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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430338/yap-taz-and-areg-expression-in-eighth-cranial-nerve-schwannoma
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Alessandro Martini, Gino Marioni, Elisabetta Zanoletti, Rocco Cappellesso, Roberto Stramare, Elena Fasanaro, Chiara Faccioli, Luciano Giacomelli, Luca Denaro, Domenico D'Avella, Antonio Mazzoni, Ambrogio Fassina
BACKGROUND: Although the diagnosis and treatment of eighth cranial nerve (VIII CN) schwannoma (acoustic neuroma) has improved over the years, no factors capable of predicting tumor growth have been identified as yet. This study is a preliminary investigation of the expression in sporadic VIII CN schwannomas of Yes-associated protein (YAP), transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif (TAZ), and amphiregulin (AREG), a direct target gene of YAP and TAZ. The expression of YAP, TAZ and AREG was correlated with the volumetric dimensions of tumors on contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (ceMRI)...
April 7, 2017: International Journal of Biological Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430025/synthesis-of-dopamine-in-e-coli-using-plasmid-based-expression-system-and-its-marked-effect-on-host-growth-profiles
#2
Arunangshu Das, Anita Verma, Krishna J Mukherjee
L-Dopa and dopamine are important pathway intermediates towards the synthesis of catecholamine like epinephrine and norepinephrine from amino acid L-tyrosine. Dopamine, secreted from dopaminergic nerve cells, serves as an important neurotransmitter. We report the synthesis of dopamine by extending the aromatic amino acid pathway of E.coli DH5α by expression of 4-hydroxyphenylacetate-3-hydrolase (HpaBC) from E.coli and an engineered dopa decarboxylase (DDC) from pig kidney cell. The activity of HpaBC and DDC require 200 µM iron supplementation and 50 µM vitamin B6 respectively as additives to the growth media...
April 21, 2017: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427492/maternal-lead-exposure-induces-down-regulation-of-hippocampal-insulin-degrading-enzyme-and-nerve-growth-factor-expression-in-mouse-pups
#3
Xing Li, Ning Li, Hua Lei Sun, Jun Yin, Yu Chang Tao, Zhen Xing Mao, Zeng Li Yu, Wen Jie Li, John D Bogden
Lead exposure is a known potential risk factor for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease (AD). Exposure to lead during the critical phase of brain development has been linked with mental retardation and hypophrenia in later life. This study was aimed to investigate the effects of lead exposure of pregnant mice on the expressions of insulin-degrading enzyme (IDE) and nerve growth factor (NGF) in the hippocampus of their offspring. Blood samples were collected from the tail vein, and after anesthetizing the pups, the brain was excised on postnatal day 21...
March 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426967/an-intrinsic-epigenetic-barrier-for-functional-axon-regeneration
#4
Yi-Lan Weng, Ran An, Jessica Cassin, Jessica Joseph, Ruifa Mi, Chen Wang, Chun Zhong, Seung-Gi Jin, Gerd P Pfeifer, Alfonso Bellacosa, Xinzhong Dong, Ahmet Hoke, Zhigang He, Hongjun Song, Guo-Li Ming
Mature neurons in the adult peripheral nervous system can effectively switch from a dormant state with little axonal growth to robust axon regeneration upon injury. The mechanisms by which injury unlocks mature neurons' intrinsic axonal growth competence are not well understood. Here, we show that peripheral sciatic nerve lesion in adult mice leads to elevated levels of Tet3 and 5-hydroxylmethylcytosine in dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons. Functionally, Tet3 is required for robust axon regeneration of DRG neurons and behavioral recovery...
April 19, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426529/diagnostic-utility-of-pax8-pax2-and-ngfr-immunohistochemical-expression-in-pediatric-renal-tumors
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Nicoleta C Arva, Jeffrey Bonadio, Elizabeth J Perlman, Mariana M Cajaiba
Pediatric renal tumors (PRT) with small round blue or spindle cell morphology can be diagnostically challenging and only a limited number of immunohistochemical markers have been documented to help in the diagnosis: paired box (Pax) 2 and nerve growth factor receptor (NGFR) positivity have been demonstrated in Wilms tumor (WT) and clear cell sarcoma of the kidney (CCSK), respectively. However, the immunohistochemical expression of these markers in other PRT remains unknown. This study investigated Pax8, Pax2, and NGFR immunophenotype in a large series of PRT...
