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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772080/substance-p-and-calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-expression-in-human-periodontal-ligament-after-root-canal-preparation-with-reciproc-blue-waveone-gold-xp-endoshaper-and-hand-files
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J Caviedes-Bucheli, N Rios-Osorio, M Rey-Rojas, F Laguna-Rivero, M M Azuero-Holguin, L E Diaz, H Curtidor, J J Castaneda-Ramirez, H R Munoz
AIM: To quantify the Substance P (SP) and Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) expression in healthy human periodontal ligament from premolars after root canal preparation with Reciproc Blue, WaveOne Gold, XP EndoShaper and hand files. METHODOLOGY: Fifty human periodontal ligament samples were obtained from healthy mandibular premolars where extraction was indicated for orthodontic reasons. Prior to extraction, 40 of these premolars were equally divided into four groups, and root canals were prepared using four different systems: Reciproc Blue, WaveOne Gold, XP EndoShaper, and a hand instrumentation technique...
May 17, 2018: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771142/the-development-of-a-mouse-model-of-mtbi-induced-post-traumatic-migraine-and-identification-of-the-delta-opioid-receptor-as-a-novel-therapeutic-target
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Laura S Moye, Madeline L Novack, Alycia F Tipton, Harish Krishnan, Subhash C Pandey, Amynah Aa Pradhan
Background Post-traumatic headache is the most common and long-lasting impairment observed following mild traumatic brain injury, and frequently has migraine-like characteristics. The mechanisms underlying progression from mild traumatic brain injury to post-traumatic headache are not fully understood. The aim of this study was to develop a mouse model of post-traumatic headache and identify mechanisms and novel targets associated with this disorder. Methods We combined the closed head weight-drop method and the nitroglycerin chronic migraine model...
January 1, 2018: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769708/maternal-supraphysiological-hypercholesterolemia-associates-with-endothelial-dysfunction-of-the-placental-microvasculature
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Bárbara Fuenzalida, Bastián Sobrevia, Claudette Cantin, Lorena Carvajal, Rocío Salsoso, Jaime Gutiérrez, Susana Contreras-Duarte, Luis Sobrevia, Andrea Leiva
Maternal physiological or supraphysiological hypercholesterolemia (MPH, MSPH) occurs during pregnancy. MSPH is associated with foetal endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis. However, the potential effects of MSPH on placental microvasculature are unknown. The aim of this study was to determine whether MSPH alters endothelial function in the placental microvasculature both ex vivo in venules and arterioles from the placental villi and in vitro in primary cultures of placental microvascular endothelial cells (hPMEC)...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764011/efficacy-and-safety-of-autologous-stromal-vascular-fraction-in-the-treatment-of-empty-nose-syndrome
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Do-Youn Kim, Hye Ran Hong, Eun Wook Choi, Sang Won Yoon, Yong Ju Jang
Objectives: Regenerative treatment using stem cells may serve as treatment option for empty nose syndrome (ENS), which is caused by the lack of turbinate tissue and deranged nervous system in the nasal cavity. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of the autologous stromal vascular fraction (SVF) in the treatment of ENS. Methods: In this prospective observational clinical study, we enrolled 10 ENS patients who volunteered to undergo treatment of ENS through the injection of autologous SVF...
May 16, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758188/tuft-cells-distribution-and-connections-with-nerves-and-endocrine-cells-in-mouse-intestine
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Xiaowen Cheng, Ulrikke Voss, Eva Ekblad
Tuft cells are gastrointestinal (GI) sensory cells recognized by their characteristic shape and their microvilli "tuft". Aims of the present study were to elucidate their regional distribution and spatial connections with satiety associated endocrine cells and nerve fibers throughout the intestinal tract. C57BL/6J mice were used in the experiments. The small intestine was divided into five segments, and the large intestine was kept undivided. The segments were coiled into "Swiss rolls". Numbers and topographic distribution of tuft cells and possible contacts with endocrine cells and nerve fibers were estimated in the different segments, using immunocytochemistry...
