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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239330/expression-of-ng2-and-platelet-derived-growth-factor-receptor-alpha-in-the-developing-neonatal-rat-brain
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Ping Li, Heng-Xi Li, Hong-Yan Jiang, Lie Zhu, Hai-Ying Wu, Jin-Tao Li, Jiang-Hua Lai
Platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha (PDGFRα) is a marker of oligodendrocyte precursor cells in the central nervous system. NG2 is also considered a marker of oligodendrocyte precursor cells. However, whether there are differences in the distribution and morphology of oligodendrocyte precursor cells labeled by NG2 or PDGFRα in the developing neonatal rat brain remains unclear. In this study, by immunohistochemical staining, NG2 positive (NG2+) cells were ubiquitous in the molecular layer, external pyramidal layer, internal pyramidal layer, and polymorphic layer of the cerebral cortex, and corpus callosum, external capsule, piriform cortex, and medial septal nucleus...
November 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239327/influence-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-and-radiation-on-gap-junctional-intercellular-communication-in-glioblastoma-multiforme-cell-lines
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Reinhardt Krcek, Pauline Latzer, Irenäus Anton Adamietz, Helmut Bühler, Carsten Theiss
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a highly aggressive glial brain tumor with an unfavorable prognosis despite all current therapies including surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. One characteristic of this tumor is a strong synthesis of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), an angiogenesis factor, followed by pronounced vascularization. VEGF became a target in the treatment of GBM, for example with bevacizumab or the tyrosine kinase inhibitor axitinib, which blocks VEGF receptors. To improve patients' prognosis, new targets in the treatment of GBM are under investigations...
November 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234013/the-differentiation-stage-of-transplanted-stem-cells-modulates-nerve-regeneration
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Ching-Wen Huang, Wen-Chin Huang, Xuefeng Qiu, Flavia Fernandes Ferreira da Silva, Aijun Wang, Shyam Patel, Leon J Nesti, Mu-Ming Poo, Song Li
In regenerative medicine applications, the differentiation stage of implanted stem cells must be optimized to control cell fate and enhance therapeutic efficacy. We investigated the therapeutic potential of human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived cells at two differentiation stages on peripheral nerve regeneration. Neural crest stem cells (NCSCs) and Schwann cells (NCSC-SCs) derived from iPSCs were used to construct a tissue-engineered nerve conduit that was applied to bridge injured nerves in a rat sciatic nerve transection model...
December 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232822/microglia-m2a-polarization-as-potential-link-between-food-allergy-and-autism-spectrum-disorders
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REVIEW
Hans O Kalkman, Dominik Feuerbach
Atopic diseases are frequently co-morbid with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Allergic responses are associated with an activation of mast cells, innate lymphoid cells, and Th2 cells. These cells produce type-2 cytokines (IL4 and IL13), which stimulate microglia and macrophages to adopt a phenotype referred to as 'alternative activation' or 'M2A'. M2A-polarized macrophages and microglia play a physiological role in tissue repair by secreting growth factors such as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and insulin-like growth factor-1...
December 9, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231805/understanding-host-parasite-relationship-the-immune-central-nervous-system-microenvironment-and-its-effect-on-brain-infections
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Laura Adalid-Peralta, Brenda Sáenz, Gladis Fragoso, Graciela Cárdenas
The central nervous system (CNS) has been recognized as an immunologically specialized microenvironment, where immune surveillance takes a distinctive character, and where delicate neuronal networks are sustained by anti-inflammatory factors that maintain local homeostasis. However, when a foreign agent such as a parasite establishes in the CNS, a set of immune defences is mounted and several immune molecules are released to promote an array of responses, which ultimately would control the infection and associated damage...
December 12, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217485/developmental-origins-of-adult-health-and-disease-the-metabolic-role-of-bdnf-from-early-life-to-adulthood
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REVIEW
Despina D Briana, Ariadne Malamitsi-Puchner
Accumulating evidence suggests that the origins of adult disease may occur during fetal life. Thus, the concept of "developmental programming" has been introduced and supported by epidemiological and experimental data. This concept supports the idea that the nutritional and hormonal status during pregnancy could interfere in metabolism control. The mechanisms responsible for this "developmental programming" remain poorly documented. Current research indicates that neurotrophins and particularly brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) may play a crucial role in this process...
