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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534985/microarray-analysis-of-differentially-expressed-genes-in-l929-mouse-fibroblast-cells-exposed-to-leptin-and-hypoxia
#1
Ping Ouyang, Sen Wang, He Zhang, Zhigang Huang, Pei Wei, Ye Zhang, Zhuguo Wu, Tao Li
Leptin and hypoxia are pro-fibrotic factors involved in fibrogenesis, however, the gene expression profiles remain to be fully elucidated. The aim of the present study was to investigate the regulatory roles of leptin and hypoxia on the L929 mouse fibroblast cell line. The cells were assigned to a normoxia, normoxia with leptin, hypoxia, and hypoxia with leptin group. The cDNA expression was detected using an Agilent mRNA array platform. The differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in response to leptin and hypoxia were identified using reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis, followed by clustering analysis, Gene Ontology analysis and pathway analysis...
May 17, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521119/netrin-mediated-axon-guidance-to-the-cns-midline-revisited
#2
Randal A Hand, Alex L Kolodkin
Varadarajan et al. (2017)-in this issue of Neuron-and Dominici et al. (2017)-published online at Nature-independently show that floor plate-derived netrin-1 is dispensable for commissural neuron axon guidance to the CNS midline during development.
May 17, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513774/hippocampal-overexpression-of-down-syndrome-cell-adhesion-molecule-in-amyloid-precursor-protein-transgenic-mice
#3
Y L Jia, Z X Fu, B H Zhang, Y J Jia
Down syndrome cell adhesion molecule (DSCAM) is located within the Down syndrome critical region of chromosome 21. DSCAM is a broadly expressed neurodevelopmental protein involved in synaptogenesis, neurite outgrowth, and axon guidance. We previously demonstrated DSCAM overexpression in the cortex of amyloid precursor protein (APP) transgenic mice, suggesting possible regulatory interactions between APP and DSCAM. APP mice exhibit deficits in hippocampus-dependent learning and memory. In this preliminary study, we examined age-related changes in DSCAM expression within the hippocampus in 16 APP transgenic mice (1, 3, 6 and 12 months old)...
May 15, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513549/brain-rna-seq-profiling-of-the-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-ii-mouse-model
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Marika Salvalaio, Francesca D'Avanzo, Laura Rigon, Alessandra Zanetti, Michela D'Angelo, Giorgio Valle, Maurizio Scarpa, Rosella Tomanin
Lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs) are a group of about 50 genetic metabolic disorders, mainly affecting children, sharing the inability to degrade specific endolysosomal substrates. This results in failure of cellular functions in many organs, including brain that in most patients may go through progressive neurodegeneration. In this study, we analyzed the brain of the mouse model for Hunter syndrome, a LSD mostly presenting with neurological involvement. Whole transcriptome analysis of the cerebral cortex and midbrain/diencephalon/hippocampus areas was performed through RNA-seq...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512739/normal-develompent-of-spinal-axons-in-early-embryo-stages-and-posterior-locomotor-function-is-independent-of-gal-1
#5
Juana M Pasquini, Francisco J Barrantes, Héctor R Quintá
It was recently described that Galectin-1 (Gal-1) promotes axonal growth after spinal cord injury. This effect depends on protein dimerization, since monomeric Gal-1 fails to stimulate axonal re-growth. Gal-1 is expressed in vivo at concentrations that favor the monomeric species. The aim of the present study is to investigate whether endogenous Gal-1 is required for spinal axon development and normal locomotor behavior in mice. In order to characterize axonal development, we used a novel combination of 3-DISCO technique with 1-photon microscopy and epifluorescence microscopy under high power LED illumination, followed by serial image section deconvolution and 3-D reconstruction...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508316/trpc-channels-and-neuron-development-plasticity-and-activities
#6
Yilin Tai, Yichang Jia
