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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631845/mild-metabolic-perturbations-alter-succinylation-of-mitochondrial-proteins
#1
Huanlian Chen, Hui Xu, Samuel Potash, Anatoly Starkov, Vsevolod V Belousov, Dmitry S Bilan, Travis T Denton, Gary E Gibson
Succinylation of proteins is widespread, modifies both the charge and size of the molecules, and can alter their function. For example, liver mitochondrial proteins have 1,190 unique succinylation sites representing multiple metabolic pathways. Succinylation is sensitive to both increases and decreases of the NAD(+) -dependent desuccinylase, SIRT5. Although the succinyl group for succinylation is derived from metabolism, the effects of systematic variation of metabolism on mitochondrial succinylation are not known...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631844/sonic-hedgehog-wnt-and-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-cell-signaling-pathway-crosstalk-potential-therapy-for-depression
#2
REVIEW
Mohd Tayyab, Mehdi H Shahi, Shirin Farheen, Mubeena P M Mariyath, Nabeela Khanam, Javier S Castresana, M Mobarak Hossain
There are various theories to explain the pathophysiology of depression and support its diagnosis and treatment. The roles of monoamines, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), and Wnt signaling are well researched, but sonic hedgehog (Shh) signaling and its downstream transcription factor Gli1 are not well studied in depression. Shh signaling plays a fundamental role in embryonic development and adult hippocampal neurogenesis and also involved in the growth of cancer. In this article, we summarize the evidence for the Shh signaling pathway in depression and the potential crosstalk of Shh with Wnt and BDNF...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609588/quantitative-profiling-of-neurotransmitter-abnormalities-in-brain-cerebrospinal-fluid-and-serum-of-experimental-diabetic-encephalopathy-male-rat
#3
Xiaowen Han, Mengjun Min, Juan Wang, Zejun Bao, Hongbin Fan, Xinyu Li, Temitope Isaac Adelusi, Xueyan Zhou, Xiaoxing Yin
Diabetic encephalopathy (DE), one of the most prevalent chronic complications of diabetes mellitus, is short of effective prevention and formidable therapeutic strategies. The aim of the present study is to reveal the imbalance of tryptophan (Trp) and its metabolites in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced experimental DE rats to underscore their critical values in clinical diagnosis of the disease. For this purpose, we first developed an accurate and appropriate simultaneous method for measuring Trp and its metabolites using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry, which was in accordance with the requirements of biological sample analysis...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609584/endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-inhibition-triggers-inflammatory-responses-in-the-brain-of-male-rats-exposed-to-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#4
Rosaria Greco, Chiara Demartini, Anna Maria Zanaboni, Fabio Blandini, Diana Amantea, Cristina Tassorelli
Nitric oxide (NO) derived from endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) plays a role in preserving and maintaining the brain's microcirculation, inhibiting platelet aggregation, leukocyte adhesion, and migration. Inhibition of eNOS activity results in exacerbation of neuronal injury after ischemia by triggering diverse cellular mechanisms, including inflammatory responses. To examine the relative contribution of eNOS in stroke-induced neuroinflammation, we analyzed the effects of systemic treatment with l-N-(1-iminoethyl)ornithine (L-NIO), a relatively selective eNOS inhibitor, on the expression of MiR-155-5p, a key mediator of innate immunity regulation and endothelial dysfunction, in the cortex of male rats subjected to transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAo) followed by 24 hr of reperfusion...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609579/diffusion-mri-and-the-detection-of-alterations-following-traumatic-brain-injury
#5
REVIEW
Elizabeth B Hutchinson, Susan C Schwerin, Alexandru V Avram, Sharon L Juliano, Carlo Pierpaoli
This article provides a review of brain tissue alterations that may be detectable using diffusion magnetic resonance imaging MRI (dMRI) approaches and an overview and perspective on the modern dMRI toolkits for characterizing alterations that follow traumatic brain injury (TBI). Noninvasive imaging is a cornerstone of clinical treatment of TBI and has become increasingly used for preclinical and basic research studies. In particular, quantitative MRI methods have the potential to distinguish and evaluate the complex collection of neurobiological responses to TBI arising from pathology, neuroprotection, and recovery...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609578/the-loss-of-a-fellow-service-member-complicated-grief-in-post-9-11-service-members-and-veterans-with-combat-related-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
