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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783061/enhanced-extinction-of-aversive-memories-in-mice-lacking-sparc-related-protein-containing-immunoglobulin-domains-1-spig1-fstl4
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Ryoko Suzuki, Akihiro Fujikawa, Yukio Komatsu, Kazuya Kuboyama, Naomi Tanga, Masaharu Noda
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays an important role in synaptic plasticity related to learning and memory. We previously reported that SPARC-related protein-containing immunoglobulin domains 1 (SPIG1, also known as Follistatin-like protein 4, FSTL4) binds to pro-BDNF and negatively regulates BDNF maturation; however, its neurological functions, particularly in learning and memory, have not yet been elucidated. We herein examined the electrophysiological and behavioral phenotypes of Spig1-knockout (Spig1-KO) mice...
May 18, 2018: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782322/inhibition-of-histone-acetylation-by-anp32a-induces-memory-deficits
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Gao-Shang Chai, Qiong Feng, Rong-Hong Ma, Xiao-Hang Qian, Dan-Ju Luo, Zhi-Hao Wang, Yu Hu, Dong-Sheng Sun, Jun-Fei Zhang, Xiao Li, Xiao-Guang Li, Dan Ke, Jian-Zhi Wang, Xi-Fei Yang, Gong-Ping Liu
There is accumulating evidence that decreased histone acetylation is involved in normal aging and neurodegenerative diseases. Recently, we found that ANP32A, a key component of INHAT (inhibitor of acetyltransferases) that suppresses histone acetylation, increased in aged and cognitively impaired C57 mice and expressing wild-type human full length tau (htau) transgenic mice. Downregulating ANP32A restored cognitive function and synaptic plasticity through upregulation of the expressions of synaptic-related proteins via increasing histone acetylation...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778778/swimming-improves-cognitive-reserve-in-ovariectomized-rats-and-enhances-neuroprotection-after-global-cerebral-ischemia
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Meng Zhang, Yating Zhai, Yaping Sun, Wenli Zhang, Qian Li, Darrell Brann, Ruimin Wang
Cognitive reserve has been proposed to account for different responses to brain damage or pathology. Factors implicated to influence cognitive reserve include cognitive engagement, physical activity, leisure activities, stress levels, and diet. Furthermore, long-term ovariectomy (OVX), such as occurs in women that have underwent surgical menopause, has been reported to increase the risk of cognitive impairment. In the current study, we examined whether swimming improves cognitive function in long-term OVX-rats...
May 17, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778759/to-adapt-or-not-to-adapt-consequences-of-declining-adaptive-homeostasis-and-proteostasis-with-age
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Laura C D Pomatto, Patrick Y Sun, Kelvin J A Davies
Many consequences of ageing can be broadly attributed to the inability to maintain homeostasis. Multiple markers of ageing have been identified, including loss of protein homeostasis, increased inflammation, and declining metabolism. Although much effort has been focused on characterization of the ageing phenotype, much less is understood about the underlying causes of ageing. To address this gap, we outline the age-associated consequences of dysregulation of 'Adaptive Homeostasis' and its proposed contributing role as an accelerator of the ageing phenotype...
May 17, 2018: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775479/acute-intermittent-hypoxia-and-rehabilitative-training-following-cervical-spinal-injury-alters-neuronal-hypoxia-and-plasticity-associated-protein-expression
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Atiq Hassan, Breanna M Arnold, Sally Caine, Behzad M Toosi, Valerie M K Verge, Gillian D Muir
One of the most promising approaches to improve recovery after spinal cord injury (SCI) is the augmentation of spontaneously occurring plasticity in uninjured neural pathways. Acute intermittent hypoxia (AIH, brief exposures to reduced O2 levels alternating with normal O2 levels) initiates plasticity in respiratory systems and has been shown to improve recovery in respiratory and non-respiratory spinal systems after SCI in experimental animals and humans. Although the mechanism by which AIH elicits its effects after SCI are not well understood, AIH is known to alter protein expression in spinal neurons in uninjured animals...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773648/ten-eleven-translocation-2-demethylates-the-mmp9-promoter-and-its-down-regulation-in-preeclampsia-impairs-trophoblast-migration-and-invasion
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Xiaoliang Li, Chunlian Wu, Ying Shen, Ke Wang, Li Tang, Mi Zhou, Ming Yang, Tianying Pan, Xinghui Liu, Wenming Xu
Preeclampsia is the most common clinical disorder in pregnancy and might result from disordered uterine environments caused by epigenetic modifications, including deregulation of DNA methylation/demethylation. Recent research has indicated that 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC), a DNA base derived from 5-methylcytosine (5mC) via oxidation by ten-eleven translocation (TET) enzymes, is involved in DNA methylation-related plasticity. Here, we report that TET2 expression and 5hmC abundance are significantly altered in the placentas from preeclampsia patients...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763507/effect-of-titanium-surfaces-on-the-osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells
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Diogo Godoy Zanicotti, Warwick John Duncan, Gregory John Seymour, Dawn Elizabeth Coates
PURPOSE: To investigate whether human adipose-derived stem cells will form a functional bone-like matrix on titanium substrates. The behavior of human adipose-derived stem cells was examined when grown in either serum-free, xeno-free stem cell growth medium or osteogenic differentiation medium and cultured on either machined titanium (MTi) or on roughened alumina-blasted titanium (ABTi) discs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cellular proliferation, extracellular mineralized matrix production, osteogenic-related protein production (RUNX2 and osteocalcin), and gene expression for pluripotency and self-renewal (TERT and OCT4) and osteogenic-related (MSX2, RUNX2, and BGLAP) genes were performed...
