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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073836/ionotropic-glutamate-receptors-activate-cell-signaling-in-response-to-glutamate-in-schwann-cells
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Wendy M Campana, Elisabetta Mantuano, Pardis Azmoon, Kenneth Henry, Michael A Banki, John H Kim, Donald P Pizzo, Steven L Gonias
In the peripheral nervous system, Schwann cells (SCs) demonstrate surveillance activity, detecting injury and undergoing trans-differentiation to support repair. SC receptors that detect peripheral nervous system injury remain incompletely understood. We used RT-PCR to profile ionotropic glutamate receptor expression in cultured SCs. We identified subunits required for assembly of N-methyl-d-aspartic acid (NMDA) receptors (NMDA-R), α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid receptors, and kainate receptors...
January 10, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069497/a-modified-collagen-scaffold-facilitates-endogenous-neurogenesis-for-acute-spinal-cord-injury-repair
#2
Caixia Fan, Xing Li, Zhifeng Xiao, Yannan Zhao, Hui Liang, Bin Wang, Sufang Han, Xiaoran Li, Bai Xu, Nuo Wang, Sumei Liu, Weiwei Xue, Jianwu Dai
Due to irreversible neuronal loss and glial scar deposition, spinal cord injury (SCI) ultimately results in permanent neurological dysfunction. Neuronal regeneration of neural stem cells (NSCs) residing in the spinal cord could be an ideal strategy for replenishing the lost neurons and restore function. However, many myelin-associated inhibitors in the SCI microenvironment limit the ability of spinal cord NSCs to regenerate into neurons. Here, a linearly ordered collagen scaffold was used to prevent scar deposition, guide nerve regeneration and carry drugs to neutralize the inhibitory molecules...
January 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059646/irreversible-changes-occurring-in-long-term-denervated-schwann-cells-affect-delayed-nerve-repair
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Giulia Ronchi, Michele Cillino, Giovanna Gambarotta, Benedetta Elena Fornasari, Stefania Raimondo, Pierfrancesco Pugliese, Pierluigi Tos, Adriana Cordova, Francesco Moschella, Stefano Geuna
OBJECTIVE Multiple factors may affect functional recovery after peripheral nerve injury, among them the lesion site and the interval between the injury and the surgical repair. When the nerve segment distal to the lesion site undergoes chronic degeneration, the ensuing regeneration (when allowed) is often poor. The aims of the current study were as follows: 1) to examine the expression changes of the neuregulin 1/ErbB system during long-term nerve degeneration; and 2) to investigate whether a chronically denervated distal nerve stump can sustain nerve regeneration of freshly axotomized axons...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052540/engineered-neural-tissue-with-schwann-cell-differentiated-human-dental-pulp-stem-cells-potential-for-peripheral-nerve-repair
#4
Kathleen Sanen, Wendy Martens, Melanie Georgiou, Marcel Ameloot, Ivo Lambrichts, James Phillips
Despite the spontaneous regenerative capacity of the peripheral nervous system, large gap peripheral nerve injuries (PNIs) require bridging strategies. The limitations and suboptimal results obtained with autografts or hollow nerve conduits in the clinic urge the need for alternative treatments. Recently, we have described promising neuroregenerative capacities of Schwann cells derived from differentiated human dental pulp stem cells (d-hDPSCs) in vitro. Here, we extended the in vitro assays to show the pro-angiogenic effects of d-hDPSCs, such as enhanced endothelial cell proliferation, migration and differentiation...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049030/pregabalin-enhances-myelin-repair-and-attenuates-glial-activation-in-lysolecithin-induced-demyelination-model-of-rat-optic-chiasm
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Danyal Daneshdoust, Mohsen Khalili-Fomeshi, Maryam Ghasemi-Kasman, Davoud Ghorbanian, Mona Hashemian, Mohammad Gholami, Aliakbar Moghadamnia, Amir Shojaei
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease in which more than 70% of patients experience visual disturbance as the earliest symptoms. Lysolecithin (LPC)-induced focal demyelination model has been developed to evaluate the effects of different therapies on myelin repair improvement. In this study, the effects of pregabalin administration on myelin repair and glial activation were investigated. Local demyelination was induced by administration of LPC (1%, 2μL) into the rat optic chiasm. Rats underwent daily injection of pregabalin (30mg/kg, i...
