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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792869/preferential-inputs-from-cholecystokinin-positive-neurons-to-the-somatic-compartment-of-parvalbumin-expressing-neurons-in-the-mouse-primary-somatosensory-cortex
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Hiroyuki Hioki, Jaerin Sohn, Hisashi Nakamura, Shinichiro Okamoto, Jungwon Hwang, Yoko Ishida, Megumu Takahashi, Hiroshi Kameda
Parvalbumin-positive (PV+) neurons in the cerebral cortex, mostly corresponding to fast-spiking basket cells, have been implicated in higher-order brain functions and psychiatric disorders. We previously demonstrated that the somatic compartment of PV+ neurons received inhibitory inputs mainly from vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP)+ neurons, whereas inhibitory inputs to the dendritic compartment were derived mostly from PV+ and somatostatin (SOM)+ neurons. However, a substantial number of the axosomatic inputs have remained unidentified...
May 21, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792854/bergmann-glial-sonic-hedgehog-signaling-activity-is-required-for-proper-cerebellar-cortical-expansion-and-architecture
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Frances Y Cheng, Jonathan T Fleming, Chin Chiang
Neuronal-glial relationships play a critical role in the maintenance of central nervous system architecture and neuronal specification. A deeper understanding of these relationships can elucidate cellular cross-talk capable of sustaining proper development of neural tissues. In the cerebellum, cerebellar granule neuron precursors (CGNPs) proliferate in response to Purkinje neuron-derived Sonic hedgehog (Shh) before ultimately exiting the cell cycle and migrating radially along Bergmann glial fibers. However, the function of Bergmann glia in CGNP proliferation remains not well defined...
May 21, 2018: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792665/highly-conductive-and-robust-3d-host-with-excellent-alkali-metal-infiltration-boosts-ultra-stable-lithium-and-sodium-metal-anodes
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Wan-Sheng Xiong, Yu Xia, Yun Jiang, Yuyang Qi, Weiwei Sun, Dan He, Yumin Liu, Xingzhong Zhao
The direct utilization of metallic lithium and sodium as the anodes for rechargeable batteries would be highly advantageous, which has been considered as one of the most promising choices for next-generation high-energy-density storage devices. Although the induced safety concerns, inferior rate and cycling performance severely hinder the commercialization of lithium-metal batteries (LMB) and sodium-metal batteries (SMB), the recent development of nanotechnology-based solutions really revives the lithium/sodium metal anodes for high-energy batteries...
May 24, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792201/cerium-dioxide-nanoparticles-exacerbate-house-dust-mite-induced-type-ii-airway-inflammation
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Kirsty Meldrum, Sarah B Robertson, Isabella Römer, Tim Marczylo, Lareb S N Dean, Andrew Rogers, Timothy W Gant, Rachel Smith, Terry D Tetley, Martin O Leonard
BACKGROUND: Nanomaterial inhalation represents a potential hazard for respiratory conditions such as asthma. Cerium dioxide nanoparticles (CeO2 NPs) have the ability to modify disease outcome but have not been investigated for their effect on models of asthma and inflammatory lung disease. The aim of this study was to examine the impact of CeO2 NPs in a house dust mite (HDM) induced murine model of asthma. RESULTS: Repeated intranasal instillation of CeO2 NPs in the presence of HDM caused the induction of a type II inflammatory response, characterised by increased bronchoalveolar lavage eosinophils, mast cells, total plasma IgE and goblet cell metaplasia...
