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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904994/rapamycin-protects-sepsis-induced-cognitive-impairment-in-mouse-hippocampus-by-enhancing-autophagy
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Wenyu Liu, Jia'nan Guo, Jie Mu, Linyu Tian, Dong Zhou
The purpose of this study is to test the hypothesis that the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling pathway might mediate neuroprotection in a mouse model of septic encephalopathy and also to identify the role of autophagy. Mice were subjected to cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) or a sham operation, and all 50 mice were randomly assigned to five groups: sham, CLP+ saline, CLP+ rapamycin (1, 5, 10 mg/kg) groups. Two weeks after the operation, Morris water maze was conducted for behavioral test; Nissl staining was used for observing glia infiltration; immunohistochemical staining and biochemical measures in hippocampi were performed to detect mTOR targets and autophagy indicators...
December 1, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902456/long-term-caloric-restriction-in-apoe-deficient-mice-results-in-neuroprotection-via-fgf21-induced-ampk-mtor-pathway
#2
Claire Rühlmann, Tjark Wölk, Tobias Blümel, Laura Stahn, Brigitte Vollmar, Angela Kuhla
Caloric restriction (CR) decelerates the aging process, extends lifespan and exerts neuroprotective effects in diverse species by so far unknown mechanisms. Based on known neuroprotective effects of fibroblastic growth factor 21 (Fgf21) we speculate that CR upregulates Fgf21, which phosphorylates neuronal AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), leading to a decrease of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling activity and an inhibition of tau-hyperphosphorylation. This in turn reduces the formation of neurofibrillary tangles, a neuropathological hallmark of Alzheimer´s disease...
November 29, 2016: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891586/celastrol-attenuates-cadmium-induced-neuronal-apoptosis-via-inhibiting-ca-2-camkii-dependent-akt-mtor-pathway
#3
Ruijie Zhang, Yu Zhu, Xiaoqing Dong, Beibei Liu, Nana Zhang, Xiaoxue Wang, Lei Liu, Chong Xu, Shile Huang, Long Chen
Cadmium (Cd), an environmental and industrial pollutant, affects the nervous system and consequential neurodegenerative disorders. Recently we have shown that celastrol prevents Cd-induced neuronal cell death partially by suppressing Akt/mTOR pathway. However, the underlying mechanism remains to be elucidated. Here we show that celastrol attenuated Cd-elevated intracellular free calcium ([Ca(2+) ]i ) level and apoptosis in neuronal cells. Celastrol prevented Cd-induced neuronal apoptosis by inhibiting Akt-mediated mTOR pathway, as inhibition of Akt with Akt inhibitor X or ectopic expression of dominant negative Akt reinforced celastrol's prevention of Cd-induced phosphorylation of S6K1/4E-BP1 and cell apoptosis...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890794/target-regulation-of-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway-by-cannabidiol-in-treatment-of-experimental-multiple-sclerosis
#4
Sabrina Giacoppo, Federica Pollastro, Gianpaolo Grassi, Placido Bramanti, Emanuela Mazzon
This study was aimed to investigate whether treatment with purified cannabidiol (CBD) may counteract the development of experimental multiple sclerosis (MS), by targeting the PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway. Although the PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway was found to be activated by cannabinoids in several immune and non-immune cells, currently, there is no data about the effects of CBD in the PI3K/Akt/mTOR activity in MS. Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis (EAE), the most common model of MS, was induced in C57BL/6 mice by immunization with myelin oligodendroglial glycoprotein peptide (MOG)35-55...
November 25, 2016: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889578/molecular-neurobiology-of-mtor
#5
REVIEW
Katarzyna Switon, Katarzyna Kotulska, Aleksandra Janusz-Kaminska, Justyna Zmorzynska, Jacek Jaworski
Mammalian/mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) is a serine-threonine kinase that controls several important aspects of mammalian cell function. mTOR activity is modulated by various intra- and extracellular factors; in turn, mTOR changes rates of translation, transcription, protein degradation, cell signaling, metabolism, and cytoskeleton dynamics. mTOR has been repeatedly shown to participate in neuronal development and the proper functioning of mature neurons. Changes in mTOR activity are often observed in nervous system diseases, including genetic diseases (e...
