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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937253/sirt1-mediates-improvement-in-cognitive-defects-induced-by-focal-cerebral-ischemia-following-hyperbaric-oxygen-preconditioning-in-rats
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P Ding, D Ren, S He, M He, G Zhang, Y Chen, H Sang, Z Peng, W Yan
Hyperbaric oxygen preconditioning (HBO-PC) has been proposed as a safe and practical approach for neuroprotection in ischemic stroke. However, it is not known whether HPO-PC can improve cognitive deficits induced by cerebral ischemia, and the mechanistic basis for any beneficial effects remains unclear. We addressed this in the present study using rats subjected to middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) as an ischemic stroke model following HBO-PC. Cognitive function and expression of phosphorylated neurofilament heavy polypeptide (pNF-H) and doublecortin (DCX) in the hippocampus were evaluated 14 days after reperfusion and after short interfering RNA-mediated knockdown of sirtuin1 (Sirt1)...
September 22, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936922/intraluminal-spindle-shaped-head-suture-induced-occlusion-of-middle-cerebral-artery-in-the-rats
#2
Ye Wu, Lan Hu, Xiaosheng Yang, Xuhui Wang, Liang Wan, Xuming Hua, Juan Cheng, Yi Li
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to introduce a modified animal model of middle cerebral arterial occlusion (MCAO) through placement of intraluminal spindle-shaped head suture by comparing the traditional MCAO model. METHODS: A total of 60 male Spraque-Dawley (SD) rats were divided into two groups and MCAO was induced using spindle-shaped head suture or round head suture. The mortality, infarct volume, neurological function, success rate of the surgery, and stability of modeling were examined to evaluate the effectiveness of this model...
September 22, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935927/effects-of-ticagrelor-in-a-mouse-model-of-ischemic-stroke
#3
Keita Yamauchi, Takahiko Imai, Masamitsu Shimazawa, Toru Iwama, Hideaki Hara
Ticagrelor is a direct acting and reversibly binding P2Y12 antagonist approved for the prevention of thromboembolic events. Its potential benefits in ischemic stroke have not been investigated sufficiently. Mice were subjected to 2 hours of transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). Mice were orally treated with ticagrelor (10 or 30 mg/kg), aspirin (60 mg/kg), or vehicle at 3 and 24 hours before MCAO and 0 and 6 hours after reperfusion. The infarct volume and neurological deficits 22 hours after reperfusion were evaluated...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926751/collaboration-of-midwives-in-primary-care-midwifery-practices-with-other-maternity-care-providers
#4
J Catja Warmelink, Therese A Wiegers, T Paul de Cock, Trudy Klomp, Eileen K Hutton
BACKGROUND: Inter-professional collaboration is considered essential in effective maternity care. National projects are being undertaken to enhance inter-professional relationships and improve communication between all maternity care providers in order to improve the quality of maternity care in the Netherlands. However, little is known about primary care midwives' satisfaction with collaboration with other maternity care providers, such as general practitioners, maternity care assistance organisations (MCAO), maternity care assistants (MCA), obstetricians, clinical midwives and paediatricians...
September 6, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925083/selective-knockout-of-astrocytic-na-h-exchanger-isoform-1-reduces-astrogliosis-bbb-damage-infarction-and-improves-neurological-function-after-ischemic-stroke
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Gulnaz Begum, Shanshan Song, Shaoxia Wang, Hanshu Zhao, Mohammad Iqbal H Bhuiyan, Eric Li, Rachel Nepomuceno, Qing Ye, Ming Sun, Michael Joseph Calderon, Donna B Stolz, Claudette St Croix, Simon C Watkins, Yinhuai Chen, Pingnian He, Gary E Shull, Dandan Sun
Stimulation of Na(+) /H(+) exchanger isoform 1 (NHE1) in astrocytes causes ionic dysregulation under ischemic conditions. In this study, we created a Nhe1(flox/flox) (Nhe1(f/f) ) mouse line with exon 5 of Nhe1 flanked with two loxP sites and selective ablation of Nhe1 in astrocytes was achieved by crossing Nhe1(f/f) mice with Gfap-Cre(ERT2) Cre-recombinase mice. Gfap-Cre(ERT2+/-) ;Nhe1(f/f) mice at postnatal day 60-90 were treated with either corn oil or tamoxifen (Tam, 75 mg/kg/day, i.p.) for 5 days. After 30 days post-injection, mice underwent transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAO) to induce ischemic stroke...
