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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059722/genome-wide-association-study-reveals-genetic-loci-and-candidate-genes-for-average-daily-gain-in-duroc-pigs
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Jianping Quan, Rongrong Ding, Xingwang Wang, Ming Yang, Yang Yang, Enqin Zheng, Ting Gu, Gengyuan Cai, Zhenfang Wu, Dewu Liu, Jie Yang
Objective: Average daily gain (ADG) is an important target trait of pig breeding programs. We aimed to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and genomic regions that are associated with ADG in the Duroc pig population. Methods: We performed a genome-wide association study involving 390 Duroc boars and by using the PorcineSNP60K Beadchip and two linear models. Results: After quality control, we detected 35971 SNPs, which included seven SNPs that are significantly associated with the ADG of pigs...
October 20, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056070/the-effects-of-lead-on-gabaergic-interneurons-in-rodents
#2
Yifei Duan, Leiwen Peng, Hua Shi, Yongmei Jiang
Lead is a heavy metal that affects various systems and organs in the body, especially the nervous system. In this study, the in vivo and in vitro effects of lead on neurons were analyzed. We divided mouse pups into three groups based on the concentration of lead exposure: the control group, the low-dose group, and the high-dose group. Changes in behavior (measured by an open-field test and a tail suspension test), blood lead levels (measured by atomic absorption spectrophotometry), the number of GABAergic interneurons (measured by immunohistochemistry), gene expression (measured by qRT-PCR), and DNA methylation (measured by pyrosequencing) were determined in the three groups...
January 1, 2017: Toxicology and Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034508/ulk4-deficiency-leads-to-hypomyelination-in-mice
#3
Min Liu, Ping Xu, Zhenlong Guan, Xiaohong Qian, Peter Dockery, Una Fitzgerald, Timothy O'Brien, Sanbing Shen
Brain nerve fibers are insulated by myelin which is produced by oligodendrocytes. Defects in myelination are increasingly recognized as a common pathology underlying neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders, which are associated with deletions of the Unc-51-like kinase 4 (ULK4) gene. Key transcription factors have been identified for oligodendrogenesis, but little is known about their associated regulators. Here we report that Ulk4 acts as a key regulator of myelination. Myelination is reduced by half in the Ulk4(tm1a/tm1a) hypomorph brain, whereas expression of axonal marker genes Tubb3, Nefh, Nefl and Nefm remains unaltered...
January 2018: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027701/cellular-and-molecular-characterization-of-idh1-mutated-diffuse-low-grade-gliomas-reveals-tumor-heterogeneity-and-absence-of-egfr-pdgfr%C3%AE-activation
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S Azar, N Leventoux, C Ripoll, V Rigau, C Gozé, F Lorcy, L Bauchet, H Duffau, P O Guichet, B Rothhut, J P Hugnot
Diffuse low grade gliomas (DLGG, grade II gliomas) are slowly-growing brain tumors that often progress into high grade gliomas. Most tumors have a missense mutation for IDH1 combined with 1p19q codeletion in oligodendrogliomas or ATRX/TP53 mutations in astrocytomas. The phenotype of tumoral cells, their environment and the pathways activated in these tumors are still ill-defined and are mainly based on genomics and transcriptomics analysis. Here we used freshly-resected tumors to accurately characterize the tumoral cell population and their environment...
October 13, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984112/effects-of-green-tea-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-on-the-proteolipid-protein-and-oligodendrocyte-transcription-factor-1-messenger-rna-gene-expression-in-a-mouse-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
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Mohammadreza Semnani, Farhad Mashayekhi, Mahnaz Azarnia, Zivar Salehi
The cuprizone multiple sclerosis (MS) animal model is characteristic for toxic demyelination and represents a reversible demyelination and remyelination system. It has been shown that green tea epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) might be effective in improving the symptoms and pathological conditions associated with autoimmune inflammatory diseases in several animal models. In this study the effects of EGCG on proteolipid protein (PLP) and oligodendrocyte transcription factor 1 (Olig1) expression in the cerebral cortex of a murine model of cuprizone-induced demyelination was investigated...
