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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550465/differential-diagnosis-of-oligodendroglial-and-astrocytic-tumors-using-imaging-results-the-added-value-of-perfusion-mr-imaging
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Hyun Jung Yoon, Kook Jin Ahn, Song Lee, Jin Hee Jang, Hyun Seok Choi, So Lyung Jung, Bum Soo Kim, Shin Soo Jeun, Yong Kil Hong
PURPOSE: The purposes of the present study are to assess whether different characteristics of oligodendrogliomas and astrocytic tumors are visible on MR imaging and to determine the added value of perfusion imaging in conventional MR imaging when differentiating oligodendrogliomas from astrocytic tumors. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 22 oligodendroglioma and 54 astrocytic tumor patients, including glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). The morphological tumor characteristics were evaluated using MR imaging...
May 26, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550248/cd44-splice-variants-as-potential-players-in%C3%A2-alzheimer-s-disease-pathology
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Elhanan Pinner, Yaron Gruper, Micha Ben Zimra, Don Kristt, Moshe Laudon, David Naor, Nava Zisapel
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by cognitive deficits, deposition of amyloid-β (Aβ) plaques, intracellular neurofibrillary tangles, and neuronal cell death. Neuroinflammation is commonly believed to participate in AD pathogenesis. CD44 is an inflammation-related gene encoding a widely-distributed family of alternatively spliced cell surface glycoproteins that have been implicated in inflammation, metastases, and inflammation-linked neuronal injuries. Here we investigated the expression patterns of CD44S (which does not contain any alternative exon) and CD44 splice variants in postmortem hippocampal samples from AD patients and matched non-AD controls...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549652/the-fault-in-their-stars-accumulating-astrocytic-inclusions-associated-with-clusters-of-epileptic-spasms-in-children-with-global-developmental-delay
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Robyn Whitney, Sameer AlMehmadi, Bláthnaid McCoy, Ivanna Yau, Ayako Ochi, Hiroshi Otsubo, Shelly K Weiss, James Rutka, Lili-Naz Hazrati, O Carter Snead, Cristina Go
BACKGROUND: The presence of cerebral astrocytic inclusions recently has been described in a subset of children with early-onset refractory epilepsy, with or without structural brain malformations, and varying degrees of developmental delay. METHODS: We describe two new individuals with epilepsy with astrocytic inclusions and suggest that in some children this disorder may represent a unique hemispheric epilepsy. We review previously reported individuals with epilepsy with astrocytic inclusions...
April 18, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549068/oligodendroglial-myelination-requires-astrocyte-derived-lipids
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Nutabi Camargo, Andrea Goudriaan, Anne-Lieke F van Deijk, Willem M Otte, Jos F Brouwers, Hans Lodder, David H Gutmann, Klaus-Armin Nave, Rick M Dijkhuizen, Huibert D Mansvelder, Roman Chrast, August B Smit, Mark H G Verheijen
In the vertebrate nervous system, myelination of axons for rapid impulse propagation requires the synthesis of large amounts of lipids and proteins by oligodendrocytes and Schwann cells. Myelin membranes are thought to be cell-autonomously assembled by these axon-associated glial cells. Here, we report the surprising finding that in normal brain development, a substantial fraction of the lipids incorporated into central nervous system (CNS) myelin are contributed by astrocytes. The oligodendrocyte-specific inactivation of sterol regulatory element-binding protein (SREBP) cleavage-activating protein (SCAP), an essential coactivator of the transcription factor SREBP and thus of lipid biosynthesis, resulted in significantly retarded CNS myelination; however, myelin appeared normal at 3 months of age...
May 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547652/histone-h3-k27m-mutations-in-adult-cerebellar-high-grade-gliomas
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Satoshi Nakata, Sumihito Nobusawa, Tatsuya Yamazaki, Tadashi Osawa, Keishi Horiguchi, Yasuhiro Hashiba, Hiroyuki Yaoita, Nozomi Matsumura, Hayato Ikota, Junko Hirato, Yuhei Yoshimoto, Hideaki Yokoo
Adult cerebellar high-grade gliomas (HGG) are rare and their molecular basis has not been fully elucidated. Although a diffuse midline glioma H3 K27M-mutant, a recently characterized variant of HGG, was reported to occasionally occur in the cerebellum, adult cases were rarely tested for this mutation; only five mutant cases have been reported to date. It currently remains unknown whether H3 K27M-mutant cerebellar gliomas share common histological features or have a uniformly dismal prognosis. In the present study, we assessed the prevalence of histone H3 K27M mutations in ten adult cerebellar HGG, identifying two H3F3A-mutant cases...
