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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339662/hiv-1-proteins-influence-novelty-seeking-behavior-and-alter-region-specific-transcriptional-responses-to-chronic-nicotine-treatment-in-hiv-1tg-rats
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Zhongli Yang, Tanseli Nesil, Taylor Wingo, Sulie L Chang, Ming D Li
Introduction: Clinical studies suggest that HIV-1-infected patients are more likely to use or abuse addictive drugs than is the general population. We hypothesized that HIV-1 proteins impact novelty-seeking behavior and enhance the transcriptional response to nicotine in genes implicated in both novelty-seeking behavior and drug addiction. Methods: We assessed the effects of HIV-1 proteins on novelty-seeking behavior by comparing baseline activity differences of HIV-1Tg and F344 control rats in the open-field test...
February 17, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323224/progressive-multifocal-leukoencephalopathy-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-treatments
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Gaëlle Clavel, Antoine Moulignier, Luca Semerano
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a demyelinating disease of the central nervous system due to reactivation of the JC virus (JCV). PML is extremely uncommon despite the high prevalence of the virus in the general population. No specific treatment is available, and the prognosis is bleak. The diagnosis is based on brain imaging findings, detection of the JCV genome in cerebrospinal fluid samples and, in some cases, histological studies of the brain lesions. The pathophysiological mechanisms that drive the development of PML are incompletely understood...
March 16, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315271/role-of-sigma-1-receptor-in-cocaine-abuse-and-neurodegenerative-disease
#3
Yu Cai, Lu Yang, Fang Niu, Ke Liao, Shilpa Buch
Sigma-1 receptors (Sig-1R) are recognized as a unique class of non-G protein-coupled intracellular protein. Sig-1R binds to its ligand such as cocaine , resulting in dissociation of Sig-1R from mitochondrion-associated ER membrane (MAM) to the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), plasma membrane, and nuclear membrane, regulating function of various proteins. Sig-1R has diverse roles in both physiological as well as in pathogenic processes. The disruption of Sig-1R pathways has been implicated as causative mechanism(s) in the development of both neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer disease (AD ), Parkinson disease (PD ), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS ) and Huntington Disease (HD ) ...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315051/development-of-antibody-modified-chitosan-nanoparticles-for-the-targeted-delivery-of-sirna-across-the-blood-brain-barrier-as-a-strategy-for-inhibiting-hiv-replication-in-astrocytes
#4
Jijin Gu, Karam Al-Bayati, Emmanuel A Ho
RNA interference (RNAi)-mediated gene silencing offers a novel treatment and prevention strategy for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. HIV was found to infect and replicate in human brain cells and can cause neuroinfections and neurological deterioration. We designed dual-antibody-modified chitosan/small interfering RNA (siRNA) nanoparticles to deliver siRNA across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) targeting HIV-infected brain astrocytes as a strategy for inhibiting HIV replication. We hypothesized that transferrin antibody and bradykinin B2 antibody could specifically bind to the transferrin receptor (TfR) and bradykinin B2 receptor (B2R), respectively, and deliver siRNA across the BBB into astrocytes as potential targeting ligands...
March 17, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302163/matrix-metalloproteinase-activity-stimulates-n-cadherin-shedding-and-the-soluble-n-cadherin-ectodomain-promotes-classical-microglial-activation
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Katherine Conant, Stefano Daniele, P Lorenzo Bozzelli, Tsion Abdi, Amanda Edwards, Arek Szklarczyk, India Olchefske, David Ottenheimer, Kathleen Maguire-Zeiss
BACKGROUND: Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are a family of enzymes that are typically released from intracellular stores to act on specific extracellular substrates. MMP expression and activity can be increased in a neuronal activity-dependent manner, and further increased in response to tissue injury. MMP substrates include cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) that are abundantly expressed in the brain and well positioned for membrane proximal cleavage. Importantly, CAM integrity is important to synaptic structure and axon-myelin interactions, and shed ectodomains may themselves influence cellular function...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293774/hiv-associated-neurodegeneration-and-neuroimmunity-multivoxel-mr-spectroscopy-study-in-drug-na%C3%A3-ve-and-treated-patients
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Jasmina Boban, Dusko Kozic, Vesna Turkulov, Jelena Ostojic, Robert Semnic, Dajana Lendak, Snezana Brkic
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to test neurobiochemical changes in normal appearing brain tissue in HIV+ patients receiving and not receiving combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) and healthy controls, using multivoxel MR spectroscopy (mvMRS). METHODS: We performed long- and short-echo 3D mvMRS in 110 neuroasymptomatic subjects (32 HIV+ subjects on cART, 28 HIV+ therapy-naïve subjects and 50 healthy controls) on a 3T MR scanner, targeting frontal and parietal supracallosal subcortical and deep white matter and cingulate gyrus (NAA/Cr, Cho/Cr and mI/Cr ratios were analysed)...
