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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777135/n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-subtype-2b-antagonist-ro-25-6981-attenuates-neuropathic-pain-by-inhibiting-postsynaptic-density-95-expression
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Ling-Er Huang, Shao-Hui Guo, Lalita Thitiseranee, Yan Yang, Yan-Feng Zhou, Yong-Xing Yao
Postsynaptic density-95 (PSD-95) is a synaptic scaffolding protein that plays a crucial role in the development of neuropathic pain. However, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. To address the role of PSD-95 in N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor subtype 2B (NR2B) -mediated chronic pain, we investigated the relationship between PSD-95 activation and NR2B function in the spinal cord, by using a rat model of sciatic nerve chronic constriction injury (CCI). We demonstrate that the expression levels of total PSD-95 and cAMP response element binding protein (CREB), as well as phosphorylated NR2B, PSD-95, and CREB, in the spinal dorsal horn, and the interaction of NR2B with PSD-95 were increased in the CCI animals...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775143/testing-the-effectiveness-and-the-contribution-of-experimental-supercharge-reversed-end-to-side-nerve-transfer
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Mustafa Nadi, Sudheesh Ramachandran, Abir Islam, Joanne Forden, Gui Fang Guo, Rajiv Midha
OBJECTIVE Supercharge end-to-side (SETS) transfer, also referred to as reverse end-to-side transfer, distal to severe nerve compression neuropathy or in-continuity nerve injury is gaining clinical popularity despite questions about its effectiveness. Here, the authors examined SETS distal to experimental neuroma in-continuity (NIC) injuries for efficacy in enhancing neuronal regeneration and functional outcome, and, for the first time, they definitively evaluated the degree of contribution of the native and donor motor neuron pools...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774960/alteration-of-nociceptive-integration-in-the-spinal-cord-of-a-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Keri-Ann Charles, Frédéric Naudet, Rabia Bouali-Benazzouz, Marc Landry, Philippe De Deurwaerdère, Pascal Fossat, Abdelhamid Benazzouz
BACKGROUND: Pain is a major non motor symptom that contributes to impaired quality of life in PD. However, its mechanism is unknown. OBJECTIVES AND METHODS: We sought to identify the pain phenotypes and parallel changes in spinal integration of peripheral stimuli in a rat model of PD induced by lesions of SN dopamine neurons, using behavioral plantar and von Frey tests as well as electrophysiology of the dorsal horn. RESULTS: We show that dopamine depletion by 6-OHDA induced hypersensitivity to mechanical and thermal stimuli...
May 18, 2018: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772575/therapeutic-effect-of-cd4-cd25-regulatory-t-cells-amplified-in-vitro-on-experimental-autoimmune-neuritis-in-rats
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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/29772369/sciatic-neuralgia-caused-by-may-thurner-syndrome-case-report
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Kazuaki Yamamoto, Gakuji Gondo, Hidemitsu Ogino, Tsuyoshi Watanabe, Masahiko Tanaka, Satoshi Tanaka, Taisuke Kawasaki
BACKGROUND: Sciatic neuralgia (SN) is a type of pain commonly associated with lumbosacral radiculopathy. May-Thurner syndrome (MTS) is a disease characterized by venous congestion in the left common iliac vein (LCIV) due to right common iliac artery compression. In this report, the authors describe a case of MTS with SN as the first presenting symptom. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 53-year-old man gradually developed left SN; however, radiological examination showed no causal findings...
May 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770147/koumine-attenuates-neuroglia-activation-and-inflammatory-response-to-neuropathic-pain
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Gui-Lin Jin, Sai-Di He, Shao-Mei Lin, Li-Mian Hong, Wan-Qing Chen, Ying Xu, Jian Yang, Su-Ping Li, Chang-Xi Yu
Despite decades of studies, the currently available drugs largely fail to control neuropathic pain. Koumine-an alkaloidal constituent derived from the medicinal plant Gelsemium elegans Benth.-has been shown to possess analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties; however, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. In this study, we aimed to investigate the analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects and the possible underlying mechanisms of koumine. The analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of koumine were explored by using chronic constriction injury of the sciatic nerve (CCI) neuropathic pain model in vivo and LPS-induced injury in microglia BV2 cells in vitro ...
2018: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768956/-express-attenuation-of-trpv1-by-amg-517-after-nerve-injury-promotes-peripheral-axonal-regeneration-in-rats
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Juan Bai, F U Liu, Li-Fei Wu, Ya-Fang Wang, Xia-Qing Li
AIMS: The main objective was to investigate the effects of the transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily V member 1 (TRPV1) on nerve regeneration following sciatic transection injury by functional blockage of TRPV1 using AMG-517, a specific blocker of TRPV1. METHODS: AMG-517 was injected into the area surrounding ipsilateral lumbar dorsal root ganglia (DRGs) 30 min after unilateral sciatic nerve transection. The number of sciatic axons and the expression of growth associated protein-43 (GAP-43) and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) were examined using semi-thin sections, western blot, and immunofluorescence analyses...
