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Tang W.,Hangzhou Seventh Peoples Hospital | Tang W.,Zhejiang University | Zhu Q.,Zhejiang University | Gong X.,Zhejiang Provincial Peoples Hospital | And 5 more authors.
Behavioural Brain Research | Year: 2016

The primary aim of this study was to identify structural and functional abnormalities in the brains of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) patients. Another aim was to assess the effect of serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) on brain structure of OCD patients. All subjects underwent brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and resting functional MRI (fMRI). High-resolution three-dimensional images were processed using the voxel-based morphometry (VBM) method. The final analysis included 18 OCD patients and 16 healthy controls. In the OCD patients there was a decrease in gray matter volume in the bilateral cingulate cortex and bilateral striatum. In some cortical structures including the cerebellar anterior lobe, left orbital frontal gyrus, right middle frontal gyrus, left middle temporal gyrus, precentral gyrus, and postcentral gyrus, there was an increase in gray matter volume. On fMRI the OCD patients had overactivation of the right cerebellum and right parietal lobe and reduced activation of the left cingulate gyrus, putamen, and caudate nucleus. Eleven OCD patients who improved during 12 weeks of drug treatment with sertraline hydrochloride had a significant increase in gray matter volume in several brain structures but no significant differences were found on resting fMRI. The results indicated a consistent trend between structural and functional images. Higher cortical structures showed increased gray matter volume and increased activation as did the cerebellum whereas subcortical structures showed decreased gray matter volume and decreased activation. And brain structure improvement consisted with symptom improvement after SSRIs treatment in OCD patients. © 2016 Elsevier B.V.


Ni J.,Tongde Hospital of Zhejiang Province | Hu S.,Zhejiang Provincial Peoples Hospital | Zhang J.,Tongde Hospital of Zhejiang Province | Tang W.,Hangzhou Seventh Peoples Hospital | And 3 more authors.
PLoS ONE | Year: 2015

Complement pathway activation was found to occur frequently in schizophrenia, and complement 3 (C3) plays a major role in this process. Previous studies have provided evidence for the possible role of C3 in the development of schizophrenia. In this study, we hypothesized that the gene encoding C3 (C3) may confer susceptibility to schizophrenia in Han Chinese. We analyzed 7 common single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of C3 in 647 schizophrenia patients and 687 healthy controls. Peripheral C3 mRNA expression level was measured in 23 drug-naïve patients with schizophrenia and 24 controls. Two SNPs (rs1047286 and rs2250656) that deviated from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium were excluded for further analysis. Among the remaining 5 SNPs, there was no significant difference in allele and genotype frequencies between the patient and control groups. Logistic regression analysis showed no significant SNP-gender interaction in either dominant model or recessive model. There was no significant difference in the level of peripheral C3 expression between the drug-naïve schizophrenia patients and healthy controls. In conclusion, the results of this study do not support C3 as a major genetic susceptibility factor in schizophrenia. Other factors in AP may have critical roles in schizophrenia and be worthy of further investigation. © 2015 Ni et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Zhang C.,Shanghai JiaoTong University | Lu W.,Shanghai JiaoTong University | Ni J.,Tongde Hospital of Zhejiang Province | Zhang J.,Tongde Hospital of Zhejiang Province | And 2 more authors.
Translational Psychiatry | Year: 2016

