United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses

Research Update - March 2011

The following journal articles were distributed for review in March 2011. You can access each article's abstract by copying the paper title and pasting it into the search bar of the PubMed website, linked here.

 Gulf War Specific Articles

Apfel BA, Ross J, Hlavin J, et al. Hippocampal Volume Differences in Gulf War Veterans with Current Versus Lifetime Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms. Biol Psychiatry. 2010. In Press.

Liu P, Aslan S, Li X, et al. Perfusion deficit to cholinergic challenge in veterans with Gulf War Illness. Neurotoxicology. 2010. In Press.

Tillman GD, Green TA, Ferree TC, et al. Impaired response inhibition in ill Gulf War veterans. J. Neurol. Sci. 2010;297(1-2):1-5. 

Broderick G, Kreitz A, Fuite J, et al. A Pilot Study of Immune Network Remodeling under Challenge in Gulf War Illness. Brain Behav Immun. 2010;25:302-313. 

Fletcher MA, Rosenthal M, Antoni M, et al. Plasma neuropeptide Y: a biomarker for symptom severity in chronic fatigue syndrome. Behav Brain Funct. 2010;6(1):76. 

Israeli E, Pardo A. The sick building syndrome as a part of the autoimmune (auto-inflammatory) syndrome induced by adjuvants. Mod Rheumatol. 2010. In Press.

Other Relevant Research

Casula M, Iyer AM, Spliet WGM, et al. Toll-like receptor signaling in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis spinal cord tissue. Neuroscience. 2011. In Press.

Sta M, Sylva-Steenland RMR, Casula M, et al. Innate and adaptive immunity in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: Evidence of complement activation. Neurobiol Dis. 2011. In Press.

Bonvicini F, Marcello N, Mandrioli J, Pietrini V, Vinceti M. Exposure to pesticides and risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a population-based case-control study. Ann. Ist. Super. Sanita. 2010;46(3):284-287. 

Wilms H, Sievers J, Rickert U, et al. Dimethylfumarate inhibits microglial and astrocytic inflammation by suppressing the synthesis of nitric oxide, IL-1beta, TNF-alpha and IL-6 in an in-vitro model of brain inflammation. J Neuroinflammation. 2010;7(1):30. 

Yang EJ, Jiang JH, Lee SM, et al. Electroacupuncture reduces neuroinflammatory responses in symptomatic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis model. J Neuroimmunol. 2010.

Hölzel BK, Carmody J, Vangel M, et al. Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain gray matter density. Psychiatry Res. 2011;191(1):36-43.

Wang C, Schmid CH, Rones R, et al. A randomized trial of tai chi for fibromyalgia. N. Engl. J. Med. 2010;363(8):743-754. 

Younger JW, Zautra AJ, Cummins ET. Effects of naltrexone on pain sensitivity and mood in fibromyalgia: no evidence for endogenous opioid pathophysiology. PLoS ONE. 2009;4(4):e5180. 

Oke SL, Tracey KJ. The inflammatory reflex and the role of complementary and alternative medical therapies. Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. 2009;1172:172-180. 

Jurgens HA, Johnson RW. Dysregulated neuronal-microglial cross-talk during aging, stress and inflammation. Exp Neurol. 2010. In Press.

Vargas MR, Johnson JA. Astrogliosis in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: role and therapeutic potential of astrocytes. Neurotherapeutics. 2010;7(4):471-481. 

Thiel A, Heiss W. Imaging of microglia activation in stroke. Stroke. 2011;42(2):507-512. 
Terrando N, Monaco C, Ma D, et al. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha triggers a cytokine cascade yielding postoperative cognitive decline. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2010;107(47):20518-20522. 

Tuon FF, Fernandes ER, Duarte MIS, Amato VS. The expression of TLR2, TLR4 and TLR9 in the epidermis of patients with cutaneous leishmaniasis. J Dermatol Sci. 2010. In Press.

Metwalli NS, Benatar M, Nair G, et al. Utility of axial and radial diffusivity from diffusion tensor MRI as markers of neurodegeneration in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Brain Res. 2010. In Press.

Johnson EA, Kan RK. The acute phase response and soman-induced status epilepticus: temporal, regional and cellular changes in rat brain cytokine concentrations. J Neuroinflammation. 2010;7(1):40. 

Proskocil BJ, Bruun DA, Thompson CM, Fryer AD, Lein PJ. Organophosphorus pesticides decrease M2 muscarinic receptor function in guinea pig airway nerves via indirect mechanisms. PLoS ONE. 2010;5(5):e10562. 

Karami-Mohajeri S, Abdollahi M. Toxic effects of organophosphate, carbamate, and organochlorine pesticides on cellular metabolism of lipids, proteins, and carbohydrates: A comprehensive review. Hum Exp Toxicol. 2010. In Press.