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Title : Combining Mini-Mental State Examination and Montreal Cognitive Assessment for assessing the clinical efficacy of cholinesterase inhibitors in mild Alzheimer's disease: a pilot study - Furneri_2024_Aging.Clin.Exp.Res_36_95
Author(s) : Furneri G , Varrasi S , Guerrera CS , Platania GA , Torre V , Boccaccio FM , Testa MF , Martelli F , Privitera A , Razza G , Santagati M , Di Nuovo S , Pirrone C , Castellano S , Caraci F , Monastero R
Ref : Aging Clin Exp Res , 36 :95 , 2024
Abstract : Current drugs for Alzheimer's Disease (AD), such as cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEIs), exert only symptomatic activity. Different psychometric tools are needed to assess cognitive and non-cognitive dimensions during pharmacological treatment. In this pilot study, we monitored 33 mild-AD patients treated with ChEIs. Specifically, we evaluated the effects of 6 months (Group 1=17 patients) and 9 months (Group 2=16 patients) of ChEIs administration on cognition with the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), and the Frontal Assessment Battery (FAB), while depressive symptoms were measured with the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS). After 6 months (Group 1), a significant decrease in MoCA performance was detected. After 9 months (Group 2), a significant decrease in MMSE, MoCA, and FAB performance was observed. ChEIs did not modify depressive symptoms. Overall, our data suggest MoCA is a potentially useful tool for evaluating the effectiveness of ChEIs.
ESTHER : Furneri_2024_Aging.Clin.Exp.Res_36_95
PubMedSearch : Furneri_2024_Aging.Clin.Exp.Res_36_95
PubMedID: 38630416

Title : An inflammatory and trophic disconnect biomarker profile revealed in Down syndrome plasma: Relation to cognitive decline and longitudinal evaluation - Iulita_2016_Alzheimers.Dement_12_1132
Author(s) : Iulita MF , Ower A , Barone C , Pentz R , Gubert P , Romano C , Cantarella RA , Elia F , Buono S , Recupero M , Castellano S , Bosco P , Di Nuovo S , Drago F , Caraci F , Cuello AC
Ref : Alzheimers Dement , 12 :1132 , 2016
Abstract : INTRODUCTION: Given that Alzheimer's pathology develops silently over decades in Down syndrome (DS), prognostic biomarkers of dementia are a major need.
METHODS: We investigated the plasma levels of Abeta, proNGF, tPA, neuroserpin, metallo-proteases and inflammatory molecules in 31 individuals with DS (with and without dementia) and in 31 healthy controls. We examined associations between biomarkers and cognitive decline.
RESULTS: Abeta40 and Abeta42 were elevated in DS plasma compared to controls, even in DS individuals without dementia. Plasma Abeta correlated with the rate of cognitive decline across 2 years. ProNGF, MMP-1, MMP-3, MMP-9 activity, TNF-alpha, IL-6, and IL-10 were higher in DS plasma, even at AD-asymptomatic stages. Declining plasma Abeta42 and increasing proNGF levels correlated with cognitive decline. A combined measure of Abeta and inflammatory molecules was a strong predictor of prospective cognitive deterioration.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings support the combination of plasma and cognitive assessments for the identification of DS individuals at risk of dementia.
ESTHER : Iulita_2016_Alzheimers.Dement_12_1132
PubMedSearch : Iulita_2016_Alzheimers.Dement_12_1132
PubMedID: 27452424

Title : Sequence and comparative analysis of the chicken genome provide unique perspectives on vertebrate evolution - Hillier_2004_Nature_432_695
