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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637318/experience-dependent-regulation-of-cajal-retzius-cell-networks-in-the-developing-and-adult-mouse-hippocampus
#1
Max Anstötz, Sun Kyong Lee, Tamra I Neblett, Gabriele M Rune, Gianmaria Maccaferri
In contrast to their near-disappearance in the adult neocortex, Cajal-Retzius cells have been suggested to persist longer in the hippocampus. A distinctive feature of the mature hippocampus, not maintained by other cortical areas, is its ability to sustain adult neurogenesis. Here, we have investigated whether environmental manipulations affecting hippocampal postnatal neurogenesis have a parallel impact on Cajal-Retzius cells. We used multiple mouse reporter lines to unequivocally identify Cajal-Retzius cells and quantify their densities during postnatal development...
June 16, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632504/what-is-new-in-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor
#2
Inga-Marie Schaefer, Adrián Mariño-Enríquez, Jonathan A Fletcher
The classification "gastrointestinal stromal tumor" (GIST) became commonplace in the 1990s and since that time various advances have characterized the GIST lineage of origin, tyrosine kinase mutations, and mechanisms of response and resistance to targeted therapies. In addition to tyrosine kinase mutations and their constitutive activation of downstream signaling pathways, GISTs acquire a sequence of chromosomal aberrations. These include deletions of chromosomes 14q, 22q, 1p, and 15q, which harbor putative tumor suppressor genes required for stepwise progression from microscopic, preclinical forms of GIST (microGIST) to clinically relevant tumors with malignant potential...
June 19, 2017: Advances in Anatomic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630879/imaging-cajal-s-neuronal-avalanche-how-wide-field-optical-imaging-of-the-point-spread-advanced-the-understanding-of-neocortical-structure-function-relationship
#3
REVIEW
Ron D Frostig, Cynthia H Chen-Bee, Brett A Johnson, Nathan S Jacobs
This review brings together a collection of studies that specifically use wide-field high-resolution mesoscopic level imaging techniques (intrinsic signal optical imaging; voltage-sensitive dye optical imaging) to image the cortical point spread (PS): the total spread of cortical activation comprising a large neuronal ensemble evoked by spatially restricted (point) stimulation of the sensory periphery (e.g., whisker, pure tone, point visual stimulation). The collective imaging findings, combined with supporting anatomical and electrophysiological findings, revealed some key aspects about the PS including its very large (radius of several mm) and relatively symmetrical spatial extent capable of crossing cytoarchitectural borders and trespassing into other cortical areas; its relationship with underlying evoked subthreshold activity and underlying anatomical system of long-range horizontal projections within gray matter, both also crossing borders; its contextual modulation and plasticity; the ability of its relative spatiotemporal profile to remain invariant to major changes in stimulation parameters; its potential role as a building block for integrative cortical activity; and its ubiquitous presence across various cortical areas and across mammalian species...
July 2017: Neurophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630134/correction-clustering-of-ca-2-transients-in-interstitial-cells-of-cajal-defines-slow-wave-duration
#4
Bernard T Drumm, Grant W Hennig, Matthew J Battersby, Erin K Cunningham, Tae Sik Sung, Sean M Ward, Kenton M Sanders, Salah A Baker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 19, 2017: Journal of General Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628170/recent-advances-and-perspectives-in-the-design-and-development-of-polymyxins
#5
REVIEW
Francesc Rabanal, Yolanda Cajal
Covering: 1947-early 2017, particularly from 2005-early 2017The rise of bacterial pathogens with acquired resistance to almost all available antibiotics is becoming a serious public health issue. Polymyxins, antibiotics that were mostly abandoned a few decades ago because of toxicity concerns, are ultimately considered as a last-line therapy to treat infections caused by multi-drug resistant Gram-negative bacteria. This review surveys the progress in understanding polymyxin structure, and their chemistry, mechanisms of antibacterial activity and nephrotoxicity, biomarkers, synergy and combination with other antimicrobial agents and antibiofilm properties...