A novel susceptibility locus (rs11098403) for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (BD) was identified in an Ashkenazi Jewish population by a recent large-scale genome-wide association study. The rs11098403 is located in the vicinity of the gene encoding N-deacetylase/N-sulfotransferase (heparan glucosaminyl) 3, (NDST3). This study aimed to replicate the results in a Han Chinese population and then potentially extend these findings. We performed a two-stage study to investigate the association of NDST3 with the schizophrenia and BD risk in the Han Chinese. In stage 1, a total of 632 patients with schizophrenia, 654 patients with BD and 684 healthy controls were recruited from the Shanghai region. In stage 2, 522 schizophrenia patients and 547 normal subjects were enrolled from the Hangzhou region. Then, we conducted a meta-analysis based on the present literature. In stage 1, the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs11098403 showed a significant association with schizophrenia (corrected P=0.005). The frequency of the rs11098403 G allele was significantly lower among schizophrenia patients than among the controls (odds ratio (OR)=0.68, 95% confidence interval (CI): 0.55-0.84, corrected P=0.002). No significant difference was observed in individual SNP marker genotypes or allele distributions between the BD and control groups. In stage 2, the association of rs11098403 with schizophrenia could be validated (genotypic P=0.001 and allelic P=0.0003). After pooling all data from 1861 patients with schizophrenia and 2081 controls, we observed a significant association of the rs11098403 G allele with schizophrenia (Z=5.56, P<0.001), with an OR=0.70 (95% CI: 0.61-0.79). Then, we performed an expression quantitative trait loci analysis to investigate the functional effect of rs11098403 on NDST3 expression in the brain. We observed a significant association of rs11098403 with NDST3 expression in the hippocampus (P=0.027), although the significance did not survive after multiple testing correction. Our findings provided preliminary evidence that rs11098403 might modify the genetic risk of schizophrenia in the Han Chinese. Further investigations are warranted to identify the precise mechanism regulating brain NDST3 expression in the Han Chinese. These results would help to explain the pathophysiological mechanism of schizophrenia.


PubMed | Chongqing Mental Health Center, Purdue University, Shanxi Provincial Mental Health Center, Shandong Mental Health Center and 10 more.
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Molecular psychiatry | Year: 2016

Recently, two genome-wide association studies (GWASs) of schizophrenia (SCZ) in Han Chinese identified several susceptibility loci. Replication efforts aiming to validate the GWAS findings were made and focused on the top hits. We conducted a more extensive follow-up study in an independent sample of 1471 cases and 1528 matched controls to verify 26 genetic variants by including nine top single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that reached genome-wide significance and 17 promising SNPs nominated in the initial discovery phase. rs8073471 in an intron of tubulin-folding cofactor D (TBCD) obtained nominal significance (P<0.01) in single SNP analysis. Logistic regression identified significant interaction between rs3744165 (5-untranslated region variant of exon 2 of zinc finger protein 750 (ZNF750), and in an intron of TBCD) and rs8073471 (Deviance test P-value=2.77 10(-34)). Both SNPs are located at 17q25, an interesting region that has been implicated in SCZ. By using the Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) data set, we implemented an expression quantitative trait loci epistasis analysis to explore the association between the genotype combinations of the two SNPs and gene expression levels in 13 areas of human central nervous system. We observed that rs3744165 rs8073471 interaction modulated the expression profile of TEAD3 (P=1.87 10(-8)), SH3TC2 (P=2.00 10(-8)), KCNK9 (P=5.20 10(-7)) and PPDPF (P=1.13 10(-6)) in postmortem cortex tissue; EFNA1 (P=7.26 10(-9)), RNU4ATAC (P=2.32 10(-8)) and NUPL2 (P=6.79 10(-8)) in cerebellum tissue. To the best of our knowledge, our study is the first one that links TBCD and ZNF750 mutations to SCZ susceptibility and to the transcript levels in human brain tissues. Further efforts are needed to understand the role of those variants in the pathogenesis of SCZ.


Tang W.,Hangzhou Seventh Peoples Hospital | Cai J.,Shanghai JiaoTong University | Yi Z.,Shanghai JiaoTong University | Zhang Y.,Shanghai JiaoTong University | And 3 more authors.
Human Psychopharmacology | Year: 2014

In this study, we examined whether common variants in the G protein-coupled receptor kinase 6 gene (GRK6) confers susceptibility to schizophrenia in Chinese. We genotyped two common variants in 697 schizophrenia patients and 563 healthy control subjects. No significant difference in either allele or genotype comparisons between the case and control groups was found. Our results imply that GRK6 may not play a role in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia among Han Chinese. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


