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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435630/association-of-insulin-like-growth-factor-i-with-the-severity-and-outcomes-of-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Masoud Mehrpour, Hessam Rahatlou, Negar Hamzehpur, Sahand Kia, Mahdi Safdarian
Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether higher serum levels of insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) in the acute phase of ischemic stroke are associated with less severe strokes and better functional outcome in a period of 12-month follow-up. Methods: From October 2014 to August 2015, patients with the diagnosis of acute ischemic stroke admitted to the stroke unit of Firoozgar Hospital, Tehran, Iran, entered this prospective study. National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) and Modified Rankin Scale (MRS) for stroke scores were used to measure the severity and outcomes of an acute ischemic stroke at the time of admission and 1 year after the stroke, respectively...
October 7, 2016: Iranian Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430363/cerebrolysin-for-acute-ischaemic-stroke
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REVIEW
Liliya Eugenevna Ziganshina, Tatyana Abakumova, Ludivine Vernay
BACKGROUND: Cerebrolysin is a mixture of low-molecular-weight peptides and amino acids derived from pigs' brain tissue, which has potential neuroprotective and neurotrophic properties. It is widely used in the treatment of acute ischaemic stroke in Russia, Eastern Europe, China, and other Asian and post-Soviet countries. OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and risks of cerebrolysin for treating acute ischaemic stroke. SEARCH METHODS: In May 2016 we searched the Cochrane Stroke Group Trials Register, CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, Web of Science Core Collection, with Science Citation Index, LILACS, OpenGrey, and a number of Russian Databases...
April 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430000/neuroprotective-and-regenerative-roles-of-intranasal-wnt-3a-administration-after-focal-ischemic-stroke-in-mice
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Zheng Zachory Wei, James Ya Zhang, Tammi M Taylor, Xiaohuan Gu, Yingying Zhao, Ling Wei
Wnt signaling is a conserved pathway involved in expansion of neural progenitors and lineage specification during development. However, the role of Wnt signaling in the post-stroke brain has not been well-elucidated. We hypothesized that Wnt-3a would play an important role for neurogenesis and brain repair. Adult male mice were subjected to a focal ischemic stroke targeting the sensorimotor cortex. Mice that received Wnt-3a (2 µg/kg/day, 1 h after stroke and once a day for the next 2 days, intranasal delivery) had reduced infarct volume compared to stroke controls...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429604/intra-arterial-verapamil-post-thrombectomy-is-feasible-safe-and-neuroprotective-in-stroke
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Justin F Fraser, Michael Maniskas, Amanda Trout, Doug Lukins, Lindsey Parker, W Lane Stafford, Abdulnasser Alhajeri, Jill Roberts, Gregory J Bix
Large vessel ischemic stroke represents the most disabling subtype. While t-PA and endovascular thrombectomy can recanalize the occluded vessel, good clinical outcomes are not uniformly achieved. We propose that supplementing endovascular thrombectomy with superselective intra-arterial (IA) verapamil immediately following recanalization could be safe and effective. Verapamil, a calcium channel blocker, has been shown to be an effective IA adjunct in a pre-clinical mouse focal ischemia model. To demonstrate translational efficacy, mechanism, feasibility, and safety, we conducted a group of translational experiments...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428752/desensitizing-mitochondrial-permeability-transition-by-erk-cyclophilin-d-axis-contributes-to-the-neuroprotective-effect-of-gallic-acid-against-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Jing Sun, Da-Dui Ren, Jin-Yi Wan, Chen Chen, Dong Chen, Huan Yang, Chun-Lai Feng, Jing Gao
Ischemic stroke is a devastating disease with complex pathophysiology. Much evidence confirms that opening of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore (MPTP) is related with mitochondrial dysfunction to apoptosis in ischemic stroke, thus elucidating its signaling mechanism and screening novel MPTP inhibitor is therefore of paramount importance. Our earlier studies identified that gallic acid (GA), a naturally occurring plant phenol, endows with effect on inhibition of mitochondrial dysfunction, which has significant neuroprotective effect in cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425051/upregulation-and-phosphorylation-of-hspb1-hsp25-and-hspb5-%C3%AE-b-crystallin-after-transient-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion-in-rats
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Britta Bartelt-Kirbach, Alexander Slowik, Cordian Beyer, Nikola Golenhofen
Ischemic stroke leads to cellular dysfunction, cell death, and devastating clinical outcomes. The cells of the brain react to such a cellular stress by a stress response with an upregulation of heat shock proteins resulting in activation of endogenous neuroprotective capacities. Several members of the family of small heat shock proteins (HspBs) have been shown to be neuroprotective. However, yet no systematic study examined all HspBs during cerebral ischemia. Here, we performed a comprehensive comparative study comprising all HspBs in an animal model of stroke, i...
