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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541444/blood-brain-barrier-pericyte-importance-in-malignant-gliomas-what-we-can-learn-from-stroke-and-alzheimer-s-disease
#1
Sadhana Jackson, Ayman ElAli, Daniela Virgintino, Mark R Gilbert
The pericyte, a constitutive component of the central nervous system, is a poorly understood cell type that envelops the endothelial cell with the intended purpose of regulating vascular flow and endothelial cell permeability. Previous studies of pericyte function have been limited to a small number of disease processes such as ischemic stroke and Alzheimer's disease. Recently, publications have postulated a link between glioma stem cell differentiation and pericyte function. These studies suggest that there may be an important interaction of pericytes with tumor cells and other components of the tumor microenvironment in malignant primary glial neoplasms, most notably glioblastoma...
May 24, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536635/the-regulatory-mechanisms-of-ng2-cspg4-expression
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Emmanuel Ampofo, Beate M Schmitt, Michael D Menger, Matthias W Laschke
Neuron-glial antigen 2 (NG2), also known as chondroitin sulphate proteoglycan 4 (CSPG4), is a surface type I transmembrane core proteoglycan that is crucially involved in cell survival, migration and angiogenesis. NG2 is frequently used as a marker for the identification and characterization of certain cell types, but little is known about the mechanisms regulating its expression. In this review, we provide evidence that the regulation of NG2 expression underlies inflammation and hypoxia and is mediated by methyltransferases, transcription factors, including Sp1, paired box (Pax) 3 and Egr-1, and the microRNA miR129-2...
2017: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526811/proteomic-analysis-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-from-children-with-central-nervous-system-tumors-identifies-candidate-proteins-relating-to-tumor-metastatic-spread
#3
Filippo Spreafico, Italia Bongarzone, Sara Pizzamiglio, Ruben Magni, Elena Taverna, Maida De Bortoli, Chiara M Ciniselli, Elena Barzanò, Veronica Biassoni, Alessandra Luchini, Lance A Liotta, Weidong Zhou, Michele Signore, Paolo Verderio, Maura Massimino
Central nervous system (CNS) tumors are the most common solid tumors in childhood. Since the sensitivity of combined cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cytology and radiological neuroimaging in detecting meningeal metastases remains relatively low, we sought to characterize the CSF proteome of patients with CSF tumors to identify biomarkers predictive of metastatic spread. CSF samples from 27 children with brain tumors and 13 controls (extra-CNS non-Hodgkin lymphoma) were processed using core-shell hydrogel nanoparticles, and analyzed with reverse-phase liquid chromatography/electrospray tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)...
May 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525381/the-cell-of-origin-dictates-the-temporal-course-of-neurofibromatosis-1-nf1-low-grade-glioma-formation
#4
Anne C Solga, Joseph A Toonen, Yuan Pan, Patrick J Cimino, Yu Ma, Guillaume A Castillon, Scott M Gianino, Mark H Ellisman, Da Yong Lee, David H Gutmann
Low-grade gliomas are one of the most common brain tumors in children, where they frequently form within the optic pathway (optic pathway gliomas; OPGs). Since many OPGs occur in the context of the Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) cancer predisposition syndrome, we have previously employed Nf1 genetically-engineered mouse (GEM) strains to study the pathogenesis of these low-grade glial neoplasms. In the light of the finding that human and mouse low-grade gliomas are composed of Olig2+ cells and that Olig2+ oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) give rise to murine high-grade gliomas, we sought to determine whether Olig2+ OPCs could be tumor-initiating cells for Nf1 optic glioma...
