Amyloid Neuropathies: Disorders of the peripheral nervous system associated with the deposition of AMYLOID in nerve tissue. Familial, primary (nonfamilial), and secondary forms have been described. Some familial subtypes demonstrate an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance. Clinical manifestations include sensory loss, mild weakness, autonomic dysfunction, and CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1349)Amyloid Neuropathies, Familial: Inherited disorders of the peripheral nervous system associated with the deposition of AMYLOID in nerve tissue. The different clinical types based on symptoms correspond to the presence of a variety of mutations in several different proteins including transthyretin (PREALBUMIN); APOLIPOPROTEIN A-I; and GELSOLIN.Prealbumin: A tetrameric protein, molecular weight between 50,000 and 70,000, consisting of 4 equal chains, and migrating on electrophoresis in 3 fractions more mobile than serum albumin. Its concentration ranges from 7 to 33 per cent in the serum, but levels decrease in liver disease.Amyloidosis: A group of sporadic, familial and/or inherited, degenerative, and infectious disease processes, linked by the common theme of abnormal protein folding and deposition of AMYLOID. As the amyloid deposits enlarge they displace normal tissue structures, causing disruption of function. Various signs and symptoms depend on the location and size of the deposits.Amyloid: A fibrous protein complex that consists of proteins folded into a specific cross beta-pleated sheet structure. This fibrillar structure has been found as an alternative folding pattern for a variety of functional proteins. Deposits of amyloid in the form of AMYLOID PLAQUES are associated with a variety of degenerative diseases. The amyloid structure has also been found in a number of functional proteins that are unrelated to disease.Diabetic Neuropathies: Peripheral, autonomic, and cranial nerve disorders that are associated with DIABETES MELLITUS. These conditions usually result from diabetic microvascular injury involving small blood vessels that supply nerves (VASA NERVORUM). Relatively common conditions which may be associated with diabetic neuropathy include third nerve palsy (see OCULOMOTOR NERVE DISEASES); MONONEUROPATHY; mononeuropathy multiplex; diabetic amyotrophy; a painful POLYNEUROPATHY; autonomic neuropathy; and thoracoabdominal neuropathy. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1325)Amyloid beta-Peptides: Peptides generated from AMYLOID BETA-PEPTIDES PRECURSOR. An amyloid fibrillar form of these peptides is the major component of amyloid plaques found in individuals with Alzheimer's disease and in aged individuals with trisomy 21 (DOWN SYNDROME). The peptide is found predominantly in the nervous system, but there have been reports of its presence in non-neural tissue.Serum Amyloid A Protein: An ACUTE PHASE REACTION protein present in low concentrations in normal sera, but found at higher concentrations in sera of older persons and in patients with AMYLOIDOSIS. It is the circulating precusor of amyloid A protein, which is found deposited in AA type AMYLOID FIBRILS.Peripheral Nervous System Diseases: Diseases of the peripheral nerves external to the brain and spinal cord, which includes diseases of the nerve roots, ganglia, plexi, autonomic nerves, sensory nerves, and motor nerves.Amyloid beta-Protein Precursor: A single-pass type I membrane protein. It is cleaved by AMYLOID PRECURSOR PROTEIN SECRETASES to produce peptides of varying amino acid lengths. A 39-42 amino acid peptide, AMYLOID BETA-PEPTIDES is a principal component of the extracellular amyloid in SENILE PLAQUES.Plaque, Amyloid: Accumulations of extracellularly deposited AMYLOID FIBRILS within tissues.Hereditary Sensory and Motor Neuropathy: A group of slowly progressive inherited disorders affecting motor and sensory peripheral nerves. Subtypes include HMSNs I-VII. HMSN I and II both refer to CHARCOT-MARIE-TOOTH DISEASE. HMSN III refers to hypertrophic neuropathy of infancy. HMSN IV refers to REFSUM DISEASE. HMSN V refers to a condition marked by a hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy associated with spastic paraplegia (see SPASTIC PARAPLEGIA, HEREDITARY). HMSN VI refers to HMSN associated with an inherited optic atrophy (OPTIC ATROPHIES, HEREDITARY), and HMSN VII refers to HMSN associated with retinitis pigmentosa. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1343)Islet Amyloid Polypeptide: A pancreatic beta-cell hormone that is co-secreted with INSULIN. It displays an anorectic effect on nutrient metabolism by inhibiting gastric acid secretion, gastric emptying and postprandial GLUCAGON secretion. Islet amyloid polypeptide can fold into AMYLOID FIBRILS that have been found as a major constituent of pancreatic AMYLOID DEPOSITS.Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy: A heterogeneous group of sporadic or familial disorders characterized by AMYLOID deposits in the walls of small and medium sized blood vessels of CEREBRAL CORTEX and MENINGES. Clinical features include multiple, small lobar CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE; cerebral ischemia (BRAIN ISCHEMIA); and CEREBRAL INFARCTION. Cerebral amyloid angiopathy is unrelated to generalized AMYLOIDOSIS. Amyloidogenic peptides in this condition are nearly always the same ones found in ALZHEIMER DISEASE. (from Kumar: Robbins and Cotran: Pathologic Basis of Disease, 7th ed., 2005)Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathies: A group of inherited disorders characterized by degeneration of dorsal root and autonomic ganglion cells, and clinically by loss of sensation and autonomic dysfunction. There are five subtypes. Type I features autosomal dominant inheritance and distal sensory involvement. Type II is characterized by autosomal inheritance and distal and proximal sensory loss. Type III is DYSAUTONOMIA, FAMILIAL. Type IV features insensitivity to pain, heat intolerance, and mental deficiency. Type V is characterized by a selective loss of pain with intact light touch and vibratory sensation. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1995, Ch51, pp142-4)Optic Neuropathy, Ischemic: Ischemic injury to the OPTIC NERVE which usually affects the OPTIC DISK (optic neuropathy, anterior ischemic) and less frequently the retrobulbar portion of the nerve (optic neuropathy, posterior ischemic). The injury results from occlusion of arterial blood supply which may result from TEMPORAL ARTERITIS; ATHEROSCLEROSIS; COLLAGEN DISEASES; EMBOLISM; DIABETES MELLITUS; and other conditions. The disease primarily occurs in the sixth decade or later and presents with the sudden onset of painless and usually severe monocular visual loss. Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy also features optic disk edema with microhemorrhages. The optic disk appears normal in posterior ischemic optic neuropathy. (Glaser, Neuro-Ophthalmology, 2nd ed, p135)Serum Amyloid P-Component: Amyloid P component is a small, non-fibrillar glycoprotein found in normal serum and in all amyloid deposits. It has a pentagonal (pentaxin) structure. It is an acute phase protein, modulates immunologic responses, inhibits ELASTASE, and has been suggested as an indicator of LIVER DISEASE.Polyneuropathies: Diseases of multiple peripheral nerves simultaneously. Polyneuropathies usually are characterized by symmetrical, bilateral distal motor and sensory impairment with a graded increase in severity distally. The pathological processes affecting peripheral nerves include degeneration of the axon, myelin or both. The various forms of polyneuropathy are categorized by the type of nerve affected (e.g., sensory, motor, or autonomic), by the distribution of nerve injury (e.g., distal vs. proximal), by nerve component primarily affected (e.g., demyelinating vs. axonal), by etiology, or by pattern of inheritance.Sural Nerve: A branch of the tibial nerve which supplies sensory innervation to parts of the lower leg and foot.Amyloid Precursor Protein Secretases: Endopeptidases that are specific for AMYLOID PROTEIN PRECURSOR. Three secretase subtypes referred to as alpha, beta, and gamma have been identified based upon the region of amyloid protein precursor they cleave.Alzheimer Disease: A degenerative disease of the BRAIN characterized by the insidious onset of DEMENTIA. Impairment of MEMORY, judgment, attention span, and problem solving skills are followed by severe APRAXIAS and a global loss of cognitive abilities. The condition primarily occurs after age 60, and is marked pathologically by severe cortical atrophy and the triad of SENILE PLAQUES; NEUROFIBRILLARY TANGLES; and NEUROPIL THREADS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1049-57)Complement Activation: The sequential activation of serum COMPLEMENT PROTEINS to create the COMPLEMENT MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX. Factors initiating complement activation include ANTIGEN-ANTIBODY COMPLEXES, microbial ANTIGENS, or cell surface POLYSACCHARIDES.Complement Pathway, Classical: Complement activation initiated by the binding of COMPLEMENT C1 to ANTIGEN-ANTIBODY COMPLEXES at the COMPLEMENT C1Q subunit. This leads to the sequential activation of COMPLEMENT C1R and COMPLEMENT C1S subunits. Activated C1s cleaves COMPLEMENT C4 and COMPLEMENT C2 forming the membrane-bound classical C3 CONVERTASE (C4B2A) and the subsequent C5 CONVERTASE (C4B2A3B) leading to cleavage of COMPLEMENT C5 and the assembly of COMPLEMENT MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX.Complement C3: A glycoprotein that is central in both the classical and the alternative pathway of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION. C3 can be cleaved into COMPLEMENT C3A and COMPLEMENT C3B, spontaneously at low level or by C3 CONVERTASE at high level. The smaller fragment C3a is an ANAPHYLATOXIN and mediator of local inflammatory process. The larger fragment C3b binds with C3 convertase to form C5 convertase.Diflunisal: A salicylate derivative and anti-inflammatory analgesic with actions and side effects similar to those of ASPIRIN.Liver Transplantation: The transference of a part of or an entire liver from one human or animal to another.Amyloidosis, Familial: Diseases in which there is a familial pattern of AMYLOIDOSIS.Neurology: A medical specialty concerned with the study of the structures, functions, and diseases of the nervous system.WashingtonTh2 Cells: Subset of helper-inducer T-lymphocytes which synthesize and secrete the interleukins IL-4, IL-5, IL-6, and IL-10. These cytokines influence B-cell development and antibody production as well as augmenting humoral responses.Th1 Cells: Subset of helper-inducer T-lymphocytes which synthesize and secrete interleukin-2, gamma-interferon, and interleukin-12. Due to their ability to kill antigen-presenting cells and their lymphokine-mediated effector activity, Th1 cells are associated with vigorous delayed-type hypersensitivity reactions.Withanolides: Ergostane derivatives of 28 carbons with oxygens at C1, C22, and C26 positions and the side chain cyclized. They are found in WITHANIA plant genus and have cytotoxic and other effects.Hospital Bed Capacity, 100 to 299Hospitals, Federal: Hospitals controlled by agencies and departments of the U.S. federal government.Complicity: Association with or participation in an act that is, or is perceived to be, criminal or immoral. One is complicitous when one promotes or unduly benefits from practices or institutions that are morally or legally suspect.Erotica: Literary or artistic items having an erotic theme. It refers especially to books treating sexual love in a sensuous or voluptuous manner. (Webster, 3d ed)Oligonucleotides: Polymers made up of a few (2-20) nucleotides. In molecular genetics, they refer to a short sequence synthesized to match a region where a mutation is known to occur, and then used as a probe (OLIGONUCLEOTIDE PROBES). (Dorland, 28th ed)RNA: A polynucleotide consisting essentially of chains with a repeating backbone of phosphate and ribose units to which nitrogenous bases are attached. RNA is unique among biological macromolecules in that it can encode genetic information, serve as an abundant structural component of cells, and also possesses catalytic activity. (Rieger et al., Glossary of Genetics: Classical and Molecular, 5th ed)Molecular Sequence Data: Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.Base Sequence: The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.Oligonucleotides, Antisense: Short fragments of DNA or RNA that are used to alter the function of target RNAs or DNAs to which they hybridize.Mass Spectrometry: An analytical method used in determining the identity of a chemical based on its mass using mass analyzers/mass spectrometers.SwedenFaculty, Medical: The teaching staff and members of the administrative staff having academic rank in a medical school.Faculty: The teaching staff and members of the administrative staff having academic rank in an educational institution.Tandem Mass Spectrometry: A mass spectrometry technique using two (MS/MS) or more mass analyzers. With two in tandem, the precursor ions are mass-selected by a first mass analyzer, and focused into a collision region where they are then fragmented into product ions which are then characterized by a second mass analyzer. A variety of techniques are used to separate the compounds, ionize them, and introduce them to the first mass analyzer. For example, for in GC-MS/MS, GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY-MASS SPECTROMETRY is involved in separating relatively small compounds by GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY prior to injecting them into an ionization chamber for the mass selection.Paraphilias: Disorders that include recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors generally involving nonhuman objects, suffering of oneself or partners, or children or other nonconsenting partners. (from DSM-IV, 1994)Faculty, Dental: The teaching staff and members of the administrative staff having academic rank in a dental school.Histology, Comparative: The study of the similarities and differences in the structures of homologous tissues across various species.Cryptococcus gattii: A species of the fungus CRYPTOCOCCUS. Its teleomorph is Filobasidiella bacillispora.Haplosporida: A phylum of EUKARYOTES in the RHIZARIA group. They are small endoparasites of marine invertebrates. Spores are structurally complex but without polar filaments or tubes.PropylaminesProcollagen-Proline Dioxygenase: A mixed-function oxygenase that catalyzes the hydroxylation of a prolyl-glycyl containing peptide, usually in PROTOCOLLAGEN, to a hydroxyprolylglycyl-containing-peptide. The enzyme utilizes molecular OXYGEN with a concomitant oxidative decarboxylation of 2-oxoglutarate to SUCCINATE. The enzyme occurs as a tetramer of two alpha and two beta subunits. The beta subunit of procollagen-proline dioxygenase is identical to the enzyme PROTEIN DISULFIDE-ISOMERASES.Lithium: An element in the alkali metals family. It has the atomic symbol Li, atomic number 3, and atomic weight [6.938; 6.997]. Salts of lithium are used in treating BIPOLAR DISORDER.Western Australia: A state in western Australia. Its capital is Perth. It was first visited by the Dutch in 1616 but the English took possession in 1791 and permanent colonization began in 1829. It was a penal settlement 1850-1888, became part of the colonial government in 1886, and was granted self government in 1890. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1329)

