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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230208/ramadan-fasting-exerts-immunomodulatory-effects-insights-from-a-systematic-review
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Mohammad Adawi, Abdulla Watad, Stav Brown, Khadija Aazza, Hicham Aazza, Mohamed Zouhir, Kassem Sharif, Khaled Ghanayem, Raymond Farah, Hussein Mahagna, Stefano Fiordoro, Samir Giuseppe Sukkar, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Naim Mahroum
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar and is observed by Muslims as a month of fasting. All Muslim adults are expected to fast; nevertheless certain subgroups, including sick, frail subjects, and pregnant women, among others, are exempted. Ramadan fasting has been shown to impact on body systems in different manners. The influence of Ramadan fasting on immune system regulation remains elusive; however, immune system changes, such as the modulation of body response to various infectious, stressful, and other harmful events, are of great interest during fasting...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229361/a-literature-review-on-maternal-fetal-and-reproductive-disorders-of-toxoplasma-gondii-infection
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REVIEW
Shirzad Fallahi, Ali Rostami, Malihe Nourollahpour Shiadeh, Hamed Behniafar, Shahrokh Paktinat
BACKGROUND: Toxoplasma gondii infection is one of the most prevalent infectious disease with worldwide distribution. Congenital toxoplasmosis is annually responsible for 1.20 million disability-adjusted life years around the world, but often it is overlooked many countries. METHODS: We performed an updated review to summarize the current researches on fetal, neonatal and maternal consequences of T. gondii infection and also adverse effects of toxoplasmosis on women reproductive organs...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219634/using-molecular-imaging-to-understand-early-schizophrenia-related-psychosis-neurochemistry-a-review-of-human-studies
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Christin Schifani, Sina Hafizi, Tania Da Silva, Jeremy Joseph Watts, M Saad Khan, Romina Mizrahi
Schizophrenia is a chronic psychiatric disorder generally preceded by a so-called prodromal phase, which is characterized by attenuated psychotic symptoms. Advances in clinical research have enabled prospective identification of those individuals who are at clinical high risk (CHR) for psychosis, with the power to predict psychosis onset within the near future. Changes in several brain neurochemical systems and molecular mechanisms are implicated in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia and the psychosis spectrum, including the dopaminergic, γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-ergic, glutamatergic, endocannabinoid, and immunologic (i...
December 8, 2017: International Review of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217401/influence-of-correlation-between-hla-g-polymorphism-and-interleukin-6-il6-gene-expression-on-the-risk-of-schizophrenia
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Venkataram Shivakumar, Monojit Debnath, Deepthi Venugopal, Ashwini Rajasekaran, Sunil V Kalmady, Manjula Subbanna, Janardhanan C Narayanaswamy, Anekal C Amaresha, Ganesan Venkatasubramanian
Converging evidence suggests important implications of immuno-inflammatory pathway in the risk and progression of schizophrenia. Prenatal infection resulting in maternal immune activation and developmental neuroinflammation reportedly increases the risk of schizophrenia in the offspring by generating pro-inflammatory cytokines including IL-6. However, it is not known how prenatal infection can induce immuno-inflammatory responses despite the presence of immuno-inhibitory Human Leukocyte Antigen-G (HLA-G) molecules...
December 4, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201010/microglia-and-brain-plasticity-in-acute-psychosis-and-schizophrenia-illness-course-a-meta-review
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REVIEW
Livia J De Picker, Manuel Morrens, Steven A Chance, Delphine Boche
Objective: Schizophrenia poses a tremendous health, social, and economic burden upon patients and society, indicating current treatment options remain inadequate. Recent findings from several lines of evidence have pointed to the importance of immune system involvement in not only premorbid neurodevelopmental but also subsequent symptom generation and aging processes of brain change in schizophrenia. In this meta-review, we use the summarized evidence from recent quantitative systematic reviews (SRs) and meta-analyses of several subspecialties to critically evaluate the hypothesis that immune-related processes shape the symptomatic presentation and illness course of schizophrenia, both directly and indirectly through altered neuroplasticity...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195684/mice-lacking-interleukin-18-gene-display-behavioral-changes-in-animal-models-of-psychiatric-disorders-possible-involvement-of-immunological-mechanisms
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S F Lisboa, A C Issy, C Biojone, K Montezuma, V Fattori, E A Del-Bel, F S Guimarães, F Q Cunha, W A Verri, S R L Joca
Preclinical and clinical evidence suggests pro-inflammatory cytokines might play an important role in the neurobiology of schizophrenia and stress-related psychiatric disorders. Interleukin-18 (IL-18) is a member of the IL-1 family of cytokines and it is widely expressed in brain regions involved in emotional regulation. Since IL-18 involvement in the neurobiology of mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, remains unknown, this work aimed at investigating the behavior of IL-18 null mice (KO) in different preclinical models: 1...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159928/the-immunogenetics-of-neurological-disease
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REVIEW
Maneesh K Misra, Vincent Damotte, Jill A Hollenbach
Genes encoding antigen-presenting molecules within the human major histocompatibility complex (MHC) account for the highest component of genetic risk for many neurological diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, myasthenia gravis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Myriad genetic, immunological and environmental factors may contribute to an individual's susceptibility to neurological disease. Here, we review and discuss the decades long research on the influence of genetic variation at the MHC locus and the role of immunogenetic killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) loci in neurological diseases, including multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, myasthenia gravis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis...
