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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146047/maternal-immune-activation-delays-excitatory-to-inhibitory-gamma-aminobutyric-acid-switch-in-offspring
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Irene Corradini, Elisa Focchi, Marco Rasile, Raffaella Morini, Genni Desiato, Romana Tomasoni, Michela Lizier, Elsa Ghirardini, Riccardo Fesce, Diego Morone, Isabella Barajon, Flavia Antonucci, Davide Pozzi, Michela Matteoli
BACKGROUND: The association between maternal infection and neurodevelopmental defects in progeny is well established, although the biological mechanisms and the pathogenic trajectories involved have not been defined. METHODS: Pregnant dams were injected intraperitoneally at gestational day 9 with polyinosinic:polycytidylic acid. Neuronal development was assessed by means of electrophysiological, optical, and biochemical analyses. RESULTS: Prenatal exposure to polyinosinic:polycytidylic acid causes an imbalanced expression of the Na(+)-K(+)-2Cl(-) cotransporter 1 and the K(+)-Cl(-) cotransporter 2 (KCC2)...
November 14, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115470/dimethylation-of-histone-3-lysine-9-is-sensitive-to-the-epileptic-activity-and-affects-the-transcriptional-regulation-of-the-potassium-channel-kcnj10-gene-in-epileptic-rats
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Shao-Ping Zhang, Man Zhang, Hong Tao, Yan Luo, Tao He, Chun-Hui Wang, Xiao-Cheng Li, Ling Chen, Lin-Na Zhang, Tao Sun, Qi-Kuan Hu
Potassium channels can be affected by epileptic seizures and serve a crucial role in the pathophysiology of epilepsy. Dimethylation of histone 3 lysine 9 (H3K9me2) and its enzyme euchromatic histone‑lysine N‑methyltransferase 2 (G9a) are the major epigenetic modulators and are associated with gene silencing. Insight into whether H3K9me2 and G9a can respond to epileptic seizures and regulate expression of genes encoding potassium channels is the main purpose of the present study. A total of 16 subtypes of potassium channel genes in pilocarpine‑modelled epileptic rats were screened by reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction, and it was determined that the expression ATP‑sensitive inward rectifier potassium channel 10 (Kcnj10) increased in hippocampus and insular cortex, while the expression of most of the other subtypes decreased...
November 3, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089052/epigenetic-control-of-epilepsy-target-genes-contributes-to-a-cellular-memory-of-epileptogenesis-in-cultured-rat-hippocampal-neurons
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K Kiese, J Jablonski, J Hackenbracht, J K Wrosch, T W Groemer, J Kornhuber, I Blümcke, K Kobow
Hypersynchronous neuronal excitation manifests clinically as seizure (ictogenesis), and may recur spontaneously and repetitively after a variable latency period (epileptogenesis). Despite tremendous research efforts to describe molecular pathways and signatures of epileptogenesis, molecular pathomechanisms leading to chronic epilepsy remain to be clarified. We hypothesized that epigenetic modifications may form the basis for a cellular memory of epileptogenesis, and used a primary neuronal cell culture model of the rat hippocampus to study the translation of massive neuronal excitation into persisting changes of epigenetic signatures and pro-epileptogenic target gene expression...
October 31, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076408/role-of-histone-deacetylases-hdacs-in-epilepsy-and-epileptogenesis
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Rita Citraro, Antonio Leo, Andrew Constanti, Emilio Russo
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence suggests that epigenetic mechanisms are involved in different brain functions such as the development of the nervous system and normal neuronal function. At the same time, it has been proposed that several neurological diseases are in part, caused by aberrant epigenetic modifications. Nevertheless, the mechanisms underlying pathological alterations in the brain genome are not completely understood. METHODS AND RESULTS: Post-transcriptional histone acetylation is a major mechanism of chromatin remodeling, contributing to epigenetic regulation of gene transcription...