Transthyretin Leu12Pro is associated with systemic, neuropathic and leptomeningeal amyloidosis. (1/76)

We report a middle-aged woman with a novel transthyretin (TTR) variant, Leu12Pro. She had extensive amyloid deposition in the leptomeninges and liver as well as the involvement of the heart and peripheral nervous system which characterizes familial amyloid polyneuropathy caused by variant TTR. Clinical features attributed to her leptomeningeal amyloid included radiculopathy, central hypoventilation, recurrent subarachnoid haemorrhage, depression, seizures and periods of decreased consciousness. MRI showed a marked enhancement throughout her meninges and ependyma, and TTR amyloid deposition was confirmed by meningeal biopsy. The simultaneous presence of extensive visceral amyloid and clinically significant deposits affecting both the peripheral and central nervous system extends the spectrum of amyloid-related disease associated with TTR mutations. The unusual association of severe peripheral neuropathy with symptoms of leptomeningeal amyloid indicates that leptomeningeal amyloidosis should be considered part of the syndrome of TTR-related familial amyloid polyneuropathy.  (+info)

Phase I trial of dolastatin-10 (NSC 376128) in patients with advanced solid tumors. (2/76)

Dolastatin-10 (dola-10) is a potent antimitotic peptide, isolated from the marine mollusk Dolabela auricularia, that inhibits tubulin polymerization. Preclinical studies of dola-10 have demonstrated activity against a variety of murine and human tumors in cell cultures and mice models. The purpose of this Phase I clinical trial was to characterize the maximum tolerated dose, pharmacokinetics, and biological effects of dola-10 in patients with advanced solid tumors. Escalating doses of dola-10 were administered as an i.v. bolus every 21 days, using a modified Fibonacci dose escalation schema. Pharmacokinetic studies were performed with the first treatment cycle. Neurological testing was performed on each patient prior to treatment with dola-10, at 6 weeks and at study termination. Thirty eligible patients received a total of 94 cycles (median, 2 cycles; maximum, 14 cycles) of dola-10 at doses ranging from 65 to 455 microg/m2. Dose-limiting toxicity of granulocytopenia was seen at 455 microg/m2 for minimally pretreated patients (two or fewer prior chemotherapy regimens) and 325 microg/m2 for heavily pretreated patients (more than two prior chemotherapy regimens). Nonhematological toxicity was generally mild. Local irritation at the drug injection site was mild and not dose dependent. Nine patients developed new or increased symptoms of mild peripheral sensory neuropathy that was not dose limiting. This toxicity was more frequent in patients with preexisting peripheral neuropathies. Pharmacokinetic studies demonstrated a rapid drug distribution with a prolonged plasma elimination phase (t 1/2z = 320 min). The area under the concentration-time curve increased in proportion to administered dose, whereas the clearance remained constant over the doses studied. Correlation analysis demonstrated a strong relationship between dola-10 area under the concentration-time curve values and decrease from baseline for leukocyte counts. In conclusion, dola-10 administered every 3 weeks as a peripheral i.v. bolus is well tolerated with dose-limiting toxicity of granulocytopenia. The maximum tolerated dose (and recommended Phase II starting dose) is 400 microg/m2 for patients with minimal prior treatment (two or fewer prior chemotherapy regimens) and 325 microg/m2 for patients who are heavily pretreated (more than two prior chemotherapy regimens).  (+info)

1H-NMR structural studies of a cystine-linked peptide containing residues 71-93 of transthyretin and effects of a Ser84 substitution implicated in familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy. (3/76)

