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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546426/guanine-nucleotide-exchange-factor-epac2-dependent-activation-of-the-gtp-binding-protein-rap2a-mediates-camp-dependent-growth-arrest-in-neuroendocrine-cells
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Andrew C Emery, Wenqin Xu, Maribeth V Eiden, Lee E Eiden
First messenger-dependent activation of MAPKs in neuronal and endocrine cells is critical for cell differentiation and function and requires guanine nucleotide exchange factor (GEF)- mediated activation of downstream Ras-family small GTPases, which ultimately lead to ERK, JNK, and p38 phosphorylation. Because there are numerous GEFs and also a host of Ras-family small GTPases, it is important to know which specific GEF-small GTPase dyad functions in a given cellular process. Here, we investigated the upstream activators and downstream effectors of signaling via the GEF Epac2 in the neuroendocrine NS-1 cell line...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543594/the-neuroprotective-role-of-mir-124-3p-in-a-6-hydroxydopamine-induced-cell-model-of-parkinson-s-disease-via-the-regulation-of-anax5
#2
Rui-Fang Dong, Bing Zhang, Li-Wen Tai, Hong-Mei Liu, Fang-Kun Shi, Ning-Ning Liu
Parkinson's disease (PD), the second most common neurodegenerative disorder, is characterized by a progressive loss of dopaminergic neurons in the midbrain. Several pathogenetic factors have been involved in the onset and progression of PD, including inflammation, oxidative stress, unfolded protein accumulation, and apoptosis. Ample evidence indicates that miRNAs could regulate post-transcriptional gene expression and neuronal disease. In this study, we evaluated the effects and mechanism of miR-124-3p on 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-induced neurotoxicity in PC12 cells and SH-SY5Y cells...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539058/the-role-of-chalcones-helichrysetin-xanthohumol-and-flavokawin-c-in-promoting-neurite-outgrowth-in-pc12-adh-cells
#3
Chia-Wei Phan, Vikineswary Sabaratnam, Wai-Kuan Yong, Sri Nurestri Abd Malek
Chalcones are a group of compounds widely distributed in plant kingdom. The aim of this study was to assess the neurite outgrowth stimulatory activity of selected chalcones, namely helichrysetin, xanthohumol and flavokawin-C. Using adherent rat pheochromocytoma (PC12 Adh) cells, the chalcones were subjected to neurite outgrowth assay and the extracellular nerve growth factor (NGF) levels were determined. Xanthohumol (10 μg/mL) displayed the highest (p < 0.05) percentage of neurite-bearing PC12 Adh cells and the highest (p < 0...
May 25, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538193/ethyl-pyruvate-protects-pc12-cells-from-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-a-potential-role-in-ischemic-cerebrovascular-disease
#4
Wenbo Li, Jiyu Lou, Liping Wei, Hongying Bai, Yaohui Zhang, Yuqing He
The protective potential of ethyl pyruvate (EP) on neuron has been investigated previously. This study was intended to investigate the effects of EP on the severity of oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD)-induced injury in neural-like PC12 cells. PC12 cells were exposed to OGD condition with or without EP treatment. Then, cell viability, apoptosis, and the expressions of neurotrophic factors were detected. Further, Sprague-Dawley rats were intravenously administered with 5mg/kg EP for 14 days post-middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)...
May 21, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533164/a-novel-iron-ii-preferring-dopamine-agonist-chelator-d-607-significantly-suppresses-%C3%AE-syn-and-mptp-induced-toxicities-in-vivo
#5
Banibrata Das, Subramanian Rajagopalan, Gnanada S Joshi, Liping Xu, Dan Luo, Julie K Andersen, Sokol V Todi, Aloke K Dutta
Here, we report the characterization of a novel hybrid D2/D3 agonist and iron (II) specific chelator, D-607, as a multi-target-directed ligand against Parkinson's disease (PD). In our previously published report, we showed that D-607 is a potent agonist of dopamine (DA) D2/D3 receptors, exhibits efficacy in a reserpinized PD animal model and preferentially chelates to iron (II). As further evidence of its potential as a neuroprotective agent in PD, the present study reveals D-607 to be protective in neuronal PC12 cells against 6-OHDA toxicity...