January 1, 2018: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766026/development-of-intrathecal-aav9-gene-therapy-for-giant-axonal-neuropathy
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Rachel M Bailey, Diane Armao, Sahana Nagabhushan Kalburgi, Steven J Gray
An NIH-sponsored phase I clinical trial is underway to test a potential treatment for giant axonal neuropathy (GAN) using viral-mediated GAN gene replacement (https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02362438). This trial marks the first instance of intrathecal (IT) adeno-associated viral (AAV) gene transfer in humans. GAN is a rare pediatric neurodegenerative disorder caused by autosomal recessive loss-of-function mutations in the GAN gene, which encodes the gigaxonin protein. Gigaxonin is involved in the regulation, turnover, and degradation of intermediate filaments (IFs)...
June 15, 2018: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763613/neuroprotective-effect-of-duloxetine-in-a-mouse-model-of-diabetic-neuropathy-role-of-glia-suppressing-mechanisms
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Mona K Tawfik, Seham A Helmy, Dahlia I Badran, Sawsan A Zaitone
AIMS: Painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) is one of the most frequent complications of diabetes and the current therapies have limited efficacy. This study aimed to study the neuroprotective effect of duloxetine, a serotonin noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor (SNRI), in a mouse model of diabetic neuropathy. MAIN METHODS: Nine weeks after developing of PDN, mice were treated with either saline or duloxetine (15 or 30 mg/kg) for four weeks. The effect of duloxetine was assessed in terms of pain responses, histopathology of sciatic nerve and spinal cord, sciatic nerve growth factor (NGF) gene expression and on the spinal expression of astrocytes (glial fibrillary acidic protein, GFAP) and microglia (CD11 b)...
May 12, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763577/comparison-of-the-regenerative-effects-of-platelet-rich-fibrin-and-plasma-rich-in-growth-factors-on-injured-peripheral-nerve-an-experimental-study
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Damla Torul, Mehmet Cihan Bereket, Mehmet Emin Onger, Gamze Altun
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) and plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF) on peripheral nerve injury in the early period of healing. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty Wistar albino rats were used in this study. Rats were divided into control (C), damaged (D), PRF, and PRGF groups. The left sciatic nerves of each group were identified as group C. Crush-type injury was performed on the right sciatic nerves of the D, PRF, and PRGF groups...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762181/intraneural-ultrasound-guided-sciatic-nerve-block-minimum-effective-volume-and-electrophysiologic-effects
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Gianluca Cappelleri, Andrea Luigi Ambrosoli, Marco Gemma, Valeria Libera Eva Cedrati, Federico Bizzarri, Giorgio Francesco Danelli
BACKGROUND: Both extra- and intraneural sciatic injection resulted in significant axonal nerve damage. This study aimed to establish the minimum effective volume of intraneural ropivacaine 1% for complete sensory-motor sciatic nerve block in 90% of patients, and related electrophysiologic variations. METHODS: Forty-seven consecutive American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I-II patients received an ultrasound-guided popliteal intraneural nerve block following the up-and-down biased coin design...
May 15, 2018: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756651/optical-signature-of-nerve-tissue-exploratory-ex-vivo-study-comparing-optical-histological-and-molecular-characteristics-of-different-adipose-and-nerve-tissues
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Andrea J R Balthasar, Torre M Bydlon, Hans Ippel, Marjolein van der Voort, Benno H W Hendriks, Gerald W Lucassen, Geert-Jan van Geffen, Maarten van Kleef, Paul van Dijk, Arno Lataster
BACKGROUND: During several anesthesiological procedures, needles are inserted through the skin of a patient to target nerves. In most cases, the needle traverses several tissues-skin, subcutaneous adipose tissue, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels-to reach the target nerve. A clear identification of the target nerve can improve the success of the nerve block and reduce the rate of complications. This may be accomplished with diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) which can provide a quantitative measure of the tissue composition...
May 14, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755607/risk-factors-for-the-development-of-nerve-palsy-following-primary-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Shunsuke Kawano, Motoki Sonohata, Masaru Kitajima, Masaaki Mawatari
Background: Nerve palsy following total hip arthroplasty (THA) is a complication that worsens the functional prognosis. The present study analyzed the risk factors of nerve palsy following THA. Methods: The subjects of this study included 6,123 cases in which primary THA was performed under spinal anesthesia with cementless implants used in the posterolateral approach. Results: Fourteen cases (0.22%) developed nerve palsy following THA, all of which involved palsy of the entire peroneal nerve region...
2018: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752233/electro-physiology-of-coupling-model-and-its-impact-on-naja-kaouthia-venom-treated-sciatic-nerves-of-toad
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H K Das, P P Sahu
Demyelination in peripheral nerves causes dysfunction of slowing down and stoppage of nerve impulses causing many neurological diseases, such as chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, Guillain-Barre syndrome, etc. This paper aims to develop a recovery model having interaction of a demyelinated nerve with a normal myelinated nerve. We validated the model by coupling between peripheral nerve of toad (demyelinated with Naja kaouthia venom) and a normal nerve of toad. An increase in both nerve conduction velocity as well as compound action potential amplitude is observed in the repetition of the experiments indicating gradual recovery of the patients...