April 20, 2017: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420961/the-role-of-astrocytes-in-neuroprotection-after-brain-stroke-potential-in-cell-therapy
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REVIEW
Andrea Becerra-Calixto, Gloria P Cardona-Gómez
Astrocytes are commonly involved in negative responses through their hyperreactivity and glial scar formation in excitotoxic and/or mechanical injuries. But, astrocytes are also specialized glial cells of the nervous system that perform multiple homeostatic functions for the survival and maintenance of the neurovascular unit. Astrocytes have neuroprotective, angiogenic, immunomodulatory, neurogenic, and antioxidant properties and modulate synaptic function. This makes them excellent candidates as a source of neuroprotection and neurorestoration in tissues affected by ischemia/reperfusion, when some of their deregulated genes can be controlled...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419990/effects-of-estradiol-on-autophagy-and-nrf-2-are-signals-after-cerebral-ischemia
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Litao Li, Jinghong Chen, Sujuan Sun, Jingru Zhao, Xiaoli Dong, Jianhua Wang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Estradiol (EST) reduces the risk of stroke and decreases the incidence and progression of the disease because of its neuroprotective roles in inhibiting cell death that occurs in response to a variety of neuronal stimuli such as inflammation and oxidative stress. In this study, we determined the role played by autophagy and Nrf2-ARE signal pathways in the hippocampus regions in modulating cerebral ischemia under different EST conditions. METHODS: Western blot analysis and ELISA were used to determine the protein expression of autophagy and Nrf2-ARE pathways; and the levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines (PICs) and a key marker of oxidative stress...
April 13, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413360/the-cd31-molecule-a-possible-neuroprotective-agent-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Tobias Boeckh-Behrens, Justus Kleine, Johannes Kaesmacher, Claus Zimmer, Lucas Schirmer, Sophie Simon, Holger Poppert
BACKGROUND: The transmembrane receptor molecule CD31 is known to have immunomodulatory functions, suggesting a possible neuroprotective effect in the context of acute ischemic stroke by restricting an over-activation of secondary immunological processes. This study examines the density of CD31(+) cells in mechanically extracted thrombi of stroke patients with the aim to test whether the occurrence of CD31(+) cells was associated with a beneficial clinical outcome in those patients. METHODS: Thrombi of 122 consecutive patients with large anterior circulation stroke were collected during intracranial mechanical recanalization...
2017: Thrombosis Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406964/granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-therapy-for-stroke-a-pairwise-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
Xin Huang, Yu Liu, Shuang Bai, Lidan Peng, Boai Zhang, Hong Lu
Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) is atherapeutic candidate for stroke that has demonstrated anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties. Data from preclinical and clinical studies have suggested the safety and efficacy of G-CSF in stroke; however, the exact effects and utility of this cytokine in patients remain disputed. We performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of G-CSF in ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke to assess its clinical safety and efficacy. Electronic databases were searched for relevant publications in English and Chinese...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405804/cytoprotective-drug-tissue-plasminogen-activator-protease-interaction-assays-screening-of-two-novel-cytoprotective-chromones
#11
Paul A Lapchak, Jacqueline M Lara, Paul D Boitano
Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is currently used in combination with endovascular procedures to enhance recanalization and cerebral reperfusion and is also currently administered as standard-of-care thrombolytic therapy to patients within 3-4.5 h of an ischemic stroke. Since tPA is not neuroprotective or cytoprotective, adjuvant therapy with a neuroprotective or an optimized cytoprotective compound is required to provide the best care to stroke victims to maximally promote clinical recovery. In this article, we describe the use of a sensitive standardized protease assay with CH3SO2-D-hexahydrotyrosine-Gly-Arg-p-nitroanilide•AcOH, a chromogenic protease substrate that is cleaved to 4-nitroaniline (p-nitroaniline) and measured spectrophotometrically at 405 nm (OD405 nm), and how the assay can be used as an effective screening assay to study drug-tPA interactions...
