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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821138/biocompatible-chitin-carbon-nanotubes-composite-hydrogels-as-neuronal-growth-substrates
#1
Shuangquan Wu, Bo Duan, Ang Lu, Yanfeng Wang, Qifa Ye, Lina Zhang
In the past decades, extensive studies have demonstrated that carbon nanotubes (CNTs) could promote cell adhesion, proliferation and differentiation of neuronal cells. However, the potential cytotoxicity in biological systems severely restricted the utilization of CNTs as substrates for neural growth. In this study, biocompatible chitin/carbon nanotubes (Ch/CNT) composite hydrogels were developed via blending modified CNTs with chitin solution in 11wt% NaOH/4wt% urea aqueous system, and subsequently regenerating in ethanol...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820327/mtorc1-promotes-schwann-cell-cycling-and-myelinogenesis
#2
Bogdan Beirowski, Keit Men Wong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 18, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805042/fabrication-and-characterization-of-electrospun-laminin-functionalized-silk-fibroin-poly-ethylene-oxide-nanofibrous-scaffolds-for-peripheral-nerve-regeneration
#3
Mina Rajabi, Masoumeh Firouzi, Zahra Hassannejad, Ismaeil Haririan, Payam Zahedi
The peripheral nerve regeneration is still one of the major clinical problems, which has received a great deal of attention. In this study, the electrospun silk fibroin (SF)/poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) nanofibrous scaffolds were fabricated and functionalized their surfaces with laminin (LN) without chemical linkers for potential use in the peripheral nerve tissue engineering. The morphology, surface chemistry, thermal behavior and wettability of the scaffolds were examined to evaluate their performance by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and water contact angle (WCA) measurements, respectively...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804998/peripheral-nerve-growth-within-a-hydrogel-microchannel-scaffold-supported-by-a-kink-resistant-conduit
#4
Dena Shahriari, Masataka Shibayama, Daniel Lynam, Kayla Wolf, Go Kubota, Jacob Koffler, Mark Tuszynski, Wendy Campana, Jeff Sakamoto
Nerve repair in several mm-long nerve gaps often requires an interventional technology. Microchannel scaffolds have proven effective for bridging nerve gaps and guiding axons in the peripheral nervous system (PNS). Nonetheless, fabricating microchannel scaffolds at this length scale remains a challenge and/or is time consuming and cumbersome. In this work, a simple computer-aided microdrilling technique was used to fabricate 10 mm-long agarose scaffolds consisting of 300 µm-microchannels and 85 µm-thick walls in less than an hour...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804503/effects-of-angelica-extract-on-schwann-cell-proliferation-and-expressions-of-related-proteins
#5
Xiaowen Jiang, Lin Liu, Binqing Zhang, Ziyin Lu, Lu Qiao, Xinxin Feng, Wenhui Yu
The present study investigated the effects of Angelica extract (AE) on Schwann cell proliferation and expressions of related proteins, including brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM), and proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA). Proliferation activity and cell cycles of SCs were evaluated by MTT assay and flow cytometry methods, respectively, after 12 h treatment of AE at different concentrations (62.5, 125, 250, 1000, 2000, 4000, and 8000 mg/L). SCs were treated by 500, 1000, and 2000 mg/L AE for 24 h or 48 h; the related genes mRNA and proteins expressions in SCs were detected by quantitative real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kit...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802492/blue-nevi-and-related-tumors
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REVIEW
Artur Zembowicz
The major entities related to blue nevus are common blue nevus, cellular blue nevus, atypical blue nevus, and malignant blue nevus. These lesions share presence of dermal pigmented dendritic melanocytes derived from embryonal precursors to melanocytes, Schwann cells, and glial cells migrating to the skin from the ventral neural crest. Genetically, blue nevi harbor mutations in G-protein-coupled receptor subunits GNAQ and GNA11. Progression to malignant blue nevus is associated with additional mutations and partial gains and losses of chromosomal material...
