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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786763/mir-124-promotes-proliferation-and-neural-differentiation-of-neural-stem-cells-through-targeting-dact1-and-activating-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathways
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Shujie Jiao, Yaling Liu, Yaobing Yao, Junfang Teng
Neural stem cells (NSCs) are multipotent and undifferentiated cells with the potential to differentiate into neuronal lineages and gliocytes. NSCs have the ability to generate and regenerate the brain, indicating the possibility of cell-based therapies for neurological disorders. miR-124 has been demonstrated as a modulator in the survival, expansion, and differentiation of NSCs. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms of miR-124 in NSC development are still far from being understood. The expressions of miR-124, dishevelled binding antagonist of beta-catenin 1 (DACT1), ki-67, Nestin, β-tubulin III, glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), β-catenin, cyclinD1, and glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β) were examined by qRT-PCR or western blot...
May 21, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786559/three-dimensional-bioprinting-of-stem-cell-derived-tissues-for-human-regenerative-medicine
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REVIEW
Gregor Skeldon, Baltasar Lucendo-Villarin, Wenmiao Shu
Stem cell technology in regenerative medicine has the potential to provide an unlimited supply of cells for drug testing, medical transplantation and academic research. In order to engineer a realistic tissue model using stem cells as an alternative to human tissue, it is essential to create artificial stem cell microenvironment or niches. Three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting is a promising tissue engineering field that offers new opportunities to precisely place stem cells within their niches layer-by-layer...
July 5, 2018: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786486/one-year-retention-of-gadolinium-in-the-brain-comparison-of-gadodiamide-and-gadoterate-meglumine-in-a-rodent-model
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Philippe Robert, Stefanie Fingerhut, Cécile Factor, Véronique Vives, Justine Letien, Michael Sperling, Marlène Rasschaert, Robin Santus, Sébastien Ballet, Jean-Marc Idée, Claire Corot, Uwe Karst
Purpose To compare the long-term brain elimination kinetics and gadolinium species in healthy rats after repeated injections of the contrast agents gadodiamide (a linear contrast agent) or gadoterate (a macrocyclic contrast agent). Materials and Methods Nine-week-old rats received five doses of 2.4 mmol gadolinium per kilogram of body weight over 5 weeks and were followed for 12 months with T1-weighted MRI (n = 140 rats, corresponding to seven time points, two contrast agents, and 10 rats per group). Animals were sacrificed at 1 week, 1 month, and 2, 3, 4, 5, and 12 months after the last injection...
May 17, 2018: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786481/rat-cranial-bone-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cell-transplantation-promotes-functional-recovery-in-ischemic-stroke-model-rats
#4
Masaru Abiko, Takafumi Mitsuhara, Takahito Okazaki, Takeshi Imura, Kei Nakagawa, Takashi Otsuka, Jumpei Oshita, Masaaki Takeda, Yumi Kawahara, Louis Yuge, Kaoru Kurisu
The functional disorders caused by central nervous system (CNS) diseases, such as ischemic stroke, are clinically incurable and current treatments have limited effects. Previous studies suggested that cell-based therapy using mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) exerts therapeutic effects for ischemic stroke. In addition, the characteristics of MSCs may depend on their sources. Among the derived tissues of MSCs, we have focused on cranial bones originating from the neural crest. We previously demonstrated that the neurogenic potential of human cranial bone-derived MSCs (cMSCs) was higher than that of human iliac bone-derived MSCs...
May 22, 2018: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782989/nadph-oxidase-2-deletion-enhances-neurogenesis-following-traumatic-brain-injury
#5
Jing Wang, Merry W Ma, Krishnan M Dhandapani, Darrell W Brann
The NADPH oxidase (NOX) enzyme family is a major source of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and contributor to the secondary pathology underlying traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, little is known about how NOX-derived ROS influences the proliferation and cell-fate determination of neural stem/progenitor cells (NSCs/NPCs) following TBI. In the current study, we found that deletion of NOX2 (NOX2-KO) significantly decreases the population of radial glia-like NSCs and neuroblasts but maintains the population of non-radial Sox2 expressing stem cells under physiological (non-injury) conditions...
