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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881869/netrin-1-induced-stem-cell-bioactivity-contributes-to-the-regeneration-of-injured-tissues-via-the-lipid-raft-dependent-integrin-%C3%AE-6%C3%AE-4-signaling-pathway
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Soo Sang Lee, Sei-Jung Lee, Sang Hun Lee, Jung Min Ryu, Hyeon Su Lim, Jun Sung Kim, Eun Ju Song, Young Hyun Jung, Hyun Jik Lee, Chung Hun Kim, Ho Jae Han
Netrin-1 (Ntn-1) is a multifunctional neuronal signaling molecule; however, its physiological significance, which improves the tissue-regeneration capacity of stem cells, has not been characterized. In the present study, we investigate the mechanism by which Ntn-1 promotes the proliferation of hUCB-MSCs with regard to the regeneration of injured tissues. We found that Ntn-1 induces the proliferation of hUCB-MSCs mainly via Inα6β4 coupled with c-Src. Ntn-1 induced the recruitment of NADPH oxidases and Rac1 into membrane lipid rafts to facilitate ROS production...
November 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867348/better-targeting-better-efficiency-for-wide-scale-neuronal-transduction-with-the-synapsin-promoter-and-aav-php-b
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Kasey L Jackson, Robert D Dayton, Benjamin E Deverman, Ronald L Klein
Widespread genetic modification of cells in the central nervous system (CNS) with a viral vector has become possible and increasingly more efficient. We previously applied an AAV9 vector with the cytomegalovirus/chicken beta-actin (CBA) hybrid promoter and achieved wide-scale CNS transduction in neonatal and adult rats. However, this method transduces a variety of tissues in addition to the CNS. Thus we studied intravenous AAV9 gene transfer with a synapsin promoter to better target the neurons. We noted in systematic comparisons that the synapsin promoter drives lower level expression than does the CBA promoter...
2016: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843073/off-target-effect-of-sildenafil-on-postsurgical-erectile-dysfunction-alternate-pathways-and-localized-delivery-system
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Amirali Salmasi, Geun Taek Lee, Neal Patel, Ritu Goyal, Michael Dinizo, Young Suk Kwon, Part K Modi, Izak Faiena, Nara Lee, Johanna L Hannan, Joachim Kohn, Isaac Yi Kim
INTRODUCTION: There is no consensus on the best oral phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor (PDE5I) for patients undergoing penile rehabilitation after surgical nerve injury. AIM: To determine the mechanism of PDE5I on cultured neuronal cells and the effectiveness of local drug delivery using nanospheres (NSPs) to sites of nerve injury in a rat model of bilateral cavernous nerve injury (BCNI). METHODS: The effects of sildenafil, tadalafil, and vardenafil on cyclic adenosine monophosphate, cyclic guanosine monophosphate, and cell survival after exposure to hypoxia and H2O2 were measured in PC12, SH-SY5Y, and NTERA-2 (NT2) cell cultures...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825441/neurotrophin-signaling-is-required-for-glucose-induced-insulin-secretion
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Jessica Houtz, Philip Borden, Alexis Ceasrine, Liliana Minichiello, Rejji Kuruvilla
Insulin secretion by pancreatic islet β cells is critical for glucose homeostasis, and a blunted β cell secretory response is an early deficit in type 2 diabetes. Here, we uncover a regulatory mechanism by which glucose recruits vascular-derived neurotrophins to control insulin secretion. Nerve growth factor (NGF), a classical trophic factor for nerve cells, is expressed in pancreatic vasculature while its TrkA receptor is localized to islet β cells. High glucose rapidly enhances NGF secretion and increases TrkA phosphorylation in mouse and human islets...
November 7, 2016: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756615/cytoskeletal-dynamics-during-in-vitro-neurogenesis-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-ipscs
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Claudia Compagnucci, Emanuela Piermarini, Antonella Sferra, Rossella Borghi, Alessia Niceforo, Stefania Petrini, Fiorella Piemonte, Enrico Bertini
Patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) provide a novel tool to investigate the pathophysiology of poorly known diseases, in particular those affecting the nervous system, which has been difficult to study for its lack of accessibility. In this emerging and promising field, recent iPSCs studies are mostly used as "proof-of-principle" experiments that are confirmatory of previous findings obtained from animal models and postmortem human studies; its promise as a discovery tool is just beginning to be realized...
