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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345526/aspects-of-pericytes-and-their-potential-therapeutic-use
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Justyna Różycka, Edyta Brzóska, Tomasz Skirecki
Pericytes, which are multi-potential stem cells, co-create the walls of the microvessels: capillaries, terminal arterioles and postcapillary venules. These cells are localized under the basement membrane, tightly encircling the endothelium. The most frequently mentioned molecular markers of pericytes include NG2 (neural-glial antigen 2), β-type platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFRβ), smooth muscle α-actin (α-SMA), regulator of G protein signalling 5 (RGS5), the adhesion protein CD146 and nestin...
March 13, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344570/tanycytes-as-regulators-of-seasonal-cycles-in-neuroendocrine-function
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REVIEW
Jo E Lewis, Francis J P Ebling
Annual cycles of physiology and behavior are highly prevalent in organisms inhabiting temperate and polar regions. Examples in mammals include changes in appetite and body fat composition, hibernation and torpor, growth of antlers, pelage and horns, and seasonal reproduction. The timing of these seasonal cycles reflects an interaction of changing environmental signals, such as daylength, and intrinsic rhythmic processes: circannual clocks. As neuroendocrine signals underlie these rhythmic processes, the focus of most mechanistic studies has been on neuronal systems in the hypothalamus...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340100/glioblastoma-stem-cell-differentiation-into-endothelial-cells-evidenced-through-live-cell-imaging
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Xin Mei, Yin-Sheng Chen, Fu-Rong Chen, Shao-Yan Xi, Zhong-Ping Chen
Background.: Glioblastoma cell-initiated vascularization is an alternative angiogenesis called vasculogenic mimicry. However, current knowledge on the mechanism of de novo vessel formation from glioblastoma stem cells (GSCs) is limited. Methods.: Sixty-four glioblastoma samples from patients and 10 fluorescent glioma xenograft samples were examined by immunofluorescence staining for endothelial marker (CD34 and CD31) and glial cell marker (glial fibrillary acidic protein [GFAP]) expression...
March 8, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339768/the-transcription-factor-olig2-is-important-for-the-biology-of-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-gliomas
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Jane L Anderson, Ranjithmenon Muraleedharan, Nicole Oatman, Amanda Klotter, Satarupa Sengupta, Ronald R Waclaw, Jianqiang Wu, Rachid Drissi, Lili Miles, Eric H Raabe, Matthew L Weirauch, Maryam Fouladi, Lionel M Chow, Lindsey Hoffman, Mariko DeWire, Biplab Dasgupta
Background.: Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is a high-grade brainstem glioma of children with dismal prognosis. There is no single unifying model about the cell of origin of DIPGs. Proliferating cells in the developing human and mouse pons, the site of DIPGs, express neural stem/progenitor cell (NPC) markers, including Sox2, nestin, vimentin, Olig2, and glial fibrillary acidic protein, in an overlapping and non-overlapping manner, suggesting progenitor cell heterogeneity in the pons...
February 23, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337381/hla-e-inhibitor-enhances-the-killing-of-neuroblastoma-stem-cells-by-co-cultured-dendritic-cells-and-cytokine-induced-killer-cells-loaded-with-membrane-based-microparticles
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Zijun Zhen, Kaibin Yang, Litong Ye, Zhiyao You, Rirong Chen, Ying Liu, Youjian He
Neuroblastoma stem cells (NSCs) can cause drug resistance and tumor recurrence. This study aimed to enhance the lytic effect of dendritic cells (DCs) co-cultured with cytokine-induced killer (CIK) cells. NSCs were obtained by suspension culture, and DC-CIK cells were loaded with extracted NSC membrane-based microparticles (MMPs) before evaluating the lytic effect of DC-CIK cells on NSCs. After inhibiting the function or expression of human leukocyte antigen-E (HLA-E) in NSCs by anti-HLA-E monoclonal antibody or siRNA, the DC-CIK cell lytic effect on NSCs was re-assessed...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333144/aberrant-ipsc-derived-human-astrocytes-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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V C Jones, R Atkinson-Dell, A Verkhratsky, L Mohamet
The pathological potential of human astroglia in Alzheimer's disease (AD) was analysed in vitro using induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology. Here, we report development of a human iPSC-derived astrocyte model created from healthy individuals and patients with either early-onset familial AD (FAD) or the late-onset sporadic form of AD (SAD). Our chemically defined and highly efficient model provides >95% homogeneous populations of human astrocytes within 30 days of differentiation from cortical neural progenitor cells (NPCs)...