#6
Naomi M Simon, Emily B O'Day, Samantha N Hellberg, Susanne S Hoeppner, Meredith E Charney, Donald J Robinaugh, Eric Bui, Elizabeth M Goetter, Amanda W Baker, Andrew H Rogers, Mireya Nadal-Vicens, Margaret R Venners, Hyungjin M Kim, Sheila A M Rauch
Bereavement is a potent and highly prevalent stressor among service members and veterans. However, the psychological consequences of bereavement, including complicated grief (CG), have been minimally examined. Loss was assessed in 204 post-9/11, when service members and veterans with combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) took part in a multicenter treatment study. Those who reported the loss of an important person completed the inventory of complicated grief (ICG; n = 160). Over three quarters (79...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609577/cerebrolysin-prevents-deficits-in-social-behavior-repetitive-conduct-and-synaptic-inhibition-in-a-rat-model-of-autism
#7
Roberto Cuevas-Olguin, Swagata Roychowdhury, Anwesha Banerjee, Francisco Garcia-Oscos, Eric Esquivel-Rendon, María Elena Bringas, Michael P Kilgard, Gonzalo Flores, Marco Atzori
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a syndrome of diverse neuropsychiatric diseases of growing incidence characterized by repetitive conduct and impaired social behavior and communication for which effective pharmacological treatment is still unavailable. While the mechanisms and etiology of ASD are still unknown, a consensus is emerging about the synaptic nature of the syndrome, suggesting a possible avenue for pharmacological treatment with synaptogenic compounds. The peptidic mixture cerebrolysin (CBL) has been successfully used during the last three decades in the treatment of stroke and neurodegenerative disease...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609565/implementation-and-clinical-characteristics-of-a-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-brain-collection
#8
LETTER
Michelle I Mighdoll, Amy Deep-Soboslay, Rahul A Bharadwaj, John A Cotoia, David M Benedek, Thomas M Hyde, Joel E Kleinman
A postmortem human brain collection to study posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is critical for uncovering the molecular mechanisms that contribute to this psychiatric disorder. We describe here the PTSD brain collection at the Lieber Institute for Brain Development in Baltimore, Maryland, consisting of postmortem brain donations acquired between 2012 and 2017. Thus far, 87 brains from individuals meeting DSM-5 criteria for PTSD were collected after consent was obtained from legal next-of-kin, and subsequently clinically characterized for molecular studies...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609560/resolving-the-contributions-of-anaesthesia-surgery-and-nerve-injury-on-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-expression-in-the-medial-prefrontal-cortex-of-male-rats-in-the-cci-model-of-neuropathic-pain
#9
James W M Kang, Kevin A Keay, David Mor
The medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) is critical for selecting and shaping complex behavioral responses. In rodent models of neuropathic pain there is evidence for both structural and functional changes in the mPFC. Brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays a critical role in the normal functioning of the mPFC. It has been suggested that the disruption of complex behaviors and mood seen in some neuropathic pain patients is mediated in part by alterations of BDNF in this cortical region. In Sprague-Dawley rats, mPFC levels of BDNF and TrkB mRNA and protein, were quantified and compared to controls (n = 24) 6 days after either: (a) halothane (1...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609544/acute-glucose-and-lactate-metabolism-are-associated-with-cognitive-recovery-following-traumatic-brain-injury
#10
Christina Mannino, Thomas C Glenn, David A Hovda, Paul M Vespa, David L McArthur, John D Van Horn, Matthew J Wright
