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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679638/inhibition-of-immunoproteasome-promotes-angiogenesis-via-enhancing-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-abundance-in-rats-following-focal-cerebral-ischaemia
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Xingyong Chen, Xu Zhang, Ting Chen, Xiulong Jiang, Xiaosong Wang, Huixin Lei, Yinzhou Wang
Angiogenesis after ischemic stroke contributes to the restoration of blood supply in the ischemic zone. Strategies to improve angiogenesis may facilitate the function recovery after stroke. Growing evidence shows that proteasome inhibitors enhance angioneurogenesis and induces a long-term neuroprotection after cerebral ischemia in rodents' models. We have previously reported that inhibition of the immunoproteasome subunit low molecular mass peptide 2 (LMP2) offers a strong neuroprotection in ischemic stroke rats...
April 18, 2018: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679548/the-effect-of-myelotomy-following-low-thoracic-spinal-cord-compression-injury-in-rats
#2
Carolin Meyer, Habib Bendella, Svenja Rink, Robin Gensch, Robert Seitz, Gregor Stein, Marilena Manthou, Theodora Papamitsou, Makoto Nakamura, Bertil Bouillon, Mary Galea, Peter Batchelor, Sarah Dunlop, Doychin Angelov
Myelotomy is a surgical procedure allowing removal of extravasated blood and necrotic tissue that is thought to attenuate secondary injury as well as promote recovery in experimental spinal cord injury (SCI) models and humans. Here we examined in rat whether myelotomy at 48 h after low-thoracic compressive SCI provided any benefit over a 12 week period. Compared to animals receiving SCI alone, myelotomy worsened BBB scores (p < 0.05) and also did not improve plantar stepping, ladder climbing, urinary bladder voiding or sensory function (thermal latency) during the 12-week period...
April 18, 2018: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679217/spatiotemporal-imaging-of-cellular-energy-metabolism-with-genetically-encoded-fluorescent-sensors-in-brain
#3
REVIEW
Zhuo Zhang, Weicai Chen, Yuzheng Zhao, Yi Yang
The brain has very high energy requirements and consumes 20% of the oxygen and 25% of the glucose in the human body. Therefore, the molecular mechanism underlying how the brain metabolizes substances to support neural activity is a fundamental issue for neuroscience studies. A well-known model in the brain, the astrocyte-neuron lactate shuttle, postulates that glucose uptake and glycolytic activity are enhanced in astrocytes upon neuronal activation and that astrocytes transport lactate into neurons to fulfill their energy requirements...
April 20, 2018: Neuroscience Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679127/-basic-principles-of-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-gliomas
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REVIEW
H-G Wirsching, T Weiss, P Roth, M Weller
BACKGROUND: Traditionally, gliomas were classified based on histopathological features alone. The revised World Health Organization (WHO) classification of tumors of the central nervous system from 2016 integrated molecular features into the histopathological diagnosis. OBJECTIVE: To summarize key aspects of the WHO classification from 2016 and implications for the clinical management of glioma patients. An overview of novel treatment approaches is also provided...
April 20, 2018: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679017/nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-in-differentiating-glioblastoma-stem-like-cells-is-promoted-by-hyaluronic-acid-signaling-through-tlr4
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Eva Ferrandez, Olga Gutierrez, David San Segundo, Jose L Fernandez-Luna
We have previously described that the NFκB pathway is upregulated during differentiation of glioblastoma stem-like cells (GSCs) which keeps differentiating GSCs in a proliferative astrocytic precursor state. However, extracellular signals and cellular mediators of this pathway are not clear yet. Here, we show that TLR4 is a key factor to promote NFκB activation in differentiating GSCs. TLR4 is upregulated during differentiation of GSCs and promotes transcriptional activation of NFκB as determined by luciferase-reporter assays and expression of NFκB target genes...
