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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762846/neurotrophin-3-improves-fracture-healing-in-rats
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X Li, D-C Sun, Y Li, X-Y Wu
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed at investigating the role of Neurotrophin-3 (NT-3) in the bone fracture healing of rats and to provide a reference for clinical treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 40 Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into control group and NT-3 group. The tibia fracture model was made in NT-3 group, and the tibia bone mineral density (BMD) was measured before and after the surgery. The biomechanics indexes were inspected after the surgery, including elasticity modulus, max load, and bending rigidity...
April 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723636/mechanical-loading-of-intervertebral-disc-modulates-microglia-proliferation-activation-and-chemotaxis
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Stefania Elena Navone, Marianna Peroglio, Laura Guarnaccia, Matteo Beretta, Sibylle Grad, Moira Paroni, Chiara Cordiglieri, Marco Locatelli, Mauro Pluderi, Paolo Rampini, Rolando Campanella, Mauro Alini, Giovanni Marfia
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to assess the effects of the neuroinflammatory microenvironment of a mechanically-induced degenerating IVD on neuroinflammatory like cells such as microglia, in order to comprehend the role of microglial cells in degenerative disc disease. METHODS: Bovine caudal IVDs were kept in culture in an ex vivo bioreactor under high frequency loading and limited nutrition or in free swelling conditions as control samples. Conditioned media (CM) were collected, analysed for cytokine and neurotrophin content and applied to microglial cells for neuroinflammatory activation assessment...
April 30, 2018: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682085/prostaglandin-e-2-produced-by-alginate-encapsulated-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-modulates-the-astrocyte-inflammatory-response
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Elizabeth C Stucky, Joshua Erndt-Marino, Rene S Schloss, Martin L Yarmush, David I Shreiber
Astroglia are well known for their role in propagating secondary injury following brain trauma. Modulation of this injury cascade, including inflammation, is essential to repair and recovery. Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) have been demonstrated as trophic mediators in several models of secondary CNS injury, however, there has been varied success with the use of direct implantation due to a failure to persist at the injury site. To achieve sustained therapeutic benefit, we have encapsulated MSCs in alginate microspheres and evaluated the ability of these encapsulated MSCs to attenuate neuro-inflammation...
June 2017: Nano LIFE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663315/pro-region-engineering-of-nerve-growth-factor-by-deep-mutational-scanning-enables-a-yeast-platform-for-conformational-epitope-mapping-of-anti-ngf-monoclonal-antibodies
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Angélica V Medina-Cucurella, Yaqi Zhu, Scott J Bowen, Lisa M Bergeron, Timothy A Whitehead
Nerve growth factor (NGF) plays a central role in multiple chronic pain conditions. As such, anti-NGF monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) that function by antagonizing NGF downstream signaling are leading drug candidates for non-opioid pain relief. To evaluate anti-canine NGF (cNGF) mAbs we sought a yeast surface display platform of cNGF. Both mature cNGF and pro-cNGF displayed on the yeast surface but bound conformationally sensitive mAbs at most 2.5-fold in mean fluorescence intensity above background, suggesting that cNGF was mostly misfolded...
April 16, 2018: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657092/the-critical-chemical-and-mechanical-regulation-of-folic-acid-on-neural-engineering
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Gloria B Kim, Yongjie Chen, Weibo Kang, Jinshan Guo, Russell Payne, Hui Li, Qiong Wei, Julianne Baker, Cheng Dong, Sulin Zhang, Pak Kin Wong, Elias B Rizk, Jiazhi Yan, Jian Yang
The mandate of folic acid supplementation in grained products has reduced the occurrence of neural tube defects by one third in the U.S since its introduction by the Food and Drug Administration in 1998. However, the advantages and possible mechanisms of action of using folic acid for peripheral nerve engineering and neurological diseases still remain largely elusive. Herein, folic acid is described as an inexpensive and multifunctional niche component that modulates behaviors in different cells in the nervous system...
