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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342244/gli2-rescues-delays-in-brain-development-induced-by-kif3a-dysfunction
#1
Jia-Long Chen, Chia-Hsiang Chang, Jin-Wu Tsai
The primary cilium in neural stem cells plays distinct roles in different stages during cortical development. Ciliary dysfunctions in human (i.e., ciliopathy) cause developmental defects in multiple organs, including brain developmental delays, which lead to intellectual disabilities and cognitive deficits. However, effective treatment to this devastating developmental disorder is still lacking. Here, we first investigated the effects of ciliopathy on neural stem cells by knocking down Kif3a, a kinesin II motor required for ciliogenesis, in the neurogenic stage of cortical development by in utero electroporation of mouse embryos...
January 12, 2018: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341112/conditionally-reprogrammed-cells-crc-methodology-does-not-allow-the-in-vitro-expansion-of-patient-derived-primary-and-metastatic-lung-cancer-cells
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Giovanni Sette, Valentina Salvati, Ilenia Giordani, Emanuela Pillozzi, Denise Quacquarini, Enrico Duranti, Francesca De Nicola, Matteo Pallocca, Maurizio Fanciulli, Mario Falchi, Roberto Pallini, Ruggero De Maria, Adriana Eramo
Availability of tumor and non-tumor patient-derived models would promote the development of more effective therapeutics for Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). Recently, conditionally reprogrammed cells (CRC) methodology demonstrated exceptional potential for the expansion of epithelial cells from patient tissues. However, the possibility to expand patient-derived lung cancer cells using CRC protocols is controversial. Here, we used CRC approach to expand cells from non-tumoral and tumor biopsies of patients with primary or metastatic NSCLC as well as pulmonary metastases of colorectal or breast cancers...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340168/evolution-of-the-vertebrate-neurocranium-problems-of-the-premandibular-domain-and-the%C3%A2-origin-of-the%C3%A2-trabecula
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Shigeru Kuratani, Per E Ahlberg
The subdivision of the gnathostome neurocranium into an anterior neural crest-derived moiety and a posterior mesodermal moiety has attracted the interest of researchers for nearly two centuries. We present a synthetic scenario for the evolution of this structure, uniting developmental data from living cyclostomes and gnathostomes with morphological data from fossil stem gnathostomes in a common phylogenetic framework. Ancestrally, vertebrates had an anteroposteriorly short forebrain, and the neurocranium was essentially mesodermal; skeletal structures derived from premandibular ectomesenchyme were mostly anterior to the brain and formed part of the visceral arch skeleton...
2018: Zoological Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338710/a-genetically-encoded-ca2-indicator-based-on-circularly-permutated-sea-anemone-red-fluorescent-protein-eqfp578
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Yi Shen, Hod Dana, Ahmed S Abdelfattah, Ronak Patel, Jamien Shea, Rosana S Molina, Bijal Rawal, Vladimir Rancic, Yu-Fen Chang, Lanshi Wu, Yingche Chen, Yong Qian, Matthew D Wiens, Nathan Hambleton, Klaus Ballanyi, Thomas E Hughes, Mikhail Drobizhev, Douglas S Kim, Minoru Koyama, Eric R Schreiter, Robert E Campbell
BACKGROUND: Genetically encoded calcium ion (Ca2+) indicators (GECIs) are indispensable tools for measuring Ca2+ dynamics and neuronal activities in vitro and in vivo. Red fluorescent protein (RFP)-based GECIs have inherent advantages relative to green fluorescent protein-based GECIs due to the longer wavelength light used for excitation. Longer wavelength light is associated with decreased phototoxicity and deeper penetration through tissue. Red GECI can also enable multicolor visualization with blue- or cyan-excitable fluorophores...