May 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761850/unexpected-regulation-pattern-of-the-ikk%C3%AE-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-murf1-pathway-with-remarkable-muscle-plasticity-in-the-daurian-ground-squirrel-spermophilus-dauricus
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Yanhong Wei, Lingchen Gong, Weiwei Fu, Shenhui Xu, Zhe Wang, Jie Zhang, Er Ning, Hui Chang, Huiping Wang, Yunfang Gao
As a typical hibernator, the Daurian ground squirrel (Spermophilus dauricus) spends considerable time in a state of reduced activity with prolonged fasting. Despite this, they experience little muscle atrophy and have thus become an interesting anti-disuse muscle atrophy model. The IKKβ/NF-κB signaling pathway is significant to muscle atrophy due to the protein degradation resulting from the upregulation of the E3 ubiquitin ligase MuRF1. The current study showed that the IKKβ/NF-κB signaling pathway and MuRF1 maintained relatively steady mRNA and protein expression levels, with little muscle atrophy observed in the soleus (slow-twitch, SOL) or extensor digitorum longus (fast-twitch, EDL) during hibernation (HIB); however, mRNA expression significantly increased in the SOL and EDL muscle during interbout arousal (IBA), as did the MuRF1 mRNA level in the SOL and MuRF1 protein level in the EDL...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760957/simulated-microgravity-induces-a-cellular-regression-of-the-mature-phenotype-in-human-primary-osteoblasts
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Magda Gioia, Anna Michaletti, Manuel Scimeca, Mario Marini, Umberto Tarantino, Lello Zolla, Massimo Coletta
Decreased mechanical loading on bones, such as prolonged bed rest and microgravity during space flights, leads to the development of an osteoporotic-like phenotype. Although osteoblast hypo-functionality is reported to be involved in the progression of bone pathological conditions, the cellular mechanisms of this process remain largely unknown. The combined application of mass spectrometry "-omics" and histochemical and ultrastructural approaches have been employed to investigate the effects of the gravitational unloading on human bone-cell biology...
2018: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758384/disruption-of-shp1-nmda-receptor-signaling-in-spinal-cord-dorsal-horn-alleviated-inflammatory-pain
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Li Yang, Hu-Hu Bai, Zi-Yang Zhang, Jiang-Ping Liu, Zhan-Wei Suo, Xian Yang, Xiao-Dong Hu
Src-homology 2 domain-containing protein tyrosine phosphatase-1 (SHP1) is one of the non-receptor-like phosphatases that are highly enriched in hematopoietic cells. Although accumulating evidence has implicated the protein tyrosine phosphatases in the regulation of nociceptive transmission and plasticity, it is largely unknown whether SHP1 was expressed in pain-related spinal cord dorsal horn and engaged in the synaptic modification of nociceptive signals. Here we found that SHP1 was present in spinal neurons of rats and functionally coupled to GluN2A subunit-containing N-methyl-d-aspartate subtype of glutamate receptors, one of the key players in central sensitization of nociceptive behaviors...