The Ile-->Ser84 substitution in the thyroid hormone transport protein transthyretin is one of over 50 variations found to be associated with familial amyloid polyneuropathy, a hereditary type of lethal amyloidosis. Using a peptide analogue of the loop containing residue 84 in transthyretin, we have examined the putative local structural effects of this substitution using 1H-NMR spectroscopy. The peptide, containing residues 71-93 of transthyretin with its termini linked via a disulfide bond, was found to possess the same helix-turn motif as in the corresponding region of the crystallographically derived structure of transthyretin in 20% trifluoroethanol (TFE) solution. It therefore, represents a useful model with which to examine the effects of amyloidogenic substitutions. In a peptide analogue containing the Ile84-->Ser substitution it was found that the substitution does not greatly disrupt the overall three-dimensional structure, but leads to minor local differences at the turn in which residue 84 is involved. Coupling constant and NOE measurements indicate that the helix-turn motif is still present, but differences in chemical shifts and amide-exchange rates reflect a small distortion. This is in keeping with observations that several other mutant forms of transthyretin display similar subunit interactions and those that have been structurally analysed possess a near native structure. We propose that the Ser84 mutation induces only subtle perturbations to the transthyretin structure which predisposes the protein to amyloid formation.  (+info)

Role of sympathetic nervous system in cyclosporine-induced rise in blood pressure. (4/76)

To clarify the role of the sympathetic nervous system in the development of cyclosporine A (CsA)-induced rise in blood pressure (BP), the effects of CsA on 24-hour ambulatory BP (ABP) were studied in patients with familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) who underwent a liver transplantation. On the basis of autonomic function tests, patients with absent or mild-to-moderate sympathetic damage (Group A, n=11, age 29 to 43 years, disease duration 2 to 6 years) and patients with severe sympathetic damage (Group B, n=9, age 27 to 38 years, disease duration 3 to 9 years) were identified. Both groups were followed for 1 year. The daily doses of CsA and the CsA whole blood trough levels between the groups did not differ. Pretransplantation values of daytime and nighttime ABP were, respectively, 117+/-8/76+/-7 mm Hg and 108+/-12/68+/-9 mm Hg in group A and 107+/-6/66+/-4 mm Hg (P<0.05 group A versus group B) and 102+/-6/62+/-4 mm Hg in group B. In response to CsA, BP increased in all patients, but more so in patients of group B than in patients of group A. One year after transplantation, daytime and nighttime ABP had increased by 6+/-9/3+/-11% and 12+/-10/14+/-14% in group A and by 12+/-6/13+/-10% (P<0.05) and 21+/-11/27+/-21% (P<0.01) in group B. In both groups, the increase in nighttime ABP was greater than the increase in daytime ABP, which resulted in an attenuation or, even, a reversal of the diurnal BP rhythm. Because the rise in BP was greater in patients with more advanced sympathetic dysfunction, the sympathetic nervous system appears to counteract the CsA-induced rise in BP rather than causing it. This implies involvement of factors other than sympathetic activation in the pathogenesis of CsA-induced rise in BP in patients with familial amyloid polyneuropathy.  (+info)

Identification of a new transthyretin variant (Ile49) in familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy using electrospray ionization mass spectrometry and nonisotopic RNase cleavage assay. (5/76)

Mutation of the transthyretin (TTR) plasma protein and gene in a Japanese patient with amyloid polyneuropathy was investigated by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) and nonisotopic RNase cleavage assay (NIRCA), respectively. ESI-MS analysis showed normal TTR peaks and additionally a variant TTR with 12-dalton-higher molecular weight than normal TTR. NIRCA suggested that the mutation existed near either the 5' or 3' end of exon 3. Direct DNA sequencing revealed both a normal ACC (threonine) and a variant ATC (isoleucine) at codon 49, which was located near the 5' end of exon 3. The molecular weight shift of this mutation was 12 D, consistent with the result of ESI-MS.  (+info)

Regulation of neural differentiation by normal and mutant (G654A, amyloidogenic) gelsolin. (6/76)

Gelsolin belongs to a family of proteins that modulate the structural dynamics of cytoskeletal actin. Gelsolin activity is required for the redistribution of actin occurring during membrane ruffling, cell crawling, and platelet activation. A point mutation (G654A) in the gelsolin gene causes a dominantly inherited systemic amyloidosis called familial amyloidosis of the Finnish type (FAF). This disease is characterized by a cranial neuropathy that cannot be explained solely by amyloid deposits. To address the question of whether gelsolin has a specific role in neural cell development, we transfected cDNA for wild type and G654A point-mutated gelsolin into a neural cell line, Paju, which can be induced to differentiate by treatment with phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate. Overexpressed wild type gelsolin inhibited neural differentiation whereas mutated gelsolin did not, indicating that appropriate gelsolin activity is essential for neural sprouting. The G654A mutant gelsolin induced stabilization of F-actin and reduced the plasticity of neural development. This provides a novel etiopathogenetic mechanism for the neuronal dysfunction in FAF.  (+info)

Two pairs of proven monozygotic twins discordant for familial amyloid neuropathy (FAP) TTR Met 30. (7/76)

Twin studies are an important tool in medical genetics for the evaluation of the relative roles of genetic and non-genetic factors in several diseases. Familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy type I (FAP-I), TTR Met 30, was present in two sets of proven monozygotic (MZ) twins, one from Majorca and the other from Portugal. Monozygosity was established by analysis of DNA polymorphisms. Both pairs were discordant for age at onset and some clinical manifestations of FAP-I. We reviewed the differences in age at onset and clinical features in both sets and in two other pairs of presumed MZ twins with FAP-I and compared them with those in MZ twin pairs with other Mendelian disorders, such as neurofibromatosis type 1, Huntington's disease, facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, and myotonic dystrophy. We conclude that, in addition to the postulated modifying genes, there must be a significant contribution from non-genetic factors to the phenotypic variability of FAP-I (age at onset and clinical expression), either because of environmental differences or stochastic events during (or after) the twinning process.  (+info)

Late-onset familial amyloid polyneuropathy type I (transthyretin Met30-associated familial amyloid polyneuropathy) unrelated to endemic focus in Japan. Clinicopathological and genetic features. (8/76)

Clinicopathological and genetic features were assessed on 35 Japanese families affected by late-onset familial amyloid polyneuropathy type I (transthyretin Met30-associated familial amyloid polyneuropathy, FAP TTR Met30) whose siblings were unrelated to endemic Japanese foci. In these patients (50 years or older), the most common initial symptom was paraesthesias in the legs. Autonomic symptoms were generally mild and did not seriously affect daily activities. The male-to-female ratio was extremely high (10.7 : 1). A family history was evident in only 11 out of 35 families, and other patients were apparently sporadic. The rate of penetrance was very low. Symptomatic siblings of familial cases showed a late age of onset, male preponderance and clinical features similar to those of the probands. Asymptomatic carriers, predominantly female, were detected relatively late in life. The geographical distribution of these late-onset, FAP TTR Met30 cases was scattered throughout Japan. In three autopsy cases and 20 sural nerve biopsy specimens, neurons in sympathetic and sensory ganglia were relatively preserved. Amyloid deposition was seen in the peripheral nervous system, particularly in the sympathetic ganglia, dorsal root ganglia and proximal nerve trunks such as sciatic nerve. These abnormalities were milder than those seen in typical early-onset FAP TTR Met30, as observed in two Japanese endemic foci of this disease. While axonal degeneration was prominent in myelinated fibres, resulting in severe fibre loss, unmyelinated fibres were relatively preserved. Our cases of late-onset FAP TTR Met30 showed features distinct from those of typical early-onset FAP TTR Met30 that occurred in the two Japanese endemic foci. Factors responsible for clinicopathological differences between these two forms of FAP TTR Met30 need to be identified.  (+info)

