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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809399/evidence-for-newly-generated-interneurons-in-the-basolateral-amygdala-of-adult-mice
#1
D J Jhaveri, A Tedoldi, S Hunt, R Sullivan, N R Watts, J M Power, P F Bartlett, P Sah
New neurons are continually generated from the resident populations of precursor cells in selective niches of the adult mammalian brain such as the hippocampal dentate gyrus and the olfactory bulb. However, whether such cells are present in the adult amygdala, and their neurogenic capacity, is not known. Using the neurosphere assay, we demonstrate that a small number of precursor cells, the majority of which express Achaete-scute complex homolog 1 (Ascl1), are present in the basolateral amygdala (BLA) of the adult mouse...
August 15, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806398/lysine-52-stabilizes-the-myc-oncoprotein-through-an-scf-fbxw7-independent-mechanism
#2
J De Melo, S S Kim, C Lourenco, L Z Penn
The oncogenic transcription factor c-MYC (MYC) is deregulated and often overexpressed in more than 50% of cancers. MYC deregulation is associated with poor prognosis and aggressive disease, suggesting that the development of therapeutic inhibitors targeting MYC would markedly impact patient outcome. MYC is highly regulated, with a protein and mRNA half-life of ~30 min. The most extensively studied pathway regulating MYC protein stability involves ubiquitylation and proteasomal degradation mediated by the E3-ligase, SCF(Fbxw7)...
August 14, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800207/optically-derived-metabolic-and-hemodynamic-parameters-predict-hippocampal-neurogenesis-in-the-btbr-mouse-model-of-autism
#3
David Abookasis, Danit Lerman, Hava Roth, Mati Tfilin, Gadi Turgeman
In the present study, we made use of dual-wavelength laser speckle imaging (DW-LSI) to assess cerebral blood flow in the BTBR genetic mouse model of Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as control (C57Bl/6J) mice. Since the deficits in social behavior demonstrated by BTBR mice are attributed to changes in neural tissue structure and function, we postulated that these changes can be detected optically using DW-LSI. BTBR mice demonstrated reductions in both cerebral blood flow (CBF) and cerebral oxygen metabolism (CMRO2 ), as suggested by studies using conventional neuroimaging technologies to reflect impaired neuronal activation and cognitive function...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780644/immunopotentiator-thymosin-alpha-1-promotes-neurogenesis-and-cognition-in-the-developing-mouse-via-a-systemic-th1-bias
#4
Ge Wang, Fen He, Yunlong Xu, Yuwei Zhang, Xiao Wang, Chunhua Zhou, Yihong Huang, Juntao Zou
In early life, the immune system plays an essential role in brain development. In our study, the immunopotentiator thymosin alpha-1 (Ta1) was peripherally administered to neonatal mice to explore whether the peripheral immunopotentiator affects neurodevelopment and cognition, and to further investigate the relevant mechanism. Compared with the control group, the Ta1 mice displayed better cognitive abilities in early life. The numbers of 5-bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU)+, nestin+, T-box transcription factor 2 (Tbr2)+, BrdU+/doublecortin (DCX)+, BrdU+/ionized calcium-binding adaptor molecule 1 (Iba1)+, and BrdU+/neuronal nuclei (NeuN)+ cells in the hippocampus were increased in the Ta1 group, accompanied by increased interleukin-4 (IL-4), interferon-gamma, brain-derived neurotrophic factor, nerve growth factor, and insulin-like growth factor-1 as well as decreased IL-6 and tumor necrosis factor-α...
August 5, 2017: Neuroscience Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770438/differential-effects-of-low-and-high-dose-zinc-supplementation-on-synaptic-plasticity-and-neurogenesis-in-the-hippocampus-of-control-and-high-fat-diet-fed-mice
#5
Sung Min Nam, Jong Whi Kim, Hyun Jung Kwon, Dae Young Yoo, Hyo Young Jung, Dae Won Kim, In Koo Hwang, Je Kyung Seong, Yeo Sung Yoon
In the present study, we investigated the concentration-dependent effect of zinc (Zn) supplementation on the adult hippocampus in a high-fat diet (HFD)-fed obese mouse model. Four-weeks after HFD- and control diet (CD)-feeding, mice were provided with low (15 ppm) or high (60 ppm) doses of Zn in their drinking water for additional 4 more weeks along with their respective diets. Compared to the CD-fed mice, HFD-feeding elicited the reduction of neurogenic markers such as nestin, Ki67, doublecortin (DCX), and 5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine (BrdU) in the dentate gyrus...
