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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099630/the-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-bdnf-gene-val66met-polymorphism-affects-memory-performance-in-older-adults
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Lucas A de Azeredo, Tatiana De Nardi, Mateus L Levandowski, Saulo G Tractenberg, Julia Kommers-Molina, Andrea Wieck, Tatiana Q Irigaray, Irênio G da Silva, Rodrigo Grassi-Oliveira
Objective: Memory impairment is an important contributor to the reduction in quality of life experienced by older adults, and genetic risk factors seem to contribute to variance in age-related cognitive decline. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is an important nerve growth factor linked with development and neural plasticity. The Val66Met polymorphism in the BDNF gene has been associated with impaired episodic memory in adults, but whether this functional variant plays a role in cognitive aging remains unclear...
January 12, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099138/role-of-glial-cell-line-derived-neurotrophic-factor-in-the-pathogenesis-and-treatment-of-mood-disorders
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Anton S Tsybko, Tatiana V Ilchibaeva, Nina K Popova
Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) is widely recognized as a survival factor for dopaminergic neurons, but GDNF has also been shown to promote development, differentiation, and protection of other central nervous system neurons and was thought to play an important role in various neuropsychiatric disorders. Severe mood disorders, such as primarily major depressive disorder and bipolar affective disorder, attract particular attention. These psychopathologies are characterized by structural alterations accompanied by the dysregulation of neuroprotective and neurotrophic signaling mechanisms required for the maturation, growth, and survival of neurons and glia...
January 18, 2017: Reviews in the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098876/bdnf-regulates-the-expression-and-secretion-of-vegf-from-osteoblasts-via-the-trkb-erk1-2-signaling-pathway-during-fracture-healing
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Zitao Zhang, Yan Zhang, Zhengnan Zhou, Hongfei Shi, Xusheng Qiu, Jin Xiong, Yixin Chen
Brain‑derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a member of the neurotropic family, is expressed in osteoblast‑like cells of a fracture callus, however, its role in fracture healing remains to be fully elucidated. Osteoblasts isolated from Sprague Dawley rats were stimulated by BDNF in a dose‑ and time‑dependent manner. Immunoblotting and immunofluorescence was used to detect the expression and distribution of targeted proteins. The concentration of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) released in medium was determined using an ELISA...
January 12, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081461/bdnf-gene-delivery-mediated-by-neuron-targeted-nanoparticles-is-neuroprotective-in-peripheral-nerve-injury
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Cátia D F Lopes, Nádia P Gonçalves, Carla P Gomes, Maria J Saraiva, Ana P Pêgo
Neuron-targeted gene delivery is a promising strategy to treat peripheral neuropathies. Here we propose the use of polymeric nanoparticles based on thiolated trimethyl chitosan (TMCSH) to mediate targeted gene delivery to peripheral neurons upon a peripheral and minimally invasive intramuscular administration. Nanoparticles were grafted with the non-toxic carboxylic fragment of the tetanus neurotoxin (HC) to allow neuron targeting and were explored to deliver a plasmid DNA encoding for the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in a peripheral nerve injury model...
December 24, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070123/a-meta-analysis-of-peripheral-blood-nerve-growth-factor-levels-in-patients-with-schizophrenia
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X-Y Qin, H-T Wu, C Cao, Y P Loh, Y Cheng
Neurotrophins particularly brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and nerve growth factor (NGF) are crucial modulators in the neurodevelopment and maintenance of central and peripheral nervous systems. Neurotrophin hypothesis of schizophrenia (SCZ) postulated that the changes in the brains of SCZ patients are the result of disturbances of developing processes involving neurotrophic factors. This hypothesis was mainly supported by the abnormal regulation of BDNF in SCZ, especially the decreased peripheral blood BDNF levels in SCZ patients validated by several meta-analyses...
