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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534273/tauroursodeoxycholic-acid-enhances-mitochondrial-biogenesis-neural-stem-cell-pool-and-early-neurogenesis-in-adult-rats
#1
Rita Soares, Filipa F Ribeiro, Sara Xapelli, Tânia Genebra, Maria F Ribeiro, Ana M Sebastião, Cecília M P Rodrigues, Susana Solá
Although neurogenesis occurs in restricted regions of the adult mammalian brain, neural stem cells (NSCs) produce very few neurons during ageing or after injury. We have recently discovered that the endogenous bile acid tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA), a strong inhibitor of mitochondrial apoptosis and a neuroprotective in animal models of neurodegenerative disorders, also enhances NSC proliferation, self-renewal, and neuronal conversion by improving mitochondrial integrity and function of NSCs. In the present study, we explore the effect of TUDCA on regulation of NSC fate in neurogenic niches, the subventricular zone (SVZ) of the lateral ventricles and the hippocampal dentate gyrus (DG), using rat postnatal neurospheres and adult rats exposed to the bile acid...
May 22, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524001/brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-promotes-growth-of-neurons-and-neural-stem-cells-possibly-by-triggering-the-phosphoinositide-3-kinase-akt-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway
#2
Jin-Wei Yang, Zhang Liang, Shi-Kang Deng Deng, Wei Ma, Xian-Bin Wang, Xing-Tong Li, Tong-Tong Wang, Yun-Fei Dai, Jian-Hui Guo, Li-Yan Li
BACKGROUND: Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays a crucial role in promoting survival and differentiation of neurons and neural stem cells (NSCs), but the downstream regulating mechanisms remain poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether BDNF exerts its effect by triggering the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K), protein kinase B, PKB (AKT), glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β) and β-catenin signaling pathway in cultured neurons and NSCs derived from the rat embryonic spinal cord...
May 18, 2017: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521038/ventricular-zone-disruption-in-human-neonates-with-intraventricular-hemorrhage
#3
James P McAllister, Maria Montserrat Guerra, Leandro Castaneyra Ruiz, Antonio J Jimenez, Dolores Dominguez-Pinos, Deborah Sival, Wilfred den Dunnen, Diego M Morales, Robert E Schmidt, Esteban M Rodriguez, David D Limbrick
To determine if ventricular zone (VZ) and subventricular zone (SVZ) alterations are associated with intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) and posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus, we compared postmortem frontal and subcortical brain samples from 12 infants with IVH and 3 nonneurological disease controls without hemorrhages or ventriculomegaly. Birth and expiration estimated gestational ages were 23.0-39.1 and 23.7-44.1 weeks, respectively; survival ranges were 0-42 days (median, 2.0 days). Routine histology and immunohistochemistry for neural stem cells (NSCs), neural progenitors (NPs), multiciliated ependymal cells (ECs), astrocytes (AS), and cell adhesion molecules were performed...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520736/the-bantam-microrna-acts-through-numb-to-exert-cell-growth-control-and-feedback-regulation-of-notch-in-tumor-forming-stem-cells-in-the-drosophila-brain
#4
Yen-Chi Wu, Kyu-Sun Lee, Yan Song, Stephan Gehrke, Bingwei Lu
Notch (N) signaling is central to the self-renewal of neural stem cells (NSCs) and other tissue stem cells. Its deregulation compromises tissue homeostasis and contributes to tumorigenesis and other diseases. How N regulates stem cell behavior in health and disease is not well understood. Here we show that N regulates bantam (ban) microRNA to impact cell growth, a process key to NSC maintenance and particularly relied upon by tumor-forming cancer stem cells. Notch signaling directly regulates ban expression at the transcriptional level, and ban in turn feedback regulates N activity through negative regulation of the Notch inhibitor Numb...
May 17, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516107/building-a-central-nervous-system-the-neural-stem-cell-lineage-revealed
#5
REVIEW
Wenjun Xu, Nishanth Lakshman, Cindi M Morshead
Neural stem cells (NSCs) are a multipotent, self-renewing source of undifferentiated cells in the periventricular region of the mammalian central nervous system (CNS). Since their original discovery 25 years ago, much has been learned about their development, persistence, localization, properties and potential. Herein we discuss the current state of knowledge pertaining to neural stem cells with a focus on the lineage relationship between two NSC populations along the neuraxis and their regionally distinct niches in the CNS...
