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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680036/behavioral-abnormalities-with-disruption-of-brain-structure-in-mice-overexpressing-vgf
#1
Takahiro Mizoguchi, Hiroko Minakuchi, Mitsue Ishisaka, Kazuhiro Tsuruma, Masamitsu Shimazawa, Hideaki Hara
VGF nerve growth factor inducible (VGF) is a neuropeptide induced by nerve growth factor and brain-derived neurotrophic factor. This peptide is involved in synaptic plasticity, neurogenesis, and neurite growth in the brain. Patients with depression and bipolar disorder have lower-than-normal levels of VGF, whereas patients with schizophrenia and other cohorts of patients with depression have higher-than-normal levels. VGF knockout mice display behavioral abnormalities such as higher depressive behavior and memory dysfunction...
July 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639574/mir-551b-5p-contributes-to-pathogenesis-of-vein-graft-failure-via-upregulating-early-growth-response-1-expression
#2
Ran Dong, Kui Zhang, Yue-Li Wang, Feng Zhang, Jian Cao, Ju-Bing Zheng, Hong-Jia Zhang
BACKGROUND: Vein graft failure (VGF) is a serious complication of coronary artery bypass graft, although the mechanism remains unclear. The study aimed to investigate the effects of microRNAs (miRNAs) on the endothelial dysfunction involved in VGF. METHODS: Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were subjected to mechanical stretch stimulation to induce endothelial dysfunction. Genome-wide transcriptome profiling was performed using the Human miRNA OneArray® V4 (PhalanxBio Inc...
July 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635540/reduced-serum-vgf-levels-were-reversed-by-antidepressant-treatment-in-depressed-patients
#3
Haitang Jiang, Suzhen Chen, Na Lu, Yingying Yue, Yingying Yin, Yuqun Zhang, Wenhao Jiang, Jinfeng Liang, Yonggui Yuan
OBJECTIVES: VGF, a non-acronymic neuropeptide, is important in the pathogenesis of major depressive disorder (MDD) and in the functioning and efficacy of some antidepressant drugs. In this study we assessed whether serum VGF levels change in MDD patients and if antidepressant treatments can restore these changes. METHODS: We measured serum VGF concentrations using sandwich ELISA in drug-free MDD patients before treatment began (n = 26) and at 8 weeks after antidepressant treatment (n = 26) with escitalopram and duloxetine, two common antidepressants...
September 22, 2016: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626390/profiles-of-vgf-peptides-in-the-rat-brain-and-their-modulations-after-phencyclidine-treatment
#4
Barbara Noli, Fabrizio Sanna, Carla Brancia, Filomena D'Amato, Barbara Manconi, Federica Vincenzoni, Irene Messana, Maria R Melis, Antonio Argiolas, Gian-Luca Ferri, Cristina Cocco
From the VGF precursor protein originate several low molecular weight peptides, whose distribution in the brain and blood circulation is not entirely known. Among the VGF peptides, those containing the N-terminus portion were altered in the cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) and hypothalamus of schizophrenia patients. "Hence, we aimed to better investigate the involvement of the VGF peptides in schizophrenia by studying their localization in the brain regions relevant for the disease, and revealing their possible modulations in response to certain neuronal alterations occurring in schizophrenia"...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594546/neuropeptide-vgf-c-terminal-peptide-tlqp-62-alleviates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-memory-deficits-and-anxiety-like-and-depression-like-behaviors-in-mice-the-role-of-bdnf-trkb-signaling
#5
Chenli Li, Mengmeng Li, Hanjie Yu, Xinbei Shen, Jinting Wang, Xin Sun, Qinwen Wang, Chuang Wang
Peripheral inflammatory responses affect central nervous system (CNS) function, manifesting in symptoms of memory deficits, depression, and anxiety. Previous studies have revealed that neuropeptide VGF (nonacronymic) C-terminal peptide TLQP-62 rapidly reinforces brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)/tropomyosin receptor kinase B (TrkB) signaling, regulating memory consolidation and antidepressant-like action. However, whether it is beneficial for lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced neuropsychiatric dysfunction in mice is unknown...
