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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142736/strain-differences-in-cuprizone-induced-demyelination
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Qili Yu, Ryan Hui, Jiyoung Park, Yangyang Huang, Alexander W Kusnecov, Cheryl F Dreyfus, Renping Zhou
Background: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a severe neurological disorder, characterized by demyelination of the central nervous system (CNS), and with a prevalence of greater than 2 million people worldwide. In terms of research in MS pathology, the cuprizone toxicity model is widely used. Here we investigated the contribution of genetic differences in response to cuprizone-induced demyelination in two genetically different mouse strains: CD1 and C57BL/6. Results: We demonstrate that exposure to a diet containing 0...
2017: Cell & Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140922/fingolimod-reduces-neuropathic-pain-behaviors-in-a-mouse-model-of-multiple-sclerosis-by-a-sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-1-dependent-inhibition-of-central-sensitization-in-the-dorsal-horn
#2
Suzanne Doolen, Tommaso Iannitti, Benjamin C Shaw, Carolyn M Grachen, Renee R Donahue, Bradley K Taylor
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune-inflammatory neurodegenerative disease that is often accompanied by a debilitating neuropathic pain. Disease-modifying agents slow the progression of MS and prevent relapses, yet it remains unclear if they yield analgesia. We explored the analgesic potential of fingolimod (FTY720), an agonist/functional antagonist at the sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1PR1), because it reduces hyperalgesia in models of peripheral inflammatory and neuropathic pain. We used a myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein 35-55 (MOG35-55) mouse model of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), modified to avoid frank paralysis and thus allow for assessment of withdrawal behaviors to somatosensory stimuli...
November 13, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128575/strain-specificities-in-age-related-changes-in-mechanisms-promoting-and-controlling-rat-spinal-cord-damage-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
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Zorica Stojić-Vukanić, Ivan Pilipović, Jasmina Djikić, Ivana Vujnović, Mirjana Nacka-Aleksić, Biljana Bufan, Nevena Arsenović-Ranin, Duško Kosec, Gordana Leposavić
The study investigated strain specificities in age-related differences in CD8+ T cell- and microglial cell-mediated mechanisms implicated in induction/perpetuation and/or control of neuroinflammation in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in Albino Oxford (AO) and Dark Agouti (DA) rats exhibiting age-related changes in the susceptibility to EAE in the opposite direction (increase in relatively resistant AO rats vs decrease in DA rats). In the inductive phase of EAE, the greater number of fully differentiated effector CD8+ T lymphocytes was found in draining lymph nodes (dLNs) from aged rats of both strains than in strain-matched young rats, but this was particularly prominent in AO rats, which exhibited milder EAE of prolonged duration compared with their DA counterparts...
November 8, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120167/understanding-the-inflammatory-tissue-reaction-to-brain-implants-to-improve-neurochemical-sensing-performance
#4
Steven M Wellman, Takashi D Y Kozai
Neurochemical sensing probes are a valuable diagnostic and therapeutic tool that can be used to study neurodegenerative diseases involving deficiencies in neurotransmitter signaling. However, implantation of these biosensors can elicit a harmful tissue response that alters the neurochemical environment within the brain. Transmission of chemical messengers via neurons is impeded by a barrier-forming glial scar that occurs within weeks after insertion followed by progressive neurodegeneration, attenuating signal sensitivity...
November 9, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112130/role-of-immunological-memory-cells-as-a-therapeutic-target-in-multiple-sclerosis
#5
REVIEW
Tanima Bose
Pharmacological targeting of memory cells is an attractive treatment strategy in various autoimmune diseases, such as psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. Multiple sclerosis is the most common inflammatory disorder of the central nervous system, characterized by focal immune cell infiltration, activation of microglia and astrocytes, along with progressive damage to myelin sheaths, axons, and neurons. The current review begins with the identification of memory cell types in the previous literature and a recent description of the modulation of these cell types in T, B, and resident memory cells in the presence of different clinically approved multiple sclerosis drugs...
