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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230289/mice-lacking-bcas1-a-novel-myelin-associated-protein-display-hypomyelination-schizophrenia-like-abnormal-behaviors-and-upregulation-of-inflammatory-genes-in-the-brain
#1
Tetsuya Ishimoto, Kensuke Ninomiya, Ran Inoue, Masato Koike, Yasuo Uchiyama, Hisashi Mori
The abnormal expression and function of myelin-related proteins contribute to nervous system dysfunction associated with neuropsychiatric disorders; however, the underlying mechanism of this remains unclear. We found here that breast carcinoma amplified sequence 1 (BCAS1), a basic protein abundant in the brain, was expressed specifically in oligodendrocytes and Schwann cells, and that its expression level was decreased by demyelination. This suggests that BCAS1 is a novel myelin-associated protein. BCAS1 knockout mice displayed schizophrenia-like behavioral abnormalities and a tendency toward reduced anxiety-like behaviors...
February 23, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220425/chitin-and-stress-induced-protein-kinase-activation
#2
Chandra Kenchappa, Raquel Azevedo da Silva, Simon Bressendorff, Sabrina Stanimirovic, Jakob Olsen, Morten Petersen, John Mundy
The assays described here are pertinent to protein kinase studies in any plant. They include an immunoblot phosphorylation/activation assay and an in-gel activity assay for MAP kinases (MPKs) using the general protein kinase substrate myelin basic protein. They also include a novel in-gel peptide substrate assay for Snf1-related kinase family 2 members (SnRK2s). This kinase family-specific assay overcomes some limitations of in-gel assays and permits the identification of different types of kinase activities in total protein extracts...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220422/mapk-assays-in-arabidopsis-mamp-prr-signal-transduction
#3
Hoo Sun Chung, Jen Sheen
Activation of MAPK (Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase) cascades after MAMP (Microbe-Associated Molecular Pattern) perception through PRR (Pattern Recognition Receptor) is one of the first conserved responses when plants encounter microbial organisms. Phosphorylation of various cellular factors in the MAMP-PRR pathway by MAPK cascades is critical for broad-spectrum plant innate immunity. Measurement of MAPK activation and identification of MAPK phosphorylation targets in the MAMP-PRR signal transduction pathway are essential to understand how plants reprogram their cellular processes to cope with unfavorable microbial attack...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219648/direct-magnitude-and-phase-imaging-of-myelin-using-ultrashort-echo-time-ute-pulse-sequences-a-feasibility-study
#4
Qun He, Yajun Ma, Shujuan Fan, Hongda Shao, Vipul Sheth, Graeme M Bydder, Jiang Du
In this paper, we aimed to investigate the feasibility of direct visualization of myelin, including myelin lipid and myelin basic protein (MBP), using two-dimensional ultrashort echo time (2D UTE) sequences and utilize phase information as a contrast mechanism in phantoms and in volunteers. The standard UTE sequence was used to detect both myelin and long T2 signal. An adiabatic inversion recovery UTE (IR-UTE) sequence was used to selectively detect myelin by suppressing signal from long T2 water protons. Magnitude and phase imaging and T2* were investigated on myelin lipid and MBP in the forms of lyophilized powders as well as paste-like phantoms with the powder mixed with D2O, and rubber phantoms as well as healthy volunteers...
February 17, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216492/-improvement-in-isolation-and-culture-method-for-oligodendrocyte-precursor-cells-and-establishment-of-the-in-vitro-model-for-lineage-restricted-oligodendrocyte-differentiation
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Xin Wang, Junmei Xu, Yaping Wang, Lin Yang
To establish the improved methods for oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) isolation, culture and subculture and to investigate the characteristics of OPCs differentiation and proliferation in vitro.
 Methods: OPCs isolated from neonatal SD rat spinal cords were cultured in vitro. Cell proliferation was induced by the culture solution with basic fibroblast growth factor and platelet-derived growth factor, and the proliferation of OPCs was determined by MTT assay. OPCs differentiation to mature oligodendrocytes was induced by triiodothyronine and ciliary neurotrophic factor...
