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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105569/the-spectrum-of-niemann-pick-type-c-disease-in-greece
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Irene Mavridou, Evangelia Dimitriou, Marie T Vanier, Lluisa Vilageliu, Daniel Grinberg, Philippe Latour, Athina Xaidara, Lilia Lycopoulou, Sevasti Bostantjopoulou, Dimitrios Zafeiriou, Helen Michelakakis
Niemann-Pick type C disease (NPC) is a neurovisceral lysosomal storage disease caused by mutations in either the NPC1 or the NPC2 gene. It is a cellular lipid trafficking disorder characterized by the accumulation of unesterified cholesterol and various sphingolipids in the lysosomes and late endosomes, and it exhibits a broad clinical spectrum. Today, over 420 disease-causing mutations have been identified in the NPC1 and the NPC2 genes. We present the clinical, biochemical, and molecular findings in 14 cases diagnosed in Greece during the last 28 years...
January 20, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100881/transporters-for-the-intestinal-absorption-of-cholesterol-vitamin-e-and-vitamin-k
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Yoshihide Yamanashi, Tappei Takada, Ryoya Kurauchi, Yusuke Tanaka, Toko Komine, Hiroshi Suzuki
Humans cannot synthesize fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamin E and vitamin K. For this reason, they must be obtained from the diet via intestinal absorption. As the deficiency or excess of these vitamins has been reported to cause several types of diseases and disorders in humans, the intestinal absorption of these nutrients must be properly regulated to ensure good health. However, the mechanism of their intestinal absorption remains poorly understood. Recent studies on cholesterol using genome-edited mice, genome-wide association approaches, gene mutation analyses, and the development of cholesterol absorption inhibitors have revealed that several membrane proteins play crucial roles in the intestinal absorption of cholesterol...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095804/pulmonary-manifestations-in-niemann-pick-type-c-disease-with-mutations-in-npc2-gene-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#3
Jayesh Sheth, Jijo John Joseph, Krati Shah, Mamta Muranjan, Mehul Mistri, Frenny Sheth
BACKGROUND: Niemann-Pick disease type C (NPC) is an inherited metabolic disorder; due to defect in cellular cholesterol trafficking. It is clinically a heterogeneous disease with variable age of onset with multiple organ systems being involved. NPC1 gene is involved in 95% cases where as remaining ~5% cases are linked with NPC2 gene. CASE PRESENTATION: Case-1, a 14-months-old female presented with recurrent respiratory distress, failure to thrive and hepatosplenomegaly...
January 17, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092902/morphology-of-niemann-pick-type-c-metabolic-storage-disorder
#4
Robin M Ireland
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 25, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092897/bone-marrow-smear-examination-in-the-diagnosis-of-niemann-pick-b-disease
#5
Barbara Foucher, Liliana Vila
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 4, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092091/preliminary-results-on-long-term-potentiation-like-cortical-plasticity-and-cholinergic-dysfunction-after-miglustat-treatment-in-niemann-pick-disease-type-c
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Alberto Benussi, Maria Sofia Cotelli, Maura Cosseddu, Valeria Bertasi, Marinella Turla, Ettore Salsano, Andrea Dardis, Alessandro Padovani, Barbara Borroni
Niemann-Pick disease type C (NPC) is a rare autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disorder, which manifests clinically with a wide range of neurological signs and symptoms. We assessed multiple neurological, neuropsychological and neurophysiological biomarkers using a transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) multi-paradigm approach in two patients with NPC carrying a homozygous mutation in the NPC1 gene, and in two heterozygous family members.We assessed short-interval intracortical inhibition (SICI), intracortical facilitation (ICF), long-interval intracortical inhibition (LICI), short-latency afferent inhibition (SAI) and long-term potentiation (LTP)-like cortical plasticity with a paired associative stimulation (PAS) protocol...
