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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628188/dynamic-erbb4-activity-in-hippocampal-prefrontal-synchrony-and-top-down-attention-in-rodents
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Zhibing Tan, Heath L Robinson, Dong-Min Yin, Yu Liu, Fang Liu, Hongsheng Wang, Thiri W Lin, Guanglin Xing, Lin Gan, Wen-Cheng Xiong, Lin Mei
Top-down attention is crucial for meaningful behaviors and impaired in various mental disorders. However, its underpinning regulatory mechanisms are poorly understood. We demonstrate that the hippocampal-prefrontal synchrony associates with levels of top-down attention. Both attention and synchrony are reduced in mutant mice of ErbB4, a receptor of neuregulin-1. We used chemical genetic and optogenetic approaches to inactivate ErbB4 kinase and ErbB4+ interneurons, respectively, both of which reduce gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) activity...
April 3, 2018: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616125/her4-isoform-cyt2-and-its-ligand-nrg1iii-are-expressed-at-high-levels-in-human-colorectal-cancer
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Yan Guo, Zhihui Duan, Yitao Jia, Chaoying Ren, Jian Lv, Peng Guo, Wujie Zhao, Bin Wang, Suqiao Zhang, Yaxing Li, Zhongxin Li
The present study aimed to evaluate the expression of human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER4) isoforms and their ligand neuregulin 1 (NRG1) isoforms in human primary colorectal cancer (CRC). The mRNA expression of HER4 isoforms JM-a, JM-b, CYT1 and CYT2, and their ligand isoforms NRG1 I, II and III in CRC tissues and adjacent normal tissues were quantified by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis. Univariate analysis and logistic regression analysis were performed to analyze the association between HER4 and NRG1 expression and lymph node metastasis in CRC...
May 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29568012/modulation-of-the-neuregulin-1-erbb-system-after-skeletal-muscle-denervation-and-reinnervation
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Michela Morano, Giulia Ronchi, Valentina Nicolò, Benedetta Elena Fornasari, Alessandro Crosio, Isabelle Perroteau, Stefano Geuna, Giovanna Gambarotta, Stefania Raimondo
Neuregulin 1 (NRG1) is a growth factor produced by both peripheral nerves and skeletal muscle. In muscle, it regulates neuromuscular junction gene expression, acetylcholine receptor number, muscle homeostasis and satellite cell survival. NRG1 signalling is mediated by the tyrosine kinase receptors ErbB3 and ErbB4 and their co-receptors ErbB1 and ErbB2. The NRG1/ErbB system is well studied in nerve tissue after injury, but little is known about this system in skeletal muscle after denervation/reinnervation processes...
March 22, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566220/neuregulin-1-deficiency-modulates-adolescent-stress-induced-dendritic-spine-loss-in-a-brain-region-specific-manner-and-increases-complement-4-expression-in-the-hippocampus
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David J Clarke, Tariq W Chohan, Mustafa S Kassem, Kristie L Smith, Rose Chesworth, Tim Karl, Michael P Kuligowski, Sandra Y Fok, Maxwell R Bennett, Jonathon C Arnold
One neuropathological feature of schizophrenia is a diminished number of dendritic spines in the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus. The neuregulin 1 (Nrg1) system is involved in the plasticity of dendritic spines, and chronic stress decreases dendritic spine densities in the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus. Here, we aimed to assess whether Nrg1 deficiency confers vulnerability to the effects of adolescent stress on dendritic spine plasticity. We also assessed other schizophrenia-relevant neurobiological changes such as microglial cell activation, loss of parvalbumin (PV) interneurons, and induction of complement factor 4 (C4)...
March 16, 2018: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559337/schizophrenia-relevant-behaviours-of-female-mice-overexpressing-neuregulin-1-type-iii
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Juan C Olaya, Carrie L Heusner, Mitsuyuki Matsumoto, Cynthia Shannon Weickert, Tim Karl
Elevated levels of the type III (III) isoforms of neuregulin 1 (NRG1) have been observed in the brains of schizophrenia patients that carry NRG1 HapICE risk alleles, which is thought to contribute to the aetiology of the disease. We generated transgenic mice with forebrain driven Nrg1 III overexpression (Nrg1 III tg) and previously found that male heterozygous Nrg1 type III tg mice exhibit several schizophrenia-relevant behaviours including social and cognitive deficits as well as impaired sensorimotor gating...
