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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775613/suppression-of-nlrp3-inflammasome-attenuates-stress-induced-depression-like-behavior-in-nlgn3-deficient-mice
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Ze-Qun Li, Zhi-Yuan Yan, Bo-Jun Lan, Yi-Qun Dong, Ye Xiong
Depression, regulated by central nervous system (CNS), is a significant inflammatory disorder. Neuroligin3 (NLGN3) has been implicated in brain functions. In the study, a chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) model in wild type (WT) or NLGN3-knockout (KO) mice was established to explore the role of NLGN3 in regulating depression and to reveal the underlying molecular mechanism. The results indicated that NLGN3-knockout markedly reversed the loss of body weight, the reduction of sucrose consumption, the decrease of immobile time in the forced swimming tests (FST) and tail suspension tests (TST) induced by CUMS paradigm...
May 15, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772366/giant-cell-ependymoma-of-cervical-medullary-junction-a-case-report-of-a-long-term-survivor-and-review-of-literature
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Martina Cappelletti, Andrea G Ruggeri, Giorgia Iacopino, Roberto Delfini
Ependymoma accounts for 3-9% of all neuroepithelial tumors. The giant cell ependymoma is a rare and distinct variant, of which only twenty-two cases have been described in literature. Starting from 2007, the WHO acknowledged this rare subtype. The cytological features of GCE are the presence of pleomorphic giant cells with several cellular atypias, which at intra-operative frozen diagnosis may appear to be high-grade glial lesions. Despite its apparently malignant histology, GCE seems to be a neoplasm with a relatively good prognosis...
May 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771688/plexiform-atypical-spitz-tumor-with-rosette-like-giant-cells-a-histologic-and-immunohistochemical-study-on-a-case-suggesting-ganglioneuroblastic-differentiation-review-of-the-literature-and-considerations-on-histogenesis
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Elena Castelli, Elisabetta Orlando, Giuseppe Pistone, Maria R Bongiorno
Spitz nevi, atypical Spitz tumors and Spitzoid melanoma, the three clinicopathologic forms that constitute the spectrum of the Spitz-type melanocytic lesions, share a histologic picture characterized by large spindle and/or epithelioid ganglion-like cells, with various admixtures of multinucleate bizarre cells. This remarkable cytology has always been interpreted as an unusual, as well as unexplained form of atypia. We report a case of atypical Spitz tumor with Homer Wright-like rosettes, a feature characteristic of ganglioneuroblastic proliferation...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771434/ptprj-as1-mediates-inflammatory-injury-after-intracerebral-hemorrhage-by-activating-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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J Wen, C-Y Yang, J Lu, X-Y Wang
OBJECTIVE: We aimed at investigating the expression of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) Ptprj-as1 and the role of lncRNAPtprj-as1 in inflammatory cells after intracerebral hemorrhage and its potential mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The rat model of intracerebral hemorrhage was established. Expressions of Ptprj-as1 and inflammatory cytokines in inflammatory cells were detected by quantitative Real-time PCR (qRT-PCR). After BV2 cells were transfected with lentivirus, cell proliferation, migrative ability and apoptosis were detected by cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8) assay, transwell chamber and flow cytometry, respectively...
