammatory-markers-in-dependence-on-the-plasma-concentration-of-37-fatty-acids-after-the-coronary-stent-implantation
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Jiří Handl, Milan Meloun, Vladimíra Mužáková
Using the regression model building the relationships between the concentration of 37 fatty acids of blood plasma phospholipids of 41 patients with coronary artery disease after coronary stent implantation, the inflammatory response and oxidative stress markers were estimated. The dynamics of the inflammatory response and the oxidative stress was indicated by measuring plasma concentrations of highly sensitive C-reactive protein, interleukin-6, serum amyloid A and malondialdehyde before, 24h after stent implantation...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106980/pericyte-implantation-in-the-brain-enhances-cerebral-blood-flow-and-reduces-amyloid-%C3%AE-pathology-in-amyloid-model-mice
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Masaya Tachibana, Yu Yamazaki, Chia-Chen Liu, Guojun Bu, Takahisa Kanekiyo
Pericytes are a major component of cerebrovasculature playing a key role in maintaining cerebrovascular homeostasis. These cells have also been suggested to regulate brain metabolism of amyloid-β (Aβ), disturbances of which are believed to contribute to the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). To examine the effects of pericytes on brain Aβ metabolism, C3H/10T1/2 mouse mesenchymal stem cells were differentiated into pericytes and stereotaxically injected into the brains of amyloid AD model APP/PS1 mice at the age of 18 to 20months...
October 26, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102139/short-communication-supplementation-of-colostrum-and-milk-with-5-hydroxy-l-tryptophan-affects-immune-factors-but-not-growth-performance-in-newborn-calves
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Lorenzo E Hernández-Castellano, Ranya Özçelik, Laura L Hernandez, Rupert M Bruckmaier
In ruminants, colostrum is the main source of immunoglobulins for the newborn animal, conferring immune protection until the immune system becomes active and able to synthesize its own immunoglobulins. Serotonin (5-HT), a biogenic amine derived from tryptophan, has stimulatory effects on many physiological processes, including components of the innate (mastocytes, eosinophils, and natural killer cells) and adaptive (T and B lymphocytes) immune systems. Based on the known effects of 5-HT on the immune system, we hypothesized that increased concentrations of 5-HT, through administration of its precursor 5-hydroxy-l-tryptophan (5-HTP), may positively affect development of the calf's immune system and therefore support health and growth performance during the first weeks of life...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081441/amyloidosis-inducing-activity-of-blood-cells-in-mouse-aapoaii-amyloidosis
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Xin Ding, Yingye Liu, Mu Yang, Lin Li, Hiroki Miyahara, Jian Dai, Zhe Xu, Kiyoshi Matsumoto, Masayuki Mori, Keiichi Higuchi, Jinko Sawashita
Mouse senile amyloidosis is a disorder in which apolipoprotein A-II (APOA2) deposits as amyloid fibrils (AApoAII) in many organs. We previously reported that AApoAII amyloidosis can be transmitted by feces, milk, saliva and muscle originating from mice with amyloid deposition. In this study, the ability of blood components to transmit amyloidosis was evaluated in our model system. Blood samples were collected from SAMR1.SAMP1-Apoa2(c) amyloid-laden or amyloidosis-negative mice. The samples were fractionated into plasma, white blood cell (WBC) and red blood cell (RBC) fractions...
October 30, 2017: Experimental Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080764/haptoglobin-and-serum-amyloid-a-concentrations-and-their-relationship-with-oocyst-count-in-neonatal-lambs-experimentally-infected-with-cryptosporidium-parvum
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Ceren Dinler, Bulent Ulutas, Huseyin Voyvoda, Pinar Alkim Ulutas, Kerem Ural, Tulin Karagenc
This study aimed to evaluate the acute phase response (APR) through haptoglobin (Hp) and serum amyloid A (SAA) concentrations in serum and to examine the correlation between these acute phase proteins (APPs) and oocyst shedding using experimental Cryptosporidium parvum (C. parvum) infection model in neonatal lambs. Twenty lambs were divided into two equal groups: group CON remained uninfected as negative control and lambs of the group EXP were inoculated orally with 1×10(6)C. parvum oocysts. Blood and faecal samples were obtained from both groups before colostrum intake and prior to inoculation (day-1), and at 2, 6, 13, and 20days post-inoculation (dpi)...
November 30, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076399/cerebrospinal-fluid-and-blood-biomarkers-for-neurodegenerative-dementias-an-update-of-the-consensus-of-the-task-force-on-biological-markers-in-psychiatry-of-the-world-federation-of-societies-of-biological-psychiatry
#19
Piotr Lewczuk, Peter Riederer, Sid E O'Bryant, Marcel M Verbeek, Bruno Dubois, Pieter Jelle Visser, Kurt A Jellinger, Sebastiaan Engelborghs, Alfredo Ramirez, Lucilla Parnetti, Clifford R Jack, Charlotte E Teunissen, Harald Hampel, Alberto Lleó, Frank Jessen, Lidia Glodzik, Mony J de Leon, Anne M Fagan, José Luis Molinuevo, Willemijn J Jansen, Bengt Winblad, Leslie M Shaw, Ulf Andreasson, Markus Otto, Brit Mollenhauer, Jens Wiltfang, Martin R Turner, Inga Zerr, Ron Handels, Alexander G Thompson, Gunilla Johansson, Natalia Ermann, John Q Trojanowski, Ilker Karaca, Holger Wagner, Patrick Oeckl, Linda van Waalwijk van Doorn, Maria Bjerke, Dimitrios Kapogiannis, H Bea Kuiperij, Lucia Farotti, Yi Li, Brian A Gordon, Stéphane Epelbaum, Stephanie J B Vos, Catharina J M Klijn, William E Van Nostrand, Carolina Minguillon, Matthias Schmitz, Carla Gallo, Andrea Lopez Mato, Florence Thibaut, Simone Lista, Daniel Alcolea, Henrik Zetterberg, Kaj Blennow, Johannes Kornhuber
In the 12 years since the publication of the first Consensus Paper of the WFSBP on biomarkers of neurodegenerative dementias, enormous advancement has taken place in the field, and the Task Force takes now the opportunity to extend and update the original paper. New concepts of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and the conceptual interactions between AD and dementia due to AD were developed, resulting in two sets for diagnostic/research criteria. Procedures for pre-analytical sample handling, biobanking, analyses and post-analytical interpretation of the results were intensively studied and optimised...
October 27, 2017: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070909/a-blood-based-biomarker-panel-indicates-il-10-and-il-12-23p40-are-jointly-associated-as-predictors-of-%C3%AE-amyloid-load-in-an-ad-cohort
#20
Steve Pedrini, Veer B Gupta, Eugene Hone, James Doecke, Sid O'Bryant, Ian James, Ashley I Bush, Christopher C Rowe, Victor L Villemagne, David Ames, Colin L Masters, Ralph N Martins
Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, characterised by extracellular amyloid deposition as plaques and intracellular neurofibrillary tangles of tau protein. As no current clinical test can diagnose individuals at risk of developing AD, the aim of this project is to evaluate a blood-based biomarker panel to identify individuals who carry this risk. We analysed the levels of 22 biomarkers in clinically classified healthy controls (HC), mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's participants from the well characterised Australian Imaging, Biomarker and Lifestyle (AIBL) study of aging...
October 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
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