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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654763/effect-of-tolbutamide-on-tea-induced-postsynaptic-zinc-signals-at-hippocampal-mossy-fiber-ca3-synapses
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Fatima Mc Bastos, Vanessa N Corceiro, Sandra A Lopes, Jose G Almeida, Carlos Manuel Margarido Matias, Jose C Dionisio, Paulo J Mendes, Fernando Ds Sampaio Dos Aidos, Rosa M Quinta-Ferreira, M Emilia Quinta-Ferreira
The application of tetraethylammonium (TEA), a blocker of voltage-dependent potassium channels, can induce long-term potentiation in the synaptic systems CA3 - CA1 and mossy fibers - CA3 pyramidal cells of the hippocampus. In the mossy fibers the depolarization evoked by extracellular TEA induces a large amount of glutamate and also of zinc release. It is considered that zinc has a neuromodulatory role at the mossy fiber synapses, which can, at least in part, be due to the activation of presynaptic ATP-dependent potassium (KATP) channels...
June 27, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654093/an-epigenome-wide-dna-methylation-study-of-ptsd-and-depression-in-world-trade-center-responders
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P-F Kuan, M A Waszczuk, R Kotov, C J Marsit, G Guffanti, A Gonzalez, X Yang, K Koenen, E Bromet, B J Luft
Previous epigenome-wide association studies (EWAS) of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depressive disorder (MDD) have been inconsistent. This may be due to small sample sizes, and measurement and tissue differences. The current two EWA analyses of 473 World Trade Center responders are the largest to date for both PTSD and MDD. These analyses investigated DNA methylation patterns and biological pathways influenced by differentially methylated genes associated with each disorder. Methylation was profiled on blood samples using Illumina 450 K Beadchip...
June 27, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652625/dendritic-mitoflash-as-a-putative-signal-for-stabilizing-long-term-synaptic-plasticity
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Zhong-Xiao Fu, Xiao Tan, Huaqiang Fang, Pak-Ming Lau, Xianhua Wang, Heping Cheng, Guo-Qiang Bi
Mitochondrial flashes (mitoflashes) are recently discovered excitable mitochondrial events in many cell types. Here we investigate their occurrence in the context of structural long-term potentiation (sLTP) at hippocampal synapses. At dendritic spines stimulated by electric pulses, glycine, or targeted glutamate uncaging, induction of sLTP is associated with a phasic occurrence of local, quantized mitochondrial activity in the form of one or a few mitoflashes, over a 30-min window. Low-dose nigericin or photoactivation that elicits mitoflashes stabilizes otherwise short-term spine enlargement into sLTP...
June 26, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652577/human-in-vitro-induced-regulatory-t-cells-display-dlgh1dependent-and-pkc-%C3%AE-restrained-suppressive-activity
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Alexandra Zanin-Zhorov, Sudha Kumari, Keli L Hippen, Sarah C Merkel, Margaret L MacMillan, Bruce R Blazar, Michael L Dustin
In vitro induced human regulatory T cells (iTregs) have demonstrated in vivo therapeutic utility, but pathways regulating their function have not been elucidated. Here, we report that human iTregs generated in vitro from naïve cord blood cells preferentially recruit Disc large homolog 1 (Dlgh1) and exclude protein kinase C (PKC)-θ from immunological synapses formed on supported lipid bilayers with laterally mobile ICAM-1 and anti-CD3 mAb. Also, iTregs display elevated Dlgh1 overall and Dlgh1-dependent p38 phosphorylation, higher levels of phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN), and diminished Akt phosphorylation...
June 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649607/synaptic-proteins-in-csf-relate-to-parkinson-s-disease-stage-markers
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Erika Bereczki, Anna Bogstedt, Kina Höglund, Panagiota Tsitsi, Lovisa Brodin, Clive Ballard, Per Svenningsson, Dag Aarsland
Recent findings of morphological and functional changes in Parkinson's disease brains have shown altered synapse formation, but their role in cognitive decline is still an area under exploration. Here we measured the concentration of three key synaptic proteins, Rab3A, SNAP25 and neurogranin by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, in cerebrospinal fluid from a total of 139 participants (87 controls and 52 Parkinson's disease patients out of which 30 were drug-naïve) and explored their associations with motor and cognitive symptoms...
