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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033785/versatile-roles-of-the-chromatin-remodeler-chd7-during-brain-development-and-disease
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REVIEW
Weijun Feng, Chunxuan Shao, Hai-Kun Liu
CHD7 (Chromo-Helicase-DNA binding protein 7) protein is an ATP-dependent chromatin remodeler. Heterozygous mutation of the CHD7 gene causes a severe congenital disease known as CHARGE syndrome. Most CHARGE syndrome patients have brain structural anomalies, implicating an important role of CHD7 during brain development. In this review, we summarize studies dissecting developmental functions of CHD7 in the brain and discuss pathogenic mechanisms behind neurodevelopmental defects caused by mutation of CHD7. As we discussed, CHD7 protein exhibits a remarkably specific and dynamic expression pattern in the brain...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021741/the-neuroprotective-role-of-protein-quality-control-in-halting-the-development-of-alpha-synuclein-pathology
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REVIEW
Destiny-Love Manecka, Benoît Vanderperre, Edward A Fon, Thomas M Durcan
Synucleinopathies are a family of neurodegenerative disorders that comprises Parkinson's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, and multiple system atrophy. Each of these disorders is characterized by devastating motor, cognitive, and autonomic consequences. Current treatments for synucleinopathies are not curative and are limited to improvement of quality of life for affected individuals. Although the underlying causes of these diseases are unknown, a shared pathological hallmark is the presence of proteinaceous inclusions containing the α-synuclein (α-syn) protein in brain tissue...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021740/electroacupuncture-alleviates-surgical-trauma-induced-hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal-axis-hyperactivity-via-microrna-142
#3
Jing Zhu, Zhejun Chen, Zehui Meng, Minda Ju, Mizhen Zhang, Gencheng Wu, Haidong Guo, Zhanzhuang Tian
Electroacupuncture (EA) could improve the hyperactivity of the hypothalamus pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis induced by hepatectomy. However, its underlying mechanism still remains largely unclear. Here, we found that hypothalamic corticotrophin releasing hormone (CRH) modulates the function of the HPA axis, while hepatectomy induced an HPA axis disorder and EA application could regulate the hypothalamic CRH. We first demonstrated that microRNAs (miRNAs) target on CRH via bioinformatics analysis and screened them in the primary hypothalamic neurons...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018329/cddo-and-atra-instigate-differentiation-of-imr32-human-neuroblastoma-cells
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Namrata Chaudhari, Priti Talwar, Christian Lefebvre D'hellencourt, Palaniyandi Ravanan
Neuroblastoma is the most common solid extra cranial tumor in infants. Improving the clinical outcome of children with aggressive tumors undergoing one of the multiple treatment options has been a major concern. Differentiating neuroblastoma cells holds promise in inducing tumor growth arrest and treating minimal residual disease. In this study, we investigated the effect of partial PPARγ agonist 2-cyano-3,12-dioxooleana-1,9(11)-dien-28-oic acid (CDDO) on human neuroblastoma IMR32 cells. Our results demonstrate that treatment with low concentration of CDDO and particularly in combination with all trans retinoic acid (ATRA) induced neurite outgrowth, increased the percentage of more than two neurites bearing cells, and decreased viability in IMR32 cells...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018328/intermittent-ethanol-during-adolescence-leads-to-lasting-behavioral-changes-in-adulthood-and-alters-gene-expression-and-histone-methylation-in-the-pfc
#5
Jennifer T Wolstenholme, Tariq Mahmood, Guy M Harris, Shahroze Abbas, Michael F Miles
