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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631256/vulnerability-to-a-metabolic-challenge-following-perinatal-asphyxia-evaluated-by-organotypic-cultures-neonatal-nicotinamide-treatment
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R Perez-Lobos, C Lespay-Rebolledo, A Tapia-Bustos, E Palacios, V Vío, D Bustamante, P Morales, M Herrera-Marschitz
The hypothesis of enhanced vulnerability following perinatal asphyxia was investigated with a protocol combining in vivo and in vitro experiments. Asphyxia-exposed (AS) (by 21 min water immersion of foetuses containing uterine horns) and caesarean-delivered control (CS) rat neonates were used at P2-3 for preparing triple organotypic cultures (substantia nigra, neostriatum and neocortex). At DIV 18, cultures were exposed to different concentrations of H2O2 (0.25-45 mM), added to the culture medium for 18 h...
June 19, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629018/the-bone-building-blues-self-hardening-copper-doped-calcium-phosphate-cement-and-its-in-vitro-assessment-against-mammalian-cells-and-bacteria
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Julietta V Rau, Victoria M Wu, Valerio Graziani, Inna V Fadeeva, Alexander S Fomin, Marco Fosca, Vuk Uskoković
A blue calcium phosphate cement with optimal self-hardening properties was synthesized by doping whitlockite (β-TCP) with copper ions. The mechanism and the kinetics of the cement solidification process were studied using energy dispersive X-ray diffraction and it was found out that hardening was accompanied by the phase transition from TCP to brushite. Reduced lattice parameters in all crystallographic directions resulting from the rather low (1:180) substitution rate of copper for calcium was consistent with the higher ionic radius of the latter...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625489/diosmin-reduces-chronic-constriction-injury-induced-neuropathic-pain-in-mice
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Mariana M Bertozzi, Ana C Rossaneis, Victor Fattori, Daniela T Longhi-Balbinot, Andressa Freitas, Fernando Q Cunha, José C Alves-Filho, Thiago M Cunha, Rubia Casagrande, Waldiceu A Verri
Injury or dysfunction of somatosensory system induces a complex syndrome called neuropathic pain, which still needs adequate pharmacological control. The current pharmacological treatments were in part developed from natural compounds. Flavonoids are natural polyphenolic molecules presenting varied biological activities and low toxicity. The flavonoid diosmin is a safe compound with good tolerability and low toxicity. This study evaluated the antinociceptive effect of diosmin in the sciatic nerve chronic constriction injury (CCI)-induced neuropathic pain model...
June 15, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620279/interleukin-6-deficiency-attenuates-retinal-ganglion-cell-axonopathy-and-glaucoma-related-vision-loss
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Franklin D Echevarria, Cathryn R Formichella, Rebecca M Sappington
The pleotropic cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6) is implicated in retinal ganglion cell (RGC) survival and degeneration, including that associated with glaucoma. IL-6 protects RGCs from pressure-induced apoptosis in vitro. However, it is unknown how IL-6 impacts glaucomatous degeneration in vivo. To study how IL-6 influences glaucomatous RGC axonopathy, accompanying glial reactivity, and resultant deficits in visual function, we performed neural tracing, histological, and neurobehavioral assessments in wildtype (B6;129SF2/J; WT) and IL-6 knock-out mice (B6;129S2-IL6(t)(m1kopf)/J; IL-6-/-) after 8 weeks of unilateral or bilateral microbead-induced glaucoma (microbead occlusion model)...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619074/novel-oligodendroglial-alpha-synuclein-viral-vector-models-of-multiple-system-atrophy-studies-in-rodents-and-nonhuman-primates
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Ronald J Mandel, David J Marmion, Deniz Kirik, Yaping Chu, Clifford Heindel, Thomas McCown, Steven J Gray, Jeffrey H Kordower
Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a horrible and unrelenting neurodegenerative disorder with an uncertain etiology and pathophysiology. MSA is a unique proteinopathy in which alpha-synuclein (α-syn) accumulates preferentially in oligodendroglia rather than neurons. Glial cytoplasmic inclusions (GCIs) of α-syn are thought to elicit changes in oligodendrocyte function, such as reduced neurotrophic support and demyelination, leading to neurodegeneration. To date, only a murine model using one of three promoters exist to study this disease...
