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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937646/effects-of-liposomes-contained-in-thermosensitive-hydrogels-as-biomaterials-useful-in-neural-tissue-engineering
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Yusser Olguín, Cristian Campos, Javiera Catalán, Luís Velásquez, Fernando Osorio, Iván Montenegro, Alejandro Madrid, Cristian Acevedo
Advances in the generation of suitable thermosensitive hydrogels for the delivery of cells in neural tissue engineering demonstrate a delicate relationship between physical properties and capabilities to promote cell proliferation and differentiation. To improve the properties of these materials, it is possible to add liposomes for the controlled release of bioactive elements, which in turn can affect the physical and biological properties of the hydrogels. In the present investigation, different hydrogels based on Pluronic F127 have been formulated with the incorporation of chitosan and two types of liposomes of two different sizes...
September 22, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937158/bioactivity-guided-isolation-of-neuritogenic-triterpenoids-from-the-leaves-of-ilex-latifolia-thunb
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Xueli Cao, Yu Liu, Jing Li, Lan Xiang, Hiroyuki Osada, Jianhua Qi
Ilex latifolia Thunb is a traditional Chinese tea and herbal medicine. In this study, one new triterpene saponin (1) and six known triterpenoids (2-7) were isolated from the methanol extract of I. latifolia using a PC12 cell bioassay system. The structures and stereochemistry of these compounds were elucidated using spectroscopic methods and chemical derivatization. This new triterpene saponin (1) was characterized as an ursolic type acid with a 19α-hydroxyl and a trisaccharide moiety at C-3. Compound 1 significantly promoted the neurite outgrowth in PC12 cells by 52% at 10 μM, whereas compounds 2-7 showed less neuritogenic activity...
September 22, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936844/-chemical-constituents-from-ripe-fruit-of-cornus-officinalis
#3
Xian-Sheng Ye, Jun He, Jia-Lin Zhang, Xiao-Bin Pang, Lei Zhang, Hao-Yi Qiao, Xue-Ge Pan, Jia Zhang, Shu-Na Liu, Wei-Ku Zhang, Jie-Kun Xu
To investigate the chemical compounds from the fruit of Cornus officinalis, six compounds were isolated and determined by extensive spectroscopic analysis as 6'-O-acetyl-7α-O-ethyl morroniside (1), (-)-isolariciresinol 3α-O-β-D-glucopyranoside(2), apigenin (3), cirsiumaldehyde(4), p-coumaric acid (5), caffeic acid (6). Compound 1 was a new iridoid glucoside,and compounds 2-4 were obtained from the Cornus genus for the first time. Compounds 2-6 were evaluated for the viability of PC12 cells when exposed in conditions of oxygen and glucose deprivation...
December 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929741/visible-light-neural-stimulation-on-graphitic-carbon-nitride-graphene-photocatalytic-fibers
#4
Zhongyang Zhang, Ruodan Xu, Zegao Wang, Mingdong Dong, Bianxiao Cui, Menglin Chen
Light stimulation allows remote and spatiotemporally accurate operation that has been applied as effective, non-invasive means of therapeutic interventions. Here, visible light neural stimulation of graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4), an emerging photocatalyst with visible-light optoelectronic conversion, was for the first time investigated. Specifically, g-C3N4 was combined with graphene oxide (GO) in a 3D manner on the surfaces of electrospun polycaprolactone/gelatin (PG) fibers and functioned as a biocompatible interface for visible-light stimulating neuronal differentiation...
September 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929363/all-in-one-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-stimulation-system-using-piezoelectric-micromachined-ultrasonic-transducer-pmut-arrays-for-targeted-cell-stimulation
#5
Wonjun Lee, Seungjun Yoo, Joontaek Jung, Woojin Kang, Wei Wang, Cheil Moon, Hongsoo Choi
A novel cell-stimulation system was fabricated using 10 × 29 piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducer (pMUT) arrays for targeted ultrasonic cell stimulation. Both the diameter of a single pMUT element and the edge-to-edge gap were 120 μm, and the size of a pMUT array was 2.27 × 6.84 mm, to be placed at the bottom of a Transwell. The measured resonance frequency of a single pMUT element was 1.48 ± 0.13 MHz and the measured acoustic intensity of the pMUT array was 0.15 ± 0.03 MPa at 1 mm away from the transducer...