January 10, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068360/exploring-serum-levels-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-nerve-growth-factor-across-glaucoma-stages
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Francesco Oddone, Gloria Roberti, Alessandra Micera, Anna Busanello, Stefano Bonini, Luciano Quaranta, Luca Agnifili, Gianluca Manni
PURPOSE: To investigate the serum levels of Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) and Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) in patients affected by primary open angle glaucoma with a wide spectrum of disease severity compared to healthy controls and to explore their relationship with morphological and functional glaucoma parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 45 patients affected by glaucoma at different stages and 15 age-matched healthy control subjects underwent visual field testing, peripapillary retinal nerve fibre layer thickness measurement using Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography and blood collection for both neurotrophins detection by Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049028/morphine-exposure-during-early-life-alters-thermal-and-mechanical-thresholds-in-rats
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Ellen A Nunes, Liciane Fernandes Medeiros, Joice Soares de Freitas, Isabel Cristina Macedo, Jonnsin Kuo, Andressa de Souza, Joanna Rippol Rozisky, Wolnei Caumo, Iraci L S Torres
BACKGROUND: Morphine is an opioid analgesic used to relieve moderate-to-severe pain, including pain in neonates at the intensive care unit. In our previous study, we showed that repeated morphine exposure during early life could trigger long-lasting implications on the developing nervous system, such as long-term neurochemical and behavioral alterations in adult rats. AIMS: The aim of our study was to determine the short-, intermediate-, and long-term effects of repeated morphine administration during early life on the thermal and mechanical thresholds and on the central levels (cerebral cortex and brainstem) of neurotrophins (brain-derived neurotrophic factor [BDNF] and nerve growth factor [NGF]) and cytokines (interleukin-6 [IL-6] and IL-10)...
December 31, 2016: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048972/astaxanthin-improves-cognitive-performance-in-mice-following-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Xinran Ji, Dayong Peng, Yiling Zhang, Jun Zhang, Yuning Wang, Yuan Gao, Ning Lu, Peifu Tang
[BACKGROUND]: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) produces lasting neurological deficits that plague patients and physicians. To date, there is no effective method to combat the source of this problem. Here, we utilized a mild, closed head TBI model to determine the modulatory effects of a natural dietary compound, astaxanthin (AST). AST is centrally active following oral administration and is neuroprotective in experimental brain ischemia/stroke and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) models. We examined the effects of oral AST on the long-term neurological functional recovery and histological outcomes following moderate TBI in a mice model...
December 31, 2016: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045063/profile-of-upregulated-inflammatory-proteins-in-sera-of-myasthenia-gravis-patients
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Carl Johan Molin, Elisabet Westerberg, Anna Rostedt Punga
This study describes specific patterns of elevated inflammatory proteins in clinical subtypes of myasthenia gravis (MG) patients. MG is a chronic, autoimmune neuromuscular disease with antibodies most commonly targeting the acetylcholine receptors (AChRab), which causes fluctuating skeletal muscle fatigue. MG pathophysiology includes a strong component of inflammation, and a large proportion of patients with early onset MG additionally present thymus hyperplasia. Due to the fluctuating nature and heterogeneity of the disease, there is a great need for objective biomarkers as well as novel potential inflammatory targets...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044424/ocular-nerve-growth-factor-administration-modulates-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-signaling-in-prefrontal-cortex-of-healthy-and-diabetic-rats
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Pamela Rosso, Sara De Nicolò, Valentina Carito, Marco Fiore, Angela Iannitelli, Sandra Moreno, Paola Tirassa
AIMS: Nerve growth factor (NGF) eyedrops (ed-NGF) activate brain neurons, stimulate growth factors, including brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), and exert neuroprotection in the forebrain of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats (STZ rats). In this study, the effects of ed-NGF on BDNF signaling in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) were explored in healthy and STZ-diabetic rats, in which cortical neuronal and axonal loss, and altered circulating BDNF associated with depressive phenotype are also described...
January 3, 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036084/preferential-enhancement-of-sensory-and-motor-axon-regeneration-by-combining-extracellular-matrix-components-with-neurotrophic-factors
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Daniel Santos, Francisco González-Pérez, Guido Giudetti, Silvestro Micera, Esther Udina, Jaume Del Valle, Xavier Navarro
After peripheral nerve injury, motor and sensory axons are able to regenerate but inaccuracy of target reinnervation leads to poor functional recovery. Extracellular matrix (ECM) components and neurotrophic factors (NTFs) exert their effect on different neuronal populations creating a suitable environment to promote axonal growth. Here, we assessed in vitro and in vivo the selective effects of combining different ECM components with NTFs on motor and sensory axons regeneration and target reinnervation. Organotypic cultures with collagen, laminin and nerve growth factor (NGF)/neurotrophin-3 (NT3) or collagen, fibronectin and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) selectively enhanced sensory neurite outgrowth of DRG neurons and motor neurite outgrowth from spinal cord slices respectively...
