The attachment of bacteria to mucosal surfaces is the initial event in the pathogenesis of several bacterial infections in the gastrointestinal tract. Macrophages also express substance P (SP) mRNA, which can be upregulated, leading to the release of SP when exposed to bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in vitro or during intestinal inflammation in vivo. Neuroimmune interactions and the enteric nervous system also play a major role in the pathogenesis of intestinal secretion due to Salmonella infection. Clostridium difficile toxin-mediated diarrhea and enterocolitis represent one of the best disease models, demonstrating how neuroimmune interactions modulate intestinal enterotoxin responses. Interestingly, mast cell-deficient mice have reduced toxin-A-associated ileal secretion and mucosal neutrophil infiltration, providing direct evidence of the importance of these multifunctional cells in the pathogenesis of enterotoxin-induced inflammatory diarrhea. Based on these considerations, macrophage-dependent
Tools/Technologies: The NIDAP Research Program develops (or adapts in an innovative manner) various stress (emotional, painful) induction PET imaging research paradigms to facilitate investigation of specific neuroimmune interactions in-vivo in humans. Examples of such paradigms include a standardized deep-tissue pain challenge, mood induction paradigm, and a novel Virtual Reality based paradigm. The novel VR paradigm leverages portable VR technologies and study-tailored scripts to facilitate in-vivo dynamic PET imaging of stress-related moderation of neuroimmune interactions in depression and pain states. These research paradigms are designed to fit within the framework of traditional neuroimaging scans using both Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). NIDAP has collaborated, via the Interdisciplinary PET Research Working Group, to guide local production of 2 radiotracer ligands (C11-PBR-28 and C11-Carfentanil) specifically designed to enable brain imaging of ...
The Hellenic Academy of Neuroimmunology was founded in 2012 and aims to a) facilitate the communication and cooperation between clinicians,health scientists and of the biological sciences for the promotion and reinforcement of reserarch, education as well as the improvement of clinical results of immune-mediated diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system and muscles, b) support and promote basic and clinical research and education, as an institution of research and education in the field of neuroimmunology in Greece, c) actively participate in the coordination of initiatives regarding research and education in the field of neuroimmunology, both in Greece as well as in cooperation with the respective european and international institutions, d) organise medical conferences in the field of neuroimmunology and participate in any way in the joint organisation of conferences with domestic or foreign institutions, e) encourage new researchers in the field of neuroimmunology. ...
TY - CHAP. T1 - Proteomics and genomics in neuroimmunological disorders. AU - Donnelly, Maire Rose. AU - Rozek, Wojciech. AU - Ciborowski, Pawel S. PY - 2016/1/1. Y1 - 2016/1/1. N2 - Proteomic and genomic technologies, particularly when combined as functional genomics, are promising experimental approaches to creating expression profiles of proteins and their connection to disease specific changes, starting with transcription and ending at the level of posttranslational modifications. It seems that molecular mechanisms underlying many neurodegenerative disorders may have common features. In a short amount of time, proteomics underwent unprecedented development from its early stages of collecting high numbers of protein identifications in a single experiment. Quantitative mass spectrometry of proteins is now a standard approach in all laboratories. However, analytical techniques based on principles of liquid chromatography are dominating and advancing the field. Further technological developments ...
Neuroimmunology is a practical and accessible guide for both common and not-so-common neuroimmunological syndromes. Comprised of a collection of thirty short case vignettes, the information is presented in an easily digestible format that consists of a discussion highlighting the topic in question as well as an answer and advice section. These discussions are followed by a brief take home message emphasizing the clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic pearls of the case. Neuroimmunology is the go-to resource for primary care physicians, neurologists and subspecialists who encounter central and peripheral demyelinating diseases, vasculitis, and other immune system related neurological disorders.. ...
Allergic asthma is characterized by chronic airway in£ammation that has been implied to have an important role in the development of airway hyperresponsiveness
The neuronal and immune systems exhibit bidirectional interactions that play a critical role in tissue homeostasis, infection, and inflammation. Neuron-derived neuropeptides and neurotransmitters regulate immune cell functions, whereas inflammatory mediators produced by immune cells enhance neuronal activation. In recent years, accumulating evidence suggests that peripheral neurons and immune cells are colocalized and affect each other in local tissues. A variety of cytokines, inflammatory mediators, neuropeptides, and neurotransmitters appear to facilitate this crosstalk and positive-feedback loops between multiple types of immune cells and the central, peripheral, sympathetic, parasympathetic, and enteric nervous systems. In this Review, we discuss these recent findings regarding neuro-immune crosstalk that are uncovering molecular mechanisms that regulate inflammation. Finally, neuro-immune crosstalk has a key role in the pathophysiology of allergic diseases, and we present evidence ...
Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation is an open access journal, with focuses on neuroimmunology and neuroinflammation research, and coverage extending to other basic and clinical studies related to neuroscience.
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The Translational Neuroimmunology Lab of Charles Howe, Ph.D., at Mayo Clinic uses immunological methods to protect and repair the central nervous system.
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Mobilise - to prepare, to awaken and to move.. NOIs classic, longest running course, Mobilisation of the Nervous System, has evolved. Based on the latest evidence, the course has been completely updated and re-written.. The immune system via its interaction with the nervous system is a critical player in learning, memory, movement and sensitivity. This new understanding integrates peripheral and central processes and targets therapy towards healthy neuroimmune balance.. This comprehensive lecture and hands-on course integrates the latest research on neurodynamics and neuroimmune science to provide a clinical reasoning framework to identify those patients who will benefit from neuroimmune mobilisation.. The course updates and refines the essential practical skills to examine and manage the physical health of the nervous system - skilled, safe and appropriately timed handling techniques are covered in detail during practical sessions.. A comprehensive course on the diagnosis and management of ...
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22718491 Metab Brain Dis. 2012 Jun 21. [Epub ahead of print] A neuro-immune model of Myalgic...
Opioid dependence is accompanied by neuroplastic changes in reward circuitry leading to a negative affective state contributing to addictive behaviors and risk of relapse. The current study presents a neuroimmune mechanism through which chronic opioids disrupt the ventral tegmental area (VTA) dopaminergic circuitry that contributes to impaired reward behavior. Opioid dependence was induced in rodents by treatment with escalating doses of morphine. Microglial activation was observed in the VTA following spontaneous withdrawal from chronic morphine treatment. Opioid-induced microglial activation resulted in an increase in brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) expression and a reduction in the expression and function of the K(+)Cl(-) co-transporter KCC2 within VTA GABAergic neurons. Inhibition of microglial activation or interfering with BDNF signaling prevented the loss of Cl(-) extrusion capacity and restored the rewarding effects of cocaine in opioid-dependent animals. Consistent with a ...
Objective: The goal of this study is to define the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the development of disability in immune-mediated disorders of the central nervous system (CNS) and to distinguish these from physiological (and often beneficial) responses of the human immune system to CNS injury. The long-term objective of the study is to acquire knowledge that would allow us to therapeutically inhibit the pathogenic mechanisms and enhance repair mechanisms in immune-mediated CNS diseases, thereby minimizing the extent of CNS tissue damage and promoting recovery.. The protocol also serves as a screening tool for NDU clinical trials and enables development of clinically-useful tools such as diagnostic tests and new, sensitive scales of neurological disability, disease severity and CNS tissue destruction.. Study Population: Patients with evidence, or suspicion of immune-mediated CNS injury will be enrolled. In addition, healthy volunteers will be included as controls for immunological and ...
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MC: Tell us, if you would, a little about your background. I know you trained in Israel.. JK: Yes, I got my BSc, majoring in biology, at Tel Aviv University and then I was off to the Weizmann Institute of Science, which is a wonderful place to do research in Israel. I first worked in the laboratory of Moshe Oren, a very famous cell biologist, and then joined the lab of Michal Schwartz -who was a great mentor for many years- for my PhD, working on the role of the immune system reactions in CNS injuries. I stayed there for post-doctoral training, and then came to the US. I have been at UVA, the University of Virginia, since 2005 in the Department of Neuroscience, and Im a member of the Carter Immunology Center, combining my passions for immunology and neuroscience.. MC: So when you decided to go into immunology, were you immediately drawn to neuroimmunology, or did your interest in the brain and CNS come later?. JK: No, no-actually I trained in the Department of Neurobiology, so everyone around ...
Neurology and Neurosurgery : The role of inflammation in physiological function of the nervous system, as well as in a broad range of neurological diseases where inflammation can act as a contributing factor to the development of pathology or promote recovery, including fundamentals of neuroimmunology to molecular/cellular aspects of neuroinflammation underlying the pathology seen in clinical conditions. Terms: Winter 2020 Instructors: Ji Zhang, Luke Healy (Winter) ...
The neurology specialty neuroimmunology focuses on education, research, and clinical therapeutics and treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and related inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system.
