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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776406/the-effect-of-dpp-4-inhibition-to-improve-functional-outcome-after-stroke-is-mediated-by-the-sdf-1%C3%AE-cxcr4-pathway
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Fausto Chiazza, Harald Tammen, Hiranya Pintana, Grazyna Lietzau, Massimo Collino, Thomas Nyström, Thomas Klein, Vladimer Darsalia, Cesare Patrone
BACKGROUND: Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors (gliptins) are approved drugs for the treatment of hyperglycemia in patients with type 2 diabetes. These effects are mainly mediated by inhibiting endogenous glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) cleavage. Interestingly, gliptins can also improve stroke outcome in rodents independently from GLP1. However, the underlying mechanisms are unknown. Stromal cell-derived factor-1α (SDF-1α) is a DPP-4 substrate and CXCR4 agonist promoting beneficial effects in injured brains...
May 19, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776138/discretization-dependent-model-for-weakly-connected-excitable-media
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Pedro André Arroyo, Sergio Alonso, Rodrigo Weber Dos Santos
Pattern formation has been widely observed in extended chemical and biological processes. Although the biochemical systems are highly heterogeneous, homogenized continuum approaches formed by partial differential equations have been employed frequently. Such approaches are usually justified by the difference of scales between the heterogeneities and the characteristic spatial size of the patterns. Under different conditions, for example, under weak coupling, discrete models are more adequate. However, discrete models may be less manageable, for instance, in terms of numerical implementation and mesh generation, than the associated continuum models...
March 2018: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775896/dysregulated-network-of-mirnas-involved-in-the-pathogenesis-of-multiple-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Sanam Dolati, Faroogh Marofi, Zohreh Babaloo, Leili Aghebati-Maleki, Leila Roshangar, Majid Ahmadi, Reza Rikhtegar, Mehdi Yousefi
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic and organ-specific autoimmune disease in which immune cells act against the myelin sheath, resulting in central nervous system (CNS) damage. It has been revealed that miRNAs can play significant role in the pathogenesis of MS. These regulatory molecules lead to the activation of different signaling pathways, regulation of several transcriptional factors, influencing the differentiation of Th17 cells, development of Tregs and alteration from Th2 to Th1 response in MS. New studies have discovered that dysregulation of miRNAs may trigger abnormal immune responses leading consequently in the emergence of autoimmunity...
May 15, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775564/the-antibody-rhigm22-facilitates-hippocampal-remyelination-and-ameliorates-memory-deficits-in-the-cuprizone-mouse-model-of-demyelination
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Charlene Cui, Jing Wang, Ariana P Mullin, Anthony O Caggiano, Tom J Parry, Raymond W Colburn, Elias Pavlopoulos
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, inflammatory demyelinating disease of the CNS. In addition to motor, sensory and visual deficits, MS is also characterized by hippocampal demyelination and memory impairment. We recently demonstrated that a recombinant human-derived monoclonal IgM antibody, which is designated rHIgM22 and currently in clinical development for people with MS, accelerates remyelination of the corpus callosum in the brains of cuprizone-treated mice. Here, we investigated the effects of rHIgM22 in the hippocampus and on hippocampal-dependent learning and memory in the same mouse model of cuprizone-induced demyelination and spontaneous remyelination...
