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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229156/protective-effect-of-isoliquiritin-against-corticosterone-induced-neurotoxicity-in-pc12-cells
#1
Yu-Zhi Zhou, Xiao Li, Wen-Xia Gong, Jun-Sheng Tian, Xiao-Xia Gao, Li Gao, Xiang Zhang, Guan-Hua Du, Xue-Mei Qin
Isoliquiritin, a flavonoid glycoside compound from licorice, possesses a broad spectrum of pharmacological activities including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-depression activities. However, the neuroprotective mechanisms of antidepressant effects remain unclear. In this study, the aim was to investigate the cytoprotective efficiency and potential mechanisms of isoliquiritin in corticosterone-damaged PC12 cells. The results of this study showed that pretreatment of PC12 cells with isoliquiritin significantly prevented corticosterone-induced cell apoptosis...
February 23, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224710/extended-low-dose-exposure-to-saxitoxin-inhibits-neurite-outgrowth-in-model-neuronal-cells
#2
Katie O'Neill, Ian F Musgrave, Andrew Humpage
The potent neurotoxin saxitoxin (STX) belongs to a group of structurally related analogues produced by both marine and freshwater phytoplankton. The toxins act by blocking voltage-gated sodium channels stopping the inflow of sodium ions and the generation of action potentials. Exposure from marine sources occurs as a result of consuming shellfish which have concentrated the toxins, and freshwater exposure can occur from drinking water although there have been no acute poisonings from the latter source to date...
November 7, 2016: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219050/synergism-and-mechanism-of-astragaloside-iv-combined-with-ginsenoside-rg1-against-autophagic-injury-of-pc12-cells-induced-by-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-reoxygenation
#3
Xiao-Ping Huang, Huang Ding, Xiao-Qian Yang, Jing-Xian Li, Biao Tang, Xiao-Dan Liu, Ying-Hong Tang, Chang-Qing Deng
The aim of this study was to explore the effect by which the combination of Astragaloside IV (AST IV) and Ginsenoside Rg1 (Rg1) resisted autophagic injury in PC12 cells induced by oxygen glucose deprivation/reoxygenation (OGD/R). We studied the nature of the interaction between AST IV and Rg1 that inhibited autophagy through the Isobologram method, and investigated the synergistic mechanism via the PI3K I/Akt/mTOR and PI3K III/Becline-1/Bcl-2 signaling pathways. Our results showed that, based on the 50% inhibiting concentration (IC50), AST IV combined with Rg1 at a 1:1 ratio resulted in a synergistic effect, whereas the combination of the two had an antagonistic effect on autophagy at ratios of 1:2 and 2:1...
February 17, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217983/extraction-and-separation-of-lactate-dehydrogenase-inhibitors-from-poria-cocos-schw-wolf-based-on-a-hyphenated-technique-and-in-vitro-methods
#4
Sainan Li, Jianxu Zhang, Senlin Li, Chunming Liu, Shu Liu, Zhiqiang Liu
Stroke is one of the most common diseases worldwide. Lactate dehydrogenase inhibitors are widely used in the treatment of ischemic stroke, with natural products considered a promising source of lactate dehydrogenase inhibitors. In this study, ultrafiltration liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry was used for the screening and identification of lactate dehydrogenase inhibitors from Poria cocos. Five lactate dehydrogenase inhibitors were selected: dehydropachymic acid, pachymic acid, dehydrotrametenolic acid, trametenolic acid, and eburicoic acid...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216895/vincamine-alleviates-amyloid-%C3%AE-25-35-peptides-induced-cytotoxicity-in-pc12-cells
#5
Jianfeng Han, Qiumin Qu, Jin Qiao, Jie Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Vincamine is a plant alkaloid used clinically as a peripheral vasodilator that increases cerebral blood flow and oxygen and glucose utilization by neural tissue to combat the effect of aging. The main purpose of the present study is to investigate the influence of vincamine on amyloid-β 25-35 (Aβ25-35) induced cytotoxicity, to gain a better understanding of the neuroprotective effects of this clinically used anti-Alzheimer's disease drug. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Oxidative stress was assessed by measuring malondialdehyde, glutathione, and superoxide dismutase (SOD) levels...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213972/promotion-of-cell-growth-and-adhesion-of-a-peptide-hydrogel-scaffold-via-mtor-cadherin-signaling
#6
Guojun Wei, Liping Wang, Daming Dong, Zhaowei Teng, Zuowei Shi, Kaifu Wang, Gang An, Ying Guan, Bo Han, Meng Yao, Cory J Xian
