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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938524/microrna-384-represses-the-growth-and-invasion-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-by-targeting-astrocyte-elevated-gene-1-wnt-signaling
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Na Fan, Jin Zhang, Chuantao Cheng, Xinwu Zhang, Jie Feng, Ranran Kong
Dysregulation of microRNA (miRNA) expression is a critical event in the development and progression of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). miR-384 has been identified as a novel cancer-related miRNA in numerous cancers, but little is known about its role and functional mechanism in NSCLC. In this study, we found that miR-384 was significantly downregulated in NSCLC tissues and cell lines. The overexpression of miR-384 repressed the growth and invasion of NSCLC cells, whereas its suppression showed the opposite effect...
September 18, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938336/arterial-stiffness-induced-by-carotid-calcification-leads-to-cerebral-gliosis-mediated-by-oxidative-stress
#2
Nataliya Sadekova, M Florencia Iulita, Diane Vallerand, Gervais Muhire, Mohamed Bourmoum, Audrey Claing, Hélène Girouard
BACKGROUND: Arterial stiffness is a risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia. However, its precise effects on the brain remain unexplored. Using a mouse model of carotid stiffness, we investigated its effect on glial activation and oxidative stress. METHODS: Arterial stiffness was induced by the application of calcium chloride to the adventitial region of the right carotid. Superoxide anion production, NADPH activity and levels, as well as glial activation were examined with immunohistochemical and biochemical approaches, 2-week postcalcification...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938333/pediatric-glial-heterotopia-in-the-medial-canthus
#3
Soung Min Kim, Emmanuel Kofi Amponsah, Mi Young Eo, Yun Ju Cho, Suk Keun Lee
Glial heterotopias are rare, benign, congenital, midline, and nonteratomatous extracranial glial tissue. They may be confused as encephalocele or dermoid cysts and are mostly present in the nose.An 8-month-old African female child presented with a slow growing paranasal mass. The mass had been present at the left upper medial canthus since birth and had slowly and progressively enlarged. There was no communication between the mass and the cranial cavity during the operational procedure. The mass was immunohistochemically positive for S-100 protein as well as for glial fibrillary acidic protein, but negative for proliferating cell nuclear antigen...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938161/the-diverse-actions-of-astrocytes-during-synaptic-development
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REVIEW
Alexandra P Bosworth, Nicola J Allen
In the developing brain, cortical circuits are established through a complex process of synaptogenesis, maturation, and synaptic pruning. Astrocytes carry out diverse functions during each of these stages to facilitate the formation of complex networks. Recent work has begun to demonstrate that these heterogeneous roles during excitatory synaptic development are determined by the astrocyte population, brain region, and neuron type. This review will focus on current findings which highlight cell type specific mechanisms of excitatory synaptogenesis, as well as multiple mechanisms engaged by astrocytes to facilitate synaptic maturation and pruning...
September 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938016/a-feed-forward-regulation-of-endothelin-receptors-by-c-jun-in-human-non-pigmented-ciliary-epithelial-cells-and-retinal-ganglion-cells
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Junming Wang, Hai-Ying Ma, Raghu R Krishnamoorthy, Thomas Yorio, Shaoqing He
c-Jun, c-Jun N-terminal kinase(JNK) and endothelin B (ETB) receptor have been shown to contribute to the pathogenesis of glaucoma. Previously, we reported that an increase of c-Jun and CCAAT/enhancer binding protein β (C/EBPβ) immunohistostaining is associated with upregulation of the ETB receptor within the ganglion cell layer of rats with elevated intraocular pressure (IOP). In addition, both transcription factors regulate the expression of the ETB receptor in human non-pigmented ciliary epithelial cells (HNPE)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937018/environmental-noise-exposure-modifies-astrocyte-morphology-in-hippocampus-of-young-male-rats
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Odelie Huet-Bello, Yaveth Ruvalcaba-Delgadillo, Alfredo Feria-Velasco, Rocío E González-Castañeda, Joaquín Garcia-Estrada, Miguel A Macias-Islas, Fernando Jauregui-Huerta, Sonia Luquin
BACKGROUND: Chronic exposure to noise induces changes on the central nervous system of exposed animals. Those changes affect not only the auditory system but also other structures indirectly related to audition. The hippocampus of young animals represents a potential target for these effects because of its essential role in individuals' adaptation to environmental challenges. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to evaluate hippocampus vulnerability, assessing astrocytic morphology in an experimental model of environmental noise (EN) applied to rats in pre-pubescent stage...