June 19, 2017: Natural Product Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627603/role-of-stem-cell-factor-in-the-regulation-of-icc-proliferation-and-detrusor-contraction-in-rats-with-an-underactive-bladder
#6
Jianli Feng, Jin Gao, Shan Zhou, Yuanfeng Liu, Yu Zhong, Yong Shu, Ming Sen Meng, Jiaqiang Yan, Danning Sun, Qiang Fang, Daodong Sun
Stem cell factor (SCF) is critical in regulating the proliferation, differentiation and function of the interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs), which are closely associated with smooth muscle dysfunction. The present study aimed to examine the effect of SCF on ICC proliferation and detrusor contraction in rats with an underactive bladder. Sprague‑Dawley rats were divided into four groups comprising control, control+SCF, detrusor underactivity (DU), and DU+SCF groups. The ICC count was determined using immunofluorescence; serum levels of SCF were determined using an enzyme‑linked immunosorbent assay; mRNA and protein levels of c‑kit and SCF in tissues were assessed using reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blot analyses, respectively...
June 9, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622526/extragastrointestinal-stromal-tumour-of-the-lesser-omentum-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#7
I E Katsoulis, A Tzortzopoulou, P Tziakou, N Arnogiannaki, I Kostoglou-Athanassiou, G Lypas, I G Karaitianos
INTRODUCTION: Extragastrointestinal stromal tumours (EGISTs) are very uncommon compared to their gastrointestinal counterparts. Most of them originate from the intestinal mesentery and the omentum. CASE REPORT: A 70 year-old Caucasian woman presented with a bulky abdominal mass which on laparotomy was found to originate from the lesser omentum and was completely resected. Histological examination revealed spindle cells with severe pleomorphism and high mitotic activity...
June 8, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622110/pavlov-and-cajal-two-different-pathways-to-a-nobel-prize
#8
Jairo A Rozo, Yuniesky Andrade-Talavera, Antonio Rodríguez-Moreno
Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936) and Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852-1934) were two contemporary scientists who not only had a great impact on Russian and Spanish science but also on the international stage. Both shared several common features in their life and work, yet they followed fundamentally different paths during their training as scientists. While Pavlov received his laboratory training under the guidance of Ilya Tsion (1843-1912), Cajal did not receive any formal training within a particular laboratory nor did he have a mentor in the traditional sense, rather he was mainly self-taught, although he was supported by key figures like Maestre de San Juan (1828-1890) and Luis Simarro (1851-1921)...
July 2017: Journal of the History of the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608356/-the-influence-of-spanish-neuropsychiatry-on-the-improbable-medicine-of-ramon-gomez-de-la-serna
#9
REVIEW
G Delgado-Garcia, C Rodriguez-Navarez, T Corona, B Estanol-Vidal
INTRODUCTION: El doctor inverosimil (The Improbable Doctor) is a novel by Ramon Gomez de la Serna (1888-1963) in which the reader follows, by means of a series of different clinical cases, the adventures of Doctor Vivar. AIMS: To present and discuss, for the first time, the influence that Spanish neuropsychiatry had on this novel, taking the following short stories as study models: 'Casos cerebrales' ('Brain Cases') and 'La risita' ('The Giggles'). DEVELOPMENT: In these two tales, the improbable doctor embodies the three defining elements of Spanish neuropsychiatry...
June 16, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607398/epstein-barr-virus-induced-up-regulation-of-tcab1-is-involved-in-the-dna-damage-response-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#10
Kun Wang, Yichen Ge, Chao Ni, Bomiao Cui, Jintao Du, Bo Zhang, Xiaoyu Hu, Jiao Chen, Liying Xiao, Chongkui Sun, Yan Li
Telomerase Cajal body protein 1 (TCAB1), which is involved in Cajal body maintenance, telomere elongation and ribonucleoprotein biogenesis, has been linked to cancer predisposition, including nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), due to its oncogenic properties. However, there are no specific reports to date on the functional relevance of TCAB1 and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), which is considered to be a risk factor for NPC. In this study, we first examined NPC clinical tissues and found a notable overexpression of TCAB1 in EBV-positive specimens...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592421/clustering-of-ca-2-transients-in-interstitial-cells-of-cajal-defines-slow-wave-duration
#11
Bernard T Drumm, Grant W Hennig, Matthew J Battersby, Erin K Cunningham, Tae Sik Sung, Sean M Ward, Kenton M Sanders, Salah A Baker
Interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) in the myenteric plexus region (ICC-MY) of the small intestine are pacemakers that generate rhythmic depolarizations known as slow waves. Slow waves depend on activation of Ca(2+)-activated Cl(-) channels (ANO1) in ICC, propagate actively within networks of ICC-MY, and conduct to smooth muscle cells where they generate action potentials and phasic contractions. Thus, mechanisms of Ca(2+) regulation in ICC are fundamental to the motor patterns of the bowel. Here, we characterize the nature of Ca(2+) transients in ICC-MY within intact muscles, using mice expressing a genetically encoded Ca(2+) sensor, GCaMP3, in ICC...
