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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749199/hair-follicle-associated-pluripotent-hap-stem-cells
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Yasuyuki Amoh, Robert M Hoffman
Various types of stem cells reside in the skin, including keratinocyte progenitor cells, melanocyte progenitor cells, and skin-derived precursors (SKPs), and nestin-expressing hair follicle-associated-pluripotent (HAP) stem cells. HAP stem cells, located in the bulge area of the hair follicle, have been shown to differentiate to nerve cells, glial cells, keratinocytes, smooth muscle cells, cardiac muscle cells, and melanocytes. HAP stem cells are positive forthe stem cell marker CD34, as well as K15-negative, suggestingtheir relatively undifferentiated state and therefore, HAP stem cells may be the most primitive stem cells in the skin...
July 27, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748754/neuroprotection-in-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-injury-targeting-glial-cells
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Sofia Mucci, María Inés Herrera, George E Barreto, Rodolfo Kolliker-Frers, Francisco Capani
Brain injury constitutes a disabling health condition of several etiologies. One of the major causes of brain injury is hypoxia-ischemia. Until recently, pharmacological treatments were solely focused on neurons. In the last decades, glial cells started to be considered as alternative targets for neuroprotection. Novel treatments for hypoxia-ischemia intend to modulate reactive forms of glial cells, and/or potentiate their recovery response. In this review, we summarize these neuroprotective strategies in hypoxia-ischemia and discuss their mechanisms of action...
July 27, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747388/neuronal-p2x7-receptors-revisited-do-they-really-exist
#3
Peter Illes, Tahir Muhammad Khan, Patrizia Rubini
P2X7 receptors (Rs) constitute a subclass of ATP-sensitive ionotropic receptors (P2X1-P2X7). P2X7Rs have many distinguishing features, mostly based on their long intracellular C terminus regulating trafficking to the cell membrane, protein-protein interactions, and post-translational modification. Their C-terminal tail is especially important in enabling the transition from the nonselective ion channel mode to a membrane pore allowing the passage of large molecules. There is an ongoing dispute on the existence of neuronal P2X7Rs with consequences for our knowledge on their involvement in neuroinflammation, aggravating stroke, temporal lobe epilepsy, neuropathic pain, and various neurodegenerative diseases...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747385/spinal-racgap-%C3%AE-chimaerin-is-required-to-establish-the-midline-barrier-for-proper-corticospinal-axon-guidance
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Shota Katori, Yukiko Noguchi-Katori, Shigeyoshi Itohara, Takuji Iwasato
In the developing central nervous system, the midline barrier, which comprises guidance molecule-expressing midline glial somata and processes, plays a pivotal role in midline axon guidance. Accumulating evidence has revealed the molecular mechanisms by which the midline barrier ensures proper midline guidance for axons. In contrast, the mechanisms for establishing the midline barrier remain obscure. Here we report that RacGAP α-chimaerin (α-chimerin) is required for both axonal repulsion at and establishment of the midline barrier in the spinal cord...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746822/astrocyte-enriched-feeder-layers-from-cryopreserved-cells-support-differentiation-of-spontaneously-active-networks-of-human-ipsc-derived-neurons
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Ryan J Schutte, Yunyao Xie, Nathan N Ng, Priscilla Figueroa, An T Pham, Diane K O'Dowd
BACKGROUND: Human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC)-derived neuronal cultures are a useful tool for studying the mechanisms of neurological disorders and developing novel therapeutics. While plating hiPSC-derived neuronal progenitors onto glial feeder layers prepared from rodent cortex has been reported to promote functional differentiation of neuronal networks, this has not been examined in detail. NEW METHOD: Here we describe a method of using cryopreserved cells from primary cultures for generation of mouse astrocyte-enriched, neuron-free feeder layers that grow from 10% to 100% confluence in 1 week...