Adolescents primarily consume alcohol in binges, which can be particularly harmful to the developing frontal cortex and increase risk for an adult alcohol use disorder. We conducted a study investigating immediate and long lasting changes to the prefrontal cortex (PFC) transcriptome to determine the molecular mechanisms underlying adult ethanol behavioral sensitivity following binge ethanol in adolescence. DBA/2J mice were orally dosed with 4 g/kg ethanol intermittently from day 29 to 42. Adolescent mice were tested for anxiety-like behavior and ethanol sensitivity using the loss of righting reflex task...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018327/maternal-cigarette-smoke-exposure-worsens-neurological-outcomes-in-adolescent-offspring-with-hypoxic-ischemic-injury
#6
Yik L Chan, Sonia Saad, Rita Machaalani, Brian G Oliver, Bryce Vissel, Carol Pollock, Nicole M Jones, Hui Chen
Hypoxic-ischemic (HI) encephalopathy occurs in approximately 6 per 1000 term newborns leading to devastating neurological consequences, such as cerebral palsy and seizures. Maternal smoking is one of the prominent risk factors contributing to HI injury. Mitochondrial integrity plays a critical role in neural injury and repair during HI. We previously showed that maternal cigarette smoke exposure (SE) can reduce brain mitochondrial fission and autophagosome markers in male offspring. This was accompanied by increased brain cell apoptosis (active caspase-3) and DNA fragmentation (TUNEL staining)...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018326/the-molecular-fingerprint-of-dorsal-root-and-trigeminal-ganglion-neurons
#7
Douglas M Lopes, Franziska Denk, Stephen B McMahon
The dorsal root ganglia (DRG) and trigeminal ganglia (TG) are clusters of cell bodies of highly specialized sensory neurons which are responsible for relaying information about our environment to the central nervous system. Despite previous efforts to characterize sensory neurons at the molecular level, it is still unknown whether those present in DRG and TG have distinct expression profiles and therefore a unique molecular fingerprint. To address this question, we isolated lumbar DRG and TG neurons using fluorescence-activated cell sorting from Advillin-GFP transgenic mice and performed RNA sequencing...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018325/hearing-loss-controlled-by-optogenetic-stimulation-of-nonexcitable-nonglial-cells-in-the-cochlea-of-the-inner-ear
#8
Mitsuo P Sato, Taiga Higuchi, Fumiaki Nin, Genki Ogata, Seishiro Sawamura, Takamasa Yoshida, Takeru Ota, Karin Hori, Shizuo Komune, Satoru Uetsuka, Samuel Choi, Masatsugu Masuda, Takahisa Watabe, Sho Kanzaki, Kaoru Ogawa, Hidenori Inohara, Shuichi Sakamoto, Hirohide Takebayashi, Katsumi Doi, Kenji F Tanaka, Hiroshi Hibino
Light-gated ion channels and transporters have been applied to a broad array of excitable cells including neurons, cardiac myocytes, skeletal muscle cells and pancreatic β-cells in an organism to clarify their physiological and pathological roles. Nonetheless, among nonexcitable cells, only glial cells have been studied in vivo by this approach. Here, by optogenetic stimulation of a different nonexcitable cell type in the cochlea of the inner ear, we induce and control hearing loss. To our knowledge, deafness animal models using optogenetics have not yet been established...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018324/design-and-characterization-of-a-human-monoclonal-antibody-that-modulates-mutant-connexin-26-hemichannels-implicated-in-deafness-and-skin-disorders
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Liang Xu, Andrea Carrer, Francesco Zonta, Zhihu Qu, Peixiang Ma, Sheng Li, Federico Ceriani, Damiano Buratto, Giulia Crispino, Veronica Zorzi, Gaia Ziraldo, Francesca Bruno, Chiara Nardin, Chiara Peres, Flavia Mazzarda, Anna M Salvatore, Marcello Raspa, Ferdinando Scavizzi, Youjun Chu, Sichun Xie, Xuemei Yang, Jun Liao, Xiao Liu, Wei Wang, Shanshan Wang, Guang Yang, Richard A Lerner, Fabio Mammano
Background: Mutations leading to changes in properties, regulation, or expression of connexin-made channels have been implicated in 28 distinct human hereditary diseases. Eight of these result from variants of connexin 26 (Cx26), a protein critically involved in cell-cell signaling in the inner ear and skin. Lack of non-toxic drugs with defined mechanisms of action poses a serious obstacle to therapeutic interventions for diseases caused by mutant connexins. In particular, molecules that specifically modulate connexin hemichannel function without affecting gap junction channels are considered of primary importance for the study of connexin hemichannel role in physiological as well as pathological conditions...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993724/plpp-cin-regulates-seizure-activity-by-the-differential-modulation-of-calsenilin-binding-to-glun1-and-kv4-2-in-mice
