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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927682/mgf-e-peptide-pretreatment-improves-the-proliferation-and-osteogenic-differentiation-of-bmscs-via-mek-erk1-2-and-pi3k-akt-pathway-under-severe-hypoxia
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Yongqiang Sha, Yonggang Lv, Zhiling Xu, Li Yang, Xiaoying Hao, Ruli Afandi
AIMS: Severe hypoxia always inhibits the cell proliferation, osteogenic differentiation of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs), and hinders bone defect repair. Herein we explored the effects of mechano-growth factor (MGF) E peptide on the proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of BMSCs under severe hypoxia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CoCl2 was utilized to simulate severe hypoxia. MTS was used to detect cell viability. Cell proliferation was verified through flow cytometry and EdU assay...
September 16, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918261/rat-motor-neurons-caudal-to-a-rubrospinal-tract-rst-transection-remain-viable
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Brandon M Wild, Rahul Mohan, Renée Morris
In the rat, the rubrospinal tract (RST) is a descending motor pathway involved in the production of skilled reaching movement. The RST originates in the red nucleus in the midbrain and runs down the spinal cord in the lateral-most aspect of the dorsolateral funiculus (DLF). The RST makes monosynaptic contact with interneurons within the intermediate laminae of the cord, however a contingent of RST axons constitutes direct supraspinal input for spinal cord motor neurons. The current study investigated the effects of unilateral RST transection at cervical levels C3-4 on the population of motor neurons in both spinal segments C5-6 and L2-3...
September 13, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916520/rubrocerebellar-feedback-loop-isolates-the-interposed-nucleus-as-an-independent-processor-of-corollary-discharge-information-in-mice
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Christy S Beitzel, Brenda D Houck, Samantha M Lewis, Abigail L Person
Understanding cerebellar contributions to motor coordination requires deeper insight into how the output structures of the cerebellum, the cerebellar nuclei, integrate their inputs and influence downstream motor pathways. The magnocellular red nucleus (RNm), a brainstem premotor structure, is a major target of the interposed nucleus (IN), and has also been described in previous studies to send feedback collaterals to the cerebellum. Because such a pathway is in a key position to provide motor efferent information to the cerebellum, satisfying predictions about the use of corollary discharge in cerebellar computations, we studied it in mice of both sexes...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910831/multicomponent-synthesis-of-some-molecular-hybrid-containing-thiazole-pyrazole-as-apoptosis-inducer
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Parvin Kumar, Meenakshi Duhan, Kulbir Kadyan, Jitender Kumar Bhardwaj, Priyanka Saraf, Meenu Mittal
The present study describes a multicomponent synthesis of molecular hybrid containing pyrazole, thiazole moiety using hydrazone as a linker, which have been synthesized by condensation of 1-phenyl-3-(aryl)-1H-pyrazole-4-carbaldehydes 1a-b, thiosemicarbazide and α-bromoketones 2a-c.The target hybrid compounds, 1-((1-phenyl-3-aryl-1H-pyrazole-4-yl)methylene)-2-(4-arylthiazole-2-yl)hydrazine 3a-f are characterized by (1)H-NMR, (13)C NMR, FT-IR and mass. Apoptosis inducing ability and cytotoxic nature of all the hybrid compounds having thiazole, pyrazole and hydrazone were assessed by using biological assays viz morphological, fluorescence and tunel assays on granulosa cells of ovarian antral follicles of goat (Capra hircus) in vitro...
September 14, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886909/quantitative-susceptibility-mapping-differentiates-between-parkinsonian-disorders
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Henrik Sjöström, Tobias Granberg, Eric Westman, Per Svenningsson
INTRODUCTION: It is often challenging to clinically distinguish between Parkinson's disease (PD), multiple system atrophy (MSA) and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). Quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) is an accurate indirect method for estimating brain iron levels in vivo. This method has yet to be applied in atypical parkinsonism. We aimed to investigate differences in brain iron accumulation parkinsonian disorders and healthy controls using QSM. METHODS: 15 patients with PSP, 11 patients with MSA, 62 patients with PD and 14 healthy controls were included in the study and their phase and magnitude data from susceptibility-weighted magnetic resonance imaging were retrospectively analyzed with an in-house pipeline to create susceptibility maps...
