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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793077/fmri-classification-method-with-multiple-feature-fusion-based-on-minimum-spanning-tree-analysis
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Hao Guo, Pengpeng Yan, Chen Cheng, Yao Li, Junjie Chen, Yong Xu, Jie Xiang
Resting state functional brain networks have been widely studied in brain disease research. Conventional network analysis methods are hampered by differences in network size, density and normalization. Minimum spanning tree (MST) analysis has been recently suggested to ameliorate these limitations. Moreover, common MST analysis methods involve calculating quantifiable attributes and selecting these attributes as features in the classification. However, a disadvantage of these methods is that information about the topology of the network is not fully considered, limiting further improvement of classification performance...
May 21, 2018: Psychiatry research. Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792955/fisetin-alleviates-oxidative-stress-after-traumatic-brain-injury-via-the-nrf2-are-pathway
#2
Li Zhang, Handong Wang, Yali Zhou, Yihao Zhu, Maoxin Fei
Fisetin, a natural flavonoid, has neuroprotection properties in many brain injury models. However, its role in traumatic brain injury (TBI) has not been fully explained. In the present study, we aimed to explore the neuroprotective effects of fisetin in a mouse model of TBI. We found that fisetin improved neurological function, reduced cerebral edema, attenuated brain lesion and ameliorated blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption after TBI. Moreover, the up-regulation of malondialdehyde (MDA) and the activity of glutathione peroxidase (GPx) were reversed by fisetin treatment...
May 21, 2018: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792953/protective-effect-of-s-nitrosoglutathione-administration-against-hyperglycemia-induced-disruption-of-blood-brain-barrier-is-mediated-by-alterations-in-tight-junction-proteins-and-cell-adhesion-molecules
#3
Aanchal Aggarwal, Inderjit Singh, Rajat Sandhir
Diabetes is associated with increased blood brain barrier (BBB) permeability resulting in neurological deficits. The present study investigated the role of S-nitrosoglutathione (GSNO) on tight junction proteins and cell adhesion molecules in streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice. Diabetes was induced by intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin (40 mg/kg body weight) for 5 days in mice. GSNO was administered daily (100 μg/kg body weight, orally) for 8 weeks after the induction of diabetes. A significant decline was observed in the cognitive ability of diabetic animals assessed using radial arm maze test...
May 21, 2018: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792878/deoxyelephantopin-ameliorates-lipopolysaccharides-lps-induced-memory-impairments-in-rats-evidence-for-its-anti-neuroinflammatory-properties
#4
Shathiswaran N Andy, Vijayapandi Pandy, Zazali Alias, Habsah Abdul Kadir
AIM: Neuroinflammation is a critical pathogenic mechanism of most neurodegenerative disorders especially, Alzheimer's disease (AD). Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) are known to induce neuroinflammation which is evident from significant upsurge of pro-inflammatory mediators in in vitro BV-2 microglial cells and in vivo animal models. In present study, we investigated anti-neuroinflammatory properties of deoxyelephantopin (DET) isolated from Elephantopus scaber in LPS-induced neuroinflammatory rat model...
May 21, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792868/ah6809-decreases-production-of-inflammatory-mediators-by-pge-2-ep2-camp-signaling-pathway-in-an-experimentally-induced-pure-cerebral-concussion-in-rats
#5
Ping Li, Hongyan Jiang, Haiying Wu, Deye Wu, Hengxi Li, Jianyun Yu, Jianghua Lai
Increasing evidence suggests that PGE2 metabolic pathway is involved in pathological changes of the secondary brain injury after traumatic brain injury. However, the underlying mechanisms, in particular, the correlation between various key enzymes and the brain injury, has remained to be fully explored. More specifically, it remains to be ascertained whether AH6809 (an EP2 receptor antagonist) would interfere with the downstream of the PGE2 , regulate the inflammatory mediators and improve neuronal damage in the hippocampus by PGE2 - EP2 - cAMP signaling pathway...