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is associated with acute cerebral metabolic crisis (ACMC). ACMC-related atrophy appears to be prominent in frontal and temporal lobes following moderate-to-severe TBI. This atrophy is correlated with poorer cognitive outcomes in TBI. The current study investigated ability of acute glucose and lactate metabolism to predict long-term recovery of frontal-temporal cognitive function in participants with moderate-to-severe TBI. Cerebral metabolic rate of glucose and lactate were measured by the Kety-Schmidt method on days 0-7 post-injury...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580666/connexins-and-pannexins-at-the-junction-of-neuro-glial-homeostasis-disease
#11
REVIEW
Andrew S Lapato, Seema K Tiwari-Woodruff
In the central nervous system (CNS), connexin (Cx)s and pannexin (Panx)s are an integral component of homeostatic neuronal excitability and synaptic plasticity. Neuronal Cx gap junctions form electrical synapses across biochemically similar GABAergic networks, allowing rapid and extensive inhibition in response to principle neuron excitation. Glial Cx gap junctions link astrocytes and oligodendrocytes in the pan-glial network that is responsible for removing excitotoxic ions and metabolites. In addition, glial gap junctions help constrain excessive excitatory activity in neurons and facilitate astrocyte Ca(2+) slow wave propagation...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580582/modulating-inflammation-and-neuroprotection-in-multiple-sclerosis
#12
REVIEW
Heather Yong, Gabrielle Chartier, Jacqueline Quandt
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disorder of the central nervous system with a presentation and disease course that is largely unpredictable. MS can cause loss of balance, impaired vision or speech, weakness and paralysis, fatigue, depression, and cognitive impairment. Immunomodulation is a major target given the appearance of focal demyelinating lesions in myelin-rich white matter, yet progression and an increasing appreciation for gray matter involvement, even during the earliest phases of the disease, highlights the need to afford neuroprotection and limit neurodegenerative processes that correlate with disability...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573763/characterizing-the-relationship-between-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-and-early-cardiac-dysfunction-in-traumatic-brain-injury
#13
Nophanan Chaikittisilpa, Vijay Krishnamoorthy, Abhijit V Lele, Qian Qiu, Monica S Vavilala
Systolic dysfunction was recently described following traumatic brain injury (TBI), and systemic inflammation may be a contributing mechanism. Our aims were to 1) examine the association between the early systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and systolic cardiac dysfunction following TBI, and 2) describe the longitudinal change in SIRS criteria, cardiac function, and hemodynamic parameters during the first week of hospitalization. We used a secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study examining cardiac function (with transthoracic echocardiography on the first day and serially over the first week of hospitalization) in 32 moderate-severe isolated TBI patients, and quantified the admission and daily SIRS response to injury...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573674/overexpression-of-%C3%AE-synuclein-in-an-astrocyte-cell-line-promotes-autophagy-inhibition-and-apoptosis
#14
Adolfo Garcia Erustes, Fernanda Yakel Stefani, Juliana Yoshie Terashima, Roberta Sessa Stilhano, Priscila Totarelli Monteforte, Gustavo José da Silva Pereira, Sang Won Han, Andrana Karla Calgarotto, Yi-Te Hsu, Rodrigo Portes Ureshino, Cláudia Bincoletto, Soraya Soubhi Smaili
α-Synuclein is the major component of neuronal cytoplasmic aggregates called Lewy bodies, the main pathological hallmark of Parkinson disease. Although neurons are the predominant cells expressing α-synuclein in the brain, recent studies have demonstrated that primary astrocytes in culture also express α-synuclein and regulate α-synuclein trafficking. Astrocytes have a neuroprotective role in several detrimental brain conditions; we therefore analyzed the effects of the overexpression of wild-type α-synuclein and its A30P and A53T mutants on autophagy and apoptosis...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573671/validation-of-reference-genes-for-quantitative-gene-expression-analysis-in-experimental-epilepsy
#15
Chinmaya Sadangi, Felix Rosenow, Braxton A Norwood
To grasp the molecular mechanisms and pathophysiology underlying epilepsy development (epileptogenesis) and epilepsy itself, it is important to understand the gene expression changes that occur during these phases. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) is a technique that rapidly and accurately determines gene expression changes. It is crucial, however, that stable reference genes are selected for each experimental condition to ensure that accurate values are obtained for genes of interest...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556945/leukemia-lymphoma-related-factor-lrf-exhibits-stage-and-context-dependent-transcriptional-controls-in-the-oligodendrocyte-lineage-and-modulates-remyelination
