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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532079/nerve-growth-factor-loaded-heparinized-cationic-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-for-regulating-membrane-charge-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-during-differentiation
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Yung-Chih Kuo, Rajendiran Rajesh
Nerve growth factor (NGF)-loaded heparinized cationic solid lipid nanoparticles (NGF-loaded HCSLNs) were developed using heparin-stearic acid conjugate, cacao butter, cholesterol, stearylamine (SA), and esterquat 1 (EQ 1). The effect of cationic lipids and lipid matrix composition on the particle size, particle structure, surface molecular composition, chemical structure, electrophoretic mobility, and zeta potential of HCSLNs was investigated. The effect of HCSLNs on the membrane charge of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) was also studied...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532008/biomaterials-and-cells-for-neural-tissue-engineering-current-choices
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REVIEW
Prerana Sensharma, G Madhumathi, Rahul D Jayant, Amit K Jaiswal
The treatment of nerve injuries has taken a new dimension with the development of tissue engineering techniques. Prior to tissue engineering, suturing and surgery were the only options for effective treatment. With the advent of tissue engineering, it is now possible to design a scaffold that matches the exact biological and mechanical properties of the tissue. This has led to substantial reduction in the complications posed by surgeries and suturing to the patients. New synthetic and natural polymers are being applied to test their efficiency in generating an ideal scaffold...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531139/dual-component-gelatinous-peptide-reactive-oligomer-formulations-as-conduit-material-and-luminal-filler-for-peripheral-nerve-regeneration
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Caroline Kohn-Polster, Divya Bhatnagar, Derek J Woloszyn, Matthew Richtmyer, Annett Starke, Alexandra H Springwald, Sandra Franz, Michaela Schulz-Siegmund, Hilton M Kaplan, Joachim Kohn, Michael C Hacker
Toward the next generation of nerve guidance conduits (NGCs), novel biomaterials and functionalization concepts are required to address clinical demands in peripheral nerve regeneration (PNR). As a biological polymer with bioactive motifs, gelatinous peptides are promising building blocks. In combination with an anhydride-containing oligomer, a dual-component hydrogel system (cGEL) was established. First, hollow cGEL tubes were fabricated by a continuous dosing and templating process. Conduits were characterized concerning their mechanical strength, in vitro and in vivo degradation and biocompatibility...
May 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529069/cholinergic-modulation-of-the-immune-system-presents-new-approaches-for-treating-inflammation
#4
REVIEW
Donald B Hoover
The nervous system and immune system have broad and overlapping distributions in the body, and interactions of these ubiquitous systems are central to the field of neuroimmunology. Over the past two decades, there has been explosive growth in our understanding of neuroanatomical, cellular, and molecular mechanisms that mediate central modulation of immune functions through the autonomic nervous system. A major catalyst for growth in this field was the discovery that vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) caused a prominent attenuation of the systemic inflammatory response evoked by endotoxin in experimental animals...
May 18, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526658/nonclinical-pharmacology-and-toxicology-of-the-first-biosimilar-insulin-glargine-drug-product-basaglar-%C3%A2-abasaglar-%C3%A2-approved-in-the-european-union
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Richard A Byrd, Rebecca A Owens, Jamie L Blackbourne, David E Coutant, Mark W Farmen, M Dodson Michael, Julie S Moyers, A Eric Schultze, Michael K Sievert, Niraj K Tripathi, John L Vahle
Basaglar(®)/Abasaglar(®) (Lilly insulin glargine [LY IGlar]) is a long-acting human insulin analogue drug product granted marketing authorisation as a biosimilar to Lantus(®) (Sanofi insulin glargine [SA IGlar]) by the European Medicines Agency. We assessed the similarity of LY IGlar to the reference drug product, European Union-sourced SA IGlar (EU-SA IGlar), using nonclinical in vitro and in vivo studies. No biologically relevant differences were observed for receptor binding affinity at either the insulin or insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) receptors, or in assays of functional or de novo lipogenic activity...