August 2, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766905/evidence-for-reduced-neurogenesis-in-the-aging-human-hippocampus-despite-stable-stem-cell-markers
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Kathryn J Mathews, Katherine M Allen, Danny Boerrigter, Helen Ball, Cynthia Shannon Weickert, Kay L Double
Reduced neurogenesis in the aging mammalian hippocampus has been linked to cognitive deficits and increased risk of dementia. We utilized postmortem human hippocampal tissue from 26 subjects aged 18-88 years to investigate changes in expression of six genes representing different stages of neurogenesis across the healthy adult lifespan. Progressive and significant decreases in mRNA levels of the proliferation marker Ki67 (MKI67) and the immature neuronal marker doublecortin (DCX) were found in the healthy human hippocampus over the lifespan...
August 1, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764934/effects-of-anterior-thalamic-nuclei-deep-brain-stimulation-on-neurogenesis-in-epileptic-and-healthy-rats
#7
Ying-Chuan Chen, Lin Shi, Guan-Yu Zhu, Xiu Wang, De-Feng Liu, Yu-Ye Liu, Yin Jiang, Xin Zhang, Jian-Guo Zhang
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of anterior thalamic nuclei (ANT) deep brain stimulation (DBS) in mitigating epileptic seizures has been established. Though the neuroprotection of ANT-DBS has been illustrated, the seizure mitigating mechanism of ANT-DBS has not been thoroughly elucidated. In particular, the effect of ANT-DBS on neurogenesis has not been reported previously. METHOD: Thirty-two male Sprague Dawley rats were randomly assigned to the following groups: sham-DBS-healthy (HL) (n=8), DBS-HL (n=8), sham-DBS-epilepsy (EP) (n=8) and DBS-EP (n=8)...
July 29, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757249/seasonal-and-sex-differences-in-cell-proliferation-neurogenesis-and-cell-death-within-the-dentate-gyrus-of-adult-wild-caught-meadow-voles
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Mark D Spritzer, Alyssa W Panning, Shannon M Engelman, W Tyler Prince, Alexander E Casler, Joanna E Georgakas, Eliza C B Jaeger, Laura R Nelson, Ethan A Roy, Benjamin A Wagner
Past research indicates that female meadow voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus) show decreased neurogenesis within the hippocampus during the breeding season relative to the non-breeding season, whereas male voles show no such seasonal changes. We expanded upon these results by quantifying a variety of endogenous cell proliferation and neurogenesis markers in wild-caught voles. Adult male and female voles were captured in the summer (breeding season) or fall (non-breeding season), and blood samples and brain tissue were collected...
July 28, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751854/neurogenic-processes-are-induced-by-very-short-periods-of-voluntary-wheel-running-in-male-mice
#9
Teresa Gremmelspacher, Johannes Gerlach, Alix Hubbe, Carola A Haas, Ute Häussler
Even in the adult mammalian brain progenitor cells proliferate and give rise to young neurons which integrate into the neuronal network. The dentate gyrus possesses such a neurogenic niche reactive to external stimuli like physical activity. In most studies mice or rats have been exposed to wheel running for periods of several weeks to activate neurogenesis while early neurogenic processes induced by very short running periods are less well understood. To address this issue, we allowed male C57Bl/6 mice free access to a running wheel for 2 or 7 days...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739678/meis-homeodomain-proteins-facilitate-parp1-artd1-mediated-eviction-of-histone-h1
#10
Ann-Christin Hau, Britta Moyo Grebbin, Zsuzsa Agoston, Marie Anders-Maurer, Tamara Müller, Anja Groß, Jasmine Kolb, Julian D Langer, Claudia Döring, Dorothea Schulte
Pre-B-cell leukemia homeobox (PBX) and myeloid ecotropic viral integration site (MEIS) proteins control cell fate decisions in many physiological and pathophysiological contexts, but how these proteins function mechanistically remains poorly defined. Focusing on the first hours of neuronal differentiation of adult subventricular zone-derived stem/progenitor cells, we describe a sequence of events by which PBX-MEIS facilitates chromatin accessibility of transcriptionally inactive genes: In undifferentiated cells, PBX1 is bound to the H1-compacted promoter/proximal enhancer of the neuron-specific gene doublecortin (Dcx) Once differentiation is induced, MEIS associates with chromatin-bound PBX1, recruits PARP1/ARTD1, and initiates PARP1-mediated eviction of H1 from the chromatin fiber...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738875/effects-of-fty720-on-brain-neurogenic-niches-in-vitro-and-after-kainic-acid-induced-injury