May 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770253/simultaneous-cerebrospinal-fluid-and-hematologic-metastases-in-a-high-grade-ependymoma
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Daniel Diaz-Aguilar, Sergei Terterov, Alexander M Tucker, Shaina Sedighim, Rudi Scharnweber, Stephanie Wang, Catherine Merna, Shayan Rahman
Background: Ependymomas are relatively uncommon tumors that constitute about 7% of all primary intracranial neoplasms. Among these, high-grade ependymomas are locally aggressive and recur most commonly at the primary site following resection. Ependymomas are also known to be the one glial neoplasm that tends to frequently metastasize inside and outside the central nervous system (CNS) that complicates workup and management. Metastasis due to surgical manipulation is common and neurosurgeons should be well-versed in the most effective methods to remove these tumors in order to avoid such metastases...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769580/kv1-3-activity-perturbs-the-homeostatic-properties-of-astrocytes-in-glioma
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Alfonso Grimaldi, Giuseppina D'Alessandro, Maria Amalia Di Castro, Clotilde Lauro, Vikrant Singh, Francesca Pagani, Luigi Sforna, Francesca Grassi, Silvia Di Angelantonio, Luigi Catacuzzeno, Heike Wulff, Cristina Limatola, Myriam Catalano
Glial cells actively maintain the homeostasis of brain parenchyma, regulating neuronal excitability and preserving the physiological composition of the extracellular milieu. Under pathological conditions, some functions of glial cells could be compromised, exacerbating the neurotoxic processes. We investigated if the homeostatic activities of astrocytes and microglia could be modulated by the voltage-gated K+ channel Kv1.3. To this end we used in vitro and in vivo systems to model cell-to-cell interactions in tumoral conditions, using a specific inhibitor of Kv1...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769414/clinical-utility-of-arterial-spin-labeling-for-preoperative-grading-of-glioma-a-diagnostic-meta-analysis
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Linchen Li, Xinjun Wang, Min Zhang, Yan Zhang
There were obvious differences in biological behavior and prognosis between low-grade glioma and high-grade glioma, it is of great importance for clinicians to make a right judgement for preoperative grading. We conducted a comprehensive meta-analysis to evaluate the clinical utility of arterial spin labeling for preoperative grading. We searched the PubMed, Embase, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, and Weipu electronic databases for articles published through November 10, 2017 and used "arterial spin-labeling" OR "ASL perfusion, grading" OR "differentiation, glioma" OR "glial tumor, diagnostic test" as the search terms...
May 16, 2018: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767307/virus-vector-mediated-genetic-modification-of-brain-tumor-stromal-cells-after-intravenous-delivery
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Adrienn Volak, Stanley G LeRoy, Jeya Shree Natasan, David J Park, Pike See Cheah, Andreas Maus, Zachary Fitzpatrick, Eloise Hudry, Kelsey Pinkham, Sheetal Gandhi, Bradley T Hyman, Dakai Mu, Dwijit GuhaSarkar, Anat O Stemmer-Rachamimov, Miguel Sena-Esteves, Christian E Badr, Casey A Maguire
The malignant primary brain tumor, glioblastoma (GBM) is generally incurable. New approaches are desperately needed. Adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector-mediated delivery of anti-tumor transgenes is a promising strategy, however direct injection leads to focal transgene spread in tumor and rapid tumor division dilutes out the extra-chromosomal AAV genome, limiting duration of transgene expression. Intravenous (IV) injection gives widespread distribution of AAV in normal brain, however poor transgene expression in tumor, and high expression in non-target cells which may lead to ineffective therapy and high toxicity, respectively...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766265/surgery-for-subependymal-giant-cell-astrocytomas-in-children-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex
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Martine Fohlen, Sarah Ferrand-Sorbets, Olivier Delalande, Georg Dorfmüller
OBJECTIVE: Subependymal giant cell astrocytomas (SEGAs) are low-grade intraventricular glial tumors that develop in 10-15% of patients with tuberous sclerosis complex; they often cause hydrocephalus and are potentially accessible to a surgical treatment. Our aim is to evaluate morbidity and results after surgery in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. METHOD: We present a retrospective series of 18 pediatric patients operated on for SEGA between 2006 and 2016 at our institution...
May 15, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765950/early-neuroblastic-and-astrocytic-differentiation-demonstrated-immunohistochemically-in-a-small-intraocular-medulloepithelioma
#10
Frederick A Jakobiec, Fouad R Zakka, Thanos Papakostas, Shizuo Mukai
Purpose: To investigate the source of fibrous astrocytes and neuroblasts in a small ciliary body medulloepithelioma appearing as a leukocoria in a 3-week-old baby girl. Methods: Histopathologic and immunohistochemical studies included Alcian blue, periodic acid-Schiff, and antisera for the detection of S100 protein, CD99, glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), CRX, NeuN, neurofilaments, synaptophysin, desmin, and myogenin. Results: A small, nonteratoid ciliary body medulloepithelioma with collections of Alcian blue+ mucoplysaccharides was present in the enucleated globe...