September 2017: Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799152/-gastric-schwannoma-rare-differenzial-diagnosis-of-acute-upper-gastrointestinal-gi-bleeding
#7
Orestis Lyros, Stephan Schickel, Katrin Schierle, Albrecht Hoffmeister, Ines Gockel
Schwannomas are benign tumors derived from Schwann cells and their typical site of origin is the subcutaneous tissue of the extremities. Gastrointestinal localization of Schwannomas is extremely rare and the stomach is the prevalent site. Gastric schwannomas primarily occur in the gastric submucosa and are usually asymptomatic.We present a rare case of a solitary gastric schwannoma in a 51-year old male, which initially manifested with hematemesis by acute upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. The upper GI-Endoscopy revealed a gastric submucosal tumor, 7 cm in size, located in the proximal corpus and fundus...
August 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798775/maintenance-of-a-schwann-like-phenotype-in-differentiated-adipose-derived-stem-cells-requires-the-synergistic-action-of-multiple-growth-factors
#8
Alice E Mortimer, Alessandro Faroni, Mahmut A Kilic, Adam J Reid
Differentiating human adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) towards Schwann cells produces an unstable phenotype when stimulating factors are withdrawn. Here, we set out to examine the role of glial growth factor 2 (GGF-2) in the maintenance of Schwann-like cells. Following ASC differentiation to Schwann-like cells, stimulating factors were withdrawn such that cells either remained in media supplemented with all stimulating factors, GGF-2 alone, or underwent complete withdrawal of all factors. Furthermore, each stimulating factor was also removed from the growth medium individually...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795433/schwann-cell-dedifferentiation-associated-demyelination-leads-to-exocytotic-myelin-clearance-in-inflammatory-segmental-demyelination
#9
So Young Jang, Byeol-A Yoon, Yoon Kyung Shin, Seoug Hoon Yun, Young Rae Jo, Yun Young Choi, Meejung Ahn, Taekyun Shin, Joo In Park, Jong Kuk Kim, Hwan Tae Park
Schwann cells (SCs), which form the peripheral myelin sheath, have the unique ability to dedifferentiate and to destroy the myelin sheath under various demyelination conditions. During SC dedifferentiation-associated demyelination (SAD) in Wallerian degeneration (WD) after axonal injury, SCs exhibit myelin and junctional instability, down-regulation of myelin gene expression and autophagic myelin breakdown. However, in inflammatory demyelinating neuropathy (IDN), it is still unclear how SCs react and contribute to segmental demyelination before myelin scavengers, macrophages, are activated for phagocytotic myelin digestion...
August 10, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783752/mycolactone-cytotoxicity-in-schwann-cells-could-explain-nerve-damage-in-buruli-ulcer
#10
Junichiro En, Sho Kitamoto, Akira Kawashima, Suguru Yonezawa, Yoshito Kishi, Norihisa Ishii, Masamichi Goto
Buruli ulcer is a chronic painless skin disease caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans. The local nerve damage induced by M. ulcerans invasion is similar to the nerve damage evoked by the injection of mycolactone in a Buruli ulcer mouse model. In order to elucidate the mechanism of this nerve damage, we tested and compared the cytotoxic effect of synthetic mycolactone A/B on cultured Schwann cells, fibroblasts and macrophages. Mycolactone induced much higher cell death and apoptosis in Schwann cell line SW10 than in fibroblast line L929...
