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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213929/exploration-of-the-brn4-regulated-genes-enhancing-adult-hippocampal-neurogenesis-by-rna-sequencing
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Jingjing Guo, Xiang Cheng, Lei Zhang, Linmei Wang, Yongxin Mao, Guixiang Tian, Wenhao Xu, Yuhao Wu, Zhi Ma, Jianbing Qin, Meiling Tian, Guohua Jin, Wei Shi, Xinhua Zhang
Adult hippocampal neurogenesis is essential for learning and memory, and its dysfunction is involved in neurodegenerative diseases. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying adult hippocampal neurogenesis are still largely unknown. Our previous studies indicated that the transcription factor Brn4 was upregulated and promoted neuronal differentiation of neural stem cells (NSCs) in the surgically denervated hippocampus in rats. In this study, we use high-throughput RNA sequencing to explore the molecular mechanisms underlying the enhancement of adult hippocampal neurogenesis induced by lentivirus-mediated Brn4 overexpression in vivo...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206673/the-immune-system-as-a-new-possible-cell-target-for-afp-464-in-a-spontaneous-mammary-cancer-mouse-model
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Mariana A Callero, Cristina E Rodriguez, Aldana Sólimo, Elisa Bal de Kier Joffé, Andrea I Loaiza Perez
Aminoflavone (AFP 464, NSC 710464), an antitumor agent which recently entered phase II clinical trials, acts against estrogen-positive breast cancer (ER +). AFP 464, which has a unique mechanism of action by activating aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) signaling pathway, decreased tumor size and growth rate in the estrogen dependent, Tamoxifen-sensitive spontaneous M05 mouse model. Considering that AhR has recently emerged as a physiological regulator of the innate and adaptive immune responses, we investigated whether AFP 464 modulates the immune response in our mouse model...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199828/hucns-sc-human-nscs-fail-to-differentiate-form-ectopic-clusters-and-provide-no-cognitive-benefits-in-a-transgenic-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Samuel E Marsh, Stephen T Yeung, Maria Torres, Lydia Lau, Joy L Davis, Edwin S Monuki, Wayne W Poon, Mathew Blurton-Jones
Transplantation of neural stem cells (NSCs) can improve cognition in animal models of Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, AD is a protracted disorder, and prior studies have examined only short-term effects. We therefore used an immune-deficient model of AD (Rag-5xfAD mice) to examine long-term transplantation of human NSCs (StemCells Inc.; HuCNS-SCs). Five months after transplantation, HuCNS-SCs had engrafted and migrated throughout the hippocampus and exhibited no differences in survival or migration in response to β-amyloid pathology...
February 14, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199352/nearest-shrunken-centroids-via-alternative-genewise-shrinkages
#4
Byeong Yeob Choi, Eric Bair, Jae Won Lee
Nearest shrunken centroids (NSC) is a popular classification method for microarray data. NSC calculates centroids for each class and "shrinks" the centroids toward 0 using soft thresholding. Future observations are then assigned to the class with the minimum distance between the observation and the (shrunken) centroid. Under certain conditions the soft shrinkage used by NSC is equivalent to a LASSO penalty. However, this penalty can produce biased estimates when the true coefficients are large. In addition, NSC ignores the fact that multiple measures of the same gene are likely to be related to one another...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197079/sirt3-in-neural-stem-cells-attenuates-microglia-activation-induced-oxidative-stress-injury-through-mitochondrial-pathway
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De-Qi Jiang, Yan Wang, Ming-Xing Li, Yan-Jiao Ma, Yong Wang
