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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050381/space-based-bias-of-covert-visual-attention-in-complex-regional-pain-syndrome
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Janet H Bultitude, Ian Walker, Charles Spence
See Legrain (doi:10.1093/awx188) for a scientific commentary on this article. Some patients with complex regional pain syndrome report that movements of the affected limb are slow, more effortful, and lack automaticity. These symptoms have been likened to the syndrome that sometimes follows brain injury called hemispatial neglect, in which patients exhibit attentional impairments and problems with movements affecting the contralesional side of the body and space. Psychophysical testing of patients with complex regional pain syndrome has found evidence for spatial biases when judging visual targets distanced at 2 m, but not in directions that indicate reduced attention to the affected side...
September 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050158/-ct-perfusion-analysis-on-the-association-of-permeability-surface-with-hematoma-and-edema-volume-in-acute-spontaneous-putaminal-and-thalamic-hematoma
#2
H L Xu, J C Wang, Y Zhang, S L Liu, W W He, X T Qin, G Q Cao, Y J Yang, Q C Zhuge, W J Chen
Objective: To discuss the correlation of permeability surface (PS) with hematoma and edema volume in acute spontaneous putaminal and thalamic hematoma using CT perfusion imaging. Methods: A total of 48 acute spontaneous putaminal and thalamic hemorrhage patients were enrolled in this study during October 2015 and December 2016 at the First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University. At the image slice with maximum size of hematoma, PS was measured by drawing various regions of interest (ROI) including"hot spots", perihematomal regions, outward regions, hemisphere regions and contralateral mirror regions...
October 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046902/holistic-mapping-of-striatum-surfaces-in-the-laplace-beltrami-embedding-space
#3
Jin Kyu Gahm, Yonggang Shi
In brain shape analysis, the striatum is typically divided into three parts: the caudate, putamen, and accumbens nuclei for its analysis. Recent connectivity and animal studies, however, indicate striatum-cortical inter-connections do not always follow such subdivisions. For the holistic mapping of striatum surfaces, conventional spherical registration techniques are not suitable due to the large metric distortions in spherical parameterization of striatal surfaces. To overcome this difficulty, we develop a novel striatal surface mapping method using the recently proposed Riemannian metric optimization techniques in the Laplace-Beltrami (LB) embedding space...
September 2017: Medical Image Computing and Computer-assisted Intervention: MICCAI ..
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045030/drug-delivery-to-the-brain-across-the-blood-brain-barrier-using-nanomaterials
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REVIEW
Yung-Hao Tsou, Xue-Qing Zhang, He Zhu, Sahla Syed, Xiaoyang Xu
A major obstacle facing brain diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, and strokes is the blood-brain barrier (BBB). The BBB prevents the passage of certain molecules and pathogens from the circulatory system into the brain. Therefore, it is nearly impossible for therapeutic drugs to target the diseased cells without the assistance of carriers. Nanotechnology is an area of growing public interest; nanocarriers, such as polymer-based, lipid-based, and inorganic-based nanoparticles can be engineered in different sizes, shapes, and surface charges, and they can be modified with functional groups to enhance their penetration and targeting capabilities...
October 16, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042554/glycaemic-control-boosts-glucosylated-nanocarrier-crossing-the-bbb-into-the-brain
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Y Anraku, H Kuwahara, Y Fukusato, A Mizoguchi, T Ishii, K Nitta, Y Matsumoto, K Toh, K Miyata, S Uchida, K Nishina, K Osada, K Itaka, N Nishiyama, H Mizusawa, T Yamasoba, T Yokota, K Kataoka
Recently, nanocarriers that transport bioactive substances to a target site in the body have attracted considerable attention and undergone rapid progression in terms of the state of the art. However, few nanocarriers can enter the brain via a systemic route through the blood-brain barrier (BBB) to efficiently reach neurons. Here we prepare a self-assembled supramolecular nanocarrier with a surface featuring properly configured glucose. The BBB crossing and brain accumulation of this nanocarrier are boosted by the rapid glycaemic increase after fasting and by the putative phenomenon of the highly expressed glucose transporter-1 (GLUT1) in brain capillary endothelial cells migrating from the luminal to the abluminal plasma membrane...
October 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042315/-interleukin-1-beta-reduces-glua1-phosphorylation-and-its-surface-expression-during-memory-reconsolidation-and-alpha-melanocyte-stimulating-hormone-can-modulate-these-effects
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Ivana Machado, Helgi B Schiöth, Mercedes Lasaga, Teresa Scimonelli
Pro-inflammatory cytokines can affect cognitive processes such as learning and memory. Particularly, interleukin-1β (IL-1β) influences hippocampus-dependent memories. We previously reported that administration of IL-1β in dorsal hippocampus impaired contextual fear memory reconsolidation. This effect was reversed by the melanocortin alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH). Our results also demonstrated that IL-1β produced a significant decrease in glutamate release from dorsal hippocampus synaptosomes after reactivation of the fear memory...
