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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637008/cytotoxic-profiling-of-artesunic-and-betulinic-acids-and-their-synthetic-hybrid-compound-on-neurons-and-gliomas
#1
Annemarie Ackermann, Aysun Çapcı Karagöz, Ali Ghoochani, Michael Buchfelder, Ilker Eyüpoglu, Svetlana B Tsogoeva, Nicolai Savaskan
Gliomas are brain-born tumors with devastating impact on their brain microenvironment. Novel approaches employ multiple combinations of chemical compounds in synthetic hybrid molecules to target malignant tumors. Here, we report on the chemical hybridization approach exemplified by artesunic acid (ARTA) and naturally occurring triterpene betulinic acid (BETA). Artemisinin derived semisynthetic compound artesunic acid (ARTA) and naturally occurring triterpene BETA were used to synthetically couple to the hybrid compound termed 212A...
June 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631645/primary-leptomeningeal-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumor-a-difficult-entity-to-diagnose
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Jyothy Sehgal, Murthy Murali Krishna Jagarlapudi, Murthy V R K Tenneti, Syed Ameer Basha, Sundaram Challa
A 25-year-old male presented with difficulty in walking, loss of vision, and seizures. A clinical possibility of craniospinal meningeal pathology was considered. On computed tomography (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging, there was an enhancement of leptomeninges with few ring-enhancing lesions in both frontal lobes and right frontoparietal region. He was evaluated for low backache and occipital headache 2½ years earlier and was found to have communicating hydrocephalus on CT scan. He underwent ventriculoperitoneal shunt and was followed up with CT scans...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627687/microrna%C3%A2-205-acts-as-a-tumor-suppressor-and-directly-targets-yap1-in-glioma
#3
Tao Ji, Xiejun Zhang, Weiping Li
Glioma is the most common form of primary malignant tumor that occurs in the central nervous system. The underlying molecular mechanism of the carcinogenesis and progression of glioma remains to be elucidated. It is well‑established that microRNAs (miRs) are associated with the regulation of glioma initiation and progression, and may represent a novel effective therapeutic strategy for the treatment of glioma. In the present study, the expression, roles and molecular mechanisms of miR‑205 in glioma were investigated...
June 9, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620836/sox2-immunity-and-tissue-resident-memory-in-children-and-young-adults-with-glioma
#4
Juan C Vasquez, Anita Huttner, Lin Zhang, Asher Marks, Amy Chan, Joachim M Baehring, Kristopher T Kahle, Kavita M Dhodapkar
Therapies targeting immune checkpoints are effective in tumors with a high mutation burden that express multiple neo-antigens. However, glial tumors including those seen in children carry fewer mutations and there is an unmet need to identify new antigenic targets of anti-tumor immunity. SOX2 is an embryonal stem cell antigen implicated in the biology of glioma initiating cells. Expression of SOX2 by pediatric glial tumors and the capacity of the immune system in these patients to recognize SOX2 has not been previously studied...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617705/liver-x-receptor-%C3%AE-is-involved-in-counteracting-mechanical-allodynia-by-inhibiting-neuroinflammation-in-the-spinal-dorsal-horn
#5
Jing Xu, Yi-Wei Feng, Ling Liu, Wei Wang, Xiong-Xiong Zhong, Xu-Hong Wei, Xian-Guo Liu
BACKGROUND: Liver X receptors, including α and β isoforms, are ligand-activated transcription factors. Whether liver X receptor α plays a role in neuropathic pain is unknown. METHODS: A spared nerve injury model was established in adult male rats and mice. Von Frey tests were performed to evaluate the neuropathic pain behavior; Western blot and immunohistochemistry were performed to understand the underlying mechanisms. RESULTS: Intrathecal injection of a specific liver X receptor agonist T0901317 or GW3965 could either prevent the development of mechanical allodynia or alleviate the established mechanical allodynia, both in rats and wild-type mice...
