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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236326/knockdown-of-ski-decreased-the-reactive-astrocytes-proliferation-in-vitro-induced-by-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-reoxygenation
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Xin Zhao, Kai-Sheng Zhou, Zhong-Hao Li, Wei Nan, Jing Wang, Ya-Yi Xia, Hai-Hong Zhang
Glia scar is a pathological marker in late phase of brain ischemia disease, which constitutes a major physical biochemical barrier to impede axonal regrowth. Astrocytes are known to be critically involved in the formation of glial scar. However, their response to ischemia and their role in neuroprotection after central nervous system (CNS) injury are not completely clear. Recently, we have demonstrated for the first time that Ski was up-regulated in reactive astrocytes after spinal cord injury in vivo and in vitro, which indicates Ski may be a new molecule that control astrocytes biologic properties after CNS injury...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236291/dysregulation-of-mirna-biogenesis-machinery-and-mirna-rna-ratio-in-skeletal-muscle-of-als-mice
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Aaron P Russell, Lobna Ghobrial, Shyuan Ngo, Justin Yerbury, Evelyn Zacharewicz, Roger Chung, Séverine Lamon
INTRODUCTION: The pathology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is associated with impaired RNA processing and miRNA dysregulation. Here we investigate the regulation of the members of the miRNA biogenesis pathways and total miRNA levels at different stages of the disease. METHODS: Muscle, brain and spinal cord tissue were obtained from pre-symptomatic, symptomatic and end-stage SOD1G93A mice. miRNA and transcript levels were measured by qPCR. RESULTS: As the diseases progresses, several genes involved in miRNA biogenesis as well as the miRNA/total RNA ratio increased in the tibialis anterior muscle, but not in the soleus or in neural tissue...
December 13, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235182/spinal-cord-injury-induced-cardiomyocyte-atrophy-and-impaired-cardiac-function-are-severity-dependent
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Jordan W Squair, Jie Liu, Wolfram Tetzlaff, Andrei V Krassioukov, Christopher R West
The principle aim of the present study was to assess how the severity of spinal cord injury (SCI) affects LV mechanics, function, and underlying cardiomyocyte morphology. Here, we utilized different severities of T3 spinal cord contusions (MODERATE, 200Kdyn contusion; SEVERE, 400kdyn contusion; SHAM) and combined standard echocardiography with speckle tracking analyses to investigate in vivo cardiac function and deformation (contractility) after experimental SCI in the Wistar rat. In addition, we investigated changes in the intrinsic structure of cardiac myocytes ex vivo...
December 12, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230560/non-functionalized-soft-alginate-hydrogel-promotes-locomotor-recovery-after-spinal-cord-injury-in-a-rat-hemimyelonectomy-model
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Kerim Hakan Sitoci-Ficici, Marina Matyash, Ortrud Uckermann, Roberta Galli, Elke Leipnitz, Robert Later, Chrysanthy Ikonomidou, Michael Gelinsky, Gabriele Schackert, Matthias Kirsch
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord injury (SCI) and the consecutive devastating neurological sequelae have an enormous individual and economic impact. Implantation of functionalized hydrogels is a promising approach, because they can serve as a matrix for the regenerating tissue, carry and release bioactive molecules and various cell types. We already demonstrated that non-functionalized soft alginate hydrogel supported axonal outgrowth and protected neurons against oxidative stress in vitro. Here, we investigated the effects of such soft alginate hydrogels on locomotor recovery in small and large spinal cord lesions...
