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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166407/executive-function-assessment-in-new-zealand-2-year-olds-born-at-risk-of-neonatal-hypoglycemia
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Judith M Ansell, Trecia A Wouldes, Jane E Harding
A growing number of babies are born with perinatal risk factors that may impair later development. These children are often assessed at 2 years to help predict outcome and direct support services. Executive function is an important predictor of academic achievement and behavior, but there are limited assessments of executive function in 2-year-olds and few have been tested in at-risk populations. Therefore, we developed a battery of four age-appropriate tasks to assess executive function in 2-year-olds. At 24 months' corrected age 368 children completed tasks assessing attention, inhibition, working memory and cognitive flexibility...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165763/neuropsychological-intervention-of-minimal-cognitive-impairment-including-language-deficits
#2
Y Zhao, H Li
OBJECTIVE: Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is an early dementia or discrete memory loss. The cognitive deficit in MCI impedes people's daily activities, which influences multiple aspects of thinking and acting including attention, reading, writing, reasoning, language, and judgment. This review aims to assess the outcome of various neuropsychological interventions in treating MCI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MCI causes memory problems and is characterized by the cognitive damage that is disproportionate about individual education background and age...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165354/the-role-of-glucagon-like-peptide-1-glp1-in-type-3-diabetes-glp-1-controls-insulin-resistance-neuroinflammation-and-neurogenesis-in-the-brain
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REVIEW
Choon Sang Bae, Juhyun Song
Alzheimer's disease (AD), characterized by the aggregation of amyloid-β (Aβ) protein and neuroinflammation, is the most common neurodegenerative disease globally. Previous studies have reported that some AD patients show impaired glucose utilization in brain, leading to cognitive decline. Recently, diabetes-induced dementia has been called "type 3 diabetes", based on features in common with those of type 2 diabetes and the progression of AD. Impaired glucose uptake and insulin resistance in the brain are important issues in type 3 diabetes, because these problems ultimately aggravate memory dysfunction in the brain...
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165085/a-speech-recognition-based-solution-for-the-automatic-detection-of-mild-cognitive-impairment-from-spontaneous-speech
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Laszlo Toth, Ildiko Hoffmann, Gabor Gosztolya, Veronika Vincze, Greta Szatloczki, Zoltan Banreti, Magdolna Pakaski, Janos Kalman
BACKGROUND: Even today the reliable diagnosis of the prodromal stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD) remains a great challenge. Our research focuses on the earliest detectable indicators of cognitive decline in mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Since the presence of language impairment has been reported even in the mild stage of AD, the aim of this study is to develop a sensitive neuropsychological screening method which is based on the analysis of spontaneous speech production during performing a memory task...
November 20, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164616/protection-against-%C3%AE-amyloid-neurotoxicity-by-a-non-toxic-endogenous-n-terminal-%C3%AE-amyloid-fragment-and-its-active-hexapeptide-core-sequence
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Kelly H Forest, Naghum Alfulaij, Komal Arora, Ruth Taketa, Tessi Sherrin, Cedomir Todorovic, James L M Lawrence, Gene T Yoshikawa, Ho-Leung Ng, Victor J Hruby, Robert A Nichols
High levels (μM) of beta amyloid (Aβ) oligomers are known to trigger neurotoxic effects, leading to synaptic impairment, behavioral deficits and apoptotic cell death. The hydrophobic C-terminal domain of Aβ, together with sequences critical for oligomer formation, is essential for this neurotoxicity. However, Aβ at low levels (pM-nM) has been shown to function as a positive neuromodulator and this activity resides in the hydrophilic N-terminal domain of Aβ. An N-terminal Aβ fragment (1-15/16), found in cerebrospinal fluid, was also shown to be a highly active neuromodulator and to reverse Aβ-induced impairments of long-term potentiation...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164613/calmodulin-like-skin-protein-protects-against-spatial-learning-impairment-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-disease
#6
Shinya Kusakari, Mikiro Nawa, Katsuko Sudo, Masaaki Matsuoka