2017: Folia Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771716/microrna-212-inhibits-oligodendrocytes-during-maturation-by-down-regulation-of-differentiation-associated-gene-expression
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Chih-Yen Wang, Benjamin Deneen, Shun-Fen Tzeng
MicroRNA-212 (mir-212) has been reported to regulate neuronal development and functioning. However, its expression and function in glia are not yet known. Here, we demonstrate that the level of microRNA-212 (mir-212) was reduced in spinal cord lesion site at 1 week and 1 month after a contusive spinal cord injury. In addition to its expression in neurons, mir-212 expression was detected in oligodendrocytes (OLGs) and glial progenitor cells (GPCs) in adult CNS. The addition of antagomir-212 to reduce mir-212 expression enabled to improve the cell process outgrowth of OLGs along with the up-regulation of the genes associated with OLG differentiation and maturation, including OLIG1, SOX10, myelin basic protein (MBP), and proteolipid protein 1 (PLP1)...
October 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756311/neurogenesis-impairment-an-early-developmental-defect-in-down-syndrome
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Fiorenza Stagni, Andrea Giacomini, Marco Emili, Sandra Guidi, Renata Bartesaghi
Down syndrome (DS) is characterized by brain hypotrophy and intellectual disability starting from early life stages. Accumulating evidence shows that the phenotypic features of the DS brain can be traced back to the fetal period since the DS brain exhibits proliferation potency reduction starting from the critical time window of fetal neurogenesis. This defect is worsened by the fact that neural progenitor cells exhibit reduced acquisition of a neuronal phenotype and an increase in the acquisition of an astrocytic phenotype...
July 26, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751716/static-magnetic-field-stimulation-enhances-oligodendrocyte-differentiation-and-secretion-of-neurotrophic-factors
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Ankshita Prasad, Daniel B Loong Teh, Agata Blasiak, Chou Chai, Yang Wu, Payam M Gharibani, In Hong Yang, Thang T Phan, Kah Leong Lim, Hyunsoo Yang, Xiaogang Liu, Angelo H All
The cellular-level effects of low/high frequency oscillating magnetic field on excitable cells such as neurons are well established. In contrast, the effects of a homogeneous, static magnetic field (SMF) on Central Nervous System (CNS) glial cells are less investigated. Here, we have developed an in vitro SMF stimulation set-up to investigate the genomic effects of SMF exposure on oligodendrocyte differentiation and neurotrophic factors secretion. Human oligodendrocytes precursor cells (OPCs) were stimulated with moderate intensity SMF (0...
July 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749472/retinoic-acid-induced-upregulation-of-mir-219-promotes-the-differentiation-of-embryonic-stem-cells-into-neural-cells
#9
Haibo Wu, Jiamin Zhao, Beibei Fu, Songna Yin, Chao Song, Jingcheng Zhang, Shanting Zhao, Yong Zhang
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) regulate critical cell processes, such as apoptosis, proliferation, and development. However, the role of miRNAs in embryonic stem cell (ESC) neural differentiation induced by retinoic acid (RA) and factors that govern neural directional differentiation remain poorly understood. In this study, we demonstrated that miR-219 is sufficient in promoting mouse ESCs to undergo neural differentiation. We discovered that Foxj3 and Zbtb18, two target genes of miR-219, are not able to determine the process of RA-induced differentiation, however they prevent ESCs from differentiating into neural cells...
July 27, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625858/stem-cells-pluripotency-and-glial-cell-markers-in-peripheral-blood-of-bipolar-patients-on-long-term-lithium-treatment
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REVIEW
Ewa Ferensztajn-Rochowiak, Jolanta Kucharska-Mazur, Maciej Tarnowski, Jerzy Samochowiec, Mariusz Z Ratajczak, Janusz K Rybakowski
BACKGROUND: We investigated the effect of long-term lithium treatment on very-small embryonic-like stem cells (VSELs) and the mRNA expression of pluripotency and glial markers, in peripheral blood, in patients with bipolar disorder (BD). METHODS: Fifteen BD patients (aged 53±7years) not treated with lithium, with duration of illness >10years, 15 BD patients (aged 55±6years) treated with lithium for 8-40years (mean 16years) and 15 control subjects (aged 50±5years) were included...