In this chapter, we mainly focus on the functions of TRPC channels in brain development, including neural progenitor proliferation, neurogenesis, neuron survival, axon guidance, dendritic morphology, synaptogenesis, and neural plasticity. We also notice emerging advances in understanding the functions of TRPC channels in periphery, especially their functions in sensation and nociception in dorsal root ganglion (DRG). Because TRPC channels are expressed in all major types of glial cells, which account for at least half of total cells in the brain, TRPC channels may act as modulators for glial functions as well...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507510/enhanced-axonal-extension-of-subcortical-projection-neurons-isolated-from-murine-embryonic-cortex-using-neuropilin-1
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Noritaka Sano, Takafumi Shimogawa, Hideya Sakaguchi, Yoshihiko Ioroi, Yoshifumi Miyawaki, Asuka Morizane, Susumu Miyamoto, Jun Takahashi
The cerebral cortical tissue of murine embryo and pluripotent stem cell (PSC)-derived neurons can survive in the brain and extend axons to the spinal cord. For efficient cell integration to the corticospinal tract (CST) after transplantation, the induction or selection of cortical motor neurons is important. However, precise information about the appropriate cell population remains unclear. To address this issue, we isolated cells expressing Neuropilin-1 (NRP1), a major axon guidance molecule receptor during the early developmental stage, from E14...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505105/new-functions-of-apc-c-ubiquitin-ligase-in-the-nervous-system-and-its-role-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#8
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Tanja Fuchsberger, Ana Lloret, Jose Viña
The E3 ubiquitin ligase Anaphase Promoting Complex/Cyclosome (APC/C) regulates important processes in cells, such as the cell cycle, by targeting a set of substrates for degradation. In the last decade, APC/C has been related to several major functions in the nervous system, including axon guidance, synaptic plasticity, neurogenesis, and neuronal survival. Interestingly, some of the identified APC/C substrates have been related to neurodegenerative diseases. There is an accumulation of some degradation targets of APC/C in Alzheimer's disease (AD) brains, which suggests a dysregulation of the protein complex in the disorder...
May 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500632/altered-expression-of-four-mirna-mir-1238-3p-mir-202-3p-mir-630-and-mir-766-3p-and-their-potential-targets-in-peripheral-blood-from-vitiligo-patients
#9
Zhiwei Shang, Hongwen Li
Vitiligo is an acquired skin disease with pigmentary disorder. Autoimmune destruction of melanocytes is thought to be major factor in the etiology of vitiligo. miRNA-based regulators of gene expression have been reported to play crucial roles in autoimmune disease. Therefore, we attempt to profile the miRNA expressions and predict their potential targets, assessing the biological functions of differentially expressed miRNA. Total RNA was extracted from peripheral blood of vitiligo (experimental group, n = 5) and non-vitiligo (control group, n = 5) age-matched patients...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483977/uncoupling-of-unc5c-with-polymerized-tubb3-in-microtubules-mediates-netrin-1-repulsion
#10
Qiangqiang Shao, Tao Yang, Huai Huang, Farrah Alarmanazi, Guofa Liu
Modulation of microtubule (MT) dynamics is a key event of cytoskeleton remodeling in the growth cone (GC) during axon outgrowth and pathfinding. Our previous studies have shown that the direct interaction of netrin receptor DCC and DSCAM with polymerized TUBB3, a neuron-specific MT subunit in the brain, is required for netrin-1-mediated axon outgrowth, branching and attraction. Here, we show that uncoupling of polymerized TUBB3 with netrin-1 repulsive receptor UNC5C is involved in netrin-1-mediated axonal repulsion...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483659/the-long-non-coding-rna-neat1-is-an-important-mediator-of-the-therapeutic-effect-of-bexarotene-on-traumatic-brain-injury-in-mice
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Jianjun Zhong, Li Jiang, Zhijian Huang, Hongrong Zhang, Chongjie Cheng, Han Liu, Junchi He, Jingchuan Wu, Rami Darwazeh, Yue Wu, Xiaochuan Sun
OBJECTIVE: Bexarotene treatments exert neuroprotective effects on mice following traumatic brain injury (TBI). The present study aims to investigate the potential roles of the long noncoding RNA Neat1 in the neuroprotective effects of bexarotene. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult male C57BL/6J mice (n=80) and newborn mice (within 24 h after birth) (n=20) were used to generate a "controlled cortical impact" (CCI) model and harvest primary cortex neurons, respectively...
