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    Precentral gyrus abnormal connectivity in male and female patients with schizophrenia

    Mahdi Zarei
    Aim: Dysfunction of the precentral gyrus plays a role in the impairments of voluntary movement associated with schizophrenia and it has significantly reduced functional activity in patients with schizophrenia. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the precentral gyrus alteration and its abnormal connectivity in schizophrenia. Methods: The region of interest-based analysis method was used to investigate the precentral gyrus connectivity alteration in schizophrenia. The resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging data of healthy control subjects and patients with schizophrenia... Read more
    Neuroimmunol Neuroinflammation 2018;5:13. | doi:10.20517/2347-8659.2018.02
    Published on: 23 Apr 2018  | Viewed:0  | Downloaded:0
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Very rare upperdorsal intramedullary epidermoid with paraplegia: a case report

    Md. Atikur Rahman , Bipin Kumar Chaurasia , Md. Arif Hossain , Saequa Habib , Kanak Kanti Barua
    Intramedullary upperdorsal epidermoid tumor is very rare. As far as we know, a small number of epidermoid tumors in the spinal cord have been reported in the journal for a long time. Most of the time, the spinal cord epidermoids are intradural extramedullary. We are reporting a case of a 21-year-old young man with paraplegia and upper dorsal pain for 6 months with normal physical findings. Magnetic resonance imaging scan shows that spinal intramedullary space occupying lesions in the dorsal 2/3 (D2/3) level. Total clearance was accomplished by performing laminectomy. Day to day paraplegia... Read more
    Neuroimmunol Neuroinflammation 2018;5:14. | doi:10.20517/2347-8659.2017.57
    Published on: 23 Apr 2018  | Viewed:0  | Downloaded:0
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  • Commentary|Open Access

    Multiple sclerosis: depression and disability are globally shared issues of concern

    Victor M. Rivera
    Neuroimmunol Neuroinflammation 2018;5:12. | doi:10.20517/2347-8659.2018.16
    Published on: 18 Apr 2018  | Viewed:511  | Downloaded:6
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Acetaminophen metabolites p-aminophenol and AM404 inhibit microglial activation

    Wyatt T. Slattery , Andis Klegeris
    Aim: Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by cognitive decline, deposits of amyloid beta and neurofibrillary tangles. Inflammation facilitated by microglia, the resident immune cells of the brain, contribute to the pathogenesis of AD. Epidemiological data indicate that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which are cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibitors, reduce the risk of developing AD when administered over the course of two or more years. The mechanisms underlying this protective effect are unknown. Acetaminophen (paracetamol), which is not effective... Read more
    Neuroimmunol Neuroinflammation 2018;5:11. | doi:10.20517/2347-8659.2018.05
    Published on: 12 Apr 2018  | Viewed:278  | Downloaded:21
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  • Review|Open Access

    MicroRNA-126 is a prospective target for vascular disease

    Mei-Jie Qu , Jia-Ji Pan , Xiao-Jing Shi , Zhi-Jun Zhang , Yao-Hui Tang , Guo-Yuan Yang
    MicroRNA-126 was involved in angiogenesis during physiological and pathological process. It was mainly expressed in endothelial cells, and defined as a pivotal biological molecule associated with vascular disease. Increased microRNA-126 in endothelial cells promotes angiogenesis in ischemic stroke, repairs impaired endothelial cells in atherosclerosis, and attenuates vascular dysfunction in diabetics. By contrast, microRNA-126 transferred from endothelial cell to smooth muscle cells could lead to proliferation that induced intimal hyperplasia. Additionally, microRNA-126 could be a tumor... Read more
    Neuroimmunol Neuroinflammation 2018;5:10. | doi:10.20517/2347-8659.2018.01
    Published on: 9 Apr 2018  | Viewed:1509  | Downloaded:28
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Applying clustering coefficient to the pattern of international author collaboration in neuroimmunology and neuroinflammation

