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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330302/controlled-dimerization-of-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-and-insulin-receptors-reveal-shared-and-distinct-activities-of-holo-and-hybrid-receptors
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Jingci Chen, Alison M Nagle, Yu-Fen Wang, David N Boone, Adrian V Lee
Breast cancer development and progression is influenced by insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1R) and insulin receptor (InsR) signaling that drive cancer phenotypes such as cell growth, proliferation, and migration. IGF1R and InsR form IGF1R/InsR hybrid receptors (HybR) consisting of one molecule of IGF1R and one molecule of InsR. The specific signaling and functions of HybR are largely unknown as HybR is activated by both IGF1 and insulin, and no cellular system expresses HybR in the absence of holo-IGF1R or holo-InsR...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328070/nerve-growth-factor-upregulates-sirtuin-1-expression-in-cholestasis-a-potential-therapeutic-target
#2
Ming-Shian Tsai, Po-Huang Lee, Cheuk-Kwan Sun, Ting-Chia Chiu, Yu-Chun Lin, I-Wei Chang, Po-Han Chen, Ying-Hsien Kao
This study investigated the regulatory role of nerve growth factor (NGF) in sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) expression in cholestatic livers. We evaluated the expression of NGF and its cognate receptors in human livers with hepatolithiasis and the effects of NGF therapy on liver injury and hepatic SIRT1 expression in a bile duct ligation (BDL) mouse model. Histopathological and molecular analyses showed that the hepatocytes of human diseased livers expressed NGF, proNGF (a precursor of NGF), TrkA and p75NTR, whereas only p75NTR was upregulated in hepatolithiasis, compared with non-hepatolithiasis livers...
January 12, 2018: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328022/-endometriosis-a-new-approach-to-etiology-and-pathogenesis-review
#3
A Solopova, A Makacarya, E Chukanova
Endometriosis is a dyshormonal immune-dependent genetically determined disease, which appears as an endometrioid tissue that grows outside the uterine. Endometriosis is one of the most urgent problems of medicine. To date, new concepts of the endometriosis etiology and pathogenesis have been developed, but, despite their abundance, there is no unified theory. Genetic and epigenetic factors result in changes in an expression of aromatase, steroidogenic factor 1, and estrogen receptors are suggested to be the main cause of endometriosis...
December 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325991/bothrops-jararaca-accessory-venom-gland-is-an-ancillary-source-of-toxins-to-the-snake
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Richard Hemmi Valente, Milene Schmidt Luna, Ursula Castro de Oliveira, Milton Yutaka Nishiyama-Junior, Inácio de Loiola Junqueira-de-Azevedo, José Antonio Portes-Junior, Patricia Bianca Clissa, Luciana Godoy Viana, Leonardo Sanches, Ana Maria Moura-da-Silva, Jonas Perales, Norma Yamanouye
In Viperidae snakes, it has been attributed to the main venom gland, a component of the venom gland apparatus, the function of synthesizing all venom toxins and storing them inside a basal-central lumen. However, the role of the accessory gland is still unknown. Here, we analyzed the proteome and the transcriptome of the accessory gland during venom production and secretion cycle. We showed that the accessory gland expresses and synthesizes toxins that are similar to those produced by the main venom gland such as C-type lectin/C-type lectin-like proteins, metalloproteinase, phospholipase A2, cysteine rich secretory protein, nerve growth factor, vascular endothelial growth factor, serine proteinase, and l-amino acid oxidase...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325937/histopathological-analysis-of-tamoxifen-on-epidural-fibrosis
#5
Yasar Ozturk, Ismail Bozkurt, Mesut Emre Yaman, Yahya Guvenc, Tolga Tolunay, Deniz Billur, Fatma Kubra Erbay, Salim Senturk, Gokhan Bozkurt
BACKGROUND: Epidural fibrosis is a challenging topic in spinal surgery. This phenomenon constitutes one of the the main reasons behind "post-laminectomy syndrome" or "failed-back surgery syndrome", which leads to persistent back and leg pain in association with compression and/or stretching the nerve root or the dura. The exact mechanism of action in epidural fibrosis is complex and remains uncertain. Excessive deposition of collagen, fibronectin, and dermatan sulfate known as "extracellular matrix", and decrease of tissue cellularity results in epidural fibrosis...
