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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812542/the-effect-of-molecular-weight-and-concentration-of-hyaluronan-on-the-recovery-of-the-rat-sciatic-nerve-sustaining-acute-traumatic-injury
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Sheng-Min Lan, Cheng-Chang Yang, Chia-Lung Lee, Jung-Shun Lee, I-Ming Jou
Acute traumatic peripheral nerve injury remains a significant clinical issue affecting mostly young individuals and their productivity in spite of advances in current medicine. Hyaluronan has been explored in this scenario for its anti-adhesive and high biocompatibility properties for decades. The molecular weight and concentration of the locally applied hyaluronan has been overlooked and not optimized. We used different molecular weights and concentrations of hyaluronan in a rat sciatic nerve crush injury model and found better overall outcomes with high molecular weight (3000 kDa) hyaluronan...
August 16, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809841/measuring-neuromuscular-junction-functionality
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Emanuele Rizzuto, Simona Pisu, Carmine Nicoletti, Zaccaria Del Prete, Antonio Musarò
Neuromuscular junction (NMJ) functionality plays a pivotal role when studying diseases in which the communication between motor neuron and muscle is impaired, such as aging and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Here we describe an experimental protocol that can be used to measure NMJ functionality by combining two types of electrical stimulation: direct muscle membrane stimulation and the stimulation through the nerve. The comparison of the muscle response to these two different stimulations can help to define, at the functional level, potential alterations in the NMJ that lead to functional decline in muscle...
August 6, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806665/a-sequential-delivery-system-employing-the-synergism-of-epo-and-ngf-promotes-sciatic-nerve-repair
#3
Wei Zhang, Gongshe Zhou, Yuan Gao, Yan Zhou, Jianheng Liu, Licheng Zhang, Anhua Long, Lihai Zhang, Peifu Tang
The different mechanisms of nerve growth factor (NGF) and erythropoietin (EPO) in promoting repair of peripheral nerve injuries suggest a potential therapeutic application through the synergism of the two. Yet NGF has also been reported to induce early nerve apoptosis after injury. To utilize the potential synergism of NGF and EPO while minimize the possible defect, in this study, we first confirmed the time dependency of NGF caused nerve apoptosis, and then established a sequential and sustained delivery system for NGF and EPO with poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA), which has been approved by the US FDA for human use because of its injectable, biocompatible, and biodegradable properties...
August 1, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804998/peripheral-nerve-growth-within-a-hydrogel-microchannel-scaffold-supported-by-a-kink-resistant-conduit
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Dena Shahriari, Masataka Shibayama, Daniel Lynam, Kayla Wolf, Go Kubota, Jacob Koffler, Mark Tuszynski, Wendy Campana, Jeff Sakamoto
Nerve repair in several mm-long nerve gaps often requires an interventional technology. Microchannel scaffolds have proven effective for bridging nerve gaps and guiding axons in the peripheral nervous system (PNS). Nonetheless, fabricating microchannel scaffolds at this length scale remains a challenge and/or is time consuming and cumbersome. In this work, a simple computer-aided microdrilling technique was used to fabricate 10 mm-long agarose scaffolds consisting of 300 µm-microchannels and 85 µm-thick walls in less than an hour...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796579/effects-of-localized-x-ray-irradiation-on-peripheral-nerve-regeneration-in-transected-sciatic-nerve-in-rats
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Bo Jiang, Yong Zhang, Jiaju Zhao, Chang She, Xiaozhong Zhou, Qirong Dong, Peiji Wang
Low-dose radiation has been used in clinical and experimental models for the prevention of scarring and for fracture healing. There is evidence that low-dose radiation improves the hormesis of various cell types but little is known about its effects on peripheral nerve tissue. In this study, we investigated the beneficial effects of low-dose radiation on the regeneration of transectional peripheral nerve injury in an experimental rat model. Seventy-two male Sprague-Dawley rats received transection injury to the left sciatic nerves, and the nerves were subsequently sutured by epineurium end-to-end anastomosis to restore continuity...
