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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430000/neuroprotective-and-regenerative-roles-of-intranasal-wnt-3a-administration-after-focal-ischemic-stroke-in-mice
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Zheng Zachory Wei, James Ya Zhang, Tammi M Taylor, Xiaohuan Gu, Yingying Zhao, Ling Wei
Wnt signaling is a conserved pathway involved in expansion of neural progenitors and lineage specification during development. However, the role of Wnt signaling in the post-stroke brain has not been well-elucidated. We hypothesized that Wnt-3a would play an important role for neurogenesis and brain repair. Adult male mice were subjected to a focal ischemic stroke targeting the sensorimotor cortex. Mice that received Wnt-3a (2 µg/kg/day, 1 h after stroke and once a day for the next 2 days, intranasal delivery) had reduced infarct volume compared to stroke controls...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423937/concordance-of-several-subcellular-interactions-initiates-alzheimer-s-dementia-their-reversal-requires-combination-treatment
#2
W J Fessel
The pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease involves multiple pathways that, at the macrolevel, include decreased proliferation plus increased loss affecting neurons, astrocytes, and capillaries and, at the subcellular level, involve several elements: amyloid/amyloid precursor protein, presenilins, the unfolded protein response, the ubiquitin/proteasome system, the Wnt/catenin system, the Notch signaling system, mitochondria, mitophagy, calcium, and tau. Data presented show the intimate, anatomical interactions between neurons, astrocytes, and capillaries; the interactions between the several subcellular factors affecting those cells; and the treatments that are currently available and that might correct dysfunctions in the subcellular factors...
May 2017: American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417262/melatonin-inhibits-neural-cell-apoptosis-and-promotes-locomotor-recovery-via-activation-of-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Zhaoliang Shen, Zipeng Zhou, Shuang Gao, Yue Guo, Kai Gao, Haoyu Wang, Xiaoqian Dang
The spinal cord is highly sensitive to spinal cord injury (SCI) by external mechanical damage, resulting in irreversible neurological damage. Activation of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway can effectively reduce apoptosis and protect against SCI. Melatonin, an indoleamine originally isolated from bovine pineal tissue, exerts neuroprotective effects after SCI through activation of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway. In this study, we demonstrated that melatonin exhibited neuroprotective effects on neuronal apoptosis and supported functional recovery in a rat SCI model by activating the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway...
April 18, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407733/the-kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-factor-9-cistrome-in-mouse-hippocampal-neurons-reveals-predominant-transcriptional-repression-via-proximal-promoter-binding
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Joseph R Knoedler, Arasakumar Subramani, Robert J Denver
BACKGROUND: Krüppel-like factor 9 (Klf9) is a zinc finger transcription factor that functions in neural cell differentiation, but little is known about its genomic targets or mechanism of action in neurons. RESULTS: We used the mouse hippocampus-derived neuronal cell line HT22 to identify genes regulated by Klf9, and we validated our findings in mouse hippocampus. We engineered HT22 cells to express a Klf9 transgene under control of the tetracycline repressor, and used RNA sequencing to identify genes modulated by Klf9...
April 13, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402856/chd8-mutation-leads-to-autistic-like-behaviors-and-impaired-striatal-circuits
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Randall J Platt, Yang Zhou, Ian M Slaymaker, Ashwin S Shetty, Niels R Weisbach, Jin-Ah Kim, Jitendra Sharma, Mitul Desai, Sabina Sood, Hannah R Kempton, Gerald R Crabtree, Guoping Feng, Feng Zhang
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a heterogeneous disease, but genetically defined models can provide an entry point to studying the molecular underpinnings of this disorder. We generated germline mutant mice with loss-of-function mutations in Chd8, a de novo mutation strongly associated with ASD, and demonstrate that these mice display hallmark ASD behaviors, macrocephaly, and craniofacial abnormalities similar to patient phenotypes. Chd8(+/-) mice display a broad, brain-region-specific dysregulation of major regulatory and cellular processes, most notably histone and chromatin modification, mRNA and protein processing, Wnt signaling, and cell-cycle regulation...