October 24, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863321/the-role-of-necroptosis-in-status-epilepticus-induced-brain-injury-in-juvenile-rats
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Qianyun Cai, Jing Gan, Rong Luo, Yi Qu, Shiping Li, Chaomin Wan, Dezhi Mu
PURPOSE: To study the role of necroptosis in status epilepticus (SE)-induced injury in the developing brain and the possible associations of necroptosis with epileptogenesis and cognitive dysfunction. METHODS: The lithium-pilocarpine epilepsy model was reproduced in male rats at postnatal day 25. Propidium iodide (PI) staining was used to detect cell death after SE. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) was performed to observe morphological changes in injured neurons...
October 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841245/marked-accumulation-of-oligodendroglia-like-cells-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-with-amygdala-enlargement-and-hippocampal-sclerosis
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Daichi Sone, Masako Ikemura, Yuko Saito, Go Taniguchi, Naoto Kunii
Although an increasing number of cases of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) with ipsilateral amygdala enlargement (AE) have been reported, there are few pathological reports, and no clear consensus has been established. Oligodendroglia or oligodendroglia-like cells (OLCs) have recently attracted attention in epilepsy studies. Here, we report the clinical and pathological findings of a 40-year-old male TLE patient with AE and hippocampal sclerosis, in whom histopathological study demonstrated remarkable clustering of OLCs around the uncus...
August 25, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587927/the-%C3%AE-4-subunit-of-the-voltage-gated-calcium-channel-cacnb4-regulates-the-rate-of-cell-proliferation-in-chinese-hamster-ovary-cells
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Mohamad Rima, Marwa Daghsni, Stephan De Waard, Nathalie Gaborit, Ziad Fajloun, Michel Ronjat, Yasuo Mori, Juan L Brusés, Michel De Waard
The β subunits of Voltage-Gated Calcium Channel (VGCC) are cytosolic proteins that interact with the VGCC pore -forming subunit and participate in the trafficking of the channel to the cell membrane and in ion influx regulation. β subunits also exert functions independently of their binding to VGCC by translocation to the cell nucleus including the control of gene expression. Mutations of the neuronal Cacnb4 (β4) subunit are linked to human neuropsychiatric disorders including epilepsy and intellectual disabilities...
June 3, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549975/knockdown-of-epigenetic-transcriptional-co-regulator-brd2a-disrupts-apoptosis-and-proper-formation-of-hindbrain-and-midbrain-hindbrain-boundary-mhb-region-in-zebrafish
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Tami Murphy, Heather Melville, Eliza Fradkin, Giana Bistany, Gregory Branigan, Kelly Olsen, Catharine R Comstock, Hayley Hanby, Ellie Garbade, Angela J DiBenedetto
Brd2 is a member of the bromodomain-extraterminal domain (BET) family of proteins and functions as an acetyl-histone-directed transcriptional co-regulator and recruitment scaffold in chromatin modification complexes affecting signal-dependent transcription. While Brd2 acts as a protooncogene in mammalian blood, developmental studies link it to regulation of neuronal apoptosis and epilepsy, and complete knockout of the gene is invariably embryonic lethal. In Drosophila, the Brd2 homolog acts as a maternal effect factor necessary for segment formation and identity and proper expression of homeotic loci, including Ultrabithorax and engrailed...
August 2017: Mechanisms of Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403881/glucocorticoid-receptor-represses-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-expression-in-neuron-like-cells
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Hui Chen, Marc Lombès, Damien Le Menuet
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is involved in many functions such as neuronal growth, survival, synaptic plasticity and memorization. Altered expression levels are associated with many pathological situations such as depression, epilepsy, Alzheimer's, Huntington's and Parkinson's diseases. Glucocorticoid receptor (GR) is also crucial for neuron functions, via binding of glucocorticoid hormones (GCs). GR actions largely overlap those of BDNF. It has been proposed that GR could be a regulator of BDNF expression, however the molecular mechanisms involved have not been clearly defined yet...
