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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904472/clearing-the-corpses-regulatory-mechanisms-novel-tools-and-therapeutic-potential-of-harnessing-microglial-phagocytosis-in-the-diseased-brain
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Irune Diaz-Aparicio, Sol Beccari, Oihane Abiega, Amanda Sierra
Apoptosis is a widespread phenomenon that occurs in the brain in both physiological and pathological conditions. Dead cells must be quickly removed to avoid the further toxic effects they exert in the parenchyma, a process executed by microglia, the brain professional phagocytes. Although phagocytosis is critical to maintain tissue homeostasis, it has long been either overlooked or indirectly assessed based on microglial morphology, expression of classical activation markers, or engulfment of artificial phagocytic targets in vitro...
October 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903933/translocator-positron-emission-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopic-imaging-of-brain-glial-cell-activation-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Gourab Datta, Ines R Violante, Gregory Scott, Karl Zimmerman, Andre Santos-Ribeiro, Eugenii A Rabiner, Roger N Gunn, Omar Malik, Olga Ciccarelli, Richard Nicholas, Paul M Matthews
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is characterised by a diffuse inflammatory response mediated by microglia and astrocytes. Brain translocator protein (TSPO) positron-emission tomography (PET) and [myo-inositol] magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) were used together to assess this. OBJECTIVE: To explore the in vivo relationships between MRS and PET [(11)C]PBR28 in MS over a range of brain inflammatory burden. METHODS: A total of 23 patients were studied...
November 30, 2016: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903745/inhibiting-microglia-expansion-prevents-diet-induced-hypothalamic-and-peripheral-inflammation
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Caroline André, Omar Guzman-Quevedo, Charlotte Rey, Julie Rémus-Borel, Samantha Clark, Ashley Castellanos-Jankiewicz, Elodie Ladeveze, Thierry Leste-Lasserre, Agnes Nadjar, Djoher Nora Abrous, Sophie Laye, Daniela Cota
Cell proliferation and neuroinflammation in the adult hypothalamus may contribute to the pathogenesis of obesity. Here we tested whether the intertwining of these two processes has a role in the metabolic changes caused by three weeks of saturated high-fat diet (HFD) consumption.As compared to chow, HFD-fed mice rapidly increased body weight and fat mass, and specifically showed increased microglia number in the arcuate nucleus (ARC) of the hypothalamus. Microglia expansion required the adequate presence of fats and carbohydrates in the diet, since feeding mice a very high-fat, very low-carbohydrate diet did not affect cell proliferation...
November 30, 2016: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899315/injury-stimulated-sonic-hedgehog-expression-in-microglia-contributes-to-neuroinflammatory-response-in-the-mptp-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Jung Hwi Lee, Young Cheul Chung, Eugene Bok, Hankyu Lee, Sue Hee Huh, Ji Eun Lee, Byung Kwan Jin, Hyuk Wan Ko
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder in which dopamine (DA) neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc) region are selectively destroyed. Sonic hedgehog (Shh) has been well known to play a key role in a variety of processes such as embryogenesis, cell proliferation and protection, and tissue repair during inflammation. However, the evidences for the innate role of Shh in adult brain injury are presently lacking and studies have been needed to unveil the importance of Shh in the process of neurodegeneration...
November 26, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894396/ellagic-acid-ameliorates-cuprizone-induced-acute-cns-inflammation-via-restriction-of-microgliosis-and-down-regulation-of-ccl2-and-ccl3-pro-inflammatory-chemokines
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N Sanadgol, F Golab, A Mostafaie, M Mehdizadeh, M Abdollahi, M Sharifzadeh, H Ravan
Ellagic acid (EA) is a natural phenol antioxidant with various therapeutic activities. However, the efficacy of EA has not been examined in neuro-inflammatory conditions. Microglia making the innate immune system of the central nervous system (CNS) and are imperative cellular mediators of neuro-inflammatory processes. In this study, neuro-protective effects of EA on cuprizone (Cup)-induced acute CNS inflammation evaluated. C57BL/6J mice were fed with chow containing 0.2 % Cup for 3 weeks to induce acute neuro-inflammation predominantly in the corpus callosum (CC)...
