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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804449/loss-of-leptin-induced-modulation-of-hippocampal-synaptic-trasmission-and-signal-transduction-in-high-fat-diet-fed-mice
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Marco Mainardi, Matteo Spinelli, Federico Scala, Andrea Mattera, Salvatore Fusco, Marcello D'Ascenzo, Claudio Grassi
Hippocampal plasticity is triggered by a variety of stimuli including sensory inputs, neurotrophins and inflammation. Leptin, whose primary function is to regulate food intake and energy expenditure, has been recently shown to affect hippocampal neurogenesis and plasticity. Interestingly, mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD) exhibit impaired hippocampal function, but the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. To address this issue, we compared leptin responsiveness of hippocampal neurons in control and HFD-fed mice by combining single-cell electrophysiology and biochemical assays...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804448/erythropoietin-protects-against-lipopolysaccharide-induced-microgliosis-and-abnormal-granule-cell-development-in-the-ovine-fetal-cerebellum
#2
Annie R A McDougall, Nadia Hale, Sandra Rees, Richard Harding, Robert De Matteo, Stuart B Hooper, Mary Tolcos
Erythropoietin (EPO) ameliorates inflammation-induced injury in cerebral white matter (WM). However, effects of inflammation on the cerebellum and neuroprotective effects of EPO are unknown. Our aims were to determine: (i) whether lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced intrauterine inflammation causes injury to, and/or impairs development of the cerebellum; and (ii) whether recombinant human EPO (rhEPO) mitigates these changes. At 107 ± 1 days gestational age (DGA; ~0.7 of term), fetal sheep received LPS (~0.9 μg/kg; i...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798669/receptor-mechanisms-mediating-the-pro-nociceptive-action-of-hydrogen-sulfide-in-rat-trigeminal-neurons-and-meningeal-afferents
#3
Kseniya Koroleva, Alsu Mustafina, Aleksey Yakovlev, Anton Hermann, Rashid Giniatullin, Guzel Sitdikova
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), a well-established member of the gasotransmitter family, is involved in a variety of physiological functions, including pro-nociceptive action in the sensory system. Although several reports have shown that H2S activates sensory neurons, the molecular targets of H2S action in trigeminal (TG) nociception, implicated in migraine, remains controversial. In this study, using suction electrode recordings, we investigate the effect of the H2S donor, sodium hydrosulfide (NaHS), on nociceptive firing in rat meningeal TG nerve fibers...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798668/coordinated-plasticity-among-glutamatergic-and-gabaergic-neurons-and-synapses-in-the-barrel-cortex-is-correlated-to-learning-efficiency
#4
Xin Zhao, Li Huang, Rui Guo, Yulong Liu, Shidi Zhao, Sudong Guan, Rongjing Ge, Shan Cui, Shirlene Wang, Jin-Hui Wang
Functional plasticity at cortical synapses and neurons is presumably associated with learning and memory. Additionally, coordinated refinement between glutamatergic and GABAergic neurons occurs in associative memory. If these assumptions are present, neuronal plasticity strength and learning efficiency should be correlated. We have examined whether neuronal plasticity strength and learning efficiency are quantitatively correlated in a mouse model of associative learning. Paired whisker and odor stimulations in mice induce odorant-induced whisker motions...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798667/the-foxp2-driven-network-in-developmental-disorders-and-neurodegeneration
#5
Franz Oswald, Patricia Klöble, André Ruland, David Rosenkranz, Bastian Hinz, Falk Butter, Sanja Ramljak, Ulrich Zechner, Holger Herlyn
The transcription repressor FOXP2 is a crucial player in nervous system evolution and development of humans and songbirds. In order to provide an additional insight into its functional role we compared target gene expression levels between human neuroblastoma cells (SH-SY5Y) stably overexpressing FOXP2 cDNA of either humans or the common chimpanzee, Rhesus monkey, and marmoset, respectively. RNA-seq led to identification of 27 genes with differential regulation under the control of human FOXP2, which were previously reported to have FOXP2-driven and/or songbird song-related expression regulation...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798666/nlrp6-inflammasome-ameliorates-brain-injury-after-intracerebral-hemorrhage