Ocular manifestations in 37 patients with FAP type I (Met30) were presented through long term follow up in Arao district, Kumamoto, Japan, which is one of the most well known endemic areas for this disease.4 16 Statistical analysis revealed that ACV showed the highest incidence among the ocular disorders. The incidence of KCS, pupillary abnormality, vitreous opacity, and glaucoma followed ACV. It is well documented that amyloid deposition is commonly found in the perivascular area2 3 so ACV may reflect the microscopic changes in the vessels.. It is believed that unmyelinated fibres, which correspond to autonomic nerve fibres, are first impaired during the course of the disease.17 In fact, many ordinary FAP patients start to develop autonomic dysfunctions before sensory dominant polyneuropathy.1 We previously reported that ACV are possibly induced by autonomic nervous dysfunction as well as amyloid deposition around the vessels themselves because all patients we examined with pandysautonomia ...
Familial amyloid polyneuropathy type I is an autosomal dominant disorder caused by mutations in the transthyretin (TTR) gene; however, carriers of the same mutation exhibit variability in penetrance and clinical expression. We analyzed alleles of candidate genes encoding non-fibrillar components of TTR amyloid deposits and a molecule metabolically interacting with TTR [retinol-binding protein (RBP)], for possible associations with age of disease onset and/or susceptibility in a Portuguese population sample with the TTR V30M mutation and unrelated controls. We show that the V30M carriers represent a distinct subset of the Portuguese population. Estimates of genetic distance indicated that the controls and the classical-onset group were furthest apart, whereas the late-onset group appeared to differ from both. Importantly, the data also indicate that genetic interactions among the multiple loci evaluated, rather than single-locus effects, are more likely to determine differences in the age of ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Complement activation in acquired and hereditary amyloid neuropathy. AU - Hafer-Macko, Charlene E.. AU - Dyck, Peter J. AU - Koski, Carol Lee. PY - 2000. Y1 - 2000. N2 - The pathogenesis of the axonal degeneration in acquired or hereditary amyloidosis is unknown. In this immunohistochemistry study, we examined 20 sural nerve biopsies from individuals with amyloid neuropathy (14 acquired and 6 hereditary) for evidence of complement activation. Complement activation products were detected on and around amyloid deposits within peripheral nerves. We found no difference in the extent, location or pattern of complement activation products between the 2 forms of amyloidosis. The presence of early classical pathway activation markers in the absence of antibody in hereditary cases suggests an antibody-independent activation of the classical pathway through binding of C1q. The lack of Factor Bb-suggested alternative pathway activation was not significant in these cases. The detection of ...
A person develops polyneuropathy when his peripheral nerves are damaged. Peripheral nerves run throughout your body. This disease, polyneuropathy effect
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Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy (FAP) is a rare, hereditary disease caused by mutations in the transthyretin (TTR) protein. TTR is made by the liver and secreted into the blood. TTR mutations cause it to misfold and deposit in multiple organs causing FAP.. IONIS-TTR Rx is an antisense drug that is designed to decrease the amount of mutant and normal TTR made by the liver. It is predicted that decreasing the amount of TTR protein will result in a decrease in the formation of TTR deposits, and thus slow or stop disease progression.. The purpose of this study is to determine if IONIS-TTR Rx can slow or stop the nerve damage caused by TTR deposits. This study will enroll late Stage 1 and early Stage 2 FAP patients. Patients will receive either IONIS-TTR Rx or placebo for 65 weeks. ...
Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy (FAP) is a rare, hereditary disease caused by mutations in the transthyretin (TTR) protein. TTR is made by the liver and secreted into the blood. TTR mutations cause it to misfold and deposit in multiple organs causing FAP.. IONIS-TTR Rx is an antisense drug that is designed to decrease the amount of mutant and normal TTR made by the liver. It is predicted that decreasing the amount of TTR protein will result in a decrease in the formation of TTR deposits, and thus slow or stop disease progression.. The purpose of this study is to determine if IONIS-TTR Rx can slow or stop the nerve damage caused by TTR deposits. This study will enroll late Stage 1 and early Stage 2 FAP patients. Patients will receive either IONIS-TTR Rx or placebo for 65 weeks. ...
Background: Familial amyloid polyneuropathy related to transthyretin gene (TTR-FAP) is a life-threatening disease transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait. Val30Met mutation accounts for the majority of the patients with large endemic foci especia
TY - JOUR. T1 - Familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP), in an inborn habitat of Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. AU - Nitta, K.. AU - Kito, S.. AU - Harada, T.. AU - Sakaki, Y.. AU - Sasaki, H.. PY - 1986/9/1. Y1 - 1986/9/1. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0022784075&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0022784075&partnerID=8YFLogxK. M3 - Article. C2 - 3791769. AN - SCOPUS:0022784075. VL - 26. SP - 903. EP - 906. JO - Clinical Neurology. JF - Clinical Neurology. SN - 0009-918X. IS - 9. ER - ...
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Curcumin could reduce the monomer of TTR with Tyr114Cys mutation via autophagy in cell model of familial amyloid polyneuropathy Hui Li,1,* Yu Zhang,1,* Li Cao,1 Ran Xiong,1 Bei Zhang,1 Li Wu,1 Zongbo Zhao,1 Sheng-Di Chen1,2 1Department of Neurology and Institute of Neurology, Ruijin Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, 2Key Laboratory of Stem Cell Biology and Laboratory of Neurodegenerative Diseases, Institute of Health Science, Shanghai Institutes of Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Science, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China *These authors contributed equally to this work Abstract: Transthyretin (TTR) familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) is an autosomal ­dominant inherited neurodegenerative disorder caused by various mutations in the transthyretin gene. We aimed to identify the mechanisms underlying TTR FAP with Tyr114Cys (Y114C) mutation. Our study showed that TTR
163 patients (92 males), with a mean age of 41.04 ± 11.68 years [26-80] and a mean duration of disease of 29.66 ± 17.48 months [4-90], completed a 12M evaluation. Body mass index remained stable throughout these 12M (3.13 vs. 3.14, p,0.008).. Mean NIS score decreased from baseline to 12M (2.35 vs. 2.34, p,0.694, ns) and Norfolk score improved between baseline and 12M (3.03 vs. 2.74, p,0.000).. Responders (n=112, 68,7%) showed a significant NIS-score decrease between baseline and 12M (2.24 vs. 2.05, p,0.000). Non-responders showed a significant increase across one year (2.56 vs. 2.88, p,0.000). Nonetheless, even in this group there was a Norfolk decreased in the same period (3.27 vs. 3.06, p,0.020).. The group that completed a 24M evaluation consisted of 104 patients (56 males), with a mean age of 40.04 ± 10.14 years [26-76] and a mean duration of disease of 32.03 ± 17.97 months [4-77]. Once again, body mass index remained stable throughout 24M (3.12 vs. 3.13, p,0.414, ns).. Mean NIS score ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Effect of albumin on transthyretin and amyloidogenic transthyretin Val30Met disposition and tissue deposition in familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy. AU - Taguchi, Kazuaki. AU - Jono, Hirofumi. AU - Kugimiya-Taguchi, Tomoe. AU - Nagao, Saori. AU - Su, Yu. AU - Yamasaki, Keishi. AU - Mizuguchi, Mineyuki. AU - Maruyama, Toru. AU - Ando, Yukio. AU - Otagiri, Masaki. PY - 2013/12/18. Y1 - 2013/12/18. N2 - Aims: Transthyretin (TTR)-related familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP) is characterized by the systemic accumulation of amyloid fibrils caused by amyloidogenic. Our previous studies demonstrated that albumin played a role in the inhibition of TTR amyloid-formation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of albumin on TTR disposition and tissue deposition in vivo. Main methods: For pharmacokinetic studies, recombinant wild-type TTR (rTTR) and recombinant amyloidogenic TTR Val30Met (rATTR V30M) were labeled with iodine and administered to Sprague-Dawley rats and ...
Homes.bio.psu.edu • The cells bodies that make these axons sit in the spinal cord and in brainstem and send out axons that contact - Salivary glands in the mouth - Tear glands in the eye - Muscle in the walls of blood vessels - Muscle in the walls of the stomach and What is Neuropathy? • Neuropathy is a general term meaning damage to a nerve • One nerve = mononeuropathy - Example carpal tunnel syndrome • Many nerves = polyneuropathy - Also called peripheral neuropathy Nerve Damage in amyloidosis • Seen in most types - Primary (AL) - Inherited • TTR - also called Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy • Gelsolin • ILE122 (though not common) - Not typically seen • AA amyloid • Focal amyloid Nerve Damage in Amyloidosis • Can be one nerve - Carpal tunnel syndrome • Can be multiple (but not all) nerves • Can be generalized disorder of nerves - Amyloid polyneuropathy = peripheral Amyloid Polyneuropathy • Axonal, length-dependent, symmetrical, dying- - Axon itself is damaged • ...
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Per Hammarstr�m, Frank Schneider, and Jeffery W. Kelly http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/sageke;2001/2/or18 Abstract: Science 293, 2459-2462 (2001).. The transthyretin (TTR) amyloid diseases, representative of numerous misfolding disorders, are of considerable interest because there are mutations that cause or suppress disease. The Val30>Met30 (V30M) TTR mutation is the most prevalent cause of familial amyloid polyneuropathy in heterozygotes, whereas a Thr119>Met119 (T119M) mutation on the second TTR allele protects V30M carriers from disease. Here, we show that the incorporation of one or more T119M TTR subunits into a predominantly V30M tetramer strongly stabilized the mixed tetramer against dissociation. Dissociation is required for amyloid formation, so these findings provide a molecular explanation for intragenic trans-suppression of amyloidosis. The data also suggest a potential therapeutic strategy, provide insight into tissue-specific deposition and amyloid composition, ...
