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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178418/dense-core-vesicle-biogenesis-and-exocytosis-in-neurons-lacking-chromogranins-a-and-b
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Natalia Dominguez, Jan Rt van Weering, Ricardo Borges, Ruud F Toonen, Matthijs Verhage
Chromogranin A and B (Cgs) are considered to be master regulators of cargo sorting for the regulated secretory pathway (RSP) and Dense-Core Vesicle (DCV) biogenesis. To test this, we analyzed the release of NPY-pHluorin, a live RSP reporter, and the distribution, number and appearance of DCVs, in mouse hippocampal neurons lacking expression of CHGA and CHGB genes. qRT-PCR analysis showed that expression of other granin family members was not significantly altered in CgA/B-/- neurons. As synaptic maturation of developing neurons depends on secretion of trophic factors in the RSP, we first analyzed neuronal development in standardized neuronal cultures...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178319/thyroid-hormone-upregulates-mdm2-in-rat-type-i-fiber-implications-for-skeletal-muscle-mass-regulation
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Gracielle Vieira Ramos, André Cruz, William Jose Silva, Andrei Rozanski, Igor Luchini Baptista, João Guilherme Silvestre, Anselmo Sigari Moriscot
AIM: Based upon a microarray assay, we have identified that triiodothyronine (T3) up-regulates MDM2 gene expression in the rat skeletal muscle. Since MDM2 protein is an E3 ligase, we hypothesized that this enzyme could play a role in T3 effects on skeletal muscle mass control. METHODS: To test our hypothesis, male rats (2 months old) were randomly assigned into the following groups: intact controls, treated with 20 physiological doses of T3 for 0.5, 1 and 7 days, or with 5, 20 and 50 physiological doses of T3 for 7 days...
November 27, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156934/-short-chain-fatty-acids-butyric-acid-and-intestinal-diseases
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David Manrique Vergara, María Eugenia González Sánchez
INTRODUCTION: Short chain fatty acids contain up to 6 carbon atoms. Among them, butyric acid stands out for its key role in pathologies with intestinal affectation. Butyric acid is the main energetic substrate of the colonocyte, it stimulates the absorption of sodium and water in the colon, and presents trophic action on the intestinal cells. OBJECTIVES: To review the clinical use of formulations for the oral use of butyric acid. METHODS: Review of published articles on oral supplementation with butyric acid in intestinal pathologies...
October 15, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149058/neurotrophic-and-neuroregenerative-effects-of-gh-igf1
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Vittorio Emanuele Bianchi, Vittorio Locatelli, Laura Rizzi
INTRODUCTION: Human neurodegenerative diseases increase progressively with age and present a high social and economic burden. Growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) are both growth factors exerting trophic effects on neuronal regeneration in the central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral nervous system (PNS). GH and IGF-1 stimulate protein synthesis in neurons, glia, oligodendrocytes, and Schwann cells, and favor neuronal survival, inhibiting apoptosis. This study aims to evaluate the effect of GH and IGF-1 on neurons, and their possible therapeutic clinical applications on neuron regeneration in human subjects...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137141/steroid-and-xenobiotic-receptor-signalling-in-apoptosis-and-autophagy-of-the-nervous-system
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Agnieszka Wnuk, Małgorzata Kajta
Apoptosis and autophagy are involved in neural development and in the response of the nervous system to a variety of insults. Apoptosis is responsible for cell elimination, whereas autophagy can eliminate the cells or keep them alive, even in conditions lacking trophic factors. Therefore, both processes may function synergistically or antagonistically. Steroid and xenobiotic receptors are regulators of apoptosis and autophagy; however, their actions in various pathologies are complex. In general, the estrogen (ER), progesterone (PR), and mineralocorticoid (MR) receptors mediate anti-apoptotic signalling, whereas the androgen (AR) and glucocorticoid (GR) receptors participate in pro-apoptotic pathways...
November 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126993/trophic-effect-of-pacap-on-human-corneal-endothelium
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Grazia Maugeri, Antonio Longo, Agata Grazia D'Amico, Daniela Maria Rasà, Michele Reibaldi, Andrea Russo, Vincenza Bonfiglio, Teresio Avitabile, Velia D'Agata
Cornea's posterior surface includes endothelium maintaining stromal hydration and clarity. Due to their limited proliferative capability, the loss of endothelial cells can outcome in permanent opacity. In the last years, different studies have demonstrated the protective effect of pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) in different ocular diseases. However, its role on human corneal endothelial cells (HCECs) has not been investigated, yet. Here, we have developed a culture protocol to differentiate HCECs from donor's cornea...