May 16, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525647/evaluation-of-the-effects-of-tanezumab-a-monoclonal-antibody-against-nerve-growth-factor-on-the-sympathetic-nervous-system-in-adult-cynomolgus-monkeys-macaca-fascicularis-a-stereologic-histomorphologic-and-cardiofunctional-assessment
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Patrice Belanger, Paul Butler, Mark Butt, Siddhartha Bhatt, Stephen Foote, David Shelton, Mark Evans, Rosalinda Arends, Susan Hurst, Carlin Okerberg, Thomas Cummings, David Potter, Jill Steidl-Nichols, Mark Zorbas
Tanezumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody against nerve growth factor is in development for treatment of chronic pain. Three nonclinical studies assessed effects of clinically relevant and supratherapeutic doses of tanezumab on the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) of adult nonhuman primates. Study 1 evaluated potential effects of subcutaneous (SC) tanezumab (1.2 mg/kg every 8 weeks [Q8W]) on SNS in cynomolgus monkeys for 3 or 6 months and reversibility or persistence of any effects through a non-dosing/recovery period...
May 19, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522413/microglia-support-atf3-positive-neurons-following-hypoglossal-nerve-axotomy
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Tatsuhide Tanaka, Koichi Murakami, Yoshio Bando, Taichi Nomura, Ayami Isonishi, Shoko Morita-Takemura, Kouko Tatsumi, Akio Wanaka, Shigetaka Yoshida
Microglia are essential in developmental processes and maintenance of neuronal homeostasis. Experimental axotomy of motor neurons results in neurodegeneration, and microglia in motor nuclei become activated and migrate towards injured neurons. However, whether these activated microglia are protective or destructive to neurons remains controversial. In the present study, we transected the hypoglossal nerve in BALB/c mice, causing activating transcription factor 3 (ATF3) and growth associated protein 43 (GAP43) induction, and partial neuronal death...
May 15, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521305/bushen-yizhi-formula-ameliorates-cognitive-dysfunction-through-sirt1-er-stress-pathway-in-samp8-mice
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Shi-Jie Zhang, Ting-Ting Xu, Lin Li, Yu-Min Xu, Zi-Ling Qu, Xin-Chen Wang, Shui-Qing Huang, Yi Luo, Na-Chuan Luo, Ping Lu, Ya-Fei Shi, Xin Yang, Qi Wang
The Chinese formula Bushen-Yizhi (BSYZ) has been reported to ameliorate cognitive dysfunction. However the mechanism is still unclear. In this study, we employ an aging model, SAMP8 mice, to explore whether BSYZ could protect dementia through SIRT1/endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress pathway. Morris water maze and the fearing condition test results show that oral administration of BSYZ (1.46 g/kg/d, 2.92 g/kg/d and 5.84 g/kg/d) and donepezil (3 mg/kg/d) shorten the escape latency, increase the crossing times of the original position of the platform and the time spent in the target quadrant, and increase the freezing time...
May 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518137/nerve-growth-factor-from-chinese-cobra-venom-stimulates-chondrogenic-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#9
Zhenhui Lu, Danqing Lei, Tongmeng Jiang, Lihui Yang, Li Zheng, Jinmin Zhao
Growth factors such as transforming growth factor beta1 (TGF-β1), have critical roles in the regulation of the chondrogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which promote cartilage repair. However, the clinical applications of the traditional growth factors are limited by their high cost, functional heterogeneity and unpredictable effects, such as cyst formation. It may be advantageous for cartilage regeneration to identify a low-cost substitute with greater chondral specificity and easy accessibility...
May 18, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516364/preserving-normal-facial-nerve-function-and-improving-hearing-outcome-in-large-vestibular-schwannomas-with-a-combined-approach-planned-subtotal-resection-followed-by-gamma-knife-radiosurgery
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Roy Thomas Daniel, Constantin Tuleasca, Mercy George, Etienne Pralong, Luis Schiappacasse, Michele Zeverino, Raphael Maire, Marc Levivier
OBJECTIVE: To perform planned subtotal resection followed by gamma knife surgery (GKRS) in a series of patients with large vestibular schwannoma (VS), aiming at an optimal functional outcome for facial and cochlear nerves. METHODS: Patient characteristics, surgical and dosimetric features, and outcome were collected prospectively at the time of treatment and during the follow-up. RESULTS: A consecutive series of 32 patients was treated between July 2010 and June 2016...
