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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773872/computational-identification-of-specific-genes-for-glioblastoma-stem-like-cells-identity
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Giulia Fiscon, Federica Conte, Valerio Licursi, Sergio Nasi, Paola Paci
Glioblastoma, the most malignant brain cancer, contains self-renewing, stem-like cells that sustain tumor growth and therapeutic resistance. Identifying genes promoting stem-like cell differentiation might unveil targets for novel treatments. To detect them, here we apply SWIM - a software able to unveil genes (named switch genes) involved in drastic changes of cell phenotype - to public datasets of gene expression profiles from human glioblastoma cells. By analyzing matched pairs of stem-like and differentiated glioblastoma cells, SWIM identified 336 switch genes, potentially involved in the transition from stem-like to differentiated state...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758594/phox2b-is-a-reliable-immunomarker-in-distinguishing-peripheral-neuroblastic-tumors-from-cns-embryonal-tumors
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Sanda Alexandrescu, Vera Paulson, Adrian Dubuc, Azra Ligon, Hart G Lidov
INTRODUCTION: The PHOX2B gene regulates neuronal maturation in the brain stem nuclei associated with cardiorespiratory function, and in the autonomic sympathetic and enteric nervous system. PHOX2B expression is a reliable immunomarker for peripheral neuroblastic tumors, however no systematic evaluation of CNS embryonal tumors was included in the studies. We encountered two cases in which the differential diagnosis included neuroblastoma and CNS embryonal tumor, and we hypothesized that PHOX2B immunostain would be helpful establishing the diagnosis...
May 14, 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715273/neurofibromatosis-type-2-tumor-suppressor-protein-is-expressed-in-oligodendrocytes-and-regulates-cell-proliferation-and-process-formation
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Andrea Toledo, Elena Grieger, Khalad Karram, Helen Morrison, Stephan L Baader
The neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) tumor suppressor protein Merlin functions as a negative regulator of cell growth and actin dynamics in different cell types amongst which Schwann cells have been extensively studied. In contrast, the presence and the role of Merlin in oligodendrocytes, the myelin forming cells within the CNS, have not been elucidated. In this work, we demonstrate that Merlin immunoreactivity was broadly distributed in the white matter throughout the central nervous system. Following Merlin expression during development in the cerebellum, Merlin could be detected in the cerebellar white matter tract at early postnatal stages as shown by its co-localization with Olig2-positive cells as well as in adult brain sections where it was aligned with myelin basic protein containing fibers...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708547/identifying-transcription-factor-olig2-genomic-binding-sites-in-acutely-purified-pdgfr%C3%AE-cells-by-low-cell-chromatin-immunoprecipitation-sequencing-analysis
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Xiaomin Dong, Raquel Cuevas-Diaz Duran, Yanan You, Jia Qian Wu
In mammalian cells, gene transcription is regulated in a cell type specific manner by the interactions of transcriptional factors with genomic DNA. Lineage-specific transcription factors are considered to play essential roles in cell specification and differentiation during development. ChIP coupled with high-throughput DNA sequencing (ChIP-seq) is widely used to analyze genome-wide binding sites of transcription factors (or its associated complex) to genomic DNA. However, a large number of cells are required for one standard ChIP reaction, which makes it difficult to study the limited number of isolated primary cells or rare cell populations...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690885/blockade-of-sustained-tumor-necrosis-factor-in-a-transgenic-model-of-progressive-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-limits-oligodendrocyte-apoptosis-and-promotes-oligodendrocyte-maturation
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Alice Valentin-Torres, Carine Savarin, Joslyn Barnett, Cornelia C Bergmann
BACKGROUND: Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) is associated with several neurodegenerative disorders including multiple sclerosis (MS). Although TNF-targeted therapies have been largely unsuccessful in MS, recent preclinical data suggests selective soluble TNF inhibition can promote remyelination. This has renewed interest in regulation of TNF signaling in demyelinating disease, especially given the limited treatment options for progressive MS. Using a mouse model of progressive MS, this study evaluates the effects of sustained TNF on oligodendrocyte (OLG) apoptosis and OLG precursor cell (OPC) differentiation...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690837/neutralization-of-interleukin-1%C3%AE-following-diffuse-traumatic-brain-injury-in-the-mouse-attenuates-the-loss-of-mature-oligodendrocytes
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Johanna Flygt, Karsten Ruscher, Amanda Norberg, Anis Mir, Hermann Gram, Fredrik Clausen, Niklas Marklund
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) commonly results in injury to the components of the white matter tracts, causing post-injury cognitive deficits. The myelin-producing oligodendrocytes (OLs) are vulnerable to TBI although may plausibly be replaced by proliferating oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs). The cytokine interleukin-1β (IL-1β) is a key mediator of the complex inflammatory response, and when neutralized in experimental TBI behavioral outcome was improved. To evaluate the role of IL-1β on OL cell death and OPC proliferation, 116 adult male mice subjected to sham injury or the central fluid percussion injury (cFPI) model of traumatic axonal injury, were analyzed at 2, 7 and 14 days post-injury...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682587/therapeutic-potential-of-pien-tze-huang-on-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-rat
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Xuemei Qiu, Hui Luo, Xue Liu, Qingqing Guo, Kang Zheng, Danping Fan, Jiawen Shen, Cheng Lu, Xiaojuan He, Ge Zhang, Aiping Lu
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS). There is still lack of commercially viable treatment currently. Pien Tze Huang (PZH), a traditional Chinese medicine, has been proved to have anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, and immunoregulatory effects. This study investigated the possible therapeutic effects of PZH on experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) rats, a classic animal model of MS. Male Lewis rats were immunized with myelin basic protein (MBP) peptide to establish an EAE model and then treated with three doses of PZH...
