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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346752/epitranscriptomic-m6a-regulation-of-axon-regeneration-in-the-adult-mammalian-nervous-system
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Yi-Lan Weng, Xu Wang, Ran An, Jessica Cassin, Caroline Vissers, Yuanyuan Liu, Yajing Liu, Tianlei Xu, Xinyuan Wang, Samuel Zheng Hao Wong, Jessica Joseph, Louis C Dore, Qiang Dong, Wei Zheng, Peng Jin, Hao Wu, Bin Shen, Xiaoxi Zhuang, Chuan He, Kai Liu, Hongjun Song, Guo-Li Ming
N6-methyladenosine (m6A) affects multiple aspects of mRNA metabolism and regulates developmental transitions by promoting mRNA decay. Little is known about the role of m6A in the adult mammalian nervous system. Here we report that sciatic nerve lesion elevates levels of m6A-tagged transcripts encoding many regeneration-associated genes and protein translation machinery components in the adult mouse dorsal root ganglion (DRG). Single-base resolution m6A-CLIP mapping further reveals a dynamic m6A landscape in the adult DRG upon injury...
January 17, 2018: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345353/hipop-mesenchymal-population-has-high-potential-for-repairing-injured-peripheral-nerves
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Yukako Yamauchi, Shousaku Itoh, Haruna Naruse, Yuki Itoh, Makoto Abe, Takumi Kagioka, Mikako Hayashi
Bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) are reportedly a heterogeneous population of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Recently, we developed a simple strategy for the enrichment of MSCs with the capacity to differentiate into osteoblasts, chondrocytes, and adipocytes. On transplantation, the progenitor-enriched fractions can regenerate the bone with multiple lineages of donor origin and are thus called "highly purified osteoprogenitors" (HipOPs). Although our previous studies have demonstrated that HipOPs are enriched with MSCs and exhibit a higher potential to differentiate into osteoblasts, adipocytes, and chondrocytes than BMSCs, their potential to differentiate into neural cells has not been clarified...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343857/stimulation-of-epicardial-sympathetic-nerves-at-different-sites-induces-cardiac-electrical-instability-to-various-degrees
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Liang Wang, Lin Sun, Kun Wang, Yingying Jin, Qing Liu, Zhongnan Xia, Xudong Liu, Jiakun Zhang, Jingjie Li
The cardiac sympathetic nerves distribute across cardiac tissues with uneven density. Yet, to what extent this anatomical heterogeneity affects electrical activity of the left ventricle is largely unknown. Dogs were randomized into non-stimulation control (NC), posterior basal-stimulation (PB), anterior superior-stimulation (AS), apical part-stimulation (AP) group. The epicardial sympathetic nerves at different sites along their distribution were with electrical stimulation (ES) for 4 hours except in the NC group...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343793/nnos-positive-minor-branches-of-the-dorsal-penile-nerves-is-associated-with-erectile-function-in-the-bilateral-cavernous-injury-model-of-rats
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Yen-Lin Chen, Ting-Ting Chao, Yi-No Wu, Meng-Chuan Chen, Ying-Hung Lin, Chun-Hou Liao, Chien-Chih Wu, Kuo-Chiang Chen, Shang-Shing P Chou, Han-Sun Chiang
The changes in neuronal nitric oxide synthases (nNOS) in the dorsal penile nerves (DPNs) are consistent with cavernous nerve (CN) injury in rat models. However, the anatomical relationship and morphological changes between the minor branches of the DPNs and the CNs after injury have never been clearly explored. There were forty 12 week old male Sprague-Dawley rats receiving bilateral cavernous nerve injury (BCNI). Erectile function of intracavernous pressure and mean arterial pressure were measured. The histology and ultrastructure with H&E stain, Masson's trichrome stain and immunohistochemical stains were applied on the examination of CNs and DPNs...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340845/dihydrotestosterone-treatment-accelerates-autograft-reversal-sciatic-nerve-regeneration-in-rats
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Xiaofan Yang, Pingping Xue, Ruozheng Wei, Xin Liu, Xiang Xu, Zhenyu Liu, Yanhua Chen, Zhenbing Chen
Neuroactive steroids such as progesterone, testosterone, and their derivatives have been widely studied for their neuroprotective roles in the nervous system. Autologous nerve transplantation is considered as the gold standard repair technique when primary suture is impossible; nevertheless, this method is far from ideal. In this study, we aimed to explore the impact of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a 5α-reduced derivative of testosterone, on the recovery of peripheral nerve injury treated with autologous nerve transplantation...
