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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915971/genotrophic-effect-of-neurotrophins-restart-of-%C3%AE-cell-regeneration-in-diabetes-mellitus
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Mariyana G Hristova
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is an epidemic worldwide and a proved risk factor for cardiovascular complications. In 89% of the cases, it deals, in fact, with metabolic syndrome of multifactorial etiopathogenesis. This paradigm has been generalized by the neurotrophic theory emphasizing the role of hyponeurotrophinemia of key factor. Both type 2 diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome are characterized by insulin resistance and pancreatic β-cell damage. Cyclic keeping the fast enhances plasma neurotrophin levels...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915606/proteolytic-cleavages-in-the-extracellular-domain-of-receptor-tyrosine-kinases-by-membrane-associated-serine-proteases
#2
Li-Mei Chen, Karl X Chai
The epithelial extracellular membrane-associated serine proteases matriptase, hepsin, and prostasin are proteolytic modifying enzymes of the extracellular domain (ECD) of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). Matriptase also cleaves the ECD of the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2) and the angiopoietin receptor Tie2. In this study we tested the hypothesis that these serine proteases may cleave the ECD of additional receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs). We co-expressed the proteases in an epithelial cell line with Her2, Her3, Her4, insulin receptor (INSR), insulin-like growth factor I receptor (IGF-1R), the platelet-derived growth factor receptors (PDGFRs) α and β, or nerve growth factor receptor A (TrkA)...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910445/corneal-epithelium-derived-neurotrophic-factors-promote-nerve-regeneration
#3
Guohu Di, Xia Qi, Xiaowen Zhao, Songmei Zhang, Patrik Danielson, Qingjun Zhou
Purpose: To explore the neurotrophic factor expression in corneal epithelium and evaluate their effects on the trigeminal ganglion (TG) neurite outgrowth and corneal nerve regeneration in mice. Methods: The expression of neurotrophic factors was compared among the intact, regenerating, and regenerated mouse corneal epithelium. Mouse primary TG neurons were treated with the conditioned medium of mouse corneal epithelial cells. Nerve growth factor (NGF) neutralizing antibody and glial cell-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) neutralizing antibody were used to evaluate their roles in mouse corneal nerve regeneration and TG neurite outgrowth...
September 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904869/high-glucose-stimulates-expression-of-aldosterone-synthase-cyp11b2-and-secretion-of-aldosterone-in-human-adrenal-cells
#4
Hiroki Shimada, Naotaka Kogure, Erika Noro, Masataka Kudo, Kaori Sugawara, Ikuko Sato, Kyoko Shimizu, Makoto Kobayashi, Dai Suzuki, Rehana Parvin, Takako Saito-Ito, Akira Uruno, Akiko Saito-Hakoda, William E Rainey, Sadayoshi Ito, Atsushi Yokoyama, Akira Sugawara
Aldosterone synthase is the key rate-limiting enzyme in adrenal aldosterone production, and induction of its gene (CYP11B2) results in the progression of hypertension. As hypertension is a frequent complication among patients with diabetes, we set out to elucidate the link between diabetes mellitus and hypertension. We examined the effects of high glucose on CYP11B2 expression and aldosterone production using human adrenal H295R cells and a stable H295R cell line expressing a CYP11B2 5'-flanking region/luciferase cDNA chimeric construct...
September 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903938/atrial-fibrillation-in-acute-obstructive-sleep-apnea-autonomic-nervous-mechanism-and-modulation
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Lilei Yu, Xuefei Li, Bing Huang, Xiaoya Zhou, Menglong Wang, Liping Zhou, Guannan Meng, Yuhong Wang, Zhenya Wang, Jielin Deng, Hong Jiang
BACKGROUND: The mechanisms of atrial fibrillation (AF) induced by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are not completely understood. This study investigated the roles of the intrinsic and extrinsic cardiac autonomic nervous system in OSA-induced AF and provided noninvasive autonomic nervous modulation for the suppression of OSA-induced AF by using low-level transcutaneous electrical stimulation (LL-TS) of the auricular branch of the vagus nerve at the tragus. METHODS AND RESULTS: Eighteen dogs received tracheostomy under general anesthesia and were randomly divided into 3 groups: the OSA group (OSA was simulated via clamping of the endotracheal tube at end expiration for 1...