May 15, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775115/immunofluorescent-localization-of-non-myelinating-schwann-cells-and-their-interactions-with-immune-cells-in-mouse-thymus
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Dailun Hu, Philip K Nicholls, Changfu Yin, Khama Kelman, Qionglan Yuan, Wayne K Greene, Zhongli Shi, Bin Ma
The thymus is innervated by sympathetic/parasympathetic nerve fibers from the peripheral nervous system (PNS), suggesting a neural regulation of thymic function including T-cell development. Despite some published studies, data on the innervation and nerve-immune interaction inside the thymus remain limited. In the present study, we used immunofluorescent staining of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) coupled with confocal microscopy/three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction to reveal the distribution of non-myelinating Schwann cells (NMSC) and their interactions with immune cells inside mouse thymus...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774057/ocrelizumab-a-new-milestone-in-multiple-sclerosis-therapy
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REVIEW
Patricia Mulero, Luciana Midaglia, Xavier Montalban
B cells play a central role in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS): they are involved in the activation of pro-inflammatory T cells, secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines and production of autoantibodies directed against myelin. Hence, the use of B cell-depleting monoclonal antibodies as therapy for autoimmune diseases, including MS, has increased in recent years. Previous results with rituximab, the first therapeutic B cell-depleting chimeric monoclonal antibody that showed efficacy in MS clinical trials, encouraged researchers to evaluate the efficacy of a humanized anti-CD20 antibody, ocrelizumab, in MS...
2018: Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772575/therapeutic-effect-of-cd4-cd25-regulatory-t-cells-amplified-in-vitro-on-experimental-autoimmune-neuritis-in-rats
#7
Feng-Jie Wang, Dan Cui, Wei-Dong Qian
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study aimed to explore whether the adoptive transfusion of autologous CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells (CD4+CD25+ Tregs) has a therapeutic effect on Experimental autoimmune neuritis (EAN) model rats, and it provides new experimental and theoretical bases for the immunotherapy of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS). METHODS: CD4+CD25+ Tregs were sorted from the spleens of rats using immunomagnetic bead separation techniques combined with flow cytometry...
May 14, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772247/internode-length-is-reduced-during-myelination-and-remyelination-by-neurofilament-medium-phosphorylation-in-motor-axons
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Eric Villalón, Devin M Barry, Nathan Byers, Katie Frizzi, Maria R Jones, Dan S Landayan, Jeffrey M Dale, Natalie L Downer, Nigel A Calcutt, Michael L Garcia
The distance between nodes of Ranvier, referred to as internode length, positively correlates with axon diameter, and is optimized during development to ensure maximal neuronal conduction velocity. Following myelin loss, internode length is reestablished through remyelination. However, remyelination results in short internode lengths and reduced conduction rates. We analyzed the potential role of neurofilament phosphorylation in regulating internode length during remyelination and myelination. Following ethidium bromide induced demyelination, levels of neurofilament medium (NF-M) and heavy (NF-H) phosphorylation were unaffected...
May 14, 2018: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772232/hypomyelination-and-cognitive-impairment-in-mice-lacking-cd133-prominin-1
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Mi-Hyun Choi, Ji Eun Na, Ye Ran Yoon, Im Joo Rhyu, Young-Gyu Ko, Ja-Hyun Baik
The CD133 antigen, also known as prominin-1, is a glycoprotein that specifically localizes to plasma membrane protrusions. The precise function of CD133 remains unknown, but it is expressed in various progenitor cells including those derived from the neural and hematopoietic system, as well as different tissues. In the adult mouse brain, CD133 is highly expressed in white matter. Here, we performed immunochemical staining and electron microscopy to demonstrate that mice lacking CD133 (CD133-/- ) exhibit decreased myelin in the corpus callosum, the largest white matter tract in the brain...
May 14, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772200/seeing-is-believing-myelin-dynamics-in-the-adult-cns
#10
Matthew Swire, Charles Ffrench-Constant
Live imaging studies in mice show that adult-born oligodendrocytes and myelin are remarkably stable. Neural activity enhances oligodendrocyte integration, arguing that internode addition rather than alteration represents the mechanism for any experience-dependent cortical myelination changes that might underpin learning.
May 16, 2018: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772046/bilateral-myelinated-retinal-nerve-fibers-associated-with-bilateral-vitreous-cysts-and-solitary-vasoproliferative-tumor-a-new-syndrome
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Nora W Muakkassa, Eric J Schwaber, Nora Laver, Jay S Duker
The authors report a case of a 57-year-old male with high myopia, extensive bilateral myelination of the retinal nerve fiber layer, bilateral vitreous cysts, and a solitary vasoproliferative tumor in the right eye. He underwent pars plana vitrectomy and multiple transpupillary thermotherapy treatments for recurrent vitreous hemorrhages and subretinal exudation from the vasoproliferative tumor. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first description of this constellation of findings and suggests this represents a new syndrome...