May 19, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527697/antibiotics-induce-mitonuclear-protein-imbalance-but-fail-to-inhibit-respiration-and-nutrient-activation-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
#6
Jaime Santo-Domingo, Isabelle Chareyron, Charlotte Broenimann, Steve Lassueur, Andreas Wiederkehr
Chloramphenicol and several other antibiotics targeting bacterial ribosomes inhibit mitochondrial protein translation. Inhibition of mitochondrial protein synthesis leads to mitonuclear protein imbalance and reduced respiratory rates as confirmed here in HeLa and PC12 cells. Unexpectedly, respiration in INS-1E insulinoma cells and primary human islets was unaltered in the presence of chloramphenicol. Resting respiratory rates and glucose stimulated acceleration of respiration were also not lowered when a range of antibiotics including, thiamphenicol, streptomycin, gentamycin and doxycycline known to interfere with bacterial protein synthesis were tested...
May 17, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521988/enhanced-solubility-and-antioxidant-activity-of-chlorogenic-acid-chitosan-conjugates-due-to-the-conjugation-of-chitosan-with-chlorogenic-acid
#7
Liyun Rui, Minhao Xie, Bing Hu, Li Zhou, Muhammad Saeeduddin, Xiaoxiong Zeng
Chlorogenic acid-chitosan conjugate was synthesized by introducing of chlorogenic acid onto chitosan with the aid of 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl) carbodiimide and hydroxybenzotriazole. The data of UV-vis, FT-IR and NMR for chlorogenic acid-chitosan conjugates demonstrated the successful conjugation of chlorogenic acid with chitosan. Compared to chitosan, chlorogenic acid-chitosan conjugates exhibited increased solubility in distilled water, 1% acetic acid solution (v/v) or 50% ethanol solution (v/v) containing 0...
August 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514167/quantum-dot-peptide-fullerene-bioconjugates-for-visualization-of-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-cellular-membrane-potential
#8
Okhil Kumar Nag, Michael H Stewart, Jeffrey R Deschamps, Kimihiro Susumu, Eunkeu Oh, Vassiliy Tsytsarev, Qinggong Tang, Alexander L Efros, Roman Vaxenburg, Bryan J Black, Yungchia Chen, Thomas J O'Shaughnessy, Stella H North, Lauren D Field, Philip E Dawson, Joseph J Pancrazio, Igor L Medintz, Yu Chen, Reha S Erzurumlu, Alan L Huston, James B Delehanty
We report the development of a quantum dot (QD)-peptide-fullerene (C60) electron transfer (ET)-based nanobioconjugate for the visualization of membrane potential in living cells. The bioconjugate is comprised of (1) a central QD electron donor, (2) a membrane-inserting peptidyl linker, and (3) a C60 electron acceptor. The photoexcited QD donor engages in ET with the C60 acceptor resulting in quenching of QD photoluminescence (PL) that tracks positively with the number of C60 moieties arrayed around the QD. The nature of the QD-capping ligand also modulates the quenching efficiency; a neutral ligand coating facilitates greater QD quenching than a negatively charged carboxylated ligand...
