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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149443/migration-of-interneuron-precursors-in-the-nascent-cerebellar-cortex
#1
Annika K Wefers, Christian Haberlandt, Lachezar Surchev, Christian Steinhäuser, Ronald Jabs, Karl Schilling
The cerebellum arguably constitutes one of the best characterized central nervous circuits, and its structure, cellular function, and histogenesis have been described in exceptional quantitative detail. A notable exception to this is the development of its inhibitory interneurons, and in particular the extensive migrations of future basket and stellate cells. Here, we used acute slices from 8-day-old mice to assess the migration of Pax2-EGFP-tagged precursors of these cells en route to the molecular layer during their transit through the nascent cerebellar cortex...
November 17, 2017: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134361/sonic-hedgehog-agonist-protects-against-complex-neonatal-cerebellar-injury
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Vien Nguyen, Khalida Sabeur, Emin Maltepe, Kurosh Ameri, Omer Bayraktar, David H Rowitch
The cerebellum undergoes rapid growth during the third trimester and is vulnerable to injury and deficient growth in infants born prematurely. Factors associated with preterm cerebellar hypoplasia include chronic lung disease and postnatal glucocorticoid administration. We modeled chronic hypoxemia and glucocorticoid administration in neonatal mice to study whole cerebellar and cell type-specific effects of dual exposure. Chronic neonatal hypoxia resulted in permanent cerebellar hypoplasia. This was compounded by administration of prednisolone as shown by greater volume loss and Purkinje cell death...
November 13, 2017: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127210/hiv-1-nc-induced-stress-granule-assembly-and-translation-arrest-are-inhibited-by-the-dsrna-binding-protein-staufen1
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Shringar Rao, Alessandro Cinti, Abdelkrim Temzi, Raquel Amorim, Ji Chang You, Andrew J Mouland
The nucleocapsid (NC) is an N-terminal protein derived from the HIV-1 Gag precursor polyprotein, pr55Gag. NC possesses key functions at several pivotal stages of viral replication. For example, an interaction between NC and the host, double-stranded RNA-binding protein Staufen1 was shown to regulate several steps in the viral replication cycle, such as Gag multimerisation and genomic RNA encapsidation. In this work, we observed that the overexpression of NC leads to the induction of stress granule (SG) assembly...
November 10, 2017: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118110/cellular-functions-of-the-autism-risk-factor-ptchd1-in-mice
#4
David Tora, Andrea M Gomez, Jean-Francois Michaud, Patricia T Yam, Frédéric Charron, Peter Scheiffele
The gene PTCHD1 is mutated in patients with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and intellectual disabilities (ID) and has been hypothesized to contribute to Sonic hedgehog (Shh) signaling and synapse formation. We identify a panel of Ptchd1 interacting proteins that include postsynaptic density proteins and the retromer complex, revealing a link to critical regulators of dendritic and postsynaptic trafficking. Ptchd1 knock-out male mice exhibit cognitive alterations, including defects in a novel object recognition task...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079783/nanog-driven-cell-reprogramming-and-self-renewal-maintenance-in-ptch1-granule-cell-precursors-after-radiation-injury
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Barbara Tanno, Simona Leonardi, Gabriele Babini, Paola Giardullo, Ilaria De Stefano, Emanuela Pasquali, Anna Saran, Mariateresa Mancuso
Medulloblastoma (MB) is the most common pediatric brain tumor, comprising four distinct molecular variants, one of which characterized by activation of the Sonic Hedgehog (SHH) pathway, driving 25-30% of sporadic MB. SHH-dependent MBs arise from granule cell precursors (GCPs), are fatal in 40-70% of cases and radioresistance strongly contributes to poor prognosis and tumor recurrence. Patched1 heterozygous (Ptch1 (+/-)) mice, carrying a germ-line heterozygous inactivating mutation in the Ptch1 gene, the Shh receptor and negative regulator of the pathway, are uniquely susceptible to MB development after radiation damage in neonatal cerebellum...