Shu X.-J.,Jianghan University | Xue L.,Sun Yat Sen University | Liu W.,Jianghan University | Chen F.-Y.,Shantou University | And 6 more authors.
Psychiatry Research - Neuroimaging | Year: 2013

Previous studies have shown hippocampal abnormalities in people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but findings of diminished volume in shortages in the hippocampus have been inconsistent. In this study, we investigated changes in hippocampal volume and neuronal metabolites in right-handed PTSD patients to determine their possible relationship(s) with PTSD severity. We performed a case-control study of 11 right-handed PTSD patients and 11 healthy controls using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H MRS). Hippocampal volume and metabolite ratios of N-acetylaspartate (NAA) to creatine (Cr) (NAA/Cr) and choline compounds (Cho) to Cr (Cho/Cr) were calculated. The severity of PTSD was evaluated by the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS). Significantly decreased left and total normalized hippocampal volumes were found in PTSD patients compared with controls (6.6% for the left hippocampus, 5.5% for total hippocampus). Also, the bilateral hippocampal NAA/Cr ratio of PTSD patients was significantly reduced compared with controls. The volume of the left hippocampus was negatively correlated to the CAPS total and CPAS-C scores. The left hippocampal NAA/Cr ratio was negatively correlated to the CAPS-total, CAPS-B, CAPS-C, and CAPS-D scores. The CAPS total and the CAPS-B scores were positively correlated to the Cho/Cr ratio of the right hippocampus. Our results indicate that hippocampal dysfunction is asymmetric in right-handed PTSD patients, with the left side affected more than the right. © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.


PubMed | Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou Seventh Peoples Hospital and Zhejiang University
Type: | Journal: Brain, behavior, and immunity | Year: 2016

Conflicting evidence exists with regard to the relationship between maternal infection during pregnancy and the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in offspring. The aim of this meta-analysis was to systematically assess this relationship. To identify relevant studies, we conducted systematic searches in PubMed and Embase of scientific articles published through March 2016. Random-effects models were adopted to estimate overall relative risk. A total of 15 studies (2 cohort and 13 case-control studies) involving more than 40,000 ASD cases were included in our meta-analysis. Our results showed that maternal infection during pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of ASD in offspring (OR=1.13, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.03-1.23), particularly among those requiring hospitalization (OR=1.30, 95% CI: 1.14-1.50). Subgroup analyses suggested that risk may be modulated by the type of infectious agent, time of infectious exposure, and site of infection. These findings indicate that maternal infection during pregnancy increases the risk of ASD in offspring. Possible mechanisms may include direct effects of pathogens and, more indirectly, the effects of inflammatory responses on the developing brain.


Song M.F.,Hangzhou Seventh Peoples Hospital
Zhonghua lao dong wei sheng zhi ye bing za zhi = Zhonghua laodong weisheng zhiyebing zazhi = Chinese journal of industrial hygiene and occupational diseases | Year: 2013

To investigate the genotoxicity and oxidative stress induced by copper oxide nanoparticles in mice. Thirty mice were randomly divided into control group and low- and high-dose exposure groups. The low- and high-dose exposure groups were given copper oxide nanoparticles (50 and 150 mg/kg) by a single intraperitoneal injection, while the control group was given an equal volume of normal saline containing 0.05%Tween 80. The micronucleus rate of reticulocytes in peripheral blood from the caudal vein and urinary 8-hydroxy-deoxyguanosine (8-OH-dG) level were measured before and at 24, 48, and 72 h after exposure. All the mice were sacrificed at 72 h after exposure, the liver, kidney, and femoral marrow were taken for DNA extraction, and 8-OH-dG in DNA was quantified. The micronucleus rates of peripheral blood reticulocytes in low-dose exposure group at 48 h (3.11±1.46‰ and in high-dose exposure group at 24 and 48 h (4.25±0.43) and 5.42±0.76‰) were significantly increased compared with those before exposure (1.55±0.39‰ and 1.11±0.19‰) and those in control group (1.55±0.28‰ and 1.00±0.67‰) (P < 0.05 or P < 0.01). The urinary 8-OH-dG levels (ng/mg creatinine) in low- and high-dose exposure groups at all time points were significantly increased compared with those before exposure and those in control group (P < 0.05 or P < 0.01). The low- and high-dose exposure groups had significantly higher content of 8-OH-dG in liver DNA than the control group (4.53±1.27 and 7.69±2.78 vs 0.85±0.14, P < 0.01). Copper oxide nanoparticles cause genotoxicity and increase oxidative stress in mice.