Transthyretin familial amyloid polyneuropathy (TTR-FAP) is a progressive, fatal, inherited disorder first identified in Portugal and now recognized in all continents. Over the past decade, thanks to the availability of the genetic test, our knowledge on the range of clinical expressions of this disorder has expanded, including different patterns and progression rates of the neuropathy, as well as aspects of the cardiomyopathy, which can be prominent. In the mean time, new tools are being developed to detect earlier TTR amyloid deposition such as cardiac scintigraphy with technetium-labelled pyrophosphate tracers or small nerve fiber alterations from skin biopsies, or using neurophysiological approaches as well as magnetic resonance neurography (MRN ...
Authors: Mazzeo, Anna , Russo, Massimo , Di Bella, Gianluca , Minutoli, Fabio , Stancanelli, Claudia , Gentile, Luca , Baldari, Sergio , Carerj, Scipione , Toscano, Antonio , Vita, Giuseppe Article Type: Research Article Abstract: Background: Familial amyloid polyneuropathy related to transthyretin gene (TTR-FAP) is a life-threatening disease transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait. Val30Met mutation accounts for the majority of the patients with large endemic foci especially in Portugal, Sweden and Japan. However, more than one hundred other mutations have been described worldwide. A great phenotypic variability among patients with late- and early-onset has been reported. Objective: To present a detailed report of TTR-FAP patients diagnosed in our tertiary neuromuscular center, in a 20-year period. Methods: Clinical informations were gathered through the database of our center. …Results: The study involved 76 individuals carrying a TTR-FAP mutation. Three phenotypes were identified, each ...
OBJECTIVE: To systematically study peripheral nerve morphology in patients with transthyretin (TTR) amyloidosis and TTR gene mutation carriers using high-resolution ultrasonography (US). METHODS: In this prospective cross-sectional study we took a structured history, performed neurological examination, and measured peripheral nerve cross-sectional areas (CSAs) bilaterally at 28 standard locations using US. Demographic and US findings were compared to controls. RESULTS: Peripheral nerve CSAs were significantly larger in 33 patients with familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) compared to 50 controls, most dramatically at the common entrapment sites (median nerve at the wrist, ulnar nerve at the elbow), and in the proximal nerve segments (median nerve in the upper arm, sciatic nerve in the thigh ...
The disease starts with a feeling of increased clumsiness. Spilling a cup of coffee. Stumbling on the stairs. Having accidents that are easy to dismiss-everyone trips now and then. But it inevitably gets worse. Known as familial amyloid polyneuropathy, or FAP, it can go misdiagnosed for years as patients lose the ability to walk or…
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By stopping familial amyloid polyneuropathy in its tracks, a repurposed anti-inflammatory medication supports the idea that artificial chaperones can prevent protein aggregation.. ...
Inherited disorders of the Peripheral Nervous System associated with the deposition of Amyloid in nerve Tissue. The different clinical types based on symptoms correspond to the presence of a variety of Mutations in several different Proteins including Transthyretin (Prealbumin); Apolipoprotein A-I; and Gelsolin ...
There are some interesting points in the study from the Sun lab that seem to add to general themes found in diseases associated with amyloid aggregation. In all of these diseases, inclusions consisting of an endogenously produced protein mark the progression of the disease. What exactly causes the previously soluble and physiological form of the protein to change conformation into a pathological form and aggregate is in most cases unclear.. In the case of transthyretin (TTR), a serum protein involved in familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy, a destabilization event induced by either a missense mutation or an external insult leads to depolymerization of the natively tetrameric protein, which then leaves it open to amyloidogenic polymerization (Quintas et al., 1999). The native form, stabilized by its natural ligand thyroxin, is aggregation-resistant. Our lab has recently discovered that a very similar situation can be found for α-synuclein (αS), a mostly neuronally expressed protein of unknown ...
Published on 4/7/2017. Dyck PJ, Kincaid JC, Dyck PJB, Chaudhry V, Goyal NA, Alves C, Salhi H, Wiesman JF, Labeyrie C, Robinson-Papp J, Cardoso M, Laura M, Ruzhansky K, Cortese A, Brannagan TH, Khoury J, Khella S, Waddington-Cruz M, Ferreira J, Wang AK, Pinto MV, Ayache SS, Benson MD, Berk JL, Coelho T, Polydefkis M, Gorevic P, Adams DH, Plante-Bordeneuve V, Whelan C, Merlini G, Heitner S, Drachman BM, Conceição I, Klein CJ, Gertz MA, Ackermann EJ, Hughes SG, Mauermann ML, Bergemann R, Lodermeier KA, Davies JL, Carter RE, Litchy WJ. Assessing mNIS+7Ionis and international neurologists proficiency in a familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy trial. Muscle Nerve. 2017 Nov; 56(5):901-911. PMID: 28063170.. Read at: PubMed ...
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This is an open-label, multicenter, international study designed to determine TTR stabilization as well as Fx-1006A safety and tolerability, and its effects on clinical outcomes in patients with non-V30M TTR amyloidosis. Strong pre-clinical and clinical evidence support a daily dose of 20 mg of Fx-1006A to be the optimum dose to achieve stabilization of tetrameric TTR in ATTR-PN patients. Since disease presentation is similar between V30M and non-V30M TTR mutations associated with ATTR-PN and Fx-1006A has been shown to stabilize wild-type and V30M TTR in vitro and ex vivo, the present study is being conducted to determine the effects of Fx-1006A on TTR stabilization in ATTR-PN patients with TTR mutations other than V30M. Safety and exploratory efficacy of Fx-1006A administered once daily for 12 months will also be evaluated in this patient population. This is an open-label, multicenter, international study designed to determine TTR stabilization as well as Fx-1006A safety and tolerability, and ...
SWISS-MODEL Template Library (SMTL) entry for 4qya.1. Crystal structure of human transthyretin variant V30M in complex with luteolin
Introduction Cerebral amyloidoma is an infrequently recognized condition that can be confused with a more malignant etiology. Few cases have been reported. We present a case report and a review of the...
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The pathophysiology of the hemodynamic responses to postural stress in familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP) remains to be elucidated. The aim of the study was to evaluate hemodynamic responses after tilt reversal in FAP. Systolic blood pressure (BP) and heart rate variability (HRV) were analyzed in the baseline, 70° upright position, and after tilt reversal in 15 FAP patients and 14 healthy controls. Beat-to-beat BP was recorded with a Finapres device. Maximum systolic BP after tilt reversal was increased with 22±13 mm Hg in FAP patients as compared with baseline (BP overshoot), whereas controls showed a significantly lower BP overshoot (8±6 mm Hg, P,0.001). In all states, total spectral power and the power of the low and high frequency components were all significantly lower than those of the controls (P,0.01). In a linear regression analysis adjusted for age, we found a significant inverse relation between BP overshoot and HRV (total spectral power, power of the low-frequency and ...
BACKGROUND: This study investigated whether a relationship exists between the presence of de novo antibodies and the clinical manifestations of familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP). METHODS: Serum samples were collected from 25 Japanese and 6 Swedish FAP amyloidogenic transthyretin (ATTR) Valine30Methionine (V30M) patients, 4 asymptomatic Japanese ATTR V30M gene carriers, and 24 Japanese healthy volunteers. Study methods included enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and mass spectrometry. RESULTS: Three Japanese and 5 Swedish patients had significantly higher levels of antibodies against ATTR than did healthy volunteers and asymptomatic gene carriers (P,0.05). All 8 patients with higher antibody levels were late-onset cases. The ratio of wild-type TTR to ATTR V30M in serum from the high-antibody group was higher than that of the low-antibody group. ELISA results revealed two epitopes at positions 24-35 and 105-115 of ATTR V30M. We found a significant positive correlation between levels ...
Familial transthyretin amyloid polyneuropathy. Curator: Larry H. Bernstein, MD, FCAP. LPBI. First-Ever Evidence that Patisiran Reduces Pathogenic, Misfolded TTR Monomers and Oligomers in FAP Patients. We reported data from our ongoing Phase 2 open-label extension (OLE) study of patisiran, an investigational RNAi therapeutic targeting transthyretin (TTR) for the treatment of TTR-mediated amyloidosis (ATTR amyloidosis) patients with familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP). Alnylam scientists and collaborators from The Scripps Research Institute and Misfolding Diagnostics, Inc. were able to measure the effects of patisiran on pathogenic, misfolded TTR monomers and oligomers in FAP patients. Results showed a rapid and sustained reduction in serum non-native conformations of TTR (NNTTR) of approximately 90%. Since NNTTR is pathogenic in ATTR amyloidosis and the level of NNTTR reduction correlated with total TTR knockdown, these results provide direct mechanistic evidence supporting the therapeutic ...