May 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524415/ndrg4-an-early-detection-marker-for-colorectal-cancer-is-specifically-expressed-in-enteric-neurons
#5
N Vaes, M H F M Lentjes, M J Gijbels, G Rademakers, K L Daenen, W Boesmans, K A D Wouters, A Geuzens, X Qu, H P J Steinbusch, B P F Rutten, S H Baldwin, K A Sharkey, R M W Hofstra, M van Engeland, P Vanden Berghe, V Melotte
BACKGROUND: Promoter methylation of N-myc Downstream-Regulated Gene 4 (NDRG4) in fecal DNA is an established early detection marker for colorectal cancer (CRC). Despite its connection to CRC, NDRG4 is predominantly studied in brain and heart, with little to no knowledge about its expression or role in other organs. In this study, we aimed to determine the whole-body expression of NDRG4, with a focus on the intestinal tract. METHODS: We investigated NDRG4 expression throughout the body by immunohistochemistry, Western Blotting and in situ mRNA hybridization using tissues from NDRG4 wild-type, heterozygous and knockout mice and humans...
May 19, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523372/dietary-eicosapentaenoic-acid-normalizes-hippocampal-omega-3-and-6-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-profile-attenuates-glial-activation-and-regulates-bdnf-function-in-a-rodent-model-of-neuroinflammation-induced-by-central-interleukin-1%C3%AE-administration
#6
Yilong Dong, Min Xu, Allan V Kalueff, Cai Song
PURPOSE: Interleukin (IL)-1β can activate glial cells to trigger neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration. Lower omega (n)-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and lower n-3/n-6 PUFA ratios occur in the brain of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). We have previously reported that an n-3 PUFA, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), can improve memory and attenuate neurodegeneration-like changes in animal models of AD. However, whether and how EPA modulates glial cell activity and functions remains unclear...
May 18, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516078/subependymal-giant-cell-astrocytoma-presenting-with-tumoral-bleeding-a-case-report
#7
Jae-Young Kim, Tae-Young Jung, Kyung-Hwa Lee, Seul-Kee Kim
We report a rare case of subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA) associated with tumoral bleeding in a pediatric patient without tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). A 10-year-old girl presented with a 2-week history of an increasingly aggravating headache. Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed an approximately 3.6-cm, well-defined, heterogeneously enhancing mass with multistage hemorrhages on the right-sided foramen of Monro. The tumor was completely resected using a transcallosal approach. Intraoperatively, the mass presented as a gray-colored firm tumor associated with acute and subacute hemorrhages...
April 2017: Brain Tumor Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516075/fourth-ventricular-lesions-in-metastatic-gliomas-a-rare-predilection
#8
Mohammed Nazir Khan, Ariane Poulin, Marco Essig
Over the course of five years, a total of ten cases were collected of glioma patients in whom a distant lesion at the fourth ventricle was noted. A 'distant lesion' was defined as a lesion with a normal appearing tissue bridge at imaging between the primary and secondary locations. Previous imaging of these patients was reviewed along with clinical history, course of therapy, and available histology. A review of the literature was performed with respect to present knowledge on patterns of glioma proliferation and dissemination...
April 2017: Brain Tumor Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508688/extrarenal-wilms-tumor-with-skeletal-and-glial-differentiation
#9
Geok Chin Tan, Vinay Prasad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508449/satellite-glial-cells-in-human-trigeminal-ganglia-have-a-broad-expression-of-functional-toll-like-receptors
#10
Johanna G Mitterreiter, Werner J D Ouwendijk, Monique van Velzen, Gijsbert P van Nierop, Albert D M E Osterhaus, Georges M G M Verjans
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) orchestrate immune responses to a wide variety of danger- and pathogen-associated molecular patterns. Compared to the central nervous system (CNS), expression profile and function of TLRs in the human peripheral nervous system (PNS) are ill-defined. We analyzed TLR expression of satellite glial cells (SGCs) and microglia, glial cells predominantly involved in local immune responses in ganglia of the human PNS and normal-appearing white matter (NAWM) of the CNS, respectively. Ex vivo flow cytometry analysis of cell suspensions obtained from human cadaveric trigeminal ganglia (TG) and NAWM showed that both SGCs and microglia expressed TLR1-5, TLR7 and TLR9, although expression levels varied between these cell types...