June 16, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616910/-effects-of-limb-ischemic-postconditioning-on-behavioral-improvement-and-proliferation-of-neural-cells-in-rats-with-transient-cerebral-ischemia
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Dan Huang, Hong-Hong Liu, Zhen Yang, Yun Qu
OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of non-invasive limb ischemic postconditioning (NLIP) on the behavioral performance and the expression and distribution of neural cells in rats with ischemic cortex. METHODS: Rats were randomly divided into 3 groups: sham group (n=10), ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) group (n=50), and NLIP group (n=50). Focal cerebral ischemia was induced by intraluminal MCAO in the rats in the I/R and NLIP groups, while no suture was inserted in the sham-operated rats...
May 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615629/effect-of-microgravity-on-aromatase-expression-in-sertoli-cells
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Elisa Cirelli, Emanuela De Domenico, Flavia Botti, Renato Massoud, Raffaele Geremia, Paola Grimaldi
Cytochrome P450-aromatase catalyzes estrogen biosynthesis from C19 steroids. In the testis, Sertoli cells express P450-aromatase and represent the primary source of estrogen during prepuberal age. This study focused on the effect of simulated microgravity (SM) on aromatase expression in primary mouse Sertoli cells. When cultured in Rotary Cell Culture System (RCCS), Sertoli cells, formed multicellular three dimensional spheroids (3D). Biological properties were first analyzed in terms of viability, cell cycle, expression of cytoskeletal components and growth factors in comparison to Sertoli cells cultured in spheroids at unit gravity (G)...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615336/prevention-and-reversal-of-latent-sensitization-of-dorsal-horn-neurons-by-glial-blockers-in-a-model-of-low-back-pain-in-male-rats
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Juanjuan Zhang, Siegfried Mense, Rolf-Detlef Treede, Ulrich Hoheisel
In an animal model of non-specific low back pain, recordings from dorsal horn neurons were made to investigate the influence of glial cells in the central sensitization process. To induce a latent sensitization of the neurons, nerve growth factor (NGF) was injected into the multifidus muscle; the manifest sensitization to a second NGF injection 5 days later was used as a read-out. The sensitization manifested in increased resting activity and in an increased proportion of neurons responding to stimulation of deep somatic tissues...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608355/-neuronal-glycolipids-regulate-glial-cell-division-negatively-during-development-and-following-a-lesion
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M Nieto-Sampedro, V C Muneton-Gomez
Glial cells in the central nervous system of adult mammals outnumber neurons 10-fold. Their number remains stationary throughout adulthood, controlled by the concomitant presence of mitogens and mitogen inhibitors. The most abundant inhibitor, neurostatin, is ganglioside GD1b O-acetylated on hydroxyl 9 of its outermost sialic acid. Neurostatin inhibited the proliferation of primary microglia and astroblasts in culture (cytostatic) as well as both rodent and human glioma cells (cytotoxic) at nanomolar concentrations...
June 16, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606756/lasting-retinal-injury-in-a-mouse-model-of-blast-induced-trauma
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Najiba Mammadova, Shivani Ghaisas, Gary Zenitsky, Donald S Sakaguchi, Anumantha G Kanthasamy, Justin J Greenlee, M Heather West Greenlee
Traumatic brain injury due to blast exposure is currently the most prevalent of war injuries. Although secondary ocular blast injuries due to flying debris are more common, primary ocular blast exposure resulting from blast wave pressure has been reported among survivors of explosions, but with limited understanding of the resulting retinal pathologies. Using a compressed air-driven shock tube system, adult male and female C57BL/6 mice were exposed to blast wave pressure of 300 kPa (43.5 psi) per day for 3 successive days, and euthanized 30 days after injury...
July 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598192/evaluation-of-a-human-neural-stem-cell-culture-method-for-prediction-of-the-neurotoxicity-of-anti-epileptics
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Abdal-Jabbar Al-Rubai, Peter Wigmore, Margaret K Pratten
Human neural stem cells have been proposed as an in vitro model to predict neurotoxicity. In this study, the potential of in vitro cultures of human-derived neurospheres to predict the effects of various anti-epileptic drugs (sodium valproate, phenytoin, carbamazepine and phenobarbitone) was evaluated. In general, these drugs had no significant effects on cell viability, total cellular protein, and neuronal process length at low doses, but at high doses these parameters were reduced significantly. Therapeutic doses of sodium valproate and phenytoin had a clear effect on neurosphere size and cell migration, with a significant reduction in both parameters when compared with the control group...
