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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442392/4-chlorodiazepam-is-neuroprotective-against-amyloid-beta-in-organotypic-hippocampal-cultures
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B D Arbo, J B Hoppe, K Rodrigues, L M Garcia-Segura, C G Salbego, M F Ribeiro
The translocator protein (TSPO) is an outer mitochondrial membrane protein involved in the transport of cholesterol into the mitochondria, which is the first step for the synthesis of steroid hormones, as well as in the regulation of mitochondrial permeability transition pore opening and apoptosis. Studies have shown that the activation of TSPO may promote neuroprotective actions in experimental models of neurodegeneration and brain injury. In a previous study, our group showed that 4'-chlorodiazepam (4'-CD), a TSPO ligand, was neuroprotective against amyloid-beta (Aβ) in SHSY-5Y neuroblastoma cells...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435992/elevated-plasma-s100b-psychotic-symptoms-and-cognition-in-schizophrenia
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Huiqiong Deng, Ramandeep S Kahlon, Satyajit Mohite, Pooja A Amin, Giovana Zunta-Soares, Gabriela D Colpo, Laura Stertz, Gabriel R Fries, Consuelo Walss-Bass, Jair C Soares, Olaoluwa O Okusaga
S100B is a calcium binding protein mainly produced by glial cells. Previous studies have shown elevated levels of S100B in patients with schizophrenia. We measured S100B levels in fasting plasma of 39 patients with schizophrenia and 19 adult healthy controls. We used linear regression to compare S100B between patients and controls. In patients only, we also investigated the relationship between S100B levels and psychotic symptoms (assessed by the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale), and cognitive function (assessed by the NIH Toolbox Cognition Battery), respectively by calculating Pearson's correlation coefficients...
April 24, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432362/succinate-supplementation-improves-metabolic-performance-of-mixed-glial-cell-cultures-with-mitochondrial-dysfunction
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Susan Giorgi-Coll, Ana I Amaral, Peter J A Hutchinson, Mark R Kotter, Keri L H Carpenter
Mitochondrial dysfunction, the inability to efficiently utilise metabolic fuels and oxygen, contributes to pathological changes following traumatic spinal cord or traumatic brain injury (TBI). In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that succinate supplementation can improve cellular energy state under metabolically stressed conditions in a robust, reductionist in vitro model of mitochondrial dysfunction in which primary mixed glial cultures (astrocytes, microglia and oligodendrocytes) were exposed to the mitochondrial complex I inhibitor rotenone...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427061/emerging-insights-into-pathogenesis
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Edoardo Midena, Elisabetta Pilotto
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a frequent complication of diabetes mellitus (DM). Persistent hyperglycemia leads to the activation of multiple cellular pathways involved in the pathogenesis of DR, resulting in increased inflammation, oxidative stress, and vascular dysfunction. DR has been considered a "chronic, low-grade inflammatory disease of the retina". However, an increasing body of evidence suggests that inflammation and neurodegeneration both occur in human diabetes even before the development of clinical signs of DR...
2017: Developments in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425051/upregulation-and-phosphorylation-of-hspb1-hsp25-and-hspb5-%C3%AE-b-crystallin-after-transient-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion-in-rats
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Britta Bartelt-Kirbach, Alexander Slowik, Cordian Beyer, Nikola Golenhofen
Ischemic stroke leads to cellular dysfunction, cell death, and devastating clinical outcomes. The cells of the brain react to such a cellular stress by a stress response with an upregulation of heat shock proteins resulting in activation of endogenous neuroprotective capacities. Several members of the family of small heat shock proteins (HspBs) have been shown to be neuroprotective. However, yet no systematic study examined all HspBs during cerebral ischemia. Here, we performed a comprehensive comparative study comprising all HspBs in an animal model of stroke, i...
