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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339173/neuroprotective-effects-of-topiramate-and-memantine-in-combination-with-hypothermia-in-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-injury-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Elisa Landucci, Luca Filippi, Elisabetta Gerace, Serena Catarzi, Renzo Guerrini, Domenico E Pellegrini-Giampietro
Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a major cause of perinatal mortality and subsequent severe neurological sequelae. Mild hypothermia is a standard therapy for HIE, but is used only in selected Reference Centers and in neonates >1800 g. Since neuronal death following HIE occurs by a cascade of events triggered by activation of glutamate receptors, we used in vitro and in vivo models of HIE to examine whether the AMPA/kainate receptor antagonist topiramate and the NMDA receptor antagonist memantine could exert neuroprotective effects, alone or in combination with hypothermia...
January 12, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339095/patterning-the-gastrointestinal-epithelium-to-confer-regional-specific-functions
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Cayla A Thompson, Ann DeLaForest, Michele A Battle
The gastrointestinal (GI) tract, in simplest terms, can be described as an epithelial-lined muscular tube extending along the cephalocaudal axis from the oral cavity to the anus. Although the general architecture of the GI tract organs is conserved from end to end, the presence of different epithelial tissue structures and unique epithelial cell types within each organ enables each to perform the distinct digestive functions required for efficient nutrient assimilation. Spatiotemporal regulation of signaling pathways and downstream transcription factors controls GI epithelial morphogenesis during development to confer essential regional-specific epithelial structures and functions...
January 12, 2018: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338710/a-genetically-encoded-ca2-indicator-based-on-circularly-permutated-sea-anemone-red-fluorescent-protein-eqfp578
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Yi Shen, Hod Dana, Ahmed S Abdelfattah, Ronak Patel, Jamien Shea, Rosana S Molina, Bijal Rawal, Vladimir Rancic, Yu-Fen Chang, Lanshi Wu, Yingche Chen, Yong Qian, Matthew D Wiens, Nathan Hambleton, Klaus Ballanyi, Thomas E Hughes, Mikhail Drobizhev, Douglas S Kim, Minoru Koyama, Eric R Schreiter, Robert E Campbell
BACKGROUND: Genetically encoded calcium ion (Ca2+) indicators (GECIs) are indispensable tools for measuring Ca2+ dynamics and neuronal activities in vitro and in vivo. Red fluorescent protein (RFP)-based GECIs have inherent advantages relative to green fluorescent protein-based GECIs due to the longer wavelength light used for excitation. Longer wavelength light is associated with decreased phototoxicity and deeper penetration through tissue. Red GECI can also enable multicolor visualization with blue- or cyan-excitable fluorophores...
January 16, 2018: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318556/human-tumor-tissue-based-3d-in-vitro-invasion-assays
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Pirjo Åström, Ritva Heljasvaara, Pia Nyberg, Ahmed Al-Samadi, Tuula Salo
Here we describe a protocol to utilize human benign leiomyoma tissue in in vitro 3D model that enables an assessment of cell invasion. The chapter also describes detailed instructions for image analysis to quantify the results. Leiomyoma is a benign tumor of the uterus which mimics authentic components of the tumor microenvironment including fibroblasts, vessels, collagen fibers, and extracellular protein composition. The leiomyoma invasion model represents a superior 3D model for cell invasion studies compared to the other non-human organotypic models...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316156/tailored-environments-to-study-motile-cells-and-pathogens
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Julianne Mendi Muthinja, Johanna Ripp, Timothy Krüger, Andrea Imle, Tamás Haraszti, Oliver T Fackler, Joachim P Spatz, Markus Engstler, Friedrich Frischknecht
Motile cells and pathogens migrate in complex environments and yet are mostly studied on simple 2D substrates. In order to mimic the diverse environments of motile cells a set of assays including substrates of defined elasticity, microfluidics, micropatterns, organotypic cultures and 3D gels have been developed. We briefly introduce these and then focus on the use of micro-patterned pillar arrays, which help to bridge the gap between 2D and 3D. These structures are made from polydimethylsiloxane, a moldable plastic and their use has revealed new insights into mechanoperception in Caenorhabditis elegans, gliding motility of Plasmodium, swimming of trypanosomes and nuclear stability in cancer cells...
