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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049304/investigation-of-surface-topography-and-stiffness-on-adhesion-and-neurites-extension-of-pc12-cells-on-crosslinked-silica-aerogel-substrates
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Kyle J Lynch, Omar Skalli, Firouzeh Sabri
Fundamental understanding and characterization of neural response to substrate topography is essential in the development of next generation biomaterials for nerve repair. Aerogels are a new class of materials with great potential as a biomaterial. In this work, we examine the extension of neurites by PC12 cells plated on matrigel-coated and collagen-coated mesoporous aerogel surfaces. We have successfully established the methodology for adhesion and growth of PC12 cells on polyurea crosslinked silica aerogels...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048368/the-structure-of-human-neuromuscular-junctions-some-unanswered-molecular-questions
#2
REVIEW
Clarke R Slater
The commands that control animal movement are transmitted from motor neurons to their target muscle cells at the neuromuscular junctions (NMJs). The NMJs contain many protein species whose role in transmission depends not only on their inherent properties, but also on how they are distributed within the complex structure of the motor nerve terminal and the postsynaptic muscle membrane. These molecules mediate evoked chemical transmitter release from the nerve and the action of that transmitter on the muscle...
October 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046907/bladder-regeneration-in-a-canine-model-using-a-bladder-acellular-matrix-loaded-with-a-collagen-binding-bfgf
#3
Chunying Shi, Wei Chen, Bing Chen, Tao Shan, Weisheng Jia, Xianglin Hou, Longkun Li, Gang Ye, Jianwu Dai
Bladder reconstruction remains challenging for urological surgery due to lack of suitable regenerative scaffolds. In a previous study, we had used a collagen-binding basic fibroblast growth factor (CBD-bFGF) to bind bFGF to the collagen scaffold, which could promote bladder regeneration in rats. However, the limited graft size in rodent models cannot provide enough evidence to demonstrate the repair capabilities of this method for severely damaged bladders in humans or large animals. In this study, the CBD-bFGF was used to activate a bladder acellular matrix (BAM) scaffold, and the CBD-bFGF/BAM functional scaffold was assessed in a canine model with a large segment defect (half of the entire bladder was resected)...
October 19, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044808/neuroprotective-effects-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-hmsc-and-platelet-derived-growth-factor-pdgf-on-human-retinal-ganglion-cells-rgcs
#4
Andrew Osborne, Julie Sanderson, Keith R Martin
Optic neuropathies such as glaucoma occur when retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) in the eye are injured. Strong evidence suggests mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) could be a potential therapy to protect RGCs, however little is known regarding their effect on the human retina. We therefore investigated if human MSCs (hMSCs), or platelet derived growth factor (PDGF) as produced by hMSC, could delay RGC death in a human retinal explant model of optic nerve injury. Our results showed hMSCs and the secreted growth factor PDGF-AB could substantially reduce human RGC loss and apoptosis following axotomy...