January 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211584/csf-ykl-40-and-gap-43-are-related-to-suicidal-ideation-in-older-women
#6
I Rymo, S Kern, M Bjerke, H Zetterberg, T Marlow, K Blennow, P Gudmundsson, I Skoog, M Waern
OBJECTIVE: To investigate possible relationships between suicidal ideation and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) levels of glial markers YKL-40 (also known as chitinase-3-like protein 1), growth-associated protein-43 (GAP-43) and myelin basic protein (MBP). METHOD: The sample was obtained from the Prospective Population Study of Women and included 86 women without dementia who underwent both psychiatric examinations and lumbar puncture (LP). Eight of these women reported past-month suicidal ideation...
February 17, 2017: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210970/a-suspended-carbon-fiber-culture-to-model-myelination-by-human-schwann-cells
#7
Antonio Merolli, Yong Mao, Joachim Kohn
Understanding of myelination/remyelination process is essential to guide tissue engineering for nerve regeneration. In vitro models currently used are limited to cell population studies and cannot easily identify individual cell contribution to the process. We established a novel model to study the contribution of human Schwann cells to the myelination process. The model avoids the presence of neurons in culture; Schwann cells respond solely to the biophysical properties of an artificial axon. The model uses a single carbon fiber suspended in culture media far from the floor of the well...
April 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197181/stem-cells-in-the-adult-cns-revealed-examining-their-regulation-by-myelin-basic-protein
#8
Wenjun Xu, Nishanth Lakshman, Cindi M Morshead
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192470/differentiation-of-oligodendrocyte-progenitor-cells-from-dissociated-monolayer-and-feeder-free-cultured-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Tomoko Yamashita, Yuki Miyamoto, Yoshio Bando, Takashi Ono, Sakurako Kobayashi, Ayano Doi, Toshihiro Araki, Yosuke Kato, Takayuki Shirakawa, Yutaka Suzuki, Junji Yamauchi, Shigetaka Yoshida, Naoya Sato
Oligodendrocytes myelinate axons and form myelin sheaths in the central nervous system. The development of therapies for demyelinating diseases, including multiple sclerosis and leukodystrophies, is a challenge because the pathogenic mechanisms of disease remain poorly understood. Primate pluripotent stem cell-derived oligodendrocytes are expected to help elucidate the molecular pathogenesis of these diseases. Oligodendrocytes have been successfully differentiated from human pluripotent stem cells. However, it is challenging to prepare large amounts of oligodendrocytes over a short amount of time because of manipulation difficulties under conventional primate pluripotent stem cell culture methods...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173797/tumour-associated-glial-host-cells-display-a-stem-like-phenotype-with-a-distinct-gene-expression-profile-and-promote-growth-of-gbm-xenografts
#10
Lina Leiss, Ercan Mutlu, Anne Øyan, Tao Yan, Oleg Tsinkalovsky, Linda Sleire, Kjell Petersen, Mohummad Aminur Rahman, Mireille Johannessen, Sidhartha S Mitra, Hege K Jacobsen, Krishna M Talasila, Hrvoje Miletic, Inge Jonassen, Xingang Li, Nicolaas H Brons, Karl-Henning Kalland, Jian Wang, Per Øyvind Enger
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the role of glial host cells in brain tumours. However, supporting stromal cells have been shown to foster tumour growth in other cancers. METHODS: We isolated stromal cells from patient-derived glioblastoma (GBM) xenografts established in GFP-NOD/scid mice. With simultaneous removal of CD11b(+) immune and CD31(+) endothelial cells by fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS), we obtained a population of tumour-associated glial cells, TAGs, expressing markers of terminally differentiaed glial cell types or glial progenitors...
February 7, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169834/development-of-biomimetic-micro-patterned-device-incorporated-with-neurotrophic-gradient-and-supportive-schwann-cells-for-the-applications-in-neural-tissue-engineering
#11
Chia-Wei Yeh, Li-Wen Wang, Hsi-Chin Wu, Yi-Kong Hsieh, Jane Wang, Ming-Hong Chen, Tzu-Wei Wang
In these years, the artificial nerve guidance conduit has been developed as an alternative way to repair peripheral nerve injury. Unlike autologous nerve graft, the artificial nerve guidance conduit without proper stimulating factors and guidance cues still cannot obtain satisfactory prognosis for clinical patients. In this study, a biodegradable polymer-based implantable device has been developed and characterized. By incorporating three stimulating factors: 1) micro-patterned surface that can directionally guide the axon as physical cue; 2) neurotrophic gradient membrane that can continually attract axon outgrowth from the proximal to distal stump as chemical cue; 3) Schwann cells that can support the growth of neurite and form myelin sheath around axon as biological cue, we expect that this construct can be used as a promising nerve guidance conduit for peripheral nerve regeneration...
