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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222794/active-induction-of-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-in-c57bl-6-mice
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Gabriella Contarini, Pietro Giusti, Stephen D Skaper
The protocol in this chapter presents a method to actively induce experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), one of the most widely used animal models to study efficacy of potential drugs for treatment of multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis is an inflammatory, demyelinating disease of the central nervous system and the most common cause of chronic neurological impairment in young people. In this model EAE is induced in female C57BL/6 mice by immunization with an emulsion of myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (fragment 35-55) in complete Freund's adjuvant, followed by administration of pertussis toxin in phosphate-buffered saline...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222780/oligodendrocyte-progenitor-cell-cultures-a-model-to-screen-neurotrophic-compounds-for-myelin-repair
#2
Massimo Barbierato, Stephen D Skaper, Laura Facci
The protocol presented in this chapter covers the application of rat cortical oligodendrocyte progenitor cells cultured under conditions of differentiation for the evaluation of agents with potential trophic activity, that is, which are capable of promoting maturation under such conditions. As an example we have chosen a co-ultramicronized N-palmitoylethanolamine/luteolin composite, a formulation described in the literature as possessing anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, and neuroregenerative actions.
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222779/micropatterned-geometry-shape-oligodendrocyte-and-microglia-plasticity
#3
Cinzia Volonté, Adele De Ninno, Susanna Amadio
Cellular adhesion is essential in maintaining multicellular structure by connecting cells to each other in vivo and to a biomimetic substrate in vitro. In this context, one of the first steps toward the comprehension, for instance, of oligodendrocyte and microglia adhesion and migrating behavior consists in discriminating the different morphological features that can be acquired when cells are cultured on diverse surface topographies that mimic an in vivo three-dimensional environment. With this in mind, in this chapter, we describe how to exploit the silicon isotropic topography consisting of line-grating geometries and micropillar structures fabricated on polydimethylsiloxane by soft lithography...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222772/culture-of-neonatal-rodent-microglia-astrocytes-and-oligodendrocytes-from-the-cortex-spinal-cord-and-cerebellum
#4
Stephen D Skaper, Laura Facci
The protocol described in this chapter covers the preparation and culture of enriched populations of microglia, astrocytes, and oligodendrocytes from the cortex and spinal cord of neonatal rat and mouse. The procedure is based on enzymatic digestion of the tissue, followed by the culture of a mixed glial cell population which is then utilized as the starting point for the isolation, via differential attachment, of the different cell types.
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222419/probenecid-arrests-the-progression-of-pronounced-clinical-symptoms-in-a-mouse-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
#5
Nadine Hainz, Sandra Wolf, Artjom Beck, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Thomas Tschernig, Carola Meier
While it has been established that Probenecid (PBN) prevents the onset of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in mice, it is not clear whether it has any effect on already manifest EAE. The aim of this study was therefore to analyze the therapeutic effect of PBN in pronounced EAE. Mice with manifest clinical symptoms of EAE were either treated with PBN or solvent for 20 days, or they were left untreated. The clinical symptoms were monitored daily. Inflammation, demyelination and oligodendrocyte numbers were determined in the spinal cord...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221640/threshold-based-segmentation-of-fluorescent-and-chromogenic-images-of-microglia-astrocytes-and-oligodendrocytes-in-fiji
#6
Sinead Healy, Jill McMahon, Peter Owens, Peter Dockery, Una FitzGerald
BACKGROUND: Image segmentation is often imperfect, particularly in complex image sets such z-stack micrographs of slice cultures and there is a need for sufficient details of parameters used in quantitative image analysis to allow independent repeatability and appraisal. NEW METHOD: For the first time, we have critically evaluated, quantified and validated the performance of different segmentation methodologies using z-stack images of ex vivo glial cells. The BioVoxxel toolbox plugin, available in FIJI, was used to measure the relative quality, accuracy, specificity and sensitivity of 16 global and 9 local threshold automatic thresholding algorithms...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217999/prospects-for-modeling-abnormal-neuronal-function-in-schizophrenia-using-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Iya Prytkova, Kristen J Brennand