2017: NPJ Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649195/modulating-stdp-balance-impacts-the-dendritic-mosaic
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Nicolangelo Iannella, Thomas Launey
The ability for cortical neurons to adapt their input/output characteristics and information processing capabilities ultimately relies on the interplay between synaptic plasticity, synapse location, and the nonlinear properties of the dendrite. Collectively, they shape both the strengths and spatial arrangements of convergent afferent inputs to neuronal dendrites. Recent experimental and theoretical studies support a clustered plasticity model, a view that synaptic plasticity promotes the formation of clusters or hotspots of synapses sharing similar properties...
2017: Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648820/selective-erasure-of-distinct-forms-of-long-term-synaptic-plasticity-underlying-different-forms-of-memory-in-the-same-postsynaptic-neuron
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Jiangyuan Hu, Larissa Ferguson, Kerry Adler, Carole A Farah, Margaret H Hastings, Wayne S Sossin, Samuel Schacher
Generalization of fear responses to non-threatening stimuli is a feature of anxiety disorders. It has been challenging to target maladaptive generalized memories without affecting adaptive memories. Synapse-specific long-term plasticity underlying memory involves the targeting of plasticity-related proteins (PRPs) to activated synapses. If distinct tags and PRPs are used for different forms of plasticity, one could selectively remove distinct forms of memory. Using a stimulation paradigm in which associative long-term facilitation (LTF) occurs at one input and non-associative LTF at another input to the same postsynaptic neuron in an Aplysia sensorimotor preparation, we found that each form of LTF is reversed by inhibiting distinct isoforms of protein kinase M (PKM), putative PRPs, in the postsynaptic neuron...
June 12, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648365/direct-reprogramming-of-fibroblasts-via-a-chemically-induced-xen-like-state
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Xiang Li, Defang Liu, Yantao Ma, Xiaomin Du, Junzhan Jing, Lipeng Wang, Bingqing Xie, Da Sun, Shaoqiang Sun, Xueqin Jin, Xu Zhang, Ting Zhao, Jingyang Guan, Zexuan Yi, Weifeng Lai, Ping Zheng, Zhuo Huang, Yanzhong Chang, Zhen Chai, Jun Xu, Hongkui Deng
Direct lineage reprogramming, including with small molecules, has emerged as a promising approach for generating desired cell types. We recently found that during chemical induction of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from mouse fibroblasts, cells pass through an extra-embryonic endoderm (XEN)-like state. Here, we show that these chemically induced XEN-like cells can also be induced to directly reprogram into functional neurons, bypassing the pluripotent state. The induced neurons possess neuron-specific expression profiles, form functional synapses in culture, and further mature after transplantation into the adult mouse brain...
June 20, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647138/think-like-a-sponge-the-genetic-signal-of-sensory-cells-in-sponges
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REVIEW
Jasmine L Mah, Sally P Leys
A complex genetic repertoire underlies the apparently simple body plan of sponges. Among the genes present in poriferans are those fundamental to the sensory and nervous systems of other animals. Sponges are dynamic and sensitive animals and it is intuitive to link these genes to behaviour. The proposal that ctenophores are the earliest diverging metazoan has led to the question of whether sponges possess a 'pre-nervous' system or have undergone nervous system loss. Both lines of thought generally assume that the last common ancestor of sponges and eumetazoans possessed the genetic modules that underlie sensory abilities...
June 21, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646556/injury-induced-maladaption-and-dysregulation-of-calcium-channel-alpha-2-delta-subunit-proteins-and-its-contribution-to-neuropathic-pain-development
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REVIEW
Nian Gong, John Park, Z David Luo
Voltage gated calcium channels (VGCCs) play important roles in physiological functions including modulations of neurotransmitter release, neuronal network activities, intracellular signaling pathways, and gene expression. Some pathological conditions, including nerve injuries, can cause dysregulation of VGCCs and their subunits. This in turn can lead to functional maladaption of VGCCs and their subunits, which can contribute to development of disorders such as pain sensations. This review summarized recent findings related to maladaptive changes of dysregulated VGCC alpha-2-delta-1 subunit (Cav α2 δ1 ) with a focus on exploration of mechanisms underlying contribution of Cav α2 δ1 to pain signal transduction...