April 30, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755417/an-integrated-response-of-trichodesmium-erythraeum-ims101-growth-and-photo-physiology-to-iron-co-2-and-light-intensity
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Tobias G Boatman, Kevin Oxborough, Martha Gledhill, Tracy Lawson, Richard J Geider
We have assessed how varying CO2 (180, 380, and 720 μatm) and growth light intensity (40 and 400 μmol photons m-2 s-1 ) affected Trichodesmium erythraeum IMS101 growth and photophysiology over free iron (Fe') concentrations between 20 and 9,600 pM. We found significant iron dependencies of growth rate and the initial slope and maximal relative PSII electron transport rates (rPm ). Under iron-limiting concentrations, high-light increased growth rates and rPm ; possibly indicating a lower allocation of resources to iron-containing photosynthetic proteins...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755323/environmental-enrichment-prevents-transcriptional-disturbances-induced-by-alpha-synuclein-overexpression
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Zinah Wassouf, Thomas Hentrich, Sebastian Samer, Carola Rotermund, Philipp J Kahle, Ingrid Ehrlich, Olaf Riess, Nicolas Casadei, Julia M Schulze-Hentrich
Onset and progression of neurodegenerative disorders, including synucleinopathies such as Parkinson's disease, have been associated with various environmental factors. A highly compelling association from a therapeutic point of view has been found between a physically active lifestyle and a significantly reduced risk for Parkinson's disease. Mimicking such conditions in animal models by promoting physical activity, social interactions, and novel surroundings yields in a so-called enriched environment known to enhance adult neurogenesis, increase synaptic plasticity, and decelerate neuronal loss...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755316/single-ethanol-withdrawal-regulates-extrasynaptic-%C3%AE-gaba-a-receptors-via-pkc%C3%AE-activation
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Juan Chen, Yang He, Yan Wu, Hang Zhou, Li-Da Su, Wei-Nan Li, Richard W Olsen, Jing Liang, Yu-Dong Zhou, Yi Shen
Alcohol (ethanol, EtOH) is one of the most widely abused drugs with profound effects on brain function and behavior. GABAA receptors (GABAA Rs) are one of the major targets for EtOH in the brain. Temporary plastic changes in GABAA Rs after withdrawal from a single EtOH exposure occur both in vivo and in vitro , which may be the basis for chronic EtOH addiction, tolerance and withdrawal symptoms. Extrasynaptic δ-GABAA R endocytosis is implicated in EtOH-induced GABAA R plasticity, but the mechanisms by which the relative abundance and localization of specific GABAA Rs are altered by EtOH exposure and withdrawal remain unclear...
2018: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749694/trimethylamine-n-oxide-promotes-brain-aging-and-cognitive-impairment-in-mice
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Dang Li, Yilang Ke, Rui Zhan, Changjie Liu, Mingming Zhao, Aiping Zeng, Xiaoyun Shi, Liang Ji, Si Cheng, Bing Pan, Lemin Zheng, Huashan Hong
Gut microbiota can influence the aging process and may modulate aging-related changes in cognitive function. Trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO), a metabolite of intestinal flora, has been shown to be closely associated with cardiovascular disease and other diseases. However, the relationship between TMAO and aging, especially brain aging, has not been fully elucidated. To explore the relationship between TMAO and brain aging, we analysed the plasma levels of TMAO in both humans and mice and administered exogenous TMAO to 24-week-old senescence-accelerated prone mouse strain 8 (SAMP8) and age-matched senescence-accelerated mouse resistant 1 (SAMR1) mice for 16 weeks...
May 10, 2018: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748641/xiaoshuan-enteric-coated-capsule-alleviates-cognitive-impairment-by-enhancing-hippocampal-glucose-metabolism-hemodynamics-and-neuroplasticity-of-rat-with-chronic-cerebral-hypoperfusion
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Man-Zhong Li, Yi Zhang, Hai-Yan Zou, Ya-Li Wang, Brian-Chi Yan Cheng, Lei Wang, Qiu-Xia Zhang, Jian-Feng Lei, Hui Zhao
Chronic cerebral hypoperfusion (CCH) is identified as a critical risk factor of dementia in patients with cerebrovascular disease. Xiaoshuan enteric-coated capsule (XSECC) is a compound Chinese medicine approved by Chinese State Food and Drug Administration for promoting brain remodeling and plasticity after stroke. The present study aimed to explore the potential of XSECC to improve cognitive function after CCH and further investigate the underlying mechanisms. CCH was induced by bilateral common carotid artery occlusion (BCCAO) in rats...
