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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453950/histological-assessment-of-the-carotid-sheath-in-patients-with-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Manjari Palliyalil, Venkatesh Anehosur, Abhijit Joshi, Swetha Acharya
PURPOSE: During surgical management of the neck using various types of neck dissection, the carotid sheath is removed, in particular, the part adjacent to the jugular lymph node chain, with the intention of preventing recurrence from the lymphatics present in it. The role of the carotid sheath as a potential origin for nodal recurrence has not been proved thus far. Working in a tissue plane between the carotid sheath and the neurovascular structures of the neck can lead to a greater chance of damage to these structures...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449313/neurovascular-unit-alteration-in-somatosensory-cortex-and-enhancement-of-thermal-nociception-induced-by-amphetamine-involves-central-at1-receptor-activation
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Victoria Belén Occhieppo, Natalia Andrea Marchese, Iara Diamela Rodríguez, Osvaldo Martín Basmadjian, Gustavo Baiardi, Claudia Bregonzio
The use of psychostimulants, such as amphetamine (Amph), is associated with inflammatory processes, involving glia and vasculature alterations. Brain Angiotensin II (Ang II), through AT1 -receptors (AT1 -R), modulates neurotransmission and plays a crucial role in inflammatory responses in brain vasculature and glia. Our aim for the present work was to evaluate the role of AT1 -R in long-term alterations induced by repeated exposure to Amph. Astrocyte reactivity, neuronal survival and brain microvascular network were analyzed at the somatosensory cortex...
April 27, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449126/results-of-the-answer-trial-using-the-pulserider-for-the-treatment-of-broad-necked-bifurcation-aneurysms
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Alejandro M Spiotta, Colin P Derdeyn, Satoshi Tateshima, Jay Mocco, R Webster Crowley, Kenneth C Liu, Lee Jensen, Koji Ebersole, Alan Reeves, Demetrius K Lopes, Ricardo A Hanel, Eric Sauvageau, Gary Duckwiler, Adnan Siddiqui, Elad Levy, Ajit Puri, Lee Pride, Roberta Novakovic, M Imran Chaudry, Raymond D Turner, Aquilla S Turk
BACKGROUND: The safety and probable benefit of the PulseRider (Pulsar Vascular, Los Gatos, California) for the treatment of broad-necked, bifurcation aneurysms was studied in the context of the prospective, nonrandomized, single arm clinical trial-the Adjunctive Neurovascular Support of Wide-neck aneurysm Embolization and Reconstruction (ANSWER) Trial. OBJECTIVE: To present the results of the United States cases employing the PulseRider device as part of the ANSWER clinical trial...
April 25, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445478/delayed-histochemical-alterations-within-the-neurovascular-unit-due-to-transient-focal-cerebral-ischemia-and-experimental-treatment-with-neurotrophic-factors
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Dominik Michalski, Roman Pitsch, Deepu R Pillai, Bianca Mages, Susanne Aleithe, Jens Grosche, Henrik Martens, Felix Schlachetzki, Wolfgang Härtig
Current stroke therapy is focused on recanalizing strategies, but neuroprotective co-treatments are still lacking. Modern concepts of the ischemia-affected neurovascular unit (NVU) and surrounding penumbra emphasize the complexity during the transition from initial damaging to regenerative processes. While early treatment with neurotrophic factors was shown to result in lesion size reduction and blood-brain barrier (BBB) stabilization, cellular consequences from these treatments are poorly understood. This study explored delayed cellular responses not only to ischemic stroke, but also to an early treatment with neurotrophic factors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434009/hypoxic-ischaemic-encephalopathy-and-the-blood-brain-barrier-in-neonates
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Wei Ling Amelia Lee, Adina T Michael-Titus, Divyen K Shah
This review aims to highlight a possible relationship between hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE) and the disruption of the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Inflammatory reactions perpetuate a large proportion of cerebral injury. The extent of injury noted in HIE is not only determined by the biochemical cascades that trigger the apoptosis-necrosis continuum of cell death in the brain parenchyma, but also by the breaching of the BBB by pro-inflammatory factors. We examine the changes that contribute to the breakdown of the BBB that occur during HIE at a macroscopic, cellular, and molecular level...