March 14, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289601/3d-scattering-transforms-for-disease-classification-in-neuroimaging
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Tameem Adel, Taco Cohen, Matthan Caan, Max Welling
Classifying neurodegenerative brain diseases in MRI aims at correctly assigning discrete labels to MRI scans. Such labels usually refer to a diagnostic decision a learner infers based on what it has learned from a training sample of MRI scans. Classification from MRI voxels separately typically does not provide independent evidence towards or against a class; the information relevant for classification is only present in the form of complicated multivariate patterns (or "features"). Deep learning solves this problem by learning a sequence of non-linear transformations that result in feature representations that are better suited to classification...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283598/leptomeningeal-gadolinium-enhancement-across-the-spectrum-of-chronic-neuroinflammatory-diseases
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Martina Absinta, Irene C M Cortese, Luisa Vuolo, Govind Nair, Manori P de Alwis, Joan Ohayon, Alessandro Meani, Vittorio Martinelli, Roberta Scotti, Andrea Falini, Bryan R Smith, Avindra Nath, Steven Jacobson, Massimo Filippi, Daniel S Reich
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence and the specificity of leptomeningeal enhancement (LME) on postcontrast T2-fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) MRI in multiple sclerosis (MS) compared to a variety of inflammatory and noninflammatory neurologic conditions assessed in 2 academic research hospitals. METHODS: On 3T postcontrast T2-FLAIR images, the presence of focal gadolinium enhancement was evaluated in the leptomeningeal compartment in 254 people with non-MS neurologic conditions or neurotropic viral infections...
March 10, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270571/hiv-1-tat-primes-and-activates-microglial-nlrp3-inflammasome-mediated-neuroinflammation
#9
Ernest T Chivero, Ming-Lei Guo, Palsamy Periyasamy, Ke Liao, Shannon E Callen, Shilpa Buch
Neuroinflammation associated with HIV-1 infection is a problem affecting ∼50% of HIV-infected individuals. NLRP3 inflammasome has been implicated in HIV-induced microglial activation, but the mechanism(s) remain unclear. Since HIV-Tat continues to be present despite antiretroviral therapy and activates NF-kB, we hypothesized that Tat could prime the NLRP3 inflammasome. We found a dose- and time-dependent induction of NLRP3 expression in microglia exposed to Tat compared with control. Tat exposure also time-dependently increased the mature caspase-1 and IL-1β levels and enhanced the IL-1β secretion...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268128/mr-imaging-of-adult-acute-infectious-encephalitis
#10
REVIEW
A Bertrand, D Leclercq, L Martinez-Almoyna, N Girard, J-P Stahl, T De-Broucker
BACKGROUND: Imaging is a key tool for the diagnosis of acute encephalitis. Brain CT scan must be urgently performed to rule out a brain lesion with mass effect that would contraindicate lumbar puncture. Brain MRI is less accessible than CT scan, but can provide crucial information with patients presenting with acute encephalitis. METHOD: We performed a literature review on PubMed on April 1, 2015 with the search terms "MRI" and "encephalitis". RESULTS: We first described the various brain MRI abnormalities associated with each pathogen of acute encephalitis (HSV, VZV, other viral agents targeting immunocompromised patients or travelers; tuberculosis, listeriosis, other less frequent bacterial agents)...