August 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782282/the-effect-of-amino-plasma-enhanced-chemical-vapor-deposition-treated-titanium-surface-on-schwann-cells
#11
Jinghui Zhao, Yu Guo, Lan A, Wenjing Luo, Xiaona Wang, Li Fu, Qing Cai, Yanmin Zhou
The surface modification of titanium and its alloys with amino group plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition has been proven to enhance the performance of implants on initial osteoblast bioactivity in vitro. However, scarce information on the effect of this kind of surface modification on nerve regeneration exists. In this study, the surface chemistry of pure Ti disks and surface-modified disks was examined using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Cell counting kit 8 assay, 4,6-diamidino-2-phenylindole staining, flow cytometry, and scanning electron microscopy showed that either the p30% or cw+p30% mode-mediated surface significantly promote Schwann cell adhesion without any cytotoxicity compared with the pure Ti surface, and the cw+p30% group showed the best performance on cell adhesion...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782192/the-effect-of-four-types-of-artificial-nerve-graft-structures-on-the-repair-of-10-mm-rat-sciatic-nerve-gap
#12
Chan Zhou, Bin Liu, Yong Huang, Xiu Zeng, Huajian You, Jin Li, Yaoguang Zhang
Investigating the effect of four types of artificial nerve graft (ANG) structures on rat sciatic nerve defect repair will aid future ANG designs. In this study, fibroin fibres and polylactic acid were used to prepare four ANGs with differing structures: nerve conduit with micron-sized pores (Conduit with pore group), nerve conduit without micron-sized pores (Conduit group), nerve scaffold comprising Conduit with pore group material plus silk fibres (Scaffold with pore group), and nerve scaffold comprising Conduit group material plus silk fibres (Scaffold group)...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781091/dental-pulp-stem-cells-their-potential-in-reinnervation-and-angiogenesis-by-using-scaffolds
#13
Ivo Lambrichts, Ronald B Driesen, Yörg Dillen, Pascal Gervois, Jessica Ratajczak, Tim Vangansewinkel, Esther Wolfs, Annelies Bronckaers, Petra Hilkens
Dental pulp is a highly vascularized and innervated tissue containing a heterogeneous stem cell population with multilineage differentiation potential. Current endodontic treatments focus on the preservation of the pulp tissue and the regeneration of dental pulp after pathological insults. Human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs) are currently investigated as stem cell-based therapy for pulp regeneration and for peripheral nerve injury in which neurons and Schwann cells display limited regenerative capacity. We have developed a neuronal differentiation protocol for hDPSCs that requires neurosphere formation before neuronal maturation...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780695/quantitative-multimodal-evaluation-of-passaging-human-neural-crest-stem-cells-for-peripheral-nerve-regeneration
#14
Jian Du, Huanwen Chen, Kailiang Zhou, Xiaofeng Jia
Peripheral nerve injury is a major burden to societies worldwide, however, current therapy options (e.g. autologous nerve grafts) are unable to produce satisfactory outcomes. Many studies have shown that stem cell transplantation holds great potential for peripheral nerve repair, and human neural crest stem cells (hNCSCs), which give rise to a variety of tissues in the peripheral nervous system, are particularly promising. NCSCs are one of the best candidates for clinical translation, however, to ensure the viability and quality of NCSCs for research and clinical use, the effect of in vitro cell passaging on therapeutic effects needs be evaluated given that passaging is required to expand NCSCs to meet the demands of transplantation in preclinical research and clinical trials...
August 5, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775147/combination-therapy-with-c-met-and-src-inhibitors-induces-caspase-dependent-apoptosis-of-merlin-deficient-schwann-cells-and-suppresses-growth-of-schwannoma-cells
#15
Marisa A Fuse, Stephani Klingeman Plati, Sarah S Burns, Christine T Dinh, Olena Bracho, Denise Yan, Rahul Mittal, Rulong Shen, Julia N Soulakova, Alicja J Copik, Xue Zhong Liu, Fred F Telischi, Long-Sheng Chang, Maria Clara Franco, Cristina Fernandez-Valle
Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) is a nervous system tumor disorder caused by inactivation of the merlin tumor suppressor encoded by the NF2 gene. Bilateral vestibular schwannomas (VS) are a diagnostic hallmark of NF2. Mainstream treatment options for NF2-associated tumors have been limited to surgery and radiotherapy; however, off-label uses of targeted molecular therapies are becoming increasingly common. Here we investigated drugs targeting two kinases activated in NF2-associated schwannomas, c-Met and Src...