January 16, 2018: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340649/optic-nerve-regeneration-after-crush-remodels-the-injury-site-molecular-insights-from-imaging-mass-spectrometry
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David T Stark, David M G Anderson, Jacky M K Kwong, Nathan Heath Patterson, Kevin L Schey, Richard M Caprioli, Joseph Caprioli
Purpose: Mammalian central nervous system axons fail to regenerate after injury. Contributing factors include limited intrinsic growth capacity and an inhibitory glial environment. Inflammation-induced optic nerve regeneration (IIR) is thought to boost retinal ganglion cell (RGC) intrinsic growth capacity through progrowth gene expression, but effects on the inhibitory glial environment of the optic nerve are unexplored. To investigate progrowth molecular changes associated with reactive gliosis during IIR, we developed an imaging mass spectrometry (IMS)-based approach that identifies discriminant molecular signals in and around optic nerve crush (ONC) sites...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339085/wnt5a-mediates-chronic-post-thoracotomy-pain-by-regulating-non-canonical-pathways-nerve-regeneration-and-inflammation-in-rats
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Afang Zhu, Le Shen, Li Xu, Weiyun Chen, Yuguang Huang
As well-characterized ligands involved in neurogenesis, Wnts are emerging as promising targets in pain pathogenesis. Our previous pilot study showed that intrathecal inhibition of Wnt5a, but not Wnts, relieves chronic post-thoracotomy pain (CPTP) in rats. In the present study, we aimed to further explore the regulatory mechanism of Wnt5a in CPTP development. Increased protein levels of Wnt5a, transmembrane receptor Ror2, and activated non-canonical Wnt pathway members were found in the thoracic dorsal root ganglions from postoperative day (POD) 7 to POD 21...
January 12, 2018: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337237/uridine-5-triphosphate-partially-blocks-differentiation-signals-and-favors-a-more-repair-state-in-cultured-rat-schwann-cells
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Marta Palomo-Guerrero, Jose Miguel Cosgaya, Alejandro Gella, Núria Casals, Carmen Grijota-Martinez
Schwann cells (SCs) play a key role in peripheral nerve regeneration. After damage, they respond acquiring a repair phenotype that allows them to proliferate, migrate and redirect axonal growth. Previous studies have shown that Uridine-5'-Triphosphate (UTP) and its purinergic receptors participate in several pathophysiological responses in the nervous system. Our group has previously described how UTP induces the migration of a Schwannoma cell line and promotes wound healing. These data suggest that UTP participates in the signaling involved in the regeneration process...
January 11, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337143/the-role-of-hedgehog-responsive-fibroblasts-in-facial-nerve-regeneration
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Gabriela L Bobarnac Dogaru, Subhash C Juneja, Alireza Shokrani, Roseanne Y Hui, Yang Chai, Jon-Paul Pepper
BACKGROUND: Facial nerve paralysis is a significant cause of morbidity, affecting facial appearance, emotional expression, speech, oral competence, and vision. A more complete understanding of the complex cellular events required for successful nerve regeneration may reveal new therapeutic targets. The role of fibroblasts in regeneration, and the process by which the nerve reforms its three-dimensional structure after a transection injury, are not fully understood. The Hedgehog signaling pathway has been shown to mediate nerve sheath formation during development...
January 11, 2018: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336177/in-vivo-assessment-of-a-nanofibrous-silk-tube-as-nerve-guide-for-sciatic-nerve-regeneration
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Maryam Ebrahimi, Jafar Ai, Esmaeil Biazar, Somayeh Ebrahimi-Barough, Arash Khojasteh, Meysam Yazdankhah, Siavash Sharifi, Arman Ai, Saeed Heidari-Keshel
A nanofibrous silk nerve conduit has been evaluated for its efficiency based on the promotion of peripheral nerve regeneration in rats. The designed tubes with or without Schwann cells were implanted into a 10 mm gap in the sciatic nerves of the rats. Four months after the surgery, the regenerated nerves were monitored and evaluated by macroscopic assessments and histology. The results demonstrated that the nanofibrous grafts, especially in the presence of Schwann cells, enabled reconstruction of the rat sciatic nerve trunk with a restoration of nerve continuity and formation of nerve fibres with myelination...