June 23, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646361/erratum-to-chimeric-antigen-receptor-car-modified-natural-killer-cell-based-immunotherapy-and-immunological-synapse-formation-in-cancer-and-hiv
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Dongfang Liu, Shuo Tian, Kai Zhang, Wei Xiong, Ndongala Michel Lubaki, Zhiying Chen, Weidong Han
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 23, 2017: Protein & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645846/heparan-sulfate-proteoglycans-in-drosophila-neuromuscular-development
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REVIEW
Keisuke Kamimura, Nobuaki Maeda
Heparan sulfate proteoglycans (HSPGs) are glycoconjugates bearing heparan sulfate (HS) chains covalently attached to core proteins, which are ubiquitously distributed on the cell surface and in the extracellular matrix. HSPGs interact with a number of molecules mainly through HS chains, which play critical roles in diverse physiological and disease processes. Among these, recent vertebrate studies showed that HSPGs are closely involved in synapse development and function. However, the detailed molecular mechanisms remain elusive...
June 20, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645554/monocrotophos-an-organophosphorus-insecticide-disrupts-the-expression-of-hpnetrin-and-its-receptor-neogenin-during-early-development-in-the-sea-urchin-hemicentrotus-pulcherrimus
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Xiaona Zhang, Lei Xu, Hua Tian, Cuicui Wang, Wei Wang, Shaoguo Ru
Netrins, chemotropic guidance cues, can guide the extension of serotonergic axons by binding to netrin receptors during neural development. However, little is known about whether disruption of netrin signaling is involved in the mechanisms by which organophosphorus pesticides affect serotonergic nervous system (SNS) development. In this study, we evaluated the effects of the pesticide monocrotophos (MCP) on the expression patterns of HpNetrin and its receptor neogenin as well as on the intracellular calcium ion (Ca(2+)) levels in Hemicentrotus pulcherrimus (sea urchin) by exposing fertilized embryos to 0, 0...
June 20, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645297/interleukin-1-receptor-type-1-is-overexpressed-in-neurons-but-not-in-glial-cells-within-the-rat-superficial-spinal-dorsal-horn-in-complete-freund-adjuvant-induced-inflammatory-pain
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Krisztina Holló, László Ducza, Zoltán Hegyi, Klaudia Dócs, Krisztina Hegedűs, Erzsébet Bakk, Ildikó Papp, Gréta Kis, Zoltán Mészár, Zsuzsanna Bardóczi, Miklós Antal
BACKGROUND: All known biological functions of the pro-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-1β (IL-1β) are mediated by type 1 interleukin receptor (IL-1R1). IL-1β-IL-1R1 signaling modulates various neuronal functions including spinal pain processing. Although the role of IL-1β in pain processing is generally accepted, there is a discussion in the literature whether IL-1β exerts its effect on spinal pain processing by activating neuronal or glial IL-1R1. To contribute to this debate, here we investigated the expression and cellular distribution of IL-1R1 in the superficial spinal dorsal horn in control animals and also in inflammatory pain...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644437/more-alive-than-dead-non-apoptotic-roles-for-caspases-in-neuronal-development-plasticity-and-disease
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REVIEW
Amrita Mukherjee, Darren W Williams
Nervous systems are arguably the most fascinating and complex structures in the known universe. How they are built, changed by experience and then degenerate are some of the biggest questions in biology. Regressive phenomena, such as neuron pruning and programmed cell death, have a key role in the building and maintenance of the nervous systems. Both of these cellular mechanisms deploy the caspase family of protease enzymes. In this review, we highlight the non-apoptotic function of caspases during nervous system development, plasticity and disease, particularly focussing on their role in structural remodelling...
