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  1. Content type: Research

    A significant number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder suffer a loss of previously-acquired skills, suggesting neurodegeneration or a type of progressive encephalopathy with an etiological ba...

    Authors: Brian S Hooker

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2014 3:16

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    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in Translational Neurodegeneration 2014 3:22

  2. Content type: Research

    Progressive cognitive decline is a feature of Huntington’s disease (HD), an inherited neurodegenerative movement disorder. Comprehensive neuropsychological testing is the ‘gold standard’ to establish cognitive...

    Authors: Eng A Toh, Michael R MacAskill, John C Dalrymple-Alford, Daniel J Myall, Leslie Livingston, Sandy AD Macleod and Tim J Anderson

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2014 3:15

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  3. Content type: Case report

    Hemiballism-hemichorea (HB-HC) is commonly used to describe the basal ganglion dysfunction in non-ketotic hyperglycemic elderly patients. Here we report two elderly female patients with acute onset of involunt...

    Authors: Yuyan Tan, Xiaoyu Xin, Qin Xiao, Shengdi Chen, Li Cao and Huidong Tang

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2014 3:14

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  4. Content type: Research

    Cardiovascular risk factors (CRF) were widely described as related to dementia. There are very few studies regarding this association in FTD. The objective of the study was to compare the frequency of CRF in o...

    Authors: Angel Golimstok, Nuria Cámpora, Juan I Rojas, María C Fernandez, Cristina Elizondo, Enrique Soriano and Edgardo Cristiano

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2014 3:13

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  5. Content type: Review

    Progress has been made in understanding the genetics and molecular biology of frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Targets for intervention have been identified, therapies are being developed, and clinical trials ar...

    Authors: Justin B Miller, Sarah J Banks, Gabriel C Léger and Jeffrey L Cummings

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2014 3:12

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  6. Content type: Research

    To evaluate the non-inferiority of pramipexole extended-release (ER) versus immediate-release (IR) in Chinese patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in a double-blind, randomized, parallel-group study.

    Authors: Ying Wang, Shenggang Sun, Suiqiang Zhu, Chunfeng Liu, Yiming Liu, Qing Di, Huifang Shang, Yan Ren, Changhong Lu, Mark Forrest Gordon, Nolwenn Juhel and Shengdi Chen

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2014 3:11

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  7. Content type: Review

    Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s disease (PD), Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and retinal degeneration have been studied extensively and varying molecular mechanism...

    Authors: Shweta Modgil, Debomoy K Lahiri, Vijay L Sharma and Akshay Anand

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2014 3:9

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  8. Content type: Research

    Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia. At the present time, however, AD still lacks effective treatments. Our recent studies showed that chronic treatment with anesthetic propofol attenu...

    Authors: Yiying Zhang, Haijun Shao, Yuanlin Dong, Celeste A Swain, Buwei Yu, Weiming Xia and Zhongcong Xie

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2014 3:8

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  9. Content type: Review

    Hyperphosphorylation of the tau protein leading to the formation of neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) is a common feature in a wide range of neurodegenerative diseases known as tauopathies, which include Alzheime...

    Authors: Eduardo Rigon Zimmer, Antoine Leuzy, Venkat Bhat, Serge Gauthier and Pedro Rosa-Neto

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2014 3:6

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  10. Content type: Review

    Cognitive impairments are highly prevalent in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and can substantially affect a patient’s quality of life. These impairments remain difficult to manage with current clinical therapies, bu...

    Authors: Danielle K Murray, Matthew A Sacheli, Janice J Eng and A Jon Stoessl

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2014 3:5

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  11. Content type: Review

    Adult-onset autosomal dominant leukodystrophy (ADLD) is a progressive and fatal hereditary demyelination disorder characterized initially by autonomic dysfunction and loss of myelin in the central nervous syst...

    Authors: Shu-Ting Lin, Mary Y Heng, Louis J Ptáček and Ying-Hui Fu

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2014 3:4

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  12. Content type: Review

    Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an effective surgical treatment for medication-refractory movement disorders, and has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for treatment of dystonia. ...