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681511/a-glial-signature-and-wnt7-signaling-regulate-glioma-vascular-interactions-and-tumor-microenvironment
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Amelie Griveau, Giorgio Seano, Samuel J Shelton, Robert Kupp, Arman Jahangiri, Kirsten Obernier, Shanmugarajan Krishnan, Olle R Lindberg, Tracy J Yuen, An-Chi Tien, Jennifer K Sabo, Nancy Wang, Ivy Chen, Jonas Kloepper, Louis Larrouquere, Mitrajit Ghosh, Itay Tirosh, Emmanuelle Huillard, Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, Michael C Oldham, Anders I Persson, William A Weiss, Tracy T Batchelor, Anat Stemmer-Rachamimov, Mario L Suvà, Joanna J Phillips, Manish K Aghi, Shwetal Mehta, Rakesh K Jain, David H Rowitch
Gliomas comprise heterogeneous malignant glial and stromal cells. While blood vessel co-option is a potential mechanism to escape anti-angiogenic therapy, the relevance of glial phenotype in this process is unclear. We show that Olig2+ oligodendrocyte precursor-like glioma cells invade by single-cell vessel co-option and preserve the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Conversely, Olig2-negative glioma cells form dense perivascular collections and promote angiogenesis and BBB breakdown, leading to innate immune cell activation...
April 6, 2018: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673373/chorioamnionitis-neuroinflammation-and-injury-timing-is-key-in-the-preterm-ovine-fetus
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Ruth Gussenhoven, Rob J J Westerlaken, Daan R M G Ophelders, Alan H Jobe, Matthew W Kemp, Suhas G Kallapur, Luc J Zimmermann, Per T Sangild, Stanislava Pankratova, Pierre Gressens, Boris W Kramer, Bobbi Fleiss, Tim G A M Wolfs
BACKGROUND: Antenatal infection (i.e., chorioamnionitis) is an important risk factor for adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes after preterm birth. Destructive and developmental disturbances of the white matter are hallmarks of preterm brain injury. Understanding the temporal effects of antenatal infection in relation to the onset of neurological injury is crucial for the development of neurotherapeutics for preterm infants. However, these dynamics remain unstudied. METHODS: Time-mated ewes were intra-amniotically injected with lipopolysaccharide at 5, 12, or 24 h or 2, 4, 8, or 15 days before preterm delivery at 125 days gestational age (term ~ 150 days)...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664021/a-tlr-akt-foxo3-immune-tolerance-like-pathway-disrupts-the-repair-capacity-of-oligodendrocyte-progenitors
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Taasin Srivastava, Parham Diba, Justin M Dean, Fatima Banine, Daniel Shaver, Matthew Hagen, Xi Gong, Weiping Su, Ben Emery, Daniel L Marks, Edward N Harris, Bruce Baggenstoss, Paul H Weigel, Larry S Sherman, Stephen A Back
Cerebral white matter injury (WMI) persistently disrupts myelin regeneration by oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs). We identified a specific bioactive hyaluronan fragment (bHAf) that downregulates myelin gene expression and chronically blocks OPC maturation and myelination via a tolerance-like mechanism that dysregulates pro-myelination signaling via AKT. Desensitization of AKT occurs via TLR4 but not TLR2 or CD44. OPC differentiation was selectively blocked by bHAf in a maturation-dependent fashion at the late OPC (preOL) stage by a noncanonical TLR4/TRIF pathway that induced persistent activation of the FoxO3 transcription factor downstream of AKT...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606615/promoting-myelin-repair-through-in-vivo-neuroblast-reprogramming
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Bilal El Waly, Myriam Cayre, Pascale Durbec
Demyelination is frequently observed in a variety of CNS insults and neurodegenerative diseases. In rodents, adult neural stem cells can generate oligodendrocytes and participate to myelin repair. However, these cells mainly produce migratory neuroblasts that differentiate in the olfactory bulb. Here, we show that, in the demyelination context, a small subset of these neuroblasts can spontaneously convert into myelinating oligodendrocytes. Furthermore, we demonstrate that the contribution of neuroblasts to myelin repair can be improved by in vivo forced expression of two transcription factors: OLIG2 and SOX10...