2017: Neurogenesis (Austin, Tex.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510254/effects-of-mutant-tdp-43-on-the-nrf2-are-pathway-and-protein-expression-of-mafk-and-jdp2-in-nsc-34-cells
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Y P Tian, F Y Che, Q P Su, Y C Lu, C P You, L M Huang, S G Wang, L Wang, J X Yu
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease that affects motor neurons and lacks an effective treatment. The disease pathogenesis has not been clarified at present. Pathological transactive response DNA-binding protein 43 (TDP-43) plays an important role in the pathogenesis of ALS. Nuclear translocation of nuclear factor erythroid 2 (NF-E2)-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is found in a mutant TDP-43 transgenic cell model, but its downstream antioxidant enzyme expression is decreased. To elucidate the specific mechanism of Nrf2/ARE (antioxidant responsive element) signaling dysfunction, we constructed an ALS cell model with human mutant TDP-43 using the NSC-34 cell line to evaluate the impact of the TDP-43 mutation on the Nrf2/ARE pathway...
May 10, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492610/nasal-cytology-in-children-scraping-or-swabbing
#7
C Pipolo, S Bianchini, S Barberi, M Landi, S D'auria, E Fuccillo, M Gaffuri, P Marchisio, C Rosazza, A M Saibene, M Gelardi, S Torretta
Nasal cytology has become a valuable tool in the assessment of a multitude of nasal pathologies in children. Collection methods differ significantly and even though the use of the nasal curette is regarded as the most reliable in adults, most practitioners use the nasal swab in children. However, no studies have validated the reliability and supposed better tolerability of the latter. We have compared these two sampling methods regarding their tolerability and analysed the diagnostic accuracy of the cotton nasal swab (NSW) to identify nasal cytotypes and rhinitis phenotypes, using nasal scraping (NSC) for comparison...
May 10, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490877/low-density-lipoprotein-coupled-micelles-with-reduction-and-ph-dual-sensitivity-for-intelligent-co-delivery-of-paclitaxel-and-sirna-to-breast-tumor
#8
Wen-Jing Zhu, Shu-di Yang, Chen-Xi Qu, Qiao-Ling Zhu, Wei-Liang Chen, Fang Li, Zhi-Qiang Yuan, Yang Liu, Ben-Gang You, Xue-Nong Zhang
Multidrug resistance (MDR) is a major obstacle for the clinical therapy of malignant human cancers. The discovery of RNA interference provides efficient gene silencing within tumor cells for reversing MDR. In this study, a new "binary polymer" low-density lipoprotein-N-succinyl chitosan-cystamine-urocanic acid (LDL-NSC-SS-UA) with dual pH/redox sensitivity and targeting effect was synthesized for the co-delivery of breast cancer resistance protein small interfering RNA (siRNA) and paclitaxel (PTX). In vivo, the co-delivering micelles can accumulate in tumor tissue via the enhanced permeability and retention effect and the specific recognition and combination of LDL and LDL receptor, which is overexpressed on the surface of tumor cell membranes...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489848/a-coordinated-dna-damage-response-promotes-adult-quiescent-neural-stem-cell-activation
#9
Lara Barazzuol, Limei Ju, Penny A Jeggo
Stem and differentiated cells frequently differ in their response to DNA damage, which can determine tissue sensitivity. By exploiting insight into the spatial arrangement of subdomains within the adult neural subventricular zone (SVZ) in vivo, we show distinct responses to ionising radiation (IR) between neural stem and progenitor cells. Further, we reveal different DNA damage responses between neonatal and adult neural stem cells (NSCs). Neural progenitors (transit amplifying cells and neuroblasts) but not NSCs (quiescent and activated) undergo apoptosis after 2 Gy IR...
