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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203202/plasma-exosomes-spread-and-cluster-around-%C3%AE-amyloid-plaques-in-an-animal-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Tingting Zheng, Jiali Pu, Yanxing Chen, Yanfang Mao, Zhangyu Guo, Hongyu Pan, Ling Zhang, Heng Zhang, Binggui Sun, Baorong Zhang
Exosomes, a type of extracellular vesicle, have been shown to be involved in many disorders, including Alzheimer's disease (AD). Exosomes may contribute to the spread of misfolded proteins such as amyloid-β (Aβ) and α-synuclein. However, the specific diffusion process of exosomes and their final destination in brain are still unclear. In the present study, we isolated exosomes from peripheral plasma and injected them into the hippocampus of an AD mouse model, and investigated exosome diffusion. We found that injected exosomes can spread from the dentate gyrus (DG) to other regions of hippocampus and to the cortex...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192129/optimized-solubilization-of-trizol-precipitated-protein-permits-western-blotting-analysis-to-maximize-data-available-from-brain-tissue
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Ashley M Kopec, Phillip D Rivera, Michael J Lacagnina, Richa Hanamsagar, Staci D Bilbo
BACKGROUND: Techniques simultaneously assessing multiple levels of molecular processing are appealing because molecular signaling underlying complex neural phenomena occurs at complementary levels. The TRIzol method isolates RNA and DNA, but protein retrieval is difficult due to inefficient solubilization of precipitated protein pellets. NEW METHOD: We optimized a protocol for the efficient solubilization of protein from TRIzol-precipitated brain tissue for Western blotting analysis, which was also more effective at directly homogenizing brain tissue than RIPA buffer...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185189/culture-transfection-and-immunocytochemical-analysis-of-primary-macrophages
#3
Charles A Warwick, Yuriy M Usachev
Macrophages are the primary phagocytes of the body and found in every tissue; often with tissue specific subtypes, e.g., microglia or Kupffer Cells. These cells are essential players in host defense, immune regulation, tissue repair, and homeostasis. Consistent with their diverse functions, macrophages display a remarkable level of plasticity and undergo rapid changes in morphology and activation state in response to environmental cues. Polarization of macrophages towards pro-inflammatory (classically activated or M1) or anti-inflammatory (alternatively activated or M2) activation states is highly dependent on their environment...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178617/shizukaol-b-an-active-sesquiterpene-from-chloranthus-henryi-attenuates-lps-induced-inflammatory-responses-in-bv2-microglial-cells
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Li-Long Pan, Peng Xu, Xiao-Ling Luo, Li-Jun Wang, Si-Yu Liu, Yi-Zhun Zhu, Jin-Feng Hu, Xin-Hua Liu
The objective of the current study was to evaluate the anti-inflammatory effects of shizukaol B, a lindenane-type dimeric sesquiterpene isolated from the whole plant of Chloranthus henryi, on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced activation of BV2 microglial cells in vitro. Our data showed that shizukaol B concentration-dependently suppressed expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), production of nitric oxide (NO), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), and interleukin-1β (IL-1β) in LPS-stimulated BV2 microglia...
February 5, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167258/protective-effect-of-nrf2-are-activator-isolated-from-green-perilla-leaves-on-dopaminergic-neuronal-loss-in-a-parkinson-s-disease-model
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Yuta Masaki, Yasuhiko Izumi, Atsuko Matsumura, Akinori Akaike, Toshiaki Kume
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by a selective loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra (SN), and oxidative stress is thought to contribute to the pathogenesis. The nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2)-antioxidant response element (ARE) pathway, which is a cellular defense system against oxidative stress, is a promising target for therapeutics aimed at reducing neuronal death in PD. Previously, we have isolated 2',3'-dihydroxy-4',6'-dimethoxychalcone (DDC) from green perilla leaves as an activator of the Nrf2-ARE pathway...