Humanin and calmodulin-like skin protein (CLSP) inhibits Alzheimer disease (AD)-related neuronal cell death via the heterotrimeric humanin receptor in vitro. It has been suggested that CLSP is a central agonist of the heterotrimeric humanin receptor in vivo. To investigate the role of CLSP in the AD pathogenesis in vivo, we generated mouse CLSP-1 transgenic mice, crossed them with the APPswe/PSEN1dE9 mice, a model mouse of AD, and examined the effect of CLSP overexpression on the pathological phenotype of the AD mouse model...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164430/eclalbasaponin-ii-ameliorates-the-cognitive-impairment-induced-by-cholinergic-blockade-in-mice
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Won Yong Jung, Haneul Kim, Se Jin Jeon, Hye Jin Park, Hyuck Jai Choi, Nam Jae Kim, Dong Hyun Kim, Dae Sik Jang, Jong Hoon Ryu
Eclalbasaponin II derived from Eclipta prostrata L. (Asteraceae) has been reported to have anti-fibrotic, anti-bacterial and autophagic activities, but its effect on cognitive function has not been investigated. We studied the effect of eclalbasaponin II on cholinergic blockade-induced memory impairment in mice using the passive avoidance, Y-maze, and Morris water maze tasks. Eclalbasaponin II (10 or 20 mg/kg, p.o.) significantly ameliorated the cognitive dysfunction induced by scopolamine in the passive avoidance, Y-maze, and the Morris water maze tasks...
November 21, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164173/factors-related-to-the-severity-of-delirium-in-the-elderly-patients-with-infection
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R A Tuty Kuswardhani, Yosef Samon Sugi
Objective: Delirium is a common neuropsychiatric syndrome in the elderly characterized by concurrent impairments in cognition and behavior. Infection is one of the most important risk factors for delirium. The objective of this study is to elaborate the factors related to the severity of delirium in the elderly patients with infection. Method: An observational study on the relationship of several clinical parameters and the severity of delirium in elderly patients (more than 60 years) with infection was conducted at Geriatric Inpatient Ward, Sanglah Hospital...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164153/sirt1-regulates-cognitive-performance-and-ability-of-learning-and-memory-in-diabetic-and-nondiabetic-models
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REVIEW
Yue Cao, Zi Yan, Tong Zhou, Guixia Wang
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a complex age-related metabolic disease. Cognitive dysfunction and learning and memory deficits are main characteristics of age-related metabolic diseases in the central nervous system. The underlying mechanisms contributing to cognitive decline are complex, especially cognitive dysfunction associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus. SIRT1, as one of the modulators in insulin resistance, is indispensable for learning and memory. In the present study, deacetylation, oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, inflammation, microRNA, and tau phosphorylation are considered in the context of mechanism and significance of SIRT1 in learning and memory in diabetic and nondiabetic murine models...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164115/cross-sectional-associations-of-fatigue-with-cerebral-%C3%AE-amyloid-in-older-adults-at-risk-of-dementia
#10
Claudie Hooper, Philipe De Souto Barreto, Nicola Coley, Matteo Cesari, Pierre Payoux, Anne Sophie Salabert, Sandrine Andrieu, Bruno Vellas
Fatigue is a common symptom in the elderly and has also been associated with impaired cognition in older adults. Hence, we sought to explore the cross-sectional relationship between fatigue and cerebral β-amyloid (Aβ) in 269 elderly individuals reporting subjective memory complaints from the Multidomain Alzheimer Preventive Trial. Standard uptake value ratios (SUVRs) were generated by [(18)F] florbetapir positron emission tomography (PET) using the cerebellum as a reference. Cortical-to-cerebellar SUVRs (cortical-SUVRs) were obtained using the mean signal from the frontal cortex, temporal cortex, parietal cortex, precuneus, anterior cingulate, and posterior cingulate...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163865/associations-between-neurocognitive-functioning-and-social-and-occupational-resilience-among-south-african-women-exposed-to-childhood-trauma
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C A Denckla, N S Consedine, G Spies, M Cherner, D C Henderson, K C Koenen, S Seedat
Background: Prior research on adaptation after early trauma among black South African women typically assessed resilience in ways that lacked contextual specificity. In addition, the neurocognitive correlates of social and occupational resilience have not been investigated. Objective: The primary aim of this exploratory study was to identify domains of neurocognitive functioning associated with social and occupational resilience, defined as functioning at a level beyond what would be expected given exposure to childhood trauma...
