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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910074/evolutional-characterization-of-photochemically-induced-stroke-in-rats-a-multimodality-imaging-and-molecular-biological-study
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Nai-Wei Liu, Chien-Chih Ke, Yonghua Zhao, Yi-An Chen, Kim-Chuan Chan, David Tat-Wei Tan, Jhih-Shian Lee, You-Yin Chen, Tun-Wei Hsu, Ya-Ju Hsieh, Chi-Wei Chang, Bang-Hung Yang, Wen-Sheng Huang, Ren-Shyan Liu
Photochemically induced cerebral ischemia is an easy-manipulated, reproducible, relatively noninvasive, and lesion controllable model for translational study of ischemic stroke. In order to longitudinally investigate the characterization of the model, magnetic resonance imaging, (18)F-2-deoxy-glucose positron emission tomography, fluorescence, and bioluminescence imaging system were performed in correlation with triphenyl tetrazolium chloride (TTC), hematoxylin-eosin staining, and immunohistochemistry examinations of glial fibrillary acidic protein, CD68, NeuN, von willebrand factor, and α-smooth muscle actin in the infarct zone...
December 1, 2016: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903933/translocator-positron-emission-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopic-imaging-of-brain-glial-cell-activation-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Gourab Datta, Ines R Violante, Gregory Scott, Karl Zimmerman, Andre Santos-Ribeiro, Eugenii A Rabiner, Roger N Gunn, Omar Malik, Olga Ciccarelli, Richard Nicholas, Paul M Matthews
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is characterised by a diffuse inflammatory response mediated by microglia and astrocytes. Brain translocator protein (TSPO) positron-emission tomography (PET) and [myo-inositol] magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) were used together to assess this. OBJECTIVE: To explore the in vivo relationships between MRS and PET [(11)C]PBR28 in MS over a range of brain inflammatory burden. METHODS: A total of 23 patients were studied...
November 30, 2016: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893827/astrocyte-structural-and-molecular-response-to-elevated-intraocular-pressure-occurs-rapidly-and-precedes-axonal-tubulin-rearrangement-within-the-optic-nerve-head-in-a-rat-model
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Shandiz Tehrani, Lauren Davis, William O Cepurna, Tiffany E Choe, Diana C Lozano, Ashley Monfared, Lauren Cooper, Joshua Cheng, Elaine C Johnson, John C Morrison
Glaucomatous axon injury occurs at the level of the optic nerve head (ONH) in response to uncontrolled intraocular pressure (IOP). The temporal response of ONH astrocytes (glial cells responsible for axonal support) to elevated IOP remains unknown. Here, we evaluate the response of actin-based astrocyte extensions and integrin-based signaling within the ONH to 8 hours of IOP elevation in a rat model. IOP elevation of 60 mm Hg was achieved under isoflurane anesthesia using anterior chamber cannulation connected to a saline reservoir...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891552/enteric-glial-cells-are-susceptible-to-clostridium-difficile-toxin-b
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Katia Fettucciari, Pamela Ponsini, Davide Gioè, Lara Macchioni, Camilla Palumbo, Elisabetta Antonelli, Stefano Coaccioli, Vincenzo Villanacci, Lanfranco Corazzi, Pierfrancesco Marconi, Gabrio Bassotti
Clostridium difficile causes nosocomial/antibiotic-associated diarrhoea and pseudomembranous colitis. The major virulence factors are toxin A and toxin B (TcdB), which inactivate GTPases by monoglucosylation, leading to cytopathic (cytoskeleton alteration, cell rounding) and cytotoxic effects (cell-cycle arrest, apoptosis). C. difficile toxins breaching the intestinal epithelial barrier can act on underlying cells, enterocytes, colonocytes, and enteric neurons, as described in vitro and in vivo, but until now no data have been available on enteric glial cell (EGC) susceptibility...
November 28, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886392/deregulated-expression-of-ezh2-in-congenital-brainstem-disconnection
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P G Barth, E Aronica, S Fox, K Fluiter, M A J Weterman, A Poretti, D C Miller, E Boltshauser, B Harding, M Santi, F Baas
Congenital brainstem disconnection (CBSD) is an enigmatic embryo-fetal defect presenting as (sub)total absence of a segment between mesencephalon and lower brainstem. Rostro-caudal limits of the defect vary while the basal pons is always involved and the cerebellum is globally hypoplastic. A recent update and review[1] lists 14 cases, including 3 brain autopsy studies[1-3]. Necrosis and glial- or inflammatory reactions were absent. Inferior olivary nuclei were small or absent, pontine nuclei depleted, and the cerebellar dentate nuclei dysplastic...