April 22, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432486/cholesterol-as-a-modifying-agent-of-the-neurovascular-unit-structure-and-function-under-physiological-and-pathological-conditions
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REVIEW
Ewelina Czuba, Aleksandra Steliga, Grażyna Lietzau, Przemysław Kowiański
The brain, demanding constant level of cholesterol, precisely controls its synthesis and homeostasis. The brain cholesterol pool is almost completely separated from the rest of the body by the functional blood-brain barrier (BBB). Only a part of cholesterol pool can be exchanged with the blood circulation in the form of the oxysterol metabolites such, as 27-hydroxycholesterol (27-OHC) and 24S-hydroxycholesterol (24S-OHC). Not only neurons but also blood vessels and neuroglia, constituting neurovascular unit (NVU), are crucial for the brain cholesterol metabolism and undergo precise regulation by numerous modulators, metabolites and signal molecules...
April 21, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420961/the-role-of-astrocytes-in-neuroprotection-after-brain-stroke-potential-in-cell-therapy
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REVIEW
Andrea Becerra-Calixto, Gloria P Cardona-Gómez
Astrocytes are commonly involved in negative responses through their hyperreactivity and glial scar formation in excitotoxic and/or mechanical injuries. But, astrocytes are also specialized glial cells of the nervous system that perform multiple homeostatic functions for the survival and maintenance of the neurovascular unit. Astrocytes have neuroprotective, angiogenic, immunomodulatory, neurogenic, and antioxidant properties and modulate synaptic function. This makes them excellent candidates as a source of neuroprotection and neurorestoration in tissues affected by ischemia/reperfusion, when some of their deregulated genes can be controlled...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414976/glucose-sensitive-self-healing-hydrogel-as-sacrificial-materials-to-fabricate-vascularized-constructs
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Ting-Chen Tseng, Fu-Yu Hsieh, Patrick Theato, Yen Wei, Shan-Hui Hsu
A major challenge in tissue engineering is the lack of proper vascularization. Although various approaches have been used to build vascular network in a tissue engineering construct, there remain some drawbacks. Herein, a glucose-sensitive self-healing hydrogel are employed as sacrificial materials to fabricate branched tubular channels within a construct. The hydrogel composes of mainly reversibly crosslinked poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate and dithiothreitol with borax as the glucose-sensitive motif. The hydrogel is injectable and mechanically strong after injection...
April 9, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412095/the-pathology-associated-with-diabetic-retinopathy
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Judith Lechner, Olivia E O'Leary, Alan W Stitt
This review summarizes the pathological features of diabetic retinopathy. The lesions occurring in the diabetic retina have been described over many decades using descriptive and experimental approaches based on clinical studies on patients, human post-mortem material, animal models and various in vitro systems. We have also accumulated a wealth of knowledge about basic molecular mechanisms and key pathogenic processes that drive these abnormalities in diabetic retina. Despite these advances, there are still limited therapeutic options for diabetic retinopathy with those currently available only addressing late-stage disease...