May 21, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792848/subthalamic-nucleus-deep-brain-stimulation-protects-neurons-by-activating-autophagy-via-pp2a-inactivation-in-a-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#6
Ting-Ting Du, Ying-Chuan Chen, Yong-Quan Lu, Fan-Gang Meng, Hui Yang, Jian-Guo Zhang
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) is an effective therapeutic strategy for alleviating disability in patients with moderate to severe Parkinson's disease (PD). Preclinical studies have shown that stimulation of the rat STN can protect against nigral dopaminergic neuron loss. However, the underlying mechanism is unclear. To investigate the molecular basis of the neuroprotective effects of STN stimulation, a rat model of PD was established by unilaterally injecting 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) into the striatum...
May 21, 2018: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792594/an-nmdar-positive-and-negative-allosteric-modulator-series-share-a-binding-site-and-are-interconverted-by-methyl-groups
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Riley Perszyk, Brooke M Katzman, Hirofumi Kusumoto, Steven A Kell, Matthew P Epplin, Yesim A Tahirovic, Rhonda L Moore, David Menaldino, Pieter Burger, Dennis C Liotta, Stephen F Traynelis
N-methyl-d-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) are an important receptor in the brain and have been implicated in multiple neurological disorders. Many non-selective NMDAR-targeting drugs are poorly tolerated, leading to efforts to target NMDAR subtypes to improve the therapeutic index. We describe here a series of negative allosteric NMDAR modulators with submaximal inhibition at saturating concentrations. Modest changes to the chemical structure interconvert negative and positive modulation. All modulators share the ability to enhance agonist potency and are use-dependent, requiring the binding of both agonists before modulators act with high potency...
May 24, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792569/the-relationship-between-suicidal-responses-and-traumatic-brain-injury-and-severe-insomnia-in-active-duty-veteran-and-civilian-populations
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Kelly A Soberay, Jetta E Hanson, Megan Dwyer, E Ashby Plant, Peter M Gutierrez
OBJECTIVE: This study examined how a positive traumatic brain injury (TBI) screening and insomnia severity relates to suicidal outcomes across active duty, veteran, and civilian samples. METHODS: Data were used from 3,993 participants from 19 studies. We conducted a series of analyses by group to identify which significantly differed on the variables of interest. RESULTS: TBI and insomnia each had independent relationships with outcomes over and above the impact of the other factor...
May 24, 2018: Archives of Suicide Research: Official Journal of the International Academy for Suicide Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792533/efficacy-of-the-resilience-and-adjustment-intervention-after-traumatic-brain-injury-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#9
Jeffrey S Kreutzer, Jennifer H Marwitz, Adam P Sima, Ana Mills, Nancy H Hsu, Herman R Lukow
OBJECTIVE: Examine a psychoeducational and skill-building intervention's effectiveness for individuals after traumatic brain injury (TBI), using a two-arm, parallel, randomized, controlled trial with wait-listed control. METHODS: The Resilience and Adjustment Intervention (RAI) targets adjustment challenges and emphasizes education, skill-building and psychological support. Overall, 160 outpatients were randomly assigned to a treatment or wait-list control (WLC) group...
May 24, 2018: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792360/newer-human-inosine-5-monophosphate-dehydrogenase-2-himpdh2-inhibitors-as-potential-anticancer-agents
#10
Chetan P Shah, Prashant S Kharkar
Human inosine 5'-monophosphate dehydrogenase 2 (hIMPDH2), being an age-old target, has attracted attention recently for anticancer drug development. Mycophenolic acid (MPA), a well-known immunosuppressant drug, was used a lead structure to design and develop modestly potent and selective analogues. The steep structure-activity relationship (SAR) requirements of the lead molecule left little scope to synthesise newer analogues. Here, newer MPA amides were designed, synthesised and evaluated for hIMPDH2 inhibition and cellular efficacy in breast, prostate and glioblastoma cell lines...
