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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138831/anti%C3%A2-inflammatory-effect-of-migri%C3%A2-heal%C3%A2-in-an-in%C3%A2-vitro-inflammatory-model-of-primary-mixed-glial-cells
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Mahmoud Hassani, Farzaneh Sabouni, Mohammad Ansari, Solaleh Emamgholipour, Mohammad-Sadegh Fallah, Shah-Sanam Abbasi, Saeed Ansari Majd
Migri‑Heal®, is a novel herbal remedy that was introduced for the treatment of migraine headaches. Previous studies revealed that this drug may reduce nitric oxide (NO) in an in vitro inflammatory model. The aim of the present study was to investigate the anti‑inflammatory effect of Migri‑Heal® on primary mix glial cells stimulated with LPS. In the current study, neonatal rat primary mix glial cells were isolated from the mixed glial cultures via shaking, and cultured in Dulbecco's' modified Eagle's medium supplemented with 10% fetal bovine serum...
November 13, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136113/the-laminar-organization-of-piriform-cortex-follows-a-selective-developmental-and-migratory-program-established-by-cell-lineage
#2
Eduardo Martin-Lopez, Kimiko Ishiguro, Charles A Greer
Piriform cortex (PC) is a 3-layer paleocortex receiving primary afferent input from the olfactory bulb. The past decade has seen significant progress in understanding the synaptic, cellular and functional organization of PC, but PC embryogenesis continues to be enigmatic. Here, using birthdating strategies and clonal analyses, we probed the early development and laminar specificity of neurogenesis/gliogenesis as it relates to the organization of the PC. Our data demonstrate a temporal sequence of laminar-specific neurogenesis following the canonical "inside-out" pattern, with the notable exception of PC Layer II which exhibited an inverse "outside-in" temporal neurogenic pattern...
November 9, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133435/coordinated-plasticity-of-synapses-and-astrocytes-underlies-practice-driven-functional-vicariation-in-peri-infarct-motor-cortex
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Soo Young Kim, J Edward Hsu, Lincoln C Husbands, Jeffrey A Kleim, Theresa A Jones
Motor rehabilitative training after stroke can improve motor function and promote topographical reorganization of remaining motor cortical movement representations, but this reorganization follows behavioral improvements. A more detailed understanding of the neural bases of rehabilitation efficacy is needed to inform therapeutic efforts to improve it. Using a rat model of upper extremity impairments after ischemic stroke, we examined effects of motor rehabilitative training at the ultrastructural level in peri-infarct motor cortex...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133125/very-low-doses-of-muscimol-and-baclofen-ameliorate-cognitive-deficits-and-regulate-protein-expression-in-the-brain-of-a-rat-model-of-streptozocin-induced-alzheimer-s-disease
#4
Vladimirs Pilipenko, Karina Narbute, Ulrika Beitnere, Juris Rumaks, Jolanta Pupure, Baiba Jansone, Vija Klusa
Recent studies devoted to neuroprotection have focused on the role of the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) system in regulating neuroinflammatory processes which play a key role in the neurodegenerative processes observed in Alzheimer's disease (AD) by inducing glial cell overactivation and impairing neurotransmission. Data on the efficacy of classical GABA-A and GABA-B receptor agonists (muscimol and baclofen, respectively) in animal models of AD are not available. Moreover, no published studies have examined the ability of optimal doses of these compounds to prevent neuroinflammation, the alterations in neurotransmission and cognitive deficits...
November 10, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126430/lack-of-chronic-neuroinflammation-in-the-absence-of-focal-hemorrhage-in-a-rat-model-of-low-energy-blast-induced-tbi
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Miguel A Gama Sosa, Rita De Gasperi, Georgina S Perez Garcia, Heidi Sosa, Courtney Searcy, Danielle Vargas, Pierce L Janssen, Gissel M Perez, Anna E Tschiffely, William G Janssen, Richard M McCarron, Patrick R Hof, Fatemeh G Haghighi, Stephen T Ahlers, Gregory A Elder
Blast-related traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been a common cause of injury in the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Blast waves can damage blood vessels, neurons, and glial cells within the brain. Acutely, depending on the blast energy, blast wave duration, and number of exposures, blast waves disrupt the blood-brain barrier, triggering microglial activation and neuroinflammation. Recently, there has been much interest in the role that ongoing neuroinflammation may play in the chronic effects of TBI...
