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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206694/translational-readthrough-generates-new-astrocyte-aqp4-isoforms-that-modulate-supramolecular-clustering-glial-endfeet-localization-and-water-transport
#1
Manuela De Bellis, Francesco Pisani, Maria Grazia Mola, Stefania Rosito, Laura Simone, Cinzia Buccoliero, Maria Trojano, Grazia Paola Nicchia, Maria Svelto, Antonio Frigeri
Regulation of water homeostasis is a central feature of central nervous system pathophysiology. In this context, several lines of evidence suggest a crucial role for the water channel aquaporin-4 (AQP4) and its plasma membrane supramolecular organization as the key element. Here, we demonstrate the expression in tissues of additional isoforms of AQP4 characterized by a C-terminal extension generated by programmed translational readthrough. These extended isoforms (AQP4ex) display a perivascular polarization and expression in dystrophin-dependent pools...
February 16, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206686/nte-pnpla6-is-expressed-in-mature-schwann-cells-and-is-required-for-glial-ensheathment-of-remak-fibers
#2
Janis McFerrin, Bruce L Patton, Elizabeth R Sunderhaus, Doris Kretzschmar
Neuropathy target esterase (NTE) or patatin-like phospholipase domain containing 6 (PNPLA6) was first linked with a neuropathy occurring after organophosphate poisoning and was later also found to cause complex syndromes when mutated, which can include mental retardation, spastic paraplegia, ataxia, and blindness. NTE/PNPLA6 is widely expressed in neurons but experiments with its Drosophila orthologue Swiss-cheese (SWS) suggested that it may also have glial functions. Investigating whether NTE/PNPLA6 is expressed in glia, we found that NTE/PNPLA6 is expressed by Schwann cells in the sciatic nerve of adult mice with the most prominent expression in nonmyelinating Schwann cells...
February 16, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205335/a-sweet-taste-receptor-dependent-mechanism-of-glucosensing-in-hypothalamic-tanycytes
#3
Heather Benford, Matei Bolborea, Eric Pollatzek, Kristina Lossow, Irm Hermans-Borgmeyer, Beihui Liu, Wolfgang Meyerhof, Sergey Kasparov, Nicholas Dale
Hypothalamic tanycytes are glial-like glucosensitive cells that contact the cerebrospinal fluid of the third ventricle, and send processes into the hypothalamic nuclei that control food intake and body weight. The mechanism of tanycyte glucosensing remains undetermined. While tanycytes express the components associated with the glucosensing of the pancreatic β cell, they respond to nonmetabolisable glucose analogues via an ATP receptor-dependent mechanism. Here, we show that tanycytes in rodents respond to non-nutritive sweeteners known to be ligands of the sweet taste (Tas1r2/Tas1r3) receptor...
February 16, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191691/bace1-regulates-the-proliferation-and-cellular-functions-of-schwann-cells
#4
Xiangyou Hu, Hailong Hou, Chinthasagar Bastian, Wanxia He, Shupeng Qiu, Yingying Ge, Xinhua Yin, Grahame J Kidd, Sylvain Brunet, Bruce D Trapp, Selva Baltan, Riqiang Yan
BACE1 is an indispensable enzyme for generating β-amyloid peptides, which are excessively accumulated in brains of Alzheimer's patients. However, BACE1 is also required for proper myelination of peripheral nerves, as BACE1-null mice display hypomyelination. To determine the precise effects of BACE1 on myelination, here we have uncovered a role of BACE1 in the control of Schwann cell proliferation during development. We demonstrate that BACE1 regulates the cleavage of Jagged-1 and Delta-1, two membrane-bound ligands of Notch...
February 13, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191668/inflammatory-demyelination-induces-ependymal-modifications-concomitant-to-activation-of-adult-svz-stem-cell-proliferation
#5
Fereshteh Pourabdolhossein, Sara Gil-Perotín, Paula Garcia-Belda, Aurelien Dauphin, Sabah Mozafari, Vanja Tepavcevic, Jose Manuel Garcia Verdugo, Anne Baron-Van Evercooren
Ependymal cells (E1/E2) and ciliated B1cells confer a unique pinwheel architecture to the ventricular surface of the subventricular zone (SVZ), and their cilia act as sensors to ventricular changes during development and aging. While several studies showed that forebrain demyelination reactivates the SVZ triggering proliferation, ectopic migration, and oligodendrogenesis for myelin repair, the potential role of ciliated cells in this process was not investigated. Using conventional and lateral wall whole mount preparation immunohistochemistry in addition to electron microscopy in a forebrain-targeted model of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (tEAE), we show an early decrease in numbers of pinwheels, B1 cells, and E2 cells...
