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HIV-1 induced neuropathy

Priyanka Chauhan, Wen S Sheng, Shuxian Hu, Sujata Prasad, James R Lokensgard
BACKGROUND: Peripheral neuropathy is currently the most common neurological complication in HIV-infected individuals, occurring in 35-50% of patients undergoing combination anti-retroviral therapy. Data have shown that distal symmetric polyneuropathy develops in mice by 6 weeks following infection with the LP-BM5 retrovirus mixture. Previous work from our laboratory has demonstrated that glial cells modulate antiviral T-cell effector responses through the programmed death (PD)-1: PD-L1 pathway, thereby limiting the deleterious consequences of unrestrained neuroinflammation...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
V Woo, C Cheng, A Duraikannu, A Chandrasekhar, K Purdy, J A Martinez, D W Zochodne
The progress of axonal degeneration (AxD) following injury or insult impacts both recovery from axonal transection and protection of axons from diverse insults, or axonopathy. Here we provide evidence that increases in capase-6 (Casp6) expression and action contribute to the progression of AxD. The expression of Casp6 protein and mRNA in distal branches of sensory axons undergoing AxD was confirmed. We developed and utilized a new model of axonopathy in live mice by serially visualizing the viability of cutaneous axons in the ear pinna that expressed an axonal YFP transgene, in response to capasaicin-induced AxD...
February 10, 2018: Neuroscience
Tinei Shamu, Cleophas Chimbetete, Sandra Shawarira-Bote, Tinashe Mudzviti, Ruedi Luthy
BACKGROUND: Data on long-term outcomes of patients receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) in sub-Saharan Africa are few. We describe outcomes of patients commenced on ART at Newlands Clinic between 2004 and 2006 after ≥10 years of comprehensive care including, psychosocial, adherence and food support. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, patient data from an electronic medical record collected during routine care were analysed. We describe baseline characteristics, virological and clinical outcomes, attrition rates, and treatment adverse effects until November 2016...
2017: PloS One
Josiah T Masuka, Precious Chipangura, Priscilla P Nyambayo, Andy Stergachis, Star Khoza
INTRODUCTION: Few studies describe the adverse drug event profiles in patients simultaneously receiving antiretroviral and anti-tubercular medicines in resource-limited countries. OBJECTIVES: To describe and compare the adverse drug reaction profiles in patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy only (HAART), HAART and isoniazid preventive therapy (HHART), and HAART and antitubercular treatment (ATTHAART). METHODS: We analysed individual case safety reports (ICSRs) for patients on antiretroviral therapy and antitubercular treatment submitted to the national pharmacovigilance centre during the targeted spontaneous reporting (TSR) programme from 1 September 2012 through 31 August 2016...
January 2018: Clinical Drug Investigation
Iwona Filipczak-Bryniarska, Roger M Krzyzewski, Jakub Kucharz, Anna Michalowska-Kaczmarczyk, Justyna Kleja, Jarosław Woron, Katarzyna Strzepek, Lucyna Kazior, Jerzy Wordliczek, Tomasz Grodzicki, Krzysztof Krzemieniecki
High-dose capsaicin patch is effective in treatment of neuropathic pain in HIV-associated neuropathy and diabetic neuropathy. There are no studies assessing effectiveness of high-dose capsaicin patch in treatment of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. We sought to determine the effectiveness of treatment of pain associated with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy with high-dose capsaicin patch. Our study group consisted of 18 patients with clinically confirmed oxaliplatin-induced neuropathy. Baseline characteristic including underling disease, received cumulative dose of neurotoxic agent, neuropathic symptoms, prior treatment and initial pain level were recorded...
August 17, 2017: Medical Oncology
Neha Munawar, Mabayoje A Oriowo, Willias Masocha
Background: Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) are the cornerstone of the antiretroviral therapy for human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS). However, their use is sometimes limited by the development of a painful sensory neuropathy, which does not respond well to drugs. Smoked cannabis has been reported in clinical trials to have efficacy in relieving painful HIV-associated sensory neuropathy. Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the expression of endocannabinoid system molecules is altered during NRTI-induced painful neuropathy, and also whether endocannabinoids can attenuate NRTI-induced painful neuropathy...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Nigel A Calcutt, Darrell R Smith, Katie Frizzi, Mohammad Golam Sabbir, Subir K Roy Chowdhury, Teresa Mixcoatl-Zecuatl, Ali Saleh, Nabeel Muttalib, Randy Van der Ploeg, Joseline Ochoa, Allison Gopaul, Lori Tessler, Jürgen Wess, Corinne G Jolivalt, Paul Fernyhough
Sensory neurons have the capacity to produce, release, and respond to acetylcholine (ACh), but the functional role of cholinergic systems in adult mammalian peripheral sensory nerves has not been established. Here, we have reported that neurite outgrowth from adult sensory neurons that were maintained under subsaturating neurotrophic factor conditions operates under cholinergic constraint that is mediated by muscarinic receptor-dependent regulation of mitochondrial function via AMPK. Sensory neurons from mice lacking the muscarinic ACh type 1 receptor (M1R) exhibited enhanced neurite outgrowth, confirming the role of M1R in tonic suppression of axonal plasticity...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
Wenlong Huang, Margarita Calvo, Tim Pheby, David L H Bennett, Andrew S C Rice
HIV-associated sensory neuropathy (HIV-SN) is the most frequent manifestation of HIV disease. It often presents with significant neuropathic pain and is associated with previous exposure to neurotoxic nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. However, HIV-SN prevalence remains high even in resource-rich settings where these drugs are no longer used. Previous evidence suggests that exposure to indinavir, a protease inhibitor commonly used in antiretroviral therapy, may link to elevated HIV-SN risk. Here, we investigated whether indinavir treatment was associated with the development of a "dying back" axonal neuropathy and changes in pain-relevant limb withdrawal and thigmotactic behaviours...
