In human brain, the enzyme MAO-B is primarily located in astrocytes. L-deprenyl binds to MAO-B and autoradiography with 3H-L-deprenyl has been used to map astrocytosis in vitro. Motor neuron loss in ALS is accompanied by astrocytosis and astrocytes may play an active role in the neurodegenerative process. Deuterium-substituted [11C](L)-deprenyl PET provides an opportunity to localize astrocytosis in vivo in the brain of patients with ALS.
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The mechanism of 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-induced toxicity to isolated hepatocytes was studied. MPTP was more toxic to hepatocytes than its major metabolite, 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridine (MPP+); this may, in part, be explained by the lesser permeability of the hepatocyte plasma membrane to the cation compared to its parent compound, MPTP. Loss of cell viability was preceded by plasma membrane bleb formation and disturbance of intracellular Ca2+ homeostasis. MPTP caused a rapid depletion of the mitochondrial Ca2+ pool which was followed by a marked and sustained elevation of cytosolic free Ca2+ concentration. This increase of cytosolic Ca2+ level appeared to be associated with the impairment of the cell's Ca2+ extrusion system since the plasma membrane Ca2+-ATPase was markedly inhibited in MPTP-treated hepatocytes. Preincubation of hepatocytes with inhibitors of monoamine oxidase type B, but not A, protected the cells from MPTP-induced cytotoxicity. Moreover, the monoamine oxidase B inhibitor, pargyline, prevented the rise in cytosolic free Ca2+ concentration and partially protected the plasma membrane Ca2+-ATPase from inhibition by MPTP. As observed with MPTP, MPP+ caused an extensive loss of mitochondrial Ca2+ and significantly decreased the rate of Ca2+ efflux from hepatocytes. However, MPP+ was without effect on the plasma membrane Ca2+-ATPase. In conclusion, our studies demonstrate that MPTP caused a substantial elevation of cytosolic Ca2+ which preceded loss of cell viability and we propose that calcium ions are of major importance in the mechanism of MPTP- and MPP+-induced toxicity in hepatocytes.
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Less than a consensus exists as to whether chronic treatment with selegiline in combination with levodopa/carbidopa in patients with Parkinson's disease, is associated with more pronounced orthostatic hypotension than treatment with levodopa/carbidopa alone. To resolve this issue, we compared orthostatic tolerance and autonomic reflexes in 95 patients with Parkinson's disease treated chronically with either selegiline alone (n = 10), levodopa/carbidopa alone (n = 49) or both agents combined (n = 36). Supine heart rate and blood pressure, autonomic cardiovascular reflexes and the frequency and magnitude of orthostatic hypotension were similar in all three treatment groups.
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In the present work, 15 new N'-(arylidene)-4-(1-(prop-2-yn-1-yl)-1H-benzo[d]imidazol-2-yl)benzohydrazide (4a-4o) were designed and synthesized. The structures of the synthesized compounds were elucidated using FT-IR, (1)H-NMR, (13)C-NMR, and HRMS spectral data. The inhibitory activity of the compounds 4a-4o against hMAO-A and hMAO-B enzymes was evaluated by using in vitro Amlex Red(®) reagent based fluorometric method. Due to lots of high-cost kits including this assay, we determined the ingredients of the kits from the data sheets of several suppliers, and adjusted a protocol by working with various concentrations and volumes of these ingredients. As a result, a fast and sensitive assay was applied as in the commercially available MAO kits with lower costs and clearer ingredients than those of the kits. The enzyme inhibition assay revealed that synthesized compounds have selective inhibition potency against hMAO-B. The compound 4e and 4f displayed IC50 values of 0.075 μM and 0.136 μM against hMAO-B, respectively. The reference drugs selegiline (IC50 = 0.040 μM) and rasagiline (IC50 = 0.066 μM) also displayed a significant inhibition against hMAO-B. The enzyme kinetic study was performed in order to observe the effect of the most active compound 4e on substrate-enzyme relationship and non-competitive inhibition of hMAO-B was determined. Cytotoxicity and genotoxicity studies were carried out and the compound 4e was found as non-cytotoxic and non-genotixic. Theoretical calculation of ADME properties suggested that compound 4e may have a good pharmacokinetic profile. The docking study of compound 4e revealed that there is a strong interaction between the active sites of hMAO-B and analyzed compound.