September 2017: Noise & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936798/conditioned-medium-of-human-adipose-mesenchymal-stem-cells-increases-wound-closure-and-protects-human-astrocytes-following-scratch-assay-in-vitro
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Eliana Baez-Jurado, Oscar Hidalgo-Lanussa, Gina Guio-Vega, Ghulam Md Ashraf, Valentina Echeverria, Gjumrakch Aliev, George E Barreto
Astrocytes perform essential functions in the preservation of neural tissue. For this reason, these cells can respond with changes in gene expression, hypertrophy, and proliferation upon a traumatic brain injury event (TBI). Different therapeutic strategies may be focused on preserving astrocyte functions and favor a non-generalized and non-sustained protective response over time post-injury. A recent strategy has been the use of the conditioned medium of human adipose mesenchymal stem cells (CM-hMSCA) as a therapeutic strategy for the treatment of various neuropathologies...
September 21, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936789/toxic-synergism-between-quinolinic-acid-and-glutaric-acid-in-neuronal-cells-is-mediated-by-oxidative-stress-insights-to-a-new-toxic-model
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Paula Pierozan, Ana Laura Colín-González, Helena Biasibetti, Janaina Camacho da Silva, Angela Wyse, Moacir Wajner, Abel Santamaria
It has been shown that synergistic toxic effects of quinolinic acid (QUIN) and glutaric acid (GA), both in isolated nerve endings and in vivo conditions, suggest the contribution of these metabolites to neurodegeneration. However, this synergism still requires a detailed characterization of the mechanisms involved in cell damage during its occurrence. In this study, the effects of subtoxic concentrations of QUIN and/or GA were tested in neuronal cultures, co-cultures (neuronal cells + astrocytes), and mixed cultures (neuronal cells + astrocytes + microglia) from rat cortex and striatum...
September 21, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935002/spontaneous-development-of-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-mice-with-cell-specific-deletion-of-inhibitor-of-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-kinase-2
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Kelly S Kirkley, Kelly D Walton, Colleen Duncan, Ronald B Tjalkens
The deletion of NFκB in epithelial tissues by using skin-specific promoters can cause both tumor formation and severe inflammatory dermatitis, indicating that this signaling pathway is important for the maintenance of immune homeostasis in epithelial tissues. In the present study, we crossed mice transgenic for loxP-Ikbk2 and human Gfap-cre to selectively delete IKK2 in CNS astrocytes. Unexpectedly, a subset of mice developed severe and progressive skin lesions marked by hyperplasia, hyperkeratosis, dysplasia, inflammation, and neoplasia with a subset of lesions diagnosed as squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)...
October 1, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933914/comparison-of-cellular-transforming-activity-of-oct4-nanog-and-sox2-in-immortalized-astrocytes
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Sunyoung Seo, Hee-Young Jeon, Hyunggee Kim
Embryonic stem cell factors-OCT4, NANOG, and SOX2-contribute to the maintenance of stem cell properties and malignant progression in various cancers, including glioblastoma. Although functional roles of each of these genes are well documented in stem cell and cancer biology, no study has directly compared their cellular transforming activity under same experimental conditions. In this study, we compared the cellular transforming activity of OCT4, NANOG, and SOX2 using human immortalized astrocytes cultured under serum-free stem cell culture conditions...