May 11, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754819/blocking-neuronal-signaling-to-immune-cells-treats-streptococcal-invasive-infection
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Felipe A Pinho-Ribeiro, Buket Baddal, Rianne Haarsma, Maghnus O'Seaghdha, Nicole J Yang, Kimbria J Blake, Makayla Portley, Waldiceu A Verri, James B Dale, Michael R Wessels, Isaac M Chiu
The nervous system, the immune system, and microbial pathogens interact closely at barrier tissues. Here, we find that a bacterial pathogen, Streptococcus pyogenes, hijacks pain and neuronal regulation of the immune response to promote bacterial survival. Necrotizing fasciitis is a life-threatening soft tissue infection in which "pain is out of proportion" to early physical manifestations. We find that S. pyogenes, the leading cause of necrotizing fasciitis, secretes streptolysin S (SLS) to directly activate nociceptor neurons and produce pain during infection...
May 7, 2018: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752991/cerebrolysin-attenuates-hyperalgesia-photophobia-and-neuroinflammation-in-a-nitroglycerin-induced-migraine-model-in-rats
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Javad Mahmoudi, Gisou Mohaddes, Marjan Erfani, Saeed Sadigh-Eteghad, Pouran Karimi, Mojgan Rajabi, Siamak Reyhani-Rad, Fereshteh Farajdokht
Chronic migraine dramatically affects the quality of life in the migraineurs. This study examined the effect of chronic cerebrolysin (CBL) treatment on the migraine-associated symptoms in a rat model of migraine. Experiments were carried out on 8 weeks, male Wistar rats. Chronic migraine was modeled by injection (10 mg/kg, i.p) of nitroglycerin (NTG) on days 3, 5, 7, and 9. CBL (2.5 and 5 ml/kg, i.p.) was injected every day for 10 days. Mechanical and thermal withdrawal thresholds of the hind paw were examined by von Frey hairs and hot plate, respectively...
May 9, 2018: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746988/connexin36-expression-in-primary-afferent-neurons-in-relation-tothe-axon-reflex-modality-coding-of-somatic-sensation
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J I Nagy, B D Lynn, J M M Senecal, K Stecina
Electrical coupling mediated by connexin36-containing gap junctions that form electrical synapses is known to be prevalent in the central nervous system, but such coupling was long ago reported also to occur between cutaneous sensory fibers. Here, we provide evidence supporting the capability of primary afferent fibers to engage in electrical coupling. In transgenic mice with enhanced green fluorescent protein (eGFP) serving as a reporter for connexin36 expression, immunofluorescence labelling of eGFP was found in subpopulations of neurons in lumbar dorsal root and trigeminal sensory ganglia, and in fibers within peripheral nerves and tissues...
May 7, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745819/crosstalk-between-neuropeptides-sp-and-cgrp-in-regulation-of-bmp2-induced-bone-differentiation
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Ceren Tuzmen, Phil G Campbell
AIM OF THE STUDY: The peripheral nervous system is involved in regulation of bone metabolism via sensory and sympathetic innervation. Substance P (SP) and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) are two sensory neuropeptides that have been associated with regulation of osteogenic differentiation. However, the interaction between SP and CGRP both with each other and the bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2) in regulation of osteogenic differentiation has not been studied. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the interaction between SP and CGRP on BMP2-induced bone differentiation using model progenitor cells...
