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  1. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder and the most common cause for dementia. There are many hypotheses about AD, including abnormal deposit of amyloid β (Aβ) protein in the extr...

    Authors: Xiaoguang Du, Xinyi Wang and Meiyu Geng

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2018 7:2

    Content type: Review

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  2. Rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD) are two distinct clinical diseases but they share some common pathological and anatomical characteristics. This study aims to confi...

    Authors: Ye Liu, Xiao-Ying Zhu, Xiao-Jin Zhang, Sheng-Han Kuo, William G. Ondo and Yun-Cheng Wu

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2017 6:35

    Content type: Research

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  3. In this mini-review, we summarize recent findings relating to the prion-like propagation of α-synuclein (α-syn) and the development of novel therapeutic strategies to target synucleinopathy in Parkinson’s dise...

    Authors: Daniel Kam Yin Chan, Ying Hua Xu, Luke Kar Man Chan, Nady Braidy and George D. Mellick

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2017 6:33

    Content type: Review

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  4. PINK1 (PTEN-induced putative kinase 1) gene is the causal gene for recessive familial type 6 of Parkinson’s disease (PARK6), which is an early-onset autosomal recessive inherited neurodegenerative disease. PIN...

    Authors: Ji-feng Guo, Ling-yan Yao, Qi-ying Sun, Yi-ting Cui, Yang Yang, Qian Xu, Xin-xiang Yan and Bei-sha Tang

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2017 6:34

    Content type: Research

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  5. Huntington’s Disease (HD) is a genetically dominant trinucleotide repeat disorder resulting from CAG repeats within the Huntingtin (HTT) gene exceeding a normal range (> 36 CAGs). Symptoms of the disease manif...

    Authors: Sebastian Aguiar, Bram van der Gaag and Francesco Albert Bosco Cortese

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2017 6:30

    Content type: Review

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  6. Tau vaccination and administration of anti-tau antibodies can prevent pathology and cognitive impairment in transgenic mouse models of tauopathy, suggesting that therapies which increase anti-tau antibodies mi...

    Authors: Andrea C. Klaver, Mary P. Coffey, David A. Bennett and David A. Loeffler

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2017 6:32

    Content type: Research

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  7. Excitotoxicity is a mechanism of foremost importance in the selective motor neuron degeneration characteristic of motor neuron disorders. Effective therapeutic strategies are an unmet need for these disorders....

    Authors: Rafael Lazo-Gomez and Ricardo Tapia

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2017 6:31

    Content type: Research

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  8. Extensive loss of donor neural stem cell (NSCs) due to ischemic stress and low rate of differentiation at the site of cell graft are two of the major issues that hamper optimal outcome in NSCs transplantation ...

    Authors: Parisa Tabeshmehr, Haider Kh Husnain, Mahin Salmannejad, Mahsa Sani, Seyed Mojtaba Hosseini and Mohammad Hossein Khorraminejad Shirazi

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2017 6:29

    Content type: Research

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  9. Gradual degeneration and loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra, pars compacta and subsequent reduction of dopamine levels in striatum are associated with motor deficits that characterize Parkins...

    Authors: Panchanan Maiti, Jayeeta Manna and Gary L. Dunbar

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2017 6:28

    Content type: Review

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  10. The clinical diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders based on phenotype is difficult in heterogeneous conditions with overlapping symptoms. It does not take into account the disease etiology or the highly var...

    Authors: Shirley Yin-Yu Pang, Kay-Cheong Teo, Jacob Shujui Hsu, Richard Shek-Kwan Chang, Miaoxin Li, Pak-Chung Sham and Shu-Leong Ho

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2017 6:27

    Content type: Review

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  11. Photophobia is a common symptom seen in many neurologic disorders, however, its pathophysiology remains unclear. Even the term is ambiguous. In this paper, we review the epidemiology and clinical manifestation...

    Authors: Yiwen Wu and Mark Hallett

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2017 6:26

    Content type: Review

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  12. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common age-dependent disease of dementia, and there is currently no cure available. This hallmark pathologies of AD are the presence of amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary ...

    Authors: Brati Das and Riqiang Yan

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2017 6:23

    Content type: Review

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  13. Traumatic brain injury is among the most common causes of death and disability in youth and young adults. In addition to the acute risk of morbidity with moderate to severe injuries, traumatic brain injury is ...

    Authors: Marcela Cruz-Haces, Jonathan Tang, Glen Acosta, Joseph Fernandez and Riyi Shi

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2017 6:20

    Content type: Review

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  14. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a chronic neurodegenerative disease, which is associated with learning and memory impairment in the elderly. Recent studies have found that treating AD in the way of chromatin remod...