May 2017: Alternatives to Laboratory Animals: ATLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597918/inflammation-in-the-developing-rat-modulates-astroglial-reactivity-to-seizures-in-the-mature-brain
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Zuzanna Setkowicz, Emilia Kosonowska, Krzysztof Janeczko
Astrocytes participate in neuronal development and excitability, and produce factors enhancing or suppressing inflammatory processes occurring due to neurodegenerative diseases, such as epilepsy. Seizures, in turn, trigger the release of inflammatory mediators, causing structural and functional changes in the brain. Therefore, it appears reasonable to determine whether generalized inflammation at developmental periods can affect astrocyte reactivity to epileptic seizures occurring in the adult brain. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) was injected in 6- or 30-day-old rats (P6 or P30, respectively)...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592267/a-vaccine-with-a%C3%AE-oligomer-specific-mimotope-attenuates-cognitive-deficits-and-brain-pathologies-in-transgenic-mice-with-alzheimer-s-disease
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Shao-Wei Wang, Dong-Qun Liu, Ling-Xiao Zhang, Mei Ji, Yang-Xin Zhang, Quan-Xiu Dong, Shu-Ying Liu, Xi-Xiu Xie, Rui-Tian Liu
BACKGROUND: β-Amyloid peptide (Aβ) oligomers are initial factors used to induce Alzheimer's disease (AD) development, and Aβ monomers have normal physiological function. The antibodies or vaccines against Aβ monomers have serious problems, such as side effects and low curative effects. Therefore, it is essential to specifically target Aβ oligomers rather than monomers for the treatment of AD. METHODS: The mimotopes of Aβ oligomers were obtained by panning the phage-displayed random peptide libraries using oligomer-specific antibodies as targets and expressed on the surface of EBY100 Saccharomyces cerevisiae to generate yeast cell base vaccines...
June 7, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584969/the-effect-of-melatonin-on-gene-expression-of-calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-and-some-proinflammatory-mediators-in-patients-with-pure-menstrual-migraine
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Mohammad Ansari, Azam Karkhaneh, Asma Kheirollahi, Solaleh Emamgholipour, Mohammad Hessam Rafiee
The neuropeptide calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), a potent vasoactive and a marker of trigeminal inflammation, has been considered as an important mediator in various types of migraine such as pure menstrual migraine. Earlier studies have shown that CGRP can modulate the synthesis and release of other inflammatory factor including nitric oxide (NO) and interleukin-1beta (IL-1β) from trigeminal ganglion glial cells. Exogenous melatonin protects the tissues from inflammatory damages. The goal of this study was to determine the anti-inflammatory effects of melatonin on the CGRP expression, inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) activity, NO, and IL-1β release in cultured peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from pure menstrual migraine patients and healthy subjects...