May 18, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780259/delivery-of-bevacizumab-by-intracranial-injection-assessment-in-glioma-model
#6
Yu-Xiao Liu, Wen-Jia Liu, Hui-Ru Zhang, Zhi-Wen Zhang
Background: Many reports have indicated that the intravenous administration of bevacizumab produces a number of systemic side effects. Therefore, we investigated the therapeutic effects of intratumoral bevacizumab administration using a glioma animal model. Methods: The glioma cell lines U251 and U87 that carried luciferase were implanted into the brains of mice to develop glioma models. Glioma-bearing mice were treated with bevacizumab intravenously or intratumorally by Alzet micro-osmotic pumps, and the survival time of mice was monitored...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780042/long-term-culture-of-human-ips-cell-derived-telencephalic-neuron-aggregates-on-collagen-gel
#7
Hiroshi Oyama, Koji Takahashi, Yoshikazu Tanaka, Hiroshi Takemoto, Hisashi Haga
It takes several months to form the 3-dimensional morphology of the human embryonic brain. Therefore, establishing a long-term culture method for neuronal tissues derived from human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells is very important for studying human brain development. However, it is difficult to keep primary neurons alive for more than 3 weeks in culture. Moreover, long-term adherent culture to maintain the morphology of telencephalic neuron aggregates induced from human iPS cells is also difficult. Although collagen gel has been widely used to support long-term culture of cells, it is not clear whether human iPS cell-derived neuron aggregates can be cultured for long periods on this substrate...
2018: Cell Structure and Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779941/the-epigenetic-state-of-prdm16-regulated-enhancers-in-radial-glia-controls-cortical-neuron-position
#8
José-Manuel Baizabal, Meeta Mistry, Miguel Turrero García, Nicolás Gómez, Olubusola Olukoya, Diana Tran, Matthew B Johnson, Christopher A Walsh, Corey C Harwell
The epigenetic landscape is dynamically remodeled during neurogenesis. However, it is not understood how chromatin modifications in neural stem cells instruct the formation of complex structures in the brain. We report that the histone methyltransferase PRDM16 is required in radial glia to regulate lineage-autonomous and stage-specific gene expression programs that control number and position of upper layer cortical projection neurons. PRDM16 regulates the epigenetic state of transcriptional enhancers to activate genes involved in intermediate progenitor cell production and repress genes involved in cell migration...
May 15, 2018: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778976/developing-two-reference-control-samples-for-the-indian-population
#9
Shruti Iyer, Priyanka Bhatia, Mahendra Rao, Odity Mukherjee
Human induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (HiPSCs) have immense potential in research and therapeutics. Under the aegis of Department of Biotechnology funded national program entitled, "The Accelerator program for Discovery in Brain Disorders using Stem Cells (ADBS)" we have established a HiPSC biorepository (https://www.ncbs.res.in/adbs/bio-repository) with an objective to study severe mental illness. The repository comprises of HiPSC lines derived from healthy control donors and individuals with life time diagnosis of severe mental illness from dense families...
May 12, 2018: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777182/a-glial-blueprint-for-gliomagenesis
#10
REVIEW
Dylan Laug, Stacey M Glasgow, Benjamin Deneen
Gliomas are heterogeneous tumours derived from glial cells and remain the deadliest form of brain cancer. Although the glioma stem cell sits at the apex of the cellular hierarchy, how it produces the vast cellular constituency associated with frank glioma remains poorly defined. We explore glioma tumorigenesis through the lens of glial development, starting with the neurogenic-gliogenic switch and progressing through oligodendrocyte and astrocyte differentiation. Beginning with the factors that influence normal glial linage progression and diversity, a pattern emerges that has useful parallels in the development of glioma and may ultimately provide targetable pathways for much-needed new therapeutics...