January 2017: Pain
Yan Zhou, Hongmei Tang, Huangui Xiong
Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)-infected mononuclear phagocytes (brain macrophages and microglial cells) release proinflammatory cytokines and chemokines. Elevated levels of chemokine CC motif ligand 2 (CCL2, known previously as monocyte chemoattractant protein-1) have been detected in serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of HIV-1-infected individuals and the raised CCL2 in the CSF correlates with HIV-1-associated neurocognitive disorders. To understand how elevated CCL2 induces HIV-1-associated neuropathy, we studied effects of CCL2 on excitatory postsynaptic current (EPSCs) in the CA1 region of rat hippocampal brain slices using whole-cell patch recording techniques...
June 2016: Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: the Official Journal of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology
A J Crespillo, B Praena, R Bello-Morales, L Lerma, A Vázquez-Calvo, M A Martín-Acebes, E Tabarés, F Sobrino, J A López-Guerrero
Valproic acid (VPA) is a small fatty acid used for treatment of different neurologic diseases such as epilepsy, migraines or bipolar disorders. VPA modulates different processes of cell metabolism that can lead to alterations in susceptibility of several cell types to the infection of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), as well as to exert an inhibitory effect on the replication of different enveloped viruses in cultured cells. Taken these data into account and the fact that HSV-1 has been involved in some neuropathies, we have characterized the effect of VPA on this herpesvirus infection of the differentiation/maturation-inducible human oligodendrocyte cell line HOG, which resulted more susceptible to VPA inhibition of virus growth after cell differentiation...
March 2, 2016: Virus Research
Hao Li, Zhen Liu, Heng Chi, Yanwen Bi, Lijun Song, Huaxiang Liu
BACKGROUND: HIV envelope glycoprotein gp120 is the main protein that causes HIVassociated sensory neuropathy. However, the underlying mechanisms of gp120-induced neurotoxicity are still unclear. There are lack effective treatments for relieving HIV-related neuropathic symptoms caused by gp120-induced neurotoxicity. METHODS: In the present study, tyrosine kinase receptor (Trk)A, TrkB, and TrkC expression in primary cultured dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons with gp120-induced neurotoxicity was investigated...
2016: Current HIV Research
Hirotsugu Kanda, Shue Liu, Takafumi Iida, Hyun Yi, Wan Huang, Roy C Levitt, David A Lubarsky, Keith A Candiotti, Shuanglin Hao
BACKGROUND: Mitochondria play an important role in many cellular and physiologic functions. Mitochondria are dynamic organelles, and their fusion and fission regulate cellular signaling, development, and mitochondrial homeostasis. The most common complaint of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-sensory neuropathy is pain on the soles in patients with HIV, but the exact molecular mechanisms of HIV neuropathic pain are not clear. In the present study, we investigated the role of mitochondrial dynamin-related protein 1 (Drp1, a GTPase that mediates mitochondrial fission) in the perineural HIV coat glycoprotein gp120-induced neuropathic pain state...
January 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Alejandro Arenas-Pinto, Jennifer Thompson, Godfrey Musoro, Hellen Musana, Abbas Lugemwa, Andrew Kambugu, Aggrey Mweemba, Dickens Atwongyeire, Margaret J Thomason, A Sarah Walker, Nicholas I Paton
Sensory peripheral neuropathy (PN) remains a common complication in HIV-positive patients despite effective combination anti-retroviral therapy (ART). Data on PN on second-line ART is scarce. We assessed PN using a standard tool in patients failing first-line ART and for 96 weeks following a switch to PI-based second-line ART in a large Randomised Clinical Trial in Sub-Saharan Africa. Factors associated with PN were investigated using logistic regression. Symptomatic PN (SPN) prevalence was 22% at entry (N = 1,251) and was associated (p < 0...