February 4, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163075/anti-inflammatory-pentacyclic-triterpenes-from-the-stems-of-euonymus-carnosus
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Jian Zhou, Xiao-Hua Wei, Fang-You Chen, Chuang-Jun Li, Jing-Zhi Yang, Jie Ma, Xiu-Qi Bao, Dan Zhang, Dong-Ming Zhang
Three new lupane-type triterpenoids (1-3), three new oleane-type triterpenoids (4-6), as well as two known compounds (7-8) were isolated from Euonymus carnosus. The structures of the compounds were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic data analyses, including UV, IR, MS, and NMR experiments. The inhibitory on LPS-induced NO production in microglia BV2 cells of compounds 1-8 were also evaluated. Compounds 1 and 2 showed moderate abilities to inhibit NO production, with IC50 values of 5.99 and 8.47μM, respectively...
February 2, 2017: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145126/bioactive-steroids-and-sorbicillinoids-isolated-from-the-endophytic-fungus-trichoderma-sp-xy24
#7
Jin-Lian Zhao, Min Zhang, Ji-Mei Liu, Zhen Tan, Ri-Dao Chen, Ke-Bo Xie, Jun-Gui Dai
A new steroid glucoside (1), along with nine known steroids (2-10) and four known sorbicillinoids (11-14), were isolated from the endophytic fungus Trichoderma sp. Xy24. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic data analyses and by comparison with reported data. Compounds 3, 5-7, 9, 10, and 13 exhibited significant inhibitory effects on HIV-1 virus with IC50 values ranging 1.9-9.3 μM; compounds 10, 13, and 14 showed potent inhibitory activity on LPS-induced NO production in BV2 microglia cells with inhibitory rates of 108...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092020/early-life-social-isolation-induced-depressive-like-behavior-in-rats-results-in-microglial-activation-and-neuronal-histone-methylation-that-are-mitigated-by-minocycline
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Hong-Tao Wang, Fu-Lian Huang, Zhao-Lan Hu, Wen-Juan Zhang, Xiao-Qing Qiao, Yan-Qing Huang, Ru-Ping Dai, Fang Li, Chang-Qi Li
Early-life stress is a potent risk factor for development of psychiatric conditions such as depression. The underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. Here, we used the early-life social isolation (ESI) model of early-life stress in rats to characterize development of depressive-like behavior, the role of microglia, levels of histone methylation, as well as expression of glutamate receptor subunits in the hippocampus. We found that depressive-like behavior was induced after ESI as determined by sucrose preference and forced swimming tests...
January 16, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089559/microglia-derived-neuregulin-expression-in-psychiatric-disorders
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Daisuke Ikawa, Manabu Makinodan, Keiko Iwata, Masahiro Ohgidani, Takahiro A Kato, Yasunori Yamashita, Kazuhiko Yamamuro, Sohei Kimoto, Michihiro Toritsuka, Takahira Yamauchi, Shin-Ichi Fukami, Hiroki Yoshino, Kazuki Okumura, Tatsuhide Tanaka, Akio Wanaka, Yuji Owada, Masatsugu Tsujii, Toshiro Sugiyama, Kenji Tsuchiya, Norio Mori, Ryota Hashimoto, Hideo Matsuzaki, Shigenobu Kanba, Toshifumi Kishimoto
Several studies have revealed that neuregulins (NRGs) are involved in brain function and psychiatric disorders. While NRGs have been regarded as neuron- or astrocyte-derived molecules, our research has revealed that microglia also express NRGs, levels of which are markedly increased in activated microglia. Previous studies have indicated that microglia are activated in the brains of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Therefore, we investigated microglial NRG mRNA expression in multiple lines of mice considered models of ASD...
January 10, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074397/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-secondary-metabolites-isolated-from-the-marine-derived-fungal-strain-penicillium-sp-sf-5629
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Nguyen Thi Thanh Ngan, Tran Hong Quang, Kwan-Woo Kim, Hye Jin Kim, Jae Hak Sohn, Dae Gill Kang, Ho Sub Lee, Youn-Chul Kim, Hyuncheol Oh
After the chemical investigation of the ethyl acetate extract of the marine-derived fungal strain Penicillium sp. SF-5629, the isolation and structural elucidation of eight secondary metabolites, including (3R,4S)-6,8-dihydroxy-3,4,7-trimethylisocoumarin (1), (3S,4S)-sclerotinin A (2), penicitrinone A (3), citrinin H1 (4), emodin (5), ω-hydroxyemodin (6), 8-hydroxy-6-methyl-9-oxo-9H-xanthene-1-carboxylate (7), and 3,8-dihydroxy-6-methyl-9-oxo-9H-xanthene-1-carboxylate (8) were carried out. Evaluation of the anti-inflammatory activity of these metabolites showed that 4 inhibited nitric oxide and prostaglandin E2 production in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated BV2 microglia, with IC50 values of 8...