October 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079525/conversion-of-nox2-into-a-constitutive-enzyme-in-vitro-and-in-living-cells-after-its-binding-with-a-chimera-of-the-regulatory-subunits
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Rawand Masoud, Xavier Serfaty, Marie Erard, Paul Machillot, Gilda Karimi, Elodie Hudik, Frank Wien, Laura Baciou, Chantal Houée-Levin, Tania Bizouarn
During the phagocytosis of pathogens by phagocyte cells, the NADPH oxidase complex is activated to produce superoxide anion, a precursor of microbial oxidants. The activated NADPH oxidase complex from phagocytes consists in two transmembrane proteins (Nox2 and p22(phox)) and four cytosolic proteins (p40(phox), p47(phox), p67(phox) and Rac1-2). In the resting state of the cells, these proteins are dispersed in the cytosol, the membrane of granules and the plasma membrane. In order to synchronize the assembly of the cytosolic subunits on the membrane components of the oxidase, a fusion of the cytosolic proteins p47(phox), p67(phox) and Rac1 named trimera was constructed...
October 25, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983609/molecular-mechanisms-of-the-inhibitory-effects-of-jiangu-granule%C3%A2-containing-serum-on-rankl%C3%A2-induced-osteoclastogenesis
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Yunmei Huang, Yu Lin, Yinsheng Wu, Jianwei Zeng, Meiya Huang, Shiming Guo, Wenjuan Luo, Haiming Lin, Yanping Lin
Postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMOP) is characterized by increased bone loss due to enhanced osteoclastogenesis and bone resorption. A Chinese herbal formula, jiangugranule (JG), exhibited great efficacy in the clinical treatment of PMOP. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the therapeutic effects remain unclear. The present study aimed to examine the effects of JG‑containing serum on receptor activator of nuclear factor‑κB (NF‑κB) ligand (RANKL)‑induced osteoclastogenesis. Osteoclast precursor RAW264...
December 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974424/lkb1-regulates-granule-cell-migration-and-cortical-folding-of-the-cerebellar-cortex
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Kaitlyn E Ryan, Patrick S Kim, Jonathan T Fleming, Emily Brignola, Frances Y Cheng, Ying Litingtung, Chin Chiang
Cerebellar growth and foliation require the Hedgehog-driven proliferation of granule cell precursors (GCPs) in the external granule layer (EGL). However, that increased or extended GCP proliferation generally does not elicit ectopic folds suggests that additional determinants control cortical expansion and foliation during cerebellar development. Here, we find that genetic loss of the serine-threonine kinase Liver Kinase B1 (Lkb1) in GCPs increased cerebellar cortical size and foliation independent of changes in proliferation or Hedgehog signaling...
December 1, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914464/expression-of-caveolin-1-in-the-interfollicular-but-not-the-follicle-associated-epithelial-cells-in-the-bursa-of-fabricius-of-chickens
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Ildikó Bódi, Krisztina Minkó, Orsolya Fölker, Zsófia Benyeda, Balázs Felföldi, Attila Magyar, Anna Kiss, Vilmos Palya, Imre Oláh
The surface epithelium of the bursa of Fabricius consists of interfollicular (IFE) and follicle-associated epithelium (FAE). The IFE comprises (i) cylindrical-shaped secretory cells (SC) and (ii) cuboidal basal cells (BCs). The FAE provides histological and two-way functional connections between the bursal lumen and medulla of the follicle. We used a carbon solution and anti-caveolin-1 (Cav-1) to study the endocytic activity of FAE. Carbon particles entered the intercellular space of FAE, but the carbon particles were not internalized by the FAE cells...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894506/a-cystine-rich-whey-supplement-immunocal%C3%A2-provides-neuroprotection-from-diverse-oxidative-stress-inducing-agents-in-vitro-by-preserving-cellular-glutathione
#10
Aimee N Winter, Erika K Ross, Vamsi Daliparthi, Whitney A Sumner, Danielle M Kirchhof, Evan Manning, Heather M Wilkins, Daniel A Linseman
Oxidative stress is a principal mechanism underlying the pathophysiology of neurodegeneration. Therefore, nutritional enhancement of endogenous antioxidant defenses may represent a viable treatment option. We investigated the neuroprotective properties of a unique whey protein supplement (Immunocal®) that provides an essential precursor (cystine) for synthesis of the endogenous antioxidant, glutathione (GSH). Primary cultures of rat cerebellar granule neurons (CGNs), NSC34 motor neuronal cells, or HT22 hippocampal cells were preincubated in medium containing Immunocal and then subsequently treated with agents known to induce oxidative stress...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882412/a-flavonoid-agonist-of-the-trkb-receptor-for-bdnf-improves-hippocampal-neurogenesis-and-hippocampus-dependent-memory-in-the-ts65dn-mouse-model-of-ds
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Fiorenza Stagni, Andrea Giacomini, Sandra Guidi, Marco Emili, Beatrice Uguagliati, Maria Elisa Salvalai, Valeria Bortolotto, Mariagrazia Grilli, Roberto Rimondini, Renata Bartesaghi
Intellectual disability is the unavoidable hallmark of Down syndrome (DS), with a heavy impact on public health. Reduced neurogenesis and impaired neuron maturation are considered major determinants of altered brain function in DS. Since the DS brain starts at a disadvantage, attempts to rescue neurogenesis and neuron maturation should take place as soon as possible. The brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a neurotrophin that plays a key role in brain development by specifically binding to tropomyosin-related kinase receptor B (TrkB)...
