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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045838/p75-is-required-for-the-establishment-of-postnatal-sensory-neuron-diversity-by-potentiating-ret-signaling
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Zhijiang Chen, Christopher R Donnelly, Bertha Dominguez, Yoshinobu Harada, Weichun Lin, Alan S Halim, Tasha G Bengoechea, Brian A Pierchala, Kuo-Fen Lee
Producing the neuronal diversity required to adequately discriminate all elements of somatosensation is a complex task during organogenesis. The mechanisms guiding this process during dorsal root ganglion (DRG) sensory neuron specification remain poorly understood. Here, we show that the p75 neurotrophin receptor interacts with Ret and its GFRα co-receptor upon stimulation with glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF). Furthermore, we demonstrate that p75 is required for GDNF-mediated Ret activation, survival, and cell surface localization of Ret in DRG neurons...
October 17, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032144/peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE-ppar%C3%AE-a-master-gatekeeper-in-cns-injury-and-repair
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REVIEW
Wei Cai, Tuo Yang, Huan Liu, Lijuan Han, Kai Zhang, Xiaoming Hu, Xuejing Zhang, Ke-Jie Yin, Yanqin Gao, Michael V L Bennett, Rehana K Leak, Jun Chen
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) is a widely expressed ligand-modulated transcription factor that governs the expression of genes involved in inflammation, redox equilibrium, trophic factor production, insulin sensitivity, and the metabolism of lipids and glucose. Synthetic PPARγ agonists (e.g. thiazolidinediones) are used to treat Type II diabetes and have the potential to limit the risk of developing brain injury by mitigating the influence of comorbidities. If brain injury develops, PPARγ serves as a master gatekeeper of cytoprotective stress responses, improving the chances of survival and recovery of homeostatic equilibrium...
October 11, 2017: Progress in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031484/effects-of-leucine-enriched-essential-amino-acid-and-whey-protein-bolus-dosing-upon-skeletal-muscle-protein-synthesis-at-rest-and-after-exercise-in-older-women
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Daniel J Wilkinson, Syed S I Bukhari, Bethan E Phillips, Marie C Limb, Jessica Cegielski, Matthew S Brook, Debbie Rankin, William K Mitchell, Hisamine Kobayashi, John P Williams, Jonathan Lund, Paul L Greenhaff, Kenneth Smith, Philip J Atherton
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Impaired anabolic responses to nutrition and exercise contribute to loss of skeletal muscle mass with ageing (sarcopenia). Here, we tested responses of muscle protein synthesis (MPS), in the under represented group of older women, to leucine-enriched essential amino acids (EAA) in comparison to a large bolus of whey protein (WP). METHODS: Twenty-four older women (65 ± 1 y) received (N = 8/group) 1.5 g leucine-enriched EAA supplements (LEAA_1...
September 23, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987783/engineering-fibrin-hydrogels-to-promote-the-wound-healing-potential-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-spheroids
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Kaitlin C Murphy, Jacklyn Whitehead, Dejie Zhou, Steve S Ho, J Kent Leach
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) secrete endogenous factors such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) that promote angiogenesis, modulate the inflammatory microenvironment, and stimulate wound repair, and MSC spheroids secrete more trophic factors than dissociated, individual MSCs. Compared to injection of cells alone, transplantation of MSCs in a biomaterial can enhance their wound healing potential by localizing cells at the defect site and upregulating trophic factor secretion...
October 5, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966974/anodal-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-enhances-survival-and-integration-of-dopaminergic-cell-transplants-in-a-rat-parkinson-model
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Christian Winkler, Janine Reis, Nadin Hoffmann, Anne-Kathrin Gellner, Christian Münkel, Marco Rocha Curado, Luciano Furlanetti, Joanna Garcia, Máté D Döbrössy, Brita Fritsch
Restorative therapy concepts, such as cell based therapies aim to restitute impaired neurotransmission in neurodegenerative diseases. New strategies to enhance grafted cell survival and integration are still needed to improve functional recovery. Anodal direct current stimulation (DCS) promotes neuronal activity and secretion of the trophic factor BDNF in the motor cortex. Transcranial DCS applied to the motor cortex transiently improves motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. In this proof-of-concept study, we combine cell based therapy and noninvasive neuromodulation to assess whether neurotrophic support via transcranial DCS would enhance the restitution of striatal neurotransmission by fetal dopaminergic transplants in a rat Parkinson model...
