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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440877/bdnf-nt3-regulate-ais-location-and-affect-neuronal-excitability-in-cultured-hippocampal-neurons
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Yu Guo, Zi-Jun Su, Yi-Kun Chen, Zhen Chai
Plasticity of the axon initial segment (AIS) has aroused great interest in recent years because it regulates action potential initiation and neuronal excitability. AIS plasticity manifests as modulation of ion channels or variation in AIS structure. However, the mechanisms underlying structural plasticity of the AIS are not well understood. Here, we combined immunofluorescence, patch-clamp recordings, and pharmacological methods in cultured hippocampal neurons to investigate the factors participating in AIS structural plasticity during development...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440798/improved-gene-delivery-to-adult-mouse-spinal-cord-through-the-use-of-engineered-hybrid-adeno-associated-viral-serotypes
#2
J J Siu, N J Queen, W Huang, F Q Yin, X Liu, C Wang, D M McTigue, L Cao
Adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors are often used in gene therapy for neurological disorders because of its safety profile and promising results in clinical trials. One challenge to AAV gene therapy is effective transduction of large numbers of the appropriate cell type, which can be overcome by modulating the viral capsid through DNA shuffling. Our previous study demonstrates that Rec2, among a family of novel engineered hybrid capsid serotypes (Rec1~4) transduces adipose tissue with far superior efficiency than naturally occurring AAV serotypes...
April 25, 2017: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440222/dual-leucine-zipper-kinase-dependent-perk-activation-contributes-to-neuronal-degeneration-following-insult
#3
Martin Larhammar, Sarah Huntwork-Rodriguez, Zhiyu Jiang, Hilda Solanoy, Arundhati Sengupta Ghosh, Bei Wang, Joshua S Kaminker, Kevin Huang, Jeffrey Eastham-Anderson, Michael Siu, Zora Modrusan, Madeline M Farley, Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Joseph W Lewcock, Trent A Watkins
The PKR-like endoplasmic reticulum kinase (PERK) arm of the Integrated Stress Response (ISR) is implicated in neurodegenerative disease, although the regulators and consequences of PERK activation following neuronal injury are poorly understood. Here we show that PERK signaling is a component of the mouse MAP kinase neuronal stress response controlled by the Dual Leucine Zipper Kinase (DLK) and contributes to DLK-mediated neurodegeneration. We find that DLK-activating insults ranging from nerve injury to neurotrophin deprivation result in both c-Jun N-terminal Kinase (JNK) signaling and the PERK- and ISR-dependent upregulation of the Activating Transcription Factor 4 (ATF4)...
April 25, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438600/neurotrophin-receptors-in-the-pathogenesis-diagnosis-and-therapy-of-neurodegenerative-diseases
#4
REVIEW
Jacopo Meldolesi
In the last few years, exciting properties have emerged regarding the activation, signaling, mechanisms of action, and therapeutic targeting of the two types of neurotrophin receptors: the p75(NTR) with its intracellular and extracellular peptides, the Trks, their precursors and their complexes. This review summarizes these new developments, with particular focus on neurodegenerative diseases. Based on the evolving knowledge, innovative concepts have been formulated regarding the pathogenesis of these diseases, especially the Alzheimer's and two other, the Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases...
April 21, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436622/congenital-intestinal-fibrosarcoma-with-rapid-recurrence-requiring-adjuvant-chemotherapy
#5
Wing Shan Queenie See, Daniel Ka Leung Cheuk, Ka Fai To, Philip Pun Ching Ip, Alan Kwok Shing Chiang, Shau Yin Ha, Godfrey Chi Fung Chan
A total of 16 cases of congenital fibrosarcoma have been reported from 1975 to March 2015. Five of the 16 had abnormal fusion between erythroblast transformation specific translocation variant 6 and neurotrophin recptor gene neurotrophic tyrosine kinase, receptor, type 3 (ETV6-NTRK3); in another five out of 16 this was absent, and six were not tested. All were managed by surgical resection but none involved metastasis. Herein we report the case of a newborn baby girl with congenital fibrosarcoma negative for ETV6-NTRK3 gene fusion, who presented with ileal perforation and positive resection margin...