January 16, 2018: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338384/human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-preserve-adult-newborn-neurons-and-reduce-neurological-injury-after-cerebral-ischemia-by-reducing-the-number-of-hypertrophic-microglia-macrophages
#5
Willie Lin, Yogi Chang-Yo Hsuan, Mao-Tsun Lin, Ting-Wei Kuo, Cheng-Hsien Lin, Yu-Chin Su, Ko-Chi Niu, Ching-Ping Chang, Hung-Jung Lin
Microglia are the first source of a neuroinflammatory cascade, which seems to be involved in every phase of stroke-related neuronal damage. Two weeks after transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO), vehicle-treated rats displayed higher numbers of total ionized calcium-binding adaptor molecule 1 (Iba-1)-positive cells, greater cell body areas of Iba-1-positive cells, and higher numbers of hypertrophic Iba-1-positive cells (with a cell body area over 80 μm2) in the ipsilateral ischemic brain regions including the frontal cortex, striatum, and parietal cortex...
November 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338107/how-often-is-the-diagnosis-of-the-permanent-vegetative-state-incorrect-a-review-of-the-evidence
#6
Derick T Wade
BACKGROUND: Some research suggests that 40% of people in the vegetative state are misdiagnosed. This review investigates the frequency, nature and causes of reported misdiagnosis of patients in the vegetative state, focusing on the nature of the error. METHOD: A systematic review of all relevant literature, using references from key papers identified. Data summarised in tables. RESULTS: Five clinical studies of rate of misdiagnosis in practice were identified, encompassing 236 patients in the vegetative state of whom 80 (34%) were reclassified has having some awareness, often minimal...
January 16, 2018: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335606/conserved-properties-of-dentate-gyrus-neurogenesis-across-postnatal-development-revealed-by-single-cell-rna-sequencing
#7
Hannah Hochgerner, Amit Zeisel, Peter Lönnerberg, Sten Linnarsson
The dentate gyrus of the hippocampus is a brain region in which neurogenesis persists into adulthood; however, the relationship between developmental and adult dentate gyrus neurogenesis has not been examined in detail. Here we used single-cell RNA sequencing to reveal the molecular dynamics and diversity of dentate gyrus cell types in perinatal, juvenile, and adult mice. We found distinct quiescent and proliferating progenitor cell types, linked by transient intermediate states to neuroblast stages and fully mature granule cells...
January 15, 2018: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334825/the-influence-of-traumatic-axonal-injury-in-thalamus-and-brain-stem-on-level-of-consciousness-at-scene-or-admission-a-clinical-mri-study
#8
Hans Kristian Moe, Kent Gøran Moen, Toril Skandsen, Kjell Arne Kvistad, Steven Laureys, Asta Kristine Håberg, Anne Vik
The aim of this study was to investigate how traumatic axonal injury (TAI) lesions in the thalamus, basal ganglia and brain stem on clinical brain MRI are associated with level of consciousness in the acute phase in patients with moderate-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). 158 patients with moderate-severe TBI (7-70 years) with early 1.5T MRI (median 7 days, range 0-35) without mass lesion were prospectively included. Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) scores were registered before intubation or at admission. TAI lesions were identified in T2*gradient echo (GRE), fluid attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) and diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) scans...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333914/hybrid-pet-mri-imaging-in-healthy-unsedated-newborn-infants-with-quantitative-rcbf-measurements-using-15o-water-pet
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Julie B Andersen, Ulrich Lindberg, Oline V Olesen, Didier Benoit, Claes N Ladefoged, Henrik Bw Larsson, Liselotte Højgaard, Gorm Greisen, Ian Law
In this study, a new hybrid PET/MRI method for quantitative regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) measurements in healthy newborn infants was assessed and the low values of rCBF in white matter previously obtained by arterial spin labeling (ASL) were tested. Four healthy full-term newborn subjects were scanned in a PET/MRI scanner during natural sleep after median intravenous injection of 14 MBq 15O-water. Regional CBF was quantified using a one-tissue-compartment model employing an image-derived input function (IDIF) from the left ventricle...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332564/mesenchymal-stem-cell-therapy-in-intracerebral-haemorrhagic-stroke
#10
Gloria Bedini, Anna Bersano, Elisa R Zanier, Francesca Pischiutta, Eugenio A Parati
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) is a relatively common fatal disease, with an overall global incidence estimated at 24.6 per 100,000 person-years. Given the high degree of morbidity and mortality associated with ICH, therapies that may have neuroprotective effects are of increasing interest to clinicians. In this last context, cell therapies offer the promise of improving the disease course which cannot be addressed adequately by existing treatments. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review is to evaluate the protective effects and molecular mechanisms of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on haemorrhagic brain following ICH...