    Authors: Wei Hu and Matt Stead

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2014 3:2

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  13. Content type: Research

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is defined by standardized criteria of qualitative impairments in social interaction, qualitative impairments in communication, and restricted and stereotyped patterns of behavio...

    Authors: David A Geier, Brian S Hooker, Janet K Kern, Paul G King, Lisa K Sykes and Mark R Geier

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2013 2:25

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  14. Content type: Research

    Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common dementia, is characterized by potentially neurotoxic aggregation of Aβ peptide and tau protein, and their deposition as amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles (NF...

    Authors: Shuk Wai Ho, Yuk Tung Chanel Tsui, Ting Ting Wong, Stanley Kwok-Kuen Cheung, William B Goggins, Lau Ming Yi, Kwok Kin Cheng and Larry Baum

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2013 2:24

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  15. Content type: Research

    Parkinson’s disease characterized by oxidative stress and mitochondrial damage in the pars compacta of substantia nigra remains a challenge to manage with an added disadvantage of side effects of L-levo dopa, ...

    Authors: Uvarajan Sampath and Vanisree Arambakkam Janardhanam

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2013 2:23

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  16. Content type: Review

    For the last 50 years, levodopa has been the cornerstone of Parkinson’s disease management. However, a majority of patients develop motor complications a few years after therapy onset. Deep brain stimulation h...

    Authors: Raja Mehanna and Eugene C Lai

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2013 2:22

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  17. Content type: Short report

    The accumulation and aggregation of alpha-synuclein (α-syn) in several tissue including the brain is a major pathological hallmark in Parkinson’s disease (PD). In this study, we show that α-syn can be taken up...

    Authors: Nady Braidy, Wei-Ping Gai, Ying Hua Xu, Perminder Sachdev, Gilles J Guillemin, Xing-Mai Jiang, J William O Ballard, Martin P Horan, Zhi Ming Fang, Beng H Chong and DanielKam Yin Chan

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2013 2:20

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  18. Content type: Review

    This review is to analyze the role of National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) on the development of basic research of Parkinson’s disease from 1990 to 2012. Data on the total number of projects and...

    Authors: Heqi Cao, Gang Chen and Erdan Dong

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2013 2:18

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  19. Content type: Review

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurological disorder in which a significant number of children experience a developmental regression characterized by a loss of previously-acquired skills and abilities. Lo...

    Authors: Janet K Kern, David A Geier, Lisa K Sykes and Mark R Geier

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2013 2:17

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  20. Content type: Review

    α-Synucleinopathies are a subgroup of neurodegenerative diseases including dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and Parkinson’s disease (PD). Pathologically, these disorders can be characterized by the presence of ...

    Authors: Toru Yasuda, Yasuto Nakata, Chi-Jing Choong and Hideki Mochizuki

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2013 2:16

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  21. Content type: Review

    Presenilins (PSs) are the catalytic core of γ-secretase complex. However, the mechanism of FAD-associated PS mutations in AD pathogenesis still remains elusive. Here we review the general biology and mechanism...

    Authors: Shuting Zhang, Mingming Zhang, Fang Cai and Weihong Song

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2013 2:15

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  22. Content type: Research

    We aimed to evaluate the frequency of various types of B and T cells expressing CD21, CD32, and CD35 in multiple sclerosis (MS) clinical courses.

    Authors: Ali Zandieh, Maryam Izad, Mohammad Fakhri, Hamed Amirifard, Zahra Khazaeipour and Mohammad Hosein Harirchian

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2013 2:14

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  23. Content type: Review

    Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a synucleinopathy-induced chronic progressive neurodegenerative disorder, worldwide affecting about 5 million humans. As of yet, actual therapies are symptomatic, and neuroprotectiv...

    Authors: Johannes PJM de Munter, Chongsik Lee and Erik Ch Wolters

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2013 2:13

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  24. Content type: Research

    The short-term benefits of bilateral stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) in patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease (PD) are well documented, but long-term benefits are still uncertain. The aim of ...

