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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036908/propofol-induces-apoptosis-of-neurons-but-not-astrocytes-oligodendrocytes-or-neural-stem-cells-in-the-neonatal-mouse-hippocampus
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Yasheng Yan, Shigang Qiao, Chika Kikuchi, Ivan Zaja, Sarah Logan, Congshan Jiang, Thiago Arzua, Xiaowen Bai
It has been shown that propofol can induce widespread apoptosis in neonatal mouse brains followed by long-term cognitive dysfunction. However, selective brain area and cell vulnerability to propofol remains unknown. This study was aimed to dissect toxic effect of propofol on multiple brain cells, including neurons, astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, and neural stem cells (NSCs). Seven-day-old mice were intraperitoneally administrated propofol or intralipid as a vehicle control for 6 hours. To identify vulnerable cells undergoing apoptosis following propofol exposure, brain sagittal sections were co-stained with antibodies against an apoptosis marker along with neuron, astrocyte, oligodendrocyte, or NSC markers using immunofluorescence staining...
October 14, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036822/cortical-cerebral-microinfarcts-on-3-tesla-mri-in-patients-with-vascular-cognitive-impairment
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Doeschka A Ferro, Susanne J van Veluw, Huiberdina L Koek, Lieza G Exalto, Geert Jan Biessels
BACKGROUND: Cerebral microinfarcts (CMIs) are small ischemic lesions that are a common neuropathological finding in patients with stroke or dementia. CMIs in the cortex can now be detected in vivo on 3 Tesla MRI. OBJECTIVE: To determine the occurrence of CMIs and associated clinical features in patients with possible vascular cognitive impairment (VCI). METHOD: 182 memory-clinic patients (mean age 71.4±10.6, 55% male) with vascular injury on brain MRI (i...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035834/synergistic-effect-of-mild-hypothermia-and-the-notch-inhibitor-dapt-against-post-stroke-seizures
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Guo-Shuai Yang, Xiao-Yan Zhou, Xue-Fang An, Xuan-Jun Liu, Yan-Jun Zhang, Dan Yu
Seizure is a serious complication of stroke, indicating poor prognosis. Notch signaling is associated with neuronal activity. Inhibition of Notch signaling suppresses seizure activity induced by kainic acid. The present study investigated the effect of the Notch inhibitor, DAPT, alone or in combination with mild hypothermia, on post-stroke seizures. A global cerebral ischemia (GCI) model was performed in Sprague Dawley (SD) male rats. Seizure activity was evaluated by the frequency of seizure attacks, seizure severity scores, and seizure discharges...
October 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035751/intercellular-transfer-of-pathogenic-%C3%AE-synuclein-by-extracellular-vesicles-is-induced-by-the-lipid-peroxidation-product-4-hydroxynonenal
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Shi Zhang, Erez Eitan, Tsung-Yu Wu, Mark P Mattson
Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by accumulations of toxic α-synuclein aggregates in vulnerable neuronal populations in the brainstem, midbrain, and cerebral cortex. Recent findings suggest that α-synuclein pathology can be propagated transneuronally, but the underlying molecular mechanisms are unknown. Advances in the genetics of rare early-onset familial PD indicate that increased production and/or reduced autophagic clearance of α-synuclein can cause PD. The cause of the most common late-onset PD is unclear, but may involve metabolic compromise and oxidative stress upstream of α-synuclein accumulation...
September 22, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035676/the-molecular-mechanism-and-neuroprotective-effect-of-dihydrocapsaicin-induced-mild-hypothermia-after-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-rats
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Xiaopeng Zhong, Xiujuan Wang, Fei Fei, ManCui Zhang, Po Ding, Shiwu Zhang
To investigate the molecular mechanism of dihydrocapsaicin (DHC)-induced mild hypothermia in rats, and to compare its protective effect on the central nervous system with that of a conventional method of inducing hypothermia, 24 healthy male Sprague Dawley rats were randomly divided into four groups based on the following conditions: control group, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) group, body surface cooling group, and DHC group. Tracheal clipping was used to mimic asphyxia arrest. Rats were assessed for their neurological deficit scores...
