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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145187/diogenes-syndrome
#1
Frédéric Assal
Diogenes syndrome (DS) is not a specific disease but a real neurobehavioral syndrome, characterized by severe domestic squalor, pathological hoarding, lack of insight into the condition, and no need for help. DS can be secondary when associated to psychosis or bipolar disorder, or primary when it occurs as a single entity, usually in the elderly. DS is a clinically complex transnosographic syndrome for which multidimensional approaches need to be considered: medical, psychiatric, neurological, social, scientific, and ethical...
2018: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141250/a-small-supernumerary-marker-derived-from-the-pericentromeric-region-of-chromosome-5-case-report-and-delineation-of-partial-trisomy-5p-phenotype
#2
Letizia Camerota, Mariabernarda Pitzianti, Diana Postorivo, Anna M Nardone, Claudio Ligas, Costanzo Moretti, Augusto Pasini, Francesco Brancati
A 17-year-old girl presented with a distinct phenotype mainly featuring craniofacial dysmorphism, including a disproportioned large, round, elongated face; hypertelorism; deep-set eyes with short palpebral fissures; obesity (BMI 37), and a neuropsychiatric disorder with high-functioning autism. Postnatal conventional cytogenetic analyses from peripheral blood revealed a mosaic small supernumerary marker chromosome (sSMC) with a mos 47,XX,+mar[7]/46,XX[43] karyotype. By cenM-FISH technique, the sSMC was identified as a ring derivative of chromosome 5...
November 16, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137271/environmental-conditions-differentially-affect-neurobehavioral-outcomes-in-a-mouse-model-of-sepsis-associated-encephalopathy
#3
Mu-Huo Ji, Hui Tang, Dan Luo, Li-Li Qiu, Min Jia, Hong-Mei Yuan, Shan-Wu Feng, Jian-Jun Yang
Brain dysfunction remains a common complication after sepsis development and is an independent risk factor for a poorer prognosis and an increased mortality. Here we tested the hypothesis that the behavioral outcomes after lipopolysaccharides (LPS) administration are exacerbated by an impoverished environment (IE) and alleviated by an enriched environment (EE), respectively. Mice were randomly allocated in a standard environment (SE), an EE, or an IE for 4 weeks after LPS or normal saline (NS) administration...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136946/neuroprotective-effect-of-hesperetin-and-nano-hesperetin-on-recognition-memory-impairment-and-the-elevated-oxygen-stress-in-rat-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#4
Elham Kheradmand, Akbar Hajizadeh Moghaddam, Mahboobeh Zare
Alzheimer disease (AD) is a progressive dementia affecting a large proportion of the aging population. There is evidence that brain tissue in patients with AD is exposed to oxidative stress during the course of the disease. Hesperetin (Hst) is a natural flavonoid, which has been reported to exert various biological activities such as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of hesperetin and nano-hesperetin on neurobehavioral activity and superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), glutathione reductase (GRx) and catalase (CAT) enzymes activity, malondialdehyde (MDA) and glutathione (GSH) levels in hippocampal area of rats in an experimental model of AD...
November 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133872/the-core-promoter-factor-trf2-mediates-a-fruitless-action-to-masculinize-neurobehavioral-traits-in-drosophila
#5
Zahid Sadek Chowdhury, Kosei Sato, Daisuke Yamamoto
In fruit flies, the male-specific fruitless (fru) gene product FruBM plays a central role in establishing the neural circuitry for male courtship behavior by orchestrating the transcription of genes required for the male-type specification of individual neurons. We herein identify the core promoter recognition factor gene Trf2 as a dominant modifier of fru actions. Trf2 knockdown in the sexually dimorphic mAL neurons leads to the loss of a male-specific neurite and a reduction in male courtship vigor. TRF2 forms a repressor complex with FruBM, strongly enhancing the repressor activity of FruBM at the promoter region of the robo1 gene, whose function is required for inhibiting the male-specific neurite formation...