September 13, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902350/trophic-and-neurotrophic-factors-in-human-pituitary-adenomas-review
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Marialuisa Spoletini, Samanta Taurone, Mario Tombolini, Antonio Minni, Giancarlo Altissimi, Venceslao Wierzbicki, Felice Giangaspero, Pier Paolo Parnigotto, Marco Artico, Lia Bardella, Enzo Agostinelli, Francesco Saverio Pastore
The pituitary gland is an organ that functionally connects the hypothalamus with the peripheral organs. The pituitary gland is an important regulator of body homeostasis during development, stress, and other processes. Pituitary adenomas are a group of tumors arising from the pituitary gland: they may be subdivided in functional or non-functional, depending on their hormonal activity. Some trophic and neurotrophic factors seem to play a key role in the development and maintenance of the pituitary function and in the regulation of hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenocortical axis activity...
October 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902181/platelet-derived-growth-factor-receptor-alpha-positive-cells-a-new-cell-type-in-the-human-ureteropelvic-junction
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Manuela Hunziker, Anne-Marie O'Donnell, Prem Puri
BACKGROUND: Ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction is the most common cause of congenital hydronephrosis. Normal ureteral motility requires coordinated interaction between neurons, smooth muscle cells (SMCs), and interstitial Cajal-like cells (IC-LCs). Recently, a new type of interstitial cell, platelet-derived growth factor receptor α-positive (PDGFRα(+)) cells, was discovered in the gastrointestinal tract and bladder.MethodsWe used immunohistochemistry to study PDGFRα protein distribution in normal human UPJ and congenital UPJ obstruction...
September 13, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901508/a-novel-method-for-obtaining-highly-enriched-schwann-cell-populations-from-mature-monkey-nerves-based-on-in-vitro-pre%C3%A2-degeneration
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Gangyang Wang, Zhengwen Ma, Lingling Cao, Guofeng Yan, Yang Wang, Yuqing Jin, Hua Shen, Yiping Zhang, Xiaoming Xu, Xuejin Chen, Zunli Shen
Schwann cells (SCs) are indispensable for cell therapy and tissue engineering of the peripheral nervous system. Easy access to activated, highly proliferative SCs is necessary for clinical applications. The present study developed a fast, efficient method for obtaining highly purified SCs from the peripheral nerve of a mature Rhesus monkey. The common peroneal nerves of 4‑year‑old Rhesus monkeys were harvested and subjected to in vitro pre‑degeneration in a modified SC culture medium (SCCM). The nerve pieces were subsequently treated enzymatically to dissociate the cells and then cultured for 2 days in SCCM...
September 5, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894469/ex-vivo-expansion-of-human-limbal-epithelial-cells-using-human-placenta-derived-and-umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#9
Sang Min Nam, Yong-Sun Maeng, Eung Kweon Kim, Kyoung Yul Seo, Helen Lew
Ex vivo culture of human limbal epithelial cells (LECs) is used to treat limbal stem cell (LSC) deficiency, a vision loss condition, and suitable culture systems using feeder cells or serum without animal elements have been developed. This study evaluated the use of human umbilical cord or placenta mesenchymal stem cells (C-MSCs or P-MSCs, resp.) as feeder cells in an animal/serum-free coculture system with human LECs. C-/P-MSCs stimulated LEC colony formation of the stem cell markers (p63, ABCG2) and secreted known LEC clonal growth factors (keratinocyte growth factor, β-nerve growth factor)...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894435/neuroactive-steroids-receptor-interactions-and-responses
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REVIEW
Kald Beshir Tuem, Tesfay Mehari Atey
Neuroactive steroids (NASs) are naturally occurring steroids, which are synthesized centrally as de novo from cholesterol and are classified as pregnane, androstane, and sulfated neurosteroids (NSs). NASs modulate many processes via interacting with gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), N-methyl-d-aspartate, serotonin, voltage-gated calcium channels, voltage-dependent anion channels, α-adrenoreceptors, X-receptors of the liver, transient receptor potential channels, microtubule-associated protein 2, neurotrophin nerve growth factor, and σ1 receptors...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894299/dhea-inhibits-acute-microglia-mediated-inflammation-through-activation-of-the-trka-akt1-2-creb-jmjd3-pathway
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V I Alexaki, G Fodelianaki, A Neuwirth, C Mund, A Kourgiantaki, E Ieronimaki, K Lyroni, M Troullinaki, C Fujii, W Kanczkowski, A Ziogas, M Peitzsch, S Grossklaus, B Sönnichsen, A Gravanis, S R Bornstein, I Charalampopoulos, C Tsatsanis, T Chavakis
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is the most abundant circulating steroid hormone in humans, produced by the adrenals, the gonads and the brain. DHEA was previously shown to bind to the nerve growth factor receptor, tropomyosin-related kinase A (TrkA), and to thereby exert neuroprotective effects. Here we show that DHEA reduces microglia-mediated inflammation in an acute lipopolysaccharide-induced neuro-inflammation model in mice and in cultured microglia in vitro. DHEA regulates microglial inflammatory responses through phosphorylation of TrkA and subsequent activation of a pathway involving Akt1/Akt2 and cAMP response element-binding protein...