Understanding neurite outgrowth, orientation, and migration is important for the design of biomaterials that interface with the neural tissue. However, the molecular signaling alternations have not been well elucidated to explain the impact of hydrogels on cell morphology. In our previous studies, a silk fibroin peptide (SF16) hydrogel was found to be an effective matrix for the viability, morphology and proliferation of PC12 rat pheocrhomocytoma cells. We found that PC12 cells in the peptide hydrogel exhibited adhesive morphology compared to those cultured in agarose or collagen...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213131/nerp-2-regulates-gastric-acid-secretion-and-gastric-emptying-via-the-orexin-pathway
#7
Cherl Namkoong, Koji Toshinai, T M Zaved Waise, Hideyuki Sakoda, Kazuki Sasaki, Yoichi Ueta, Min-Seon Kim, Naoto Minamino, Masamitsu Nakazato
Neuroendocrine regulatory peptide (NERP)-2 is derived from a distinct region of VGF, a neurosecretory protein originally identified as a product of a nerve growth factor-responsive gene in rat PC12 cells. Colocalization of NERP-2 with orexin-A in the lateral hypothalamus increases orexin-A-induced feeding and energy expenditure in both rats and mice. Orexigenic and anorectic peptides in the hypothalamus modulate gastric function. In this study, we investigated the effect of NERP-2 on gastric function in rats...
February 14, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213098/gelatin-based-3d-conduits-for-transdifferentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-schwann-cell-like-phenotypes
#8
Metin Uz, Melda Buyukoz, Anup D Sharma, Donald S Sakaguchi, Sacide Alsoy Altinkaya, Surya K Mallapragada
: In this study, gelatin-based 3D conduits with three different microstructures (nanofibrous, macroporous and ladder-like) were fabricated for the first time via combined molding and thermally induced phase separation (TIPS) technique for peripheral nerve regeneration. The effects of conduit microstructure and mechanical properties on the transdifferentiation of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) into Schwann cell (SC) like phenotypes were examined to help facilitate neuroregeneration and understand material-cell interfaces...
February 14, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211253/comparison-of-neurotoxicity-of-different-aggregated-forms-of-a%C3%AE-40-a%C3%AE-42-and-a%C3%AE-43-in-cell-cultures
#9
Lu Fu, Yao Sun, Yongqing Guo, Yan Chen, Bin Yu, Haihong Zhang, Jiaxin Wu, Xianghui Yu, Wei Kong, Hui Wu
The abnormal deposition of amyloid-β (Aβ) peptides in the brain is the main neuropathological hallmark of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Amyloid deposits are formed by a heterogeneous mixture of Aβ peptides, among which the most studied are Aβ40 and Aβ42. Aβ40 is abundantly produced in the human brain, but the level of Aβ42 is remarkably increased in the brain of AD patients. Aside from Aβ40 and Aβ42, recent data have raised the possibility that Aβ43 peptides may be instrumental in AD pathogenesis. Besides its length, whether the Aβ aggregated form accounts for the neurotoxicity is also particularly controversial...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Peptide Science: An Official Publication of the European Peptide Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197071/chemosensitivity-of-u251-cells-to-the-co-treatment-of-d-penicillamine-and-copper-possible-implications-on-wilson-disease-patients
#10
Meghri Katerji, Kassem Barada, Mustapha Jomaa, Firas Kobeissy, Ahmad-Kareem Makkawi, Wassim Abou-Kheir, Julnar Usta
D-Penicillamine (PA), a copper chelator, and one of the recommended drugs for treatment of Wilson disease (WD) has been reported to worsen the symptoms of patients with neurologic presentations. However, the cause of this paradoxical response has not been fully elucidated and requires further investigations. Accordingly, we have studied the in vitro effect of Copper (Cu) and/or PA treatment on human glioblastoma U251 cells as an in vitro model of Cu cytotoxicity. Treatment of U251 cells with either Cu or PA exerted no significant effect on their morphology, viability or ROS level...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194647/cofilin-mediates-lps-induced-microglial-cell-activation-and-associated-neurotoxicity-through-activation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-jak-stat-pathway
#11
Qasim Alhadidi, Zahoor A Shah
Microglial cells are activated in response to different types of injuries or stress in the CNS. Such activation is necessary to get rid of the injurious agents and restore tissue homeostasis. However, excessive activation of microglial cells is harmful and contributes to secondary injury. Pertinently, microglial cell activity was targeted in many preclinical and clinical studies but such strategy failed in clinical trials. The main reason behind the failed attempts is the complexity of the injury mechanisms which needs either a combination therapy or targeting a process that is involved in multiple pathways...