August 10, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796340/application-of-differentiated-human-tonsil-derived-stem-cells-to-trembler-j-mice
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Saeyoung Park, Yoonyoung Choi, Geon Kwak, Young Bin Hong, Namhee Jung, Jieun Kim, Byung-Ok Choi, Sung-Chul Jung
INTRODUCTION: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can differentiate into various cell types. METHODS: We investigated the potential of human tonsil-derived MSCs (T-MSCs) for neuromuscular regeneration in trembler-J (Tr-J) mice: a model for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A (CMT1A. RESULTS: T-MSCs differentiated toward skeletal myocytes with increased expression of skeletal muscle-related markers (including troponin I type 1, and myogenin), and the formation of myotubes in vitro...
August 10, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795588/feasibility-of-peripheral-nerve-mr-neurography-using-diffusion-tensor-imaging-adapted-to-skeletal-muscle-disease
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Sarah Keller, Zhiyue J Wang, Amir Golsari, Anne Catherine Kim, Hendrik Kooijman, Gerhard Adam, Jin Yamamura
Background Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) of peripheral nerves may provide additional information about nerve involvement in muscular disorders, but is considered difficult due to different optimal scan parameters tailored to magnetic resonance (MR) signal properties of muscle and neural tissues. Purpose To assess the feasibility of sciatic nerve DTI using two different approaches of region of interest (ROI)-localization in DTI scans with b-values 500 s/mm(2), in participants with muscular disorders and in controls...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795058/functional-histopathological-and-immunohistichemical-assessments-of-cyclosporine-a-on-sciatic-nerve-regeneration-using-allografts-a-rat-sciatic-nerve-model
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Amir Amniattalab, Rahim Mohammadi
OBJECTIVES: To study the functional, histopathological and immunohistochemical effect of cyclosporine A on sciatic nerve regeneration using allografts in a rat sciatic nerve model. METHODS: Thirty male white Wistar rats were divided into three experimental groups (n = 10), randomly: Normal control group (NC), allograft group (ALLO), CsA treated group (ALLO/ CsA). In NC group left sciatic nerve was exposed through a gluteal muscle incision and after homeostasis muscle was sutured...
July 2017: Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792625/the-effect-of-full-dose-composite-tissue-allotransplantation-immunosuppression-on-allograft-motor-nerve-regeneration-in-a-rat-sciatic-nerve-model
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Jong Pil Kim, Caroline A Hundepool, Patricia F Friedrich, Steven L Moran, Allen T Bishop, Alexander Y Shin
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to identify which triple immunosuppressive protocols, currently used for vascularized composite allotransplantation in the clinic, will have the best effect on motor function recovery following nerve allograft reconstruction. METHODS: Eighty-eight Lewis rats underwent a 1-cm sciatic nerve allograft transplantation and skin graft from 44 Brown-Norway rats. Group I received 0.9% isotonic saline (control); Group II, 2 mg/kg FK506; Group III, 1 mg/kg FK506 with 15 mg/kg mycophenolate mofetil (MMF); and Group IV, 2 mg/kg FK506 with 30 mg/kg MMF and prednisone...
August 9, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789985/interleukin-8-levels-in-rat-models-of-nerve-damage-and-neuropathic-pain
#10
Junad Khan, Humza Hassun, Tali Zusman, Olga Korczeniewska, Eli Eliav
Interleukin-8 (IL-8) is a pro-inflammatory cytokine that has been shown to play a role in inflammatory and autoimmune disorders. The objective of the present study was to assess the levels of IL-8 in rat serum, dorsal root ganglion (DRG) and the sciatic nerve following four different forms of sciatic nerve injury. The models used to induce the injury included partial sciatic ligation (PSL), chronic constriction injury (CCI), perineural inflammation (neuritis) and complete sciatic transection (CST). Mechanical and thermal hyperalgesia were detected by measuring withdrawal responses from a mechanical stimulus and withdrawal latency from thermal stimulation...