#16
Nathan L Davidson, Fengshan Yu, Naruchorn Kijpaisalratana, Tuan Q Le, Laurel A Beer, Kryslaine L Radomski, Regina C Armstrong
Leukemia/lymphoma-related factor (LRF), a zinc-finger transcription factor encoded by Zbtb7a, is a protooncogene that regulates differentiation in diverse cell lineages, and in the CNS, its function is relatively unexplored. This study is the first to examine the role of LRF in CNS pathology. We first examined LRF expression in a murine viral model of spinal cord demyelination with clinically relevant lesion characteristics. LRF was rarely expressed in oligodendrocyte progenitors (OP) yet, was detected in nuclei of the majority of oligodendrocytes in healthy adult CNS and during remyelination...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543689/mild-cognitive-impairment-and-structural-brain-abnormalities-in-a-sexagenarian-with-a-history-of-childhood-traumatic-brain-injury
#17
John Darrell Van Horn, Andrei Irimia, Carinna M Torgerson, Avnish Bhattrai, Zachary Jacokes, Paul M Vespa
In this report, we present a case study involving an older, female patient with a history of pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI). Magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion tensor imaging volumes were acquired from the volunteer in question, her brain volumetrics and morphometrics were extracted, and these were then systematically compared against corresponding metrics obtained from a large sample of older healthy control (HC) subjects as well as from subjects in various stages of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer disease (AD)...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543565/lactate-supplementation-in-severe-traumatic-brain-injured-adults-by-primed-constant-infusion-of-sodium-l-lactate
#18
Stephanie M Wolahan, Howard C Mao, Courtney Real, Paul M Vespa, Thomas C Glenn
Carbohydrate fuel augmentation following traumatic brain injury may be a viable treatment to improve recovery when cerebral oxidative metabolism of glucose is depressed. We performed a primed constant sodium L-lactate infusion in 11 moderate to severely brain injured adults. Blood was collected before and periodically during the infusion study. We quantified global cerebral uptake of glucose and lactate and other systemic metabolites associated with energy metabolism. Our hypothesis was that cerebral lactate uptake, as measured by the arteriovenous difference of lactate (AVDlac), would increase in severely injured TBI patients in the neurocritical care unit...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512996/zl006-promotes-migration-and-differentiation-of-transplanted-neural-stem-cells-in-male-rats-after-stroke
#19
Dong-Liang Wang, Xiao-Dan Qian, Yu-Hui Lin, Bin-Bin Tian, Hai-Ying Liang, Lei Chang, Hai-Yin Wu, Dong-Ya Zhu, Chun-Xia Luo
New strategies must be developed to resolve the problems of stroke treatment. In recent years, stem cell-based therapy after stroke has come into the public and academic lens. Previously we have shown that uncoupling neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) from the postsynaptic density protein-95 (PSD-95) by ZL006, a small molecular compound, can ameliorate ischemic damage and promote neuronal differentiation of endogenous neural stem cells (NSCs) in focal cerebral ischemic male rats. In this study, we transplanted exogenous NSCs into the ipsilateral hemisphere of male rats in combination with ZL006 treatment after ischemic stroke...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509387/progranulin-increases-phagocytosis-by-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells-in-culture
#20
Hiromi Murase, Kazuhiro Tsuruma, Yoshiki Kuse, Masamitsu Shimazawa, Hideaki Hara
Retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells take part in retinal preservation, such as phagocytizing the shed photoreceptor outer segments (POS), every day. The incomplete phagocytic function accelerates RPE degeneration and formation of the toxic by-product lipofuscin. Excessive lipofuscin accumulation is characteristic of various blinding diseases in the human eye. Progranulin is a cysteine-rich protein that has multiple biological activities, and it has a high presence in the retina. Progranulin has been recognized to be involved in macrophage phagocytosis in the brain...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
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