December 2018: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792164/a-case-report-of-reversible-generalized-seizures-in-a-patient-with-waardenburg-syndrome-associated-with-a-novel-nonsense-mutation-in-the-penultimate-exon-of-sox10
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Noriomi Suzuki, Hideki Mutai, Fuyuki Miya, Tatsuhiko Tsunoda, Hiroshi Terashima, Noriko Morimoto, Tatsuo Matsunaga
BACKGROUND: Waardenburg syndrome type 1 (WS1) can be distinguished from Waardenburg syndrome type 2 (WS2) by the presence of dystopia canthorum. About 96% of WS1 are due to PAX3 mutations, and SOX10 mutations have been reported in 15% of WS2. CASE PRESENTATION: This report describes a patient with WS1 who harbored a novel SOX10 nonsense mutation (c.652G > T, p.G218*) in exon 3 which is the penultimate exon. The patient had mild prodromal neurological symptoms that were followed by severe attacks of generalized seizures associated with delayed myelination of the brain...
May 23, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791914/atlas-independent-electrophysiological-mapping-of-the-optimal-locus-of-subthalamic-deep-brain-stimulation-for-the-motor-symptoms-of-parkinson-disease
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Erin C Conrad, James M Mossner, Kelvin L Chou, Parag G Patil
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) improves motor symptoms of Parkinson disease (PD). However, motor outcomes can be variable, perhaps due to inconsistent positioning of the active contact relative to an unknown optimal locus of stimulation. Here, we determine the optimal locus of STN stimulation in a geometrically unconstrained, mathematically precise, and atlas-independent manner, using Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) motor outcomes and an electrophysiological neuronal stimulation model...
May 23, 2018: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791869/ghrelin-and-the-heart
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Takeshi Tokudome, Kentaro Otani, Mikiya Miyazato, Kenji Kangawa
Ghrelin, a growth hormone-releasing peptide that was first discovered in the stomach of rats in 1999, is an endogenous ligand of growth hormone secretagogue receptor. Ghrelin exerts its potent growth hormone-releasing and orexigenic activities by binding to specific receptors in the brain. Subsequent studies showed that ghrelin participates in the regulation of diverse processes, including energy balance, body weight maintenance, and glucose and fat metabolism, and demonstrated that ghrelin is beneficial for treatment of cardiac diseases...
May 20, 2018: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790899/advances-in-the-systemic-treatment-of-melanoma-brain-metastases
#14
I C Glitza Oliva, G Schvartsman, H Tawbi
Of the solid tumor types that metastasize to the brain, melanoma has the highest propensity to form brain metastases. In addition, much remains unknown regarding the pathophysiology involved in melanoma cell extravasation through the blood-brain barrier, which enables interactions with the microenvironment, and melanoma cell transcriptomic responses to brain-specific cues. However, recent developments in targeted therapy and immunotherapy have generated considerable optimism regarding the treatment of metastatic melanoma...
May 22, 2018: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790836/minocycline-promotes-post-hemorrhagic-neurogenesis-via-m2-microglia-polarization-via-up-regulation-of-the-trkb-bdnf-pathway-in-rats
#15
Miao Hongsheng, Runming Li, Cong Han, Xiuzhen Lu, Hang Zhang
Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is a devastating disease worldwide with increasing mortality. The present study investigated whether minocycline was neuroprotective and induced M2 microglial polarization via up-regulation of the TrkB/BDNF pathway after ICH. ICH was induced via injection of autologous blood into 150 Sprague-Dawley (S-D) rats. A selective TrkB antagonist (ANA 12) and agonist (HIOC) were used to investigate the mechanism of minocycline-induced neuroprotection. Minocycline improved ICH-induced neurological deficits and reduced M1 microglia marker protein (CD68, CD16) expression as well as M2 microglial polarization (CD206 and arginase 1 protein)...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790744/myristic-acid-modified-da7r-peptide-for-whole-process-glioma-targeted-drug-delivery
#16
Man Ying, Songli Wang, Mingfei Zhang, Ruifeng Wang, Hangchang Zhu, Huitong Ruan, Danni Ran, Zhilan Chai, Xiaoyi Wang, Weiyue Lu
Clinical treatment of aggressive glioma has been a great challenge, mainly due to the complexity of glioma microenvironment and the existence of blood-brain tumor barrier (BBTB)/blood-brain barrier (BBB), which severely hamper the effective accumulation of most therapeutic agents in glioma region. Additionally, vasculogenic mimicry (VM), angiogenesis and glioma stem cells (GSC) in malignant glioma also lead to the failure of clinical therapy. To address the aforementioned issues, a whole-process glioma targeted drug delivery strategy was proposed...