January 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325876/nogo-a-interacts-with-trka-to-alter-nerve-growth-factor-signaling-in-nogo-a-overexpressing-pc12-cells
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Robert G Farrer, Gwendolyn L Kartje
The Nogo-A protein, originally discovered as a potent myelin-associated inhibitor of neurite outgrowth, is also expressed by certain neurons, especially during development and after injury, but its role in neuronal function is not completely known. In this report, we overexpressed Nogo-A in PC12 cells to use as a model to identify potential neuronal signaling pathways affected by endogenously expressed Nogo-A. Unexpectedly, our results show that viability of Nogo-A-overexpressing cells was reduced progressively due to apoptotic cell death following NGF treatment, but only after 24 h...
January 8, 2018: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323053/roles-of-neural-stem-cells-in-the-repair-of-peripheral-nerve-injury
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Chong Wang, Chang-Feng Lu, Jiang Peng, Cheng-Dong Hu, Yu Wang
Currently, researchers are using neural stem cell transplantation to promote regeneration after peripheral nerve injury, as neural stem cells play an important role in peripheral nerve injury repair. This article reviews recent research progress of the role of neural stem cells in the repair of peripheral nerve injury. Neural stem cells can not only differentiate into neurons, astrocytes and oligodendrocytes, but can also differentiate into Schwann-like cells, which promote neurite outgrowth around the injury...
December 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323045/does-vitamin-c-have-the-ability-to-augment-the-therapeutic-effect-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-spinal-cord-injury
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Nesrine Salem, Mohamed Y Salem, Mohammed M Elmaghrabi, Moataz A Elawady, Mona A Elawady, Dina Sabry, Ashraf Shamaa, Abdel-Haleem H Elkasapy, Noha Ibrhim, Azza Elamir
Methylprednisolone (MP) is currently the only drug confirmed to exhibit a neuroprotective effect on acute spinal cord injury (SCI). Vitamin C (VC) is a natural water-soluble antioxidant that exerts neuroprotective effects through eliminating free radical damage to nerve cells. Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs), as multipotent stem cells, are promising candidates in SCI repair. To evaluate the therapeutic effects of MP, VC and BMMSCs on traumatic SCI, 80 adult male rats were randomly divided into seven groups: control, SCI (SCI induction by weight-drop method), MP (SCI induction, followed by administration of 30 mg/kg MP via the tail vein, once every other 6 hours, for five times), VC (SCI induction, followed by intraperitoneal administration of 100 mg/kg VC once a day, for 28 days), MP + VC (SCI induction, followed by administration of MP and VC as the former), BMMSCs (SCI induction, followed by injection of 3 × 106 BMMSCs at the injury site), and BMMSCs + VC (SCI induction, followed by BMMSCs injection and VC administration as the former)...
December 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322524/a-comprehensive-analysis-of-neurotrophins-and-neurotrophin-tyrosine-kinase-receptors-expression-during-development-of-zebrafish
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Valeria Nittoli, Rosa M Sepe, Ugo Coppola, Ylenia D'Agostino, Elena De Felice, Antonio Palladino, Quirino A Vassalli, Annamaria Locascio, Filomena Ristoratore, Antonietta Spagnuolo, Salvatore D'Aniello, Paolo Sordino
Neurotrophins (NTF) are a family of secreted nerve growth factors with affinity for tyrosine kinase (Ntrk) and p75 receptors. To fully understand the variety of developmental roles played by NTFs, it is critical to know when and where genes encoding individual ligands and receptors are transcribed. Identification of ntf and ntrk transcripts in zebrafish development remains to be fully characterized for further uncovering the potential function(s) of the NTF signal transduction pathway. Here, we conducted a systematic analysis of the expression profiles of four ntf and five ntrk genes during zebrafish development using whole-mount in situ hybridization...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320631/thermoresponsive-co-biodegradable-linear-dendritic-nanoparticles-for-sustained-release-of-nerve-growth-factor-to-promote-neurite-outgrowth
#10
Young Shin Kim, Muhammad Gulfam, Tao L Lowe
Thermo-responsive and biodegradable linear-dendritic nanoparticles containing poly(N-isopropylacrylamide), poly(L-lactic acid) and poly(L-lysine) dendron were investigated for sustained release of nerve growth factor (NGF) in response to temperature change. The nanoparticles and their degradants were not cytotoxic to neuron-like PC12 cells for at least one month. The nanoparticles were preferentially taken up by PC12 cells 6 to 13 times more at temperature above (37 °C) than below (25 °C) the lower critical solution temperature of the nanoparticles...
