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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146293/andrographolide-a-promising-therapeutic-agent-negatively-regulates-glial-cell-derived-neurodegeneration-of-prefrontal-cortex-hippocampus-and-working-memory-impairment
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Sudeshna Das, K P Mishra, Lilly Ganju, S B Singh
Over activation of glial cell derived innate immune factors induces neuro-inflammation that results in neurodegenerative disease, like working memory impairment. In this study, we have investigated the role of andrographolide, a major constituent of Andrographis paniculata plant, in reduction of reactive glial cell derived working memory impairment. Real time PCR, Western bloting, flow cytometric and immunofluorescence studies demonstrated that andrographolide inhibited lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced overexpression of HMGB1, TLR4, NFκB, COX-2, iNOS, and release of inflammatory mediators in primary mix glial culture, adult mice prefrontal cortex and hippocampus region...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131016/focal-transplantation-of-aberrant-glial-cells-carrying-the-sod1g93a-mutation-into-rat-spinal-cord-induces-extensive-gliosis
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Sofía Ibarburu, Emiliano Trias, Natalia Lago, Hugo Peluffo, Romina Barreto-Núñez, Valentina Varela, Joseph S Beckman, Luis Barbeito
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine the potential of aberrant glial cells (AbAs) isolated from the spinal cord of adult SOD1G93A symptomatic rats to induce gliosis and neuronal damage following focal transplantation into the lumbar spinal cord of wild-type rats. METHODS: AbAs were obtained from the spinal cords of SOD1G93A symptomatic rats. One hundred thousand cells were injected using a glass micropipette into the lumbar spinal cords (L3-L5) of syngeneic wild-type adult rats...
November 1, 2017: Neuroimmunomodulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116659/type-1-astrocyte-like-stem-cells-harboring-cacna1d-gene-deletion-exhibit-reduced-proliferation-and-decreased-neuronal-fate-choice
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Bianca Völkening, Kai Schönig, Golo Kronenberg, Dusan Bartsch, Tillmann Weber
In the central nervous system, CaV 1.2 and CaV 1. 3 constitute the main L-type voltage-gated calcium channels (LTCCs) coupling membrane depolarization to gene transcription. We have previously demonstrated that inducible disruption of Cav1.2 in type-1 astrocyte-like stem cells of the adult dentate gyrus (DG) impairs hippocampal neurogenesis in a cell-autonomous fashion. To address the role of Cav1.3 channels (encoded by the Cacna1d gene), we here generated Tg(GLAST-CreERT2) /Cacna1d(fl/fl) /RCE:loxP mice which facilitate inducible deletion of Cacna1d in tandem with induction of EGFP expression in type-1 cells, allowing tracking of recombined cells and their descendants...
November 8, 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076551/tgf-%C3%AE-pro-oligodendrogenic-effects-on-adult-svz-progenitor-cultures-and-its-interaction-with-the-notch-signaling-pathway
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Laura I Gómez Pinto, Debora Rodríguez, Ana M Adamo, Patricia A Mathieu
Adult neural progenitor cells (NPCs) are capable of differentiating into neurons, astrocytes, and oligodendrocytes throughout life. Notch and transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β) signaling pathways play critical roles in controlling these cell fate decisions. TGF-β has been previously shown to exert pro-neurogenic effects on hippocampal and subventricular zone (SVZ) NPCs in vitro and to interact with Notch in different cellular types. Therefore, the aim of our work was to study the effect of TGF-β on adult rat brain SVZ NPC glial commitment and its interaction with Notch signaling...
October 27, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980158/age-dependent-neurochemical-remodeling-of-hypothalamic-astrocytes
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Camila Leite Santos, Paola Haack Amaral Roppa, Pedro Truccolo, Fernanda Urruth Fontella, Diogo Onofre Souza, Larissa Daniele Bobermin, André Quincozes-Santos
The hypothalamus is a crucial integrative center in the central nervous system, responsible for the regulation of homeostatic activities, including systemic energy balance. Increasing evidence has highlighted a critical role of astrocytes in orchestrating hypothalamic functions; they participate in the modulation of synaptic transmission, metabolic and trophic support to neurons, immune defense, and nutrient sensing. In this context, disturbance of systemic energy homeostasis, which is a common feature of obesity and the aging process, involves inflammatory responses...