#10
Ji-Eun Kim, Hye-Won Hyun, Su-Ji Min, Duk-Shin Lee, A Ran Jeon, Min Ju Kim, Tae-Cheon Kang
Calsenilin (CSEN) binds to Kv4.2 (an A-type K(+) channel) as well as N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR), and modulates their activities. However, the regulatory mechanisms for CSEN-binding to Kv4.2 or NMDAR remain elusive. Here, we demonstrate the novel role of pyridoxal-5'-phosphate phosphatase/chronophin (PLPP/CIN), one of the cofilin-mediated F-actin regulators, in the CSEN binding to Kv4.2 or GluN1 (an NMDAR subunit). PLPP/CIN dephosphorylated CSEN in competition with casein kinase 1, independent of cofilin dephosphorylation...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993723/bace1-dependent-neuregulin-1-signaling-an-implication-for-schizophrenia
#11
REVIEW
Zhengrong Zhang, Jing Huang, Yong Shen, Rena Li
Schizophrenia is a chronic psychiatric disorder with a lifetime prevalence of about 1% in the general population. Recent studies have shown that Neuregulin-1 (Nrg1) is a candidate gene for schizophrenia. At least 15 alternative splicing of NRG1 isoforms all contain an extracellular epidermal growth factor (EGF)-like domain, which is sufficient for Nrg1 biological activity including the formation of myelin sheaths and the regulation of synaptic plasticity. It is known that Nrg1 can be cleaved by β-secretase (BACE1) and the resulting N-terminal fragment (Nrg1-ntf) binds to receptor tyrosine kinase ErbB4, which activates Nrg1/ErbB4 signaling...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983241/corrigendum-the-generation-of-mouse-and-human-huntington-disease-ips-cells-suitable-for-in-vitro-studies-on-huntingtin-function
#12
Wojciech J Szlachcic, Kalina Wiatr, Marta Trzeciak, Marek Figlerowicz, Maciej Figiel
[This corrects the article on p. 253 in vol. 10, PMID: 28848389.].
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983240/transcription-factor-nfat5-promotes-glioblastoma-cell-driven-angiogenesis-via-sbf2-as1-mir-338-3p-mediated-egfl7-expression-change
#13
Hai Yu, Jian Zheng, Xiaobai Liu, Yixue Xue, Shuyuan Shen, Lini Zhao, Zhen Li, Yunhui Liu
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most aggressive primary intracranial tumor of adults and confers a poor prognosis due to high vascularization. Hence anti-angiogenic therapy has become a promising strategy for GBM treatment. In this study, the transcription factor nuclear factor of activated T-cells 5 (NFAT5) was significantly elevated in glioma samples and GBM cell lines, and positively correlated with glioma WHO grades. Knockdown of NFAT5 inhibited GBM cell-driven angiogenesis. Furthermore, long non-coding RNA SBF2 antisense RNA 1 (SBF2-AS1) was upregulated in glioma samples and knockdown of SBF2-AS1 impaired GBM-induced angiogenesis...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983239/the-serotonin-receptor-subtype-5b-specifically-interacts-with-serotonin-receptor-subtype-1a
#14
Sabine Niebert, Gijsbert J van Belle, Steffen Vogelgesang, Till Manzke, Marcus Niebert
Previously, we described the dysregulation of serotonin (5-HT) receptor subtype 5b (5-ht5b) in a mouse model of Rett syndrome (RTT). 5-ht5b has not been extensively studied, so we set out to characterize it in more detail. Unlike common cell surface receptors, 5-ht5b displays no membrane expression, while receptor clusters are located in endosomes. This unusual subcellular localization is at least in part controlled by glycosylation of the N-terminus, with 5-ht5b possessing fewer glycosylation sites than related receptors...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979185/the-membrane-glycoprotein-m6a-endocytic-recycling-pathway-involves-clathrin-mediated-endocytosis-and-affects-neuronal-synapses
#15
Micaela D Garcia, Karina Formoso, Gabriela I Aparicio, Alberto C C Frasch, Camila Scorticati
