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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308618/co-transplantation-of-human-neurotrophic-factor-secreting-cells-and-adipose-derived-stem-cells-in-rat-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
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Shahnaz Razavi, Nazem Ghasemi, Mohammad Mardani, Hossein Salehi
OBJECTIVES: The presence of neurotrophic factors is critical for regeneration of neural lesions. Here, we transplanted combination of neurotrophic factor secreting cells (NTF-SCs) and human adipose derived stem cells (hADSCs) into a lysolecithin model of multiple sclerosis (MS) and determined the myelinization efficiency of these cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, 50 adult rats were randomly divided into five groups: control, lysolecithin, vehicle, hADSCs transplantation and NTF-SCs/ hADSCs co-transplantation group...
April 2018: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295693/novel-homeodomain-transcription-factor-nkx2-2-in-the-brain-tumor-development
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Mubeena Pm Mariyath, Mehdi Hayat Shahi, Shirin Farheen, Mohd Tayyab, Nabeela Khanam, Asif Ali
BACKGROUND: Complex central nervous system (CNS) is made of neuronal cells and glial cells. Cells of central nervous system are able to regenerate after injury and during repairing. Sonic hedgehog pathway initiated by Shh-N a glycoprotein plays vital role in CNS patterning growth, development and now tumorigenesis. Nkx2.2 homeodomain transcription factor is an effecter molecule, which is positively regulated by Shh during normal growth. Nkx2.2 is essential for V3 domain specification during neural tube patterning at embryonic stage...
January 1, 2018: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251113/microarray-expression-profile-of-lncrnas-and-mrnas-in-rats-with-traumatic-brain-injury-after-a2b5-cell-transplantation
#3
Qiang Lyu, Zi-Bin Zhang, Song-Jun Fu, Liu-Lin Xiong, Jing Liu, Ting-Hua Wang
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) may cause neurological damage, but an effective therapy and the associated mechanisms of action have not yet been elucidated. A TBI model was established using the modified Feeney method. A2B5+ cells, an oligodendroglial progenitor, were acquired from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) by mouse embryonic fibroblasts and were transplanted into the injured site. The neurological severity score (NSS) was recorded on 3 d, 7 d, 11 d, 15 d, and 19 d. Seven days after transplantation, oligodendrocytes 2 (Olig2) and myelin basic protein (MBP) were detected by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and Western blot (WB), and long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) and messenger RNAs (mRNAs) were screened by microarray technology...
October 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249301/ng2-and-gfap-co-expression-after-differentiation-in-cells-transfected-with-mutant-gfap-and-in-undifferentiated-glioma-cells
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U Gómez-Pinedo, S Sirerol-Piquer, M Durán-Moreno, J A Matias-Guiu, J A Barcia, J M García-Verdugo, J Matias-Guiu
INTRODUCTION: Alexander disease is a rare disorder caused by mutations in the gene coding for glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP). In a previous study, differentiation of neurospheres transfected with these mutations resulted in a cell type that expresses both GFAP and NG2. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of molecular marker mutations in comparison to undifferentiated glioma cells simultaneously expressing GFAP and NG2. METHODS: We used samples of human glioblastoma (GBM) and rat neurospheres transfected with GFAP mutations to analyse GFAP and NG2 expression after differentiation...
December 14, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248175/calvarium-mass-as-the-first-presentation-of-glioblastoma-multiforme-a-very-rare-manifestation-of-high-grade-glioma
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S Taghipour Zahir, M Mortaz, M Baghi Yazdi, N Sefidrokh Sharahjin, M Shabani
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a high grade glial tumor, primarily located in cerebral hemispheres. The most common clinical presentations are slowly progressive neurological deficit such as motor weakness, seizure, and headaches that last less than three months. Calvarium and extra-axial invasion are very rare and generally occur after a brain biopsy or surgery, or secondary to radiotherapy of primary intra-axial glial tumors. We report a case of GBM with calvarium involvement in a 60-year-old man who presented with a frontal bump and left-sided clumsiness...
