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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543852/cutaneous-granular-cell-tumors-in-children-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#1
Oluwatobi Olayiwola, Kristen Hook, Daniel Miller, Sheilagh Maguiness
Granular cell tumors (GCTs) are uncommon benign neoplasms thought to originate from Schwann cells. They most commonly present in adults as papules or nodules on mucosal sites. The clinical spectrum of GCT in children is not well delineated, although mucosal and cutaneous presentations have been reported. We present three children with cutaneous GCTs and review the literature in an attempt to further characterize this rare pediatric neoplasm.
May 25, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543541/human-schwann-cells-exhibit-long-term-cell-survival-are-not-tumorigenic-and-promote-repair-when-transplanted-into-the-contused-spinal-cord
#2
Johana Bastidas, Gagani Athauda, Gabriela De La Cruz, Wai-Man Chan, Roozbeh Golshani, Yerko Berrocal, Martha Henao, Anil Lalwani, Chikato Mannoji, Mazen Assi, P Anthony Otero, Aisha Khan, Alexander E Marcillo, Michael Norenberg, Allan D Levi, Patrick M Wood, James D Guest, W Dalton Dietrich, Mary Bartlett Bunge, Damien D Pearse
The transplantation of rodent Schwann cells (SCs) provides anatomical and functional restitution in a variety of spinal cord injury (SCI) models, supporting the recent translation of SCs to phase 1 clinical trials for human SCI. Whereas human (Hu)SCs have been examined experimentally in a complete SCI transection paradigm, to date the reported behavior of SCs when transplanted after a clinically relevant contusive SCI has been restricted to the use of rodent SCs. Here, in a xenotransplant, contusive SCI paradigm, the survival, biodistribution, proliferation and tumorgenicity as well as host responses to HuSCs, cultured according to a protocol analogous to that developed for clinical application, were investigated...
May 22, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539836/dual-delivery-of-ngf-and-bfgf-coacervater-ameliorates-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy-via-inhibiting-schwann-cells-apoptosis
#3
Rui Li, Jianfeng Ma, Yanqing Wu, Matthew Nangle, Shuang Zou, Yiyang Li, Jiayu Yin, Yingzheng Zhao, Helin Xu, Hongyu Zhang, Xiaokun Li, Qing Song Ye, Jian Wang, Jian Xiao
Diabetic neuropathy is a kind of insidious complications that impairs neural and vascular function and ultimately leads to somatic and visceral denervation. Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) and nerve growth factor (NGF) are important neurotrophic factors for stimulating angiogenesis and improving peripheral nerve function. Administrating a single factor has good therapeutic effect on diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). However, the short half-life and rapid diffusion of growth factors under physiological conditions limits its clinical applications...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535487/nerve-excitability-changes-related-to-muscle-weakness-in-chronic-progressive-external-ophthalmoplegia
#4
Antoine Gueguen, Claude Jardel, Marc Polivka, S Veronica Tan, Françoise Gray, Catherine Vignal, Anne Lombès, Olivier Gout, Hugh Bostock
OBJECTIVE: To explore potential spreading to peripheral nerves of the mitochondrial dysfunction in chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia (CPEO) by assessing axonal excitability. METHODS: CPEO patients (n=13) with large size deletion of mitochondrial DNA and matching healthy controls (n=22) were included in a case-control study. Muscle strength was quantified using MRC sum-score and used to define two groups of patients: CPEO-weak and CPEO-normal (normal strength)...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534663/pulmonary-granular-cell-tumours-case-presentations-and-literature-review
#5
Petra Radić, Luka Brčić
Pulmonary granular cells tumours are very rare tumours, most probably originating from Schwann cells. Although rare, clinical and biological presentation is diverse. They are most commonly endobronchial masses, usually a solitary pulmonary lesion, although in up to 20% they can occur as multiple lesions and can be mistaken for malignant process. In spite of infiltrative growth, and rare direct lymph node invasion, they have a very good prognosis if completely removed. Here we present two cases from the archives of the Institute of Pathology, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, with literature review...