December 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860654/heterologous-expression-of-the-n-acetylglucosaminyltransferase-i-dictates-a-reinvestigation-of-the-n-glycosylation-pathway-in-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
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Gaëtan Vanier, Pierre-Louis Lucas, Corinne Loutelier-Bourhis, Jessica Vanier, Carole Plasson, Marie-Laure Walet-Balieu, Philippe Chan Tchi-Song, Isabelle Remy-Jouet, Vincent Richard, Sophie Bernard, Azeddine Driouich, Carlos Afonso, Patrice Lerouge, Elodie Mathieu-Rivet, Muriel Bardor
Eukaryotic N-glycosylation pathways are dependent of N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase I (GnTI), a key glycosyltransferase opening the door to the formation of complex-type N-glycans by transferring a N-acetylglucosamine residue onto the Man5GlcNAc2 intermediate. In contrast, glycans N-linked to Chlamydomonas reinhardtii proteins arise from a GnTI-independent Golgi processing of oligomannosides giving rise to Man5GlcNAc2 substituted eventually with one or two xylose(s). Here, complementation of C. reinhardtii with heterologous GnTI was investigated by expression of GnTI cDNAs originated from Arabidopsis and the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum...
August 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827804/recruitment-of-armitage-and-yb-to-a-transcript-triggers-its-phased-processing-into-primary-pirnas-in-drosophila-ovaries
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Radha Raman Pandey, David Homolka, Kuan-Ming Chen, Ravi Sachidanandam, Marie-Odile Fauvarque, Ramesh S Pillai
Small RNAs called PIWI -interacting RNAs (piRNAs) are essential for transposon control and fertility in animals. Primary processing is the small RNA biogenesis pathway that uses long single-stranded RNA precursors to generate millions of individual piRNAs, but the molecular mechanisms that identify a transcript as a precursor are poorly understood. Here we demonstrate that artificial tethering of the piRNA biogenesis factor, Armi, to a transcript is sufficient to direct it into primary processing in Drosophila ovaries and in an ovarian cell culture model...
August 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666707/differential-alteration-of-hippocampal-function-and-plasticity-in-females-and-males-of-the-appxps1-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Kevin Richetin, Petnoi Petsophonsakul, Laurent Roybon, Bruno P Guiard, Claire Rampon
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by memory loss and impaired cognitive functions. The higher incidence of AD among women indicates that sex is one of the main risk factor for developing the disease. Using the transgenic amyloid precursor protein × presenilin 1 (APPxPS1) mouse model of AD, we investigated sex inequality with regards to memory capacities and hippocampal plasticity. We report that spatial memory is strongly affected in APPxPS1 females while remarkably spared in males, at all ages tested...
September 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656266/peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE-agonist-suppresses-mast-cell-maturation-and-induces-apoptosis
#15
Yu Zhang, Xinqian Li, Shengjian Fang, Zhenghua Zhu, Min Yao, Liyun Ying, Liwei Zhu, Zhaoxin Ma, Weihua Wang
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR γ), is important in the immunoregulation of the allergic response. Mast cells are the most important inflammatory cells in immediate hypersensitivity and allergic diseases. However, there is limited information regarding the effects of PPAR γ on mast cell maturation. In the present study, mouse bone marrow‑derived mast cells (BMMCs) were cultured in interleukin (IL)‑3 and stem cell factor (SCF), in the presence or absence of the PPAR γ agonist, pioglitazone (PIO)...