    Authors: Shuang-shuang Yang, Rui Zhang, Gang Wang and Yong-fang Zhang

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2017 6:19

    Content type: Review

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  15. There is limited evidence on caregiver outcomes associated with mild cognitive impairment in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD-MCI) and the coping strategies used by these caregivers.

    Authors: Ann J. Jones, Roeline G. Kuijer, Leslie Livingston, Daniel Myall, Kyla Horne, Michael MacAskill, Toni Pitcher, Paul T. Barrett, Tim J. Anderson and John C. Dalrymple-Alford

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2017 6:17

    Content type: Research

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  16. Tremor is the most common movement disorder characterized by a rhythmical, involuntary oscillatory movement of a body part. Since distinct diseases can cause similar tremor manifestations and vice-versa, it is...

    Authors: Wei Chen, Franziska Hopfner, Jos Steffen Becktepe and Günther Deuschl

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2017 6:16

    Content type: Review

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  17. Subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN-DBS) is an effective treatment for Parkinson’s disease (PD), the predictive effect of levodopa responsiveness on surgical outcomes was confirmed by some studies,...

    Authors: Xin-Ling Su, Xiao-Guang Luo, Hong Lv, Jun Wang, Yan Ren and Zhi-Yi He

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2017 6:14

    Content type: Research

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  18. Mesencephalic astrocyte-derived neurotrophic factor (MANF) is a new candidate growth factor for dopaminergic neurons against endoplasmic reticulum stress (ER stress). HSP70 family, a chaperon like heat shock p...

    Authors: Hui Sun, Ming Jiang, Xing Fu, Qiong Cai, Jingxing Zhang, Yanxin Yin, Jia Guo, Lihua Yu, Yun Jiang, Yigang Liu, Liang Feng, Zhiyu Nie, Jianmin Fang and Lingjing Jin

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2017 6:12

    Content type: Research

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  19. Some studies have shown that low frequency stimulation (LFS, most commonly 60 Hz), compared to high frequency stimulation (HFS, most commonly 130 Hz), has beneficial effects, short-term or even long-term, on i...

    Authors: Tao Xie, Mahesh Padmanaban, Lisa Bloom, Ellen MacCracken, Breanna Bertacchi, Abraham Dachman and Peter Warnke

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2017 6:13

    Content type: Review

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  20. Recent studies have found that the functional catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene may be associated with the susceptibility to and pharmacotherapy of Parkinson’s disease (PD). In this case–control study, ...

    Authors: Yiwei Qian, Jiujiang Liu, Shaoqing Xu, Xiaodong Yang and Qin Xiao

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2017 6:11

    Content type: Research

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  21. Glutaminase 1 is a phosphate-activated metabolic enzyme that catalyzes the first step of glutaminolysis, which converts glutamine into glutamate. Glutamate is the major neurotransmitter of excitatory synapses,...

    Authors: Yuju Li, Justin Peer, Runze Zhao, Yinghua Xu, Beiqing Wu, Yi Wang, Changhai Tian, Yunlong Huang and Jialin Zheng

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2017 6:10

    Content type: Research

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  22. Two centuries ago in 1817, James Parkinson provided the first medical description of Parkinson’s disease, later refined by Jean-Martin Charcot in the mid-to-late 19th century to include the atypical parkinsoni...

    Authors: Usman Saeed, Jordana Compagnone, Richard I. Aviv, Antonio P. Strafella, Sandra E. Black, Anthony E. Lang and Mario Masellis

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2017 6:8

    Content type: Review

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  23. A hallmark of neurodegenerative proteinopathies is the formation of misfolded protein aggregates that cause cellular toxicity and contribute to cellular proteostatic collapse. Therapeutic options are currently...

    Authors: Patrick Sweeney, Hyunsun Park, Marc Baumann, John Dunlop, Judith Frydman, Ron Kopito, Alexander McCampbell, Gabrielle Leblanc, Anjli Venkateswaran, Antti Nurmi and Robert Hodgson

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2017 6:6

    Content type: Review

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  24. It is increasingly clear that in addition to myelin disruption, axonal degeneration may also represent a key pathology in multiple sclerosis (MS). Hence, elucidating the mechanisms of axonal degeneration may n...

    Authors: Gary Leung, Melissa Tully, Jonathan Tang, Shengxi Wu and Riyi Shi

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2017 6:5

    Content type: Research

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  25. Neurodegeneration of Parkinson’s disease (PD) starts in an insidious manner, 30–50% of dopaminergic neurons have been lost in the substantia nigra before clinical diagnosis. Prodromal stage of the disease, dur...