May 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734165/long-term-moderate-exercise-rescues-age-related-decline-in-hippocampal-neuronal-complexity-and-memory
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Sheng-Feng Tsai, Nai-Wen Ku, Tzu-Feng Wang, Yan-Hsiang Yang, Yao-Hsiang Shih, Shih-Ying Wu, Chu-Wan Lee, Megan Yu, Ting-Ting Yang, Yu-Min Kuo
BACKGROUND: Aging impairs hippocampal neuroplasticity and hippocampus-related learning and memory. In contrast, exercise training is known to improve hippocampal neuronal function. However, whether exercise is capable of restoring memory function in old animals is less clear. OBJECTIVE: Here, we investigated the effects of exercise on the hippocampal neuroplasticity and memory functions during aging. METHODS: Young (3 months), middle-aged (9-12 months), and old (18 months) mice underwent moderate-intensity treadmill running training for 6 weeks, and their hippocampus-related learning and memory, and the plasticity of their CA1 neurons was evaluated...
May 7, 2018: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729892/bdnf-contributes-to-the-neonatal-incision-induced-facilitation-of-spinal-long-term-potentiation-and-the-exacerbation-of-incisional-pain-in-adult-rats
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Xu Ding, Ya-Jing Liang, Li Su, Fei-Fei Liao, Dong Fang, Jun Tai, Guo-Gang Xing
Neonatal surgical injury exacerbates spinal microglial reactivity, modifies spinal synaptic function, leading to exaggerated pain hypersensitivity after adult repeated incision. Whether and how the alteration in microglial reactivity and synaptic plasticity are functionally related remain unclear. Previously, we and others have documented that spinal brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), secreted from microglia, contributes to long-term potentiation (LTP) in adult rodents with neuropathic pain. Here, we demonstrated that the mRNA and protein expression of spinal BDNF are significantly upregulated in adult rats subjected to neonatal incision and adult repeated incision (nIN-IN)...
May 3, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726925/ca-endozoicomonas-cretensis-a-novel-fish-pathogen-characterised-by-genome-plasticity
#18
Weihong Qi, Maria Chiara Cascarano, Ralph Schlapbach, Pantelis Katharios, Lloyd Vaughan, Helena M B Seth-Smith
Endozoicomonas bacteria are generally beneficial symbionts of diverse marine invertebrates including reef-building corals, sponges, sea squirts, sea slugs, molluscs and Bryozoans. In contrast, the recently reported Ca. Endozoicomonas cretensis was identified as a vertebrate pathogen, causing epitheliocystis in fish larvae resulting in massive mortality. Here we described the Ca. E. cretensis draft genome, currently undergoing genome decay as evidenced by massive insertion sequence (IS element) expansion and pseudogene formation...
May 3, 2018: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723837/effects-of-diethylene-glycol-dibenzoate-and-bisphenol-a-on-the-lipid-metabolism-of-danio-rerio
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Stefania Santangeli, Valentina Notarstefano, Francesca Maradonna, Elisabetta Giorgini, Giorgia Gioacchini, Isabel Forner-Piquer, Hamid R Habibi, Oliana Carnevali
Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are known to disrupt normal metabolism and can influence the incidence of obesity in animals and humans. EDCs can exert adverse effects at low concentrations, often in a non-monotonic dose-related fashion. Among EDCs, Bisphenol A (BPA) is extensively used in the production of polycarbonate plastic, and is among the most abundant contaminants in the world. Diethylene glycol dibenzoate (DGB), an approved alternative to phthalates in the production of plastic and latex products, however, is less abundant and its effects are almost completely unknown...
April 30, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719832/microenvironment-induced-non-sporadic-expression-of-the-axl-and-ckit-receptors-are-related-to-epithelial-plasticity-and-drug-resistance
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Tiina A Jokela, Agnete S T Engelsen, Agata Rybicka, Fanny A Pelissier Vatter, James C Garbe, Masaru Miyano, Crina Tiron, Dan Ferariu, Lars A Akslen, Martha R Stampfer, James B Lorens, Mark A LaBarge
The existence of rare cancer cells that sporadically acquire drug-tolerance through epigenetic mechanisms is proposed as one mechanism that drives cancer therapy failure. Here we provide evidence that specific microenvironments impose non-sporadic expression of proteins related to epithelial plasticity and drug resistance. Microarrays of robotically printed combinatorial microenvironments of known composition were used to make cell-based functional associations between microenvironments, which were design-inspired by normal and tumor-burdened breast tissues, and cell phenotypes...
2018: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
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