November 25, 2016: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885959/bone-marrow-stromal-cell-sheets-may-promote-axonal-regeneration-and-functional-recovery-with-suppression-of-glial-scar-formation-after-spinal-cord-transection-injury-in-rats
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Akinori Okuda, Noriko Horii-Hayashi, Takayo Sasagawa, Takamasa Shimizu, Hideki Shigematsu, Eiichiro Iwata, Yasuhiko Morimoto, Keisuke Masuda, Munehisa Koizumi, Manabu Akahane, Mayumi Nishi, Yasuhito Tanaka
OBJECTIVE Transplantation of bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) is a theoretical potential as a therapeutic strategy in the treatment of spinal cord injury (SCI). Although a scaffold is sometimes used for retaining transplanted cells in damaged tissue, it is also known to induce redundant immunoreactions during the degradation processes. In this study, the authors prepared cell sheets made of BMSCs, which are transplantable without a scaffold, and investigated their effects on axonal regeneration, glial scar formation, and functional recovery in a completely transected SCI model in rats...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884342/optimizing-neurogenic-potential-of-enteric-neurospheres-for-treatment-of-neurointestinal-diseases
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Lily S Cheng, Hannah K Graham, Wei Hua Pan, Nandor Nagy, Alfonso Carreon-Rodriguez, Allan M Goldstein, Ryo Hotta
BACKGROUND: Enteric neurospheres derived from postnatal intestine represent a promising avenue for cell replacement therapy to treat Hirschsprung disease and other neurointestinal diseases. We describe a simple method to improve the neuronal yield of spontaneously formed gut-derived neurospheres. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Enteric neurospheres were formed from the small and large intestines of mouse and human subjects. Neurosphere size, neural crest cell content, cell migration, neuronal differentiation, and neuronal proliferation in culture were analyzed...
December 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881779/allergic-inflammation-leads-to-neuropathic-pain-via-glial-cell-activation
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Ryo Yamasaki, Takayuki Fujii, Bing Wang, Katsuhisa Masaki, Mizuho A Kido, Mari Yoshida, Takuya Matsushita, Jun-Ichi Kira
: Allergic and atopic disorders have increased over the past few decades and have been associated with neuropsychiatric conditions, such as autism spectrum disorder and asthmatic amyotrophy. Myelitis presenting with neuropathic pain can occur in patients with atopic disorder; however, the relationship between allergic inflammation and neuropathic pain, and the underlying mechanism, remains to be established. We studied whether allergic inflammation affects the spinal nociceptive system...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879019/screening-for-alk-abnormalities-in-central-nervous-system-metastases-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-alk-abnormalities-in-cns-metastases-of-nsclc
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Marcin Nicoś, Bożena Jarosz, Paweł Krawczyk, Kamila Wojas-Krawczyk, Tomasz Kucharczyk, Marek Sawicki, Juliusz Pankowski, Tomasz Trojanowski, Janusz Milanowski
Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene rearrangement was reported in 3-7% of primary non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and its presence is commonly associated with adenocarcinoma (AD) type and non-smoking history. ALK tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) such as crizotinib, alectinib and ceritinib showed efficiency in patients with primary NSCLC harboring ALK gene rearrangement. Moreover, response to ALK TKIs was observed in central nervous system (CNS) metastatic lesions of NSCLC. However, there are no reports concerning the frequency of ALK rearrangement in CNS metastases...
November 23, 2016: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876652/isoflurane-exposure-leads-to-apoptosis-of-neurons-and-oligodendrocytes-in-20-and-40-day-old-rhesus-macaques
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Katie J Schenning, Kevin K Noguchi, Lauren Drew Martin, Francesca M Manzella, Omar H Cabrera, Gregory A Dissen, Ansgar M Brambrink
Previously we reported that a 5-hour exposure of 6-day-old (P6) rhesus macaques to isoflurane triggers robust neuron and oligodendrocyte apoptosis. In an attempt to further describe the window of vulnerability to anesthetic neurotoxicity, we exposed P20 and P40 rhesus macaques to 5h of isoflurane anesthesia or no exposure (control animals). Brains were collected 3h later and examined immunohistochemically to analyze neuronal and glial apoptosis. Brains exposed to isoflurane displayed neuron and oligodendrocyte apoptosis distributed throughout cortex and white matter, respectively...