August 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646211/increasing-cell-density-globally-enhances-the-biogenesis-of-piwi-interacting-rnas-in-bombyx-mori-germ-cells
#16
Shozo Honda, Phillipe Loher, Keisuke Morichika, Megumi Shigematsu, Takuya Kawamura, Yoriko Kirino, Isidore Rigoutsos, Yohei Kirino
Piwi proteins and their bound Piwi-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) are predominantly expressed in the germline and play crucial roles in germline development by silencing transposons and other targets. Bombyx mori BmN4 cells are culturable germ cells that equip the piRNA pathway. Because of the scarcity of piRNA-expressing culturable cells, BmN4 cells are being utilized for the analyses of piRNA biogenesis. We here report that the piRNA biogenesis in BmN4 cells is regulated by cell density. As cell density increased, the abundance of Piwi proteins and piRNA biogenesis factors was commonly upregulated, resulting in an increased number of perinuclear nuage-like granules where Piwi proteins localize...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633908/dynamics-of-the-cell-division-orientation-of-granule-cell-precursors-during-cerebellar-development
#17
Satoshi Miyashita, Toma Adachi, Mariko Yamashita, Takayuki Sota, Mikio Hoshino
The cerebellar granule cell (GC) system provides a good model for studying neuronal development. In the external granule layer (EGL), granule cell precursors (GCPs) rapidly and continuously divide to produce numerous GCs as well as GCPs. In some brain regions, the orientation of cell division affects daughter cell fate, thus the direction of GCP division is related to whether it produces a GCP or a GC. Therefore, we tried to characterize the orientation of GCP division from embryonic to postnatal stages and to identify an environmental cue that regulates the orientation...
October 2017: Mechanisms of Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630282/desumoylation-of-gli1-by-senp1-attenuates-sonic-hedgehog-signaling
#18
Huaize Liu, Sen Yan, Jie Ding, Ting-Ting Yu, Steven Y Cheng
The transcriptional output of the Sonic Hedgehog morphogenic pathway is orchestrated by three Krüppel family transcription factors, Gli1 to -3, which undergo extensive posttranslational modifications, including ubiquitination and SUMOylation. Here, we report that the sentrin-specific peptidase SENP1 is the specific deSUMOylation enzyme for Gli1. We show that SUMOylation stabilizes Gli1 by competing with ubiquitination at conserved lysine residues and that SUMOylated Gli1 is enriched in the nucleus, suggesting that SUMOylation is a nuclear localization signal for Gli1...
September 15, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627017/functional-expression-of-calcium-permeable-canonical-transient-receptor-potential-4-containing-channels-promotes-migration-of-medulloblastoma-cells
#19
Wei-Chun Wei, Wan-Chen Huang, Yu-Ping Lin, Esther B E Becker, Olaf Ansorge, Veit Flockerzi, Daniele Conti, Giovanna Cenacchi, Maike D Glitsch
KEY POINTS: The proton sensing ovarian cancer G protein coupled receptor 1 (OGR1, aka GPR68) promotes expression of the canonical transient receptor potential channel subunit TRPC4 in normal and transformed cerebellar granule precursor (DAOY) cells. OGR1 and TRPC4 are prominently expressed in healthy cerebellar tissue throughout postnatal development and in primary cerebellar medulloblastoma tissues. Activation of TRPC4-containing channels in DAOY cells, but not non-transformed granule precursor cells, results in prominent increases in [Ca(2+) ]i and promotes cell motility in wound healing and transwell migration assays...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552674/enrichment-increases-hippocampal-neurogenesis-independent-of-blood-monocyte-derived-microglia-presence-following-high-dose-total-body-irradiation
#20
Marc J Ruitenberg, Julia Wells, Perry F Bartlett, Alan R Harvey, Jana Vukovic
Birth of new neurons in the hippocampus persists in the brain of adult mammals and critically underpins optimal learning and memory. The process of adult neurogenesis is significantly reduced following brain irradiation and this correlates with impaired cognitive function. In this study, we aimed to compare the long-term effects of two environmental paradigms (i.e. enriched environment and exercise) on adult neurogenesis following high-dose (10Gy) total body irradiation. When housed in standard (sedentary) conditions, irradiated mice revealed a long-lasting (up to 4 months) deficit in neurogenesis in the granule cell layer of the dentate gyrus, the region that harbors the neurogenic niche...
June 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
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