February 2016: Journal of Neurovirology
Elizabeth Garcia-Perez, Romà Solà, Mireia Sumalla, Jordi Serra
Painful peripheral neuropathy due to the antiretroviral therapy used to treat HIV is one of the most prevalent side effects occurring in at least 30% of patients living with this infection. We have evaluated the electrophysiological and behavioral effects of d4T and ddC on peripheral large and small nerve fibers in male rats treated with d4T (Sprague-Dawley, 50 mg/kg, twice within 1 week), ddC (Wistar, 50 mg/kg, 3 times per week for 3 weeks), or vehicle. The effect of the interventions was assessed using behavioral measures of mechanical sensitivity, conventional nerve conduction studies, and microneurographic single nerve C-fiber recordings...
September 2015: Pain
Megumi Kanao, Hirotsugu Kanda, Wan Huang, Shue Liu, Hyun Yi, Keith A Candiotti, David A Lubarsky, Roy C Levitt, Shuanglin Hao
BACKGROUND: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related painful sensory neuropathies primarily consist of the HIV infection-related distal sensory polyneuropathy and antiretroviral toxic neuropathies. Pharmacotherapy provides only partial relief of pain in patients with HIV/acquired immune deficiency syndrome because little is known about the exact neuropathological mechanisms for HIV-associated neuropathic pain (NP). Hypofunction of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) GABAergic inhibitory mechanisms has been reported after peripheral nerve injury...
June 2015: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Jennifer Malon, Eliza Grlickova-Duzevik, James Vaughn, Holly Beaulac, Tyler R Vunk, Ling Cao
C57BL/6 (B6) mice develop peripheral neuropathy post-LP-BM5 infection, a murine model of HIV-1 infection, along with the up-regulation of select spinal cord cytokines. We investigated if calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) contributed to the development of peripheral neuropathy by stimulating glial responses. An increased expression of lumbar spinal cord CGRP was observed in vivo, post-LP-BM5 infection. Consequently, in vitro CGRP co-treatments led to a microglial content-dependent attenuation of viral loads in spinal cord mixed glia infected with selected doses of LP-BM5...
February 15, 2015: Journal of Neuroimmunology
Lin Lu, Haixia Dong, Guixiang Liu, Bin Yuan, Yizhao Li, Huaxiang Liu
Peripheral neuropathy induced by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and antiretroviral therapy is not only difficult to distinguish in clinical practice, but also difficult to relieve the pain symptoms by analgesics because of the severity of the disease at the later stage. Hence, to explore the mechanisms of HIV-related neuropathy and find new therapeutic options are particularly important for relieving neuropathic pain symptoms of the patients. In the present study, primary cultured embryonic rat dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons were used to determine the neurotoxic effects of HIV-gp120 protein and/or antiretroviral drug dideoxycytidine (ddC) and the therapeutic actions of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) on gp120- or ddC-induced neurotoxicity...
November 2014: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
P J Moss, W Huang, J Dawes, K Okuse, S B McMahon, A S C Rice
BACKGROUND: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated sensory neuropathy (SN) is the most frequent neurological complication of HIV disease. Among the probable mechanisms underlying HIV-SN are neurotoxicity induced by the HIV glycoprotein gp120 and antiretroviral therapies (ART). Since HIV-SN prevalence remains high in patients who have not been exposed to toxic ART drugs, here we focused on gp120-mediated mechanisms underlying HIV-SN. METHODS: We hypothesized that a direct gp120-sensory neurone interaction is not the cause of neurite degeneration; rather, an indirect interaction of gp120 with sensory neurones involving macrophages underlies axonal degeneration...
March 2015: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Wenwen Zheng, Wan Huang, Shue Liu, Roy C Levitt, Keith A Candiotti, David A Lubarsky, Shuanglin Hao
BACKGROUND: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated sensory neuropathy is a common neurological complication of HIV infection affecting up to 30% of HIV-positive individuals. However, the exact neuropathological mechanisms remain unknown, which hinders our ability to develop effective treatments for HIV-related neuropathic pain (NP). In this study, we tested the hypothesis that inhibition of proinflammatory factors with overexpression of interleukin (IL)-10 reduces HIV-related NP in a rat model...
September 2014: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Wenwen Zheng, Wan Huang, Shue Liu, Roy C Levitt, Keith A Candiotti, David A Lubarsky, Shuanglin Hao
BACKGROUND: HIV-associated sensory neuropathy affects over 50% of HIV patients and is a common peripheral nerve complication of HIV infection and highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Evidence shows that painful HIV sensory neuropathy is influenced by neuroinflammatory events that include the proinflammatory molecules, MAP Kinase, tumor necrosis factor-α (TNFα), stromal cell-derived factor 1-α (SDF1α), and C-X-C chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR4). However, the exact mechanisms of painful HIV sensory neuropathy are not known, which hinders our ability to develop effective treatments...
July 30, 2014: Molecular Pain
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