April 12, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408868/perivascular-accumulation-of-%C3%AE-sheet-rich-proteins-in-offspring-brain-following-maternal-exposure-to-carbon-black-nanoparticles
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Atsuto Onoda, Takayasu Kawasaki, Koichi Tsukiyama, Ken Takeda, Masakazu Umezawa
Environmental stimulation during brain development is an important risk factor for the development of neurodegenerative disease. Clinical evidence indicates that prenatal exposure to particulate air pollutants leads to diffuse damage to the neurovascular unit in the developing brain and accelerates neurodegeneration. Maternal exposure to carbon black nanoparticles (CB-NPs), used as a model for particulate air pollution, induces long-lasting diffuse perivascular abnormalities. We aimed to comprehensively characterize the perivascular abnormalities related to maternal NPs exposure using Fourier transform infrared microspectroscopy (in situ FT-IR) and classical staining analysis...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398169/paving-the-way-towards-complex-blood-brain-barrier-models-using-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Karin Lauschke, Lise Frederiksen, Vanessa J Hall
A tissue with great need to be modelled in vitro is the blood-brain barrier (BBB). The BBB is a tight barrier that covers all blood vessels in the brain and separates the brain microenvironment from the blood system. It consists of three cell types (neurovascular unit (NVU)) that contribute to the unique tightness and selective permeability of the BBB and has been shown to be disrupted in many diseases and brain disorders, such as, vascular dementia, stroke, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease. Given the progress that pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) have made in the last two decades, it is now possible to produce many cell types from the BBB and even partially recapitulate this complex tissue in vitro...
April 11, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397247/isogenic-blood-brain-barrier-models-based-on-patient-derived-stem-cells-display-inter-individual-differences-in-cell-maturation-and-functionality
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Ronak Patel, Shyanne Page, Abraham Jacob Al-Ahmad
The blood-brain barrier (BBB) constitutes an important component of the neurovascular unit formed by specialized brain microvascular endothelial cells (BMECs) surrounded by astrocytes, pericytes and neurons. Recently, isogenic in vitro models of the BBB based on human pluripotent stem cells have been documented, yet the impact of inter-individual variability on the yield and phenotype of such models remains to be documented. In this study, we investigated the impact of inter-individual variability on the yield and phenotype of isogenic models of the BBB, using patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396293/the-impact-of-ultra-high-field-mri-on-cognitive-and-computational-neuroimaging
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Federico De Martino, Essa Yacoub, Valentin Kemper, Michelle Moerel, Kamil Uludag, Peter De Weerd, Kamil Ugurbil, Rainer Goebel, Elia Formisano
The ability to measure functional brain responses non-invasively with ultra high field MRI (7 T and above) represents a unique opportunity in advancing our understanding of the human brain. Compared to lower fields (3 T and below), ultra high field MRI has an increased sensitivity, which can be used to acquire functional images with greater spatial resolution, and greater specificity of the blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) signal to the underlying neuronal responses. Together, increased resolution and specificity enable investigating brain functions at a submillimeter scale, which so far could only be done with invasive techniques...
April 7, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396239/microvascular-anomaly-conditions-in-psychiatric-disease-schizophrenia-angiogenesis-connection
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REVIEW
Pavel Katsel, Panos Roussos, Mikhail Pletnikov, Vahram Haroutunian
Schizophrenia (SZ) is a severe mental disorder with unknown etiology and elusive neuropathological and neurobiological features have been a focus of many theoretical hypotheses and empirical studies. Current genetic and neurobiology information relevant to SZ implicates neuronal developmental and synaptic plasticity abnormalities, and neurotransmitter, microglial and oligodendrocytes dysfunction. Several recent theories have highlighted the neurovascular unit as a potential contributor to the pathophysiology of SZ...
April 8, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393435/pathogenetic-significance-and-possibility-as-a-therapeutic-target-of-platelet-derived-growth-factor
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REVIEW
Yoko Ishii, Takeru Hamashima, Seiji Yamamoto, Masakiyo Sasahara
Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) is one of the major mitogens and chemoattractants for mesenchymal and glial cells. Nowadays, the expression of PDGFs are recognized widely in our body, and emerging data indicate the relevance of PDGFs in the homeostatic control of systemic connective tissue as well as parenchymal cells such as neurons. Aberrant PDGF signal is primarily tumorigenic, and also regulates tumor microenvironments. The roles of the PDGF signal in tumorigenesis are diverse depending on the type of cancer, and anti-PDGF therapy needs to be carefully designed based on the information of each tumor cell type and the surrounding microenvironment...