June 16, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562601/multifunctional-glial-support-by-semper-cells-in-the-drosophila-retina
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Mark A Charlton-Perkins, Edward D Sendler, Elke K Buschbeck, Tiffany A Cook
Glial cells play structural and functional roles central to the formation, activity and integrity of neurons throughout the nervous system. In the retina of vertebrates, the high energetic demand of photoreceptors is sustained in part by Müller glia, an intrinsic, atypical radial glia with features common to many glial subtypes. Accessory and support glial cells also exist in invertebrates, but which cells play this function in the insect retina is largely undefined. Using cell-restricted transcriptome analysis, here we show that the ommatidial cone cells (aka Semper cells) in the Drosophila compound eye are enriched for glial regulators and effectors, including signature characteristics of the vertebrate visual system...
May 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546087/region-specific-oligodendrocyte-transcription-factor-expression-in-a-model-of-neonatal-hypoxic-injury
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Bethann M Affeldt, Andre Obenaus, Jonathan Chan, Andrea C Pardo
White matter injury (WMI) of prematurity is associated with a spectrum of neurological disorders ranging from mild cognitive and behavioral deficits to cerebral palsy. Translational studies have implicated impaired oligodendrocyte development after hypoxia as the primary cause of WMI, but the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. The goal of this study was to identify alterations in the expression of oligodendrocyte precursor cell transcription factors in a mouse model of transient mild global hypoxia...
October 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500734/differentiation-of-human-olfactory-bulb-derived-neural-stem-cells-toward-oligodendrocyte
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Hany E Marei, Zeinab Shouman, Asma Althani, Nahla Afifi, Abd-Elmaksoud A, Samah Lashen, Anwarul Hasan, Thomas Caceci, Roberto Rizzi, Carlo Cenciarelli, Patrizia Casalbore
In the central nervous system (CNS), oligodendrocytes are the glial element in charge of myelin formation. Obtaining an overall presence of oligodendrocyte precursor cells/oligodendrocytes (OPCs/OLs) in culture from different sources of NSCs is an important research area, because OPCs/OLs may provide a promising therapeutic strategy for diseases affecting myelination of axons. The present study was designed to differentiate human olfactory bulb NSCs (OBNSCs) into OPCs/OLs and using expression profiling (RT-qPCR) gene, immunocytochemistry, and specific protein expression to highlight molecular mechanism(s) underlying differentiation of human OBNSCs into OPCs/OLs...
February 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464811/effect-of-catalpol-on-remyelination-through-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-acting-to-promote-olig1-and-olig2-expressions-in-mice
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Tao Yang, Qi Zheng, Su Wang, Ling Fang, Lei Liu, Hui Zhao, Lei Wang, Yongping Fan
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) as an autoimmune disorder is a common disease occurring in central nervous system (CNS) and the remyelination plays a pivotal role in the alleviating neurological impairment in the MS. Catalpol, an effective component extracted from the Chinese herb Radix Rehmanniae, which has been proved protective in cerebral diseases. METHODS: To determine the protective effects and mechanisms of Catalpol on MS, the mice with experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) were induced by myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) 35-55, as a model for human MS...
May 2, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344151/enhancing-oligodendrocyte-differentiation-by-transient-transcription-activation-via-dna-nanoparticle-mediated-transfection
#15
Xiaowei Li, Stephany Y Tzeng, Camila Gadens Zamboni, Vassilis E Koliatsos, Guo-Li Ming, Jordan J Green, Hai-Quan Mao
Current approaches to derive oligodendrocytes from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) need extended exposure of hPSCs to growth factors and small molecules, which limits their clinical application because of the lengthy culture time required and low generation efficiency of myelinating oligodendrocytes. Compared to extrinsic growth factors and molecules, oligodendrocyte differentiation and maturation can be more effectively modulated by regulation of the cell transcription network. In the developing central nervous system (CNS), two basic helix-loop-helix transcription factors, Olig1 and Olig2, are decisive in oligodendrocyte differentiation and maturation...