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The neuronal and immune systems exhibit bidirectional interactions that play a critical role in tissue homeostasis, infection, and inflammation. Neuron-derived neuropeptides and neurotransmitters regulate immune cell functions, whereas inflammatory mediators produced by immune cells enhance neuronal activation. In recent years, accumulating evidence suggests that peripheral neurons and immune cells are colocalized and affect each other in local tissues. A variety of cytokines, inflammatory mediators, neuropeptides, and neurotransmitters appear to facilitate this crosstalk and positive-feedback loops between multiple types of immune cells and the central, peripheral, sympathetic, parasympathetic, and enteric nervous systems. In this Review, we discuss these recent findings regarding neuro-immune crosstalk that are uncovering molecular mechanisms that regulate inflammation. Finally, neuro-immune crosstalk has a key role in the pathophysiology of allergic diseases, and we present evidence ...
BAF312 is an international, randomized clinical trial aimed to determine the safety and efficacy of Siponimod for the treatment of ICH. Patients are randomized 1:1 to siponimod or placebo of the trial. Patient demographics, medical co-morbidities, ICH size, location, and characteristics, treatments, complications, and clinical outcomes are rigorously collected. The proposed substudy integrates several investigations on neuroimmune mechanisms on the pathophysiology of brain injury after ICH into the infrastructure provided by the trial. Peripheral blood samples will be collected from patients enrolled in BAF312 on enrollment (day 1), day 3, and day 7. ...
[email protected] Dr. Klein is an Associate Professor of Biobehavioral Health at Penn State University and Director of the Penn State Behavioral Neuroimmunomodulation Laboratory (BNIL). Her research focuses on the biobehavioral effects of stress on addictive behaviors including cigarette smoking and opioid abuse. Dr. Klein earned a M.S. (1995) and Ph.D. (1997) in Medical Psychology from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. She went on to complete a National Institute of Mental Health post-doctoral fellowship in Health Psychology at UCLA (1999) before joining the Penn State faculty in 1999. Dr. Klein examines human and animal subjects in laboratory settings using a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates neuroendocrine, immunological, behavioral (e.g., drug use, eating), and psychological variables to evaluate sex differences biobehavioral responses to stress. Her research is funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD), the ...
COSTA-PINTO, Frederico Azevedo da; COHN, Daniel Wagner Hamada; SÁ-ROCHA, Vanessa de Moura; SÁ-ROCHA, Luiz Carlos de; PALERMO-NETO, João. Behavior: a relevant tool for brain-immune system interaction studies. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences -Neuroimmunomodulation: From Fundamental Biology to Therapy, New York, v. 1153, p. 107-119, 2009 ...
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Two independent studies have shown that the C. elegans npr-1 gene, which encodes a G-protein coupled receptor most similar to the mammalian neuropeptide Y (NPY) receptor, is required for resistance to P. aeruginosa (Styer et al., 2008; Reddy et al., 2009). However, the mechanism by which this neuronally restricted protein mediates pathogen resistance remains unresolved. Styer et al. concluded from their study that NPR-1 functions in three sensory neurons to directly regulate the intestinal expression of immune genes regulated by p38 MAPK signaling (Styer et al., 2008). By contrast, Reddy et al. proposed that the observed effect of NPR-1 on immunity was an indirect effect of the influence of npr-1 on oxygen-dependent behavioral avoidance (Reddy et al., 2009). The two studies carried out similar experiments, such as assaying susceptibility under conditions in which contributions of behavior to the outcome of infection were minimized. Yet, despite controlling for possible contribution of behavioral ...
Imagine one day getting what feels like the flu, that never seems to end. Days and weeks (or months, years, decades) go by, but this damn flu never seems to go away. You find yourself at the doctors frequently. Each visit, they take blood tests and tell you youre fine. After a while, you even…
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T regulatory lymphocytes were shown to be partly responsible for immune tolerance to cancer cells. In that respect these cells oppose to the mounting of
In view of the nanoneurobiophysic that is branch new term created to congregate nano and medical sciences, new perspectives to use technology towards the investigation of diseases have arisen [1]. Studies have indicated outstanding results from nano devices accomplishing biomolecular behavior for therapeutics [2,3]. However, in the case of neurodegenerative disorders, there is huge lack that needs to be fulfilled in order to understand their mechanisms. Literature reports assorted targeted diseases agents such as antibodies ou peptides as the main bio compounds participating on disease development and recognition [4]. Neuroscience incorporates brain entities that somehow are deteriorate by our immunologic system. In this scenario, there is a need to isolate bodys targeted biomolecules to investigate its biological activities. The nanoneurobiophysic then gathers biomolecules investigation using nanostructured devices and the neuroimmunological approaches to perform a deep and highly sensitivity ...