Song M.-F.,Hangzhou Seventh Peoples Hospital | Dong J.-Z.,Hangzhou Seventh Peoples Hospital | Wang Y.-W.,Hangzhou Seventh Peoples Hospital | He J.,Hangzhou Seventh Peoples Hospital | And 5 more authors.
Journal of Affective Disorders | Year: 2015

Background Animal and cell line studies demonstrated that miR-16 may be associated with major depressive disorder (MDD) via regulation of the expression of serotonin transporter (SERT) gene. However, human studies about miR-16 of patients with MDD are still lacking. The aim of this study was to investigate the possible involvement of miR-16 in the mechanism of MDD in humans. Methods Thirty-six drug-free patients with MDD and 30 healthy controls aged between 18 and 45 years old were recruited. 24-item Hamilton depression scale test was performed for each subject. MiR-16 in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and blood, as well as serotonin in CSF were assayed by the qRT-PCR or ELISA method. To confirm the role of CSF miR-16 in MDD, animal study about intracerebroventricular injection of anti-miR-16 was also performed. Depression-like behaviors, CSF miR-16 and serotonin, blood miR-16, and raphe SERT protein of rats were also tested. Results CSF miR-16 in MDD patients was significantly lower than that in controls. It was negatively correlated with Hamilton scores and positively associated with CSF serotonin. However, blood miR-16 was not significantly different between two groups and it was not statistically correlated with CSF miR-16. In animal study, anti-miR-16-treated rats were evaluated to exhibit depression-like behaviors, extremely lower CSF miR-16, significantly higher CSF serotonin, and obviously higher raphe SERT protein than control rats. Limitation We did not detect SERT protein in human brain due to the impossibility of sample collection. Conclusion Our study suggested that CSF miR-16 participated in the physiopathology of MDD via the modulation of serotonin transmitter system in brain. ©2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Li Y.-S.,University of Occupational and Environmental Health Japan | Song M.-F.,University of Occupational and Environmental Health Japan | Song M.-F.,Hangzhou Seventh Peoples Hospital | Kasai H.,University of Occupational and Environmental Health Japan | Kawai K.,University of Occupational and Environmental Health Japan
Journal of UOEH | Year: 2013

8-Hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OH-dG) is the most extensively analyzed oxidative stress marker. Recently, 8-hydroxyguanine (free base: 8-OH-Gua) has been recognized as an oxidative stress marker. To verify the usefulness of 8-OH-Gua, the 8-OH-dG and 8-OH-Gua levels in the urine and the 8-OH-Gua levels in the serum of type 2 diabetic model animals, db/db mice, were measured as oxidative stress markers by a column switching HPLC-system coupled to an electrochemical detector. The urinary 8-OH-Gua and 8-OH-dG levels in db/db mice (7-26 weeks old) were significantly higher than those in control (db/m+) mice. The 8-OH-Gua levels in the serum of the db/db mice were also about 2-fold higher than those in the control mice at 26 weeks of age. In addition, the urinary levels of 8-OH-dG and 8-OH-Gua increased with age (9-26 weeks). A significant positive correlation was obtained between the 8-OH-dG and 8-OH-Gua levels in urine. Although no difference was observed in the 8-OH-dG levels in the liver and kidney DNA between the diabetic and control mice, these results suggested that urinary 8-OH-dG and free base 8-OH-Gua in urine or serum may be good biomarkers of oxidative stress.

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