May 1, 2018: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771329/regulation-of-the-neuropathy-associated-pmp22-gene-by-a-distal-super-enhancer
#12
Harrison Pantera, John J Moran, Holly A Hung, Evgenia Pak, Amalia Dutra, John Svaren
Peripheral nerve myelination is adversely affected in the most common form of the hereditary peripheral neuropathy called Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease. This form, classified as CMT1A, is caused by a 1.4 Mb duplication on chromosome 17, which includes the abundantly expressed Schwann cell myelin gene, Peripheral Myelin Protein 22 (PMP22). This is one of the most common copy number variants causing neurological disease. Overexpression of Pmp22 in rodent models recapitulates several aspects of neuropathy, and reduction of Pmp22 in such models results in amelioration of the neuropathy phenotype...
May 16, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770132/differing-outcome-of-experimental-autoimmune-encephalitis-in-macrophage-neutrophil-and-t-cell-specific-gp130-deficient-mice
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Kristian Holz, Marco Prinz, Stefanie M Brendecke, Alexandra Hölscher, Fengyuan Deng, Hans-Willi Mitrücker, Stefan Rose-John, Christoph Hölscher
gp130 cytokines are differentially involved in regulating the T helper (H) 17-driven pathogenesis of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), the animal model of human multiple sclerosis. Interleukin (IL)-6 directly promotes the development of TH17 cells through the gp130/IL-6R complex. By contrast, IL-27 has been shown to suppress a TH17 immune response by gp130/IL-27R-alpha (α) receptor ligation. The IL-27-dependent regulation of a TH17 development could be mediated on the level of CD4 T cells. However, because IL-27 also suppresses the secretion of the TH17-driving cytokines IL-6 and IL-12/23p40 in accessory cells, TH17 immune responses may also be controlled by IL-27 on the level of macrophages and/or neutrophils...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769557/nde1-positively-regulates-oligodendrocyte-morphological-differentiation
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Shoko Shimizu, Yugo Ishino, Masaya Tohyama, Shingo Miyata
Oligodendrocytes, the myelin-forming cells in the central nervous system (CNS), undergo morphological differentiation characterized by elaborated branched processes to enwrap neuronal axons. However, the basic molecular mechanisms underlying oligodendrocyte morphogenesis remain unknown. Herein, we describe the essential roles of Nuclear Distribution E Homolog 1 (NDE1), a dynein cofactor, in oligodendrocyte morphological differentiation. In the mouse corpus callosum, Nde1 mRNA expression was detected in oligodendrocyte lineage cells at the postnatal stage...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768974/brain-phospholipid-precursors-administered-post-injury-reduce-tissue-damage-and-improve-neurological-outcome-in-experimental-traumatic-brain-injury
#15
Orli Thau-Zuchman, Rita Noutel Gomes, Simon Christopher Dyall, Meirion Davis, John V Priestley, Martine Groenendijk, Martijn DE Wilde, Jordi Lopez-Tremoleda, Adina T Michael-Titus
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) leads to cellular loss, destabilisation of membranes, disruption of synapses and altered brain connectivity, and increased risk of neurodegenerative disease. A significant and long-lasting decrease in phospholipids (PL), essential membrane constituents, has recently been reported in plasma and brain tissue, in human and experimental TBI. We hypothesised that supporting PL synthesis post-injury could improve outcome after TBI. We tested this hypothesis using a multi-nutrient combination designed to support the biosynthesis of phospholipids and available for clinical use...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768251/balo-s-concentric-sclerosis-an-update-and-comprehensive-literature-review
#16
Ali Amini Harandi, Akram Esfandani, Hossein Pakdaman, Mehdi Abbasi, Mohammad Ali Sahraian
Balo's concentric sclerosis (BCS) is considered a variant of multiple sclerosis characterized by concentric lamella of alternating demyelinated and partially myelinated tissues. It is a rare and a relatively acute condition. Attacks may proceed rapidly over weeks or months, typically without remission, like Marburg's variant, resulting in death or severe disability. However, the majority of cases have a more benign, self-limiting course with spontaneous remission. Magnetic resonance imaging is a primary imaging modality in the diagnosis of BCS...
