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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647554/conditional-loss-of-progranulin-in-neurons-is-not-sufficient-to-cause-neuronal-ceroid-lipofuscinosis-like-neuropathology-in-mice
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Terri L Petkau, Jake Blanco, Blair R Leavitt
Progranulin deficiency due to heterozygous null mutations in the GRN gene is a common cause of familial frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD), while homozygous loss-of-function GRN mutations cause neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL). Aged progranulin-knockout mice display highly exaggerated lipofuscinosis, microgliosis, and astrogliosis, as well as mild cell loss in specific brain regions. Progranulin is a secreted glycoprotein expressed in both neurons and microglia, but not astrocytes, in the brain. We generated conditional progranulin-knockout mice that lack progranulin in nestin-expressing cells (Nes-cKO mice), which include most neurons as well as astrocytes...
June 21, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647374/overexpression-of-dentin-matrix-protein-1-in-nestin-cells-causes-bone-loss-in-mouse-long-bone
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Min Pan, Yuteng Weng, Yao Sun
The well-known matrix protein Dentin matrix protein 1 (DMP1) is expressed by osteoblasts and osteocytes in bone, and it controls bone mineralization. Recently, it has been found that DMP1 is also expressed in other cell types, such as chondrocytes. Nestin(+) cells are one important type of progenitor cell in bone marrow and are associated with bone remodeling. In our preliminary experiment, DMP1 could also be detected in Nestin(+) cells in bone marrow. This study was designed to explore the effect on bone of DMP1 in Nestin(+) cells...
June 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642362/regulation-of-rhoa-by-stat3-coordinates-glial-scar-formation
#3
Francois Renault-Mihara, Masahiko Mukaino, Munehisa Shinozaki, Hiromi Kumamaru, Satoshi Kawase, Matthieu Baudoux, Toshiki Ishibashi, Soya Kawabata, Yuichiro Nishiyama, Keiko Sugai, Kaori Yasutake, Seiji Okada, Masaya Nakamura, Hideyuki Okano
Understanding how the transcription factor signal transducer and activator of transcription-3 (STAT3) controls glial scar formation may have important clinical implications. We show that astrocytic STAT3 is associated with greater amounts of secreted MMP2, a crucial protease in scar formation. Moreover, we report that STAT3 inhibits the small GTPase RhoA and thereby controls actomyosin tonus, adhesion turnover, and migration of reactive astrocytes, as well as corralling of leukocytes in vitro. The inhibition of RhoA by STAT3 involves ezrin, the phosphorylation of which is reduced in STAT3-CKO astrocytes...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642339/establishment-of-a-novel-three-dimensional-primary-culture-model-for-hippocampal-neurogenesis
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Tatsuya Usui, Masashi Sakurai, Hideyoshi Kawasaki, Takashi Ohama, Hideyuki Yamawaki, Koichi Sato
New neurons are generated in the adult hippocampus throughout life and contribute to the functions of learning and memory. Nevertheless, the mechanisms by which disrupted neurogenesis regulates central nervous system (CNS) disorders are not fully understood. Here, we established a novel 3D culture system of hippocampal neurogenesis using air liquid interface (ALI) culture and Matrigel culture from mouse hippocampus tissues. After isolated mouse hippocampus tissue fragments were seeded into ALI wells and cultured in stemness-stimulated media containing Wnt, EGF, Noggin and R-spondin for 7 days, small spheres gradually appeared in the tissues...
June 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641285/role-of-glycyrrhizin-in-the-reduction-of-inflammation-in-diabetic-kidney-disease
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Vikram Thakur, Syeda Nargis, Mayra Gonzalez, Swetak Pradhan, Daniel Terreros, Munmun Chattopadhyay
BACKGROUND: Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is one of the most debilitating complications of type 2 diabetes. Recent evidence suggests chronic inflammation to be one of the causal factors of DKD. The mechanisms entailed are not completely elucidated except that a variety of cytokines play a major role in this process. High mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) is a pro-inflammatory toll-like receptor-4 (TLR4)-binding cytokine that is involved in inflammation-associated gene expression. This investigation was designed to assess the involvement of HMGB1, TLR-4, and nuclear factor (NF)-κB in the development of DKD and to evaluate that whether blocking HMGB1 by its natural inhibitor Glycyrrhizin (GLC) can reduce the progression of the disease...