September 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966630/neurotrophic-factors-and-corneal-nerve-regeneration
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REVIEW
Marta Sacchetti, Alessandro Lambiase
The cornea has unique features that make it a useful model for regenerative medicine studies. It is an avascular, transparent, densely innervated tissue and any pathological changes can be easily detected by slit lamp examination. Corneal sensitivity is provided by the ophthalmic branch of the trigeminal nerve that elicits protective reflexes such as blinking and tearing and exerts trophic support by releasing neuromediators and growth factors. Corneal nerves are easily evaluated for both function and morphology using standard instruments such as corneal esthesiometer and in vivo confocal microscope...
August 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962669/sonic-hedgehog-shh-signaling-improves-the-angiogenic-potential-of-wharton-s-jelly-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells%C3%A2-wj-msc
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Gabriela Zavala, Catalina P Prieto, Andrea A Villanueva, Verónica Palma
BACKGROUND: Wharton's jelly-derived mesenchymal stem cells (WJ-MSC) show remarkable therapeutic potential to repair tissue upon injury via paracrine signaling by secreting diverse trophic factors that promote angiogenesis. However, the mechanisms and signaling pathways that regulate the induction of these specific factors are still mostly unknown. Emerging evidence suggests that Sonic hedgehog (SHH) plays a central role in angiogenesis and tissue maintenance. However, its contribution to the angiogenic potential of MSC has not been fully addressed...
September 29, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933679/thyroid-hormone-stimulates-the-onset-of-adult-feeding-kinematics-in-zebrafish
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Sarah McMenamin, Casey Carter, Wiliam James Cooper
The physical demands for swimming and feeding change dramatically over the course of development for many aquatic animals. Indeed, in teleosts, the transition from larva to adult involves major shifts in both trophic morphology and feeding behavior. A spike in thyroid hormone (TH) coordinates many developmental processes that occur during this adult transition in numerous vertebrate species. Using mutant and transgenic zebrafish, we tested the hypothesis that TH is essential for the transition from larval to adult feeding kinematic profiles...
September 21, 2017: Zebrafish
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930542/deep-brain-stimulation-foundations-and-future-trends
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David J Aum, Travis S Tierney
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has emerged as a revolutionary treatment option for essential tremor (ET), Parkinson's disease (PD), idiopathic dystonia, and severe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This article reviews the historical foundations of DBS including basal ganglia pathophysiological models, classic principles of electrical stimulation, technical components of the DBS system, treatment risks, and future directions for DBS. Chronic high frequency stimulation induces a number of functional changes from fast physiological to slower metabolic effects and ultimately leads to structural reorganization of the brain, so-called neuroplasticity...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926816/phycoremediation-of-landfill-leachate-with-the-chlorophyte-chlamydomonas-sp-sw15arl-and-evaluation-of-toxicity-pre-and-post-treatment
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Andrea Paskuliakova, Ted McGowan, Steve Tonry, Nicolas Touzet
Landfill leachate treatment is an ongoing challenge in the wastewater management of existing sanitary landfill sites due to the complex nature of leachates and their heavy pollutant load. There is a continuous interest in treatment biotechnologies with expected added benefits for resource recovery; microalgal bioremediation is seen as promising in this regard. Toxicity reduction of landfill leachate subsequent to phycoremediation was investigated in this study. The treatment eventuated from the growth of the ammonia tolerant microalgal strain Chlamydomonas sp...