September 21, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933592/stat3-regulated-rhoa-drives-reactive-astrocyte-dynamics
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Francois Renault-Mihara, Hideyuki Okano
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September 21, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933425/carnosine-suppresses-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-recovery-induced-proliferation-and-migration-of-reactive-astrocytes-of-rats-in-vitro
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Li Ou-Yang, Yuan Liu, Bing-Yu Wang, Pei Cao, Jing-Jing Zhang, Yu-Yan Huang, Yao Shen, Jian-Xin Lyu
Glial scar formation resulted from excessive astrogliosis limits axonal regeneration and impairs recovery of function, thus an intervention to ameliorate excessive astrogliosis is crucial for the recovery of neurological function after cerebral ischemia. In this study we investigated the effects of carnosine, an endogenous water-soluble dipeptide (β-alanyl-L-histidine), on astrogliosis of cells exposed to oxygen-glucose deprivation/recovery (OGD/R) in vitro. Primary cultured rat astrocytes exhibited a significant increase in proliferation at 24 h recovery after OGD for 2 h...
September 21, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933213/repeated-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-potential-mechanisms-of-damage
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Brooke Fehily, Melinda Fitzgerald
Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) represents a significant public healthcare concern, accounting for the majority of all head injuries. While symptoms are generally transient, some patients go on to experience long-term cognitive impairments and additional mild impacts can result in exacerbated and persisting negative outcomes. To date, studies using a range of experimental models have reported chronic behavioral deficits in the presence of axonal injury and inflammation following repeated mTBI; assessments of oxidative stress and myelin pathology have thus far been limited...
July 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932188/is-there-evidence-for-myelin-modeling-by-astrocytes-in-the-normal-adult-brain
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Alfredo Varela-Echevarría, Víctor Vargas-Barroso, Carlos Lozano-Flores, Jorge Larriva-Sahd
A set of astrocytic process associated with altered myelinated axons is described in the forebrain of normal adult rodents with confocal, electron microscopy, and 3D reconstructions. Each process consists of a protuberance that contains secretory organelles including numerous lysosomes which polarize and open next to disrupted myelinated axons. Because of the distinctive asymmetric organelle distribution and ubiquity throughout the forebrain neuropil, this enlargement is named paraxial process (PAP). The myelin envelope contiguous to the PAP displays focal disruption or disintegration...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932183/plant-polyphenols-and-exendin-4-prevent-hyperactivity-and-tnf-%C3%AE-release-in-lps-treated-in-vitro-neuron-astrocyte-microglial-networks
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Francesca Gullo, Michela Ceriani, Alessia D'Aloia, Enzo Wanke, Andrew Constanti, Barbara Costa, Marzia Lecchi
Increasing evidence supports a decisive role for neuroinflammation in the neurodegenerative process of several central nervous system (CNS) disorders. Microglia are essential mediators of neuroinflammation and can regulate a broad spectrum of cellular responses by releasing reactive oxygen intermediates, nitric oxide, proteases, excitatory amino acids, and cytokines. We have recently shown that also in ex-vivo cortical networks of neurons, astrocytes and microglia, an increased level of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) was detected a few hours after exposure to the bacterial endotoxin lipopolysaccharide (LPS)...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932115/the-long-term-fate-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-labeled-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging-visible-polymersomes-in-cerebral-ischemia
#16
Xiaohui Duan, Liejing Lu, Yong Wang, Fang Zhang, Jiaji Mao, Minghui Cao, Bingling Lin, Xiang Zhang, Xintao Shuai, Jun Shen