April 20, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678775/involvement-of-gap-junctions-in-astrocyte-impairment-induced-by-manganese-exposure
#6
Cailing Lu, Zhijuan Meng, Yiyuan He, Deqiang Xiao, Haiqing Cai, Yilu Xu, Xianghong Liu, Xinhang Wang, Laiming Mo, Ziwei Liang, Xuejing Wei, Qingqing Ao, Boying Liang, Xiyi Li, Shen Tang, Songchao Guo
Glutamate excitotoxicity, characterized as excessive glutamate stress, is considered to be involved in cerebral ischaemia, brain trauma, and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. Glutamate homeostasis disruption was highlighted in Mn neurotoxicity caused by high levels of Mn. Astrocytes, accounting for approximately 50% of the neuronal cells in the central nervous system and maintain glutamate homeostasis, are sensitive to neurotoxicity induced by Mn exposure. Astrocytes are tightly coupled with gap junctions (GJ), which are comprised of connexins, mainly connexin43 (Cx43)...
April 17, 2018: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678196/astroblastoma-a-rare-and-challenging-tumor-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Nawal Hammas, Nadia Senhaji, My Youssef Alaoui Lamrani, Sanae Bennis, Elfaiz Mohamed Chaoui, Hind El Fatemi, Laila Chbani
BACKGROUND: Astroblastoma is a controversial and an extremely rare central nervous system neoplasm. Although its histogenesis has been clarified recently, controversies exist regarding its cellular origin and validity as a distinct entity. Because of its extreme rarity and because its common features are shared with other glial neoplasms, this tumor is prone to misdiagnosis and remains challenging not only in terms of diagnosis and classification but also in the subsequent management...
April 21, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677029/kindlin-1-regulates-astrocyte-activation-and-pain-sensitivity-in-rats-with-neuropathic-pain
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Baisong Zhao, Yongying Pan, Haiping Xu, Xingrong Song
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Astrocyte activation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of neuropathic pain, but the involvement of kindlin-1 in astrocyte activation and neuropathic pain has not yet been illustrated. Using a chronic constriction injury (CCI) rat model of neuropathic pain, we investigated the expression levels of kindlin-1 during neuropathic pain and the influences of kindlin-1 on regulating pain sensitivity. METHODS: Neuropathic pain was induced in rats by CCI of the sciatic nerve...
April 19, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676103/-protective-effect-and-mechanism-of-p-hydroxybenzaldehyde-on-blood-brain-barrier
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Yan-Ping Zhu, Xin Li, Yao Du, Lu Zhang, Li Ran, Ning-Na Zhou
The disruption of blood-brain barrier(BBB) induced by oxidative stress is an important pathological reaction which results in secondary brain injury during the cerebral ischemia-reperfusion. This study was designed to investigate the protective effect and mechanism of p-hydroxybenzaldehyde (p-HBA) from Gastrodia elata on BBB. The BBB is mainly consisted of vascular endothelial cells and astrocytes, so brain microvascular endothelial cell line (bEnd.3) and astrocytes (Ast) in mice were used in this study to establish BBB model...
March 2018: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675872/identification-and-quantification-of-blood-brain-barrier-transporters-in-isolated-rat-brain-microvessels
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Hajar Al Feteisi, Zubida M Al-Majdoub, Brahim Achour, Narciso Couto, Amin Rostami-Hodjegan, Jill Barber
The blood-brain barrier (BBB) maintains brain homeostasis by tightly regulating the exchange of molecules with systemic circulation. It consists primarily of microvascular endothelial cells surrounded by astrocytic endfeet, pericytes, and microglia. Understanding the make-up of transporters in rat BBB is essential to the translation of pharmacological and toxicological observations into humans. In this study, experimental workflows are presented in which the optimization of (a) isolation of rat brain microvessels, (b) enrichment of endothelial cells, and (c) extraction and digestion of proteins were evaluated, followed by identification and quantification of BBB proteins...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674969/-in-vitro-functional-characterization-of-get73-as-possible-negative-allosteric-modulator-of-metabotropic-glutamate-receptor-5
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Sarah Beggiato, Andrea C Borelli, Maria C Tomasini, M Paola Castelli, Nicholas Pintori, Roberto Cacciaglia, Antonella Loche, Luca Ferraro
The present study was aimed to further characterize the pharmacological profile of N-[4-(trifluoromethyl) benzyl]-4-methoxybutyramide (GET73), a putative negative allosteric modulator (NAM) of metabotropic glutamate subtype 5 receptor (mGluR5) under development as a novel medication for the treatment of alcohol dependence. This aim has been accomplished by means of a series of in vitro functional assays. These assays include the measure of several down-stream signaling [intracellular Ca++ levels, inositol phosphate (IP) formation and CREB phosphorylation (pCREB)] which are generally affected by mGluR5 ligands...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674955/the-communication-between-the-immune-and-nervous-systems-the-role-of-il-1%C3%AE-in-synaptopathies
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REVIEW
Davide Pozzi, Elisabetta Menna, Alice Canzi, Genni Desiato, Cristina Mantovani, Michela Matteoli
In the last 15 years, groundbreaking genetic progress has underlined a convergence onto coherent synaptic pathways for most psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders, which are now collectively called "synaptopathies." However, the modest size of inheritance detected so far indicates a multifactorial etiology for these disorders, underlining the key contribution of environmental effects to them. Inflammation is known to influence the risk and/or severity of a variety of synaptopathies. In particular, pro-inflammatory cytokines, produced and released in the brain by activated astrocytes and microglia, may play a pivotal role in these pathologies...