March 23, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317871/insights-into-molecular-therapy-of-glioma-current-challenges-and-next-generation-blueprint
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REVIEW
Y Rajesh, Ipsita Pal, Payel Banik, Sandipan Chakraborty, Sachin A Borkar, Goutam Dey, Ahona Mukherjee, Mahitosh Mandal
Glioma accounts for the majority of human brain tumors. With prevailing treatment regimens, the patients have poor survival rates. In spite of current development in mainstream glioma therapy, a cure for glioma appears to be out of reach. The infiltrative nature of glioma and acquired resistance substancially restrict the therapeutic options. Better elucidation of the complicated pathobiology of glioma and proteogenomic characterization might eventually open novel avenues for the design of more sophisticated and effective combination regimens...
March 20, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317180/anti-acsa-2-defines-a-novel-monoclonal-antibody-for-prospective-isolation-of-living-neonatal-and-adult-astrocytes
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Christina G Kantzer, Camille Boutin, Ina D Herzig, Carolina Wittwer, Sandy Reiß, Marie Catherine Tiveron, Jan Drewes, Thomas D Rockel, Stefanie Ohlig, Jovica Ninkovic, Harold Cremer, Sandra Pennartz, Melanie Jungblut, Andreas Bosio
Astrocytes are the most abundant cell type of the central nervous system and cover a broad range of functionalities. We report here the generation of a novel monoclonal antibody, anti-astrocyte cell surface antigen-2 (Anti-ACSA-2). Flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry and immunocytochemistry revealed that Anti-ACSA-2 reacted specifically with a not yet identified glycosylated surface molecule of murine astrocytes at all developmental stages. It did not show any labeling of non-astroglial cells such as neurons, oligodendrocytes, NG2(+) cells, microglia, endothelial cells, leukocytes, or erythrocytes...
March 20, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304078/moving-messages-in-the-developing-brain-emerging-roles-for-mrna-transport-and-local-translation-in-neural-stem-cells
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REVIEW
Louis-Jan Pilaz, Debra L Silver
The mammalian cerebral cortex is a complex brain structure integral to our higher cognition. During embryonic cortical development, radial glial progenitors (RGCs) produce neurons and serve as physical structures for migrating neurons. Recent discoveries highlight new roles for RNA localization and local translation in RGCs, both at the cell body and at distal structures called basal endfeet. By implementing technologies from the field of RNA research to brain development, investigators can manipulate RNA binding proteins as well as visualize single molecule RNAs, live movement of mRNAs and their binding proteins, and translation...
