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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091411/protective-effects-of-calpain-inhibition-on-neurovascular-unit-injury-through-downregulating-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-related-inflammation-during-traumatic-brain-injury-in-mice
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Xiao-Gang Tao, Jing-Hua Shi, Shu-Yu Hao, Xue-Tao Chen, Bai-Yun Liu
BACKGROUND: In addition to neurons, all components of the neurovascular unit (NVU), such as glial, endothelial, and basal membranes, are destroyed during traumatic brain injury (TBI). Previous studies have shown that excessive stimulation of calpain is crucial for cerebral injury after traumatic insult. The objective of this study was to investigate whether calpain activation participated in NVU disruption and edema formation in a mouse model of controlled cortical impact (CCI). METHODS: One hundred and eight mice were divided into three groups: the sham group, the control group, and the MDL28170 group...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088914/diverse-functions-and-mechanisms-of-pericytes-in-ischemic-stroke
#2
Shuai Yang, Huijuan Jin, Yiyi Zhu, Yan Wan, Lingqiang Zhu, Bo Hu
Pericytes are mural cells embedded in the basement membrane of microvessels. Because of such a unique position in the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and neurovascular unit (NVU), they receive, orchestrate and process signals from their neighboring cells to generate diverse neurovascular functions, including regulation of capillary hemodynamics, BBB permeability, clearance of toxic metabolites, angiogenesis, neuroinflammation and stem cell activity. During the different stages of ischemic stroke, pericytes play different roles: 1) On the hyperacute phase of stroke, pericytes constriction and death may be a cause of the no-reflow phenomenon in brain capillaries; 2) During the acute phase, pericytes detach from microvessels and participate in inflammatory-immunological response, resulting in the BBB damage and brain edema...
January 12, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087295/postconditioning-induced-neuroprotection-mechanisms-and-applications-in-cerebral-ischemia
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REVIEW
Yan-Ying Fan, Wei-Wei Hu, Fang Nan, Zhong Chen
Ischemic postconditioning (PostC) is defined as a series of rapid intermittent interruptions of blood flow at the phase of reperfusion, which produces neuroprotection against cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury via mobilizing the brain's own endogenous adaptive mechanisms. Now the concept of conventional ischemic PostC has been extended to limb remote ischemic PostC and chemical PostC with hypoxia, volatile anesthetic, CO2, etc. According to the different temporal profile of PostC, it is divided into rapid and delayed PostC...
January 10, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077357/triglyceride-rich-lipoprotein-lipolysis-products-increase-blood-brain-barrier-transfer-coefficient-and-induce-astrocyte-lipid-droplets-and-cell-stress
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Linda L Lee, Hnin Hnin Aung, Dennis W Wilson, Steven E Anderson, John C Rutledge, Jennifer M Rutkowsky
Elevation of blood triglycerides, primarily as triglyceride-rich lipoproteins (TGRL), has been linked to cerebrovascular inflammation, vascular dementia, and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Brain microvascular endothelial cells and astrocytes, two cell components of the neurovascular unit, participate in controlling blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability and regulating neurovascular unit homeostasis. Our studies showed that infusion of high physiological concentrations of TGRL lipolysis products (TGRL + lipoprotein lipase) activate and injure brain endothelial cells and transiently increases the BBB transfer coefficient (Ki=permeability x surface area/volume) in vivo...