April 2018: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765306/microglial-activation-is-modulated-by-captopril-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
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Keren Asraf, Nofar Torika, Ron N Apte, Sigal Fleisher-Berkovich
The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is an important peripheral system involved in homeostasis modulation, with angiotensin II (Ang II) serving as the main effector hormone. The main enzyme involved in Ang II formation is angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE). ACE inhibitors (ACEIs) such as captopril (Cap) are predominantly used for the management of hypertension. All of the components of the RAS have also been identified in brain. Centrally located hormones such as Ang II can induce glial inflammation. Moreover, in Alzheimer's disease (AD) models, where glial inflammation occurs and is thought to contribute to the propagation of the disease, increased levels of Ang II and ACE have been detected...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760976/glioblastoma-cells-labeled-by-robust-raman-tags-for-enhancing-imaging-contrast
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Li-Ching Huang, Yung-Ching Chang, Yi-Syuan Wu, Wei-Lun Sun, Chan-Chuan Liu, Chun-I Sze, Shiuan-Yeh Chen
Complete removal of a glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a highly malignant brain tumor, is challenging due to its infiltrative characteristics. Therefore, utilizing imaging agents such as fluorophores to increase the contrast between GBM and normal cells can help neurosurgeons to locate residual cancer cells during image guided surgery. In this work, Raman tag based labeling and imaging for GBM cells in vitro is described and evaluated. The cell membrane of a GBM adsorbs a substantial amount of functionalized Raman tags through overexpression of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and "broadcasts" stronger pre-defined Raman signals than normal cells...
May 1, 2018: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746255/a-novel-functional-polymorphism-of-gfap-decrease-glioblastoma-susceptibility-through-inhibiting-the-binding-of-mir-139
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Jie Wang, Ming-Lei Wang, Chang-Hui Wang, Shu-Yan Sun, Han-Bing Zhang, Yang-Yang Jiang, Qi-Wu Xu, Ying Wang, Shi-Xin Gu
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most commonly diagnosed solid tumor outside the central nervous system. However, genetic factors underlying GBM remain largely unclear. Previous studies indicated that Glial fibrillary acidic protein ( GFAP ) might play an important role in the aggressiveness of GBM and also contributed to its poor overall survival. The present study aims to test (1) the associations between GFAP single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and GBM cells chemoresistance and metastasis, and (2) the molecular mechanism accounting for their effects...
May 10, 2018: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743351/survival-of-syngeneic-and-allogeneic-ipsc-derived-neural-precursors-after-spinal-grafting-in-minipigs
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Jan Strnadel, Cassiano Carromeu, Cedric Bardy, Michael Navarro, Oleksandr Platoshyn, Andreas N Glud, Silvia Marsala, Jozef Kafka, Atsushi Miyanohara, Tomohisa Kato, Takahiro Tadokoro, Michael P Hefferan, Kota Kamizato, Tetsuya Yoshizumi, Stefan Juhas, Jana Juhasova, Chak-Sum Ho, Taba Kheradmand, PeiXi Chen, Dasa Bohaciakova, Marian Hruska-Plochan, Andrew J Todd, Shawn P Driscoll, Thomas D Glenn, Samuel L Pfaff, Jiri Klima, Joseph Ciacci, Eric Curtis, Fred H Gage, Jack Bui, Kazuhiko Yamada, Alysson R Muotri, Martin Marsala
The use of autologous (or syngeneic) cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) holds great promise for future clinical use in a wide range of diseases and injuries. It is expected that cell replacement therapies using autologous cells would forego the need for immunosuppression, otherwise required in allogeneic transplantations. However, recent studies have shown the unexpected immune rejection of undifferentiated autologous mouse iPSCs after transplantation. Whether similar immunogenic properties are maintained in iPSC-derived lineage-committed cells (such as neural precursors) is relatively unknown...
May 9, 2018: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739361/two-successful-pregnancies-following-fertility-preservation-in-a-patient-with-anaplastic-astrocytoma-a-case-report
#15
Alexandra Peyser, Sara L Bristow, Avner Hershlag
BACKGROUND: Astrocytomas are the most common malignant glial tumors. With improved prognosis, it is possible for patients to pursue pregnancy post-treatment. However, with potential gonadotoxicity of oncology treatments, fertility preservation prior to chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy should be considered. This requires close collaboration between the oncologist and reproductive endocrinologist. To our knowledge this is the first report of successful pregnancies following fertility preservation for AA...
