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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738332/neuroprogression-and-immune-activation-in-major-depressive-disorder
#1
Jeffrey H Meyer
Traditionally, the neurobiology of major depressive disorder (MDD) has been largely considered from the perspective of the state of major depressive episodes (MDE) versus being in remission, but the current accumulation of disease markers, largely acquired cross-sectionally, is strongly suggestive of neuroprogressive aspects of MDD. This chapter focuses on the changes in disease markers involved in the reorganization of the nervous system in MDD, including the translocator protein (TSPO; an index of microglial activation), glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP; an index of astroglial activation), [11C]harmine (a marker of monoamine oxidase A; MAO-A), and several other indices (metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 [mGluR5], excitatory amino acid transporters, and magnetic resonance imaging spectroscopy measurements) of glutamate dysregulation...
2017: Modern Trends in Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710138/disruption-of-lipid-uptake-in-astroglia-exacerbates-diet-induced-obesity
#2
Yuanqing Gao, Clarita Layritz, Beata Legutko, Thomas O Eichmann, Elise Laperrousaz, Valentine S Moullé, Celine Cruciani-Guglielmacci, Christophe Magnan, Serge Luquet, Stephen C Woods, Robert H Eckel, Chun-Xia Yi, Cristina Garcia-Caceres, Matthias H Tschöp
Neuronal circuits in the brain help to control feeding behavior and systemic metabolism in response to afferent nutrient and hormonal signals. Although astrocytes have historically been assumed to be less relevant for such neuroendocrine control, we asked whether lipid uptake via lipoprotein lipase (LPL) in astrocytes is required for the central regulation of energy homeostasis. Ex vivo studies with hypothalamic-derived astrocytes showed that LPL expression is up-regulated by oleic acid; whereas it is decreased in response to palmitic acid or triglyceride...
July 14, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707174/examining-the-role-of-microglia-and-astroglia-during-the-pathogenesis-of-alzheimer-s-disease-via-the-puri-li-model
#3
R A Thuraisingham
The Puri-Li kinetic model is explored here to study the contribution of microglia and astroglia during the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). This is carried out by solving the Puri-Li model under steady-state conditions. The derived expressions show that both of them play a role in the pathogenesis of AD. Examination of the steady-state solutions where microglia and astroglia are involved shows that equilibrium conditions are achieved by microglia and astroglia destroying neurons. These findings from this model are in agreement with the results in the literature, where microglia and astroglia are considered to act as inflammatory cells producing toxins to destroy neurons...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699523/altered-homeostatic-functions-in-reactive-astrocytes-and-their-potential-as-a-therapeutic-target-after-brain-ischemic-injury
#4
Helena Pivonkova, Miroslava Anderova
Brain ischemic injury represents one of the greatest medical challenges for the aging population in developed countries, yet despite strong efforts, possibilities to treat ischemic injury still remain poor. Stroke, the most common type of brain ischemic injury in humans, is caused by brain artery occlusion, and represents a focal form of ischemia, which leads to neuronal loss in the ischemic core, and glial scar formation in the penumbral region around the core. Such glial scar mainly comprises reactive astrocytes, reactive NG2 glia and activated microglia...
July 10, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665546/astroglial-vesicular-network-evolutionary-trends-physiology-and-pathophysiology
#5
REVIEW
Robert Zorec, Vladimir Parpura, Alexei Verkhratsky
Intracellular organelles, including secretory vesicles, emerged when eukaryotic cells evolved some 3 billion years ago. The primordial organelles that evolved in Archaea were similar to endolysosomes, which developed, arguably, for specific metabolic tasks, including uptake, metabolic processing, storage and disposal of molecules. In comparison to prokaryotes, cell volume of eukaryotes increased by several orders of magnitude and vesicle traffic emerged to allow for communication between distant intracellular locations...
