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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220059/disturbance-in-maternal-environment-leads-to-abnormal-synaptic-instability-during-neuronal-circuitry-development
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Yusuke Hatanaka, Tomohiro Kabuta, Keiji Wada
Adverse maternal environment during gestation and lactation can have negative effects on the developing brain that persist into adulthood and result in behavioral impairment. Recent studies of human and animal models suggest epidemiological and experimental association between disturbances in maternal environments during brain development and the occurrence of neuropsychiatric disorders, including autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, and neurodegenerative diseases...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214378/calcium-signaling-through-l-type-calcium-channels-role-in-pathophysiology-of-spinal-nociceptive-transmission
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REVIEW
Olivier Roca-Lapirot, Houda Radwani, Franck Aby, Frédéric Nagy, Marc Landry Pascal Fossat
L-type voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs) are ubiquitous channels in the central nervous system. L-type calcium channels (LTCs) are mostly post-synaptic channels regulating neuronal firing and gene expression. They play a role in important physio-pathological processes such as learning and memory, Parkinson's disease, autism and, as recognized more recently, in the pathophysiology of pain processes. Classically, the fundamental role of these channels in cardiovascular functions has limited the use of classical molecules to treat LTC-dependent disorders...
February 18, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209776/distance-dependent-gradient-in-nmdar-driven-spine-calcium-signals-along-tapering-dendrites
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Alison S Walker, Guilherme Neves, Federico Grillo, Rachel E Jackson, Mark Rigby, Cian O'Donnell, Andrew S Lowe, Gema Vizcay-Barrena, Roland A Fleck, Juan Burrone
Neurons receive a multitude of synaptic inputs along their dendritic arbor, but how this highly heterogeneous population of synaptic compartments is spatially organized remains unclear. By measuring N-methyl-d-aspartic acid receptor (NMDAR)-driven calcium responses in single spines, we provide a spatial map of synaptic calcium signals along dendritic arbors of hippocampal neurons and relate this to measures of synapse structure. We find that quantal NMDAR calcium signals increase in amplitude as they approach a thinning dendritic tip end...
February 16, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208471/analysis-of-thermodiffusive-cellular-instabilities-in-continuum-combustion-fronts
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Hossein Azizi, Sebastian Gurevich, Nikolas Provatas
We explore numerically the morphological patterns of thermodiffusive instabilities in combustion fronts with a continuum fuel source, within a range of Lewis numbers and ignition temperatures, focusing on the cellular regime. For this purpose, we generalize the recent model of Brailovsky et al. to include distinct process kinetics and reactant heterogeneity. The generalized model is derived analytically and validated with other established models in the limit of infinite Lewis number for zero-order and first-order kinetics...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205605/the-role-of-the-rna-demethylase-fto-fat-mass-and-obesity-associated-and-mrna-methylation-in-hippocampal-memory-formation
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Brandon J Walters, Valentina Mercaldo, Colleen J Gillon, Matthew Yip, Rachael L Neve, Frederick M Boyce, Paul W Frankland, Sheena A Josselyn
The formation of long-lasting memories requires coordinated changes in gene expression and protein synthesis (Davis and Squire, 1984; Duvarci et al, 2008; Hernandez and Abel, 2008). Although many studies implicate DNA modifications (DNA methylation, histone modifications) in memory formation, the contributions of RNA modifications remain largely unexplored. Here, we investigated the role of mRNA methylation in hippocampal-dependent memory formation in mice. RNA modifications are highly dynamic and readily reversible (Jia et al, 2013)...
February 16, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198431/investigation-of-hippocampal-synaptic-transmission-and-plasticity-in-mice-deficient-in-the-actin-binding-protein-drebrin
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Claudia G Willmes, Till G A Mack, Julia Ledderose, Dietmar Schmitz, Christian Wozny, Britta J Eickholt
The dynamic regulation of the actin cytoskeleton plays a key role in controlling the structure and function of synapses. It is vital for activity-dependent modulation of synaptic transmission and long-term changes in synaptic morphology associated with memory consolidation. Several regulators of actin dynamics at the synapse have been identified, of which a salient one is the postsynaptic actin stabilising protein Drebrin (DBN). It has been suggested that DBN modulates neurotransmission and changes in dendritic spine morphology associated with synaptic plasticity...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197343/chronic-social-defeat-stress-modulates-dendritic-spines-structural-plasticity-in-adult-mouse-frontal-association-cortex
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Yu Shu, Tonghui Xu
Chronic stress is associated with occurrence of many mental disorders. Previous studies have shown that dendrites and spines of pyramidal neurons of the prefrontal cortex undergo drastic reorganization following chronic stress experience. So the prefrontal cortex is believed to play a key role in response of neural system to chronic stress. However, how stress induces dynamic structural changes in neural circuit of prefrontal cortex remains unknown. In the present study, we examined the effects of chronic social defeat stress on dendritic spine structural plasticity in the mouse frontal association (FrA) cortex in vivo using two-photon microscopy...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194716/irradiation-enhances-dendritic-cell-potential-antitumor-activity-by-inducing-tumor-cell-expressing-tnf-%C3%AE
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Lijia Chang, Zhengzheng Zhang, Fang Chen, Wen Zhang, Shuang Song, Shuxia Song
Dendritic cells (DCs)-based tumor vaccines have shown to be the promising methods for inducing therapeutic antitumor response. However, DCs alone rarely carry curative antitumor activity, and the immunosuppressive microenvironment may contribute to this defect of DC vaccinal function. Irradiation in combination with DCs has been shown to promote immune-mediated tumor destruction in preclinical studies. However, little is known about how irradiation alters the tumor microenvironment, and what host pathways modulate the activity of administrated DCs...