February 13, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181299/phospholipid-localization-implies-microglial-morphology-and-function-via-cdc42-in-vitro
#6
Kyohei Tokizane, Hiroyuki Konishi, Kumiko Makide, Hiroki Kawana, Shinichi Nakamuta, Kozo Kaibuchi, Tomohiko Ohwada, Junken Aoki, Hiroshi Kiyama
Under a quiescent state, microglia exhibit a ramified shape, rather than the amoeboid-like morphology following injury or inflammation. The manipulation of microglial morphology in vitro has not been very successful, which has impeded the progress of microglial studies. We demonstrate that lysophosphatidylserine (LysoPS), a kind of lysophospholipids, rapidly and substantially alters the morphology of primary cultured microglia to an in vivo-like ramified shape in a receptor independent manner. This mechanism is mediated by Cdc42 activity...
February 9, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168763/how-a-radial-glial-cell-decides-to-become-a-multiciliated-ependymal-cell
#7
REVIEW
Christina Kyrousi, Zoi Lygerou, Stavros Taraviras
The V-SVZ adult neurogenic niche is located in the wall of the lateral ventricles and contains neural stem cells, with self-renewing and differentiating ability and postmitotic multiciliated ependymal cells, an important structural and trophic component of the niche. The niche is established at postnatal stages from a subpopulation of radial glial cells, determined during embryogenesis. Radial glial cells constitute a heterogeneous population, which give rise, in addition to niche cellular components, to neurons and glial cells...
February 7, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168748/the-logistics-of-myelin-biogenesis-in-the-central-nervous-system
#8
REVIEW
Nicolas Snaidero, Mikael Simons
Rapid nerve conduction depends on myelin, but not all axons in the central nervous system (CNS) are myelinated to the same extent. Here, we review our current understanding of the biology of myelin biogenesis in the CNS. We focus on how the different steps of myelination are interconnected and how distinct patterns of myelin are generated. Possibly, a "basal" mode of myelination is laying the groundwork in areas devoted to basic homeostasis early in development, whereas a "targeted" mode generates myelin in regions controlling more complex tasks throughout adulthood...
February 7, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168742/astrocyte-lipid-metabolism-is-critical-for-synapse-development-and-function-in-vivo
#9
Anne-Lieke F van Deijk, Nutabi Camargo, Jaap Timmerman, Tim Heistek, Jos F Brouwers, Floriana Mogavero, Huibert D Mansvelder, August B Smit, Mark H G Verheijen
The brain is considered to be autonomous in lipid synthesis with astrocytes producing lipids far more efficiently than neurons. Accordingly, it is generally assumed that astrocyte-derived lipids are taken up by neurons to support synapse formation and function. Initial confirmation of this assumption has been obtained in cell cultures, but whether astrocyte-derived lipids support synapses in vivo is not known. Here, we address this issue and determined the role of astrocyte lipid metabolism in hippocampal synapse formation and function in vivo...
February 7, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168732/two-modes-of-enteric-gliotransmission-differentially-affect-gut-physiology
#10
Vladimir Grubišić, Vladimir Parpura
Enteric glia (EG) in the enteric nervous system can modulate neuronally regulated gut functions. Using molecular genetics, we assessed the effects that molecular entities expressed in EG and otherwise mediating two distinct mechanisms of gliotransmitter release, connexin 43 (Cx43) hemichannel vs. Ca(2+) -dependent exocytosis, have on gut function. The expression of mutated Cx43(G138R) (which favors hemichannel, as opposed to gap-junctional activity) in EG increased gut motility in vivo, while a knock-down of Cx43 in EG resulted in the reduction of gut motility...