May 15, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502686/customized-polymethylmethacrylate-cranioplasty-implants-using-3d-printed-polylactic-acid-molds-technical-note-with-2-illustrative-cases
#11
Joe Abdel Hay, Tarek Smayra, Ronald Moussa
OBJECTIVE: Prefabricated customized cranioplasty implants are anatomically more accurate than manually shaped acrylic implants but remain costly. The authors describe a new cost-effective technique of producing customized polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) cranioplasty implants using prefabricated 3D printed molds. METHODS: The first patient had a left frontal cranial defect following a craniotomy for a glial tumor. A 3D image of his skull was obtained from axial 0.6mm computed tomography (CT) scan images...
May 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501777/mir-140-bdnf-axis-regulates-normal-human-astrocyte-proliferation-and-lps-induced-il-6-and-tnf-%C3%AE-secretion
#12
Zhiming Tu, Yawei Li, Yuliang Dai, Lei Li, Guohua Lv, Ivan Chen, Bing Wang
Reactive astrocyte proliferation after spinal cord injury (SCI) contributes to glial scar formation that impedes axonal regeneration. The mechanisms underlying astrocyte proliferation upon injury remain partially understood. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) function as a major class of post-transcriptional gene expression regulators that participate in many biological processes. In this study, we focused on the functional role of miR-140 in normal human astrocyte (NHA) cell proliferation. Ectopic miR-140 expression significantly inhibited NHA cell viability and proliferation; miR-140 inhibition exerted the opposite function...
May 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493828/overexpression-of-leptin-receptor-in-human-glioblastoma-correlation-with-vasculogenic-mimicry-and-poor-prognosis
#13
Guosheng Han, Yanan Li, Yiqun Cao, Zhijian Yue, Yuhui Zhang, Laixing Wang, Jianmin Liu
Vasculogenic mimicry (VM) was an important tumor blood supply to complement the endothelial cell-dependent angiogenesis, while leptin and receptor (ObR) involved in angiogenesis in glioblastoma has been reported on previous study, but the relationship between ObR expression and VM formation in human glioblastoma tissues, as well as their prognostic significance still remains unclear. In our study, we found that VM recognized by CD31-/PAS+ immunohistochemical staining in glioblastoma tissues showed a positive correlation with leptin expression (r = 0...
April 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492437/continuous-intrathecal-infusion-of-cannabinoid-receptor-agonists-attenuates-nerve-ligation-induced-pain-in-rats
#14
Sheng-Jie Shiue, Hsien-Yu Peng, Chung-Ren Lin, Shih-Wei Wang, Ruey-Horng Rau, Jen-Kun Cheng
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Cannabinoid receptors (CB1R/CB2R) are known to play important roles in pain transmission. In this study, we investigated the effects of continuous intrathecal infusion of CB1/2R agonists in the L5/6 spinal nerve ligation pain model. METHODS: Under isoflurane anesthesia, rats received nerve ligation and intrathecal catheter connected to an infusion pump. After surgery, saline (1 μL/h), CB1/2R agonist WIN55,212-2, CB1R agonist ACEA, or CB2R agonist AM1241 (1 μmol/h) was given intrathecally for 7 days...
May 10, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483980/endogenous-ajap1-associates-with-the-cytoskeleton-and-attenuates-angiogenesis-in-endothelial-cells
#15
Katharina Hötte, Isabell Smyrek, Anna Starzinski-Powitz, Ernst H K Stelzer
The adherence junction associated protein 1 (AJAP1, aka shrew-1) is presumably a type-I transmembrane protein localizing and interacting with the E-cadherin-catenin complex. In various tumors, AJAP1 expression is reduced or lost, including hepatocellular and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, and glial-derived tumors. The aberrant expression of AJAP1 is associated with alterations in cell migration, invasion, increased tumor growth, and tumor vascularization, suggesting AJAP1 as a putative tumor suppressor...