Vyndaqel (tafamidis) is a new drug in development for the treatment of mild transthyretin familial amyloid polyneuropathy (TTR-FAP) and transthyretin cardiomyopathy (TTR-CM). Vyndaqel information includes news, clinical trial results and side effects.
The L55P transthyretin (TTR) familial amyloid polyneuropathy-associated variant is distinct from the other TTR variants studied to date and the wild-type protein in that the L55P tetramer can dissociate to the monomeric amyloidogenic intermediate and form fibril precursors under physiological conditions (pH 7.0, 37 degrees C). The activation barrier associated with L55P-TTR tetramer dissociation is lower than the barrier for wild-type transthyretin dissociation, which does not form fibrils under physiological conditions. The L55P-TTR tetramer is also very sensitive to acidic conditions, readily dissociating to form the monomeric amyloidogenic intermediate between pH 5.5-5.0 where the wild-type TTR adopts a nonamyloidogenic tetrameric structure. The formation of the L55P monomeric amyloidogenic intermediate involves subtle tertiary structural changes within the beta-sheet rich subunit as discerned from Trp fluorescence, circular dichroism analysis, and ANS binding studies. The assembly of the ...
RESULTS. 3 patients received a domino graft (from a donor transplanted for familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy); 2 a living related donor graft and 2 a cdaver graft. 5 of the 7 are alive, and as the presenter said 4 are "alive and well", but post transplant experience can have complications which are described below. The average followup time for these patients is 12.8 months (4-30 months). The longest a patient is alive who is doing well is 30 months. In general transplant experience is that patients with hepatitis B have better outcomes than patients with hepatitis C. 3 patients are doing relatively well. The study presenter said 4 of the 7 patients have shown dramatic improvement. 1 patient is in good condition at month 30 and is HCV negative. a second patient has F1 fibrosis at month 12 of followup with low or undetectable HIV RNA and in good condition. A third patient is in good condition at month 18 of followup. Three patients are not doing well. Another patient is alive with F3 fibrosis ...
Inherited disorders of the Peripheral Nervous System associated with the deposition of Amyloid in nerve Tissue. The different clinical types based on symptoms correspond to the presence of a variety of Mutations in several different Proteins including Transthyretin (Prealbumin); Apolipoprotein A-I; and Gelsolin ...
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The disease phenotype of transthyretin (TTR) is dramatically influenced by single point mutations in the TTR gene. Herein, we report on a novel mutation D99N (Asp99Asn) in TTR found in a Danish kindred. None of the family members carrying this mutation have so far shown any clinical signs of amyloidosis. One carrier found compound heterozygous for TTR D99N and L111M (Leu111Met) associated with cardiac amyloid is asymptomatic (42 years). Disease severity can often be linked to both the kinetics of fibril formation and the degree of destabilisation of the native state. In this study, we show that the thermodynamic stability and rate of tetramer dissociation of the variant TTR D99N is unchanged or slightly more stable than wild type (WT) TTR. Furthermore, the in vitro fibrillation kinetics of the variant reveals an unchanged or slightly suppressed tendency to form fibrils compared to WT. Thus, the in vitro experiments support the lack of clinical symptoms observed so far for the TTR D99N carriers. ...
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The efficacy of the IgG1κ c11-1F4 mAb to accelerate amyloidolysis in our in vivo amyloidoma model was compared with that of the murine parent. Because the 22C1-, 22C5-, and 22D2-derived c11-1F4 preparations exhibited equivalent reactivity with amyloid and there were limited quantities of each, the three were combined and used in our in vivo experiments. Given the relatively large amount of amyloid extract required to produce a readily palpable amyloidoma (dry weight, 100 mg) and the scarcity of autopsy-derived samples, the numbers of animals used in each study was necessarily restricted to one pair of mice. In the first experiment, four sets were injected s.c. with a 1-ml volume of solution containing 100 mg of a human ALκ extract (Ref. 19 ; patient HIG) that was comprised of fragments (∼16 and 18 kDa) representing the major portion of the amyloidogenic precursor κ1 light chain (BJP, HIG), as demonstrated by SDS-PAGE, Western blot, and chemical analyses. By dot blot, the c11-1F4 mAb, as ...
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@Gondwanaland Same question to you: how does your polyneuropathy do since? same? improved? Any treartment ideas? is yours axonal or myelin-related?...
The tetrameric thyroxine transport protein transthyretin (TTR) forms amyloid fibrils upon dissociation and monomer unfolding. The aggregation of TTR causes life-threatening transthyretin amyloidosis (ATTR) associated with three conditions traditionally known as senile systemic amyloidosis, familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy, and familial amyloidotic cardiomyopathy. Senile systemic amyloidosis is a late onset disease in which Tafamidis, a TTR tetramer stabilizer, has been recently approved in Europe; it delays progression of the disease. Several other therapeutics are currently in clinical trials, including other tetramer stabilizers such as diflunisal and RNAi therapies that cause a decrease in the production of TTR protein. Additional approaches are needed to prevent ATTR, and here we explore the use of peptide inhibitors that block aggregation of TTR. Several models of the TTR amyloid spine have been proposed, but the aggregation-prone segments of the protein remain uncertain. Based on the ...
1. Merlini G, Bellotti V. Molecular mechanisms of amyloidosis. N Engl J Med 2003; 349(6): 583-596. 2. Loss M, Ng WS, Karim RZ et al. Hereditary lysozyme amyloidosis: spontaneous hepatic rupture (15 years apart) in mother and daughter. role of emergency liver transplantation. Liver Transpl 2006; 12(7): 1152-1155. 3. Michowska M, Boj E, Wrzołkowa T et al. A First Case of Liver Rupture In Transthyretin (TTR) Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy. Exp Clin Hep 2005; 1(2): 109-112. 4. Gertz MA, Kyle RA. Hepatic amyloidosis: clinical appraisal in 77 patients. Hepatology 1997; 25(1): 118-121. 5. Comenzo RL, Zhang Y, Martinez C et al. The tropism of organ involvement in primary systemic amyloidosis: contributions of Ig V(L) germ line gene use and clonal plasma cell burden. Blood 2001; 98(3): 714-720. 6. Solomon A, Macy SD, Wooliver C et al. Splenic plasma cells can serve as a source of amyloidogenic light chains. Blood 2009; 113(7): 1501-1503. 7. Park MA, Mueller PS, Kyle RA et al. Primary (AL) hepatic ...
In the present study, we found complete defects on MIBG myocardial scans in 8 of 12 patients and limited uptake in the remaining 4 in association with severe systemic autonomic dysfunction. The incidence and magnitude of myocardial accumulation of MIBG were independent of clinical findings, including neurologic disabilities, duration of the illness, extent of endomyocardial amyloid deposition, ECG QRS voltage and ventricular wall thickness. These findings strongly suggest that cardiac adrenergic denervation due to autonomic nervous degeneration ([28]) accounts for alterations in I-123 MIBG myocardial imaging in patients with familial amyloid polyneuropathy. The presence of small localized concentrations of MIBG in the LV anterior wall in some patients indicates that myocardial sympathetic innervation is not equally impaired in this disease.. As we have previously reported ([34]), Tc-99m PYP scintigraphy may have the potential to detect early myocardial amyloid infiltration in patients with ...
... and is also known as Familial amyloid neuropathy type IV, Meretoja syndrome, Hereditary amyloidosis, Finnish type. The disorder ... It is a form of amyloidosis, where the amyloid complexes are formed from fragments of the protein gelsolin in the plasma, due ...
March 2007). "Severe ataxia with neuropathy in hereditary gelsolin amyloidosis: a case report". Amyloid. 14 (1): 89-95. doi: ... In systemic cases, kidney failure, heart failure and neuropathy such as facial nerve palsy, laxity of the skin may be noted. In ... Lattice dystrophy gets its name from an accumulation of amyloid deposits, or abnormal protein fibers, throughout the middle and ...
... amyloid neuropathies MeSH C10.668.829.050.050 --- amyloid neuropathies, familial MeSH C10.668.829.100 --- brachial plexus ... peroneal neuropathies MeSH C10.668.829.500.650 --- radial neuropathy MeSH C10.668.829.500.675 --- sciatic neuropathy MeSH ... amyloid neuropathies, familial MeSH C10.574.500.300 --- canavan disease MeSH C10.574.500.362 --- cockayne syndrome MeSH C10.574 ... femoral neuropathy MeSH C10.668.829.500.500 --- median neuropathy MeSH C10.668.829.500.500.200 --- carpal tunnel syndrome MeSH ...
... amyloid neuropathies MeSH C18.452.090.050.050 --- amyloid neuropathies, familial MeSH C18.452.090.075 --- amyloidosis, familial ... amyloid neuropathies, familial MeSH C18.452.090.075.160 --- cerebral amyloid angiopathy, familial MeSH C18.452.090.100 --- ... amyloid neuropathies, familial MeSH C18.452.648.100.160 --- cerebral amyloid angiopathy, familial MeSH C18.452.648.151 --- ... cerebral amyloid angiopathy MeSH C18.452.090.100.160 --- cerebral amyloid angiopathy, familial MeSH C18.452.100.100 --- brain ...
... amyloid neuropathies, familial MeSH C16.320.565.100.160 --- cerebral amyloid angiopathy, familial MeSH C16.320.565.150 --- ... amyloid neuropathies, familial MeSH C16.320.400.150 --- canavan disease MeSH C16.320.400.200 --- cockayne syndrome MeSH C16.320 ... cerebral amyloid angiopathy, familial MeSH C16.320.565.150.175 --- citrullinemia MeSH C16.320.565.150.320 --- galactosemias ... hereditary motor and sensory neuropathies MeSH C16.131.666.300.200 --- charcot-marie-tooth disease MeSH C16.131.666.300.780 ...