Sirtuin 3 (SIRT3), a mitochondrial protein, is involved in energy metabolism, cell apoptosis and mitochondrial function. However, the role of SIRT3 in neural stem cells (NSCs) remains unknown. In previous studies, we found that microglia activation-induced cytotoxicity negatively regulated survival of NSCs, along with mitochondrial dysfunction. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential neuroprotective effects of SIRT3 on the microglia activation-induced oxidative stress injury in NSCs and its possible mechanisms...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195166/effects-of-drought-on-leaf-carbon-source-and-growth-of-european-beech-are-modulated-by-soil-type
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Jian-Feng Liu, Matthias Arend, Wen-Juan Yang, Marcus Schaub, Yan-Yan Ni, Arthur Gessler, Ze-Ping Jiang, Andreas Rigling, Mai-He Li
Drought potentially affects carbon balance and growth of trees, but little is known to what extent soil plays a role in the trade-off between carbon gain and growth investment. In the present study, we analyzed leaf non-structural carbohydrates (NSC) as an indicator of the balance of photosynthetic carbon gain and carbon use, as well as growth of European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) saplings, which were grown on two different soil types (calcareous and acidic) in model ecosystems and subjected to a severe summer drought...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191778/generation-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-bona-fide-neural-stem-cells-for-ex-vivo-gene-therapy-of-metachromatic-leukodystrophy
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Vasco Meneghini, Giacomo Frati, Davide Sala, Silvia De Cicco, Marco Luciani, Chiara Cavazzin, Marianna Paulis, Wieslawa Mentzen, Francesco Morena, Serena Giannelli, Francesca Sanvito, Anna Villa, Alessandro Bulfone, Vania Broccoli, Sabata Martino, Angela Gritti
Allogeneic fetal-derived human neural stem cells (hfNSCs) that are under clinical evaluation for several neurodegenerative diseases display a favorable safety profile, but require immunosuppression upon transplantation in patients. Neural progenitors derived from patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) may be relevant for autologous ex vivo gene-therapy applications to treat genetic diseases with unmet medical need. In this scenario, obtaining iPSC-derived neural stem cells (NSCs) showing a reliable "NSC signature" is mandatory...
February 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188219/distinct-effects-of-mir-210-reduction-on-neurogenesis-increased-neuronal-survival-of-inflammation-but-reduced-proliferation-associated-with-mitochondrial-enhancement
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Ludmila A Voloboueva, Xiaoyun Sun, Lijun Xu, Yi-Bing Ouyang, Rona G Giffard
Neurogenesis is essential to brain development, and plays a central role in the response to brain injury. Stroke and head trauma stimulate proliferation of endogenous neural stem cells (NSC). However, the survival of young neurons is sharply reduced by post-injury inflammation. Cellular mitochondria are critical to successful neurogenesis and are a major target of inflammatory injury. Mitochondrial protection was shown to improve survival of young neurons. This study tested whether reducing cellular microRNA-210 (miR-210) would enhance mitochondrial function and improve survival of young murine neurons under inflammatory conditions...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188088/high-dose-neural-stem-cell-radiation-may-not-improve-survival-in-glioblastoma
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R Achari, M Arunsingh, R K Badgami, A Saha, S Chatterjee, R K Shrimali, I Mallick, B Arun
AIMS: To evaluate the effect of radiotherapy dose-volume parameters of neural stem cell (NSC) compartment on progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival after post-resection chemoradiation in newly diagnosed glioblastoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-one patients with unifocal glioblastoma were included. Ipsilateral (NSC_Ipsi), contralateral (NSC_Contra) and combined NSC (NSC_Combined) were contoured on radiotherapy planning computerised tomography datasets...