November 10, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124566/zinc-potentiates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-nitric-oxide-production-in-cultured-primary-rat-astrocytes
#6
Mitsuaki Moriyama, Shunsuke Fujitsuka, Kenji Kawabe, Katsura Takano, Yoichi Nakamura
Zn(2+) plays a crucial role in the CNS where it accumulates in synaptic vesicles and is released during neurotransmission. Synaptically released Zn(2+) is taken up by neurons and astrocytes. The majority of previous work has focused on neuronal damage caused by excess Zn(2+). However, its effect on astrocyte function is not well understood. We examined the effect of extracellularly applied Zn(2+) on nitric oxide (NO) production in primary cultured rat astrocytes, which were experimentally activated by lipopolysaccharide (LPS)...
November 9, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113752/region-specific-glial-hyperplasia-and-neuronal-stability-of-rat-lateral-geniculate-nucleus-during-aging
#7
Felipe P Fiuza, Antônio Carlos Q Aquino, Diego A Câmara, José Rodolfo L P Cavalcanti, Expedito S Nascimento Júnior, Ramon H Lima, Rovena Clara G J Engelberth, Jeferson S Cavalcante
The normal aging process is accompanied by functional declines in image-forming and non-image forming visual systems. Among the components of these systems, the thalamic lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN) offers a good model for aging studies since its three anatomical subdivisions, namely dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus (dLGN), intergeniculate leaflet (IGL) and ventral lateral geniculate nucleus (vLGN), receives light information from retina and projects to different brain areas involved in visual-related functions...
November 4, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113462/simultaneous-transplantation-of-fetal-ventral-mesencephalic-tissue-and-encapsulated-genetically-modified-cells-releasing-gdnf-in-a-hemi-parkinsonian-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Alberto Perez-Bouza, Stefano Di Santo, Stefanie Seiler, Morten Meyer, Lukas Andereggen, Alexander Huber, Raphael Guzman, Hans R Widmer
Transplantation of fetal ventral mesencephalic (VM) neurons for Parkinson's disease (PD) is limited by poor survival and suboptimal integration of grafted tissue into the host brain. In a 6-hydroxydopamine rat model of PD, we investigated the feasibility of simultaneous transplantation of rat fetal VM tissue and polymer-encapsulated C2C12 myoblasts genetically modified to produce glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) or mock-transfected myoblasts on graft function. Amphetamine-induced rotations were assessed prior to transplantation and 2, 4, 6 and 9 wk posttransplantation...
September 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110344/current-technical-approaches-to-brain-energy-metabolism
#9
REVIEW
L Felipe Barros, Juan P Bolaños, Gilles Bonvento, Anne-Karine Bouzier-Sore, Angus Brown, Johannes Hirrlinger, Sergey Kasparov, Frank Kirchhoff, Anne N Murphy, Luc Pellerin, Michael B Robinson, Bruno Weber
Neuroscience is a technology-driven discipline and brain energy metabolism is no exception. Once satisfied with mapping metabolic pathways at organ level, we are now looking to learn what it is exactly that metabolic enzymes and transporters do and when, where do they reside, how are they regulated, and how do they relate to the specific functions of neurons, glial cells, and their subcellular domains and organelles, in different areas of the brain. Moreover, we aim to quantify the fluxes of metabolites within and between cells...
November 7, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108864/neuro-glial-cannabinoid-receptors-modulate-signaling-in-the-embryonic-avian-retina
#10
Regina C C Kubrusly, Alexander Günter, Luzia Sampaio, Roberta Silva Martins, Clarissa S Schitine, Priscila Trindade, Arlete Fernandes, Rosa Borelli-Torres, Vivian Sayuri Miya-Coreixas, Anna Carolina Rego Costa, Hércules Rezende Freitas, Patrícia F Gardino, Fernando G de Mello, Karin Costa Calaza, Ricardo A M Reis
Endocannabinoids are endogenous lipids that activate selective G protein coupled receptors (CB1 and CB2), mostly found at neuronal presynaptic sites in the nervous system. One of the main consequences of the activation of CB receptors is a decrease in GABA or glutamate release, controlling cell excitability. Here we studied the expression of CB1 and CB2 receptors in E8C8 cultured retina cells (embryonic day 8 and 8 days in vitro) using immunocytochemistry and western blot analysis. We also evaluated their functions in terms of cyclic AMP (cAMP) production, single cell calcium imaging (SCCI) and GABA release induced in basal conditions or activated by l-Aspartate (L-ASP) in cell cultures or under ischemia in young chick retina...