June 15, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611577/the-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-lipoxygenase-and-cyclo-oxygenase-inhibitors-in-inflammation-induced-human-fetal-glia-cells-and-the-a%C3%AE-degradation-capacity-of-human-fetal-astrocytes-in-an-ex-vivo-assay
#6
Rea Pihlaja, Merja Haaparanta-Solin, Juha O Rinne
Chronic inflammation is a common phenomenon present in the background of multiple neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease (AD). The arachidonic acid pathway overproduces proinflammatory eicosanoids during these states and glial cells in the brain gradually lose their vital functions of protecting and supporting neurons. In this study, the role of different key enzymes of the eicosanoid pathway mediating inflammatory responses was examined in vitro and ex vivo using human fetal glial cells...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608355/-neuronal-glycolipids-regulate-glial-cell-division-negatively-during-development-and-following-a-lesion
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REVIEW
M Nieto-Sampedro, V C Muneton-Gomez
Glial cells in the central nervous system of adult mammals outnumber neurons 10-fold. Their number remains stationary throughout adulthood, controlled by the concomitant presence of mitogens and mitogen inhibitors. The most abundant inhibitor, neurostatin, is ganglioside GD1b O-acetylated on hydroxyl 9 of its outermost sialic acid. Neurostatin inhibited the proliferation of primary microglia and astroblasts in culture (cytostatic) as well as both rodent and human glioma cells (cytotoxic) at nanomolar concentrations...
June 16, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607828/a-rare-association-of-ganglioglioma-and-cavernous-malformation-report-of-two-cases-and-literature-review
#8
Biagio R Carangelo, Giovanni Muscas, Clelia Miracco, Vitaliano F Muzii
BACKGROUND: Some glial tumors have been observed in association with different types of vascular malformations of the brain (angiogliomas). However, the association of ganglioglioma with other vascular malformations is extremely rare, with only few cases reported in the literature, one of which is referred to as "angioganglioglioma." CASE DESCRIPTION: Two patients presented with acute onset of neurological symptoms, with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) finding of cavernoma of the left middle cerebellar penduncle, and small mass of the chiasmatic region, respectively...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605532/pet-imaging-in-patients-with-meningioma-report-of-the-rano-pet-group
#9
Norbert Galldiks, Nathalie L Albert, Michael Sommerauer, Anca L Grosu, Ute Ganswindt, Ian Law, Matthias Preusser, Emilie Le Rhun, Michael A Vogelbaum, Gelareh Zadeh, Frédéric Dhermain, Michael Weller, Karl-Josef Langen, Jörg C Tonn
Meningiomas are the most frequent non-glial primary brain tumors and represent about 30% of brain tumors. Usually, diagnosis and treatment planning are based on neuroimaging using mainly magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or rarely computed tomography (CT). Most common treatment options are neurosurgical resection and radiotherapy, e.g., radiosurgery or external fractionated radiotherapy. For follow-up after treatment, structural imaging techniques such as MRI or CT are used. However, these structural imaging modalities have limitations, particularly in terms of tumor delineation as well as diagnosis of posttherapeutic reactive changes...
June 12, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596239/electrophoresis-of-cell-membrane-heparan-sulfate-regulates-galvanotaxis-in-glial-cells
#10
Yu-Ja Huang, Paula Schiapparelli, Kristen Kozielski, Jordan Green, Emily Lavell, Hugo Guerrero-Cazares, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Peter Searson
Endogenous electric fields modulate many physiological processes by promoting directional migration, a process known as galvanotaxis. Despite the importance of galvanotaxis in development and disease, the mechanism by which cells sense and migrate directionally in an electric field remains unknown. Here we show that electrophoresis of cell surface heparan sulfate (HS) critically regulates this process. HS was found to be localized at the anode-facing side in fetal neural progenitor cells (fNPC), fNPC-derived astrocytes, and brain tumor initiating cells (BTICs), regardless of their direction of galvanotaxis...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591655/differentiation-of-inflammation-responsive-astrocytes-from-glial-progenitors-generated-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Renata Santos, Krishna C Vadodaria, Baptiste N Jaeger, Arianna Mei, Sabrina Lefcochilos-Fogelquist, Ana P D Mendes, Galina Erikson, Maxim Shokhirev, Lynne Randolph-Moore, Callie Fredlender, Sonia Dave, Ruth Oefner, Conor Fitzpatrick, Monique Pena, Jerika J Barron, Manching Ku, Ahmet M Denli, Bilal E Kerman, Patrick Charnay, John R Kelsoe, Maria C Marchetto, Fred H Gage
Astrocyte dysfunction and neuroinflammation are detrimental features in multiple pathologies of the CNS. Therefore, the development of methods that produce functional human astrocytes represents an advance in the study of neurological diseases. Here we report an efficient method for inflammation-responsive astrocyte generation from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and embryonic stem cells. This protocol uses an intermediate glial progenitor stage and generates functional astrocytes that show levels of glutamate uptake and calcium activation comparable with those observed in human primary astrocytes...
