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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334913/tdp-43-mutations-causing-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-are-associated-with-altered-expression-of-rna-binding-protein-hnrnp-k-and-affect-the-nrf2-antioxidant-pathway
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Diane Moujalled, Alexandra Grubman, Karla Acevedo, Shu Yang, Yazi D Ke, Donia M Moujalled, Clare Duncan, Aphrodite Caragounis, Nirma D Perera, Bradley J Turner, Mercedes Prudencio, Leonard Petrucelli, Ian Blair, Lars M Ittner, Peter J Crouch, Jeffrey R Liddell, Anthony R White
TAR DNA binding protein 43 (TDP-43) is a major disease-associated protein involved in the pathogenesis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal lobar degeneration with ubiquitin-positive inclusions (FTLD-U). Our previous studies found a direct association between TDP-43 and heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein K (hnRNP K). In this study, utilizing ALS patient fibroblasts harboring a TDP-43M337V mutation and NSC-34 motor neuronal cell line expressing TDP-43Q331K mutation, we show that hnRNP K expression is impaired in urea soluble extracts from mutant TDP-43 cell models...
March 9, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325755/loss-of-pink1-leads-to-metabolic-deficits-in-adult-neural-stem-cells-and-impedes-differentiation-of-newborn-neurons-in-the-mouse-hippocampus
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Sandeep Kumar Agnihotri, Ruifang Shen, Jihong Li, Xu Gao, Hansruedi Büeler
Emerging evidence suggests that mitochondrial dynamics regulates adult hippocampal neurogenesis (AHN). Although abnormal AHN has been linked to depression, anxiety, and cognitive dysfunction, which are features of neurodegenerative conditions, including Parkinson's disease (PD), the impact of mitochondrial deficits on AHN have not been explored previously in a model of neurodegeneration. Here, we used PTEN-induced kinase 1-deficient (PINK1(-/-) ) mice that lacked a mitochondrial kinase mutated in recessive familial PD...
March 21, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321599/c-jun-amino-terminal-kinase-is-involved-in-valproic-acid-mediated-neuronal-differentiation-of-mouse-embryonic-nscs-and-neurite-outgrowth-of-nsc-derived-neurons
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Lu Lu, Hengxing Zhou, Bin Pan, Xueying Li, Zheng Fu, Jun Liu, Zhongju Shi, Tianci Chu, Zhijian Wei, Guangzhi Ning, Shiqing Feng
Valproic acid (VPA), an anticonvulsant and mood-stabilizing drug, can induce neuronal differentiation, promote neurite extension and exert a neuroprotective effect in central nervous system (CNS) injuries; however, comparatively little is known regarding its action on mouse embryonic neural stem cells (NSCs) and the underlying molecular mechanism. Recent studies suggested that c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) is required for neurite outgrowth and neuronal differentiation during neuronal development. In the present study, we cultured mouse embryonic NSCs and treated the cells with 1 mM VPA for up to 7 days...
March 21, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303738/neural-stem-cell-transplantation-in-ischemic-stroke-a-role-for-preconditioning-and-cellular-engineering
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Joshua D Bernstock, Luca Peruzzotti-Jametti, Daniel Ye, Florian A Gessler, Dragan Maric, Nunzio Vicario, Yang-Ja Lee, Stefano Pluchino, John M Hallenbeck
Ischemic stroke continues to be a leading cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. To protect and/or repair the ischemic brain, a multitiered approach may be centered on neural stem cell (NSC) transplantation. Transplanted NSCs exert beneficial effects not only via structural replacement, but also via immunomodulatory and/or neurotrophic actions. Unfortunately, the clinical translation of such promising therapies remains elusive, in part due to their limited persistence/survivability within the hostile ischemic microenvironment...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303198/impacts-of-leaf-age-and-heat-stress-duration-on-photosynthetic-gas-exchange-and-foliar-nonstructural-carbohydrates-in-coffea-arabica
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Danielle E Marias, Frederick C Meinzer, Christopher Still
Given future climate predictions of increased temperature, and frequency and intensity of heat waves in the tropics, suitable habitat to grow ecologically, economically, and socially valuable Coffea arabica is severely threatened. We investigated how leaf age and heat stress duration impact recovery from heat stress in C. arabica. Treated plants were heated in a growth chamber at 49°C for 45 or 90 min. Physiological recovery was monitored in situ using gas exchange, chlorophyll fluorescence (the ratio of variable to maximum fluorescence, FV/FM), and leaf nonstructural carbohydrate (NSC) on mature and expanding leaves before and 2, 15, 25, and 50 days after treatment...