September 1, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882693/different-effects-of-running-wheel-exercise-and-skilled-reaching-training-on-corticofugal-tract-plasticity-in-hypertensive-rats-with-cortical-infarctions
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ChanJuan Zhang, Yan Zou, Kui Li, Chao Li, YingPing Jiang, Ju Sun, Ruifang Sun, HongMei Wen
The approaches that facilitate white matter plasticity may prompt functional recovery after a stroke. The effects of different exercise methods on motor recovery in stroke rats have been investigated. However, it is not clear whether their effects on axonal plasticity different. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of the forced running wheel exercise (RWE) and skilled reaching training (SRT) on axonal plasticity and motor recovery. Cortical infarctions were generated in stroke-prone renovascular hypertensive rats...
September 4, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881581/a-molecular-pathology-method-for-sequential-fluorescence-in-situ-hybridization-for-multi-gene-analysis-at-the-single-cell-level
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Linping Hu, Xiuxiu Yin, Jiangman Sun, Anders Zetterberg, Weimin Miao, Tao Cheng
Multi-gene detection at the single-cell level is desirable to enable more precise genotyping of heterogeneous hematology and oncology samples. This study aimed to establish a single-cell multi-gene fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) method for use in molecular pathology analyses. Five fluorochromes were used to label different FISH gene probes, and 5 genes were detected using a five-color FISH protocol. After the first hybridization, the previous FISH probe set was stripped, and a second set of five-color FISH probes was used for rehybridization...
August 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875553/human-brain-imaging-of-nicotinic-acetylcholine-%C3%AE-4%C3%AE-2-receptors-using-18-f-nifene-selectivity-functional-activity-toxicity-aging-effects-gender-effects-and-extrathalamic-pathways
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Jogeshwar Mukherjee, Patrick J Lao, Tobey J Betthauser, Gurleen K Samra, Min-Liang Pan, Ishani H Patel, Christopher Liang, Raju Metherate, Bradley T Christian
Nicotinic acetylcholinergic receptors (nAChR's) have been implicated in several brain disorders, including addiction, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia. Here we report in vitro selectivity and functional properties, toxicity in rats, in vivo evaluation in humans, and comparison across species of [(18) F]Nifene, a fast acting PET imaging agent for α4β2* nAChRs. Nifene had subnanomolar affinities for hα2β2 (0.34 nM), hα3β2 (0.80 nM) and hα4β2 (0.83 nM) nAChR but weaker (27 to 219 nM) for hβ4 nAChR subtypes and 169 nM for hα7 nAChR...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860974/striatal-distribution-and-cytoarchitecture-of-dopamine-receptor-subtype-1-and-2-evidence-from-double-labeling-transgenic-mice
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Keke Ren, Baolin Guo, Chunqiu Dai, Han Yao, Tangna Sun, Xia Liu, Zhantao Bai, Wenting Wang, Shengxi Wu
As the main input nucleus of the basal ganglion, the striatum executes different functions, including motivation, reward and attention. The functions of the striatum highly rely on its subregions that receive projections from various cortical areas and the distribution of striatonigral neurons that express D1 dopamine (DA) receptors (or D1 medium-sized spiny neurons, D1 MSNs) and striatopallidal neurons that express D2 DA receptors (or D2 MSNs). Using bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) transgenic mice, several studies have recently been performed on the spatial distribution of D1 and D2 MSNs...
2017: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859972/increased-oxytocin-monomeric-red-fluorescent-protein-1-fluorescent-intensity-with-urocortin-like-immunoreactivity-in-the-hypothalamo-neurohypophysial-system-of-aged-transgenic-rats
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Shigeo Ohno, Hirofumi Hashimoto, Hiroaki Fujihara, Nobuhiro Fujiki, Mitsuhiro Yoshimura, Takashi Maruyama, Yasuhito Motojima, Reiko Saito, Hiromichi Ueno, Satomi Sonoda, Motoko Ohno, Yuichi Umezu, Akinori Hamamura, Satoru Saeki, Yoichi Ueta
To visualize oxytocin in the hypothalamo-neurohypophysial system, we generated a transgenic rat that expresses the oxytocin-monomeric red fluorescent protein 1 (mRFP1) fusion gene. In the present study, we examined the age-related changes of oxytocin-mRFP1 fluorescent intensity in the posterior pituitary (PP), the supraoptic nucleus (SON) and the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) of transgenic rats. The mRFP1 fluorescent intensities were significantly increased in the PP, the SON and the PVN of 12-, 18- and 24-month-old transgenic rats in comparison with 3-month-old transgenic rats...
