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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220542/the-gut-microbiome-in-human-neurological-disease-a-review
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REVIEW
Helen Tremlett, Kylynda C Bauer, Silke Appel-Cresswell, Brett B Finlay, Emmanuelle Waubant
Almost half the cells and 1% of the unique genes found in our bodies are human, the rest are from microbes; predominantly bacteria, archaea, fungi, and viruses. These microorganisms collectively form the human microbiota, with most colonizing the gut. Recent technological advances, open access data-libraries, and application of high throughput sequencing have allowed these microbes to be identified and their contribution to neurological health examined. Emerging evidence links perturbations in the gut microbiota to neurological disease, including disease risk, activity, and progression...
February 21, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212662/marked-central-nervous-system-pathology-in-cd59-knockout-rats-following-passive-transfer-of-neuromyelitis-optica-immunoglobulin-g
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Xiaoming Yao, Alan S Verkman
Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (herein called NMO) is an inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system in which pathogenesis involves complement-dependent cytotoxicity (CDC) produced by immunoglobulin G autoantibodies targeting aquaporin-4 (AQP4-IgG) on astrocytes. We reported evidence previously, using CD59(-/-) mice, that the membrane-associated complement inhibitor CD59 modulates CDC in NMO (Zhang and Verkman, J. Autoimmun. 53:67-77, 2014). Motivated by the observation that rats, unlike mice, have human-like complement activity, here we generated CD59(-/-) rats to investigate the role of CD59 in NMO and to create NMO pathology by passive transfer of AQP4-IgG under conditions in which minimal pathology is produced in normal rats...
February 17, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212467/comparison-of-6-mercaptopurine-with-6-thioguanine-for-the-analysis-of-thiopurine-s-methyltransferase-activity-in-human-erythrocyte-by-lc-ms-ms
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Shenghui Mei, Xindi Li, Xiaoqing Gong, Xiaoyi Zhang, Xingang Li, Li Yang, Leting Zhu, Heng Zhou, Yonghong Liu, Anna Zhou, Xinghu Zhang, Zhigang Zhao
Thiopurines (TPDs) are first-line drugs in treating neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD). Thiopurine S-methyltransferase activity (TPMT), a major determinant of TPDs toxicity, was suggested to be evaluated before TPDs treatment by using 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP) and 6-thioguanine (6-TG) as substrate. However, the equivalent of the two substrates in TPMT activity evaluation was unknown, and alternative substrate was required in TPMT activity evaluation in patients who were already taking 6-MP or 6-TG...
February 17, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203617/ruxolitinib-treatment-in-a-patient-with-neuromyelitis-optica-a-case-report
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Sibylle C Hodecker, Jan-Patrick Stellmann, Sina C Rosenkranz, Kim Young, Brigitte Holst, Manuel A Friese, Christoph Heesen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199381/impact-of-the-anti-aquaporin-4-autoantibody-on-inner-retinal-structure-function-and-structure-function-associations-in-japanese-patients-with-optic-neuritis
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Yoshiko Matsumoto, Sotaro Mori, Kaori Ueda, Takuji Kurimoto, Akiyasu Kanamori, Yuko Yamada, Ichiro Nakashima, Makoto Nakamura
PURPOSE: An autoantibody against aquaporin-4 (AQP4 Ab) is highly specific for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder and plays a pathogenic role in this disease. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of AQP4 Ab on inner retinal structure, function, and the structure-function relationships in eyes with optic neuritis. METHODS: Thirty five eyes from 25 cases who had received visual function tests and RTVue optical coherence tomography (OCT) measurement at least six months after the latest episode of optic neuritis were enrolled...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194064/therapeutic-plasma-exchange-in-patients-with-neurologic-disorders-review-of-63-cases
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Anil Tombak, Mehmet Ali Uçar, Aydan Akdeniz, Arda Yilmaz, Hakan Kaleagası, Mehmet Ali Sungur, Eyup Naci Tiftik
Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is a procedure that reduces circulating autoantibodies of the patients. TPE is commonly used in neurological disorders where autoimmunity plays a major role. We report our experience with regard to the indications, adverse events and outcomes of plasma exchange in neurological disorders. Sixty-three patients were included to this retrospective study. Median age was 48 years (range 1-85), there was a predominance of males. Neurological indications included Guillain-Barrè syndrome (n = 22), myasthenia gravis (n = 21), chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (n = 7), polymyositis (n = 3), multifocal motor neuropathy (n = 2), acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (n = 2), neuromyelitis optica (n = 2), multiple sclerosis (n = 2), limbic encephalitis (n = 1) and transverse myelitis (n = 1)...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184993/pathogenic-implications-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-barrier-pathology-in-neuromyelitis-optica
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Yong Guo, Stephen D Weigand, Bogdan F Popescu, Vanda A Lennon, Joseph E Parisi, Sean J Pittock, Natalie E Parks, Stacey L Clardy, Charles L Howe, Claudia F Lucchinetti
Pathogenic autoantibodies associated with neuromyelitis optica (NMO) induce disease by targeting aquaporin-4 (AQP4) water channels enriched on astrocytic endfeet at blood-brain interfaces. AQP4 is also expressed at cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)-brain interfaces, such as the pial glia limitans and the ependyma and at the choroid plexus blood-CSF barrier. However, little is known regarding pathology at these sites in NMO. Therefore, we evaluated AQP4 expression, microglial reactivity, and complement deposition at pial and ependymal surfaces and in the fourth ventricle choroid plexus in 23 autopsy cases with clinically and/or pathologically confirmed NMO or NMO spectrum disorder...