May 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488234/microphysiological-human-brain-and-neural-systems-on-a-chip-potential-alternatives-to-small-animal-models-and-emerging-platforms-for-drug-discovery-and-personalized-medicine
#10
Alexander P Haring, Harald Sontheimer, Blake N Johnson
Translational challenges associated with reductionist modeling approaches, as well as ethical concerns and economic implications of small animal testing, drive the need for developing microphysiological neural systems for modeling human neurological diseases, disorders, and injuries. Here, we provide a comprehensive review of microphysiological brain and neural systems-on-a-chip (NSCs) for modeling higher order trajectories in the human nervous system. Societal, economic, and national security impacts of neurological diseases, disorders, and injuries are highlighted to identify critical NSC application spaces...
May 10, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481046/human-neural-stem-cell-biodistribution-and-predicted-tumor-coverage-by-a-diffusible-therapeutic-in-a-mouse-glioma-model
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Michael E Barish, Kelsey Herrmann, Yang Tang, Siranush Argalian Herculian, Marianne Metz, Soraya Aramburo, Revathiswari Tirughana, Margarita Gutova, Alexander Annala, Rex A Moats, Leanne Goldstein, Russell C Rockne, Jennifer Gutierrez, Christine E Brown, Lucy Ghoda, Karen S Aboody
Engineered neural stem cells (NSCs) intrinsically migrating to brain tumors offer a promising mechanism for local therapeutic delivery. However, difficulties in quantitative assessments of NSC migration and in estimates of tumor coverage by diffusible therapeutics have impeded development and refinement of NSC-based therapies. To address this need, we developed techniques by which conventional serial-sectioned formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) brains can be analyzed in their entirety across multiple test animals...
May 8, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478981/effects-of-noggin-transfected-neural-stem-cells-on-neural-functional-recovery-and-underlying-mechanism-in-rats-with-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#12
Jun-de Zhu, Jun-Jie Wang, Guo Ge, Chao-Sheng Kang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate neuroprotection of noggin-transfected neural stem cells (NSCs) against focal cerebral ischemia reperfusion injury (IRI) in rats. METHODS: Eighty Wistar rats were randomly divided into the sham, IRI, NSCs, and noggin + NSCs groups. Noggin containing adenoviral vectors was transfected into rat NSCs. Rats were subjected to 2.0 hours middle cerebral artery occlusion and reperfusion 1.0 hour, followed by infusion into the lateral ventricles of NSCs alone, noggin-transfected NSCs, and saline at 3 days in the NSCs, noggin + NSCs, and sham groups, respectively...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473846/transgenic-mouse-models-for-studying-adult-neurogenesis
#13
Fatih Semerci, Mirjana Maletic-Savatic
The mammalian hippocampus shows a remarkable capacity for continued neurogenesis throughout life. Newborn neurons, generated by the radial neural stem cells (NSCs), are important for learning and memory as well as mood control. During aging, the number and responses of NSCs to neurogenic stimuli diminish, leading to decreased neurogenesis and age-associated cognitive decline and psychiatric disorders. Thus, adult hippocampal neurogenesis has garnered significant interest because targeting it could be a novel potential therapeutic strategy for these disorders...
June 2016: Frontiers in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472654/mosaic-analysis-with-double-markers-reveals-distinct-sequential-functions-of-lgl1-in-neural-stem-cells
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Robert Beattie, Maria Pia Postiglione, Laura E Burnett, Susanne Laukoter, Carmen Streicher, Florian M Pauler, Guanxi Xiao, Olga Klezovitch, Valeri Vasioukhin, Troy H Ghashghaei, Simon Hippenmeyer
The concerted production of neurons and glia by neural stem cells (NSCs) is essential for neural circuit assembly. In the developing cerebral cortex, radial glia progenitors (RGPs) generate nearly all neocortical neurons and certain glia lineages. RGP proliferation behavior shows a high degree of non-stochasticity, thus a deterministic characteristic of neuron and glia production. However, the cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling RGP behavior and proliferation dynamics in neurogenesis and glia generation remain unknown...