April 3, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644656/pro-region-engineering-of-nerve-growth-factor-by-deep-mutational-scanning-enables-a-yeast-platform-for-conformational-epitope-mapping-of-anti-ngf-monoclonal-antibodies
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Angélica V Medina-Cucurella, Yaqi Zhu, Scott J Bowen, Lisa M Bergeron, Timothy A Whitehead
Nerve growth factor (NGF) plays a central role in multiple chronic pain conditions. As such, anti-NGF monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) that function by antagonizing NGF downstream signaling are leading drug candidates for non-opioid pain relief. To evaluate anti-canine NGF (cNGF) mAbs we sought a yeast surface display platform of cNGF. Both mature cNGF and pro-cNGF displayed on the yeast surface but bound conformationally sensitive mAbs at most 2.5-fold in mean fluorescence intensity above background, suggesting that cNGF was mostly misfolded...
April 12, 2018: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643001/immune-cell-bdnf-expression-in-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-patients-and-following-one-year-of-immunomodulation-therapy
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Alicja Kalinowska-Łyszczarz, Mikołaj A Pawlak, Aleksandra Wyciszkiewicz, Krystyna Osztynowicz, Wojciech Kozubski, Sławomir Michalak
Although neurons are the main source of neurotrophins in the healthy brain, neurotrophins can also be expressed in the immune system. We have previously shown that in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) lower immune-cell neurotrophin levels are associated with brain atrophy and cognitive impairment. The aim of the present study was to assess if immune-cell neurotrophin expression is impaired in MS as compared with the healthy controls, and to describe if these levels change in treatment-naïve RRMS patients, following one year of immunomodulation...
March 29, 2018: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578485/cysteine-rich-repeat-domains-2-and-4-are-amyloid-%C3%AE-binding-domains-of-neurotrophin-receptor-p75ntr-and-potential-targets-to-block-amyloid-%C3%AE-neurotoxicity
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Ye-Ran Wang, Jun Wang, Yu-Hui Liu, Gong-Ling Hu, Chang-Yue Gao, Yan-Jiang Wang, Xin-Fu Zhou, Fan Zeng
The p75 neurotrophin receptor (p75NTR) is an amyloid-β (Aβ) receptor that both mediates Aβ neurotoxicity and regulates Aβ production and deposition, thus playing an important role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The extracellular domain of p75NTR (p75ECD), consisting of four cysteine-rich repeat domains (CRDs), was recently reported to be an endogenous anti-Aβ scavenger to block p75NTR-mediated neuronal death and neurite degeneration signaling of Aβ and pro-neurotrophins. Identification of the specific Aβ binding domains of p75NTR is crucial for illuminating their interactions and the etiology of AD...
March 23, 2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543647/painful-neurotrophins-and-their-role-in-visceral-pain
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Ana E López-Pérez, Kulmira Nurgali, Raquel Abalo
Beyond their well-known role in embryonic development of the central and peripheral nervous system, neurotrophins, particularly nerve growth factor and brain-derived neurotrophic factor, exert an essential role in pain production and sensitization. This has mainly been studied within the framework of somatic pain, and even antibodies (tanezumab and fasinumab) have recently been developed for their use in chronic somatic painful conditions, such as osteoarthritis or low back pain. However, data suggest that neurotrophins also exert an important role in the occurrence of visceral pain and visceral sensitization...
April 2018: Behavioural Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29539621/immune-cell-neurotrophin-production-is-associated-with-subcortical-brain-atrophy-in-neuropsychiatric-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients
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Alicja Kalinowska-Łyszczarz, Mikołaj A Pawlak, Aleksandra Wyciszkiewicz, Katarzyna Pawlak-Buś, Piotr Leszczyński, Mariusz Puszczewicz, Włodzimierz Paprzycki, Wojciech Kozubski, Sławomir Michalak
OBJECTIVE: Central nervous system (CNS) involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) remains poorly understood. Damage within the CNS is driven by the autoimmune response; however, immunopathophysiology of neuropsychiatric (NP) SLE is multifactorial. Immune cell neurotrophin production could be neuroprotective against autoimmunity-driven CNS damage, as has been shown in multiple sclerosis. The aim of this study was to establish whether immune cell neurotrophin production is associated with damage severity in NPSLE...