November 19, 2016: Neurotoxicology and Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869805/engineered-human-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-intestinal-tissues-with-a-functional-enteric-nervous-system
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Michael J Workman, Maxime M Mahe, Stephen Trisno, Holly M Poling, Carey L Watson, Nambirajan Sundaram, Ching-Fang Chang, Jacqueline Schiesser, Philippe Aubert, Edouard G Stanley, Andrew G Elefanty, Yuichiro Miyaoka, Mohammad A Mandegar, Bruce R Conklin, Michel Neunlist, Samantha A Brugmann, Michael A Helmrath, James M Wells
The enteric nervous system (ENS) of the gastrointestinal tract controls many diverse functions, including motility and epithelial permeability. Perturbations in ENS development or function are common, yet there is no human model for studying ENS-intestinal biology and disease. We used a tissue-engineering approach with embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) to generate human intestinal tissue containing a functional ENS. We recapitulated normal intestinal ENS development by combining human-PSC-derived neural crest cells (NCCs) and developing human intestinal organoids (HIOs)...
November 21, 2016: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862631/microglia-show-altered-morphology-and-reduced-arborisation-in-human-brain-during-aging-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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Danielle S Davies, Jolande Ma, Thuvarahan Jegathees, And Claire Goldsbury
Changes in microglia function are involved in Alzheimer's disease (AD) for which ageing is the major risk factor. We evaluated microglial cell process morphologies and their grey matter coverage (arborized area) during ageing and in the presence and absence of AD pathology in autopsied human neocortex. Microglial cell processes were reduced in length, showed less branching and reduced arborized area with aging (case range 52-98 yrs). This occurred during normal ageing and without microglia dystrophy or changes in cell density...
November 14, 2016: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861333/isolated-neurosarcoidosis-mimicking-multifocal-meningiomas-a-diagnosis-pitfall-a-case-report
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Kun Wang, Xiaoying He, Wei Wang, Huanjiang Niu, Yirong Wang, Xiujun Cai, Shuxu Yang
INTRODUCTION: Neurosarcoidosis accounts for approximately 5% of the sarcoidosis, which develops exclusively in the nervous system and is always difficult to diagnose. We describe a rare case of isolated neurosarcoidosis mimicking as multifocal meningiomas. A 27-year-old male was admitted to our hospital with a history of unconsciousness and convulsion 1 month ago, which was suspected as a seizure. The results showed no abnormalities in complete blood count; serum electrolytes; erythrocyte sedimentation rate and ultrasonography of the liver, pancreas, spleen, kidney and parotid gland, and so on...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858532/tracking-the-evolution-of-epialleles-during-neural-differentiation-and-brain-development-d-aspartate-oxidase-as-a-model-gene
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Ermanno Florio, Simona Keller, Lorena Coretti, Ornella Affinito, Giovanni Scala, Francesco Errico, Annalisa Fico, Francesca Boscia, Maria Josè Sisalli, Mafalda Giovanna Reccia, Gennaro Miele, Antonella Monticelli, Antonella Scorziello, Francesca Lembo, Luca Colucci-D'Amato, Gabriella Minchiotti, Vittorio Enrico Avvedimento, Alessandro Usiello, Sergio Cocozza, Lorenzo Chiariotti
We performed ultra-deep methylation analysis at single molecule level of the promoter region of developmentally regulated D-Aspartate oxidase (Ddo), as a model gene, during brain development and embryonic stem cell neural differentiation. Single molecule methylation analysis enabled us to establish the effective epiallele composition within mixed or pure brain cell populations. In this framework, an epiallele is defined as a specific combination of methylated CpG within Ddo locus and can represent the epigenetic haplotype revealing a cell-to-cell methylation heterogeneity...