February 13, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192972/surface-plasmon-resonance-for-measuring-exocytosis-from-populations-of-pc12-cells-mechanisms-of-signal-formation-and-assessment-of-analytical-capabilities
#12
Beatriz Moreira, Jani Tuoriniemi, Naghmeh Kouchak Pour, Lýdia Mihalčíková, Gulnara Safina
Because of cell to cell variation, it is difficult to obtain statistically significant data on the frequency of exocytosis events (Rexocytosis, t(-1) m(-2)) with traditional single cell electrophysiological or fluorescence microscopy based methods. Here we take the first steps toward a rapid cost-effective surface plasmon resonance (SPR) based method for measuring the Rexocytosis for populations of PC12 cells. The conditions for culturing confluent monolayers on the sensor slides were optimized, and neurotransmitter exocytosis was evoked by injecting solutions with elevated [K(+)]...
February 22, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192752/genistein-inhibits-hypoxia-ischemic-induced-death-and-apoptosis-in-pc12-cells
#13
Yu-Xiang Wang, Kun Tian, Cong-Cong He, Xue-Ling Ma, Feng Zhang, Hong-Gang Wang, Di An, Bin Heng, Yu-Gang Jiang, Yan-Qiang Liu
A hypoxia/ischemia neuronal model was established in PC12 cells using oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD). OGD-induced neuronal death, apoptosis, glutamate receptor subunit GluR2 expression, and potassium channel currents were evaluated in the present study to determine the effects of genistein in mediating the neuronal death and apoptosis induced by hypoxia and ischemia, as well as its underlying mechanism. OGD exposure reduced the cell viability, increased apoptosis, decreased the GluR2 expression, and decreased the voltage-activated potassium currents...
February 1, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188302/vesicular-acetylcholine-transporter-defect-underlies-devastating-congenital-myasthenia-syndrome
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Adi Aran, Reeval Segel, Kota Kaneshige, Suleyman Gulsuner, Paul Renbaum, Scott Oliphant, Tomer Meirson, Ariella Weinberg-Shukron, Yair Hershkovitz, Sharon Zeligson, Ming K Lee, Abraham O Samson, Stanley M Parsons, Mary-Claire King, Ephrat Levy-Lahad, Tom Walsh
OBJECTIVE: To identify the genetic basis of a recessive congenital neurologic syndrome characterized by severe hypotonia, arthrogryposis, and respiratory failure. METHODS: Identification of the responsible gene by exome sequencing and assessment of the effect of the mutation on protein stability in transfected rat neuronal-like PC12(A123.7) cells. RESULTS: Two brothers from a nonconsanguineous Yemeni Jewish family manifested at birth with severe hypotonia and arthrogryposis...
February 10, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183451/the-novel-exercise-induced-hormone-irisin-protects-against-neuronal-injury-via-activation-of-the-akt-and-erk1-2-signaling-pathways-and-contributes-to-the-neuroprotection-of-physical-exercise-in-cerebral-ischemia
#15
Dong-Jie Li, Yong-Hua Li, Hong-Bin Yuan, Le-Feng Qu, Pei Wang
BACKGROUND: Irisin is a novel exercise-induced myokine involved in the regulation of adipose browning and thermogenesis. In this study, we investigated the potential role of irisin in cerebral ischemia and determined whether irisin is involved in the neuroprotective effect of physical exercise in mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) model was used to produce cerebral ischemia in mice. First, the plasma irisin levels and changes in expression of the irisin precursor protein FNDC5 in skeletal muscle were determined post ischemic stroke...
