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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320116/in-vitro-non-viral-murine-pro-neurotrophin-3-gene-transfer-into-rat-bone-marrow-stromal-cells
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Shahram Darabi, Taki Tiraihi, AliReza Delshad, Majid Sadeghizadeh, Wisam Khalil, Taher Taheri
Neurotrophin 3 (NT-3) is an important factor for promoting prenatal neural development, as well as regeneration, axogenesis and plasticity in postnatal life. Therapy with NT-3 was reported to improve the condition of patients suffering from degenerative diseases and traumatic injuries, however, the disadvantage of NT-3 protein delivery is its short half-life, thus our alternative approach is the use of NT-3 gene therapy. In this study, the bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) were isolated from adult rats, cultured for 4 passages and transfected with either pEGFP-N1 or a constructed vector containing murine proNT-3 (pSecTag2/HygroB-murine proNT-3) using Lipofectamine 2000 followed by Hygromycin B (200mg/kg)...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317912/the-soft-mechanical-signature-of-glial-scars-in-the-central-nervous-system
#2
Emad Moeendarbary, Isabell P Weber, Graham K Sheridan, David E Koser, Sara Soleman, Barbara Haenzi, Elizabeth J Bradbury, James Fawcett, Kristian Franze
Injury to the central nervous system (CNS) alters the molecular and cellular composition of neural tissue and leads to glial scarring, which inhibits the regrowth of damaged axons. Mammalian glial scars supposedly form a chemical and mechanical barrier to neuronal regeneration. While tremendous effort has been devoted to identifying molecular characteristics of the scar, very little is known about its mechanical properties. Here we characterize spatiotemporal changes of the elastic stiffness of the injured rat neocortex and spinal cord at 1...
March 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302495/neural-egfl-like-1-is-a-downstream-regulator-of-runt-related-transcription-factor-2-in-chondrogenic-differentiation-and-maturation
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Chenshuang Li, Jie Jiang, Zhong Zheng, Kevin S Lee, Yanheng Zhou, Eric Chen, Cymbeline T Culiat, Yiqiang Qiao, Xuepeng Chen, Kang Ting, Xinli Zhang, Chia Soo
Recent studies indicate that neural EGFL-like 1 (Nell-1), a secretive extracellular matrix molecule, is involved in chondrogenic differentiation. Herein, we demonstrated that Nell-1 serves as a key downstream target of runt-related transcription factor 2 (Runx2), a central regulator of chondrogenesis. Unlike in osteoblast lineage cells where Nell-1 and Runx2 demonstrate mutual regulation, further studies in chondrocytes revealed that Runx2 tightly regulates the expression of Nell-1; however, Nell-1 does not alter the expression of Runx2...
March 13, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298306/il-1%C3%AE-induces-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-upregulates-microrna-372-to-inhibit-spinal-cord-injury-recovery
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Wei Zhou, Tongzhou Yuan, Youshui Gao, Peipei Yin, Wei Liu, Chenhao Pan, Yingjie Liu, Xiaowei Yu
Excessive inflammation including IL-1β-initiated signaling is among the earlies reactions that can cause neuronal damage following spinal cord injury (SCI). It has been suggested that microRNAs may participate in stem cell repair to facilitate functional recovery after SCI. Here we showed that in cultured human neural stem cells (hNSC) IL-1β reduced the expressions of both KIF3B (kinesin family member 3B) and NOSIP (nitric oxide synthase interacting protein), two key modulators for restricting inflammation and promoting neuronal regeneration...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298044/a-novel-method-of-lengthening-the-accessory-nerve-for-direct-coaptation-during-nerve-repair-and-nerve-transfer-procedures
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R Shane Tubbs, Andrés A Maldonado, Yolanda Stoves, Fabian N Fries, Rong Li, Marios Loukas, Rod J Oskouian, Robert J Spinner