November 14, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133852/nitrosynapsin-therapy-for-a-mouse-mef2c-haploinsufficiency-model-of-human-autism
#6
Shichun Tu, Mohd Waseem Akhtar, Rosa Maria Escorihuela, Alejandro Amador-Arjona, Vivek Swarup, James Parker, Jeffrey D Zaremba, Timothy Holland, Neha Bansal, Daniel R Holohan, Kevin Lopez, Scott D Ryan, Shing Fai Chan, Li Yan, Xiaofei Zhang, Xiayu Huang, Abdullah Sultan, Scott R McKercher, Rajesh Ambasudhan, Huaxi Xu, Yuqiang Wang, Daniel H Geschwind, Amanda J Roberts, Alexey V Terskikh, Robert A Rissman, Eliezer Masliah, Stuart A Lipton, Nobuki Nakanishi
Transcription factor MEF2C regulates multiple genes linked to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and human MEF2C haploinsufficiency results in ASD, intellectual disability, and epilepsy. However, molecular mechanisms underlying MEF2C haploinsufficiency syndrome remain poorly understood. Here we report that Mef2c (+/-)(Mef2c-het) mice exhibit behavioral deficits resembling those of human patients. Gene expression analyses on brains from these mice show changes in genes associated with neurogenesis, synapse formation, and neuronal cell death...
November 14, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133437/abnormal-microglia-and-enhanced-inflammation-related-gene-transcription-in-mice-with-conditional-deletion-of-ctcf-in-camk2a-cre-expressing-neurons
#7
Bryan E McGill, Ruteja A Barve, Susan E Maloney, Amy Strickland, Nicholas Rensing, Peter Wang, Michael Wong, Richard Head, David F Wozniak, Jeffrey Milbrandt
CCCTC-binding factor (CTCF) is an 11 zinc finger DNA-binding domain protein that regulates gene expression by modifying three dimensional chromatin structure. Human mutations in CTCF cause intellectual disability and autistic features. Knocking out Ctcf in mouse embryonic neurons is lethal by neonatal age, but the effects of CTCF deficiency in postnatal neurons are less well studied. We knocked out Ctcf postnatally in glutamatergic forebrain neurons under the control of Camk2a-CreCtcf(loxP/loxP) ;Camk2a-Cre+ (Ctcf CKO) mice of both sexes were viable and exhibited profound deficits in spatial learning/memory, impaired motor co-ordination, and decreased sociability by 4 months of age...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129800/saikosaponin-d-mediated-downregulation-of-neurogenesis-results-in-cognitive-dysfunction-by-inhibiting-akt-foxg-1-pathwayin-mice
#8
Xu Lixing, Ji Zhouye, Guo Liting, Zhang Ruyi, Qu Rong, Ma Shiping
Saikosaponin-d (SSd), one of the main constituents of the total saikosaponins extracted from Bupleurum falcatum L, possesses anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptosis effect. Recently, SSd was proved to improve depressive symptoms although exhibit hepatotoxicity in animals, but the central nervous system (CNS) toxicity of SSd remains unclear. The present study investigated the SSd-induced impairment in hippocampal cognitive function and explored the possible mechanisms involved. After intragastric administration of SSd (4mg/kg, 8mg/kg) for 7 days, the learning and memory abilities of mice were evaluated by behavioral experiments...
November 9, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126328/repeated-administration-effects-on-psychomotor-vigilance-test-pvt-performance
#9
Mathias Basner, Emanuel Hermosillo, Jad Nasrini, Sarah McGuire, Salil Saxena, Tyler M Moore, Ruben C Gur, David F Dinges
Study Objectives: The Psychomotor Vigilance Test (PVT) is reported to be free of practice effects that can otherwise confound the effects of sleep loss and circadian misalignment on performance. This differentiates the PVT from more complex cognitive tests. To our knowledge, no study has systematically investigated practice effects on the PVT across multiple outcome domains, depending on administration interval, and in ecologically more valid settings. Methods: We administered a validated 3-minute PVT (PVT-B) 16 times in 45 subjects (23 male, mean±SD age 32...
