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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29889065/involvement-of-activation-of-asparaginyl-endopeptidase-in-tau-hyperphosphorylation-in-repetitive-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Wen Hu, Yunn Chyn Tung, Yanchong Zhang, Fei Liu, Khalid Iqbal
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an established risk factor for the development of neurodegeneration and dementia late in life. Repetitive mild TBI (r-mTBI) is directly associated with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by focal perivascular to widespread Alzheimer-type neurofibrillary pathology of hyperphosphorylated tau. Studies in animal models have shown hyperphosphorylation of tau after TBI. However, the molecular mechanisms by which TBI leads to tau pathology are not understood...
June 4, 2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779184/limbic-system-structure-volumes-and-associated-neurocognitive-functioning-in-former-nfl-players
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Christian Lepage, Marc Muehlmann, Yorghos Tripodis, Jakob Hufschmidt, Julie Stamm, Katie Green, Pawel Wrobel, Vivian Schultz, Isabelle Weir, Michael L Alosco, Christine M Baugh, Nathan G Fritts, Brett M Martin, Christine Chaisson, Michael J Coleman, Alexander P Lin, Ofer Pasternak, Nikos Makris, Robert A Stern, Martha E Shenton, Inga K Koerte
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative disease associated with exposure to repetitive head impacts. CTE has been linked to disruptions in cognition, mood, and behavior. Unfortunately, the diagnosis of CTE can only be made post-mortem. Neuropathological evidence suggests limbic structures may provide an opportunity to characterize CTE in the living. Using 3 T magnetic resonance imaging, we compared select limbic brain regional volumes - the amygdala, hippocampus, and cingulate gyrus - between symptomatic former National Football League (NFL) players (n = 86) and controls (n = 22)...
May 19, 2018: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731706/phosphorylation-of-threonine-175-tau-in-the-induction-of-tau-pathology-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-frontotemporal-spectrum-disorder-als-ftsd-a-review
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Alexander J Moszczynski, Matthew A Hintermayer, Michael J Strong
Approximately 50-60% of all patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) will develop a deficit of frontotemporal function, ranging from frontotemporal dementia (FTD) to one or more deficits of neuropsychological, speech or language function which are collectively known as the frontotemporal spectrum disorders of ALS (ALS-FTSD). While the neuropathology underlying these disorders is most consistent with a widespread alteration in the metabolism of transactive response DNA-binding protein 43 (TDP-43), in both ALS with cognitive impairment (ALSci) and ALS with FTD (ALS-FTD; also known as MND-FTD) there is evidence for alterations in the metabolism of the microtubule associated protein tau...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717792/systematic-review-on-the-characterization-of-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-by-mri-and-mrs
#4
Rahel Ruprecht, Eva Scheurer, Claudia Lenz
BACKGROUND: Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative disease that is found in people who have suffered from chronic traumatic brain injury (TBI). Up to now, diagnosis of CTE could only be made based on postmortem histopathological examinations. The application of MR techniques might offer a promising possibility for in vivo diagnoses. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: To provide a critical systematic review of the characterization of chronic TBI and CTE by considering the range of MR techniques...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710395/age-of-first-exposure-to-tackle-football-and-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy
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Michael L Alosco, Jesse Mez, Yorghos Tripodis, Patrick T Kiernan, Bobak Abdolmohammadi, Lauren Murphy, Neil W Kowall, Thor D Stein, Bertrand Russell Huber, Lee E Goldstein, Robert C Cantu, Douglas I Katz, Christine E Chaisson, Brett Martin, Todd M Solomon, Michael D McClean, Daniel H Daneshvar, Christopher J Nowinski, Robert A Stern, Ann C McKee
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of age of first exposure to tackle football on CTE pathological severity and age of neurobehavioral symptom onset in tackle football players with neuropathologically-confirmed CTE. METHODS: The sample included 246 tackle football players who donated their brains for neuropathological examination. 211 were diagnosed with CTE (126/211 were without comorbid neurodegenerative diseases) and 35 were without CTE. Informant interviews ascertained age of first exposure and age of cognitive and behavioral/mood symptom onset...
April 30, 2018: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682240/extending-the-range-of-differential-diagnosis-of-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-of-the-boxer-insights-from-a-case-report
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Leonardo Caixeta, Iron Dangoni, Rafael Dias de Sousa, Pedro Paulo Dias Soares, Andreia Costa Rabelo Mendonça
Sports activities associated with repetitive cranial trauma have become a fad and are popular in gyms and even among children. It is important to consistently characterize the consequences of such sports activities in order to better advise society on the real risks to the central nervous system. We present the case of a former boxer reporting cognitive and behavioral symptoms that began six years after his retirement as a boxer, evolving progressively with parkinsonian and cerebellar features suggestive of probable chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)...
January 2018: Dementia & Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609516/a-systematic-review-of-positron-emission-tomography-of-tau-amyloid-beta-and-neuroinflammation-in-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-the-evidence-to-date
#7
Bern Lee, MacKenzie Leavitt, Charles Bernick, Gabriel Leger, Gil Rabinovici, Sarah Banks
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is associated with pathological changes, yet detecting these changes during life has proven elusive. Positron Emission Tomography (PET) offers the potential for identifying such pathology. Few studies have been completed to-date and their approaches and results have been diverse. It was the objective of this review to systematically examine relevant research using ligands for PET that bind to identified pathology in CTE. We focused on identification of patterns of binding and addressing gaps in knowledge of PET imaging for CTE...
