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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629519/erythropoietin-endogenous-protection-of-ischemic-brain
#1
Robert T Mallet, Myoung-Gwi Ryou
The human brain requires uninterrupted delivery of blood-borne oxygen and nutrients to sustain its function. Focal ischemia, particularly, ischemic stroke, and global ischemia imposed by cardiac arrest disrupt the brain's fuel supply. The resultant ATP depletion initiates a complex injury cascade encompassing intracellular Ca(2+) overload, glutamate excitotoxicity, oxido-nitrosative stress, extracellular matrix degradation, and inflammation, culminating in neuronal and astroglial necrosis and apoptosis, neurocognitive deficits, and even death...
2017: Vitamins and Hormones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602612/lineage-reprogramming-of-astroglial-cells-from-different-origins-into-distinct-neuronal-subtypes
#2
Malek Chouchane, Ana Raquel Melo de Farias, Daniela Maria de Sousa Moura, Markus Michael Hilscher, Timm Schroeder, Richardson Naves Leão, Marcos Romualdo Costa
Astroglial cells isolated from the rodent postnatal cerebral cortex are particularly susceptible to lineage reprogramming into neurons. However, it remains unknown whether other astroglial populations retain the same potential. Likewise, little is known about the fate of induced neurons (iNs) in vivo. In this study we addressed these questions using two different astroglial populations isolated from the postnatal brain reprogrammed either with Neurogenin-2 (Neurog2) or Achaete scute homolog-1 (Ascl1). We show that cerebellum (CerebAstro) and cerebral cortex astroglia (CtxAstro) generates iNs with distinctive neurochemical and morphological properties...
June 5, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597057/an-l-glutamine-transporter-isoform-for-neurogenesis-facilitated-by-l-theanine
#3
REVIEW
Yukio Yoneda
L-Theanine (=γ-glutamylethylamide) is an amino acid ingredient in green tea with a structural analogy to L-glutamine (L-GLN) rather than L-glutamic acid (L-GLU), with regards to the absence of a free carboxylic acid moiety from the gamma carbon position. L-theanine markedly inhibits [(3)H]L-GLN uptake without affecting [(3)H]L-GLU uptake in cultured neurons and astroglia. In neural progenitor cells with sustained exposure to L-theanine, upregulation of the L-GLN transporter isoform Slc38a1 expression and promotion of both proliferation and neuronal commitment are seen along with marked acceleration of the phosphorylation of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) and relevant downstream proteins...
June 9, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593439/clinical-and-histopathological-amelioration-of-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-by-aav-vectors-expressing-a-soluble-interleukin-23-receptor
#4
Marta Miralles, Herena Eixarch, Marcos Tejero, Carme Costa, Keiji Hirota, A Raul Castaño, Meritxell Puig, Gitta Stockinger, Xavier Montalban, Assumpció Bosch, Carmen Espejo, Miguel Chillon
The role of the T helper (Th)17 pathway has been clearly demonstrated in the onset and progression of autoimmune diseases, where interleukin (IL)-23 is a key molecule in maintaining the response mediated by Th17 cells. As a consequence, recent strategies based on blocking the interaction between IL-23 and its receptor (IL-23R), for example the anti-p19 antibody tildrakizumab, have been developed to regulate the Th17 pathway from the initial stages of the disease. Here, a soluble (s)IL-23R cDNA was cloned in expression plasmids and viral vectors...