July 23, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746797/a-novel-quantitative-volumetric-spreading-index-definition-and-assessment-of-astrocyte-spreading-in-vitro
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Volkan Müjdat Tiryaki, Virginia M Ayres, Ijaz Ahmed, David I Shreiber
A novel quantitative volumetric spreading index (VSI) is defined that depends on the total distance between object voxels and the contact surface plane in three-dimensional (3D) space. The VSI, which ranges from 0 to 1, is rotationally invariant around the z-axis. VSI can be used to quantify the degree of individual cell spreading, which is important for analysis of cell interactions with their environment. The VSIs of astrocytes cultured on a nanofibrillar surface and three different comparative planar surfaces have been calculated from confocal laser scanning microscope z-series images, and the effects of both culture surface and immunoreactivity on the degree of cell spreading were investigated...
July 26, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746076/safety-and-efficacy-of-neublastin-in-painful-lumbosacral-radiculopathy-a-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-phase-2-trial-using-bayesian-adaptive-design-the-sprint-trial
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Miroslav Backonja, Leslie Williams, Xiaopeng Miao, Nathaniel Katz, Crystal Chen
Neublastin (BG00010) is a first-in-class, glial cell-derived neurotrophic factor shown in preclinical studies and an early clinical trial to have potential for the treatment of neuropathic pain. SPRINT was a phase 2, multicenter, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study to evaluate efficacy/safety of 5 neublastin doses (50, 150, 400, 800, and 1200 μg/kg) administered as an intravenous injection 3 times/week for 1 week in patients with chronic painful lumbosacral radiculopathy, utilizing Bayesian response-adaptive study design...
June 21, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743043/neurotrophy-and-immunomodulation-of-induced-neural-stem-cell-grafts-in-a-mouse-model-of-closed-head-injury
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Mou Gao, Hui Yao, Qin Dong, Yan Zhang, Yang Yang, Yihua Zhang, Zhijun Yang, Minhui Xu, Ruxiang Xu
Closed head injury (CHI) usually results in severe and permanent neurological impairments, which are caused by several intertwined phenomena, such as cerebral edema, blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption, neuronal loss, astroglial scarring and inflammation. We previously reported that induced neural stem cells (iNSCs), similar to neural stem cells (NSCs), can accelerate neurological recovery in vivo and produce neurotrophic factors in vitro. However, the effects of iNSC neurotrophy following CHI were not determined...
July 18, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739278/p38mapk-plays-a-critical-role-in-induction-of-a-pro-inflammatory-phenotype-of-retinal-m%C3%A3-ller-cells-following-zika-virus-infection
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Shuang Zhu, Huanle Luo, Hua Liu, Yonju Ha, Elizabeth R Mays, Ryan E Lawrence, Evandro Winkelmann, Alan D Barrett, Sylvia B Smith, Min Wang, Tian Wang, Wenbo Zhang
Zika virus (ZIKV) infection has been associated with ocular abnormalities such as chorioretinal atrophy, optic nerve abnormalities, posterior uveitis and idiopathic maculopathy. Yet our knowledge about ZIKV infection in retinal cells and its potential contribution to retinal pathology is still very limited. Here we found that primary Müller cells, the principal glial cells in the retina, expressed a high level of ZIKV entry cofactor AXL gene and were highly permissive to ZIKV infection. In addition, ZIKV-infected Müller cells exhibited a pro-inflammatory phenotype and produced many inflammatory and growth factors...
July 21, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736361/-effect-of-nucleolin-silencing-on-differentiation-of-rat-neural-stem-cells-in-vitro-and-the-molecular-mechanism
#10
Chong-Feng Chen, Huai-Cai Yang, Guo-Sheng Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of nucleolin silencing on the differentiation of rat neural stem cells (NSCs) and the role of Wnt signaling pathway in mediating such effect. METHODS: Adenovirus vectors expressing small interfering RNA (siRNA) against nucleolin were constructed, verified, and packaged in HEK293A cells. The adenovirus was then transfected into NSCs isolated from neonatal SD rats and the differentiation of the NSCs was examined by detecting the expressions of neuron specific encloase (NSE) and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) using immunocytochemistry...