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056515/race-ethnicity-as-a-predictor-for-location-of-death-in-patients-with-acute-neurovascular-events
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Say Salomon, Elizabeth Chuang, Deepa Bhupali, Daniel Labovitz
BACKGROUND: Site of death is an important quality indicator for patients with terminal illness. Racial and ethnic disparities exist in the quality of end-of-life care. This study explores the site of death of patients admitted for and dying of complications of acute neurovascular events in a hospital network in an urban, low-income, predominantly minority community. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of patients admitted to 1 of 3 general hospitals that are part of an academic medical center in Bronx, New York, with the diagnosis of acute ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, or subarachnoid hemorrhage who died during the index admission or were discharged with hospice services...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053109/matrix-metalloproteinase-activity-in-infections-by-an-encephalitic-virus-mouse-adenovirus-type-1
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Shanna L Ashley, Carla D Pretto, Matthew T Stier, Padma Kadiyala, Luiza Castro-Jorge, Tien-Huei Hsu, Robert Doherty, Kelly E Carnahan, Maria G Castro, Pedro R Lowenstein, Katherine R Spindler
: Mouse adenovirus type 1 (MAV-1) infection causes encephalitis in susceptible strains of mice and alters the permeability of infected brains to small molecules, which indicates disruption of the blood-brain barrier (BBB). In pathologic conditions, matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) can disrupt the BBB through their proteolytic activity on basement membrane and tight junction proteins. We examined whether MAV-1 infection alters MMP activity in vivo and in vitro. Infected MAV-1-susceptible SJL mice had higher MMP2 and MMP9 activity in brains, measured by gelatin zymography, than mock infected mice...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053036/pericytes-as-inducers-of-rapid-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-dependent-capillary-damage-during-ischemia
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Robert G Underly, Manuel Levy, David A Hartmann, Roger I Grant, Ashley N Watson, Andy Y Shih
: Blood-brain barrier disruption (BBB) and release of toxic blood molecules into the brain contributes to neuronal injury during stroke and other cerebrovascular diseases. While pericytes are builders and custodians of the BBB in the normal brain, their impact on BBB integrity during ischemia remains unclear. We imaged pericyte-labeled transgenic mice with in vivo two-photon microscopy to examine the relationship between pericytes and blood plasma leakage during photothrombotic occlusion of cortical capillaries...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042026/dexamethasone-prevents-motor-deficits-and-neurovascular-damage-produced-by-shiga-toxin-2-and-lipopolysaccharide-in-the-mouse-striatum
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Alipio Pinto, Adriana Cangelosi, Patricia A Geoghegan, Jorge Goldstein
Shiga toxin 2 (Stx2) from enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) causes bloody diarrhea and Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) that may derive to fatal neurological outcomes. Neurological abnormalities in the striatum are frequently observed in affected patients and in studies with animal models while motor disorders are usually associated with pyramidal and extra pyramidal systems. A translational murine model of encephalopathy was employed to demonstrate that systemic administration of a sublethal dose of Stx2 damaged the striatal microvasculature and astrocytes, increase the blood brain barrier permeability and caused neuronal degeneration...
December 30, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040512/extracellular-vesicles-of-the-blood-brain-barrier-role-in-the-hiv-1-associated-amyloid-beta-pathology
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Ibolya E András, Ana Leda, Marta Garcia Contreras, Luc Bertrand, Minseon Park, Marta Skowronska, Michal Toborek
HIV-infected brains are characterized by increased amyloid beta (Aβ) deposition. It is believed that the blood-brain barrier (BBB) is critical for Aβ homeostasis and contributes to Aβ accumulation in the brain. Extracellular vesicles (ECV), like exosomes, recently gained a lot of attention as potentially playing a significant role in Aβ pathology. In addition, HIV-1 hijacks the exosomal pathway for budding and release. Therefore, we investigated the involvement of BBB-derived ECV in the HIV-1-induced Aβ pathology in the brain...
December 29, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039950/ageing-causes-prominent-neurovascular-dysfunction-associated-with-loss-of-astrocytic-contacts-and-gliosis
#10
Jessica Duncombe, Ross J Lennen, Maurits A Jansen, Ian Marshall, Joanna M Wardlaw, Karen Horsburgh
AIMS: Normal neurovascular coupling, mediated by the fine interplay and communication of cells within the neurovascular unit, is critical for maintaining normal brain activity and cognitive function. This study investigated whether, with advancing age there is disruption of neurovascular coupling and specific cellular components of the neurovascular unit, and whether the effects of increasing amyloid (a key feature of Alzheimer's disease) would exacerbate these changes. METHODS: Wild-type mice, in which amyloid deposition is absent, were compared to transgenic APP littermates (TgSwDI) which develop age-dependent increases in amyloid...