October 31, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893897/imaging-of-glial-cell-activation-and-white-matter-integrity-in-brains-of-active-and-recently-retired-national-football-league-players
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Jennifer M Coughlin, Yuchuan Wang, Il Minn, Nicholas Bienko, Emily B Ambinder, Xin Xu, Matthew E Peters, John W Dougherty, Melin Vranesic, Soo Min Koo, Hye-Hyun Ahn, Merton Lee, Chris Cottrell, Haris I Sair, Akira Sawa, Cynthia A Munro, Christopher J Nowinski, Robert F Dannals, Constantine G Lyketsos, Michael Kassiou, Gwenn Smith, Brian Caffo, Susumu Mori, Tomas R Guilarte, Martin G Pomper
Importance: Microglia, the resident immune cells of the central nervous system, play an important role in the brain's response to injury and neurodegenerative processes. It has been proposed that prolonged microglial activation occurs after single and repeated traumatic brain injury, possibly through sports-related concussive and subconcussive injuries. Limited in vivo brain imaging studies months to years after individuals experience a single moderate to severe traumatic brain injury suggest widespread persistent microglial activation, but there has been little study of persistent glial cell activity in brains of athletes with sports-related traumatic brain injury...
November 28, 2016: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890560/the-hippocampal-transcriptomic-signature-of-stress-resilience-in-mice-with-microglial-fractalkine-receptor-cx3cr1-deficiency
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Neta Rimmerman, Nofar Schottlender, Ronen Reshef, Nadav Dan-Goor, Raz Yirmiya
Clinical studies suggest that key genetic factors involved in stress resilience are related to the innate immune system. In the brain, this system includes microglia cells, which play a major role in stress responsiveness. Consistently, mice with deletion of the CX3CR1 gene (CX3CR1(-/-) mice), which in the brain is expressed exclusively by microglia, exhibit resilience to chronic stress. Here, we compared the emotional, cognitive, neurogenic and microglial responses to chronic unpredictable stress (CUS) between CX3CR1(-/-) and wild type (WT) mice...
November 23, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889490/inhibition-of-cathepsin-x-reduces-the-strength-of-microglial-mediated-neuroinflammation
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Anja Pišlar, Biljana Božić, Nace Zidar, Janko Kos
Inflammation plays a central role in the processes associated with neurodegeneration. The inflammatory response is mediated by activated microglia that release inflammatory mediators to the neuronal environment. Microglia-derived lysosomal cathepsins, including cathepsin X, are increasingly recognized as important mediators of the inflammation involved in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced neuroinflammation. The current study was undertaken to investigate the role of cathepsin X and its molecular target, γ-enolase, in neuroinflammation and to elucidate the underlying mechanism...
November 23, 2016: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884214/neuronal-and-glial-changes-in-the-brain-resulting-from-explosive-blast-in-an-experimental-model
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James A Goodrich, Jung H Kim, Robert Situ, Wesley Taylor, Ted Westmoreland, Fu Du, Steven Parks, Geoffrey Ling, Jung Y Hwang, Amedeo Rapuano, Faris A Bandak, Nihal C de Lanerolle
Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is the signature injury in warfighters exposed to explosive blasts. The pathology underlying mTBI is poorly understood, as this condition is rarely fatal and thus postmortem brains are difficult to obtain for neuropathological studies. Here we report on studies of an experimental model with a gyrencephalic brain that is exposed to single and multiple explosive blast pressure waves. To determine injuries to the brain resulting from the primary blast, experimental conditions were controlled to eliminate any secondary or tertiary injury from blasts...
November 24, 2016: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882228/oxymatrine-inhibits-microglia-activation-via-hsp60-tlr4-signaling
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Feijia Ding, Yunhong Li, Xiaolin Hou, Rui Zhang, Shuting Hu, Yin Wang
Oxymatrine (OMT) is an alkaloid extracted from Sophora flavescens, which has broad anti-inflammatory, antitumor and immunosuppressant actions. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms have remained elusive. Heat shock protein 60 (HSP60) has recently been shown to have an important role in autoimmune reactions. The present study aimed to investigate whether OMT exerts its anti-inflammatory effects by inhibiting microglial activation and examined the role of HSP60 in this process. Western blot analysis and ELISA showed that OMT decreased the expression and release of HSP60 by LPS-activated BV2 cells...