June 23, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639131/mirna-signature-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-vascularization-how-the-controls-can-influence-the-signature
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Silvia Fittipaldi, Francesco Vasuri, Sonia Bonora, Alessio Degiovanni, Giacomo Santandrea, Alessandro Cucchetti, Laura Gramantieri, Luigi Bolondi, Antonia D'Errico
BACKGROUND: miRNA deregulation and vascular modifications constitute promising predictors in the study of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In the literature, the relative miRNA abundance in HCC is usually determined using as control non-matched tumoral tissue, healthy liver, or cirrhotic liver. However, a common standard RNA control for the normalization toward the tissue gene expression was not settled yet. AIM: To assess the differences existing in the quantitative miRNA gene expression in HCC on tissue according to two different liver controls...
June 21, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637014/a-combination-of-valproic-acid-sodium-salt-chir99021-e-616452-tranylcypromine-and-3-deazaneplanocin-a-causes-stem-cell-like-characteristics-in-cancer-cells
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Shuang Sha, Yuanfen Zhai, Chengzhao Lin, Heyong Wang, Qing Chang, Shuang Song, Mingqiang Ren, Gentao Liu
Many studies are based on the hypothesis that recurrence and drug resistance in lung carcinoma are due to a subpopulation of cancer stem-like cells (CSLCs) in solid tumors. Therefore it is crucial to screen for and recognize lung CSLCs. In this study, we stimulated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) A549 cells to display stem cell-like characteristics using a combination of five small molecule compounds. The putative A549 stem cells activated an important CSLC marker, CD133 protein, as well multiple CSLC-related genes including ATP-binding cassette transporter G2 (ABCG2), C-X-C chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR4), NESTIN, and BMI1...
June 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634469/alexander-disease-mutations-produce-cells-with-coexpression-of-glial-fibrillary-acidic-protein-and-ng2-in-neurosphere-cultures-and-inhibit-differentiation-into-mature-oligodendrocytes
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Ulises Gómez-Pinedo, Maria Salomé Sirerol-Piquer, María Durán-Moreno, José Manuel García-Verdugo, Jorge Matias-Guiu
BACKGROUND: Alexander disease (AxD) is a rare disease caused by mutations in the gene encoding glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP). The disease is characterized by presence of GFAP aggregates in the cytoplasm of astrocytes and loss of myelin. OBJECTIVES: Determine the effect of AxD-related mutations on adult neurogenesis. METHODS: We transfected different types of mutant GFAP into neurospheres using the nucleofection technique. RESULTS: We find that mutations may cause coexpression of GFAP and NG2 in neurosphere cultures, which would inhibit the differentiation of precursors into oligodendrocytes and thus explain the myelin loss occurring in the disease...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627669/recovery-of-spinal-cord-injury-following-electroacupuncture-in-rats-through-enhancement-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
#9
Junfeng Zhang, Shisheng Li, Yaochi Wu
Electroacupuncture (EA) has been demonstrated to promote the functional recovery of neurons following spinal cord injury (SCI); however, the mechanisms underlying its effects have yet to be elucidated. The Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway has been implicated in the regulation of the balance between growth, proliferation and differentiation of neural precursor cells. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of EA therapy on Wnt/β‑catenin‑regulated gene expression and neuronal recovery in rats with SCI...
June 19, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624824/effect-of-tnf-%C3%AE-inhibition-on-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-neurological-function-recovery-after-spinal-cord-injury-via-the-wnt-signaling-pathway-in-a-rat-model
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Ren-Jun Peng, Bing Jiang, Xi-Ping Ding, He Huang, Yi-Wei Liao, Gang Peng, Quan Cheng, Jian Xi
AIM: The present study aimed to examine the effect of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) inhibition on bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) in neurological function recovery after spinal cord injury (SCI) via the Wnt signaling pathway in a rat model. METHODS: The rat model of SCI was established using Allen's method. Seventy-two adult male Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were randomly assigned into 4 groups (18 rats in each group): the sham control group, saline control group, BMSCs group (injection with BMSCs at the injured site) and BMSCs + TNF-α group (injection with BMSCs under TNF-α treatment at the injured site)...