October 16, 2017: Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034421/hippocampal-deformations-and-entorhinal-cortex-atrophy-as-an-anatomical-signature-of-long-term-cognitive-impairment-from-the-mcao-rat-model-to-the-stroke-patient
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C Delattre, C Bournonville, F Auger, R Lopes, C Delmaire, H Henon, A M Mendyk, S Bombois, J C Devedjian, D Leys, C Cordonnier, R Bordet, M Bastide
Stroke patients have an elevated risk of developing long-term cognitive disorders or dementia. The latter is often associated with atrophy of the medial temporal lobe. However, it is not clear whether hippocampal and entorhinal cortex atrophy is the sole predictor of long-term post-stroke dementia. We hypothesized that hippocampal deformation (rather than atrophy) is a predictive marker of long-term post-stroke dementia on a rat model and tested this hypothesis in a prospective cohort of stroke patients.Male Wistar rats were subjected to transient middle cerebral artery occlusion and assessed 6 months later...
October 16, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033541/dexmedetomidine-reduces-the-neuronal-apoptosis-related-to-cardiopulmonary-bypass-by-inhibiting-activation-of-the-jak2-stat3-pathway
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Yanhua Chen, Xu Zhang, Bingdong Zhang, Guodong He, Lifang Zhou, Yubo Xie
Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) constitutes one of the primary methodologies pertaining to cardiac surgery. However, this form of surgery can cause damage to the body. Many studies have reported that dexmedetomidine confers cerebral protection. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effect and mechanism of dexmedetomidine on neuronal apoptosis caused by CPB. Here, rats were treated with different doses of dexmedetomidine by intravenous infusion 2 hours after CPB. We observed that dexmedetomidine treatment to rats reduces the S100β, NSE levels in plasma, and neuronal apoptosis following CPB in a dose-dependent manner...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032429/dna-damage-and-oxidative-stress-induced-by-seizures-are-decreased-by-anticonvulsant-and-neuroprotective-effects-of-lobeline-a-candidate-to-treat-alcoholism
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Liana Dantas da Costa E Silva, Patrícia Pereira, Gabriela Gregory Regner, Fernanda Brião Menezes Boaretto, Cleonice Hoffmann, Pricila Pflüger, Lucas Lima da Silva, Luiza Reinhardt Steffens, Ana Moira Morás, Dinara Jaqueline Moura, Jaqueline Nascimento Picada
The alkaloid lobeline (Lob) has been studied due to its potential use in treatment of drug abuse. This study evaluates the possible anticonvulsant and neuroprotective activities of Lob to obtain new information on its properties that could confirm it as a candidate in the treatment of alcohol addiction. The anticonvulsant effect of Lob was evaluated using a pilocarpine-induced seizure model. In addition, possible neuroprotective effects were investigated measuring DNA damage using the comet assay, assessing free radical levels by dichlorofluorescein diacetate (DCF) oxidation, and measuring the antioxidant potential using the α, α-diphenyl-β-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) scavenging assay, besides measuring superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT) enzyme activities in brain tissues...
October 14, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032150/functional-analysis-of-schizophrenia-genes-using-geneanalytics-program-and-integrated-databases
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Tharani Sundararajan, Ann M Manzardo, Merlin G Butler
Schizophrenia (SCZ) is a chronic debilitating neuropsychiatric disorder with multiple risk factors involving numerous complex genetic influences. We examined and updated a master list of clinically relevant and susceptibility genes associated with SCZ reported in the literature and genomic databases dedicated to gene discovery for characterization of SCZ genes. We used the commercially available GeneAnalytics computer-based gene analysis program and integrated genomic databases to create a molecular profile of the updated list of 608 SCZ genes to model their impact in select categories (tissues and cells, diseases, pathways, biological processes, molecular functions, phenotypes and compounds) using specialized GeneAnalytics algorithms...
October 12, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030624/psilocybin-for-treatment-resistant-depression-fmri-measured-brain-mechanisms
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Robin L Carhart-Harris, Leor Roseman, Mark Bolstridge, Lysia Demetriou, J Nienke Pannekoek, Matthew B Wall, Mark Tanner, Mendel Kaelen, John McGonigle, Kevin Murphy, Robert Leech, H Valerie Curran, David J Nutt
Psilocybin with psychological support is showing promise as a treatment model in psychiatry but its therapeutic mechanisms are poorly understood. Here, cerebral blood flow (CBF) and blood oxygen-level dependent (BOLD) resting-state functional connectivity (RSFC) were measured with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) before and after treatment with psilocybin (serotonin agonist) for treatment-resistant depression (TRD). Quality pre and post treatment fMRI data were collected from 16 of 19 patients. Decreased depressive symptoms were observed in all 19 patients at 1-week post-treatment and 47% met criteria for response at 5 weeks...