February 7, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167393/biodegradable-scaffolds-promote-tissue-remodeling-and-functional-improvement-in-non-human-primates-with-acute-spinal-cord-injury
#12
Jonathan R Slotkin, Christopher D Pritchard, Brian Luque, Janice Ye, Richard T Layer, Mathew S Lawrence, Timothy M O'Shea, Roland R Roy, Hui Zhong, Isabel Vollenweider, V Reggie Edgerton, Grégoire Courtine, Eric J Woodard, Robert Langer
Tissue loss significantly reduces the potential for functional recovery after spinal cord injury. We previously showed that implantation of porous scaffolds composed of a biodegradable and biocompatible block copolymer of Poly-lactic-co-glycolic acid and Poly-l-lysine improves functional recovery and reduces spinal cord tissue injury after spinal cord hemisection injury in rats. Here, we evaluated the safety and efficacy of porous scaffolds in non-human Old-World primates (Chlorocebus sabaeus) after a partial and complete lateral hemisection of the thoracic spinal cord...
January 25, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167298/diabetes-alters-myelin-lipid-profile-in-rat-cerebral-cortex-protective-effects-of-dihydroprogesterone
#13
Gaia Cermenati, Silvia Giatti, Matteo Audano, Marzia Pesaresi, Roberto Spezzano, Donatella Caruso, Nico Mitro, Roberto Cosimo Melcangi
Due to the emerging association of diabetes with several psychiatric and neurodegenerative events, the evaluation of the effects of this pathology on the brain function has now a high priority in biomedical research. In particular, the effects of diabetes on myelin compartment have been poorly taken into consideration. To this purpose, we performed a deep lipidomic analysis of cortical myelin in the streptozotocin-induced diabetic rat model. In male rats three months of diabetes induced an extensive alterations in levels of phosphatidylcholines and phosphatidylethanolamines (the main species present in myelin membranes), plasmalogens as well as phosphatidylinositols and phosphatidylserines...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158245/protein-kinase-c-theta-is-required-for-efficient-induction-of-il-10-secreting-t-cells
#14
Graham J Britton, Ruth E Mitchell, Bronwen R Burton, David C Wraith
Secretion of interleukin-10 (IL-10) by CD4+ T cells is an essential immunoregulatory mechanism. The work presented here assesses the role of the signaling molecule protein kinase C theta (PKCθ) in the induction of IL-10 expression in CD4+ T cells. Using wildtype and PKCθ-deficient Tg4 T cell receptor transgenic mice, we implemented a well-described protocol of repeated doses of myelin basic protein (MBP)Ac1-9[4Y] antigen to induce Tr1-like IL-10+ T cells. We find that PKCθ is required for the efficient induction of IL-10 following antigen administration...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147248/prolonged-stimulation-of-a-brainstem-raphe-region-attenuates-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
#15
Pernille M Madsen, Stephanie S Sloley, Alberto A Vitores, Melissa M Carballosa-Gautam, Roberta Brambilla, Ian D Hentall
Multiple sclerosis (MS), a neuroinflammatory disease, has few treatment options, none entirely adequate. We studied whether prolonged electrical microstimulation of a hindbrain region (the nucleus raphe magnus) can attenuate experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, a murine model of MS induced by MOG35-55 injection. Eight days after symptoms emerged, a wireless electrical stimulator with an attached microelectrode was implanted cranially, and daily intermittent stimulation was begun in awake, unrestrained mice...