June 15, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621170/therapeutic-efficacy-of-multipotent-adult-progenitor-cells-versus-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
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Saurabh Pratap Singh, Sachin Hanumantrao Jadhav, Chandra Prakash Chaturvedi, Soniya Nityanand
AIM: In this study, we have evaluated the therapeutic efficacy of mouse multipotent adult progenitor cells (mMAPCs) in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model of multiple sclerosis, and compared it with mouse mesenchymal stem cells (mMSCs). MATERIALS & METHODS: We administered PKH26-labeled mMAPC and mMSC into EAE mice and evaluated their therapeutic efficacy. RESULTS: The mMAPC-treated mice in comparison with the mMSC group exhibited a higher suppression of EAE (p < 0...
June 16, 2017: Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616913/-the-effect-of-exogenous-recombinant-hmgb1-on-neural-stem-cells-and-related-mechanism
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Hui-Min Zhang, Bo Wu, Tian Cao, Yu-Ying Yan, Ming Liu
OBJECTIVES: To explore the effect of exogenous recombinant high mobility group protein box1 (rHMGB1) on proliferation and differentiation of neural stem cells (NSCs) and the related mechanism. METHODS: SD rat cerebral cortex cells were cultured in serum-free medium, extending the culture and purification of neural stem cells. NSCs were identified by detecting nestin-label with immunofluorescence method.The NSCs proliferation activity after adding different concentrations of rHMGB1 was determined by CCK-8 assay and the optimal concentration of rHMGB1 for the follow-up experiments was selected...
May 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615040/immunohistochemical-and-immunocytochemical-study-of-mechanoreceptors-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-with-the-remnant-preserving-technique-using-achilles-tendon-allografts
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Keun Churl Chun, Sung Hyun Lee, Jeong Woo Kim, Eun Jung Jin, Kwang Mee Kim, Churl Hong Chun
BACKGROUND: Attempts have been made to validate the significance of remnant preservation with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using immunohistochemical and immunocytochemical techniques. The purpose of this study was to examine the expression of mechanoreceptors in the remnant tissue of ACL reconstruction performed with the remnant-preserving technique. METHODS: Tissue samples were obtained from 10 patients who underwent ACL reconstruction with the remnant-preserving technique...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614773/assessment-of-neurotoxicity-of-pharmacological-compounds-during-early-neural-development-of-human-embryonic-stem-cells
#14
H Y Kang, E J Hong, H S Kang, C Ahn, E B Jeung
Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs), with the potential for differentiation, have been used to evaluate the embryotoxicity of various compounds. The effects of pharmacological compounds (cytosine arabinoside, 5-fluorouracil, hydroxyurea, indomethacin, and dexamethasone) on neurogenesis of hESCs over 28 days were examined based on cytotoxicity (half-maximal inhibitory concentration of viability, IC50) and expression of neural markers. Cytosine arabinoside, 5-fluorouracil, and hydroxyurea showed strong cytotoxicity (IC50 < 10 μM), whereas indomethacin and dexamethasone had weaker cytotoxic effects...