April 11, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401012/nrsn2-promotes-osteosarcoma-cell-proliferation-and-growth-through-pi3k-akt-mtor-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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Ajimu Keremu, Xiayimaierdan Maimaiti, Abudusaimi Aimaiti, Maimaiaili Yushan, Yamuhanmode Alike, Yilizati Yilihamu, Aihemaitijiang Yusufu
Osteosarcoma is the most common bone cancer in children and adults. However, its pathogenesis, especially molecular mechanisms remain elusive. In current study, we screened GEO Database and found a poorly studied protein Neurensin-2 (NRSN2), which is highly expressed in osteosarcoma tissues. Neurensin-2 (NRSN2) is a small neuronal membrane protein and localized in small vesicles in neural cells, previous study found that it has been implicated in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398344/induction-of-functional-dopamine-neurons-from-human-astrocytes-in-vitro-and-mouse-astrocytes-in-a-parkinson-s-disease-model
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Pia Rivetti di Val Cervo, Roman A Romanov, Giada Spigolon, Débora Masini, Elisa Martín-Montañez, Enrique M Toledo, Gioele La Manno, Michael Feyder, Christian Pifl, Yi-Han Ng, Sara Padrell Sánchez, Sten Linnarsson, Marius Wernig, Tibor Harkany, Gilberto Fisone, Ernest Arenas
Cell replacement therapies for neurodegenerative disease have focused on transplantation of the cell types affected by the pathological process. Here we describe an alternative strategy for Parkinson's disease in which dopamine neurons are generated by direct conversion of astrocytes. Using three transcription factors, NEUROD1, ASCL1 and LMX1A, and the microRNA miR218, collectively designated NeAL218, we reprogram human astrocytes in vitro, and mouse astrocytes in vivo, into induced dopamine neurons (iDANs)...
April 10, 2017: Nature Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384160/a-wnt-planar-polarity-pathway-instructs-neurite-branching-by-restricting-f-actin-assembly-through-endosomal-signaling
#8
Chun-Hao Chen, Chun-Wei He, Chien-Po Liao, Chun-Liang Pan
Spatial arrangement of neurite branching is instructed by both attractive and repulsive cues. Here we show that in C. elegans, the Wnt family of secreted glycoproteins specify neurite branching sites in the PLM mechanosensory neurons. Wnts function through MIG-1/Frizzled and the planar cell polarity protein (PCP) VANG-1/Strabismus/Vangl2 to restrict the formation of F-actin patches, which mark branching sites in nascent neurites. We find that VANG-1 promotes Wnt signaling by facilitating Frizzled endocytosis and genetically acts in a common pathway with arr-1/β-arrestin, whose mutation results in defective PLM branching and F-actin patterns similar to those in the Wnt, mig-1 or vang-1 mutants...
April 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371053/nanoparticulate-tio2-mediated-inhibition-of-the-wnt-signaling-pathway-causes-dendritic-development-disorder-in-cultured-rat-hippocampal-neurons
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Fashui Hong, Yuguan Ze, Yaoming Zhou, Jie Hong, Xiaohon Yu, Lei Sheng, Ling Wang
Titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) are increasingly used in daily life, in industry and in environmental clearing, but their potential neurodevelopmental toxicity has been highly debated. In this study, we explored whether TiO2 NPs inhibited development of dendritic morphology and identified possible molecular mechanisms associated with this inhibition in primary cultured rat hippocampal neurons. Results showed that TiO2 NPs decreased neurite length, the number of branches and the spine density, and impaired mitochondrial function in the developing neurons...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365156/mild-hypothermia-protects-against-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-reoxygenation-induced-apoptosis-via-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway-in-hippocampal-neurons
#10
Tianen Zhou, Yanran Liang, Longyuan Jiang, Tao Yu, Chaotao Zeng, Enxiang Tao
Mild hypothermia is thought to be one of the most effective therapies for cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injuries. Our previous research revealed that mild hypothermia inhibits the activation of caspase-3 and protects against oxygen glucose deprivation/reoxygenation (OGD/R)-induced injury in hippocampal neurons. However, the mechanisms behind the activation of caspase-3 remain unclear. The aims of this study were to determine whether the protective effects of mild hypothermia were exerted through the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway...