January 10, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311515/secoiridoid-glycosides-from-the-twigs-of-ligustrum-obtusifolium-possess-anti-inflammatory-and-neuroprotective-effects
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Won Se Suh, Oh Kil Kwon, Tae Hyun Lee, Lalita Subedi, Sun Yeou Kim, Kang Ro Lee
Two new secoiridoid glycosides, obtusifolisides A and B (1, 2), together with 7 known secoiridoid glycosides (3-9) were isolated from the twigs of Ligustrum obtusifolium. The chemical structures of new compounds were determined by a spectroscopic data analysis, including one and two dimensional (1D-, 2D)-NMR, High resolution-MS, and experiments involving chemical reactions. The isolated secoiridoid glycosides were evaluated for their anti-inflammatory effects in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated BV-2 murine microglia cells...
2018: Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306933/mechanisms-and-treatment-of-painful-neuromas
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Changfeng Lu, Xun Sun, Chong Wang, Yu Wang, Jiang Peng
A painful neuroma is a common complication of a peripheral nerve injury or amputation, and it can cause tremendous pain that is resistant to most analgesics. Furthermore, painful neuromas have a high postoperative recurrence rate. Painful neuromas are often accompanied by functional disorders, drastically reducing the patient's quality of life. Several pathophysiological mechanisms have been proposed to explain this type of neuropathic pain, including peripheral and central sensitisation and the involvement of nerve growth factor, α-smooth muscle actin, the cannabinoid CB2 receptor and structural changes in neuroma fibres...
January 8, 2018: Reviews in the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306256/isolation-and-culture-of-adult-mouse-vestibular-nucleus-neurons
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Aydın Him, Serap Altuntaş, Gürkan Öztürk, Ender Erdoğan, Nureddin Cengiz
Background/aim: Isolated cell cultures are widely used to study neuronal properties due to their advantages. Although embryonic animals are preferred for culturing, their morphological or electrophysiological properties may not reflect adult neurons, which may be important in neurodegenerative diseases. This paper aims to develop a method for preparing isolated cell cultures of medial vestibular nucleus (MVN) from adult mice and describe its morphological and electrophysiological properties.Materials and methods: Vestibular nucleus neurons were mechanically and enzymatically isolated and cultured using a defined medium with known growth factors...
December 19, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301234/the-effect-of-coatings-and-nerve-growth-factor-on-attachment-and-differentiation-of-pheochromocytoma-cells
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Anna Orlowska, Pallale Tharushi Perera, Mohammad Al Kobaisi, Andre Dias, Huu Khuong Duy Nguyen, Shahram Ghanaati, Vladimir Baulin, Russell J Crawford, Elena P Ivanova
Cellular attachment plays a vital role in the differentiation of pheochromocytoma (PC12) cells. PC12 cells are noradrenergic clonal cells isolated from the adrenal medulla of Rattus norvegicus and studied extensively as they have the ability to differentiate into sympathetic neuron-like cells. The effect of several experimental parameters including (i) the concentration of nerve growth factor (NGF); (ii) substratum coatings, such as poly-L-lysine (PLL), fibronectin (Fn), and laminin (Lam); and (iii) double coatings composed of PLL/Lam and PLL/Fn on the differentiation process of PC12 cells were studied...
December 31, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299357/the-correlations-between-serum-amphiregulin-and-other-clinicopathological-factors-in-colorectal-cancer
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Chawalit Chayangsu, Siriporn Khunsri, Virote Sriuranpong, Suebpong Tanasanvimon
Background: Amphiregulin (AREG) is one of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) ligands and plays the important roles in tumor progression and metastasis. Upregulation of AREG in colorectal cancer (CRC) tissues has been shown to correlate with depth of tumor invasion, nerve invasion and liver metastasis. We sought to investigate a correlation of serum AREG in CRC with clinicopathological parameters. Methods: Patients with CRC receiving treatment at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital during August 2013 to March 2014 were enrolled...