January 7, 2018: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314782/chemotherapy-induced-oral-mucositis-and-associated-infections-in-a-novel-organotypic-model
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Takanori Sobue, Martinna Bertolini, Angela Thompson, Douglas E Peterson, Patricia I Diaz, Anna Dongari-Bagtzoglou
Oral mucositis is a common side effect of cancer chemotherapy, with significant adverse impact on the delivery of anti-neoplastic treatment. There is lack of consensus regarding the role of oral commensal microorganisms in the initiation or progression of mucositis since relevant experimental models are non-existent. The goal of this study was to develop an in vitro mucosal injury model that mimics chemotherapy-induced mucositis, where the effect of oral commensals can be studied. A novel organotypic model of chemotherapy-induced mucositis was developed based on a human oral epithelial cell line and a fibroblast-embedded collagen matrix...
January 4, 2018: Molecular Oral Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311559/injured-adult-motor-and-sensory-axons-regenerate-into-appropriate-organotypic-domains-of-neural-progenitor-grafts
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Jennifer N Dulin, Andrew F Adler, Hiromi Kumamaru, Gunnar H D Poplawski, Corinne Lee-Kubli, Hans Strobl, Daniel Gibbs, Ken Kadoya, James W Fawcett, Paul Lu, Mark H Tuszynski
Neural progenitor cell (NPC) transplantation has high therapeutic potential in neurological disorders. Functional restoration may depend on the formation of reciprocal connections between host and graft. While it has been reported that axons extending out of neural grafts in the brain form contacts onto phenotypically appropriate host target regions, it is not known whether adult, injured host axons regenerating into NPC grafts also form appropriate connections. We report that spinal cord NPCs grafted into the injured adult rat spinal cord self-assemble organotypic, dorsal horn-like domains...
January 8, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308878/genetically-encoded-glutamate-indicators-with-altered-color-and-topology
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Jiahui Wu, Ahmed S Abdelfattah, Hang Zhou, Araya Ruangkittisakul, Yong Qian, Klaus Ballanyi, Robert E Campbell
Glutamate is one of the 20 common amino acids, and of utmost importance for chemically mediated synaptic transmission in nervous systems. To expand the color palette of genetically encoded indicators for glutamate, we used protein engineering to develop a red intensity-based glutamate-sensing fluorescent reporter (R-iGluSnFR1). Manipulating the topology of R-iGluSnFR1, and a previously reported green fluorescent indicator, led to the development of non-circularly permutated (ncp) variants. R- and Rncp-iGluSnFR1 display glutamate affinities of 11 µM and 0...
January 8, 2018: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307447/microvascular-mural-cell-organotypic-heterogeneity-and-functional-plasticity
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Annegret Holm, Tina Heumann, Hellmut G Augustin
Microvascular mural cells (MMCs), comprising pericytes and microvascular smooth muscle cells, are of increasing interest in multiple fields of research for their plasticity and their organotypic functional roles in microvascular homeostasis and disease. They have been described as a heterogeneous cell population constituting a continuum of cell phenotypes along the microvascular bed with vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) at one end of the spectrum and pericytes at the other end. MMC organotypic subpopulations have been suggested to function in a tissue-context-dependent manner, thereby contributing to organ-specific functional roles...
January 4, 2018: Trends in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296175/organotypic-three-dimensional-cancer-cell-cultures-mirror-drug-responses-in-vivo-lessons-learned-from-the-inhibition-of-egfr-signaling
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Nico Jacobi, Rita Seeboeck, Elisabeth Hofmann, Helmut Schweiger, Veronika Smolinska, Thomas Mohr, Alexandra Boyer, Wolfgang Sommergruber, Peter Lechner, Corina Pichler-Huebschmann, Kamil Önder, Harald Hundsberger, Christoph Wiesner, Andreas Eger
Complex three-dimensional (3D) in vitro models that recapitulate human tumor biology are essential to understand the pathophysiology of the disease and to aid in the discovery of novel anti-cancer therapies. 3D organotypic cultures exhibit intercellular communication, nutrient and oxygen gradients, and cell polarity that is lacking in two-dimensional (2D) monolayer cultures. In the present study, we demonstrate that 2D and 3D cancer models exhibit different drug sensitivities towards both targeted inhibitors of EGFR signaling and broad acting cytotoxic agents...