March 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190726/object-detecting-neurons-in-drosophila
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Mehmet F Keleş, Mark A Frye
Many animals rely on vision to detect objects such as conspecifics, predators, and prey. Hypercomplex cells found in feline cortex and small target motion detectors found in dragonfly and hoverfly optic lobes demonstrate robust tuning for small objects, with weak or no response to larger objects or movement of the visual panorama [1-3]. However, the relationship among anatomical, molecular, and functional properties of object detection circuitry is not understood. Here we characterize a specialized object detector in Drosophila, the lobula columnar neuron LC11 [4]...
January 30, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190711/cd8-t-cells-orchestrate-pdc-xcr1-dendritic-cell-spatial-and-functional-cooperativity-to-optimize-priming
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Anna Brewitz, Sarah Eickhoff, Sabrina Dähling, Thomas Quast, Sammy Bedoui, Richard A Kroczek, Christian Kurts, Natalio Garbi, Winfried Barchet, Matteo Iannacone, Frederick Klauschen, Waldemar Kolanus, Tsuneyasu Kaisho, Marco Colonna, Ronald N Germain, Wolfgang Kastenmüller
Adaptive cellular immunity is initiated by antigen-specific interactions between T lymphocytes and dendritic cells (DCs). Plasmacytoid DCs (pDCs) support antiviral immunity by linking innate and adaptive immune responses. Here we examined pDC spatiotemporal dynamics during viral infection to uncover when, where, and how they exert their functions. We found that pDCs accumulated at sites of CD8(+) T cell antigen-driven activation in a CCR5-dependent fashion. Furthermore, activated CD8(+) T cells orchestrated the local recruitment of lymph node-resident XCR1 chemokine receptor-expressing DCs via secretion of the XCL1 chemokine...
February 8, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185924/high-throughput-dynamic-analysis-of-differentially-expressed-genes-in-splenic-dendritic-cells-from-mice-infected-with-schistosoma-japonicum
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Lin Chen, Qingzhou Chen, Wei Hou, Li He
Dendritic cells are the initiation and key point of immune response and play a role in immune regulation. So we explored the mechanisms involved in immune regulation of dendritic cells (DCs) against schistosomiasis using mice infected with Schistosoma japonicum. Splenic DCs from normal mice and mice with acute and chronic S. japonicum infection were sorted by flow cytometry. The numbers and functions of differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in DCs were determined by high-throughput analysis. All DEGs with transcription-level fold changes of ≥2 were selected and matched to corresponding genes in databases...
February 6, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185057/the-dynamic-changes-of-cd3e-cd11c-dendritic-cells-in-spleens-and-bone-marrow-of-mice-infected-with-schistosoma-japonicum
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Lin Chen, Qingzhou Chen, Wei Hou, Li He
Schistosoma japonicum as a pathogeny requires dendritic cells to activate immune response. So, the research is to study the dynamic changes of CD3e(-)CD11c(+) dendritic cells in mice infected with S. japonicum. Zero, 7, 28, 35, and 63 days were selected to study the variation of dendritic cells, and the proportions of CD3e(-)CD11c(+) dendritic cells and CD86(+) mature dendritic cells in spleens and bone marrow were tested by flow cytometry. As a result, the variation trends of dendritic cells in spleen and bone marrow are similar as follows: the proportions of CD3e(-)CD11c(+) dendritic cells increased first and then decreased from day 35, but the percentages of CD86(+) mature dendritic cells decreased from day 28 and increased in day 63...
February 10, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181535/nanoscale-diffusion-in-the-synaptic-cleft-and-beyond-measured-with-time-resolved-fluorescence-anisotropy-imaging
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Kaiyu Zheng, Thomas P Jensen, Leonid P Savtchenko, James A Levitt, Klaus Suhling, Dmitri A Rusakov
Neural activity relies on molecular diffusion within nanoscopic spaces outside and inside nerve cells, such as synaptic clefts or dendritic spines. Measuring diffusion on this small scale in situ has not hitherto been possible, yet this knowledge is critical for understanding the dynamics of molecular events and electric currents that shape physiological signals throughout the brain. Here we advance time-resolved fluorescence anisotropy imaging combined with two-photon excitation microscopy to map nanoscale diffusivity in ex vivo brain slices...
