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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143997/epidermal-neural-crest-stem-cell-derived-glia-enhance-neurotrophic-elements-in-an-ex-vivo-model-of-spinal-cord-injury
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Sareh Pandamooz, Mohammad Saied Salehi, Mohammad Ismail Zibaii, Abolhassan Ahmadiani, Mohammad Nabiuni, Leila Dargahi
Growing evidence that cell-based therapies can improve recovery outcome in spinal cord injury (SCI) models substantiates their application for treatment of human with SCI. To address the effectiveness of these stem cells, potential candidates should be evaluated in proper SCI platform that allows direct real-time monitoring. In this study, the role of epidermal neural crest stem cells (EPI-NCSCs) was elucidated in an ex vivo model of SCI and valproic acid (VPA) was administered to ameliorate the inhospitable context of injury for grafted EPI-NCSCs...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142248/the-psoriasis-associated-il-17a-induces-and-cooperates-with-il-36-cytokines-to-control-keratinocyte-differentiation-and-function
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Carolina M Pfaff, Yvonne Marquardt, Katharina Fietkau, Jens M Baron, Bernhard Lüscher
Psoriasis is a TH17-driven inflammatory disease affecting a significant proportion of the world population. The molecular consequences of IL-17 signaling in the skin are only partially understood. Therefore, we evaluated the IL-17A effects on organotypic 3-dimensional skin models and observed that IL-17A interfered with keratinocyte differentiation. In agreement with this phenotype, IL-17A repressed the expression of many genes encoding structural proteins. Moreover, genes encoding anti-microbial peptides were induced, resulting in a strengthening of the chemical barrier...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138531/anti-inflammatory-strategy-for-m2-microglial-polarization-using-retinoic-acid-loaded-nanoparticles
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Marta Machado-Pereira, Tiago Santos, Lino Ferreira, Liliana Bernardino, Raquel Ferreira
Inflammatory mechanisms triggered by microglial cells are involved in the pathophysiology of several brain disorders, hindering repair. Herein, we propose the use of retinoic acid-loaded polymeric nanoparticles (RA-NP) as a means to modulate microglia response towards an anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective phenotype (M2). RA-NP were first confirmed to be internalized by N9 microglial cells; nanoparticles did not affect cell survival at concentrations below 100 μg/mL. Then, immunocytochemical studies were performed to assess the expression of pro- and anti-inflammatory mediators...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137231/an-oral-keratinocyte-life-cycle-model-identifies-novel-host-genome-regulation-by-human-papillomavirus-16-relevant-to-hpv-positive-head-and-neck-cancer
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Michael R Evans, Claire D James, Oonagh Loughran, Tara J Nulton, Xu Wang, Molly L Bristol, Brad Windle, Iain M Morgan
Many aspects of the HPV life cycle have been characterized in cervical cell lines (W12, CIN612) and in HPV immortalized primary foreskin keratinocytes. There is now an epidemic of HPV positive oropharyngeal cancers (HPV16 is responsible for 80-90% of these); therefore increased understanding of the HPV16 life cycle in oral keratinocytes is a priority. To date there have been limited reports characterizing the HPV16 life cycle in oral keratinocytes. Using TERT immortalized "normal" oral keratinocytes (NOKs) we generated clonal cell lines maintaining the HPV16 genome as an episome, NOKs+HPV16...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134515/neuroprotective-potential-and-paracrine-activity-of-stromal-vs-culture-expanded-hmsc-derived-from-wharton-jelly-under-co-cultured-with-hippocampal-organotypic-slices
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Sylwia Dabrowska, Joanna Sypecka, Anna Jablonska, Lukasz Strojek, Miroslaw Wielgos, Krystyna Domanska-Janik, Anna Sarnowska
Regardless of enormous translational progress in stem cell clinical application, our knowledge about biological determinants of transplantation-related protection is still limited. In addition to adequate selection of the cell source well dedicated to a specific disease and optimal standardization of all other pre-transplant procedures, we have decided to focus more attention to the impact of culture time and environment itself on molecular properties and regenerative capacity of cell cultured in vitro. The aim of this investigation was to determine neuroprotection-linked cell phenotypic and functional changes that could spontaneously take place when freshly isolated Wharton's jelly mesenchymal stem cell (WJ-MSC) undergo standard selection, growth, and spontaneous differentiation throughout passaging in vitro...
November 13, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129523/higher-order-kidney-organogenesis-from-pluripotent-stem-cells
#6
Atsuhiro Taguchi, Ryuichi Nishinakamura
Organogenesis generates higher-order structures containing functional subunits, connective components, and progenitor niches. Despite recent advances in organoid-based modeling of tissue development, recapitulating these complex configurations from pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) has remained challenging. In this study, we report assembly of kidney organoids that recapitulate embryonic branching morphogenesis. By studying the distinct origins and developmental processes of the ureteric bud, which contains epithelial kidney progenitors that undergo branching morphogenesis and thereby plays a central role in orchestrating organ geometry, and neighboring mesenchymal nephron progenitors, we established a protocol for differential induction of each lineage from mouse and human PSCs...