September 19, 2017: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919329/phospholipase-c%C3%AE-interacts-with-cytosolic-partners-to-regulate-cell-proliferation
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REVIEW
Suzanne Scarlata, Ashima Singla, Osama Garwain
Phospholipase Cβ (PLCβ) is the main effector of the Gαq signaling pathway relaying different extracellular sensory information to generate intracellular calcium signals. Besides this classic function, we have found that PLCβ plays an important but unknown role in regulating PC12 cell differentiation by interacting with components in the RNA-induced silencing machinery. In trying to understand the role of PLCβ in PC12 cell differentiation, we find that over-expressing PLCβ reduces PC12 cell proliferation while down-regulating PLCβ increases the rate of cell proliferation...
September 9, 2017: Advances in Biological Regulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911974/molecular-genetics-of-the-transcription-factor-glis3-identifies-its-dual-function-in-beta-cells-and-neurons
#7
Sophie Calderari, Massimiliano Ria, Christelle Gérard, Tatiane C Nogueira, Olatz Villate, Stephan C Collins, Helen Neil, Nicolas Gervasi, Christophe Hue, Nicolas Suarez-Zamorano, Cécilia Prado, Miriam Cnop, Marie-Thérèse Bihoreau, Pamela J Kaisaki, Jean-Baptiste Cazier, Cécile Julier, Mark Lathrop, Michel Werner, Decio L Eizirik, Dominique Gauguier
The GLIS family zinc finger 3 isoform (GLIS3) is a risk gene for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, glaucoma and Alzheimer's disease endophenotype. We identified GLIS3 binding sites in insulin secreting cells (INS1) (FDR q<0.05; enrichment range 1.40-9.11 fold) sharing the motif wrGTTCCCArTAGs, which were enriched in genes involved in neuronal function and autophagy and in risk genes for metabolic and neuro-behavioural diseases. We confirmed experimentally Glis3-mediated regulation of the expression of genes involved in autophagy and neuron function in INS1 and neuronal PC12 cells...
September 11, 2017: Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904863/chimeric-zhhh-neuroglobin-acts-as-a-cell-membrane-penetrating-inducer-of-neurite-outgrowth
#8
Nozomu Takahashi, Wataru Onozuka, Seiji Watanabe, Keisuke Wakasugi
Neuroglobin (Ngb) is a heme protein expressed in the vertebrate brain. We previously engineered a chimeric Ngb protein, in which module M1 of human Ngb is replaced by that of zebrafish Ngb, and showed that the chimeric ZHHH Ngb has a cell membrane-penetrating activity similar to that of zebrafish Ngb and also rescues cells from death caused by hypoxia/reoxygenation as does human Ngb. Recently, it was reported that overexpression of mammalian Ngb in neuronal cells induces neurite outgrowth. In this study, we performed neurite outgrowth assays of chimeric Ngb using rat pheochromocytoma PC12 cells...
September 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898517/characterization-of-the-functional-activity-of-botulinum-neurotoxin-subtype-b6
#9
Tomoko Kohda, Keiji Nakamura, Koji Hosomi, Yasushi Torii, Shunji Kozaki, Masafumi Mukamoto
Clostridium botulinum produces the highly potent neurotoxin, botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT), which is classified into seven serotypes, A-G, and the subtype classification is confirmed by the diversity of the amino acid sequence among the serotypes. The BoNT from the Osaka05 strain is associated with type B infant botulism and has been divided into BoNT/B subtype B6 (BoNT/B6) by phylogenetic analysis and the antigenicity of its C-terminal heavy chain (HC) domain. However, the molecular basis for its properties, including the potency, is poorly understood...