September 19, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924010/microrna-1906-a-novel-regulator-of-toll-like-receptor-4-ameliorates-ischemic-injury-after-experimental-stroke-in-mice
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Xiaomeng Xu, Zhuoyu Wen, Nan Zhao, Xiaohui Xu, Fang Wang, Jie Gao, Yongjun Jiang, Xinfeng Liu
Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) is a pro-inflammatory cascade initiator in post-stroke inflammation. In this study, miR-1906, a novel regulator of TLR4, was identified via in silico analysis and microRNA profiling in male adult mice, and its expression was then quantitated in the ischemic hemisphere. We found miR-1906 to be significantly brain-enriched in the ischemic hemisphere and even more drastically enriched in the peri-infarct regions. Furthermore, in vitro experiments demonstrated that during oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD), miR-1906 expression was increased in glial cells but decreased in neurons...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923114/homocysteine-exaggerates-microglia-activation-and-neuroinflammation-through-microglia-localized-stat3-overactivation-following-ischemic-stroke
#7
Shuang Chen, Zhiping Dong, Man Cheng, Yaqian Zhao, Mengying Wang, Na Sai, Xuan Wang, Huan Liu, Guowei Huang, Xumei Zhang
BACKGROUND: Elevated plasma homocysteine (Hcy) levels have been indicated as a strong and modifiable risk factor of ischemic stroke; the previous studies have shown that exposure to Hcy activates cultured microglia. However, whether neurotoxicity of Hcy involves microglia activation following brain ischemia and the underlying mechanisms remains incompletely understood. METHODS: The cerebral damage was evaluated by staining with 2,3,5-triphenyltetrazolium chloride, hematoxylin-eosin, and Fluoro Jade B...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918255/microglia-mediated-baff-baffr-ligation-promotes-neuronal-survival-in-brain-ischemia-injury
#8
Kai Li, Wei Yu, Rangjuan Cao, Zhihua Zhu, Guoqing Zhao
The innate immune responses of brain to vascular occlusion are primarily orchestrated by activated microglia. However, the roles of microglia in inflammatory responses to brain ischemic injuries are controversial. Here, we report a new mechanism by which microglia confer protective effects on ischemic neuronal cells. We found that under ischemic condition, the B-cell activating factor (BAFF) was vastly upregulated in microglia and this upregulation could at least be attributed to JAK-STAT signaling pathway activated by IFN-γ and IL-10, which were spatio-temporally enriched in I/R injured brain as well...
September 13, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912645/anti-inflammatory-effect-of-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-agonist-exendin-4-through-modulation-of-ib1-jip1-expression-and-jnk-signaling-in-stroke
#9
Soojin Kim, Jaewon Jeong, Hye-Seon Jung, Bokyung Kim, Ye-Eun Kim, Da-Sol Lim, So-Dam Kim, Yun Seon Song
Glucagon like peptide-1 (GLP-1) stimulates glucose-dependent insulin secretion. Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors, which block inactivation of GLP-1, are currently in clinical use for type 2 diabetes mellitus. Recently, GLP-1 has also been reported to have neuroprotective effects in cases of cerebral ischemia. We therefore investigated the neuroprotective effects of GLP-1 receptor (GLP-1R) agonist, exendin-4 (ex-4), after cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury. Transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAO) was induced in rats by intracerebroventricular (i...