November 23, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886260/mtor-regulates-neuroprotective-effect-of-immunized-cd4-foxp3-t-cells-in-optic-nerve-ischemia
#6
Guochun Chen, Luosheng Tang, Wei Wei, Zhuo Li, Yunping Li, Xuanchu Duan, Huihui Chen
The therapeutic potential of targeting CD4+Foxp3+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) remains controversial under the condition of neuroinflammation. This study aims to explore the neuroprotective role of Tregs in optic nerve ischemia (ONI) and evaluate the therapeutic strategy of Tregs transfer with a focus on targeting the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway. Intraocular pressure was transiently increased in adult C57BL/6 mice to induce ONI. Mucosal tolerance of myelin basic protein (MBP) markedly increased retinal ganglion cell (RGC) survival after ONI through enhanced Tregs suppression...
November 25, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875990/inverse-relationship-between-alzheimer-s-disease-and-cancer-and-other-factors-contributing-to-alzheimer-s-disease-a-systematic-review
#7
Ovais Shafi
BACKGROUND: The AD etiology is yet not properly known. Interactions among environmental factors, multiple susceptibility genes and aging, contribute to AD. This study investigates the factors that play role in causing AD and how changes in cellular pathways contribute to AD. METHODS: PUBMED database, MEDLINE database and Google Scholar were searched with no date restrictions for published articles involving cellular pathways with roles in cancers, cell survival, growth, proliferation, development, aging, and also contributing to Alzheimer's disease...
November 22, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874066/cl316-243-a-%C3%AE-3-adrenergic-receptor-agonist-induces-muscle-hypertrophy-and-increased-strength
#8
Daniela Puzzo, Roberto Raiteri, Clotilde Castaldo, Raffaele Capasso, Ester Pagano, Mariateresa Tedesco, Walter Gulisano, Lisaveta Drozd, Pellegrino Lippiello, Agostino Palmeri, Pietro Scotto, Maria Concetta Miniaci
Studies in vitro have demonstrated that β3-adrenergic receptors (β3-ARs) regulate protein metabolism in skeletal muscle by promoting protein synthesis and inhibiting protein degradation. In this study, we evaluated whether activation of β3-ARs by the selective agonist CL316,243 modifies the functional and structural properties of skeletal muscles of healthy mice. Daily injections of CL316,243 for 15 days resulted in a significant improvement in muscle force production, assessed by grip strength and weight tests, and an increased myofiber cross-sectional area, indicative of muscle hypertrophy...
November 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860187/autophagy-activated-by-tuberin-mtor-p70s6k-suppression-is-a-protective-mechanism-against-local-anaesthetics-neurotoxicity
#9
Jingwei Xiong, Qiuyue Kong, Leyang Dai, He Ma, Xiaofei Cao, Li Liu, Zhengnian Ding
The local anaesthetics (LAs) are widely used for peripheral nerve blocks, epidural anaesthesia, spinal anaesthesia and pain management. However, exposure to LAs for long duration or at high dosage can provoke potential neuronal damages. Autophagy is an intracellular bulk degradation process for proteins and organelles. However, both the effects of LAs on autophagy in neuronal cells and the effects of autophagy on LAs neurotoxicity are not clear. To answer these questions, both lipid LAs (procaine and tetracaine) and amide LAs (bupivacaine, lidocaine and ropivacaine) were administrated to human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856287/the-inhibition-of-spinal-synaptic-plasticity-mediated-by-activation-of-amp-activated-protein-kinase-signaling-alleviates-the-acute-pain-induced-by-oxaliplatin
#10
Yun-Zhi Ling, Zhen-Yu Li, Han-Dong Ou-Yang, Chao Ma, Shao-Ling Wu, Jia-You Wei, Huan-Huan Ding, Xiao-Long Zhang, Meng Liu, Cui-Cui Liu, Zhen-Zhen Huang, Wen-Jun Xin
Our recent findings demonstrated that oxaliplatin entering CNS may directly induce spinal central sensitization, and contribute to the rapid development of CNS-related side effects including acute pain during chemotherapy. However, the mechanism is largely unclear. In the current study, we found that the amplitude of C-fiber-evoked field potentials was significantly increased and the expression of phosphorylated mammalian AMP-activated protein kinase α (AMPKα) was markedly decreased following high frequency stimulation (HFS) or single intraperitoneal injection of oxaliplatin (4mg/kg)...
