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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732009/effects-of-local-cardiac-denervation-on-cardiac-innervation-and-ventricular-arrhythmia-after-chronic-myocardial-infarction
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Xudong Liu, Lin Sun, Jugang Chen, Yingying Jin, Qing Liu, Zhongnan Xia, Liang Wang, Jingjie Li
BACKGROUND: Modulation of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) has already been demonstrated to display antiarrhythmic effects in patients and animals with MI. In this study, we investigated whether local cardiac denervation has any beneficial effects on ventricular electrical stability and cardiac function in the chronic phase of MI. METHODS: Twenty-one anesthetized dogs were randomly assigned into the sham-operated, MI and MI-ablation groups, respectively. Four weeks after local cardiac denervation, LSG stimulation was used to induce VPCs and VAs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731172/comparison-of-the-neuronal-differentiation-abilities-of-bone-marrow%C3%A2-derived-and-adipose-tissue%C3%A2-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Yani Zheng, Chao Huang, Fang Liu, Haiyan Lin, Xiangqun Yang, Zhiying Zhang
Bone marrow‑derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) and adipose tissue‑derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs) are able to differentiate into neuron‑like cells when exposed to small molecule compounds, however the specific differences in their neuronal differentiation abilities remain to be fully elucidated. The present study aimed to compare the neuronal differentiation abilities of BMSCs and ADSCs. BMSCs and ADSCs from the same Sprague Dawley rats were isolated and cultured for use. The proliferation capacity was revealed using a cell counting method...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728289/-the-protective-effect-of-pigment-epithelial-derived-factor-modified-human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-rats-with-diabetic-retinopathy
#3
W Zhang, H T Duan, S Chen, Y X Wang, J H Kong, M Dong, X Bi, J Song
Objective: To investigate the effect of pigment epithelial-derived factor (PEDF) gene-modified human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) on rats with diabetic retinopathy (DR). Methods: Experimental study. Human umbilical cord MSC were transfected by lentivirus packaging PEDF-MSC-green fluorescent protein (GFP) and GFP-MSC plasmid vectors, and the expression of PEDF and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) was measured in the cell culture medium. Fifty adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into five groups: normal control group (group A), DR control group (group B), phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) treated group (group C), GFP-MSC treated group (group D) and PEDF-MSC-GFP treated group (group E), with 10 rats in each group...
July 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727374/dipyridamole-reduces-penile-apoptosis-in-a-rat-model-of-post-prostatectomy-erectile-dysfunction
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Omer Kutlu, Ersagun Karaguzel, Ali Ertan Okatan, Ahmet Mentese, Esin Yulug, Ilke Onur Kazaz, Selcuk Kutlu, Eyup Dil, Huseyin Eren, Ahmet Alver
PURPOSE: Despite the nerve-sparing technique, many patients suffer from erectile dysfunction after radical prostatectomy (RP) due to cavernous nerve injury. The aim of this study was to evaluate dipyridamole as a potential treatment agent of post-radical prostatectomy erectile dysfunction. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 18 male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomized into three experimental Groups (SHAM+DMSO, BCNI+DMSO and BCNI+DIP). An animal model of bilateral cavernous nerve crush injury (BCNI) was established to mimic the partial nerve damage during nerve-sparing RP...
June 14, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724963/midnolin-is-a-novel-regulator-of-parkin-expression-and-is-associated-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Yutaro Obara, Toru Imai, Hidenori Sato, Yuji Takeda, Takeo Kato, Kuniaki Ishii
Midnolin (MIDN) was first discovered in embryonic stem cells, but its physiological and pathological roles are, to date, poorly understood. In the present study, we therefore examined the role of MIDN in detail. We found that in PC12 cells, a model of neuronal cells, MIDN localized primarily to the nucleus and intracellular membranes. Nerve growth factor promoted MIDN gene expression, which was attenuated by specific inhibitors of extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1/2 and 5. MIDN-deficient PC12 cells created using CRISPR/Cas9 technology displayed significantly impaired neurite outgrowth...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722336/evidence-for-the-modulation-of-nociception-in-mice-by-central-mast-cells
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C L Kissel, K J Kovács, A A Larson
BACKGROUND: Hyperalgesia that develops following nerve ligation corresponds temporally and in magnitude with the number of thalamic mast cells located contralateral to the ligature. We tested the possibility that mast cells modulate nociception centrally, similar to their role in the periphery. METHODS: We examined the central effect of two hyperalgesic compounds that induce mast cell degranulation and of stabilized mast cells using cromolyn. RESULTS: Thermal hyperalgesia (tail flick) induced by nerve growth factor (NGF, a neurotrophic compound) and mechanical hyperalgesia (von Frey) induced by dynorphin A (1-17) (opioid compound) each correlated with the per cent of thalamic mast cells that were degranulated...
