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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814279/musashi-1-is-the-candidate-of-the-regulator-of-hair-cell-progenitors-during-inner-ear-regeneration
#1
Takahiro Wakasaki, Hiroaki Niiro, Siamak Jabbarzadeh-Tabrizi, Mitsuru Ohashi, Takashi Kimitsuki, Takashi Nakagawa, Shizuo Komune, Koichi Akashi
BACKGROUND: Hair cell loss in the cochlea is caused by ototoxic drugs, aging, and environmental stresses and could potentially lead to devastating pathophysiological effects. In adult mammals, hair cell loss is irreversible and may result in hearing and balance deficits. In contrast, nonmammalian vertebrates, including birds, can regenerate hair cells through differentiation of supporting cells and restore inner ear function, suggesting that hair cell progenitors are present in the population of supporting cells...
August 16, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806929/myelination-is-delayed-during-postnatal-brain-development-in-the-mdx-mouse-model-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
#2
Azeez Aranmolate, Nathaniel Tse, Holly Colognato
BACKGROUND: In Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), the loss of the dystrophin component of the dystrophin-glycoprotein complex (DGC) compromises plasma membrane integrity in skeletal muscle, resulting in extensive muscle degeneration. In addition, many DMD patients exhibit brain deficits in which the cellular etiology remains poorly understood. We recently found that dystroglycan, a receptor component of the DGC that binds intracellularly to dystrophin, regulates the development of oligodendrocytes, the myelinating glial cells of the brain...
August 14, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806920/specific-ion-channels-contribute-to-key-elements-of-pathology-during-secondary-degeneration-following-neurotrauma
#3
Ryan L O'Hare Doig, Wissam Chiha, Marcus K Giacci, Nathanael J Yates, Carole A Bartlett, Nicole M Smith, Stuart I Hodgetts, Alan R Harvey, Melinda Fitzgerald
BACKGROUND: Following partial injury to the central nervous system, cells beyond the initial injury site undergo secondary degeneration, exacerbating loss of neurons, compact myelin and function. Changes in Ca(2+) flux are associated with metabolic and structural changes, but it is not yet clear how flux through specific ion channels contributes to the various pathologies. Here, partial optic nerve transection in adult female rats was used to model secondary degeneration. Treatment with combinations of three ion channel inhibitors was used as a tool to investigate which elements of oxidative and structural damage related to long term functional outcomes...
August 14, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800723/a-clca-regulatory-protein-present-in-the-chemosensory-cilia-of-olfactory-sensory-neurons-induces-a-ca-2-activated-cl-current-when-transfected-into-hek293
#4
Casilda V Mura, Ricardo Delgado, María Graciela Delgado, Diego Restrepo, Juan Bacigalupo
BACKGROUND: CLCA is a family of metalloproteases that regulate Ca(2+)-activated Cl(-) fluxes in epithelial tissues. In HEK293 cells, CLCA1 promotes membrane expression of an endogenous Anoctamin 1 (ANO1, also termed TMEM16A)-dependent Ca(2+)-activated Cl(-) current. Motif architecture similarity with CLCA2, 3 and 4 suggested that they have similar functions. We previously detected the isoform CLCA4L in rat olfactory sensory neurons, where Anoctamin 2 is the principal chemotransduction Ca(2+)-activated Cl(-) channel...
August 11, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28784087/sesamin-protects-sh-sy5y-cells-against-mechanical-stretch-injury-and-promoting-cell-survival
#5
Zhiming Xu, Yingliang Liu, Dianxu Yang, Fang Yuan, Jun Ding, Hao Chen, Hengli Tian
BACKGROUND: Sesamin is a well-known antioxidant extracted from sesame seeds that exhibits various curative effects. The present study investigated whether sesamin would protect neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells against mechanical stretch injury-induced increases in reactive oxygen species (ROS) and apoptosis. Additionally, the mechanisms underlying these actives were investigated. Following exposure to mechanical stretch injury, cells were incubated for further investigations. Lactate dehydrogenase and Cell Counting Kit-8 assays were used to assess cell viability, and a terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end labeling assay and flow cytometric analysis were performed to evaluate changes in mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨm)...