April 12, 2017: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275159/enduring-memory-impairments-provoked-by-developmental-febrile-seizures-are-mediated-by-functional-and-structural-effects-of-neuronal-restrictive-silencing-factor
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Katelin P Patterson, Jeremy M Barry, Megan M Curran, Akanksha Singh-Taylor, Gary Brennan, Neggy Rismanchi, Matias Page, Yoav Noam, Gregory L Holmes, Tallie Z Baram
In a subset of children experiencing prolonged febrile seizures (FSs), the most common type of childhood seizures, cognitive outcomes are compromised. However, the underlying mechanisms are unknown. Here we identified significant, enduring spatial memory problems in male rats following experimental prolonged FS (febrile status epilepticus; eFSE). Remarkably, these deficits were abolished by transient, post hoc interference with the chromatin binding of the transcriptional repressor neuron restrictive silencing factor (NRSF or REST)...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212175/advances-in-epilepsy-gene-discovery-and-implications-for-epilepsy-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Joseph D Symonds, Sameer M Zuberi, Michael R Johnson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Epilepsy genetics is shifting from the academic pursuit of gene discovery to a clinical discipline based on molecular diagnosis and stratified medicine. We consider the latest developments in epilepsy genetics and review how gene discovery in epilepsy is influencing the clinical classification of epilepsy and informing new therapeutic approaches and drug discovery. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies highlighting the importance of mutation in GABA receptors, NMDA receptors, potassium channels, G-protein coupled receptors, mammalian target of rapamycin pathway and chromatin remodeling are discussed...
April 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197553/the-role-of-sirt1-in-epileptogenesis
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Alicia M Hall, Gary P Brennan, Tiffany M Nguyen, Akanksha Singh-Taylor, Hyun-Seung Mun, Mary J Sargious, Tallie Z Baram
The mechanisms by which brain insults lead to subsequent epilepsy remain unclear. Insults, including trauma, stroke, tumors, infections, and long seizures [status epilepticus (SE)], create a neuronal state of increased metabolic demand or decreased energy supply. Neurons express molecules that monitor their metabolic state, including sirtuins (Sirts). Sirtuins deacetylate cytoplasmic proteins and nuclear histones, and their epigenetic modulation of the chromatin governs the expression of many genes, influencing neuronal properties...
January 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111355/epigenetics-in-epilepsy
#13
REVIEW
K Kobow, I Blümcke
Approximately 50 million people have epilepsy, making it the most common chronic and severe neurological disease worldwide, with increased risk of mortality and psychological and socioeconomic consequences impairing quality of life. More than 30% of patients with epilepsy have inadequate control of their seizures with drug therapy. Any structural brain lesion can provoke epilepsy. However, progression of seizure activity as well as the development of drug-resistance remains difficult to predict, irrespective of the underlying epileptogenic condition, i...
January 19, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995975/rna-activation-of-haploinsufficient-foxg1-gene-in-murine-neocortex
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Cristina Fimiani, Elisa Goina, Qin Su, Guangping Gao, Antonello Mallamaci
More than one hundred distinct gene hemizygosities are specifically linked to epilepsy, mental retardation, autism, schizophrenia and neuro-degeneration. Radical repair of these gene deficits via genome engineering is hardly feasible. The same applies to therapeutic stimulation of the spared allele by artificial transactivators. Small activating RNAs (saRNAs) offer an alternative, appealing approach. As a proof-of-principle, here we tested this approach on the Rett syndrome-linked, haploinsufficient, Foxg1 brain patterning gene...
December 20, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863250/histone-acetylome-wide-association-study-of-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Wenjie Sun, Jeremie Poschmann, Ricardo Cruz-Herrera Del Rosario, Neelroop N Parikshak, Hajira Shreen Hajan, Vibhor Kumar, Ramalakshmi Ramasamy, T Grant Belgard, Bavani Elanggovan, Chloe Chung Yi Wong, Jonathan Mill, Daniel H Geschwind, Shyam Prabhakar
The association of histone modification changes with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has not been systematically examined. We conducted a histone acetylome-wide association study (HAWAS) by performing H3K27ac chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing (ChIP-seq) on 257 postmortem samples from ASD and matched control brains. Despite etiological heterogeneity, ≥68% of syndromic and idiopathic ASD cases shared a common acetylome signature at >5,000 cis-regulatory elements in prefrontal and temporal cortex. Similarly, multiple genes associated with rare genetic mutations in ASD showed common "epimutations...