March 17, 2018: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546697/isolation-of-schwann-cell-precursors-from-rodents
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Rhona Mirsky, Kristjan R Jessen
Schwann cell precursors are the first defined stage in the generation of Schwann cells from the neural crest and represent the glial cell of embryonic nerves. Highly pure cultures of these cells can be obtained by enzymatic dissociation of nerves dissected from the limbs of 14- or 12-day-old rat and mouse embryos, respectively. Since Schwann cell precursors, unlike Schwann cells, are acutely dependent on axonal signals for survival, they require addition of trophic factors, typically β-neuregulin-1, for maintenance in cell culture...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545886/expression-and-secretion-of-neuregulin-1-in-cardiac-microvascular-endothelial-cells-treated-with-angiogenic-factors
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Chengqiang Wu, Chun Gui, Lang Li, Yiheng Pang, Zhongli Tang, Jing Wei
Neuregulin-1 (NRG-1) is a positive regulator of angiogenesis, which suggests there may be an association between NRG-1 and angiogenic factors. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of treating human cardiac microvascular endothelial cells (HCMECs) with angiogenic factors on NRG-1 expression and secretion. HCMECs were cultured and stimulated with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF; 100 ng/ml), angiopoietin (Ang)-1 (100 ng/ml) or Ang-2 (100 ng/ml) under normal or hypoxia/serum deprivation (Hypo/SD) conditions for 24 h...
April 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528383/neuregulin-1-attenuates-stress-induced-vascular-senescence
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Hadis Shakeri, Andreas B Gevaert, Dorien M Schrijvers, Guido R Y De Meyer, Gilles W De Keulenaer, Pieter-Jan D F Guns, Katrien Lemmens, Vincent F Segers
Aims: Cardiovascular ageing is a key determinant of life expectancy. Cellular senescence, a state of irreversible cell cycle arrest, is an important contributor to ageing due to the accumulation of damaged cells. Targeting cellular senescence could prevent age-related cardiovascular diseases. In this study, we investigated the effects of neuregulin-1 (NRG-1), an epidermal growth factor with cardioprotective and anti-atherosclerotic effects, on cellular senescence. Methods & results: Senescence was induced in cultured rat aortic endothelial cells (ECs) and aortic smooth muscle cells (SMCs) by 2 hours exposure to 30 µM hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)...
March 8, 2018: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29516589/neuregulin-1-is-a-chemoattractant-and-chemokinetic-molecule-for-trunk-neural-crest-cells
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Maria Elena de Bellard, Blanca Ortega, Sothy Sao, Lino Kim, Joshua Herman, Nora Zuhdi
BACKGROUND: Trunk neural crest cells migrate rapidly along characteristic pathways within the developing vertebrate embryo. Proper trunk neural crest cell migration is necessary for the morphogenesis of much of the peripheral nervous system, melanocytes, and the adrenal medulla. Numerous molecules help guide trunk neural crest cell migration throughout the early embryo. RESULTS: Here, we show that the trophic factor NRG1 is a chemoattractant through in vitro chemotaxis assays and in vivo silencing via a DN-erbB receptor...
March 8, 2018: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29494295/treating-cardiovascular-complications-of-radiotherapy-a-role-for-new-pharmacotherapies
#10
Nathalie Donis, Cécile Oury, Marie Moonen, Patrizio Lancellotti
Available data indicate that survivors of breast cancer and Hodgkin lymphoma who received mediastinal radiotherapy are at increased risk of developing radiation-induced cardiovascular diseases (RICVD) one or two decades after treatment. Although the risk with modern radiation treatment is likely to be lower in these patient groups, cardiotoxicity is still observed in a subset of patients. In addition, radiation-associated cardiovascular complications can, in the future, extend to other groups of cancer patients who are treated for tumors that are localized near the heart...