Genzymes research is oriented around medical areas where we feel new therapies can have a significant impact, emphasizing our primary areas of focus - rare diseases and neuroimmunological disorders such as multiple sclerosis.
An interaction between the immune system and the brain causes important behavioral changes. Sickness behavior is induced by a transient episode of pro-inflammat...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Remyelination therapy goes to trial for multiple sclerosis. AU - Brugarolas, Pedro. AU - Popko, Brian. PY - 2014/8. Y1 - 2014/8. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84926183734&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84926183734&partnerID=8YFLogxK. U2 - 10.1212/NXI.0000000000000026. DO - 10.1212/NXI.0000000000000026. M3 - Editorial. C2 - 25340076. AN - SCOPUS:84926183734. VL - 1. SP - e26. JO - Neurology: Neuroimmunology and NeuroInflammation. JF - Neurology: Neuroimmunology and NeuroInflammation. SN - 2332-7812. IS - 2. ER - ...
This comprehensive analysis describes patients in the early stages of MS in the largest German prospective MS cohort from 22 academic centers. The main finding of the current study was the frequent early occurrence of fatigue, depressive symptoms, and cognitive dysfunction, which was observed in 36.5%, 33.5%, and 14.7% of patients, respectively. This underscores that MS greatly affects nonmotor symptoms and the quality of life, even at its early stages.. The median age of 31.71 years at disease onset is consistent with previous publications.23 However, given the inclusion criteria of this prospective study with the aim of a well-controlled uniform cohort for long-term follow-up, only recently diagnosed adult patients were enrolled. Thus, the current study could not analyze the spectrum of childhood-onset MS or progressive forms of the disease. The female preponderance (2.2:1 female-to-male ratio) is in accord with published data.4,11,23. Disease onset was mainly monosymptomatic, with sensory or ...
Ortega FJ, Vukovic J, Rodríguez MJ, Bartlett PF (2014) Blockade of microglial KATP channels abrogates suppression of inflammatory-mediated inhibition of neural precursor cells. Glia 62: 247-258. Vukovic J, Borlikova GG, Ruitenberg MJ, Robinson GJ, Sullivan RKP, Walker TL, Bartlett PF (2013) Immature doublecortin-positive hippocampal neurons are important for learning but not for remembering. The Journal of Neuroscience 33: 6603-6613. Vukovic J, Bedin AS, Bartlett PF, Osborne GW (2013) A novel fluorescent reporter CDy1 enriches for neural stem cells derived from the murine brain.Stem Cells and Development 22: 2341-2345. Vukovic J, Colditz M, Blackmore DG, Ruitenberg MJ, Bartlett PF (2012) Microglia modulate hippocampal neural precursor activity in response to exercise and ageing. The Journal of Neuroscience 32: 6435-6443. Blackmore DG, Vukovic J, Waters MJ, Bartlett PF (2012) GH mediates exercise-dependent activation of SVZ neural precursor cells in aged mice. PloS One 7: e49912. Walker TL, ...
TY - CHAP. T1 - Photoneuroimmunology. T2 - Modulation of the neuroimmune system by UV radiation. AU - Hart, P. H.. AU - Finlay-Jones, J. J.. AU - Gorman, S.. PY - 2009/12/1. Y1 - 2009/12/1. N2 - UVR component of sunlight is immunomodulatory with suppression of cellular immunity to antigens applied at both irradiated and non-irradiated sites. Via isomerization of trans-urocanic acid in the stratum corneum to its more soluble cis isomer, UVR activates peripheral sensory nerves for release of calcitonin gene-related protein and substance P. Dermal mast cells activated by neuropeptides contribute to the immunomodulatory properties of UV. UVR-induced keratinocyte nerve growth factor production augments activation of peripheral sensory nerves for neuropeptide release. UVR-induced keratinocyte α-melanocyte stimulating hormone is immunosuppressive by stimulating keratinocyte IL-10 production, as well as increasing melanogenesis and repair of UV-induced DNA damage in melanocytes and keratinocytes. There ...
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Mind-body interactions have been the subject of debate for many generations. Medical books Human Psychoneuroimmunology. However, it is only in recent years that these interactions have become the subject of rigorous scientific enquiry. In recent years there have been major advances in our understanding of the stress process, the endocrine and immune systems, and the methodologies used to investigate these phenomena. As a result, we have witnessed an explosion of research activity in the field known as psychoneuroimmunology - the study of psychological processes and their interaction with the nervous and immune systems. This book presents an up to date account of the human evidence in this field Medical books Human Psychoneuroimmunology. ...the content within each chapter is an excellent review of the literature written by key authors who are able to present a reliable overview of the material.--Doodys Overall, this book includes the newest findings in human Psychoneuroimmunology and points ...
