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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236526/-atypical-atypical-parkinsonism-critical-appraisal-of-a-cohort
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Stephanie T Hirschbichler, Roberto Erro, Christos Ganos, Maria Stamelou, Amit Batla, Bettina Balint, Kailash P Bhatia
BACKGROUND: Atypical parkinsonian conditions such as multiple system atrophy (MSA), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), corticobasal syndrome (CBS) and Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) comprise 10-15% of parkinsonian syndromes. Misdiagnosis with Parkinson disease (PD) and within the entities is common, given the absence of reliable biomarkers. However a correct diagnosis is not only important in clinical practice, but also crucial for any trial attempting to identify biomarkers or new treatments...
December 14, 2016: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219441/microglia-p2y6-receptor-is-related-to-parkinson-s-disease-through-neuroinflammatory-process
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Xiaodong Yang, Yue Lou, Guidong Liu, Xueping Wang, Yiwei Qian, Jianqing Ding, Shengdi Chen, Qin Xiao
BACKGROUND: Microglia in the central nervous system (CNS) were reported to play crucial role in neurodegeneration. Previous studies showed that P2Y6 receptor (P2Y6R) mainly contributed to microglia activation and phagocytosis in CNS. However, the level of P2Y6R in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients is unclear. Therefore, we measured the level of P2Y6R in PD patients and speculated whether it could be a potential biomarker for PD. Given on the basis that P2Y6R was higher in PD patients, we further explored the mechanisms underlying P2Y6R in the pathogenesis of PD...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217332/planar-versus-non-planar-the-important-role-of-weak-c-h%C3%A2-o-hydrogen-bonds-in-the-crystal-structure-of-5-methyl-salicyl-aldehyde
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Ulrich Baisch, Marie Christine Scicluna, Christian Näther, Liana Vella-Zarb
The crystal structure of 5-methyl-salicyl-aldehyde (5-MSA; systematic name 2-hy-droxy-5-methyl-benzaldehyde), C8H8O2, was discovered to be a textbook example of the drastic structural changes caused by just a few weak C-H⋯O inter-actions due to the additional methyl-ation of the aromatic ring compared to salicyl-aldehyde SA. This weak inter-molecular hydrogen bonding is observed between aromatic or methyl carbon donor atoms and hydroxyl or aldehyde acceptor oxygen atoms with d(D⋯A) = 3.4801 (18) and 3...
February 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213437/%C3%AE-synuclein-multiple-system-atrophy-prions
#4
Amanda L Woerman, Joel C Watts, Atsushi Aoyagi, Kurt Giles, Lefkos T Middleton, Stanley B Prusiner
Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a rapidly progressive neurodegenerative disease arising from the misfolding and accumulation of the protein α-synuclein in oligodendrocytes, where it forms glial cytoplasmic inclusions (GCIs). Several years of studying synthetic α-synuclein fibrils has provided critical insight into the ability of α-synuclein to template endogenous protein misfolding, giving rise to fibrillar structures capable of propagating from cell to cell. However, more recent studies with MSA-derived α-synuclein aggregates have shown that they have a similar ability to undergo template-directed propagation, like PrP prions...
February 17, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213435/genetics-of-synucleinopathies
#5
Robert L Nussbaum
Parkinson's disease (PD), diffuse Lewy body disease (DLBD), and multiple system atrophy (MSA) constitute the three major neurodegenerative disorders referred to as synucleinopathies because both genetic and pathological results implicate the α-synuclein protein in their pathogenesis. PD and DLBD are recognized as closely related diseases with substantial clinical and pathological overlap. MSA, on the other hand, has a distinctive clinical presentation and neuropathological profile. In this review, we will summarize the evidence linking α-synuclein to these three disorders...
February 17, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207803/side-effects-induced-by-the-acute-levodopa-challenge-in-parkinson-s-disease-and-atypical-parkinsonisms
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Rosario Vasta, Alessandra Nicoletti, Giovanni Mostile, Valeria Dibilio, Giorgia Sciacca, Donatella Contrafatto, Calogero Edoardo Cicero, Loredana Raciti, Antonina Luca, Mario Zappia
INTRODUCTION: Acute levodopa challenge may be performed to predict levodopa chronic responsiveness. The aim of the study was to investigate frequency of side effects during the acute levodopa challenge in PD and atypical parkinsonisms. METHODS: We enrolled 34 de novo PD patients and 29 patients affected by atypical parkinsonisms (Multiple System Atrophy, MSA, n = 10; Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, PSP, n = 12 and Corticobasal Degeneration, CBD, n = 7) who underwent an acute levodopa challenge...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202694/pure-autonomic-failure-predictors-of-conversion-to-clinical-cns-involvement
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Wolfgang Singer, Sarah E Berini, Paola Sandroni, Robert D Fealey, Elizabeth A Coon, Mariana D Suarez, Eduardo E Benarroch, Phillip A Low
OBJECTIVE: Based on the observation that a subset of patients originally diagnosed with pure autonomic failure (PAF) eventually develops extrapyramidal or cerebellar involvement consistent with multiple system atrophy (MSA), Parkinson disease (PD), or dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), we aimed to identify predictors of progression of PAF to more sinister synucleinopathies. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, we reviewed patients seen at Mayo Clinic Rochester by autonomic specialists between 2001 and 2011 and during initial evaluation diagnosed with orthostatic hypotension consistent with PAF (possible PAF)...