November 3, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108471/intranasally-delivered-wnt3a-improves-functional-recovery-after-traumatic-brain-injury-by-modulating-autophagic-apoptotic-and-regenerative-pathways-in-the-mouse-brain
#11
James Ya Zhang, Jinhwan Lee, Xiaohuan Gu, Zheng Wei, Mallory Jessica Harris, Shan Ping P Yu, Ling Wei
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a prevalent disorder, but no effective therapies currently exist. An underlying pathophysiology of TBI includes the pathologic elevation of autophagy. β-Catenin, a downstream mediator of the canonical Wnt pathway, is a repressor of autophagy. The Wnt/β-catenin pathway plays a crucial role in cell proliferation and neuronal plasticity/repair in the adult brain. We hypothesized that activation of this pathway could promote neuroprotection and neural regeneration following TBI...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108047/imposed-running-exercise-does-not-alter-cell-proliferation-in-the-neurogenic-niches-of-young-lambs
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M E V Swanson, H C Murray, M H Oliver, H J Waldvogel, E C Firth, M A Curtis
Neurogenesis, the process by which neurons are generated in the brain from progenitor cells, occurs in the subventricular zone (SVZ) and the subgranular zone (SGZ) in the adult human brain. Recently, rodent studies have demonstrated that exercise can increase neurogenesis in the SGZ; however, it is unclear if exercise also has this effect in more complex mammalian brains. The overarching aim of this study was to explore whether exercised-induced neurogenesis occurs in larger mammalian brains more representative of human brains and to explore the use of a model for exercising large animals such as sheep...
October 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098550/enteric-glial-dysfunction-evoked-by-apolipoprotein-e-deficiency-contributes-to-delayed-gastric-emptying
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Seiichiro Fukuhara, Tatsuhiro Masaoka, Soraya Nishimura, Masaya Nakamura, Juntaro Matsuzaki, Hitoshi Tsugawa, Sawako Miyoshi, Hideki Mori, Satoshi Kawase, Shinsuke Shibata, Hideyuki Okano, Takanori Kanai, Hidekazu Suzuki
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Diabetes is the main cause of gastroparesis accompanying decreased neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) in myenteric ganglia of the stomach. Decreased nNOS expression in the stomach also results from defects in apolipoprotein E (ApoE), which is secreted by astrocytes and has neuroprotective effects on the central nervous system. However, the roles of ApoE and enteric glial cells on gastric motility are uncertain. In this study, ApoE and enteric glial cell alterations in gastroparesis were investigated...
November 2, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096078/mitostasis-in-neurons-maintaining-mitochondria-in-an-extended-cellular-architecture
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REVIEW
Thomas Misgeld, Thomas L Schwarz
Neurons have more extended and complex shapes than other cells and consequently face a greater challenge in distributing and maintaining mitochondria throughout their arbors. Neurons can last a lifetime, but proteins turn over rapidly. Mitochondria, therefore, need constant rejuvenation no matter how far they are from the soma. Axonal transport of mitochondria and mitochondrial fission and fusion contribute to this rejuvenation, but local protein synthesis is also likely. Maintenance of a healthy mitochondrial population also requires the clearance of damaged proteins and organelles...
November 1, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091896/effect-of-the-nadph-oxidase-inhibitor-apocynin-on-ischemia-reperfusion-hippocampus-injury-in-rat-brain
#15
Monika Kapoor, Neha Sharma, Rajat Sandhir, Bimla Nehru
Blockage along with sudden restoration of blood following ischemia, results in several cascading events, such as a massive ROS production which plays an important role in the pathophysiology of ischemia. NADPH oxidase complex in mitochondria complex is believed to be the major source for ROS production. The present study explores the therapeutic potential of apocynin, an NADPH oxidase inhibitor in attenuating the ROS production, and the resultant neuroinflammation and mitochondrial injury during cerebral ischemia in rats...