May 3, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469806/radial-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-improves-cerebral-blood-flow-and-neurological-function-in-a-rat-model-of-cerebral-ischemia
#15
Nan Kang, Jing Zhang, Xiaotong Yu, Yuewen Ma
We performed middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) in rats to investigate the effect and some of the underlying mechanisms of radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) in cerebral ischemia rats. We measured neurological function and cerebral blood flow (CBF) using a full-field laser perfusion imager and brain infarct volume on days 3, 12, and 30. Immunofluorescence, western blot, and real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques were used to detect the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), neuron-specific enolase (NSE), nestin, Wnt3a, and β-catenin in the ischemic hemisphere...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466274/neural-stem-cell-based-regenerative-approaches-for-the-treatment-of-multiple-sclerosis
#16
REVIEW
Juan Xiao, Rongbing Yang, Sangita Biswas, Yunhua Zhu, Xin Qin, Min Zhang, Lihong Zhai, Yi Luo, Xiaoming He, Chun Mao, Wenbin Deng
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, autoimmune, inflammatory, and demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system (CNS), which ultimately leads to axonal loss and permanent neurological disability. Current treatments for MS are largely comprised of medications that are either immunomodulatory or immunosuppressive and are aimed at reducing the frequency and intensity of relapses. Neural stem cells (NSCs) in the adult brain can differentiate into oligodendrocytes in a context-specific manner and are shown to be involved in the remyelination in these patients...
May 2, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465021/morphology-based-non-invasive-quantitative-prediction-of-the-differentiation-status-of-neural-stem-cells
#17
Masaya Fujitani, Noor Safika Huddin, Shun Kawai, Kei Kanie, Yasujiro Kiyota, Kazunori Shimizu, Hiroyuki Honda, Ryuji Kato
Neural stem cells (NSCs) are multipotent and are considered ideal source for regenerating damaged neural cells for neurological disorders. During culture of NSCs, both the measurement and the evaluation of their differentiation potential are important to maintain stable quality-assured NSCs for regenerative treatments since the rate of differentiation into certain lineages from NSCs is still not fully controllable. However, conventional cell evaluation techniques using biological molecular are still invasive, costly, and time-consuming...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464358/mir-1297-regulates-neural-stem-cell-differentiation-and-viability-through-controlling-hes1-expression
#18
Jiaolin Zheng, Dan Yi, Xiaodong Shi, Huaizhang Shi
OBJECTIVES: Neural stem cells (NSCs) are self-renewing, undifferentiated and multipotent precursors that can generate neuronal and glial lineages. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that act crucial roles in cell proliferation, differentiation and migration. However, the role of miR-1297 in the development of NSCs is still unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Primary NSCs were isolated from rat's embryos. The expression of miR-1297 and Hes1 were measured by qRT-PCR...
May 2, 2017: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463698/forecasting-of-groundwater-level-fluctuations-using-ensemble-hybrid-multi-wavelet-neural-network-based-models
#19
Rahim Barzegar, Elham Fijani, Asghar Asghari Moghaddam, Evangelos Tziritis
Accurate prediction of groundwater level (GWL) fluctuations can play an important role in water resources management. The aims of the research are to evaluate the performance of different hybrid wavelet-group method of data handling (WA-GMDH) and wavelet-extreme learning machine (WA-ELM) models and to combine different wavelet based models for forecasting the GWL for one, two and three months step-ahead in the Maragheh-Bonab plain, NW Iran, as a case study. The research used totally 367 monthly GWLs (m) datasets (Sep 1985-Mar 2016) which were split into two subsets; the first 312 datasets (85% of total) were used for model development (training) and the remaining 55 ones (15% of total) for model evaluation (testing)...
April 29, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453256/intraperitoneal-administration-of-neural-stem-cell-nanoparticle-conjugates-targets-chemotherapy-to-ovarian-tumors
#20
Pengpeng Cao, Rachael Mooney, Revathiswari Tirughana, Wafa Abidi, Soraya Aramburo, Linda Flores, Megan Gilchrist, Ugochi Nwokafor, Tom Haber, Pamela Tiet, Alexander J Annala, Ernest Han, Thanh Dellinger, Karen S Aboody, Jacob M Berlin
Ovarian cancer is particularly aggressive once it has metastasized to the abdominal cavity (stage III). Intraperitoneal (IP) as compared to intravenous (IV) administration of chemotherapy improves survival for stage III ovarian cancer, demonstrating that concentrating chemotherapy at tumor sites has therapeutic benefit; unfortunately, IP therapy also increases toxic side effects, thus preventing its completion in many patients. The ability to target chemotherapy selectively to ovarian tumors while sparing normal tissue would improve efficacy and decrease toxicities...
April 28, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
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