June 21, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439815/the-effects-of-voluntary-physical-exercise-activated-neurotrophic-signaling-in-rat-hippocampus-on-mrna-levels-of-downstream-signaling-molecules
#6
Christina A E Solvsten, Tina F Daugaard, Yonglun Luo, Frank de Paoli, Jane H Christensen, Anders L Nielsen
Physical exercise results in the increased expression of neurotrophic factors and the subsequent induction of signal transduction cascades with a positive impact on neuronal functions. In this study, we used a voluntary physical exercise rat model to determine correlations in hippocampus mRNA expression of the neurotropic factors Bdnf, VegfA, and Igf1; their receptors TrkB, Igf1R, VegfR1, and VegfrR2; and downstream signal transducers Creb, Syn1, and Vgf. In hippocampi of physically exercised rats, the mRNA expression levels of Bdnf transcript 4 (Bdnf-t4), VegfA, and Igf1, as well as VegfR1, TrkB, Creb, Vgf, and Syn1, were increased...
June 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424618/pharmacological-and-biochemical-characterization-of-tlqp-21-activation-of-a-binding-site-on-cho-cells
#7
Laura Molteni, Laura Rizzi, Elena Bresciani, Roberta Possenti, Pamela Petrocchi Passeri, Corrado Ghè, Giampiero Muccioli, Jean-Alain Fehrentz, Pascal Verdié, Jean Martinez, Robert J Omeljaniuk, Giuseppe Biagini, Anna Binda, Ilaria Rivolta, Vittorio Locatelli, Antonio Torsello
VGF is a propeptide of 617 amino acids expressed throughout the central and the peripheral nervous system. VGF and peptides derived from its processing have been found in dense core vesicles and are released from neuronal and neuroendocrine cells via the regulated secretory pathway. Among VGF-derived neuropeptides, TLQP-21 (VGF(556-576)) has raised a huge interest and is one of most studied. TLQP-21 is a multifunctional neuropeptide involved in the control of several physiological functions, potentially including energy homeostasis, pain modulation, stress responsiveness and reproduction...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385888/modeling-and-high-throughput-experimental-data-uncover-the-mechanisms-underlying-fshb-gene-sensitivity-to-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-pulse-frequency
#8
Estee Stern, Frederique Ruf-Zamojski, Lisa Zalepa-King, Hanna Pincas, Soon Gang Choi, Charles S Peskin, Fernand Hayot, Judith L Turgeon, Stuart C Sealfon
Neuroendocrine control of reproduction by brain-secreted pulses of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) represents a longstanding puzzle about extracellular signal decoding mechanisms. GnRH regulates the pituitary gonadotropin's follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH), both of which are heterodimers specified by unique β subunits (FSHβ/LHβ). Contrary to Lhb, Fshb gene induction has a preference for low-frequency GnRH pulses. To clarify the underlying regulatory mechanisms, we developed three biologically anchored mathematical models: 1) parallel activation of Fshb inhibitory factors (e...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381546/expression-of-neuroendocrine-factor-vgf-in-lung-cancer-cells-confers-resistance-to-egfr-kinase-inhibitors-and-triggers-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
#9
Wen Hwang, Yu-Fan Chiu, Ming-Han Kuo, Kuan-Lin Lee, An-Chun Lee, Chia-Cherng Yu, Junn-Liang Chang, Wen-Chien Huang, Shih-Hsin Hsiao, Sey-En Lin, Yu-Ting Chou
Mutations in EGFR drive tumor growth but render tumor cells sensitive to treatment with EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI). Phenotypic alteration in epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) has been linked to the TKI resistance in lung adenocarcinoma. However, the mechanism underlying this resistance remains unclear. Here we report that high expression of a neuroendocrine factor termed VGF induces the transcription factor TWIST1 to facilitate TKI resistance, EMT, and cancer dissemination in a subset of lung adenocarcinoma cells...
April 5, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351853/pharmaceutical-characterization-of-tropomyosin-receptor-kinase-b-agonistic-antibodies-on-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-hips-cell-derived-neurons
#10
Stefanie Traub, Heiko Stahl, Holger Rosenbrock, Eric Simon, Lore Florin, Lisa Hospach, Stefan Hörer, Ralf Heilker
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a central modulator of neuronal development and synaptic plasticity in the central nervous system. This renders the BDNF-modulated tropomyosin receptor kinase B (TrkB) a promising drug target to treat synaptic dysfunctions. Using GRowth factor-driven expansion and INhibition of NotCH (GRINCH) during maturation, the so-called GRINCH neurons were derived from human-induced pluripotent stem cells. These GRINCH neurons were used as model cells for pharmacologic profiling of two TrkB-agonistic antibodies, hereafter referred to as AB2 and AB20 In next-generation sequencing studies, AB2 and AB20 stimulated transcriptional changes, which extensively overlapped with BDNF-driven transcriptional modulation...
June 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293542/whole-genome-sequence-and-phylogenetic-analysis-show-helicobacter-pylori-strains-from-latin-america-have-followed-a-unique-evolution-pathway
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Zilia Y Muñoz-Ramírez, Alfonso Mendez-Tenorio, Ikuko Kato, Maria M Bravo, Cosmeri Rizzato, Kaisa Thorell, Roberto Torres, Francisco Aviles-Jimenez, Margarita Camorlinga, Federico Canzian, Javier Torres
Helicobacter pylori (HP) genetics may determine its clinical outcomes. Despite high prevalence of HP infection in Latin America (LA), there have been no phylogenetic studies in the region. We aimed to understand the structure of HP populations in LA mestizo individuals, where gastric cancer incidence remains high. The genome of 107 HP strains from Mexico, Nicaragua and Colombia were analyzed with 59 publicly available worldwide genomes. To study bacterial relationship on whole genome level we propose a virtual hybridization technique using thousands of high-entropy 13 bp DNA probes to generate fingerprints...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287464/neuropeptide-vgf-promotes-maturation-of-hippocampal-dendrites-that-is-reduced-by-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms
#12
Joseph Behnke, Aneesha Cheedalla, Vatsal Bhatt, Maysa Bhat, Shavonne Teng, Alicia Palmieri, Charles Christian Windon, Smita Thakker-Varia, Janet Alder
The neuropeptide VGF (non-acronymic) is induced by brain-derived neurotrophic factor and promotes hippocampal neurogenesis, as well as synaptic activity. However, morphological changes induced by VGF have not been elucidated. Developing hippocampal neurons were exposed to VGF through bath application or virus-mediated expression in vitro. VGF-derived peptide, TLQP-62, enhanced dendritic branching, and outgrowth. Furthermore, VGF increased dendritic spine density and the proportion of immature spines. Spine formation was associated with increased synaptic protein expression and co-localization of pre- and postsynaptic markers...
March 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219951/generation-of-thalamic-neurons-from-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
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Atsushi Shiraishi, Keiko Muguruma, Yoshiki Sasai
Thalamus is a diencephalic structure that plays crucial roles in relaying and modulating sensory and motor information to the neocortex. The thalamus develops in the dorsal part of the neural tube at the level of the caudal forebrain. However, the molecular mechanisms that are essential for thalamic differentiation are still unknown. Here we have succeeded in the generation of thalamic neurons from mouse ES cells (mESCs) by modifying the default method that induces the most-anterior neural type in self-organizing culture...
February 20, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213131/nerp-2-regulates-gastric-acid-secretion-and-gastric-emptying-via-the-orexin-pathway
#14
Cherl Namkoong, Koji Toshinai, T M Zaved Waise, Hideyuki Sakoda, Kazuki Sasaki, Yoichi Ueta, Min-Seon Kim, Naoto Minamino, Masamitsu Nakazato
Neuroendocrine regulatory peptide (NERP)-2 is derived from a distinct region of VGF, a neurosecretory protein originally identified as a product of a nerve growth factor-responsive gene in rat PC12 cells. Colocalization of NERP-2 with orexin-A in the lateral hypothalamus increases orexin-A-induced feeding and energy expenditure in both rats and mice. Orexigenic and anorectic peptides in the hypothalamus modulate gastric function. In this study, we investigated the effect of NERP-2 on gastric function in rats...