Author(s) : Hillier LW , Miller W , Birney E , Warren W , Hardison RC , Ponting CP , Bork P , Burt DW , Groenen MA , Delany ME , Dodgson JB , Chinwalla AT , Cliften PF , Clifton SW , Delehaunty KD , Fronick C , Fulton RS , Graves TA , Kremitzki C , Layman D , Magrini V , McPherson JD , Miner TL , Minx P , Nash WE , Nhan MN , Nelson JO , Oddy LG , Pohl CS , Randall-Maher J , Smith SM , Wallis JW , Yang SP , Romanov MN , Rondelli CM , Paton B , Smith J , Morrice D , Daniels L , Tempest HG , Robertson L , Masabanda JS , Griffin DK , Vignal A , Fillon V , Jacobbson L , Kerje S , Andersson L , Crooijmans RP , Aerts J , van der Poel JJ , Ellegren H , Caldwell RB , Hubbard SJ , Grafham DV , Kierzek AM , McLaren SR , Overton IM , Arakawa H , Beattie KJ , Bezzubov Y , Boardman PE , Bonfield JK , Croning MD , Davies RM , Francis MD , Humphray SJ , Scott CE , Taylor RG , Tickle C , Brown WR , Rogers J , Buerstedde JM , Wilson SA , Stubbs L , Ovcharenko I , Gordon L , Lucas S , Miller MM , Inoko H , Shiina T , Kaufman J , Salomonsen J , Skjoedt K , Ka-Shu Wong G , Wang J , Liu B , Yu J , Yang H , Nefedov M , Koriabine M , deJong PJ , Goodstadt L , Webber C , Dickens NJ , Letunic I , Suyama M , Torrents D , von Mering C , Zdobnov EM , Makova K , Nekrutenko A , Elnitski L , Eswara P , King DC , Yang S , Tyekucheva S , Radakrishnan A , Harris RS , Chiaromonte F , Taylor J , He J , Rijnkels M , Griffiths-Jones S , Ureta-Vidal A , Hoffman MM , Severin J , Searle SM , Law AS , Speed D , Waddington D , Cheng Z , Tuzun E , Eichler E , Bao Z , Flicek P , Shteynberg DD , Brent MR , Bye JM , Huckle EJ , Chatterji S , Dewey C , Pachter L , Kouranov A , Mourelatos Z , Hatzigeorgiou AG , Paterson AH , Ivarie R , Brandstrom M , Axelsson E , Backstrom N , Berlin S , Webster MT , Pourquie O , Reymond A , Ucla C , Antonarakis SE , Long M , Emerson JJ , Betran E , Dupanloup I , Kaessmann H , Hinrichs AS , Bejerano G , Furey TS , Harte RA , Raney B , Siepel A , Kent WJ , Haussler D , Eyras E , Castelo R , Abril JF , Castellano S , Camara F , Parra G , Guigo R , Bourque G , Tesler G , Pevzner PA , Smit A , Fulton LA , Mardis ER , Wilson RK
Ref : Nature , 432 :695 , 2004
Abstract : We present here a draft genome sequence of the red jungle fowl, Gallus gallus. Because the chicken is a modern descendant of the dinosaurs and the first non-mammalian amniote to have its genome sequenced, the draft sequence of its genome--composed of approximately one billion base pairs of sequence and an estimated 20,000-23,000 genes--provides a new perspective on vertebrate genome evolution, while also improving the annotation of mammalian genomes. For example, the evolutionary distance between chicken and human provides high specificity in detecting functional elements, both non-coding and coding. Notably, many conserved non-coding sequences are far from genes and cannot be assigned to defined functional classes. In coding regions the evolutionary dynamics of protein domains and orthologous groups illustrate processes that distinguish the lineages leading to birds and mammals. The distinctive properties of avian microchromosomes, together with the inferred patterns of conserved synteny, provide additional insights into vertebrate chromosome architecture.
ESTHER : Hillier_2004_Nature_432_695
PubMedSearch : Hillier_2004_Nature_432_695
PubMedID: 15592404
Gene_locus related to this paper: chick-a0a1d5pmd9 , chick-b3tzb3 , chick-BCHE , chick-cb043 , chick-d3wgl5 , chick-e1bsm0 , chick-e1bvq6 , chick-e1bwz0 , chick-e1bwz1 , chick-e1byn1 , chick-e1bz81 , chick-e1c0z8 , chick-e1c7p7 , chick-f1nby4 , chick-f1ncz8 , chick-f1ndp3 , chick-f1nep4 , chick-f1nj68 , chick-f1njg6 , chick-f1njk4 , chick-f1njs4 , chick-f1njs5 , chick-f1nk87 , chick-f1nmx9 , chick-f1ntp8 , chick-f1nvg7 , chick-f1nwf2 , chick-f1p1l1 , chick-f1p3j5 , chick-f1p4c6 , chick-f1p508 , chick-fas , chick-h9l0k6 , chick-nlgn1 , chick-NLGN3 , chick-q5f3h8 , chick-q5zhm0 , chick-q5zi81 , chick-q5zij5 , chick-q5zin0 , chick-thyro , chick-f1nrq2 , chick-e1byd4 , chick-e1c2h6 , chick-a0a1d5pk92 , chick-a0a1d5pzg7 , chick-f1nbc2 , chick-f1nf25 , chick-f1nly5 , chick-f1p4h5 , chick-f1nzi7 , chick-f1p5k3 , chick-f1nm35 , chick-a0a1d5pl11 , chick-a0a1d5pj73 , chick-f1nxu6 , chick-a0a1d5nwc0 , chick-e1bxs8 , chick-f1p2g7 , chick-f1nd96

