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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637008/cytotoxic-profiling-of-artesunic-and-betulinic-acids-and-their-synthetic-hybrid-compound-on-neurons-and-gliomas
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Annemarie Ackermann, Aysun Çapcı Karagöz, Ali Ghoochani, Michael Buchfelder, Ilker Eyüpoglu, Svetlana B Tsogoeva, Nicolai Savaskan
Gliomas are brain-born tumors with devastating impact on their brain microenvironment. Novel approaches employ multiple combinations of chemical compounds in synthetic hybrid molecules to target malignant tumors. Here, we report on the chemical hybridization approach exemplified by artesunic acid (ARTA) and naturally occurring triterpene betulinic acid (BETA). Artemisinin derived semisynthetic compound artesunic acid (ARTA) and naturally occurring triterpene BETA were used to synthetically couple to the hybrid compound termed 212A...
June 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634450/leonurine-improves-age-dependent-impaired-angiogenesis-possible-involvement-of-mitochondrial-function-and-hif-1%C3%AE-dependent-vegf-activation
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Jia Qi, Jing J Wang, Jun L Duan, Zhao Y Lu, Yang G Yuan
Objective: Advanced age is associated with impaired angiogenesis in part because of mitochondrial dysfunction. We have recently reported that leonurine exerts protective effects in neuron via regulation of mitochondrial function. The aim of this study was to explore whether leonurine is able to attenuate mitochondrial dysfunction and to enhance angiogenesis in old rats with hindlimb ischemia. Methods and Results: At day 14 after surgery, hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1α and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression was decreased in the ischemic muscle of aged animals, which was accompanied by enhanced oxidative stress, increased mitochondrial damage, decreased capillary density, and reduced limb perfusion compared with young mice...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634441/roles-of-pannexin-1-channels-in-inflammatory-response-through-the-tlrs-nf-kappa-b-signaling-pathway-following-experimental-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-rats
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Ling-Yun Wu, Zhen-Nan Ye, Chen-Hui Zhou, Chun-Xi Wang, Guang-Bin Xie, Xiang-Sheng Zhang, Yong-Yue Gao, Zi-Huan Zhang, Meng-Liang Zhou, Zong Zhuang, Jing-Peng Liu, Chun-Hua Hang, Ji-Xin Shi
Background: Accumulating evidence suggests that neuroinflammation plays a critical role in early brain injury after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Pannexin-1 channels, as a member of gap junction proteins located on the plasma membrane, releases ATP, ions, second messengers, neurotransmitters, and molecules up to 1 kD into the extracellular space, when activated. Previous studies identified that the opening of Pannexin-1 channels is essential for cellular migration, apoptosis and especially inflammation, but its effects on inflammatory response in SAH model have not been explored yet...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634005/semaphorin-3e-alleviates-hallmarks-of-house-dust-mite-induced-allergic-airway-disease
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Hesam Movassagh, Lianyu Shan, Jonathan S Duke-Cohan, Andrew J Halayko, Jude E Uzonna, Abdelilah S Gounni
Semaphorins are an essential family of guidance cues ubiquitously expressed in various organs, which play diverse developmental, homeostatic, and pathological roles. Semaphorin 3E (Sema3E), initially identified as a neuronal chemorepellent, is involved in the regulation of cell migration, proliferation, and angiogenesis. However, expression and function of Sema3E in allergic asthma has not been extensively investigated. We determined the expression of Sema3E in the airways and its effect on airway inflammation, hyperresponsiveness, and remodeling as pathological features of allergic asthma provoked by house dust mite in vivo...
July 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633994/t-lymphocytes-infiltration-promotes-blood-brain-barrier-injury-after-experimental-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Xuan Zhang, Wei Liu, Jichao Yuan, Haitao Zhu, Yang Yang, Zexian Wen, Yaxing Chen, Lan Li, Jiangkai Lin, Hua Feng
T lymphocytes migrate into the brain after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and promote cerebral inflammation, thus exacerbating neuronal injury. However, the relationship between of T lymphocytes infiltration and blood-brain barrier (BBB) injury after ICH has not been clarified. In this study, we investigated the spatial-temporal distribution of infiltrating T lymphocytes after ICH in C57BL/6 mice by immunofluorescence and flow cytometry, and the accompanying change rules of BBB permeability were detected by Evans blue dye leakage and tight junction protein expression...