January 16, 2018: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335507/highly-conserved-molecular-pathways-including-wnt-signaling-promote-functional-recovery-from-spinal-cord-injury-in-lampreys
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Paige E Herman, Angelos Papatheodorou, Stephanie A Bryant, Courtney K M Waterbury, Joseph R Herdy, Anthony A Arcese, Joseph D Buxbaum, Jeramiah J Smith, Jennifer R Morgan, Ona Bloom
In mammals, spinal cord injury (SCI) leads to dramatic losses in neurons and synaptic connections, and consequently function. Unlike mammals, lampreys are vertebrates that undergo spontaneous regeneration and achieve functional recovery after SCI. Therefore our goal was to determine the complete transcriptional responses that occur after SCI in lampreys and to identify deeply conserved pathways that promote regeneration. We performed RNA-Seq on lamprey spinal cord and brain throughout the course of functional recovery...
January 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335337/salivary-glands-regenerate-after-radiation-injury-through-sox2-mediated-secretory-cell-replacement
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Elaine Emmerson, Alison J May, Lionel Berthoin, Noel Cruz-Pacheco, Sara Nathan, Aaron J Mattingly, Jolie L Chang, William R Ryan, Aaron D Tward, Sarah M Knox
Salivary gland acinar cells are routinely destroyed during radiation treatment for head and neck cancer that results in a lifetime of hyposalivation and co-morbidities. A potential regenerative strategy for replacing injured tissue is the reactivation of endogenous stem cells by targeted therapeutics. However, the identity of these cells, whether they are capable of regenerating the tissue, and the mechanisms by which they are regulated are unknown. Using in vivo and ex vivo models, in combination with genetic lineage tracing and human tissue, we discover a SOX2+ stem cell population essential to acinar cell maintenance that is capable of replenishing acini after radiation...
January 15, 2018: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330870/cell-therapy-for-spinal-cord-injury-with-olfactory-ensheathing-glia-cells-oecs
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REVIEW
Rosa M Gómez, Magdy Y Sánchez, Maria Portela-Lomba, Kemel Ghotme, George E Barreto, Javier Sierra, M Teresa Moreno-Flores
The prospects of achieving regeneration in the central nervous system (CNS) have changed, as most recent findings indicate that several species, including humans, can produce neurons in adulthood. Studies targeting this property may be considered as potential therapeutic strategies to respond to injury or the effects of demyelinating diseases in the CNS. While CNS trauma may interrupt the axonal tracts that connect neurons with their targets, some neurons remain alive, as seen in optic nerve and spinal cord (SC) injuries (SCIs)...
January 13, 2018: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330414/partially-oxidized-polyvinyl-alcohol-conduitfor-peripheral-nerve-regeneration
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Elena Stocco, Silvia Barbon, Lucia Lora, Francesca Grandi, Leonardo Sartore, Cesare Tiengo, Lucia Petrelli, Daniele Dalzoppo, Pier Paolo Parnigotto, Veronica Macchi, Raffaele De Caro, Andrea Porzionato, Claudio Grandi
Surgical reconstruction of peripheral nerves injuries with wide substance-loss is still a challenge. Many studies focused on the development of artificial nerve conduits made of synthetic or biological materials but the ideal device has not yet been identified. Here, we manufactured a conduit for peripheral nerve regeneration using a novel biodegradable hydrogel we patented that is oxidized polyvinyl alcohol (OxPVA). Thus, its characteristics were compared with neat polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and silk-fibroin (SF) conduits, through in vitro and in vivo analysis...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330037/sustained-delivery-of-glial-cell-derived-neurotrophic-factors-in-collagen-conduits-for-facial-nerve-regeneration
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Fukai Ma, Feng Xu, Ronggang Li, Yongtao Zheng, Fan Wang, Naili Wei, Junjie Zhong, Qisheng Tang, Tongming Zhu, Zhifu Wang, Jianhong Zhu
Facial nerve injury caused by traffic accidents or operations may reduce the quality of life in patients, and recovery following the injury presents unique clinical challenges. Glial cell-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) is important in nerve regeneration; however, soluble GDNF rapidly diffuses into body fluids, making it difficult to achieve therapeutic efficacy. In this work, we developed a rat tail derived collagen conduit to connect nerve defects in a simple and safe manner. GDNF was immobilized in the collagen conduits via chemical conjugation to enable controlled release of GDNF...