November 18, 2016: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856275/rnaseq-profiling-of-primary-microglia-and-astrocyte-cultures-in-near-term-ovine-fetus-a-glial-in-vivo-in-vitro-multi-hit-paradigm-in-large-mammalian-brain
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M Cortes, M Cao, H L Liu, P Burns, C Moore, G Fecteau, A Desrochers, L B Barreiro, J P Antel, M G Frasch
BACKGROUND: The chronically instrumented fetal sheep is a widely used animal model to study fetal brain development in health and disease, but no methods exist yet to interrogate dedicated brain cell populations to identify their molecular and genomic phenotype. For example, the molecular mechanisms whereby microglia or astrocytes contribute to inflammation in the brain remain incompletely understood. NEW METHOD: Here we present a protocol to derive primary pure microglial or astrocyte cultures from near-term fetal sheep brain, after the animals have been chronically instrumented and studied in vivo...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847933/the-role-of-s100b-protein-as-a-potential-marker-in-affective-disorders
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Aleksandra Rajewska-Rager, Magdalena Pawlaczyk
INTRODUCTION: Both recurrent depressive disorders and affective bipolar disorders are characterized by the changes in glial tissue. S100B protein is a calcium-binding molecule, mainly secreted by glial cells, which, depending on its concentration, has a trophic or toxic effect on neuronal cells. In the recent years, due to the postulated glial hypothesis of affective disorders and the ideas concerning brain neuroplasticity, there has been a growing interest in S100B protein and its role in affective disorders...
2016: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842570/nitric-oxide-and-cytokine-production-by-glial-cells-exposed-in-vitro-to-neuropathogenic-schistosome-trichobilharzia-regenti
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Tomáš Macháček, Lucie Panská, Hana Dvořáková, Petr Horák
BACKGROUND: Helminth neuroinfections represent a serious health problem, but host immune mechanisms in the nervous tissue often remain undiscovered. This study aims at in vitro characterization of the response of murine astrocytes and microglia exposed to Trichobilharzia regenti which is a neuropathogenic schistosome migrating through the central nervous system of vertebrate hosts. Trichobilharzia regenti infects birds and mammals in which it may cause severe neuromotor impairment. This study was focused on astrocytes and microglia as these are immunocompetent cells of the nervous tissue and their activation was recently observed in T...
November 14, 2016: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836802/effects-of-dimethyl-sulfoxide-on-the-morphology-and-viability-of-primary-cultured-neurons-and-astrocytes
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Chen Zhang, Yuanying Deng, Hongmei Dai, Wenjuan Zhou, Jing Tian, Guoying Bing, Lingling Zhao
BACKGROUND: Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) is a widely used solvent and vehicle for in vivo and in vitro administration of test compounds. Effects of DMSO independent of the test compound, such as in studies examining morphological plasticity or neurotoxic responses, may lead to spurious results. AIM: To investigate effects of DMSO concentration ([DMSO]) on morphology and survival of primary cultured neurons and astrocytes. METHODS: Primary cultured neurons and astrocytes were treated with 0...
November 9, 2016: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836239/atypical-antipsychotic-treatment-increases-glial-cell-line-derived-neurotrophic-factor-serum-levels-in-drug-free-schizophrenic-patients-along-with-improvement-of-psychotic-symptoms-and-therapeutic-effects
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Wenhuan Xiao, Fei Ye, Li Ma, Xiaowei Tang, Jin Li, Hui Dong, Weiwei Sha, Xiaobin Zhang
Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) plays an increasingly vital role in the pathogenesis of neuropsychiatric illnesses. Antipsychotic medications were shown to stimulate GDNF secretion from C6 glioma cells. The aims of this study were to investigate the serum concentration of GDNF, to monitor the therapeutic effect of atypical antipsychotics related to GDNF levels in drug-free schizophrenia patients, and to examine these levels in relation to psychotic symptoms. We recruited 138 drug-free schizophrenic patients and compared them with 77 matched healthy subjects...
November 3, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832276/topical-treatment-with-bromfenac-reduces-retinal-gliosis-and-inflammation-after-optic-nerve-crush
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Giuseppe Rovere, Francisco M Nadal-Nicolás, Paloma Sobrado-Calvo, David García-Bernal, Maria Paz Villegas-Pérez, Manuel Vidal-Sanz, Marta Agudo-Barriuso
Purpose: To study the effect of topical administration of bromfenac, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), on retinal gliosis and levels of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) after complete optic nerve crush (ONC). Methods: Adult albino rats were divided into the following groups (n = 8 retinas/group): (1) intact, (2) intact and bromfenac treatment (twice a day during 7 days), (3) ONC (7 days), and (4) ONC (7 days) + bromfenac treatment (twice a day during 7 days)...
November 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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