2018: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674256/effects-of-interleukin-6-and-il-6-ampk-signaling-pathway-on-mitochondrial-biogenesis-and-astrocytes-viability-under-experimental-septic-condition
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Xiao-Lan Chen, Yang Wang, Wan-Wan Peng, Yi-Jun Zheng, Tian-Nan Zhang, Ping-Jun Wang, Jin-Da Huang, Qi-Yi Zeng
OBJECTIVE: Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a neuromodulation factor with extensive and complex biological activities. IL-6 has been reported to activate AMPK, while AMPK regulates mitochondrial biogenesis and autophagy. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of IL-6 in mitochondrial biogenesis using astrocytes under experimental septic condition and examined how IL-6/AMPK signaling pathway affected this process. METHODS: The primary cultures of cerebral cortical astrocytes were randomly allocated into six groups: control group, LPS+IFN-γ group, IL-6 group (LPS+IFN-γ+IL-6), C group (LPS+IFN-γ+IL-6+Compound C), siRNA group (LPS+IFN-γ+IL-6+IL-6R siRNA) and siRNA+C group (LPS+IFN-γ+IL-6+IL-6R siRNA+ Compound C)...
April 16, 2018: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673456/-intracerebroventricular-injection-of-mir-7-inhibits-secondary-brain-injury-induced-by-intracerebral-hemorrhage-via-egfr-stat3-pathway-in-rats
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Hong Qian, Ke Hu, Ming Xie, Heng Wu, Wenjun Li, Bin Wu, Rongyong Man, Meng Nie
Objective To observe the effects of microRNA-7 (miR-7) on intracerebral hemorrhage-induced brain injury in rats and explore the underlying mechanism. Methods Seventy-five SD rats were used to establish intracerebral hemorrhage model through injection of VII collagenase into the pallidum. These rats were then divided into control, miR-7 agomir, agomir control, miR-7 antagomir and antagomir control groups, containing 15 animals in each group. On day 2 after modeling, rats were injected with 10 μL of physiological saline, miR-7 agomir, agomir control, miR-7 antagomir and antagomir control via the lateral ventricle, respectively...
February 2018: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673365/human-central-nervous-system-astrocytes-support-survival-and-activation-of-b-cells-implications-for-ms-pathogenesis
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Hanane Touil, Antonia Kobert, Nathalie Lebeurrier, Aja Rieger, Philippe Saikali, Caroline Lambert, Lama Fawaz, Craig S Moore, Alexandre Prat, Jennifer Gommerman, Jack P Antel, Yasuto Itoyama, Ichiro Nakashima, Amit Bar-Or
BACKGROUND: The success of clinical trials of selective B cell depletion in patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) indicates B cells are important contributors to peripheral immune responses involved in the development of new relapses. Such B cell contribution to peripheral inflammation likely involves antibody-independent mechanisms. Of growing interest is the potential that B cells, within the MS central nervous system (CNS), may also contribute to the propagation of CNS-compartmentalized inflammation in progressive (non-relapsing) disease...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672844/longitudinal-positron-emission-tomography-imaging-of-glial-cell-activation-in-a-mouse-model-of-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-toward-identification-of-optimal-treatment-windows
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Duc-Loc Nguyen, Catriona Wimberley, Charles Truillet, Benoit Jego, Fabien Caillé, Géraldine Pottier, Raphaël Boisgard, Irène Buvat, Viviane Bouilleret
OBJECTIVE: Mesiotemporal lobe epilepsy is the most common type of drug-resistant partial epilepsy, with a specific history that often begins with status epilepticus due to various neurological insults followed by a silent period. During this period, before the first seizure occurs, a specific lesion develops, described as unilateral hippocampal sclerosis (HS). It is still challenging to determine which drugs, administered at which time point, will be most effective during the formation of this epileptic process...