There are approximately 600 patients with multiple sclerosis that are managed by the University of Kentucky Multiple Sclerosis Clinic. About an equal number present annually for confirmation of the diagnosis, but are either managed by community neurologists or diagnosed with other disorders. The UK MS Clinic carries the prestigious National Multiple Sclerosis Society MS Clinic designation and provides not only advanced level diagnostic skills, but also sophisticated management for complex patients with MS unresponsive to platform therapies. The MS Clinic also provides novel therapies to patients with MS through its clinical trials with an emphasis on primary progressive and secondary progressive MS, disorders which historically have been poorly responsive to standard treatment. The physicians staffing this clinic also have expertise in neuroimmunological disorders and diagnosis and manage individuals with the neurological complications of connective tissue disorders, paraneoplastic disease, and ...
Dr. Ron Milo recommends the Autoimmunity Congress to Neurologists.. ​The central nervous system (CNS) is no longer considered to be an immune privileged site. All arms of the immune system may interact with all levels and tissues of the nervous systems in health and disease to generate Immune mediated disorders that span the whole neuroaxis, including the CNS, peripheral nerves, neuromuscular junction and muscles. Indeed, most of the true autoimmune diseases fulfilling Witebskys criteria involve the nervous system, especially the neuromuscular junction (e.g. myasthenia gravis, Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome), and several encephalopathies, channelopathies, epilepsies, paraneoplastic syndromes and other conditions are emerging as autoimmune neurological disorders.. In the upcoming Congress on Autoimmunity in Leipzig, neurologists will have the opportunity to learn about some of the most recent advances made in this exiting field of neuroimmunology, to get insight into new mechanisms, ...
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating disorder with no clear etiology. Many, but not all, patients with CFS evidence signs of neuroimmune dysfunction prompting the suggestion that there exist subgroups of CFS patients with significant neuroimmune dysfunction while other subgroups of diagnosed patients may suffer from CFS-like symptoms due to other causes. Research has demonstrated that emotional distress responses impact CFS symptoms and that having adequate coping skills may predict less illness severity among individuals with CFS. However, no study to date has examined the influence of a comprehensive set of stress management skills on CFS symptoms nor has prior work evaluated if a relationship between stress management skills and CFS symptoms is mediated by lowered levels of emotional distress. Given the breadth of research literature linking neuroimmune dysfunction to emotional distress symptoms such as depression, and to physical symptoms such as fatigue, this study sought to examine a
Title: Immunomodulatory Roles of VIP and PACAP in Models of Multiple Sclerosis. VOLUME: 17 ISSUE: 10. Author(s):Catalina Abad and James A. Waschek. Affiliation:635 Charles E. Young Dr South, Los Angeles CA 90095.. Keywords:VIP, PACAP, multiple sclerosis, EAE, neuroimmunomodulation, neuropeptides, immunoprivilege, dexamethasone, lipopolysaccharide, ligand flagellin, orchestrate, microglia, granzyme B, tolerogenic, encephalomyelitis, erythroleukemia, mitogen, myelin, glatiramer acetate. Abstract: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting myelin and axons, which is perpetuated by autoreactive lymphocytes and other inflammatory cell types. Because of the multifactorial nature of this disease, therapies targeting a single process may not be sufficient to halt its progression. VIP and PACAP are two neuropeptides shown to regulate multiple aspects of innate and adaptive immunity, and can also act independently on neural cells to promote their survival and ...
Sick individuals exhibit a variety of symptoms that include malaise, fatigue, nausea, fever, decreased food intake, decreased body weight and loss of interest in the physical and social environment. Commonly dismissed by clinicians as non-consequential side effects of infection, this brain-based response to innate immune system activation reflects a shift in an organisms motivational priorities to maximize immune efficiency in clearing the invading pathogen and facilitating recovery. However, in disease states that contain an element of chronic inflammation such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, these cytokine-mediated behavioral modifications may contribute to the deleterious psychological and physical components of the disease. Additionally, recent evidence has implicated innate immune system activation in the pathology of a variety of conditions including hypoxia and heat-related illness. This literature review focuses on the influence of cytokines on type 2 diabetes and ...