January 1, 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529151/comparison-of-ozone-and-photo-biomodulation-therapies-on-mental-nerve-injury-in-rats
#6
Türker Yücesoy, Nükhet Kütük, Dilek Günay Canpolat, Alper Alkan
PURPOSE: This study compared photo-biomodulation (PBM) and ozone therapy (OT) for mental nerve injury by counting Schwann cells (SCs) and fasciculated nerve branches and measuring fascicular nerve areas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The effects of OT and PBM on mental nerve injury were evaluated. Mental nerves of 27 rats were partly sutured and allocated into 3 groups. Group 1 received no treatment, group 2 received OT, and group 3 received PBM. The number of fascicules beyond nerve branches and the number of SCs before and after nerve injury were evaluated histologically...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522736/myelin-associated-glycoprotein-mag-inhibits-schwann-cell-migration-and-induces-their-death
#7
Nagarathnamma Chaudhry, Corinne Bachelin, Violetta Zujovic, Melissa Hilaire, Katherine T Baldwin, Rose M Follis, Roman Giger, Bruce D Carter, Anne Baron-Van Evercooren, Marie T Filbin
Remyelination of central nervous system (CNS) axons by Schwann cells (SC) is not efficient, in part due to their poor migration into the adult CNS. Although it is known that migrating SC avoid white matter tracts, the molecular mechanisms underlying this exclusion has never been elucidated. We now demonstrate that myelin-associated glycoprotein (MAG), a well-known inhibitor of neurite outgrowth, inhibits rat SC migration and induces their death via γ secretase-dependent regulated intramembrane proteolysis (RIP) of the p75 neurotrophin receptor (also known as p75 cleavage)...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522397/cellulose-acetate-poly-lactic-acid-coaxial-wet-electrospun-scaffold-containing-citalopram-loaded-gelatin-nanocarriers-for-neural-tissue-engineering-applications
#8
Mahdi Naseri-Nosar, Majid Salehi, Shahriar Hojjati-Emami
The current study aimed to develop a biodegradable three-dimensional drug-loaded scaffold with the core-shell structured fibrils using coaxial wet-electrospinning for neural tissue engineering application. Poly lactic acid was wet-electrospun as the core, whereas cellulose acetate was fabricated into the fibril's shell. The scaffold then was coated with citalopram-loaded gelatin nanocarriers (CGNs) produced by nanoprecipitation. Scanning electron microscope observation revealed that the fibrils formed a nonwoven structure with the average diameter of ∼950nm...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512649/purification-and-characterization-of-schwann-cells-from-adult-human-skin-and-nerve
#9
Jo Anne Stratton, Ranjan Kumar, Sarthak Sinha, Prajay Shah, Morgan Stykel, Yuval Shapira, Rajiv Midha, Jeff Biernaskie
Despite its modest capacity for regeneration, peripheral nervous system injury often results in significant long-term disability. Supplementing peripheral nervous system injury with autologous Schwann cells (SCs) may serve to rejuvenate the postinjury environment to enhance regeneration and ultimately improve functional outcomes. However, human nerve-derived SC (hN-SC) collection procedures require invasive surgical resection. Here, we describe the characterization of SCs from adult human skin (hSk-SCs) of four male donors ranging between 27 and 46 years old...
