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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442357/dl-3-n-butylphthalide-promotes-neuroplasticity-and-motor-recovery-in-stroke-rats
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Yefei Sun, Xi Cheng, Huibin Wang, Xiaopeng Mu, Yifan Liang, YuJia Luo, Huiling Qu, Chuansheng Zhao
BACKGROUNDS AND AIMS: Racemic l-3-n-butylphthalide (dl-NBP), is able to achieve a functional recovery in animal models of cerebral ischemia, vascular dementia, and Alzheimer's disease. In this study, we investigated the effect of dl-NBP on axonal growth, neurogenesis and behavioral performances in rats with cerebral ischemia. METHODS: Focal cerebral ischemia in rats was produced by intracerebral injection of endothelin-1. Starting from postoperative day 7, the experimental rats were administered 70mg/kg dl-NBP by oral gavage for two weeks...
April 22, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440899/lissencephaly-expanded-imaging-and-clinical-classification
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Nataliya Di Donato, Sara Chiari, Ghayda M Mirzaa, Kimberly Aldinger, Elena Parrini, Carissa Olds, A James Barkovich, Renzo Guerrini, William B Dobyns
Lissencephaly ("smooth brain," LIS) is a malformation of cortical development associated with deficient neuronal migration and abnormal formation of cerebral convolutions or gyri. The LIS spectrum includes agyria, pachygyria, and subcortical band heterotopia. Our first classification of LIS and subcortical band heterotopia (SBH) was developed to distinguish between the first two genetic causes of LIS-LIS1 (PAFAH1B1) and DCX. However, progress in molecular genetics has led to identification of 19 LIS-associated genes, leaving the existing classification system insufficient to distinguish the increasingly diverse patterns of LIS...
April 25, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439461/quantitative-assessment-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-receptor-1-expression-in-neurons-and-glia
#3
Lisha Choubey, Jantzen C Collette, Karen Müller Smith
BACKGROUND: Fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) and their receptors (FGFRs) have numerous functions in the developing and adult central nervous system (CNS). For example, the FGFR1 receptor is important for proliferation and fate specification of radial glial cells in the cortex and hippocampus, oligodendrocyte proliferation and regeneration, midline glia morphology and soma translocation, Bergmann glia morphology, and cerebellar morphogenesis. In addition, FGFR1 signaling in astrocytes is required for postnatal maturation of interneurons expressing parvalbumin (PV)...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418405/adenosine-a2a-receptor-and-erk-driven-impulsivity-potentiates-hippocampal-neuroblast-proliferation
#4
A Oliveros, C H Cho, A Cui, S Choi, D Lindberg, D Hinton, M-H Jang, D-S Choi
Dampened adenosine A2A receptor (A2AR) function has been implicated in addiction through enhancement of goal-directed behaviors. However, the contribution of the A2AR to the control of impulsive reward seeking remains unknown. Using mice that were exposed to differential reward of low rate (DRL) schedules during Pavlovian-conditioning, second-order schedule discrimination, and the 5-choice serial reaction time task (5-CSRTT), we demonstrate that deficits of A2AR function promote impulsive responses. Antagonism of the A2AR lowered ERK1 and ERK2 phosphorylation in the dorsal hippocampus (dHip) and potentiated impulsivity during Pavlovian-conditioning and the 5-CSRTT...
April 18, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413838/advanced-structural-multimodal-imaging-of-a-patient-with-subcortical-band-heterotopia
#5
Lohith G Kini, Ilya M Nasrallah, Carlos Coto, Lindsay C Ferraro, Kathryn A Davis
Subcortical band heterotopia (SBH) is a disorder of neuronal migration most commonly due to mutations of the Doublecortin (DCX) gene. A range of phenotypes is seen, with most patients having some degree of epilepsy and intellectual disability. Advanced diffusion and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequences may be useful in identifying heterotopias and dysplasias of different sizes in drug-resistant epilepsy. We describe a patient with SBH and drug-resistant epilepsy and investigate neurite density, neurite dispersion, and diffusion parameters as compared to a healthy control through the use of multiple advanced MRI modalities...
