Humoral immunity response to human endogenous retroviruses K/W differentiates between amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other neurological diseases

European Journal of Neurology, EarlyView.
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Publication date: Available online 18 September 2018Source: Pharmacological ResearchAuthor(s): Yajuan Xiao, Chehade Karam, Jianxun Yi, Lin Zhang, Xuejun Li, Dosuk Yoon, Huan Wang, Kamal Dhakal, Paul Ramlow, Tian Yu, Zhaohui Mo, Jianjie Ma, Jingsong ZhouAbstractIn amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress form a vicious cycle that promotes neurodegeneration and muscle wasting. To quantify the disease-stage-dependent changes of mitochondrial function and their relationship to the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), we generated double transgenic mice (G93 A/cpYFP) tha...
Source: Pharmacological Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Our objective was to quantify health service utilisation including monitoring and treatment of respiratory complications for adults with neuromuscular disease (NMD), identifying practice variation and adherence to guideline recommendations at a population level. We conducted a population-based longitudinal cohort study (2003–2015) of adults with NMD using hospital diagnostic and health insurance billing codes within administrative health databases. We identified 185 586 adults with NMD. Mean age 52 years, 59% female. 41 173 (22%) went to an emergency department for respiratory complications on average 1.6 times ...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Respiratory clinical practice Original Articles: Neuromuscular disease Source Type: research
In this study, we found that TXNIP deficiency induces accelerated senescent phenotypes of mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) cells under high glucose condition and that the induction of cellular ROS or AKT activation is critical for cellular senescence. Our results also revealed that TXNIP inhibits AKT activity by a direct interaction, which is upregulated by high glucose and H2O2 treatment. In addition, TXNIP knockout mice exhibited an increase in glucose uptake and aging-associated phenotypes including a decrease in energy metabolism and induction of cellular senescence and aging-associated gene expression. We propose that...
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New evidence shows that unlike previously thought, behavior and cognitive domains are significantly affected early in the course of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.Medscape Medical News
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AbstractThe special nature of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and tracheostomy with invasive ventilation (TIV) leads to challenges that can be difficult in two senses: not only to handle well, but also to discuss with patients and other involved stakeholders. Because of the delicate nature of interpersonal relations and communication in ALS, some of the downsides to TIV may almost take on a nature of taboo, making them difficult to raise for open discussion. Yet these ethical challenges are important to be aware of, not only for health professionals and managers but, arguably, also for patients and next of kin. They ar...
Source: Journal of Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Patients diagnosed with bulbar amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) inevitably experience acute aspiration due to progressive facial and laryngeal weakness. As they develop complete dysphagia and loss of speech, patients with bulbar ALS often experience a sensation of “drowning” with acute life-threatening airway obstruction during these aspiration events. Here we present a case of utilizing laryngotracheal separation (LTS) as a strategy to eliminate oropharyngeal aspiration with the goal of improving symptom management in a patient with bulbar ALS.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Muscle&Nerve,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-.
Source: Muscle and Nerve - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
As the amyloid cascade hypothesis of Alzheimer's disease has it, the condition begins with growing levels of amyloid-β in the brain. The amyloid forms solid deposits with a surrounding halo of harmful biochemistry, degrading the function of nearby cells. Perhaps this is caused by failing drainage of cerebrospinal fluid, perhaps by the innate immune response to persistent infections, perhaps by other mechanisms such as the age-related failure of the immune system to clear up molecular waste as aggressively as it should. The amyloid sets the stage for mild cognitive impairment and the later deposition of altered forms o...
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THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 -- The minds of patients suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are damaged by the disease, despite the longstanding belief that this was not the case, a new study reveals. In fact, in the later stages of ALS,...
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Abstract Age-related neurological disorders continue to pose a significant societal and economic burden. Aging is a complex phenomenon that affects many aspects of the human body. Specifically, aging can have detrimental effects on the progression of brain diseases and endogenous stem cells. Stem cell therapies possess promising potential to mitigate the neurological symptoms of such diseases. However, aging presents a major obstacle for maximum efficacy of these treatments. In this review, we discuss current preclinical and clinical literature to highlight the interactions between aging, stem cell therapy, and th...
Source: Neurobiology of Disease - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neurobiol Dis Source Type: research
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