2017: European Journal of Psychotraumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163465/b-cell-activating-factor-and-the-b-cell-compartment-in-hiv-siv-infection
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REVIEW
Gwenoline Borhis, Maria Trovato, Nada Chaoul, Hany M Ibrahim, Yolande Richard
With the goal to design effective HIV vaccines, intensive studies focused on broadly neutralizing antibodies, which arise in a fraction of HIV-infected people. Apart from identifying new vulnerability sites in the viral envelope proteins, these studies have shown that a fraction of these antibodies are produced by self/poly-reactive B-cells. These findings prompted us to revisit the B-cell differentiation and selection process during HIV/SIV infection and to consider B-cells as active players possibly shaping the helper T-cell program within germinal centers (GCs)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163352/parahippocampal-involvement-in-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-with-hippocampal-sclerosis-a-proof-of-concept-from-memory-guided-saccades
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Silvia Colnaghi, Giorgio Beltrami, Guy Poloni, Anna Pichiecchio, Stefano Bastianello, Carlo Andrea Galimberti, Maurizio Versino
Objective: Mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis (MTLE-HS) may involve extrahippocampal areas of structural damage and dysfunction. The accuracy of medium-term spatial memory can be tested by memory-guided saccades (MGS) to evaluate a functional impairment of the parahippocampal cortex (PHC), while voxel-based morphometry (VBM) analysis can be used to detect a structural damage of the latter region. Methods: MGS with 3- and 30-s memorization delays were compared between 7 patients affected by right MTLE-HS (r-MTLE-HS), 6 patients affected by left MTLE-HS, and 13 healthy controls...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163238/impairment-of-working-memory-decision-making-and-executive-function-in-the-first-degree-relatives-of-people-with-panic-disorder-a-pilot-study
#14
Zhenhe Zhou, Dongjie Ni
Background: Panic disorder (PD) patients present impairments of working memory, decision-making, and executive function. However, whether the first-degree relatives (FDRs) of people with PD present abnormal characteristics, including clinical and neuropsychological aspects, in comparison to the general population, has not been studied. Investigation and understanding of the abnormal neuropsychological characteristics of the FDRs of people with PD will contribute to the prevention and treatment of PD...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163162/a-randomized-double-blinded-clinical-trial-on-effects-of-a-vitis-vinifera-extract-on-cognitive-function-in-healthy-older-adults
#15
Gioacchino Calapai, Francesco Bonina, Andrea Bonina, Luisa Rizza, Carmen Mannucci, Vincenzo Arcoraci, Germana Laganà, Angela Alibrandi, Concetta Pollicino, Santi Inferrera, Umberto Alecci
Introduction: Gradual population aging is creating a new set of needs in the general population. Memory capacity decreases with age, and memory deficits are considered an early symptom of Alzheimer's Disease (AD), one of the most prevalent cognitive disorders in older people. Numerous studies have shown that grape polyphenolic compounds (GPs) are able to attenuate cognitive impairment and reduce brain lesions in experimental AD animal models. These GP effects are associated with improvement in brain antioxidant status and prevention of free radical-induced neuronal damage...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163144/the-relationship-of-cognitive-performance-and-the-theta-alpha-power-ratio-is-age-dependent-an-eeg-study-of-short-term-memory-and-reasoning-during-task-and-resting-state-in-healthy-young-and-old-adults
#16
Janet P Trammell, Priscilla G MacRae, Greta Davis, Dylan Bergstedt, Ariana E Anderson