February 15, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199945/contribution-of-methane-sulfonic-acid-to-new-particle-formation-in-the-atmosphere
#8
Hailiang Zhao, Xiaotong Jiang, Lin Du
Methane sulfonic acid (MSA) is present in substantial concentrations in the gas phase over oceans and coastal regions. We present an investigation into the contribution of MSA to new particle formation with the common atmospheric aerosol nucleation precursors including MSA, methanol, formic acid, acetone, dimethylether, formaldehyde, methyl formate, by making use a quantum chemical approach. Density functional theory calculations indicate that these bimolecular complexes are characterized by the presence of strong inter-molecular hydrogen bonds (SOH⋯O) with large binding energies and thermodynamic equilibrium constants...
May 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196306/effects-of-isoflurane-anesthesia-and-intravenous-morphine-self-administration-on-regional-glucose-metabolism-18-f-fdg-pet-of-male-sprague-dawley-rats
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Thomas Y Park, Kevin S Nishida, Colin M Wilson, Shalini Jaiswal, Jessica Scott, Andrew R Hoy, Reed G Selwyn, Bernard J Dardzinski, Kwang H Choi
Although certain drugs of abuse are known to disrupt brain glucose metabolism (BGluM), the effects of opiates on BGluM are not well characterized. Moreover, preclinical positron emission tomography (PET) studies anesthetize animals during the scan, which limits clinical applications. We investigated the effects of 1) isoflurane anesthesia and 2) intravenous morphine self-administration (MSA) on BGluM in rats. Jugular vein cannulated adult male Sprague-Dawley rats self-administered either saline (SSA) or morphine (0...
February 14, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187423/integrated-automatic-workflow-for-phylogenetic-tree-analysis-using-public-access-and-local-web-services
#10
Kasikrit Damkliang, Pichaya Tandayya, Unitsa Sangket, Ekawat Pasomsub
At the present, coding sequence (CDS) has been discovered and larger CDS is being revealed frequently. Approaches and related tools have also been developed and upgraded concurrently, especially for phylogenetic tree analysis. This paper proposes an integrated automatic Taverna workflow for the phylogenetic tree inferring analysis using public access web services at European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB), and our own deployed local web services. The workflow input is a set of CDS in the Fasta format...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182138/construct-validity-of-the-depression-and-somatic-symptoms-scale-evaluation-by-mokken-scale-analysis
#11
Ya-Hsin Chou, Chin-Pang Lee, Chia-Yih Liu, Ching-I Hung
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies of the Depression and Somatic Symptoms Scale (DSSS), a free scale, have been based on the classical test theory, and the construct validity and dimensionality of the DSSS are as yet uncertain. The aim of this study was to use Mokken scale analysis (MSA) to assess the dimensionality of the DSSS. METHODS: A sample of 214 psychiatric outpatients with mood and anxiety disorders were enrolled at a medical center in Taiwan (age: mean [SD] =38...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181693/frontotemporal-lobar-degeneration-tdp-with-multiple-system-atrophy-phenocopy-syndrome
#12
Ana Luísa Sousa, Ricardo Taipa, Niall Quinn, Tamas Revesz, Manuel Melo Pires, Marina Magalhães
Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a neurodegenerative disorder presenting with parkinsonism, cerebellar involvement, autonomic dysfunction and pyramidal signs (1). Two main clinical subtypes of MSA are recognized: a parkinsonian-type (MSA-P) associated with predominant nigrostriatal degeneration and a cerebellar-type (MSA-C) with predominant olivopontocerebellar atrophy. A 'definite' diagnosis requires pathological confirmation with demonstration of glial cytoplasmic inclusions comprising alpha-synuclein protein aggregates (1)...
February 9, 2017: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179466/blood-based-nfl-a-biomarker-for-differential-diagnosis-of-parkinsonian-disorder
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Oskar Hansson, Shorena Janelidze, Sara Hall, Nadia Magdalinou, Andrew J Lees, Ulf Andreasson, Niklas Norgren, Jan Linder, Lars Forsgren, Radu Constantinescu, Henrik Zetterberg, Kaj Blennow
OBJECTIVE: To determine if blood neurofilament light chain (NfL) protein can discriminate between Parkinson disease (PD) and atypical parkinsonian disorders (APD) with equally high diagnostic accuracy as CSF NfL, and can therefore improve the diagnostic workup of parkinsonian disorders. METHODS: The study included 3 independent prospective cohorts: the Lund (n = 278) and London (n = 117) cohorts, comprising healthy controls and patients with PD, progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), corticobasal syndrome (CBS), and multiple system atrophy (MSA), as well as an early disease cohort (n = 109) of patients with PD, PSP, MSA, or CBS with disease duration ≤3 years...