December 29, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031582/brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-suicide-in-schizophrenia-critical-role-of-neuroprotective-mechanisms-as-an-emerging-hypothesis
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REVIEW
Amresh Shrivastava, Avinash De Sousa, G Prasad Rao
Suicide is a common occurrence in psychiatric disorders and is a cause of increased healthcare utilization worldwide. Schizophrenia is one of the most common psychiatric disorders worldwide and posited to be seen in 1% of the population worldwide. Suicide is a common occurrence in schizophrenia with 25%-30% patients with schizophrenia attempting suicide and 8%-10% completing it. There is a need for valid biological markers to help clinicians identify patients with schizophrenia that may be at a risk of suicide and thus help in them receiving better care and interventions at the earliest even before a suicide attempt occurring...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030360/effect-of-natural-products-on-diabetes-associated-neurological-disorders
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Sita Sharan Patel, Malairaman Udayabanu
Diabetes mellitus, a metabolic disorder, is associated with neurological complications such as depression, anxiety, hypolocomotion, cognitive dysfunction, phobias, anorexia, stroke, pain, etc. Traditional system of medicine is long known for its efficient management of diabetes. The current review discusses the scope of some common medicinal herbs as well as secondary metabolites with a special focus on diabetes-mediated central nervous system complications. Literatures suggest that natural products reduce diabetes-mediated neurological complications partly by reducing oxidative stress and/or inflammation or apoptosis in certain brain regions...
December 28, 2016: Reviews in the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029607/reported-prestroke-physical-activity-is-associated-with-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-expression-and-good-outcomes-after-stroke
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Elena López-Cancio, Ana Clara Ricciardi, Tomás Sobrino, Jordi Cortés, Natalia Pérez de la Ossa, Mónica Millán, María Hernández-Pérez, Meritxell Gomis, Laura Dorado, Lucía Muñoz-Narbona, Francisco Campos, Juan F Arenillas, Antoni Dávalos
INTRODUCTION: Physical activity (PhA) prior to stroke has been associated with good outcomes after the ischemic insult, but there is scarce data on the involved molecular mechanisms. METHODS: We studied consecutive acute ischemic stroke patients admitted to a single tertiary stroke center. Prestroke PhA was evaluated with the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (metabolic equivalent of minutes/week). We studied several circulating angiogenic and neurogenic factors at different time points: vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) at admission, day 7, and at 3 months...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012455/maternal-obesity-alters-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-bdnf-signaling-in-the-placenta-in-a-sexually-dimorphic-manner
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Calais S Prince, Alina Maloyan, Leslie Myatt
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is a major clinical problem in obstetrics being associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes and fetal programming. Brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a validated miR-210 target, is necessary for placental development, fetal growth, glucose metabolism, and energy homeostasis. Plasma BDNF levels are reduced in obese individuals; however, placental BDNF has yet to be studied in the context of maternal obesity. In this study, we investigated the effect of maternal obesity and sexual dimorphism on placental BDNF signaling...
January 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007906/igf1-neuronal-response-in-the-absence-of-mecp2-is-dependent-on-tralpha-3
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Janaina S de Souza, Cassiano Carromeu, Laila B Torres, Bruno H S Araujo, Fernanda R Cugola, Rui M B Maciel, Alysson R Muotri, Gisele Giannocco
Rett syndrome (RTT) is an X-linked neurodevelopmental disorder in which the MECP2 (methyl CpG-binding protein 2) gene is mutated. Recent studies showed that RTT-derived neurons have many cellular deficits when compared to control, such as: less synapses, lower dendritic arborization and reduced spine density. Interestingly, treatment of RTT-derived neurons with Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF1) could rescue some of these cellular phenotypes. Given the critical role of IGF1 during neurodevelopment, the present study used human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from RTT and control individuals to investigate the gene expression profile of IGF1 and IGF1R on different developmental stages of differentiation...