#6
Peng-Fei Wang, Zhen-Guang Li, Yong Zhang, Xiao-Hua Ju, Xin-Wu Liu, Ai-Ming Zhou, Jing Chen
NLRP6 inflammasome, one of the important intracellular innate immune sensors, has been shown to regulate immune responses. However, its roles in the intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) are completely not clear. In the present study, we investigated the expression profile and biological roles of NLRP6 inflammasome in perihematomal brain tissues of mice subjected to ICH. In this study, we investigated the expression profile of NLRP6 inflammasome in the perihematomal brain tissues and explored the biological role of NLRP6 inflammasome upon acute brain injury in mice subjected to ICH...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790893/brain-and-peripheral-atypical-inflammatory-mediators-potentiate-neuroinflammation-and-neurodegeneration
#7
REVIEW
Duraisamy Kempuraj, Ramasamy Thangavel, Govindhasamy P Selvakumar, Smita Zaheer, Mohammad E Ahmed, Sudhanshu P Raikwar, Haris Zahoor, Daniyal Saeed, Prashant A Natteru, Shankar Iyer, Asgar Zaheer
Neuroinflammatory response is primarily a protective mechanism in the brain. However, excessive and chronic inflammatory responses can lead to deleterious effects involving immune cells, brain cells and signaling molecules. Neuroinflammation induces and accelerates pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD), Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Multiple sclerosis (MS). Neuroinflammatory pathways are indicated as novel therapeutic targets for these diseases. Mast cells are immune cells of hematopoietic origin that regulate inflammation and upon activation release many proinflammatory mediators in systemic and central nervous system (CNS) inflammatory conditions...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28785206/rgia4-potently-blocks-mouse-%C3%AE-9%C3%AE-10-nachrs-and-provides-long-lasting-protection-against-oxaliplatin-induced-cold-allodynia
#8
Sean B Christensen, Arik J Hone, Isabelle Roux, Julie Kniazeff, Jean-Philippe Pin, Grégory Upert, Denis Servent, Elisabeth Glowatzki, J Michael McIntosh
Transcripts for α9 and α10 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) subunits are found in diverse tissues. The function of α9α10 nAChRs is best known in mechanosensory cochlear hair cells, but elsewhere their roles are less well-understood. α9α10 nAChRs have been implicated as analgesic targets and α-conotoxins that block α9α10 nAChRs produce analgesia. However, some of these peptides show large potency differences between species. Additionally several studies have indicated that these conotoxins may also activate GABAB receptors (GABABRs)...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28785205/differential-slc1a2-promoter-methylation-in-bipolar-disorder-with-or-without-addiction
#9
Yun-Fang Jia, YuBin Choi, Jennifer R Ayers-Ringler, Joanna M Biernacka, Jennifer R Geske, Daniel R Lindberg, Susan L McElroy, Mark A Frye, Doo-Sup Choi, Marin Veldic
While downregulation of excitatory amino acid transporter 2 (EAAT2), the main transporter removing glutamate from the synapse, has been recognized in bipolar disorder (BD), the underlying mechanisms of downregulation have not been elucidated. BD is influenced by environmental factors, which may, via epigenetic modulation of gene expression, differentially affect illness presentation. This study thus focused on epigenetic DNA methylation regulation of SLC1A2, encoding for EAAT2, in BD with variable environmental influences of addiction...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28785204/cell-cell-connection-enhances-proliferation-and-neuronal-differentiation-of-rat-embryonic-neural-stem-progenitor-cells
#10
Qian Jiao, Xingxing Li, Jing An, Zhichao Zhang, Xinlin Chen, Jing Tan, Pengbo Zhang, Haixia Lu, Yong Liu
Cell-cell interaction as one of the niche signals plays an important role in the balance of stem cell quiescence and proliferation or differentiation. In order to address the effect and the possible mechanisms of cell-cell connection on neural stem/progenitor cells (NSCs/NPCs) proliferation and differentiation, upon passaging, NSCs/NPCs were either dissociated into single cell as usual (named Group I) or mechanically triturated into a mixture of single cell and small cell clusters containing direct cell-cell connections (named Group II)...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769771/upregulation-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-in-primary-cultured-rat-astrocytes-induced-by-2-chloroethanol-via-mapk-signal-pathways