November 7, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095924/distinct-ng2-proteoglycan-dependent-roles-of-resident-microglia-and-bone-marrow-derived-macrophages-during-myelin-damage-and-repair
#6
Karolina Kucharova, William B Stallcup
We used a bone marrow transplantation approach to distinguish the activities of bone marrow-derived macrophages from the activities of central nervous system-resident microglia in phenomena associated with axon demyelination and remyelination. We transplanted wild type or germline NG2 null beta-actin-EGFP expressing bone marrow into irradiated wild type or NG2 null recipient mice, followed by analysis of lysolecithin-induced spinal cord demyelination and remyelination and quantification of Iba-1+/ F4/80+/ EGFP+ macrophages and Iba-1+/ F4/80+/ EGFP- microglia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081415/cortical-iron-reflects-severity-of%C3%A2-alzheimer-s-disease
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Sara van Duijn, Marjolein Bulk, Sjoerd G van Duinen, Rob J A Nabuurs, Mark A van Buchem, Louise van der Weerd, Remco Natté
Abnormal iron distribution in the isocortex is increasingly recognized as an in vivo marker for Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, the contribution of iron accumulation to the AD pathology is still poorly understood. In this study, we investigated: 1) frontal cortical iron distribution in AD and normal aging and 2) the relation between iron distribution and degree of AD pathology. We used formalin fixed paraffin embedded frontal cortex from 10 AD patients, 10 elder, 10 middle aged, and 10 young controls and visualized iron with a modified Perl's histochemical procedure...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073528/microglia-origins-homeostasis-and-roles-in-myelin-repair
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REVIEW
Amy F Lloyd, Claire L Davies, Veronique E Miron
Microglia are the resident macrophages of the central nervous system (CNS), implicated in developmental processes, homeostasis, and responses to injury. Derived from the yolk sac during development, microglia self-renew, self-regulate their numbers during homeostatic conditions, and show a robust proliferative capacity even in adulthood. Together with monocyte-derived macrophages (MDM), microglia coordinate the regeneration of CNS myelin around axons, termed remyelination. Gene expression analyses and experimental modelling have identified pro-remyelination roles for microglia/MDM in clearance of myelin debris, secretion of growth factors, and remodelling of the extracellular matrix...
October 23, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070438/humanin-affects-object-recognition-and-gliosis-in-short-term-cuprizone-treated-mice
#9
Minetaka Murakami, Masatoshi Nagahama, Yoichiro Abe, Takako Niikura
Humanin (HN) is a 24-residue peptide that manipulates cell survival under various stresses. A highly potent HN derivative, HNG, reduced amyloid burden and neuroinflammation and suppressed cognitive impairment in Alzheimer's disease model mice. Cuprizone (CPZ), a copper chelator, provokes demyelination in the central nervous system of mice. A shorter (one week) exposure to CPZ induces schizophrenia-like behavior and glial activation prior to demyelination. We tested the effect of HNG on these short-term responses to CZP in mice...
October 14, 2017: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046627/mecp2-deficiency-in-neuroglia-new-progress-in-the-pathogenesis-of-rett-syndrome
#10
REVIEW
Xu-Rui Jin, Xing-Shu Chen, Lan Xiao
Rett syndrome (RTT) is an X-linked neurodevelopmental disease predominantly caused by mutations of the methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 (MeCP2) gene. Generally, RTT has been attributed to neuron-centric dysfunction. However, increasing evidence has shown that glial abnormalities are also involved in the pathogenesis of RTT. Mice that are MeCP2-null specifically in glial cells showed similar behavioral and/or neuronal abnormalities as those found in MeCP2-null mice, a mouse model of RTT. MeCP2 deficiency in astrocytes impacts the expression of glial intermediate filament proteins such as fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) and S100 and induces neuron toxicity by disturbing glutamate metabolism or enhancing microtubule instability...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038005/prednisone-alleviates-demyelination-through-regulation-of-the-nlrp3-inflammasome-in-a-c57bl-6-mouse-model-of-cuprizone-induced-demyelination
#11
Hao Yu, Mingfeng Wu, Geng Lu, Tingting Cao, Nan Chen, Yijia Zhang, Higuo Jiang, Hongbin Fan, Ruiqin Yao
Myelin abnormalities, oligodendrocyte damage, and concomitant glia activation are common in demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system (CNS). Increasing evidence has demonstrated that the inflammatory response triggers demyelination and gliosis in demyelinating disorders. Numerous clinical interventions, including those used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), have confirmed prednisone (PDN) as a powerful anti-inflammatory drug that reduces the inflammatory response and promotes tissue repair in multiple inflammation sites...
