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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911366/a-multimodal-imaging-and-stimulation-based-method-of-evaluating-connectivity-related-brain-excitability-in-patients-with-epilepsy
#1
Mouhsin M Shafi, Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli, Catherine J Chu, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Bernard S Chang
Resting-state functional connectivity MRI (rs-fcMRI) is a technique that identifies connectivity between different brain regions based on correlations over time in the blood-oxygenation level dependent signal. rs-fcMRI has been applied extensively to identify abnormalities in brain connectivity in different neurologic and psychiatric diseases. However, the relationship among rs-fcMRI connectivity abnormalities, brain electrophysiology and disease state is unknown, in part because the causal significance of alterations in functional connectivity in disease pathophysiology has not been established...
November 13, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905012/microbial-proteins-as-novel-industrial-biotechnology-hosts-to-treat-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Zareen Amtul, Amal A Aziz
Epilepsy is characterized by the hyperexcitability of various neuronal circuits that results due to the imbalance between glutamate-mediated excitation of voltage-gated cation channels and γ-amino butyric acid (GABA)-mediated inhibition of anion channels leading to aberrant, sporadic oscillations or fluctuations in neuronal electrical activity. Epilepsy with a risk of mortality and around 65 million sufferers of all ages all over the world is limited therapeutically with high rates of adverse reactions, lack of complete seizure control, and over 30% patients with refractory epilepsy...
December 1, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903764/epilepsy-and-music-practical-notes
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REVIEW
M Maguire
Music processing occurs via a complex network of activity far beyond the auditory cortices. This network may become sensitised to music or may be recruited as part of a temporal lobe seizure, manifesting as either musicogenic epilepsy or ictal musical phenomena. The idea that sound waves may directly affect brain waves has led researchers to explore music as therapy for epilepsy. There is limited and low quality evidence of an antiepileptic effect with the Mozart Sonata K.448. We do not have a pathophysiological explanation for the apparent dichotomous effect of music on seizures...
November 30, 2016: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896067/relationship-between-high-frequency-oscillations-and-spikes-in-a-case-of-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#4
Vishwanath Sagi, M Steven Evans
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this case report was to study the relationship between high-frequency oscillations (HFOs), spikes, and seizures in a patient with temporal lobe epilepsy. INTRODUCTION: During intracranial electroencephalography (EEG), HFOs are thought to be a marker for the seizure onset zone (SOZ). High-frequency oscillations are classified into ripples with frequencies of 70-200 Hz and fast ripples with frequencies of 200-500 Hz. Although HFOs are thought to be a marker for the SOZ, their relationship to spikes has not been studied in detail, especially within the SOZ...
2016: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889333/magnetoencephalography-meg-past-current-and-future-perspectives-for-improved-differentiation-and-treatment-of-epilepsies
#5
Hermann Stefan, Eugen Trinka
In addition to visual analysis digital computerized recording of electrical and magnetic fields by using EEG and MEG opened a new window for research concerning improved understanding of pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of epilepsies. In the last 25 years MEG was used more and more in clinical studies concerning localization of focal epileptic activity, functional cortex and network analysis. Simultaneous MEG/EEG recording and analysis offer the use of complimentary information increasing the sensitivity for tracing primary epileptic activity...
November 15, 2016: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882298/high-frequency-oscillations-and-high-frequency-functional-network-characteristics-in-the-intraoperative-electrocorticogram-in-epilepsy
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W J E M Zweiphenning, M A van 't Klooster, E van Diessen, N E C van Klink, G J M Huiskamp, T A Gebbink, F S S Leijten, P H Gosselaar, W M Otte, C J Stam, K P J Braun, G J M Zijlmans
OBJECTIVE: High frequency oscillations (HFOs; > 80 Hz), especially fast ripples (FRs, 250-500 Hz), are novel biomarkers for epileptogenic tissue. The pathophysiology suggests enhanced functional connectivity within FR generating tissue. Our aim was to determine the relation between brain areas showing FRs and 'baseline' functional connectivity within EEG networks, especially in the high frequency bands. METHODS: We marked FRs, ripples (80-250 Hz) and spikes in the electrocorticogram of 14 patients with refractory temporal lobe epilepsy...