November 4, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126910/impaired-oligodendrogenesis-and-myelination-by-elevated-s100b-levels-during-neurodevelopment
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Gisela Santos, Andreia Barateiro, Cláudio M Gomes, Dora Brites, Adelaide Fernandes
High levels of the inflammatory molecule S100B protein have been identified in sera from several perinatal inflammatory conditions involving myelin damage and associated with an adverse prognosis or the emergence of sequelea. S100B is essential for oligodendrocyte (OL) differentiation and maturation, but it remains to be established if excessive levels of released S100B upon early brain injury are deleterious in the neurodevelopmental period. Here, we investigated this possibility by evaluating how elevated S100B affects oligodendrogenesis during this period...
November 7, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123180/the-gliadin-peptide-31-43-exacerbates-kainate-neurotoxicity-in-epilepsy-models
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Elisabetta Gerace, Francesco Resta, Elisa Landucci, Daniela Renzi, Alessio Masi, Domenico E Pellegrini-Giampietro, Antonio Calabrò, Guido Mannaioni
Many neurological disorders of gluten-related diseases (GRD), not directly referable to the gastrointestinal tract, have been reported in association with celiac disease (CD), including ataxia, neuropathy and epilepsy. In particular, people with epilepsy diagnosed with CD seems to be characterized by intractable seizure. In these patients, gluten restriction diet has resulted in a reduction of both seizure frequency and antiepileptic medication. Many hypotheses have been suggested, however, molecular mechanisms that associates GRD and epileptogenesis are yet unknown...
November 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121179/organotypic-myocardial-slices-as-model-system-to-study-heterocellular-interactions
#9
Franziska Schneider-Warme, Callum Johnston, Peter Kohl
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 7, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106751/fast-na-k-pump-driven-steady-state-transcytolemmal-water-exchange-in-neuronal-tissue-a-study-of-rat-brain-cortical-cultures
#10
Ruiliang Bai, Charles S Springer, Dietmar Plenz, Peter J Basser
PURPOSE: Water homeostasis and transport play important roles in brain function (e.g., ion homeostasis, neuronal excitability, cell volume regulation, etc.). However, specific mechanisms of water transport across cell membranes in neuronal tissue have not been completely elaborated. METHODS: The kinetics of transcytolemmal water exchange were measured in neuronal tissue using simultaneous, real-time fluorescence and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurements of perfused, active brain organotypic cortical cultures...
November 6, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101163/cdk4-6-inhibition-augments-anti-tumor-immunity-by-enhancing-t-cell-activation
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Jiehui Deng, Eric S Wang, Russell W Jenkins, Shuai Li, Ruben Dries, Kathleen Yates, Sandeep Chhabra, Wei Huang, Hongye Liu, Amir R Aref, Elena Ivanova, Cloud Peter Paweletz, Michaela Bowden, Chensheng W Zhou, Grit S Herter-Sprie, Jessica A Sorrentino, John E Bisi, Patrick H Lizotte, Ashley A Merlino, Max M Quinn, Lauren E Bufe, Annan Yang, Yanxi Zhang, Hua Zhang, Peng Gao, Ting Chen, Megan E Cavanaugh, Amanda J Rode, Eric Haines, Patrick J Roberts, Jay C Strum, William G Richards, Jochen H Lorch, Sareh Parangi, Viswanath Gunda, Genevieve M Boland, Raphael Bueno, Sangeetha Palakurthi, Gordon J Freeman, Jerome Ritz, W Nicholas Haining, Norman E Sharpless, Haribabu Arthanari, Geoffrey I Shapiro, David A Barbie, Nathanael S Gray, Kwok-Kin Wong
Immune checkpoint blockade, exemplified by antibodies targeting the programmed death-1 (PD-1) receptor, can induce durable tumor regressions in some patients. To enhance the efficacy of existing immunotherapies, we screened for small molecules capable of increasing the activity of T cells suppressed by PD-1. Here, we show that short-term exposure to small molecule inhibitors of cyclin-dependent kinases 4 and 6 (CDK4/6) significantly enhances T cell activation, contributing to anti-tumor effects in vivo, due in part to de-repression of Nuclear Factor of Activated T cell (NFAT) family proteins and their target genes, critical regulators of T cell function...