October 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030623/monitoring-cerebral-hemodynamic-change-during-transcranial-ultrasound-stimulation-using-optical-intrinsic-signal-imaging
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Evgenii Kim, Eloise Anguluan, Jae Gwan Kim
Transcranial ultrasound stimulation (tUS) is a promising non-invasive approach to modulate brain circuits. The application is gaining popularity, however the full effect of ultrasound stimulation is still unclear and further investigation is needed. This study aims to apply optical intrinsic signal imaging (OISI) for the first time, to simultaneously monitor the wide-field cerebral hemodynamic change during tUS on awake animal with high spatial and temporal resolution. Three stimulation paradigms were delivered using a single-element focused transducer operating at 425 kHz in pulsed mode having the same intensity (ISPPA = 1...
October 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030019/in-situ-different-antioxidative-systems-contribute-to-the-site-specific-methylmercury-neurotoxicity-in-mice
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Masatake Fujimura, Fusako Usuki
Methylmercury (MeHg), an environmental toxicant, induces site-specific neurotoxicity in adult human and animal models. In this study, we demonstrated that MeHg-induced neuropathological changes of the brain in mice were remarkable in the cerebrocortical neurons of deeper layers (dl-CCNs), but not in the CCNs of shallow layers (sl-CCNs) and the hippocampal neurons of cornu ammonis 1 (CA1-HNs). Total mercury concentration was not corresponded to the pathological changes. Here, we investigated the cause of such site-specific MeHg neurotoxicity with a focus on in situ antioxidative systems due to its critical role in MeHg intoxication...
October 10, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029313/subjective-objective-sleep-discrepancy-is-associated-with-alterations-in-regional-glucose-metabolism-in-patients-with-insomnia-and-good-sleeper-controls
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Daniel B Kay, Helmet T Karim, Adriane M Soehner, Brant P Hasler, Jeffrey A James, Anne Germain, Martica H Hall, Peter L Franzen, Julie C Price, Eric A Nofzinger, Daniel J Buysse
Objectives: Sleep discrepancies are common in primary insomnia (PI), and include reports of longer sleep onset latency (SOL) than measured by polysomnography (PSG), or "negative SOL discrepancy." We hypothesized that negative SOL discrepancy in PI would be associated with higher relative glucose metabolism during non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep in brain networks involved in conscious awareness, including the salience, left executive control, and default mode networks. Methods: PI (n=32) and good sleeper controls (GS; n=30) completed [ 18F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) scans during NREM sleep and relative regional cerebral metabolic rate for glucose (rCMRglc) was measured...
October 3, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029292/minimizing-retraction-by-pia-arachnoidal-10-0-sutures-in-intrasulcal-dissection
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Kutluay Uluc, Ulas Cikla, Deniz B Morkan, Alperen Sirin, Azam S Ahmed, Kyle Swanson, Mustafa K Baskaya
BACKGROUND: In contemporary microneurosurgery reducing retraction-induced injury to the brain is essential. Self-retaining retractor systems are commonly used to improve visualization and decrease the repetitive microtrauma, but sometimes self-retaining retractor systems can be cumbersome and the force applied can cause focal ischemia or contusions. This may increase the morbidity and mortality. Here, we describe a technique of retraction using 10-0 sutures in the arachnoid. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the imaging and clinical results in patients where 10-0 suture retraction was used to aid the surgical procedure...
September 19, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029200/lateral-cerebellar-nucleus-stimulation-has-selective-effects-on-glutamatergic-and-gabaergic-perilesional-neurogenesis-after-cortical-ischemia-in-the-rodent-model
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Hugh H Chan, Jessica Cooperrider, Zhihong Chen, John T Gale, Kenneth B Baker, Connor A Wathen, Claire R Modic, Hyun-Joo Park, Andre G Machado
BACKGROUND: Chronic deep brain stimulation of the rodent lateral cerebellar nucleus (LCN) has been demonstrated to enhance motor recovery following cortical ischemia. This effect is concurrent with synaptogenesis and expression of long-term potentiation markers in the perilesional cerebral cortex. OBJECTIVE: To further investigate the cellular changes associated with chronic LCN stimulation in the ischemic rodent by examining neurogenesis along the cerebellothalamocortical pathway...