December 2018: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741760/involvement-of-cgrp-rcp-in-the-caveolin-1-erk1-2-signal-pathway-in-the-static-pressure-induced-proliferation-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
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Feng Guo, Li Yang, Jingfei Luo, Haiyan Quan, Zhen Wang, Hongyan Peng, Chenliang Hong, Jie Li, Zhisheng Jiang, Liang Zhang, Xuping Qin
Previous study suggested that the receptor component protein (RCP), one of the components of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor, plays a multiple role in the cellular signal transduction. The study was designed to investigate whether or not the RCP involved in the regulation of caveolin-1/extracellular signal-regulated kinases-1 and -2 (ERK1/2) signal pathway in the vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) proliferation induced by static pressure. Mouse-derived VSMCs line A10 (A10 VSMCs) was served as project in this experiment...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741434/effects-of-oxaliplatin-treatment-on-the-myenteric-plexus-innervation-and-glia-in-the-murine-distal-colon
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Vanesa Stojanovska, Rachel M McQuade, Sarah Miller, Kulmira Nurgali
Oxaliplatin (platinum-based chemotherapeutic agent) is a first-line treatment of colorectal malignancies; its use associates with peripheral neuropathies and gastrointestinal side effects. These gastrointestinal dysfunctions might be due to toxic effects of oxaliplatin on the intestinal innervation and glia. Male Balb/c mice received intraperitoneal injections of sterile water or oxaliplatin (3 mg/kg/d) triweekly for 2 weeks. Colon tissues were collected for immunohistochemical assessment at day 14. The density of sensory, adrenergic, and cholinergic nerve fibers labeled with calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), and vesicular acetylcholine transporter (VAChT), respectively, was assessed within the myenteric plexus of the distal colon...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734141/innervation-of-the-human-incisive-papilla-comparison-with-other-oral-regions
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Chiaki Endo, Tadasu Sato, Takehiro Yajima, Kaoru Igarashi, Hiroyuki Ichikawa
Immunohistochemistry for several neurochemical substances was performed on the human incisive papilla and other oral structures. Sodium channel alpha subunit 7 (SCN7A) protein-immunoreactive (IR) Schwann cells and protein gene product 9.5 (PGP 9.5)-IR nerve fibers made nerve plexuses beneath the epithelium of the palate, including the incisive papilla, tongue, and lip. SCN7A immunoreactivity could also be detected in lamellated and nonlamellated capsules of corpuscle endings. Lamellated SCN7A-IR corpuscle endings were mostly restricted to the mucous and cutaneous lips...
May 7, 2018: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732591/differential-conduction-and-cgrp-release-in-visceral-versus-cutaneous-peripheral-nerves-in-the-mouse
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Roberto De Col, Karl Messlinger, Tali Hoffmann
Cutaneous afferent nerves convey sensory information from the external, visceral nerves from the internal environment. The saphenous nerve arising from lumbar dorsal root ganglia and the vagus nerve originating in the nodosum ganglia are prototypic examples of such cutaneous and visceral nerves. Despite a common sensory role, these two nerves have distinct embryonic origin and vary in neuropeptide expression. Because of their distinct physiological roles, it is plausible that they differ also in conductive properties...
May 6, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722303/harnessing-migraines-for-neural-regeneration
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REVIEW
Jonathan M Borkum
The success of naturalistic or therapeutic neuroregeneration likely depends on an internal milieu that facilitates the survival, proliferation, migration, and differentiation of stem cells and their assimilation into neural networks. Migraine attacks are an integrated sequence of physiological processes that may protect the brain from oxidative stress by releasing growth factors, suppressing apoptosis, stimulating neurogenesis, encouraging mitochondrial biogenesis, reducing the production of oxidants, and upregulating antioxidant defenses...
April 2018: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719223/the-transient-receptor-potential-ankyrin-type-1-plays-a-critical-role-in-cortical-spreading-depression
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Liwen Jiang, Yan Wang, Yuewei Xu, Dongqing Ma, Minyan Wang
The transient receptor potential ankyrin type-1 (TRPA1) channels have been proposed as a potential target for migraine therapy. Yet the role of cortical TRPA1 channels in migraine mechanism has not been fully understood. Cortical spreading depression (CSD) is known as an underlying cause of migraine aura. The aim of this study is to investigate if cortical TRPA1 activity is required for CSD genesis and propagation. A mouse brain slice CSD model with intrinsic optical imaging was applied for TRPA1 signaling pharmacology...