Excitatory dopaminergic neurons, inhibitory GABAergic neurons, microglia, and oligodendrocytes have all been implicated in schizophrenia (SZ) network pathology. Still, SZ has been a difficult disorder to study, not only because of the limitations of animal models in capturing the complexity of the human mind, but also because it is greatly polygenic, with high rates of variability across the population. The advent of patient-derived pluripotent stem cells and induced neural and glial cultures has brought hope for modeling the molecular dysfunction underlying SZ pathology in a patient-specific manner...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217681/the-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-shp2-regulates-oligodendrocyte-differentiation-and-early-myelination-and-contributes-to-timely-remyelination
#8
Jared T Ahrendsen, Danielle E Harlow, Lisbet T Finseth, Jennifer N Bourne, Sean P Hickey, Elizabeth A Gould, Cecilia M Culp, Wendy B Macklin
Shp2 is a nonreceptor protein tyrosine phosphatase that has been shown to influence neurogenesis, oligodendrogenesis, and oligodendrocyte differentiation. Furthermore, Shp2 is a known regulator of the Akt/mTOR and ERK signaling pathways in multiple cellular contexts, including oligodendrocytes. Its role during later postnatal CNS development or in response to demyelination injury has not been examined. Based on the current studies, we hypothesize that Shp2 is a negative regulator of CNS myelination. Using transgenic mouse technology, we show that Shp2 is involved in oligodendrocyte differentiation and early myelination, but is not necessary for myelin maintenance...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216454/fibrinogen-in-the-nervous-system-glia-beware
#9
Erin H Norris, Sidney Strickland
Re-myelination of CNS nerves after injury is ineffective. Here, Petersen et al. (2017) show that the blood clotting protein fibrinogen inhibits nerve repair by preventing oligodendrocyte progenitor cells from differentiating into myelinating oligodendrocytes. Targeting fibrinogen or its downstream BMP signaling pathway may help with CNS repair.
December 6, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216327/protamine-neutralizes-chondroitin-sulfate-proteoglycan-mediated-inhibition-of-oligodendrocyte-differentiation
#10
Kazuya Kuboyama, Naomi Tanga, Ryoko Suzuki, Akihiro Fujikawa, Masaharu Noda
Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs), which are enriched in demyelinating plaques in neurodegenerative diseases, such as multiple sclerosis (MS), impair remyelination by inhibiting the migration and differentiation of oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) in the central nervous system (CNS). We herein show that protamine (PRM, also known as a heparin antagonist) effectively neutralizes the inhibitory activities of CSPGs, thereby enhancing OPC differentiation and (re)myelination in mice. Cell-based assays using mouse OPC-like OL1 cells revealed that the PRM treatment exerted masking effects on extracellular CSPGs and improved oligodendrocyte differentiation on inhibitory CSPG-coated substrates...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215724/pericytes-modulate-myelination-in-the-central-nervous-system
#11
Patrick O Azevedo, Isadora F G Sena, Julia P Andreotti, Juliana Carvalho-Tavares, José C Alves-Filho, Thiago M Cunha, Fernando Q Cunha, Akiva Mintz, Alexander Birbrair
Multiple sclerosis is a highly prevalent chronic demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. Remyelination is the major therapeutic goal for this disorder. The lack of detailed knowledge about the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in myelination restricts the design of effective treatments. De La Fuente et al. (2017) by using state-of-the-art techniques, including pericyte-deficient mice in combination with induced demyelination, reveal that pericytes participate in central nervous system regeneration...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213065/modulation-of-microtubule-acetylation-by-the-interplay-of-tppp-p25-sirt2-and-new-anticancer-agents-with-anti-sirt2-potency
#12
Adél Szabó, Judit Oláh, Sándor Szunyogh, Attila Lehotzky, Tibor Szénási, Marianna Csaplár, Matthias Schiedel, Péter Lőw, Manfred Jung, Judit Ovádi
The microtubule network exerts multifarious functions controlled by its decoration with various proteins and post-translational modifications. The disordered microtubule associated Tubulin Polymerization Promoting Protein (TPPP/p25) and the NAD+-dependent tubulin deacetylase sirtuin-2 (SIRT2) play key roles in oligodendrocyte differentiation by acting as dominant factors in the organization of myelin proteome. Herein, we show that SIRT2 impedes the TPPP/p25-promoted microtubule assembly independently of NAD+; however, the TPPP/p25-assembled tubulin ultrastructures were resistant against SIRT2 activity...