March 27, 2018: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29590634/-mek1-y130c-mice-recapitulate-aspects-of-human-cardio-facio-cutaneous-syndrome
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Rifdat Aoidi, Nicolas Houde, Kim Landry-Truchon, Michael Holter, Kevin Jacquet, Louis Charron, Suguna Rani Krishnaswami, Benjamin D Yu, Katherine A Rauen, Nicolas Bisson, Jason Newbern, Jean Charron
The RAS/MAPK signaling pathway is one of the most investigated pathways, owing to its established role in numerous cellular processes and implication in cancer. Germline mutations in genes encoding members of the RAS/MAPK pathway also cause severe developmental syndromes collectively known as RASopathies. These syndromes share overlapping characteristics, including craniofacial dysmorphology, cardiac malformations, cutaneous abnormalities and developmental delay. Cardio-facio-cutaneous syndrome (CFC) is a rare RASopathy associated with mutations in BRAF , KRAS , MEK1 ( MAP2K1 ) and MEK2 ( MAP2K2 )...
March 13, 2018: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588250/a-novel-role-for-lymphotactin-xcl1-signaling-in-the-nervous-system-xcl1-acts-via-its-receptor-xcr1-to-increase-trigeminal-neuronal-excitability
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Emma V Bird, Tommaso Iannitti, Claire R Christmas, Ilona Obara, Veselin I Andreev, Anne E King, Fiona M Boissonade
Chemokines are known to have a role in the nervous system, influencing a range of processes including the development of chronic pain. To date there are very few studies describing the functions of the chemokine lymphotactin (XCL1) or its receptor (XCR1) in the nervous system. We investigated the role of the XCL1-XCR1 axis in nociceptive processing, using a combination of immunohistochemical, pharmacological and electrophysiological techniques. Expression of XCR1 in the rat mental nerve was elevated 3 days following chronic constriction injury (CCI), compared with 11 days post-CCI and sham controls...
March 26, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546879/cathepsin-d-deficiency-delays-central-nervous-system-myelination-by-inhibiting-proteolipid-protein-trafficking-from-late-endosome-lysosome-to-plasma-membrane
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Da-Zhi Guo, Lin Xiao, Yi-Jun Liu, Chen Shen, Hui-Fang Lou, Yan Lv, Shu-Yi Pan
This study aimed to investigate the role of cathepsin D (CathD) in central nervous system (CNS) myelination and its possible mechanism. By using CathD knockout mice in conjunction with immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry and western blot assays, the myelination of the CNS and the development of oligodendrocyte lineage cells in vivo and in vitro were observed. Endocytosis assays, real-time-lapse experiments and total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy were used to demonstrate the location and movement of proteolipid protein in oligodendrocyte lineage cells...
March 16, 2018: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530791/overexpression-of-mir-219-promotes-differentiation-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-into-pre-oligodendrocyte
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Bahareh Nazari, Masoud Soleimani, Somayeh Ebrahimi Barough, Seyed Ehsan Enderami, Mansure Kazemi, Babak Negahdari, Esmaeil Sadroddiny, Jafar Ai
Oligodendrocytes play critical roles in the central nervous system (CNS) thorough producing myelin sheaths around axons. There are a variety of approaches to produce oligodendrocytes in vitro and in vivo which are a subject of interest in many studies. A new approach to induce this differentiation is using microRNA 219 (miR-219). However, this new approach suffers from a lack of studies regarding the effect of miR-219 on differentiating human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) to oligodendrocytes. This study aimed to assess the impact of miR-219-overexpression on hiPSCs...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29519242/fgf-signaling-controls-shh-dependent-oligodendroglial-fate-specification-in-the-ventral-spinal-cord
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Marie-Amélie Farreny, Eric Agius, Sophie Bel-Vialar, Nathalie Escalas, Nagham Khouri-Farah, Chadi Soukkarieh, Cathy Danesin, Fabienne Pituello, Philippe Cochard, Cathy Soula
BACKGROUND: Most oligodendrocytes of the spinal cord originate from ventral progenitor cells of the pMN domain, characterized by expression of the transcription factor Olig2. A minority of oligodendrocytes is also recognized to emerge from dorsal progenitors during fetal development. The prevailing view is that generation of ventral oligodendrocytes depends on Sonic hedgehog (Shh) while dorsal oligodendrocytes develop under the influence of Fibroblast Growth Factors (FGFs). RESULTS: Using the well-established model of the chicken embryo, we show that ventral spinal progenitor cells activate FGF signaling at the onset of oligodendrocyte precursor cell (OPC) generation...