December 2016: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725917/human-somatic-cells-acquire-the-plasticity-to-generate-embryoid-like-metamorphosis-via-the-actin-cytoskeleton-in-injured-tissues
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Jairo A Diaz, Mauricio F Murillo, Jhonan A Mendoza, Ana M Barreto, Lina S Poveda, Lina K Sanchez, Laura C Poveda, Katherine T Mora
Emergent biological responses develop via unknown processes dependent on physical collision. In hypoxia, when the tissue architecture collapses but the geometric core is stable, actin cytoskeleton filament components emerge, revealing a hidden internal order that identifies how each molecule is reassembled into the original mold, using one common connection, i.e., a fractal self-similarity that guides the system from the beginning in reverse metamorphosis, with spontaneous self-assembly of past forms that mimics an embryoid phenotype...
2016: American Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720798/blast-waves-from-detonated-military-explosive-reduce-glur1-and-synaptophysin-levels-in-hippocampal-slice-cultures
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Marquitta Smith, Thuvan Piehler, Richard Benjamin, Karen L Farizatto, Morgan C Pait, Michael F Almeida, Vladimir V Ghukasyan, Ben A Bahr
Explosives create shockwaves that cause blast-induced neurotrauma, one of the most common types of traumatic brain injury (TBI) linked to military service. Blast-induced TBIs are often associated with reduced cognitive and behavioral functions due to a variety of factors. To study the direct effects of military explosive blasts on brain tissue, we removed systemic factors by utilizing rat hippocampal slice cultures. The long-term slice cultures were briefly sealed air-tight in serum-free medium, lowered into a 37°C water-filled tank, and small 1...
October 5, 2016: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27645771/pak1-regulates-inhibitory-synaptic-function-via-a-novel-mechanism-mediated-by-endocannabinoids
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Shuting Xia, Zikai Zhou, Zhengping Jia
The Rho family small GTPases and their effectors, including PAKs, are extensively studied in the context of the actin cytoskeleton, excitatory synaptic function, spine morphology and memory formation. However, their roles in inhibitory synaptic function remain poorly understood. We have recently shown that PAK1 is a potent regulator of GABAergic synaptic transmission. Thus, disruption of PAK1 leads to significant impairments in inhibitory postsynaptic currents which are manifested as reduced GABA presynaptic releases...
September 20, 2016: Small GTPases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27524794/alzheimer-related-decrease-in-cyfip2-links-amyloid-production-to-tau-hyperphosphorylation-and-memory-loss
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Sachin Suresh Tiwari, Keiko Mizuno, Anshua Ghosh, Wajeeha Aziz, Claire Troakes, Jason Daoud, Vidushi Golash, Wendy Noble, Tibor Hortobágyi, Karl Peter Giese
Characteristic features of Alzheimer's disease are memory loss, plaques resulting from abnormal processing of amyloid precursor protein (APP), and presence of neurofibrillary tangles and dystrophic neurites containing hyperphosphorylated tau. Currently, it is not known what links these abnormalities together. Cytoplasmic FMR1 interacting protein 2 (CYFIP2) has been suggested to regulate mRNA translation at synapses and this may include local synthesis of APP and alpha-calcium/calmodulin-dependent kinase II, a kinase that can phosphorylate tau...
October 2016: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27510430/trpv4-regulates-calcium-homeostasis-cytoskeletal-remodeling-conventional-outflow-and-intraocular-pressure-in-the-mammalian-eye
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Daniel A Ryskamp, Amber M Frye, Tam T T Phuong, Oleg Yarishkin, Andrew O Jo, Yong Xu, Monika Lakk, Anthony Iuso, Sarah N Redmon, Balamurali Ambati, Gregory Hageman, Glenn D Prestwich, Karen Y Torrejon, David Križaj
An intractable challenge in glaucoma treatment has been to identify druggable targets within the conventional aqueous humor outflow pathway, which is thought to be regulated/dysregulated by elusive mechanosensitive protein(s). Here, biochemical and functional analyses localized the putative mechanosensitive cation channel TRPV4 to the plasma membrane of primary and immortalized human TM (hTM) cells, and to human and mouse TM tissue. Selective TRPV4 agonists and substrate stretch evoked TRPV4-dependent cation/Ca(2+) influx, thickening of F-actin stress fibers and reinforcement of focal adhesion contacts...
