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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352989/detrusor-acontractility-after-acute-spinal-cord-injury-myth-or-reality
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Mirjam Bywater, Jure Tornic, Ulrich Mehnert, Thomas M Kessler
PURPOSE: We assessed urodynamic parameters within the first 40 days after spinal cord injury (SCI) investigating whether the detrusor is acontractile during the acute phase of SCI. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a prospective cohort study including 54 patients with neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction (NLUTD) due to acute SCI undergoing urodynamic investigation (UDI) within the first 40 days after injury at a single university SCI center. RESULTS: and Limitations: Of the 54 patients, UDI revealed an acontractile detrusor in only 20 (37%) but unfavorable urodynamic parameters in a total of 34 (63%) patients...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352625/unilateral-repetitive-tibial-nerve-stimulation-improves-neurogenic-claudication-and-bilateral-f-wave-conduction-in-central-lumbar-spinal-stenosis
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Noritsuna Nakajima, Toshikazu Tani, Katsuhito Kiyasu, Masashi Kumon, Shinichirou Taniguchi, Ryuichi Takemasa, Nobuaki Tadokoro, Kazuya Nishida, Masahiko Ikeuchi
BACKGROUND: Repetitive electrical nerve stimulation of the lower limb may improve neurogenic claudication in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) as originally described by Tamaki et al. We tested if this neuromodulation technique affects the F-wave conduction on both sides to explore the underlying physiologic mechanisms. METHODS: We studied a total of 26 LSS patients, assigning 16 to a study group receiving repetitive tibial nerve stimulation at the ankle (RTNS) on one leg, and 10 to a group without RTNS...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352015/sox2-is-required-for-olfactory-pit-formation-and-olfactory-neurogenesis-through-bmp-restriction-and-hes5-upregulation
#3
Tamilarasan K Panaliappan, Walter Wittmann, Vijay K Jidigam, Sara Mercurio, Jessica A Bertolini, Soufien Sghari, Raj Bose, Cedric Patthey, Silvia K Nicolis, Lena Gunhaga
The transcription factor Sox2 is necessary to maintain pluripotency of embryonic stem cells, and to regulate neural development. Neurogenesis in the vertebrate olfactory epithelium persists from embryonic stages through adulthood. The role Sox2 plays for the development of the olfactory epithelium and neurogenesis within has, however, not been determined. Here, by analysing Sox2 conditional knockout mouse embryos and chick embryos deprived of Sox2 in the olfactory epithelium using CRISPR-Cas9, we show that Sox2 activity is crucial for the induction of the neural progenitor gene Hes5 and for subsequent differentiation of the neuronal lineage...
January 19, 2018: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351470/increased-pro-renin-receptor-expression-in-subfornical-organ-neurons-in-hypertensive-humans
#4
Silvana G Cooper, Darshan P Trivedi, Rieko Yamamoto, Caleb J Worker, Cheng-Yuan Feng, Jacob T Sorensen, Wei Yang, Zhenggang Xiong, Yumei Feng
The central nervous system plays an important role in essential hypertension in humans and in animal models of hypertension through modulation of sympathetic activity, and sodium and body fluid homeostasis. Data from animal models of hypertension suggest that the renin-angiotensin system in the subfornical organ (SFO) of the brain is critical for hypertension development. We recently reported that the brain (pro)renin receptor (PRR) is a novel component of the brain renin-angiotensin system and could be a key initiator of the pathogenesis of hypertension...
December 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351056/remediation-of-radiation-induced-cognitive-dysfunction-through-oral-administration-of-the-neuroprotective-compound-nsi-189
#5
Barrett Allen, Munjal M Acharya, Celine Lu, Erich Giedzinski, Nicole Chmielewski, David Quach, Mike Hefferan, Karl K Johe, Charles L Limoli
Clinical management of primary and secondary central nervous system (CNS) malignancies frequently includes radiotherapy to forestall tumor growth and recurrence after surgical resection. While cranial radiotherapy remains beneficial, adult and pediatric brain tumor survivors suffer from a wide range of debilitating and progressive cognitive deficits. Although this has been recognized as a significant problem for decades, there remains no clinical recourse for the unintended neurocognitive sequelae associated with these types of cancer treatments...