May 9, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730791/distinct-demographic-profile-and-molecular-markers-of-primary-cns-tumor-in-1873-adolescent-and-young-adult-patient-population
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Rohit Vadgaonkar, Sridhar Epari, Girish Chinnaswamy, Rahul Krishnatry, Raees Tonse, Tejpal Gupta, Rakesh Jalali
INTRODUCTION: We present detailed demographic profile, tumor types, and their molecular markers in adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients of age group between 15 and 39 years with primary central nervous system (PCNS) tumors, and compare with pediatric and adult patient populations. METHODOLOGY: Demographic- and disease-related information of 1873 PCNS tumor patients of age 15-39 years registered between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2015 at our institution was analyzed with respect to their demographics and tumor subtypes...
May 5, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727049/multifactorial-analysis-of-opsoclonus-myoclonus-syndrome-etiology-tumor-vs-no-tumor-in-a-cohort-of-356-us-children
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Michael R Pranzatelli, Elizabeth D Tate, Nathan R McGee
BACKGROUND: Pediatric opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome (OMS) presents a paradox of etiopathogenesis: A neuroblastic tumor (NB) is found in only one half of the cases, the others are ascribed to infections or designated as idiopathic. METHOD: From an IRB-approved observational study of 356 US children with OMS, secondary analysis of "etiology" and related factors was performed on a well-characterized cohort. The "Tumor" (n = 173) and "No Tumor" groups (n = 183), as defined radiologically, were compared according to multiple factors considered potentially differentiating...
May 4, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714500/cognitive-enhancement-of-volatile-oil-from-the-stems-of-schisandra-chinensis-baill-in-alzheimer-s-disease-rats
#18
Bingyou Yang, Bo Liu, Yan Liu, Hua Han, Haixue Kuang
The volatile oil (VO), extracted from the stems of Schisandra chinensis Baill. (SCS), was separated and identified by gas chromatography - mass spectrometry. The study was devised to investigate the effects of VO on oxidative stress and cognitive deficits induced by amyloid-β (Aβ(1-42)). Alzheimer's disease (AD) models were established by injecting Aβ(1-42) into the rat hippocampus and the effects of learning and memory were observed by a Morris water maze test, immunohistological alterations, and correlative indicators covering nerve growth (brain-derived neurotrophic factor, glial-cell-derived trophic factor, and nerve growth factor), interleukin 1β, tumor necrosis factor, superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px), malondialdehyde (MDA), glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), and microglial CD11b in AD rats...
May 1, 2018: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713762/prolonged-survival-in-secondary-glioblastoma-following-local-injection-of-targeted-alpha-therapy-with-213-bi-substance-p-analogue
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Leszek Krolicki, Frank Bruchertseifer, Jolanta Kunikowska, Henryk Koziara, Bartosz Królicki, Maciej Jakuciński, Dariusz Pawlak, Christos Apostolidis, Saed Mirzadeh, Rafał Rola, Adrian Merlo, Alfred Morgenstern
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most common malignant brain tumor, mainly manifests as a primary de novo and less frequently as a secondary glial neoplasm. GBM has been demonstrated to overexpress the NK-1 receptor and substance P can be used as a ligand for targeted therapy. Alpha emitters, e.g. 213 Bi, that deposit their high energy within a short range allow the selective irradiation of tumor cells while sparing adjacent neuronal structures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Among 50 glioma patients of different subtypes that have to date been treated with targeted alpha therapy at the Medical University Warsaw, we report here the data on nine patients with secondary GBM...
April 30, 2018: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706869/fibronectin-promotes-the-malignancy-of-glioma-stem-like-cells-via-modulation-of-cell-adhesion-differentiation-proliferation-and-chemoresistance
#20
Qi Yu, Yixue Xue, Jing Liu, Zhuo Xi, Zhen Li, Yunhui Liu
Glioma stem-like cells (GSCs) are regarded as the sources of oncogenesis, recurrence, invasion and chemoresistance in malignant gliomas. Growing evidence suggests that the microenvironment surrounding GSCs interacts with tumor cells to influence biological behavior; however, the functional mechanisms involved are still unclear. In the present study, we investigated the modulation of GSCs triggered by fibronectin (FN), a main component of the extracellular matrix (ECM), in terms of cell adhesion, differentiation, proliferation and chemoresistance...
2018: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
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