    Chen-Fang Hsu , Tsair-Wei Chien , Julie Chi Chow , Willy Chou
    Aim: To apply cluster coefficient (CC) to the pattern of international author collaborations in neuroimmunology and neuroinflammation using data from Medline and to visualize results using Google maps and social network analysis (SNA). Methods: Selecting 2799 abstracts, author names, countries, and keywords on January 22, 2018 from Medline based on keyword neuroimmunology (or neuroinflammation) within the article title since 1982, we reported following features: (1) nation distribution for the 1st author’s nationality; (2) eminent journals and authors in the field of neuroimmunology and... Read more
    Neuroimmunol Neuroinflammation 2018;5:9. | doi:10.20517/2347-8659.2018.03
    Published on: 30 Mar 2018  | Viewed:2105  | Downloaded:33
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Depression severity and its predictors among multiple sclerosis patients in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study

    Adel Ali Alhazzani , Mohammed Saeed Alqahtani , Hassan Ogran , Osamah Hussain Abuhawi , Abdulrahman Yahya Asiri , Ali Mohammed Al-Hanash , Reem Ali AlQahtany , Adel Ali Alfaifi , Abdullmgeed Abdullah Asiri , Muhannad Ali Asiri
    Aim: To assess depression severity among multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Methods: Our survey was carried out among a sample of 598 MS patients (35.8% were males and 64.2% were females) from all different regions of KSA. A self-administered questionnaire was used for data collection. The Chi-square test was applied to examine the association between demographic factors, depression severity and level of disability. Results: The mean age of patients at the time of diagnosis was 26.1 ± 7.9 years (range 15 to 60 years). The mean duration of the disease was 6.6 ± 4.8 years. More than quarter of... Read more
    Neuroimmunol Neuroinflammation 2018;5:8. | doi:10.20517/2347-8659.2017.55
    Published on: 23 Mar 2018  | Viewed:1807  | Downloaded:53
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Steroids and plasma exchange in Isaacs' syndrome with anti-Caspr2 antibodies

    Daniele Orsucci , Gianfranco Cafforio , Gianluca Moscato , Alessandro Napolitano , Marco Margelli , Monica Mazzoni
    Isaacs’ syndrome is a disease characterized by nerve hyperexcitability. The patients are commonly treated with symptomatic therapies and immunomodulatory approaches, but no clinical trials are available to date. Here, we report the case of an anti-Caspr2-positive patient, presenting with continuous muscle twitches and diffuse muscle pain. He experienced a nearly complete clinical response to intravenous high-dose steroids combined with plasma exchange, sustained for at least 1 year. Our experience suggests that methylprednisolone 1000 mg/day × 5 days and consecutive tapering followed by... Read more
    Neuroimmunol Neuroinflammation 2018;5:7. | doi:10.20517/2347-8659.2017.67
    Published on: 8 Mar 2018  | Viewed:4082  | Downloaded:74
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Hypodysfibrinogenemia in a young patient with recurrent strokes

    Daniele Orsucci , Stefania Salvetti , Marco Margelli , Michele Puglioli , Marco Vista , Monica Mazzoni
    Stroke is a complex disease, but in some instances is the direct result of a monogenic disease. Here we report the case of a 44-year-old Italian man who experienced recurrent transitory ischemic attacks and strokes. He also had right fetal-type posterior cerebral artery. He was diagnosed with congenital hypodysfibrinogenemia due to a mutation leading to a truncated fibrinogen gamma chain. Further studies are needed to better elucidate the links between fibrinogen dysfunction and stroke. Hypodysfibrinogenemia should be included among the monogenic diseases associated with ischemic stroke.... Read more
    Neuroimmunol Neuroinflammation 2018;5:6. | doi:10.20517/2347-8659.2017.66
    Published on: 7 Mar 2018  | Viewed:2742  | Downloaded:36
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  • Review|Open Access

    The role of ubiquitinated TDP-43 in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