November 3, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101162/ex-vivo-profiling-of-pd-1-blockade-using-organotypic-tumor-spheroids
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Russell W Jenkins, Amir R Aref, Patrick H Lizotte, Elena Ivanova, Susanna Stinson, Chensheng W Zhou, Michaela Bowden, Jiehui Deng, Hongye Liu, Diana Miao, Meng Xiao He, William Walker, Gao Zhang, Tian Tian, Chaoran Cheng, Zhi Wei, Sangeetha Palakurthi, Mark Bittinger, Hans Vitzthum, Jong Wook Kim, Ashley Merlino, Max Quinn, Chandrasekar Venkataramani, Joshua A Kaplan, Andrew Portell, Prafulla C Gokhale, Bart Phillips, Alicia Smart, Asaf Rotem, Robert E Jones, Lauren Keogh, Maria Anguiano, Lance Stapleton, Zhiheng Jia, Michal Barzily-Rokni, Israel Cañadas, Tran C Thai, Marc R Hammond, Raven Vlahos, Eric S Wang, Hua Zhang, Shuai Li, Glenn J Hanna, Wei Huang, Mai P Hoang, Adriano Piris, Jean-Pierre Eliane, Anat O Stemmer-Rachamimov, Lisa Cameron, Mei-Ju Su, Parin Shah, Benjamin Izar, Manisha Thakuria, Nicole R LeBoeuf, Guilherme Rabinowits, Viswanath Gunda, Sareh Parangi, James M Cleary, Brian C Miller, Shunsuke Kitajima, Rohit Thummalapalli, Benchun Miao, Thanh U Barbie, Vivek Sivathanu, Joshua Wong, William G Richards, Raphael Bueno, Charles H Yoon, Juan Miret, Meenhard Herlyn, Levi A Garraway, Eliezer M Van Allen, Gordon J Freeman, Paul T Kirschmeier, Jochen H Lorch, Patrick A Ott, F Stephen Hodi, Keith T Flaherty, Roger D Kamm, Genevieve M Boland, Kwok-Kin Wong, David Dornan, Cloud Peter Paweletz, David A Barbie
Ex vivo systems that incorporate features of the tumor microenvironment (TME) and model the dynamic response to immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) may facilitate efforts in precision immuno-oncology and the development of effective combination therapies. Here, we demonstrate the ability to interrogate ex vivo response to ICB using murine- and patient-derived organotypic tumor spheroids (MDOTS/PDOTS). MDOTS/PDOTS isolated from mouse and human tumors retain autologous lymphoid and myeloid cell populations, and respond to ICB in short-term 3-dimensional microfluidic culture...
November 3, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098531/the-ampa-receptor-subunit-glua1-is-required-for-ca1-hippocampal-long-term-potentiation-but-is-not-essential-for-synaptic-transmission
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Akira Terashima, Young Ho Suh, John T R Isaac
AMPA receptors mediate the majority of excitatory glutamatergic transmission in the mammalian brain and are heterotetramers composed of GluA1-4 subunits. Despite genetic studies, the roles of the subunits in synaptic transmission and plasticity remain controversial. To address this issue, we investigated the effects of cell-specific removal of GluA1 in hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neurons using virally-expressed GluA1 shRNA in organotypic slice culture. We show that this shRNA approach produces a rapid, efficient and selective loss of GluA1, and removed > 80% of surface GluA1 from synapses...
November 3, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097729/akap350-recruits-eb1-to-the-spindle-poles-ensuring-proper-spindle-orientation-and-lumen-formation-in-3d-epithelial-cell-cultures
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Evangelina Almada, Facundo M Tonucci, Florencia Hidalgo, Anabela Ferretti, Solange Ibarra, Alejandro Pariani, Rodrigo Vena, Cristián Favre, Javier Girardini, Arlinet Kierbel, M Cecilia Larocca
The organization of epithelial cells to form hollow organs with a single lumen requires the accurate three-dimensional arrangement of cell divisions. Mitotic spindle orientation is defined by signaling pathways that provide molecular links between specific spots at the cell cortex and astral microtubules, which have not been fully elucidated. AKAP350 is a centrosomal/Golgi scaffold protein, implicated in the regulation of microtubule dynamics. Using 3D epithelial cell cultures, we found that cells with decreased AKAP350 expression (AKAP350KD) formed polarized cysts with abnormal lumen morphology...