March 1, 2018: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467679/the-endocannabinoid-system-across-postnatal-development-in-transmembrane-domain-neuregulin-1-mutant-mice
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Rose Chesworth, Leonora E Long, Cynthia Shannon Weickert, Tim Karl
The use of cannabis is a well-established component risk factor for schizophrenia, particularly in adolescent individuals with genetic predisposition for the disorder. Alterations to the endocannabinoid system have been found in the prefrontal cortex of patients with schizophrenia. Thus, we assessed whether molecular alterations exist in the endocannabinoid signalling pathway during brain development in a mouse model for the schizophrenia risk gene neuregulin 1 ( Nrg1 ). We analysed transcripts encoding key molecules of the endocannabinoid system in heterozygous transmembrane domain Nrg1 mutant mice ( Nrg1 TM HET), which is known to have increased sensitivity to cannabis exposure...
2018: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467001/neuregulin-1-elicits-a-regulatory-immune-response-following-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
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Arsalan Alizadeh, Kallivalappil T Santhosh, Hardeep Kataria, Abdelilah S Gounni, Soheila Karimi-Abdolrezaee
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord injury (SCI) triggers a robust neuroinflammatory response that governs secondary injury mechanisms with both degenerative and pro-regenerative effects. Identifying new immunomodulatory therapies to promote the supportive aspect of immune response is critically needed for the treatment of SCI. We previously demonstrated that SCI results in acute and permanent depletion of the neuronally derived Neuregulin-1 (Nrg-1) in the spinal cord. Increasing the dysregulated level of Nrg-1 through acute intrathecal Nrg-1 treatment enhanced endogenous cell replacement and promoted white matter preservation and functional recovery in rat SCI...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464684/neuregulin-directed-molecular-mechanisms-of-visual-cortical-plasticity
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Steven F Grieco, Todd C Holmes, Xiangmin Xu
Experience-dependent critical period plasticity has been extensively studied in the visual cortex. Monocular deprivation during the critical period affects ocular dominance, limits visual performance, and contributes to the pathological etiology of amblyopia. Neuregulin-1 (NRG1) signaling through its tyrosine kinase receptor ErbB4 is essential for the normal development of the nervous system, and has been linked to neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia. We discovered recently that NRG1/ErbB4 signaling in PV neurons is critical for the initiation of critical period visual cortical plasticity by controlling excitatory synaptic inputs onto PV neurons and thus PV-cell mediated cortical inhibition that occurs following visual deprivation...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458290/neuregulin-1-accelerates-corneal-epithelial-wound-healing
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Won-Yong Jeong, Hye-Young Yoo, Chan-Wha Kim
Corneal epithelial cells (CECs) play an important role in the function of the cornea, and are maintained by corneal epithelial stem cells (CESCs). Recent studies have shown that neuronal growth factors affect the proliferation and migration of CESCs. Neuregulin-1 (NR-1) is a neuronal growth factor that is expressed in the early stages of brain development. The aim of this study was to determine whether NR-1 activates corneal wound healing. We observed that NR-1 activated both proliferation and migration of CECs...
February 20, 2018: Growth Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438748/neuregulin-1-discovered-as-a-cleavage-target-for-the-hcv-ns3-4a-protease-by-a-microfluidic-membrane-protein-array
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Nika Schwartz, Michal Pellach, Yair Glick, Reuven Gil, Gahl Levy, Dorit Avrahami, Efrat Barbiro-Michaely, Yaakov Nahmias, Doron Gerber
The hepatitis C virus (HCV) non-structural protein 3 (NS3) is essential for HCV maturation. The NS3/4A protease is a target for several HCV treatments and is a well-known target for HCV drug discovery. The protein is membrane associated and thus probably interacts with other membrane proteins. However, the vast majority of known NS3 host partners are soluble proteins rather than membrane proteins, most likely due to lack of appropriate platforms for their discovery. Utilization of an integrated microfluidics platform enables analysis of membrane proteins in their native form...