February 8, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177250/synthesis-of-biologically-active-indenoisoquinoline-derivatives-via-a-one-pot-copper-ii-catalyzed-tandem-reaction
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Chia-Yu Huang, Veerababurao Kavala, Chun-Wei Kuo, Ashok Konala, Tang-Hao Yang, Ching-Fa Yao
A concise route for the synthesis of indenoisoquinoline derivatives from 2-iodobenzamide and 1,3-indanedione derivatives in the presence of copper(II) chloride and cesium carbonate in acetonitrile solvent is reported. A wide variety of 2-iodobenzamide derivatives and indandiones could be used to synthesize indenoisoquinoline derivatives and other fused indenoisoquinoline in moderate to good yields. This methodology was adapted for the one-step synthesis of a series of clinically active topoisomerase I inhibitors such as NSC 314622, LMP-400, LMP-776...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176469/epcam-liver-cancer-stem-like-cells-exhibiting-autocrine-wnt-signaling-potentially-originate-in-cirrhotic-patients
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Ritu Khosla, Archana Rastogi, Gayatri Ramakrishna, Viniyendra Pamecha, Ashok Mukhopadhyay, Madavan Vasudevan, Shiv Kumar Sarin, Nirupma Trehanpati
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is believed to originate from cancer stem cells (CSCs). While epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) is a marker of normal hepatic stem cells (HSCs), EpCAM+ cells from HCC behave like CSCs. Since HCC mostly develops on a cirrhotic background, we sought to determine whether CSC-like EpCAM+ cells exist in patients with advanced cirrhosis. Both flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry showed that frequency of EpCAM+ cells in advanced cirrhosis was increased as compared to control...
February 8, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165137/preclinical-safety-assessments-of-nano-sized-constructs-on-cardiovascular-system-toxicity-a-case-for-telemetry
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Hoay Yan Cheah, Lik Voon Kiew, Hong Boon Lee, Nina Japundžić-Žigon, Marίa J Vicent, See Ziau Hoe, Lip Yong Chung
While nano-sized construct (NSC) use in medicine has grown significantly in recent years, reported unwanted side effects have raised safety concerns. However, the toxicity of NSCs to the cardiovascular system (CVS) and the relative merits of the associated evaluation methods have not been thoroughly studied. This review discusses the toxicological profiles of selected NSCs and provides an overview of the assessment methods, including in silico, in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo models and how they are related to CVS toxicity...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163215/vegf-alleviates-als-csf-induced-cytoplasmic-accumulations-of-tdp-43-and-fus-tls-in-nsc-34-cells
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Shubham Shantanu, K Vijayalakshmi, S Shruthi, B K Chandrasekhar Sagar, T N Sathyaprabha, A Nalini, Trichur R Raju, Phalguni Anand Alladi
Cytoplasmic mislocalisation and aggregation of TDP-43 and FUS/TLS proteins in spinal motor neurons contribute to the pathogenesis of the highly fatal disorder amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). We investigated the neuroprotective effect of VEGF on expression of these proteins in the motor neuronal cell line NSC-34 modelled to reminisce sporadic form of ALS. We studied the expression of TDP-43 and FUS/TLS proteins after exposure to ALS-CSF and following VEGF supplementation by quantitative confocal microscopy and electron microscopy...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162200/-the-protective-effect-of-human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-induced-neural-stem-cells-in-the-vitreous-on-the-blood-retinal-barrier-in-diabetic-rats
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M Dong, W Zhang, S Chen, J M Wang, H T Duan, J H Kong, Y X Wang, X Bi, J Song
Objective: To investigate the effect of intravitreal injection of neural stem cells (NSC) induced from human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells, and to provide a theoretical basis for the clinical treatment of blood-retinal barrier damage due to diabetic retinopathy (DR). Methods: Experimental study. Sixty male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into control group, DR group and NSC group. Diabetic rats were induced by injection of streptozotocin, and the control rats were injected with an equal volume of solvent...
January 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161574/covalent-growth-factor-tethering-to-direct-neural-stem-cell-differentiation-and-self-organization
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Trevor R Ham, Mahmoud Farrag, Nic D Leipzig
: Tethered growth factors offer exciting new possibilities for guiding stem cell behavior. However, many of the current methods present substantial drawbacks which can limit their application and confound results. In this work, we developed a new method for the site-specific covalent immobilization of azide-tagged growth factors and investigated its utility in a model system for guiding neural stem cell (NSC) behavior. An engineered interferon-γ (IFN-γ) fusion protein was tagged with an N-terminal azide group, and immobilized to two different dibenzocyclooctyne-functionalized biomimetic polysaccharides (chitosan and hyaluronan)...