#11
Tong Wang, Yingjun Liao, Qi Sun, Hongge Tang, Gaoyang Wang, Fenghong Zhao, Yaping Jin
2-Chloroethanol (2-CE) is one of the reactive metabolites of 1,2-DCE in vivo, which might contribute to brain edema formation induced by 1,2-dichloroethane (1,2-DCE) poisoning. Thus, the purpose of this study was to explore the roles of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signal pathways in upregulation of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) in 2-CE exposed rat astrocytes. Expression of p38 MAPK (p38), extracellular signal regulated protein kinase (ERK), c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) and MMP-9 at both protein and gene levels in rat astrocytes were determined using western blot and real-time RT-PCR methods...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769770/regulatory-mechanisms-controlling-maturation-of-serotonin-neuron-identity-and-function
#12
William C Spencer, Evan S Deneris
The brain serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine; 5-HT) system has been extensively studied for its role in normal physiology and behavior, as well as, neuropsychiatric disorders. The broad influence of 5-HT on brain function, is in part due to the vast connectivity pattern of 5-HT-producing neurons throughout the CNS. 5-HT neurons are born and terminally specified midway through embryogenesis, then enter a protracted period of maturation, where they functionally integrate into CNS circuitry and then are maintained throughout life...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769769/transplantation-of-hematopoietic-stem-cells-promotes-functional-improvement-associated-with-nt-3-mek-1-activation-in-spinal-cord-transected-rats
#13
Liu-Lin Xiong, Fei Liu, Shi-Kang Deng, Jia Liu, Qi-Qin Dan, Piao Zhang, Yu Zou, Qing-Jie Xia, Ting-Hua Wang
Transected spinal cord injury (SCT) is a devastating clinical disease that strongly affects a patient's daily life and remains a great challenge for clinicians. Stem-cell therapy has been proposed as a potential therapeutic modality for SCT. To investigate the effects of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) on the recovery of structure and function in SCT rats and to explore the mechanisms associated with recovery, 57 adult Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into sham (n = 15), SCT (n = 24), and HSC transplantation groups (n = 15)...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769768/developmental-shift-of-inhibitory-transmitter-content-at-a-central-auditory-synapse
#14
Jana Nerlich, Rudolf Rübsamen, Ivan Milenkovic
Synaptic inhibition in the CNS is mostly mediated by GABA or glycine. Generally, the use of the two transmitters is spatially segregated, but there are central synapses employing both, which allows for spatial and temporal variability of inhibitory mechanisms. Spherical bushy cells (SBCs) in the mammalian cochlear nucleus receive primary excitatory inputs through auditory nerve fibers arising from the organ of Corti and non-primary inhibition mediated by a dual glycine-GABA transmission. Slow kinetics IPSCs enable activity dependent tonic-like conductance build up, functioning as a gain control by filtering out small or temporally imprecise EPSPs...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769767/pannexins-are-potential-new-players-in-the-regulation-of-cerebral-homeostasis-during-sleep-wake-cycle
#15
Valery I Shestopalov, Yuri Panchin, Olga S Tarasova, Dina Gaynullina, Vladimir M Kovalzon
During brain homeostasis, both neurons and astroglia release ATP that is rapidly converted to adenosine in the extracellular space. Pannexin-1 (Panx1) hemichannels represent a major conduit of non-vesicular ATP release from brain cells. Previous studies have shown that Panx1(-/-) mice possess severe disruption of the sleep-wake cycle. Here, we review experimental data supporting the involvement of pannexins (Panx) in the coordination of fundamental sleep-associated brain processes, such as neuronal activity and regulation of cerebrovascular tone...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769766/breakthrough-cancer-pain-is-associated-with-spinal-gap-junction-activation-via-regulation-of-connexin-43-in-a-mouse-model