May 23, 2018: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791904/the-cgas-sting-pathway-is-important-for-dendritic-cell-activation-but-is-not-essential-to-induce-protective-immunity-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection
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Fabio V Marinho, Sulayman Benmerzoug, Stephanie Rose, Priscila C Campos, João T Marques, André Báfica, Glen Barber, Bernhard Ryffel, Sergio C Oliveira, Valerie F J Quesniaux
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection remains a major public health concern. The STING (stimulator of interferon genes) pathway contributes to the cytosolic surveillance of host cells. Most studies on the role of STING activation in Mtb infection have focused on macrophages. Moreover, a detailed investigation of the role of STING during Mtb infection in vivo is required. Here, we deciphered the involvement of STING in the activation of dendritic cells (DCs) and the host response to Mtb infection in vivo...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791768/vaccine-immunotherapy-with-arnax-induces-tumor-specific-memory-t-cells-and-durable-anti-tumor-immunity-in-mouse-models
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Yohei Takeda, Sumito Yoshida, Ken Takashima, Noriko Ishii-Mugikura, Hiroaki Shime, Tsukasa Seya, Misako Matsumoto
Immunological checkpoint blockade therapies benefit a limited population of cancer patients. We have previously shown that vaccine immunotherapy with TLR3-adjuvant and tumor antigen overcomes anti-programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) resistance in mouse tumor models. In this study, four different OVA-expressing tumor cell lines were implanted into syngeneic mice and subjected to antitumor immunotherapy using ARNAX and whole OVA protein. ARNAX is a Toll-like receptor 3-specific agonist that does not activate the MAVS pathway, and thus does not induce systemic inflammation...
May 23, 2018: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791718/alopecia-areata-a-review-of-disease-pathogenesis
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F Rajabi, L A Drake, M M Senna, N Rezaei
Alopecia areata is a disorder that results in non-scarring hair loss. The psychological impact can be significant, leading to feelings of depression and social isolation. The disease remains incurable though it has been studied for years. Available treatment options at best, are beneficial for milder cases, and the rate of relapse is high. Understanding the exact mechanisms of hair loss in alopecia areata is therefore of utmost importance to help identify potential therapeutic targets. The main theory of alopecia areata pathogenesis is that it is an autoimmune phenomenon resulting from a disruption in hair follicle immune privilege...
May 23, 2018: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791282/quantitation-of-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients-with-hbeag-positivity-during-peg-ifn-and-entecavir-therapy
#8
Wei-Hua Cao, Ming-Hui Li, Calvin Q Pan, Yao Lu, Lu Zhang, Chong-Ping Ran, Shu-Ling Wu, Wen-Hao Hua, Shun-Ai Liu, Ge Shen, Min Chang, Ru-Yu Liu, Hong-Xiao Hao, Lei-Ping Hu, Yao Xie
Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) are crucial for control of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) virus infection. In this study, we evaluated the frequencies of pDCs and expression of functional molecules on pDCs in patients treated with PEG-IFN-α-2a or entecavir (ETV) and investigated changes during treatment. The mean fluorescence intensity of CD86 (CD86MFI) on the surface of pDCs and frequencies of pDCs and CD86+ pDCs in peripheral blood were measured. Compared with baseline, CD86+ pDC% and CD86MFI increased obviously after PEG-IFN-α-2a treatment for 12 and 24 weeks...
May 2018: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790525/dna-decorated-cu-9-s-5-nanoparticles-as-nir-light-responsive-drug-carriers-for-tumor-chemo-phototherapy
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Shuang Liang, Zhongxi Xie, Yi Wei, Ziyong Cheng, Yanqiu Han, Jun Lin
Recently, near-infrared (NIR) light responsive drug delivery systems have attracted much attention for tumor therapy. Herein, we have successfully constructed a smart nanocarrier system Cu9S5-PEI-DNA-DOX (labelled as CPD-DOX) based on the self-assembly of hydrophobic Cu9S5 nanoparticles (NPs), poly(ethylene imine) (PEI), double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) segments and the anti-cancer drug doxorubicin (DOX). Among them, Cu9S5 NPs can serve as a nano-transducer for absorbing and converting near-infrared light to heat...
May 23, 2018: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790165/igg1-b-cell-immunity-predates-ige-responses-in-epicutaneous-sensitization-to-foods
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Rodrigo Jiménez-Saiz, Yosef Ellenbogen, Joshua Koenig, Melissa E Gordon, Tina D Walker, Domenico Rosace, Paul Spill, Kelly Bruton, Joshua Kong, Kristin Monteiro, Jianping Wen, Elaine I Tuomanen, Roland Kolbeck, Derek K Chu, Susan Waserman, Manel Jordana
BACKGROUND: The generation of IgE-mediated food allergy in humans is silent, and only diagnosed upon manifestation of clinical symptoms. While experimental models have been used to investigate some mechanisms of allergic sensitization, the generation of humoral immunity and memory remain to be elucidated. Here, we defined the evolution of allergen-specific B cell responses during epicutaneous sensitization to foods. METHODS: Wild-type and genetic knockout animals, and drug or antibody strategies for cell depletion and immunoglobulin signaling blockade were used to investigate epicutaneous sensitization and disease progression; we analyzed allergen-specific germinal centers and IgG1+ memory B cells by flow cytometry, evaluated humoral responses and determined clinical reactivity (anaphylaxis)...