September 12, 2017: Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895799/protective-effects-of-bellidifolin-in-hypoxia-induced-in-pheochromocytoma-cells-pc12-and-underlying-mechanisms
#10
Zhi-Ying Zhao, Yang-Yang Gao, Li Gao, Ming Zhang, He Wang, Chun-Hong Zhang
Bellidifolin, a xanthone compound derived from plants of Gentiana species, is known to exert a variety of pharmacological activities including anti-oxidation, anti-inflammatory and antitumor actions as well as a protective effect on cerebral ischemic nerve injury. The aim of this study was to examine the protective effects of bellidifolin on nerve injury produced by hypoxia and possible underlying mechanisms using pheochromocytoma cells (PC12). Data showed that the viability of PC12 cells subjected to hypoxia resulted in a significant decrease; however; pretreatment with certain concentrations of bellidifolin (20 or 40 μmol/L) prior to hypoxia significantly increased the survival rate...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893578/protective-effect-of-cinnamaldehyde-against-glutamate-induced-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-in-pc12-cells
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Chao Lv, Xing Yuan, Hua-Wu Zeng, Run-Hui Liu, Wei-Dong Zhang
Cinnamaldehyde is a main ingredient of cinnamon oils from the stem bark of Cinnamomum cassia, which has been widely used in food and traditional herbal medicine in Asia. In the present study, the neuroprotective effects and the potential mechanisms of cinnamaldehyde against glutamate-induced oxidative stress in PC12 cells were investigated. Exposure to 4mM glutamate altered the GSH, MDA levels and SOD activity, caused the generation of reactive oxygen species, resulted in the induction of oxidative stress in PC12 cell, ultimately induced cell death...
September 9, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886515/development-and-characterization-of-cores-shell-poly-lactide-co-glycolide-chitosan-microparticles-for-sustained-release-of-gdnf
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Wen Zeng, Zhongyang Liu, Yuqian Li, Shu Zhu, Jie Ma, Weixin Li, Guodong Gao
The microencapsulation of bioactive neurotrophic factors in biodegradable poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) microspheres has been a promising tool in the treatment of various nervous system disorders. However, challenges still exist; the PLGA burst drug release and acidic degradation products often limit clinical application. In this study, cores-shell PLGA-chitosan microparticles (MPs) were fabricated with a single shell of chitosan and multi-cores of PLGA using a re-emulsification method. The glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) was encapsulated at the PLGA cores of the cores-shell MPs...
August 30, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886456/broccoli-shaped-biosensor-hierarchy-for-electrochemical-screening-of-noradrenaline-in-living-cells
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Mohammed Y Emran, Moataz Mekawy, Naeem Akhtar, Mohamed A Shenashen, Islam M El-Sewify, Ahmed Faheem, Sherif A El-Safty
Monitoring and determination of ultra-trace concentrations of monoamine neurotransmitter such as noradrenaline (NA) in living cells with simple, sensitive and selective assays are significantly interesting. We design NA-electrode sensing system based on C-, N-doped NiO broccoli-like hierarchy (CNNB). The spherical broccoli-head umbrella architectures associated with nano-tubular arrangements enabled to tailor NA biosensor design. The homogenous doping and anisotropic dispersion of CN nanospheres along the entire NB head nanotubes lead to creating of abundant electroactive sites in the interior tubular vessels and outer surfaces for ultrasensitive detection of NA in living cells such as PC12...
August 31, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883836/the-effect-of-pyrroloquinoline-quinone-on-the-expression-of-wisp1-in-traumatic-brain-injury
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Yongqi Ye, Pengju Zhang, Yuhang Qian, Baoxin Yin, Meijuan Yan
WISP1, as a member of the CCN4 protein family, has cell protective effects of promoting cell proliferation and inhibiting cell apoptosis. Although some studies have confirmed that WISP1 is concerned with colon cancer and lung cancer, there is little report about the influence of WISP1 in traumatic brain injury. Here, we found that the expression of WISP1 mRNA and protein decreased at 3 d and then increased at 5 d after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Meanwhile, immunofluorescence demonstrated that there was little colocation of WISP1 with GFAP, Iba1, and WISP1 colocalized with NeuN partly...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882303/digital-quantification-of-neurite-outgrowth-and-retraction-by-phase-contrast-microscopy-a-tau-perspective
#15
Brett Cook, Duncan Proctor, Rachel Bromberg, Nichole E LaPointe, Stuart C Feinstein, Leslie Wilson