April 24, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435980/-glial-cells-function-as-neural-stem-cells-and-progenitor-cells
#6
Zi-Jian Tan, Shu-Hui Ju, Xiao Huang, Ya-Kun Gu, Zhi-Da Su
Glial cells, including astrocytes, oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs), NG2-glia, etc, are broadly distributed throughout the central nervous system (CNS). Also, it has been well known that glial cells play multi-roles in physiological and pathological processes in the CNS, such as maintaining homeostasis, providing neurotrophins for neurons and regulating neural signal transmission. Recently, increasing evidence showed that glial cells may also function as neural stem/progenitor cells and contribute to adult neurogenesis or neuroregeneration...
April 25, 2017: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432877/maternal-low-protein-diet-decreases-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-expression-in-the-brains-of-the-neonatal-rat-offspring
#7
Gurdeep Marwarha, Kate Claycombe-Larson, Jared Schommer, Othman Ghribi
Prenatal exposure to a maternal low-protein (LP) diet has been known to cause cognitive impairment, learning and memory deficits. However, the underlying mechanisms have not been identified. Herein, we demonstrate that a maternal LP diet causes, in the brains of the neonatal rat offspring, an attenuation in the basal expression of the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a neurotrophin indispensable for learning and memory. Female rats were fed either a 20% normal protein (NP) diet or an 8% LP 3 weeks before breeding and during the gestation period...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430931/joint-effects-of-the-epigenetic-alteration-of-neurotrophins-and-cytokine-signaling-a-possible-exploratory-model-of-affective-symptoms-in-alcohol-dependent-patients
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Annemarie Heberlein, Rilana Schuster, Alexandra Kleimann, Adrian Groh, Andreas Kordon, Birgitt Opfermann, Ralf Lichtinghagen, Michael Gröschl, Johannes Kornhuber, Stefan Bleich, Helge Frieling, Thomas Hillemacher
Aims: Neurotrophins have been linked to the symptomatology of alcohol dependence. We aimed to investigate a possible association between the methylation of the promoters of both neurotrophins, the serum levels of the cytokines and core symptoms of alcohol dependence as withdrawal severity and anxiety. Methods: In this study we investigated a possible association between alterations in the methylation of the BDNF IV/NGF I gene promoter and the cytokines tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) in 55 male alcohol-dependent patients...
May 1, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427939/nrage-induces-%C3%AE-catenin-arm-o-glcnacylation-and-negatively-regulates-wnt-signaling
#9
Yuxin Chen, Lei Jin, Bin Xue, Dong Jin, Fenyong Sun, Chuanjun Wen
The Wnt pathway is crucial for animal development, as well as tumor formation. Understanding the regulation of Wnt signaling will help to elucidate the mechanism of the cell cycle, cell differentiation and tumorigenesis. It is generally accepted that in response to Wnt signals, β-catenin accumulates in the cytoplasm and is imported into the nucleus where it recruits LEF/TCF transcription factors to activate the expression of target genes. In this study, we report that human NRAGE, a neurotrophin receptor p75 (p75NTR) binding protein, markedly suppresses the expression of genes activated by the Wnt pathway...