November 8, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123633/efficiency-of-a-new-combined-laser-therapy-in-patients-with-trophic-ulcers-of-lower-extremities-and-chronic-venous-insufficiency
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Sergey Vladimirovich Moskvin, Aleksandr Vladimirovich Geynitz, Evgeniy Valer'yevich Askhadulin
Introduction: Treating patients with trophic ulcers (TUs) of venous etiology (VE) is a complicated socio-medical and economic problem. One of the ways to increase treatment efficiency can be a complex therapy, including combined laser action. Methods: The objective of this study was a comparative evaluation of the efficiency of traditional treatment methods in patients with chronic venous diseases of C6 class, and combined laser therapy (LT) according to a new method by LASMIK® device. External exposure was conducted on the 1-4 affected area during one session for 2 minutes per zone (pulsed mode, light pulse duration of 100-130 ns, wavelength 635 nm, by a matrix emitter consisting of eight laser diodes with a surface area of 8 cm2, at a distance of up to 7 cm, pulsed power 40 W)...
2017: Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107738/extracellular-vesicles-released-from-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-stimulate-bone-growth-in-osteogenesis-imperfecta
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Satoru Otsuru, Laura Desbourdes, Adam J Guess, Ted J Hofmann, Theresa Relation, Takashi Kaito, Massimo Dominici, Masahiro Iwamoto, Edwin M Horwitz
BACKGROUND: Systemic infusion of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) has been shown to induce acute acceleration of growth velocity in children with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) despite minimal engraftment of infused MSCs in bones. Using an animal model of OI we have previously shown that MSC infusion stimulates chondrocyte proliferation in the growth plate and that this enhanced proliferation is also observed with infusion of MSC conditioned medium in lieu of MSCs, suggesting that bone growth is due to trophic effects of MSCs...
October 26, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104116/putative-roles-of-soluble-trophic-factors-in-facial-nerve-regeneration-target-reinnervation-and-recovery-of-vibrissal-whisking
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REVIEW
Habib Bendella, Svenja Rink, Maria Grosheva, Levent Sarikcioglu, Tessa Gordon, Doychin N Angelov
It is well-known that, after nerve transection and surgical repair, misdirected regrowth of regenerating motor axons may occur in three ways. The first way is that the axons enter into endoneurial tubes that they did not previously occupy, regenerate through incorrect fascicles and reinnervate muscles that they did not formerly supply. Consequently the activation of these muscles results in inappropriate movements. The second way is that, in contrast with the precise target-directed pathfinding by elongating motor nerves during embryonic development, several axons rather than a single axon grow out from each transected nerve fiber...
November 8, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091313/exenatide-upregulates-gene-expression-of-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-and-nerve-growth-factor-in-streptozotocin-nicotinamide-induced-diabetic-mice
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Esen Gumuslu, Naci Cine, Merve Ertan, Oguz Mutlu, Ipek Komsuoglu Celikyurt, Guner Ulak
Glucagon like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is an incretine hormon that has modulating effects on insulin release. GLP-1 and receptors for GLP-1 are widely expressed throughout the body including brain.The expression of GLP-1 receptors is very specific to large neurons in hippocampus, neocortex and cerebellum. GLP-1 receptor stimulation enhances glucose-dependent insulin secretion and lowers blood glucose in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Studies on adipobiology of neurotrophins have focused on nerve growth factor (NGF) as an example of adipose-derived neurotrophins...
November 1, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064599/spinal-cord-stimulation-in-patients-with-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-a-possible-target-for-immunomodulation
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Nadia Kriek, Marco W J Schreurs, J George Groeneweg, Wim A Dik, Gilbert C H Tjiang, Ismail Gültuna, Dirk L Stronks, Frank J P M Huygen
OBJECTIVE: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is characterized by continued pain disproportional to the inciting event, sensory abnormalities, vasomotor and sudomotor disturbances, and motor and trophic changes. Inflammatory involvement has been demonstrated in past CRPS studies resulting in pain, swelling, and warmth. Currently, it is unknown whether spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has immunomodulatory properties. The aim of this study was to determine whether SCS has immunomodulatory properties in CRPS patients...
October 24, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
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 injuries such as stroke by mitigating the influence of comorbidities. If brain injury develops, PPARγ serves as a master gatekeeper of cytoprotective stress responses, improving the chances of cellular survival and recovery of homeostatic equilibrium...
October 12, 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...
December 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
#17
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
#19
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
#20
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)
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