June 7, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588451/neurogenic-to-gliogenic-fate-transition-perturbed-by-loss-of-hmgb2
#5
Robert Bronstein, Jackson Kyle, Ariel B Abraham, Stella E Tsirka
Mouse cortical development relies heavily on a delicate balance between neurogenesis and gliogenesis. The lateral ventricular zone produces different classes of excitatory pyramidal cells until just before birth, when the production of astroglia begins to prevail. Epigenetic control of this fate shift is of critical importance and chromatin regulatory elements driving neuronal or astroglial development play an vital role. Different classes of chromatin binding proteins orchestrate the transcriptional repression of neuronal-specific genes, while allowing for the activation of astrocyte-specific genes...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587392/the-effects-of-7-nitroindazole-on-serum-neuron-specific-enolase-and-astroglia-derived-protein-s100%C3%AE-levels-after-traumatic-brain-injury
#6
Nan Dong, Yi Diao, Maohua Ding, Baoqiang Cao, Dehua Jiang
We investigated the possible role of 7-nitroindazole (7-NI) in regulating serum neuron-specific enolase (NSE) and S100β levels in a rat model of traumatic brain injury (TBI). We also explored the possible mechanism by which 7-NI may affect the level of NSE and S100β. A total of 160 healthy adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into 2 groups: i) The saline-treated group and ii) the 7-NI-treated group. Using the random number table, the groups were further divided into four subgroups: i) The sham-injured group; ii) the TBI 6 h group; iii) the TBI 12 h group; and iv) the TBI 24 h group (n=20)...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578007/sensitivity-of-hips-derived-neural-stem-cells-nsc-to-pyrroloquinoline-quinone-depends-on-their-developmental-stage
#7
J Augustyniak, J Lenart, M Zychowicz, G Lipka, P Gaj, M Kolanowska, P P Stepien, L Buzanska
Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) is a factor influencing on the mitochondrial biogenesis. In this study the PQQ effect on viability, total cell number, antioxidant capacity, mitochondrial biogenesis and differentiation potential was investigated in human induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSC) - derived: neural stem cells (NSC), early neural progenitors (eNP) and neural progenitors (NP). Here we demonstrated that sensitivity to PQQ is dependent upon its dose and neural stage of development. Induction of the mitochondrial biogenesis by PQQ at three stages of neural differentiation was evaluated at mtDNA, mRNA and protein level...
May 31, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558801/astroglial-mediated-remodeling-of-the-interhemispheric-midline-during-telencephalic-development-is-exclusive-to-eutherian-mammals
#8
Ilan Gobius, Rodrigo Suárez, Laura Morcom, Annalisa Paolino, Timothy J Edwards, Peter Kozulin, Linda J Richards
The corpus callosum forms the major interhemispheric connection in the human brain and is unique to eutherian (or placental) mammals. The developmental events associated with the evolutionary emergence of this structure, however, remain poorly understood. A key step in callosal formation is the prior remodeling of the interhemispheric fissure by embryonic astroglial cells, which then subsequently act as a permissive substrate for callosal axons, enabling them to cross the interhemispheric midline. However, whether astroglial-mediated interhemispheric remodeling is unique to eutherian mammals, and thus possibly associated with the phylogenetic origin of the corpus callosum, or instead is a general feature of mammalian brain development, is not yet known...
May 30, 2017: Neural Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554396/progenitor-cell-based-treatment-of-glial-disease
#9
Steven A Goldman
Diseases of glia, including astrocytes and oligodendrocytes, are among the most prevalent and disabling, yet least appreciated, conditions in neurology. In recent years, it has become clear that besides the overtly glial disorders of oligodendrocyte loss and myelin failure, such as the leukodystrophies and inflammatory demyelinations, a number of neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders may also be causally linked to glial dysfunction and derive from astrocytic as well as oligodendrocytic pathology. The relative contribution of glial dysfunction to many of these disorders may be so great as to allow their treatment by the delivery of allogeneic glial progenitor cells, the precursors to both astroglia and myelin-producing oligodendrocytes...
2017: Progress in Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546341/intra-generational-protein-malnutrition-impairs-temporal-astrogenesis-in-rat-brain
#10
Aijaz Ahmad Naik, Nisha Patro, Pankaj Seth, Ishan K Patro
The scanty information on astrogenesis following stressor effect, albeit imperative roles of astroglia in normal physiology and pathophysiology, incited us to assess temporal astrogenesis and astrocyte density in an intra-generational protein malnutrition (PMN) rat model. Standard immunohistochemical procedures for glial lineage markers and their intensity measurements and qRT-PCR studies were performed to reveal the spatio-temporal origin and density of astrocytes. Reduced A2B5+ glia restricted precursor population in ventricles and poor dissemination to cortex at embryonic days (E)11-14, low BLBP+ secondary radial glia in SVZ of E16 LP brains reflect compromised progenitor pooling...