February 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303030/formyl-peptide-receptors-promotes-neural-differentiation-in-mouse-neural-stem-cells-by-ros-generation-and-regulation-of-pi3k-akt-signaling
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Liang Zhang, Guan Wang, Xingxing Chen, Xin Xue, Qiaonan Guo, Mingyong Liu, Jianhua Zhao
This study aimed to determine whether formyl peptide receptors (FPRs) regulated the differentiation of neural stem cells (NSCs). FPRs promote the migration of NSCs both in vitro and in vivo. However, the role of FPRs during differentiation of NSCs is unknown. Analysis by Western blot showed significantly increased expression of FPR1 and FPR2 during differentiation of NSCs. The activation of FPRs promotes NSCs to differentiate into neurons with more primary neurites and branch points and longer neurites per cell...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302451/chronic-idiopathic-urticaria-systemic-complaints-and-their-relationship-with-disease-and-immune-measures
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Judy C Doong, Kris Chichester, Eric T Oliver, Lawrence B Schwartz, Sarbjit S Saini
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU)/chronic spontaneous urticaria sometimes report systemic complaints (SCs). OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the frequency and characteristics of SCs among patients with CIU, as well as the association of SCs with disease measures, basophil histamine release, and serum tryptase. METHODS: Adult patients with CIU were recruited from a university allergy clinic. Patients completed a disease symptom survey and underwent blood sampling for subsequent basophil histamine release and serum tryptase measurement...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299522/glycoconjugates-reveal-diversity-of-human-neural-stem-cells-hnscs-derived-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-hipscs
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Majury Kandasamy, Lars Roll, Daniel Langenstroth, Oliver Brüstle, Andreas Faissner
Neural stem cells (NSCs) have the ability to self-renew and to differentiate into various cell types of the central nervous system. This potential can be recapitulated by human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) in vitro. The differentiation capacity of hiPSCs is characterized by several stages with distinct morphologies and the expression of various marker molecules. We used the monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) 487(LeX), 5750(LeX) and 473HD to analyze the expression pattern of particular carbohydrate motifs as potential markers at six differentiation stages of hiPSCs...
March 15, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297573/magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-delivery-of-neural-stem-cells-into-the-basal-ganglia-of-nonhuman-primates-reveals-a-pulsatile-mode-of-cell-dispersion
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Kristen E Malloy, Jinqi Li, Gourav R Choudhury, April Torres, Shruti Gupta, Chris Kantorak, Tim Goble, Peter T Fox, Geoffrey D Clarke, Marcel M Daadi
Optimal stem cell delivery procedures are critical to the success of the cell therapy approach. Variables such as flow rate, suspension solution, needle diameter, cell density, and tissue mechanics affect tissue penetration, backflow along the needle, and the dispersion and survival of injected cells during delivery. Most cell transplantation centers engaged in human clinical trials use custom-designed cannula needles, syringes, or catheters, sometimes precluding the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided delivery to target tissue...
March 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288899/kisspeptin-10-treatment-generated-specific-gnrh-expression-in-cells-differentiated-from-rhesus-monkey-derived-lyon-nscs
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Tanzeel Huma, Xintian Hu, Yuanye Ma, Andrew Willden, Joshua Rizak, Muhammad Shahab, Zhengbo Wang
Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) have enormous potential as novel cell-based therapies, but their effectiveness depends on stem cell differentiation and specific signaling regulators, which remain poorly understood. In this study, a kisspeptin peptide (KP-10) was used at different dosages to determine whether rhesus macaque derived tau GFP-Lyon ES cells underwent kisspeptin specific neuronal differentiation. It was found that KP-10 exhibited an anti-proliferative effect on the cells and led to morphological changes and cellular differentiation consistent with neuronal stem cell (NSC) development...