2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27401056/metastasis-suppressor-1-regulates-neurite-outgrowth-in-primary-neuron-cultures
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Juan Yu, Shuyun Lin, Mei Wang, Lijun Liang, Zijiao Zou, Xinfeng Zhou, Meichi Wang, Ping Chen, Ying Wang
Metastasis suppressor 1 (MTSS1) or missing in metastasis (MIM) is an actin- and membrane-binding protein with tumor suppressor functions. MTSS1 is important for cell morphology, motility, metastasis. The role of MTSS1 in cell morphology has been widely investigated in non-neuronal tissues; however the role of MTSS1 in neurite outgrowth remains unclear. Here we investigated the effect of MTSS1 on neurite outgrowth in primary cerebellar granule and hippocampal neurons of mouse. We found that overexpression of MTSS1 in cerebellar granule neurons significantly enhanced dendrite elaboration but inhibited axon elongation...
October 1, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27381259/impaired-neurodevelopment-by-the-low-complexity-domain-of-cpeb4-reveals-a-convergent-pathway-with-neurodegeneration
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Jihae Shin, Johnny S Salameh, Joel D Richter
CPEB4 is an RNA binding protein expressed in neuronal tissues including brain and spinal cord. CPEB4 has two domains: one that is structured for RNA binding and one that is unstructured and low complexity that has no known function. Unstructured low complexity domains (LCDs) in proteins are often found in RNA-binding proteins and have been implicated in motor neuron degenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, indicating that these regions mediate normal RNA processing as well as pathological events...
2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27350290/therapeutic-effects-of-the-rho-gtpase-modulator-cnf1-in-a-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Marco Musilli, Maria Teresa Ciotti, Massimo Pieri, Assunta Martino, Sonia Borrelli, Vincenzo Dinallo, Giovanni Diana
Recent evidence suggests an early involvement of dopaminergic (DA) processes and terminals in Parkinson's disease (PD). The arborization of neurons depends on the actin cytoskeleton, which in turn is regulated by small GTPases of the Rho family, encompassing Rho, Rac and Cdc42 subfamilies. Indeed, some reports point to a role for Rac and Cdc42 signaling in the pathophysiology of inherited parkinsonisms. We thus investigated the potential therapeutic effect of the modulation of cerebral Rho GTPases in PD. Cytotoxic necrotizing factor 1 (CNF1), a 114 kDa protein toxin produced by Escherichia coli, permanently activates RhoA, Rac1 and Cdc42 in intact cells...
October 2016: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27322249/preparation-and-characterization-of-a-polyclonal-antibody-against-human-actin-filament-associated-protein-120-kd
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Yujian Chen, Yong Liu, Jiayu Guo, Tao Tang, Jian Gao, Tao Huang, Bin Wang, Shaojun Liu
Actin filament-associated protein-120kD (AFAP-120) is an alternatively spliced isoform of actin filament-associated protein-110kD (AFAP-110) and contains an additional neuronal insert (NINS) fragment in addition to identical domains to the AFAP-110. Unlike AFAP-110 widely expressed in tissues, AFAP-120 is specifically expressed in the nervous system and plays a role in organizing dynamic actin structures during neuronal differentiation. However, anti-AFAP-120 antibody is still commercially unavailable, and this may hinder the function research for AFAP-120...
2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27310657/atypical-granular-cell-tumor-in-the-maxilla-the-first-report-of-primary-intraosseous-granular-cell-tumor
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Kyu-Young Oh, Kyung-Rim Kang, Hye-Jung Yoon, Jae-Il Lee, Sam-Pyo Hong, Seong-Doo Hong
BACKGROUND: Granular cell tumor (GCT) is a benign soft tissue tumor of neural origin and is characterized by eosinophilic granular cells showing positivity for neuronal markers. Herein, we report the first case of primary intraosseous GCT arising in the maxilla of an adolescent girl. METHODS AND RESULTS: A 16-year-old female patient presented with palatal swelling. Radiographic findings revealed a well-defined radiolucent lesion centrally located in the right maxilla...
