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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095319/autophagy-and-autoimmunity
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Dennis J Wu, Iannis E Adamopoulos
Autophagy is a highly conserved protein degradation pathway from yeasts to humans that is essential for removing protein aggregates and misfolded proteins in healthy cells. Recently, autophagy-related genes polymorphisms have been implicated in several autoimmune diseases including systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and multiple sclerosis. Numerous studies reveal autophagy and autophagy-related proteins also participate in immune regulation. Conditional deletions of autophagy-related proteins in mice have rendered protection from experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, and TNF-mediated joint destruction in animal models of multiple sclerosis and experimental arthritis respectively...
January 14, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067393/longitudinal-assessment-of-metal-concentrations-and-copper-isotope-ratios-in-the-g93a-sod1-mouse-model-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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T Gabriel Enge, Heath Ecroyd, Dianne F Jolley, Justin J Yerbury, Anthony Dosseto
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a motor neuron disease, which involves progressive motor neuron degeneration in the central nervous system (CNS). The G93A SOD1 mouse model simulates one of the most common causes of familial ALS through the overexpression of a mutated form of the human gene encoding copper/zinc superoxide dismutase (SOD1). Transition metals, particularly Cu and Zn, have been shown to behave abnormally in the disease context and have been hypothesized to contribute to and potentially trigger the disease...
January 9, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063173/identification-of-highly-connected-hub-genes-in-the-protective-response-program-of-human-macrophages-and-microglia-activated-by-alpha-b-crystallin
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Inge R Holtman, Malika Bsibsi, Wouter H Gerritsen, Hendrikus W G M Boddeke, Bart J L Eggen, Paul van der Valk, Markus Kipp, Johannes M van Noort, Sandra Amor
The glial stress protein alpha B-crystallin (HSPB5) is an endogenous agonist for Toll-like receptor 2 in CD14(+) cells. Following systemic administration, HSPB5 acts as a potent inhibitor of neuroinflammation in animal models and reduces lesion development in multiple sclerosis patients. Here, we show that systemically administered HSPB5 rapidly crosses the blood-brain barrier, implicating microglia as additional targets for HSPB5 along with peripheral monocytes and macrophages. To compare key players in the HSPB5-induced protective response of human macrophages and microglia, we applied weighted gene co-expression network analysis on transcript expression data obtained 1 and 4 h after activation...
January 7, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043791/the-alteration-of-serine-transporter-activity-in-a-cell-line-model-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-als
#4
Na-Young Lee, Yunha Kim, Hoon Ryu, Young-Sook Kang
The alteration of d-serine levels is associated with the pathogenesis of sporadic ALS and mutant SOD1 (G93A) animal model of ALS. However, the exact mechanism of d-serine transport is not known in ALS. To better understand the distribution of d-serine in ALS, we determined the activity and the expression of serine transporter in a motor neuronal cell line model of ALS (NSC-34/hSOD1(G93A) cells). The uptake of [(3)H]d-serine was significantly lower in NSC-34/hSOD1(G93A) cells than in control NSC-34 and NSC-34/hSOD1(wt) cells...
December 31, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040492/valproic-acid-and-ask1-deficiency-ameliorate-optic-neuritis-and-neurodegeneration-in-an-animal-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
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Yuriko Azuchi, Atsuko Kimura, Xiaoli Guo, Goichi Akiyama, Takahiko Noro, Chikako Harada, Atsuko Nishigaki, Kazuhiko Namekata, Takayuki Harada
Optic neuritis, which is an acute inflammatory demyelinating syndrome of the central nervous system, is one of the major complications in multiple sclerosis (MS). Herein, we investigated the therapeutic potential of valproic acid (VPA) on optic neuritis in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), a mouse model of MS. EAE was induced in C57BL/6 mice by immunization with MOG35-55 and VPA (300mg/kg) was administered via intraperitoneal injection once daily from day 3 postimmunization until the end of the experimental period (day 28)...
December 28, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030334/trichuris-suis-secrete-products-that-reduce-disease-severity-in-a-multiple-sclerosis-model
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Christine Søholm Hansen, Henrik Hasseldam, Idahella Hyldgaard Bacher, Stig Milan Thamsborg, Flemming Fryd Johansen, Helene Kringel
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic inflammatory central nervous system (CNS) disease, which affects about 1 in 1000 individuals in the western world. It has been suggested that this relatively high prevalence is linked to a high level of hygiene, i.e. a reduced exposure to various microorganisms, including parasites. Parasites are known to employ different immunomodulatory and antiinflammatory strategies, which enable them to evade destruction by the immune system. We have investigated the immunomodulation by the swine whipworm, Trichuris suis, by measuring the impact of oral administration of T...