The proper organization and function of the mammalian nervous system relies on neuronal processes or "neurites," extended morphological projections that include axons and dendrites. Tau is a structural microtubule-associated protein that is widely expressed in the nervous system that mediates the establishment of cell polarity, neurite outgrowth, and axonal transport. A useful model for studying the establishment and maintenance of these neuronal structures are rat neuronal PC12 cells, which can be induced to express tau and project neurites by treating the cells with nerve growth factor...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878626/map-kinase-phosphatase-3-mkp3-preserves-norepinephrine-transporter-activity-by-modulating-erk1-2-kinase-mediated-gene-expression
#16
Ole V Mortensen, Mads B Larsen, Susan G Amara
The norepinephrine transporter (NET) mediates the clearance of norepinephrine (NE) from the extracellular space and is a target of therapeutic antidepressants and psychostimulants. Previously we identified a MAP kinase phosphatase 3 (MKP3), as an important modulator of protein kinase C (PKC) mediated internalization of the related dopamine transporter (DAT). Here we show that MKP3 decreases PKC-mediated down regulation of NET expressed in PC12 cells. We demonstrate that this process involves a PKC-stimulated decrease of NET surface expression that is dependent on dynamin...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875561/enhanced-peripheral-nerve-regeneration-through-asymmetrically-porous-nerve-guide-conduit-with-nerve-growth-factor-gradient
#17
Se Heang Oh, Jun Goo Kang, Tae Ho Kim, Uk Namgung, Kyu Sang Song, Byeong Hwa Jeon, Jin Ho Lee
In this study, we fabricated a nerve guide conduit (NGC) with nerve growth factor (NGF) gradient along the longitudinal direction by rolling a porous polycaprolactone (PCL) membrane with NGF concentration gradient. The NGF immobilized on the membrane was continuously released for up to 35 days, and the released amount of the NGF from the membrane gradually increased from the proximal to distal NGF ends, which may allow a neurotrophic factor gradient in the tubular NGC for a sufficient period. From the in vitro cell culture experiment, it was observed that the PC12 cells sense the NGF concentration gradient on the membrane for the cell proliferation and differentiation...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874724/alcohol-amplifies-ketamine-induced-apoptosis-in-primary-cultured-cortical-neurons-and-pc12-cells-through-down-regulating-creb-related-signaling-pathways
#18
Daiying Zuo, Feng Sun, Jiahui Cui, Yumiao Liu, Zi Liu, Xuejiao Zhou, Zengqiang Li, Yingliang Wu
Recreational use of ketamine (KET) has been increasing worldwide. Previous studies have demonstrated that KET induced neurotoxicity; however, few studies have examined how alcohol (ALC) affects KET-induced neurotoxicity. In light of the fact that some KET abusers combine KET with ALC, the present study was aimed to investigate the effects of ALC on KET-induced neurotoxicity and the underlying mechanism in vitro. Our data revealed that co-treatment with ALC and KET was more detrimental to cell viability than KET single treatment in both PC12 cells and primary cultured rat cortical neurons...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873095/longistyline-c-acts-antidepressant-in-vivo-and-neuroprotection-in-vitro-against-glutamate-induced-cytotoxicity-by-regulating-nmdar-nr2b-erk-pathway-in-pc12-cells
#19
Yamin Liu, Ning Zhao, Chenchen Li, Qi Chang, Xinmin Liu, Yonghong Liao, Ruile Pan
Depressive disorder is a common psychiatric disease which ranks among the leading cause of disability worldwide. The antidepressants presently used had low cure rate and caused a variety of side-effects. The screening of antidepressant drugs is usually used classic behavioural tests and neuroprotective strategy. Longistyline C, a natural stilbene isolated from the leaves of Cajanuscajan (L.) Millsp, was firstly investigated the antidepressant effect using animal behavioural tests, and studied the neuroprotection and its possible signaling pathways on glutamate-induced injury in PC12 cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872777/orexin-a-increases-sympathetic-nerve-activity-through-promoting-expression-of-proinflammatory-cytokines-in-sprague-dawley-rats
#20
Yuanyuan Fan, Enshe Jiang, Taija Hahka, Qinghui Chen, Jianqun Yan, Zhiying Shan
AIM: Accumulating evidence suggests that orexin signaling is involved in the regulation of blood pressure and cardiovascular function. However, the underlying mechanisms are not clear. Here we test the hypothesis that upregulated orexin A signaling in the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) increases sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) through stimulating expression of proinflammatory cytokines (PICs). METHODS: In vivo sympathetic nerve recordings were performed to test the impact of PVN orexin signaling on sympathetic outflow in Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats...
September 5, 2017: Acta Physiologica
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