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Lewy pathology in the submandibular gland of individuals with incidental Lewy body disease and sporadic Parkinson's disease.
Acta Neuropathol. 2010 Jun; 119(6):703-13.AN

Abstract

A retrospective autopsy-based study of the human submandibular gland, one of the three major salivary glands, together with anatomically related peripheral structures (cervical superior ganglion, cervical sympathetic trunk, vagal nerve at the level of the carotid bifurcation), was conducted on a cohort consisting of 33 individuals, including 9 patients with neuropathologically confirmed Parkinson's disease (PD), three individuals with incidental Lewy body disease (iLBD), 2 individuals with neuropathologically confirmed multiple system atrophy (MSA), and 19 controls, using alpha-synuclein immunohistochemistry in 100 mum polyethylene glycol-embedded tissue sections. Lewy pathology (LP) was present in the submandibular glands and cervical superior ganglia in PD (9/9 cases) and iLBD (2/3 cases) but not in MSA or controls. The cervical sympathetic trunk (7/9 PD cases, 2/3 iLBD cases) and peripheral vagal nerves (9/9 PD cases, 2/3 iLBD cases) also displayed LP. The results are discussed within the context of hyposmia as well as autonomic dysfunction in PD (sialorrhea, sialopenia, dysphagia). Potential disease-related changes in salivary volume, contents, and viscosity might make it possible, in combination with other tests, to employ human saliva as a biomarker.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Clinical Neuroanatomy, Center for Clinical Research, Department of Neurology, University of Ulm, Helmholtzstrasse 8/1, 89081 Ulm, Germany. kelly.del-tredici@uni-ulm.deNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20229352

Citation

Del Tredici, Kelly, et al. "Lewy Pathology in the Submandibular Gland of Individuals With Incidental Lewy Body Disease and Sporadic Parkinson's Disease." Acta Neuropathologica, vol. 119, no. 6, 2010, pp. 703-13.
Del Tredici K, Hawkes CH, Ghebremedhin E, et al. Lewy pathology in the submandibular gland of individuals with incidental Lewy body disease and sporadic Parkinson's disease. Acta Neuropathol. 2010;119(6):703-13.
Del Tredici, K., Hawkes, C. H., Ghebremedhin, E., & Braak, H. (2010). Lewy pathology in the submandibular gland of individuals with incidental Lewy body disease and sporadic Parkinson's disease. Acta Neuropathologica, 119(6), 703-13. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00401-010-0665-2
Del Tredici K, et al. Lewy Pathology in the Submandibular Gland of Individuals With Incidental Lewy Body Disease and Sporadic Parkinson's Disease. Acta Neuropathol. 2010;119(6):703-13. PubMed PMID: 20229352.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Lewy pathology in the submandibular gland of individuals with incidental Lewy body disease and sporadic Parkinson's disease. AU - Del Tredici,Kelly, AU - Hawkes,Christopher H, AU - Ghebremedhin,Estifanos, AU - Braak,Heiko, Y1 - 2010/03/14/ PY - 2010/01/28/received PY - 2010/02/26/accepted PY - 2010/02/26/revised PY - 2010/3/16/entrez PY - 2010/3/17/pubmed PY - 2010/8/25/medline SP - 703 EP - 13 JF - Acta neuropathologica JO - Acta Neuropathol VL - 119 IS - 6 N2 - A retrospective autopsy-based study of the human submandibular gland, one of the three major salivary glands, together with anatomically related peripheral structures (cervical superior ganglion, cervical sympathetic trunk, vagal nerve at the level of the carotid bifurcation), was conducted on a cohort consisting of 33 individuals, including 9 patients with neuropathologically confirmed Parkinson's disease (PD), three individuals with incidental Lewy body disease (iLBD), 2 individuals with neuropathologically confirmed multiple system atrophy (MSA), and 19 controls, using alpha-synuclein immunohistochemistry in 100 mum polyethylene glycol-embedded tissue sections. Lewy pathology (LP) was present in the submandibular glands and cervical superior ganglia in PD (9/9 cases) and iLBD (2/3 cases) but not in MSA or controls. The cervical sympathetic trunk (7/9 PD cases, 2/3 iLBD cases) and peripheral vagal nerves (9/9 PD cases, 2/3 iLBD cases) also displayed LP. The results are discussed within the context of hyposmia as well as autonomic dysfunction in PD (sialorrhea, sialopenia, dysphagia). Potential disease-related changes in salivary volume, contents, and viscosity might make it possible, in combination with other tests, to employ human saliva as a biomarker. SN - 1432-0533 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20229352/Lewy_pathology_in_the_submandibular_gland_of_individuals_with_incidental_Lewy_body_disease_and_sporadic_Parkinson's_disease_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00401-010-0665-2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -