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Brent D Weinberg, Lauren Boreta, Steve Braunstein, Soonmee Cha
Glioblastomas are aggressive brain tumors that frequently recur in the subventricular zone (SVZ) despite maximal treatment. The purpose of this study was to evaluate imaging patterns of subventricular progression and impact of recurrent subventricular tumor involvement and radiation dose to patient outcome. Retrospective review of 50 patients diagnosed with glioblastoma and treated with surgery, radiation, and concurrent temozolomide from January 2012 to June 2013 was performed. Tumors were classified based on location, size, and cortical and subventricular zone involvement...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
Marcos Assis Nascimento, Lydia Sorokin, Tatiana Coelho-Sampaio
Fractones are extracellular matrix structures in the neural stem cell niche of the subventricular zone (SVZ), where they appear as round deposits named bulbs or thin branching lines called stems. Their cellular origin and what determines their localization at this site is poorly studied and it remains unclear whether they influence neural stem and progenitor cells formation, proliferation and/or maintenance. To address these questions, we analyzed whole mount preparations of the lateral ventricle of male and female mice by confocal microscopy using different extracellular matrix and cell markers...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
Naoki Sawada, Takenori Kotani, Tasuku Konno, Jajar Setiawan, Yuka Nishigaito, Yasuyuki Saito, Yoji Murata, Ken-Ichi Nibu, Takashi Matozaki
In the mouse olfactory bulb (OB), interneurons such as granule cells and periglomerular cells are continuously replaced by adult-born neurons, which are generated in the subventricular zone (SVZ) of the brain. We have now investigated the role of commensal bacteria in regulation of such neuronal cell turnover in the adult mouse brain. Administration of mixture of antibiotics to specific pathogen-free (SPF) mice markedly attenuated the incorporation of bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) into the SVZ cells. The treatment with antibiotics also reduced newly generated BrdU-positive neurons in the mouse OB...
March 9, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Jacki L Coburn, Toby B Cole, Khoi T Dao, Lucio G Costa
Adult neurogenesis is the process by which neural stem cells give rise to new functional neurons in specific regions of the adult brain, a process that occurs throughout life. Significantly, neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders present suppressed neurogenesis, activated microglia, and neuroinflammation. Traffic-related air pollution has been shown to adversely affect the central nervous system. As the cardinal effects of air pollution exposure are microglial activation, and ensuing oxidative stress and neuroinflammation, we investigated whether acute exposures to diesel exhaust (DE) would inhibit adult neurogenesis in mice...
March 10, 2018: Archives of Toxicology
Giuseppe Lupo, Paola S Nisi, Pilar Esteve, Yu-Lee Paul, Clara Lopes Novo, Ben Sidders, Muhammad A Khan, Stefano Biagioni, Hai-Kun Liu, Paola Bovolenta, Emanuele Cacci, Peter J Rugg-Gunn
Adult neurogenesis declines with aging due to the depletion and functional impairment of neural stem/progenitor cells (NSPCs). An improved understanding of the underlying mechanisms that drive age-associated neurogenic deficiency could lead to the development of strategies to alleviate cognitive impairment and facilitate neuroregeneration. An essential step towards this aim is to investigate the molecular changes that occur in NSPC aging on a genomewide scale. In this study, we compare the transcriptional, histone methylation and DNA methylation signatures of NSPCs derived from the subventricular zone (SVZ) of young adult (3 months old) and aged (18 months old) mice...
March 5, 2018: Aging Cell
Xiwei Shan, Lyl Tomlinson, Qian Yang, Holly Colognato
The regulatory mechanisms that control neural stem cell (NSC) activation in the adult ventricular-subventricular zone (V-SVZ) stem cell niche have been the focus of intense investigation, yet how the niche first develops and organizes is poorly understood. Here, we examined matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) for potential roles in V-SVZ stem cell niche development. MMP12 was found to promote appropriate niche cellular arrangements, the formation of specialized niche extracellular matrix, and the translational planar cell polarity of ependymal cells that surround and support niche NSCs...
February 28, 2018: Stem Cell Reports
Bing Wen, Feixian Fu, Liangbo Hu, Qiuyi Cai, Junshi Xie
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to clarify the association between subventricular zone (SVZ) involvement and velocity of diametric expansion(VDE) in patients with low-grade astrocytoma and also assessed the clinical outcome of those patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 168 adult patients with newly diagnosed supratentorial low-grade astrocytoma were studied retrospectively. RESULTS: There were 73 patients had SVZ involvement. Patients with SVZ involvement(7...
February 25, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Cláudia Saraiva, Daniela Talhada, Akhilesh Rai, Raquel Ferreira, Lino Ferreira, Liliana Bernardino, Karsten Ruscher
There is a high quest for novel therapeutic strategies to enhance recovery after stroke. MicroRNA-124 (miR-124) has been described as neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory molecule. Moreover, miR-124 is a well described enhancer of adult neurogenesis that could offer potentially beneficial effects. Herein, we used miR-124-loaded nanoparticles (miR-124 NPs) to evaluate their therapeutic potential in an in vitro and in vivo model of stroke. For that, neuroprotective and neurogenic responses were assessed in an in vitro model of stroke...
2018: PloS One
Yujing Zhang, Dan Xu, Hong Qi, Yin Yuan, Hong Liu, Shanglong Yao, Shiying Yuan, Jiancheng Zhang
Enriched environment (EE) has been shown to promote post-stroke neurogenesis and functional recovery. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms remains poorly understood. Male C57BL/6 mice underwent 60-min middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) followed by reperfusion, after which mice were housed in either standard environment (SE) or EE. We found that post-ischemic EE exhibited reduced protein level of nuclear factor κB (NF-κB)/p65 in cytoplasm and increased its expression correspondingly in nucleus at 28 days post-ischemia (dpi)...
February 23, 2018: Brain Research
Xiaoying Wu, Shengqun Liu, Zhenhua Hu, Guosong Zhu, Gaifang Zheng, Guangzhi Wang
Enriched environment (EE) has been shown to promote neurogenesis and functional recovery after ischemic stroke. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms are not fully understood. In this study, C57BL/6 mice underwent middle cerebral artery occlusion (60 minutes) followed by reperfusion, after which mice were housed in either standard environment (SE) or EE and allowed to survive for 3, 4, 6 or 10 weeks. Ipsilateral subventricular zone (SVZ) or striatum cells were dissociated from ischemic hemispheric brains of enriched mice at 14 days post-ischemia (dpi) and cultured in vitro...
February 22, 2018: Brain Research Bulletin
Hai-Ting Zhao, Yu-Hu Zhang, Ying-Hui Zhang, Yue Shen, Yi-Dan Zhang, Fang-Fang Bi, Bo Xiao, Hao Zhang, Wen Ye, Hong-Hai Zhang, Yi-Wei Liao
Neurogenesis in the cerebral infarction after an ischemic event is important to the rehabilitation of patients. However, the mechanism of angiogenesis around cerebral ischemia is not clear. Our study designed to test whether the nerve growth factor (NGF)-P-focal adhesion kinase (FAK) signaling pathway for associations with angiogenesis plays a key role in post-acute cerebral ischemia of rats. Firstly, we implanted the Matrigel, a carrier of basement membrane matrix, into the abdominal skin of rats to identify the relevant components of the NGF-P-FAK signaling pathway related to angiogenesis...
February 16, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
Hyobin Jeong, Vijay K Tiwari
The developing neocortex in the mammalian brain is composed of multiple cell types including apical progenitors (AP), basal progenitors (BP), and neurons that populate three different layers, the ventricular zone (VZ), the subventricular zone (SVZ), and the cortical plate (CP). Despite recent advances, the diversity of the existing cell populations including those which are differentiating and mature, their biogenesis and the underlying gene regulatory mechanisms remain poorly known. Recent studies have taken advantage of the rapidly emerging single-cell technologies to decode the heterogeneity of cell populations at the transcriptome level during cortical development and their molecular details...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
Yanling Zhu, Yang Qiu, Mengjia Chen, Yi Zhang, Li Cao, Zhida Su, Yimin Yuan, Aijun Huang, Yinyan Pu, Cheng He
The neural stem cells (NSCs) of the subventricular zone (SVZ) reside within a specialized niche critical for neurogenesis. Hemopexin, a plasma glycoprotein, has been extensively studied as a heme scavenger at the systemic level. However, little is known about its function in the central nervous system, especially in neurogenesis. In the present study, we demonstrate that deletion of hemopexin leads to neurogenic abnormalities in the SVZ/olfactory bulb (OB) pathway. The lateral ventricle is enlarged in hemopexin-deficient mice, and more apoptosis was observed in Dcx+ cells...
February 15, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Christopher T Rhodes, Giulia Zunino, Shu-Wei Angela Huang, Sandra M Cardona, Astrid E Cardona, Mitchel S Berger, Vance P Lemmon, Chin-Hsing Annie Lin
Histone methyltransferases (HMTs) are present in heterogeneous cell populations within the adult brain including neurogenic niches. Yet the question remains whether loss of HMTs and the resulting changes in histone methylation alter cell fate in a region-specific manner. We utilized stereotaxic injection of Cre recombinant protein into the adult neurogenic niches, the subventricular zone (SVZ) adjacent to the lateral ventricle and the subgranular zone (SGZ) of the dentate gyrus. We confirmed that Cre protein was enzymatically active in vivo and recombination events were restricted to the vicinity of injection areas...
February 13, 2018: Cell Cycle
R Alvarado-Martínez, R G Paredes
One of the regions that constantly produces neurogenesis in the adult brain is the subventricular zone (SVZ), whose new cells migrate to the olfactory bulbs (OB). When the females regulate the copulatory events (paced mating) the number of new cells in the SVZ increases, as well as those observed in the OB 15 days later. However, no changes were observed in the number of cells 45 days after the females paced the sexual interaction. Constant sensory stimulation is an important promoter of cell survival in the OB circuit...
February 6, 2018: Behavioural Brain Research
Mandana Hunter, Nicholas J Demarais, Richard L M Faull, Angus C Grey, Maurice A Curtis
The subventricular zone is a key site of adult neurogenesis and is also implicated in neurodegenerative diseases and brain cancers. In the subventricular zone, cell proliferation, migration and differentiation of nascent stem cells and neuroblasts are regulated at least in part by lipids. The human subventricular zone is distinctly layered and each layer contains discrete cell types that support the processes of neuroblast migration and neurogenesis. We set out to determine the lipid signatures of each subventricular layer in the adult human brain (n = 4)...
February 7, 2018: Scientific Reports
Bin Sun, Eunhyuk Chang, Anna Gerhartl, Francis G Szele
The postnatal subventricular zone (SVZ) harbors neural stem cells (NSCs) that exhibit robust neurogenesis. However, the epigenetic mechanisms that maintain NSCs and regulate neurogenesis remain unclear. We report that label-retaining SVZ NSCs express Eed, the core component of Polycomb repressive complex 2. In vivo and in vitro conditional knockout and knockdown show Eed is necessary for maintaining NSC proliferation, neurogenesis and neurosphere formation. We discovered that Eed functions to maintain p21 protein levels in NSCs by repressing Gata6 transcription...
February 3, 2018: Cerebral Cortex
Sashaina E Fanibunda, Lynette A Desouza, Richa Kapoor, Rama A Vaidya, Vidita A Vaidya
Thyroid hormone is classically known to play a crucial role in neurodevelopment. The potent effects that thyroid hormone exerts on the adult mammalian brain have been uncovered relatively recently, including an important role in the modulation of progenitor development in adult neurogenic niches. This chapter extensively reviews the current understanding of the influence of thyroid hormone on distinct stages of adult progenitor development in the subgranular zone (SGZ) of the hippocampus and subventricular zone (SVZ) that lines the lateral ventricles...
2018: Vitamins and Hormones
Masahide Matsuda, Hidehiro Kohzuki, Eiichi Ishikawa, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Hiroyoshi Akutsu, Shingo Takano, Masashi Mizumoto, Koji Tsuboi, Akira Matsumura
Despite cumulative evidence supporting the idea that gross total resection (GTR) contributes to prolonged survival of patients with glioblastoma (GBM), the survival outcome of such patients remains unsatisfactory. To develop more effective postoperative therapeutic strategies for patients who underwent GTR, identification of prognostic factors influencing survival is urgently needed. Here we retrospectively analyzed prognostic factors for patients who underwent GTR of newly diagnosed GBM, with a particular focus on the influence of the subventricular zone (SVZ) as the tumor location...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Kirsten Obernier, Arantxa Cebrian-Silla, Matthew Thomson, José Ignacio Parraguez, Rio Anderson, Cristina Guinto, José Rodas Rodriguez, José-Manuel Garcia-Verdugo, Arturo Alvarez-Buylla
Somatic stem cells have been identified in multiple adult tissues. Whether self-renewal occurs symmetrically or asymmetrically is key to understanding long-term stem cell maintenance and generation of progeny for cell replacement. In the adult mouse brain, neural stem cells (NSCs) (B1 cells) are retained in the walls of the lateral ventricles (ventricular-subventricular zone [V-SVZ]). The mechanism of B1 cell retention into adulthood for lifelong neurogenesis is unknown. Using multiple clonal labeling techniques, we show that the vast majority of B1 cells divide symmetrically...
February 1, 2018: Cell Stem Cell
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