October 17, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042964/in-utero-repair-of-fetal-rat-myelomeningocele-affects-neuromuscular-development-in-the-bladder
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Liangfeng Tang, Haijun Zhong, Hong Chen, Jian Shen, Yunli Bi, Xianmin Xiao
Fetal repair of myelomeningocele (MMC) has been proven to be beneficial for the central nervous system development; however, the effect of fetal MMC repair on bladder function remains controversial. The objective of the present study was to establish an early timepoint for in utero MMC repair using a rat model, and to investigate the changes in bladder development subsequent to that intervention. Sprague Dawley rats were divided into the MMC, MMC repair and control groups. MMC rat fetus models were created by treating pregnant rats with all-trans retinoic acid...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042416/nicotine-prevents-and-reverses-paclitaxel-induced-mechanical-allodynia-in-a-mouse-model-of-cipn
#6
S Lauren Kyte, Wisam Toma, Deniz Bagdas, Julie A Meade, Lesley D Schurman, Aron H Lichtman, Zhi-Jian Chen, Egidio Del Fabbro, Xianjun Fang, John W Bigbee, M Imad Damaj, David A Gewirtz
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), a consequence of peripheral nerve fiber dysfunction or degeneration, continues to be a dose-limiting and debilitating side effect during and/or after cancer chemotherapy. Paclitaxel, a taxane commonly used to treat breast, lung, and ovarian cancers, causes CIPN in 59-78% of cancer patients. Novel interventions are needed due to the current lack of effective CIPN treatments. Our studies were designed to investigate if nicotine can prevent and/or reverse paclitaxel-induced peripheral neuropathy in a mouse model of CIPN, while ensuring that nicotine will not stimulate lung tumor cell proliferation or interfere with the anti-tumor properties of paclitaxel...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039467/insulin-like-growth-factor-binding-protein-6-released-from-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-confers-neuronal-protection-through-igf-1r-mediated-signaling
#7
Hyo-Jin Jeon, Jihye Park, Joo-Hyun Shin, Mi-Sook Chang
Human bone marrow‑derived mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) are a desirable cell source for cell‑based therapy to treat nervous system injuries due to their ability to differentiate into specific cell types. In addition to their multipotency, hMSCs render the tissue microenvironment more favorable for tissue repair by secreting various growth factors. Our previous study demonstrated that hMSCs secrete several growth factors, including several insulin‑like growth factor binding proteins (IGFBPs). Among these, IGFBP‑6 binds with high affinity and inhibits insulin growth factor‑2 (IGF‑2) to inhibit the growth of IGF‑2‑dependent tumors...
October 5, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036751/-diagnosis-and-management-of-vestibular-schwannomas-an-interdisciplinary-challenge
#8
Steffen Rosahl, Christopher Bohr, Michael Lell, Klaus Hamm, Heinrich Iro
Vestibular schwannomas expand slowly in the internal auditory canal, in the cerebellopontine angle, inside the cochlear and the labyrinth. Larger tumors can displace and compress the brainstem. With an annual incidence of 1:100 000 vestibular schwannoma represent 6-7% of all intracranial tumors. In the cerebellopontine angle they are by far the most neoplasm with 90% of all lesions located in this region. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), audiometry, and vestibular diagnostics are the mainstays of the clinical workup for patients harboring tumors...
April 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035835/nerve-growth-factor-beta-purified-from-bull-seminal-plasma-enhances-corpus-luteum-formation-and-conceptus-development-in-bos-taurus-cows
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Jamie L Stewart, Vitor R G Mercadante, Nicholas W Dias, Igor F Canisso, Peter Yau, Brian Imai, Fabio S Lima
The objective of the current study was to determine if Nerve Growth Factor-Beta (NGF), purified from bovine seminal plasma, would improve corpus luteum function and enhance conceptus development when administered to cows at artificial insemination. Angus cows (n = 60) were synchronized using a GnRH-prostaglandin and intravaginal progesterone protocol (7-day CO-Synch/CIDR) and randomly allocated to 1 of 2 treatment groups: (1) CONT- 12 mL PBS; or (2) NGF- 296 μg purified NGF in 12 mL PBS administered intramuscularly at insemination (day 0)...
October 7, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034435/advances-in-the-treatment-of-paraproteinemic-neuropathy
#10
REVIEW
Eduardo Nobile-Orazio, Mariangela Bianco, Andrea Nozza
Purpose of review Several advances have been made on the pathogenesis and therapy of neuropathies associated with paraproteinemia (monoclonal gammopathy). It is important for the neurologist to understand the pathogenetic relevance of this association especially when the hematological disease does not require per se any therapy. Recent findings Treatment of the neuropathy in patients with malignant paraproteinemia is mainly addressed by the hematologist while the neurologist is mainly involved in the initial diagnosis and in deciding whether the neuropathy is caused by the disease or by the chemotherapy used for the disease...