January 17, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087213/cholesterolomics-an-update
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William J Griffiths, Jonas Abdel-Khalik, Eylan Yutuc, Alwena H Morgan, Ian Gilmore, Thomas Hearn, Yuqin Wang
Cholesterolomics can be regarded as the identification and quantification of cholesterol, its precursors post squalene, and metabolites of cholesterol and of its precursors, in a biological sample. These molecules include 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3, steroid hormones and bile acids and intermediates in their respective biosynthetic pathways. In this short article we will concentrate our attention on intermediates in bile acid biosynthesis pathways, in particular oxysterols and cholestenoic acids. These molecular classes are implicated in the aetiology of a diverse array of diseases including autoimmune disease, Parkinson's disease, motor neuron disease, breast cancer, the lysosomal storage disease Niemann-Pick type C and the autosomal recessive disorder Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome...
January 10, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062666/cyclodextrin-has-conflicting-actions-on-autophagy-flux-in-vivo-in-brains-of-normal-and-alzheimer-model-mice
#8
Dun-Sheng Yang, Philip Stavrides, Asok Kumar, Ying Jiang, Panaiyur S Mohan, Masuo Ohno, Kostantin Dobrenis, Cristin D Davidson, Mitsuo Saito, Monika Pawlik, Chunfeng Huo, Steven U Walkley, Ralph A Nixon
2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (CYCLO), a modifier of cholesterol efflux from cellular membrane and endo-lysosomal compartments, reduces lysosomal lipid accumulations and has therapeutic effects in animal models of Niemann-Pick disease type C and several other neurodegenerative states. Here, we investigated CYCLO effects on autophagy in wild-type mice and TgCRND8 mice - an Alzheimer's Disease (AD) model exhibiting β-amyloidosis, neuronal autophagy deficits leading to protein and lipid accumulation within greatly enlarged autolysosomes...
January 5, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057006/bisphenol-a-promotes-cholesterol-absorption-in-caco-2-cells-by-up-regulation-of-npc1l1-expression
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Dan Feng, Jun Zou, Shanshan Zhang, Xuechun Li, Peiyang Li, Minqi Lu
BACKGROUND: Bisphenol A (BPA), an commonly exposed environmental chemicals in humans, has been shown to have a hypercholesterolemic effect with molecular mechanism not clear. Since intestinal cholesterol absorption plays a major role in maintaining total body cholesterol homeostasis, the present study is to investigate whether BPA affects cholesterol absorption in the intestinal Caco-2 cells. METHODS: The Caco-2 cells were pretreated with BPA at different concentrations for 24 h and then incubated with radioactive micellar cholesterol for 2 h...
January 6, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053186/intracardiac-injection-of-aav9-npc1-significantly-ameliorates-purkinje-cell-death-and-behavioral-abnormalities-in-mouse-niemann-pick-type-c-disease
#10
Chang Xie, Xue-Min Gong, Jie Luo, Bo-Liang Li, Bao-Liang Song
Niemann-Pick type C (NPC) disease is a fatal, inherited neurodegenerative disorder caused by loss-of-function mutations in the NPC1 or NPC2 gene. There is no effective way to treat NPC disease. In this study, we used adeno-associated virus (AAV) serotype 9 to deliver a functional NPC1 gene systemically into NPC1-/- mice at postnatal day 4 (P4). One single AAV9-NPC1 injection resulted in robust NPC1 expression in various tissues including the brain, heart and lung. Strikingly, AAV9-mediated NPC1 delivery significantly promoted Purkinje cell survival, restored locomotor activity and coordination, as well as increased the lifespan of NPC1-/- mice...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039859/cholesterol-crystallisation-in-human-atherosclerosis-is-triggered-in-smooth-muscle-cells-during-the-transition-from-fatty-streak-to-fibroatheroma
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Benoît Ho-Tin-Noé, Sophie Vo, Richard Bayles, Stephen Ferrière, Hayette Ladjal, Sondes Toumi, Catherine Deschildre, Véronique Ollivier, Jean-Baptiste Michel
Recent studies have shown that in addition to being major constituents of the atheromatous core, solid cholesterol crystals (CCs) promote atherosclerotic lesion development and rupture by causing mechanical damage and exerting cytotoxic and pro-inflammatory effects. These findings suggest that targeting CCs might represent a therapeutic strategy for plaque stabilisation. However, little is known about how cholesterol crystallisation is initiated in human atherothrombotic disease. Here, we investigated these mechanisms...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031458/normalization-of-hepatic-homeostasis-in-the-npc1nmf164-mouse-model-of-niemann-pick-type-c-disease-treated-with-the-histone-deacetylase-inhibitor-vorinostat