August 28, 2017: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851564/x-linked-parkinsonism-with-intellectual-disability-caused-by-novel-mutations-and-somatic-mosaicism-in-rab39b-gene
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Andrea Ciammola, Paola Carrera, Alessio Di Fonzo, Jenny Sassone, Roberta Villa, Barbara Poletti, Maurizio Ferrari, Floriano Girotti, Edoardo Monfrini, Gabriele Buongarzone, Vincenzo Silani, Claudia Maria Cinnante, Maria Lidia Mignogna, Patrizia D'Adamo, Maria Teresa Bonati
BACKGROUND: RAB39B pathogenic variants cause X-linked Parkinsonism associated with Intellectual Disability, known as Waisman syndrome, a very rare disorder that has been mainly identified through exome sequencing in large Parkinson's disease cohorts. In this study we searched for pathogenic variants in RAB39B in two Italian families affected by X-linked early-onset Parkinsonism and Intellectual Disability. METHODS: Three patients received neurological evaluation and underwent RAB39B sequencing...
August 26, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838910/assessment-of-iron-deposition-in-the-brain-in-frontotemporal-dementia-and-its-correlation-with-behavioral-traits
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R Sheelakumari, C Kesavadas, T Varghese, R M Sreedharan, B Thomas, J Verghese, P S Mathuranath
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Brain iron deposition has been implicated as a major culprit in the pathophysiology of neurodegeneration. However, the quantitative assessment of iron in behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia and primary progressive aphasia brains has not been performed, to our knowledge. The aim of our study was to investigate the characteristic iron levels in the frontotemporal dementia subtypes using susceptibility-weighted imaging and report its association with behavioral profiles...
August 24, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836295/microglia-may-compensate-for-dopaminergic-neuron-loss-in-experimental-parkinsonism-through-selective-elimination-of-glutamatergic-synapses-from-the-subthalamic-nucleus
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Hitomi Aono, Mohammed Emamussalehin Choudhury, Hiromi Higaki, Kazuya Miyanishi, Yuka Kigami, Kohdai Fujita, Jun-Ichi Akiyama, Hisaaki Takahashi, Hajime Yano, Madoka Kubo, Noriko Nishikawa, Masahiro Nomoto, Junya Tanaka
Parkinson's disease (PD) symptoms do not become apparent until most dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc) degenerate, suggesting that compensatory mechanisms play a role. Here, we investigated the compensatory involvement of activated microglia in the SN pars reticulata (SNr) and the globus pallidus (GP) in a 6-hydroxydopamine-induced rat hemiparkinsonism model. Activated microglia accumulated more markedly in the SNr than in the SNc in the model. The cells had enlarged somata and expressed phagocytic markers CD68 and NG2 proteoglycan in a limited region of the SNr, where synapsin I- and postsynaptic density 95-immunoreactivities were reduced...
August 24, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828570/the-cryptomonad-nucleomorph
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Geoffrey I McFadden
The cryptomonad nucleomorph is a vestigial nucleus of a eukaryotic red alga engulfed by a phagotrophic protist and retained as a photosynthetic endosymbiont. This review recounts the initial discovery and subsequent characterisation of the cryptomonad nucleomorph focusing on the key role of Peter Sitte and his protégés in our understanding of secondary endosymbiosis to create complex plastids, one of the major transition events in the evolution of life on Earth.