August 3, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762104/ngf-attenuates-high-glucose-induced-er-stress-preventing-schwann-cell-apoptosis-by-activating-the-pi3k-akt-gsk3%C3%AE-and-erk1-2-pathways
#16
Rui Li, Yanqing Wu, Shuang Zou, Xiaofang Wang, Yiyang Li, Ke Xu, Fanghua Gong, Yanlong Liu, Jian Wang, Yi Liao, Xiaokun Li, Jian Xiao
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is one of the most common and troublesome complications of diabetes mellitus. It has been demonstrated that nerve growth factor (NGF) exerts a pivotal role in the regulation of neuronal growth and the promotion of DPN recovery. However, the exact molecular mechanisms are not well understood. Recent studies have indicated that as a novel therapeutic target, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress participates in the onset and progression of DPN. In the present study, it has been demonstrated that NGF prevents the sciatic nerve from degeneration and demyelination in DPN rats...
July 31, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761630/s100-b-a-new-concept-in-neurocritical-care
#17
REVIEW
Omidvar Rezaei, Hossein Pakdaman, Kurosh Gharehgozli, Leila Simani, Amir Vahedian-Azimi, Sina Asaadi, Zahra Sahraei, Mohammadreza Hajiesmaeili
After brain injuries, concentrations of some brain markers such as S100B protein in serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) are correlated with the severity and outcome of brain damage. To perform an updated review of S100B roles in human neurocritical care domain, an electronic literature search was carried among articles published in English prior to March 2017. They were retrieved from PubMed, Scopus, EMBSCO, CINAHL, ISC and the Cochrane Library using keywords including "brain", "neurobiochemical marker", "neurocritical care", and "S100B protein"...
April 4, 2017: Iranian Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760862/myelinogenic-plasticity-of-oligodendrocyte-precursor-cells-following-spinal-cord-contusion-injury
#18
P Assinck, G J Duncan, J R Plemel, M J Lee, J S Stratton, S B Manesh, J Liu, L M Ramer, S H Kang, D E Bergles, J Biernaskie, W Tetzlaff
Spontaneous remyelination occurs after spinal cord injury (SCI), but the extent of myelin repair and identity of the cells responsible remain incompletely understood and contentious. We assessed the cellular origin of new myelin by fate mapping PDGFRα+, Olig2+, and P0+ cells following contusion SCI in mice. Oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs; PDGFRα+) produced oligodendrocytes responsible for de novo ensheathment of ∼30% of myelinated spinal axons at injury epicenter three months after SCI, demonstrating that these resident cells are a major contributor to oligodendrocyte regeneration...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755317/early-inflammatory-profiling-of-schwannoma-cells-induced-by-lipopolysaccharide
#19
Marcela Kohoutková, Andrea Korimová, Václav Brázda, Jiří Kohoutek, Petr Dubový
Inflammatory profiling of Schwann cells manifested as an upregulation of cytokines is present after traumatic or disease injury of the peripheral nerves. Inflammatory activation of Schwann cells via Toll-like receptors (TLRs) can be triggered by exogenous pathological molecules or endogenous ligands produced during Wallerian degeneration. We investigated the early period of inflammatory reactions by following the levels of TLR4, NFκB, IL-1β, pSTAT3, and IL-6 proteins after LPS treatment of RT4 schwannoma cells under in vitro conditions...
July 28, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755316/deficiency-of-a-membrane-skeletal-protein-4-1g-results-in-myelin-abnormalities-in-the-peripheral-nervous-system
#20
Yurika Saitoh, Nobuhiko Ohno, Junji Yamauchi, Takeharu Sakamoto, Nobuo Terada
We previously demonstrated that a membrane skeletal molecular complex, 4.1G-membrane palmitoylated protein 6 (MPP6)-cell adhesion molecule 4, is incorporated in Schwann cells in the peripheral nervous system (PNS). In this study, we evaluated motor activity and myelin ultrastructures in 4.1G-deficient (-/-) mice. When suspended by the tail, aged 4.1G(-/-) mice displayed spastic leg extension, especially after overwork. Motor-conduction velocity in 4.1G(-/-) mice was slower than that in wild-type mice. Using electron microscopy, 4...
July 28, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
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