December 2016: Epilepsia Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400715/doublecortin-in-oligodendrocyte-precursor-cells-in-the-adult-mouse-brain
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Jenna J Boulanger, Claude Messier
Key Points Oligodendrocyte precursor cells express doublecortin, a microtubule-associated protein.Oligodendrocyte precursor cells express doublecortin, but at a lower level of expression than in neuronal precursor.Doublecortin is not associated with a potential immature neuronal phenotype in Oligodendrocyte precursor cells. Oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPC) are glial cells that differentiate into myelinating oligodendrocytes during embryogenesis and early stages of post-natal life. OPCs continue to divide throughout adulthood and some eventually differentiate into oligodendrocytes in response to demyelinating lesions...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363755/an-investigation-of-gene-expression-in-single-cells-derived-from-nestin-expressing-cells-in-the-adult-mouse-midbrain-in-vivo
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Parisa Farzanehfar, Malcolm K Horne, Tim D Aumann
Generation of new dopamine (DA) neurons in the adult midbrain is a controversial issue in development of better treatments for Parkinson's disease (PD). Previous research suggests Nestin-expressing neural precursor cells (NPCs) have a propensity to differentiate into neurons here, including DA neurons. In the present study we sought confirmation of this by studying gene expression in single Nestin-expressing cells and their progeny/ontogeny within the adult mouse midbrain. Cells were identified by administering a pulse of Tamoxifen to adult Nestin-CreER(T2)×R26eYFP transgenic mice...
March 29, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342972/remodeling-the-th1-polarized-systemic-environment-contributes-to-neurogenesis-and-cognitive-function-via-the-wnt7a-pathway-in-neonatal-mice
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YunLong Xu, Fen He, FangFang Qi, Guangqi Yang, FuXiang Zheng, JunHua Yang, Xiao Wang, JunXiu Liu, JunTao Zou
Neonatal Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination results in a positive effect on hippocampal neurogenesis and cognition. Serum cytokines are considered to be the chief culprit. In this study, serum from BCG-treated mice was identified as Th1 polarized serum. The serum showed an increased ratio of IFN-γ to IL-4 and decreased levels of TNF-α and IL-6. After Th1 polarized serum was injected intraperitoneally into postnatal mice, the levels of cytokines and ratio of IFN-γ to IL-4 in the serum and hippocampus of postnatal mice showed a similar alteration as those in Th1 polarized serum...
March 22, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327614/partial-reprogramming-of-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes-into-neurons
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Wenpo Chuang, Arun Sharma, Praveen Shukla, Guang Li, Moritz Mall, Kuppusamy Rajarajan, Oscar J Abilez, Ryoko Hamaguchi, Joseph C Wu, Marius Wernig, Sean M Wu
Direct reprogramming of somatic cells has been demonstrated, however, it is unknown whether electrophysiologically-active somatic cells derived from separate germ layers can be interconverted. We demonstrate that partial direct reprogramming of mesoderm-derived cardiomyocytes into neurons is feasible, generating cells exhibiting structural and electrophysiological properties of both cardiomyocytes and neurons. Human and mouse pluripotent stem cell-derived CMs (PSC-CMs) were transduced with the neurogenic transcription factors Brn2, Ascl1, Myt1l and NeuroD...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314928/hilar-granule-cells-of-the-mouse-dentate-gyrus-effects-of-age-septotemporal-location-strain-and-selective-deletion-of-the-proapoptotic-gene-bax
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Keria Bermudez-Hernandez, Yi-Ling Lu, Jillian Moretto, Swati Jain, John J LaFrancois, Aine M Duffy, Helen E Scharfman
The dentate gyrus (DG) principal cells are glutamatergic granule cells (GCs), and they are located in a compact cell layer. However, GCs are also present in the adjacent hilar region, but have been described in only a few studies. Therefore, we used the transcription factor prospero homeobox 1 (Prox1) to quantify GCs at postnatal day (PND) 16, 30, and 60 in a common mouse strain, C57BL/6J mice. At PND16, there was a large population of Prox1-immunoreactive (ir) hilar cells, with more in the septal than temporal hippocampus...