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Andrew B Munkacsi, Natalie Hammond, Remy T Schneider, Dinindu S Senanayake, Katsumi Higaki, Kirill Lagutin, Stephen J Bloor, Daniel S Ory, Robert A Maue, Fannie W Chen, Antonio Hernandez-Ono, Nicole Dahlson, Joyce J Repa, Henry N Ginsberg, Yiannis A Ioannou, Stephen L Sturley
Niemann-Pick type C (NP-C) disease is a fatal genetic lipidosis for which there is no FDA-approved therapy. Vorinostat, an FDA-approved inhibitor of histone deacetylases, ameliorates lysosomal lipid accumulation in cultured NP-C patient fibroblasts. To assess the therapeutic potential of histone deacetylase inhibition, we pursued these in vitro observations in two murine models of NP-C disease. Npc1nmf164 mice, which express a missense mutation in the NPC1 gene, were treated intraperitoneally, from weaning, with the maximum tolerated dose of Vorinostat (150 mg/kg, 5 days per week)...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029334/patient-reported-outcomes-in-rare-lysosomal-storage-diseases-key-informant-interviews-and-a-systematic-review-protocol
#13
Patricia A Miller, Sohail M Mulla, Thomasin Adams-Webber, Yasmin Sivji, Gordon H Guyatt, Bradley C Johnston
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the use, challenges and opportunities associated with using patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in studies with patients with rare lysosomal storage diseases (LSDs), we conducted interviews with researchers and health technology assessment (HTA) experts, and developed the methods for a systematic review of the literature. The purpose of the review is to identify the psychometrically sound generic and disease-specific PROs used in studies with patients with five LSDs of interest: Fabry, Gaucher (Type I), Niemann-Pick (Type B) and Pompe diseases, and mucopolysaccharidosis (Types I and II)...
December 28, 2016: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029138/the-potential-of-cyclodextrins-as-novel-active-pharmaceutical-ingredients-a-short-overview
#14
REVIEW
Massimiliano Pio di Cagno
Cyclodextrins (CDs) are cyclic oligosaccharides of natural origin that were discovered more than 100 years ago. The peculiar cone-like conformation of the sugar ring, expressing a lipophilic cavity and a hydrophilic external surface, allows these substances to spontaneously complex poorly soluble compounds in an aqueous environment. For more than 50 years, these substances have found applicability in the pharmaceutical and food industries as solubilizing agents for poorly soluble chemical entities. Nowadays, several research groups all over the world are investigating their potential as active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) for the treatment of several illnesses (e...
December 25, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027412/inhibitory-effect-of-ezetimibe-can-be-prevented-by-an-administration-interval-of-4%C3%A2-h-between-%C3%AE-tocopherol-and-ezetimibe
#15
Shunsuke Nashimoto, Yuki Sato, Yoh Takekuma, Mitsuru Sugawara
Tocopherol is used not only as an ethical drug but also as a supplement. In 2008, Narushima et al. reported that α-tocopherol is partly transported via an intestinal cholesterol transporter, Niemann-Pick C1-Like 1 (NPC1L1). Ezetimibe, a selective inhibitor of NPC1L1, is administered for a long time to inhibit cholesterol absorption and there is a possibility that absorption of α-tocopherol is also inhibited by ezetimibe. In this study, we investigated the influence of ezetimibe on the absorption of α-tocopherol with single administration and long-term administration...
December 27, 2016: Biopharmaceutics & Drug Disposition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025106/effect-of-lysosomotropic-molecules-on-cellular-homeostasis
#16
REVIEW
Omer F Kuzu, Mesut Toprak, M Anwar Noory, Gavin P Robertson
Weak bases that readily penetrate through the lipid bilayer and accumulate inside the acidic organelles are known as lysosomotropic molecules. Many lysosomotropic compounds exhibit therapeutic activity and are commonly used as antidepressant, antipsychotic, antihistamine, or antimalarial agents. Interestingly, studies also have shown increased sensitivity of cancer cells to certain lysosomotropic agents and suggested their mechanism of action as a promising approach for selective destruction of cancer cells...