June 30, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664614/evolving-concepts-of-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-as-a-neuropathological-entity
#6
Helen Ling, James W Neal, Tamas Revesz
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a long-term neurodegenerative consequence of repetitive head impacts which can only be definitively diagnosed in post-mortem. Recently, the consensus neuropathological criteria for the diagnosis of CTE was published requiring the presence of the accumulation of abnormal tau in neurons and astroglia distributed around small blood vessels at the depths of cortical sulci in an irregular pattern as the mandatory features. The clinical diagnosis and antemortem prediction of CTE pathology remain challenging if not impossible due to the common co-existing underlying neurodegenerative pathologies and the lack of specific clinical pointers and reliable biomarkers...
June 30, 2017: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654797/simvastatin-prevents-morphine-induced-tolerance-and-dependence-in-mice
#7
Nasim Sadat Pajohanfar, Ehsan Mohebbi, Ahmad Hosseini-Bandegharaei, Mohamadraza Amin, Golnaz Vaseghi, Bahareh Amin
BACKGROUND: Tolerance to analgesic effects of opioids and dependence to them are main concerns in the treatment of chronic pain conditions, limiting clinical application of these drugs. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of simvastatin on the morphine-induced tolerance and dependence in mice. MATERIAL AND METHODS: For this purpose, mice were treated with either daily morphine (20 mg/kg, s.c.) alone, or in combination with simvastatin (2.5, 5 and 10mg/kg, i...
June 24, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642233/sembragiline-a-novel-selective-monoamine-oxidase-type-b-inhibitor-for-the-treatment-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#8
Edilio Borroni, Bernd Bohrmann, Fiona Grueninger, Eric Prinssen, Stephane Nave, Hansruedi Loetscher, Shankar J Chinta, Subramanian Rajagopalan, Anand Rane, Almas Siddiqui, Bart Ellenbroek, Juerg Messer, Axel Pahler, Julie K Anderson, Rene Wyler, Andrea M Cesura
Monoamine oxidase B (MAO-B) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other neurodegenerative disorders. Increased MAO-B expression in astroglia has been observed adjacent to amyloid plaques in AD patient brains. This phenomenon is hypothesised to lead to increased production of hydrogen peroxide and reactive oxygen species (ROS), thereby contributing to AD pathology. Therefore, reduction of ROS-induced oxidative stress via inhibition of MAO-B activity may delay the progression of the disease...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642128/immunomodulation-of-parkinson-s-disease-using-mucuna-pruriens-mp
#9
REVIEW
Sachchida Nand Rai, Hareram Birla, Walia Zahra, Saumitra Sen Singh, Surya Pratap Singh
Immune control is associated with nigrostriatal neuroprotection for Parkinson's disease (PD); though its direct cause and effect relationships have not yet been realized and modulating the immune system for therapeutic gain has been openly discussed. While the pathobiology of PD remains in study, neuroinflammation is thought to speed nigrostriatal degeneration. The neuroinflammatory cascade associated with PD begins with aggregation of misfolded or post-translationally modified α-synuclein (α-syn). Such aggregation results in neuronal cell death and the presence of chronically activated glia (microglia and astroglia), leading to the production of proinflammatory cytokines like tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β), IL-6, and enzymes such as nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2)...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629519/erythropoietin-endogenous-protection-of-ischemic-brain
#10
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
#11
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...
July 11, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597057/an-l-glutamine-transporter-isoform-for-neurogenesis-facilitated-by-l-theanine
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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
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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
#14
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
#15
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-hipsc-derived-neural-stem-cells-nsc-to-pyrroloquinoline-quinone-depends-on-their-developmental-stage
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
Aijaz Ahmad Naik, Nisha Patro, Pankaj Seth, Ishan K Patro
The lack of information on astrogenesis following stressor effect, notwithstanding the 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 caused poor dissemination to cortex at embryonic days (E)11-14, and low BLBP+ secondary radial glia in the subventricular zone (SVZ) of E16 low protein (LP) brains reflect compromised progenitor pooling...
July 15, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521121/untangling-a-cholinergic-pathway-from-wakefulness-to-memory
#20
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
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