April 20, 2017: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422949/heparin-binding-egf-like-growth-factor-promotes-neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase-expression-and-protects-the-enteric-nervous-system-after-necrotizing-enterocolitis
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Yu Zhou, Yijie Wang, Jacob Olson, Jixin Yang, Gail E Besner
BACKGROUND: Neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is associated with alterations of the ENS, with loss of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) expressing neurons in the intestine. The aims of this study were to investigate the roles of heparin binding EGF-like growth factor (HB-EGF) in neural stem cell (NSC) differentiation, nNOS expression, and effects on ENS integrity during experimental NEC. METHODS: The effects of HB-EGF on NSC differentiation and nNOS production were determined using cultured enteric NSC...
April 19, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422826/idiopathic-hypoparathyroidism-with-extensive-intracranial-calcification-in-children-first-report-from-saudi-arabia
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Naglaa M Kamal, Hamed A Alghamdi, Abdulrahman A Halabi, Ayman A Bakkar, Ali Algarni, Abdullah Alharbi, Abdulla A Alharthi, Rawan A Alharbi, Laila M Sherief
RATIONALE: Pediatric idiopathic hypoparathyroidism with extensive intracranial calcifications outside the basal ganglia (BG) is extremely rare with less than 10 cases worldwide. PATIENT CONCERNS: An 11-year-old Saudi male child presented with tetany with otherwise normal neurological and other body system examination diagnoses severe hypocalcemia for differential diagnosis. INTERVENTIONS: Further investigations revealed hyperphosphatemia and undetectable serum intact parathyroid hormone...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420791/adult-enteric-nervous-system-in-health-is-maintained-by-a-dynamic-balance-between-neuronal-apoptosis-and-neurogenesis
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Subhash Kulkarni, Maria-Adelaide Micci, Jenna Leser, Changsik Shin, Shiue-Cheng Tang, Ya-Yuan Fu, Liansheng Liu, Qian Li, Monalee Saha, Cuiping Li, Grigori Enikolopov, Laren Becker, Nikolai Rakhilin, Michael Anderson, Xiling Shen, Xinzhong Dong, Manish J Butte, Hongjun Song, E Michelle Southard-Smith, Raj P Kapur, Milena Bogunovic, Pankaj J Pasricha
According to current dogma, there is little or no ongoing neurogenesis in the fully developed adult enteric nervous system. This lack of neurogenesis leaves unanswered the question of how enteric neuronal populations are maintained in adult guts, given previous reports of ongoing neuronal death. Here, we confirm that despite ongoing neuronal cell loss because of apoptosis in the myenteric ganglia of the adult small intestine, total myenteric neuronal numbers remain constant. This observed neuronal homeostasis is maintained by new neurons formed in vivo from dividing precursor cells that are located within myenteric ganglia and express both Nestin and p75NTR, but not the pan-glial marker Sox10...
April 18, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418356/-pathomorphology-of-the-ventricular-germinal-zone-and-neocortex-in-newborn-infants-with-posthemorrhagic-hydrocephalus
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E V Protsenko, L P Peretyatko, O P Saryeva
AIM: Тo study the morphological features of the ventricular germinal zone and neocortex in newborns at 22-40 weeks' gestation with posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The brains of fetuses and newborns at 22-40 weeks' gestation with posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus (n=12) were examined; a control group included the brains with a lateral ventricle lumen width of not more than 0.5 cm (n=30). The investigators conducted a comprehensive pathomorphological study of the ventricular germinal zone and neocortex in the projection field No...
2017: Arkhiv Patologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408732/glial-cell-line-derived-neurotrophic-factor-transfected-placenta-derived-versus-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-cells-for-treating-spinal-cord-injury
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Yao Lu, Hui Gao, Man Zhang, Bing Chen, Huilin Yang
BACKGROUND Placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cells (PMSCs) were isolated from placenta and had differentiation and self-renewal potential. We transfected PMSCs with glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) and compared their effect for repairing spinal cord injury (SCI) with that of GDNF-transfected bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell (BMSC). MATERIAL AND METHODS The PMSCs were isolated from Sprague-Dawley rat placenta; BMSCs were isolated from Sprague-Dawley rat thigh bone marrow. Primary cultured BMSCs and PMSCs were uniformly spindle-shaped...