April 19, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425503/nerve-degeneration-and-regeneration-in-the-cephalopod-mollusc-octopus-vulgaris-the-case-of-the-pallial-nerve
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Pamela Imperadore, Sameer B Shah, Helen P Makarenkova, Graziano Fiorito
Regeneration is a process that restores structure and function of tissues damaged by injury or disease. In mammals complete regeneration is often unsuccessful, while most of the low phyla animals can re-grow many parts of their body after amputation. Cephalopod molluscs, and in particular Octopus vulgaris, are well known for their capacity to regenerate their arms and other body parts, including central and peripheral nervous system. To better understand the mechanism of recovery following nerve injury in this species we investigated the process of axon regrowth and nerve regeneration after complete transection of the Octopus pallial nerves...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419405/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-features-in-melanocytoma-of-the-optic-nerve
#7
Adriano Carnevali, Lea Querques, Ilaria Zucchiatti, Vincenzo Scorcia, Francesco Bandello, Giuseppe Querques
Optic disc melanocytoma (ODM) is a pigmented tumor with malignant potential characterized clinically as a dark brown to black lesion with feathery margins. The authors report a case of ODM and describe the utility of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) in detecting superficial tumor vascularization. This case report demonstrated the ability of OCTA to reveal the fine abnormal retinal vasculature on the surface of the lesion, a characteristic of ODM, which has been previously correlated with tumor growth...
April 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419135/an-organotypic-slice-culture-to-study-the-formation-of-calyx-of-held-synapses-in-vitro
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Elin Kronander, Nicolas Michalski, Cécile Lebrand, Jean-Pierre Hornung, Ralf Schneggenburger
The calyx of Held, a large axo-somatic relay synapse containing hundreds of presynaptic active zones, is possibly the largest nerve terminal in the mammalian CNS. Studying its initial growth in-vitro might provide insights into the specification of synaptic connection size in the developing brain. However, attempts to maintain calyces of Held in organotypic cultures have not been fruitful in past studies. Here, we describe an organotypic slice culture method in which calyces of Held form in-vitro. We made coronal brainstem slices with an optimized slice angle using newborn mice in which calyces have not yet formed; the presynaptic bushy cells were genetically labeled using the Math5 promoter...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418072/myb-gata1-fusion-promotes-basophilic-leukaemia-involvement-of-il33-and-nerve-growth-factor-receptors
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Stéphane Ducassou, Valérie Prouzet-Mauléon, Marie-Céline Deau, Philippe Brunet de la Grange, Bruno Cardinaud, Hayssam Soueidan, Cathy Quelen, Pierre Brousset, Jean-Max Pasquet, François Moreau-Gaudry, Michel Arock, François-Xavier Mahon, Eric Lippert
Acute basophilic leukaemia (ABL) is a rare subtype of acute myeloblastic leukaemia. We previously described a recurrent t(X;6)(p11;q23) translocation generating a MYB-GATA1 fusion gene in male infants with ABL. To better understand its role, the chimeric MYB-GATA1 transcription factor was expressed in CD34-positive hematopoietic progenitors which were transplanted into immunodeficient mice. Cells expressing MYB-GATA1 showed increased expression of markers of immaturity (CD34), of granulocytic lineage (CD33, CD117) and of basophilic differentiation (CD203c, FcƐRI)...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415812/signal-transduction-growth-factors-the-effective-governance-of-transcription-and-cellular-adhesion-in-cancer-invasion
#10
REVIEW
Marina Di Domenico, Antonio Giordano
Giulio Bizzozero classified the tissues concerning their capacity to self-renew during the adult life in labile, stable and permanent tissues. In 1940 Viktor Hamburger and Rita Levi Montalcini exposed the possibility to induce the growth of permanent cells thanks to a specific ligand Nerve Growth Factor (NGF). Stanley Cohen purified a protein the Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), able to induce epidermis proliferation and to elicit precocious eye disclosure and teeth eruption, establishing the "inverse" relationships between the proliferation and differentiation...