OBJECTIVE The accessory nerve is frequently repaired or used for nerve transfer. The length of accessory nerve available is often insufficient or marginal (under tension) for allowing direct coaptation during nerve repair or nerve transfer (neurotization), necessitating an interpositional graft. An attractive maneuver would facilitate lengthening of the accessory nerve for direct coaptation. The aim of the present study was to identify an anatomical method for such lengthening. METHODS In 20 adult cadavers, the C-2 or C-3 connections to the accessory nerve were identified medial to the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscle and the anatomy of the accessory nerve/cervical nerve fibers within the SCM was documented...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290778/improved-neural-microcirculation-and-regeneration-after-peripheral-nerve-decompression-in-dpn-rats
#6
Wenxiang Zhong, Min Yang, Wenchuan Zhang, Massimiliano Visocchi, Xiangjun Chen, Chenlong Liao
OBJECTIVE: Recently, neural microcirculation and regeneration were regarded as critical factors in diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) improvement. In the present study, we explored the cytological and molecular mechanisms how peripheral nerve decompression impaired nerve injury. METHODS: Forty-five male SD rats were established as the DPN model. HE staining was used to observe the morphology and distribution of microvessels. Transmission electron microscopy was applied to observe the morphology and distribution of Schwann cells...
March 14, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289370/energetic-constraints-produce-self-sustained-oscillatory-dynamics-in-neuronal-networks
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Javier Burroni, P Taylor, Cassian Corey, Tengiz Vachnadze, Hava T Siegelmann
Overview: We model energy constraints in a network of spiking neurons, while exploring general questions of resource limitation on network function abstractly. Background: Metabolic states like dietary ketosis or hypoglycemia have a large impact on brain function and disease outcomes. Glia provide metabolic support for neurons, among other functions. Yet, in computational models of glia-neuron cooperation, there have been no previous attempts to explore the effects of direct realistic energy costs on network activity in spiking neurons...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289134/distinct-roles-of-neuroepithelial-like-and-radial-glia-like-progenitor-cells-in-cerebellar-regeneration
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Jan Kaslin, Volker Kroehne, Julia Ganz, Stefan Hans, Michael Brand
Zebrafish can regenerate brain injury, and the regenerative process is driven by resident stem cells. Stem cells are heterogeneous in the vertebrate brain, but the significance of having heterogeneous stem cells in regeneration is not understood. Limited availability of specific stem cells might impair the regeneration of particular cell lineages. We studied regeneration ability of the adult zebrafish cerebellum. The zebrafish cerebellum contains two major stem and progenitor cell types, ventricular zone and neuroepithelial cells...
March 13, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284900/crosstalk-between-glia-extracellular-matrix-and-neurons
#9
Inseon Song, Alexander Dityatev
Extracellular matrix (ECM) molecules in the central nervous system form highly organized ECM structures around cell somata, axon initial segments, and synapses and play prominent roles in early development by guiding cell migration, neurite outgrowth and synaptogenesis, and by regulating closure of the critical period of development, synaptic plasticity and stability, cognitive flexibility, and axonal regeneration in adults. Major components of neural ECM, including chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs), tenascin-R and hyaluronic acid, are synthesized by both neurons and glial cells...
March 8, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282030/platelet-rich-plasma-for-regeneration-of-neural-feedback-pathways-around-dental-implants-a-concise-review-and-outlook-on-future-possibilities
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Yan Huang, Michael M Bornstein, Ivo Lambrichts, Hai-Yang Yu, Constantinus Politis, Reinhilde Jacobs
Along with the development of new materials, advanced medical imaging and surgical techniques, osseointegrated dental implants are considered a successful and constantly evolving treatment modality for the replacement of missing teeth in patients with complete or partial edentulism. The importance of restoring the peripheral neural feedback pathway and thus repairing the lack of periodontal mechanoreceptors after tooth extraction has been highlighted in the literature. Nevertheless, regenerating the nerve fibers and reconstructing the neural feedback pathways around osseointegrated implants remain a challenge...