Single point mutations or variations in the expression of the gene encoding the neuronal glycoprotein M6a have been associated with psychiatric disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, depression and schizophrenia. In cultured neurons, M6a positively contributes to neurite extension, axon guidance, filopodia/spine outgrowth, and synapse formation. The endocytic processes of neuronal membrane proteins are linked to the differentiation, growth, signaling and plasticity of neurons. However, the roles of M6a and the precise mechanisms through which M6a internalizes and recycles back to the neuronal membrane are unknown...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979184/spin90-modulates-long-term-depression-and-behavioral-flexibility-in-the-hippocampus
#16
Dae Hwan Kim, Minkyung Kang, Chong-Hyun Kim, Yun Hyun Huh, In Ha Cho, Hyun-Hee Ryu, Kyung Hwun Chung, Chul-Seung Park, Sangmyung Rhee, Yong-Seok Lee, Woo Keun Song
The importance of actin-binding proteins (ABPs) in the regulation of synapse morphology and plasticity has been well established. SH3 protein interacting with Nck, 90 kDa (SPIN90), an Nck-interacting protein highly expressed in synapses, is essential for actin remodeling and dendritic spine morphology. Synaptic targeting of SPIN90 to spine heads or dendritic shafts depends on its phosphorylation state, leading to blockage of cofilin-mediated actin depolymerization and spine shrinkage. However, the physiological role of SPIN90 in long-term plasticity, learning and memory are largely unknown...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974925/commentary-nix-restores-mitophagy-and-mitochondrial-function-to-protect-against-pink1-parkin-related-parkinson-s-disease
#17
COMMENT
Jin-Sung Park, Brianada Koentjoro, Carolyn M Sue
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970783/the-histone-h3k27-demethylase-utx-regulates-synaptic-plasticity-and-cognitive-behaviors-in-mice
#18
Gang-Bin Tang, Yu-Qiang Zeng, Pei-Pei Liu, Ting-Wei Mi, Shuang-Feng Zhang, Shang-Kun Dai, Qing-Yuan Tang, Lin Yang, Ya-Jie Xu, Hai-Liang Yan, Hong-Zhen Du, Zhao-Qian Teng, Feng-Quan Zhou, Chang-Mei Liu
Histone demethylase UTX mediates removal of repressive trimethylation of histone H3 lysine 27 (H3K27me3) to establish a mechanistic switch to activate large sets of genes. Mutation of Utx has recently been shown to be associated with Kabuki syndrome, a rare congenital anomaly syndrome with dementia. However, its biological function in the brain is largely unknown. Here, we observe that deletion of Utx results in increased anxiety-like behaviors and impaired spatial learning and memory in mice. Loss of Utx in the hippocampus leads to reduced long-term potentiation and amplitude of miniature excitatory postsynaptic current, aberrant dendrite development and defective synapse formation...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966576/modifications-and-trafficking-of-app-in-the-pathogenesis-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#19
REVIEW
Xin Wang, Xuan Zhou, Gongying Li, Yun Zhang, Yili Wu, Weihong Song
Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common neurodegenerative disorder, is the leading cause of dementia. Neuritic plaque, one of the major characteristics of AD neuropathology, mainly consists of amyloid β (Aβ) protein. Aβ is derived from amyloid precursor protein (APP) by sequential cleavages of β- and γ-secretase. Although APP upregulation can promote AD pathogenesis by facilitating Aβ production, growing evidence indicates that aberrant post-translational modifications and trafficking of APP play a pivotal role in AD pathogenesis by dysregulating APP processing and Aβ generation...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966575/pi3k-mtor-s6k-signaling-mediates-neuronal-viability-via-collapsin-response-mediator-protein-2-expression
#20
Eun J Na, Hye Yeon Nam, Jiyoung Park, Myung Ah Chung, Hyun Ae Woo, Hwa-Jung Kim
Collapsin response mediator protein (CRMP)-2 and the mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) signaling pathway are associated with common physiological functions such as neuronal polarity, axonal outgrowth and synaptic strength, as well as various brain disorders including epilepsy. But, their regulatory and functional links are unclear. Alterations in CRMP-2 expression that lead to its functional changes are implicated in brain disorders such as epilepsy. Here, we investigate whether changes in CRMP-2 expression, possibly regulated by mTOR-related signaling, correlates with neuronal growth and viability...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
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