April 12, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399863/vectorized-nanodelivery-systems-for-ischemic-stroke-a-concept-and-a-need
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REVIEW
Andrés Da Silva-Candal, Bárbara Argibay, Ramón Iglesias-Rey, Zulema Vargas, Alba Vieites-Prado, Esteban López-Arias, Emilio Rodríguez-Castro, Iria López-Dequidt, Manuel Rodríguez-Yáñez, Yolanda Piñeiro, Tomás Sobrino, Francisco Campos, José Rivas, José Castillo
Neurological diseases of diverse aetiologies have significant effects on the quality of life of patients. The limited self-repairing capacity of the brain is considered to be the origin of the irreversible and progressive nature of many neurological diseases. Therefore, neuroprotection is an important goal shared by many clinical neurologists and neuroscientists. In this review, we discuss the main obstacles that have prevented the implementation of experimental neuroprotective strategies in humans and propose alternative avenues for the use of neuroprotection as a feasible therapeutic approach...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398927/triggering-receptor-expressed-on-myeloid-cells-2-a-novel-regulator-of-immunocyte-phenotypes-confers-neuroprotection-by-relieving-neuroinflammation
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Qian Zhai, Feng Li, Xiyao Chen, Ji Jia, Sisi Sun, Dandan Zhou, Lei Ma, Tao Jiang, Fuhai Bai, Lize Xiong, Qiang Wang
BACKGROUND: Microglia can not only detrimentally augment secondary injury but also potentially promote recovery. However, the mechanism underlying the regulation of microglial phenotypes after stroke remains unclear. METHODS: Mice were subjected to middle cerebral artery occlusion for 60 min. At 3 days after reperfusion, the effects of activation and suppression of triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells 2 on immunocyte phenotypes (n = 5), neurobehavioral scores (n = 7), infarct volumes (n = 8), and neuronal apoptosis (n = 7) were analyzed...
April 10, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395173/particular-phosphorylation-of-pi3k-akt-on-thr308-via-pdk-1-and-pten-mediates-melatonin-s-neuroprotective-activity-after-focal-cerebral-ischemia-in-mice
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Ulkan Kilic, Ahmet Burak Caglayan, Mustafa Caglar Beker, Mehmet Yalcin Gunal, Berrak Caglayan, Esra Yalcin, Taha Kelestemur, Reyhan Zeynep Gundogdu, Burak Yulug, Bayram Yılmaz, Bilal Ersen Kerman, Ertugrul Kilic
Apart from its potent antioxidant property, recent studies have revealed that melatonin promotes PI3K/Akt phosphorylation following focal cerebral ischemia (FCI) in mice. However, it is not clear (i) whether increased PI3K/Akt phosphorylation is a concomitant event or it directly contributes to melatonin's neuroprotective effect, and (ii) how melatonin regulates PI3K/Akt signaling pathway after FCI. In this study, we showed that Akt was intensively phosphorylated at the Thr308 activation loop as compared with Ser473 by melatonin after FCI...
April 5, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393614/current-and-future-perspectives-on-the-treatment-of-cerebral-ischemia
#15
REVIEW
Brandon R Christophe, Shyle H Mehta, Andrew L A Garton, Jonathan Sisti, E Sander Connolly
After heart disease and combined forms of cancer, stroke is the leading cause of death in the United States. Currently, tissue-plasminogen activator (tPA) thrombolysis is the only thrombolytic therapy that has been shown to improve patient outcome. Presently, the only antithrombotic drug treatment that has proven effective at improving acute ischemic stroke patient outcome is aspirin administration. Despite these studies, no clinical trials have yet demonstrated a reliably effective pharmacological treatment...