March 8, 2018: Neural Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29500351/nfat-calcineurin-signaling-promotes-oligodendrocyte-differentiation-and-myelination-by-transcription-factor-network-tuning
#17
Matthias Weider, Laura Julia Starost, Katharina Groll, Melanie Küspert, Elisabeth Sock, Miriam Wedel, Franziska Fröb, Christian Schmitt, Tina Baroti, Anna C Hartwig, Simone Hillgärtner, Sandra Piefke, Tanja Fadler, Marc Ehrlich, Corinna Ehlert, Martin Stehling, Stefanie Albrecht, Ammar Jabali, Hans R Schöler, Jürgen Winkler, Tanja Kuhlmann, Michael Wegner
Oligodendrocytes produce myelin for rapid transmission and saltatory conduction of action potentials in the vertebrate central nervous system. Activation of the myelination program requires several transcription factors including Sox10, Olig2, and Nkx2.2. Functional interactions among them are poorly understood and important components of the regulatory network are still unknown. Here, we identify Nfat proteins as Sox10 targets and regulators of oligodendroglial differentiation in rodents and humans. Overall levels and nuclear fraction increase during differentiation...
March 2, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29497365/olig2-lineage-astrocytes-a-distinct-subtype-of-astrocytes-that-differs-from-gfap-astrocytes
#18
Kouko Tatsumi, Ayami Isonishi, Miwako Yamasaki, Yoshie Kawabe, Shoko Morita-Takemura, Kazuki Nakahara, Yuki Terada, Takeaki Shinjo, Hiroaki Okuda, Tatsuhide Tanaka, Akio Wanaka
Astrocytes are the most abundant glia cell type in the central nervous system (CNS), and are known to constitute heterogeneous populations that differ in their morphology, gene expression and function. Although glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) is the cardinal cytological marker of CNS astrocytes, GFAP-negative astrocytes can easily be found in the adult CNS. Astrocytes are also allocated to spatially distinct regional domains during development. This regional heterogeneity suggests that they help to coordinate post-natal neural circuit formation and thereby to regulate eventual neuronal activity...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29479338/the-effects-of-low-dose-bisphenol-a-and-bisphenol-f-on-neural-differentiation-of-a-fetal-brain-derived-neural-progenitor-cell-line
#19
Yuki Fujiwara, Wataru Miyazaki, Noriyuki Koibuchi, Takahiko Katoh
Environmental chemicals are known to disrupt the endocrine system in humans and to have adverse effects on several organs including the developing brain. Recent studies indicate that exposure to environmental chemicals during gestation can interfere with neuronal differentiation, subsequently affecting normal brain development in newborns. Xenoestrogen, bisphenol A (BPA), which is widely used in plastic products, is one such chemical. Adverse effects of exposure to BPA during pre- and postnatal periods include the disruption of brain function...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471717/differential-response-in-novel-stem-cell-niches-of-the-brain-following-cervical-spinal-cord-injury-and-traumatic-brain-injury
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Aditi Falnikar, Jarred Stratton, Ruihe Lin, Carrie E Andrews, Ashley Tyburski, Victoria A Trovillion, Chelsea Gottschalk, Biswarup Ghosh, Lorraine Iacovitti, Melanie B Elliott, Angelo C Lepore
Populations of neural stem cells (NSCs) reside in a number of defined niches in the adult CNS where they continually give rise to mature cell types throughout life, including newly-born neurons. In addition to prototypical niches of the subventricular zone and subgranular zone of the hippocampal dentate gyrus, novel stem cell niches that are also neurogenic have recently been identified in multiple midline structures, including circumventricular organs (CVOs) of the brain. These resident NSCs may have the potential for reparative processes in pathologies such as traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) and traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
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