November 8, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123473/neurobehavioral-abnormalities-associated-with-executive-dysfunction-after-traumatic-brain-injury
#10
REVIEW
Rodger Ll Wood, Andrew Worthington
Objective: This article will address how anomalies of executive function after traumatic brain injury (TBI) can translate into altered social behavior that has an impact on a person's capacity to live safely and independently in the community. Method: Review of literature on executive and neurobehavioral function linked to cognitive ageing in neurologically healthy populations and late neurocognitive effects of serious TBI. Information was collated from internet searches involving MEDLINE, PubMed, PyscINFO and Google Scholar as well as the authors' own catalogs...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118736/perception-of-upright-multisensory-convergence-and-the-role-of-temporo-parietal-cortex
#11
REVIEW
Amir Kheradmand, Ariel Winnick
We inherently maintain a stable perception of the world despite frequent changes in the head, eye, and body positions. Such "orientation constancy" is a prerequisite for coherent spatial perception and sensorimotor planning. As a multimodal sensory reference, perception of upright represents neural processes that subserve orientation constancy through integration of sensory information encoding the eye, head, and body positions. Although perception of upright is distinct from perception of body orientation, they share similar neural substrates within the cerebral cortical networks involved in perception of spatial orientation...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118192/endocannabinoid-mediated-potentiation-of-non-nociceptive-synapses-contributes-to-behavioral-sensitization
#12
Yanqing Wang, Brian D Burrell
Endocannabinoids, such as 2-arachidonoyl glycerol (2-AG) and anandamide, can elicit long-term depression of both excitatory and inhibitory synapses. This latter effect will result in disinhibition and would therefore be expected to produce an increase in neural circuit output. However, there have been no examples directly linking endocannabinoid-mediated disinhibition to a change in a functional neurobehavioral circuit. The present study uses the well-characterized central nervous system (CNS) of the medicinal leech, Hirudo verbana, to examine the functional/behavioral relevance of endocannabinoid modulation of an identified afferent synapse...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117887/correlates-to-problem-behaviors-in-pediatric-narcolepsy-a-pilot-study
#13
Althea Robinson Shelton, Beth Malow
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Excessive daytime sleepiness, the hallmark of narcolepsy, predisposes patients to serious performance decrements in multiple areas of function. Psychosocial dysfunction has been demonstrated in adults and children with narcolepsy. Several factors could influence psychosocial functioning in children. The objective of this study was to examine neurobehavioral problems in children with narcolepsy and to define associations with these problem behaviors. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed where the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) was completed by guardians of children (age 18 years or younger) in whom narcolepsy with or without cataplexy was diagnosed (based on the International Classification of Sleep Disorders, Second Edition) between July 2008 and October 2014...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115993/adjudin-preconditioned-neural-stem-cells-enhance-neuroprotection-after-ischemia-reperfusion-in-mice
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Tingting Zhang, Xiao Yang, Tengyuan Liu, Jiaxiang Shao, Ningzhen Fu, Aijuan Yan, Keyi Geng, Weiliang Xia
BACKGROUND: Transplantation of neural stem cells (NSCs) has been proposed as a promising therapeutic strategy for the treatment of ischemia/reperfusion (I/R)-induced brain injury. However, existing evidence has also challenged this therapy on its limitations, such as the difficulty for stem cells to survive after transplantation due to the unfavorable microenvironment in the ischemic brain. Herein, we have investigated whether preconditioning of NSCs with adjudin, a small molecule compound, could enhance their survivability and further improve the therapeutic effect for NSC-based stroke therapy...
November 7, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115964/the-matex-cohort-a-finnish-population-register-birth-cohort-to-study-health-effects-of-prenatal-exposures
#15
Isabell K Rumrich, Kirsi Vähäkangas, Matti Viluksela, Mika Gissler, Heljä-Marja Surcel, Hanna de Ruyter, Jukka Jokinen, Otto Hänninen
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of chronic diseases, such as immune, neurobehavioral, and metabolic disorders has increased in recent decades. According to the concept of Developmental Origin of Health and Disease (DOHaD), developmental factors associated with environmental exposures and maternal lifestyle choices may partly explain the observed increase. Register-based epidemiology is a prime tool to investigate the effects of prenatal exposures over the whole life course. Our aim is to establish a Finnish register-based birth cohort, which can be used to investigate various (prenatal) exposures and their effects during the whole life course with first analyses focusing on maternal smoking and air pollution...