June 5, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572767/glia-maturation-factor-and-mitochondrial-uncoupling-proteins-2-and-4-expression-in-the-temporal-cortex-of-alzheimer-s-disease-brain
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Ramasamy Thangavel, Duraisamy Kempuraj, Smita Zaheer, Sudhanshu Raikwar, Mohammad E Ahmed, Govindhasamy Pushpavathi Selvakumar, Shankar S Iyer, Asgar Zaheer
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by the presence of neuropathological lesions containing amyloid plaques (APs) and neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs). AD is associated with mitochondrial dysfunctions, neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration in the brain. We have previously demonstrated enhanced expression of the proinflammatory protein glia maturation factor (GMF) in glial cells near APs and NFTs in the AD brains. Parahippocampal gyrus consisting of entorhinal and perirhinal subdivisions of temporal cortex is the first brain region affected during AD pathogenesis...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567000/exosomes-from-nsc-34-cells-transfected-with-hsod1-g93a-are-enriched-in-mir-124-and-drive-alterations-in-microglia-phenotype
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Sara Pinto, Carolina Cunha, Marta Barbosa, Ana R Vaz, Dora Brites
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal adult-onset neurodegenerative disorder affecting motor neurons (MNs). Evidences indicate that ALS is a non-cell autonomous disease in which glial cells participate in both disease onset and progression. Exosomal transfer of mutant copper-zinc superoxide dismutase 1 (mSOD1) from cell-to-cell was suggested to contribute to disease dissemination. Data from our group and others showed that exosomes from activated cells contain inflammatory-related microRNAs (inflamma-miRNAs) that recapitulate the donor cell...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559136/intradiencephalon-injection-of-histamine-inhibited-the-recovery-of-locomotor-function-of-spinal-cord-injured-zebrafish
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Shu-Bing Huang, Hou-De Zhao, Lin-Fang Wang, Meng-Fei Sun, Ying-Li Zhu, Yi-Bo Wu, Yi-Da Xu, Shi-Xiao Peng, Chun Cui, Yan-Qin Shen
Human spinal cord injury (SCI) usually causes irreversible disability beneath the injured site due to poor neural regeneration. On the contrary, zebrafish show significant regenerative ability after SCI, thus is usually worked as an animal model for studying neuroregeneration. Most of the previous SCI studies focused on the local site of SCI, the supraspinal-derived signals were rarely mentioned. Here we showed that intradiencephalon injection of histamine (HA) inhibited the locomotor recovery in adult zebrafish post-SCI...
May 27, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558928/neun-immunoreactivity-in-the-brain-of-xenopus-laevis
#18
Shouichiro Saito, Takahiko Shiina, Yasutake Shimizu
Neuronal nuclear antigen (NeuN), discovered in mice brain cell nuclei by Mullen et al. (1992), is used as an excellent marker of post-mitotic neurons in vertebrates. In this study, the expression pattern of NeuN was examined in the Xenopus brain to explore phylogenetic differences in NeuN expression. Anti-NeuN antibody showed selective staining in mouse and Xenopus brain extracts, but the number and molecular weight of the bands differed in Western blotting analysis. In immunostaining, anti-NeuN antibody showed selective staining of neurons, but not glial cells, in the Xenopus brain...
May 13, 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552073/intrastriatal-injection-of-%C3%AE-synuclein-can-lead-to-widespread-synucleinopathy-independent-of-neuroanatomic-connectivity
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Zachary A Sorrentino, Mieu M T Brooks, Vincent Hudson, Nicola J Rutherford, Todd E Golde, Benoit I Giasson, Paramita Chakrabarty
BACKGROUND: Prionoid transmission of α-synuclein (αSyn) aggregates along neuroanatomically connected projections is posited to underlie disease progression in α-synucleinopathies. Here, we specifically wanted to study whether this prionoid progression occurs via direct inter-neuronal transfer and, if so, would intrastriatal injection of αSyn aggregates lead to nigral degeneration. METHODS: To test prionoid transmission of αSyn aggregates along the nigro-striatal pathway, we injected amyloidogenic αSyn aggregates into two different regions of the striatum of adult human wild type αSyn transgenic mice (Line M20) or non-transgenic (NTG) mice and aged for 4 months...
May 29, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542922/study-of-retinal-neurodegeneration-and-maculopathy-in-diabetic-meriones-shawi-a-particular-animal-model-with-human-like-macula
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Imane Hammoum, Maha Benlarbi, Ahmed Dellaa, Klaudia Szabó, Bulcsú Dékány, Dávid Csaba, Zsuzsanna Almási, Rozina I Hajdú, Rached Azaiz, Ridha Charefeddine, Ákos Lukáts, Rafika Benchouacha-Chekir
The purpose of this work was to evaluate a potentially useful animal model, Meriones shawi (M.sh) - developing metabolic X syndrome, diabetes and possessing a visual streak similar to human macula - in the study of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema (DME). Type 2 diabetes (T2D) was induced by high fat diet administration in M.sh. Body weights, blood glucose levels were monitored throughout the study. Diabetic retinal histopathology was evaluated 3 and 7 months after diabetes induction. Retinal thickness was measured, retinal cell types were labeled by immunohistochemistry and the number of stained elements were quantified...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
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