August 2017: Experimental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910298/adult-hippocampal-neurogenesis-poststroke-more-new-granule-cells-but-aberrant-morphology-and-impaired-spatial-memory
#10
Florus Woitke, Mihai Ceanga, Max Rudolph, Fanny Niv, Otto W Witte, Christoph Redecker, Albrecht Kunze, Silke Keiner
Stroke significantly stimulates neurogenesis in the adult dentate gyrus, though the functional role of this postlesional response is mostly unclear. Recent findings suggest that newborn neurons generated in the context of stroke may fail to correctly integrate into pre-existing networks. We hypothesized that increased neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus following stroke is associated with aberrant neurogenesis and impairment of hippocampus-dependent memory. To address these questions we used the middle cerebral artery occlusion model (MCAO) in mice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905935/age-related-differences-in-interferon-regulatory-factor-4-and-5-signaling-in-ischemic-brains-of-mice
#11
Shou-Cai Zhao, Chun Wang, Heng Xu, Wen-Qian Wu, Zhao-Hu Chu, Ling-Song Ma, Ying-Dong Zhang, Fudong Liu
Stroke is a disease that mainly affects the elderly. Since the age-related differences in stroke have not been well studied, modeling stroke in aged animals is clinically more relevant. The inflammatory responses to stroke are a fundamental pathological procedure, in which microglial activation plays an important role. Interferon regulatory factor-5 (IRF5) and IRF4 regulate M1 and M2 activation of macrophages, respectively, in peripheral inflammation; but it is unknown whether IRF5/IRF4 are also involved in cerebral inflammatory responses to stroke and whether age-related differences of the IRF5/IRF4 signaling exist in ischemic brain...
September 14, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901185/evaluation-of-parametric-response-mapping-to-assess-therapeutic-response-to-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-after-experimental-stroke
#12
Rui He, Anaïck Moisan, Olivier Detante, Chantal Rémy, Alexandre Krainik, Emmanuel Luc Barbier, Benjamin Lemasson
Stroke is the leading cause of disability in adults. After the very narrow time frame during which treatment by thrombolysis and mechanical thrombectomy is possible, cell therapy has huge potential for enhancing stroke recovery. Accurate analysis of the response to new therapy using imaging biomarkers is needed to assess therapeutic efficacy. The aim of this study was to compare 2 analysis techniques: the parametric response map (PRM), a voxel-based technique, and the standard whole-lesion approach. These 2 analyses were performed on data collected at 4 time points in a transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAo) model, which was treated with human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs)...
August 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900508/direct-macromolecular-drug-delivery-to-cerebral-ischemia-area-using-neutrophil-mediated-nanoparticles
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Chun Zhang, Cheng-Li Ling, Liang Pang, Qi Wang, Jing-Xin Liu, Bing-Shan Wang, Jian-Ming Liang, Yi-Zhen Guo, Jing Qin, Jian-Xin Wang
Delivery of macromolecular drugs to the brain is impeded by the blood brain barrier. The recruitment of leukocytes to lesions in the brain, a typical feature of neuroinflammation response which occurs in cerebral ischemia, offers a unique opportunity to deliver drugs to inflammation sites in the brain. In the present study, cross-linked dendrigraft poly-L-lysine (DGL) nanoparticles containing cis-aconitic anhydride-modified catalase and modified with PGP, an endogenous tripeptide that acts as a ligand with high affinity to neutrophils, were developed to form the cl PGP-PEG-DGL/CAT-Aco system...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899897/transfusion-of-polynitroxylated-pegylated-hemoglobin-stabilizes-pial-arterial-dilation-and-decreases-infarct-volume-after-transient-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion
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Suyi Cao, Jian Zhang, Li Ma, Carleton J C Hsia, Raymond C Koehler
BACKGROUND: Polynitroxylation of hemoglobin confers superoxide dismutase-mimetic and peroxidase activity and may protect from reperfusion injury in addition to facilitating oxygen transport. We determined whether transfusion of polynitroxylated PEGylated hemoglobin (PNPH) is protective in the rat filament model of 2 hours of middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). METHODS AND RESULTS: Transfusion of 10 mL/kg of PNPH at 20 minutes of MCAO reduced infarct volume by over 70% (n=10)...