June 17, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629713/the-effects-of-maternal-antidepressant-use-on-offspring-behaviour-and-brain-development-implications-for-risk-of-neurodevelopmental-disorders
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Samuel J Millard, Katrina Weston-Green, Kelly A Newell
Approximately 10% of pregnant women are prescribed antidepressant drugs (ADDs), with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) the most widely prescribed. SSRIs bind to the serotonin transporter (SERT), blocking the reabsorption of serotonin by the presynaptic neuron and increasing serotonin levels in the synaptic cleft. The serotonergic system regulates a range of brain development processes including neuronal proliferation, migration, differentiation and synaptogenesis. Given the presence of SERT in early brain development, coupled with the ability of SSRIs to cross the placenta and also enter breast milk, concerns have been raised regarding the effects of SSRI exposure on the developing foetus and newborns...
June 16, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626003/transcriptional-complexity-and-distinct-expression-patterns-of-auts2-paralogs-in-danio-rerio
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Igor Kondrychyn, Lena Robra, Vatsala Thirumalai
Several genes that have been implicated in autism spectrum disorders are large and have multiple transcripts. Neurons are especially enriched with longer transcripts compared to non-neural cell types. The human autism susceptibility candidate 2 (AUTS2) gene is ~1.2 Mb long and is implicated in a number of neurological disorders including autism, intellectual disability, addiction and developmental delay. Recent studies show AUTS2 to be important for activation of transcription of neural specific genes, neuronal migration and neurite outgrowth...
June 16, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623786/proteolytic-processed-form-of-cxcl12-abolishes-migration-and-induces-apoptosis-in-neural-stem-cells-in-vitro
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Taís Adelita, Roberta Sessa Stilhano, Sang Won Han, Giselle Zenker Justo, Marimelia Porcionatto
The subventricular zone (SVZ) of the adult mammalian brain hosts full potential neural stem cells (NSCs). NSCs are able to respond to extracellular signals in the brain, amplifying the pool of progenitor cells and giving rise to neuroblasts that show ability to migrate towards an injury site. These signals can come from vascular system, cerebrospinal fluid, glial cells, or projections of neurons in adjoining regions. CXCL12, a chemokine secreted after brain injury, reaches the SVZ in a gradient manner and drives neuroblasts towards the lesion area...
June 4, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623323/rufy3-interaction-with-foxk1-promotes-invasion-and-metastasis-in-colorectal-cancer
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Ruyi Xie, Jing Wang, Xuehua Liu, Liqing Wu, Hui Zhang, Weimei Tang, Yueqiao Li, Li Xiang, Ying Peng, Xiaoting Huang, Yang Bai, Guangnan Liu, Aimin Li, Yadong Wang, Ye Chen, Yuexin Ren, Guoxin Li, Wei Gong, Side Liu, Jide Wang
RUFY3 is highly expressed in brain tissue and has a role in neuronal development. Transcriptional factor FOXK1 is involved in cell growth and metabolism. We knew that RUFY3 or FOXK1 has been correlated with the malignant of tumor cells. However, the role of these molecules in colorectal cancer (CRC) progression remains unknown. We investigated the protein expression levels by Western blot, immunofluorescence and immunohistochemistry analyses. The migration and invasive abilities of CRC cells were assessed using shRNA-mediated inhibition in vitro and in vivo...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621713/gpe-promotes-the-proliferation-and-migration-of-mouse-embryonic-neural-stem-cells-and-their-progeny-in-vitro
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Cristina Almengló, Pablo Devesa, Jesús Devesa, Víctor M Arce
This study was designed to investigate a possible role of the N-terminal tripeptide of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-I), Gly-Pro-Glu (GPE), physiologically generated in neurons following IGF-I-specific cleavage, in promoting neural regeneration after an injury. Primary cultures of mouse neural stem cells (NSCs), obtained from 13.5 Days post-conception (dpc) mouse embryos, were challenged with either GPE, growth hormone (GH), or GPE + GH and the effects on cell proliferation, migration, and survival were evaluated both under basal conditions and in response to a wound healing assay...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616754/sexually-dimorphic-distribution-of-prokr2-neurons-revealed-by-the-prokr2-cre-mouse-model
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Zaid Mohsen, Hosung Sim, David Garcia-Galiano, Xingfa Han, Nicole Bellefontaine, Thomas L Saunders, Carol F Elias
Prokineticin receptor 2 (PROKR2) is predominantly expressed in the mammalian central nervous system. Loss-of-function mutations of PROKR2 in humans are associated with Kallmann syndrome due to the disruption of gonadotropin releasing hormone neuronal migration and deficient olfactory bulb morphogenesis. PROKR2 has been also implicated in the neuroendocrine control of GnRH neurons post-migration and other physiological systems. However, the brain circuitry and mechanisms associated with these actions have been difficult to investigate mainly due to the widespread distribution of Prokr2-expressing cells, and the lack of animal models and molecular tools...