January 10, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332467/is-hippocampal-avoidance-during-whole-brain-radiotherapy-risky-for-patients-with-small-cell-lung-cancer-hippocampal-metastasis-rate-and-associated-risk-factors
#11
Esra Korkmaz Kirakli, Ozgur Oztekin
OBJECTIVES: Hippocampal avoidance during whole-brain radiotherapy is performed to prevent neural stem cell injury causing neurocognitive dysfunction. Nevertheless, the estimated risk of metastases in hippocampal avoidance area in small-cell lung cancer is unknown. The current study aimed to characterize the metastatic distribution within the brain relative to the hippocampus, estimate the incidence of hippocampal metastasis in patients with small-cell lung cancer, and identify clinical and radiographic variables that may be associated with the risk of hippocampal avoidance area metastasis...
December 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330809/analysis-of-hypoxia-and-the-hypoxic-response-in-tumor-xenografts
#12
Nuray Böğürcü, Sascha Seidel, Boyan K Garvalov, Till Acker
Solid tumors are often characterized by insufficient oxygen supply (hypoxia), as a result of inadequate vascularization, which cannot keep up with the rapid growth rate of the tumor. Tumor hypoxia is a negative prognostic and predictive factor and is associated with a more aggressive phenotype in various tumor entities. Activation of the hypoxic response in tumors, which is centered around the hypoxia-inducible transcription factors (HIFs), has been causally linked to neovascularization, increased radio- and chemoresistance, altered cell metabolism, genomic instability, increased metastatic potential, and tumor stem cell characteristics...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328867/glioma-stem-cell-niches-in-human-glioblastoma-are-periarteriolar
#13
Vashendriya V V Hira, Diana A Aderetti, Cornelis J F van Noorden
Survival of primary brain tumor (glioblastoma) patients is seriously hampered by glioma stem cells (GSCs) that are distinct therapy-resistant self-replicating pluripotent cancer cells. GSCs reside in GSC niches, which are specific protective microenvironments in glioblastoma tumors. We have recently found that GSC niches are hypoxic periarteriolar, whereas in most studies, GSC niches are identified as hypoxic perivascular. The aim of this review is to critically evaluate the literature on perivascular GSC niches to establish whether these are periarteriolar, pericapillary, perivenular, and/or perilymphatic...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328072/immunomodulatory-effect-of-cd200-positive-human-placenta-derived-stem-cells-in-the-early-phase-of-stroke
#14
TaeHo Kong, Ji-Min Park, Ji Hyon Jang, C-Yoon Kim, Sang-Hun Bae, Yuri Choi, Yun-Hwa Jeong, Chul Kim, Sung Woon Chang, Joopyung Kim, Jisook Moon
Human placenta amniotic membrane-derived mesenchymal stem cells (AMSCs) regulate immune responses, and this property can be exploited to treat stroke patients via cell therapy. We investigated the expression profile of AMSCs cultured under hypoxic conditions and observed interesting expression changes in various genes involved in immune regulation. CD200, an anti-inflammatory factor and positive regulator of TGF-β, was more highly expressed under hypoxic conditions than normoxic conditions. Furthermore, AMSCs exhibited inhibition of pro-inflammatory cytokine expression in co-cultures with LPS-primed BV2 microglia, and this effect was decreased in CD200-silenced AMSCs...
January 12, 2018: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328023/features-of-formation-of-collateral-circulation-in-patients-with-subclavian-steal-syndrome
#15
I Kopolovets, P Štefanič, V Rusyn, Š Tóth, V Mashura, P Berek
To date in patients with subclavian steal syndrome diagnosis is only grade of stenosis or localization of occlusion described. Authors recommend to take into account also type of a collateral compensation of cerebral circulation for selection of an optimal treatment The objective of the research was to study the features of formation of collateral circulation in patients with subclavian steal syndrome. The authors described changes in the direction of blood flow in the extracranial vessels of 42 patients with subclavian steal syndrome...