May 17, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508668/total-synthesis-and-neuroprotective-effect-of-o-methylmurrayamine-a-and-7-methoxymurrayacine
#9
Ying-Da Zang, Chuang-Jun Li, Xiu-Yun Song, Jie Ma, Jing-Zhi Yang, Nai-Hong Chen, Dong-Ming Zhang
O-Methylmurrayamine A (7) and 7-methoxymurrayacine (8) are natural products isolated from Murraya koenigii and Murraya siamensis, respectively. In this paper, we report the synthesis of 7 and 8 which are featured in the key step of cyclization to form carbazole intermediate 5 with mild conditions. The structures were confirmed by (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, and HR-ESI-MS. In addition, compounds 7 and 8 were tested for their neuroprotective effects against H2O2-induced PC12 cell damage. The results showed that compounds 7 and 8 have neuroprotective effect...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500071/activated-microglia-desialylate-and-phagocytose-cells-via-neuraminidase-galectin-3-and-mer-tyrosine-kinase
#10
Koji Nomura, Anna Vilalta, David H Allendorf, Tamara C Hornik, Guy C Brown
Activated microglia can phagocytose dying, stressed, or excess neurons and synapses via the phagocytic receptor Mer tyrosine kinase (MerTK). Galectin-3 (Gal-3) can cross-link surface glycoproteins by binding galactose residues that are normally hidden below terminal sialic acid residues. Gal-3 was recently reported to opsonize cells via activating MerTK. We found that LPS-activated BV-2 microglia rapidly released Gal-3, which was blocked by calcineurin inhibitors. Gal-3 bound to MerTK on microglia and to stressed PC12 (neuron-like) cells, and it increased microglial phagocytosis of PC12 cells or primary neurons, which was blocked by inhibition of MerTK...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499347/the-dynamics-of-early-state-transcriptional-changes-and-aggregate-formation-in-a-huntington-s-disease-cell-model
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Martijn van Hagen, Diewertje G E Piebes, Wim C de Leeuw, Ilona M Vuist, Willeke M C van Roon-Mom, Perry D Moerland, Pernette J Verschure
BACKGROUND: Huntington's disease (HD) is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder caused by a CAG expansion in the Huntingtin (HTT) gene. Proteolytic cleavage of mutant huntingtin (Htt) protein with an expanded polyglutamine (polyQ) stretch results in production of Htt fragments that aggregate and induce impaired ubiquitin proteasome, mitochondrial functioning and transcriptional dysregulation. To understand the time-resolved relationship between aggregate formation and transcriptional changes at early disease stages, we performed temporal transcriptome profiling and quantification of aggregate formation in living cells in an inducible HD cell model...
May 12, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498401/luteolin-induced-apoptosis-through-activation-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-sensors-in-pheochromocytoma-cells
#12
Kisang Kwon, Young-Sook Kwon, Seung-Whan Kim, Kweon Yu, Kyung-Ho Lee, O-Yu Kwon
Luteolin [2-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-5,7-dihydroxy-4-chromenone] is an active flavonoid compound from Lonicera japonica (Caprifoliaceae). Luteolin inhibits tumor cell proliferation, inflammatory and oxidative stress better, when compared with other flavonoids. In the present study, it was demonstrated that luteolin induces typical apoptosis in PC12 cells (derived from a pheochromocytoma of the rat adrenal medulla) accompanied by DNA fragmentation and formation of apoptotic bodies. In addition, luteolin regulates expression of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) chaperone binding immunoglobulin protein, activating ER stress sensors (eukaryotic initiation factor 2α phosphorylation and X‑box binding protein 1 mRNA splicing) and induced autophagy...
May 12, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497346/enhanced-autophagy-contributes-to-protective-effects-of-gm1-ganglioside-against-a%C3%AE-1-42-induced-neurotoxicity-and-cognitive-deficits
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Ruwei Dai, Shijie Zhang, Wenjun Duan, Renrong Wei, Huifang Chen, Weibin Cai, Lei Yang, Qi Wang
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. The aggregation of Aβ peptides, Aβ1-42 in particular, is thought to be a fundamental pathogenic mechanism leading to the neuronal damage in AD. Recently, monosialoganglioside GM1 is reported to possess pivotal neuroprotection in neurodegenerative diseases. Previous studies have focused on the conformational dynamics and the biochemical interaction of the amyloid-peptide with the GM1 ganglioside, as well as the protective effect of GM1 on cognition...
May 12, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495385/derivatives-of-caffeic-acid-a-natural-antioxidant-as-the-basis-for-the-discovery-of-novel-nonpeptidic-neurotrophic-agents
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Fatemeh Moosavi, Razieh Hosseini, Hamid Rajaian, Tiago Silva, Diogo Magalhães E Silva, Luciano Saso, Najmeh Edraki, Ramin Miri, Fernanda Borges, Omidreza Firuzi
Neurodegenerative disorders, such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease, threaten the lives of millions of people and the number of affected patients is constantly growing with the increase of the aging population. Small molecule neurotrophic agents represent promising therapeutics for the pharmacological management of neurodegenerative diseases. In this study, a series of caffeic acid amide analogues with variable alkyl chain lengths, including ACAF3 (C3), ACAF4 (C4), ACAF6 (C6), ACAF8 (C8) and ACAF12 (C12) were synthesized and their neurotrophic activity was examined by different methods in PC12 neuronal cells...