December 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298514/increased-calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-and-macrophages-are-involved-in-astragalus-membranaceus-mediated-peripheral-nerve-regeneration-in-rats
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Chung-Chia Chen, Ling-Chuan Chang, Chun-Hsu Yao, Yuan-Man Hsu, Jia-Horng Lin, Tse-Yen Yang, Yung-Hsiang Chen, Yueh-Sheng Chen
Astragalus membranaceus (AM) is one of 50 fundamental herbs in traditional Chinese medicine. Previous studies have shown that AM extract can be a potential nerve growth-promoting factor, being beneficial for the growth of peripheral nerve axons. We further investigated the effects of AM extract on regeneration in a rat sciatic nerve transection model. Rats were divided into three groups ([Formula: see text]): normal saline (intraperitoneal) as the control, and 1.5[Formula: see text]g/kg or 3.0[Formula: see text]g/kg of AM extract (every other day for four weeks), respectively...
January 3, 2018: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298474/current-pharmacologic-approaches-in-painful-bladder-research-an-update
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REVIEW
Karl-Erik Andersson, Lori Birder
The symptoms of interstitial cystitis (IC)/bladder pain syndrome (BPS) may have multiple causes and involve many contributing factors. Traditional treatments (intravesical instillations) have had a primary focus on the bladder as origin of symptoms without adequately considering the potential influence of other local (pelvic) or systemic factors. Systemic pharmacological treatments have had modest success. A contributing factor to the low efficacy is the lack of phenotyping the patients. Individualized treatment based on is desirable, but further phenotype categorization is needed...
December 2017: International Neurourology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298466/urinary-nerve-growth-factor-as-a-potential-biomarker-of-treatment-outcomes-in-overactive-bladder-patients
#18
Yoon Seok Suh, Kwang Jin Ko, Tae Heon Kim, Hyo Serk Lee, Hyun Hwan Sung, Won Jin Cho, Kyu-Sung Lee
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate urinary nerve growth factor (NGF) as a biomarker of treatment efficacy and recurrence in overactive bladder (OAB) patients. METHODS: We enrolled 189 OAB subjects who visited our outpatient clinic from February 2010 to February 2015. All subjects with OAB received antimuscarinic treatment. A 3-day voiding diary and questionnaire were collected from each patient. Urinary levels of NGF were evaluated at baseline, the beginning of antimuscarinic treatment, and the end of antimuscarinic treatment...
December 2017: International Neurourology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288797/peripheral-synthesis-of-an-atypical-protein-kinase-c-mediates-the-enhancement-of-excitability-and-the-development-of-mechanical-hyperalgesia-produced-by-nerve-growth-factor
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Joanne Kays, Yi Hong Zhang, Alla Khorodova, Gary Strichartz, Grant D Nicol
Nerve growth factor plays a key role in the initiation as well as the prolonged heightened pain sensitivity of the inflammatory response. Previously, we showed that NGF rapidly augmented both the excitability of isolated rat sensory neurons and the mechanical sensitivity of the rat's hind paw. The increase in excitability and sensitivity were blocked by the myristolated pseudosubstrate inhibitor of atypical PKCs (mPSI), suggesting that an atypical PKC may play a key regulatory role in generating this heightened sensitivity...
December 27, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286154/possible-role-of-mir-204-in-optic-nerve-injury-through-the-regulation-of-gap-43
#20
Nanye Wang, Wenyan Yang, Tingting Xiao, Zhenzhong Miao, Wenbin Luo, Zhipeng You, Guodong Li
Optic nerve injury is a common disease. The present study aimed to examine the possible role of microRNA‑204 (miR‑204) in optic nerve injury through the regulation of growth‑associated protein-43 (GAP‑43). Initially, optic nerve injury models were established in Sprague‑Dawley (SD) rats, and the function of miR‑204 was either enhanced or inhibited through injection of miR‑204 mimic and inhibitor, respectively. Subsequently, the mRNA and protein levels of miR‑204, GAP‑43, toll‑like receptor 4 (TLR4), myeloid differentiation factor 88 (MyD88) and nuclear factor‑κB (NF‑κB) were examined in retinal tissues using reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blot analyses...
December 22, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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