February 7, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145605/the-tam-receptor-tyro3-regulates-myelination-in-the-central-nervous-system
#11
Rainer Akkermann, Andrea Aprico, Ashwyn A Perera, Helena Bujalka, Alistair E Cole, Junhua Xiao, Judith Field, Trevor J Kilpatrick, Michele D Binder
Myelin is an essential component of the mammalian nervous system, facilitating rapid conduction of electrical impulses by axons, as well as providing trophic support to neurons. Within the central nervous system, the oligodendrocyte is the specialized neural cell responsible for producing myelin by a process that is thought to be regulated by both activity dependent and independent mechanisms but in incompletely understood ways. We have previously identified that the protein Gas6, a ligand for a family of tyrosine kinase receptors known as the TAM (Tyro3, Axl, and Mertk) receptors, directly increases oligodendrocyte induced myelination in vitro...
February 1, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144983/human-olfactory-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-transplants-promote-remyelination-and-earlier-improvement-in-gait-co-ordination-after-spinal-cord-injury
#12
Susan L Lindsay, Andrew Toft, Jacob Griffin, Ahmed M M Emraja, Susan Carol Barnett, John S Riddell
Autologous cell transplantation is a promising strategy for repair of the injured spinal cord. Here we have studied the repair potential of mesenchymal stromal cells isolated from the human olfactory mucosa after transplantation into a rodent model of incomplete spinal cord injury. Investigation of peripheral type remyelination at the injury site using immunocytochemistry for P0, showed a more extensive distribution in transplanted compared with control animals. In addition to the typical distribution in the dorsal columns (common to all animals), in transplanted animals only, P0 immunolabelling was consistently detected in white matter lateral and ventral to the injury site...
February 1, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139851/betacellulin-regulates-schwann-cell-proliferation-and-myelin-formation-in-the-injured-mouse-peripheral-nerve
#13
Nicolas Vallières, Benoit Barrette, Linda Xiang Wang, Erik Bélanger, Louise Thiry, Marlon R Schneider, Mohammed Filali, Daniel Côté, Frédéric Bretzner, Steve Lacroix
When a nerve fiber is cut or crushed, the axon segment that is separated from the soma degenerates distal from the injury in a process termed Wallerian degeneration (WD). C57BL/6OlaHsd-Wld(S) (Wld(S) ) mutant mice exhibit significant delays in WD. This results in considerably delayed Schwann cell and macrophage responses and thus in impaired nerve regenerations. In our previous work, thousands of genes were screened by DNA microarrays and over 700 transcripts were found to be differentially expressed in the injured sciatic nerve of Wld(S) compared with wild-type (WT) mice...
January 31, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133822/the-glia-of-the-adult-drosophila-nervous-system
#14
Malte C Kremer, Christophe Jung, Sara Batelli, Gerald M Rubin, Ulrike Gaul
Glia play crucial roles in the development and homeostasis of the nervous system. While the GLIA in the Drosophila embryo have been well characterized, their study in the adult nervous system has been limited. Here, we present a detailed description of the glia in the adult nervous system, based on the analysis of some 500 glial drivers we identified within a collection of synthetic GAL4 lines. We find that glia make up ∼10% of the cells in the nervous system and envelop all compartments of neurons (soma, dendrites, axons) as well as the nervous system as a whole...
January 30, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101995/cholinergic-signaling-in-myelination
#15
REVIEW
R Douglas Fields, Dipankar J Dutta, Jillian Belgrad, Maya Robnett
There is a long history of research on acetylcholine (ACh) function in myelinating glia, but a resurgence of interest recently as a result of the therapeutic potential of manipulating ACh signaling to promote remyelination, and the broader interest in neurotransmitter signaling in activity-dependent myelination. Myelinating glia express all the major types of muscarinic and nicotinic ACh receptors at different stages of development, and acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase are highly expressed in white matter...
January 19, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063222/astrocytic-ip3-rs-contribution-to-ca-2-signalling-and-hippocampal-ltp
#16
Mark William Sherwood, Misa Arizono, Chihiro Hisatsune, Hiroko Bannai, Etsuko Ebisui, John Lawrence Sherwood, Aude Panatier, Stéphane Henri Richard Oliet, Katsuhiko Mikoshiba
Astrocytes regulate hippocampal synaptic plasticity by the Ca(2+) dependent release of the N-methyl d-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) co-agonist d-serine. Previous evidence indicated that d-serine release would be regulated by the intracellular Ca(2+) release channel IP3 receptor (IP3 R), however, genetic deletion of IP3 R2, the putative astrocytic IP3 R subtype, had no impact on synaptic plasticity or transmission. Although IP3 R2 is widely believed to be the only functional IP3 R in astrocytes, three IP3 R subtypes (1, 2, and 3) have been identified in vertebrates...