    Authors: Shu-Ying Liu, Piu Chan and A. Jon Stoessl

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2017 6:4

    Content type: Review

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  26. Exosomes are small vesicles secreted by most cell types including neurons that function in intercellular communication through transfer of their cargo or encapsulate and eliminate unnecessary cellular componen...

    Authors: Tingting Xiao, Weiwei Zhang, Bin Jiao, Chu-Zheng Pan, Xixi Liu and Lu Shen

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2017 6:3

    Content type: Review

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  27. Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a global health issue given the increasing prevalence rate and the limitations of drug effects. As a consequent, non-pharmacological interventions are of importance. Music therapy (...

    Authors: Rong Fang, Shengxuan Ye, Jiangtao Huangfu and David P. Calimag

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2017 6:2

    Content type: Review

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  28. L-3, 4-Dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-DOPA)-induced dyskinesia (LID) is a major clinical complication in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD). This debilitating side effect likely reflects aberrant compensator...

    Authors: Jing Pan and Huaibin Cai

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2017 6:1

    Content type: Review

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  29. Acute-onset neurodegenerative diseases in older patients are rare clinical cases, especially when the degeneration only affects specific regions of the nervous system. Several neurological disorders have been ...

    Authors: Alexander Schulz, Franziska Wagner, Martin Ungelenk, Ingo Kurth and Christoph Redecker

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2016 5:23

    Content type: Case report

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  30. Diabetes is the most common metabolic disease with many chronic complications, and cognitive disorders are one of the common complications in patients with diabetes. Previous studies have showed that autophagy...

    Authors: Zhu-Fei Guan, Xiu-Ling Zhou, Xiao-Ming Zhang, Yu Zhang, Yan-Mei Wang, Qi-Lin Guo, Gang Ji, Guo-Feng Wu, Na-Na Wang, Hao Yang, Zhong-Yu Yu, Hou-Guang Zhou, Jing-Chun Guo and Ying-Chao Liu

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2016 5:22

    Content type: Research

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  31. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an age-related and progressive neurodegenerative disease that causes substantial public health care burdens. Intensive efforts have been made to find effective and safe treatment ag...

    Authors: Bei Zhang, Qiongqiong Li, Xingkun Chu, Suya Sun and Shengdi Chen

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2016 5:21

    Content type: Research

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  32. Amyloid plaques are pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and biomarkers such as cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) β-amyloid 1–42 (Aβ1-42) and amyloid positron emission tomographic (PET) imaging are impor...

    Authors: Maowen Ba, Min Kong, Xiaofeng Li, Kok Pin Ng, Pedro Rosa-Neto and Serge Gauthier

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2016 5:20

    Content type: Review

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  33. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is referring to the multi-systemic α-synucleinopathy with Lewy bodies deposited in midbrain. In ageing, the environmental and genetic factors work together and overactive major histoco...

    Authors: Li Chen, Mingshu Mo, Guangning Li, Luan Cen, Lei Wei, Yousheng Xiao, Xiang Chen, Shaomin Li, Xinling Yang, Shaogang Qu and Pingyi Xu

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2016 5:16

    Content type: Review

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  34. Dopamine transporter based imaging has high diagnostic performance in distinguishing patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) from patients with non-Parkinsonian syndromes. Our previous study indicated that the ...

    Authors: Wenyan Kang, Fangyi Dong, Dunhui Li, Thomas J. Quinn, Shengdi Chen and Jun Liu

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2016 5:15

    Content type: Research

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  35. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease, which is characterized by loss of dopaminergic (DA) neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta and the formation of Lewy bodies ...

    Authors: Qingsong Hu and Guanghui Wang

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2016 5:14

    Content type: Review

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  36. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic, progressive and debilitating disease, which affects over 2.5 million people in China. PD is characterized clinically by resting tremor, muscular rigidity, bradykinesia an...

    Authors: Shengdi Chen, Piu Chan, Shenggang Sun, Haibo Chen, Baorong Zhang, Weidong Le, Chunfeng Liu, Guoguang Peng, Beisha Tang, Lijuan Wang, Yan Cheng, Ming Shao, Zhenguo Liu, Zhenfu Wang, Xiaochun Chen, Mingwei Wang…

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2016 5:12

    Content type: Review

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  37. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a common heterogeneous neurodegenerative disorder in elder population. Parkinson’s disease dementia (PDD) is one of the most common non-motor manifestations in PD patients. No compr...

    Authors: Yaqian Xu, Jing Yang and Huifang Shang

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2016 5:11

    Content type: Review

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