June 7, 2017: Journal of General Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588454/reelin-signaling-inactivates-cofilin-to-stabilize-the-cytoskeleton-of-migrating-cortical-neurons
#12
REVIEW
Michael Frotscher, Shanting Zhao, Shaobo Wang, Xuejun Chai
Neurons are highly polarized cells. They give rise to several dendrites but only one axon. In addition, many neurons show a preferred orientation. For example, pyramidal neurons of the cerebral cortex extend their apical dendrites toward the cortical surface while their axons run in opposite direction toward the white matter. This characteristic orientation reflects the migratory trajectory of a pyramidal cell during cortical development: the leading process (the future apical dendrite) extends toward the marginal zone (MZ) and the trailing process (the future axon) toward the intermediate zone (IZ) while the cells migrate radially to reach their destination in the cortical plate (CP)...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580775/persistent-distention-of-colon-damages-interstitial-cells-of-cajal-through-ca-2-erk-ap-1-mir-34c-scf-deregulation
#13
Shu Yang, Fang Dong, Dandan Li, Haimei Sun, Bo Wu, Tingyi Sun, Yaxi Wang, Ping Shen, Fengqing Ji, Deshan Zhou
Gastrointestinal motility disorders (GMDs) are attributed to loss of interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC), whose survival and function are deeply dependent on the activation of KIT/SCF signalling. Based on the facts that gastrointestinal distention is common in GMD patients and SCF produced by smooth muscle cells (SMCs) is usually decreased before ICC loss, we considered a possible contribution of persistent gastrointestinal distention/stretch to SCF deficiency. In this study, chronic colonic distention mouse model, diabetic gastrointestinal paresis mouse model, cultured mouse colonic SMCs and colon specimens from Hirschsprung's disease patients were used...
June 4, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577248/pathological-findings-of-the-antral-and-pyloric-smooth-muscle-in-patients-with-gastroparesis-like-syndrome-compared-to-gastroparesis-similarities-and-differences
#14
Mohammad Bashashati, Sharareh Moraveji, Alireza Torabi, Irene Sarosiek, Brian R Davis, Jesus Diaz, Richard W McCallum
BACKGROUND: Gastroparesis (GP)-like syndrome presents with the symptoms of GP but without delayed gastric emptying (GE). Whether GP-like syndrome is part of a spectrum of GP is not clear. This study aimed to compare the histopathological features of antral and pyloric smooth muscle tissue in GP and GP-like syndrome. METHODS: Full-thickness antral and/or pyloric biopsies were obtained from 37 GP and 18 GP-like syndrome patients who underwent abdominal surgery to place a gastric electrical stimulator or jejunal feeding tube and/or pyloroplasty...
June 2, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570618/correction-change-in-the-interstitial-cells-of-cajal-and-nnos-positive-neuronal-cells-with-aging-in-the-stomach-of-f344-rats
#15
Yong Hwan Kwon, Nayoung Kim, Ryoung Hee Nam, Ji Hyun Park, Sun Min Lee, Sung Kook Kim, Hye Seung Lee, Yong Sung Kim, Dong Ho Lee
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0169113.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569257/current-status-and-future-prospect-of-fshd-region-gene-1
#16
Arman Kunwar Hansda, Ankit Tiwari, Manjusha Dixit
FSHD region gene 1 (FRG1), as the name suggests, is the primary candidate gene for fascioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy disease. It seemingly affects muscle physiology in normal individuals but in FSHD, where it is found to be highly upregulated, might be involved in disruption of face, scapula and humeral skeletal muscle. Literature on FRG1, reviewed from 1996 to 2016, reveals that it is primarily associated with muscle development and maintenance. Approximately 75% of FSHD patients also show vascular abnormalities indicating that FRG1 might have some part to play in these abnormalities...