November 21, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081418/neurobiological-parameters-in-quantitative-prediction-of-treatment-outcome-in-schizophrenic-patients
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Andrey F Iznak, Ekaterina V Iznak, Tatiana P Klyushnik, Georgy M Kobel'kov, Elena V Damjanovich, Igor V Oleichik, Lilia I Abramova
The aim of the study was to reveal the set of neurobiological parameters informative for individual quantitative prediction of therapeutic response in schizophrenic patients. Correlation and regression analyses of quantitative clinical scores (by Positive And Negative Syndromes Scale - PANSS), together with background EEG spectral power values and four immunological parameters: enzymatic activity of leukocyte elastase and of alpha-1 proteinase inhibitor, as well as serum levels of autoantibodies to common myelin protein and to nerve growth factor, were performed in 50 patients (all females, aged 32...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Integrative Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045744/developmental-differences-between-schizophrenia-and-bipolar-disorder
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Mara Parellada, Sandra Gomez-Vallejo, Monica Burdeus, Celso Arango
Ample evidence supports a neurodevelopmental origin in some cases of schizophrenia (SZ). More inconsistent information is available for bipolar disorder (BD). We herein review studies with a focus on premorbid (adjustment and functionality) and early developmental milestones that include both SZ and BD patients. A search was performed in the PubMed electronic database, retrieving 619 abstracts; 30 were ultimately included in this systematic review. Eight prospective cohorts, 15 retrospective studies, and 7 studies based on national registries...
October 21, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953849/the-role-of-hormones-and-inflammatory-markers-in-cognitive-functioning-of-schizophrenic-patients
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Krzysztof Krysta, Marek Krzystanek, Wiesław J Cubała, Mariusz S Wiglusz, Katarzyna Jakuszkowiak-Wojten, Maria Gałuszko-Węgielnik, Monika Czarnowska-Cubała, Joanna Szarmach, Adam Włodarczyk, Małgorzata Janas-Kozik
BACKGROUND: In the literature we can find evidence that immunological processes are involved the alterations of cognition in schizophrenic patients. Another factor, which may have an impact on cognitive domains in this clinical group are hormones. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this review was to explore studies, in which the role of both immunological and endocrine factors on cognitive functions in schizophrenia are analyzed. METHODS: The search of papers covering this topic in PubMed and Google Scholar was performed...
September 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942756/association-between-schizophrenia-and-an-autoimmune-bullous-skin-disease-pemphigus-a-population-based-large-scale-study
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K Kridin, S Zelber-Sagi, D Comaneshter, A D Cohen
AIMS: Immunological hypotheses have become increasingly prominent suggesting that autoimmunity may be involved in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia was found to be associated with a wide range of autoimmune diseases. However, the association between pemphigus and schizophrenia has not been established yet. We aimed to estimate the association between pemphigus and schizophrenia using a large-scale real-life computerised database. METHODS: This study was conducted as a cross-sectional study utilising the database of Clalit Health Services...
September 25, 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925886/the-microbiota-gut-brain-axis-in-neuropsychiatric-disorders-pathophysiological-mechanisms-and-novel-treatments
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Yong-Ku Kim, Cheolmin Shin
BACKGROUND: The human gut microbiome comprise a huge number of microorganisms with co-evolutionary associations with humans. It has been repeatedly revealed that bidirectional communication exists between the brain and the gut and involves neural, hormonal, and immunological pathways. Evidences from neuroscience researches over the past few years suggest that microbiota is essential for the development and maturation of brain systems that are associated to stress responses. METHOD: This review provides that the summarization of the communication among microbiota, gut and brain and the results of preclinical and clinical studies on gut microbiota used in treatments for neuropsychiatric disorders...