    Authors: Dianyou Li, Chunyan Cao, Jing Zhang, Shikun Zhan, Shengdi Chen and Bomin Sun

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2013 2:11

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  25. Content type: Case report

    Lack of the fragile X mental retardation protein leads to Fragile X syndrome (FXS) while increased levels of FMR1 mRNA, as those observed in premutation carriers can lead to Fragile X- associated tremor ataxia sy...

    Authors: Dalyir I Pretto, Michael R Hunsaker, Christopher L Cunningham, Claudia M Greco, Randi J Hagerman, Stephen C Noctor, Deborah A Hall, Paul J Hagerman and Flora Tassone

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2013 2:10

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  26. Content type: Research

    To quantitatively evaluate severity of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) for vascular dementia (VD). Changes of 51 patients with VD in BPSD between the first and 24th week were assessed ...

    Authors: Wei-Dong Pan, Sohei Yoshida, Qian Liu, Chun-Lan Wu, Jun Wang, Jin Zhu and Ding-Fang Cai

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2013 2:9

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  27. Content type: Review

    Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) was initially identified and confirmed primarily by pathology, but is soon to be incorporated into the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual criteria as a clinical disease entity. D...

    Authors: Yue Huang and Glenda Halliday

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2013 2:4

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  28. Content type: Research

    Many daily activities involve intrinsic or extrinsic goal-directed eye and hand movements. An extensive visuomotor coordination network including nigro-striatal pathways is required for efficient timing and po...

    Authors: Danya Muilwijk, Simone Verheij, Johan JM Pel, Agnita JW Boon and Johannes van der Steen

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2013 2:1

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  29. Content type: Research

    Both hyposmia and substania nigra (SN) hyperechogenicity on trascranial sonography (TCS) were risk markers for idiopathic Parkinson’s disease (PD), which was beneficial to the differential diagnosis of the dis...

    Authors: Wei Chen, Yu-Yan Tan, Yun-Yun Hu, Wei-Wei Zhan, Li Wu, Yue Lou, Xi Wang, Yi Zhou, Pei Huang, Yuan Gao, Qin Xiao and Sheng-Di Chen

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2012 1:25

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  30. Content type: Review

    In addition to senile plaques and cerebral amyloid angiopathy, the hyperphosphorylation of tau protein and formation of intraneuronal neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) represents another neuropathological hallmar...

    Authors: Yale Duan, Suzhen Dong, Feng Gu, Yinghe Hu and Zheng Zhao

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2012 1:24

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  31. Content type: Review

    Wilson disease is an autosomal recessive disorder of copper metabolism. Diagnosis depends primarily on clinical features, biochemical parameters and the presence of the Kayser-Fleischer ring. Genetic analysis ...

    Authors: Qin-Yun Dong and Zhi-Ying Wu

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2012 1:23

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  32. Content type: Research

    Our study aimed to investigate the prevalence of cognitive impairment(CI) and the associated risk factors among elderly people in Shanghai urban area, China.

    Authors: Jun-Peng Zhuang, Gang Wang, Qi Cheng, Li-Ling Wang, Rong Fang, Li-Hua Liu, Ran Xiong, Yu Zhang, Ya-Xing Gui, Wen-Yan Kang, Hui-Dong Tang and Sheng-Di Chen

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2012 1:22

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  33. Content type: Review

    Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that impairs mainly the memory and cognitive function in elderly. Extracellular beta amyloid deposition and intracellular tau hyperphosphorylation are t...

    Authors: Yang Hong-Qi, Sun Zhi-Kun and Chen Sheng-Di

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2012 1:21

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  34. Content type: Research

    Amyloid beta peptide (Aβ) is the main component of extraneuronal senile plaques typical of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) brains. Although Aβ is produced by normal neurons, it is shown to accumulate in large amounts...

    Authors: Lin Zheng, Angel Cedazo-Minguez, Martin Hallbeck, Fredrik Jerhammar, Jan Marcusson and Alexei Terman

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2012 1:19

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