#11
Raffaela Cipriani, Juan Carlos Chara, Alfredo Rodríguez-Antigüedad, Carlos Matute
BACKGROUND: FTY720 (fingolimod, Gilenya™) is an oral, blood-brain barrier (BBB)-passing drug approved as immunomodulatory treatment for relapsing-remitting form of the multiple sclerosis (MS). In addition, FTY720 exerts several effects in the central nervous system (CNS), ranging from neuroprotection to reduction of neuroinflammation. However, the neurogenic and oligodendrogenic potential of FTY720 has been poorly investigated. In this study, we assessed the effect of FTY720 on the production of new neurons and oligodendrocytes from neural stem/precursor cells both in vitro and in vivo...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713955/altered-axon-initial-segment-in-hippocampal-newborn-neurons-associated-with-recurrence-of-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-in-rats
#12
Tian-Tian Liu, Li Feng, Heng-Fang Liu, Yi Shu, Bo Xiao
Hippocampal neurogenesis in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) may result in alteration of the excitability of neurons, which contributes to spontaneous recurrent seizures. Axon initial segment (AIS) structural and functional plasticity is important in the control of neuronal excitability. It remains to be elucidated whether the plasticity of AIS occurs in hippocampal newly‑generated neurons that are involved in recurrent seizures following pilocarpine‑induced status epilepticus (SE). The present study first established a pilocarpine‑induced TLE rat model to assess the features of newborn neurons and AIS plasticity alterations using double immunofluorescence staining of Ankyrin G and doublecortin (DCX)...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707040/non-invasive-remote-ischemic-postconditioning-stimulates-neurogenesis-during-the-recovery-phase-after-cerebral-ischemia
#13
Dan Huang, Honghong Liu, Yun Qu, Pu Wang
Ischemic postconditioning (IPostC) has been reported to have neuroprotection against ischemic diseases, and one cycle of IPostC induces neurogenesis when treated nearby. To expanding these effects, we explored the effects of repetitively remote IPostC (NRIPostC) on neurogenesis in the subgranular zone (SGZ) and subentricular zone (SVZ) during stroke recovery. Animals underwent transient cerebral ischemia were treated with vehicle or NRIPostC immediately after reperfusion. Neurological severity scores, infarct size, neurogenesis, and protein expression levels of nestin and GFAP were quantified at 3d, 7d, 14d, 21d and 28d post-ischemia...
July 13, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701917/distinct-features-of-doublecortin-as-a-marker-of-neuronal-migration-and-its-implications-in-cancer-cell-mobility
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Abiola A Ayanlaja, Ye Xiong, Yue Gao, GuangQuan Ji, Chuanxi Tang, Zamzam Abdikani Abdullah, DianShuai Gao
Neuronal migration is a critical process in the development of the nervous system. Defects in the migration of the neurons are associated with diseases like lissencephaly, subcortical band heterotopia (SBH), and pachygyria. Doublecortin (DCX) is an essential factor in neurogenesis and mutations in this protein impairs neuronal migration leading to several pathological conditions. Although, DCX is capable of modulating and stabilizing microtubules (MTs) to ensure effective migration, the mechanisms involved in executing these functions remain poorly understood...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701724/dynamic-microtubule-association-of-doublecortin-x-dcx-is-regulated-by-its-c-terminus
#15
Maryam Moslehi, Dominic C H Ng, Marie A Bogoyevitch
Doublecortin X (DCX), known to be essential for neuronal migration and cortical layering in the developing brain, is a 40 kDa microtubule (MT)-associated protein. DCX directly interacts with MTs via its two structured doublecortin (DC) domains, but the dynamics of this association and the possible regulatory roles played by the flanking unstructured regions remain poorly defined. Here, we employ quantitative fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP) protocols in living cells to reveal that DCX shows remarkably rapid and complete exchange within the MT network but that the removal of the C-terminal region significantly slows this exchange...