December 4, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216762/protective-effect-of-astaxanthin-on-acute-cerebral-infarction-in-rats
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Yu Nai, Hong Liu, Xizhuang Bi, Hongyu Gao, Chao Ren
The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of astaxanthin and its possible mechanisms on acute cerebral infarction (ACI) in rat model. Male Sprague Dawley rats were randomly divided into sham group, model group, and astaxanthin-treated groups (20, 40, and 80 mg/kg). Neurological examination, the ratio of cerebral edema, and histopathology changes were assessed. Moreover, some oxidative stress markers were obtained for biochemical analysis, and the expression of neurotrophic factors gene was detected by real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) method...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216270/generation-and-characterization-of-kctd15-mutations-in-zebrafish
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Alison Heffer, Gregory D Marquart, Allisan Aquilina-Beck, Nabil Saleem, Harold A Burgess, Igor B Dawid
Potassium channel tetramerization domain containing 15 (Kctd15) was previously found to have a role in early neural crest (NC) patterning, specifically delimiting the region where NC markers are expressed via repression of transcription factor AP-2a and inhibition of Wnt signaling. We used transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs) to generate null mutations in zebrafish kctd15a and kctd15b paralogs to study the in vivo role of Kctd15. We found that while deletions producing frame-shift mutations in each paralog showed no apparent phenotype, kctd15a/b double mutant zebrafish are smaller in size and show several phenotypes including some affecting the NC, such as expansion of the early NC domain, increased pigmentation, and craniofacial defects...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215199/neurotrophically-induced-mesenchymal-progenitor-cells-derived-from-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-enhance-neuritogenesis-via-neurotrophin-and-cytokine-production
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Rachel M Brick, Aaron X Sun, Rocky S Tuan
Adult tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are known to produce a number of bioactive factors, including neurotrophic growth factors, capable of supporting and improving nerve regeneration. However, with a finite culture expansion capacity, MSCs are inherently limited in their lifespan and use. We examined here the potential utility of an alternative, mesenchymal-like cell source, derived from induced pluripotent stem cells, termed induced mesenchymal progenitor cells (MiMPCs). We found that several genes were upregulated and proteins were produced in MiMPCs that matched those previously reported for MSCs...
December 7, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212855/t-cell-densities-in-brain-metastases-are-associated-with-patient-survival-times-and-diffusion-tensor-mri-changes
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Rasheed Zakaria, Angela Platt-Higgins, Nitika Rathi, Mark Radon, Sumit Das, Kumar Das, Maneesh Bhojak, Andrew Brodbelt, Emmanuel Chavredakis, Michael D Jenkinson, Philip S Rudland
Brain metastases are common and are usually detected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is a derivative MRI technique which can detect disruption of white matter tracts in the brain. We have matched preoperative DTI with image-guided sampling of the brain-tumor interface in 26 patients during resection of a brain metastasis and assessed mean diffusivity (MD) and fractional anisotropy (FA). The tissue samples were analysed for vascularity, inflammatory cell infiltration, growth pattern, and tumor expression of proteins associated with growth or local invasion such as Ki67, S100A4, and MMP2, 9, and 13...
December 6, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207913/generation-of-dopamine-secreting-cells-from-human-adipose-tissue-derived-stem-cells-in-vitro
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Mohammad Hasan Soheilifar, Arash Javeri, Hossein Amini, Masoumeh Fakhr Taha
Several studies have demonstrated the differentiation of human adipose tissue-derived stem cells (hADSCs) to neuronal and glial phenotypes, but directing the fate of these cells toward dopaminergic neurons has not been frequently reported. The aim of the present study was to investigate dopaminergic specification of hADSCs in vitro. ADSCs were isolated from subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue and were characterized. For dopaminergic differentiation, a cocktail of sonic hedgehog, fibroblast growth factor 8, basic fibroblast growth factor and brain-derived neurotrophic factor were used under a low serum condition...
December 5, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201206/combined-treatment-of-diabetic-nephropathy-with-alprostadil-and-calcium-dobesilate
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Lili Qin, Wenjun Qin, Jianfei Wang, Lin Lin
This study investigated the effects of alprostadil combined with calcium dobesilate on the treatment of diabetic nephropathy. We recruited 80 patients with diabetic nephropathy, who were randomly divided into experimental (n=40) and control (n=40) groups. Patients received high-quality low-protein diabetic diet intervention and subcutaneous injection of insulin to adjust blood glucose, combined with antihypertensive, antiplatelet drugs, and other comprehensive treatments. The control group received alprostadil and the experimental group received alprostadil combined with calcium dobesilate...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200666/prevention-of-memory-impairment-and-neurotrophic-factors-increased-by-lithium-in-wistar-rats-submitted-to-pneumococcal-meningitis-model
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Lutiana R Simões, Roberta R E S Abreu, Jaqueline S Generoso, Jéssica A Goularte, Allan Collodel, Vijayasree Vayalanellore Giridharan, Anitha Christy Sigamani Arumanayagam, Samira S Valvassori, João Quevedo, Tatiana Barichello
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of lithium on brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), nerve growth factor (NGF), and glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) expression in the hippocampus and on memory in experimental pneumococcal meningitis. The mood-stabilizer lithium is known as a neuroprotective agent with many effects on the brain. In this study, animals received either artificial cerebrospinal fluid or Streptococcus pneumoniae suspension at a concentration of 5 × 109 CFU/mL...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198900/time-course-of-flow-mediated-dilation-and-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-following-acute-stroke