October 16, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029631/neurotrophic-support-by-traumatized-muscle-derived-multipotent-progenitor-cells-role-of-endothelial-cells-and-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-a
#11
Heidi R H Zupanc, Peter G Alexander, Rocky S Tuan
BACKGROUND: Adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been shown to increase nerve regeneration in animal models of nerve injury. Traumatized muscle-derived multipotent progenitor cells (MPCs) share important characteristics with MSCs and are isolated from severely damaged muscle tissue following surgical debridement. Previous investigations have shown that MPCs may be induced to increase production of several neurotrophic factors, suggesting the possible utility of autologous MPCs in peripheral nerve regeneration following injury...
October 13, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028608/establishment-of-nerve-growth-factor-gradients-on-aligned-chitosan-polylactide-alginate-fibers-for-neural-tissue-engineering-applications
#12
Hua Wu, Jiaoyan Liu, Qing Fang, Bo Xiao, Ying Wan
Nerve conduits containing aligned fibrous fillers with gradiently distributed signal molecules are essential for long-gap nerve repair. This study was to develop an approach for establishing nerve growth factor (NGF) gradients onto the aligned chitosan-polylactide (CH-PLA) fibers. CH-PLA containing 37wt% of PLA was spun into fibers using a wet-spinning technique. CH-PLA fibers showed much higher wet-state tensile strength, enhanced degradation tolerance and significantly lower swelling degree in comparison to chitosan fibers...
October 5, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025656/dual-delivery-of-vegf-and-ngf-by-emulsion-electrospun-nanofibrous-scaffold-for-peripheral-nerve-regeneration
#13
Bin Xia, Yonggang Lv
Controlled delivery of multiple therapeutic agents can be considered an effective approach in nerve injury due to its multifunction. In this study, recombinant human vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and recombinant human nerve growth factor (NGF) were loaded on the surface and in the core of emulsion electrospun poly (l-lactic acid) (PLLA) nanofibrous scaffold, respectively. The in vitro studies showed that VEGF and NGF had a sequential release pattern in which most of the VEFG was released in the first few days but the NGF could be continuously released for >1month...
January 1, 2018: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024435/efect-of-longitudinally-oriented-collagen-conduit-combined-with-nerve-growth-factor-on-nerve-regeneration-after-dog-sciatic-nerve-injury
#14
Yao Yao, Yi Cui, Yannan Zhao, Zhifeng Xiao, Xing Li, Sufang Han, Bing Chen, Yongxiang Fang, Piao Wang, Juli Pan, Jianwu Dai
The research on artificial nerve conduits has become a focus of study in peripheral nerve reconstruction so as a possible replacement for the treatment of autologous nerve grafts in clinics. In this study, we used longitudinally oriented collagen conduit (LOCC) combined with nerve growth factor (NGF) to reconstruct long distance of sciatic nerve defects (35 mm) in adult dog model. The long term follow-up evaluation demonstrated that the LOCC/NGF conduit allowed functional and morphological nerve regeneration at the transection site of the injured sciatic nerve...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019819/a-research-of-pyogenic-granuloma-genesis-factor-with-immunohistochemical-analysis
#15
Si Hyun Park, Jun Ho Lee, Min Sung Tak, Hyun Ju Lee, Hwan Jun Choi
Pyogenic granuloma (PG) is a type of vascular tumor for which the growth mechanism is poorly understood. Estrogen and progesterone may influence vascular malformations by increasing neovascularization in the lesions. Pregnancy tumor is a term for PG that occurs on the gingival mucosa of pregnant women in response to local irritation or injury. The etiology and pathogenesis of this phenomenon are not fully understood. Hormonal imbalance has been hypothesized to be responsible for the development of gingival hyper-reactive inflammatory responses...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993995/pi3k-akt-and-erk-mapk-signaling-promote-different-aspects-of-neuron-survival-and-axonal-regrowth-following-rat-facial-nerve-axotomy
#16
Haitao Huang, Huawei Liu, Rongzeng Yan, Min Hu
The ERK/MAPK and PI3K/Akt signaling pathways play important role in neuronal survival and axonal regeneration after peripheral nerve injury. However, the relative importance and degree of functional overlap of the two pathways are still debated due to lack of in-vivo data. We used rats which underwent a facial nerve axotomy, and examined subsequent ERK/MAPK and PI3K/Akt signaling activity by quantifying phosphorylation of ERK and Akt. We also assessed the survival rate of facial neurons, number of regenerated axons, and the length of axonal regrowth in axotomized animals treated with an inhibitor of ERK/MAPK (U0126) or PI3K/Akt (LY294002) phosphorylation, or with vehicle...