March 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181390/tris-1-3-dichloro-2-propyl-phosphate-induces-toxicity-by-stimulating-camk2-in-pc12-cells
#16
Chaonan Li, Li Li, Bencheng Lin, Yanjun Fang, Honglian Yang, Huanliang Liu, Zhuge Xi
Tris (1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCIPP) is one of the widely used organophosphorus flame retardants (OPFRs), which are regarded as suitable substitutes for brominated flame retardants (BFRs). Previously, we have validated the toxicity of TDCIPP in PC12 cells owing to the induced alterations in GAP43, NF-H, CaMK2a/2b, and tubulin α/β proteins; however, limited information is currently available on the toxicity and mechanism of TDCIPP. In the present study, cytotoxicity effects were evaluated by exposing PC12 cells to different concentrations of TDCIPP (0-50 μM) for 4 days...
February 9, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179565/high-resolution-imaging-of-cellular-dopamine-efflux-using-a-fluorescent-nanosensor-array
#17
Sebastian Kruss, Daniel P Salem, Lela Vuković, Barbara Lima, Emma Vander Ende, Edward S Boyden, Michael S Strano
Intercellular communication via chemical signaling proceeds with both spatial and temporal components, but analytical tools, such as microfabricated electrodes, have been limited to just a few probes per cell. In this work, we use a nonphotobleaching fluorescent nanosensor array based on single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) rendered selective to dopamine to study its release from PC12 neuroprogenitor cells at a resolution exceeding 20,000 sensors per cell. This allows the spatial and temporal dynamics of dopamine release, following K(+) stimulation, to be measured at exceedingly high resolution...
February 8, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179472/endothelin-confers-protection-against-high-glucose-induced-neurotoxicity-via-alleviation-of-oxidative-stress
#18
Mohamed Fouda, Abdel A Abdel-Rahman
Recent findings linked the inhibition in the neuromodulator peptide endothelin-1 (ET-1) level to the high glucose-evoked neurotoxicity. However, definitive neuroprotective role for ET-1, and the major neuronal ET (ET-3), against high glucose-evoked toxicity, and the implicated neurochemical responses triggered by their ET-A and ET-B receptors remain unknown. Here, we tested the hypothesis that ET-B activation alleviates high glucose-evoked oxidative stress and cell death. High glucose (100 mM for 48 hrs.)-evoked cell death was associated with elevation in reactive oxygen species, inhibition of catalase activity, and a paradoxical upregulation of hemeoxygenase-1 expression along with ET-A and ET-B receptors were down-regulated and up-regulated, respectively...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176050/upregulated-expression-of-sstr3-is-involved-in-neuronal-apoptosis-after-intracerebral-hemorrhage-in-adult-rats
#19
Qi Yao, Qianqian Liu, Hui Xu, Zhonghua Wu, Liang Zhou, Zhikai Gu, Peipei Gong, Jianhong Shen
Somatostatin which is a multifunctional growth hormone inhibitory neuropeptide shows diverse physiological effects, such as neurotransmission, cell growth, apoptosis, and endocrine signaling as well as exerts inhibitory effects on hormonal products and other secretory proteins. SSTR3 is a member of superfamily of somatostatin receptors (SSTR), which are G-protein-coupled plasma membrane receptors. Previous studies proved that SSTR3 regulates antiproliferative signaling and apoptosis in several cells. Here, we explored a potential role of SSTR3 in the regulation of neuronal apoptosis in the course of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH)...
February 7, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174683/post-translational-modifications-of-annexin-a2-are-linked-to-its-association-with-perinuclear-nonpolysomal-mrnp-complexes
#20
Ingvild Aukrust, Linn Andersen Rosenberg, Mia Madeleine Ankerud, Vibeke Bertelsen, Hanne Hollås, Jaakko Saraste, Ann Kari Grindheim, Anni Vedeler
Various post-translational modifications (PTMs) regulate the localisation and function of the multifunctional protein Annexin A2 (AnxA2). In addition to its various tasks as a cytoskeletal- and membrane-associated protein, AnxA2 can function as a trans-acting protein binding to cis-acting sequences of specific mRNAs. In the present study, we have examined the role of Ser25 phosphorylation in subcellular localisation of AnxA2 and its interaction with mRNP complexes. Subcellular fractionation and confocal microscopy of rat neuroendocrine PC12 cells showed that Ser25-phosphorylated AnxA2 (pSer25AnxA2) is absent from the nucleus and mainly localised to the perinuclear region, evidently associating with both membranes and cytoskeletal elements...
February 2017: FEBS Open Bio
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