December 11, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230425/neuroprotective-potential-of-gentongping-in-rat-model-of-cervical-spondylotic-radiculopathy-targeting-ppar-%C3%AE-pathway
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Wen Sun, Kang Zheng, Bin Liu, Danping Fan, Hui Luo, Xiaoyuan Qu, Li Li, Xiaojuan He, Jianfeng Yi, Cheng Lu
Cervical spondylotic radiculopathy (CSR) is the most general form of spinal degenerative disease and is characterized by pain and numbness of the neck and arm. Gentongping (GTP) granule, as a classical Chinese patent medicine, has been widely used in curing CSR, whereas the underlying mechanism remains unclear. Therefore, the aim of this study is to explore the pharmacological mechanisms of GTP on CSR. The rat model of CSR was induced by spinal cord injury (SCI). Our results showed that GTP could significantly alleviate spontaneous pain as well as ameliorate gait...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230100/dl-3-n-butylphthalide-prevents-the-disruption-of-blood-spinal-cord-barrier-via-inhibiting-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-following-spinal-cord-injury
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Binbin Zheng, Yulong Zhou, Hongyu Zhang, Guangyong Yang, Zhenghua Hong, Dandan Han, Qingqing Wang, Zili He, Yanlong Liu, Fenzan Wu, Xie Zhang, Songlin Tong, Huazi Xu, Jian Xiao
After spinal cord injury (SCI), the destruction of blood-spinal cord barrier (BSCB) is shown to accelerate gathering of noxious blood-derived components in the nervous system, leading to secondary neurodegenerative damages. SCI activates endoplasmic reticulum stress (ER stress), which is considered to evoke secondary damages of neurons and glia. Recent evidence indicates that Dl-3-n-butylphthalide (NBP) has the neuroprotective effect in ischaemic brain injury, but whether it has protective effects on SCI or not is largely unclear...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228691/berberine-attenuated-pro-inflammatory-factors-and-protect-against-neuronal-damage-via-triggering-oligodendrocyte-autophagy-in-spinal-cord-injury
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Hongyu Wang, Chang Liu, Xifan Mei, Yang Cao, Zhanpeng Guo, Yajiang Yuan, Ziming Zhao, Changwei Song, Yue Guo, Zhaoliang Shen
Berberine exerts neuroprotective effect in neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration disease. However, berberine effect in acute spinal cord injury is yet to be elucidated. Herein, we investigated the neuroprotective effect of berberine in spinal cord injury (SCI). Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to SCI by an intraperitoneal injection of berberine post-injury. The neurobehavioral recovery, cytokines of pro-inflammatory factors (TNF-α and IL-1β), autophagy-related proteins (LC3B, ATG16L, ATG7), and apoptosis-related protein cleaved caspase-3 were determined...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226998/antisense-suppression-of-glial-fibrillary-acidic-protein-as-a-treatment-for-alexander-disease
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Tracy L Hagemann, Berit Powers, Curt Mazur, Aneeza Kim, Steven Wheeler, Gene Hung, Eric Swayze, Albee Messing
OBJECTIVE: Alexander disease is a fatal leukodystrophy caused by autosomal dominant gain-of-function mutations in the gene for glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), an intermediate filament protein primarily expressed in astrocytes of the central nervous system. A key feature of pathogenesis is over-expression and accumulation of GFAP, with formation of characteristic cytoplasmic aggregates known as Rosenthal fibers. Here we investigate whether suppressing GFAP with antisense oligonucleotides could provide a therapeutic strategy for treating Alexander disease...
December 11, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226492/molecular-mechanisms-underlying-monosynaptic-sensory-motor-circuit-development-in-the-spinal-cord
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REVIEW
Fumiyasu Imai, Yutaka Yoshida
Motor behaviors are precisely controlled by the integration of sensory and motor systems in the central nervous system (CNS). Proprioceptive sensory neurons, key components of the sensory system, are located in the dorsal root ganglia and project axons both centrally to the spinal cord and peripherally to muscles and tendons, communicating peripheral information about the body to the CNS. Changes in muscle length detected by muscle spindles, and tension variations in tendons conveyed by golgi tendon organs, are communicated to the CNS through group Ia/II, and Ib proprioceptive sensory afferents, respectively...