February 2, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157120/characterization-of-x-ray-scattering-for%C3%A2-various-phantoms-and-clinical-breast-geometries-using-breast-ct-on-a-dedicated-hybrid-system
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Jainil P Shah, Steve D Mann, Martin P Tornai
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to utilize a dedicated breast CT system using a 2D beam stop array to physically evaluate the scatter to primary ratios (SPRs) of different geometric phantoms and prospectively acquired clinical patient data. METHODS: Including clinically unrealizable compositions of 100% glandular and 100% fat, projection images were acquired using three geometrically different phantoms filled with fluids simulating breast tissue. The beam stop array method was used for measuring scatter in projection space, and creating the scatter corrected primary images...
January 3, 2017: Journal of X-ray Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154169/cd44-and-hyaluronan-regulate-adult-hippocampal-neural-stem-cell-quiescence-and-differentiation
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Weiping Su, Scott C Foster, Rubing Xing, Kerstin Feistel, Reid H J Olsen, Summer F Acevedo, Jacob Raber, Larry S Sherman
Adult neurogenesis in the hippocampal subgranular zone (SGZ) is involved in learning and memory throughout life but declines with aging. Mice lacking the CD44 transmembrane receptor for the glycosaminoglycan hyaluronan (HA) demonstrate a number of neurological disturbances including hippocampal memory deficits, implicating CD44 in the processes underlying hippocampal memory encoding, storage or retrieval. Here, we find that HA and CD44 play important roles in regulating adult neurogenesis, and we provide evidence that HA contributes to age-related reductions in neural stem cell (NSC) expansion and differentiation in the hippocampus...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153091/effect-of-fingolimod-on-neural-stem-cells-a-novel-mechanism-and-broadened-application-for-neural-repair
#18
Yuan Zhang, Xing Li, Bogoljub Ciric, Cun-Gen Ma, Bruno Gran, Abdolmohamad Rostami, Guang-Xian Zhang
Inflammatory demyelination and axonal damage of the CNS are hallmarks of multiple sclerosis (MS) and its animal model, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). Fingolimod (FTY720), the first FDA-approved oral medication for MS, suppresses acute disease but is less effective at the chronic stage, and whether it has a direct effect on neuroregeneration in MS and EAE remains unclear. Here we show that FTY720, at nanomolar concentrations, effectively protected survival of neural stem cells (NSCs) and enhanced their development into mature oligodendrocytes (OLGs) in vitro, primarily through the S1P3 and S1P5 receptors...
February 1, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152180/magnetic-nanoparticle-mediated-gene-delivery-to-two-and-three-dimensional-neural-stem-cell-cultures-magnet-assisted-transfection-and-multifection-approaches-to-enhance-outcomes
#19
Mark R Pickard, Christopher F Adams, Divya M Chari
Neural stem cells (NSCs) have high translational potential in transplantation therapies for neural repair. Enhancement of their therapeutic capacity by genetic engineering is an important goal for regenerative neurology. Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) are major non-viral vectors for safe bioengineering of NSCs, offering critical translational benefits over viral vectors, including safety, scalability, and ease of use. This unit describes protocols for the production of suspension (neurosphere) and adherent (monolayer) murine NSC cultures...
February 2, 2017: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150128/metabolic-syndrome-and-incidence-of-breast-cancer-in-middle-aged-korean-women-a-nationwide-cohort-study
#20
Jung Ah Lee, Jung Eun Yoo, Hye Soon Park
PURPOSE: To evaluate the risk of breast cancer in middle-aged women with metabolic syndrome using the National Health Insurance Service-National Sample Cohort (NHIS-NSC). METHODS: We analyzed 23,820 women aged 50-64 years who participated in the NHIS-NCS in 2008 and 2009. We excluded subjects with any previous history of cancer or with inadequate information regarding metabolic syndrome. Participated subjects underwent anthropometric measurements and provided fasting blood samples for the assessment of glucose and lipid profiles, and answered a lifestyle questionnaire...
February 1, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
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