November 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095858/phospholipase-a2-is-involved-in-galactosylsphingosine-induced-astrocyte-toxicity-neuronal-damage-and-demyelination
#15
Cedric Misslin, Maria Velasco-Estevez, Marie Albert, Sinead A O'Sullivan, Kumlesh K Dev
Krabbe disease is a fatal rare inherited lipid storage disorder affecting 1:100,000 births. This illness is caused by mutations in the galc gene encoding for the enzyme galactosylceramidase (GALC). Dysfunction of GALC has been linked to the toxic build-up of the galactolipid, galactosylsphingosine (psychosine), which induces cell death of oligodendrocytes. Previous studies show that phospholipase A2 (PLA2) may play a role in psychosine induce cell death. Here, we demonstrate that non-selective inhibition of cPLA2/sPLA2 and selective inhibition of cPLA2, but not sPLA2, also attenuates psychosine-induced cell death of human astrocytes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29087938/replication-of-early-and-recent-zika-virus-isolates-throughout-mouse-brain-development
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Amy B Rosenfeld, David J Doobin, Audrey L Warren, Vincent R Racaniello, Richard B Vallee
Fetal infection with Zika virus (ZIKV) can lead to congenital Zika virus syndrome (cZVS), which includes cortical malformations and microcephaly. The aspects of cortical development that are affected during virus infection are unknown. Using organotypic brain slice cultures generated from embryonic mice of various ages, sites of ZIKV replication including the neocortical proliferative zone and radial columns, as well as the developing midbrain, were identified. The infected radial units are surrounded by uninfected cells undergoing apoptosis, suggesting that programmed cell death may limit viral dissemination in the brain and may constrain virus-associated injury...
October 31, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082315/n-arachidonoyl-dopamine-a-novel-endocannabinoid-and-endovanilloid-with-widespread-physiological-and-pharmacological-activities
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Urszula Grabiec, Faramarz Dehghani
N-arachidonoyl dopamine (NADA) is a member of the family of endocannabinoids to which several other N-acyldopamines belong as well. Their activity is mediated through various targets that include cannabinoid receptors or transient receptor potential vanilloid (TRPV)1. Synthesis and degradation of NADA are not yet fully understood. Nonetheless, there is evidence that NADA plays an important role in nociception and inflammation in the central and peripheral nervous system. The TRPV1 receptor, for which NADA is a potent agonist, was shown to be an endogenous transducer of noxious heat...
2017: Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080880/-the-role-of-polypeptide-compounds-in-mechanism-of-cns-plasticity-in-patients-with-hereditary-pathology-of-peripheral-motor-neuron
#18
M G Sokolova, S V Lobzin, V A Penniyaynen, A V Kipenko, E V Lopatina, M V Rezvantsev, A V Gavrichenko
Synaptic pruning is a physiological mechanism of neuroplasticity, which is regulated through synthesis of growth polypeptides, neurotrophins. The role of neurotrophins in the mechanism of synaptic pruning in patients with hereditary pathology of peripheral motor neuron was studied in a clinical experimental trial. It was found that patients had elevated levels of regulatory growth polypeptides, which led to the axon growth inhibition effect in organotypic tissue cultures. Thus, neurotrophin overexpression can be considered as a factor preventing synaptic pruning and contributing to further process of neurological degeneration in nerve tissue in patients with hereditary pathology of peripheral motor neuron...
October 2017: Biomedit︠s︡inskai︠a︡ Khimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079730/engineering-of-an-angiogenic-niche-by-perfusion-culture-of-adipose-derived-stromal-vascular-fraction-cells
#19
Giulia Cerino, Emanuele Gaudiello, Manuele Giuseppe Muraro, Friedrich Eckstein, Ivan Martin, Arnaud Scherberich, Anna Marsano
In vitro recapitulation of an organotypic stromal environment, enabling efficient angiogenesis, is crucial to investigate and possibly improve vascularization in regenerative medicine. Our study aims at engineering the complexity of a vascular milieu including multiple cell-types, a stromal extracellular matrix (ECM), and molecular signals. For this purpose, the human adipose stromal vascular fraction (SVF), composed of a heterogeneous mix of pericytes, endothelial/stromal progenitor cells, was cultured under direct perfusion flow on three-dimensional (3D) collagen scaffolds...
October 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078046/dendritic-polyglycerol-sulfates-in-the-prevention-of-synaptic-loss-and-mechanism-of-action-on-glia
#20
Dusica Maysinger, Jeff Ji, Alexandre Moquin, Shireen Hossain, Mark A Hancock, Issan Zhang, Philip K Y Chang, Matthew Rigby, Madeleine Anthonisen, Peter Grutter, John C S Breitner, R Anne McKinney, Sabine Reimann, Rainer Haag, Gerhard Multhaup
Dendritic polyglycerols (dPG), particularly dendritic polyglycerol sulfates (dPGS), have been intensively studied due to their intrinsic anti-inflammatory activity. As related to brain pathologies involving neuroinflammation, the current study examined if dPG and dPGS can (i) regulate neuroglial activation, and (ii) normalize the morphology and function of excitatory postsynaptic dendritic spines adversely affected by the neurotoxic 42 amino acid amyloid-β (Aβ42) peptide of Alzheimer disease (AD). The exact role of neuroglia, such as microglia and astrocytes, remains controversial especially their positive and negative impact on inflammatory processes in AD...
October 27, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
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