December 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289361/the-pathobiology-of-primary-testicular-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-implications-for-novel-therapies
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David D W Twa, Anja Mottok, Kerry J Savage, Christian Steidl
Primary testicular lymphomas (PTL) are the most prevalent type of testicular cancer arising in men over the age of 60. PTL accounts for approximately 1-2% of all non-Hodgkin lymphomas and most present with localized disease but despite this, outcome is poor. The majority of cases represent an extranodal manifestation of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), known as primary testicular DLBCL (PT-DLBCL). Gene expression profiling has established that over 75% of PT-DLBCLs resemble the activated B-cell-like (ABC) or non-germinal center subtype of nodal DLBCL...
December 20, 2017: Blood Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287913/evaluation-of-ode-bn-pmeg-an-acyclic-nucleoside-phosphonate-prodrug-as-an-antiviral-against-productive-hpv-infection-in-3d-organotypic-epithelial-cultures
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N Sanjib Banerjee, Hsu-Kun Wang, James R Beadle, Karl Y Hostetler, Louise T Chow
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December 26, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285980/xenon-protects-against-blast-induced-traumatic-brain-injury-in-an-i-in-vitro-i-model
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Rita Campos-Pires, Mariia Koziakova, Amina Yonis, Ashni Pau, Warren Macdonald, Katie Harris, Christopher Edge, Nicholas P Franks, Peter Mahoney, Robert Dickinson
The aim of this study was to evaluate the neuroprotective efficacy of the inert gas xenon as a treatment for blast-induced traumatic brain injury in an in vitro laboratory model. We developed a novel blast traumatic brain injury model using C57BL/6N mouse organotypic hippocampal brain-slice cultures exposed to a single shockwave, with the resulting injury quantified using propidium iodide fluorescence. A shock tube blast generator was used to simulate open field explosive blast shockwaves, modeled by the Friedlander waveform...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274300/unconjugated-bilirubin-modulates-neuronal-signaling-only-in-wild-type-mice-but-not-after-ablation-of-the-r-type-cav-2-3-voltage-gated-calcium-channel
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Walid Albanna, Felix Neumaier, Jan Niklas Lüke, Konstantin Kotliar, Catharina Conzen, Ute Lindauer, Jürgen Hescheler, Hans Clusmann, Toni Schneider, Gerrit Alexander Schubert
INTRODUCTION: The relationship between blood metabolites and hemoglobin degradation products (BMHDPs) formed in the cerebrospinal fluid and the development of vasospasm and delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) has been the focus of several previous studies, but their molecular and cellular targets remain to be elucidated. METHODS: Because BMHDP-induced changes in Cav 2.3 channel function are thought to contribute to DCI after aSAH, we studied their modulation by unconjugated bilirubin (UCB) in an organotypical neuronal network from wild-type (WT) and Cav 2...
December 23, 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273965/effects-of-%C3%AE-7-nicotinic-receptor-activation-on-cell-survival-in-rat-organotypic-hippocampal-slice-cultures
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Denise F Happ, R Andrew Tasker
Glutamatergic signaling via N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) is important for physiological functioning, but can also induce cell death via excitotoxic mechanisms in many neuropathological diseases, such as stroke. Altering the cellular response to excitotoxic insults by modulating the downstream effects of NMDAR activation represents a promising therapeutic approach. For example, α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (α7 nAChRs) signaling has been shown to be able to change NMDA-induced neurotoxicity in some models...