April 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425952/antioxidant-and-anti-senescence-effect-of-metformin-on-mouse-olfactory-ensheathing-cells-moecs-may-be-associated-with-increased-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-levels-an-ex-vivo-study
#10
Agnieszka Śmieszek, Zuzanna Stręk, Katarzyna Kornicka, Jakub Grzesiak, Christine Weiss, Krzysztof Marycz
Metformin, the popular anti-diabetic drug was shown to exert multiple biological effects. The most recent metformin gained attention as an agent that mobilizes endogenous progenitor cells and enhances regenerative potential of organisms, for example by promoting neurogenesis. In the present study, we examined the role of metformin on mouse olfactory ensheathing cells (mOECs) derived from animals receiving metformin for eight weeks at a concentration equal to 2.8 mg/day. The mOECs expanded ex vivo were characterized in terms of their cellular phenotype, morphology, proliferative activity, viability and accumulation of oxidative stress factors...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424584/hif-1%C3%AE-overexpression-improves-transplanted-bone-mesenchymal-stem-cells-survival-in-rat-mcao-stroke-model
#11
Bingke Lv, Feng Li, Jianbang Han, Jie Fang, Limin Xu, Chengmei Sun, Tian Hua, Zhongfei Zhang, Zhiming Feng, Xiaodan Jiang
Bone mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) death after transplantation is a serious obstacle impacting on the outcome of cell therapy for cerebral infarction. This study was aimed to investigate whether modification of BMSCs with hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (Hif-1α) could enhance the survival of the implanted BMSCs. BMSCs were isolated from Wistar rats, and were infected with Hif-1α-GFP lentiviral vector or Hif-1α siRNA. The modified BMSCs were exposed to oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD) condition, cellular viability and apoptosis were then assessed...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422706/adult-hippocampal-neurogenesis-an-important-target-associated-with-antidepressant-effects-of-exercise
#12
Lina Sun, Qingshan Sun, Jinshun Qi
Depression is a prevalent devastating mental disorder that affects the normal life of patients and brings a heavy burden to whole society. Although many efforts have been made to attenuate depressive/anxiety symptoms, the current clinic antidepressants have limited effects. Scientists have long been making attempts to find some new strategies that can be applied as the alternative antidepressant therapy. Exercise, a widely recognized healthy lifestyle, has been suggested as a therapy that can relieve psychiatric stress...
April 19, 2017: Reviews in the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418939/exploring-the-molecular-pathogenesis-and-biomarkers-of-high-risk-oral-premalignant-lesions-on-the-basis-of-long-noncoding-rna-expression-profiling-by-serial-analysis-of-gene-expression
#13
Hongcheng Jia, Xuan Wang, Zheng Sun
Oral premalignant lesions (OPLs) have malignant transformation potential, with no reliable markers available. This study aimed to assess molecular events to identify biomarkers that can reflect high-risk lesions as predictive factors to tailor clinical decision for patients on the basis of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNA) expression profiling by serial analysis of gene expression. The GSE31021 and GSE8127 datasets were downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) and lncRNAs were identified using the LIMMA package in R language...
April 24, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418861/brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-involved-epigenetic-repression-of-ugt2b7-in-colorectal-carcinoma-a-mechanism-to-alter-morphine-glucuronidation-in-tumor
#14
Zi-Zhao Yang, Li Li, Ming-Cheng Xu, Hai-Xing Ju, Miao Hao, Jing-Kai Gu, Zai-Jie Jim Wang, Hui-Di Jiang, Lu-Shan Yu, Su Zeng
Uridine diphosphate-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT) 2B7, as one of significant drug enzymes, is responsible on the glucuronidation of abundant endobiotics or xenobiotics. We here report that it is markedly repressed in the tumor tissues of colorectal carcinoma (CRC) patients. Accordingly, morphine in CRC cells will stimulate the expression of its main metabolic enzyme, UGT2B7 during tolerance generation by activating the positive signals in histone 3, especially for trimethylated lysine 27 (H3K4Me3) and acetylated lysine 4 (H3K27Ac)...