September 27, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028480/revisiting-the-cholinergic-hypothesis-in-alzheimer-s-disease-emerging-evidence-from-translational-and-clinical-research
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Harald Hampel, Marsel M Mesulam, A Claudio Cuello, Ara S Khachaturian, Martin R Farlow, Peter J Snyder, Ezio Giacobini, Zaven S Khachaturian
Scientific evidence collected over the past four decades suggests that a loss of cholinergic innervation in the cerebral cortex of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) is an early pathogenic event correlated with cognitive impairment. This evidence led to the formulation of the "cholinergic hypothesis of AD" and the development of cholinesterase inhibitor therapies. Although approved only as symptomatic therapies, recent studies suggest that long-term use of these drugs may also have disease-modifying benefits...
October 10, 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027727/downregulated-apoptosis-and-autophagy-after-anti-a%C3%AE-immunotherapy-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Claire Paquet, James Ar Nicoll, Seth Love, François Mouton-Liger, Clive Holmes, Jacques Hugon, Delphine Boche
Aβ immunisation of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients in the AN1792 (Elan Pharmaceuticals) trial caused Aβ removal and a decreased density of neurons in the cerebral cortex. As preservation of neurons may be a critical determinant of outcome after Aβ immunisation, we have assessed the impact of previous Aβ immunisation on the expression of a range of apoptotic proteins in post-mortem human brain tissue. Cortex from 13 AD patients immunised with AN1792 (iAD) and from 27 non-immunised AD (cAD) cases was immunolabelled for pro-apoptotic proteins implicated in AD pathophysiology: phosphorylated c-Jun N-terminal kinase (pJNK), activated caspase3 (a-casp3), phosphorylated GSK3β on tyrosine 216 (GSK3βtyr216 ), p53 and Cdk5/p35...
October 13, 2017: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026673/endoscopic-management-of-a-cavernous-malformation-on-the-floor-of-third-ventricle-and-aqueduct-of-sylvius-technical-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Luis Alberto Ortega-Porcayo, Alexander Perdomo-Pantoja, Isaac Jair Palacios-Ortíz, Salomon Cohen Cohen, Juan Pablo González-Mosqueda, Juan Luis Gómez-Amador
BACKGROUND: Intraventricular cavernous malformations are unusual intracranial vascular malformations; their deep anatomical location complicates their surgical management. Microsurgical approaches are the gold standard approaches for the resection of ventricular lesions, however, they imply considerable neurovascular risks. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 51-year-old patient presented with acute headache, diplopia, vertigo, blurred vision, and a depressed level of consciousness...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025866/declining-levels-of-functionally-specialized-synaptic-proteins-in-plasma-neuronal-exosomes-with-progression-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Edward J Goetzl, Erin L Abner, Gregory A Jicha, Dimitrios Kapogiannis, Janice B Schwartz
Interactions of the presynaptic proteins, neuronal pentraxin 2 (NPTX2) and neurexin 2α (NRXN2α), with their respective postsynaptic functional partners, GluA4-containing glutamate (AMPA4) receptor and neuroligin 1 (NLGN1), enhance excitatory synaptic activity in some areas of the hippocampus and cerebral cortex. As early damage of such excitatory circuits in the brain tissues of participants with Alzheimer's disease (AD) correlates with cognitive losses, plasma neuron-derived exosome (NDE) levels of these 2 pairs of specialized synaptic proteins were quantified to assess their biomarker characteristics...
October 12, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025168/-a-model-explaining-infantile-esotropia-dissociated-strabismus-as-a-result-of-sensory-interhemispheric-dissociation-and-crossed-dominance-in-the-brainstem
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Marcel Paulus Ten Tusscher
Over 150 million years, modern reptiles, birds and mammals evolved. Predatory birds and mammals have eyes on the front of their heads. In these animals, binocular correspondence, voluntary eye movements, eye-hand coordination, partial decussation at the optic chiasm and cortical interhemispheric pathways could develop at the cost of a smaller visual field. The subsequent enlargement of the cerebral neocortex and the hemispheric pathways are of central importance in binocular vision, sensory fusion and infantile strabismus...
October 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
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