May 18, 2018: Nature Reviews. Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776835/the-combination-of-mannitol-and-temozolomide-increases-the-effectiveness-of-stem-cell-treatment-in-a-chronic-stroke-model
#11
Chunggab Choi, Hye Min Kim, Jeeheun Shon, Jiae Park, Hyeong-Taek Kim, Suk Ho Kang, Seung-Hun Oh, Nam Keun Kim, Ok Joon Kim
BACKGROUND: The blood-brain barrier (BBB) presents a significant challenge to the therapeutic efficacy of stem cells in chronic stroke. Various methods have been developed to increase BBB permeability, but these are associated with adverse effects and are, therefore, not clinically applicable. We recently identified that combination drug treatment of mannitol and temozolomide improved BBB permeability in vitro. Here, we investigated whether this combination could increase the effectiveness of stem cell treatment in an animal model of chronic ischemic stroke...
May 15, 2018: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775011/-hyper-ige-syndromes
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REVIEW
Y Y He, B Liu, X P Xiao
A hyper-IgE syndrome is a rare immunodeficiesncy disease, often accompanied by high serum IgE. It often characterized by facial features, repeated skin infections, eczema and pulmonary infection, including autosomal dominant HIES (AD-HIES) and autosomal recessive HIES (AR-HIES). AR-HIES is caused by mutations in STAT3, which is presented as connective tissue, bone, vascular disease, and high brain white matter signal. AD-HIES is mainly caused by mutations in DOCK8 and TYK2, which is presented as severe viral infection and poor prognosis...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774132/natural-products-a-hope-for-glioblastoma-patients
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REVIEW
Raghupathy Vengoji, Muzafar A Macha, Surinder K Batra, Nicole A Shonka
Glioblastoma (GBM) is one of the most aggressive malignant tumors with an overall dismal survival averaging one year despite multimodality therapeutic interventions including surgery, radiotherapy and concomitant and adjuvant chemotherapy. Few drugs are FDA approved for GBM, and the addition of temozolomide (TMZ) to standard therapy increases the median survival by only 2.5 months. Targeted therapy appeared promising in in vitro monolayer cultures, but disappointed in preclinical and clinical trials, partly due to the poor penetration of drugs through the blood brain barrier (BBB)...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773872/computational-identification-of-specific-genes-for-glioblastoma-stem-like-cells-identity
#14
Giulia Fiscon, Federica Conte, Valerio Licursi, Sergio Nasi, Paola Paci
Glioblastoma, the most malignant brain cancer, contains self-renewing, stem-like cells that sustain tumor growth and therapeutic resistance. Identifying genes promoting stem-like cell differentiation might unveil targets for novel treatments. To detect them, here we apply SWIM - a software able to unveil genes (named switch genes) involved in drastic changes of cell phenotype - to public datasets of gene expression profiles from human glioblastoma cells. By analyzing matched pairs of stem-like and differentiated glioblastoma cells, SWIM identified 336 switch genes, potentially involved in the transition from stem-like to differentiated state...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773298/veno-venous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-bridged-living-donor-lung-transplantation-for-rapid-progressive-respiratory-failure-with-pleuroparenchymal-fibroelastosis-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#15
Ayako Shimada, Jiro Terada, Kenji Tsushima, Yoshihisa Tateishi, Ryuzo Abe, Shigeto Oda, Motomu Kobayashi, Masaomi Yamane, Takahiro Oto, Koichiro Tatsumi
Cases of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) bridged lung transplantation (LTx) are rare in Japan because an allocation system to prioritize patients based on urgency remains to be established. For critically ill patients who cannot wait for a brain-dead donor LTx, ECMO bridge to living-donor LTx may be the only practical option. A 21-year-old woman with pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation was admitted to our hospital with rapidly progressive respiratory failure...