November 17, 2016: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798109/embryonic-forebrain-transcriptome-of-mice-with-polyalanine-expansion-mutations-in-the-arx-homeobox-gene
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Tessa Mattiske, Kristie Lee, Jozef Gecz, Gaelle Friocourt, Cheryl Shoubridge
The Aristaless-related homeobox (ARX) gene encodes a paired-type homeodomain transcription factor with critical roles in embryonic development. Mutations in ARX give rise to intellectual disability (ID), epilepsy and brain malformation syndromes. To capture the genetics and molecular disruptions that underpin the ARX-associated clinical phenotypes, we undertook a transcriptome wide RNASeq approach to analyse developing (12.5 dpc) telencephalon of mice modelling two recurrent polyalanine expansion mutations with different phenotypic severities in the ARX gene...
December 15, 2016: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665729/new-smarca2-mutation-in-a-patient-with-nicolaides-baraitser-syndrome-and-myoclonic-astatic-epilepsy
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S Tang, E Hughes, K Lascelles, M A Simpson, D K Pal
We report a de novo SMARCA2 missense mutation discovered on exome sequencing in a patient with myoclonic astatic epilepsy, leading to reassessment and identification of Nicolaides-Baraitser syndrome. This de novo SMARCA2 missense mutation c.3721C>G, p.Gln1241Glu is the only reported mutation on exon 26 outside the ATPase domain of SMARCA2 to be associated with Nicolaides-Baraitser syndrome and adds to chromatin remodeling as a pathway for epileptogenesis. © 2016 The Authors. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc...
January 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27650712/mbd3-expression-and-dna-binding-patterns-are-altered-in-a-rat-model-of-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#18
Joanna Bednarczyk, Konrad J Dębski, Anna M Bot, Katarzyna Lukasiuk
The aim of the present study was to examine involvement of MBD3 (methyl-CpG-binding domain protein 3), a protein involved in reading DNA methylation patterns, in epileptogenesis and epilepsy. We used a well-characterized rat model of temporal lobe epilepsy that is triggered by status epilepticus, evoked by electrical stimulation of the amygdala. Stimulated and sham-operated animals were sacrificed 14 days after stimulation. We found that MBD3 transcript was present in neurons, oligodendrocytes, and astrocytes in both control and epileptic animals...
2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27505431/epigenetics-of-epileptogenesis-evoked-upregulation-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-in-hippocampus
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Katarzyna Zybura-Broda, Renata Amborska, Magdalena Ambrozek-Latecka, Joanna Wilemska, Agnieszka Bogusz, Joanna Bucko, Anna Konopka, Wieslawa Grajkowska, Marcin Roszkowski, Andrzej Marchel, Andrzej Rysz, Lukasz Koperski, Grzegorz M Wilczynski, Leszek Kaczmarek, Marcin Rylski
Enhanced levels of Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) have been implicated in the pathogenesis of epilepsy in humans and rodents. Lack of Mmp-9 impoverishes, whereas excess of Mmp-9 facilitates epileptogenesis. Epigenetic mechanisms driving the epileptogenesis-related upregulation of MMP-9 expression are virtually unknown. The aim of this study was to reveal these mechanisms. We analyzed hippocampi extracted from adult and pediatric patients with temporal lobe epilepsy as well as from partially and fully pentylenetetrazole kindled rats...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27323938/genetic-investigations-of-the-epileptic-encephalopathies-recent-advances
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REVIEW
C T Myers, H C Mefford
The epileptic encephalopathies (EEs) are a group of epilepsy syndromes characterized by multiple seizure types, abundant epileptiform activity, and developmental delay or regression. Advances in genomic technologies over the past decade have accelerated our understanding of the genetic etiology of EE, which is largely due to de novo mutations. Chromosome microarrays to detect copy number variants identify a genomic cause in at least 5-10% of cases. Next-generation sequencing in the form of gene panels or whole exome sequencing have highlighted the role of de novo sequence changes and revealed extensive genetic heterogeneity...
2016: Progress in Brain Research
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