November 7, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115485/effect-of-willed-movement-training-on-neurorehabilitation-after-focal-cerebral-ischemia-and-on-the-neural-plasticity-associated-signaling-pathway
#16
Zhi-Wen Zhou, Qi-Dong Yang, Qing-Ping Tang, Jie Yang, Rong-Jing Guo, Wen Jiang
Neurorehabilitation training is a therapeutic intervention for the loss of neural function induced by focal cerebral ischemia, however, the effect varies depending on the neurorehabilitation exercises. Willed movement (WM) training is defined as task‑oriented training, which increases enthusiasm of patients to accomplish a specific task. The current study was performed to the evaluate effect of WM training on neurorehabilitation following focal cerebral ischemia, and further investigate the influence on neural plasticity‑associated signaling pathway...
November 3, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114525/the-effect-of-maternal-forced-exercise-on-offspring-pain-perception-motor-activity-and-anxiety-disorder-the-role-of-5-ht2-and-d2-receptors-and-creb-gene-expression
#17
Ozra Motaghinejad, Majid Motaghinejad, Manijeh Motevalian, Fatemeh Rahimi-Sharbaf, Tabassom Beiranvand
The effect of maternal forced exercise on central disorders in offsprings has been shown but the mechanism is still unclear. In this study, the role of 5-HT2 and D2 receptors in neuroprotective effects of maternal forced exercise on offspring neurodevelopment and neurobehavioral symptoms is evaluated. Sixty pregnant rats were trained by forced exercise and some behavioral and molecular aspects in their offspring were evaluated in presence of 5-HT2 and D2 receptors agonists and antagonists. The results showed that maternal forced exercise causes increase of pain tolerability and increase latency of pain perception in offspring in hot plate test, writhing test and tail flick test...
October 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113755/early-developmental-trajectories-of-preterm-infants
#18
Maya Yaari, David Mankuta, Ayelet Harel-Gadassi, Edwa Friedlander, Benjamin Bar-Oz, Smadar Eventov-Friedman, Nimrod Maniv, David Zucker, Nurit Yirmiya
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Preterm infants are at risk for neuro-developmental impairments and atypical developmental trajectories. The aims of this study were to delineate early developmental trajectories of preterm and full-term infants. METHODS: The cognitive, language, and motor development of 149 infants - 19 extremely preterm (EPT), 34 very preterm (VPT), 57 moderately preterm (MPT), and 39 full-term (FT) - was evaluated using Mullen Scales at 1, 4, 8, 12, and 18 months...
November 4, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113040/%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-attenuates-perfluorooctanoic-acid-toxicity-in-the-zebrafish-embryo-model
#19
Mary Jo Weiss-Errico, John P Berry, Kevin E O'Shea
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) has been linked to negative health outcomes including cancer, thyroid disease, infertility, and developmental delays. β-Cyclodextrin (β-CD), a cyclic sugar, has been previously shown to form strong host-guest complexes with PFOA, and is proposed as a means of environmental remediation with respect to this widespread contaminant. In the present study, β-CD was directly examined with regards to possible attenuation of the toxicity of PFOA specifically employing the zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryo model...
November 4, 2017: Toxics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112774/neuroactive-steroid-3%C3%AE-5%C3%AE-3-hydroxypregnan-20-one-3%C3%AE-5%C3%AE-thp-and-pro-inflammatory-cytokine-mcp-1-levels-in-hippocampus-ca1-are-correlated-with-voluntary-ethanol-consumption-in-cynomolgus-monkey
#20
Matthew C Beattie, Christopher S Reguyal, Patrizia Porcu, James B Daunais, Kathleen A Grant, A Leslie Morrow
BACKGROUND: Neuroactive steroids such as (3α,5α)3-hydroxypregnan-20-one (3α,5α-THP, allopregnanolone) are potent neuromodulators that enhance GABAergic neurotransmission and produce inhibitory neurobehavioral and anti-inflammatory effects. Chronic ethanol consumption reduces 3α,5α-THP levels in human plasma, but has brain-region and species-specific effects on CNS levels of 3α,5α-THP. We explored the relationship between 3α,5α-THP levels in the hippocampus and voluntary ethanol consumption in the cynomolgus monkey following daily self-administration of ethanol for 12 months and further examined the relationship to HPA axis function prior to ethanol exposure...
November 7, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
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