May 5, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481649/new-perspectives-on-the-roles-of-abl-tyrosine-kinase-in-axon-patterning
#12
Ramakrishnan Kannan, Edward Giniger
The Abelson tyrosine kinase (Abl) lies at the heart of one of the small set of ubiquitous, conserved signal transduction pathways that do much of the work of development and physiology. Abl signaling is essential to epithelial integrity, motility of autonomous cells such as blood cells, and axon growth and guidance in the nervous system. However, though Abl was one of the first of these conserved signaling machines to be identified, it has been among the last to have its essential architecture elucidated. Here we will first discuss some of the challenges that long delayed the dissection of this pathway, and what they tell us about the special problems of investigating dynamic processes like motility...
May 8, 2017: Fly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481342/recurrent-noncoding-regulatory-mutations-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Michael E Feigin, Tyler Garvin, Peter Bailey, Nicola Waddell, David K Chang, David R Kelley, Shimin Shuai, Steven Gallinger, John D McPherson, Sean M Grimmond, Ekta Khurana, Lincoln D Stein, Andrew V Biankin, Michael C Schatz, David A Tuveson
The contributions of coding mutations to tumorigenesis are relatively well known; however, little is known about somatic alterations in noncoding DNA. Here we describe GECCO (Genomic Enrichment Computational Clustering Operation) to analyze somatic noncoding alterations in 308 pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDAs) and identify commonly mutated regulatory regions. We find recurrent noncoding mutations to be enriched in PDA pathways, including axon guidance and cell adhesion, and newly identified processes, including transcription and homeobox genes...
May 8, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476570/expression-signatures-of-long-non-coding-rna-in-the-substantia-nigra-of-pre-symptomatic-mouse-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#14
Fengjuan Jiao, Qingzhi Wang, Pei Zhang, Lulu Bu, Jianguo Yan, Bo Tian
Parkinson's disease (PD) is an age-dependent neurodegenerative disease that can be caused by a variety of factors. Growing evidence shows that prior to the motor phase of PD can express molecular or imaging markers. Many long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been identified in neurodegenerative disease. However, the biogenesis and function of lncRNAs in the pre-symptomatic stage of PD is poorly understood. Here, we profiled the expression of lncRNAs and mRNAs in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc) of pre-symptomatic mice over-expressing human A30P*A53T α-synuclein by microarray analysis...
May 2, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465430/molecular-codes-for-cell-type-specification-in-brn3-retinal-ganglion-cells
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Szilard Sajgo, Miruna Georgiana Ghinia, Matthew Brooks, Friedrich Kretschmer, Katherine Chuang, Suja Hiriyanna, Zhijian Wu, Octavian Popescu, Tudor Constantin Badea
Visual information is conveyed from the eye to the brain by distinct types of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). It is largely unknown how RGCs acquire their defining morphological and physiological features and connect to upstream and downstream synaptic partners. The three Brn3/Pou4f transcription factors (TFs) participate in a combinatorial code for RGC type specification, but their exact molecular roles are still unclear. We use deep sequencing to define (i) transcriptomes of Brn3a- and/or Brn3b-positive RGCs, (ii) Brn3a- and/or Brn3b-dependent RGC transcripts, and (iii) transcriptomes of retinorecipient areas of the brain at developmental stages relevant for axon guidance, dendrite formation, and synaptogenesis...