April 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605361/isolation-of-type-i-and-type-ii-pericytes-from-mouse-skeletal-muscles
#15
Abhijit Nirwane, Jyoti Gautam, Yao Yao
Pericytes are perivascular multipotent cells that show heterogeneity in different organs or even within the same tissue. In skeletal muscles, there are at least two pericyte subpopulations (called type I and type II), which express different molecular markers and have distinct differentiation capabilities. Using NG2-DsRed and Nestin-GFP double-transgenic mice, type I (NG2-DsRed(+)Nestin-GFP(-)) and type II (NG2-DsRed(+)Nestin-GFP(+)) pericytes have been successfully isolated. However, the availability of these double-transgenic mice prevents the widespread use of this purification method...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599613/immunohistochemical-analysis-of-canine-and-feline-muscle-disorders-using-formalin-fixed-paraffin-embedded-tissues
#16
Takanori Shiga, Kazuyuki Uchida, James K Chambers, Hiroyuki Nakayama
Histochemical techniques used in examination of muscle biopsies typically require frozen sections. Given that most of the specimens submitted to a veterinary laboratory for diagnosis are formalin-fixed, the choice of staining methods is limited. We aimed to further advance the diagnostic capabilities of pathologists presented with formalin-fixed muscle samples and to describe the differences in immunohistopathologic findings between neurogenic and myogenic muscle disorders. Based on hematoxylin and eosin staining, we defined in dogs the histologic lesions in 4 neurogenic disorders (degenerative myelopathy and polyneuropathy) and 2 myogenic disorders (dystrophin-deficient muscular dystrophy)...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597506/skeletal-myofiber-vegf-is-required-for-the-exercise-training-induced-increase-in-dentate-gyrus-neuronal-precursor-cells
#17
Benjamin Rich, Miriam Scadeng, M Yamaguchi, Peter D Wagner, Ellen C Breen
Exercise signals neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus. This phenomenon requires vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) originating from outside the blood brain barrier, but no cellular source has been identified. Thus, we hypothesized that VEGF produced by skeletal myofibers plays a role in regulating hippocampal neuronal precursor cell proliferation following exercise training. This was tested in adult conditional skeletal myofiber-specific VEGF gene-ablated mice (VEGF(HSA-/-) ) by providing VEGF(HSA-/-) and non-ablated (VEGF(f/f) ) littermates with running wheels for 14 days...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592121/inhibition-of-jmjd6-expression-reduces-the-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-of-neuroglioma-stem-cells
#18
D X Zhou, D Zhou, S Q Zhan, P Wang, K Qin, W Gan, X F Lin
Neuroglioma is the most common form of human primary malignant brain tumor, more and more studies recently showed only a small subpopulation of glioma cells which called glioma stem cells have true tumorigenic potential. Meanwhile, it was reported the overexpression of JMJD6 protein is closely involvement with the occurrence and development of multiple tumors, and JMJD6 is required for the differentiation of multiple organ, tissues and cells during embryogenesis. However, the influence of JMJD6 overexpression on neuroglioma development is unclear now...
June 8, 2017: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576716/enhanced-targeting-of-invasive-glioblastoma-cells-by-peptide-functionalized-gold-nanorods-in-hydrogel-based-3d-cultures
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Diana P N Gonçalves, Raul D Rodriguez, Thomas Kurth, Laura J Bray, Marcus Binner, Christiane Jungnickel, Fatih N Gür, Steve W Poser, Thorsten L Schmidt, Dietrich R T Zahn, Andreas Androutsellis-Theotokis, Michael Schlierf, Carsten Werner
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are responsible for drug resistance, tumor recurrence, and metastasis in several cancer types, making their eradication a primary objective in cancer therapy. Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) tumors are usually composed of a highly infiltrating CSC subpopulation, which has Nestin as a putative marker. Since the majority of these infiltrating cells are able to elude conventional therapies, we have developed gold nanorods (AuNRs) functionalized with an engineered peptide capable of specific recognition and selective eradication of Nestin positive infiltrating GBM-CSCs...
May 30, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565804/schwann-cells-promote-the-capability-of-neural-stem-cells-to-differentiate-into-neurons-and-secret-neurotrophic-factors
#20
Ziwei Yu, Yongzhi Men, Pin Dong
The present study investigated whether co-culturing Schwann cells (SCs) with neural stem cells (NSCs) improves viability, direction of differentiation and secretion of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and glial cell-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) in NSCs. The three groups assessed were as follows: SCs, NSCs, and a co-culture of SCs and NSCs. Cellular morphological changes were observed under an inverted phase contrast microscope and quantified. Cells were identified by immunofluorescence staining: S100 for SCs, Nestin for NSCs, microtubule associated protein (Map) 2 and NeuN for neurons and glial fibrillary acidic protein for astrocytes...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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