March 17, 2017: FEBS Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295292/differential-neuronal-and-glial-expression-of-nuclear-factor-i-proteins-in-the-cerebral-cortex-of-adult-mice
#10
Kok-Siong Chen, Lachlan Harris, Jonathan W C Lim, Tracey J Harvey, Michael Piper, Richard M Gronostajski, Linda J Richards, Jens Bunt
The Nuclear factor I (NFI) family of transcription factors plays an important role in the development of the cerebral cortex in humans and mice. Disruption of NFIA, NFIB or NFIX results in abnormal development of the corpus callosum, lateral ventricles and hippocampus. However, the expression or function of these genes has not been examined in detail in the adult brain, and the cell type-specific expression of NFIA, NFIB and NFIX is currently unknown. Here, we demonstrate that the expression of each NFI protein shows a distinct laminar pattern in the adult mouse neocortex and that their cell type-specific expression differs depending on the family member...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286110/fast-transdifferentiation-of-human-wharton-s-jelly-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-neurospheres-and-nerve-like-cells
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A R Bonilla-Porras, C Velez-Pardo, M Jimenez-Del-Rio
BACKGROUND: The human mesenchymal stem cells derived from Wharton's jelly tissue (hWJ-MSCs) represent a tool for cell-based therapies and regenerative medicine. hWJ-MSCs form neurospheres (NSs) within 3-7 days. No data is available to establish the neuro-phenotypic markers and time of formation of nerve-like (NLCs) and glial cells from NSs derived from hWJ-MSCs. NEW METHOD: hWJ-MSCs were incubated with Fast-N-Spheres medium for 24 and 72h. The new formed NSs were in turn incubated with forskolin in neurogenic NeuroForsk medium for 1-7days...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267381/dynamics-of-5-carboxylcytosine-during-hepatic-differentiation-potential-general-role-for-active-demethylation-by-dna-repair-in-lineage-specification
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Lara C Lewis, Peggy Cho Kiu Lo, Jeremy M Foster, Nan Dai, Ivan R Corrêa, Paulina M Durczak, Gary Duncan, Ashley Ramsawhook, Guruprasad Padur Aithal, Chris Denning, Nicholas R F Hannan, Alexey Ruzov
Patterns of DNA methylation (5-methylcytosine, 5mC) are rearranged during differentiation contributing to the regulation of cell type-specific gene expression. TET proteins oxidize 5mC to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC), 5-formylcytosine (5fC), and 5-carboxylcytosine (5caC). Both 5fC and 5caC can be recognized and excised from DNA by thymine-DNA glycosylase (TDG) followed by the subsequent incorporation of unmodified cytosine into the abasic site via the base excision repair (BER) pathway. We previously demonstrated that 5caC accumulates during lineage specification of neural stem cells (NSCs) suggesting that such active demethylation pathway is operative in this system; however, it is still unknown if TDG/BER-dependent demethylation is utilized during other types of cellular differentiation...
March 7, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266561/nkx2-1-regulates-the-generation-of-telencephalic-astrocytes-during-embryonic-development
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Shilpi Minocha, Delphine Valloton, Yvan Arsenijevic, Jean-René Cardinaux, Raffaella Guidi, Jean-Pierre Hornung, Cécile Lebrand
The homeodomain transcription factor Nkx2.1 (NK2 homeobox 1) controls cell differentiation of telencephalic GABAergic interneurons and oligodendrocytes. Here we show that Nkx2.1 also regulates astrogliogenesis of the telencephalon from embryonic day (E) 14.5 to E16.5. Moreover we identify the different mechanisms by which Nkx2.1 controls the telencephalic astrogliogenesis. In Nkx2.1 knockout (Nkx2.1(-/-)) mice a drastic loss of astrocytes is observed that is not related to cell death. Further, in vivo analysis using BrdU incorporation reveals that Nkx2...
March 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262732/transplantation-of-huc-mscs-seeded-collagen-scaffolds-reduces-scar-formation-and-promotes-functional-recovery-in-canines-with-chronic-spinal-cord-injury
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Xing Li, Jun Tan, Zhifeng Xiao, Yannan Zhao, Sufang Han, Dingyang Liu, Wen Yin, Jing Li, Juan Li, Siyi Wanggou, Bing Chen, Caiping Ren, Xingjun Jiang, Jianwu Dai
Spinal cord injury (SCI) can lead to locomotor deficits, and the repair of chronic SCI is considered one of the most challenging clinical problems. Although extensive studies have evaluated treatments for acute SCI in small animals, comparatively fewer studies have been conducted on large-animal SCI in the chronic phase, which is more clinically relevant. Here, we used a collagen-based biomaterial, named the NeuroRegen scaffold, loaded with human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hUC-MSCs) in a canine chronic SCI model...
March 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258388/smad7-deficiency-stimulates-m%C3%A3-ller-progenitor-cell-proliferation-during-the-development-of-the-mammalian-retina
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Martina Kugler, Anja Schlecht, Rudolf Fuchshofer, Sabrina I Schmitt, Ingo Kleiter, Ludwig Aigner, Ernst R Tamm, Barbara M Braunger
The transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) pathway contributes to maintain the quiescence of adult neural stem and progenitor cells in the brain. In the retina, Müller cells are discussed to represent a glial cell population with progenitor-like characteristics. Here, we aimed to investigate if elevated TGF-β signaling modulates the proliferation of Müller cells during retinal development. We generated mutant mice with a systemic, heterozygous up-regulation of TGF-β signaling by deleting its inhibitor SMAD7...