June 23, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644140/a-pathways-based-prediction-model-for-classifying-breast-cancer-subtypes
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Tong Wu, Yunfeng Wang, Ronghui Jiang, Xinliang Lu, Jiawei Tian
Breast cancer is highly heterogeneous and is classified into four subtypes characterized by specific biological traits, treatment responses, and clinical prognoses. We performed a systemic analysis of 698 breast cancer patient samples from The Cancer Genome Atlas project database. We identified 136 breast cancer genes differentially expressed among the four subtypes. Based on unsupervised clustering analysis, these 136 core genes efficiently categorized breast cancer patients into the appropriate subtypes. Functional enrichment based on Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes analysis identified six functional pathways regulated by these genes: JAK-STAT signaling, basal cell carcinoma, inflammatory mediator regulation of TRP channels, non-small cell lung cancer, glutamatergic synapse, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis...
June 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643854/olfactory-dysfunction-in-the-app-ps1-transgenic-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease-morphological-evaluations-from-the-nose-to-the-brain
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Zhi-Gang Yao, Fang Hua, Hao-Zhuang Zhang, Yan-Yan Li, Ye-Jun Qin
Olfactory dysfunction is among the signs of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and cognitive impairment. It has been demonstrated Aβ was associated with olfactory impairment observed in both transgenic mice and in AD patients. In this study, we evaluated amyloid deposition in the olfactory circuit of APP/PS1 transgenic mouse model of AD, which showed olfactory dysfunction in olfactory behavior tests. We found amyloid depositions were widely distributed in the whole olfactory circuit. Moreover, we think these amyloid depositions contribute to neuronal atrophy, dendritic abnormalities, synapse loss and axonal degeneration...
June 23, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643696/artificial-synaptic-characteristics-with-strong-analog-memristive-switching-in-a-pt-ceo2-pt-structure
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Hyung Jun Kim, Hong Zheng, Jong-Sung Park, Dong Hun Kim, Chi Jung Kang, Jun Tae Jang, Dae Hwan Kim, Tae-Sik Yoon
Artificial synaptic potentiation and depression characteristics were demonstrated with Pt/CeO2/Pt devices exhibiting polarity-dependent analog memristive switching. The strong and sequential resistance change with its maximum to minimum ratio >10(5), imperatively essential for stable operation, as repeating voltage application, emulated the potentiation and depression motion of a synapse with variable synaptic weight. The synaptic weight change could be controlled by the amplitude, width, and number of repeated voltage pulses...
July 14, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643105/differential-role-of-gabaa-receptors-and-neuroligin-2-for-perisomatic-gabaergic-synapse-formation-in-the-hippocampus
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Patrizia Panzanelli, Simon Früh, Jean-Marc Fritschy
Perisomatic GABAergic synapses onto hippocampal pyramidal cells arise from two populations of basket cells with different neurochemical and functional properties. The presence of the dystrophin-glycoprotein complex in their postsynaptic density (PSD) distinguishes perisomatic synapses from GABAergic synapses on dendrites and the axon-initial segment. Targeted deletion of neuroligin 2 (NL2), a transmembrane protein interacting with presynaptic neurexin, has been reported to disrupt postsynaptic clustering of GABAA receptors (GABAAR) and their anchoring protein, gephyrin, at perisomatic synapses...
June 22, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642685/rab-interacting-molecules-2-and-3-directly-interact-with-the-pore-forming-cav1-3-ca-2-channel-subunit-and-promote-its-membrane-expression
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Maria M Picher, Ana-Maria Oprişoreanu, SangYong Jung, Katrin Michel, Susanne Schoch, Tobias Moser
Rab interacting molecules (RIMs) are multi-domain proteins that positively regulate the number of Ca(2+) channels at the presynaptic active zone (AZ). Several molecular mechanisms have been demonstrated for RIM-binding to components of the presynaptic Ca(2+) channel complex, the key signaling element at the AZ. Here, we report an interaction of the C2B domain of RIM2α and RIM3γ with the C-terminus of the pore-forming α-subunit of CaV1.3 channels (CaV1.3α1), which mediate stimulus-secretion coupling at the ribbon synapses of cochlear inner hair cells (IHCs)...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
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