Endometriosis is a complex and heterogeneous disorder with unknown etiology. Dysregulation of macrophages and innervation are important factors influencing the pathogenesis of endometriosis-associated pain. It is known to be an estrogen-dependent disease, estrogen can promote secretion of chemokines from peripheral nerves, enhancing the recruitment and polarization of macrophages in endometriotic tissue. Macrophages have a role in the expression of multiple nerve growth factors (NGF), which mediates the imbalance of neurogenesis in an estrogen-dependent manner. Under the influence of estrogen, co-existence of macrophages and nerves induces an innovative neuro-immune communication. Persistent stimulation by inflammatory cytokines from macrophages on nociceptors of peripheral nerves aggravates neuroinflammation through the release of inflammatory neurotransmitters. This neuro-immune interaction regulated by estrogen sensitizes peripheral nerves, leading to neuropathic pain in endometriosis. The aim of
So if you value an opinion, formed as a result of participating in many ME activities, for example being bed bound for years, you have come to the right BLOG. All these activities have allowed me to form an opinion as a Doctor and as a Patient. And that is important as the voice of the latter is discarded by many including NICE ...
Dr. Jennifer Loftis is a Research Scientist at the Portland VA Medical Center and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at OHSU. Her research is focused on investigating the neuroimmunological mechanisms contributing to depression and cognitive impairments, discovering treatment targets, and testing novel interventions for improving depression and neuropsychiatric recovery. Dr. Loftis translational research program uses rodent models (e.g., Flinders Sensitive Line rats) and humans to characterize inflammatory pathways involved in cognitive dysfunction and neuropsychiatric symptoms, particularly in patients with a history of substance abuse and hepatitis C viral infection. Recently, she identified a novel role for cytokines in the development of depressive symptoms in patients with chronic hepatitis C, and this finding has led to the initial testing of hypotheses regarding how circulating inflammatory cytokines affect central nervous system functioning. Dr. Loftis long-term goal as a
The field of psychotraumatology has its roots in ancient history. During the past decades, the surveillance of the psychobiological background of reactions to and consequences of traumatic stress has made great progress and the complexity of the human stress response system stands out. The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis activity, modulated by various neuroimmunological substances, seems to play a major role in the stress response. However, there are still inconsistencies in explanations of relationships between biological and psychological changes following traumatic stress. Moreover, the matter of predictive factors for the development of posttraumatic morbidity is still in a speculative phase.. The aims of the present thesis were to further develop a commercial serum cortisol radioimmunoassay (RIA) for determination of cortisol in saliva and to test its reliability, specificity and sensitivity as a biochemical assay. The saliva sampling procedures and sample storage stability were ...
The field of psychotraumatology has its roots in ancient history. During the past decades, the surveillance of the psychobiological background of reactions to and consequences of traumatic stress has made great progress and the complexity of the human stress response system stands out. The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis activity, modulated by various neuroimmunological substances, seems to play a major role in the stress response. However, there are still inconsistencies in explanations of relationships between biological and psychological changes following traumatic stress. Moreover, the matter of predictive factors for the development of posttraumatic morbidity is still in a speculative phase.. The aims of the present thesis were to further develop a commercial serum cortisol radioimmunoassay (RIA) for determination of cortisol in saliva and to test its reliability, specificity and sensitivity as a biochemical assay. The saliva sampling procedures and sample storage stability were ...
From the Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research, Klinikum der Universität München, Munich, Germany (A.L.); Munich Cluster for Systems Neurology (SyNergy), Munich, Germany (A.L.); Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh, PA (X.H.); Department of Neurology, University Hospital Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany (C.K.); Department of Neurology and Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland (H.O.); and Neuroimmunology Research, Portland, OR (H.O.). ...
What role do glia cells play in autoimmunity? How does cellular metabolism regulate immune potential? Do lipids shape the immune response? How do peripheral immune cells, glial cells and neurons communicate? Do you want to discover how to harness the power of the bodys own immune system to help develop new treatments for multiple sclerosis, stroke, brain tumors and many other illnesses?. ...
MMP-2 to TIMP-2 ratio is increased in the CSF and serum of relapsing MS, with evidence of intrathecal MMP-2 production [108]. Serum MMP-2 and MMP-2/TIMP-1 ratio is said to be elevated in progressive MS [109]. CNS Cells and Components Microglia Microglia are the resident CNS macrophages as well as immune cells. They act as APCs, produce cytokines, and are involved in phagocytosis. Activated microglia are noted in all MS patients, but are especially associated with the progressive subtypes. Activated microglia and macrophages produce cytotoxic molecules including proinflammatory and cytotoxic cytokines, reactive oxygen and nitrogen intermediates, and proteolytic and lipolytic enzymes [80]. Rejdak K, Eikelenboom MJ, Petzold A, et al. CSF nitric oxide metabolites are associated with activity and progression of multiple sclerosis. Neurology. 2004;63:1439-45. Lassmann H. Pathophysiology of inflammation and tissue injury in multiple sclerosis: what are the targets for therapy. J Neurol Sci. 2010. 1016. ...