    Yi Dong , Yan Chen
    Deposition of intracellular ubiquitin inclusion in motor neurons is one of the leading pathogenic mechanisms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The transactive response DNA binding protein-43 (TDP-43) is the main component of intracellular ubiquitin inclusion bodies in pathological deposits. TDP-43 is mainly distributed in the nucleus of neurons, and participates in nuclear RNA transcription, alternative splicing and mRNA stability regulation. The tardbp, as a coding gene, provides instructions for making TDP-43. After post-translational modification, the pathological TDP-43 induces... Read more
    Neuroimmunol Neuroinflammation 2018;5:5. | doi:10.20517/2347-8659.2017.47
    Published on: 26 Feb 2018  | Viewed:2732  | Downloaded:140
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  • Review|Open Access

    Clinical application of cerebrospinal fluid cytology in China

    Hong-Zhi Guan , Gang Zhao
    Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cytology is a fundamental test for the diagnosis of central nervous system (CNS) disease in neurological practice in China. CSF cytology provides diagnostic evidence in cases suspected of CNS infectious diseases, autoimmune encephalitis and CNS neoplastic disorders. Immunocytochemistry and flow cytometry make the cytological diagnosis more sensitive and specific. However, the diagnostic significance of CSF cytology should be interpreted and evaluated in the context of specific clinical backgrounds. Although molecular diagnostic techniques, including polymerase... Read more
    Neuroimmunol Neuroinflammation 2018;5:4. | doi:10.20517/2347-8659.2017.52
    Published on: 11 Feb 2018  | Viewed:2157  | Downloaded:55
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Progressive multifocal leukoencephalitis in a patient with sarcoidosis on hydroxychloroquine with negative cerebrospinal fluid testing for the John Cunningham virus

    Ovais Inamullah , Casey Farin , Linh Tran , Roger McLendon , Mark Skeen , Joel Morgenlander
    Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a severe demyelinating disease of the central nervous system caused by the John Cunningham (JC) virus typically seen in immuno-compromised patients. Several drugs that suppress that immune system have already been known to cause PML such as natalizumab and rituximab. We present a patient with sarcoidosis who develops PML in the rare setting of minimal immunosuppression with only hydroxychloroquine. There was significant delay in the diagnosis due to negative cerebrospinal fluid testing for JC virus and concern for neuro-sarcoidosis, but... Read more
    Neuroimmunol Neuroinflammation 2018;5:3. | doi:10.20517/2347-8659.2017.61
    Published on: 31 Jan 2018  | Viewed:2320  | Downloaded:56
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  • Review|Open Access

    Interactions between neurotropic pathogens, neuroinflammatory pathways, and autophagic neural cell death

    Priyadarshi Soumyaranjan Sahu , Eunice Ter
    In recent times, there has been a significant increase in studies focusing on immunological functions of autophagy, however, knowledge of its roles and regulations in the central nervous system remains unclear. Present reviews highlight the molecular cross talk between host cell autophagy with inflammatory pathways in the context of neuro-infections. Intracellular pathogens might have an ability to manipulate the autophagy regulation process. An augmented autophagy and inflammation at the site of infection is traditionally considered host protective. Moreover, host cell autophagy might also... Read more
    Neuroimmunol Neuroinflammation 2018;5:2. | doi:10.20517/2347-8659.2017.43
    Published on: 17 Jan 2018  | Viewed:4327  | Downloaded:219
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  • Letter to Editor|Open Access

    Deep learning based computer-aided diagnosis for neuroimaging data: focused review and future potential

    V. B. Surya Prasath
    Neuroimmunol Neuroinflammation 2018;5:1. | doi:10.20517/2347-8659.2017.68
    Published on: 12 Jan 2018  | Viewed:1046  | Downloaded:62
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  • Topic: Stroke|Open Access