January 10, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063055/isolation-of-microglia-and-immune-infiltrates-from-mouse-and-primate-central-nervous-system
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Thais F Galatro, Ilia D Vainchtein, Nieske Brouwer, Erik W G M Boddeke, Bart J L Eggen
Microglia are the innate immune cells of the central nervous system (CNS) and play an important role in the maintenance of tissue homeostasis, providing neural support and neuroprotection. Microglia constantly survey their environment and quickly respond to homeostatic perturbations. Microglia are increasingly implicated in neuropathological and neurodegenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and glioma progression. Here, we describe a detailed isolation protocol for microglia and immune infiltrates, optimized for large amounts of post mortem tissue from human and rhesus macaque, as well as smaller tissue amounts from mouse brain and spinal cord, that yield a highly purified microglia population (up to 98 % purity)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053038/large-soluble-oligomers-of-amyloid-%C3%AE-protein-from-alzheimer-brain-are-far-less-neuroactive-than-the-smaller-oligomers-to-which-they-dissociate
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Ting Yang, Shaomin Li, Huixin Xu, Dominic M Walsh, Dennis J Selkoe
: Soluble oligomers of amyloid β-protein (oAβ) isolated from the brains of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients have been shown experimentally (in the absence of amyloid plaques) to impair hippocampal synaptic plasticity, decrease synapses, induce tau hyperphosphorylation and neuritic dystrophy, activate microglial inflammation, and impair memory in normal adult rodents. Nevertheless, there has been controversy about what types of oligomers actually confer these AD-like phenotypes. Here, we show that the vast majority of soluble Aβ species obtained from brains of humans who died with confirmed AD elute at high molecular weight (HMW) on nondenaturing size-exclusion chromatography...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035965/anti-neuroinflammatory-ent-kaurane-diterpenoids-from-pteris-multifida-roots
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Jung Wha Kim, Ji Yeon Seo, Won Keun Oh, Sang Hyun Sung
Activated microglia are known to be a major source of cellular neuroinflammation which causes various neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease. In our continuing efforts to search for new bioactive phytochemicals against neuroinflammatory diseases, the 80% methanolic extract of Pteris multifida (Pteridaceae) roots was found to exhibit significant NO inhibitory activity in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-activated BV-2 microglia cells. Three new ent-kaurane diterpenoids, pterokaurane M₁ 2-O-β-d-glucopyranoside (4), 2β,16α-dihydroxy-ent-kaurane 2,16-di-O-β-d-glucopyranoside (10), and 2β,16α,17-trihydroxy-ent-kaurane 2-O-β-d-glucopyranoside (12), were isolated along with nine other known compounds from P...
December 26, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034294/probiotic-properties-of-lactobacillus-fermentum-strains-isolated-from-human-oral-samples-and-description-of-their-antibacterial-activity
#14
Virginia Fuochi, Giovanni Li Volti, Pio Maria Furneri
BACKGROUND: Gram positive bacteria produce peptides, defined bacteriocins which exhibit good antibacterial activity. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the ability of L. fermentum to produce bacteriocins having therefore, good probiotic features and finally, be safe towards microglial cells. METHOD: Eight wild strains, identified using molecular techniques, were investigated for the evaluation of resistance to bile salts, low pH, H2O2 production, biofilm formation, antibacterial activity and safety on microglia cells (BV2)...
29, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032996/suppression-of-lipopolysaccharide-induced-neuroinflammation-by-morin-via-mapk-pi3k-akt-and-pka-ho-1-signaling-pathway-modulation
#15
Ji-Sun Jung, Min-Ji Choi, Yu Young Lee, Byung-In Moon, Jin-Sun Park, Hee-Sun Kim
Morin is a flavonoid isolated from certain fruits and Chinese herbs and is known to possess various medicinal properties. In this study, we investigated the anti-inflammatory effects of morin on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced microglial activation, both in vitro and in vivo. We found that morin inhibited inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and pro-inflammatory cytokines in LPS-stimulated BV2 microglial cells. Furthermore, morin suppressed the microglial activation and cytokine expression in the brains of LPS-stimulated mice...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011393/astragaloside-iv-attenuates-cognitive-impairments-induced-by-transient-cerebral-ischemia-and-reperfusion-in-mice-via-anti-inflammatory-mechanisms
#16
Min Li, Hongyan Li, Fang Fang, Xueyang Deng, Shiping Ma
Astragaloside IV (AS-IV) is the main active component isolated from the traditional Chinese medicinal herb Astragalus membranaceus. Studies have demonstrated that AS-IV has neuroprotective effects in cerebral ischemic models. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of AS-IV on memory impairment induced by transient cerebral ischemia and reperfusion in mice, as well as the associated signaling mechanisms. Severe memory deficits were induced by bilateral common carotid artery occlusion (BCCAO) in mice as indicated in the Morris water maze test in this study...
February 3, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003864/virus-infections-on-prion-diseased-mice-exacerbate-inflammatory-microglial-response
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Nara Lins, Luiz Mourão, Nonata Trévia, Aline Passos, José Augusto Farias, Jarila Assunção, Amanda Quintairos, João Bento-Torres, Marcia Consentino Kronka Sosthenes, José Antonio Picanço Diniz, Pedro Fernando da Costa Vasconcelos, Cristovam Wanderley Picanço-Diniz
We investigated possible interaction between an arbovirus infection and the ME7 induced mice prion disease. C57BL/6, females, 6-week-old, were submitted to a bilateral intrahippocampal injection of ME7 prion strain (ME7) or normal brain homogenate (NBH). After injections, animals were organized into two groups: NBH (n = 26) and ME7 (n = 29). At 15th week after injections (wpi), animals were challenged intranasally with a suspension of Piry arbovirus 0.001% or with NBH. Behavioral changes in ME7 animals appeared in burrowing activity at 14 wpi...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003047/bioactive-isopimarane-diterpenoids-from-the-stems-of-euonymus-oblongifolius
#18
Fei Li, Jie Ma, Chuang-Jun Li, Jing-Zhi Yang, Dan Zhang, Xiao-Guang Chen, Dong-Ming Zhang
Seven isopimarane diterpenes and one abietane diterpene, together with six known sesquiterpene derivatives, were isolated from the stems of Euonymus oblongifolius. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic analyses, and the absolute configuration of euonymusisopimaric acid A was confirmed by single-crystal X-ray crystallographic analysis using anomalous scattering of Cu Kα radiation. All of the isolated compounds were evaluated for their ability to inhibit LPS-induced nitric oxide production in the murine microglia BV2 cell line, and for their cytotoxic activity against five human cancer cell lines...
March 2017: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936099/characterization-of-arginase-expression-in-glioma-associated-microglia-and-macrophages
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Ian Zhang, Darya Alizadeh, Junling Liang, Leying Zhang, Hang Gao, Yanyan Song, Hui Ren, Mao Ouyang, Xiwei Wu, Massimo D'Apuzzo, Behnam Badie
Microglia (MG) and macrophages (MPs) represent a significant component of the inflammatory response to gliomas. When activated, MG/MP release a variety of pro-inflammatory cytokines, however, they also secrete anti-inflammatory factors that limit their cytotoxic function. The balance between pro and anti-inflammatory functions dictates their antitumor activity. To evaluate potential variations in MG and MP function in gliomas, we isolated these cells (and other Gr1+ cells) from intracranial GL261 murine gliomas by FACS and evaluated their gene expression profiles by microarray analysis...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932954/neuronal-release-of-cytokine-il-3-triggered-by-mechanosensitive-autostimulation-of-the-p2x7-receptor-is-neuroprotective
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Jason C Lim, Wennan Lu, Jonathan M Beckel, Claire H Mitchell
Mechanical strain due to increased pressure or swelling activates inflammatory responses in many neural systems. As cytokines and chemokine messengers lead to both pro-inflammatory and neuroprotective actions, understanding the signaling patterns triggered by mechanical stress may help improve overall outcomes. While cytokine signaling in neural systems is often associated with glial cells like astrocytes and microglia, the contribution of neurons themselves to the cytokine response is underappreciated and has bearing on any balanced response...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
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