August 7, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778148/neuroplasticity-pathways-and-protein-interaction-networks-are-modulated-by-vortioxetine-in-rodents
#6
Jessica A Waller, Sara Holm Nygaard, Yan Li, Kristian Gaarn du Jardin, Joseph A Tamm, Aicha Abdourahman, Betina Elfving, Alan L Pehrson, Connie Sánchez, Rasmus Wernersson
BACKGROUND: The identification of biomarkers that predict susceptibility to major depressive disorder and treatment response to antidepressants is a major challenge. Vortioxetine is a novel multimodal antidepressant that possesses pro-cognitive properties and differentiates from other conventional antidepressants on various cognitive and plasticity measures. The aim of the present study was to identify biological systems rather than single biomarkers that may underlie vortioxetine's treatment effects...
August 4, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764650/immunocytochemistry-and-fluorescence-imaging-efficiently-identify-individual-neurons-with-crispr-cas9-mediated-gene-disruption-in-primary-cortical-cultures
#7
Hiroto Tsunematsu, Akiko Uyeda, Nobuhiko Yamamoto, Noriyuki Sugo
BACKGROUND: CRISPR/Cas9 system is a powerful method to investigate the role of genes by introducing a mutation selectively and efficiently to specific genome positions in cell and animal lines. However, in primary neuron cultures, this method is affected by the issue that the effectiveness of CRISPR/Cas9 is different in each neuron. Here, we report an easy, quick and reliable method to identify mutants induced by the CRISPR/Cas9 system at a single neuron level, using immunocytochemistry (ICC) and fluorescence imaging...
August 1, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750618/difference-in-the-functional-connectivity-of-the-dorsolateral-prefrontal-cortex-between-smokers-with-nicotine-dependence-and-individuals-with-internet-gaming-disorder
#8
Xin Ge, Yawen Sun, Xu Han, Yao Wang, Weina Ding, Mengqiu Cao, Yasong Du, Jianrong Xu, Yan Zhou
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that internet gaming disorder (IGD) and smokers with nicotine dependence (SND) share clinical characteristics, such as over-engagement despite negative consequences and cravings. This study is to investigate the alterations in the resting-state functional connectivity (rsFC) of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) observed in SND and IGD. In this study, 27 IGD, 29 SND, and 33 healthy controls (HC) underwent a resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI) scan...
July 27, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720074/regeneration-of-long-distance-peripheral-nerve-defects-after-delayed-reconstruction-in-healthy-and-diabetic-rats-is-supported-by-immunomodulatory-chitosan-nerve-guides
#9
Lena Stenberg, Maria Stößel, Giulia Ronchi, Stefano Geuna, Yaobin Yin, Susanne Mommert, Lisa Mårtensson, Jennifer Metzen, Claudia Grothe, Lars B Dahlin, Kirsten Haastert-Talini
BACKGROUND: Delayed reconstruction of transection or laceration injuries of peripheral nerves is inflicted by a reduced regeneration capacity. Diabetic conditions, more frequently encountered in clinical practice, are known to further impair regeneration in peripheral nerves. Chitosan nerve guides (CNGs) have recently been introduced as a new generation of medical devices for immediate peripheral nerve reconstruction. Here, CNGs were used for 45 days delayed reconstruction of critical length 15 mm rat sciatic nerve defects in either healthy Wistar rats or diabetic Goto-Kakizaki rats; the latter resembling type 2 diabetes...
July 18, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821235/hippocampus-and-amygdala-radiomic-biomarkers-for-the-study-of-autism-spectrum-disorder
#10
Ahmad Chaddad, Christian Desrosiers, Lama Hassan, Camel Tanougast
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence suggests the presence of neuroanatomical abnormalities in subjects with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Identifying anatomical correlates could thus prove useful for the automated diagnosis of ASD. Radiomic analyses based on MRI texture features have shown a great potential for characterizing differences occurring from tissue heterogeneity, and for identifying abnormalities related to these differences. However, only a limited number of studies have investigated the link between image texture and ASD...