March 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415766/anti-proliferative-role-of-recombinant-lethal-toxin-of-bacillus-anthracis-on-primary-mammary-ductal-carcinoma-cells-revealing-its-therapeutic-potential
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Rekha Khandia, Bramhadev Pattnaik, Katherukamem Rajukumar, Atul Pateriya, Sandeep Bhatia, Harshad Murugkar, Anil Prakash, Hare Krishna Pradhan, Kuldeep Dhama, Ashok Munjal, Sunil K Joshi
Bacillus anthracis secretes three secretary proteins; lethal factor (LF), protective antigen (PA) and edema factor (EF). The LF has ability to check proliferation of mammary tumors, chiefly depending on mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathway. Evaluation of therapeutic potential of recombinant LF (rLF), recombinant PA (rPA) and lethal toxin (rLF + rPA = LeTx) on the primary mammary ductal carcinoma cells revealed significant (p < 0.01) reduction in proliferation of tumor cells with mean inhibition indices of 28...
March 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415680/long-term-neurocognitive-dysfunction-in-offspring-via-ngf-erk-creb-signaling-pathway-caused-by-ketamine-exposure-during-the-second-trimester-of-pregnancy-in-rats
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Yanan Li, Xinran Li, Cen Guo, Lina Li, Yuxin Wang, Yiming Zhang, Yu Chen, Wenhan Liu, Li Gao
Early life exposure to ketamine caused neurohistopathologic changes and persistent cognitive dysfunction. For this study, a pregnant rat model was developed to investigate neurocognitive effects in the offspring, following ketamine exposure during the second trimester. Pregnant rats on gestational day 14 (equal to midtrimester pregnancy in humans), intravenously received 200 mg/kg ketamine for 3 h. Their behavior was tested (Morris water maze, odor recognition test, and fear conditioning) at postnatal days (P25-30)...
March 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413930/relationship-of-genetic-variants-with-procedural-pain-anxiety-and-distress-in-children
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Anne L Ersig, Debra L Schutte, Jennifer Standley, Elizabeth Leslie, Bridget Zimmerman, Charmaine Kleiber, Kirsten Hanrahan, Jeffrey C Murray, Ann Marie McCarthy
OBJECTIVE: This study used a candidate gene approach to examine genomic variation associated with pain, anxiety, and distress in children undergoing a medical procedure. STUDY DESIGN: Children aged 4-10 years having an IV catheter insertion were recruited from three Midwestern children's hospitals. Self-report measures of pain, anxiety, and distress were obtained as well as an observed measure of distress. Samples were collected from children and biological parents for analysis of genomic variation...
May 2017: Biological Research for Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413480/analysis-of-the-mechanism-by-which-nerve-growth-factor-promotes-callus-formation-in-mice-with-tibial-fracture
#14
Xi-Guang Sang, Zhi-Yong Wang, Lin Cheng, Yan-Hong Liu, Yong-Gang Li, Tao Qin, Kai Di
The aim of the present study was to analyze the mechanism by which nerve growth factor (NGF) promotes callus formation in mice with tibial fracture. NGF transgenic homozygotic mice and NGF wild homozygotic mice were selected to construct non-stabilized fracture model of tibia. The mice were sacrificed on days 7, 14 and 21, respectively, and each group had a sample with 8 mice at each point in time. X-ray radiography and safranin fast green were used to observe fracture healing and in situ hybridization was used to examine the NGF mRNA expression of tibia at each phase of fracture healing...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413456/role-of-stem-cell-growth-factor-c-kit-in-the-pathogenesis-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Yuna Chai, Yusheng Huang, Hongmei Tang, Xing Tu, Jianbo He, Ting Wang, Qingye Zhang, Fen Xiong, Detang Li, Zhenwen Qiu
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional bowel disease with a complicated etiopathogenesis, often characterized by gastrointestinal motility disorder and high visceral sensitivity. IBS is a comprehensive multi-systemic disorder, with the interaction of multiple factors, such as mental stress, intestinal function and flora, heredity, resulting in the disease. The existence of a common mechanism underlying the aforementioned factors is currently unknown. The lack of therapies that comprehensively address the disease symptoms, including abdominal pain and diarrhea, is a limitation of current IBS management...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412968/interleukin-1-primes-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-towards-an-anti-inflammatory-and-pro-trophic-phenotype-in-vitro
#16
Elena Redondo-Castro, Catriona Cunningham, Jonjo Miller, Licia Martuscelli, Sarah Aoulad-Ali, Nancy J Rothwell, Cay M Kielty, Stuart M Allan, Emmanuel Pinteaux
BACKGROUND: Inflammation is a key contributor to central nervous system (CNS) injury such as stroke, and is a major target for therapeutic intervention. Effective treatments for CNS injuries are limited and applicable to only a minority of patients. Stem cell-based therapies are increasingly considered for the treatment of CNS disease, because they can be used as in-situ regulators of inflammation, and improve tissue repair and recovery. One promising option is the use of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which can secrete anti-inflammatory and trophic factors, can migrate towards inflamed and injured sites or can be implanted locally...