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The Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) is primarily composed of an investigator-derived objective rating of motor function and a patient-derived assessment of activities of daily living (ADL). Using a stringent definition of placebo effect, we examined the frequency, temporal development, and stability of improvements during placebo treatment over 6 months in a large placebo-controlled trial of deprenyl and tocopherol in early Parkinson's disease (DATATOP). One hundred ninety-nine subjects received placebo treatment in the randomized, multicenter, placebo-controlled DATATOP study. We compared the baseline UPDRS motor section scores with follow-up scores at 4, 13, and 26 weeks. Placebo-associated improvement was defined as an improvement over baseline score in motor UPDRS of at least 50% or a change in at least two motor items at any one visit by two or more points. Seventeen percent of the 185 subjects who qualified for analysis met the placebo response criteria. The group prevalence of response was steady (7% to 10%) at any one visit without a marked predominance of an early study effect. Older subjects with more motor impairment at baseline were most likely to show a placebo-associated improvement. ADL scores were low throughout the study, and ADL improvements did not identify the subjects with objectively defined placebo-associated improvement. Prominent improvements in investigator-derived objective measures of Parkinson's disease motor impairment occur during clinical trials, including one that was not aimed at showing improved short-term efficacy. Although the notion of placebo effect often implies patient-based perceptions, we found subjective changes to be infrequent in placebo-treated patients, suggesting that either: (1) the placebo effect was rater-driven; (2) the ADL questionnaire is insensitive to transient but objectively demonstrable motor changes; or (3) that the objective changes, albeit major, are within the realm of natural variation in the UPDRS motor scale from visit to visit.
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From 1983, when dopaminergic structures were visualized for the first time in the human brain by positron emission tomography (PET) and onwards about 120 PET studies on Parkinsons disease have been listed in MEDLINE. With 18F-fluorodopa presynaptic dopamine insufficiency can be demonstrated in PD. By using 11C-nomifensine the dopamine reuptake sites can be visualized with PET. These results indicate that the striatal dopaminergic terminals are relatively preserved in PD as compared to the extreme reductions of dopamine in this region post mortem. Radiolabelled D2-agonists indicate a slight increase in these binding sites in de novo PD and no marked reduction in more advanced disease. 11C-selegiline have been used to demonstrate the intracerebral MAO-B inhibition by therapeutic doses of this drug. 11C-L-dopa and PET have demonstrat the rapid striatal decarboxylation of therapeutic doses of L-dopa also in advanced PD and a rough estimate of the striatal dopamine concentration inducing an "on-response" has been obtained. These contributions of PET to PD research are discussed in the article.
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Explants of embryonic rat substantia nigra in organotypic culture are sensitive to 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) at concentrations approximating the doses given in vivo to monkeys. Fluorescence microscopy and 3H-dopamine uptake measurements reveal that the toxicity is selective for dopamine neurons, whereas other neurons and cells in the culture appear normal by phase contrast microscopy. Reduced MPTP (piperidine analog) is inactive in the tissue culture model, while fully oxidized MPTP (pyridinium analog) destroys dopamine neurons. Pargyline and deprenyl, two monoamine oxidase inhibitors, inhibit the neurotoxic action of MPTP. Pargyline and deprenyl also protect monkeys in vivo. The results implicate monoamine oxidase in the mechanism of action of MPTP. Two possible mechanisms for protection by monoamine oxidase are discussed.
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Based on scores < or = 10 and trials of medication reduction/cessation, the strongest evidence available for drug induced RLS are for the following drugs: escitalopram; fluoxetine; L-dopa/carbidopa and pergolide; L-thyroxine; mianserin; mirtazapine; olanzapine; and tramadol. Since none of the PLMS articles assessed PLMI in trials of medication reduction/cessation, the strongest evidence based on scores > or = 10 are for the following drugs: bupropion, citalopram, fluoxetine, paroxetine, sertraline, and venlafaxine. Based on scores > or = 10 and/or trials of medication cessation, the strongest evidence for drug induced RBD/ RSWA is for the following drugs: clomipramine, selegiline, and phenelzine.
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Isatin (indoledione 2,3) is an endogenous indole found in the mammalian brain, peripheral tissues, and body fluids. It exhibits many neurophysiological and neuropharmacological effects. It shares some common molecular targets with (-)-deprenyl, a neuroprotective pharmacological drug. Some isatin effects imply a possible influence of gene expression; however, no isatin-responsive genes have yet been identified.