December 13, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226988/cns-high-grade-neuroepithelial-tumor-with-bcor-internal-tandem-duplication-a-comparison-with-its-counterparts-in-the-kidney-and-soft-tissue
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Yuka Yoshida, Sumihito Nobusawa, Satoshi Nakata, Mitsutoshi Nakada, Yoshiki Arakawa, Yohei Mineharu, Yasuo Sugita, Takako Yoshioka, Asuka Araki, Yuichiro Sato, Hideo Takeshima, Masahiko Okada, Akira Nishi, Tatsuya Yamazaki, Kenichi Kohashi, Yoshinao Oda, Junko Hirato, Hideaki Yokoo
Central nervous system high-grade neuroepithelial tumors with BCOR alteration (CNS HGNET-BCOR) are a recently reported rare entity, identified as a small fraction of tumors previously institutionally diagnosed as so-called CNS primitive neuroectodermal tumors. Their genetic characteristic is a somatic internal tandem duplication in the 3' end of BCOR (BCOR ITD), which has also been found in clear cell sarcomas of the kidney (CCSK) and soft tissue undifferentiated round cell sarcomas/primitive myxoid mesenchymal tumors of infancy (URCS/PMMTI), and these BCOR ITD-positive tumors have been reported to share similar pathological features...
December 11, 2017: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221640/threshold-based-segmentation-of-fluorescent-and-chromogenic-images-of-microglia-astrocytes-and-oligodendrocytes-in-fiji
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Sinead Healy, Jill McMahon, Peter Owens, Peter Dockery, Una FitzGerald
BACKGROUND: Image segmentation is often imperfect, particularly in complex image sets such z-stack micrographs of slice cultures and there is a need for sufficient details of parameters used in quantitative image analysis to allow independent repeatability and appraisal. NEW METHOD: For the first time, we have critically evaluated, quantified and validated the performance of different segmentation methodologies using z-stack images of ex vivo glial cells. The BioVoxxel toolbox plugin, available in FIJI, was used to measure the relative quality, accuracy, specificity and sensitivity of 16 global and 9 local threshold automatic thresholding algorithms...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196563/corrigendum-characterization-of-the-neural-stem-cell-gene-regulatory-network-identifies-olig2-as-a-multifunctional-regulator-of-self-renewal
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Juan L Mateo, Debbie L C van den Berg, Maximilian Haeussler, Daniela Drechsel, Zachary B Gaber, Diogo S Castro, Paul Robson, Q Richard Lu, Gregory E Crawford, Paul Flicek, Laurence Ettwiller, Joachim Wittbrodt, François Guillemot, Ben Martynoga
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180963/spinal-cord-molecular-and-cellular-changes-induced-by-adenoviral-vector-and-cell-mediated-triple-gene-therapy-after-severe-contusion
#9
Andrei A Izmailov, Tatyana V Povysheva, Farid V Bashirov, Mikhail E Sokolov, Filip O Fadeev, Ravil R Garifulin, Boris S Naroditsky, Denis Y Logunov, Ilnur I Salafutdinov, Yuri A Chelyshev, Rustem R Islamov, Igor A Lavrov
The gene therapy has been successful in treatment of spinal cord injury (SCI) in several animal models, although it still remains unavailable for clinical practice. Surprisingly, regardless the fact that multiple reports showed motor recovery with gene therapy, little is known about molecular and cellular changes in the post-traumatic spinal cord following viral vector- or cell-mediated gene therapy. In this study we evaluated the therapeutic efficacy and changes in spinal cord after treatment with the genes encoding vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), glial cell-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF), angiogenin (ANG), and neuronal cell adhesion molecule (NCAM) applied using both approaches...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167725/transdifferentiation-of-human-dental-pulp-stem-cells-into-oligoprogenitor-cells
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Ardeshir Moayeri, Maryam Nazm Bojnordi, Sara Haratizadeh, Amir Esmaeilnejad-Moghadam, Rafieh Alizadeh, Hatef Ghasemi Hamidabadi
Introduction: The nerve fibers in central nervous system are surrounded by myelin sheet which is formed by oligodendrocytes. Cell therapy based on oligodendrocytes and their precursors transplantation can hold a promising alternative treatment for myelin sheet repair in demyelinating diseases. Methods: Human Dental Pulp Stem Cells (hDPSCs) are noninvasive, autologous and easy available source with multipotency characteristics, so they are in focus of interest in regenerative medicine...