SCIENCE TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE Ho P. P., Kanter J. L., Johnson A. M., Srinagesh H. K., Chang E., Purdy T. M., Van Haren K., Wikoff W. R., Kind T., Khademi M., Matloff L. Y., Narayana S., Hur E. M., Lindstrom T. M., He Z., Fiehn O., Olsson T., Han X., Han M. H., Steinman L., Robinson W. H. 2012; 4 (137). Therapeutic Advances in Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis ...
The table of evidence regarding inflammatory and even autoimmune processes in Alzheimers continues to accumulate in a piecemeal fashion, awaiting theoretical frameworks and experimental breakthroughs to give it direction and a greater following (see ARF related news story). But accumulate it does, and in this article we summarize some of the recent appetizers.. Converging on an Age-of-Onset Player. A report from Yi-Ju Li, Margaret Pericak-Vance, and their colleagues at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, has recently received a great deal of press attention. Following up on their report last year of a locus on chromosome 10q that influences age of onset for both Alzheimers and Parkinsons disease (see ARF related news story), the researchers have applied a strategy they call genomic convergence to pull some genes of interest out of this region. (10q, of course, is the hottest region of additional suspected AD genes.). As reported in the October 21 issue of Human Molecular Genetics, ...
Dr. Jorge Correale M.D. is the Head of Neuroimmunology and Demyelinating Diseases at the Institute for Neurological Research Dr. Raúl Carrea. The main interests of his group are to understand the environmental factors that determine de development and progression of Multiple Sclerosis, understanding the immunological mechanisms that these factors determine. Likewise, Dr. Correales group is investigating the immunological factors induced by pregnancy, and assisted reproductive techniques, as well as the role that sexual hormones play under these conditions. He graduated with honors from Buenos Aires University School of Medicine in 1981. Between 1983 and 1988 he completed his Neurology Residency training at the José María Ramos Mejía Hospital in Buenos Aires and was appointed Chief Resident. During 1989 he was visiting physician at the Department of Neuropathology at the same center. Dr. Correale continued his training as Fellow in Neuroimmunology at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, ...
In this interview, Dr. Pluchino discusses neuroimmunology-related applications of exosomes and how NPCs engage in cell-to-cell communication.
Daily News How Gaining and Losing Weight Affects the Body Millions of measurements from 23 people who consumed extra calories every day for a month reveal changes in proteins, metabolites, and gut microbiota that accompany shifts in body mass.. ...
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[Acute-onset cerebrovascular diseases are connected to a number of immunological changes. Here, we summarize immune responses participating in the evolution of atherosclerotic plaques and poststroke local immune responses in the injured CNS as well as in the systemic circulation. Ischemic injury of the CNS alters the balanced neuroimmune modulation resulting in CIDS, the central nervous system injury-induced immune deficiency syndrome. Due to the immunodepression and reduced pro-inflammatory immune responses, the susceptibility for infection is increased; indeed, poststroke infection plays a major role in stroke-related mortality. On the other hand, CIDS may protect against damaging autoimmune responses elicited by exposed CNS antigens. Investigation of immune responses related to ischemic stroke may result in novel therapies indicated by an increasing number of experimental and clinical trials altering poststroke immune responses and preventing infections.]
It is well established that infection has a significant detrimental effect on patients with Alzheimers disease (AD), accelerating cognitive decline and, even in healthy ageing individuals, increasing amyloid-β (Aβ) accumulation in the brain. In animal models of AD infection can also cause damage, with evidence of increased neuroinflammation, amyloid pathology and deterioration of cognitive function. These changes are against a backdrop of an age- and AD-related increase in susceptibility to infection. Here we set out to determine whether FTY720, a molecule that binds sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) receptors and with known immunosuppressant effects mediating its therapeutic action in multiple sclerosis (MS), might modulate the impact of infection in a mouse model of AD ...
The widely-read journal Nature Reviews, in its specialized Neurology publication recently featured an article with a summary of the current state of knowledge and research related to neuroimmune illnesses that occur in children, including autoimmune encephalitis. Over a dozen experts collaborated on this paper. A sample of interesting points, which also largely apply to adults includes the following:. ...