December 31, 2016: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039575/the-high-cost-of-stroke-and-stroke-cytoprotection-research
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Paul A Lapchak, John H Zhang
Acute ischemic stroke is inadequately treated in the USA and worldwide due to a lengthy history of neuroprotective drug failures in clinical trials. The majority of victims must endure life-long disabilities that not only affect their livelihood, but also have an enormous societal economic impact. The rapid development of a neuroprotective or cytoprotective compound would allow future stroke victims to receive a treatment to reduce disabilities and further promote recovery of function. This opinion article reviews in detail the enormous costs associated with developing a small molecule to treat stroke, as well as providing a timely overview of the cell-death time-course and relationship to the ischemic cascade...
December 30, 2016: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032174/septum-inferior-medial-sim-based-pedicle-a-safe-pedicle-with-well-preserved-nipple-sensation-for-reduction-in-gigantomastia
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Ercan Karacaoglu, Richard J Zienowicz
BACKGROUND: Reduction in breasts with well-preserved nipple sensation and a viable nipple-areola complex (NAC) is one of the basic core concepts of reduction mammoplasty. Many techniques have been described with enthusiasm advocating full achievement of the aforementioned goals. The goal of this study is to introduce a novel technique that provides an intact neurovascular source to the nipple-areola complex for reduction in gigantic breasts. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-six patients operated on from December 2010 through April 2015 were included in the study...
December 28, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026810/-development-of-blood-brain-barrier-under-the-modulation-of-hif-activity-in-astroglialand-neuronal-cells-in-vitro
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V A Ruzaeva, A V Morgun, E D Khilazheva, N V Kuvacheva, E A Pozhilenkova, E B Boitsova, G P Martynova, T E Taranushenko, A B Salmina
Barriergenesis is the process of maturation of the primary vascular network of the brain responsible for the establishment of the blood-brain barrier. It represents a combination of factors that, on the one hand, contribute to the process of migration and tubulogenesis of endothelial cells (angiogenesis), on the other hand, contribute to the formation of new connections between endothelial cells and other elements of the neurovascular unit. Astrocytes play a key role in barriergenesis, however, mechanisms of their action are still poorly examined...
November 2016: Biomedit︠s︡inskai︠a︡ Khimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017846/increased-post-procedural-non-gastrointestinal-adverse-events-after-outpatient-colonoscopy-in-high-risk-patients
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David A Johnson, David Lieberman, John M Inadomi, Uri Ladabaum, Richard C Becker, Seth A Gross, Kristin L Hood, Susan Kushins, Mark Pochapin, Douglas J Robertson
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The incidence and predictors of non-gastrointestinal (GI) adverse events (AEs) following colonoscopy are not well understood. We studied the effects of anti-thrombotic agents, cardiopulmonary comorbidities, and age on risk of non-GI AEs after colonoscopy. METHODS: We performed a retrospective longitudinal analysis to assess the diagnosis, procedure, and prescription drug codes in a United States commercial claims database (March 2010 - March 2012)...
December 22, 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017362/brain-pericytes-as-mediators-of-neuroinflammation
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REVIEW
Justin Rustenhoven, Deidre Jansson, Leon C Smyth, Mike Dragunow
Brain pericytes are perivascular cells that regulate capillary function, and this localization puts them in a pivotal position for the regulation of central nervous system (CNS) inflammatory responses at the neurovascular unit. Neuroinflammation, driven by microglia and astrocytes or resulting from peripheral leukocyte infiltration, has both homeostatic and detrimental consequences for brain function and is present in nearly every neurological disorder. More recently, brain pericytes have been shown to have many properties of immune regulating cells, including responding to and expressing a plethora of inflammatory molecules, presenting antigen, and displaying phagocytic ability...