June 14, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615204/human-cytomegalovirus-ie2-protein-disturbs-brain-development-by-dysregulating-neural-stem-cell-maintenance-and-the-polarization-of-migrating-neurons
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Dasol Han, Sung-Hyun Byun, Juwan Kim, Mookwang Kwon, Samuel J Pleasure, Jin-Hyun Ahn, Keejung Yoon
Despite the high incidence of severe defects in the central nervous system caused by human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) congenital infection, the mechanism of HCMV neuropathogenesis and the roles of individual viral genes have not yet been fully determined. In this study, we show that the immediate-early 2 (IE2) protein may play a key role in HCMV-caused neurodevelopmental disorders. IE2-transduced neural progenitor cells gave rise to neurospheres with a lower frequency and produced smaller neurospheres than control cells in vitro, indicating reduction of self-renewal and expansion of neural progenitors by IE2...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614238/exome-sequencing-identifies-a-novel-unc5d-mutation-in-a-severe-myopic-anisometropia-family-a-case-report
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Lei Feng, Daizhan Zhou, Zhou Zhang, Lin He, Yun Liu, Yabo Yang
INTRODUCTION: Severe myopic anisometropia has been identified to have heritability, but the pathogenesis of anisometropia still remains obscure. CASE DESCRIPTION: Here, we presented a Chinese severe myopic anisometropia family with 5 members affected. Though using the exome sequencing, we identified a novel mutation in the UNC5D gene (c.1297C>T, p.R433C), which was predicted to have a damage effect on the protein function and kept highly conserved throughout evolution across species...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612523/-protective-effects-of-intraventricular-transplanted-human-umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-damages-in-rats
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Xue Fan, Xiao-Hong Bai, Juan Chen, Qian Wan, Qiang Chen, De-Zhi Mu
OBJECTIVES: To determine the therapeutic effect and protective mechanism of human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hUC-MSCs) on newborn rats with hypoxia ischemic brain damage (HIBD). METHODS: Umbilical cord (3-4 cm) was collected from a healthy male infant for preparation of hUC-MSCs using explants technique. The hUC-MSCs were cultured and labeled with BrdU. The differentiation function of MSCs was identified. Healthy SPF grade neonatal SD rats were randomly divided into sham (n =30), HIBD (n =36) and hUC-MSCs treated HIBD (n =32) groups...