May 2, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459979/ocular-congenital-cranial-dysinnervation-disorders-ccdds-insights-into-axon-growth-and-guidance
#16
Mary C Whitman, Elizabeth C Engle
Unraveling the genetics of the paralytic strabismus syndromes known as congenital cranial dysinnervation disorders (CCDDs) is both informing physicians and their patients and broadening our understanding of development of the ocular motor system. Genetic mutations underlying ocular CCDDs alter either motor neuron specification or motor nerve development, and highlight the importance of modulations of cell signaling, cytoskeletal transport, and microtubule dynamics for axon growth and guidance. Here we review recent advances in our understanding of two CCDDs, congenital fibrosis of the extraocular muscles (CFEOM) and Duane retraction syndrome (DRS), and discuss what they have taught us about mechanisms of axon guidance and selective vulnerability...
April 28, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455377/lmx1b-targeted-cis-regulatory-modules-involved-in-limb-dorsalization
#17
Endika Haro, Billy A Watson, Jennifer M Feenstra, Luke Tegeler, Charmaine U Pira, Subburaman Mohan, Kerby C Oberg
Lmx1b is a homeodomain transcription factor responsible for limb dorsalization. Despite striking double-ventral (loss-of-function) and double-dorsal (gain-of-function) limb phenotypes, no direct gene targets in the limb have been confirmed. To determine direct targets, we performed a chromatin immunoprecipitation against Lmx1b at E12.5 followed by next generation sequencing (ChIP-seq). Nearly 84% (n=617) of the Lmx1b-bound genomic intervals (LBIs) identified overlap with chromatin regulatory marks indicative of potential cis-regulatory modules (PCRMs)...
April 28, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448525/brorin-is-required-for-neurogenesis-gliogenesis-and-commissural-axon-guidance-in-the-zebrafish-forebrain
#18
Ayumi Miyake, Yoko Mekata, Hidenori Fujibayashi, Kazuya Nakanishi, Morichika Konishi, Nobuyuki Itoh
Bmps regulate numerous neural functions with their regulators. We previously identified Brorin, a neural-specific secreted antagonist of Bmp signaling, in humans, mice, and zebrafish. Mouse Brorin has two cysteine-rich domains containing 10 cysteine residues in its core region, and these are located in similar positions to those in the cysteine-rich domains of Chordin family members, which are secreted Bmp antagonists. Zebrafish Brorin had two cysteine-rich domains with high similarity to those of mouse Brorin...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445456/floor-plate-derived-netrin-1-is-dispensable-for-commissural-axon-guidance
#19
Chloé Dominici, Juan Antonio Moreno-Bravo, Sergi Roig Puiggros, Quentin Rappeneau, Nicolas Rama, Pauline Vieugue, Agns Bernet, Patrick Mehlen, Alain Chédotal
Netrin-1 is an evolutionarily conserved, secreted extracellular matrix protein involved in axon guidance at the central nervous system midline. Netrin-1 is expressed by cells localized at the central nervous system midline, such as those of the floor plate in vertebrate embryos. Growth cone turning assays and three-dimensional gel diffusion assays have shown that netrin-1 can attract commissural axons. Loss-of-function experiments further demonstrated that commissural axon extension to the midline is severely impaired in the absence of netrin-1 (refs 3, 7, 8, 9)...
May 18, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440867/the-epileptology-of-koolen-de-vries-syndrome-electro-clinico-radiologic-findings-in-31-patients
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Kenneth A Myers, Simone A Mandelstam, Georgia Ramantani, Elisabeth J Rushing, Bert B de Vries, David A Koolen, Ingrid E Scheffer
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to describe the spectrum of epilepsy phenotypes in Koolen-de Vries syndrome (KdVS), a genetic syndrome involving dysmorphic features, intellectual disability, hypotonia, and congenital malformations, that occurs secondary to 17q21.31 microdeletions and heterozygous mutations in KANSL1. METHODS: We were invited to attend a large gathering of individuals with KdVS and their families. While there, we recruited individuals with KdVS and seizures, and performed thorough phenotyping...
April 25, 2017: Epilepsia
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