May 8, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481241/biomarker-and-histopathology-evaluation-of-patients-with-recurrent-glioblastoma-treated-with-galunisertib-lomustine-or-the-combination-of-galunisertib-and-lomustine
#16
David Capper, Andreas von Deimling, Alba A Brandes, Antoine F Carpentier, Santosh Kesari, Juan M Sepulveda-Sanchez, Helen R Wheeler, Olivier Chinot, Lawrence Cher, Joachim P Steinbach, Pol Specenier, Jordi Rodon, Ann Cleverly, Claire Smith, Ivelina Gueorguieva, Colin Miles, Susan C Guba, Durisala Desaiah, Shawn T Estrem, Michael M Lahn, Wolfgang Wick
Galunisertib, a Transforming growth factor-βRI (TGF-βRI) kinase inhibitor, blocks TGF-β-mediated tumor growth in glioblastoma. In a three-arm study of galunisertib (300 mg/day) monotherapy (intermittent dosing; each cycle =14 days on/14 days off), lomustine monotherapy, and galunisertib plus lomustine therapy, baseline tumor tissue was evaluated to identify markers associated with tumor stage (e.g., histopathology, Ki67, glial fibrillary acidic protein) and TGF-β-related signaling (e.g., pSMAD2). Other pharmacodynamic assessments included chemokine, cytokine, and T cell subsets alterations...
May 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479790/value-of-minimum-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging-as-a-biomarker-for-predicting-progression-of-disease-following-surgery-and-radiotherapy-in-glial-tumors-from-a-tertiary-care-center-in-northern-india
#17
Pramod Kumar Gupta, Rishi Awasthi, Shalini Singh, Sanjay Behari, K J Maria Das, Rakesh Kumar Gupta, Shaleen Kumar
PURPOSE: Studies have shown that cellularity of glial tumors are inversely correlated to minimum apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values derived on diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI). The purpose of this prospective exploratory study was to evaluate whether temporal change in "minimum ADC" values during follow-up predict progressive disease in glial tumors post radiotherapy and surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult patients of glial tumors, subjected to surgery followed by Radiotherapy (RT), were included in the study...
April 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477133/dna-damage-response-in-human-stem-cells-and-neural-descendants
#18
Jason M Beckta, Bret R Adams, Kristoffer Valerie
Glial cells are crucial for the normal function of neurons and are intricately involved in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases as well as neurologic malignancies. A deeper understanding of the mechanisms by which glial cells influence the development of such pathologies will undoubtedly lead to new and improved therapeutic approaches. Commercially available human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), both of which can be differentiated into neural progenitors (NPs) and various neural cell lineages, have become widely used as sources for producing normal human central nervous system (CNS) cells...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469665/mechanisms-responsible-for-the-inhibitory-effects-of-epothilone-b-on-scar-formation-after-spinal-cord-injury
#19
Wei Zhao, Yong Chai, Yun Hou, Da-Wei Wang, Jian-Qiang Xing, Cheng Yang, Qing-Min Fang
Scar formation after spinal cord injury is regarded as an obstacle to axonal regeneration and functional recovery. Epothilone B provides moderate microtubule stabilization and is mainly used for anti-tumor therapy. It also reduces scar tissue formation and promotes axonal regeneration after spinal cord injury. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect and mechanism of the microtubule-stabilizing reagent epothilone B in decreasing fibrotic scarring through its action on pericytes after spinal cord injury...
March 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462513/an-easy-to-produce-and-economical-three-dimensional-brain-phantom-for-stereotactic-computed-tomographic-guided-brain-biopsy-training-in-the-dog
#20
Deepinder S Sidhu, Jeffrey D Ruth, Gregory Lambert, John H Rossmeisl
OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate a three-dimensional (3D) brain phantom that can be incorporated into existing stereotactic headframes to simulate stereotactic brain biopsy (SBB) and train veterinary surgeons. STUDY DESIGN: Experimental study. SAMPLE POPULATION: Canine brain phantoms were fabricated from osteological skull specimens, agarose brain parenchyma, and cheddar and mozzarella cheese molds (simulating meningiomas and gliomas). METHODS: The neuroradiologic and viscoelastic properties of phantoms were quantified with computed tomography (CT) and oscillatory compression tests, respectively...
April 29, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
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