April 19, 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672449/cortical-astrocytes-prime-the-induction-of-spine-plasticity-and-mirror-image-pain
#17
Tatsuya Ishikawa, Kei Eto, Sun Kwang Kim, Hiroaki Wake, Ikuko Takeda, Hiroshi Horiuchi, Andrew J Moorhouse, Hitoshi Ishibashi, Junichi Nabekura
Peripheral nerve injury causes maladaptive plasticity in the central nervous system and induces chronic pain. In addition to the injured limb, abnormal pain sensation can appear in the limb contralateral to the injury, called mirror image pain. Since synaptic remodeling in the primary somatosensory cortex (S1) has critical roles in the induction of chronic pain, cortical reorganization in the S1 ipsilateral to the injured limb may also accompany mirror image pain. To elucidate this, we conducted in vivo two-photon calcium imaging of neuron and astrocyte activity in the ipsilateral S1 following a peripheral nerve injury...
April 16, 2018: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671236/picroside-ii-attenuates-cci-induced-neuropathic-pain-in-rats-by-inhibiting-spinal-reactive-astrocyte-mediated-neuroinflammation-through-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
#18
Xiaolian Nong, Yuyan Lan
Reactive astrocyte-mediated neuroinflammatory responses in the spinal dorsal horn have been reported to play a pivotal role in pathological pain. Chronic constriction injury (CCI) enhances the activation of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB), which is involved in neuropathic pain (NP). Picroside II (PII), a major active component of Picrorhiza scrophulariiflora, has been investigated for its anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, and anti-apoptotic activities. Here, we explored the analgesic effects of PII on a model of CCI-induced NP and investigated the levels of the GFAP protein and the mRNA and protein levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines in the spinal cord, including interleukin-1β (IL-1β), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)...
April 18, 2018: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671042/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-reduces-astrogliosis-and-helps-to-recovery-brain-damage-in-hydrocephalic-young-rats
#19
Stephanya Covas da Silva, Omar Feres, Pâmella da Silva Beggiora, Hélio Rubens Machado, Rafael Menezes-Reis, João Eduardo Araújo, Ricardo Andrade Brandão, Luiza da Silva Lopes
PURPOSE: We investigated the possible beneficial effects that hyperbaric oxygen therapy could offer in different brain structures affected by ventriculomegaly in pup rats submitted to experimental hydrocephalus. METHODS: Seven-day-old Wistar rats were submitted to hydrocephalus by intracisternal injection of 10% kaolin into the cisterna magna. The animals were divided into four groups: control (n = 5); control with HBOT (3ATA/2 h/day) (n = 5); untreated hydrocephalic (n = 10); hydrocephalic treated with HBOT (3ATA/2 h/day) (n = 10)...
April 18, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670611/advances-in-biomarker-guided-therapy-for-pediatric-and-adult-onset-neuroinflammatory-disorders-targeting-chemokines-cytokines
#20
REVIEW
Michael R Pranzatelli
The concept and recognized components of "neuroinflammation" are expanding at the intersection of neurobiology and immunobiology. Chemokines (CKs), no longer merely necessary for immune cell trafficking and positioning, have multiple physiologic, developmental, and modulatory functionalities in the central nervous system (CNS) through neuron-glia interactions and other mechanisms affecting neurotransmission. They issue the "help me" cry of neurons and astrocytes in response to CNS injury, engaging invading lymphoid cells (T cells and B cells) and myeloid cells (dendritic cells, monocytes, and neutrophils) (adaptive immunity), as well as microglia and macrophages (innate immunity), in a cascade of events, some beneficial (reparative), others destructive (excitotoxic)...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
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