#16
Xin Li, Siqing Jiang, Hui Yang, Qian Liao, Shousong Cao, Xuebin Yan, Dong Huang
Breakthrough cancer pain (BTcP) is a high-intensity, short-duration, unpredictable and uncontrollable pain. Recent studies have shown that activation of gap junction (GJ) in spinal cord plays an important role in the pathogenesis of BTcP. We examined the expressions of Glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), connexin (Cx) 43 protein and phosphorylation of Cx43 (p-Cx43) in the spinal cord of mice. In addition, we investigated the effects of Gap26, a selective GJ blocker, on the expressions of GFAP, Cx43 and p-Cx43 in BTcP mice...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769765/mesenchymal-stem-cell-derived-extracellular-vesicles-ameliorates-hippocampal-synaptic-impairment-after-transient-global-ischemia
#17
Mingyang Deng, Han Xiao, Hainan Zhang, Hongling Peng, Huan Yuan, Yunxiao Xu, Guangsen Zhang, Zhiping Hu
Recent studies have found that administration of stem cells or extracellular vehicles (EVs) derived from stem cells exert neuroprotective effects after transient global ischemia. However, the underlying mechanisms of this effect remain unclear, especially at the level of synaptic functions. In this study, we compared the suppressive effects on cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) upregulation by EVs derived from bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSC-EV), adipose tissue MSC (AdMSC-EV) and serum (serum-EV). Then we examined whether BMSC-EVs could restore functional integrity of synaptic transmission and plasticity...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769764/gap-junctions-link-regular-spiking-and-fast-spiking-interneurons-in-layer-5-somatosensory-cortex
#18
Robert J Hatch, G Dulini C Mendis, Kai Kaila, Christopher A Reid, Steven Petrou
Gap junctions form electrical synapses that modulate neuronal activity by synchronizing action potential (AP) firing of cortical interneurons (INs). Gap junctions are thought to form predominantly within cortical INs of the same functional class and are therefore considered to act within discrete neuronal populations. Here, we challenge that view and show that the probability of electrical coupling is the same within and between regular-spiking (RS) and fast-spiking (FS) cortical INs in 16-21 days old mice...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769763/development-of-serotonergic-fibers-in-the-post-natal-mouse-brain
#19
Giacomo Maddaloni, Alice Bertero, Marta Pratelli, Noemi Barsotti, Annemarie Boonstra, Andrea Giorgi, Sara Migliarini, Massimo Pasqualetti
Serotonin (5-HT)-synthetizing neurons, which are confined in the raphe nuclei of the rhombencephalon, provide a pervasive innervation of the central nervous system (CNS) and are involved in the modulation of a plethora of functions in both developing and adult brain. Classical studies have described the post-natal development of serotonergic axons as a linear process of terminal field innervation. However, technical limitations have hampered a fine morphological characterization. With the advent of genetic mouse models, the possibility to label specific neuronal populations allowed the rigorous measurement of their axonal morphological features as well as their developmental dynamics...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769762/loss-of-irf2bp2-in-microglia-increases-inflammation-and-functional-deficits-after-focal-ischemic-brain-injury
#20
Shelly A Cruz, Aswin Hari, Zhaohong Qin, Pascal Couture, Hua Huang, Diane C Lagace, Alexandre F R Stewart, Hsiao-Huei Chen
Ischemic stroke causes neuronal cell death and triggers a cascade of inflammatory signals that contribute to secondary brain damage. Microglia, the brain-resident macrophages that remove dead neurons, play a critical role in the brain's response to ischemic injury. Our previous studies showed that IRF2 binding protein 2 (IRF2BP2) regulates peripheral macrophage polarization, limits their inflammatory response and reduces susceptibility to atherosclerosis. Here, we show that loss of IRF2BP2 in microglia leads to increased inflammatory cytokine expression in response to lipopolysaccharide challenge and impaired activation of anti-inflammatory markers in response to interleukin-4 (IL4) stimulation...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
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