November 2016: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878757/targeting-ccr3-to-reduce-amyloid-%C3%AE-production-tau-hyperphosphorylation-and-synaptic-loss-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Chunyan Zhu, Bing Xu, Xiaohong Sun, Qiwen Zhu, Yi Sui
The majority of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients have a late onset, and chronic neuroinflammation, characterized by glial activation and secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines, plays a role in the pathogenesis of AD. The chemokine CCL11 has been shown to be a causative factor of cognitive decline in the process of aging, but little is known whether it is involved in the pathogenesis of AD. In the present study, we showed that CCR3, the receptor for CCL11, was expressed by hippocampal neurons and treatment of primary hippocampal neuronal cultures (14 days in vitro) with CCL11 resulted in activation of cyclin-dependent kinase 5 and glycogen synthase kinase-3β, associated with elevated tau phosphorylation at multiple sites...
November 23, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877121/the-indispensable-roles-of-microglia-and-astrocytes-during-brain-development
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REVIEW
Kitty Reemst, Stephen C Noctor, Paul J Lucassen, Elly M Hol
Glia are essential for brain functioning during development and in the adult brain. Here, we discuss the various roles of both microglia and astrocytes, and their interactions during brain development. Although both cells are fundamentally different in origin and function, they often affect the same developmental processes such as neuro-/gliogenesis, angiogenesis, axonal outgrowth, synaptogenesis and synaptic pruning. Due to their important instructive roles in these processes, dysfunction of microglia or astrocytes during brain development could contribute to neurodevelopmental disorders and potentially even late-onset neuropathology...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873013/neonatal-l-glutamine-modulates-anxiety-like-behavior-cortical-spreading-depression-and-microglial-immunoreactivity-analysis-in-developing-rats-suckled-on-normal-size-and-large-size-litters
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Denise Sandrelly Cavalcanti de Lima, Elian da Silva Francisco, Cássia Borges Lima, Rubem Carlos Araújo Guedes
In mammals, L-glutamine (Gln) can alter the glutamate-Gln cycle and consequently brain excitability. Here, we investigated in developing rats the effect of treatment with different doses of Gln on anxiety-like behavior, cortical spreading depression (CSD), and microglial activation expressed as Iba1-immunoreactivity. Wistar rats were suckled in litters with 9 and 15 pups (groups L 9 and L 15; respectively, normal size- and large size litters). From postnatal days (P) 7-27, the animals received Gln per gavage (250, 500 or 750 mg/kg/day), or vehicle (water), or no treatment (naive)...
November 21, 2016: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871670/convergence-of-sex-differences-and-the-neuroimmune-system-in-autism-spectrum-disorder
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REVIEW
Margaret M McCarthy, Christopher L Wright
The male bias in autism spectrum disorder incidence is among the most extreme of all neuropsychiatric disorders, yet the origins of the sex difference remain obscure. Developmentally, males are exposed to high levels of testosterone and its byproduct, estradiol. Together these steroids modify the course of brain development by altering neurogenesis, cell death, migration, differentiation, dendritic and axonal growth, synaptogenesis, and synaptic pruning, all of which can be deleteriously impacted during the course of developmental neuropsychiatric disorders...