October 9, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993756/trench-foot-or-non-freezing-cold-injury-as-a-painful-vaso-neuropathy-clinical-and-skin-biopsy-assessments
#17
Praveen Anand, Rosario Privitera, Yiangos Yiangou, Philippe Donatien, Rolfe Birch, Peter Misra
BACKGROUND: Trench foot, or non-freezing cold injury (NFCI), results from cold exposure of sufficient severity and duration above freezing point, with consequent sensory and vascular abnormalities which may persist for years. Based on observations of Trench foot in World War II, the condition was described as a vaso-neuropathy. While some reports have documented nerve damage after extreme cold exposure, sensory nerve fibres and vasculature have not been assessed with recent techniques in NFCI...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993312/mmp-14-overexpression-correlates-with-the-neurodegenerative-process-in-familial-amyloidotic-polyneuropathy
#18
Diana Martins, João Moreira, Nádia Pereira Gonçalves, Maria João Saraiva
Levels of matrix metalloproteases (MMPs) can be differentially regulated in response to injury or neurological diseases. For instance, it is known that selective and short-term inhibition of MMP-14, a membrane-type 1 MMP, accelerates axon regeneration. Because axon growth and regeneration is impaired in familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP), a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by misfolding and deposition of mutant transthyretin (TTR) in the peripheral nervous system (PNS), we presently investigated the expression levels and the potential role for MMP-14 in this condition...
October 1, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990762/multichanneled-nerve-guidance-conduit-with-spatial-gradients-of-neurotrophic-factors-and-oriented-nanotopography-for-repairing-the-peripheral-nervous-system
#19
Yo-Cheng Chang, Ming-Hong Chen, Shih-Yung Liao, Hsi-Chin Wu, Chen-Hsiang Kuan, Jui-Sheng Sun, Tzu-Wei Wang
Peripheral nerve injuries, causing sensory and motor impairment, affect a great number of patients annually. It is therefore important to incorporate different strategies to promote nerve healing. Among the treatment options, however, the efficacy of nerve conduits is often compromised by their lack of living cells, insufficient growth factors, and absence of the extracellular matrix (ECM)-like structure. To improve the functional recovery, we aimed to develop a natural biodegradable multichanneled scaffold characterized with aligned electrospun nanofibers and neurotrophic gradient (MC/AN/NG) to guide axon outgrowth...
October 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989146/epicutaneous-sensitization-with-ovalbumin-staphylococcal-enterotoxin-b-and-vitamin-d-analogue-induces-%C3%A2-atopic-dermatitis-in-mice
#20
Lina Tan, Jianyun Lu, Meilin Chen, Yaping Xiang, Qingmei Cheng, Yunsheng Liang, Jinhua Huang, Jian Huang, Jing Chen, Lihua Gao
To illuminate a method for establishment of a cost-efficient atopic dermatitis (AD) mouse model by topical application of ovalbumin (OVA), super-antigen staphylococcal enterotoxin B (SEB), and calcipotriene ointment (CO) on the back of BALB/c mice.
 Methods: Experimental mice were topically treated with OVA/SEB or OVA/SEB/CO every other day during 15 days of induction. Clinical alterations on the skin area were monitored every other day. Epidermal thickness were measured by reflectance confocal microscope (RCM) before harvest...
September 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
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