June 2017: Journal of Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539323/etv1-positive-cells-give-rise-to-brafv600e-mutant-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
#17
Leili Ran, Devan Murphy, Jessica Sher, Zhen Cao, Shangqian Wang, Edward Walczak, Youxin Guan, Yuanyuan Xie, Shipra Shukla, Yu Zhan, Cristina R Antonescu, Yu Chen, Ping Chi
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) is the most common subtype of sarcoma. Despite clinical advances in the treatment of KIT/PDGFRA-mutant GIST, similar progress against KIT/PDGFRA-wild type GIST, including mutant BRAF-driven tumors, have been limited by a lack of model systems. ETV1 is a master regulator in the intestinal cells of Cajal (ICC), thought to be the cells of origin of GIST. Here we present a model in which the ETV1 promoter is used to specifically and inducibly drive Cre recombinase in ICC as a strategy to study GIST pathogenesis...
May 24, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537131/acupuncture-ameliorates-postoperative-ileus-via-il-6-mir-19a-kit-axis-to-protect-interstitial-cells-of-cajal
#18
Jingjing Deng, Shu Yang, Qing Yuan, Yuzhong Chen, Dandan Li, Haimei Sun, Xinghua Tan, Fuchun Zhang, Deshan Zhou
Acupuncture is a therapy effective in treating postoperative ileus (POI); its underlying mechanisms remain unclear. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) participate in inflammation and injury to the interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs), both of which are considered to be contributors to POI. C-kit, encoding KIT, a specific marker of ICCs, is predicted to be targeted by miR-19a, an inflammation-related miRNA. Therefore, we investigated a possible link between inflammation, miR-19a, and ICCs in POI, as well as the mechanism by which these factors are affected by acupuncture...
May 24, 2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536075/increased-chemo-sensitivity-by-knockdown-coilin-expression-involved-acceleration-of-premature-cellular-senescence-in-hela-cells
#19
Yaoyao Song, Jing Niu, Zhixia Yue, Ruiqi Gao, Chenguang Zhang, Wei Ding
Coilin is a marker protein of the Cajal body (CB). Cajal bodies, functional nuclear structure, play important roles for the maturation of telomerase mRNAs. However, whether CB participates in the process of cell senescence is unknown. Cisplatin is a frequently used drug for the chemotherapy for various cancers, which was recently reported to be able to induce premature senescence of tumor cells. In this study, we found that when HeLa cells were treated with 2 μg/ml cisplatin for 4 days, stagnant cell growth, especially in cells stained positive of SA-β-gal, was accompanied with significant changes in CB morphologies...
May 20, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534520/extracolonic-cancer-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-data-from-the-geteccu-eneida-registry
#20
María Chaparro, M Ramas, J M Benítez, A López-García, A Juan, J Guardiola, M Mínguez, X Calvet, L Márquez, L I Fernández Salazar, L Bujanda, C García, Y Zabana, R Lorente, J Barrio, E Hinojosa, M Iborra, M Domínguez Cajal, M Van Domselaar, M F García-Sepulcre, F Gomollón, M Piqueras, G Alcaín, V García-Sánchez, J Panés, E Domènech, E García-Esquinas, F Rodríguez-Artalejo, J P Gisbert
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was (a) To know the prevalence and distribution of extracolonic cancer (EC) in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); (b) To estimate the incidence rate of EC; (c) To evaluate the association between EC and treatment with immunosuppressants and anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) agents. METHODS: This was an observational cohort study. INCLUSION CRITERIA: IBD and inclusion in the ENEIDA Project (a prospectively maintained registry) from GETECCU...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
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