May 25, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521121/untangling-a-cholinergic-pathway-from-wakefulness-to-memory
#11
Steffen Gais, Monika Schönauer
Acetylcholine is a major modulator of learning and memory, and its availability varies across the sleep-wake cycle. In this issue of Neuron, Papouin et al. (2017) describe a D-serine-dependent pathway involving astroglia by which the transmitter tunes the hippocampus toward memory encoding during wakefulness.
May 17, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491822/comparison-of-the-expression-changes-after-botulinum-toxin-type-a-and-minocycline-administration-in-lipopolysaccharide-stimulated-rat-microglial-and-astroglial-cultures
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Anna Piotrowska, Katarzyna Popiolek-Barczyk, Flaminia Pavone, Joanna Mika
Botulinum neurotoxin type A (BoNT/A) and minocycline are potent drugs used in clinical therapies. The primary molecular mechanism of BoNT/A is the cleavage of SNARE proteins, which prevents cells from releasing neurotransmitters from vesicles, while the effects of minocycline are related to the inhibition of p38 activation. Both BoNT/A and minocycline exhibit analgesic effects, however, their direct impact on glial cells is not fully known. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to determine the effects of those drugs on microglial and astroglial activity after lipopolysaccharide (LPS) stimulation and their potential synergistic action...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469638/novel-insights-into-the-role-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-p50-in-astrocyte-mediated-fate-specification-of-adult-neural-progenitor-cells
#13
REVIEW
Valeria Bortolotto, Mariagrazia Grilli
Within the CNS nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) transcription factors are involved in a wide range of functions both in homeostasis and in pathology. Over the years, our and other groups produced a vast array of information on the complex involvement of NF-κB proteins in different aspects of postnatal neurogenesis. In particular, several extracellular signals and membrane receptors have been identified as being able to affect neural progenitor cells (NPC) and their progeny via NF-κB activation. A crucial role in the regulation of neuronal fate specification in adult hippocampal NPC is played by the NF-κB p50 subunit...
March 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453542/phospholipid-profiling-of-plasma-from-gw-veterans-and-rodent-models-to-identify-potential-biomarkers-of-gulf-war-illness
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Tanja Emmerich, Zuchra Zakirova, Nancy Klimas, Kimberly Sullivan, Ashok K Shetty, James E Evans, Ghania Ait-Ghezala, Gary S Laco, Bharathi Hattiangady, Geetha A Shetty, Michael Mullan, Gogce Crynen, Laila Abdullah, Fiona Crawford
Gulf War Illness (GWI), which affects at least one fourth of the 700,000 veterans deployed to the Gulf War (GW), is characterized by persistent and heterogeneous symptoms, including pain, fatigue and cognitive problems. As a consequence, this illness remains difficult to diagnose. Rodent models have been shown to exhibit different symptomatic features of GWI following exposure to particular GW agents (e.g. pyridostigmine bromide, permethrin and DEET) and/or stress. Preclinical analyses have shown the activation of microglia and astroglia as a pathological hallmark in these mouse and rat models...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445478/delayed-histochemical-alterations-within-the-neurovascular-unit-due-to-transient-focal-cerebral-ischemia-and-experimental-treatment-with-neurotrophic-factors
#15
Dominik Michalski, Roman Pitsch, Deepu R Pillai, Bianca Mages, Susanne Aleithe, Jens Grosche, Henrik Martens, Felix Schlachetzki, Wolfgang Härtig
Current stroke therapy is focused on recanalizing strategies, but neuroprotective co-treatments are still lacking. Modern concepts of the ischemia-affected neurovascular unit (NVU) and surrounding penumbra emphasize the complexity during the transition from initial damaging to regenerative processes. While early treatment with neurotrophic factors was shown to result in lesion size reduction and blood-brain barrier (BBB) stabilization, cellular consequences from these treatments are poorly understood. This study explored delayed cellular responses not only to ischemic stroke, but also to an early treatment with neurotrophic factors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402004/the-vegf-gene-polymorphism-impacts-brain-volume-and-arterial-blood-volume
#16
Hikaru Takeuchi, Hiroaki Tomita, Yasuyuki Taki, Yoshie Kikuchi, Chiaki Ono, Zhiqian Yu, Atsushi Sekiguchi, Rui Nouchi, Yuka Kotozaki, Seishu Nakagawa, Carlos Makoto Miyauchi, Kunio Iizuka, Ryoichi Yokoyama, Takamitsu Shinada, Yuki Yamamoto, Sugiko Hanawa, Tsuyoshi Araki, Keiko Kunitoki, Yuko Sassa, Ryuta Kawashima
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays a critical role in the angiogenesis and proliferation of various types of cells such as neurons, astroglia, and endothelial cells in the brain. A common polymorphism in the VEGF gene (-2578 C/A) is associated with circulating VEGF levels, cancers and Alzheimer's disease. Nonetheless, the effects of this polymorphism on normal human brain volume, arterial blood volume, and blood supply remain unclear. In this study, the effects of this polymorphism on the total gray matter volume (TGMV) and total white matter volume (TWMV) using T1-weighted structural images and the total arterial blood volume (TABV) and mean cerebral blood flow (mCBF) during rest using arterial spin labeling (ASL) in 765 young adult humans were investigated...