September 15, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894566/methyl-jasmonate-induction-of-cotton-a-field-test-of-the-attract-and-reward-strategy-of-conservation-biological-control
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Livy Williams, Cesar Rodriguez-Saona, Sandra C Castle Del Conte
Natural or synthetic elicitors can affect plant physiology by stimulating direct and indirect defence responses to herbivores. For example, increased production of plant secondary metabolites, a direct response, can negatively affect herbivore survival, development and fecundity. Indirect responses include increased emission of plant volatiles that influence herbivore and natural enemy behaviour, and production of extrafloral nectar that serves as a food source for natural enemies after their arrival on induced plants...
September 2017: AoB Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894046/the-role-of-trophic-factors-and-inflammatory-processes-in-physical-activity-induced-neuroprotection-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Ewelina Pałasz, Agnieszka Bąk, Anna Gąsiorowska, Grażyna Niewiadomska
Glial cells and neurotrophins play an important role in maintaining homeostasis of the CNS. Disturbances of their function can lead to a number of nervous system diseases, including Parkinson's disease (PD). Current clinical studies provide evidence that moderate physical activity adapted to the health status of PD patients can support pharmacological treatment, slow down the onset of motor impairments, and extend the patients period of independence. Physical activity, by stimulating the production and release of endogenous trophic factors, prevents the neurodegeneration of dopaminergic neurons via inhibition of inflammatory processes and the reduction of oxidative stress...
January 4, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891045/a-critical-period-for-the-trophic-actions-of-leptin-on-agrp-neurons-in-the-arcuate-nucleus-of-the-hypothalamus
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Anna Kamitakahara, Karine Bouyer, Chien-Hua Wang, Richard Simerly
In the developing hypothalamus, the fat-derived hormone leptin stimulates the growth of axons from the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus (ARH) to other regions that control energy balance. These projections are significantly reduced in leptin deficient (Lep(ob/ob) ) mice and this phenotype is largely rescued by neonatal leptin treatments. However, treatment of mature Lep(ob/ob) mice is ineffective, suggesting that the trophic action of leptin is limited to a developmental critical period. To temporally delineate closure of this critical period for leptin-stimulated growth, we treated Lep(ob/ob) mice with exogenous leptin during a variety of discrete time periods, and measured the density of Agouti-Related Peptide (AgRP) containing projections from the ARH to the ventral part of the dorsomedial nucleus of the hypothalamus (DMHv), and to the medial parvocellular part of the paraventricular nucleus (PVHmp)...
September 10, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884512/bone-healing-capacity-of-conditioned-medium-derived-from-three-dimensionally-cultivated-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-electrical-stimulation-on-collagen-sponge
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Soon Jung Hwang, Tae Hyung Cho, Beaomseok Lee, In Sook Kim
Continuing from our previous study, we hypothesized that combining electrical stimulation (ES) and three-dimensional (3D) culture would be a useful strategy to obtain more bioactive factors in conditioned medium (CM) derived from human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSC). Our aim in this study was to investigate the bone-healing capacity of CM derived from hMSC after 4 days of culture on a collagen sponge-exposed (CM-ES) or unexposed (CM-control; CM-CON) to ES in comparison with that of hMSC implantation. A cytokine assay of both CMs revealed the presence of cytokines, growth factors and trophic factors...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855802/histological-and-ultrastructural-alterations-of-rat-thyroid-gland-after-short-term-treatment-with-high-doses-of-thyroid-hormones
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Njia M Ali Rajab, Mirela Ukropina, Maja Cakic-Milosevic
The aim of the present study was to investigate histological alterations of rat thyroid gland after short-term treatment with supraphysiological doses of thyroid hormones. Rats from experimental groups were treated with triiodothyronine (T3) or thyroxine (T4) during five days. In both treated groups, thyrocyte height was reduced and follicular lumens were distended. Progressive involutive changes of the thyroid parenchyma were apparent, including follicular remodeling (fusion) and death of thyrocytes. Morphological changes confirmed by quantitative analysis were more pronounced in the T4-treated group...