February 10, 2018: New Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430172/dysregulation-of-neuregulin-1-erbb-signaling-in-the-hippocampus-of-rats-after-administration-of-doxorubicin
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Dehua Liao, Yujin Guo, Daxiong Xiang, Ruili Dang, Pengfei Xu, Hualin Cai, Lizhi Cao, Pei Jiang
Objective: Long-term use of doxorubicin (Dox) can cause neurobiological side effects associated with depression, but the underlying mechanisms remain equivocal. While recent evidence has indicated that Neuregulin-1 (NRG1) and its ErbB receptors play an essential role in neural function, much is still unknown concerning the biological link between the NRG1/ErbB pathway and the Dox-induced neurotoxicity. Therefore, we examined the protein expression of NRG1 and ErbB receptors in the hippocampus of rats following Dox treatment...
2018: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427771/neuregulin-1-erbb-signalling-modulates-hippocampal-mgluri-dependent-ltd-and-object-recognition-memory
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Ada Ledonne, Dalila Mango, Emanuele Claudio Latagliata, Giulia Chiacchierini, Annalisa Nobili, Robert Nisticò, Marcello D'Amelio, Stefano Puglisi-Allegra, Nicola Biagio Mercuri
The neurotrophic factors neuregulins (NRGs) and their receptors, ErbB tyrosine kinases, regulate neurotransmission, synaptic plasticity and cognitive functions and their alterations have been associated to different neuropsychiatric disorders. Group 1 metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluRI)-dependent mechanisms are also altered in animal models of neuropsychiatric diseases, especially mGluRI-induced glutamatergic long-term depression (mGluRI-LTD), a form of synaptic plasticity critically involved in learning and memory...
February 7, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402363/-effect-of-neuregulin-1-on-heart-function-and-inflammatory-mediators-in-rats-with-sepsis
#18
Qin Zhou, Long Wang, Xi Wang, Qiong Xiong, Yanian Wei, Song Dang, Liang Zhong
OBJECTIVE: To explore the protective effect of neuregulin-1 (NRG-1) on heart function and myocardium in rats with sepsis and its mechanism. METHODS: Healthy male Sprague-Dawly (SD) rats were divided into three groups according to random number table method, with 6 rats in each group. Sepsis model was established by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP group); rats in sham operation group (sham group) underwent the same procedure except ligation. Rats in NRG-1 pre-treatment group (NRG group) were intravenously injected with recombinant human NGR-1 (rhNRG-1) at the dose of 10 μg/kg through tail vein; rats in CLP group and sham group were treated with the same amount of saline...
February 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386409/enhancement-of-wound-healing-efficiency-mediated-by-artificial-dermis-functionalized-with-egf-or-nrg1
#19
Dogeon Yoon, Dajeong Yoon, Hyuk-Jin Cha, Ji-Seon Lee, Wook Chun
The use of artificial dermis as a skin substitute represents a field of active study, as acellular dermal matrices from cadavers are susceptible to infection owing to their human origin. One such alternative dermal replacement scaffold, INSUREGRAF®, is derived primarily from extracellular matrix proteins such as collagen and elastin and has been clinically used to treat severe skin wounds such as burns. This scaffold has proven to be useful to minimize wound contraction and scar formation owing to its biocompatibility, interconnected pore structure, sufficient biodegradability, and suitable mechanical properties...
February 1, 2018: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319907/aberrant-accumulation-of-erbb4-in-progressive-supranuclear-palsy
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A Murakami, M Nakamura, S Kaneko, W-L Lin, D W Dickson, H Kusaka
AIMS: The human epidermal growth factor receptor family consists of four members that belong to the ErbB lineage of proteins (ErbB1-4). Neuregulin-1 (NRG1)/ErbB signalling regulates brain development and function. Abnormalities in this signalling have been implicated in the aetiology or development of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. So, we aimed at investigating whether the expression of NRG1 or ErbB proteins are altered in progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP)...
January 10, 2018: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
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