January 9, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328516/ultrasonographic-demonstration-of-intraneural-neovascularization-after-penetrating-nerve-injury
#16
Zsuzsanna Arányi, Anita Csillik, Katalin Dévay, Maja Rosero
INTRODUCTION: Hypervascularization of nerves has been shown to be a pathological sign in some peripheral nerve disorders, but has not been investigated in nerve trauma. METHODS: An observational cohort study was performed of the intraneural blood flow of 30 patients (34 nerves) with penetrating nerve injuries, before or after nerve reconstruction. All patients underwent electrophysiological assessment, and B-mode and color Doppler ultrasonography. RESULTS: Intraneural hypervascularization proximal to the site of injury was found in all nerves, which was typically marked and had a longitudinal extension of several centimeters...
January 12, 2018: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328458/chitosan-conduit-combined-with-hyaluronic-acid-prevent-sciatic-nerve-scar-in-a-rat-model-of-peripheral-nerve-crush-injury
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Runxin Li, Huawei Liu, Haitao Huang, Wenting Bi, Rongzeng Yan, Xinying Tan, Weisheng Wen, Chao Wang, Wenling Song, Yanhua Zhang, Feng Zhang, Min Hu
In the present study, the effects of hyaluronic acid (HA) combined with chitosan conduit on peripheral nerve scarring and regeneration were investigated in a rat model of peripheral nerve crush injury. A total of 60 Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly distributed into four groups (15 rats in each group), in which the nerve was either not treated (control group) or treated with chitosan conduit, hyaluronic acid, or chitosan conduit coupled with hyaluronic acid following clamp injury to the sciatic nerve. The surgical sites were evaluated by assessing the sciatic functional index, the degree of scar adhesions, the numbers of myelinated nerve fibers, the average diameter of myelinated nerve fibers and the myelin sheath thickness...
January 8, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328454/resveratrol-ameliorates-depressive-disorder-through-the-netrin1-mediated-extracellular%C3%A2-signal-regulated-kinase-camp-signal-transduction-pathway
#18
Feifei Wang, Jinhui Wang, Jinghong An, Guoming Yuan, Xiaolei Hao, Yi Zhang
Depressive disorder is a mental health disorder caused by the dysfunction of nerve regeneration, neuroendocrine and neurobiochemistry, which frequently results in cognitive impairments and disorder. Evidence has shown that resveratrol offers benefits for the treatment of depressive disorder. In the present study, the therapeutic effects of resveratrol were investigated and the potential mechanisms mediated by resveratrol were analyzed in hippocampal neuron cells. The anti‑oxidative stress and anti‑inflammatory properties of resveratrol were also examined in vitro and in vivo...
January 5, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327677/autologous-smooth-muscle-progenitor-cells-enhance-regeneration-of-tissue-engineered-bladder
#19
Liuhua Zhou, Jiadong Xia, Pengji Wang, Ruipeng Jia, Jun Hua Zheng, Xudong Yao, Yun Chen, Yutian Dai, Bin Yang
Tissue engineering techniques provide a great potential to de novo construct a histological bladder. Smooth muscle regeneration is extremely important for the functional recovery of engineered neo-bladder. However, many challenges remain for the use of bladder smooth muscle cells (SMCs) as the cell sources. Recent evidences showed that smooth muscle progenitor cells (SPCs) in the peripheral blood have the capacity of differentiating into SMCs, while their use for bladder regeneration hasn't yet been reported...
January 12, 2018: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327509/proteomic-expression-profile-of-injured-rat-peripheral-nerves-revealed-biological-networks-and-processes-associated-with-nerve-regeneration
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D Vergara, A Romano, E Stanca, V La Pesa, A L Aloisi, S De Domenico, J Franck, I Cicalini, A M Giudetti, E Storelli, D Pieragostino, I Fournier, A Sannino, M Salzet, F Cerri, A Quattrini, M Maffia
Peripheral nerve regeneration is regulated through the coordinated spatio-temporal activation of multiple cellular pathways. In this work, an integrated proteomics and bioinformatics approach was employed to identify differentially expressed proteins at the injury-site of rat sciatic nerve at 20 days after damage. By a label-free liquid chromatography mass-spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) approach, we identified 201 differentially proteins that were assigned to specific canonical and disease and function pathways. These include proteins involved in cytoskeleton signaling and remodeling, acute phase response, and cellular metabolism...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
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