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829642/predation-risk-reverses-the-potential-effects-of-warming-on-plant-herbivore-interactions-by-altering-the-relative-strengths-of-trait-and-density-mediated-interactions
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Nathan P Lemoine
Climate warming will initiate numerous changes in ecological community structure and function, and such high-level impacts derive from temperature-driven changes in individual physiology. Specifically, top-down control of plant biomass is sensitive to rising temperatures, but the direction of change depends on a complex interaction between temperature, predation risk, and predator thermal preference. Here, I developed an individual-based optimal foraging model of three trophic levels (primary producers, herbivores, and predators) to examine how warming affects top-down control of primary producers via both trait- and density-mediated indirect interactions (TMII and DMII)...
September 2017: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799490/neurotransplantation-therapy-and-cerebellar-reserve
#17
Jan Cendelin, Hiroshi Mitoma, Mario Manto
Neurotransplantation has been recently the focus of interest as a promising therapy to substitute lost cerebellar neurons and improve cerebellar ataxias. However, since cell differentiation and synaptic formation are required to obtain a functional circuitry, highly integrated reproduction of cerebellar anatomy is not a simple process. Rather than a genuine replacement, recent studies have shown that grafted cells rescue surviving cells from neurodegeneration by exerting trophic effects, supporting mitochondrial function, modulating neuroinflammation, stimulating endogenous regenerative processes, and facilitating cerebellar compensatory properties thanks to neural plasticity...
August 10, 2017: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757877/trophic-activity-and-phenotype-of-adipose-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-as-a-background-of-their-regenerative-potential
#18
REVIEW
Beata Kocan, Aleksandra Maziarz, Jacek Tabarkiewicz, Takahiro Ochiya, Agnieszka Banaś-Ząbczyk
There has been an increased interest in mesenchymal stem cells from adipose tissue, due to their abundance and accessibility with no ethical concerns. Their multipotent properties make them appropriate for regenerative clinical applications. It has been shown that adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) may differ between the origin sites. Moreover, a variety of internal and external factors may affect their biological characteristics, as what we aimed to highlight in this review. It has been demonstrated that ASCs secrete multiple trophic factors that are capable of stimulating cell proliferation and differentiation and migration of various cell types...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757246/evaluation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-modulation-of-trigeminal-neuronal-responses-to-cold
#19
Michael A Eskander, Koyo Takimoto, Anibal Diogenes
Tissue engineering protocols, such as regenerative endodontic procedures (REPs), comprise biologically based procedures designed to restore normal physiologic function. For REPs, the goal is reconstitution of the pulp-dentin complex by delivering mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), including the stem cells of the apical papilla (SCAP) into a root canal system. Many patients regain cold sensitivity after REPs, but the mechanism is not understood. We hypothesized that SCAP modulate nociceptive function through a paracrine mechanism that activates cold-sensitive ion channels in neurons...
July 27, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738080/effects-of-exogenous-glucagon-like-peptide-2-and-distal-bowel-resection-on-intestinal-and-systemic-adaptive-responses-in-rats
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Sarah W Lai, Elaine de Heuvel, Laurie E Wallace, Bolette Hartmann, Jens J Holst, Mary E Brindle, Prasanth K Chelikani, David L Sigalet
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of exogenous glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2), with or without massive distal bowel resection, on adaptation of jejunal mucosa, enteric neurons, gut hormones and tissue reserves in rats. BACKGROUND: GLP-2 is a gut hormone known to be trophic for small bowel mucosa, and to mimic intestinal adaptation in short bowel syndrome (SBS). However, the effects of exogenous GLP-2 and SBS on enteric neurons are unclear. METHODS: Sprague Dawley rats were randomized to four treatments: Transected Bowel (TB) (n = 8), TB + GLP-2 (2...
2017: PloS One
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