May 22, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789970/motile-dendritic-cells-sense-and-respond-to-substrate-geometry
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Amy C Bendell, Nicholas Anderson, Daniel Blumenthal, Edward K Williamson, Christopher S Chen, Janis K Burkhardt, Daniel A Hammer
Dendritic cell (DC) migration is required for efficient presentation of antigen to T cells and the initiation of an adaptive immune response. In spite of its importance, many aspects of DC migration have not been characterized. DCs encounter a variety of environments with different stiffness and geometry, but the effect of these parameters on DC migration has not yet been determined. We addressed this question by comparing DC motility on standard migration surfaces (polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)-coated coverslips) and micropost array detectors (mPADs)...
May 22, 2018: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789790/distinct-epitopes-on-cd13-mediate-opposite-consequences-for-cell-adhesion
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Claudia A Garay-Canales, Ileana Licona-Limón, Enrique Ortega
CD13 is a membrane glycoprotein with aminopeptidase activity, expressed on several cell types, including myeloid cells (dendritic cells, monocytes, macrophages, neutrophils, etc.). CD13 participates in several functions such as proteolytic regulation of bioactive peptides, viral receptor, angiogenesis, and tumor metastasis. CD13 has also been proposed to participate in cell adhesion, as crosslinking of CD13 by certain CD13-specific antibodies induces homotypic aggregation of monocytes and heterotypic adhesion of monocytes to endothelial cells...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789500/human-metapneumovirus-small-hydrophobic-protein-inhibits-interferon-induction-in-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells
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Xiaoyong Bao, Deepthi Kolli, Dana Esham, Thangam S Velayutham, Antonella Casola
Human metapneumovirus (hMPV), a leading cause of respiratory tract infections in infants, encodes a small hydrophobic (SH) protein of unknown function. Here we show that infection of plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) with a recombinant virus lacking SH expression (rhMPV-ΔSH) enhanced the secretion of type I interferons (IFNs), which required TLR7 and MyD88 expression. HMPV SH protein inhibited TLR7/MyD88/TRAF6 signaling leading to IFN gene transcription, identifying a novel mechanism by which paramyxovirus SH proteins modulate innate immune responses...
May 23, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789464/role-of-mtor-complexes-in-neurogenesis
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REVIEW
Francesca LiCausi, Nathaniel W Hartman
Dysregulation of neural stem cells (NSCs) is associated with several neurodevelopmental disorders, including epilepsy and autism spectrum disorder. The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) integrates the intracellular signals to control cell growth, nutrient metabolism, and protein translation. mTOR regulates many functions in the development of the brain, such as proliferation, differentiation, migration, and dendrite formation. In addition, mTOR is important in synaptic formation and plasticity. Abnormalities in mTOR activity is linked with severe deficits in nervous system development, including tumors, autism, and seizures...