April 14, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399346/tumors-and-related-lesions-of-the-pigmented-epithelium
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Jerry A Shields, Carol L Shields
Several tumors and pseudotumors can arise from the iris pigment epithelium (IPE), ciliary pigment epithelium (CPE), and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), including cysts of the IPE, solitary congenital hypertrophy of the RPE (CHRPE), multifocal CHRPE ("bear tracks"), congenital simple hamartoma of the RPE, combined hamartoma of the retina and RPE, and acquired epithelioma of IPE, CPE, and RPE. This article describes examples of pigment epithelial tumors and pseudotumors by reviewing the literature and cases on file in the Oncology Service at Wills Eye Hospital...
March 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397993/the-novel-anticonvulsant-neuropeptide-and-galanin-analogue-nax-5055-does-not-alter-energy-and-amino-acid-metabolism-in-cultured-brain-cells
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Blanca I Aldana, Helle S Waagepetersen, Arne Schousboe, H Steve White, Grzegorz Bulaj, Anne B Walls
A large body of evidence suggests that the neuropeptide galanin plays an important role in seizure control. In line with this, it was demonstrated that the galanin analogue, NAX-5055, exerts a potent anticonvulsant activity in animal seizure models. We recently found that the NAX-5055-mediated anticonvulsant action involves modulation of both excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmission. Since homeostasis of neurotransmitters and cerebral energy metabolism are intimately linked, it was investigated whether the effects of NAX-5055 on neurotransmission involve changes in energy metabolism and in particular glucose- and amino acid metabolism...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397152/neuroprotective-effect-of-moringa-oleifera-leaf-extract-on-aluminium-induced-temporal-cortical-degeneration
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Moses B Ekong, Mfon M Ekpo, Edet O Akpanyung, Dennis U Nwaokonko
Aluminium (Al), one of the metals implicated in neurodegeneration easily gain access to the nervous system through its presence in many manufactured foods, medicines and drinking water, and causes neurotoxicity utilizing the reactive oxygen specie pathway. The need to curtail these effects on the nervous system motivated the use of the plant Moringa oleifera (MO). This study thus, investigated the neuroprotective effects of MO leaf extract on aluminium-induced temporal cortical degeneration in rats. 24 male albino Wistar rats were grouped (n = 6) into control (1 ml/kg distilled water), l00 mg/kg aluminium chloride (AlCl3), 300 mg/kg MO, and 100 mg/kg AlCl3 and 300 mg/kg MO groups...
April 11, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394027/changes-in-the-cell-population-in-brain-white-matter-in-multiple-system-atrophy
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Charlotte Havelund Nykjaer, Tomasz Brudek, Lisette Salvesen, Bente Pakkenberg
BACKGROUND: Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a sporadic progressive neurodegenerative disorder with adult onset and unknown etiology. Clinically it is characterized by autonomic failure, cerebellar ataxia, parkinsonism, and corticospinal dysfunction in any combination and with varying severity. OBJECTIVES AND METHODS: To establish the extent of involvement of the white matter in the disease, we have used stereology to quantify the total number of neurons and glial cells (oligodendrocytes, astrocytes, and microglia) in the brains from 10 MSA patients and 11 controls...
April 10, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392448/effect-of-nitric-oxide-to-axonal-degeneration-in-multiple-sclerosis-via-downregulating-monocarboxylate-transporter-1-in-oligodendrocytes
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REVIEW
Xiaoyi Tang, Minghong Lan, Mao Zhang, Zhongxiang Yao
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurodegenerative disease of the central nervous system (CNS). Axonal degeneration, one of the main pathological characteristics of MS, is affected by nitric oxide (NO). In turn, NO induces mitochondrial dysfunction of neurons and glial cells. Inadequate glucose causes monocarboxylate transporter 1 (MCT1) to transfer lactate from oligodendrocytes (OLs) to neurons, which decreases MCT1 and results in energy substrate deficit (mainly lactate) in axons. The condition gradually leads to axonal degeneration...