April 29, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713744/skin-neurogenic-inflammation
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REVIEW
Jae Eun Choi, Anna Di Nardo
The epidermis closely interacts with nerve endings, and both epidermis and nerves produce substances for mutual sustenance. Neuropeptides, like substance P (SP) and calcitonin gene-related protein (CGRP), are produced by sensory nerves in the dermis; they induce mast cells to release vasoactive amines that facilitate infiltration of neutrophils and T cells. Some receptors are more important than others in the generation of itch. The Mas-related G protein-coupled receptors (Mrgpr) family as well as transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) and protease activated receptor 2(Par2) have important roles in itch and inflammation...
April 30, 2018: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709471/mm9_circ_009056-enhances-osteogenesis-by-targeting-bmp7-via-cgrp-mediated-mir-22-3p
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Caijuan Wu, Zhichao Zheng, Wen Ren, Tian Deng, Yuanjing Li, Lan Yang, Jingwen Wu, Zhu Huang, Zhengmao Li, Lvhua Guo
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are noncoding RNAs that can function as miRNA sponges, post-transcriptionally regulating the expression of genes. Here, we report a novel positive function of mm9_circ_009056 during osteogenesis in regulating bone morphogenetic protein 7 (BMP7) through miR-22-3p. First, we found that calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) had great osteogenesis function on MC3T3 cells. Then aberrant expression of mm9_circ_009056 were confirmed in CGRP-induced cells. Furthermore, the expression of mm9_circ_009056 was up-regulated in the CGRP-induced cells, whereas miR-22-3p was obviously decreased...
April 27, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706124/sensorimotor-activity-partially-ameliorates-pain-and-reduces-nociceptive-fiber-density-in-the-chronically-injured-spinal-cord
#18
Christopher Sliwinski, Timo A Nees, Radhika Puttagunta, Norbert Weidner, Armin Blesch
A large proportion of patients suffering from spinal cord injury (SCI) develop chronic central neuropathic pain. Previously, we and others have shown that sensorimotor training early after SCI can prevent the development of mechanical allodynia. To determine whether training initiated in the subchronic/chronic phase remains effective, correlates of below level neuropathic pain were analyzed in the hindpaws 5-10 weeks after a moderate T11 contusion SCI (50 kDyn) in adult female C57BL/6 mice. Comparing SCI and sham mice 5 weeks post-injury, about 80% of injured animals developed mechanical hypersensitivity to light mechanical stimuli, whereas testing of noxious stimuli revealed hypo-responsiveness...
April 28, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705515/effects-of-water-extract-from-epimedium-on-neuropeptide-signaling-in-an-ovariectomized-osteoporosis-rat-model
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Hengrui Liu, Yingquan Xiong, Haixia Wang, Li Yang, Chaopeng Wang, Xiaoguang Liu, Zhidi Wu, Xiaoyun Li, Ling Ou, Ronghua Zhang, Xiaofeng Zhu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: For the past millenium, water extract from Epimedium (dried leaves of Epimedium brevicornu Maxim.) has been widely used for bone disease therapy in traditional Chinese medicine and has been reported to exhibit salutary effects on osteoporosis in clinical trials. The therapeutic effect of Epimedium is associated with the function of the brain in traditional Chinese medicine theory. STUDY AIM: To determine the potential relationship between treating osteoporosis with Epimedium and neuropeptide regulation...
April 26, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703377/the-parabrachial-nucleus-cgrp-neurons-function-as-a-general-alarm
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REVIEW
Richard D Palmiter
The parabrachial nucleus (PBN), which is located in the pons and is dissected by one of the major cerebellar output tracks, is known to relay sensory information (visceral malaise, taste, temperature, pain, itch) to forebrain structures including the thalamus, hypothalamus, and extended amygdala. The availability of mouse lines expressing Cre recombinase selectively in subsets of PBN neurons and viruses for Cre-dependent gene expression is beginning to reveal the connectivity and functions of PBN component neurons...
May 2018: Trends in Neurosciences
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