2016: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880801/ampa-receptor-antagonist-nbqx-decreased-seizures-by-normalization-of-perineuronal-nets
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Wen Chen, Yan-Shuang Li, Jing Gao, Xiao-Ying Lin, Xiao-Hong Li
Epilepsy is a serious brain disorder with diverse seizure types and epileptic syndromes. AMPA receptor antagonist 2,3-dihydroxy-6-nitro-7-sulfamoyl-benzoquinoxaline-2,3-dione (NBQX) attenuates spontaneous recurrent seizures in rats. However, the anti-epileptic effect of NBQX in chronic epilepsy model is poorly understood. Perineuronal nets (PNNs), specialized extracellular matrix structures, surround parvalbumin-positive inhibitory interneurons, and play a critical role in neuronal cell development and synaptic plasticity...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874947/the-relationship-between-the-occurrence-of-intractable-epilepsy-with-glial-cells-and-myelin-sheath-an-experimental-study
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X Hu, J-Y Wang, R Gu, H Qu, M Li, L Chen, R Liu, P Yuan
OBJECTIVE: The occurrence of epilepsy is associated with myelin sheath injury; oligodendrocyte (OL) is the main cell of myelin sheath; In this study, we observed the changes of OL, demyelination, and myelin associated protein in different stages of intractable epilepsy (IE) at the epileptic foci of patients, and provide useful information for the pathophysiology of IE. PATIENTS AND METHODS: IE patients who received epileptogenic focus resection were recruited as the experimental group, their medical records were collected and postoperative follow-up was performed...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874262/a-deep-hydrophobic-binding-cavity-is-the-main-interaction-for-different-y2-r-antagonists
#9
Kerstin Burkert, Tristan Zellmann, René Meier, Anette Kaiser, Jan Stichel, Jens Meiler, Gopi K Mittapalli, Edward Roberts, Annette G Beck-Sickinger
The neuropeptide Y2 receptor (Y2 R) is involved in various pathophysiological processes such as epilepsy, mood disorders, angiogenesis, and tumor growth. Therefore, the Y2 R is an interesting target for drug development. A detailed understanding of the binding pocket could facilitate the development of highly selective antagonists to study the role of Y2 R in vitro and in vivo. In this study, several residues crucial to the interaction of BIIE0246 and SF-11 derivatives with Y2 R were investigated by signal transduction assays...
November 22, 2016: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870647/meg-may-reveal-hidden-population-of-spikes-in-epilepsy-with-porencephalic-cyst-encephalomalacia
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Yosuke Kakisaka, Zhong I Wang, Sumiya Shibata, Yoko Takahashi, John C Mosher, Andreas V Alexopoulos, Richard C Burgess
Porencephalic cyst/encephalomalacia (PC/E) is often associated with intractable epilepsy. A Limited number of studies reported Magnetoencephalography (MEG)'s potential to help construct treatment strategy for epilepsies associated with PC/E. We present here simultaneous EEG and MEG findings in three adult patients with pediatric-onset epilepsy due to PC/E. There were two types of spikes: one type was detected by MEG only (EEG-/MEG+), and the other detected by both EEG and MEG (EEG+/MEG+). Both types were seen in all three cases...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865173/accelerated-cognitive-decline-in-a-rodent-model-for-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#11
Sandra Schipper, Marlien W Aalbers, Kim Rijkers, Melanie Lagiere, Jan G Bogaarts, Arjan Blokland, Sylvia Klinkenberg, Govert Hoogland, Johan S H Vles
OBJECTIVE: Cognitive impairment is frequently observed in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy. It is hypothesized that cumulative seizure exposure causes accelerated cognitive decline in patients with epilepsy. We investigated the influence of seizure frequency on cognitive decline in a rodent model for temporal lobe epilepsy. METHODS: Neurobehavioral assessment was performed before and after surgery, after the induction of self-sustaining limbic status epilepticus (SSLSE), and in the chronic phase in which rats experienced recurrent seizures...