October 4, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956310/increased-neuronal-differentiation-of-neural-progenitor-cells-derived-from-phosphovimentin-deficient-mice
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Meng Chen, Till B Puschmann, Pavel Marasek, Masaki Inagaki, Marcela Pekna, Ulrika Wilhelmsson, Milos Pekny
Vimentin is an intermediate filament (also known as nanofilament) protein expressed in several cell types of the central nervous system, including astrocytes and neural stem/progenitor cells. Mutation of the vimentin serine sites that are phosphorylated during mitosis (VIM (SA/SA) ) leads to cytokinetic failures in fibroblasts and lens epithelial cells, resulting in chromosomal instability and increased expression of cell senescence markers. In this study, we investigated morphology, proliferative capacity, and motility of VIM (SA/SA) astrocytes, and their effect on the differentiation of neural stem/progenitor cells...
September 27, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924010/microrna-1906-a-novel-regulator-of-toll-like-receptor-4-ameliorates-ischemic-injury-after-experimental-stroke-in-mice
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Xiaomeng Xu, Zhuoyu Wen, Nan Zhao, Xiaohui Xu, Fang Wang, Jie Gao, Yongjun Jiang, Xinfeng Liu
Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) is a proinflammatory cascade initiator in poststroke inflammation. In this study, miR-1906, a novel regulator of TLR4, was identified via in silico analysis and microRNA profiling in male adult mice and its expression was then quantitated in the ischemic hemisphere. We found miR-1906 to be significantly brain enriched in the ischemic hemisphere and even more drastically enriched in the peri-infarct regions. Furthermore, in vitro experiments demonstrated that, during oxygen-glucose deprivation, miR-1906 expression was increased in glial cells but decreased in neurons...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903499/the-long-lasting-rodenticide-brodifacoum-induces-neuropathology-in-adult-male-rats
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Sergey Kalinin, Natalia Marangoni, Katarzyna Kowal, Arunangsu Dey, Kinga Lis, Sergey Brodsky, Richard van Breemen, Zane Hauck, Richard Ripper, Israel Rubinstein, Guy Weinberg, Douglas L Feinstein
Superwarfarins are very long-lasting rodenticides effective in warfarin-resistant rodents at extremely low doses. The consequences of chronic superwarfarin levels in tissues, due to biological half-lives on the order of 20 days, have not been examined. We now characterized the neurological effects of brodifacoum (BDF), one of the most widely used superwarfarins, in adult male Sprague Dawley rats. Dosing curves established the acute oral lethal dose for BDF as 221 ± 14 μg/kg. Measurement of tissue BDF levels showed accumulation throughout the body, including the central nervous system, with levels diminishing over several days...
September 1, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889992/astrocytic-expression-of-the-cxcl12-receptor-cxcr7-ackr3-is-a-hallmark-of-the-diseased-but-not-developing-cns
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Malte Puchert, Fabian Pelkner, Gregor Stein, Doychin N Angelov, Johannes Boltze, Daniel-Christoph Wagner, Francesca Odoardi, Alexander Flügel, Wolfgang J Streit, Jürgen Engele
Based on our previous demonstration of CXCR7 as the major mediator of CXCL12 signaling in cultured astrocytes, we have now compared astrocytic expression of the CXCL12 receptors, CXCR7 and CXCR4, during CNS development and disease. In addition, we asked whether disease-associated conditions/factors affect expression of CXCL12 receptors in astrocytes. In the late embryonic rat brain, CXCR7(+)/GFAP(+) cells were restricted to the ventricular/subventricular zone while CXCR4 was widely absent from GFAP-positive cells...
September 8, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864570/isolation-propagation-and-differentiation-of-radial-glia-like-neural-progenitor-cells-in-adherent-cultures
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Balazs Varga, Andras Nagy
This protocol describes the isolation of radial glia-like neural progenitors (RGLs) from embryonic and adult mouse brain. Their propagation as an adherent monolayer is greatly supported by use of the AK-cyclo(RGDfC) adhesive peptide-conjugate that allows the application of fully defined culture conditions in which epidermal growth factor (EGF) represents the only growth factor supplement. RGL cells maintained that way can be efficiently differentiated into the three major CNS cell types: neurons, astrocytes, and oligodendrocytes...