February 9, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181643/neuromyelitis-optica-and-tactile-and-visual-hallucinations-in-an-elderly-patient
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Patricia López Pardo, Concepción Jiménez Rojas, María Moral Carretón
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 13, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174515/upregulation-of-bcl-2-and-its-promoter-signals-in-cd4-t-cells-during-neuromyelitis-optica-remission
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Tao Yang, Su Wang, Xiao Yang, Qi Zheng, Lei Wang, Qian Li, Mingyan Wei, Zongpan Du, Yongping Fan
The homeostatic balance between production and elimination of CD4+ T cells in peripheral blood plays an important role in patients with neuromyelitis optica (NMO). The objective of the present study was to evaluate the anti-apoptosis genes Bcl-2 and its promoter signal (nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells, NFκB) in CD4+ T cells. Healthy subjects (HS, n = 25) and patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) (n = 25) and NMO (n = 30) in remission were consecutively enrolled in this prospective study between May and December 2015...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173728/metabolic-changes-in-normal-appearing-white-matter-in-patients-with-neuromyelitis-optica-and-multiple-sclerosis-a-comparative-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-study
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Yunyun Duan, Zheng Liu, Yaou Liu, Jing Huang, Zhuoqiong Ren, Zheng Sun, Hai Chen, Huiqing Dong, Jing Ye, Kuncheng Li
Background Previous studies with a small sample size have not reported metabolic changes in neuromyelitis optica (NMO). Metabolic changes, such as decreased N-acetylaspartate (NAA), are well-established in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). It remains unknown whether different patterns of metabolic changes occur in NMO and MS. Purpose To investigate the metabolic changes in normal-appearing white matter (NAWM) in NMO, compared with MS patients and healthy controls (HC), and correlate these changes with clinical disability...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166314/rituximab-in-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders-why-not-as-first-line-therapy
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Su-Hyun Kim, Ho Jin Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 6, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166310/rituximab-in-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders-reply-why-not-as-first-line-therapy
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Valentina Damato, Amelia Evoli, Raffaele Iorio
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 6, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161558/neutrophil-perversion-in-demyelinating-autoimmune-diseases-mechanisms-to-medicine
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REVIEW
Courtney S Casserly, Julia C Nantes, Ryder F Whittaker Hawkins, Luc Vallières
Neutrophils are essential to a healthy life, yet pose a threat if improperly controlled. Neutrophil perversion is well documented in a variety of inflammatory disorders (e.g. arthritis, lupus, psoriasis), but is only beginning to be demystified in autoimmune demyelination, the most common cause of neurological disability in young adults. Using the animal model experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), several molecules that help neutrophils invade the central nervous system (CNS) have been identified...
February 2, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159705/demyelinating-syndrome-in-sle-encompasses-different-subtypes-do-we-need-new-classification-criteria-pooled-results-from-systematic-literature-review-and-monocentric-cohort-analysis
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Matteo Piga, Elisabetta Chessa, Maria Teresa Peltz, Alberto Floris, Alessandro Mathieu, Alberto Cauli
OBJECTIVE: To describe features of demyelinating syndrome (DS) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: A systematic review using a combination of Mesh terms in PubMed and a retrospective analysis of 343 adult patients with SLE were carried out to identify patients with DS. Retrieved cases were classified as affected with DS according to 1999 ACR nomenclature and attributed to SLE by applying the 2015 algorithm. DS defined according to the clinical but not temporal 1999 ACR criteria was classified as clinically isolated syndrome (CIS)...