September 12, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890869/multifunctional-biomimetic-spinal-cord-new-approach-to-repair-spinal-cord-injuries
#12
REVIEW
Yang Liu, Qian Li, Bin Zhang, De-Xiang Ban, Shi-Qing Feng
The incidence of spinal cord injury (SCI) has been gradually increasing, and the treatment has troubled the medical field all the time. Primary and secondary injuries ultimately lead to nerve impulse conduction block. Microglia and astrocytes excessively accumulate and proliferate to form the glial scar. At present, to reduce the effect of glial scar on nerve regeneration is a hot spot in the research on the treatment of SCI. According to the preliminary experiments, we would like to provide a new bionic spinal cord to reduce the negative effect of glial scar on nerve regeneration...
August 20, 2017: World Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887537/lngfr-targets-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-and-promotes-the-osteogenic-differentiation-in-rat-ectomesenchymal-stem-cells
#13
Gang Li, Junyu Liu, Yingying Wang, Kun Yang, Manzhu Zhao, Yong Xiao, Xiujie Wen, Luchuan Liu
Considerable evidence has shown that the Wnt/β-catenin pathway is involved in osteogenic differentiation in various stem cells. However, the role of Wnt/β-catenin pathway in regulating the osteogenic differentiation of rat ectomesenchymal stem cells (EMSCs), which are considered to be the progenitors of dental mesenchymal stem cells, remains unknown. In this study, we demonstrated that nuclear β-catenin was upregulated during EMSC osteogenic differentiation. The Wnt signalling inhibitor IWR-1-endo inhibited EMSC osteogenic differentiation, while the Wnt signalling agonist SKL2001 promoted it...
September 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887094/salvianolic-acids-for-injection-safi-promotes-functional-recovery-and-neurogenesis-via-sonic-hedgehog-pathway-after-stroke-in-mice
#14
Ye Zhang, Xiangjian Zhang, Lili Cui, Rong Chen, Cong Zhang, Yaoru Li, Tingting He, Xingyuan Zhu, Zuyuan Shen, Lipeng Dong, Jingru Zhao, Ya Wen, Xiufen Zheng, Pan Li
There is a pressing need of developing approaches for delayed post-stroke therapy for patients who fail to receive thrombolysis within the narrow time window. Neuroprotection of Salvianolic Acids for Injection (SAFI) for cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury in acute phase has been well documented. The current study was to determine the influence of SAFI at the subacute phase after stroke in mice, and to elucidate the underlying mechanisms. Adult male C57BL/6 mice were subjected to permanent occlusion of the distal middle cerebral artery (dMCAO), followed by daily intraperitoneal injection of SAFI 24 h after stroke for 14 days...
September 5, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887013/morphine-exposure-and-maternal-deprivation-during-the-early-postnatal-period-alter-neuromotor-development-and-nerve-growth-factor-levels
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Carla de Oliveira, Vanessa L Scarabelot, Rafael Vercelino, Natalia P Silveira, Lauren N S Adachi, Gabriela G Regner, Lisiane S Silva, Isabel Cristina de Macedo, Andressa de Souza, Wolnei Caumo, Iraci L S Torres
The objective of this study was to verify whether repeated morphine administration and maternal deprivation in early life alter neurobehavioral development and central nerve growth factor (NGF) levels. A total of 58 male Wistar rat pups were used in our study. From postnatal day 1 (P1), litters were daily deprived of their mother for 3hours; this was continued for the first 10days of life. Animals were divided into 5 groups: total control (C), did not receive any intervention; saline (S), received saline solution; morphine (M), received morphine; deprived-saline group (DS), were subjected to maternal deprivation and received saline solution; and deprived-morphine (DM), were subjected to maternal deprivation and received morphine...