August 21, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806415/synthetic-mrna-is-a-more-reliable-tool-for-the-delivery-of-dna-targeting-proteins-into-the-cell-nucleus-than-fusion-with-a-protein-transduction-domain
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Ivan Leontovyc, David Habart, Sarka Loukotova, Lucie Kosinova, Jan Kriz, Frantisek Saudek, Tomas Koblas
Cell reprogramming requires efficient delivery of reprogramming transcription factors into the cell nucleus. Here, we compared the robustness and workload of two protein delivery methods that avoid the risk of genomic integration. The first method is based on fusion of the protein of interest to a protein transduction domain (PTD) for delivery across the membranes of target cells. The second method relies on de novo synthesis of the protein of interest inside the target cells utilizing synthetic mRNA (syn-mRNA) as a template...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799820/arginine-modified-dual-emission-photoluminescent-nanocrystals-for-bioimaging-at-subcellular-resolution
#16
Jun Zhang, Jin Yan, Qingchen Yang, Yuwei Yan, Shichao Li, Lijuan Wang, Chenyu Li, Bo Lei, Guang Yang, Wangxiao He
Bioimaging at a subcellular resolution to label cytoplasm and nucleus in living cell by just one photoluminescent nanoparticle has great application potential in bioresearch, preclinical diagnosis, screening, and image-guided therapy of life-threatening diseases. Herein, we report a novel arginine (Arg) functionalized ultra-small lanthanide oxyfluoride nanocrystals (LaOF) for simultaneously targeted imaging cell cytoplasm and nucleus. As-prepared Arg-modified PAA capped LaOF: 45%Ce, 15%Tb nanocrystals (LaOF:Ce,Tb@PAA@Arg) possessed high water dispersibility, ultra-small size (∼5...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781902/study-on-lesion-assessment-of-cerebello-thalamo-cortical-network-in-wilson-s-disease-with-diffusion-tensor-imaging
#17
Anqin Wang, Hongli Wu, Chunsheng Xu, Lanfeng Tang, Jaeyoun Lee, Min Wang, Man Jiang, Chuanfu Li, Qi Lu, Chunyun Zhang
Wilson's disease (WD) is a genetic disorder of copper metabolism with pathological copper accumulation in the brain and any other tissues. This article aimed to assess lesions in cerebello-thalamo-cortical network with an advanced technique of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in WD. 35 WD patients and 30 age- and sex-matched healthy volunteers were recruited to accept diffusion-weighted images with 15 gradient vectors and conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The DTI parameters, including fractional anisotropy (FA) and mean diffusion (MD), were calculated by diffusion kurtosis estimator software...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765952/mtor-signaling-promotes-foam-cell-formation-and-inhibits-foam-cell-egress-through-suppressing-the-sirt1-signaling-pathway
#18
Haixiang Zheng, Yucai Fu, Yusheng Huang, Xinde Zheng, Wei Yu, Wei Wang
Atherosclerosis (AS) is a chronic immuno‑inflammatory disease accompanied by dyslipidemia. The authors previously demonstrated that sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) may prevent atherogenesis through influencing the liver X receptor/C‑C chemokine receptor type 7/nuclear factor‑κB (LXR‑CCR7/NF‑κB) signaling pathway. Previous studies have suggested a role for mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases. The present study investigated the potential association between mTOR signaling and SIRT1‑LXR‑CCR7/NF‑κB signaling (SIRT1 signaling) in AS pathogenesis...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764932/adeno-associated-viral-serotypes-differentially-transduce-inhibitory-neurons-within-the-rat-amygdala
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C A de Solis, M P Hosek, R Holehonnur, A Ho, A Banerjee, J A Luong, L E Jones, D Chaturvedi, J E Ploski
Recombinant adeno-associated viruses (AAV) are frequently used to make localized genetic manipulations within the rodent brain. It is accepted that the different viral serotypes possess differing affinities for particular cell types, but it is not clear how these properties affect their ability to transduce specific neuronal cell sub-types. Here, we examined ten AAV serotypes for their ability to transduce neurons within the rat basal and lateral nuclei of the amygdala (BLA) and the central nucleus of the amygdala (CeA)...
July 29, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758684/delivery-of-cytoplasmic-and-apoplastic-effectors-from-phytophthora-infestans-haustoria-by-distinct-secretion-pathways
#20
Shumei Wang, Petra C Boevink, Lydia Welsh, Ruofang Zhang, Stephen C Whisson, Paul R J Birch
The potato blight pathogen Phytophthora infestans secretes effector proteins that are delivered inside (cytoplasmic) or can act outside (apoplastic) plant cells to neutralize host immunity. Little is known about how and where effectors are secreted during infection, yet such knowledge is essential to understand and combat crop disease. We used transient Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated in planta expression, transformation of P. infestans with fluorescent protein fusions and confocal microscopy to investigate delivery of effectors to plant cells during infection...
July 31, 2017: New Phytologist
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