May 17, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514742/effect-and-mechanism-of-inhibition-of-pi3k-akt-mtor-signal-pathway-on-chronic-neuropathic-pain-and-spinal-microglia-in-a-rat-model-of-chronic-constriction-injury
#11
Jian-Rong Guo, Huan Wang, Xiao-Ju Jin, Dong-Lin Jia, Xun Zhou, Qiang Tao
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effects of inhibition of PI3K/Akt/mTOR signal pathway on chronic neuropathic pain (CNP) and spinal microglia in a rat model of chronic constriction injury (CCI). METHODS: Male SD rats were assigned into control, sham, CCI, wortmannin, dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and wortmannin-positive control groups. Paw withdrawal mechanical threshold (PWMT) and thermal withdrawal latency (TWL) were recorded. qRT-PCR and Western blotting were used to detect PI3K, Akt and mTOR expressions and their phosphorylation...
May 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512649/purification-and-characterization-of-schwann-cells-from-adult-human-skin-and-nerve
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Jo Anne Stratton, Ranjan Kumar, Sarthak Sinha, Prajay Shah, Morgan Stykel, Yuval Shapira, Rajiv Midha, Jeff Biernaskie
Despite its modest capacity for regeneration, peripheral nervous system injury often results in significant long-term disability. Supplementing peripheral nervous system injury with autologous Schwann cells (SCs) may serve to rejuvenate the postinjury environment to enhance regeneration and ultimately improve functional outcomes. However, human nerve-derived SC (hN-SC) collection procedures require invasive surgical resection. Here, we describe the characterization of SCs from adult human skin (hSk-SCs) of four male donors ranging between 27 and 46 years old...
May 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508312/trpc-channels-and-programmed-cell-death
#13
Jian Zhou, Yichang Jia
Neurotrophins, including nerve growth factor (NGF) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), bind to their high-affinity receptors to promote neuronal survival during brain development. One of the key downstream pathways is the phospholipase C (PLC) pathway, which not only plays a central role in calcium release from internal store but also in activation of TRPC channels coupled with neurotrophin receptors. TRPC channels are required for the neurotrophin-mediated neuronal protective effects. In addition, activation of TRPC channels is able to protect neurons in the absence of neurotrophin...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506859/the-obstructed-bladder-expression-of-collagen-matrix-metalloproteinases-muscarinic-receptors-angiogenic-and-neurotrophic-factors-in-patients-with-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
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João Arthur Brunhara Alves Barbosa, Sabrina T Reis, Marco Nunes, Yuri A Ferreira, Katia R Leite, William C Nahas, Miguel Srougi, Alberto A Antunes
OBJECTIVE: to evaluate gene expression of Collagen, Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMP) and Inhibitors, Cholinergic Muscarinic Receptors (CHRM), Angiogenic and Nerve Growth Factors (NGF) in the bladder of patients with Bladder Outlet Obstruction due to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia METHODS: We analyzed bladder specimens from 43 patients with obstructive BPH undergoing TURP as compared to 10 age-matched controls with IPSS<8 and prostate <30g. A bladder biopsy was performed for relative gene expression analysis with qRT-PCR of Collagens I and III, MMPs 1,2,9; Tissue Inhibitors of Metalloproteinases (TIMP) 1,2 and RECK; CHRM2 and -3; VEGF, CD105; NGF and NGF receptor...