June 6, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589519/hydrogel-environment-supports-cell-culture-expansion-of-a-grade-iv-astrocytoma
#12
Manasi P Jogalekar, Leigh G Cooper, Elba E Serrano
Malignant astrocytomas are aggressive cancers of glial origin that can develop into invasive brain tumors. The disease has poor prognosis and high recurrence rate. Astrocytoma cell lines of human origin are an important tool in the experimental pathway from bench to bedside because they afford a convenient intermediate system for in vitro analysis of brain cancer pathogenesis and treatment options. We undertook the current study to determine whether hydrogel culture methods could be adapted to support the growth of astrocytoma cell lines, thereby facilitating a system that may be biologically more similar to in vivo tumor tissue...
June 7, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587874/neuropathies-in-the-setting-of-neurofibromatosis-tumor-syndromes-complexities-and-opportunities
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REVIEW
Alexander Schulz, Peter Grafe, Christian Hagel, Philipp Bäumer, Helen Morrison, Victor-Felix Mautner, Said Farschtschi
The term 'Neurofibromatosis' (NF) comprises a group of rare diseases with related clinical presentations but distinct genetic conditions. All currently known types - NF1, NF2 and Schwannomatosis - predispose afflicted individuals to the development of glial cell-derived (gliogenic) tumors. Furthermore, the occurrence of neuropathic symptoms, which add to the overall neurologic disability of patients, has been described in all disease entities. We show that neuropathic symptoms are a common and clinically important, yet infrequently studied feature in the NF spectrum...
June 3, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587280/levo-corydalmine-alleviates-neuropathic-cancer-pain-induced-by-tumor-compression-via-the-ccl2-ccr2-pathway
#14
Yahui Hu, Nandani Darshika Kodithuwakku, Lin Zhou, Chengyuan Li, Dan Han, Weirong Fang, Jihua Liu, Yunman Li
Background: Tumor compression-induced pain (TCIP) is a complex pathological cancer pain. Spinal glial cells play a critical role in maintenance of cancer pain by releasing proinflammatory cytokines and chemokines. In this study, we verified the role of levo-corydalmine (l-CDL) on TCIP. Methods: Spontaneous pain, paw withdrawal threshold and latency were assessed using TCIP mouse model. Immunofluorescence was used to identify the reactions of glia. RT-PCR and western blot or ELISA were used to determine mRNA or protein expression of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interlukin-1β (IL-1β), CC chemokine ligand 2 (CCL2) and chemotactic cytokine receptor 2 (CCR2) in vivo and in vitro...
June 6, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585189/modulatory-role-of-nurr1-activation-and-thrombin-inhibition-in-the-neuroprotective-effects-of-dabigatran-etexilate-in-rotenone-induced-parkinson-s-disease-in-rats
#15
Esraa A Kandil, Rabab H Sayed, Lamiaa A Ahmed, Mai A Abd El Fattah, Bahia M El-Sayeh
Recently, it has been shown that both decreased nuclear receptor-related 1 (Nurr1) expression and thrombin accumulation are involved in the degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in Parkinson's disease (PD). The new anticoagulant dabigatran etexilate (DE) is a direct thrombin inhibitor that owns benzimidazole group, which has been proposed to activate Nurr1. In the present study, we examined the neuroprotective effects of DE in rotenone model of PD. Rotenone was injected subcutaneously at a dose of 1.5 mg/kg every other day for 21 days...