October 13, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030079/quantitative-temporal-changes-in-dti-values-coupled-with-histological-properties-in-cuprizone-induced-demyelination-and-remyelination
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Ryutaro Yano, Junichi Hata, Yoshifumi Abe, Fumiko Seki, Keitaro Yoshida, Yuji Komaki, Hideyuki Okano, Kenji F Tanaka
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is widely used to evaluate microstructural variations in brain tissue. In particular, fractional anisotropy (FA), reflecting the magnitude and orientation of anisotropic water diffusion, allows us to detect pathological events in white matter. An ex vivo DTI study coupled with histological assessment is an efficient strategy to evaluate the myelination process, i.e. demyelination and remyelination. The relationship between DTI values and myelin content or the individual cellular components such as oligodendrocytes, microglia, and astrocytes during both processes of demyelination and remyelination are not well-understood...
October 10, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018332/the-beneficial-effects-of-melatonin-administration-following-hypoxia-ischemia-in-preterm-fetal-sheep
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Tamara Yawno, Mawin Mahen, Jingang Li, Michael C Fahey, Graham Jenkin, Suzanne L Miller
Melatonin (MLT) is an endogenous hormone that controls circadian cycle. MLT has additional important properties that make it appealing as a neuroprotective agent-it is a potent anti-oxidant, with anti-apoptotic and anti-inflammatory properties. MLT is safe for administration during pregnancy or to the newborn after birth, and can reduce white matter brain injury under conditions of chronic fetal hypoxia. Accordingly, in the current study, we examined whether an intermediate dose of MLT could restore white matter brain development when administered after an acute hypoxic ischemic (HI) insult in preterm fetal sheep...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987163/cellular-reactions-of-the-central-nervous-system
#14
Gabor G Kovacs
Major cell types of the central nervous system comprise neurons, glial cells (astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, ependymal cells, and microglia), choroid plexus cells, cells related to blood vessels and coverings. These cells show a wide range of reactions to various noxious agents, which can be detected in routine stainings. Some of these reactions are nonspecific to different injuries; however some, such as the appearance of inclusion bodies, can be highly disease-specific. Immunohistochemical markers are widely used in neuropathologic diagnostic practice and help to understand the pathogenesis of diseases...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986688/unconventional-myosin-id-is-involved-in-remyelination-after-cuprizone-induced-demyelination
#15
Reiji Yamazaki, Hiroko Baba, Yoshihide Yamaguchi
Myelin, which is a multilamellar structure that sheathes the axon, is essential for normal neuronal function. In the central nervous system (CNS), myelin is produced by oligodendrocytes (OLs), which wrap their plasma membrane around axons. The dynamic membrane trafficking system, which relies on motor proteins, is required for myelin formation and maintenance. Previously, we reported that myosin ID (Myo1d) is distributed in rat CNS myelin and is especially enriched in the outer and inner cytoplasm-containing loops...