December 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212956/icam1-neutrophils-promote-chronic-inflammation-via-asprv1-in-b-cell-dependent-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
#13
Ryder F Whittaker Hawkins, Alexandre Patenaude, Aline Dumas, Rajiv Jain, Yodit Tesfagiorgis, Steven Kerfoot, Takeshi Matsui, Matthias Gunzer, Patrice E Poubelle, Catherine Larochelle, Martin Pelletier, Luc Vallières
Neutrophils contribute to demyelinating autoimmune diseases, yet their phenotype and functions have been elusive to date. Here, we demonstrate that ICAM1 surface expression distinguishes extra- from intravascular neutrophils in the mouse CNS during experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). Transcriptomic analysis of these 2 subpopulations indicated that neutrophils, once extravasated, acquire macrophage-like properties, including the potential for immunostimulation and MHC class II-mediated antigen presentation...
December 7, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212907/role-of-the-ehd-family-of-endocytic-recycling-regulators-for-tcr-recycling-and-t-cell-function
#14
Fany M Iseka, Benjamin T Goetz, Insha Mushtaq, Wei An, Luke R Cypher, Timothy A Bielecki, Eric C Tom, Priyanka Arya, Sohinee Bhattacharyya, Matthew D Storck, Craig L Semerad, James E Talmadge, R Lee Mosley, Vimla Band, Hamid Band
T cells use the endocytic pathway for key cell biological functions, including receptor turnover and maintenance of the immunological synapse. Some of the established players include the Rab GTPases, the SNARE complex proteins, and others, which function together with EPS-15 homology domain-containing (EHD) proteins in non-T cell systems. To date, the role of the EHD protein family in T cell function remains unexplored. We generated conditional EHD1/3/4 knockout mice using CD4-Cre and crossed these with mice bearing a myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein-specific TCR transgene...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212715/bcas1-expression-defines-a-population-of-early-myelinating-oligodendrocytes-in-multiple-sclerosis-lesions
#15
Maryam K Fard, Franziska van der Meer, Paula Sánchez, Ludovico Cantuti-Castelvetri, Sunit Mandad, Sarah Jäkel, Eugenio F Fornasiero, Sebastian Schmitt, Marc Ehrlich, Laura Starost, Tanja Kuhlmann, Christina Sergiou, Verena Schultz, Claudia Wrzos, Wolfgang Brück, Henning Urlaub, Leda Dimou, Christine Stadelmann, Mikael Simons
Investigations into brain function and disease depend on the precise classification of neural cell types. Cells of the oligodendrocyte lineage differ greatly in their morphology, but accurate identification has thus far only been possible for oligodendrocyte progenitor cells and mature oligodendrocytes in humans. We find that breast carcinoma amplified sequence 1 (BCAS1) expression identifies an oligodendroglial subpopulation in the mouse and human brain. These cells are newly formed, myelinating oligodendrocytes that segregate from oligodendrocyte progenitor cells and mature oligodendrocytes and mark regions of active myelin formation in development and in the adult...