March 3, 2017: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258081/increased-brain-predicted-aging-in-treated-hiv-disease
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James H Cole, Jonathan Underwood, Matthan W A Caan, Davide De Francesco, Rosan A van Zoest, Robert Leech, Ferdinand W N M Wit, Peter Portegies, Gert J Geurtsen, Ben A Schmand, Maarten F Schim van der Loeff, Claudio Franceschi, Caroline A Sabin, Charles B L M Majoie, Alan Winston, Peter Reiss, David J Sharp
OBJECTIVE: To establish whether HIV disease is associated with abnormal levels of age-related brain atrophy, by estimating apparent brain age using neuroimaging and exploring whether these estimates related to HIV status, age, cognitive performance, and HIV-related clinical parameters. METHODS: A large sample of virologically suppressed HIV-positive adults (n = 162, age 45-82 years) and highly comparable HIV-negative controls (n = 105) were recruited as part of the Comorbidity in Relation to AIDS (COBRA) collaboration...
March 3, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255515/microarrays-enabled-hypothesis-generation-the-suspect-role-of-fnbp-1-in-neuropsychiatric-pathogenesis-associated-with-hiv-and-or-hcv-infection
#12
A Katsounas, K R Wilting, R A Lempicki, J F Schlaak, G Gerken
OBJECTIVE: The spectrum of neuropsychiatric illness (NI) associated with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and/or the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) is far reaching and significantly impacts the clinical presentation and outcome of infected persons; however, the etiological and pathophysiological background remains partially understood. The present work was aimed to investigate the potential significance of formin binding protein 1 (FNBP-1)-dependent pathways in NI-pathogenesis by elaborating on previous microarray-based research in HIV and/or HCV-infected patients receiving interferon-α (IFN-α) immunotherapy via a rigorous data mining procedure...
December 2016: Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251596/cocaine-dependence-does-not-contribute-substantially-to-white-matter-abnormalities-in-hiv-infection
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Daniella M Cordero, Sheri L Towe, Nan-Kuei Chen, Kevin R Robertson, David J Madden, Scott A Huettel, Christina S Meade
This study investigated the association of HIV infection and cocaine dependence with cerebral white matter integrity using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). One hundred thirty-five participants stratified by HIV and cocaine status (26 HIV+/COC+, 37 HIV+/COC-, 37 HIV-/COC+, and 35 HIV-/COC-) completed a comprehensive substance abuse assessment, neuropsychological testing, and MRI with DTI. Among HIV+ participants, all were receiving HIV care and 46% had an AIDS diagnosis. All COC+ participants were current users and met criteria for cocaine use disorder...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250331/elucidation-of-the-role-of-dorsal-raphe-serotonergic-neurons-in-mood-regulation-using-pharmacological-and-viral-vector-based-approaches
#14
Kazuki Nagayasu
 Growing evidence indicates that serotonergic neurons play a crucial role in brain function and dysfunction, such as in major depressive disorder. However, the complexity of serotonergic projections severely hampers the elucidation of their precise mechanisms. Here we summarize our recent studies on the effects of ketamine and olanzapine, which have been reported to be effective in treatment-resistant depression, on dorsal raphe nucleus serotonergic neurons, using microdialysis, electrophysiology experiments, and slice cultures...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247479/does-efavirenz-replacement-improve-neurological-function-in-treated-hiv-infection
#15
B Payne, T J Chadwick, A Blamire, K N Anderson, J Parikh, J Qian, A M Hynes, J Wilkinson, D A Price
OBJECTIVES: The contribution of specific antiretroviral drugs to cognitive function in HIV-infected people remains poorly understood. Efavirenz (EFV) may plausibly cause cognitive impairment. The objective of this study was therefore to determine whether chronic EFV therapy is a modifier of neurocognitive and neurometabolic function in the setting of suppressive highly active antiretroviral therapy. METHODS: We performed an open-label phase IV controlled trial. Adult subjects who were stable on suppressive EFV therapy for at least 6 months were switched to ritonavir-boosted lopinavir (LPV/r) with no change in the nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) backbone...