March 10, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285139/regulation-of-rest-levels-overcomes-dysregulation-of-neural-stem-cell-differentiation-caused-by-disruption-of-polyubiquitin-gene-ubb
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Minji Kim, Kwon-Yul Ryu
Reduced levels of cellular ubiquitin (Ub) caused by disruption of the polyubiquitin gene Ubb lead to dysregulated differentiation of neural stem/progenitor cells (NSCs) and apoptosis in cells cultured in vitro. However, the underlying mechanisms responsible for these phenotypes in Ub-deficient cells have not been studied extensively. In the present study, we found that levels of repressor element-1 silencing transcription factor (REST) are elevated in Ubb(-/-) cells. To determine whether dysregulation of NSC differentiation is caused by the increased REST levels, we investigated the effect of reduced REST levels in Ubb(-/-) cells...
March 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283476/alveolar-non-selective-channels-are-asic1a-%C3%AE-enac-channels-and-contribute-to-afc
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Phi T Trac, Tiffany L Thai, Valerie Linck, Li Zou, Megan M Greenlee, Qiang Yue, Otor K Al-Khalili, Abdel A Alli, Amity F Eaton, Douglas C Eaton
A thin fluid layer in alveoli is normal and results from a balance of fluid entry and fluid uptake by transepithelial salt and water reabsorption. Conventional wisdom suggests the reabsorption is via epithelial Na(+) channels (ENaC), but if all Na(+) reabsorption was via ENaC, then amiloride, an ENaC inhibitor, should block AFC. But amiloride blocks only half of AFC. The reason for failure to block is clear from single channel measurements from alveolar epithelial cells: ENaC channels are observed, but another channel is present at the same frequency that is non-selective for Na(+) over K(+), has a larger conductance, and shorter open and closed times...
March 10, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283027/integrated-analysis-of-genetic-behavioral-and-biochemical-data-implicates-neural-stem-cell-induced-changes-in-immunity-neurotransmission-and-mitochondrial-function-in-dementia-with-lewy-body-mice
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Anita Lakatos, Natalie R S Goldberg, Mathew Blurton-Jones
We previously demonstrated that transplantation of murine neural stem cells (NSCs) can improve motor and cognitive function in a transgenic model of Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB). These benefits occurred without changes in human α-synuclein pathology and were mediated in part by stem cell-induced elevation of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). However, instrastriatal NSC transplantation likely alters the brain microenvironment via multiple mechanisms that may synergize to promote cognitive and motor recovery...
March 10, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267507/lanthanide-ions-induced-formation-of-hierarchical-and-transparent-polysaccharide-hybrid-films
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Shunli Liu, Kewen Li, Fang Yao, Liqun Xu, Guodong Fu
Nacre-like hybrid films based on N-succinyl chitosan (NSC), sodium alginate (SA) and lanthanide ions were fabricated via coordination interactions. In this work, the binary building blocks (NSC and SA) were self-assembled into aligned hydrogel films by coordination with lanthanide ions, and hierarchical NSC-SA hybrid films were obtained upon drying. Two species of lanthanide ions (Gd(3+) and Yb(3+)) were used to fabricate the hierarchical NSC-SA hybrid films. The as-prepared NSC-SA hybrid films exhibit high tensile strength and stability...
May 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263053/water-soluble-fullerene-derivatives-as-brain-medicine-surface-chemistry-determines-if-they-are-neuroprotective-and-antitumor
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Fu-Yu Hsieh, A V Zhilenkov, I I Voronov, E A Khakina, D V Mischenko, Pavel A Troshin, Shan-Hui Hsu
Delivering drugs to the central nervous system (CNS) is a major challenge in treating CNS-related diseases. Nanoparticles that can cross blood-brain barrier (BBB) are potential tools. In this study, water-soluble C60 fullerene derivatives with different types of linkages between the fullerene cage and the solubilizing addend were synthesized (compounds 1-3: C-C bonds, compounds 4-5: C-S bonds, compound 6: C-P bonds, and compounds 7-9: C-N bonds). Fullerene derivatives 1-6 were observed to induce neural stem cell (NSC) proliferation in vitro and rescue the function of injured CNS in zebrafish...