November 14, 2016: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855659/mtor-and-mapk-from-localized-translation-control-to-epilepsy
#11
REVIEW
Helena F Pernice, Rico Schieweck, Michael A Kiebler, Bastian Popper
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological diseases characterized by excessive hyperexcitability of neurons. Molecular mechanisms of epilepsy are diverse and not really understood. All in common is the misregulation of proteins that determine excitability such as potassium and sodium channels as well as GABA receptors; which are all known as biomarkers for epilepsy. Two recently identified key pathways involve the kinases mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) and mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK)...
November 17, 2016: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855402/up-regulation-of-the-excitatory-amino-acid-transporters-eaat1-and-eaat2-by-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin
#12
Abeer Abousaab, Nestor Luis Uzcategui, Bhaeldin Elsir, Florian Lang
BACKGROUND: The excitatory amino-acid transporters EAAT1 and EAAT2 clear glutamate from the synaptic cleft and thus terminate neuronal excitation. The carriers are subject to regulation by various kinases. The EAAT3 isoform is regulated by mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR). The present study thus explored whether mTOR influences transport by EAAT1 and/or EAAT2. METHODS: cRNA encoding wild type EAAT1 (SLC1A3) or EAAT2 (SLC1A2) was injected into Xenopus oocytes without or with additional injection of cRNA encoding mTOR...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853903/does-any-drug-to-treat-cancer-target-mtor-and-iron-hemostasis-in-neurodegenerative-disorders
#13
REVIEW
Mohammad Jodeiri Farshbaf, Kamran Ghaedi
The prevalence of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease are increased by age. Alleviation of their symptoms and protection of normal neurons against degeneration are the main aspects of the research to establish novel therapeutic strategies. Iron as the one of most important cation not only play important role in the structure of electron transport chain proteins but also has pivotal duties in cellular activities. But disruption in iron hemostasis can make it toxin to neurons which causes lipid peroxidation, DNA damage and etc...
November 16, 2016: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845329/hyperconnectivity-of-prefrontal-cortex-to-amygdala-projections-in-a-mouse-model-of-macrocephaly-autism-syndrome
#14
Wen-Chin Huang, Youjun Chen, Damon T Page
Multiple autism risk genes converge on the regulation of mTOR signalling, which is a key effector of neuronal growth and connectivity. We show that mTOR signalling is dysregulated during early postnatal development in the cerebral cortex of germ-line heterozygous Pten mutant mice (Pten(+/-)), which model macrocephaly/autism syndrome. The basolateral amygdala (BLA) receives input from subcortical-projecting neurons in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC). Analysis of mPFC to BLA axonal projections reveals that Pten(+/-) mice exhibit increased axonal branching and connectivity, which is accompanied by increased activity in the BLA in response to social stimuli and social behavioural deficits...
November 15, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834147/sestrins-a-new-kid-for-stroke-treatment
#15
John H Zhang, Xudan Shi, Liang Xu, Jay Malagult, Jiping Tang, Min Yan
The sestrin family includes several conserved stress-induced proteins that contribute to the maintenance of homeostasis, DNA stability and cell viability in response to various types of injuries. It is well established that the protective functions of AMP-dependent protein kinase (AMPK) and/or mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) are regulated by sestrins. Additionally, it has been revealed that sestrins are able to protect cells from oxidative stress by scavenging reactive oxygen species (ROS). The essential involvement of sestrins in mTORC1 inhibition and ROS scavenging signaling pathway, which modulate metabolism homeostasis and regulate autophagy, indicates that sestrins may serve as a potential agent for cell growth, development, metabolism, and neurodegenerative disorders...