March 14, 2018: Neuroimmunomodulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509661/two-new-cyathane-diterpenoids-from-mycelial-cultures-of-the-medicinal-mushroom-hericium-erinaceus-and-the-rare-species-hericium-flagellum
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Zeljka Rupcic, Monique Rascher, Sae Kanaki, Reinhard W Köster, Marc Stadler, Kathrin Wittstein
Basidiomycetes of the genus Hericium are among the most praised medicinal and edible mushrooms, which are known to produce secondary metabolites with the potential to treat neurodegenerative diseases. This activity has been attributed to the discovery of various terpenoids that can stimulate the production of nerve growth factor ( NGF ) or (as established more recently) brain-derived neurotrophic factor ( BDNF ) in cell-based bioassays. The present study reports on the metabolite profiles of a Lion's Mane mushroom ( Hericium erinaceus ) strain and a strain of the rare species, Hericium flagellum (synonym H...
March 6, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29508255/anti-amyloidgenic-and-neurotrophic-effects-of-tetrahydroxystilbene-glucoside-on-a-chronic-mitochondrial-dysfunction-rat-model-induced-by-sodium-azide
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Ru-Yi Zhang, Lan Zhang, Li Zhang, Yu-Lan Wang, Lin Li
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is an irreversible neurodegenerative brain disorder with complex pathogenesis. Emerging evidence indicates that there is a tight relationship between mitochondrial dysfunction and β-amyloid (Aβ) formation. 2,3,5,4'-Tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-β-D-glucoside (TSG) is one of the main active components extracted from Polygonum multiflorum. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of TSG on Aβ production and neurotrophins in the brains of rats by using a mitochondrial dysfunction rat model induced by sodium azide (NaN3 ), an inhibitor of mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase (COX)...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29498567/the-red-alga-gracilariopsis-chorda-and-its-active-constituent-arachidonic-acid-promote-spine-dynamics-via-dendritic-filopodia-and-potentiate-functional-synaptic-plasticity-in-hippocampal-neurons
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Md Mohibbullah, Jae-Suk Choi, Mohammad Maqueshudul Haque Bhuiyan, Md Nazmul Haque, Md Khalilur Rahman, Il Soo Moon, Yong-Ki Hong
Exogenous neurotrophins can induce neuronal differentiation, outgrowth, survival, and synaptic function in the central nervous system. In primary cultures of rat hippocampal neurons, an ethanol extract of the red alga Gracilariopsis chorda (GCE) and its active compound arachidonic acid (AA) significantly increased the densities of dendritic filopodia and spines, promoted the expression of presynaptic vesicle protein 2 (SV2) and postsynaptic density protein 95 (PSD-95), induced robust synaptogenesis, and increased the expression of cell division control protein 42 (CDC42) and actin-related protein 2 (ARP2), which are important for actin organization in dendritic protrusions, and facilitated presynaptic plasticity by increasing the size of the synaptic vesicle pool at presynaptic nerve terminals...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436601/changed-immune-and-mirna-response-in-raw264-7-cells-infected-with-cell-wall-deficient-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Zhengjun Yi, Kunshan Gao, Ruifang Li, Yurong Fu
Cell wall deficient (CWD) forms of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) confers a marked resistance to immune system of the host. However, there is limit data on the effect of intracellular CWD-Mtb infection on macrophages. In the study, effects of CWD-Mtb on cell viability, cytokine response and miRNA expression of macrophages were analyzed. Cell viability was reduced, levels of interleukin-1α (IL-1α), IL-1β, IL-6, IL-10 and interferon-γ (IFN-γ) were also significantly changed after infection of RAW264.7 cells with CWD-Mtb...
May 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406991/a-new-etiologic-model-for-alzheimers-disease
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Kathryn A Schiel
This etiologic model proposes that Alzheimers Disease (AD) arises when an unusually rapid increase in ventricle volume triggers axon stretch that culminates in the physical separation of trans-synaptic proteins. As a result, these proteins, such as neurexin, neuroligin, N-Cadherin and Amyloid Precursor Protein (APP), experience a change in the configuration of their cytoplasmic tail, so that instead of transmitting signals to create and maintain synaptic structure they activate enzymes, and generate molecules, that stimulate neurite growth; for example, the transformation of the N-Cadherin tail dissolves its complex with presenilin and β-catenin triggering activation of glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta (GSK3β) and cytoskeletal disruption...