April 2, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29568656/emotional-lability-as-a-unique-presenting-sign-of-suspected-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy
#8
Shauna H Yuan, Sonya G Wang
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative disease caused by head trauma. Diagnosis of this disease is difficult as reliable biomarkers have not been established and often this clinical entity is underappreciated with poor recognition of its clinical presentations (Lenihan and Jordan, 2015). The definitive diagnosis of CTE is determined by identification of neurofibrillary tangles in the perivascular space around the sulci in postmortem tissue (McKee et al., 2015). However, performing brain biopsies searching for neurofibrillary tangles is not a feasible option for early diagnosis...
2018: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533096/chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-in-sports-a-historical-and-narrative-review
#9
Gary Solomon
My objectives are to review: 1) a brief history of sport-related concussion (SRC) and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), 2) the evolution of CTE in American professional football, 3) the data regarding SRC/CTE as they relate to depression and suicide, 4) the data on the neurocognitive effects of subconcussion/repetitive head trauma (with emphases on heading the ball in soccer and early exposure to football), 5) the evidence related to SRC and neurodegenerative diseases, 6) the published studies of CTE, 7) the NINDS neuropathological criteria for CTE, 8) public beliefs about SRC/CTE, and 9) the scientific questions regarding CTE...
2018: Developmental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465327/improving-the-translational-potential-of-rodent-models-to-study-the-behavioral-and-pathophysiological-effects-of-repetitive-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
#10
Megan Elizabeth Huibregtse
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is thought to be caused by repetitive head impacts. Consequently, there is a need to develop rodent models to better understand the behavioral and pathophysiological changes of repetitive mild traumatic brain injury (rmTBI) and to determine the link between rmTBI and CTE. This Neuro Forum article reviews recent rodent rmTBI models, comparing the impact methods and outcome measures in terms of translational potential.
February 21, 2018: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421973/multimodal-characterization-of-the-late-effects-of-tbi-letbi-a-methodological-overview-of-the-letbi-project
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Brian L Edlow, C Dirk Keene, Daniel Perl, Diego Iacono, Rebecca Folkerth, William Stewart, Christine L MacDonald, Jean Augustinack, Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, Camilo Estrada, Elissa Flannery, Wayne Gordon, Tom Grabowski, Kelly Hansen, Jeanne Hoffman, Christopher Kroenke, Eric Larson, Patricia Lee, Azma Mareyam, Jennifer A McNab, Jeanne McPhee, Allison L Moreau, Anne Renz, KatieRose Richmire, Allison Stevens, Cheuk Y Tang, Lee S Tirrell, Emily Trittschuh, Andre van der Kouwe, Ani Varjabedian, Lawrence L Wald, Ona Wu, Anastasia Yendiki, Liza Young, Lilla Zollei, Bruce Fischl, Paul K Crane, Kristen Dams-O'Connor
Epidemiological studies suggest that a single moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) is associated with an increased risk of neurodegenerative disease, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease (AD and PD). Histopathological studies describe complex neurodegenerative pathologies in individuals exposed to single moderate-to-severe TBI or repetitive mild TBI, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). However, the clinicopathological links between TBI and post-traumatic neurodegenerative diseases such as AD, PD, and CTE remain poorly understood...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400641/diagnosis-makes-a-difference-perceptions-of-older-persons-with-dementia-symptoms
#12
Jed A Diekfuss, Jessica De Larwelle, Susan H McFadden
Background/Study Context: Employing the stereotype content model and terror management theory, we examined whether stereotypes and feelings about persons with dementia vary depending on the type of dementia diagnosis and purported causes of the dementia. METHODS: Participants were randomly assigned to read one of four vignettes that depicted a man who consulted his doctor because of memory problems. All vignettes described the same symptoms and diagnostic tests, but each of four groups read a different result: all tests normal (Normal); Alzheimer's disease (AD); Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome (WKS) associated with alcohol abuse; and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) associated with head injuries from playing football in high school and college...
March 2018: Experimental Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396300/traumatic-brain-injury-and-alzheimer-s-disease-the-cerebrovascular-link
#13
REVIEW
Jaime Ramos-Cejudo, Thomas Wisniewski, Charles Marmar, Henrik Zetterberg, Kaj Blennow, Mony J de Leon, Silvia Fossati
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) are devastating neurological disorders, whose complex relationship is not completely understood. Cerebrovascular pathology, a key element in both conditions, could represent a mechanistic link between Aβ/tau deposition after TBI and the development of post concussive syndrome, dementia and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). In addition to debilitating acute effects, TBI-induced neurovascular injuries accelerate amyloid β (Aβ) production and perivascular accumulation, arterial stiffness, tau hyperphosphorylation and tau/Aβ-induced blood brain barrier damage, giving rise to a deleterious feed-forward loop...