March 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258160/a-new-cis-acting-motif-is-required-for-the-axonal-smn-dependent-anxa2-mrna-localization
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Khalil Rihan, Etienne Antoine, Thomas Maurin, Barbara Bardoni, Rémy Bordonné, Johann Soret, Florence Rage
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is caused by mutations and/or deletions of the survival motor neuron gene (SMN1). Besides its function in the biogenesis of spliceosomal snRNPs, SMN might possess a motor neuron specific role and could function in the transport of axonal mRNAs and in the modulation of local protein translation. Accordingly, SMN colocalizes with axonal mRNAs of differentiated NSC-34 motor neuron-like cells. We recently showed that SMN depletion gives rise to a decrease in the axonal transport of the mRNAs encoding Annexin A2 (Anxa2)...
March 3, 2017: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255331/detection-of-impaired-cerebral-autoregulation-using-selected-correlation-analysis-a-validation-study
#17
Martin A Proescholdt, Rupert Faltermeier, Sylvia Bele, Alexander Brawanski
Multimodal brain monitoring has been utilized to optimize treatment of patients with critical neurological diseases. However, the amount of data requires an integrative tool set to unmask pathological events in a timely fashion. Recently we have introduced a mathematical model allowing the simulation of pathophysiological conditions such as reduced intracranial compliance and impaired autoregulation. Utilizing a mathematical tool set called selected correlation analysis (sca), correlation patterns, which indicate impaired autoregulation, can be detected in patient data sets (scp)...
2017: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249240/identification-of-novel-dual-specificity-phosphatase-26-inhibitors-by-a-hybrid-virtual-screening-approach-based-on-pharmacophore-and-molecular-docking
#18
Ji-Xia Ren, Zhong Cheng, Yu-Xin Huang, Jing-Feng Zhao, Peng Guo, Zhong-Mei Zou, Yong Xie
Dual-specificity phosphatase 26 (DUSP26) has recently emerged as a target for treatment of human cancers. However, only two small-molecule inhibitors of DUSP26 are known so far, namely NSC-87877 and ethyl-3, 4-dephostatin. DUSP26 contains an N-terminal region (residues 1-60) and a conserved C-terminal catalytic domain (residues 61-211, DUSP26-C). The crystal structure of DUSP26-C, showing a catalytically inactive conformation of the active site, was reported in a previous study. However, the detailed catalytic mechanism of DUSP26 cannot be described based on that structure...
February 26, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244236/concise-reviews-innate-and-adaptive-immune-recognition-of-allogeneic-and-xenogeneic-cell-transplants-in-the-central-nervous-system
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Chloé J Hoornaert, Debbie Le Blon, Alessandra Quarta, Jasmijn Daans, Herman Goossens, Zwi Berneman, Peter Ponsaerts
Over the last 30 years, numerous allogeneic and xenogeneic cell grafts have been transplanted into the central nervous system (CNS) of mice and men in an attempt to cure neurological diseases. In the early studies, human or porcine embryonic neural cells were grafted in the striatum of animals or patients in an attempt to replace lost neurons. Although the immune-privileged status of the brain as a recipient organ was widely accepted, it rapidly became evident that CNS-grafted allogeneic and xenogeneic cells could be recognized and rejected by the immune system, resulting in poor neural graft survival and limited functional recovery...
February 28, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240738/inflammation-induced-mirna-155-inhibits-self-renewal-of-neural-stem-cells-via-suppression-of-ccaat-enhancer-binding-protein-%C3%AE-c-ebp%C3%AE-expression
#20
Kayoko Obora, Yuta Onodera, Toshiyuki Takehara, John Frampton, Joe Hasei, Toshifumi Ozaki, Takeshi Teramura, Kanji Fukuda
Intracerebral inflammation resulting from injury or disease is implicated in disruption of neural regeneration and may lead to irreversible neuronal dysfunction. Analysis of inflammation-related microRNA profiles in various tissues, including the brain, has identified miR-155 among the most prominent miRNAs linked to inflammation. Here, we hypothesize that miR-155 mediates inflammation-induced suppression of neural stem cell (NSC) self-renewal. Using primary mouse NSCs and human NSCs derived from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, we demonstrate that three important genes involved in NSC self-renewal (Msi1, Hes1 and Bmi1) are suppressed by miR-155...
February 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
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