January 1, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041882/lncrna-functional-networks-in-oligodendrocytes-reveal-stage-specific-myelination-control-by-an-lncol1-suz12-complex-in-the-cns
#6
Danyang He, Jincheng Wang, Yulan Lu, Yaqi Deng, Chuntao Zhao, Lingli Xu, Yinhuai Chen, Yueh-Chiang Hu, Wenhao Zhou, Q Richard Lu
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are emerging as important regulators of cellular functions, but their roles in oligodendrocyte myelination remain undefined. Through de novo transcriptome reconstruction, we establish dynamic expression profiles of lncRNAs at different stages of oligodendrocyte development and uncover a cohort of stage-specific oligodendrocyte-restricted lncRNAs, including a conserved chromatin-associated lncOL1. Co-expression network analyses further define the association of distinct oligodendrocyte-expressing lncRNA clusters with protein-coding genes and predict lncRNA functions in oligodendrocyte myelination...
December 28, 2016: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009439/sudan-black-a-fast-easy-and-non-toxic-method-to-assess-myelin-repair-in-demyelinating-diseases
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Benjamin V Ineichen, Oliver Weinmann, Nicolas Good, Patricia Plattner, Carla Wicki, Elisabeth J Rushing, Michael Linnebank, Martin E Schwab
AIMS: The search for novel drugs that enhance myelin repair in entities such as multiple sclerosis has top priority in neurological research, not least because remyelination can hinder further neurodegeneration in neuro-inflammatory conditions. Recently, several new compounds with the potential to boost remyelination have been identified using high-throughput in vitro screening methods. However, assessing their potential to enhance remyelination in vivo using plastic embedded semi-thin sections or electron microscopy, even though being the gold standard for assessing remyelination, is toxic, extremely time-consuming, and expensive...
December 23, 2016: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006841/functional-and-structural-microanatomy-of-the-fetal-sciatic-nerve
#8
Maud Creze, Mazen Zaitouna, Timoh Krystel Nyango, Djibril Diallo, Cédric Lebacle, Marie-France Bellin, Denis Ducreux, Gérard Benoit, Thomas Bessede
INTRODUCTION: The ultrastructure of a nerve has implications for surgical nerve repair. The aim of our study was to characterize the fascicular vs. fibrillar anatomy and the autonomic vs. somatic nature of the fetal sciatic nerve (SN). METHODS: Immunohistochemistry for vesicular acetylcholine transporter, tyrosine hydroxylase, and peripheral myelin protein 22 was performed to identify cholinergic, adrenergic, and somatic axons, respectively in the human fetal SN...
December 22, 2016: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988347/tissue-engineered-nerve-graft-with-tetramethylpyrazine-for-repair-of-sciatic-nerve-defects-in-rats
#9
Feifan Xiang, Daiqing Wei, Yunkang Yang, Haotian Chi, Kun Yang, Yuanlin Sun
A tissue-engineered nerve with tetramethylpyrazine (TMP) was repaired for sciatic nerve defects in rats. A total of 55 adult Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were classified into 4 groups, with 15 rats in each of groups A, B, and C as well as 10 rats in group D. About 1.5cm of a sciatic nerve of the right hind limb located 0.5cm below the inferior margin of the piriformis was resected to form the defects. Four types of nerve grafts used for bridging nerve defects in the SD rats corresponded to the 4 groups: tissue-engineered nerves with TMP in group A, tissue-engineered nerves without TMP in group B, acellular nerve grafts (ANGs) in group C, and autologous nerves in group D...