Title : Genome duplication in the teleost fish Tetraodon nigroviridis reveals the early vertebrate proto-karyotype - Jaillon_2004_Nature_431_946
Author(s) : Jaillon O , Aury JM , Brunet F , Petit JL , Stange-Thomann N , Mauceli E , Bouneau L , Fischer C , Ozouf-Costaz C , Bernot A , Nicaud S , Jaffe D , Fisher S , Lutfalla G , Dossat C , Segurens B , Dasilva C , Salanoubat M , Levy M , Boudet N , Castellano S , Anthouard V , Jubin C , Castelli V , Katinka M , Vacherie B , Biemont C , Skalli Z , Cattolico L , Poulain J , de Berardinis V , Cruaud C , Duprat S , Brottier P , Coutanceau JP , Gouzy J , Parra G , Lardier G , Chapple C , McKernan KJ , McEwan P , Bosak S , Kellis M , Volff JN , Guigo R , Zody MC , Mesirov J , Lindblad-Toh K , Birren B , Nusbaum C , Kahn D , Robinson-Rechavi M , Laudet V , Schachter V , Quetier F , Saurin W , Scarpelli C , Wincker P , Lander ES , Weissenbach J , Roest Crollius H
Ref : Nature , 431 :946 , 2004
Abstract : Tetraodon nigroviridis is a freshwater puffer fish with the smallest known vertebrate genome. Here, we report a draft genome sequence with long-range linkage and substantial anchoring to the 21 Tetraodon chromosomes. Genome analysis provides a greatly improved fish gene catalogue, including identifying key genes previously thought to be absent in fish. Comparison with other vertebrates and a urochordate indicates that fish proteins have diverged markedly faster than their mammalian homologues. Comparison with the human genome suggests approximately 900 previously unannotated human genes. Analysis of the Tetraodon and human genomes shows that whole-genome duplication occurred in the teleost fish lineage, subsequent to its divergence from mammals. The analysis also makes it possible to infer the basic structure of the ancestral bony vertebrate genome, which was composed of 12 chromosomes, and to reconstruct much of the evolutionary history of ancient and recent chromosome rearrangements leading to the modern human karyotype.
ESTHER : Jaillon_2004_Nature_431_946
PubMedSearch : Jaillon_2004_Nature_431_946
PubMedID: 15496914
Gene_locus related to this paper: tetng-3neur , tetng-4neur , tetng-ACHE , tetng-BCHE , tetng-h3cfz4 , tetng-h3ci57 , tetng-h3cl30 , tetng-h3cnh2 , tetng-nlgn2b , tetng-h3czr1 , tetng-h3dbr5 , tetng-nlgn2a , tetng-nlgn3b , tetng-q4ref8 , tetng-q4rjp3 , tetng-q4rjy3 , tetng-q4rk53 , tetng-q4rk63 , tetng-q4rk66 , tetng-q4rkk3 , tetng-q4rli3 , tetng-q4rn09 , tetng-q4rqj4 , tetng-q4rqz6 , tetng-q4rr22 , tetng-q4rru9 , tetng-q4rtq6 , tetng-q4rvf8 , tetng-q4rwa0 , tetng-q4rx90 , tetng-q4ryv8 , tetng-q4ryz3 , tetng-q4s0h8 , tetng-q4s5x0 , tetng-q4s6r1 , tetng-q4s6t6 , tetng-q4s7e3 , tetng-q4s7x6 , tetng-q4s8t5 , tetng-q4s9w9 , tetng-q4s050 , tetng-q4s091 , tetng-q4s144 , tetng-q4s309 , tetng-q4s578 , tetng-q4sal4 , tetng-q4sbm6 , tetng-q4sbp0 , tetng-q4sbu0 , tetng-q4sd49 , tetng-q4ser6 , tetng-q4sfm7 , tetng-q4sgm5 , tetng-q4sgv2 , tetng-q4sh74 , tetng-q4shl7 , tetng-q4si60 , tetng-q4sie5 , tetng-q4sku6 , tetng-q4smu0 , tetng-q4smy3 , tetng-q4snp0 , tetng-q4snq3 , tetng-q4spa7 , tetng-q4spq0 , tetng-q4sqr3 , tetng-q4sty0 , tetng-q4suu2 , tetng-q4suz1 , tetng-q4sxh3 , tetng-q4syn6 , tetng-q4szk0 , tetng-q4szy0 , tetng-q4t3m9 , tetng-q4t4a1 , tetng-q4t6m1 , tetng-q4t7r6 , tetng-q4t173 , tetng-q4t826 , tetng-q4t920 , tetng-q4ta33 , tetng-q4tab8 , tetng-q4tb62 , tetng-q4tbe2 , tetng-h3dbw2 , tetng-h3cpc8 , tetng-h3cjy0 , tetng-h3d966 , tetng-h3d3e3 , tetng-h3d961 , tetng-h3ctg6 , tetng-h3dde8 , tetng-h3dde9 , tetng-h3det9 , tetng-h3cre8 , tetng-h3dfb4 , tetng-h3clj8