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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138279/the-secreted-neurotrophin-sp%C3%A3-tzle-3-promotes-glial-morphogenesis-and-supports-neuronal-survival-and-function
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Jaeda C Coutinho-Budd, Amy E Sheehan, Marc R Freeman
Most glial functions depend on establishing intimate morphological relationships with neurons. Significant progress has been made in understanding neuron-glia signaling at synaptic and axonal contacts, but how glia support neuronal cell bodies is unclear. Here we explored the growth and functions of Drosophila cortex glia (which associate almost exclusively with neuronal cell bodies) to understand glia-soma interactions. We show that cortex glia tile with one another and with astrocytes to establish unique central nervous system (CNS) spatial domains that actively restrict glial growth, and selective ablation of cortex glia causes animal lethality...
November 14, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128889/the-role-of-neuron-glia-interactions-in-the-emergence-of-ultra-slow-oscillations
#2
Siow-Cheng Chan, Siew-Ying Mok, Danny Wee-Kiat Ng, Sing-Yau Goh
Ultra-slow cortical oscillatory activity of 1-100 mHz has been recorded in human by electroencephalography and in dissociated cultures of cortical rat neurons, but the underlying mechanisms remain to be elucidated. This study presents a computational model of ultra-slow oscillatory activity based on the interaction between neurons and astrocytes. We predict that the frequency of these oscillations closely depends on activation of astrocytes in the network, which is reflected by oscillations of their intracellular calcium concentrations with periods between tens of seconds and minutes...
November 11, 2017: Biological Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126252/monoamines-in-glioblastoma-complex-biology-with-therapeutic-potential
#3
Seamus Patrick Caragher, Robert Raymond Hall, Riasat Ahsan, Atique U Ahmed
Glioblastoma (GBM) is characterized by extremely poor prognoses, despite the use of gross surgical resection, alkylating chemotherapeutic agents, and radiotherapy. Evidence increasingly highlights the role of the tumor microenvironment in enabling this aggressive phenotype. Despite this interest, the role of neurotransmitters, brain-specific messengers underlying synaptic transmission, remains murky. These signaling molecules influence a complex network of molecular pathways and cellular behaviors in many CNS-resident cells including neural stem cells and progenitor cells, neurons, and glia cells...
November 4, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117513/mechanisms-of-dietary-flavonoid-action-in-neuronal-function-and-neuroinflammation
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REVIEW
Baptiste N Jaeger, Sarah L Parylak, Fred H Gage
Flavonoids are a class of plant-derived dietary polyphenols that have attracted attention for their pro-cognitive and anti-inflammatory effects. The diversity of flavonoids and their extensive in vivo metabolism suggest that a variety of cellular targets in the brain are likely to be impacted by flavonoid consumption. Initially characterized as antioxidants, flavonoids are now believed to act directly on neurons and glia via the interaction with major signal transduction cascades, as well as indirectly via interaction with the blood-brain barrier and cerebral vasculature...
November 5, 2017: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097753/secretoneurin-a-regulates-neurogenic-and-inflammatory-transcriptional-networks-in-goldfish-carassius-auratus-radial-glia
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Dillon F Da Fonte, Christopher J Martyniuk, Lei Xing, Adrian Pelin, Nicolas Corradi, Wei Hu, Vance L Trudeau
Radial glial cells (RGCs) are the most abundant macroglia in the teleost brain and have established roles in neurogenesis and neurosteroidogenesis; however, their transcriptome remains uncharacterized, which limits functional understanding of this important cell type. Using cultured goldfish RGCs, RNA sequencing and de novo transcriptome assembly were performed, generating the first reference transcriptome for fish RGCs with 17,620 unique genes identified. These data revealed that RGCs express a diverse repertoire of receptors and signaling molecules, suggesting that RGCs may respond to and synthesize an array of hormones, peptides, cytokines, and growth factors...
November 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091966/positive-feedback-and-synchronized-bursts-in-neuronal-cultures
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Yu-Ting Huang, Yu-Lin Chang, Chun-Chung Chen, Pik-Yin Lai, C K Chan
Synchronized bursts (SBs) with complex structures are common in neuronal cultures. Although the phenomenon of SBs has been discovered for a long time, its origin is still unclear. Here, we investigate the properties of these SBs in cultures grown on a multi-electrode array. We find that structures of these SBs are related to the different developmental stages of the cultures and these structures can be modified by changing the magnesium concentration in the culture medium; indicating that synaptic mechanism is involved in the generation of SBs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090517/increased-glia-density-in-the-caudate-nucleus-in-williams-syndrome-implications-for-frontostriatal-dysfunction-in-autism
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Kari L Hanson, Caroline H Lew, Branka Hrvoj-Mihic, Kimberly M Groeniger, Eric Halgren, Ursula Bellugi, Katerina Semendeferi
Williams syndrome (WS) is a rare neurodevelopmental disorder with a well-described, known genetic etiology. In contrast to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), WS has a unique phenotype characterized by global reductions in IQ and visuospatial ability, with relatively preserved language function, enhanced reactivity to social stimuli and music, and an unusual eagerness to interact socially with strangers. A duplication of the deleted region in WS has been implicated in a subset of ASD cases, defining a spectrum of genetic and behavioral variation at this locus defined by these opposite extremes in social behavior...