September 15, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843452/the-microbiome-as-a-key-regulator-of-brain-behavior-and-immunity-commentary-on-the-2017-named-series
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Michael T Bailey, John F Cryan
The focus on the microbiome for the 2017 Named Series in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity reflects the rapidly growing interest in commensal microbes and the effects that they can have on physiological processes often studied in PsychoNeuroImmunology Research. The studies included in this Named Series show that commensal microbes can impact immune system activity, as well as brain and behavioral processes across the lifespan, and are involved in behavioral and immunological responses to social stresses. The studies also show that dietary effects on brain, behavior, and immunity often involve alterations of the gut microbiota...
November 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839195/erratum-uniting-the-neurodevelopmental-and-immunological-hypotheses-neuregulin-1-receptor-erbb-and-toll-like-receptor-activation-in-first-episode-schizophrenia
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Szabolcs Kéri, Csilla Szabó, Oguz Kelemen
A correction to this article has been published and is linked from the HTML version of this paper. The error has been fixed in the paper.
August 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810663/different-properties-of-polysialic-acids-synthesized-by-the-polysialyltransferases-st8sia2-and-st8sia4
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Airi Mori, Masaya Hane, Yuki Niimi, Ken Kitajima, Chihiro Sato
Polysialic acid (polySia) is mainly found as a modification of neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM) in whole embryonic brains, as well as restricted areas of adult vertebrate brains, including the hippocampus. PolySia shows not only repulsive effects on NCAM-involved cell-cell interactions due to its bulky and hydrated properties, but also attractive effects on the interaction with neurologically active molecules, which exerts a reservoir function. Two different polysialyltransferases, ST8SIA2 and ST8SIA4, are involved in the synthesis of polySia chains; however, to date, the differences of the properties between polySia chains synthesized by these two enzymes remain unknown...
September 1, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805697/multiple-sclerosis-and-schizophrenia
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REVIEW
Borros M Arneth
The psychiatric and neurological aspects of health may present methodological challenges in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. This is especially true for patients whose symptoms indicate the coexistence of multiple sclerosis (MS) and schizophrenia (SCZ). These cases raise critical questions regarding the relationship between the mind and the brain. Studies have noted that patients with MS have an increased risk of developing SCZ or bipolar disorder (BD). It is suggested here that MS and a subgroup of SCZ have similar etiologies...
August 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753980/transgenerational-social-stress-alters-immune-behavior-associations-and-the-response-to-vaccination
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Alexandria Hicks-Nelson, Gillian Beamer, Kursat Gurel, Rachel Cooper, Benjamin C Nephew
Similar to the multi-hit theory of schizophrenia, social behavior pathologies are mediated by multiple factors across generations, likely acting additively, synergistically, or antagonistically. Exposure to social adversity, especially during early life, has been proposed to induce depression symptoms through immune mediated mechanisms. Basal immune factors are altered in a variety of neurobehavioral models. In the current study, we assessed two aspects of a transgenerational chronic social stress (CSS) rat model and its effects on the immune system...
July 21, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742074/untargeted-screening-for-novel-autoantibodies-with-prognostic-value-in-first-episode-psychosis
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A Zandian, L Wingård, H Nilsson, E Sjöstedt, D X Johansson, D Just, C Hellström, M Uhlén, J M Schwenk, A Häggmark-Månberg, O Norbeck, B Owe-Larsson, P Nilsson, M A A Persson
Immunological and inflammatory reactions have been suggested to have a role in the development of schizophrenia, a hypothesis that has recently been supported by genetic data. The aim of our study was to perform an unbiased search for autoantibodies in patients with a first psychotic episode, and to explore the association between any seroreactivity and the development of a Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition (DSM-IV) disorder characterized by chronic or relapsing psychotic symptoms...
July 25, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694195/hemoglobins-emerging-roles-in-mental-disorders-metabolical-genetical-and-immunological-aspects
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REVIEW
Meric A Altinoz, Bahri Ince
Hemoglobin (Hb) expression in the central nervous system is recently shown. Cooccurences of mental disorders (mainly bipolar disorder (BD) and tic disorders) with β- or α-thalassemia trait or erythrocytosis were witnessed, which may be due to peripheral or central hypoxia/hyperoxia or haplotypal gene interactions. β-Globin genes reside at 11p15.5 close to tyrosine hydroxylase, dopamine receptor DRD4 and Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor, which involve in psychiatric diseases. α-Globin genes reside at 16p13...
October 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676105/antipsychotic-associated-psoriatic-rash-a-case-report
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Camelia-Eugenia Bujor, Torkel Vang, Jimmi Nielsen, Ole Schjerning
BACKGROUND: Antipsychotics are a heterogeneous group of drugs. Although, antipsychotics have been used for years, unexpected side effects may still occur. With this case report we focus on a possible association between psoriasis and antipsychotics. Data on the patient's course of psychiatric disease, onset of psoriasis and its evolution were extracted from the patient's medical files. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of a 21-year-old female diagnosed with schizophrenia...
July 4, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
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