May 25, 2017: Brain Tumor Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547529/toll-like-receptor-4-tlr4-and-triggering-receptor-expressed-on-myeloid-cells-2-trem-2-activation-balance-astrocyte-polarization-into-a-proinflammatory-phenotype
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Gerardo Rosciszewski, Vanesa Cadena, Veronica Murta, Jeronimo Lukin, Alejandro Villarreal, Thierry Roger, Alberto Javier Ramos
Astrocytes react to brain injury with a generic response known as reactive gliosis, which involves activation of multiple intracellular pathways including several that may be beneficial for neuronal survival. However, by unknown mechanisms, reactive astrocytes can polarize into a proinflammatory phenotype that induces neurodegeneration. In order to study reactive gliosis and astroglial polarization into a proinflammatory phenotype, we used cortical devascularization-induced brain ischemia in Wistar rats and primary astroglial cell cultures exposed to oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD)...
May 25, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546924/the-expressions-of-metadherin-and-lef-1-in-mucosa-associated-lymphoid-tissue-lymphoma-of-ocular-adnexal
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Dan Qi, Hong Lin, Yan Gao, Jing Lin, Li-Ting Hu, Gui-Qiu Zhao
AIM: To investigate the expressions of metadherin (astrocyte elevated gene-1, AEG-1) and lymphoid enhancer-binding factor-1 (LEF-1) in ocular adnexal mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma. METHODS: The expressions of AEG-1 and LEF-1 were detected on specimens harvested from patients suffering from MALT lymphoma and lymphadenosis of ocular adnexal in Ophthalmology Department, Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University from 2000 to 2015 by immunohistochemical and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546341/intra-generational-protein-malnutrition-impairs-temporal-astrogenesis-in-rat-brain
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Aijaz Ahmad Naik, Nisha Patro, Pankaj Seth, Ishan K Patro
The scanty information on astrogenesis following stressor effect, albeit imperative roles of astroglia in normal physiology and pathophysiology, incited us to assess temporal astrogenesis and astrocyte density in an intra-generational protein malnutrition (PMN) rat model. Standard immunohistochemical procedures for glial lineage markers and their intensity measurements and qRT-PCR studies were performed to reveal the spatio-temporal origin and density of astrocytes. Reduced A2B5+ glia restricted precursor population in ventricles and poor dissemination to cortex at embryonic days (E)11-14, low BLBP+ secondary radial glia in SVZ of E16 LP brains reflect compromised progenitor pooling...
May 25, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545955/the-up-regulation-of-phosphofructokinase1-pfk1-protein-during-chemically-induced-hypoxia-is-mediated-by-the-hypoxia-responsive-internal-ribosome-entry-site-ires-element-present-in-its-5-untranslated-region
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Rehana Ismail, Mahboob Ul Hussain
PURPOSE: Astrocytes cope-up the hypoxia conditions by up regulating the activity of the enzymes catalyzing the irreversible steps of the glycolytic pathway. The phosphofructokinase1 (PFK1), which converts fructose-6-phosphate to fructose-1, 6-bisphosphate, is the major regulatory enzyme of the glycolytic pathway. For this purpose, we investigated the expression regulation of the PFK1 during chemically induced hypoxia. PRINCIPAL RESULT: After 48 hours of the chemically induced hypoxia induction of the C6 glioma cells, the PFK1 protein depicted strong up regulation, with no appreciable change in its mRNA levels...
May 22, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544974/cetuximab-modified-collagen-scaffold-directs-neurogenesis-of-injury-activated-endogenous-neural-stem-cells-for-acute-spinal-cord-injury-repair
#10
Xing Li, Yannan Zhao, Shixiang Cheng, Sufang Han, Muya Shu, Bing Chen, Xuyi Chen, Fengwu Tang, Nuo Wang, Yue Tu, Bin Wang, Zhifeng Xiao, Sai Zhang, Jianwu Dai
Studies have shown that endogenous neural stem cells (NSCs) activated by spinal cord injury (SCI) primarily generate astrocytes to form glial scar. The NSCs do not differentiate into neurons because of the adverse microenvironment. In this study, we defined the activation timeline of endogenous NSCs in rats with severe SCI. These injury-activated NSCs then migrated into the lesion site. Cetuximab, an EGFR signaling antagonist, significantly increased neurogenesis in the lesion site. Meanwhile, implanting cetuximab modified linear ordered collagen scaffolds (LOCS) into SCI lesion sites in dogs resulted in neuronal regeneration, including neuronal differentiation, maturation, myelination, and synapse formation...