April 12, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372633/effects-of-danggui-sini-decoction-on-neuropathic-pain-experimental-studies-and-clinical-pharmacological-significance-of-inhibiting-glial-activation-and-proinflammatory-cytokines-in-the-spinal-cord%C3%A2
#17
Ming Liu, Qiu Hong Qiang, Qian Ling, Chang Xi Yu, Xuejun Li, Suhuan Liu, Shuyu Yang
AIM: Neuropathic pain responds poorly to drug treatments. Partial relief is achieved in only about half of the patients. Danggui Sini decoction (DSD), an aqueous extract of <i>Angelica sinensis, Ramulus Cinnamomi,</i> and <i>Radix Puerariae</i>, has been used extensively in China to treat inflammatory and ischemic diseases. The current study examined the putative effects of DSD on neuropathic pain. METHOD: We used two commonly-used animal models: chronic constriction injury (CCI) and diabetic neuropathy for the study...
May 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370142/morphological-study-of-a-connexin-43-gfp-reporter-mouse-highlights-glial-heterogeneity-amacrine-cells-and-olfactory-ensheathing-cells
#18
Panos Theofilas, Christian Steinhäuser, Martin Theis, Amin Derouiche
Connexin 43 (Cx43) is the main astrocytic connexin and forms the basis of the glial syncytium. The morphology of connexin-expressing cells can be best studied in transgenic mouse lines expressing cytoplasmic fluorescent reporters, since immunolabeling the plaques can obscure the shapes of the individual cells. The Cx43kiECFP mouse generated by Degen et al. (FASEBJ 26:4576, 2012) expresses cytosolic ECFP and has previously been used to establish that Cx43 may not be expressed by all astrocytes within a population, and this can vary in a region-dependent way...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350198/subarachnoid-hemorrhage-induced-block-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-flow-role-of-brain-coagulation-factor-iii-tissue-factor
#19
Eugene V Golanov, Evgeniy I Bovshik, Kelvin K Wong, Robia G Pautler, Chase H Foster, Richard G Federley, Jonathan Y Zhang, James Mancuso, Stephen Tc Wong, Gavin W Britz
Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) in 95% of cases results in long-term disabilities due to brain damage, pathogenesis of which remains uncertain. Hindrance of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulation along glymphatic pathways is a possible mechanism interrupting drainage of damaging substances from subarachnoid space and parenchyma. We explored changes in CSF circulation at different time following SAH and possible role of brain tissue factor (TF). Fluorescent solute and fluorescent microspheres injected into cisterna magna were used to track CSF flow in mice...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342942/the-nature-of-early-astroglial-protection-fast-activation-and-signaling
#20
REVIEW
Julianna Kardos, László Héja, Katalin Jemnitz, Richárd Kovács, Miklós Palkovits
Our present review is focusing on the uniqueness of balanced astroglial signaling. The balance of excitatory and inhibitory signaling within the CNS is mainly determined by sharp synaptic transients of excitatory glutamate (Glu) and inhibitory γ-aminobutyrate (GABA) acting on the sub-second timescale. Astroglia is involved in excitatory chemical transmission by taking up i) Glu through neurotransmitter-sodium transporters, ii) K(+) released due to presynaptic action potential generation, and iii) water keeping osmotic pressure...
March 22, 2017: Progress in Neurobiology
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