March 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609584/endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-inhibition-triggers-inflammatory-responses-in-the-brain-of-male-rats-exposed-to-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Rosaria Greco, Chiara Demartini, Anna Maria Zanaboni, Fabio Blandini, Diana Amantea, Cristina Tassorelli
Nitric oxide (NO) derived from endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) plays a role in preserving and maintaining the brain's microcirculation, inhibiting platelet aggregation, leukocyte adhesion, and migration. Inhibition of eNOS activity results in exacerbation of neuronal injury after ischemia by triggering diverse cellular mechanisms, including inflammatory responses. To examine the relative contribution of eNOS in stroke-induced neuroinflammation, we analyzed the effects of systemic treatment with l-N-(1-iminoethyl)ornithine (L-NIO), a relatively selective eNOS inhibitor, on the expression of MiR-155-5p, a key mediator of innate immunity regulation and endothelial dysfunction, in the cortex of male rats subjected to transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAo) followed by 24 hr of reperfusion...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608989/seizure-severity-dependent-selective-vulnerability-of-the-granule-cell-layer-and-aberrant-neurogenesis-in-the-rat-hippocampus
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Takeshi Uemori, Keiko Toda, Tatsunori Seki
The pilocarpine-induced status epilepticus (SE) rodent model has been commonly used to analyze the mechanisms of human temporal lobe epilepsy. Recent studies using this model have demonstrated that epileptic seizures lead to increased adult neurogenesis of the dentate granule cells, and cause abnormal cellular organization in dentate neuronal circuits. In this study, we examined these structural changes in rats with seizures of varying severity. In rats with frequent severe seizures, we found a clear loss of Prox1 and NeuN expression in the dentate granule cell layer (GCL), which was confined mainly to the suprapyramidal blade of the GCL at the septal and middle regions of the septo-temporal axis of the hippocampus...
June 13, 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605376/anatomically-inspired-three-dimensional-micro-tissue-engineered-neural-networks-for-nervous-system-reconstruction-modulation-and-modeling
#17
Laura A Struzyna, Dayo O Adewole, Wisberty J Gordián-Vélez, Michael R Grovola, Justin C Burrell, Kritika S Katiyar, Dmitriy Petrov, James P Harris, D Kacy Cullen
Functional recovery rarely occurs following injury or disease-induced degeneration within the central nervous system (CNS) due to the inhibitory environment and the limited capacity for neurogenesis. We are developing a strategy to simultaneously address neuronal and axonal pathway loss within the damaged CNS. This manuscript presents the fabrication protocol for micro-tissue engineered neural networks (micro-TENNs), implantable constructs consisting of neurons and aligned axonal tracts spanning the extracellular matrix (ECM) lumen of a preformed hydrogel cylinder hundreds of microns in diameter that may extend centimeters in length...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603487/the-onecut-transcription-factors-regulate-differentiation-and-distribution-of-dorsal-interneurons-during-spinal-cord-development
#18
Karolina U Kabayiza, Gauhar Masgutova, Audrey Harris, Vincent Rucchin, Benvenuto Jacob, Frédéric Clotman
During embryonic development, the dorsal spinal cord generates numerous interneuron populations eventually involved in motor circuits or in sensory networks that integrate and transmit sensory inputs from the periphery. The molecular mechanisms that regulate the specification of these multiple dorsal neuronal populations have been extensively characterized. In contrast, the factors that contribute to their diversification into smaller specialized subsets and those that control the specific distribution of each population in the developing spinal cord remain unknown...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602919/the-fine-tuning-of-retinocollicular-topography-depends-on-reelin-signaling-during-early-postnatal-development-of-the-rat-visual-system
#19
Rachel Antonioli-Santos, Bruna Lanzillotta-Mattos, Cecília Hedin-Pereira, Claudio Alberto Serfaty
During postnatal development, neural circuits are extremely dynamic and develop precise connection patterns that emerge as a result of the elimination of synaptic terminals, a process instructed by molecular cues and patterns of electrical activity. In the rodent visual system, this process begins during the first postnatal week and proceeds during the second and third postnatal weeks as spontaneous retinal activity and finally use dependent fine tuning takes place. Reelin is a large extracellular matrix glycoprotein able to affect several steps of brain development, from neuronal migration to the maturation of dendritic spines and use-dependent synaptic development...
June 7, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602649/key-features-of-structural-and-functional-organization-of-zebrafish-facial-motor-neurons-are-resilient-to-disruption-of-neuronal-migration
#20
Kimberly L McArthur, Joseph R Fetcho
The location of neurons early in development can be critical for their ability to differentiate and receive normal synaptic inputs. Indeed, disruptions in neuronal positioning lead to a variety of neurological disorders. Neurons have, however, shifted their positions across phylogeny, suggesting that changes in location do not always spell functional disaster. To investigate the functional consequences of abnormal positioning, we leveraged previously reported genetic perturbations to disrupt normal neuronal migration-and thus positioning-in a population of cranial motor neurons, the facial branchiomotor neurons (FBMNs)...
June 19, 2017: Current Biology: CB
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