May 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361311/directed-differentiation-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells-into-inner-ear-sensory-epithelia-in-3d-culture
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Jing Nie, Karl R Koehler, Eri Hashino
The inner ear sensory epithelium harbors mechanosensory hair cells responsible for detecting sound and maintaining balance. This protocol describes a three-dimensional (3D) culture system that efficiently generates inner ear sensory epithelia from aggregates of mouse embryonic stem (mES) cells. By mimicking the activations and repressions of key signaling pathways during in vivo inner ear development, mES cell aggregates are sequentially treated with recombinant proteins and small molecule inhibitors for activating or inhibiting the Bmp, TGFβ, Fgf, and Wnt signaling pathways...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359679/activation-of-wnt-signaling-increases-numbers-of-enteric-neurons-derived-from-neonatal-mouse-and-human-progenitors-cells
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Ying Zhang, Karin Seid, Florian Obermayr, Lothar Just, Peter H Neckel
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Neural stem and progenitor cells from the enteric nervous system (ENS) might serve as a source of cells for treatment of neurogastrointestinal disorders. Before we can use these cells, we must increase our understanding of the signaling mechanisms that regulate proliferation and differentiation. We systematically evaluated the effects of canonical Wnt signaling on proliferation and differentiation of cultured ENS progenitor cells from neonatal mice and humans. METHODS: We isolated ENS progenitors from tunica muscularis of the small intestine of new-born (P0) wild-type C57BL/6 mice as well as from Wnt1-Cre2 reporter mice...
March 27, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329675/trimethylation-and-acetylation-of-%C3%AE-catenin-at-lysine-49-represent-key-elements-in-esc-pluripotency
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Katrin Hoffmeyer, Dirk Junghans, Benoit Kanzler, Rolf Kemler
Wnt/β-catenin signaling is required for embryonic stem cell (ESC) pluripotency by inducing mesodermal differentiation and inhibiting neuronal differentiation; however, how β-catenin counter-regulates these differentiation pathways is unknown. Here, we show that lysine 49 (K49) of β-catenin is trimethylated (β-catMe3) by Ezh2 or acetylated (β-catAc) by Cbp. Significantly, β-catMe3 acts as a transcriptional co-repressor of the neuronal differentiation genes sox1 and sox3, whereas β-catAc acts as a transcriptional co-activator of the key mesodermal differentiation gene t-brachyury (t-bra)...
March 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321286/crispr-cas9-mediated-heterozygous-knockout-of-the-autism-gene-chd8-and-characterization-of-its-transcriptional-networks-in-cerebral-organoids-derived-from-ips-cells
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Ping Wang, Ryan Mokhtari, Erika Pedrosa, Michael Kirschenbaum, Can Bayrak, Deyou Zheng, Herbert M Lachman
BACKGROUND: CHD8 (chromodomain helicase DNA-binding protein 8), which codes for a member of the CHD family of ATP-dependent chromatin-remodeling factors, is one of the most commonly mutated genes in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) identified in exome-sequencing studies. Loss of function mutations in the gene have also been found in schizophrenia (SZ) and intellectual disabilities and influence cancer cell proliferation. We previously reported an RNA-seq analysis carried out on neural progenitor cells (NPCs) and monolayer neurons derived from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells that were heterozygous for CHD8 knockout (KO) alleles generated using CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing...
2017: Molecular Autism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321181/rnf146-inhibits-excessive-autophagy-by-modulating-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-in-glutamate-excitotoxicity-injury
#15
Yuefan Yang, Peng Luo, Haoxiang Xu, Shuhui Dai, Wei Rao, Cheng Peng, Wenke Ma, Jiu Wang, Hongyu Xu, Lei Zhang, Sai Zhang, Zhou Fei
Glutamate induced excitotoxicity is common in diverse neurological disorders. RNF146 as an E3 ubiquitin ligase protects neurons against excitotoxicity via interfering with Poly (ADP-ribose) (PAR) polymer-induced cell death (parthanatos). However, the neuroprotective role of RNF146 has not been fully understood. We aimed to investigate the role of RNF146 in modulating autophagy in HT22 cells under glutamate excitotoxicity injury. Here we found that induction of RNF146 decreased the cellular damage and excitotoxicity induced by glutamate...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265002/deletion-of-pofut1-in-mouse-skeletal-myofibers-induces-muscle-aging-related-phenotypes-in-cis-and-in-trans
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Deborah A Zygmunt, Neha Singhal, Mi-Lyang Kim, Megan L Cramer, Kelly E Crowe, Rui Xu, Ying Jia, Jessica Adair, Isabel Martinez-Pena Y Valenzuela, Mohammed Akaaboune, Peter White, Paulus M Janssen, Paul T Martin
Sarcopenia, the loss of muscle mass and strength during normal aging, involves coordinate changes in skeletal myofibers and the cells that contact them, including satellite cells and motor neurons. Here we show that Protein O-fucosyltransferase 1 (Pofut1), a gene that encodes a glycosyltransferase required for NotchR-mediated cell-cell signaling, has reduced expression in aging skeletal muscle. Moreover, premature postnatal deletion of Pofut1 in skeletal myofibers can induce aging-related phenotypes in cis within skeletal myofibers and in trans within satellite cells and within motor neurons via the neuromuscular junction...