October 14, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040874/surface-functionalized-exosomes-as-targeted-drug-delivery-vehicles-for-cerebral-ischemia-therapy
#7
Tian Tian, Hui-Xin Zhang, Chun-Peng He, Song Fan, Yan-Liang Zhu, Cui Qi, Ning-Ping Huang, Zhong-Dang Xiao, Zu-Hong Lu, Bakhos A Tannous, Jun Gao
The safe and effective delivery of drugs is a major obstacle in the treatment of ischemic stroke. Exosomes hold great promise as an endogenous drug delivery nanosystem for the treatment of cerebral ischemia given their unique properties, including low immunogenicity, innate stability, high delivery efficiency, and ability to cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB). However, exosome insufficient targeting capability limits their clinical applications. In this study, the c(RGDyK) peptide has been conjugated to the exosome surface by an easy, rapid, and bio-orthogonal chemistry...
October 4, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039724/paravascular-spaces-at-the-brain-surface-low-resistance-pathways-for-cerebrospinal-fluid-flow
#8
Beatrice Bedussi, Mitra Almasian, Judith de Vos, Ed VanBavel, Erik Ntp Bakker
Clearance of waste products from the brain is of vital importance. Recent publications suggest a potential clearance mechanism via paravascular channels around blood vessels. Arterial pulsations might provide the driving force for paravascular flow, but its flow pattern remains poorly characterized. In addition, the relationship between paravascular flow around leptomeningeal vessels and penetrating vessels is unclear. In this study, we determined blood flow and diameter pulsations through a thinned-skull cranial window...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039034/inactivation-of-nsf-atpase-leads-to-cathepsin-b-release-after-transient-cerebral-ischemia
#9
Dong Yuan, Chunli Liu, Bingren Hu
Neurons have extraordinary large cell membrane surface area, thus requiring extremely high levels of intracellular membrane-trafficking activities. Consequently, defects in the membrane-trafficking activities preferentially affect neurons. A critical molecule for controlling the membrane-trafficking activities is the N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor (NSF) ATPase. This study is to investigate the cascade of events of NSF ATPase inactivation, resulting in a massive buildup of late endosomes (LEs) and fatal release of cathepsin B (CTSB) after transient cerebral ischemia using the 2-vessel occlusion with hypotension (2VO+Hypotension) global brain ischemia model...
October 17, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038230/ghrelin-receptor-constitutive-activity-reduces-surface-expression-of-voltage-gated-calcium-channels-in-a-cav%C3%AE-dependent-manner
#10
Emilio R Mustafá, Eduardo J López Soto, Valentina Martínez Damonte, Silvia S Rodríguez, Diane Lipscombe, Jesica Raingo
Voltage gated calcium (CaV) channels couple membrane depolarization to calcium influx, triggering a range of calcium-dependent cellular processes. CaV channels are therefore critical in shaping neuronal activity and function, depending on their individual temporal and spatial properties. Furthermore, many neurotransmitters and drugs that act through G protein coupled receptors (GPCRs), modulate neuronal activity by altering the expression, trafficking, or function of CaV channels. GPCR-dependent mechanisms that down regulate CaV channel expression levels are observed in many neurons but are, by comparison, less studied...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037811/one-step-construction-of-a-molybdenum-disulfide-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-polypyrrole-nanocomposite-biosensor-for-the-ex-vivo-detection-of-dopamine-in-mouse-brain-tissue
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Kathiresan Vijayaraj, Thirumalai Dinakaran, Yujeong Lee, Suhkmann Kim, Hyung Sik Kim, Jaewon Lee, Seung-Cheol Chang
We developed a new strategy for construction of a biosensor for the neurotransmitter dopamine. The biosensor was constructed by one-step electrochemical deposition of a nanocomposite in aqueous solution at pH 7.0, consisting of molybdenum disulfide, multi-walled carbon nanotubes, and polypyrrole. A series of analytical methods was performed to investigate the surface characteristics and the improved electrocatalytic effect of the nanocomposite, including cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, field-emission scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, and Raman spectroscopy...
October 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036806/pritumumab-the-first-therapeutic-antibody-for-glioma-patients
#12
Ivan Babic, Elmar Nurmemmedov, Venkata M Yenugonda, Tiffany Juarez, Natsuko Nomura, Sandeep C Pingle, Mark C Glassy, Santosh Kesari
Immunotherapy is now at the forefront of cancer therapeutic development. Gliomas are a particularly aggressive form of brain cancer for which immunotherapy may hold promise. Pritumumab (also known in the literature as CLNH11, CLN-IgG, and ACA-11) was the first monoclonal antibody tested in cancer patients. Pritumumab is a natural human monoclonal antibody developed from a B lymphocyte isolated from a regional draining lymph node of a patient with cervical carcinoma. The antibody binds ecto-domain vimentin on the surface of cancer cells...