September 2017: Basic and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163026/generation-of-urine-cell-derived-non-integrative-human-ipscs-and-inscs-a-step-by-step-optimized-protocol
#11
Lin Cheng, Qiannan Lei, Chen Yin, Hui-Yun Wang, Kangxin Jin, Mengqing Xiang
Objective: Establishing a practical procedure to generate induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and induced neural stem cells (iNSCs) from human urine cells (UCs). In this report, we optimized a non-integrative protocol to generate patient-specific iPSC and iNSC lines with high reprogramming efficiency. Methods: UCs were electroporated with the pEP4-EO2S-ET2K and pEP4-M2L plasmids containing the OCT4, SOX2, KLF4, SV40LT, c-MYC, and LIN28 genes, and then cultured with N2B27 medium plus four small molecule compounds (A83-01, PD0325901, Thiazovivin, and CHIR99021)...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149419/changes-in-chromatin-state-reveal-arnt2-at-a-node-of-a-tumorigenic-transcription-factor-signature-driving-glioblastoma-cell-aggressiveness
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Alexandra Bogeas, Ghislaine Morvan-Dubois, Elias A El-Habr, François-Xavier Lejeune, Matthieu Defrance, Ashwin Narayanan, Klaudia Kuranda, Fanny Burel-Vandenbos, Salwa Sayd, Virgile Delaunay, Luiz G Dubois, Hugues Parrinello, Stéphanie Rialle, Sylvie Fabrega, Ahmed Idbaih, Jacques Haiech, Ivan Bièche, Thierry Virolle, Michele Goodhardt, Hervé Chneiweiss, Marie-Pierre Junier
Although a growing body of evidence indicates that phenotypic plasticity exhibited by glioblastoma cells plays a central role in tumor development and post-therapy recurrence, the master drivers of their aggressiveness remain elusive. Here we mapped the changes in active (H3K4me3) and repressive (H3K27me3) histone modifications accompanying the repression of glioblastoma stem-like cells tumorigenicity. Genes with changing histone marks delineated a network of transcription factors related to cancerous behavior, stem state, and neural development, highlighting a previously unsuspected association between repression of ARNT2 and loss of cell tumorigenicity...
November 17, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141672/a-novel-git2-braf-fusion-in-pilocytic-astrocytoma
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Jeffrey Helgager, Hart G Lidov, Navin R Mahadevan, Mark W Kieran, Keith L Ligon, Sanda Alexandrescu
BACKGROUND: KIAA1549-BRAF fusion is the most common genetic event in pilocytic astrocytoma (PA), and leads to activation of the mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathway. Fusions of BRAF with other partner genes, as well as other genetic alterations not involving BRAF but also leading to MAPK pathway activation have been described rarely. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a new fusion partner in the low-grade glioma of a 10-year-old male, who presented with headaches and recent episodes of seizures...
November 15, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133394/role-of-estrogen-receptor-beta-in-neural-differentiation-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
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Mukesh K Varshney, José Inzunza, Diana Lupu, Vaidheeswaran Ganapathy, Per Antonson, Joëlle Rüegg, Ivan Nalvarte, Jan-Åke Gustafsson
The ability to propagate mature cells and tissue from pluripotent stem cells offers enormous promise for treating many diseases, including neurodegenerative diseases. Before such cells can be used successfully in neurodegenerative diseases without causing unwanted cell growth and migration, genes regulating growth and migration of neural stem cells need to be well characterized. Estrogen receptor beta (ERβ) is essential for migration of neurons and glial cells in the developing mouse brain. To examine whether ERβ influences differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells (mESC) into neural lineages, we compared control and ERβ knockout (BERKO) mESCs at defined stages of neural development and examined the effects of an ERβ-selective ligand (LY3201) with a combination of global and targeted gene-expression profiling and the expression of key pluripotency markers...
November 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122585/strong-sonic-hedgehog-signaling-in-the-mouse-ventral-spinal-cord-is-not-required-for-oligodendrocyte-precursor-cell-opc-generation-but-is-necessary-for-correct-timing-of-its-generation
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Hirokazu Hashimoto, Wen Jiang, Takeshi Yoshimura, Kyeong-Hye Moon, Jinwoong Bok, Kazuhiro Ikenaka
In the mouse neural tube, sonic hedgehog (Shh) secreted from the floor plate (FP) and the notochord (NC) regulates ventral patterning of the neural tube, and later is essential for the generation of oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs). During early development, the NC is adjacent to the neural tube and induces ventral domains in it, including the FP. In the later stage of development, during gliogenesis in the spinal cord, the pMN domain receives strong Shh signaling input. While this is considered to be essential for the generation of OPCs, the actual role of this strong input in OPC generation remains unclear...