December 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328011/-is-there-quality-of-life-with-locked-in-syndrome
#16
S D Limburg, J Pols, M Limburg
A 57-year-old man developed a locked-in state due to a brain stem stroke. He communicated through eye movements. The team suggested treatment should be discontinued, as there was no perspective of improvement. The family was very upset because they experienced sufficient quality of life. We investigated what 'quality of life' means. The literature shows that severely ill and completely care-dependent patients may experience high quality of life; this is called the disability paradox. Patients and families evaluate quality of life by looking for positive things to live for...
2018: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327429/in-vivo-migration-of-endogenous-brain-progenitor-cells-guided-by-an-injectable-peptide-amphiphile-biomaterial
#17
Reza Motalleb, Eric J Berns, Piyush Patel, Julie Gold, Samuel I Stupp, H Georg Kuhn
Biomaterials hold great promise in helping the adult brain regenerate and rebuild after trauma. Peptide amphiphiles (PA) are highly versatile biomaterials, gelling and forming macromolecular structures when exposed to physiological levels of electrolytes. We are here reporting on the first ever in vivo use of self-assembling peptide amphiphile carrying a Tenascin-C signal (E2 Ten-C PA) for the re-direction of endogenous neuroblasts in the rodent brain. The PA forms highly aligned nanofibers, displaying the migratory sequence of Tenascin-C glycoprotein as epitope...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327201/allele-specific-biased-expression-of-the-cntn6-gene-in-ips-cell-derived-neurons-from-a-patient-with-intellectual-disability-and-3p26-3-microduplication-involving-the-cntn6-gene
#18
Maria M Gridina, Natalia M Matveeva, Veniamin S Fishman, Aleksei G Menzorov, Helen A Kizilova, Nikolay A Beregovoy, Igor I Kovrigin, Inna E Pristyazhnyuk, Igor P Oscorbin, Maxim L Filipenko, Anna A Kashevarova, Nikolay A Skryabin, Tatyana V Nikitina, Elena A Sazhenova, Ludmila P Nazarenko, Igor N Lebedev, Oleg L Serov
Copy number variations (CNVs) of the human CNTN6 gene caused by megabase-scale microdeletions or microduplications in the 3p26.3 region are often the cause of neurodevelopmental disorders, including intellectual disability and developmental delay. Surprisingly, patients with different copy numbers of this gene display notable overlapping of neuropsychiatric symptoms. The complexity of the study of human neuropathologies is associated with the inaccessibility of brain material. This problem can be overcome through the use of reprogramming technologies that permit the generation of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells from fibroblasts and their subsequent in vitro differentiation into neurons...
January 11, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326073/retinoic-acid-promotes-stem-cell-differentiation-and-embryonic-development-by-transcriptionally-activating-cftr
#19
Xiaofeng Li, Kin Lam Fok, Jinghui Guo, Yan Wang, Zhenqing Liu, Ziyi Chen, Chengdong Wang, Ye Chun Ruan, Sidney Siubun Yu, Hui Zhao, Ji Wu, Xiaohua Jiang, Hsiao Chang Chan
Retinoic acid (RA) plays a pivotal role in many cellular processes; however, the signaling mechanisms mediating the effect of RA are not fully understood. Here, we show that RA transcriptionally upregulates cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (Cftr) by promoting the direct binding of its receptor RARα to Cftr promoter in mouse spermatogonia and embryonic stem (ES) cells. The RA/CFTR pathway is involved in the differentiation of spermatogonia and organogenesis during the embryo development of Xenopus laevis...
January 8, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324888/transcription-factor-runx1-is-pro-neurogenic-in-adult-hippocampal-precursor-cells
#20
Hirokazu Fukui, Annette Rünker, Klaus Fabel, Frank Buchholz, Gerd Kempermann
Transcription factor Runx1 (Runt Related Transcription Factor 1), plays an important role in the differentiation of hematopoetic stem cells, angiogenesis and the development of nociceptive neurons. These known functions have in common that they relate to lineage decisions. We thus asked whether such role might also be found for Runx1 in adult hippocampal neurogenesis as a process, in which such decisions have to be regulated lifelong. Runx1 shows a widespread low expression in the adult mouse brain, not particularly prominent in the hippocampus and the resident neural precursor cells...
2018: PloS One
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