March 10, 2017: International Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280337/nerve-growth-factor-delivery-by-ultrasound-mediated-nanobubble-destruction-as-a-treatment-for-acute-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats
#11
Zhaojun Song, Zhigang Wang, Jieliang Shen, Shengxi Xu, Zhenming Hu
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) can cause severe disability or death. Treatment options include surgical intervention, drug therapy, and stem cell transplantation. However, the efficacy of these methods for functional recovery remains unsatisfactory. PURPOSE: This study was conducted to explore the effect of ultrasound (US)-mediated destruction of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanobubbles (NBs) expressing nerve growth factor (NGF) (NGF/PLGA NBs) on nerve regeneration in rats following SCI...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270793/expression-of-semaphorins-neuropilins-vegf-and-tenascins-in-rat-and-human-primary-sensory-neurons-after-a-dorsal-root-injury
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Tomas Lindholm, Mårten Risling, Thomas Carlstedt, Henrik Hammarberg, Wilhelm Wallquist, Staffan Cullheim, Mattias K Sköld
Dorsal root injury is a situation not expected to be followed by a strong regenerative growth, or growth of the injured axon into the central nervous system of the spinal cord, if the central axon of the dorsal root is injured but of strong regeneration if subjected to injury to the peripherally projecting axons. The clinical consequence of axonal injury is loss of sensation and may also lead to neuropathic pain. In this study, we have used in situ hybridization to examine the distribution of mRNAs for the neural guidance molecules semaphorin 3A (SEMA3A), semaphorin 3F (SEMA3F), and semaphorin 4F (SEMA4F), their receptors neuropilin 1 (NP1) and neuropilin 2 (NP2) but also for the neuropilin ligand vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and Tenascin J1, an extracellular matrix molecule involved in axonal guidance, in rat dorsal root ganglia (DRG) after a unilateral dorsal rhizotomy (DRT) or sciatic nerve transcetion (SNT)...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269205/gelatin-methacrylamide-hydrogel-with-graphene-nanoplatelets-for-neural-cell-laden-3d-bioprinting
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Wei Zhu, Brent T Harris, Lijie Grace Zhang
Nervous system is extremely complex which leads to rare regrowth of nerves once injury or disease occurs. Advanced 3D bioprinting strategy, which could simultaneously deposit biocompatible materials, cells and supporting components in a layer-by-layer manner, may be a promising solution to address neural damages. Here we presented a printable nano-bioink composed of gelatin methacrylamide (GelMA), neural stem cells, and bioactive graphene nanoplatelets to target nerve tissue regeneration in the assist of stereolithography based 3D bioprinting technique...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266869/pig-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-neural-rosettes-parallel-human-differentiation-into-sensory-neural-subtypes
#14
Robin L Webb, Amalia Gallegos-Cárdenas, Colette N Miller, Nicholas J Solomotis, Hong-Xiang Liu, Franklin D West, Steven L Stice
The pig is the large animal model of choice for study of nerve regeneration and wound repair. Availability of porcine sensory neural cells would conceptually allow for analogous cell-based peripheral nerve regeneration in porcine injuries of similar severity and size to those found in humans. After recently reporting that porcine (or pig) induced pluripotent stem cells (piPSCs) differentiate into neural rosette (NR) structures similar to human NRs, here we demonstrate that pig NR cells could differentiate into neural crest cells and other peripheral nervous system-relevant cell types...
March 7, 2017: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264437/transplantation-of-embryonic-spinal-cord-derived-cells-helps-to-prevent-muscle-atrophy-after-peripheral-nerve-injury
#15
Carolin Ruven, Wen Li, Heng Li, Wai-Man Wong, Wutian Wu
Injuries to peripheral nerves are frequent in serious traumas and spinal cord injuries. In addition to surgical approaches, other interventions, such as cell transplantation, should be considered to keep the muscles in good condition until the axons regenerate. In this study, E14.5 rat embryonic spinal cord fetal cells and cultured neural progenitor cells from different spinal cord segments were injected into transected musculocutaneous nerve of 200-300 g female Sprague Dawley (SD) rats, and atrophy in biceps brachii was assessed...