February 2018: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29376093/lifelong-behavioral-and-neuropathological-consequences-of-repetitive-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
#14
Benoit C Mouzon, Corbin Bachmeier, Joseph O Ojo, Christopher M Acker, Scott Ferguson, Daniel Paris, Ghania Ait-Ghezala, Gogce Crynen, Peter Davies, Michael Mullan, William Stewart, Fiona Crawford
Objective: Exposure to repetitive concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), has been linked with increased risk of long-term neurodegenerative changes, specifically chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). To date, preclinical studies largely have focused on the immediate aftermath of mTBI, with no literature on the lifelong consequences of mTBI in these models. This study provides the first account of lifelong neurobehavioral and histological consequences of repetitive mTBI providing unique insight into the constellation of evolving and ongoing pathologies with late survival...
January 2018: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338612/gene-profiling-of-nucleus-basalis-tau-containing-neurons-in-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-a-chronic-effects-of-neurotrauma-consortium-study
#15
Elliott J Mufson, Bin He, Stephen D Ginsberg, Benjamin A Carper, Gayle S Bieler, Fiona Crawford, Victor E Alvarez, Bertrand R Huber, Thor D Stein, Ann C McKee, Sylvia E Perez
Military personnel and athletes exposed to traumatic brain injury may develop chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Brain pathology in CTE includes intracellular accumulation of abnormally phosphorylated tau proteins (p-tau), the main constituent of neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs). Recently, we found that cholinergic basal forebrain (CBF) neurons within the nucleus basalis of Meynert (nbM), which provide the major cholinergic innervation to the cortex, display an increased number of NFTs across the pathological stages of CTE...
April 5, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321231/chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-in-an-epilepsy-surgery-cohort-clinical-and-pathologic-findings
#16
Amy L Jones, Jeffrey W Britton, Melissa M Blessing, Joseph E Parisi, Gregory D Cascino
OBJECTIVE: To determine the occurrence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in young adult patients undergoing epilepsy surgery. METHODS: Ten patients who underwent epilepsy surgery were randomly selected for this retrospective study. The patients were 18-45 years of age, had preoperative neuropsychological evaluation, and had 1 year postoperative follow-up. Microscopic sections from resections were evaluated for the presence of CTE with standard stains and antibodies to tau (clone AT8)...
February 6, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298849/pathologic-thr-175-tau-phosphorylation-in-cte-and-cte-with-als
#17
Alexander J Moszczynski, Wendy Strong, Kathy Xu, Ann McKee, Arthur Brown, Michael J Strong
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and CTE with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (CTE-ALS) exhibit features previously observed in other tauopathies of pathologic phosphorylation of microtubule-associated protein tau at Thr175 (pThr175 tau) and Thr231 (pThr231 tau), and glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK3β) activation, and whether these pathologic features are a consequence of traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS: Tau isoform expression was assayed by western blot in 6 stage III CTE cases...
January 30, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276758/role-of-tau-acetylation-in-alzheimer-s-disease-and-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-the-way-forward-for-successful-treatment
#18
Brandon Lucke-Wold, Kay Seidel, Rub Udo, Bennet Omalu, Mark Ornstein, Richard Nolan, Charles Rosen, Joel Ross
Progressive neurodegenerative diseases plague millions of individuals both in the United States and across the world. The current pathology of progressive neurodegenerative tauopathies, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), Pick's disease, frontotemporal dementia (FTD), and progressive supranuclear palsy, primarily revolves around phosphorylation and hyperphosphorylation of the tau protein. However, more recent evidence suggests acetylation of tau protein at lysine 280 may be a critical step in molecular pathology of these neurodegenerative diseases prior to the tau hyperphosphorylation...
2017: Journal of Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213517/soccer-football-association-and-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-a-short-review-and-recommendation
#19
REVIEW
Ricardo Nitrini
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was initially described in boxers, but in recent years it has been reported in other settings, particularly in contact sports and military personnel. Soccer (football association) had previously been (and still is) considered relatively safe when compared to other sports, such as American football. However, a few cases of professional soccer players with CTE have been reported in the last few years. It is still unknown how frequent this condition is in soccer players, and the role played by heading the ball remains elusive...
July 2017: Dementia & Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145658/characterization-of-detergent-insoluble-proteome-in-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy
#20
Jonathan D Cherry, Ahmad Zeineddin, Eric B Dammer, James A Webster, Duc Duong, Nicholas T Seyfried, Allan I Levey, Victor E Alvarez, Bertrand R Huber, Thor D Stein, Patrick T Kiernan, Ann C McKee, James J Lah, Chadwick M Hales
Quantitative proteomics of postmortem human brain can identify dysfunctional proteins that contribute to neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer disease (AD) and frontotemporal dementia. Similar studies in chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) are limited, therefore we hypothesized that proteomic sequencing of CTE frontal cortex brain homogenates from varying CTE pathologic stages may provide important new insights into this disorder. Quantitative proteomics of control, CTE and AD brains was performed to characterize differentially expressed proteins, and we identified over 4000 proteins in CTE brains, including significant enrichment of the microtubule associated protein tau...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
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