November 16, 2016: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861778/correlation-of-fdg-pet-hypometabolism-and-seeg-epileptogenicity-mapping-in-patients-with-drug-resistant-focal-epilepsy
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Florence Lamarche, Anne-Sophie Job, Pierre Deman, Manik Bhattacharjee, Dominique Hoffmann, Céline Gallazzini-Crépin, Sandrine Bouvard, Lorella Minotti, Philippe Kahane, Olivier David
OBJECTIVE: Interictal [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) is used in the presurgical evaluation of patients with drug-resistant focal epilepsy. We aimed at clarifying its relationships with ictal high-frequency oscillations (iHFOs) shown to be a relevant marker of the seizure-onset zone. METHODS: We studied the correlation between FDG-PET and epileptogenicity maps in an unselected series of 37 successive patients having been explored with stereo-electroencephalography (SEEG)...
November 8, 2016: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852007/apc-conditional-knock-out-mouse-is-a-model-of-infantile-spasms-with-elevated-neuronal-%C3%AE-catenin-levels-neonatal-spasms-and-chronic-seizures
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Antonella Pirone, Jon Alexander, Lauren A Lau, David Hampton, Andrew Zayachkivsky, Amy Yee, Audrey Yee, Michele H Jacob, Chris G Dulla
Infantile spasms (IS) are a catastrophic childhood epilepsy syndrome characterized by flexion-extension spasms during infancy that progress to chronic seizures and cognitive deficits in later life. The molecular causes of IS are poorly defined. Genetic screens of individuals with IS have identified multiple risk genes, several of which are predicted to alter β-catenin pathways. However, evidence linking malfunction of β-catenin pathways and IS is lacking. Here, we show that conditional deletion in mice of the adenomatous polyposis coli gene (APC cKO), the major negative regulator of β-catenin, leads to excessive β-catenin levels and multiple salient features of human IS...
November 13, 2016: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843705/altered-local-spontaneous-activity-in-frontal-lobe-epilepsy-a-resting-state-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
#14
Li Dong, Hechun Li, Zhongqiong He, Sisi Jiang, Benjamin Klugah-Brown, Lin Chen, Pu Wang, Song Tan, Cheng Luo, Dezhong Yao
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the local spatiotemporal consistency of spontaneous brain activity in patients with frontal lobe epilepsy (FLE). METHOD: Eyes closed resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data were collected from 19 FLE patients and 19 age- and gender-matched healthy controls. A novel measure, named FOur-dimensional (spatiotemporal) Consistency of local neural Activities (FOCA) was used to assess the spatiotemporal consistency of local spontaneous activity (emphasizing both local temporal homogeneity and regional stability of brain activity states)...
November 2016: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843098/the-heart-of-epilepsy-current-views-and-future-concepts
#15
S Shmuely, M van der Lende, R J Lamberts, J W Sander, R D Thijs
Cardiovascular (CV) comorbidities are common in people with epilepsy. Several mechanisms explain why these conditions tend to co-exist including causal associations, shared risk factors and those resulting from epilepsy or its treatment. Various arrhythmias occurring during and after seizures have been described. Ictal asystole is the most common cause. The converse phenomenon, arrhythmias causing seizures, appears extremely rare and has only been reported in children following cardioinihibitory syncope. Arrhythmias in epilepsy may not only result from seizure activity but also from a shared genetic susceptibility...
October 26, 2016: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835783/analysis-of-the-tremor-in-juvenile-myoclonic-epilepsy
#16
Zeynep Aydin-Özemir, Zeliha Matur, Betul Baykan, Başar Bilgic, Pınar Tekturk, Nerses Bebek, Candan Gurses, Hasmet Hanagasi, Ali Emre Oge
PURPOSE: We aimed to investigate juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) patients complaining of tremor unrelated to valproate (VPA) treatment and evaluate if there were differences between JME patients with and without tremor and essential tremor (ET) patients to exclude comorbidity. METHODS: Fifteen JME cases with the complaint of tremor, 14 JME patients without tremor, 14 patients with ET and 14 healthy subjects (HS) were included. Regularity, frequency and amplitude of the tremor and superimposed myoclonia were assessed by accelerometric analysis...