April 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392459/stroke-and-other-cerebrovascular-diseases
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EDITORIAL
Halina Offner, Masafumi Ihara, Wolf-Rüdiger Schäbitz, Peter T-H Wong
To achieve success in developing more effective treatments for stroke, we need a better understanding in all aspects of stroke including prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and post-stroke recovery and complications. The objective of this special issue is to bring to the readership of Neurochemistry International the latest developments and knowledge in a broad spectrum of areas of stroke research in both review and original research articles. Topics include neuroprotective diets, biomarkers used to aid clinical management, neurodegenerative as well as neuroprotective effects of the immune system, potential therapeutic targets, engineered growth factors that promote endogenous neuroregeneration, mechanisms of cerebral small vessel disease, and post stroke epilepsy...
April 6, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391015/administration-of-secretoneurin-is-protective-in-hypoxic-ischemic-neonatal-brain-injury-predominantly-in-the-hypoxic-only-hemisphere
#17
Anna Posod, Karina Wechselberger, Ruslan Iljitsch Stanika, Gerald J Obermair, Karina Wegleiter, Eva Huber, Martina Urbanek, Ursula Kiechl-Kohlendorfer, Elke Griesmaier
Neonatal brain injury is a problem of global importance. To date, no causal therapies are available. A substance with considerable therapeutic potential is the endogenous neuropeptide secretoneurin (SN), which has proven to be beneficial in adult stroke. The aim of this study was to assess its effect in neonatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury models. In vitro, primary hippocampal neurons were pre-treated with vehicle, 1µg/ml, 10µg/ml, or 50µg/ml SN and subjected to oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD) for six hours...
April 6, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390980/semi-synthetic-sapogenin-exerts-neuroprotective-effects-by-skewing-the-brain-ischemia-reperfusion-transcriptome-towards-inflammatory-resolution
#18
Laura García-Pupo, Jeney Ramírez Sánchez, Dariusz Ratman, Claudina Pérez-Novo, Ken Declerck, Karolien De Bosscher, Marios Nektarios Markakis, Gerrit Beemster, Armando Zaldo, Yanier Nuñez Figueredo, René Delgado Hernández, Wim Vanden Berghe
Stroke represents one of the first causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide. We evaluated the therapeutic potential of a novel semi-synthetic spirosteroid sapogenin derivative "S15" in a transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAO) focal ischemia model in rat. S15-treated rats had significantly reduced infarct volumes and improved neurological functions at 24 h post-reperfusion, compared with ischemia. Corresponding gene expression changes in brain were characterized by mRNA sequencing and qPCR approaches...
April 5, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389617/a-dedicated-spanish-language-line-increases-enrollment-of-hispanics-into-prehospital-clinical-research
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Nerses Sanossian, Lauren Rosenberg, David S Liebeskind, Sidney Starkman, Marc Eckstein, Samuel Stratton, Franklin D Pratt, Scott Hamilton, May Kim-Tenser, Latisha K Sharma, Lucas Restrepo, Miguel Valdes-Suieras, Robin Conwit, Jeffrey L Saver
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Novel methods are needed to reduce the disparity of Hispanic enrollment in stroke clinical trials. Prehospital enrollment using a dedicated Spanish language line may help overcome this bias. METHODS: Subjects or legally authorized representatives provided information on race and ethnicity for all cases enrolled in the FAST-MAG clinical trial (Field Administration of Stroke Therapy-Magnesium), a prehospital phase 3 randomized study of intravenous magnesium for neuroprotection...
April 7, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389473/st2-il-33-dependent-microglial-response-limits-acute-ischemic-brain-injury
#20
Yuanyuan Yang, Huan Liu, Haiyue Zhang, Qing Ye, Jianyi Wang, Boyu Yang, Leilei Mao, Wen Zhu, Rehana K Leak, Bo Xiao, Binfeng Lu, Jun Chen, Xiaoming Hu
ST2, a member of the interleukin 1 receptor family, and its ligand interleukin 33 (IL-33) play critical roles in immune regulation and inflammatory responses. This study explores the roles of endogenous IL-33/ST2 signaling in ischemic brain injury and elucidates the underlying mechanisms of action. The expression of IL-33 rapidly increased in oligodendrocytes and astrocytes after 60 min transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAO). ST2 receptor deficiency exacerbated brain infarction 3d after tMCAO as well as distal permanent MCAO...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
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