April 1, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162522/-291-complement-mediated-effects-of-the-vgf-peptide-tlqp-21
#15
J Cook, K Kitto, M Riedl, C Fairbanks, L Vulchanova
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123945/the-neuropeptide-tlqp-21-opposes-obesity-via%C3%A2-c3ar1-mediated-enhancement-of-adrenergic-induced-lipolysis
#16
Cheryl Cero, Maria Razzoli, Ruijun Han, Bhavani Shankar Sahu, Jessica Patricelli, ZengKui Guo, Nathan A Zaidman, John M Miles, Scott M O'Grady, Alessandro Bartolomucci
OBJECTIVES: Obesity is characterized by excessive fat mass and is associated with serious diseases such as type 2 diabetes. Targeting excess fat mass by sustained lipolysis has been a major challenge for anti-obesity therapies due to unwanted side effects. TLQP-21, a neuropeptide encoded by the pro-peptide VGF (non-acronymic), that binds the complement 3a receptor 1 (C3aR1) on the adipocyte membrane, is emerging as a novel modulator of adipocyte functions and a potential target for obesity-associated diseases...
January 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024880/embryonic-ablation-of-neuronal-vgf-increases-energy-expenditure-and-reduces-body-weight
#17
Cheng Jiang, Wei-Jye Lin, Masato Sadahiro, Andrew C Shin, Christoph Buettner, Stephen R Salton
Germline ablation of VGF, a secreted neuronal, neuroendocrine, and endocrine peptide precursor, results in lean, hypermetabolic, and infertile adult mice that are resistant to diet-, lesion-, and genetically-induced obesity and diabetes (Hahm et al., 1999, 2002). To assess whether this phenotype is predominantly driven by reduced VGF expression in developing and/or adult neurons, or in peripheral endocrine and neuroendocrine tissues, we generated and analyzed conditional VGF knockout mice, obtained by mating loxP-flanked (floxed) Vgf mice with either pan-neuronal Synapsin-Cre- or forebrain alpha-CaMKII-Cre-recombinase-expressing transgenic mice...
August 2017: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893846/cerebellum-transcriptome-of-mice-bred-for-high-voluntary-activity-offers-insights-into-locomotor-control-and-reward-dependent-behaviors
#18
Kelsey Caetano-Anollés, Justin S Rhodes, Theodore Garland, Sam D Perez, Alvaro G Hernandez, Bruce R Southey, Sandra L Rodriguez-Zas
The role of the cerebellum in motivation and addictive behaviors is less understood than that in control and coordination of movements. High running can be a self-rewarding behavior exhibiting addictive properties. Changes in the cerebellum transcriptional networks of mice from a line selectively bred for High voluntary running (H) were profiled relative to an unselected Control (C) line. The environmental modulation of these changes was assessed both in activity environments corresponding to 7 days of Free (F) access to running wheel and to Blocked (B) access on day 7...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877109/npas3-regulates-transcription-and-expression-of-vgf-implications-for-neurogenesis-and-psychiatric-disorders
#19
Dongxue Yang, Wenbo Zhang, Arshad Padhiar, Yao Yue, Yonghui Shi, Tiezheng Zheng, Kaspar Davis, Yu Zhang, Min Huang, Yuyuan Li, Li Sha
Neuronal PAS domain protein 3 (NPAS3) and VGF (VGF Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) Inducible) are important for neurogenesis and psychiatric disorders. Previously, we have demonstrated that NPAS3 regulates VGF at the transcriptional level. In this study, VGF (non-acronymic) was found regulated by NPAS3 in neuronal stem cells. However, the underlying mechanism of this regulation remains unclear. The aim of this study was to explore the correlation of NPAS3 and VGF, and their roles in neural cell proliferation, in the context of psychiatric illnesses...
2016: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798061/impact-of-glucose-control-on-early-vein-graft-failure-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-one-month-angiographic-results
#20
Shinji Ogawa, Yasuhide Okawa, Koshi Sawada, Yusuke Motoji, Yoshihiro Goto, Arishige Kimura, Mototsugu Tamaki, Yutaka Koyama, Masanori Yamamoto, Toshiaki Otsuka, Takayoshi Kato, Syunsuke Fukaya, Tomohiro Tsunekawa, Hideki Kitamura, Shinji Tomita, Takahiko Suzuki
Objectives: To identify factors that determine early saphenous vein graft failure (VGF) within 1 month after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Methods: Seven hundred forty-nine consecutive patients underwent primary isolated CABG with saphenous vein grafts at three Japanese centres from 1 January 2005 to 31 December 2014. According to angiographic findings within 1 month of CABG surgery, 63 patients (8.4%) developed early VGF. We examined the relationships between variables and early VGF by using multivariable logistic regression analysis...
February 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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