Objective: The Theta-Alpha ratio (TAR) is known to differ based upon age and cognitive ability, with pathological electroencephalography (EEG) patterns routinely found within neurodegenerative disorders of older adults. We hypothesized that cognitive ability would predict EEG metrics differently within healthy young and old adults, and that healthy old adults not showing age-expected EEG activity may be more likely to demonstrate cognitive deficits relative to old adults showing these expected changes. Methods: In 216 EEG blocks collected in 16 young and 20 old adults during rest (eyes open, eyes closed) and cognitive tasks (short-term memory [STM]; matrix reasoning [RM; Raven's matrices]), models assessed the contributing roles of cognitive ability, age, and task in predicting the TAR...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163135/neuroprotective-effect-of-ligustilide-through-induction-of-%C3%AE-secretase-processing-of-both-app-and-klotho-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#17
Xi Kuang, Hong-Jing Zhou, Amy H Thorne, Xi-Nan Chen, Lin-Jiao Li, Jun-Rong Du
Emerging evidence suggests that alpha-processing single transmembrane proteins, amyloid precursor protein (APP) and anti-aging protein Klotho, are likely to be involved in the progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The natural phthalide Ligustilide (LIG) has been demonstrated to protect against aging- and amyloid-β (Aβ)-induced brain dysfunction in animal models. The present study is to investigate the effects of LIG on cognitive deficits and metabolism of both APP and Klotho and its underlying mechanism in AD double-transgenic (APP/PS1) mice and cultured human cells...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163130/sex-differences-in-the-cognitive-and-hippocampal-effects-of-streptozotocin-in-an-animal-model-of-sporadic-ad
#18
Jian Bao, Yacoubou A R Mahaman, Rong Liu, Jian-Zhi Wang, Zhiguo Zhang, Bin Zhang, Xiaochuan Wang
More than 95% of Alzheimer's disease (AD) belongs to sporadic AD (sAD), and related animal models are the important research tools for investigating the pathogenesis and developing new drugs for sAD. An intracerebroventricular infusion of streptozotocin (ICV-STZ) is commonly employed to generate sporadic AD animal model. Moreover, the potential impact of sex on brain function is now emphasized in the field of AD. However, whether sex differences exist in AD animal models remains unknown. Here we reported that ICV-STZ remarkably resulted in learning and memory impairment in the Sprague-Dawley male rats, but not in the female rats...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163040/cdk7-is-required-for-activity-dependent-neuronal-gene-expression-long-lasting-synaptic-plasticity-and-long-term-memory
#19
Guiqin He, Xiangyu Yang, Guo Wang, Junxia Qi, Rui Mao, Zhengping Wu, Zikai Zhou
In the brain, de novo gene expression driven by learning-associated neuronal activities is critical for the formation of long-term memories. However, the signaling machinery mediating neuronal activity-induced gene expression, especially the rapid transcription of immediate-early genes (IEGs) remains unclear. Cyclin-dependent kinases (Cdks) are a family of serine/threonine kinases that have been firmly established as key regulators of transcription processes underling coordinated cell cycle entry and sequential progression in nearly all types of proliferative cells...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162816/impairments-of-spatial-memory-in-an-alzheimer-s-disease-model-via-degeneration-of-hippocampal-cholinergic-synapses
#20
Houze Zhu, Huanhuan Yan, Na Tang, Xinyan Li, Pei Pang, Hao Li, Wenting Chen, Yu Guo, Shu Shu, You Cai, Lei Pei, Dan Liu, Min-Hua Luo, Hengye Man, Qing Tian, Yangling Mu, Ling-Qiang Zhu, Youming Lu
Choline acetyltransferase neurons in the vertical diagonal band of Broca (vChATs) degenerate in the early stage of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Here, we report that vChATs directly innervate newly generated immature neurons (NGIs) in the dorsal hippocampus (dNGIs) of adult mice and regulate both the dNGIs survival and spatial pattern separation. In a mouse model that exhibits amyloid-β plaques similar to AD patients, cholinergic synaptic transmission, dNGI survival and spatial pattern separation are impaired...
November 22, 2017: Nature Communications
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