October 6, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963708/concentration-dependent-inner-retina-layer-damage-and-optic-nerve-degeneration-in-a-nmda-model
#16
Sandra Kuehn, Cara Rodust, Gesa Stute, Pia Grotegut, Wilhelm Meißner, Sabrina Reinehr, H Burkhard Dick, Stephanie C Joachim
The intravitreal injection of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA), a glutamate analogue, is an established model for fast retinal ganglion cell (RGC) degeneration. Yet, NMDA does not cause specific RGC damage. Now, the effects on the whole retina were analyzed. Additionally, the related effects for the structure and apoptotic levels of the optic nerve were investigated. Therefore, different NMDA concentrations were intravitreally injected in rats (20, 40, or 80 nmol NMDA or PBS). At days 3 and 14, Brn-3a(+) RGCs were degenerated...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963396/a-novel-microglial-subset-plays-a-key-role-in-myelinogenesis-in-developing-brain
#17
Agnieszka Wlodarczyk, Inge R Holtman, Martin Krueger, Nir Yogev, Julia Bruttger, Reza Khorooshi, Anouk Benmamar-Badel, Jelkje J de Boer-Bergsma, Nellie A Martin, Khalad Karram, Isabella Kramer, Erik Wgm Boddeke, Ari Waisman, Bart Jl Eggen, Trevor Owens
Microglia are resident macrophages of the central nervous system that contribute to homeostasis and neuroinflammation. Although known to play an important role in brain development, their exact function has not been fully described. Here, we show that in contrast to healthy adult and inflammation-activated cells, neonatal microglia show a unique myelinogenic and neurogenic phenotype. A CD11c(+) microglial subset that predominates in primary myelinating areas of the developing brain expresses genes for neuronal and glial survival, migration, and differentiation...
November 15, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939905/expression-and-differential-responsiveness-of-central-nervous-system-glial-cell-populations-to-the-acute-phase-protein-serum-amyloid-a
#18
Massimo Barbierato, Mila Borri, Laura Facci, Morena Zusso, Stephen D Skaper, Pietro Giusti
Acute-phase response is a systemic reaction to environmental/inflammatory insults and involves hepatic production of acute-phase proteins, including serum amyloid A (SAA). Extrahepatically, SAA immunoreactivity is found in axonal myelin sheaths of cortex in Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), although its cellular origin is unclear. We examined the responses of cultured rat cortical astrocytes, microglia and oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) to master pro-inflammatory cytokine tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α and lipopolysaccaride (LPS)...
September 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929408/yokukansan-reduces-cuprizone-induced-demyelination-in-the-corpus-callosum-through-anti-inflammatory-effects-on-microglia
#19
Taichi Nomura, Yoshio Bando, Hua You, Tatsuhide Tanaka, Shigetaka Yoshida
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS). The release of inflammatory cytokines and pro-oxidant molecules from microglia has been shown to play a key role in the pathology of MS. Thus, suppression of microglial cell activation is an attractive therapeutic option. Yokukansan, a traditional Japanese herbal medicine, has been shown to suppress microglial activity in the CNS. However, whether or not yokukansan reduces demyelination observed in the CNS during MS remains unknown...
December 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925578/combined-fetal-inflammation-and-postnatal-hypoxia-causes-myelin-deficits-and-autism-like-behavior-in-a-rat-model-of-diffuse-white-matter-injury
#20
Erik van Tilborg, E J Marijke Achterberg, Caren M van Kammen, Annette van der Toorn, Floris Groenendaal, Rick M Dijkhuizen, Cobi J Heijnen, Louk J M J Vanderschuren, Manon N J L Benders, Cora H A Nijboer
Diffuse white matter injury (WMI) is a serious problem in extremely preterm infants, and is associated with adverse neurodevelopmental outcome, including cognitive impairments and an increased risk of autism-spectrum disorders. Important risk factors include fetal or perinatal inflammatory insults and fluctuating cerebral oxygenation. However, the exact mechanisms underlying diffuse WMI are not fully understood and no treatment options are currently available. The use of clinically relevant animal models is crucial to advance knowledge on the pathophysiology of diffuse WMI, allowing the definition of novel therapeutic targets...
January 2018: Glia
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