May 12, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506533/schwann-cell-precursors-from-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-as-a-potential-therapeutic-target-for-myelin-repair
#15
Han-Seop Kim, Jungwoon Lee, Da Yong Lee, Young-Dae Kim, Jae Yun Kim, Hyung Jin Lim, Sungmin Lim, Yee Sook Cho
Schwann cells play a crucial role in successful nerve repair and regeneration by supporting both axonal growth and myelination. However, the sources of human Schwann cells are limited both for studies of Schwann cell development and biology and for the development of treatments for Schwann cell-associated diseases. Here, we provide a rapid and scalable method to produce self-renewing Schwann cell precursors (SCPs) from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs), using combined sequential treatment with inhibitors of the TGF-β and GSK-3 signaling pathways, and with neuregulin-1 for 18 days under chemically defined conditions...
May 11, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505206/effects-of-%C3%AE-tat1-and-hdac5-on-axonal-regeneration-in-adult-neurons
#16
Shen Lin, Noelle A Sterling, Ian P Junker, Courtney T Helm, George M Smith
The role of posttranslational modifications in axonal injury and regeneration has been widely studied but there has been little consensus over the mechanism by which each modification affects adult axonal growth. Acetylation is known to play an important role in a variety of neuronal functions and its homeostasis is controlled by two enzyme families: the Histone Deacetylases (HDACs) and Histone Acetyl Transferases (HATs). Recent studies show that HDAC5 deacetylates microtubules in the axonal cytoplasm as part of an injury-induced regeneration response, but little is known about how acetylation of microtubules plays a role...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505030/association-between-neurotrophic-factor-expression-and-pain-related-behavior-induced-by-nucleus-pulposus-applied-to-rat-nerve-root
#17
Shinobu Seki, Miho Sekiguchi, Shin-Ichi Konno
STUDY DESIGN: An experimental animal study OBJECTIVE.: To investigate the relationship between pain-related behavior and the expression of neurotrophic factors in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) and spinal cord (SC) using a nucleus pulposus (NP) rat model. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Neurotrophic factors are released from activated glial cells and are associated with pain-related behavior. Nerve growth factor (NGF) is a neurotrophic factor that is induced by inflammation...
April 12, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501999/elisa-for-monitoring-nerve-growth-factor
#18
Justin B Davis
Nerve growth factor (NGF), a neurotrophin critical to neuronal viability, has become a popular research focus for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) allow the quantification of cellular proteins, such as NGF, secreted into conditioned culture media. However, off-the-shelf reagents and kit components may require optimization depending on the specific specimens and/or antibodies that will be utilized with the ELISA assay. Herein we describe a protocol for developing a sandwich ELISA, incorporating NGF-specific primary and secondary antibodies capable of detecting NGF at concentrations as low as 10 pg/mL...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499451/effects-of-annulus-defects-and-implantation-of-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-plga-fibrin-gel-scaffolds-on-nerves-ingrowth-in-a-rabbit-model-of-annular-injury-disc-degeneration
#19
Long Xin, Weixing Xu, Leijun Yu, Shunwu Fan, Wei Wang, Fang Yu, Zhenbin Wang
BACKGROUND: Growth of nerve fibers has been shown to occur in a rabbit model of intravertebral disc degeneration (IVD) induced by needle puncture. As nerve growth may underlie the process of chronic pain in humans affected by disc degeneration, we sought to investigate the factors underlying nerve ingrowth in a minimally invasive annulotomy rabbit model of IVD by comparing the effects of empty disc defects with those of defects filled with poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)/fibrin gel (PLGA) plugs...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499250/redox-regulation-of-micrornas-in-endometriosis-associated-pain
#20
Kristeena Ray Wright, Brenda Mitchell, Nalini Santanam
Endometriosis is a chronic, painful condition with unknown etiology. A differential expression of microRNAs in the endometriotic tissues from women with endometriosis with pain compared to those without suggested a plausible role for miRNA or epigenetic mechanisms in the etiology of endometriotic pain. The peritoneal milieu is involved in maintenance of endometriotic lesion and nociception. We recently showed the mechanistic role for oxidized-lipoproteins (ox-LDLs) present in peritoneal fluid (PF) in endometriosis and pain...
May 4, 2017: Redox Biology
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