March 6, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261092/screening-for-small-molecule-inhibitors-of-statin-induced-app-c-terminal-toxic-fragment-production
#17
Karen S Poksay, Douglas J Sheffler, Patricia Spilman, Jesus Campagna, Barbara Jagodzinska, Olivier Descamps, Olivia Gorostiza, Alex Matalis, Michael Mullenix, Dale E Bredesen, Nicholas D P Cosford, Varghese John
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by neuronal and synaptic loss. One process that could contribute to this loss is the intracellular caspase cleavage of the amyloid precursor protein (APP) resulting in release of the toxic C-terminal 31-amino acid peptide APP-C31 along with the production of APPΔC31, full-length APP minus the C-terminal 31 amino acids. We previously found that a mutation in APP that prevents this caspase cleavage ameliorated synaptic loss and cognitive impairment in a murine AD model...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244619/sfrp2-enhanced-the-adipogenic-and-neuronal-differentiation-potentials-of-stem-cells-from-apical-papilla
#18
Xiao Lin, Rui Dong, Shu Diao, Guoxia Yu, Liping Wang, Jun Li, Zhipeng Fan
Dental tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are easily obtained and considered as a favorable cell source for tissue engineering, but the regulation of direct differentiation is unknown, which restricts their application. The present study investigated the effect of SFRP2, a Wnt signaling modulator, on MSC differentiation using stem cells from apical papilla (SCAPs). The cells were cultured in specific inducing medium for adipogenic, neurogenic, or chondrogenic differentiation. Over-expression of SFRP2 via retroviral infection enhanced the adipogenic and neurogenic differentiation of SCAPs...
May 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241900/expression-of-protocadherin-11yb-pcdh11yb-in-seminal-germ-cells-is-correlated-with-fertility-status-in-men
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Thottathil R Anilkumar, Anandavalli N Devi, Sathy M Pillai, Krishnapillai Jayakrishnan, Oommen V Oommen, Pradeep G Kumar
Protocadherin 11 Y-linked (PCDH11Y), a member of the cadherin superfamily, is predominantly expressed in the central nervous system, is encoded by the Yp11.2 locus and exists in three isoforms: 11Ya, 11Yb and 11Yc. PCDH11Y is upregulated by retinoic acid signalling and is essential for spermatogonial differentiation and initiation of meiosis. PCDH11Y mediates Wnt signalling, which plays a crucial role in the differentiation of various cell types. PCDH11Y has been implicated in neuronal cell differentiation and proliferation, but its association with spermatogenesis has not yet been addressed...
February 28, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240680/inhibition-of-wnt-signaling-reduces-differentiation-and-induces-sensitivity-to-doxorubicin-in-human-malignant-neuroblastoma-sh-sy5y-cells
#20
Junjira Suebsoonthron, Thiranut Jaroonwitchawan, Montarop Yamabhai, Parinya Noisa
Neuroblastoma is one of the most common cancers in infancy, arising from the neuroblasts during embryonic development. This cancer is difficult to treat and resistance to chemotherapy is often found; therefore, clinical trials of novel therapeutic approaches, such as targeted-cancer signaling, could be an alternative for a better treatment. WNT signaling plays significant roles in the survival, proliferation, and differentiation of human neuroblastoma. In this report, WNT signaling of a malignant human neuroblastoma cell line, SH-SY5Y cells, was inhibited by XAV939, a specific inhibitor of the Tankyrase enzyme...
June 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
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