March 1, 2017: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247269/dynamic-of-csf-and-serum-biomarkers-in-hiv-1-subtype-c-encephalitis-with-cns-genetic-compartmentalization-case-study
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Sergio M de Almeida, Indianara Rotta, Clea E Ribeiro, Michelli F Oliveira, Antoine Chaillon, Ana Paula de Pereira, Ana Paula Cunha, Marise Zonta, Joao França Bents, Sonia M Raboni, Davey Smith, Scott Letendre, Ronald J Ellis
Despite the effective suppression of viremia with antiretroviral therapy, HIV can still replicate in the central nervous system (CNS). This was a longitudinal study of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum dynamics of several biomarkers related to inflammation, the blood-brain barrier, neuronal injury, and IgG intrathecal synthesis in serial samples of CSF and serum from a patient infected with HIV-1 subtype C with CNS compartmentalization.The phylogenetic analyses of plasma and CSF samples in an acute phase using next-generation sequencing and F-statistics analysis of C2-V3 haplotypes revealed distinct compartmentalized CSF viruses in paired CSF and peripheral blood mononuclear cell samples...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247152/magnetic-resonance-imaging-study-of-cryptococcal-neuroradiological-lesions-in-hiv-negative-cryptococcal-meningitis
#17
Y Zhong, Z Zhou, X Fang, F Peng, W Zhang
Magnetic resonance (MR) scanning has become an important diagnostic and management tool in cryptococcal meningitis (CM). However, there are only isolated case reports documenting neuroradiological findings in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-negative patients with CM and none has clearly addressed the relationship between cerebral lesions on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and prognosis. The MR brain images available from 114 HIV-negative patients with CM were retrospectively analysed. Patients were divided into Group I with one or more CM-related lesions and Group II without CM-related lesions...
February 28, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245526/progressive-multifocal-leukoencephalopathy-driven-from-rarity-to-clinical-mainstream-by-iatrogenic-immunodeficiency
#18
REVIEW
Siraj A Misbah
Advances in immune-mediated targeted therapies have proven to be a double-edged sword for patients by highlighting the risk of iatrogenic infective complications. This has been exemplified by progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), a hitherto rare devastating viral infection of the brain caused by the neurotropic JC polyoma virus. While PML achieved prominence during the first two decades of the HIV epidemic, effective anti-retroviral treatment and restitution of T cell function has led to PML being less prominent in this population...
February 28, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244955/plasma-soluble-cd163-is-associated-with-postmortem-brain-pathology-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection
#19
Alex K Bryant, David J Moore, Tricia H Burdo, Jessica R Lakritz, Ben Gouaux, Virawudh Soontornniyomkij, Cristian L Achim, Eliezer Masliah, Igor Grant, Andrew J Levine, Ronald J Ellis
OBJECTIVE: Higher plasma soluble CD163 (sCD163), shed by monocytes and macrophages, correlates with neurocognitive impairment in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. We hypothesized that higher antemortem plasma or cerebrospinal fluid sCD163 would be associated with greater postmortem neurodegeneration and/or microgliosis. DESIGN: Retrospective, postmortem observational study. METHODS: We measured sCD163 levels in antemortem plasma (n = 54) and cerebrospinal fluid (n = 32) samples from 74 HIV participants (median 5 months before death) who donated their brains to research at autopsy...
February 27, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243600/systematic-approach-for-the-formulation-and-optimization-of-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-of-efavirenz-by-high-pressure-homogenization-using-design-of-experiments-for-brain-targeting-and-enhanced-bioavailability
#20
Shweta Gupta, Rajesh Kesarla, Narendra Chotai, Ambikanandan Misra, Abdelwahab Omri
The nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, used for the treatment of HIV infections, are reported to have low bioavailability pertaining to high first-pass metabolism, high protein binding, and enzymatic metabolism. They also show low permeability across blood brain barrier. The CNS is reported to be the most important HIV reservoir site. In the present study, solid lipid nanoparticles of efavirenz were prepared with the objective of providing increased permeability and protection of drug due to biocompatible lipidic content and nanoscale size and thus developing formulation having potential for enhanced bioavailability and brain targeting...
2017: BioMed Research International
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