October 26, 2016: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835782/laryngospasm-central-and-obstructive-apnea-during-seizures-defining-pathophysiology-for-sudden-death-in-a-rat-model
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K Nakase, R Kollmar, J Lazar, H Arjomandi, K Sundaram, J Silverman, R Orman, J Weedon, D Stefanov, E Savoca, L Tordjman, K Stiles, M Ihsan, A Nunez, L Guzman, M Stewart
Seizure spread into the autonomic nervous system can result in life-threatening cardiovascular and respiratory dysfunction. Here we report on a less-studied consequence of such autonomic derangements-the possibility of laryngospasm and upper-airway occlusion. We used parenteral kainic acid to induce recurring seizures in urethane-anesthetized Sprague Dawley rats. EEG recordings and combinations of cardiopulmonary monitoring, including video laryngoscopy, were performed during multi-unit recordings of recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) activity or head-out plethysmography with or without endotracheal intubation...
October 27, 2016: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830729/causal-evidence-for-the-role-of-specific-gabaergic-interneuron-types-in-entorhinal-recruitment-of-dentate-granule-cells
#18
Cheng-Ta Lee, Min-Hua Kao, Wen-Hsien Hou, Yu-Ting Wei, Chin-Lin Chen, Cheng-Chang Lien
The dentate gyrus (DG) is the primary gate of the hippocampus and controls information flow from the cortex to the hippocampus proper. To maintain normal function, granule cells (GCs), the principal neurons in the DG, receive fine-tuned inhibition from local-circuit GABAergic inhibitory interneurons (INs). Abnormalities of GABAergic circuits in the DG are associated with several brain disorders, including epilepsy, autism, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer disease. Therefore, understanding the network mechanisms of inhibitory control of GCs is of functional and pathophysiological importance...
November 10, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809868/efficacy-of-naloxone-in-reducing-postictal-central-respiratory-dysfunction-in-patients-with-epilepsy-study-protocol-for-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
#19
Sylvain Rheims, Luc Valton, Véronique Michel, Louis Maillard, Vincent Navarro, Philippe Convers, Fabrice Bartolomei, Arnaud Biraben, Arielle Crespel, Philippe Derambure, Bertrand de Toffol, Edouard Hirsch, Philippe Kahane, Martine Lemesle Martin, Didier Tourniaire, Sébastien Boulogne, Catherine Mercier, Pascal Roy, Philippe Ryvlin
BACKGROUND: Generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCSs) are the main risk factor for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). Experimental and clinical data strongly suggest that the majority of SUDEP results from a postictal respiratory dysfunction progressing to terminal apnea. Postictal apnea could partly derive from a seizure-induced massive release of endogenous opioids. The main objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of an opioid antagonist, naloxone, administered in the immediate aftermath of a GTCS, in reducing the severity of the postictal central respiratory dysfunction...
November 3, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803897/diacylglycerol-kinase-%C3%AE%C2%B5-properties-and-biological-roles
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REVIEW
Richard M Epand, Vincent So, William Jennings, Bijendra Khadka, Radhey S Gupta, Mathieu Lemaire
In mammals there are at least 10 isoforms of diacylglycerol kinases (DGK). All catalyze the phosphorylation of diacylglycerol (DAG) to phosphatidic acid (PA). Among DGK isoforms, DGKε has several unique features. It is the only DGK isoform with specificity for a particular species of DAG, i.e., 1-stearoyl-2-arachidonoyl glycerol. The smallest of all known DGK isoforms, DGKε, is also the only DGK devoid of a regulatory domain. DGKε is the only DGK isoform that has a hydrophobic segment that is predicted to form a transmembrane helix...
2016: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
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