April 6, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392416/aminochrome-induces-microglia-and-astrocyte-activation
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Cleonice C Santos, Fillipe M Araújo, Rafael S Ferreira, Vanessa B Silva, Juliana H C Silva, Maria S Grangeiro, Érica N Soares, Érica Patricia L Pereira, Cleide S Souza, Silvia L Costa, Juan Segura-Aguilar, Victor Diogenes A Silva
Aminochrome has been suggested as a more physiological preclinical model capable of inducing five of the six mechanisms of Parkinson's Disease (PD). Until now, there is no evidence that aminochrome induces glial activation related to neuroinflammation, an important mechanism involved in the loss of dopaminergic neurons. In this study, the potential role of aminochrome on glial activation was studied in primary mesencephalic neuron-glia cultures and microglial primary culture from Wistar rats. We demonstrated that aminochrome induced a reduction in the number of viable cells on cultures exposed to concentration between 10 and 100μM...
April 6, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382437/diffuse-leptomeningeal-glioneuronal-tumor-dlgnt-mimicking-whipple-s-disease-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Vega Karlowee, Manish Kolakshyapati, Vishwa Jeet Amatya, Takeshi Takayasu, Ryo Nosaka, Kazuhiko Sugiyama, Kaoru Kurisu, Fumiyuki Yamasaki
INTRODUCTION: Diffuse leptomeningeal glioneuronal tumor is a new entity under the neuronal and mixed neuronal-glial tumors in the WHO 2016 updated classification and commonly found in children and adolescents. The initial diagnosis is challenging because of its non-specific radiologic feature and negative CSF cytology analysis. A 17 years male was presented with intractable headache subsequently followed by back pain and joint pain. MRI showed enhancement of arachnoid membrane at basal cistern, bilateral sylvian fissure and cerebral cistern with slight enlargement of ventricles...
April 5, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381250/transcriptional-signatures-of-steroid-hormones-in-the-striatal-neurons-and-astrocytes
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Marcin Piechota, Michał Korostynski, Slawomir Golda, Joanna Ficek, Danuta Jantas, Ziolkowska Barbara, Ryszard Przewlocki
BACKGROUND: The mechanisms of steroids actions in the brain mainly involve the binding and nuclear translocation of specific cytoplasmic receptors. These receptors can act as transcription factors and regulate gene expression. However, steroid-dependent transcriptional regulation in different types of neural cells is not yet fully understood. The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare transcriptional alterations induced by various steroid receptor agonists in primary cultures of astrocytes and neurons from mouse brain...
April 5, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373077/new-vistas-on-cannabis-use-disorder
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REVIEW
Miriam Melis, Roberto Frau, Peter W Kalivas, Sade Spencer, Vivian Chioma, Erica Zamberletti, Tiziana Rubino, Daniela Parolaro
Cannabis sativa preparations are the most consumed illicit drugs for recreational purposes worldwide, and the number of people seeking treatment for cannabis use disorder has dramatically increased in the last decades. Due to the recent decriminalization or legalization of cannabis use in the Western Countries, we may predict that the number of people suffering from cannabis use disorder will increase. Despite the increasing number of cannabis studies over the past two decades, we have gaps of scientific knowledge pertaining to the neurobiological consequences of long-term cannabis use...
March 31, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370966/zika-infection-and-the-development-of-neurological-defects
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REVIEW
Fabiele Baldino Russo, Patricia Jungmann, Patricia Cristina Baleeiro Beltrão-Braga
Starting with the outbreak in Brazil, Zika virus (ZIKV) infection has been correlated with severe syndromes such as Congenital Zika Syndrome (CZS) and Guillain- Barré Syndrome (GBS). Here we review the status of Zika virus pathogenesis in the central nervous system (CNS). One of the main concerns about ZIKV exposure during pregnancy is abnormal brain development, which results in microcephaly in newborns. Recent advances in in vitro research show that ZIKV can infect and obliterate cells from the CNS, such as progenitors, neurons, and glial cells...
March 31, 2017: Cellular Microbiology
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