Supplementary MaterialsAdditional file 1: Table S1: Assessment of neuroimmune expression between hip OA and controls in the included studies. Availability StatementThe datasets generated and/or analysed during the current study are not publicly available but are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request. Abstract Background Neuroimmune axis is central in the physiopathology of hip osteoarthritis (OA), but its specific pathways are still unclear. This systematic review aims to assess the nervous and immune system profile of patients with hip osteoarthritis (OA) when compared to healthy controls. Methods A systematic review followed PRISMA guidelines was conducted. A two-step selection process was completed, and from 609 references 17 were included. The inclusion criteria were: original articles on adult patients with hip OA, with assessment of neuroimmune expression. Articles with other interventions prior to analysis and those without a control group were excluded. Results ...
The vagus nerve (VN) is the longest nerve of the organism and a major component of the parasympathetic nervous system which constitutes the autonomic nervous system (ANS), with the sympathetic nervous system. There is classically an equilibrium between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems which is responsible for the maintenance of homeostasis. An imbalance of the ANS is observed in various pathologic conditions. The VN, a mixed nerve with 4/5 afferent and 1/5 efferent fibers, is a key component of the neuro-immune and brain-gut axes through a bidirectional communication between the brain and the gastrointestinal (GI) tract ...
Direct interactions were evident between nerve fibres in the central cornea and epithelial CD11c+ DCs and sub-basal Iba-1+ macrophages. The most distinctive association between nerves and macrophages was noted between stromal Cx3cr1+ Iba-1+ MHC class II+ macrophages and peri-limbal nerve trunks. WT BALB/c mice had a greater number of neuro-immune interactions (2.3±0.3 (mean±SEM)/100µm) than C57BL/6J mice (1.5±0.1/100µm). Lectin staining revealed that macrophage processes intimately interdigitated between Schwann cells. There was no topographical difference in the circumferential distribution (i.e. temporal-nasal, superior-inferior) of macrophage-nerve fibre interactions.. ...
On October 23, 2016, the Association co-hosted an international academic symposium, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Towards Effective Treatments for ME/CFS as a Neuro-Immune Disease at the Tokyo University Tetsumon Memorial Lecture Hall, where we welcomed Dr. Anthony Komaroff and Dr. Nancy Klimas from the United States as special guest speakers. The symposium aimed to raise…
I shot an assignment a couple weeks ago with the Associated Press for Nature. It was a profile of Dr. Judy Mikovits, PhD, Director of Research at the Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease, for a feature in the March 17, 2011 issue. If youre interested in or affected by chronic fatigue, Id recommend reading it. The article, written by Ewen Callaway, looks at Dr. Mikovitss research of the XMRV virus, the patients who believe in her work and the researchers that dont ...
The brain is always a piece of the Hashimotos puzzle One thing I have learned from my readers is they are largely on their own. Rarely do conventional or alternative practitioners understand the depth of Hashimotos, a complex web that involves the neurological, hormone, and immune systems (we call it the neuroendocrine-immune axis). If you […]. ...
Children raised in economically disadvantaged households face increased risks of poor health in adulthood, suggesting that inequalities in health have early origins. From the childs perspective, exposure to economic hardship may begin as early as conception, potentially via maternal neuroendocrine-immune responses to prenatal stressors, which adversely impact neurodevelopment. Here we investigate whether socioeconomic disadvantage is associated with gestational immune activity and whether such activity is associated with abnormalities among offspring during infancy. We analyzed concentrations of five immune markers (IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, and TNF-α) in maternal serum from 1,494 participants in the New England Family Study in relation to the level of maternal socioeconomic disadvantage and their involvement in offspring neurologic abnormalities at 4 mo and 1 y of age. Median concentrations of IL-8 were lower in the most disadvantaged pregnancies [−1.53 log(pg/mL); 95% CI: −1.81, ...
This journal is devoted to timely reviews of experimental and clinical studies in the field of endocrine, metabolic, and immune disorders. Specific emphasis is placed on humoral and cellular targets for natural, synthetic, and genetically engineered drugs that enhance or impair endocrine, metabolic, and immune parameters and functions. Topics related to the neuroendocrine-immune axis are given special emphasis in view of the growing interest in stress-related, inflammatory, autoimmune, and degenerative disorders ...
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Abstract: The Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are a family of microbe-sensing receptors that play a central role in the regulation of the host immune system. TLR4 has been described in the brain and seems to regulate some physiological processes, such as neurogenesis. TLR4 has also been reported to play a role during neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimers disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis and Parkinsons disease. This review is focused on reports concerning recent insights into the role and activation mechanisms of TLR4 in the brain, in pathological and physiological conditions, as well as the therapeutic benefit that could derive from TLR4 modulation.Highlights: (Source: Journal of Neuroimmunology)