January 7, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063215/hypoxia-independent-mechanisms-of-hif-1%C3%AE-expression-in-astrocytes-after-ischemic-preconditioning
#17
Yuri Hirayama, Schuichi Koizumi
We recently demonstrated that ischemic tolerance was dependent on astrocytes, for which HIF-1α had an essential role. The mild ischemia (preconditioning; PC) increased HIF-1α in a biphasic pattern, that is, a quick and transient increase in neurons, followed by a slow and sustained increase in astrocytes. However, mechanisms underlying such temporal difference in HIF-1α increase remain totally unknown. Here, we show that unlike a hypoxia-dependent mechanism in neurons, astrocytes increase HIF-1α via a novel hypoxia-independent but P2X7-dependent mechanism...
January 7, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063173/identification-of-highly-connected-hub-genes-in-the-protective-response-program-of-human-macrophages-and-microglia-activated-by-alpha-b-crystallin
#18
Inge R Holtman, Malika Bsibsi, Wouter H Gerritsen, Hendrikus W G M Boddeke, Bart J L Eggen, Paul van der Valk, Markus Kipp, Johannes M van Noort, Sandra Amor
The glial stress protein alpha B-crystallin (HSPB5) is an endogenous agonist for Toll-like receptor 2 in CD14(+) cells. Following systemic administration, HSPB5 acts as a potent inhibitor of neuroinflammation in animal models and reduces lesion development in multiple sclerosis patients. Here, we show that systemically administered HSPB5 rapidly crosses the blood-brain barrier, implicating microglia as additional targets for HSPB5 along with peripheral monocytes and macrophages. To compare key players in the HSPB5-induced protective response of human macrophages and microglia, we applied weighted gene co-expression network analysis on transcript expression data obtained 1 and 4 h after activation...
January 7, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032919/expression-of-the-human-isoform-of-glutamate-dehydrogenase-hgdh2-augments-tca-cycle-capacity-and-oxidative-metabolism-of-glutamate-during-glucose-deprivation-in-astrocytes
#19
Jakob D Nissen, Kasper Lykke, Jaroslaw Bryk, Malin H Stridh, Ioannis Zaganas, Dorte M Skytt, Arne Schousboe, Lasse K Bak, Wolfgang Enard, Svante Pääbo, Helle S Waagepetersen
A key enzyme in brain glutamate homeostasis is glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) which links carbohydrate and amino acid metabolism mediating glutamate degradation to CO2 and expanding tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle capacity with intermediates, i.e. anaplerosis. Humans express two GDH isoforms, GDH1 and 2, whereas most other mammals express only GDH1. hGDH1 is widely expressed in human brain while hGDH2 is confined to astrocytes. The two isoforms display different enzymatic properties and the nature of these supports that hGDH2 expression in astrocytes potentially increases glutamate oxidation and supports the TCA cycle during energy-demanding processes such as high intensity glutamatergic signaling...
December 29, 2016: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896839/dopamine-elevates-and-lowers-astroglial-ca-2-through-distinct-pathways-depending-on-local-synaptic-circuitry
#20
Alistair Jennings, Olga Tyurikova, Lucie Bard, Kaiyu Zheng, Alexey Semyanov, Christian Henneberger, Dmitri A Rusakov
Whilst astrocytes in culture invariably respond to dopamine with cytosolic Ca(2+) rises, the dopamine sensitivity of astroglia in situ and its physiological roles remain unknown. To minimize effects of experimental manipulations on astroglial physiology, here we monitored Ca(2+) in cells connected via gap junctions to astrocytes loaded whole-cell with cytosolic indicators in area CA1 of acute hippocampal slices. Aiming at high sensitivity of [Ca(2+) ] measurements, we also employed life-time imaging of the Ca(2+) indicator Oregon Green BAPTA-1...
November 29, 2016: Glia
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