May 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772999/pharmacological-evaluation-of-novel-flavone-from-morus-alba-in-pentylenetetrazole-induced-kindling-and-oxidative-stress
#16
Bin Wang, Gaurav Gupta, Mahaveer Singh, Kasturi Vishwanatha Setty Veerabhadrappa, Anurag Mishra, Gopala Krishna Chinnaboina
The present study was designed to explore the effect of chronic administration of a new flavone [morusflavone, 5,7,4'-trihydroxy-8-(γ,γ-dimethylallyl)-2',3'-(10'-hydroxy-9',10'-dimethyl-cyclohex-8-enyl)-flavone (compound 1)] at doses of 25, 50, and 100 mg/kg, orally (p.o.) to pentylenetetrazole-induced kindling in rats (a model of human epilepsy). Compound 1 and four other compounds were isolated from the stem bark of Morus alba. The structure of compound 1 was elucidated and established using standard spectroscopic techniques, and malondialdehyde (MDA) and glutathione (GSH) were estimated as oxidative markers in brain tissues of rodents...
2018: Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769670/new-approaches-for-brain-repair-from-rescue-to-reprogramming
#17
REVIEW
Roger A Barker, Magdalena Götz, Malin Parmar
The ability to repair or promote regeneration within the adult human brain has been envisioned for decades. Until recently, such efforts mainly involved delivery of growth factors and cell transplants designed to rescue or replace a specific population of neurons, and the results have largely been disappointing. New approaches using stem-cell-derived cell products and direct cell reprogramming have opened up the possibility of reconstructing neural circuits and achieving better repair. In this Review we briefly summarize the history of neural repair and then discuss these new therapeutic approaches, especially with respect to chronic neurodegenerative disorders...
May 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769612/hypothermia-broadens-the-therapeutic-time-window-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-transplantation-for-severe-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
#18
So Yoon Ahn, Yun Sil Chang, Dong Kyung Sung, Se In Sung, Won Soon Park
Recently, we have demonstrated that concurrent hypothermia and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) transplantation synergistically improved severe neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). The current study was designed to determine whether hypothermia could extend the therapeutic time window of MSC transplantation for severe neonatal HIE. To induce HIE, newborn rat pups were exposed to 8% oxygen for 2 h following unilateral carotid artery ligation on postnatal day (P) 7. After approving severe HIE involving >50% of the ipsilateral hemisphere volume, hypothermia (32 °C) for 2 days was started...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768997/recent-advances-on-glioblastoma-multiforme-and-nano-drug-carriers-a-review
#19
Wang Liao, Shengnuo Fan, Yuqiu Zheng, Shaowei Liao, Ying Xiong, Yi Li, Jun Liu
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most frequent glioma with a poor prognosis. The mainstay treatment for GBM is chemotherapy, but the average survival of GBM remains unsatisfactory due to therapeutic resistance. Poor permeability restricted by the blood brain barrier (BBB) and the presence of glioblastoma stem cells (GSCs) remain as two problems for chemotherapy. Recently, nanocarriers have attracted much attention in the research of GBM, owing to their advantages in self-assembly, biosafety, release controllability, and BBB penetrability, making them promising candidates for GBM treatment...
May 13, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766943/brain-stem-hemangioblastomas-the-seemingly-innocuous-lesion-in-a-perilous-location
#20
Jeena Joseph, Sanjay Behari, Shruti Gupta, Kamlesh Singh Bhaisora, Anish Gandhi, Arun Srivastava, Awadhesh K Jaiswal
Introduction: Hemangioblastomas [75% sporadic, 25% with Von Hippel Lindau (VHL) disease] are highly vascular, benign lesions. The surgical nuances, management, and complication avoidance in brain-stem hemangioblastomas (BHs) have been studied. Material and Methods: Over 18 years, 27(mean age: 29 years; range 15-60 years) consecutive cases of BH underwent microsurgical excision. All patients were assessed clinico-radiologically for neurological deficits and screened for VHL disease...
May 2018: Neurology India
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