May 18, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544775/potentiation-of-spinal-glutamatergic-response-in-the-neuron-glia-interactions-underlies-the-intrathecal-il-1%C3%AE-induced-thermal-hyperalgesia-in-rats
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Chun-Sung Sung, Zhi-Hong Wen, Chien-Wei Feng, Chun-Hong Chen, Shi-Ying Huang, Nan-Fu Chen, Wu-Fu Chen, Chih-Shung Wong
AIMS: We previously demonstrated that intrathecal IL-1β upregulated phosphorylation of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (P-p38 MAPK) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) in microglia and astrocytes in spinal cord, increased nitric oxide (NO) release into cerebrospinal fluid, and induced thermal hyperalgesia in rats. This study investigated the role of spinal glutamatergic response in intrathecal IL-1β-induced nociception in rats. METHODS: The pretreatment effects of MK-801 (5 μg), minocycline (20 μg), and SB203580 (5 μg) on intrathecal IL-1β (100 ng) in rats were measured by behavior, Western blotting, CSF analysis, and immunofluorescence studies...
May 19, 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544365/anti-aging-drugs-reduce-hypothalamic-inflammation-in-a-sex-specific-manner
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Marianna Sadagurski, Gillian Cady, Richard A Miller
Aging leads to hypothalamic inflammation, but does so more slowly in mice whose lifespan has been extended by mutations that affect GH/IGF-1 signals. Early-life exposure to GH by injection, or to nutrient restriction in the first 3 weeks of life, also modulate both lifespan and the pace of hypothalamic inflammation. Three drugs extend lifespan of UM-HET3 mice in a sex-specific way: acarbose (ACA), 17-α-estradiol (17αE2), and nordihydroguaiaretic acid (NDGA), with more dramatic longevity increases in males in each case...
May 20, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543773/degradation-of-heme-oxygenase-1-by-the-immunoproteasome-in-astrocytes-a-potential-interferon-%C3%AE-dependent-mechanism-contributing-to-hiv-neuropathogenesis
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Colleen E Kovacsics, Alexander J Gill, Surendra S Ambegaokar, Benjamin B Gelman, Dennis L Kolson
Induction of the detoxifying enzyme heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) is a critical protective host response to cellular injury associated with inflammation and oxidative stress. We previously found that HO-1 protein expression is reduced in brains of HIV-infected individuals with HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) and in HIV-infected macrophages, where this reduction associates with enhanced glutamate release and neurotoxicity. Because HIV-infected macrophages are a small component of the cellular content of the brain, the reduction of macrophage HO-1 expression likely accounts for a small portion of brain HO-1 loss in HIV infection...
May 22, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543541/human-schwann-cells-exhibit-long-term-cell-survival-are-not-tumorigenic-and-promote-repair-when-transplanted-into-the-contused-spinal-cord
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Johana Bastidas, Gagani Athauda, Gabriela De La Cruz, Wai-Man Chan, Roozbeh Golshani, Yerko Berrocal, Martha Henao, Anil Lalwani, Chikato Mannoji, Mazen Assi, P Anthony Otero, Aisha Khan, Alexander E Marcillo, Michael Norenberg, Allan D Levi, Patrick M Wood, James D Guest, W Dalton Dietrich, Mary Bartlett Bunge, Damien D Pearse
The transplantation of rodent Schwann cells (SCs) provides anatomical and functional restitution in a variety of spinal cord injury (SCI) models, supporting the recent translation of SCs to phase 1 clinical trials for human SCI. Whereas human (Hu)SCs have been examined experimentally in a complete SCI transection paradigm, to date the reported behavior of SCs when transplanted after a clinically relevant contusive SCI has been restricted to the use of rodent SCs. Here, in a xenotransplant, contusive SCI paradigm, the survival, biodistribution, proliferation and tumorgenicity as well as host responses to HuSCs, cultured according to a protocol analogous to that developed for clinical application, were investigated...