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178528/quantitative-map-of-proteome-dynamics-during-neuronal-differentiation
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Christian K Frese, Marina Mikhaylova, Riccardo Stucchi, Violette Gautier, Qingyang Liu, Shabaz Mohammed, Albert J R Heck, A F Maarten Altelaar, Casper C Hoogenraad
Neuronal differentiation is a multistep process that shapes and re-shapes neurons by progressing through several typical stages, including axon outgrowth, dendritogenesis, and synapse formation. To systematically profile proteome dynamics throughout neuronal differentiation, we took cultured rat hippocampal neurons at different developmental stages and monitored changes in protein abundance using a combination of stable isotope labeling and high-resolution liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)...
February 7, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176142/hmgb1-tlr4-axis-plays-a-regulatory-role-in-the-pathogenesis-of-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-in-immature-rat-model-and-children-via-the-p38mapk-signaling-pathway
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Weihong Yang, Jing Li, Yun Shang, Li Zhao, Mingying Wang, Jipeng Shi, Shujun Li
The HMGB1-TLR4 axis is activated in adult mouse models of acute and chronic seizure. Nevertheless, whether HMGB1 was involved in the pathogenesis of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) remains unknown. In this study, we first measured the dynamic expression patterns of HMGB1 and TLR4 in the hippocampi of a rat model and in children with MTLE, as well as the levels of TNF-α and IL-1β. In addition, HMGB1 was added to mimic the process of inflammatory response in neurons. Neuronal somatic size and dendritic length were measured by immunohistochemistry and digital imaging...
February 7, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164461/flexible-polygon-mirror-based-laser-scanning-microscope-platform-for-multiphoton-in-vivo-imaging
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Y X Li, V Gautam, A Brüstle, I A Cockburn, V R Daria, C Gillespie, K Gaus, C Alt, W M Lee
Commercial microscopy systems make use of tandem scanning i.e. either slow or fast scanning. We constructed, for the first time, an advanced control system capable of delivering a dynamic line scanning speed ranging from 2.7 kHz to 27 kHz and achieve variable frame rates from 5 Hz to 50 Hz (512 × 512). The dynamic scanning ability is digitally controlled by a new customized open-source software named PScan1.0. This permits manipulation of scanning rates either to gain higher fluorescence signal at slow frame rate without increasing laser power or increase frame rates to capture high speed events...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164203/modulating-motility-of-intracellular-vesicles-in-cortical-neurons-with-nanomagnetic-forces-on-chip
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Anja Kunze, Coleman Tylor Murray, Chanya Godzich, Jonathan Lin, Keegan Owsley, Andy Tay, Dino Di Carlo
Vesicle transport is a major underlying mechanism of cell communication. Inhibiting vesicle transport in brain cells results in blockage of neuronal signals, even in intact neuronal networks. Modulating intracellular vesicle transport can have a huge impact on the development of new neurotherapeutic concepts, but only if we can specifically interfere with intracellular transport patterns. Here, we propose to modulate motion of intracellular lipid vesicles in rat cortical neurons based on exogenously bioconjugated and cell internalized superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) within microengineered magnetic gradients on-chip...
February 6, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161364/the-role-of-drebrin-in-dendritic-spines
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REVIEW
Noriko Koganezawa, Kenji Hanamura, Yuko Sekino, Tomoaki Shirao
Dendritic spines form typical excitatory synapses in the brain and their shapes vary depending on synaptic inputs. It has been suggested that the morphological changes of dendritic spines play an important role in synaptic plasticity. Dendritic spines contain a high concentration of actin, which has a central role in supporting cell motility, and polymerization of actin filaments (F-actin) is most likely involved in spine shape changes. Drebrin is an actin-binding protein that forms stable F-actin and is highly accumulated within dendritic spines...
February 1, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158194/biophysical-model-of-the-role-of-actin-remodeling-on-dendritic-spine-morphology
#19
C A Miermans, R P T Kusters, C C Hoogenraad, C Storm
Dendritic spines are small membranous structures that protrude from the neuronal dendrite. Each spine contains a synaptic contact site that may connect its parent dendrite to the axons of neighboring neurons. Dendritic spines are markedly distinct in shape and size, and certain types of stimulation prompt spines to evolve, in fairly predictable fashion, from thin nascent morphologies to the mushroom-like shapes associated with mature spines. It is well established that the remodeling of spines is strongly dependent upon the actin cytoskeleton inside the spine...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155712/genome-wide-map-of-rna-degradation-kinetics-patterns-in-dendritic-cells-after-lps-stimulation-facilitates-identification-of-primary-sequence-and-secondary-structure-motifs-in-mrnas
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Yutaro Kumagai, Alexis Vandenbon, Shunsuke Teraguchi, Shizuo Akira, Yutaka Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Immune cells have to change their gene expression patterns dynamically in response to external stimuli such as lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The gene expression is regulated at multiple steps in eukaryotic cells, in which control of RNA levels at both the transcriptional level and the post-transcriptional level plays important role. Impairment of the control leads to aberrant immune responses such as excessive or impaired production of cytokines. However, genome-wide studies focusing on the post-transcriptional control were relatively rare until recently...
December 22, 2016: BMC Genomics
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