December 14, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983992/single-injection-of-a-novel-nerve-growth-factor-coacervate-improves-structural-and-functional-regeneration-after-sciatic-nerve-injury-in-adult-rats
#10
Rui Li, Jiang Wu, Zhenkun Lin, Matthew R Nangle, Yi Li, Pingtao Cai, Dan Liu, Libin Ye, Zecong Xiao, Chaochao He, Jingjing Ye, Hongyu Zhang, Yingzheng Zhao, Jian Wang, Xiaokun Li, Yan He, Qingsong Ye, Jian Xiao
The prototypical neurotrophin, nerve growth factor (NGF), plays an important role in the development and maintenance of many neurons in both the central and peripheral nervous systems, and can promote functional recovery after peripheral nerve injury in adulthood. However, repair of peripheral nerve defects is hampered by the short half-life of NGF in vivo, and treatment with either NGF alone or NGF contained in synthetic nerve conduits is inferior to the use of nerve autografts, the current gold standard. We tested the reparative ability of a single local injection of a polyvalent coacervate containing polycation-poly(ethylene argininylaspartate diglyceride; PEAD), heparin, and NGF, in adult rats following sciatic nerve crush injury, using molecular, histological and behavioral approaches...
February 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973754/transplantation-of-embryonic-spinal-cord-neurons-to-the-injured-distal-nerve-promotes-axonal-regeneration-after-delayed-nerve-repair
#11
Wenming Zhang, Xinyu Fang, Chaofan Zhang, Wen Li, Wai Man Wong, Yejun Xu, Wutian Wu, Jianhua Lin
Peripheral nerve injury (PNI) usually results in poor functional recovery. Nerve repair is the common clinical treatment for PNI but is always obstructed by the chronic degeneration of the distal stump and muscle. Cell transplantation can alleviate the muscle atrophy after PNI, but the subsequent recovery of the locomotive function is seldom described. In this study, we combined cell transplantation and nerve repair to investigate whether the transplantation of embryonic spinal cord cells could benefit the delayed nerve repair...
December 14, 2016: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973735/the-role-of-p38alpha-in-schwann-cells-in-regulating-peripheral-nerve-myelination-and-repair
#12
Sheridan L Roberts, Xin-Peng Dun, Gemma Dee, Bethany Gray, Thomas Mindos, David B Parkinson
Myelination in the peripheral nervous system (PNS) is controlled by both positive and negative regulators within Schwann cells to ensure timely onset and correct myelin thickness for saltatory conduction by neurons. Transcription factors such as Sox10, Oct6 and Krox20 form a positive regulatory network, whereas negative regulators such as cJun and Sox2 oppose myelination in Schwann cells. The role of the p38 mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway has been studied in PNS myelination, but its precise function remains unclear, with both positive and negative effects of p38 activity reported upon both myelination and processes of nerve repair...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973708/peot-pbt-guides-enhance-nerve-regeneration-in-long-gap-defects
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Daniel Santos, Paul Wieringa, Lorenzo Moroni, Xavier Navarro, Jaume Del Valle
Development of new nerve guides is required for replacing autologous nerve grafts for the repair of long gap defects after nerve injury. A nerve guide comprised only of electrospun fibers able to bridge a critical (15 mm) nerve gap in a rat animal model is reported for the first time. The nerve conduits are made of poly(ethylene oxide terephthalate) and poly(butylene terephthalate) (PEOT/PBT), a biocompatible copolymer composed of alternating amorphous, hydrophilic poly(ethylene oxide terephthalate), and crystalline, hydrophobic poly(butylene terephthalate) segments...
December 14, 2016: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956620/nogo-receptor-blockade-overcomes-remyelination-failure-after-white-matter-stroke-and-stimulates-functional-recovery-in-aged-mice
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Elif G Sozmen, Shira Rosenzweig, Irene L Llorente, David J DiTullio, Michal Machnicki, Harry V Vinters, Lief A Havton, Roman J Giger, Jason D Hinman, S Thomas Carmichael
White matter stroke is a distinct stroke subtype, accounting for up to 25% of stroke and constituting the second leading cause of dementia. The biology of possible tissue repair after white matter stroke has not been determined. In a mouse stroke model, white matter ischemia causes focal damage and adjacent areas of axonal myelin disruption and gliosis. In these areas of only partial damage, local white matter progenitors respond to injury, as oligodendrocyte progenitors (OPCs) proliferate. However, OPCs fail to mature into oligodendrocytes (OLs) even in regions of demyelination with intact axons and instead divert into an astrocytic fate...