July 19, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722246/delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-decreases-masticatory-muscle-sensitization-in-female-rats-through-peripheral-cannabinoid-receptor-activation
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H Wong, S Hossain, B E Cairns
BACKGROUND: This study investigated whether intramuscular injection of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), by acting on peripheral cannabinoid (CB) receptors, could decrease nerve growth factor (NGF)-induced sensitization in female rat masseter muscle; a model which mimics the symptoms of myofascial temporomandibular disorders. METHODS: Immunohistochemistry was used to explore the peripheral expression of cannabinoid receptors in the masseter muscle while behavioural and electrophysiology experiments were employed to assess the functional effects of intramuscular injection of THC...
July 18, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722233/cooperative-interaction-of-hepatocyte-growth-factor-and-neuregulin-regulates-schwann-cell-migration-and-proliferation-through-grb2-associated-binder-2-in-peripheral-nerve-repair
#8
Yoon Kyoung Shin, So Young Jang, Seoug Hoon Yun, Yun Young Choi, Byeol-A Yoon, Young Rae Jo, So Young Park, Min Gyoung Pak, Joo In Park, Hwan Tae Park
The sequential reactive changes in Schwann cell phenotypes in transected peripheral nerves, including dedifferentiation, proliferation and migration, are essential for nerve repair. Even though the injury-induced migratory and proliferative behaviors of Schwann cells resemble epithelial and mesenchymal transition (EMT) in tumors, the molecular mechanisms underlying this phenotypic change of Schwann cells are still unclear. Here we show that the reactive Schwann cells exhibit migratory features dependent on the expression of a scaffolding oncoprotein Grb2-associated binder-2 (Gab2), which was transcriptionally induced by neuregulin 1-ErbB2 signaling following nerve injury...
July 19, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722232/rapidly-growing-cystic-vestibular-schwannoma-with-sudden-onset-facial-palsy-ten-years-after-subtotal-excision
#9
Manjunath Dandinarasaiah, Golda Grinblat, Sampath Chandra Prasad, Abdelkader Taibah, Mario Sanna
An elderly male patient diagnosed with a right-sided cystic vestibular schwannoma (CVS) at our center underwent a translabyrinthine approach with a subtotal excision to preserve the facial nerve (FN). The tumor grew slowly for the first 9 years but in the subsequent 2 years grew rapidly, with the patient developing a FN paralysis. Using the previous approach, a second surgery was done and the tumor was excised, leaving behind a sheath of tumor on the facial and lower cranial nerves. This case demonstrates that CVSs show unpredictable growth patterns and need to be followed up for a longer period of time...