April 27, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489665/the-nogo-receptor-inhibits-proliferation-migration-and-axonal-extension-by-transcriptionally-regulating-wnk1-in-pc12-cells
#15
Tao Yang, Kai Zhao, Haifeng Shu, Xin Chen, Jingmin Cheng, Song Li, Ziyi Zhao, Yongqin Kuang, Sixun Yu
Neuronal regeneration and axonal regrowth mechanisms in the injured mammalian central nervous system are largely unknown. As part of a major pathway for inhibiting axonal regeneration, activated neuronal glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored Nogo receptor (NgR) interacts with LINGO-1 and p75NTR to form a complex at the cell surface. However, it was found in our previous report that upregulation of NgR stimulated by injury plays a key role in neuronal regeneration in the neonatal cortex freeze-lesion model, but its downstream signalling remains elusive...
May 6, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479141/neurodegenerative-effects-of-azithromycin-in-differentiated-pc12-cells
#16
Vicki Waetzig, Jeanette Riffert, Justus Cordt, Kirstin Reinecke, Wiebke Haeusgen, Ruwen Boehm, Ingolf Cascorbi, Thomas Herdegen
Azithromycin is a widely used macrolide antibiotic with sustained and high tissue penetration and intracellular accumulation. While short-term exposure to low-dose azithromycin is usually well tolerated, prolonged treatment can lead to unwanted neurological effects like paresthesia and hearing loss. However, the mechanism causing neurodegeneration is still unknown. Here, we show that even low therapeutically relevant azithromycin concentrations like 1µg/ml decreased cell viability by 15% and induced neurite loss of 47% after 96h in differentiated PC12 cells, which are a well-established model system for neuronal cells...
May 4, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474296/erratum-to-microrna-29c-pten-pathway-is-involved-in-mice-brain-development-and-modulates-neurite-outgrowth-in-pc12-cells
#17
Hongjun Zou, Ya Ding, Weifeng Shi, Xu Xu, Aihua Gong, Zhijian Zhang, Jinbo Liu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 4, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470567/%C3%AE-n-methylamino-l-alanine-toxicity-in-pc12-excitotoxicity-vs-misincorporation
#18
R van Onselen, L Venables, M van de Venter, T G Downing
The implication of β-N-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA) in the development of neurodegenerative diseases worldwide has led to several investigations of the mechanism, or mechanisms, of toxicity of this cyanobacterially produced amino acid. The primary mechanism of toxicity that was identified is excitotoxicity, with a second possible mechanism, the misincorporation of BMAA into the primary protein structure and consequent cell damage, having been more recently reported. However, studies on excitotoxicity and misincorporation have been conducted independently and there are therefore no data available on the relative contribution of each of these mechanisms to the total toxicity of BMAA...
May 3, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468958/an-immediate-late-gene-expression-module-decodes-erk-signal-duration
#19
Florian Uhlitz, Anja Sieber, Emanuel Wyler, Raphaela Fritsche-Guenther, Johannes Meisig, Markus Landthaler, Bertram Klinger, Nils Blüthgen
The RAF-MEK-ERK signalling pathway controls fundamental, often opposing cellular processes such as proliferation and apoptosis. Signal duration has been identified to play a decisive role in these cell fate decisions. However, it remains unclear how the different early and late responding gene expression modules can discriminate short and long signals. We obtained both protein phosphorylation and gene expression time course data from HEK293 cells carrying an inducible construct of the proto-oncogene RAF By mathematical modelling, we identified a new gene expression module of immediate-late genes (ILGs) distinct in gene expression dynamics and function...
May 3, 2017: Molecular Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466808/evidence-supporting-neuroprotective-effect-of-adipose-derived-stem-cells-on-pc12-cells-against-oxidative-stress-induced-by-h2o2
#20
M T Ghorabi, A Aliaghaei, Y Sadeghi, F Shaerzadeh, A A Rad, R Mohamadi, M J Ebrahimi
Adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) are a population of cells derived from adipose tissue. ADSCs exhibit multilineage development potential and are able to secrete various factors, which influence adjacent cells. The present study examined the protective effect of ADSC's conditioned media (ADSC-CM) on PC12 cells exposed to H2O2, an oxidative injury model. After isolation, ADSCs were cultured and their osteogenic and adipogenic differentiation confirmed. Then, PC12 cells were co-treated with ADSC-CM and H2O2...
March 31, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
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