July 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736215/human-ipsc-glial-mouse-chimeras-reveal-glial-contributions-to-schizophrenia
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Martha S Windrem, Mikhail Osipovitch, Zhengshan Liu, Janna Bates, Devin Chandler-Militello, Lisa Zou, Jared Munir, Steven Schanz, Katherine McCoy, Robert H Miller, Su Wang, Maiken Nedergaard, Robert L Findling, Paul J Tesar, Steven A Goldman
In this study, we investigated whether intrinsic glial dysfunction contributes to the pathogenesis of schizophrenia (SCZ). Our approach was to establish humanized glial chimeric mice using glial progenitor cells (GPCs) produced from induced pluripotent stem cells derived from patients with childhood-onset SCZ. After neonatal implantation into myelin-deficient shiverer mice, SCZ GPCs showed premature migration into the cortex, leading to reduced white matter expansion and hypomyelination relative to controls...
July 18, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735670/concomitant-malignant-pulmonary-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumour-and-benign-cutaneous-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumour-in-a-dog
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E O Silva, P F I Goiozo, L G Pereira, S A Headley, A F R L Bracarense
Peripheral nerve sheath tumours (PNSTs) are neoplastic growths derived from Schwann cells, perineural cells or both. Malignant PNSTs (MPNSTs) are uncommon in domestic animals. This report describes the concomitant occurrence of PNSTs in a 10-year-old female cocker spaniel with a clinical history of respiratory impairment. Grossly, there was a large infiltrative mass in the caudal lobe of the right lung; smaller nodules were observed in the other lobes of the right lung. Furthermore, a small encapsulated cutaneous nodule was observed on the left hindlimb...
July 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735029/peptide-modification-of-polyimide-insulated-microwires-towards-improved-biocompatibility-through-reduced-glial-scarring
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Sangita Sridar, Matthew A Churchward, Vivian K Mushahwar, Kathryn G Todd, Anastasia L Elias
The goal of this study is to improve the integration of implanted microdevices with tissue in the central nervous system (CNS). The long-term utility of neuroprosthetic devices implanted in the CNS is affected by the formation of a scar by resident glial cells (astrocytes and microglia), limiting the viability and functional stability of the devices. Reduction in the proliferation of glial cells is expected to enhance the biocompatibility of devices. We demonstrate the modification of polyimide-insulated microelectrodes with a bioactive peptide KHIFSDDSSE...
July 19, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734673/somatostatin-protects-human-retinal-pericytes-from-inflammation-mediated-by-microglia
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Aurora Mazzeo, Ana I Arroba, Elena Beltramo, Angela M Valverde, Massimo Porta
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is usually considered a microvascular disease. However, involvement of the neuroretina in the early stages of DR has recently gained major credit. Inflammatory processes, leading to glial activation and neuronal apoptosis, develop early in the retina of diabetic subjects. Pericytes constitute a link between the vascular and the neural retina, play a central role in blood-retinal barrier maintenance, and may influence neuroinflammation. Somatostatin (SST) is a potent neuroprotective factor, which is down-regulated during early DR...
July 19, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733998/quiescent-oct4-neural-stem-cells-nscs-repopulate-ablated-glial-fibrillary-acidic-protein-nscs-in-the-adult-mouse-brain
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Rachel L Reeve, Samantha Z Yammine, Cindi M Morshead, Derek van der Kooy
Adult primitive neural stem cells (pNSCs) are a rare population of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP)(-) Oct4(+) cells in the mouse forebrain subependymal zone bordering the lateral ventricles that give rise to clonal neurospheres in leukemia inhibitory factor in vitro. pNSC neurospheres can be passaged to self-renew or give rise to GFAP(+) NSCs that form neurospheres in epidermal growth factor and fibroblast growth factor 2, which we collectively refer to as definitive NSCs (dNSCs). Label retention experiments using doxycycline-inducible histone-2B (H2B)-green fluorescent protein (GFP) mice and several chase periods of up to 1 year quantified the adult pNSC cell cycle time as 3-5 months...