July 19, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718264/malignant-infantile-osteopetrosis
#10
Saima Gillani, Zaheer Abbas
Two main forms of osteopetrosis are recognized, a severe autosomal recessive form (MIM 259700) with an incidence of approximately 1 in 250,000 births and a mild autosomal dominant form (MIM166600) with an incidence of 1 in 20,000 births. Intrinsic disturbances of osteoclastic function due to mutations in genes encoding osteoclast-specific subunits of the vacuolar proton pump (TCIRG1, CLCN7) are found in most patients with recessive form. Mutations of CLCN7 are observed in dominant form of osteopetrosis .The recessive form of ostreopetrosis, i...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716058/srf-modulates-seizure-occurrence-activity-induced-gene-transcription-and-hippocampal-circuit-reorganization-in-the-mouse-pilocarpine-epilepsy-model
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Pascal Lösing, Cristina Elena Niturad, Merle Harrer, Christopher Meyer Zu Reckendorf, Theresa Schatz, Daniela Sinske, Holger Lerche, Snezana Maljevic, Bernd Knöll
A hallmark of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is hippocampal neuronal demise and aberrant mossy fiber sprouting. In addition, unrestrained neuronal activity in TLE patients induces gene expression including immediate early genes (IEGs) such as Fos and Egr1.We employed the mouse pilocarpine model to analyze the transcription factor (TF) serum response factor (SRF) in epileptogenesis, seizure induced histopathology and IEG induction. SRF is a neuronal activity regulated TF stimulating IEG expression as well as nerve fiber growth and guidance...
July 17, 2017: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715802/nerve-glial-antigen-2-a-novel-target-for-anti-tumor-therapy-in-colorectal-cancer
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Cem Cengiz, Safak Bulut, A Sedat Boyacioglu, M Ayhan Kuzu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To identify cell surface markers selectively expressed by tumor cells and tumor vasculature is the current goal for tumor therapy. One such marker is nerve/glial antigen 2 (NG2), which is a transmembrane glycoprotein. We aimed to investigate the expression of NG2 in colorectal cancer (CRC) and its association with clinicopathological parameters. METHODS: Immunohistochemical staining of NG2, vascular endothelial growth factor, and CD34 in 65 patients diagnosed with CRC over a 5-year period was performed...
July 18, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715593/physical-exercise-improves-total-antioxidant-capacity-and-gene-expression-in-rat-hippocampal-tissue
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F Franzoni, G Federighi, J Fusi, E Cerri, R Banducci, A Petrocchi, A Innocenti, C Pruneti, S Daniele, S Pellegrini, C Martini, R Scuri, F Galetta
Exercise may exert beneficial effects on cognitive functions and play an important role in the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases. Such effects seem to be mediated by changes in anti-oxidative status, but limited information is available on the nature of molecular pathways supporting the antioxidant effects of exercise in the brain. In this study 3-5-month-old male Wistar albino rats were subjected to three times/week moderate intensity exercise on a rodent treadmill for a period of 6 weeks. The tissue antioxidant activity towards various reactive oxygen species (ROS) was determined in the hippocampus...
July 1, 2017: Archives Italiennes de Biologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715356/a-mouse-model-for-pain-and-neuroplastic-changes-associated-with-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#14
Deepitha Selvaraj, Michael Hirth, Jagadeesh Gandla, Rohini Kuner
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) continues to be one of the deadliest human malignancies and is associated with excruciating pain, which is a serious complication and severely impacts the quality of life in patients. In human patients, poor survival prognosis is linked to remarkable remodeling of intrapancreatic nerves, which, in turn, is correlated to increased pain intensity. Understanding mechanisms underlying pain associated with PDAC has been hampered by the lack of animal models which replicate all germane aspects of the disease and importantly, enable analyses of pain associated with PDAC...
August 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713816/effect-of-the-camelid-s-seminal-plasma-ovulation-inducing-factor-%C3%AE-ngf-a-kisspeptin-target-hypothesis
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Khalid El Allali, Najlae El Bousmaki, Hassan Ainani, Valérie Simonneaux
Female mammals are classified into spontaneous and induced ovulators based on the mechanism eliciting ovulation. Ovulation in spontaneous species (e.g., human, sheep, cattle, horse, pigs, and most rodents) occurs at regular intervals and depends upon the circulating estradiol. However, in induced ovulators (e.g., rabbits, ferrets, cats, and camelids), ovulation is associated with coitus. In the later, various factors have been proposed to trigger ovulation, including auditory, visual, olfactory, and mechanic stimuli...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713531/the-effects-of-fasting-during-ramadan-on-the-concentration-of-serotonin-dopamine-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-nerve-growth-factor
#16
Abdolhossein Bastani, Sadegh Rajabi, Fatemeh Kianimarkani
Neurotransmitters and neurotrophic factors are signaling molecules that play a crucial role in cell proliferation, differentiation, survival and functions of neurons. It is believed that caloric restriction could help the health of the nervous system by affecting the synthesis of neurotrophins and neurotransmitter and oxygen radical metabolism. The objective was to investigate the plasma levels of serotonin, dopamine, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), and nerve growth factor (NGF) in 29 healthy fasted subjects (22 women and 7 men) during the month of fasting in Ramadan...