January 19, 2018: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350998/overexpression-of-the-neuronal-human-pro-renin-receptor-mediates-angiotensin-ii-independent-blood-pressure-regulation-in-the-central-nervous-system
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Hua Peng, Dane D Jensen, Wencheng Li, Michelle N Sullivan, Sophie A Buller, Caleb J Worker, Silvana G Cooper, Shiqi Zheng, Scott Earley, Curt D Sigmund, Yumei Feng
Despite advances in anti-hypertensive therapeutics, at least 15-20% of hypertensive patients have resistant hypertension through mechanisms that remain poorly understood. In this study, we provide a new mechanism for regulation of blood pressure (BP) in the central nervous system (CNS) by the (pro)renin receptor (PRR), a recently identified component of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) that mediates angiotensin II (Ang II) formation in the CNS. Although the PRR also mediates Ang II-independent signaling, the importance of these pathways in BP regulation is unknown...
December 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350304/defective-mitochondrial-atpase-due-to-rare-mtdna-m-8969g-a-mutation-causing-lactic-acidosis-intellectual-disability-and-poor-growth
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Pirjo Isohanni, Christopher J Carroll, Christopher B Jackson, Max Pohjanpelto, Tuula Lönnqvist, Anu Suomalainen
Mutations in mitochondrial ATP synthase 6 (MT-ATP6) are a frequent cause of NARP (neurogenic muscle weakness, ataxia, and retinitis pigmentosa) or Leigh syndromes, especially a point mutation at nucleotide position 8993. M.8969G>A is a rare MT-ATP6 mutation, previously reported only in three individuals, causing multisystem disorders with mitochondrial myopathy, lactic acidosis, and sideroblastic anemia or IgA nephropathy. We present two siblings with the m.8969G>A mutation and a novel, substantially milder phenotype with lactic acidosis, poor growth, and intellectual disability...
January 19, 2018: Neurogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344868/laser-capture-microdissection-for-the-analysis-of-rat-and-human-spinal-cord-ependyma-by-qpcr
#8
Daniel Garcia-Ovejero, Beatriz Paniagua-Torija, Angel Arevalo-Martin, Beatriz Navarro-Galve, Eduardo Molina-Holgado
In the last few decades many efforts have been dedicated to decipher the nature and regenerative potential of neurogenic niches and endogenous stem cells after damage of the central nervous system. In the spinal cord, it has been largely focused on the ependymal region, which hosts neural precursors/stem cells (NSC) in rodents but differs between species and ages. In the current chapter, we detail our protocol to study the gene expression profile of this region using fresh frozen blocks of rat and human post-mortem spinal cords...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344340/assessment-and-management-of-sexual-dysfunction-in-the-context-of-depression
#9
REVIEW
Pratap R Chokka, Jeffrey R Hankey
Sexual dysfunction (SD) is pervasive and underreported, and its effects on quality of life are underestimated. Due in part to its bidirectional relationship with depression, SD can be difficult to diagnose; it is also a common side effect of many antidepressants, leading to treatment noncompliance. While physicians often count on patients to spontaneously report SD, treatment is optimized when the clinician instead performs a thorough assessment of sexual functioning before and during drug therapy using a standardized questionnaire such as the Arizona Sexual Experiences Scale (ASEX)...
January 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343914/symptomatic-lower-urinary-tract-dysfunction-in-sacral-agenesis-potentially-high-risk
#10
Sanjay Sinha, Mehul A Shah, Dilip M Babu
Introduction: Sacral agenesis (SA) is a caudal regression anomaly that can cause neurogenic bladder but is not generally recognized as high risk. We studied the clinical presentation, upper urinary tract, bone and spine abnormalities, and urodynamic findings in patients with SA and compared them with related high-risk conditions, anorectal malformation (ARM), and cloacal malformation. Materials and Methods: Patient records between May 2011 and December 2015 were identified and grouped into isolated SA without an overt anomaly (Group I), SA with overt caudal regression anomalies (Group II), and ARM or cloacal malformation without the SA (Group III)...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342244/gli2-rescues-delays-in-brain-development-induced-by-kif3a-dysfunction
#11
Jia-Long Chen, Chia-Hsiang Chang, Jin-Wu Tsai
The primary cilium in neural stem cells plays distinct roles in different stages during cortical development. Ciliary dysfunctions in human (i.e., ciliopathy) cause developmental defects in multiple organs, including brain developmental delays, which lead to intellectual disabilities and cognitive deficits. However, effective treatment to this devastating developmental disorder is still lacking. Here, we first investigated the effects of ciliopathy on neural stem cells by knocking down Kif3a, a kinesin II motor required for ciliogenesis, in the neurogenic stage of cortical development by in utero electroporation of mouse embryos...