December 6, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210074/white-matter-degeneration-in-vascular-and-other-ageing-related-dementias
#16
REVIEW
Yoshika Hase, Karen Horsburgh, Masafumi Ihara, Raj N Kalaria
Advances in neuroimaging have enabled greater understanding of the progression of cerebral degenerative processes associated with ageing-related dementias. Leukoaraiosis or rarefied white matter (WM) originally described on computed tomography is one of the most prominent changes which occurs in older age. White matter hyperintensities (WMH) evident on magnetic resonance imaging have become commonplace to describe WM changes in relation to cognitive dysfunction, types of stroke injury, cerebral small vessel disease and neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer's disease...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210072/chemical-hypoxia-induced-integrated-stress-response-activation-in-oligodendrocytes-is-mediated-by-the-transcription-factor-nuclear-factor-erythroid-derived-2-like-2-nrf2
#17
Nico Teske, Annette Liessem, Felix Fischbach, Tim Clarner, C Beyer, Christoph Wruck, Athanassios Fragoulis, Simone C Tauber, Marion Victor, Markus Kipp
The extent of remyelination in multiple sclerosis (MS) lesions is often incomplete. Injury to oligodendrocyte progenitor cells can be a contributing factor for such incomplete remyelination. The precise mechanisms underlying insufficient repair remain to be defined, but oxidative stress appears to be involved. Here, we used immortalized oligodendrocyte cell lines as model systems to investigate a causal relation of oxidative stress and endoplasmic reticulum stress signaling cascades. OLN93 and OliNeu cells were subjected to chemical hypoxia by blocking the respiratory chain at various levels...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209878/cell-type-specific-spatiotemporal-expression-of-creatine-biosynthetic-enzyme-s-adenosylmethionine-guanidinoacetate-n-methyltransferase-in-developing-mouse-brain
#18
Masanori Tachikawa, Masahiko Watanabe, Masahiro Fukaya, Kazuhisa Sakai, Tetsuya Terasaki, Ken-Ichi Hosoya
Creatine is synthesized by S-adenosylmethionine:guanidinoacetate N-methyltransferase (GAMT), and the creatine/phosphocreatine shuttle system mediated by creatine kinase (CK) is essential for storage and regeneration of high-energy phosphates in cells. Although the importance of this system in brain development is evidenced by the hereditary nature of creatine deficiency syndrome, the spatiotemporal cellular expression patterns of GAMT in developing brain remain unknown. Here we show that two waves of high GAMT expression occur in developing mouse brain...
December 5, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208041/metabolomics-reveals-distinct-antibody-independent-molecular-signatures-of-ms-aqp4-antibody-and-mog-antibody-disease
#19
Maciej Jurynczyk, Fay Probert, Tianrong Yeo, George Tackley, Tim D W Claridge, Ana Cavey, Mark R Woodhall, Siddharth Arora, Torsten Winkler, Eric Schiffer, Angela Vincent, Gabriele DeLuca, Nicola R Sibson, M Isabel Leite, Patrick Waters, Daniel C Anthony, Jacqueline Palace
The overlapping clinical features of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), aquaporin-4 (AQP4)-antibody (Ab) neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), and myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG)-Ab disease mean that detection of disease specific serum antibodies is the gold standard in diagnostics. However, antibody levels are not prognostic and may become undetectable after treatment or during remission. Therefore, there is still a need to discover antibody-independent biomarkers. We sought to discover whether plasma metabolic profiling could provide biomarkers of these three diseases and explore if the metabolic differences are independent of antibody titre...
December 6, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205833/monocarboxylate-transporter-1-and-the-vulnerability-of-oligodendrocyte-lineage-cells-to-metabolic-stresses
#20
Peng Zhou, Teng Guan, Zhao Jiang, Mike Namaka, Qing-Jun Huang, Ji-Ming Kong
AIMS: Oligodendrocytes, especially oligodendrocyte precursor cells, are known to be sensitive to hypoxic and metabolic stresses. Vulnerability of oligodendrocytes is considered a contributing factor to white matter dysfunction. However, little is known about the energy processing characteristics of oligodendrocyte lineage cells under basal and metabolic stress conditions. The aim of this study was to identify the energy requirements and cellular responses of oligodendrocytes at different developmental stages...
December 4, 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
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