November 1, 2017: Developmental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079819/perturbed-wnt-signaling-leads-to-neuronal-migration-delay-altered-interhemispheric-connections-and-impaired-social-behavior
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Riccardo Bocchi, Kristof Egervari, Laura Carol-Perdiguer, Beatrice Viale, Charles Quairiaux, Mathias De Roo, Michael Boitard, Suzanne Oskouie, Patrick Salmon, Jozsef Z Kiss
Perturbed neuronal migration and circuit development have been implicated in the pathogenesis of neurodevelopmental diseases; however, the direct steps linking these developmental errors to behavior alterations remain unknown. Here we demonstrate that Wnt/C-Kit signaling is a key regulator of glia-guided radial migration in rat somatosensory cortex. Transient downregulation of Wnt signaling in migrating, callosal projection neurons results in delayed positioning in layer 2/3. Delayed neurons display reduced neuronal activity with impaired afferent connectivity causing permanent deficit in callosal projections...
October 27, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079540/il-18-contributes-to-bone-cancer-pain-by-regulating-glia-cells-and-neuron-interaction
#9
Su Liu, Yue-Peng Liu, You Lv, Jun-Li Yao, Dong-Mei Yue, Mao-Yin Zhang, Dun-Yi Qi, Gong-Jian Liu
BACKGROUND: Glia cells hyperactivity has been proposed to be responsible for chronic pain, however, the mechanisms remain unclear. IL-18, released from glial cells, has been reported to be involved in neuropathic pain. Here, we investigated the role of IL-18 in bone cancer pain. METHODS: Bone cancer pain was mimicked by injecting Walker-256 mammary gland carcinoma cells into the intramedullary space of the tibia in rats. Expression and location of IL-18 and IL-18 receptor were tested...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078717/untangling-the-wiring-of-the-drosophila-visual-system-developmental-principles-and-molecular-strategies
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Haritz Plazaola-Sasieta, Alejandra Fernández-Pineda, Qi Zhu, Marta Morey
The assembly of neural circuits relies on the accurate establishment of connections between synaptic partners. Precise wiring results from responses that neurons elicit to environmental cues and cell-cell contact events during development. A common design principle in both invertebrate and vertebrate adult nervous systems is the orderly array of columnar and layered synaptic units of certain neuropils. This similarity is particularly striking in the visual system, both at the structural and cell-type levels...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Neurogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076504/the-special-relationship-glia-neuron-interactions-in-the-neuroendocrine-hypothalamus
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REVIEW
Jerome Clasadonte, Vincent Prevot
Natural fluctuations in physiological conditions require adaptive responses involving rapid and reversible structural and functional changes in the hypothalamic neuroendocrine circuits that control homeostasis. Here, we discuss the data that implicate hypothalamic glia in the control of hypothalamic neuroendocrine circuits, specifically neuron-glia interactions in the regulation of neurosecretion as well as neuronal excitability. Mechanistically, the morphological plasticity displayed by distal processes of astrocytes, pituicytes and tanycytes modifies the geometry and diffusion properties of the extracellular space...
October 27, 2017: Nature Reviews. Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054751/ng2-cspg4-and-progranulin-in-the-posttraumatic-glial-scar
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REVIEW
Michael K E Schäfer, Irmgard Tegeder
Traumatic injury of the central nervous system is one of the leading causes of death and disability in young adults. Failure of regeneration is caused by autonomous neuronal obstacles and by formation of the glial scar, which is essential to seal the injury but also constitutes a barrier for regrowing axons. The scar center is highly inflammatory and populated by NG2+ glia, whereas astrocytes form the sealing border and trap regrowing axons, suggesting that the non-permissive environment of activated astrocytes and extracellular matrix components is one of the reasons for the regenerative failure...
October 17, 2017: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987779/thyroid-hormone-and-estrogen-receptor-interactions-with-natural-ligands-and-endocrine-disruptors-in-the-cerebellum
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REVIEW
Attila Zsarnovszky, David Kiss, Gergely Jocsak, Gabor Nemeth, Istvan Toth, Tamas L Horvath
Although the effects of phytoestrogens on brain function is widely unknown, they are often regarded as "natural" and thus as harmless. However, the effects of phytoestrogens or environmental pollutants on brain function is underestimated. Estrogen (17beta-estradiol, E2) and thyroid hormones (THs) play pivoltal roles in brain development. In the mature brain, these hormones regulate metabolism on cellular and organismal levels. Thus, E2 and THs do not only regulate the energy metabolism of the entire organism, but simultaneously also regulate important homeostatic parameters of neurons and glia in the CNS...