January 12, 2018: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342011/utility-of-time-and-frequency-domain-parameters-of-heart-rate-variability-in-the-context-of-autonomic-disorders-characterized-by-orthostatic-dysfunction
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Jacquie Baker, Juan M Racosta, Brittany Balint, Kurt Kimpinski
PURPOSE: The clinical significance of heart rate variability in the context of autonomic dysfunction continues to be a matter of debate. A consensus is lacking on the best heart rate variability measures for clinical purposes. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the utility of heart rate variability parameters in healthy versus autonomic dysfunction. METHODS: Healthy young (n = 134), healthy older (n = 32), and patients with mild (postural tachycardia syndrome; n = 25) and severe (neurogenic orthostatic hypotension; n = 34) autonomic dysfunction were included...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339781/draxin-regulates-hippocampal-neurogenesis-in-the-postnatal-dentate-gyrus-by-inhibiting-dcc-induced-apoptosis
#13
Hiroshi Tawarayama, Hirohisa Yamada, Ruhul Amin, Yuiko Morita-Fujimura, Helen M Cooper, Yohei Shinmyo, Masakado Kawata, Shuntaro Ikawa, Hideaki Tanaka
Hippocampal neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus (DG) is controlled by diffusible molecules that modulate neurogenic processes, including cell proliferation, differentiation and survival. To elucidate the mechanisms underlying hippocampal neurogenesis, we investigated the function of draxin, originally identified as a neural chemorepellent, in the regulation of neuronal survival in the DG. Draxin was expressed in Tbr2 (+) late progenitors and NeuroD1 (+) neuroblasts in the dentate granule cell lineage, whereas expression of its receptor DCC (deleted in colorectal cancer) was mainly detectable in neuroblasts...
January 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336927/efficacy-and-safety-of-sacral-and-percutaneous-tibial-neuromodulation-in-non-neurogenic-lower-urinary-tract-dysfunction-and-chronic-pelvic-pain-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#14
REVIEW
Manuela Tutolo, Enrico Ammirati, John Heesakkers, Thomas M Kessler, Kenneth M Peters, Tina Rashid, Karl-Dietrich Sievert, Michele Spinelli, Giacomo Novara, Frank Van der Aa, Dirk De Ridder
CONTEXT: Neuromodulation is considered in patients with non-neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction (LUTD) not responsive to conservative treatment. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the available studies on efficacy and safety of sacral neuromodulation (SNM) and percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) in non-neurogenic LUTDs not responsive to conservative treatments. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A literature research was conducted in PubMed/Medline and Scopus, restricted to articles in English, published between January 1998 and June 2017, with at least 20 patients and 6 mo of follow-up...
January 11, 2018: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336398/concomitant-neurogenic-and-vascular-thoracic-outlet-syndrome-due-to-multiple-exostoses
#15
Hosseinali Abdolrazaghi, Azade Riyahi, Morteza Taghavi, Pezhman Farshidmehr, Abolfazl Mohammadbeigi
We report a rare case of multiple hereditary exostosis where patient presented with bilateral base of neck exostoses with concurrent compression of brachial plexus and subclavian artery and vein. The patient was a young 26-year-old woman with chief complaints of pain in the left upper extremity, paresthesia in the left ring and little finger, and weakness in hand movement and grip. On referral, history, physical examination, radiological imaging, and electrodiagnostic tests evaluated the patient. Due to severe pain and disability in performing routine activities, surgical intervention was necessary...