July 11, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651647/iron-oxide-nanoparticles-may-damage-to-the-neural-tissue-through-iron-accumulation-oxidative-stress-and-protein-aggregation
#11
REVIEW
Zahra Yarjanli, Kamran Ghaedi, Abolghasem Esmaeili, Soheila Rahgozar, Ali Zarrabi
BACKGROUND: In the recent decade, iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) have been proposed for several applications in the central nervous system (CNS), including targeting amyloid beta (Aβ) in the arteries, inhibiting the microglial cells, delivering drugs, and increasing contrast in magnetic resonance imaging. Conversely, a notable number of studies have reported the role of iron in neurodegenerative diseases. Therefore, this study has reviewed the recent studies to determine whether IONPs iron can threaten the cellular viability same as iron...
June 26, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606117/investigating-the-impact-of-electrical-stimulation-temporal-distribution-on-cortical-network-responses
#12
Francesca Scarsi, Jacopo Tessadori, Michela Chiappalone, Valentina Pasquale
BACKGROUND: The brain is continuously targeted by a wealth of stimuli with complex spatio-temporal patterns and has presumably evolved in order to cope with those inputs in an optimal way. Previous studies investigating the response capabilities of either single neurons or intact sensory systems to external stimulation demonstrated that stimuli temporal distribution is an important, if often overlooked, parameter. RESULTS: In this study we investigated how cortical networks plated over micro-electrode arrays respond to different stimulation sequences in which inter-pulse intervals followed a 1/f (β) distribution, for different values of β ranging from 0 to ∞...
June 12, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606114/the-order-of-complexity-of-visuomotor-learning
#13
John Kim, Fariya Mostafa, Douglas Blair Tweed
BACKGROUND: Learning algorithms come in three orders of complexity: zeroth-order (perturbation), first-order (gradient descent), and second-order (e.g., quasi-Newton). But which of these are used in the brain? We trained 12 people to shoot targets, and compared them to simulated subjects that learned the same task using various algorithms. RESULTS: Humans learned significantly faster than optimized zeroth-order algorithms, but slower than second-order ones. CONCLUSIONS: Human visuomotor learning is too fast to be explained by zeroth-order processes alone, and must involve first or second-order mechanisms...
June 12, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595572/white-matter-damage-and-systemic-inflammation-in-parkinson-s-disease
#14
Pi-Ling Chiang, Hsiu-Ling Chen, Cheng-Hsien Lu, Pei-Chin Chen, Meng-Hsiang Chen, I-Hsiao Yang, Nai-Wen Tsai, Wei-Che Lin
BACKGROUND: Systemic inflammation and white matter (WM) alterations have been noted as effects of Parkinson's disease (PD). This study sought to evaluate WM integrity in PD patients using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and to assess its relationship with systemic inflammation. METHODS: Sixty-six patients with PD (23 men and 43 women) and 67 healthy volunteers (29 men and 38 women) underwent blood sampling to quantify inflammatory markers and DTI scans to determine fiber integrity...
June 8, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583079/lateral-cortical-cdca7-expression-levels-are-regulated-by-pax6-and-influence-the-production-of-intermediate-progenitors
#15
Yu-Ting Huang, John O Mason, David J Price
BACKGROUND: We studied whether regulation of Cdca7 (Cell division cycle associated 7) expression by transcription factor Pax6 contributes to Pax6's cellular actions during corticogenesis. The function of Cdca7 in mediating Pax6's effects during corticogenesis has not been explored. Pax6 is expressed by radial glial progenitors in the ventricular zone of the embryonic cortical neuroepithelium, where it is required for the development of a normal complement of Tbr2-expressing intermediate progenitor cells in the subventricular zone...