    Inflammation and genetic factors in stroke pathogenesis

    Hua Su
    Neuroimmunol Neuroinflammation 2017;4:260-2. | doi:10.20517/2347-8659.2017.22
    Published on: 8 Dec 2017  | Viewed:862  | Downloaded:62
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  • Topic: Alzheimer’s Disease|Open Access

    Altered filamin A enables amyloid beta-induced tau hyperphosphorylation and neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s disease

    Lindsay H. Burns , Hoau-Yan Wang
    Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease with proteopathy characterized by abnormalities in amyloid beta (Aβ) and tau proteins. Defective amyloid and tau propagate and aggregate, leading to eventual amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. New data show that a third proteopathy, an altered conformation of the scaffolding protein filamin A (FLNA), is critically linked to the amyloid and tau pathologies in AD. Altered FLNA is pervasive in AD brain and without apparent aggregation. In a striking interdependence, altered FLNA is both induced by Aβ and required for two... Read more
    Neuroimmunol Neuroinflammation 2017;4:263-71. | doi:10.20517/2347-8659.2017.50
    Published on: 8 Dec 2017  | Viewed:2519  | Downloaded:80
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  • Letter to Editor|Open Access

    Transcranial magnetic stimulation for schizophrenia: potential and risks

    Peggy Bosch , Sujung Yeo , Heike Staudte , Pia Barisch , Sabina Lim , Maurits van den Noort
    Neuroimmunol Neuroinflammation 2017;4:258-9. | doi:10.20517/2347-8659.2017.48
    Published on: 6 Dec 2017  | Viewed:2366  | Downloaded:103
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  • Editorial|Open Access

    Neuron specific enolase is a potential target for regulating neuronal cell survival and death: implications in neurodegeneration and regeneration

    Rachel Polcyn , Mollie Capone , Azim Hossain , Denise Matzelle , Naren L. Banik , Azizul Haque
    Neuroimmunol Neuroinflammation 2017;4:254-7. | doi:10.20517/2347-8659.2017.59
    Published on: 6 Dec 2017  | Viewed:1002  | Downloaded:67
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Neuroprotection by minocycline in murine traumatic spinal cord injury: analyses of matrix metalloproteinases

    Tiffany Rice , Jennifer E.A. Larsen , Hui Li , Robert K. Nuttall , Peter H. Larsen , Steven Casha , John Hurlbert , Dylan R. Edwards , V. Wee Yong
    Aim: Minocycline has neuroprotective activities in several models of neurological disorders including spinal cord injury (SCI) where it prevents axonal loss and improves functional recovery. There are still gaps of knowledge on minocycline in SCI including whether it ameliorates neuronal loss at the focal site of trauma, and whether minocycline reduces the activity of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), a family of enzymes implicated in the pathophysiology of SCI. This study addressed these gaps. Methods: Mice were treated with either minocycline or vehicle control after a spinal cord... Read more
    Neuroimmunol Neuroinflammation 2017;4:243-53. | doi:10.20517/2347-8659.2017.51
    Published on: 28 Nov 2017  | Viewed:3593  | Downloaded:30
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Sparganosis of the brain: a case report and brief review

    Hai-Xia Li , Shi-Hai Luan , Wei Guo , Ling-Yang Hua , Hong-Da Zhu , Jiao-Jiao Deng , Hai-Liang Tang , Xian-Cheng Chen , Qing Xie , Ye Gong
    Human sparganosis is a rare disease often affecting muscle, subcutaneous tissue and other locations, but sparganosis invading the brain is rather rare. Cerebral sparganosis has no specific symptoms which makes the diagnosis quite difficult and is usually neglected in the clinic. Here the authors reported a case of a 29-year-old female who was diagnosed with cerebral sparganosis and underwent surgery in their department and a brief review of the literature was conducted as well. Read more
    Neuroimmunol Neuroinflammation 2017;4:238-42. | doi:10.20517/2347-8659.2017.16
    Published on: 20 Nov 2017  | Viewed:1535  | Downloaded:57
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