May 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512447/low-dose-pulsatile-interleukin-6-as-a-treatment-option-for-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy
#10
REVIEW
April Ann Cox, Yves Sagot, Gael Hedou, Christina Grek, Travis Wilkes, Aaron I Vinik, Gautam Ghatnekar
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) remains one of the most common and serious complications of diabetes. Currently, pharmacological agents are limited to treating the pain associated with DPN, and do not address the underlying pathological mechanisms driving nerve damage, thus leaving a significant unmet medical need. Interestingly, research conducted using exercise as a treatment for DPN has revealed interleukin-6 (IL-6) signaling to be associated with many positive benefits such as enhanced blood flow and lipid metabolism, decreased chronic inflammation, and peripheral nerve fiber regeneration...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512424/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-of-retinal-microvascular-changes-overlying-choroidal-nodules-in-neurofibromatosis-type-1
#11
Catherine Cassiman, Ingele Casteels, Peter Stalmans, Eric Legius, Julie Jacob
PURPOSE: To report 3 cases of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) with choroidal nodules associated with retinal microvascular changes imaged with optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). METHODS: Small case series in 3 NF1 patients. OCTA examinations were performed by a trained examiner (J.J.) after pupillary dilation. A standard scan, centered over the macula measuring 6 × 6 mm and 3 × 3 mm was obtained according to the findings on standard color photography...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511287/generation-and-characterization-of-highly-purified-canine-schwann-cells-from-spinal-nerve-dorsal-roots-as-potential-new-candidates-for-transplantation-strategies
#12
Nicole Steffensen, Annika Lehmbecker, Ingo Gerhauser, Yimin Wang, Regina Carlson, Andrea Tipold, Wolfgang Baumgärtner, Veronika M Stein
Schwann cells (SCs) are promising candidates for transplantation-strategies in the central nervous system by promoting axonal regeneration. The dog represents a translational model for human spinal cord injury (SCI) for studies with new repair strategies after intervertebral disk herniation (IVDH). To overcome the necessity for an additional surgical procedure, for the first time a protocol for isolation, and purification of canine SCs from spinal-nerve-biopsies during standard hemilaminectomy in IVDH affected paraplegic dogs for potential transplantation was developed...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506533/schwann-cell-precursors-from-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-as-a-potential-therapeutic-target-for-myelin-repair
#13
Han-Seop Kim, Jungwoon Lee, Da Yong Lee, Young-Dae Kim, Jae Yun Kim, Hyung Jin Lim, Sungmin Lim, Yee Sook Cho
Schwann cells play a crucial role in successful nerve repair and regeneration by supporting both axonal growth and myelination. However, the sources of human Schwann cells are limited both for studies of Schwann cell development and biology and for the development of treatments for Schwann cell-associated diseases. Here, we provide a rapid and scalable method to produce self-renewing Schwann cell precursors (SCPs) from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs), using combined sequential treatment with inhibitors of the TGF-β and GSK-3 signaling pathways, and with neuregulin-1 for 18 days under chemically defined conditions...
May 11, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503992/dose-dependent-effects-of-ouabain-on-spiral-ganglion-neurons-and-schwann-cells-in-mouse-cochlea
#14
Zhi-Jian Zhang, Hong-Xia Guan, Kun Yang, Bo-Kui Xiao, Hua Liao, Yang Jiang, Tao Zhou, Qing-Quan Hua
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed in fully investigating the toxicities of ouabain to mouse cochlea and the related cellular environment, and providing an optimal animal model system for cell transplantation in the treatment of auditory neuropathy (AN) and sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). METHODS: Different dosages of ouabain were applied to mouse round window. The auditory brainstem responses and distortion product otoacoustic emissions were used to evaluate the cochlear function...
May 14, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503382/poly-adp-ribosylation-is-present-in-murine-sciatic-nerve-fibers-and-is-altered-in-a-charcot-marie-tooth-1e-neurodegenerative-model
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Laura I Lafon Hughes, Carlos J Romeo Cardeillac, Karina B Cal Castillo, Salomé C Vilchez Larrea, José R Sotelo Sosa, Gustavo A Folle Ungo, Silvia H Fernández Villamil, Alejandra E Kun González
BACKGROUND: Poly-ADP-ribose (PAR) is a polymer synthesized by poly-ADP-ribose polymerases (PARPs) as a postranslational protein modification and catabolized mainly by poly-ADP-ribose glycohydrolase (PARG). In spite of the existence of cytoplasmic PARPs and PARG, research has been focused on nuclear PARPs and PAR, demonstrating roles in the maintenance of chromatin architecture and the participation in DNA damage responses and transcriptional regulation. We have recently detected non-nuclear PAR structurally and functionally associated to the E-cadherin rich zonula adherens and the actin cytoskeleton of VERO epithelial cells...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502478/the-cellular-retinoic-acid-binding-protein-2-promotes-survival-of-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumor-cells
#16
Susan Fischer-Huchzermeyer, Anna Dombrowski, Christian Hagel, Victor Felix Mautner, Jens Schittenhelm, Anja Harder
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) are aggressive neoplasms that commonly occur in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). Effective chemotherapy is not available. To characterize a therapeutic target for treatment, we investigated the role of cellular retinoic acid binding protein 2 (CRABP2) in MPNST in vitro. CRABP2 is a transcriptional co-activator of retinoic acid signaling. Although overexpression of CRABP2 is described in several cancers, it has not yet been studied in MPNSTs. We investigated CRABP2 expression in cultured Schwann cells and formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded specimens of human peripheral nerve sheath tumors...