Understanding the long-term fate and potential mechanisms of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) after transplantation is essential for improving functional benefits of stem cell-based stroke treatment. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is considered an attractive and clinically translatable tool for longitudinal tracking of stem cells, but certain controversies have arisen in this regard. In this study, we used SPION-loaded cationic polymersomes to label green fluorescent protein (GFP)-expressing MSCs to determine whether MRI can accurately reflect survival, long-term fate, and potential mechanisms of MSCs in ischemic stroke therapy...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931568/a-cross-talk-between-neuronal-urokinase-type-plasminogen-activator-upa-and-astrocytic-upa-receptor-upar-promotes-astrocytic-activation-and-synaptic-recovery-in-the-ischemic-brain
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Ariel Diaz, Paola Merino, Luis Guillermo Manrique, Juan Pablo Ospina, Lihong Cheng, Fang Wu, Valerie Jeanneret, Manuel Yepes
Urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) is a serine proteinase that upon binding to its receptor (uPAR) catalyzes the conversion of plasminogen into plasmin on the cell surface. Our previous studies indicate that uPA and uPAR expression increase in the ischemic brain during the recovery phase from an acute ischemic injury, and that uPA binding to uPAR promotes neurological recovery following an acute ischemic stroke. Here we used male mice genetically deficient on either uPA (uPA(-/-)), or uPAR (uPAR(-/-)), or with a 4 amino acids substitution into the growth factor domain of uPA that abrogates its binding to uPAR (Plat(GFDhu/GFDhu)) to investigate the mechanism whereby uPA promotes neurorepair in the ischemic brain...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930691/dna-methylome-analysis-identifies-transcription-factor-based-epigenomic-signatures-of-multilineage-competence-in-neural-stem-progenitor-cells
#18
Tsukasa Sanosaka, Takuya Imamura, Nobuhiko Hamazaki, MuhChyi Chai, Katsuhide Igarashi, Maky Ideta-Otsuka, Fumihito Miura, Takashi Ito, Nobuyuki Fujii, Kazuho Ikeo, Kinichi Nakashima
Regulation of the epigenome during in vivo specification of brain stem cells is still poorly understood. Here, we report DNA methylome analyses of directly sampled cortical neural stem and progenitor cells (NS/PCs) at different development stages, as well as those of terminally differentiated cortical neurons, astrocytes, and oligodendrocytes. We found that sequential specification of cortical NS/PCs is regulated by two successive waves of demethylation at early and late development stages, which are responsible for the establishment of neuron- and glia-specific low-methylated regions (LMRs), respectively...
September 19, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929580/selective-expression-of-egfp-in-mouse-perivascular-astrocytes-by-modification-of-the-mlc1-gene-using-t2a-based-ribosome-skipping
#19
Jordan J Toutounchian, Joseph H McCarty
Perivascular astrocyte end feet closely juxtapose cerebral blood vessels to regulate important developmental and physiological processes including endothelial cell proliferation and sprouting as well as the formation of the blood-brain barrier (BBB). The mechanisms underlying these events remain largely unknown due to a lack of experimental models for identifying perivascular astrocytes and distinguishing these cell types from other astroglial populations. Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts 1 (Mlc1) is a transmembrane protein that is expressed in perivascular astrocyte end feet where it controls BBB development and homeostasis...
September 20, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928988/the-effect-of-glucocorticoid-and-glucocorticoid-receptor-interactions-on-brain-spinal-cord-and-glial-cell-plasticity
#20
REVIEW
Kathryn M Madalena, Jessica K Lerch
Stress, injury, and disease trigger glucocorticoid (GC) elevation. Elevated GCs bind to the ubiquitously expressed glucocorticoid receptor (GR). While GRs are in every cell in the nervous system, the expression level varies, suggesting that diverse cell types react differently to GR activation. Stress/GCs induce structural plasticity in neurons, Schwann cells, microglia, oligodendrocytes, and astrocytes as well as affect neurotransmission by changing the release and reuptake of glutamate. While general nervous system plasticity is essential for adaptation and learning and memory, stress-induced plasticity is often maladaptive and contributes to neuropsychiatric disorders and neuropathic pain...
2017: Neural Plasticity
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