December 27, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927955/gpr126-adgrg6-has-schwann-cell-autonomous-and-nonautonomous-functions-in-peripheral-nerve-injury-and-repair
#15
Amit Mogha, Breanne L Harty, Dan Carlin, Jessica Joseph, Nicholas E Sanchez, Ueli Suter, Xianhua Piao, Valeria Cavalli, Kelly R Monk
: Schwann cells (SCs) are essential for proper peripheral nerve development and repair, although the mechanisms regulating these processes are incompletely understood. We previously showed that the adhesion G protein-coupled receptor Gpr126/Adgrg6 is essential for SC development and myelination. Interestingly, the expression of Gpr126 is maintained in adult SCs, suggestive of a function in the mature nerve. We therefore investigated the role of Gpr126 in nerve repair by studying an inducible SC-specific Gpr126 knock-out mouse model...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879349/ncam1-polysialylation-the-prion-protein-s-elusive-reason-for-being
#16
REVIEW
Mohadeseh Mehrabian, Herbert Hildebrandt, Gerold Schmitt-Ulms
Much confusion surrounds the physiological function of the cellular prion protein (PrP(C)). It is, however, anticipated that knowledge of its function will shed light on its contribution to neurodegenerative diseases and suggest ways to interfere with the cellular toxicity central to them. Consequently, efforts to elucidate its function have been all but exhaustive. Building on earlier work that uncovered the evolutionary descent of the prion founder gene from an ancestral ZIP zinc transporter, we recently investigated a possible role of PrP(C) in a morphogenetic program referred to as epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT)...
December 2016: ASN Neuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876697/galectin-1-in-myelin-repair
#17
EDITORIAL
Mariana Rinaldi, Laura Thomas, Laura A Pasquini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 18, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876000/comparison-of-repair-of-peripheral-nerve-transection-in-predegenerated-muscle-with-and-without-a-vein-graft
#18
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Jamshid Mohammadi, Hamdollah Delaviz, Bahram Mohammadi, Hamoun Delaviz, Parastou Rad
BACKGROUND: Despite substantial research into the topic and valiant surgical efforts, reconstruction of peripheral nerve injury remains a challenging surgery. This study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of axonal regeneration of a transected sciatic nerve through a vein conduit containing degenerated skeletal muscle compared with axonal regeneration in a transected sciatic nerve through degenerated skeletal muscle alone. METHODS: In two of the three experimental rat groups, 10 mm of the left sciatic nerve was transected and removed...
November 22, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865736/ips-derived-neural-progenitor-cells-from-ppms-patients-reveal-defect-in-myelin-injury-response
#19
Alexandra M Nicaise, Erin Banda, Rosa M Guzzo, Kristen Russomanno, Wanda Castro-Borrero, Cory M Willis, Kasey M Johnson, Albert C Lo, Stephen J Crocker
Primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) is a chronic demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS) currently lacking any effective treatment. Promoting endogenous brain repair offers a potential strategy to halt and possibly restore neurologic function in PPMS. To understand how the microenvironment within white matter lesions plays a role in repair we have focused on neural progenitor cells (NPCs) since these are found in lesions in PPMS and have been found to influence oligodendrocyte progenitor cell maturation (OPCs)...
February 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863043/the-g%C3%A2-protein-coupled-receptor-gpr17-overview-and-update
#20
REVIEW
Gabriella Marucci, Diego Dal Ben, Catia Lambertucci, Claudia Santinelli, Andrea Spinaci, Ajiroghene Thomas, Rosaria Volpini, Michela Buccioni
The GPR17 receptor is a G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) that seems to respond to two unrelated families of endogenous ligands: nucleotide sugars (UDP, UDP-galactose, and UDP-glucose) and cysteinyl leukotrienes (LTD4 , LTC4 , and LTE4 ), with significant affinity at micromolar and nanomolar concentrations, respectively. This receptor has a broad distribution at the level of the central nervous system (CNS) and is found in neurons and in a subset of oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs). Unfortunately, disparate results emerging from different laboratories have resulted in a lack of clarity with regard to the role of GPR17-targeting ligands in OPC differentiation and in myelination...
December 6, 2016: ChemMedChem
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