May 22, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543098/brain-endothelial-cell-expression-of-sparcl-1-is-specific-to-chronic-multiple-sclerosis-lesions-and-is-regulated-by-inflammatory-mediators-in-vitro
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C Bridel, M J A Koel-Simmelink, L Peferoen, C Derada Troletti, S Durieux, R Gorter, E Nutma, P Gami, E Iacobeus, L Brundin, J Kuhle, H Vrenken, J Killestein, S R Piersma, T V Pham, H E De Vries, S Amor, C R Jimenez, C E Teunissen
AIMS: Cell matrix modulating protein SPARCL-1 is highly expressed by astrocytes during CNS development and following acute CNS damage. Applying NanoLC-MS/MS to CSF of RRMS and SPMS patients, we identified SPARCL-1 as differentially expressed between these two stages of MS, suggesting a potential as CSF biomarker to differentiate RRMS from SPMS and a role in MS pathogenesis. METHODS: This study examines the potential of SPARCL-1 as CSF biomarker discriminating RRMS from SPMS in 3 independent cohorts (n=249), analyses its expression pattern in MS lesions (n= 26), and studies its regulation in cultured human brain microvasculature endothelial cells (BEC) after exposure to MS-relevant inflammatory mediators...
May 24, 2017: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541655/in-vitro-study-of-receptor-mediated-silica-nanoparticles-delivery-across-blood-brain-barrier
#16
Yang Song, Dan Du, Lei Li, Jun Xu, Prashanta Dutta, Yuehe Lin
A brain drug delivery system has been demonstrated by attaching lactoferrin (Lf) on the silica nanoparticles (Si NPs). The nanoparticle surface was modified with the polyethylene glycol to reduce protein adsorption. The transport efficiency of Lf attached Si NPs was studied using an in vitro blood-brain barrier (BBB) model consists of three distinct types of cells: endocytes, pericytes and astrocytes. Transfer of NPs from the apical side to the basolateral side is observed. The results indicated that Lf attached Si NPs demonstrated enhanced transport efficiency across the BBB with size-dependent compared to bare Si NPs...
May 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540131/parkinson-s-disease-microglial-macrophage-induced-immunoexcitotoxicity-as-a-central-mechanism-of-neurodegeneration
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Russell L Blaylock
Parkinson's disease is one of the several neurodegenerative disorders that affects aging individuals, with approximately 1% of those over the age of 60 years developing the disorder in their lifetime. The disease has the characteristics of a progressive disorder in most people, with a common pattern of pathological change occurring in the nervous system that extends beyond the classical striatal degeneration of dopaminergic neurons. Earlier studies concluded that the disease was a disorder of alpha-synuclein, with the formation of aggregates of abnormal alpha-synuclein being characteristic...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540130/corpora-amylacea-mimicking-low-grade-glioma-and-manifesting-as-a-seizure-case-report
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Seung J Lee, Minsu Kim, Carlito Lagman, Timothy T Bui, William H Yong, Isaac Yang
BACKGROUND: Corpora amylacea (CA) are accumulations of polyglucosan bodies typically found in astrocytic foot processes, and rarely, can mimic neoplasm. CA accumulation has also been associated with seizure disorders. We report the first case of a histologically confirmed intracranial, intraparenchymal CA lesion mimicking a low-grade glioma and manifesting as a seizure. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 43-year-old man presented after a general tonic-clonic (GTC) seizure. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a small lesion in the right mesial temporal lobe with radiologic features of a low-grade glioma...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539872/the-role-of-app-in-structural-spine-plasticity
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Elena Montagna, Mario M Dorostkar, Jochen Herms
Amyloid precursor protein (APP) is a transmembrane protein highly expressed in neurons. The full-length protein has cell-adhesion and receptor-like properties, which play roles in synapse formation and stability. Furthermore, APP can be cleaved by several proteases into numerous fragments, many of which affect synaptic function and stability. This review article focuses on the mechanisms of APP in structural spine plasticity, which encompasses the morphological alterations at excitatory synapses. These occur as changes in the number and morphology of dendritic spines, which correspond to the postsynaptic compartment of excitatory synapses...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539831/aldehyde-dehydrogenases-1a2-expression-and-distribution-are-potentially-associated-with-neuron-death-in-spinal-cord-of-tg-sod1-g93a-1gur-mice
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Huiting Liang, Chengsi Wu, Youqing Deng, Lei Zhu, Jie Zhang, Weiming Gan, Chunyan Tang, Renshi Xu
The pathogenesis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has not been unclear yet, it might be associated with the abnormal expression and distribution of certain proteins. Aldehyde dehydrogenases 1A2 (ALDH1A2) was thought to be one of potential candidates. Therefore, in this study we observed and analyzed the alteration of the expression and distribution of ALDH1A2 in the spinal cord of wild-type (WT) and Tg(SOD1*G93A)1Gur mice. We compared the expression and distribution of ALDH1A2 in the different segments, anatomic regions and neural cells of spinal cord at the different stages of WT and Tg(SOD1*G93A)1Gur mice applied the methods of fluorescent immunohistochemistry and western blot...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
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