February 8, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170377/%C3%AE-synuclein-toxicity-in-neurodegeneration-mechanism-and-therapeutic-strategies
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REVIEW
Yvette C Wong, Dimitri Krainc
Alterations in α-synuclein dosage lead to familial Parkinson's disease (PD), and its accumulation results in synucleinopathies that include PD, dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and multiple system atrophy (MSA). Furthermore, α-synuclein contributes to the fibrilization of amyloid-b and tau, two key proteins in Alzheimer's disease, which suggests a central role for α-synuclein toxicity in neurodegeneration. Recent studies of factors contributing to α-synuclein toxicity and its disruption of downstream cellular pathways have expanded our understanding of disease pathogenesis in synucleinopathies...
February 7, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166908/the-middle-stone-age-human-fossil-record-from-klasies-river-main-site
#15
Frederick E Grine, Sarah Wurz, Curtis W Marean
The paleoanthropological significance of Klasies River Main Site derives from its abundant Middle Stone Age (MSA) archaeological debris and the hominin fossils that have featured in discussions about modern human emergence. Despite their significance, the human remains have yet to be contextualized within the spatial, stratigraphic and geochronological framework of the site. We provide an updated overview of the stratigraphy and geochronology of the site, and review the human fossil record in this context. We also provide the first anatomical interpretations of many of the cranial vault fragments...
February 2017: Journal of Human Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166857/palliative-care-discussions-in-multiple-system-atrophy-a-retrospective-review
#16
Anita M Dayal, Mary E Jenkins, Mandar S Jog, Kurt Kimpinski, Penny MacDonald, Teneille E Gofton
OBJECTIVE: Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is an incurable neurodegenerative illness in which progressive symptoms, including stridor and acute laryngeal obstruction, occur. Advanced care planning and palliative care discussions in people living with MSA are not well defined. The aim of the present study is to evaluate advanced care planning and current practices in palliative care in MSA to identify opportunities for improving quality of care. METHODS: The study is a retrospective chart review assessing the focus and timing of palliative care discussions in people living with MSA...
February 7, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166227/improving-protein-protein-interaction-prediction-using-evolutionary-information-from-low-quality-msas
#17
Csilla Várnai, Nikolas S Burkoff, David L Wild
Evolutionary information stored in multiple sequence alignments (MSAs) has been used to identify the interaction interface of protein complexes, by measuring either co-conservation or co-mutation of amino acid residues across the interface. Recently, maximum entropy related correlated mutation measures (CMMs) such as direct information, decoupling direct from indirect interactions, have been developed to identify residue pairs interacting across the protein complex interface. These studies have focussed on carefully selected protein complexes with large, good-quality MSAs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162177/-prognostic-factors-for-inability-to-walk-independently-in-patients-with-multiple-system-atrophy
#18
Z W Wang, X H Wu, F Qiu, J G Liu, W Yao, M Jiang, S S Wang, Z G Chen, X K Qi
Objective: To explore the prognostic factors for inability to walk independently in patients with multiple system atrophy (MSA). Methods: A total of 123 patients with clinically confirmed MSA admitted to Navy General Hospital and Dongfang Hospital affiliated to the Second Clinical Medical College of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, from February 2013 to February 2016, were retrospectively reviewed. Clinical data and all records were collected and all subjects were followed up by a telephone call in February 2016...
February 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161410/methylseleninic-acid-and-sodium-selenite-induce-severe-er-stress-and-subsequent-apoptosis-through-upr-activation-in-pel-cells
#19
Zenpei Shigemi, Kazuki Manabe, Naoko Hara, Yusuke Baba, Kohei Hosokawa, Hiroki Kagawa, Tadashi Watanabe, Masahiro Fujimuro
Selenium compounds such as methylseleninic acid (MSA) and sodium selenite (SS) have been widely evaluated as potential anti-cancer agents in the clinical setting. Primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) is a non-Hodgkin's B-cell lymphoma, associated with immunosuppressed individuals, such as post-transplant or AIDS patients. Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) is the causative agent of PEL and Kaposi's sarcoma. Here, we found that MSA and SS markedly inhibited the growth of PEL cells compared with KSHV-uninfected B cells...
February 1, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153532/fty720-fingolimod-reverses-%C3%AE-synuclein-induced-downregulation-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-mrna-in-oln-93-oligodendroglial-cells
#20
Ismael Segura-Ulate, Barbara Yang, Javier Vargas-Medrano, Ruth G Perez
Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a demyelinating neurodegenerative disorder characterized by accumulation of aggregated α-synuclein (aSyn) inside oligodendrocyte precursors, mature oligodendroglia, and neurons. MSA dysfunction is associated with loss of trophic factor production by glial and neuronal cells. Here, we report that recombinant wild type human aSyn uptake by OLN-93, an oligodendroglia cell-line, reduced brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) expression. Furthermore, OLN-93 cells stably transfected with human wild type or an MSA-associated mutant aSyn, A53E that produces neuronal and glial inclusions, reduced BDNF mRNA to nearly unmeasurable qPCR levels...
January 31, 2017: Neuropharmacology
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