December 22, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270919/trichloroethylene-and-parkinson-s-disease-risk-assessment
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Mei Liu, Eun-Joo Shin, Duy-Khanh Dang, Chun-Hui Jin, Phil Ho Lee, Ji Hoon Jeong, Seok-Joo Park, Yong-Sun Kim, Bin Xing, Tao Xin, Guoying Bing, Hyoung-Chun Kim
This study was conducted to investigate the mechanism of action and extent of selective dopaminergic neurodegeneration caused by exposure to trichloroethylene (TCE) leading to the endogenous formation of the neurotoxin 1-trichloromethyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-β-carboline (TaClo) in rodents. Beginning at 3 months of age, male C57BL/6 mice received oral TCE dissolved in vehicle for 8 months. Dopaminergic neuronal loss was assessed by nigral tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) immunoreactivity. Selective dopaminergic neurodegeneration was determined based on histological analysis of non-dopaminergic neurons in the brain...
December 22, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259049/scleroderma-fibroblasts-suppress-angiogenesis-via-tgf-%C3%AE-caveolin-1-dependent-secretion-of-pigment-epithelium-derived-factor
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Vasiliki Liakouli, Jacobo Elies Comez, Yasser Mohamed El-Sherbiny, Margherita Scarcia, Gary Grant, Giuseppina Abignano, Emma C Derrett-Smith, Filomena Esteves, Paola Cipriani, Paul Emery, Christopher P Denton, Roberto Giacomelli, Georgia Mavria, Francesco Del Galdo
OBJECTIVES: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is characterised by tissue fibrosis and vasculopathy with defective angiogenesis. Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) plays a major role in tissue fibrosis, including downregulation of caveolin-1 (Cav-1); however, its role in defective angiogenesis is less clear. Pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF), a major antiangiogenic factor, is abundantly secreted by SSc fibroblasts. Here, we investigated the effect of TGF-β and Cav-1 on PEDF expression and the role of PEDF in the ability of SSc fibroblasts to modulate angiogenesis...
December 19, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258387/microfluidic-encapsulation-supports-stem-cell-viability-proliferation-and-neuronal-differentiation
#18
Lorena Hidalgo San Jose, Phil Stephens, Bing Song, David Barrow
Stem cell encapsulation technology demonstrates much promise for the replacement of damaged tissue in several diseases, including spinal cord injury (SCI). The use of biocompatible microcapsules permits the control of stem cell fate in situ to facilitate the replacement of damaged/lost tissue. In this work, a novel customized microfluidic device was developed for the reproducible encapsulation of Neural Stem Cells (NSCs) and Dental Pulp Stem Cells (DPSCs) within monodisperse, alginate-collagen microcapsules...
December 19, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249871/contribution-of-in-vivo-and-organotypic-3d-models-to-understanding-the-role-of-macrophages-and-neutrophils-in-the-pathogenesis-of-psoriasis
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Isabelle Lorthois, Daniel Asselineau, Nathalie Seyler, Roxane Pouliot
Psoriasis, a common chronic immune-mediated skin disease, is histologically characterized by a rapid keratinocyte turnover and differentiation defects. Key insights favor the idea that T cells are not the only key actors involved in the inflammatory process. Innate immune cells, more precisely neutrophils and macrophages, provide specific signals involved in the initiation and the maintenance of the pathogenesis. Current data from animal models and, to a lesser extent, three-dimensional in vitro models have confirmed the interest in leaning towards other immune cell types as a potential new cellular target for the treatment of the disease...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246262/ebi2-receptor-regulates-myelin-development-and-inhibits-lpc-induced-demyelination
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Aleksandra Rutkowska, Andreas W Sailer, Kumlesh K Dev
BACKGROUND: The G protein-coupled receptor EBI2 (Epstein-Barr virus-induced gene 2) is activated by 7α, 25-dihydroxycholesterol (7α25HC) and plays a role in T cell-dependant antibody response and B cell migration. Abnormal EBI2 signaling is implicated in a range of autoimmune disorders; however, its role in the CNS remains poorly understood. METHODS: Here we characterize the role of EBI2 in myelination under normal and pathophysiological conditions using organotypic cerebellar slice cultures and EBI2 knock-out (KO) animals...
December 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
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