September 1, 2017: Human Antibodies
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
#13
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/29034964/hemispheric-asymmetry-of-the-frontolimbic-cortex-in-young-adults-with-borderline-personality-disorder
#14
Q Zhou, M Zhong, S Yao, X Jin, Y Liu, C Tan, X Zhu, J Yi
OBJECTIVE: Although the frontolimbic cortex has been implicated in borderline personality disorder (BPD), information about possible asymmetries in this region in patients with BPD is limited. This study aimed to examine whether frontolimbic cortex asymmetries differ between patients with BPD and healthy individuals. METHODS: The brains of 30 young adult patients with BPD and 32 healthy control subjects were scanned with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The participants completed self-report scales assessing impulsivity, affect intensity and other psychological variables...
October 16, 2017: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032072/oxidative-stress-prediction-a-preliminary-approach-using-a-response-surface-based-technique
#15
M Sierra, L Bragg-Gonzalo, J Grasa, M J Muñoz, D González, F J Miana-Mena
A response surface was built to predict the lipid peroxidation level, generated in an iron-ascorbate in vitro model, of any organ, which is correlated with the oxidative stress injury in biological membranes. Oxidative stress studies are numerous, usually performed on laboratory animals. However, ethical concerns require validated methods to reduce the use of laboratory animals. The response surface described here is a validated method to replace animals. Tissue samples of rabbit liver, kidney, heart, skeletal muscle and brain were oxidized with different concentrations of FeCl3 (0...
October 12, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031817/bcrp-abcg2-and-high-alert-medications-biochemical-pharmacokinetic-pharmacogenetic-and-clinical-implications
#16
REVIEW
Daiki Hira, Tomohiro Terada
The human breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP/ABCG2) is an ATP-binding cassette efflux transporter that uses ATP hydrolysis to expel xenobiotics from cells, including anti-cancer medications. It is expressed in the gastrointestinal tract, liver, kidney, and brain endothelium. Thus, ABCG2 functions as a tissue barrier to drug transport that strongly influences the pharmacokinetics of substrate medications. Genetic polymorphisms of ABCG2 are closely related to inter-individual variations in therapeutic performance...
October 12, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031530/human-torque-is-not-present-in-chimpanzee-brain
#17
X Li, T J Crow, W D Hopkins, Q Gong, N Roberts
We searched for positional brain surface asymmetries measured as displacements between corresponding vertex pairs in relation to a mid-sagittal plane in Magnetic Resonance (MR) images of the brains of 223 humans and 70 chimpanzees. In humans deviations from symmetry were observed: 1) a Torque pattern comprising right-frontal and left-occipital "petalia" together with downward and rightward "bending" of the occipital extremity, 2) leftward displacement of the anterior temporal lobe and superior temporal sulcus (STS), and 3) posteriorly in the position of left occipito-temporal surface accompanied by a clockwise rotation of the left Sylvian Fissure around the left-right axis...
October 11, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031222/apolipoproteins-adsorption-and-brain-targeting-evaluation-of-baicalin-nanocrystals-modified-by-combination-of-tween80-and-tpgs
#18
Yang Liu, Yueqin Ma, Junnan Xu, Yingchong Chen, Jin Xie, Pengfei Yue, Qin Zheng, Ming Yang
To help baicalin pass across BBB and improve its targeting in brain, we designed a novel formulation strategy of baicalin nanocrystals that preferentially adsorbing apolipoprotein E (ApoE) and repelling protein adsorption of opsonins. Intravenous baicalin nanocrystals suspensions (BCL-NS) modified by different surfactant were prepared by high-pressure homogenization. The targeting potential of surface-modified BCL-NS with mean particles size of about 250nm was assessed by in vitro protein adsorption studies using two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (2-D PAGE), and further evaluated in vivo pharmacokinetics...
October 5, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029790/dynamics-of-surface-neurotransmitter-receptors-and-transporters-in-glial-cells-single-molecule-insights
#19
REVIEW
Silvia Ciappelloni, Ciaran Murphy-Royal, Julien P Dupuis, Stéphane H R Oliet, Laurent Groc
The surface dynamics of neurotransmitter receptors and transporters, as well as ion channels, has been well-documented in neurons, revealing complex molecular behaviour and key physiological functions. However, our understanding of the membrane trafficking and dynamics of the signalling molecules located at the plasma membrane of glial cells is still in its infancy. Yet, recent breakthroughs in the field of glial cells have been obtained using combination of superresolution microscopy, single molecule imaging, and electrophysiological recordings...
November 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028353/activated-microglia-targeting-dendrimer-minocycline-conjugate-as-therapeutics-for-neuroinflammation
#20
Rishi Sharma, Soo-Young Kim, Anjali Sharma, Zhi Zhang, Siva Pramodh Kambhampati, Sujatha Kannan, Rangaramanujam M Kannan
Brain related disorders have outmatched cancer and cardiovascular diseases worldwide as the leading cause of morbidity and mortality. The lack of effective therapies and the relatively dry central nervous system (CNS) drug pipeline pose formidable challenge. Superior, targeted delivery of current clinically approved drugs may offer significant potential. Minocycline has shown promise for the treatment of neurological diseases owing to its ability to penetrate the blood brain barrier (BBB), and potency. Despite its potential in the clinic, and in preclinical models, the high doses needed to affect a positive therapeutic response has led to side effects...
October 13, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
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