April 10, 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344002/establishment-of-a-human-blood-brain-barrier-co-culture-model-mimicking-the-neurovascular-unit-using-induced-pluri-and-multipotent-stem-cells
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Antje Appelt-Menzel, Alevtina Cubukova, Katharina Günther, Frank Edenhofer, Jörg Piontek, Gerd Krause, Tanja Stüber, Heike Walles, Winfried Neuhaus, Marco Metzger
In vitro models of the human blood-brain barrier (BBB) are highly desirable for drug development. This study aims to analyze a set of ten different BBB culture models based on primary cells, human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs), and multipotent fetal neural stem cells (fNSCs). We systematically investigated the impact of astrocytes, pericytes, and NSCs on hiPSC-derived BBB endothelial cell function and gene expression. The quadruple culture models, based on these four cell types, achieved BBB characteristics including transendothelial electrical resistance (TEER) up to 2,500 Ω cm(2) and distinct upregulation of typical BBB genes...
April 11, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321468/hyperglycaemic-memory-affects-the-neurovascular-unit-of-the-retina-in-a-diabetic-mouse-model
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Patrick Friedrichs, Andrea Schlotterer, Carsten Sticht, Matthias Kolibabka, Paulus Wohlfart, Axel Dietrich, Thomas Linn, Grietje Molema, Hans-Peter Hammes
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: The aim of this study was to evaluate damage to the neurovascular unit in a mouse model of hyperglycaemic memory. METHODS: A streptozotocin-induced mouse model of diabetes (C57BL/6J background) received insulin-releasing pellets and pancreatic islet-cell transplantation. Damage to the neurovascular unit was studied by quantitative retinal morphometry for microvascular changes and microarray analysis, with subsequent functional annotation clustering, for changes of the retinal genome...
March 20, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304184/chronic-stress-induced-disruption-of-the-peri-infarct-neurovascular-unit-following-experimentally-induced-photothrombotic-stroke
#18
Zidan Zhao, Lin Kooi Ong, Sarah Johnson, Michael Nilsson, Frederick R Walker
How stress influences brain repair is an issue of considerable importance, as patients recovering from stroke are known to experience high and often unremitting levels of stress post-event. In the current study, we investigated how chronic stress modified the key cellular components of the neurovascular unit. Using an experimental model of focal cortical ischemia in male C57BL/6 mice, we examined how exposure to a persistently aversive environment, induced by the application of chronic restraint stress, altered the cortical remodeling post-stroke...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302022/glial-cell-a-potential-target-for-cellular-and-drug-based-therapy-in-various-cns-diseases
#19
Shakeeb Ahmed, Azka Gull, Tahir Khuroo, Mohd Aqil, Yasmin Sultana
Glial cells are integrated part of neurovascular unit of blood brain barrier (BBB). They undergo mitosis and mainly classified as astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, microglia, ependymal cells and nerve glial antigen 2 cells. Being a most versatile glial cell, astrocytes provide structural support to neurons, maintain brain homeostasis, take part in neuronal communication, and perform some housekeeping functions. Oligodendrocytes myelinate the neuronal axons for proper transmission of nerve impulse and microglia are brain immune cells...
March 16, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270592/evidence-that-remodeling-of-insular-cortex-neurovascular-unit-contributes-to-hypertension-related-sympathoexcitation
#20
Fernanda R Marins, Jennifer A Iddings, Marco A P Fontes, Jessica A Filosa
The intermediate region of the posterior insular cortex (intermediate IC) mediates sympathoexcitatory responses to the heart and kidneys. Previous studies support hypertension-evoked changes to the structure and function of neurons, blood vessels, astrocytes and microglia, disrupting the organization of the neurovascular unit (NVU). In this study, we evaluated the functional and anatomical integrity of the NVU at the intermediate IC in the spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR) and its control the Wistar-Kyoto (WKY)...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
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