May 2018: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751848/differentiation-of-adipose-derived-stem-cells-into-schwann-cell-like-cells-through-intermittent-induction-potential-advantage-of-cellular-transient-memory-function
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Xun Sun, Yun Zhu, He-Yong Yin, Zhi-Yuan Guo, Feng Xu, Bo Xiao, Wen-Li Jiang, Wei-Min Guo, Hao-Ye Meng, Shi-Bi Lu, Yu Wang, Jiang Peng
BACKGROUND: Peripheral nerve injury (PNI) is a worldwide issue associated with severe social and economic burden. Autologous nerve grafting, the gold standard treatment for peripheral nerve defects, still has a number of technical limitations. Tissue engineering technology is a novel therapeutic strategy, and mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are promising seed cells for nerve tissue engineering. However, the efficiency of traditional methods for inducing the differentiation of MSCs to Schwann cell-like cells (SCLCs) remains unsatisfactory...
May 11, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751031/scaav9-vegf-165-inhibits-neuroinflammatory-response-and-invasion-of-macrophages-into-the-peripheral-nervous-system-of-als-transgenic-mice
#16
Ying Wang, Yuanyuan Liu, Jingxu Zhai, Weisong Duan, Shuo Sun, Hongying Cui, Xuexiao Chen, Jianwen Ji, Yaling Liu
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder leading to paralysis and death within 3-5 years. Although the vast majority studies focus on the vulnerable neurons, growing evidences showed that the non-neuronal cells contribute to pathogenesis and disease progression. Here, we showed that intrathecal injection of scAAV9-VEGF at 60 days of age could prolong the lifespan of ALS mice. VEGF treatment significantly reduced the number of microglia and inhibited the neuroinflammatory response in CNS...
May 8, 2018: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749025/photobiomodulation-induces-antinociception-recovers-structural-aspects-and-regulates-mitochondrial-homeostasis-in-peripheral-nerve-of-diabetic-mice
#17
Victória Regina da Silva de Oliveira, Diego Pulzatto Cury, Laura Basílio Yamashita, Marcos Vinicius Esteca, Ii-Sei Watanabe, Yoko Fee Bergmann, Elaine Flamia Toniolo, Camila Squarzoni Dale
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN) is a nervous disorder caused by diabetes mellitus, affecting about 50% of patients in clinical medicine. Chronic pain is one of the major and most unpleasant symptoms developed by those patients, and conventional available treatments for the neuropathy, including the associated pain, are still unsatisfactory and benefit only a small number of patients. Photobiomodulation (PBM) has been gaining clinical acceptance once it is able to promote early nerve regeneration resulting in significant improvement peripheral nerves disabilities...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746988/connexin36-expression-in-primary-afferent-neurons-in-relation-tothe-axon-reflex-modality-coding-of-somatic-sensation
#18
J I Nagy, B D Lynn, J M M Senecal, K Stecina
Electrical coupling mediated by connexin36-containing gap junctions that form electrical synapses is known to be prevalent in the central nervous system, but such coupling was long ago reported also to occur between cutaneous sensory fibers. Here, we provide evidence supporting the capability of primary afferent fibers to engage in electrical coupling. In transgenic mice with enhanced green fluorescent protein (eGFP) serving as a reporter for connexin36 expression, immunofluorescence labelling of eGFP was found in subpopulations of neurons in lumbar dorsal root and trigeminal sensory ganglia, and in fibers within peripheral nerves and tissues...
May 7, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743034/glial-cell-line-derived-neurotrophic-factor-gdnf-attenuates-the-peripheral-neuromuscular-dysfunction-without-inhibiting-the-activation-of-spinal-microglia-monocyte
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Fei Xie, Fan Zhang, Su Min, Jingyuan Chen, Jun Yang, Xin Wang
BACKGROUND: Peripheral neuromuscular dysfunctions were found in elderly individuals, and spinal microglia/monocyte plays an important role on this process. This study aims to test whether the glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) could attenuate age-related neuromuscular dysfunction by inhibiting the activation of spinal microglia/monocyte. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into an adult group and an aged group. The aged rats were intrathecally injected with normal saline (NS) and GDNF...
May 9, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742504/mir-142-3p-enhances-cell-viability-and-inhibits-apoptosis-by-targeting-cdkn1b-and-timp3-following-sciatic-nerve-injury
#20
Dong-Mei Wu, Xin Wen, Xin-Rui Han, Shan Wang, Yong-Jian 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
BACKGROUND/AIMS: MiRNAs are involved in phenotype modulation of neural cells after peripheral nerve injury. However, the roles of miRNAs on the survival of dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons have not yet been fully understood. METHODS: In this study, the expression of miR-142-3p was measured in rat DRGs (L4-L6) during the initial 24 hours post sciatic nerve transection by microarray profiling and quantitative PCR. The functional assays including the cell viability, colony formation, cell cycle and apoptosis assays were performed in miR-142-3p mimic or inhibitor transfected cell lines...
May 4, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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