August 5, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782192/the-effect-of-four-types-of-artificial-nerve-graft-structures-on-the-repair-of-10-mm-rat-sciatic-nerve-gap
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Chan Zhou, Bin Liu, Yong Huang, Xiu Zeng, Huajian You, Jin Li, Yaoguang Zhang
Investigating the effect of four types of artificial nerve graft (ANG) structures on rat sciatic nerve defect repair will aid future ANG designs. In this study, fibroin fibres and polylactic acid were used to prepare four ANGs with differing structures: nerve conduit with micron-sized pores (Conduit with pore group), nerve conduit without micron-sized pores (Conduit group), nerve scaffold comprising Conduit with pore group material plus silk fibres (Scaffold with pore group), and nerve scaffold comprising Conduit group material plus silk fibres (Scaffold group)...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782170/short-and-long-gap-peripheral-nerve-repair-with-magnesium-metal-filaments
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Tracy M Hopkins, Kevin J Little, John J Vennemeyer, Jefferson L Triozzi, Michael T Turgeon, Alexander M Heilman, D Minteer, K Marra, David B Hom, Sarah K Pixley
A current clinical challenge is to replace autografts for repair of injury gaps in peripheral nerves, which can occur due to trauma or surgical interruption. Biodegradable metallic magnesium filaments, placed inside hollow nerve conduits, could support nerve repair by providing contact guidance support for axonal regeneration. This was tested by repairing sciatic nerves of adult rats with single magnesium filaments placed inside poly(caprolactone) nerve conduits. Controls were empty conduits, conduits containing titanium filaments and/or isografts from donor rats...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780753/analysis-of-biological-functional-networks-during-sciatic-nerve-repair-and-regeneration
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Meiling Lu, Qiong Cheng, Zijian Fang, Sheng Yi
Peripheral nerve injury is a common disease with a low recovery rate. A better understanding of the molecular changes underlying peripheral nerve injury and regeneration may contribute to the development of novel therapies for the treatment of peripheral nerve injury. In the current study, we analyzed differentially expressed genes in rat sciatic nerve stumps at 1, 4, 7, and 14 days post nerve crush and built biological functional networks at each time point. Our outcomes suggested that "Neurological Disease" involved networks were significant at 1 day post nerve crush, "Cellular Assembly and Organization" involved networks were important at 4 and 7 days post nerve crush, while "Tissue Morphology" involved networks were important at 14 days post nerve crush...
August 5, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780695/quantitative-multimodal-evaluation-of-passaging-human-neural-crest-stem-cells-for-peripheral-nerve-regeneration
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Jian Du, Huanwen Chen, Kailiang Zhou, Xiaofeng Jia
Peripheral nerve injury is a major burden to societies worldwide, however, current therapy options (e.g. autologous nerve grafts) are unable to produce satisfactory outcomes. Many studies have shown that stem cell transplantation holds great potential for peripheral nerve repair, and human neural crest stem cells (hNCSCs), which give rise to a variety of tissues in the peripheral nervous system, are particularly promising. NCSCs are one of the best candidates for clinical translation, however, to ensure the viability and quality of NCSCs for research and clinical use, the effect of in vitro cell passaging on therapeutic effects needs be evaluated given that passaging is required to expand NCSCs to meet the demands of transplantation in preclinical research and clinical trials...
August 5, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780615/a-knock-in-knock-out-mouse-model-of-hspb8-associated-distal-hereditary-motor-neuropathy-and-myopathy-reveals-toxic-gain-of-function-of-mutant-hspb8
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Delphine Bouhy, Manisha Juneja, Istvan Katona, Anne Holmgren, Bob Asselbergh, Vicky De Winter, Tino Hochepied, Steven Goossens, Jody J Haigh, Claude Libert, Chantal Ceuterick-de Groote, Joy Irobi, Joachim Weis, Vincent Timmerman
Mutations in the small heat shock protein B8 gene (HSPB8/HSP22) have been associated with distal hereditary motor neuropathy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, and recently distal myopathy. It is so far not clear how mutant HSPB8 induces the neuronal and muscular phenotypes and if a common pathogenesis lies behind these diseases. Growing evidence points towards a role of HSPB8 in chaperone-associated autophagy, which has been shown to be a determinant for the clearance of poly-glutamine aggregates in neurodegenerative diseases but also for the maintenance of skeletal muscle myofibrils...