July 21, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733972/expression-and-function-of-the-metabotropic-purinergic-p2y-receptor-family-in-experimental-seizure-models-and-patients-with-drug-refractory-epilepsy
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Mariana Alves, Rosa Gomez-Villafuertes, Norman Delanty, Michael A Farrell, Donncha F O'Brien, Maria Teresa Miras-Portugal, Miguel Diaz Hernandez, David C Henshall, Tobias Engel
OBJECTIVE: ATP is released into the extracellular space during pathologic processes including increased neuronal firing. Once released, ATP acts on P2 receptors including ionotropic P2X and metabotropic P2Y receptors, resulting in changes to glial function and neuronal network excitability. Evidence suggests an involvement of P2Y receptors in the pathogenesis of epilepsy, but there has been no systematic effort to characterize the expression and function of the P2Y receptor family during seizures and in experimental and human epilepsy...
July 21, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733832/seasonal-reorganization-of-hypothalamic-neurogenic-niche-in-adult-sheep
#17
Lucile Butruille, Martine Batailler, Danièle Mazur, Vincent Prévot, Martine Migaud
Neurogenesis is the process by which new neurons are generated. This process, well established during development, persists in adulthood owing to the presence of neural stem cells (NSCs) localized in specific brain areas called neurogenic niches. Adult neurogenesis has recently been shown to occur in the hypothalamus, a structure involved in the neuroendocrine regulation of reproduction and metabolism, among others. In the adult sheep-a long-lived mammalian model-we have previously reported the existence of such a neurogenic niche located in the hypothalamic arcuate nucleus and the median eminence...
July 21, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733756/glial-and-neuronal-antibodies-in-patients-with-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension
#18
Güneş Altıokka-Uzun, Ece Erdağ, Betül Baykan, John Tzartos, Duygu Gezen-Ak, Bedia Samancı, Erdinç Dursun, Paraskevi Zisimopoulou, Katerina Karagiorgou, Christos Stergiou, Erdi Şahin, Esme Ekizoğlu, Murat Kürtüncü, Erdem Tüzün
Headache and visual disturbances are the main presenting symptoms of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) characterized by increased intracranial pressure (ICP) with an unknown cause. We aimed to investigate the antibodies against optic neuritis-associated glial antigens, aquaporin-4 (AQP4) and myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) and uncharacterized neuronal membrane antigens in IIH patients. Consecutive patients diagnosed according to Friedman revised diagnostic criteria and control subjects were included after their consent...
July 21, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733667/rtn1-and-rtn3-protein-are-differentially-associated-with-senile-plaques-in-alzheimer-s-brains
#19
Qi Shi, Yingying Ge, Wanxia He, Xiangyou Hu, Riqiang Yan
Reticulon proteins (RTNs), consisting of RTN1 to RTN4, were previously shown to interact with BACE1 by negatively modulating its secretase activity. In RTN3-null mice, RTN1 expression was slightly elevated. To understand the in vivo role of RTN1, we generated RTN1-null mice and compared the effects of RTN1 and RTN3 on BACE1 modulation. We show that RTN1 is mostly expressed by neurons and not by glial cells under normal conditions, similar to the expression of RTN3. However, RTN1 is more localized in dendrites and is an excellent marker for dendrites of Purkinje cells, while RTN3 expression is less evident in dendrites...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733588/neurogenesis-from-sox2-expressing-cells-in-the-adult-cerebellar-cortex
#20
Julia Ahlfeld, Severin Filser, Felix Schmidt, Annika K Wefers, Daniel J Merk, Rainer Glaß, Jochen Herms, Ulrich Schüller
We identified a rare undifferentiated cell population that is intermingled with the Bergmann glia of the adult murine cerebellar cortex, expresses the stem cell markers Sox2 and Nestin, and lacks markers of glial or neuronal differentiation. Interestingly, such Sox2(+) S100(-) cells of the adult cerebellum expanded after adequate physiological stimuli in mice (exercise), and Sox2(+) precursors acquired positivity for the neuronal marker NeuN over time and integrated into cellular networks. In human patients, SOX2(+) S100(-) cells similarly increased in number after relevant pathological insults (infarcts), suggesting a similar expansion of cells that lack terminal glial differentiation...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
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