June 5, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580724/melatonin-delays-photoreceptor-degeneration-in-a-mouse-model-of-autosomal-recessive-retinitis-pigmentosa
#16
Xiao-Jian Xu, Shu-Min Wang, Ying Jin, Yun-Tao Hu, Kang Feng, Zhi-Zhong Ma
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) comprises a group of incurable inherited retinal degenerations. Targeting common processes, instead of mutation specific treatment, has proven to be an innovative strategy to combat debilitating retinal degeneration. Growing evidence indicates that melatonin possesses a potent activity against neurodegenerative disorders by mitigating cell damage associated with apoptosis and inflammation. Given the pleiotropic role of melatonin in central nervous system, the aim of the present study was to investigate whether melatonin would afford protection against retinal degeneration in autosomal recessive RP (arRP)...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580214/anaplastic-myxopapillary-ependymoma-in-an-infant-case-report-and-literature-review
#17
Darshan Trivedi, Zhenggang Xiong
A 7-month-old boy presented with gastrointestinal disturbance, mild neurologic deficit of the left lower extremity and levo-scoliosis of the thoracic spine. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a large intramedullary lesion involving the thoracic spine, from level T1 to T11. Histologic analysis showed a glial tumor with fibrillary processes arranged in radial pattern around mucoid fibrovascular cores with a high proliferative index (focally up to 80%) and prominent vascular endothelial hyperplasia. These findings were consistent with an anaplastic myxopapillary ependymoma...
May 2017: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574310/exosomes-as-a-biomarker-platform-for-detecting-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-positive-high-grade-gliomas
#18
Sasidhar Venkata Manda, Yogesh Kataria, Babul Reddy Tatireddy, Balasubramaniam Ramakrishnan, Boola Gnana Ratnam, Rahul Lath, Alok Ranjan, Amitava Ray
OBJECTIVE High-grade glial brain tumors are often characterized by an elevated expression of the tumorigenic epidermal growth factor receptor variant III ( EGFRvIII). The authors sought to establish a clinically adaptive protocol as a noninvasive diagnostic tool for EGFRvIII detection through serum exosomes. METHODS Purity of serum exosome/RNA was confirmed by electron microscopy and flow cytometry and through an RNA bioanalyzer profile. EGFRvIII amplification was initially established by semiquantitative polymerase chain reaction in tumor tissues and exosomes...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561225/feasibility-risk-profile-and-diagnostic-yield-of-stereotactic-biopsy-in-children-and-young-adults-with-brain-lesions
#19
Christina Hamisch, Tobias Blau, Katharina Klinger, Philipp Kickingereder, Daniel Ruess, Norbert Galldiks, Frank Berthold, Thorsten Simon, Stefan Grau, Maximilian I Ruge
Objective To evaluate the feasibility, safety, and diagnostic yield of stereotactic biopsy (SB) in children and adolescents with cerebral lesions. Methods We performed a systematic review of the literature and a retrospective analysis of all pediatric and adolescent patients who underwent SB for unclear brain lesions at our center. We collected patient and lesion-associated parameters, analysed the rate of procedural complications and diagnostic yield. Results Our institutional series consisted of 285 SBs in 269 children and young adults between 1989 and 2016 (median age, 9 (range 1-18) years)...
May 2017: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554758/primary-dura-based-synovial-sarcoma-of-the-parafalcine-region-of-brain
#20
Shivani Sharma, Anurag Sharma, Geover Lobo, Madhukar Nayak, Dinesh Pradhan, Samriti, Swati Bindal, Kamakhya Gogoi, Rahul Katara, Lata Kini, Sambit K Mohanty
Dura-based intracranial neoplasms include a wide range of primary and metastatic tumors, varying in their clinical, radiologic, morphologic, and immunophenotypic characteristics. At this anatomic location, sarcomas are rare, however, they exhibit close morphologic resemblances to meningioma. Herein we describe the third case of primary synovial sarcoma of the parafalcine region in a50-years-old female, who presented with left-sided hemiplegia. The radiologic survey revealed a 5.5cm×5.8cm contrast enhancing dura-based mass at the right parafalcine region with meningeal enhancement and edema in the surrounding areas...
March 23, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
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