Diabetic neuropathy, peripheral neuropathy due to diabetes mellitus Familial amyloid neuropathies, a rare group of autosomal ... Neuropathy may refer to: Peripheral neuropathy, a condition affecting the nerves of the peripheral nervous system Cranial ... a peripheral neuropathy that affects the sensory and muscle nerves Neuropathy, ataxia, and retinitis pigmentosa (NARP), a ... chemical reactions Organophosphate-induced delayed neuropathy, a neuropathy caused by killing of neurons in the central nervous ...
The familial amyloid neuropathies (or familial amyloidotic neuropathies, neuropathic heredofamilial amyloidosis, familial ... "Amyloid". "Amyloid". Akiya S, Nishio Y, Ibi K, et al. (July 1996). "Lattice corneal dystrophy type II associated with familial ... The aggregation of one precursor protein leads to peripheral neuropathy and/or autonomic nervous system dysfunction. These ... Hammarström P, Wiseman RL, Powers ET, Kelly JW (January 2003). "Prevention of transthyretin amyloid disease by changing protein ...
2010). "Upper limb neuropathy such as carpal tunnel syndrome as an initial manifestation of ATTR Val30Met familial amyloid ... 2009). "The significance of carpal tunnel syndrome in transthyretin Val30Met familial amyloid polyneuropathy". Amyloid. 16 (3 ... Carpal tunnel is a feature of a form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome type 1 called hereditary neuropathy with susceptibility to ... Mayo Clinic 13:220 Phalen GS, Gardner WJ, Lalonde AA (1950) Neuropathy of the median nerve due to compression beneath the ...
... and other neuropathies (due to infiltration of peripheral nerves by amyloid) may occur. It may give rise to paraplegia in late- ... Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy and thrombocytopenia are major side effects of bortezomib." Treatment of related ... Amyloidosis is a distant third in the causation.[citation needed] Patients with amyloidosis have high levels of amyloid protein ... some of which may cause peripheral neuropathy, manifesting itself as numbness or pain in the hands, feet, and lower legs. The ...
... a related disease caused by TTR aggregation that first presents as an autonomic and/or peripheral neuropathy (later progressing ... Familial Amyloid Cardiomyopathy (FAC), or Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM) results from the aggregation and ... Transthyretin cardiac amyloid study (TRACS). Circ.: Heart Failure 4, 121-128. Miller, A. L., Falk, R. H., Levy, B. D. & ... Amyloid 10 Suppl 1, 48-54. Falk, R. H. & Elkayam, U. (2010). Cardiomyopathy: the importance of recognizing the uncommon ...
Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsy. *Familial amyloid neuropathy. Autoimmune/demyelinating. *Guillain-Barré ...
Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsy. *Familial amyloid neuropathy. Autoimmune/demyelinating. *Guillain-Barré ...
Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsy. *Familial amyloid neuropathy. Autoimmune/demyelinating. *Guillain-Barré ... and hence the syndrome lateral femoral cutaneous neuropathy).[2] The term "meralgia paraesthetica" combines four Greek roots to ... or damaged by diabetic or other neuropathy or trauma such as from seat belt injury in an accident. ...
Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsy. *Familial amyloid neuropathy. Autoimmune and demyelinating disease. * ... Dejerine-Sottas neuropathy is caused by a genetic defect either in the proteins found in axons or the proteins found in myelin. ... Dejerine-Sottas disease, also known as, Dejerine-Sottas neuropathy, progressive hypertrophic interstitial polyneuropathy of ... November 1993). "De novo mutation of the myelin P0 gene in Dejerine-Sottas disease (hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy ...
Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsy. *Familial amyloid neuropathy. Autoimmune and demyelinating disease. * ... Anti-MAG peripheral neuropathy. *Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and its counterpart Hereditary neuropathy with liability to ... Copper deficiency-associated conditions (peripheral neuropathy, myelopathy, and rarely optic neuropathy). *Progressive ...
Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsy. *Familial amyloid neuropathy. Autoimmune/demyelinating. *Guillain-Barré ... Acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN) Isolated muscle weakness without sensory symptoms in less than 10%; cranial nerve ... Acute motor and sensory axonal neuropathy (AMSAN) Severe muscle weakness similar to AMAN but with sensory loss - Axonal ... Eldar AH, Chapman J (April 2014). "Guillain Barré syndrome and other immune mediated neuropathies: diagnosis and classification ...
Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsy. *Familial amyloid neuropathy. Autoimmune/demyelinating. *Guillain-Barré ... show signs of distal limb neuropathy. The posterior tibial nerve serves victim to peripheral neuropathy and often show signs of ... Tarsal tunnel syndrome (TTS), also known as posterior tibial neuralgia, is a compression neuropathy and painful foot condition ... Neuropathy can occur in the lower limb through many modalities, some of which include obesity and inflammation around the ...
Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsy. *Familial amyloid neuropathy. Autoimmune/demyelinating. *Guillain-Barré ... Posner, MA (Sep-Oct 1998). "Compressive ulnar neuropathies at the elbow: I. Etiology and diagnosis". J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 6 ( ... Symptoms of ulnar neuropathy or neuritis do not necessarily indicate an actual physical impingement of the nerve; indeed, any ... Ulnar neuropathy causes symptoms in a specific anatomic distribution, corresponding parts of the arm innervated by the ulnar ...
Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsy. *Familial amyloid neuropathy. Autoimmune/demyelinating. *Guillain-Barré ... G60) Hereditary and idiopathic neuropathy *(G60.0) Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy *Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease ... G13.0) Paraneoplastic neuromyopathy and neuropathy. *(G13.1) Other systemic atrophy primarily affecting central nervous system ...
Amylin, also known as islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP).[17] The function of amylin is to slow the rate of glucose entering the ... C-peptide helps to prevent neuropathy and other vascular deterioration related symptoms of diabetes mellitus.[15] A ...
Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsy. *Familial amyloid neuropathy. Autoimmune and demyelinating disease. * ... Neuropathy OverviewCharcot-Marie-Tooth Neuropathy Type 1Charcot-Marie-Tooth Neuropathy X Type 5Charcot-Marie-Tooth Neuropathy X ... Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is a hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy of the peripheral nervous system characterized ... The lack of family history does not rule out CMT, but is helpful to rule out other causes of neuropathy, such as diabetes or ...
In patients with FAP, this protein dissociates in a process that is rate limiting for aggregation including amyloid fibril ... Andrade, C. (1952). "A peculiar form of peripheral neuropathy; familiar atypical generalized amyloidosis with special ... Hammarstrom, P.; Wiseman, R. L.; Powers, E.T.; Kelly, J.W. "Prevention of Transthyretin Amyloid Disease by Changing Protein ... Colon, W., and Kelly, J.W. (1992). "Partial denaturation of transthyretin is sufficient for amyloid fibril formation in vitro ...
The names of amyloids usually start with the letter "A". Here is a brief description of the more common types of amyloid: As of ... Sensory neuropathy develops in a symmetrical pattern and progresses in a distal to proximal manner. Autonomic neuropathy can ... The most useful stain in the diagnosis of amyloid is Congo red, which, combined with polarized light, makes the amyloid ... The major component of pancreatic amyloid is a 37-amino acid residue peptide known as islet amyloid polypeptide or 'amylin.' ...
... peripheral neuropathy (the myelin is attacked), and other sensory losses such as deafness (due to demyelination). This range of ... amyloid proteins are side-products of the reactions progressing to AGEs), cancer (acrylamide and other side-products are ... "Influence of advanced glycation end-products and AGE-inhibitors on nucleation-dependent polymerization of β-amyloid peptide". ...
Free κ or λ light chains can aggregate with each other to cause extracellular amyloid deposits and a disease termed amyloidosis ... peripheral neuropathy and a clonal plasma cell dyscrasia (increased bone marrow plasma cells in ~67% of cases; ≥1 plasmacytoma ... peripheral neuropathy, cryoglobulinemia, or constitutional symptoms. There may be a modest increase in the incidence of IgM ... "Amyloid arthropathy associated with multiple myeloma: a systematic analysis of 101 reported cases". Seminars in Arthritis and ...
Frackowiak J, Mazur-Kolecka B, Kaczmarski W, Dickson D (2001). "Deposition of Alzheimer's vascular amyloid-beta is associated ... and sensorimotor axonal neuropathy.[11] In some cases, symptoms of the deficiency can present as dilated cardiomyopathy, ... "Mild trifunctional protein deficiency is associated with progressive neuropathy and myopathy and suggests a novel genotype- ...
The familial amyloid neuropathies (or familial amyloidotic neuropathies, neuropathic heredofamilial amyloidosis, familial ... "Amyloid". "Amyloid". Akiya S, Nishio Y, Ibi K, et al. (July 1996). "Lattice corneal dystrophy type II associated with familial ... The aggregation of one precursor protein leads to peripheral neuropathy and/or autonomic nervous system dysfunction. These ... Hammarström P, Wiseman RL, Powers ET, Kelly JW (January 2003). "Prevention of transthyretin amyloid disease by changing protein ...
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Introduction: Amyloid neuropathy is a rare peripheral neuropathy that classically presents as a progressive sensory neuropathy ... Methods: We describe 5 patients with amyloid neuropathy (familial amyloid polyneuropathy or acquired amyloidosis) who were ... Amyloid neuropathy mimicking chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy Muscle Nerve. 2012 Jan;45(1):26-31. doi: 10.1002 ... Nerve biopsy confirmed amyloid deposits in nerves, and molecular genetic analysis showed a mutation of the transthyretin (V30M ...