August 5, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780471/neuropathic-pain-attenuating-effects-of-perampanel-in-an-experimental-model-of-chronic-constriction-injury-in-rats
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Ravneet Kaur Khangura, Anjana Bali, Gunjanpreet Kaur, Nirmal Singh, Amteshwar Singh Jaggi
The present study explores the pain attenuating effect of perampanel, AMPA receptor antagonist, in chronic constriction injury-induced neuropathic pain. Chronic Constriction Injury was performed by putting four loose ligatures around the sciatic nerve. Pain was assessed by determining mechanical hyperalgesia, cold allodynia and heat hyperalgesia on 7th and 14th day post surgery. Perampanel (3mg and 6mg/kg, p.o.) was administered 30min before pain assessment test on 14th day post-surgery. CCI led to significant development of pain and peak symptoms were observed on 14th day...
August 3, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780039/disruption-of-5-ht2a-pdz-protein-interaction-differently-affects-the-analgesic-efficacy-of-ssri-snri-and-tca-in-the-treatment-of-traumatic-neuropathic-pain-in-rats
#17
Anne-Sophie Wattiez, Amandine Dupuis, Anne-Marie Privat, Maryse Chalus, Eric Chapuy, Youssef Aissouni, Alain Eschalier, Christine Courteix
Antidepressants remain one of the first line treatments prescribed to neuropathic pain patients despite their limited efficacy and/or their numerous side effects. More and more, pharmacotherapy for neuropathic pain has evolved towards the use of therapeutic combinations. The goal of the present study was to assess the efficacy of the combination of antidepressants - selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors-with a peptide (TAT-2ASCV) able to disrupt the interaction between serotonin type 2A (5-HT2A) receptors and associated PDZ proteins...
August 2, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777065/possible-role-of-antioxidative-capacity-of-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-treatment-in-morphological-and-neurobehavioral-recovery-after-sciatic-nerve-crush-injury
#18
Waleed M Renno, Ludmil Benov, Khalid M Khan
OBJECTIVE This study examined the capacity of the major polyphenolic green tea extract (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) to suppress oxidative stress and stimulate the recovery and prompt the regeneration of sciatic nerve after crush injury. METHODS Adult male Wistar rats were randomly assigned to one of 4 groups: 1) Naïve, 2) Sham (sham injury, surgical control group), 3) Crush (sciatic nerve crush injury treated with saline), and 4) Crush+EGCG (sciatic nerve crush injury treated with intraperitoneally administered EGCG, 50 mg/kg)...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776762/vein-wrapping-facilitates-basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-induced-heme-oxygenase-1-expression-following-chronic-nerve-constriction-injury
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Naoya Hirosawa, Kentaro Uchida, Kazuki Kuniyoshi, Kenichi Murakami, Gen Inoue, Masayuki Miyagi, Yusuke Matsuura, Sumihisa Orita, Kazuhide Inage, Takane Suzuki, Masashi Takaso, Seiji Ohtori
The clinical efficacy of autologous vein wrapping for recurrent compressive neuropathy has been demonstrated; however, the underlying mechanisms of this technique remain unclear. Rats were divided into chronic constriction injury (CCI) and CCI + vein wrapping (CCI + VW) groups. Mechanical allodynia was evaluated using von Frey filaments. To identify the neuroprotective factors released from veins, basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) mRNA expression in veins was compared to that in the sciatic nerve...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774648/low-frequency-oscillating-gradient-spin-echo-sequences-improve-sensitivity-to-axon-diameter-an-experimental-study-in-viable-nerve-tissue
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Lebina S Kakkar, Oscar F Bennett, Bernard Siow, Simon Richardson, Andrada Ianuş, Tom Quick, David Atkinson, James B Phillips, Ivana Drobnjak
Mapping axon diameters within the central and peripheral nervous system could play an important role in our understanding of nerve pathways, and help diagnose and monitor an array of neurological disorders. Numerous diffusion MRI methods have been proposed for imaging axon diameters, most of which use conventional single diffusion encoding (SDE) spin echo sequences. However, a growing number of studies show that oscillating gradient spin echo (OGSE) sequences can provide additional advantages over conventional SDE sequences...
July 31, 2017: NeuroImage
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