December 11, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215739/the-acclimatised-spinal-cord
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Stuart Goodall
Fatigue is a universal and daily phenomenon that involves a myriad of complex mechanisms ultimately characterised as an exercise-induced decrease in the maximal force produced by a muscle. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
December 7, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215736/protective-effect-of-epigenetic-silencing-of-cyclind1-against-spinal-cord-injury-using-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-rats
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Yuan Wang, Qing-Jie Kong, Jin-Chuan Sun, Xi-Ming Xu, Yong Yang, Ning Liu, Jian-Gang Shi
OBJECTIVE: This study focuses on the protective effect of epigenetic silencing of CyclinD1 against spinal cord injury (SCI) using bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) in rats. METHODS: Eighty-eight adult female Wistar rats were randomly assigned into the sham group, the control group, the si-CyclinD1 + BMSCs group and the BMSCs group. CyclinD1 protein and mRNA expressions after siRNA transfection were detected by western blotting and qRT-PCR. The siRNA-CyclinD1 BMSCs were transplanted into rats in the si-CyclinD1 + BMSCs group using stereotaxic method 6 h after SCI...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215727/secreted-frizzled-related-protein-1-regulates-the-progression-of-neuropathic-pain-in-mice-following-spinal-nerve-ligation
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Jun Tang, Qing Ji, Li Jin, Mi Tian, Li Dong Zhang, Xiao Yu Liu
Previous studies have showed that the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway plays an important role in modulating neuropathic pain after sciatic nerve injury. In this study, we explored the role of secreted frizzled-related protein 1 (SFRP1), a Wnt antagonist, in neuropathic pain using a rat model following spinal nerve ligation (SNL). We found SNL-induced SFRP1 downregulation in the spinal cord. Further, the overexpression of SFRP1 via spinal injection into the spinal cord attenuated SNL-induced allodynia, hyperalgesia and neuroinflammation...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215699/lncrna-linc00880-promotes-cell-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-while-inhibiting-apoptosis-by-targeting-cacng5-through-the-mapk-signaling-pathway-in-spinal-cord-ependymoma
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Dong-Mei Wu, Yong-Jian Wang, Xin-Rui Han, Xin Wen, Shan Wang, Min Shen, Shao-Hua Fan, Juan Zhuang, Zi-Feng Zhang, Qun Shan, Meng-Qiu Li, Bin Hu, Chun-Hui Sun, Jun Lu, Yuan-Lin Zheng
The present study was to investigate the effect of lncRNA LINC00880 targeting CACNG5 on cell proliferation, migration, invasion and apoptosis in spinal cord ependymoma (SCE) through the MAPK signaling pathway. GEO database was used to download gene expression data related with SCE (GSE50161 and GSE66354) and annotation file. LncRNA with differential expression was predicted by Multi Experiment Matrix website (MEM). The target gene was analyzed by KEGG pathway enrichment analysis. SCE tissues and adjacent tissues were collected...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210293/phosphatidylcholine-attenuated-docetaxel-induced-peripheral-neurotoxicity-in-rats
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Sung Tae Kim, Eun Jung Kyung, Jung Sook Suh, Ho Sung Lee, Jun Ho Lee, Soo In Chae, Eon Sub Park, Yoon Hee Chung, Jinhyung Bae, Tae Jin Lee, Won Mo Lee, Uy Dong Sohn, Ji Hoon Jeong
Docetaxel is a taxane chemotherapeutic agent used in the treatment of breast cancer, prostate cancer and gastric cancer, but several side effects such as peripheral neurotoxicity could occur. The present study was designed to investigate the therapeutic potential of phosphatidylcholine (PC) on docetaxel-induced peripheral neurotoxicity. Rats were randomly divided into three groups and treated for 4 weeks. Behavioral tests were conducted to measure the effects of PC on docetaxel-induced decreases in mechanical & thermal nociceptive threshold...
December 6, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209138/effects-of-glutathione-on-mechanical-allodynia-and-central-sensitization-in-chronic-postischemic-pain-rats
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Jinseok Yeo, Hoon Jung, Hyerim Lee
Background: The chronic postischemia pain (CPIP) model is an animal model using ischemia/reperfusion injury that mimics the symptoms of complex regional pain syndrome type I. Glutathione (GSH) prevents ischemia/reperfusion injury by scavenging free radicals. We conducted this study to investigate the protective effect of GSH in CPIP rats via changes of mechanical allodynia and phospholyration of the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor subunit GluN1. Methods: We divided 45 rats into 5 groups: sham, CPIP, CPIP + GSH 100 mg/kg, CPIP + GSH 200 mg/kg, and CPIP + GSH 500 mg/kg...