September 12, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894512/treatment-effects-of-ischemic-stroke-by-berberine-baicalin-and-jasminoidin-from-huang-lian-jie-du-decoction-hljdd-explored-by-an-integrated-metabolomics-approach
#15
Qian Zhang, Xiaowei Fu, Junsong Wang, Minghua Yang, Lingyi Kong
Berberine, baicalin, and jasminoidin were major active ingredients of Huang-Lian-Jie-Du-Decoction (HLJDD), a famous prescription of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), which has been used for the treatment of ischemic stroke. The aim of the present study was to classify their roles in the treatment effects of ischemic stroke. A rat model of middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) was constructed to mimic ischemic stroke and treatment effects of berberine, baicalin, and jasminoidin, and HLJDD was assessed by neurologic deficit scoring, infarct volume, histopathology, immunohistochemistry, biochemistry, quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR), and Western blotting...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893572/reduced-severity-of-outcome-of-recurrent-ipsilateral-transient-cerebral-ischemia-compared-with-contralateral-transient-cerebral-ischemia-in-rats
#16
Chenyu Fan, Li Zhang, Zhijie He, Peng Shao, Li Ding, Guili Wang, Wenxiu Niu, Jie Jia
BACKGROUND: To investigate whether prior transient ischemic attack (TIA) had a preconditioning effect on subsequent cerebral infarction in a rat model using middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). METHODS: Thirty-six adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into 3 groups: those with transient (5 minutes) left MCAO (left TIA) (n = 15), those with transient right MCAO (right TIA) (n = 15), and a sham operation group (n = 6). Seven days after the initial transient MCAO, rats in all groups underwent permanent left MCAO...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888980/arctigenin-attenuates-ischemic-stroke-via-sirt1-dependent-inhibition-of-nlrp3-inflammasome
#17
Shimeng Zhang, Liangjun Jiang, Fengyuan Che, Yucheng Lu, Zhongxiang Xie, Hao Wang
Arctigenin (ARC), a phenylpropanoid dibenzylbutyrolactone lignan derived from Arctium lappa L, has been reported to protect against cerebral ischemia injury in rats, but the underlying mechanism is unclear. In this study, we investigated whether ARC ameliorated ischemic stroke by inhibiting NLRP3 inflammasome-derived neuroinflammation and whether SIRT1 signaling was involved in this process. ARC (20 mg/kg) or vehicle were intraperitoneally injected to Sprague-Dawley rats for 3 days before middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) surgery performed...
September 6, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886009/tau-mediated-iron-export-prevents-ferroptotic-damage-after-ischemic-stroke
#18
Q-Z Tuo, P Lei, K A Jackman, X-L Li, H Xiong, X-L Li, Z-Y Liuyang, L Roisman, S-T Zhang, S Ayton, Q Wang, P J Crouch, K Ganio, X-C Wang, L Pei, P A Adlard, Y-M Lu, R Cappai, J-Z Wang, R Liu, A I Bush
Functional failure of tau contributes to age-dependent, iron-mediated neurotoxicity, and as iron accumulates in ischemic stroke tissue, we hypothesized that tau failure may exaggerate ischemia-reperfusion-related toxicity. Indeed, unilateral, transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) suppressed hemispheric tau and increased iron levels in young (3-month-old) mice and rats. Wild-type mice were protected by iron-targeted interventions: ceruloplasmin and amyloid precursor protein ectodomain, as well as ferroptosis inhibitors...
September 8, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883752/rhglp-1-7-36-protects-diabetic-rats-against-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-up-regulating-expression-of-nrf2-ho-1-and-increasing-the-activities-of-sod
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Yi Fang, Xiaofang Liu, Libo Zhao, Zhongna Wei, Daoli Jiang, Hua Shao, Yannan Zang, Jia Xu, Qian Wang, Yang Liu, Ye Peng, Xiaoxing Yin
The present study aimed to explore the neuroprotective effect and possible mechanisms of rhGLP-1 (7-36) against transient ischemia/reperfusion injuries induced by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) in type 2 diabetic rats. First, diabetic rats were established by a combination of a high-fat diet and low-dose streptozotocin (STZ) (30 mg/kg, intraperitoneally). Second, they were subjected to MCAO for 2 h, then treated with rhGLP-1 (7-36) (10, 20, 40 µg/kg i.p.) at the same time of reperfusion. In the following 3 days, they were injected with rhGLP-1 (7-36) at the same dose and route for three times each day...
September 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880896/extract-of-spatholobus-suberctus-dunn-ameliorates-ischemia-induced-injury-by-targeting-mir-494
#20
Shiqing Song, Faliang Lin, Pengyan Zhu, Changyan Wu, Shuling Zhao, Qiao Han, Xiaomei Li
Cerebral stroke is a leading cause of death and permanent disability. The current therapeutic outcome of ischemic stroke (>85% of all strokes) is very poor, thus novel therapeutic drug is urgently needed. In vitro cell model of ischemia was established by oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD) and in vivo animal model of ischemia was established by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). The effects of Spatholobus suberctus Dunn extract (SSCE) on OGD-induced cell injury, MCAO-induced neural injury and miR-494 level were all evaluated...
2017: PloS One
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