October 5, 2017: Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960551/insect-models-of-central-nervous-system-energy-metabolism-and-its-links-to-behavior
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REVIEW
Clare C Rittschof, Stefanie Schirmeier
Neuronal activity requires a vast amount of energy. Energy use in the brain is spatially and temporally dynamic, which reflects the changing activity of the neuronal circuits and might be important for modulating neuronal output. Much recent work has focused on understanding how brain glial cells take up nutrients from circulation and subsequently provide metabolic precursors to neurons. However, within the neurons, modulation of cellular metabolic pathway flux also regulates excitability and signaling. A coherent understanding of the links between energy availability and metabolism, neural signaling, and higher-level phenotypes like behavior requires a synthesis of the understanding of glial and neuronal metabolic dynamics...
September 29, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952015/cross-talk-between-glia-neurons-and-mast-cells-in-neuroinflammation-associated-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Duraisamy Kempuraj, Govindhasamy Pushpavathi Selvakumar, Smita Zaheer, Ramasamy Thangavel, Mohammad Ejaz Ahmed, Sudhanshu Raikwar, Raghav Govindarajan, Shankar Iyer, Asgar Zaheer
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive movement disorder characterized by neuroinflammation and dopaminergic neurodegeneration in the brain. 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium (MPP(+)), a metabolite of the parkinsonian neurotoxin 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) induces the release of inflammatory mediators from glial cells and neurons. Glia maturation factor (GMF), a brain proinflammatory protein, MPP(+), and mast cell-derived inflammatory mediators induce neurodegeneration which eventually leads to PD...
September 26, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: the Official Journal of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918359/major-depressive-disorder-and-anxiety-disorders-from-the-glial-perspective-etiological-mechanisms-intervention-and-monitoring
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REVIEW
Mari Sild, Edward S Ruthazer, Linda Booij
Despite intense ongoing research efforts, the etiology of psychiatric disorders remains incompletely understood. Among biological factors playing a role in Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Anxiety Disorders (ANX), emerging evidence points to the relevance of different types of glia cells and efficient neuron-glia interactions. Here, we review recent findings highlighting the involvement of central nervous system (CNS) glia in MDD and ANX etiology and treatment response. Additionally, several relatively underexplored topics will be discussed: (1) glial response to non-pharmacological therapies, (2) impact of early life adversity on glia, (3) influence of lifestyle factors on glia in the context of MDD and ANX, and (4) monitoring glial functions in patients...
September 14, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912643/decreased-glial-gaba-and-tonic-inhibition-in-cerebellum-of-mouse-model-for-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd
#17
Yoo Sung Kim, Junsung Woo, C Justin Lee, Bo-Eun Yoon
About 5~12% of school-aged children suffer from the Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). However, the core mechanism of ADHD remains unclear. G protein-coupled receptor kinase-interacting protein-1 (GIT1) has recently been reported to be associated with ADHD in human and the genetic deletion of GIT1 result in ADHD-like behaviors in mice. Mice lacking GIT1 shows a shift in neuronal excitation/inhibition (E/I) balance. However, the pricise mechanism for E/I imbalance and the role of neuron-glia interaction in GIT1 knockout (KO) mice have not been studied...
August 2017: Experimental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901624/the-12th-international-conference-on-brain-energy-metabolism-icbem-energy-metabolism-and-neuron-glia-interactions-in-brain-from-molecular-mechanisms-to-novel-therapeutic-approaches
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EDITORIAL
Albert C H Yu, Arne Schousboe, Mary C McKenna
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November 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893581/tryptophan-circuit-in-fatigue-from-blood-to-brain-and-cognition
#19
Masatoshi Yamashita, Takanobu Yamamoto
Brain tryptophan and its neuroactive metabolites play key roles in central fatigue. However, previous brain function analysis targets may have included both glia and neurons together. Here, we clarified the fatigue-cognitive circuit of the central-peripheral linkage, including the role of glial-neuronal interaction in cognition. Using a rat model of central fatigue induced by chronic sleep disorder (CFSD), we isolated presynaptic terminals and oligodendrocytes. Results showed that compared to control group, presynaptic levels of tryptophan, kynurenine, and kynurenic acid, but not serotonin, in the CFSD group were higher in the hypothalamus and hippocampus...
November 15, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892058/glia-specific-enhancers-and-chromatin-structure-regulate-nfia-expression-and-glioma-tumorigenesis
#20
Stacey M Glasgow, Jeffrey C Carlson, Wenyi Zhu, Lesley S Chaboub, Peng Kang, Hyun Kyoung Lee, Yoanne M Clovis, Brittney E Lozzi, Robert J McEvilly, Michael G Rosenfeld, Chad J Creighton, Soo-Kyung Lee, Carrie A Mohila, Benjamin Deneen
Long-range enhancer interactions critically regulate gene expression, yet little is known about how their coordinated activities contribute to CNS development or how this may, in turn, relate to disease states. By examining the regulation of the transcription factor NFIA in the developing spinal cord, we identified long-range enhancers that recapitulate NFIA expression across glial and neuronal lineages in vivo. Complementary genetic studies found that Sox9-Brn2 and Isl1-Lhx3 regulate enhancer activity and NFIA expression in glial and neuronal populations...
November 2017: Nature Neuroscience
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