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Sandra A Billinger, Jason-Flor V Sisante, Alicen A Whitaker, Michael G Abraham
OBJECTIVES: People after stroke demonstrate alterations in vascular endothelial function measured by flow-mediated dilation. Limited information is available in the literature on possible protective factors following stroke. The aims of the secondary analysis were (1) to characterize the time course of vascular endothelial function using flow-mediated dilation at 72 hours after stroke and 1 week later during inpatient stroke rehabilitation and (2) to determine whether flow-mediated dilation was related to vascular endothelial growth factor, brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or estimated prestroke peak oxygen uptake...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192418/novel-biomarkers-of-overactive-bladder-syndrome
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Andrzej Franciszek Wróbel, Tomasz Kluz, Grzegorz Surkont, Edyta Wlaźlak, Paweł Skorupski, Aleksandra Filipczak, Tomasz Rechberger
The social aspect of overactive bladder syndrome (OAB) and the lack of objective diagnostic methods for this syndrome have spurred research into its potential biomarkers which can constitute useful diagnostic tools, while also allowing the evaluation of the intensity of clinical symptoms and the efficacy of implemented pharmacotherapy in OAB patients. Due to the complex etiopathogenesis of this syndrome, the researchers are seeking biomarkers connected with inflammation or nerve growth. The aim of this review was to analyse the latest literature data regarding potential biomarkers in OAB...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191115/focal-neurons-another-source-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-in-brain-arteriovenous-malformation-tissues
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Pengchen Li, Longbo Zhang, Deshun Chen, Ming Zeng, Fenghua Chen
Background Brain arteriovenous malformations (bAVMs) are devastating, hemorrhage-prone, cerebrovascular entities characterized by well-defined feeding arteries, draining veins, and the absence of a capillary bed. The endothelial cells that comprise bAVMs exhibit a loss of arterial and venous specification. The role of abnormal angiogenesis in the formation and progression of bAVMs is still unclear. This study aimed to investigate the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in neurons and glial cells in bAVMs to try to uncover the multiple cell origin of VEGF...
November 30, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179434/growth-of-malignant-extracranial-tumors-alters-micrornaome-in-the-prefrontal-cortex-of-tumorgraft-mice
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Anna Kovalchuk, Yaroslav Ilnytskyy, Rocio Rodriguez-Juarez, Amanda Katz, David Sidransky, Bryan Kolb, Olga Kovalchuk
A wide array of central nervous system complications, neurological deficits, and cognitive impairments occur and persist as a result of systemic cancer and cancer treatments. This condition is known as chemo brain and it affects over half of cancer survivors. Recent studies reported that cognitive impairments manifest before chemotherapy and are much broader than chemo brain alone, thereby adding in tumor brain as a component. The molecular mechanisms of chemo brain are under-investigated, and the mechanisms of tumor brain have not been analyzed at all...
October 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173061/targeted-sequencing-of-malignant-supratentorial-pediatric-brain-tumors-demonstrates-a-high-frequency-of-clinically-relevant-mutations
#18
Bonnie L Cole, Colin C Pritchard, Maia Anderson, Sarah Es Leary
Pediatric brain tumors cause more deaths than any other childhood malignancy, and the identification of potentially actionable genomic alterations in this rare heterogeneous group of tumors may improve treatment and outcome. The genetic landscape of common posterior fossa tumors has been described in the past several years, yet the classification of malignant pediatric supratentorial tumors remains controversial. Next-generation sequencing is a promising tool to evaluate multiple genes concurrently. The clinical utility of next-generation sequencing has not been proven in pediatric brain tumors...
January 1, 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165142/the-effect-of-exercise-intensity-on-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-memory-in-adolescents
#19
Yong Kyun Jeon, Chang Ho Ha
BACKGROUND: Brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) seems to serve as an important regulatory mechanism in the growth and development of neurons in many areas of the brain.Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) is related to neurogenesis and regulation of the BDNF gene and is involved in the growth and differentiation of neurons.Cortisol is released in response to stimuli such as psychological oppression, anxiety, and fear. Stress also induces changes in BDNF. The purpose of this study was thus to examine the effects of varying intensities of aerobic exercise on resting serum BDNF, IGF-1 concentrations, cortisol, and memory of adolescents...
April 4, 2017: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164515/early-life-exposure-to-cadmium-triggers-distinct-zn-dependent-protein-expression-patterns-and-impairs-brain-development
#20
Safa Ben Mimouna, Marouane Chemek, Sana Boughammoura, Mohamed Banni, Imed Messaoudi
The objective of this study was to determine if the brain development impairment induced by early-life exposure to cadmium (Cd) could result from changes in the expression pattern of distinct zinc (Zn)-dependent proteins. For this purpose, adult female rats receiving either tap water, Cd, Zn, or Cd + Zn in their drinking water during gestation and lactation periods were used. After birth, the male offspring were screened for locomotors and sensorial defects. At postnatal day 21 (PND 21), the male pups were sacrificed and their brains, liver, and plasma were taken for chemical, biochemical, and molecular analyses...
November 22, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
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