January 29, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145507/transplanted-mir-219-overexpressing-oligodendrocyte-precursor-cells-promoted-remyelination-and-improved-functional-recovery-in-a-chronic-demyelinated-model
#16
Hong-Bin Fan, Li-Xia Chen, Xue-Bin Qu, Chuan-Lu Ren, Xiu-Xiang Wu, Fu-Xing Dong, Bao-Le Zhang, Dian-Shuai Gao, Rui-Qin Yao
Oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) have the ability to repair demyelinated lesions by maturing into myelin-producing oligodendrocytes. Recent evidence suggests that miR-219 helps regulate the differentiation of OPCs into oligodendrocytes. We performed oligodendrocyte differentiation studies using miR-219-overexpressing mouse embryonic stem cells (miR219-mESCs). The self-renewal and multiple differentiation properties of miR219-mESCs were analyzed by the expression of the stage-specific cell markers Nanog, Oct4, nestin, musashi1, GFAP, Tuj1 and O4...
February 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130959/evidence-of-altered-brain-regulatory-gene-expression-in-tobacco-exposed-fetuses
#17
Hamisu M Salihu, Arnut Paothong, Rachita Das, Lindsey M King, Anupam Pradhan, Bridget Riggs, Eknath Naik, Erin M Siegel, Valerie E Whiteman
AIM: We sought to determine the association between prenatal smoking status and expression of fetal brain regulatory genes. METHODS: At delivery, we collected information from parturient women on prenatal smoking habits and analyzed salivary cotinine levels. We obtained neonatal umbilical cord blood and extracted total RNA. We then employed the quantitative polymerase chain reaction (QPCR) analyses and the comparative CT method to calculate the relative gene expression of selected fetal brain regulatory genes responsible for (1) brain growth (brain-derived neutrotrophic factor, BDNF), (2) myelination (proteolipidic protein 1, PLP1 and myelin basic protein, MBP), and (3) neuronal migration and cell-cell interactions during fetal brain development or RLN...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130499/amino-acid-catabolism-in-multiple-sclerosis-affects-immune-homeostasis
#18
Laura Negrotto, Jorge Correale
Amino acid catabolism has been implicated in immunoregulatory mechanisms present in several diseases, including autoimmune disorders. Our aims were to assess expression and activity of enzymes involved in Trp and Arg catabolism, as well as to investigate amino acid catabolism effects on the immune system of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. To this end, 40 MS patients, 30 healthy control subjects, and 30 patients with other inflammatory neurological diseases were studied. Expression and activity of enzymes involved in Trp and Arg catabolism (IDO1, IDO2, Trp 2,3-dioxygenase [TDO], arginase [ARG] 1, ARG2, inducible NO synthetase) were evaluated in PBMCs...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127945/in-vivo-conversion-of-astrocytes-to-myelinating-cells-by-mir-302-367-and-valproate-to-enhance-myelin-repair
#19
Maryam Ghasemi-Kasman, Leila Zare, Hossein Baharvand, Mohammad Javan
Enhancement of repair potential for degenerative brain diseases has been a research priority during recent years. Considering recent advancements in the field of direct transdifferentiation, conversion of astrocytes as a prominent component of glial scars to the progenitor cells that contribute to the repair mechanisms seems interesting. Recently, we have reported miR-302/367-mediated in vivo conversion of astrocytes into neuroblasts and neurons. In the current study, we used miR-302/367 and valproate (VPA) to show the possibility of conversion of astrocytes to oligodendrocyte progenitor cells and myelinating cells in a cuprizone (CPZ)-induced model of demyelination...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108290/pmp22-mutant-allele-specific-sirna-alleviates-demyelinating-neuropathic-phenotype-in-vivo
#20
Ji-Su Lee, Eun Hyuk Chang, Ok Jae Koo, Dong Hwan Jwa, Won Min Mo, Geon Kwak, Hyo Won Moon, Hwan Tae Park, Young Bin Hong, Byung-Ok Choi
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is a genetic disorder that can be caused by aberrations in >80 genes. CMT has heterogeneous modes of inheritance, including autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, X-linked dominant, and X-linked recessive. Over 95% of cases are dominantly inherited. In this study, we investigated whether regulation of a mutant allele by an allele-specific small interfering RNA (siRNA) can alleviate the demyelinating neuropathic phenotype of CMT. We designed 19 different allele-specific siRNAs for Trembler J (Tr-J) mice harboring a naturally occurring mutation (Leu16Pro) in Pmp22...
January 17, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
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