March 1, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018327/correlation-of-gut-microbiota-composition-with-resistance-to-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-in-rats
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Suzana Stanisavljević, Jovanka Lukić, Svetlana Soković, Sanja Mihajlovic, Marija Mostarica Stojković, Djordje Miljković, Natasa Golić
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system (CNS). It is widely accepted that autoimmune response against the antigens of the CNS is the essential pathogenic force in the disease. It has recently become increasingly appreciated that activated encephalitogenic cells tend to migrate toward gut associated lymphoid tissues (GALTs) and that interrupted balance between regulatory and inflammatory immunity within the GALT might have decisive role in the initiation and propagation of the CNS autoimmunity...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011392/selective-induction-of-p-glycoprotein-at-the-cns-barriers-during-symptomatic-stage-of-an-als-animal-model
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Gary N Y Chan, Rebecca A Evans, David B Banks, Emily V Mesev, David S Miller, Ronald E Cannon
P-glycoprotein (P-gp), Breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP) and Multidrug resistance-associated protein 2 (MRP2) residing at the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and the blood-spinal cord barrier (BSCB) are major obstacles for drug delivery to the Central Nervous System (CNS). Disease-induced changes of these xenobiotic transporters at the CNS barriers have been previously documented. Changes in the functional expression of these transporters at the CNS barriers would limit the clinical efficacy of therapeutic agents targeting the CNS...
December 21, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996890/the-effect-of-1-25-oh-2-d3-calcitriol-alone-and-in-combination-with-all-trans-retinoic-acid-on-ror-%C3%AE-t-il-17-tgf-%C3%AE-and-foxp3-gene-expression-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
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Karim Parastouei, Abbas Mirshafiey, Mohammad Reza Eshraghian, Mohammad Reza Shiri-Shahsavar, Farid Solaymani-Mohammadi, Reza Chahardoli, Ehsan Alvandi, Ali Akbar Saboor-Yaraghi
OBJECTIVES: It has been shown that calcitriol and all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) have modulatory effects on the immune system. The present study investigates the synergistic effects of combination treatment of calcitriol and ATRA in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model of multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS: The mice were allocated to four preventive groups, each consisting of eight animals, ATRA (250 μg/mouse), calcitriol (100 ng/mouse), combination of ATRA and calcitriol (125  μg/mouse and 50 ng/mouse) and vehicle groups...
December 20, 2016: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990061/epobis-is-a-nonerythropoietic-and-neuroprotective-agonist-of-the-erythropoietin-receptor-with-anti-inflammatory-and-memory-enhancing-effects
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Oksana Dmytriyeva, Stanislava Pankratova, Irina Korshunova, Peter S Walmod
The cytokine erythropoietin (EPO) stimulates proliferation and differentiation of erythroid progenitor cells. Moreover, EPO has neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidative effects, but the use of EPO as a neuroprotective agent is hampered by its erythropoietic activity. We have recently designed the synthetic, dendrimeric peptide, Epobis, derived from the sequence of human EPO. This peptide binds the EPO receptor and promotes neuritogenesis and neuronal cell survival. Here we demonstrate that Epobis in vitro promotes neuritogenesis in primary motoneurons and has anti-inflammatory effects as demonstrated by its ability to decrease TNF release from activated AMJ2-C8 macrophages and rat primary microglia...
2016: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974153/tenascin-c-deficiency-protects-mice-from-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
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Miljana Momčilović, Vera Stamenković, Miloš Jovanović, Pavle R Andjus, Igor Jakovčevski, Melitta Schachner, Đorđe Miljković
The extracellular matrix glycoprotein tenascin-C (TnC) has been increasingly appreciated as a molecule susceptibly reacting to abnormalities in the mammalian immune system. TnC expression is elevated in inflamed tissues outside the immune system, but also in lymphoid organs. It participates in the promotion of inflammatory responses. Here, the role of TnC in a paradigm of CNS autoimmunity was investigated. Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model of multiple sclerosis, was induced in mice deficient in TnC (TnC(-/-) mice)...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940382/polyplexes-assembled-from-self-peptides-and-regulatory-nucleic-acids-blunt-toll-like-receptor-signaling-to-combat-autoimmunity
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Krystina L Hess, James I Andorko, Lisa H Tostanoski, Christopher M Jewell
Autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system incorrectly recognizes self-molecules as foreign; in the case of multiple sclerosis (MS), myelin is attacked. Intriguingly, new studies reveal toll-like receptors (TLRs), pathways usually involved in generating immune responses against pathogens, play a significant role in driving autoimmune disease in both humans and animal models. We reasoned polyplexes formed from myelin self-antigen and regulatory TLR antagonists might limit TLR signaling during differentiation of myelin-specific T cells, inducing tolerance by biasing T cells away from inflammatory phenotypes...
February 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933584/matrine-treatment-blocks-nogoa-induced-neural-inhibitory-signaling-pathway-in-ongoing-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
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Quan-Cheng Kan, Hui-Jun Zhang, Yuan Zhang, Xing Li, Yu-Ming Xu, Rodolfo Thome, Ming-Liang Zhang, Nan Liu, Yao-Juan Chu, Guang-Xian Zhang, Lin Zhu
Myelin-associated inhibitors, such as NogoA, myelin-associated glycoprotein (MAG), and oligodendrocyte myelin glycoprotein (OMgp), play a pivotal role in the lack of neuroregeneration in multiple sclerosis, an inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS). Matrine (MAT), a monomer that is used in traditional Chinese medicine as an anti-inflammatory agent, has shown beneficial effects in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model of MS. However, the underlying mechanisms of MAT-induced EAE amelioration are not fully understood...