December 23, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008422/pathogenic-mycobacteria-achieve-cellular-persistence-by-inhibiting-the-niemann-pick-type-c-disease-cellular-pathway
#17
Paul Fineran, Emyr Lloyd-Evans, Nathan A Lack, Nick Platt, Lianne C Davis, Anthony J Morgan, Doris Höglinger, Raju Venkata V Tatituri, Simon Clark, Ian M Williams, Patricia Tynan, Nada Al Eisa, Evgeniya Nazarova, Ann Williams, Antony Galione, Daniel S Ory, Gurdyal S Besra, David G Russell, Michael B Brenner, Edith Sim, Frances M Platt
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis remains a major global health concern. The ability to prevent phagosome-lysosome fusion is a key mechanism by which intracellular mycobacteria, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis, achieve long-term persistence within host cells. The mechanisms underpinning this key intracellular pro-survival strategy remain incompletely understood. Host macrophages infected with persistent mycobacteria share phenotypic similarities with cells taken from patients suffering from Niemann-Pick Disease Type C (NPC), a rare lysosomal storage disease in which endocytic trafficking defects and lipid accumulation within the lysosome lead to cell dysfunction and cell death...
November 18, 2016: Wellcome Open Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000447/hypocholesterolemic-activity-of-curcumin-is-mediated-by-down-regulating-the-expression-of-niemann-pick-c1-like-1-in-hamsters
#18
Dan Feng, Jun Zou, Shanshan Zhang, Xuechun Li, Minqi Lu
We previously demonstrated that curcumin reduces cholesterol absorption in Caco-2 cells through down-regulating Niemann-Pick C1-like 1 (NPC1L1) expression, but the in vivo effect of curcumin on intestinal cholesterol absorption remains unknown. The present study aimed to investigate the effects and mechanisms of curcumin consumption on cholesterol absorption in hamsters. Male hamsters were fed a high-fat diet supplemented with or without curcumin (0.05% w/w) for 12 weeks. Curcumin supplementation significantly decreased serum total cholesterol (TC) (from 6...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999408/cyclodextrins-as-emerging-therapeutic-tools-in-the-treatment-of-cholesterol-associated-vascular-and-neurodegenerative-diseases
#19
REVIEW
Caroline Coisne, Sébastien Tilloy, Eric Monflier, Daniel Wils, Laurence Fenart, Fabien Gosselet
Cardiovascular diseases, like atherosclerosis, and neurodegenerative diseases affecting the central nervous system (CNS) are closely linked to alterations of cholesterol metabolism. Therefore, innovative pharmacological approaches aiming at counteracting cholesterol imbalance display promising therapeutic potential. However, these approaches need to take into account the existence of biological barriers such as intestinal and blood-brain barriers which participate in the organ homeostasis and are major defense systems against xenobiotics...
December 20, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995830/mechanisms-responsible-for-the-hypocholesterolaemic-effect-of-regular-consumption-of-probiotics
#20
S A Reis, L L Conceição, D D Rosa, N P Siqueira, M C G Peluzio
CVD affect a large proportion of the world's population, with dyslipidaemia as the major risk factor. The regular consumption of both probiotic bacteria and yeast has been associated with improvement in the serum lipid profile. Thus, the present review aims to describe and discuss the potential mechanisms responsible for the hypocholesterolaemic effect of regular consumption of probiotic bacteria and yeast. Regarding the hypocholesterolaemic effect of probiotic bacteria, the potential mechanisms responsible include: deconjugation of bile salts; modulation of lipid metabolism; and decreased absorption of intestinal cholesterol through co-precipitation of intestinal cholesterol with the deconjugated bile salts, incorporation and assimilation of cholesterol in the cell membrane of the probiotics, intestinal conversion of cholesterol in coprostanol, and inhibition of the expression of the intestinal cholesterol transporter Niemann-Pick C1 like 1 (NPC1L1) in the enterocytes...
December 20, 2016: Nutrition Research Reviews
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