January 31, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157198/subregional-structural-and-connectivity-damage-in-the-visual-cortex-in-neuromyelitis-optica
#15
Huanhuan Cai, Jiajia Zhu, Ningnannan Zhang, Qiuhui Wang, Chao Zhang, Chunsheng Yang, Jie Sun, Xianting Sun, Li Yang, Chunshui Yu
Patients with neuromyelitis optica (NMO) have shown structural and functional impairments in the visual cortex. We aimed to characterize subregional grey matter volume (GMV) and resting-state functional connectivity (rsFC) changes in the visual cortex in NMO. Thirty-seven NMO patients and forty-two controls underwent structural and functional MRI scans. The GMV and rsFC of each visual subregion were compared between the groups. Compared with controls, NMO patients had GMV reductions in the bilateral V1, V2, V3d, VP, and LO and in the left V3A...
February 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149102/magnetic-resonance-imaging-brain-findings-in-a-case-of-aquaporin-4-antibody-positive-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-presenting-with-intractable-vomiting-and-hiccups
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Prerna Garg, Muthusubramanian Rajasekaran, Salil Pandey, Gnanashanmugam Gurusamy, Devanand Balalakshmoji, Rajakumar Rathinasamy
Neuromyelitisoptica (NMO) and multiple sclerosis (MS) were once considered to be differing manifestation of same auto immune disease, NMO predominantly involving the optic nerve and cord. Now with discovery of NMO antibody the concept has changed and a spectrum of disorders with lesions in brain has been identified. Occasionally, brain may be the first or the only site of involvement in these disorders hence it is essential to be aware of this spectrum. The brain lesions in NMO/NMOSD may be located in characteristic regions and present with symptoms mimicking non neurological disease...
January 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132975/a-case-of-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-nmosd-with-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-manifested-only-brain-involvement-by-preceding-parotitis
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Takahiro Furukawa, Naoko Matsui, Keiko Tanaka, Yuishin Izumi, Ryuji Kaji
A 33 year-old woman presented with intentional incontinence, motor aphasia, supranuclear gaze palsy, and spasticity after parotitis. Brain magnetic resonance images (MRI) showed abnormal signaling in long corticospinal tract involving internal capsules and cerebral peduncles, middle cerebellar peduncle, and frontal subcortical white matter lesions. She had a long history of dry eye and mouth. Immunoserological study showed that she was positive for anti-SS-A, aquaporin 4 (AQP4), and AQP5 antibodies. She clinically showed not only Sjögren's syndrome but also neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) without optic neuritis or myelitis...
January 28, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131216/monitoring-cd27-memory-b-cells-in-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders-patients-treated-with-rituximab-results-from-a-bicentric-study
#18
M Cohen, G Romero, J Bas, M Ticchioni, M Rosenthal, R Lacroix, C Brunet, A Rico, J Pelletier, B Audoin, C Lebrun
BACKGROUND: Rituximab (RTX) is increasingly used in the treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMO-SD). Administration regimen is not consensual as there is no reliable biomarker of RTX efficacy. In most cases, after induction, RTX is administered systematically every 6months. OBJECTIVE: To assess efficacy and safety of a maintenance regimen based on CD19+ CD27+ memory B-cell (mBc) detection. METHODS: We conducted a study in two French centers, including patients with NMO-SD who received an induction therapy with RTX...
February 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131170/longitudinally-extensive-transverse-myelitis-immune-mediated-in-aquaporin-4-antibody-negative-patients-disease-heterogeneity
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Edgar Carnero Contentti, Javier Pablo Hryb, Sergio Morales, Alejandra Gomez, Edson Chiganer, José Luis Di Pace, Carmen Lessa, Mónica Perassolo
BACKGROUND: Longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis (LETM) is a frequent manifestation of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). However, it can also occur in other immune-mediated diseases of the central nervous system (CNS). Positive aquoporin-4 antibodies (AQP4-ab) predict higher relapse rate after LETM. OBJECTIVE: To assess clinical and brain/spinal cord magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of LETM immune-mediated at onset and to compare AQP4-ab negative (N-LETM) with AQP4-ab positive (P-LETM) patients...
February 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129686/a-novel-approach-to-discriminate-subgroups-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Mehrdad Farrokhi, Zahra Saadatpour, Elyas Fadaee, Leila Saadatpour, Ali Rezaei, Pedram Moeini, Ali Amani Beni
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease of central nervous system. Since different types of immune cells are involved in MS pathogenesis, in this study we aimed to evaluate serum levels of several immunological components including soluble CD4 (sCD4), sCD8, sCD163, and immunoglobulins as markers of activity of T-cells, macrophages, and B-cells in different types of MS. Serum levels of sCD4, sCD8, and sCD163 of patients with relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS, n=61), primary progressive MS (PRMS, n=31), secondary progressive MS (SPMS, n=31), clinical isolated syndrome (CIS, n=31) and neuromyelitis optica (NMO, n=31), and healthy controls (n=49) were measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
December 2016: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
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