September 5, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885690/global-analysis-of-gene-expression-profiles-in-the-submandibular-salivary-gland-of-klotho-knockout-mice
#16
Sung-Min Kwon, Soo-A Kim, Jung-Hoon Yoon, Jong-In Yook, Sang-Gun Ahn
Salivary dysfunction commonly occurs in many older adults and is considered a physiological phenomenon. However, the genetic changes in salivary glands during aging have not been characterized. The present study analyzed the gene expression profile in salivary glands from accelerated aging klotho deficient mice (klotho -/-, 4 weeks old). Microarray analysis showed that 195 genes were differentially expressed (z-score > 2 in two independent arrays) in klotho null mice compared to wild-type mice. Importantly, alpha2-Na(+) /K(+) -ATPase (Atp1a2), Ca(2+) -ATPase (Atp2a1), epidermal growth factor (EGF), and nerve growth factor (NGF), which have been suggested to be regulators of submandibular salivary gland function, were significantly decreased...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885122/clinicopathological-variables-of-sporadic-schwannomas-of-peripheral-nerve-in-291-patients-and-expression-of-biologically-relevant-markers
#17
Eric D Young, Davis Ingram, William Metcalf-Doetsch, Dilshad Khan, Ghadah Al Sannaa, Francois Le Loarer, Alexander J F Lazar, John Slopis, Keila E Torres, Dina Lev, Raphael E Pollock, Ian E McCutcheon
OBJECTIVE While sporadic peripheral schwannomas (SPSs) are generally well treated with surgery, their biology is not well understood. Consequently, treatment options are limited. The aim of this study was to provide a comprehensive description of SPS. The authors describe clinicopathological features and treatment outcomes of patients harboring these tumors, and they assess expression of biomarkers using a clinically annotated tissue microarray. Together, these data give new insight into the biology and management of SPS...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882597/the-acute-and-chronic-effects-of-intravitreal-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-injections-on-intraocular-pressure-a-review
#18
REVIEW
Peter Bracha, Nicholas A Moore, Thomas A Ciulla, Darrell WuDunn, Louis B Cantor
The acute and chronic effects of repeated intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) injections on intraocular pressure (IOP) have not been fully characterized and the development of sustained ocular hypertension could adversely affect patients who are at risk of glaucomatous optic neuropathy. As expected, volume-driven, acute ocular hypertension immediately follows intravitreal injection, but this pressure elevation is generally transient and well-tolerated. Several medications have been investigated to limit acute ocular hypertension following anti-VEGF therapy, but the benefits of pretreatment are not conclusive...
September 4, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882303/digital-quantification-of-neurite-outgrowth-and-retraction-by-phase-contrast-microscopy-a-tau-perspective
#19
Brett Cook, Duncan Proctor, Rachel Bromberg, Nichole E LaPointe, Stuart C Feinstein, Leslie Wilson
The proper organization and function of the mammalian nervous system relies on neuronal processes or "neurites," extended morphological projections that include axons and dendrites. Tau is a structural microtubule-associated protein that is widely expressed in the nervous system that mediates the establishment of cell polarity, neurite outgrowth, and axonal transport. A useful model for studying the establishment and maintenance of these neuronal structures are rat neuronal PC12 cells, which can be induced to express tau and project neurites by treating the cells with nerve growth factor...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881783/effect-and-mechanism-of-inhibition-of-pi3k-akt-mtor-signal-pathway-on-chronic-neuropathic-pain-and-spinal-microglia-in-a-rat-model-of-chronic-constriction-injury
#20
Jian-Rong Guo, Huan Wang, Xiao-Ju Jin, Dong-Lin Jia, Xun Zhou, Qiang Tao
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effects of inhibition of PI3K/Akt/mTOR signal pathway on chronic neuropathic pain (CNP) and spinal microglia in a rat model of chronic constriction injury (CCI). METHODS: Male SD rats were assigned into control, sham, CCI, wortmannin, dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and wortmannin-positive control groups. Paw withdrawal mechanical threshold (PWMT) and thermal withdrawal latency (TWL) were recorded. qRT-PCR and Western blotting were used to detect PI3K, Akt and mTOR expressions and their phosphorylation...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
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