July 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693243/rt-qpcr-for-phox2b-mrna-is-a-highly-specific-and-sensitive-method-to-assess-neuroblastoma-minimal-residual-disease-in-testicular-tissue
#16
Victoria Grèze, Justyna Kanold, Fanny Chambon, Pascale Halle, Anne-Sophie Gremeau, Nathalie Rives, Nadège Rouel, Bruno Pereira, Andrei Tchirkov, Florence Brugnon
Neuroblastoma (NB) is the most common type of extracranial solid tumor in children with a high prevalence in toddlers. For childhood cancer survivors, preservation of reproductive potential is an important factor for quality of life. The optimization of NB minimal residual disease (MRD) detection in testicular tissue is crucial to evaluate the risk of malignant cell reintroduction. The first step in the present study was to assess the accuracy of reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) to detect tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), paired-like homeobox 2b (PHOX2B) and doublecortin (DCX) mRNA expression in frozen/thawed testicular tissues of patients with non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA) contaminated (in vitro model) with an increasing number of IMR-32 and SK-N-SH NB cells...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691208/transcriptomic-profile-analysis-of-mouse-neural-tube-development-by-rna-seq
#17
Juan Yu, Jianbing Mu, Qian Guo, Lihong Yang, Juan Zhang, Zhizhen Liu, Baofeng Yu, Ting Zhang, Jun Xie
The neural tube is the primordium of the central nervous system (CNS) in which its development is not entirely clear. Understanding the cellular and molecular basis of neural tube development could, therefore, provide vital clues to the mechanism of neural tube defects (NTDs). Here, we investigated the gene expression profiles of three different time points (embryonic day (E) 8.5, 9.5 and 10.5) of mouse neural tube by using RNA-seq approach. About 391 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were screened during mouse neural tube development, including 45 DEGs involved in CNS development, among which Bmp2, Ascl1, Olig2, Lhx1, Wnt7b and Eomes might play the important roles...
July 10, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687505/xiaochaihutang-attenuates-depressive-anxiety-like-behaviors-of-social-isolation-reared-mice-by-regulating-monoaminergic-system-neurogenesis-and-bdnf-expression
#18
Jie Ma, Fang Wang, Jingyu Yang, Yingxu Dong, Guangyue Su, Kuo Zhang, Xing Pan, Ping Ma, Tingshuo Zhou, Chunfu Wu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Xiaochaihutang (XCHT), as a classical herbal formula for the treatment of "Shaoyang syndrome" has been demonstrated to exert an antidepressant effect in multiple animal models of depression as shown in our previous studies. However, the effects of XCHT on social isolation (SI)-reared mice have not been investigated. This study aims to explore the effects of XCHT on depressive/anxiety-like behaviors of SI-reared mice, and its implicated mechanisms, including alterations in the monoaminergic system, neurogenesis and neurotrophin expression...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686814/early-survival-and-delayed-death-of-developmentally-born-dentate-gyrus-neurons
#19
Shaina P Cahill, Ru Qi Yu, Dylan Green, Evgenia V Todorova, Jason S Snyder
The storage and persistence of memories depends on plasticity in the hippocampus. Adult neurogenesis produces new neurons that mature through critical periods for plasticity and cellular survival, which determine their contributions to learning and memory. However, most granule neurons are generated prior to adulthood; the maturational timecourse of these neurons is poorly understood compared to adult-born neurons but is essential to identify how the dentate gyrus (DG), as a whole, contributes to behavior. To characterize neurons born in the early postnatal period, we labeled DG neurons born on postnatal day 6 (P6) with BrdU and quantified maturation and survival across early (1 hr to 8 weeks old) and late (2-6 months old) cell ages...
July 7, 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680394/abnormal-development-of-dendrites-in-adult-born-rat-hippocampal-granule-cells-induced-by-cyclophosphamide
#20
Lin Wu, Dandan Guo, Qi Liu, Fei Gao, Xiaochen Wang, Xueying Song, Fuwu Wang, Ren-Zhi Zhan
Although development of cognitive decline in cancer patients who receive chemotherapy is common, the underlying mechanism(s) remains to be identified. As abnormalities in adult hippocampal neurogenesis may serve as substrate for cognitive dysfunction, the present study examines the effect of cyclophosphamide (CPP), a widely prescribed chemotherapeutic agent, on dendritic development of adult-born hippocampal granule cells in the rat. CPP was intraperitoneally injected into male Sprague-Dawley rats once a week for four consecutive weeks...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
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