May 23, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790738/design-and-development-of-polysaccharide-doxorubicin-peptide-bioconjugates-for-dual-synergistic-effects-of-integrin-targeted-and-cell-penetrating-peptides-for-cancer-chemotherapy
#17
Alexandra A P Mansur, Sandhra Maria Carvalho, Zelia Ines Portela Lobato, Maria de Fátima Leite, Armando da Silva Cunha, Herman S Mansur
Polymer-drug conjugation is an attractive approach for target delivering insoluble and highly toxic drugs to tumor sites to overcome the side-effects caused by cancer chemotherapy. In this study we designed and synthesized novel polymer-drug-peptide conjugates for improved specificity on targeting cancer cells. Chemically modified polysaccharide, carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), was conjugated with doxorubicin (DOX) anticancer drug by amide bonds and dually biofunctionalized with integrin-target receptor tripeptide (RGD) and L-arginine (R) as cell-penetrating amino acid for synergistic targeting and enhancing internalization by cancer cells...
May 23, 2018: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790727/pathophysiology-of-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-overview
#18
Ruth A O'leary, Alistair D Nichol
Traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally, particularly among young people, with significant social and economic effects. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than five million people die each year from traumatic injuries worldwide. While public health initiative such as seatbelts and airbags have had a major impact, it will be impossible to prevent traumatic brain injury, it is therefore that we understand the pathophysiology of secondary brain injury to be able to effectively treat our patient but aloes to develop novel targets of future interventions...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790725/the-utilization-of-fluorescein-in-brain-tumor-surgery-a-systematic-review
#19
Claudio Cavallo, Camilla De Laurentis, Ignazio G Vetrano, Jacopo Falco, Morgan Broggi, Marco Schiariti, Paolo Ferroli, Francesco Acerbi
INTRODUCTION: Sodium Fluorescein (SF) is a green, water-soluble dye with the capacity to accumulate in cerebral areas as a result of damaged blood-brain barrier (BBB); this property allows SF to concentrate specifically at the tumor site of various types of brain neoplasms, making the tumor tissue more clearly visible. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A literature search (1947-2018) was conducted with the keywords "fluorescein neurosurgery", "YELLOW neurosurgery", "fluorescein brain tumor", "YELLOW brain tumor"...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790427/simulated-microgravity-culture-enhances-the-neuroprotective-effects-of-human-cranial-bone-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-traumatic-brain-injury
#20
Takashi Otsuka, Takeshi Imura, Kei Nakagawa, Looniva Shrestha, Shinya Takahashi, Yumi Kawahara, Taijiro Sueda, Kaoru Kurisu, Louis Yuge
Fundamental cures of central nervous system (CNS) diseases are rarely achieved due to the low regenerative ability of the CNS. Recently, cell-based therapy using mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) has been explored as effective treatments for CNS diseases. Among the various tissue-derived MSCs, we have isolated human cranial bone-derived MSCs (cMSCs) in our laboratory. In addition, we have focused on simulated microgravity (MG) as a valuable culture environment of MSCs. However, the detailed mechanisms underlying functional recovery from the transplantation of MSCs cultured under MG conditions remain unclear...
May 23, 2018: Stem Cells and Development
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