2017: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207118/oxysophoridine-rescues-spinal-cord-injury-via-anti%C3%A2-inflammatory-anti%C3%A2-oxidative-stress-and-anti%C3%A2-apoptosis-effects
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Zhong Cao, Liang Chen, Yanbin Liu, Tao Peng
Oxysophoridine (OSR) is an alkaloid extracted from Sophora alopecuroides L and has various pharmacological activities. The present study aimed to investigate the protective effects and underlying mechanisms of OSR on spinal cord injury (SCI), a clinically common serious trauma, in a rat model. The results of the present study demonstrated that the anti‑inflammatory effect of OSR improved Basso, Beatie and Bresnahan Locomotor Rating Scale scores and reduced spinal cord tissue water contents in an SCI rat model...
November 28, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206314/inhibition-of-spinal-p38-mapk-prevents-articular-neutrophil-infiltration-in-experimental-arthritis-via-sympathetic-activation
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Alexandre Kanashiro, Marcelo Franchin, Gabriel Shimizu Bassi, Dênis Augusto Reis-Santana, Thiago Mattar Cunha, Fernando Queiróz Cunha, Luis Ulloa, Gerson Jonathan Rodrigues
The central nervous system controls the innate immunity by modulating efferent neuronal networks. Recently, we have reported that central brain stimulation inhibits inflammatory responses. In the present study, we investigate whether spinal p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) affects joint inflammation in experimental arthritis. Firstly, we observed that intra-articular administration of zymosan in mice induces the phosphorylation of the spinal cord p38 MAPK. In addition, we demonstrated that spinal p38 MAPK inhibition with intrathecal injection of SB203580, a conventional and well-characterized inhibitor, prevents knee joint neutrophil recruitment, edema formation, experimental score and cytokine production...
December 5, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201361/quercetin-prevents-spinal-motor-neuron-degeneration-induced-by-chronic-excitotoxic-stimulus-by-a-sirtuin-1-dependent-mechanism
#18
Rafael Lazo-Gomez, Ricardo Tapia
Background: Excitotoxicity is a mechanism of foremost importance in the selective motor neuron degeneration characteristic of motor neuron disorders. Effective therapeutic strategies are an unmet need for these disorders. Polyphenols, such as quercetin and resveratrol, are plant-derived compounds that activate sirtuins (SIRTs) and have shown promising results in some models of neuronal death, although their effects have been scarcely tested in models of motor neuron degeneration. Methods: In this work we investigated the effects of quercetin and resveratrol in an in vivo model of excitotoxic motor neuron death induced by the chronic infusion of α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA) into the rat spinal cord tissue...
2017: Translational Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198922/suppression-of-mir-127-protects-pc-12-cells-from-lps-induced-inflammatory-injury-by-downregulation-of-pdcd4
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Zaiqing Zhang, Faqing Wan, Qingshan Zhuang, Yinghua Zhang, Zhaowan Xu
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the most debilitating injuries. Inflammatory response plays a central role in regulating the pathogenesis of acute and chronic SCI. Our study explores the role of miR-127 in inflammatory injury induced by LPS. PC-12 cells were treated with LPS to induce inflammatory injury. The expression of miR-127 and PDCD4 was altered by transient transfection. Cell viability was measured using CCK-8 assay and apoptosis using flow cytometry. The expression of miR-127 was measured by qRT-PCR...
November 29, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196144/spatio-temporal-expression-of-hexokinase-3-in-the-injured-female-rat-spinal-cords
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Yu-Hong Lin, Yan Wu, Ying Wang, Zong-Feng Yao, Jie Tang, Rui Wang, Lin Shen, Shu-Qin Ding, Jian-Guo Hu, He-Zuo Lü
Hexokinase-3 (HK3) is a member of hexokinase family, which can catalyze the first step of glucose metabolism. It can increase ATP levels, reduce the production of reactive oxygen species, increase mitochondrial biogenesis, protect mitochondrial membrane potential and play an antioxidant role. However, the change of its expression in spinal cord after injury is still unknown. In this study, we investigated the spatio-temporal expression of HK3 in the spinal cords by using a spinal cord injury (SCI) model in adult female Sprague-Dawley rats...
November 28, 2017: Neurochemistry International
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