March 17, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294240/pegylation-corannulene-enhances-response-of-stress-through-promoting-neurogenesis
#11
Xinyu Li, Dandan Sun, Xu Li, Dashuai Zhu, Zhenzhen Jia, Jiajia Jiao, Kai Wang, Deling Kong, Xin Zhao, Lin Xu, Qiang Zhao, Dongyan Chen, Xizeng Feng
Carbon nanomaterials have been used to treat neurodegenerative diseases and neural disorders due to their diverse molecular structures. Corannulene is a three-dimensional π-bowl carbon nanomaterial that is different from planar PAHs, fullerenes and carbon nanotubes, but little is known about its biological functions. Herein, corannulene was functionalized with mPEG-DESP to prepare PEGylation corannulene nanoparticles (PEGylation CoNps). The synthesized PEGylation CoNps shows enhanced solubility and reduced aggregation when compared corannulene...
March 15, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281676/rat-umbilical-cord-blood-cells-attenuate-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-injury-in-neonatal-rats
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Keiko Nakanishi, Yoshiaki Sato, Yuka Mizutani, Miharu Ito, Akihiro Hirakawa, Yujiro Higashi
Increasing evidence has suggested that human umbilical cord blood cells (hUCBC) have a favorable effect on hypoxic-ischemic (HI) brain injury. However, the efficacy of using hUCBCs to treat this injury has been variable and the underlying mechanism remains elusive. Here, we investigated its effectiveness using stereological analysis in an allogeneic system to examine whether intraperitoneal injection of cells derived from UCBCs of green fluorescent protein (GFP)-transgenic rats could ameliorate brain injury in neonatal rats...
March 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279169/effect-of-skilled-reaching-training-and-enriched-environment-on-generation-of-oligodendrocytes-in-the-adult-sensorimotor-cortex-and-corpus-callosum
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Silke Keiner, Fanny Niv, Susanne Neumann, Tanja Steinbach, Christian Schmeer, Katrin Hornung, Yvonne Schlenker, Martin Förster, Otto W Witte, Christoph Redecker
BACKGROUND: Increased motor activity or social interactions through enriched environment are strong stimulators of grey and white matter plasticity in the adult rodent brain. In the present study we evaluated whether specific reaching training of the dominant forelimb (RT) and stimulation of unspecific motor activity through enriched environment (EE) influence the generation of distinct oligodendrocyte subpopulations in the sensorimotor cortex and corpus callosum of the adult rat brain...
March 9, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278183/systemic-thioridazine-in-combination-with-dicloxacillin-against-early-aortic-graft-infections-caused-by-staphylococcus-aureus-in-a-porcine-model-in-vivo-results-do-not-reproduce-the-in-vitro-synergistic-activity
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Michael Stenger, Carsten Behr-Rasmussen, Kasper Klein, Rasmus B Grønnemose, Thomas Emil Andersen, Janne K Klitgaard, Hans Jørn Kolmos, Jes S Lindholt
INTRODUCTION: Conservative treatment solutions against aortic prosthetic vascular graft infection (APVGI) for inoperable patients are limited. The combination of antibiotics with antibacterial helper compounds, such as the neuroleptic drug thioridazine (TDZ), should be explored. AIM: To investigate the efficacy of conservative systemic treatment with dicloxacillin (DCX) in combination with TDZ (DCX+TDZ), compared to DCX alone, against early APVGI caused by methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) in a porcine model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254502/maternal-exposure-to-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles-during-pregnancy-and-lactation-alters-offspring-hippocampal-mrna-bax-and-bcl-2-levels-induces-apoptosis-and-decreases-neurogenesis
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Alireza Ebrahimzadeh Bideskan, Abbas Mohammadipour, Alireza Fazel, Hossein Haghir, Houshang Rafatpanah, Mahmoud Hosseini, Aliakbar Rajabzadeh
INTRODUCTION: The usage of Titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2-NPs) covers a vast area in different fields ranging from cosmetics and food to the production of drugs. Maternal exposure to TiO2-NPs during developmental period has been associated with hippocampal injury and with a decrease in learning and memory status of the offspring. However, little is known about its injury mechanism. This paper describes the in vivo neurotoxic effects of TiO2-NPs on rat offspring hippocampus during developmental period...