May 16, 2018: Reviews in the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768188/micropatterned-biodegradable-polyesters-clicked-with-cqaasikvav-promote-cell-alignment-directional-migration-and-neurite-outgrowth
#17
Deteng Zhang, Sai Wu, Jianyong Feng, Yiyuan Duan, Dongming Xing, Changyou Gao
The interplay of microstructures and biological cues is critical to regulate the behaviors of Schwann cells (SCs) in terms of cellular spatial arrangement and directional migration as well as neurite orientation for bridging the proximal and distal stumps of the injured peripheral nervous system. In this study, stripe micropatterns having ridges/grooves of width 20/20 and 20/40 μm were fabricated on the surface of maleimide-functionalized biodegradable poly(ester carbonate) (P(LLA-MTMC)) films by the polydimethylsiloxane mold-pressing method, respectively...
May 13, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766942/thalamus-and-language-what-do-we-know-from-vascular-and-degenerative-pathologies
#18
Rita Moretti, Paola Caruso, Elena Crisman, Silvia Gazzin
Language is a complex cognitive task that is essential in our daily life. For decades, researchers have tried to understand the different role of cortical and subcortical areas in cerebral language representations and language processing. Language-related cortical zones are richly interconnected with other cortical regions (particularly via myelinated fibre tracts), but they also participate in subcortical feedback loops within the basal ganglia (caudate nucleus and putamen) and thalamus. The most relevant thalamic functions are the control and adaptation of cortico-cortical connectivity and bandwidth for information exchange...
May 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766020/amelioration-of-muscle-and-nerve-pathology-in-lama2-muscular-dystrophy-by-aav9-mini-agrin
#19
Chunping Qiao, Yi Dai, Viktoriya D Nikolova, Quan Jin, Jianbin Li, Bin Xiao, Juan Li, Sheryl S Moy, Xiao Xiao
LAMA2-related muscular dystrophy (LAMA2 MD) is the most common and fatal form of early-onset congenital muscular dystrophies. Due to the large size of the laminin α2 cDNA and heterotrimeric structure of the protein, it is challenging to develop a gene-replacement therapy. Our group has developed a novel adeno-associated viral (AAV) vector carrying the mini-agrin, which is a non-homologous functional substitute for the mutated laminin α2. A significant therapeutic effect in skeletal muscle was observed in our previous study using AAV serotype 1 (AAV1)...
June 15, 2018: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763672/using-3d-spatial-correlations-to-improve-the-noise-robustness-of-multi-component-analysis-of-3d-multi-echo-quantitative-t2-relaxometry-data
#20
Dushyant Kumar, Hari Hariharan, Tobias D Faizy, Patrick Borchert, Susanne Siemonsen, Jens Fiehler, Ravinder Reddy, Jan Sedlacik
PURPOSE: We present a computationally feasible and iterative multi-voxel spatially regularized algorithm for myelin water fraction (MWF) reconstruction. This method utilizes 3D spatial correlations present in anatomical/pathological tissues and underlying B1+ -inhomogeneity or flip angle inhomogeneity to enhance the noise robustness of the reconstruction while intrinsically accounting for stimulated echo contributions using T2-distribution data alone. METHODS: Simulated data and in vivo data acquired using 3D non-selective multi-echo spin echo (3DNS-MESE) were used to compare the reconstruction quality of the proposed approach against those of the popular algorithm (the method by Prasloski et al...
May 12, 2018: NeuroImage
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