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Hafer-Macko, C. E., Dyck, P. J., & Koski, C. L. (2000). Complement activation in acquired and hereditary amyloid neuropathy. ... Hafer-Macko, CE, Dyck, PJ & Koski, CL 2000, Complement activation in acquired and hereditary amyloid neuropathy, Journal of ... Complement activation in acquired and hereditary amyloid neuropathy. / Hafer-Macko, Charlene E.; Dyck, Peter J; Koski, Carol ... Complement activation in acquired and hereditary amyloid neuropathy. In: Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System. 2000 ; Vol. ...
A quick reference on Amyloid autonomic neuropathy , covering the clinical presentation, investigative approach, and key ... Immunohistochemical characterization of amyloid proteins in sural nerves and clinical associations in amyloid neuropathy. Am J ... Amyloid Autonomic Neuropathy History. Fact. Explanation. A known patient with primary amyloidosis.. Amyloidosis is a plasma ... Out of the amyloid variants that affect the nervous tissue, autonomic neuropathy is common. [1] Sympathetic or parasympathetic ...
Clear, authoritative guidance is offered on diagnosis of the full range of neuropathies with the aid of a wealth of high- ... Amyloid Neuropathy Juan M. Bilbao, Robert E. Schmidt. Pages 295-309 * Neuropathy Associated with Neoplasia ...
Tongue atrophy and fasciculations in transthyretin familial amyloid neuropathy. An ALS mimicker. Namita A. Goyal, Tahseen ... familial amyloid polyneuropathy; TTR=. transthyretin; TTR-FAP=. transthyretin-related familial amyloid polyneuropathy. ... and even a motor-predominant neuropathy.1 Several case reports of TTR-FAP describe a motor neuropathy with bulbar palsies ( ... resulting in misfolded proteins that form amyloid fibrils and subsequent extracellular deposition of amyloid in several tissues ...
... fiber sensory and autonomic symptoms are early presentations of familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) with transthyretin (TTR) ... fiber sensory and autonomic symptoms are early presentations of familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) with transthyretin (TTR ... Evidence of amyloid-β cerebral amyloid angiopathy transmission through neurosurgery Abstract Amyloid-β (Aβ) is a peptide ... Skin Nerve Pathology: Biomarkers of Premanifest and Manifest Amyloid Neuropathy Chi‐Chao Chao, Hsueh‐Wen Hsueh, Hung‐Wei Kan, ...
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Amyloid, Dysphagia, Peripheral Neuropathology, Amyloid Neuropathies, Familial, Deglutition Disorders, Humans, Immunoglobulins, ... Hard to swallow: atypical transthyretin amyloid neuropathy mistaken for CIDP. Gibani M., Hoare J., Whelan CJ., Dungu JN., ... Male, Middle Aged, Polyradiculoneuropathy, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating, Prealbumin, Serum Amyloid A Protein ...
List of 260 causes for Abdomen rash and Peripheral neuropathy, alternative diagnoses, rare causes, misdiagnoses, patient ... Amyloid Neuropathies. More causes » , Show All 260 Causes , Show causes with descriptions. , Start Again. More Searches: ... Peripheral neuropathy:*242 causes: Peripheral neuropathy *Introduction: Peripheral neuropathy *Peripheral neuropathy: Add a 3rd ... Peripheral neuropathy: Remove a symptom Results: Causes of Abdomen rash AND Peripheral neuropathy 1. Alcohol-induced pseudo- ...
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Amyloid Neuropathy - Genetic Alliance. Molecular Biology Databases. *MalaCards for amyloid neuropathy - The Weizmann Institute ... Clinical presentations and skin denervation in amyloid neuropathy due to transthyretin Ala97Ser.. Yang NC1, Lee MJ, Chao CC, ... Familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) due to amyloidogenic transthyretin (TTR) is often associated with impairment of ... MalaCards for neuropathy - The Weizmann Institute of Science GeneCards and MalaCards databases ...
Amyloid Neuropathies, Familial. Proteostasis Deficiencies. Metabolic Diseases. Peripheral Nervous System Diseases. ... Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center resources: Familial Transthyretin Amyloidosis Amyloid Neuropathy ... small fiber neuropathy(0 to 16), autonomic neuropathy(0 to 12);higher score=greater impairment, for each. Total score=-2 to 138 ... active non-amyloid cardiomyopathy (e.g., symptomatic left ventricular dysfunction from any cause other than amyloid, patients ...
Amyloid Neuropathies. Amyloid Neuropathies, Familial. Proteostasis Deficiencies. Metabolic Diseases. Peripheral Nervous System ... Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center resources: Familial Transthyretin Amyloidosis Amyloid Neuropathy ... FAP Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy TTR Transthyretin Amyloidosis Drug: IONIS-TTR Rx Drug: Placebo Phase 3 ... Efficacy and Safety of IONIS-TTR Rx in Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy. The safety and scientific validity of this study is the ...
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Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy. Amyloid Neuropathies Frisca L. Yan-Go, M.D.. Department of Neurology. UCLA. 710 Westwood Plaza. ... Autoimmune Autonomic Neuropathy. Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy. Satish R. Raj, M.D.. AA-3228 Medical Center North. Vanderbilt ... Autonomic Neuropathy. Other Autonomic Disorders. North Carolina - Return to Index. Caroline M. Klein, M.D., Ph.D.. The ... Autonomic Neuropathies. Michigan - Return to Index. Felix J. Rogers, D.O.. 5400 Fort St., Suite 200 Trenton, MI 48183 USA Phone ...
CMT is characterized by inherited neuropathies without known metabolic derangements. ... Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathies. Dyck PJ, Thomas PK, Griffen JW, et al, eds. Peripheral Neuropathy. 3rd ed. Saunders ... Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy type 1B is associated with mutations of the myelin P0 gene. Nat Genet. 1993 Sep. 5(1):31-4. [ ... Overview of hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1999 Sep 14. 883:14-21. [Medline]. ...
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Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy Market: By Type (FAP-I, FAP-II, FAP-III, and FAP-IV), By Category (Peripheral Sensorimotor ... Familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) or transthyretin (TTR) amyloid neuropathy is a rare group of autosomal dominant diseases ... 5. Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy Market, By Type 5.1. Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy-I (FAP-I). 5.2. Familial Amyloid ... Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy-III (FAP-III). 5.4. Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy-IV (FAP-IV). 6. Familial Amyloid ...
The authors provide a clinically practical approach to diagnosis and management of paraproteinemic neuropathies, which are ... A negative nerve biopsy does not exclude amyloid neuropathy.. Please note that as with serum and CSF autoantibody testing, ... The term paraproteinemic neuropathy describes a heterogeneous set of neuropathies characterized by the presence of homogeneous ... the constellation of neurological symptoms are often referred to as paraproteinemic neuropathy (PPN).[2,3] As neuropathy is ...
The underlying cause of axonal neuropathies can frequently be treated; demyelinating neuropathies are generally managed with ... An algorithmic approach to the evaluation and differential diagnosis of a patient with peripheral neuropathy is presented, ... The diagnosis of peripheral neuropathies can be frustrating, time consuming and costly. Careful clinical and electrodiagnostic ... Trophic changes are most prominent in diabetes, amyloid neuropathy, leprosy, hereditary motor sensory neuropathy (HMSN) with ...
In hereditary amyloid neuropathies, the hands are often affected early. In acquired demyelinating neuropathies, the arms may be ... Patients with axonal neuropathy simulating an axonal form of CMT can occasionally turn out to have amyloid, especially if there ... Box 3 Focal and multifocal neuropathies. * Entrapment neuropathy-for example, carpel tunnel syndrome (CTS), ulnar nerve at ... Despite this high prevalence of neuropathy, it is only a small proportion of patients with neuropathies who are referred for ...
  • Involvement of cranial nerves (for example, facial numbness or weakness, oculomotor disturbance) in an acute inflammatory neuropathy is helpful in excluding a cord lesion with a pseudo-lower motor neurone pattern of presentation, as may occur in acute myelopathies. (bmj.com)
  • Objective: Non-traumatic intrinsic neuropathy of the brachial plexus (BP) could be because of focal or diffuse involvement. (omicsonline.org)
  • First symptoms usually occur from the second to over sixth decade of life with a length-dependent axonal neuropathy with prominent involvement of the small fibers and multi-organ systemic failure. (springer.com)
  • Neuropathies involving primarily the latter two fiber types are called small-fiber neuropathies. (aafp.org)
  • Clinically, large-fiber neuropathies can be distinguished from small-fiber neuropathies during neurologic testing: large fibers carry sensation for vibration and proprioception, while small fibers carry sensation for pain and temperature. (aafp.org)
  • however, there is little information regarding the impact of this acquired amyloid‐β pathology during life. (myneuronews.com)
  • We report here quantitative analysis of temporal changes in the distribution of interneuron cell populations in the olfactory cortex of an AβPP/PS1 double-transgenic mouse model of AD and its correlation with amyloidpathology. (iospress.com)
  • The most common of the inherited peripheral neuropathies in the United States is Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, which affects approximately 125,000 persons. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Some diseases in this group have been numbered: types I and II are varieties of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and type III is progressive hypertrophic neuropathy . (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Abstract Amyloid-β (Aβ) is a peptide deposited in the brain parenchyma in Alzheimer's disease and in cerebral blood vessels, causing cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA). (myneuronews.com)
  • Abstract BACE1 is the rate-limiting protease in the production of synaptotoxic β-amyloid (Aβ) species and hence one of the prime drug targets for potential therapy of Alzheimer's disease (AD). (myneuronews.com)