January 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335603/in-vivo-simultaneous-transcriptional-activation-of-multiple-genes-in-the-brain-using-crispr-dcas9-activator-transgenic-mice
#16
Haibo Zhou, Junlai Liu, Changyang Zhou, Ni Gao, Zhiping Rao, He Li, Xinde Hu, Changlin Li, Xuan Yao, Xiaowen Shen, Yidi Sun, Yu Wei, Fei Liu, Wenqin Ying, Junming Zhang, Cheng Tang, Xu Zhang, Huatai Xu, Linyu Shi, Leping Cheng, Pengyu Huang, Hui Yang
Despite rapid progresses in the genome-editing field, in vivo simultaneous overexpression of multiple genes remains challenging. We generated a transgenic mouse using an improved dCas9 system that enables simultaneous and precise in vivo transcriptional activation of multiple genes and long noncoding RNAs in the nervous system. As proof of concept, we were able to use targeted activation of endogenous neurogenic genes in these transgenic mice to directly and efficiently convert astrocytes into functional neurons in vivo...
January 15, 2018: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334535/simultaneous-presentation-of-wilms-tumor-and-contralateral-ganglioneuroma-in-a-child-case-report-and-literature-review
#17
Zuhal Bayramoglu, Ibrahim Adaletli, Emine Caliskan, Isin Kilicaslan, Cagla S Karaoglan, Alaattin Celik, Feryal Gun Soysal, Sema B Bay, Bulent Zulfikar
We demonstrate a 4-year-old girl who presented with progressive, asymmetrical, firm abdominal distention and was diagnosed with synchronous Wilms' tumor and left para-aortic ganglioneuroma (GN). Although synchronous tumors in the pediatric population are commonly associated with malignancy-predisposing syndromes, the patient in question was found to be otherwise healthy and had no clinical evidence nor family history of a syndrome. This case is the second one in the literature diagnosed with synchronous presentation of Wilms' tumor and GN in a previously healthy child...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334338/at-home-genital-nerve-stimulation-for-individuals-with-sci-and-neurogenic-detrusor-overactivity-a-pilot-feasibility-study
#18
Dennis J Bourbeau, Kenneth J Gustafson, Steven W Brose
OBJECTIVE: Neurogenic bladder dysfunction, including neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO) is one of the most clinically significant problems for persons with spinal cord injury (SCI), affecting health and quality of life. Genital nerve stimulation (GNS) can acutely inhibit NDO-related reflex bladder contractions and increase bladder capacity. However, it is unknown if GNS can improve urinary continence or help meet individuals' bladder management goals during sustained use, which is required for GNS to be clinically effective...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331498/identification-of-neural-transcription-factors-required-for-the-differentiation-of-three-neuronal-subtypes-in-the-sea-urchin-embryo
#19
Leslie A Slota, David R McClay
Correct patterning of the nervous system is essential for an organism's survival and complex behavior. Embryologists have used the sea urchin as a model for decades, but our understanding of sea urchin nervous system patterning is incomplete. Previous histochemical studies identified multiple neurotransmitters in the pluteus larvae of several sea urchin species. However, little is known about how, where and when neural subtypes are differentially specified during development. Here, we examine the molecular mechanisms of neuronal subtype specification in 3 distinct neural subtypes in the Lytechinus variegatus larva...
January 10, 2018: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330040/yod1-attenuates-neurogenic-proteotoxicity-through-its-deubiquitinating-activity
#20
Kunikazu Tanji, Fumiaki Mori, Yasuo Miki, Jun Utsumi, Hidenao Sasaki, Akiyoshi Kakita, Hitoshi Takahashi, Koichi Wakabayashi
Ubiquitination, a fundamental post-translational modification of intracellular proteins, is enzymatically reversed by deubiquitinase enzymes (deubiquitinases). >90 deubiquitinases have been identified. One of these enzymes, YOD1, possesses deubiquitinase activity and is similar to ovarian tumor domain-containing protein 1, which is associated with regulation of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-associated degradation pathway. Indeed, YOD1 is reported to be involved in the ER stress response induced by mislocalization of unfolded proteins in mammalian cells...
January 10, 2018: Neurobiology of Disease
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