February 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29358574/publisher-correction-the-low-affinity-neurotrophin-receptor-cd271-regulates-phenotype-switching-in-melanoma
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Gaetana Restivo, Johanna Diener, Phil F Cheng, Gregor Kiowski, Mario Bonalli, Thomas Biedermann, Ernst Reichmann, Mitchell P Levesque, Reinhard Dummer, Lukas Sommer
The originally published version of this Article was updated shortly after publication to add the words 'The' and 'affinity' to the title, following their inadvertent removal during the production process. This has now been corrected in both the PDF and HTML versions of the Article.
January 22, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323721/brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-modulates-cholesterol-homeostasis-and-apolipoprotein-e-synthesis-in-human-cell-models-of-astrocytes-and-neurons
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Maria S Spagnuolo, Aldo Donizetti, Lucia Iannotta, Vincenza Aliperti, Chiara Cupidi, Amalia C Bruni, Luisa Cigliano
In the central nervous system, cholesterol is critical to maintain membrane plasticity, cellular function, and synaptic integrity. In recent years, much attention was focused on the role of cholesterol in brain since a breakdown of cholesterol metabolism has been associated with different diseases. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) was previously reported to elicit cholesterol biosynthesis and promote the accumulation of presynaptic proteins in cholesterol-rich lipid rafts, but no data are available on its ability to modulate physiological mechanisms involved in cholesterol homeostasis...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321376/retinal-de-novo-lipogenesis-coordinates-neurotrophic-signaling-to-maintain-vision
#18
Rithwick Rajagopal, Sheng Zhang, Xiaochao Wei, Teresa Doggett, Sangeeta Adak, Jennifer Enright, Vaishali Shah, Guoyu Ling, Shiming Chen, Jun Yoshino, Fong-Fu Hsu, Clay F Semenkovich
Membrane lipid composition is central to the highly specialized functions of neurological tissues. In the retina, abnormal lipid metabolism causes severe forms of blindness, often through poorly understood neuronal cell death. Here, we demonstrate that deleting the de novo lipogenic enzyme fatty acid synthase (FAS) from the neural retina, but not the vascular retina, results in progressive neurodegeneration and blindness with a temporal pattern resembling rodent models of retinitis pigmentosa. Blindness was not rescued by protection from light-evoked activity; by eating a diet enriched in palmitate, the product of the FAS reaction; or by treatment with the PPARα agonist fenofibrate...
January 11, 2018: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215199/neurotrophically-induced-mesenchymal-progenitor-cells-derived-from-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-enhance-neuritogenesis-via-neurotrophin-and-cytokine-production
#19
Rachel M Brick, Aaron X Sun, Rocky S Tuan
Adult tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are known to produce a number of bioactive factors, including neurotrophic growth factors, capable of supporting and improving nerve regeneration. However, with a finite culture expansion capacity, MSCs are inherently limited in their lifespan and use. We examined here the potential utility of an alternative, mesenchymal-like cell source, derived from induced pluripotent stem cells, termed induced mesenchymal progenitor cells (MiMPCs). We found that several genes were upregulated and proteins were produced in MiMPCs that matched those previously reported for MSCs...
January 2018: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161446/microglia-activation-and-gene-expression-alteration-of-neurotrophins-in-the-hippocampus-following-early-life-exposure-to-e-cigarette-aerosols-in-a-murine-model
#20
Judith T Zelikoff, Nancy L Parmalee, Kevin Corbett, Terry Gordon, Catherine B Klein, Michael Aschner
Recent epidemiological data indicate that the popularity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), and consequently nicotine use, is rising in both adolescent and adult populations. As nicotine is a known developmental neurotoxin, these products present a potential threat for those exposed during early life stages. Despite this, few studies have evaluated the toxicity of e-cigarettes on the developing central nervous system. The goal of this study was to assess neurotoxicity resulting from early-life exposure to electronic cigarette aerosols in an in vivo model...
March 1, 2018: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
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