May 11, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497341/chronic-tnf%C3%AE-exposure-induces-robust-proliferation-of-olfactory-ensheathing-cells-but-not-schwann-cells
#17
Karen L Lankford, Edgardo J Arroyo, Jeffery D Kocsis
TNFα is persistently elevated in many injury and disease conditions. Previous reports of cytotoxicity of TNFα for oligodendrocytes and their progenitors suggest that the poor endogenous remyelination in patients with traumatic injury or multiple sclerosis may be due in part to persistent inflammation. Understanding the effects of inflammatory cytokines on potential cell therapy candidates is therefore important for evaluating the feasibility of their use. In this study, we assessed the effects of long term exposure to TNFα on viability, proliferation, migration and TNFα receptor expression of cultured rat olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) and Schwann cells (SCs)...
May 11, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495047/similar-clinical-pathological-and-genetic-features-in-chinese-patients-with-autosomal-recessive-and-dominant-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-type-2k
#18
Jun Fu, Shixu Dai, Yuanyuan Lu, Rui Wu, Zhaoxia Wang, Yun Yuan, He Lv
Mutations in the ganglioside-induced differentiation-associated protein 1 gene (GDAP1) cause rare subtypes of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT2K and CMT4A). CMT2K is an axonal neuropathy while CMT4A is a demyelinating type. In a series of 169 Chinese CMT patients (79 CMT1, 52 CMT2 and 38 unclassified), four unrelated patients (2.37%) were identified with GDAP1 mutations, including two with autosomal recessive CMT2K (AR-CMT2K) and two dominant CMT2K (AD-CMT2K). All patients had disease onset before 5 years of age, and presented with muscle weakness, atrophy, and mild sensory disturbance in distal limbs...
April 20, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489286/sustained-activation-of-erk1-2-mapk-in-schwann-cells-causes-corneal-neurofibroma
#19
Paola Bargagna-Mohan, Akihiro Ishii, Ling Lei, Daniel Sheehy, Saagar Pandit, Grace Chan, Rashmi Bansal, Royce Mohan
Recent studies have shown that constitutive activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1 and 2 (ERK1/2) in Schwann cells (SCs) increases myelin thickness in transgenic mice. In this secondary analysis, we report that these transgenic mice develop a postnatal corneal neurofibroma with the loss of corneal transparency by age six months. We show that expansion of non-myelinating SCs, under the control of activated ERK1/2, also drive myofibroblast differentiation that derives from both SC precursors and resident corneal keratocytes...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484008/mtorc1-promotes-proliferation-of-immature-schwann-cells-and-myelin-growth-of-differentiated-schwann-cells
#20
Bogdan Beirowski, Keit Men Wong, Elisabetta Babetto, Jeffrey Milbrandt
The myelination of axons in peripheral nerves requires precisely coordinated proliferation and differentiation of Schwann cells (SCs). We found that the activity of the mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1), a key signaling hub for the regulation of cellular growth and proliferation, is progressively extinguished as SCs differentiate during nerve development. To study the effects of different levels of sustained mTORC1 hyperactivity in the SC lineage, we disrupted negative regulators of mTORC1, including TSC2 or TSC1, in developing SCs of mutant mice...
May 8, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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