November 11, 2016: Current Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832521/a-central-role-for-phosphorylated-p38%C3%AE-in-linking-proteasome-inhibition-induced-apoptosis-and-autophagy
#16
Fang Guo, Xi-Biao He, Song Li, Weidong Le
Autophagy and the ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS), as two major protein degradation pathways, coordinate with each other in regulating programmed cell death. Autophagy can compensate for the UPS impairment-induced cell dysfunction and apoptosis. However, it is not clear how cells maintain the delicate balance between UPS-related apoptosis and autophagy. Here, we showed that proteasome inhibition-mediated UPS impairment can activate the phosphorylated p38α (p-p38α)-dependent apoptotic pathway and autophagy pathway in both neuroblastoma cell line N2a and primary cortical neuronal cells...
November 10, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808010/role-of-neuroinflammation-and-latent-transcription-factors-in-pathogenesis-of-parkinson-s-disease
#17
Rishi Pal, Prafulla Chandra Tiwari, Rajendra Nath, Kamlesh Kumar Pant
Parkinson's disease (PD) the second most common age-associated progressive neurodegenerative disorder is characterized by loss of dopaminergic neurons, cytoplasmic inclusions of aggregated proteins (Lewy bodies), and neuroinflammation. The inflammation of neurons causes release of various inflammatory mediators (IFNs, EGF, IL5, IL6, HGF, LIF and BMP2). The hallmarks of neuroinflammation are the presence of activated microglia and reactive astrocytes in the parenchyma of the CNS and increased production of cytokines, chemokines, prostaglandins, complement cascade proteins, and reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (ROS/RNS) which in some cases can result in disruption of the blood brain barrier and direct participation of the adaptive immune system...
November 3, 2016: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802237/improved-brain-insulin-igf-signaling-and%C3%A2-reduced-neuroinflammation-with%C3%A2-t3d-959-in-an-experimental-model%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-sporadic-alzheimer-s-disease
#18
Suzanne M de la Monte, Ming Tong, Irio Schiano, John Didsbury
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is associated with progressive impairments in brain insulin, insulin-like growth factor (IGF), and insulin receptor substrate (IRS) signaling through Akt pathways that regulate neuronal growth, survival, metabolism, and plasticity. The intracerebral streptozotocin (i.c. STZ) model replicates the full range of abnormalities in sporadic AD. T3D-959, an orally active PPAR-delta/gamma agonist remediates neurocognitive deficits and AD neuropathology in the i...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791467/identification-of-natural-products-with-neuronal-and-metabolic-benefits-through-autophagy-induction
#19
Yuying Fan, Nan Wang, Altea Rocchi, Weiran Zhang, Robert Vassar, Yifa Zhou, Congcong He
Autophagy is a housekeeping lysosomal degradation pathway important for cellular survival, homeostasis and function. Various disease models have shown that upregulation of autophagy may be beneficial to combat disease pathogenesis. However, despite several recently reported small-molecule screens for synthetic autophagy inducers, natural chemicals of diverse structures and functions have not been included in the synthetic libraries, and characterization of their roles in autophagy has been lacking. To discover novel autophagy-regulating compounds and study their therapeutic mechanisms, we used analytic chemistry approaches to isolate natural phytochemicals from a reservoir of medicinal plants used in traditional remedies...
October 28, 2016: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781091/reduced-neuronal-size-and-mtor-pathway-activity-in-the-mecp2-a140v-rett-syndrome-mouse-model
#20
Sampathkumar Rangasamy, Shannon Olfers, Brittany Gerald, Alex Hilbert, Sean Svejda, Vinodh Narayanan
Rett syndrome (RTT) is a neurodevelopmental disorder caused by mutation in the X-linked MECP2 gene, encoding methyl-CpG-binding protein 2. We have created a mouse model ( Mecp2 A140V "knock-in" mutant) expressing the recurrent human MECP2 A140V mutation linked to an X-linked mental retardation/Rett syndrome phenotype. Morphological analyses focused on quantifying soma and nucleus size were performed on primary hippocampus and cerebellum granule neuron (CGN) cultures from mutant ( Mecp2(A140V/y)) and wild type ( Mecp2(+/y)) male mice...
2016: F1000Research
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