December 22, 2016: Trends in Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017253/therapeutic-route-of-patients-at-the-acute-phase-of-their-stroke-in-burkina-faso
#16
Christian Napon, Anselme Dabilgou, Julie Kyelem, Papougnézambo Bonkoungou, Jean Kaboré
INTRODUCTION: The advent of the neurovascular units and thrombolysis has improved support for stroke in developed countries. Our objective was to study the therapeutic route of stroke patients in Burkina Faso, a country with limited resources. METHODS: It was a prospective cohort study over a period of 4months, from February 02, 2014 to June 05, 2014, in medical emergencies and Neurology department of the teaching hospital Yalgado Ouedraogo. The study focused on patients diagnosed with stroke through brain imaging when they first entered hospital or during hospitalization...
January 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001148/a-3d-neurovascular-microfluidic-model-consisting-of-neurons-astrocytes-and-cerebral-endothelial-cells-as-a-blood-brain-barrier
#17
Giulia Adriani, Dongliang Ma, Andrea Pavesi, Roger D Kamm, Eyleen L K Goh
The neurovascular unit is a complex, interdependent system composed of neurons and neural supporting cells, such as astrocytes, as well as cells that comprise the vascular system including endothelial cells, pericytes, and smooth muscle cells. Each cell type in the neurovascular unit plays an essential role, either in transmitting and processing neural signals or in maintaining the appropriate microenvironmental conditions for healthy neural function. In vitro neurovascular models can be useful for understanding the different roles and functions of the cells composing the neurovascular unit, as well as for assessing the effects on neural function of therapeutic compounds after crossing the endothelial barrier...
December 21, 2016: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988246/identification-of-neuronal-and-angiogenic-growth-factors-in-an-in-vitro-blood-brain-barrier-model-system-relevance-in-barrier-integrity-and-tight-junction-formation-and-complexity
#18
Christian Freese, Sanshiro Hanada, Petra Fallier-Becker, C James Kirkpatrick, Ronald E Unger
We previously demonstrated that the co-cultivation of endothelial cells with neural cells resulted in an improved integrity of the in vitro blood-brain barrier (BBB), and that this model could be useful to evaluate the transport properties of potential central nervous system disease drugs through the microvascular brain endothelial. In this study we have used real-time PCR, fluorescent microscopy, protein arrays and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays to determine which neural- and endothelial cell-derived factors are produced in the co-culture and improve the integrity of the BBB...
December 15, 2016: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957319/blood-brain-barrier-and-intestinal-epithelial-barrier-alterations-in-autism-spectrum-disorders
#19
Maria Fiorentino, Anna Sapone, Stefania Senger, Stephanie S Camhi, Sarah M Kadzielski, Timothy M Buie, Deanna L Kelly, Nicola Cascella, Alessio Fasano
BACKGROUND: Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are complex conditions whose pathogenesis may be attributed to gene-environment interactions. There are no definitive mechanisms explaining how environmental triggers can lead to ASD although the involvement of inflammation and immunity has been suggested. Inappropriate antigen trafficking through an impaired intestinal barrier, followed by passage of these antigens or immune-activated complexes through a permissive blood-brain barrier (BBB), can be part of the chain of events leading to these disorders...
2016: Molecular Autism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955696/metabolic-consequences-of-inflammatory-disruption-of-the-blood-brain-barrier-in-an-organ-on-chip-model-of-the-human-neurovascular-unit
#20
Jacquelyn A Brown, Simona G Codreanu, Mingjian Shi, Stacy D Sherrod, Dmitry A Markov, M Diana Neely, Clayton M Britt, Orlando S Hoilett, Ronald S Reiserer, Philip C Samson, Lisa J McCawley, Donna J Webb, Aaron B Bowman, John A McLean, John P Wikswo
BACKGROUND: Understanding blood-brain barrier responses to inflammatory stimulation (such as lipopolysaccharide mimicking a systemic infection or a cytokine cocktail that could be the result of local or systemic inflammation) is essential to understanding the effect of inflammatory stimulation on the brain. It is through the filter of the blood-brain barrier that the brain responds to outside influences, and the blood-brain barrier is a critical point of failure in neuroinflammation. It is important to note that this interaction is not a static response, but one that evolves over time...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
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