September 1, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844502/prenatal-stress-affects-viability-activation-and-chemokine-signaling-in-astroglial-cultures
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Joanna E Sowa, Joanna Ślusarczyk, Ewa Trojan, Katarzyna Chamera, Monika Leśkiewicz, Magdalena Regulska, Katarzyna Kotarska, Agnieszka Basta-Kaim
CXCL12/SDF-1α and CX3CL1/fractalkine are constitutively expressed in the brain, which indicates their significant functions. Emerging evidence highlights the role of astrocytes and the immune system in the pathophysiology of stress-related disorders. The aim of this study was to assess whether prenatal stress affects chemokine signaling, cell viability/activation, and the iNOS pathway in astroglial cultures. Our results showed that prenatal stress lowered astrocyte viability and simultaneously increased GFAP expression...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821665/molecular-and-functional-properties-of-regional-astrocytes-in-the-adult-brain
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Lydie Morel, Ming Sum R Chiang, Haruki Higashimori, Temitope Shoneye, Lakshmanan K Iyer, Julia Yelick, Albert Tai, Yongjie Yang
The molecular signature and functional properties of astroglial subtypes in the adult CNS remain largely undefined. By using translational ribosome affinity purification followed by RNA-Seq, we profiled astroglial ribosome-associated (presumably translating) mRNAs in major cortical and subcortical brain regions (cortex, hippocampus, caudate-putamen, nucleus accumbens, thalamus, and hypothalamus) of BAC aldh1l1-translational ribosome affinity purification (TRAP) mice (both sexes). We found that the expression of astroglial translating mRNAs closely follows the dorsoventral axis, especially from cortex/hippocampus to thalamus/hypothalamus posteriorly...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776278/expression-of-thyroid-stimulating-hormone-receptors-and-thyroglobulin-in-limbic-regions-in-the-adult-human-brain
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Meleshni Naicker, Strinivasen Naidoo
Expression of the human thyroid-specific proteins, thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor (TSH-R) and thyroglobulin (TG) in non-thyroid tissue is well-documented. TSH-R has been identified in the heart, kidney, bone, pituitary, adipose tissue, skin and astrocyte cultures. TG has been identified in the skin, thymus and kidney. However, none of those previous studies had identified TSH-R or TG in specific human brain regions. Previously, a pilot study conducted by our group on normal adult human brain demonstrated TSH-R and TG in cortical neurons and cerebral vasculature, respectively, within various brain areas...
August 3, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743894/creb-regulates-distinct-adaptive-transcriptional-programs-in-astrocytes-and-neurons
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Luis Pardo, Luis Miguel Valor, Abel Eraso-Pichot, Angel Barco, Arantxa Golbano, Giles E Hardingham, Roser Masgrau, Elena Galea
The cyclic AMP response element binding protein (CREB) is a primary hub of activity-driven genetic programs in neurons controlling plasticity, neurogenesis and survival. By contrast, the gene networks coordinated by CREB in astrocytes are unknown despite the fact that the astrocytic CREB is also activity-driven and neuroprotective. Herein we identified the transcriptional programs regulated by CREB in astrocytes as compared to neurons using, as study materials, transcriptome databases of astrocyte exposed to well-known activators of CREB-dependent transcription as well as publicly available transcriptomes of neuronal cultures...
July 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733161/functional-determination-of-the-differentiation-potential-of-ventral-mesencephalic-neural-precursor-cells-during-dopaminergic-neurogenesis
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Gilda Guerrero-Flores, Aimée Bastidas-Ponce, Omar Collazo-Navarrete, Magdalena Guerra-Crespo, Luis Covarrubias
The ventral mesencephalic neural precursor cells (vmNPCs) that give rise to dopaminergic (DA) neurons have been identified by the expression of distinct genes (e.g., Lmx1a, Foxa2, Msx1/2). However, the commitment of these NPCs to the mesencephalic DA neuronal fate has not been functionally determined. Evaluation of the plasticity of vmNPCs suggests that their commitment occurs after E10.5. Here we show that E9.5 vmNPCs implanted in an ectopic area of E10.5 mesencephalic explants, retained their specification marker Lmx1a and efficiently differentiated into neurons but did not express the gene encoding tyrosine hydroxylase (Th), the limiting enzyme for dopamine synthesis...