April 17, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412394/water-soluble-chitosan-inhibits-nerve-growth-factor-and-attenuates-allergic-inflammation-in-mite-allergen-induced-allergic-rhinitis
#17
Pei-Chi Chen, Miao-His Hsieh, PhD Wen-ShuoKuo, Hui-Fan Kao, Chih-Li Hsu, Jiu-Yao Wang
Nerve growth factor induces nasal inflammation by augmenting the existing TH2 immune response, and this can be suppressed bywater-soluble chitosan, a natural, nontoxic product that provides new therapy for allergic rhinitis.
April 12, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409723/role-of-electrophysiology-in-guiding-near-total-resection-for-preservation-of-facial-nerve-function-in-the-surgical-treatment-of-large-vestibular-schwannomas
#18
Daniele Bernardeschi, Nadya Pyatigorskaya, Antoine Vanier, Franck Bielle, Mustapha Smail, Georges Lamas, Olivier Sterkers, Michel Kalamarides
OBJECTIVE In large vestibular schwannoma (VS) surgery, the facial nerve (FN) is at high risk of injury. Near-total resection has been advocated in the case of difficult facial nerve dissection, but the amount of residual tumor that should be left and when dissection should be stopped remain controversial factors. The objective of this study was to report FN outcome and radiological results in patients undergoing near-total VS resection guided by electromyographic supramaximal stimulation of the FN at the brainstem...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408340/nogo-a-in-the-visual-system-development-and-in-ocular-diseases
#19
REVIEW
Vincent Pernet
Nogo-A is a potent myelin-associated inhibitor for neuronal growth and plasticity in the central nervous system (CNS). Its effects are mediated by the activation of specific receptors that intracellularly control cytoskeleton rearrangements, protein synthesis and gene expression. Moreover, Nogo-A has been involved in the development of the visual system and in a variety of neurodegenerative diseases and injury processes that can alter its function. For example, Nogo-A was shown to influence optic nerve myelinogenesis, the formation and maturation of retinal axon projections, and retinal angiogenesis...
April 10, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406608/functionalized-carbon-nanotube-and-graphene-oxide-embedded-electrically-conductive-hydrogel-synergistically-stimulates-nerve-cell-differentiation
#20
Xifeng Liu, A Lee Miller, Sungjo Park, Brian E Waletzki, Zifei Zhou, Andre Terzic, Lichun Lu
Nerve regeneration after injury is a critical medical issue. In previous work, we have developed an oligo(poly(ethylene glycol) fumarate) (OPF) hydrogel incorporated with positive charges as a promising nerve conduit. In this study, we introduced cross-linkable bonds to graphene oxide and carbon nanotube to obtain the functionalized graphene oxide acrylate (GOa) and carbon nanotube poly(ethylene glycol) acrylate (CNTpega). An electrically conductive hydrogel was then fabricated by covalently embedding GOa and CNTpega within OPF hydrogel through chemical cross-linking followed by in situ reduction of GOa in l-ascorbic acid solution...
April 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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