December 22, 2016: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007548/enhanced-neuroprotection-with-decellularized-brain-extracellular-matrix-containing-bfgf-after-intracerebral-transplantation-in-parkinson-s-disease-rat-model
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Qian Lin, Ho Lun Wong, Fu-Rong Tian, Ya-Dong Huang, Jie Xu, Jing-Jing Yang, Pian-Pian Chen, Zi-Liang Fan, Cui-Tao Lu, Ying-Zheng Zhao
Extracellular matrix-based biomaterials have many advantages over synthetic polymer materials for regenerative medicine applications. In central nervous system (CNS), basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) is widely studied as a potential agent for Parkinson's disease (PD). However, the poor stability of bFGF hampered its clinical use. In this study, CNS-derived biologic scaffold containing bFGF was used to enhance and extend the neuroprotective effect of bFGF on PD targeted therapy. Decellularized brain extracellular matrix (dcBECM) was prepared by chemical extraction...
December 20, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006658/direct-induction-of-neural-progenitor-cells-transiently-passes-through-a-partially-reprogrammed-state
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Rui Gao, Wenchao Xiu, Linfeng Zhang, Ruge Zang, Lei Yang, Chenfei Wang, Min Wang, Mingzhu Wang, Li Yi, Yuanyuan Tang, Yawei Gao, Hong Wang, Jiajie Xi, Wenqiang Liu, Yixuan Wang, Xuejun Wen, Yongchun Yu, Yong Zhang, Liang Chen, Jiayu Chen, Shaorong Gao
The generation of functional neural progenitor cells (NPCs) holds great promise for both research and clinical applications in neurodegenerative diseases. Traditionally, NPCs are derived from embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), or NPCs can be directly converted from somatic cells by sets of transcription factors or by a combination of chemical cocktails and/or hypoxia. However, the ethical issues of ESCs, the risk of tumorigenesis from iPSCs and transgenic integration from exogenous genes as well as complicated manipulation and time-consuming of chemical induced NPCs (ciNPCs) limit the applications of these strategies...
March 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998434/-effect-of-bcyrn1-on-proliferation-and-migration-of-airway-smooth-muscle-cells-in-rat-model-of-asthma
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X Y Zhang, L J Ma, Y L Guo, S Gao, L M Zhao, X S Li, X Y Tang, D J Cheng, L X Zhang, Z C Chen
Objective: To detect the effect of brain cytoplasmic RNA 1 (BCYRN1) on the proliferation and migration of airway smooth muscle cells (ASMCs) in rat model of asthma. Methods: Male SD rats were randomly divided into control group and asthma group (n=10 each). The ovalbumin (OVA) model was constructed in asthma group. Real time-qPCR was performed to detect the level of BCYRN1 in the ASMCs separated from the airway tissue of these rats. Then 2-(4-iodophenyl)-3-(4-nitrophenyl)-5-(2, 4-disulfophenyl)-2H-tetrazolium (WST-1) assay, roche real-time cell analyzer assay and Transwell cell migration assay were performed to detect the viability/proliferation and migration of ASMCs which were transfected with Ad-BCYRN1...
December 13, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997261/effect-of-exercise-intensity-on-neurotrophic-factors-and-blood-brain-barrier-permeability-induced-by-oxidative-nitrosative-stress-in-male-college-students
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Hee-Tae Roh, Su-Youn Cho, Hyung-Gi Yoon, Wi-Young So
We investigated the effects of aerobic exercise intensity on oxidative-nitrosative stress, neurotrophic factor expression, and blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability. Fifteen healthy men performed treadmill running under low-intensity (LI), moderate-intensity (MI), and high-intensity (HI) conditions. Blood samples were collected immediately before exercise (IBE), immediately after exercise (IAE), and 60 minutes after exercise (60MAE) to examine oxidative-nitrosative stress (reactive oxygen species [ROS]; nitric oxide [NO]), neurotrophic factors (brain-derived neurotrophic factor [BDNF]; nerve growth factor [NGF]), and blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability (S-100β; neuron-specific enolase)...
December 20, 2016: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
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