March 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411190/the-evolutionary-origins-of-antagonistic-neurotrophin-signaling
#15
Austin B Keeler, Christopher D Deppmann
A competitive balance between constructive and destructive developmental cues governs both the form and function of the vertebrate nervous system. In this issue, Foldi et al. (2017. J. Cell Biol. https://doi.org/10.1083/jcb.201607098) explore the evolutionary origins of these cues and report that in Drosophila melanogaster pro- and mature neurotrophins are capable of inducing death and survival pathways, respectively, by binding Toll receptor family members, which then recruit distinct sets of effector proteins...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407970/a-simple-and-rapid-method-of-isolation-of-active-polypeptide-complex-yolkin-from-chicken-egg-yolk
#16
A Zambrowicz, A Zabłocka, Ł Bobak, J Macała, M Janusz, A Polanowski, T Trziszka
A large number of bioactive peptides isolated from natural sources are known to play important physiological roles in the human body. It is possible to use these as alternative therapy agents. One example is yolkin which can be useful as a food supplement, a natural therapeutic agent for preventing and treating cognitive disorders of various origins, preferably in patients with unsatisfactory responses to known therapies. A new simple method of isolation of yolkin based on precipitation with ethanol or acetone was developed...
September 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404842/an-immortalized-human-dorsal-root-ganglia-cell-line-provides-a-novel-context-to-study-herpes-simplex-virus-type-1-latency-and-reactivation
#17
Nikki M Thellman, Carolyn Botting, Zachary Madaj, Steven J Triezenberg
A defining characteristic of alphaherpesviruses is the establishment of lifelong latency in host sensory ganglia with occasional reactivation causing recurrent lytic infections. As an alternative to rodent models, we explored the use of an immortalized cell line derived from human dorsal root ganglia. HD10.6 cells proliferate by virtue of a transduced tetracycline-regulated v-myc oncogene. In the presence of doxycycline, HD10.6 cells mature to exhibit neuronal morphology and express sensory neuron-associated markers such as neurotrophin receptors TrkA, TrkB, TrkC, and RET and the sensory neurofilament peripherin...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402394/autophagy-and-trkc-nt-3-signaling-joined-forces-boost-the-hypoxic-glioblastoma-cell-survival
#18
Soha Jawhari, Barbara Bessette, Sophie Hombourger, Karine Durand, Aurélie Lacroix, François Labrousse, Marie-Odile Jauberteau, Marie-Hélène Ratinaud, Mireille Verdier
Glioblastoma multiform (GBM), the most common and aggressive primary brain tumor, is characterized by a high degree of hypoxia and resistance to therapy because of its adaptation capacities, including autophagy and growth factors signaling. In this study, we show an efficient hypoxia-induced survival autophagy in four different GBM cell lines (U87MG, M059K, M059J and LN-18) and an activation of a particular neurotrophin signaling pathway. Indeed, the enhancement of both TrkC and NT-3 was followed by downstream p38MAPK phosphorylation, suggesting the occurrence of a survival autocrine loop...
March 31, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397840/neuronal-plasticity-and-neurotrophic-factors-in-drug-responses
#19
E Castrén, H Antila
Neurotrophic factors, particularly brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and other members of the neurotrophin family, are central mediators of the activity-dependent plasticity through which environmental experiences, such as sensory information are translated into the structure and function of neuronal networks. Synthesis, release and action of BDNF is regulated by neuronal activity and BDNF in turn leads to trophic effects such as formation, stabilization and potentiation of synapses through its high-affinity TrkB receptors...
April 11, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396836/down-regulation-of-mir-146a-5p-and-its-potential-targets-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-validated-by-a-tcga-and-geo-based-study
#20
Xin Zhang, Zhi-Hua Ye, Hai-Wei Liang, Fang-Hui Ren, Ping Li, Yi-Wu Dang, Gang Chen
Our previous research has demonstrated that miR-146a-5p is down-regulated in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and might play a tumor-suppressive role. In this study, we sought to validate the decreased expression with a larger cohort and to explore potential molecular mechanisms. GEO and TCGA databases were used to gather miR-146a-5p expression data in HCC, which included 762 HCC and 454 noncancerous liver tissues. A meta-analysis of the GEO-based microarrays, TCGA-based RNA-seq data, and additional qRT-PCR data validated the down-regulation of miR-146a-5p in HCC and no publication bias was observed...
April 2017: FEBS Open Bio
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