May 22, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789405/the-mauthner-cell-in-a-fish-with-top-performance-and-yet-flexibly-tuned-c-starts-ii-physiology
#15
Peter Machnik, Kathrin Leupolz, Sabine Feyl, Wolfram Schulze, Stefan Schuster
The parallel occurrence in archerfish of fine-tuned and yet powerful predictive C-starts as well as of kinematically identical escape C-starts makes archerfish an interesting system to test hypotheses on the roles played by the Mauthner cells, a pair of giant reticulospinal neurons. In this study we show that the archerfish Mauthner cell shares all hallmark physiological properties with that of goldfish. Visual and acoustic inputs are received by the ventral and lateral dendrite, respectively, and cause complex postsynaptic potentials (PSPs) even in surgically anaesthetised fish...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789403/the-mauthner-cell-in-a-fish-with-top-performance-and-yet-flexibly-tuned-c-starts-i-identification-and-comparative-morphology
#16
Peter Machnik, Kathrin Leupolz, Sabine Feyl, Wolfram Schulze, Stefan Schuster
Archerfish use two powerful C-starts: One to escape threats, the other to secure prey that they have downed with a shot of water. The two C-starts are kinematically equivalent, are variable in both phases, and the predictive C-starts - used in hunting - are adjusted in the angle of turning and in the final linear speed to where and when their prey will hit the water surface. Presently nothing is known about the circuits that drive the archerfish C-starts. As the starting point for a neuroethological analysis, we first explored the presence and morphology of any paired Mauthner cell, a key cell in the teleost fast-start system...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787678/three-dimensional-solid-state-mixed-electron-ion-conductive-framework-for-lithium-metal-anode
#17
Shaomao Xu, Dennis W McOwen, Chengwei Wang, Lei Zhang, Wei Luo, Chaoji Chen, Yiju Li, Yunhui Gong, Jiaqi Dai, Yudi Kuang, Chunpeng Yang, Tanner R Hamann, Eric D Wachsman, Liangbing Hu
Solid-state electrolytes (SSEs) have been widely considered as enabling materials for the practical application of lithium metal anodes. However, many problems inhibit the widespread application of solid state batteries, including the growth of lithium dendrites, high interfacial resistance, and the inability to operate at high current density. In this study, we report a 3D mixed electron/ion conducting framework (3D-MCF) based on a porous-dense-porous trilayer garnet electrolyte structure created via tape casting to facilitate the use of a 3D solid state lithium metal anode...
May 22, 2018: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787599/pathological-molecular-mechanism-of-symptomatic-late-onset-fuchs-endothelial-corneal-dystrophy-by-bioinformatic-analysis
#18
Zekai Cui, Qiaolang Zeng, Yonglong Guo, Shiwei Liu, Peiyuan Wang, Mengyuan Xie, Jiansu Chen
Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) is a degenerative disease characterized by corneal endothelial decompensation. FECD causes corneal stromal and epithelial edema and progressively develops into bullous keratopathy, which can eventually lead to blindness. However, the exact pathogenesis is unknown. In this study, we performed an in-depth bioinformatic analysis of the dataset GSE74123 to determine the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) of symptomatic late-onset FECD compared with a normal control...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786422/mechanisms-regulating-the-association-of-protein-phosphatase-1-with-spinophilin-and-neurabin
#19
Michael C Edler, Asma B Salek, Darryl S Watkins, Harjot Kaur, Cameron W Morris, Bryan K Yamamoto, Anthony J Baucum
Protein phosphorylation is a key mediator of signal transduction, allowing for dynamic regulation of substrate activity. Whereas protein kinases obtain substrate specificity by targeting specific amino acid sequences, serine/threonine phosphatase catalytic subunits are much more promiscuous in their ability to dephosphorylate substrates. To obtain substrate specificity, serine/threonine phosphatases utilize targeting proteins to regulate phosphatase subcellular localization and catalytic activity. Spinophilin and its homolog neurabin are two of the most abundant dendritic spine-localized protein phosphatase 1 (PP1) targeting proteins...
May 22, 2018: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785027/targeting-g-quadruplex-dna-as-cognitive-function-therapy-for-atr-x-syndrome
#20
Norifumi Shioda, Yasushi Yabuki, Kouya Yamaguchi, Misaki Onozato, Yue Li, Kenji Kurosawa, Hideyuki Tanabe, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Takumi Era, Hiroshi Sugiyama, Takahito Wada, Kohji Fukunaga
Alpha-thalassemia X-linked intellectual disability (ATR-X) syndrome is caused by mutations in ATRX, which encodes a chromatin-remodeling protein. Genome-wide analyses in mouse and human cells indicate that ATRX tends to bind to G-rich sequences with a high potential to form G-quadruplexes. Here, we report that Atrx mutation induces aberrant upregulation of Xlr3b expression in the mouse brain, an outcome associated with neuronal pathogenesis displayed by ATR-X model mice. We show that ATRX normally binds to G-quadruplexes in CpG islands of the imprinted Xlr3b gene, regulating its expression by recruiting DNA methyltransferases...
May 21, 2018: Nature Medicine
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