March 3, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254289/a-combination-of-gdnf-and-hucmsc-transplantation-loaded-on-sf-ags-composite-scaffolds-for-spinal-cord-injury-repair
#16
Genlong Jiao, Guofeng Lou, Yunfei Mo, Yongqin Pan, Ziyong Zhang, Rui Guo, Zhizhong Li
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a severe trauma for which no effective treatment is currently available. In this study, a composited treatment system was prepared using a silk fibroin/alginates/glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (SF/AGs/GDNF) scaffold seeded with human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hUCMSCs) and the combined therapeutic effects of the composite scaffold to repair SCI rats were evaluated. The use of SF as a scaffold material could act as a biomimetic platform allowing neurons to properly accommodate and rebuild the target tissue...
May 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250752/neural-differentiation-of-choroid-plexus-epithelial-cells-role-of-human-traumatic-cerebrospinal-fluid
#17
Elham Hashemi, Yousef Sadeghi, Abbas Aliaghaei, Afsoun Seddighi, Abbas Piryaei, Mehdi Eskandarian Broujeni, Fatemeh Shaerzadeh, Abdollah Amini, Ramin Pouriran
As the key producer of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), the choroid plexus (CP) provides a unique protective system in the central nervous system. CSF components are not invariable and they can change based on the pathological conditions of the central nervous system. The purpose of the present study was to assess the effects of non-traumatic and traumatic CSF on the differentiation of multipotent stem-like cells of CP into the neural and/or glial cells. CP epithelial cells were isolated from adult male rats and treated with human non-traumatic and traumatic CSF...
January 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250735/glial-kon-ng2-gene-network-for-central-nervous-system-repair
#18
REVIEW
Maria Losada-Perez, Neale Harrison, Alicia Hidalgo
The glial regenerative response to central nervous system (CNS) injury, although limited, can be harnessed to promote regeneration and repair. Injury provokes the proliferation of ensheathing glial cells, which can differentiate to remyelinate axons, and partially restore function. This response is evolutionarily conserved, strongly implying an underlying genetic mechanism. In mammals, it is elicited by NG2 glia, but most often newly generated cells fail to differentiate. Thus an important goal had been to find out how to promote glial differentiation following the proliferative response...
January 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249550/amelioration-of-penetrating-ballistic-like-brain-injury-induced-cognitive-deficits-after-neuronal-differentiation-of-transplanted-human-neural-stem-cells
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Markus S Spurlock, Aminul Islam Ahmed, Karla N Rivera, Shoji Yokobori, Stephanie W Lee, Pingdewinde N Sam, Deborah A Shear, Michael P Hefferan, Thomas G Hazel, Karl K Johe, Shyam Gajavelli, Frank C Tortella, Ross Bullock
Penetrating traumatic brain injury (PTBI) is one of the major cause of death and disability worldwide. Previous studies in penetrating ballistic-like brain injury (PBBI), a PTBI rat model revealed widespread peri-lesional neurodegeneration, similar to that seen in humans following gunshot wound to head, which is unmitigated by any available therapies to date. Therefore, we evaluated human neural stem cell (hNSC) engraftment to putatively exploit the potential of cell therapy that has been seen in other central nervous system injury models...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249091/subretinal-glial-membranes-in-eyes-with-geographic-atrophy
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Malia M Edwards, D Scott McLeod, Imran A Bhutto, Rhonda Grebe, Maeve Duffy, Gerard A Lutty
Purpose: Müller cells create the external limiting membrane (ELM) by forming junctions with photoreceptor cells. This study evaluated the relationship between focal photoreceptors and RPE loss in geographic atrophy (GA) and Müller cell extension into the subretinal space. Methods: Human donor eyes with no retinal disease or geographic atrophy (GA) were fixed and the eye cups imaged. The retinal posterior pole was stained for glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP; astrocytes and activated Müller cells) and vimentin (Müller cells) while the submacular choroids were labeled with Ulex Europaeus Agglutinin lectin (blood vessels)...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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