February 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261102/genetic-and-pharmacological-inhibition-of-p38%C3%AE-improves-locomotor-recovery-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Hiroki Umezawa, Yusuke Naito, Kensuke Tanaka, Kento Yoshioka, Kenichi Suzuki, Tatsuhiko Sudo, Masahiko Hagihara, Masahiko Hatano, Koichiro Tatsumi, Yoshitoshi Kasuya
One of the mitogen-activated protein kinases, p38α plays a crucial role in various inflammatory diseases and apoptosis of various types of cells. In this study, we investigated the pathophysiological roles of p38α in spinal cord injury (SCI), using a mouse model. Lateral hemisection at T9 of the SC was performed in wild type (WT) and p38α(+/-) mice (p38α(-/-) showed embryonic lethality). p38α(+/-) mice showed a better functional recovery from SCI-associated paralyzed hindlimbs compared to WT mice at 7 days post-injury (dpi), which remained until 28 dpi (an end time point of monitoring the behavior)...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253236/coordinated-generation-of-multiple-ocular-like-cell-lineages-and-fabrication-of-functional-corneal-epithelial-cell-sheets-from-human-ips-cells
#17
Ryuhei Hayashi, Yuki Ishikawa, Ryousuke Katori, Yuzuru Sasamoto, Yuki Taniwaki, Hiroshi Takayanagi, Motokazu Tsujikawa, Kiyotoshi Sekiguchi, Andrew J Quantock, Kohji Nishida
We describe a protocol for the generation of a functional and transplantable corneal epithelium derived from human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. When this protocol is followed, a proportion of iPS cells spontaneously form circular colonies, each of which is composed of four concentric zones. Cells in these zones have different morphologies and immunostaining characteristics, resembling neuroectoderm, neural crest, ocular-surface ectoderm, or surface ectoderm. We have named this 2D colony a 'SEAM' (self-formed ectodermal autonomous multizone), and previously demonstrated that cells within the SEAM have the potential to give rise to anlages of different ocular lineages, including retinal cells, lens cells, and ocular-surface ectoderm...
April 2017: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250799/inhibition-of-cell-proliferation-does-not-slow-down-echinoderm-neural-regeneration
#18
Vladimir S Mashanov, Olga R Zueva, José E García-Arrarás
BACKGROUND: Regeneration of the damaged central nervous system is one of the most interesting post-embryonic developmental phenomena. Two distinct cellular events have been implicated in supplying regenerative neurogenesis with cellular material - generation of new cells through cell proliferation and recruitment of already existing cells through cell migration. The relative contribution and importance of these two mechanisms is often unknown. METHODS: Here, we use the regenerating radial nerve cord (RNC) of the echinoderm Holothuria glaberrima as a model of extensive post-traumatic neurogenesis in the deuterostome central nervous system...
2017: Frontiers in Zoology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250747/neural-regeneration-after-spinal-cord-injury-treatment-by-lavandula-angustifolia-and-human-umbilical-mesanchymal-stem-cell-transplantation
#19
Kayvan Yaghoobi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250740/three-dimensional-histology-new-visual-approaches-to-morphological-changes-during-neural-regeneration
#20
REVIEW
Hei Ming Lai, Ho Man Ng, Wutian Wu
Three-dimensional (3D) histology utilizes tissue clearing techniques to turn intact tissues transparent, allowing rapid interrogation of tissue architecture in three dimensions. In this article, we summarized the available tissue clearing methods and classified them according to their physicochemical principles of operation, which provided a framework for one to choose the best techniques for various research settings. Recent attempts in addressing various questions regarding the degenerating and regenerating nervous system have been promising with the use of 3D histological techniques...
January 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
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