November 6, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111096/multinodular-and-vacuolating-neuronal-tumor-of-the-cerebrum-a-rare-entity-new-case-and-review-of-the-literature
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Lain Hermes Gonzalez-Quarante, Fernando Ruiz-Juretschke, Emma Sola Vendrell, Oscar Lucas Gil de Sagredo Del Corral, Vijay Agarwal, Roberto Garcia-Leal
BACKGROUND: Multinodular and vacuolating neuronal tumor has been recently described and included in the World Health Organization Classification of Tumors of The Central Nervous System, even though its consideration as a true tumor is controversial. Patients with these lesions usually present with refractory seizures and inconclusive imaging findings that may be confused with other more common diagnoses such as dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors or low-grade gliomas. Therefore, surgical resection is warranted to reach a pathologic diagnosis and seizure control...
October 28, 2017: Neurocirugía
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107533/h3-3-k27m-cooperates-with-trp53-loss-and-pdgfra-gain-in-mouse-embryonic-neural-progenitor-cells-to-induce-invasive-high-grade-gliomas
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Manav Pathania, Nicolas De Jay, Nicola Maestro, Ashot S Harutyunyan, Justyna Nitarska, Pirasteh Pahlavan, Stephen Henderson, Leonie G Mikael, Angela Richard-Londt, Ying Zhang, Joana R Costa, Steven Hébert, Sima Khazaei, Nisreen Samir Ibrahim, Javier Herrero, Antonella Riccio, Steffen Albrecht, Robin Ketteler, Sebastian Brandner, Claudia L Kleinman, Nada Jabado, Paolo Salomoni
Gain-of-function mutations in histone 3 (H3) variants are found in a substantial proportion of pediatric high-grade gliomas (pHGG), often in association with TP53 loss and platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha (PDGFRA) amplification. Here, we describe a somatic mouse model wherein H3.3(K27M) and Trp53 loss alone are sufficient for neoplastic transformation if introduced in utero. H3.3(K27M)-driven lesions are clonal, H3K27me3 depleted, Olig2 positive, highly proliferative, and diffusely spreading, thus recapitulating hallmark molecular and histopathological features of pHGG...
November 13, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081882/derivation-of-telencephalic-oligodendrocyte-progenitors-from-human-pluripotent-stem-cells
#18
Tamara Major, Ann Powers, Viviane Tabar
Oligodendrocytes are the main myelinating cell of the adult CNS and are vulnerable to injury in diverse disorders such as spinal cord injury, stroke, trauma, pharmacological and radiation toxicity, as well as neuroinflammation. Human pluripotent stem cells are attractive sources of oligodendrocyte lineage cells and provide a promising treatment strategy for exogenous myelin repair through transplantation. This unit describes a protocol for the step-wise differentiation of forebrain late oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs) from human pluripotent stem cells in defined chemical in vitro culture conditions...
November 8, 2017: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079486/exposure-to-fine-and-ultrafine-particulate-matter-during-gestation-alters-postnatal-oligodendrocyte-maturation-proliferation-capacity-and-myelination
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Carolyn Klocke, Joshua L Allen, Marissa Sobolewski, Jason L Blum, Judith T Zelikoff, Deborah A Cory-Slechta
Accumulating studies indicate that the brain is a direct target of air pollution exposure during the fetal period. We have previously demonstrated that exposure to concentrated ambient particles (CAPs) during gestation produces ventriculomegaly, periventricular hypermyelination, and enlargement of the corpus callosum (CC) during postnatal development in mice. This study aimed to further characterize the cellular basis of the observed hypermyelination and determine if this outcome, among other effects, persisted as the brain matured...
October 24, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076551/tgf-%C3%AE-pro-oligodendrogenic-effects-on-adult-svz-progenitor-cultures-and-its-interaction-with-the-notch-signaling-pathway
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Laura I Gómez Pinto, Debora Rodríguez, Ana M Adamo, Patricia A Mathieu
Adult neural progenitor cells (NPCs) are capable of differentiating into neurons, astrocytes, and oligodendrocytes throughout life. Notch and transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β) signaling pathways play critical roles in controlling these cell fate decisions. TGF-β has been previously shown to exert pro-neurogenic effects on hippocampal and subventricular zone (SVZ) NPCs in vitro and to interact with Notch in different cellular types. Therefore, the aim of our work was to study the effect of TGF-β on adult rat brain SVZ NPC glial commitment and its interaction with Notch signaling...
October 27, 2017: Glia
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