September 1, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701919/amyloid-%C3%AE-impairs-vesicular-secretion-in-neuronal-and-astrocyte-peptidergic-transmission
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Virginia Plá, Neus Barranco, Esther Pozas, Fernando Aguado
Regulated secretion of neuropeptides and neurotrophic factors critically modulates function and plasticity of synapses and circuitries. It is believed that rising amyloid-β (Aβ) concentrations, synaptic dysfunction and network disorganization underlie early phases of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Here, we analyze the impact of soluble Aβ1-42 assemblies on peptidergic secretion in cortical neurons and astrocytes. We show that neurons and astrocytes differentially produce and release carboxypeptidase E (CPE) and secretogranin III (SgIII), two dense-core vesicle (DCV) markers belonging to the regulated secretory pathway...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700615/astrocyte-heterogeneity-across-the-brain-and-spinal-cord-occurs-developmentally-in-adulthood-and-in-response-to-demyelination
#17
Hyesook Yoon, Grant Walters, Alex R Paulsen, Isobel A Scarisbrick
Astrocytes have emerged as essential regulators of function and response to injury in the brain and spinal cord, yet very little is known about regional differences that exist. Here we compare the expression of key astroglial markers (glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) and Aldehyde Dehydrogenase-1 Family Member L1 (ALDH1L1)) across these disparate poles of the neuraxis, tracking their expression developmentally and in the context of demyelination. In addition, we document changes in the astrocyte regulatory cytokine interleukin 6 (IL-6), and its signaling partner signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3), in vivo and in vitro...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699522/targeting-human-astrocytes-calcium-sensing-receptors-for-treatment-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#18
Anna Chiarini, Ubaldo Armato, James F Whitfield, Ilaria Dal Pra
Understanding the pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in the principal human neural cells is necessary for finding therapeutics for this illness. To help do this, we have been using freshly cultured functionally normal cerebral cortical adult human astrocytes (NAHAs) and postnatal neurons. The findings show that amyloid-β oligomers (Aβ-os) binding to calcium-sensing receptors (CaSRs) on NAHAs and neuron surfaces trigger signals capable of driving AD pathogenesis. This Aβ•CaSR signalling shifts the amyloid precursor protein (APP) from its α-secretase shedding producing neurotrophic/neuroprotective soluble (s)APPα to its β-secretase cleaving engendering AD-driving Aβ42/Aβ42-os peptides...
July 10, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694255/soluble-app-functions-as-a-vascular-niche-signal-that-controls-adult-neural-stem-cell-number
#19
Yuya Sato, Yutaka Uchida, Jingqiong Hu, Tracy L Young-Pearse, Takako Niikura, Yoh-Suke Mukouyama
The molecular mechanism by which NSC number is controlled in the neurogenic regions of the adult brain is not fully understood but it has been shown that vascular niche signals regulate neural stem cell (NSC) quiescence and growth. Here, we have uncovered a role for soluble amyloid precursor protein (sAPP) as a vascular niche signal in the subventricular zone (SVZ) of the lateral ventricle of the adult mouse brain. sAPP suppresses NSC growth in culture. Further in vivo studies on the role of APP in regulating NSC number in the SVZ clearly demonstrate that endothelial deletion of App causes a significant increase in the number of BrdU label-retaining NSCs in the SVZ, whereas NSC/astrocyte deletion of App has no detectable effect on the NSC number...
August 1, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665486/uptake-and-metabolism-of-sulphated-steroids-by-the-blood-brain-barrier-in-the-adult-male-rat
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M Zeeshan Qaiser, Diana E M Dolman, David J Begley, N Joan Abbott, Mihaela Cazacu-Davidescu, Delia I Corol, Jonathan P Fry
Little is known about the origin of the neuroactive steroids dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate (DHEAS) and pregnenolone sulphate (PregS) in the brain or of their subsequent metabolism. Using rat brain perfusion in situ, we have found (3) H-PregS to enter more rapidly than (3) H-DHEAS and both to undergo extensive (> 50%) desulphation within 0.5 min of uptake. Enzyme activity for the steroid sulphatase catalysing this deconjugation was enriched in the capillary fraction of the blood-brain barrier and its mRNA expressed in cultures of rat brain endothelial cells and astrocytes...
September 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
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