October 28, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079544/megalencephalic-leukoencephalopathy-with-subcortical-cysts-a-personal-biochemical-retrospective
#16
REVIEW
Raúl Estévez, Xabier Elorza-Vidal, Héctor Gaitán-Peñas, Carla Pérez-Rius, Mercedes Armand-Ugón, Marta Alonso-Gardón, Efren Xicoy-Espaulella, Sònia Sirisi, Tanit Arnedo, Xavier Capdevila-Nortes, Tania López-Hernández, Marisol Montolio, Anna Duarri, Oscar Teijido, Alejandro Barrallo-Gimeno, Manuel Palacín, Virginia Nunes
Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts (MLC) is a rare type of leukodystrophy characterized by dysfunction of the role of glial cells in controlling brain fluid and ion homeostasis. Patients affected by MLC present macrocephaly, cysts and white matter vacuolation, which lead to motor and cognitive impairments. To date, there is no treatment for MLC, only supportive care. MLC is caused by mutations in the MLC1 and GLIALCAM genes. MLC1 is a membrane protein with low identity to the Kv1.1 potassium channel and GlialCAM belongs to an adhesion molecule family...
October 25, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077524/tlr4-and-tlr2-activation-is-differentially-associated-with-age-during-parkinson-s-disease
#17
Hermínio Maurício da Rocha Sobrinho, Delson José da Silva, Larissa Fonseca Gomides, Miriam Leandro Dorta, Milton Adriano Pelli de Oliveira, Fátima Ribeiro-Dias
Parkinson's disease (PD) is an age-related neurodegenerative disease characterized by loss of dopaminergic neurons associated with neuroinflammation. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are expressed in peripheral blood leukocytes and also in neurons and glial cells mediating inflammation. This study aimed to investigate the peripheral blood leukocyte response to TLR2 and TLR4 agonists in young and elderly PD patients. Two groups of patients with PD were evaluated (≤ 55 years old and ≥ 65 years old), age-matched with healthy controls (n = 26)...
October 27, 2017: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075911/-histopathological-correlation-of-epiretinal-tissue-in-lamellar-macular-holes-and-macular-pseudoholes
#18
REVIEW
R G Schumann, D Vogt, C Haritoglou, F Hagenau, J Siedlecki, A Wolf, S G Priglinger
BACKGROUND: Using high-resolution spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), morphologically different types of epiretinal tissue can be distinguished in lamellar macular holes (LMH) and macular pseudoholes (MPH). OBJECTIVE: This article presents the results of histopathological characterization and differentiation of epiretinal tissue in eyes with LMH and MPH, which are classified based on a morphological differentiation in SD-OCT. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This review is based on the currently available literature and own data analyses...
October 26, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072007/-effects-of-electroacupuncture-on-activities-of-satellite-glial-cells-of-dorsal-root-ganglia-in-rats-with-neck-incision-pain
#19
Li-Na Qiao, Lian-Hong Tan, Jiao-Jiao Yang, Qiao-Ling Gao, Jiang Zhu, Pei-Jing Rong, Bing Zhu, Yong-Sheng Yang, Jun-Ling Liu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) stimulation of "Futu"(LI 18), etc. on activities of satellite glial cells (SGCs) in the dorsal root ganglia (DRG) in rats with neck-incision pain so as to explore its mechanism underlying reduction of post-surgical pain of thyroidectomy. METHODS: Male SD rats were randomly divided into control, model, EA-Futu (LI 18), EA-Hegu (LI 4)-Neiguan (PC 6), and EA-Zusanli (ST 36)-Yanglingquan (GB 34) groups, with 20 rats in each group...
August 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071469/ultrastructural-analyses-of-internal-limiting-membrane-excised-from-highly-myopic-eyes-with-myopic-traction-maculopathy
#20
Reiji Yokota, Akito Hirakata, Nobutsugu Hayashi, Kazunari Hirota, Tosho Rii, Yuji Itoh, Tadashi Orihara, Makoto Inoue
PURPOSE: To evaluate the ultrastructure of the internal limiting membranes (ILMs) excised during vitrectomy from highly myopic eyes with myopic traction maculopathy (MTM). The clinical findings before and after the vitrectomy were compared. METHODS: Seven eyes of 7 patients with macular retinoschisis were studied. Four of these eyes also had a foveal detachment but without a retinal break. All the eyes underwent vitrectomy with the creation of a posterior vitreous detachment and ILM peeling...
October 25, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
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