June 23, 2017: Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710024/intranasal-nerve-growth-factor-attenuating-the-seizure-onset-via-p75r-caspase-pathway-in-the-experimental-epilepsy
#17
Jing'an Lei, Fang Feng, Yuanyuan Duan, Feng Xu, Zhiguang Liu, Lifei Lian, Qiming Liang, Na Zhang, Furong Wang
BACKGROUND: Nerve growth factor (NGF) shows neuroprotection while it is hard to cross the blood-brain barrier due to its large molecular weight. Our study used intranasal delivery of NGF to treat the experimental epilepsy. METHODS: The seizure was induced by injection of pentylenetetrazol (40mg/kg) into the rat. Based on the behavior performance, the successful models were randomized into control and NGF groups, given medium or NGF intranasally, respectively. The onset and duration of seizure were recorded...
July 11, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705804/loss-of-nitric-oxide-mediated-inhibition-of-purine-neurotransmitter-release-in-the-colon-in-the-absence-of-interstitial-cells-of-cajal
#18
Leonie Durnin, Andrea Lees, Sheerien Manzoor, Kent C Sasse, Kenton M Sanders, Violeta N Mutafova-Yambolieva
Regulation of colonic motility depends upon the integrity of enteric inhibitory neurotransmission mediated by nitric oxide (NO), purine neurotransmitters, and neuropeptides. Intramuscular interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC-IM) and platelet-derived growth factor receptor α-positive (PDGFRα(+)) cells are involved in generating responses to NO and purine neurotransmitters, respectively. Previous studies have suggested a decreased nitrergic and increased purinergic neurotransmission in Kit(W)/Kit(W-v) (W/W(v) ) mice that display lesions in ICC-IM along the gastrointestinal tract...
July 13, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701953/astrocyte-activation-in-locus-coeruleus-is-involved-in-neuropathic-pain-exacerbation-mediated-by-maternal-separation-and-social-isolation-stress
#19
Kazuo Nakamoto, Fuka Aizawa, Megumi Kinoshita, Yutaka Koyama, Shogo Tokuyama
Our previous studies demonstrated that emotional dysfunction associated with early life stress exacerbated nerve injury-induced mechanical allodynia. Sex differences were observed in several anxiety tests, but not in mechanical allodynia. To elucidate the mechanism underlying these findings, we have now investigated the involvement of astrocytes in emotional dysfunction and enhancement of nerve injury-induced mechanical allodynia in mice subjected to maternal separation combined with social isolation (MSSI) as an early life stress...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701790/membrane-progesterone-receptor-beta-mpr%C3%AE-paqr8-promotes-progesterone-dependent-neurite-outgrowth-in-pc12-neuronal-cells-via-non-g-protein-coupled-receptor-gpcr-signaling
#20
Mayu Kasubuchi, Keita Watanabe, Kanako Hirano, Daisuke Inoue, Xuan Li, Kazuya Terasawa, Morichika Konishi, Nobuyuki Itoh, Ikuo Kimura
Recently, sex steroid membrane receptors garnered world-wide attention because they may be related to sex hormone-mediated unknown rapid non-genomic action that cannot be currently explained by their genomic action via nuclear receptors. Progesterone affects cell proliferation and survival via non-genomic effects. In this process, membrane progesterone receptors (mPRα, mPRβ, mPRγ, mPRδ, and mPRε) were identified as putative G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) for progesterone. However, the structure, intracellular signaling, and physiological functions of these progesterone receptors are still unclear...
July 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
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