June 5, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578695/sirt1-ameliorates-oxidative-stress-induced-neural-cell-death-and-is-down-regulated-in-parkinson-s-disease
#16
Preeti Singh, Peter S Hanson, Christopher M Morris
BACKGROUND: Sirtuins (SIRTs) are NAD(+) dependent lysine deacetylases which are conserved from bacteria to humans and have been associated with longevity and lifespan extension. SIRT1, the best studied mammalian SIRT is involved in many physiological and pathological processes and changes in SIRT1 have been implicated in neurodegenerative disorders, with SIRT1 having a suggested protective role in Parkinson's disease. In this study, we determined the effect of SIRT1 on cell survival and α-synuclein aggregate formation in SH-SY5Y cells following oxidative stress...
June 2, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535798/using-kalirin-conditional-knockout-mice-to-distinguish-its-role-in-dopamine-receptor-mediated-behaviors
#17
Taylor P LaRese, Yan Yan, Betty A Eipper, Richard E Mains
BACKGROUND: Mice lacking Kalirin-7 (Kal7(KO)), a Rho GDP/GTP exchange factor, self-administer cocaine at a higher rate than wildtype mice, and show an exaggerated locomotor response to experimenter-administered cocaine. Kal7, which localizes to post-synaptic densities at glutamatergic synapses, interacts directly with the GluN2B subunit of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA; GluN) receptor. Consistent with these observations, Kal7 plays an essential role in NMDA receptor dependent long term potentiation and depression, and glutamatergic transmission plays a key role in the response to chronic cocaine...
May 23, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511693/antagonistic-action-on-nmda-glun2b-mediated-currents-of-two-peptides-that-were-conantokin-g-structure-based-designed
#18
Edwin A Reyes-Guzman, Nohora Vega-Castro, Edgar A Reyes-Montaño, Esperanza Recio-Pinto
BACKGROUND: The GluN2B subunit of the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAr) modulates many physiological processes including learning, memory, and pain. Excessive increase in NMDAr/GluN2B activity has been associated with various disorders such neuropathic pain and neuronal death following hypoxia. Thus there is an interest in identifying NMDAr antagonists that interact specifically with the GluN2B subunit. Recently based on structural analysis between the GluN2B subunit and conantokin-G, a toxin that interacts selectively with the GluN2B subunit, we designed various peptides that are predicted to act as NMDAr antagonists by interacting with the GluN2B subunit...
May 16, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506292/normobaric-hypoxia-overnight-impairs-cognitive-reaction-time
#19
Stephan Pramsohler, Stefan Wimmer, Martin Kopp, Hannes Gatterer, Martin Faulhaber, Martin Burtscher, Nikolaus Cristoph Netzer
BACKGROUND: Impaired reaction time in patients suffering from hypoxia during sleep, caused by sleep breathing disorders, is a well-described phenomenon. High altitude sleep is known to induce periodic breathing with central apneas and oxygen desaturations, even in perfectly healthy subjects. However, deficits in reaction time in mountaineers or workers after just some nights of hypoxia exposure are not sufficiently explored. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the impact of sleep in a normobaric hypoxic environment on reaction time divided by its cognitive and motoric components...
May 15, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490320/astaxanthin-protects-astrocytes-against-trauma-induced-apoptosis-through-inhibition-of-nkcc1-expression-via-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
#20
Mingkun Zhang, Zhenwen Cui, Hua Cui, Yong Wang, Chunlong Zhong
BACKGROUND: Astaxanthin (ATX) is a carotenoid pigment with pleiotropic pharmacological properties that is seen as a possible drug for treating cerebral ischemic injury and subarachnoid hemorrhage. Na(+)-K(+)-2Cl(-) co-transporter-1 (NKCC1), an intrinsic membrane protein expressed by many cell types, is activated by various insults, leading to the formation of cell swelling and brain edema. We previously established that ATX attenuated brain edema and improved neurological outcomes by modulating NKCC1 expression after traumatic brain injury in mice...
May 10, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
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