October 11, 2016: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871289/inhibition-of-stat3-and-mapk-dependent-pge2-synthesis-ameliorates-phagocytosis-of-fibrillar-%C3%AE-amyloid-peptide-1-42-via-ep2-receptor-in-emf-stimulated-n9-microglial-cells
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Gen-Lin He, Zhen Luo, Ting-Ting Shen, Ping Li, Ju Yang, Xue Luo, Chun-Hai Chen, Peng Gao, Xue-Sen Yang
BACKGROUND: Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2)-involved neuroinflammatory processes are prevalent in several neurological conditions and diseases. Amyloid burden is correlated with the activation of E-prostanoid (EP) 2 receptors by PGE2 in Alzheimer's disease. We previously demonstrated that electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure can induce pro-inflammatory responses and the depression of phagocytosis in microglial cells, but the signaling pathways involved in phagocytosis of fibrillar β-amyloid (fAβ) in microglial cells exposed to EMF are poorly understood...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870428/-putative-sex-differences-in-neuroimmune-modulation-of-memory
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REVIEW
Natalie C Tronson, Katie M Collette
The neuroimmune system is significantly sexually dimorphic, with sex differences evident in the number and activation states of microglia, in the activation of astrocytes, and in cytokine release and function. Neuroimmune cells and signaling are now recognized as critical for many neural functions throughout the life span, including synaptic plasticity and memory function. Here we address the question of how cytokines, astrocytes, and microglia contribute to memory, and specifically how neuroimmune modulation of memory differentially affects males and females...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865907/differential-regulation-of-glial-reactions-in-the-central-facial-tract-and-the-facial-nucleus-after-facial-neurorrhaphy
#17
Tzu-Yin Yeh, Shang-Ming Wang, Guo-Fang Tseng, Pei-Hsin Liu
We previously reported that perineuronal astrocytic and microglial reactions are drastically upregulated in the facial nucleus after facial axotomy at the brain stem surface or the stylomastoid foramen. Furthermore, periaxonal astrocytic and microglial reactions develop retrogradely in the central facial tract which contains proximal facial axons in the brain stem. Because reconnection of interrupted peripheral nerve by microsurgical suture is a common clinical practice, the aim of this study was to investigate the spatiotemporal patterns of glial reactions in the central facial tract and the facial nucleus after facial neurorrhaphy...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865869/erk-potentiates-p38-in-central-sensitization-induced-by-traumatic-occlusion
#18
Lei Jing, Xiao-Dong Liu, Hong-Xu Yang, Mian Zhang, Ying Wang, Li Duan, Jing Zhang, Lei Lu, Ting Yang, Dong-Mei Wang, Liang-Wei Chen, Mei-Qing Wang
This study was to investigate the role of p38 activation via ERK1/2 phosphorylation in neurons and microglia of the spinal trigeminal subnucleus caudalis (Vc) in the promotion of orofacial hyperalgesia induced by unilateral anterior crossbite (UAC) traumatic occlusion in adult rats. U0126, a p-ERK1/2 inhibitor, was injected intracisternally before UAC implant. The effects of the U0126 injection were compared to those following the injection of SB203580, a p-p38 inhibitor. Mechanical hyperalgesia was evaluated via pressure pain threshold measurements...
November 16, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865851/pathological-%C3%AE-synuclein-exacerbates-the-progression-of-parkinson-s-disease-through-microglial-activation
#19
Qiu-Shuang Zhang, Yang Heng, Yu-He Yuan, Nai-Hong Chen
Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by α-synuclein accumulation, dopaminergic neuron loss and inflammation. α-Synuclein can be secreted by neurons and activate microglia to different degrees. Excessive microglial activation can increase the production of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interleukin-1-β (IL-1β), interleukin-6 (IL-6), interferon-γ (INF-γ), inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), reactive oxygen species (ROS) and nitric oxide (NO), and can also enhance microglial phagocytosis and migration as well as lymphocyte infiltration...
November 16, 2016: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864465/posttraumatic-therapeutic-hypothermia-alters-microglial-and-macrophage-polarization-toward-a-beneficial-phenotype
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Jessie S Truettner, Helen M Bramlett, W Dalton Dietrich
Posttraumatic inflammatory processes contribute to pathological and reparative processes observed after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Recent findings have emphasized that these divergent effects result from subsets of proinflammatory (M1) or anti-inflammatory (M2) microglia and macrophages. Therapeutic hypothermia has been tested in preclinical and clinical models of TBI to limit secondary injury mechanisms including proinflammatory processes. This study evaluated the effects of posttraumatic hypothermia (PTH) on phenotype patterns of microglia/macrophages...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
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