December 9, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918427/prolactin-friend-or-foe-in-central-nervous-system-autoimmune-inflammation
#14
REVIEW
Massimo Costanza, Rosetta Pedotti
The higher prevalence of multiple sclerosis (MS) in females, along with the modulation of disease activity observed during pregnancy and the post-partum period, has suggested a hormonal influence in MS. Even if prolactin (PRL) does not belong to the sex hormones family, its crucial role in female reproduction and lactation has prompted great efforts to understand if PRL could represent a gender factor in the pathogenesis of MS and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), the animal model for this disease...
December 2, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917173/live-imaging-of-immune-responses-in-experimental-models-of-multiple-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Barbara Rossi, Gabriela Constantin
Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) is the most common animal model of multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (CNS) characterized by multifocal perivascular infiltrates that predominantly comprise lymphocytes and macrophages. During EAE, autoreactive T cells first become active in the secondary lymphoid organs upon contact with antigen-presenting cells (APCs), and then gain access to CNS parenchyma, through a compromised blood-brain barrier, subsequently inducing inflammation and demyelination...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911409/measuring-progressive-neurological-disability-in-a-mouse-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
#16
Francesca Gilli, Darlene B Royce, Andrew R Pachner
After intracerebral infection with the Theiler's Murine Encephalomyelitis Virus (TMEV), susceptible SJL mice develop a chronic-progressive demyelinating disease, with clinical features similar to the progressive forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). The mice show progressive disability with loss of motor and sensory functions, which can be assessed with multiple apparatuses and protocols. Among them, the Rotarod performance test is a very common behavioral test, its advantage being that it provides objective measurements, but it is often used assuming that it is straightforward and simple...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909192/the-more-the-merrier-scoring-statistics-and-animal-welfare-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
#17
Pushpalatha Palle, Filipa M Ferreira, Axel Methner, Thorsten Buch
Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) is a frequently used animal model for the investigation of autoimmune processes in the central nervous system. As such, EAE is useful for modelling certain aspects of multiple sclerosis, a human autoimmune disease that leads to demyelination and axonal destruction. It is an important tool for investigating pathobiology, identifying drug targets and testing drug candidates. Even though EAE is routinely used in many laboratories and is often part of the routine assessment of knockouts and transgenes, scoring of the disease course has not become standardized in the community, with at least 83 published scoring variants...
December 2016: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904491/intravenous-transplantation-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells-attenuates-demyelination-in-an-icr-outbred-mouse-model-of-demyelinating-diseases
#18
Kidsadagon Pringproa, Anucha Sathanawongs, Chananthida Khamphilai, Sarocha Sukkarinprom, Apichart Oranratnachai
Induction of demyelination in the central nervous system (CNS) of experimental mice using cuprizone is widely used as an animal model for studying the pathogenesis and treatment of demyelination. However, different mouse strains used result in different pathological outcomes. Moreover, because current medicinal treatments are not always effective in multiple sclerosis patients, so the study of exogenous cell transplantation in an animal model is of great importance. The aims of the present study were to establish an alternative ICR outbred mouse model for studying demyelination and to evaluate the effects of intravenous cell transplantation in the present developed mouse model...
October 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903258/catwalk-gait-analysis-in-a-rat-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
#19
Sabine Herold, Prateek Kumar, Klaus Jung, Irina Graf, Henrike Menkhoff, Xenia Schulz, Mathias Bähr, Katharina Hein
BACKGROUND: Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG)-induced experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) is a widely used animal model for multiple sclerosis. The characteristic feature of the MOG-EAE model in Brown Norway rats is consistent involvement of the spinal cord resulting in limb paresis. The aim of the study was to investigate whether early subclinical gait abnormalities are present in this animal model and can be detected by CatWalk XT, a fully automated gait analysis system...
November 30, 2016: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877110/forward-genetic-screen-in-caenorhabditis-elegans-suggests-f57a10-2-and-acp-4-as-suppressors-of-c9orf72-related-phenotypes
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Xin Wang, Limin Hao, Taixiang Saur, Katelyn Joyal, Ying Zhao, Desheng Zhai, Jie Li, Mochtar Pribadi, Giovanni Coppola, Bruce M Cohen, Edgar A Buttner
An abnormally expanded GGGGCC repeat in C9ORF72 is the most frequent causal mutation associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)/frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). Both gain-of-function (gf) and loss-of-function (lf) mechanisms have been involved in C9ORF72 related ALS/FTLD. The gf mechanism of C9ORF72 has been studied in various animal models but not in C. elegans. In the present study, we described mutant C9ORF72 modeling in C. elegans and report the finding of two suppressor genes. We made transgenes containing 9 or 29 repeats of GGGGCC in C9ORF72, driven by either the hsp-16 promoters or the unc-119 promoter...
2016: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
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