February 26, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246483/modified-docetaxel-cisplatin-and-capecitabine-for-stage-iv-gastric-cancer-in-japanese-patients-a-feasibility-study
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Osamu Maeda, Ayumu Matsuoka, Ryoji Miyahara, Kohei Funasaka, Yoshiki Hirooka, Masahide Fukaya, Masato Nagino, Yasuhiro Kodera, Hidemi Goto, Yuichi Ando
AIM: To evaluate the feasibility of chemotherapy including fluoropyrimidine, platinum and taxane with modified dosages for unresectable gastric cancer in Japanese patients. METHODS: We performed a feasibility study of a modified docetaxel, cisplatin and capecitabine (DCX) regimen for stage IV gastric cancer. In particular, 30 or 40 mg/m(2) of docetaxel on day 1, 60 mg/m(2) of cisplatin on day 1, and 2000 mg/m(2) of capecitabine for 2 wk were administered every three weeks...
February 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237805/noradrenergic-regulation-of-plasticity-marker-expression-in-the-adult-rodent-piriform-cortex
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Krishna C Vadodaria, Sudhirkumar U Yanpallewar, Mayur Vadhvani, Devyani Toshniwal, L Cameron Liles, Karen S Rommelfanger, David Weinshenker, Vidita A Vaidya
The adult rodent piriform cortex has been reported to harbor immature neurons that express markers associated with neurodevelopment and plasticity, namely polysialylated neural cell adhesion molecule (PSA-NCAM) and doublecortin (DCX). We characterized the expression of PSA-NCAM and DCX across the rostrocaudal axis of the rat piriform cortex and observed higher numbers of PSA-NCAM and DCX positive cells in the posterior subdivision. As observed in the rat piriform cortex, Nestin-GFP reporter mice also revealed a similar gradient of GFP-positive cells with an increasing rostro-caudal gradient of expression...
February 23, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230741/high-frequency-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-rtms-improves-functional-recovery-by-enhancing-neurogenesis-and-activating-bdnf-trkb-signaling-in-ischemic-rats
#18
Jing Luo, Haiqing Zheng, Liying Zhang, Qingjie Zhang, Lili Li, Zhong Pei, Xiquan Hu
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has rapidly become an attractive therapeutic approach for stroke. However, the mechanisms underlying this remain elusive. This study aimed to investigate whether high-frequency rTMS improves functional recovery mediated by enhanced neurogenesis and activation of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)/tropomyosin-related kinase B (TrkB) pathway and to compare the effect of conventional 20 Hz rTMS and intermittent theta burst stimulation (iTBS) on ischemic rats...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195036/gsk-3%C3%AE-inhibition-induced-neuroprotection-regeneration-and-functional-recovery-after-intracerebral-hemorrhagic-stroke
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Yingying Zhao, Zheng Zachory Wei, James Ya Zhang, Yongbo Zhang, Soonmi Won, Jinmei Sun, Shan Ping Yu, Jimei Li, Ling Wei
Hemorrhagic stroke is a devastating disease that lacks effective therapies. In the present investigation, we tested 6-bromoindirubin-3'-oxime (BIO) as a selective glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β) inhibitor in a mouse model of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). ICH was induced by injection of collagenase IV into the striatum of 8 to 10-week old C57BL/6 mice. BIO (8 µg/kg, i.p.) was administered following either an acute delivery (0 - 2 hr delay) or a prolonged regimen (every 48 hrs starting at 3 days postICH)...
February 14, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194885/in-vivo-bioluminescence-imaging-of-neurogenesis-the-role-of-the-blood-brain-barrier-in-an-experimental-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Inga B Fricke, Sonja Schelhaas, Bastian Zinnhardt, Thomas Viel, Sven Hermann, Sébastien Couillard-Després, Andreas H Jacobs
Bioluminescence imaging in transgenic mice expressing firefly luciferase in Doublecortin(+) (Dcx) neuroblasts might serve as a powerful tool to study the role of neurogenesis in models of brain injury and neurodegeneration using non-invasive, longitudinal in vivo imaging. Therefore, we aimed to use BLI in B6(Cg)-Tyrc-2J/J Dcx-Luc (Doublecortin-Luciferase, Dcx-Luc) mice to investigate its suitability to assess neurogenesis in a unilateral injection model of Parkinson's disease. We further aimed to assess the blood brain barrier leakage associated with the intranigral 6-OHDA injection to evaluate its impact on substrate delivery and bioluminescence signal intensity...
April 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
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