May 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253550/olig1-is-required-for-noggin-induced-neonatal-myelin-repair
#16
Jennifer K Sabo, Vivi Heine, John C Silbereis, Lucas Schirmer, Steven W Levison, David H Rowitch
OBJECTIVE: Neonatal white matter injury (NWMI) is a lesion found in preterm infants that can lead to cerebral palsy. Although antagonists of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling, such as Noggin, promote oligodendrocyte precursor cell (OPC) production after hypoxic-ischemic (HI) injury, the downstream functional targets are poorly understood. The basic helix-loop-helix protein, oligodendrocyte transcription factor 1 (Olig1), promotes oligodendrocyte (OL) development and is essential during remyelination in adult mice...
April 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230075/oxygen-impairs-oligodendroglial-development-via-oxidative-stress-and-reduced-expression-of-hif-1%C3%AE
#17
Christina Brill, Till Scheuer, Christoph Bührer, Stefanie Endesfelder, Thomas Schmitz
The premature increase of oxygen tension may contribute to oligodendroglial precursor cell (OPC) damage in preterm infants. Fetal OPCs are exposed to low oxygen tissue tensions not matched when cells are cultured in room air. Maturation (A2B5, O4, O1, MBP, CNP, arborization), oxidative stress (nitrotyrosine Western blot, NRF2 and SOD2 expression), apoptosis (TUNEL), proliferation (Ki67), and expression of transcription factors regulated by Hypoxia-Inducible-Factor-1-alpha (Hif-1α) expressed in OPCs (Olig1, Olig2, Sox9, Sox10) were assessed in rat OPCs and OLN93 cells cultured at 5% O2 and 21% O2...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077718/integrin-linked-kinase-ilk-deletion-disrupts-oligodendrocyte-development-by-altering-cell-cycle
#18
Rashad Hussain, Wendy B Macklin
During development, oligodendrocytes are initially specified, after which oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) migrate and proliferate before differentiating into myelinating cells. Lineage-specific programming of oligodendrocytes results from sensing environmental cues through membrane-bound receptors and related intracellular signaling molecules. Integrin-linked kinase (ILK) is an important protein that is expressed at the inner margins of the plasma membrane and can mediate some of these signals. The current studies demonstrate that ILK deletion reduces the proliferation and differentiation of OPCs in the developing CNS...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923998/interplay-between-h1-and-hmgn-epigenetically-regulates-olig1-2-expression-and-oligodendrocyte-differentiation
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Tao Deng, Yuri Postnikov, Shaofei Zhang, Lillian Garrett, Lore Becker, Ildikó Rácz, Sabine M Hölter, Wolfgang Wurst, Helmut Fuchs, Valerie Gailus-Durner, Martin Hrabe de Angelis, Michael Bustin
An interplay between the nucleosome binding proteins H1 and HMGN is known to affect chromatin dynamics, but the biological significance of this interplay is still not clear. We find that during embryonic stem cell differentiation loss of HMGNs leads to down regulation of genes involved in neural differentiation, and that the transcription factor OLIG2 is a central node in the affected pathway. Loss of HMGNs affects the expression of OLIG2 as well as that of OLIG1, two transcription factors that are crucial for oligodendrocyte lineage specification and nerve myelination...
April 7, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913589/integrin-linked-kinase-ilk-deletion-disrupts-oligodendrocyte-development-by-altering-cell-cycle
#20
Rashad Hussain, Wendy B Macklin
During development, oligodendrocytes are initially specified, after which oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) migrate and proliferate before differentiating into myelinating cells. Lineage specific programming of oligodendrocytes results from sensing environmental cues through membrane-bound receptors and related intracellular signaling molecules. Integrin linked kinase (ILK) is an important protein expressed at the inner margins of the plasma membrane, which can mediate some of these signals. The current studies demonstrate that ILK deletion reduces the proliferation and differentiation of OPCs in the developing CNS...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
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