August 2016: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27280719/connexin43-forms-supramolecular-complexes-through-non-overlapping-binding-sites-for-drebrin-tubulin-and-zo-1
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Cinzia Ambrosi, Cynthia Ren, Gaelle Spagnol, Gabriel Cavin, Angela Cone, Elena E Grintsevich, Gina E Sosinsky, Paul L Sorgen
Gap junctions are membrane specialization domains identified in most tissue types where cells abut each other. The connexin channels found in these membrane domains are conduits for direct cell-to-cell transfer of ions and molecules. Connexin43 (Cx43) is the most ubiquitous connexin, with critical roles in heart, skin, and brain. Several studies described the interaction between Cx43 and the cytoskeleton involving the actin binding proteins Zonula occludens (ZO-1) and drebrin, as well as with tubulin. However, a direct interaction has not been identified between drebrin and Cx43...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27273096/augmented-noncanonical-bmp-type-ii-receptor-signaling-mediates-the-synaptic-abnormality-of-fragile-x-syndrome
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Risa Kashima, Sougata Roy, Manuel Ascano, Veronica Martinez-Cerdeno, Jeanelle Ariza-Torres, Sunghwan Kim, Justin Louie, Yao Lu, Patricio Leyton, Kenneth D Bloch, Thomas B Kornberg, Paul J Hagerman, Randi Hagerman, Giorgio Lagna, Akiko Hata
Epigenetic silencing of fragile X mental retardation 1 (FMR1) causes fragile X syndrome (FXS), a common inherited form of intellectual disability and autism. FXS correlates with abnormal synapse and dendritic spine development, but the molecular link between the absence of the FMR1 product FMRP, an RNA binding protein, and the neuropathology is unclear. We found that the messenger RNA encoding bone morphogenetic protein type II receptor (BMPR2) is a target of FMRP. Depletion of FMRP increased BMPR2 abundance, especially that of the full-length isoform that bound and activated LIM domain kinase 1 (LIMK1), a component of the noncanonical BMP signal transduction pathway that stimulates actin reorganization to promote neurite outgrowth and synapse formation...
2016: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27269634/simulated-microgravity-disrupts-cytoskeleton-organization-and-increases-apoptosis-of-rat-neural-crest-stem-cells-via-upregulating-cxcr4-expression-and-rhoa-rock1-p38-mapk-p53-signaling
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Shing-Chen Lin, Guo-Hau Gou, Ching-Wu Hsia, Cheng-Wen Ho, Kun-Lun Huang, Yung-Fu Wu, Shih-Yu Lee, Yi-Hui Chen
Neural crest stem cells (NCSCs) are a population of multipotent stem cells that are distributed broadly in many tissues and organs and are capable of differentiating into a variety of cell types that are dispersed throughout three germ layers. We are interested in studying the effects of simulated microgravity on the survival and self-renewal of NCSCs. NCSCs extracted from the hair follicle bulge region of the rat whisker pad were cultured in vitro, respectively, in a 2D adherent environment and a 3D suspension environment using the rotatory cell culture system (RCCS) to simulate microgravity...
August 1, 2016: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27259918/helios-%C3%A2-gene-gun-mediated-transfection-of-the-inner-ear-sensory-epithelium-recent-updates
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Inna A Belyantseva
The transfection of vertebrate inner ear hair cells has proven to be challenging. Therefore, many laboratories attempt to use and improve different transfection methods. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages. A particular researcher's skills in addition to available equipment and the type of experiment (in vivo or in vitro) likely determine the transfection method of choice. Biolistic delivery of exogenous DNA, mRNA, or siRNA, also known as Helios(®) Gene Gun-mediated transfection, uses the mechanical energy of compressed helium gas to bombard tissue with micron- or submicron-sized DNA or RNA-coated gold particles, which can penetrate and transfect cells in vitro or in vivo...
2016: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27240982/a-conditional-orco-requirement-in-the-somatic-cyst-cells-for-maintaining-spermatids-in-a-tight-bundle-in-drosophila-testis
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Pankaj Dubey, Prakash Joti, Krishanu Ray
Odorant receptors (OR) heterodimerizes with the OR co-receptor (Orco), forming specific odorant-gated cation channels, which are key to odor reception at the olfactory sensory neurons (OSN). Mammalian ORs are expressed in many other tissues, including testis. However, their biological implications are yet to be fully ascertained. In the mosquito, Orco is localized along the sperm tail and is indicated to maintain fidelity. Here, we show that orco expresses in Drosophila testis. The levels are higher in the somatic cyst cells...
June 2016: Journal of Biosciences
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